The Warren End of Fringe Party

The Warren End of Fringe Party

A 90s-themed night to close Brighton Fringe 2017 in style. Drinks discounts and other offers to help see out the Fringe, and bid farewell to The Warren for another year. Dressing up encouraged! 

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

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 with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr Toad... 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

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 Shiiine On Weekender, ‘The Girl From Mars’ brings you the biggest Britpop anthems in a cosmic love story... 

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

The very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams! Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet... 

Jerry Sadowitz + Card Tricks

Jerry Sadowitz + Card Tricks

Taking time out of his busy schedule of swearing and screaming, Sadowitz will, for two nights, do card tricks with even less entertainment value. Can you afford to miss it?! Jerry Sadowitz is best known as the most offensive stand-up comedian in the world, but he is also one of the best close-up magicians, inventing tricks and presentations that other better-known magicians incorporate in their acts... 

Casual Violence: The Grot In The Grotto

Casual Violence: The Grot In The Grotto

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 evil... 

Terror Australis

Terror Australis

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) and I will be a very happy person... 

All In

All In

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-bending social experiment... 

I AM BEAST

I AM BEAST

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 slick, well-rehearsed stage combat and physical theatre... 

WATCHING, Ceci n'est pas de Deux

WATCHING, Ceci n'est pas de Deux

A solo-duet created by Flying Solo and Amsterdam Fringe 2015 award-winner Ester Natzijl. A mesmerising mix of puppetry, theatre, and dance, that provides different views of what a relationship can be... 

Moondial

Moondial

Even before she came to Belton, Minty had known she was a witch, or something very much like it. When she uncovers a time portal (the ‘Moondial’ in the grounds of Belton House) she meets Tom the sickly kitchen boy, and Sarah, a girl whose family think her birthmark makes her the ‘Devil's child’... 

The Greatest Liar in all the World

The Greatest Liar in all the World

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. His company of glamorous and not-so-glamorous assistants manage to distract him from his imminent demise and convince him to tell the story of his infamous origins... 

GIANT

GIANT

GIANT follows the never-ending, whirlwind of generations in protagonist, Tommy’s family. This quirky depiction of the hustle and bustle of family life is jam packed with puppetry, poetry, brash clown make up and copious amounts of cardboard boxes... 

Movin' Melvin Brown presents 'Me and Otis'

Movin' Melvin Brown presents 'Me and Otis'

“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.’ More chuckles, a kilowatt grin: ‘but it’s important to be nice!’... 

Pat-a-Cake Baby

Pat-a-Cake Baby

“Cake-mixing, baking and eating fuel, this zingy, high-energy story as a restless baby sets about a night-time adventure.” (Guardian). Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it’s pat-a-cake time! Pitter-patter – get the butter! Glitzy-glossy – whisk in sugar! Jokey-yolky – add the eggs! Long Nose Puppets offer up a marvellous moonlit show full of riotous rhyme, zany puppets and spiffy special cake; all iced with music and songs by Tom Gray... 

Better Together

Better Together

Friendship is a loving, colourful, and magical mess! ‘Better Together’ follows three clowns – Tropizo, Squiggle and Doa – on an energetic and imaginative ride towards becoming best friends... 

Simon Warner's Viva Hypnosis

Simon Warner's Viva Hypnosis

“Incredibly Funny!” (SG Fringe), “Redefining Comedy Hypnotism” (British Comedy Guide). Get ready to be transported to the hypnotic glitz and glamour of fabulous Las Vegas where you get the chance to be the star of the show... 

Marvellous Myths and Terrific Tales

Marvellous Myths and Terrific Tales

An evening filled with stories, duets and short plays, reworked and retold to delight, surprise and entertain. Inspired by creation and heroic myths, and urban tales. Performed by BTEC Performing Arts Students from Varndean College... 

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-faced Showtime is the all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking phenomenon from the professional piss-heads behind Shit-faced Shakespeare. Featuring a cast of professionally trained musical theatre performers, classic show tunes, complex choreography and one entirely shit-faced actor every night ... 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

“Swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”The Shit-faced formula has been reliably churning out popular shows since 2010 and has become a much loved staple of the Fringe... 

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Moon has got a story to tell about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps out at night to tap dance on the boardwalk to the sounds of the sea... 

Meet Fred

Meet Fred

Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit. “Prejudice against puppetry is the only acceptable form of prejudice” (David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide International Festival)... 

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour. Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck. Neither expected to fall in love. But once they did, they just kept on falling... 

Great Train Robbery

Great Train Robbery

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 that got away... 

Borderline

Borderline

A comedy about a tragedy. PSYCHEdelight presents a satire of the Calais Jungle, devised by an ensemble of refugee and European performers. After two sold-out runs in London, Borderline goes on tour to meet the UK... 

Little Wing

Little Wing

Little Wing finds herself alone in the forest with a trio of warring dragons. Can she stop them to keep the flames of her world alive? Enter a fantastical world of captivating puppets and songs in this enchanting coming-of-age tale. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

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 worldwide... 

Patti Plinko: Dreadful Little Girl

Patti Plinko: Dreadful Little Girl

Patti Plinko glances around the stage in search of the next musical instrument. “We were told,” she acknowledges almost shyly to the audience, “that whenever we’re looking for anything, we should head there with purpose... 

The Treason Show: Festival Special

The Treason Show: Festival Special

No one does satire quite like Brighton’s very own 'The Treason Show'. With the tool of ridicule the weapon of choice, these smiling assassins will have you laughing all night at the powers that be with their trademark slick and always topical comedy, accompanied by hilarious parody songs... 

Broken Biscuits

Broken Biscuits

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, short animations and a guest compere... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah-ish

Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah-ish

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist. Ireland's top comedy trio. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2009-2016. Over ten million hits on YouTube... 

Cabaret From The Shadows

Cabaret From The Shadows

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. Where is the fun? Do we have to sacrifice entertainment values if we’re dealing with topical or sensitive issues? Teatro Pomodoro’s Cabaret from the Shadows tackles an overwhelming array of themes, but it is always joyous and fabulously tongue in cheek... 

Dracula

Dracula

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 Call It Mischief is far from the chilling horror story you might expect... 

Christopher Nibble

Christopher Nibble

Awarm-heartedadaptation of the well-known children’s book about a plucky guinea pig – Christopher Nibble. The two performers from Topsy Turvy theatre were lovable and their friendly personalities carried the show... 

Pick of the Fringe Launch Night Special

Pick of the Fringe Launch Night Special

Pick of the Fringe Launch Night Special, kicked off Brighton Fringe at The Warren with fragments of 7 shows. The duo from The Establishment opened the event gracefully with the summit of their act being, of course, Brexit - asking the question whether it will be a ‘soft or a hard exit?’ and the double meaning was well received by the audience... 

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band bring their unique family music to Brighton Fringe for the first time. Their aim is provide quality music for children, that adults will love too. Bringing together elements of Folk, Soul, Afro, Latin, Dub, comedy and theatre, this unique band presents the ‘sing-along’ with a new lease of life for all the family to join in with... 

BEASTS Present Mr Brighton 2017

BEASTS Present Mr Brighton 2017

Fresh from a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Beasts bring their critically acclaimed comedy extravaganza to Brighton. Brace yourselves for an epic battle of intelligence, talent, guile and brawn, where the road to glory is paved with broken friendships and shredded dignity... 

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... 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Embarking on a tale of ambition, blood and murder of their own, Mac and Lady Mac build a fast food empire. With a healthy dose of nutritional advice thrown in, who knew a story of witches, ghosts and murder could be this much fun?! Pocket Oxford Theatre’s madcap extravaganzas are the perfect introduction to the Bard’s timeless stories... 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Winner: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016. Award-winning Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo return to Brighton a year after taking home the Best Comedy Award! Through a series of surreal and free-flowing vignettes, Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn take the audience on an absurd trip through their wild imagination into the deepest, darkest depths of stupidity! “This was a true fringe highlight” ***** (The Latest)... 

Brighton Fringe Launch at The Warren

Brighton Fringe Launch at The Warren

Come and celebrate the launch of Brighton Fringe at The Warren. Help us start the 2017 Festival with a bang! 

carMen

carMen

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 passion between protagonist Jose and the male Carmen... 

Poetry Can F*ck Off

Poetry Can F*ck Off

By Heathcote Williams (Archangel award-winner). Poetry f*cks off tyrants. Incendiary words from revolutionary wordsmiths have changed the world... and the firestorm rages on. Stellar cast voice Williams’ radical new work– with live music from Dr Blue... 

My Pet Monster and Me

My Pet Monster and Me

Sophie Bucket lives on a farm with her dad. She spends all of her time day-dreaming, but most of her time alone. If only she had a little friend to share her adventures. One day, Sophie finds an egg... 

Knightmare Live

Knightmare Live

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. For 2016 the game has changed... 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

The Brit-popera for Common People Like You. A Martian dominatrix’s mission to kidnap humans to save her species is thwarted by a barmaid and a wannabe rockstar. With a stellar 90s Britpop soundtrack, and its tongue firmly in its cheek, the show is inspired by 1954 B-Movie ‘The Devil Girl From Mars’... 

Movin' Melvin Brown presents 'Me and Otis'

Movin' Melvin Brown presents 'Me and Otis'

‘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-dance and soulful funk! “A singing, tapping, tail-feather-shaking entertainment machine” (Time Out) 

LazyTown Live

LazyTown Live

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. Featuring Sportacus, Stephanie, Ziggy, Robbie Rotten and... 

Jacko Hooper

Jacko Hooper

Jacko Hooper combines delicate acoustic noodlings with a soulful, emotive voice. With songs about the people he has met and places he hasn’t been. “Stunningly rich, acoustic folk songs that pull at the heartstrings and whisper intently to your soul” (Bitter Sweet Symphonies) 

CarMen

CarMen

Set in the gay community of liberal 1920s Spain. José, the central character in this all-male reworking of Bizet’s tragic opera, is sexually confused and dominated by a strictly religious upbringing. 

5 Guys Chillin'

5 Guys Chillin'

The highly acclaimed graphic, gripping, funny and frank verbatim drama exposing the chill-out chem-sex scene. “Beautifully done” **** (Gay Times), “As confronting as theatre gets” **** (British Theatre) 

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

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. Sung in Italian with surtitles. 

Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience). A half-hour extravaganza of acrobatics, comedy, clown, contortion and juggling stunts. Laugh, cry and gasp! 

Windibops

Windibops

A rib-tickling, inclusive dance theatre experience complete with moving lab tables, fart jars, cows and test tubes. Join Volta Flatulence, Caroline Windybottom and Daisy Parphead in the Windibops laboratory to investigate flatulence (yes, we mean farts), and if it has an impact on global warming. 

We Can Make You Happy

We Can Make You Happy

House of Blakewell want to make you happy. They sing and dance through positive psychology, Greek philosophy and the 5:2 diet, but will they find what they are looking for? [newline] **** (The Scotsman) 

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

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 bit of virtuoso story-telling, then you’re going to love Big Bobby, Little Bobby... 

The Best Thing

The Best Thing

It’s 1966. The record player's on, her hair’s bobbed and eye-lashes curled: for 17-year-old Susan, life is an adventure waiting to begin. But what happens next turns everything upside down, and its repercussions will last for decades to come. 

Bane 3

Bane 3

Bane looks to relocate and start anew in a new town, a town so idyllic no one would expect to find him there: Sunnyview. Comic snatches of life in suburbia conjure up images reminiscent of the squeaky clean, pastel town of Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands... 

Bane

Bane

Bane tells the story of hitman Bruce Bane, ‘a hired hand who gets the job done’. In the first instalment of the story, Bane works back through a convoluted web of friends, foes, memories and chance encounters to find out who is after him... 

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World Part II

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World Part II

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. The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World: Part II is a family show like no other... 

Magnificent Myths and Tall Tales

Magnificent Myths and Tall Tales

An evening filled with stories, duets and short plays, reworked and retold to delight, surprise and entertain. Inspired by creation and heroic myths and urban tales. This is Varndean Studio Theatre Company's 10th year on the Fringe. 

Bane 4

Bane 4

'Bane 4' follows hitman Bruce Bane as he attempts to erase his past and discover what went wrong. Joe Bone tells the story like a movie, to Ben Roe’s live soundtrack. All the Bane shows are independent stories and can be seen in any order... 

Club Cairo

Club Cairo

Club Cairo offers an exotic array of entertainment from Arabia. Live music, dance and theatre combine to bring you a super-sensory experience steeped in tradition yet eager to branch out and explore new forms of expression. 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

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 current production showing at The Warren (although they have now branched out internationally) is a trimmed, hour long version of The Merchant of Venice in which one of the performers drinks an unreasonable amount of alcohol before, during and quite possibly after the performance... 

Shit-faced Showtime: The Pirates of Penzance

Shit-faced Showtime: The Pirates of Penzance

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, annoying members of the audience... 

Honey

Honey

‘Honey’ is an original piece of theatre with a set of three bee hives that transform to tell the story. Patchwork and folk music paint a landscape of the hills and those that live within them... 

Brighton v Edinburgh Poets v MCs

Brighton v Edinburgh Poets v MCs

Two battles in one: first the poets from the two great festival cities join to take on a united team of rappers. Then each city is represented by their poets and rapper comrades standing side by side... 

Bane 2

Bane 2

'Bane 2' follows hitman Bruce Bane as he fends off toxic monsters, old foes and inner demons. Joe Bone tells the story like a movie, to Ben Roe’s live soundtrack. All the Bane shows are independent stories and can be seen in any order... 

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

The story of Macbeth's tragic demise has been told many times by hundreds, if not thousands, of theatre makers. His sharp rise and subsequent fall from power always comes as a surprise to the titular Macbeth, despite a warning from three witches who try to impart their wisdom; cryptically warning him of upcoming troubles... 

