Once Upon A Time On Something Street

Something Street

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19:00 - 22:00 (doors at 18:30)
Tickets from £18
Theatre/Arts, Date Night, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Live Music
12 and over, but under 16's must be accompanied by an adult

Once Upon A Time On Something Street

Take a step into the unknown... then take another and find yourself on Something Street, a place with a touch of destiny, which could be anywhere and anywhen. Are we in the war torn 40s? Or maybe we're celebrating the new millennium? It could be the dawn of the swinging 60s... Maybe. This summer, you are invited to the Marine Parade, (overlooking the iconic, Brighton Pier) which will undergo a metamorphosis into the street where time makes its own rules.

For only a short time, the towering hedges of the mysterious street will appear on the Brighton sea front to intrigue and entertain as you explore each house and discover the secrets of the people who live inside them. They all have a story to tell but you'll soon realise their stories are woven into the patchwork of the street as you begin to unpick the threads connecting them through time. What does their story have to do with you? Perhaps nothing, perhaps everything...

It all happens in a purpose-built set, cut off from the world outside and plunging you into tales of happiness, laughter, loss and regret. Walk down the lamplit pavement in a neighbourhood you've seen before but never really noticed. Dig deeper into the minds of each character by simply asking them a question and find yourself a character in a play you've been a part of since you drew your first breath. Once Upon A Time On Something Street will awaken your imagination and leave you with a smile.

After the show, you can relax and reflect on what on earth you just saw in our specially designed food court, complete with a sea view. We offer flavours as delicious as the scenery whether you have a ticket for the show or not. Like the play itself, our skilled catering staff tear down the fourth wall to cook, before your eyes, a range of different street foods, served still sizzling. Not hungry? Why not relax with a drink from our fully-stocked bar on our very own, private 'Something Beach' and let time stand still once again.

Performances of 'Once Upon A Time On Something Street' are Tuesday to Sunday at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. On Friday there will be an additional performance at 6pm and on Saturday and Sunday, matinee performances at 1pm and 2pm will also be available.

All preordered tickets are now available for £18.

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Something Street
Madeira Drive Brighton Seafront, Brighton, BN2 1EN


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the review from Ray is a farce as there was no show on that day,29 July, the only truth is the weather was cold and windy but it did not rain that evening either we walked to the Marina for dinner after purchasing tickets and no show. Daniela visited Something Street on 27 Jul 2016
25 Aug 2016 by Daniela

The weather was awful! Not the fault of the team but it did affect the experience. Hardly any shelter from the rain apart from the show itself. Never been to a production like this before but it did not meet the promise of the promotion. Very little interaction apart from the scene where we could sit and the rather cringe worthy final scene. I suspect the low number of people in attendance (caused by the weather) stilted the involvement somewhat. Also the bar and food set up does not match the images shown on the website. Ray visited Something Street on 29 Jul 2016
22 Aug 2016 by Ray

Me and my partner really enjoyed this production. We found the story very interesting and in some cases very moving. As other reviewers said the main theme is time and we were able to very much feel this as we were shown into each room. As we left the last room we were treated to a beautiful sunset - very lucky with the weather. All players in the production and the associated staff were very friendly and had some great jerk chicken to end the night with a prosecco... bravo! Dewi visited Something Street on 27 Jun 2016
09 Aug 2016 by Dewi
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Wish I was able to review but performance cancelled at the last minute which was especially disappointing as we were attending with a group of us and could only make this date during July. Hopefully the technical issues have been resolved and we will be able to rebook another date that works for us all before the show closes in September. Carla visited Something Street on 30 Jun 2016
11 Jul 2016 by Carla

A nice idea but rough round the edges, and overall a bit disappointing. With a bit more thought this could have been a lot better as the concept is ok. The actors themselves were okay - but they are clearly working within constraints. The plot was a little simple, the story is just as is - no discovery or mystery, and the links between characters done simply though plot and name. You are essentially led linearly though the scenes by a rather obvious and sometimes distracting timekeeper (especially when they start laughing). Any interaction with the actors is inconsequential to the plot and you learn nothing from them so if feels like there is no depth to their characters and you are just being taken though a oddly structure powerpoint presentation. Being led through the doors and essentially told where to stand removed the element of discovery, but this felt a constraint of the limited set as more free movement was not workable with the set scripted pieces and other group walking around. The soundscape was generally lacking - rooms and moments had music but the rest was conducted to the sound of passing traffic, concorde 2 club, and the bartender dragging what sounded like a keg across the floor all which caused a disconnect with the whole thing. The summary ending was enjoyable, if not a tad pantomime but did serve to break the ice, it was a shame this was only moments before being shepherded out. Im inclined to agree with the below review from Ben. Overall a nice idea, lacking real thought, an involving plot, and resources. Sorry :/ Colin visited Something Street on 22 Apr 2016
05 Jul 2016 by Colin

The concept was brilliant, but was let down by the overall execution. I expected an over arching plot that would reveal itself in subtle ways rather than an obvious direct link that bore little significance to the actual scenes. It would been far better to set up a little mystery in the first room and have subsequent rooms where you could talk to the actors, giving the audience a focus and challenge to discover the story. In fact the interaction element was very superficial adding nothing to the experience. Why not setup an event in present day that requires explanation and reveal details that shed light on it in the other rooms through time. That way a more unified and satisfying story could unfold with a sense of conclusion (maybe a revisit to present day at the end). Beside that the acting script was a little on the pantomime at times. I also found our our exuberant guide annoying rather than charming and the timekeeper was an unnecessary distraction. Ben visited Something Street on 19 Jun 2016
01 Jul 2016 by Ben
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Refreshingly different and totally immersive. Saw the show on Sunday afternoon and was totally drawn into the lives of the different characters, in fact, in a couple of the rooms I forgot that the audience was there. A little uneasiness made for a memorable experience and we could participate as little or as much as we preferred without any pressure. Catch the show before it finishes. Well done to all. Sheila visited Something Street on 24 Jun 2016
28 Jun 2016 by Sheila

So many rooms within what looked like from the outside a small space. If you want to go to an interactive performance than this is for you. No embarrassing moments that you may get from interactive comedy. Very polished performances. My only quibble was with design my night as I booked very early paying full price only to then find deals on groupon for less or with prosecco thrown in. It obviously doesn't always pay to book early. Michele Michele visited Something Street on 04 Apr 2016
27 Jun 2016 by Michele

Something really new . A new way of seeing a show. Brilliantly executed and very well played by the young cast. Enjoyed it immensely . A great trip down memory lane and loved the interaction with the cast. Maureen visited Something Street on 20 Jun 2016
26 Jun 2016 by Maureen

A powerful and immersive trip down an intriguing street that managed to evoke a range of emotions from grief, to joy through discomfort and anger. The result was a powerful and effective urge to live every moment better! I still feel that way now almost three days later! Time is not on your side but every moment you have can leave its echoes for eternity! Make them count! Chris visited Something Street on 14 Jun 2016
17 Jun 2016 by Chris
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