Welcome! Here’s details of our new show:


Ever wondered what it would be like to get totally away from it all?  Somewhere really remote – like Canada’s Northwest Territories?  Maybe you’d opt for a little log cabin and commune with nature.  You might even go a touch stir crazy. This is the premise of Bear North – a story told through a series of bittersweet, and often very funny, Cajun-type folk songs (and the odd bit of delightful spoken word). Our keytar playing guide is award-winning comedian and director Roy Hutchins, performing alongside Perrier-winning (for her work with Pookiesnackenburger) fiddle player Sue Bradley, virtuoso Blues guitarist Dr Blue and the spoken word artist Caitlin McKeon – all of whom are wonderfully upstaged by a dancing bear (who’d work with animals?), beautifully and comically realised by Tom Mckeon. There’s so much to enjoy here: evocations of waterfalls and flying bears; busy beavers; a naughty wild lynx – and much more besides. It’s funny and also uplifting, somewhat transcendent… leaving you with the feeling that somehow you’ve been there in dream – that you did once, perhaps, fly cradled in the talons of an eagle towards the Aurora Borealis. Once more Brainfruit (the production company responsible, and recent winners of the Wellington Fringe’s Best Ensemble Award for their show ‘Fiery Tongues’) have come up with an original, hardtopigeon-hole, flight of fancy. Go see. Join in. Brush up on your French.

Here’s the gigs we’ve got coming up:

05 April at Bom Banes,24 George St, Brighton BN2 1R,  (just off St James’ St) – 19.30  including supper  £10.00  Contact janebombane@yahoo.co.uk for tickets/details and menu SOLD OUT

19 April at Junkyard Dogs 142 Edward St BN2 0JG  Free preview – benefit gig by donation for Save the Bears www.worldanimalprotection.org.uk  (we’ll pass the charity’s collection boxes around at the end) details and reservations from admin@brainfruit.org.uk  

Then for Sweet @ The Welly at the Wellington Pub, 70 Upper Gloucester Road BN1 3LQ  £10/£5

04 May 2018 21:40 – 22:30   

05 May 2018 13:40 – 14:30   

09 May 2018 19:00 – 19:50   

11 May 2018 17:40 – 18:30  

16 May 2018 19:00 – 19:50

19 May 2018 13:40 – 14:30 

Tickets available at www.brightonfringe.org you’re best off booking through them – though if you have any difficulty, do let us know and we’ll sort it out.