INN CROWD AT BRIGHTON FRINGE
On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018, Applause Rural Touring and Creative Arts East present an Inn Crowd Showcase at the Sweet Dukebox Theatre as part of the Brighton Fringe. The showcase is an opportunity for interested landlords, pub goers, other rural touring networks and all audiences with an interest in energetic, inspiring, inventive and interactive spoken word and live literature to experience a range of shows and performers who participate in the project.
There will be two ‘scratch’ performances on the Saturday followed by three shows on each evening at 6.15pm, 7.45pm and 9.15pm.
Saturday 5th May
Sat 5th May – 13.30 – Byron Vincent: Instagramming the Apocalypse
Sat 5th May – 14.45 – Andrew James Brown: The Moon Under Water
A rip-roaring roam around the world, this incredible true story is told in a frank and honest way, with laughter and surprise at every twist and turn in this whirlwind of an adventure.
“A powerhouse of a spoken word show from a phenomenon of a performer…grab a ticket with both hands” Edinburgh Fringe Review
A beautiful, funny story from the creator of John Peel’s Shed, about how finding an old collection of copies of The Radio Times leads him to piecing together the life of someone he barely knew and looks at the changing nature of the way we all watch television.
Join Lord Byron, the most notorious figure from literary history, for a stiff drink. Paul Huntley-Thomas combines Byron’s poetry and improvisational comedy for an interactive night like no other.
“Carefully controlled chaos…the audience gets to be up close and personal with this charismatic character.” British Theatre Guide
Sunday 6th May
How do you find yourself when you find yourself where you don’t belong? This is a story about being the first punk in the village, and the only trainspotter in eyeliner. Energetic and engaging, fusing elements of theatre, storytelling, comedy, stand up poetry and even a bit of ukulele.
“Intricate humour, surreal fantasy, sharp irony and wit” The Independent
Poets Mark Grist and Tim Clare’s new show puts power in the hands of the audience. With interactive voting, the audience choose the direction of the show, reward the poet that panders to their whims and even decide what they want poems about. Revel in the power! Seize the reins of poetry! Change the World!
Flamboyant, political, and riotously funny, Luke Wright pens inventive poems with zeal and heart. This show features fresh poems alongside the best of the back catalogue. Expect small-town tragedy, national farce, and a raconteur at the top of his game.
“One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation” The Independent
Sweet Dukebox Theatre
3 Waterloo Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1AQ: located within The Southern Belle Pub and Guesthouse
Tickets: £7, £5 conc www.brightonfringe.org