Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Lorraine Mullaney join us to talk about her show,The Cunning Mr Lingus, which she’s bringint to The Rialto Theatre, Brighton.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
It’s a dark comedy about love, relationships – and period features.
Is this your first visit to Brighton Fringe, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
No, it’s my third time. I wrote and produced my first show in 2014 and the director walked off three days before the first night after an blazing row with the star of the show! Despite this, the show went on to be shortlisted for New Writing South’s Best New Play Award 2014. Last year’s show Sex in Shorts was nominated for Brighton &Hove Independent’s Award for Outstanding Local Talent.
How has the show developed on the way to Brighton?
It was a monologue about a silver-tongued charmer that received great reviews in last year’s show Sex in Shorts. This year we get to meet three of the many ladies in Mr Lingus‘ life and see his silver tongue in action as he charms his way into their beautiful homes.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Let me think… Oh, it’s on the tip of my tongue…
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
This is the show that will get tongues wagging.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
If your show was a flavour of Brighton Rock, what would it be?
Tart. Or Pork. You choose!
The Cunning Mr Lingus will be visitingThe Brighton Fringe – 6-7, 24-27 May 2016
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