A Touch of Mrs Robinson

A Touch of Mrs Robinson

Are you trying to seduce me Mrs Robinson? With those classic lines memories of the sixties, songs and sexual liberation come flooding back. This an evening that uses the titular character as an inspiration for a sixties cabaret perfectly suited to Brighton’s greying population... 

Richard Carpenter's Close to You

Richard Carpenter's Close to You

Richard Carpenter is, for those that remember him at all, a somewhat complicated character. The most positive thing said about him is usually ‘brother of…’, not helped by his uneasy and tense relationship with the media, coupled with the undeniable talent of his more famous sibling... 

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. Luckily, there was plenty of yellow and black warning tape to wrap into... 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

Due to popular demand, the ‘Britpop Rocky Horror’ returns for a second year! Following an epic premiere at Brighton Fringe 2016, and a nationwide tour including a full show at Shiiine On Weekender, ‘The Girl From Mars’ brings you the biggest Britpop anthems in a cosmic love story... 

LeBurn Maddox

LeBurn Maddox

LeBurn's career began in the mid 70s as a 20-year-old guitarist for Atlantic Records' recording artist Jimmy Castor. He has since opened shows or made music with world famous artists such as Chic, Chaka Khan, Patti La Belle, Bill Withers, Kool & the Gang, The Wailers and Joss Stone... 

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

An umbrella for a sword, a lamp as a tree and a wooden spoon as a nun, are just a few examples for the smart and innovative use of objects in The Tale of the Cockatrice. Mumblecrust Theatre offers a wonderful introduction to the magical world of puppets and object theatre... 

House of Verse

House of Verse

One entertaining community. Join our variety culture. We are an eclectic performance troupe who share regular variety events across Leicester. Home to spokenword, rap, beatbox, comedy, DJing, live music, live art and beyond... 

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) directs an ensemble of young, highly talented UK-based musicians in a programme drawn from the celebrated American avant-gardists including John Cage, Morton Feldman and Earle Brown; plus 'Wild Nights', an Emily Dickinson setting, by American-born Stephen Montague, a Sussex resident... 

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Led by Lebanese violinist Layale Chaker, The Sarafand Ensemble brings you a concert of new original musical compositions where Western classical and contemporary music, Jazz, and Arabic Maqam music interact and transcend musical boundaries, leading us into newfound colours and musical landscapes. 

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer: The Chap-Hop Decade

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer: The Chap-Hop Decade

Mr.B returns to his Brighton Fringe home at the Komedia for a show celebrating a decade of Chap-Hop. Hail the Chap! Mr.B began his Chap-Hop career in 2007 when he decided to bring elements of his previous incarnations (UK rapper, jump-up breaks producer, banjolele maverick and dandy) together to create a genre... 

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

Renowned American pianist and conductor Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) performs piano music by three of America's greatest composers: Charles Ives' First Piano Sonata, pioneering works by Henry Cowell, including 'Tiger', and two late works by Aaron Copland: 'Night Thoughts (Homage to Ives)' and 'Two Piano Pieces'... 

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

‘Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze’ follows the story of the old man who never (hardly ever) sneezed. Featuring chocolate pudding, live music, magical mucus and ever extendable nose hairs... 

Africa Entsha

Africa Entsha

Africa Entsha, a smart, slick a cappella five-piece who reached a global audience in 2010 performing at the World Cup opening ceremony. Africa Entsha are distinct from the other African music shows that have stormed the Fringe in recent years in that they freely blend western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition into their performance... 

Phoenix Session @ Gem Electric

Phoenix Session @ Gem Electric

Phoenix Session is based in London and works with some of the most exciting emerging artists from the UK's independent music scene. Like its Soho showcase events, Phoenix Session @ Gem Electric will feature original music from a diverse mix of acts, each performing a short set... 

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline & the Sensations is a band from the UK that performs Jacqueline's original songs. Having just completed a new album, they are preparing for its release in February 2017. Jacqueline & the Sensations has performed in Paris, London and Stroud and is preparing a tour for 2017... 

Couples+Pairs

Couples+Pairs

Each performance of Blue Heart Theatre’s relationship based plays features five short dramas where the company chooses the first three and the audience the last two. The four-piece cast’s capacity to perform any one of these plays from the pick of a hat is impressive, although the promised interactive audience participation is an anti climax: two audience members quietly rummage in the hat and choose the last two plays - if the choice is going to be part of the performance, let the whole audience be part of the process... 

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

It is with a plethora of “well”s with which this show must be described: well written, well performed, well timed and very well done. Phaedra, or “Fey” as she prefers to be known, entered the stage in a slinky, bright red dress, with a waterfall of curls, accompanied only by her jazz guitarist and a trolley full of spirits for cocktails... 

Sleeping Trees: SCI-FI?

Sleeping Trees: SCI-FI?

'Where are we going Admiral Ox?' asks the starry eyed, young space farmer who is really the secret son of an evil galactic overlord with special powers. 'PLUTOPIA' replies the self styled space explorer Admiral Ox... 

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

Part Classical, part Folk - part Hymnal. The music of LST is an intriguing hotchpotch of shared influences. This is the debut in a series of 'In the Round' concerts at the new Gem Electric over the coming months... 

Mac & Eden with 'The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman.'

Mac & Eden with 'The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman.'

With candid, poignant and irreverent original songs, Mac and Eden present 'The Unbearable Pleasure of being a Woman', a side-splitting comedy/cabaret, brain-child of singer/songwriter (and mentor to Sam Smith) Joanna Eden and West End and National Theatre actress Leigh McDonald... 

Mother India 21st Century Remix

Mother India 21st Century Remix

A dynamic audio/visual re-scoring and re-visualising of the profoundly influential Mother India (1957), the first Bollywood film to be nominated for an Academy Award (Best Foreign Language Film) and a talismanic piece of cinema history that came to symbolise the post-colonial Indian psyche... 

Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

After last year’s sell-out run, the Blues and Burlesque are back with a new show. Once again, songs and piano playing from ex-Dexys jazz reprobate Pete Saunders are upstaged superbly by the show’s extraordinary hostess Lady Beau Peep ... 

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

Tim has many accolades - BBC R2 Folk Awards 'Musician of the year', 'Best duo' with Brendan Power and many more. "Stunning” (Aled Jones, BBC R2). Tim Edey is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has toured and recorded with the biggest names in Contemporary-Celtic music: The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Capercaille, Wolfstone, Altan, Lunasa, Julie Fowlis and many more... 

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

In this lushly hilarious show, noir superstar Joe Black conjures up the atmosphere of the Eldorado; the Berlin nightclub that served as a regular haunt for gay men and women before it was closed by the Nazis in 1932... 

Candid

Candid

To tell stories in unexpected ways; that is the promise that Wildkind Theatre makes in their tagline. It’s a promise that they certainly deliver, but only because the blurb in the program and what I saw appeared to be two completely different shows, leaving me feeling a little perplexed... 

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest launches a week of gigs, exhibitions, comedy, skate and much more. B.fest is run by young people who attend Brighton Youth Centre. This launch event will give you a taste of what B... 

Sorry: Harald Austbø

Sorry: Harald Austbø

The Viking warrior, the HubbaBubba Gum-chewing slut and the Hermit have placed the sign 'Do Not Disturb' on the door of the hotelroom. They live in my head and I'll give you a peek through wood, strings and horsehair... 

Dave Benson Phillips: Christ, I Thought He Was Dead!

Dave Benson Phillips: Christ, I Thought He Was Dead!

Do you remember Dave Benson Phillips? If you were a child in Britain from the 80s to the early 00s, there’s a fair chance you watched him on TV... 'Playdays', 'Playhouse Disney', 'Fun Song Factory', 'Get Your Own Back!' to name but a few! He was all over children’s TV... 

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

"amazing!" Guardian. Incredible spoken word artists re-work material live with jaw-dropping improvised music from the Fu Band. Poetry, storytelling, hip hop and high energy comedy all meet for a unique event that is part show, part experiment... 

Project Knockdown

Project Knockdown

An inventive and brilliant celebration of Access to Music Brighton as it faces closure. Our home, Enterprise Point, is about to be knocked down, bringing to an end 14 years of important creative education... 

Late To The Party

Late To The Party

'Late to the Party' is an autobiographical romp on a mid-life diagnosis of ADHD and Dyslexia in two women. The new knowledge forces a journalist for the Times (ADHD-er) and a Contemporary Dancer (Dyslexic) to rewrite their history, review some of the mayhem in their lives, and face themselves... 

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft will be celebrating Dylan's 76th Birthday and his Nobel Prize Award for Literature. We shall look at his early years of lyrics and music. The programme will include his visits to England and Europe, his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and Anti Vietnam protest marches and his graduating from Folk to Rock'n'Roll... 

An Evening of Gypsy

An Evening of Gypsy

This year Sophia and Amoret will be roaming through Europe, discovering the story of Gypsy music. They will be exploring how it influenced classical composers such as Ravel, Bizet and Brahms, and uncovering the explosive gypsy classics, for which they will also be joined by a guest guitarist. 

Sleeping Trees: WESTERN?

Sleeping Trees: WESTERN?

Sleeping Trees return to lovingly destroy yet another film genre. 'WESTERN' is a sordid tale, from the sandy depths of the Wild West. Follow unlikely hero Harry Sudds as a simple trip to the bank quickly descends into the worst day of his life... 

ARCO by The Dream Engine in collaboration with Kala Phool

ARCO by The Dream Engine in collaboration with Kala Phool

A stunning acrobat suspended beneath a free standing arch performs to an original live score performed by DJ Tigerstyle, Matt Constantine (strings/keyboards) and David Shaw (percussion)... 

Happy Birthday, Bob

Happy Birthday, Bob

From his first eponymous album in 1962 to his latest, Fallen Angels, via his never-ending tour, Bob Dylan has always divided opinion: Upsetting the Establishment as a Folk/protest singer, his own fans when he “went electric” and winning the Nobel Prize for literature... 

Sleeping Trees: MAFIA?

Sleeping Trees: MAFIA?

After watching all three 'Godfather' films, James has decided to leave Sleeping Trees and become a real life Sicilian gangster. This fast-paced physical comedy show is the compromise... 

Cinebra: A History Of Horror

Cinebra: A History Of Horror

Meet Megan and Sophie. They really like movies. They also like Tumblr, Lon Chaney, Debbie Gibson, the Ben & Jerrys’ stand at the Odeon, and each other. After meeting in Year 4, the pair became best friends (the BFF-necklace wearing kind), cementing their friendship with a mutual passion for movies, especially of the horror variety... 

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation is an orchestra plucked from Brighton and the surrounding areas playing all manner of fretted instruments. We play a colourful mix of Baroque/Classical works, contemporary and traditional mandolin orchestra music, featuring fantastic guest soloists... 

Wayward: a Surreal Musical Cabaret

Wayward: a Surreal Musical Cabaret

In this slightly surreal, politically-charged musical cabaret, seemingly wholesome Scottish lass Cat Loud is still on the prowl for her next big adventure. A chance encounter with a white rabbit after dark entices her into a secret speakeasy, the playground of subversive mythical figures with mischief in mind... 

Steve Lee: Sit Down Stand Up!

Steve Lee: Sit Down Stand Up!

46 years in showbiz. Two unpublished novels. Two TV scripts. One filmed in five languages. Festivals in Japan, Italy, and Hong Kong. Tales of a life well lived with a glass of brandy and live pianist... 

Rob Deering’s Greatest Hits

Rob Deering’s Greatest Hits

"Ingenious and hilarious" (The Guardian). As seen on BBC One and ITV, musical comedian Rob Deering returns to Brighton Fringe with all his smash hits in one show! Featuring tales of excess - life lived to the extreme... 

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

"My musical discovery of 2016" (Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music). Nick Harper's rich acoustic/Folk heritage (he is Folk legend Roy Harper's son) is recognised worldwide. "One of the finest guitarists of his generation, soaring vocals, epic songs" (Mojo), "Dylan for the iPod generation – Betjemen with a guitar" (Guitarist Magazine), "The Acoustic Hendrix" (Guitar)... 

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

Music of the 19th century: the Laplace String Trio: Andrew Biggs - Violin, Beatrice Sales - Viola, NickCooper - Cello, with Sue Mileham - Soprano, Jane Money - Mezzo-Soprano, Tim Wilcox - Tenor and Andrew Robinson - Baritone and Hugh O'Neal - Piano come together to celebrate the bi-centenary of St... 

Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band

Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band

"Anyone else a massive fan of the divine Miss Vogue and her ukulele? Thought so." Time Out London Critics' Choice Charming musical cabaret from award-winning songstress Tricity Vogue... 

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

In the beautiful, atmospheric church of St Nicholas, dating back to 1091, Duo Maddalena recreate the soundscape of medieval France, England and Spain. Music by Troubadours and Trobairitz such as the Comtessa Beatrice de Dia are intertwined with lute-songs by Binchois, up-beat dances by Machaut, a contemporary setting of a Trobairitz poem, and a range of serious, humorous and devotional anonymous pieces... 

Big Band: Jumpin' at the Spiegel

Big Band: Jumpin' at the Spiegel

Straight No Chaser Big Band combine with JATS swing dance aces Sam and Gabi for a Lindy Hop dance spectacular. Swing out to this all-star 18 piece band formed from the cream of the Brighton jazz scene as they recreate the iconic sound of 1940s dance music: Count Basie, Duke Ellington and vintage Rat Pack classics from Ella and Frank... 

The Yanks Are Coming

The Yanks Are Coming

This is the fourth show in the series 'Lions Led By Asses' using poetry, song and facts. We shall look at the aftermath of the Somme and Verdun, and facts leading to the US entry in to the war... 

Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor

Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor

There is going to be a lot of trouble for everyone when the Swan Liberation Army finally achieve emancipation and turn the United Kingdom into an totalitarian Swan state.Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers, as Jonny and the, inexplicably plural, Baptists, take two guitars and explore this idea, along with many others in a couple of hours of random, riotous republicanism... 

SpokeEasy

SpokeEasy

Do you remember a time when we all SpokeEasy? A time before every movement, word and thought was watched? Before cameras in trees? Come! Follow the signs for The Yellow Canary, a retro cabaret set in a near future with peculiar wanton acts that tell the story of how we got from there to here... 

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

The critically acclaimed Edinburgh sell-out comes to Brighton Fringe. What do you do when your singing partner vanishes? Twee Scottish children’s entertainer Gerald ‘Wee Gerry Hoots’ Galbraith grew a beard and went full art-folk... 

Grab The Bison By The Horns... .

Grab The Bison By The Horns... .

Join the brewers of Gem Electric house ale Bison Beer and host i-am-Doe ("An original and infectious talent", (The Evening Standard)), for a fun evening of music, comedy and delicious beers! Featured artists include The Phoenix Rose and special guests to be announced... 

Kemptown Carnival: The Resonators + TBA

Kemptown Carnival: The Resonators + TBA

Join us for a night of deep psychedelic bass and high energy from the mighty nine-piece Dub/Reggae phenomenon, The Resonators. Positive vibes, infectious grooves and exquisite, soulful melodies... 

Avery*Sunshine & Yakul

Avery*Sunshine & Yakul

US Soul vocalist Avery*Sunshine is, without a doubt, one of the most dynamic voices on the creative music scene, known for her invigorating live performances and compelling, revealingly honest song writing... 

Moulettes

Moulettes

Special Spiegeltent show from female-fronted Prog/Art Rock ensemble in celebration of their 4th Album, 'Preternatural'. Somewhere between Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Tune Yards, Björk and The Unthanks... 

