Today's full programme, more choices & comment

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 10:45am
Behind-the-Scenes Boat Tour of Shoreham Port Shoreham Port

Join Shoreham Port for a unique behind-the-scenes tour from the water, with live commentary and a free ice cream!

Shoreham Port is a thriving commercial port. It specialises in the handling of bulk cargoes and one-off projects and prides itself on excellent customer service. Join the team for a guided port tour by water craft to catch all of the action as you cruise down the canal. Parking will be very limited on the day.

10:15am to 11:05am
Crabby: A Snappy Little Tale of Grumpy Feelings and What To Do About Them Collar & Cuffs Co.

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

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

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

11:00am to 11:45am
Behind-the-Scenes Boat Tour of Shoreham Port Shoreham Port

Join Shoreham Port for a unique behind-the-scenes tour from the water, with live commentary and a free ice cream!

Shoreham Port is a thriving commercial port. It specialises in the handling of bulk cargoes and one-off projects and prides itself on excellent customer service. Join the team for a guided port tour by water craft to catch all of the action as you cruise down the canal. Parking will be very limited on the day.

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

The V.I.B (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour is a celebration of independent Brighton - packed with the eclectic sights and tastes from the unique makers to the unsung heroes of Brighton's indie food and drink scene.

Over approximately three hours you'll get a magical mystery chocolate box selection of the best foodie hot spots that quirky, independent Brighton has to offer. As recommended by The Independent, Coast Magazine and Metro.

Finalists of The Beautiful South Tourism Awards For Excellence 2017.

12:00pm to 12:45pm
Behind-the-Scenes Boat Tour of Shoreham Port Shoreham Port

Join Shoreham Port for a unique behind-the-scenes tour from the water, with live commentary and a free ice cream!

Shoreham Port is a thriving commercial port. It specialises in the handling of bulk cargoes and one-off projects and prides itself on excellent customer service. Join the team for a guided port tour by water craft to catch all of the action as you cruise down the canal. Parking will be very limited on the day.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Iris Prize: A Celebration of LGBT Film Iris Prize

The Iris Prize Festival, based in Cardiff, celebrates amazing LGBT film and each year awards the largest LGBT short film prize in the world. These winning short films from Iris 2017 are the best of the best, telling fascinating LGBT stories from the UK and beyond.

Lily – Youth Jury Award
Graham Cantwell | Ireland | 22 mins

Eté – Highly Commended, Best British
Gregory Oke | UK | 19 mins

We Love Moses – Best British
Dionne Edwards | UK | 19 mins

Mother Knows Best – Iris Prize
Mikael Bundsen | Sweden | 13 mins

2:00pm to 2:45pm
Behind-the-Scenes Boat Tour of Shoreham Port Shoreham Port

Join Shoreham Port for a unique behind-the-scenes tour from the water, with live commentary and a free ice cream!

Shoreham Port is a thriving commercial port. It specialises in the handling of bulk cargoes and one-off projects and prides itself on excellent customer service. Join the team for a guided port tour by water craft to catch all of the action as you cruise down the canal. Parking will be very limited on the day.

2:00pm to 3:45pm
Geoffrey Mead's Clifton and Montpelier Tour Geoffrey Mead

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. This tour looks at building materials and styles and occupants past and present, viewed on a stroll through this fascinating locale.

2:15pm to 3:15pm
Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips Mustn't Grumble Media Ltd

The well-known children’s entertainer and TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips ('Playdays', 'Playhouse Disney', 'Fun Song Factory', 'Boj!') performs popular children's songs on his trusty guitar.

Join in with Dave as he sings... 'If You’re Happy and You Know it', 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow', 'The Bear Went Over the Mountain', 'The Hokey Kokey', and many other musical tunes, plus Dave’s Sing-Along Quiz!

It’s the perfect show for families with young children (under 6s).

The ethic of Dave’s show is very simple... Sing the songs, join in with the actions, and have fun!

2:30pm to 3:30pm
This Boy Tom JW Productions

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

The 2016 Brighton Fringe hit returns.

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

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

Written and directed by Natalie Sexton.

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

2:30pm to 3:25pm
What We Leave Behind Erin Bolens

How do we remember those who have died? Why are we so attached to their stuff? Have you ever pictured your own funeral? Erin has. She's pictured yours too. Not everyone will be in black and at least one person will just be there for the buffet.

Using words, wit and warmth, poet Erin Bolens explores our relationship with legacy, loss and funeral tunes.

"A wordscape of vivid, emotive imagery. Will you cry with laughter or with sadness? Both." (The Upcoming)

3:00pm to 3:50pm
Physics Fan Fiction Fran Day

Theoretical physicist Dr Fran Day takes a break from studying particles that probably don’t exist to take to the stage in a stand-up science comedy spectacular. Fran takes a witty, irreverent, and occasionally surreal look at what theoretical physicists do all day.

Could the Higgs Boson kill us all?

