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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Picture of Dorian Gray – The Warren Studio 2

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Directed by Mark Collier Reviewer: Simon Topping  Written by Oscar Wilde in 1890 and his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, is a haunting story of debauchery and scandal in high society.  It tells of a young man, Dorian Gray, painted by his friend in his youth, who sinks deeply into a frivolous lifestyle of selfish abandon, seemingly unchanged ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Being Hueman Being – The Warren TheatreBox

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Performer: Luke Nowell Reviewer: Glen Pearce All human life is here, and while Luke Nowell's life is certainly bizarre, it's no less engaging. Mixing mime, clowning, physical theatre and outright surrealism, it's hard to define exactly what Nowell is portraying but it's nevertheless gripping. Glad in a gold morphsuit and fishnet shorts, Nowell cuts a comic figure even before the ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The View From The Mountaintop – The Warren Studio 3

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Writer: Matthew Morrison Reviewer: James Napleton These days there seems to be no end to the ongoing political scandal, and it’s no different with Matt Morrison’s dark satire. By taking a look inside the insular bubble of the political world, this company examines the conflict between the ethics of the political class and everybody else. Concluding that underneath the political ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Nick Hall: Spencer – The Warren Studio 3

Writer and Performer: Nick Hall Reviewer: Glen Pearce We're all footnotes in history, but what about if history has forgotten you. That's the fate of Spencer Percival. While Lincoln and Kennedy have large volumes dedicated to their assignations, Percival's dubious claim to fame, the only sitting British prime minister to be assassinated, have been largely overlooked. It's an oversight comedian, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Goddess – The Warren Theatre Box

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Writer: Serena Haywood Director: Daniel Brennan Reviewer: Glen Pearce We all get our 15 minutes of fame, but for Holly, a former childhood local celebrity, the Rhys Warbler, known for her bird impressions, 15 minutes isn't anywhere long enough. Desperate to escape her mundane life as manageress of a charity shop (next door to Iceland, she proudly proclaims) in Rhyl, a new ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Dracula – The Warren Main House

Reviewer: Simon Topping Bram Stoker’s tale of the mesmeric Count, with blood on his mind, is a well-trodden theatrical path. There are many dramatic and comedic retellings to live up (as well as down) to; the film Dracula: Dead and Loving it suddenly springs to mind. So, it is with a sense of expectant hush, this reviewer waits to see what ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Mary And Me – The Warren Studio 2

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Writer: Irene Kelleher Director: Belinda Wild Reviewer: Glen Pearce Fringe offerings frequently tend to verge on the side of comedy and so it is refreshing to see Wild Productions tackle a much more serious offering, with their showing of Mary And Me. Inspired by real events in rural Ireland in the 1980s, when a 15-year-old girl died after giving birth ...

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