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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.

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For more information visit www.brightonfringe.org

BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Greatest Liar in all the World – The Warren Main House

The Greatest Liar in all the World

Reviewer: Simon Topping Bursting onto the stage, a two-bit mentalist act and band of assistants try and raise enthusiasm in the crowd. It is not forthcoming. Feeling the need to end it all, the world-weary impresario attempts the “two-inch bullet catch”. But, just as he is about to pull the trigger, is persuaded by his companions to tell the story ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Obama and Me – The Warren Theatre Box

Writer and Performer: Sylvia Arthur Reviewer: Simon Topping While Barack Obama is fulfilling his American Dream as the first black president of the United States, Sylvia Arthur, a young black British woman, is in Brussels in pursuit of her own European political dream. Tasked with promoting freedom of movement, she travels the continent advocating the benefits of a borderless union. ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: MacBETTI – The Marlborough

Macbetti

Created by actors: Heidi Niemi and Gus Kennedy Jacob Director: Anu Niemi Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Despite belonging to a different Shakespeare title, the phrase “though she be but little, she is fierce” rings true in this hilarious one-woman interpretation of the famous Macbeth tale. Described as high on energy, low on iambic pentameter, this feisty feminist rendition delivers just that, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Stroop Effect – The Warren Studio 3

The Stroop Effect

Devised by the Company Reviewer: Sophie Huggins The Stroop Effect, by definition, is when the reaction time of a task is proven to be interfered with and, in this show, performed by third year acting students from the University Centre Colchester, there is a supposed connection between this famous experiment and their devised show. Beginning with a continuous ticking clock ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: I Am Beast – The Warren Main House

I Am Beast

Writer: Louisa Ashton Director: Shelley Knowles-Dixon Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Straight into superhero action, full of goggles, baddies and slow-motion fist fights erupts I Am Beast, an inventive tale illustrating how an immersion of the imagination can be a support system for grief. As a fourth major production for Sparkle and Dark, the theatre company introduce Ellie, a troubled teenager who, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: B.A.D.D – Sweet Waterfront

BADD

Writer and performer: Carrie Marx Director: Chris Lincé Reviewer: James Napleton B.A.D.D (Bothered About Dungeons and Dragons) is a meta-play where the audience is, in fact, a group of concerning parents, who have gathered in a church meeting room to discuss satanic worship. A clever and sharp parody, Carrie Marx’s script fuses wry British humour within a 1980s America evangelical setting. ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Know Brexit – Sweet Waterfront

Presenter: Geoffrey Brown Reviewer: Simon Topping We voted out of the EU, but how many people know what that actually means or where we go from here? Geoffrey Brown, Director of Euclid and the UK's leading expert on EU funding, plans to enlighten us a little with a humorous and entertaining look at the Brexit options, our future relationship with ...

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