Hysterical

Hysterical

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 therapy... 

Flyaway Katie

Flyaway Katie

By the makers of 'Shoe Baby', 'Penguin' and 'Arthur’s Dream Boat', Long Nose Puppets present their new show 'Flyaway Katie'. An inspiring flight of fancy about the power of imagination based on the popular children’s book by Polly Dunbar with music by Tom Gray of Gomez... 

Birthday in Suburbia

Birthday in Suburbia

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. Inspired by the film, 'It’s a Wonderful Life', Birthday in Suburbia combines a rich mixture of clown and dark comedy. 

Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time

Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time

An adventure set on the high seas that is story-telling at its very finest. Captain Morgan and the Sands of Time brings childhood memories flooding back and delivers a tale that will have audiences enraptured and not wanting to go to bed, whatever their age... 

Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario

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. Everything you see on stage is real... 

Albion in the Community Fundraiser

Albion in the Community Fundraiser

A selection of the finest comedians come together to raise funds for Albion in the Community, the charitable arm of Brighton & Hove Albion. AITC delivers a huge range of programmes, from football and sports to health and wellbeing, from education and qualifications to disability and social inclusion. 

The Marked

The Marked

The Marked follows Jack's crusade against the haunting demons that follow his life living rough on the streets of London. Fuelled both by his own regrets and his mother’s history of alcohol abuse, Jack aims to survive his harsh environment and find something worth living for again... 

DOUZE

DOUZE

In 2015 Pop Star XNTHONY and The Penny Slots were heading to Eurovision. Except they weren’t. Unphased, XNTHONY’s making (another) comeback. Equipped with glitter and host of potential bangers, they’re convinced they’ll make it to Eurovision... 

We Are Stardust!

We Are Stardust!

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 celebration of the incredible life, inspiration and creative legacy of David Bowie... 

Extravaganza

Extravaganza

Join David, Keith, Hans and Romano on a quest to tell their individual stories and impose their so-called cultural offerings onto an audience. A madcap show full of acrobatics, improvisation, live music, audience participation and a unicycle on fire... 

Icons (Preview)

Icons (Preview)

Brighton 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 baritone wrapped in lycra and the only artist who can pull off both Wagner and Xanadu... 

Ellie Ford

Ellie Ford

Ellie Ford is an alternative folk artist who fronts a five-piece band of multi-instrumentalists. “Both thought-provoking and utterly absorbing. Her songs are enchanting with her harp and guitar parts underpinning her sultry vocals... 

Orion and The Dark

Orion and The Dark

Orion is scared of more or less everything. He's terrified of wasps and monsters, afraid of sheds and storms, panicked by spiders and fearful of heights but there is one thing that scares him more than anything else... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, you racist. Foil, Arms and Hog return to Brighton with their most critically acclaimed show. “The comedy sketch trio have never lost their original flavour... 

El Blanco: Tales of the Mariachi

El Blanco: Tales of the Mariachi

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 tale of El Blanco - The White One... 

Brighton Fringe Awards

Brighton Fringe Awards

The official awards ceremony to mark the end of Brighton Fringe 2015, with free flowing entertainment and mercifully short acceptance speeches. Come and celebrate all that is great about Brighton Fringe! 

Shit-faced Shakespeare

Shit-faced Shakespeare

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 my curiosity led me to the box office in hope to seize a ticket and see it before the end of the Fringe... 

Muse

Muse

‘MUSE’ exposes the real star behind Cabaret. The beautiful songs, supported by a fabulous live jazz band and narrative, take you on a rollercoaster journey of emotions that will make you laugh and cry... 

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

“A massive highlight of the Brighton Fringe” ***** (What’s on Stage). See Sussex's most exciting young actors in an inventive and dynamic spin on this cult classic. “Youth Theatre at its best” ***** (British Theatre Guide)... 

From the Cradle to the Bin

From the Cradle to the Bin

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. “Poignant and extremely funny. A Ship of Fools are a company to watch... 

The Tale of the Pig

The Tale of the Pig

A poor and lonely old couple, desperate to have a child, adopt a piglet. A gregarious, funny and touching folk tale directed by Vasile Nedelcu, director of Best Family Show 2005. With original music score by David Brett, who had a number one hit with 'The Flying Pickets' in 1983. 

Musical Theatre Showcase

Musical Theatre Showcase

An eclectic mix of songs, scenes and ensemble numbers from the world of musical theatre accompanied by a live band. 

Signor Baffo's Restaurant

Signor Baffo's Restaurant

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. An interactive children’s show, Signor Baffo welcomes children aged 5+... 

bloominauschwitz

bloominauschwitz

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. ‘bloominauschwitz’ takes the character of Leopold Bloom out of James Joyce’s great novel, ‘Ulysses’, and sends him on a journey through the 20th century in search of his Jewish identity... 

Nursing Lives

Nursing Lives

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 hospitals... 

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

George Orwell’s classic allegory about the Russian Revolution is a serious political satire in children’s wrapping paper. Originally subtitled ‘A Fairy Story’, it swaps historical heavyweights like Trotsky and Stalin for talking pigs, and the battlegrounds of Moscow and Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg) for a farmyard; but the veil is thin, and all too soon we are reminded how idealism made way for tyranny... 

The Catfish Conundrum

The Catfish Conundrum

In a London exhibition of 1971, art becomes a matter of life and death - for a Catfish. “Animal cruelty!” “Is this art?” A many-sided opera in which the heroine is killed - and eaten... 

Rock of 80s

Rock of 80s

Hitch a ride back to the heady days of 80s stadium rock with this 100% live and curling event. Dress up, party, and don't stop believin' with the only show powered by Flux Capacitor: Here We Go Again! With classic songs from Bon Jovi, Queen, Guns N Roses, Aerosmith and many more, the show features live magic, giant beachballs, choppers, and more animal print than is probably healthy... 

Simply Soweto Encha

Simply Soweto Encha

Unstoppable rhythm, invincible singing, daring dance. Simply Soweto Encha inspire with a unique blend of old and new school a cappella arrangements. Experience the finest South African musical show... 

If You Leave

If You Leave

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 men’s broken encounter... 

Stitch It!
BOBBY WINNER

Stitch It!

There aren’t enough positive accolades in the English language to describe how utterly magnificent this piece of physical theatre is. Inbal Nelly Lewis Fichman is absolutely triumphant in her solo presentation of a work that is so intricate and complex... 

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

One man. One hour. Three courses. An absurdist comedian and passionate cook with an anarchic approach to making meals. Best Comedy Show Nominee 2014. “Utterly charming… hugely inventive” (The Times)... 

The Beta Males: Happenstance

The Beta Males: Happenstance

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. **** 'Genius' (Sunday Times) The Betas are back with another “hilarious sketch show” (Sunday Times)... 

White Light Workshop

White Light Workshop

Internationally renowned entertainment solutions provider White Light Ltd are running this workshop for Brighton Fringe participants. Whatever your role in theatre – director, producer, designer, technician or performer – come and explore the essential art of lighting design... 

Practically Perfect!

Practically Perfect!

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. This two-hander, written and performed by Alasdair Carson-Sheard and Samantha Nixon, is a rare opportunity to see many of the best cinematic and musical moments from the legend that is Julie Andrews all in one night. 

On Being Yourself But Better

On Being Yourself But Better

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. Ridiculous, hilarious, baffling and unnerving, ‘On Being Yourself But Better’ is the debut show from Hoot! Theatre, an international Lecoq-trained company... 

Movin' on Up

Movin' on Up

A jamboree of performances from second-year performing arts students of Varndean College. Showcasing the students' full range of talents, with snippets of theatre, live music, storytelling and more... 

Piaf

Piaf

Pam Gem’s play ‘Piaf’ captures the rise and fall of the world's most loved French singer Edith Piaf. From the streets of Paris to worldwide fame, the play incorporates her timeless songs to tell her story. 

Mrs Shakespeare

Mrs Shakespeare

William Shakespeare has been reincarnated as a woman and is the cause of confusion and frustration for her therapist, Henry. During her sessions with him she decides that the Hamlet she wrote 400 years ago, the Hamlet we all know today, was well below standard... 

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World

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 ages... 

Hombres Flamenco Show

Hombres Flamenco Show

‘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. The intimate performance is lead by dancer Álvaro Guarnido who takes the audience on a magical and powerful journey through different flamenco rhythms... 

Hamlet

Hamlet

This madcap extravaganza is a perfect introduction to the Bard. With audience participation, it's fast-paced, funny and cool for kids, making Shakespeare something not to be afraid of! Sold out 2014... 

Le Cluck

Le Cluck

‘Le Cluck’, an exciting new cabaret show, is a night of pure entertainment and fun. Sit back, relax and enjoy the greatest, weirdest and most wonderful talent Brighton has ever seen... 

The Trousered Traviata

The Trousered Traviata

From late the 1800s to WWII, Paris was a centre of sexual freedom and same-sex cultures. Against that milieu this all-female version explores LGBT and filial relationships, reworking Verdi’s tragic opera... 

The Bombing of the Grand Hotel

The Bombing of the Grand Hotel

1984. The height of Thatcher's power. 30lbs of gelignite rip through the Grand Hotel, Brighton, shattering the Tory party conference. The most shocking attack on the British Government since Guy Fawkes... 

Point and Shoot: A New Musical

Point and Shoot: A New Musical

The year is 2042: Hollywood is dead, the film industry buckled under the weight of hefty blockbuster films. Independent filmmakers have transformed society into a cultural paradise, but all this is threatened when a young actress hands over the rights to Selma, a dated TV show of the 60s... 

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

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, dance and live music... 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Deep in the forest, faeries wait ... Join Box Tale Soup for their new family adaptation of Shakespeare's enchanting story and be transported to a world of mirth and magic. Nominated for Best Children's show, Brighton Fringe 2014, and winners of Best Show for Families, Buxton Fringe 2014... 

Rosie's Magic Horse

Rosie's Magic Horse

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. A heart-warming tale of aspiration, friendship, adventure and a little bit of mischief accompanied by catchy songs, this is the perfect treat for everyone aged three and up. 

Prince Percy and the Pea

Prince Percy and the Pea

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 alike... 

Ludwig Live!

Ludwig Live!

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 maestro’s life... 

I Need A Doctor: The Whosical

I Need A Doctor: The Whosical

How do you write a Doctor Who musical without getting shut down by the BBC? Join Jamie & Jess in this unauthorised Whosical show. “I laughed so much I regenerated” (Frank Skinner) **** (Broadway Baby)... 

Guruguru

Guruguru

Laugh your head off with this 6'10'' creature of bulbous presence. Dare to have a theatrical experience of disarming humour that will kick your ass out of ordinary mundanity. ‘Guruguru’ talks about our endless pursuit of happiness... 

Point & Shoot: a new musical

Point & Shoot: a new musical

It is the year 2042. The film industry as we know it is dead; out of money and out of ideas. A has-been producer and an ambitious young screenwriter believe they've hit the jackpot when a mysterious femme fatale offers them the rights to a little-known 60's television show... 

A Dash Through Dickens!

A Dash Through Dickens!

I’ll try not to crack ‘What the Dickens?’ jokes, but this show left me feeling like a slug on tranquilizers. It was just so fast. This ‘dash’ through Dickens shouldn’t have come as a surprise... 

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins was an American amateur opera singer under the impression that she was amazingly talented when actually she was really very bad. People went to see her shows for the comedy value and Florence believed the audiences’ laughs were down to jealousy rather than her awful singing... 

Dead At Last, No More Air

Dead At Last, No More Air

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. This is definitely not one for the faint-hearted, the language is complex, intentionally delivered in hasty manner while the sexual innuendos and all out depravity astound... 

Show Off

Show Off

Impressively made and performed'. Award-winning physical theatre,music,audiovisuals and art. Show off is a series of fun and energetic short plays born from improvisation,comics,storytelling and masks. 

I Can Make You a Mentalist

I Can Make You a Mentalist

Award-winning entertainer Doug Segal's comedy mind reading show turns the audience into mind reading mentalists. Expect comedy, interaction and mind-blowing miracles performed by you, the audience... 

Show Off

Show Off

“Impressively made and performed” **** (FringeReview). A showcase of different kinds of physical theatre, music, audiovisuals and art with an overwhelming sense of fun. Children and adults take to the stage in this visually impressive collage of creative performance from award-winning Artichoke... 

The Little Soldiers

The Little Soldiers

Amidst the wonders of the circus, an impossible dream appears. Two brothers fight over a beautiful tightrope walker, as she leads them above and below themselves into other imagined lands... 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

This colourful, vibrant performance of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was well received by children and adults alike. With a mixed cast of humans and puppets it was a brief but fun show perfect for young families... 

Scan Artists

Scan Artists

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 visuals with a thought-provoking script by award winning playwright, Evan Placey... 

What the Hell - The Gastronomical Comedy

What the Hell - The Gastronomical Comedy

'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 in Hell ('Inferno')... 

Jacques Brel: Une Vie A Mille Temps

Jacques Brel: Une Vie A Mille Temps

Born in Belgium in 1929, Brel became the 'Voice of Paris' during the 1950s and 60s, writing over 300 songs. This new work explores his relationship with the women in his life through his superlative songs... 

Eye Queue Hear

Eye Queue Hear

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 their fantastic perceptions of urban life... 

Fringe Club

Fringe Club

As a child of rural Somerset, I am no stranger to folk music. My teenage years were spent swigging cider and singing around campfires and I was raised on a rich, if not quite balanced, diet of Bob Dylan, Lau and Eliza Carthy... 

The Unthinkable Mystery of the Indigo Star

The Unthinkable Mystery of the Indigo Star

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 are they? When a famous detective is found dead in a Paris apartment three of his peers determine to find the killer and unravel the mystery... 

Ben Hart: The Outsider

Ben Hart: The Outsider

Having spent his life using magic to solve impossible problems, award-winning magician Ben Hart turns his attention to himself. Be amazed by his magic, impressed by his skill and moved by how the owner of such a brilliant mind can still be so in need of a cup of tea and a cuddle... 

Soapy Sam

Soapy Sam

Sam LOVES hiding, especially at bath time. What happens when adventurers play with the plug? With puppetry, physical theatre and British Sign Language, small things are made into large characters! Bubbletastic! “They seamlessly weave puppetry, song and a highly physical style of action with signed and spoken narrative to create meaningful interactive experiences for audiences and participants... 

Marcel Lucont: Is

Marcel Lucont: Is

Mortality, masculinity and Marcel Lucont... mmm. All of these are discussed in this multimedia mélange from the multi-award-deserving Gallic comic. Winner: Fringe World Award - Best Comedy Show 2013... 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

An entirely serious Shakespeare play ... with an entirely shit-faced actor. Take a professional cast of classically trained actors, one 60-minute adaptation of a Shakespeare classic and add a randomly assigned drunken actor to the mix... 

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

One boy. One journey. Goodbye to his beloved Rose, goodbye to his home planet. Hello to bizarre and curious souls, some adults, one a pilot, stranded. Discover the hidden colours of the earth with the Little Prince as he travels through the wasteland, trying to get home... 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

An intimate musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Cathy tells her story backwards while Jamie tells his chronologically. Written by Tony Award-winner, Jason Robert Brown, this critically acclaimed show won the 2002 Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Lyrics... 

The Girl and The Goat

The Girl and The Goat

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 hands at the end of the show – an act one would usually call applause but for some reason I can’t apply that word in this case – signified that I probably wasn’t alone in this... 

Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead

Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead

Presented by Theoretical Zombiologist Doctor Austin, discover how a Zombie brain works in this spoof lecture, featuring interactive demonstrations and a multi-media presentation. This is the science you need to survive the inevitable Zombie apocalypse... 

One Step Beyond: A Varndean Showcase

One Step Beyond: A Varndean Showcase

A jamboree of performances from second-year performing arts students of Varndean College. The evening will showcase the students' full range of talents, with snippets of theatre, live music, storytelling and more, much of it devised and written by the performers... 

Art and the End of Life: A Symposium

Art and the End of Life: A Symposium

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. Using a successful format developed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 this promises to be a lively discussion focusing on art inspired by the ethical challenges raised by old age. 

From Up Here

From Up Here

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. From Up Here is a new musical by Aaron Lee Lambert that poses questions about the here and now, the choices that dictate our future and the decisions that shape our relationships with one another... 

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

This delightful physical theatre production set in Victorian England charts a boy’s journey from workhouse to happiness. Enjoy pickpockets, thieves, toffs and magistrates and striking images created by the cast... 

Shoe Baby

Shoe Baby

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 zoo, all in a shoe! 'Shoe Baby' is adapted from the book written by well-known author Joyce Dunbar, published by Walker books... 

Killing Roger

Killing Roger

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. "Magnificent" ***** (Fringe Guru) “Beautiful script, phenomenal puppetry, and stunning live music” ***** (Three Weeks) “If you have a chance to see any of Sparkle and Dark theatre works go” ***** (Culture Fly) “A puppet masterclass” (The Independent for 'The Girl With No Heart') 

Close To You

Close To You

'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 Karen Carpenter... 

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

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 outcome is mind-blowing... 

Biding Time (Remix)

Biding Time (Remix)

A dark, atmospheric production by A Band Called Quinn & Ben Harrison. Follow Thyme & her band down the rabbit hole in a surreal, immersive trip through the fame-factory. Based on singer-songwriter Louise Quinn’s first-hand experiences of the music industry... 

A Berlin Kabaret

A Berlin Kabaret

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. Five star performers sing songs of revolution, love and exile asking “Whose tomorrow is tomorrow and whose earth is the earth?” Rebellious and beautiful, these songs still resonate powerfully. 

Finding Joy

Finding Joy

A comic, anarchic and touching full mask adventure. Joy is losing her memory; her rebellious grandson Danny decides to become her carer. Where will their playful bond lead them? Vamos Theatre creates innovative full mask theatre that brims with visual inventiveness, music, dexterity and hilarity... 

Colin Hoult's Mega Carnival of Monsters

Colin Hoult's Mega Carnival of Monsters

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. With special guests, songs, games and general lunacy... 

Okuni (Kabuki Dancer)

Okuni (Kabuki Dancer)

The spirit of Kabuki was born out of the passion of a single woman, Okuni, in 16th-century Japan. Dance in male role? Amazing dancers, east-meets-west contemporary dance, Japanese dance, martial arts, acting, drama, comedy and surprising scene changes of Kabuki appear in this dance theatre piece... 

Circles

Circles

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 simply let go... 

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

An interactive, comic drama about two men, two women and their mysterious trip to Paris. Inspired by the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ novels, you take control of the story. Funny and fast-paced, with a raucous soundtrack, the audience navigates the characters through an unforgettable journey, while a dark and hidden truth threatens to turn their lives upside down. 

The Bloody Ballad

The Bloody Ballad

Little Mary is sugar and spice, with a side of vice. And it’s been one bloody hell of a weekend. This endearing switchblade romance, told in retrospect through honky-tonk and sweet nothings murmured between Mary and the mysterious drifter, Connor, is a slice of 50s Americana with a blackened heart... 

I Need a Doctor: The Whosical

I Need a Doctor: The Whosical

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. Cackling villains, fairy godmothers, makeshift monsters, tweed-clad Time Lords – and these all played by just one man – it’s a hybrid destined for madness... 

Clever Peter: Once More unto the Beach

Clever Peter: Once More unto the Beach

Sketch group Clever Peter (BBC Radio 4) return with brand-new sketches and old favourites in a fun-packed hour of comedy. “The best of Clever Peter may well be the best of sketch comedy... 

Hey, Presto!

Hey, Presto!

A brand-new production based on the book by Nadia Shireen. Best of friends Presto the cat and Monty the dog join a funfair and start a magic show. A heart-warming tale of aspiration, friendship, adventure and a little bit of mischief accompanied by catchy songs, this is the perfect treat for everyone aged 3 and up. 

Red Brick Comedy Club

Red Brick Comedy Club

The finest, funniest late-night stand-up on the Fringe. Resident MC Lloyd Griffith introduces the cream of the comedy circuit. If you are seeking laughs on a Saturday night, you won't find better acts, or a better price, than at Red Brick... 

Tomorrow's Dawn

Tomorrow's Dawn

Sparkling, sensitive, delirious, this original musical focuses on the central themes of love, friendship and hope. It reflects the concerns of today's young people, while exploring intergenerational relationships... 

Thumbelina

Thumbelina

Sing, croak and squeak along in this show for the young and young-at-heart. Meet our pint-sized heroine, a dastardly frog, a miserly mole and a heroic swallow on the way! Award-winning performers Bard & Troubadour bring the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of Thumbelina to life with song, puppetry and plenty of audience participation! 

Invisible Giant

Invisible Giant

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 discard... 

The Very Best of Late Night Gimp Fight

The Very Best of Late Night Gimp Fight

The Gimps bring the very best of their depraved award-winning minds to Brighton. One blistering hour of fast-paced sketches, hilarious songs, "big laughs" (Fest) and "gloriously bad taste" (The Guardian)... 

Fringe Club

Fringe Club

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 

Losing It

Losing It

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. Everyone experiences loss at some point... 

Signs and Misdemeanours

Signs and Misdemeanours

A disruptive collection of signs, sculptures and installations designed to baffle and amuse in equal measure. “Playfully subversive” (The Independent) 

Club Sol Party

Club Sol Party

'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. Holiday reps, ‘The Mauve Coats’, present a host of entertainment acts (and also try to solve all the dramas of the holiday resort!) as the audience takes part in our quiz, karaoke and bingo! 

'The Lonesome West' by Martin McDonagh

'The Lonesome West' by Martin McDonagh

Sibling rivalry, alcoholism, a priest and death all link together in this darkly humorous piece by renowned Irish playwright Martin McDonough. The play received a Tony nomination when it premiered... 

Ben Hart - The Outsider

Ben Hart - The Outsider

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 them... 

The Bloody Ballad

The Bloody Ballad

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. Inspired by Abram Woods’ tale Mary Maid of the Mill, we follow slightly psychotic Mary (Lucy Rivers) as she begins a relationship with equally damaged Connor (Oliver Wood)... 

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

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. And occasionally people with an array of skills that I can’t even believe... 

Shit-faced Shakespeare

Shit-faced Shakespeare

A year from their 2012 debut, the hype surrounding Shit-faced Shakespeare continues to saturate the Fringe. A severely cut-down version of a Bard comedy (this season, Much Ado About Nothing) is made a little more interesting as one member of the six-strong cast must wet their whistle in the wings minutes before the show... 

Tomorrow's Dawn

Tomorrow's Dawn

On the 23rd of July, La Petite Famille performed their original fresh take on the time-old coming of age story ‘Tomorrow’s Dawn’. Following characters through adolescence as they face issues relevant to the youth of today such as love, alcoholism and an insatiable passion to sing and dance at random intervals it was an evening which showcased the future stars of musical theatre...