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, Third Knock Theatre Co. tells us about their show, Broken Air, which they’ll be performing at One Church, Brighton.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Dynamic, imaginative solo theatre performance chock full of surprises but very few props.
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
I used to live here so for me this is a sort of homecoming…plus Brighton is full of open minded bright young -and old- things who, I believe, will enjoy this show.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Trying to be organised, failing but learning (hopefully) from my mistakes.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
It stretches time and space with help of balloons, a suitcase, one shoe and countless grains of Baltic sand (not Cornish I ran out last year).
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
There are many but I as I’m not here for first two weeks I am limited by dates and times so … “The Greatest Liar in all the World” by Familia De La Noche sounds great.
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Never make a solo show…whoops! Seriously: expect to lose not make money and you won’t be disappointed. I think I gave myself that bit of advice.
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
It would look like a raspberry sorbet but taste of Cornish ice cream served with a huge helping of clotted cream.
Broken Air runs at Brighton Fringe 26 – 27 May and 1, 3 June 2017
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