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The Common Land returns to Brighton 1 - 4 October 2014

When a Brighton Fringe Reviewer who has already seen a play likes it enough to go and see it again, then that's a good sign, in fact it's a really good sign.

The play in question is The Common Land and news is that it is great.  I'm excited.

Returning to Brighton after receiving accolades during this year's Fringe they are back for four nights this week at the Broadway Bar (formerly Upstairs at the Three and Ten).

So, to fill us in with a bit more info here's Greg to tell us about the show.



Having met while they were living and studying in Brighton for three years, Kyle Ross and Joel Samuels formed Fine Mess Theatre in 2013. They are back in town with the company’s production of ‘The Common Land’. Part love story and part revenge tragedy, the play is a one-man show performed by Joel as the character of Tom Head. Tom is bullied at school and abused at home, his life is one long streak of misery until a chance meeting with a girl called Leah leads to him making a friend and plotting his revenge.

Joel (writer and performer of the Common Land) trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts with a Leverhulme Scholarship. He previously studied Drama and English at the University of Sussex. The Common Land is set in the Fens in East Anglia where Joel spent half his childhood and much of the scenery of the play is directly lifted from real life locations.


The show previously appeared in Brighton as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival, where it won ‘Pick of the Fringe’ and a transfer to the Rose Theatre, Kingston as part of the International Youth Arts Festival. During its run in Kingston it was awarded ‘Best of the Fest.’ The show also features original music from the Melodic – a Brixton-based afro-folk foursome who also spent a lot of time in Brighton as students and is directed by up and coming young director Anthony Lau – currently in rehearsals at the Young Vic in London.

It runs in Brighton at Otherplace's Broadway Bar (formerly Upstairs at the Three and Ten) from October 1st - October 4th 2014.

Tickets: Buy tickets at Otherplace

written by Greg McEwan, director at Butterfly Effect PR

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