Things were warming up at the Spiegeltent Bosco as the pre-Eurovision party crowd was ready for some afternoon goofs and giggles.
“And yet it moves,” repeats Galileo Galilei over and over again, convinced that he has proved beyond any reasonable doubt that the earth moves around the sun, not the other way…
If you looked up the dictionary definition of a variety show, Johnny MacAulay’s Man of a Thousand Farces should be there.
Betsy had a plan.
Losing your wits and your Christmas spirit? Feel hollow and need a break? Drop everything for half an hour and watch Another Christmas, a musical short film celebrating otherness a…
The mother of all mistaken identity comedies, The Comedy of Errors gets a lockdown makeover in the hands of the bilingual theatre group The Blind Cupid Shakespeare Company.
Everyone has an opinion about Andy Warhol.
Alexithymia is a short play about conflicting human emotions and the disability to connect with your inner feelings.
What can an aspiring popstar do to get her big break and rise to stardom? Faking brain cancer might not be your first guess, but that is exactly what Simone Hamilton did.
One worry has kept me awake at night: What happened to Wonderland after Alice returned home? I’m about to find out, as me and my fellow rabbit hole divers play the part of Alice …
What do Silence of the lambs, Psycho and Texas Chain Saw Massacre have in common? The characters of Buffalo Bill, Norman Bates and Leatherface are all based on the real-life killer…
Do you think that most fringe shows are utter rubbish? That you can write a better script? Well, here’s your chance! In #txtshow, if you don’t like the script, just blame yours…
Bounce, bounce, bounce, flip, bounce, bounce, double flip.
Is artificial intelligence here to save us or to destroy us? Is the future more like Cameron’s Terminator or Spielberg’s A.
Professor Edvard Von Goosechaser is the leading 17th Century monsterologist promising to entertain us with his Anglo-Saxon insult-based humour.
Oh no, Agent November is captured and held prisoner by the evil mastermind Marty Orri.
Everything about A Red Square is different.
How do you live after your sister dies by her own hand? You mourn.
The first rule about a Dada performance is that you don’t start one with the history of Dada.
What do tomatoes, banjos and a recovering executive have in common? Keith Alessi, who used to consume excessive amounts of tomatoes and had 52 banjos in his closet, but couldn’t …
I knew it! This is what the Scottish lassies have been up to during lockdown.
When Covid-19 is up, the economy down and Brexit looming around the corner, you need clown therapy.
The 72-year-old cabaret performer Nigel Osner knows a thing or two about ageing and self-isolating during the pandemic.
If you think that it’s important to know where your towel is, and you know the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, then I have a treat for you.
Gerard Branson has been murdered.
In their Opera Gala Concert, the Sussex Symphony Orchestra is celebrating some of opera’s most iconic heroes and heroines and their wicked stories of lust, passion, death and betra…
It’s hard to resist chocolate in any shape or form, but it’s downright impossible when you’re talking about Le Gateau Chocolat.
'Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble, and if I stay it will be double.
The end is nigh, reads the plaque, but it’s only the beginning.
A man wearing a black suit walks on stage.
You awake to find yourself in a dark room.
Bless me Father, for I have sinned.
Who would win a fight between Shakespeare, Captain James T.
Laying your hands on a cult classic is a daunting task, especially when you are dealing with HP Lovecraft’s much loved gothic fiction.
Ahoy sailor! Have your days been feeling empty and meaningless since the Pirates of the Caribbean films dried out? Now you can board the Red Rubber Duckie pirate ship and feast you…
Shit-faced Shakespeare is one of those things you either love or hate, a bit like Stilton cheese or anchovies.
Let’s get the review part over and done with; this was going to be a five star review from the moment I saw the title Joe Black - Touch of Evil: A Celebration of Villainy in Song…
Tonight was Brighton's chance to show the size of its heart – and its wallet.
You know those brilliant ideas you get after last orders, and then in the morning you’re like, what was I thinking? This show must have been one of them: “Hey guys, what if we …
Come one, come all! Seaside Sideshow invites us to step back into a Victorian-era celebration of music hall, vaudeville and variety; a place occupied by magicians, showgirls and st…
It’s the Bank Holiday weekend and the weather is scorchio! Perfect time to hit the beach.
Sexy provocateur Veronica
Blacklace is back with seasoned cabaret talent and fresh faces from her own
Warning: this review contains numerous cheesy
James Bond puns.
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
Barrera is what a clown AA meeting would look like.
Gerry Cottle has been making British circus history ever since he ran away to join the circus at the age of 15.
Griffin and Jones – the self-proclaimed Ant & Dec of this comedy price range – delivered an action-packed hour of illusions, stunts and magical life hacks.
On the hottest day of the year, the Warren was worlds apart from the shady alleyways of Victorian London.
Pardon me, but The Gin Whore Tour may have affected my ability to form coherent sentences.
If you thought Brighton Fringe had been
a little short in supply of freaks this year, then these five guys from London
are set to prove you wrong.
The atmospheric Spiegeltent was bursting at the seams as the three
tenors took the stage and the audience with their sunny, easy-going manner.
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…
It’s Friday the 13th and I am about to be trapped inside a slightly claustrophobic metal container with an unsuspecting audience by a group who call themselves Casual Violence, w…
Tales of Sin proclaims malice,
seduction, lust and vengeance, so count me in! This six for the price of one
variety show, spans a wide spectrum of genres – musical, opera, vers…
Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy regains girl, and they live happily ever after.
I love ghost stories but I have never heard one quite like this.
This was my first close encounter with the Lady Boys; I’ve never
been to Bangkok, but I’ve seen The Hangover II.
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
Let’s see: an alchemist receives a bad book review and enacts his revenge by first driving the reviewer mad and then making him commit suicide.
Britain’s got some talent and it’s right here at the Spiegeltent.
Warning: this operatic cabaret contains no nudity in spite of its name.
To be or not to be? That is yet again the question.
How does a hazelnut end up in a walnut tree? Who wins the duel between a Mexican bandit and an American cowboy? And most importantly: does it hurt more to be hit by an imaginary st…
Five actors in their pyjamas create a show from audience anecdotes, bringing them to life with their expressions, postures and words.
Twenty years is a long time.
There’s no circus like the Moscow State Circus.
I’ve never actually met Simon Jay.
Claptrap, as in absurd or nonsensical talk, sounds like a perfect starting point for an interesting Fringe night.
Is there anything these two can’t do? I doubt it.
Have you ever wanted to play God? The New Ten Commandments is probably the closest you’ll ever get.
The sci-fi comedy/drama Beauty’s Legacy is a futuristic version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
It was a dark and stormy night in Brighton.
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