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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 Bites: Scream Phone

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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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Mitch Benn: Doing it on Purpose – Komedia Studio

Reviewer: Simon Topping Mitch Benn is on the horns of a dilemma. For him satire is experiencing both the best of times and the worst of times; there is so much fodder for him to craft his comedy from, he explains, but sadly most of it is so bloody depressing at the moment. When you’re a comedian this is indeed ...

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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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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist – Komedia Studio

By: Paul Mayhew-Archer Reviewer: Simon Topping Paul Mayhew-Archer, writer on much-loved shows such as the Vicar of Dibley and Mrs Brown’s Boys to name but two, presents to us his first live show. Having been diagnosed with Parkinson's eight years ago Mayhew-Archer’s life has irreversibly changed, but thankfully this does not stop him from seeing the lighter side of life ...

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Brighton Bites: MY FINEST HOUR/ GODDESS

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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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Die, Die, Die, Old People Die – Komedia Studio

Man sitting at table with head thrown back

Writers:  David Woods and Jon Haynes Reviewer: Simon Topping Looking like characters from the French animation Belleville Rendezvous, two old men and one old woman populate a sparse stage consisting of a table and a couple of chairs.  As the characters begin to shuffle around the space, mainly in silence, the audience can already sense that Die, Die, Die, Old ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Scott Gibson: Life After Death – Komedia Studio

Bald man with beard looking angry

Reviewer: Simon Topping Scott Gibson schleps on to the stage. He is a big, bearded, bear of a man, from Glasgow. Friendly and foulmouthed, Gibson quickly endears himself to the crowd. On his first trip to Brighton, he is surprised at the politeness of our homeless people and how anyone can afford to live here anyway. Winner of the Edinburgh ...

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