Black Snow

Black Snow

A screening of multi award-winning film Black Snow, about the legacy of Britain’s biggest ever mining disaster (Barnsley, 1866), and how a community absorbed that heritage into their lives today... 

Creative Project: An Afternoon With Wendy and Friends – Road to Meikle Seggie

Creative Project: An Afternoon With Wendy and Friends – Road to Meikle Seggie

Creative Projects: An afternoon with Wendy and friends at Greyfriars Kirk. 24 August 2018 13:30. Free, includes reception and discussion. The afternoon is a collection of songs, poems, art, orchestral poems, dialogues and connections inspired by Richard DeMarco’s Road to Meikle Seggie... 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Since 2014 we’ve platformed over 200 films giving premieres to shorts that have gone onto much bigger things in festivals across the world. Recent examples of films that began at Nightpiece include Keith Farrell's Rabbit Punch (2017), Ross Adgar's The Railway Carriage (2015) and Dan Sunley's Pieces (2016)... 

Rainforest Dreams

Rainforest Dreams

In collaboration with TV producer/eco campaigner Phil Williams and Ecuadorian Kichwa tribe this new multimedia play will connect you with what is happening now in the Amazonian rainforest... 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Since 2014 we’ve platformed over 200 films giving premieres to shorts that have gone onto much bigger things in festivals across the world. Recent examples of films that began at Nightpiece include Keith Farrell's Rabbit Punch (2017), Ross Adgar's The Railway Carriage (2015) and Dan Sunley's Pieces (2016)... 

Found Footage Festival: After Dark

Found Footage Festival: After Dark

Childhood friends Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are back after their smash-hit Fringe debut, serving up their dirtiest, most disturbing and patently misguided VHS finds from 25 years of collecting... 

Pals

Pals

William Stone – 'belting gags!' (Angela Barnes) – and Simone Belshaw – 'brilliantly offbeat' (FunnyWomen.com) – are just two pals trying to make sense of life and its many facets... 

Letters for Peace

Letters for Peace

'Stephen’s daring writing and willingness to complement conventional lyricism with sonic experiment makes for a powerful experience' (Scotsman). Award-winning composer and guitarist Graeme Stephen's new work with Mr McFalls Chamber String Trio... 

The Lucky Durhams

The Lucky Durhams

This play, set against the historically accurate backdrop of the first day of the Somme, features fictitious soldiers from the Durham Pals regiment preparing for 'the big push'. Extensive research of the Durham Light Infantry and local events have shaped the script, with reference to actual newspaper articles conveyed by the editor... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4's brand-new comedy series, Ability, has unwittingly become an unintentional porn star because of the inspirational memes that are everywhere these days... 

Lost Lore

Lost Lore

Lost Lore is a production by new company Lost Tail Theatre. Hailing from the heart of Dorset and trained in Cornwall, Lost Tail explore exciting ways to bring the magic of Celtic folklore to new audiences... 

Dust

Dust

The world premiere of a multi-media collaboration that combines live music from the Melomaniacs trio with film by the Scottish filmmaker Lee Archer, photographs taken by the New York based photographer Jean Luc Fievet and lyrics written by Mike Marlin... 

A Life on the Silk Road

A Life on the Silk Road

A dynamic multimedia production from the National Theatre of China, recreating the epic journey from east to west along the historic Silk Road. In a ground-breaking collaboration with French theatre makers, digital projection and an electronic soundtrack complement the evocative physical performance of a world-class cast of 16... 

Twa

Twa

A powerful performance that weaves together memoir and myth in a blend of theatrical storytelling and digital and live drawing response. Award-winning writer Annie George and visual artist Flore Gardner unwind contrasting stories about women who are silenced or censored and who discover other means of expression besides the voice to convey their truths... 

Niteskreen

Niteskreen

Once upon a time, British people would know they had to go to bed when the TV stopped showing programmes and started showing still images of the programmes they were going to show in the future accompanied by music to make them feel like they were in an elevator that they needed to get out of... 

Michael Clarke: Felt

Michael Clarke: Felt

Michael Clarke has felt something. He'd love to share that with you. Debut hour from 2017 Amused Moose and NATY finalist about childhood, memory and a terrifying darkness woven into the fabric of reality... 

An Intimate Setting for the Devouring of Performance Art

An Intimate Setting for the Devouring of Performance Art

A converted 1960s caravan hosting installations both insightful and absurd, poetry, puppets and music... rotating shows touching on themes such as home, compass points and the agrarian industry... 

Arnab Chanda: Stories from Arnab

Arnab Chanda: Stories from Arnab

Arnab Chanda (Russell Howard's Good News, Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2007) quit stand-up in 2011. In his debut hour, he tells stories about what happened after that: broken dreams, death, getting alopecia and other hilarious topics... 

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

OK. Look. This really wasn't supposed to happen. We were only doing this as a goof. But after six years of sold-out shows and nothing but positive reviews, turns out our dumb show for no one has way broader appeal than we ever imagined... 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

BoxLit Theatre presents Romeo and Juliet like you've never seen it before! Combining cinematic film projection, live theatre and evocative music. Love battles with hate, passion battles with power, screens replace true human connection... 

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Small-town England. 1963. Far from the burgeoning sexuality of swinging London, a group of repressed teenagers experience their own revolution. Wendla and Moritz know nothing; Melchior knows too much, but nothing of consequences... 

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

After a year building an invoicing system in Stoke, rock and roll IT consultants Pete and Lloyd are having a party celebrating the end of dBASE IV. Returning with more music, characters, and baffling tech – including an augmented reality world and an audience controlled robot chef – this is their most ambitious show yet... 

Paul Duncan McGarrity – A Practical Guide to Attacking Castles

Paul Duncan McGarrity – A Practical Guide to Attacking Castles

From the age of sieges and chivalry comes a show about medieval love, adrenaline junkies and an insane quest for glory. Join comedian and archaeologist Paul Duncan McGarrity as he explains how modern life could be so much better if we all take a moment and learn how to attack a castle... 

Loose Brie Solve Everything

Loose Brie Solve Everything

In real life, Loose Brie (Martin and Phil) live together in a tiny flat. It can be tough. A lot goes unsaid. In this show, they’re going to solve everything else. The world’s ills... 

Darius Davies: The Art of the Troll

Darius Davies: The Art of the Troll

'I like trolling big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to troll anyway, you might as well troll big' (Darius Davies). Davies isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments: he shatters myths, he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the troll-maker’s art... 

Richard Hanrahan Is Doing This

Richard Hanrahan Is Doing This

Ursine stand-up Richard Hanrahan finally gets his act together, or at least tries to. Each crafted performance reassembles past audience interactions, filtering suggestions through obscenity and obtusity into a madcap, multimedia debut... 

Maddie Campion: 20 Uses for a Lovedoll

Maddie Campion: 20 Uses for a Lovedoll

Maddie Campion has always wanted to be in a double act. LD, a lovedoll, is tired of being seen as a sex object. Together they join forces to form the first ever human-lovedoll comedy duo... 

Thrown by Jodi Gray

Thrown by Jodi Gray

A microphone shaped like the human head. An audience with wireless headphones on. A uniquely intimate one-woman show about letting go of your smaller self. 'The little one is listening still... 

David Callaghan: Dead Man's Chest

David Callaghan: Dead Man's Chest

An interactive technological comedy adventure with comedian David Callaghan. Bring your smartphones and stupid heads. 'One of my highlights of the Fringe' **** (Scotsman). 'Far more original than many big comedy names' **** (EdFestMag... 

Andy Onions – PowerPointless

Andy Onions – PowerPointless

High-octane, stand-up comedy show. Andy Onions (Resident MC of the Time Out recommended Freedom Fridge) takes you on a nonsensical multimedia journey. Films, game shows, computer games and obscure childhood sports are woven into Andy Onions daft tales... 

Jessica Michelle Singleton: Codependent Arising

Jessica Michelle Singleton: Codependent Arising

Codependent Arising is an immersive theater experience revealing the deepest, weirdest parts of one comedian in her most vulnerable state. Jump into the mind of Jessica Michelle Singleton and experience her erratic brain's hysterical journey on a 10-day* silent meditation to find herself and heal from heartbreak, childhood trauma, mental – and perhaps physical – illness... 

Doom’s Day

Doom’s Day

2017: Medford, New Jersey. Joseph and Phyliss Doom are in love. And their love will last to the end of the world. But that might not be very long – not if their own predictions come true... 

Speechless

Speechless

Experimental multimedia sketch show from Cambridge Footlights regulars for the fake news era. Set in a world where all comedic speech is banned, the performers start an illicit underground club where they must use physicality, projections, sound and the audience themselves to make you laugh... 

Abstract Stand-Up Art

Abstract Stand-Up Art

A one-person comedy show with art and passion. Paintings are used to explain children, embarrassment and consciousness, questions and memories: When will babies come pre-loaded with skills and knowledge, like bees do? Milk needs to be spilt... 

Full Velvet Jacket (WIP)

Full Velvet Jacket (WIP)

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with an inter-dimensional work-in-progress stand-up comedy show. 'A singular and truly distinct act, Alasdair Beckett-King creates his own multi-faceted world' **** (Scotsman)... 

Duckpond: An Element of Mystery in Umpteen Samples

Duckpond: An Element of Mystery in Umpteen Samples

The war is over: there is peace in our time. In a bunker underneath Edinburgh, Ciaran and Kit, two hapless but well-meaning bureaucrats, invite you on a crash course in the art of duckpond maintenance featuring storytelling, music and duck-related propaganda... 

I Am Ross Smith

I Am Ross Smith

On March 20th, 7:13pm. Ross Smith received a message from a stranger, with an even stranger invitation. What followed is the incredible true story of an ordinary name leading to an extraordinary adventure... 

The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

Join your hosts, Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler, as they bring the UK’s finest spoof chat show and chaotic cabaret back to the Fringe. Ross and Josh are ‘Vic and Bob for the video game, grime generation’ (Scotsman), bringing you a prime-time dose of high energy, multimedia hilarity with chief collaborators Larry Budd and Paul Dunphy and a revolving door of very special guests... 

A Broad Abroad

A Broad Abroad

A comedic look at the relationship between two sisters living abroad, told through stand-up and physical theatre. One character is physically onstage and the other is brought through skype... 

Portraits in Motion

Portraits in Motion

A flipbook might look like an ordinary but unusually shaped book, but appearances can be deceptive. Open it, flip its pages and you'll see a miniature movie. In Germany, home of Volker Gerling, the word for flipbook is Daumenkino – literally thumb-cinema... 

Taiwan Season: Once Upon a Daydream

Taiwan Season: Once Upon a Daydream

Bouncy, colourful, single female, employed but bored and lonely, seeks love and laughter. Sun Son Theatre welcomes you to a light-hearted world of live action and handcrafted animation, where the line between real life and fantasy is sweetly blurred and dreams can come true... 

Richard Soames: Let's Make a Movie

Richard Soames: Let's Make a Movie

One man. One hour. One second hand camcorder. Join 'charming storyteller' (Chortle.co.uk) Richard Soames as he gets the band back together, gives that half-time speech to the peewee hockey team, casts the ring into the fires of The Death Star without crossing the streams and makes an entire movie in sixty minutes... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4's brand-new comedy series, Ability, has unwittingly become an unintentional porn star because of the inspirational memes that are everywhere these days... 

Olga Koch: Fight

Olga Koch: Fight

In 2014, Olga Koch's father got stopped by authorities on the Russian border, which resulted in the most surreal year of her family's life. This year, the Amused Moose National New Comic Award finalist will try to dissect this real-life spy drama with nothing but a projector and 'a naturally comic mind' (Bruce Dessau)... 

Chase Scenes

Chase Scenes

Inspired by our collective nightmare of being chased and the manifestation of this in film culture and real-life experience, three women enact various chase scenes at a break-neck pace... 

Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong

Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong

Did someone say drugs, pedos and terrorists? Alex’s twisted outlook will shake your faith in humanity before restoring it ever so slightly, then smashing it once again beyond repair... 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Support indie film! Now entering its fourth year and including the premiere of event director Al Carretta's 10th indie feature Precious Little Things, we present a curated selection of shorts from worldwide film-making talent... 

Nocturnes

Nocturnes

Internationally acclaimed imitating the dog premiere their latest work. Nocturnes is a multimedia twist on a 50s spy thriller, a mixture of le Carré and Kafka, digitally remixed for the post truth generation... 

The Lucky Durhams: The First Day of the Somme

The Lucky Durhams: The First Day of the Somme

This play, set against the historically accurate backdrop of the first day of the Somme, features fictitious soldiers from the Durham Pals regiment, preparing for the big push. Extensive research of the Durham Light Infantry and local events have shaped the script, with reference to actual newspaper articles... 

Love vs Fear and My Mother's Prayers

Love vs Fear and My Mother's Prayers

This playful, innovative and interactive play follows a young engineer trying to follow her heart and fall in love for the first time, against the ever-present pressure from her strict Nigerian mother. 

Amino No; the Building Blocks of an Australian Life in Scotland

Amino No; the Building Blocks of an Australian Life in Scotland

Two years a Leither and it feels so good! But a Penguin is not a Tim Tam, and a Penguin is not a straw. Bogans are mind blowing, and like to eat coleslaw. The world is ridiculous, my government is a sham... 

LGBTQZX

LGBTQZX

Laura Monmoth had a problem. Battling demons, jealousy and breakdowns. This is the story of how a lifelong addiction to retro gaming caused all three, and forced the biggest change in her life... 

Treasure Trove of Shadows

Treasure Trove of Shadows

As the industrial world collides with agricultural life, China’s traditional folk arts are in decline. Fusing music, singing, physical theatre, shadow puppets, and multimedia, Treasure Trove of Shadows follows the story of a puppet master in WWII, as he discovers his shadow puppet box’s destiny... 

Our Streets Are Numbered

Our Streets Are Numbered

The show follows up on No Redemption Songs (Fringe sell-out 2014 and 2015) and tells the story of the former mining village of Horden, Co Durham, in the years since the miner's strike and the pit's closure... 

Adam

Adam

Adam tells the story of Adam Kashmiry, a trans man born in Alexandria, Egypt. It follows Adam’s journey figuring out where he belongs, first in Egypt and then in Glasgow where he seeks asylum... 

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do

The Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning show that 'defined comedy in 2016' (**** Guardian) and earned a Total Theatre Award nomination for Innovation returns for 10 days only. Come and see the 'hot ticket' (**** Evening Standard) of last years festival before it finishes its international tour here at the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Teahouse

Teahouse

This adaptation of the modern Chinese drama Teahouse does not work. The original play, written by Lao She and first performed in China in 1958, had over 60 characters played by individual actors... 

David Huntsberger: Big Nothingness

David Huntsberger: Big Nothingness

David Huntsberger’s stand-up show is problematic as a comedy show as it has very little resembling a joke. The humour throughout seems to consist only in pointing out how strange it would be if such and such a strange thing came about... 

Foreign Radical

Foreign Radical

Theatre Conspiracy’s interactive show, Foreign Radical, is more than likely to mess with your moral compass. We, the audience, are ultimately responsible for determining if a man is or is not a potential terrorist threat, with our own beliefs, actions and loyalties scrutinised, thus altering what information we are privy to and what scenarios we get to witness... 

UnSpun

UnSpun

Following on from time served with Shooglenifty, Conrad Molleson performs new works as Stringjammer in collaboration with musical partners Mat Clements, Tommy Pickles, (Orkestra Del Sol, Bristol Branch) joined by luminaries of the Edinburgh music scene... 

Cloud Avenue

Cloud Avenue

Violet has had the ability to travel back in time since a young age and has utilised her gift in her writing career. On a round the world trip into her childhood, she stumbles into the world of her emotions... 

Eggsistentialism

Eggsistentialism

Joanne Ryan’s ode to motherhood, Eggsistentialism, is emotionally poignant and amusingly informative. Alongside Joanne’s musings about whether or not she is ready to have a child, this show seamlessly integrates the history of Irish contraception laws... 

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Joseph Morpurgo has earned a reputation for being both a crowd pleaser and a comedian’s comedian with his inventive, high-concept multimedia shows. Hammerhead more than lived up to these expectations, providing us with a monster of epic proportions... 

Alice and the Black Hole Blues

Alice and the Black Hole Blues

This world premiere devised theater piece imagines that Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland falls through a black hole and meets five visionaries who challenge societal assumptions about women and science... 

Cult-ure

Cult-ure

Circled in their new support group, six young people all brought together by one thing – a journey from friendship to revenge. Cult-ure explores the effects of bullying and the true meaning of safety and support... 

Fairich: Live

Fairich: Live

Fairich: Live is an immersive audio-visual experience by Gaelic electronica duo WHYTE. Their album Fairich, released in October 2016, contains new arrangements of rarely-heard 17th- and 18th-century Gaelic songs, as well as original compositions and has drawn comparisons with the likes of Sigur Rós and Martyn Bennett... 

Siri

Siri

A two-woman show starring only one woman – not a typo but the conceit at the centre of the latest show by Canadian actress and interactive artist Laurence Dauphinais. The secret, as you’ve probably guessed from the title, is that the second voice comes not from another performer but from Siri, the virtual assistant on Dauphinais’ phone... 

Found Footage Festival

Found Footage Festival

Curating a collection of the most bizarre instances of human behaviour recorded on esoteric VHS tapes, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher do little more throughout the evening than briefly contextualise their found footage, although that seems sufficient for incessant laughter... 

The Last Burrah Sahibs

The Last Burrah Sahibs

Acclaimed storyteller Max Scratchmann celebrates seventy years of Indian independence from British rule and brings the lost world of the infamous Hooghly River Scottish colonies vividly to life in this entertaining hour of autobiographical tales about the Scots in India, accompanied with stunning, previously unseen archive video... 

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable)

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable)

The premise of Caridad Svich’s Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable), here performed by Clumsy Bodies Theatre, is truly exciting. The play is a female reclaiming of the Iphigenia myth translated into the contemporary rave scene amidst political turmoil and horrific femicide... 

Mia: Daughters of Fortune

Mia: Daughters of Fortune

This startling, if indistinct production from Mind the Gap, England’s largest learning disability theatre company, gets straight to its point, with cast members slipping into ‘Dear Diary’ mode to talk about love, sex and… babies... 

Shame

Shame

Glasgow theatre company Tidy Carnage explore the modern phenomenon of internet shaming by fusing theatre and film through Shame, written and performed by Belle Jones. Supported by a digital cast of sixteen actors, we watch the warm and cheeky Vicky home alone waiting, riddled with anxiety over her 15 year-old daughter Kiera (Sarah Miele), who has gone missing after being exposed in a video of an ‘intimate’ nature has gone viral across the internet... 

Comedians Play Super Mario Maker (with Chris Coltrane)

Comedians Play Super Mario Maker (with Chris Coltrane)

Coltrane invites his best friends in comedy down for a friendly late-night geek retreat, as comedians play Super Mario Maker live: the most thrilling and infuriating platforming game ever made... 

Smoking With Grandma

Smoking With Grandma

Threewoods Playwright took us on an underwhelming biographical journey with this short play about a young girl reliving her refugee grandmother’s memories of Hong Kong. Katherine Leung Ki Kwan, who played young Maia, held the audience captive with her enchanting narrative however this was overshadowed by a dull throbbing of stagnation which persisted throughout... 

DECLARATION: Rematriation

DECLARATION: Rematriation

An interdisciplinary work from Turtle Island that takes shape around peoples and the land. Indigenous artists of Canada invite reputed artists of othered communities to collaborate in artful protest and celebrate the right to do so... 

Interactive Exhibition

Interactive Exhibition

Enter a Bedouin tent, enjoy Druze cookery, practice Hebrew and Arabic, attend the film theatre, view original art, try on Maskit fashion, learn Sufi dancing and hear from Jewish and Arab Israelis about real examples of coexistence... 

The Headless Woman and Other Delights

The Headless Woman and Other Delights

Through live storytelling, peep-boxes and projection, the audience are drawn into a story circle where ancient tales of boggarts and mermaids hold hands with contemporary accounts of supernatural landscapes and uncanny visitors... 

Romantic Encounters in a Darkened Room

Romantic Encounters in a Darkened Room

Romantic Encounters in a Darkened Room is a thoroughly enjoyable one-man show, mixing sketches of various different formats in a bizarre outpouring from the brain of comedian Charlie Robb... 

Frogman

Frogman

Frogman is an oceanic coming-of-age drama split between two time frames. Meera, an adult and coral ecologist on the Great Barrier Reef, is detained by police for questioning on the role her father (the eponymous Frogman, the name for a police diver) might have played in the disappearance of a young girl called Ashleigh many years ago... 

A Waste Land

A Waste Land

“It’s time to take your pill,” says the director, before handing me a tiny white tablet that she assures me is made of sugar, while clearing chairs to create a dancefloor. Maybe it was a placebo effect of the pill, but A Waste Land, billed as an “electronic dance opera-odyssey through T... 

Big Howard Little Howard: Man and Boy

Big Howard Little Howard: Man and Boy

The world’s first and only human/cartoon double-act return to the Fringe. Being a grown-up has snuck up on Big Howard, yet Little Howard remains unchanged. How does one tackle the harsh realities of adult life when your co-star wants to close the show on his fart-psychic routine? Perrier-nominated Big Howard and Little Howard have graced stage and screen all over the world, won a Writer’s Guild Award and can reverse-park a caravanette... 

Harmon Leon Infiltrates Trump America

Harmon Leon Infiltrates Trump America

NY comedian/VICE contributor, Harmon Leon has made a career out of infiltrating extremist groups in Trump America. Take his hand as he leads you on a multimedia undercover journey into such facets of Trump America as anti-immigration vigilantes, the world of Christian conversion therapy, and abortion protesters… Plus songs! Weird, wildly original and completely incomprehensible – if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention! Complete sell-out Edinburgh Fringe ’16... 

Inside the Matrix

Inside the Matrix

Featuring music, original video and performance, this show combines electronic, classical opera and contemporary music, with lighting effects and surprises. The videos reflect on the current affairs of our world, with surreal and abstract imagery... 

Big Howard Little Howard: Man and Boy

Big Howard Little Howard: Man and Boy

The world’s first and only human/cartoon double-act return to the Fringe. Being a grown-up has snuck up on Big Howard, yet Little Howard remains unchanged. How does one tackle the harsh realities of adult life when your co-star wants to close the show on his fart-psychic routine? Perrier-nominated Big Howard and Little Howard have graced stage and screen all over the world, won a Writer’s Guild Award and can reverse-park a caravanette... 

William Rees: The Splash

William Rees: The Splash

DJing and poetry is surely a combination that deserves greater exploration. Thankfully in this show it is given just that. Ploughing aggressively through such topics as love, war and agriculture, William Rees (The Oxford Revue) dives into the calm before the storm, the puddle before The Splash... 

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

What it says on the tin. Everyone's favourite late night hang out. The dumb show for no one is now in its fifth spectacular year. Different show every night. Season and weekly VIP passes available... 

Andrew Roper's Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies

Andrew Roper's Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies

If you like superheroes; if you want to learn more about their history; if you’ve ever seen a movie that had superheroes in it… if you’ve read this far already – you should see Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies... 

Stoph Demetriou - The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Stoph Demetriou - The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Exciting and troubled comedian Stoph Demetriou struggles against his own uselessness to educate the audience on why some people are too useless to realise how useless they are. Meanwhile, his paranoia and confidence have their own ideas... 

Orwell that Ends Well

Orwell that Ends Well

Lolly (Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe) explores our digital footprint in her third satirical stand-up show. How does Amazon know what we need before we do? How does Facebook predict our future friends? Lolly became a fugitive on Channel 4’s Hunted to experience the public scrutiny of her internet search history but what does the government’s Snooper’s Charter mean for the rest of us? Funny Women finalist 2016... 

Places

Places

Long before Madonna, the world was gaga for Nazimova. Places is the story of trailblazer Alla Nazimova: 1920s silent movie icon, Broadway legend and the most famous star you’ve never heard of... 

David Trent: Here's Your Future

David Trent: Here's Your Future

Take a deep breath and join me on a multimedia rampage. I’ll stare down the world’s most disturbing kids animation, smart forks and mattresses, virtual bedtimes, robosex, gay cakes, international hummus day and the European light bulb directive... 

Guerilla Aspies - Third Autism and Aspergers Converting Year

Guerilla Aspies - Third Autism and Aspergers Converting Year

Revised by audience feedback throughout, your chance to contribute to the interactive audience autism conversion phenomenon has returned. Paul Wady's world unique show dares to champion autistic people as a race, a kind, and a minority aside from disability and disorder... 

Muriel: Bad Master

Muriel: Bad Master

Muriel (Janine Harouni, Meg Salter and Sally O’Leary) are multi award-winning actresses and comedy performers. With millions of views online, Muriel's sketches are 'taking the social media platform by storm' (Evening Standard)... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Inspirational internet memes are everywhere these days and Lost Voice Guy is sick of being an unintentional porn star. Come and see why the award-winning comedian and star of BBC Radio 4 is not your inspiration, and why he thinks these stupid memes are bollocks... 

Ubu Roi

Ubu Roi

Stagger me sideways! King Ubu, usurper to the throne of Baloney, carries a mop instead of a sceptre and dreams of his pâté de dog. Meanwhile, he liquidates enemies and friends. Under his reign citizens face unbearable taxation and crippling whimsy, until someone calls for revolution… Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi is an absurd comedy which caused riots and launched the European avant-garde... 

Joe Hart: Alpha, Beta, Gamer

Joe Hart: Alpha, Beta, Gamer

New interactive video game show from Joe Hart (SYTYF? Finalist and Tickled Pig Winner)! Nerd out, level up and just maybe live to respawn another day. Featuring custom made video games for the audience to play, win and, possibly, break live on stage... 

Show Me the Money

Show Me the Money

After six years of austerity, is it even possible to be an artist and make enough money for luxuries like bread? Show Me the Money is a funny, inspirational show by multimedia artist Paula Varjack looking at how artists manage to support their creative dreams... 

The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

Join your hosts Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler as they take the late-night chat show to its illogical conclusion. A multimedia extravaganza from the creators of UK Garage Horse Racing ‘The funniest thing in the world’ (ComedyCentral... 

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

The award-winning comedian Alasdair Beckett-King is legendary, in that there is little historical evidence he exists. But he does exist. His debut solo show opens a cabinet of curiosities, tackling the conundrums of impending extinction, archaic axioms, emotional repression and vegan flimflam... 

Fringe Film Festival

Fringe Film Festival

Returning for its 12th season, this critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day. Pop in for a quirky short or linger longer for a moving moment with fabulously fresh innovation to discuss... 

Eve's Dawning: The Story of the Last Girl

Eve's Dawning: The Story of the Last Girl

‘Eve’s Dawning’ combines storytelling, live music and animation to tell the dystopian fairy tale of Eve, the last girl in the world, as she navigates a post-apocalyptic wasteland, meeting strange characters en route... 

Blink by Phil Porter

Blink by Phil Porter

Described as "unconventional, quirky, and voyeuristic", Peppered Wit's production of Blink by Phil Porter fulfills each of those descriptions. Whatever your understanding of love might be, it is almost certainly not what transpires between Jonah and Sophie... 

The Woman Who Shed Her Skin

The Woman Who Shed Her Skin

A woman single-mindedly pursues her physical image at the expense of her inner self. When that self desperately rises up to take control, no quarter will be given. In an age of seemingly endless cosmetic obsession, ‘The Woman Who Shed Her Skin’ reveals a story of the obsessive pursuit of the unattainable: female perfection... 

Ray's Cafe

Ray's Cafe

We Can Be, LadyG cuts Gaga down to size, with migrant resilience and 'Yes We Can Be Happy, Initiate' and so a company taking inspiration from Jean Findlay and TSEliot which produced work at Edinburgh Festival winning multiple awards is on Fringe, first time with real life stories, to laugh and cry... 

Felt

Felt

This is about the most important thing Michael Clarke ever felt. He would love to share that with you. But who exactly is pulling the strings, and could it be that there is something far more sinister at work? Something that runs deeper and darker than the world could have ever imagined? Proudly sponsored by the good people at Felta Skelta... 

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films with my Dad, His Granddaughter, My Wife, and Her Mother-in-Law

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films with my Dad, His Granddaughter, My Wife, and Her Mother-in-Law

How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? The Jeremy Kyle show? For Aidan and his dad, it was films. Join Aidan as he takes you through his 5 star, internationally-performed Edinburgh Fringe show, from John Wayne to 3D, to show how two men grew up with the help of popcorn and Hollywood... 

Zhivago Theater

Zhivago Theater

A breathtaking theatre show that offers a window to the soul of Russia’s turbulent past. It's the time of revolution, Zhivago, and censored art. A time when Russia has two faces: Pasternak and Stalin... 

Pavillion 7090

Pavillion 7090

7090 are the hosts of a playground full of music, films and installations. It offers a warm place to their strange, obscure but mainly curious takes on life. 7090 are called "the Bermuda Triangle of performing arts"... 

Trade Winds

Trade Winds

The sun has set and across the shimmery water two majestic figures serenely move. This is 'Trade Winds', an evocative performance installation depicting the journey of two women from different cultures... 

Shiny Town

Shiny Town

Welcome to Shiny Town where extraordinary performance meets an ordinary town. Coming to Brighton Fringe for the first time, this pop-up town in the Brighton Pavilion Gardens features a range of activities and performances... 

Decide-A-Quest

Decide-A-Quest

A high-energy comedy reworking of classic game books such as ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ and ‘Find Your Fate’. Embark upon a Quest to find the Yeti and use your deciding powers to guide your avatar, ‘You’... 

The Presence of The Heap and The Happy Way to Go?

The Presence of The Heap and The Happy Way to Go?

Theatre Inc. and IntAct Theatre Co. at Chichester College, Fan Dance Theatre Co. and The Magic Chocolate Show bring you this exciting double-bill of physical theatre led by artists with disabilities... 

HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation

HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. Lonely but resourceful, Albert builds himself a friend, whom he calls A.L.Ex (Artificial Language Experiment). A.L.Ex is a small humanoid robot and a unique computer creation running artificial intelligence... 

Ensonglopedia of Science

Ensonglopedia of Science

A song about science for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs, cells and plenty more. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme. This is the brand-new show by John Hinton, writer and performer of the multi-award-winning 'Scientrilogy of Musical Comedies' about Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie... 

The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

Alasdair Beckett-King is a legendary comedian, in that there is little historical evidence he exists. But he does exist. He's an award-winning stand-up comedian bringing his debut solo show to Brighton Fringe... 

Good Grief... Living with Loss

Good Grief... Living with Loss

A day offering people the opportunity to step into our experiences of living with loss and bereavement. This will be through a number of agencies who work with bereaved adults and children, families and friends, offering information and advice, with a selection of demonstrations showing, in the afternoon, creative ways of working and living with the loss of a loved one and with time to talk and remember those close to us who have died... 

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

Kate Winslet soaking wet, porcelain thrones and dancing sausages. This two women show asks the big, important questions in life such as "what did canned vegetables have to do with the harvest festival?" This is Screaming Banana's Brighton Fringe début and what better way to do so than with a show that is intelligent, provocative, colourful and funny? 

Bunty #101Collabz + Barnacles (horns drums heaviness)

Bunty #101Collabz + Barnacles (horns drums heaviness)

Avant-Pop priestess and vocal looping pioneer invites her favourite cohorts for one special night. Collaboration and improvisation with an elaborate team of artists, musicians and performers in a beautifully twisted dreamscape - using a brass ensemble, projection, dance, choir song, ceremony and motivational speeching... 

Cultural Echo

Cultural Echo

Cultural Echo is the debut theatre work from young company Broken Perspectives. The show follows two young men who attempt to explore, reminisce and re-appropriate their childhood memories of home in a now gentrified London... 

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape – a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet. Stunning big-screen visuals mixed by live VJ create a breathtaking backdrop to the quartet’s hauntingly beautiful cinematic music and soundtrack... 

Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin

Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin

Notorious performer Hypnotique tells her personal story about the world’s first electronic instrument (from 1920s Russia) and it's influence on music today – including Led Zeppelin, Kraftwerk and Portishead... 

Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Next to Normal spin words, music, vocals and their sweet, sweet moves into sketch forms every damn day (after their day jobs). Now they’re bringing it all to Brighton Fringe. You like Opera? You’re in (G)luck... 

Darren Walsh: S'PUN

Darren Walsh: S'PUN

Fresh from winning Dave's 'Joke of the Fringe', Darren Walsh set to work on 'S’Pun', the follow-up to 2015’s 5 star show 'Punderbolt', cramming in even more animations, videos and sound effects... 

Joe & Liam are Friends and Conquistadors

Joe & Liam are Friends and Conquistadors

A double bill from: Joe Hart (SYTYF finalist, Tickled Pig winner, as seen on BBC Trending) and Liam Webber (Best New Act nominee, Midlands Comedy Awards). Tech-savvy gay nerd Joe is a comedic wizard... 

WMD Makes Everything Better

WMD Makes Everything Better

WMD Comedy is a three man sketch troupe with an online following for making strange and wonderful content. In their brand new live show, you can find out about the conception of the Soviet flag, what to do when your friend won't give up his moustache, and how to escape a maze with a deranged maze-man and an idiot... 

Default Friends

Default Friends

Brother and sister duo Jack and Anna Harris bring us a stand-up comedy show using sketches inspired by their life as siblings. Starting with Anna introducing their “interactive community notice board”, her ditsy character from the local Sainsbury’s was wonderfully recognisable and was used to transition between sketches with much comedic effect... 

NU(I)T

NU(I)T

The Countess Alex Zapak, direct from Berlin, presents her captivating new show NU(I)T The international, trans-media, award-winning artist to perform at Brighton Fringe 2017. Punk, Rock, Fellini, Spaghetti Western, lo-fi, Opera, cinematic surrealism, theatre, art, performance, multi-media, live experience... 

Present Tense

Present Tense

An exhibition of works that explore disrupted space: cultural, political, emotional and physical, selected from Phoenix Brighton studio artists and curated by Lucy Day. The exhibition offers a slice in time, a moment of shared connections and isolated thoughts... 

Love a Positive Life

Love a Positive Life

'Love a Positive Life' is a multimedia exhibition telling the positive stories of young people living with HIV in Africa and Asia. See how perceptions of development and stigma can be challenged using the techniques of participatory photography and video with, amongst others, the story of Daphine, a young woman living a positive life with HIV in Uganda... 

HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander

HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander

Award-nominated sell-out hit HIP returns as an immersive journey through the streets of 1970s Brighton. HIP explores the true story of Brightonian Anne Clarke. The discovery of Anne's diaries and letters by squatter Jolie Booth, unearthed a huge archive about the city they've lived in and experiences they've shared... 

A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow

A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow

I, Marjorie Willmott (MA, PhD, MpDA), invite you to my very interesting and very important introductory lecture. This will include some projected images and new information. (Unfortunately the period of time spent attending this lecture will be non-refundable and non-exchangeable). 

Mobile

Mobile

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production. We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder... 

Words and Pictures. Pictures and Words

Words and Pictures. Pictures and Words

An enthralling exhibition based on a year-long collaboration between a photographer and a poet. 1 year, 2 friends, 52 weeks and 104 collaborations. Come and enjoy a showcase of pieces from their book and see 2016 in a new light... 

Procrastinate

Procrastinate

Procrastination may confound human progress and productivity, but it also provides the inspiration for Brick by Brick’s fantastic, multimedia clown show. The union of office drudgery and the subdued magic of mime brings a fabulously playful air to one officer worker’s exploration of all the things he can do when he should be doing something else... 

Macbeth: Without Words

Macbeth: Without Words

Macbeth: Without Words is an abstract and aesthetically pleasing piece, rich in tension. In this production Edinburgh-based company Ludens Ensemble stage an interpretation ‘the Scottish play’ through a dynamic mixture of sound, lighting, projection and physical theatre... 

Taiwan Season: Solo Date

Taiwan Season: Solo Date

Looking like a cyberpunk priest, Tsai Pao-Chang’s hero is swamped in technology — AI, encrypted files and dating sites. We see a bereaved protagonist, Ho-Hien. His lover has just died in a plane crash and he cannot find peace, especially so when a file belonging to his deceased shows a torrid history... 

Machina

Machina

In the prologue to Malcostume Compagnia Teatrale’s show Machina, the company explains that the word ‘machina’ roughly translates to machine or structure and the company’s name ‘Malcostume’ also translates to badly behaved... 

Cosmic Fear or The Day Brad Pitt Got Paranoia

Cosmic Fear or The Day Brad Pitt Got Paranoia

This is a bold and ambitious production, brought to life by three very talented young actors: Sam Ducane, Jack Gordon, and Jessica Sian. This play is an intense, schizophrenic experience... 

Let's Get Quizzical

Let's Get Quizzical

Like a mythological creature comprising equal parts gameshow and man, Les Ismore straddles the enraged bullock of Ulster Light Entertainment. Still to be thrown from the psychotic burger-beast of trivia, he takes his life's culmination, Let's Get Quizzical to the Fringe... 

The Sanctuary of the Minds

The Sanctuary of the Minds

A spectacle of music, video, strobes, multimedia, animation in 3D and 2D, with treated and customised film, using colour effects, singing and flamenco percussion mixed with Scottish folk and electronic... 

Princes of Main: Cool

Princes of Main: Cool

Princes of Main return with another sketch show chock-a-block with odd characters, witty one liners and silliness. It’s all tied together on the vague theme of how to be cool and when I say vague I mean almost nonexistent... 

The Concept

The Concept

Given the chance, what would you ask God? 'Why do I have three nipples?' Jessie is taken on a journey through time. As unfortunate circumstances occur, God just watches. Has God abandoned us? In the style of Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Dickens, The Concept will make you question the relevance of God(s) today... 

We Live by the Sea

We Live by the Sea

We Live by the Sea is a feel-good tale, exploring the day-to-day life of an autistic teenager in Filey. With strong performances, excellent live music and ambitious direction, there is a lot to like about this production... 

Escape

Escape

Award-winning aerial dance theatre company, LCP, draws awareness to human rights violations in their new production. Escape explores the emotional journey of a refugee through struggle, despair and the search for freedom... 

Savage / Love

Savage / Love

A fresh look at the love poems of Sam Shepard using dance, aerial, physical theatre and live video. ‘Real and imagined moments in the spell of love’ said Joseph Chaikin. Promises a fusion of desire, obsession, delusion, desperation, and exaltation... 

Last Call

Last Call

Angst. Millennial or Generation X — we don’t know, but it’s definitely angst. A teen has run away from her Belgian home because she doesn’t feel connected to life or herself... 

Blues is a Primary Colour

Blues is a Primary Colour

A music and projection performance through the prism of blues with live music by Justin Lavash and projections by Darrell Jónsson. We are taken from the blues’ Delta origins to the primal electricity found on nearly every dance floor today... 

Smart

Smart

Smart may seem innovative in putting Facebook and Tinder at the heart of a drama, but this cannot compensate for boring and one-dimensional characters and a tedious plot. Writer and director Duncan Joseph has plenty of good ideas, but almost all of them are poorly executed... 

Our Streets Are Numbered

Our Streets Are Numbered

The show follows up on No Redemption Songs (Fringe sell-out 2014 and 2015) and tells the story of the former mining village of Horden, Co Durham in the years since the miner's strike and the pit's closure... 

Equations for a Moving Body

Equations for a Moving Body

There are audible gasps as we watch footage of two women staggering towards a finish line. They appear either drunk or extremely sick. The one in front collapses; the other trips over her, collapsing as well... 

On Ego by Mick Gordon

On Ego by Mick Gordon

Many theatre companies oversell their wares with outrageous hyperbole. Mind Over Matter Theatre Collective has done quite the opposite in their understated description. On Ego is a towering work of theatrical achievement that potently combines remarkable acting with moving effects... 

Sirqus Alfon: I Am Somebody

Sirqus Alfon: I Am Somebody

Sirquis Alfon, an international trio of street entertainers, take to the stage at Gilded Balloon this year, offering a variety show of crowd-pleasing fun and impressive technical mastery... 

Captured

Captured

Forsaken love. Reunited lovers. Man and woman. The man whose illustrious career kept the woman afloat in a subtle, stifling bondage. She had to get out; she’s jettisoned comfort for a modest career in a poor area... 

The Dwelling Place

The Dwelling Place

Two large basement rooms in Summerhall have been transformed into a remarkable installation and immersive theatre, musical, video, sound, and light performance area. If that seems like a lot to take on board, be assured that overall the experience can be rather soothing... 

Inferno

Inferno

Inferno is the first and, arguably, best part of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Sin manifests itself. We see the evidence of our transgressions, even when they exist in a nasty, draconian framework... 

Harmon Leon's Big Fat Racist Show

Harmon Leon's Big Fat Racist Show

VICE contributor/NY comedian, Harmon Leon has made a career infiltrating extremist hate groups in America. In this Trump-infested era, join him on a multimedia journey undercover with the heinous Westboro Baptist Church, racist assault weapon gatherings in Kentucky, and white supremacists who try to recruit him at TGI Fridays... 

Me, Myself and ISIS – Free

Me, Myself and ISIS – Free

American cop Frank Law lost his partner two days before retirement. British sketch group Banana Collective lost the plot two days before Edinburgh. But what connects the homoerotic adventures of a 1980s detective with the mental breakdown of bunch of pretentious wannabes? ISIS... 

