Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

Have you seen your favourite show of the Fringe yet? There have been some stellar hits and some definite misses, but with some five star performances just starting their runs it could be that your favourite show of Brighton Fringe 2019 is yet to come.

There are still lots of opportunities to be amazed

Incredible acrobatics, astonishing acts of daring and a heartfelt narrative means that Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams (The Warren: The Hat, 4 May-2 June, various times) certainly packs a punch. Based on the true story of real-life jugglers Bibi and Bichu, this family friendly show is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

It might be a bold move to call your show Unmythable (The Warren: The Hat, 24-25 May, 18:00), but this inventive interpretation of all the Greek myths might just pull it off. With only three women playing all of the legendary heroes, monsters and more, this unique blend of comedy, cross-dressing, stories and songs promises to be fast-paced fun.

If you were enchanted by Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns last Christmas, then Eliza von Poppins Presents...A Practically Perfect Guide To Living (The Warren: The Burrow, 24-27 May, 12:00) might just be the spoonful of sugar you’re looking for. Inspired by Julie Andrews herself, follow Eliza von Poppins with her seven steps to get on the path to (practical) perfection.

Back again this year is the ever popular (and multi-award winning) Cinebra: A History of Horror (Rialto Theatre, 24-25 May, 21:45). Join Sophie and Megan in this most unusual musical-horror hybrid that will leave you not sure whether you should laugh or scream.

Two actors, one story and plenty of five star reviews: A Steady Rain (The Lantern @ Act, 24-26 May, 19:30, 26 May, 14:30) guarantees to be something special. Follow the story of friends Denny and Joey, who are used to the tough streets of Chicago, as their complicated lives begin to unravel. Watch out for the incredible technical effects that create live rain pouring onto the stage and an acting master class from the two leads that will blow you away.

With too many top quality shows to mention, there are still lots of opportunities to be amazed and to find your favourite Fringe show in this penultimate weekend.

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One show. Three actors. All the Greek myths. Legendary heroes, psychotic dragons and randy gods go head-to-head in a hilarious and unforgettable journey. An anarchic blend of comedy, cross-dressing, stories and songs, ‘Unmythable’ plays in Brighton for the very first time… 

A Steady Rain

A Steady Rain

Biilled as a dark duologue between two Chicago policemen and you would be forgiven for thinking that A Steady Rain might be categorised as 'niche' theatre. In a stripped back stage with two chairs and some empty beer cans and bottles, the audience first experiences the steady rain from the title, as it rains throughout: it is literally a curtain of rain which even makes the air moist… 

Eliza von Poppins presents... A Practically Perfect Guide to Living

Eliza von Poppins presents... A Practically Perfect Guide to Living

Do you want to know how to solve your problems and become practically perfect in every way? Whenever you are in a stew, just ask “What would Julie Andrews do?” Eliza von Poppins shows you the seven steps to practical perfection in an interactive, showtune-fuelled life-coaching session: “Becoming who you want to be is as simple as ‘do-re-mi’” … 

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus Abyssinia weaves the dreams of its cast through heart-stopping feats of acrobatic daring. Inspired by real-life jugglers Bibi and Bichu, the show tells the tale of two young Ethiopian brothers who dreamed of the circus in a country without one… 

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