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BRIGHTON FRINGE: My Feminist Boner – The Warren Studio 3

Sarah Blanc in My Feminist Boner

Writer: Sarah Blanc Director: Sarah Blanc Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Wrapped in a leopard print dressing gown, with toes glistening in red nail varnish and a masked head deep in a steam machine, Sarah Blanc, as herself, puts the crazy in modern day beauty crazes in this delightfully spirited comedy. “I’m not a feminist I’m more a middle of the road ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Dangled – The Warren Studio 2

Rob van Vuuren

Writer: Louis Viljoen Performer: Rob van Vuuren Reviewer: James Napleton Profane and maniacal, Dangled is a full-throttled exposition of a deviant inner psyche. The script, created by writer Louis Viljoen, is an adaptation of the short story Diary of a Madman by 19th-century Russian author Nikolai Gogol. The scene opens to a man writing at his desk that then puts ...

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Brighton Fringe: Under My Thumb – The Warren Studio 2

Under My Thumb

Writer: Cassiah Joski-Jethi Director: James Haddrell Reviewer: James Napleton This dystopia explores the life of six women who have become imprisoned for crimes against a militantly patriarchal society. The play takes place in the cell of five women who have been inmates together for several months. Under the guidance of one inmate, they have begun training by putting their bodies ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Woolly: The Morose Merino – The Warren Studio 3

Reviewer: Simon Topping Used to great effect in The Full Monty; Leave your Hat on blasts out of the venues’ speakers. Alexander Cofield, AKA Woolly, seductively thrusts on to the stage and subjects the audience to a most unusual striptease. More a shearing than a strip, this revealing of the flesh is unlike anything encountered in the aforementioned British film ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Hurricane Michael – The Warren Studio 3

Writer and performer: Russell Layton Director: Simon Hudson Reviewer: James Napleton In 1987 the BBC weather program broadcast that there was a meteorological disaster heading this way, it was called Hurricane Michael… Phish. A blur of punning, wordplay and parody Hurricane Michael is a frenzied one-man comedy that follows this meteorological maverick through his greatest achievements and biggest disaster. Michael ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Love of Stationery – The Warren Theatre Box

Reviewer: Simon Topping As the lights hit the stage, we are introduced to a very odd individual. A woman, prepared for any eventuality, stands before us with a cycle helmet on (just in case a gargoyle falls on her head), a vacuum cleaner (called Henry) in her hands, a toilet roll belt round her waist and mounds of sugar in ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Buzz – A New Musical – The Warren Studio2

Woman singing into a vibrator

Book and Lyrics: Robyn Grant Music: James Ringer-Beck Associate Director: Cat Robey Choreographer: Matthew Ives Musical Arrangements: Henry Brennan Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's been an on/off Bridget Jones musical, with music by Lily Allen, in the pipeline for a number of years and, God help us, a musical version of 50 Shades Of Grey heading to the stage next year. ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Bryony Twydle: Twaddle – The Warren TheatreBox

Blonde woman looking startled

Reviewer: Simon Topping Marching onto stage, complete with luminous yellow safety jacket, is our speed awareness course leader. We have all been irresponsible road users and are here for "correction!". Reminiscent of the Peter Kay’s fire safety officer in Phoenix Nights, this is the first of Bryony Twydle’s fabulously deranged and mad-cap characters Starting off is a series of sketches; ...

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