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BRIGHTON BITES: Rob Cawsey – Simon Slack The Fantasist

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Rob Cawsey tells us about his show Simon Slack The Fantasist, which he will be performing at The Warren.


How would you describe your show in one sentence?

A fantastical journey into the mind of Simon Slack with dancing, a puppet and free drugs. Yes free drugs! Now you’re interested.

Is this your first visit to Brighton Fringe, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?

No I’ve been to Brighton Fringe a few times before with my comedy act Guilt &Shame, performing late shows at the Three and Ten. Always had a great time as the audiences were so fantastic and the most open minded. This is my first time on my own…. bit scared.

How has the show developed on the way to Brighton?

It’s still changing and developing ahead of Edinburgh but it’s in a good place right now. Have lots of stuff I’ve tried before then adding in some new material!! Eeek.

How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?

Getting as close to my puppet as possible. I don’t wish to add anymore to that.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?

I’d like to think it’s a mix of comedy genres that you’ve not seen before. Also, I’m in my y-fronts the whole of the show too so you can see for yourself what set’s me apart! It’s my knobbly knees.

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

Kat Bond: Loo Roll and Jon Pointing are doing preview shows on the 4th and 5th of June at The Warren. They are both brilliant and you can be the first to see their new shows at Brighton!

If your show was a flavour of Brighton Rock, what would it be?

Okay, I’m thinking fried chicken flavour because you know it’s wrong but you secretly love it.


Simon Slack The Fantasist performsat The Brighton Fringe 27 &30 May 2016

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