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BRIGHTON FRINGE: 50% Canadian, 100% Crazy. Let’s Laugh – Sweet @ The Welly

Creators: Let's Giraffe Reviewer: Simon Topping Hailing from Canada with a Scottish mother and Irish Canadian father, Michelle Christine is on a mission to grab life by the horn and see what it offers up. Initially starting on a conventional pathway, first at University and then through her attempts to make a life within the energy sector in Canada, Christine ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Antigone Alone – Sweet: Werks 1

Creators: Portrait Productions Reviewer: Simon Topping Antigone Alone, written by Michael McEvoy, starts with the titular character cast into a cave as a punishment for attempting to bury her brother against the express orders of her uncle, King Creon. Antigone's brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, have killed each other in a fight for the Kingdom and while Eteocles has been buried ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: I am not Victoria Wood – Sweet Werks 2

Creator: Julia Knight Reviewer: Simon Topping Maddy North shot to fame by performing as Lancastrian comedy legend Victoria Wood (or VW as Maddy calls her) in a talent show. For several years she has been performing as a tribute up and down the country but now, as her star wains, she is a crisis point. As she auditions for a ...

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Brighton Bites: JAMESY (work-in-progress)

After an amazing response last year we are once again resurrecting 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: Waiting for Gandalf – Sweet Werks 1

Writer: Adrian Marks Reviewer: Simon Topping It is 2003 as the audience join the queue to meet Gandalf for the upcoming signing of the official movie companion to The Two Towers, due to take place the following day.  Front of the line is Kevin Brook, self-confessed fanatic of all things Lord of the Rings, a seemingly unassuming young man in ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Blue Sky Thinking – Sweet Dukebox

Creators: Pop Heart Productions    Reviewer: Simon Topping The venue is decorated in post-it notes, with anti-slogan business-speak like: Orange is NOT the new black and Business-Fart. Among the notes on stage are a single office desk and a couple of chairs. As the show begins we meet Penny, a writer of plays and a creative whirlwind, forced to apply for ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Just Don’t Do it – Sweet Werks 1 

Creators: Beside Ourselves Collective Reviewer: Simon Topping The audience enters Christian camp for girls 1999, greeted by our hosts wearing the camp t-shirts, singing sickly religious songs and readying themselves to present a lecture on sex and Christianity. This is the start of Just Don't Do it! an irreverent and surreal look into the modern Church’s approach to sex, celibacy and female sexual desire. Nat ...

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