That’s right, we’re already coming towards the halfway point of Brighton Fringe. Shows have been and gone (including Bin and Gone) but there are still plenty more to come. Book yourself in for brunch, grab yourself a beer at the venue bar and get ready for another incredible weekend of entertainment. Here are our recommendations for the weekend ahead.
Shows have been and gone (including Bin and Gone) but there are still plenty more to come.
It’s 1968! Well, no, of course it's still 2019, but accept an invite along to Honey’s Happening (Komedia Studio, 18th May, 16:00 and 25 May, 15:00) and you’ll feel transported back to the swinging 60s. In this wonderfully fun interactive show, expect to play party games with your fellow partygoers, eat pineapple & cheese on sticks then leave feeling warm and fuzzy.
Saturday marks the last night of The Fortnight (The Spire, 17-18 May, 13:00-21:00). Harry Clayton-Wright has been performing for eight hours a day since the beginning of the Fringe and each day is exciting and new. You might have already missed the live tattooing session, the Madonna rave, the hand holding and more, but there are still two wonderful sessions you can be a part of if you hurry. Drop in for as long as you want (you don’t have have to stay the whole eight hours!). The Fortnight is free, or pay what you can.
You might have heard of Hopwood DePree, the actor who has given up a life in sunny Hollywood to restore a 600-year-old stately home near Manchester that he has recently discovered is a part of his family’s history - and his own namesake. Hear him tell this true story in his own words in The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors and Me (Sweet Werks 1, 17-19 May, 19:50) a stand-up show about all the ups-and-downs of renovation.
Join Stealth Aspies (Sweet Werks 1, 17-19 May, 18:35) for a unique performance which showcases, through verbatim testimonies and original poetry, the real experience of performers who experience autism everyday.
Shakespeare. Check. Musical. Check. Classic sci-fi. Check. If you love all these things then you’re bound to love the Rock ’n’ Roll rocket ride that is Return to the Forbidden Planet (Brighton Little Theatre, 17 May, 19:45, 18 May, 14:30, 19:45). This jukebox musical will get you singing along, but doesn’t forget the B-movie jokes.
Can there be anything worse than Onstage Dating (Komedia Studio, 17 May, 21:00, 18 May, 18:30, 19 May, 21:00). This award-winning show has finally landed at Brighton Fringe after sell-shows during touring across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Taking romance to the next level, Bron is going on first dates live onstage.
Don’t forget, if you’ve seen something you’ve loved, be sure to spread the word, Fringe shows deserve the biggest audiences they can get in the brief time they’re here.