An Evening With Professor Edvard von Goosechaser

An Evening With Professor Edvard von Goosechaser

Professor Edvard Von Goosechaser is the leading 17th Century monsterologist promising to entertain us with his Anglo-Saxon insult-based humour. 

Agent November Online Escape Room: Virtual X-Caper

Agent November Online Escape Room: Virtual X-Caper

Oh no, Agent November is captured and held prisoner by the evil mastermind Marty Orri. 

A Red Square

A Red Square

Everything about A Red Square is different. 

Sparkly Bird

Sparkly Bird

How do you live after your sister dies by her own hand? You mourn. 

Readymade Cabaret 2.0

Readymade Cabaret 2.0

The first rule about a Dada performance is that you don’t start one with the history of Dada. 

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

What do tomatoes, banjos and a recovering executive have in common? Keith Alessi, who used to consume excessive amounts of tomatoes and had 52 banjos in his closet, but couldn’t … 

Frills in Lockdown

Frills in Lockdown

I knew it! This is what the Scottish lassies have been up to during lockdown. 

Countdown to Clowntown:

Countdown to Clowntown:

When Covid-19 is up, the economy down and Brexit looming around the corner, you need clown therapy. 

Too bored to stay in, too scared to go out!

Too bored to stay in, too scared to go out!

The 72-year-old cabaret performer Nigel Osner knows a thing or two about ageing and self-isolating during the pandemic. 

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

If you think that it’s important to know where your towel is, and you know the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, then I have a treat for you. 

Criminal

Criminal

Gerard Branson has been murdered. 

Heroes & Heroines - Opera Gala Concert

Heroes & Heroines - Opera Gala Concert

In their Opera Gala Concert, the Sussex Symphony Orchestra is celebrating some of opera’s most iconic heroes and heroines and their wicked stories of lust, passion, death and betra… 

A Night at the Musicals

A Night at the Musicals

It’s hard to resist chocolate in any shape or form, but it’s downright impossible when you’re talking about Le Gateau Chocolat. 

A Box in the Desert

A Box in the Desert

'Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble, and if I stay it will be double. 

Fright Wig: Essential Tremors

Fright Wig: Essential Tremors

The end is nigh, reads the plaque, but it’s only the beginning. 

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story

A man wearing a black suit walks on stage. 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

You awake to find yourself in a dark room. 

Ciarán Dowd: Padre Rodolfo

Ciarán Dowd: Padre Rodolfo

Bless me Father, for I have sinned. 

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Who would win a fight between Shakespeare, Captain James T. 

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

Laying your hands on a cult classic is a daunting task, especially when you are dealing with HP Lovecraft’s much loved gothic fiction. 

Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet?

Ahoy sailor! Have your days been feeling empty and meaningless since the Pirates of the Caribbean films dried out? Now you can board the Red Rubber Duckie pirate ship and feast you… 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-faced Shakespeare is one of those things you either love or hate, a bit like Stilton cheese or anchovies. 

Joe Black - Touch of Evil: A Celebration of Villainy in Song

Joe Black - Touch of Evil: A Celebration of Villainy in Song

Let’s get the review part over and done with; this was going to be a five star review from the moment I saw the title Joe Black - Touch of Evil: A Celebration of Villainy in Song… 

Spiegeltent: Heart of the Fringe Show

Spiegeltent: Heart of the Fringe Show

Tonight was Brighton's chance to show the size of its heart – and its wallet. 

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

You know those brilliant ideas you get after last orders, and then in the morning you’re like, what was I thinking? This show must have been one of them: “Hey guys, what if we … 

Seaside Sideshow!

Seaside Sideshow!

Come one, come all! Seaside Sideshow invites us to step back into a Victorian-era celebration of music hall, vaudeville and variety; a place occupied by magicians, showgirls and st… 

WARMTH Pop-up Sauna

WARMTH Pop-up Sauna

It’s the Bank Holiday weekend and the weather is scorchio! Perfect time to hit the beach. 

Cabaret Boheme: A Night at the Movies

Cabaret Boheme: A Night at the Movies

Sexy provocateur Veronica Blacklace is back with seasoned cabaret talent and fresh faces from her own burlesque school. 

A Night In... Double-Oh Heaven

A Night In... Double-Oh Heaven

Warning: this review contains numerous cheesy James Bond puns. 

Bad Luck Cabaret

Bad Luck Cabaret

What to wear to a cabaret show where the dress code was “dress for the end of the world or the beginning”? Sorry, my supernova outfit is still in the laundry. 

BARRERA

BARRERA

Barrera is what a clown AA meeting would look like. 

Gerry Cottle's WOW! Circus

Gerry Cottle's WOW! Circus

Gerry Cottle has been making British circus history ever since he ran away to join the circus at the age of 15. 

Griffin and Jones: Slapdash Magic

Griffin and Jones: Slapdash Magic

Griffin and Jones – the self-proclaimed Ant & Dec of this comedy price range – delivered an action-packed hour of illusions, stunts and magical life hacks. 

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. 

The Gin Whore Tour

The Gin Whore Tour

Pardon me, but The Gin Whore Tour may have affected my ability to form coherent sentences. 

Unusual Subtext

Unusual Subtext

If you thought Brighton Fringe had been a little short in supply of freaks this year, then these five guys from London are set to prove you wrong. 

Tenors Unlimited:The Rat Pack of Opera

Tenors Unlimited:The Rat Pack of Opera

The atmospheric Spiegeltent was bursting at the seams as the three tenors took the stage and the audience with their sunny, easy-going manner. 

Hysterical

Hysterical

Hysterical is a dark comedy exploring the boundaries of mental health and wellbeing in today’s corporate reality, where work-life balance often equals yoga, medication and therap… 

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

It’s Friday the 13th and I am about to be trapped inside a slightly claustrophobic metal container with an unsuspecting audience by a group who call themselves Casual Violence, w… 

Tales of Sin

Tales of Sin

Tales of Sin proclaims malice, seduction, lust and vengeance, so count me in! This six for the price of one variety show, spans a wide spectrum of genres – musical, opera, vers… 

Operation Love Story

Operation Love Story

Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy regains girl, and they live happily ever after. 

Ghost Sex

Ghost Sex

I love ghost stories but I have never heard one quite like this. 

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Forever Yours... x Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Forever Yours... x Tour

This was my first close encounter with the Lady Boys; I’ve never been to Bangkok, but I’ve seen The Hangover II. 

Icons (Preview)

Icons (Preview)

Brighton Fringe 2016 is here: bigger, better and fringier than ever! And who could be better to kick things off at the Warren than Le Gateau Chocolat, the powerhouse baritone wr… 

Casting the Runes

Casting the Runes

Let’s see: an alchemist receives a bad book review and enacts his revenge by first driving the reviewer mad and then making him commit suicide. 

VarietyVille

VarietyVille

Britain’s got some talent and it’s right here at the Spiegeltent. 

Opera Naked: Singers' Lives Laid Bare

Opera Naked: Singers' Lives Laid Bare

Warning: this operatic cabaret contains no nudity in spite of its name. 

Peter Antoniou in 'Comedium'

Peter Antoniou in 'Comedium'

To be or not to be? That is yet again the question. 

Get Lost Lancelot

Get Lost Lancelot

How does a hazelnut end up in a walnut tree? Who wins the duel between a Mexican bandit and an American cowboy? And most importantly: does it hurt more to be hit by an imaginary st… 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Five actors in their pyjamas create a show from audience anecdotes, bringing them to life with their expressions, postures and words. 

The Moscow State Circus

The Moscow State Circus

There’s no circus like the Moscow State Circus. 

Happy Clap Trap

Happy Clap Trap

Claptrap, as in absurd or nonsensical talk, sounds like a perfect starting point for an interesting Fringe night. 

Bourgeois & Maurice: Sugartits

Bourgeois & Maurice: Sugartits

Is there anything these two can’t do? I doubt it. 

The New Ten Commandments

The New Ten Commandments

Have you ever wanted to play God? The New Ten Commandments is probably the closest you’ll ever get. 

Beauty’s Legacy

Beauty’s Legacy

The sci-fi comedy/drama Beauty’s Legacy is a futuristic version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. 

Original Festival Ghost Walk

Original Festival Ghost Walk

It was a dark and stormy night in Brighton.