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BRIGHTON FRINGE: This Is Always the Result – Komedia

Writer: Gus Watcham Director: Mark C Hewitt Review: Paul Couch   Gus Watcham’s This Is Always The Result is a piece of two halves – The Crush, in which Watcham plays the role of a woman obsessed with her former tutor, reading aloud “10 love poems for the professor”, and the titular tale of a family torn apart by poor ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Alice Marshall – Vicious, The Warren

Alice Marshall - Vicious

Writer and Performer: Alice Marshall Reviewer: Paul Couch   Self-styled relationship guru Greta Medina doesn’t take prisoners. When it comes to dealing with your Significant Other – whether they know they hold that position or not – she wants you to shape up or ship out. ”People are arseholes,” she barks, “get used to it.” And indeed, they are, as ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Dirt – The Warren

James Cairns in Dirt

Writer: Nick Warren Director: Jenine Collocott Reviewer: Glen Pearce   There’s a South African mini theme developing at this year’s Brighton Fringe. Sakhisizwe Edutainment’s Lunch running at the Warren’s Theatre box and Nick Warren’s Dirt at sister venue Studio 2, both set in the country and performedby South African performers. Both are very different beasts, however. While Lunch looks at ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Shakespeare’s Avengers Assembleth: The Age Of Oberon – Rialto Theatre

Creators: Drake’s Drummers Theatre Company Reviewer: Stephen Bates   “Ever wondered what would happen if Shakespeare was kidnapped by a crazed fairy king in an enchanted forest?” asks the publicity for this show. “Well actually, no” seems the appropriate answer. It is true that the Bard himself worked from many equally silly propositions, not least in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Daily Grind – Marlborough Theatre

Writer and performer: Laurie Brown Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Testosterone fills the room as the audience enters to the sight of Laurie Brown in tight- fitting underwear, exercising his manly physique. However, it transpires that this routine is not what he means when he refers to his “daily grind”. A key point of this show is that first impressions can ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Break Yourself – Marlborough Theatre

Ira Brand - Break Yourself

Writer and performer: Ira Brand Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Ollie is a success. 27, running a thriving graphic design company and looking the business - neatly-trimmed beard, tailored raincoat, open neck white shirt and designer jeans. But Ollie has an alter ego, that of Bruce Springsteen, the rock singer whose iconic image symbolises the essence of blue collar America. Yes, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Broadway Lunchbox – The Gods

Performer: Jason Thorpe Reviewer: Stephen Bates Sandwiches and Sondheim? Not a bad idea and, even though, sadly, there is no actual Sondheim here, a collection of classic show tunes is bound to add flavour to the sarnies, salads or sushi. All the songs are performed by Jason Thorpe, attired for the middle of the day in t-shirt and jeans and ...

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