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, A&E Comedy tell us about their show Witch Hunt which they’ll be performing at The Warren: The Blockhouse.
Describe your show in one sentence?
A surreal, darkly hilarious brouhaha.
Why Brighton Fringe?
It’s our home turf and we love it! Excited to be back after winning the Bobby at Brighton 2017.
How did the show get to where it is today?
Following on from our first show Enter The Dragons – a quest to explode the myths around ageing – we are now conjuring up coven-ready weird sisters to brew a cautionary tale for our time.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
We can guarantee that there won’t be another show that includes Vegas witchcraft, The Crucible performed by Pan’s People and Futuristic Sex Robots.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
Bryony Kimmings’ I’m a Phoenix, bitch and Garry Starr Conquers Troy.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
Bring your best work, be kind to yourself and other performers, eat a vegetable.
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.
Abigail does Qi Gong sword, wild water swimming and plays the musical saw. Emma doesn’t.
Witch Hunt runs at Brighton Fringe on 21, 22 & 23 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed