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Brighton Fringe

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.

The Reviews Hub is proud to sponsor the Literature & Spoken word section of Brighton Fringe 2017.

For more information visit www.brightonfringe.org

BRIGHTON FRINGE: Do the Thing: The Two Man Made-Up Musical – The Warren: Theatre Box

Creators: Simon Plotkin, Tim Meredith and Calum Anderson Reviewer: Simon Topping Speeding onto the stage dressed all in black, like a hirsute Johnny Cash tribute, come the cheery improv comedy duo, Do the Thing (Simon Plotkin and Tim Meredith)accompanied by their mysterious musical friend (Calum Anderson), who does not speak but wields an acoustic guitar, ready to play. After some light crowd banter ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Margo and Mr Whatsit – The Warren: The Hat

Creators: PaddleBoat Theatre Reviewer: Simon Topping As we enter the venue Sophia (Katy Dash) greets us to solemnly explain that Mr Whatsit (Michael Smith) is dead, pointing to the bearded mischief-maker that lays flat on the beautifully crafted cabin bed in front of us.  However Mr Whatsit (Sophia’s inseparable imaginary friend) does not easily comply to this bequest, sitting up ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Arr We There Yet? – Spiegeltent: Bosco

Creators: Head First Acrobats Reviewer: Simon Topping Bounding on to stage comes the captain and his two merry shipmates, both of whom feel they have a claim to be the ship’s head man. Arguing, scuffling and high-quality clowning opens what is to be 45-minutes of beguiling and wowing entertainment; leaving kids and adults alike in fits of laughter and amazed. ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Don’t Worry Be Yoncé (XS edition)

Back once again by popular demand for 2018, our Brighton Bites Q&As offer an, occasionally witty - often hilarious, insight into the acts donning their flip-flops and shades (or high-heels and lippy) to join the line-up of England's largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. With 2017 boasting almost 1000 events across 160+ venues and 2018 promising more than 300+ free events ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers

Back once again by popular demand for 2018, our Brighton Bites Q&As offer an, occasionally witty - often hilarious, insight into the acts donning their flip-flops and shades (or high-heels and lippy) to join the line-up of England's largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. With 2017 boasting almost 1000 events across 160+ venues and 2018 promising more than 300+ free events ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Bus Boy – The Warren: Blockhouse

Writer: Izzy McDonald  Director: Geordie Crawley Reviewer: Simon Topping In the middle of the stage sits a young man on a bike, he is looking for the mainland tourists arriving at his home, Rottnest Island. He wants to drive a bus; he has memorised all the routes (he doesn’t like to rely on google maps) and at the forefront of ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Notorious Women of Brighton – Guided Walking Tour

Guide: Louise Peskett Reviewer: Simon Topping It is a warm day and the sun is shining as we meet in Brighton’s St Nicholas’ churchyard for a ninety minute guided walk of the Notorious Women of Brighton. Promising to be a lovely gentle stroll, in a group of approximately 15-20, we start in with a thirst for knowledge of these untold ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Cissie and Ada – The Old Courtroom

Creators: OCR Productions Reviewer: Simon Topping Cissie and Ada, the immortal comic characters created by the late great Les Dawson, aided by the wonderfully talented Roy Barraclough and sparklingly written by Terry Ravenscroft, were firm favourites of British television in the 1970s and 80s. Tonight drag artistes Linda Bacardi and Stephanie Von Clitz promise to bring those characters to life once ...

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