Slooshy Wordshow

Slooshy Wordshow

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. 

The Stroop Effect

The Stroop Effect

The disparity between the promotional material put out by theatre groups and the reality of what they present to audiences is often quite staggering. 

Blooming

Blooming

Patrick Sandford is engaging, entertaining and certainly knows how to hold an audience. 

She Denied Nothing

She Denied Nothing

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 … 

Split

Split

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. 

(Non) Violent Communication

(Non) Violent Communication

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. 

Dot. Dot. Dot.

Dot. Dot. Dot.

“Shall I tell you a story?” a girl asks. 

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. 

Eve's Dawning: The Story of the Last Girl

Eve's Dawning: The Story of the Last Girl

‘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… 

purged

purged

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… 

Enter The Dragons
BOBBY WINNER

Enter The Dragons

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… 

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. 

Sexiety

Sexiety

Sex: we (almost) all do it, but we hardly talk about it. 

Ian Lane: If You Lived Here You'd Be Ian Lane By Now

Ian Lane: If You Lived Here You'd Be Ian Lane By Now

This show is about two things: home and the body. 

The Forecast

The Forecast

The Forecast is an engaging and informative piece of political theatre. 

Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th

Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th

Terriane Falcome offers a tour de force of writing and comedy, playing at the Theatre Box this Brighton Fringe. 

Olive and Bosie

Olive and Bosie

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… 

Donal Coonan: Mr Grebe Is Taking Your Class Today

Donal Coonan: Mr Grebe Is Taking Your Class Today

Sometimes you stumble on a stand-up so freshly funny that you remember why you started liking unknown comedy shows in the first place. 

Ingo's War

Ingo's War

This cosy story follows the adventures of Ingo, a dog on a mission to make his owners proud. 

I AM BEAST

I AM BEAST

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… 

BADD

BADD

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. 

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

On a lake somewhere not far away, a mother duck is sitting on her eggs. 

Obama & Me

Obama & Me

“I am a cog in the wheel of free movement. 

Moondial

Moondial

Even before she came to Belton, Minty had known she was a witch, or something very much like it. 

Landmines

Landmines

She’s suffocating in this atmosphere of hopelessness (aren’t we all?). 

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. 

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

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… 

Know Brexit

Know Brexit

“The UK has voted out. 

The Meebles Get The Show On The Road

The Meebles Get The Show On The Road

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… 

Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin

Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin

Kids these days! No one knows what they’re up to. 

Philip Pullman's The Ruby In The Smoke

Philip Pullman's The Ruby In The Smoke

Working in collaboration with Philip Pullman (creator of His Dark Materials), the bestselling novel comes to life on stage for the first time. 

A Remarkable Person

A Remarkable Person

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… 

Killer Cells

Killer Cells

A story of optimism and resilience. 

Spilt Milk Presents...

Spilt Milk Presents...

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. 

Between You and Me

Between You and Me

This Brighton-based forum theatre company produce thought-provoking performances about social and political matters, using storytelling, discussion, and re-enactment. 

Voice

Voice

A new one-woman show written and performed by Vikki Parker. 

Candid

Candid

To tell stories in unexpected ways; that is the promise that Wildkind Theatre makes in their tagline. 

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Unflinchingly honest journey to every mum. 

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Constance Lloyd is rarely remembered in literary history. 

The Lions Roar and Other Stories

The Lions Roar and Other Stories

Award-winning children’s theatre company brings you a collection of short stories that will entertain and delight young audiences. 

Catching the Ghost

Catching the Ghost

“I remember lying on my roof, utterly bewildered and for the first time sensed the ghost. 

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. 

Duker & Henderson: Soph Opera

Duker & Henderson: Soph Opera

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… 

The Elephant Girls

The Elephant Girls

Forget lovable rogues and artful dodgers, this uncomfortable monologue tells the true story of a London awash with criminal gangs in the interwar years. 

Fran & Leni

Fran & Leni

1976. 

Time Please

Time Please

‘Time Please’ is a darkly-comic play, set in a run-down pub in a deprived neighbourhood. 

Lambs to the s-Laughter

Lambs to the s-Laughter

Lambs to the s-Laughter showcases the very best of new comedy talent from around the UK. 

One Man and his Dog

One Man and his Dog

A dog is man’s best friend, and is for life. 

Cracked Tiles

Cracked Tiles

A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling fast food shop. 

By Myself

By Myself

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. 

Blocked

Blocked

“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… 

Mediocre as F**k

Mediocre as F**k

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. 

Marvellous Myths and Terrific Tales

Marvellous Myths and Terrific Tales

An evening filled with stories, duets and short plays, reworked and retold to delight, surprise and entertain. 

How to Walk Through Hell

How to Walk Through Hell

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… 

Nerdf**ker: A Solo Play with Bad Boundaries

Nerdf**ker: A Solo Play with Bad Boundaries

The spectators are early, her lover is late, and the players are due any minute. 

Five Card Stud

Five Card Stud

If the clients play nice, male escorting can be a pretty sweet gig. 

Steve Lee: Sit Down Stand Up!

Steve Lee: Sit Down Stand Up!

46 years in showbiz. 

Wood

Wood

I guess you planned to have fun on your spring break. 

Benny Hill's

Benny Hill's

Allan runs a drag bar in Spain. 

HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation

HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. 

The Missing Special

The Missing Special

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… 

Drawn To The Page

Drawn To The Page

An afternoon of creative writing, poetry and stories. 

Hidden Mother

Hidden Mother

In her mind Diana is a glamorous singer-raconteuse at a Petrograd nightclub, and Leon her accompanist. 

I'm The Hero of This Story

I'm The Hero of This Story

CTRL ALT DEL: Restart, Repeat, Restart, Repeat. 

How to be Good at Everything

How to be Good at Everything

Do you lack basic skills? Do you want to be good at everything? Then you should watch ‘How to be Good at Everything’. 

Sleeping Beauty & The Ewe's Duty

Sleeping Beauty & The Ewe's Duty

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. 

Fragments From Your Workplace

Fragments From Your Workplace

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… 

Re: Production

Re: Production

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… 

Mine

Mine

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… 

Woof Woof Meow Meow

Woof Woof Meow Meow

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… 

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,… 

Good People, Bad Day

Good People, Bad Day

Everyone has experienced the dreaded ‘bad day’ where nothing seems to work out. 

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 - 83yea… 

Underworlds

Underworlds

In this tapestry of storytelling, poetry and monologues from the afterlife, Arachne the weaver spins tales of darkness, death and feminine mystique. 

Tez Ilyas: Teztify (WiP)

Tez Ilyas: Teztify (WiP)

“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). 

Guy Wah: Professional Arsehole

Guy Wah: Professional Arsehole

‘Professional behaviour’: a series of actions deemed acceptable in the workplace. 

When My Time Comes

When My Time Comes

It’s the Swinging Sixties. 

Sweetmeat

Sweetmeat

Sigmund and Christian meet, and slot together like puzzle pieces. 

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Pianist/composer/musical-explorer Helen Burford performs a programme of global exotica and new commissions for solo piano, toy piano and Indian santoor. 

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… 

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

On February 22nd 1952, 50 strangers gathered in the vaults of BBC Stoke to hear a groundbreaking new comedy act. 

Living With George

Living With George

One Summer evening in 1952, a 21-year-old Margaret Williams enters a dance hall. 

Perfection In Progress

Perfection In Progress

You don’t have to be perfect. 

Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Next to Normal spin words, music, vocals and their sweet, sweet moves into sketch forms every damn day (after their day jobs). 

Buzz: A New Musical

Buzz: A New Musical

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… 

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

A courtroom in hell. 

Jane Postlethwaite: The House

Jane Postlethwaite: The House

Jane Postlethwaite (Funny Women and Squawker Award finalist 2015) brings her multi-character, one-woman show, ‘The House’, to Brighton. 

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 th… 

Open Sky present Scorched

Open Sky present Scorched

“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. 

John Pendal: How To Escape From Stuff

John Pendal: How To Escape From Stuff

Before John became a comedian he spent ten years as an amateur escape artist. 

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

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… 

Prelude to a Coat

Prelude to a Coat

“Elisabeth left me a note in her coat - I met her shortly after her death. 

Woman not fish

Woman not fish

Helen is the only insecure woman in the world trying to navigate through this thing called life. 

Mozzz!

Mozzz!

Mozzz! A week in the life of an undercover mosquito. 

Octopus

Octopus

Intelligent, funny and thought provoking theatre at The Warren. 

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 u… 

WMD Makes Everything Better

WMD Makes Everything Better

WMD Comedy is a three man sketch troupe with an online following for making strange and wonderful content. 

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. 

This Boy Tom

This Boy Tom

A brand-new musical by BBC Bursary winner Natalie Sexton. 

Ahtuf Kontrol

Ahtuf Kontrol

Improvised music accompanying improvised contemporary dance. 

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 fa… 

Protect and Survive

Protect and Survive

1984. 

Wet Bread

Wet Bread

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

Tree House

‘Tree House’ is an original idea devised by Bloody Nora Theatre exploring the relationship between two sisters estranged after their parents’ death. 

Pals

Pals

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… 

Rubber Ring

Rubber Ring

“I’m sixteen. 

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

The Other Realm brings Lovecraft’s classic short story to the stage for the first time. 

Spark Factory

Spark Factory

Seven brave and bold artists constructing the next big thing in theatre. 

I, Hooky

I, Hooky

‘I, Hooky’ is an hour-long, two-man, frantic and darkly comic quest between Olly Fry and the maniacal mad creation of J. 

Angel to Vampire!

Angel to Vampire!

Nigel Osner reveals a lifetime of yearnings through original songs and stories by characters ranging from an angel to a vampire. 

Fall of Duty

Fall of Duty

1916. 

So You Say

So You Say

The multi-talented writer and director Sam Chittenden has done it again. 

Jessica Fostekew: You Know What I Did Last Summer

Jessica Fostekew: You Know What I Did Last Summer

A brand-new show in preview from Jessica Fostekew. 

Gratiano

Gratiano

Bassanio has been murdered and, under suspicion, Gratiano is forced to revisit his Fascist past. 

Nicole Henriksen is Makin' It Rain

Nicole Henriksen is Makin' It Rain

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 … 

Stones

Stones

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… 

10 Steps To Happiness

10 Steps To Happiness

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… 

Still I Rise

Still I Rise

Former Candoco and Jasmin Vardimon Company dancer, Victoria Fox, presents her new work ‘Still I Rise’. 

The Poetry we Make

The Poetry we Make

“The man I love. 

The Hot Mess Method

The Hot Mess Method

‘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). 

And Love Walked In

And Love Walked In

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… 

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger is a damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way. 

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

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… 

At the Junction Cafe

At the Junction Cafe

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… 

Individual Medley

Individual Medley

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… 

Network Diagnostics

Network Diagnostics

New work from an exciting Irish theatre company. 

A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow

A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow

I, Marjorie Willmott (MA, PhD, MpDA), invite you to my very interesting and very important introductory lecture. 

MoMentum: A Motivational Mind-Reading Experience

MoMentum: A Motivational Mind-Reading Experience

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… 

Mobile

Mobile

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. 

Fémage à Trois

Fémage à Trois

Directed by Lou-Lou Mason. 

Life Without Dog

Life Without Dog

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. 

PASSPAWT

PASSPAWT

Out of the 29 years the amiable-natured Helena has been alive, 5 were spent in her birth country Slovakia and 24 in England. 

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

Inspired by the age-old legend ‘The Faerie Boy of Leith’, ‘Fallen Angel’ is a disturbing new supernatural thriller. 

Eglantyne

Eglantyne

Inspiring solo play about Eglantyne Jebb, a courageous, passionate, Edwardian human rights activist. 

They Built It. No One Came.

They Built It. No One Came.

Twelve years ago, Tobias and Alexander came together to form a spiritualist commune based on their shared visions of a peaceful and harmonious community. 

Gypsy Unveiled

Gypsy Unveiled

The famous musical ‘Gypsy’ captured everyone’s hearts when it was released. 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs for those that could never go home. 

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

One soldier’s story of coping with PTSD. 

Model Organisms

Model Organisms

She can save the human race. 

Un-Titled

Un-Titled

Facing both her 80th year and an unveiling of a new piece of artwork, artist Gert has a lot to think about. 

Something Rotten

Something Rotten

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… 

Ballistic

Ballistic

This is certainly not a light hearted show. 

The Daddy Blues

The Daddy Blues

Masculinity meets Artificial Intelligence in jukebox sci-fi ‘The Daddy Blues’. 

Tez Ilyas: Progress in Work

Tez Ilyas: Progress in Work

Edinburgh Fringe’s Funniest Newcomers 2015 (The Guardian). 

Here I Am

Here I Am

Actor Manuel Lavandera, Director Britt Forsberg. 

Mr Jordan's Funeral: In Absence of his Memory

Mr Jordan's Funeral: In Absence of his Memory

In loving memory of Mr Jordan, a darling husband, brother, lover, dickhead, mumbler and ghost. 

High as Sugar

High as Sugar

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. 

Samantha Pressdee: Sextremist (Work in Progress)

Samantha Pressdee: Sextremist (Work in Progress)

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… 

How to be a Girl

How to be a Girl

Darkly comic, ensemble theatre at its finest. 

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver writes and performs all of his own music. 

I do it to Break

I do it to Break

A piece of new writing by Royal Court Writers Programmes’ Isabel Sensier. 

BODIED

BODIED

Forget everything you think you know about battle rap. 

The Gary & Robert Blues

The Gary & Robert Blues

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/We Did

The Bump/We Did

‘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. 

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut is a fantastical hour of slapstick mayhem in the guise of a TV chat show. 

Now I'm a Big Boy!

Now I'm a Big Boy!

‘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. 

Inside/Persistence

Inside/Persistence

Inside: Two women, chained and imprisoned. 

Noiseless and Patient

Noiseless and Patient

Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1883 - home to L. 

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Two pieces of new British writing that have been produced by Bred in the Bone Theatre. 

Joshua Glavin: Growing Pains

Joshua Glavin: Growing Pains

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. 

Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight

Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight

Choreographer Ellie Aldegheri presents Lunas Dance Project in ‘Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight’, inspired by Carl Jung’s ‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections’ alongside feeling… 

A Graceful Dying

A Graceful Dying

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. 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for those that could never go home. 

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

London, 2014. 

Year Without Summer

Year Without Summer

May 1816. 

Waiting for Gandalf

Waiting for Gandalf

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 … 

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… 

The Merchant of New York

The Merchant of New York

“In christening shalt thou have two godfathers. 

Beautiful Ducks

Beautiful Ducks

 

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

A one-man drama about Indian chief, Crazy Horse that captures the high adventure of the Sioux Wars of the Wild West. 

Slow Left Arm: Left

Slow Left Arm: Left

Dom and Mark were a double act. 

Torn Apart (Dissolution)

Torn Apart (Dissolution)

‘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… 

Fool

Fool

He promises the earth, but only a Fool would trust the Magician. 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! This weird and wonderful family show for all ages will have kids storming the stage. 

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

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… 

My My Immortal

My My Immortal

Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way is the star of ‘My Immortal’, the world’s worst fanfiction. 

Roll Over Atlantic

Roll Over Atlantic

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… 

Eggs Collective present Late Night Love

Eggs Collective present Late Night Love

A tender and ridiculous show that clambers up your drainpipe with a rose between its teeth. 

Thorn

Thorn

Detailing the many instances of one finding a metaphorical thorn in their side, Tom Jordan’s first came when he was five. 

Decades

Decades

A new play by Leo Butler. 

Pluckley: the Musical

Pluckley: the Musical

In the heart of the Garden of England, in the small parish of Pluckley, all is not as it seems. 

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Eggs Collective Get A Round

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. 

Juliette Burton: Decision Time (Preview)

Juliette Burton: Decision Time (Preview)

Award-winning docu-comedian Juliette Burton must make a BIG decision. 

Still Lives by Ella Turk-Thompson/The Regina Monologues by Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer

Still Lives by Ella Turk-Thompson/The Regina Monologues by Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer

‘Still Lives’ hinges on a chance meeting between wheelchair-bound Harriet and lost boy, Fred. 

1 in 3

1 in 3

Life is more than the days you have left. 

The Excellence of Failure

The Excellence of Failure

The MA Performance and Visual Practices returns to the Marlborough Theatre for its annual show of surprise and delight. 

Alcopop Work in Progress

Alcopop Work in Progress

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. 

Hercules

Hercules

Twelve Labours, Sixty Minutes – One Man. 

Salmon and Wales

Salmon and Wales

A one-woman show exploring a young girl’s painful journey through domestic abuse. 

Helen

Helen

Although you may well have some early misgivings, Helen is a show to persevere with. 

Tom Goodliffe is Full of Beans: A Comedian's Guide to Coffee

Tom Goodliffe is Full of Beans: A Comedian's Guide to Coffee

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 Tit Show

A Tit Show

Our tits sing, dance and talk about how they’re made for f**king. 

Grey Skies

Grey Skies

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. 

A Little Prince

A Little Prince

An aeroplane crashes in the Sahara Desert. 

Meadow

Meadow

Time changes everything. 

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. 

Police Cops

Police Cops

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. 

Austen Empowered

Austen Empowered

Miss Juliet Smith (Amanda Stewart) is reluctantly entering the marriage market enthusiastically encouraged by her Aunt Roberta. 

Joan

Joan

Thoroughly entertaining, cleverly written and immaculately performed. 

A Glass of Nothing

A Glass of Nothing

Stand and hat, dressing table and mirror, decanter and glass: is this the archetypal room-on-a-stage? Emphatically, yes. 

Kelly Kingham: Home

Kelly Kingham: Home

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. 

Save Me A Balloon

Save Me A Balloon

Michael and Maria are an elderly couple, who receive the news that one has a terminal illness. 

I, Myself & Me

I, Myself & Me

My name is Rachael, I’m 36 years old and I’m from Nottingham. 

A Dirty Get-Away! by David Weedall

A Dirty Get-Away! by David Weedall

Stranded by severe snowstorms, three identically dressed strangers disturb the rural calm of a young woman in a remote Sussex cottage. 

Runts

Runts

To bully or be bullied? That is the question. 

Aloof!

Aloof!

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… 

Radio Foreplay

Radio Foreplay

B. 

Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

1966. 

The Brighton Killers

The Brighton Killers

‘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… 

Wake

Wake

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… 

Sex, Strokes, Death, Denial

Sex, Strokes, Death, Denial

Betty had a stroke. 

Limelight

Limelight

Just the usual open mic night at the Iron Duke. 

Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

‘Gods Are Fallen. 

Persona

Persona

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. 

The Half Life of Love

The Half Life of Love

The half life of love is forever - it remains toxic, poisoning life long after love is over. 

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Sponsored by the Portslade Furniture Warehouse, this show sees the web’s freshest comedy sketch act revitalised on stage. 

Hysterical

Hysterical

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… 

Winnie-the-Pooh and You

Winnie-the-Pooh and You

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. 

Swan Bake

Swan Bake

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… 

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

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… 

Begging To Differ

Begging To Differ

Daphna Baram, a middle-Eastern Mary Poppins, says it as it is. 

Classical Spectacular

Classical Spectacular

Sublime popular classics by celebrated British composers, featuring professional soloists and instrumentalists, amidst stunning surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Church. 

Transgendered Shakespeare

Transgendered Shakespeare

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… 

This Is Always The Result

This Is Always The Result

Gus Watcham hurries onto the stage as Kathy, looking frazzled, determined and slightly deranged. 

Altered Minds, Altered Realities

Altered Minds, Altered Realities

“Heart thumping. 

Secret Innuendos

Secret Innuendos

Welcome to The Claremont Hotel, where strangers come and strangers go and some may stay for longer. 

Not Yet Suffragette

Not Yet Suffragette

Time is of the essence in this absolutely faultless performance from EntreprenHER Productions. 

Insomnia

Insomnia

It’s said that two fasting, sleepless nights are all that separates us from savagery. 

Mocketh The Weak

Mocketh The Weak

Curious Cloud presents ‘Mocketh The Weak’, the gameshow that pits wicked wits against hapless saps. 

BackStories

BackStories

A bar stool. 

Echoes

Echoes

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 … 

Golem

Golem

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… 

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon

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… 

We Come in Peace

We Come in Peace

Your quick wits and sharp tongue are all that stand between Earth and total destruction. 

Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario

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. 

Aphrodite in Flippers

Aphrodite in Flippers

Georgie’s 40th birthday, her friends spy something strange lodged in her ear. 

Cut

Cut

Tanglehead Productions & Spiral Arts present ‘Cut’. 

New Act Night

New Act Night

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. 

The Marked

The Marked

The Marked follows Jack’s crusade against the haunting demons that follow his life living rough on the streets of London. 

Groomed
BOBBY WINNER

Groomed

Groomed is an incredibly difficult show to watch but such a necessary one. 

Necessity

Necessity

‘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. 

A Talent for Lying

A Talent for Lying

Set in a cafe, this helping from Octopus Soup Theatre initially provides nothing that an audience wouldn’t have seen before. 

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. 

Hetty the King (and Other Women I Have Loved)

Hetty the King (and Other Women I Have Loved)

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. 

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. 

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The SMASH HIT family musical returns to Brighton. 

James Veitch: Work in Progress

James Veitch: Work in Progress

Thematically loose, structurally tenuous. 

Deep in The Heart of Me

Deep in The Heart of Me

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. 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

Pull on your spats and tassels and learn to Charleston like it’s 1929. 

A Fête Worse Than Death

A Fête Worse Than Death

A one-woman character comedy show set in the village fête in Llanfairchwaraesboncen, Wales. 

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. 

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More! LOVE

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More! LOVE

An intimate, audience-collaborative theatre show with projected imagery and text messaging, exploring love, desire and dating with your clothes on. 

Mummy or The Art of Saying Goodbye

Mummy or The Art of Saying Goodbye

A cathartic and corrosively funny new play about a young professor who has shrouded herself in studies to numb the pain of grieving. 

A Good Jew

A Good Jew

Frankfurt 1938: Jewish pianist Sol and Aryan violinist Hilda are lovers. 

Myra

Myra

“I was a normal human being for 18 years before I met Ian”. 

The Bula Loop

The Bula Loop

A darkly comic new play about a family living with autism. 

Contemporary Retrospective

Contemporary Retrospective

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 Open Studio

Albert Mews Open Studio

Albert Mews Studio opens its doors for five weekends this May, hosting an array of returning and new designer talent. 

(The Boy with) Green Hair Poems

(The Boy with) Green Hair Poems

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.