Brighton Fringe 2018: Our Pick Of Theatre Highlights

Brighton Fringe 2018

Faced with a bumper 160-page brochure and a packed What’s On section online, we provide our selection of some of the theatre highlights of this year’s Brighton Fringe. Running from May 4 to June 3, this year’s festival features over 4,000 performances across 155 venues, from local theatre companies and touring shows to new writing and old favourites, plus a selection of work coming out of Amsterdam Fringe. After This intriguing concept features one short play that is performed twice – by a mother, played by Syreeta Kumar, with her daughter, and by a father, played by Tom Dussek, with his son. Written by Craig Jordan-Baker, the two performances have been developed separately by directors Dodger Phillips and Rikki Tarascas. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where history is lost, it explores what we pass on to our children, whether they want it or not. Rialto Theatre 10, 11, 12 May … Read more

Brighton Fringe announces 2017 award winners

Brighton Fringe Winners 2017

The stand-out shows and performers from this year’s Brighton Fringe have been announced in the festival’s annual awards. Among the 24 awards presented, winners included The Brighton Little Theatre Company’s production of musical Urinetown (pictured), Ditto Theatre Company’s Ingo’s War, Broken Silence Theatre’s Bug Camp by Paul Macauley and Windmill Young Actors’ production of Steven Berkoff’s Agamemnon. Children’s show The Tale of the Cockatrice by Mumblecrust Theatre scooped two awards – Voice’s Best Newcomer to Brighton Fringe and the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF): Best of Brighton Fringe Children and Family Show. Other winners include Cinebra: A History of Horror, which won £2,500 to tour to an international Fringe festival as part of the Pebble Trust International Touring Award. Teatro Pomodoro also won the opportunity to tour abroad. The company, which was part of the Brighton Fringe Window programme for exceptional new work, has been selected to tour to two Fringes in the “Nordic network” of Bergen, Gothenburg, Reykjavik and … Read more