Brighton Fringe: Opening Night Fireworks

Brighton Fringe: Opening Night Fireworks

The Warren once again joined with Brighton Fringe to celebrate the opening of Brighton Fringe 2018 with a fantastic free firework display on Thursday 3rd May.  

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sam Leishman

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sam Leishman

The final day! Richard's alcohol-fueled quest to find Edinburgh's best bar staff ends up at WestRoom, where he found Sam Leishman, a 20 year old Guinness drinker with a passion for mixology. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Gavin Robertson

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Gavin Robertson

Richard didn't stumble far from yesterday's bar, Foundry 39, as just a few yards up Charlotte Lane he fell into Sygn, a trendy retro-style cocktail bar & diner where Edinburgh Barstar of the Day, Gavin Robertson, who after crossing the globe revealed he now wants to settle down. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sarah Brown

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sarah Brown

Tucked on the corner of Queensferry Street and Charlotte Lane you'll find the ultra-hip bar and eatery, Foundry 39. It's also where Richard discovered today's Edinburgh Barstar; Scottish lass, Sarah Brown – who would say no to a Jägerbomb. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Nathan Hinze

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Nathan Hinze

Warm and welcoming, and always entertaining, 99 Hanover Street is at the heart of Edinburgh's bar scene. Richard popped along for a fruity cocktail and to meet today's Edinburgh Barstar, Nathan Hinze - and if you ask him nicely he might even mix you a Del Famoso. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Dale Welstead

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Dale Welstead

In the heart of the Old Town, Cabaret Voltaire is a legendary live music venue in the vaults beneath North Bridge. Richard went exploring and found today's Edinburgh Barstar, Dale Welstead, a child star of kayaking who turned his sporting talents to swimming... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Lainey Corroon

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Lainey Corroon

The Three Sisters – renamed the Free Sisters during the Fringe – has long been a festival hub and a jewel in the crown of the Free Festival. Richard popped along to the busy pub on Cowgate to chat to today's Edinburgh Barstar, Lainey Corroon, and discovered this Irish gal is fond of glitter and a drop of spiced rum with her Coke. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Erik Stenersen

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Erik Stenersen

Just around the corner from the iconic Greyfriar's Bobby you'll find the Oz Bar, and that's also where Richard found today's Edinburgh Barstar, Erik Stenersen. Born in Luxembourg to Danish parents, his favourite drink is Chocolate Milk... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Danny Smith

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Danny Smith

Edinburgh is Festival City for good reason, and amongst all the theatre, comedy, books and arts there's even a Scottish Gin Festival. Richard popped over to Gin 71 which plays host to this event (and keeps 150 Scottish Gins in stock) to meet today's Edinburgh Barstar, Danny Smith who's planning a career in advertising photography... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Denise Garland

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Denise Garland

Formerly a parsonage, Cloisters Bar is a uniquely traditional Edinburgh pub. Richard ventured over to the north west tip of the Meadows to meet today's Edinburgh Barstar, Denise Garland, a New Zealander who's travelling the world. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Maurice Penny

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Maurice Penny

Just off the Royal Mile and Cowgate you'll find a craft beer shop and bar called the Salt Horse. You'll also find Maurice Penny, who just happens to be our Edinburgh Barstar of the Day. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Tomas Germanavicius

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Tomas Germanavicius

The Heads & Tales bar is the home of Edinburgh Gin, and it's also where Richard found today's Edinburgh Barstar, Tomas Germanavicius, a Lithuanian who's a dab hand at mixing up a cocktail. 

Mama Biashara Charity Gig at Gilded Balloon

Mama Biashara Charity Gig at Gilded Balloon

Mama Biashara is a tiny charity doing massive things, helping women in the poorest slums of Kenya, help themselves. It gives them a hand up, not a hand out, enabling them to start a small business so they can care and create a safe haven for their children. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Jay Weeks

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Jay Weeks

Richard's headed over to Leith to the eclectic bar that is The Mousetrap where he finds today's Edinburgh Barstar, Jay Weeks. Born in England, raised in Spain and educated in Scotland - he gets about! 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Molly McCluskey

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Molly McCluskey

Richard is exploring Edinburgh's East End today to discover the Barstar of the Day at The Newsroom, where Glaswegian Molly McCluskey is making plans on photography while sipping a Scottish spiced rum. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Montse Pearce

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Montse Pearce

Richard's headed south to Clerk Street where at the unique Dog House bar he's discovered today's Edinburgh Barstar, Montse Pearce, a Spanish-born artist with good taste in whisky. 

First listings of #EdFringe 2017 now on Broadway Baby

First listings of #EdFringe 2017 now on Broadway Baby

We don’t know quite how big the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be this year quite yet – the final number’s a closely guarded secret until the official press launch in June – but we do know about the first 50 shows to be released... 

A New Play, A New Studio Theatre, And A Bright Future For Greenwich

A New Play, A New Studio Theatre, And A Bright Future For Greenwich

This week Greenwich Theatre opens its eagerly awaited new studio space with the world premiere of a new play, presented in partnership with emerging company CultureClash Theatre. Shortlisted for this year’s first ever RED Women’s Theatre Award, Cassiah Joski-Jethi’s Under My Thumb tells a dark story of sexism taken to a horrible extreme, throwing a spotlight on the continuing discrimination that exists in today’s society and issuing a powerful call for change. 

​How to Win a Bobby: Queer Musical How to Win Against History Scoops Award

​How to Win a Bobby: Queer Musical How to Win Against History Scoops Award

How To Win Against History has been awarded the prestigious Bobby Award, Broadway Baby’s sixth star awarded to the very cream of Fringe performances.Broadway Baby Editor Henry St Leger invaded the stage after the performance today, 24th August, to surprise the unsuspecting cast with their Bobby Awards trophy. 

Pepperdine Scotland's Interference wins first Bobby Award at EdFringe 2016

Pepperdine Scotland's Interference wins first Bobby Award at EdFringe 2016

Our exclusive Bobby Award has found its first EdFringe home, in the hands on Pepperdine Scotland for their 5-star show Interference at C venues. 

Shruti Chauhan on Competing in the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam

Shruti Chauhan on Competing in the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam

Shruti Chauhan is a poet and performer from Leicester. She has won slams in Chicago and Mumbai, and recently competed in the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam, in which she placed runner-up in her heat... 

Broadway Baby Does Meet the Media

Broadway Baby Does Meet the Media

Meet the Media is an annual pitch-fest run by the Fringe Society, giving Edinburgh shows the chance to meet the Broadway Baby team. Here’s what Adrian Bradley found there: leafy speedos, advice on how to get laid (unrelated), and a musical adaptation of Brexit. 

​Sophia Walker: A Call to Arms for Fringe Performers

​Sophia Walker: A Call to Arms for Fringe Performers

Poet Sophia Walker, former BBC Slam champion, is back! But this time she’s on the other side of the clipboard: organising and hosting the competition she once won. That won’t stop her from publishing an inspirational call-to-arms for all Fringe performers though... 

A Fitting Tribute For Saki

A Fitting Tribute For Saki

The centenary of the Somme has been commemorated in many ways this year. One such way was We’re Here Because We’re Here, a nationwide ‘living memorial’ devised by Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller, produced by the National Theatre, for which 1,500 volunteers in replica WW1 uniforms appeared at public places around the UK and silently handed out cards bearing the name, age and regiment of ‘their’ soldier: a specific soldier who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. 

A Fringe PokéFest

A Fringe PokéFest

Looking to catch ‘em all while in Edinburgh? Well you’re in luck. The festival is stuffed with PokeStops and Pidgeys. We run down what’s on offer at the main venues. 

How To Market Your Show event at C venues on 3rd August

How To Market Your Show event at C venues on 3rd August

Experienced industry professionals are offering personal time and advice to fringe performers at a How to Market Your Show event hosted by C venues. 

One-man play sweeps the board at Brighton Fringe Awards

One-man play sweeps the board at Brighton Fringe Awards

Groomed, a powerful play about child abuse written and performed by Patrick Sandford ex-artistic director of Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre, swept the board at the Brighton Fringe Awards last night including picking up Broadway Baby's very own Bobby Award. 

Bobby Awards Shortlist Announced for Brighton

Bobby Awards Shortlist Announced for Brighton

After hundreds of shows, thousands of performers and a month of the most exciting shows from around the corner and around the world, Brighton Fringe is almost over. That means it’s about time to present the coveted Broadway Baby Bobby award... 

From the Editor’s desk: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

From the Editor’s desk: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a firm Fringe favourite and we are glad to see it back for its sixth year for only five nights at The Waterfront Hotel. You’d be barking mad to miss it. 

Something for the Weekend: Brighton Fringe 21-22 May

Something for the Weekend: Brighton Fringe 21-22 May

It’s the halfway point for Brighton Fringe and there are still hundreds of shows left to see. With a beautiful Brighton weekend ahead, it’s the perfect chance to discover some unearthed talent, experience epic extravaganzas and watch some little beauties. 

Tearing down ivory towers with the Sex Workers' Opera

Tearing down ivory towers with the Sex Workers' Opera

The Sex Workers' Opera rehearses on the third floor of Theatre Delicatessen, a multi-level studio space and gutted workplace that used to serve as an office-complex for The Guardian... 

​Something for the Weekend

​Something for the Weekend

Weekends are when Brighton Fringe truly comes alive. With a plethora of sunshine and shows, no weekend is complete without a trip along the beach and going to see a few shows. Take a stroll down Fringe City, see the finest street performances and gather another collection of flyers to help you decide what shows to see this weekend... 

Brighton Insider - Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

Brighton Insider - Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

1966. Legendary soap opera Sellotape Sisters (pretensions of Downton, production values of Crossroads) is being cancelled. With no ideas left for the final episode, the writers' raid the actors' private lives for storylines... 

Brighton Insider - HYSTERICAL

Brighton Insider - HYSTERICAL

With their award-winning show opening this weekend at The Warren's Main Stage, we've been talking to Artistic Director Karis Halsall to find out what HYSTERICAL is all about 

Road to the Fringe - Captain Morgan and the Sands of Time

Road to the Fringe - Captain Morgan and the Sands of Time

Our panel of judges were unanimous in voting Captain Morgan as the winner of the 2015 Broadway Baby Bobby award at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. Described as the most fun you have ever seen with two actors on a bare stage, the this sensational show hits Brighton Fringe for the first time... 

Road to the Fringe - Memories of a Lullaby with Saras Feijoo

Road to the Fringe - Memories of a Lullaby with Saras Feijoo

Memories of a Lullaby is a one woman show about Saras' experiences growing up in Venezuela. Corruption cases, the sound of gunshots and the palpable fear of death contrast with the beautiful country, her friends, family and the Caribbean sea. 

News - Brighton Fringe Opening

News - Brighton Fringe Opening

After months of waiting, Brighton Fringe opened its doors last night with the launches of three major venues. The glorious sunshine was the ideal weather for the openings of Republic, Sweet Venues and The Warren and the perfect combination of sun, shows and high-spirits made for some splendid pre-fringe entertainment. 

Road to the Fringe - Through the eyes of a technician

Road to the Fringe - Through the eyes of a technician

Ever wondered who works behind the scenes at Brighton Fringe? We've been talking to sound designer and technician Daniel Stevens to find out what he's been up to this festival. 

​Brighton Insider - Dance and Physical Theatre

​Brighton Insider - Dance and Physical Theatre

Numerous award-winning companies will be joining us again at this year at Brighton Fringe in the ever astounding Dance and Physical Theatre category. Body politics and the political body will be presented with pure physical finesse emerging and international expertise that will scintillate audiences across the festival. 

​Brighton Insider- Cabaret and Circus

​Brighton Insider- Cabaret and Circus

Roll up! Roll up! Roll up those lacy stockings and take a sneak peek into the debaucherous and downright entertaining world of Brighton Fringe cabaret and circus. Ranging from the exquisite to the downright ludicrous, this year’s daring divas and death defying acrobatics will keep you enthralled for the entire month-long festival. 

Interview: Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Interview: Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

As Brighton Fringe gears up for 2016, Broadway Baby offers an insight into the shows, the people and the world that is Brighton Fringe. We’ve been speaking to participants from around the Fringe and asked them to give us an insight into their shows. 

Brighton Insider - MorbidAbnormalMe

Brighton Insider - MorbidAbnormalMe

We are Shea and Nora! Two Canadian gals who fell into deep creative love in France at Ecole Philippe Gaulier. We play, share, and understand each other in our lives, rehearsals, and onstage in a way that we want to share with an audience along with the story of MorbidAbnormalMe. 

Brighton Insider - Living the High Life

Brighton Insider - Living the High Life

If the new i360 on Brighton seafront has inspired you to raise your gaze or you’re suddenly feeling the need to quit your job and run away with the circus, then it's time to check out the aerial artistry this year’s Brighton Fringe... 

Brighton Insider - Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

Brighton Insider - Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

A protégé of David Hoyle and Dickie Beau, Alfie Ordinary is about to dive in head first with his inaugural solo performance Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous. The son of a drag queen, Alfie is far from ordinary and he wants to tell you why... 

Road to the Fringe - The Marlborough Theatre

Road to the Fringe - The Marlborough Theatre

A key Brighton Fringe venue, The Marlborough is located in one of the oldest public houses in the city. It's also home to the Pink Fringe, an organisation dedicated to artistic work from the queer and LGBT community. 

Brighton Insider: Garden

Brighton Insider: Garden

Working 9 to 5 is no way to make a living for Lucy, a disillusioned officer worker from London. Nominated for Brighton Fringe Award for Theatrical Excellence at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015, Garden comes to Brighton Fringe for the first time. 

Road to the Fringe - Through the eyes of a producer

Road to the Fringe - Through the eyes of a producer

A well seasoned Brighton-Fringer, Rosie Blackwell-Sutton certianly has her hands full this year producing her own show as well as marketing three interestnig performances. Don't just take our word for it though, read on to find out how best to survive the Fringe, plus a little insider info about a well known festival director of ours... 

Brighton Insider - The Marked

Brighton Insider - The Marked

As puppetry becomes ever more popular with Fringe goers around the world, we decided to speak to London-based Theatre Temoin to find out more about their gritty tale of trouble and strife, as we eagerly await their performance at The Warren this weekend. 

Brighton Insider- Republic

Brighton Insider- Republic

This year marks the dawn of Republic. Arriving at Brighton Fringe with a 500 seater Spiegeltent and ambitions to provide the ultimate Brighton beach party, this is literally not something to be missed... 

Brighton Insider: The Warren

Brighton Insider: The Warren

Back to inhabit the grounds of St Peter’s church, this festival within a festival will play host to a whopping 162 shows this Fringe and here at Broadway Baby we are completely spoilt for choice! 

Road to the Fringe - Lamb Comedy

Road to the Fringe - Lamb Comedy

For this year’s Brighton Fringe, Broadway Baby Editor Beth Troakes has been on the hunt to for the insider information as our performers, venue mangers, programmers, press teams and technicians prepare for the start of what’s looking to be our best ever yet Brighton Fringe... 

Brighton Insider: Opening Night Highlights

Brighton Insider: Opening Night Highlights

Brighton Fringe’s month long arts festival kicks off this Friday, 6 May, with several unmissable shows and a spectacular fireworks display at The Warren. With the festival gearing up for its most successful year ever, here’s our guide to the opening night highlights. 

Brighton Insider: Comedy at the Fringe

Brighton Insider: Comedy at the Fringe

With close to 300 different comedy shows at the Brighton Fringe, you might find yourself a bit over-whelmed by the choice. There’s over 29 pages of them on the Brighton Fringe website, and we’ve gone from Aaaaaaand… It Is What It Is to Zhara Barri to bring you some of the comedy gems lurking this year’s Brighton Fringe. 

Brighton Insider: Sweet Venues Preview

Brighton Insider: Sweet Venues Preview

Back again with two new spaces at the Waterfront Hotel on King’s Road, Sweet Venues promises a line-up of scintillating theatre, eye watering comedy, risqué cabaret and more live music and poetry that you can shake a stick at. 

Brighton Insider: The Rialto Theatre

Brighton Insider: The Rialto Theatre

It’s the second year for the Rialto Theatre at the Brighton Fringe but it’s already gaining a reputation as a home for local talent. Originally built as a school for poor girls, these days it’s establishing itself as a place for rich theatre. 

​Brighton Insider: Workshops

​Brighton Insider: Workshops

Don’t let the performers have all the fun this Fringe! If you want to join in on the action Brighton Fringe has an excellent line-up of workshops, from creative to family-fun. 

Brighton Insider: Just For Kids

Brighton Insider: Just For Kids

Need something to keep the kids occupied this half-term? Looking for shows that suit parents and kids alike? We’ve trawled Brighton Fringe and discovered some perfect shows for 4 to 104 year olds. 

Brighton Insider: 10 tips for the Fringe

Brighton Insider: 10 tips for the Fringe

Hundreds of shows, thousands of performers and one unique city. If you’re coming to this year’s Brighton Fringe, here’s Broadway Baby’s top ten tips for making the most of your visit. 

Brighton Fringe To Start Off With A Bang

Brighton Fringe To Start Off With A Bang

To celebrate the opening of its biggest ever festival, Brighton Fringe has joined forces with The Warren to kick things off with a bang by laying on its first ever fireworks display. 

Dukebox seeks performers for Open Mic during Fringe

Dukebox seeks performers for Open Mic during Fringe

The Dukebox Theatre are looking for a plethora of Open Mic Brighton based performers to grace their stage this Brighton Fringe. 

C Venues launches new flagship venue at St Stephen’s Stockbridge

C Venues launches new flagship venue at St Stephen’s Stockbridge

Edinburgh venue St Stephen’s Stockbridge returns in 2016 as the latest addition to the C venues stable. C’s new flagship New Town venue offers three performance spaces, including a 450 seater theatre. 

New festival launched in Brighton

New festival launched in Brighton

Expectantly waiting for the Brighton Fringe? Then we’ve got the perfect antidote. A brand new performing arts festival, (Brighton &) Hove Grown, opens March 18th and is an ideal way to spend the Easter break... 

Unmissable shows at Brighton Fringe this year

Unmissable shows at Brighton Fringe this year

Brighton Fringe has officially launched. With brochures soon to be dropping through letterboxes and already freely available around the city, we’ve already had a sneak peak at the programme and present the hottest tips for this year’s festival, as show highlights are sure to sell out fast. 

Bigger and better than ever: Brighton Fringe 2016

Bigger and better than ever: Brighton Fringe 2016

Comedy from Max and Ivan, music from Cassetteboy and DJ Rubbish, cabaret from Le Gateau Chocolate and world premieres galore are among the many highlights at the 2016 Brighton Fringe which announced the programme online this week. 

No joke. The Counting House goes Gilded Balloon [Updated]

No joke. The Counting House goes Gilded Balloon [Updated]

One of the Free Festival’s flagship Edinburgh venues, The Counting House, will be operated by The Gilded Balloon at this year’s Fringe it was revealed today. 

Shona McCarthy appointed as Chief Executive of Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Shona McCarthy appointed as Chief Executive of Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Shona McCarthy has been named as Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, filling the post Kath Mainland will vacate in March. 

Brighton Fringe Crowdfund Opening Night Parade

Brighton Fringe Crowdfund Opening Night Parade

Brighton Fringe is asking people in Sussex to give the gift of joy this Christmas by helping the Fringe put on its first ever opening night parade.  

New bursary to help Fringe virgins get to Brighton

New bursary to help Fringe virgins get to Brighton

If you have never dipped your toe in the Fringe waters as a performer, now is your chance to take part in England’s largest arts festival 

The Top Ten Best Craft Beer Bars in Edinburgh

The Top Ten Best Craft Beer Bars in Edinburgh

With over 70 craft brewing companies across Scotland, craft beer now contributes close to £63 million to the British economy. Consequently, Edinburgh is but one of many cities to have experienced a surge in new bars catering towards craft beer fans...