Goodbye Rosetta

Goodbye Rosetta

Hungry Wolf VYT return to Brighton Fringe with another original piece of cutting-edge theatre. Keisha and Mo are foster sisters, they are also the misfits. When Mo’s depression makes the ground give way from under her, Keisha struggles to understand the illness that seems to be devastating the lives of the people she loves... 

John Osborne: John Peel's Shed and Other Stories

John Osborne: John Peel's Shed and Other Stories

Writer and storyteller John Osborne is back with a trio of shows across the final weekend of the Fringe. Friday 1 June - 'John Peel’s Shed'. A show about a box of records that once belonged to Radio 1 DJ John Peel... 

Bon Ami

Bon Ami

We are more connected than ever but are we feeling more alone? Social isolation, living alone and loneliness equals a 30% higher risk of early death. All In Theatre use their unique style of clowning and physical comedy to tell a story about the importance of friendship... 

Dancing with The Star! Movin' with Melvin!

Dancing with The Star! Movin' with Melvin!

Tap into health! Legendary Song and Dance Man, Movin' Melvin Brown brings health and happiness to Brighton. An interactive tap dance and workout workshop, fun for all ages and levels... 

Hamlet?

Hamlet?

Probably William Shakespeare’s most famous play and possibly his greatest, Hamlet has long been a target for comedy. Tom Stoppard’s 15 Minute Hamlet (1976) set the bar rather high on that score... 

Tape

Tape

Two women are on stage, their mouths are taped shut with broad, black gaffer tape. They are, literally, silenced. This is the opening, and very effective, metaphor for the kind of depressive mental illness they are exploring in Tape, a multimedia show devised by the performers Michelle Barrington and Eleanore Frances... 

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

Award-winning improvisers, The Maydays, present 'Happily Never After'; a twisted musical tale inspired by Tim Burton and The Brothers Grimm. Starting with your suggestion, The Maydays weave a fantastical tale, dripping with black comedy, gut-clenchingly playful characters and haunting live music that’s different every time... 

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

Mumblecrust Theatre return with their Brighton Fringe 2017 double award-winning show! Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory, a hideous creature awakens. A deadly cockatrice is born! Bold knights flee in terror... 

Bus Boy

Bus Boy

Set on an island best known for its adorable marsupial inhabitants, Bus Boy is a sweet play about two very different people becoming friends. Jerry is on a holiday to Rottness Island with her partner... 

Mother Goose

Mother Goose

A family pantomime that looks at the world today and encourages the audience to consider how we can all help improve it. Vanity has just been elected President of Pantoland and is on a mission to make it great again, by whatever foul means possible; but standing between him and glory is Mother Goose... 

Space Doctor

Space Doctor

Have you ever turned up at a party to find yourself surrounded by people you didn’t know who all seemed to be united by an in-joke you didn’t get? That was my Space Doctor experience... 

A Serious Play About World War II

A Serious Play About World War II

Winner Vault Festival Comedy Award 2017 Winner of the IYAF: Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy Award in 2017 After the success of their five-star, award-winning farce 'The Starship Osiris', Willis & Vere have surprised critics by turning their back on comedy to adapt the memoirs of a Holocaust survivor... 

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling is a new adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale about the cygnet born into a duck's nest who is mercilessly teased by his siblings, and then begins his journey towards self-discovery... 

The Handsome Weeping Boys & Friends

The Handsome Weeping Boys & Friends

Fired in the kiln of the Free Association's long-form improv training, this band of reprobates have become regulars on the London improv circuit and have been 3-time champions at the FA's 'Cage Match' improv team battle... 

A Puppet Named Desire

A Puppet Named Desire

Puppets hunting passion... the hard way! Stickyback return after a sell out run at the Camden Fringe with another slice of "beguilingly bizarre" (The Stage) puppet orientated sketch fun... 

10 Steps To Happiness

10 Steps To Happiness

The majority of us can probably admit to turning to Google to answer life’s more trivial questions from time to time. This is exactly what Yvette May found herself doing when she came to the realisation that although happiness is a seemingly uncomplicated emotion, very few of the people around her had managed to find it... 

Baba Brinkman: Darwinizm

Baba Brinkman: Darwinizm

Baba Brinkman’s unique “peer reviewed rap” combines comedy, science, and hip-hop in a live show that the New York Times calls “astonishing and brilliant”. In Darwinizm Baba reveals the hidden forces that shape us, from DNA to digital memes. 

Tom and Bunny Save the World: The Musical

Tom and Bunny Save the World: The Musical

Tom and Bunny Save the World is a folk musical. A folk musical, but with zombies. Think Once and Shaun of the Dead. We follow, or rather, chase after, the tough and independent Bunny as she, the anxious, wimpy Tom and their gaggle of eccentric friends try to travel up north from London to lovely Yorkshire in the middle of a zombie apocolypse... 

Passionate Machine

Passionate Machine

Remember P.E. kit Cancel Free Trial Don’t forget to call mum Everyone writes instructions to their future selves. But what happens if the future starts writing back? Rosy Carrick is about to find out... 

Brainville at Night

Brainville at Night

A stylish adventure into the film noir-ish world of Ingrid's memories and imagination. So what if the doctors tell her she lacks insight and the ability to empathise? Labels like "front-temporal dementia" never meant anything to her anyway... 

Clean Mean Eating Machine

Clean Mean Eating Machine

Yes, I’m a millennial. Yesterday I was in Shoreditch and had a charcoal and coconut soft serve presented in an Instagrammable black cone. I’ve waited over an hour for brunch at a hot spot in NYC’s East Village... 

Tom and Bunny Save the World

Tom and Bunny Save the World

As 2018 falls to a zombie apocalypse, Tom and Bunny begin their perilous journey to Yorkshire in a quest for sanctuary and a proper cup of tea. From the creators of the award-winning sell-out hit, 'Buzz: A New Musical', comes a gender-stereotype destroying, black and bloody comedy with a live folk soundtrack... 

Police Cops In Space

Police Cops In Space

Forget Spaceballs, there is a new sci-fi comedy champion in town. This sold-out show from lauded comedy trio The Pretend Men, explodes onto the stage and doesn’t slow down until the final moment... 

A Berlin Kabaret!

A Berlin Kabaret!

Brighton Fringe winner of Best Cabaret and Argus Angel awards, 'A Berlin Kabaret' returns! Lady Gaga meets Brecht in this walk on the wild side of the 20th century avant-garde. A vibrant presentation of lyrical anti-war songs reflecting on the current refugee crisis, fragmentation of society, in the search for sanctuary and solidarity... 

La Niña Barro

La Niña Barro

A devised piece based on a collection of poems by Spanish writer Marta Massé, about a girl made of clay. In this intimate, meditative, and lyrical experience, the audience is invited to follow the Clay Girl's journey from her creation to achieving self-awareness, pondering about the things that shape us all as humans... 

The Maids by Jean Genet

The Maids by Jean Genet

First performed in 1947, Jean Genet’s The Maids was inspired by the true story of sisters Christine and Léa Papin, who murdered their employer and her daughter. However, this version, directed by Ben Alexander, was based on the muscular adaptation by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton where the language – vitriolic and fierce – is brought right up to date... 

Rum in the Gravy Boat

Rum in the Gravy Boat

A play about mental health and growing up with an alcohol-dependent mother. Admittedly, a fairly hard sell for a Friday afternoon. For just 55 minutes, Rum in the Gravy Boat packs a lot in - actor Leigh Johnstone's whole childhood, to be exact... 

A Pocketful of Dreams

A Pocketful of Dreams

A selection of stories and short plays created by Varndean College BTEC Performing Arts students. Honest, provocative theatre exploring how we might look to the past with an eye on the future... 

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

An anonymous man and woman, confined in a space, are trying to pin down the facts. Any facts. Hurried along by a relentless modern world, stricken by disasters, how do we know where to focus? How do we know what’s true? With the facts lying shredded on the ground, this darkly comic show shines a light on our confusion at jargon and excess in today’s complex world... 

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat

'The Owl and the Pussycat' live in a dull and dusty world, so imagine how shocked and surprised they are when a stupendous storm sweeps them out of the window, Splash!, onto an unexpected sea voyage to a curious land... 

Cry, Blueberry

Cry, Blueberry

November, 1932. Blueberry, a clown on vaudevillian Broadway, wrestles with life-long guilt, fleeing from his pain both into performance and sex. His addictive escapes have finally lost him his wife right as he loses his employment... 

