Ensonglopedia of Animals

Ensonglopedia of Animals

Did you know that you share 50% DNA with the humble banana? Unicorns do exist (well, kind of) in the shape of the narwhal and that the Portuguese man o' war is not one creature but actually several, working together in perfect unison to make a colonial organism?These, and a truck-load of other fascinating facts about the critters with which we share our world, are enthusiastically imparted by John Hinton in his hour-long Ensonglopedia of Animals... 

This Boy Tom

This Boy Tom

An original musical about school bullying with only children in the cast might not seem a first choice for top Fringe viewing, but it absolutely is. The production buzzes with energy from beginning to end, the show oozes talent from the young cast, the music is original and the choreography is tight... 

Sound of Music

Sound of Music

Join us in the Victorian setting of Brighton's Old Courtroom for a special screening of this classic film. Come along and sing your heart out to all your favourite songs with host Stephanie von Glitz... 

BOY

BOY

There is a bit of a buzz around BOY. It was first performed as an interactive Theatre-In-Education piece for schools and colleges; now it is a show for adults, and there is even talk of it becoming a musical... 

Rocky Horror

Rocky Horror

Rocky Horror, a timeless cult classic. It didn’t take long to get into the spirit of the film after being welcomed by a number of the cast at the door clad with fishnets and feather-boas pushing you towards the snacks and drinks... 

Cissie & Ada

Cissie & Ada

'Cissie and Ada', the immortal comic characters created by the late great Les Dawson, aided and abetted by Roy Barraclough come, for the first time, to Brighton Fringe in this hilarious adaptation and re-enactment... 

Moana

Moana

Join us in our big-screen theatre for a screening of Disney's popular 'Moana'. A unique opportunity to view this uplifting family film in the Victorian surroundings of Brighton's Old Courtroom... 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

Caspar returns to Brighton to perform more new and classic (invented by some of the greatest magicians of the last 120 years) stand-up, interactive, before your very eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism! No suspicious looking boxes... 

Golden Girls

Golden Girls

Catch-up with Beatrice, Betty, Rue and Estelle as you’ve never seen them before, in the highlights of the iconic 80s sitcom The Golden Girls. 

Yorkshire Napolitano

Yorkshire Napolitano

Blue seas, clear sands and a shop overlooking the bay. From the heart of Naples to the coasts of Yorkshire, follow Antonio DeSiano as he tries to find his way back home. A one-man show based on a true story. 

We Are The Lions Mr Manager

We Are The Lions Mr Manager

Monday 23rd August 1976. The UK is in the grip of a heatwave. Whilst the management bully at the Grunwick Film Processing Plant sings and cavorts to Mungo Jerry’s In The Summertime, Jayaben Desai and her colleagues are forced to work in the factory basement where there are no windows or air conditioning... 

Making the Most of the Edinburgh Fringe

Making the Most of the Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts media and arts professionals from all over the globe. If you’re bringing a show to Edinburgh, don’t miss this chance to meet with Fringe Society staff who can help advise on getting it noticed... 

Grease

Grease

Come and sing your heart out in this special viewing of the classic film, 'Grease!' Join our guest host, Stephanie von Glitz, in the unique setting of Brighton's Old Courtroom, as she leads the singing in this musical sensation... 

Honey

Honey

Honey is an intimate story that intricately weaves together the lives of a young man with autism, his mother, her tattoo artist sister, and those that want to love them. This is not so much a story of those at war, but of the break down of community and those trying to find their own peace... 

Excess Baggage

Excess Baggage

Resound are The 'Soundtrek' boys and this year they are on tour. Last year they sung you through ten countries around the world in eight different languages, this year you are invited to join them as they set off together on tour... 

WATCHING, Ceci n'est pas de Deux

WATCHING, Ceci n'est pas de Deux

"Dutch Season Stand-out Show" (The Argus) A solo-duet created and performed by Flying Solo and Amsterdam Fringe award-winner Ester Natzijl. A mesmerising mix of puppetry, theatre and dance that provides different views of what a relationship can be... 

Isadora: I Dance What I Am

Isadora: I Dance What I Am

Passionate and unconventional, Isadora Duncan revolutionised the dance world and is known as "the mother of modern dance". Once described as "the most famous American in Europe", she dedicated her life to raising the importance of dance as an art form and her inspirational philosophy on dance still delivers a powerful message today... 

