The Dolly Parton Story

The Dolly Parton Story

Night Owl Shows have bought another crowd pleaser to Brighton Fringe. The Dolly Parton Story follows the same 'show-umentary' format as their other productions, such as The Joni Mitchell and James Taylor Story, as they utilised a screen and a voiceover to tell us about Dolly’s life, with some interesting little nuggets of information that only a die-hard Dolly fan would know… 

Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster!

Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster!

Pirate Pearl lives aboard the good ship Mirabel with her crusty old Grandpa Bert. One day, she finds a little blue monster hiding aboard. But little monsters grow into big greedy monsters, and this one is hungry! With songs, puppets and lots of mishaps, this fantastic family show will have you singing along, dancing in the aisles and laughing ‘til your sides split… 

T.I.M.E ('The Intricate Moments of Everyday')

T.I.M.E ('The Intricate Moments of Everyday')

Trading skills and strengths from various walks of life. Emerge, explore the complexities of human emotion and how we navigate our lives around it. An intimate, reflective work, with the essence of ‘play’ as a primary focus… 

Mortified

Mortified

An international cult hit show where adults share embarrassing artefacts they created as teenagers to reveal stories about their lives. The format has inspired chapters in cities around the world, has spawned a feature-length documentary (‘Mortified Nation’) and a 6-part series (‘The Mortified Guide’) both on Netflix… 

Notflix

Notflix

Movies with 100% more singing, 99% more women and a live band. Five star sell-out show Edinburgh Fringe 2016-2018 and VAULT Festival 2016-2018. Netflix combines the taste profiles of 98 million users to create a perfectly ideal viewing experience… 

MET Musical Theatre Showcase 2019

MET Musical Theatre Showcase 2019

An energy-packed performance by the Musical Theatre Degree students at Northbrook MET. The showcase includes some of musical theatre’s finest numbers from a range of composers and styles, from traditional to contemporary… 

Unmythable

Unmythable

Unmythable promised an ‘unforgettable blend of sketch comedy, cross-dressing, stories and songs’ but unfortunately, it didn’t deliver. Perhaps the fact that ‘cross-dressing’ is being used as a selling point for a show in 2019 says it all… 

Shit-faced Showtime: Oliver with a Twist

Shit-faced Showtime: Oliver with a Twist

Beginning with an amusing introduction from the on-stage showrunner, Shit-faced Showtime: Oliver With A Twist sets out its premise. Essentially, five professionally trained musical theatre actors rehearse an hour long adaptation of a musical (in this case, you guessed it, Oliver Twist) and then, before they perform it, one of them gets completely drunk… 

FAUX
BOBBY WINNER

FAUX

The team behind FAUX, presented by Loose-Locked, is large and impressive. It’s a classy show, self-evident from the outset, which tackles an emotive subject: the fur trade. This new production is the result of developing the original show over a year-long period, which may help to explain the universal slickness and professionalism of the performers and the concise and very clever direction… 

All Men Must Sing: A Parody of Ice & Fire

All Men Must Sing: A Parody of Ice & Fire

“Wait, what was that whole last part about copyright? I don’t feel like I got that… ” “You know what they say, Jon: ‘In the game of creative copyright infringement, you either win - or you die’… 

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Providing a frequently gasp inducing evening of entertainment, Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams perfect for any and all. Although it does follow a simple story throughout, the skill and showmanship in the acts themselves would be enjoyable even in isolation… 

The Walrus and The Carpenter

The Walrus and The Carpenter

Join the Walrus and Carpenter, with some eager Oysters, on their hunt for a gourmet picnic spot! These comical characters, along with a capricious Maid with Mop, make entertaining company for all ages… 

Criminal

Criminal

Gerard Branson has been murdered. We know who did it, but detective Gary Monk doesn’t have a clue – yet. Criminal is an improvised murder mystery, where one of the comedians has to solve a grisly crime in front of a live audience… 

Babel Ruiz

Babel Ruiz "Las Manos de mi Madre"

An exquisite musical journey exploring country traditions. Drawing influence from Cuba, Argentina, Morocco, Senegal, Spain, Brazil and Portugal, Babel fuses world music with her own jazz touch - a passionate and moving exploration of world music and its heritage… 

A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale

Yesterday: A winter’s tale, a story to wile along the long cold hours. Today: Leontes is married to Hermione. As the family sit down to hear a winter’s tale, Leontes’ jealousy threatens to destroy his family and his state… 

Garry Starr Conquers Troy

Garry Starr Conquers Troy

Troy has fallen. Garry is to blame. Achilles is hot on his heels. Strap on some souvlakis and dose up on dolmades because multi-award-winning idiot Garry Starr(tacus) is on a mission to save the Trojan bloodline from vanishing forever! WINNER: Emerging Artist Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award, 2018… 

What Doesn't Make the Cut

What Doesn't Make the Cut

A dynamic new dance production exploring the impact of social media on the young female generation and how it effects the perception of themselves and others in the world. The pressures of today’s omnipresent social media is analysed through seven central characters representing some of the stereotypes that young people identify with… 

The Birth of Death directed by Yael Karavan

The Birth of Death directed by Yael Karavan

How many near death experiences have you had? One audience member in The Birth of Death directed by Yael Karavan claimed 10 or 11, which is as impressive as it is shocking. Death comes to us all one day and yet in Britain we’re often pretty reserved when it comes to talking about it… 

Kevin Quantum: Anti-Gravity

Kevin Quantum: Anti-Gravity

Following award-winning, sell-out performances in Edinburgh and Adelaide, the magician-scientist hybrid returns. Enter a space where the rules of gravity are bent and broken. Impossible illusions and levitations brought to you by the magician tutored by Penn & Teller… 

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story

A man wearing a black suit walks on stage. He places himself behind an old-school microphone and adjusts his guitar, propped high against his chest. The spotlight is on him as the band start their intro… 

Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

Best Children’s Presentation winners at Adelaide Fringe 2016 and 2015, and runners-up for Children’s Choice Award 2016, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises… 

Virginia Woolf's Orlando adapted by Sarah Ruhl

Virginia Woolf's Orlando adapted by Sarah Ruhl

“I’m sick to death of this particular self. I want another.” Orlando: poet, lover, adventurer. After an encounter with a traveller woman, Orlando is transformed forever. With live music, comedy and movement, join us in a joyful queer romp through history as we travel from the court of Queen Elizabeth I to 20th Century London, via Constantinople and the high seas… 

Baby Laughs

Baby Laughs

New parent? You’re probably in need of a laugh. Bring your baby to special daytime showings of our evening programme, so you can sit back and enjoy some of our best shows. Suitable for adults with babies under 12 months, featuring cabaret, comedy and theatre shows… 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

We are greeted by host, James Murfitt, who arrives dressed in sparkly trousers and a disco ball top hat, and explains that the show might be a little “illegal, illicit, illogical”… 

Elicitations

Elicitations

Hack Ballet’s “cool and flawless” dancers evoke the precarious boundaries between belonging and escape, in an eruption of emotionally charged and gracefully articulated contemporary ballet by British/Australian choreographer Briar Adams… 

Late Night Gimp Fight: 10 Years Still Broke

Late Night Gimp Fight: 10 Years Still Broke

Late Night Gimp Fight compile their best material from the last ten years to provide a crude and raucous evening of entertainment. After successful runs at both Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe, as well as Soho Theatre, Late Night Gimp Fight has become quite the cult show… 

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

A hilarious cabaret musical about depression that sings and throws glitter about how it’s OK to not be OK. Written by Olivier winner Jon Brittain (‘Rotterdam , Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho’), music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish)… 

Everywhere

Everywhere

This award-winning ensemble brings you folk tales of olden times from Japan, Germany, Australia, Iraq, Russia and Nigeria. Meet Baba Yaga, A Little Beggar, A Princess, A Guinea Fowl, A Flirty Fish and many more… 

Movin' Melvin Brown: The Ray Charles Experience

Movin' Melvin Brown: The Ray Charles Experience

R&B legend presents his soulful journey exploring the jazz, blues, gospel and soul music of Ray Charles and his contemporaries. Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, Lloyd Price, Percy Mayfield… 

Chores

Chores

Chores is the story of two typical young rascal boys playing in their messy bedroom. Suddenly, Mother’s alarming screams rattle the boys back in to acrobatic action. A generous serve of comedy and chaotic acrobatics accompanies every attempt at cleaning their room… 

The Remarkable Friendship of Molly and Munch

The Remarkable Friendship of Molly and Munch

You may ask, why so remarkable? The answer is simple. How many eight-year-old girls do you know that have the ability to transform their once regular soft toy dinosaur into an all-singing, all-dancing, BEST FRIEND? Far-fetched? Absolutely not! Molly isn’t an ordinary girl and Munch isn’t an ordinary dinosaur… 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The improvised comedy murder mystery is back! Following a sold-out run at Brighton Fringe 2017/2018, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation’ returns to Brighton with a 100% brand-new who-dunnit show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience… 

Tom Brace: Brace Yourself (It's Magic Time!)