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do

The underground comedian returns, following in the footsteps of the ‘undisputed buzz comedy of last year’ **** (Guardian), Waiting for Gaddot, which received rave reviews, sell-out crowds and an Amused Moose Best Show 2015 Comedy Award... 

Gareth Morinan: Graph Giraffe

Gareth Morinan: Graph Giraffe

Short man dressed as a giraffe shows graphs, gets laughs, then dissects height discrimination using statistics. It's worth noting that he's recognisable from The IT Crowd, because apparently TV credits positively correlate with Fringe show quality... 

Death of Her Brother

Death of Her Brother

Anna stands pale and powerless before a jealous queen. Each has a power the other does not understand and only one can triumph. Anna is determined to protect her beloved little brother... 

Cozy

Cozy

Colin and Yozy are mixing together live music, dance, projection, speed painting and a little culture to create Cozy, a unique experience that bridges an array of art forms! Colin performs his original tracks as he beatboxes, plays guitar and sings his heart out, while Yozy blends together dance forms ranging from hip-hop to contemporary with a little Chinese national flair... 

Simon Feilder: Die Trying

Simon Feilder: Die Trying

Manchild autocorrect nightmare Feilder returns after his ‘delightful debut hour’ **** (Metro), with another hot batch of jokes, films, sounds and stupidity. And probably a rap FFS... 

Edinburgh Fest Live!

Edinburgh Fest Live!

Daily TV Chat Show bringing you the best news, reviews, interviews, performances and much more from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Get a taste of everything the festival has to offer all in one place, as well as original comedy sketches and spoofs... 

Extreme Broadcasting

Extreme Broadcasting

BFBS Radio and Television services are absolutely vital to the morale of the British Forces serving abroad, this is why BFBS routinely sends civilian broadcasters into war zones. BFBS broadcasters have a story to tell... 

Macho Like Me

Macho Like Me

The true account of Helie Lee's remarkable six-month journey living as a man. Between the weight lifting, crew cut and a new wardrobe, Helie's excited to start her new life as Harry... 

Mid-Brow: The Live Show

Mid-Brow: The Live Show

The winners of Best New Sketch Act 2015 return with their highly anticipated new show. Expect their trademark easy charm and fast-paced humour, now layered with a multimedia barrage of the senses which feels like Encarta ‘95 on performance-enhancing drugs... 

Fringe Film Festival

Fringe Film Festival

Returning for its 12th season, the critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day. Pop in for a quirky short or linger longer for a moving moment – fabulously fresh innovation to discuss... 

Guerilla Aspies: the Show of the Book. Become Autistic.

Guerilla Aspies: the Show of the Book. Become Autistic.

Become autistic. The author of Guerilla Aspies - a neurotypical society infiltration manual - brings his unique and hilarious autism conversion show to Brighton. Audiences at Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin and around the UK have joined the new normal... 

The Daddy Blues

The Daddy Blues

Masculinity meets Artificial Intelligence in jukebox sci-fi 'The Daddy Blues'. Brave, funny and a little bit disturbing, this is a lab experiment with a dash of disco. Artist and Streisand fan-girl Phoebe Marsh is setting out to build herself a new dad - a Franken Father of her very own - from scratch. 

No More Miss America!

No More Miss America!

I originally held out much hope for this production from How to Deal with Rude and Unruly Women, however being there was like serving a prison sentence. Eerily dispersed amongst the pews, the cast wearing nothing but their underwear made me think this was going to be an in-yer-face piece of theatre... 

The Gary & Robert Blues

The Gary & Robert Blues

A funny, angry and poignant story of one man using his creation of a new stand-up comedy act to find a path through his confused and damaged mind; and reconnect with the world. Intercut with a blues music soundtrack, this powerful show is a mix of theatre and stand-up. 

BODIED

BODIED

Forget everything you think you know about battle rap. A peek into the lives and stories of the members of a diverse, thriving sub culture. Featuring live rap battles and starring different emcees each night, BODIED is a new play drawn from interviews with the UK’s top battlers. 

I do it to Break

I do it to Break

A piece of new writing by Royal Court Writers Programmes' Isabel Sensier. Incorporating themes of isolation, self-harm and pizza. Four strangers try to connect, despite the pressures of modern life... 

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A pair of comedic short plays simultaneously celebrating and condemning modern life, sandwiched in sketches: A re-imagining of the myth of Narcissus and Echo, and a contemporary fable blending live theatre and projection, which questions what happens when the consumer becomes the consumed... 

Seven

Seven

For a topic that has become slightly worn in recent years and can easily slip into cliché, this was a very commendable take, using the extremely difficult device of verbatim performance... 

BIF: Brighton Illustration Fair

BIF: Brighton Illustration Fair

The 2nd year of BIF: The Brighton Illustration Fair. Over two days and several rooms, 60+ guests and exhibitors will be representing the world of illustration in the form of comics, small press, prints, poster art, apparel, animation, zines, publishing, workshops, talks, screenings and more. 

Darren Walsh: S'PUN

Darren Walsh: S'PUN

Fresh from winning Dave's Joke of the Fringe last year, and re-telling it dozens of times, Darren Walsh sets to work on coming up with a completely new set of jokes for 2016. S’PUN is the follow-up to 2015’s five-star Edinburgh show 'Punderbolt'... 

Blood Will Have Blood

Blood Will Have Blood

After Banquo’s murder, his son Fleance is adrift in Macbeth’s brutal new Scotland. An intense audio-immersive experience of a tyrant’s world through a child’s eyes. 12 audience members only! ImmerCity's companion piece to 'Fire Burn'... 

The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

Alasdair Beckett-King - “One to Watch” (Time Out) - is a legendary comedian, in that there is little historical evidence he exists. As heard on BBC Radio. As seen in Brighton's Vegetarian Shoe Shop... 

Matt Banks & Fraser Geesin: Dunce Tank

Matt Banks & Fraser Geesin: Dunce Tank

A chaotic hour of games, awful songs and confusion. Guaranteed to open your heart and make you weep with joy. Matt Banks: "Strange nonsense, indeed, and presented with a weird charm" (Chortle)... 

Tribute Acts

Tribute Acts

Everyone wants their dad to be a hero. But what happens when your heroes let you down? Cheryl and Tess interviewed their socialist dads and filmed it. 'Tribute Acts' is a hilarious and boldly honest exploration of father-daughter relationships... 

Juliette Burton: Decision Time (Preview)

Juliette Burton: Decision Time (Preview)

Award-winning docu-comedian Juliette Burton must make a BIG decision. Join Juliette as she chooses her own adventure. Can one choice change a life? Can looking back help us move forward? It’s time to make good life choices... 

The Excellence of Failure

The Excellence of Failure

The MA Performance and Visual Practices returns to the Marlborough Theatre for its annual show of surprise and delight. The show may include: a boy band not of boys, things which are not where you expect them to be, things converted into altars and somebody speaking on behalf of somebody else. 

Tom Goodliffe is Full of Beans: A Comedian's Guide to Coffee

Tom Goodliffe is Full of Beans: A Comedian's Guide to Coffee

An award-winning comedian and writer for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, Tom brews up his brand new show all about coffee. History, culture, politics, science... this afternoon pick-me-up will leave you buzzing... 

Leggoland

Leggoland

In 2014 stand-up comedian Colin became an amputee, making full use of his surname Leggo. He now presents an hour of gloriously silly, life affirming comedy exploring how losing a leg needn't stop you standing up... 

Animal Magic

Animal Magic

The author Mick Jackson talks taxidermy and explores our ambivalent relationship with the animal kingdom, from Walter Potter to Johnny Morris via John Berger. Includes slides! (and drink) 

Four Seasons In Sound

Four Seasons In Sound

Imagine the sounds of the seasons transformed into music. Using only a sound recorder, composer Nikky French captures our lives, forging Spring's tone into a sonata and Autumn's fireworks into a concerto... 

Transgendered Shakespeare

Transgendered Shakespeare

Communication? Between a father and a child? How difficult can that be? Communication? Between a father and a transgender child? How much of a nightmare can that be? After 400 years, can Shakespeare help? A father and child explore each other’s worlds with the help, and hindrance, of the Bard. 

Peter Dobbing: Armchair Futurologist III

Peter Dobbing: Armchair Futurologist III

Multiple comedy competition finalist Peter Dobbing's last two shows brought you bitcoins, edible insects and virtual reality. Come and see what the Armchair Futurologist has in store for you in 2016... 

The Journey: Confessions of an Artist

The Journey: Confessions of an Artist

This exhibition is brought to you by a collection of local artists working in a variety of mediums. The creating process is full of both pleasure and pain. Come and discover their celebrations, trials and tribulations... 

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

Laurel and Hardy are the best-loved comedy duo of all time. This hugely popular, award-winning, and accurate play about their lives and movies plays to sold-out houses, standing ovations and five-star reviews internationally... 

BabbittBabbittBabbittBabbittBabbitt

BabbittBabbittBabbittBabbittBabbitt

Guitars, video, computer music and improvised live art combine in a multi-sensory celebration of Milton Babbitt's centenary. 'Soli e Duettini' is performed five times in different ways... 

My Paper Girlfriend

My Paper Girlfriend

Animation, mime and speech come together in this neat one-man show about love at first-sight going wrong. My Paper Girlfriend details the ill-fated attempts of the hapless, romantic Wesley Griffiths falling in love and the simple life he craves is reflected in a simple, naïve plot and sparse black and white animations... 

Insomnia

Insomnia

It’s said that two fasting, sleepless nights are all that separates us from savagery. And the play I saw last night, Insomnia, devised by ZLS Theatre, is well endowed with the kaleidoscopic disorientation, claustrophobia and the downright maddening of such an eventuality... 

Sy Thomas: Poster Boy

Sy Thomas: Poster Boy

Sy Thomas serves-up the best bits from his 2015 Edinburgh show ‘Jumper’ and some brand spanking new stuff for 2016. Featuring lo-fi videos; tales of whimsy, woe and wonder; and quite probably tears (his)... 

Sharing Toys: Memories and Recollections

Sharing Toys: Memories and Recollections

Visit people’s memories of toys and take the opportunity to share your own toy recollections via video, writing, drawing or whatever other media inspires you. 

9

9

Rebelles is a folk, jazz and classical singing group of 9; Julia, Natalie, Michelle, Marina, Andrea, Meredith, Sibyl, Sally and Cat. 9 voices. 9 busy lives. 9 women with nothing in common but a shared joy in singing... 

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

Stockhausen’s Inori is an incredibly intense show. From an academic point of view it is brilliant and aurally it’s aesthetic is astounding. However, this is not a show for Brighton Fringe... 

Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

Standard Lamps, Tenderhooks, Idle Talk. An opportunity to see three great Brighton bands live and enjoy the screening of their latest music videos. If you like blues, rock, pop or mod and you like it live, then this is the business! Details on the Facebook events page, Sound and Vision. 

Distortion

Distortion

A story of both the abuser/ abused, showing the cognitive distortions which underlie sexual offending and the resulting trauma caused to a victim. Combining emotive text, abstract dance and video footage, 'Distortion' lets your imagination run wild but brings you back to reality when it hurts the most. 

Fraser Geesin: Jack Of All Polymaths

Fraser Geesin: Jack Of All Polymaths

Please ensure you use the right quote: “an imaginative wit that earmarks him as one to watch” with “cracking gags that turn on a smart use of language” (Chortle)... Print that verbatim, I don't want to look an idiot... 

Owl Time

Owl Time

Inspired by a phrase from Virginia Woolf to describe dusk, Owl Time is a gentle production that provides political punch. While focusing on the necessity for humankind to harmonise with nature it follows the story of Matchgirl, who lives in a refugee camp in Calais (known as the Jungle)... 

Narcolepsie

Narcolepsie

Numbers, symbols, synchronicity, a key, a door, dimensions, sentient life - what is reality? A glimpse into space/time and my perception of the Universe... Natalia Stevenson-Oake will be the artist-in-residence at the One Church venue, creating a new piece for Brighton Fringe. 

Paul Jones: The Nerdfather

Paul Jones: The Nerdfather

They say you should never meet your heroes... no one ever said you shouldn't make your kids meet them! Paul Jones presents his parenting guide for geeks in a multimedia comedy show that boldly goes where no Dad has gone before... 

Nathan Cassidy: 42 (Preview)

Nathan Cassidy: 42 (Preview)

Award-winning comedian with a random set-list in a quest to find the meaning of life. No two shows the same! Sell-out Brighton 2012-2015, Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee, Best Show Winner 2014/Nominee 2015 Buxton Fringe... 

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More! LOVE

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More! LOVE

An intimate, audience-collaborative theatre show with projected imagery and text messaging, exploring love, desire and dating with your clothes on. A new show conceived and devised by participative theatre artist/facilitator Debra Watson. 

Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Dressed only from the waist up and ankles down, Truscott undoes the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between. Can you make jokes about rape? She plans to, even if you tell her to stop! 

Plastic is Forever

Plastic is Forever

Jewellers dedicate their craft to transform our waste into desirable objects. This exhibition uses art, design and moving images to increase awareness of how the ocean environment is affected by what we throw away... 

Abacus

Abacus

That the character of Paul Abacus was created in 2009 – three years after TED talks became available to watch online – is no surprise at all. That people believed in the construct of this ‘public intellectual’ until 2012 – when he was revealed as a fake at Sundance Film Festival – is a good indicator of the quality of the parody... 

Perceptual Landscape

Perceptual Landscape

A technical marvel, Perceptual Landscape is an alarming watch. We enter on unbearable supersonic screeches and earth-rocking bass. Crumpled paper adds unease to an already complex soundscape... 

Landline

Landline

Using smartphones, the audience is invited to play the dual role of voyeur and accomplice in an audio-guided, experiential tour of the city. Each audience member is partnered through text messaging with a fellow participant in Reykjavík, Iceland... 

Siro-A

Siro-A

The live rhythm action bonanza Siro-A is quite simply multi-layered hyperactivity for the stage. Ramped up generic dance music and a plethora of lights from every direction, translucent sheets, sabres and white squares fill an overwhelming number of set pieces... 

No Redemption Songs

No Redemption Songs

A powerful and evocative mixed media performance performed by Ribbon Road with songs by songwriter Brenda Heslop, and a film by Keith Pattison. The show marks the 30th anniversary of the 1984-85 Miners' Strike... 

SoloTronik – Ribbentrop Factory

SoloTronik – Ribbentrop Factory

Spectacle of music with electronics, computers, lasers, special lights, video and performance. Original music composed by the author, with original video. Styles: classical, electronic, pop, flamenco... 

The Flaming Lips – Magners Summer Nights

The Flaming Lips – Magners Summer Nights

Concerts by Oklahoma City's experimental fearless freaks The Flaming Lips are legendary, stunningly immersive psychedelic experiences, and this special open-air show beneath Edinburgh Castle promises to be an unmissable highlight of the year. 

Aidan Goatley's 10 Films With My Dad

Aidan Goatley's 10 Films With My Dad

It’s hard to find a better word to describe Aiden Goatley’s comedy than sweet-natured. His show, which has been visibly honed over the last five years, focuses on the relationship with his father and films, and how the two have intertwined over the years... 

Threesome

Threesome

Threesome follows the rocky road to a triple tryst as married thirtysomethings Sam and Kate (Chris Willoughby and Gemma Rook) attempt to spice up their faltering relationship by inviting the abrasive and sex-obsessed Lucy (April Pearson) into the bedroom - what follows is fifty minutes of witty banter, sublimely awkward dialogue and what feels like a world record attempt to say “cocks” as many times under an hour as possible... 

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

If you are looking for some respite from hackneyed scripts and dodgy accents, you are not going to find it in Sanctuary.Written and performed by Susanne Sulby, this one woman show is trying to do something quite admirable: examining how war affects women around the world, which is partly why it comes as such a disappointment... 

Leggoland

Leggoland

Opinions on his show aside, one simply can’t fault Colin Leggo for his sense of humour. After having his toe removed in 2004 he had complications with his leg for a further ten years until he finally had his leg amputated in May of last year... 

Alex Williamson: That Guy from the Internet

Alex Williamson: That Guy from the Internet

Alex Williamson possesses the confidence and charisma necessary for performing for large crowds, a man who grasps the essence of comedy with a promising career ahead of him. Williamson goes for what you won’t expect him to say with brash one lines that come out of the blue, a trademark of the show... 

Face to the Wall

Face to the Wall

Let me tell you what happened. No, don't interrupt. Actually I don't want to talk about it anymore. Fine. There were children. They got shot. Don't interrupt. We were only children... 

Fringe Film Festival

Fringe Film Festival

C’s Fringe Film Festival is a smorgasbord of productions shuffled neatly into one come-and-go styled theatre. Calling it hit and miss would be putting it lightly, and it certainly doesn’t help that there is barely any listings of what time each individual film runs at... 

The Remnants: Threadbare

The Remnants: Threadbare

Archimedes (Alexander Wilson) is interested in scopophilia, pleasure derived from looking. He looks at us, an experiment to see how long he can sit before we leave. Mercifully, Phoenix (Emily Johnstone) interrupts and tells him a story about two lovers... 

A Requiem for Edward Snowden

A Requiem for Edward Snowden

A Requiem for Edward Snowden is a new audio-visual piece on the very current themes of privacy, security and loss in the 21st century. Based on the choices and actions of whistle-blower Edward Snowden, it uses electronic sound, live acoustic instruments and real-time visuals to explore how our everyday communications inevitably compromise our privacy... 

Dendritical

Dendritical

At the heart of Dendritical, the latest performance art piece by Christy Ann Brown, lies a contradiction. It is in many respects unpolished, confused and at points bordering on self-parody... 

ErictheFred

ErictheFred

An ambitious clown show from veteran performer Chris Lynam, ErictheFred never quite lives up to its multimedia promise despite some impressive and funny moments along the way. Entering dejectedly onto the stage, Lynam tears off his wig and tutu in disgust at a bad performance he’s given... 

The Beanfield

The Beanfield

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Battle of the Beanfield, a violent police intervention in which more than 500 travellers were arrested in a field on their way to a new-age festival at Stonehenge... 

The Remnants: As Thyself

The Remnants: As Thyself

A short and beguiling piece of theatre, As Thyself is presented here as the first part in a conceptual series of plays by Isla van Tricht, although it was originally a standalone piece... 

Darren Walsh: Punderbolt

Darren Walsh: Punderbolt

If you can’t predict what is in store from the title then here’s a clue: Darren Walsh likes saying things that sounds like other things, and what’s more, they’re usually quite funny... 

Fiction

Fiction

Fiction is unlike anything else you'll see at the Fringe. Partially because you don't do much seeing. The show takes the form of a narrative soundscape, putting each audience member into a set of headphones in the darkened theatre, for an individual journey that is gripping and frighteningly ambiguous... 

Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for Baby

Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for Baby

I’m going to start by dismissing the notion that we’re due something entirely new from Joseph Morpurgo, because such thinking ignores the staggeringly high standards to which the character comic is held... 

Black Magic: Songs Unchained

Black Magic: Songs Unchained

Black Magic: Songs Unchained is an important piece of theatre, unfortunately hampered by an uneven acting performance. Recounting for her audience the history of oppression against black people in the United States of America, using songs traditionally sung by the black community, Katt Tait explores the way in which cultural heritage and music are inherently entwined... 

Doorbells

Doorbells

Doorbells is a physical theatre performance about stories of surviving loneliness through surreal and humorously imaginative worlds. Inspired by true stories, literary and historical characters, journeys unfold which transport us beyond the everyday... 

Night Just Before the Forests

Night Just Before the Forests

A theatrical proposal filled with poetry. The atmosphere engenders an aesthetic experience at the same time poetic and contemporary. The use of new technologies through live video camera resizes the viewing experience and makes it even closer... 

The Jest: The Five Humours

The Jest: The Five Humours

Like some much of our interaction with the wider world, it starts with a button. If you’re planning on seeing The Jest, press it when prompted (you can’t miss it). If anything, it will give the venue staff one less job to do... 

Portraits in Motion

Portraits in Motion

In his softly accented English, German photographer Volker Gerling introduces you to unforgettable faces in his quiet but compelling Portraits in Motion. It’s not a play, not a lecture – it’s artistic “show and tell” storytelling as Gerling talks about his 3500 km walks through Germany and Switzerland... 

Bayou Blues

Bayou Blues

Bayou Blues is beautiful. ‘Beauty’ is the girl’s name in this solo performance and she too is beautiful. Growing up in the segregated wards of New Orleans, however, she was never told that... 

Eating Seals and Seagulls' Eggs

Eating Seals and Seagulls' Eggs

Eating Seals and Seagulls’ Eggs is a poetic telling of Ireland's ‘most hated woman’ – Peig Sayers. It skilfully uses multimedia in the form of period-appropriate screens, radios and projections... 

At the Crossroads

At the Crossroads

I was the only one watching this show, and what a mistake the hordes of people outside on Victoria Street made. Modern Robot, consisting of guitarist Ben Singer and drummer Phil, provides an astonishingly powerful exhibition of musical talent... 

Alien Lullabies – Songs from a Decaying Future

Alien Lullabies – Songs from a Decaying Future

As part of the Made in Scotland showcase, off-world electronica and stunning live vocals merge seamlessly with surreal 3D animation to evolve into a multimedia artwork in Alien Lullabies... 

A Reason to Talk

A Reason to Talk

Sachli Gholamalizad moved from Iran to Belgium when she was five. For the two years that she and her brothers waited for their father to make the journey, her mother was her protector in this strange new country with its formidable barriers of language and discrimination... 

Strange Face – Adventures With a Lost Nick Drake Recording

Strange Face – Adventures With a Lost Nick Drake Recording

Music has a way of providing the most honest portrait of a person, be it someone listening to an opera in the Royal Albert Hall or someone moshing in the belly of Bannerman’s, music always manages to discover the most intimate aspects of anyone... 

Time Out With Jesus

Time Out With Jesus

St Patrick's parishioners invite you to spend some time reflecting on the mysteries of Christian faith, and so be renewed in body and soul for our day to day activities in this world. 

The Rocking Horse Winner

The Rocking Horse Winner

A stage and film mixed media adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s short story. As a family faces financial ruin a ghostly presence is sensed in their house, leading the youngest child to gambling and a supernaturally lucky streak... 

Marc Jennings: Disconnected

Marc Jennings: Disconnected

Could you survive without the internet? Marc Jennings explains how he quit the web for six months and lived to tweet the tale. He explores this generation’s addiction to smartphones, selfies, and social networking; rediscovers how to navigate through life without the use of Google Maps; and explores whether it’s possible to enjoy the benefits technology brings without it taking over our lives... 

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else)

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else)

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else) is a show about changing your name, finding freedom through reinvention, and gaining the power to tell your own story. Combining confessional monologue with video interview and archive footage, it explores identity through name change... 

Marc Jennings: Disconnected

Marc Jennings: Disconnected

Could you survive without the internet? Marc Jennings explains how he quit the web for six months and lived to tweet the tale. He explores this generation’s addiction to smartphones, selfies, and social networking; rediscovers how to navigate through life without the use of Google Maps; and explores whether it’s possible to enjoy the benefits technology brings without it taking over our lives... 

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else)

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else)

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else) is a show about changing your name, finding freedom through reinvention, and gaining the power to tell your own story. Combining confessional monologue with video interview and archive footage, it explores identity through name change... 

Skins and Hoods

Skins and Hoods

By Gustave Akakpo (translation Katherine Mendelsohn). What’s your skin? Is it good? Would you swap it if you could? Heroine George takes on the playground world. ‘This morning Miss said “Tell us about your culture... 

Perceptual Landscape

Perceptual Landscape

An unconventional experiment of light, sound and physical theatre. Inspired by autistic children, Jenny Mok, director of Galway Fringe Best International Performance Award 2014, explores the definition of reality in her breathtaking solo... 

Quivertip

Quivertip

Fishing for chub on the Thames in winter. Experienced angler? Never been, but interested? Close by and nothing to do at 11 in the morning? Come and join Toby Adams (and his flask) somewhere in an Oxfordshire field. 

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star

A starry evening with the most famous child star you've never heard of. Stardom! Star quality! War! Come on a journey through the highs and lows of her eclectic career; as an actress, author and spokesperson for non FDA approved mood-enhancing drink products... 

Paul Kerensa: Back to the Futon Pt2: Dude, Where's My Hoverboard?

Paul Kerensa: Back to the Futon Pt2: Dude, Where's My Hoverboard?

Great Scott! 2015, still no hoverboards... Since 2006’s BTTF-themed ‘very funny, very clever, excellent Edinburgh show’ (Chortle.co.uk), ‘dazzlingly funny’ (Spectator) Kerensa's become a dad, author and British Comedy Award winner (co-writer BBC One's Miranda, Not Going Out)... 

Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Bomb

Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Bomb

Seventy years of film, music, art and literature come to life in this interactive exhibition of popular culture, exploring our love/hate relationship with the deadliest weapons on earth: nukes... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4's brand-new comedy series, Ability, has unwittingly become an unintentional porn star because of the inspirational memes that are everywhere these days...