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, TBC Audio tell us about their show, Protect & Survive, which they’ll be performing at Sweet St Andrews.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
A warning note pinned to the nuclear Pandora’s Box saying – Do Not Open.
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
We are a new Brighton-based production company presenting live theatre and audio drama. Brighton Fringe has allowed us to develop the project as a new play to receive its World Premier at the festival.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Taking part in the Fringe Academy organised by Brighton Fringe. A fantastic learning resource covering all aspects of putting on a show.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
We use a quote on our flyer from Neil Kinnock – Leader of the Opposition in 1984, who wrote to the production team after the transmission of BBC’s Threads. In the letter, he said, ” The story must be told time and time again until the idea of using nuclear weapons is pushed into past History”. The news headlines from Monday 17th April 2017. North Korea accuses the US of creating a situation for nuclear war. The time has come to tell the story once more!
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Ross and Doug present scenes from the life & death of Lord Haw Haw, Britain’s most patriotic traitor
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Don’t use 160 gsm for your flyers – use 250 – 300 gsm.
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Chocolate ( representing the horror of nuclear war), a touch of blueberry (representing Hope), Strawberry (representing the victims) and a touch of candyfloss – there’s even some comedy in a play about Nuclear War!
Protect & Survive runs at Brighton Fringe 9 – 15 May 2017
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