Fringe Review

Died Blondes: A Review from Cat James

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Joan Ellis’ Platinum Performance The joy and pain of any fringe, whether it’s Ventnor or Edinburgh, starts with a game of chance. No matter how expertly the festival is curated,…

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Laughter Lines: A Review from The Front Room

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  Anyone of a prudish and nervous disposition should not have been at The Ventnor Arts Club (part of  the Ventnor Fringe Festival) as Donna Jones MBE and Joan Ellis…

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Doris Dodo’s Elegy Emporium and Olbituary Office

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“Where trees grow is where we are hidden, Ends are seen and endings are written”. Will you find this year’s Secret Venue? Proprietor of the Elegy Emporium and affiliated Olbituary…

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5 minutes with Heady Conduct

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Heady Conduct, hello! What a great name for a theatre company, it means Exhilarating Behaviour right? Hopefully you’ll be exhilarated by everything at the fringe this week! What three words…

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A Quick Chat With 5 Tales of Love and Madness

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A QUICK CHAT WITH 5 TALES OF LOVE AND MADNESS   Here at Ventnor Fringe we are all about making all types of art and performance accessible to lots of…

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5 Great Things to do at the Fringe for Free!

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5 GREAT THINGS TO DO AT THE FRINGE FOR FREE! Free Fringe Producer Jack Barnes takes a look at what’s on offer     DISCOVER THE UNIQUE BOOK BUS  …

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Interview: Jim Willis

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What is your creative passion, Jim? I am an amateur film maker I suppose you could say, well I’ve written scripts and had films made, and I help out Jack…

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Are We There Yet?

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As mentioned in the first issue of this year’s Fringe Review; we’ve been talking to some of the creative people Ventnor has produced, maintained or incubated over the years. To…

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Dead Blondes

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The first half of Died Blondes is a monologue in the form of a letter to David Blakey, Ruth’s victim and late-boyfriend. Local author, Joan Ellis’ portrayal of convicted murderer…

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History Repeating

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It was a strange day today. Walking round town, taking in the sights of the Ventnor International Festival; I was taken back in time. There is a definite feel of…

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