Brighton FringePreview

BRIGHTON BITES: Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

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, Off The Cuff tell us about their show, Crime and Funishment, which they’ll be performing at The Warren.


How would you describe your show in one sentence?
‘Improvised TV detective drama

Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
We are Brighton locals and fringe veterans having sold this show out at last year’s run

How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
We never really stop, between other festivals and local gigs we always have something going on

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
Improv is still relatively small at the festival and we have been doing it for over 10 years now, so if you’ve never given it a go then you’re in safe hands with us

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Our very own Simon Plotkin is doing his show Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour for what could be the last time at the Fringe this year. I’ve seen it before and I can’t wait to see it again

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Stop talking to me and get on with the damn flyering

If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Mint choc quip?….I’m sorry…I’m just so sorry

Crime and Funishment runs at Brighton Fringe 11 -14 May 2017

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