4 MAY - 3 JUNE 2018

Countdown to Brighton Fringe: Theatre

Guest Writer Rachelle Foster

With such an abundance of great shows on at this year’s Brighton Fringe it can be a little intimidating flicking through the pages of the brochure, or scrolling the ‘What’s On’ section of the website, so let’s talk about some shows to get particularly excited about.

The Sleeper by Anima Theatre Company

Based on real testimonies of Syrian refugees and the journalistic experiences of the writer, Henry C Kremples, this is a very current and necessary piece.

The show received praise from The Scotsman at Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year and is part of the WINDOW collection. If you’re in the mood for something thought-provoking then make sure to put this in your calendar. Showing from Saturday May 5 to Monday, May 7.

Love Songs by Trip Hazards

This one-woman show and coming-of-age story, developed through the Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab, is another one to have on your radar. The protagonist, a hopeless romantic, uses auto-biographical poetry and contemporary love songs to take you on a relatable journey exploring the complications of our love lives. Performances are on Saturday, 12 May and Monday, 14 May.

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

If you’re after something light-hearted then this previously sell-out show, produced by the brilliant creative minds behind Shit-faced Shakespeare, will undoubtedly leave your cheeks cramping form chuckling.

From Thursday, May 14 to Tuesday, May 29, you can witness this unpredictable interpretation of a showtime classic incorporating a drunk actor attempting to keep up with wildly complex choreography.

Brainville at Night by the Dot Collective

A brilliant new play that raises a positive awareness of dementia. Take a look into Ingrid’s romantically inclined mind’s eye with this acclaimed production at Brighton Fringe for Dementia Awareness Week; showing Monday, May 21 to Wednesday, May 23.

Boxes by Purple Theatre

A brother and sister are together in a room after their father dies. They discover ground-shaking facts about themselves and their family while sorting through his things.

This bursary-winning physical theatre piece which tackles issues in gender identities, labeling and race will help you to explore the question: does it all matter? Performances Thursday, May 31 to Saturday June 2.

Written by Rachelle Foster
Photo by The Sleeper