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NEWS: Record breaking number of shows announced for Brighton Fringe

A record breaking 970 shows have been announced today [22 February 2017] for this year’s Brighton Fringe festival, which runs across Brighton and Hove from 5 May to 4 June 2017. The month-long festival, England’s largest open access arts festival, will also see more than 300 world premieres and over 100 international shows perform. Theatre highlights including the return to ...

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BRIGHTON ROCKS: Our Brighton Fringe Picks – 21-22 May

It's midway weekend at Brighton Fringe. Already the festival has seen over 2,000 performances but there's still much, much more to come. It's the weekend so plenty of opportunities to cram your diaries and see as many shows as you can. Here are five more picks from us on what to see this weekend (21-22 May 2016). Patrick Sandford - ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Groomed – Sweet Waterfront


Writer: Patrick Sandford Director Nancy Meckler Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle The nature of the Fringe, is you never really know what you’re going to see or what impact if any, a production will have on you. You don’t expect to watch Groomed, written and performed by Patrick Sandford with a lump in your throat, a knot in your stomach ...

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Educating Rita – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Patrick Sandford Reviewer: Michael Gray   In our celebrity-sated, 15-minutes-of-fame fixated world, is education still seen as the road to personal fulfilment and life-changing cultural freedom? Rita first burst into Frank's study thirty-five years ago. Wisely, this first-rate revival, directed by Patrick Sandford for the Mercury Theatre's Made in Colchester strand, sets the action in the ...

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Hedda – Sutton House, London

Writer: Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Katherine Tozer Director: Patrick Sandford Reviewer: Mary Halton Arriving at Sutton House for Palimpsest’s Hedda is somewhat of a confusing experience. At once part of and party to the narrative, one is treated both as a house guest and an audience member for an odd interval, while being encouraged to look around the house. Various ...

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Smallholding – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Chris Dunkley Director: Patrick Sandford Reviewer: Andy Moseley ‘You miss so much when you’re looking the other way’ proclaims Jen, one of the two characters in Smallholding. By the end of the play I was more concerned about what I’d seen looking the right way. Smallholding seems to have been conceived to meet Hightide Festivals selection criteria. Set in ...

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Bloodshot – St James Studio, London

Writer: Douglas Post Director: Patrick Sandford Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:4] Set in 1957, Derek Eveleigh is an alcoholic ex-policeman who was dismissed from the force because of his drinking. Now a struggling photographer, he is hired by a mysterious benefactor to follow and photograph an attractive woman around Holland Park. That is until a murder takes place one day and ...

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The Wind in the Willows – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Director: Gary Sefton Writer: Patrick Sandford, adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame, Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards It’s that time of year again when theatres are taken over by the gaudiness and extravagance of pantomime. It’s a time for families to make the trip to the theatre, children being introduced to it for the first time. It’s a shame that ...

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