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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Mano A Mano – Junkyard Dogs

Writers and performers: Quintijn Relouw & Aleksej Ovsiannikov Director: Fried Mertens Reviewer: Glen Pearce Who says language defines our sense of enjoyment in theatre? Truly powerful theatre transcends national boundaries. As Brighton Fringes's mini festival within a festival - the Dutch Season -  shows, language is no barrier. So it proves with Amsterdam Fringe Award winners Mr.Saiqo and their world ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Harun with a View – The Blue Man

Reviewer: Simon Topping Harun Musho’d walks onto the stage in a lovely grey suit; he later confesses is from BHS. A tall, bespectacled man he is, possibly, the first person ever to control their walk on music with a watch; the crowd wow at the technology. This is the start of Harun With A View, a journey into the mind ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: GIANT – The Warren Main House

GIANT

Artistic Director: Florence O’Mahony Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Rummaging around beneath cardboard boxes, fiddling through full clothes rails and investigating old ancient attics unearths this generational storm: GIANT - a physical, energetic and fast-paced story told by The Human Zoo Theatre Company. The fumbling ensemble of storytellers charm the audience into the world of Tommy, a young boy at a critical ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Georgie Morrell – A Poke In The Eye – The Warren

Woman smiling

Reviewer: Paul Couch Whether the confidence that Georgie Morrell exudes is a coping mechanism or a genuine "giving zero f*cks" as she claims, one can't help but be inspired by the Thirty-something who went blind in her left eye as a toddler and then rapidly (and we're talking days here) lost the sight in her right. Morrell's one-woman show, A ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Do You Ever… – The Warren

Directors: Megan Hamber and Jack Cherrie Reviewer: Paul Couch There's obviously a lot of thought gone into Brighton-based Tessellate's 45-minute sketch show, Do You Ever..., and, with a little more polish and some cash investment, it's on course to be a fantastic showcase for some serious comedic talent. Some of the sketches are more successful than others, but that's only to be ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Going South – The Warren

Reviewer: Paul Couch In the sweltering confines of Brighton Fringe's Warren Theatre Box, things are hotting up both literally and figuratively as Going South bring their show of parody songs to a small but appreciative audience. Nothing is sacred and Be Our Guest (Beauty & The Beast), Kander & Ebb's Money Money, Wet Wet Wet's Love Is All Around and ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Decide-A-Quest – Sweet Dukebox

Decide A Quest

Reviewer: Simon Topping Creators Edwin Wright and Tim Dawkins have come up with a brilliant idea for interactive theatre. Based on the Choose Your Own Adventure and Find Your Fate books that most thirty and forty somethings remember from their childhoods, Decide-A-Quest (like Knightmare Live) taps directly into the rich vein of 1980s nostalgia. Here the audience gets to choose ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: My Feminist Boner – The Warren Studio 3

Sarah Blanc in My Feminist Boner

Writer: Sarah Blanc Director: Sarah Blanc Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Wrapped in a leopard print dressing gown, with toes glistening in red nail varnish and a masked head deep in a steam machine, Sarah Blanc, as herself, puts the crazy in modern day beauty crazes in this delightfully spirited comedy. “I’m not a feminist I’m more a middle of the road ...

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