Puppet Power – Luke Tudball talks to Antonia & Noel from Box Tale Soup

Antonia and Noel from Box Tale Soup Theatre talk with Luke Tudball at Brighton Fringe about The Wind In The Willows, the power of puppetry, and adapting literature for the stage. Luke Tudball talks to Antonia & Noel from Box Tale Soup Theatre You can also read the review of The Wind In The Willows […]


Paul Levy talks to Gordon Douglas Raeburn about Pibroch Tales

            Paul Levy talks to Gordon Douglas Raeburn from Port Dance Theatre Project about Pibroch Tales. “Two men enter a forest… a vibrant blend of bagpipe music, storytelling, dance, and comedy, amid sharp-humoured interaction with the audience. This Scottish one-man show skips through a jigsaw of three different tales; each excerpt […]


Paul Levy talks to Jilberto Soto about Butterfly

            Paul Levy talks to Jilberto Soto about Butterfly. “Questions often arise if Butterfly is about Jilberto coming out of his cocoon and spreading his wings… No, that’s gay. It’s obviously about the hit 1997 classic Mariah Carey album ‘Butterfly’ so it’s even gayer. In all honesty, it’s a show […]


Creating The Clown – Luke Tudball talks to Damien Warren-Smith at Brighton Fringe

Luke Tudball talks to Damien Warren-Smith at Brighton Fringe about Garry Starr Performs Everything, Hamlet?, creating physical theatre, and finding the clown in yourself. “‘Hamlet?’ is a surreal and smart romp through the mad Dane’s mind, in which three idiots, their spirits with divine ambition puffed, battle for the love of the audience. Who will […]


Paul Levy talks to The Creative Performance Company about Press Start to Play

          Paul Levy talks to The Creative Performance Company, makers of Press Start to Play. “Three rounds. Two teams. One prize. ‘Press Start to Play’ combines the medium of video games with interactive theatre in a live game show setting. Teams comprised of audience members will battle it out to determine […]


Paul Levy talks to Emilia Stawicki and Betty Jane Walsh about Camp Be Yourself

          Paul Levy talks to Emilia Stawicki and Betty Jane Walsh from BOX. Theatre Company about Camp Be Yourself, a surreal comedy looking at adulthood. “Welcome to Camp Be Yourself, for those of you that can’t be yourself in real life, you camp be yourself here! Close your eyes. We’re not in […]


Paul Levy talks to Archie Henderson about NOW That’s Who I Call Archie Henderson

          Paul Levy talks to Archie Henderson about NOW That’s Who I Call Archie Henderson. “On 12 November 2013, Archie Henderson accidentally reached number 98 in the UK Singles Chart. This time, he’s heading straight for number one. Accompanied by an original soundtrack, this is a heroic story of symphonic redemption […]


Paul Levy talks to Katie Underhay and Anthony Burbridge about The Tale of the Cockatrice

            Paul Levy talks to Co-Artistic Directors Katie Underhay and Anthony Burbridge from Mumblecrust Theatre about The Tale of the Cockatrice. What was the history and indeed, the pre-histoty of this acclaimed puppetry-based show? “Mumblecrust Theatre return with their Brighton Fringe 2017 double award-winning show! Deep in the vaults of an […]


Paul Levy talks to Aukje Verhoog and Julian Caddy about Amsterdam Fringe

            Paul Levy talks to Fringe directors Aukje Verhoog (Amsterdam) and Julian Caddy ((Brighton) about Amsterdam Fringe. Award-winning work travels in both directions between Brighton and Amsterdam Fringe Festivals. The Dutch and Flemish season brings exciting work to Brighton Fringe in 2018 and to Amsterdam as well. So, what is Amsterdam Fringe, how […]


Paul Levy talks to Isabel Sensier about Ubu Roi

            Paul Levy talks to Isabel Sensier, creative director, playwright and producer at Squall + Frenzy about Ubu Roi. “Join us on the absurdly grotesque killing spree/sex-capades of one man… A man who promises to make Poland great again! “Squall + Frenzy presents a daring post-pantomime punk adaptation of this […]


Paul Levy talks to Jonah Fazel about Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure

              Paul Levy talks to actor, director, improviser and educator Jonah Fazel about Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure. “The picnic hamper’s packed, so cast yourself back to the 1940s when you could delight in lashings of ginger beer, a mouth full of tongue sandwich or get your lips round […]


Paul Levy talks to Viggo Venn about Viggo Venn: Pepito

          Paul Levy talks to Viggo Venn about Viggo Venn: Pepito. A clown and yet more than a clown. Viggo Venn is his solo show, yet never far from Zach. In this new-style interview, Paul Levy interviews Viggo, random members of the public interview Viggo, and then Viggo interviews the public. […]


