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, Mr Henry Moss tells us about his show QUADRUPLE THRE4T which he’ll be performing at The Warren: Theatre Box.
Describe your show in one sentence?
This critically acclaimed comedy cabaret is “a delightful and delectable exploration of the cut-throat and ever-unforgiving entertainment industry” ★★★★★(London Theatre1).
Why Brighton Fringe?
I first visited Brighton as a backing dancer for X-factor’s Seann Miley Moore at Brighton Pride (opening for Carly Rae Jepsen in 2016) and fell in love with the city. I’ve returned again and again ever since.
How did the show get to where it is today?
After sell-out shows at the Sydney Fringe Festival and Camden Fringe Festival, I’m here in the fabulous Brighton to channel fictitious, egomaniac Harry Ledgerman and his wife, notorious talent agent; Krystal Lee. Quadruple Threat has evolved into a tour de force including the viral spin-off web series Krystal Lee Management which follows the hilarious inner workings of an Aussie talent agency. Found: @mrhenrymoss mrhenrymoss.com/videos
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
In a world where YouTubers are now hosts at the Met Gala, this show is a delicious insight into gay pop culture and a hilarious reflection of the Australian’s who have made it big in the UK; Kylie Minogue, Hugh Jackman.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
Mating In Captivity – It’s a fast and frenetic screwball comedy that asks: how much can you really know about yourself if you’ve never tried butt stuff?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
That your unique story is enough, everyone’s heritage brings more than enough material for a profound and moving piece of theatre, oh, and a great fake tan, very slimming.
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.
To this day I regret not coming out on YouTube at the age of 16 like my friend of a friend, and now millennial pop sensation Troye Sivan. Back then, I was still desperately playing straight for my Home and Away audition.
QUADRUPLE THRE4T runs at Brighton Fringe from 28-30 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed