Des Kapital: Never Mind the Cossacks!

Des Kapital: Never Mind the Cossacks!

Some people might think that setting the Battle of Stalingrad to Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time is somewhat trivialising the matter. On the other hand, who's to say that the most appropriate tribute to two million deaths isn't a super catchy pop song?Andy Thomas is a History teacher... 

Griffin and Jones: Slapdash Magic

Griffin and Jones: Slapdash Magic

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. We learned how to store endless quantities of white powder in small plastic bags, what not to do with household bleach and how to smuggle a straitjacket through customs... 

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.Pam, perfectly tailored in a pink pant suit and pearl earrings, is ready to help all those parents and concerned citizens out there who are 'Bothered by Dungeons and Dragons' (BADD), by sharing her research and advice... 

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. Formed at Soho Young Company, this comedy collective writes and performs in different combinations to create an eclectic mix of witty sketches... 

Know Brexit

Know Brexit

“The UK has voted out... 48% scream and shout... Will the Union end up dead? Is economic ruin where we head? Brexit plans remain unclear... Who knows where we go from here... ” Enjoy a humorous and entertaining look at the Brexit options, our future relationship with the EU, and what it all means for the UK... 

Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017

Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017

"A second once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the greatest living comic of every generation. Ben Fogg delivers a technically perfect, pant-wetting, heart-warming, pole-stiffening watermelon of a show... 

Candid

Candid

To tell stories in unexpected ways; that is the promise that Wildkind Theatre makes in their tagline. It’s a promise that they certainly deliver, but only because the blurb in the program and what I saw appeared to be two completely different shows, leaving me feeling a little perplexed... 

Belongings

Belongings

Anthony Ayton, mid-forties, middle-class ex-criminal lawyer, raised in the East End of London before attending a public boarding school, a comprehensive, and finally a grammar school, asks himself the question; "Where and with whom do I belong?" 

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. Now that he is committed, his quest to embrace mediocrity scales new heights... 

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. Not the best time to question what the hell she’s doing here, waiting to get naked in front of a room full of strangers... 

Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities

Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities

A Taiwanese gay boy who fled from his tiger mum, trained as an accountant in London, but escaped to "find himself" in Berlin, ended up performing stand-up comedy in English, in Germany... 

How To: Keep it Legal

How To: Keep it Legal

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

Guy Wah: Professional Arsehole

Guy Wah: Professional Arsehole

'Professional behaviour': a series of actions deemed acceptable in the workplace. Also: a term used to justify inhumane behaviour and enable idiots to maintain positions of power... 

The Cocktail Pianist

The Cocktail Pianist

Mike Hatchard performs the story of Bernard Halfpen - the almost invisible pianist at the Luton Skyport Hotel. As he plays his anodyne melodies, he reveals a dark past, and how he might have been a great concert pianist had fate not had other plans... 

How to: Rural Tour

How to: Rural Tour

The village hall, church and school are focal points for rural life and afford a familiar, informal space in which local people can enjoy the arts. Join members of the National Rural Touring Forum to learn how to tour your show to rural communities... 

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. In their brand new live show, you can find out about the conception of the Soviet flag, what to do when your friend won't give up his moustache, and how to escape a maze with a deranged maze-man and an idiot... 

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 fantastic skirt adorned with prints of sanitary pads, condoms and the female reproductive system, Megan sings the words “My Fanny… Valentine” and straight away the tone is set for this breezy rom-com cabaret of a supposed Tinder date gone wrong... 

Fall of Duty

Fall of Duty

1916. An actor falls from the sky in Northern France. A hundred years on, can Sue and her son Jack, 20, escape political turmoil and an addiction to infinite warfare? Four people thrust together by war, song, reality, and escapism, but pulled apart by a century... 

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. “Tremendously talented and very entertaining..... 

Deep in The Heart of Me

Deep in The Heart of Me

A 'Shirley Valentine' tale for the 21st century with songs from the Rat Pack repertoire, ‘Sway’, ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ and ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’. “Incredibly enjoyable, endearing, utterly believable... 

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Sponsored by the Portslade Furniture Warehouse, this show sees the web’s freshest sketch comedy act revitalised on stage. Joseph & Stacy are the proud recipients of numerous awards (including a 'joining in' Cubs badge and a 20m front crawl certificate) but are hanging up their natural talents to fulfil their fathers’ failed dreams of reaching the comedy big time... 

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 MoMentalist'; inspiring and encouraging audiences to live in the MoMent... 

Odjo: King of the Ocean

Odjo: King of the Ocean

Odjo. A beautiful idiot – raised by performing elephants. Our reporter spent three months living at sea with an idiot fisherman named Odjo. He witnessed bizarre martial arts practices, unruly animal impressions and unhealthy absurdities that reduced him to tears of laughter... 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Hilarious. Charming. Traditional. Universally funny and yet so very Japanese. The 2016 official Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Show from Japan is coming to Brighton! Canada's very own... 

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. This will include some projected images and new information. (Unfortunately the period of time spent attending this lecture will be non-refundable and non-exchangeable). 

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 were briefing the audience- his newly formed privy council... 

Coating Under Pressure

Coating Under Pressure

The Coaterie are a collection of some of London's finest comedy minds, brought together under a single banner. Improvisers, sketch comedians and stand-ups unite to create a new brand of comedy delivered live, straight to your brain... 

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 space at the front... 

The Broken Heart Trio

The Broken Heart Trio

Joyful swing and vocal harmony, from a time when men were gentlemen and courteous, and women were true and noble. With humour and wit, take a tour of lost romance and nostalgia. "I try to find that true old-style sound that the old masters had between the two great wars" (Kevin Van Staeyen – violin) 

Knowing EU

Knowing EU

So, is it good to be in or out? A humorous look at the EU: the good, the bad and the ugly – you’ll learn, laugh and cry – you may even think again about that vote! 

Hercules

Hercules

Twelve Labours, Sixty Minutes – One Man. Somewhere between stand-up and traditional storytelling, Bard & Troubadour’s Joshua Crisp retells this epic tale with wit and irreverence, bringing bulging biceps, hideous hydra, a giant voiced by Tom Hardy, and a body count worthy of a Transformers movie! 

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. An uplifting love story of an unlikely couple, with a list of unconventional to-dos before they say their good-byes... 

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. If silly skits, senseless sketches, and sexy scenarios are your bag, then this is the bag for you (5p charge included in ticket price)! 

Airswimming

Airswimming

Airswimming tells the tragic story of two women, Dora and Persephone, who have been incarcerated and forgotten in an asylum for the criminally insane in the 1920s. While this premise is admittedly daunting at first glance, the story is lifted far from the dark, disturbing terrain it could have wallowed in with dashes of heartfelt humour and occasional, blissful scenes where the women retreat into their own fantasy worlds... 

Groomed
BOBBY WINNER

Groomed

Groomed is an incredibly difficult show to watch but such a necessary one. The subject matter is abuse; abuse of a child and the effect that has had on his life. Harrowing to watch at times, it is full of pain but also bravery and is incredibly inspiring to watch... 

Distortion

Distortion

A story of both the abuser/ abused, showing the cognitive distortions which underlie sexual offending and the resulting trauma caused to a victim. Combining emotive text, abstract dance and video footage, 'Distortion' lets your imagination run wild but brings you back to reality when it hurts the most. 

Garden

Garden

At Insignia Asset Management, Lucy is in charge of the photocopier, printer, and scanner. She wonders how this fits into The Grand Scheme of Things. Life takes an unexpected turn when she rescues the office pot plant... 

The Big Stiffy

The Big Stiffy

Bob's dead. I know how he loved you so much. Please come to the funeral to pay your respects. Karl's providing complimentary crudités (with dips) chopped to perfection by angle grinder, plus fruit teas and apple crumble...