Paul Levy talks to acrobat Adam McMahon about Railed. “From the creators of the smash hit ‘Elixir’ (winner of Best Circus and physical theatre award at Adelaide Fringe 2018). Welcome to ‘Railed’, a western-themed circus spectacular, combining the trademark physical talents, finely chiseled bodies and hilarious comic timing of the […]


          Paul Levy talks to Faynia Williams from Brighton Theatre about Mozzz! “A highly topical, 5* tour-de-force from Festival Best Production Award Winners, director/designer Faynia Williams and actor/playwright Richard Crane. “A one-day-old male mosquito looks forward to joining the mile-high club. He invites you to donate a sip of your blood […]


            Paul Levy talks to performer Beth Hodd about Coming Home With Me. “A night exploring the grimy underbelly of a girls’ night out. The perils of creepy dudes, lad culture, and general unwanted attention face almost every girl when partying, so why aren’t we talking about it?  Using verbatim […]


                  What are we going to do about the Arts in Brighton and Hove? That was the question posed by FringeReview’s Paul Levy and Brighton Spiegeltent’s Adrian Bristow. (You can read Paul’s thoughts going into the event here).                   […]


Paul Levy talks to Sam Chittenden from Different Theatre about Sary and Clean. “Different Theatre create intimate work with a strong theatricality. Past shows include ‘Metamorphosis’, ‘Sary’, and ‘So You Say’”. In this interview, Sam talks about where her ideas and creative impulses come from and how she makes her theatre. Sary       […]


    Paul Levy talks to Adam Potrykus about The Nordic Season at Brighton Fringe 2019 at The Old Market “Fancy some Daddy Issues from Sweden? Intergalactic adventures from Norway? Your most secret desires from Finland? Virtual reality theatre from Iceland? A performance lecture from Denmark? Or maybe some Scandinavian burlesque, dance, folk song, site specific […]


              Paul Levy talks to Lucy Pickering about Cellophane Flowers – The Beatles Revisited which returns to Brighton Fringe after sellout shows in 2018. “After a sell-out show last year, Cellophane Flowers are back. Alex Eberhard, Lucy Pickering and Rachel Myer will take you on a fabulous journey through […]


          Paul Levy talks to roleplay game fan and show maker David McIver about Teleport. “Come! Escape into the Kingdoms of Ashgorn, where you can level up, complete quests, defeat monsters and watch a very cheeky young man doing some really stupid character comedy. That’s right my friends, it’s another big […]


  Paul Levy talks to Luke Olfield from locally based Unmasked Theatre. Unmasked Theatre bring two shows to this year’s Brighton Fringe. Further Education is their own creation,  a winner from the highly successful Brighton Scratch Night at Rialto Thatre. “1985: Frank the miner likes doing his job and reading the Sun. Unfortunately, Maggie is after […]


          One Beautiful, Enormous, Historical Flat Pack? Paul Levy talks to Izzy Tyndall Bristow and Sam Rush about Brighton Spiegeltent at Brighton Fringe 2019. This perennial Brighton Fringe hub goes up quicker than you might think. This year it is as packed as ever with Fringe varety. Paul Levy caught up […]


            Paul Levy talks to co-author and director Amy Whitington from Gauntlet Theatre about devised theatre piece My Life Closed Twice which she co-wrote with writer and performer Joseph Hand. “After being diagnosed with schizophrenia aged 20, Joe’s life becomes a cacophony of visions, voices and questionable media stereotypes. From the […]


Paul Levy talks to Guy Lloyd about his new solo comedy show, Guy Lloyd: Radio Blah Blah which premieres at Brighton Fringe 2019. Combining stand-up, storytelling, film, character acting and plenty of truthful reflection, Guy Lloyd talks about how he made this very personal fringe show. I saw a preview of this at the Marwood […]


FringeReview Interviews

            Welcome to our audio interviews and podcasts. We talk to those who make and influence fringe theatre and arts.


Dancing Through Life – Luke Tudball chats with Movin’ Melvin Brown Melvin is a man who never seems to stop moving – appropriately perhaps considering his nickname. FringeReview managed to catch up with him for a chat at Brighton Fringe and Luke Tudball talked with him about his life, his charity work, his inspirations, and […]


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 […]


Magic Focus: Paul Levy talks to Steve Griffin and Nathan Jones about Griffin and Jones Trickorice Allsorts

            Paul Levy talks to Steve Griffin and Nathan Jones about Griffin and Jones Trickorice Allsorts. “The pioneers of slapdash magic are back with another mishmash of magical mayhem! These award-winning idiots have become famous for their fast banter, tight chemistry, contagious energy, and show-stopping wizardry.” Paul Levy talks to […]


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 […]


History Women – Heather Bagnall talks to Louise Peskett about the Notorious Women of Brighton

Heather Bagnall talks to Louise Peskett about her Notorious Women tours at Brighton Fringe “Wilful princesses, music hall stars, headstrong courtesans, acrobats and entrepreneurs, Brighton has always attracted women who dare to do things differently. Hear some of their stories and other female claims to fame on this gentle stroll.” Louise Peskett talks about the […]


  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 […]


Paul Levy talks to Danny Rogers about Bin and Gone

Paul Levy talks to Danny Rogers about Bin and Gone, written by Danny and Tom Glover. “The son of a Saturday night favourite; a father who performed with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope; the son who ended up with nothing, penniless and in care. Famed for quiz show 3-2-1, Ted Rogers was an 80’s TV star, […]


Paul Levy talks to Sarah Saeed about Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak Out

