WIRED THEATRE was formed in 1999 and since then the company have produced several productions for the Brighton Festival (as listed below) as well as a production for Brighton and Hove Council’s Celebrating Age project. In their upcoming productions the company plans to continue their policy of making performances in non-theatrical spaces.
Feel free to explore the productions we have done.
Brighton Festival Fringe 2021
About The Garden
A garden is a private space. It belongs to its owner, doesn’t it? But who owns it and why are strangers invading his personal domain? These questions are answered, but offer no comfort, only confusion.
The setting for this quirky, original performance is a charming garden where three couples become embroiled in a mayhem of mishaps and mistaken identities. Past, present and future collide, unearthing secrets, destabilising realities and changing perspectives.
Devised in the bleak Covid winter, WIRED THEATRE has created a sprightly, light-hearted romp on a Hove lawn. This unique entertainment marks WIRED THEATRE’s twentieth appearance in the Brighton Fringe and continues its ethos of making work in non-theatrical spaces. The authentic garden provides a colourful backdrop for a surprising and imaginative fiction.
Reviews of previous shows:
Dancing in the Dark (2016) ‘The house is the stage and the audience can enjoy close
proximity with the actors. No rigid barriers distance the audience from what is happening
in the house.’ (Arts Award Voice 2016) *****
WIRED is known for taking risks, but “provided you concentrate – you’ll be treated to an experience unlike any other in Brighton.” Brighton Guru 2015
4 Rigden Road, Hove. BN3 6NP
May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 at 4.30pm & 7pm
May 30, 31, June 6, 13, 20, 27 at 2pm & 5pm
£10, £8 (concessions)
10 available at the Brighton Fringe Box Office and a few on the door
www.brightonfringe.org Box office: 01273 917272
Not suitable for children under 14. No wheelchair access.
- Jaqueline Andrews
- Jenny Brown
- Gillian Eddison
- Robin Humphreys
- Edgar Taljaard
- Jackie Thomas
- Graham White
- Sylvia Vickers
Review of “Always With A Love That’s True” – (Brighton Fringe – 5/5/18. Review by Michael Sabbaton )
Fantastic work from, Wired Theatre, who are playing throughout this year’s Brighton Fringe. Their new show, Always with a Love that’s True, picks up the saga of womanising, alcoholic therapist, Andrew, as he attempts to squirm his way back through ethically-challenging relationships and self-indulged mis-adventure.
Set and played in an actual house, the audience become fused with the close action as, moment by moment, each scene unfolds and tumbles into the next. From conservatory to hall, from staircase to sitting room, we inhabit this man’s sink-hole-life of love, loss and manipulation.
Wired weave a complex web of theatrical interaction, dancing through frames of naturalism, documentary realism, dream and the surreal. Characters change course throughout from the comedic (with exquisitely timed, unfolding routines and smile inducing song and dance) to the tragic (where life and loneliness are left to unravel). Folded into this structure is, ever-present, a sense of the surreal and a mature presence of self-awareness and this is where Wired’s theatrical language truly resides. They keep you guessing, they make you smile, they make you comfortable then shake the rug from underneath to expose not just tragedy, not just comedy but a life complicated and complex.
It’s fun, challenging and sometimes weird but we are safe in Wired’s, welcoming, world – after all, we’re the guests of honour! It’s like we shouldn’t be there…but we ARE and without our translucent presence it just wouldn’t work. Wired’s work is a constantly reflective menagerie where all the time they are watching us, watching them, watching us but always, if you pardon the pun, with a love that’s (certainly) true!