Report: The Great Fringe Review Debate at Brighton Fringe 2018

FringeReview founder Paul Levy, and FringeReview USA editor, Heather Bagnall are interviewed by theatre maker, reviewer and USA editor, Luke Tudball, a day after the debate. They attempt to summarise the debate and reflect on the points raised. The panel also included Roger Kay, theatre maker from Pretty Villain as well as co-founder of the […]


Creating An International Narrative – Luke Tudball talks to Sahand Sahebdivani, Raphael Rodan, Guillermo Celano & Iman Spaargaren about My Father Held A Gun

  Luke Tudball talks to Amsterdam based writers and performers Sahand Sahebdivani, Raphael Rodan, Guillermo Celano & Iman Spaargaren about My Father Held A Gun at Brighton Fringe and beyond. “A passionate, storytelling show with live cinematic music about war and peace, acts of heroism, and the love for life. Winner of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival […]


Modern Storytelling: Paul Levy talks to Cathianne Hall about The Famous 45

            Paul Levy talks to theatrical storyteller Cathianne Hall about The Famous 45. “45 year old Polly adopts a child from 1945. Join storyteller Cathianne Hall to find out why. A story of numbers, neutrons, naivety and cake.” Catherine talks about how she develops her work and how she performs […]


Comedy History – Paul Levy talks to Anthony King about 1000 Years Hour Show

          Paul Levy talks to Anthony King about 1000 Years Hour Show. Age suitability: 8 +Audience interaction History; Comedy; Songs. Featuring themes along a 1000 year timeline (1066-2066). Easy, fun, educational, quizzes + present and future too. And find out “Who owns the bones?” Fun, education, music and laughs. The show […]


Circus Theatre – Paul Levy talks to Monki about Not Somewhere Else

              Circus Theatre – Paul Levy talks to Monki from Monki Business about Not Somewhere Else. Monki (Also known as Benjamin) tells us how the show came into being and how we combines circus with theatre and other genres. Monki’s debut performance colours outside the lines of the conventional […]


Paul Levy talks to Piers Newman about Two by Jim Cartwright

              Paul Levy talks to actor Piers Newman from Clueless Theatre Company  about Two by Jim Cartwright. Piers talks about how he and co-star Debbie Griffiths create a multitude of characters in this famous play. “Whether you’re after a relaxing lager or fancy a reminiscent Babycham, The White Oak […]


Paul Levy talks to Dan Lees and Neil Frost about The Establishment

                Paul Levy talks to Dan Lees and Neil Frost about The Establishment. “Dan Lees and Neil Frost (Prague Fringe ‘15 Inspiration Award nominee) have joined forces to bring you ‘The Establishment’. Two quintessentially English gentlemen from a bygone era struggle to hold on to their values, wealth […]


Paul Levy talks to Jane Postlethwaite about Last Night at the Circus

              Paul Levy talks to award-winning comedian Jane Postlethwaite about Last Night at the Circus. “After the success of ‘Made in Cumbria’ and ‘The House’ Jane returns with a brand new multimedia comedy show set in a dark dystopian circus world.” “My new work for 2018 touches on raw […]


Paul Levy talks to Mark BIttlestone about Space Doctor

              Paul Levy talks to Mark BIttlestone from StraightUp Productions about Space Doctor. “Time travel, space ships, scary monsters, evil aliens, sexy assistants, demented fans. It can only be ‘Space Doctor’! After 40 years out in the wilderness, Britain’s favourite television time traveller is back. Passionate fans of the […]


Paul Levy talks to Simon Lovat about Are Strings Attached

              Paul Levy talks to Simon Lovat about Are Strings Attached? “What do you get if you cross Bjorn Borg with Banksy? You get a one man show about DOG, graffiti legend and former tennis pro, who hates his dad and has serious issues with Jiminy Cricket. And he’s […]


Paul Levy talks to the producer of The Frow Show

          Paul Levy talks to James MacKay,  the producer of The Frow Show. “After a sell-out success at Brighton Fringe 2017, ‘The Frow Show’ returns with this superb sketch comedy show. Based upon the unique Sussex village of Forest Row, the highly experienced mix of talent in the cast reflect the […]


Paul Levy talks to Eddie Alford abour ‘Love in the Harbour’

Paul Levy talks to Eddie Alford from The Harbour Theatre Company abour ‘Love in the Harbour’. A fascinating interview that explores the process of writing. “A love story set in World War I follows the lives of three Irish air aces of the Royal Flying Corps against the background of great upheaval and change. With […]


