Brighton Fringe 2017

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20 and 27 May 2017   –   Enter the Dragons (A&E Comedy)

A&E Comedy 1

Photos: Georgia Apsion

A&E Comedy 2

Enter The Dragons is a frank, funny and fearless show about the pressures facing women as they age. It takes the archetypal Hero’s quest and reframes it for the mature woman in the modern world. It unashamedly subverts prevailing ideas about beauty, sex and feminism in 60 minutes of action-packed, tightly written performance. In all a knock-out combination of joy and dissent for anyone who is considering ageing. Written and performed by Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards, directed by Toby Park (Spymonkey) and Will Kerley, designed by Lucy Bradridge (Spymonkey). Age recommendation 14+

Audience feedback:
“Hilarious, life-affirming but also thought-provoking stuff. An artistically brilliant, innovative take on ageing which managed to skewer so many experiences and shed light on some fundamental truths.”
“I’m 25 and it spoke to me so much – I’m fed so much stuff everywhere about looking young, being young, looking after myself now for the future and it’s so much pressure. Was nice to be told getting old is okay!”

Saturday 20 and Saturday 27 May at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions), and are available through the Fringe box office.

20 May – Accompanying Workshop

12noon to 2pm, for women 50+ who want to find their funny bones, led by Emma and Abigail, with an option to appear in the show.
Tickets £3.50

3 and 4 June – She Denied Nothing  (Actors of Dionysus)


3 Jun
15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, and 4 Jun 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:30, 19:30.
Tickets £4.14 fom the Fringe box office.

AOD’s (Actors of Dionysus) ‘She Denied Nothing’ draws inspiration from Sophocles’s masterpiece, Antigone. This provocative theatrical installation, created by Faye Hughes, immerses the audience as ‘walking wounded’ in a military hospital during a brutal civil war. Tensions mount, violence escalates and two women fight their maternal urges, in a battle against each other.

Reviews for ‘Helen’ at Brighton Fringe 2016:
“So many ravishing moments… astonishing and unforgettable” (Fringe Review).

Praise for Faye Hughes:
“I am not sure if it is theatre, or perhaps art? All I can be certain of is my desire to see it again” (Karina Joplin).