Let’s See What Happens

5 October, The Eastbourne, Hastings Fringe in the ‘Stings 2017 Stand-up comedy can be a tense traction of interplay between audience and raconteur, even at its best. And for Sanjay Parbhu’s Let’s See What Happens show this was amplified by a slow stream of punters entering in late, along with his self-admitted and ruffled nervous…

Sonic Delusion

5 October, Common Room Fringe in the ‘Stings 2017 Hailing from the westside, New Plymouth, Sonic Delusion’s Andre Manella jumped venues and time slots within the Fringe schedule and landed bright and light in Common Room, a perfect location for his singular whole band sound. There is a decent size crowd listening with comings and…

A Guy, a Girl, a Lawnmower / Husbands and Other Lovers

5 October, The Eastbourne, Hastings Fringe in the ‘Stings 2017 A Girl, A Guy, A Lawnmower In the fading daylight, from behind what used to be the service counter of the old Opera Kitchen, pop a pair of shrouded figures, mismatched in height, striking a Beckettian tableau. What are they wearing? Hijabs? Witches’ robes? No,…

Fringe in the ‘Stings

October 14, 2017 I spent last night laughing in the Common Room on the first, inaugural evening of the Fringe Festival in Hastings. At the injunction to save the event from being “just a few weirdos dressing up and talking to themselves”, I scootered at breakneck speed across town like a 12-year-old, grazing my knee…