I really enjoyed this show at the Brighton Fringe in May, predominantly because it took me by surprise and continued to do so as the story played out. Marie Rabe gives an adorable and at the same time unnerving performance, often catching the viewer unawares and provoking increasingly uncomfortable giggles, whilst at the same time hitting sensitive heart strings with the odd surprise flush of tears. All this and she captured a sense of place and atmosphere throughout.
ZOO Southside @ 13:00
Haven't seen this show yet but am very much looking forward to it. Theatre Ad Infinitum are one of my festival favs. Loved their previous shows Ballad of the Burning Star and Light, so can't wait to see this new piece, which is the story of one Mexican woman’s fight for justice. Their shows are always unique and visually exciting. This is a company who knows how to use the medium of 'theatre' to its best effect.
Pleasance Dome @ 15:50
Can't wait to see this piece, not least because it stars one of my favourite people, Jess Mabel Jones, who I've had the pleasure to work with over the last two years on Backstage in Biscuit Land. But the whole team are an exciting bunch working on this piece, collaborating with Channel 4 playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell and design from Amelia Jane Hankin whose credits include Fake it ‘til you Make it by Bryony Kimmings. I'm expecting this piece to rock my world.
Underbelly @ 20.50
This piece looks like proper good fun. Figs in Wigs are a playful bunch who use puns, fruit cake and pop culture references to create shows. They say that beneath the deadpan monobrows they seek to address big issues one sequin at a time, and although they might not change the world with glitter they'll have fun trying. I mean, what's not to love about that?
Pleasance Dome @ 16.10