Between Two Waves (We’re back)

By Luke Ofield for Unmasked Theatre ‘Daniel is a climatologist and he knows bad weather is on its way. Fiona knows the glass is half empty but is determined to make the absolute best of it. What neither of them knows is whether all they’ve built together can survive the coming storm and if you’ll […]


Top Comedy Picks for Brighton Fringe 2021

Finally, shows and festivals are coming back to life. I won’t bore you with all the welcome back stuff as that is someone else’s job. A couple of weeks ago, Paul asked me to do some recommendations, highlights and things to look forward to at this year’s Brighton Fringe. So, in no particular order, here […]


Brighton Fringe 2020

          1st – 31st October 2020 In a year in which we, the public, and fringe theatre were both locked down, how do things stand in October 2020? Brighton Fringe announced the postponement of the May Fringe and boldly set out a hope to be back in the Autumn. Well, here […]


BREXIT – You cannot predict the future

As we’re about to stage our second performance here in Brighton I’m writing this final post from an undisclosed location of the city. The day seems to be blessed with a warm summer sun, people are out on the beach or sipping a drink in the many bars scattered along the seafront and I have […]


Bearing North with Sue Bradley

Welcome to the reflections of Sue Bradley. Brighton based Sue is a musician, performer, yoga teacher and eating psychologist. Here you can find her reflections on all things Fringe.


                  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).                   […]


As people descend at 6pm on the Brighton Spiegltent as we approach the midpoint of Brighton Fringe 2019 for a gathering exploring the question “what is to be done about the Arts in Brighton and Hove?” I wonder why we keep asking this question year after year after year. It could be that there is […]


Brighton Venue Focus: The Old Market

11a Upper Market Street, Hove, BN3 1AS (map) Box Office: 01273 201 801 The Old Market is a leading arts venue in the city of Brighton and Hove. Their rich programme covers all genres and the quality is consistently high with plenty of original and ground-breaking work on offer. This year it looks more innovative […]


Brighton Venue Focus: Komedia

            In recent years Komedia has been one of Brighton’s foremost comedy, cabaret and music venues. There’s a smattering of theatre in their studio space from time to time. In May, the programme blends regular nights with Fringe-specific offerings. What you get at Komedia is quality, variety and plenty of […]


Brighton Venue Focus: the Marlborough Theatre

4 Princes Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RD (map) 01273 273870 Essential Links Visit the Marlborough Theatre web site Find out what’s on Find out more about the venue Get directions to the venue The Marlborough Theatre been part of Brighton’s performing history since c.1791. Built 18 years before the Theatre Royal, it is the […]


Venue Focus: The Latest Music Bar

        Though not strictly a theatre venue, the Latest Music Bar does play host to occasional theatre, regular comedy and cabaret. There are four shows on offer this Fringe but look out for last minute additions as well. Essential Links Visit the Latest Music Bar’s web site Join them on Facebook Here […]


Venue Focus: The Rialto Theatre Brighton

        1 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3FE Box Office: 01273 725230 The Rialto has firmly established itself as a theatre venue in Brighton, with a diverse programme year-round, and a packed programme of comedy, cabaret, literature and theatre in May. Locally produced work, touring shows and plenty of new writing abound this Fringe. […]


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 Gregory Gudgeon and Lisa Wolfe about Puppet King Richard II

        Paul Levy talks to Gregory Gudgeon and Lisa Wolfe about Puppet King RIchard II. Returning to the very tiny subterranean but hugely atmospheric cave at ONCA Gallery after last Festival’s popular run, Pocket Epics’ “impishly creative” (The Stage) production, looks set to entrance audiences once again. Ex-King Richard faces a big […]


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’, […]


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.” […]