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As Brighton Fringe gears up for 2016, Broadway Baby offers a preview of the shows, the people and the world that is Brighton Fringe. We’ve been speaking to participants from around the Fringe and asked them to give us an insight into their shows.

The visual spectacle of it makes it rather special, it adds an element of magic.

Name Katy Matthews

Show Un-titled

Tell us a bit about yourself

I'm the writer / producer of the play. Although I've had plays performed before, this is the first I have submitted for the fringe festival. I've also worked for the past 5 years as stage manager for local comedy, The Treason Show.

Can you tell us a little bit about your show, what can we expect?

It revolves around an elderly artist who is looking back on her life and talking to the works of art in her studio. She must to verbal battle with a marble bust, a laughing cavalier print and a cubist portrait to name a few! Its not just about art, but the decisions we make in life. Audiences can expect plenty of humour, but pathos too.

Why did you decide to perform your show at the Brighton Fringe?

The fringe is a great space for showcasing new writing and the atmosphere it creates can be quite exciting. Having assisted in putting on previous productions before in the fringe, it also seemed like the next inevitable step to develop as not only a writer, but producer.

What makes your show different?

The visual spectacle of it makes it rather special. People go from inanimate paintings to real people within the space of a brief lighting change. It adds an element of magic. It covers a lot of different ideas that will get an audience thinking, and the humour of the piece makes it a very enjoyable journey!

Who would enjoy seeing your show?

Naturally art lovers, but the accessibility of the show and its sense of spectacle we believe brings the subject matter to a broader audience.

What has been the best advice you have been given?

It's never too early to start planning for the fringe!

What show, apart from yours, would you recommend at the Brighton Fringe and why?

Well naturally I'd recommend The Treason Show, but I'm a bit biased there! But there's also a fantastic sounding children's play on at the same venue as us, The Sentence Snatchers, it's full of clever imaginative ideas and lots of puns (I love a pun!)

What do you think audiences will enjoy the most about your show?

I think the humour and the fact that one of the key messages of the play is about making art more than an elitist topic for discussion. There's often a lot of pretension surrounding it and we wanted to dispel this. Art belongs to us all.

Un-titled is appearing at The Rialto Theatre, 15, 29 May, 5 Jun 15:00 8 May 13:00


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