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BRIGHTON ROCKS: Our Brighton Fringe Picks – 21-22 May

It’s midway weekend at Brighton Fringe. Already the festival has seen over 2,000 performances but there’s still much, much more to come.

It’s the weekend so plenty of opportunities to cram your diaries and see as many shows as you can. Here are five more picks from us on what to see this weekend (21-22 May 2016).

GroomedPatrick Sandford – Groomed

Among the silliness and fun of the festival it is sometimes easy to overlook the shows that have a serious message. Director Partick Sandford’s autobiographical show Groomed is one such show, but one that is proving to be a must-see at this year’s festival. You can read our5* review here.

Confronting the time when Sandford was abused as a ten-year-old, Groomed may not be easy viewing, but the message it gives is a vital one and is delivered perfectly.

21-22 May 20:00 (+15:00 on 21) – Sweet Waterfront

daggers-mackenzie-knives-white-bgDaggers MacKenzie

Midway through any festival we all have the urge to run away and join the circus – well Daggers MacKenzie has done it! Join her on a musical roller coaster ride through ten original songs and knife juggling.

The Reviews Hub can accept no responsibilityif you do decide to run away to the circus or take up knife juggling!

19-22, 24-26 May 20:00 – Sweet St Andrew’s

Thom Jordan - ThornThom Jordan – Thorn

The weekend picks seem to be taking a serious turn, however, Thom Jordan’s solo show Thorn is so engaging it has to be included. Taking inspiration from his own childhood growing up as the son of a minister in Australiait’s a gripping tale.

Our reviewer described the show as ” very special piece of theatre, like you’ve discovered the most beautiful shell in among the pebbles on Brighton beach.” You don’t get many recommendations like that!

21-22 May 16:45 – Sweet Dukebox

1 Woman, A dwarf planet and 2 CoxSamantha Baines – 1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox

After all the serious topics you’ll be in need of some comedy, but we still like an intellectualtheme!Join Samantha Baines as she combines science with comedy and crosses the final frontier.

Expect puns, facts, and gratuitous references to Professor Brian Cox.

21-22 May 17:30 – The Warren

A Little Prince - Brighton FringeThe Amateurs Company – A Little Prince

There’s not many musicals on offer at this year’s Brighton Fringe but musical theatre fans can revel in this one, a contemporary new musical adaptation of Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince.

An aeroplane crashes in the Sahara Desert. As the pilot is worrying over his predicament, he is approached by a little boy who will change his view of the world and life forever.

21-22 May 15:00 – Brighton Open Air Theatre

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