Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year’s Brighton Fringe.
Here, Simon Plotkin tells us about his show, Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour, which will be performing at The Warren.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
An absurd, Scottish, musical, character tragi-comedy (emphasis on comedy).
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
I live in Brighton and the fringe goes from strength to strength!
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
I wrote 10 new minutes not seen in Edinburgh and rehearsed those minutes.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
It has a poignant folk song about a foodstuff sticking to a popular eReader device. I know there have been many shows with that in the past but this is the only one this year.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
You don’t know what’s going on in audiences’ heads; even if they’re not laughing all the time don’t let that put you off…
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Salted Irn Bru. Sophisticated and Scottish.
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