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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.

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For more information visit www.brightonfringe.org

BRIGHTON FRINGE: Kate Smurthwaite: Smurthwaite on Masculinity – The Warren Theatre Box

Smurthwaite on Masculinity

Reviewer: Simon Topping Sorry, we are told. Kate Smurthwaite cannot be with us tonight but we can bring you a comic from an underrepresented minority group in stand-up comedy; a white, well-off, middle-class man called Milo Standards. Standards (Smurthwaite’s alter-ego) enters the room, brimming with confidence and disdain. He is an over privileged, ex-public school boy and misogynist. The audience ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Not The Horse – Brighton Youth Centre

Not The Horse

Writer: Mike Dickinson Director: Mike Dickinson Reviewer: Sophie Huggins The classic crime comedy usually involves the essential elements of bumbling fools, incompetent leaders and a sticky situation that needs untangling. In this brilliantly farcical show, Not The Horse, performed by Naughty Corner Productions, one key ingredient is added – horses, which allows the story to climb into the corners of ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Candid – Sweet Waterfront 2

Wildkind Theatre's Candid

Devisors and performers: Faye Butler and Sophie Huggins Composer: Joseph Payne Dramaturg: Patrick Riley Reviewer: Glen Pearce A post-apocalyptic life has often proved a rich feeding ground for theatre creatives, and it proves so for Wildkind Theatre's Candid. Fusing physical theatre, movement, sound loops and a verbatim theatre feel, Candid follows a non-linear story arc but within its simplicity and ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Ingo’s War – The Warren Studio 2

Three people operating a puppet dog

Devised by: Ditto Theatre Company Reviewer: Paul Couch There seems to be a flurry of shows featuring intricate puppets alongside the human actors in recent years, the most famous surely being War Horse, which started life as a novel before being re-imagined for the National Theatre stage and subsequent national and international tours before hitting the big screen in the ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Blooming – Sweet Dukebox

Lauren O'Dair and Patrick Sandford in Blooming

Writer: Patrick Sandford with Lauren O'Dair Performers: Patrick Sandford and Lauren O'Dair Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's a myth, Patrick Sandford tells us at the start of Blooming, that a rose begins its life with its thorns on the inside but as it blooms it pushes those thorns outwards. It's may be horticulturally incorrect but it's a powerful metaphor not only ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Macbeth: A Tale of Sound and Fury – The Warren

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptors: Jake Hassam, Nigel Munson and Will Bridges Director: Jake Hassam & Nigel Munson Reviewer: Glen Pearce Macbeth is arguably the most adaptable of all Shakespeare's plays and it's an adaptability that6FootStories milk for all it's worth in a condensed 70minute telling of this blood-soaked tale. This three-man ensemble from 6Foot Stories pitches the work firmly in ...

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