Funny Peculiar: A Guide to Eccentric Brighton

Original crowd funding video by Rosie Powell

An alternative guided tour about Brighton’s eccentric characters and the nature of eccentricity itself – part performance, part audio guide, part treasure hunt…featuring the exploits of such characters as the dilettante actor Romeo Coates, the art work that was Drako Zarharzar and the Doreen Valiente, the mother of modern witchcraft.

Photo by Rosie Powell

Creative Team

  • Co-Writers and Performers: Ivan Fabrega and Paschale Straiton
  • Director: Paschale Straiton
  • Design: Lucy Bradridge
  • Sound: Thor McIntyre Burnie
  • Installation and Graphics: Catherine Soanes
  • Outside Eye: Katie Etheridge
  • Production Support: Marion Duggan

Funny Peculiar was originally created in Brighton in 2014. The show was funded by Arts Council England and Brighton City Council, with support from Brighton Theatre Royal, The Brighton Youth Centre and Ragroof Theatre.

Special thanks Elly Hargreave, Matt Rudkin, John Baldock, the Max Miller Society,  Nick Jones, The Walley Range Allstars and all of our sponsors.

Funny Peculiar Brighton Characters

Funny Peculiar Britain