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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Cinebra- A History of Horror – The Rialto

CINEBRA: A History of Horror

Reviewer: Simon Topping Sophie and Megan, two seventeen year students with a mutual love of 1980s pop icon Debbie Gibson, share their love of the history of horror with us in a slide presentation they have lovingly researched and written together. Declaring themselves as best friend in song: “Just two girls in a shopping mall, with a mutual love of ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Quiz Night:The Musical – The Verdict

TITLE TEXT: Quiz Night The Musical

Written by: Adrian Reilly Reviewer: Simon Topping The basement at The Verdict is hot with all the bodies packed into it. We are waiting to start a quiz night with a difference; Quiz Night: The Musical. The action is centred around Simon and Claire, an on-off couple, trying to avoid talking about their feelings (or lack of feelings) for each ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Ladies Marmalade – Laughing Horse @ Caroline of Brunswick

Woman with glasses and huge earings

Performers: Arielle Souma, Victoria Howden and Helen Bauer Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Arielle Souma, Victoria Howden and the evening's special guest Helen Bauer grace the stage for this hour-long stand-up spectacular. Introducing the acts and getting to know the audience a little, is the ferociously funny Souma. Who sets even the shyest of audience members at ease and has them chatting ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Fall Of Duty – Sweet Waterfront 2

Fall Of Duty

Writer: Alison Child Director: Rosie Wakley Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Behind The Lines Theatre presents Fall Of Duty, one of WINDOW 2017s ten shows selected for the Brighton Fringe’s arts industry showcase. Fall Of Duty follows Sue (Alison Child) and her 20-year-old son Jack (Harry Child) through the process of researching and making a show about actor Basil Hallam and entertainer ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Rap Guide to Consciousness – The Warren Studio 2

Man with blue sky background

Writer: Baba Brinkman Reviewer: Simon Topping Two chairs, two microphones and one white, middle-class, Canadian rapper adorn the stage along with a screen displaying imagery of synapses. In this simple fashion, The Rap Guide to Consciousness begins.  This is a journey into our minds.  What makes us conscious?  Do we need a brain to be sentient?  Do we have free ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Agamemnon – The Warren Studio 2

young woman with blood on her face

Writer: Steven Berkoff Director: Tanushka Marah Reviewer: James Napleton A whirlwind of war, love and death: Windmill Young Actors’ Agamemnon sees Steven Berkoff’s play performed to fabulous effect. The play is an adaptation of the work of Greek playwright Aeschylus and it follows the victory and tragic aftermath of the Trojan War as Agamemnon returns home to Greece. One of ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Moribund – And the Meaning of Death, Spiegeltent: Bosco

Man and woman sitting on grave

Written by: Rosie Kohl and George Collie Reviewer: Simon Topping A young Eleanor Hush (Rosie Kohl), stands before us, pale-faced and swathed in black lace. She finds herself at her own funeral, with no memory of how she got there. Presiding over the service is Driscoll Bleak (George Collie), funeral director and laconic guide to the post-mortem world. Will she ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Forecast – Sweet Venues St Andrews Church

Three women in white dresses and on stilts. One soldier

Director: Ben Samuels Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Inspired by George Saunders’ short story The Semplica Girls Diaries and developed in collaboration with Olivier Award-winning writer Bola Agbaje, Limbik’s The Forecast is all kinds of brilliant. One of the 10 selected shows for WINDOW 2017, Brighton Fringe’s arts industry showcase for high-quality new work. Set in a dystopian future, we see four ...

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