5 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Comedy, Play

Bane

Bane tells the story of hitman Bruce Bane, ‘a hired hand who gets the job done’. In the first instalment of the story, Bane works back through a convoluted web of friends, foes, memories and chance encounters to find out who is after him. Drama, comedy, and the consequent body count are all extremely high in this unashamedly mad, fast-paced…read more
5 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Comedy, Play

Bane 3

Bane looks to relocate and start anew in a new town, a town so idyllic no one would expect to find him there: Sunnyview. Comic snatches of life in suburbia conjure up images reminiscent of the squeaky clean, pastel town of Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Bane, now known as Bill Black, settles down and starts a family, but of course,…read more
5 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Play

Airswimming

Airswimming tells the tragic story of two women, Dora and Persephone, who have been incarcerated and forgotten in an asylum for the criminally insane in the 1920s. While this premise is admittedly daunting at first glance, the story is lifted far from the dark, disturbing terrain it could have wallowed in with dashes of heartfelt humour and occasional, blissful scenes…read more
5 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Comedy, Play

2 Complicated

After the success of last year’s dark comedy Way Back, 2 Complicated was bound for success. Daniel (Matt Lim), while still living with this ex-girlfriend, decides what he really needs to get over her is a long distance relationship. This seemingly simple solution to his problems is the catalyst for every complication thereafter, certainly making the play live up to…read more
5 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Play

The Butterfly Catcher

The Butterfly Catcher charts the class of 2015’s last days of high school and one student’s attempt to capture it all on film. It features all the staple school characters that are instantly recognisable and relatable: the alternative kids, the popular cliques and the overworked intellectuals. What makes this production stand out from the many other high school plays is…read more
3 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Play

Alana

Alana, a young recording artist, finds herself alone after the sudden death of her father. As if that would not be enough to deal with, she is set up for a new love and a drastically altered family tree as well. The play thrusts the audience into the story as fast as the characters are, establishing the setting firmly, clearly…read more
3 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Play

Talking in the Library

Talking in the Library follows four characters frequenting their public library, each with their own stories to tell. There is Derek, the rule-loving library manager who yearns for the past; Mari, a chatty, innocent cleaner with a hidden literary addiction; Bethany, a struggling women’s studies student; and Jay, a young man caught between the macho nature of his construction career…read more
4 Stars, Brighton Fringe, Comedy, Musical

Point and Shoot: A New Musical

The year is 2042: Hollywood is dead, the film industry buckled under the weight of hefty blockbuster films. Independent filmmakers have transformed society into a cultural paradise, but all this is threatened when a young actress hands over the rights to Selma, a dated TV show of the 60s. With this comes the opportunity for a restless and ambitious screenwriter…read more