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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Establishment: Le Bureau De Strange – Spiegeltent: Bosco

By: Mad Etiquette Reviewer: Simon Topping Two men (Mad Etiquette) in mismatched tweed suits, bowler hats and clutching children’s umbrellas enter the performance space from behind the audience intent on causing mischief. Speaking in an upper class, Terry Thomas style, diction, peppered with gloriously bad language, the boys come into the crowd to ask how they should start the show ...

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Brighton Bites: Bla Bla Land

After an amazing response last year we have once again resurrected our Brighton Bites mini-interviews. These short and snappy Q&As offer an, occasionally witty – often hilarious, insight into the acts strutting, sailing, surfing (insert preferred form of transport here) in to join the line-up of England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. 2018 was a record-breaking year for the Fringe ...

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Phill Jupitus: Achtung/Acting – The Stand 5, Edinburgh

phill jupitus dressed as sea captain and tweed suited

Reviewer: Matthew Farnham Phill Jupitus has spent the last 20 years wowing us with his quick witted banter on TV quiz shows, and this improv-styled question and answer session truly tests his limits. Jupitus demonstrates how quickly and deep his rabbit hole of a mind can turn an innocuous question into a discussion about the obscure. In his return to the Edinburgh ...

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Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Leicester Square Theatre, London

Director: Tamsyn Kelly Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Anybody who has been sober in the presence of drunk friends knows that, far from being the masters of wit they imagine themselves to be, the inebriated rarely make for the most entertaining of people. So the very concept of Shit-Faced Showtime – a musical offshoot of Magnificent Bastard Productions’ long-running Shit-Faced Shakespeare – is a little worrisome. ...

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Notflix – VAULT Festival, The Network Theatre

Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   Of course, you will never see the show that’s being reviewed here. The performers of the Waiting For The Call improv company have created a smashing set up whereby they take a film suggestion from the audience, think for about three seconds about what it means, and then launch into a belting musical rendition of a ...

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The Blind Date Project – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Director: Scott Rodgers Reviewer: Matt Farnham The Blind Date Project is a unique show that sees Anna, played by Bojana Novakovic, meet a new surprise date each night. At this performance that guest was Mary Lynn Rajskub of blockbuster TV shows 24 andIt's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and of course her own Fringe show. From this pointon, both cast members ...

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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel – Underbelly, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Sarah Webster It is a truth universally acknowledged that each year there are hundreds of comedy events at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and 2015 is no exception. While there is plenty of choice, the sheer volume of shows can seem both baffling and daunting to the average theatregoer passing a visit at the world-renowned festival. How can you possibly ...

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