I Love Men

I Love Men

Does the perfect man exist, and at age 83, does Lynn Ruth Miller need to find him? Her 70 minute show, autobiographical, takes us on a journey from 1943-2017 (11 years old - 83years young) with a beautiful balance of laughter and pathos and music... 

Seven Crazy Bitches

Seven Crazy Bitches

Take Shakespeare's 'Seven Ages of Man'. Put it in a variety of cheap wigs. Teach it the juke box of a regional gay bar. Then roll it in a whole lot of glitter. Join The Diva on a Budget as she 'guides' you through the Seven Ages of Woman... 

The Cocktail Pianist

The Cocktail Pianist

Mike Hatchard performs the story of Bernard Halfpen - the almost invisible pianist at the Luton Skyport Hotel. As he plays his anodyne melodies, he reveals a dark past, and how he might have been a great concert pianist had fate not had other plans... 

Ivy Davies: Play Ground

Ivy Davies: Play Ground

"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground" said Roosevelt. Ivy Davies has realised she has been living upside down and it's time to turn things around! Join performance poet Ivy as she sets off on her magical journey through time and space, weaving spoken word and song together in this one-woman show... 

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests. New Note Orchestra is the Sex Pistols of the classical world due to its punk ethos and attitude. It believes that, with a bit of encouragement, anyone can write great music... 

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape – a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet. Stunning big-screen visuals mixed by live VJ create a breathtaking backdrop to the quartet’s hauntingly beautiful cinematic music and soundtrack... 

Harp, Guitar and Poetry

Harp, Guitar and Poetry

Welcome to the most fascinating compilation of 2017. Magdalena Reising is an international artist, singer and composer. She plays harp and is currently working on the Queen Elizabeth on her second cruise around the world... 

Musa Mboob + Saidi Kanda

Musa Mboob + Saidi Kanda

In February 2017, West African master-drummer Musa gathered the latest incarnation of his band XamXam and flew to Gambia to collaborate with local musicians. Tanzanian vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Saidi has toured with Papa Wemba, Remmy Ongala and recorded for Grace Jones... 

Fannytasticals

Fannytasticals

A bejazzled clunge? A muff, minge, vadge, landing strip or front bottom? Ah, it’s just too much fun delving in the dirty dictionary of lady slang but that’s probably enough for now... 

All Cashed In

All Cashed In

What happens when your life seems to mirror that of your musical hero? Greg Moncur is convinced his obsession with Johnny Cash is influencing what happens in his life. Coincidence? Or is there a master plan? Find out in this light-hearted comedy, incorporating live performance of some of Johnny Cash's greatest tracks; an original tribute to The Man in Black... 

Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit!

Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit!

Remember Brighton Fringe 2013? Music comedy duo Eccentronic tried to write the UK’s song for Eurovision by identifying what it means to be British, while musing on how we can co-exist as part of Europe (mainly with songs about public transport networks)... 

Edana Minghella Quartet presents From Ella to Elvis

Edana Minghella Quartet presents From Ella to Elvis

Two nights at The Verdict for Edana Minghella’s quartet. With 'From Ella to Elvis', Edana brings her unique style to beautiful songs of love and longing from Jazz standards to contemporary classics... 

Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin

Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin

Notorious performer Hypnotique tells her personal story about the world’s first electronic instrument (from 1920s Russia) and it's influence on music today – including Led Zeppelin, Kraftwerk and Portishead... 

Swingporium

Swingporium

Vintage swingin' music and dance in thoroughly postmodern style with The Soultastics band and dancers I Charleston Brighton. Modern Pop songs are shamelessly swung out alongside Rat Pack classics from the 30s, 40s and 50s... 

The Wild & Friends

The Wild & Friends

The Wild is a three piece Americana/Alternative Folk band from Sussex, aged between 16 and 17, playing all original material uniquely arranged and utilising the many instruments the boys play, ranging from the electric guitar to a banjo to a viola, accompanied by warming vocals... 

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

“It wasn’t a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room ... ” Join this tattered troupe as Luna’s tragic tale unravels for the first time. But why tonight? A Tim Burton-esque patchwork of puppetry, poetry, movement and live music stitched together with The Human Zoo’s explosive visual imagination... 

Patti Plinko: Dreadful Little Girl

Patti Plinko: Dreadful Little Girl

Patti Plinko glances around the stage in search of the next musical instrument. “We were told,” she acknowledges almost shyly to the audience, “that whenever we’re looking for anything, we should head there with purpose... 

From Muses to Music: The Sonnets by The Shakespeare Heptet

From Muses to Music: The Sonnets by The Shakespeare Heptet

Blending many influences, The Shakespeare Heptet’s distinct sound is alluring and wholly contemporary, providing a stunning soundtrack to the sonnets. Beautiful harmonies, compelling rhythms and the melding of 12 and 6 string guitars underscoring Shakespeare’s exquisite poetry. 

Epicene

Epicene

Award-winning musician Paul Diello invites you to his gender-blending celebration of iconic women in music. Join the Brighton-based avant-garde performer and his band on a colourful camp cabaret extravaganza as they reimagine classic female songs originally performed by legendary singers such as Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and PJ Harvey to name but a few... 

Fiesta Fringe

Fiesta Fringe

Brighton meets Bristol for an evening of brassy skanks, intense grooves, conscious lyricism and wild rhythm. Head down to Sticky Mike's Frog Bar on Middle Street for a hip-shaking knees-up as three bands take the stage and provide all the essentials for a night of moving and shaking... 

Broken Biscuits

Broken Biscuits

Idle Eye (spoken word/comedy) and Jenny Vegas (comedy) welcome you to 'Broken Biscuits', a four-act variety event comprising the very best of spoken word, music, character comedy, short animations and a guest compere... 

Get Fit With Bruce Willis

Get Fit With Bruce Willis

The premise of Get Fit With Bruce Willis promises a fun-packed frivolous hour of disco, Jimmy Somerville songs, fitness and a Faustian pact with the devil but sadly fails to live up to expectations... 

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

45-minute concerts in Brighton's beautiful Mother Church. May 10: Clarinet solo project - Luca Luciano. May 17: Frank Bridge and Vaughan Williams music for viola and piano - Katharina von Colson and Michael Freyhan... 

Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan

Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan

“One of the best interpreters of Bob Dylan” (Billy Bragg), “Exquisite” (Jazz Review USA). Jungr’s “Most important vocal album of the 20th Century thus far” (Wall Street Journal) is released on vinyl... 

Sexy Beasts

Sexy Beasts

The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam sings about macho roosters, ecstatic slugs and other voluptuous creatures, while squeezing one hot accordion. Her smartly wacky songs are like a mad hatter's European gypsy tea party with a punk attitude... 

For all the fires not yet lit: Work in Progress

For all the fires not yet lit: Work in Progress

"Stories can conquer fear, you know. They make the heart bigger." Small, tender and mighty stories of everyday courage from Brighton-based singer and storyteller exploring how courage can be as contagious as fear... 

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

The well-known children’s entertainer and TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips ('Playdays', 'Playhouse Disney', 'Fun Song Factory', 'Boj!') performs popular children's songs on his trusty guitar... 

Terabac

Terabac

If you’re a budding ecologist who also has a love of physical theatre, Terabac is the show for you.We are guests at the wake of a dead mouse whose carcass, we are told, will be used by an array of insects... 

My Fanny Valentine

My Fanny Valentine

Megan Juniper takes us on a quick romp through a date gone wrong, intertwined with fun, catchy songs and important messages for the modern day woman Standing centre stage in a fantastic skirt adorned with prints of sanitary pads, condoms and the female reproductive system, Megan sings the words “My Fanny… Valentine” and straight away the tone is set for this breezy rom-com cabaret of a supposed Tinder date gone wrong... 

re:Verse

re:Verse

Ever wondered what a pavlova recipe sounds like in bossa nova? Or craved fitness tips set to industrial techno? Part improv, part concert, 're:Verse' is an interactive musical comedy show performed by a pianist and vocalist... 

