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Brighton Fringe is England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. Taking place every May across Brighton and Hove, the open access festival sees over 900 events take place in over 170 venues.

Alongside the productions, Brighton Fringe offers a range of professional development workshops, mentoring and bursaries.

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For more information visit www.brightonfringe.org

BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Performance – The Warren: Studio 3

Writer and Performer: Iain Gibbons Reviewer: Paul Couch As we enter The Warren’s Studio 3, we’re greeted by an usher, played by Iain Gibbons. We settle back into our seats to await The Performance through the medium of interpretive dance by the world-famous Jacques-Baptiste Weckbach (played by Iain Gibbons). Fortunately, the show is delayed slightly, which allows a latecomer to ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Enter the Dragons – Exeter Street Hall

Enter The Dragons

Writer and Performers: Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards Director: Toby Park and Will Kerley Reviewer: Sophie Huggins With impressive credits such as Phillippe Gaulier, Peepolykus and Trestle attached to the two performers names, a sense of anticipation arises in the hope of physical engagement, anarchic comedy and clown storytelling, to which both Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards not only deliver ...

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Brighton Fringe: Huldebiet: A Dramatic Concert – Brighton Spiegeltent

Huldebiet: A Dramatic Concert

Writers and Performers: 7090 and Bert Hana Reviewer: James Napleton A trip to the world of Huldebiet is like travelling to a new world somewhere between a childlike fantasy theatre and a birthday party infused with Lynchian absurdity. The performance is wonderful and strange, bizarre and satisfying, a shambling performance driven not by any discernable narrative but by the need ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Writer: Sarah Sigil Director: Jessica Beck Reviewer: Paul Couch While Lady Pamela More may be a fictional construct, the events during World War 2 that frame her story were very real. Lady Pamela is a Times fashionista whose weekly columns rarely stray from the territory of hemlines and hats, couture and camiknickers. However, amid the abdication crisis in 1936, it’s spotted ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Kate Smurthwaite: Smurthwaite on Masculinity – The Warren Theatre Box

Smurthwaite on Masculinity

Reviewer: Simon Topping Sorry, we are told. Kate Smurthwaite cannot be with us tonight but we can bring you a comic from an underrepresented minority group in stand-up comedy; a white, well-off, middle-class man called Milo Standards. Standards (Smurthwaite’s alter-ego) enters the room, brimming with confidence and disdain. He is an over privileged, ex-public school boy and misogynist. The audience ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Not The Horse – Brighton Youth Centre

Not The Horse

Writer: Mike Dickinson Director: Mike Dickinson Reviewer: Sophie Huggins The classic crime comedy usually involves the essential elements of bumbling fools, incompetent leaders and a sticky situation that needs untangling. In this brilliantly farcical show, Not The Horse, performed by Naughty Corner Productions, one key ingredient is added – horses, which allows the story to climb into the corners of ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Candid – Sweet Waterfront 2

Wildkind Theatre's Candid

Devisors and performers: Faye Butler and Sophie Huggins Composer: Joseph Payne Dramaturg: Patrick Riley Reviewer: Glen Pearce A post-apocalyptic life has often proved a rich feeding ground for theatre creatives, and it proves so for Wildkind Theatre's Candid. Fusing physical theatre, movement, sound loops and a verbatim theatre feel, Candid follows a non-linear story arc but within its simplicity and ...

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