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.
In the final Bite for 2019, Sophie Duker tell us about Sophie Duker: Venus which they’ll be performing at Sweet @ The Welly.
Describe your show in one sentence?
My show is Cherry Garcia, baby! Fruity with dark chunks and a whole lotta sauce.
Why Brighton Fringe?
I’m a horny foodie: Brighton has both tasty audiences and an absolutely slamming selection of post-show nosh. Last year when I did my sold out Diet Woke an absolute snack of a man sat in the second row and distracted me throughout. I’m secretly hoping to reconnect with him. He knows where to find me.
How did the show get to where it is today?
With the inexhaustible support of Saima Ferdows, my director.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
Huge Davies. He’s going to be, um, big.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
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.
I find the fact that my show title rhymes with a certain bit of anatomy endlessly amusing.
Sophie Duker: Venus runs at Brighton Fringe from 1-2 June 2019. Brighton Fringe continues until 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed