Jack Stark: Tea, Bee, Sea

Jack Stark: Tea, Bee, Sea

Full-time idiot Jack Stark hasn’t written this show. A story about procrastination and panic. Jack Stark is a new persona from the artist behind the cabaret clown Kiki Lovechild, who has trained with the masters of clowning, including Gaulier and de Castro, and toured variety halls for 14 years… 

Good Grief

Good Grief

Good Grief tells the story of a family who are moving through the motions of grief and bereavement after the loss of their youngest son in an accident at Saltdean Lido. As they tell us about how they spent long and boring summer days at the Lido instead of going on exotic holidays, we get to know a family who are not sure what to do with their sudden and tragic loss… 

Utopia: Under Construction

Utopia: Under Construction

This hilarious comedy show endeavours to build a new utopia, in just one hour! Three of the South West’s best comedians will pull together to reinvent a greater society, but they can’t do it alone! You’re invited to the construction site of a new utopia… 

Talking to the Dead: A Séance

Talking to the Dead: A Séance

Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Face your fears, and join them for an intimate, fully immersive experience as they use techniques from Victorian séance rooms to peer into the Great Beyond, and ask the question “Is anybody there?”… 

Griffin and Jones: Surprisingly Good Magicians

Griffin and Jones: Surprisingly Good Magicians

The pioneers of slapdash magic are back with another mishmash of magical mayhem! Join them in a world where the jokes come thick and fast, anything is possible, and nothing is quite what it seems… 

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

Affectionate comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch. A powerful, colourful lady head of state who decides to reveal her ‘all’ to her people, taking us on a riotous ride into hitherto unseen aspects of her life… 

The Beautiful Dance of Life & Death

The Beautiful Dance of Life & Death

Can a young astronaut and a fallen star save a former dancer who is fighting a bizarre illness and her bohemian roommate? Or will they be captured and tortured with no end in sight? In this imaginative new drama, based on a true story, two friends fight to dance the steps towards hope. 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Ninety minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. You’ll be glad they can last that long! Featuring teams of performers from across Brighton Fringe, all of them ready to charade their audiences good and hard… 

Hypnotique Presents: Totally Wired

Hypnotique Presents: Totally Wired

Everyone I mentioned this show to asked the same question: 'What’s a theremin?' I'd try and explain: 'it’s an instrument, the one you play by just waving your hands about… 

Bear North

Bear North

Bear North is an intimate, folky concert led by a man wearing a giant furry grizzly mask on his head. I realise this sounds strange, but bear with me (terrible pun intended), because if you can accept that fact, along with a dancing buffalo and the brief appearance of a wolf, then you’re in for a treat… 

Bondage Queen Sings the Hits

Bondage Queen Sings the Hits

A cabaret show that takes you from the salacious to the sublime. With 80s music and saucy stories of kinky escapades beyond your naughtiest imaginings. Your loins will stir as you sing, laugh, and experience the unbridled sass that is JoJo Bellini… 

All Work, No Play

All Work, No Play

We all have to work. Awk longs for a better life outside the shackles of mediocrity, but there’s something that keeps holding him back. Awk is on the clock, and he doesn’t have long until his time is up… 

Crime Scene Illusion

Crime Scene Illusion

A unique and innovative performance combining the worlds of forensic investigation, psychological magic, and storytelling. Interactive, engaging, and entertaining. Join the Crime Scene Illusionist, Tracy Wise, as she guides you on a journey through a world where magic can be murder! 

Bloody Mary: In Service to the True God

Bloody Mary: In Service to the True God

Rape, beheadings, burnings, and religious persecution run rife. Speeches made by the Conservative government weave through a text that explores damnation and salvation through the eyes of Mary Tudor… 

Man in the Blue Box

Man in the Blue Box

It is the year 2030 and our hero encounters a crack in the fabric of space and time. Faced with one of the toughest decisions in his life, does he go back to a traumatic and devastating past life, or does he dive into a future that could be fabricated? Stay tuned as our hero comes face-to-face with the scariest thing in the whole universe… 

Sary

Sary

We’re in Sussex, somewhere on the Downs, in the 1800s. A young woman, Sary, talks of love tragically lost, of unwanted sexual attentions, and of nature, the chalk hills, the earth… 

Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors

Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors

Inspired by ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ and the podcast ‘My Dad Wrote a Porno’, ‘Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors’ is a larger than real-life script written by Annie’s ex-boyfriend Zach when he was 15… 

Taboo

Taboo

A fictitious talk show with a live audience, featuring a guest from the afterlife. Impossible? Maybe exactly as impossible as the image of the ideal woman, a topic that the play seeks to address… 

Canvas & Rum

Canvas & Rum

Inspired by real events and set during the 1800s, ‘Canvas & Rum’ is a maritime theatre piece sailing between the South Sea whalers and the historical Falmouth packet ships. Influenced by tales such as ‘Moby Dick’ and old ships’ logs, we sail amongst maritime historical figures and events… 

Nobody Likes You When You're 33

Nobody Likes You When You're 33

Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh don’t know what to do now their 20s are over. They’re getting old, damn it. But they’re not going to worry about it, not now, because one thing keeps this duo young… 

Coming Home with Me

Coming Home with Me

A night exploring the grimy underbelly of a girls’ night out. The perils of creepy dudes, lad culture, and general unwanted attention face almost every girl when partying, so why aren’t we talking about it? Using verbatim testimony and drawing from real news stories, we explore how this affects us all… 

Tiptree: No One Else’s Damn Secret But My Own

Tiptree: No One Else’s Damn Secret But My Own

Jenny Rowe’s solo show Tiptree: No One Else’s Damn Secret But My Own is about a woman with many lives, who is best known for not being a man. With the simple set-up of Rowe against a black backdrop wearing a man’s white shirt, the venue’s small capacity works for her conversational, conspiratorial delivery… 

The Laurel & Hardy Radio Show

The Laurel & Hardy Radio Show

Lucky Dog are now quite a Brighton Fringe fixture, constantly presenting different Laurel & Hardy material every year. Brand new for 2019, the award-winning duo return with a supporting cast to help recapture the magic of the best-loved comedy team of all time… 

The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

Based on the classic 1956 short film by Albert Lamorisse, the award-winning Lucky Dog bring their brand new show to Brighton Fringe. Equally charming, funny, and touching, this adaptation is suitable for all the family… 

Caliban's Codex

Caliban's Codex

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, this remarkable piece of writing and performance tells the story of an island and its former inhabitants through the experience of Caliban, a down-trodden, ill-treated creature of half human descent… 

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

Punny man Richard Pulsford hangs up his comic hat in tribute to the many that perished during The Great War. Conflict of Interest is somewhat of a personal story, being that 'the many' include relatives of his, so there’s a big emphasis on ancestry, marriages, offspring and, well, pictures of old family homes… 

Bin & Gone

Bin & Gone

The son of a Saturday night favourite. A father who performed with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope and the son who ended up with nothing, penniless, and in care. Famed for quiz show ‘3-2-1’, Ted Rogers was an 80s TV star, with celebrity friends from Thatcher to The Krankies… 

Gut Buddies

Gut Buddies

Karl is a parasitic worm who spent a lot of time looking for his ideal habitat. He finally found it in a corner of the intestines where he can survive undisturbed… at least until today… 

I am Not Victoria Wood

I am Not Victoria Wood

In this new solo play, written and performed by Julia Knight, we meet Maddie North. She used to perform as a Victoria Wood tribute act. Maddie has a suitcase full of props and memories, but are they holding her back? This touching, funny, and entertaining show sees Maddie revisiting her successful career and paying tribute to one of the UK’s most loved comedians… 

Spooky

Spooky

Oh no. Don’t look now, but there’s something coming. I think it’s… no it can’t be… no, it definitely is. It’s the spookiest night of your life. Ghosts? Yetis?! UFOs?!? You gotta be kidding me… 

Quintessence

Quintessence

A combination of cataclysmic events results in the extinction of the human race, leaving behind an AI being programmed to recreate humanity when the time is right, with the complete works of Shakespeare as a guide to the human spirit… 

Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out!

Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out!

In this show of songs and character vignettes, Nigel Osner casts his perceptive and somewhat mischievous gaze over the poignance and ridiculousness of clinging to the illusion of youth long after it has passed… 

A Cosmologist's Guide to Life and Love

A Cosmologist's Guide to Life and Love

A funny, poignant and uplifting account of what cosmology, and those who study it, have to say about the more earthly matters of life and love. This Sunday lunchtime illustrated talk will take you from the soul to the solar system (and beyond) to make you laugh, cry, and go “Oooh, that’s interesting”… 

It Just So Happened

It Just So Happened

In this alternative history show, four panellists each deliver a short set based around an event that happened on the same date as the show at some point in history. They then get together to speculate on possible alternative causes and outcomes to other events which have happened in history – specifically the history of Brighton – like ‘It just so happened… 

The Poseidon Conjecture

The Poseidon Conjecture

A narrative sketch show set on a low-budget cruise ship. It follows a crop of odd yet strangely familiar characters in a tale of greed, faux decadence, and near certain disaster. This is the third hour-long show from sketch group ‘The Bosun’s Delight’, who have been together since 2015, performing at festivals including Camden Fringe, Greater Manchester Fringe, Henley Fringe, and Guildford Fringe… 

Ghosts by Ibsen (an Adaptation)

Ghosts by Ibsen (an Adaptation)

A fresh adaptation of a classic text, ‘Ghosts’ deals with themes of transgressive relationships, corruption within the church, hypocrisy, and social responsibilities towards the poor, all as relevant today as when it was first published… 

Bad Aunts

Bad Aunts

Join ‘Bad Aunts’ Maria, Jo, and Donna, three women on the wrong side of forty (or so they’re told), for their sitcom chat show, subverting the Saturday night staple. Friends and neighbours from all walks of life drop in to offload their agonies… 

Mao That's What I Call Music!

Mao That's What I Call Music!

Everyone had a favourite subject at school taught by their favourite teacher. Mine was history. My history teacher really wanted to be a folk singer so he sang songs about his subject... 

Professional Breakup Artist

Professional Breakup Artist

Annabelszki’s warming and funny performance allows an insight into the world of her lesbian love life. With her previous tour in 2017, including performances at Women in Comedy Festival, L Fest and Lesbian Lives Conference, this comedic journey will have you laughing along to the energetic host... 

Dunce Tank

Dunce Tank

Fraser Geesin and Matt Banks are back after their 2016 Brighton Fringe show. “We changed so many peoples’ lives and saved so many animals that year that we had to come back and do more” says Geesin... 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

90 minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. You’ll be glad they can last that long! Featuring teams of performers from across Brighton Fringe, all of them ready to charade their audiences good and hard... 

Escape From Matt Banks (WIP)

Escape From Matt Banks (WIP)

An hour of maximum warp, work in progress, nonsense from a deeply troubled idiot. In 1977, the US President Matt Banks crashes into Matt Banks, who is now a giant maximum-security prison... 

Pibroch Tales

Pibroch Tales

Two men enter a forest... a vibrant blend of bagpipe music, storytelling, dance, and comedy, amid sharp-humoured interaction with the audience. This Scottish one-man show skips through a jigsaw of three different tales; each excerpt illuminating a different scene... 

Decide-A-Quest

Decide-A-Quest

A high-energy comedy reworking of classic game books such as ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ and ‘Find Your Fate’. Embark upon a Quest to find the Yeti and use your deciding powers to guide your avatar, ‘You’... 

Other People's Teeth

Other People's Teeth

Balancing work life with a love life is a struggle, but what if your job is killing people? A hitwoman is trying to reconcile these two aspects of her life. Just starting out in a new profession, she craves the respect of her experienced partner in crime... 

Fraser Geesin Is A Lot Of Help (WIP)

Fraser Geesin Is A Lot Of Help (WIP)

Fraser hates writing blurbs. Let’s say this work-in-progress show improves lives and saves the world or something. “Invigorates an audience without being so anarchic that they fear for their safety... 

Flux Writing: A Dance With Your Own (Un)consciousness

Flux Writing: A Dance With Your Own (Un)consciousness

What really goes on in our head? Is it true? What we believe to think? Is it beautiful? Is it confronting? And is it honest? What can you learn from your thoughts? They have more to offer than you could imagine... 

Doktor James' Bad Skemes

Doktor James' Bad Skemes

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a super villain. He is really bad and he just wants to beat his superhero brother and be voted #1 in the super villain charts! (Bad as in evil by the way, not bad as in rubbish... 

Too Young to Stay In - Too Old to Go Out

Too Young to Stay In - Too Old to Go Out

In his new show Nigel Osner casts a quizzical eye over life’s challenges for those, shall we say, just that little bit older. Going out, love, holidays - even the gym! He does this in a series of original songs and stories by male and female characters... 

Are Strings Attached?

Are Strings Attached?

Are Strings Attached? is a one-man show dedicated to eradicating the negative perception of graffiti, inspiring young people to follow their dreams and addressing the consequences of pushy parenting... 

De Fuut

De Fuut

Winner of 'Best International Award' at Amsterdam Fringe 2017, Bastiaan Vandendriessche tells a Lolita-like story - a monologue of a charming persona with improper, dark desires. This production is part of Brighton Fringe's Dutch & Flemish Season 2018. 

The Erebus Project

The Erebus Project

The Erebus Project has an interesting premise. Sam, an Aspergic Ph.D. student, is developing a computer programme to eavesdrop on a person’s thoughts. But what if the subject is then wired up at the point of death? Will this reveal whether there is an afterlife? Thus arises The Erebus Project, Erebus being the primordial Greek God of darkness who is associated with death... 

In Search of Myself

In Search of Myself

Mental health is a topic often uncomfortable or awkward to address directly, especially when tackling very personal experiences. Although as a society we are taking a huge step forward in terms of encouraging discussions around mental health, negative stereotypes and the stigma of living with a mental health illness still needs to be eradicated... 

Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak Out

Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak Out

The Stealth Aspies Company - the world's first performance collective entirely run by autistic adults. Formed in 2016 by Paul Wady of the 'Guerilla Aspies' solo show (now in its fourth year of converting audiences)... 

Ben Fogg: RIPE

Ben Fogg: RIPE

The man they call ‘Daddy Fatsacks’ returns with the single greatest event, not just in comedy but in modern socio-political history. Fogg smashes the sadness from our lives like a maverick stallion riding a runaway mine cart... 

A Glass Half Empty

A Glass Half Empty

"Why is it men do that, I wonder? Hold you like you're some baby bird that might break, or fly away, I suppose... " Female friendship can be more consuming than any romantic love... 

Equity: Making the most out of the Union

Equity: Making the most out of the Union

Equity represents over 43,000 members across the industry. Union membership brings with it a lot of individual and collective benefits and this session will help you get the best out of them... 

Equity: Cracking a contract

Equity: Cracking a contract

If you work on a contract, issue a contract or want to do either, then come to this workshop and find out what should be included, what to look out for and how to avoid pitfalls and problems. 

Niteskreen

Niteskreen

In days of yore, British people would know it was time to go to bed when the TV stopped showing programmes, and started showing still images of the programmes they were going to show in the future, accompanied by music to make them feel like they were in an elevator that they needed to get out of... 

All Work, No Play

All Work, No Play

A new piece of devised work making its debut at this year’s Brighton Fringe. We all have to work. If you are really lucky, you will love your job. Well, good for you. But if you don’t, you will more than likely slog through the work day, chained to your desk cubicle, having the life sucked out of you as you toil away the hours whilst wishing for something more... 

Big Dumb Cats

Big Dumb Cats

Two word texts, a cat with no name, blood where it shouldn't be and a fashion show to die for. We are shaped both by our experiences and how we get through them. Come share in some of the stories which have made Daniel John Smith the human he now appears to be, as he grapples with acceptance of himself, death, the future, and a nice warm jacket. 

The Invention of Lesbianism

The Invention of Lesbianism

A one-hour solo show about the history of LGBTQ+ language, written and performed by Cerys Bradley. It is a frank and funny history of lesbianism through the ages, looking at the evolution of language and how it has been weaponised, both by and against, the community... 

Equity: Taking the stress out of tax for freelancers

Equity: Taking the stress out of tax for freelancers

Tax can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Equity’s Tax specialist, Alan Lean, will take you through all you need to know about tax for the self-employed, including updates on the latest tax legislation. 

Starting a Performing Arts Company: The Business Basics

Starting a Performing Arts Company: The Business Basics

Are you hoping to grow and develop your performing arts company? Join Jackie Elliman, Legal & Industrial Relations Manager of the Independent Theatre Council, for an overview of the legal basics that you need to be thinking about when running and growing your own performing arts company; including setting up a Limited Company, Copyright, Contracts and legal responsibilities... 

Proxy

Proxy

After the 2016 Argus Award-winning 'And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet', Caroline Burns Cooke returns with Munchausen, murder and living by proxy. Based on a true story, Gypsy is imprisoned in a world of fantasy, invalided and infantilised by her mother Dee Dee, until her online Prince Charming offers a way out. 

Drunk With A Pen

Drunk With A Pen

Joseph J Clark is a poet on a mission. Time is precious to this man as time is words and the very second the audience are seated, in this black, curtained-off venue inside Sweet Werks 2, he commences his set... 

Why I Had To Leave The North

Why I Had To Leave The North

The story of me; a misfit, growing up in the north west of England in the 1980s. A funny and touching exploration of masculinity and the great expectations of manliness placed upon my youth by the older generations of the family... 

Mr D’s Tales of Myth and Legend

Mr D’s Tales of Myth and Legend

Come on a journey back in time as Mr D regales you with fabulous tales of ghosts, monsters, the Devil, and more. Storytelling and theatre combine to bring these myths and legends to life in a fast, funny and noisy hour-long show... 

Shakespeare’s Mad Women (A Love Letter to Shakespearean F*ckboys)

Shakespeare’s Mad Women (A Love Letter to Shakespearean F*ckboys)

A new writing comedy exploring what happens when the ‘mad’ women of Shakespeare find themselves dead, together, and angry... Asking why we dismiss women in literature, and what their stories might be, this debut writing from a female-centric company provokes, entertains, and challenges our favourite stories for the 21st century. 

Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

The well-known children’s entertainer and TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips ('Playdays', 'Playhouse Disney', 'Fun Song Factory', 'Boj!') performs popular children's songs on his trusty guitar... 

Brain Rinse

Brain Rinse

This award-nominated show is a bizarre, madcap, interactive sketch show starring you: the audience. War, suicide, Beethoven, and sex therapy. It's all in there. Discover your inner ninja! Have a party! Have your brain rinsed! “A fantastic presence on stage” (Buxton Fringe Review) 

Eddie Summers: Rocket Fuel!

Eddie Summers: Rocket Fuel!

Explosive Eddie's looking for one lucky new flatmate. Could you cope with the energy bomb? Expect toast, kissing, rap, cat whiskers, violence, flirting with an apple crumble, and a giant rabbit! ''A uniquely brilliant high-octane comedian!'' 'Highly Recommended' (FringeReview) ''Genuinely joyful, wonderfully absurd'' (Reviews Hub) ''A supremely confident performer, infectious energy, crazily random / disconcertingly normal'' (FringeReview)