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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Just Don’t Do it – Sweet Werks 1 

Creators: Beside Ourselves Collective Reviewer: Simon Topping The audience enters Christian camp for girls 1999, greeted by our hosts wearing the camp t-shirts, singing sickly religious songs and readying themselves to present a lecture on sex and Christianity. This is the start of Just Don't Do it! an irreverent and surreal look into the modern Church’s approach to sex, celibacy and female sexual desire. Nat ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Obitchuary – The Warren: Theatre Box 

Creators: Yes Mama! Comedy  Reviewer: Simon Topping Cara Dawson and Alex Nash are dead.  We are welcomed to their funeral service with delicious quiche snacks and a rousing rendition of I Don't Feel like Dancing by the Scissor Sisters.  But are they really dead? This is what the audience are about to find out in this engaging one-hour comedy duo ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE:  Marie – The Warren, Theatre Box

Creators: House of Mirth Reviewer: Simon Topping Liz, the Landlady of the Prince Arthur, is hosting their regular theme night.  There are two rules to the evening, the first being that the person you choose must be dead and secondly you have to be dressed up to get in. Elsewhere in London, a young Scottish woman (Marie) steps off a ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE:  NickNacks (Woman of the Year) – St Andrews Church

Creator: Anna Nicholson Reviewer: Simon Topping A church is an odd venue for a comedy show; sat in pews the crowd sit expectantly like a congregation awaiting a sermon, the music rolls and Anna Nicholson bounces onto stage bursting with energy and enthusiasm. From the start, the gathering know they are in for some madcap fun. This is unlike any ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Rope – Rialto Theatre

Creator: Pretty Villain Productions Ltd  Reviewer: Simon Topping Pretty Villain Productions Ltd produce a taught reworking of Patrick Hamilton's well-loved play of dark deeds and calculated murder, Rope; loosely based on an early twentieth-century true-life American crime scandal. In a fashionable 1920's Mayfair apartment two young men have just committed a murder. The body lies in a large chest in ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Spark Factory: How to Make Me Happy – Sweet Werks 1

Creators: Hatch it Theatre  Part of: The Spark Factory Programmed events. Reviewer: Simon Topping Stuck before us, dressed in smiley t-shirts, trapped in spotlights and unable to speak, three odd characters look at us expectantly. Unable to break free from their invisible bonds they need the crowds help to escape or at the very least to move a little so ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Form  – The Warren

Reviewer: Simon Topping A collection of large boxes sit on stage accompanied by a lone desk with a scattering of office supplies and poised performers.  As the music thumps out a beat the movement commences.  The troupe, Jordan Choi with brothers Alex and Tom Manghan proceed together, intertwining as one, to start the piece. It is a funny beginning which ...

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