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More Unbearable Pleasures Of Being A Woman – The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham.

Two girls look out

Writers: Joanna Eden and Leigh McDonald Reviewer: John Kennedy The show’s hedonistic title riffs on an obtuse nod to novel/film The Unbearable Lightness Of Being. while, disappointingly, the sex isn’t anywhere as near explicit, it at least manages to dodge the car crash – mostly. Think Victoria Wood and French & Saunders’ wine-soaked quality-time mothers together with Stephen Sondheim existentialism. Mac & Eden are shouty, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Sink – The Warren Theatre Box

Carl James Sink

Writer and performer: Carl James Reviewer: Richard Maguire Carl James can’t stop washing his hands. Carl James can’t stop washing his hands. Carl James has OCD. More performance than theatre, Sink, a short 30-minute show explores what it feels like to have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Utilising word, movement and even sign language, Carl James attempts to relay to the audience his ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Woman Who Shed Her Skin – The Warren Studio 2

Writer: Chloe Hooton Director: Noel MacDuffie Reviewer: Richard Maguire This multi-media play explores one woman’s desire to be true to herself. To be authentic does she need to strip off the trappings of femininity? The Woman Who Shed Her Skin is concerned is with the addiction that some women have to cosmetic products as they strive for the perfection that ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Brawn – The Warren Studio 3

Writer: Christopher Wollaton Director: Richard Weston Reviewer: Richard Maguire This play, Brawn, has the perfect body; it’s lean, clean and cut, ripped and shredded. It also has muscles, plenty of muscles. In fact, sometimes gym-addict Ryan’s muscles are a distraction to the story he’s narrating. Even as the audience files into the space, tight and warm like a makeshift gym in ...

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NEWS: Ditto Theatre Company win Beyond The Fringe Award

The Reviews Hub were delighted to announce Ditto Theatre Company as winners of our inaugural Beyond The Fringe Award at Brighton Fringe’s annual award ceremony last night [4 June 2017] for their production of Ingo’s War at The Warren, Brighton. The awards invited applications from companies premiering work at Brighton Fringe 2017 who had ambitions to tour that work nationally. ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Wind in the Willows – The Warren Main House

Box Tale Soup's The Wind In The Willows

Writer: Kenneth Graham Director: Mark Collier Reviewer: Simon Topping Mole comes out of the safety of his beloved home. Tired of spring cleaning he decides to explore. Ending up by the river bank, he meets Ratty (a cultured water vole) and they become firm friends. Ratty shows Mole the joys of the river and their adventures begin. This is the ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Griffin & Jones: Slapdash Magic – Sweet Waterfront 2

Writers and performers: Griffin & Jones Reviewer: Glen Pearce In a crowded marketplace, it takes something special to make magicians stand out from the crowd. For every show-stopping Derren Brown there is a plethora of wannabe slight of hand artists that merge into one. Not so Griffin and Jones, self confessed pioneers of slapdash magic. While the duo may eschew ...

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