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, Avva Laff! Productions tell us about their show, The Grimmest of Grimm Tales, which they’ll be performing at Sweet St. Andrews.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Anarchic tale telling for the whole family, with comedy, music and puppetry, inspired by some of the lesser known stories of the Brother’s Grimm.
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
We did Edinburgh last year and got chatting with lots of lovely people while we were up there who raved about how fantastic the Brighton Fringe is – so we’ve come to see if they were telling the truth! Also, we fancied a trip to the seaside!
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Apart from the paperwork and press releases (the boring but necessary stuff) we’ve been polishing up our knowledge on all things Grimm, practising our rapping (yes one of our stories has been adapted into a rap – we are soooo down wiv da kids), rehearsing and performing a preview show with our amazing supporters at Proteus Theatre in Basingstoke and avoiding Evil Stepmothers…
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
I truly think that we are one of those rare shows that appeals to pretty much the whole family no matter what their age. We have had incredible feedback from kids, grandparents, parents, students, random folks stumbling in looking for the toilet, and EVEN teenagers!
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Just want to catch as much as we can. In particular Comedy and Family shows!
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Shout lots about how fabulous your show is, all the time. Take advantage of all the events included as part of your participation. Talk to lots of people and be nice!
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Chocolate. The answer to these kinds of questions is always chocolate.
The Grimmest of Grimm Tales runs at Brighton Fringe 27 May – 4 June
For more information visit or www.avvalaff.co.uk
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