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, Jeu Jeu la Foille tell us about her show, Jeu Jeu la Foille’s Frontal Lobotomy, which will be performing at Bar Broadway.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
It’s a one-woman revenge on the monopoly of the archetypal whiskey-soaked male troubadour, with some puppets.
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
Brighton has arcade games, hipster beer and a seaside. There’s nowhere better than Brighton in May.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Me, Bobby Cool and the band have been touring ‘Frontal Lobotomy’ since December. We get uproariously drunk and lairy in our rehearsals. The show is a spoken word piece, and I’ve just added some haikus.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
It’s a strange yet cosy little show about the end of the world, Tom Waits and experimental brain surgery. Linguistic acrobatics, jazzy neuroscience and an ice-pick seduction. Enough weirdness?!
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal, and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Performer sweat is rife with viruses, hug them at your own risk. And carry a hip-flask for medicinal whiskey.
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
‘Sidewalk sundae strawberry surprise,
I got a cherry popsicle right on time
A big stick, mamma, that’ll blow your mind’
Lyrics from ‘Ice-cream Man’ by Tom Waits
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