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, Samantha Baines tells us about her show, 1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom, which she’ll be performing at The Warren.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
An exploration of the lost women of science through stand-up comedy – a work in progress
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
It’s nearby. Also, I previewed my last show in Brighton and then it had a sold out run in Edinburgh and 5- and 4-star reviews so I am hoping Brighton can be my good luck charm!
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Panic, write new material, sleep repeat. Also, I play Mary in The Crown on Netflix, who suffers at the hands of the London smog and that amount of coughing on camera will prepare you for anything. #notattractive
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
It’s got me in it and I was in The Crown on Netflix also I am really humble. Seriously though, I love science and celebrating amazing women in history and this is what my show is all about, so if you would like to learn about some amazing ladies that changed the world come along.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Beasts present Mr Brighton 2017 – love this sketch trio and they are nice fellas too.
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Think about what flavour of ice-cream your show would be ahead of time.
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
It would be sorbet (I’m dairy intolerant) and it would contain a secret message in each portion which would detail an amazing lost woman from science that you could google afterwards and it would be moulded in the shape of a flat bottom. Oh, and the flavour would be awesome – awesome flavour obvs.
1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom runs at Brighton Fringe 2-4 June
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