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Two very different Christmas Events



Good morning one and all,

My group, A Fish Called Improv, are producing 2 very different events for Christmas down at the Temple Bar, Western Road, Brighton.  One is an improv’d Dickensian extravaganza and other is an acted piece from one of Britain’s literary national treasures, Alan Bennett.

For your delectation here are the details:

Thurday 16th December (Show start 9pm)

A Christmas Twist

A Fish Called Improv perform their very own Dickensian Christmas tale with mountains of mince pies, mulled wine, Christmas Carols, dark humour and a stolen Santa.

Come One come All for Yuletide is nigh,

St Nick in full-sackedness and spirits right high,

Quaff wine that is mulled and pies that are minced,

And join our irreverent Christmas Twist.

Doors 8pm / Show at 9pm

Price £2. Tickets from me or:

More about us at:

Sunday 19th December

Talking Heads Double Bill

Upstairs at the Temple Bar (Drinks available from the downstairs bar)

4pm- 6pm show (Including short interval)

£5 tickets from

A Chip in the Sugar – performed by Simon Topping

A Lady of Letters – performed by Nicola Dane

Two compelling performances of Bennett’s masterful monologues.

Wry observation, knowing irony and tender understatement.

Actors reviews from Enjoying Alan Bennett, 2009

“The young actors brought Bennett’s words to life …Simon Topping’s A Chip In The Sugar extract particularly standing out… Nicola Dane also made three classic Bennett characters her own: the redoubtable Mrs Hopkins from Me, I’m Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, the unwitting foot masseur Miss Fozzard and The Lady In The Van herself, Miss Shepherd.” (The Argus)

“Other highlights: the lascivious ‘Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet’ and ‘The Lady In The Van’ brought to life with acuity by Nicola Dane.” (Latest 7)


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