1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom: Samantha Baines

1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom: Samantha Baines

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (Call the Midwife, The Crown, BBC Radio 4) returns to Brighton after a smash-hit, sell-out Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre runs and a UK tour. She's exploring the lost women of science... 

Witt 'n Camp: SWAG

Witt 'n Camp: SWAG

Following their hit, sell-out shows in Brighton and Soho, this outrageous double-act present 'SWAG' - an hour of musical comedy, character stand-up and burlesque. Don’t miss this unforgettable, award nominated duo... 

Whose Tweet Was it Anyway?

Whose Tweet Was it Anyway?

Team captains Phil Jerrod and Sean McLoughlin go head to head in the funniest twitter battle since Donald Trump vs Kim Jong Un. The only difference being that they've both got tiny red buttons which just operate a buzzer... 

Standard:Elite

Standard:Elite

There are two types of ticket. Everyone gets a Standard ticket. You have to earn an Elite ticket. Together we're going to tell a story... of a girl from Lowground spun from spider web, and a boy from Highground carved out of clouds... 

100 Ways to Tie a Shoe-Lace

100 Ways to Tie a Shoe-Lace

Cognitive dysfunction does not, perhaps, naturally strike us as a rich vein of humour. However, Forget About The Dog’s collectively-written 100 Ways To Tie A Shoe-Lace succeeds in articulating the funny side of suffering a brain insult... 

Ubu Roi

Ubu Roi

Join us on the absurdly grotesque killing spree/sex-capades of one man... A man who promises to make Poland great again! Squall + Frenzy presents a daring post-pantomime punk adaptation of this classic 1896 symbolist masterpiece by Alfred Jarry... 

The Trouble With Scott Capurro

The Trouble With Scott Capurro

Scott Capurro is one of nature’s great raconteurs. Challenging, sometimes outrageous, but intimate too and most shockingly occasionally full of doubt. In 'The Trouble With... ' Scott wrangles with rich friends, worthy yoga and the miseries of home ownership... 

Gone

Gone

A fictional fantasy about the realities of hope and survival in collaboration with Music Action International. Told with beautiful handmade puppetry and inspired by true stories of refugees, the story is interwoven with a vivid, atmospheric score by Stone Flowers... 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast!The improvised murder mystery comedy is back! Following sold-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2017/2016 and Brighton Fringe 2017/2016, 'CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation' returns to Brighton creating a 100% brand-new who-dunnit every show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience... 

The Establishment: Le Bureau De Strange

The Establishment: Le Bureau De Strange

Side-splitting, stiff upper-lipped hilarity from critically-acclaimed duo Dan Lees and Neil Frost. "This is silliness as an art form" (The Scotsman) "A fast-paced, multidimensional masterclass in comedy" (Edfest Magazine) "One of the most outrageously funny hours imaginable" (British Theatre Guide) 

Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Come and join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on an unforgettable adventure, filled with extreme silliness and unquestionable danger. Marvin the Mischievous Moose presents Captain Cauliflower with a mystical magic hat that gives him super powers... 

The RH Experience: Scribble!

The RH Experience: Scribble!

YouTube stars The RH Experience present Scribble: An hour of weird, wonderful and downright hilarious comedy, storytelling and songs, all against an ever-changing live-illustrated backdrop! Charming lo-fi visuals (from the Beano illustrator Ed Stockham) twinned with razor-sharp improvisation and character driven narratives guarantee that The RH Experience's Scribble is the perfect show for all comedy and art lovers... 

Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle

There are melodies that live in all of us. No one knows that more than Marty the puppy, whose songs and playtime with his Dad are the best part of his day. But sometimes, you have to learn how to find the music inside yourself... 

Viggo Venn: Pepito

Viggo Venn: Pepito

Nominated for Best Comedy Award (Brighton Fringe 2017) Norwegian champion of Theatresports 2015 After full runs at Edinburgh, Adelaide and Prague Fringe, award-winning Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn returns to Brighton with a better version of last year's show! If you like absurd comedy then you'll really enjoy it... 

The Late Show

The Late Show

The "slightly soiled bearpit of a show" (G Scene) returns. Join us for the best late-night entertainment every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Sundays of the Fringe. Featuring stand-up, sketch, clowns and cabaret and a range of fabulous hosts...