Tez Ilyas: Populist

Tez Ilyas: Populist

The brand-new stand-up show from the star of The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three). 

Rob Newman's Philosophy Show

Rob Newman's Philosophy Show

Weaving together Nietzsche’s sunglasses, James Bond in Toxteth, electric spiders and singing neanderthals into a hilarious tour-de-force that offers new hopes for a changing worl… 

Emily Atack Has Left the Group

Emily Atack Has Left the Group

Emily Atack is back with a brand-spanking new show. 

Adam Buxton Rambles

Adam Buxton Rambles

To coincide with its publication, we invite you to join comedian and podcast host Adam Buxton as he talks about and reads from his upcoming new book. 

Jason Byrne: Audience Precipitation

Jason Byrne: Audience Precipitation

Jason’s Audience Precipitation will be a laugh out loud, must-see show, with a light drizzle of audience participation… oooh, clever that. 

Stacey Kent

Stacey Kent

As part of her worldwide tour, Stacey returns to the UK with her 5-piece band for a very select number of 2020 dates. 

Wes Banderson

Wes Banderson

Come and join multi-instrumentalists Wes Banderson for a musical tribute to one of the most unique and idiosyncratic directors of our generation. 

Bird on the Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Bird on the Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

A 10-piece collective of outstanding musicians interpreting the music of one of the greatest songwriters of our time, Bird on the Wire has already received rave reviews and will be… 

Rachel Parris: All Change Please

Rachel Parris: All Change Please

BAFTA-nominated comedian, Rachel Parris, is back with a brand-new show about big life changes.  

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

Mark uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really well-researched material to try and find out how the hell we ended up in the middle of this s… 

Women Over 50 Film Festival: Best of the Fest

Women Over 50 Film Festival: Best of the Fest

Focusing on the work and lives of older women - both in front and behind the camera - this year’s line-up includes Japanese animation Mix, eco-comedy The Last Mermaid starring Jane… 

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

New from French filmmaker Céline Sciamma, director of Water Lilies, Tomboy and Girlhood, comes this elegant and enigmatic historical romance, fresh from winning both the Queer Pal… 

Support the Girls

Support the Girls

An outstanding, quietly feminist comedy set in a Hooters-style US bar, which screened to acclaim as one of the hidden cinematic gems of 2019. 

Greener Grass

Greener Grass

In a dayglo-coloured, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-perfect teeth and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best f… 

Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law: Identifies

His 16th show is turning out to be his best yet. 

Jonathan Pie: Fake News Tour (Warm-Up)

Jonathan Pie: Fake News Tour (Warm-Up)

Jonathan Pie returns to the road to warm-up ahead of his Fake News tour 2020. He’ll be berating the people in power - and the journalists apparently holding them to account. 

KAYA

KAYA

Ceyda Tanc Dance explores human experiences of displacement, drawing on the strength and resilience of those searching for belonging in a new community. 

Losing the Night

Losing the Night

A show by poet and theatre maker Cecilia Knapp supported by the Arts Council. 

Rob Auton: The Time Show

Rob Auton: The Time Show

Following on from his critically acclaimed shows about talking, hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, “the Fringe’s comedian laureate” (British Comedy Guide… 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Multi-award-winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order) is back with her fourth full-len… 

Ask Me Anything

Ask Me Anything

It’s embarrassing recalling your teenager years, isn’t it? Awkward crushes, cringe-worthy fashion choices and dramatic mood swings; most of us are very happy to leave those yea… 

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a BIG surprise. 

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

If you want to be a ‘successful independent woman person’ you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. 

Bait

Bait

British filmmaker Mark Jenkin’s first full-length feature Bait has been critically lauded since its 2019 release. 

Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy

Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy

Fresh from a slot on James Corden’s Late Late Show, Lou Sanders breezes into Brighton to blow away the grubby taint of the coronavirus—and your dad. 

Simon Munnery: Alan Parker, Urban Warrior

Simon Munnery: Alan Parker, Urban Warrior

Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery reprises his notorious alter ego, the bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior. 

Ute Lemper: Rendezvous with Marlene

Ute Lemper: Rendezvous with Marlene

Ute tells us Marlene’s story, along with singing her fabulous songs from all the chapters of her life, from the Berlin cabaret years to her fabulous Burt Bacharach collaborations… 

Reigning Women Launch Night

Reigning Women Launch Night

We’re kicking off this year’s Reigning Women with a huge night of live music. 

A Dog Called Money

A Dog Called Money

Award-winning war photographer and filmmaker Seamus Murphy explores the creative inspiration behind PJ Harvey’s ninth studio album in A Dog Called Money, an arresting collage-sty… 

Mystify - Michael Hutchence

Mystify - Michael Hutchence

From the producers of Searching For Sugar Man and Whitney: Can I Be Me comes this intimate new documentary into the heart and soul of the internationally renowned and enigmatic fro… 

Shine a Light

Shine a Light

Martin Scorsese and The Rolling Stones come together in this concert film created in the same vein and awe of Scorsese’s previous music documentaries The Last Waltz and No Direct… 

Roots

Roots

We’ve reached the end of the decade and entered the ‘20s again. 

A Little Space

A Little Space

Watching A Little Space made me think of Marmite. 

Rhys James: Snitch

Rhys James: Snitch

Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour. 

The Lure (15)

The Lure (15)

A bold and explosive vampiric debut from Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska, The Lure is a genre-defying horror-musical hybrid that provides a fresh take on Hans Christian Ander… 

The Haunted Ballroom

The Haunted Ballroom

Billed as a Halloween cabaret extravaganza, The Haunted Ballroom was a loose mix of disco style party and cabaret acts from renowned London based performers Black Cat Cabaret, who … 

Jason Byrne: Wrecked but Ready

Jason Byrne: Wrecked but Ready

After 23 consecutive years Jason Byrne is wrecked but he is as ever ready (which is a battery, but he’s more Duracell than Eveready). 

Youthquake

Youthquake

Part show, part TED Talk and part party, Youthquake takes you on an exhilarating journey through the hidden lives of Teen Britain and asks what it actually means to change the world. 

Nick Helm: Phoenix from the Flames

Nick Helm: Phoenix from the Flames

Resurrected from the ashes, come and witness the two time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and International Treasure in Waiting shaking his ass, singing songs and righting wrongs. 

I Wanna Be Yours

I Wanna Be Yours

Love is more than just a game for two. Especially when there’s an elephant in the room. A tender, funny, lyrical play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got… 

In Fabric (15)

In Fabric (15)

The latest from the unique imagination of Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy and Berberian Sound Studio), In Fabric is a typically distinctive and haunting tale that blends Gia… 

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

After a sellout national tour, Ed Gamble’s tour has been extended to include this eagerly anticipated appearance at TOM. 

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

From The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Paul O’Grady Show and ITV’s The Imitation Game, the girl with a thousand voices returns to the UK with a brand new show. 

Jonny & The Baptists Love Brighton & Hove and Hate Bastards

Jonny & The Baptists Love Brighton & Hove and Hate Bastards

Everyone hates bastards right? We agree. Jonny & The Baptists are sick of being political and divisive. This show is about how everything is definitely fine. Let’s just get along! 

Revelations

Revelations

A few years ago, James’ best friends asked for his sperm - to start a family. An epic story about friendship, faith, life, death, foxes, snow buddies, and trying to do the right thing even when it involves taking all your clothes off. 

Beats (18)

Beats (18)

Set to an eclectic and electrifying 1990s rave soundtrack, Beats is a bittersweet coming-of-age story from Scottish director Brian Welsh (In Our Name), executive produced by Steven… 

Jellyfish (15)

Jellyfish (15)

Released to great acclaim earlier in the year, Jellyfish is the strikingly wonderful and heartfelt debut from director James Gardner, which boasts an astonishingly great starring t… 

Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties

Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties

Geoff Norcott is a working class comedian with an (oven) chip on his shoulder. 

Jon Culshaw: The Great British Take Off

Jon Culshaw: The Great British Take Off

Comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare (Dead Ringers) come to TOM for the first time following their sell-out tour last year. 

Frisky & Mannish: PopLab

Frisky & Mannish: PopLab

Ten years since they burst onto the scene with their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment, Frisky & Mannish are officially Pop PhDs, fully qualified to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever. 

Square Go

Square Go

The unmissable, Fringe First award-winning show from Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair, featuring an original soundtrack by members of Frightened Rabbit. 

Fatherland

Fatherland

It seems like a few years now that people have been saying virtual reality is the future of theatre. 

Cerys Matthews: Where the Wild Cooks Go

Cerys Matthews: Where the Wild Cooks Go

Join BBC broadcaster Cerys Matthews, as she takes us around the world, celebrating her love of food and music. 

The Jalapeno Bop

The Jalapeno Bop

Smoove and Turrell bring their Solid Brass tour to Brighton for a reprise performance as headliner at The Jalapeno Bop. 

The Justice Syndicate

The Justice Syndicate

A top surgeon is accused of a serious crime. 

Choreocracy

Choreocracy

Record-Breaking Dance Artist Tim Casson and BAFTA award-winning Digital Artist Seb Lee-Delisle, present their first collaboration, Choreocracy. 

vrLAB

vrLAB

One of the biggest showcases of immersive tech in the UK. 

Happy As Lazzaro (12A)

Happy As Lazzaro (12A)

Winner of Best Screenplay at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Italian writer-director Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro is a beguiling and luminous magic-realist fable which… 

Madelines Madeline (15)

Madelines Madeline (15)

A sensorial and immersive trip into a teen’s psyche, Madeline’s Madeline boldly dissects mental health, racial tensions, and the vampiric relationship between identity and perf… 

Rafiki (12A)

Rafiki (12A)

Inspired by Ugandan author Monica Arac de Nyeko’s 2007 Caine Prize-winning short story Jambula Tree, Wanuri Kahiu’s acclaimed Rafiki (‘friend’ in Swahili) is a tender love … 

The Blockheads

The Blockheads

Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads are a legendary outfit. Along with some new material from their latest album, you can expect to hear Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick, Wake Up And Make Love With Me, Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3) and more. 

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (15)

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (15)

This event has been cancelled. 

SHIFT

SHIFT

Barely Methodical Troupe defy definition; their circus skills, acrobatics, dance and highly physical theatre are astounding and take them beyond categorisation. The physicality of this performance alone was beyond belief as they launched each other across The Old Market with ease… 

Imago

Imago

‘Imago’ is a tragicomic physical theatre piece with a simplicity that focuses on the actors specific skills and personalities. A white rectangle marked on the floor and four chairs… 

2100: A Space Novelty

2100: A Space Novelty

‘2100: A Space Novelty’ makes full use of physical comedy that goes beyond any regular comedy show and takes audiences on an epic space adventure leaving them wanting a sequel! With elements of mime, vocal sound effects, live music, origami spaceships and multilingual characters, this is a space show like no other… 

Ladies and a Gentleman

Ladies and a Gentleman

Dömur og herra, Ladies and a Gentleman, is a burlesque group with its base in Kramhúsið Dance Studio in Reykjavik where they studied Burlesque with the mother of the Icelandic Cabaret scene, Margrét Erla Maack, and guest professors such as Jezebel Express, Maine Attraction, Chris Harder, Gal Friday and Peekabo Pointe to name but a few… 

Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

[Daddy Issues = a derogatory term used to describe the behaviour of young women who are attracted to and / or have sexual relationships with older men.] ‘Daddy Issues’ is a monologue about older men, young women who love them, and the world who think these women are idiots… 

May I Speak About Dance

May I Speak About Dance

A dancer dances, while another explains. A quirky performance-lecture about the problems of dance and meaning, referencing iconic figures in contemporary dance such as Yvonne Rainer, Tatsumi Hijikata and Jérȏme Bel, and getting tangled in non-dance, Butoh and somatic practice… 

Laterland (Performance/Workshop)

Laterland (Performance/Workshop)

Laterland is a physical performance created specifically for every site and occasion, inviting participants to collaborate. By starting with a workshop led by Benedikte Esperi, in methods on the topic how to create and compose a collective performance in public space the participants creates and perform on common ground… 

Cock Cock... Who's There?

Cock Cock... Who's There?

‘Cock Cock… Who’s There?’ is not your average show about rape, female bodies, online dating, feminism, the male gaze or whatever other ‘issue’ stickers are freely available to be pasted onto it… 

Love Notes

Love Notes

All you need is love… and music. MJ Paranzino’s choirs celebrate life through a mixture of musical styles: from classical to Motown; musical theatre to new choral compositions especially commissioned for ‘Love Notes’… 

Sarah Jane Morris: Sweet Little Mystery

Sarah Jane Morris: Sweet Little Mystery

Through her own brilliant interpretive vocal talents, Sarah Jane will be illuminating the work of John Martyn in her new show Sweet Little Mystery, accompanied by her regular collaborators - Tony Remy, Tim Cansfield, Martyn Barker and Henry Thomas. 

Lovely Girls

Lovely Girls

Chess and Cristina are The Hiccup Project, a comedic dance-theatre company. People commonly refer to them as ‘the lovely Hiccup girls’. It got them thinking…After diving into the world of romance and heartbreak in critically acclaimed multi-award winning May-We-Go-Round?, Cristina and Chess explore what it means to be a young woman in brand new show Lovely Girls… 

The Hiccup Project: Lovely Girls

The Hiccup Project: Lovely Girls

After diving into the world of romance and heartbreak in critically acclaimed multi-award winning May-We-Go-Round?, Cristina and Chess explore what it means to be a young woman in brand new show Lovely Girls… 

The Hiccup Project: Lovely Girls

The Hiccup Project: Lovely Girls

Using their powerful blend of comedy, energetic dance and theatre, they imagine a world where women can be, and do, whatever they want, breaking free of the boxes and letting go of the rules… 

Rob Auton: The Talk Show

Rob Auton: The Talk Show

Rob Auton is described as many things in addition to being a stand-up comedian – a philosopher, thinker, poet, surrealist… He is all of these and more. Advertorial for his show states that 'The Talk Show is a comedy / theatre / spoken word show about talking by award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton… 

The Swallowsfeet Collective: OOPS Festival

The Swallowsfeet Collective: OOPS Festival

OOPS is a movement to be different, to stand up and make bold choices. The festival brings together exceptional contemporary performance and visual artists from all over the world, lifting the voice of the artist to the forefront in these unsettled times. 

Rachel Parris: It's Fun To Pretend

Rachel Parris: It's Fun To Pretend

Viral sensation Rachel Parris, star of BBC’s The Mash Report, presents a comedy show packed with stand-up, song, sketch, and inevitably a sideways swipe at society.In this show, she showcases some of her best bits, from her trademark comic anthems, to her all-too relatable, bittersweet stand-up, alongside brand new material looking at the insane events of this year. 

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

Plays, and other kinds of performance, may have many functions, but stand-up comedy has only one. Essentially, your job is to be funny, and if you’re not then you can be said to have failed… 

Passionate Machine

Passionate Machine

Remember PE Kit. Cancel free trial. Call mum… everyone writes instructions to their future selves - but what if the future starts writing back?Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine - because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past… 

Passionate Machine

Passionate Machine

Winner of Brighton Fringe’s Best New Play Award 2018 and The Infallibles Award for Theatrical Excellence, Passionate Machine is a hilarious and searingly honest story about obsession, salvation and finding yourself - literally. 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim Complex

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim Complex

Kiri is back with her latest and greatest show to date, Victim Complex. Make sure you catch this unique, insightful, and utterly hilarious rising star of stand-up! 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Kiri is back with her latest and greatest show to date,Victim, Complex. Make sure you catch this unique, insightful, and utterly hilarious rising star of stand-up!You might have seen Kiri on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour or heard her on The Now Show… 

Ahir Shah: Duffer

Ahir Shah: Duffer

The political state of the world may be a grave cause for concern to most, but comedian Ahir Shah has endeavoured to find the humourous side of it all in his latest stand-up tour, Duffer… 

Jessie Cave

Jessie Cave

Jessie Cave walks on to the stage as if by accident, blinking behind large spectacles covering half a face framed by long plaited pigtails. To signify her arrival, a dark drum and base tune reverberates… 

Mark Thomas: Check Up - Our NHS @ 70

Mark Thomas: Check Up - Our NHS @ 70

Mark Thomas is 54, the NHS is 70, UK national average life expectancy is 84. If Mark makes it to 84 the NHS will be 100, what will they both look like? Based on a series of interviews with leading experts in and on the NHS and residencies in hospitals and surgeries, Thomas working with director Nicolas Kent, uses his own demise to explore the state we’re in. 

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Dating again after a complex break up, Jessie is trying to get her personal life in order - before her kids wake up. Named as one of the Top 10 Comedy Shows of 2018 by The Guardian, Cave now takes her critically acclaimed blend of confessional comedy and DIY performance art out on tour. 

KoKo Brown: WHITE

KoKo Brown: WHITE

The first of Koko Brown’s colour trilogy, White is an intimate portrait of growing up mixed race in the 90s and 00s. While fans of the poet might know her best for her spoken-word performances at events like Word Up and Sonar Sounds, Brown uses White to show the full breadth of her talents, as she skillfully employs the use of a vocal loop pedal… 

OOPS Festival

OOPS Festival

OOPS is a movement to be different, to stand up and make bold choices. The festival brings together exceptional contemporary performance and visual artists from all over the world, lifting the voice of the artist to the forefront in these unsettled times… 

Shlomo\'s Beatbox Adventure For Kids

Shlomo\'s Beatbox Adventure For Kids

Back by popular demand, this is your chance to join the sonic superhero that is Shlomo. Become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101! Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure For Kids

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure For Kids

Back by popular demand, this is your chance to join the sonic superhero that is Shlomo.Become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101! Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. 

White

White

A show about identity, being a mixed-race black woman and always feeling like an outsider.Blending live vocal looping and spoken word, WHITE carefully considers the concept of mixed-race privilege, tries to connect clashing cultures and explores what it means to grow up mixed in contemporary Britain… 

The Lost Things

The Lost Things

Performed in a unique dome structure, The Lost Things is about losing things and finding things you didn’t even know you were looking for. This is a dark fairytale set in a fantastical world, where nothing is quite as it seems… 

The Lost Things

The Lost Things

A boy falls and finds himself in a dark and terrifying new world. It’s a world of lost things: car keys, wedding rings and a mysterious girl who is building an amazing machine.Performed in a unique dome structure, The Lost Things is about losing things and finding things you didn’t even know you were looking for… 

The Black Cat Salon Des Artistes Valentines Special

The Black Cat Salon Des Artistes Valentines Special

This Valentine’s weekend, join us for an intimate evening of five star variety from London’s cabaret trailblazers and winners of Best Production at the London Cabaret Awards.Inspired by the cabaret culture of Montmartre in its heyday, enjoy superior showmanship, live music, comic song and elegant burlesque, all in a beautiful environment. 

The Animals & Children Took To The Streets

The Animals & Children Took To The Streets

Directed and written by Suzanne Andrade with film, design and animation by Paul Barritt, The Animals and Children Took to the Street arrives at The Old Market theatre in Brighton. Magnificently grotesque and charming, it is a performance and experience to remember… 

Tabby McTat

Tabby McTat

“Me, you and the old guitar,How perfectly, perfectly happy we are.MEEE-EW and the old guitar.How PURRR-fectly happy we are!”Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar… 

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

The packed audience at The Old Market leant in expectantly towards an ordinary looking closed shipping container dominating the stage, oblivious to the surprises enclosed inside. All of a sudden, a bearded man with wild hair and even wilder eyes floats above the container as if blown in by the wind… 

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

I’ve been to more than my fair share of post-show Q&As. I’ve seen tipsy actors trying not to embarrass themselves, conversations chaired by a host who can’t stop fawning over their guests, auteurs trying to shoehorn their prepared anecdote into the answer for any question they’re given and stars bemused after being shuffled from place to place as they come to the end of another long media junket... 

The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers

The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers

UK premiere of the Finnish international musical-comedy hit, combining opera, pin-sharp musical variety and stomach-crampingly funny physical comedy, directed by Spymonkey’s Toby Park and Aitor Basauri... 

Sound Barrier

Sound Barrier

The whip was the first human invention that broke the 'Sound Barrier'. Finnish circus artist Katerina Repponen turns whip-cracking into an art in this astonishing piece. Her precision in hitting targets is matched by her visually arresting presentation that proves that the whip can create something beautiful, elegant and soft as well as scary, loud and dangerous... 

Suhde

Suhde

Relationships are subject of Kate and Pasi's superbly skilled acrobatic show. How can a 50kg woman win a 100kg man? And what kind of a relationship is there between such an unlikely duo when the two encounter each other? Who is leading and who is following? How do they influence each other? Amazing Finnish acrobatic duo Kate and Pasi literally juggle each other in this show about love and relationships... 

Dark Side of the Mime

Dark Side of the Mime

'Dark Side of the Mime' explores the grotesque like nothing else. It mixes together clowning with classic pantomime, porn, splatter, and violence. In its core lies the foundation of our common culture and it’s taboos – we simultaneously gasp with horror and tremor with laughter because we all know we’re seeing the same things, even though the images are conjured up using only gestures... 

Blackpool

Blackpool

Dance performance 'Blackpool' takes the audience on a journey to the tough world of competitive ballroom dancing and reveals the rugged everyday life to be found behind the glamour... 

DollyWould

DollyWould

Oh look, Sh!t Theatre are back. Known for their multi award-winning, politically-conscious, sell-out shows: 'What is it this time?', 'Oh, is it Unemployment?', 'Is there a crisis?', 'Did the Government do Something Wrong Again?' Now, it’s a show about Dolly Parton "we f*cking love her"... 

Brighton Beach Boys perform The Beatles

Brighton Beach Boys perform The Beatles "White Album"

The Brighton Beach Boys perform The Beatles 'White Album'. Following from Sgt Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour, the Brighton Beach Boys return to celebrate the 50th anniversary of another classic album... 

Sarah Jane Morris & Antonio Forcione: Compared To What

Sarah Jane Morris & Antonio Forcione: Compared To What

With the release of 'Compared to What', Sarah Jane Morris teams up with the guitar artistry of world-renowned Antonio Forcione, producing a compelling, unique and haunting album. Together they have each been compared to an impressive array of musical geniuses including Janice Joplin and Tom Waits (vocally) as well as Jimi Hendrix (instrumentally)... 

All About Us

All About Us

15 years at Brighton Fringe! MJ Paranzino's choirs will be performing the ‘Best of the Best’ from the last 15 years at Brighton Fringe; from new choral music as well as jazz, gospel, R&B, musical theatre and classical favourites... 

Rosetta

Rosetta

Award winning, internationally developed movement piece. Rosetta is a collaboration between movement and cutting edge responsive motion tracking technology. The performance explores the construct of language and how two forms, light and movement are used together to form a dialogue... 

STAC @ Northbrook Musical Theatre Showcase 2017

STAC @ Northbrook Musical Theatre Showcase 2017

The STAC @ Northbrook Showcase featured 14 Musical Theatre Degree students, advertising their many performance talents in just over an hour of song and dance. The fourteen-strong company deftly tackled material across a wide range of classic and contemporary styles, from haunting numbers from Carrie and Sweeney Todd to the sugar-sweet harmonies of Waitress... 

Melancholy

Melancholy

‘Spiral down the stairs to the world of the inventor. Consumed by grief, he undertakes work on his biggest creation yet, his lost wife... but at what cost?’This story of puppetry and animation follows a man’s (Stephen McCabe) journey into mourning and acceptance... 

Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus

Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus

Nominated: Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, 2015. This 75 minute tour-de-force of high-octane mime comedy is the widely lauded follow-up to cult sell-out physical comedies 'Kraken' and 'Squidboy'... 

Macho Macho

Macho Macho

Bosnian-Dutch artist Igor Vrebac draws inspiration from Instagram after-workout selfies, Turkish wrestling and the idea of bromance in his new physical performance 'Macho Macho' to question the objectified "men’s world" we are living in today... 

Sleeping Trees: SCI-FI?

Sleeping Trees: SCI-FI?

'Where are we going Admiral Ox?' asks the starry eyed, young space farmer who is really the secret son of an evil galactic overlord with special powers. 'PLUTOPIA' replies the self styled space explorer Admiral Ox... 

James Campbell: The Funny Thing About...

James Campbell: The Funny Thing About...

A stand-up show for children over 6, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. Hold onto your socks and enjoy stand-up comedy for kids with James Campbell. As seen on 'Blue Peter'... 

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

With a coffin full of sympathy snacks, Jack Rooke and his 85-year-old Nan, Sicely, invite you to the happiest town in Britain, where Dad’s dead and the only thing to eat is lasagne... 

Othello

Othello

Verdi’s operatic adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello is brought to us by Kent Opera. Their Pros and Cons project aims to make music and theatre accessible to those incarcerated in prison and it was a pleasure to watch this very special performance directed by Stephen Tiller... 

Sleeping Trees: WESTERN?

Sleeping Trees: WESTERN?

Sleeping Trees return to lovingly destroy yet another film genre. 'WESTERN' is a sordid tale, from the sandy depths of the Wild West. Follow unlikely hero Harry Sudds as a simple trip to the bank quickly descends into the worst day of his life... 

Ed Aczel's 'Foreign Policy'

Ed Aczel's 'Foreign Policy'

"Britain’s greatest living anti- comedian" (The Guardian) wades headlong into the thorny issue of foreign policy. Ever thought that maybe your relationship with your next-door neighbour is in fact a foreign policy? No? Well that’s lesson number 1 from deadpan critic’s favourite, Ed Aczel... 

Sleeping Trees: MAFIA?

Sleeping Trees: MAFIA?

After watching all three 'Godfather' films, James has decided to leave Sleeping Trees and become a real life Sicilian gangster. This fast-paced physical comedy show is the compromise... 

Verdi's Otello

Verdi's Otello

A play. An opera. Two visions. Two voices. One story. Jealousy and deception, trust and trickery, love destroyed. A world of tall tales and derring-do. Of soldiers and heroes - and super-men with feet of clay... 

The Presence of The Heap and The Happy Way to Go?

The Presence of The Heap and The Happy Way to Go?

Theatre Inc. and IntAct Theatre Co. at Chichester College, Fan Dance Theatre Co. and The Magic Chocolate Show bring you this exciting double-bill of physical theatre led by artists with disabilities... 

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

"My musical discovery of 2016" (Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music). Nick Harper's rich acoustic/Folk heritage (he is Folk legend Roy Harper's son) is recognised worldwide. "One of the finest guitarists of his generation, soaring vocals, epic songs" (Mojo), "Dylan for the iPod generation – Betjemen with a guitar" (Guitarist Magazine), "The Acoustic Hendrix" (Guitar)... 

Betty Blue Eyes

Betty Blue Eyes

Set in postwar Britain where one of the only distractions from recovery and rationing is the hope brought by the upcoming wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, this performance of Betty Blue Eyes was delightfully entertaining... 

Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor

Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor

There is going to be a lot of trouble for everyone when the Swan Liberation Army finally achieve emancipation and turn the United Kingdom into an totalitarian Swan state.Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers, as Jonny and the, inexplicably plural, Baptists, take two guitars and explore this idea, along with many others in a couple of hours of random, riotous republicanism... 

Avery*Sunshine & Yakul

Avery*Sunshine & Yakul

US Soul vocalist Avery*Sunshine is, without a doubt, one of the most dynamic voices on the creative music scene, known for her invigorating live performances and compelling, revealingly honest song writing... 

AY | NA

AY | NA

Ceyda Tanc Dance is a contemporary dance company led by Artistic Director and Choreographer, Ceyda Tanc. The company produce cutting-edge, dynamic contemporary dance works with influence of traditional Turkish folk dance, the dance style of Tanc’s heritage... 

Slap and Tickle

Slap and Tickle

"A machine gun of visual joy” (SeeingDance) This dark, ribald, physical commentary is created and performed by Liz Aggiss, a “maverick, anarchic, indomitable and fearless performance artist... 

Wilder Stories: Rhapsodies in Colour

Wilder Stories: Rhapsodies in Colour

Join us for a pigment-drenched journey. Have you ever thought about what the colour of love is? What the shade of rage is? For this specially curated live-lounge podcast, we’ve invited storytellers: musicians, writers, academics and artists from across the city to share a story with us evoked by colour over three intimate Sunday sessions at The Old Market... 

Focus Group* *or How to Stare Down & Transfigure Loneliness1 1A play after David Foster Wallace

Focus Group* *or How to Stare Down & Transfigure Loneliness1 1A play after David Foster Wallace

“This parable of limiting life down to human usefulness is as beautiful as it is bleak” (Exeunt). 'Focus Group*' is an absurd comedy with a dark heart. Join an off-kilter focus group about brightly coloured cakes, and witness a man gradually relinquish the delusion that he matters in the slightest... 

Colour Me Choral: A Choral Concert of Gospel, Classics & New Music

Colour Me Choral: A Choral Concert of Gospel, Classics & New Music

Did you know that every sound has a colour? What are your true colours? And what happens when all those colours blend together in a choir? Come and discover an amazing choral rainbow experience in a truly sense-ational event of sound, light and rhythm with original compositions as well as popular classics, in a multimedia concert with over 200 singers. 

Jam Tarts Choir

Jam Tarts Choir

Jam Tarts has enjoyed a string of successful shows in 2015 and 2016, including festival appearances and a critically-acclaimed collaboration with Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta. The choral collective is now pleased to confirm a return to Brighton Fringe for a third time in 2017... 

Strange Face: Adventures With A Lost Nick Drake Recording

Strange Face: Adventures With A Lost Nick Drake Recording

“Strange face, with your eyes So pale and sincere. Underneath you know well You have nothing to fear....”So starts Cello Song, a melancholic sliver of a song that appears halfway through Nick Drake’s debut album, Five Leaves Left... 

End Times Steampunk Festival

End Times Steampunk Festival

A Steampunk fandazzle eruption. The Iron Boot Scrapers, birdeatsbaby, Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer and The Filthy Spectacula. So gather up your tip top clobber and come razzle-dazzle on the dance floor with all the other pippins, poodle-fakers and buffers... 

Just Right: A Tale of One Girl, Three Bears & Lashings of Porridge!

Just Right: A Tale of One Girl, Three Bears & Lashings of Porridge!

From the creators of 'Three Excellent Little Pigs' and 'Gorrid the Horrid' comes another spell-binding musical puppet show. Featuring one mean girl, three excellent bears and lashings of porridge! Expect mesmerising visuals, brilliant songs, lots of laughs and our cheeky style of audience participation. 

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

For children over 6, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. "James Campbell pioneered the idea of stand-up for children, and it is still genuinely impressive to watch him hold the attention of a theatre full of 6 to 11 year-olds for an hour with nothing but a microphone" (Stephanie Merritt, The Guardian) 

The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester

This award-winning theatre company returns with its hilarious, heart-warming adaptation of the Beatrix Potter tale of a poor tailor, who falls foul of his cat when he rescues the mice... 

1972: The Future Of Sex

1972: The Future Of Sex

What an incredible performance. This spectacular show had all the right moves – and grooves – to make it one of the Fringe’s best pieces of theatre this year. Set in 1972 and discussing a very popular topic of the day – sex – this show takes you on a journey through awkward first kisses, coming out and lost virginities as the couples tried to make sense of their sexual desires... 

Trygve Wakenshaw: Kraken

Trygve Wakenshaw: Kraken

The multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed total-sell-out returns. Gaulier-trained clown Trygve Wakenshaw’s beautifully strange stream-of-consciousness idiocy. Winner: Best Comedy (Adelaide Fringe 2015 AND Perth Fringe 2015); 2014 Edinburgh Underbelly Award... 

Sleeping Trees: Sci - Fi?

Sleeping Trees: Sci - Fi?

The award-winning company and jazz fusion trio, The Physics House Band, return to unleash their fast-paced physical comedy on Sci-fi movies, complete with two rip-roaring live scores and over 100 brand new characters... 

Sleeping Trees: Western?

Sleeping Trees: Western?

The award-winning company and jazz fusion trio, The Physics House Band, return to unleash their fast-paced physical comedy on Wild Western movies, complete with two rip-roaring live scores and over 100 brand new characters... 

The Lamellar Project

The Lamellar Project

Set in the year 2039, this is a world that man has destroyed. The Earth's fragile ecosystem is under attack and we are viewing the day to day current events through Skype conversations between two different scientists; one based in the UK (played by Gideon Turner) and one in Philadelphia (played by Emma Gibson)... 

With A Little Bit Of Luck

With A Little Bit Of Luck

Set when the UK garage scene was at the height of its glory, With a Little Bit of Luck introduces us to 19 year-old Nadia, about to experience her ‘summer of love’ in 2001 and with her whole life ahead of her... 

WiFi Wars

WiFi Wars

If like me you whiled away many a Saturday stopping your dog’s tail from slightly moving your carefully balanced lead from your cassette player to your Spectrum ZX81, keeping everything crossed that Daley Thompson’s Decathlon would eventually load, you will love WiFi Wars... 

What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

Luke Wright delivers a multi-award-winning hurricane of a performance. With humour and humanity, he takes British politics head on, challenging the rise of New Labour, David Cameron and the abandonment of those left behind... 

Bromance

Bromance

A tour-de-force of physical heroics, wittily exploring male companionship and its limits. Enjoyable chemistry and humour blends with exceptional skills in parkour, B-boying, tricking, hand-to-hand acrobatics and Cyr wheel... 

Musical Refuge: A Choral Concert of Gospel, Classics & New Music

Musical Refuge: A Choral Concert of Gospel, Classics & New Music

We all know the refuge that music and singing can bring. In a time of terrible flux and uncertainty, where people are fleeing for their lives, music and singing can be a great solace... 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

There’s a storm. Noble identical twins are separated and cast away in an enemy realm. Thus begins Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s best known and most performed comedy. What follows is the classical version of chaos, as genders are bent, hierarchies inverted and falsehoods embraced... 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Local thespians in Brighton may be familiar with the Academy of Creative Training (ACT), which strives to offer instruction to the ordinary individual who dreams of a life on the stage... 

Simon Munnery: And Nothing But

Simon Munnery: And Nothing But

There have been a lot of Simon Munneries over the years.We’ve had Simon Munnery the absurdist bureaucrat with a clipboard, Simon Munnery with a bucket on his head, Simon Munnery as a comic dictator standing on top of a bus and shouting... 

Golem

Golem

Brightness infuses the evening from the off in 1927’s theatrical delight, Golem. Opening with stunning visuals, the show fuses live performance, animation and film into an intriguing live performance that delivers a powerful message with a refreshing angle... 

Festival of the Spoken Nerd vs Go 8-Bit!

Festival of the Spoken Nerd vs Go 8-Bit!

Sunday Night: Nerd Night! Two geek/comedy shows for the price of one: [1] Festival of the spoken nerd: Just for graphs. Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve ‘Danger’ Mould and geek songstress Helen Arney are back... 

Verses Versus Verses: Brighton v London Poets v MCs

Verses Versus Verses: Brighton v London Poets v MCs

After the gargantuan battle of Brighton's finest at the 12th Annual Poets v MCs, Brighton takes on the best that the Mother City has to offer. Demand respect for your style of spoken word as poets from the big bad city and the flamboyant fishing village take on the combined forces of the rappers... 

Three Excellent Little Pigs by Al Start

Three Excellent Little Pigs by Al Start

Huff, puff and puppets! Start-Blooming are firm ‘family-show favourites’ in and around Brighton. Our new show is a little different to our previous shows Pirate Adventure' and 'Gorrid the Horrid' - it features handmade puppets (by Al)... 

Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Apphia Campbell's hit one-woman show follows jazz musician and civil rights activist Mena Bordeaux as she undergoes a three day period of spiritual cleansing following the untimely death of her father... 

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

For children over six, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. A show which might or might not discuss lollipop ladies, quantum chromatic disruption machines and tartan badgers... 

Miss Dietrich Regrets

Miss Dietrich Regrets

Marlene Dietrich: the sex goddess who never grew old. A byword for glamour and sex appeal from an earlier age, Marlene was the iconic cabaret star and well known lover to many of showbiz’s biggest stars... 

Hundred Watt Club: Burlesque & Cabaret

Hundred Watt Club: Burlesque & Cabaret

Returning to Brighton with another rip-roaring line-up! Featuring raucous, risqué and hairy boylesque from Dave the Bear; flirtatious striptease from pin-up Jeanie Wishes; plus hilarious, acute and shocking characters with Glory Pearl... 

Lorraine & Alan

Lorraine & Alan

When Alan discovers a mysterious young woman lying amongst the seals, their lives become irreversibly entwined. 'Lorraine & Alan' is a modern re-telling of the Selkie myth with live electronic sound design, song and several hundred plastic bottles... 

Laughtermarket

Laughtermarket

"Top notch comedy night" **** (Latest 7) Laughtermarket is back for 2015 with another stonking night of headline acts and rising stars from the local scene. Headlined by Latitude Act of the Year, Paul McCaffrey "He has charm, charisma and success written all over him" (Evening Standard) is joined by Anna Morris "Darkly Hilarious" (Grazia), Phil Jerrod, Juliet Meyers and Darren Maskell... 

Jarrod Lawson

Jarrod Lawson

Vocalist Jarrod Lawson is as smooth as you can get and then some. He and his firecracker band The Good People are currently taking Europe by storm with a new harmony-laden, powerful take on soul jazz... 

Musical Babble: a Choral Concert of Gospel, Classics & New Music

Musical Babble: a Choral Concert of Gospel, Classics & New Music

MUSICAL BABBLE For twelve years, MJ Paranzino, composer and director has commissioned New Choral Music for Brighton Fringe. As well as new music this choral concert will include gospel, rock, swing and classical music performed by MJ's Choirs... 

Jam Tarts Choir

Jam Tarts Choir

A mass of pink and red strode onto the stage. Perhaps the Jam Tarts were dressed to match the conductor’s impressive pink meringue dress, which swirled and puffed about, keeping time for the choir... 

Ernest and the Pale Moon

Ernest and the Pale Moon

As the audience enter Ernest is sitting and watching the girl of his dreams, which he does every night. Then, suddenly, the play delivers an alarming shock; we know this mock gothic horror is out to stop us sleeping tonight... 

Children's Shows and Workshops

Children's Shows and Workshops

A celebration of children and young people in the Performing Arts featuring theatre, literature, music and movement. Including works by Roald Dahl, Lisa McGee, Jack Thorne and Kay Adshead ranging from classic fairy tales with a Dahl twist to girl gang rappers... 

Decomposed!

Decomposed!

Down on his luck, Will is forced to move back in with his uncouth twin, Igor, who spends all day plugged into his games console, mumbling to himself and eating cold baked-beans. Armed only with a conductor’s baton and a wealth of classical music, Will has just one hour to stop his brother from turning into a Zombie and eating him alive! Discover the awesome power of classical music in this hilarious and riotous ‘buddy-adventure’ on bunk-beds... 

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

Imagine you’re a sausage. You are in a frying pan, happily sizzling away with other, like-minded sausages. Then one of them starts to tell you about tomato ketchup. You refuse to believe your friend's stories but later you find yourself being dipped head first into that tangy, tomatoey joy... 

Duwayne

Duwayne

He survived Stephen Lawrence’s killers. Can he survive the Met? Traumatised by his best friend’s murder, Duwayne Brooks was treated as a potential criminal instead of a witness... 

Ernest and the Pale Moon

Ernest and the Pale Moon

2009's sell-out returns for two nights only! Live music, inventive design and physical storytelling combine in a thrilling and terrifying experience. 'Gloriously gothic' (Telegraph)... 

Flush

Flush

Cape Theatre will perform 'Flush', an interactive, site specific performance set in the women’s toilets, literally. This performance is about water, our attitudes towards crisis, the concept of competition and oh yes there is a mermaid... 

Bitch Boxer

Bitch Boxer

Meet Chloe, 21. She likes the simple things in life: cherry sambuca, karaoke and winding her Dad up. Oh, and she's a boxer. London, 2012. Women step into the Olympic boxing ring for the first time... 

Major Tom

Major Tom

The true story of how Victoria became a beauty queen after becoming inspired by the struggles of her bassett hound (Major Tom), a star of the amateur dog show circuit. Whilst Victoria became immersed in this new world, Major Tom was widely criticised in the professional circuit... 

Movin Melvin Brown: The Ray Charles Experience

Movin Melvin Brown: The Ray Charles Experience

'Best Music show' nominee Adelaide 2013. Multi-award entertainer Movin' Melvin presents a musical journey of Ray Charles and his contemporaries... Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, Lloyd Price, Percy Mayfield... 

The New Ten Commandments

The New Ten Commandments

Have you ever wanted to play God? The New Ten Commandments is probably the closest you’ll ever get. Entering the world of the LDD Research Group, you will soon discover that moral laws are not universal, but a human creation designed to make life as good as it can be for as many people as possible... 

Dance to the Music

Dance to the Music

Directed by MJ Paranzino. Performed by MJ’s Choirs. The Brighton City Singers, The South London Choir, The West London Choir
, The Hastings Town Singers
. An innovative concert premiering original choral music, interspersed with well-loved classics, arranged and directed by MJ Paranzino, the renowned composer and musical director, and performed by her four community choirs with over 250 adult voices, in a thrilling multimedia event! 

Major Tom

Major Tom

‘I had changed as a person since entering the beauty pageant. I was vain’, Victoria Melody announces dramatically, whilst staring intensely into the audience. That is, before reverting to her three-year-old self and whining loudly, ‘But I liked the worse me!’ This moment, in its juxtaposition of serious social commentary and bizarre comedy, sums up the show... 

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

Kids’ comedy is harder than you’d think. Aside from the challenge of keeping young bums on seats, there’s the jokes themselves to consider. Even if you’re successful in maintaining the children’s attention, what about the parents? If your material’s too simplistic, you’ll alienate the section of your audience that controls the purchasing power...