Fool's Paradise

Fool's Paradise

Love in all its various forms can inspire different things in us. 

Coffee After Therapy

Coffee After Therapy

All of us have been on our own respective journey individually, focusing on healing from heartbreak, trauma, loss and a rediscovery of self. 

Slut Confessions

Slut Confessions

Court cases have always intrigued a modern audience. 

LOVE LABOURS WON & SWEET LOVE ADIEU

LOVE LABOURS WON & SWEET LOVE ADIEU

If Shakespeare were alive today, he would very likely have a lot to say about the state of the world currently. 

Sour Grapes: The Musical

Sour Grapes: The Musical

Motherhood is a moment in which it is life changing for a woman. 

B*ST*RDS: A New Musical Comedy

B*ST*RDS: A New Musical Comedy

If Ben Elton's Blackadder met Oliver Cromwell and musical theatre, then you would have a funny musical extravaganza called B*rst*rds. 

TAP

TAP

Dance when it has a clear usage of passion, dedication and experimentation can be a fascinating exploration of how various rhythms and technique can conjure up colour, feelings not… 

Summoning Sondheim

Summoning Sondheim

When we hear the name Stephen Sondheim, we immediately think of musicals he created such as Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, A Chorus Line and Assassins. 

Villains: A Dizney in Drag Parody

Villains: A Dizney in Drag Parody

From the creators of Dizney in Drag comes Villains: A Dizney in Drag Parody. 

The Empress and Me

The Empress and Me

The Empress and Me is based on the true story of Lizzie Yu (Princess) Der Ling, who spent time as a lady in waiting to the Empress Cixi in Victorian China. 

Company RAu's DIDO

Company RAu's DIDO

Love is a powerful emotion. 

Urban Retreat with Jing Institute of Massage

Urban Retreat with Jing Institute of Massage

Every now and then, during a busy period such as the Brighton Fringe, life can get hectic and even the smallest task can seem daunting. 

Music for Cats

Music for Cats

Time travel has always been in the public consciousness, with early influences such as HG Well's The Time Machine. 

Macready! Dickens' Theatrical Friend

Macready! Dickens' Theatrical Friend

When people think of Charles Dickens, one of the first things people think of are the variety of novels and articles he wrote, as well as his troubled love life away from the spotl… 

Tales for an Unruly Audience

Tales for an Unruly Audience

The art of storytelling has always inspired our imaginations. 

The Ballad of Mulan

The Ballad of Mulan

There is a lot to be said about historical figures that in their own quiet way made a difference to the world they lived in at the time. 

Can't Stop Carrying On

Can't Stop Carrying On

Back in the day, the Carry On franchise was one of the biggest contraversial hits of all time. 

The Elagabalia

The Elagabalia

The Elagabalia explores the idea of where we all belong as people. 

Sexy Rude Harp Concert

Sexy Rude Harp Concert

Have you ever been on several failed dates and lived to tell the tale? Sexy Rude Harp Concert explores the idea of trying to find the perfect match and a happy ever after in an hon… 

Lost to the Sea

Lost to the Sea

Lost to the Sea is an exploration of grief after losing a child to an accident at sea and how the power of words can be a huge part of the healing process going forwards. 

Art by Yasmina Reza

Art by Yasmina Reza

Art by Yasmine Reza is a comedy focusing on a group of three friends, whose close friendship is tested and challenged by a painting. 

Ghost Walk of the Lanes

Ghost Walk of the Lanes

Brighton's South Laines is not just about cobbled streets, boutique shops, interesting pubs and restaurants. 

'Viewpoints' For Screen (Student Masterclass)

'Viewpoints' For Screen (Student Masterclass)

Can theatre and film every truly be linked as performance forms? Is there a technique which overlaps these two things? Yes it can, and yes there is. 

Rockstar

Rockstar

Rockstar isn't your stereotypical rock musical. 

