Split

Split

Walking into The Warren’s Studio 2 to the sounds of Vengaboys, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani, it was clear I was in for an hour-long nostalgia hit. Split tells the story of Charlotte and Ellie, who meet on the first day of secondary school, and shows the ups and downs of their friendship from that moment through to their Year 11 prom... 

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

An umbrella for a sword, a lamp as a tree and a wooden spoon as a nun, are just a few examples for the smart and innovative use of objects in The Tale of the Cockatrice. Mumblecrust Theatre offers a wonderful introduction to the magical world of puppets and object theatre... 

Eve's Dawning: The Story of the Last Girl

Eve's Dawning: The Story of the Last Girl

‘Eve’s Dawning’ combines storytelling, live music and animation to tell the dystopian fairy tale of Eve, the last girl in the world, as she navigates a post-apocalyptic wasteland, meeting strange characters en route... 

Guns at Lunch: This Time It's Personnel

Guns at Lunch: This Time It's Personnel

Stevenage. 1996. The premiere stationery suppliers in North Hertfordshire. A band of angry Russian cyber-mercenaries. An office party turned fight for survival. 'Guns at Lunch' is an action-packed, multi-rolling, laugh-out-loud mini-epic... 

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

What better recipe for bleary-eyed parents early on a Sunday morning, than a timeless tale of a happy couple saving their food from pesky seagulls?Young children were especially enthralled by the friendly, welcoming cast and their marvellously inventive interpretation of Rhonda and David Armitage's sweet story that has been in print for over 40 years - quite a phenomenon in children’s literature... 

purged

purged

Deeply meaningful and uncomfortably honest at times, purged presents Alex (Orla Sanders) and his desire and failure to verbally explain his mental health problems to the audience... 

Circled in The Radio Times

Circled in The Radio Times

John Osborne is a fabulous storyteller. His quintessential Englishness makes us immediately warm to him. He apologies for the stuffy, hot room and promises us that he won't go on for longer than 45 minutes, so we can all head outside into the sunshine... 

BARRERA

BARRERA

Barrera is what a clown AA meeting would look like. Two heartbroken clowns have lost their best friend – a red balloon – in a bang. Being a clown is not easy. Even when grieving, you are expected to be funny... 

The Woman Who Shed Her Skin

The Woman Who Shed Her Skin

A woman single-mindedly pursues her physical image at the expense of her inner self. When that self desperately rises up to take control, no quarter will be given. In an age of seemingly endless cosmetic obsession, ‘The Woman Who Shed Her Skin’ reveals a story of the obsessive pursuit of the unattainable: female perfection... 

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

‘Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze’ follows the story of the old man who never (hardly ever) sneezed. Featuring chocolate pudding, live music, magical mucus and ever extendable nose hairs... 

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

When Sherlock Holmes unknowingly murders his own client, the game is on to track down the criminal mastermind who did it - Holmes himself! But does Watson’s rent have anything to do with this accident? Has this case been secretly planned by a narrative genius? And could Moriarty’s hunger for new detective fiction fuel a global terror plot of unimaginable proportions? Satire maestros Tobacco Tea bring you this witty and absurd take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation for the third year running... 

Rap Guide to Consciousness

Rap Guide to Consciousness

Predicting the next big show on the Fringe circuit is a little like trying to squeeze a champagne cork back into the bottle after it’s popped. Lots of fun but completely impossible... 

Ingo's War

Ingo's War

This cosy story follows the adventures of Ingo, a dog on a mission to make his owners proud. Lost and alone, Ingo is found as a pup by Bryony (played by Sophie Hatton), who cares for him until their chaotic separation in the war... 

Dangled

Dangled

This fast-paced, sharp writing from Louis Viljoen focuses on a man’s (Rob Van Vuuren) rapid descent into madness. His feelings of belittlement and disapproval are at the forefront of his mind as he longs to be noticed by a beautiful girl, Sophie... 

Sami & Jim

Sami & Jim

Join psychic Shaman Mountain and his trusty apprentice Soil on a trans-dimensional journey in search of Soil’s lost voice. Follow the spiritualist duo as they meet demons, gods and the Galactic Janitor in the ultimate journey to enlightenment. 

Landmines

Landmines

She’s suffocating in this atmosphere of hopelessness (aren’t we all?). Everyone around her has given up trying to change things because it’s bad for their mental health, but she can’t just switch it all off... 

Jack and I: The Jack the Ripper Musical

Jack and I: The Jack the Ripper Musical

On the hottest day of the year, the Warren was worlds apart from the shady alleyways of Victorian London. But it’s amazing what a fog machine and some well-placed spotlights can do to transport you into a different era... 

The Gin Whore Tour

The Gin Whore Tour

Pardon me, but The Gin Whore Tour may have affected my ability to form coherent sentences. Alas, I must dry, I mean try! There I was, together with a handful of brave – or plain thirsty – people, sipping my way through the history of the juniper berry, and it wasn’t even 1pm... 

Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

After last year’s sell-out run, the Blues and Burlesque are back with a new show. Once again, songs and piano playing from ex-Dexys jazz reprobate Pete Saunders are upstaged superbly by the show’s extraordinary hostess Lady Beau Peep ... 

The Petting Zoo presents ZooTube

The Petting Zoo presents ZooTube

The Petting Zoo (“Improv supergroup” Time Out) presents 'ZooTube', where the good, the bad and the downright bizarre of the world of online videos is merrily ransacked to provide inspiration for hilarious scenes and sketches... 

Macbeth: A Tale of Sound and Fury

Macbeth: A Tale of Sound and Fury

A theatre company taking a reimagining of Shakespeare to a Fringe festival is like your Nan getting tipsy at Christmas. It's predictable, usually underwhelming and happens every year... 

1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox: Samantha Baines

1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox: Samantha Baines

This is a pleasant, goofy and geeky hour which largely talks about a three point plan to get one woman closer to a Cox. And yes, the Cox in question is Brain – and so it’s appropriate that it’s his song, via D:Ream, that greets the audience as they arrive... 

Under My Thumb

Under My Thumb

Six women. One prison cell. After committing crimes that didn’t conform with the dystopian and misogynistic society these women live in, they are thrown together and forced to create their own society in jail... 

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

Being inspired by fairy tales, Gothic themes and the warped imagination of Tim Burton was all-too-clear in the wide and undeniably impressive range of sketches, theatre troupe The Maydays gave... 

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Paula Valluerca, AKA Madame Señorita, (winner of Best Female Act at The London International Solo Festival) presents ‘The Expector’. Combining fear and fun, sexiness and madness, it’s a twisted exploration of stardom, divas and love... 

Wake Up & Deirdrealize

Wake Up & Deirdrealize

Deirdre Me is on a mission to show the world how awesome it is, one person at a time, starting with you. Hailing all the way from Texas-Tennessee, Deirdre is more magnanimous than Gandhi, sexier than chocolate and hotter than the sun... 

Check Out My Shirt

Check Out My Shirt

We wear the consequences of our decisions like a bad shirt. Join two performers on a journey through an unfamiliar world as they navigate what it means to be faced with life defining decisions... 

Mine

Mine

What do you do when your child has been arrested for something unspeakable? Can you still love them even if they’re a monster? This is what the unique and creative minds behind Put the Book Down theatre company asks its audience in this profound one-woman performance... 

Agamemnon

Agamemnon

To start with the positives, this was a very enthusiastic show. Lines had been learned, movements had been strictly choreographed but this was almost part of the problem. It was clear that a lot of hard work had gone into it by all those involved... 

Do You Ever...

Do You Ever...

Do you ever take, observe, choose, desire, curse, think, feel, plan what you are going to say at your sister's funeral in absolute detail? I want to know if we have anything in common! There is something, a tic that you have, that is charming or disgusting... 

Trouble with Men

Trouble with Men

Three remarkable short plays about modern male homosexuality: a farce about stereotypes and unrequited love; a drama about a date going very wrong; a transcontinental love story about a naive Brit and a closeted Syrian... 

Generation Why

Generation Why

Three performers from the UK, Italy and Spain that belong to the so called Generation Y, are confronted onstage with a simple but controversial question: what do you want for your future? This game turns into a dare, an invocation or an exorcism and a contemporary ritual where the expectations and fears of a generation are unveiled... 

Witt 'n' Camp

Witt 'n' Camp

'Witt ‘n’ Camp' brings to Brighton sixty minutes of mad vocals, dancing, joy, seduction, escapology, partial nudity and wish fulfilment. The show blends theatre, cabaret and musical comedy into one mad fun fest... 

