AFTER a long and particularly hard winter comes the first sign of spring in the form of a few daffodils, a little tentative sunshine and the Brighton Fringe Arts Festival.
The Fringe is known for its off-the-wall theatrical performances and this year is no exception. One play in particular, What’s Wrong With Monotony?, promises to live up to the zany reputation of the festival in that it says it is a play that doesn’t like plays and has been written to satirise all of them.
As the comedy begins we meet our couch potato hero who is suffering from writers block. Despite pleas from everybody around him he is unable to motivate himself.
“Why do we bother to put on plays in the first place?” he says. “What’s wrong with monotony?”
Will he be able to prise himself from his sofa and produce something? Will the director finally get him to write a play? Or will the actors have to improvise the whole thing?
Unpredictable and inventive, there is a good chance this play is unlike anything you have ever seen before.
What’s Wrong With Monotony? is on at the Rialto Theatre in Brighton from the 4-6 May. Teatime performances at 5.15pm each day.