This month I will be talking to different acts that are taking part in the Brighton Fringe Festival. Today I speak to Tiny Dynamite about their Wes Anderson themed show.
Location: Sweet@The Poets pub in Hove
Date: 12th- 15th May
Ticket Price: £6-£8
Hello! Tell us about your act ?
The various members of Tiny Dynamite have been performing improv – in various permutations – in Brighton for many years. We love the freedom and collaboration of improv and we’re excited to be applying that spirit of creativity to the work of Wes Anderson, a filmmaker we all really love. So it’ll be a very affectionate tribute, with loads of familiar Wes elements, as well as the (quite high) possibility that it could all go off the rails at any moment.
How did you come up with the name of your show that you are taking to the Brighton Fringe?
Ben mentioned the name in passing as a cool idea he’d thought of. We all thought it sounded like an exciting concept so we built the show backwards from the name.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
We’ve taken a fairly classic three-act improv show structure – called a Harold – and modified it so we can weave in more Anderson elements. In amongst the silliness, there will be capers, awkwardly expressed emotions, troubled families, precocious children and a smattering of wistful nostalgia.
What can people expect from your Brighton Fringe performance?
To laugh, to be moved, and to feel compelled to head home and watch a Wes Anderson film!
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the Fringe?
Do the Thing and Fanny Dent, and check out DOCUMENTARY as part of a showcase at The Poets.
How are the rehearsals going?
Good! It’s really fun seeing it all coming together.
Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
We haven’t. We were due to debut in 2020 with a different show but we all know what happened there. We all love shows that seem to spiral into chaos but maintain a thread that joins it all together.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Brighton Fringe next year?
Just go for it: creativity and laughter are so important and if you can contribute more, you absolutely should!
What are your three favourite things about Brighton?
The sea, the accepting attitudes the pairs of legs adorning the Dukes cinemas
Leafleting and promotion through the streets of Brighton is a huge part of the festival – what are your tips for flyering?
Use recycled and recyclable materials
Tell us about your average day on a festival show run?
It’s pretty much the same as an average day outside a festival show run, but with more adrenaline and performing!
Performing by the sea as well, that surely makes the fringe all that much more fun?
Absolutely! And in May it is usually warm enough for a dip.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
Search ‘Tiny Dynamite’ on Facebook
And Finally finish this sentence – ‘you should see our show at Brighton Fringe because…….
It will blow your mind.