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What happened at The Great Escape New Music Festival – Day Two 18.5.18

Here we go, Day 2 of Europe’s biggest new music event – The Great Escape. The Brighton & Hove Music Team brings you a further 10 concert reports from this fab second days proceedings, so sit back and enjoy… COSMIC STRIP (England) – Jubilee Square 1:00 – 1:30 We...

What happened at The Great Escape New Music Festival – Day One 17.5.18

So here we go, Day 1 of Europe’s biggest new music event – The Great Escape. The Brighton & Hove Music Team brings you no less than 16 concert reports from this fab opening day, so sit back and enjoy… Æ MAK (Republic of Ireland) – Bau Wow 12:15 –...

Brighton Fringe Review: About a Revolution

About a Revolution – Windmill Young Actors. The Warren, 17 May. These bright young actors took on a challenging topic with verve and aplomb as they embarked on a revolutionary tour of 1917, 2017, and everything in between. The sincerity of anger at a political climate in...
Posted On 22 May 2018 at 4:26 pm

KidTalk – Fringe Review: About a Revolution*****

About A Revolution, Windmill Young Actors. The Warren, 17 May. The show created an immersive experience with the placing of the actors making you really feel part of the show. It portrays a stunning account of revolutions throughout history, for example, the Russian revolution...
Posted On 22 May 2018 at 4:24 pm

Brighton Fringe Review – Tales

Tales, BAIT. Sweet Dukebox The blandly ambiguous title of this piece of devised theatre from new company BAIT gave no clue as to what to expect. On entering the tiny theatre space we are greeted by the two performers, smiling and nodding, at once friendly and wincingly fake. The...
Posted On 22 May 2018 at 4:18 pm

Strange and beautiful experience to be had at The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety

https://brightonfestival.org/event/13557/the_string_quartets_guide_to_sex_and_anxiety/ A ground-breaking fusion of theatre and classical music awaits at Brighton Festival’s flag-ship show this week. Sex, anxiety and music have been central to Calixto Bieito’s career...
Posted On 22 May 2018 at 1:09 pm

The Great Escape – Beach Launch Party

We suspect that (almost) everyone would have overlooked reporting on the bands performing at the delegates Beach Launch Party prior to the commencement of the official Great Escape. So we are in part aiming to address that imbalance. We hot-footed it from the Rialto, near the...

Brighton Fringe Review – 1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom *****

1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom: Samantha Baines c/o Hannah Layton Management; The Blockhouse, The Warren, 20th May This was a one-woman show which promised to explore the multitudinous lost women of science by actor, writer and TV performer Samantha Baines. I’d not heard...
Posted On 21 May 2018 at 2:42 pm

Brighton Fringe Review – Circus’Sission – Those That Made the Cut****

Circus-Sission. The Show that Made the Cut. 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th May and 1st, 2nd June 2018. Brighton Spiegeltent-Bosco. A great smack in the face of circus diversity! Hosted by Ozzie’s Head First acrobats, in all their sexuality-fluid glory, with their own Game of...
Posted On 21 May 2018 at 2:36 pm

Brighton Fringe Review – Cabaret Boheme

Cabaret Boheme: Cinematic Spectacular By Veronica Blacklace. Spiegeltent, May 18th. This show certainly puts the tits in titillation. The opening gambit from compere, performer and singer was ‘There’s going to be a lot of vaginas out’! So, with a bang, Veronica Blacklace (an...
Posted On 21 May 2018 at 2:30 pm