FringeReview Hidden Gem Venue in May – The Cabin


The Cabin
Address: Brighton Steiner School, Roedean Road, BN2 5RA (Map here.) (Take Bus 7 to Roedean Road or Bus 1 to Whitehawk Road)

The Cabin has to be the hidden gem of a venue and programme at Brighton Fringe 2013.

All of their events are bookable and part of The Brighton Five Pound Fringe. And there’s still plenty on offer so do go along, or get booking!

Interview: Here FringeReview talks to the literal makers of this venue – musicians Matt Hodgson and Jack Cryer. (Listen to her music here). We caught up with these Cabin movers and shakers at this unique venue…

THE PROGRAMME (click on a show title to book or just go along on the day)

Playing at The Cabin…


Artist in a Sauna

Brash Brackenfield and guests
28/05/2013 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Take one freedom-minded multi- media artist, put him in a hot sauna, turn up the heat, let in the audience in and cue the action!

With joy, vibes and diatribes Brash Brackenfield will entertain and enlighten you. £4


Puppetry for children and the young at heart…

Mashenka and the Bear

Date(s) – 29/05/2013
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm and 3.30pm

Honeysuckle Puppet Co. (aka Nicky Goodland & Jack Cryer) presents
Mashenka and the Bear
A Russian folk tale in which a young girl is taken by a bear but triumphs over him with trickery,
showing that sometimes a big creature can be scared of a small one.
Suitable for children aged 3 – 7.
£3 for all creatures, great and small.

Pulp Diction

Bob Cryer & guests
Date(s) – 29/05/2013
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Four writer/performers look between the panels to give voice to comic book characters we all thought we knew.
An hour of bam! & pow! spoken wordbubble monologue for fanboys and girls of all ages. £4

FringeReview’s Paul Levy says: “I witnessed Bob’s work at a previous Cabin – top drawer spoken word”


Nadia Strahan

Date(s) – 30/05/2013
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A charismatic, exciting and soulful singer – incomparable. A rare solo treat! £4

FringeReview says: “Nadia sings from the heart of the heart, and we thoroughly recommend her.”


The Cabin Jam

Allen, Cryer, Hodgson and guests
Date(s) – 31/05/2013
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Cabin Crew invite you to bring your instruments and/or voices and have a good ole jam.Some music and lyrics will be provided and the floor is open for your suggestions! Mark Allen, Jack Cryer and Matt Hodgson will be playing the second set. £4

FringeReview says: “We’ve attended these unique evenings before and they have to be one of the most intimate and musically impressive events along the South Coast.”


“This has to be one of the most life-affirming, chilled out,cake-gorgeous venues I have been to.” 



Some Cabin Resources…

The music of Jack Cryer

Jack Cryer sings Floor

Brash Bracknefield on Youtube here. And here.

Bob Cryer’s web site.



More to come.