A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

Kate Stokes and Claudia Summers have their finger on the pulse with this delightful double bill of comedy plays, interspersed with a few shorter sketches. A modern re-working of the ancient myths of Narcissus and Echo, they skewer our contemporary obsession with celebrity and consumerism... 

She Wolf

She Wolf

Queen Margaret of Anjou is back from the dead and she is angry. 'Sooo angry.' Specifically with that ‘white dude’ Shakespeare for portraying her (‘non-consensually’) in the history plays Henry VI, Part 1–3, and Richard III as so evil that she makes Lady Macbeth look like a kitten... 

Passing On

Passing On

With a plotline exploring important topics like same-sex parenting, surrogacy and genetic history I had high hopes for Passing On. Unfortunately, these were not met, and I was disappointed by this production... 

Painted Love

Painted Love

With Marc Almond as your spiritual guide, what could possibly go wrong? From the team that brought you 'Get Fit With Bruce Willis', 'Painted Love' follows a washed up singer-songwriter as he tries to summon up the spirit of Marc Almond to resurrect his career... 

Antling

Antling

What happens when a forty something single woman rediscovers her childhood crush on an 80s pop icon? A liberation from pissed-off boredom and an awakening of sexual fantasies. Sometimes fierce, sometimes sad but all encased with a feisty sense of humour. 

MoMent-Us!

MoMent-Us!

The world's only motivational mind-reader returns to Brighton Fringe, but this year, it's momentous! Dangerous stunts and death-defying spectacles performed for your entertainment, Phil attempts to stay 'in the moment', and read your mind to avoid career-ending injuries, or even death! If that wasn’t enough, Phil will also be teaching you how to overcome your self-limiting beliefs, achieve your goals in life, and push through your sticking points... 

Pronoun by Evan Placey

Pronoun by Evan Placey

"I showered. And then the mirror was just there. Suddenly there. Only it had always been there, but I’d, somehow, I’d managed to never look. To never really look." Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts... 

Equity: Fighting for a Fair Fringe

Equity: Fighting for a Fair Fringe

Fringe theatre can be some of the most exciting and rewarding work out there, but all too often it’s unpaid and can price ordinary people out of the industry. Equity’s 'Professionally Made Professionally Paid' campaign has brought over £3million in wages to fringe performers... 

The Silent House

The Silent House

Benjamin and Shiva have lived in a refugee camp for two years whilst they work towards completing their citizenship applications. They're very friendly and intimate, but there is something between them that gradually changes the shape of their relationship... 

Live Music in Theatre: Creating and Playing Music for a Theatre Piece

Live Music in Theatre: Creating and Playing Music for a Theatre Piece

How can we enhance the impact of a theatre play with live music? An interactive workshop where participants are welcome to bring their own compositions to play or improvise. Guillermo Celano is a composer and improvisor who won the North Sea Jazz Composition Award 2013; Iman Spaargaren is a multi reed player and composer... 

My Father Held A Gun

My Father Held A Gun

A stunningly simple yet immersing and thoughtful performance, My Father Held a Gun attempts to answer the question: Why do men go to war?Storytelling duo Israeli Raphael Rodan and Iranian Sahand Sahebdivani have some very insightful takes on this question... 

Autobiographical Storytelling: A Performance Art Form

Autobiographical Storytelling: A Performance Art Form

A playful and dynamic workshop that starts by provoking a memory from your life. Then, using simple storytelling techniques, witness your memory grow into a meaningful and engaging story... 

Hopeless

Hopeless

Leyla Josephine is hopeless. She’s had enough. She's been staying in bed all day, refusing to watch the news, eating full Viennettas at 1pm. She’s been struggling through these difficult times... 

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

Laying your hands on a cult classic is a daunting task, especially when you are dealing with HP Lovecraft’s much loved gothic fiction. Best known for his unpronounceable Cthulhu mythos, HP Lovecraft also wrote a number of other short stories, one of which is brought to life by The Other Realm Theatre Company... 

Waiting for Gandalf

Waiting for Gandalf

This isn’t the gentle comedy romp through the Lord of the Rings that many may believe from the title. Presented by the Brighton based charity, Mankind, Waiting for Gandalf is a powerful performance about the burdens that some of us carry... 

The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away by Cole Moreton

The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away by Cole Moreton

"Make a fist with your hand and place it roughly where you think your heart should be," Cole Moreton instructs us at the start of his set, The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away... 

Stick Some Shoes On

Stick Some Shoes On

From our first dates, sexual frustration, sexual tension, Tinder, insecurities, boredom, to marriage. We’ve all gone through it, but do we ever come out of it? Did we really marry our soulmate? Join us for a hilarious, fast-paced, poignant hour following a set of characters facing the joys and challenges of being in and out of love in your 30s. 

Just Don’t Do It

Just Don’t Do It

'I’m frightened', my proudly-feminist husband says while reading a Google-searched summary of Just Don’t Do It as we sit waiting for the start of the show. 'What of?' I query... 

Between You & Me

Between You & Me

This Brighton-based forum theatre company produce thought-provoking performances 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... 

The Laurel & Hardy Cabaret

The Laurel & Hardy Cabaret

The award-winning Lucky Dog have been playing their successful biopic 'Hats Off to Laurel & Hardy' since 2013. This, however, is a bumper package of Stan and Ollie’s routines and songs from stage, screen, and record which you won’t find elsewhere... 

Barbecue: The Musical

Barbecue: The Musical

Britain is on the brink of nuclear war - how would you spend what might be your last afternoon on Earth? Somewhere in middle-class suburbia, a small group has decided to press on with their plans of a traditional British barbecue in the back garden... 

The Spark Factory

The Spark Factory

One of a series of seven one-night-stands of experimental theatre, How Disabled Are You? is curated by theatre co-operative Spun Glass Theatre under the heading of The Spark Factory... 

Steve Lee Performs an Indecent Act

Steve Lee Performs an Indecent Act

If you missed Steve’s Fringe debut ‘Sit Down Stand Up’ last year, you now have the opportunity of missing this brand new show as well! Tales of a life well-lived with possible nudity, naughty words, and live music... 

Dave Benson Phillips: Christ, I Thought He Was Dead!

Dave Benson Phillips: Christ, I Thought He Was Dead!

Dave Benson Phillips used to be on children’s TV all the time. Most of us remember him from the classic show Get Your Own Back where kids could get to gunge their parents or teachers... 

The Start of Something

The Start of Something

Sweet Werks' studio is a well-suited venue for The Start of Something. It’s a very intimate space which worked well as the three characters relive a painful part of their lives... 

Tight 5 Showcase

Tight 5 Showcase

Fast-paced, club-style stand-up comedy, featuring four of the best new stand-up talents from the South East. All the acts take part in a weekly show throughout the year, where comics are forced to write five minutes of new material each week... 

SESKA: Spot the Difference!

SESKA: Spot the Difference!

SESKA performs incredibly silly magic tricks, repeats them again but with a crazy added difference... and, when you spot the difference, you win a fab prize! A party atmosphere, hilarious entertainment and a competition all in one... 

Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

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... 

Behind Our Skin

Behind Our Skin

When Camille transfers to London, she finds herself following a well-travelled road. She left her country to grow, yet her reality slowly narrows. When complications with her baby arise, she needs to engage with the society that has welcomed her... 

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. With new and established acts, and local and international performers heating up our evenings, as well as theme nights galore, 'The Sweet Release' is the perfect climax to a day of shows at Brighton Fringe... 

Mick Jagger is My Nightmare

Mick Jagger is My Nightmare

With flailing arms, grotesque faces, and a lot of sweat, Dutch performer Marius Mensink attempts to exorcise the Rolling Stones' front man out of his own body. This intense physical performance was an immediate cult hit at Cape Town Fringe... 

GROOMED

GROOMED

Three-time winner at Brighton Fringe 2016, 'GROOMED' is back, but for one night only. Three extraordinary stories: A betrayed schoolboy, a Japanese soldier and the inventor of the saxophone...