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BRIGHTON BITES: Sunjai Arif and Matt Roseblade – Dignity Off

Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year’s Brighton Fringe.
Here, Sunjai Arif and Matt Roseblade tells us about their show, Dignity Off, which they’ll be performing at  Sweet Waterfront.


How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Two unlikely friends come together for a battle of decorum to decide who shows the more decency, morality and ultimately the most (or least) self-respect.

Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
Brighton audiences are always open-minded, up for a laugh and very forgiving. Perfect for cutting our teeth on our first joint hour fringe show.

How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Locking ourselves in Matt’s basement to write, rehearse and mostly drink wine.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
We haven’t been able to agree on what direction to take the show in, so we’re constantly pulling against one another. All we know from preview shows is its very funny and nobody has seen anything like it yet.

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
We’ll both be bringing our families to the fringe at some point, so it’s a great excuse to check out the various kids shows. They’re always the loudest and most fun.

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Stay on top of the admin!

If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Two flavours you wouldn’t think work together but they do, like pear and blue cheese (try it!) or Strawberry and Balsamic.

Dignity Off runs at Brighton Fringe 12, 13, 14 May
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