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, Peppered Wit Productions tells us about their show, Blink, which they’ll be performing at Sweet Waterfront.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
A raw, awkwardly funny love story, cleverly weaving themes of loneliness, bereavement, and consensual stalking(!) into the intimate and engaging story of Jonah, Sophie, and a fox called Scruffilitis
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
It is modern, dynamic and slightly ‘off-the-wall’ in its’ adaptation. It was well received at Camden Fringe 2016, with a 5-star review and plaudits for performance.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Resurrecting a play after a break is always difficult, as with any art form, the artist is constantly trying to improve on what went before…! Essentially we’re muddling through but will be ready for opening night!!
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
Every show is special – the performers put their soul into their work and that has to be respected! Our show brings the audience into very close quarters with ‘Sophie’ and ‘Jonah’ through their interactive storytelling. We also use a lot of music and multi-media.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Difficult question. I think we’ll try and see as many as we can fit in, between our own performances.
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Ignore the reviews! You’ve got to believe in what you’re doing and not every audience member is going to appreciate the end result. Don’t let it deter you and don’t read reviews until the run is over!!
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Sweetly sour grape!! (Don’t ask us why….it’s Tara’s West Indian roots…!)
Blink runs at Brighton Fringe 29 May – 4 June 2017
For more information visit www.brightonfringe.org or www.pepperedwit.co.uk
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