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, Ditto Theatre Company tells us about their show, Ingo’s War, which they’ll be performing at The Warren.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Set during World War Two, Ingo’s War is one dog’s tale of bravery and hope and finding courage where you thought you had none.
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
As it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase our work at one of the UK’s biggest and exciting arts festivals. Brighton Fringe attracts a brilliantly diverse audience and is particularly family-friendly, making it the ideal place for our show.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
With lots and lots of rehearsals! As well as a preview performance at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden, which took place at the end of March. Since then we have taken on audience feedback and tried to re-work the show accordingly.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
Our physical theatre training – the show uses text, puppetry and movement to tell this heart-warming tale of Ingo the dog and his journey of courage. Our show can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Meet Fred by Hijinx Theatre. Hilarious, great puppetry and brilliantly entertaining – what more could you want?!
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Make sure that you get a good night’s sleep!
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Chocolate caramel ripple, because it’s both fun and playful as well as dark and everyone loves it!
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