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Brighton Bites: Vulvarine: A New Musical

After an amazing response last year we have once again resurrected our Brighton Bites mini-interviews. These short and snappy Q&As offer an, occasionally witty – often hilarious, insight into the acts strutting, sailing, surfing (insert preferred form of transport here) in to join the line-up of England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. 2018 was a record-breaking year for the Fringe with over 575,000 people attending the festival; and with 2019 promising to be more inclusive than ever, our Bites aim to give you a taste of what’s in store across the 4,500+ events and performances that are on offer.

Next up, Fat Rascal Theatre tell us about their show Vulvarine: A New Musical which they’ll be performing at Komedia.

Describe your show in one sentence?
Legally Blonde meets Spiderman in a hilarious, sell-out, feminist superhero musical.

Why Brighton Fringe?
Any excuse to ride the log flume, am I right? We love coming back to Brighton. It’s such a beautiful city with a wonderful spirit, amazing audiences and a great chance to catch some fantastic fringe theatre before Edinburgh.

How did the show get to where it is today?
Following our run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 we’ve headed out on a UK tour this year, Brighton is one of our stops! The stars aligned, we were blessed with a super talented cast and crew and Dr Martens put their glittery purple boots into the sale.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
We like to think we take all the best bits of a comedy show and all the best bits of political theatre and mix them up to create something funny, thought-provoking, entertaining, empowering and jolly good fun. We also have a hell of a lot of lycra, a talking cat and some banging tunes.

What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
Ladylikes: Top Secret House Party. Super funny pair taking on their debut show. G’wan gals!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
Always take spare pants, you really never know.

With the theme of this year’s festival being ‘DARE to Discover’, we’d like you to tell us a TRUTH – something about you or the show that fans may not know.
I know it’s hard to believe but we do all our own stunts.

Vulvarine: A New Musical runs at Brighton Fringe from 27-29 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org

Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed

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