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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 10:55am
Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster! Little Blue Monster Productions

Pirate Pearl lives aboard the good ship Mirabel with her crusty old Grandpa Bert. One day, she finds a little blue monster hiding aboard. But little monsters grow into big greedy monsters, and this one is hungry! With songs, puppets and lots of mishaps, this fantastic family show will have you singing along, dancing in the aisles and laughing 'til your sides split.

Praise for previous shows:
"Excellent fun" (The Guardian)
"Packs charm in bucket loads" (The Stage Online).

10:15am to 11:10am
Sunshine Stickyback Theatre

The inexplicable friendship of Mr Sea and Mr Sand.

All Mr Sand wanted to do was relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of the sea air on his skin and the sunshine on his face. What he didn't know, was that he would soon have to share the beach with someone else. Let's just say, Mr Sand's day was about to be turned upside down and inside out. Caught up in the whirlpool of Mr Sea's chaos, Mr Sand does everything he can to get a bit of peace and quiet.

This interactive clowning spectacle is fun for all the family. Join in and enjoy this small adventure with a huge heart.

10:30am to 11:20am
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 recreate that Demi Moore and 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. There are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends book at the same time to avoid disappointment. Children under 16 require an adult, no under 12s.

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

Hove has been home to women whose ideas have shaken up our world: from some of Britain’s first women doctors to suffragettes, from social campaigners to boundary-shifting entertainers.

Walk in these women's footsteps, hear their stories, and take in a pioneering women's hospital and game-changing girls' school on this walk with Louise Peskett.

10:35am to 11:20am
The Red Balloon Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

Based on the classic 1956 short film by Albert Lamorisse, the award-winning Lucky Dog bring their brand new show to Brighton Fringe. Equally charming, funny, and touching, this adaptation is suitable for all the family.

Pascal lives a lonely life with his mother in Paris. On his way to school one day, he finds a red balloon and together they discover the true meaning of friendship. Lucky Dog are always a Fringe favourite, and have been playing to full houses and had 5-star reviews since 2013.

10:45am to 11:30am
Katie Pritchard: Hysterical Histories Katie Pritchard

Join freelance historical tour guide, Katie Pritchard, on this high-octane tour of her favourite people in history. Katie will bring history to life LIVE before your very eyes with some super catchy music, her VERY high budget hand-made costumes, and some death-defying feats of actory. Fun for ages 5-105.
"Inventive and Hilarious" (Broadway Baby).

11:00am to 12:00pm
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall Monski Mouse Media

Why toddle when you can dance! Parents and under 5s are let loose on the dance floor in the friendliest of discos. Created by our favourite DJ, producer and mum of two, Monski Mouse. Get your disco dancing booties on to an eclectic selection of retro hits, pop favourites and thumping nursery rhymes. Half Term Special 2 shows only!

? ? ? ? ? “the best baby dance party in the City” (Edinburgh Evening News).

? ? ? ? ? “absolutely joyous” (Edinburgh Families).

? ? ? ? ? “everyone let loose. Brilliant fun!” (Pam's Bake & Baby Blog).

? ? ? ? ? “EVERYONE was smiling" (Barefoot Review).

11:00am to 2:00pm
Sussex Food Tours Sussex Food Tours

This gourmet food tour takes you through the historical and cultural heart of Brighton. Fun and informative with all food, snacks, desserts and beverages (alcoholic and non), entertainment, sightseeing and guiding included in ticket price.

We will be running two different Brighton-themed food tours so please check our website for dates and more details:

- Vegetarian Brighton Tour
- Great Sussex/British Food Tour

11:00am to 12:30pm
Embassy Court Tours 2019 Bluestorm Limited

Eight walking tours of Embassy Court lasting between an hour and 90 minutes. Participants will visit a flat, the roof terrace, the tank rooms - not a military museum - but a chance to view pictures of the architect, Wells Coates, and the building through its historic transitions. Also includes a walk around parts of the front and rear of the building.

The entrance of Embassy Court includes the blue plaque of former resident, Edward Zeff, MBE and Croix de Guerre, awarded for his bravery after WW2. A new mural, a near copy of the 1936 original, has been reinstated in the hallway.

11:00am to 1:00pm
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.

11:00am to 2:00pm
Soapbox Science Brighton University of Sussex

Twelve women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) will be bringing science to the seaside for discussions, debates and demonstrations. Highlighting the breadth of research taking place in and around the region by female researchers. Get involved in activities to explore the world and beyond; from the microscopic to the infinity of space. Informal discussions will take place across the three hours as we rotate speakers to bring you twelve stories of science and the women behind the discoveries that are changing our understanding of life as we know it today.

11:00am to 2:00pm
The V.I.B. (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour Brighton Food Tours

Join the award-winning V.I.B Food Tour to get down and dirty with a selection of Brighton’s best independent food producers and street-food vendors.

Hear the stories, passions and politics behind their food and, best of all, try some tasty samples...

Ticket price includes approx. 7 stops and tasters. Specific dietary requirements can be catered for but must be requested at least 7 days in advance by email to: hello@brightonfoodtours.com.

Recommended by The Independent, Great British Food Magazine and Metro.

11:00am to 12:30pm
The Jungle Book JW Productions

Mowgli swings from one wild adventure to another with his friends Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Panther as he learns the law of the Jungle. Danger is never far away; Shere Khan the Tiger is on the prowl...

Picnics welcome, but beware of those pesky monkeys - they'll eat anything!

From the makers of 'Wind in The Willows' 2017, 'Swallows & Amazons' 2018, 'Peter Pan' 2018, 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' 2018 and 'The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio' 2017.

"Outstanding, what family theatre should be!" (Fringe Review)

11:00am to 12:15pm
This Noisy Isle Spun Glass Theatre

A treasure-hunt show giving 7-11 year-olds an adventure through a strange, magical new world.

You've washed up on a new shore...

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems and sprites hide around every corner? Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home.

Come prepared for the elements as this adventure takes place outdoors!

11:15am to 12:30pm
This Noisy Isle Spun Glass Theatre

A treasure-hunt show giving 7-11 year-olds an adventure through a strange, magical new world.

You've washed up on a new shore...

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems and sprites hide around every corner? Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home.

Come prepared for the elements as this adventure takes place outdoors!

11:30am to 12:25pm
Beauty and the Beast Jellyfish Theatre Company

On his way home through the forest, Beauty's father picks her a rose in the enchanted palace gardens. That turns out to be a VERY big mistake.

High-energy magical retelling of de Beaumont's story about being brave and finding friends in surprising places (with lots of laughing and joining in). For children aged 4 -7 and their friends and families.

"Captivates the attention of the young ones, who are visibly amazed" (Everything Theatre).
"My kids loved it" (Audience member).
"Perfect for inspiring young minds" (Tim Crowther).

11:30am to 12:45pm
This Noisy Isle Spun Glass Theatre

A treasure-hunt show giving 7-11 year-olds an adventure through a strange, magical new world.

You've washed up on a new shore...

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems and sprites hide around every corner? Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home.

Come prepared for the elements as this adventure takes place outdoors!

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 recreate that Demi Moore and 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. There are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends book at the same time to avoid disappointment. Children under 16 require an adult, no under 12s.

11:45am to 1:00pm
This Noisy Isle Spun Glass Theatre

A treasure-hunt show giving 7-11 year-olds an adventure through a strange, magical new world.

You've washed up on a new shore...

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems and sprites hide around every corner? Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home.

Come prepared for the elements as this adventure takes place outdoors!

11:50am to 12:35pm
The Laurel & Hardy Radio Show Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

It's becoming a bit of a trend just now: recreations of old-style radio shows, performed by actors with microphones in front a live audience. The nostalgic aura and much-loved characters add up to a sure-fire success, and in this case there are added grounds for confidence: Lucky Dog Theatre, who've made something of a specialism of Laurel & Hardy homages over the past few years. More than mere impersonation, the two principal actors invariably inhabit the roles with wit, warmth and sensitivity. It never fails.

Lucky Dog are now quite a Brighton Fringe fixture, constantly presenting different Laurel & Hardy material every year. Brand new for 2019, the award-winning duo return with a supporting cast to help recapture the magic of the best-loved comedy team of all time.

Stan and Ollie recorded several unique sketches on the radio for US troops, but these were never broadcast. Presented in a live recording setting, this will be the first time they have been performed professionally since the 1940s. It’s the closest you’ll get to seeing the original pair in action.

12:00pm to 1:15pm
This Noisy Isle Spun Glass Theatre

A treasure-hunt show giving 7-11 year-olds an adventure through a strange, magical new world.

You've washed up on a new shore...

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems and sprites hide around every corner? Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home.

Come prepared for the elements as this adventure takes place outdoors!

12:00pm to 5:00pm
Fringe City Brighton Fringe

Fancy a show but not sure what you're in the mood for? Get a taste of Brighton Fringe at our Fringe City festival showcase! Expect crazy cabaret, tremendous theatre, live music, comedy, circus, dance, acrobatics and more. Visit our website for full line-up details.

Fringe City is supported by the National Lottery Communities Fund and Sussex Masonic Charities.

12:00pm to 3:00pm
A Silver Jewellery Workshop Silver & Sage

The workshop is a fun tutor guided experience to create a personalised piece of real silver jewellery to take away with you that day - made entirely by you and gift box and silver chain included.

Refreshments:
Tea, coffee, drinks and a selection of snacks are available from the bar, as the workshop is held in a studio above the pub The Round Georges Brighton. Prior booking is essential, for more information and images please visit: www.silverandsage.co.uk.

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Squeezebox and Beats Jet Black Pearl

The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam spent many years in the south of France before settling in Portland, Oregon in 2014. She has performed on more than a thousand stages all over the world. Intelligently zany, her songs sound like a mad hatter's European gypsy tea party with a hip hop attitude. She creates grooves and mesmerizing layers of flute, plastic bottles, vocal percussion and harmonies while squeezing one hot accordion.

12:00pm to 12:50pm
The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends The Silliad

Why do geese fly south for the winter? Why does it always rain on a bank holiday? What's really inside an Oreo?

You suggest the question, and watch as the myth of its origin comes to life!

From the roaring thunder of Mount Olympus to the frozen tundra of Scandinavia, it's 'Horrible Histories' meets 'Clash of the Titans' meets 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'!

If you love improv, this is not a show to myth!

12:10pm to 1:10pm
Captain Breadbeard's Bready Brilliant Comedy Cookbook Captain Breadbeard

The only fast-paced pun-tastic bready-brilliant absurd sketch comedy show about a sailor with a beard made of bread that you knead to see this year!

Have you taken the time to consider the dangers that people with floury facial fuzz encounter every day? If not, then you’re in luck... Captain Breadbeard will take you on a magical and energetic journey of enlightenment. Ciabatta be there!

12:15pm to 1:30pm
This Noisy Isle Spun Glass Theatre

A treasure-hunt show giving 7-11 year-olds an adventure through a strange, magical new world.

You've washed up on a new shore...

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems and sprites hide around every corner? Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home.

Come prepared for the elements as this adventure takes place outdoors!

12:15pm to 1:15pm
Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Iris Prize

Iris Prize brings outstanding LGBT+ film from around the world to Brighton. The five programmes of short films on offer feature award-winners from the annual Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival, alongside moving depictions of queer intimacy, explorations of gender, and a timely selection of LGBT+ stories for young people. These diverse short films from twelve countries offer an honest window into modern queer life, representing the very best of current LGBT+ filmmaking.

The five programmes are: Intimacy; Gender & Family; Iris Prize – International; Iris Prize – Best British; Iris Prize – Youth.

12:30pm to 1:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

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 recreate that Demi Moore and 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. There are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends book at the same time to avoid disappointment. Children under 16 require an adult, no under 12s.

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Körper: Discover Your Body's Identity NEON

Join us for a dance and physical workshop like no other. To discover yourself. Is there only one truth, only one way of being male and one way of being female? One way to dress, to impress and one way to be successful? Is money the one thing that measures it all? Is there only one system to follow, one direction to go, one winner? Only one goal? Only one view, one opinion, one identity? Only one body?

12:30pm to 1:45pm
This Noisy Isle Spun Glass Theatre

A treasure-hunt show giving 7-11 year-olds an adventure through a strange, magical new world.

You've washed up on a new shore...

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems and sprites hide around every corner? Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home.

Come prepared for the elements as this adventure takes place outdoors!

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. Theatre, comedy, dance and cabaret 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. Hosted by Michael Fabbri.

"Startlingly insightful" (The Guardian)

Including our sell-out (2017 and 2018) 'Launch Night Special' and a brand new end of festival celebration show.

12:45pm to 1:45pm
On The Edge Comedy On The Edge Comedy

'On The Edge' is a Brighton institution. Bringing the best in new comic talent to the UK all year round. Our Fringe specials are always extra special. We've hosted everyone from brand new acts to household names, so you never know who might drop in! We hand pick all our acts so join us for a bill of guaranteed brilliance, showcasing some of the best performers from around Brighton Fringe and beyond! Our show is Pay What You Want so you can sample some of the best stand up the Fringe has to offer and help plan out what shows you simply can't miss!

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

The sell-out science, comedy and family magic show is back for its third year in Brighton. Join triple award-winning comedian and scientist Donal Vaughan as he performs amazing tricks using only things found around the house, to show how magical science can be. Along with some old favourites, there will be some brand-new tricks, including a giant air cannon and some bubble science.

Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. All the tricks can be performed by you when you go home.

12:45pm to 2:00pm
This Noisy Isle Spun Glass Theatre

A treasure-hunt show giving 7-11 year-olds an adventure through a strange, magical new world.

You've washed up on a new shore...

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems and sprites hide around every corner? Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home.

Come prepared for the elements as this adventure takes place outdoors!

1:00pm to 1:30pm
feat. an asteroid Brighton College (Drama Department)

An exploration into what it means to be a person living in the modern world. What happens when an event upends the life of one woman?

Featuring interaction, laughs and tears. A one-woman show presented by Brighton College.

