5:44pm Wednesday 13th May 2009
By Duncan Hall - festival blog
IT seems hard to believe but we have now reached the halfway point of Brighton Festival and Fringe.
And it feels strange, because in some ways I'm still waiting for that big show to come - the one that gets everyone talking, and that you can't really escape from.
Last year we had The Tom Tom Club at the Udderbelly, Shakespeare A La Carte at Pizza Express and Loops at the Theatre Royal among others.
This year, aside from Tabu on Hove Lawns, there doesn't seem to have been anything setting the world alight.
Mind you that might be changing this week as the Festival brings out its big guns after the disappointment of Breaking News.
My colleague Nione saw The Playboy Of The Western World last night and promptly gave it an Argus Angel.
She's off to see another potential contender tonight, The Erpingham Camp, which is taking over the Palace Pier, although I think it could be a bit of a raw night to be standing out on the pier.
Whether Kurva will get a good reception is another matter. The festival programme has said it is being performed in Catalan, something which the organisers denied when I interviewed them. That show isn't sold out though so I wonder how many people have been put off... Again it is another outdoors show - which is typical now the weather has turned.
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