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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Form  – The Warren

Reviewer: Simon Topping A collection of large boxes sit on stage accompanied by a lone desk with a scattering of office supplies and poised performers.  As the music thumps out a beat the movement commences.  The troupe, Jordan Choi with brothers Alex and Tom Manghan proceed together, intertwining as one, to start the piece. It is a funny beginning which ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Gun – The Warren

Creator: Phil Croft Reviewer: Simon Topping Hope Springs is laid out before us; a cactus, some tiny saloon doors and a wide painted American vista, fabulously created by Phil Croft, tell the audience we are in the wild west now, cowboy country. As the lights go up on stage Rosco "Black Jack" Porter, a washed up, rough and tumble outlaw ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Sink – The Warren Theatre Box

Carl James Sink

Writer and performer: Carl James Reviewer: Richard Maguire Carl James can’t stop washing his hands. Carl James can’t stop washing his hands. Carl James has OCD. More performance than theatre, Sink, a short 30-minute show explores what it feels like to have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Utilising word, movement and even sign language, Carl James attempts to relay to the audience his ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Woman Who Shed Her Skin – The Warren Studio 2

Writer: Chloe Hooton Director: Noel MacDuffie Reviewer: Richard Maguire This multi-media play explores one woman’s desire to be true to herself. To be authentic does she need to strip off the trappings of femininity? The Woman Who Shed Her Skin is concerned is with the addiction that some women have to cosmetic products as they strive for the perfection that ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Brawn – The Warren Studio 3

Writer: Christopher Wollaton Director: Richard Weston Reviewer: Richard Maguire This play, Brawn, has the perfect body; it’s lean, clean and cut, ripped and shredded. It also has muscles, plenty of muscles. In fact, sometimes gym-addict Ryan’s muscles are a distraction to the story he’s narrating. Even as the audience files into the space, tight and warm like a makeshift gym in ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Wind in the Willows – The Warren Main House

Box Tale Soup's The Wind In The Willows

Writer: Kenneth Graham Director: Mark Collier Reviewer: Simon Topping Mole comes out of the safety of his beloved home. Tired of spring cleaning he decides to explore. Ending up by the river bank, he meets Ratty (a cultured water vole) and they become firm friends. Ratty shows Mole the joys of the river and their adventures begin. This is the ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: WATCHING, ceci n’est pas de deux – The Warren

Creator: Ester Natzijl Performer: Esmee van Lierre Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's something mesmerising about good puppetry that makes you forget you are watching an artificial creation and in Ester Natzjil's haunting Watching, ceci n'est pas de deux we witness a defining moment in dance, drama and puppetry. Originally performed by Natzijl herself, the piece is now performed by Esmee van ...

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