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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Joanna Neary: Wife on Earth: with Dyball and Kerr – Komedia Studio

Reviewer: Simon Topping The first half of the evening kicks off with an address from Joanna Neary’s repressed housewife alter ego, Celia. Modelled on actress Celia Johnson's character in Brief Encounter, Neary captures the clipped modulated voice and subjugated manner of a put-upon spouse incredibly well. There is a sprinkling of Alan Bennett-style tragedy, as the audience learns from Celia’s ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Honey’s Happening – Komedia Studio

Writer: Fiona Coffey Cabaret Reviewer: Simon Topping It’s 1969 and the audience have all been invited to Honey’s Happening. It’s a chance to meet and converse with all types of people, to play some suburban, mid-twentieth century, party games and ultimately a place to come together and make the world a better place. Greeted by our effusive and enthusiastic host ...

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Simon Evans: Genius – Komedia, Brighton  

Writer/Performer: Simon Evans Reviewer: Simon Topping With Victorian sideburns and a tweed jacket, Simon Evans enters stage embodying his eccentric ideals. Evans is in transition from middle to old age and railing against the dumbing down of society; it is a position which he feels duty bound to adopt in a thought-provoking friendly, yet unapologetically curmudgeonly way.   Playing to a ...

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The Holy Vible Book Tour – Komedia, Brighton

Writer/Performer: Elis James and John Robins Reviewer: Simon Topping Triumphantly stomping onto the stage to Queen's Don't Stop me now, Elis James and John Robins greet the crowd with a fist pump to the air. Almost immediately Robins falters, he has eaten five vegan meals today and has just awoken from a short nap. He apologies if this gig is ...

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Laura Lexx – Trying:  Komedia, Brighton

Reviewer: Simon Topping Laura Lexx bounces on to the stage in the joyful knowledge of being on "home turf". The Brighton audience quickly warms to this likeable and funny performer as she begins to set out her stall and make us giggle in the process. Lexx starts with memories from her childhood in the early 1990s. Days camping with her ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Elf Lyons – Swan, Brighton Komedia

Creator: Elf Lyons Reviewer: Simon Topping Elf Lyons’ show Swan is too good to miss. Entering the stage in a parrot costume, bought from eBay for too much money, along with several other ill-advised purchases and speaking Franglish like a combination of Officer Crabtree from Allo Allo, with a pinch of Stanley Unwin, Lyons is already delighting the crowd. The night, we ...

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