Cinebra: A History of Horror is showing in Brighton as part of Brighton Fringe 2017 at Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Rd, Brighton
BN1 3FE on 10, 11, 12, and16 May at 22:15 and on 18 May 21:00.
Tickets are £10 (£7 concs).The show is 1 hour 15 minutes in length.
If you want to know what else is on at Brighton Fringe with an LBQ theme, check out our article Brighton Fringe is full of flavour which links through to 25 different performances that will be of interest.
I have a confession. I’m not much of a fan of horror films, but that didn’t stop me enjoying Cinebra’s ‘presentation’ on a history of horror.
Guiding us through the show are lovable characters Megan and Sophie, two seventeen year old girls who LOVE horror films. But the cabaret-cum-theatre show is less about their relationship to the films, and more about the relationship between the pair.
Megan, played by Ro Robertson (aka drag queen Rococo Chanel) and Sophie, played by Alexander Joseph Mills (aka drag queen Lydia L’scabies) embody their teen characters with precision - not once slipping - and dropping in plenty of teen slang in to the show.
The show features a range of original and rewritten songs, accompanied by Megan on ukulele, that are not only hilarious but also well performed, featuring some nice harmonies.
Of course, this is a horror show, and the way the girls intertwine narratives from classic films into the show is extremely clever, bringing in tropes from Scream, Carrie and The Exorcist as the ‘presentation’ takes a back seat to the madness unfolding. At times it’s actually scary too - highlighted by an audience member screaming when a loud noise took them by surprise.
The world that Cinebra have created is a joy to be part of. I look forward to seeing what they come up with next - for now i’ll just watch their cover of Rebecca Black’s Friday on repeat… “murdering, murdering - yeah!”.
Movie lovers Sophie and Megan invite you to their seminar! After a vintage shopping trip with the most popular girl in college, Megan has acquired a haunted necklace. As the seminar progresses through scares and song, a threatening supernatural force begins to rear its head. As Sophie and Megan’s own horror narrative begins to unravel, they wonder who will be the final girl? A multimedia frenzy featuring live scares and unforgettable songs, this show is a unique, heart-wrenching, hybrid horror/musical comedy that leaves you convulsing in terror and delight!