1:00pm to 1:55pm
Two Piano Recitals at St. Michael's: Simon Ballard then Stefan Warzycki Music@St. Michael's

The brilliant British pianist Simon Ballard returns to play works by Schubert, Ries, Dvorak, Smetana, Ireland, Moszkowski, de Severac and Sydney Smith. We are absolutely delighted that Simon will play for us again. We then also welcome back the pianist Stefan Warzycki to play the virtuosic Chopin/Godowsky Op.10 Etudes in their version for the left hand alone. Stefan will be recording these fiendishly difficult and exuberant Etudes in the near future. Stefan is one of the top exponents in the UK of piano repertoire written specifically for the left hand alone.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
Four Thieves Vinegar FourTails Company

4 stars According to Wikipedia, Four Thieves Vinegar is a mix of vinegar and spices, believed in mediaeval times to offer protection from the plague. Matthias Richards, a 17th-century apothecary, has no truck for such superstitions; as the Great Plague of London begins to grip the city, he’s convinced his meticulous experiments have revealed a groundbreaking cure. There’s just one problem… his formula calls for gold. And right now, Matthias is locked up in a debtor’s prison. Read the full review.

A Black Comedy about the Black Death, by Christine Foster.

In the sweltering summer of 1665, the Plague sweeps through London. Three prisoners in Newgate Prison, believing they are doomed, indulge in drunkenness and debauchery. One of them, a young alchemist, believes he has a cure and begs his cellmates to help him make it.

Unfortunately the missing ingredient is gold, something they have no hope of obtaining without making good use of the only currencies they have at their disposal: sex, wit and lies.

1:00pm to 2:20pm
#BeMoreMartyn Hope Theatre Company

#BeMoreMartyn trended on Twitter in the hours after the announcement of Martyn Hett's death at the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017 – but what does it mean?

Hope Theatre Company asked eight of Martyn's closest friends and created a unique piece of verbatim theatre using their words. They give a remarkable insight into an extraordinary young man, who transformed each and every one of them.

Martyn’s friends take us on a journey from the cobbles of Canal Street to his legendary Eurovision parties, celebrating Deirdre Barlow, Mariah Carey and Michelle McManus along the way.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Breaking the Magicians' Code with Kane & Abel Kane & Abel

Britain’s bad boys of magic return to Brighton to commit more crimes against the art of magic. Codes broken during the show include: never reveal the secret behind a trick, never perform another magician's trick, never repeat a trick and never perform with food or animals.

"Seriously impressive" (BBC Radio)
"Full of surprise and fun that’ll leave you impressed and in stitches" **** (This is Radelaide)
"Both shine individually as magicians and comedians" **** (Broadway Baby)
"Excellent entertainment" (Velvet Box Office)

1:00pm to 2:00pm
SpiegelCircus Beach Without Sand Ltd

Join us this half term for a magical, interactive, family circus show in the sky! Journey through the clouds and see what you can find at the beautiful Brighton Spiegeltent, with lots of fun activities and an amazing skilled cast performing aerial, hula-hoop, hand-balancing, music and more!

All ages welcome and encouraged! Arrive an hour before the show if you want to warm-up with us, play and try out some circus skills for yourself. A fast-paced, fun show where anything can happen... and probably will!

1:00pm to 2:15pm
This Noisy Isle Spun Glass Theatre

A treasure-hunt show giving 7-11 year-olds an adventure through a strange, magical new world.

You've washed up on a new shore...

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems and sprites hide around every corner? Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home.

Come prepared for the elements as this adventure takes place outdoors!

1:15pm to 2:15pm
Prozac and Cons Show 101 Comedy

Ian appeared on a televised seduction course to find love. Did he get a girlfriend or turn into a Sleazy McTeasy? Plus Mat's tips: How to be a****holed at work without being an a****hole...

1:30pm to 2:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

1:30pm to 2:15pm
Stephen Catling vs Himself and Other Monsters Stephen Catling

A raggedy Northerner who absolutely refuses to listen to all those warnings about monsters and abysses tries to fight his way through hellish hoards of horrors. He fights them on the beaches and in the streets! In his kitchen! He shall never surrender! But at what cost will victory come? Will he be able to hold onto his humanity?

"Disgusting, horrifying, never disappointing" (Kyle Wallace, G&B comedy)
"Engaging, otherworldly and endearingly morose with an edge as sharp as his tongue" (Sam Rhodes Comedy Explosion)

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 recreate that Demi Moore and 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. There are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends book at the same time to avoid disappointment. Children under 16 require an adult, no under 12s.

1:45pm to 2:45pm
The Depression Cure Show Joymaker Productions

Warning: Anti-depressant. Dosage: To be taken once in 24 hours. Lost your dreams, your mind or your will to live? Drawing on life experience, Jonathan Winfield prescribes the serious answers and joyful silliness that makes life worthwhile, in a show to help you tickle the belly of apathy, tweak the nose of despair, and laugh at life’s difficulties.

1:45pm to 2:45pm
The Scrapyard Sessions Otherplace Productions Ltd

The fringe of the Fringe, full of wonder and whimsy. Drop into The Scrapyard at The Warren and find a hidden gem. Featuring spoken word, comedy, music and cabaret; remarkable performers presenting storytelling and comedy in all its forms.

1:45pm to 2:35pm
Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates Hot Mess

Fresh from their Soho Theatre transfer, 'Hot Mess' return to Brighton Fringe with their debut Edinburgh show. Max and Anna filmed themselves writing silly sketches for a year to make sure they didn't miss a trick. See their funniest ideas from the last 12 months and get a peek behind the curtain of their intense friendship. They spend a lot of time together; like, too much. Finalists, Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! 2018.
"Hot Mess pump up the pace with fast sketches... the two actors supporting and flowing with each other beautifully" (Chortle).

2:00pm to 2:50pm
"I'm Just a Little Bit OCD" Universal perspective

Have you ever thought "Wow, I could push that person in front of that train". As Grace returns from University, she finds Tilly, her younger sister, a shell of her former self. Tapping, washing, checking, speaking to herself, trying to keep the bad thoughts away. From discovery to diagnosis and finally recovery, Tilly finds out what it's really like to have OCD. Dismantling the myth that OCD is a just a quirky personality trait, a short play incorporating stand-up comedy, physical theatre and real life experiences.

2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geoffrey Mead's Clifton and Montpelier Tour Geoffrey Mead

Brighton’s the only Fringe we know with a “Tours” section in its programme, and it's fun to take the chance to explore the city’s promenades and alleyways. For a gimmick-free walkabout and a focus on unembellished history, look no further than Geoffrey Mead – whose encyclopaedic knowledge of Brighton’s past is matched by an eye for approachable human stories. He has two tours in this year’s programme; this one investigates the peaceful Victorian terraces spreading north-west from the Rialto.

Close to the city centre lies the Victorian suburb of Clifton Hill and Montpelier; a quiet, architecturally-interesting community with its own geological, geographical and social history background. This tour looks at building materials and styles, occupations past and present, viewed on a stroll through this fascinating locale.

2:00pm to 2:50pm
My Fern Flower Unearthed Theatre

4 stars My Fern Flower is a strangely-named and strangely-beautiful show, which sits somewhere on the boundary between theatre, storytelling, and music. When you net it right down, it’s the tale of two brothers: Jonah, who narrates the tale, and Jim - ten years younger - who needs help that only Jonah can give. But there’s a mythical dimension to it as well: Jim has a free-rolling imagination and a book of collected stories, including one story that the brothers decide must never be told. Read the full review.

Two Brothers.
A collection of tales.
One final journey.

‘My Fern Flower’ uses a full length live soundscape, physical theatre and storytelling to transport you into realms beyond comprehension. You will laugh, cry and be mesmerised at our humanity. Come experience one man's quest to save those he loves the most.

"Unearthed theatre is an exciting act with a promising future" **** (Fringe Review)

"It’s obvious from the start that Unearthed Theatre, is a cut above" ***** (The Wee Review)

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 3:30pm
Absolutely Brighton: The Original City Tour Brighton City Walks

Award-winning, 90 minute city tour. Perfect for visitors and residents alike. Discover secret tunnels, lost royal romances, Jack the Ripper's favourite pub and much more.

TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' award-winner 2016, 2017, 2018.
"Fascinating walking tour", "Excellent guide", "Terrific introduction to Brighton", "Interesting and fun tour" (TripAdvisor reviews)

2:00pm to 7:00pm
Brighton Rockers Roller Derby Brighton Rockers

Roller derby is a fast-paced, hard-hitting sport where two teams of badass women compete for points by being the strongest, fastest, and most agile as they race around the track on roller skates. Come cheer us on as the A and B teams take on their newest opponents at this double header event!
In addition to the big hits, high leaps, and smart gameplay, you’ll be guided through the game by explanations and jokes from our wonderful announcers, be tempted by our Brighton Rockers merchandise, and for our smallest fans there are colouring competitions and 'Chuck-a-duck' to play at half-time.

2:00pm to 2:55pm
Gerry Carroll: Crock or Gold Gerry Carroll

He's 66 and he has his own leprechaun, but is Gerry a crock, or is he gold? He'll let you decide. In his third Brighton show the one-time 'Angel of the Month' winner explains how 'Send in the Clowns' is his story. Or is it 'Death of a Clown'? Lunchtimes at the Temple or 2pm at the Kennel, Gerry will be explaining. Expect attempts at songs, eating bananas, Irish dancing and maybe a crock of gold. Having done stand-up and clown around London for five years, Gerry's focusing more on clown. It's enjoyable, funny and makes a great early afternoon break.
Two words: Velcro trousers.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences for 30 years with the art, magic, science of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he sells out every year. Louis explores the dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy, artistry, audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep all ages mesmerised. From square bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people in bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Love and Information Brighton College (Drama Department)

Caryl Churchill’s 'Love and Information' is a kaleidoscopic play of short scenes addressing contemporary issues about knowledge, technology and communication, and our capacity for love.

Performed by pupils and staff from Brighton College.

2:10pm to 3:05pm
Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+ Carole Shaw

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

2:15pm to 3:15pm
Huggers Comedy World Productions

Huggers returns! With an ever-changing selection of performers chosen from the best acts around the Fringe. With a host keeping the laughs going with jokes, fun competitions and prizes, there's no better show for fun with all the family.

"Laughing and smiling until our cheeks hurt" **** (Rip It up)
"Great show" **** (The Scotsman)
"An enjoyable hour of varied family fun" **** (Broadway Baby)
"Perfectly timed for child attention spans, it left the kids wanting more - my eight-year-old absolutely loved it!" **** (Child Friendly Brighton).

2:25pm to 3:25pm
The Clinic 4 Kidz Josh McAuley

Are your parents annoying you? School getting you down? Is your sister a pain?

Come see your drag-ony aunt Gloria and let her and some super funny comedians solve all your problems. We've got comedy, great advice, and ridiculous prizes to give you. Yes, you. Probably. Definitely not your parents. You.

2:30pm to 3:45pm
Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore Something Underground

Penned by the ever-impressive Jonathan Brown, this fun but foul-mouthed play was a sleeper hit on its debut back in 2013 - earning strong reviews, an award nomination and a transfer to London. Telling the true life story of a prostitute in 19th-century Brighton, the script’s full of historical references to please a local audience, yet sensitive enough to make visitors from anywhere care. The brick-lined chamber underneath the Old Hall Hotel should make a fitting venue too.

A tale of sex, seduction and survival in the underworld of 1800's Brighton. "I'll lift me skirts and show you what I've been hiding from you for thousands of years...".

Discovered in a subterranean, historic chamber, Betsy tells her story. A thrilling, award-nominated, one-woman show from multi award-winning theatre company, Something Underground.

"Writer Jonathan Brown knows how to drive a plot" (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

"A secret gem of the Fringe, not to be missed!" ***** (Remote Goat)

"Try to catch her if you can" ***** (Fringe Review)

Brighton & Hove Arts Council Best Actress 2017

2:30pm to 3:50pm
Instant Composition Singing Workshop King Sisters

How to improvise a composition together? In this workshop Annelie Koning will help you discover your individual sound. She will give you tools to improvise in a small group, with who you work together towards a short composition. Can you find balance between your individual quality and the collective composition?

2:30pm to 3:30pm
T.I.M.E ('The Intricate Moments of Everyday') (E)merge

Trading skills and strengths from various walks of life. Emerge, explore the complexities of human emotion and how we navigate our lives around it. An intimate, reflective work, with the essence of 'play' as a primary focus. 'The Intricate Moments of Everyday' is a collaborative, improvisation lead piece of physical theatre that brings 'the everyday' to the forefront of our imaginations.

2:30pm to 3:25pm
Becky Brunning: Action Antihero (Work in Progress) Becky Brunning

Becky Brunning: Funny Women Finalist, daredevil, Broadchurch actor, helmet owner, brings her new nigh-octane show to Brighton after her debut hour 'Beaming' stormed* Edinburgh Fringe in 2017.

"Her comedy insinuates itself, forcing its way inexorably through the cracks in her audience's defences and flourishing there" (Broadway Baby)

**** (Australia Times)

*at least caused a bit of weather

2:30pm to 4:30pm
The Pride Brighton Little Theatre

The powerful debut play from Alexi Kaye Campbell, winner of an Olivier Award, the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, and the John Whiting Award for Best New Play.

Alternating between 1959 and 2019, 'The Pride' examines changing attitudes to sexuality, looking at intimacy, identity and the courage it takes to be who you really are. The 1959 Philip is in love with Oliver, but married to Sylvia. The 2019 Oliver is addicted to sex with strangers. Sylvia loves them both.

Contains some sexual scenes and a small amount of nudity.

2:30pm to 3:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Ricky Riddlegang and the Riddle Gang Benjamin Alborough // Peracals Productions

Join hip teen detective, Ricky Riddlegang, and his trusty Riddle Gang as they solve the mystery of the haunted manor and put the perpetrator to death. Spectres, suspects and shenanigans abound as the Gang delve into an enigma that threatens to devour them all.

