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, The Chandeliers tell us about their show CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation which they’ll be performing at The Warren: The Hat.
Describe your show in one sentence?
A comedy murder mystery where you choose the victim.
Why Brighton Fringe?
Because we love Brighton and Brighton loves us – so book early!
How did the show get to where it is today?
We’ve just worked really hard on all aspects of it – the format, our skills as improvisers, our media presence – and slowly but surely it’s got stronger and stronger and audiences have kept growing
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
The level of involvement of the audience. Nobody is compelled to participate, but everyone has plenty of opportunities to do so – so the audience makes the show as much as we do.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
Acaprov (curiously enough … I don’t really like acapella, but this is genius) and Between Us, which is a witty drama about being in love – also improvised.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
Remember that you get a discount at the bar of the venue you’re playing. In 4 years of playing Brighton Fringe, I have not remembered this once.
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.
Our director has won an Olivier Award (though not for directing us, sadly)
CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation runs at Brighton Fringe on 4, 5 & 11 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed