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, Clap Back Club tell us about their show In Loving Memory of Pat Riarchy which they’ll be performing at One Church Brighton.
Describe your show in one sentence?
The patriarchy’s dead… will you be at his funeral?
Why Brighton Fringe?
We performed as a group for the first time at Brighton Fringe last year and won the Audience Choice Award. So we’re coming back for more!
How did the show get to where it is today?
Our producer has planned 2 funerals in the last 2 years. So obviously we thought she could do with another one, for someone she actually wants to bury.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
There’s something for everyone; the show is theatre, comedy, song, dance, sketch, interaction, you name it… We cover some pretty heavy political ground in the lightest way we can. It’s nice to have an education while you laugh! It’s 100% more effective than putting a condom on a banana.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
Coming Home With Me, by Girl Code Theatre at Sweet Werks. Shameful plug because our leading lady is in it.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
You can sleep in June.
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.
Word on the street is Pat Riarchy’s mate Homer Faux-Bic will be there, but he won’t be taking autographs at this time
In Loving Memory of Pat Riarchy runs at Brighton Fringe on 4, 18 & 25 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed