Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Final Weekend

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.

Related Listings

The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers

The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers

UK premiere of the Finnish international musical-comedy hit, combining opera, pin-sharp musical variety and stomach-crampingly funny physical comedy, directed by Spymonkey’s Toby Park and Aitor Basauri... 

Slipskin

Slipskin

Sami Stone is a comedian from Earth who shares a love of the planet with wordplay, fairytale imagery and dark wit. Stone re-imagines moments in our lives where there are no words to describe, by borrowing from other cultures and creating new ones... 

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Joseph Morpurgo presents his masterpiece: a boundary-smashing, 9-hour adaption of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Or is it? Outlandishly funny multimedia comedy and new voodoo from the distinguished mind of the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, three-time 2016 Chortle Award winner and BBC Radio Four star Joseph Morpurgo, featuring surreal set-pieces, vivid comic writing, subliminal pulse signals – and monsters... 

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Local treasure Mr B returns to the Komedia for more chap-hop tomfoolery. The dawn of his second decade in the game sees Mr B spread his wings musically and lyrically with songs about chivalry, pipe-smoking, fortified wine, philosophy and intimate spam emails! "Sublime Genius" (The Independent) "Hip-Hop comedy genius" (The Telegraph) "A true cabaret performer" (Nicholas Parsons) 

Museum of Ordinary People

Museum of Ordinary People

A temporary museum of new exhibitions celebrating the ripples that ordinary people leave behind, created through a series of workshops held for members of the public where they learned to creatively archive and curate their own collections; including an archive of possessions of a Brighton woman who lived during the 70s, to the belongings of an artistic mother who died too young... 

Serena Flynn: Prune

Serena Flynn: Prune

Serena Flynn’s ex cheated on her with webcam girls. She doesn’t want to go on about it or anything. She’s just made a whole show about it. She’s totally fine. Anarchic, grotesque and a bit nuts; this oversexed, outspoken bouffon playfully parodies gender performance and ridicules her own heartbreak. 

Boxman

Boxman

There are more than 60 million displaced people on our planet... people who have no home. Ringo is one of them. A former child soldier from an African homeland, he shelters in a cardboard box in an inner city park... 

With Child

With Child

A SOLO SHOW, SIX DIFFERENT WOMEN - ONE THING IN COMMON. "Perhaps inspired by Alan Bennett’s monologues, Pointing’s writing is funny and true" **** (The Scotsman) Inspired by society's expectations & the pressures on women to be maternal, kind, considerate individuals...