Brighton Fringe

PREVIEW: ‘Still ticking!’ by Nigel Osner at The Actors, Brighton (Brighton Fringe)

Graham Robson March 8, 2023

In January 2021 Nigel Osner nearly died when a routine operation went seriously wrong, leading to open heart surgery and a damaged lung. After four days in an induced coma, he had to learn to walk again. He needed further surgery in late 2021 before really improving. In January 2022 he was able to create an eclectic new show. No mystery why it is called Still ticking!.

In his fourth appearance in the Brighton Fringe, Nigel examines 25 years of writing and performing. He illustrates his story with his original lyrics and monologues by characters including a jaded rock star, a man who hates being labelled, a woman who has given up men, a fangless vampire, an owl – and even Death themselves (well Death is non-binary!). Melodies are by various composers, sometimes even by Nigel. The show aims to amuse but certainly has some bitter sweet moments.

Still ticking! will be at The Actors – Back Bar, 4 Prince’s St, Brighton, BN2 1RD on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 at 6pm.

For tickets, CLICK HERE