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BRIGHTON FRINGE: We are Ian – Komedia

We Are Ian

Devisers: In Bed With My Brother Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Stepping into the Komedia space is as though stepping into a funky coloured, party scented, beat pumping time machine, whizzing back to a year synonymous with 80s culture, when strikes were rife, when the Berlin Wall came down and when Maggie Thatcher reigned: 1989. Taking it back is a troublesome trio ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Greatest Liar in all the World – The Warren Main House

The Greatest Liar in all the World

Reviewer: Simon Topping Bursting onto the stage, a two-bit mentalist act and band of assistants try and raise enthusiasm in the crowd. It is not forthcoming. Feeling the need to end it all, the world-weary impresario attempts the “two-inch bullet catch”. But, just as he is about to pull the trigger, is persuaded by his companions to tell the story ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Obama and Me – The Warren Theatre Box

Writer and Performer: Sylvia Arthur Reviewer: Simon Topping While Barack Obama is fulfilling his American Dream as the first black president of the United States, Sylvia Arthur, a young black British woman, is in Brussels in pursuit of her own European political dream. Tasked with promoting freedom of movement, she travels the continent advocating the benefits of a borderless union. ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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. ...

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