My Brighton Fringe 2015 – The People Behind the Fringe

Published On May 12, 2015 | By We Love Brighton | Brighton Fringe 2015

Brighton Fringe has taken over our City once more and we couldn’t be happier! We sneaked ‘backstage’ and had a chat to the people involved to find our their take on the Fringe and why they love Brighton!


7STUSBoogaloo Stu 

1. Who are you?

I’m Boogaloo Stu. Performer, artiste, full-time idiot and host of Brighton Nights every weeknight on Juice 107.2.

2. Is there a particular show or event that you’re looking forward to this year’s Fringe?

There’s all kinds of goodies in store, isn’t there? It’s a real vintage year. I don’t actually have much time spare in May to see much as I’m very busy with the radio show along with a multitude of other showbiz commitments. But I’m looking forward to Christeene at the Marlborough. And David Hoyle at the Spiegeltent. Most of all though I’m looking forward to my own show Crimplene Millionaire at the Bosco, of course!

3. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen at Brighton Fringe?

MC Cashback’s show last year was a gem, and during the show he prepared a delicious lasagne which he served up to everyone at the end of the show.

4. Why do you love Brighton?

I know people are always banging on about how diverse, tolerant and creative Brighton is – but it’s all true! Originality seems to flourish here and I hope it will stay that way. It’s just a really special place, quite unique.


ZoeZoe Lyons

1. Who are you?

My name is Zoe Lyons, I am a comedian who is sometimes seen on telly occasionally heard on the radio and frequently seen walking my dog along the Brighton sea front. I am a clown, a procrastinator and a lover of beef burgers. ” Snow” is my favourite word.

2. Is there a particular show or event that you’re looking forward to this year’s Fringe?

Without doubt it has to be The Christeene Machine at The Marlborough Theatre. I saw the show in Edinburgh this year after a pal recommended it. It blew my tiny mind. All I would say is don’t sit near the front and but if you do have to make sure you are wearing something stain resistant.

3. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen at Brighton Fringe?

I have seen a few cabaret performances over the years that have been beautifully odd and slightly unnerving. The type of thing that as you are watching it you are not quite sure if you are enjoying it or not. There have also been a few dance shows I just didn’t “get”. I like a bit of contemporary dance but every now and again you see a piece that is just too “out there” for my, obviously, unsophisticated taste.

4. Why do you love Brighton?

I have moved around a lot in my life. I grew up in Ireland and Scotland and lived in London for many years. I never felt attached to anywhere, I never had a home so to speak until I moved here. I love this city so much because it is without doubt my home.


Julian-CaddyJulian Caddy

1.Who are you?

I’m Managing Director of Brighton Fringe Ltd, the charity that runs the central administration of the annual Brighton Fringe festival.

2. Is there a particular show or event that you’re looking forward to this year’s Fringe?

It’s difficult to choose really. The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World. It’s a group from Poland with a life-sized elephant and giraffe that will be parading around town.  There is also a brilliant music show from the Netherlands called PAND 7090, where the audience is crammed into a small container with four musicians.

3. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen at Brighton Fringe?

I don’t see Brighton Fringe or the shows within it as being weird and I find that perception more as a reflection of a conservative pervading culture than on Brighton Fringe as a creative platform. I’m confident that attitudes will change in time, however.

4. Why do you love Brighton?

It is a place where people can express themselves without fear.  The culture of freedom is vital for a healthy society and Brighton embodies that.


ida-barrChristopher Green 

1. Who are you?

I am Christopher Green.  I am a writer and performer, bringing two festival favourites back to the Fringe. A brand new show from Country singer Tina C. and Ida Barr’s very popular comedy bingo show.

2. Is there a particular show or event that you’re looking forward to this year’s Fringe?

I love the Eggs Collective girls from Manchester.

3. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen at Brighton Fringe?

Last year when Southern Water took Ida Barr into the Brighton sewers to host a game of bingo.

4. Why do you love Brighton?

Because Brighton audiences are that great mix of smart and fun!

Check out the rest of our Brighton Fringe coverage including guides, previews and reviews here!

About The Writer

Giving great content to Brighton lovers everywhere. Sign up to our newsletter and like us on Facebook to keep in the know. Then do something really useful and keep us in the know by commenting below...