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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Slooshy Wordshow, The Rialto Theatre

Man in black jacket

Reviewer: Simon Topping Greg Byron, the performance poet persona of actor, writer, director and producer Gavin Roberston, heads to the stage swathed in darkness; he steps in a slowly dramatic way. The lights switch on suddenly to spot an avuncular face resting his eyes upon us. Stood, with writers notepad in hand, Bryon softly begins the show. With vocal rhythms ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Circled In The Radio Times – The Warren Studio 2

Circled In The Radio Times

Writer: John Osborne Reviewer: Richard Maguire Does what we watch on TV reveal more about us than we think? This funny and moving one-man show believes so. Having the same name as one of the most famous British dramatists of the 20th Century must come as both a blessing and a curse for John Osborne, the young poet and storyteller, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Performance – The Warren: Studio 3

Writer and Performer: Iain Gibbons Reviewer: Paul Couch As we enter The Warren’s Studio 3, we’re greeted by an usher, played by Iain Gibbons. We settle back into our seats to await The Performance through the medium of interpretive dance by the world-famous Jacques-Baptiste Weckbach (played by Iain Gibbons). Fortunately, the show is delayed slightly, which allows a latecomer to ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Enter the Dragons – Exeter Street Hall

Enter The Dragons

Writer and Performers: Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards Director: Toby Park and Will Kerley Reviewer: Sophie Huggins With impressive credits such as Phillippe Gaulier, Peepolykus and Trestle attached to the two performers names, a sense of anticipation arises in the hope of physical engagement, anarchic comedy and clown storytelling, to which both Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards not only deliver ...

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Brighton Fringe: Huldebiet: A Dramatic Concert – Brighton Spiegeltent

Huldebiet: A Dramatic Concert

Writers and Performers: 7090 and Bert Hana Reviewer: James Napleton A trip to the world of Huldebiet is like travelling to a new world somewhere between a childlike fantasy theatre and a birthday party infused with Lynchian absurdity. The performance is wonderful and strange, bizarre and satisfying, a shambling performance driven not by any discernable narrative but by the need ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Writer: Sarah Sigil Director: Jessica Beck Reviewer: Paul Couch While Lady Pamela More may be a fictional construct, the events during World War 2 that frame her story were very real. Lady Pamela is a Times fashionista whose weekly columns rarely stray from the territory of hemlines and hats, couture and camiknickers. However, amid the abdication crisis in 1936, it’s spotted ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Kate Smurthwaite: Smurthwaite on Masculinity – The Warren Theatre Box

Smurthwaite on Masculinity

Reviewer: Simon Topping Sorry, we are told. Kate Smurthwaite cannot be with us tonight but we can bring you a comic from an underrepresented minority group in stand-up comedy; a white, well-off, middle-class man called Milo Standards. Standards (Smurthwaite’s alter-ego) enters the room, brimming with confidence and disdain. He is an over privileged, ex-public school boy and misogynist. The audience ...

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