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 in our Bank Holiday Bites Bonanza, Abhishek Thapar tells us about his show My home at the Intersection which they’ll be performing at Sweet Werks 1.
Describe your show in one sentence?
A performance for the sense, a personal story of going back to forget.
Why Brighton Fringe?
It’s a cool space and I have never performed there.
How did the show get to where it is today?
It was a long and sensitive process to make this work in collaboration with my family.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
A deep insight into the history of Punjab and of a family which deals with ethnic conflict in 1984 but also goes back to 1947, the aftermath of the British empire. The performance starts with sharing of a lemon pickle with the audience which dates back 27 years made by my grandfather and is the last memory left from my childhood home.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
Don’t know yet!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
Keep it short and simple!
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.
It took me 14 years to gain courage to make this work.
My home at the Intersection runs at Brighton Fringe from 3-6 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed