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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: Fake Hip Gnosis – The Marlborough

Devisors and Performers: Matt Rudkin, Joe Mulcrone and Meredith Colchester Reviewer: Glen Pearce Paul McKenna will probably need some of his own hypnotherapy if he visits Slash/Theatre's latest comedy creation Fake Hip Gnosis. A surreal mash-up between McKenna, The Blue Man Group and Monty Python, Fake Hip Gnosis lampoons the cult of self-help and self-improvement in an hour of slapstick ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Charles Booth: VSOP – The Warren

Writer: Charles Booth Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Comedian Charles Booth’s hour-long show at The Warren presents a brisk menagerie of idiosyncratic characters, from a homosexual fisherman desperately hiding in the closet to a psychotic Scottish flatmate obsessed with soup, with enthusiasm and élan. They’re not all hits – far from it – but there is sparks of wit and imagination throughout, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Bula Loop – Sweet St Andrews

Writer: Tom Page Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Autism, when written about badly, can be a horribly trying experience. When written about well though, it can offer a powerfully fresh perspective on life. The Bula Loop, Tom Page’s brief portrait of a close family coping with the autism of their youngest son, happily falls into the second category. It’s not exactly a ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: The Pretend Men – Police Cops

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. The Pretend Men (formerly This Theatre)tell us about their showPolice Copsperforming at Sweet Waterfront, Brighton.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Three idiots trying to recreate an action film live on stage. Is this your first visit ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Glengarry Glen Ross – Rialto Theatre

Glengarry Glen Ross

Writer: David Mamet Director: Roger Kay Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross is a terrific play, stuffed full of authentic dialogue, brimming with testosterone, and – like all great 20th Century transatlantic drama from O’Neill to Labute – saying something really quite profound about the American Dream. It effortlessly draws one into the dog eat dog world ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: My Paper Girlfriend – The Warren

Writer: Wesley Griffith Reviewer: Fergus Morgan My Paper Girlfriend, Wesley Griffith’s one-man show about a delusional singleton so lonely he dates a cut-out woman, is short, sweet and sensitive. Griffiths incorporates storytelling, mime and a snatch or two of poetry in a bittersweet send-up of society’s obsession with perfect love, finding a few chuckles along the way and ending on ...

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BRIGHTON ROCKS: Our Brighton Fringe Picks – 9-13 May

The sun has been shining down on Brighton Fringe for opening weekend, and following an explosive opening, courtesty of fireworks from the roof of St Peters, crowds have been enjoying the feast of events on offer for the first weekend of Brighton Fringe 2016. Though the weekend has drawn to a close, the Fringe party continues and below are our ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Echoes – The Rialto Theatre, Brighton

Echoes The Play

  Writer: Henry Naylor Reviewer: Daniel Perks   Ipswich does not come across well in this play – despite being 175 years apart, both Tilly (Felicity Houlbrooke) and Samira (Filipa Bragança) are so desperate to get away from the place that they flee the country. But Echoes does not focus on the potential shortcomings of Suffolk’s largest town, instead choosing ...

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