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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Moondial – The Warren

Writer: Helen Cresswell Adaptor and Director: Peter Darney Music: Luke Isom Reviewer: Glen Pearce Adapting a well-loved novel for the stage is challenging when that novel involves ghosts, time travel and a hefty dose of supernatural it becomes an even more challenging task. Helen Cresswell’s Moondial, in this adaptation by Peter Darney, is an ambitious attempt. As young Minty comes ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Daddy Day: Bert Hana – Brighton Spiegeltent

Writer and Performer: Bert Hana Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's a sense of trepidation for audience members attending Bert Hana's award-winning Daddy Day as we're led along the streets of Brighton to an unspecified venue. On arrival, into an event room at a nearby hotel, we're greeted by Hana, asked our names and offered a drink. As paper tumblers of lemonade ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: WATCHING, ceci n’est pas de deux – The Warren

Creator: Ester Natzijl Performer: Esmee van Lierre Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's something mesmerising about good puppetry that makes you forget you are watching an artificial creation and in Ester Natzjil's haunting Watching, ceci n'est pas de deux we witness a defining moment in dance, drama and puppetry. Originally performed by Natzijl herself, the piece is now performed by Esmee van ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Play Time – The Warren: Studio 2

Writers and performers: Matt Zeqiri and Oliver Neck Director: Sarah Thomas Reviewer: Glen Pearce "Out of the mouths of babes," the saying goes but what if our nine-year-old selves had adult heads on their small shoulders? That's some Of Mice Theatre explore in their offbeat but charming comedy Play Time. Young Elton, aged nine is something of the school loner, nerdish ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Sexiety – The Marlborough Theatre

Writers and performers: Anne Gehring, Vera Ketelaars, Gian van Grunsven Music: Mark Nieuwenhuis Director: Tatiana Partly Reviewer: Glen Pearce We Brits are somewhat reserved when it comes to talking about sex so perhaps what we need are three Dutch women, tow actresses and a journalist to coerce us to think about our sexual well being. And that's exactly what Anne ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Grimmest of Grimm Tales – Sweet St Andrews

Grimmest of Grimm Tales

  Writer and Director: Jane Deane Reviewer: Glen Pearce The guardians of our national morals often assume children have no stomach for gore or horror but as the Brothers Grimm knew all too well in their collected tales, the young mind has plenty capacity for imagination and, if told well, can comprehend and process a surprising amount. Even the most ...

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NEWS: Testing Ground initiative open for new submissions

By PAUL COUCH The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich,  has today [1 June 2017]  announced that submissions are open for next year’s Testing Ground commission, where successful projects will be showcased at PULSE Festival 2018. The theatre supports and showcases new work and new ideas from contemporary theatre-makers through the PULSE artist development programme. Last year, they introduced Testing Ground, a ...

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