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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Stepdads – The Warren: Theatre Box

Creators: Bright Buoy Productions Reviewer: Simon Topping Steve (Luke Rollason) and Allen (Tom Curzon) are Stepdads and they’ve got the groovy knitwear to prove it. We, the audience, are all their stepchildren for the evening in this fun packed hour, where the dads explain the awesome responsibility of their role, what makes them fit for it and why they are ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Tropez! – The Warren: Theatre Box

Writers: Nathan & Ida Reviewer: Simon Topping In the opening scene, we meet a cat-burglar and a gigolo. Among the glitz and glamour of 1950s French Riviera, both are looking, separately, to pull off the biggest diamond heist in St Tropez’s history. Will one or both succeed? In this hour of engaging and fast-paced comedy the audience will find out ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Unlovable – The Warren: The Burrow

By: Carly Jurman Reviewer: Simon Topping Judith is unloveable, we are told. She’s almost thirty and cannot seem to find a partner who will put up with her teenage like ways. Tonight we are going to help straighten her out and get her ready for a date to make her desirable and possibly catch her a husband. The narrator of ...

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Latitude Festival: Recirquel Contemporary Circus | Paris De Nuit

Reviewer: Kris Hallett The circus has always held an allure. There is a reason that running away to join the circus has always held an allure. Its form has taken many forms over the years, from family entertainment to stunt shows, but at its heart, there is something of the night about it; the forbidden and the illicit sliding side by ...

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Pig Circus – Phoenix, Exeter

Director: Tyler Rainford Producer: Tanya Agarwal Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Presented as part of the ‘Edinburgh Previews’ program at Exeter Phoenix, Pig Circus will be heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a short run at the Greenside venues this August. The debut show from the New Diorama Graduate Emerging Company, Hitchhiker Collective, Pig Circus was shortlisted for a Les ...

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Slava’s Snow Show – Royal Festival Hall, London

one yellow two green clowns with net

Creator: Slava Polunin  Director: Victor Kramer  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Slava Polunin’s brand of melancholic clowning has become a Royal Festival Hall Christmas tradition. Polunin’s Yellow Clown, with fluffy slippers, oversized yellow onesie and a bulbous red nose, could be a Jim Henson Muppet creation come to life. But for those new to the Slava phenomenon, the opening moments of Slava’s ...

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We Are Ian – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Kate Harvey Leave your reservations at the door and indulge in a bit of mindless escapism, We Are Ian leaves room only for a euphoric acid house danceathon that will make Margaret Thatcher turn in her grave. It begins with three young women. They are dressed in white overalls, hair knotted on top of their heads. It appears they ...

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