Kakande Drummers

Kakande Drummers

Come and join in the fun with the longest-running African Drumming group in Brighton. The Guinean master drummer, Ali Bangoura, will be performing with his fantastic group of drummers for the third year running... 

Scott Lavene

Scott Lavene

Born in Essex, Scott Lavene was raised on power ballads, punk and swearing. In bands since his teens, scratching out a pound note on with dead end jobs in various towns. Always moving, sunny side down, trying to find something to cling to... 

Chaos Carousel

Chaos Carousel

Live Turkish and Greek music accompanied by mesmerising bellydance performances. Chaos Carousel reunites to celebrate the last ever edition of the Tribal Remix bellydance festival. 

Sass, Sex and Surrealness

Sass, Sex and Surrealness

How can one be sassy, sexy and surreal? The trans masc bear cub of the drag scene, Sammy Silver shows you exactly how through talk, song, video and dance. His sibling rival, Sally is probably going to make an appearance or two... 

Better

Better

Like, I suspect, many other members of the audience, I found myself identifying with Better as described in the Fringe guide. To paraphrase, a lost 30-something-year-old chews the fat with her been-there-done-that 50-year-old female friend, both analysing whether the other woman actually has it 'better'... 

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Consciousness

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Consciousness

Fringe First winner and "peer-reviewed rapper" Baba Brinkman explores the scientific study of consciousness in his latest hip-hop comedy. Baba's brain consists of roughly 90 billion neurons with trillions of connections, and none of them has any clue that he exists... 

Quiz Night: The Musical

Quiz Night: The Musical

There comes an awkward point in some friendships when going to the pub is no longer quite enough entertainment. The banter has run thin and the stories are recycled. Enter the pub quiz... 

Geoff Robb - Original Spanish & Celtic Guitar + Vocal Explosion

Geoff Robb - Original Spanish & Celtic Guitar + Vocal Explosion

Geoff Robb is a guitarist and composer whose music blends his classical training with his love of Spanish and Celtic music. His well-crafted and deeply-moving compositions will take you on a journey from Spain and Latin America to Ireland and Scotland, and his background and training in healing will transport you away... 

The Fannytasticals

The Fannytasticals

Brighton’s sell-out female comedy troupe present their rude and raucous topical humour. A cabaret style show including songs, skits, sketches and general musings on life, love and the universe from a range of female perspectives... 

2 Voices + 1 Sound

2 Voices + 1 Sound

A mysterious atmosphere vibrates through the small room in Manchester Street’s Latest Music bar as two women take to the stage and where flowers lie scattered beneath their feet. Nav Vilain’s floor-length red gown contrasts nicely with partner Rain Heron's black veil dress as unusual and intriguing sounds boom from the overhead speakers... 

A Donkey Called Keith

A Donkey Called Keith

Remember that song you like? Well, The Dirty Carols have ruined it for you forever with their own dirty, funny, surreal musical take on the songs you know and love. Be prepared for guffaws and perhaps a damp gusset (you, not us) as four Guildford gals sing about things that matter: pie fights, Woolworths’ pic’n’mix and why you should never keep mince in the bathroom... 

Neon Moon

Neon Moon

Vocalist and synth-pop artist Matthew Callow presents a galactic exploration of love and affection. Live music accompanied by a projected film backdrop. 

Caustic Comedy Nights

Caustic Comedy Nights

The name itself ‘Caustic Comedy’ is based on a particular form of humour: comedy that is acerbic, cutting-edge, even cruel or insulting but always amusing, indeed, corrosive and burning as the word ‘caustic’ itself suggests. 

Felt

Felt

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

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... 

King of the Fringe: Best Of

King of the Fringe: Best Of

Join us for some drag king cabaret by the seaside as we celebrate the bois from previous King of the Fringe competitions. Past winners Sammy Silver, Benjamin Butch and George Faithless will be lip-syncing, hip-thrusting and lyric-twisting for your pleasure alongside some other crowd favourites and special guests... 

Poetry and Jazz Layer Cake with John Harvey and the John Lake Band

Poetry and Jazz Layer Cake with John Harvey and the John Lake Band

Jazz and Poetry Layer Cake A delicious serving of modern original Jazz and poetry created by the award-winning author John Harvey (author of the bestselling Charlie Resnick series) inter-layered by the sensational sounds of the John Lake Band... 

Out and About in Brighton and Beyond

Out and About in Brighton and Beyond

Comedy sketch show featuring contemporary characters in Brighton and beyond. Returning to Brighton Fringe, Valerie Dent and Tim Burness revisit a range of colourful personalities and introduce some new faces... 

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... 

... Yes?

... Yes?

... Yes is a comedy show about LOVE (not the sappy kind) It's a bit mad, but a GOOD mad- think a mixture of Monty Python and Blind Date... for adults. ... Yes answers questions that you never knew you needed answered such as; Can you play Guess Who Live onstage? Do penguins have knees? Are you better off marrying a shell shocked WW2 veteran or tempt your fate with the flock of seagulls, snapchat fanatic you just met online? ... 

Off the Top

Off the Top

Science rapper Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin (host of 'Science Goes to the Movies' on PBS) to explore the brain basis of improvisation and comedy... 

Kakande West African Drummers

Kakande West African Drummers

Nominated for best music at Brighton Fringe 2016. Ali Bangoura, from Guinea, with his troupe of Brighton-based drummers, is bringing the excitement and dynamic energy of Africa to Brighton Fringe for a second year... 

Mercutio Loves Romeo

Mercutio Loves Romeo

Mercedes, or ‘Merc’ as she calls herself, has just landed a new job working at a nightclub; a nightclub with a sexist and homophobic doorman -Kai Henderson-, a highly stung and drop dead gorgeous boss -Grace Hendy- and Merc’s high-school crush and ex-lover -Bernado Santos-… what could go wrong?!  Merc also has another problem up her sleeve; she doesn’t know how to tell her crush that she used to be a man... 

Marilyn Carino with band

Marilyn Carino with band

Marilyn Carino's torchy, existential electro-soul has been likened to "Nina Simone coming back from the dead to front Morcheeba"; her latest album, 'Leaves, Sadness, Science' deemed, "a haunting, atmospheric gem"... 

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

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

Would Like To Meet

Would Like To Meet

Would Like to Meet presents an hour of real life dating stories brought into being by the melodramatic Ally, who is desperate to find love and get married; Liz who has grown bored with domesticity and married life; Keith, who fancies himself as Tom Cruise; David, who ‘loves Grindr but has terrible taste in men’, and Janet, Ally’s fun-size, Mars bar snaffling, nemesis... 

Kakande West African Drummers

Kakande West African Drummers

Ali Bangoura, from Guinea, with his troupe of Brighton-based drummers, are bringing the excitement and dynamic energy of Africa to Brighton. Traditional rhythms, song and dance are used to depict the hidden world of African heritage. 

Going Down

Going Down

The Sex Shells present 'Going Down': a glittering, twisted, all-singing, all-prancing look at gay existence in the twenty-first century. Be transported to Gaydes and meet a host of mythological mates burning in a blackly sparkling hell of their own devising in this hilarious tale of redemption. 

Unusual Subtext

Unusual Subtext

If you thought Brighton Fringe had been a little short in supply of freaks this year, then these five guys from London are set to prove you wrong. Their dark comedy of bizarre feats, poses the question: who are the real freaks? The performers? Or the audience watching them?In an era when Marvel continues to prevail, playing at superheroes or villains, feels a bit too familiar and these performers certainly look as though they’ve attended a Comic Con or two... 

Leaving Home Party

Leaving Home Party

Belle and Sebastian/God Help the Girl's lead singer performs a story set to song, celebrating our modern day notions of home and belonging. Accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Ignacio Agrimbau, this is for anyone who has ever left home or is still hoping to find it... 

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

Experience the fire of Scottish traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection, the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk duo, An Dhá. An Dhá means 'The Two' in Gaelic; two musicians, a violin and a cello, on a journey exploring life and music together... 

Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

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

Tonight Matthew Live! Rock

Tonight Matthew Live! Rock

Race down the memory lane of rock with ultimate seven-piece band, Tonight Matthew, in a twin-carb, Mk II Lotus Cortina, revved-up joy ride of homage to The Beatles, Bowie, Johnny Cash, Elvis, The Kinks, The Stones, The Dandy Warhols, The Doors, Bruce Springsteen, T Rex, REM, Van Morrison and many others! 

Quantagasm!

Quantagasm!

Former freelance Thought Consultant John Kyron has come to bring you to 'Quantagasm!' Come along and experience the Quantagasm Personality Test, find out who really wrote The DaVinci Code and learn the horrifying truth about Kate Bush's powerful cult... 

Electric Nomad

Electric Nomad

An intimate late show presenting one-man-band The Sabio, a multi-instrumental journeyman with rare musical sensibility. The Sabio uses voice, beatbox, loop machine as well as strings and percussion, to create impressive worlds of sound... 

Historical Fiction Now: Writing & Publishing Panel/Workshop

Historical Fiction Now: Writing & Publishing Panel/Workshop

Novelists Susanna Jones and Sally O'Reilly on why they started writing historical fiction and their publishing experiences. Includes panel discussion with publishers and literary agents followed by lucky dip pitching session... 

Keep Calm and Sing a Show Tune!

Keep Calm and Sing a Show Tune!

A stylish evening which takes you through the work of musical theatre geniuses from Webber to Jason Robert Brown. Showcasing some of Sussex's most promising new musical theatre talent, in a glamorous and fun showbiz soirée! 

Eerie Silence

Eerie Silence

Have you ever been told to man up? Or be more ladylike? Our lives are shaped by the gender we identify with. By sharing our very personal experiences, we hope to open up a conversation of how it is relatable to everyone... 

Snow White: The Whole Grimm Affair

Snow White: The Whole Grimm Affair

Feeling underwhelmed is something which you won’t experience at any point during Snow White: The Whole Grimm Affair and this is evident from the very start.The performers throw themselves into the show with a camped-up, woman-on-woman, prison fight scene complete with orange boiler suits... 

V.D.

V.D.

Every year she's single on Valentine's Day, Sophie buys a cat. She has 10 cats. A 50-min award-winning comedic one woman show by Pete Malicki; directed by Lisa Eismen; performed by Eliza St John... 

Danielle Imara's in Jail

Danielle Imara's in Jail

Danielle Imara shares her experience of jail via a cutting-edge cabaret-style mix of upbeat songs, dance, and gritty dialogue. We meet other inmates, such as repeat re-offender Babs, whose life transforms when she meets the victim of one of her crimes face to face at a restorative justice conference... 

Nights at the Music Hall

Nights at the Music Hall

I love a bit of late night showbiz. The debauchery, fun and general drunkenness lends itself to an atmosphere that you don’t get in any other kind of show, and this is no different... 

Twins

Twins

“Twins” is a play about a pair of Twins born two weeks apart. In a very humorous way, you see how love deepens between them. "Twins" also shows the development of multiculturalism in our society. 

Quartet by Heiner Muller

Quartet by Heiner Muller

In a fin-de-siècle Parisien Salon, or post World War Three Bunker; the two leads of DANGEROUS LIASONS, Merteuil and Valmont, circle each other, probing for weaknesses. Denied their usual prey,they must devour themselves... 

The Opinion Makers

The Opinion Makers

This light-hearted Beggar’s Opera-esque musical is definitely one of the most pleasurable shows I have seen in a while. Played by a small cast of experienced and accomplished actors, the lack of pretension and simple ambition to just make a funny, entertaining show, is something that I think makes it inherently successful... 

Chaos Carousel

Chaos Carousel

Blending music of Eastern Europe and the Balkans with mesmerising Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, 'Chaos Carousel' takes us on a journey that not only crosses continents but also takes us deep into ourselves... 

The Big Bite-Size Late Breakfast

The Big Bite-Size Late Breakfast

Join us for a Late Breakfast of international award-winning new plays. Collections of 10-min plays, hand-picked & lovingly prepared. Latest Festival Award Winner for 'Best Theatre Performance 2013'... 

Twins

Twins

Joanne Lau and Hannah Warman, twin sisters and stand-up comics united from opposite sides of the globe with completely different appearances, outlooks and parents, bring you a hilarious, surreal, must-see stand-up comedy show.