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, Terianne Falcone (aka The Divine Miss T) tells us about her show, Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th Street, which she’ll be performing at Theatre Box at The Warren.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Award-winning solo show populated by ordinary yet outrageous New York City characters and accompanied by a phenomenal musical trio!
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
Well, I do live here. Ha ha! The Fringe is such a fun time of year and I wanted to be a part of it – especially at the Warren, which is like a festival within a festival.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Oh Lordy! How haven’t I been preparing? There’s loads to do – especially as a solo performer. I put myself in the Hove Grown Festival back in March which helped with a lot of the creative preparation – rehearsal, the band wrote the music, we’ve got a ligh
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
I wrote the show based on people that I met — true stories We hear these tales every day, but given the busy-ness of life, it seems it is only once we put them on stage that we actually listen. The show reminds the audience that everyone has a story to tell; so let’s listen to one another and have compassion. I also hope they laugh a lot! The main character, Bruna, is outlandish and yet rather wise – an unforgettable character. She alone sets the show apart!
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Meow Meow at Spiegeltent. Can’t wait, she sounds fabulous!
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
START PREPARING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
That’s an easy one. SALTED CARAMEL! Salty yet sweet – contradictory and yet, it works!
Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th Street runs at Brighton Fringe 8 – 9 May, 3 – 4 June
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