Tom Brace: Brace Yourself (It's Magic Time!)

Fresh from his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run at the Pleasance Courtyard, Tom Brace brings a jam-packed hour of laughs and magic that you simply won’t believe! Expect the unexpected in this mind-boggling variety show… 

Juan Vesuvius: I am Your Deejay

Juan Vesuvius: I am Your Deejay

Superstar disc jokey Juan Vesuvius delivers the greatest and strangest DJ set you’ve ever experienced. Explore the heady days of early 90s house music with a bona fide musical legend… 

Let's Summon Demons

Let's Summon Demons

Is it wise to ask the questions you always wanted to ask? ‘Let’s Summon Demons’ is a semi-immersive folk horror play in the round. It examines our attitudes to ritual, to revenge and to the uprising of female power… 

Margo & Mr Whatsit

Margo & Mr Whatsit

Exciting, emotional and, most importantly, entertaining, Margo and Mr Whatsit is the tale of eight-and-a-half-year-old Sophia and her imaginary friend Mr Whatsit, an inseparable duo until the time comes for Sophia to grow up and take on a new, more mature imaginary friend – Margo... 

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

There have been many adaptations of the book War Of The Worlds by H. G. Wells, the ultimate sci-fi tale of Martians coming to invade Earth. Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne and Steven Spielberg have all famously turned at their hand at it, but at this year's Brighton Fringe the award-winning performance group The Pantaloons presented their very own unique adaptation of this famous piece of literature... 

Don't Worry Be Yoncé (XS)

Don't Worry Be Yoncé (XS)

Have you ever wanted to be Beyoncé? Well, this 45 minute show is a light-hearted attempt to teach you to. Quite literally. There is no more to it than that.So, how’s it done and does it work?Two young women dressed in sexy black trouser suits posture like Queen B on stage and present the show as a glorified lecture... 

Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears

Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears

If you ever wondered what a fantastically dark comedy musical mash-up of the traditional tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the classic 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels would be like, then look no further... 

Oliver Jeffers' Lost and Found

Oliver Jeffers' Lost and Found

Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door. He didn’t know where it had come from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost... 

Mortified

Mortified

There are two types of children in school: those that are openly weird and those that pretend to be normal to conceal their weirdness. Some people have blanked out all the terribly horrific and embarrassing events which happened to them as a teenager, but thankfully there are others who meticulously documented every thought and feeling they had while dealing with hilariously difficult and awkward situations... 

The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

If you want a wonderful retelling and reimagining of the classic tale, told by two talented performers on a deliciously simple, yet complex, set, then look no further. This is a children’s show that holds the audience and builds the story in the imagination of both young and old... 

Movin' Melvin Brown: Chuck Berry Lives!

Movin' Melvin Brown: Chuck Berry Lives!

Award-winning entertainer and rhythm & blues legend returns to Brighton with his homage to the king of rock'n'roll, Chuck Berry. Superb originals combined with Chuck Berry classics in a magical journey performed by Movin' Melvin & The Rock'n'Roll Showband! Hits such as 'Little Sixteen', 'Memphis', 'You Never Can Tell' and 'Johnny B Goode' mixed with dance and tap routines of the kind that have won Brown a faithful following worldwide... 

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

“Well, that was much better than the Hamlet one,” an audience member noted to her friend as we filed out at the end of Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Magnificent Bastard’s production of Hamlet had not been particularly well-received at this year’s Fringe, so I was somewhat cautious about how the showtime version would pan out... 

Mr Dilly's World of Wonder

Mr Dilly's World of Wonder

A feel-good, interactive-theatre storytelling experience like no other! Let Mr Dilly take you on a journey of joy, laughter and fun into a world of wonder, using drama, music and improvisation to bring to life children’s classics, traditional fairy tales and heroic myths! Whatever your age, you can join in the merriment and become part of the action; no two shows are ever the same! Fun for all the family in a high-energy, fast-paced, interactive story extravaganza bringing families and children of all ages together! Get the Happy! 

Choirology!

Choirology!

Two of Brighton’s most vibrant and exciting choirs - The Dulcetones and Brighton Swing Choir - join forces in a celebration of the magical power of singing. Let your ears feast on beautiful harmonies, fill your heart with good vibrations... 

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

You’ve been invited into George Egg’s shed. No, you’re not here to sand down that dresser you bought from Lewes Flea Market. He actually wants to cook you breakfast, lunch and dinner... 

