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Fringe THEATRE REVIEW: Whatever happened to Baby Jane McDonald? @Caroline of Brunswick

Brian Butler May 31, 2019

Grant McLachlan is a very funny man. Ex-Met police officer turned schoolteacher in Walthamstow, he has lived  a 20-year dream to meet his idol – TV personality and cruise-ship singer Jane McDonald. In a cramped upper room in a Brighton pub, he takes us through the eight steps to celebrating our joint obsession about the Yorkshire singing star.

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Fringe THEATRE REVIEW: The Pride @Brighton Little Theatre

Brian Butler May 31, 2019

Sylvia, an ex-actress turned book illustrator is married to Philip, who has inherited the uninspiring estate agents business that was his father’s. They are living in an icy marriage, where Sylvia reveals she is afraid to be alone with him. Desperately wanting a child and unable to have one, theirs is a semi-loveless relationship.

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Fringe THEATRE REVIEW: Kissing Annie Lennox @The Warren

James Ledward May 30, 2019

“Imagine 1983 – so long ago it’s almost the land of make-believe,” says the 40-something Jo, reminiscing about her 13-year-old self. “IF you arranged to meet a friend, you waited for them to turn up – no texting. It was a brilliant time. No, it was shit.” But Jo (full name Josephine) has an escape route. […]

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Fringe THEATRE REVIEW: Electric @The Caxton Arms

Paul Gustafson May 28, 2019

Whether you’re a seasoned raver, or if like me you’ve never been camping at a music festival, then grab the chance to vicariously experience all the associated pleasure and pain by catching this cracking jewel of a two-handed comedy from Dublin based ILA Productions.

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Fringe REVIEW: Epicene @The Brunswick

Brian Butler May 25, 2019

I had to look up the definition of epicene. It means ‘having the characteristics of either sex’. This is important for the story which singer/songwriter Paul Diello tells us with his wonderful acoustic band and backing singers.

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PREVIEW: Crystalz Tavern @Marlborough Theatre

May 25, 2019

HIDDEN away in the very depths of Kemptown, lies a place of freedom, a place of liberation, a place of fabulously sparkling glitter-clad wonder. And for one week only, you can see it for yourself.

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PREVIEW: Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus sing ABBA @Spielgeltent

James Ledward May 24, 2019

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus have been invited by the Embassy of Sweden to celebrate Brighton as the city that launched ABBA’s global success and raise money for the Rainbow Fund.

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Fringe THEATRE REVIEW: We apologise for the inconvience @The Warren

Brian Butler May 23, 2019

The multi-million best-selling author Douglas Adams has written 3 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books, radio and tv series. But he has reached a crisis – not for the first time – writer’s block.

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Fringe PREVIEW: Mind Your Rhymes by Spit the Ink

Craig Hanlon-Smith May 22, 2019

Local writer and performer Aiden Bex makes his Brighton Fringe debut this bank holiday weekend as part of local initiative ‘The Write Release’ and performance company ‘Spit The Ink’. Following his own experiences living with depression, Aiden took to performing his own writing through spoken word and poetry examining mental health within the LGBT+ communities. 

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