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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Harun with a View – The Blue Man

Reviewer: Simon Topping Harun Musho’d walks onto the stage in a lovely grey suit; he later confesses is from BHS. A tall, bespectacled man he is, possibly, the first person ever to control their walk on music with a watch; the crowd wow at the technology. This is the start of Harun With A View, a journey into the mind ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: GIANT – The Warren Main House

GIANT

Artistic Director: Florence O’Mahony Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Rummaging around beneath cardboard boxes, fiddling through full clothes rails and investigating old ancient attics unearths this generational storm: GIANT - a physical, energetic and fast-paced story told by The Human Zoo Theatre Company. The fumbling ensemble of storytellers charm the audience into the world of Tommy, a young boy at a critical ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Georgie Morrell – A Poke In The Eye – The Warren

Woman smiling

Reviewer: Paul Couch Whether the confidence that Georgie Morrell exudes is a coping mechanism or a genuine "giving zero f*cks" as she claims, one can't help but be inspired by the Thirty-something who went blind in her left eye as a toddler and then rapidly (and we're talking days here) lost the sight in her right. Morrell's one-woman show, A ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Do You Ever… – The Warren

Directors: Megan Hamber and Jack Cherrie Reviewer: Paul Couch There's obviously a lot of thought gone into Brighton-based Tessellate's 45-minute sketch show, Do You Ever..., and, with a little more polish and some cash investment, it's on course to be a fantastic showcase for some serious comedic talent. Some of the sketches are more successful than others, but that's only to be ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Going South – The Warren

Reviewer: Paul Couch In the sweltering confines of Brighton Fringe's Warren Theatre Box, things are hotting up both literally and figuratively as Going South bring their show of parody songs to a small but appreciative audience. Nothing is sacred and Be Our Guest (Beauty & The Beast), Kander & Ebb's Money Money, Wet Wet Wet's Love Is All Around and ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Decide-A-Quest – Sweet Dukebox

Decide A Quest

Reviewer: Simon Topping Creators Edwin Wright and Tim Dawkins have come up with a brilliant idea for interactive theatre. Based on the Choose Your Own Adventure and Find Your Fate books that most thirty and forty somethings remember from their childhoods, Decide-A-Quest (like Knightmare Live) taps directly into the rich vein of 1980s nostalgia. Here the audience gets to choose ...

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Our Man in Havana – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Graham Greene Adaptor: Clive Francis Director: Amanda Knott Reviewer: Paul Couch When the British writer Graham Greene penned his novel  Our Man in Havana in 1958, the world was a very different place.  Mankind was taking its first tentative steps into space while, here on Earth, the Cold War between the West and Eastern Bloc was escalating. In Latin ...

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Twelfth Night – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

The touring cats of The Watremill Theatre's TwelfthNight

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: Bill Avenell Exuberant is the word that springs to mind to describe this take on Shakespeare’s comedy, Twelfth Night from The Watermill Theatre. Different is another word but not different enough to stop the Guildford faithful giving it a rousing reception at the end of the performance. Certainly not for the traditionalist but ...

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