Brighton Fringe: Big Red Vans, Pop-up Theatres and Forts
Over the next few days I shall endeavour to visit as many new Brighton Fringe venues as I can, and what better way to start it than a visit to The Big Red Van, located just seconds from my office.
Having pulled up yesterday, this rather interesting red van has already received words of praise, plus a mention in the local paper, so I’m quite excited to see what’s in store for me. It is a performance of true stories from Brighton residents heard through headphones and I look forward to seeing Brighton through somebody else’s eyes.
From a van, to a 150 seat pop-up theatre: The Warren. Apparently the reason James Turnbull (who runs The Warren), set up this new venue was to bring Translunar Paradise to a Brighton stage. So tonight I will be burrowing my way there to see if the Theatre Ad Infinitum production lives up to all its hype.
Later in the week I’ll be heading to one of the many churches that transform in to Brighton Fringe venues throughout May. St Margaret’s is hosting a double header of Oscar Wilde related productions, starting with Speranza, Lady Wilde, Mother of Oscar – a one woman show depicting the life of Jane Francesca Elgee. This will be followed by More Lives Than One – a look at the fantastic highs and tragic lows of Wilde’s short life. Both performances should give an excellent and in-depth look at the Irish writer – from birth to death.
Already with one eye on the weekend, I’m looking forward to The Angel and the Fiend. The photographs of Lee Miller will be presented through her own words as well as those who were closest to her. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Newhaven Fort, this promises to be quite spectacular.Tagged in: Arts, Brighton Fringe
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