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Brighton Fringe

 

Brighton Fringe is England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. Taking place every May across Brighton and Hove, the open access festival sees over 900 events take place in over 170 venues.

Alongside the productions, Brighton Fringe offers a range of professional development workshops, mentoring and bursaries.

The Reviews Hub is proud to sponsor the Literature & Spoken Word section of Brighton Fringe 2017

For more information visit www.brightonfringe.org

BRIGHTON FRINGE: Dracula – The Warren Main House

Reviewer: Simon Topping Bram Stoker’s tale of the mesmeric Count, with blood on his mind, is a well-trodden theatrical path. There are many dramatic and comedic retellings to live up (as well as down) to; the film Dracula: Dead and Loving it suddenly springs to mind. So, it is with a sense of expectant hush, this reviewer waits to see what ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Mary And Me – The Warren Studio 2

woman with statue of virgib nary in background

Writer: Irene Kelleher Director: Belinda Wild Reviewer: Glen Pearce Fringe offerings frequently tend to verge on the side of comedy and so it is refreshing to see Wild Productions tackle a much more serious offering, with their showing of Mary And Me. Inspired by real events in rural Ireland in the 1980s, when a 15-year-old girl died after giving birth ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Odjo: King of the Ocean – Sweet Waterfront 2

Written by: Ed Summers Reviewer: Simon Topping Odjo, a man raised by elephants, until the circus is shut down, roams the waves having fallen asleep in a small fishing boat that came loose from its moorings some time ago. A journalist, asked to write an exploitative article about this simple man of the sea, decides to go against his editor's ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Stones – Rialto Theatre

graphic of an eye with bars in front

Writer: Katy Matthews Director: Judey Bignell Reviewer: Glen Pearce The mind is a strange beast. Are we in control of our minds or are we prisoners of them? It's a subject that forms the central paradox in Katy Matthew's Stones, performed at Brighton Fringe by Artlandish Productions. A prisoner sits hooded and chained in a cell, his brothers apparently having ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Shell Shock – Sweet (St Andrew’s Church)

Angry man pointing at camera

Writer: Tim Marriott adopted from the novel by Neil Blower Director: Tim Marriott Reviewer: Glen Pearce The after-effects on our service personnel have provided a rich source for playwrights recently. Shows such as The Two Worlds of Charlie F and Pink Mist highlight the trauma that continues long after the return from the front. For author Neil Blower, however, the subject ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Natalie Palamides – Laid

Woman with messy face being dragged into audience

Writer: Natalie Palamides Director: Dr. Brown Reviewer: Simon Topping A sad egg figure nestles in the hay on stage next to a table, chair and fully functioning hot plate griddle. The floor is covered in plastic sheeting resembling a murder room in Showtime original crime drama, Dexter and a hesitant audience inches into the theatre not quite knowing what to ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Different Theatre – So You Say

So You Say

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, Different Theatre tells us about their show, So You Say, which they’ll be performing at Sweet Dukebox.   How ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Different Theatre – Underworlds

Underworlds at Brighton Fringe

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, Different Theatre tell us about their show, Underworlds, which they’ll be performing at Sweet Dukebox. How would you describe ...

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