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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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BRIGHTON BITES: Monki Business – Not Somewhere Else

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:  NickNacks (Woman of the Year) – St Andrews Church

Creator: Anna Nicholson Reviewer: Simon Topping A church is an odd venue for a comedy show; sat in pews the crowd sit expectantly like a congregation awaiting a sermon, the music rolls and Anna Nicholson bounces onto stage bursting with energy and enthusiasm. From the start, the gathering know they are in for some madcap fun. This is unlike any ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Rope – Rialto Theatre

Creator: Pretty Villain Productions Ltd  Reviewer: Simon Topping Pretty Villain Productions Ltd produce a taught reworking of Patrick Hamilton's well-loved play of dark deeds and calculated murder, Rope; loosely based on an early twentieth-century true-life American crime scandal. In a fashionable 1920's Mayfair apartment two young men have just committed a murder. The body lies in a large chest in ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Spark Factory: How to Make Me Happy – Sweet Werks 1

Creators: Hatch it Theatre  Part of: The Spark Factory Programmed events. Reviewer: Simon Topping Stuck before us, dressed in smiley t-shirts, trapped in spotlights and unable to speak, three odd characters look at us expectantly. Unable to break free from their invisible bonds they need the crowds help to escape or at the very least to move a little so ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Oozing Gloop – The Gloop Show

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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