What are the key differences between a supernova explosion and a fork?

And what really goes on at the Large Hadron Collider?

'Physics Fan Fiction' takes a sideways look at the world of theoretical physics, taking in feminism, politics, and the end of the world along the way.

3:00pm to 3:55pm
Rum in the Gravy Boat Fluid Motion Theatre Company

“Thought-provoking and important play. First class lesson in using theatre to explore serious subjects in a playful and accessible way.” (British Theatre Guide)

“Told with a considerable amount of bravery. Leigh's performance is captivating.” (Newbury Weekly News)

Playful and energetic, yet moving and raw, this is a story about sexual awakenings, plastic microphones, an alcoholic mother and alopecia.

Based on the actor's own life and developed through Fluid Motion's unique autobiographical style, this is a personal account into how theatre can make sense of the past.

3:00pm to 3:45pm
Behind-the-Scenes Boat Tour of Shoreham Port Shoreham Port

Join Shoreham Port for a unique behind-the-scenes tour from the water, with live commentary and a free ice cream!

Shoreham Port is a thriving commercial port. It specialises in the handling of bulk cargoes and one-off projects and prides itself on excellent customer service. Join the team for a guided port tour by water craft to catch all of the action as you cruise down the canal. Parking will be very limited on the day.

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Bin and Gone Boxfish Theatre

5 stars Danny Rogers is a likeable, talented, and highly versatile performer… but there's a moment in this touching solo show when he's upstaged by a dustbin. Not just any bin, mind you, but Dusty Bin – the motorized robot mascot of 1980's quiz show 3-2-1. If you're a certain age, the nostalgia of seeing Dusty trundle onto the stage may be the hook that draws you in; but it's the candour of Danny's bittersweet life story which you'll remember at the end. Read the full review.

You'll have to be a certain age to share my excitement about this one – but if you do remember Ted Rogers and TV show 3-2-1, this one-man show features the actual Dusty Bin. Also on stage is Ted's son Danny, who tells a candid personal story about being the son of a TV star – a man whose life, by all accounts, didn't go entirely to plan. It opened earlier this week and I've heard good things on the grapevine, highlighting Danny's humour, openness and personable charm. And you're allowed to take a selfie with the dustbin.

The son of a Saturday night favourite; a father who performed with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope; the son who ended up with nothing, penniless and in care. Famed for quiz show 3-2-1, Ted Rogers was an 80's TV star, with celebrity friends from Thatcher to The Krankies. ‘Bin & Gone’ is the untold story of Ted - the man who played to millions, yet ended his days penniless and out of work.

With personal memories and disarming honesty Ted’s son, Danny, along with Dusty Bin, tells this tale of riches to rags in an intimate show exploring what it means to live in the shadow of a famous father.

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Just Don’t Do It Beside Ourselves Collective

Female sexuality and Christianity: are they as uncomfortable bedfellows as they appear to be?

Join two clowns on a surreal journey into the modern Church’s approach to sex, celibacy and female sexual desire. What happens if we don't act on our physical impulses or when we idolise virginity?

Fusing clown with acapella singing, puppetry and cabaret, this debut show delves into the confusing, the painful & the funny in asking: Is ‘Just Don’t Do It’ the sum of the Church's advice on premarital sex?

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Joe Bains: Curried Mustard Joe Bains

Growing up in the deepest darkest parts of India and then being thrown into the west with no language, culture, personality, looks, or even a clue.

4:00pm to 5:30pm
Aquarium History Tour: Sea Life Brighton Jackie Marsh-Hobbs

Exclusive after hours tours of Brighton's aquarium! A unique opportunity to go off the public route to learn about the remarkable history of the world's oldest operating aquarium. Illustrated talk, followed by a tour of the grade II listed building, going behind the impressive Gothic-style Victorian arcade. There are stairs on tour and the tickets includes entry to Sea Life Brighton.

4:00pm to 4:45pm
Behind-the-Scenes Boat Tour of Shoreham Port Shoreham Port

Join Shoreham Port for a unique behind-the-scenes tour from the water, with live commentary and a free ice cream!

Shoreham Port is a thriving commercial port. It specialises in the handling of bulk cargoes and one-off projects and prides itself on excellent customer service. Join the team for a guided port tour by water craft to catch all of the action as you cruise down the canal. Parking will be very limited on the day.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Marie House of Mirth

'There’s two rules: first, the person you choose must be dead. And second, you have to be dressed up to get in.’

It’s Thursday night in the Prince Arthur and their latest theme night is in full swing. Landlady Liz is run off her feet, whilst husband Barry struggles to get into his new costume. Elsewhere in London, a young woman from Edinburgh steps off a train, determined to make her dreams a reality.

Fast-paced and irreverent, 'Marie' is a darkly comic new play inspired by the life of Mary Queen of Scots, but given a distinctly modern twist.

Winner: Scottish Arts Club Bright Spark Award 2017

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Proxy Face to Face

After the 2016 Argus Award-winning 'And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet', Caroline Burns Cooke returns with Munchausen, murder and living by proxy. Based on a true story, Gypsy is imprisoned in a world of fantasy, invalided and infantilised by her mother Dee Dee, until her online Prince Charming offers a way out.

4:15pm to 5:15pm
(No) Money in the Bank Thom Bee & Andrew Marsh

Comedians Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh love wrestling and they want you to love it too. Join this enigmatic duo, as well as professional wrestler Balthazar Dark in this surreal exploration into the world of sports entertainment. There'll be the first ever use of tag team comedy, strikes, tables and most importantly, jokes.

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Eyecon Georgie Morrell

Brand new work in progress show from BBC Audio Award nominee Georgie Morrell in association with The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich. As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4, 5Live, BBC ouch and Channel 5.

"Inspirational... One suspects there’s much more to Morrell than this one show. A seat on Graham Norton’s sofa surely awaits." **** ½ (The Reviews Hub)

"Remarkable comic" **** (London Pub Theatres 1)

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Chores Cluster Arts Pty Ltd

Chores is the story of two typical young rascal boys playing in their messy bedroom. Suddenly, mother's alarming screams rattle the boys back in to acrobatic action. A generous serve of comedy and chaotic acrobatics accompanies every attempt at cleaning their room and doing their chores. Heaps of fun for both kids and adults!

"A brilliant rollercoaster of antics, humour and acrobatics ... a feel good hour of brothers working together - enjoyed as much by the parents as the children" (Jeannie Merritt, Duty Officer, Byron Bay Theatre 2017).

5:00pm to 6:00pm
This Boy Tom JW Productions

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

The 2016 Brighton Fringe hit returns.

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

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

Written and directed by Natalie Sexton.

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

5:00pm to 6:45pm
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.

This project is supported by a Brighton Lions bursary.

5:30pm to 6:00pm
Rebekka Turner: Rice T*ts Rebekka Turner

A cultural camp calamari of a character stand-up comedy show. Rebekka is proud to bring her debut solo 30 minute show to Brighton Fringe and thrilled to be supported by The Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Awards. Perfect for anyone who enjoys their comedy with a weird or sharp edge to it!

'Rice T*ts' is inspired by the drag queen trick of putting rice into tights to create fake boobs. An early evening aperitif show with an eccentric and eclectic mix of impressions, word play and stories exploring food, pop culture and awkwardness... and other stuff!

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Why I Had To Leave The North Simon Topping

The story of me; a misfit, growing up in the north west of England in the 1980s. A funny and touching exploration of masculinity and the great expectations of manliness placed upon my youth by the older generations of the family. Some monkeys learn how to express their feelings more slowly than others. I am that monkey.

Simon is an improv comedy veteran. He has worked and trained with some of the country’s best improv talent including Cariad Lloyd, Rob Broderick and Dylan Emery.

This is his first solo show.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
The Imagicarium of Mr Dickens Quids In Theatre Company

2 stars Here's a true fact: alongside his rather more famous writing career, Charles Dickens was an enthusiastic amateur magician. This one-man show, from Fringe regulars Quids In, uses that fact as a jumping-off point for their trademark combination of theatre and stage magic. Alone on the stage, Kreestan Sennakie presents a series of Dickensian figures, and performs a trick in character as each one. Read the full review.

Quids In Theatre Company have become a favourite of mine over the last few Brighton Fringes. Combining theatre, stage magic, and sometimes music, a few of their shows work better than others – but all of them are interesting. This time round, we're promised an audience with a series of Dickensian characters, who'll illustrate their lives with conjuring tricks for our education and amusement. If previous form's a guide, this should be an enjoyable hour - with skilful magic and quality acting combining to tell a convincing story.

Imagine if you could sit down in Fagin's den or share a rum with Bill Sykes while he mesmerises you with cards. This innovative and highly original production allows you to do just that!

Awarded five stars at Edinburgh Fringe, actor and magician Chris Begg (Kreestan Sennakie) brings a range of Dickens characters to life with immaculate skill and breathtaking magic.

"At times both creepy and comical, even horrifying and darkly entertaining, Sennakie appeals to both the believers and sceptics" (The Graveyard Shift, BroadwayBaby)

5:40pm to 6:30pm
Bear North Brainfruit

4 stars A show with a dancing bear might sound barbaric… but relax, this particular bear wants to dance. There it stands at the side of the stage, the broadest of smiles on its big brown head, elegantly shimmying its big brown paws in time to Cajun folk songs. The songs are provided by a trio of musicians, who come from Brighton but tell us they're somehow in Canada, and a travelling poet has also tagged along. Oh – and did I mention that the bear is wearing a cheerful summery dress? Read the full review.

A comic combo including a dancing bear - yep, probably the only show in the Fringe to have one. Created by multi-award-winning comedian and director Roy Hutchins - recent winner of the ‘Best ensemble production’ at the Wellington Fringe for ‘Fiery Tongues’. This new show conjures up cajun folk n’ blues on bears, beavers, bugs and buffalos. Sue Bradley (Perrier winner for her work with Pookiesnackenburger) is on fiddle, Dr Blue’s on guitar, Roy’s on synth and we’re proud to introduce the golden voice of Caitlin Mckeon and the dancing talents of her brother Tom - aka THE BEAR

5:45pm to 7:00pm
My Apple Dumpling Girl (Evening), We Are All Stories (Daytime) About Face Theatre Company

'My Apple Dumpling Girl' is a powerful small-scale play featuring a beautiful set and puppets (evening). 'We Are All Stories' is a new collection of five plays beautifully presented by the actors and puppets in a magical space created for you (daytime).

About Face perform mainly in Herefordshire but have toured both regionally and nationally. As well as performing plays especially written for the company, About Face also takes a regular programme of workshops and performances. About Face is part of the ECHO charity.

6:00pm to 12:00am
The Spire Festival Bar The Spire

Step into Brighton’s most atmospheric bar. Experience unusual art, curious performance and live music every night at 9pm whilst sipping the perfect festival cocktail - and it's all for free! Kemptown's newest Brighton Fringe venue located in the glorious St Marks Chapel opens its doors every Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Refugee Festival University of Brighton

What challenges are refugees facing? And what can we do about it all? MARS is organising a series of events on refugeedom in and out of the UK today. Readings of poetry and tales, discussions, art events and educational seminars will combine under three different thematic Fridays:
1# Telling 4/5
2# Listening 11/5
3# Taking Action 18/5

6:00pm to 7:00pm
David Ephgrave: Under Construction Doggett & Ephgrave

The daily-blogging comic presents a work in progress for his new show. Among Daily Telegraph's '20 Funniest One-Liners' and Comedy Central's '35 Funniest Jokes from 2017' at Edinburgh Fringe.

"As smooth as they come" (BBC)
"Devastatingly witty" (EdFest Magazine)
"Ephgrave is a very likeable standup, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with... he’s a natural entertainer" (view from the gods)
"Wonderfully innovative comedy" (Broadway Baby)
"Never a dull hour" (List)

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

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

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

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Dance Trail 2018 Brighton Dance Network

Back for its fourth year Brighton dance Network's promenade performance leads audiences through a new series of dance occurrences crafted for a chosen part of the city.

This year's trail focuses on the seafront area and invites the audience to view this iconic Brighton location with fresh eyes.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away by Cole Moreton Harry Farmer presents

4 stars Cole Moreton narrates a touching, true story about two boys, Marc McCay and Martin Burton, who both become seriously ill and the impact this had on their two families. It’s based on a radio programme and a book with the same name, written by Moreton – who is a broadcaster, interviewer and journalist. Read the full review.

Cole Moreton is a writer and broadcaster exploring who we are and what we believe in. His Radio 4 series 'The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away' won Best Writing at the World’s Best Radio Awards in New York. Cole now tells this deeply moving true story live on stage.

Interviewer of the Year in 2016, he has written for 'The Guardian', 'The Independent', 'The Times', and 'The Mail on Sunday'.

A resident of Sussex and father of four, Cole admits he was squeamish about organ donation until his mind was completely changed by meeting the families in this story. It’s also a testament to the wonder that is the NHS.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias Jacob Hatton

Friends! Countrymen! Lend me your ears! For you stand now amongst kings.

Epic Comedy for Kings (also lady Kings). Stand-up and sketches for Emperors and madmen from up and coming surrealist and wild-man Jacob Hatton (BBC Radio 4, Soho Theatre Young Company). Come for sagas of great men, heroic deeds, knights, wizards, love and er... Old Macdonald. Comedy for the brave, chivalrous and true. Also for pretty much anyone else.

"The hour flew past... I can't wait to see what he does next" (Edinburgh Fringe Audience Review)

"In touch with the human psyche" (Broadway Baby)

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Brighton Queen of Slaughtering Places 368 Theatre Company

Over the course of the last few Fringes, playwright Nigel Fairs has all but cornered the market for local tales of true crime. His scripts are always popular, balancing chilling detail and character-based insight – and the intimate, atmospheric setting of the Town Hall's old police cells adds an extra frisson, too. This time, he's tackling three real-life local murder cases, each of them involving a body in a packing trunk; we're promised a story that's historically accurate, but also has a twist in the tale. On previous form, it should be a sure-fire winner.

On 17th June 1934, a dead woman's torso was discovered in a trunk at Brighton station. The murder was never solved... until now! Come down into the darkly atmospheric police cells below Brighton Town Hall to hear the murderer tell their story...

Written by the award-winning Nigel Fairs ('In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer'), this is the sequel to last year's sell-out 'Brighton Killers', described as "a darkly enthralling immersive, immensely enjoyable theatre event" (Broadway Baby) and "well-written, atmospheric and blackly comic" (The Reviews Hub).

6:00pm to 7:20pm
EAST by Steven Berkoff Snowdrop Productions

4 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2016 Playwright Steven Berkoff described East as “a scream or a shout of pain” – and certainly, this portrayal of the East End of his childhood is a brutal and uncompromising one.  But still, this is an entertaining and enjoyable production, thanks both to Berkoff’s writing and the slickly-delivered efforts of a talented ensemble.  The end result might tend more towards comedy than darkness, but the five characters’ stories still prove thought-provoking and, sometimes, poignant. Read the full review.

This entertaining version of Steven Berkoff's East had its debut back in 2016, and it was impressive and engaging when we reviewed it then. Berkoff described his script as "a scream or shout of pain", and there are certainly visceral moments in this production – but I remember it most for its choreographed visual set-pieces, and larger-than-life characterisation. At 90 minutes it's a little longer than your average Fringe show, but combining rich writing and slick performance, it's well worth clearing your schedule for.

1970's London. Mike, Les and Sylv are fighting for their youth. Filling their days with sex and violence, they battle both the boredom they fear and the inevitable future they see in their parents, ultimately finding that history is doomed to repeat itself.

Berkoff’s roller-coasting invention of poetic violence, excitement and boundless vitality hones in on the lives and loves of the underclasses and the spiked social injustices which continue to divide the have and have-nots, consigning the poorest to invisibility until they explode in rage.

***** (The Argus)
***** (Reviews Hub)

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

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

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

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

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

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

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

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

6:10pm to 7:10pm
Woyzeck Squall + Frenzy

A tortured mind, a broken heart, a descent into insanity, jealousy and rage. Büchner’s classic play, 'Woyzeck', remains an unflinchingly relevant commentary on society’s uncaring attitude towards poverty and mental illness.

The story of a man who, by the circumstances of his birth, is driven down the darkest possible path, while those infected with the myopia of privilege feed him the lie that turning aside is a mere matter of moral strength. In this new, dreamlike adaptation, by turns bitterly tragic and absurdly comic, you will witness the unlovely fragments of a shattered life.

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

It's a comedy bonanza!

A brand-new stand-up comedy selection from Laughing Horse. An exciting mixed bag 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!

6:15pm to 7:10pm
1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom: Samantha Baines Samantha Baines c/o Hannah Layton Management

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (Call the Midwife, The Crown, BBC Radio 4) returns to Brighton after a smash-hit, sell-out Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre runs and a UK tour.

She's exploring the lost women of science. Expect facts, puns and an ear trumpet attached to a whiskey bottle.

"One of the ones to watch" (Evening Standard)

"Very funny" (Beyond The Joke)

"One of the punniest comedians in the land" (Metro).

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Rosco McClelland: Work in Progress Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

It's been a hell of a year for Rosco McClelland, travelling the world, getting engaged and making new friends in interesting places. Come hear the stories and see what happened.

"Rosco is a gifted storyteller, with great stage presence" (EdFest Magazine)

Scottish Comedian of the Year 2016.

6:45pm to 7:45pm
After Mosh Pit

After is clearly an experiment, and experiments can go wrong. But the premise is intriguing: we see the same short script performed twice, once by a real-life mother and daughter and once by a real-life father and son. Each spin through has a separate director and, we're assured, there's been no conferring. It'll be fascinating to see how the dynamics change the tone of the two pieces, and there are some reassuringly familiar names involved: the script's by Craig Jordan-Baker of Beowulf fame, and the father is Tom Dussek, who's earned 5* from us in the past.

A tale of power, parenthood and a rabbit. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where history is lost, this short play is performed twice per show by a mother, Syreeta Kumar (Notes on a Scandal, The Infidel, The Buddha of Suburbia) and her daughter Echo, and by a father, Tom Dussek (Glengarry Glen Ross, Doing What it Says on the Tin, the voice of Gorilla Glue) and his son Dan. Each version of the play has been developed separately by directors Dodger Phillips and Rikki Tarascas .

Written by Craig Jordan-Baker (Beowulf, Tommy O'Quire).

'After' explores what we pass on to our kids; whether they want it or not.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Black White with a Hash Brown Joe Bains

A tale of three colours.

The show starts as pristine white in Bethnal Green and devolves to brown in Whitechapel, finally complete blackness in the heart of Leyton; it looks at ourselves and at society through our filters of colour.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bomb Sex Weeman Productions

It's the 1980s, 'the troubles' in Northern Ireland are at their height, but many just want to get their leg over. "I love a man in uniform, even if he's a terrorist", "when sleeping with a soldier, it's not the clap you need to worry about, it's tarring and feathering", "but make sure you always make love to your husband after the bingo". A dark comedy written and performed by Fintan Shevlin based on the explosive relationship between Ireland and England told by those trapped within it. One man. Eight voices.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Drunk With A Pen Joseph J Clark

Poetry for the drinking classes: Joseph J Clark performs 13.5 poems about drink and drinking. Earnest, endearing, and occasionally exciting poetry from the very bottom of the bottle.

