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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Blooming – Sweet Dukebox

Lauren O'Dair and Patrick Sandford in Blooming

Writer: Patrick Sandford with Lauren O'Dair Performers: Patrick Sandford and Lauren O'Dair Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's a myth, Patrick Sandford tells us at the start of Blooming, that a rose begins its life with its thorns on the inside but as it blooms it pushes those thorns outwards. It's may be horticulturally incorrect but it's a powerful metaphor not only ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Decide-A-Quest – Sweet Dukebox

Decide A Quest

Reviewer: Simon Topping Creators Edwin Wright and Tim Dawkins have come up with a brilliant idea for interactive theatre. Based on the Choose Your Own Adventure and Find Your Fate books that most thirty and forty somethings remember from their childhoods, Decide-A-Quest (like Knightmare Live) taps directly into the rich vein of 1980s nostalgia. Here the audience gets to choose ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Blocked – Sweet Dukebox

Blocked

Director: Scott Le Crass Reviewer: Sophie Huggins A blank stage except for a microphone, stool and bottle of water can only mean one thing: a stand-up show. However, Blocked attempts to twist with the audience’s expectations of a comedy routine, but whether this is successfully carried out is uncertain. The one performer – Laura Curnick, with presence and charisma, plays comedienne ...

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INTERVIEW – Patrick Sandford on the cathartic power of theatre

Older Man and figurine

Patrick Sandford has had an illustrious career as one of the country’s most respected directors and Artistic Directors and is about to return to Brighton Fringe with the debut of his new play Blooming, which follows the success of his moving autobiographical play Groomed at the festival last year and will shortly be opening at London’s Soho Theatre. Taking a break ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Pickman’s Model – Sweet Dukebox

blavk and white image of a stone well

Writer: HP Lovecraft Adaptor: Adrian Jameson Reviewer: James Napleton Are great artists inspired or insane? With Richard Upton Pickman the distinction isn’t clear. The story is written by cult horror writer H P Lovecraft and follows a middle-class Bostonian, Thurber, who recalls several meetings with Pickman to a friend. He became intrigued when Pickman was thrown out of the Boston ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Different Theatre – Underworlds

Underworlds at Brighton Fringe

Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year's Brighton Fringe. Here, Different Theatre tell us about their show, Underworlds, which they’ll be performing at Sweet Dukebox. How would you describe ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Different Theatre – So You Say

So You Say

Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year's Brighton Fringe. Here, Different Theatre tells us about their show, So You Say, which they’ll be performing at Sweet Dukebox.   How ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Luke Robson – Escape: A Magic Show

Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year's Brighton Fringe. Here, Luke Robson tells us about his show, Escape: A Magic Show, which he'll be performing at Sweet Dukebox.   How would you ...

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