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, Extant tells us about their show, Catching The Ghost, which they’ll be performing at Komedia Studio.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
A whirlwind journey through sight loss, split identity and the power of music to turn someone’s life back around.
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
The fringe festival is a brilliant springboard for up and coming artists to test out and showcase their work; the friendly and encouraging vibe and sense of community in Brighton is a great way to engage with what other groups are doing.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Script development, rehearsals, setting up two workshops with local visually impaired communities and venue access training with some of the brilliant Komedia staff.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
Where else at the fringe festival will you find two blind guys singing, shouting and sifting their way through an identity crisis?
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Split by Emma Pritchard and Tamar Broadbent at the Warren
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Make sure you’ve got somewhere to sleep!
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Catching The Ghost runs at Brighton Fringe 27 – 29 May 2017
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