Séayoncé Res-Erection

Séayoncé Res-Erection

Dan Wye and Robyn Herfellow join forces to create a special gem for the Speigeltent at this year’s Fringe. 

M U S I C

M U S I C

Imagine a world in which you are so influenced by music that the algorithm's suggestions are more powerful than the world itself. 

Bronte

Bronte

The Brontë Sisters as writers changed the literary world as we know it. 

Run To the Nuns

Run To the Nuns

Run To The Nuns is an extremely well constructed and developed musical that is focused on women in general, sexual health, religion and same sex relationships that overlap with eac… 

Rambunctious Scallywag

Rambunctious Scallywag

Farrah Alice Black is not afraid to say she has lived through some of the most inexplicable events with honesty and a strong build up of resilience in her twenty-four years of bein… 

Nora: A Doll's House

Nora: A Doll's House

Brighton Fringe seems to be going through an interesting trend at the moment giving characters from well known plays a voice, so they can finally have their say. 

The Enigma of Edward Elgar

The Enigma of Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar's influence on the classical music world is one that is to be admired. 

The Grim

The Grim

If you love interactive, immersive theatre, then The Grim is one to experience. 

DIETRICH & HARTSHORNE

DIETRICH & HARTSHORNE

A question that is a commonly asked when it comes to couples is 'Who wears the trousers in this relationship?' A strange concept to think of, but it is one that indicates s… 

The Streets of London

The Streets of London

Wherever you are in the world, living on the streets is a bleak, harsh reality. 

Havisham

Havisham

So you think you know Great Expectations' Miss Havisham? Think again! Emulat8 Theatre brings an extremely bold and fresh new viewpoint to an iconic Dickens' character, who … 

The Importance of Being Earnest as performed by Three F*cking Queens & a Duck

The Importance of Being Earnest as performed by Three F*cking Queens & a Duck

The Importance of Being Earnest By 3 F*cking Queens And A Duck is a fun take on Oscar Wilde's classic Manners Comedy, told from the perspective of three actors (the queens) who… 

Old Bones

Old Bones

If you had the opportunity to be your most authentic self. 

Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales

Caravanserai at 10pm is an interesting time to have a show. 

Don't Rock The Boat

Don't Rock The Boat

Don't Rock The Boat explores the idea of addiction recovery through the eyes of Daniel and Alice. 

Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody

Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody

Taking the magic of classic Disney films and turning it all on its head was Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody. 

Unwanted Objects

Unwanted Objects

Behind every object are eyes that witness life in a different way to us. 

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

We have more than likely at some point in our lives, heard of music hall star Marie Lloyd. 

A Couple of Swells

A Couple of Swells

Lemonsqueeze Productions returns to Brighton Fringe with A Couple of Swells. 

WET

WET

Women all have a vulva. 

Ode to Joyce

Ode to Joyce

Joyce Grenfell was a pioneer in British theatre, comedy and song. 

Quest With Us!

Quest With Us!

Quest With Us is an interactive workshop with a difference. 

The Last King of Porn

The Last King of Porn

Porn is a form of entertainment that has always had mixed reactions, yet brings a lot of pleasure to many individuals. 

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

The Little Prince by Antione De Saint Exupery is a timeless classic that enables children to safely and creatively explore the idea of things coming to an end and that there is lif… 

The Paramedics Live

The Paramedics Live

The Paramedics was inspired by an innovative idea by director James Burgess, who was a paramedic until five years ago. 

Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales was a power packed two-hander show from Owdyado Theatre that took the idea of the thriller genre and turned it inside out by twisting it into two deliciously dark pla… 

Psychic Stu's Comedy Stand Up Show

Psychic Stu's Comedy Stand Up Show

Psychic Stu takes on the world of fake mediums and not only stands up for the holistic world, but unwittingly educates others on what to look for so as not to get conned. 

The Breakup Monologues

The Breakup Monologues

The Breakup Monologues is an award-winning podcast from comedian Rosie Wilby, which has been brought to the Brighton Fringe for the first time ever. 

The Huns

The Huns

The Huns is a fast-paced and (at times) chaotic examination of what can happen in the workplace when something goes wrong. 

A Substitute For Life

A Substitute For Life

A Substitute for Life was a different and exciting take on a Victorian thriller, as we were introduced to Francis Kentworthy. 

Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-Sort

Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-Sort

Ivor B Gurney and Marion M Scott had a very special friendship. 

A Trans Fairy Tale

A Trans Fairy Tale

A Trans Fairy Tale at the Latest Music Bar was a fairytale that focused on the most unsuspecting of characters - the Fairy Godmother. 

ROOM based on A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

ROOM based on A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

Heather Alexander lit up the stage as she portrayed one of the most fearless female writers in history - Virginia Woolf. 

The Silver Bell

The Silver Bell

The Silver Bell explores loss, grief and the collision of spirituality and science. 

VALHALLA CALLING

VALHALLA CALLING

From the same dynamic duo behind Tougher than the Train, here we have an interactive comedy show for adults with Valhalla Calling. 

Medico

Medico

Medico brought a new twist to a one woman stand up comedy show by bringing a medical slant to the proceedings. 

Tougher than the Train

Tougher than the Train

Clownberry Theatre enchants adults and children alike with Tougher than the Train - an experience that explores the idea of being tough versus playful through the usage of audience… 

A Very Great Mischief

A Very Great Mischief

Today, when we think about sexuality, we tend to see broad (but not total) acceptance and can at times take it for granted. 

Caitlin

Caitlin

So you think you know Dylan Thomas? Maybe for his work and his volatile mindset through drinking, but have you ever wondered what his wife Caitlin really thought of him? We find ou… 

Wild Tales for Weird Folk

Wild Tales for Weird Folk

As the audience entered the Bosco Theatre, we were enchanted by a solo guitar player (Tim Carp) on stage. 

Bonny & Read

Bonny & Read

Anne Bonny and Mary Read were two formidable women in history, who took to the high seas as pirates. 

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience with Stuart Bagcliffe was a great mixture of gentle comedy and intense drama that was written from scratch by Benny Ainsworth, who endeavoured to create something that … 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

'Hello! What time do you call this?' A friendly voice called out to the audience as we entered the Rotunda performance space. 

The Maestro

The Maestro

Gaetano Donizetti was a composer between 1822-1845, who, despite fame in his lifetime for work such as L’Elisir d’Amore and Lucia di Lammermoor, isn’t quite as well known today. 

Done to Death by Jove!

Done to Death by Jove!

Done to Death By Jove was a comedic celebration of the murder mystery novel. 

Selena Mersey: Madonna/Whore (Work in Progress)

Selena Mersey: Madonna/Whore (Work in Progress)

If Victoria Wood was alive today, she would have been charmed by Selina Mersey: Madonna/Whore, a work in progress show that explored, via the form of comedy and burlesque, the idea… 

Lachlan Werner: Voices Of Evil

Lachlan Werner: Voices Of Evil

Lachlan Werner is a ventriloquist with a love for theatrical horror and cheeky risqué comedy. 

Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours

Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours

Rain didn't dampen our spirits as we found ourselves transported to the Ibizan club scene for an hour during Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tour, dancing away the weekend… 

Madman William

Madman William

Madman William explores the idea of William Shakespeare's plays from the perspective of his characters, including Macbeth, King Lear and Hamlet. 

Crunch!

Crunch!

Crunch! was a gentle yet hard hitting comedy set in an office, where three very different characters tried to get on with furthering their careers, but fell into the trap of not sh… 

Shaggers

Shaggers

Shaggers brought a different take on sex for this year's fringe festival. 

STOMP

STOMP

The Old Market atmosphere was vibrant as we walked in to find a stage that had a set made up entirely of cans, pots, pans, traffic signs and more that one might see on a busy city … 

The Comedy of Errors/La Commedia degli Errori

The Comedy of Errors/La Commedia degli Errori

Mistaken identity, two sets of twins and lots of frivolity is what makes this unique bi-lingual production of Shakespeare's classic comedy The Comedy of Errors. 

Last Will and Testament of Henry Van Dyke

Last Will and Testament of Henry Van Dyke

Two men, two different approaches to creating a good play. 

Multiverse Musical

Multiverse Musical

Multiverse Musical is a show with a twist. 

Pink Mango does 'The Birth of Venus'

Pink Mango does 'The Birth of Venus'

Hayley May Muirhead and Molly Dooner under the company name of Pink Mango Comedy, bring a show that is zany, bizzare, upbeat and sexually empowering for any females watching. 

The Importance of Being... Earnest?

The Importance of Being... Earnest?

Have you ever wanted to be in an Oscar Wilde play? Even if it's just for a few minutes? With The Importance of Being. 

Retrogression: A Horror Play

Retrogression: A Horror Play

An escape room style experience with a paranormal twist, Retrogression is about a ghost who scares visitors to the Brighton Toy Museum and needs to be released. 

Rebel Boob

Rebel Boob

When it comes to a somewhat frightening topic like cancer, many of people seem to automatically shut down emotionally when talking about it, almost denying it exists. 

Jekyll & Hyde: A One-Woman Show

Jekyll & Hyde: A One-Woman Show

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's most popular novels. 

The Burlesque Imposter

The Burlesque Imposter

Fanny Dent was a woman on a mission - to see where she fits in (if at all) into the world of burlesque. 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

St Ann's Well Gardens in Hove was the perfect idyllic setting for Drama Impact's version of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 

Fern Hill and Other Dylan Thomas

Fern Hill and Other Dylan Thomas

Having studied Dylan Thomas at university, fallen in love with Richard Burton's classic interpretation of Under Milk Wood and having a strong Welsh family connection, I was exc… 

Liz and Jessie's Undiscovered Country

Liz and Jessie's Undiscovered Country

A family comedy show with a twist, Liz and Jessie's Undiscovered Country follows Liz and Jessie as they set out to explore places in the UK that may have had a connection to th… 

Jack the Ripper: My Life as a Suspect

Jack the Ripper: My Life as a Suspect

Whenever we think of Jack the Ripper, immediately we think back to Whitechapel and his gruesome victims. 

Cinebra: Glenda & Rita

Cinebra: Glenda & Rita

Glenda and Rita are two black and white stars from the 30s and 40s, who are trying to fit into a modern world of technicolour, personal labels, and what it really means to be a sta… 

A Mutineer’s Guide to Modern-Day Piracy

A Mutineer’s Guide to Modern-Day Piracy

Whether we care to admit it or not, in some way, shape or form, we are all intrigued by pirates. 

Aidan Goatley: 12 Films Of Christmas

Aidan Goatley: 12 Films Of Christmas

If you're looking for a show that could make Scrooge himself engage with Christmas spirit in June, then Aiden Goatley: 12 Films of Christmas is for you. 

Vampire's Ball Ultimate Halloween Party Live!

Vampire's Ball Ultimate Halloween Party Live!

Zany, spooky, fun! That is the way to describe Vampire's Ball Ultimate Halloween Party Live! Although it was on Zoom, and they were up against time lags on the extremely odd oc… 

Ross Kamp: Seeing Queerly

Ross Kamp: Seeing Queerly

Seeing Queerly was a comedy show that presented a different take to life during and after lockdown, as well as dating. 

Words Without Consent

Words Without Consent

Katie Rice and Ellen Patterson are two performers on a mission to highlight how womxn are portrayed in today's world, as well as specifically within the political environment. 

Clean: The Musical

Clean: The Musical

Running through different eras of history, Clean - The Musical wiped the floor with its heartfelt, touching overlapping of stories of seven women who lived in Roundhill, Brighton. 

Sing For Better Health!

Sing For Better Health!

Singing has been proven over time to be beneficial for mindfulness and wellbeing - and not just for the professionals. 

Fiction Romance

Fiction Romance

Antonio is a very interesting character in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 

LEGS

LEGS

It was interesting to see a show that presented the possibility that we take our bodies very much for granted. 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare had all the right ingredients for a good night out, as well as a genuine love for William Shakespeare's language, plays and the characters involved. 

Blood, Glorious Blood!

Blood, Glorious Blood!

Blood Glorious Blood was not just your normal one woman show. 

Yes Queens

Yes Queens

Whenever we hear the term 'Yes Queen', these days what automatically pops into our heads is the popular association with RuPaul's Drag Race. 

A Matter of Time

A Matter of Time

Anjali Singh has created a show that is a fusion of a Ted Talk, comedy and musical theatre, to depict how much time changes in the blink of an eye. 

Greek mythology creative writing online workshop

Greek mythology creative writing online workshop

Despite some technical issues with the Brighton Fringe website, this Greek Mythology Creative Writing Workshop run by Amanda Potter (from the Open University) was a good way to get… 

Lionel and Cindy: The Greatest Love Story

Lionel and Cindy: The Greatest Love Story

Char Brockes and Jack O'Neill (Ava Cardo) brought the Rialto Theatre to life with their unique styles of drag and slapstick comedy, in order to explore the theme of Romantic Co… 

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Party Brighton Seaside Special

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Party Brighton Seaside Special

Brighton got their boogie shoes on as they danced around Brighton with Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Party under the guidance of our ship's captain Mama Roo and her shipmat… 

Notflix

Notflix

Notflix was a musical experience with a twist. 

Touch Hunger

Touch Hunger

During both lockdowns, everyone experienced something being taken away that we possibly have taken a lot for granted. 

Big Quiffy Bingo

Big Quiffy Bingo

Big Quiffy Bingo was a show that was full of glitz and glamour, thanks to the host of the evening Boogaloo Stu. 

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

Bring together the work of Jane Austen and the modern world of dating together to create a murder mystery with a twist you get An Austentatious Murder. 

Shakespeare (She/Her)

Shakespeare (She/Her)

Those who know of William Shakespeare will probably recognise several of his intricate plots. 

Ancient Antics: Mock the Greek

Ancient Antics: Mock the Greek

Mock the Greek was a show that sent up the myths and legends of Greece. 

There's A Ghost In My House

There's A Ghost In My House

Reality and fiction fuse in this interesting piece focusing on the paranormal world, as a TV editor called Sam struggles to accept where the lines of reality lie when asked to chan… 

Ghislaine|Gabler

Ghislaine|Gabler

Looking to portay the idea of someone who is trapped both mentally and physically in a cell, Ghislaine/Gabler follows our protagonist as she tries to justify her involvement in a c… 

The Late Show

The Late Show

The Late Show was a comedy night that lit up The Warren with much needed silliness, laughter and joy with the return of live shows. 

The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van

The Brighton Open Air Theatre was full of joy, not just because of theatre starting again after recent uncertain times, but due to The Lady in the Van being the opening show of the… 

Smashing

Smashing

Annabelszki took to the stage to give a thought provoking, challenging and uplifting insight into the role of women and feminism from a lesbian point of view. 

Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man

Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man

Matt Hoss is a man on a mission. 

Zog

Zog

An enchanting stage show based on the 2010 book by Julia Donaldson, Zog follows a young dragon of the same name who only wants one thing: a gold star. 

Professional Breakup Artist

Professional Breakup Artist

Annabelszki brought an uplifting and insightful fusion of storytelling, comedy and poetry to her show Professional Breakup Artist to highlight the various stages of love, da…