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, Adjective Productions tell us about their show, Sweetmeat, which they’ll be performing at Sweet Dukebox.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Sad gay cannibal love.
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
We wanted to debut the show somewhere exciting and where it would have a chance to flourish. Sweetmeat’s themes are universal, but our approach is unconventional, so Brighton – famously open-minded, exciting, and the British capital of cannibalism – felt like a perfect place for the premiere.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
30% hard theatrical work and 70% crying.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
If there are other shows about sad gay cannibal love on at the festival this year I’m going to be pissed off.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
There are so many amazing shows (some of them even as good as ours) that it’s hard to pick just one, but a few people in our company are keen on Gypsy Queen. Same-sex love and bare-knuckle boxing? Nice.
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
‘The experience is great but you’re unlikely to make a lot of money, so don’t forget to let some of the budget “rest” in your account.’
No, wait, I mean. ‘Have fun and be yourself.’
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Sweetmeat runs at Brighton Fringe 15 to 21 May 2017
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