Paul Levy talks to Matt Devitt about East

              Paul Levy talks to Matt Devitt about Snowdrop Productions‘ version of Steven Berkoff’s East. 1970’s London. Mike, Les and Sylv are fighting for their youth. Filling their days with sex and violence, they battle both the boredom they fear and the inevitable future they see in their parents, ultimately […]


Paul Levy talks to Christine Kempell about Caitlin

              Paul Levy talks to Christine Kempell about Caitlin. “Before the poet Dylan Thomas drank himself to death at the age of 39, he and his wife Caitlin binged and brawled their way all around the bars of Britain in the 1930s and 40s. In this one-woman show, Caitlin […]


Paul Levy talks to Will about Niteskreen

              Paul Levy talks to Will about Niteskreen. “In days of yore, British people would know it was time to go to bed when the TV stopped showing programmes, and started showing still images of the programmes they were going to show in the future, accompanied by music to […]


Paul Levy talks to Anton Binder about I Married an Alien Card Shark

              Paul Levy talks to Anton Binder about I Married an Alien Card Shark. “I did the one-handed shuffle he’d shown me, which I’d spent a year practicing. “In a poker game that’ll get you killed” he snarled, “you’re giving away the secret!”  I just did card tricks, but […]


Paul Levy talks to Neil O’Rourke & Patrick Spicer about Cool Dude Island

              Paul Levy talks to Neil O’Rourke and Patrick Spicer about Cool Dude Island. “Rising stand-up comedians Neil O’Rourke (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017 Finalist) and Patrick Spicer (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 Nominee) are the (p)residents of the coolest island off the coast of Brighton: Cool Dude […]


Paul Levy talks to Joseph Quartson about Meeting at 33

              Verbatim Theatre: Paul Levy talks to Joseph Quartson about Meeting at 33 by  Hannah Samuels. Alcoholics recovery meetings are happening all around us, all the time. While the people in those rooms never chose to be there, they are privy to some remarkable personal storytelling.  Created through extensive […]


Paul Levy talks to Roman Hayek-Green about Goodbye Rosetta

Paul Levy talks to Roman Hayek-Green from Hungry Wolf Visionary Theatre about Goodbye Rosetta.  “HUNGRY WOLF has created a new Company of Young Actors to take part in an intensive 5 day programme workshopping and developing a unique and original script written by Katherine Manner especially for Hungry Wolf.” “Hungry Wolf VYT return to Brighton Fringe with another […]


Paul Levy talks to Aaron Thaddeus Lee about the BA Theatre Arts Graduate Shows

            Paul Levy talks to Aaron Thaddeus Lee about the BA Theatre Arts Graduate Shows. “Why now? Why this? Why me? Who cares? Lots of questions and very few answers. Share our reactions to this wonderfully strange, impossibly loud and constantly changing world that we call… 2018. Experience the fevered […]


Paul Levy talks to Tony Jaffe about The Old Courtroom

Paul Levy talks to Tony Jaffe about The Old Courtroom which is back with another Brighton Fringe programme full of its usual variety. Tony tells us what he was doing at five years-old and how the Old Courtroom came into being. Paul Levy talks to Tony Jaffe about The Old Courtroom    


Paul Levy talks to Ester Natzijl about WATCHING, Ceci n’est pas de Deux

            Paul Levy talks to Ester Natzijl about WATCHING, Ceci n’est pas de Deux “A solo-duet created and performed by Flying Solo and Amsterdam Fringe award-winner Ester Natzijl. A mesmerising mix of puppetry, theatre and dance that provides different views of what a relationship can be. The performance carves a […]


Paul Levy talks to Valerio Sarà about Unbelievable!

          Paul Levy talks to Valerio Sarà about Unbelievable! “Valerio Sarà is an Italian eccentric who has toured his unique brand of surreal stand-up comedy across the UK. He was born in Naples, a city where even driving a car is a pleasurable chaos and an adventurous challenge! His experience of […]


Paul Levy talks to Andy Thomas about Mao That’s What I Call Music!

              Paul Levy talks to Andy Thomas about Mao That’s What I Call Music! “Following sell-out shows at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe for ‘Never Mind the Cossacks’ (Brilliantly conceived Fringe Guru); Communist Crooner Des Kapital (Winner Gulags Got Talent) story sings the story of Mao’s China, using music by […]


Paul Levy talks to Kate Mounce about Just Don’t Do It

Paul Levy talks to Kate Mounce from Beside Ourselves Collective about Just Don’t Do It (performed with Eleanor Young). “Female sexuality and Christianity: are they as uncomfortable bedfellows as they appear to be? Join two clowns on a surreal journey into the modern Church’s approach to sex, celibacy and female sexual desire. What happens if we […]