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, Intelligentsia Productions tells us about their show, How to Walk Through Hell, which they’ll be performing at Sweet Dukebox.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
A young woman struggles to survive a mysterious and terrifying illness through creativity, humour, and the aid of her last, remaining friend.
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
We brought a one-man show, Crazy Horse, to the festival last year under the advice of our Hastings-based director, Nicholas Collett, and it was warmly received. So we put our heads together and chose a new and relevant story to bring to a Brighton audience, which just happened to be our own.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
While we wrote and workshopped the show last winter, we have been living the story for five years. We are currently in rehearsals with Nicholas and an England-based actress to get crisp, honest portrayals of a very real illness of growing significance.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
It’s a raw, real story told by the people who experienced it, including original songs about the actual events
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Greg Byron Slooshy Word Show by Gavin Robertson
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Just keep going
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Lime with strawberries
How to Walk Through Hell runs at Brighton Fringe May 22-28
For more information visit www.brightonfringe.org or intelligentsia-productions.com
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