Featuring a support set from Rachel Shorer.

"Performance poetry at its most accessible... a bit like being in the pub with a more interesting raconteur than you can usually rustle up" (Broadway Baby)

7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of... SharkhelpingFish

4 stars This lively, uncomplicated, perfectly delightful show is just the thing to round off a fun day at the Fringe. The venue is a guest house – if I understood it right, some of the performers actually live there – but the action's spread across the globe, from the depths of the sea to the edge of space. In a small group of up to six people, you'll move from room to room to meet a procession of charismatic characters, each of whose lives is intertwined with a figure known only as the Explorer. Read the full review.

Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house.

Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start time. You may be joined by other explorers.

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

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

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

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

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Pals The Black Dove

Simone Belshaw (South Coast Comedian Finalist 2017) and William Stone (Max Turner Finalist 2018) are just two ordinary lads looking for friendship in a crazy world. Come hang out with them at this interactive show hosted by a phone (voiced by Jen Ives) hear some of William's whimsical one-liners and some offbeat fables from Simone. Come as strangers, leave as PALS!

William Stone - "Belting gags. Highly recommended" Angela Barnes (Radio4 Newsjack, Live at the Apollo). Simone Belshaw - "Brilliantly offbeat, often surreal and always original" - Funny Women.

7:00pm to 7:40pm
Esther Manito: But I've Got One (Work in Progress) Esther Manito

Esther Manito, a finalist on 'So You Think You're Funny? 2017' and heard on BBC radio 4 Extra, is working on her first solo show. "We need more gritty reality of the feminine kind and Esther tells it like it is!" (Lynne Parker, Founder and Producer of Funny Women). Esther is so over expectations and hiding what she's thinking, because deep down... deep, deep down, some of you lot are thinking the same thing.

"Esther has a lot of hair and a lot of talent" (Beyond the Joke)

"An assured and adept performer" (Chortle)

7:00pm to 7:55pm
Sameena Zehra's Cult of Comedy On The Cusp

An hour of pure entertainment from musicians, clowns, and wordmongers of all flavours, local and international, showcasing the best Brighton Fringe has to offer.

"... a smorgasbord of different voices finding the funny in new places... in the assured and comedically strong hands of Zehra, 'Cult Of Comedy' is a welcome addition to the list of Fringe comedy nights, with a feel and tone all of its own" (Latest)

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Fast Digital Drama

Washington State, 1910. Doctor Linda Hazzard opens her sanatorium to the public. The public do not always survive... 'Fast' is a dark, psychological drama questioning how far you would go to find the perfect cure. The doors are open and the doctor will see you now...

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

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Only Fools and 3 Courses Comedy Dining

The ‘Only Fools and 3 Courses Dining’ invitation!

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action, as Marlene and Boycie invite you to a Gala Dinner. Chaos and mayhem are served in large portions and are very likely to interrupt the proceedings.

Del Boy, Rodney, Uncle Albert, Trigger all put in an appearance, and the finale with Raquel and Tony singing 'CWING' has to be seen to be believed.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Comforter The Marlborough Theatre

Part ritual, part prayer, part rowdy revivalist rally, 'The Comforter' is a rite of passage that reclaims spirituality and proposes a new perspective on church. Exchanging psalms and sacrament from 80s/90s pop culture, it draws inspiration from Twin Peaks and Ingmar Bergman, and throws a kiss to George Michael.

Commissioned by The Yard Theatre, Marlborough Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre and Colchester Arts Centre.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure The Make 'Em Up's

4 stars From the first moment of this improvised show, you sense the presence of dear old Enid Blyton. All of the actors are dressed in suitable adventure attire – knee-length shorts, long white socks and smart tank tops. Oh, and the audience are all of a certain age! Jonah Fazel bounces onto the stage, larger than life, and introduces the clever way the performance will unfold. There are two large dice with suggestions from the audience attached. Once rolled onto the stage, they are used as material for the story. Read the full review.

The picnic hamper’s packed, so cast yourself back to the 1940s when you could delight in lashings of ginger beer, a mouth full of tongue sandwich or get your lips round a nice spotted dick! In this riotous improvised spoof of the nation's most beloved author, the all-star cast spin an entirely new adventure for grown-ups using audience suggestions and inspiration from the Blyton classics! Featuring an Eton mess of all-star comedians from across the Fringe.

"Delightfully silly" **** (ThreeWeeks)
"They're phenomenal" **** (remotegoat)
"Pick of the Fringe" (Daily Record)

7:00pm to 9:30pm
Silver Jewellery Workshop Silver & Sage

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

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

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

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

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Humanity Dick: A Tale of Beasts and Bullets Seán Leonard

Celebrity duellist, father of animal rights and the RSPCA, infamous cuckold and rolling financial disaster, Irishman 'Humanity Dick' Martin M.P. literally blazed a trail of triumph and tragedy through the Age of Revolution.

