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9:30am to 9:55am
Story Corner Otherplace Productions Ltd

A trip to Story Corner is the perfect way start to your Fringe day. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin. Stories or book readings from guest readers and performers every day to delight, excite and entertain. Babies, toddlers and well-behaved grown-ups welcome.

10:00am to 12:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

'WARMTH' is a mobile, wood-fired sauna; dark, timber-lined and löyly filled. Heat up, cool down - the sea is your plunge pool.

Impromptu performances animate the 'WARMTH' sauna, whilst at other times it’s simply a place to relax. Appealing to all the senses, this warm, fragrant haven creates a pocket of Finland on Brighton Beach.

2 hour sessions:
Changing bell tent
Learn the art of making löyly
80c-100c temperature approx
Capacity 6
All sessions are mixed gender
Bring 2 towels (one for sitting on), swimsuit, water bottle and beach shoes
Children under 12

10:15am to 11:05am
You, The Loo, and Nappy-Nappy Noos Collar & Cuffs Co.

Going to the toilet: one of life's mysteries... especially if you're only just learning what it's about, or maybe find it a bit scary. Two little aliens arrive from another planet and have to learn all about toilets, hand-washing, wiping and... the dreaded hand dryer!

Suitable for children getting ready to leave nappies behind, or for older children who may find toilets and hygiene a bit difficult, especially due to sensory processing needs.

A multi-sensory, musical, and interactive show from award-winning Collar & Cuffs Co. Relaxed performances and part-signed in Makaton. Involves toilet humour!

Touch tours available on request, please email info@juliacollar.com to book.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Notorious Women of Brighton Louise Peskett

Wilful princesses, music hall stars, headstrong courtesans, acrobats and entrepreneurs, Brighton has always attracted women who dare to do things differently. Hear some of their stories and other female claims to fame on this gentle stroll.

10:30am to 11:30am
Oliver Jeffers' Lost and Found Little Blue Monster Productions

Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door.

He didn’t know where it had come from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost. So he decided to help it find its way home, even if that meant rowing all the way to the South Pole.

This funny, charming tale of friendship is the perfect treat for a younger audience, brought to life with puppetry, songs and music.

"Perfectly charming" (The Guardian)

11:00am to 1:00pm
Exploring Senses 'MakerLab Monsters' Exploring Senses CIC

Have you ever watched 'Toy Story' and thought Sid’s mutant toys were kinda cool? Then you’re gonna love ‘MakerLab Monsters’. Learn how to use 3D pens and re-use toys destined for landfill in a draw, cut, stick and sew workshop. Next, photograph and digitally edit your monsters and print them onto your own personalised t-shirt.

The workshop takes place at our new Exploring Senses MakerLab and lasts about 2hrs, with all materials and equipment provided. We can also provide other combined art, craft and digital activities, including 3D scanning, 3D printing, digital, full-colour heat press and silkscreen printing.

11:00am to 1:00pm
Herbie's Jazz Breakfast Herbie Flowers with Beach Without Sand

Start every Sunday during Brighton Fringe in the company of our very own living leg-end, bassist Herbie Flowers and his incredible bands. Enjoy the superstar talents of the UK's finest Jazz musicians up close and personal, and more than a bit of a chat. And probably a tune with a story.

11:00am to 5:00pm
artrepublic Presents: Art Yard Sale artrepublic

Back for 2018! Another fantastic day out for art lovers everywhere. Meet many local and national cutting-edge artists and buy incredible art direct at the artrepublic 'Art Yard Sale'. With loads of stalls, fun activities and entertainment throughout the day. It's a must-see and a great way to end this year's Fringe!

11:00am to 1:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

'WARMTH' is a mobile, wood-fired sauna; dark, timber-lined and löyly filled. Heat up, cool down - the sea is your plunge pool.

Impromptu performances animate the 'WARMTH' sauna, whilst at other times it’s simply a place to relax. Appealing to all the senses, this warm, fragrant haven creates a pocket of Finland on Brighton Beach.

2 hour sessions:
Changing bell tent
Learn the art of making löyly
80c-100c temperature approx
Capacity 6
All sessions are mixed gender
Bring 2 towels (one for sitting on), swimsuit, water bottle and beach shoes
Children under 12

11:30am to 12:20pm
Learn to Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot!

Come alone or with friends – you can even try and capture that Demi Moore & Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge.

*Please note there are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends it's best to book at the same time to avoid disappointment.

11:30am to 12:45pm
Dancing with The Star! Movin' with Melvin! Movin' Melvin Brown

Tap into health! Legendary Song and Dance Man, Movin' Melvin Brown brings health and happiness to Brighton. An interactive tap dance and workout workshop, fun for all ages and levels. Before you can think, he has you tappin' away!

"Light on his feet, Melvin’s upbeat persona delights his audience" **** (Broadway Baby)

"Watching Melvin tap his way across stage is a joy to behold" (West Australian)

11:45am to 12:35pm
Crabby: A Snappy Little Tale of Grumpy Feelings and What To Do About Them Collar & Cuffs Co.

Experience the sights, sounds, smells and characters of the Edwardian seaside in this musical multi-sensory interactive show from award-winning company, Collar & Cuffs Co. When Crabby - a little hermit crab - emerges after a mighty storm she finds her beloved shell home is broken.

Setting off along the sea shore to find a new one, she soon discovers it's not easy getting what you want if you're... well, a bit crabby. Co-produced with an early years SEN consultant, this production helps children and their grown-ups explore tantrums, tempers and frustration through water play.

Touch tours available on request, please email info@juliacollar.co

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Ensonglopedia of Animals John Hinton

4 stars Ensonglopidia is an awkward name – but it's perfectly descriptive of this informative, scientific, musical show. It's the latest production from Fringe favourite John Hinton, best-known for his musical biographies of famous scientists, who this time leads us on an encyclopaedic A-to-Z gallop through the wonders of the animal kingdom. Billed as suitable for children aged 5 and older – but perfectly enjoyable for grown-ups too – it's an hour of unashamed natural-world trivia, bundled up in a series of witty songs. Read the full review.

John Hinton's witty science-themed shows have been a highlight of many past Fringes, so this new vehicle for his musical talents naturally catches the eye. It's a sequel to last year's similarly-named Ensonglopedia of Science, which earned 4* from us in Edinburgh; this time, we're promised a rapid-fire A-Z canter through the animal kingdom, with fascinating facts and an entertaining song for each letter. It's billed as suitable for ages 5 and upwards, but if past form is a guide, unaccompanied grown-ups will find plenty to enjoy as well.

26 animal songs, one for each letter of the alphabet. Learn fascinating facts about extraordinary echinoderms, distressed damselflies, crazy corals, batty beetles and amazing archispirostreptuses. Expect the unexpected and expect it to rhyme.

The brand-new show from John Hinton, multi-award-winning creator of musical comedies about Darwin, Einstein and Curie. Follow-up to the hit show Ensonglopedia of Science (nominated Children's Choice Award, Brighton Fringe '17).

"John Hinton is an absolute joy... This guy could get anyone interested in science" (Adelaide Theatre Guide)

Ages 5-105

Touch tours available on request, please email everything@ensonglopedia.com to book.

This production is part of Brighton Fringe's Arts Industry Showcase, WINDOW.

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl

EXTRA PERFORMANCES ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

Louis Pearl has thrilled audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe sell-out for 10 years, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square, fog and helium bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornadoes and trampolines, to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and amazed gasps from all ages. New this year, live music by Jet Black Pearl.

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary Harriet Braine

A work-in-progress musical comedy show from 2016's Funny Women winner. Trump has decided that literally breaking the internet is the only way he can stop people being mean to him. Braine, as government-appointed Apocalibrarian, must now answer enquiries from frightened and confused members of the community (i.e. idiots).

Praise for Harriet Braine's act: "If you like musical comedy with a twist Harriet will have you howling” (Metro)
“A song from Harriet Braine that perfectly articulated our feelings about Tracey Emin: who knew we needed one?” (The Latest)

12:00pm to 12:50pm
SESKA: Spot the Difference! SESKA

SESKA performs incredibly silly magic tricks, repeats them again but with a crazy added difference... and, when you spot the difference, you win a fab prize! A party atmosphere, hilarious entertainment and a competition all in one. Sells out super-fast so get the tickets now, donutfaces!

When SESKA comes to town, kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud, and mums faint at his feet! Crazier than finding a penguin in your fridge.

"My kids loved him" (Jonathan Ross)
"Children will be spellbound for 50 minutes of silliness" (Broadway Baby)

Nominated for Best Family Show Brighton Fringe 2015

12:00pm to 2:30pm
Silver Jewellery Workshop Silver & Sage

A fun and crafty workshop where you will make a personalised silver pendant to take away with you that day.

No prior experience needed, I will guide you through every process. We will be working with Silver Metal Clay which once fired is 99.9% real fine silver.

During the two to three hours you will learn how to handle the clay, shape, stamp your personalisation, fire and finish your piece.

Refreshments are available from the bar and for larger groups a high tea can be arranged - hello@silverandsage.co.uk. Prior booking is essential. For more info visit our website.

12:00pm to 2:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

'WARMTH' is a mobile, wood-fired sauna; dark, timber-lined and löyly filled. Heat up, cool down - the sea is your plunge pool.

Impromptu performances animate the 'WARMTH' sauna, whilst at other times it’s simply a place to relax. Appealing to all the senses, this warm, fragrant haven creates a pocket of Finland on Brighton Beach.

2 hour sessions:
Changing bell tent
Learn the art of making löyly
80c-100c temperature approx
Capacity 6
All sessions are mixed gender
Bring 2 towels (one for sitting on), swimsuit, water bottle and beach shoes
Children under 12

12:00pm to 12:50pm
Daniel Muggleton: Mouth Breather Mug & Kettle Comedy

Australian Comedian Daniel Muggleton makes his debut at Brighton Fringe in 2018! He released his debut album 'Let Me Finish' in 2017 with US label Comedy Dynamics, recorded live at The Comedy Store, Sydney. He's been invited to perform at the Sydney Comedy Festival Break Out Showcase and was selected as a Fresh Artist in 2014 and 2015. Having just moved to the UK, his blunt and honest storytelling is a breath of fresh air for audiences worldwide - don't miss out!

"Very, very funny" (Sydney Arts Guide)
"An hour non-stop of laughs" (The Plus Ones)

12:30pm to 1:40pm
Pick of the Fringe Otherplace Productions Ltd

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.

Different line-ups every show. All for just a fiver.

12:30pm to 1:30pm
The Famous 45 Cathianne Hall

45 year old Polly adopts a child from 1945. Join storyteller Cathianne Hall to find out why. A story of numbers, neutrons, naivety and cake.

"Cathianne Hall is a magician with words and images" (The Scotsman)
"Pitch Perfect; spoken word of great subtlety and charm" (Camden Voyeur)

12:30pm to 1:20pm
Learn to Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot!