***** (West-End Wilma)

**** (Broadway Baby)

**** (Fringe Review)

**** (Remote Goat)

**** (IThankYouTheatre)

**** (LondonTheatre1.com)

**** (Spy In The Stalls)

**** (Everything Theatre)

**** (Secret Theatre Ldn)

2:30pm to 3:20pm
Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg Theatre Fideri Fidera

The mind-boggling tale of how a long time ago in a place we now call Yorkshire, two young hunter gatherers palled up with their mortal enemies the wolves, and together invented man's best friend; the dog. Expect rapster wolves, flying meat bones, prowling sabre-toothed tigers, tasty slugs, and lots and lots of scary howls in the night. A hilarious new comedy from the same creative team that won the 2018 Primary Times Best Children’s Show Award. Perfect festival entertainment for kids and big kids of all ages!

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 recreate that Demi Moore and 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. There are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends book at the same time to avoid disappointment. Children under 16 require an adult, no under 12s.

2:45pm to 3:45pm
The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen Oh So Funny Comedy

Amazing tales elegantly told. Top award-winning comedians and improvisers tell extravagant stories all based on the Adventures of Baron Munchausen. There will be swords and duels and elephants and castles built of cheese, and all of it is completely and irrefutably true.

Leicester Comedy Festival Best Children's Show 2018 nominee. "All of the show was brilliant!" (Festmag). Rated by ThreeWeeks mag as one of their top 3 children's shows to see in 2018. "Bonkers and magnificent! Best children's show I have seen at The Fringe" (Euen, Facebook) "Excellent!" (BBC Radio Leicester).

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Kissing Annie Lennox A Rude Awakening

Not a tribute act, but an act of attribution. Androgynous Annie catches Jo’s eye and helps her through tough days. Is Annie the only person who really sees Jo? And as Jo isn’t kissing Annie, who is? A one woman show about taping the top 40, men’s shoes and Annie Lennox posters. A Rude Awakening return with their third show.

"Beautifully acted, sensitively directed and very thoughtfully put together" **** (Fringe Guru)

"Makes an often beautifully controlled script feel spontaneous" **** (The Stage)

"Jo Merriman puts on a dazzling performance... " ****(Three Weeks)

3:00pm to 7:00pm
7090: Kwat Toet Sop 7090 with Brighton Spiegeltent

It sounds faintly rude to me, but "Kwat Toet Sop" actually means Quirky Soup, and Dutch collective 7090 are promising an afternoon of oddball happenings to round off Brighton Fringe. Centred on the Spiegeltent, we're promised priests on hoverboards, an impossible performance from a marching band, and a cleansing ritual involving both bubbles and strawberry jam. 7090 have a chequered history in Brighton - some of their work's been mind-blowing, some less than stunning - but it's free to watch, so there's no reason not to drop by.

BOOM! Have no fear, 7090 is here.
The (in)famous collective from Amsterdam is back in action.
Pop-up happenings from their world and your imagination, like a child will explode with unrestrained possibilities for adventure.
Abstract priests going around the church, fanfares parading in and around the gardens and a washing happening for a fresh start: What more do you need?

3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sussex Food Tours Sussex Food Tours

This gourmet food tour takes you through the historical and cultural heart of Brighton. Fun and informative with all food, snacks, desserts and beverages (alcoholic and non), entertainment, sightseeing and guiding included in ticket price.

We will be running two different Brighton-themed food tours so please check our website for dates and more details:

- Vegetarian Brighton Tour
- Great Sussex/British Food Tour

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

Guru Dudu returns to his beloved Brighton this year with a few special guest tour guides and special events – see gurududu.org for details.
Enjoy his hilarious dance-walking tours of spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around Brighton 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 also at door if not sold out.

Check out some special themed tours this year:

Queen - Fri 6pm, May 3, 17, 31.
Abba - Fri 6pm, May 10, 24
90's - Sat 6pm, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1
60's - Mon 3pm, May 6 & 27
70's - Mon 4.30pm, May 6 & 27
80's - Mon 6pm, May 6 & 27
Sundays 3pm - with special guest tour guides

All other tours run as classic format: 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's mix

3:00pm to 4:00pm
The F*ck Around Joe Foster

Join Joe Foster (Winner of South Coast Comedian of the year 2015) and Phil Jerrod (Winner Best Debut Show Leicester 2015) for a right royal f*ck around. Two of Brighton’s best stand-up comedians in a room under a pub working up new material. It’s going to be loose, anarchic and funny as f*ck, plus there’s a bar so you know, at least you can have a pint.
"Reassuringly Confident" (The List).
“Casual brilliance” (The Guardian).

3:00pm to 10:00pm
B.fest 2019 B.Fest / Brighton Youth Centre

B.fest is the Brighton Youth Arts Festival and is run by young people aged 13-19 years, and for young people. B.fest is a week full of gigs, exhibitions, theatre, comedy, skateboarding, workshops, and much more. Come and celebrate, and support the next generation of creative talent. Events happen across Brighton and Hove.

3:00pm to 3:55pm
Sophie Duker: Venus (Work in Progress) Sophie Duker

Sophie Duker is not a goddess. But she's got it. Yeah, baby, she's got it. She's your Venus, she's your fire at your desire. Work in progress hour from "a sparky proposition" (The Independent), and creator of 2018 sell-out show 'Diet Woke'. Star of Channel 4's 'Riot Girls', as seen on Comedy Central and BBC Three.

3:00pm to 4:30pm
Immersive European Sauna Bathing Experience Beach Box Sauna Spa

Let us take you on a sauna journey...
Pack your swim gear; we're off to experience the spa rituals of Europe, all from the comfort of your sauna bench on Brighton Beach.
This will fire-up your senses; it’s going to be hot, aromatic and steamy.
We’ll return you home on cloud nine.

Beach Box Brighton is a popular, year-round, wood-fired, public beach sauna spa.
Our Sauna #1 is in a converted horse trailer. This Fringe we'll have a 2nd larger show sauna to immerse you in guided sauna experiences from across Europe.

Bring 2 towels and beach shoes

For the full itinerary head to our website.

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Hurricane Michael 2 The Barbary Ape

It's the tail end of the 1980's.

Still in his bunker, celebrity weatherman Michael Phish has finally completed a video recording of the truth behind his failed weather forecast of the great storm of 1987.

It is now the end. The beginning of the end. Certainly the end of the beginning. How now brown cow?

This show contains known Gnomes and unknown Gnomes.

3:10pm to 4:00pm
MOTHER: CHARACTER ASSASSINATION MOTHER COMEDY

Jack Mosedale and Laura Curnick are MOTHER. Bringing their unique brand of character-based comedy to Brighton Fringe, join MOTHER for an unapologetic hour of low-brow, high-camp sketch comedy. Tactless HR Managers, a live Charles Dickens experience and the high glamour of Jane McDonald all coalesce in a buffet of trashy treasure. It’s an “inspired slice of sketch comedy” **** (Broadway Baby) that’s guaranteed to be over in approx. 50 minutes. Mother knows best.

3:15pm to 4:15pm
Addicted to Fun Jane Hill

Jane used to be fun. By fun, she means drunk. She’s been sober for 15 years but still misses the buzz of that first, second, third, fourth, fifth drink. A frank and funny show about anxiety, sex, alcohol and that time she nearly vomited over Noddy Holder.

"Comedy gold... throughout, she holds the room in the palm of her hand, with a stream of laughs only interrupted by knowing nods through the set-ups, erupting into laughs again at punchlines. The audience enjoyed her so much they almost forgot to drink their pints" ***** (One4Review).
"An empowering experience" (BroadwayBaby).

3:15pm to 4:15pm
The Scrapyard Sessions Otherplace Productions Ltd

The fringe of the Fringe, full of wonder and whimsy. Drop into The Scrapyard at The Warren and find a hidden gem. Featuring spoken word, comedy, music and cabaret; remarkable performers presenting storytelling and comedy in all its forms.

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Sara Barron: The Coconut (Work in Progress) Bleecker and LaGuardia

The "reigning queen of New York’s live storytelling scene" (Jon Ronson) and host of US live show The Moth, Sara’s debut stand up hour garnered 5* reviews and earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. With her sophomore effort, Barron aims to dissect the fundamental decency – or lack thereof – inherent to of all us. Are we actually good, or do we rather perform goodness, only to crack under the pressure when it comes to all manner of genuine sacrifice?

"Filthy and fearless... debuts don't get much bolder than this" **** (The Telegraph). 

3:30pm to 5:00pm
Office Politics BandBazi presents B.Collective

BandBazi presents the B.Collective in Office Politics

The workplace is given a unique circus twist. Enjoy an upside-down perspective as this unique group of co-workers do everything they can to keep the daily grind interesting. From dancing towards deadlines and customer care on the ceiling to aerial acrobatics in the meeting room, this really is blue skies thinking.

Devised by the B.Collective, a group of highly skilled aerial artists from Brighton's local circus community who train together throughout the year to enhance their emotional well being.

Directors: Alfa Marks; Philippa Vafadari

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Griffin and Jones: Surprisingly Good Magicians Griffin and Jones / Sweet Productions

Despite the modest title, there'll be nothing surprising about another hour's fine entertainment from Griffin & Jones. Their magical double-act combines high-quality illusions with unforced comic banter; they have a joyful rapport with each other, and that good-natured enjoyment spreads out into the audience, too. Their tricks are multi-layered and, even if you've seen a lot of stage magic, there'll probably be something fresh and confounding; this new show could still have some rough edges, but past form's enough to make it a Sure Choice.

The pioneers of slapdash magic are back with another mishmash of magical mayhem! Join them in a world where the jokes come thick and fast, anything is possible, and nothing is quite what it seems. These award-winning idiots have become famous for their fast banter, tight chemistry, contagious energy, and showstopping wizardry.

"Machine gun patter" ****1/2 (Reviews Hub)
"You must see the show!" **** (Broadway Baby)
"The perfect Fringe magic show" **** (Fringe Guru)

3:30pm to 5:30pm
Capture the World in Clay Kajetan Uranitsch and Katelijne Beukema

In early 1980 the Swiss artists Fischli & Weiss started thinking about categories for possible sculptures: history, culture, sports, entertainment, science, personal memories, and many more. They ended up with a long list of possibilities, some became sculptures, some didn't. Their clay figures became the inspiration and starting point for our performance ‘The World We Live In’. In this workshop we discuss and question the world we live in, the categories of Fischli & Weiss, and then we translate this into clay figures. LET’S CLAY!

3:30pm to 4:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Let's Get Tough Sons & Co.

Assertiveness training and self-defence for the contemporary woman. A self-defence inspired sketch comedy and cabaret show.

Sons & Co are sketch double-act Imogen Edmundson and Fi Simpson. Imogen was one of Funny Women’s One to Watch in 2017, and having beaten the black-out at Up the Creek, has performed at their Friday night show on multiple occasions.

Fiona was Pegasus Comedy’s New Act of the Year 2018 and a semi-finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018. She has trained in comedy improvisation with the Free Association and was described as an “outstanding comedy performer”.

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Ian Smith: Work in Progress Ian Smith

Multi-award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC Three's 'Sweat the Small Stuff', Dave's 'The Magic Sponge') returns to Brighton with a work in progress of his sixth solo show. It's about love and stress, but don't worry, there's also a bit about Kalashnikovs and a story about a pigeon eating some mushy peas.

Amused Moose Comedy Award and ThreeWeeks Editors' Award winner 2017.

"Catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time" (The Telegraph).

"A riot of sprightly silliness" (Chortle).

***** (The Mirror).
***** (ThreeWeeks).
**** (Chortle).
**** (Metro).
**** (The Skinny).

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Shrink Laughing Horse Comedy

By 2020 depression will be the biggest first world problem, but how does this rise affect the mental health work force? Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones shares thoughts from his training. Hear about neurosis, low mood and attachment problems, with stories about his patients too. N.B. Exact details changed to preserve patient confidentiality (and to make them funnier).

Brighton Fringe Best Newcomer Nominee 2018.
Shortlisted for BBC New Comedy Award 2018.
**** (Arts Award Voice).
"Perfect and hilarious" (Buzzfeed).

3:55pm to 4:45pm
Drawn and Quartered Cry Havoc Theatre Company

5 stars As we take our seats for this finely-wrought two-hander, the stage is shrouded in darkness - and there’s a big surprise in store for us once the lights come on. The entire back wall is covered with a stunning abstract mural; in front of it stands a woman, freeze-framed in open-mouthed horror, like a reveal from a home-makeover show gone terribly wrong. The problem, we soon learn, isn’t just what’s appeared on on the walls of her living room, but also the man who’s responsible. Read the full review.

There's a review on the way for this one, but we've seen enough already to make it today's Sure Choice. A thoughtful, sometimes intense two-hander, Drawn and Quartered studies the fallout from a failed relationship - set against the literal backdrop of a giant abstract mural, immortalising the couple's shared life. The script demands your attention as it traverses emotional highs and lows, and your perspectives will change as you learn more about what makes the couple tick. It's a powerful and credible performance, which offers lots to think about but presents no easy answers.

Michael and Ana have had no communication for six months. Hearing Michael’s painting career is on the downslide, Ana takes pity on him and hires him to paint the studio apartment they shared for four years, to prepare it to sell. She leaves for a couple of days to find he has indeed painted. But not the colour she left.

A beautiful portrayal of a relationship with moments that everyone will recognise. Maggie Bofill is one of the founder members of Labyrinth Theatre company in New York, and together with Claudine Sinnett from Cry Havoc Theatre Company, this production is one not to miss.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Going South Going South

Brace yourselves for a very special afternoon of musical frivolity, as this fabulous duo unleash upon you their zany mix of comedy and stunning harmonies.

An act unlike any other, where opera meets West End and topical and irreverent humour abounds. Their incredible vocals and musicianship are guaranteed to make you leave wanting more. Put simply, a class act – utterly lovable.

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

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences for 30 years with the art, magic, science of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he sells out every year. Louis explores the dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy, artistry, audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep all ages mesmerised. From square bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people in bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all.

4:15pm to 5:15pm
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams Bibi and Bichu Ltd

Circus Abyssinia was a hot ticket at the Edinburgh Fringe a couple of years ago, and has a clutch of four- and five-star reviews to show off from its international tour since then. The show's narrative is built around two Ethiopian boys who dream of becoming jugglers - mirroring the inspiring real-life tale of the troupe's two founders. But it's the energy and physicality of the performance which reviews highlight most, with acrobatics, aerial work and clowning among the highlights.

