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.
Here, Sonia Aste tells us about her show Made in Spain 2 which she’ll be performing at Sweet @ The Welly.
Describe your show in one sentence?
Fiesta! No Siesta! An uplifting show about UK and Spanish connections.
Why Brighton Fringe?
Because Brighton has the feel, sound and colours of sunny Spain.
How did the show get to where it is today?
Like a tapas menu – tasting this, tasting that and deciding which bits were audience favourites.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
It’s based on a TAPAS MENU with the audience choosing what they want to order. From ‘Tourist Tortilla’ to ‘Spanish Song Salad’ it caters to all comedy tastes.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
‘Opening Up with the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus’ – one of my dearest friends is in it and I suspect I will once again end up crying. Tears of joy.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
When in Brighton, do as the Brightonians: HAVE FUN!
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.
When space allows I finish my show with a double back summersault and end with a split.
Sonia Aste: Made in Spain 2 runs at Brighton Fringe on 5,17,18 & 25 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed