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, Dr Keith Scott tells us about his show Doctor Scott is Physco-Active which he’ll be performing at Sweet @ The Welly.
Describe your show in one sentence?
A one-man comedy about one man’s war on the War on Drugs
Why Brighton Fringe?
I live in South Africa and decided that, after a lot of research, the Brighton Fringe was by far the best place to try out my show on British audiences.
How did the show get to where it is today?
I am a medical doctor, comedian and drug law reform activist; and decided that one of the best ways to convince people of the need to bring a halt to the harmful, destructive drug laws war through comedy.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
Drug law reform is a very topical, pressing issue in most countries but I seem to be the only one who has come up with an hour of laughs that deals with such a grim subject.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe
Alan Ayckbourn Double Bill
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
Stand out from the crowd to attract a crowd; promote yourself and your show by any means possible.
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.
I’m 67 years old.
And, not being particularly PC, I don’t mind other people using the word ‘old’.
Doctor Scott is Physco-Active runs at Brighton Fringe from9-12 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed