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BRIGHTON BITES: Samantha Baines – 1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Samantha Baines, tells us about her show,1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox,performing at TheWarren


How would you describe your show in one sentence?

I need space…the final frontier one: it’s science meets funny.

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

It’s my second visit – my first was with my sketch group Vinegar Knickers a few sun rotations ago. I’ve been told two things about what to expect at the Brighton Fringe. Number 1 – the people of Brighton are the best and if you compliment them they will come and see your show. Number 2 – don’t have sex on the beach, it’s nothing like the cocktail as there are stones and it’s uncomfortable.

How has the show developed on the way to Brighton?

I have done two Open University courses, read lots of books and done ton a load of googling so there are plenty of science facts in the show. I have also tried it on the people of London and Leicester as preparation and they laughed and some of them even tweeted their lols. I will probably still be writing some of the show on the train to Brighton from London as it’s a work-in-progress so it will literally develop on the way to Brighton.

How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?

I’ve been stalking that hottie Professor Brian Cox on social media in the hope he will come to see my show, which is inspired by him. On a more practical note, I’ve been travelling to sea-side towns and fighting seagulls for leftover chips. I’m ready for you Brighton!

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

It’s got me in it? I mean, where else will you see puns, science facts, feminism and an uncanny impression of Isaac Newton’s mother?

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

Adele and Tom’s Frist Birthday Party: The Preview, 22nd May 1pm, Free – it’s got my mate Catherine Bohart in it and she’s awesome.

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

Mars flavour: chocolate base, some water content and red.

1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet and 2 Coxis being performed 20-22 May2016

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