Broadway Baby appoints Elanor Parker as Brighton Fringe Editor

Broadway Baby appoints Elanor Parker as Brighton Fringe Editor

Broadway Baby, the largest reviewer of Brighton Fringe has appointed Elanor Parker as its Brighton Editor. In addition to overseeing all editorial content, Elanor has been charged with ensuring that Broadway Baby expands its presence at Brighton Fringe... 

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

As one of the heavy hitters at Brighton Fringe, Sweet Venues have announced they doubling their number of spaces in 2018 with two new venues. Looking to build on an already strong reputation in Brighton, it's an interesting move allowing Sweet to gain further ground. 

Half Baked

Half Baked

It’s rare when the title of a show manages to effectively review itself. Unfortunately, this is the case for Half Baked. As the very first show from new Brighton-based theatre company Covert Accomplice, you might not expect a fully polished performance... 

Brighton Fringe Broadway Bobby Award Winner Announced

Brighton Fringe Broadway Bobby Award Winner Announced

Another stellar year of entertainment at Brighton Fringe has once again made choosing the winner of the coveted Broadway Bobby incredibly difficult. From monologues to improv, there was a fantastic range of five-star performances to choose from, proving beyond any doubt that Brighton Fringe is a major international hub for new talent and quality performances. 

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

May Bank Holiday weekend can only mean one thing; Brighton Fringe is almost upon us. With a plethora of shows to see, let Broadway Baby help plan your opening weekend from Thursday 4 until Sunday 7 May, and you won’t go wrong. 

Brighton Fringe: Top 10 Hidden Gems

Brighton Fringe: Top 10 Hidden Gems

Last week saw 10 shows that will be selling out shortly, this week brings 10 shows that might be currently flying under the radar, but not for very much longer. 

Brighton Fringe: 10 Shows to Book Before They Sell-Out

Brighton Fringe: 10 Shows to Book Before They Sell-Out

With Easter on the horizon it’s time to turn attention to Brighton Fringe with a look at some shows that are likely to sell out. Book early – you have been warned. 

Fried Mind Show: David Terrence

Fried Mind Show: David Terrence

Start with a few cold-reading tricks, dash in some sleight of hand, add in a heavy dose of comedy on top and you’ve got the recipe to make any mind-reading show come out well. David Terrence has all of the right ingredients and, whilst you’re not going to see anything new, he certainly delivers a solid, entertaining show... 

Brighton Fringe Announces 2017 Programme

Brighton Fringe Announces 2017 Programme

Comedy from Jerry Sadowitz, mime from Trygve Wakensha and music from U.K. Subs are among the highlights at the largest ever Brighton Fringe, which announced its 2017 programme today. 

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Sink your teeth into this immersive performance of Dracula from Brief Hiatus, which takes audiences on a tour of Preston Manor through dimly lit corridors and opulent dining halls, bringing to life the legends of Dracula, Van Helsing and the gothic horror of Bram Stoker’s famous tale... 

Wait until Dark

Wait until Dark

Wait until Dark is a claustrophobic thriller which finds increasingly clever ways to complicate the limited single setting of a basement apartment. A decent cast is let down by a production that never quite achieves the tension and suspense required to build towards the climactic conclusion... 

Bobby Awards Shortlist Announced for Brighton

Bobby Awards Shortlist Announced for Brighton

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

Something for the Weekend: Brighton Fringe 21-22 May

Something for the Weekend: Brighton Fringe 21-22 May

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

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... 

​Interview: Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

​Interview: Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

German theatre isn't well known outside Germany. In fact it's probably not that well known inside Germany. Laura Hermann talks to us about her excitement for Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying, entirely performed by Germans speaking perfect English. 

​Interview: Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

​Interview: Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

A smash hit at the 2015 Prague Fringe, this is the portrayal of a complex man who thought of himself as a genius and ended up being a clown in the eyes of the world as The Grand Council of Fascism meets to discuss the deposition of Benito Mussolini. 

​Something for the Weekend

​Something for the Weekend

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

Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time

Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time

An adventure set on the high seas that is story-telling at its very finest. Captain Morgan and the Sands of Time brings childhood memories flooding back and delivers a tale that will have audiences enraptured and not wanting to go to bed, whatever their age... 

Interview: The Tim Bat Trick Show

Interview: The Tim Bat Trick Show

Gentleman Juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. But when the props get the upper hand, frantic hilarity ensues. We find out why there’s plenty for adults to enjoy and the kids have a really good laugh. 

​Interview: The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon

​Interview: The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon

Exploring humanity’s eternal fascination with the skies through the eyes of this playful and dynamic young ensemble, The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon is a dark, Tim Burton-esque story for grown ups... 

Interview: Un-titled

Interview: Un-titled

Katy Matthews tells us about Un-titled, her play about art, told by art. From working with Brighton's comedic cream in The Treason Show, this is her debut work at Brighton Fringe... 

​Interview: Birthday in Suburbia

​Interview: Birthday in Suburbia

Ally Cologna tells up about Birthday in Suburbia, a rich mixture of clown, dark comedy and rich visual imagery. Join a rollercoaster ride through a parallel world of despair and joy and hold on tight... 

​Interview: Twig the Pixie

​Interview: Twig the Pixie

Tom Veryzer talks to us about his pixie-fuelled comedy riot packed with adventure, mischief, stand-up comedy and storytelling and leaves us wondering exactly was a fun-splosion is. 

​Interview: Elsie Diamond: The Sensible Dresser

​Interview: Elsie Diamond: The Sensible Dresser

Elsie Diamond, international burlesque performer, compere and singer, presents her one woman show, and talks to us about vintage looks, a bygone era and her famous erotic sewing scene. 

