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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Correct Me If I’m Wrong – Blue Man

Woman looking startled at photographers

Writer: Claire Parker Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Claire Parker is a transgender woman and though Correct Me if I’m Wrong she would like to take you on a journey into gender, pronouns and her story of self-discovery. Before the show, everyone is presented with a cardboard box and told to delve within to retrieve a pronoun badge. If you’re happy with what ...

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The Toad Knew – The Lowry, Salford

Man in fur coat

Creator: James Thierree Reviewer: Dave Cunningham A solitary figure who enjoys reading, a petit wild child and a sprite flitting above the stage. No, this isn’t The Tempest but the surreal world of The Toad Knew. The production is close to a one-man show with James Thierree as writer, composer and set designer – he even contributed to the lighting. ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Ladies Marmalade – Laughing Horse @ Caroline of Brunswick

Woman with glasses and huge earings

Performers: Arielle Souma, Victoria Howden and Helen Bauer Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Arielle Souma, Victoria Howden and the evening's special guest Helen Bauer grace the stage for this hour-long stand-up spectacular. Introducing the acts and getting to know the audience a little, is the ferociously funny Souma. Who sets even the shyest of audience members at ease and has them chatting ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Cabaret From The Shadows – The Warren

Two men, three women in bizarre clothes

Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts One of the 10  shows selected for WINDOW 2017 Brighton Fringe’s Arts Industry Showcase, Cabaret From The Shadows dives into the mind of its audience. Exploring their deepest, darkest thoughts, no matter how weird or unpleasant they might be. Created by Liverpool-based company Teatro Pomodoro, the show is a mix of physical theatre, live music, abstract performance ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Lazarus – The Warren Studio 3

Lazarus

Writer & Performer: Luke Martin Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Luke Martin wants to tell you the story of his life. Chronicling right from the very beginning with his conception, through his childhood moving around Europe with his parents, to his university career and the moment that changed everything. Just before Martin was due to start his training with the Navy he ...

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Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lizz Clark Early on in her set, speeding off on a sideways train of thought, the award-winning comic starts to sashay and stride around the stage like an extra from a Ministry of Silly Walks sketch. Knees flailing and arms akimbo, she hams up an East End accent and strings lots of long words together without saying very much. ...

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Tony Law – The Lowry – Salford

Tony Law hugging a tree

Reviewer: Matt Forrest If you’re looking for a string of gags or a set of one-liners you can pass off when you’re down the pub with your mates, then sadly Tony Law is not the man for you: during the 80minute set, not a single joke was told. However, what we are treated to is a journey into the mind ...

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