Inspired by the events of Sophocles’ Antigone, Greek theatre veterans Actors of Dionysus chose to examine the actions of two women who are unable to explain the whereabouts of …
‘Eve’s Dawning’ combines storytelling, live music and animation to tell the dystopian fairy tale of Eve, the last girl in the world, as she navigates a post-apocalyptic waste…
‘Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze’ follows the story of the old man who never (hardly ever) sneezed.
Walking into The Warren’s Studio 2 to the sounds of Vengaboys, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani, it was clear I was in for an hour-long nostalgia hit.
This show is about two things: home and the body.
Sex: we (almost) all do it, but we hardly talk about it.
On a lake somewhere not far away, a mother duck is sitting on her eggs.
“Shall I tell you a story?” a girl asks.
“I am a cog in the wheel of free movement.
She’s suffocating in this atmosphere of hopelessness (aren’t we all?).
Even before she came to Belton, Minty had known she was a witch, or something very much like it.
The disparity between the promotional material put out by theatre groups and the reality of what they present to audiences is often quite staggering.
A story of optimism and resilience.
to know how to recognise the occult in your child? How to be vigilant for signs of Satan? Hoping for practical tips to drive the Devil out? This is the educational lecture for you.
Kids these days! No one knows what they’re up to.
“The UK has voted out.
Working in collaboration with Philip Pullman (creator of His Dark Materials), the bestselling novel comes to life on stage for the first time.
This critically-acclaimed, award-winning Norwegian (but performed in English) play philosophises: Do we humans really have a deep need for an identity, or is this need utter nonsen…
Spilling, dripping and leaking comedy from every angle, come and join Spilt Milk, a brand-new sketch group, for their exciting show, packed with original new comedy writing.
Be different! Join the Meebles on their madcap adventures in a circus van, racing against time to save the children from all being made the same by Von Zalatan and his virtual o…
A chair, a poetry book, a man, and a bottle of water to wet his whistle – other than these there is no set and the stage is bare.
A new one-woman show written and performed by Vikki Parker.
This Brighton-based forum theatre company produce thought-provoking performances about social and political matters, using storytelling, discussion, and re-enactment.
How funny is Non Violent Communication? Apparently, NVC is a way of talking which involves getting your needs met, as well as the needs of others.
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.
“I remember lying on my roof, utterly bewildered and for the first time sensed the ghost.
Unflinchingly honest journey to every mum.
In this exhilarating, disturbing exploration of the human mind, there is a cornucopia of theatrical styles, from the visually spectacular, breathtaking use of puppetry, to the slic…
Deeply meaningful and uncomfortably honest at times, purged presents Alex (Orla Sanders) and his desire and failure to verbally explain his mental health problems to the audience…
Award-winning children’s theatre company brings you a collection of short stories that will entertain and delight young audiences.
Constance Lloyd is rarely remembered in literary history.
Two of the UK’s best new comics, Sophie Duker (Funny Women finalist 2015) and Sophie Henderson (SYTYF? finalist 2016) ride into Brighton for an unrelentingly hilarious hour of subv…
This cosy story follows the adventures of Ingo, a dog on a mission to make his owners proud.
‘Late to the Party’ is an autobiographical romp on a mid-life diagnosis of ADHD and Dyslexia in two women.
In a time of pre-war political tension, gone are the days of frothy fashion journalism for Pamela More, a feisty and glamorous Times journalist who stubbornly prioritises haute-c…
A dog is man’s best friend, and is for life.
Sometimes you stumble on a stand-up so freshly funny that you remember why you started liking unknown comedy shows in the first place.
Lambs to the s-Laughter showcases the very best of new comedy talent from around the UK.
‘Time Please’ is a darkly-comic play, set in a run-down pub in a deprived neighbourhood.
Known for his highly imaginative and hilarious writing, and as a natural born performer, Addy brings a new show of his unique style of comedy to Brighton Fringe.
A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling fast food shop.
An evening filled with stories, duets and short plays, reworked and retold to delight, surprise and entertain.
Allan runs a drag bar in Spain.
I guess you planned to have fun on your spring break.
In this two-hander from the American creative team behind last year’s ‘Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder’, Lucy Turner, an ambitious young woman, begins displaying bizarre symptoms o…
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mediocre of them all? In his 2016 debut show, Gavin shared the story of his struggle to accept the reality of his own mediocrity.
To tell stories in unexpected ways; that is the promise that Wildkind Theatre makes in their tagline.
46 years in showbiz.
If the clients play nice, male escorting can be a pretty sweet gig.
The spectators are early, her lover is late, and the players are due any minute.
An afternoon of creative writing, poetry and stories.
Brighton writer Richard Hearn’s comedy/drama asks the question “If you could replay a key moment in your life, what would you do differently?” ‘The Missing Special’ won the R…
Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage.
Forget lovable rogues and artful dodgers, this uncomfortable monologue tells the true story of a London awash with criminal gangs in the interwar years.
The Super Sheep are back in a new adventure! Shadwell must help three friends (a brave fairy, a reluctant sheep and a bonkers pig) save a Sleeping Beauty.
On an epic adventure to halt ageing in its tracks, writers and performers Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards swim the sea of apology, march the bridge of tears and conquer the dark de…
In her mind Diana is a glamorous singer-raconteuse at a Petrograd nightclub, and Leon her accompanist.
Do you lack basic skills? Do you want to be good at everything? Then you should watch ‘How to be Good at Everything’.
CTRL ALT DEL: Restart, Repeat, Restart, Repeat.
Writer/director Sofia Rendall and a cast of Sussex University students bring you a brand new satirical piece in several parts that each parody business culture and its various inad…
Patrick Sandford is engaging, entertaining and certainly knows how to hold an audience.
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,…
“Bye!”, Kate (Laura Curnick) chirps as a disgruntled man with a beer leaves from the front row ten minutes into the set, a rather awkward start to Blocked, which is followed by…
Described as ‘a stand-up comedy brought to you by pet-loving funny guys Simone Belshaw and James Sarek’ in the Caroline of Brunswick’s 2017 Summer Comedy Guide, this performa…
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 - 83yea…
“Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” (The Guardian).
‘Professional behaviour’: a series of actions deemed acceptable in the workplace.
In this tapestry of storytelling, poetry and monologues from the afterlife, Arachne the weaver spins tales of darkness, death and feminine mystique.
Sigmund and Christian meet, and slot together like puzzle pieces.
It’s the Swinging Sixties.
Pianist/composer/musical-explorer Helen Burford performs a programme of global exotica and new commissions for solo piano, toy piano and Indian santoor.
One Summer evening in 1952, a 21-year-old Margaret Williams enters a dance hall.
Next to Normal spin words, music, vocals and their sweet, sweet moves into sketch forms every damn day (after their day jobs).
A courtroom in hell.
Winner of the 2016 Stella Wilkie Award and the 2016 Eddies Award, BUZZ is a hilarious musical journey through the history of the vibrator and a brutally honest story of a singleton…
You don’t have to be perfect.
On February 22nd 1952, 50 strangers gathered in the vaults of BBC Stoke to hear a groundbreaking new comedy act.
Jane Postlethwaite (Funny Women and Squawker Award finalist 2015) brings her multi-character, one-woman show, ‘The House’, to Brighton.
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 th…
After the roaring success of JoJo Bellini’s ‘Kitchen Cabaret’ at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe in 2016, the salacious songstress brings to Brighton a brand-new, and much naug…
Before John became a comedian he spent ten years as an amateur escape artist.
“Elisabeth left me a note in her coat - I met her shortly after her death.
What do you do when your child has been arrested for something unspeakable? Can you still love them even if they’re a monster? This is what the unique and creative minds behind P…
Mozzz! A week in the life of an undercover mosquito.
Helen is the only insecure woman in the world trying to navigate through this thing called life.
Improvised music accompanying improvised contemporary dance.
A fun and informative play from the female-led White Slate Theatre company, White Slate performed Re: Production (not literally) for the final time at the Brighton Fringe on Saturd…
“Stories can conquer fear, you know.
WMD Comedy is a three man sketch troupe with an online following for making strange and wonderful content.
A brand-new musical by BBC Bursary winner Natalie Sexton.
Intelligent, funny and thought provoking theatre at The Warren.
“There’s some pain you can’t grit your teeth through”, is something said by the sole performer in Scorched as he reflects on his time during WWII.
Adele can’t work out how the Tories are in power – everyone she knows voted Labour, and don’t get her started on Brexit.
‘Tree House’ is an original idea devised by Bloody Nora Theatre exploring the relationship between two sisters estranged after their parents’ death.
‘I, Hooky’ is an hour-long, two-man, frantic and darkly comic quest between Olly Fry and the maniacal mad creation of J.
Terriane Falcome offers a tour de force of writing and comedy, playing at the Theatre Box this Brighton Fringe.
Nigel Osner reveals a lifetime of yearnings through original songs and stories by characters ranging from an angel to a vampire.
Everyone has experienced the dreaded ‘bad day’ where nothing seems to work out.
Seven brave and bold artists constructing the next big thing in theatre.
The Other Realm brings Lovecraft’s classic short story to the stage for the first time.
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…
New writing about the Great War, this poignant, funny play follows the story of innocent and enthusiastic men who volunteer their services to Britain after Kitchener’s call to arms…
The Forecast is an engaging and informative piece of political theatre.
A brand-new show in preview from Jessica Fostekew.
Bassanio has been murdered and, under suspicion, Gratiano is forced to revisit his Fascist past.
After sell-out shows and rave reviews across Australia, and following a buzzing Edinburgh Fringe run in association with Underbelly Untapped, alternative comedian Nicole Henriksen …
The cramped prison cell under Brighton’s Town Hall once more plays host to 368 Theatre Company’s trilogy of jail-based plays, which includes the sad tale of Olive and Bosi…
What happens when you move a 12-year-old girl from Basingstoke to a remote corner of Southern Africa? Join Katrina on an energetic, poetic journey as she discovers boys, boob…
Homegrown Buckle Collective hits Brighton Fringe with a new, experimental black comedy At times moving, at times hilarious, ‘At the Junction Cafe’ is a battle of the generations…
Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand new show, Super Cally Fragil…
Mr Danger is a damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way.
How many times can you fall in love? How many people can you love at the same time? These questions arise when certain uninvited guests call, disrupting the comfortable lives of an…
‘Hot Mess’ is a very serious sketch comedy duo consisting of Anna Piper (Funny Women’s One to Watch 2016) and Max Levine (Radio 4 Newsjack, Cambridge Footlights).
Former Candoco and Jasmin Vardimon Company dancer, Victoria Fox, presents her new work ‘Still I Rise’.
“The man I love.
Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs for those that could never go home.
A lengthy incarceration, a war outside of the prison walls, and two forgotten prisoners losing their grip on time and reality, Stones is essentially a slow unravelling of two cha…
The famous musical ‘Gypsy’ captured everyone’s hearts when it was released.
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.
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 u…
The multi-talented writer and director Sam Chittenden has done it again.
Twelve years ago, Tobias and Alexander came together to form a spiritualist commune based on their shared visions of a peaceful and harmonious community.
Inspiring solo play about Eglantyne Jebb, a courageous, passionate, Edwardian human rights activist.
Inspired by the age-old legend ‘The Faerie Boy of Leith’, ‘Fallen Angel’ is a disturbing new supernatural thriller.
One soldier’s story of coping with PTSD.
Following a sell-out performance of Katherine Chandler’s ‘Hood’ at the National’s Dorfman Theatre, Found in the Forest return with a new world premiere.
Out of the 29 years the amiable-natured Helena has been alive, 5 were spent in her birth country Slovakia and 24 in England.
Directed by Lou-Lou Mason.
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 fa…
Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre.
Experience the power of a live motivational mind-reading show! Combining techniques used by motivational speakers, magicians, and stage mind-readers, Phil Ainsworth is ‘The MoMenta…
I, Marjorie Willmott (MA, PhD, MpDA), invite you to my very interesting and very important introductory lecture.
New work from an exciting Irish theatre company.
She can save the human race.
There is more to life than happiness, right? A not-so-perfect guide to happiness is explored in this one-woman show, written and performed by Yvette May who, after finding hersel…
Masculinity meets Artificial Intelligence in jukebox sci-fi ‘The Daddy Blues’.
Samantha’s a radical feminist, political activist and very funny (maybe not always for the ‘right’ reasons)! Join her for an hour of topless comedy in support of the Free the N…
Edinburgh Fringe’s Funniest Newcomers 2015 (The Guardian).
Darkly comic, ensemble theatre at its finest.
Actor Manuel Lavandera, Director Britt Forsberg.
In loving memory of Mr Jordan, a darling husband, brother, lover, dickhead, mumbler and ghost.
Inspired by the true life of Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn, ‘High As Sugar’ is a one-person musical about a trans woman living in 1970 New York City.
Maxx Silver writes and performs all of his own music.
A piece of new writing by Royal Court Writers Programmes’ Isabel Sensier.
Forget everything you think you know about battle rap.
A funny, angry and poignant story of one man using his creation of a new stand-up comedy act to find a path through his confused and damaged mind; and reconnect with the world.
‘The Bump’: What would you choose between, a new life, or your own? A compelling piece highlighting the mental and physical torment of your not-so-average woman.
‘Now I’m a Big Boy!’ is written, produced and performed by young people, tackling issues of growing up and the problems surrounding sexual consent.
Tonight We Strut is a fantastical hour of slapstick mayhem in the guise of a TV chat show.
He’s been called “dancer to watch” by The World Dances, represented GB in the Tap World Championships and even danced for the Royal Family.
Inside: Two women, chained and imprisoned.
Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1883 - home to L.
Two pieces of new British writing that have been produced by Bred in the Bone Theatre.
Choreographer Ellie Aldegheri presents Lunas Dance Project in ‘Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight’, inspired by Carl Jung’s ‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections’ alongside feeling…
How do the dying do their dying? What is this end-of-life thing all about? This show asks questions about dying, has no answers about living.
Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for those that could never go home.
Something Rotten, not to be confused with the 2015 Broadway musical of the same name, is this time Hamlet’s villainous uncle, Claudius’s version of events, told as if he wer…
This is certainly not a light hearted show.
“In christening shalt thou have two godfathers.
‘Torn Apart (Dissolution)’ is about talking to your lover, drinking beer, ultimate rejection, the white picket fence fantasy, sexuality, the rules of being on a visa, The Berlin Wa…
A one-man drama about Indian chief, Crazy Horse that captures the high adventure of the Sioux Wars of the Wild West.
He promises the earth, but only a Fool would trust the Magician.
Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! This weird and wonderful family show for all ages will have kids storming the stage.
Dom and Mark were a double act.
A tender and ridiculous show that clambers up your drainpipe with a rose between its teeth.
Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way is the star of ‘My Immortal’, the world’s worst fanfiction.
Join award-winning Caribbean-British poet John Agard in this quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World Enterprise of Christopher Columbus, on a voyage in verse performed again…
Award-winning docu-comedian Juliette Burton must make a BIG decision.
Back by popular demand! Pinned on the arse-end of a night out, ‘Eggs Collective Get A Round’ is a show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face.
In the heart of the Garden of England, in the small parish of Pluckley, all is not as it seems.
‘Still Lives’ hinges on a chance meeting between wheelchair-bound Harriet and lost boy, Fred.
If like me you find an Irish accent a wondrous tool capable, in a single crank, of spinning the very stars in the gutter, and if, like me also, you enjoy nothing better than a bi…
Life is more than the days you have left.
The MA Performance and Visual Practices returns to the Marlborough Theatre for its annual show of surprise and delight.
Paul unveils his story of having no home, no job and two children, but these being the least of his problems, in what will become his Edinburgh Fringe debut hour.
Twelve Labours, Sixty Minutes – One Man.
Being bustled and barged out of the way on entering the theatre was a novel experience as a bucket hat, backpack and zip up hoody darted past the queue to desperately claim his …
A one-woman show exploring a young girl’s painful journey through domestic abuse.
An award-winning comedian and writer for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, Tom brews up his brand new show all about coffee.
A contemporary drama that follows Danny and Lisa as they struggle to make ends meet. After some unexpected news, watch our story unfold as our couple are forced down a dark path.
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…
Our tits sing, dance and talk about how they’re made for f**king.
Time changes everything.
An aeroplane crashes in the Sahara Desert.
They say “there’s no place like it” and I know it’s “where the heart is” but I don’t care - I don’t want to go home.
Michael and Maria are an elderly couple, who receive the news that one has a terminal illness.
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.
My name is Rachael, I’m 36 years old and I’m from Nottingham.
Stranded by severe snowstorms, three identically dressed strangers disturb the rural calm of a young woman in a remote Sussex cottage.
Miss Juliet Smith (Amanda Stewart) is reluctantly entering the marriage market enthusiastically encouraged by her Aunt Roberta.
This stand-up comedy show contains 3 types of sneezes; 3 impressions of screensavers; 4 impressions of toilet seats; 6 rejected Fire Exit sign designs; 1 short play about car indic…
Stand and hat, dressing table and mirror, decanter and glass: is this the archetypal room-on-a-stage? Emphatically, yes.
The half life of love is forever - it remains toxic, poisoning life long after love is over.
Betty had a stroke.
Just the usual open mic night at the Iron Duke.
Sponsored by the Portslade Furniture Warehouse, this show sees the web’s freshest comedy sketch act revitalised on stage.
Although you may well have some early misgivings, Helen is a show to persevere with.
Detailing the many instances of one finding a metaphorical thorn in their side, Tom Jordan’s first came when he was five.
When a controversial MP dies, internet trolls compete to be the quickest to comment. Meanwhile, his daughters attempt to manage the hatred of their father, and each other.
‘Gods Are Fallen.
Thoroughly entertaining, cleverly written and immaculately performed.
If you have known Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and all their forest friends, David Benedictus, who wrote the only officially sanctioned sequel to A.
Daphna Baram, a middle-Eastern Mary Poppins, says it as it is.
Sublime popular classics by celebrated British composers, featuring professional soloists and instrumentalists, amidst stunning surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Church.
Hysterical is a dark comedy exploring the boundaries of mental health and wellbeing in today’s corporate reality, where work-life balance often equals yoga, medication and therap…
Communication? Between a father and a child? How difficult can that be? Communication? Between a father and a transgender child? How much of a nightmare can that be? After 400 ye…
What do you get when an impressionable young writer moves into a London squat with a couple of crack addict ballerinas and a pack of rats? Swan Bake! This mash-up of song, dance…
With tight abs, even tighter moves and slick choreography, Police Cops runs at a pace that will make your head spin and is silly, fun and very entertaining.
Welcome to The Claremont Hotel, where strangers come and strangers go and some may stay for longer.
To bully or be bullied? That is the question.
Curious Cloud presents ‘Mocketh The Weak’, the gameshow that pits wicked wits against hapless saps.
A bar stool.
The Hiccup Project were the darlings of the 2015 Brighton Fringe with their show May-We-Go-Round, winning awards and accolades in abundance and that holy grail of all Fringe art…
Georgie’s 40th birthday, her friends spy something strange lodged in her ear.
An expert juggler, an acrobat and dancer, a musician and inventor, and a brave warrioress present an archive of 23 thoughts about conflict, collected over a single year.
Your quick wits and sharp tongue are all that stand between Earth and total destruction.
Ever wondered what would happen if Shakespeare was kidnapped by a crazed fairy king in an enchanted forest? With the fate of the Bard and his mystical infinity quill in the balance…
It’s time to spot future stars, as the latest fledglings from Jill Edwards’ comedy workshops at Komedia take the stage for their first time.
Tanglehead Productions & Spiral Arts present ‘Cut’.
Gus Watcham hurries onto the stage as Kathy, looking frazzled, determined and slightly deranged.
Time is of the essence in this absolutely faultless performance from EntreprenHER Productions.
‘Necessity’ is a compelling new play by writer and director Paul Macauley, about our need to hold onto ideals and what we create in the world when our needs go unmet.
Golem is an intense experience that proves being taken out of the normal fringe comfort zone of cabaret or comedy is what makes Brighton such an interesting and divers…
The SMASH HIT family musical returns to Brighton.
Facing both her 80th year and an unveiling of a new piece of artwork, artist Gert has a lot to think about.
This original musical tells a fairytale about everyday life - the many voices telling us what to do and who to be.
A show inspired by Hetty King (an emblematic, early 20th century drag king), which embraces the possibility of women making connections across stages, in time.
A choir meets to rehearse a song to make things better.
Thematically loose, structurally tenuous.
The Marked follows Jack’s crusade against the haunting demons that follow his life living rough on the streets of London.
A one-woman character comedy show set in the village fête in Llanfairchwaraesboncen, Wales.
On holiday in Greece, Janet meets the woman of her dreams in a suit and tie singing Frank Sinatra songs, but it’s not all plain sailing.
Groomed is an incredibly difficult show to watch but such a necessary one.
Pull on your spats and tassels and learn to Charleston like it’s 1929.
Wake is an original new work written and directed by Kevin Wilson who has brought his company over from the Isle of Wight for their first ever Fringe and indeed first foray off t…
‘Brighton looks like a town helping the police with their enquiries’ quotes our white-coated guide at the top of the stairs in Brighton Town hall and raises a laugh as she intro…
It’s said that two fasting, sleepless nights are all that separates us from savagery.
Frankfurt 1938: Jewish pianist Sol and Aryan violinist Hilda are lovers.
An intimate, audience-collaborative theatre show with projected imagery and text messaging, exploring love, desire and dating with your clothes on.
A cathartic and corrosively funny new play about a young professor who has shrouded herself in studies to numb the pain of grieving.
Set in a cafe, this helping from Octopus Soup Theatre initially provides nothing that an audience wouldn’t have seen before.
Share the excitement of ensemble performance of brand new works by young composers, with the Orchestra of Sound and Light.
Floating down from Scotland, the Gilded Balloon, one of Edinburgh Fringe’s biggest venues, has brought a show of such magnitude onto its unsuspecting Brighton audiences that the …
“I was a normal human being for 18 years before I met Ian”.
A darkly comic new play about a family living with autism.
A joint exhibition over two floors by Brighton artists Patrick O’Donnell and Dawei Zhang featuring recent works upstairs, and a selection of work by both, spanning the last ten yea…
Albert Mews Studio opens its doors for five weekends this May, hosting an array of returning and new designer talent.
A light broadcasts from Mars. At first it falters, is interfered with, then it becomes clear. It is The Boy with Green Hair, anti-war. A short film.