Best of Brighton Fringe: Theatre

  • Tue 11 Jul

Every May the IYAF Press Team, made up of young trainee journalists, head to the Brighton Fringe and pick the best youth productions across three categories – Children and Families, Comedy and Theatre.

The winning productions are all invited to perform at the International Youth Arts Festival. Previous Theatre winners have gone onto national and international tours – be sure to see the best theatre Brighton Fringe has to offer in the Rose Theatre Studio.


Put the Book Down Theatre

“She loves him. Isn't that what parents do? But is it still possible to love someone like that?”

Put the Book Down return to with their award-winning, critically acclaimed, intense one-woman play.

A mother waits for her son to come home from a night out. Then the police arrive. And everything changes.

Winner of the IYAF BEST OF BRIGHTON FRINGE THEATRE AWARD 2017 and featured in the Scotsman's Top Rated Shows at the Edinburgh Festivals 2016, Mine is a harrowing examination of what a parent must overcome when their child is arrested for something truly unspeakable. A moving play about shame, courage, guilt and good parenting.

'Quietly compassionate writing…a tremendous performance' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'A poignant tale' ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

'Put the Book Down are quickly proving to be a credit to their profession' ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Event Details

60 minutes (approx)
Rose Theatre Studio
Suitable 16+
Strong language and adult themes