This rollicking, hugely entertaining one-man show has been a sell-out, word-of-mouth hit in Ireland since its premiere at the Galway Fringe in 2016, and now comes to the UK for the first time.

An extraordinary true tale of deadly duels, contrary cousins, wayward wives, fiscal fecklessness, the birth of the SPCA and, indeed, a donkey in a courtroom.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
James Cary: James and John STAC

John 3:16 is the verse to end all verses apparently. Christians use that verse on billboards and t-shirts, hoping to catch the attention of unbelievers. James Cary, comedy writer and Christian, wonders why the Church’s attempts at evangelism seem so clumsy, doomed to fail and yet somehow in keeping with the stories of unlikely heroes in the Bible.

James Cary is an award-winning comedy writer who has co-written the first two series of Miranda and nine BBC Radio 4 series with Milton Jones. He also created 'Hut 33' and 'Think the Unthinkable' (BBC Radio 4), and co-created 'Bluestone 42' for BBC3.

Touch tours available on request, please email office@standrewshove.org to book.

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

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

7:15pm to 8:15pm
The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of... SharkhelpingFish

4 stars This lively, uncomplicated, perfectly delightful show is just the thing to round off a fun day at the Fringe. The venue is a guest house – if I understood it right, some of the performers actually live there – but the action's spread across the globe, from the depths of the sea to the edge of space. In a small group of up to six people, you'll move from room to room to meet a procession of charismatic characters, each of whose lives is intertwined with a figure known only as the Explorer. Read the full review.

Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house.

Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start time. You may be joined by other explorers.

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Ali McGregor's ALCHEMY Working Management

Ali McGregor, The Opera Australia soprano who ran away with the circus has gone on to become international cabaret royalty. Fresh from sell-out tours of arts festivals around the world, comes her award-winning solo show.

In 'Alchemy', Ali McGregor draws on her influence from opera, cabaret and trashy 80’s pop divas for inspiration. Working alongside the finest jazz musicians, she creates unique hybrids from popular songs, standards and blues.

Expect to hear unique mashups and genre defying versions of Madonna, Salt ‘n' Pepa and Kiss, like they were sung by a 40s siren in Vegas.

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Anna Morris: Under the Sea (Work in Progress) CatFace Talent

A brand new show from the creator of award-winning wedding comedy 'It's Got to be Perfect'. The critically acclaimed character comic invites you onto Britain's lowest budget cruise ship to meet her new creations. Join your guide Janene as you set sail from Hull to Portsmouth. Meet the on-board entertainers and bring your own life-jacket...

This is the 5th show from Anna Morris, star of Channel 4's 'Lee & Dean' and viral YouTube series, 'Georgina's Wedding Blogs'.

"Morris has the X Factor" ***** (Edinburgh Guide)
"A master of character comedy" (British Comedy Guide)
**** (The Stage)

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Steve Lee Performs an Indecent Act Steve Lee

If you missed Steve’s Fringe debut ‘Sit Down Stand Up’ last year, you now have the opportunity of missing this brand new show as well! Tales of a life well-lived with possible nudity, naughty words, and live music. Who could ask for anything more? Well, Steve will ask for a brandy!

In showbiz for 47 years, with two TV scripts for Disney under his belt, a dozen shows written for family audiences, and you’ve never heard of him? Now’s your chance to find out why! Book early to ensure disappointment!

Supporting the MS Society.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Ladies Marmalade Arielle Souma

Ladies Marmalade is a reminder that comedy is more than what you see on TV. Storytelling and stand up with sex, music and loads of jokes.

These wonderful women couldn't be any more different, yet both are very funny and empowering!

Arielle Souma: 2017 NATYS Finalist, 2016 SYTYF Finalist. "A tsunami of compelling attitude, raining some heavy punchlines with her blunt, accessible style".

Victoria Howden is a theatre fan with a wide impressive range of vocal.

"A must see for all comedy lovers". Fun evening ahead. Do not miss!

**** (Reviews Hub)

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Off The Cuff: Crime and Funishment Off The Cuff

Back by popular demand following 2016 and 2017's sell-out shows!

Brighton’s improvised comedy favourites present a hilarious impromptu detective drama, packed with colourful characters and lurid plots. Each performance brings a completely new episode, all inspired by audience suggestions, charting the latest cryptic case of Detective Funishment! Prepare to be amused and awed in equal measure by this spontaneous and unique take on the classic TV 'whodunnit?'

“Classic comedy gold” ***** (Latest 7)
"A completely satisfying, inventive tale" (Broadway Baby)
"Get ready for some belly laugh!" (XYZ)

7:30pm to 9:15pm
Flutes at St Michael's: Sussex Flutes Flute Quintet + The Brunswick Duo Music at Saint Michael's

The Sussex Flutes' flute quintet (Anne Hodgson, Victoria Hancox, Sue Gregg, Marielle Way and Nicole Le Clercq) play Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens and much more. The group will also play some of their own arrangements.

