Paul Levy talks to Claire Alizon Hills and Richard Priestly about Christopher’s Caterpillars

Paul Levy talks to Claire Alizon Hills and Richard Priestly from Topsy Turvey Theatre about Christopher’s Caterpillars. “Christopher Nibble and his best friend Posie have been busy growing plants and food in their garden whilst taking care of their six hairy pet caterpillars. But when their crawly comrades disappear without a trace, the gardening guinea […]


Paul Levy talks to Joseph J Clark about Drunk with a Pen

Paul Levy talks to Joseph J Clark about Drunk with a Pen. “In May 2018, Joseph J Clark makes his debut at Brighton Fringe festival, bringing 13.5 poems about drink and drinking back to their spiritual home of Brighton. “This live show will feature of mixture of poems from the book, as well as new […]


Paul Levy talks to Matthew Callow about Neon Moon

Paul Levy talks to Matthew Callow about Neon Moon. It is Matthew’s debut at Brighton Fringe. He talks about his music, what inspires him and how his latest album and show came into being. “Vocalist and synth-pop artist Matthew Callow presents a galactic exploration of love and affection. Live music accompanied by a projected film […]


Paul Levy talks to Simon Plotkin about Do The Thing The Two Man Made-Up Musical

Paul Levy talks to Simon Plotkin about Do The Thing The Two Man Made-Up Musical. “From the minds behind Brighton improv titans Off the Cuff and Blanket Fort comes a full-throttle fully-improvised musical performed in full by only two men (plus one on guitar). The plots, the tunes, the dance routines; all spontaneous every time! […]


Paul Levy talks to Tim Coakley about What’s Wrong With Monotony?

Paul Levy talks to writer Tim Coakley about new comedy What’s Wrong With Monotony? “This brand new comedy will offer laughter! Passion! Fun! Action! Fascinating characters! A love story! A villain! Songs! A play-within-a-play! … But only if its couch-potato hero can get off the sofa and write it. Will he write it in time? Will […]


Paul Levy talks to Jack Christiansen from Bootcamp Productions about Spin City

Paul Levy talks to director Jack Christiansen from Bootcamp Productions about Spin City by Karen Bartholomew. “Monday afternoon. Not much going on besides a robbery and chores at Spin City launderette. Margaret has health issues that could be better addressed; Jud hates his job and his dad; Teddy just lost his, and maybe his wife; […]


Paul Levy talks to Tristan Wolfe about Finding Yourself Offside

Paul Levy talks to Tristan Wolfe from Most Curious Productions about Finding Yourself Offside. “Finding Yourself Offside is a play tackling the issues of coming out as gay from two different perspectives. There are two guys in seperate therapy, they do not know each other but both have very different issues with being open about […]


Paul Levy talks to Peter Gardiner about Bully Beef

Paul Levy talks to Peter Gardiner about Two Bit Productions‘ version of his play Bully Beef. “From the makers of the horror/sci-fi podcast ‘Whisper Through the Static’ comes a new play inspired by true events. September 1916, the Somme, a British tank breaks down during an advance and now the crew, fresh from training, must […]


Paul Levy talks to Andrew Allen about One Woman Alien and Year Without Summer

  Paul Levy talks to Andrew Allen from Cast Iron Theatre about One Woman Alien and Year Without Summer. One Woman Alien – “In theatre, no one can hear you scream: one hour, one woman, one cult movie!  Returning from the success of her award-nominated Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘Cacophony’, the “impossible to forget” (The List) Heather-Rose […]


Paul Levy talks to Frode Gjerløw about The Jurassic Parks

Paul Levy talks to Frode Gjerløw from Superbolt Theatre about The Jurassic Parks. “Superbolt present their sell-out, multi award-winning, laugh-out-loud spin on Spielberg’s classic. Welcome to the unlikely setting of Lyme Regis Community Centre, where the Park family embark on a journey to a misty past. Where, when things go wrong, family feuds are faced […]


Paul Levy talks to Stephanie Palacino about The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of…

Paul Levy talks to Stephanie Palacino about The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of… “Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house. Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start […]


Paul Levy talks to Roy Hutchins and Sue Bradley about Bear North

Paul Levy talks to Roy Hutcins and Sue Bradley from Brainfruit about Bear North. “A comic combo including a dancing bear – yep, probably the only show in the Fringe to have one. Created by multi-award-winning comedian and director Roy Hutchins – recent winner of the ‘Best ensemble production’ at the Wellington Fringe for ‘Fiery […]


Paul Levy talks to Michael James Parker about Peripheral Visionaries

          Paul Levy talks to Michael James Parker about Peripheral Visionaries, a new poetry and spoken word festival in Brighton, Hammer and Tongue Brighton, and another looming battle between Poets and MCs – and possibly stand-up comedians, and considers that poetry unites them, and us all. Paul Levy talks to Michael James […]


Paul Levy talks to Miranda Porter about S/he/it Happens

          Paul Levy talks to Miranda Porter about S/he/it Happens, a piece of physical theatre comedy exploring dysphoria and identity. “Gender exploration, physical exasperation, breast manipulation. Stuck between the gender binary and armed with only a pair of boxers and a photo of a male model, one individual sets out on […]


