Don't Miss These Brighton Fringe Shows Before They Storm Edinburgh

The UK is home to a plethora of culture, arts, comedy, music, dance and so much more during its festive Fringe events. Brighton Fringe has just started and will be hosting a mixture of up-and-coming and award-winning shows throughout this month. Make sure you catch some of the Fringe’s best repertoire here in Brighton before they dart off to the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

Fast By Digital Drama

Fast is a dark psychological drama that discusses the practice of the notorious 1910 ‘doctor’ Linda Hazzard. She opens her sanatorium to the public, yet the public do not always come out alive. She is an advocate for the fasting cure which captivated the press, but divided the nation. The play takes the audience on a journey with two of her patients looking to see how far they can go to find the perfect cure. Playwright Kate Barton raises issues of our modern day culture such as ‘clean eating’ and fasting for health.

May 10 at 21.00 Purple Playhouse Theatre

May 11 at 19.00 and 21.00 Purple Playhouse Theatre

The O.S. Map Fan Club by Helen Wood

Getting bored of using Google Maps? Easily frustrated when that floating blue dot is not following you fast enough? Then head to the Sweet Dukebox and join Ordnance Survey enthusiast Helen Wood, who brings us back to admiring and exploring the very much loved fold-out paper map. She takes you on a humorous, visual expedition of one of Britain's national treasures in her adventurous comedy.

May 14, 15, 16, 17 at 18.15 - 19.15 The Sweet Dukebox

Grace By Katie Reddin-Clancy

This solo theatre comedy sketch explores gender fluidity. With a host of different characters and exploration of love, power, and letting go, Grace will follow a comedian's journey right through to her first time on stage identifying as a non-binary performer. You will be taken on a rollercoaster of comedy, intensity, love and spirituality, laced with important statements about gender fluidity and stage fright.

May 4-7 and June 2-3 The Theatre Box in The Warren

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet By Magnificent Bastard Productions

Drunk friends can be funny to watch, but how about a drunk actor trying to recite Shakespeare? Shit-faced Shakespeare remains loyal to its title, letting loose a drunken, truly inebriated actor on to the stage to attempt to recite the famous Hamlet. Yes it could well turn out to be a tragedy, but, being a multi-award winning, interactive, cult-hit show, it is likely that they will pull off both tragedy and humour, like a true Shakespearean play.

May 10, 11, 12, 13 at 21.45 - 22.45 The Warren: The Hat

Amazing Bubble Man By Louis Pearl

This man takes bubble blowing to the next level. Louis Pearl explores the dynamics of bubbles, combining magic, comedy, science and fun in this interactive performance. This is a show for all ages, and all those who enjoy the idea of seeing bubbles blown in different shapes and sizes, defying the laws of gravity and captivating the mind for an hour that will be wisely and magically spent.

May 19, 20 at 16.00-17.00 and May 22, 23 at 17.00-18.00 Brighton Spiegeltent