Sisterhood

Sisterhood

Scratch performance: Three women, aged 20, 40 and 60 (but not a virgin, mother or hag in sight), set about unpicking the fine weave of our existence, re-examining with fresh and furious eyes the threads of gender, fertility, sexual assault, our collective future and the state of feminism today... 

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. mYlez is an outgoing hacker with a dark sense of humour. Albert and mYlez meet online but live on two different continents. Lonely but resourceful, they team up and build an artificial friend, a small humanoid robot whom they call A... 

A Gay and a NonGay

A Gay and a NonGay

In a time when we’re all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power 'A Gay & a NonGay' challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are, or what you’re into (Bruce Springsteen or Britney), love is love and gays and nongays can be friends... 

Be Original!

Be Original!

Lorraine Bowen is David Walliams' golden buzzer gal from 'Britain's Got Talent!' With quirky songs, interactive games and creative challenges, her brand-new live show inspires kids (6-11) to make their own original music... 

A Night with Thick & Tight

A Night with Thick & Tight

Thick & Tight, a dance duo like no other, bring all the drama, musicality, farce and face you can cram into a show. This triple bill from Eleanor Perry and Daniel Hay-Gordon brings famous faces to life to reveal the yearnings and imperfections of human nature... 

The Morning After the Life Before

The Morning After the Life Before

May 24th 2015, as 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother which brings the reality of a new Ireland into sharp focus, a personal tale of Ireland before and after Marriage Equality... 

The Gloop Show

The Gloop Show

Oozing Gloop, the world's premiere autistic, green, drag-queen/queer alchemist, is here to help you survive the 21st century, champion the communist hypothesis and put on the ol’ razzle dazzle! The communist hypothesis being that one class' labour need not be subordinated to others' ownership, and it can change! 

Sex and Puppets

Sex and Puppets

A puppet show about sex! Real stories told by every kind of puppet, from socks and feather boas to sassy, singing-diva lady-bits. First kisses, crushes, discovering identity, bodies and all the fuzzy stuff in between... 

Ghost Sexxx

Ghost Sexxx

if u like someone nd they dont text u back after u’ve had sex dw cos they must just b a ghost x 'Ghost Sexxx' is a performance which parodies paranormal techniques in an attempt to reach through to the other side, the ‘other side’ being the people who have ghosted Ema in the past... 

The Cult of K*NZO

The Cult of K*NZO

The first thing to say about this show is that it made me re-think my (fairly nebulous) relationship with high-end fashion labels. The second thing to say is that it’s timely – right on the politico-cultural trend... 

I Want You To Admire Me/But You Shouldn\'t

I Want You To Admire Me/But You Shouldn\'t

You are invited to the ultimate test of brains, brawn, and brilliance. Our three contestants will battle it out to win the title of Most Admirable Person. Their friends and families certainly think they’re admirable... 

POST

POST

What the f*ck is national identity? And what exactly constitutes a ‘nation’? And why the hell are so many ready to die for it? We live in an ever-shifting political and geographical landscape... 

SEXXES

SEXXES

Fancy a rollercoaster, time-travel ride about sex and gender? Come see SEXXES. From the ancient past, where our hermaphrodite ancestors enjoyed the amazing, gender-free life, to the present time, where harsh binary sometimes seems to be dominating... 

Le Fil - 24/7 Live

Le Fil - 24/7 Live

Join British-Chinese pop artist, Le Fil, as he, she or it explores a 24/7 world of gay-straight men, desire and objectification through a fusion of gender-bending performance art, hip-thrusting dance, twisted autobiography and kaleidoscopic music from his 'Nightlife' EP ... 

Susan Harrison is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison is a Bit Weepy

'Susan Harrison is a Bit Weepy' The latest multi character show from award-winning character comedian, Actress and Improviser, Susan Harrison. Brand new characters inspired by heartbreak and performed with joy... 

5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

Craigslist, for those unfamiliar, is a site where people can advertise jobs, sell things and also meet people for 'casual encounters' – which basically means no strings attached sex, so I was unsure what to expect from the one man show 5 Encounters On A Site Called Craigslist by Sam Ward... 

The Comforter

The Comforter

Part ritual, part prayer, part rowdy revivalist rally, 'The Comforter' is a rite of passage that reclaims spirituality and proposes a new perspective on church. Exchanging psalms and sacrament from 80s/90s pop culture, it draws inspiration from Twin Peaks and Ingmar Bergman, and throws a kiss to George Michael... 

A Robot in Human Skin

A Robot in Human Skin

Award-nominated writer and performer, Nicole Henriksen, presents the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed theatre debut. Henriksen is known for tackling difficult subjects with grace and wit, and 'A Robot In Human Skin' is no exception... 

Gypsy Queen

Gypsy Queen

Meet ‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell (Rob Ward) and Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson (John Askew), two hard as nails boxers both raised by their traditionalist fathers to defend themselves and their names... 

Gender Euphoria

Gender Euphoria

'Gender Euphoria' is James Lorien MacDonald's second solo stand-up show, and this time he's taking on as many aspects of gender as will fit in his chaotic, mesmerising brain. These are not the dick jokes you're used to... 

Subira

Subira

Subira, in Swahili, means patience. Something Subira Wahogo is quickly running out of. Join them for a night of spoken word poetry about being queer, black and angry. Weaving together the personal and political, through experiences and imaginations, spoken with rage, softness, and laughter... 

Siren

Siren

Half woman... half fish... It's like nothing you've ever seen before in your lives.  A grotesque, mermaid-like creature is found washed up on the seashore and put to work in a travelling side-show... 

My Feminist Boner

My Feminist Boner

Fierce and funny, Sarah Blanc breaks down the rules of beauty in her new one-woman dance comedy show. Make yourself snotless, chinless, fatless, become a contour connoisseur and test out beauty contraptions... 

Tales of the Mother tongue

Tales of the Mother tongue

Morocco's past colonisation by its European invaders meant stories and tales of the old Morocco were unwritten. Writing and speaking in Berber's traditional languages, for many years was forbidden... 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival is returning to the Marlborough pub and theatre for our third year, celebrating women in the brewing industry, bringing musical talent from our home town of Norwich to join the best riot grrrls Brighton has to offer, and inviting local women beer experts to share their brewing knowledge! Join us on Friday evening as local DJs kick off the weekend... 

Stimela

Stimela

It's a celebration of song and dance, an international phenomenon that has swept across the globe like a tidal wave of soaring voices and stomping feet. Gumboot dancing was born out of the oppressive gold mines of South Africa... 

EFES

EFES

Amsterdam Fringe 2016 award-winners: two dancers take on a relentless, physically and mentally challenging dance duet, where they, and the audience, experience the infinity and emptiness of the 'Zero Mark'... 

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain's first Black judge in 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, he muses on international politics and history as they affect the Black world from Africa to the USA and Britain, but only as one who would rather watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song... 

MacBETTI

MacBETTI

In this delightfully satirical and shoddy retelling of Macbeth, spunky Heidi Niemi commands the stage with focus, hilarity and precision. Dressed in neat black trousers, a white shirt and black braces, the solo performer dashes about the stage, energetically snapping from character to character... 

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

'Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt' is a darkly funny, pathos-fuelled show inspired by the TV show of similar name by writer and performance artist Karen McLeod. Shrouded in iconic anorak, knees bulging from pop socks, Barbara Brownskirt is the unsuccessful lesbian Poet-in-Residence at the 197 bus stop, Penge... 

The Girl From Oz

The Girl From Oz

Courtney Act, takes you over the rainbow and down under in her new show: The Girl from OZ! Chock full of hits and high notes, you will leave this show realizing there's no place like her home! "Coy, funny, sexy, classy, and thoroughly up-beat... 

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... 

A Jealous Lassie's Karma

A Jealous Lassie's Karma

'A Jealous Lassie's Karma' is a collection of mad cap poems, songs, skits and socio-political observations, all performed with linguistic relish, by the 'terrifically energetic' Derek McLuckie... 

Sex Education

Sex Education

One parent refuses to talk about sex. The other parent buys their child gay porn DVDs. Revisiting the explicit films his dad bought him at fourteen, Harry Clayton-Wright explores the ways in which we learn about sex and how that shapes us later in life... 

The Beauty of a Failing Body

The Beauty of a Failing Body

Starting from a physical quest, we will search for intentions and ways to communicate with your audience non-verbally. The goal is to research and find the failing human body on stage... 

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

The WWII official secrets act is over and Eva is ready to set the record straight. Germany’s greatest underground cabaret star transformed into Britain’s No.1 spy and was given the toughest mission of all: infiltrate to the top... 

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... 

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

“The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime”. Set against a backdrop of increasingly polarised politics, and a cruelly oppressed working class, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons explores the power of language, and presents a world where inhabitants are limited, by law, to speaking only 140 words per day... 

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... 

Performancegate

Performancegate

It’s time for a show of radical gestures and tough words. Look and listen to the students of the MA Performance and Visual Practices as they return to the Marlborough Theatre with a show that smashes normality and attends to the smithereens... 

Sophie Willan: Edinburgh Preview

Sophie Willan: Edinburgh Preview

In this highly anticipated follow up to her 2016 smash hit debut 'On Record', this exciting new voice and force to be reckoned with is back with another bold and original show. "Deeply moving and incredibly funny" ***** (The Herald)... 

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 ... 

OUT

OUT

We are presented with two bodies: a loud Jamaican dance hall music and disco lights. As we enter The Marlborough we are not seated in the usual position. Instead we are on the stage and the performers are on the floor... 

Bad Master

Bad Master

Muriel Comedy, creators of viral videos 'If Tube Lines Were People' and 'The Great British Political Bakeoff' bring you their offbeat brand of peculiar characters, political satire and pop culture parody in the world premiere of 'Bad Master... 

Nicole Henriksen: Techno Glitter Penguins

Nicole Henriksen: Techno Glitter Penguins

My first venture to the Marlborough could not have been more welcoming. As I walked into the theatre space I was instantly greeted by the night’s performer, Nicole, offering me a handful of popcorn, which I gratefully took and stuffed my face... 

Darkroom Diaries

Darkroom Diaries

Dutch comedian Johan Goossens is looking for love in all the wrong places. Dive with him into the darkrooms of Amsterdam. “Are you safe?” “Yes I am safe.” “Ok great... 

The Comforter

The Comforter

Stacy Makishi's new work, 'The Comforter', has the intimate quality of a prayer and the rowdy atmosphere of a rally. Mixing the mediums of gameshow, ritual, party and meditation retreat, this interactive performance experiment reclaims spirituality and offers a queer perspective on church... 

The Room in the Elephant

The Room in the Elephant

This provocative comedy begins with two young men struggling to come up with ideas for a show they are performing the following week. They decide that the show will be an exact re-creation of their current conversation... 

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... 

Lucy McCormick's 'Triple Threat'

Lucy McCormick's 'Triple Threat'

Post-popular prodigy Lucy McCormick and her Girl Squad present a trashstep-DubPunk morality play for the modern world. Casting herself in all the main roles, Lucy will attempt to re-connect to her own moral conscience by reenacting the New Testament via a Nu-wave holy trinity of dance, power ballads and performance art... 

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... 

Carol Cates

Carol Cates

Carol Cates has been performing as Lady Carol all over the world for over a decade, America, Canada, all over Europe and Australia. In the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House... 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival is returning to the Marlborough pub and theatre for our second year, celebrating women in the brewing industry, bringing musical talent from our home town of Norwich to join the best riot grrrls Brighton has to offer and inviting local women beer experts to share their brewing knowledge! Join us on Friday evening for local DJs to kick off the weekend... 

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston remain on top form with their new laugh-out-loud spin-off Cabaret Whore, in which Young’s comic character La Poule Plombée is finally given her own solo cabaret show... 

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. 

Pramkicker

Pramkicker

Meet Pramkicker. “I am the Edith f*cking Piaf of the empty womb" (She kicked a pram), “Je ne regrettay f*cking rien." "A real gem" **** (The Guardian), "Charismatic" (The Scotsman), "Wonderful" **** (ThreeWeeks), "Empowering" (FringeReview)... 

4D Cinema

4D Cinema

Mamoru Iriguchi performs live, rigged up with a screen around his face and a projector above his head. Iriguchi explores the relationship between recorded material and live performance, while calling on Hollywood stars of the past... 

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. 

The Family Show

The Family Show

Winner, Best Children's Show - Ireland's most lovable idiots bring their mischief and mayhem to a show for the whole family. Charm, sharp wit, and good humour with acrobatic skill and just enough naughtiness to keep kids and adults guessing... 

The Curiositorium

The Curiositorium

Award-winning The Dead Secrets bring you a labyrinthine sketch comedy adventure. Join a whirlwind odyssey through the wondrous, terrifying exhibits of the Curiositorium, a secret museum like no other. 

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good (Preview)

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good (Preview)

"Imagine if Derren Brown was funny" (Evening Standard) Doug Segal (Winner: Best Cabaret Act, Brighton Fringe) is back in Brighton to preview his new show which is designed to make you feel good! As seen on BBC1 and BBC3... 

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... 

Switchboard

Switchboard

A phone rings. Keeps ringing. You answer the call. It’s for you. What happens next is in your hands. Sell-out interactive and immersive theatre company Produced Moon bring you their most ambitious work yet... 

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... 

Tribute Acts

Tribute Acts

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

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. 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

As soon as Taylo Aluko, in the guise of Paul Robeson, takes to the stage we know we’re in for a treat. He is a commanding figure and his stage presence is impressive. I had heard of Paul Robeson before I went to the show but didn’t know much more than that he was a singer, had sung Ol’ Man River and starred in the musical Show Boat... 

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Debuting in Brighton following a critically acclaimed run at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, 'Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?' is a total riot of a show, lead by an idiot. If you enjoy Spanish drama, ghosts, sexy housewives and Rock 'n Roll, and you want to witness a surreal experience, this show is for you! 

The Other

The Other

Gaël Le Cornec (Argus Angel award-winner with Frida Kahlo) returns to Brighton with a new play on immigration based on refugees’ stories. Join young Mana from the war-torn Red-Yellow planet on a coming-of-age upside-down fairy-tale, full of poetry, humour and fantasy, where nothing is what it seems. 

The Bear Space

The Bear Space

"We are sorry to have to tell you that in this country it all began with a bear... " A man explains the nature of the theatre to his daughter in the 17th century and an audience gamble with puppets in the 21st... 

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... 

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... 

M Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual For Male Soprano Piano and Electronics

M Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual For Male Soprano Piano and Electronics

From the ashes and ruins of long dead earth and the infinite blacknesses of what will be the year 2116, emerges the Funeral Doom Spiritual. Funeral Doom Spiritual is a song of mourning for what Antony Paul Farley calls “The motionless movement of death through slavery, segregation and neo-segregation... 

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

With his unique take on drag, Alfie has become a stand-out act in the UK cabaret scene. Now, with a piano and some cheap backing tracks, Alfie, the son of a drag queen, tells his story from first discovering that he is fabulous to coming out to his mother in his debut solo show! 

Stud

Stud

Tell, me about it, Stud. Well, Dr. Freud tells me I'm missing something and I think he's right. A stripped back show about penis envy, masculinity, horses and DIY, for anyone who likes their psychoanalysis heteronormative and their cowboys in the buff. 

The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind

Hi. How are you? Looking for? A darkly comic solo show aiming to cruise, confide and query the complexities of love, sex and the internet age. 'The Daily Grind' explores the consequences that dating apps, image sharing and instant communication have on our everyday lives. 

King of the Fringe

King of the Fringe

Brighton's only drag king competition is back! It's time for bois to become men as they battle it out to win the crown (and 100 quid)! Expect a night of bulging biceps, protruding packages and fierce facial hair as we try to find the next King of the Fringe! 

Break Yourself

Break Yourself

A show about the relationship between power and sexual desire, what it means to want to be someone else, and Bruce Springsteen. Performed in male drag, Break Yourself is a risky, dishonest, headfirst and wholehearted attempt to try and be something we have never been before. 

Fake Hip Gnosis

Fake Hip Gnosis

Slash/Theatre presents - come into your own slice of life! The land of the free has never been so easy to hide from. Will a dog cry at an onion? Will you still be here later? Questions are answers and you are welcome to an hour of 'Fake Hip Gnosis'... 

Naked Boys Reading: La Femme

Naked Boys Reading: La Femme

Ascending the back stairs of the Marlborough to be greeted by the towering and magnificently coiffed Dr Sharon Husbands, doesn't quite give an accurate taste of what follows. Her light, breezy and gently dirty compering would sit well in any number of traditional cabaret, drag and glamour nights but what she actually introduces, and has produced, is a far more novel invention... 

Women's Hour

Women's Hour

A cabaret piece about what happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman. Commissioned by Camden People's Theatre and winner of ThreeWeeks Editors' Choice award 2015... 

The Sissy's Progress

The Sissy's Progress

Nando Messias was beaten up on the street in an act of homophobic hatred. After years of dreaming up his response, he presents 'The Sissy’s Progress'. Part dance-theatre, part walking performance, he leads audiences out onto the streets with a live marching band... 

Naked Girls Reading

Naked Girls Reading

Join burlesque performer and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate show where beautiful women read naked. Making their Brighton debut, Glory and friends read a selection of texts on a common theme for your listening pleasure... 

Care Takers

Care Takers

His teacher believes Jamie is being bullied because he's gay. She wants to help but the Deputy Head thinks it will sort itself out. Is she speaking from experience or is there something more unsavoury about her unwillingness to help? An explosive new play about bullying and homophobia. 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

Celebrating women in the brewing industry, we're dedicating three days to the finest brewster stouts, saisons, pilsners and pales. Alongside will be beer experts speaking, DJs and a live music street party on Saturday... 

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

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

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

The Room in the Elephant

The Room in the Elephant

“Meta, self-referential bullshit” – the play’s words, not mine. It was an hour, thereabouts, of talking about what the show was going to be (/was) about. What was it about? Metatheatre and postmodernism, sure, but also juvenilia, male friendships, unspoken truths, and even the relationship between art and sexual selection... 

Pramkicker

Pramkicker

Jude doesn’t want kids. Susie doesn’t know if her ovaries are twinging or if she just needs a wee. Susie got rid of a baby once. Jude got a dog. One day, in a café full of mummies, Jude loses the plot... 

The Rose of Jericho

The Rose of Jericho

In this critically acclaimed new play, an ex-soldier casts an unflinching and at times darkly humorous eye over his childhood, its impact on his relationships, his experiences of war, and the three key events that have dramatically changed his life... 

Kingmaker

Kingmaker

A bumbling, charismatic Tory MP and London Mayor challenges his enemies to become prime minister. But will his colourful past destroy him? By Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky. Starring Alan Cox... 

Miss Behave's Gameshow

Miss Behave's Gameshow

“I normally hate audience participation,” says the man sitting next to me. Twenty minutes later he is on his feet shaking his bum furiously in a spontaneous outburst of competitive sexy disco dancing... 

Tomás Ford: The Final Chase

Tomás Ford: The Final Chase

You'll be left shaken, stirred and thoroughly entertained by award-winning Australian cabaret crooner Tomás Ford's noir-as-hell spy thriller. Join a troubled assassin as he chases his arch-nemesis to a pulsing electronic soundtrack and riveting video projections... 

How to be Fat

How to be Fat

Not how to get fat - no one knows how to do that - how to be fat. How to have a fat body. How to be part of an obesity epidemic. How to have a body that doesn’t fit. How to do diets... 

Payne Killer

Payne Killer

Serial killer John Falkener is a dangerous psychopath who enjoys torturing his victims. He targets and gains access to the home of enigmatic widow, Phyllis Payne. The plot thickens as dark secrets are unearthed in this thrilling psychological black comedy... 

Stuck!

Stuck!

Three strangers trapped by fate. Who are they? Where are they? You decide. Three stories unfold. Sometimes joyous, sometimes tragic, always absurd. An entire improv comedy with music from The RH Experience using your suggestions... 

Doug Segal's How To Read Minds and Influence People

Doug Segal's How To Read Minds and Influence People

“Imagine if Derren Brown was funny.” (Evening Standard) The award-winning hit returns! A mind reading show unlike any other! Learn to predict the lottery, read minds, detect lies and more... 

Chris Fitchew: Oops!

Chris Fitchew: Oops!

Character comedy, stand up & satirical song make up this mad capped high-octane hour of hilarious joy from “gifted Comedian” (Evening Standard) Chris Fitchew as he embarks on the journey of self-discovery via addiction... 

Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit

Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit

An award-winning solo character piece that uses heart-breaking comedy storytelling to evoke the life of librarian Ms Samantha Mann, giving an intricately crafted English twist to a European clowning tradition... 

Hunger

Hunger

September, 2008. On the 43rd floor of a trading building, Christian, Tom and Alex are on to something. This is their last chance, a final attempt to follow their dream: a stack of cash, a pile of coke, Hugo Boss underwear worn in Barbados, Instagram pictures of #Moet & Chandon and #girls in satin dresses and #vivalasvegas... 

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat

A brilliantly ridiculous take on Red Riding Hood, set in Grandma's Croydon drugs den. A brand new show from emerging company Wildheart & Lyric, Wolf Meat brings absurdist humour & compelling storytelling to an irreverent world of dirty deals & mistaken identity... 

The Shift Takes Brighton

The Shift Takes Brighton

You like avant garde performance if it's good, you like variety if its good. You also like Girls Aloud. Sometimes you fancy a Fanta Tropical and eat sushi from a supermarket if you're in a rush... 

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Pinned on the arse-end of a night out, this is a show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face. A wayward exploration of friendship and kindness that spills out towards its audience... 

Big Girl's Blouse

Big Girl's Blouse

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman… Who knew what being transgender was in the 1970s? Not Kate’s family. To be fair, crispy pancakes had only just landed in the Midlands so she had her work cut out... 

King of the Fringe

King of the Fringe

Drag Queens are over and the boys are back in town! Strap on a strap on, bang on a beard and join your hosts for the Drag King competition of the century! Be amazed by the figurative and literal balls on display... 

The Christeene Machine

The Christeene Machine

Enter The CHRISTEENE MACHINE: A gender-blending booty-pounding perversion of punk dragged through a musical theatre gutter, commanded by CHRISTEENE: a human pissoir of foul hilarity and raw unabashed sexuality... 

Hard Graft

Hard Graft

I am making a show about my dad, but I don't want him to see it. In Hard Graft David Sheppeard investigates how much can change between one generation of a family and the next and the lengths we go to bridge the divide... 

Edith, Elizabeth and I

Edith, Elizabeth and I

Inspired by the life and works of Edith Sitwell. Juliet attempts to put on a play about her heroines, Edith Sitwell and Elizabeth I, but discovers that telling the tales of others has its pitfalls, particularly when the subjects themselves turn up, and force her to face a few home truths... 

A Little Respect

A Little Respect

Irreverent and dark, 'A little Respect' is a sexy little thriller filled with intrigue, waspish one-liners and homoeroticism. What first appears to be a traditional piece of situation comedy quickly becomes something sharper and more sophisticated... 

The Marlborough Fringe Street Party

The Marlborough Fringe Street Party

Join us for a street party like no other! Our outdoor stage will be showcasing the best Fringe music, off-beat performance, plus there'll be arty surprises! Choose from a selection of Brighton's most delicious street food and you can wash it down with a tasty libation from our outdoor bar... 

Lynn Ruth Miller's Not Dead Yet

Lynn Ruth Miller's Not Dead Yet

Lynn Ruth Miller is 80 years old. She's lived a lot and nearly died a few times too. She's faced massive fears and eaten a lot of last suppers, from discharging herself from hospital after being given two weeks to live, to starting stand-up comedy at 71... 

Cuddles by Joseph Wilde

Cuddles by Joseph Wilde

TIME OUT ★★★★ Eve is a 13 year old vampire. She has never left her room and everything she knows about the world comes from what her sister Tabby has told her. Eve lives in a world without sunlight... 

We Can Make You Happy

We Can Make You Happy

After storming Brighton 2014, award-winning House of Blakewell return to take on the happiness industry. Alice & Harry have chosen to be happy. Alice is studying mindfulness. Harry is studying German existentialism... 

Sex With Animals

Sex With Animals

Ryan the Lion’s flying pants landed on my head. Thus, I was initiated into Sex with Animals. With a background in experimental theatre, Ryan Good is refreshingly unconventional. Nobody knows what to make of Ryan the Lion’s feline foreplay... 

Intuit This

Intuit This

Intuit This is a crash course in the art of absurdist comedy, throughout the audience sees the influences of Alan Partridge, The Mighty Boosh and The Fast Show to name a few. But Intuit This isn’t just a homage to absurdist comedy that’s come before it, it’s a total triumph in its own right... 

Yes No Maybe

Yes No Maybe

Devised storytelling and physical theatre combine to create a series of rather unconvincing everyday encounters in Yes No Maybe. The six strong company create some interesting moments, but it’s not enough to pull together an incoherent piece of theatre which sorely lacks direction... 

The Rain That Washes

The Rain That Washes

The premise of this show, delivered by the North London theatre company Chickenshed, is both stirring and foreboding. Stirring as it promises to tell a true story within the fight for Zimbabwean independence, and foreboding because it takes the form of the notoriously varied 'one man show' format... 

La Bouche in Watch My Lips & Baby Lame

La Bouche in Watch My Lips & Baby Lame

Exploding drag, gender, queer shame and otherness, La Bouche is a human barely understood, born into a universe where conformity is key. Using mask, lip-sync, song and dance La Bouche invites you to laugh, dance, cry and scream for acceptance... 

House of Tragic She

House of Tragic She

In a blend of physical theatre and contemporary dance, four women explore the effects of loneliness on emotional wellbeing and literature’s constant re-interpretations of madness... 

Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

After touring their unique shows across Europe, Pocket Oxford Theatre perform their UK première of 'Romeo & Juliet'. Discover a masked ball, a barmy balcony scene, a serious sword fight, a crazy horse chase, and how to make a death scene really tragic... 

Buddhism: Is it Just for Losers?

Buddhism: Is it Just for Losers?

"Very, very funny. Not just funny and inventive, but funny in a genuinely fresh new way, and funny with real ideas standing behind it" (Fringe Guru). This 'post-structuralist, zen clown show’ could perhaps be listed under ‘Theatre’, but it’s just too funny... 

Away From Home

Away From Home

Male escorts, homosexuality and football: Away From Home takes on a lot in its one hour slot, and it scores perfectly in terms of tone, performance and narrative. It follows Kyle, an escort who finds himself falling for a client wrapped up in the life of the premier footballer... 

Aunty Ben

Aunty Ben

Nine-year-old Tracey loves her Aunty Ben. It doesn't matter to her that Aunty Ben is actually her uncle, or that he is a Drag Queen, because in Tracey’s family dressing up is for everyone! But when Ben meets her school friends, Tracey is shocked to discover that other people’s families can be very different to her own... 

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous

Award-winning, Brighton-born sketch villains will fling their darkest, weirdest, strangest bits at you for an hour. Our sell-out, best-of show from Edinburgh Fringe 2013, reinvigorated by new material and an extra 'Nom' in the title... 

How to: Run a Venue at Brighton Fringe

How to: Run a Venue at Brighton Fringe

Ever thought about running your own Brighton Fringe venue? Then this panel discussion is for you! Hear about the practicalities, pleasures and pitfalls of running a venue from a variety of experts with real experience. 

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Repeats on you

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Repeats on you

Brydie has made mistakes. The same mistakes. Lots of times. But eventually a girl has to get off that carousel, steady that Newton's Cradle and stop mixing metaphors. For as Oscar Wilde sort of said "To sleep with one wildly inappropriate dude who plays acoustic guitar may be regarded as a misfortune... 

Divination

Divination

We invite you to walk through the Marlborough to experience an evening of Live Art. The individual artists will share their particular practices. Join us for 'Delectable Doom', 'Not a Séance', 'Dirty History', and 'Distorted Presence'... 

Slut (r)evolution

Slut (r)evolution

The provocative, punny title, combined with my interest in hearing women speak frankly about their sexuality in contemporary society led me to believe that this would be a performance I could identify with, laugh along with and – most importantly – be entertained by... 

An Evolution of Love

An Evolution of Love

Peer into the secret thoughts of another or take a chance to reflect on your own love’s labour’s lost and found. After a reading at last year's Fringe, development was urged on a body of work BA has carried for a lifetime... 

Tomás Ford's Electric Cabaret

Tomás Ford's Electric Cabaret

A late night Fringe adventure with Australian electronic cabaret urban legend Tomás Ford. Thrill to live electronic music, twisted cabaret crooning, video projections and his one-of-a-kind brand of demented showmanship... 

Thief by Liam Rudden

Thief by Liam Rudden

I was relieved when Sailor (Matt Robertson) ran onstage starkers, as I was pretty sure that the stage adaptation of Magic Mike wouldn’t require the pen and soggy bit of paper I’d smuggled into the back row... 

Memoirs of a Slutsky

Memoirs of a Slutsky

International burlesque performer and comedian Zoe Charles’ Memoirs of a Slutsky is an interesting, hilarious and heart-warming account of her less than conventional journey to adulthood... 

Sister

Sister

Two sisters reveal themselves in a physical, biographical piece directly examining their relationship, sexuality, experiences and choices. Rosanna and Amy take the audience on their path from childhood to adulthood, unravelling and sharing aspects of their lives, questioning the very motives that have shaped their decisions... 

How to Tour Your Show

How to Tour Your Show

Get advice on touring your show after the Fringe, both in the UK and internationally. What’s the best way to contact promoters? Who books touring shows? Your questions answered by industry experts. 

How to: Tour Your Show

How to: Tour Your Show

Enjoyed performing at Brighton Fringe and want to take your show elsewhere? Not sure where to go or how to start? Join our panel of experts to find out how far in advance tours are booked, what to include in your budget, and what being on the road is REALLY like! Panel discussion with Q&A. 

Women on the Verge

Women on the Verge

Loose moraled, skintight cabaret-comedy-performance-mash up featuring the most audacious women of Brighton Fringe. Lynn Ruth Miller hosts a fabulous female line-up including Foxy & Husk, Rosana Cade & Cameryn Moore. 

Walking:Holding

Walking:Holding

A woman with a shaved head takes your hand in the station. A six-foot drag queen walks you past a church. A hooded youth puts his arm round you as you sit together on a bench. A white haired woman hugs you goodbye as you leave... 

Brighton Fringe Focus Groups

Brighton Fringe Focus Groups

What do you love about Brighton Fringe? What could be improved? How could the Brighton Fringe team help you now and in the future? Come along and talk to us! 

80!

80!

Lynn Ruth Miller is 80 and she'll tell you how it feels in song and comedy: a bit of reality mixed in with a lot of laughter. Come see the 2009 Star of Brighton and 2013 winner of the TO&ST Award for Best Cabaret at Edinburgh Fringe. 

Phone Whore

Phone Whore

Truth and taboo collide in this intimate visit with a phone sex operator. Listen closely: she may change your views on sex forever. For mature audiences only. “… incredibly brutal, piercing, and thought-provoking…” (ThreeWeeks) “the most intimate and insightful theatre experience you’re likely to have, in more ways than one... 

House of Blakewell's House Party

House of Blakewell's House Party

Welcome to Alice and Harry’s house party. We are personally greeted by Alice and plied with punch. Crisps anyone? Being bored or feeling awkward are most people's fears when entering the unknown realms of a house party but neither of these are a possibility as our consummate and entertaining hosts do their best to ensure the comfort and amusement of their guests... 

Mafia

Mafia

Last year John and Josh realised James had never watched The Godfather. After watching all three in one day, James decided he was leaving the world of theatre to become a real-life Sicilian Gangster... 

The Sleeping Trees' Treelogy

The Sleeping Trees' Treelogy

Perfect comic timing, razor sharp writing and the most dynamic and talented performers I have seen in a long time. What’s not to like? Well the answer is nothing – my critical juices have been halted... 

Bits & Box

Bits & Box

Imagine a box... imagine the possibilities... Two guys, too much mess and a cardboard box. 'AndOn Theatre present 'Bits & Box'. Amidst its playful immaturity, laugh your way through an energetic glimpse into the imaginations of two people with far too much time on their hands... 

The Marlborough Fringe Street Party

The Marlborough Fringe Street Party

Join us for a street party like no other! Our outdoor stage will be showcasing the best of the Fringe's alternative music, snippets of off-beat theatre plus there'll be arty surprises! Fill your faces with delicious food from our in-house gourmet burger specialists, Half Man! Half Burger! and wash it all down with a tasty libation from our outdoor bar... 

Performr

Performr

Download this free new app to experience specially made intimate performances on iPhone or Android. Cruise for art in a digital playground to find your ideal hook-up-performance. Will it be love at first tap or an instant block? 

Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup

Inspired by Chekhov's 'Three Sisters' and directed by Alice Robinson. This darkly comic and cartoon-like piece is a window into the quirky and tender world of three sisters as they fight the system to keep their independence... 

Overlooked: A Roll-Call of the Small

Overlooked: A Roll-Call of the Small

Presenting a series of endearingly awkward characters, 'Overlooked' weaves interlinking narratives into an uplifting and inspiring hour. Expect fun. Expect silliness. Expect heart. Lizzy's previous shows have received 4 and 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Argus Angel Award for Excellence at Brighton Fringe 2012... 

Storm In A Teacup

Storm In A Teacup

On a rainy day in 1994, Guy Plinge splits his life in two when he drops a teacup. His potential futures are examined in this satirical look at the fickle world of art. 

Crimplene Millionaire

Crimplene Millionaire

White Dog Poo! Angel Delight! Chicken In A Basket! Orville The Duck! All of this - and much, much more. You are invited to play the Crimplene Millionaire board game; with a roll of the dice your host, the crimplene-clad light-entertainer Derek Daniels, rolls back the years to a world of 70s glitz and razzmatazz... 

Away From Home

Away From Home

Barker is waiting. They’ll come. They need what he knows. Tense, humorous, psychological drama by award-winning writer David Ian Neville - Fringe First: Exile - ‘writing of the highest order’ (Herald), ‘very moving’ (Observer), ‘magnificent’ (Scotsman)... 

Romeo/Juliet

Romeo/Juliet

Rarely has there been a version of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. With dance and modern music Romeo/Juliet proves that Shakespeare can be updated and adapted until kingdom come... 

Sex With Animals

Sex With Animals

The top deck of a disused city bus late on a Tuesday night is not where you might expect to find one of the most thoughtful shows I have seen at the Fringe so far, especially considering it's entitled Sex With Animals... 

Bits & Box

Bits & Box

String, Styrofoam, and a very large cardboard box – this is a show like no other. An original production devised and performed by ‘AndOn Theatre’s Joshua Mathieson and Ray Hunwicks, 'Bits and Box' lifts the lid on two young men’s vivacious imaginations as they while away the hours together by playing make-believe with no more than what the show’s title dictates...