Pick of the Fringe Launch Night Special

Pick of the Fringe Launch Night Special, kicked off Brighton Fringe at The Warren with fragments of 7 shows. 

he mysteriously disappeared towards the end of the evening

The duo from The Establishment opened the event gracefully with the summit of their act being, of course, Brexit - asking the question whether it will be a ‘soft or a hard exit?’ and the double meaning was well received by the audience. At one point they addressed one of the audience members as ‘The Queen’ and asked the audience to stand up in a gesture of comic respect.

The host, Mike, arrived and humorously presented the rest of the performers. His presentation was light and sometimes funny, yet it lacked energy and he mysteriously disappeared towards the end of the evening, leaving the role to the performers from the duo Zach & Viggo.

All 7 acts were light entertainment except the last one: The Cabaret from the Shadows was poetic and vulgar at the same time, lovely visuals though not appropriate for kids - the same for most of the acts although this was not mentioned in the programme.

While all the performers were professional and fairly good, this event could have been more in line with the festival spirit with a wider variety of genres in the acts presented. The order of the acts could also have been arranged to create a better vibe and energy towards the end, nevertheless this one hour launch event was light, entertaining and occasionally dark.

Reviews by I Nelly Lewis

Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant

Huggers

★★★
Komedia Main Space

We Are Ian

★★★★★
Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant

Science Magic

★★
The Warren: Studio 2

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

★★★★
The Warren: Main House

Christopher Nibble

★★★
The Warren: Main House

Pick of the Fringe Launch Night Special

★★

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The Blurb

A sensational line-up of fringe favourites join forces to launch Brighton Fringe 2017 at The Warren. "The Warren is heralding a new force to be reckoned with in Brighton and beyond" (The Independent), "Otherplace don't just have their fingers on the pulse, they're the pacemakers" (Time Out).