After the glorious sunshine of the opening weekend, you might be forgiven for thinking that the fun was over. You couldn’t be more wrong. With a weekend jam-packed with brilliant performances, you’d better clear your schedule to fit them all in.
With a weekend jam-packed with brilliant performances, you’d better clear your schedule to fit them all in
Back for its record-breaking 18th year is The Treason Show: Festival Special (Horatio's at Brighton Palace Pier, 10th-12th May, 20:30). Join Brighton’s resident satirists, out on the pier, to discover why this festival institution keeps crowds entertained year after year in this gag-a-minute topical sketch show.
Kafka fans are sure to be delighted by Different Theatre’s astonishing production of Metamorphosis (Sweet Dukebox, 11th-13th May, 21:30). An engaging performance by Heather-Rose Andrews means this show is not to be missed.
If you’re looking for laughs and guffaws, you should head on down to Lolbot Wars (Laughing Horse @ Temple Bar, 11th-13th May, 22:00). This late night special sees comics battle each other, armed only with their words and wits...and also some nerf guns and lightsabers. With a rotating line up for each night, let the wars commence!
Clowning and a capella? Puppety and cabaret? Female sexuality and Christianity? Just Don’t Do It (Sweet Werks 1, 11th-13th May 15:00) mashes up all these ideas, genres and more with their clever and witty look at the Church’s advice on premarital sex. Just do it – buy a ticket that is.
You wolfed down Wolf Hall, binged on Blanchett’s take on Elizabeth and was thrilled by The Tudors. Now for a modern twist on this most famous of English historical eras. Marie (The Warren, 11th May, 16:00, 12th- 13th May, 11:30) is a darkly comic, new play inspired by the life of Mary Queen of Scots. Join landlady Liz and husband Barry as a mysterious young woman from Edinburgh steps off the train in London.
Did you go walk along the seafront last weekend? I bet you did. However, Brighton Dance Network want to give you a refreshing, new perspective on this iconic Brighton location with a promenade dance performance. Now in their fourth year, Dance Trail 2018 (MEET: Bedford Square, 11th-13th May, 18:00) presents site-specific outdoor choreography like no one else.
Down to earth Erin Bolens is ready to write poetry – even when it’s about death. Still such a taboo subject, although it affects us all, Erin uses her highly commended warmth and wit to discuss how we remember those who have died and how we wish to be remembered ourselves. What We Leave Behind (The Warren, 11th-13th May, 14:30) is sure to be the most enlightening way you can spend an hour this weekend.
If you’re still hungry for poetry, Joseph J Clark is willing to share 13.5 of his very best poems in Drunk With A Pen (Sweet Werks 2, 11th-13th May). This fast-paced, hard hitting poetry is more refreshing than a cold pint of lager on a hot day.
Swap Brighton for the Welsh mountains with Honey (The Old Courtroom, 12th-13th May). Follow the story of a young boy with autism who loves to dance, his mother and his tattoo-artist sister in this charming piece that is bound to be a breath of fresh Welsh air.
Don’t know how to entertain the kids? Back at Brighton Fringe due to popular demand, it’s the one and only Signor Baffo (The Warren, 12th-13th May). Packed with culinary chaos and plenty of fun, this highly commended show is bound to delight youngsters and their parents.
With more than enough to get your teeth stuck into this weekend, make sure you follow Broadway Baby’s coverage for the latest reviews, listings and features.