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BRIGHTON BITES: Bogan Bingo

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Trevor Sinclair, co-host of Bogan Bingo, tells us about their show, whichthey'reperforming at Komedia Studio.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Full throttle, 80s, bingo game-show mayhem. Is this your first visit to Brighton Fringe? If so ...

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FEATURE: 3045 Variations on The Feast of Venus

By Maryam Philpott The modern world is obsessed with communication, with being in touch constantly and, digitally at least, sharing every aspect of our lives on social media platforms. Yet major cities like London have never felt lonelier or more isolating and, as someone who has gone through the process of moving and building new relationships in several cities both ...

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PREVIEW: WEEK 53 At The Lowry, Salford

Week 53 Festival at The Lowry

By Jim Gillespie It could be Christmas. Four weeks after Easter and the hills around Manchester are white with snow. And there is something - apart from snow - in the air: the Lord of Misrule has taken control of The Lowry. How else to explain this step - nay, somersault - out of its comfort zone as a receiving ...

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The Massive Tragedy Of Madame Bovary – Bristol Old Vic

Javier Marzan (Rodolphe) and Emma Fielding (Madame Bovary) in The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

Writer: Gustave Flaubert Adaptors: John Nicholson &Javier Marzan Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Kris Hallett   It's a premise that on paper shouldn't work. A loving comic derailing of Gustave Flaubert's ‘great’ tragic 19th Century novel,Madame Bovary, from one of the foremost comic companies working today in Peepolykus, sounds like it either won't be able to provide the belly laughs that ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Raise Dark Theatre – Bodied

Raise Dark Theatre Co - Bodied

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Kevin Williams of Raise Dark Theatre Company, tells us about their showBodied, which they will be performing at The Warren, Brighton.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Forget everything you think you know about battle rap! Is ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Birthday In Suburbia – The Upstairs Brigade

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. The Upstairs Brigade tell us about their showBirthday In Suburbia, which they're performing at The Warren main house. How would you describe your show in one sentence? A warm-hearted, highly visual, funny and unpredictable tale that follows the journey of an ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Alice Marshall – Vicious

Alice Marshall - Vicious

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Alice Marshall tellsus about her show, Vicious, which she's performing at The Warren, Brighton.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Vicious is a collection of silly, sexy and nasty characters, who've got funny things to say about ...

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