Come alone or with friends – you can even try and capture that Demi Moore & Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge.

*Please note there are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends it's best to book at the same time to avoid disappointment.

12:45pm to 1:45pm
Science Magic Donal Vaughan Entertainment

Triple-award-winning Irish comedian and scientist Dónal Vaughan brings his hugely popular science and comedy show back to Brighton Fringe. With some brand new tricks and some old favourites too, learn about science using everyday objects and laugh your pants off while you do it. You too can become a science wizard and amaze your family and friends.

"His unique blend of science and comedy has proved popular with audiences" (PubSci London)

Winner: 'Beat the Frog World Series' (2016), 'Laughing Horse NATY' (2015), 'Tedfest Comedy Award' (2014).

1:00pm to 2:00pm
A Good Man Clare Rebekah Pointing

Dennis, 32, is perfect according to his best friend and Nan, Elsie. The pearls of wisdom she has shared over the years have made Dennis the man he is today, a good man or so he thought.

Written by Clare Rebekah Pointing. "Perhaps inspired by Alan Bennett's monologues, Pointing's writing is funny and true" **** (The Scotsman)

Performed by Ed Eales-White, seen in The Crown (Netflix) a National Treasure (Channel4)

"He has that rarest of gifts as well - a character man on stage... able to transform to suit the role in a 100-seat house - without the benefit of makeup or lighting" (Rick Mckay, Director/Producer Broadway: The Golden Age Trilogy)

1:00pm to 2:00pm
With Child Clare Rebekah Pointing

A SOLO SHOW, SIX DIFFERENT WOMEN - ONE THING IN COMMON.

"Perhaps inspired by Alan Bennett’s monologues, Pointing’s writing is funny and true" **** (The Scotsman)

Inspired by society's expectations & the pressures on women to be maternal, kind, considerate individuals. There is one thing these women share, they are all pregnant, however they rarely refer to this – but do we as an audience judge them differently because of their impending motherhood? This series of ‘talking heads’ style monologues will make you laugh & cringe as we share a glimpse into these women’s daily lives, warts & all.

1:00pm to 3:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

'WARMTH' is a mobile, wood-fired sauna; dark, timber-lined and löyly filled. Heat up, cool down - the sea is your plunge pool.

Impromptu performances animate the 'WARMTH' sauna, whilst at other times it’s simply a place to relax. Appealing to all the senses, this warm, fragrant haven creates a pocket of Finland on Brighton Beach.

2 hour sessions:
Changing bell tent
Learn the art of making löyly
80c-100c temperature approx
Capacity 6
All sessions are mixed gender
Bring 2 towels (one for sitting on), swimsuit, water bottle and beach shoes
Children under 12

1:00pm to 2:30pm
Piers & Queers Only in Brighton

Over 200 years of history from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective, including Regency Dandies, 1950s lesbian and gay life and political activism. We encounter prominent historical figures as well as some extraordinary unsung heroes: a pioneering doctor who passed as a man decades before women were allowed to practice medicine, a 19th century lesbian diarist, an Edwardian 'drag king' and an early 'same-sex' marriage.

***** (Broadway Baby)
"Awesome tour. Highly recommended" ***** (Love Fringe)
"Incredible characters and untold stories" (Gay Star News)

1:15pm to 2:15pm
Ian Smith: Work in Progress Ian Smith

Ian Smith is a multi-award-winning comedian; this is a work in progress of his fifth solo show. He'll have a go on the grabbing machines while he's here too. Amused Moose Comedy Award (People's Champion) and ThreeWeeks Editors' Award Winner 2017.

"A riot of sprightly silliness" (Chortle)
"You'd do well to catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time" (The Telegraph)
“One of the best you will see at the festival” (The Mirror)
“Proper star quality" (The Guardian)

***** (The Mirror)
***** (Three Weeks)
**** (Chortle)
**** (Metro)
**** (The Skinny)

1:15pm to 2:15pm
Evelyn Mok: Work in Progress Evelyn Mok

Featured on Channel 4, Comedy Central and BBC's New Talent Hotlist, the award-winning Swedish comedian presents a work in progress that promises to be "uncensored, unapologetic and... wildly refreshing" **** (Broadway Baby).

"Proves herself to have an ambition, originality and wit that augurs well... " (The Times)
"An hour of finely-crafted stand-up" **** (The Skinny)

Winner: Best Comedy Newcomer (The Pleasance Indies Awards)

1:30pm to 3:30pm
Exploring Senses 'MakerLab Monsters' Exploring Senses CIC

Have you ever watched 'Toy Story' and thought Sid’s mutant toys were kinda cool? Then you’re gonna love ‘MakerLab Monsters’. Learn how to use 3D pens and re-use toys destined for landfill in a draw, cut, stick and sew workshop. Next, photograph and digitally edit your monsters and print them onto your own personalised t-shirt.

The workshop takes place at our new Exploring Senses MakerLab and lasts about 2hrs, with all materials and equipment provided. We can also provide other combined art, craft and digital activities, including 3D scanning, 3D printing, digital, full-colour heat press and silkscreen printing.

1:30pm to 2:20pm
Learn to Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot!

Come alone or with friends – you can even try and capture that Demi Moore & Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge.

*Please note there are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends it's best to book at the same time to avoid disappointment.

1:30pm to 2:20pm
Victorious Tiny Horse Promotions

A celebration of songs written by and inspired by Victoria Wood. Join Hannah Brackenbury (Musical Comedy Awards finalist 2016) as she presents a joyful and poignant musical tribute to the late, great comedian and songwriter, combining well-known favourites plus original material inspired by her work.

1:30pm to 2:20pm
SESKA: Spot the Difference! SESKA

SESKA performs incredibly silly magic tricks, repeats them again but with a crazy added difference... and, when you spot the difference, you win a fab prize! A party atmosphere, hilarious entertainment and a competition all in one. Sells out super-fast so get the tickets now, donutfaces!

When SESKA comes to town, kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud, and mums faint at his feet! Crazier than finding a penguin in your fridge.

"My kids loved him" (Jonathan Ross)
"Children will be spellbound for 50 minutes of silliness" (Broadway Baby)

Nominated for Best Family Show Brighton Fringe 2015

1:45pm to 2:45pm
Lone Wolf McQuade & Friends # - HASHTAG

'Lone Wolf McQuade & Friends' is a glimpse into the weird and often surreal minds of three stand-up comics who've poured all their hope into this show. Their friendship is on the line. Can you help them survive? Starring Emily 'Lone-Wolf' McQuade, David Ferguson and Phil Green.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Vanessa Purple Theatre

No one talks about the parents. Your only child is getting married to someone of the same sex. Oh God, what will Grandad say? We are all so busy being there for our kids, we don’t think to examine how WE feel about it. Yes, we are happy for them, that they have found love and are secure, but it’s not what we saw when they were born. We saw grandchildren and wedding dresses and, dare someone say, a normal life? This beautiful and tender examination of one mother’s thoughts as she approaches her gay son’s wedding reminds us that families aren’t perfect. But love certainly is. A must see show.

Touch tours available on request, please email samantha@purpletheatre.co.uk to book.

2:00pm to 8:00pm
Abstractionpark 7090: Preparing for Take-Off Brighton Spiegeltent with 7090

Reader beware: today's Bold Choice is bolder than most. I've caught three of Dutch group 7090's previous shows, both in Amsterdam and Brighton, and all were perplexingly wonderful experiences; expect oddball musical instruments, curious art installations, and general creative wackiness (which may or may not have a deeper meaning). This time we're offered a guided tour of a miniature park, with features including a Wailing Pyramid and Balloon Bagpipes; it's free to drop in and it's on all day, so there's no reason not to give it a whirl.

7090 are the hosts of a playground full of music, films and installations. It offers a warm place to their strange, obscure but mainly curious takes on life. 7090 are called "The Bermuda Triangle of performing arts." We have no idea what this means, but it sure sounds like fun!

Touch tours are available before each performance. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early, and ask upon arrival.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Adventures of Robin Hood JW Productions

Prepare your family for a thrilling adventure as Robin and his merry band whisk you to Sherwood forest and rise up against the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham! Expect boo-able villains, thigh-slapping songs, narrow escapes and daring escapades! Bring a picnic and enjoy a unique outdoor adventure!

Previous productions: 'The Wind in The Willows' and 'The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio'.

"What family theatre should be... Outstanding" (FringeReview)

"Shimmers with theatrical magic" (The Stage)

"A fun, heart-warming and inclusive production" (Child Friendly Brighton)

Touch tours available on request, please email brightonopenairtheatre@gmail.com to book.

2:00pm to 5:00pm
Ragroof Tea Dance The Ragroof Players

Roll up for vintage tunes, dazzling dance displays, and whirlwind Instant Dance Classes to ease you onto the floor.

Dress up if you want to, you don’t have to! Suitable for experienced dancers and absolute beginners alike. No dance partners needed, all are welcome.

13 May: 'Flappers a-Go-Go!'. Relive the Roaring Twenties with the Charleston, Black Bottom and All That Jazz. Think Bugsy Malone, the Great Gatsby, and Thoroughly Modern Millie!

3 June: 'Spanish Fiesta - Ole!'. An afternoon of Hispanic Tangos, Habaneras and Paso Dobles. Discover your inner matador or Sevillian dancer in a spotty dress!

Cake available to buy on the day. Please only consume food bought on the premises at this event.

www.ragroofplayers.co.uk

2:00pm to 2:55pm
Good Kids: Blank Canvas Good Kids

Cult sketch-comedy cowboys 'Good Kids' descend on Brighton Fringe for another hour of wicked-ass mayhem. Put your phone in your pocket and your giggle boots on cause this one's the big one.

"Fantastically original material that shows a great creative talent" ***** (The Metropolist)

"Good Kids are a total blast!" **** (Fringe Guru)

"A cleverly scripted piece that is very entertaining" **** (Liverpool Sound and Vision)

"A really fab sketch show" (Joe Lycett)

2:00pm to 3:00pm
This Boy Tom JW Productions

A life-affirming story of acceptance, courage and friendship. Tom starts at a new school and is met with bullying, but, with new girl Flora’s arrival is it time for something new?

The 2016 Brighton Fringe hit returns.

"Another 'Matilda' in the making" ***** (GScene)

"A polished performance from a professional troupe of talented young actors, directed by Natalie Sexton." "A life-affirming musical about injustice and morality." "Essential viewing for 10-16 yr olds" ***** (The Latest)

Written and directed by Natalie Sexton.

This project is supported by an encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe bursary.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Brighton Station Tours: Limited Spaces Jackie Marsh-Hobbs

These amazing tours only happen during Brighton Fringe. A chance to learn about the hidden places, local history and wonderful engineering of Brighton's grade II* listed railway station.

