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BRIGHTON BITES: Don’t Worry Be Yoncé (XS edition)

Back once again by popular demand for 2018, our Brighton Bites Q&As offer an, occasionally witty - often hilarious, insight into the acts donning their flip-flops and shades (or high-heels and lippy) to join the line-up of England's largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. With 2017 boasting almost 1000 events across 160+ venues and 2018 promising more than 300+ free events ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers

Back once again by popular demand for 2018, our Brighton Bites Q&As offer an, occasionally witty - often hilarious, insight into the acts donning their flip-flops and shades (or high-heels and lippy) to join the line-up of England's largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. With 2017 boasting almost 1000 events across 160+ venues and 2018 promising more than 300+ free events ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Bus Boy – The Warren: Blockhouse

Writer: Izzy McDonald  Director: Geordie Crawley Reviewer: Simon Topping In the middle of the stage sits a young man on a bike, he is looking for the mainland tourists arriving at his home, Rottnest Island. He wants to drive a bus; he has memorised all the routes (he doesn’t like to rely on google maps) and at the forefront of ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Notorious Women of Brighton – Guided Walking Tour

Guide: Louise Peskett Reviewer: Simon Topping It is a warm day and the sun is shining as we meet in Brighton’s St Nicholas’ churchyard for a ninety minute guided walk of the Notorious Women of Brighton. Promising to be a lovely gentle stroll, in a group of approximately 15-20, we start in with a thirst for knowledge of these untold ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Cissie and Ada – The Old Courtroom

Creators: OCR Productions Reviewer: Simon Topping Cissie and Ada, the immortal comic characters created by the late great Les Dawson, aided by the wonderfully talented Roy Barraclough and sparklingly written by Terry Ravenscroft, were firm favourites of British television in the 1970s and 80s. Tonight drag artistes Linda Bacardi and Stephanie Von Clitz promise to bring those characters to life once ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Margo and Mr. Whatsit

Back once again by popular demand for 2018, our Brighton Bites Q&As offer an, occasionally witty - often hilarious, insight into the acts donning their flip-flops and shades (or high-heels and lippy) to join the line-up of England's largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. With 2017 boasting almost 1000 events across 160+ venues and 2018 promising more than 300+ free events ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Garry Starr Performs Everything – The Warren: Burrow

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Creator: Damien Warren-Smith Reviewer: Simon Topping As the impressively filmic announcer welcomes Garry Starr to the stage, the performer bundles on to proclaim theatre is dead. The disgruntled ex-Shakespearean actor is here to save the dying art form by performing all the genres of theatre for us and reignite our flame of joy for the stage, which he says has almost ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Bummer and Lazarus – The Warren: Theatre Box

Creators: Big Egg Theatre Reviewer: Simon Topping One of the more unusual stories based on truth in this year’s Fringe is of Bummer and Lazarus, a tale of two dogs; revered rat-catching dogs of  San Francisco in the 1860’s. As the play begins the dogs appear trapped in a room from which there is no escape. Choosing to use minimal props and human ...

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