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  • Anna and Sarah: Would Rather Do a Sudoku

    Sarah Mann (BBC New Comedian finalist 2018, So You Think You're Funny runner-up 2017) and Anna Dominey (Bath New Act semi-finalist 2018) are the opposite of party people. Come and witness their playfully disdainful look at how tiring it is just to live in the world these days...

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  • Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

    Affectionate comedy on the world's longest-serving monarch. A powerful, colourful lady head of state who decides to reveal her 'all' to her people, taking us on a riotous ride into hitherto unseen aspects of her life. Join the singing, dancing Queen for tea, cake and more than you bargained for. This old grey mare definitely ain't what you thought she was. Free Battenberg cake and Duchy Original biscuits, courtesy of Princes Philip and Charles, at every performance.

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  • All Work, No Play

    We all have to work. Awk longs for a better life outside the shackles of mediocrity, but there's something that keeps holding him back. Awk is on the clock, and he doesn't have long until his time is up. All Awk wants is to impress you and to be loved. He's quite happy if you laugh at him, not with him, as long as he gets the attention he desperately craves. So come and join Awk as he returns for a second year of Brighton Fringe adventures. He may even sing you a little song to say thank you!

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  • Alan Ayckbourn's 'No Knowing'

    One of Ayckbourn's newest plays, only previously performed in Scarborough. A supremely funny comedy written in 2016, we see Elspeth and Arthur celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. We go back to the previous Christmas and wince as their grown-up children reveal murky and (often) hilarious truths about both parents.

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  • Utopia: Under Construction

    This hilarious comedy show endeavours to build a new utopia, in just one hour! So don your hard-hat and get ready for a riotous site tour; hammering away at the big questions and telling jokes to build a new utopia! Will it work, or just be late and over budget? Book to find out.

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  • What Would Aaron Sorkin Do?

    A play about friendship, life, the terrifying feeling of trying to make sense of it all, and how a simple, seemingly insignificant action, can have an effect that reverberates throughout time.

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  • Will Rowland: Cocoon

    New Comedian of the Year finalist presents a show about isolation. A one-man show, obviously. "Playful... intellectual" (Chortle) Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017 finalist Max Turner Prize 2017 finalist.

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  • Alan Ayckbourn Double Bill

    Back-to-back performances of two of Alan Ayckbourn's shortest plays. 'A Cut in the Rates' is a turbulent journey of intrigue, with a wicked twist in the tale. 'Mother Figure' is a laugh-out-loud play about an over-worked mother who treats her nosey neighbours as small children, literally.

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  • A Unifying Theory of Gay

    or decades, science has been fascinated by the LGBTQ+ community. What makes gay people gay? How does sexuality affect one's behaviour, appearance, or ability to raise children? Join scientist Cerys Bradley, a part-time comedian and full-time bisexual, as they look at the science conducted on the LGBTQ+ community, and try to answer a much more important question; why is science so obsessed with us?

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  • A Cosmologist's Guide to Life and Love

    A funny, poignant and uplifting account of what cosmology, and those who study it, have to say about the more earthly matters of life and love. This Sunday lunchtime illustrated talk will take you from the soul to the solar system (and beyond) to make you laugh, cry, and go "Oooh, that's interesting."

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  • 50% Canadian, 100% New Beginnings, Let's Laugh Again

    Michelle's second solo show and sequel to '50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh'. The curve balls have continued and she has found herself in a new city, with a new business, and a new hobby. It is not easy starting over, but it is exciting. After the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, Michelle met a man in a cave, who was a professional poker player. She expressed interest in running her own venue for the festival in a few years, and he said, "Why not this August?" Instead of heading back home, Michelle made a split second decision to stay in the UK, and find a venue. Join her on her new journey.

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  • Wolf Tamer

    Rachel has lost her hero. Her uncle Neil has died unexpectedly. To make sense of her loss, she revisits the stories Neil told her as a child, of his adventures around the world. An autobiographical, often humorous, exploration of grief and the power of storytelling, 'Wolf Tamer' sheds new light on the darkest times in our lives and is a story of courage and survival.

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  • Yuriko Kotani: Overwork in Progress

    Born and raised in Japan, Yuriko Kotani now lives in the UK. Using her unique perspective, she tells stories of her experiences and thoughts as a work in progress. Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2015 and the Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015. As seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central and Pls Like (BBC Three).

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  • 50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

    Show about family, taking risks, and embracing change. Michelle's a Canadian who unexpectedly fell into the world of comedy. She went to university and worked full-time, then one day was brought into the lunch room and laid off. The company was closing and she was out of a job! She thought, "If you can be disappointed being practical, why not struggle with doing something you love?" She used her severance package to try a new challenge, and that led her to her second city, the rest as they say, is history! Let's laugh together.

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  • 10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

    '10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew' will take you back to the good old days, when we worried about Y2K, wore butterfly clips in our hair and became total babes the minute we took off our glasses. And the even older days where we worried about the plague, wore massive wigs, and women weren't allowed to be on stage anyway. ***** (The Age)

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  • Acting Class: Decoding the Script

    In a dynamic and supportive series of workshops, we will look at the inner workings of the script - the clockworks of a pause, the cogs of dialogue. No text is a mystery, and each script you pick up already contains all the clues you'll need to solve its challenges. Using a variety of acting exercises, improv techniques, and sharp, focused games, we will unlock the secrets of the script - and furnish ourselves with the tools to play a whole range of new characters.

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  • DUPed

    Written and performed by two-time Scotsman Fringe First Winner and adopted Fifer John McCann (SPOILING Traverse Theatre 2014, DUPed Sweet Venues 2018) and directed by local rising-star Erasmus Mackenna, DUPed is an award-winning play proudly made in Dundee! Based upon extensive interviews with various campaigners, activists and journalists, DUPed explores the legacy and continuing impact of Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party on those who oppose extreme religious and social conservatism.

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  • International Women's Day Gala

    Join us to celebrate International Women's Day with a line-up of inspirational women leading talks, discussions, and performances, at our annual Women's Week Gala. Free event!

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  • Wayne Lawrence: Unknown and Humourless

    A comedic commentary on the social, financial, and health struggles growing up on a council estate in Birmingham in the 1970s and 80s. Wayne's story highlights issues that for many are just as relevant today, so what has really changed?

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  • The Three-Ha's: Don't Give Up The Day Job!

    An improvised show that delivers character-based improv at its best. Fast-paced scenes and sketches set in everywhere you have and haven't worked. Expect bad bosses, wimpy workmates, and crazy colleagues. Based on the workplace experiences of the audience, this show will leave you laughing all the way back to work!

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  • Stories of the Vikings: Creation, Destruction, Magic (and an awful lot of giants along the way)

    Traditional Viking legends and myths told live for modern audiences, by extraordinary storyteller, Jason Buck. Thor, Loki, Freya, Odin, and all the other gods battling, loving, enchanting, and changing the fate of the worlds. Legends that were handed down by word of mouth, the same stories that the Vikings themselves would have listened to around the fireside, before bed, and before battle.

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  • Once Upon A Crime

    The true story of Little Red Riding Hood told through an engaging and entertaining blend of magic and storytelling. Why was Red told to stick to the path? Could she have noticed the trickery and lies of the Wolf?? Discover how originally our heroine saved the day and help save Grandma!

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  • Not Just The Companion

    Cast Iron Theatre returns with their 4th annual show of gender-flipped performance. They present a new selection of iconic monologues, speeches, and scenes originally written for men, now performed by women.

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  • High Vis

    Meet Quint. Quint is your friend; the traffic warden's traffic warden. Join him for a series of training lectures and drink at the fount of his wisdom before it's too late - for Quint has an enemy; a powerful enemy, armed and dangerous. Armed? Well, OK, so it's just an airgun, but who knows how things might escalate..?

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  • Dog's Chosen

    Further to previous solo outings (including High Vis, also at The Welly this season!), Anglo-Welsh atheist Robert Cohen explores his Hebrew heritage, pondering such questons as: - Am I a Jew? - What is anti-semitism? - What, if any, is my connection to the State of Israel? - What's my role in the worldwide Jewish conspiracy, and where do I go for a job description?

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  • Crime Scene Illusion

    A unique show weaving together the worlds of crime scene investigation, criminal profiling, and magic. Take a journey through the stages of investigation, questioning, and evidence examination with Crime Scene Illusionist, Tracy Wise. An interactive and entertaining show where magic can be murder!

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  • Cast Iron XII

    Cast Iron celebrates their fifth year with the twelfth edition of their acclaimed short play night, featuring a selection of new writing by exciting playwrights, performed by local actors. A veritable smorgasbord of theatrical delights, these short play nights are a great introduction to astounding new writing.

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  • Believe! Finding Your Magic

    Find your inner magic and learn how to perform some simple tricks, wrapped in a story with magician, storyteller, and writer, Tracy Wise. A very special workshop for young ladies who would like to learn the art of stage magic in a fun and experiential adventure into the imagination.

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  • Agents Provocateurs

    A one-woman cabaret about history's greatest female spies. Brassy, bombastic bombshell blasts brilliant balllads about the lethal ladies of the espionage world. A celebration of history, subterfuge, and the women who did it all.

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  • A Trans Fairy Tale

    Think you know the truth about Fairy Tales? When the Fairy Godmother confronts her back-talking Narrator it's up to her to find the happily ever after she has always wanted. Well, it's 'almost' up to her. Expect a story of love, puppets, bravery, and an awful hangover.

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  • Lava Elastic

    The amazing night of neuro-diverse cabaret and comedy returns for 2019! For more information on which magnificent comedy and variety performers will be on our bill each month follow us on @Elegentsia.

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march, 2019

6mar8:00 pm- 10:00 pmNot Just The Companion6th of March, 20:00City:Brighton

7mar8:00 pm- 9:00 pmAgents Provocateurs7th of March, 20:00City:Brighton

8mar6:00 pm- 7:30 pmInternational Women's Day Gala8th of March, 18:00City:Brighton

8mar8:00 pm- 10:30 pmLava Elastic15th of February, 8th of March, April 19th 20:00City:Brighton

9mar2:00 pm- 3:00 pmOnce Upon A Crime9th of March, 14:00City:Brighton

9mar3:30 pm- 4:30 pmBelieve! Finding Your Magic9th of March, 15:30City:Brighton

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