Paul Levy talks to Sarah Saeed about Stealth Aspies -Autistic People Speak Out. She shares the story of how the group (Sarah, Paul, Alain and Janine), and the show came into being, and also explains the “spectrum”. “The Stealth Aspies Company – the world’s first performance collective entirely run by autistic adults. Formed in 2016 […]


Paul Levy talks to The Latebloomers about Scotland

Paul Levy talks to The Latebloomers about Scotland! “SCOTLAAAAND! A show that takes the audience on a wild ride, with rhythm, body percussion, singing, stomping, clowning and the spirit of Scotland!” Paul Levy talks to The Latebloomers about Scotland      


Paul Levy talks to Lewis Ironside about Shit-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Paul Levy talks to Lewis Ironside about Shit-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet. Patented, popular and expanding, Lewis tells people about ethanol and how this cult group stays fresh and still loving it. “Shit-faced Shakespeare® is the genuinely hilarious combination of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely Shit-faced actor. What could possibly go right? With a […]


Paul Levy talks to Sue Hart about Duo Bogof It’s a Kinda Magic!

Paul Levy talks to Sue Hart from Duo Bogof about Duo Bogof It’s a Kinda Magic! which plays at the Brighton Spiegeltent. “The Duo Bogof aren’t simply magicians, they are cinemagicians! Equipped with their trusty video camera, a few magic props and the belief that anything is possible, The Duo Bogof weave an illusion of […]


Paul Levy talks to Duncan Henderson about The Polished Scar

Paul Levy talks to writer and performer Duncan Henderson about The Polished Scar, (directed by Joanna Rosenfeld), which received an Outstanding review rating from FringeReview. “We are all brothers and sisters, all born good, all born innocent. Duncan Henderson asks: What makes some people more equal than others? Where is the shift? Why do some […]


Paul Levy talks to Reuben Hunter about The Hoard

Paul Levy talks to Reuben Hunter about The Hoard “How much stuff is too much stuff? When does saving something for a rainy day become hoarding? Are you keeping hold of things because you’re afraid of letting other things go Part happy, part sad, part silly, but altogether funny, The Hoard is a stand-up comedy […]


Paul Levy talks to Lyralen Kaye about Many Trump Refugees in One Body

Paul Levy talks to Lyralen Kaye from Another Country Productions about Many Trump Refugees in One Body. A panicked run to Canada…  A partner who only wants to keep her job at Harvard.. And a secret you never wanted to tell…  What could possibly go wrong? Many Trump Refugees in One Body is the hilarious […]


Arts Industry Focus at Brighton Fringe – Paul Levy talks to Tom Corradini

Arts Industry Focus at Brighton Fringe – Paul Levy talks to Tom Corradini. From Italy, Tom Corradini from Tom Corradini Teatro  chats to Paul Levy about how he finds exciting new work as a producer, and also gives us a sneak peek at his own acclaimed new show, Brexit. Arts Industry Focus at Brighton Fringe […]


Paul Levy talks to Tom Corradini about I Fratteli Lehman

                  Paul Levy talks to Tom Corradini about visual comedy and physical theatre show (by Michele Di Dedda and Tom Corradini)  I Fratteli Lehman which plays at the London Clown Festival. “A nouveau clown show about the story of the Fratelli Lehman, a couple of bankers and financiers […]


Paul Levy talks to Gingzilla about Gingzilla: Glamonster Vs The World

Paul Levy talks to Gingzilla about Gingzilla: Glamonster Vs The World. “The multi-award winning 7ft GLAMONSTER is on a mission to CONQUER THE WORLD. Set in a 1950’s drive-in movie (Godzilla, Attack of the 50ft Woman, King Kong), experience this behemoth sized Bearded Lady-Man as she tears up the stage, questions your orientation and leaves […]


Paul Levy talks to Nathan Parkinson about Police Cops in Space

Paul Levy talks to Nathan Parkinson from The Pretend Men about Police Cops in Space. “Following three sell out runs at Soho Theatre, multi award-winning comedy trio The Pretend Men return with their critically acclaimed EdFringe 2017 sell-out show ‘POLICE COPS IN SPACE’; an ’80s ‘Low-Fi Sci-Fi’ set in the most dangerous place on Earth… […]


Paul Levy talks to Douglas Walker about Of Christmas Past

Paul Levy talks to Douglas Walker about Of Christmas Past. “Christmas is a time for joy and happiness, but there is a sinister secret at the heart of the stories we tell. Douglas Walker unravels a shocking true story with his ingenious new comic play. In an absurd and incredible one-man epic, he embodies a […]


Paul Levy talks to Sarah Hickingbottom about The Woman Who Conceived the Pill

Paul Levy talks to Sarah Hickingbottom from Brass Tacks Theatre about The Woman Who Conceived the Pill. Sarah talks about how the idea for the play came about, its importance and the process of researching and writing it. “It’s 1918, and a woman who adores men is dreaming of ‘a pill taken like aspirin’ to […]


Paul Levy talks to Paul Zenon about Paul Zenon’s Hellfire Club with the Urban Voodoo Machine

Paul Levy talks to Paul Zenon about Paul Zenon’s Hellfire Club with the Urban Voodoo Machine. “Step right down for a debauched carnie cabaret within tent, hosted by magic roustabout and snake-oil peddler Paul Zenon, TV trickster and longtime ‘La Clique’ ringmaster. Featuring bourbon-soaked gypsy bop n stroll legends ‘The Urban Voodoo Machine Marching Band’, […]