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, Limb2Limb Theatre tell us about their show Eggshells which they’ll be performing at The Warren: Theatre Box.
Describe your show in one sentence?
A comedy love story that juggles OCD and PTSD over the course of one tempestuous night.
Why Brighton Fringe?
Leah Georges the artistic director is from Sussex and grew up in Brighton. I love the variety of art and theatre the city has to offer.
How did the show get to where it is today?
Eggshells was written by Fiona Harper and given to Limb2Limb, we have been researching and developing the work over the last year with the help of Fiona and James Hodgson as director.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
Eggshells is written in verse, a lyrical feast for the audience presented with heart and love by two predominantly physical theatre actors. The dynamic had brought the piece to life.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
Square Peg by 2headedpigeon looks really fun!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
Have fun! Get on social media to help promote your show. Go and see as much other work as you can!
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.
Fiona Harper who wrote Eggshells used to be the artistic co-ordinator at the Globe!
Eggshells runs at Brighton Fringe from 24-26 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Ali Wright