Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 3

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.

Related Listings

Onstage Dating

Onstage Dating

Bron is going on first dates. Live onstage! Watch from the safety of your seat or volunteer to be part of the action as Bron takes modern romance to the next level- all in front of the audience… 

Honey's Happening

Honey's Happening

It’s 1968! Suburban housewife Honey Childs is hosting a Happening in her living room and you’re invited! Join Honey and her daughter Barbara for cheese and pineapple and retro party games as she embarks on a serious mission: to bring about world peace… 

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors and Me

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors and Me

In a fish-out-of-water comedy of errors, Hopwood DePree tells the true story of how he gave up Tinseltown to save his 600-year-old British ancestral pile. Expect family history, culture clashes, community spirit and plenty of calamities in an uplifting multi-media stand-up show… 

Stealth Aspies

Stealth Aspies

An intimate and enlightening show exploring autism in a light-hearted and truthful way, combining verbatim testimonies with original poetry. Share a glimpse of real autistic subculture, starkly contrasting its media representation, presented through the lens of adults who live the autism experience everyday… 

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Who would win a fight between Shakespeare, Captain James T. Kirk and Jerry Lee Lewis? The stakes are astronomical in Bob Carlton’s smash hit West End musical Return to the Forbidden Planet… 

Harry Clayton Wright: The Fortnight

Harry Clayton Wright: The Fortnight

Harry Clayton-Wright presents a fortnight of durational performances in collaboration with The Spire. Every day for fourteen days, a new work, character, act or ritual is created and performed in front of audiences over an 8 hour period… 

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