Paul Levy talks to J D Henshaw from Sweet Venues

            Paul Levy talks to J D Henshaw from Sweet Venues. J D reflects on what makes Sweet Venues unique, its “cultural family” ethos. He describes how Sweet finds and creates performance spaces and shares some personal reflections on why it is important to keep venues on a human scale. […]


Paul Levy talks to Witt’n Camp about Witt’n Camp SWAG

Paul Levy talks to Witt’n Camp about Witt ‘n Camp SWAG. This is not comedy yet it makes people laugh, a lot of people, and a lot. Comedy or theatre? Comedy from theare? Paul Levy tries to understand and enjoys the attempt… “Following their hit, sell-out shows in Brighton and Soho, this outrageous double-act present […]


Paul Levy talks to John Hinton about Ensongclopedia of Animals

          Paul Levy talks to John Hinton about Ensongclopedia of Animals. “26 animal songs, one for each letter of the alphabet. Learn fascinating facts about extraordinary echinoderms, distressed damselflies, crazy corals, batty beetles and amazing archispirostreptuses. Expect the unexpected and expect it to rhyme. The brand-new show from John Hinton, multi-award-winning […]


Paul Levy talks to Yvette May about 10 Steps to Happiness

Paul Levy talks to Yvette May from Happenings Theatre Company about 10 Steps to Happiness. “We’re born, we go to nursery, school, college and sometimes university. We’re taught to work, not how to be happy. A better job? A boyfriend? A holiday? Failing that I decided to search the internet: How to be happy? Easy! […]


Paul Levy talks to Gary Sefton about BRICTT Presents UNEXPECTED ITEM IN THE BAGGING AREA

Paul Levy talks to Gary Sefton about BRICTT Presents UNEXPECTED ITEM IN THE BAGGING AREA. “200 years after Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, the race to replicate humanity still fascinates us. In this era of single-use everything, can we trust ourselves to not to abandon our own creations?  Directed by critically acclaimed Gary Sefton (NT, RSC) […]


Paul Levy talks to Jessica Cheetham about The Spark Factory

Paul Levy talks to Jessica Cheetham about The Spark Factory. “Spun Glass Theatre present ‘The Spark Factory’: a powerhouse of new, bold and daring performance ideas. The curated programme this year includes spoken word, puppetry, dance, music and new writing. Seven different artists perform on seven different nights. See our website for the full programme.” […]


Paul Levy talks to Adrian Jameson about Mr D’s Tales of Myth and Legend

Paul Levy talks to Adrian Jameson about Mr D’s Tales of Myth and Legend by The Other Realm Theatre Company. “Come on a journey back in time as Mr D regales you with fabulous tales of ghosts, monsters, the Devil, and more. Storytelling and theatre combine to bring these myths and legends to life in […]


Paul Levy talks to Emily Carding about Hamlet (An Experience)

Paul Levy talks to Emily Carding from Brite Theatre about Hamlet (An Experience). “After breaking new ground and touring the world with their multi award-winning ‘Richard III (A One Woman Show)’, Brite Theater are making Shakespeare even more immersive with this new production of ‘Hamlet’ directed by Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir. Emily Carding plays Hamlet and […]


Paul Levy talks to Chelsea Newton Mountney about Blue Sky Thinking

Paul Levy talks to Chelsea Newton Mountney about Blue Sky Thinking. “Spreadsheets, filing cabinets, and photocopiers. Penny has traded a life of creativity for a world of water coolers, cubicles, and plastic plants. ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ is the story of a woman seduced by the fluorescent strip lights of the corporate machine, opting into a world […]


Paul Levy talks to James Weisz about The Adventures of Robin Hood

          Paul Levy talks to James Weisz about The Adventures of Robin Hood. James brings musical theatre to the stage with success, heart and by combining adult and youth actors to create classic, ensemble work. In this interview he tells us about The Adventures of Robin Hood and the joy of staging […]


A debauched prohibition themed night of live music: Paul Levy talks to Lisa Douglas about Mr Frank’s Cotton Club

          Paul Levy talks to Lisa Douglas about Mr Frank’s Cotton Club, a brand new immersive theatre piece, featuring some of Brighton’s finest theatre and musical talent. “The famous Mister Frank presents a debauched prohibition themed night of live music, Charleston lessons, dancing and plenty of drinking! Meet at the Warren […]


Narcissism at the Fringe

            FringeReview editor, Paul Levy looks at narcissism at Fringe Festivals and how it  might just destroy your Fringe experience – that is, unless you are unmissably wonderful… What do we do with feedback and criticism? How do we promote our Fringe show, and why is it important to put […]


Paul Levy talks to Julia Munrow from A Drunken Sailor about Playback Impro. “Four actors each take it in turn to direct a narrative supplied by the audience. It can be anything from a mundane event on the way to the theatre, to a traumatic childhood experience.” How does the company get into the zone and […]