Slooshy Wordshow

Slooshy Wordshow

A chair, a poetry book, a man, and a bottle of water to wet his whistle – other than these there is no set and the stage is bare.In his Slooshy Wordshow Greg Byron departs from physical theatre for the evening to give a performance of spoken word poetry, ranging in theme from science and quantum physics, to Brexit, to memory, to what it might be like to be a woman, and even on this particular evening, just 24 hours after the terrorist attack at London Bridge, to the Manchester bombing... 

The Stroop Effect

The Stroop Effect

The disparity between the promotional material put out by theatre groups and the reality of what they present to audiences is often quite staggering. The Stroop Effect is an excellent example of this phenomenon... 

Blooming

Blooming

Patrick Sandford is engaging, entertaining and certainly knows how to hold an audience. Performing alongside the talented Loren O’Dair who flits between piano, accordion and a whole host of accents and characters, this is a story taken from conversations with survivors of abuse... 

She Denied Nothing

She Denied Nothing

Inspired by the events of Sophocles’ Antigone, Greek theatre veterans Actors of Dionysus chose to examine the actions of two women who are unable to explain the whereabouts of traitor Polynices rather than the story of Antigone herself, which made for a refreshingly intelligent angle on a brilliant story... 

Split

Split

Walking into The Warren’s Studio 2 to the sounds of Vengaboys, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani, it was clear I was in for an hour-long nostalgia hit. Split tells the story of Charlotte and Ellie, who meet on the first day of secondary school, and shows the ups and downs of their friendship from that moment through to their Year 11 prom... 

(Non) Violent Communication

(Non) Violent Communication

How funny is Non Violent Communication? Apparently, NVC is a way of talking which involves getting your needs met, as well as the needs of others. When Susan Earl’s marriage broke up she gave it a go and it only led to public crying in the aisles of Waitrose... 

Dot. Dot. Dot.

Dot. Dot. Dot.

“Shall I tell you a story?” a girl asks. She doesn’t receive an answer. “You’ll like it”. Her audience remains convinced. She remains undeterred. “I’ll tell you anyway... 

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

An umbrella for a sword, a lamp as a tree and a wooden spoon as a nun, are just a few examples for the smart and innovative use of objects in The Tale of the Cockatrice. Mumblecrust Theatre offers a wonderful introduction to the magical world of puppets and object theatre... 

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... 

purged

purged

Deeply meaningful and uncomfortably honest at times, purged presents Alex (Orla Sanders) and his desire and failure to verbally explain his mental health problems to the audience... 

Enter The Dragons
BOBBY WINNER

Enter The Dragons

On an epic adventure to halt ageing in its tracks, writers and performers Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards swim the sea of apology, march the bridge of tears and conquer the dark depths of the underworld on a fruitful journey of discovery... 

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

‘Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze’ follows the story of the old man who never (hardly ever) sneezed. Featuring chocolate pudding, live music, magical mucus and ever extendable nose hairs... 

Sexiety

Sexiety

Sex: we (almost) all do it, but we hardly talk about it. How do you keep sexual desire burning in a long term relationship? Where do our ideas about sex come from? Theatre company Gehring and Ketelaars share, together with journalist Gian van Grunsven, new insights about what sexuality is and can be... 

Ian Lane: If You Lived Here You'd Be Ian Lane By Now

Ian Lane: If You Lived Here You'd Be Ian Lane By Now

This show is about two things: home and the body. What is home? What is the body? What if you don't feel at home in your body? What if there's nobody home? Veteran homebody Ian Lane (New Comedian of the Year finalist 2014) investigates by looking at lop-sided cats, onion grenades, vengeful left hands, and how the offside rule makes you late for work... 

The Forecast

The Forecast

The Forecast is an engaging and informative piece of political theatre. Four women from different parts of the world are employed as “human garden ornaments.” They hang from a tree in an upper middle class suburban back garden... 

Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th

Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th

Terriane Falcome offers a tour de force of writing and comedy, playing at the Theatre Box this Brighton Fringe. Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th is a series of loosely related monologues all taking place at the same New York City address and all dealing, in different ways, with a kind of grief... 

Olive and Bosie

Olive and Bosie

The cramped prison cell under Brighton’s Town Hall once more plays host to 368 Theatre Company’s trilogy of jail-based plays, which includes the sad tale of Olive and Bosie... 

Donal Coonan: Mr Grebe Is Taking Your Class Today

Donal Coonan: Mr Grebe Is Taking Your Class Today

Sometimes you stumble on a stand-up so freshly funny that you remember why you started liking unknown comedy shows in the first place. Mr Grebe turns up with a register one day in a bright, badly fitting jacket and explains that the usual teacher is sick... 

Ingo's War

Ingo's War

This cosy story follows the adventures of Ingo, a dog on a mission to make his owners proud. Lost and alone, Ingo is found as a pup by Bryony (played by Sophie Hatton), who cares for him until their chaotic separation in the war... 

I AM BEAST

I AM BEAST

In this exhilarating, disturbing exploration of the human mind, there is a cornucopia of theatrical styles, from the visually spectacular, breathtaking use of puppetry, to the slick, well-rehearsed stage combat and physical theatre... 

BADD

BADD

to know how to recognise the occult in your child? How to be vigilant for signs of Satan? Hoping for practical tips to drive the Devil out? This is the educational lecture for you.Pam, perfectly tailored in a pink pant suit and pearl earrings, is ready to help all those parents and concerned citizens out there who are 'Bothered by Dungeons and Dragons' (BADD), by sharing her research and advice... 

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

On a lake somewhere not far away, a mother duck is sitting on her eggs. But one doesn’t look like the others; it’s a different shape, a brighter colour and is much, much bigger! What will happen when the egg hatches, and what stories will hatch with it? Join Above Bounds as they explore the most loved Hans Christian Anderson story using songs, shadow puppetry and some of your input to tell this famous tale... 

Moondial

Moondial

Even before she came to Belton, Minty had known she was a witch, or something very much like it. When she uncovers a time portal (the ‘Moondial’ in the grounds of Belton House) she meets Tom the sickly kitchen boy, and Sarah, a girl whose family think her birthmark makes her the ‘Devil's child’... 

Landmines

Landmines

She’s suffocating in this atmosphere of hopelessness (aren’t we all?). Everyone around her has given up trying to change things because it’s bad for their mental health, but she can’t just switch it all off... 

Obama & Me

Obama & Me

“I am a cog in the wheel of free movement. I am my ancestors’, my contemporaries’, and my descendants’ wildest dreams.” While Barack Obama is fulfilling his American Dream as the first black president of the United States, Sylvia Arthur, a black Brit, is in Brussels in pursuit of the European version... 

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

It is with a plethora of “well”s with which this show must be described: well written, well performed, well timed and very well done. Phaedra, or “Fey” as she prefers to be known, entered the stage in a slinky, bright red dress, with a waterfall of curls, accompanied only by her jazz guitarist and a trolley full of spirits for cocktails... 

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

In a time of pre-war political tension, gone are the days of frothy fashion journalism for Pamela More, a feisty and glamorous Times journalist who stubbornly prioritises haute-couture over Hitler... 

Spilt Milk Presents...

Spilt Milk Presents...

Spilling, dripping and leaking comedy from every angle, come and join Spilt Milk, a brand-new sketch group, for their exciting show, packed with original new comedy writing. Formed at Soho Young Company, this comedy collective writes and performs in different combinations to create an eclectic mix of witty sketches... 

Philip Pullman's The Ruby In The Smoke

Philip Pullman's The Ruby In The Smoke

Working in collaboration with Philip Pullman (creator of His Dark Materials), the bestselling novel comes to life on stage for the first time. After her father's mysterious death, Sally Lockhart is thrown into the heart of Victorian London, battling unseen forces to uncover the secrets he left behind... 

A Remarkable Person

A Remarkable Person

This critically-acclaimed, award-winning Norwegian (but performed in English) play philosophises: Do we humans really have a deep need for an identity, or is this need utter nonsense? For her ability to convey deeply existential material in a humorous and crystal clear way, and for her courage to be politically incorrect, the playwright was awarded First Priority by the Norwegian Centre for New Play-writing... 

Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin

Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin

Kids these days! No one knows what they’re up to. Well, we do and we’re willing to let you in on the secret. What if I told you that you know nothing about sex? You don’t even know what a virgin is... 

Know Brexit

Know Brexit

“The UK has voted out... 48% scream and shout... Will the Union end up dead? Is economic ruin where we head? Brexit plans remain unclear... Who knows where we go from here... ” Enjoy a humorous and entertaining look at the Brexit options, our future relationship with the EU, and what it all means for the UK... 

Killer Cells

Killer Cells

A story of optimism and resilience. This multimedia play follows women who are going through recurrent miscarriage, breaking the taboo, and starting important conversations about an issue that affects 1 in 3 women... 

The Meebles Get The Show On The Road

The Meebles Get The Show On The Road

Be different! Join the Meebles on their madcap adventures in a circus van, racing against time to save the children from all being made the same by Von Zalatan and his virtual obedience factory... 

Between You and Me

Between You and Me

This Brighton-based forum theatre company produce thought-provoking performances about social and political matters, using storytelling, discussion, and re-enactment. 'Between You and Me' has been created in collaboration with Mankind and is based on true stories and experiences... 

Voice

Voice

A new one-woman show written and performed by Vikki Parker. Theatre, comedy, movement and singing the Blues. A woman immersed in her story of madness and covert control, her lost self, her TED talk fantasy of socially unacceptable facts and her brave ways out... 

Candid

Candid

To tell stories in unexpected ways; that is the promise that Wildkind Theatre makes in their tagline. It’s a promise that they certainly deliver, but only because the blurb in the program and what I saw appeared to be two completely different shows, leaving me feeling a little perplexed... 

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Constance Lloyd is rarely remembered in literary history. A feminist, a writer and a mother, she is mostly remembered as the wife of one of the most infamous Victorians, Oscar Wilde... 

The Lions Roar and Other Stories

The Lions Roar and Other Stories

Award-winning children's theatre company brings you a collection of short stories that will entertain and delight young audiences. Join Mr Fizzywinkle and Chazaro as they explore the jungle and find out how the elephant got its trunk, why the warthog is so ugly, why the crow is black, and most importantly how the lion got its roar... 

Catching the Ghost

Catching the Ghost

"I remember lying on my roof, utterly bewildered and for the first time sensed the ghost. Felt him separate from my body. The ghost of the Chris that didn’t break, that didn’t lose his sight... 

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Unflinchingly honest journey to every mum. Contemporary theatre for audiences of today, followed by a chat. "Hidden gem" (Fringe Review). "This is... outstanding devised theatre... 

Duker & Henderson: Soph Opera

Duker & Henderson: Soph Opera

Two of the UK's best new comics, Sophie Duker (Funny Women finalist 2015) and Sophie Henderson (SYTYF? finalist 2016) ride into Brighton for an unrelentingly hilarious hour of subversive sass... 

Late To The Party

Late To The Party

'Late to the Party' is an autobiographical romp on a mid-life diagnosis of ADHD and Dyslexia in two women. The new knowledge forces a journalist for the Times (ADHD-er) and a Contemporary Dancer (Dyslexic) to rewrite their history, review some of the mayhem in their lives, and face themselves... 

The Elephant Girls

The Elephant Girls

Forget lovable rogues and artful dodgers, this uncomfortable monologue tells the true story of a London awash with criminal gangs in the interwar years. The Bermondsey boys, Battersea boys, City Road boys, Goose Green boys; the list goes on, but with only one girl gang- The Elephant Girls... 

Fran & Leni

Fran & Leni

1976. Fran and Leni meet in a North London comp. Three years later they are The Rips, girls with guitars, bored of playing nice. “I was the punk. I was born punk. But she was my rock... 

One Man and his Dog

One Man and his Dog

A dog is man’s best friend, and is for life. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, or can you? What happens when the old dog does indeed change his spots and starts a new and different life? Does it matter how old the old dog is? After all, does age hamper one’s ability to make a change? Are the consequences different when one makes a life change in later years? Follow the dark and humorous story of one man and his dog exploring a new life and love... 

Lambs to the s-Laughter

Lambs to the s-Laughter

Lambs to the s-Laughter showcases the very best of new comedy talent from around the UK. We share our favourite new acts with you in this hour of new material from up-and-coming comedians... 

Time Please

Time Please

'Time Please' is a darkly-comic play, set in a run-down pub in a deprived neighbourhood. The grimness offset by the misplaced optimism of barman Steve and the epic sarcasm of his feisty wife, Cath... 

Cracked Tiles

Cracked Tiles

A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling fast food shop. The sale of the shop now looms but Riccardo isn’t ready to leave as he's just discovered a compelling oddity in the family business records... 

By Myself

By Myself

Known for his highly imaginative and hilarious writing, and as a natural born performer, Addy brings a new show of his unique style of comedy to Brighton Fringe. He has appeared on almost every major stand-up show on TV, and many of the comedy festivals around the world... 

Under My Thumb

Under My Thumb

Six women. One prison cell. After committing crimes that didn’t conform with the dystopian and misogynistic society these women live in, they are thrown together and forced to create their own society in jail... 

Blocked

Blocked

“Bye!”, Kate (Laura Curnick) chirps as a disgruntled man with a beer leaves from the front row ten minutes into the set, a rather awkward start to Blocked, which is followed by the gradual downfall of a stand-up comedian... 

Steve Lee: Sit Down Stand Up!

Steve Lee: Sit Down Stand Up!

46 years in showbiz. Two unpublished novels. Two TV scripts. One filmed in five languages. Festivals in Japan, Italy, and Hong Kong. Tales of a life well lived with a glass of brandy and live pianist... 

Marvellous Myths and Terrific Tales

Marvellous Myths and Terrific Tales

An evening filled with stories, duets and short plays, reworked and retold to delight, surprise and entertain. Inspired by creation and heroic myths, and urban tales. Performed by BTEC Performing Arts Students from Varndean College... 

Nerdf**ker: A Solo Play with Bad Boundaries

Nerdf**ker: A Solo Play with Bad Boundaries

The spectators are early, her lover is late, and the players are due any minute. Not the best time to question what the hell she’s doing here, waiting to get naked in front of a room full of strangers... 

Five Card Stud

Five Card Stud

If the clients play nice, male escorting can be a pretty sweet gig. Problem is, Elliot doesn't always play nice... What service will Ace, our 'Five Card Stud', be expected to perform when confronted by his past? Following its Old Red Lion directed reading and workshop with the Old Vic Workrooms, join Ace and Elliot’s evening as it unfolds in two different ways: one where the client is an older man, one as a woman... 

How to Walk Through Hell

How to Walk Through Hell

In this two-hander from the American creative team behind last year's 'Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder', Lucy Turner, an ambitious young woman, begins displaying bizarre symptoms of a mysterious and terrifying illness... 

Wood

Wood

I guess you planned to have fun on your spring break. Come back to uni relaxed, refreshed, and ready to take on the rest of the semester. Only this morning, you woke up to find your friend lying dead in the middle of your campsite... 

Mediocre as F**k

Mediocre as F**k

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mediocre of them all? In his 2016 debut show, Gavin shared the story of his struggle to accept the reality of his own mediocrity. Now that he is committed, his quest to embrace mediocrity scales new heights... 

Benny Hill's

Benny Hill's

Allan runs a drag bar in Spain. Not very successfully. His concerns about paying the lease on his escape from the mundane, 9-to-5 rat race he left behind in Blighty leave him questioning whether he will be able to keep his Costa del Dreams alive... 

The Missing Special

The Missing Special

Brighton writer Richard Hearn’s comedy/drama asks the question “If you could replay a key moment in your life, what would you do differently?” 'The Missing Special' won the Rialto’s 2016 new writing competition and this is its world premiere... 

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... 

Drawn To The Page

Drawn To The Page

An afternoon of creative writing, poetry and stories. View some inspiring paintings, try some fun writing exercise as you look at the art, and listen to our emerging writers sharing the writing they've produced in workshops... 

I'm The Hero of This Story

I'm The Hero of This Story

CTRL ALT DEL: Restart, Repeat, Restart, Repeat... Really? Again? Why isn’t it working? This is about not knowing where you belong. After taking a massive leap of faith and deciding to move home, Roxanne believed she had sussed it out ... 

Sleeping Beauty & The Ewe's Duty

Sleeping Beauty & The Ewe's Duty

The Super Sheep are back in a new adventure! Shadwell must help three friends (a brave fairy, a reluctant sheep and a bonkers pig) save a Sleeping Beauty. Time travel, show-stopping songs, and a host of crazy characters mark a welcome return for Brighton Fringe favourites, Ripley Theatre... 

Hidden Mother

Hidden Mother

In her mind Diana is a glamorous singer-raconteuse at a Petrograd nightclub, and Leon her accompanist. In reality the pair are patients in a British mental hospital heading for closure... 

How to be Good at Everything

How to be Good at Everything

Do you lack basic skills? Do you want to be good at everything? Then you should watch 'How to be Good at Everything'. Expertly hosted by knowledgeologist, Katie Davison, and Jay Bennett, her friend, you will learn how to be good at everything*... 

Fragments From Your Workplace

Fragments From Your Workplace

Writer/director Sofia Rendall and a cast of Sussex University students bring you a brand new satirical piece in several parts that each parody business culture and its various inadequacies... 

Re: Production

Re: Production

A fun and informative play from the female-led White Slate Theatre company, White Slate performed Re: Production (not literally) for the final time at the Brighton Fringe on Saturday... 

Mine

Mine

What do you do when your child has been arrested for something unspeakable? Can you still love them even if they’re a monster? This is what the unique and creative minds behind Put the Book Down theatre company asks its audience in this profound one-woman performance... 

Woof Woof Meow Meow

Woof Woof Meow Meow

Described as ‘a stand-up comedy brought to you by pet-loving funny guys Simone Belshaw and James Sarek’ in the Caroline of Brunswick’s 2017 Summer Comedy Guide, this performance initially went at a snail’s pace to garner laughs from the audience... 

SpokeEasy

SpokeEasy

Do you remember a time when we all SpokeEasy? A time before every movement, word and thought was watched? Before cameras in trees? Come! Follow the signs for The Yellow Canary, a retro cabaret set in a near future with peculiar wanton acts that tell the story of how we got from there to here... 

Good People, Bad Day

Good People, Bad Day

Everyone has experienced the dreaded ‘bad day’ where nothing seems to work out. Lovehart Productions takes this to the heightened extreme in this memorable disaster story focusing on three flatmates and their hilarious attempts to evade the consequences of having an unconscious man lying on the floor of their flat... 

I Love Men

I Love Men

Does the perfect man exist, and at age 83, does Lynn Ruth Miller need to find him? Her 70 minute show, autobiographical, takes us on a journey from 1943-2017 (11 years old - 83years young) with a beautiful balance of laughter and pathos and music... 

Underworlds

Underworlds

In this tapestry of storytelling, poetry and monologues from the afterlife, Arachne the weaver spins tales of darkness, death and feminine mystique. As she leads us through many kinds of underworld, characters including Eurydice, Cathy Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights), Cleopatra and a black widow get a chance to set the record straight... 

Guy Wah: Professional Arsehole

Guy Wah: Professional Arsehole

'Professional behaviour': a series of actions deemed acceptable in the workplace. Also: a term used to justify inhumane behaviour and enable idiots to maintain positions of power... 

When My Time Comes

When My Time Comes

It’s the Swinging Sixties. The line between criminals and celebrities has been blurred. Anyone can be someone, even in Rochdale. Griffiths has been waiting all his life for his big chance, and when it comes, he’s going to take it... 

Sweetmeat

Sweetmeat

Sigmund and Christian meet, and slot together like puzzle pieces. Their friends don’t understand, but that’s fine. They only need each other. Aching for an impossible closeness, and in thrall to morbid passions, they decide to push their relationship past a final, irreversible boundary. 

Tez Ilyas: Teztify (WiP)

Tez Ilyas: Teztify (WiP)

“Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” (The Guardian). “Radiantly entertaining” (The Times)... 

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Pianist/composer/musical-explorer Helen Burford performs a programme of global exotica and new commissions for solo piano, toy piano and Indian santoor. 

Fannytasticals

Fannytasticals

A bejazzled clunge? A muff, minge, vadge, landing strip or front bottom? Ah, it’s just too much fun delving in the dirty dictionary of lady slang but that’s probably enough for now... 

Buzz: A New Musical

Buzz: A New Musical

Winner of the 2016 Stella Wilkie Award and the 2016 Eddies Award, BUZZ is a hilarious musical journey through the history of the vibrator and a brutally honest story of a singleton’s quest to fall back in love with herself... 

Perfection In Progress

Perfection In Progress

You don't have to be perfect... but you are! Organic juice drunk, clever books read, cool documentaries seen, supplements sipped, South American medicine adventure done, Yoga in India, burnt a man in the desert, coconut oil expert, tie-died hair, eye-gazed, meditated, happy thoughts, tantric raisin sharing, pages written, ecstatically danced... 

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

A courtroom in hell. Shakespeare's Prospera (The Tempest) presides as Macbeth and Goneril (King Lear) battle each other for a chance at redemption.  An allegory of modern times, 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' shines a light on the obsessive pursuit of power and the destruction of the Old World order. 

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... 

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

On February 22nd 1952, 50 strangers gathered in the vaults of BBC Stoke to hear a groundbreaking new comedy act. ‘Umami’ were unheard of at the time but amongst the crowd were a 7-year-old John Cleese, the entire cast of the Goon Show and a starry-eyed Vladimir Putin... 

Living With George

Living With George

One Summer evening in 1952, a 21-year-old Margaret Williams enters a dance hall. 65 years on, she recalls her life, her marriage and her choice in 'Living with George'. A poignant period piece about marriage, sex and relationships in the 1950s... 

The Wild & Friends

The Wild & Friends

The Wild is a three piece Americana/Alternative Folk band from Sussex, aged between 16 and 17, playing all original material uniquely arranged and utilising the many instruments the boys play, ranging from the electric guitar to a banjo to a viola, accompanied by warming vocals... 

Jane Postlethwaite: The House

Jane Postlethwaite: The House

Jane Postlethwaite (Funny Women and Squawker Award finalist 2015) brings her multi-character, one-woman show, 'The House', to Brighton. Following a sell-out run at Lamb Comedy and Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, Jane invites you to meet a handful of new dark and surreal characters, each with a secret to hide, all connected to 'The House'... 

Open Sky present Scorched

Open Sky present Scorched

“There’s some pain you can’t grit your teeth through”, is something said by the sole performer in Scorched as he reflects on his time during WWII. Certainly, this is a line that you are frequently reminded of as you continue to watch the show... 

Woman not fish

Woman not fish

Helen is the only insecure woman in the world trying to navigate through this thing called life. When she was young, she thought by the time she was in her 50s she would be an adult with a proper job, a home owner and in a stable relationship... 

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

After the roaring success of JoJo Bellini’s ‘Kitchen Cabaret’ at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe in 2016, the salacious songstress brings to Brighton a brand-new, and much naughtier, cabaret performance... 

John Pendal: How To Escape From Stuff

John Pendal: How To Escape From Stuff

Before John became a comedian he spent ten years as an amateur escape artist. Not the magic trick kind, where you know how you're going to get out, but the "get tied up by anyone and give it a go" kind... 

Prelude to a Coat

Prelude to a Coat

"Elisabeth left me a note in her coat - I met her shortly after her death." In her first solo show ‘Prelude to a Coat’, Stefanie Mueller (Associate Director, Hoipolloi) investigates and dissects the choices we make and how these are often provoked by seemingly insignificant events that only in hindsight reveal their importance... 

Mozzz!

Mozzz!

Mozzz! A week in the life of an undercover mosquito. A highly topical, witty, sexy monodrama from festival award-winners, director/designer Faynia Williams and actor/playwright Richard Crane... 

Octopus

Octopus

Intelligent, funny and thought provoking theatre at The Warren. Octopus presented shades of Hanif Kureshi’s insightful wit and sharp irony about race and “Britishness” in this refreshing and dynamic production... 

Get Fit With Bruce Willis

Get Fit With Bruce Willis

The premise of Get Fit With Bruce Willis promises a fun-packed frivolous hour of disco, Jimmy Somerville songs, fitness and a Faustian pact with the devil but sadly fails to live up to expectations... 

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... 

Ahtuf Kontrol

Ahtuf Kontrol

Improvised music accompanying improvised contemporary dance. Family Turner-Lee explores emotions with electronic samples and retro synths, guitars and percussion. This accompanies modern contemporary dance and movement as the Turner-Lees work together with their hearts and memories... 

For all the fires not yet lit: Work in Progress

For all the fires not yet lit: Work in Progress

"Stories can conquer fear, you know. They make the heart bigger." Small, tender and mighty stories of everyday courage from Brighton-based singer and storyteller exploring how courage can be as contagious as fear... 

This Boy Tom

This Boy Tom

A brand-new musical by BBC Bursary winner Natalie Sexton. Tom, a boy who lost his little brother, Alfie, in a fire a few years ago, is now in secondary school, and dealing with bullying for the burn on his face... 

My Fanny Valentine

My Fanny Valentine

Megan Juniper takes us on a quick romp through a date gone wrong, intertwined with fun, catchy songs and important messages for the modern day woman Standing centre stage in a fantastic skirt adorned with prints of sanitary pads, condoms and the female reproductive system, Megan sings the words “My Fanny… Valentine” and straight away the tone is set for this breezy rom-com cabaret of a supposed Tinder date gone wrong... 

Tree House

Tree House

'Tree House' is an original idea devised by Bloody Nora Theatre exploring the relationship between two sisters estranged after their parents' death. Their coming together prompts the confrontation of their shared history, which, in turn, reveals a dark ulterior motive behind their meeting... 

Wet Bread

Wet Bread

Adele can’t work out how the Tories are in power – everyone she knows voted Labour, and don’t get her started on Brexit. It would be much better if the rest of the country just agreed with her... 

Protect and Survive

Protect and Survive

1984. The doomsday clock stands at 23:57. Five strangers take part in exercise ‘HOT SEAT’, a role-play simulation for a pre- and post-nuclear attack on the UK. In 2017, the doomsday clock, once again, reads 23:57 and the game becomes reality! "Unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity... 

Rubber Ring

Rubber Ring

“I’m sixteen. I don’t know whether I like boys or girls. I live in Sheringham. I’m fucked. Well I’m not actually, that is the problem." Jimmy is sixteen, sexually confused and stuck in Sheringham, the seaside town they forgot to bomb... 

Spark Factory

Spark Factory

Seven brave and bold artists constructing the next big thing in theatre. Discover a multitude of ground-breaking theatre stunts and delve into the forefront of theatre experimentation... 

Fall of Duty

Fall of Duty

1916. An actor falls from the sky in Northern France. A hundred years on, can Sue and her son Jack, 20, escape political turmoil and an addiction to infinite warfare? Four people thrust together by war, song, reality, and escapism, but pulled apart by a century... 

Angel to Vampire!

Angel to Vampire!

Nigel Osner reveals a lifetime of yearnings through original songs and stories by characters ranging from an angel to a vampire. “Tremendously talented and very entertaining..... 

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

The Other Realm brings Lovecraft’s classic short story to the stage for the first time. Pickman is an artist of extraordinary talent, but his gruesome paintings are borne of a terrible secret... 

Pals

Pals

New writing about the Great War, this poignant, funny play follows the story of innocent and enthusiastic men who volunteer their services to Britain after Kitchener's call to arms... 

I, Hooky

I, Hooky

'I, Hooky' is an hour-long, two-man, frantic and darkly comic quest between Olly Fry and the maniacal mad creation of J.M Barrie’s 'Captain James Hook'. Our mission, to remember the point where we leave behind childhood... 

So You Say

So You Say

The multi-talented writer and director Sam Chittenden has done it again. Two actors stand on the stage and deliver a script that is outstanding in its simplicity and honesty. The truthful and oh-so-real story of these two people’s past relationship is laid bare before us... 

Jessica Fostekew: You Know What I Did Last Summer

Jessica Fostekew: You Know What I Did Last Summer

A brand-new show in preview from Jessica Fostekew. Regular host of BBC R4 Extra’s ‘The Comedy Club’ and of the BBC Radio Comedy Award 2015 and 2016, Jess starred in the 2017 BBC1 drama, ‘Three Girls’... 

Gratiano

Gratiano

Bassanio has been murdered and, under suspicion, Gratiano is forced to revisit his Fascist past. He was never the hero – just a minor character, the plucky comic relief – but he never thought he played the villain... 

Nicole Henriksen is Makin' It Rain

Nicole Henriksen is Makin' It Rain

After sell-out shows and rave reviews across Australia, and following a buzzing Edinburgh Fringe run in association with Underbelly Untapped, alternative comedian Nicole Henriksen finally brings her award-nominated, unflinching, and cheeky theatre debut to Brighton, for the first time... 

Stones

Stones

A lengthy incarceration, a war outside of the prison walls, and two forgotten prisoners losing their grip on time and reality, Stones is essentially a slow unravelling of two characters, Jasper and Rose, who become entwined with one another through stories of the past, grief, and hallucinations... 

10 Steps To Happiness

10 Steps To Happiness

There is more to life than happiness, right? A not-so-perfect guide to happiness is explored in this one-woman show, written and performed by Yvette May who, after finding herself feeling depressed more often than normal, does what all young people do to find an answer to their problems – she asks the internet and stumbles across 10 Steps to Happiness... 

And Love Walked In

And Love Walked In

How many times can you fall in love? How many people can you love at the same time? These questions arise when certain uninvited guests call, disrupting the comfortable lives of an aging psychotherapist and his charming wife... 

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger is a damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way. That lesson being: Don’t try to jump a motorcycle over 20 double decker buses with a bag on your head. Fusing character comedy, clowning, storytelling and puppetry, Mr Danger performs his incredible, mind-bogglingly inane stunts with the bravado of Evel Knievel, and the mental tenacity of a shell-shocked guinea pig... 

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand new show, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick... 

Still I Rise

Still I Rise

Former Candoco and Jasmin Vardimon Company dancer, Victoria Fox, presents her new work ‘Still I Rise’. Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem. It’s powerful and defiant words, of struggle and rising up from it, feel especially relevant in our current unsettled world... 

The Hot Mess Method

The Hot Mess Method

'Hot Mess' is a very serious sketch comedy duo consisting of Anna Piper (Funny Women's One to Watch 2016) and Max Levine (Radio 4 Newsjack, Cambridge Footlights). Following their process you'll learn the renowned 'Hot Mess Method' allowing you to examine the big issues... 

Individual Medley

Individual Medley

What happens when you move a 12-year-old girl from Basingstoke to a remote corner of Southern Africa? Join Katrina on an energetic, poetic journey as she discovers boys, boobs, crossing borders and boarding school in Zambia... 

The Poetry we Make

The Poetry we Make

“The man I love... is dead.” Two lovers: a girl called Elliot and a boy called Robin. He is everything she ever dreamed of... but Robin wants to be someone else. When Robin decides to transition to become a woman, all that Elliot assumed to be true is turned upside down... 

At the Junction Cafe

At the Junction Cafe

Homegrown Buckle Collective hits Brighton Fringe with a new, experimental black comedy At times moving, at times hilarious, 'At the Junction Cafe' is a battle of the generations that explores relationships, memory and human communication in a highly innovative way... 

Network Diagnostics

Network Diagnostics

New work from an exciting Irish theatre company. Kate and Tadgh have not left their rooms for a very long time. To make a living, they look for work on a dubious website called “Hablo Hot and Heavy... 

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... 

MoMentum: A Motivational Mind-Reading Experience

MoMentum: A Motivational Mind-Reading Experience

Experience the power of a live motivational mind-reading show! Combining techniques used by motivational speakers, magicians, and stage mind-readers, Phil Ainsworth is 'The MoMentalist'; inspiring and encouraging audiences to live in the MoMent... 

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). 

Fémage à Trois

Fémage à Trois

Directed by Lou-Lou Mason. ‘Safe to Shoot’ by Polly Churchill. Performed by Kate Terence. After 25 years Cathy, a normal middle-aged woman, is back in the dating game. Things aren’t going as well as she had hoped, but then she makes a discovery: Cathy has super powers... 

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

One soldier's story of coping with PTSD. After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tommy's observations on civvy life are comic and moving. His emotional responses to Post Office queues, a trip to Ikea and his relationships and family lead to alienation and anger... 

Gypsy Unveiled

Gypsy Unveiled

The famous musical 'Gypsy' captured everyone's hearts when it was released. But do we know the real Gypsy Rose Lee? Crimson Horse Theatre relaunches in this year's Brighton Fringe with 'Gypsy Unveiled', a new show that explores the reality behind her unusual childhood, an unstable mother, the relationships that helped her become a star, her three husbands, gangster connections and more... 

PASSPAWT

PASSPAWT

Out of the 29 years the amiable-natured Helena has been alive, 5 were spent in her birth country Slovakia and 24 in England. Linda was the result of what Helena considers to be the greatest advertising scam of all time... 

They Built It. No One Came.

They Built It. No One Came.

Twelve years ago, Tobias and Alexander came together to form a spiritualist commune based on their shared visions of a peaceful and harmonious community... they are still awaiting their first member... 

Eglantyne

Eglantyne

Inspiring solo play about Eglantyne Jebb, a courageous, passionate, Edwardian human rights activist. From her idyllic Shropshire childhood, Eglantyne went on to Oxford University, heartbreaks, suffrage rallies, the Balkans, arrest in Trafalgar Square, spiritualism, co-founding Save the Children, and pioneering children's rights... 

Life Without Dog

Life Without Dog

Following a sell-out performance of Katherine Chandler's 'Hood' at the National's Dorfman Theatre, Found in the Forest return with a new world premiere. Using puppetry and live music, 'Life Without Dog' shares the story of three siblings living without their parents and occasionally with Dog... 

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

Inspired by the age-old legend 'The Faerie Boy of Leith', 'Fallen Angel' is a disturbing new supernatural thriller... Beat. Beat. Beat. Do you believe in faeries? Beat. Beat... 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs for those that could never go home. For Jack has a promise to keep and a debt to repay, and as they gather the fallen together in the ever-growing cemeteries, Jack is looking for someone - someone in particular... 

Model Organisms

Model Organisms

She can save the human race. She must not be allowed to leave. When humanity is brought to the brink and society is stripped away, only the fittest will survive. Cast Iron Theatre produces original short and full length plays throughout the year... 

Un-Titled

Un-Titled

Facing both her 80th year and an unveiling of a new piece of artwork, artist Gert has a lot to think about. Not only that, the passage of time is pressing on her mind, causing her to question the course of her life as a whole, her status and integrity as an artist, and the state of art itself in modern society... 

Something Rotten

Something Rotten

Something Rotten, not to be confused with the 2015 Broadway musical of the same name, is this time Hamlet’s villainous uncle, Claudius’s version of events, told as if he were briefing the audience- his newly formed privy council... 

Ballistic

Ballistic

This is certainly not a light hearted show. The protagonist could not have been less endearing if he’d tried, an early reference to his twelve year old self masturbating immediately put his audience in an uncomfortable position... 

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. 

Mr Jordan's Funeral: In Absence of his Memory

Mr Jordan's Funeral: In Absence of his Memory

In loving memory of Mr Jordan, a darling husband, brother, lover, dickhead, mumbler and ghost. A physical exploration that uses daring imagery, energetic performances and messy, yet vulnerable moments to turn the conventions of a funeral upside down... 

High as Sugar

High as Sugar

Inspired by the true life of Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn, ‘High As Sugar’ is a one-person musical about a trans woman living in 1970 New York City. Sugar’s life is unapologetic, raw and full of underground parties, unlawful indulgence, Vaseline and glitter. 

How to be a Girl

How to be a Girl

Darkly comic, ensemble theatre at its finest. This startling, unstoppable comedy will leave you feeling raw. [newline] “This play provides a relentless examination of media pressure on young women... 

Tez Ilyas: Progress in Work

Tez Ilyas: Progress in Work

Edinburgh Fringe's Funniest Newcomers 2015 (The Guardian). Following the success of his smash hit debut show at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, rising star Tez Ilyas is back with a brand new show... 

Here I Am

Here I Am

Actor Manuel Lavandera, Director Britt Forsberg. A comic tragedy without borders. Mix Charlie Chaplin, Jim Carey and Manuel and you have the expressive language of this part-improvised solo performance... 

Samantha Pressdee: Sextremist (Work in Progress)

Samantha Pressdee: Sextremist (Work in Progress)

Samantha's a radical feminist, political activist and very funny (maybe not always for the ‘right’ reasons)! Join her for an hour of topless comedy in support of the Free the Nipple Campaign... 

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. 

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver writes and performs all of his own music. The concert features an eclectic mix of atmospheric songs, electronic rhythm-driven synth epics, tracks from his new album 'Psychology' and fan favourites, performed here for the first time... 

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... 

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. 

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut is a fantastical hour of slapstick mayhem in the guise of a TV chat show. Unpredictable, slightly offensive, and ruthlessly charming! Talented idiotic brothers, Sean and Seamus, take you on a thrilling soap opera into the absurd; a tornado of laughs, gags and audience participation. 

Now I'm a Big Boy!

Now I'm a Big Boy!

‘Now I’m a Big Boy!’ is written, produced and performed by young people, tackling issues of growing up and the problems surrounding sexual consent. It starts off a thought-provoking comedy, but progresses into an essential exploration on the topic of consent. 

The Bump/We Did

The Bump/We Did

'The Bump': What would you choose between, a new life, or your own? A compelling piece highlighting the mental and physical torment of your not-so-average woman. 'We Did': Delves through a mind of madness... 

Joshua Glavin: Growing Pains

Joshua Glavin: Growing Pains

He's been called "dancer to watch" by The World Dances, represented GB in the Tap World Championships and even danced for the Royal Family. For the first time ever, Josh tells his story of passion, love and coming of age through a tap dance spectacular in the world premier, 'Growing Pains... 

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Two pieces of new British writing that have been produced by Bred in the Bone Theatre. Presented as a double bill, both pieces explore the relationship between text, movement and music, telling the stories of two men walking into the unknown. 

Noiseless and Patient

Noiseless and Patient

Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1883 - home to L.M. Montgomery, creator of ‘Anne of Green Gables’. Also home to four young spinsters, united through the making of a friend’s wedding dress, but separated by their disparate stories of love, loss, and betrayal . 

Inside/Persistence

Inside/Persistence

Inside: Two women, chained and imprisoned. Opposing journeys of hope and acceptance. One dream - to get out. Persistence: One decision, many lives torn apart. ‘Persistence’ explores the psychological impact that an horrific crime has on its many victims... 

Year Without Summer

Year Without Summer

May 1816. The world is locked in winter. Claire Clairmont invites lover Byron to Lake Geneva with her stepsister Mary Godwin and Percy Shelley. Passions run high. Ghost stories are shared... 

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

London, 2014. CID officer, Adam, believes punishing his neighbour will justify what he knows to be right, but will he go too far? He is demanding to be heard! For what? [newline] Justice... 

A Graceful Dying

A Graceful Dying

How do the dying do their dying? What is this end-of-life thing all about? This show asks questions about dying, has no answers about living. Stories and glimpses of end-of-life moments from an artist and soul midwife, the show contains words, humour, paintings, film and maybe tears. 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for those that could never go home. For Jack has a promise to keep and a debt to repay. A story of comradeship and betrayal in the aftermath of WW1... 

Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight

Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight

Choreographer Ellie Aldegheri presents Lunas Dance Project in 'Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight', inspired by Carl Jung’s 'Memories, Dreams, Reflections' alongside feelings of change and rebirth... 

Waiting for Gandalf

Waiting for Gandalf

Being bustled and barged out of the way on entering the theatre was a novel experience as a bucket hat, backpack and zip up hoody darted past the queue to desperately claim his space at the front... 

An Old Fashioned Girl

An Old Fashioned Girl

It’s a dangerous move to end your fringe show with a cover of Peggy Lee’s Is That All There Is? as you run the risk of audiences leaving with that very question ringing in their heads... 

The Merchant of New York

The Merchant of New York

"In christening shalt thou have two godfathers... " (Act IV, Scene I). Shakespeare meets the Mafia in this clever, iambic mashup, with a definite twist! When the characters go off-script, and the writer stops playing God, where is the mercy? Winner of the Rialto's 2016 'Scratch' New Writing award. 

Slow Left Arm: Left

Slow Left Arm: Left

Dom and Mark were a double act. Then Mark left. Join jilted sketch comedian Dom Riley as he attempts the unthinkable: performing a two man show by himself. Seriously, he needs all the help he can get. 

Beautiful Ducks

Beautiful Ducks

 

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

A one-man drama about Indian chief, Crazy Horse that captures the high adventure of the Sioux Wars of the Wild West. A quiet hero, Crazy Horse defies the US military at the Little Bighorn; loves, loses, and clings to his culture, his freedom, and the mystical power of his personal vision - a dream of thunder. 

Torn Apart (Dissolution)

Torn Apart (Dissolution)

'Torn Apart (Dissolution)' is about talking to your lover, drinking beer, ultimate rejection, the white picket fence fantasy, sexuality, the rules of being on a visa, The Berlin Wall, but mostly it's about love... 

Fool

Fool

He promises the earth, but only a Fool would trust the Magician. If you are desperate enough, any help is welcome, but be prepared to suffer the consequences in this macabre new adult myth complete with original music and bizarre magic... 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! This weird and wonderful family show for all ages will have kids storming the stage. Bring your hippo catchers, because Dr. Zeiffal has most likely lost hers! 

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

If like me you find an Irish accent a wondrous tool capable, in a single crank, of spinning the very stars in the gutter, and if, like me also, you enjoy nothing better than a bit of virtuoso story-telling, then you’re going to love Big Bobby, Little Bobby... 

Eggs Collective present Late Night Love

Eggs Collective present Late Night Love

A tender and ridiculous show that clambers up your drainpipe with a rose between its teeth. Raw-edged and warm-hearted, join Eggs Collective for an unflinching attempt to unpick the truth from the fiction of power ballads... 

My My Immortal

My My Immortal

Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way is the star of 'My Immortal', the world’s worst fanfiction. Harry Potter meets teenage goths (literally, that’s the plot). Celebrate 10 years of this literary masterpiece with Mathilda Gregory ('Werewolf Erotica, She Wrote')... 

Roll Over Atlantic

Roll Over Atlantic

Join award-winning Caribbean-British poet John Agard in this quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World Enterprise of Christopher Columbus, on a voyage in verse performed against an evocative soundscape ... 

Thorn

Thorn

Detailing the many instances of one finding a metaphorical thorn in their side, Tom Jordan's first came when he was five. From discovering he had lymphoblastic leukaemia, Thorn explores the wavering extents to which we, as humans, explain our lives in a universe abundant with complexities... 

Decades

Decades

A new play by Leo Butler. An anarchic, kaleidoscopic epic that explores the changing hopes and rebellions of a large cast of British teenagers from 1916 to the present day. Expect drama, romance and thrills!   

Pluckley: the Musical

Pluckley: the Musical

In the heart of the Garden of England, in the small parish of Pluckley, all is not as it seems. With its reputation in the Guinness Book of Records at stake, Pluckley's residents are working their hardest to regain the title of 'Britain's Most Haunted Village'. 

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Back by popular demand! Pinned on the arse-end of a night out, 'Eggs Collective Get A Round' is a show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face. A wayward exploration of friendship, kindness and belonging that spills out towards its audience... 

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... 

1 in 3

1 in 3

Life is more than the days you have left. Jeff and Jasmine are diagnosed with a life threatening disease, but through each other they learn why life is worth being threatened. “An incredibly exciting play” ***** (Broadway Baby) 

Still Lives by Ella Turk-Thompson/The Regina Monologues by Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer

Still Lives by Ella Turk-Thompson/The Regina Monologues by Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer

'Still Lives' hinges on a chance meeting between wheelchair-bound Harriet and lost boy, Fred. The Regina Monologues - three Catherines, two Annes and a Jane. Six women with one thing in common – a man called Henry. 

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. 

Salmon and Wales

Salmon and Wales

A one-woman show exploring a young girl’s painful journey through domestic abuse. To escape her fearful reality, she often trickles into the unreal, into the world of dreams. When the demons of her abuse infiltrate her fantasy realm, she seeks the solace of a friend from across the sea... 

Alcopop Work in Progress

Alcopop Work in Progress

Paul unveils his story of having no home, no job and two children, but these being the least of his problems, in what will become his Edinburgh Fringe debut hour. 

Hercules

Hercules

Twelve Labours, Sixty Minutes – One Man. Somewhere between stand-up and traditional storytelling, Bard & Troubadour’s Joshua Crisp retells this epic tale with wit and irreverence, bringing bulging biceps, hideous hydra, a giant voiced by Tom Hardy, and a body count worthy of a Transformers movie! 

Helen

Helen

Although you may well have some early misgivings, Helen is a show to persevere with. Re-imagining the myth of Helen of Troy as an ageing beauty during the fall of her dictator husband's regime, it could depict any modern day insurgency although inevitably it draws parallels with Syria... 

Grey Skies

Grey Skies

A contemporary drama that follows Danny and Lisa as they struggle to make ends meet. After some unexpected news, watch our story unfold as our couple are forced down a dark path. 

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... 

A Tit Show

A Tit Show

Our tits sing, dance and talk about how they’re made for f**king. A tactically tacky performance that exposes the ridiculousness of the label ‘explicit’ in reference to breasts... 

Meadow

Meadow

Time changes everything. In a post-human future, only the grass remembers the way things used to be. Meet the animals that lived in the meadow and see their stories come to life. A stunning new puppet show from Little Angel Theatre’s Associate Artist, Greta Clough... 

A Little Prince

A Little Prince

An aeroplane crashes in the Sahara Desert. As the pilot is worrying over his predicament, he is approached by a little boy who will change his view of the world and life forever. A contemporary new musical version of Saint-Exupéry's classic that will dazzle your mind and capture your heart. 

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

With elements that could have made it great, Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying was sadly let down by others that weren’t quite up to par. Beginning on a positive, the singer had a beautifully delicate voice and their use of a loop pedal was impressive, framing the piece nicely... 

Police Cops

Police Cops

With tight abs, even tighter moves and slick choreography, Police Cops runs at a pace that will make your head spin and is silly, fun and very entertaining. These are three actors clearly living on a fringe diet of red bull, flyering and having fun... 

Austen Empowered

Austen Empowered

Miss Juliet Smith (Amanda Stewart) is reluctantly entering the marriage market enthusiastically encouraged by her Aunt Roberta. Austen is indeed empowered by peppering the usual gentility with modern references and, may I say, incorrigibly crude references... 

Joan

Joan

Thoroughly entertaining, cleverly written and immaculately performed. These are the words that spring to mind when describing this production. The stage was sparse but the drama was presented with full force... 

A Glass of Nothing

A Glass of Nothing

Stand and hat, dressing table and mirror, decanter and glass: is this the archetypal room-on-a-stage? Emphatically, yes. And the actress waiting to play, dowdily bathrobed, preening and pecking her smart phone, is she a modern mix of Blanche Dubois and Bridget Jones? Yes again... 

Kelly Kingham: Home

Kelly Kingham: Home

They say "there's no place like it" and I know it's "where the heart is" but I don't care - I don't want to go home. "Deliciously unnerving" (The Guardian), "A classy, enjoyable act" (The Stage), "Immensely likeable and talented" (Shortlist Magazine), "A star in the making... 

Save Me A Balloon

Save Me A Balloon

Michael and Maria are an elderly couple, who receive the news that one has a terminal illness. An uplifting love story of an unlikely couple, with a list of unconventional to-dos before they say their good-byes... 

I, Myself & Me

I, Myself & Me

My name is Rachael, I’m 36 years old and I’m from Nottingham. I spend my days dodging suffocating visions of nuclear families in show-homes and infuriating debates with my alter-ego Barry, whilst trying to ignore the inescapable truth that I’m running out of eggs... 

A Dirty Get-Away! by David Weedall

A Dirty Get-Away! by David Weedall

Stranded by severe snowstorms, three identically dressed strangers disturb the rural calm of a young woman in a remote Sussex cottage. Who are these weird visitors? What exactly do they want? In this absurd comedy, five odd characters seek to untangle a web of confusion, whilst creating even more! 

Runts

Runts

To bully or be bullied? That is the question. It certainly seems to have been for award-winning writer Izzy Tennyson who has delivered a script that suggests teenage life is a maelstrom of psychological bullying, homophobia and vindictive cruelty... 

Aloof!

Aloof!

This stand-up comedy show contains 3 types of sneezes; 3 impressions of screensavers; 4 impressions of toilet seats; 6 rejected Fire Exit sign designs; 1 short play about car indicators; 1 joke my mum wrote; 0 photos of my roof... 

Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

1966. Legendary soap opera 'Sellotape Sisters' is being cancelled. With no ideas left for the final episode, the writers' raid the actors' private lives for storylines. In shock, and with the live broadcast looming, will the cast stick to the script? Find out in this outrageous, farcical new play. 

Radio Foreplay

Radio Foreplay

B.B.Seagull is in serious financial trouble. Its Mother Station, Radio Foreplay – hub of refined intellect, ground-breaking drama and other posh tripe – has been reduced to running terrible adverts, recycling presenters, miming sound effects, interviewing celebrity emoticons and addressing today’s issues from a shamelessly perverse point of view... 

The Brighton Killers

The Brighton Killers

'Brighton looks like a town helping the police with their enquiries' quotes our white-coated guide at the top of the stairs in Brighton Town hall and raises a laugh as she introduces us to our venue... 

Wake

Wake

Wake is an original new work written and directed by Kevin Wilson who has brought his company over from the Isle of Wight for their first ever Fringe and indeed first foray off the Island... 

The Half Life of Love

The Half Life of Love

The half life of love is forever - it remains toxic, poisoning life long after love is over. How does love and nurture turn to rejection and hatred? This latest play from Gail Louw is a thrilling examination of the complex relationships of adopted parents, their children and gay partners. 

Limelight

Limelight

Just the usual open mic night at the Iron Duke. Until it wasn’t. Gritty, funny, painful stories of singers and stand-up from a multi award-winning writing and production team... 

Persona

Persona

When a controversial MP dies, internet trolls compete to be the quickest to comment. Meanwhile, his daughters attempt to manage the hatred of their father, and each other. 

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Sponsored by the Portslade Furniture Warehouse, this show sees the web’s freshest comedy sketch act revitalised on stage. If silly skits, senseless sketches, and sexy scenarios are your bag, then this is the bag for you (5p charge included in ticket price)! 

Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

'Gods Are Fallen... ' is about the moment when we discover that our parents are flawed human beings and that at some point, sooner than we think, they are suddenly going to disappear from our lives... 

Sex, Strokes, Death, Denial

Sex, Strokes, Death, Denial

Betty had a stroke. Jonathan is dying. Their son Phil doesn't believe in illness. What could go wrong? Contains verbatim theatre, poetry and original musical score. Written by Most Promising Playwright 2014, Jack Duffel. 

Hysterical

Hysterical

Hysterical is a dark comedy exploring the boundaries of mental health and wellbeing in today’s corporate reality, where work-life balance often equals yoga, medication and therapy... 

Winnie-the-Pooh and You

Winnie-the-Pooh and You

If you have known Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and all their forest friends, David Benedictus, who wrote the only officially sanctioned sequel to A.A.Milne's original, will be there to introduce you to the new character in the forest and to read you new stories... 

Swan Bake

Swan Bake

What do you get when an impressionable young writer moves into a London squat with a couple of crack addict ballerinas and a pack of rats? Swan Bake! This mash-up of song, dance, theatre and puppetry is definitely not a show for kids... 

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

The Hiccup Project were the darlings of the 2015 Brighton Fringe with their show May-We-Go-Round, winning awards and accolades in abundance and that holy grail of all Fringe artists - a fully booked tour... 

Classical Spectacular

Classical Spectacular

Sublime popular classics by celebrated British composers, featuring professional soloists and instrumentalists, amidst stunning surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Church. Walton's exuberant 'Crown Imperial', Elgar's moving 'Nimrod' and Chilcott's uplifting 'Requiem' - regarded by many as equal to Fauré's. 

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. 

Begging To Differ

Begging To Differ

Daphna Baram, a middle-Eastern Mary Poppins, says it as it is. "masterful... fantastic... has the audience in fits of laughter... superbly refreshing" ***** (Bunbury Magazine), "illuminating and poignant... 

This Is Always The Result

This Is Always The Result

Gus Watcham hurries onto the stage as Kathy, looking frazzled, determined and slightly deranged. It takes a while for the words to start flowing but when they do, we find out Kathy has a lot to say, and it’s all directed at her art tutor, who she has an enormous crush on... 

Altered Minds, Altered Realities

Altered Minds, Altered Realities

“Heart thumping... pulse racing... each breath an effort... ” [newline] In a touching, funny, heart-warming story, Augustus plays six extraordinary people who get on with life in a world that does not understand them... 

Secret Innuendos

Secret Innuendos

Welcome to The Claremont Hotel, where strangers come and strangers go and some may stay for longer. People you might not be able to forget. Unfortunately. So, will a chance meeting with a stranger over a boiled egg and toasted soldiers lead to a fairy tale ending or a breakfast date with disaster? 

