Crystalz Tavern

Crystalz Tavern

There’s a proverbial sh*t-storm raging out here, but inside Crystalz Tavern exists a secret cabaret party that stops for nothing. 

Sisterhood

Sisterhood

Set in cell for suspected witches in Medieval Britain, three women question what it means to stand in solidarity with women through exploring the vastness of obstacles hindering bo… 

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

It's a very difficult thing to talk about Artificial Intelligence Improvisation by Human Machine. 

A Gay and a NonGay

A Gay and a NonGay

In a time when we’re all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power ‘A Gay & a NonGay’ challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who y… 

The Morning After the Life Before

The Morning After the Life Before

24th May 2015 was the day that Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote. 

Be Original!

Be Original!

Lorraine Bowen is David Walliams’ golden buzzer gal from ‘Britain’s Got Talent!’ With quirky songs, interactive games and creative challenges, her brand-new live show inspires kids… 

A Night with Thick & Tight

A Night with Thick & Tight

Thick & Tight, a dance duo like no other, bring all the drama, musicality, farce and face you can cram into a show. 

The Gloop Show

The Gloop Show

Oozing Gloop, the world’s premiere autistic, green, drag-queen/queer alchemist, is here to help you survive the 21st century, champion the communist hypothesis and put on the ol’… 

Ghost Sexxx

Ghost Sexxx

if u like someone nd they dont text u back after u’ve had sex dw cos they must just b a ghost x ‘Ghost Sexxx’ is a performance which parodies paranormal techniques in an attempt… 

Sex and Puppets

Sex and Puppets

A puppet show about sex! Real stories told by every kind of puppet, from socks and feather boas to sassy, singing-diva lady-bits. 

The Cult of K*NZO

The Cult of K*NZO

The first thing to say about this show is that it made me re-think my (fairly nebulous) relationship with high-end fashion labels. 

I Want You To Admire Me/But You Shouldn\'t

I Want You To Admire Me/But You Shouldn\'t

You are invited to the ultimate test of brains, brawn, and brilliance. 

POST

POST

What the f*ck is national identity? And what exactly constitutes a ‘nation’? And why the hell are so many ready to die for it? We live in an ever-shifting political and geogra… 

Le Fil - 24/7 Live

Le Fil - 24/7 Live

Join British-Chinese pop artist, Le Fil, as he, she or it explores a 24/7 world of gay-straight men, desire and objectification through a fusion of gender-bending performance art, … 

SEXXES

SEXXES

Fancy a rollercoaster, time-travel ride about sex and gender? Come see SEXXES. 

Susan Harrison is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison is a Bit Weepy

‘Susan Harrison is a Bit Weepy’ The latest multi character show from award-winning character comedian, Actress and Improviser, Susan Harrison. 

5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

Craigslist, for those unfamiliar, is a site where people can advertise jobs, sell things and also meet people for 'casual encounters' – which basically means no strings a… 

A Robot in Human Skin

A Robot in Human Skin

Award-nominated writer and performer, Nicole Henriksen, presents the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed theatre debut. 

The Comforter

The Comforter

Part ritual, part prayer, part rowdy revivalist rally, ‘The Comforter’ is a rite of passage that reclaims spirituality and proposes a new perspective on church. 

Gypsy Queen

Gypsy Queen

Meet ‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell (Rob Ward) and Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson (John Askew), two hard as nails boxers both raised by their traditionalist fathers to defend themse… 

Gender Euphoria

Gender Euphoria

‘Gender Euphoria’ is James Lorien MacDonald’s second solo stand-up show, and this time he’s taking on as many aspects of gender as will fit in his chaotic, mesmerising brain. 

Subira

Subira

Subira, in Swahili, means patience. 

My Feminist Boner

My Feminist Boner

Fierce and funny, Sarah Blanc breaks down the rules of beauty in her new one-woman dance comedy show. 

Siren

Siren

Half woman. 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM. 

Tales of the Mother tongue

Tales of the Mother tongue

Morocco’s past colonisation by its European invaders meant stories and tales of the old Morocco were unwritten. 

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978. 

EFES

EFES

Amsterdam Fringe 2016 award-winners: two dancers take on a relentless, physically and mentally challenging dance duet, where they, and the audience, experience the infinity and … 

Stimela

Stimela

It’s a celebration of song and dance, an international phenomenon that has swept across the globe like a tidal wave of soaring voices and stomping feet. 

MacBETTI

MacBETTI

In this delightfully satirical and shoddy retelling of Macbeth, spunky Heidi Niemi commands the stage with focus, hilarity and precision. 

The Girl From Oz

The Girl From Oz

Courtney Act, takes you over the rainbow and down under in her new show: The Girl from OZ! Chock full of hits and high notes, you will leave this show realizing there’s no place li… 

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

‘Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt’ is a darkly funny, pathos-fuelled show inspired by the TV show of similar name by writer and performance artist Karen McLeod. 

Sexiety

Sexiety

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

Sex Education

Sex Education

One parent refuses to talk about sex. 

A Jealous Lassie's Karma

A Jealous Lassie's Karma

‘A Jealous Lassie’s Karma’ is a collection of mad cap poems, songs, skits and socio-political observations, all performed with linguistic relish, by the ‘terrifically energet… 

The Beauty of a Failing Body

The Beauty of a Failing Body

Starting from a physical quest, we will search for intentions and ways to communicate with your audience non-verbally. 

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

The WWII official secrets act is over and Eva is ready to set the record straight. 

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Constance Lloyd is rarely remembered in literary history. 

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

“The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime”. 

Fran & Leni

Fran & Leni

1976. 

Performancegate

Performancegate

It’s time for a show of radical gestures and tough words. 

I'm The Hero of This Story

I'm The Hero of This Story

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

Sophie Willan: Edinburgh Preview

Sophie Willan: Edinburgh Preview

In this highly anticipated follow up to her 2016 smash hit debut ‘On Record’, this exciting new voice and force to be reckoned with is back with another bold and original show. 

OUT

OUT

We are presented with two bodies: a loud Jamaican dance hall music and disco lights. 

Bad Master

Bad Master

Muriel Comedy, creators of viral videos ‘If Tube Lines Were People’ and ‘The Great British Political Bakeoff’ bring you their offbeat brand of peculiar characters, political satire… 

Nicole Henriksen: Techno Glitter Penguins

Nicole Henriksen: Techno Glitter Penguins

My first venture to the Marlborough could not have been more welcoming. 

Darkroom Diaries

Darkroom Diaries

Dutch comedian Johan Goossens is looking for love in all the wrong places. 

The Comforter

The Comforter

Stacy Makishi’s new work, ‘The Comforter’, has the intimate quality of a prayer and the rowdy atmosphere of a rally. 

The Room in the Elephant

The Room in the Elephant

This provocative comedy begins with two young men struggling to come up with ideas for a show they are performing the following week. 

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 … 

Carol Cates

Carol Cates

Carol Cates has been performing as Lady Carol all over the world for over a decade, America, Canada, all over Europe and Australia. 

Lucy McCormick's 'Triple Threat'

Lucy McCormick's 'Triple Threat'

Post-popular prodigy Lucy McCormick and her Girl Squad present a trashstep-DubPunk morality play for the modern world. 

The Poetry we Make

The Poetry we Make

“The man I love. 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM. 

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston remain on top form with their new laugh-out-loud spin-off Cabaret Whore, in which Young’s comic character La Poule Plombée is finally g… 

The Daddy Blues

The Daddy Blues

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

Pramkicker

Pramkicker

Meet Pramkicker. 

4D Cinema

4D Cinema

Mamoru Iriguchi performs live, rigged up with a screen around his face and a projector above his head. 

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut

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

The Family Show

The Family Show

Winner, Best Children’s Show - Ireland’s most lovable idiots bring their mischief and mayhem to a show for the whole family. 

The Curiositorium

The Curiositorium

Award-winning The Dead Secrets bring you a labyrinthine sketch comedy adventure. 

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. 

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good (Preview)

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good (Preview)

“Imagine if Derren Brown was funny” (Evening Standard) Doug Segal (Winner: Best Cabaret Act, Brighton Fringe) is back in Brighton to preview his new show which is designed to make… 

Switchboard

Switchboard

A phone rings. 

Tribute Acts

Tribute Acts

Everyone wants their dad to be a hero. 

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. 

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. 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

As soon as Taylo Aluko, in the guise of Paul Robeson, takes to the stage we know we’re in for a treat. 

The Other

The Other

Gaël Le Cornec (Argus Angel award-winner with Frida Kahlo) returns to Brighton with a new play on immigration based on refugees’ stories. 

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Debuting in Brighton following a critically acclaimed run at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?’ is a total riot of a show, lead by an idiot. 

The Bear Space

The Bear Space

“We are sorry to have to tell you that in this country it all began with a bear. 

Joan

Joan

Thoroughly entertaining, cleverly written and immaculately performed. 

Runts

Runts

To bully or be bullied? That is the question. 

M Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual For Male Soprano Piano and Electronics

M Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual For Male Soprano Piano and Electronics

From the ashes and ruins of long dead earth and the infinite blacknesses of what will be the year 2116, emerges the Funeral Doom Spiritual. 

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

With his unique take on drag, Alfie has become a stand-out act in the UK cabaret scene. 

Stud

Stud

Tell, me about it, Stud. 

The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind

Hi. 

King of the Fringe

King of the Fringe

Brighton’s only drag king competition is back! It’s time for bois to become men as they battle it out to win the crown (and 100 quid)! Expect a night of bulging biceps, protruding … 

Break Yourself

Break Yourself

A show about the relationship between power and sexual desire, what it means to want to be someone else, and Bruce Springsteen. 

Fake Hip Gnosis

Fake Hip Gnosis

Slash/Theatre presents - come into your own slice of life! The land of the free has never been so easy to hide from. 

Naked Boys Reading: La Femme

Naked Boys Reading: La Femme

Ascending the back stairs of the Marlborough to be greeted by the towering and magnificently coiffed Dr Sharon Husbands, doesn’t quite give an accurate taste of what follows. 

The Sissy's Progress

The Sissy's Progress

Nando Messias was beaten up on the street in an act of homophobic hatred. 

Naked Girls Reading

Naked Girls Reading

Join burlesque performer and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate show where beautiful women read naked. 

Women's Hour

Women's Hour

A cabaret piece about what happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman. 

Care Takers

Care Takers

His teacher believes Jamie is being bullied because he’s gay. 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

Celebrating women in the brewing industry, we’re dedicating three days to the finest brewster stouts, saisons, pilsners and pales. 

Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Dressed only from the waist up and ankles down, Truscott undoes the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between. 

The Room in the Elephant

The Room in the Elephant

“Meta, self-referential bullshit” – the play’s words, not mine. 

Pramkicker

Pramkicker

Jude doesn’t want kids. 

The Rose of Jericho

The Rose of Jericho

In this critically acclaimed new play, an ex-soldier casts an unflinching and at times darkly humorous eye over his childhood, its impact on his relationships, his experiences of w… 

Kingmaker

Kingmaker

A bumbling, charismatic Tory MP and London Mayor challenges his enemies to become prime minister. 

Miss Behave's Gameshow

Miss Behave's Gameshow

“I normally hate audience participation,” says the man sitting next to me. 

Tomás Ford: The Final Chase

Tomás Ford: The Final Chase

You’ll be left shaken, stirred and thoroughly entertained by award-winning Australian cabaret crooner Tomás Ford’s noir-as-hell spy thriller. 

How to be Fat

How to be Fat

Not how to get fat - no one knows how to do that - how to be fat. 

Payne Killer

Payne Killer

Serial killer John Falkener is a dangerous psychopath who enjoys torturing his victims. 

Stuck!

Stuck!

Three strangers trapped by fate. 

Doug Segal's How To Read Minds and Influence People

Doug Segal's How To Read Minds and Influence People

“Imagine if Derren Brown was funny. 

Chris Fitchew: Oops!

Chris Fitchew: Oops!

