Tag Archives: Brighton Fringe 2016

Lucy Hopkins: Surprise Event

June 13th, 2016 by

Lucy Hopkins, last seen at Brighton Fringe provocatively swirling her red scarf in Le Foulard, wants to surprise her audience and herself. She is using her three shows in the Bosco to work out how and all are different. The performance that I see, on a blustery Sunday afternoon, has an audience small in number […]

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Sort Of Theatre - Buttons

Sort of Theatre: Buttons & Beardog: Do You Mind?

June 10th, 2016 by

Puppeteer Joni-Rae Carrack presents two shows, in rep on alternating days, at the Warren’s Brighton Fringe venue. At the heart of Buttons, the first show by emerging puppetry company Sort of Theatre, is a very powerful puppetry metaphor. Buttons, snipped from the clothes of Jewish people as part of the complete stripping of their resources […]

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Monkeydog - Something Rotten

Monkeydog: Something Rotten

June 7th, 2016 by

Robert Cohen has ploughed a lonely, yet finely turned, furrow in solo character comedies in the past few years, taking on communist-turned-informer in The Trials of Harvey Matusow or maligned (or was it malignant?) traffic warden in High Vis. This production has another misunderstood antihero at its heart: fratricidal usurper Claudius, whose actions (in)famously trigger […]

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George Orange: How I Almost Became the First Lady of the USA

June 4th, 2016 by

‘This is a true story. In the early 90s in Chicago, I fell in love with a man who was running for president – in a dress.’ George Orange’s entertaining and engaging autobiographical show starts with an entrance from the rear – ooh missus – as our George slides quietly into the auditorium and then […]

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Mamoru Iriguchi - 4D Cinema - Photo by Maria Andrews

Mamoru Iriguchi: 4D Cinema

June 1st, 2016 by

This is a refreshingly accessible live art work that is by turns amusing, intriguing, and oddly moving. It is constructed in two halves, with the quirky charm of the first setting up a quite ingenious formal / conceptual twist that delivers us back to the starting point in a highly satisfying way. The solo performer, Iriguchi, […]

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