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BRIGHTON BITES: The Human Zoo Theatre Company – The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. The Human Zoo Theatre Company tell us about their show, The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon, performing at Komedia, Brighton.


How would you describe your show in one sentence?

From their neatly packed car-full of trunks and suitcases, the madcap clowns of The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon unpack a chaos and cacophony of imagination, filling the stage with their wonderful whimsy and star-bound dreams.

Is this your first visit to Brighton Fringe, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?

The Human Zoo are so excited to be making their Brighton Fringe debut this year and cannot wait to join the incredible variety of shows. We’ve heard the audiences are always up for a good laugh, which makes it much more fun!

How has the show developed on the way to Brighton?

We’ve been touring the show since Edinburgh 2015 and it seems to be different every time we perform it! Since we first performed The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon, it is fair to say the show has become significantly more ridiculous. Our ever-increasing playfulness and audience interaction means that each night we can never be sure what might happen and always keeps us (and the audience) on its toes!

How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?

We have been performing all over the place in preparation for the Fringe, in all sorts of venues and spaces, with very different audiences so we’ve become very adaptable!! Hopefully, no matter what the Fringe throws at us we’ll be able to take it!

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?

The Girl who Fell in Love with the Moon’s explosive extra-terrestrial exploration of humanity’s obsession with the skies transports its audience into a universe of wonderment with an extraordinary vibrant patchwork of puppetry, poetry, live music and movement, all stitched together with Human Zoo’s trademark visual imagination.

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?

We were fortunate enough to perform alongside Whiskey Tango Foxtrot at the Brighton Fringe Launch earlier this year and we are so looking forward to seeing her show in full. We’re also big fans of Shit-faced Shakespeare having watched it in Edinburgh last year but we’ll be sure to pay them another visit in Brighton as no doubt the show is different but equally hilarious every time.

If your show was a flavour of Brighton Rock, what would it be?

If The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon was a Brighton Rock flavour I would say it would be tropical flavour, with a hint of jaffa cake (come see the show and you’ll get the reference ;) ) with ridiculousness running all the way through it!

The Girl who Fell in Love with the Moon runsat The Brighton Fringe – 12 -14 May 2016

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