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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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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Spark Factory: How to Make Me Happy – Sweet Werks 1

Creators: Hatch it Theatre  Part of: The Spark Factory Programmed events. Reviewer: Simon Topping Stuck before us, dressed in smiley t-shirts, trapped in spotlights and unable to speak, three odd characters look at us expectantly. Unable to break free from their invisible bonds they need the crowds help to escape or at the very least to move a little so ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Forecast – Sweet Venues St Andrews Church

Three women in white dresses and on stilts. One soldier

Director: Ben Samuels Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Inspired by George Saunders’ short story The Semplica Girls Diaries and developed in collaboration with Olivier Award-winning writer Bola Agbaje, Limbik’s The Forecast is all kinds of brilliant. One of the 10 selected shows for WINDOW 2017, Brighton Fringe’s arts industry showcase for high-quality new work. Set in a dystopian future, we see four ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Gavin Lind – Mediocre as F*&k

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, tells us about his show, Mediocre as F*&k, which he'll be performing at Sweet Waterfront. How would you describe ...

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