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Biggest ever Brighton Fringe mixes traditional and global arts

This year's Brighton Fringe festival is simply its biggest yet with a staggering one thousand shows spanning every art form imaginable.

Its become so big in fact that some believe it can now compete with its counterpart in Edinburgh.

And with more than 300 world premiers, its attracting not just traditional storytelling but international art and artists.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Rikki Tarascas, director of 'La Llorona', Sarah Slator of This Is My Theatre, and Falk Hubner, director of 'I Will Carry You Over Hard Times'.

New play 'Shell Shock' to challenge the stigma of PTSD and mental health

Between 2007 and 2015, 450 military personnel were discharged from the British services due to post-traumatic stress.

But, of course, trauma and loss are something we all face, and a new play appearing in this month's Brighton Fringe is hoping to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to writer and former soldier Neil Watkins, director Tim Mariott, actor Tom Page and military psychologist Prof Jamie Hughes.


Puppets in churches, dancers in tree houses, acrobats in tents - new highs for the Brighton Fringe

How would you like your home to be transformed into a theatre, or your church turned into a puppet show?

These are just two of the ways producers are putting on acts at this year's Brighton Fringe - the Festival's little brother that's growing even bigger.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Lisa Peck, director of House, Julian Caddy, managing director of the Brighton Fringe, Julie Everton, co-writer of The Bombing of the Grand Hotel, and Chris Cresswell, director of Lost in Transit.