Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Robert &Kellieof Signal Theatre Company, tells us about their showSellotape Sisters, performing at The Warren, Brighton
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Noises Off meets The Killing of Sister George in this farcical new comedy about 1960s lesbian soap opera stars fighting to prevent being publicly outed.
Is this your first visit to Brighton Fringe, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
It’s our first visit to Brighton Fringe and we really have no idea what to expect!
How has the show developed on the way to Brighton?
The play is a world premiere. Sellotape Sisters started as a short play and we commissioned former Coronation Street writer Lee Mattison to turn it into the full-length script it is now. We’ve worked with him to develop it through various drafts and make it as tight and as funny as it can be. Brighton Fringe is anyone/everyone’s first chance to see it…
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
We’ve been preparing with lots and lots of admin! Our director, Bob is also in the middle of moving house to Brighton and is crazy busy trying to get his house ready to put up the cast during the Fringe.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
We haven’t had much chance to have a look at what else is on yet, but will have a good read of the brochure, as well as keeping an ear to the ground to hear what people are saying is good.
If your show was a flavour of Brighton Rock, what would it be?
If our show was a flavour of Brighton Rock, it’d be sherbet lemon.
Sellotape Sistersis being performed at The Brighton Fringe 17-22 May 2016
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