Max & Ivan: Our Story

Max & Ivan: Our Story

Edinburgh Comedy Award winners Max & Ivan (as seen on BBC2's 'W1A' and heard on Radio 4's 'The Casebook of Max & Ivan') bring their critically acclaimed origin story to Brighton, as they introduce the world to two never-before-seen characters; themselves... 

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr... 

Tribal Remix Presents: Migrations

Tribal Remix Presents: Migrations

A belly dance showcase presenting incredible talent from around the world. Incorporating elements of Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Indian and Flamenco dance, this style is truly unique and colourful... 

BRICTT Presents: UNEXPECTED ITEM IN THE BAGGING AREA

BRICTT Presents: UNEXPECTED ITEM IN THE BAGGING AREA

What if Frankenstein’s monster were transported to our modern-day technological world and treated with the same fear and disgust he encountered in the original story? Not so hard to imagine... 

The MET Musical Theatre Showcase 2018

The MET Musical Theatre Showcase 2018

An energy packed performance by the Musical Theatre Degree students at Northbrook MET. The showcase includes some of musical theatre's finest numbers from a range of composers and styles, from traditional to contemporary... 

Knightmare Live 2017

Knightmare Live 2017

Welcome, watchers of illusions, to a review that shall dispel your confusion. Based on the esteemed television show that ran on CITV from 1987 to 1994, Knightmare Live pits our brave audience/dungeoneers against the wits and puzzles of an evil Lord... 

About A Revolution

About A Revolution

The latest production from Windmill Young Actors attempts to explore the spirit of revolution and a multitude of ambitious ideas with varying degrees of success. Sadly, it struggles with tonal inconsistency and creating a unified vision for the performance... 

A Brave Face

A Brave Face

Vamos Theatre, in co-production with Mercury Theatre, have created a truly gorgeous piece of mask theatre looking at the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. A Brave Face looks at the life of one young man, as he sets off to Afghanistan, and his subsequent problems re-adjusting to civilian life... 

Little Wing

Little Wing

When a tribe of flying people flock to their annual midsummer fair, one of their young is left behind in the forest. A trio of warring dragons test her courage, but can she stop them to keep the flames of her world alive? Enter a fantastical realm of captivating puppets and songs in this enchanting coming-of-age tale... 

Police Cops In Space

Police Cops In Space

Forget Spaceballs, there is a new sci-fi comedy champion in town. This sold-out show from lauded comedy trio The Pretend Men, explodes onto the stage and doesn’t slow down until the final moment... 

Cabaret From The Shadows

Cabaret From The Shadows

Winner of Nordic Fringe Network Award at Brighton Fringe 2017. A fresh and shameless show with an eclectic mix of theatre, dark comedy and live music, featuring charmingly anarchic characters who will leave your mouth agape as they reveal the depths of your psyche... 

EAST by Steven Berkoff

EAST by Steven Berkoff

Berkoff's East is one of the most powerful examinations of the white working class culture in England. Set in London's East End, the characters are heavily stereotyped and yet they move us, make us laugh, help us understand the sterile nature of their lives and pose the question: why do we as a nation continue to see their talents wasted?First performed at Edinburgh Fringe in 1975, this revived Snowdrop Production has already achieved acclaim at the Brighton Fringe in 2016 and this current run clearly shows why... 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-faced Shakespeare is one of those things you either love or hate, a bit like Stilton cheese or anchovies. Enjoying it also requires a certain degree of preparation; namely reaching the correct stage of intoxication, where someone else’s drunken stupor seems like the funniest thing in the world... 

Signor Baffo

Signor Baffo

Returning to Brighton Fringe due to popular demand! There’s chaos in the kitchen when Signor Baffo is left in charge. Expect plates-full of fun, with generous helpings of silliness, mischief and adventure... 

BEASTS

BEASTS

Sketch phenomenon BEASTS return to Brighton with an hour of their best ever sketches. Only one problem: they can't agree on what should make it in. Will this be peacefully resolved? Obviously not... 

Chores

Chores

Chores is the story of two typical young rascal boys playing in their messy bedroom. Suddenly, mother's alarming screams rattle the boys back in to acrobatic action. A generous serve of comedy and chaotic acrobatics accompanies every attempt at cleaning their room and doing their chores... 

Persuasion

Persuasion

As guilty pleasures go, a dose of Austen is probably as guilt free as they come. Frequently re-adapted and re-consumed she may be, but her works remain as comforting as a mug of tomato soup and a fleece dressing gown... 