Meet five minutes before the tour at the front of Brighton Station, with permission from Southern Railway.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Pavilion Gardens Cafe History Tour 2018 Pavilion Gardens Cafe

Geoffrey Mead will be conducting a special tour dating back over 90 years of cafe and family history. This tour will take place in various locations around the old town including the Royal Pavilion, East Street, The Lanes and the beach.

The price includes tea and a cake at the cafe to finish the tour.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

'WARMTH' is a mobile, wood-fired sauna; dark, timber-lined and löyly filled. Heat up, cool down - the sea is your plunge pool.

Impromptu performances animate the 'WARMTH' sauna, whilst at other times it’s simply a place to relax. Appealing to all the senses, this warm, fragrant haven creates a pocket of Finland on Brighton Beach.

2 hour sessions:
Changing bell tent
Learn the art of making löyly
80c-100c temperature approx
Capacity 6
All sessions are mixed gender
Bring 2 towels (one for sitting on), swimsuit, water bottle and beach shoes
Children under 12

2:10pm to 3:10pm
Arr We There Yet? Head First Acrobats

A rip-roaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure! A scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy make for a hopeless crew, as they fight for the title of Captain aboard the ship. These acrobatic pirates turn ship-life upside down! Walking the plank becomes the high flying teeterboard, cooking for the crew involves juggling knives and steering the ship spinning upside down in the Roue Cyr!

2:15pm to 3:15pm
Face to Face HiddenViewz Company

When Scott was just sixteen years old, he murdered Emma's father and has, since then, been serving a life sentence. But, with the possibly of it being reduced, Emma visits him in prison, to decide for herself whether nine years inside a cell has changed him.

When the two finally come face to face, Scott’s true colours threaten to emerge and an insidious game of cat and mouse begins.

2:15pm to 3:15pm
Huggers Nik Coppin Productions

The popular family show at festivals worldwide returns with a revolving line-up of performers of all varieties from comedians, musical theatre, poets, magicians, clowns and children's entertainers with fun and laughter for all the family.

"Kept the kids entertained... whizzed past and was perfectly timed for child attention spans!” (Child Friendly Brighton)
“The kids had a great time” (Adelaide Fringe)
“Great show” (The Scotsman)
“Mums and dads are onto a winner with this afternoon of delightfully immature comedy” (Melbourne International Comedy Festival)

2:25pm to 3:25pm
Doktor James' Bad Skemes The Giggle Goose / Sweet Productions

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a super villain. He is really bad and he just wants to beat his superhero brother and be voted #1 in the super villain charts! (Bad as in evil by the way, not bad as in rubbish. He definitely isn’t rubbish).
But he can't do it alone.

Are you naughty enough to take over the world? Are you a genius with a lot of plans and inventions? Are you really good at dancing? Doktor James needs your help!

"Family entertainment at its finest" ***** (Broadway Baby)

**** (Fest)

"Represents the best of the Fringe" (Primary Times)

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Joe Wells: I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative Joe Wells

Received opinion says we become more right-wing as we get older. Joe Wells (support for Frankie Boyle and Alexei Sayle) is determined to grow up without selling out. Joe's third solo stand-up hour after the critically acclaimed ‘Night of The Living Tories’ and ‘10 Things I Hate About UKIP’.

"Some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian" (The Guardian)
"Recommended" (Heat)
**** (Broadway Baby)
**** (Chortle)

Writer for ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC One) and ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’ (BBC Three)

2:30pm to 3:20pm
Learn to Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot!

Come alone or with friends – you can even try and capture that Demi Moore & Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge.

*Please note there are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends it's best to book at the same time to avoid disappointment.

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Be Original! Crumble-tastic Productions

Lorraine Bowen is David Walliams' golden buzzer gal from 'Britain's Got Talent!' With quirky songs, interactive games and creative challenges, her brand-new live show inspires kids (6-11) to make their own original music.

"My kids loved your show - it's amazing" (a delighted mum)

Watch the 'BE ORIGINAL!' trailer to see the fun of the show!

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Runny For Money Angela Yeoh

3 stars Runny for Money: a weird name for an off-beat, shaky, but funny and rewarding show. A one-woman character piece from journalist-turned-actor Angela Yeoh, it takes the form of a seminar hosted by a "famous" Chinese businesswoman called Manyi – who appears on stage resplendent in fur coat, the very image of nouveau-riche consumerism. There's plenty of audience participation and a few economic lessons, as Manyi lurches from lecture to games to live-streamed TV show. Read the full review.

Like money? You'll love this show. Self-­professed business guru Manyi visits from China to share top insights for a prosperous and powerful life. Come laugh, play, ponder and power up!

“Angela Yeoh is a powerhouse of charm and sensitivity... mesmerizing and amazingly clever... highly recommended to lift your spirits" **** (Adelaide Theatre Guide).

2:30pm to 3:50pm
Always, With a Love That's True Wired Theatre

4 stars I always enjoy Wired Theatre's unconventional site-specific work – partly because they're so willing to break theatrical rules, and partly because they invariably surprise me with something different and new. Set in a real house in Hove, with scenes in the lounge, hallway, kitchen and conservatory, this one certainly preserves Wired's reputation for performing in unusual spaces. But after years presenting shows which hop back and forth in history, this time they gave me the one thing I least expected: a traditional linear storyline. Read the full review.

Wired Theatre are long-standing Brighton Fringe regulars, and have made a name for themselves staging creative site-specific works in unusual places – this time, a normal house in Hove. Their shows are always quirky, and sometimes demand your concentration, but following a long run of recent successes I'll rank them a sure bet for this year. Their latest show is a sequel to last year's And Love Walked In, a time-jumping tale about a psychologist losing his own grip on reality; expect an unusual and creative production, with plenty to talk about afterwards.

Love is undying. Death is just around the comer. Listen, time’s passing. Who knows what’s beyond the grave? The ageing psychotherapist, troubled and insecure, cannot trust his wife, his clients or himself in this darkly comic sequel to last year’s sell-out show.

Wired Theatre returns to the quiet house in Hove in this original, entertaining, promenade production which presents, in close-up, lives trapped on a rollercoaster ride towards an inevitable end.

Provocative, tantalising and often mysterious, Wired ‘s work aims to create exciting theatre in a non-theatrical location.

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Sleight of Handsome Freddie Folkston

While away an hour or so as magic meets stand-up comedy. As well as some cunning trickery, Freddie will share his frustrations of modern and not so modern life.

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Oliver Jeffers' Lost and Found Little Blue Monster Productions

Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door.

He didn’t know where it had come from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost. So he decided to help it find its way home, even if that meant rowing all the way to the South Pole.

This funny, charming tale of friendship is the perfect treat for a younger audience, brought to life with puppetry, songs and music.

"Perfectly charming" (The Guardian)

3:00pm to 5:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

'WARMTH' is a mobile, wood-fired sauna; dark, timber-lined and löyly filled. Heat up, cool down - the sea is your plunge pool.

Impromptu performances animate the 'WARMTH' sauna, whilst at other times it’s simply a place to relax. Appealing to all the senses, this warm, fragrant haven creates a pocket of Finland on Brighton Beach.

2 hour sessions:
Changing bell tent
Learn the art of making löyly
80c-100c temperature approx
Capacity 6
All sessions are mixed gender
Bring 2 towels (one for sitting on), swimsuit, water bottle and beach shoes
Children under 12

3:00pm to 3:55pm
John Osborne: John Peel's Shed and Other Stories John Osborne

Writer and storyteller John Osborne is back with a trio of shows across the final weekend of the Fringe.

Friday 1 June - 'John Peel’s Shed'. A show about a box of records that once belonged to Radio 1 DJ John Peel.
"I could have listened for hours" ***** (The Independent)
"One of the loveliest things you'll see all year" (The Herald)

Saturday 2 June - 'Circled in the Radio Times'.
"Melts the boundaries between spoken word poetry, storytelling theatre and stand up with its sheer warmth, sensitivity and openness" ***** (Broadway Baby)

Sunday 3 June - 'You're in a Bad Way'. A brand new story about sisters, dementia and Saint Etienne.

3:00pm to 4:00pm
The Twelve Days Of Christmas Matt Roseblade

'The Twelve Days of Christmas' is an unseasonal romp through the gifts of a generous but impractical lover. Just what does one do with 10 lords a-leaping? They're bound to eat all the swans...

Topics covered include partridge xenophobia, drummer abuse, the WWI trenches, a farmyard living under a reign of terror, why you can't eat swans and the problem of supplying sexually-relieved amphibia to a prominent member of the Royal Family.

Matt Roseblade follows up last years 3-star show 'Dignity Off' with his debut solo hour.

3:00pm to 3:50pm
Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours Guru Dudu Productions

I've never actually been on Guru Dudu's headphone disco tours, but they've become a familiar sight in Brighton and, especially, Edinburgh. Looking for all the world like a 1980's breakfast-TV exercise coach, Guru Dudu leads a party-loving crowd around the streets of the city, playing tunes and calling out moves through wifi-connected headsets. No skill is required, just a willingness to have a go – and being in a big group must make it easier to shed any inhibitions about dancing in public. It's a surreal sight as a spectator… and looks a lot of fun to take part in, too.

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

Guru Dudu returns with his hilarious dance-walking tours of spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around local landmarks and lots of crazy interaction with onlookers. Everyone wears headphones (supplied) and can hear the fun commentary from Guru Dudu and the dance mix of uplifting favourites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s.

Wear comfortable footwear and preferably come empty handed (no bags, etc)

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

Check out our website for additional pop-up events with Guru Dudu.

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

3:00pm to 5:30pm
Silver Jewellery Workshop Silver & Sage

A fun and crafty workshop where you will make a personalised silver pendant to take away with you that day.

No prior experience needed, I will guide you through every process. We will be working with Silver Metal Clay which once fired is 99.9% real fine silver.

During the two to three hours you will learn how to handle the clay, shape, stamp your personalisation, fire and finish your piece.

Refreshments are available from the bar and for larger groups a high tea can be arranged - hello@silverandsage.co.uk. Prior booking is essential. For more info visit our website.

3:00pm to 3:50pm
PÖJJ: Our Sketch Show PÖJJ

Sketch comedy hat-trick PÖJJ bring you their debut show. Expect jokes, projections and satsumas.

"The kind of assured confidence that will probably propel onto television before very much longer. There isn't a single wasted second... wonderfully funny." **** (BritishTheatre.com)

"Stomach crampingly funny" **** (ThreeWeeks)

3:00pm to 4:00pm
A Dog Called Snoop-Beard (and the Curse of the Seasick Parrot) The Purple Teapot Puppet Company

Following four sell-out years of Brighton Fringe shows, TPTPC are back with a brand-new adventure. Featuring hilarious pop-song parodies, magic, 'sublime silliness' and a couple of important 'life lessons' for the children along the way. This year's theme is all about embracing being different and following your dreams.

Part puppet show and part stand-up comedy with the help of unsuspecting grown-ups and children who end up on stage, this is interactive theatre at its funniest and most unpredictable best.

