The Stroop Effect

The Stroop Effect

The disparity between the promotional material put out by theatre groups and the reality of what they present to audiences is often quite staggering. 

Brawn

Brawn

Ryan was a bright lad at school. 

The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito

The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito

The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito is “presented by BA(Hons) Acting and Creative Performance students, from the University Centre Colchester” who “in their final year of study p… 

Dot. Dot. Dot.

Dot. Dot. Dot.

“Shall I tell you a story?” a girl asks. 

Kitten Killers: Stallions

Kitten Killers: Stallions

Kitten Killers is a funny, sweaty, messy, political and absurd sketch trio who combine the silly and dirty with the surreal. 

Little Meerkat's Big Panic

Little Meerkat's Big Panic

Go on an award-winning, magical, musical, multi-sensory adventure in the Kalahari desert with Little Meekat and her friends Elephant and Wise Monkey to find out all about Calm and … 

The Art and Fun of Acting and Dancing through Puppetry

The Art and Fun of Acting and Dancing through Puppetry

In this workshop we will use the basic technique of puppetry and combine that with acting and dancing. 

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

On a lake somewhere not far away, a mother duck is sitting on her eggs. 

Just Broken

Just Broken

If you are only half of who you are, would there still be enough of you to be the same as you were? Mary suffers with demons in her life, day in, day out. 

The Performance

The Performance

Rowan Atkinson, move over; there’s a new show in town. 

Planet Earth III

Planet Earth III

David Attenborough meets clowning in this low-budget romp through the Earth’s depleted natural world. 

Jacob Hatton: True Brit

Jacob Hatton: True Brit

Amidst all the current political debates surrounding nationalism, I was curious as to the sort of person that would put on a show called Jacob Hatton: True Brit. 

Power Story

Power Story

Blooming Ludas presents Power Story – a tooth-achingly sweet participatory, environmentally friendly piece of storytelling. 

Extra-Curricular

Extra-Curricular

A stand-up show for those who love the ‘special skills’ section of a CV. 

Pelican

Pelican

‘Pelican’ is a whirlwind hour of narrative comedy that’s “wildly funny” (BroadwayBaby) and “thrives off ingenuity and playfulness” (EdFringeReview). 

You Can't Polish a Turd

You Can't Polish a Turd

After making the journey from tracksuit-wearing chav to high-flying city exec, from shopping in Wilkinsons to buying brioche in Waitrose, Kelly Convey shares why she’s come to re… 

Macblair

Macblair

This is an exceptionally clever show. 

Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse

Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse

Florence and Watson are honey badgers of a very rare sort. 

Siblings

Siblings

Bound by blood and ambition, character comedians and real-life sisters Maddy and Marina Bye set sail on another adventure. 

Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye

Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye

One woman. 

Frankenstein: Man or Monster

Frankenstein: Man or Monster

A refreshingly innovative take on Mary Shelley’s 19th century novel, Augustus Stephens’ one-man performance effortlessly portrayed mental illnesses through the depiction of Vi… 

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

In 1987, celebrated BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish stood up on national television and shrugged off reports of an oncoming hurricane. 

Woolly: The Morose Merino

Woolly: The Morose Merino

Sarcastic, satirical and hilariously self-deprecating, Woolly is a sheep with serious issues! But he wasn’t always so. 

Tap Into Health (TIH): Movin’ With Melvin!

Tap Into Health (TIH): Movin’ With Melvin!

Tap into health! A rare, unmissable opportunity to dance with one of the world’s most engaging performers. 

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

The critically acclaimed Edinburgh sell-out comes to Brighton Fringe. 

The Privileged

The Privileged

Have you ever seen a polar bear in the flesh? Been close enough to notice just how white these magnificent mammals are? Here is your chance to get up close and personal: remove you… 

Am I F#*kable?

Am I F#*kable?

Have our relationships become a product of a social media obsessed generation? Dating in the 21st century is constantly changing and not necessarily for the better. 

When My Time Comes

When My Time Comes

It’s the Swinging Sixties. 

Tez Ilyas: Teztify (WiP)

Tez Ilyas: Teztify (WiP)

“Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” (The Guardian). 

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

On February 22nd 1952, 50 strangers gathered in the vaults of BBC Stoke to hear a groundbreaking new comedy act. 

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee

What happens when a 25-year-old Norwegian girl travels alone through Europe together with refugees? Karen Houge, a Norwegian documentarist and Gaulier-trained actor, went to Les… 

Dave Edwards: Looking for Love!

Dave Edwards: Looking for Love!

Join Dave Edwards as he gives advice concerning how to navigate the messy world of modern-day dating. 

Jon & Nath Like To Party

Jon & Nath Like To Party

Brand new sketch comedy show from Sketchfest 2016 Finalists and best friends who can’t stand each other, Jon & Nath. 

Imaginauts

Imaginauts

Friends’ fantastical journey through the depths of their imagination in this multi-roling, fast-paced farce. 

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Back by popular demand following last year’s sell-out shows at Brighton Fringe and Camden Fringe! Brighton’s improvised comedy favourites return to present another series o… 

AART TV Live Broadcast!

AART TV Live Broadcast!

New Zealand’s finest Mikey the Aartist returns to Brighton Fringe for the launch of AART TV Live with special guest artists Jim Parkyn (Aardman Animations) and George Egg (Anarch… 

Stick or Wizard?

Stick or Wizard?

‘Stick or Wizard?’ It’s your choice! Gaulier-trained clown, Oli Weatherly, invites you to take a trip with him through the wilderness of his imagination and to make a cho… 

BA Theatre Arts Graduate Shows

BA Theatre Arts Graduate Shows

“The true mystery of the world is the visible . 

Lazarus

Lazarus

After having a nearly fatal illness, he thought things would be different . 

Yuriko Kotani: Work In Progress

Yuriko Kotani: Work In Progress

Winner of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2015 and Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015, Yuriko Kotani (Time Out’s One to Watch) brings you a work-in-progress show. 

10 Steps To Happiness

10 Steps To Happiness

There is more to life than happiness, right? A not-so-perfect guide to happiness is explored in this one-woman show, written and performed by Yvette May who, after finding hersel… 

Nick Hall: Spencer

Nick Hall: Spencer

In 1812 Spencer Percival became the first, and only, British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated. 

The View from the Mountaintop

The View from the Mountaintop

A pitch-black comedy from award-winning playwright, Matt Morrison. 

Even God Knew I Was GAY

Even God Knew I Was GAY

In case you were wondering. 

Fémage à Trois

Fémage à Trois

Directed by Lou-Lou Mason. 

Werewolf: Live

Werewolf: Live

A hidden role game a la Secret Hitler or The Resistance, Werewolf is a classic of deduction and bluffing. 

SALT: Sketches

SALT: Sketches

London Sketchfest and Musical Comedy Awards finalists, SALT (née Making Faces) bring their new show ‘Sketches’ to Brighton Fringe packed with new hilarious sketches, character… 

Nick Hall: Szgrabble

Nick Hall: Szgrabble

Character comedian Nick Hall brings a one-man Cold War thriller to Brighton. 

Storyteller, Storyteller

Storyteller, Storyteller

Clowning, slapstick and magical, non-verbal storytelling create a feast of laughter as two storytellers go head to head. 

MISIRLOU

MISIRLOU

A super-heroine clown who will save you from the fear of death! A lecture on a philosophical consideration of death, a science experiment, a cat, dance, interaction with the audien… 

Monkey Bars

Monkey Bars

‘Monkey Bars’, written by award-winning writer Chris Goode, transports you into the world of a child. 

The Bump/We Did

The Bump/We Did

‘The Bump’: What would you choose between, a new life, or your own? A compelling piece highlighting the mental and physical torment of your not-so-average woman. 

Simon Says

Simon Says

An exploration into award-winning playwright, Simon Stephen’s work. 

Becoming Esther

Becoming Esther

“Dying is an art, like everything else. 

Inside/Persistence

Inside/Persistence

Inside: Two women, chained and imprisoned. 

T.W.4.T Radio's Farewell Show

T.W.4.T Radio's Farewell Show

It’s 3am on a Friday morning and it’s T. 

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

A hilarious re-telling of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ brings to life the escapades of the irrepressible Mr Toad and his long-suffering friends Ratty, Mole and Badger. 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! This weird and wonderful family show for all ages will have kids storming the stage. 

Slow Left Arm: Left

Slow Left Arm: Left

Dom and Mark were a double act. 

