Back once again by popular demand for 2018, our Brighton Bites Q&As offer an, occasionally witty – often hilarious, insight into the acts donning their flip-flops and shades (or high-heels and lippy) to join the line-up of England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. With 2017 boasting almost 1000 events across 160+ venues and 2018 promising more than 300+ free events to widen access to performances, our Bites aim to give you a taste of what’s in store.
Here, Fabulous Bäckström Brothers tell us about their show The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers which they’ll be performing at The Old Market.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Rhythmically sharp and abdomen-crampingly funny musical comedy, with its musical world ranging from Richard Wagner to Johnny Cash.
Why Brighton Fringe?
By far one of the best international opportunities to be seen and to see.
How did the show get to where it is today?
With hard work, well-chosen artistic partners and strong belief in the concept.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
The unique combination of opera & vaudeville, theatre and physical comedy professionalism
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
Marc Gassot’s Dark Side of the Mime, funny and very disturbing and Street paintings by Jussi TwoSeven, brilliant pictures of wild animals brought into urban environment
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a Fringe festival?
Don’t be shy!
The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers runs at Brighton Fringe on 33 May – 2 June 2018.
Nicole Craft | Image: Alejandro Lorenzo