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Voting closes at midnight in the 2017 Golden Handbag Awards

There is just over 24 hours left to vote in this years Golden Handbag Awards. Voting closes tomorrow night, Monday, May 29 at midnight when the countdown begins to the winners being announced at the Golden Handbag Show on Sunday, June 11 at the Brighton Metropole Hilton starting...
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PREVIEW: Trevor Ashley in Liza’s Back (is broken) @Underbelly Festival

After wowing audiences at London Wonderground in 2016, Trevor Ashley is bringing everyone’s favourite diva back to London this Summer in Liza’s Back! (is broken). His five-star comic tribute to the iconic Liza Minnelli, will play at the Underbelly Festival for 6 performances only...
Posted On 23 May 2017
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BRIGHTON FESTIVAL REVIEW: Meow Meow: Souvenir

I am a huge Meow fan, but this evening made me think about collaborations between superb fringe performers who OWN their venue and audience and take them on a journey into performance on trust and that of a Festival show which is deluged by the weight of its own expectations and...
Posted On 23 May 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin: Hypnotique

This is a curious hybrid of music and education lecture and semi biography of performer Hypnotique who regales us with her personal story about how she came to fall in love with and learn to play the world’s first electronic instrument the Theremin (from 1920s Russia).
Posted On 21 May 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: The Cocktail Pianist 2 @Sweet Waterfront 2

We’ve all sat far away from home in the lounge of some large hotel when the cocktail pianist starts to play. Some notes he gets right, some notes he doesn’t. Some tunes he knows all the way through – others he doesn’t.
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: CIRCUS’SISSION: Bosco Tent

With a rotating cast, each night different fringe artist guests get to showcase their best, weirdest and most hilarious talents, backed up by the incredible acrobatics and comedy of the Head First Acrobats. A little bit raunchy, a little bit weird and a whole lot of fun!
Posted On 15 May 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Fannytasticals @Sweet Dukebox

If you are a man attending this show on your own – beware – for most of its duration you will be quite justifiably the target of sharp, witty and very crude humour from this 6-woman ensemble.
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC @ Warren 2

Day is an energetic and engaging performer; he is charming and fun and clowns with a furious passion, helped along by an ability to contort his plastic features and sinuous lanky frame in many ways at once. His ability to perform to extreme is aided by the well thought out video...
Posted On 09 May 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous @Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco

It's been quite a while since I've failed to connect with a show as deeply as I failed to connect with this one – it might as well have been performed in Lithuanian so little did I appreciate what was happening on stage.
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