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Sussex at the Brighton Fringe

Bryony Kimmings

Staff and students at Sussex are involved in this year’s Brighton Fringe. Known for supporting emerging and established performers to try out new work, as well as its focus on community participation, the Fringe is taking place from 3 May to 2 June. Here we share a selection of highlights.

Bryony Kimmings – 3 to 7 May

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) on campus will host a headline performance for the opening weekend. I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is a powerful, dark and joyful work about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength. Bryony Kimmings combines personal stories with epic film, soundscapes and ethereal music to huge critical acclaim. Following its opening run in London, the Brighton dates will be the first for the show outside the capital.

Kisses in the Dark – 4 to 5 May

Members of Sussex University Drama Society (SUDS) will be directing and performing an original work at The Richmond. Using physical theatre, Kisses in the Dark explores relationships, morality and how decisions can ultimately affect our lives.

Beware the Cat – 10 May

During its first year as a Brighton Fringe venue, ACCA will also host Beware the Cat on 10 May. This theatre adaptation of the world’s first English novel – a little-known satire of magic and religious controversy written in 1552 – will be brought to life by Dr Rachel Stenner from the School of English at Sussex and researchers at the Universities of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam, in collaboration with Terry O’Connor from UK theatre ensemble Forced Entertainment.

BSMS Medic Revue 23 to 25 May

Written, cast and crewed by students at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), the Medic Revue containing comedy sketches, songs and videos promises to take you on an exploration of medicine and the NHS in a way that will leave you laughing for hours.

Follow your food – 30 May

Back on campus, the BSMS anatomy team is inviting people to follow their food’s journey from the mouth through the gut. Suitable for ages 10 and over, this half term event will include interactive demonstrations and advice on gut health. Donations on the door will go to the charity Crohn’s & Colitis UK.

Further information

Visit the Brighton Fringe website to view the full programme.

The University of Sussex is also a major sponsor of the Brighton Festival, which runs from 4-26 May. Learn more.


Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Wednesday, 10 April 2019

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