Squeezebox and Beats

Squeezebox and Beats

The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam spent many years in the south of France before settling in Portland, Oregon in 2014. 

Virgin Xtravaganzah

Virgin Xtravaganzah

She’s the Virgin Mary and she’s on a mission to find herself outside the confines of the church. 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

“A renaissance man in a suitcase. 

Bubble and Squeeze

Bubble and Squeeze

The Amazing Bubble Man with accordion diva, Jet Black Pearl (Squeezebox and Beats) with a new stunning spectacle of bubble-based entertainment with cabaret-style theatre and music … 

Much Ado About Bingo

Much Ado About Bingo

Watch the sparks fly as polyester and crimplene collide, when Derek Daniels (Boogaloo Stu) and Lorraine Bowen (Britain’s Got Talent) join forces for this sensationally silly and … 

The Twins Macabre: Crime Doesn't Play

The Twins Macabre: Crime Doesn't Play

The Twins Macabre return to Brighton with ‘Crime Doesn’t Play’, a horror-crime-thriller-comedy. 

SASSY!

SASSY!

Welcome to the very first, the OG, the birth of ‘SASSY!’ The new cabaret in town showing off the freshest talent. 

George

George

George has been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with the mysterious J. 

The Feminazis

The Feminazis

Sick of the lack of progression in today’s society regarding feminist issues, Sal and Libby decide to sort it out the only sensible way they can think of: by starting a terrorist o… 

Jack Cray: The Fittest Guy on the Street

Jack Cray: The Fittest Guy on the Street

Jack Cray is The Fittest Man On The Street. 

In or Out? With Der Wunderlich Revue

In or Out? With Der Wunderlich Revue

Which way do you swing? Are you for pulling out or re-entering? Join the mass debate with Brighton’s legendary all-male cabaret burlesquers, Der Wunderlich Revue: Johnny MacAul… 

Circus'Cision: Those That Made the Cut!

Circus'Cision: Those That Made the Cut!

Limited run! A Head First inside-out, up-and-down-under, mish-mash variety of circus stars, Spiegel legends and the hottest Fringe acts. 

Laurie Black: Space Cadette

Laurie Black: Space Cadette

Join alien babe cabaret queen Laurie Black and her spaceship-synth for the journey of a lifetime to be the first woman to set foot (stiletto heel) on the moon! Adelaide Fringe’s Em… 

Kotuku and Moon Child: Family Puppet Theatre

Kotuku and Moon Child: Family Puppet Theatre

Maori believes that seeing a Kotuku/White Heron will bring you good fortune but what if you get kidnapped by a bad one? Hopefully your adventure turns out better than expected and … 

KANADA

KANADA

It is through strong, poetic and militant images that we will take you on a journey through the second largest country in the world. 

Cyborg Life Drawing: Carnivale de Robotique

Cyborg Life Drawing: Carnivale de Robotique

Roll up, roll up! Come and feast your eyes upon our collection of curious characters at the ‘Carnivale de Robotique. 

We Are Not Shellfish

We Are Not Shellfish

Leah gets in trouble at school when she fights a boy who is squashing ants. 

The Family Blimp

The Family Blimp

The Klump Company throw open their front door and cordially invite you in to meet The Family Blimp. 

Gareth Southgate Ate My Credit Card

Gareth Southgate Ate My Credit Card

Simon (played by Mark Brailsford) is definitely not going to Russia. 

History Of Ireland

History Of Ireland

In 1986, Nuala won the annual Rose of Tralee beauty pageant and now she’s back as the first female host. 

Death Rituals in Brighton and Beyond

Death Rituals in Brighton and Beyond

An evening of talks and performances exploring our relationship to death & dying. 

Clandestino

Clandestino

Brighton-based group of superbly talented artists who play flamenco/jazz fusion with a wealth of other styles and influences besides, featuring Rachel Myer. 

Young Corbyn: An Origin Story

Young Corbyn: An Origin Story

In a world where it is North Islington, only one man stands between Camden and Holloway. 

The Greatest (Bank Holiday Breakfast) Show

The Greatest (Bank Holiday Breakfast) Show

Unforgettable bank holiday fun for all the family from our own ‘Greatest Showman’, Des, as he presents some of the most talented circus performers at the Fringe. 

The Adult Catchers

The Adult Catchers

Erik Stand and Sidney Still are a quirky pair of freedom fighters, trying to trap all the grown-ups in the world and turn them back into kids again. 

Frills and Spills

Frills and Spills

‘Frills and Spills’ is an absurd cabaret exploring privilege. 

Andrew Pepper: House of Pepper

Andrew Pepper: House of Pepper

Showman, story teller and clown, London cabaret star, Andrew Pepper (“barnstorming, no-holds barred, grab the audience by the goolies and give them everything you’ve got”, Ca… 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Back by popular demand! Love that frosty film or hate it, you’ll laugh your pants off at lovable idiots Cat & Nicko as they slapstick their way through the snow. 

Lucy Hopkins: Secrt Circl

Lucy Hopkins: Secrt Circl

Calling all seekers, trembling spirits and true lunatics to the late-night, interactive ceremony of the present moment we always hoped we’d never need. 

Pamela's Palace

Pamela's Palace

Pamela is the hard-won queen of a buzzing beauty salon, but behind the glitz and the glamour, the Salon of the Year competition threatens to bring the walls of her suburban palace … 

Kevin Quantum: Vanishing Point

Kevin Quantum: Vanishing Point

Following award-winning, sell-out performances in Edinburgh and Adelaide and receiving a ‘High Commendation Award’ (Adelaide 2017), Kevin makes his Brighton premiere with a bra… 

BODYMAP: Glitta Supernova

BODYMAP: Glitta Supernova

Cult pioneer of sexual performance art, Glitta Supernova has thrived independently, producing originality for over 20 years. 

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. 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

A renaissance man in a suitcase. 

Lolo Brow: Attention Seeker

Lolo Brow: Attention Seeker

Lolo Brow, neo-burlesque artist, seeks your attention! The Awarding Winning Drag Queen and Lizard Lady, invites you to hang shame at the door and indulge in your inner attention s… 

The Very Circusy Caterpillar

The Very Circusy Caterpillar

Since the world first met The Very Hungry Caterpillar in 1969 she’s become a little cheekier, a lot more peckish and much more circusy! Inspired by this classic children’s stor… 

Heather and Harry

Heather and Harry

Stumble Trip Theatre consists of all-singing, all-dancing, Lecoq-trained clowns. 

Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience). 

Carabet

Carabet

Welcome to ‘Carabet’, a tour-de-force of character-based lunacy. 

The Man of a Thousand Farces

The Man of a Thousand Farces

‘The Man of a 1000 Farces’ is the new touring show from that international man of misery, Johnny MacAulay. 

Cast a Dark Shadow: Carla Lippis

Cast a Dark Shadow: Carla Lippis

Serge Gainsbourg in sequins brandishing a flick-knife; Duane Eddy brawling on with the Shangri-Las; Connie Francis fresh from juvy hall with only vengeance on her mind. 

Never Mind the Royal Wedding - Here's Some Bollocks from Der Wunderlich Revue

Never Mind the Royal Wedding - Here's Some Bollocks from Der Wunderlich Revue

A firm rite of the Queens, the boys from Der Wunderlich Revue have been peddling their own unique brand of chaos, smut, nudity and stupidity for ten years. 

Circus'sission: Those That Made the Cut!

Circus'sission: Those That Made the Cut!

Featuring a Game of Thrones themed homoerotic adagio, a gyrating hula hooper and even a flash of full-frontal nudity, Circus’sission is the definition of a circus stripped. 

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

EXTRA PERFORMANCES ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND Louis Pearl has thrilled audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. 

The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis

The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis

WINNER of the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence in association with Brighton Spiegeltent A tale of deranged fans and A-list rivalries. 

Laurie Black: Live

Laurie Black: Live

The revolution will not be televised, it will be live. 

The Twins Macabre: Slay

The Twins Macabre: Slay

Meet Maurice and Ivy Macabre, the world’s most prolific ten-year-old killers with a penchant for finger painting and murder. 

Drawing Circus

Drawing Circus

An extravaganza of themed figure-drawing. 

Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet?

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… 

The Odditorium

The Odditorium

Join Dr Bramwell for another five fascinating events: ‘Singalong-a-Wickerman’, Daisy Campbell’s ‘Pigspurt’s Child’, Ken Campbell’s 10th anniversary tribute night, Mark Vernon on An… 

Last Orders at the Dog and Dumplings

Last Orders at the Dog and Dumplings

Kevin and Babs Chisholm run The Dog and Dumplings pub along with a mute parrot and a lesbian cat. 

Tomas Ford: Craptacular

Tomas Ford: Craptacular

International cabaret sex god Tomas Ford (Crap Music Rave Party) reaches for international stardom with his biggest, dumbest pop extravaganza yet. 

Cinebra: Glenda & Rita

Cinebra: Glenda & Rita

Last time I looked, drag was a minority sport in gay bars, performed by men in frocks belting out mediocre ballads, lip-synching to pop songs, and generally being misogynistic. 

The Looker

The Looker

The Looker is the surreal, dark yet playful story of Vida: a young woman who yearns to break free from the call centre and take control of her life. 

Lucy Hopkins: Le Foulard

Lucy Hopkins: Le Foulard

Touring the world and winner of awards, artistic sensation Le Foulard comes to the charming seaside town of Brighton to be performed in a tent. 

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

The bench seating in the Bosco theatre fills up very quickly around me; it’s obvious that word has got out about Alfie Ordinary and his award winning show. 

In the Heart of the Wasp's Nest

In the Heart of the Wasp's Nest

Crap Christmas, randy Northerners and a cigarette in a bread roll. 

Bad Luck Cabaret

Bad Luck Cabaret

Laurie Black’s back in town to taunt the gods of bad luck. 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

The Tim Bat Trick Show

Gentleman juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. 

LET'S BUILD A PLANET!

LET'S BUILD A PLANET!

Imagine designing your own planet. 

Hot Gay Time Machine

Hot Gay Time Machine

Fresh from their five-star, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and winners of the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence 2017, ‘Hot Gay Time Machine’ cover all the most important m… 

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. 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

“Blurring the lines between music and artistic performance, John’s use of visuals and costumes pushing the set to another level. 

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, “Funny from the moment they strut onto the stage” (… 

What if the Plane Falls Out of the Sky?

What if the Plane Falls Out of the Sky?

Idiot Child throws everything into this show, quite literally: glitter, mojitos, frazzles and mini chedders, balloons, badges, sweets, music, stories, nudity and endless energy. 

Baby Carla's Bad Girl Rumble: Carla Lippis

Baby Carla's Bad Girl Rumble: Carla Lippis

Serge Gainsbourg in sequins brandishing a flick-knife; Duane Eddy brawling on with the Shangri-Las; Connie Francis fresh from juvy hall with only vengeance on her mind. 

Upside Down and Inside Out

Upside Down and Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat and out of the audience. 

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Exceptionally clean tricks with wickedly naughty jokes from this award-winning magician. 

A Dirtier Weekend with Der Wunderlich Revue

A Dirtier Weekend with Der Wunderlich Revue

Join Brighton’s favourite (almost) all-male cabaret and burlesquers for a dirtier weekend of stripping, pole-dancing, cheerleading (of course), nudity, stupidity, magic, music and … 

The Peter Pan Syndrome

The Peter Pan Syndrome

Are we ending our indulgence of ‘man-babies’? If Adam Sandler films were the tipping point and presidents with Twitter tantrums were the moment when it stopped being funny, the… 

The Singing Hypnotist: Christopher Green

The Singing Hypnotist: Christopher Green

The Singing Hypnotist will change your life. 

Singing the Silver Screen with the Close Shaves

Singing the Silver Screen with the Close Shaves

The Close Shaves brings you its unique ‘Female Barberswing’ sound with 3-part harmony Swing songs from the fabulous Silver Screen era and beyond. 

Man of a 1000 Farces

Man of a 1000 Farces

Prepare for a schlock’n’roll explosion of magic, sideshow, physical comedy and a new high in lowbrow. 

Twins Macabre

Twins Macabre

As seen on BBC3’s ‘Live at the Electric’ and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’, ‘The Twins Macabre’ is a dark character-comedy duo like no other. 

A Comedian's Guide to Sigmund Freud

A Comedian's Guide to Sigmund Freud

Do you struggle to tell the difference between your ego and superego? University lecturer turned stand-up comedian Alex Sergeant has the answer. 

Elixir

Elixir

‘Elixir’ is circus like you have never seen before - uninhibited by cliché or expectation, subversive and hilarious at the same time. 

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

It shouldn’t take long for you to notice that despite his name, Alfie Ordinary is as far from the boy next door as you’re likely to get. 

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. 

Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings

Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings

Boogaloo Stu’s dark comedy ‘Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings’ is an uproarious and merciless exposé of the cold-blooded takeover striking our communities in the name of regene… 

Moribund - And the Meaning of Death

Moribund - And the Meaning of Death

Brighton Death Forum present Gimcrack Productions’ ‘Moribund’, a piece of contemporary performance addressing our relationship with death, both light-hearted and poignant. 

Drawing Circus

Drawing Circus

An extravaganza of themed figure-drawing. 

Lucy Hopkins: Ambition

Lucy Hopkins: Ambition

The world preview of Lucy’s new show - a coming to terms/retelling of the history of England and spiritual revolution. 

Oliver in the Overworld

Oliver in the Overworld

“Tick, tock, tick. 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

The Tim Bat Trick Show

Gentleman juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. 

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. 

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. 

Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet?

A rip-roaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure! A scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy ma… 

Circus'sission: Those That Made The Cut!

Circus'sission: Those That Made The Cut!

A variety mash-up of circus superstars, Spiegeltent legends and the hottest acts of this year's Brighton Fringe. 

Much Ado About Bingo

Much Ado About Bingo

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your Bingo Dabber! Join 1970s telly host and crimplene-clad showbiz legend Derek Daniels for a sensationally silly Shakespearean round of retro… 

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat brings absurdist humour and compelling storytelling to an irreverent world of dirty deals and mistaken identity. 

Vive Piaf: Nadja Filtzer & Musicians

Vive Piaf: Nadja Filtzer & Musicians

Performances on the Rue Pigalle were presumably at times rather challenging, even for the great Edith Piaf; and Nadja Filtzer certainly shared some artistic barricades while taking… 

Into the Water

Into the Water

Internationally-renowned folk-dance duo Up & Over It present an immersive dance adventure for the whole family. 

Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet?

A rip roaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure! A fabulous show with amazing acrobatics and hilarious slapstick comedy. 

Les Femmes Circus

Les Femmes Circus

Spectacles of extraordinary skill, fusing circus, dance and singing, live before your eyes, up close and personal. 

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

The current situation of low and no pay in many parts of our industry is very damaging, and a hot topic for everybody whether the work is live or recorded. 

Alshanta

Alshanta

Lucy “Hopkins is fantastic” (The Guardian), and Peter Mielneczek “Stupid, nonsensical, indulgent, pathetic and insulting to the intelligence . 

Crimplene Millionaire

Crimplene Millionaire

Raucous, hilarious and surreal, 1970s telly hosts Derek and Beverly Daniels present their TV pilot gameshow, rolling back the years to a world of fondue, Brut 33 and bin strikes. 

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. 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

Quirky, wistful, witty, jubilant songs; dynamic performance; unique arrangements; ingenious costumes. 

Drawing Circus

Drawing Circus

An extravaganza of themed figure-drawing. 

Singing Hypnotist

Singing Hypnotist

The world’s first singing hypnotist, who uses original songs to induce a trance-like state to hilarious, and life-changing effect. 

Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

‘Gods Are Fallen. 

The Close Shaves

The Close Shaves

We sing close, three-part harmonies, sometimes accompanying ourselves with a ukelele and percussion, but half the time we are singing in a barbershop style. 

How To: Keep it Legal

How To: Keep it Legal

Thinking about taking your theatre company further? Join Jackie Elliman, Legal & Industrial Relations Manager at ITC, for a workshop covering all aspects of setting up as a legal e… 

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik and his Ego Trippers are a strange and wonderful beast of a band juggling stand-up, rock and performance-art effortlessly. 

Tony Roberts Magic Show

Tony Roberts Magic Show

Exceptionally clean tricks with wickedly naughty jokes from this award-winning magician. 

Tales of Sin

Tales of Sin

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… 

Much Ado About Bingo

Much Ado About Bingo

Join ’70s crimplene-clad telly-host Derek Daniels for a sensationally silly and slightly Shakespearean round of retro musical bingo; tick off the songs and quotes as you hear them … 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

The Tim Bat Trick Show

Amazing trickery, eccentric comedy; fun and hilarity guaranteed! “Highly recommended for kids and adults alike” (The Argus), “Still the must-see children’s show in Brighton… 

How to: Be a Theatre Producer

How to: Be a Theatre Producer

Learn all about the life and work of a theatre producer! What is a producer? Who are they? What do they do? Could you be a producer? Come along and find out. 

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. 

The Odditorium

The Odditorium

Join Dr Bramwell for four fascinating spoken word nights themed around counterculture, hacking, scientific and spiritual practises, Kraftwerk, Neu!, Laibach, time travel and Alan M… 

Yeti's Demon Dive Bar

Yeti's Demon Dive Bar

The multi-award winning cult duo unleash their newest creation, Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar! This hilarious musical sketch comedy double act is “irresistible” (The Guardian), “dark… 

How to: Be a Producer

How to: Be a Producer

Learn all about the life and work of a producer! What is a producer? Who are they? What do they do? Could you be a producer? Come along and find out. 

Crimplene Millionaire

Crimplene Millionaire

Derek & Bev invite you to play Crimplene Millionaire. 

Boxing

Boxing

For the first time in history, boxing’s biggest baddy, Fraser Hooper will dare to challenge all comers in a three-round bout of pure comedy carnage. 

Curioddity

Curioddity

Performances of the fantastic, acts of the awesome and feats of the mundane. 

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

The current situation of low and no pay in many parts of our industry is very damaging, and a hot topic for everybody whether the work is live or recorded. 

Elixir

Elixir

Three acrobatic and enthusiastic scientists attempt to create the elixir of life. 

Les Femmes Circus

Les Femmes Circus

Les Femmes perform spectacles of extraordinary skills fusing circus, dance and singing, Live before your eyes. 

The Girl Who Cannot Die

The Girl Who Cannot Die

This carnivalesque exploration of the tale of Snow White was admirably committed in its aesthetic, with costumes, face paint  inventive use of props and live music all pa… 

Drawing Circus

Drawing Circus

An extravaganza of themed figure drawing. 

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Glastonbury favourites - a strange and wonderful beast of a band juggling stand up, rock and performance art effortlessly and even gettin’ funky with it. 

Text

Text

Award-winning theatre company Rational Madness bring a new version of Text by Paul Levy based on real text conversations. 

Our Perfect Child

Our Perfect Child

‘Our Perfect Child’ explores the development of a Criminal Psychopath; we entice you through the looking glass as you experience the evolution of a psychopathic mind. 

Le Foulard

Le Foulard

Starring a medley of characters, overwhelmed by the love of a show-stopping song and performed using only a scarf this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is an Art Show, made with love by an i… 

Nelson: The Sailors Story

Nelson: The Sailors Story

In the shot and smoke of battle 4 crew aboard HMS Victory strive to destroy the Combined Fleet of France and Spain. 

The Odditorium

The Odditorium

Join Dr Bramwell and guests for a series of fascinating talks on death rituals, ghost villages, Britain’s oldest road, sun worship, utopia, occultism, the sex lives of animals, Inf… 

Little Joe's Cautionary Tales

Little Joe's Cautionary Tales

Brighton Fringe’s number one free family event will entertain both you and your little ones.