Sweet Venues Brighton Fringe 2016 – Brand New Festival Venues Arrive
For Brighton Fringe 2016, Sweet Venues will be running four venues, hosting a total of 70 shows, with over 400 performances throughout the month.
Following a merger last year with established Hove venue, The Dukebox Theatre, Sweet Venues were the venue partner for the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence at Edinburgh Fringe in 2015, so will be hosting the winning show Police Cops from emerging company This Theatre in Brighton this May.
Police Cops is an hilarious 1970s movie-style ‘buddy cop’ show, featuring three exceptionally talented performers as they follow rookie cop Jimmy Johnson through his journey to become the best cop ever, through multi-character comedy with incredible physical theatre choreography.
Several of the other shows shortlisted for the award will also be appearing as part of Sweet Venues’ offering; The Bookbinder, Confessions of a Red-Headed Coffee Shop Girl, Involuntary Noises: The Songs of Jody Trehy and The Unknown Soldier.
Sweet are also proud to be hosting four out of the ten shows selected by the Brighton Fringe to be a part of their flagship WINDOW scheme, which showcases high-quality shows which are considered ready to tour. These shows are Deep In The Heart of Me, Groomed, Mummy or The Art of Saying Goodbye, and Whisky Tango Foxtrot.
Other highlights include work from a range of local artists, such as Andy and Sarah’s Rantomime, Joseph and Stacy: Live, Helen, Year Without Summer and We Come in Peace. Highlights for families include Beards! Beards! Beards! and Doktor James’ Akademy of Evil.
Sweet are also thrilled to be welcoming back some past companies who have been recognised for their contribution to new writing, including last year’s New Writing South award-winners Broken Silence Theatre with their new piece Necessity, and Twenty Two One with Sex, Strokes, Death, Denial.
Sweet Venues’ Artistic Director, JD Henshaw, said, “Sweet Venues is delighted to arrive at the Brighton Fringe after two and half years of work, building towards launching our venues at the largest arts festival in England.”
“We’re proud to be presenting performance and events from amazing local companies, established Edinburgh Fringe successes, and award-winning international productions in our 2016 programme. Being a part of Brighton Fringe is incredibly important to us, and we cannot wait to open not only our 2016 shows, but all the productions that will arrive at Sweet for many years to come.”