Home / South East (page 10)

South East

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, ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

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. ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 »