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2:00pm Wednesday 20th May 2009 in Argus Angels award winners
A golden statue has been awarded to a theatre company for its Brighton Festival Fringe show.
The Argus Angel was presented to Squaremoon for its atmospheric performance of the imprisonment of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst. Nourish, performed in The Old Police Cells Museum in Brighton Town Hall, follows the relationship between Sylvia and her war-dress when she went on hunger, thirst and sleep strike in Holloway prison in 1913.
Argus reviewer Emily-Ann Elliott said: “It was hard to find fault with this eye opening portrayal of a piece of our history.”
Another Angel was awarded to Bourgeois and Maurice’s outrageous cabaret show Social Work at Brighton’s Komedia, which considers the taboos and pitfalls of modern society.
Clare Younger, festival reviewer for Three Weeks, said: “This was riotous neo-cabaret, inspired by and pointedly directed at the narcissistic 21st century consumer.”
Argus Angels recognise outstanding contributions to the Brighton Festival and Fringe.
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