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Brighton Fringe Winter Showcase

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  • 13/07/2024 7:00 pm - 14/07/2024 8:00 pm

    The IT

    By Vivienne Franzmann

    A teenage girl has something growing inside her. She doesn't know what it is, but she knows it's not a baby. It expands. It has claws. Eventually it takes over the entirety of her body.

    No one must know about it. She has to keep its presence, its possession of her, concealed. She pulls away from her friends. She refuses to speak, in case 'The IT' is heard. But she can't contain it forever. Sooner or later something's got to give...

    Presented in the style of a direct-address documentary, Vivienne Franzmann's The IT is a darkly comic state-of-the-nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within.

    Presented by ACT Youth Theatre

    Directed by Alice Elliott

  • 29/08/2024 7:30 pm - 29/08/2024 8:30 pm

    Beryl & Clive, Sing or Die (Their Musical)

    Beryl & Clive, Sing or Die (Their Musical) is a comedy about relationships, believing in yourself & the determination it takes to follow your creative dreams, especially when you might not fit in with modern conventions!

    Step into the vibrant world of Beryl & Clive, who are rewriting the rulebook with their offbeat antics and unwavering commitment to following their creative dreams. This quirky couple's quest for self-discovery and mutual understanding forms the heartwarming backdrop for a hilarious tale that delves deep into relationships, the empowering force of self-belief, and the transformative magic of embracing your true self.

    “Not just funny, hilarious..." (James Pearson Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club)

    This play blends clown, music, and dance to create a hilarious and uplifting story told by a talented cast of artists, and partnering with top- notch mentors, like James Pearson (Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club), Petra Massey (Spymonkey, BBC2) and Caroline Mummery (Royal Ballet School),
    Beryl & Clive’ stands as a testament to the magic of collaborative creativity and the profound impact of storytelling.

  • 20/09/2024 7:30 pm - 21/09/2024 8:30 pm

    Clownfishing

    Watch as your everyday dysfunctional family is turned upside-down.

    When newly-retired Martin secretly begins online dating, his heart opens, and so does his wallet... .....

    Brought to you by three clowns, who know absolutely nothing about matters of the heart.

  • 10/10/2024 7:30 pm - 13/10/2024 9:00 pm

    Savage in Limbo by JP Shanley

    A stunning early piece of theatre with a touch of the surreal from Academy, Tony and Pulitzer Award winner JP Shanley.

    Set in a bar in his hometown of the Bronx, it is a deeply personal piece – visceral, funny and intelligent; a searing examination of what it means to be stuck in 'Limbo' and an exhortation to fight for the courage to break free.

    Using different aspects of himself, these discordant voices form the characters of the play, smelted with the people of his hometown of the Bronx. The “meatgrinder” as he calls it. The play is set in ‘Scales’ bar in the Bronx, 1984. It is period of extreme poverty, hopelessness, governmental distrust, racism, crime, and violence but also great passion, creativity, and community. The Bronx has burned for over a decade as those who could fled to safer boroughs as the inhumane process of ‘Redlining’ helped create exactly that for which it had been intended.

    Murk, the taciturn bar owner, stands silent vigil over the drunken, slumbering form of April White, a woman once committed to the cloth, as Denise Savage storms into the bar looking for a good night out to find...nothing. Her quest to find change begins as Linda, an old school acquaintance, enters sobbing about her man Tony leaving her to be with, in his own words, 'Ugly girls'. Tony soon follows her in and with Savage as the catalyst, the characters collide like balls on a pool table desperately seeking a way out of their own personal Limbo's.

    This is a play which speaks to almost all of us...a burning need to pursue our dreams and the search for meaning, identity, purpose. It serves as an examination of the chains that bind us but also the threads which connect us all...how we are all united by suffering and deep yearning: by the commonality of the human experience. Beyond this Shanley lays down the gauntlet to us as an audience…what are we going to do?

    In Shanley’s own words: “Well, what are you gonna do? The place is closing up soon. What are you gonna do with your life? Are you gonna have the guts to do what's in your heart to do? Or are you gonna narcotize yourself and wait for death? What are you gonna do? Last call."

  • 17/10/2024 7:30 pm - 20/10/2024 9:00 pm

    Savage in Limbo by JP Shanley

    A stunning early piece of theatre with a touch of the surreal from Academy, Tony and Pulitzer Award winner JP Shanley.

    Set in a bar in his hometown of the Bronx, it is a deeply personal piece – visceral, funny and intelligent; a searing examination of what it means to be stuck in 'Limbo' and an exhortation to fight for the courage to break free.

    Using different aspects of himself, these discordant voices form the characters of the play, smelted with the people of his hometown of the Bronx. The “meatgrinder” as he calls it. The play is set in ‘Scales’ bar in the Bronx, 1984. It is period of extreme poverty, hopelessness, governmental distrust, racism, crime, and violence but also great passion, creativity, and community. The Bronx has burned for over a decade as those who could fled to safer boroughs as the inhumane process of ‘Redlining’ helped create exactly that for which it had been intended.

    Murk, the taciturn bar owner, stands silent vigil over the drunken, slumbering form of April White, a woman once committed to the cloth, as Denise Savage storms into the bar looking for a good night out to find...nothing. Her quest to find change begins as Linda, an old school acquaintance, enters sobbing about her man Tony leaving her to be with, in his own words, 'Ugly girls'. Tony soon follows her in and with Savage as the catalyst, the characters collide like balls on a pool table desperately seeking a way out of their own personal Limbo's.

    This is a play which speaks to almost all of us...a burning need to pursue our dreams and the search for meaning, identity, purpose. It serves as an examination of the chains that bind us but also the threads which connect us all...how we are all united by suffering and deep yearning: by the commonality of the human experience. Beyond this Shanley lays down the gauntlet to us as an audience…what are we going to do?

    In Shanley’s own words: “Well, what are you gonna do? The place is closing up soon. What are you gonna do with your life? Are you gonna have the guts to do what's in your heart to do? Or are you gonna narcotize yourself and wait for death? What are you gonna do? Last call."

  • 01/11/2024 7:00 pm - 02/11/2024 9:00 pm

    The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals

    Singing Zombies! Chaos! Office Politics! Horror!

    All is quiet in Hatchetfield. A meteor strikes! People begin singing... and then ... they begin dancing... and now a highly-contagious musical pandemic is sweeping the city! The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals and his friends must stop this apocalypse and fight for humanity’s future!