Sonder

Sonder

Broken Chair Theatre Company aims to create innovative, physically demanding theatre with a strong aesthetic. 

Rebel with a Puncture

Rebel with a Puncture

Sell-out comedian Sam Quinn will do whatever his sponsors want: tell jokes, do accents, dance, sing. 

Do You Mind?

Do You Mind?

Joni has met someone special, but how can she tell him she has a long-term mental illness? And is that really the best thing to talk about on a second date? An engaging and amusing… 

AART Live!

AART Live!

Get inside your now, taste the Mind Pie and journey into art with Mikey. “Just about the greatest thing ever” **** Best Shows of the Fringe (The Skinny, Edinburgh 2015) 

Buttons

Buttons

Using a mixture of live performance, storytelling, shadow puppetry and object manipulation Joni and Dana attempt to recount the story of their ‘sort of’ holiday to Auschwitz, w… 

A Tit Show

A Tit Show

Our tits sing, dance and talk about how they’re made for f**king. 

James Hamilton Is So Lonely

James Hamilton Is So Lonely

Multi award-winning creator of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Casual Violence’ (“Leading the new wave of sketch comedy” - The Sunday Times) and staff writer for Cartoon Network’s ‘The Amazing Worl… 

Memories of a Lullaby

Memories of a Lullaby

A one-woman show questioning how socio-political conditions shape us as individuals, while attempting to give a perspective on how our realities differ greatly depending on where w… 

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

With elements that could have made it great, Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying was sadly let down by others that weren’t quite up to par. 

Parish Fete-ality: A Game of Scones

Parish Fete-ality: A Game of Scones

“In the Parish Council elections, you win or you die. 

Wanna Dance with Somebody! Or a Guide to Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics

Wanna Dance with Somebody! Or a Guide to Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics

Josh is good at dancing, but not at people. 

I, Myself & Me

I, Myself & Me

My name is Rachael, I’m 36 years old and I’m from Nottingham. 

Community Matters

Community Matters

Dave Gimmel is a local youth leader, who hopes to share his wisdom and philosophy of how to help the kids of the UK and finally fix broken Britain. 

Swan Bake

Swan Bake

What do you get when an impressionable young writer moves into a London squat with a couple of crack addict ballerinas and a pack of rats? Swan Bake! This mash-up of song, dance… 

Delphine

Delphine

“Hello, my name is Delphine. 

Best Boy

Best Boy

Double act Best Boy return to Brighton Fringe with an hour of side-splitting sketches. 

Altered Minds, Altered Realities

Altered Minds, Altered Realities

“Heart thumping. 

Not Yet Suffragette

Not Yet Suffragette

Time is of the essence in this absolutely faultless performance from EntreprenHER Productions. 

Mocketh The Weak

Mocketh The Weak

Curious Cloud presents ‘Mocketh The Weak’, the gameshow that pits wicked wits against hapless saps. 

Rob Dumbrell: Life in Progress

Rob Dumbrell: Life in Progress

Rob’s life fell apart five years ago. 

Amée Smith: Relax, It's Not About You

Amée Smith: Relax, It's Not About You

SHE had HER hopes and dreams on hold supporting HIM and HIS. 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Inspired by popular Roman-esque style fetish wear, designer Kelli des Jarlais alongside writer Ellen Carr brings the Shakespearean play into the modern day setting of a feti… 

Mute

Mute

Three people dead. 

Ghost Sex

Ghost Sex

I love ghost stories but I have never heard one quite like this. 

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

May 6 marked the official opening of Brighton’s famous Fringe Festival, with glorious sunshine all day and a wonderfully warm evening, the British weather played its part in… 

Things We Do for Love

Things We Do for Love

Storytelling feast of foolish kings, tree-climbing princesses, and one revolting woman, woven together by chief mischief-maker Damian BB Wood. 

Bob and Jim: The Rest of The Lot

Bob and Jim: The Rest of The Lot

Bob and Jim do ‘The Rest of The Lot’. 

The Late Show

The Late Show

Fancy more Fringe? Join us for the best in laid-back, late-night entertainment at The Warren. 

Charles Booth: VSOP

Charles Booth: VSOP

Charles Booth (Time Out character comedian to watch) makes his Brighton debut with an eclectic concoction of characters fizzing with heart-warming lunacy, dazzling originality and …