Buzz: A New Musical

Buzz: A New Musical

Winner of the 2016 Stella Wilkie Award and the 2016 Eddies Award, BUZZ is a hilarious musical journey through the history of the vibrator and a brutally honest story of a singleton’s quest to fall back in love with herself... 

Kidocracy

Kidocracy

‘Kidocracy’ is an interactive theatre show for children aged 6+, presented by Keith Farnan ('Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow'). Appearing as his alter-ego, Brehon, an ancient Irish know-it-all, the show begins when children are told they are being given an island to rule... 

All Cashed In

All Cashed In

What happens when your life seems to mirror that of your musical hero? Greg Moncur is convinced his obsession with Johnny Cash is influencing what happens in his life. Coincidence? Or is there a master plan? Find out in this light-hearted comedy, incorporating live performance of some of Johnny Cash's greatest tracks; an original tribute to The Man in Black... 

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

“It wasn’t a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room ... ” Join this tattered troupe as Luna’s tragic tale unravels for the first time. But why tonight? A Tim Burton-esque patchwork of puppetry, poetry, movement and live music stitched together with The Human Zoo’s explosive visual imagination... 

Oyster Boy

Oyster Boy

Inspired by Tim Burton’s poem, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, Haste Theatre transport us to Coney Island where Mr Gelati (Valeria Compagnoni) and the future Mrs Gelati (Lexie McDougall) are in a whirlwind romance that takes a macabre turn... 

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

After the roaring success of JoJo Bellini’s ‘Kitchen Cabaret’ at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe in 2016, the salacious songstress brings to Brighton a brand-new, and much naughtier, cabaret performance... 

Octopus

Octopus

Intelligent, funny and thought provoking theatre at The Warren. Octopus presented shades of Hanif Kureshi’s insightful wit and sharp irony about race and “Britishness” in this refreshing and dynamic production... 

Folk It

Folk It

Singer/songwriter Sylvie Lewis curates acoustic concerts with musicians and wordsmiths from around the globe. Acts include Kathryn Williams, Michelle Stodart (The Magic Numbers), Gareth Dickson, Chris Redmond, Sean Taylor, Sharon Lewis, Crack*A*Jack Crow, and more... 

Mary and Me

Mary and Me

Hannah, a 15 year old girl, dies giving birth in a grotto. Sporting a red satchel and scrunchie, she is a girl who is struggling not only with pregnancy, but also against the prying eyes of a small rural village, the weight of her Catholic upbringing and mounting schoolwork... 

Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

Armed with an ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge, Lecoq-trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia in an explosion of Shakespeare, live music and 16-bit ridiculousness, but can Ophelia defeat the zombie hordes and save Hamlet once and for all? ‘Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC’ is a one-person, physical theatre, spoken word mix of Shakespearean tragedies and videogaming with clowning, mime, live music, retro animation and video projection, exploring mental health and our addiction to technology. 

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

“What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” Dorian Gray, young and beautiful, sinks deep into a frivolous lifestyle of selfish abandon, seemingly unchanged by corruption and untouched by age... 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught!

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught!

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage. Join Dr Zeiffal on the hunt for the hippo that can never be caught! Featuring: the Invisible Hippo Blanket, the Hippo Google Googles and a blizzard of Hippo packaging... 

Cabaret OTT (On The Tube)

Cabaret OTT (On The Tube)

Following a sell-out run and rave audience reviews for his last show, Nuno Sabroso is bringing his latest cabaret to Brighton. ‘Cabaret OTT’ follows an ordinary platform attendant on his extraordinary journey underground... 

They Built It. No One Came.

They Built It. No One Came.

Twelve years ago, Tobias and Alexander came together to form a spiritualist commune based on their shared visions of a peaceful and harmonious community... they are still awaiting their first member... 

The Late Show

The Late Show

The legendary late show returns. 

The Idiot's Guide to the World

The Idiot's Guide to the World

‘The Idiot’s Guide to the World’ is a clown show that explores a variety of physical comedy genres. Using puppetry, mime, multi-roling, bouffon and live music, we tell original stories, with humour, irony and fun... 

Tap Into Health (TIH): Movin’ With Melvin!

Tap Into Health (TIH): Movin’ With Melvin!

