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A weekend at the Brighton festivals

Saturday, 11 May 2013


Last weekend, I was in Brighton for the start of their festival season. Running over the course of three weeks, the festivals span most of the venues in the city, taking over the cool seaside town with a mixture of theatre, music, comedy and madness.

The main Brighton Festival pulls in the big names, with exclusive performances and premieres from around the world. The Brighton Fringe is home to the kind of quirky shows like Shit Faced Shakespeare (which I'll review tomorrow)

The festivals run side by side, hand in hand, with only a hint of competition. It can be hard to differentiate between the two (which I would never admit to either party) but what it basically means is that Brighton is a haven for good times in May.

A brief recap of the shows I saw...

La Clique - A cabaret for the insane. And I say that with a heart full of affection.

Buzzcut at Supper Club - A supper club for the very insane. And I say that with a heart full of affection.

Chapel Street - A two person play which is, potentially, the best play I have ever seen. And I say that as a person who has seen Avenue Q (I may not be a theatre aficionado)

Shit Faced Shakespeare - One Shakespeare play. Six actors. One of them? Is shit faced.

I also got absolutely giddy with excitement at the Hove Foodies Festival. Giddy.

I'll be reviewing all of these shows over the next few days, so keep an eye out for posts from someone who is the furthest from a theatre critic anyone could be.

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