Featured shows

  • Candid

    What happens when you ask a 6-year-old boy and a 90-year-old woman the same question? Through the use of real voices, see what fears are shared among generations and what hopes we can hold onto amidst the chaos of modern society. Experimenting with physical theatre, a loop pedal and ramshackle instruments, listen to us tell our story, their story and, most importantly, your story.

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  • Richard III (a one-woman show)

    Richard III. An audience. Anything can happen. All the world's a stage. What part will you play? Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean performance, Brite Theater present their multi-award winning one-woman show. You, the audience, take on the roles of all the other characters at Richard's party...but will you survive? "in a league of its own' ***** (Broadway Baby)

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  • Late to the Party

    An autobiographical romp on a mid-life diagnosis of ADHD and dyslexia by a Times journalist and a dancer. The knowledge forces them to review some of the mayhem and mishaps they've caused, and face themselves.

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  • When Love Grows Old

    Two poignant comedies about love in older age: in 'Romance of the Century' an elderly couple, once the most glamorous couple in the world, are awaiting the arrival of a royal visitor for tea; and in 'The Weatherman' two elderly men try to remember the joys of love, and someone else's name...

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  • Wet Bread

    Everyone Adele knows voted Labour and Remain - so what the hell is going on? It would be much better if the rest of the country just agreed with her. But the moral high ground can be lonely with just your outrage for company. A fast- paced, hilarious show by BBC Trans Comedy Award winner Tom Glover.

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  • Wacht!

    A comedy without words for anyone who has ever felt the urge to break free from the daily grind, or dreamed of doing things differently. Be a fly-on-the-wall as a bored security guard goes in search of stimulus and adventure. You'll never walk through a museum without a grin again. "Laugh-out-loud funny. The perfect playful interlude for all festival goers." (News24)

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  • WMD Makes Everything Better

    In this brand new live show, discover the meaning of the Soviet flag, how to help a friend with a moustache, and escape a maze with a deranged maze-man and an idiot. A popular troupe with a reputation for making strange and wonderful content, WMD is the show that makes you think "Wow, that was awesome."

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  • Valerio, Dervish, and Friends

    Valerio brings surreal stand-up with a pinch of spice, whilst Dervish brings hilarious musical and spoken word idiot genius. Add their friends too and you've got a riotously enchanting show. Semi- nalist Amused Moose 2016. Finalist Comedy Virgins Max Turner Prize 2017.

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  • Underworlds

    In this tapestry of storytelling, poetry and monologue, Arachne spins tales of darkness, death, and feminine mystique. Characters including Eurydice, Lot's wife, Cleopatra, and a black widow, get to set the record straight. Written and performed by Sam Chittenden. "superb... mesmeric and fantastic" (audience member).

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  • Talking to the Dead

    Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Magicians Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Face your fears and join them as they use techniques from Victorian seance rooms to peer into the Great Beyond and ask the question, "Is anybody there?" Sceptics and believers welcome. Sold out Brighton and Guildford Fringes 2016.

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  • Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

    His conniving manager, Mr. Pines, has sent Twonkey over Christmas to the Iquitos Fringe deep in the hallucinogenic Peruvian jungle. Will he survive? Winner of the 2016 Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. "Dark demented comedy" ***** (The Stage)

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  • Trainspotting

    Acclaimed immersive show recaptures the passion and controversy of the novel and film. The audience are literally part of the show in this no-holds-barred, in-yer-face production. Your ticket to a ride you won't forget. Choose life. "A big fat hit. Just don't sit near the toilet!" (NME)

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  • The Sweet Release

    This is how your night at Brighton Fringe ends: not with a whimper, but a bang! Join the hottest up-and-coming acts from all across Brighton Fringe for our late night revue. Check out our Twitter feed and website to nd out which new fringe acts will be at Sweet throughout the festival.

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  • The Meebles Get The Show On The Road

    Be different! Join the Meebles on their madcap adventures in a circus van, racing against time to save the children from all being made the same by Von Zalatan and his virtual obedience factory. Packed full of songs, surprises, and a big bubble finale!

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  • The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

    Did you know the Brothers Grimm collected over 200 different stories? Why do we only hear about Cinders and Snow White? In this brand new family comedy with music and puppetry, meet a whole new cast of weird and wonderful characters in an irreverent, comic quest to tell some of those lesser known tales.

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  • The Forecast

    In a backyard near you, a clutch of women from far- flung corners of the globe float in mid-air. They have a new job:human garden ornament. Inspired by George Saunders' fiction, Limbik's latest show weaves stories, songs, secrets and shadows into a bold, bonkers prediction for the days ahead.

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  • The Cocktail Pianist

    A new play that tells the story of Bernard Halfpen, the almost invisible pianist at the Luton Skyport Hotel. As he plays his anodyne melodies, he reveals a dark past, and how he might have been a great concert pianist had fate not had other plans. Always musically compelling, often rather touching.

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  • The Burning Gadulka

    With humour and sarcasm, a musician tells a story about his relationship with the Gadulka (a musical instrument). Confronting his intrinsic shame and our need for common bonds, he takes us on a journey through the mysteries and fear we all face on a daily basis. A show inspired by Bulgarian culture.

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  • Séance

    2013-16 Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe sell-out! Twelve guests join Peter Antoniou for a shocking adventure into the world of spirit contact. Forget the horror films, experience a séance first hand. Not for the faint-hearted...

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  • Sweetmeat

    Sigmund and Christian meet, and slot together like puzzle pieces. Their friends don't understand, but that's fine. They only need each other. Aching for an impossible closeness, and in thrall to morbid passions, they decide to push their relationship past a final, irreversible boundary.

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  • Steve Lee: Sit Down Stand Up!

    46 years in showbiz. Two unpublished novels. Two TV scripts. One filmed in five languages. Festivals in Japan, Italy, and Hong Kong. Tales of a life well lived with a glass of brandy and live pianist. Probably unsuitable for the under 18s, so kids - lie about your age and get an education!

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  • SpokeEasy

    Do you remember when we SpokeEasy? Before every movement, word and thought was watched? A retro cabaret from the near future that tells the story of how it all changed. Buy a drink, hear the band: but be warned, the Yellow Canary is looking for something, and she'll sing if she has to.

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  • Spilt Milk Presents...

    Spilling, dripping, and leaking comedy from every angle, come and join Spilt Milk, a brand-new sketch group, for their exciting show, packed with original new comedy writing. Formed at Soho Young Company, this comedy collective writes and performs in different combinations to create an eclectic mix of witty sketches.

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  • Spark Factory

    'Spark Factory' brings you seven brave and bold artists constructing the next big thing in theatre. Spun Glass Theatre (The Argus Angel Award Winners 2013) curates the Factory: risky and daring ideas performed for one night only. Full programme at: www.sparkfactory.co.uk.

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  • So You Say

    When ex-lovers meet after many years, what can we believe about the stories they tell? 'So You Say' explores how perspectives diverge, through both self deception and dishonesty. Funny, shocking, bittersweet. With Charly Sommers and Russell Shaw. Directed by Sam Chittenden.

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  • Smut Slam Cabaret: where sex and storytelling collide

    The finest filth at Brighton Fringe, told by the people who lived it. Hosted by Cameryn Moore, this storytelling cabaret, based on the smash circuit of 'Smut Slam' open mics, boasts a rotating programme of real-life sex stories, sexy clowns, dirty music, burlesque babes, and Njoy sex toys.

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  • Shell Shock

    One soldier's story of coping with PTSD on his return from Afghanistan. Frequently comic and always moving, his emotional responses to Post Office queues, IKEA, and his family, lead to alienation and anger. "Poignant and compelling... direct and witty... engaging and haunting" (The Herald)

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  • SESKA: Fruit Salad!

    When SESKA comes to town kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud, and mums faint at his feet! This show contains magic, mayhem, and happiness! Sold out the past 3 years. Nominated Best Family Show 2015. "My kids loved him" (Jonathan Ross). Buy tickets quick - he sells out fast!

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  • Protect and Survive

    1984. The doomsday clock stands at 23:57. Five strangers take part in exercise 'Hot Seat', a role-play simulation for a pre- and post-nuclear attack on the UK. In 2017, the game becomes reality! Inspired by the BBC film 'Threads'. From the producer of Neil Gaiman's 'Mirrormask'.

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  • Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

    The current situation of low and no pay in many parts of our industry is very damaging, and a hot topic for everybody whether the work is live or recorded. Not all of the issues are about money. Join Equity organisers Will Holmes and Emmanuel de Lange to find out about Equity's work in this area.

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  • Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

    The Other Realm brings Lovecraft's classic short story to the stage for the first time. Pickman is an artist of extraordinary talent, but his gruesome paintings are borne of a terrible secret. A dark and shocking tale that reveals the boundary between an artist's genius and insanity.

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  • Philip Pullman's The Ruby In The Smoke

    Philip Pullman's classic mystery comes to life on stage for the first time! Determined to solve her father's murder, the resourceful Sally Lockhart plunges into a thrilling adventure through Victorian London. "Must see show" (Fringe Review) ***** (ThreeWeeks) **** (British Theatre Guide)

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  • Peter Antoniou: 'Psychic' Comedian

    Fresh off his sell-out international tour, and with sell-out runs on London's West End, let 'Psychic' comedian Peter Antoniou peer inside your head, fondle your frontal lobe, and tickle your funny bone. "Witty and mischievous... exceptionally good" (Chortle)

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  • Pals

    New writing about the Great War, this poignant, funny play follows the story of innocent and enthusiastic men who volunteer their services to Britain after Kitchener's call to arms. The Pals do their best to keep each other's spirits up, with trenchant sarcasm and a camaraderie that only comes from knowing one another for years.

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  • PASSPAWT

    The true story of Helena, an amiable 29-year-old Slovak woman, and Linda, a 5-year-old, miserable, loveless cat. For years, barely tolerating each other's company was enough, but when personal and political circumstances change, will the pair reconcile or will Helena board the flight home alone?

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  • Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit!

    Remember Brighton Fringe 2013? Eccentronic wrote the UK's song for Eurovision about being British while co-existing in Europe. Don't panic! They're back to solve this Brexistential crisis via Kraftwerk, ABBA, and Nine Inch Nails. Can they save us from 'nil points', and a new Waterloo? **** (Time Out)

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  • Network Diagnostics

    Kate and Tadgh have not left their rooms for a very long time. To make a living, they look for work on a dubious website called "Hablo Hot and Heavy." An uplifting and hilarious comedy about love, loss, and... can we call it porn? "Octopus Soup Theatre is a class piece of work" (London Theatre Review)

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  • nerdf**ker: a solo play with bad boundaries

    The spectators are early, her lover is late, and the players are due any minute. Not the best time to question what the hell she's doing here, waiting to get naked in front of a room full of strangers. **** (Edmonton Journal) **** (Vue Weekly)

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  • Odjo: King of the Ocean

    Our reporter spent three months living at sea with an idiot fisherman named Odjo. He witnessed bizarre martial arts practices, unruly animal impressions, and unhealthy absurdities that reduced him to tears of laughter. Narrated by the multi-award winning Trygve Wakenshaw.

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  • My Fanny Valentine

    Megan was looking forward to her hot date with a doctor. Imagine her disappointment at discovering she'd inadvertently booked an appointment with a gynaecologist. An eclectic mix of music, comedy, and storytelling, liberally sprinkled with cabaret.

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  • Model Organisms

    She can save the human race. She must not be allowed to leave. When humanity is brought to the brink and society is stripped away, only the fittest will survive. Cast Iron Theatre produces original short and full length plays throughout the year. Brighton-based, they nurture new talent and promote exciting new writing.

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  • MoMentum: A Motivational Mind-Reading Experience

    Experience the power of a live motivational mind-reading show! Combining techniques used by motivational speakers, magicians, and stage mind-readers, Phil Ainsworth is 'The MoMentalist'; inspiring and encouraging audiences to live in the MoMent. Be amazed and motivated: This is your MoMent!

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  • Meet The Arts Industry

    Are you an artist or performer looking to make connections beyond Brighton Fringe? Join us for informal networking with a diverse range of Arts Industry Professionals from around the world. Part of Fringe Academy, Brighton Fringe's Professional Development Programme, in association with the University of Brighton.

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  • Mediocre as F**K

    Now that he is committed to mediocrity, Gavin broadens his quest to explore life's inescapable clichés. He looks into the absurdity of privilege with tales of the good, the bad, and (especially) the ugly in his unique dark philosophical way.

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  • Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities

    A Taiwanese gay boy who fled from his tiger mum, trained as an accountant in London, but escaped to "find himself" in Berlin, only to start English stand-up comedy in Germany. If you think Kuan-wen is weird, come check out his favourite comics from the London open mic circuit for more surprises.

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  • Longing, or Exile at Home

    An Arab, a Jew, and a new immigrant dramatise their personal stories. Exile is not only a political fate; it can be a state of mind, a cultural and inner exile, imposed or chosen.

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  • Know Brexit

    "The UK has voted out... 48% scream and shout... Will the Union end up dead? Is economic ruin where we head? Brexit plans remain unclear... Who knows where we go from here... " Enjoy a humorous and entertaining look at the Brexit options, our future relationship with the EU, and what it all means for the UK.

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  • Life Without Dog

    Using puppetry and live music, 'Life Without Dog' shares the story of three siblings living without their parents and occasionally with Dog. How does a family who are already falling apart keep it together when it's revealed that someone else has just left them?

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  • Killer Cells

    A story of optimism and resilience. This multimedia play follows four women on their journey through recurrent miscarriage. An autobiographical piece which tackles the highs and lows of everyday life. Ultimately this is a story of hope.

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  • Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

    Hilarious. Charming. Traditional. Universally funny and yet so very Japanese. Katsura Sunshine brings the art of Rakugo (Japanese storytelling) to Brighton, after a sold-out run at Edinburgh 2016. Heading for London's West End and New York's Off-Broadway later this year. Come for an hour of laughter, and leave with a piece of Japan in your heart!

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  • Joseph & Stacy: Live

    Sponsored by the Portslade Furniture Warehouse, this show sees the web's freshest sketch comedy act revitalised on stage. If silly skits, senseless sketches and sexy scenarios are your bag, then this is the bag for you (5p included in ticket price)!

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  • Jokes And Their Relation To The Unconscious

    Do you struggle to tell the difference between your ego and superego? University lecturer turned stand-up comedian Alex Sergeant has the answer. Guiding his audiences through the theories of Sigmund Freud, Alex promises a comedy show that pokes fun at your Oedipus complex and avoids Freudian slips.

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  • Jim Holland: Shoegazing

    Polite comedy maverick Jim Holland in a funny show about shoes, shyness and love, where Fred Astaire meets Metallica. Words! Music! Dance? "Genuine charm" (The Scotsman). "Excellent Shoes" (The New Current).

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  • Imaginary Porno Charades

    Why have a single entendre when you can go for the double?! Drop in and out whenever you like for our all- night marathon session, just make sure you pace yourself and don't go off too early! It's a game show that's strictly adult, and if we find any prizes, we'll give you one... ***** (TVBomb)

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  • I Will Carry You Over Hard Times

    A percussionist performs a musical choreography without instruments, miming movements that are synchronised with sounds - all in thin air. The performer plays marimba, vibraphone, gong, bass drum and other instruments. "A mesmerising, absorbing performance that transports you to another dimension" (Amsterdam Fringe Jury). Winner of the Fringe Spirit Award, Amsterdam Fringe 2016.

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  • How To: Rural Tour

    The village hall, church and school are focal points for rural life and afford a familiar, informal space in which local people can enjoy the arts. Join members of the National Rural Touring Forum to learn how to tour your show to rural communities. Informal presentation and discussion followed by Q&A.

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  • How to Walk Through Hell

    Young and ambitious, Lucy Turner begins displaying terrifying and bizarre symptoms. Isolated and desperate, Lucy, with her sole remaining friend, Will, must unlock the mystery illness before death and madness overtake her. Can they navigate government red-tape to find assistance and a diagnosis in time? Most importantly, how does one walk through hell?

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  • How To: Keep it Legal

    Thinking about taking your theatre company further? Join Jackie Elliman, Legal and Industrial Relations Manager at ITC, for a workshop covering all aspects of setting up as a legal entity. Part of Brighton Fringe's Fringe Academy in partnership with the University of Brighton.

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  • Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

    The award-winning true story of the lives of the best-loved comedy duo of all-time. Uncannily similar to Stan and Ollie, and including live and film recreations, expect to laugh your socks off before having your heart broken.

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  • Happy Birthday, Bob

    Dylan divides opinion: He upset the establishment as a protest singer, his fans by "going electric" and the literati as a Nobel Laureate. Outspoken singer/songwriter Robb Johnson and best-selling poet Roger Stevens celebrate Dylan's 76th birthday, performing and discussing his work.

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  • Hang

    Set in the near future, where the death penalty has returned with a twist. Shot through with dark humour, 'Hang' dramatises the inadequacy of words and the impossibility of saying or doing the right thing in extreme circumstances. "Utterly absorbing... " **** (ThreeWeeks)

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  • Guy Wah: Professional Arsehole

    Guy looks at how our reliance on professional behaviour is eroding our humanity, and how our progress as a society has been dumbed down in the name of professionalism. Featuring songs, sketches and examples of real life idiocy. Warning: may contain politics.

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  • Griffin and Jones: Slapdash Magic

    The pioneers of slapdash magic! These award-winning idiots have become famous for their quick banter, tight chemistry, contagious energy, and jaw-dropping, show-stopping wizardry! "Very funny magicians" (Paul Zenon)

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  • Good People, Bad Day

    A black comedy about three flatmates who struggle with the repercussions of their friend Emma's actions, after she knocks out the man who she believes has come round to fix their boiler. Emma soon has an unconscious Danny on her hands and the flatmates have the dilemma of what to do with him.

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  • Get Fit With Bruce Willis

    A Jimmy Somerville impersonator needs a new act when his plan to sell his soul to the devil backfires. He has a week to gain the physique of Bruce Willis. A comedy about disco, happiness, looking like Bruce Willis and a mid-life crisis, featuring the songs of Jimmy Somerville.

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  • Gender Spanner

    Armed with a ukulele, spinning plates, and an array of costumes that traverse gender stereotypes, Jessica McKerlie presents a smorgasbord of original music, burlesque and poetry with a common thread: Are you a man? Are you a woman? Are you sure?

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  • Fannytasticals

    'The most vaginal based fun I've had in one night.' Sell-out female comedy troupe present lewd, crude and rude topical humour. Hilarious, original material including parody songs, satire, sketches and general musings on life, love and the universe. An evening without inhibition.

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  • Fall of Duty

    1916. An actor falls from the sky in Northern France. A hundred years on, can Sue and her son Jack, 20, escape political turmoil and in nite warfare? Four people thrust together by war, song, reality and escapism, but pulled apart by a century. The true story of Basil Hallam; 'Gilbert the Filbert'.

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  • Doktor James’ Nite Klass of Evil

    Doktor James is a terrible supervillain and he needs your help to take over the world! Prove you're naughtier than a child in this chaotic kids’ show - strictly for adults. **** (Fest)

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  • Experiencing Hard Times with Maarten Zaagman and Falk Hübner

    A fascinating opportunity to learn the mime choreography technique behind the award-winning performance 'I Will Carry You Over Hard Times'. Open to all, we research musical material, arranging, and recording. We then devise improvised arrangements to experience first hand how this unique work is created. Music experience is preferred.

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  • Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin

    Notorious performer Hypnotique explores the theremin, the world's first electronic instrument, and its influence on music today. Expect tales of espionage, sci-fi , and her encounters with Amazonians, Bob Moog, and Simon Cowell, in a multimedia lecture performance about this extraordinary instrument.

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  • Escape: A Magic Show

    Escape the mundane and see the world through the eyes of a magician. Classic conjuring and storytelling to make you think of magic differently. With laughs, thrills, and chills, featuring physical, mental, and emotional escapes throughout history. Returning with new mysteries and surprises after a successful 2016 Fringe debut. "A solidly entertaining hour" (Fringe Guru)

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  • Eglantyne

    Inspiring play about Eglantyne Jebb, a passionate Edwardian human-rights activist. From her Shropshire childhood, Eglantyne went on to Oxford University, heartbreaks, spiritualism, co-founding Save the Children, and pioneering children's rights.

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  • Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

    Do you think you're really naughty? Like, really super naughty? Doktor James needs you to help him take over the world. Prepare for endish tasks. We're looking for the worst! (parents allowed). **** (Fest) "Represents the best of the fringe" (Primary Times)

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  • Dignity Off

    Matt and Sunjai couldn't be more different in comedy style, the only thing they agree on is that they're both very funny. Watch them take part in a battle of decorum; who shows more decency, morality, and ultimately more (or less) self- respect?

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  • Des Kapital: Never Mind the Cossacks!

    Communist Crooner Des Kapital ('Gulag's Got Talent', 'the ex-Soviet Republic Factor') presents the history of the Soviet Union using the music of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Robbie Williams ('Engels'). Hilarious and weirdly educational. With Comedian and history teacher Andy Thomas.

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  • Deep in The Heart of Me

    A 'Shirley Valentine' tale for the 21st century with songs from the Rat Pack. "Incredibly enjoyable, endearing, utterly believable" (Arts Award Voice) "The sweetest of treats... Very touching, very simple, heartrendingly delivered" **** (Fringe Guru)

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  • Decide-A-Quest

    Comedy theatre romp with different paths decided by the audience. Inspired by Choose Your Own Adventure books, help our hero 'You' on his quest for the Yeti. Decide his path through a vast comedy cosmos of characters and stories!

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  • Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups

    This legendary pop-icon performs hits 'Ariel','Lucky Stars', 'Lydia' and more. Discover what fans have known for years - the sophisticated, funny, profound work of a master songsmith. "Every song a classic" (London Theatre)

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  • Dead Puppet Society

    The award-winning team that brought you 'A Puppet Named Desire' and 'Puppetgeist' return with mayhem, masks, and sock monsters. Witty, weird, Wordsworth? "Beguilingly bizarre" (The Stage), "Seriously funny" ***** (Broadway Baby)

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  • Dave Benson Phillips: Christ, I Thought He Was Dead!

    If you were a child in Britain from the 80s to the early 00s, Dave Benson Phillips was all over your TV... then suddenly, he wasn't. An internet death hoax, that worked a little too well, halted his career. Now starring in his brand new show - part cabaret, part Q&A, children's songs, audience participation, and possibly some gunge...

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  • Creating a Believable Character Without the Use of Text

    Award-winning Dutch performer Hiske Eriks ('Wacht!') presents a physical workshop in which we will search for a believable character by making small transformations. The focus will be on timing, physical transformation, and use of space. Each participant needs to bring one accessory (e.g. glasses, hat, scarf).

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  • Confidence Tricks

    A five-star Edinburgh Fringe poetry show about what makes us feel confident - or not. This lyrical lecture looks at the psychology and sociology of what makes us tick and what gets us through - from kindness and creativity through to swearing and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). Contains: feminism, funnies, wit, wordplay, and an A2 flipchart.

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  • Collapse

    Amsterdam Fringe 2016 Award winner. A hypnotic, entrancing musical performance looking for the character Cassandra. This Trojan prophet foresaw the collapse of her city, but she was not heard, and it drove her to madness.

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  • Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

    The well-known children's entertainer and TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips ('Playdays', 'Playhouse Disney', 'Fun Song Factory') performs popular children's songs on his trusty guitar, plus Dave's Sing-Along Quiz! Sing the songs, join in with the actions, and have fun!

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  • Blooming

    Patrick asked 100 people "How do you know when you are happy?" The answers - provocative, kaleidoscopic, astonishing - jump-started this show. Can happiness shift trauma? Don't make me laugh. Patrick's 2016 show 'Groomed' won three major Brighton Fringe awards.

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  • Blocked

    A black comedy about the silence society imposes on the infertile, and how a famous comedian's act unravels as she cannot bear to not bear a child. "Curious and effective... skilfully written and handled" (There Ought To Be Clowns)

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  • Between You and Me

    A powerful piece exploring the issues surrounding male sexual abuse. Based on real experiences, a man is suddenly confronted with his past and the reactions of those closest to him. With the stage as a platform for debate, focus is on the attitudes and behaviour of his friends and family as they become the protagonists in this forum theatre piece.

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  • Bethnal Green

    This award-winning company bring the harrowing and factual account of the largest civilian disaster of World War II, The Bethnal Green Tube Disaster, into horrifying focus. Using first-hand accounts, you will be taken right into the terror of the night when 173 men, women and children lost their lives.

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  • Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017

    "A second once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the greatest living comic of every generation. Ben Fogg delivers a pant-wetting, heart-warming, pole-stiffening watermelon of a show. He delights and inspires us all, like a hill-top wizard battling a sadness dragon. Like comedy? See it done properly for once." (Ben Fogg, winner Best Newcomer 2017).

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  • Belongings

    Anthony Ayton, mid-forties, middle-class ex-criminal lawyer, raised in the East End of London, before attending a public boarding school, a comprehensive, and finally a grammar school, asks himself the question; "Where and with whom do I belong?"

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  • BLINK by Phil Porter

    A quirky, delicate love story, cleverly weaving themes of loneliness, bereavement, and consensual stalking into the unexpected and intimate story of Jonah, Sophie, and a fox called Scrufilitis. "Superb performances... Raw, real and utterly brilliant" ***** (Views from the Gods, Camden Fringe 2016)

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  • BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt

    The hunt is on! In the absurd maze of society, who is the hunter? The prey cannot run, nor hide, enslaved in the arrogance of a system that devalues human nature and thrives in the deprivation of hope. A fear-producing industry relentlessly divides us into those producing and those consuming fear.

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  • BADD

    The 1980s. America is gripped by Satanic Panic. Attend this meeting of B.A.D.D. (Bothered About Dungeons & Dragons) to deliver your children from the clutches of the occult! A darkly comic presentation on the multitude of Satanic threats hidden in seemingly innocuous everyday objects and media.

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  • Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

    Jump aboard the TARDIS for a hilarious improvised parody adventure! We've short-circuited Cybermen, matched minds with The Master and defeated deadly Daleks, but now face our greatest challenge: Brighton! Choose what, where and who as we grab our bag of jelly babies and get ready to run. Allons-y!

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  • Angel to Vampire!

    Nigel Osner's yearnings are revealed through original songs and stories by characters ranging from an angel to a vampire. "Tremendously talented and very entertaining" (The Scotsman)

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  • Aidan Goatley: 10 Films with my Dad, His Granddaughter, My Wife, and Her Mother-in-Law

    How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? The Jeremy Kyle show? For Aidan and his dad, it was films. Join Aidan as he takes you through a new version of his 5 star show, and explains how Hollywood changed his family.

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  • A Remarkable Person

    This award-winning play philosophises: Do humans really need an identity, or is this need utter nonsense? "Think Stoppard at his funniest, Ayckbourn at his sharpest, Frayn at his peak" ***** (British Theatre Guide).

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  • A Clown Fairytale

    Do you like humour, the world of clowns, beautiful and unlikely stories of love? With Dandy Danno and Diva G you will be delighted! Dandy uses his body and his funny faces to make the audience laugh. Diva G is serious and realistic. To see this show is to forget all negative thoughts. Visual comedy directed by Jango Edwards.

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  • A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow

    I, Marjorie Willmott (MA, PhD, MpDA), invite you to my very interesting and very important introductory lecture. This will include some projected images and new information. (Unfortunately the period of time spent attending this lecture will be non-refundable and non-exchangeable).

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  • (Non) Violent Communication

    Susan Earl (Red Dwarf, So Awkward) helps us to see the funny side of our relationships. Taking us on a psychological journey, she shares her own insights about motherhood, love and divorce. If you've tried mindfulness and still think "hell is other people", then this is the show for you!

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  • Kingdom of the Sea

    What does it cost to get what you want, and is it worth paying? Storyteller Siân Jones and musician Annie Sheppard have adapted The Kingdom of the Sea from a literary folk tale written in 1916 by Ivana Berlić-Mažuranić, taking inspiration from the Slavic mythology of pre-Christian Croatia.

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  • London-Paris-Roam!

    She's lived in Japan, indulged in Italy, feasted in France... and suddenly woken up to find she's now a woman of a certain age. When you have to sit down to put your tights on, it's obviously time to take stock. So what's the next move?

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  • Mike Reinstein and Roger Stevens In Concert

    An evening of acoustic music with two of Brighton's finest songwriters. They will be performing songs from their recent albums and introducing some special guests.

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  • GOAT Island Comedy

    Laugh your way into the weekend! Monthly stand-up comedy night, featuring cherry-picked line-ups of the best up and coming comedians around. There's even a bloody game show section! Does life get better than this? Nope.

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  • Iron Clad Improv

    It doesn’t matter if you are a total beginner, or have more experience, our drop-in sessions are perfect for you, looking at all manner of things from short-form games to long-form world building and story-telling… £5 per session, loyalty cards available.

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  • Gamie Lee Curtis presents...

    Our weekly Games Nights at The Iron Duke! We'll provide some games to play, but feel free to bring your own too. We're asking for a small £1 donation per person, which will be put into a kitty towards purchasing new games/ replacing any games that may get damaged. Come one, come all! Come alone and make new friends, or bring some existing friends! (Strictly 18+ due to licensing)

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