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Don't miss a unique opportunity to see a screening of this cult classic in the Victorian surroundings of Brighton's Old Courtroom. Followed by an audience Q&A with Shirley Jaffe, who featured in the film, and her husband Tony who's house was used for an iconic scene in this Stanley Kubrick classic. 

The Kurious Kabinet of Dr Katterfelto

The Kurious Kabinet of Dr Katterfelto

Two centuries ago the showman, scientist and charlatan 'Doctor' 'Professor' 'Colonel' Gustavus Katterfelto, claimed inventor of the 'solar' microscope and the aerostat was renowned for his proetic, stenographic, balensical and caprimantic delights... 

In the Fuehrer's Face

In the Fuehrer's Face

One-woman cabaret mix of the comic and the surreal, the poignant and the very dark... Spend 60 minutes with award-winning performer Patricia Hartshorne - and Adolf Hitler! Who did get in the Fuehrer's face? Who got up his nose? Who gave him one in the eye? Discover Donald Duck's musical send-up of the Third Reich, the heroics of a Yorkshire housewife and the duplicity of a dead Welshman... 

Smoothies, Salads and Sorbets

Smoothies, Salads and Sorbets

Kick start your summer with Dev's fast and easy healthy recipes. Cooking workshop to taste and try out delicious dishes with a difference. 

Ensonglopedia of Science

Ensonglopedia of Science

A song about science for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs, cells and plenty more. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme. This is the brand-new show by John Hinton, writer and performer of the multi-award-winning 'Scientrilogy of Musical Comedies' about Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie... 

Harp, Guitar and Poetry

Harp, Guitar and Poetry

Welcome to the most fascinating compilation of 2017. Magdalena Reising is an international artist, singer and composer. She plays harp and is currently working on the Queen Elizabeth on her second cruise around the world... 

Sing-a-long Rocky Horror

Sing-a-long Rocky Horror

Lets do the Time Warp again! Join in with this cult classic in our big screen auditorium and don't forget the rice and newspapers. Fishnets at the ready...  

Making the Most of the Edinburgh Fringe

Making the Most of the Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts media and arts professionals from all over the globe. If you’re bringing a show to Edinburgh, don’t miss this event where our expert panel will give you their top tips on getting it noticed... 

Sing-a-long Mamma Mia

Sing-a-long Mamma Mia

Come and sing your heart out in this special viewing of the west-end hit turn film. Greek style mezze included in the ticket price. Prizes for fancy dress. Rating PG. 

Prelude to a Coat

Prelude to a Coat

"Elisabeth left me a note in her coat - I met her shortly after her death." In her first solo show ‘Prelude to a Coat’, Stefanie Mueller (Associate Director, Hoipolloi) investigates and dissects the choices we make and how these are often provoked by seemingly insignificant events that only in hindsight reveal their importance... 

Frozen Sing-a-long

Frozen Sing-a-long

Come and sing along to this Disney blockbuster at our big screen, child-friendly auditorium in the heart of Brighton. Free hot drinks for adults included in the ticket price! Prizes for those in fancy dress... 

Muofhe, African Love Story

Muofhe, African Love Story

After Muofhe’s thriving musical career in her region in the northern province of Venda in south Africa, she has decided it's time to introduce her African rhythms to the rest of Africa and the World... 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

Following successful runs at Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016, Caspar returns to Brighton to perform more close-up, interactive, before-your-very-eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism... 

Soundtrek

Soundtrek

Resound is a group of 18 male voices. We invite you on a choral journey around the world in various languages and at different temperatures. You’ll be delighted by the humour to be found in England, frozen in Canada, dance your way through Argentina, and find out what Staffan is doing in Sweden... 

According to Angelica

According to Angelica

This play takes a fresh look at Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet from the Nurse's point of view, and how she became Juliet's nurse. In doing so it gives an account of the nurse's history and introduces a surprising twist interpretation of this British classic. 

Roll Over Atlantic

Roll Over Atlantic

Join award-winning Caribbean-British poet John Agard in this quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World Enterprise of Christopher Columbus, on a voyage in verse performed against an evocative soundscape ... 

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi

Pianist, rapper and producer Mrisi has performed at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and all over the UK, supporting the likes of Omar, Prince Fatty and Rizzle Kicks. He will be performing his unique mix of hip hop, jazz, African, reggae and other genres, followed by the Caribbean family feature film 'Sally's Way'. 

Winnie-the-Pooh and You

Winnie-the-Pooh and You

If you have known Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and all their forest friends, David Benedictus, who wrote the only officially sanctioned sequel to A.A.Milne's original, will be there to introduce you to the new character in the forest and to read you new stories... 

Name Dropping

Name Dropping

David Benedictus sipped champagne at 2am while sitting on Joanna Lumley's bed. He was meant to marry Princess Margaret. He chatted to Yehudi Menuhin who was in his underpants and upside down at the time... 

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Gavin Henderson regales first hand hilarious stories of the many conductors he has worked with: Stokowski, Otto Klemperer, Giulini, Svetlanov, Barbirolli, Sargent and Rattle amongst them. 

Poetry and Music

Poetry and Music

Poet Charles Antony is well known in Sussex for his performances which bring his poetic stories to life. Sometimes humorous, witty and philosophical, Charles has published three volumes of these poems... 

Come to the Music Hall

Come to the Music Hall

The Victorian Music Hall, vulgar, jingoistic, patriotic, slightly naughty to downright rude, with a mix of songs still sung and loved today. Starting from the Bawdy Music Hall of the early 1800s to the slightly more strict Victorian era... 

A Clockwork Orange: Viddy & Talk

A Clockwork Orange: Viddy & Talk

A special screening of the 1971 Kubrick classic, A Clockwork Orange. The cult film will be screened in full, followed by a short talk from Tony and Shirley Jaffe, owners of Skybreak, the iconic house that featured in the film... 

Swingerella's Wrecking Ball World Tour 2015

Swingerella's Wrecking Ball World Tour 2015

Swingerella, goddess of fabulousness, used to be Cinderella - until her prince charming got her self-harming. Join in her quest for world domination as she eats cake, smashes pigs and flashes her corset with her burlesque freaks. 

South African Traditional Healers: The Way We Heal

South African Traditional Healers: The Way We Heal

The Way We Heal is a play about a process of self realization and African spiritualism. Learn about the new age roothealers and their unique ability to interpret universal information and give soul guidance. 

The Kilted Tommy

The Kilted Tommy

Come and hear the personal story of an ordinary Englishman, a Lancashire lad who went to war with a swing in his step. He was a volunteer posted to a Scottish Regiment, the Seaforth Highlanders, becoming one of many Englishmen who fought in kilts for their country... 

Why So Serious?

Why So Serious?

A unique and memorable musical experience, bringing a seamless link between classical, pop, folk and film music. Essens:1 is a duo with Ian Peaston on electric violin and Per Johansson on electric clarinet... 

African Drumming

African Drumming

Using music, rhythms and fun as our trademark, performers will guide each member of a team to participate to their full musical potential, inspiring and motivating the group to work together and to ultimately achieve a common goal... 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

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. There’s plenty for adults to enjoy and the kids have a really good laugh, egging Tim on to ever greater heights of silliness! Audience participation and hilarity guaranteed... 

Dear Tim: Echoes of Death Row

Dear Tim: Echoes of Death Row

Swithin Fry dramatically tells the story of his visit to a draughty Death Row cell block in Ohio to meet inmate A328139, his penpal Tim Coleman; and how that meeting led him to uncover a maze of legal catch-22s in Tim’s bid for a retrial... 

Caspar Thomas Magic & Mentalism

Caspar Thomas Magic & Mentalism

(Jerry Sadowitz) "Caspar's sleight of hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen anywhere, and never attempted by the current generation of magicians. Phenomenal!" 

Sensational Singing From the Big Smoke

Sensational Singing From the Big Smoke

Since 2007, award-winning a cappella sensation In the Smoke has been bringing the cream of London’s vocal talent to audiences across the UK. Made up of connoisseurs of pop, opera, choral music, madrigals and folk, and with former members of Out of the Blue, Fitz Barbershop and others, we’re lucky to have a unique versatility... 

United We Stand: The Story of the Shrewsbury 24

United We Stand: The Story of the Shrewsbury 24

A hard­hitting, powerful, entertaining drama about the 1972 National Builders' Strike and the trial of the Shrewsbury Pickets. Des Warren and picket-turned-actor, Ricky Tomlinson ('The Royle Family')... 

South African Voices

South African Voices

Africa Entsha’s performance style comes from the South African a capella gospel tradition. At the heart of their shows are Zulu songs, full of rhythm, style and spirit. With their unique all singing, all dancing performances the quartet completely captivate... 

