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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 Bites: Stepdads

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 Bites: Luke Rollason’s Infinite Content

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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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Luke Rollason

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Luke Rollason. Luke Rollason's Planet Earth is a low-budget, one-man nature documentary that sees me create series three of David Attenborough's Planet Earth by myself using office supplies and a surreal ...

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Whalebone – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

one woman two men leaning on each other

Writer: Devised by the company Reviewer: Chloe St George Though this might be your first mute-man-in-a-corset-with-a-compact-umbrella of the Fringe so far, his awkward fumblings, trying to please and wondering how to hold himself, are instantly familiar. This is where Whalebone excels: presenting recognisable situations in an original format. As far as originality goes, the words 'narrated by a talking vagina' ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Luke Rollason – Planet Earth III

Young man looking upwards

Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year’s Brighton Fringe. Here, Luke Rollason tells us about his show, Planet Earth III, which will be performing at The Warren.   How ...

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The History Boys – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: James Lorenz Reviewer: Fergus Morgan One wonders whether it is possible not to enjoy a production of The History Boys, so engaging is Alan Bennett’s universally acclaimed tale of academic ambition, sexual insecurities and oh-so-inappropriate student-teacher relationships, which debuted at the National Theatre almost a decade ago. Certainly, the adaptation offered by university students at the ...

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4.48 Psychosis – C Nova, Edinburgh

Directed by Esme Hicks Reviewed by Bobby MacPherson [rating:2] DEM’s production of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis attempts to construct something approaching a linear narrative from the playwright’s enigmatic and famously non-linear swansong. What results is a heroic effort but one that falls quite far short. In an attempt to create a more standard narrative, the passages relating to depression are ...

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