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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Shit-faced Showtime: Pirates of Penzance – The Warren

Shitfaced Pirate

Music: Arthur Sullivan Libretto: W. S. Gilbert Adaptors: Issy Wroe Wright, Dora Rubinstein, Joey Bartram and the cast Choreographer: Meg Matthews Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle   Magnificent Bastard Productions have come up with an award winning and crowd-pleasing combination with their shit-faced formula. Take one well known play, in this case The Pirates of Penzance, add one particularly drunken ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: David Hoyle – Brighton Spigletent

Writer: David Hoyle Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle Glittering skirt, clashing prints, a necklace made of pencils, tatty heels complete with knee-high football socks all offset by clownish makeup applied with a trowel - there’s no mistaking David Hoyle’s inimitable style. Part cabaret act, part drag and all round dazzling starlet, Hoyle holds the captive audience in the palm of ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Thermos Museum – Komedia

The Thermos Museum - Brighton Fringe

Writer: Neil Davidson Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle   For many a thermos flask is just a forgotten picnic item or something that is only remembered on those extra chilly days when you fancy taking hot soup or tea with you. That is of course unless you’re Neil Davidson, and you want to share your avid collection of flasks with ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Persona – The Warren

Bexelei Theatre Company - Persona

  Writer: Jon Barton Reviewer: Daniel Perks   Social media is awash with commentary about controversial MP Michael Fawcett. The press, the trolls, the bloggers all want to share their opinions with the world. When he dies, they don’t let up – his policies are so disliked that the internet doesn’t seem to care that this is a recently deceased ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Airswimming – Sweet Waterfront

Weird Sisters

Writer: Charlotte Jones Director: Stephanie Goodfellow Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle Airswimming is the tale of two best friends Dora and Persephone who refer to each other affectionally as Dorph and Porph who find themselves in St. Dymphna’s Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Spanning over fifty years, the pair meet to undertake their daily duty of polishing the stairs and ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Comedy In The Dark – Republic Brighton

Comedy In The Dark

Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle As a concept, Comedy in the Dark doesn’t take too much explaining. Cheeky-chappy Joey Page comperes an evening with three comedians on the bill, that are each brought onto the stage in the light, before the lights are turned off and both the performers and the audience are plunged into darkness. Last night, alongside Page, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Thorn – Sweet Dukebox

Thom Jordan - Thorn

Writer: Thom Jordan Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle Thorn is a superb one-man show written and performed by Thom Jordan. There’s an unshakable honesty and grit to his delivery, as he takes inspiration from his own childhood growing up as the son of a minister in Australia and skillfully interweaves his own upbringing with the real-life scandal of a minister ...

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