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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Garry Starr Performs Everything – The Warren: Burrow

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Creator: Damien Warren-Smith Reviewer: Simon Topping As the impressively filmic announcer welcomes Garry Starr to the stage, the performer bundles on to proclaim theatre is dead. The disgruntled ex-Shakespearean actor is here to save the dying art form by performing all the genres of theatre for us and reignite our flame of joy for the stage, which he says has almost ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Bummer and Lazarus – The Warren: Theatre Box

Creators: Big Egg Theatre Reviewer: Simon Topping One of the more unusual stories based on truth in this year’s Fringe is of Bummer and Lazarus, a tale of two dogs; revered rat-catching dogs of  San Francisco in the 1860’s. As the play begins the dogs appear trapped in a room from which there is no escape. Choosing to use minimal props and human ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Baba Brinkman, Darwinizm – The Warren: Blockhouse

Creator: Baba Brinkman Reviewer: Simon Topping Windswept and just off the plane from Nice; Baba Brinkman is back at the Fringe. His new show, specifically written for Brighton this year, is Darwinizm: combining comedy, science and hip-hop to reveal the hidden forces that shape us, from DNA to digital memes A rap about operant conditioning and evolution starts the action as ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Your Bard – The Rialto Theatre

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Creators: Nicholas Collett Productions Reviewer: Simon Topping It has been proffered that William Shakespeare could not have possibly written all those marvellous plays himself. Surely not an unassuming lad from Warwickshire, how could he have written some of the most immortal lines ever to be spoken on stage? Tonight Shakespeare (fabulously played by Nicholas Collett) begs to differ and takes ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: About A Revolution – The Warren: The Hat

Creators: Windmill Young Actors Writer: Joe Gill  Director: Tanushka Marah  Reviewer: Simon Topping A red flag waves and the raised fist of communist solidarity greets the audience as About A Revolution begins. This, the latest offering from the award-winning Windmill Young Actors, is a weighty exploration into the themes of inequality and social change as seen through the eyes of teenagers in ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Last Night at the Circus – The Warren: Theatre Box 

Creator: Jane Postlethwaite Reviewer: Simon Topping As Last Night of the Circus begins the audience are treated to some fabulous images of vintage circus performers, leading us to wonder what the enigmatic title of the show could mean we are about to witness. Just as this thought passes through the mind Jane Postlethwaite happily appears spotlit on stage, bedecked in ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Waiting for Gandalf – Sweet Werks 1

Writer: Adrian Marks Reviewer: Simon Topping It is 2003 as the audience join the queue to meet Gandalf for the upcoming signing of the official movie companion to The Two Towers, due to take place the following day.  Front of the line is Kevin Brook, self-confessed fanatic of all things Lord of the Rings, a seemingly unassuming young man in ...

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