Circus Abyssinia weaves the dreams of its cast through heart-stopping feats of acrobatic daring. Inspired by real-life jugglers Bibi and Bichu, the show tells the tale of two young Ethiopian brothers who dreamed of the circus in a country without one. When the boys make a wish upon the moon they are joined by a host of high-flying figures - some enchanting, others menacing, but all of them circus ‘dreamers’, who together awaken an incredible new Ethiopian tradition.

"Sensational entertainment" **** (The Times)
"One of the best acts ever seen... fun for all the family" ***** (Mail on Sunday)

4:15pm to 5:15pm
Electric ILA Productions

Baby wipes, glitter and cans at the ready, Joni and Scarlett head off on their respective weekends. From two walks of life and residing on two sides of the festival, the pair unexpectedly meet in the neon fields of Irish music festival, Electric Picnic. Hysterically riotous and soul-stirring, 'Electric' probes our innate prejudices and preconceived notions of who we are, while taking you on the session of a lifetime!

Festival season is upon us, let's get this party started!

"smart, funny, utterly engaging..." ***** (TheArtsReview)
"a play not to be missed..." **** (The Reviews Hub)

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Kokoda Palmerston Projects Pty Ltd

In 1941, England had its Battle of Britain. A year later the Japanese army was rampaging through the South Pacific and the battle to save Australia was on, to be fought along New Guinea's infamous Kokoda track by a motley militia of poorly trained young Australians plucked off the streets of Melbourne. Private Morris Powell is one of the heroes from that campaign. Through Jayden Marshall we join him in the battles, hearing his story of courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice: the making of the men that rescued Australia from invasion and turned the Pacific war.

“All Credit!” (The Scotsman)

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Mustard Doesn't go with Girls Bric à Brac Theatre

When the children of Bow-on-Tie start mysteriously disappearing, Abigail decides to investigate further. She embarks on a music-filled adventure to uncover the town’s secrets, topple the cabinet of treacherous animals in charge and prove that girls are made of more than just sugar and spice. Catch this original tale from “witty and inventive” (The Stage) international Lecoq trained company, Bric à Brac.

Using an original score, slick movement and strong characters, this production seeks to poke fun at fairy tales from the past whilst creating new storylines for the young generation of today.

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Steve McNeil: Video Games (Work in Progress) Steve McNeil

The creator of (and team captain on) 'Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit' bangs on about video games for an hour. It might be some adapted bits from his forthcoming book about the history of video games (Hey! Listen!). It might be some anecdotes about his TV show. It might even involve playing games if he's not written enough stuff. No idea. He's not started work on it yet. First work in progress. Quality will be either variable, or consistently poor.

4:30pm to 5:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

4:30pm to 5:45pm
Here We Are Again Wired Theatre

4 stars “Here we are again, happy as can be, all good pals and jolly good company.” So runs a cheery song from the 1930’s, which I remember learning on my grandmother’s knee; you’ll hear it - and a handful of other music-hall classics - at intervals during this offbeat and rewarding play. But the lyrics carry a heavy irony, for the warring couple at the heart of the script are anything but pals… and husband Andrew is far from happy, spiralling into a world of guilty fantasy and pitiful self-destruction. 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 they count as a sure bet all the same. The latest show is the conclusion to a trilogy, about a philandering psychologist losing his own grip on reality; expect an unusual and creative production, with plenty to talk about afterwards.

In the final part of Wired Theatre’s darkly comic trilogy, the ageing psychotherapist believes certain people want to destroy him. His life is spinning out of control again!

Can he overcome this vortex of disaster and save his marriage or is he hurtling towards inevitable self-destruction? The story so far uncovered a web of deception.

Now the quiet house in Hove becomes the site for more surprising revelations. This original devised promenade performance offers another provocative, immersive experience.

4:30pm to 6:00pm
Immersive European Sauna Bathing Experience Beach Box Sauna Spa

Let us take you on a sauna journey...
Pack your swim gear; we're off to experience the spa rituals of Europe, all from the comfort of your sauna bench on Brighton Beach.
This will fire-up your senses; it’s going to be hot, aromatic and steamy.
We’ll return you home on cloud nine.

Beach Box Brighton is a popular, year-round, wood-fired, public beach sauna spa.
Our Sauna #1 is in a converted horse trailer. This Fringe we'll have a 2nd larger show sauna to immerse you in guided sauna experiences from across Europe.

Bring 2 towels and beach shoes

For the full itinerary head to our website.

4:30pm to 5:20pm
Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy (Work in Progress) Nick Elleray

Nick Elleray, "quality downbeat comedy" (Chortle), is known for his dry, bleak musings on the dark and squalid aspects of life. But the times we live in are too grim, so he's trying a new approach and looking for joy wherever he can find it.

Can a miserable old leopard change his washed-out spots? Probably not. But it'll be fun to watch him try.

"Brilliant, astute observational comedy about middle-aged life" (Adam Bloom).
"A fine variety of cracking good jokes" (ThreeWeeks).
"Time and money spent on Nick Elleray is time and money well spent. He’s great" (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

4:40pm to 5:40pm
Frankenstein in the Bin Theatre in The Bin

Fred Strangebone has created a monster... Inspired by the greatest horror story of all time with help from a grotesque, buffoon assistant and the contents of a very disturbing dustbin!

A solo horror show with character comedy, clowning and delightful unpleasantness.
Written and performed by Ben Whitehead, who returns to Brighton Fringe after 2017's 'Freakshow'.

“Comedy Genius” **** (London Pub Theatres).
“Character driven comedy at its best” **** (Broadway Baby).

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

After a hugely successful run at last year's Brighton Fringe, 'Mental' returns. This is a 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.

"Thank goodness for Dave; he tells his invaluable story with humour and tongue-in-cheek charm...hilariously entertaining" (Mail On Sunday).

"Quirky, moving and hilarious" (Indy 100).

***** (ArtsAward).
***** (Bunbury Magazine).
**** (List).
**** (EdFestMag.com).
**** (ThreeWeeks).
**** (BroadwayBaby.com).
**** (EdFringeReview.com).
**** (VoiceMag.uk).

4:45pm to 5:45pm
Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Iris Prize

Iris Prize brings outstanding LGBT+ film from around the world to Brighton. The five programmes of short films on offer feature award-winners from the annual Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival, alongside moving depictions of queer intimacy, explorations of gender, and a timely selection of LGBT+ stories for young people. These diverse short films from twelve countries offer an honest window into modern queer life, representing the very best of current LGBT+ filmmaking.

The five programmes are: Intimacy; Gender & Family; Iris Prize – International; Iris Prize – Best British; Iris Prize – Youth.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
BREXIT Tom Corradini Teatro

One country, one family. United in blood, divided in spirit.

June 2016. A few days before the Brexit referendum. A father and son debate their stance on the vote. They are united in blood but divided in spirit. The two characters argue their respective positions while digressing on the essence of what being British and European really means to them. The debate turns from surreal to grotesque until both of them cast their vote...

A show about freedom, loss and identity with elements of mime and physical theatre, premiered at the 2018 Avignon Theatre Festival.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Jack Stark: Tea, Bee, Sea Jack Stark

Full-time idiot Jack Stark hasn’t written this show. A story about procrastination and panic.

Jack Stark is a new persona from the artist behind the cabaret clown Kiki Lovechild, who has trained with the masters of clowning, including Gaulier and de Castro, and toured variety halls for 14 years.

“A wonderful clown that smacks of the black and white films of old. His physicality is simple and fluid, and his enjoyment of what he does shines through brightly” (The Metropolist).
“He fills us all with wonder, laughter, and love. His is a unique work of art" (Fringe Review).

5:00pm to 6:30pm
Geoffrey Mead's London Road Tour Geoffrey Mead

London Road is an area rapidly regenerating after years of inner city decline. New businesses have moved in, with improvements to the Open Market and The Level, new housing at the Co-op, New England and on Ditchling Road, and a general feeling of urban regrowth. The physical geography, historic nature of the buildings and layout of the former farmland bubbles through into the 21st century scene. This tour takes in history and landscape, past industry and present day housing.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Comedy World of Sports Laughing Horse Comedy & Laughing Panda Productions

Brits and comedians are big sports fans, but what is the world’s greatest sport? Rugby union or league? Proper football or that American version? Is the Olympics just people running in circles? Can darts be a sport if you do it whilst holding a beer in your hand? But what about synchronised swimming, curling and other lesser known sports? Even extreme ironing!

This is an interactive comedy game show where comedians pit their wits, comedy and sporting skills against each other, defend the sport they love and try to win challenges from audience and host to find the best sport.

GAME ON!

5:00pm to 5:55pm
Song of the Sisters King Sisters

Joske, Annelie and Marthe Koning combine storytelling, movement and song to portray the universal dynamic of the family. A stunning, personal tale, which also takes you effortlessly down your own memory lane.
"The chemistry between the three sisters is sparkling, from which speaks love, but also struggle and rivalry. We were overwhelmed by goosebumps." (Amsterdam Fringe Jury).

5:00pm to 5:45pm
Neil O'Rourke: Thump (Work in Progress) Neil O'Rourke

A work in progress show from Neil O'Rourke, Finalist of Irish Comedian of the Year, New Comedian of the Year, and So You Think You're Funny.
"What he lacks in swagger – and possibly friends – he more than makes up in delightful punchlines and entertaining yarns" (Steve Bennett, Chortle).
"Genuine, uncontrived quirkiness ... an eye for the absurd" (Julia Chamberlain, Chortle).

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Juicy Juicy

Imogen Edmundson (Funny Women One to Watch), Naomi Wattis (BBC Radio 4) and Leo Gallagher (Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018 Finalist, shortlisted for BBC New Comedy Award 2018, “Arresting charisma” Steve Bennett, Chortle) squeeze comedy out of everything from batch cooks to coming out and holidays with the kids to bring you a refreshing hour of stand-up that’s invigoratingly lively, unashamedly bitter and most definitely, juicy.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
The Secret Comedy Club: Fringe Comedy Hub Artista

We have over 80 professional comedy acts who applied to Artista Cafe & Gallery. This will be a Fringe Comedy Hub run by The Secret Comedy Club. We will have comedy on 6 days per week from 5pm until 11pm daily (3pm start on weekends). Check our website for full listings and tickets for these full Brighton Fringe shows.
Here are just some of the many acts that will be doing their 1 hour shows with us (in no particular order):
Steve Bugeja
Stephen Carlin
Sara Barron
Radu Isac
Adele Cliff
Al Lubel
Daphna Baram
Sanj Surati
Daniel Muggleton
Gary Tro
John Pendal
Ali Woods
Katie Pritchard

5:15pm to 6:05pm
Remind Me Again Why I Need A Man Two Foolish

When you’re used to holding the whip hand, Death can be an unwelcome distraction.

Karen Summers has the ideal life as a dominatrix. Her customers fear her, business is booming, and the chief of police is one of her clients. But when purple-suited Death pops by to summon her to the afterlife, she has to re-examine her life choices. She has an hour to persuade Death that once again, she holds the whip hand. Who needs a man?

From the team that brought you 'Get Fit With Bruce Willis' and 'Painted Love', featuring the songs of Annie Lennox and Eurythmics.

5:30pm to 6:15pm
Belladonna Falmer Concerts, St. Laurence Church

11 May: Belladonna Trio (Sue Mileham, soprano, Jane Plessner, clarinet, Nicola Grunberg, piano) 'Romantic and Resolute', Including Meyerbeer 'Hirtenlied', Crussell 'From Ganges Beauteous Strands', Mccabe 'Three Folksongs', Mozart and Spohr.

18 May: Sophia Bartlette, 'The Gypsy Violin'.

25 May: Anthony Hawgood, Tenor, Trevor Alexander, Baritone, Peter Crockford, Piano: “Doppelganger - Art Song in English”

1 June: Sussex Flutes.

5:30pm to 6:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Pelican: Fisk Pelican

Whirlwind comedy by the critically acclaimed Pelican (makers of 'The Cat Man Curse'). Benny Hawk, the world’s greatest tennis player, must find out who killed his partner, Bjorn Fisk, before it’s too late... Fresh from a run at the Soho Theatre, Pelican’s hotly anticipated follow-up show is not to be missed. "A wonderland of absurd sketches and characters, tied together with the thread of a wonderfully eccentric story" ***** (A Younger Theatre), "A joy to watch" **** (List), "Wildly funny" ***** (Broadway Baby).

5:40pm to 6:40pm
Will Rowland: Cocoon Will Rowland

New Comedian of the Year finalist presents a show about isolation. A one-man show, obviously.

"Playful... intellectual" (Chortle).
Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017 finalist.
Max Turner Prize 2017 finalist.

5:45pm to 6:45pm
The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan Sarah Callaghan

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan

Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan, fresh from hugely successful tours of Australia and New Zealand, returns to Brighton with a powerhouse mash-up of comedy and poetry about gangs, fitting right in and feeling left out. Everyone seems to have a gang; her peers, family, politicians, terrorists. Where’s hers?

"Sharp and funny... no impersonations or corny artificial persona - just a young lady-geezer talking funny for an hour. Damn the industry needs more of that" **** (The Music, Australia).
"Fiercely impressive and quite stunning" **** (Scotsman).

6:00pm to 7:30pm
The Jungle Book JW Productions

Mowgli swings from one wild adventure to another with his friends Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Panther as he learns the law of the Jungle. Danger is never far away; Shere Khan the Tiger is on the prowl...

Picnics welcome, but beware of those pesky monkeys - they'll eat anything!

From the makers of 'Wind in The Willows' 2017, 'Swallows & Amazons' 2018, 'Peter Pan' 2018, 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' 2018 and 'The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio' 2017.

"Outstanding, what family theatre should be!" (Fringe Review)

6:00pm to 7:10pm
amendments: A Play on Words Middle-Weight Theatre Company

John Chesterton works in a world where political correctness is paramount.
Fear of offending an increasingly sensitive populous is widespread, and any language deemed inappropriate or discriminatory is strictly forbidden to the company's "no" list.