"Home grown theatre at it's best" (Child Friendly Brighton & Hove)

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Loose Brie Solve Everything Loose Brie

Martin and Phil have always felt like they were supposed to do something very important with their lives. Now they've finally figured out what it is. They're going to solve everything. All of it. The whole shebang. In an hour. It can't be that hard, right?

"Niche and nasty fun... a promising twosome" (London Evening Standard)

So You Think Your Funny Sketch Finalists 2017

"I laughed - a lot" **** (Mumble)

As seen on Comic Relief

3:30pm to 4:20pm
Learn to Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot!

Come alone or with friends – you can even try and capture that Demi Moore & Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge.

*Please note there are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends it's best to book at the same time to avoid disappointment.

3:30pm to 5:00pm
Boxes Purple Theatre

Are you black or white... girl or boy... straight or gay? Well? Or doesn’t it matter? Oh, it matters! Purple Theatre are dedicated to exploring the world of race and gender neutrality, the ‘no man’s land’, as it were, of identity. 'Boxes' drops you energetically into the world of two people who, faced with the task of organising a loved one’s affairs after their death, discover a wealth of information about their family and themselves. Featuring music, movement and sharp dialogue, the two polar personalities clash as they realise they are very different and exactly the same. Strap yourself in.

Touch tours available on request, please email samantha@purpletheatre.co.uk to book.

This project is supported by an encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe bursary.

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Will Penswick: Dank Verse StraightUp Productions

Sex, death, Christianity, tennis, pigeons, divorce, allergies, global politics; no topic is too out there for Will Penswick, and he's committed them to verse. The fact that he's not quite sure what verse really means doesn't really matter to him, he's going to do it anyway...

'Dank Verse' is a character based performance showcasing the work of one of the worst but most indulgent poets this country's ever produced. With a mixture of haikus, sonnets, "liberated verse" and other obscure poetry that Penswick explores, he'll be sure to remind you why you never enjoyed poetry at school.

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Barry and Alasdair's Non-Trademark-Infringing Comedy Adventure (Where the Audience Chooses) Barry and Alasdair

A multimedia spectacular from Angel Comedy founder Barry Ferns and Alasdair Beckett-King (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the of Year 2017).

You control this interactive comedy show. Cloaked villains, moral dilemmas, anti-establishment robots, and sexy werewolves await. A unique adventure every time!

“Ridiculous” **** (Broadway Baby)

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Mad About the Boy Dandykings Productions

'Mad About the Boy' is a new play with musical interludes by local playwright Edwin Preece. It depicts an incident in the life of Noel Coward who was auditioning actors for his latest Broadway play. One aspiring young actor really wanted the role, but was he prepared for the events that followed?

3:55pm to 4:55pm
Other People's Teeth Want the Moon Theatre Company

3 stars Billed as a "romantic crime thriller", Other People's Teeth is the tale of two interlocking relationships. One is conventional rom-com fare: the feisty Joss is dating the geeky Simon, who attempts to woo her with convoluted mathematical reasoning and games of chess. But the other relationship is between Joss and her boss Sol, and that partnership is anything but everyday. Because Sol is a hitman, Joss is his right-hand woman… and Sol isn't about to let the newcomer Simon get in the way. Read the full review.

Balancing work life with a love life is a struggle, but what if your job is killing people?

A hitwoman is trying to reconcile these two aspects of her life. Just starting out in a new profession, she craves the respect of her experienced partner in crime. But when she meets someone who she thinks might be the one, will everything have to change? How much longer can she carry on kicking in other people’s teeth, and lying to a man she’s falling in love with?

One of these relationships can’t last, and before the hitwoman makes her final decision, the situation is going to get deadly.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Artificial Intelligence Improvisation HumanMachine

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. mYlez is an outgoing hacker with a dark sense of humour. Albert and mYlez meet online but live on two different continents. Lonely but resourceful, they team up and build an artificial friend, a small humanoid robot whom they call A.L.Ex (Artificial Language Experiment). The trio performs improvised theatre in a perilous show via transatlantic video link. Featured on RTE One.

“I would never do it” (Colin Mochrie)
“Meet the smart robots with artificial irreverence” (Sunday Times)
“When it didn’t work it was even funnier” (Neil Delamere)

4:00pm to 6:20pm
Sound of Music OCR Productions

Join us in the Victorian setting of Brighton's Old Courtroom for a special screening of this classic film. Come along and sing your heart out to all your favourite songs with host Stephanie von Glitz. Non-audio described event. Rating: U.

4:00pm to 6:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

'WARMTH' is a mobile, wood-fired sauna; dark, timber-lined and löyly filled. Heat up, cool down - the sea is your plunge pool.

Impromptu performances animate the 'WARMTH' sauna, whilst at other times it’s simply a place to relax. Appealing to all the senses, this warm, fragrant haven creates a pocket of Finland on Brighton Beach.

2 hour sessions:
Changing bell tent
Learn the art of making löyly
80c-100c temperature approx
Capacity 6
All sessions are mixed gender
Bring 2 towels (one for sitting on), swimsuit, water bottle and beach shoes
Children under 12

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl

EXTRA PERFORMANCES ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

Louis Pearl has thrilled audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe sell-out for 10 years, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square, fog and helium bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornadoes and trampolines, to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and amazed gasps from all ages. New this year, live music by Jet Black Pearl.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Neil O'Rourke & Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island Neil O'Rourke & Patrick Spicer

Rising stand-up comedians Neil O'Rourke (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017 Finalist) and Patrick Spicer (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 Nominee) are the (p)residents of the coolest island off the coast of Brighton: Cool Dude Island (DISCLAIMER: Island may be conceptual).

"What he lacks in swagger – and possibly friends – he more than makes up for in delightful punchlines and entertaining yarns" (Chortle)
"Gloriously, wonderfully silly" (Angel Comedy)

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Boxman Flugelman Productions

There are more than 60 million displaced people on our planet... people who have no home. Ringo is one of them. He is a survivor, a child soldier displaced from his homeland, sheltering in a cardboard box in an inner city park. He lives in plain sight but is invisible to the city around him. Inside his makeshift home Ringo lives a life rich with stories and songs of a childhood far away, a family tragically lost and the complicated promise of a new beginning... Flugelman Productions with StoneCrabs Theatre presents this intimate and deeply moving one-man play by Australian playwright Daniel Keene, directed by Edwina Strobl.

4:15pm to 5:00pm
Don't Worry Be Yoncé (XS) Performance Kollektiv Pony Camp

Diva, queen, sex bomb, mother, business woman, wife, feminist – #FLAWLESS.

She is everything.
She has everything.
So why not become her?

Let Us Upgrade U: 'Don't Worry Be Yoncé (XS)' is an easy, step-by-step tutorial (beginner/intermediate/advanced) on how everyone can become Queen B.

Liberté, Egalité, Be Yoncé: Because everyone deserves to be Bey.

This productions is part of Brighton Fringe's Dutch & Flemish Season 2018.

4:15pm to 5:15pm
Your Mighty Cousin Your Mighty Cousin

We all have that cousin... Witness Will Blok, Jimmy Graham and Louis Dawson-Jones portray a variety of your distant relatives (probably) in this funny, silly, third generation once-removed sketch comedy show! Alumni of Bristol Revunions.

"Intelligent writing" **** (Ed Fringe Review)

"Impressive energy and creativity" **** (Broadway Baby)

"Incredibly quick-witted" (Bristol Post)

4:20pm to 5:20pm
Will Rowland Will Rowland

Silly, surreal stand-up comedy from spicy boy Will Rowland.

The first third is devoted to proclaiming that he is a popular guy with plenty of friends. The second is a discussion of truth in comedy, which involves some backtracking. The third section is devoted to the telling of a wonderful joke, before finishing with a rousing sing-song, to the delight of all.

Finalist: New Comedian of the Year 2017
Third Place Max Turner Prize 2017

"Playful... intellectual... jokes about his washing machine" (Chortle)

4:30pm to 5:30pm
The Tale Of The Cockatrice Mumblecrust Theatre

Mumblecrust Theatre return with their Brighton Fringe 2017 double award-winning show! Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory, a hideous creature awakens. A deadly cockatrice is born! Bold knights flee in terror... Can a humble nun defeat the beast? Two muddle-headed storytellers use breathtaking puppetry, spine-tingling live music and general tom-foolery in this dark and winding fable for monster-lovers young and old!

Winners: ‘Best Newcomer to Brighton Fringe’ and ‘Best of Brighton Fringe: Children and Families Award’

“A genuine work of art” ***** (Voice Magazine)
**** (Broadway Baby)

Touch tours available on request, please email admin@mumblecrust.com to book.

4:30pm to 5:25pm
Painted Love Two Foolish

With Marc Almond as your spiritual guide, what could possibly go wrong?

From the team that brought you 'Get Fit With Bruce Willis', 'Painted Love' follows a washed up singer-songwriter as he tries to summon up the spirit of Marc Almond to resurrect his career. His wife wants his money, his agent wants a hit, the landlady’s grandchildren won’t shut up, and a spirit from the undead wants his soul.

His solution? Find the sacred amulet of songwriting – once held by Marc – in the house where Marc once lived, and hope that painting will bring his wife back.

Featuring the songs of 'Soft Cell' and Marc Almond.

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Serena Flynn: Prune Serena Flynn

Serena Flynn’s ex cheated on her with webcam girls. She doesn’t want to go on about it or anything. She’s just made a whole show about it. She’s totally fine.

Anarchic, grotesque and a bit nuts; this oversexed, outspoken bouffon playfully parodies gender performance and ridicules her own heartbreak.

4:30pm to 5:20pm
Learn to Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot!

Come alone or with friends – you can even try and capture that Demi Moore & Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge.

*Please note there are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends it's best to book at the same time to avoid disappointment.

4:45pm to 5:45pm
Dave Chawner: Mental D2 Events

Award-winning comedian Dave Chawner premieres his new show about mental health (rather than mental illness).

As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4
As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live

***** (Arts Award Voice)
***** (Bunbury Magazine)
**** (The List)
**** (EdFest Magazine)
**** (ThreeWeeks)
**** (Broadway Baby)
**** (Ed Fringe Review)
**** (Voice Magazine)

"This is one comic you have to make the effort to see" (The Scottish Herald)
"His upbeat delivery and candid confessions make for an enjoyable, and sometimes enlightening, hour" (Steve Bennet)

5:00pm to 6:20pm
Always, With a Love That's True Wired Theatre

4 stars I always enjoy Wired Theatre's unconventional site-specific work – partly because they're so willing to break theatrical rules, and partly because they invariably surprise me with something different and new. Set in a real house in Hove, with scenes in the lounge, hallway, kitchen and conservatory, this one certainly preserves Wired's reputation for performing in unusual spaces. But after years presenting shows which hop back and forth in history, this time they gave me the one thing I least expected: a traditional linear storyline. Read the full review.

Wired Theatre are long-standing Brighton Fringe regulars, and have made a name for themselves staging creative site-specific works in unusual places – this time, a normal house in Hove. Their shows are always quirky, and sometimes demand your concentration, but following a long run of recent successes I'll rank them a sure bet for this year. Their latest show is a sequel to last year's And Love Walked In, a time-jumping tale about a psychologist losing his own grip on reality; expect an unusual and creative production, with plenty to talk about afterwards.

Love is undying. Death is just around the comer. Listen, time’s passing. Who knows what’s beyond the grave? The ageing psychotherapist, troubled and insecure, cannot trust his wife, his clients or himself in this darkly comic sequel to last year’s sell-out show.

Wired Theatre returns to the quiet house in Hove in this original, entertaining, promenade production which presents, in close-up, lives trapped on a rollercoaster ride towards an inevitable end.

Provocative, tantalising and often mysterious, Wired ‘s work aims to create exciting theatre in a non-theatrical location.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Brighton’s Singing Barber Peter Joannou The Something For The Weekend Show

Brighton’s singing barber, Peter Joannou, performs his latest song 'From Ma Window', from his first floor shop window in The Lanes in the 'Something For The Weekend' show.

Who will be his guest? Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley... ?

5:00pm to 7:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

'WARMTH' is a mobile, wood-fired sauna; dark, timber-lined and löyly filled. Heat up, cool down - the sea is your plunge pool.

Impromptu performances animate the 'WARMTH' sauna, whilst at other times it’s simply a place to relax. Appealing to all the senses, this warm, fragrant haven creates a pocket of Finland on Brighton Beach.

2 hour sessions:
Changing bell tent
Learn the art of making löyly
80c-100c temperature approx
Capacity 6
All sessions are mixed gender
Bring 2 towels (one for sitting on), swimsuit, water bottle and beach shoes
Children under 12

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Next Best Thing on Next Best Thing Next Best Thing

Parkinson. Corden. Ross. Giants of the late-night chat show. But what's better than middle-aged men? Deluded young women! Katie and Jay bring you funny anecdotes, silly games and celebrity* interviews (*with themselves). Who needs self-awareness when you have over nine subscribers on YouTube?

"Volatile and bold" (The Skinny)

5:00pm to 7:30pm
A Musical History of 24 George St, Brighton - and Other Shows The Bom-Bane Family Players

Jane Bom-Bane is a well-known figure in Brighton, both for her magnificently wacky restaurant – which comes complete with mechanical tables – and her eclectic musical shows. This year’s event is a reprise of a 2011 hit, which tells the story of the building itself and the many people who've lived there over the years. The tale unfolds over a meal (included in the ticket price) and, if it's like last time, waiters and waitresses will dip in and out of character to entertain you with a song. Capacity's obviously limited, so book ahead.

By popular demand! Original musical journey from 400 AD Boerthelm's Tun to present day Bom-Bane's, with portraits of all the colourful inhabitants along the way. Meal included. See www.bom-banes.com/brighton-fringe-2018/ and for other May shows: Nick Pynn 3,5; Kate Daisy Grant 4,5; Rachel Blackman/Foz: The Sparkling Darkness 6,7; Becca Dyer 8; Prof Hawley's 60s Acoustic Jukebox Sing-along 11; Los Bonobos 13; Silver Swans 15; Jo Neary 17, 31; I’m This I’m That play Moondog 21; George Egg/Jon Hicks 22; Eliza Skelton & Band 24. All £8/£18 with food. Eves 8pm days 3pm. Festifood'n'Film £7.77 each

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Lloyd Langford: Big Face Strikes Again Lloyd Langford

Lloyd presents a sort of, work in progress, stand-up comedy show that he hopes to be rough but charming, like an old-timey hobo.

May contain jokes about balconies, terror, acid and robins.

As seen on QI (BBC2), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1) and as heard on The Unbelievable Truth (R4), The News Quiz (R4) and regular co-host on the Rhod Gilbert Show (BBC Radio Wales).

"A collection of absolutely top-class standalone jokes." (The Guardian)

5:15pm to 6:15pm
Falkland: The War the World Forgot Tasty Monster Productions

3 stars In 1982, a voice-over tells us, "a tiny island went to war… but nobody noticed". A controversial claim maybe, but certainly – when it comes to Fringe theatre – the Falklands conflict remains relatively unexplored. Set mainly on a remote farm on these remote islands, Falkland: The War The World Forgot aims to show the impact of the war, both on local people and the servicemen sent to liberate them. It also places the events in historical context, stretching back to the Troubles in Northern Ireland and even the Blitz in London. Read the full review.

It's a "bold" choice because it's a relatively unproven script, but Tasty Monster Productions have impressed our reviewers with previous shows up in Edinburgh. This time, they're tackling the Falklands War – which has been oddly overlooked by theatre-makers in general – telling the stories of both islanders and soldiers, against the backdrop of the events of 1982. It's not, they say, political or militaristic, but a reminder of how war can change and entangle ordinary lives. Preview showings in Pittsburgh and Orlando have been well-received.

Under the starry blanket of night, two unlikely friends, a young soldier and a curmudgeonly farmer, find new camaraderie as the big show plays out in the theatre of war around them. Bitter conflict, questionable politics and moral debate engage us in a traumatic but necessary journey through the lives of the two men, their families, and the many twists and turns they encounter on the road to redemption. Inspired by real events and real people, incorporating archival news, historical photography, and multimedia, 'Falkland' highlights and honours the extraordinary actions of ordinary people.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
GUN Phil & Will

A man is left for dead in the desert. But if you kill someone, you better make sure they really are dead. First rule of a murder, isn't it?

A bold, one-man, multi-character comedy Western show written and performed by Clever Peter's William Hartley (‘Tracey Breaks The News’ (BBC1), ’The One Griff' (BBC1) alongside Griff Rhys Jones, E4’s ‘Cardinal Burns’, BBC3’s ‘Otherworld’, and BAFTA-nominated CBBC sketch show ‘FIT’).

As himself: "Sheer perfection" (The Stage)
And as 1/4 of comedy sketch group Clever Peter: "Fast, witty, clever, stupid" (The Guardian)

5:30pm to 7:30pm
Doppel Dietrich Patricia Hartshorne

Glamour, talent and a penchant for men's clothing. Humorous and haunting taste of Marlene Dietrich, through the life, loves and songs of this bisexual Hollywood legend.

Award-winning performer Patricia Hartshorne doubles as Marlene, entertaining with anecdotes and Dietrich classics including: 'Lili Marleen', 'Die Fesche Lola', 'Falling in Love Again', 'La Vie en Rose', 'Boys in the Back Room', 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone', and many more.

Are you up for some 'doppel strength' Dietrich? Meet the woman who answered to nobody - not even Adolf Hitler!

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Xara Vaughan: WANDERLUST Vaudelesque Productions

Receiving five star reviews for her sell out Edinburgh debut. Xara Vaughan is a fascinating talent with a fabulous voice and electrifying stage presence. Xara is delighted to return to Brighton Fringe with her brand new show featuring The Ty Jeffries Songbook. A collection of original songs with melodies and lyrics to touch your heart and enlighten your soul.

"Charming and engaging, a singers singer and master stroryteller" (Cabaret Scenes magazine)
" A cool, classy, highly polished performance" ***** (Edinburgh Guide)

Suitable for ages 9+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

5:30pm to 6:30pm
The DredgeLand Podcast Spectacular Plinth Productions

Lunatic comedy double act John Dredge and Andy Harland present a manic hour of radio comedy weirdness, to be broadcast in simulcast with local radio titans Hove FM 95.3. Come along and thrill at our largely incomprehensible radio features such as the fun family game show for all the family, 123321.

There is also a free (yes, free!) DredgeLand badge for all audience members and weirdos, plus some great prizes and plinths galore.

Do write in: DredgeLand always likes to hear from their listeners, though at a safe distance. Need more info? Simply go to Ceefax page 187.4

#Plinth

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Ida Barr: Granarchist Christopher Green

Join the world's only hip hop pensioner and star of 'Artificial Hip Hop' for an unique game of bingo that is a multi-award-winning Fringe favourite. Expect big prizes, big laughs, communal sing-a-longs and shared joy.

"Leg-crossingly funny and occasionally heartbreakingly moving" (The Times)

5:30pm to 6:25pm
Pibroch Tales Port Dance Theatre Project

2 stars There's one thing I dearly wish I'd known before going into Pibroch Tales: you are supposed to find it funny. I guess the opening is clue enough, with its sense of solemn ritual marred by noisy clattering and clumsy moves. But I think I was entitled to be confused: the flyer promises "a vibrant blend of storytelling, dance, comedy and bagpipe music", and what I actually got was something approaching a pastiche of high art. Read the full review.

Two men enter a forest... a vibrant blend of bagpipe music, storytelling, dance, and comedy, amid sharp-humoured interaction with the audience. This Scottish one-man show skips through a jigsaw of three different tales; each excerpt illuminating a different scene.

"Animated storytelling with both humour and charm" (Maria Hardcastle)

"There’s a kind of enchantment... dry, droll, deadpan, featuring kilted Gordon Douglas Raeburn as both compere and performer... Pythonesque" (Sanjoy Roy for Resolution)

Audience members said "quirky, funny and accessible" and "a funny voyage into Scottish bizarre"

5:40pm to 6:40pm
Alex Martini is Mad About Food Alex Martini

Are you passionate about food, yet in love with Britain at the same time? This show is for you!
The craziest Italian, Alex Martini, brings you his debut solo show 'Mad About Food'. Alex knows a lot about food, and like most Italians, he's not afraid to shout it out loud.

Constantly in and out of stereotype, this show will leave you wanting more.

Sprinkled all over with an abundance of satire, to keep it tangy and spicy.

Leave your prejudices at home and bring along a full-bodied sense of humour. Just make sure it is a bit dry.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate Nik Coppin Productions

The international hit show returns with more great comedians in a mixture of stand-up comedy and debate to find out who the best superhero is!

Whether you are a Marvel or DC fan, or don't care either way, this is a hilarious hour of entertainment for geeks and non-geeks to enjoy in equal measure.

"Super fun" **** (Clothesline, Adelaide Fringe 2015)
"You're in for a treat... intimate, fun, and enjoyable" **** ½ (Adelaide Fringe 2017)

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Antling Pepper Productions

What happens when a forty something single woman rediscovers her childhood crush on an 80s pop icon? A liberation from pissed-off boredom and an awakening of sexual fantasies. Sometimes fierce, sometimes sad but all encased with a feisty sense of humour.

6:00pm to 6:55pm
Kevin Quantum: Vanishing Point Everyday Miracle Productions

I saw scientist-magician Kevin Quantum at the Edinburgh Fringe a couple of years ago, and was instantly won over by his abundant charisma and engaging charm. His act back then was visually striking, mixing conjuring illusions with real-world science and building to a stunning finale. This new show's about the power of invisible forces; we're promised forays into physics and psychology, and a death-defying escape illusion to drive the point home. With the vintage setting of the Bosco theatre tent added to the mix, it's hard to see how this one can fail.

Following award-winning, sell-out performances in Edinburgh and Adelaide and receiving a ‘High Commendation Award’ (Adelaide 2017), Kevin makes his Brighton premiere with a brand new show. Enter a zone where the rules of nature are bent and broken... impossible illusions and disappearances brought to you by the magician-scientist hybrid tutored by Penn & Teller.

"Epic stunts" (Broadway Baby)

"Astonishing" ***** (Edinburgh Evening News)

"Will leave you picking your jaws off the floor" **** (Advertiser)

"Incredible feats of levitation" **** (All Edinburgh Theatre)

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Of Christmas Past Douglas Walker

Christmas is a time for joy and happiness, but there is a sinister secret at the heart of the stories we tell. Douglas Walker unravels a shocking true story with his ingenious new comic play. In an absurd and incredible one-man epic, he embodies a dizzying cast of characters spanning 100 years of history. The only thing more devastating than finding out that Santa doesn't exist, is finding out that he does.

"Exceptional... characters as self-assured as they are eloquent" **** (The Skinny)
"A truly fascinating hour of comedy" **** (The List)
"A comedy adventure of discovery" **** (Fringe Guru)

6:00pm to 6:50pm
Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours Guru Dudu Productions

I've never actually been on Guru Dudu's headphone disco tours, but they've become a familiar sight in Brighton and, especially, Edinburgh. Looking for all the world like a 1980's breakfast-TV exercise coach, Guru Dudu leads a party-loving crowd around the streets of the city, playing tunes and calling out moves through wifi-connected headsets. No skill is required, just a willingness to have a go – and being in a big group must make it easier to shed any inhibitions about dancing in public. It's a surreal sight as a spectator… and looks a lot of fun to take part in, too.

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

Guru Dudu returns with his hilarious dance-walking tours of spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around local landmarks and lots of crazy interaction with onlookers. Everyone wears headphones (supplied) and can hear the fun commentary from Guru Dudu and the dance mix of uplifting favourites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s.

Wear comfortable footwear and preferably come empty handed (no bags, etc)

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

Check out our website for additional pop-up events with Guru Dudu.

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

6:00pm to 8:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

'WARMTH' is a mobile, wood-fired sauna; dark, timber-lined and löyly filled. Heat up, cool down - the sea is your plunge pool.

Impromptu performances animate the 'WARMTH' sauna, whilst at other times it’s simply a place to relax. Appealing to all the senses, this warm, fragrant haven creates a pocket of Finland on Brighton Beach.

2 hour sessions:
Changing bell tent
Learn the art of making löyly
80c-100c temperature approx
Capacity 6
All sessions are mixed gender
Bring 2 towels (one for sitting on), swimsuit, water bottle and beach shoes
Children under 12

6:00pm to 7:45pm
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women Tour Exchange Events Ltd

Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years, the Lady boys ‘Wonder Women’ tour takes the UK's number one cabaret show to a new level. With some of your favourites from the last 20 glorious years re-imagined, added to new scenes of spectacular costumes, choreography and of course hilarious comedy! The glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of Las Vegas, with more songs and big-scale musical production numbers than you could point a perfumed glove at. A cabaret like no other cabaret, performed by girls like no other girls!

6:15pm to 7:25pm
Movin' Melvin Brown: Chuck Berry Lives! Movin' Melvin Brown

Award-winning entertainer and rhythm & blues legend returns to Brighton with his homage to the king of rock'n'roll, Chuck Berry. Superb originals combined with Chuck Berry classics in a magical journey performed by Movin' Melvin & The Rock'n'Roll Showband!

Hits such as 'Little Sixteen', 'Memphis', 'You Never Can Tell' and 'Johnny B Goode' mixed with dance and tap routines of the kind that have won Brown a faithful following worldwide. Bring your dancing shoes!

"Exceptional" ***** (The Scotsman)
"Singing, tapping, shaking entertainment machine" **** (Time Out)

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008 (Preview) The Rat Pack Productions Ltd

Award-winning comedian and ex-banker, Nathan Cassidy, exposes the truth behind the financial crisis of 2008. It was all down to him, if he did it.

"Such a safe pair of hands... here he ambitiously suggests he might have been responsible for the 2008 financial crash – using the same ‘what if’ logic that underpinned OJ Simpson’s 'If I Did It book'. There's a smart mischief to the material, while his piercingly sarcastic jibes at better-paid entertainers have a touch of the Stewart Lee to them." (Chortle)

Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee
Winner of Best Show at Buxton Fringe 2014-2017

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Jew-O-Rama Aaron Levene

After a sell-out run at The Camden Fringe 2017 and (hopefully) The Leicester Comedy Festival 2018, 'Jew-O-Rama' makes its Brighton Fringe Festival debut bringing you the best Jewish stand-up comedy in the country.

Performers include Aaron Levene and Philip Simon (Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015) as well as a different special guest on each day.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Vanessa Purple Theatre

No one talks about the parents. Your only child is getting married to someone of the same sex. Oh God, what will Grandad say? We are all so busy being there for our kids, we don’t think to examine how WE feel about it. Yes, we are happy for them, that they have found love and are secure, but it’s not what we saw when they were born. We saw grandchildren and wedding dresses and, dare someone say, a normal life? This beautiful and tender examination of one mother’s thoughts as she approaches her gay son’s wedding reminds us that families aren’t perfect. But love certainly is. A must see show.

Touch tours available on request, please email samantha@purpletheatre.co.uk to book.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Bon Ami All In Theatre

4 stars If you believe the programme blurb, Bon Ami is about social isolation, loneliness, and the risks of living alone. Which is sort-of true, but that sounds so very heavy; I'd prefer to spin it around. Bon Ami is a sharp artistic parody, a hilarious physical comedy, and – most importantly – a joyful celebration of friendship in all its many forms. Read the full review.

Back in 2014, All In Theatre picked up the Latest 7 Comedy Award for their show Love Sick, a joyful, creative, and wilfully ridiculous take on human partnership. This year's show sounds more sombre at first, with the programme blurb highlighting the impact of loneliness in society. But they promise something "beautiful, silly and very funny" – and on past form, their mix of clowning and physical comedy should be both hilarious and heart-warming. In a world of Twitter followers and Facebook likes, perhaps this will remind us why we still need real-life friends.

We are more connected than ever but are we feeling more alone?
Social isolation, living alone and loneliness equals a 30% higher risk of early death. All In Theatre use their unique style of clowning and physical comedy to tell a story about the importance of friendship.

Winner: Best Comedy Show (Brighton Fringe 2014)
"This work is startlingly clever and profoundly idiotic, deeply mature and brilliantly infantile” (Tim Crouch)
“Utterly brilliant comic minds” (view from the gods)
“One of the ten comedy acts to watch” (The Guardian)

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Griffin and Jones: Trickorice Allsorts Griffin and Jones / Sweet Productions

4 stars It can be so frustrating, reviewing magic shows. The very best thing about this one – the thing which utterly fooled and confounded me, the thing which made me gasp with delight – is the one thing I absolutely mustn't reveal. But I can safely tell you that Trickorice Allsorts is one of the most outright-enjoyable magic shows I've seen in years: packed to bursting with high-quality illusions, and topped up by unforced comic banter. Read the full review.

The pioneers of slapdash magic are back with another mishmash of magical mayhem! These award-winning idiots have become famous for their fast banter, tight chemistry, contagious energy, and show-stopping wizardry.

"Machine-gun patter" ****1/2 (Reviews Hub)

"You must see the show!" **** (Broadway Baby)

"Very funny magicians" (Paul Zenon)

"Bizarre, hilarious, and anarchic" (Magic Night)

6:30pm to 8:00pm
Three M Egos Star Artist PR

'Three M Egos' features three diverse comedians, all in one show. Matt Bragg, Mandy McCarthy and Max Wall, bring their own skewed look at life from three different points of view. All three comedians are established comedy circuit regulars and can be seen in some of the finest comedy clubs in the country.

Matt Bragg is a cool, calm and dry comedian, with a warmth and charm to put audiences at ease.

Mandy McCarthy is a fun-loving comic with observational skills beyond compare.

Max Wall is as funny as he is honest and as emotional as he is funny. Be prepared to laugh and cry.

6:40pm to 7:40pm
Cooked Unmasked Theatre

A darkly-funny rom-com by Natalie Audley. Henry and Brett live together and used to be an item. Now, Brett has a date with a younger student, Adam. All is well until Brett is called away on business, leaving Henry and Adam to see what they have in common, if anything. Directed by Richard Evans-Thomas.

One of the winners of last year's Rialto Theatre Scratch Night, 'Cooked' is Unmasked Theatre's second offering at this year's Brighton Fringe. Previous company credits include the smash hit 'The Writers' Bloc' (shortlisted for Best New Play, Brighton Fringe 2017), 'Hove, Actually' and 'Cream'.

6:45pm to 7:45pm
Chris Cooke: Mistakes Chris Cooke

As a dyslexic, dyspraxic and anxious person, Chris explores his mistakes, awkwardness, and unconventional upbringing.

Should he be beating himself up for past errors and ones he is yet to make?

As heard on BBC R4 Extras Newsjack and seen on Genius with Dave Gorman.
Possible guest performers.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Yuriko Kotani: Overwork in Progress Yuriko Kotani

Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2015 and Time Out's One to Watch, UK-based Japanese comedian Yuriko Kotani brings you wonderfully offbeat stories with her rug-pulling punchlines and bizarre observations as work-in-progress.

As seen on Russell Howard's 'Stand Up Central' and 'Pls Like' (BBC3)

"Leftfield rising star" (Time Out)

7:00pm to 7:55pm
Luke Kempner: Work In Progress Luke Kempner

Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner brings his 2018 work in progress show to Brighton Fringe for the first time. He will be working on new ideas and new impressions; from Donald Trump to Andy Murray, from Sandi Toksvig to Kim Woodburn!

"Remarkable... tour de force" **** (Telegraph)

"Luke Kempner is a blummin' genius" (Dawn French)

"A hugely accomplished impressionist, with the technical skill to jump in and out of a huge range of real-life characters in a beat" (Chortle)

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Dunce Tank Dunce Tank

Fraser Geesin and Matt Banks are back after their 2016 Brighton Fringe show. “We changed so many peoples’ lives and saved so many animals that year that we had to come back and do more” says Geesin. “It’s our duty to the human race and to all the animals on the planet” adds Banks.

Comedy to open your heart and make you weep joyously whilst saving animals.

Games! Songs! Violence!

“Strange nonsense, indeed, and presented with a weird charm” (Chortle)

“Cracking gags turning on a smart use of language” (Chortle)

7:00pm to 8:25pm
Only in Brighton! Only in Brighton

What connects Abba and the Portuguese Revolution? Mount Everest and a supermarket in Hove? A stained wall and the genesis of a worldwide retail brand? What's the story behind a same-sex wedding in 1923? Britain's 'most useless' monarch? And why is my charming Regency property damp and crumbling?

Discover the real spirit of Brighton in a lively, funny and informative quest to uncover what makes this city unique - and a little bit weird.

Winner of 'Unique Experience of the Year for Brighton' 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Awards

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Crizards' Cromedy Hour Crizards

Crizards come to Brighton via Thameslink with an hour of spicy cromedy concerning bronze, weevils and utility bills.

Will and Eddy (the Crizard boys) are an offbeat double act specialising in bulletproof patter and inventive audiovisual happenings. A treat for your ears, eyes, heart, brain (nice memories), legs, arms, friends and wallet (free show).

Crizards were awarded third place in the Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off 2017, and are the stars and administrators of the monthly Crizards’ Cromedy Crub.

7:30pm to 8:25pm
Ella Woods: Wing Defence Ella Woods

A comedy show about sport by someone who hated it.

Ella has been twice nominated for BBC New Comedy Awards, heard on BBC Radio 2 and 4Extra, and was the ‘Best Cricket Bowler in Sussex' (3rd place, Girls under-12s, 2000). She is also part of Soho Theatre's Comedy Lab.

Ella grew up just outside Brighton, and spent a lot of PE lessons "running" along the Downs. She's thrilled to be performing at Brighton Fringe, least of all so that her old PE teacher can come and see what she’s getting up to now.

7:30pm to 8:20pm
Nik Coppin: Shark (Work in Progress) Nik Coppin Productions

He told a silly joke one night at a show in Australia and the events thereafter were rather confusing. Watch the globetrotting stand-up comedian analyse those events, jokes and comedy to hilarious effect.

There is no shark...

"Amazingly funny stories... wickedly clever insights... super funny, super fun and charisma up the wazoo" **** ½ (Melbourne Comedy Festival)
"Fast and funny... the audience loved it... sweetly, wildly hilarious" **** (Adelaide Fringe)
"Fast paced, witty, fun and amazing, all without any pretension" **** 1/2 (Melbourne Comedy Festival)

7:30pm to 8:30pm
MoMent-Us! MoMental

The self-styled "MoMentalist" Phil Ainsworth combines two genres not often seen together: motivational speaking, and stage magic. It doesn't immediately sound like a promising combination, but our review of his show last year praised both aspects of his work. He shares simple, verifiable techniques you can apply to life's problems – and he performs some impressive mind-reading tricks too. Even better, he's a genuinely likeable performer, on a warm-hearted mission to make the world a slightly happier place for us all.

The world's only motivational mind-reader returns to Brighton Fringe, but this year, it's momentous! Dangerous stunts and death-defying spectacles performed for your entertainment, Phil attempts to stay 'in the moment', and read your mind to avoid career-ending injuries, or even death!

If that wasn’t enough, Phil will also be teaching you how to overcome your self-limiting beliefs, achieve your goals in life, and push through your sticking points. This will be your 'MoMent-Us' Experience!

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Sisterhood Kriya Arts

Scratch performance: Three women, aged 20, 40 and 60 (but not a virgin, mother or hag in sight), set about unpicking the fine weave of our existence, re-examining with fresh and furious eyes the threads of gender, fertility, sexual assault, our collective future and the state of feminism today.

What taboos need eating? Which sacred cows should we slaughter? What will help us thrive? But most importantly of all - how are we going to sort this bloody mess out? As the analogue world disappears into the mists of time...

'Sisterhood' is a fearless adventure into the dark heart of this paradigm shift.

7:30pm to 1:00am
Crown's Sunday Session Skrew Loose Booking

The Crown's Sunday Session is a monthly live-music event showcasing the very best folk, blues and indie/rock music from around the Brighton area and further afield. Expect top-shelf and intimate performances brought to you by Skrew Loose Booking.

7:30pm to 8:25pm
Troy Hawke! Laughing Horse Comedy

I am back in Brighton to give you my take on things you never knew you didn't know about. It will be mellifluous and undeniably funny. But don't take my word for it...

"Undeniably funny" **** (Chortle)

"Character comedy that is near perfection" ***** (New Current)

"Perfectly written jokes" **** (Broadway Baby)

"Spectacular character... razor sharp wit laced with a touch of the surreal" **** (Fest)

"Beautifully written characters" **** (The List)

"One of the year’s best comedy acts... will outgrow his venue in no time" **** (Edfest Mag)

7:30pm to 8:40pm
The Woman Who Conceived The Pill Brass Tacks Theatre

It's 1918, and a woman who adores men is dreaming of 'a pill taken like aspirin' to free women sexually and choose when to have children. But contraception is illegal in the USA and science doesn’t have the knowledge.

What’s a girl to do? Battle the establishment, of course! And hire scientists! Oh and don’t forget to seduce men like HG Wells! Protest, tragedy, laughter, love and pills entwine to craft a compelling solo show spanning Mrs Sanger’s extraordinary life.

You will never forget her, she’s 'The Woman Who Conceived the Pill'.

7:30pm to 10:00pm
Bent Double Komedia Ltd

A gay-friendly, irreverent night of fun and frolics, hosted by Zoe Lyons ('Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow' and 'Mock The Week'). Featuring three top stars of stand-up.

Winner of Best Comedy Club Night (Chortle Awards) in Critics' Choice (The Times)

7:45pm to 8:45pm
Cinebra: Glenda & Rita Cinebra

Award-winning comedy duo, the makers of "adorkable" Sophie and Megan in 'A History of Horror' return with their latest addition to the Cinebra anthology with another "cleverly written" and "magically performed" full-length original show.

Glenda & Rita are two actresses from the golden era of cinema, immortalised in black and white and struggling to find work in this brutal, unforgiving technicolour world. From "Knowing your Onions" to "The Professional Blues", Glenda & Rita will take you on a monochrome journey from their Hollywood hey-day to their miserable flat in Lancing.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Tits in Space LoveHart Productions

'Tits in Space' - are they idiots or are they boobs? A sketch show involving two idiots, some space, emails, death, plankton, voiceovers, and boob hats.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer Scottish Comedy Agency

A Brighton regular, self-styled "gentleman rhymer" Mr B is a doyen of chap-hop – which, in the unlikely event you've never encountered it before, is rap done in a posh accent. He's been around for ten years, in fact, and this new show promises to launch him into his second decade with the aid of some new songs, a huge moustache, a three-piece suit and a banjolele. The retro-styled observational humour is hilarious at times, but our past reviews have also highlighted his command of his musical craft – and naturally, also, his "superbly crisp enunciation".

Local treasure Mr B returns to the Komedia for more chap-hop tomfoolery. The dawn of his second decade in the game sees Mr B spread his wings musically and lyrically with songs about chivalry, pipe-smoking, fortified wine, philosophy and intimate spam emails!

"Sublime Genius" (The Independent)

"Hip-Hop comedy genius" (The Telegraph)

"A true cabaret performer" (Nicholas Parsons)

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Goodbye Rosetta Hungry Wolf Visionary Youth Theatre

Hungry Wolf VYT return to Brighton Fringe with another original piece of cutting-edge theatre. Keisha and Mo are foster sisters, they are also the misfits. When Mo’s depression makes the ground give way from under her, Keisha struggles to understand the illness that seems to be devastating the lives of the people she loves.

Goodbye Rosetta is a fast-paced and warm-hearted look at the lives of a group of teenagers on the verge of adulthood, trying to come to terms with the challenges that mental health can put in the way of embracing what the future – and the stars – have in store.

8:00pm to 8:50pm
Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours Guru Dudu Productions

I've never actually been on Guru Dudu's headphone disco tours, but they've become a familiar sight in Brighton and, especially, Edinburgh. Looking for all the world like a 1980's breakfast-TV exercise coach, Guru Dudu leads a party-loving crowd around the streets of the city, playing tunes and calling out moves through wifi-connected headsets. No skill is required, just a willingness to have a go – and being in a big group must make it easier to shed any inhibitions about dancing in public. It's a surreal sight as a spectator… and looks a lot of fun to take part in, too.

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

Guru Dudu returns with his hilarious dance-walking tours of spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around local landmarks and lots of crazy interaction with onlookers. Everyone wears headphones (supplied) and can hear the fun commentary from Guru Dudu and the dance mix of uplifting favourites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s.

Wear comfortable footwear and preferably come empty handed (no bags, etc)

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

Check out our website for additional pop-up events with Guru Dudu.

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

8:00pm to 10:30pm
The Last Hurrah Brighton Spiegeltent

Well here we are. We made it, everyone – the very last night of the Brighton Fringe. And to see us out with a flourish, the Spiegeltent have laid on a two-and-a-half-hour show: featuring cabaret, circus and music from across their programme, it should be a hedonistic way to say farewell to the Fringe for another year. And it's goodbye from Fringe Guru as well: thanks to everyone who's followed our recommendations on our website or on Twitter, and to all the performers who've accommodated us in their shows. We'll do it all over again in 2019. See you then!

The last splash of magic and sparkle with some amazing acts and friends of our Spiegel family including spots from Elixir, Showtime, Les Femmes and more!

Join us on this unique and extravagant night to celebrate the end of Brighton Fringe 2018 - a party to end all parties, with an extra sprinkle of fairy dust!!!

8:00pm to 9:20pm
Blues and Burlesque 70s Soireé Blues and Burlesque

70s themed Cabaret with saucy, sexy live original music. After sell-out runs in London, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Perth and Brighton now back at the Rialto Theatre.

Music from ex Dexys piano-man Pete Saunders, plus comedy and Burlesque from Lady Beau Peep and Bruise Violet.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Caustic Comedy Nights Caustic Comedy Events

The name itself ‘Caustic Comedy’ is based on a particular form of humour: comedy that is acerbic, cutting-edge, even cruel or insulting but always amusing, indeed, corrosive and burning as the word ‘caustic’ itself suggests.

May 4
8.00 PM show:
Aidan Goatley
Lynn Ruth Miller(US)
Simon Caine
President Obonjo(LR)

LATE SHOW
10.00 PM show:
[MC] Aidan Goatley
Simon Caine
President Obonjo(LR)
Ray Badran(AU)

May 8 - LATE SHOW
10.00PM show:
[MC] Will Duggan
Lynn Ruth Miller(US)
Jürgen Strack(DE)
Will Franken(US)

May 15 - LATE SHOW
10.00PM show:
[MC] Will Duggan
Becky Fury
Jürgen Strack(DE)
Will Franken(US)

May 20 - LATE SHOW
10.00PM show:
Sarah Callaghan's Solo Show

May 25 - LATE SHOW
10.00PM show:
Will Franken’s Solo Show

May 31 - LATE SHOW
10.00PM show:
Will Franken’s Solo Show

Jun 3
8.00 PM show:
Will Franken’s Solo Show

8:00pm to 9:30pm
Boxes Purple Theatre

Are you black or white... girl or boy... straight or gay? Well? Or doesn’t it matter? Oh, it matters! Purple Theatre are dedicated to exploring the world of race and gender neutrality, the ‘no man’s land’, as it were, of identity. 'Boxes' drops you energetically into the world of two people who, faced with the task of organising a loved one’s affairs after their death, discover a wealth of information about their family and themselves. Featuring music, movement and sharp dialogue, the two polar personalities clash as they realise they are very different and exactly the same. Strap yourself in.

Touch tours available on request, please email samantha@purpletheatre.co.uk to book.

This project is supported by an encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe bursary.

8:05pm to 9:15pm
Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears The Wardrobe Theatre

The silver-tongued Goldilock can see that her days of selling moody goods on the cobbled streets of East End London are numbered. But when circumstances leave her on the run from a pack of bears and badly indebted to a notorious gangster, will our young heroine be able to raise the needed ‘bees and honey’ in time and avoid doing porridge?

An original alternative comedy - an ill-fated fusion of the classic fairytale with 1998’s cult cockney caper to create something new, exciting, smart and very, very funny.

"Clever, silly and uproarious!" **** (Reviews Hub)

8:20pm to 9:20pm
David McIver is a Nice Little Man David McIver

Wow, it's time for the debut hour of comedy from hot ticket and nice friend David McIver! That's right girls and boys, your special little man is all grown up and raring to do some of his high-spirited absurdist nonsense and silly characters.

"A refreshing breath of air in every sense." **** (Broadway Baby)

"Unique, silly... a fascinating blend of high nonsense." **** (The Mumble)

Selected for the BBC New Comedy Award 2017.

8:30pm to 9:30pm
Grace Katie Reddin-Clancy

In an old regional theatre, Alfie, a comedian who performed as the male half of a double act re-enters the stage... as Zora, a woman. A charming, funny rollercoaster through show business, gender, spirituality, identity and love. An important statement about gender fluidity and stage fright. “Solid comedy chops... a powerful and provocative piece of theatre” (Broadway Baby). “A remarkable, versatile talent who sets a very high bar indeed” (Herald Sun). “Acting and delivery were superb. Her brilliance shines in the details... The writing was clever, authentic and witty (The Advertiser). Dir: Peter Blackburn, Consult. Dir: Colin Watkeys, Dramaturge: Logan Murray

Edinburgh Preview

This project is supported by an encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe bursary.

8:30pm to 10:00pm
Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe Laughing Horse Comedy

A selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe.

A succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners alongside the best in fresh new talent, with five different comics selected daily from shows all around Brighton Fringe. Sell-out shows at festivals worldwide including Melbourne, Adelaide and Edinburgh.

"A cracking comedy selection" ***** (Cream of the Fringe)

"A fantastic night of comedy" **** (ThreeWeeks)

"Kept the crowd well entertained" **** (Rip It Up)

"A Strong show of fresh comedy" **** (The Argus)

8:30pm to 9:30pm
Mao That's What I Call Music! Andyland Productions

Following sell-out shows at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe for ‘Never Mind the Cossacks' (Brilliantly conceived Fringe Guru); Communist Crooner Des Kapital (Winner Gulags Got Talent) story sings the story of Mao’s China, using music by Adele (Hellish), The Smiths (Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Mao), Drake (Hotline Beijing), Robbie Williams (Engels), and lots more.

Perfect for entertainment or revision. Simply Red!

With award-winning comedian and teacher, Andy Thomas (Crimes Against Humanities Teachers).

Dead sparrows not included. Mass participation expected

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Sean McLoughlin: Living Well Is The Best Revenge Sean McLoughlin / PBJ Management

The battle for happiness has been won but there were casualties. New hour of stand-up from an "impassioned and uniquely brilliant talent" (The List) and Ricky Gervais tour support.

Star of Russell Howard's 'Stand-Up Central', 'Live At The Comedy Store' and 'Brexit Stage Left' on VICELAND.

**** (The Scotsman)

**** (Chortle)

**** (The Skinny)

"The best comedian you haven't heard of" (Time Out)

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Jay Cowle: Work In Progress Jay Cowle

Jay Cowle is a stand-up comedian and day dreamer which is all very nice until he wants to get something done, but things are changing. This time he's not wasting the day pretending to be a wizard. Now he's going to go outside and be a wizard.

9:00pm to 9:50pm
Camp Be Yourself BOX. Theatre Company

Welcome to Camp Be Yourself, for those of you that can’t be yourself in real life, you camp be yourself here! Close your eyes. We’re not in England anymore, we’re in a small remote town on the east coast of America. Say, New Hampshire? Maine? The Adirondacks? A place full of nature, friendship, and bug juice. This summer American camp counsellors, Emily and Betsy, will help you figure out life, while trying their darndest not lose their campers, or their minds. This surreal two-woman comedy blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, exploring the mental unrest of being an 'adult'.

9:05pm to 10:05pm
A Really Really Big Modern Telly Stokes & Summers

"Gone are the days of leaving the house to be entertained. We’ve got something new, something the dusty stage and movie theatre can’t offer, and best of all, it now stars you".

A double bill of comedy plays simultaneously celebrating and condemning modern life, sandwiched in sketches. An 80s re-imagining of the myth of Narcissus, and a contemporary fable, blending live theatre and projection, questioning what happens when the consumer becomes the consumed...

"Move over French and Saunders; Stokes and Summers are in town!" (Highly Recommended: Fringe Review)

9:15pm to 10:30pm
You Can't Watch This Play (Again) Something Underground Theatre Co.

Inspired by The Fool, Now, (& Death?).

Multi-award-winner, Jonathan Brown, takes you on a wildly subversive, newly-discovered-each-performance journey, with live musical score (David Molz) and in-the-moment plunges into worlds you’ve been told 'do not exist!' (and to shut up about them).

"Just peering over the dizzying edge of Brown’s sad, funny, mad world is a rush.” (The Stage)
“We are very lucky to have an actor like Jonathan Brown on our doorstep” (Britt Forsberg)

9:15pm to 10:15pm
Wratten & Robson: Juxtaposition Wratten & Robson

Juxtaposition is a show about how one man's misery can be another man's joy.

Martin Wratten (South Coast Comedian of the Year 2017, Hastings Fringe Newcomer of the Year 2017) and Ben Robson (GOAT Comedy and a bloody nice guy) combine to bring you an hour of comedy so fun, you'll be lucky if your jaw doesn't fall off.

Lively and deadpan styles collide in this work in progress show.

9:45pm to 10:40pm
The Maydays present: Happily Never After The Maydays

One of Brighton's many resident improv troupes, The Maydays are no strangers to the Fringe; they've earned five stars from us and others in the past, for their entertaining mix of unscripted comedy and music. Repeating a successful formula from last year, this show promises a Tim Burton vibe, using audience suggestions to tell a deliciously gothic story which changes every night. Reviews from last time suggest they embrace the darkness of their theme – with haunting tunes and tragic melodrama taking their place alongside outright hilarity.

Award-winning improvisers, The Maydays, present 'Happily Never After'; a twisted musical tale inspired by Tim Burton and The Brothers Grimm. Starting with your suggestion, The Maydays weave a fantastical tale, dripping with black comedy, gut-clenchingly playful characters and haunting live music that’s different every time.

Following sellout shows across Europe, this deliciously dark hit returns to The Warren for a second year.

"Fantastic! Improvisational theatre at its best!" ***** (Broadway Baby)

"Certainly worthy of Burton" (Chortle)

"Hilarious!" (Colin Mochrie)

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Getting Away Scott Free Scott Adams

Coming off the back of an international tour of Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Scott is bringing his new 2018 show to you wonderful people of sunny Brighton. A funny and warm story on how much of a numpty he truly is!

"A stylishly observational act" (ThreeWeeks)

"A barrage of quick-fire jokes" (Voice Magazine)

"Just on the right side of edgy" (Scene Mag 2016)

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Josh Glanc: Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian Josh Glanc

Winner: Best Comedy Fringe World 2017
Winner: Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe Weekly 2017

After huge comedy award wins, sold out shows at Melbourne Comedy Festival and Edinburgh, Josh Glanc finally brings his "surreal and superb character comedy" (Australia Times) to Brighton. Don't miss this exhilarating mash-up of sketch, physical stupidity and song.

"Bizarre, provocative, random, clever ... go see him" ****½ (The Advertiser)
"This is great comedy, and a lot of fun" (The Clothesline)
"One of the funniest and surprisingly touching shows you’ll find"
**** (Fest Magazine)

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Everybody's Crazy... Or Maybe It's Just Me! Tasty Monster Productions

When no one else can help, there's only one thing to do. Help yourself... to the wine!

Three generations of mental illness is one hell of a party! From planning grandma’s murder to failed suicides, covert operations and street-side brawls; our family puts the fun in the dysfunctional world of depression, dementia and disorder. Mental illness sucks. Let’s find a way to laugh about it.

A quirky and comic look at the things we like to shut away behind closed doors.

A unique look at family, relationships, and the journey of life, written and performed by Heather Bagnall.

#InterventionPartay

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Talking to the Dead Griffin and Jones / Sweet Productions

Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Magicians Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Using techniques from Victorian séance rooms, they invite you to join them in an unforgettable journey into the unknown. Will you face your fears and join them as they peer into the great beyond and ask the question, "Is anybody there?"

Sceptics and believers welcome.

Sold out Brighton Fringe 2016 and 2017.

10:15pm to 11:15pm
A Beginner's Guide to Bondage Sara Mason

A funny, naughty romp through the world of BDSM and fetish. Have you seen '50 Shades Of Grey'? Are you fetish curious? Do you ever feel like a change from vanilla sex? Mistress Venetia answers enquiries and books BDSM sessions. Dressed in leather, stockings and killer heels, she reveals all about her weird and wonderful clients.

10:30pm to 11:25pm
Jilberto Soto: Butterfly Jilberto Soto

Questions often arise if Butterfly is about Jilberto coming out of his cocoon and spreading his wings... No, that’s gay. It’s obviously about the hit 1997 classic Mariah Carey album 'Butterfly' so it’s even gayer. In all honesty, it’s a show that revolves around the butterfly effect, how the smallest change can make the biggest difference.

12:30am to 1:20am
Daniel Muggleton: Mouth Breather Mug & Kettle Comedy

Australian Comedian Daniel Muggleton makes his debut at Brighton Fringe in 2018! He released his debut album 'Let Me Finish' in 2017 with US label Comedy Dynamics, recorded live at The Comedy Store, Sydney. He's been invited to perform at the Sydney Comedy Festival Break Out Showcase and was selected as a Fresh Artist in 2014 and 2015. Having just moved to the UK, his blunt and honest storytelling is a breath of fresh air for audiences worldwide - don't miss out!

"Very, very funny" (Sydney Arts Guide)
"An hour non-stop of laughs" (The Plus Ones)