The Trial

The Trial

The Trial tells a story of a transgender woman as she returns to the town she grew up in. It delivers a powerful message of acceptance and progression in a world which must never grow indifferent to hearing it, as Inês Sampaio, the storyteller, points out… 

All Things Brighton Beautiful

All Things Brighton Beautiful

Styling itself as a 'heartfelt and hilarious musical tribute' to the city of Brighton, All Things Brighton Beautiful utterly triumphs as a celebration of everything we love about living in this seaside city… 

Intolerable Side Effects

Intolerable Side Effects

A millennial rabbit wants to find love, but she’s having some serious problems with her contraception… Diane, a young rabbit and keen to do what rabbits do best (yes, sex, although she does also love wiggling her cotton tail), is also keen not to have a litter… 

All Aboard! At Termination Station.

All Aboard! At Termination Station.

A comedy cabaret (or summin’ like that) that asks the question: Have you ever just closed your eyes and hoped that it’ll all just go away? This is a bracing, booming and brash exploration of pro-choice… 

Working Classy Women

Working Classy Women

One woman, Fiona Clift, presents many women. Go on “a magic bus ride” with spoken-word artist Dessert Storm, be transported to 90s Ireland with celebrated antipodean monologist Janice Bruce McHeath as she auditions for the Riverdance, join the revolution with community theatre director, Terry… 

Frankenstein in the Bin

Frankenstein in the Bin

Fred Strangebone has created a monster… Inspired by the greatest horror story of all time with help from a grotesque, buffoon assistant and the contents of a very disturbing dustbin! A solo horror show with character comedy, clowning and delightful unpleasantness… 

Defective Inspector

Defective Inspector

Prepare for a hilarious hour of (awkward) romance, (sloppy) action and (tenuous) espionage! ‘Defective Inspector’ is the latest whirlwind comedy from emerging theatre company Laughing Mirror… 

The Good Russian

The Good Russian

Actor Andrew Byron devised his one-man show, The Good Russian, in response to the many bad Russians he’s played across his career. In the opening moments of the show, he plays out a typical day of shooting, in which he takes direction to make his turn as a Russian ganglord sound scarier… 

Revelations

Revelations

“I went to bible camp to meet boys and I met a man. His name was Jesus.” Ten years on and desperate to escape the millennial cliché of living at home, Rebecca plunges into an evangelical masquerade with a return to bible camp - older, wiser and way less a virgin… 

Time Flies

Time Flies

David and Sam know every story ever told. Unfortunately, they are a little vague when it comes to the facts. For an hour, they will stop time and share with you some incredible characters lost in history… 

I'll be Your Baby Tonight..?

I'll be Your Baby Tonight..?

A combination of clowning, stand-up, storytelling and gameplay that gives the audience the opportunity to create the ultimate relationship ‘to do list’. Journey through the highs and lows of finding love in an era of apps and online dating… 

An Adult Dr Seuss

An Adult Dr Seuss

An Adult Dr Seuss is a one-man-show by performance poet Geoff Allnutt, AKA The Speech Painter. It takes the work and world of Dr Seuss and re-imagines them for adults using the rhythms and tongue-twisting alliteration of Seuss’s classics to create a show of mind-altering poetry… 

Tom & Ollie: Spain

Tom & Ollie: Spain

“Genuinely hilarious” (Inter:Mission) two-person double-act Tom & Ollie present their new sketch fiesta. ‘Spain’ is a laugh armada of comedy tapas* inspired by the likes of Peter Serafinowicz, ‘The Day Today’ and Mitchell & Webb, in which you will learn literally nothing about the nation of Spain… 

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

If you think that it’s important to know where your towel is, and you know the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, then I have a treat for you. As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you can feast on this infinitely improbable play about Douglas Adams, a rubber duck and deadlines that whoosh by… 

Leebo Luby: The Farucchio Peru Show

Leebo Luby: The Farucchio Peru Show

A riotously surreal concoction of clown, kitsch and nonsense from Leebo Luby (London SketchFest 2015 finalist). Farucchio Peru is a one-man army of all-round entertainment extravaganza or… 

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

An improv comedy show and a live Turing test science experiment: an actual artificial intelligence-based chatbot tries to pass as human as it sends lines to one of the improvisers via an earpiece… 

