Tag Archives: Brighton Fringe 2016

Monski Mouse - Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse: Baby Disco Dance Hall

June 1st, 2016 by

There aren’t many events for you in Brighton Fringe if your child is under three. I know, I looked, hoping to share bit of the cultural feast taking over the city with my one-year-old son. There are however two ‘baby discos’ – different venues, different price points, different musical aesthetic (one assumes). The retro styling […]

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The Wardrobe Ensemble - 1972 The Future of Sex

The Wardrobe Ensemble: 1972: The Future of Sex

June 1st, 2016 by

At my girls’ grammar school, the English class of ’72 found DH Lawrence’s descriptions of ‘fecund loins’ and ‘butting haunches’ both hysterically funny and utterly disgusting. For Penny, a college student in The Wardrobe Ensemble’s hugely enjoyable show, Lady Chatterley is a role model, an emancipated woman who ‘wants it as much as he does.’ […]

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Karen Sherrard - A Fete Worse than Death

Karen Sherrard: A Fête Worse Than Death

May 29th, 2016 by

A Fête Worse Than Death transports us from sunny seaside Brighton to the annual summer fete in a soggy Welsh village, where proceedings are managed by the formidable village matriarch and there is a special guest appearance from Charlie Dimmock-alike celebrity gardener Esmé de Flange. The fourth wall is nowhere to be seen, and each […]

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Catherine Ireton - Leaving Home Party

Catherine Ireton & Farnham Maltings: Leaving Home Party

May 26th, 2016 by

Brighton Festival and the HOUSE Festival of visual arts are both themed around ideas of home and place this year, and Catherine Ireton extends the theme to the Brighton Fringe, in a pleasing convergence of festival activity. Leaving Home Party is a song cycle that explores what it’s like to leave your verdant, comfortable but […]

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Old Saw - Meadow

Old Saw: Meadow

May 24th, 2016 by

Packed into the Warren’s smallest studio are signs of organic life. A tree’s branches reach up toward the rig and from the floor wild grasses are sprouting. It’s a relief to enter this world as we pile in from the busy playground of the Warren’s ambitious, astroturfed Edinburgh-style courtyard. The carefully crafted set whose materials […]

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