The Nearly News Show

The Nearly News Show

Good evening and welcome to The Nearly News Show, live from The Brighton Fringe. 

Christian Brighty: Playboy

Christian Brighty: Playboy

What a saucy kitten! Emperor clown Christian Brighty presents an absurd love letter to play, romance & stupidity. 

Tom Ward: Return of the Love Machine

Tom Ward: Return of the Love Machine

Tom ‘The Haircut’ Ward is back. 

Flat & the Curves

Flat & the Curves

The fabulous Flat & The Curves are here to wake you from your COVID-mare and bring live back to life! Thee sweary songbirds, bring you original tunes, a lot of LOLs and more glit… 

'Adorable Dora' - The Dora Bryan Show

'Adorable Dora' - The Dora Bryan Show

“Tarts and barmaids, I just took whatever came along!” West End Diva Rosemary Ashe pays tribute to national treasure and long-term Brighton resident, Dora Bryan, whose showbi… 

Raccoons Are Hard to Come By

Raccoons Are Hard to Come By

“The child screamed on the inside knowing the universe must have made a mistake. 

Jacuzii

Jacuzii

“Come on in, the water’s fine. 

Catch 22 Years (Preview)

Catch 22 Years (Preview)

Award-winning actress presents a different take on the well-established tales of addiction. 

Anna Marie Simonsen: Naughty (Work in Progress)

Anna Marie Simonsen: Naughty (Work in Progress)

Little girls are made of sugar and spice and all things NAUGHTY. 

Last Will and Testament of Henry Van Dyke

Last Will and Testament of Henry Van Dyke

“The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. 

Shelf: One Man Band (Work in Progress)

Shelf: One Man Band (Work in Progress)

Shelf are a musical comedy double act. 

Gerard Harris: Attention Seeker

Gerard Harris: Attention Seeker

The shy, anxious joke-writer for a famous comedian accidentally crashes into the stand-up spotlight and decides to stay. 

Brewing Time

Brewing Time

A string of questionable relationships leaves one painfully optimistic girl grappling with the realisation that she doesn’t know how to be both happy and alone. 

Crybabies: Danger Brigade

Crybabies: Danger Brigade

Germany. 

Pink Mango does 'The Birth of Venus'

Pink Mango does 'The Birth of Venus'

When two alien women wash up on the shores of earth in their seashell spaceship all the way from Venus to lose their virginity, they are in for a shock to discover what lies before… 

Gerard Harris: Wank In Progress

Gerard Harris: Wank In Progress

All the best jokes I’ve ever written and also some others. 

Mother: Colleagues

Mother: Colleagues

COLLEAGUE: Pronunciation: /ˈkɒliːɡ/ NOUN A person with whom one works in a profession or business. 

SKANK

SKANK

“I could check to see if they’ve blocked porn on the work computer. 

Gays in Space: a Murder Mystery Cabaret

Gays in Space: a Murder Mystery Cabaret

Follow the Gays’ tantalising tales of devious destruction as they battle the heinous Hetero Sector! Enjoy a drink or two as a colourful cacophony of creativity causes chaos right… 

3am Feast

3am Feast

In the early hours a 22-year-old man sits in silence at his local kebab shop. 

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

The true story of Joseph Carey Merrick, aka The Elephant Man, told in song. 

These Folk

These Folk

These Folk is a tight, funny, beautiful and heart-warming show performed by two of the most experienced (and Olivier Award-winning) improvisers in the UK. 

Her Ps and Qs

Her Ps and Qs

Ever had an annoying friend that just won’t go away? Queenie has. 

The Bean Spillers

The Bean Spillers

Farting at a funeral. 

Captain Breadbeard's Bready Brilliant Comedy Cookbook

Captain Breadbeard's Bready Brilliant Comedy Cookbook

An absurd two-hander comedy sketch show about a sailor with a beard made of bread and his sidekick, Davy Scones. 

The Sex Party (Work in Progress)

The Sex Party (Work in Progress)

“Just pat her on the bottom and send her on her way” – Boris Johnson. 