Vicki and Pat in Fuerteventura

Vicki and Pat in Fuerteventura

Meet Vicki and Pat, two 30-somethings who meet by the pool on an all-inclusive holiday in Fuerteventura. Through sharp, well-observed writing and a pop-filled 90s soundtrack, this hilarious sketch-style piece explores female friendships, relationships and what the rules really are on all-inclusive buffets! Best New Writing nominee (Buxton Fringe 2018) “Light hearted and fabulously witty” **** (WestEndWilma) “Benidorm-come-Carry On barrel of laughs that tugs at your heart strings in all the right places… 

PULP

PULP

How hard is it to say ‘I love you’ when you truly mean it? For Sam, it’s very hard. Growing up around strong, stoic, stereotypically ‘manly’ men has made it impossible for him to say ‘I love you’ to those who mean the most to him… 

Fright Wig: Essential Tremors

Fright Wig: Essential Tremors

The end is nigh, reads the plaque, but it’s only the beginning. Two women in square-shaped lace masks and a man white as the contents of a bag of flour are hovering around the stage… 

James McNicholas: The Boxer

James McNicholas: The Boxer

James’ grandad was World Middleweight Champion. By contrast, James’ school PE teacher once told him he was so unfit he’d be dead by the time he was 23. This is a story about a boxer, told by a man who has never boxed… 

Kate & Ilyssa Present: The Best Ritual

Kate & Ilyssa Present: The Best Ritual

A raucous, two-woman comedy of idiots! Following sold-out shows in New York, this Gaulier-trained clown duo will guide you through their version of a sacred ritual for spiritual enlightenment. 

Trip

Trip

Lucy’s met people who know what the world needs. Well, she’s emailed them. Far from home and fresh out of Carmex, she scrambles through smog. Something clicks. A one-woman, coming-of-rage satire, ricocheting between polluted canals, digital marketing agencies and the frontiers of a violent foreign war-zone… 

Have You Heard About Guy?

Have You Heard About Guy?

Set in a dingy two-bed flat in London, ‘Have You Heard About Guy?’ is the story of Frank and George, two struggling actresses living in a pre-#MeToo world. Frank is the despondent daughter of acting royalty; George will do anything it takes to make it as an actress - regardless of her own personal health and safety… 

F*ck Polite!

F*ck Polite!

Feeling othered and unwelcome in London, Daisy returns to Poland just before Christmas after almost a decade of absence. What unravels is a tale of tragedy and an intimate look at the meaning of home… 

Into the Hole

Into the Hole

In this performance installation inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, visitors are immersed in a satirical world of abusive borders, power and greed. Designed and devised by three emerging practitioners from the MFA Scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, this multimedia event combines diapers, slang and tiaras. 

Anti-Depressed?

Anti-Depressed?

Happenings Theatre Company and 5 times sell-out Pop Heart Productions present the world premiere of their new collaboration. ARE YOU OK? Mindfulness app or drunk every weekend? Fuck the pain away or yoga getaway? Medicate or meditate? An unfiltered look at the vicious cycle of being human… 

MOTHER: CHARACTER ASSASSINATION

MOTHER: CHARACTER ASSASSINATION

Jack Mosedale and Laura Curnick are MOTHER. Bringing their unique brand of character-based comedy to Brighton Fringe, join MOTHER for an unapologetic hour of low-brow, high-camp sketch comedy… 

Captain Breadbeard's Bready Brilliant Comedy Cookbook

Captain Breadbeard's Bready Brilliant Comedy Cookbook

The only fast-paced pun-tastic bready-brilliant absurd sketch comedy show about a sailor with a beard made of bread that you knead to see this year! Have you taken the time to consider the dangers that people with floury facial fuzz encounter every day? If not, then you’re in luck… 

The Scrapyard Sessions

The Scrapyard Sessions

The fringe of the Fringe, full of wonder and whimsy. Drop into The Scrapyard at The Warren and find a hidden gem. Featuring spoken word, comedy, music and cabaret; remarkable performers presenting storytelling and comedy in all its forms. 

Stiv in his own Write

Stiv in his own Write

Stephen Don’s one-man show has him reading his long short story which is about a violent young man with a penchant for Japanese films and samurai swords. Stephen is an actor who has appeared on the West End stage and also played the part of Stiv in the acclaimed ‘Game of Thrones’ series… 

Janet

Janet

If someone had told me that my favourite show of the Fringe this year would be about a 1.5kg lump of dough called Janet, I would have thought they’d completely lost it. Turns out I was wrong! If you can imagine Charlie Brooker being commissioned by Disney, this is what you'd get… 

Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates

Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates

Max Levine and Anna Piper recorded themselves for a year to find the funniest sketch ideas to put into the show. We get a giggly glimpse into their rehearsals as short clips are projected showing them in their natural brainstorming habitat… 

Like the Sea

Like the Sea

Smoke and Mirrors Theatre explores the idea of life and loss, light and dark and the people that pop up to save you when you feel like you’re drowning. David begins a journey of grief and healing and ultimately questions whether people are really lost at all – or like the sea, do they come back to you everyday? 

HoneyBee

HoneyBee

HoneyBee, written and performed by Eleanor Dillon-Reams, is a coming of age story that follows lovely Kate and her ‘ketamine kissed’ pals to a festival. Fuelled by drugs and young lust, Kate unpacks their evening, recounting the moments towards a tragic incident… 

It's Britney, Bitches!

It's Britney, Bitches!

‘It’s Britney, Bitches!’ is a new verbatim piece about the fans of international superstar Britney Spears. LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE! This show follows the story of fans of Britney along with some of your favourite songs… 

Roger Clammy: How To Save a Life

Roger Clammy: How To Save a Life

Join freelance first aid instructor Roger Clammy on this taster course covering some of the most essential life-saving skills. His techniques have been criticised, but his trailblazing approach has won over students from Watford to Wembley… 

Last Hive

Last Hive

Ridiculous Honeybee Sci-fi. See the world through the eyes of a honeybee. A comedy set in a world of climate destruction and disappearing bees. Will the insects rise up against the humans? Come down to the insect underworld to find out… 

Testament of Yootha

Testament of Yootha

70’s sitcom star Yootha Joyce, dubbed “a lady who never complained” by Kenneth Williams, has had enough. Of the fans, the typecasting, the brandy bottles, the summer seasons, the polo necks and the constant hiding of any feelings that might be dubbed less than ladylike… 

HERSTORY

HERSTORY

HERSTORY recounts the stories of ten women from across history, through their own eyes. Four performers sing orginal pieces, self-accompanied on keyboard, guitar, hand drums and ukelele… 

A Voice

A Voice

A one-woman musical about the rise and fall of 1960s pop star Angèle, whose downfall involves a doomed love triangle and career-rocking scandal. Telling it in flashback from a press conference held by the now brittle and careworn singer, she relates her rise to stardom: plucked from obscurity by music impresario Francois, she obeys his strict tutelage and goes on to win the Eurovision Song Contest… 

Sass, Sex and Surrealness

Sass, Sex and Surrealness

King Sammy Silver returns to Brighton Fringe with his award-winning (Pebble Trust Bursary 2018), delightfully queer comedy cabaret, ‘Sass, Sex and Surrealness’. Come and join the drag king bear cub as he navigates the highs and lows of the trans, queer experience through song, dance, comedy and much more! Also his annoying sibling, Sally, may make an appearance or two, as they are never too keen on Sammy in the spotlight. 

Jim Campbell: Work in Progress

Jim Campbell: Work in Progress

Award-nominated stand-up Jim Campbell descends from a murderous Scottish clan and has inherited their rage. He wanted to address this, to grow into a better person and learn to be more Zen… 

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life

What do evil tomatoes, heroic banjos and a recovering executive have in common? Former executive Keith Alessi reinvents himself as a writer-performer and banjo enthusiast to tell us about a boy’s life, and man’s meteoric rise to business fame, and the shocking event that slammed on the brakes… 

Bla Bla Land

Bla Bla Land

Brighton’s beloved improv troupe Tea & Toast presents a warm and witty musical comedy, made up before your eyes. Inspired by audience suggestions, our homage to Oscar-winning movie ‘La La Land’ transports you to a different city every night… 

Jody Kamali is Mike Daly: Darts and All

Jody Kamali is Mike Daly: Darts and All

180! Jody Kamali is hapless Mike Daly. A former Bristolian Darts Champion, frustrated by his fall from grace is back to tell all. Set at a dysfunctional Q&A event in a crumbling hotel conference room, it sends him on a journey of self-discovery that has idiotic consequences…