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BRIGHTON BITES: Monki Business – Not Somewhere Else

Back once again by popular demand for 2018, our Brighton Bites Q&As offer an, occasionally witty – often hilarious, insight into the acts donning their flip-flops and shades (or high-heels and lippy) to join the line-up of England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. With 2017 boasting almost 1000 events across 160+ venues and 2018 promising more than 300+ free events to widen access to performances, our Bites aim to give you a taste of what’s in store.

Here, Monki Business tells us about their show Not Somewhere Else which they’ll be performing at The Spire.

How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Confused young Monki tells a touching story told through circus and theatre. 

Why Brighton Fringe?
Because who doesn’t love the Fringe? And because they invited me as part of the award-winning shows from Amsterdam Fringe

How did the show get to where it is today?
Dedication (or madness), lots of falling and getting up and plenty of coffee.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
Not Somewhere Else has a unique mix of theatre and circus that you’ll have to see to understand.

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?

If your show was a piece of Brighton Rock, what word would run through it?
To be honest I don’t know exactly what Brighton Rock is but if Not Somewhere Else was a rock, it would be very dark and grey but if you look well it has small spots of different beautiful colours on the inside.

Not Somewhere Else runs at Brighton Fringe on 26 & 27 May 2018.

Nicole Craft | Image: Ola Glimåker

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