Dry Room

Dry Room

A cross-disciplinary piece combines dance, live music and conceptual arts. Following its premiere at the World Stage Design 2017, the show begins its UK tour. Inspired by Surrealism, Tanztheater and Psychological research, the story follows three children who try to escape from their childhood trauma by embarking on a journey of self-discovery, where they encounter many demons of the past. 

Brighton Fringe Opening Night and Fireworks at The Warren

Brighton Fringe Opening Night and Fireworks at The Warren

The launch of Brighton Fringe 2018 at The Warren. 

In the Gut

In the Gut

"A funny, tragic and ridiculous guide to baking, birthing and breaking the rules. TV chefs Judith and Marie-Chantal wow audiences with this unforgettable anti-natal banquet. 

High as Sugar

High as Sugar

Inspired by the true life of Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn, ‘High As Sugar’ is a one-person musical about a trans woman living in 1970 New York City. 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

The Brit-popera for Common People Like You. A Martian dominatrix’s mission to kidnap humans to save her species is thwarted by a barmaid and a wannabe rockstar. With a stellar 90s Britpop soundtrack, and its tongue firmly in its cheek. 

BODIED

BODIED

Forget everything you think you know about battle rap. A peek into the lives and stories of the members of a diverse, thriving sub culture. Featuring live rap battles and starring different emcees each night. 

The Gary and Robert Blues

The Gary and Robert Blues

A funny, angry and poignant story of one man using his creation of a new stand-up comedy act to find a path through his confused and damaged mind, and reconnect with the world. 

The Bump/ WE DID

The Bump/ WE DID

"The Bump: What would you choose between - a new life, or your own? 

Cathedral

Cathedral

There is a story, but we can’t remember the details. It has a figure, but its features escape us. You’re my old lover, but I can’t remember your voice. 

Becoming Esther

Becoming Esther

"“Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well.” The marriage of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes has been a taboo subject since her death in 1963. Using text directly extracted from the poets’ bank of work. 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

After a sell-out success in 2015 Witness Theatre’s provocative Julius Caesar returns to Brighton Fringe. In this contemporary interpretation Rome is a fetish club where people play for power and sex is politics... 

How I Almost Became the First Lady of the USA

How I Almost Became the First Lady of the USA

This is a true story. In the early ’90s in Chicago, I fell in love with a man who was running for president – in a dress. This man was Joan Jett Blakk, and he promised to “Lick Bush in ’92”. 

5 Guys Chillin'

5 Guys Chillin'

"The highly acclaimed graphic, gripping, funny and frank verbatim drama exposing the chill-out chem-sex scene. “Beautifully done” **** (Gay Times). “As confronting as theatre gets” **** (British Theatre)... 

Fool

Fool

He promises the earth, but only a Fool would trust the Magician. If you are desperate enough, any help is welcome, but be prepared to suffer the consequences in this macabre new adult myth complete with original music and bizarre magic. 

I Am Telling You I'm Not Going

I Am Telling You I'm Not Going

"Rosie is living in the theatre due to a case of agoraphobia. But this is the Brighton Fringe, so she has no choice but to put on a show. An inventive, laugh-out-loud character comedy show from Naomi Petersen... 

Follow Suit

Follow Suit

"A madcap frenzy of physical comedy with a political bite. In this absurd office nothing is more important than avoiding the skeletons in the stationery cupboard. Leap on the desks... 

The Best Thing

The Best Thing

It’s 1966. The record player’s on, her hair’s bobbed and eye lashes curled: for 17-year-old Susan, life is an adventure waiting to begin. But what happens next turns everything upside down, and its repercussions will last for decades to come. 

Gloriator

Gloriator

"A riotously funny show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster ‘Gladiator’. Winner - Critics Choice Award at Exeter Ignite “Hilarious” (Bridport News)... 

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

A twisted, tender comedy about dealing with your dark side. This one-woman show is a deliciously, dark tale about dysfunctional relationships, growing up and keeping your demons sweet. 

Do You Mind?

Do You Mind?

Joni has met someone special, but how can she tell him she has a long-term mental illness? And is that really the best thing to talk about on a second date? 

Magnificent Myths and Tall Tales

Magnificent Myths and Tall Tales

"An evening filled with stories, duets and short plays, reworked and retold to delight, surprise and entertain. Inspired by creation and heroic myths and urban tales. This is Varndean Studio Theatre Company’s 10th year on the Fringe... 

Buttons

Buttons

Using a mixture of live performance, storytelling, shadow puppetry and object manipulation Joni and Dana attempt to recount the story of their ‘sort of’ holiday to Auschwitz, whilst exploring the themes of memory, family and war. 

Bane 4

Bane 4

"Bane 4 follows hitman, Bruce Bane, as he attempts to erase his past and discover what went wrong. Joe Bone tells the story like a movie, to Ben Roe’s live soundtrack. Bane shows are independent stories and can be seen in any order. 

Grey Skies

Grey Skies

A contemporary drama that follows Danny and Lisa as they struggle to make ends meet. After some unexpected news, watch our story unfold as our couple are forced down a dark path. 

Bane 3

Bane 3

"Bane 3 follows hitman Bruce Bane, as he flees the city for the quiet life to no avail. Joe Bone tells the story like a movie, to Ben Roe’s live soundtrack. All the Bane shows are independent stories and can be seen in any order. 

Honey

Honey

‘Honey’ is an original piece of theatre with a set of three bee hives that transform to tell the story. Patchwork and folk music paint a landscape of the hills and those that live within them. 

Bane 2

Bane 2

"Bane 2 follows hitman Bruce Bane, as he fends off toxic monsters, old foes and inner demons. Joe Bone tells the story like a movie, to Ben Roe’s live soundtrack. All the Bane shows are independent stories and can be seen in any order. 

Bane

Bane

"Bane is the story of hitman Bruce Bane as he tries to find out who’s after him. Joe Bone tells the story like a movie, to Ben Roe’s live soundtrack. All the Bane shows are independent stories and can be seen in any order... 

And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet

And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet

Inspired by the arrest and tribunal of 24-year-old Joanne Hayes, ‘And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet’, written/performed by Caroline Burns Cooke, explores the 1984 Kerry Babies Scandal. 

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

"Ever wanted to be more than just a victim of gravity? With verbal percussion, eloquent bodies and original live music, Germany’s celebrated Port in Air takes a disturbing new look at the sublime... 

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Three sisters meet to enact Macbeth’s fate. Their twisted prophecies transform him from a war hero into a paranoid tyrant in this brutal Shakespearean Tragedy. 

A Glass of Nothing

A Glass of Nothing

A young woman’s wildest dreams of beauty, romance and soaring career success seems to come true. Until reality hits. This is a darkly comic cautionary tale about being careful of what you wish for... 

Delphine

Delphine

“Hello, my name is Delphine. My mum says it’s French chic but I like it coz my favourite animal is a Dolphin.” Delphine is 30. Until now the possibility of falling in love has only existed in her imagination. 

Hyseterical

Hyseterical

Set between a frantic advertising agency and an inpatient facility, June, a virgin clown, and her associates attempt to rebrand water, wellness, ‘madness’ and Madonna. 

Cream Pie

Cream Pie

Physical comedy, object theatre and tacky music reveal the misogyny, oppression, and just plain awful sex seen in mainstream porn today. Featuring verbatim interviews with the porn-consuming public. 

Altered Minds, Altered Realities

Altered Minds, Altered Realities

"“Heart thumping ... pulse racing ... each breath an effort ...” In a touching, funny, heart-warming story Augustus plays six extraordinary people who get on with life in a world that does not understand them... 

Boy Stroke Girl

Boy Stroke Girl

Is it possible to fall in love with someone if you don't know their gender? An unconventional love story in which Peter, a previously heterosexual young man faces a challenge to his identity. 

Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time

Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time

Captain Morgan and First Mate Hammond quest for the secrets of time-travel in a rip-roaring comedy adventure. ‘Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time’ has all the monsters, sword fights and shivered timbers you’d expect from a Hollywood blockbuster. 

Aphrodite in Flippers

Aphrodite in Flippers

Georgie’s 40th birthday. Her friends spy something strange lodged in her ear. Its discovery propels three women on a surreal, darkly comic journey through their (extra)ordinary world. 

2 Complicated

2 Complicated

"The highly acclaimed graphic, gripping, funny and frank verbatim drama exposing the chill-out chem-sex scene. “Beautifully done” **** (Gay Times). “As confronting as theatre gets” **** (British Theatre)... 

Dirt

Dirt

"Three estranged friends get back together for the funeral of a fourth. Their friend might be dead, but their friendship is still kicking. “One of the funniest actors in the country... 

Operation Love Story

Operation Love Story

Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy regains girl, and they live happily ever after. It’s a plot-line as old as the world itself but Spun Glass Theatre present a new twist on this classic trope in an anti-romantic comedy about love and loneliness in the big city... 

Stamp

Stamp

Stamp is a ridiculous, riotous ripping up of the rule book for examining gender binaries. Someone should really tell them that shows seeking to question the nature of men and women and then educate us on our own social constructs need to be a lot angrier, more self-satisfied and duller... 

Elephant Man

Elephant Man

Who is the one with social disadvantage? The severely deformed John Merrick, or the upright, conformist Doctor Treves who rescues him from a carnival freak show? Quick wit, pathos, love: what makes the man? Directed by Alison Grant. 

DOUZE

DOUZE

"In 2015 Pop Star XNTHONY and The Penny Slots were heading to Eurovision. Except they weren’t. Unphased, XNTHONY’s making (another) comeback. 

32

32

Shebang’s 32 follows the lives of lifelong friends Becky and Maisie, from their birth in Staines General Car Park, to the present day and subsequently, the age at which this show is named after... 

Hetty the King (and Other Women I have Loved)

Hetty the King (and Other Women I have Loved)

A show inspired by Hetty King (an emblematic early 20th-century drag king), which embraces the possibility of women making connections across stages, in time. 

Ghost Sex

Ghost Sex

Sally wants to know why all the men in her life keep disappearing. But what if they were never really there? A tragicomic journey through a woman’s sexual history into the deepest darkest corners of her inner psyche... 

LUNCH

LUNCH

The misery of two men working for the municipality in a town that is still using the bucket toilet system. Their conversation is inspired by fear from the government’s initiative to end the system. 

A Fete Worse Than Death

A Fete Worse Than Death

A one-woman character comedy show set in the village fête in Llanfairchwaraesboncen, Wales. Hosted by local busybody, Eirys Evans and featuring lascivious TV gardener Esme de Flange with her neatly trimmed shrubbery, expect audience participation. 

The Marked

The Marked

As a boy, Jack lived in a world of angels and demons – visible and invisible – who fed off the bravery and pain of the adults around him. Now grown, his life on the streets is less fantastical. 

El Blanco: Tales of the Mariachi

El Blanco: Tales of the Mariachi

Performer James Cairns (‘Dirt’, ‘The Three Little Pigs’, ‘The Snow Goose’) teams up with writer Gwydion Beynon (‘The Epicene Butcher’) to tell the epic, unforgettable and hilarious tale of El Blanco - The White One.