Rapidly, words vanish and phraseology begins to disappear from people's vocabulary, and while all around him conform, John seems to be the only one asking: if this censoring continues, will he soon be inhabiting a world where there is nothing left to say?

Strong language may (or may not) be used in this production...

6:00pm to 6:30pm
feat. an asteroid Brighton College (Drama Department)

An exploration into what it means to be a person living in the modern world. What happens when an event upends the life of one woman?

Featuring interaction, laughs and tears. A one-woman show presented by Brighton College.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
James Bran: Hack Momentum Artist Management

Technology is making life easier, but at what cost? Join James Bran on a comedic exploration of convenience addiction; a sidesplitting look at the value of personal data, and a hilarious take on the destruction of democracy in the face of Big Tech. Most importantly, is it possible to hack comedy?

"Edgy entertainment you'd be silly to miss" **** (Three Weeks)
"Guaranteed to have you in stitches" **** (Broadway Baby)
"Proper well funny" **** (Mumble Comedy)
"Bleak... Tortured... Needing therapy... Moustache" *** (Three Weeks)

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

Guru Dudu returns to his beloved Brighton this year with a few special guest tour guides and special events – see gurududu.org for details.
Enjoy his hilarious dance-walking tours of spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around Brighton 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 also at door if not sold out.

Check out some special themed tours this year:

Queen - Fri 6pm, May 3, 17, 31.
Abba - Fri 6pm, May 10, 24
90's - Sat 6pm, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1
60's - Mon 3pm, May 6 & 27
70's - Mon 4.30pm, May 6 & 27
80's - Mon 6pm, May 6 & 27
Sundays 3pm - with special guest tour guides

All other tours run as classic format: 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's mix

6:00pm to 7:15pm
Love (to) Bits B.Fest / Brighton Youth Centre

'Love (to) Bits' is a seriously comedic drama or kind of a dramatic comedy, however you choose to look at it, there will be laughter and some tears. Performed in the style of a stand-up comedy gig that incorporates verbatim theatre elements, the play is comprised of two story arcs. The main arc focuses on the romantic life of the main character, while the secondary showcases different people’s answer to the age-old question “What is love?”, the two are perpetually intertwined.

'Love (to) Bits' won the B.Fest Brighton Fringe Award at IYAF 2018.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Beautiful Mary Day Eugene Doyen Presents

Rachel will never forget Mary Day, the damaged local legend. They met as teenagers. Mary never asked for any help, but Rachel wanted to save Mary, to protect her. Back then, Rachel struggled to cope with her own problems.

The Beautiful Mary Day is a moving and emotional one-act monologue with its world premiere performances at this year’s Brighton Fringe.

6:00pm to 11:00pm
The Spire Festival Bar The Spire

A festival oasis in the heart of Kemptown, an atmospheric bar stocked by the best local suppliers where you can discover experimental art, unusual performances and out of the ordinary music from 9pm. Each visit to The Spire will be a unique experience and it's all totally free of charge.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Samantha Pressdee: Covered Love Muffin Productions

The only thing batshit crazier than Sammie was the welfare state supposed to be helping her! Getting your needs met in austerity Britain is like a game of Russian roulette. Will she beat the system? Work in progress.

"Excellent storytelling and very funny" **** (One4Review)
"A fascinating insight into a world many people only glimpse and may just fire up your social conscience" (Chortle)
"Startlingly honest" **** (Bunbury Magazine)
"A socio-political and cultural butterfly" **** (Mumble Comedy)
"Free-thinking, hard-hitting and anarchic, but delivered with a twinkle in the eye" (Fringepig)

6:00pm to 8:30pm
Sing-a-long: Grease! OCR Productions

It's systematic, it's hydromatic... Why it's Grease lightin'. Back at the Courtroom for another spin. T-Bird, Pink Ladies and Beauty School Dropouts all welcome.

6:00pm to 7:15pm
MET Musical Theatre Showcase 2019 Northbrook MET

An energy-packed performance by the Musical Theatre Degree students at Northbrook MET.

The showcase includes some of musical theatre's finest numbers from a range of composers and styles, from traditional to contemporary. With music from composers such as Pasek and Paul, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Stephen Sondheim, and dances in a variety of styles from Tap to Contemporary.

Last year's show received rave reviews, so come and watch these talented students before they forge a path into West End shows, following graduates before them.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Scottish Falsetto Socks: Roll Up! Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Virtually a cult classic in Edinburgh, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre delivers exactly what its title claims: two Scottish-voiced sock puppets, performing in a tiny tartan-clad theatre. The show always tackles its subject-of-the-year with cheesy songs, groan-worthy puns and an impressive array of sock-based "costume changes". This time we're promised a circus theme, crossed with a little music-hall; it's a brand-new show but, if their Twitter account is anything to go by, the jokes are as lovably terrible as always.

Winners of the The Bath Comedy Fest Best Joke Award 2018, Socks return with a new comedy hour in a circus-esque style.

The award-winning Socks are back with an hour of fire-breathing, tightrope-walking, juggling, magic and burlesque. Probably. New show, circus and music hall-style. Did we mention we won an award? (Bath Comedy Festival Best Joke Award 2018. You heard.)

"Space-age comedy to knock your socks off" **** (Daily Record).

"Had every single audience member... laughing until they cried." ***** (Edinburgh Evening News).

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Brighton's Singing Barber: Peter Joannou The Something For The Weekend Show

Brighton’s singing barber Peter Joannou and The Something For The Weekend Show. From his window on The Lanes he sings classic songs from The Great American Songbook and introduces special guests including Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and many more...

6:00pm to 7:30pm
Immersive European Sauna Bathing Experience Beach Box Sauna Spa

Let us take you on a sauna journey...
Pack your swim gear; we're off to experience the spa rituals of Europe, all from the comfort of your sauna bench on Brighton Beach.
This will fire-up your senses; it’s going to be hot, aromatic and steamy.
We’ll return you home on cloud nine.

Beach Box Brighton is a popular, year-round, wood-fired, public beach sauna spa.
Our Sauna #1 is in a converted horse trailer. This Fringe we'll have a 2nd larger show sauna to immerse you in guided sauna experiences from across Europe.

Bring 2 towels and beach shoes

For the full itinerary head to our website.

6:10pm to 7:05pm
Intolerable Side Effects Claire Parry

A millennial rabbit wants to find love, but she’s having some serious problems with her contraception and her confidence...

Diane, a young rabbit and keen to do what rabbits do best (yes, sex, although she does also love wiggling her cotton tail), is also keen not to have a litter. Diane finds herself in the GUM clinic being advised to take ‘Celery’ as a form of ‘vegetation separation’. However, Celery causes some bizarre and unpleasant side effects for Diane, who finds that it hinders her dating and sex-life significantly more than it helps.

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe Laughing Horse Comedy

It's a comedy Bonanza!

Back for a second year in Brighton, this stand-up comedy selection is an exciting pack of comedians, with top headliners and the best up-and-coming performers selected from shows all around the Fringe.

See a bundle of comics visiting Brighton from the international comedy circuit, alongside a selection of great acts from around the UK and the very best in hilarious new and local talent.

It's different at every show. You'll see something you weren't expecting, something new and maybe something extraordinary!

The perfect start to your Fringe night!

6:15pm to 7:10pm
Will Penswick: Nørdic(k) StraightUp Productions

Full-time detective. Part-time performer. Full-time Scandinavian. Will Penswick is 'Pætur Pætursson' from the Faroe Islands. A detective in the Tórshavn (that's the capital city). Police like his father and his father before him, a troubled, semi-legendary DJ, Pætur is going toe-to-toe with Scandinavia's most dangerous criminals and he needs your help... Because there's no crime like snow crime.

"You will be in for a comic treat" **** (PlaysToSee).
"Hard not to love...Brilliant" **** (Radio Ha-Ha).
**** (BroadwayBaby).

6:30pm to 7:30pm
What the Frick!? Alice Frick

A request for sex talk in German, a crippling back injury and coming out to her religious grandmother... Alice Frick knows the recipe for disaster well! The confused Austrian abroad indulges in life with wide-eyed enthusiasm.

Award-winning Austrian comedian Alice Frick escapes the Alps to follow a few of her favourite things; doing comedy and being openly gay, but she ends up experiencing one nightmare after another.

Spending a year reading every self-help book available, she was left with only one question: 'What the Frick?!'

“Exuberant... perfectly pitched” (ThreeWeeks).

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dino Dini's Artificial Wisdom Chance Bliss

Exploring the epic themes of life, philosophy and video games, the man behind the classic retro games 'Goal', 'Player Manager' and of course 'Kickoff 2' brings you this quirky, funny and (just a little) nerdy musical journey.

Dino Dini will be delighting and entertaining you for one night only with all original music exploring his time in the gaming industry and outlook on life; the only man on earth who can play a C++ chord, his music is infused with irreverent humour, sharp wit and clever lyrical wordplay which makes for a brilliantly entertaining show.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Beautiful Dance of Life & Death Erin R Hartnett Productions

Can a young astronaut and a fallen star save a former dancer who is fighting a bizarre illness and her bohemian roommate? Or will they be captured and tortured with no end in sight? In this imaginative new drama, based on a true story, two friends fight to dance the steps towards hope.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Lulu Popplewell: Work in Progress Lulu Popplewell

Join Lulu in a (short) hour of stand up as she tries out ideas about spooning, Christmas films and how all human beings are fundamentally repulsive (yes, even you, sorry). This is a work in progress show ahead of this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It will be silly. It will be fun. There will probably be party poppers and chocolate.

"A perpetual target for bullies" (Chortle)

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year finalist
Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Borderline Millennial Kuan-wen

What if you were born on a cut-off point of two generations? What if no one really knows what that bloody cut-off point is? Kuan-wen finds himself jumping on the bandwagon of baby-boomer-bashing, but sides with management moaning about the "snowflake" generation at work. He doesn't fully trust Jeremy Corbyn but neither does he support the uncool Tory. He's just about managing new tech and social media.

This is a show by a neither-nor guy when it comes to generation generalisation, who isn't sure if he is unlucky, opportunistic or just indecisive. Oh, from a foreigner's perspective.

6:30pm to 7:15pm
Sullied Kristi-Leigh Gresse

Sullied: to damage the purity or integrity of...

What do we do in a world where human tolerance and experience is so conditioned to endure abuse, suffering and pain. Using dance and spoken word this piece dives deep into the world of rape culture, sexuality, gender identity, race polarisation and religion. Sullied challenges us to deconstruct the politics around our bodies and interrogates the effects that patriarchal ideologies, rape and misogyny has on the human psychic.

Gold Ovation Award winner at the National Arts Festival South Africa 2018.

6:30pm to 7:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Further Education Unmasked Theatre

4 stars It’s the middle of the 1980’s. Margaret Thatcher is at the height of her power; but she’s threatened by an industrial dispute, a year-long coal-miners’ strike which threatens to bring her government to its knees. As the quarrel grows ever uglier, striking miners travel far from their home-towns, picketing the lorries moving stockpiled coal. Frank is one such miner, and he’s found himself a billet with a sympathetic group of students - who offer him a sofa in the flat they share. But the students are modern feminist thinkers, and Frank… well, Frank isn’t. Read the full review.

1985: Frank the miner likes doing his job and reading the Sun. Unfortunately, Maggie is after his job and his new housemates definitely don't like him reading the Sun. In a riotous clash of class, morals and feminism, very traditional Frank finds himself bunking down with three very modern students at the heart of the picketing wars.

In a country seeking to eradicate his livelihood, Frank must decide how he would like to be remembered once the line is inevitably drawn.

Award-winning Brighton company Unmasked Theatre returns with a winner from the highly successful Brighton Scratch Night.

6:35pm to 7:25pm
Father of Lies Sweet Productions

'Making a Murderer' meets 'Rosemary's Baby'... 'Father of Lies' tells the chilling true story behind a mysterious, unsolved murder in West Germany, 1973. A thrilling horror show about haunted priests, jealous widowers, and satanic cults. Sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2017-18, London Horror Festival 2017, Brighton HorrorFest 2018, and VAULT Festival 2018.

“Compulsively gripping... genuinely unique” **** (The Stage)
“Devastating” ***** (LondonPubTheatres)
“Remarkable” ***** (Horror Hothouse Review)
**** (The Wee Review)
**** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)
**** (LondonTheatre1.com)

6:45pm to 7:30pm
Stop Goofing The Caxton Arms

A stand-up show about being yourself. Winner of the Silver SRA Kevin Greening Award for Creativity 2017, supported by BBC Radio 1. As seen and heard on BBC Wales, Comic Relief, and Talk Radio.

"I cried with laughter. Some of Kostelecky's impressions and accents were pitch perfect like those performed by a young Jim Carrey" (The Founder)
"His charisma and stand up comedy captivated the audience from the moment he stepped onto the stage" (The Orbital Magazine)

7:00pm to 8:00pm
In the Shadow of the Black Dog All The Pigs

Not long ago, I lost my best friend. Soon after, I sat in the hospital emergency room, alone and scared, believing I didn’t have long left to live. I felt unable to call any of my mates to be with me. A few months later I was chased down by two knife-wielding men on a moped, and narrowly escaped. After overcoming these events a thought stayed with me I haven’t been able to shift; I don’t know if I can save myself.

I eventually reached out to my mates and found we were all harbouring the same fears about being a man or not a good enough one. This is why I wrote ‘In the Shadow of the Black'.

7:00pm to 7:50pm
Daniel Nils Roberts: The History of the World in 1 Hour Daniel Nils Roberts

An absurd multimedia pelt through the history of everything. Fresh from taking London's West End by storm in smash-hit, 'Austentatious', character-peddler Daniel attempts to cram the entirety of recorded time into just one show. Will he cover it all? No. But it's going to be one hell of a ride.

Perth Fringe World Best Comedy nominee 2016 and 2017.
As heard on BBC Radio 4 and 6.
"Devastatingly funny" **** (Fest).
"Sheer genius" **** (The Scotsman).
"So funny that it seems like Roberts is just showing off" **** (Broadway Baby).

