Song of Songs: we’re all in this together

A choir meets to rehearse. They are trying to find a song to make things better. Heartbeats synchronise when people sing together. But is harmony possible when the world feels precarious? This piece involves a 60 strong choir, live music and a verbatim text. It asks us to think about the nature of community and how we love.

The Brighton Laboratory is working in collaboration with Jam Tarts, a sixty strong indie choir, to develop a piece for the fringe. This is a scratch performance of work which we hope might have the potential to tour. Our starting point was to ask everyone to pick their favourite song…. lately we have been dancing together! Our show is in Elm Grove Primary School where the choir rehearse. Only two shows at 3pm and 6pm on the 8th May. Tickets available from the fringe website.

Our fantastic image for the show is photograph courtesy of Paul Tucker Photography. Neon artwork by Karen Ay.

House & House 2 (May 2015)


"Taking place in an elegant Victorian townhouse in a leafy corner of Brighton, this fascinating and thoughtful show explores the significance of the buildings in which we live.

Members of the audience are greeted at the door by eager estate agents and invited to view the house. Once inside we move from room to room, piecing together the story of the family who have lived in the house for the past four decades."

The Stage: full review


"This is an extremely ambitious piece of site-specific theatre, and a most stimulating and enjoyable experience.

An audience of 20 are ushered round a house for sale by two estate agents, like an open day."

The Argus: full review



The House Project. Have you ever looked through a window into someone else's world? The house is 'for sale'. In the garage, sisters sort remnants of family life into job lots; upstairs a son, long disappeared, plays the haunting music of Nick Drake. Simultaneously staged across the four floors, the garden and garage of a Brighton townhouse this initimate and immersive devised performance invites the audience to travel through time and memory in an exploration of house as home and house as capital. Our 2014 sold out production The House Project captivated the imaginations of audiences and critics.


"This is a piece that pushes boundaries, plays with time and has the sense of a cracked reality which was at times reminiscent of David Lynch. One of the most exciting pieces I’ve seen in a very long time and an unforgettable viewing experience".

Broadway Baby : full review


"The House Project is a poignant piece of theatre about a house, a family, and the way that the two are intertwined. This is a thoroughly well-constructed piece of theatre".

A Younger Theatre: full review


"Not only timely but almost pathologically compelling".

Total Theatre




The Brighton Laboratory's debut production, The Sun That Casts No Shadows, was an adaptation of Albert Camus' classic novel, The Outsider. The show premiered at the Brighton Festival, 2013, at the seafront bar & club, The Volks and was nominated for The Latest awards 'Best Theatrical Production'.

"...a layered, unexpected and entirely apt version of Camus' novel which delineates all the existential questioning underneath the story through taking a fascinating and stimulating approach" - Guide2Brighton: full review


"A rare instance of thoughtful and disciplined devised work on this year's Brighton Fringe, this is an impressive debut for The Brighton Laboratory in which the audience at least, caught up in the show's compulsive drift, are never outsiders." - The Stage: full review


"Brand spanking new, home-grown theatre company The Brighton Laboratory arrive at Brighton Festival in the most impressive style...The performances were subtly brilliant" - Broadway Baby: full review