After an amazing response last year we have once again resurrected our Brighton Bites mini-interviews. These short and snappy Q&As offer an, occasionally witty – often hilarious, insight into the acts strutting, sailing, surfing (insert preferred form of transport here) in to join the line-up of England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. 2018 was a record-breaking year for the Fringe with over 575,000 people attending the festival; and with 2019 promising to be more inclusive than ever, our Bites aim to give you a taste of what’s in store across the 4,500+ events and performances that are on offer.
Next up, Between Us Improv tell us about their show Between Us which they’ll be performing at The Warren.
Describe your show in one sentence?
A witty play about falling in love and falling apart – completely improvised from audience suggestion.
Why Brighton Fringe?
The Fringe is the best place to catch exciting, daring, and entertaining fringe theatre. Plus Brighton is such a gorgeous place to be!
How did the show get to where it is today?
Alex and I have both performed comedy improvisation for a long time, but when we met we discovered we had a fabulous connection and we wanted to explore that connection to create drama. That’s why we created an improvised play about how hard it is for two people to share one life. In the last two years we’ve fallen in love and fallen apart; had babies, had affairs and had erectile dysfunction; got engaged, got mad and attempted to get even. It’s been awesome!
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
There’s loads of amazing improvised shows at Brighton Fringe, but we might be the only one that will break your heart as well as make you laugh.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
Stealing The Show – the improvised heist movie. So much fun! Also awesome will be Acaprov and CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation, the improvised murder mystery where no one knows who the killer is, not even the cast!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
Remember to sleep!
With the theme of this year’s festival being ‘DARE to Discover’, we’d like you to tell us a TRUTH – something about you or the show that fans may not know.
Because we always fall in love on-stage, people often assume we’re really a couple. We can think of nothing worse.
Between Us runs at Brighton Fringe from 24-27 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed