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  • Katherine Atkinson and Friends

    Katherine Atkinson, regional finalist Funny Women 2017 (runner up) brings her sardonic comedy to Sweet@The Welly. She will be joined by a couple of her favourite comedians on the open mic circuit. After her shared show in Brighton Fringe in May 2017, Steve Bennett from Chortle said, "Katherine Atkinson, a comedian so deadpan she makes Jack Dee look like Timmy Mallett."

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  • Graeme Collard & Phil Jerrod

    Graeme Collard returns once again to preview his new show for 2019, this time alongside the critically-acclaimed Phil Jerrod. Expect laugh-out-loud fun and nonsense from two excellent local comedians. "Insightful, despairing wit" **** The Scotsman

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  • All Work, No Play

    We all have to work, however 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. Following his debut at the Brighton Fringe, Awk returns to where it all began.

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  • Help! I've Shrunk Santa's Trousers!

    An interactive and immersive Christmas-themed puzzle room for all the family. Twinkle the elf is in trouble and needs your help! She had to do Santa's laundry, but it went wrong and now his trousers are tiny! She's borrowed a Magic Embiggening Machine, but she has to solve all sorts of riddles so she can unlock it and use it before Santa gets home!

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  • Graeme Collard and Dan Fardell

    After bringing popular shows to this year's Brighton Fringe, Graeme Collard and Dan Fardell team up for an hour of stand-up comedy. Gags, observations, and general silliness from two popular local comics.

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  • Doktor James' Kristmas Karol

    'Twas the night before Christmas, a plan was unfurled To help Doktor James to take over the world With his minion's help, and through some fun games His mother and twin would respect Doktor James... "Family entertainment at its finest" ***** Broadway Baby

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  • Cast Iron Theatre: Selection Box

    It's CHRISTMAS! Cast Iron Theatre's Selection Box returns for its fourth yeat! An hilarious and suitably jolly celebration of new writing, comedy, and cold reading, performers take to the stage to present Christmas-themed new short plays. But there's a catch! None of them have read or rehearsed their scripts before. Instead, they'll pick a gift-wrapped script and unwrap them live on stage, performing them right there and then.

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  • Sussex Actors Networking Event

    Everyone is welcome to this brand new performing arts networking evening. Actors, directors, producers, filmmakers, script writers, prop makers, make-up artists, stage managers, costume designers, photographers, theatre managers, acting teachers, and anyone else who fancies coming along for an evening of drinks and networking!

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  • Sisterhood

    Like 'Handmaid's Tale', but with more hope, 'Sisterhood' is a gentle but fearless adventure into the dark heart of patriarchal rule. Three women, aged 20, 40, and 60 (but not a virgin, mother, or hag in sight) stand on a precipice, the patriarchy watching over them - flaming torches aloft.

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  • Rebekka Turner & Simone Belshaw

    Rebekka Turner: 'Like a Porcelain Doll with a Chainsaw': Shy on the outside, but once on stage firing on all gears! A porcelain doll might be fragile, but with added power can cut you in half with their wit and chaotic energy. Simone Belshaw: 'Goblin': A very silly show celebrating being a big, stupid idiot. You'll like it, I swear! Rebekka and Simone will be sharing the hour to preview each show.

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  • James Bennison was Acceptable in the 80s

    James Bennison was made in the 80s. He is now taking the only other good thing created in the 80s, films, and combining them all into an hour-long one man stage show. Winner of the IYAF Brighton Fringe Stand Up Comedy Award. "highly entertaining, utterly engaging" **** Fringe Guru

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  • Gathering Moss / OestroJen

    William Stone (BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2018) previews 'Gathering Moss', a nostalgia-filled tale of whimsical one liners. "Excellent writer of quirky one-liners" - Steve Bennett, Chortle. Jen Ives (Funny Women regional finalist) brings you 'OestroJen', a WIP of her debut hour. Jen is transsexual, but she's sick of talking about it. Join Jen as she attempts not to talk about it for 30 minutes.

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  • Board Game Smackdown

    The cult hit of the Edinburgh Fringe comes to Brighton. A panel-show where comedians play board/card/party games live on stage, hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board gaming champion, James Cook. Details of games and line-up at www.boardgamesmackdown.com

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  • Cast Iron XI

    Cast Iron Theatre celebrates five years of bringing new writing to Brighton by returning with its latest collection of brand new short plays. In the past, audiences have encountered wonky AI, karaoke secrets, courtroom drama, and Armageddon brought on by an unfit President. Where do we get our ideas from? And what will we come up with next? "Thought-provoking, innovative, and fun" - The Badger

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  • Father of Lies

    Making a Murderer meets Rosemary's Baby... Father of Lies tells the chilling true story behind a mysterious, unsolved murder in West Germany, 1973. This is a thrilling horror show about haunted priests, jealous widowers, and satanic cults. Sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2017-18, London Horror Festival 2017, and VAULT Festival 2018. 'Compulsively gripping... A genuinely unique pieve of theatre' **** (The Stage)

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  • Doktor James’ Kristmas Karol

    T'was the night before Christmas, a plan was unfurled To help Doktor James to take over the world With his minion's help, and through some fun games His mother and twin would respect Doktor James "Family entertainment at its finest." ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

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  • Cast Iron Podcast: Live!

    Join Cast Iron's Andrew Allen and Michelle Donkin for this must-see chat show with the unique artists and indie businesses of Brighton! Click through below or check our website and social media for guest announcements!

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  • Lava Elastic

    From the people who brought you ‘A...live at the Nightingale,’ everything Marianna Harlotta’s ever done, and the first Lava Elastic... here’s the second one! 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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  • 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… £7 per session, loyalty cards available.

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december, 2018

20dec12:30 pm- 1:30 pmHelp! I've Shrunk Santa's Trousers!20th - 24th of December. 12:30, 14:00, 16:30, 18:00City:Brighton

20dec2:00 pm- 3:00 pmHelp! I've Shrunk Santa's Trousers!20th - 24th of December. 12:30, 14:00, 16:30, 18:00City:Brighton

20dec4:30 pm- 5:30 pmHelp! I've Shrunk Santa's Trousers!20th - 24th of December. 12:30, 14:00, 16:30, 18:00City:Brighton

20dec6:00 pm- 7:00 pmHelp! I've Shrunk Santa's Trousers!20th - 24th of December. 12:30, 14:00, 16:30, 18:00City:Brighton

20dec7:00 pm- 8:00 pmDoktor James' Kristmas Karol20th - 21st of December, 19:00City:Brighton

21dec12:30 pm- 1:30 pmHelp! I've Shrunk Santa's Trousers!20th - 24th of December. 12:30, 14:00, 16:30, 18:00City:Brighton

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