Not Yet Suffragette

Not Yet Suffragette

Time is of the essence in this absolutely faultless performance from EntreprenHER Productions. Detailing the endless hurdles women have had to face over time, from the start of the suffragette movement in the early 1900s to present day, Natalie Cutler’s very first one-woman show offers hope for the many that still have to be overcome... 

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... 

Mocketh The Weak

Mocketh The Weak

Curious Cloud presents ‘Mocketh The Weak’, the gameshow that pits wicked wits against hapless saps. Who wins? You choose. Join us for our comedy Shakespeare contest, as ‘Argumental’ meets 'Jeremy Kyle'... 

BackStories

BackStories

A bar stool. An office chair. An apartment. Muscle memory and tension, present and past. Physical theatre meets contemporary dance in a solo performance viewed from behind. “Fitfully mysterious magic” (Keith Watson, Resolution! 2015 review). 

Echoes

Echoes

Floating down from Scotland, the Gilded Balloon, one of Edinburgh Fringe’s biggest venues, has brought a show of such magnitude onto its unsuspecting Brighton audiences that the gauntlet has well and truly been laid down... 

Golem

Golem

Golem is an intense experience that proves being taken out of the normal fringe comfort zone of cabaret or comedy is what makes Brighton such an interesting and diverse festival... 

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon

Ever wondered what would happen if Shakespeare was kidnapped by a crazed fairy king in an enchanted forest? With the fate of the Bard and his mystical infinity quill in the balance, can Shakespeare's heroes put aside their differences and save their creator from the evil machinations of Oberon? 

Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario

An expert juggler, an acrobat and dancer, a musician and inventor, and a brave warrioress present an archive of 23 thoughts about conflict, collected over a single year. Everything you see on stage is real... 

Aphrodite in Flippers

Aphrodite in Flippers

Georgie’s 40th birthday, her friends spy something strange lodged in her ear. Its discovery propels three women on a surreal, darkly comic journey through their (extra)ordinary world... 

We Come in Peace

We Come in Peace

Your quick wits and sharp tongue are all that stand between Earth and total destruction. First contact. Extraterrestrial visitors sought the brightest and best that the earth had to offer - instead they got you... 

New Act Night

New Act Night

It's time to spot future stars, as the latest fledglings from Jill Edwards' comedy workshops at Komedia take the stage for their first time. Jill’s past graduates include Jimmy Carr, Shappi Khorsandi, Simon Evans, Romesh Ranganathan and Seann Walsh... 

Cut

Cut

Tanglehead Productions & Spiral Arts present 'Cut'. Two women are forced to face their own cultural beliefs when a friend of their daughters is about to be sent away to the country of her birth to be cut... 

The Marked

The Marked

The Marked follows Jack's crusade against the haunting demons that follow his life living rough on the streets of London. Fuelled both by his own regrets and his mother’s history of alcohol abuse, Jack aims to survive his harsh environment and find something worth living for again... 

Groomed
BOBBY WINNER

Groomed

Groomed is an incredibly difficult show to watch but such a necessary one. The subject matter is abuse; abuse of a child and the effect that has had on his life. Harrowing to watch at times, it is full of pain but also bravery and is incredibly inspiring to watch... 

Necessity

Necessity

'Necessity' is a compelling new play by writer and director Paul Macauley, about our need to hold onto ideals and what we create in the world when our needs go unmet. From the award-winning production team behind last year's Best New Play (New Writing South Award). 

A Talent for Lying

A Talent for Lying

Set in a cafe, this helping from Octopus Soup Theatre initially provides nothing that an audience wouldn't have seen before. With an awkward nerd and a glamorous girl that is completely unaware of her beauty, this random meeting of complete opposites Aidan (Liam McCarthy) and Lucy (Sinead O'Brien) ending up at the same table hardly screams originality from the off... 

Song of Songs: We're All in This Together

Song of Songs: We're All in This Together

A choir meets to rehearse a song to make things better. Heartbeats synchronise when people sing together. But is harmony possible when the world feels precarious? This piece involves a 60 strong choir, live music and a verbatim text... 

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The SMASH HIT family musical returns to Brighton. A girl in red must defeat an evil fairy queen and save the world. Featuring songs, wolfish mayhem and a Supersheep wannabe called Shadwell, this is a magical reworking of an old favourite... 

Soul Circus The Musical (Be in Your Feet!)

Soul Circus The Musical (Be in Your Feet!)

This original musical tells a fairytale about everyday life - the many voices telling us what to do and who to be. Who shall we listen to and how can we stand on our own two feet? Live music, comedy, poetry and dance... 

Hetty the King (and Other Women I Have Loved)

Hetty the King (and Other Women I Have Loved)

A show inspired by Hetty King (an emblematic, early 20th century drag king), which embraces the possibility of women making connections across stages, in time. With song, music, jackets and a bit of comedy, it is a story intertwining family secrets with the long history of male impersonation. 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

Pull on your spats and tassels and learn to Charleston like it’s 1929. The I Charleston girls will guide you through the A-Z of 20’s dance with a twist of jazz and a dash of electro-swing... 

James Veitch: Work in Progress

James Veitch: Work in Progress

Thematically loose, structurally tenuous. James Veitch’s work in progress will have many adverbs followed closely by adjectives. Genuinely intrepid. Fundamentally misguided. “I laughed my ass off” (New York Times), "Ingenious... 

A Fête Worse Than Death

A Fête Worse Than Death

A one-woman character comedy show set in the village fête in Llanfairchwaraesboncen, Wales. Hosted by local busybody, Eirys Evans and featuring lascivious TV gardener Esme de Flange with her neatly trimmed shrubbery, expect audience participation, horticultural slide shows and a quality raffle. 

Deep in The Heart of Me

Deep in The Heart of Me

On holiday in Greece, Janet meets the woman of her dreams in a suit and tie singing Frank Sinatra songs, but it’s not all plain sailing. New work from Behind The Lines, Nominated for Outstanding Local Talent at Brighton Fringe 2015 and Best Arts Stage Event L-Fest 2015... 

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Share the excitement of ensemble performance of brand new works by young composers, with the Orchestra of Sound and Light. This public recording session presents music exploring the theme of ‘Noah’s Zoo’ by students at the East Sussex Academy of Music. 

A Good Jew

A Good Jew

Frankfurt 1938: Jewish pianist Sol and Aryan violinist Hilda are lovers. As Nazis sweep Europe, refugees flee, Sol's mother's fatal advice: “Survive. At all costs!” Misguidedly swapping identities, they play their last duet at Terezin Nazi show-camp... 

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. 

Mummy or The Art of Saying Goodbye

Mummy or The Art of Saying Goodbye

A cathartic and corrosively funny new play about a young professor who has shrouded herself in studies to numb the pain of grieving. As she launches her first book, it's time to unwind... 

The Bula Loop

The Bula Loop

A darkly comic new play about a family living with autism. Adam dreams of travelling round the world, but when his brother announces his gap year plans, the family have to face some crucial questions... 

Myra

Myra

“I was a normal human being for 18 years before I met Ian”. Few have attracted such notoriety or public loathing as the Moors murderers. From her prison cell, Myra decides to reveal her story to a world that might not wish to listen... 

Contemporary Retrospective

Contemporary Retrospective

A joint exhibition over two floors by Brighton artists Patrick O'Donnell and Dawei Zhang featuring recent works upstairs, and a selection of work by both, spanning the last ten years, downstairs... 

Albert Mews Open Studio

Albert Mews Open Studio

Albert Mews Studio opens its doors for five weekends this May, hosting an array of returning and new designer talent. From hats to home-wares, ceramics to sculpture, there's something for everyone! Tucked away off Third Avenue we are there to welcome you with a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake. 

(The Boy with) Green Hair Poems

(The Boy with) Green Hair Poems

A light broadcasts from Mars. At first it falters, is interfered with, then it becomes clear. It is The Boy with Green Hair, anti-war. A short film.