Here's your opportunity to dance with the Star! Legendary Movin' Melvin is bringing health and happiness to the UK with his world-touring Tap Into Health, all ages and any level! 'Light on his feet, Melvin’s upbeat persona delights his audience' ???? (Broadway Baby) 

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. Sugar’s life is unapologetic, raw and full of underground parties, unlawful indulgence, Vaseline and glitter. 

Cathedral

Cathedral

Cathedral is a midnight mass - an ode to memory and the sense of loss which carefully evokes a frozen, car-crash, state of mind. Two actualities run in tandem. A voice-over, male then female, piles up pieces of narrative that form imperfect recollections of a relationship into an overlapping collection... 

The Gary & Robert Blues

The Gary & 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. Intercut with a blues music soundtrack, this powerful show is a mix of theatre and stand-up. 

Max and Ivan: Unstoppable

Max and Ivan: Unstoppable

Fringe veterans Max and Ivan bring their show Unstoppable to The Warren for this year’s Brighton Fringe. With wrestling, pots of cream and plenty of character comedy it loosely tells the tale of how the double act met pursuing their childhood hobbies... 

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff, the Brighton based improvisation troupe, bring their show Crime and Funishment to the Fringe. The five competent performers create a new and improvised take on the classic TV detective drama every night in front of our very eyes... 

Now I'm a Big Boy!

Now I'm a Big Boy!

‘Now I’m a Big Boy!’ is written, produced and performed by young people, tackling issues of growing up and the problems surrounding sexual consent. It starts off a thought-provoking comedy, but progresses into an essential exploration on the topic of consent. 

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Two pieces of new British writing that have been produced by Bred in the Bone Theatre. Presented as a double bill, both pieces explore the relationship between text, movement and music, telling the stories of two men walking into the unknown. 

Mr Candela

Mr Candela

‘Mr Candela’ is a charming story of a misunderstood inventor and his passion for light. One fatal mistake and he is exiled from the village, forced to live alone. The village falls into darkness and is unable to return to its former joy... 

Banging Fun Stuff

Banging Fun Stuff

The Cutlery Crew wants everyone to have fun and prance joyfully about the place. But a crime has been committed and all hope rests with PC Pauline. Don’t let her gangliness fool you... 

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’. [newline] Winner - Critics Choice Award at Exeter Ignite... 

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. 

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... 

The Marlowe Papers

The Marlowe Papers

Christopher Marlowe’s alleged blasphemy makes it necessary for him to make a hasty retreat in the form of a fake death. Doomed to exile he takes on a new life as a secret agent, a James Bond of the 16th Century, and his adventures enthrall us from beginning to end... 

Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

1966. Legendary soap opera 'Sellotape Sisters' is being cancelled. With no ideas left for the final episode, the writers' raid the actors' private lives for storylines. In shock, and with the live broadcast looming, will the cast stick to the script? Find out in this outrageous, farcical new play. 

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. 

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 when he develops a passion for the sexually ambiguous 'Blue'. 

My Paper Girlfriend

My Paper Girlfriend

Animation, mime and speech come together in this neat one-man show about love at first-sight going wrong. My Paper Girlfriend details the ill-fated attempts of the hapless, romantic Wesley Griffiths falling in love and the simple life he craves is reflected in a simple, naïve plot and sparse black and white animations... 

BackStories

BackStories

A bar stool. An office chair. An apartment. Muscle memory and tension, present and past. Physical theatre meets contemporary dance in a solo performance viewed from behind. “Fitfully mysterious magic” (Keith Watson, Resolution! 2015 review). 

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... 

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” (The Sunday Times), “Thrilling lines, ringing ironies, hilarious gags ... 

Where the Urge Took us

Where the Urge Took us

Collaborative outcomes from the BA Theatre Arts at Northbrook. Performers, make-up, costume and props designers come together to tell, retell and immerse you in their stories...  

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... 

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. With song, music, jackets and a bit of comedy, it is a story intertwining family secrets with the long history of male impersonation. 

Blushed

Blushed

Loosely inspired by The Red Shoes, 'Blushed' is a compendium of bonkers and brilliant adult fairytales told through tap dance. In turns anarchic, wonderful and wonky, these episodes and stories explore adulthood, beauty, making the right decisions and the wrong.