Mannequins

Mannequins

Staged by ReACTion Youth Theatre, Mannequins was intended to explore the relationship between surveillance and the London Riots. Unfortunately, it fell short of any meaningful connection with either of these themes, or with the audience... 

Lego Dream

Lego Dream

Lorna is settling into her new life in London while Brian is enjoying a reclusive lifestyle as a night chef; between Lorna’s brave forays into various evening classes and Brian’s meticulous cleaning regime, it seems unlikely that the two should ever meet... 

The Common Land

The Common Land

The Common Land is a stark one-man show which recounts a coming of age tale set in The Fens, in language that is raw and brutish. Written and performed by the talented Joel Samuels, directed by Anthony Lau, this is a fast-paced and original story of loneliness, brutality and love rooted in what is dubbed ‘our shitty bit of England’... 

When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

When I was a young little lady, I had dreams of becoming many exciting things – most of which were fairly unattainable career paths, for example ‘the Yellow Power Ranger’ or Kiara from The Lion King 2... 

Guilt & Shame: Going Straight

Guilt & Shame: Going Straight

Orgies, murders, bank robberies and boy bands. Gay virgin Rob and unstoppable womaniser Gabe have been involved in them all. These boys really need to change their hedonistic ways so they join a strange religious cult... 

That Pair: That Night

That Pair: That Night

The comedy stylings of Kat Bond & Lorna Shaw make up this fantastic double-act who received lovely press at Edinburgh 2012 with 'Happy to Help'. Their 2013 show 'Never Liked Her Anyway' received rave reviews and had audiences dancing in the aisles – it transferred to the Soho Theatre in 2014... 

Mixed Doubles

Mixed Doubles

Since forming in 2012, the multi-award-winning sketch comedy quartet Mixed Doubles have gone from strength to strength, with a host of awards from the British press, media and sell-out runs across the capital... 

Lego Dreams

Lego Dreams

A girl and (kind of) stalker guy journey through the London transport system, love and life until a newspaper column brings them together. Expect accidents, delays and severe signal failure! Lorna is a big-city-virgin... 

Notorious

Notorious

Spanner in the Works’ production Notorious, written by Patricia Downey, is a piece that feels unfinished and cobbled together. The set-up of this two-hander explores the notoriety of six famous figures from history, considering how ‘Some people have changed the world for the better, some have left their evil mark on it... 

Kate Smurthwaite: My Professional Opinion

Kate Smurthwaite: My Professional Opinion

Kate Smurthwaite is a really likable, erudite comedian - a breath of fresh air to a comedy world saturated with ironic self-absorption and jokes about men and women’s supposedly infinite differences... 

Birthday Girls

Birthday Girls

Birthday Girls are a sketch group that leave you laughing and at times utterly confused. The critically acclaimed trio offer a range of impressions and appearances in this medley of mad dance and mockery... 

The Shallow Depths

The Shallow Depths

I was the first to ascend the steps of the Three and Ten, greeted by the sight of a flame-haired woman clad in a sky blue, draped gown - slightly reminiscent of a druid priestess contemplating sacrificing her grave-faced husband who sat at the keyboard next to her... 

McNeil & Pamphilon: Secret Holding Pattern

McNeil & Pamphilon: Secret Holding Pattern

“Hilarious” (Guardian), “Wonderfully Funny” (Time Out), “Cleverly crafted sketches that hark back to the glory days of the Two Ronnies or Morecambe and Wise” (ThreeWeeks), “Please come... 

The Beta Males

The Beta Males

The Chortle Award-nominated stars of Radio 4's 'Sketchorama' return with a fast-paced hour packed with slick sketches, loveable anti-heroes and sweetly sharp writing. Big stories. Epic adventures... 

Alexis Dubus: Cars and Girls

Alexis Dubus: Cars and Girls

Winner: Mervyn Stutter's Spirit of the Fringe Award 2013, Edinburgh Fringe. Alexis presents his first spoken word show - poetic tales of travel and heartbreak. Contains traces of UFOs, truckers, bean festivals and the Dutch... 

BS - THOUGHTS OUT LOUD!

BS - THOUGHTS OUT LOUD!

Fast-paced (at times), laborious (occasionally), well-observed (in some places), far-fetched (in others). BS hold a mirror up to society and find it rather amusing … A sketch show within a sketch show... 

Simon Feilder: All the Things I’m Not

Simon Feilder: All the Things I’m Not

Simon Feilder is a comedian. This much he is fairly sure of. However, he is not manly or grown-up or French or loads of other stuff. He'd like to work out why. Join Simon, his PowerPoint projector and over 17 jokes in a side-splitting sojourn of silliness that also may include a song... 

Love Sick

Love Sick

These two alien ambassadors have travelled millions of miles to find out if love is the drug they need to save their dying planet… but what on Earth is love? “Behind all of the buffoonery (and there's a lot) are two clear, sharp and utterly brilliant comic minds, a delight from start to finish... 

Simon Feilder: All The Things I'm Not

Simon Feilder: All The Things I'm Not

Simon Feilder is a comedian. ("Compelling to watch... unashamedly feelgood" - Chortle) This much he is fairly sure of. However, he is not manly or grown-up or French or loads of other stuff... 

An Evening with Patti DuPont

An Evening with Patti DuPont

Anna Emerson gives an entertaining performance in her latest show, An Evening with Patti DuPont. The opening scene quickly informs the audience that the show won’t be as we were led to believe... 

Lead Pencil and Friends

Lead Pencil and Friends

I left Lead Pencil and Friends still wiping tears of laughter from my cheeks. The night was made up of a series of sketches from Lead Pencil, zazU, BEAST and a bit of stand up from the wonderful Jack Rooke... 

The Open Couple

The Open Couple

Honesty and openness are the keys to a successful marriage – aren’t they? This white-knuckle farce rips into the catastrophic consequences of one infidelity too many. A world made by men for men? Not anymore if she has her way! Sex, politics, love and marriage – light the blue touch paper and retire immediately. 

Infection

Infection

Zombie theatre. Yes, you read correctly.Now this is a genre that is not only untapped, but in my opinion, horrifically neglected. Why would one not want to see Dawn of the Dead, Braindead, Evil Dead or even World War Z on stage?Clearly this is something Bath Street Productions feel as well and the result is Infection, a simply staged theatre that attempts to end this indecent trend... 

A Still Life

A Still Life

Awaking in a mental hospital with no idea who she is, Jude begins a comic odyssey into the obscure, where reason is treason, sanity is a sickness and the only truth is that everything is a lie... 

BEASTS: Solo

BEASTS: Solo

Critically acclaimed sketch group BEASTS return to Brighton with a brand-new show. Owen wants to do something meaningful. James wants to entertain. Ciarán just wants there to be dancing girls and explosions... 

Robin Ince's Dirty Book Club

Robin Ince's Dirty Book Club

Clutching a handful of books, Robin Ince takes to the stage to welcome the audience into his world of lurid literature from across the ages. With this Fringe special edition of his regular show, Ince guides us through a panoply of sexual fantasies, giant crabs, eighties pop stars, stiffening nipples and quivering lengths; accompanied by anecdotes of his encounters with gargantuan actors, particle physicists and wizards... 

Kitten Killers

Kitten Killers

Kitten Killers are an all-female comedy sketch group and flagrant abusers of all things cute and fluffy. An evening of sketches, songs and inappropriate mime. Here kitty, kitty. **** (Female Arts) **** (Fourthwall Magazine) **** (Reading Post) “It’s undeniable that the Kitten Killers have talent” (Remote Goat) “Will make you laugh until your sides hurt” (Everything Theatre) 

Rock and a Hard Place

Rock and a Hard Place

Meet Freddie Hammond (Simon de Cintra), a bank manager who wakes up to find the proverbial rock has become a reality - to be precise – a large boulder blocking his drive and preventing him from getting to a very important meeting... 

Elf Lyons is a Pervert

Elf Lyons is a Pervert

I’m gonna put it out there - in spite of the attention-grabbing title, I don’t think Elf Lyons is a pervert. And I don’t think her set was perverted either. In fact, if there were any perverts in the audience last night, I imagine they would have been disappointed by the show’s relatively vanilla content... 

The Scummy Mummies Show

The Scummy Mummies Show

The Scummy Mummies Show was sold out for its first performance, the room filled mostly with fans of their iTunes podcasts. Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn are two mums who showcase some of the most shameful moments in parenting... 

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

If you like food, you’ll like this. Internationally acclaimed comedian George Egg is also a rather fanatical self-taught cook with a somewhat anarchic approach to making meals. “Hugely entertaining” (The Guardian)... 

Foil, Arms & Hog: Irish Sketch Comedy

Foil, Arms & Hog: Irish Sketch Comedy

So, Foil, Arms and Hog are my new favourite people. It’s easy to see why they are Ireland’s top comedy trio. They should be the world’s top comedy trio. I (and I’m pretty sure I speak for the entirety of the audience when I say this) have never laughed so much in one hour- ever... 

Huntington & Hutt

Huntington & Hutt

Exciting new double act Huntington & Hutt bring their mash-up of sketch and stand-up to Brighton. Brainchild of the critically acclaimed Dog-Eared Collective, this is a comedy breed not to be missed... 

Marrying Jim

Marrying Jim

Meet Alex, an incurable romantic with a borderline personality disorder and a pair of night-vision goggles. Join her on her quest to find and marry her true love, Jim. If you’ve always dreamed of helping a maniac fulfil her fantasies or if you’re curious about the most effective method of stalking a celebrity, this is the show for you. 

Clever Peter: The Dreams Factory

Clever Peter: The Dreams Factory

‘We don’t just do adverts, we do dreams’. Clever Peter’s new live show is based around advertising agency The Dreams Factory. If you are a fan of 2012 or W1A, this is no Perfect Curve, but with strong characters and slick sketches this is a show that deserves an audience... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Feathers, glitter, gold lame and The Weather Girls. This is of course not what we all associate with Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady, but this Maggie is a glorious wise-cracking, all-singing, all-dancing cabaret Queen... 

11 Things to do Before you Die

11 Things to do Before you Die

This trio’s cutesy introduction, complete with Velcro and cardboard cut-out numbers, was charming. Dan Curtis, wide-eyed, lanky blonde, began in a dead-pan sulk and immediately stood out as the guerniest of ‘Making Faces’... 

Patrick Turpin: A Brother for Jonathan

Patrick Turpin: A Brother for Jonathan

As the house lights dim and the small projector set up on stage starts flashing the words, ‘Turps is here!’, you know you are in for something a little bit different than your run of the mill stand-up... 

Pamela's Permanent Wave

Pamela's Permanent Wave

Best Fringe in the show! Vintage hairdresser Pamela brings you interactive stand-up in a style of her own. Step into the chair for a quick rinse and a little lift in this Brighton debut solo show... 

Liz Peters: Toybox

Liz Peters: Toybox

It’s playtime for grown ups as Liz Peters opens up her dark and twisted box of delights. Get your dirty laugh ready for a show bursting with music, character, heartfelt yarns and joyful vulgarity... 

Because She Loved the Lion

Because She Loved the Lion

Lady Parts Theatre’s production of Laura-Kate Barrow’s latest work is a sensitive handling of some difficult subject matter - alcoholism and domestic abuse - and explores the impact on familial relationships... 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

The term ‘live-action video game’ is usually reserved for disappointing Hollywood adaptations of your favourite computer games (Tomb Raider, Silent Hill, the list could go on). However, Australian comic John Robertson’s adaption of his YouTube sensation The Dark Room is really rather different... 

Off the Cuff do the Proverbial

Off the Cuff do the Proverbial

Improv stalwarts Off the Cuff present a brand-new show spinning scenes and sketches from proverbs invented using your suggestions. Funny ones. “Improv at its best!” ***** (Latest 7) Of course you can expect to see the all your favourite quickfire games with Cuff's trademark lightning wit, bizarre characters and dodgy accents – all combined in an innovative brand-new format. 

Sam Brady: Kindness

Sam Brady: Kindness

Award-winning comedian and failed Buddhist monk, Sam Brady explores his struggle to become a 'good person' and asks why kindness is so undervalued. Heart-warming, thought-provoking, soul-searching comedy... 

Luke & Harry’s Journey to Sex Colony 01

Luke & Harry’s Journey to Sex Colony 01

A voyage of discovery combining shadow puppetry, a gameshow, and ritual sacrifice. **** “Best show I've seen at this year's Edinburgh Fringe ... baffling but kind of wonderful” (Henry Northmore, The List)... 

Sam Brady: Kindness

Sam Brady: Kindness

Award-winning comedian and failed Buddhist Monk, Sam Brady, takes his comedy show, Kindness on UK tour, starting in Leicester on 22nd February. The show is inspired by a simple act of kindness, from an unexpected source at a very low point in Sam Brady’s life, which renewed his faith in human nature... 

Mixed Doubles

Mixed Doubles

Mixed Doubles is billed as ‘An Entertainment on Marriage’ and so it is, specifically marriage grown old and a little bit stale. The evening consists of a series of four short plays, all two-handers, interspersed with four monologues...