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REVIEW: Buddy The Buddy Holly Story @Theatre Royal

In just 18 short months between 1957 and 1959 Buddy Holly changed the face of modern music, producing in the process a treasure trove of rock and roll classics that have...
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Arr’ we there yet? Head First Acrobats

If you’ve ever seen them then you know what they do, and they’ve adapted their impressive skills to suit both adult evening shows and this fun kids show. Swashbuckling...
Posted On 05 Jun 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: La Voix @Brighton Spiegeltent

With new ventures taking La V out there, in the arts festival circuit this was a new move, with some seriously tongue in cheek acknowledgments of the (same) old material. The...
Posted On 02 Jun 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Guilty of Love @St Mary’s Church

Books, plays and films about the life and death of the brilliant code-breaker Alan Turing are many and varied. This is the second musical on his life which I have seen in...
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Gypsy Queen @The Marlborough Theatre

Hope Theatre Company’s latest production of Gypsy Queen isn’t a bad play; it’s everything you would expect to see in a gay play: repressed sexuality, conflicting masculinity,...
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: The Starship Osiris @Komedia Studio

George Vere's hour-long confection is a riotous piece of grade-Z science fiction in which a rather bijou starship has to battle cheaply made monsters, a demoralised cast,...
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Agent of Influence

In this Dick Barton style cheap spy thriller monologue Rebecca Dunn as Times newspaper fashion and gossip columnist Lady Pamela, conjures up a world of high society, smart...
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BRIGHTON FESTIVAL REVIEW: Monteverdi: Les Talens Lyriques

The master of Baroque music performance, harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset, and his extraordinary ensemble Les Talens Lyrique brought their rare powers of...
Posted On 24 May 2017
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BRIGHTON FESTIVAL REVIEW: Kneehigh : Tristan & Yseult

Kneehigh always get it just right, flavoursome reinvention of tradition and their blend of comedy, music, physical chorography, dance and top notch performers bring a superb...
Posted On 24 May 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Benny Hill’s @Broadway Lounge

Benny Hill’s is a dreadful little drag bar in Spain that’s dying on its feet. Allan – or Allan Benjamin Hill to use his full name – aka Fanny – has hit hard times, when his...
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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...
Posted On 23 May 2017
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BRIGHTON FESTIVAL REVIEW: m¡longa: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

To say the dancers were superb is an understatement and some of due and trio dances were astonishing; virtuoso performances of agility, technique and pure scalding sensuality,...
Posted On 22 May 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: The Late Show: The Warren

This is a slightly soiled laid back bear pit of a show with a cuddly chubby grubby panda host Joe Foster, who did as little as he possibly could to keep the atmosphere up and...
Posted On 22 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...
Posted On 21 May 2017
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