​Interview: The Story of the Nervous Man (a silent comedy)

​Interview: The Story of the Nervous Man (a silent comedy)

Neil has a story to tell. There's only one problem, he can't speak. Nominated for the Best New Show award at the 2015 Prague Fringe, clown, compere and comedian Neil Frost brings his hit show to Brighton. 

​Interview: How Eva Von Schnippisch Single-Handedly Won WW2

​Interview: How Eva Von Schnippisch Single-Handedly Won WW2

Eva tells a comedic story of love, frankfurters, the other Eva and de-bunks the bunker story once and for all. Time to burn your history books as we talk to Eva Von Schnippisch about what reallt happened in WW2. 

​Interview: Ballistic

​Interview: Ballistic

Inspired by Elliot Rodger’s manifesto, Ballistic is a one-man tour-de-force about the life of a loner & the vulnerabilities & violent capabilities of a young man today. 

​Interview: Involuntary Noises: The Songs of Jody Trehy

​Interview: Involuntary Noises: The Songs of Jody Trehy

Shortlisted for the Brighton Award for Excellence at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, Jody Trehy talks about singing, 12 foot tall alien lizards and never leaving your wallet off-stage 

​Interview: Somewhere Under the Rainbow: The Liza Minnelli Story

​Interview: Somewhere Under the Rainbow: The Liza Minnelli Story

West End performer, Sharon Sexton, stars as broadway legend Liza Minnelli recounting tales, secrets and blasting through her famous hits. 

Interview: It's Okay I'm Dealing With It

Interview: It's Okay I'm Dealing With It

Award winning, comedic dance-theatre duo present their new show and we’ve been talking to them to find out a little bit more. Described as a humorous yet sensitive insight into how we deal with imperfections and vulnerabilities, this may well prove to be another smash hit piece of comedy theatre for the pair. 

Peter Antoniou: Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou: Happy Medium

Charming, comedic cold-reading coupled with misdirection and mind-reading in a show that entertains without breaking new boundaries. Peter Antoniou opens his psychic show by getting the majority of the audience to reveal their online passwords in a routine that delivered a punchy opening... 

​Interview: High as Sugar

​Interview: High as Sugar

A one man musical about a trans woman in 1970s NYC. This is Tanner Efinger's new play receives its world premiere at Brighton Fringe. 

​Interview: Just a Few Words

​Interview: Just a Few Words

Nye Russell-Thompson invites you to take a look into the mind of a man who stammers in this dark comedy that was nominated for a Total Theatre award at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. 

News - Brighton Fringe Opening

News - Brighton Fringe Opening

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

​Interview: Transgendered Shakespeare

​Interview: Transgendered Shakespeare

On his 400th anniversary, can Shakespeare help a father and child explore each other’s worlds? We talked to Rory and Simon Waterfield discussing how the bard inspired their transgender issues show. 

Interview: Blooming Surprise

Interview: Blooming Surprise

Set in an airport, Blooming Surprise takes you on an unexpected journey into your heart, where hope blooms, ever fresh. 

Interview: Writing to Harvey Keitel

Interview: Writing to Harvey Keitel

Matt Green once spent six hours in a car with Harvey Keitel. Since then, that's all that anyone's asked him about. Presuming Harvey suffers from the same issue so Matt has written a show to let Harvey know exactly what he's been up to. 

Interview: Tony Roberts - Card Magic

Interview: Tony Roberts - Card Magic

Captivating close-up magic from this charming, comedic magician. Nominated for Best Cabaret Award at last year's Brighton Fringe, Tony Roberts often be found entertaining crowds in Covent Garden and brings his spectacular close-up card magic back to the fringe. 

​Interview: The Cunning Mr Lingus

​Interview: The Cunning Mr Lingus

Lorraine Mullaney is an experienced writer and journalist whose last show was shortlisted for New Writing South's Best New Play award. She talks to us about her latest dark comedy. 

Interview: Baby Disco Dance Hall

Interview: Baby Disco Dance Hall

We talk to the kid-rocking, dance-loving DJ Monski Mouse about her disco-dancing extravaganza perfect for under fives (and their parents too) 

Brighton Insider- Republic

Brighton Insider- Republic

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

Brighton Insider: Opening Night Highlights

Brighton Insider: Opening Night Highlights

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

Brighton Insider: Comedy at the Fringe

Brighton Insider: Comedy at the Fringe

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

Brighton Insider: Just For Kids

Brighton Insider: Just For Kids

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

Brighton Insider: 10 tips for the Fringe

Brighton Insider: 10 tips for the Fringe

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

Dukebox seeks performers for Open Mic during Fringe

Dukebox seeks performers for Open Mic during Fringe

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

New festival launched in Brighton

New festival launched in Brighton

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

Unmissable shows at Brighton Fringe this year

Unmissable shows at Brighton Fringe this year

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

Bigger and better than ever: Brighton Fringe 2016

Bigger and better than ever: Brighton Fringe 2016

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

Would Like To Meet

Would Like To Meet

A show aimed squarely at the date-night crowd that’s silly and fun, providing its mainly female audience with plenty of laughs in this charming production. Those firmly used to spending their Fridays watching Sex and the City will feel right at home in this scattershot spin on a romantic comedy... 

Brave new venture for Underbelly in Hong Kong

Brave new venture for Underbelly in Hong Kong

The iconic purple cow makes its first trip overseas and has taken up residency at the harbour front in Hong Kong. As one of the most recognisable features of the Edinburgh Fringe, the purple cow has promised to bring the best of the Edinburgh to Hong Kong.