The Reincarnation of Trim Tab Jim

The Reincarnation of Trim Tab Jim

A rock opera set in Death’s waiting room. An unnamed protagonist is mugged and left for dead in the street. While his fate is being ‘processed’, the Angel of Death helps him realise that his legacy leaves a little to be desired... 

Dead in the Water: A Musical Tragicomedy

Dead in the Water: A Musical Tragicomedy

This is one of the oddest true stories you will ever hear. A musical re-enactment of a wartime deal between an Army General and a Welsh tramp. One of them (you can guess who) becomes ‘dead in the water’, gaining a title and expensive headstone in the process... 

What if Women Ruled the World...

What if Women Ruled the World...

A co-hosted event between the Institute of Development Studies and Pathways of Women’s Empowerment (an international research and communications programme), What if Women Ruled the World? brings together a panel of experts with members of the general public to discuss the idea of women in power... 

FishHead

FishHead

Don’t let the title put you off. This is not a show about fish guts or an upside mermaid but an absolutely charming tale of friendship through adversity and using nothing but a couple of perspex boxes as its set, truly was a triumph... 

Half a Cod a Day

Half a Cod a Day

Produced and presented casually with a simple setting, this agitprop community play about fishing laws is one of the first times I’ve heard a coherent argument against EU legislation... 

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

The most striking thing about the (almost-entirely) one-man show Relativitively Speaking is that apparently the German accent is still supposed to be funny. Considering the landscape of international politics and xenophobia, I’m surprised that a joke made based on the word ‘sheet’ is really still part of the currency of ’joke’... 

Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra Live

Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra Live

A recital of favourites of the 'Palm Court Era' performed by Aspidistra, praised for its lively interpretation of the music that so delighted our (great) grandparents. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

3 Actors… One hour… Denmark will never be the same… The tragedy of Hamlet as you have never seen it before. Premièring in 2014, a brand new look at Shakespeare's tragic tale of revenge, ambition and majesty the tragedy of Hamlet the Prince of Denmark... 

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking (Junior Edition)

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking (Junior Edition)

Join the genius behind the übercoolest moustache in science for a joke and song-filled lecture like none you've ever seen. Albert, with his wives and mum on piano, and guest rapper MC Squared, quantum leaps us through two world wars & two far-out theories via the wurst sausage joke ever... 

Close Distance

Close Distance

An engaging, acrobatic and thought-provoking show exploring our relationships with our neighbours; it revolves around the lives of four people, brought together by where they live. An explosive, helter-skelter ride of dance and impressive contact work, speech and visual projections that will grip you, tickle you, pull on your heartstrings and make you ponder on your own life... 

Bonny Boys are Few

Bonny Boys are Few

Bonny Boys are Few is a multimedia storytelling performance of wonderful depth and colour. Featuring live music, a video backdrop and minimal staging, two tales set in contrasting timelines intertwine until they culminate in one direction at the end of time... 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

The Tim Bat Trick Show

Gentleman Juggler Tim Bat clowns his whimsical way through an impressive repertoire of amazing tricks, with aplomb. But when the props get the upper hand, frantic hilarity ensues. There’s plenty for adults to enjoy and the kids have a really good laugh, egging Tim on to ever greater heights of silliness! Audience participation and hilarity guaranteed... 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

The Tim Bat Trick Show

A fast, funny and exciting show for children of all ages. Perrier Award-winning gentleman juggler Tim performs quirky comedy and skilful trickery with aplomb. Audience participation and hilarity guaranteed! 'Brilliantly inventive and amusing’ (Cosmopolitan). 

Sell Your Show on the Fringe

Sell Your Show on the Fringe

Whether you are preparing for Edinburgh or performing in Brighton, our expert panel is here to help you get your show noticed by media and arts industry professionals. Join us for the panel and afterwards to meet Fringe Society staff who can talk through any aspect of bringing your show to Edinburgh... 

Ma Beth

Ma Beth

Gangland London 1961: “King” Duncan's attempt to expand his influence by buying The Cawdor Arms has ended in near-disaster. His lieutenant, Paddy, has been killed in an attack by the local gangs and the pub would have been lost had Paddy’s wife, Beth, not managed to rally the boys... 

Hamlet

Hamlet

This production of Hamlet is greatly abridged in order to fit Shakespeare’s longest play into a seventy-five minute slot. Although this shows in one or two places, such as Hamlet’s trip to England which lasts only about one minute, it means that the story moves rapidly, with barely a moment’s pause...