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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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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: WATCHING, ceci n’est pas de deux – The Warren

Creator: Ester Natzijl Performer: Esmee van Lierre Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's something mesmerising about good puppetry that makes you forget you are watching an artificial creation and in Ester Natzjil's haunting Watching, ceci n'est pas de deux we witness a defining moment in dance, drama and puppetry. Originally performed by Natzijl herself, the piece is now performed by Esmee van ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Grimmest of Grimm Tales – Sweet St Andrews

Grimmest of Grimm Tales

  Writer and Director: Jane Deane Reviewer: Glen Pearce The guardians of our national morals often assume children have no stomach for gore or horror but as the Brothers Grimm knew all too well in their collected tales, the young mind has plenty capacity for imagination and, if told well, can comprehend and process a surprising amount. Even the most ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Greatest Liar in all the World – The Warren Main House

The Greatest Liar in all the World

Reviewer: Simon Topping Bursting onto the stage, a two-bit mentalist act and band of assistants try and raise enthusiasm in the crowd. It is not forthcoming. Feeling the need to end it all, the world-weary impresario attempts the “two-inch bullet catch”. But, just as he is about to pull the trigger, is persuaded by his companions to tell the story ...

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