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, Cry Havoc Theatre Company tell us about their show Drawn and Quartered which they’ll be performing at Sweet Werks 1.
Describe your show in one sentence?
Passionate, emotional sexy play with moments everyone can relate to.
Why Brighton Fringe?
It’s a wonderful springboard for new writing in one of the most creative cities in the UK
How did the show get to where it is today?
It was written by an amazing actress and playwright who is part of the LAByrinth theatre company in New York. This play first opened off-Broadway and this is the Fringe premiere in the UK.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
It’s a focused and emotional piece which is hard work for the actors. It demands a very talented cast for such a fast-paced emotional piece. People will sit in shock or awe…
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
The Golden Child!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
Make sure your piece is simple and fast to get in and out. Also make sure it’s tight and well-paced in terms of time, acting and comedy. You don’t have long to hold attention. Be prepared with good people helping you.
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.
Sometimes the writing on the wall isn’t always in words….Come and see the show to find out!
Drawn and Quartered runs at Brighton Fringe from 27 May – 2 June 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed