From the peaceful pleasure of Ratty’s beloved riverbank, to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along wit…
Due to popular demand, the ‘Britpop Rocky Horror’ returns for a second year! Following an epic premiere at Brighton Fringe 2016, and a nationwide tour including a full show at …
A 90s-themed night to close Brighton Fringe 2017 in style.
The very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams!
Biff is not like other dogs.
Triple award-winning sketch villains and stars of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’ return to Brighton with a ghoulish new nightmare blend of sketch comedy, live music and pure evi…
Taking time out of his busy schedule of swearing and screaming, Sadowitz will, for two nights, do card tricks with even less entertainment value.
I love edgy cabaret - give
me songs about Chemsex (thanks Bourgeois and Maurice), or anti-drag (thanks
David Hoyle) or blood, sweat and other bodily fluids (thanks Christeene) an…
The latest production by Embolon Theatre, All In is such a hybrid of genres that I am unsure on whether to refer to it as a play, a stand-up comedy show, or a mind-bendin…
In this exhilarating, disturbing exploration of the human mind, there is a cornucopia of theatrical styles, from the visually spectacular, breathtaking use of puppetry, to the slic…
A solo-duet created by Flying Solo and Amsterdam Fringe
2015 award-winner Ester Natzijl.
Following the story of ‘The Liar’, a broken down, two-bit mentalist act who has reached the end of his tether and threatens to finish it all.
Even before she came to Belton, Minty had known she was a witch, or something very much like it.
GIANT follows the never-ending, whirlwind of generations in protagonist, Tommy’s family.
“Remember this”, quoth Movin’ Melvin Brown, winding up his 80-minute set with just a couple more trademark 33 1/3 rpm chuckles, ‘it’s nice to be important.
“Cake-mixing, baking and eating fuel, this zingy, high-energy story as a restless baby sets about a night-time adventure.
Friendship is a loving, colourful, and magical mess! ‘Better Together’ follows three clowns – Tropizo, Squiggle and Doa – on an energetic and imaginative ride towards becom…
“Incredibly Funny!” (SG Fringe), “Redefining Comedy Hypnotism” (British Comedy Guide).
An evening filled with stories, duets and short plays, reworked and retold to delight, surprise and entertain.
Shit-faced Showtime is the all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking phenomenon from the professional piss-heads behind Shit-faced Shakespeare.
“Swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
The Moon has got a story to tell about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night.
Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit.
Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour.
Apparently, one of the men involved in the Great Train Robbery of 1963 resides in Hove - but this story isn’t about him, instead it’s about the women behind the heist, the ones…
A comedy about a tragedy.
Little Wing finds herself alone in the forest with a trio of warring dragons.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has
delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969
selling more than 43 million copies …
Patti Plinko glances around the stage in search of the next musical instrument.
Idle Eye (spoken word/comedy) and Jenny Vegas (comedy) welcome you to ‘Broken Biscuits’, a four-act variety event comprising the very best of spoken word, music, character comedy, …
No one does satire quite like Brighton’s very own ‘The Treason Show’.
Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist.
Amid the abundance of hard hitting and harrowing new work presented at the Fringe, one could be forgiven for wondering why we’re all taking ourselves so seriously.
Bram Stoker’s classic
Gothic tale of the infamous Count Dracula is one that has been retold countless
times, but don’t be fooled - this high-octane production by Let Them Cal…
Awarm-heartedadaptation of the
well-known children’s book about a plucky guinea pig – Christopher Nibble.
Pick of the Fringe Launch Night Special, kicked off Brighton Fringe at The Warren with fragments of 7 shows.
Not sure what to see? Don’t fret, we’ve done the work for you and hand-picked this week’s top tips.
Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band bring their unique family music to Brighton Fringe for the first time.
Fresh from a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Beasts bring their critically acclaimed comedy extravaganza to Brighton.
Embarking on a tale of ambition, blood and murder of their own, Mac and Lady Mac build a fast food empire.
Winner: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016.
Come and celebrate the launch of Brighton Fringe at The Warren. Help us start the 2017 Festival with a bang!
If visual stimulation is what you’re after, there was no shortage of it in this homosexualised production of Georges Bizet’s opera, though its’ emphasis did result in a lack of p…
By Heathcote Williams (Archangel award-winner).
Enter, stranger! Knightmare Live is back with a brand new concept and offers YOU the chance to wear the iconic helmet of justice and play the dungeon.
Sophie Bucket lives on a farm with her dad.
The Brit-popera for Common People Like You.
‘Best Music Show’ nominee in Adelaide, the acclaimed Movin’ Melvin presents a sensational premiere, featuring songs Otis Redding did, plus more! Extravaganza of song, tap-dan…
A 60-minute, non-stop highly-interactive and energetic show, jam-packed with singing, dancing, spectacular acrobatics and music, featuring original tracks from the hit TV show.
Set in the gay community of liberal 1920s Spain.
Jacko Hooper combines delicate acoustic noodlings with a soulful, emotive voice.
This traditional production champions the anti-stereotype stance of the LGBT community, by casting the superb soprano Paul Bork in the title rôle of the tragic geisha.
The highly acclaimed graphic, gripping, funny and frank verbatim drama exposing the chill-out chem-sex scene.
Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience).
House of Blakewell want to make you happy.
A rib-tickling, inclusive dance theatre experience complete with moving lab tables, fart jars, cows and test tubes.
If like me you find an
Irish accent a wondrous tool capable, in a single crank, of spinning the very
stars in the gutter, and if, like me also, you enjoy nothing better than a bi…
Bane looks to relocate and start anew in a new town, a town so idyllic no one would expect to find him there: Sunnyview.
Bane tells the story of hitman Bruce Bane, ‘a hired hand who gets the job done’.
Life-sized animal puppets with fully articulated limbs come to life in front of your eyes in a cacophony of singing, dancing and plenty of audience participation.
Club Cairo offers an exotic array of entertainment from Arabia.
‘Bane 4’ follows hitman Bruce Bane as he attempts to erase his past and discover what went wrong.
For those of you who have yet to encounter the fringe phenomenon that is Shit-Faced Shakespeare, this is a show that does exactly what it says on the tin.
The actors in Shit-Faced Showtime have a lot to deal with, a drunk member of their cast, remembering their lines, singing in tune, playing the piano and also dealing with drunk, an…
Two battles in one: first the poets from the two great festival cities join to take on a united team of rappers.
‘Honey’ is an original piece of theatre with a set of three bee hives that transform to tell the story.
‘Bane 2’ follows hitman Bruce Bane as he fends off toxic monsters, old foes and inner demons.
The story of Macbeth’s tragic demise has been told many times by hundreds, if not thousands, of theatre makers.
Hysterical is a dark comedy exploring the boundaries of mental health and wellbeing in today’s corporate reality, where work-life balance often equals yoga, medication and therap…
By the makers of ‘Shoe Baby’, ‘Penguin’ and ‘Arthur’s Dream Boat’, Long Nose Puppets present their new show ‘Flyaway Katie’.
A kaleidoscope of mundanity and the surreal, ‘Birthday in Suburbia’ invites its audience to follow the descent of an average man into an extraordinary, ridiculous personal crisis.
An adventure set on the
high seas that is story-telling at its very finest.
An expert juggler, an acrobat and dancer, a musician and inventor, and a brave warrioress present an archive of 23 thoughts about conflict, collected over a single year.
A selection of the finest comedians come together to raise funds for Albion in the Community, the charitable arm of Brighton & Hove Albion.
follows Jack’s crusade against the haunting demons that follow his life living
rough on the streets of London.
In 2015 Pop Star XNTHONY and The Penny Slots were heading to Eurovision.
Join David, Keith, Hans and Romano on a quest to tell their individual stories and impose their so-called cultural offerings onto an audience.
Hullabaloo Community Quire presents ‘We Are Stardust!’
Join Hullabaloo and friends Robb Johnson, Naomi Bedford, Bela Emerson, Steven Grainger and WeBop choir, for a joyful celebra…
Fringe 2016 is here: bigger, better and fringier than ever! And who could be
better to kick things off at the Warren than Le Gateau Chocolat, the powerhouse
Orion is scared of more or less everything.
Ellie Ford is an alternative folk artist who fronts a five-piece band of multi-instrumentalists.
Performer James Cairns (‘Dirt’, ‘The Three Little Pigs’, ‘The Snow Goose’) teams up with writer Gwydion Beynon (‘The Epicene Butcher’) to tell the epic, unforgettable and hilarious…
Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, you racist.
The official awards ceremony to mark the end of Brighton Fringe 2015, with free flowing entertainment and mercifully short acceptance speeches.
I first heard of Shit-faced Shakespeare when I performed my first Edinburgh Fringe play back in 2013; it was one of those plays that ‘everyone was talking about’ and of course …
“A massive highlight of the Brighton Fringe” ***** (What’s on Stage).
A Ship of Fools will make you laugh out loud and cry in hysterics as they show you what goes on behind the closed doors of the UK care system.
‘MUSE’ exposes the real star behind Cabaret.
A poor and lonely old couple, desperate to have a child, adopt a piglet.
An eclectic mix of songs, scenes and ensemble numbers from the world of musical theatre accompanied by a live band.
There’s chaos in the kitchen when Signor Baffo is left in charge.
A love story set in the early 1980s of Thatcher’s Britain, ‘Nursing Lives’ takes us back to the hard-working, heart-breaking, swing-dancing world of the UK’s wartime hospit…
A flamboyant, playful investigation of identity and belonging, full of the sheer joy of the spoken word, combining imaginative, physical theatre with a visceral, muscular text.
George Orwell’s classic allegory about the Russian Revolution is a serious political satire in children’s wrapping paper.
In a London exhibition of 1971, art becomes a matter of life and death - for a Catfish.
Hitch a ride back to the heady days of 80s stadium rock with this 100% live and curling event.
Unstoppable rhythm, invincible singing, daring dance.
Can you stay true to yourself when everything suggests you change? After sell-out performances in London and New York, 201’s raw, contemporary hip hop returns in a story of two m…
There aren’t enough
positive accolades in the English language to describe how utterly magnificent
this piece of physical theatre is.
Chortle Award nominees and stars of Radio 4’s Sketchorama, the critically acclaimed sketch storytellers return to Brighton with last year’s Edinburgh hit: Happenstance.
Internationally renowned entertainment solutions provider White Light Ltd are running this workshop for Brighton Fringe participants.
A moving and hilariously funny exploration into the life and lungs of Julie Andrews! A fast-paced, musical journey into the public and very private life of the star.
Dark clown, drag and dance combine in this joyful fairground ride as four performers don their finest to flirt with big themes and invite you to do the same.
Pam Gem’s play ‘Piaf’ captures the rise and fall of the world’s most loved French singer Edith Piaf.
A jamboree of performances from second-year performing arts students of Varndean College.
William Shakespeare has been reincarnated as a woman and is the cause of confusion and frustration for her therapist, Henry.
Life-sized elephant, giraffe and lion marionettes come to The Warren! The animals will greet you outside and lead you indoors to enjoy a breathtaking puppetry show to delight all a…
‘Hombres’ is an intimate show that will take you on a magical, emotional, passionate and powerful journey through a series of colourful rhythms of flamenco dance.
This madcap extravaganza is a perfect introduction to the Bard.
‘Le Cluck’, an exciting new cabaret show, is a night of pure entertainment and fun.
From late the 1800s to WWII, Paris was a centre of sexual freedom and same-sex cultures.
The year is 2042: Hollywood is dead, the film industry buckled under the weight of hefty blockbuster films.
Enjoy Banyan Tree’s vibrant retelling of this African folktale told through spoken word fused with Latin and Caribbean sounds and featuring captivating puppets, original songs, d…
Abandoned by the rest of the cast on opening night of his autobiographical cabaret act, the immortal genius Ludwig van Beethoven and his trusty stage manager Kathy recount the maes…
Deep in the forest, faeries wait .
Join Prince Percy for a royal pyjama party, a pillow fight and a quest to find a missing pea! Skewbald’s fun and interactive family show will delight both children and grown-ups …
If an ice lolly stick can dream of being a horse, what magic might follow? A fantastic story based on the book by Russell Hoban and mischievously illustrated by Quentin Blake.
How do you write a Doctor Who musical without getting shut down by the BBC? Join Jamie & Jess in this unauthorised Whosical show.
It is the year 2042.
Laugh your head off with this 6’10” creature of bulbous presence.
I’ll try not to crack ‘What the Dickens?’ jokes, but this show left me feeling like a slug on tranquilizers.
Florence Foster Jenkins was an American amateur opera singer under the impression that she was amazingly talented when actually she was really very bad.
This was by far one of the most outstandingly bizarre pieces of theatre I have ever seen; I am still not entirely sure what I actually witnessed, but I know that I liked it.
Impressively made and performed’.
“Impressively made and performed” **** (FringeReview).
Award-winning entertainer Doug Segal’s comedy mind reading show turns the audience into mind reading mentalists.
Amidst the wonders of the circus, an impossible dream appears.
This colourful, vibrant performance of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was well received by children and adults alike.
Scan Artists is a multi-faceted performance by The Bridge Theatre Company – comprised of 13 Brit School students – that manages to effortlessly blend song, movement and strong …
‘What The Hell’ is a mash-up of a modern story about an Italian man’s journey to London, and the first canticle of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy: an epic poem about a journey…
Born in Belgium in 1929, Brel became the ‘Voice of Paris’ during the 1950s and 60s, writing over 300 songs.
Access All Areas take you on a ground-breaking audio-tour performance through the sights and smells of Brighton, to watch and listen in on actors with learning disabilities and the…
As a child of rural Somerset, I am no stranger to folk music.
Having spent his life using magic to solve impossible problems, award-winning magician Ben Hart turns his attention to himself.
Sherlock Holmes has been murdered, a priceless jewel has been stolen and Poirot, Clouseau and Maigret find themselves on board the Orient Express in pursuit of the villain … or a…
Sam LOVES hiding, especially at bath time.
Mortality, masculinity and Marcel Lucont.
An entirely serious Shakespeare play .
An intimate musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.
As I left the Warren after viewing The Girl and the Goat, all that was running through my head was ‘who on Earth thought that was a good idea?’ The awkward hitting together of …
Presented by Theoretical Zombiologist Doctor Austin, discover how a Zombie brain works in this spoof lecture, featuring interactive demonstrations and a multi-media presentation.
Inspired by the five-star production of ‘Killing Roger’, Sparkle and Dark invite you to join a dynamic panel to talk about how art can tackle challenging ethical issues.
High above the hustling, bustling streets of New York city, the Brooklyn bridge serves as the perfect setting for five New Yorkers to seek refuge from their busy lives.
Using stunning life-sized puppetry and original live music, ‘Killing Roger’ is a moving yet humorous tale of an old man and a boy at opposite ends of their lives.
Awarded Best Children’s Show of Brighton Fringe 2006, ‘Shoe Baby’ is a magical puppet show! A fantastical sing-a-long adventure with a baby who takes to the sea, the air and the zo…
This delightful physical theatre production set in Victorian England charts a boy’s journey from workhouse to happiness.
‘Close To You’ follows the story of Jennifer and her turbulent relationship with anorexia, an affliction that is intertwined with her love and idolisation of 70s pop sensation Kare…
One is good with his fingers, the other is good with his mouth! When Jamie’s heartfelt songwriting and melodic finger-work meet Tom’s heavy hitting, world-class beatboxing, the out…
A dark, atmospheric production by A Band Called Quinn & Ben Harrison.
Lady Gaga meets Brecht in this walk on the wild side of the twentieth century avant-garde! A cabaret presentation of lyrical anti-war songs by Bertolt Brecht, Eisler and others.
The spirit of Kabuki was born out of the passion of a single woman, Okuni, in 16th-century Japan.
A comic, anarchic and touching full mask adventure.
Welcome to the Carnival of Monsters! Ground-breaking character comedian and star of ‘Derek’ and ‘Being Human’ presents a wild night of comedy, music and madness.
An interactive, comic drama about two men, two women and their mysterious trip to Paris.
We have all loved, we have all lost, and we all fight to hold onto these memories that are full of pain, but why? ‘Circles’ is an intimate tale inspired by the human struggle to si…
Little Mary is sugar and spice, with a side of vice.
A sci-fi musical isn’t something often seen gracing theatre stages, but this whirlwind production proves that it can be done, and done well.
Sketch group Clever Peter (BBC Radio 4) return with brand-new sketches and old favourites in a fun-packed hour of comedy.
If plastic could talk, what story would it tell? Award-winning Feral Theatre present the story of a being made of rubbish, who grows inexorably larger, its life shaped by what we d…
The finest, funniest late-night stand-up on the Fringe.
Sparkling, sensitive, delirious, this original musical focuses on the central themes of love, friendship and hope.
A brand-new production based on the book by Nadia Shireen.
Sing, croak and squeak along in this show for the young and young-at-heart.
The Gimps bring the very best of their depraved award-winning minds to Brighton.
Continue your Brighton Fringe evening at our late-night show. Music from Brighton’s finest bands and a bar that won’t break the bank. For full listings see www.warrenvenue.com
What can happen to a person if they lose everything? Do they lose the will to play? If so, how do they rediscover the joy of life? ‘Losing It’ is funny and moving.
‘Club Sol Party’ is a completely immersive event that will transport you to sunny Spain for an evening of comedy and cabaret that you will never forget.
Sibling rivalry, alcoholism, a priest and death all link together in this darkly humorous piece by renowned Irish playwright Martin McDonough.
A disruptive collection of signs, sculptures and installations designed to baffle and amuse in equal measure. “Playfully subversive” (The Independent)
The world of Illusions and magic has provided many an audience with hours of puzzlement as they try to figure out exactly how the performer achieved the tricks they just saw before…
A fun, toe tappin’ schlock-horror romp, The Bloody Ballad whips up a mixture of live music and theatre to create what could be described as a narrative gig.
My favourite thing about the Edinburgh Fringe is the sheer concentration of talent in creates in the city, an array of people with skills that I can only dream of having.
A year from their 2012 debut, the hype surrounding Shit-faced Shakespeare continues to saturate the Fringe.
On the 23rd of July, La Petite Famille performed their original fresh take on the time-old coming of age story ‘Tomorrow’s Dawn’.
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