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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Baba Brinkman, Darwinizm – The Warren: Blockhouse

Creator: Baba Brinkman Reviewer: Simon Topping Windswept and just off the plane from Nice; Baba Brinkman is back at the Fringe. His new show, specifically written for Brighton this year, is Darwinizm: combining comedy, science and hip-hop to reveal the hidden forces that shape us, from DNA to digital memes A rap about operant conditioning and evolution starts the action as ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Your Bard – The Rialto Theatre

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Creators: Nicholas Collett Productions Reviewer: Simon Topping It has been proffered that William Shakespeare could not have possibly written all those marvellous plays himself. Surely not an unassuming lad from Warwickshire, how could he have written some of the most immortal lines ever to be spoken on stage? Tonight Shakespeare (fabulously played by Nicholas Collett) begs to differ and takes ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: About A Revolution – The Warren: The Hat

Creators: Windmill Young Actors Writer: Joe Gill  Director: Tanushka Marah  Reviewer: Simon Topping A red flag waves and the raised fist of communist solidarity greets the audience as About A Revolution begins. This, the latest offering from the award-winning Windmill Young Actors, is a weighty exploration into the themes of inequality and social change as seen through the eyes of teenagers in ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Blown Fuse – TAPE

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: Suhde and Sound Barrier

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: Last Night at the Circus – The Warren: Theatre Box 

Creator: Jane Postlethwaite Reviewer: Simon Topping As Last Night of the Circus begins the audience are treated to some fabulous images of vintage circus performers, leading us to wonder what the enigmatic title of the show could mean we are about to witness. Just as this thought passes through the mind Jane Postlethwaite happily appears spotlit on stage, bedecked in ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Nathan Lang – The Stuntman

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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INTERVIEW: Michael Peavoy talks Bolton Summer Holiday

Whilst the country continues to bask in record-breaking hot weather and enjoy the feel-good factor of a Royal Wedding, in Bolton, the Octagon Theatre is preparing to open its much-anticipated site-specific version of Summer Holiday. Directed by Artistic Director, Elizabeth Newman, the popular 60’s musical is the first show to be performed away from the Octagon whilst the theatre undergoes ...

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