Character comedy, stand up & satirical song make up this mad capped high-octane hour of hilarious joy from “gifted Comedian” (Evening Standard) Chris Fitchew as he embarks on t… 

Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit

Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit

An award-winning solo character piece that uses heart-breaking comedy storytelling to evoke the life of librarian Ms Samantha Mann, giving an intricately crafted English twist to a… 

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat

A brilliantly ridiculous take on Red Riding Hood, set in Grandma’s Croydon drugs den. 

Hunger

Hunger

September, 2008. 

The Shift Takes Brighton

The Shift Takes Brighton

You like avant garde performance if it’s good, you like variety if its good. 

King of the Fringe

King of the Fringe

Drag Queens are over and the boys are back in town! Strap on a strap on, bang on a beard and join your hosts for the Drag King competition of the century! Be amazed by the figurati… 

Big Girl's Blouse

Big Girl's Blouse

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman… Who knew what being transgender was in the 1970s? Not Kate’s family. 

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Pinned on the arse-end of a night out, this is a show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face. 

The Christeene Machine

The Christeene Machine

Enter The CHRISTEENE MACHINE: A gender-blending booty-pounding perversion of punk dragged through a musical theatre gutter, commanded by CHRISTEENE: a human pissoir of foul hilarit… 

Edith, Elizabeth and I

Edith, Elizabeth and I

Inspired by the life and works of Edith Sitwell. 

Hard Graft

Hard Graft

I am making a show about my dad, but I don’t want him to see it. 

A Little Respect

A Little Respect

Irreverent and dark, ‘A little Respect’ is a sexy little thriller filled with intrigue, waspish one-liners and homoeroticism. 

Lynn Ruth Miller's Not Dead Yet

Lynn Ruth Miller's Not Dead Yet

Lynn Ruth Miller is 80 years old. 

The Marlborough Fringe Street Party

The Marlborough Fringe Street Party

Join us for a street party like no other! Our outdoor stage will be showcasing the best Fringe music, off-beat performance, plus there’ll be arty surprises! Choose from a selection… 

We Can Make You Happy

We Can Make You Happy

After storming Brighton 2014, award-winning House of Blakewell return to take on the happiness industry. 

Cuddles by Joseph Wilde

Cuddles by Joseph Wilde

TIME OUT ★★★★ Eve is a 13 year old vampire. 

Sex With Animals

Sex With Animals

Ryan the Lion’s flying pants landed on my head. 

Intuit This

Intuit This

Intuit This is a crash course in the art of absurdist comedy, throughout the audience sees the influences of Alan Partridge, The Mighty Boosh and The Fast Show to name a few. 

Yes No Maybe

Yes No Maybe

Devised storytelling and physical theatre combine to create a series of rather unconvincing everyday encounters in Yes No Maybe. 

The Rain That Washes

The Rain That Washes

The premise of this show, delivered by the North London theatre company Chickenshed, is both stirring and foreboding. 

House of Tragic She

House of Tragic She

In a blend of physical theatre and contemporary dance, four women explore the effects of loneliness on emotional wellbeing and literature’s constant re-interpretations of madness… 

La Bouche in Watch My Lips & Baby Lame

La Bouche in Watch My Lips & Baby Lame

Exploding drag, gender, queer shame and otherness, La Bouche is a human barely understood, born into a universe where conformity is key. 

Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

After touring their unique shows across Europe, Pocket Oxford Theatre perform their UK première of ‘Romeo & Juliet’. 

Buddhism: Is it Just for Losers?

Buddhism: Is it Just for Losers?

“Very, very funny. 

Away From Home

Away From Home

Male escorts, homosexuality and football: Away From Home takes on a lot in its one hour slot, and it scores perfectly in terms of tone, performance and narrative. 

Aunty Ben

Aunty Ben

Nine-year-old Tracey loves her Aunty Ben. 

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous

Award-winning, Brighton-born sketch villains will fling their darkest, weirdest, strangest bits at you for an hour. 

How to: Run a Venue at Brighton Fringe

How to: Run a Venue at Brighton Fringe

Ever thought about running your own Brighton Fringe venue? Then this panel discussion is for you! Hear about the practicalities, pleasures and pitfalls of running a venue from a va… 

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Repeats on you

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Repeats on you

Brydie has made mistakes. 

Divination

Divination

We invite you to walk through the Marlborough to experience an evening of Live Art. 

Slut (r)evolution

Slut (r)evolution

The provocative, punny title, combined with my interest in hearing women speak frankly about their sexuality in contemporary society led me to believe that this would be a performa… 

An Evolution of Love

An Evolution of Love

Peer into the secret thoughts of another or take a chance to reflect on your own love’s labour’s lost and found. 

Tomás Ford's Electric Cabaret

Tomás Ford's Electric Cabaret

A late night Fringe adventure with Australian electronic cabaret urban legend Tomás Ford. 

Thief by Liam Rudden

Thief by Liam Rudden

I was relieved when Sailor (Matt Robertson) ran onstage starkers, as I was pretty sure that the stage adaptation of Magic Mike wouldn’t require the pen and soggy bit of paper I… 

Memoirs of a Slutsky

Memoirs of a Slutsky

International burlesque performer and comedian Zoe Charles’ Memoirs of a Slutsky is an interesting, hilarious and heart-warming account of her less than conventional journey to a… 

Sister

Sister

Two sisters reveal themselves in a physical, biographical piece directly examining their relationship, sexuality, experiences and choices. 

How to: Tour Your Show

How to: Tour Your Show

Enjoyed performing at Brighton Fringe and want to take your show elsewhere? Not sure where to go or how to start? Join our panel of experts to find out how far in advance tours are… 

How to Tour Your Show

How to Tour Your Show

Get advice on touring your show after the Fringe, both in the UK and internationally. 

Walking:Holding

Walking:Holding

A woman with a shaved head takes your hand in the station. 

Women on the Verge

Women on the Verge

Loose moraled, skintight cabaret-comedy-performance-mash up featuring the most audacious women of Brighton Fringe. 

Brighton Fringe Focus Groups

Brighton Fringe Focus Groups

What do you love about Brighton Fringe? What could be improved? How could the Brighton Fringe team help you now and in the future? Come along and talk to us! 

80!

80!

Lynn Ruth Miller is 80 and she’ll tell you how it feels in song and comedy: a bit of reality mixed in with a lot of laughter. 

Phone Whore

Phone Whore

Truth and taboo collide in this intimate visit with a phone sex operator. 

House of Blakewell's House Party

House of Blakewell's House Party

Welcome to Alice and Harry’s house party. 

Mafia

Mafia

Last year John and Josh realised James had never watched The Godfather. 

The Sleeping Trees' Treelogy

The Sleeping Trees' Treelogy

Perfect comic timing, razor sharp writing and the most dynamic and talented performers I have seen in a long time. 

Bits & Box

Bits & Box

Imagine a box. 

Performr

Performr

Download this free new app to experience specially made intimate performances on iPhone or Android. 

Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup

Inspired by Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ and directed by Alice Robinson. 

The Marlborough Fringe Street Party

The Marlborough Fringe Street Party

Join us for a street party like no other! Our outdoor stage will be showcasing the best of the Fringe’s alternative music, snippets of off-beat theatre plus there’ll be arty surpri… 

Overlooked: A Roll-Call of the Small

Overlooked: A Roll-Call of the Small

Presenting a series of endearingly awkward characters, ‘Overlooked’ weaves interlinking narratives into an uplifting and inspiring hour. 

Storm In A Teacup

Storm In A Teacup

On a rainy day in 1994, Guy Plinge splits his life in two when he drops a teacup. His potential futures are examined in this satirical look at the fickle world of art. 

Crimplene Millionaire

Crimplene Millionaire

White Dog Poo! Angel Delight! Chicken In A Basket! Orville The Duck! All of this - and much, much more. 

Away From Home

Away From Home

Barker is waiting. 

Romeo/Juliet

Romeo/Juliet

Rarely has there been a version of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. 

Sex With Animals

Sex With Animals

The top deck of a disused city bus late on a Tuesday night is not where you might expect to find one of the most thoughtful shows I have seen at the Fringe so far, especially consi… 

Bits & Box

Bits & Box

String, Styrofoam, and a very large cardboard box – this is a show like no other.