We are delighted to receive a 4 star review from The Stage (Paywall).
"A striking central performance. This is a genuinely stomach-turning piece of political theatre – and will put you off rice-pudding for life."
Thursday, 10th May
We are all thrilled and humbled to have recieved a 5-star review from Fringe Guru, some wonderful words of praise for our talented cast and writer/director.
Thursday, 4th May 2018
Pleased to be included in The Guide's Brighton Fringe feature, lovely quick question and answer piece.
Friday, 16th March 2018
We are thrilled to have been selected in the 21 must see shows playing at Brighton Fringe this May in The Argus. Our very own Emily Carding's one woman Hamlet also features.
Tuesday, 13th March 2018
Here is a lovely piece about Rialto Brighton with an interview with the great Roger Kay and Lauren Varnfield about the various shows on during Fringe 2018 and a recommendation to see Apparatus!
Thursday, 25th January 2018
We are really excited that Fringe Review have selected Franz Kafka - Apparatus as one of their recommended shows in their 'Keyword Chaos' article.
Friday, 15th December 2017
Early tickets for Brighton Fringe 2018 are on sale now.
You can grab your tickets for Blue Devil's latest production Franz Kafka- Apparatus by hitting the button below!
Friday, 1st December 2017
We are so excited to have chosen The Rialto Theatre as our venue for 'Apparatus'; a beautifully restored gothic building in the centre of Brighton with a theatre that perfectly combines space and intimacy. There is a great bar which is perfect for drinks both before and after the play and the Rialto team are lovely people.
Wednesday, 15th November 2017
We are delighted to announce our 2018 production.
FRANZ KAFKA – APPARATUS by Ross Dinwiddy, a new play based on the writing of Kafka.
APPARATUS will be produced in 3 different versions – on stage, on film and in print. We couldn’t be more excited by this script and presenting it in different media during the coming year - we can’t wait to share it with audiences. The stage version will premiere at the Brighton Fringe in May 2018.
Wednesday, 7th June 2017
Friday, 3rd March 2017
Brighton Fringe 2017 Tickets Now on Sale
Book your tickets now for Ruffian on the Stair. https://www.brightonfringe.org/box-office/shows/view/ruffian-stair
Monday, 19th December 2016
We Have Our Perfect Venue
Having looked at a number of theatre spaces around Brighton, we’re delighted to have chosen The Lantern Theatre as our venue for 'The Ruffian on the Stair'. This intimate theatre in the heart of Brighton is perfect for the atmosphere we wish to create for Orton’s deadly serious comedy. Conveniently located in Rock Place, Kemp Town, a pebble’s throw from the pier, it is right in the centre of all the Fringe action and close to the Spiegeltent. They have a great bar on-site so you can enjoy a drink before and after the performances and they are very lovely people too.
Friday, 25th November 2016
Blue Devil will be presenting Joe Orton’s 'Ruffian on the Stair' as our 2017 production. It will be premiered at Brighton Fringe.
Orton first wrote this play whilst serving six months in prison for defacing library books. It was originally conceived for the stage, but become his first produced play via BBC Radio. However, Orton was never happy with the broadcast and radically reworked it for staging at The Royal Court Theatre in 1967. The strict confines of what was acceptable at the BBC left behind.
Our production will mark not only the 50th anniversary of that event, but also the 50th anniversary of Orton’s murder by his partner, Kenneth Halliwell.
Monday, 24th October 2016
Blue Devil at Brighton Fringe
Blue Devil Theatre will be taking part in (5th May – 4th June). Brighton Fringe is England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. Fringe 2016, broke records in the number of shows and events and 2017 promises to be even more exciting. To take a look at the highlights from last year watch the video below.
We are really excited to be part of this major event in Brighton’s calendar and we hope to see you here - there’s no better way to kick off the summer in our fantastic city by the sea.
Ross Dinwiddy's new adaptation of Kafka's 'In the Penal Colony'
You are cordially invited to a most unusual, mechanically achieved execution - death by means of a complex machine designed and constructed in a nightmare. Tragedy, comedy, horror and the absurd intermingle in this dramatic labyrinth of cruelty, obsession and madness.
The Rialto Theatre
11 Dyke Road
01273 725 230
The Brighton Fringe on-line boxoffices is now open.
You can book tickets for Franz Kafka - APPARATUS on the links below.