Just like that, we approach the final weekend of Brighton Fringe. We’ve been dazzled, bemused and wowed, but there’s still time for more. So whether you’ve collected more ticket stubs than an usher at The Warren or still haven’t got round to seeing anything, now is your last chance to do so.
We’ve been dazzled, bemused and wowed, but there’s still time for more.
Being pregnant can make women suddenly very visible, but it’s not often that pregnant women get to be heard. With Child (The Warren, 2nd-3rd June, 13:00) aims to change this with a series of talking head monologues that will make you laugh and cringe in equal measure.
Part of Brighton Fringe’s Finnish Season is the UK premiere of The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers (The Old Market, 2nd June, 14:00 & 19:00). This international musical-comedy hit is a multi-genre fun fest. If you haven’t yet seen anything Finnish this Fringe, this is your chance to change that.
Ringo is a survivor. He’s a refugee, a former child soldier and homeless. Hear his story in Boxman (The Warren, 2nd-3rd June, 16:00). An astonishing and moving portrayal of a man who has lived through many difficult times, you will not regret seeing this atmospheric and mesmerising production.
Serena Flynn’s ex cheated on her with webcam girls. So, she’s decided to write a show about it. By unleashing her anarchic and grotesque alter-ego, the bouffon Prune, she is able to parody gender performance and even ridicule her own heartbreak in Serena Flynn: Prune (The Warren, 2nd-3rd June, 16:30).
Mr B is returning to Komedia to entertain you with some more classy rhymes in Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer (Komedia, 2nd June, 19:15, 3rd June, 20:00). This highly mannered hip-hop comedy is sure to make you laugh. He’s a jolly good fellow indeed.
Playing its last night in Brighton is Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead (The Old Market, 2nd June, 21:45). This side splittingly funny parody of a post-show Q&A ruthlessly skewers theatrical tropes and egotisical actors with razor sharp timing. This hilarious genre bending show is not to be missed.
If you’re looking for some free comedy to warm up your Saturday evening, enter the world of Slipskin (Junkyard Dogs, 2nd June, 20:00). Sami Stone presents an imaginative, intelligent and witty show with an environmental focus.
The Museum of Ordinary People (The Spire, 2nd-3rd June, 11:00-19:00, 11:00-18:00, Drop In) is a brilliant archive of everyday possessions which present an important historical record of the interesting lives of ordinary people. Surprisingly moving, with plenty of interactive exhibits and surprising artefacts, visit this free temporary museum before it closes this weekend.