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BRIGHTON ROCKS: Our Brighton Fringe Picks – 9-13 May

The sun has been shining down on Brighton Fringe for opening weekend, and following an explosive opening, courtesty of fireworks from the roof of St Peters, crowds have been enjoying the feast of events on offer for the first weekend of Brighton Fringe 2016.

Though the weekend has drawn to a close, the Fringe party continues and below are our five tips of shows to catch in Week One (Monday 9 – Friday 13 May 2016)

Rebecca Crookshank

Rebecca Crookshank – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

While many shows come to Brighton for their first performance, Rebecca Crookshank’s autobiographical play Whiskey Tango Foxtrot arrives at Sweet Dukebox laden with awards and 5* reviews.

Telling the story of Crookshank’s own experiences in the RAF, this heart-warming tale of courage and survival comes to Brighton as part of its first ever national tour and must be the only show in the Fringe this year to carry the warning ‘Contains Penguins’

9-15 May 18:00 – Sweet Dukebox

Golden Age Theatre CompanyGolden Age Theatre Company – Boy Stroke Girl

Can you fall in love with someone if you don’t know their gender? That’s the intriguing question posed in Ian Dixon Potter’s play for Golden Age Theatre Company. When Peter falls for the sexually ambiguous ‘Blue’ his friends and family face many questions.

This powerful new play prompts the audience to think about social conformity and identity and the stereotypes and labels society places upon us.

13-15 May 14:45 16-17 May 20:45 – The Warren: Studio 2

Confessions Of A Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl
Rebecca Perry – Confessions Of A Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl

If there hasn’t been any research done to measure how much coffee is drunk (alongside the beer!) at a Fringe Festival, there should be. We’ve all been there, waiting in line for our Triple Venti frothy coffee as the staff smile and try their best to get the name of the customer right on the cup.

Rebecca Perry’s show offers an insight into what really goes on behind the counter with the promise of jazzy tunes, co-worker showdowns, life lessons, and maybe even a little bit of romance!

11-15 May18:30,16, 18-20 May17:00, 21-22 May 15:15 – Sweet Waterfront


Get out your flags and scorecards – its Eurovision Week, and were better to celebrate (if you haven’t a ticket to Stockholm) than in Brighton, home of Abba’s iconic Waterloo win? And to mark the occasion join Eurovision hopeful XANTHONY and his backing singers, The Penny Slots, as they make another bid for Eurovision stardom.

Forget Sweden, this is your chance to witness Eurovision history in the making! Please note: Katie Boyle willnot be appearing!

9 -12 May 22:00 The Warren:Main House

Peter Antoniou Happy MediumPeter Antoniou – Happy Medium

Fringe Festivals are nothing, if not educational. Who knew thatComedium was the term for a Comedy Medium? Its worth remembering if you head along to Peter Antoniou’s show Happy Medium as well being an award-winning ‘psychic’ he’s also a comedian!

Just be careful if you ask him to peer into your mind – you may be surprised by what he finds!

5-12 May 20:00 – Sweet Waterfront

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