Smut Slam Cabaret: where sex and storytelling collide

Smut Slam Cabaret: where sex and storytelling collide

Smut Slam is a raucous celebration of sex in all it's glorious, awkward and heart-warming forms. Beginning in 2011, a normal Smut Slam is an open mic night with a deliciously dirty twist: those feeling brave enough in the audience are invited to divulge in the telling of a personal sex story... 

Wacht!

Wacht!

We’ve all been to a gallery and not paid much attention to the invigilators there to watch over the gallery. They’re often quietly sat in the corner, or observing us from afar... 

Blink by Phil Porter

Blink by Phil Porter

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

Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

Taking a much loved pop culture reference point is always a sure fire way to fill seats. It also carries with it the weight of expectation and so can easily be a sure fire way to disappoint... 

Jokes And Their Relation To The Unconscious

Jokes And Their Relation To The Unconscious

Taken on a whirlwind of what it means to have desires, unconscious and conscious thoughts, Alex Sergeant performed an entertainingly educational stand-up show. Based on the theories of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, Freudian expectations were humorously established throughout... 

Hang

Hang

Set in the near future, Hang imagines a world where the death penalty has returned and, with a sinister game-show-like feel to it, the victim determines the fate of the offender. This production, by Yellow Jacket Productions, believably thrusts us into this world, but barely scratches the surface of its potential to engage and affect its audience... 

Valerio, Dervish, and Friends

Valerio, Dervish, and Friends

Valerio brings surreal stand-up with a pinch of spice, whilst Dervish brings hilarious musical and spoken word idiot genius. Add their friends too and you've got a riotously enchanting show... 

Creating a Believable Character Without the Use of Text

Creating a Believable Character Without the Use of Text

Award-winning Dutch performer Hiske Eriks presents a physical workshop in which we will search for a believable character by making small transformations. The focus will be on timing, physical transformation, and use of space... 

When Love Grows Old

When Love Grows Old

Old people, eh? A bunch of forgetful wasters who always have a hatchet to unbury or a cup of tea going cold. At least that’s what you might think if you came to see Giles Cole’s double-bill When Love Grows Old... 

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

The current situation of low and no pay in many parts of our industry is very damaging, and a hot topic for everybody whether the work is live or recorded. Funnily enough, not at all of the issues are about money... 

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... 

Longing, or Exile at Home

Longing, or Exile at Home

An Arab, a Jew, and a new immigrant take a voyage into memory, dramatising their personal stories. The daughter who returned to Berlin in her fathers’ footsteps, and now longs to go back to Israel, to where her father emigrated to save himself from the Holocaust... 

Dead Puppet Society

Dead Puppet Society

The award-winning team that brought you 'A Puppet Named Desire' and 'Puppetgeist' return with mayhem, masks, and sock monsters. Witty, weird, Wordsworth? "Beguilingly bizarre" (The Stage), "Seriously funny" ***** (Broadway Baby). 

BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt

BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt

I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d witnessed after walking out of BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt, a surreal play by Greek company THE.AM.A (Theater for People with Disabilities)... 

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

The award-winning true story of the lives of the best-loved comedy duo of all-time. Uncannily similar to Stan and Ollie, and including live and film recreations, expect to laugh your socks off before having your heart broken... 

Dignity Off

Dignity Off

Get ready to laugh at the regular comedic odd couple. Matt is 50 and well presentable with his feet firmly planted on the ground. Sunjai is 30 and far from presentable with his head way up in the clouds... 

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

The well-known children’s entertainer and TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips ('Playdays', 'Playhouse Disney', 'Fun Song Factory', 'Boj!') performs popular children's songs on his trusty guitar... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

SESKA: Fruit Salad!

SESKA: Fruit Salad!

When SESKA comes to town, kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet! This show contains magic, mayhem, and happiness! Sold out the past 3 years. Nominated Best Family Show 2015... 

Meet the Arts Industry

Meet the Arts Industry

Are you an artist or performer looking to make connections beyond Brighton Fringe? Join us for informal networking with a diverse range of arts industry professionals from around the world... 

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... 

Confidence Tricks

Confidence Tricks

Poetry show about what makes us feel confident – or not. This lyrical lecture looks at the psychology and sociology of what makes us tick and what gets us through – from kindness and creativity through to swearing and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors... 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Rakugo, a 400-year-old tradition of Japanese comic storytelling, every bit as hilarious today as it ever was - and in English! Come for an hour of laughter and leave with a piece of Japan in your heart! “A raconteur extraordinaire... 

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... 

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... 

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) 

The Glamour of Yesteryear

The Glamour of Yesteryear

Welcome to the world of Chic BonBons, an experience like no other, taking inspiration from the unique and enigmatic world of cabaret and burlesque... Parisian style! We encompass all performing arts genres but pay homage particularly to dance and an ultimate celebration of femininity. 

Caspar Thomas: Magic & Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: Magic & Mentalism

Close-up, sleight-of-hand magic and mentalism performed for the stage. Magician and comedian Jerry Sadowitz says: “Caspar’s sleight-of-hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen anywhere, and never attempted by the current generation of magicians... 

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

With a name like Confessions Of A Red-Headed Coffeeshop Girl you might expect a raw, bittersweet expose of the disappointments of a young dreamer, crushed by the tsunami of Post-Recession economics... 

How to: Rural Tour

How to: Rural Tour

The village hall, church and school are focal points for rural life and afford a familiar, informal space in which local people can enjoy the arts. Join members of the National Rural Touring Forum to learn how to tour your show to rural communities... 

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... 

A Threesome

A Threesome

A show suitable for students, the middle aged and old age pensioners - and that’s just the cast! The group looks at the humour in their age and gender differences with interruptions for satire, music, spoons, stand-up, poetry, and vaudeville... 

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

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

All The Nice Girls

All The Nice Girls

Fascinating, touching and truly enlightening, this lesbian musical romance tells the story of forgotten Variety stars Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney. Nominated for Outstanding Local Talent at Brighton Fringe 2015... 

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... 

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... 

The Sweet Release

The Sweet Release

This is how your night at the Fringe ends: not with a whimper, but a bang! Join the hottest up-and-coming acts from all across Brighton Fringe for our late night revue. Check out our Twitter feed and website to find out which new Fringe acts will be at Sweet throughout the festival. 

Murder, She Didn't Write

Murder, She Didn't Write

Move over Sherlock! You become the author in this original and hilarious improvised comedy! Each night, Degrees of Error presents an unplanned, unscripted and never-before-seen murder mystery, based on your suggestions...