By now, we hope you have enjoyed a drink or two at the new site for The Warren or an evening at Brighton Spiegeltent. As we head into our third week of Brighton Fringe festival, BN1 Magazine has some recommendations if you’re still unsure what to go and see. From comedy to a one-of-a-kind participatory experience…take a look at the ones to watch this week.
THE JOHNNY CASH STORY
Following sell-out shows and standing ovations at Edinburgh Fringe, The Johnny Cash Story premiers at Brighton Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the 18- time Grammy winner. Immerse yourself in the world of the ‘Man in Black’ in this ground-breaking “show-umentary” format. Powerful renditions of ‘Folsom Prison’, ‘Ring Of Fire’, ‘Man In Black’, and ‘Hurt’, delivered with authenticity by Jamie Rodden, whose Cash interpretations have won critics and audiences all over Europe.“powerful and compelling singer” Fringe Guru.
The Warren: The Hat, Tues 14 – Thurs 16 May 20.00
DESPITE EVERYTHING, PRICE STILL INCLUDES BISCUITS
Naomi Paul’s satirical four-star show is complete with original songs, topical stories and Jewish humour. Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits is poignant, funny and ultimately uplifting. With biscuits, of course. ‘A fine comic celebration of modern Britain’, [British Theatre Guide]. ‘A sprinkling of nicely observed Victoria Wood-style songs adds to the charm’ [Ludlow Fringe] ‘Fabulous – sharp, cultural, witty, poignant and very VERY funny’ [Birmingham Fest].
Junkyard Dogs: The Kennel, Wed 15 – Thurs 16 May, 18.30
Sleeping Beauty is a one-to-one participatory performance that approaches sexuality through power and role play. Performances at The Old Market on May 16, 17 and 18 from 10 pm. The performance offers an opportunity to carry out fantasies with a ‘sleeping’ person. The participant can choose to be either the sleeper or the visitor, and bring accessories or props to their liking. Tickets cannot be booked in advance, but audience is invited to queue from half an hour prior to the event starting.
The Old Market – Stage, Thurs 16 & Sat 18 May 22.00, Fri 17 May 22.45
CLUB DE FROMAGE
Forget Eurovision and join Club de Fromage, “The unofficial institute of cheese” (Time Out), for a romp the decades at London’s legendary pop time machine! Expect sing-alongs, their anarchic stage show, hula hooping, confetti cannons plus the finest pop, rock, disco and power ballads known to humanity. Lay your dignity at the door and prepare to dance like no one is watching! Clubdefromage.com
Brighton Spiegeltent, Sat 18 May 23.00