Charity & Community Fun Day

Charity & Community Fun Day

Celebrate the arrival of the Brighton & Hove Property Consortium's Charity Cycle Ride with the Mayor of Brighton & Hove as they cross the finish line in New Road to mark the end of their epic four day, 150 mile cycle ride from Paris to Brighton... 

Hoo-Haa

Hoo-Haa

Two very different award-winning comedians join forces to bring you a magnificent hour of 'Hoo-Haa'! David Jordan and Ingrid Dahle invite you to experience the pinnacle of entertainment all delivered with wonderfully flashy performance skills... 

An Dhá: Supertigers

An Dhá: Supertigers

Follow multi-award-winning fiddle/cello duo An Dhá as they prowl through an Urban Folk music jungle, hunting perfection and exploring the wilderness of the Celtic tradition. Hear original compositions and traditional Scottish tunes, together in a fusion of sounds influenced by Jazz and grounded in classical virtuosity... 

Sunday Assembly: Movement

Sunday Assembly: Movement

Sunday Assembly is a worldwide network of non-religious gatherings that aims to celebrate life and build community through thought-provoking speakers, readings, poems, quiet reflection and raucous Pop music... 

Muofhe, African Love Story

Muofhe, African Love Story

After Muofhe’s thriving musical career in her region in the northern province of Venda in south Africa, she has decided it's time to introduce her African rhythms to the rest of Africa and the World... 

Wilder Stories: Rhapsodies in Colour

Wilder Stories: Rhapsodies in Colour

Join us for a pigment-drenched journey. Have you ever thought about what the colour of love is? What the shade of rage is? For this specially curated live-lounge podcast, we’ve invited storytellers: musicians, writers, academics and artists from across the city to share a story with us evoked by colour over three intimate Sunday sessions at The Old Market... 

Unity: Multicultural Event

Unity: Multicultural Event

Multicultural event including music, dance, poetry, comedy and acting. Performers from all cultural backgrounds, including a special Albanian infusion of traditional dance and music... 

GorillaBot Party

GorillaBot Party

A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton. They have a new band member, a brand new show and are looking forward to showing you how to get down, GorillaBot style! But what strange events will get in the way of their party... 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy is back with a bang! The Charleston girls will take you through the A-Z of '20s dance with a twist of jazz and a dash of electro-swing. With live music, workshops in abundance, competitions and mesmerising performances this is the perfect chance to release your inner flapper and dapper in the beautiful Spiegeltent. 

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe sell-out for the last 10 years, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised... 

The Poetry we Make

The Poetry we Make

“The man I love... is dead.” Two lovers: a girl called Elliot and a boy called Robin. He is everything she ever dreamed of... but Robin wants to be someone else. When Robin decides to transition to become a woman, all that Elliot assumed to be true is turned upside down... 

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band bring their unique family music to Brighton Fringe for the first time. Their aim is provide quality music for children, that adults will love too. Bringing together elements of Folk, Soul, Afro, Latin, Dub, comedy and theatre, this unique band presents the ‘sing-along’ with a new lease of life for all the family to join in with... 

Carol Cates

Carol Cates

Carol Cates has been performing as Lady Carol all over the world for over a decade, America, Canada, all over Europe and Australia. In the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House... 

Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups

Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups

This legendary singer/songwriter/Pop-icon performs his chart hits 'Ariel', 'Lucky Stars', 'Lydia' and more. Discover what legions of devoted fans have known for years - the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith... 

Brighton's Singing Barber Peter Joannou

Brighton's Singing Barber Peter Joannou

Brighton's Singing Barber, Peter Joannou, puts his comb to one side, picks up his microphone and sings those classic beautiful songs from the Great American Songbook made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley and many more... 

Brighton School of Samba

Brighton School of Samba

The Brighton School of Samba is the city's first and only traditional Samba School. BSS was formed in May 2007 as a non-profit organisation and we are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year... 

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project

Tap is visual jazz. Melodies created and improvised visually. A thrilling interplay between musicians, dancers and audience. Drummer Michele Drees brings her Jazz Tap project to Gem Electric with a spectacular mix of dancers and live jazz quartet... 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival is returning to the Marlborough pub and theatre for our second year, celebrating women in the brewing industry, bringing musical talent from our home town of Norwich to join the best riot grrrls Brighton has to offer and inviting local women beer experts to share their brewing knowledge! Join us on Friday evening for local DJs to kick off the weekend... 

Broadway Lunchbox

Broadway Lunchbox

Returning for their third year. 'Broadway Lunchbox' is a lunchtime cabaret show, changing every performance, with different performers and different songs running for the entirety of Brighton Fringe... 

Soundtrek

Soundtrek

Resound is a group of 18 male voices. We invite you on a choral journey around the world in various languages and at different temperatures. You’ll be delighted by the humour to be found in England, frozen in Canada, dance your way through Argentina, and find out what Staffan is doing in Sweden... 

Renegade Brass Band

Renegade Brass Band

8 horns, 2 drummers, scratch-DJ and MC. Renegade are a 12-pce Jazz, Funk & Hip-Hop band from Sheffield. RBB have headlined festivals around Europe, including Secret Garden Party, Black Sea Jazz, Soundwave Croatia and Glasto... 

Mike Mckeon: Irish Jimmy

Mike Mckeon: Irish Jimmy

"Jimmy was my grandfather. He was an old rogue. A warning rather than an example. He lived in interesting times." ‘Irish Jimmy’ is an hour of storytelling, interspersed with original songs, that are poignant, dark, humorous and life-affirming... 

The Cult of Comedy presents...

The Cult of Comedy presents...

An hour of entertainment from musicians, clowns and wordmongers of all flavours, local and international, showcasing the best Brighton Fringe has to offer. "... a smorgasbord of different voices finding the funny in new places... 

Once and Future

Once and Future

The land is sick. Our stories will serve us. A round table of poets, rappers, storytellers and musicians invoke the spirit of Arthur. This event is for lovers of song and spoken word, a place for adventurous minds to explore timeless myths of this land through the voices of its people. 

Jam Tarts Choir

Jam Tarts Choir

Jam Tarts has enjoyed a string of successful shows in 2015 and 2016, including festival appearances and a critically-acclaimed collaboration with Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta. The choral collective is now pleased to confirm a return to Brighton Fringe for a third time in 2017... 

SALT: Sketches

SALT: Sketches

London Sketchfest and Musical Comedy Awards finalists, SALT (née Making Faces) bring their new show ‘Sketches’ to Brighton Fringe packed with new hilarious sketches, characters and songs... 

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

Special first night of Brighton Fringe event - Ligeti Quartet plays 'Black Angels' for amplified strings and percussion, which David Bowie named as being among his favourite 'Top-25' pieces... 

Foodies Festival Brighton

Foodies Festival Brighton

Join us at Foodies Festival, the largest food and drink festival in the UK, returning to Hove Lawns this summer on the bank holiday weekend of April 29th - May 1st. Meet Michelin star chefs and MasterChef winners in the Chefs Theatre and GBBO winners in the Cakes and Desserts Theatre... 

One World Jazz Suite - Part 2: Paul Busby's Bigger Band

One World Jazz Suite - Part 2: Paul Busby's Bigger Band

A selection of pieces dealing with current day issues. Drawing upon various world music genres in a jazz setting, don't expect traditional big band music. Consisting of four trumpets, four trombones, six woodwind and four in the rhythm section... 

End Times Steampunk Festival

End Times Steampunk Festival

A Steampunk fandazzle eruption. The Iron Boot Scrapers, birdeatsbaby, Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer and The Filthy Spectacula. So gather up your tip top clobber and come razzle-dazzle on the dance floor with all the other pippins, poodle-fakers and buffers... 

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest @ The Level

B.Fest @ The Level is back! The ONLY dedicated festival all-dayer for young people will be bigger and better than last year. Outside, outrageous, and filled with music, comedy, performance and much more... 

Tamar Broadbent: Tam To Get Busy (WIP)

Tamar Broadbent: Tam To Get Busy (WIP)

Award-winning comedy songwriter Tamar returns with a brand new show about walks of shame, the hangover blues and forever blaming everything on the Backstreet Boys. As heard on BBC Radio 4 ... 

From Palestine to Brighton

From Palestine to Brighton

An unique opportunity to hear some of the best young musicians from the Gaza Music School, part of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. They will perform classical and contemporary Middle Eastern music with the support of the Oriental Music Ensemble. 

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies are a band that everyone should experience at least once in their life times. Their mix of gypsy-folk, punk and cabaret with warbling falsetto vocals is a strange but heady concoction and make this a trio like no other... 

Lakuta

Lakuta

A truly global mix of musicians who draw on influences from jazz, funk, soul and world music. The 10-piece ensemble has members hailing from all over the world, referencing a wide range of genres in their writing, and on a musical journey which blends traditional instruments with a modern sound. 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

The Brit-popera for Common People Like You. A Martian dominatrix’s mission to kidnap humans to save her species is thwarted by a barmaid and a wannabe rockstar. With a stellar 90s Britpop soundtrack, and its tongue firmly in its cheek, the show is inspired by 1954 B-Movie ‘The Devil Girl From Mars’... 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids!

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids!

Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101! 

Movin' Melvin Brown presents 'Me and Otis'

Movin' Melvin Brown presents 'Me and Otis'

‘Best Music Show’ nominee in Adelaide, the acclaimed Movin’ Melvin presents a sensational premiere, featuring songs Otis Redding did, plus more! Extravaganza of song, tap-dance and soulful funk! “A singing, tapping, tail-feather-shaking entertainment machine” (Time Out) 

Shlomo: #NewRules

Shlomo: #NewRules

Award-winning beatboxer, live looper and serial collaborator Shlomo returns with a brand new one-man show #NewRules, exploring his unique relationship with technology and pushing the concept of voice vs machine to new limits. 

Marilyn Carino with band

Marilyn Carino with band

Marilyn Carino's torchy, existential electro-soul has been likened to "Nina Simone coming back from the dead to front Morcheeba"; her latest album, 'Leaves, Sadness, Science' deemed, "a haunting, atmospheric gem"... 

Just Right: A Tale of One Girl, Three Bears & Lashings of Porridge!

Just Right: A Tale of One Girl, Three Bears & Lashings of Porridge!

From the creators of 'Three Excellent Little Pigs' and 'Gorrid the Horrid' comes another spell-binding musical puppet show. Featuring one mean girl, three excellent bears and lashings of porridge! Expect mesmerising visuals, brilliant songs, lots of laughs and our cheeky style of audience participation. 

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver writes and performs all of his own music. The concert features an eclectic mix of atmospheric songs, electronic rhythm-driven synth epics, tracks from his new album 'Psychology' and fan favourites, performed here for the first time... 

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Brighton-based musical comedian Hannah Brackenbury performs silly songs on the themes of pound shops, vodka, selfies, tiny horses, cake, country music, cats and more! 

Harp-Hearted

Harp-Hearted

Professional harpist Alice Kirwan brings an unique and innovative harp recital programme to One Church Brighton. Come and hear classic harp favourites, discover new sounds and experience the harp music of today. 

LazyTown Live

LazyTown Live

A 60-minute, non-stop highly-interactive and energetic show, jam-packed with singing, dancing, spectacular acrobatics and music, featuring original tracks from the hit TV show. Featuring Sportacus, Stephanie, Ziggy, Robbie Rotten and... 

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

Genre-defining classical composer and pianist Julian Layn tours Europe with 'The Julian Layn Project' that brings rock-alt classical, Julian’s unique form of 21st century classical music via sound-designed, amplified classical instruments, to a broader audience, including music venues and rock clubs. 

Involuntary Noises: The Songs of Jody Trehy

Involuntary Noises: The Songs of Jody Trehy

"Cracking good songs in the style of Brecht, Bowie and Brel" (Irish Times) - Jody Trehy plays Brighton with a sublime international band as part of his 2016 tour. "An Irish soul poet in the tradition that produced Van Morrison and Paul Brady" (Herald, Scotland) 

Jacko Hooper

Jacko Hooper

Jacko Hooper combines delicate acoustic noodlings with a soulful, emotive voice. With songs about the people he has met and places he hasn’t been. “Stunningly rich, acoustic folk songs that pull at the heartstrings and whisper intently to your soul” (Bitter Sweet Symphonies) 

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

London, 2014. CID officer, Adam, believes punishing his neighbour will justify what he knows to be right, but will he go too far? He is demanding to be heard! For what? [newline] Justice... 

The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester

This award-winning theatre company returns with its hilarious, heart-warming adaptation of the Beatrix Potter tale of a poor tailor, who falls foul of his cat when he rescues the mice... 

Piaf: Love Conquers All

Piaf: Love Conquers All

This character-driven play from Moving On Theatre had something for everyone. From romance to hatred, happiness to tragedy, there was no emotion left unturned in this provocative production detailing Edith Piaf’s life both on and off the stage... 

An Old Fashioned Girl

An Old Fashioned Girl

It’s a dangerous move to end your fringe show with a cover of Peggy Lee’s Is That All There Is? as you run the risk of audiences leaving with that very question ringing in their heads... 

Funk The Format Festival 2016

Funk The Format Festival 2016

Hot on the heels of their sell-out Club Tropicana events and Funk The Family festivals, Funk The Format curates a magical, musical shindig. Hove Park plays host to funk, soul, Latin and related grooves... 

The Funniest Number

The Funniest Number

In a dynamic and totally charming free performance, Owen Elton spreads half-truth and misinformation in original song. Armed only with a piano, several hats, and riotous rhymes, he unleashes his bold and theatrical tenor in a feast of comedy, leaving everyone in fits of delighted laughter. 

The Abelia Saxophone Quartet presents: Evolution

The Abelia Saxophone Quartet presents: Evolution

Incorporating as many different styles, centuries and saxophones as a sixty minute recital will allow, we'll take you through the timeline of the saxophone quartet, demonstrating the inspirations which have led to the modern day ensemble. 

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family returns for another magical instalment of fantastical fun for all the family. Featuring a live music stage, Cirque Du Funk big top, nine hours of top-notch family entertainment, Club Tropicana DJ tent, delicious food and a fully licensed bar! Full line-up available online. 

Banging Fun Stuff

Banging Fun Stuff

The Cutlery Crew wants everyone to have fun and prance joyfully about the place. But a crime has been committed and all hope rests with PC Pauline. Don’t let her gangliness fool you... 

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi (18+)

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi (18+)

Pianist, rapper and producer Mrisi has performed his unique mix of hip hop, jazz, African, reggae and other genres as part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and all over the UK, supporting the likes of Omar, Prince Fatty and Rizzle Kicks... 

Junk Percussion Workshop

Junk Percussion Workshop

Professional percussion duo 'Bang On!' show you how to make music with anything from a plastic bottle to a garden rake. No previous experience required, just turn up and join in the fun! 

A Thousand Dreams

A Thousand Dreams

An intimate evening of spoken word and music, performed by Laura Brett and Sofia Ferreira. Recounting stories that will charm and entice the listener, interwoven with musical interludes. 

The Joy of Junk

The Joy of Junk

Well-loved street performers, Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs, and 'Britain’s Got Talent' semi-finalists, Bang On!, create captivating rhythms using anything from plastic bags and watering cans to a huge junk drum kit, combining music with amazing technique and showmanship... 

Fringe City Night

Fringe City Night

Join us for our one-off Fringe City night-time special, as part of the Fringe All-Nighter. Come down to New Road for an evening of live outdoor entertainment, showcasing the best from Brighton Fringe 2016... 

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi

Pianist, rapper and producer Mrisi has performed at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and all over the UK, supporting the likes of Omar, Prince Fatty and Rizzle Kicks. He will be performing his unique mix of hip hop, jazz, African, reggae and other genres, followed by the Caribbean family feature film 'Sally's Way'. 

Electric Cabaret Presents 'Moulin Rouge'

Electric Cabaret Presents 'Moulin Rouge'

Enchanting songbird and hostess Lilian Lake welcomes you to the Moulin Rouge. Can-Can Girls, Absinthe fire fairies, sizzling tango dancers, beautiful Satine on her trapeze, Moulin Rouge burlesque showgirls, DJ and dancing on the tables! Free roulette bet for the 1st 100 to say 'Electric Cabaret' on entry. 

Maria: The Life, Loves, and Music of Callas

Maria: The Life, Loves, and Music of Callas

Laurene Hope, who amazed as Piaf, is now 'La Divina' Callas - from unwanted child to opera Goddess and her obsession with Onassis. With 'O Mio Babbino Caro', and more... For promo videos visit our website. 

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever are Sussex's premier Oasis tribute act. Journey from the powerhouse swagger rock of  'Supersonic' to the psychedelic storm of  'Shock of the Lightning', touching base with classics such as 'Wonderwall', 'Some Might Say', 'Half a World Away' and 'Don't Look Back in Anger'. 

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Short stories set to music. This legendary pop-icon performs hits Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia and more. Discover what fans have known for years – the sophisticated, funny, profound work of a master songsmith... 

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman, a side-splitting comedy cabaret. Laugh with Joanna Eden and Leigh McDonald at the serious business of being female! Join them on an oestrogen-driven, emotional roller-coaster ride... 

Sleeping Trees: Sci - Fi?

Sleeping Trees: Sci - Fi?

The award-winning company and jazz fusion trio, The Physics House Band, return to unleash their fast-paced physical comedy on Sci-fi movies, complete with two rip-roaring live scores and over 100 brand new characters... 

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album, 'Compared to What', which includes some wry comedy, love songs and some memorable covers, notably Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan. 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

Quirky, wistful, witty, jubilant songs; dynamic performance; unique arrangements; ingenious costumes. "Eccentric and artful. High on classic pop melody with plenty of smart electronic concepts and whimsical introverted lyrics... 

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

Brighton's all-male cabaret smutsters, Der Wunderlich Revue, celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday with a night of right royal mirth, magic, music, cheerleading and madness. Hosted by Professor Elemental and featuring the cream of Brighton's male performers and special guests... 

Sleeping Trees: Western?

Sleeping Trees: Western?

The award-winning company and jazz fusion trio, The Physics House Band, return to unleash their fast-paced physical comedy on Wild Western movies, complete with two rip-roaring live scores and over 100 brand new characters... 

Going Down

Going Down

The Sex Shells present 'Going Down': a glittering, twisted, all-singing, all-prancing look at gay existence in the twenty-first century. Be transported to Gaydes and meet a host of mythological mates burning in a blackly sparkling hell of their own devising in this hilarious tale of redemption. 

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

So you like Star Wars and can't find a date? Follow dating Padawan, Aaron Ayjay, as he takes a comedic look at his relationship disasters and his passion for all things Star Wars. Learn Jedi mind tricks to convince a hottie to go out with you... 

Club Cairo

Club Cairo

Club Cairo offers an exotic array of entertainment from Arabia. Live music, dance and theatre combine to bring you a super-sensory experience steeped in tradition yet eager to branch out and explore new forms of expression. 

Meow Meow

Meow Meow

She’s played in the West End, sparkled in La Clique and starred as Titania in Shakespeare’s Globe – but now, she’s “in a tent in Brighton, in the middle of a roundabout.”Huge fake eyelashes fluttering with confusion, Meow Meow adjusts her corsage, steadies her chaotic backcombed bob and vows to make the best of it... 

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

With a name like Confessions Of A Red-Headed Coffeeshop Girl you might expect a raw, bittersweet expose of the disappointments of a young dreamer, crushed by the tsunami of Post-Recession economics... 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

As soon as Taylo Aluko, in the guise of Paul Robeson, takes to the stage we know we’re in for a treat. He is a commanding figure and his stage presence is impressive. I had heard of Paul Robeson before I went to the show but didn’t know much more than that he was a singer, had sung Ol’ Man River and starred in the musical Show Boat... 

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Join the Know My Neighbour campaign for a week of free activities and performances to encourage neighbourliness in our city! Come and be entertained, connect with others and all whilst drinking the best coffee in Brighton and eating amazing food provided by the Real Junk Food Project. 

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

Launching Edana Minghella's new album, 'All or Nothing', a tribute to Billie Holiday. A stunning selection from Lady Day’s vast repertoire. Expect a stirring performance of song and story from Edana and her quartet, that those who love the power of the voice and the magic of jazz won’t want to miss... 

A Little Prince

A Little Prince

An aeroplane crashes in the Sahara Desert. As the pilot is worrying over his predicament, he is approached by a little boy who will change his view of the world and life forever. A contemporary new musical version of Saint-Exupéry's classic that will dazzle your mind and capture your heart. 

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Having left the UK for sunny Australia, Dr Ahmed returns to share the comical aspects of being a modern day GP. With sets including "Why I left the NHS" and "The lighter side of dying" this promises to be an enjoyable evening... 

Somme Didn't Like it Hot!

Somme Didn't Like it Hot!

Alan Felton presents part three in his World War 1 series, 'Lions Led By Asses', with words, poetry and popular songs of the year 1916. The year includes the Battle of the Somme, the Easter Rising in Ireland, the increased air attacks on London and the South, and efforts to get the USA into the war. 

Voodoo Love Orchestra

Voodoo Love Orchestra

The big band sound of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans, this irresistibly swinging street music will have the crowd baying for more. A riot of musicians weaving in and out of the throng, overseen by a megaphone-wielding High Priestess invoking the spirits of celebration. 

With A Little Bit Of Luck

With A Little Bit Of Luck

Set when the UK garage scene was at the height of its glory, With a Little Bit of Luck introduces us to 19 year-old Nadia, about to experience her ‘summer of love’ in 2001 and with her whole life ahead of her... 

Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years

Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years

Pulling up a stool in front of the intimate, softly lit stage down in the basement of Komedia, reminiscent of so many NYC music venues, the audience and I settled in to enjoy the iconic songs of Simon & Garfunkel... 

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

With elements that could have made it great, Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying was sadly let down by others that weren’t quite up to par. Beginning on a positive, the singer had a beautifully delicate voice and their use of a loop pedal was impressive, framing the piece nicely... 

Airs & Grace Notes

Airs & Grace Notes

Local Brighton pianist, Johan de Cock, presents an hour-long recital of Baroque sonatas by Antonio Soler, a classical sonata by Joseph Haydn, two late elegies by Franz Liszt, selections from Cançons i Danses by Federico Mompou, and a new milonga-inspired commission by R... 

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly defies easy description. He is a singer/songwriter, best-selling author and ultra-runner. His music is a tragic, funny and always honest account of his former life dealing with addiction and what happened along the path to sobriety... 

Unified Rhythm

Unified Rhythm

Unified Rhythm, The Cedar Centre and Friends. Integrated carnival arts music groups coming together for the first time. The power that is created when we all join together to express ourselves and make music with such energy will blow you away. 

Reveal

Reveal

It is St. John's 130th birthday and the learners have produced a performance to celebrate its history. Be transported back through the decades; experience the fashions, the music and the drama. 

Kianja

Kianja

Kianja is an emerging young singer/songwriter making waves on the live London scene, fusing jazz and urban flavours with a twist of vintage style. A stunning voice and captivating presence... 

Four Seasons In Sound

Four Seasons In Sound

Imagine the sounds of the seasons transformed into music. Using only a sound recorder, composer Nikky French captures our lives, forging Spring's tone into a sonata and Autumn's fireworks into a concerto... 

Love in 'The Harbour'

Love in 'The Harbour'

Argus Angel award winners with brightonirish.co.uk present a love story set between Shannon Harbour and a Royal Flying Corps base, in France from 1916-1918. It explores The Rising in Ireland 1916 and the exploits of 3 Irish air aces in WW1... 

An Evening with the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

An Evening with the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation is an orchestra plucked from Brighton and the surrounding areas playing all manner of fretted instruments. We play a colourful mix of Baroque/Classical works, contemporary and traditional mandolin orchestra music, featuring fantastic guest soloists... 

The Red Lamps

The Red Lamps

The Red Lamps are an integrated group of musicians from Chailey Heritage School for disabled young people. We will be performing live, using Soundbeam technology: intercepting ultra-sonic beams using movement... 

Leaving Home Party

Leaving Home Party

Belle and Sebastian/God Help the Girl's lead singer performs a story set to song, celebrating our modern day notions of home and belonging. Accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Ignacio Agrimbau, this is for anyone who has ever left home or is still hoping to find it... 

Limelight

Limelight

Just the usual open mic night at the Iron Duke. Until it wasn’t. Gritty, funny, painful stories of singers and stand-up from a multi award-winning writing and production team... 

In the Smoke

In the Smoke

Since 2007, award-winning a cappella sensation 'In the Smoke' has been wowing audiences with its own high-energy take on great songs you know and great songs you don't . All our songs are arranged by members of the group... 

Sussex Jazz Orchestra Live in Concert

Sussex Jazz Orchestra Live in Concert

Jazz big band, led by effervescent trombonist Mark Bassey, playing exciting contemporary arrangements alongside favourite jazz standards. The band comprises a mix of professional and amateur players... 

Martin Simpson

Martin Simpson

Nominated an astounding 31 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - there is no doubt that, after 35 years as a professional musician, Martin is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world. 

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

Experience the fire of Scottish traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection, the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk duo, An Dhá. An Dhá means 'The Two' in Gaelic; two musicians, a violin and a cello, on a journey exploring life and music together... 

The Iliad

The Iliad

It is the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the year that Calchas the soothsayer has predicted the city will fall. The mightiest Princes of Ancient Greece are camped in their thousand black beached ships, desperate for revenge for the kidnapping of Helen, the world's most beautiful woman. 

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Critically-acclaimed pianist Helen Burford returns to Brighton Fringe with a fascinating solo programme, featuring works by Somei Satoh, Piazzolla, Handel and Timo Andres. 

Camille O'Sullivan: Brel

Camille O'Sullivan: Brel

There aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to describe the great Camille O’Sullivan and her incredible interpretation of the songs of Jacques Brel. Her fierce performance of some of his best loved songs were more than just an ode to the Belgian singer songwriter, her unique style and schizophrenic leap between her many on-stage personas made this an unmatchable performance... 

Pilgrimage: A New British Tradition of Walking with Soul

Pilgrimage: A New British Tradition of Walking with Soul

Singing minstrels Guy Hayward and Will Parsons of the British Pilgrimage Trust, lead us in an evening about the re-introduction of pilgrimage to 21st century Britain. Includes folk song, shelter-making, simple ritual, and a labyrinth walk... 

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

With his unique take on drag, Alfie has become a stand-out act in the UK cabaret scene. Now, with a piano and some cheap backing tracks, Alfie, the son of a drag queen, tells his story from first discovering that he is fabulous to coming out to his mother in his debut solo show! 

Beauty of Baroque

Beauty of Baroque

Beauty of Baroque, Saturday 14 May: Katherine Nicholas - soprano, Janet Omerod - mezzo-soprano and Nick Andrews - piano, present arias and duets by Purcell, Bach and Handel. Saturday 28 May: Sophie Kay - piano: Beethoven: Sonata Op... 

Classical Spectacular

Classical Spectacular

Sublime popular classics by celebrated British composers, featuring professional soloists and instrumentalists, amidst stunning surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Church. Walton's exuberant 'Crown Imperial', Elgar's moving 'Nimrod' and Chilcott's uplifting 'Requiem' - regarded by many as equal to Fauré's. 

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis return for their third Brighton Fringe recital to celebrate women composers. An exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works: featured composers include Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger. 

Beauty of Mantra

Beauty of Mantra

A magical candlelit evening of uplifting, meditative and devotional Buddhist mantra with beautiful soulful harmonies. “I was totally immersed in a very blissful state and could have gone on all night!” NB: this event is participatory. 

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation returns! New material, new show. Get set for another hot performance by the legendary Brighton-based nine-piece! Funky blues and soul, full horn section for that really BIG sound, these rare appearances by the band are frequently a sell-out, so book early and don’t miss out! 

Dusty Limits: Grin

Dusty Limits: Grin

For one sensational night only, cabaret legend Dusty Limits graced the stage of a very chilly Republic venue on Brighton’s seafront. With an opening number that cried for him to be aborted before he was born, it became immediately apparent that this was no ordinary show... 

BabbittBabbittBabbittBabbittBabbitt

BabbittBabbittBabbittBabbittBabbitt

Guitars, video, computer music and improvised live art combine in a multi-sensory celebration of Milton Babbitt's centenary. 'Soli e Duettini' is performed five times in different ways... 

101 Things to Do Before You Die

101 Things to Do Before You Die

Fast-paced, hilarious sketch comedy from Making Faces. Come and achieve your life’s dreams. (Catchy songs incl.) “Cry-with-laughter great” (Londonist), “Exhilarating and animated sketch” **** (Three Weeks) 

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Beautiful relaxing classical music for piano duet, including pieces by J.S. Bach and Schubert's glorious 'Rondo in A Major', plus one or two surprises played on St Nicholas Church's new Steinway grand piano by Zhanna Kemp and Norman Jacobs... 

How Eva Von Schnippisch Single-Handedly Won WW2

How Eva Von Schnippisch Single-Handedly Won WW2

The official secrets act is over and Eva is ready to set the record straight. Cabaret star turned spy is given the toughest mission of all: infiltrate to the top. Armed only with a ukulele, Eva tells a comedic story of love, frankfurters, the other Eva... 

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern folk music from Oudolin

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern folk music from Oudolin

Hastings-based Oudolin will be bringing you authentic music from a range of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries including Egypt, Syria, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey and Moorish Spain... 

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

This eight-piece soul and funk band just keeps getting better. They play a thrilling mix of classic and contemporary tracks – you're guaranteed to be dancing your socks off to their super-tight guitars, drums, bass, and horn section... 

A Cottage on Dartmoor with Live Score

A Cottage on Dartmoor with Live Score

This tense and atmospheric silent feature was directed by Anthony Asquith in 1929. Beautifully restored, the film will be presented with a live score, composed and performed by acclaimed pianist, Joss Peach... 

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brighton-based percussion and dance group, Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul, brings you a colourful and exciting array of dances and sounds from the North East of Brazil with a British touch. 

Pat Cahill: Panjandrum

Pat Cahill: Panjandrum

Pat Cahill brings his sellout 2015 Edinburgh show to Brighton Fringe. Slip into Pat’s bunker and whoof away your blues with this stupid wartime hero. One of Time Out Comedy’s top 10 shows of 2015... 

It's Bound to be Right on the Night

It's Bound to be Right on the Night

“Actually” Gay Men’s Chorus are celebrating their 10th anniversary with performances dating back to the very beginning. After their phenomenal concert with the London Gay Symphony Orchestra at the Brighton Dome in January, come and join them as guests from the past appear through the magic of Dr Who! 

The Six-Five Special

The Six-Five Special

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft will give an insight into Skiffle, a form of entertainment influenced by American and British folk and jazz music that encouraged do-it-yourself music in the young, and the growth of Rock 'n' Roll. 

Zrazy: New Album Tour

Zrazy: New Album Tour

The award-winning Irish duo of original soul/jazz/pop are back with their new album ‘The Art of Happy Accidents’. Winners of the GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian American Music Award) for Best Album in 2006... 

9

9

Rebelles is a folk, jazz and classical singing group of 9; Julia, Natalie, Michelle, Marina, Andrea, Meredith, Sibyl, Sally and Cat. 9 voices. 9 busy lives. 9 women with nothing in common but a shared joy in singing... 

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

The Brighton Showcase hosts the best in new and up-and-coming local talent every Wednesday evening at award-winning venue, The Brunswick. Seven or eight top-quality acts every week... 

Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

Standard Lamps, Tenderhooks, Idle Talk. An opportunity to see three great Brighton bands live and enjoy the screening of their latest music videos. If you like blues, rock, pop or mod and you like it live, then this is the business! Details on the Facebook events page, Sound and Vision. 

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Brighton's premier 'Jazz Jam' with Paul Richards. The Brunswick's professional house band leads the way for gifted amateurs and regular, unannounced, world-class soloists to come down and get on stage... 

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings give an outrageously honest yet totally sexy look at life with a vagina. They are committed to making women feel empowered, men feel educated and generally everyone having a naughty time... 

Groomed
BOBBY WINNER

Groomed

Groomed is an incredibly difficult show to watch but such a necessary one. The subject matter is abuse; abuse of a child and the effect that has had on his life. Harrowing to watch at times, it is full of pain but also bravery and is incredibly inspiring to watch... 

Laura Moody

Laura Moody

Wildly alternative ex-Elysian Quartet cellist, vocalist and Avant-Garde singer-songwriter, fascinated not only with words and songwriting, but also with sounds, noises and textures, Laura eschews laptops and loop pedals to explore what is possible using only solo cello and voice... 

DOUZE

DOUZE

In 2015 Pop Star XNTHONY and The Penny Slots were heading to Eurovision. Except they weren’t. Unphased, XNTHONY’s making (another) comeback. Equipped with glitter and host of potential bangers, they’re convinced they’ll make it to Eurovision... 

Soul Circus The Musical (Be in Your Feet!)

Soul Circus The Musical (Be in Your Feet!)

This original musical tells a fairytale about everyday life - the many voices telling us what to do and who to be. Who shall we listen to and how can we stand on our own two feet? Live music, comedy, poetry and dance... 

Song of Songs: We're All in This Together

Song of Songs: We're All in This Together

A choir meets to rehearse a song to make things better. Heartbeats synchronise when people sing together. But is harmony possible when the world feels precarious? This piece involves a 60 strong choir, live music and a verbatim text... 

250th Anniversary Concert

250th Anniversary Concert

The concert, which is being held in the synagogue, is in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the first recorded Jewish family who lived in Brighton at 22 East Street. The concert features the London Jewish Male Voice Choir, who will be performing traditional Jewish and other songs. 

Mingus Underground Octet

Mingus Underground Octet

The great Charles Mingus had a unique approach to music. The Mingus Underground Octet features some of the finest jazz and improvising musicians in the SE and London. Capturing the excitement and the spirit of Mingus’ music and giving audiences the opportunity to hear his unique legacy. 

We Are Stardust!

We Are Stardust!

Hullabaloo Community Quire presents 'We Are Stardust!' Join Hullabaloo and friends Robb Johnson, Naomi Bedford, Bela Emerson, Steven Grainger and WeBop choir, for a joyful celebration of the incredible life, inspiration and creative legacy of David Bowie... 

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 wrapped in lycra and the only artist who can pull off both Wagner and Xanadu... 

Fringe City

Fringe City

Get a taste for Brighton Fringe 2016 at our outdoor showcase. Expect crazy cabaret, tremendous theatre, live music, magic, dancing and much more. Visit our website for full line-up details. 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Love that frosty film or hate it, you’ll laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band. A fantastic family adventure featuring live music and physical comedy, 'Defrosted' is one big, bonkers blast of fun... 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

Pull on your spats and tassels and learn to Charleston like it’s 1929. The I Charleston girls will guide you through the A-Z of 20’s dance with a twist of jazz and a dash of electro-swing... 

Terry Pack's Trees plus The Cloggz

Terry Pack's Trees plus The Cloggz

Terry Pack’s Trees is an unfeasibly large ensemble, of up to 40 local musicians, which performs exciting, groove-based, new and original jazz. The Cloggz comprises some of the foremost musicians on the UK jazz scene today... 

Jimmy

Jimmy

Funny, poignant, sublime and ridiculous; an hour of singing and telling stories about Jimmy, a grandfather whose contrary and difficult life was instrumental in a grandson's embrace of pacifism... 

Dancing Shadows

Dancing Shadows

A stunning exhibition in a beautiful, spacious setting. Paintings and glass by Annelies Clarke and glass works by co-exhibitors Jose Heasman and Beth Midgley plus works by students of the Cedar Centre, Hollingdean... 

Bloco Branco Live

Bloco Branco Live

Urban bateria playing high-octane samba, funk and breakbeats with a soul-coaxing singer and a life-affirming, gotta-dance vibe. 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

Celebrating women in the brewing industry, we're dedicating three days to the finest brewster stouts, saisons, pilsners and pales. Alongside will be beer experts speaking, DJs and a live music street party on Saturday... 

The Late Show

The Late Show

Fancy more Fringe? Join us for the best in laid-back, late-night entertainment at The Warren. Every Tuesday, we host a Fringe pub quiz, and Wednesday to Sunday there’ll be all kinds of fun (planned and impromptu) in store, with comedy, cabaret, music and all manner of fabulous Fringe fare. 

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Share the excitement of ensemble performance of brand new works by young composers, with the Orchestra of Sound and Light. This public recording session presents music exploring the theme of ‘Noah’s Zoo’ by students at the East Sussex Academy of Music. 

Broadway Lunchbox

Broadway Lunchbox

A Musical Mash Up: West End and Broadway in under 50 minutes. A different show each week. 

Brighton Gay Men's Chorus and The Seven Deadly Sins

Brighton Gay Men's Chorus and The Seven Deadly Sins

Join Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus as they explore their dark side. What does it mean to be a glutton in a gay world? Ever been seduced into gorging on forbidden fruit? Lusting at the shrine of the unattainable or were you just too slothful? Join the Chorus if you're not too busy resisting temptation. 

Kings of the Jazz Trumpet with The SNC Big Band and Steve Waterman

Kings of the Jazz Trumpet with The SNC Big Band and Steve Waterman

The trumpet in the history of jazz featuring compositions and arrangements by the kings of jazz as well as new works. You’ll hear music by Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Roy Eldridge, Harry James, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard and more. 

Fringe Festivities at the North Laine Brewhouse

Fringe Festivities at the North Laine Brewhouse

Join us at the North Laine for a weekender of art, music, performance and general fringy goodness! We'll start on Friday evening and won't stop until Sunday night! Expect live art, original music, burlesque, fire, magic and DJs until 2am! 

An evening of Motown with Suprema

An evening of Motown with Suprema

Show-stopping Motown-covers act with three female vocalists who provide choreographed dance routines, costume changes and epic vocals! Performing only the best songs from Motown to get you up and dancing from the get go! They provide a dazzling show which will have you all off of your seats! 

James McDonnell: Beef

James McDonnell: Beef

It’s happening again. James McDonnell on a stage. It’ll be really good. You should come. He has a guitar and friends. “Musical comedian James McDonnell was equally unnerving and compulsive viewing as he fist-pumped his way through side-splitting songs and moments of completely unhinged inhibitions... 

Somewhere Under The Rainbow : The Liza Minnelli Story

Somewhere Under The Rainbow : The Liza Minnelli Story

Award-winning, 'one woman wonder', West End performer, Sharon Sexton. Set in the intimacy of her dressing room, Liza invites the audience to step beyond the footlights as she recounts tales, memories and secrets that make up a fascinating career...