White (Other)

White (Other)

Pole Vault synthesises dynamic physical theatre, classically trained traditional dance and powerful narrative. 

Biscuit Barrel: The Hyperactive Sketch Show

Biscuit Barrel: The Hyperactive Sketch Show

The award-winning sketch group are back in Brighton with over 60 sketches in 60 minutes! “Dropped something? Don’t even think about picking it up as you’ll probably miss an entire … 

The Ugly Brothers: Juicy Gibbons

The Ugly Brothers: Juicy Gibbons

Kabooom. 

Shakespeare’s Mad Women

Shakespeare’s Mad Women

Juliet is about to kill herself. 

YOU

YOU

Now in her mid-forties, Kathleen sits anxiously waiting for the arrival of the man whom she gave up for adoption thirty years before. 

Hold Me Close

Hold Me Close

A wheel of fortune, karaoke and strongbow dark fruits - everything you need for a good show right? Well, add in a story of a female friendship that has an expiration date, a love l… 

Gämez Presents: Improv Smackdown

Gämez Presents: Improv Smackdown

A rip-roaring improvised comedy show where teams battle it out in a high-octane, high-energy and high-stakes competition. 

Matty Hutson and Heidi Regan: Humour Unleashed, Finally!

Matty Hutson and Heidi Regan: Humour Unleashed, Finally!

Sleeping tigers, Matty Hutson and Heidi Regan tread the boards once more after a year of laying dormant due to the ‘big pandemic’. 

Improbotics

Improbotics

The first ever multilingual improvised theatre show powered by artificial intelligence! It is performed by an international troupe of humans and robots. 

Lovefool

Lovefool

What if the last time you dated, you were doused in Impulse Body Spray and The Spice Girls were at number one? Finding a phwoar-some trouser-shape to replace her ex-husband won’t… 

Sex, Lies & Improvisation

Sex, Lies & Improvisation

A dark comedy about lying together, from the award-winning comedians behind CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation and Sturike Comedy. 

Bareback

Bareback

Would you exchange sex for eternal bliss? Don’t worry, everyone in the afterlife thinks that’s bonkers, too. 

The Net Kill

The Net Kill

Incognito Theatre burst onto the Brighton Fringe with their raucous and riotously funny new comedy: The Net Kill. 

Surfing the Holyland

Surfing the Holyland

“Oh, we have sharks here. 

Sound Cistem

Sound Cistem

Two transgender performers say, “up yours!” to the gender binary and invite you to their radical dance party! Under disco lights, over pulsing music, a queer celebration takes pl… 

Lady Baby Shrooms

Lady Baby Shrooms

A baby rolls into their lives, literally, and it belongs to none of them. 

Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs

“People think a uniform is an outer skin; that, once you put it on, you are an officer, that you take it off at the end of the day and become yourself again. 

Julie Madly Deeply

Julie Madly Deeply

’Tis the season to be ‘Julie’ with the return of this critically acclaimed Off Broadway and West End hit. 

Polly: A Drag Rebellion

Polly: A Drag Rebellion

Meet Polly. 

Sam Carlyle: My Life and Other Jokes

Sam Carlyle: My Life and Other Jokes

You may be asking “Who even is Sam Carlyle?”, but after this cabaret you’ll certainly know her name (along with way too much else . 

Improv Deathmatch

Improv Deathmatch

An adrenaline-fuelled improvised comedy show where two teams go head-to-head to see who can make the audience laugh the hardest. 

Something About Simon: The Paul Simon Story

Something About Simon: The Paul Simon Story

In this new show, singer-songwriter Gary Edward Jones not only recites the music of one of his idols but also tells the unique story of Paul Simon combining visuals, stage design a… 

The Lovely Boys

The Lovely Boys

Joe and Mikey are Lovely Boys. 

Jody Kamali and Friends

Jody Kamali and Friends

Jody Kamali presents some of his favourite characters in this multi-character comedy/variety show. 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Hold onto your doublets, ruffs and trunk hose! The Bard is back. 

Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

One winter, Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. 

Ensonglopedia of the Human

Ensonglopedia of the Human

What does it mean to be human? Local science-singer-songwriter John Hinton has not one answer, but twenty-six, one for each letter of the alphabet, and he’s turned them all into … 

SPLIT EGG: A Magic Show About Being Twins

SPLIT EGG: A Magic Show About Being Twins

The twin tricksters perform magic and comedy inspired by clichés surrounding twins. 

Steve Vertigo: Murmuration

Steve Vertigo: Murmuration

Something beautiful is broken. 

Shane Warne Odyssey

Shane Warne Odyssey

In August 2013, Shane Warne (Australian cricketing legend) drove Orlando Gibbs (generic English person) to just outside Wales. 

Siblings & Family Friends / Siblings & Sami

Siblings & Family Friends / Siblings & Sami

3 - 5th June - Siblings & Sami Character comedians Maddy and Marina Bye are returning to Brighton but this time they have turned up with one of the best clown comics in the UK, Sam… 

Sherlock's Excellent Adventure

Sherlock's Excellent Adventure

Follow Sherlock Holmes and his incomparable sidekick Dr John Watson on this riveting, hitherto unpublished case . 

The World in Words and Music, According to Coward and Porter

The World in Words and Music, According to Coward and Porter

A brief journey into the careers, friendship and playful rivalry of Noel Coward and Cole Porter, two theatrical giants of the 20th Century, mainly focusing on their passion for tra… 

Where The Lost Socks Go - By Under The Bed Theatre

Where The Lost Socks Go - By Under The Bed Theatre

Where do our missing socks go? Do they end up down the plug hole or do they go sunbathing in the Caribbean? Milo thinks that wearing odd socks is embarrassing, so his weird and w… 

Souperman

Souperman

In September of 2019 I was depressed so I decided to stop drinking and review tinned soup on Instagram. 

Sam Lake: Cake

Sam Lake: Cake

Cake is the debut hour from stand-up comedian, Sam Lake. 

Mischief Makers

Mischief Makers

Giggle till your jaw drops off with this silly, interactive, family-fun performance. 

Jen Ives: Peak Trans

Jen Ives: Peak Trans

As the public discourse on trans people becomes more toxic in the UK, comedian and trans-woman Jen Ives is here to sort it all out, hun. 

Two Super Super Hot Men

Two Super Super Hot Men

Alan and Ron are sweaty. 

Storyteller, Storyteller

Storyteller, Storyteller

What happens when two children’s storytellers arrive at the same place at the same time to tell their stories? And what happens if both of them think they are THE Storyteller? A … 

Den of Enquiry

Den of Enquiry

‘Den of Enquiry’ gets kids talking about democracy by having fun with rhythms and rhymes. 

The Indecent Musings of Miss Doncaster 2007

The Indecent Musings of Miss Doncaster 2007

Meet Miss Donny. 

Chuck Salmon: Pool Noodles

Chuck Salmon: Pool Noodles

Kenny Shallows has always dreamt of being a poolside lifeguard, but when he gets a place at the lifeguarding school of his dreams, he finds he is a small fish in a big pond - that … 

Simon David: White Gay

Simon David: White Gay

Simon David (“A hoot”, The Guardian) belongs to the most toxic, self-destructive and, frankly, annoying demographic there is: the white gay. 

Do the Thing: The Made Up Musical

Do the Thing: The Made Up Musical

After selling out their 2018 and 2019 Brighton Fringe shows and lighting up The Warren’s Summer Season, Do the Thing are here for you in 2021. 

SH!T SHOW

SH!T SHOW

In ‘SH!T SHOW’, The Bobolyne Poets play among the pigeons, get therapy with Danny Dyer and leave something nasty in the Saatchi. 

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird (Work in Progress)

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird (Work in Progress)

A big-eyed, big-haired thing in a turtleneck exposes the infidelities of your cutlery drawer.