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BRIGHTON BITES: Juuso Kekkonen – Queer Homo

Back once again by popular demand for 2018, our Brighton Bites Q&As offer an, occasionally witty - often hilarious, insight into the acts donning their flip-flops and shades (or high-heels and lippy) to join the line-up of England's largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. With 2017 boasting almost 1000 events across 160+ venues and 2018 promising more than 300+ free events ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Teatteri Takomo – Dark Side of the Mime

Back once again by popular demand for 2018, our Brighton Bites Q&As offer an, occasionally witty - often hilarious, insight into the acts donning their flip-flops and shades (or high-heels and lippy) to join the line-up of England's largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. With 2017 boasting almost 1000 events across 160+ venues and 2018 promising more than 300+ free events ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: I am Somebody – The Warren: The Hat 

Creators: Sirqus Alfon Reviewer: Simon Topping After some torchlight shenanigans and a "scan" of the Brighton audience in the dark, Sirqus Alfon burst onto the stage looking like vibrant circus militia, decked out in powder pink, yellow and blue army outfits, exuding energy and joy. Immediately immersing the crowd in what simultaneously feels like the 1980's and somewhere in the distant future, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Just Don’t Do it – Sweet Werks 1 

Creators: Beside Ourselves Collective Reviewer: Simon Topping The audience enters Christian camp for girls 1999, greeted by our hosts wearing the camp t-shirts, singing sickly religious songs and readying themselves to present a lecture on sex and Christianity. This is the start of Just Don't Do it! an irreverent and surreal look into the modern Church’s approach to sex, celibacy and female sexual desire. Nat ...

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INTERVIEW: Daniel Winder on his alternative royal wedding, HR Haitch

Faced with saturated media coverage of Harry and Meghan’s nuptials, the theatre could seem like a good place to escape all talk of royal weddings for an hour or two, but not so at London’s Union Theatre, where the new satirical musical HR Haitch has just opened. The show’s director, Daniel Winder, took time off to chat with The Reviews ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Obitchuary – The Warren: Theatre Box 

Creators: Yes Mama! Comedy  Reviewer: Simon Topping Cara Dawson and Alex Nash are dead.  We are welcomed to their funeral service with delicious quiche snacks and a rousing rendition of I Don't Feel like Dancing by the Scissor Sisters.  But are they really dead? This is what the audience are about to find out in this engaging one-hour comedy duo ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE:  Marie – The Warren, Theatre Box

Creators: House of Mirth Reviewer: Simon Topping Liz, the Landlady of the Prince Arthur, is hosting their regular theme night.  There are two rules to the evening, the first being that the person you choose must be dead and secondly you have to be dressed up to get in. Elsewhere in London, a young Scottish woman (Marie) steps off a ...

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