Home / Brighton Fringepage 4

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: Zhivago Theater – Brighton College, Montague Studio

Writers and Performers: Irena Filippova and Hans Visser  Reviewer: James Napleton After the October Revolution of 1917 Russia and its people would never be the same, as they became part of the world’s first communist state. The story of Doctor Zhivago for Irena and Hans is really a story about its author Boris Pasternak, the many moments in the story ...

Read More »

BRIGHTON FRINGE: Slooshy Wordshow, The Rialto Theatre

Man in black jacket

Reviewer: Simon Topping Greg Byron, the performance poet persona of actor, writer, director and producer Gavin Roberston, heads to the stage swathed in darkness; he steps in a slowly dramatic way. The lights switch on suddenly to spot an avuncular face resting his eyes upon us. Stood, with writers notepad in hand, Bryon softly begins the show. With vocal rhythms ...

Read More »

BRIGHTON FRINGE: Circled In The Radio Times – The Warren Studio 2

Circled In The Radio Times

Writer: John Osborne Reviewer: Richard Maguire Does what we watch on TV reveal more about us than we think? This funny and moving one-man show believes so. Having the same name as one of the most famous British dramatists of the 20th Century must come as both a blessing and a curse for John Osborne, the young poet and storyteller, ...

Read More »

BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Performance – The Warren: Studio 3

Writer and Performer: Iain Gibbons Reviewer: Paul Couch As we enter The Warren’s Studio 3, we’re greeted by an usher, played by Iain Gibbons. We settle back into our seats to await The Performance through the medium of interpretive dance by the world-famous Jacques-Baptiste Weckbach (played by Iain Gibbons). Fortunately, the show is delayed slightly, which allows a latecomer to ...

Read More »

BRIGHTON FRINGE: Enter the Dragons – Exeter Street Hall

Enter The Dragons

Writer and Performers: Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards Director: Toby Park and Will Kerley Reviewer: Sophie Huggins With impressive credits such as Phillippe Gaulier, Peepolykus and Trestle attached to the two performers names, a sense of anticipation arises in the hope of physical engagement, anarchic comedy and clown storytelling, to which both Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards not only deliver ...

Read More »

Brighton Fringe: Huldebiet: A Dramatic Concert – Brighton Spiegeltent

Huldebiet: A Dramatic Concert

Writers and Performers: 7090 and Bert Hana Reviewer: James Napleton A trip to the world of Huldebiet is like travelling to a new world somewhere between a childlike fantasy theatre and a birthday party infused with Lynchian absurdity. The performance is wonderful and strange, bizarre and satisfying, a shambling performance driven not by any discernable narrative but by the need ...

Read More »

BRIGHTON FRINGE: Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Writer: Sarah Sigil Director: Jessica Beck Reviewer: Paul Couch While Lady Pamela More may be a fictional construct, the events during World War 2 that frame her story were very real. Lady Pamela is a Times fashionista whose weekly columns rarely stray from the territory of hemlines and hats, couture and camiknickers. However, amid the abdication crisis in 1936, it’s spotted ...

Read More »