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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Dead Puppets Society – Sweet Waterfront 1

Dead Puppet Society

Reviewer: Simon Topping Dan King springs into action on stage. Like a modern and twisted version of Timmy Mallet, the energy exudes off him as he starts to interact with the puppets; Bloo, Meep and the Sock Monster. He has, however, forgotten about Barry, the invisible puppet. He is not too happy his toe has just been trodden on! From ...

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Gabriel – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Kate McGregor Reviewer: Steve Turner Guernsey 1943 two and a half years into the German occupation and the locals have learned how to get along with the occupiers. Jeanne Becquet (Belinda Lang) is no exception to this, having been forced to move from a far grander residence into somewhere much smaller, she is making the best ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Buzz – A New Musical – The Warren Studio2

Woman singing into a vibrator

Book and Lyrics: Robyn Grant Music: James Ringer-Beck Associate Director: Cat Robey Choreographer: Matthew Ives Musical Arrangements: Henry Brennan Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's been an on/off Bridget Jones musical, with music by Lily Allen, in the pipeline for a number of years and, God help us, a musical version of 50 Shades Of Grey heading to the stage next year. ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: A Motivational Mind-Reading Experience – Sweet Waterfront 2

Man with hipster beard

Performer: Phil Ainsworth Reviewer Glen Pearce Lady Gaga may have sung about her poker face, and it's a song the subconsciously reverbs through your mind as you watch Phil Ainsworth's astonishingly revealing Momentum. Taking place in the bijou Sweet Waterfront, you become astutely aware that whatever you are feeling may be writ large over your face. Watching is perhaps the ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy – Sweet Waterfront 1

Two men dressed as Laurel & Hardy

Reviewer: Simon Topping Oliver Hardy (Philip Hutchinson) looks to start the show but cannot as he is being heckled from the back of the room. We soon find out it is Stan Laurel (Tony Carpenter) doing the barracking and Hardy goes to confront him. This is the start to Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy, a loving tribute to the comedic ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Die, Die, Die, Old People Die – Komedia Studio

Man sitting at table with head thrown back

Writers:  David Woods and Jon Haynes Reviewer: Simon Topping Looking like characters from the French animation Belleville Rendezvous, two old men and one old woman populate a sparse stage consisting of a table and a couple of chairs.  As the characters begin to shuffle around the space, mainly in silence, the audience can already sense that Die, Die, Die, Old ...

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