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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Being Hueman Being – The Warren TheatreBox

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Performer: Luke Nowell Reviewer: Glen Pearce All human life is here, and while Luke Nowell's life is certainly bizarre, it's no less engaging. Mixing mime, clowning, physical theatre and outright surrealism, it's hard to define exactly what Nowell is portraying but it's nevertheless gripping. Glad in a gold morphsuit and fishnet shorts, Nowell cuts a comic figure even before the ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The View From The Mountaintop – The Warren Studio 3

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Writer: Matthew Morrison Reviewer: James Napleton These days there seems to be no end to the ongoing political scandal, and it’s no different with Matt Morrison’s dark satire. By taking a look inside the insular bubble of the political world, this company examines the conflict between the ethics of the political class and everybody else. Concluding that underneath the political ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Nick Hall: Spencer – The Warren Studio 3

Writer and Performer: Nick Hall Reviewer: Glen Pearce We're all footnotes in history, but what about if history has forgotten you. That's the fate of Spencer Percival. While Lincoln and Kennedy have large volumes dedicated to their assignations, Percival's dubious claim to fame, the only sitting British prime minister to be assassinated, have been largely overlooked. It's an oversight comedian, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Dracula – The Warren Main House

Reviewer: Simon Topping Bram Stoker’s tale of the mesmeric Count, with blood on his mind, is a well-trodden theatrical path. There are many dramatic and comedic retellings to live up (as well as down) to; the film Dracula: Dead and Loving it suddenly springs to mind. So, it is with a sense of expectant hush, this reviewer waits to see what ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Mary And Me – The Warren Studio 2

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Writer: Irene Kelleher Director: Belinda Wild Reviewer: Glen Pearce Fringe offerings frequently tend to verge on the side of comedy and so it is refreshing to see Wild Productions tackle a much more serious offering, with their showing of Mary And Me. Inspired by real events in rural Ireland in the 1980s, when a 15-year-old girl died after giving birth ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Odjo: King of the Ocean – Sweet Waterfront 2

Written by: Ed Summers Reviewer: Simon Topping Odjo, a man raised by elephants, until the circus is shut down, roams the waves having fallen asleep in a small fishing boat that came loose from its moorings some time ago. A journalist, asked to write an exploitative article about this simple man of the sea, decides to go against his editor's ...

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – The Assembly Rooms, Dedham

Writer: David Greig Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Paul Couch Suffolk-based rural touring company Eastern Angles may have cast its creative net a little wider for The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, set firmly in a Scottish Borders winter, but that shouldn’t detract from what a fascinating and inventive show this is. A cast of four, Simon Donaldson, Robin Hemmings, Hannah ...

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