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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Ingo’s War – The Warren Studio 2

Three people operating a puppet dog

Devised by: Ditto Theatre Company Reviewer: Paul Couch There seems to be a flurry of shows featuring intricate puppets alongside the human actors in recent years, the most famous surely being War Horse, which started life as a novel before being re-imagined for the National Theatre stage and subsequent national and international tours before hitting the big screen in the ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Blooming – Sweet Dukebox

Lauren O'Dair and Patrick Sandford in Blooming

Writer: Patrick Sandford with Lauren O'Dair Performers: Patrick Sandford and Lauren O'Dair Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's a myth, Patrick Sandford tells us at the start of Blooming, that a rose begins its life with its thorns on the inside but as it blooms it pushes those thorns outwards. It's may be horticulturally incorrect but it's a powerful metaphor not only ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Macbeth: A Tale of Sound and Fury – The Warren

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptors: Jake Hassam, Nigel Munson and Will Bridges Director: Jake Hassam & Nigel Munson Reviewer: Glen Pearce Macbeth is arguably the most adaptable of all Shakespeare's plays and it's an adaptability that6FootStories milk for all it's worth in a condensed 70minute telling of this blood-soaked tale. This three-man ensemble from 6Foot Stories pitches the work firmly in ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Fran & Leni – The Marlborough

Writer: Sadie Hasler Director: Sadie Hasler and Sarah Mayhew Reviewer: Sophie Huggins “I chose this noise, this mess”; a statement declaring war on normality, making peace with punk and celebrating holes in fishnet tights. This is at the rebellious core of Fran & Leni, a story about ‘The Rips’ – a female double act rocking their way through the punk ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Cabaret Boheme – Brighton Spiegeltent

Cabaret Boheme

Reviewer: Sophie Huggins A rumbling night of sequins, sparkle and sass is in store for those finding themselves in the iridescent world of Cabaret Boheme. Led by ringleader Veronica Blacklace, in a fantastic deep velvet top hat and tailcoat, the audience is charmed and caressed into a magical experience. The spectacle that is this show consists of several acts, ranging ...

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