BRIGHTON BITES: Velvet Trumpet – Rubber Ring

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, Velvet Trumpet’s James McDermott tells us about his show, Rubber Ring, which he’ll be performing at The Warren: Theatre Box.

How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Rubber Ring is a warm, witty, electrifying one-man show capturing the loneliness of sexual confusion through the lens of a Morrissey fanatic.

Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
It’s the perfect festival to stage an important rural LGBT story.

How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
By eating Brighton rock. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, nothing but Brighton Rock. And also warming up at The Pleasance & Tristan Bates Theatre in London.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
It’s immediate, fast-paced, hilarious and honest. It’s the perfect Fringe show. A short, sharp shock that sticks with you.

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Accidents Happen to Sasha Ellen sounds great.

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Don’t sleep.

If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
That one where they put all the flavours in a blender and you have to drink it. You’ll enjoy it but you will also throw up at the end.

Rubber Ring runs at Brighton Fringe 8-11 May

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