7:00pm to 8:15pm
Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore Something Underground

Penned by the ever-impressive Jonathan Brown, this fun but foul-mouthed play was a sleeper hit on its debut back in 2013 - earning strong reviews, an award nomination and a transfer to London. Telling the true life story of a prostitute in 19th-century Brighton, the script’s full of historical references to please a local audience, yet sensitive enough to make visitors from anywhere care. The brick-lined chamber underneath the Old Hall Hotel should make a fitting venue too.

A tale of sex, seduction and survival in the underworld of 1800's Brighton. "I'll lift me skirts and show you what I've been hiding from you for thousands of years...".

Discovered in a subterranean, historic chamber, Betsy tells her story. A thrilling, award-nominated, one-woman show from multi award-winning theatre company, Something Underground.

"Writer Jonathan Brown knows how to drive a plot" (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

"A secret gem of the Fringe, not to be missed!" ***** (Remote Goat)

"Try to catch her if you can" ***** (Fringe Review)

Brighton & Hove Arts Council Best Actress 2017

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ian Lane: Paperweight Ian Lane

Paperweight. Spatula. Cushioned tea tray. Chicken lattice. Which weapon would you protect your house with? In this work in progress multimedia stand-up comedy show, Ian Lane considers how the military techniques of the SAS can be applied to managing an orderly and domestically fulfilling family household.

New Comedian of The Year Finalist 2014. Two-time BBC Radio New Comedy Award semi-finalist. **** "His visual aids are exquisite works of comedic gold" (One4Review), "Inventive, cliche-phobic comedy that makes a strong impression for its creativity" (Chortle).

7:00pm to 9:30pm
Krater Comedy Club Komedia Ltd

Award-winning comedy with top international and UK comedians. Brighton’s best night out.

“A night full of fun and side-splitting laughter. I didn’t want it to end” (The Latest).
“THE place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy” (The Independent).

7:00pm to 7:45pm
Cool Story Bro (Work in Progress) Trevor Tokabi

Have you ever witnessed a couple's divorce? When these people are your parents, your life turns upside down, especially if you're 8-years-old. Trev takes you through his coming of age, and what he believed to be a school trip to Ivory Coast. Spending his adolescence in an army boarding school, whilst coming to terms with his dual identity, this show will resonate with you even if your ‘rents are still happily married.

Cultural identity, peer pressure, family heartache, and more.

7:00pm to 8:15pm
Damien Lantern Theatre

5 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2016 Damien is one of Fringe 2016’s hidden treasures: a 40-year-old script, a masterful solo performance, and a story that’s both shocking and inspirational. It tells the real-life tale of Father Damien de Veuster, a Catholic priest – and now a saint – who lived in a community of leprosy sufferers on a remote island in Hawaii. Cruelly exiled by their government, the lepers of Molokai endured a lawless and impoverished existence, cut off even from the comforts of religious faith. Cut off, that is, until a young Flemish priest named Damien came along. Read the full review.

Returning to Brighton after a short but successful run in 2016, Damien is a meaty and thoughtful piece of theatre based on a shocking but inspirational real-life tale. It's the story of a priest who lived among an island colony of leprosy-sufferers; it charts his journey from naive enthusiasm, through self-doubt, to anger at the world's ills. Our 5* review from 2016 cited sole actor Daniel Finlay's expansive, convincing performance, enhanced by the evocative detail of the set and design.

"Damien is one of the Fringe's hidden treasures: a 40-year-old script, a masterful solo performance and a story that’s both shocking and inspirational. The real-life tale of Father Damien, a priest who lived in a community of leprosy sufferers on a remote island in Hawaii. Cruelly exiled by their government, the lepers endured a lawless and impoverished existence, cut off even from the comforts of religious faith. Cut off, that is, until a young Flemish priest named Damien came along. Daniel Finlay’s tour-de-force performance spans the full range of human emotion" ***** (Fringe Guru).

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Railed Head First Acrobats

From the creators of the smash hit 'Elixir' (winner of Best Circus and physical theatre award at Adelaide Fringe 2018).

Welcome to 'Railed', a western-themed circus spectacular, combining the trademark physical talents, finely chiselled bodies and hilarious comic timing of the Head First Acrobats.

Prepare yourself for when bare chested circus meets bare knuckle bar fights. A racy, heart-stopping display of the finest acrobatics by the most ridiculous storytellers in the circus.

Leave your expectations at home, come to the wrong side of the tracks, and let the HFA boys steal your hearts.

7:00pm to 8:45pm
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour Exchange Events Ltd

Those dazzling divas are back, coming of age and celebrating 21 years with 'The Greatest Show Girls Tour'! The entertainment soars from start to finish with infectious, showstopping performances that'll bring you to your feet time and time again. The glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of Vegas in a mesmerising spectacle fulfilling dreams for everyone. A chance to luxuriate in a vibrant, euphoric bubble of laughter, beauty, splendour and music. A complete celebration of individuality and pride in saying “This is Me”, undeniably you’ll agree that the lady boys are the greatest showgirls!

7:00pm to 11:00pm
Crystalz Tavern Brownton Abbey

There’s a proverbial sh*t-storm raging out here, but inside Crystalz Tavern exists a secret cabaret party that stops for nothing.

A throbbing neon lighthouse guiding you to a space of safety, away from the jagged rocks of late stage capitalism. A speakeasy that heals the wounded and holds the oppressor to account. Featuring a shifting constellation of the UK's best live art/cabaret performers and guest DJs.

Resist man-made monsters like broflakes and binaries at our cabaret of camaraderie, with artist rebels and allies that refuse to go down quietly; in heels, in binders and in solidarity!

7:00pm to 8:15pm
Here We Are Again Wired Theatre

4 stars “Here we are again, happy as can be, all good pals and jolly good company.” So runs a cheery song from the 1930’s, which I remember learning on my grandmother’s knee; you’ll hear it - and a handful of other music-hall classics - at intervals during this offbeat and rewarding play. But the lyrics carry a heavy irony, for the warring couple at the heart of the script are anything but pals… and husband Andrew is far from happy, spiralling into a world of guilty fantasy and pitiful self-destruction. 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 they count as a sure bet all the same. The latest show is the conclusion to a trilogy, about a philandering psychologist losing his own grip on reality; expect an unusual and creative production, with plenty to talk about afterwards.

In the final part of Wired Theatre’s darkly comic trilogy, the ageing psychotherapist believes certain people want to destroy him. His life is spinning out of control again!

Can he overcome this vortex of disaster and save his marriage or is he hurtling towards inevitable self-destruction? The story so far uncovered a web of deception.

Now the quiet house in Hove becomes the site for more surprising revelations. This original devised promenade performance offers another provocative, immersive experience.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Love and Information Brighton College (Drama Department)

Caryl Churchill’s 'Love and Information' is a kaleidoscopic play of short scenes addressing contemporary issues about knowledge, technology and communication, and our capacity for love.

Performed by pupils and staff from Brighton College.

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan Jim Tavaré

In 2017, comedian, BAFTA award winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist Jim Tavaré and his dog Mr Kippy were involved in a near-fatal, head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles where he has resided since 2009. He lived to tell the tale.

Directed by Henry Normal, Jim comes to Brighton Fringe with his award-winning Edinburgh performance 'From Deadpan to Bedpan': his first narrative show.

"Long awaited return is a triumph" (The List).

"Had the audience hanging on his every word" (The Scotsman).

"The iconic deadpan master with timing to die for" (Al Murray).

7:30pm to 9:00pm
Immersive European Sauna Bathing Experience Beach Box Sauna Spa

Let us take you on a sauna journey...
Pack your swim gear; we're off to experience the spa rituals of Europe, all from the comfort of your sauna bench on Brighton Beach.
This will fire-up your senses; it’s going to be hot, aromatic and steamy.
We’ll return you home on cloud nine.

Beach Box Brighton is a popular, year-round, wood-fired, public beach sauna spa.
Our Sauna #1 is in a converted horse trailer. This Fringe we'll have a 2nd larger show sauna to immerse you in guided sauna experiences from across Europe.

Bring 2 towels and beach shoes

For the full itinerary head to our website.

7:30pm to 8:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

7:30pm to 9:05pm
Brighton16 Chamber Choir: Two Concerts at St. Michael's Music@St. Michael's

Brighton16 is a newly formed choir of 16 classically trained singers. Along with their director Matthew Jelf, they'll sing Herbert Howells' Requiem, his Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing and the Mass for Double Choir by Frank Martin. The choir will perform the same programme of works at both of these concerts. Do join us on either date for some glorious a capella choral singing.

7:30pm to 8:00pm
Square Peg 2headedpigeon Theatre Co.

Award-winning punk theatre company present a dystopian underdog adventure, performed in a secret bunker beneath an ordinary Brighton home. Expect surprise moments of clowning and technicolour visuals in this immersive solo show about being a misfit at the end of the world.

“More than you dare hope to find at the Fringe” (ThreeWeeks)

“As a comment on soulless consumerism, it’s hard to imagine a more powerful artistic statement” (The Sunday Business Post)

“Relentlessly inventive and recklessly funny, a show which genuinely has something to say” (WhatsOnStage)

Access:

This site-specific performance takes place in a genuine underground bunker and therefore may be inaccessible to those with mobility difficulties. In particular, the venue is accessed by a steep staircase. Some areas of the venue feature reduced head height, uneven floors and narrow doorways.

However, Nether Regions are committed to making the shows as accessible as possible within the constraints of this unique performance space. If you would like to discuss access requirements with the team, please contact them via their website: www.2headedpigeontheatre.moonfruit.com/say-hello-to-us/

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Do the Thing: The Made Up Musical Do the Thing

The 2018 critically-acclaimed Brighton Fringe sell-outs return! Join 'Do the Thing' for an unmissable high-risk, high-lunacy, highly (well, entirely) improvised musical. Two men do all the singing and acting. One man does all the music. You do all the laughing. Your suggestions are turned into a rollicking musical with a plethora of characters and a host of catchy songs performed for one night only by an in-advisably small cast (two) and orchestra (one).
“The whole evening is a joy... the height of good, silly nonsense” **** (The Reviews Hub).

7:30pm to 8:40pm
Much Ado About Bingo Boogaloo Stu & Lorraine Bowen

It's hard to know what to expect from this genre-busting show - which sounds like it sits somewhere between music, drama, comedy and performance art. But it features two of Fringe Guru's long-standing favourites: local legend Boogaloo Stu and self-described "quirky songstress" Lorraine Bowen, both of whom have impressed us before with their varying takes on kitschy nostalgia. We're promised a medley of 70's tunes, with Shakespearean references thrown in, and (as if that wasn't oddball enough) a personal bingo card to keep track of it all.

Watch the sparks fly as polyester and crimplene collide, when Derek Daniels (Boogaloo Stu) and Lorraine Bowen (Britain’s Got Talent) join forces for this sensationally silly and slightly Shakespearean game of musical bingo!

Listen carefully as Derek sings a medley of classic 70s tunes, whilst casually dropping Shakespearean quotes into his showbiz anecdotes. Grab your bingo card and tick off the songs and quotes as you hear them, in a frantic bid to win the full house and claim your prize. Derek will be joined onstage by his old showbiz sidekick Ronnie Hazelnut at the piano.

7:30pm to 8:20pm
Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours Guru Dudu Productions

Guru Dudu returns to his beloved Brighton this year with a few special guest tour guides and special events – see gurududu.org for details.
Enjoy his hilarious dance-walking tours of spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around Brighton 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 also at door if not sold out.

Check out some special themed tours this year:

Queen - Fri 6pm, May 3, 17, 31.
Abba - Fri 6pm, May 10, 24
90's - Sat 6pm, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1
60's - Mon 3pm, May 6 & 27
70's - Mon 4.30pm, May 6 & 27
80's - Mon 6pm, May 6 & 27
Sundays 3pm - with special guest tour guides

All other tours run as classic format: 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's mix

7:30pm to 8:30pm
SHIFT Barely Methodical Troupe

The company who brought you smash hits 'BROMANCE' and 'KIN' return with 'SHIFT'. Packed with a dazzling array of tricks and fun, SHIFT will challenge everything you thought you knew about gravity and physical achievement.

One of the UK’s hottest circus companies 'Barely Methodical Troupe' are at the forefront of a new kind of physical performance, creating highly entertaining shows that mix the show-stopping acrobatics of circus with the emotional punch of theatre.

"You will struggle to believe your eyes" ?????(Theatre Weekly)
"Truly outstanding" ?????(Theatre Reviews)

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit Dharmander Singh

"Growing up, I was too brown for the white kids and the wrong kind of brown for the brown kids. That's when I first questioned my identity". Join international stand-up comedian Dharmander Singh as he goes on a journey to discover his identity, roots, and nationality through funny stories and observations about being named after a Bollywood legend, living and trying to belong in 80s Birmingham, and the challenges and pleasures of being a sun-kissed Brummie in Berlin.

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Big Swing Face South London Jazz Orchestra

SLJO are very excited to introduce their new conductor, James Keirle, to Brighton Fringe. You can expect big band favourites as well as some more surprising choices in an evening of jazz, funk, latin, and classic swing.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Two the Power of Three Theatre Handmade

'Two the Power of Three' is Theatre Handmade's explosive new play. It dives into the lives of three young women as they do their best to grow up and out of what they have come from. It explores how we love, lie to and lust after the people we are closest to, and how hard it can be to remember who we once were.

Following a sell out run of 'Di & Viv & Rose (in an hour)', Handmade Theatre return with this challenging and funny play about womanhood, sexuality and betrayal.

7:30pm to 8:45pm
Ghost Walk of the Lanes Ghost Walk of the Lanes

'Ghost Walk of the Lanes' is a 75 minute tour of Brighton's oldest and most haunted quarter where hardly a street or lane does not have a spectral connection. Join Silas, Jasper or Ebenezer, all suitably dressed in full Victorian attire, and hear tales of hideous apparitions, poltergeists, gruesome murders and wandering spirits.

Tours also embrace much of the history of The Lanes. Stories are all based on long-established accounts of hauntings but are delivered with a good deal of comic respite.

7:40pm to 8:30pm
All Things Brighton Beautiful Tiny Horse Promotions

Award-winning musical comedy performer Hannah Brackenbury reflects on 10 years as a Brightonian in this heartfelt and hilarious musical tribute to her adopted city. Featuring original comedy songs, poems and parodies.

Winner: Broadway Baby Bobby Award (Brighton Fringe, 2018).

"This comedian is a class act... when you have talent like this there’s no need for glitzy adornments" (Broadway Baby).
“This Brightonian songstress has been described as Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin’s lesbian love child... and her songs are both bloody funny and beautifully touching" (Latest 7 Magazine).

7:45pm to 9:45pm
The Pride Brighton Little Theatre

The powerful debut play from Alexi Kaye Campbell, winner of an Olivier Award, the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, and the John Whiting Award for Best New Play.

Alternating between 1959 and 2019, 'The Pride' examines changing attitudes to sexuality, looking at intimacy, identity and the courage it takes to be who you really are. The 1959 Philip is in love with Oliver, but married to Sylvia. The 2019 Oliver is addicted to sex with strangers. Sylvia loves them both.

Contains some sexual scenes and a small amount of nudity.

7:50pm to 8:50pm
He Shot, He Scored Off the Fence Theatre Company CIC

It’s the mid-1970s, Alan Mullery is the new manager of Brighton & Hove Albion after another failed promotion attempt. Twenty year-old Peter Ward breaks the Albion’s goalscoring record, earning his place in the hearts and history of the club; Wardie Wonderland is still sung on the terraces when Brighton answer Sussex’s call.

Using humour and pathos, this new one-man play tells the story of four supporters as they follow their beloved Seagulls through the momentous season of 1976/77. Laugh out loud and cry into your football scarf. A show for anyone who’s ever followed a team, and their dreams.

7:55pm to 9:15pm
#BeMoreMartyn Hope Theatre Company

#BeMoreMartyn trended on Twitter in the hours after the announcement of Martyn Hett's death at the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017 – but what does it mean?

Hope Theatre Company asked eight of Martyn's closest friends and created a unique piece of verbatim theatre using their words. They give a remarkable insight into an extraordinary young man, who transformed each and every one of them.

Martyn’s friends take us on a journey from the cobbles of Canal Street to his legendary Eurovision parties, celebrating Deirdre Barlow, Mariah Carey and Michelle McManus along the way.

8:00pm to 8:40pm
William Stone: Gathering Moss (Work in Progress) HD Management

William Stone (BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2018) is gathering moss, stuck somewhere between reality and dreams in the nineties. Come on a journey into his world through a nostalgia-filled show formed of whimsical one-liners and offbeat observations.

"William Stone cracks me up, he's got some belting gags that I wish I'd thought of. Highly recommended" (Angela Barnes, Mock the Week/Live at the Apollo)
“Excellent writer of quirky one-liners” (Steve Bennett, Chortle)

8:00pm to 9:00pm
SUCH GOOD BOYS!! James McDonnell and Ben Carter

Come and see James McDonnell; "A breath of fresh air" (We Love Brighton) and Ben Carter; "A force of Nature" (Chortle). Two of Brighton's best musical comedians on their best behaviour; Guaranteed!! Expect chaos, expect great comedy songs but most of all expect such goooood boys.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Utopia: Under Construction Utopia: Under Construction

This hilarious comedy show endeavours to build a new utopia, in just one hour! Three of the South West’s best comedians will pull together to reinvent a greater society, but they can’t do it alone!

You’re invited to the construction site of a new utopia. So don your hard-hat and get ready for a riotous site tour; hammering away at the big questions, telling jokes, and building a brave new world! Can it be done? Or will it just be late and over budget? Book now and find out!

An evening of fun, friendly, satirical hilarity not to be missed!

8:00pm to 9:30pm
The Wasp Eugene Doyen Presents

A twisting, taut psychological drama. Heather has made a success of her life. Carla is out of cash and she is willing to take part in an unusual proposition. The two women meet up for the first time since leaving school and the intrigue and manipulation begins.

'The Wasp' by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm had its original production at the Hampstead Theatre in January 2015.

“Riveting from start to finish” (Plays to See)

This is a new amateur production at the Brighton Fringe.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Chloe Petts: Alpha (Work in Progress) Chloe Petts

Chloe Petts brings her "inexhaustibly funny mind" (Diva Magazine) and "compelling presence" (Steve Bennett, Chortle) to her work in progress show 'Alpha'.

Born in Sittingbourne, Kent, it was clear to Chloe that being masculine was only okay when it was men, despite being very good at it. She explores what it's like to be a masculine woman living in the 21st Century and asks important questions about the size of tiny clutch bags.

'Funny Women Award Runner Up 2017', Finalist 'Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017', Winner at Life, join this exciting up-and-coming comedian.

8:00pm to 8:45pm
Fiona Ridgewell: Even Disney Needs a Day Off! Fiona Ridgewell

Fiona Ridgewell is the epitome of positivity... But she's struggling to keep a PMA as she stumbles through life trying to achieve the ultimate fairy-tale. A work in progress from Piccadilly Comedy finalist 2017/2018 including gags and stories!

"I could easily imagine seeing Fiona as a panellist on ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ or ‘Would I Lie To You?’ in the near future. She has the confidence, charisma and humour to take her far" (Edfringe.com).
"Fiona has funny bones and an easy warmth on stage." (Julia Chamberlain).

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Myra Pretty Villain Productions Ltd

A show called Myra courts controversy, and duly divided opinion on its debut at last year's Fringe - though reviewers were united in praising the quality of the performance. This one-woman show pictures the notorious Moors Murderer alone in her prison cell, telling the story of her life and crimes from her own perspective. Is she the callous sociopath she's made out to be, or can we find reasons - though never justifications - in the story of her early life? It's a provocative treatment of a difficult question, making this the very definition of a Bold Choice.

"You couldn’t hate me more than I hate myself. I have asked God for His forgiveness, but I couldn’t ask for yours, for how can I ever expect you to forgive me when I cannot forgive myself." Few have attracted such notoriety or public loathing as the Moors murderers. Myra’s story is that of a very dark world, which no-one wants to visit. From her prison cell, Myra decides to reveal her story to a world that might not wish to listen, or can possibly bear to.

Brighton Fringe award winners 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Notflix Austin Talent

Movies with 100% more singing, 99% more women and a live band. Five star sell-out show Edinburgh Fringe 2016-2018 and VAULT Festival 2016-2018. Netflix combines the taste profiles of 98 million users to create a perfectly ideal viewing experience. Notflix combines the taste profiles of a room full of theatre-goers to create a brilliantly hilarious and completely improvised viewing experience: a full musical. The all-female cast uses audience suggestions of recently watched films to create a brand new, fully improvised, one-night-only musical! Because everything is better as a musical!

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Steve Bugeja: Work in Progress Steve Bugeja

Steve Bugeja, as seen on 'Love Island Aftersun', Russell Howard's 'Stand Up Central', Radio 4's 'Fresh From The Fringe', ITV's 'The Zoe Ball Show' and BBC Three's 'Top 10', presents a work in progress show.

Steve is writing a new show and needs to test it on a friendly, supportive audience. The jokes and stories will be brand new, some will be great and some won't. Come along and help him.

His previous four solo shows have received rave reviews, garnering a combined 30 4/5 star reviews across the board.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Körper (Body) NEON

Körper questions the unconscious way most of us live our lives. We all have our own different rituals which serve to reaffirm our idea of self and nurse our ego, but we rarely stop to consider what we actually base our choices on. Are we really in control of who we grow up to be? What made us who we are, and what happens if we don’t conform to the expectations of society?

8:15pm to 9:15pm
Laura Davis: Ghost Machine Laura Davis

A show about life. Performed by a ghost. For the love of god.

Laura Davis pushes into new ground in her internationally critically-acclaimed, multi-award-winning show, ‘Ghost Machine’. One of the strongest and most unique comedic voices around, Laura Davis is unconventional, cathartic and exhilaratingly hilarious. Ghost Machine sees audience members returning multiple times to celebrate this silly, darkly honest, constantly surprising, existential extravaganza.

"An original and provocative hour in the company of a unique mind." **** (The List).

8:15pm to 9:15pm
Herbert Hoof: The Monsterer!! Sam Jacobsen

Ever wanted to hunt monsters like Bigfoot, or the Mongolian Death Worm? Professor Herbert Hoof is the best Monsterer this side of Loch Ness, and he's here to teach you all the tricks of the trade! Ask him anything you like! Just don't ask to see his tax records, because erm... they're haunted...

Surreal character comedy from Sam Jacobsen, one third of the One-Eyed Men. "Weird, wonderful and really, really funny" (The Skinny)

8:20pm to 9:20pm
50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Let's Giraffe

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

8:30pm to 10:50pm
The Tulsa Time Band: A Tribute to Don Williams The Tulsa Time Band

The first British tribute band performing the classic songs of Don Williams. So come along and enjoy a toe tapping evening guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

"The Tulsa Time Band is a realisation of a dream for me. I have always loved the songs of Don Williams. He had been a favourite of my parents and I had seen him live many times with my father. To be surrounded by such an enormously talented group of musicians, recreating the Don Williams sound, is pure joy for me and the band." (Mark Osmond, Lead Singer).

8:30pm to 9:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

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
Stepdads Bright Buoy Productions

The first step to having fun... is 'Stepdads'. Get ready for an activity-filled weekend with two men who wish they were your dad (but who are glad he went to prison). Who needs a father figure when you can have two? Hey, what's with all these 'where's my real dad' faces? Strap in for the trip of a lifetime with the men who make your mum happy! A surreal fever dream of a double-act filled with songs, stupidity and the sanctity of marriage. We guarantee to erase your memories of childhood and replace them with better ones. From Tom Curzon and Luke Rollason.

"Hugely entertaining" (Chortle).

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Where are you Really From? Lubna Kerr

Lubna Kerr is confused about her identity. Born in Pakistan, raised in Glasgow, married a man from Lanarkshire, has two Welsh children and lives in Edinburgh. Last year she made her first visit to Brighton and fell in love. A pharmacist who now thinks laughter is the best medicine. Lubna explores her identity as a Scottish Pakistani Muslim women living in a world dominated by fat, blonde, white men. As seen on Still Game, Scot Squad, Armchair Detectives and (soon) Two Doors Down. Pharmacist, actress, comedian, writer, social entrepreneur and mother. Which hat fits? Where is she really from?

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Nathan Roberts: Saboteur The Black Dove

'Saboteur' is an anecdotal, multimedia stand-up show from movie obsessive Nathan Roberts. With his much-anticipated debut hour, the BBC New Comedy Award-nominated comedian tells the shocking story of his disastrous attempts to live his life like the main character in a rom-com after meeting ‘The One.’ 'Saboteur' is an innovative and inventive show that explores how much movies influence how we see ourselves and make sense of our nonsensical lives.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
The World We Live In Kajetan Uranitsch and Katelijne Beukema

Award-winning performance from Amsterdam Fringe 2018. Join us in a realm between fact and fiction, real and fake... In an empty space, two performers continually attempt to portray our world as they move between historical events and everyday life. Reconstructing the funny, dramatic and fantastic worldview of Swiss artists Fischli and Weiss, they create a live encyclopaedia of personal, universal and future choreographies. In an exhausting struggle with the digital screen that tends to take over, they decide to fight the machine of information in order to get rid of meaning and all context.

9:00pm to 10:45pm
Cabaret Burlesque: Supernature Le Burlesque Klub

Join Valentina del Pearls and four other leading lights of French New Burlesque for a remarkable revue bringing together glitter, glamour and humour. Meet organic creatures, plants and animals in a modern show mixing burlesque stripping and contemporary dance. An entertaining and funny cabaret also questioning various themes such as femininity, gender, nature and ecology.

9:00pm to 9:55pm
Grant Busé: Touché Busé Grant Busé

Dealing with life's blows one prick at a time. Australian comic Grant Busé is set to satirically serenade Brighton with his “ingenious comedy music" ***** (Tulpa). There will be no parrying of Busé's disarming charm, sharp wit and hit tunes as he duels with all the big issues like responsibility, blame, death and astrology.

Winner: Best Cabaret Award, Adelaide Fringe.
Nominated: Best Cabaret, Fringe World Festival. "Top 10 Comedy Shows You Must See at Edinburgh Fringe 2018" ***** (The Scotsman), “Smart as anything coming from Tim Minchin and equally as politically woke" **** (Broadway Baby).

9:00pm to 10:45pm
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour Exchange Events Ltd

Those dazzling divas are back, coming of age and celebrating 21 years with 'The Greatest Show Girls Tour'! The entertainment soars from start to finish with infectious, showstopping performances that'll bring you to your feet time and time again. The glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of Vegas in a mesmerising spectacle fulfilling dreams for everyone. A chance to luxuriate in a vibrant, euphoric bubble of laughter, beauty, splendour and music. A complete celebration of individuality and pride in saying “This is Me”, undeniably you’ll agree that the lady boys are the greatest showgirls!

9:10pm to 10:10pm
All Aboard! At Termination Station. Lilly Burton

A comedy cabaret (or summin’ like that) that asks the question: Have you ever just closed your eyes and hoped that it’ll all just go away?

This is a bracing, booming and brash exploration of pro-choice. Too far gone to hide, join Lilly on an upside-down “nuttified” conquest through song, dance and self-reflection.

A warm and wacky misadventure, this show is for the boy who never knew, for the girl who never said and for anyone who didn’t ask about ABORTION.

9:15pm to 10:00pm
Whiskey and Mÿlk Stephen Catling

Straight out of London comes a collision of worlds, as American-styled comic David Anthony Whiskey (quarter-finalist, Leicester Square New Comedian 2018) and raggedy Northerner Stephen “Mÿlk” Catling (as recommended by the Londonist; Camden Fringe 2018) bring their experimental double-act, which came at a cost of one’s life and another's sanity.

David tries, through stand-up, to engage the audience in an open discussion on personal relationships, politics and society. Mÿlk is more concerned with ancient rituals to consort with ageless gods.

A battle of questionably good vs definitely evil.

9:15pm to 10:15pm
Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead Andyland Productions

Des (winner Gulag’s Got Talent, Ex-Soviet Republic Factor, No Voice, Strictly Pooling, Dancing on Siberian Ice) story-sings the history of world Communism (Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Russia, China, Eastern Europe) in his hilarious interactive cult karaoke show, using the music of Robbie, Elvis, The Beatles, Astley (“Brezhnever Gonna Give You Up”), ABBA, Taylor, The Smiths, Bowie (“Stazi”), and lots more. Simply Red! (no ‘Simply Red’).

Sell-out shows at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes 2017/18.
Entertaining and weirdly educational. Latecomers purged.
**** (Fringe Review).

9:15pm to 10:10pm
Mark & Haydn: Llaugh (pron. Claugh) StraightUp Productions

Sketch comedy double act Mark & Haydn have been described as “brilliant” by their guardian. They bring their fast-paced, gag-filled show, 'Llaugh', (pron. Claugh) to Brighton.

Leicester Square Theatre Sketch-off finalists 2019. Max Turner Prize runner-up 2018. Yellow Comedy Young Comedian runner-up 2018. Chortle Student Comedy finalist 2017.

“An undeniably funny show from some very talented writers.” **** (ThreeWeeks)
“First true gem of the 2017 Fringe.” *****(Broadway Baby)
“A raucous and entertaining night out” **** (TCS)
**** (EdFringe Review)
****(The Wee Review)

9:30pm to 10:30pm
The Secret Comedy Club: Fringe Comedy Hub Artista

We have over 80 professional comedy acts who applied to Artista Cafe & Gallery. This will be a Fringe Comedy Hub run by The Secret Comedy Club. We will have comedy on 6 days per week from 5pm until 11pm daily (3pm start on weekends). Check our website for full listings and tickets for these full Brighton Fringe shows.
Here are just some of the many acts that will be doing their 1 hour shows with us (in no particular order):
Steve Bugeja
Stephen Carlin
Sara Barron
Radu Isac
Adele Cliff
Al Lubel
Daphna Baram
Sanj Surati
Daniel Muggleton
Gary Tro
John Pendal
Ali Woods
Katie Pritchard

9:30pm to 10:30pm
I'd Had Enough So I Killed Him Sherise Strang

A dance/physical theatre solo, inspired by the life of poet and writer Maya Angelou, a woman who fought her whole life for black women, as an activist and feminist. A search for being, seeing and wanting to be seen. A search for identity, security and strength. A search for confession, for conviction, for judgement. Washing all the dirt off to get to the core, to make it visible.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Long Man Doing Short Jokes, Short Man Doing Long Jokes Josh Massen & Phil Green

A stand-up showcase featuring purveyor of one-liners and 'Long Man', Josh Massen, and storyteller and 'Short Man,' Phil Green. With their different styles and surreal minds they get their comedic claws stuck into the big issues of anxiety, identity, family dysfunction, unemployment and Paddington Bear. Come watch them dish out the jollies and maybe see Phil finally tell a one-liner.

9:30pm to 10:45pm
Hot Gay Time Machine Zak Ghazi-Torbati, Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss

Fresh from their sold-out, five-star run at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London’s West End, join multi-award-winning duo, Zak Ghazi-Torbati a Toby Marlow (co-writer of 'SIX'), as they take you on a time travelling adventure through their fabulous lives as fabulous gay men.

Full to the brim with outrageous dances and “hilarious original musical numbers” (The Stage), Hot Gay Time Machine covers all the most important moments of a gay man's life, from coming out to your mum to navigating the naked politics of the school locker room.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Perplexed Carl and Tom

Join two of Brighton’s best up-and-coming comedians as they take on Brighton Fringe in their first ever split bill. 'Perplexed' sees Tom Smith and Carl Carzana consider the perplexing nature of growing up and what being an adult actually means, with subjects ranging from wolves to party crisp etiquette.

9:30pm to 10:20pm
My Fern Flower Unearthed Theatre

4 stars My Fern Flower is a strangely-named and strangely-beautiful show, which sits somewhere on the boundary between theatre, storytelling, and music. When you net it right down, it’s the tale of two brothers: Jonah, who narrates the tale, and Jim - ten years younger - who needs help that only Jonah can give. But there’s a mythical dimension to it as well: Jim has a free-rolling imagination and a book of collected stories, including one story that the brothers decide must never be told. Read the full review.

Two Brothers.
A collection of tales.
One final journey.

‘My Fern Flower’ uses a full length live soundscape, physical theatre and storytelling to transport you into realms beyond comprehension. You will laugh, cry and be mesmerised at our humanity. Come experience one man's quest to save those he loves the most.

"Unearthed theatre is an exciting act with a promising future" **** (Fringe Review)

"It’s obvious from the start that Unearthed Theatre, is a cut above" ***** (The Wee Review)

9:30pm to 10:30pm
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald? Grant McLachlan

After successfully bribing the Edinburgh Festival 2018 for a four star review, the self-help group 'Jane McDonald Anonymous' cruises into Brighton Fringe for three nights. Come to a meeting, sign up to the 'Cruisettes' and celebrate your obsession with everything that is the 'Wakefield One.'

"I mean, I've been cruising many, many times but this is the biggest thing I've ever seen." (Jane McDonald, 2019).

"There's so much to commend about this debut...it will be exciting to see what McLachlan will offer as he grows in confidence as a performer." (The Wee Review, 2018).

9:30pm to 10:30pm
The Frow Show 3KG

After a sell-out success at Brighton Fringe 2017, 'The Frow Show' returns with this superb sketch comedy show. Based upon the unique Sussex village of Forest Row, the highly experienced mix of talent in the cast reflect the quirky and dynamic feel of this eccentric English village.

Through a slick blend of well-observed sketches they breathe life into brilliant characters and musical numbers that actually use real musicians. A good ol' fashioned sketch-comedy with clever observational humour, passing comment on what the term 'alternative lifestyle' really means in this ever-changing world.

9:40pm to 10:40pm
50% Canadian, 100% New Beginnings, Let's Laugh Again Let's Giraffe

Michelle's second solo show and sequel to '50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh'. The curve balls have continued and she has found herself in a new city, with a new business, and a new hobby. It is not easy starting over, but it is exciting.

After the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, Michelle met a man in a cave, who was a professional poker player. She expressed interest in running her own venue for the festival in a few years, and he said, "Why not this August?" Instead of heading back home, Michelle made a split second decision to stay in the UK, and find a venue. Join her on her new journey.

9:45pm to 11:15pm
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. Theatre, comedy, dance and cabaret 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. Hosted by Michael Fabbri.

"Startlingly insightful" (The Guardian)

Including our sell-out (2017 and 2018) 'Launch Night Special' and a brand new end of festival celebration show.

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to... Rap Guide Media LLC

Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide Series began in 2009 with Fringe First Winner 'Rap Guide to Evolution', “Astonishing and brilliant” (NY Times), now making its Brighton debut (26/27 May). Baba’s follow-up show, 'Rap Guide to Consciousness', “Awe-inspiringly good" ? ? ? ? ? (Broadway Baby), is back by popular demand (28/29 May). And the world premiere of his latest, ‘Rap Guide to Culture’ (30 May - 2 June) celebrates the unique ability of our species to acquire and transfer useful new information, ultimately culminating in the 'Rap Guide' phenomena itself. Science. Hip-hop. Laughs. Enlightenment.

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

Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Face your fears, and join them for an intimate, fully immersive experience as they use techniques from Victorian séance rooms to peer into the Great Beyond, and ask the question "Is anybody there?”.

Don't believe in ghosts? Neither did we.
Sceptics and believers welcome.

Sold out Brighton Fringe 2016, 2017, 2018, Guildford Fringe 2016, 2017, 2018, and Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

10:00pm to 10:50pm
Eddie Summers' School of Burglary Eddie Summers

Relentlessly energetic Eddie leads us through the physical demands of cutting alarm systems, dealing with dangerous dogs and blowing bank safes... but he's terrible at it! Prop/stand-up/absurdist burglary as taught by an idiot.

"The man's a monster" (Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator).
"Hilariously unique" (Cath Mattos, World Fringe).
"His mini-explosions of wild banter remind me of early Rik Mayall" (Northern Echo).

10:00pm to 2:00am
Fringe Club: A Silent Disco Otherplace Productions Ltd

The legendary Fringe Club returns to the Warren in 2019 with it's own version of the legendary night out, A Silent Disco. With special guest DJs, fancy dress nights, takeovers and more. Everyone's favourite headphone party comes to Brighton's favourite Fringe night out.

SAT 26TH MAY: SuperCharged Brighton's #1 and longest running underground clubbing event presents its sister brand Treatment Brighton whose DJs continue their return and will be spinning the best of vocal, uplifting House and Dance music! DJs Pedro Sedso Boy Hudson

SUN 27TH MAY: Boom Bap Brothers (Funk and Hip Hop) vs DJ SMUDGE Smudge has DJ'd for over 30 years, mostly in the Brighton area but with his own record shop and record label he has been in demand all over. He specialises in Hip hop and drum and bass but has wide musical knowledge and taste. His musical style would be described as noisy but accessible and opens the listener up to new musical avenues.

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Pindos Milo Edwards

What's it like to have 15 minutes of fame in the largest country on earth? The debut stand-up hour from British comedian and former Cambridge Footlight, Milo Edwards, about how he became a Russian TV star, had a gun pointed at him and discovered that the way home is sometimes hardest to find.

'Pindos' is a show about the nature of low-level celebrity, touring a country run by a shirtless man on a horse, language, show-business and Ladas.

"Fantastic...had me in hysterics" (The Cambridge Student).

"Effortlessly funny" (The Tab).

10:15pm to 11:15pm
Shaggers Comedy World Productions

Following more sell-out performances all over the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, the hit show returns with a revolving line-up of hilarious comedians of all varieties, genders and sexual orientations with material based around that most noble of the arts - shagging!

"The perfect way to close a night at the festival" ***** (Melbourne Comedy Festival)

"A tour de force of laughter-filled mischievous comedy" ***** (Arts in Leicestershire)

"Some well-picked, mischievous and unburdened comedy" ***** (Voice)

"Excellent" ***** (Edfringe)

"Utterly hilarious" ****½ (Fringe World Perth)

10:30pm to 12:30am
Krater Comedy Club Komedia Ltd

Award-winning comedy with top international and UK comedians. Brighton’s best night out.

“A night full of fun and side-splitting laughter. I didn’t want it to end” (The Latest).
“THE place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy” (The Independent).

10:30pm to 11:30pm
The Biscuit Barrel The Biscuit Barrel

Following their outrageous debut of 58 sketches, with sold-out performances in Edinburgh and Brighton, Biscuit Barrel roll out a whole new hour of hyperactive hysteria! Guaranteed to be one of the fastest sketch shows this year, the gags come quick, daft, and not for the easily upset.
“Fast, slick and very funny” ***** (The Derek Awards).
The Special Merit Award 2018 winner.

10:40pm to 11:30pm
Working Classy Women Fiona Clift

One woman, Fiona Clift, presents many women. Go on "a magic bus ride" with spoken-word artist Dessert Storm, be transported to 90s Ireland with celebrated antipodean monologist Janice Bruce McHeath as she auditions for the Riverdance, join the revolution with community theatre director, Terry.

Oh, and Joanna Lumley drops in too to "do her sexy thing" and some cleaning. Fiona Clift brings them all to life in this hilarious comedy monologue full of working classy women.

"Fiona Clift is mental and I can never wait to see what character she's going to do next!" (An anonymous MC).

10:45pm to 11:45pm
Gloria Hole presents: The Clinic Josh McAuley

Still got an itching problem? For the third year running, join drag-ony aunt Gloria Hole and a panel of top comedians for another year of solving your pressing concerns. Expect comedy, shots, chaos and even the occasional bit of honest-to-god useful advice.

In previous years, we've dealt with relationship woes, erstwhile shows and a man who couldn't get his party popper off.

So if you've got anything going on in your life, no matter how small, it's time you visited 'The Clinic'. If you've got an issue, Gloria's got a cream for it.

10:45pm to 11:45pm
"At Last, the Muppet Men" Hiccups

"At Last, the Muppet Men", a show many said would never happen and a few feared would. Join two of Brighton/Chechnya's best-loved and most revered comedians (MUPPETS): Zelem Saydullaev (Squawker 2015 Finalist, South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016 Semi-Finalist) and Johnny Wardlow (as heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2), as they defy the odd gods and bring you an hour of superfluous mind-expanding nonsense, sensational lies, exaggerated truths, and wholesome (locally sourced) madness.

11:00pm to 2:00am
Dynamite Boogaloo Boogaloo Stu

Brighton's legendary pop'n'cabaret knees-up returns once again to Brighton Fringe. Expect party anthems from Dynamite Sal, plus smutty cabaret with Boogaloo Stu and Dolly Rocket. Remember, too much is never enough at this last, glorious club night of the Spiegeltent season.

11:30pm to 12:30am
Richard Wheatley is Blindingly Obvious Richard Wheatley

Fresh from debut runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and 2018, and unveiling his new show at this year's Leicester Comedy Festival, Richard is now looking to make his mark on the seafront at Brighton Fringe. Funny, fast and friendly, Richard mixes anecdotes from a unique life with off-the-cuff audience interaction for high energy hilarity. Mostly clean, always funny, Richard prefers quick and clever wordplay over simple vulgarity.

An hour with Britain’s funniest blind theoretical physicist turned stand-up comedian is never dull, especially as he promises to keep the maths jokes to a minimum.

11:30pm to 1:00am
The Late Show Otherplace Productions Ltd

The legendary "slightly soiled bear pit of a show" returns. Join us for the best late-night entertainment every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and bank holiday Sunday of the Fringe. Featuring stand-up, sketch, cabaret and a range of fabulous hosts.

"A great place to wind up at the end of a festival night out... Engaging, fun and you get plenty of value in a gently rowdy night's entertainment!" (G Scene).