Dry Room

Dry Room

Set in a Magritte-styled surreal 3-wall room, this performance installation explores how isolated individuals, who have experienced childhood trauma, overcome many difficulties in their adulthood and seek for redemption through faith, love and friendship... 

MANIFEST

MANIFEST

A truthful story for all dream-chasers, choreographed by Matthew Harding (Artistic Director, Urban Interface Dance UK.) Dancers turn inner feelings into stunning physicality, working with a range of forms to reveal and express the trials and tribulations of life. 

The Jurassic Parks

The Jurassic Parks

I have a confession to make. A VCR viewing of Jurassic Park at too tender an age in the mid-90s left me somewhat scared of dinosaurs. Therefore, it was with some trepidation that I joined a cheerful audience abandoning a sunny, pleasant evening in Brighton to be warmly greeted by the Park family instead... 

Glamonster Vs The World

Glamonster Vs The World

The multi-award winning 7ft GLAMONSTER is on a mission to CONQUER THE WORLD. Set in a 1950's drive-in movie (Godzilla, Attack of the 50ft Woman, King Kong), experience this behemoth sized Bearded Lady-Man as she tears up the stage, questions your orientation and leaves you gagging for more!!! "With legs for days and an even more amazing voice... 

Gingzilla: Glamonster Vs The World

Gingzilla: Glamonster Vs The World

The multi-award winning 7ft GLAMONSTER is on a mission to CONQUER THE WORLD. Set in a 1950's drive-in movie (Godzilla, Attack of the 50ft Woman, King Kong), experience this behemoth sized Bearded Lady-Man as she tears up the stage, questions your orientation and leaves you gagging for more!!! "With legs for days and an even more amazing voice... 

Better Together

Better Together

Join three delightful clowns who make waiting at a bus stop a tragically complicated affair. Back by popular demand, Tropizo, Doa and Squiggle are on a journey to become best friends! But how do you make real friends in a modern world? Through loneliness, tumbling and laughter, they learn to cast aside the distractions that stand in the way of what matters most... 

Pick of the Fringe

Pick of the Fringe

Not sure what to see? Don't fret, we've done the work for you and hand-picked this week's top tips. Shows from across Brighton Fringe will be showcasing snippets of their work to whet your appetite every weekend lunchtime... 

Christopher's Caterpillars

Christopher's Caterpillars

Christopher Nibble and his best friend Posie have been busy growing plants and food in their garden whilst taking care of their six hairy pet caterpillars. But when their crawly comrades disappear without a trace, the gardening guinea pigs swap their trowels for magnifying glasses and turn detective! Will Christopher and Posie crack the case and bring their caterpillars home to Dandeville? Or have they vanished forever? Written especially for children aged 2-7, 'Christopher’s Caterpillars' is a bright and beautiful tale of mini-beasts and mystery! Touch tours available on request, please email [email protected] 

Form

Form

We have all been bored, trapped in monotony. We have all dreamt of escape. Our minds construct fantastic worlds to break us out of routine, taking us to our own private paradise. But eventually we have to come back... 

I Am Somebody

I Am Somebody

A unique combination of beatboxing, clowning, chaos and comedy and lasers! The irrepressible Sirqus Alfon represent a high-tech genre entirely of their own. Overall Pick of the Fringe winner at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017... 

LATE NIGHT GIMP FIGHT

LATE NIGHT GIMP FIGHT

The washed-up boy band of sketch comedy are returning to Brighton with their first new show in four years. Now in their thirties and with no other career options they have decided to abandon their wives, jobs and in one case their child, to jump back in the gimpy saddle... 

Club Cairo: The Serpent Slayer

Club Cairo: The Serpent Slayer

Club Cairo presents an evening of live music, dance and theatre from the Middle East and beyond. Our theatrical production 'The Serpent Slayer' is an original story that combines the harsh realities of modern day life in the Middle East with the magic and fantasy of an Arabian fairytale... 

Pick of the Fringe: Launch Night Special

Pick of the Fringe: Launch Night Special

A sensational line-up of Fringe favourites assemble to launch Brighton Fringe 2018. Have a sneak preview of the best that this year's festival has to offer. [Likely to contain a 7ft Glamonster, dinosaurs, dancing and lasers!] "Otherplace don't just have their fingers on the pulse, they're the pacemakers" (Time Out). 

Fringe Club: A Silent Disco

Fringe Club: A Silent Disco

The legendary Fringe Club returns to the Warren in 2018 with it's own version of the legendary night out, Silent Disco. With special guest DJs, fancy dress nights, takeovers and more...