Established in 2009, Sussex Flutes include the whole flute family from piccolo to bass flute, which gives their recitals great variety (May 11).

The Brunswick Duo play J.S. Bach 6 Flute Sonatas on the modern flute with piano.

The intense sonatas in E and B minors contrast with the innocent radiance of the sonatas in C and A majors. Also included: Sonatas in Eb and E majors (May 26).

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Tomas Ford: Craptacular Tomas Ford

International cabaret sex god Tomas Ford (Crap Music Rave Party) reaches for international stardom with his biggest, dumbest pop extravaganza yet. Think Kylie, Madonna and Bieber in a unique mix of stadium spectacular and hostage situation.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of... SharkhelpingFish

4 stars This lively, uncomplicated, perfectly delightful show is just the thing to round off a fun day at the Fringe. The venue is a guest house – if I understood it right, some of the performers actually live there – but the action's spread across the globe, from the depths of the sea to the edge of space. In a small group of up to six people, you'll move from room to room to meet a procession of charismatic characters, each of whose lives is intertwined with a figure known only as the Explorer. Read the full review.

Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house.

Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start time. You may be joined by other explorers.

7:30pm to 8:50pm
Stories of the Sword: The Second Stab Sussex Sword Academy

So much history, so little time. 'Stories of the Sword' is returning for a second stab, with characters old and new to take you through the real-life tales of some more of history's famous duellists. People such as Pirate Queen Gráinne O'Malley, Prize Fighter James Figg and the unstoppable Lord Edward Sackville will feature. Using martial swordplay, film, narration and live action, their stories will be explored and the inspiration for The Three Musketeers revealed.

7:30pm to 9:00pm
The Manifestation of Trim Tab Jim Trim Tab Productions

This new show is the sequel to The Reincarnation Of Trim Tab Jim, which earned a four-star review from us back in 2015. An unashamedly loud and passionate rock opera, nobody could accuse that last show of ducking big topics: destiny, judgement and the Angel of Death all played a role. The titular Trim Tab Jim is named after the tiny rudder which can move a mighty boat – and the underlying lesson was that we should all be accountable for making the world a better place. It was agitprop with a strident beat, and hopefully this second incarnation offers more of the same.

Trim Tab is on a mission to fulfil a promise he made to the Angel of Death. If only he could remember what it was... A psychiatrist takes a keen interest in him and goes out of her way to help him fulfil his potential. But all is not as it seems – indeed, reality itself may not be as it seems... Praise for THE REINCARNATION OF TRIM TAB JIM:

“Lion-hearted... Destined for greatness!” (Fringe Review)
“A slick performance with a great message” (Fringe Guru)
“Unique, compelling musical theatre” (Fringe Review) “Simply stunning” (BN1 Magazine)

Bar opens 7pm.

www.trimtabjim.com

7:30pm to 9:00pm
Last Orders Micronian Theatre Productions

Micronian Theatre make their return to the stage with their first original two-act play and debut at Brighton Fringe, fundraising for our charities, The Clock Tower Sanctuary and the Dogs Trust.

An ordinary Friday night at the pub turns into anything but ordinary, as the paths of friends and strangers cross. As drinks are shared secrets are exposed, shattering dreams and destroying lives. Who has blood on their hands?

Written by Mike Black.

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

The Fringe programme’s Tours section is always fun to dip into, and this gleefully melodramatic circuit of Brighton’s labyrinthine Lanes is even more entertaining than most. Playing firmly for laughs, not scares, your black-caped guide packs plenty of storytelling into a comparatively short walk, as you wave back and forth through the secret squares and hidden alleyways of the old town. Take note, however, this is no place for cynics: wilful over-acting is part of the fun, and it’s a whole lot more enjoyable if you “ooh” and “aah” along.

'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 of 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.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Twonkey’s Night Train to Liechtenstein Mr. Twonkey

Brighton Fringe’s most reliably unusual auteur returns with a new adventure from the peculiar world of Mr Twonkey. What happens when you take suggestions from your fans to make a new show? You get a cross between Murder on the Orient Express and Jack and the Beanstalk directed by David Lynch. The purest of storytelling for adults with a mad-minded inner child.

"A crazy, wonderful performer" **** (The Scotsman)
"The barmiest, most original show on the fringe" **** (Broadway Baby)

The winner of the 2016 Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality.

A cabaret comedy on fire with big city high jinks.

7:30pm to 8:15pm
Excess Baggage Resound Male Voices

Resound are The 'Soundtrek' boys and this year they are on tour. Last year they sung you through ten countries around the world in eight different languages, this year you are invited to join them as they set off together on tour.

Just like real life, things never go to plan in an airport lounge. Join them as they sing, for their own (and hopefully your) amusement, songs that resonate when you are travelling or waiting due to unforeseen delays, lost passports and excess baggage.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Brighton Queen of Slaughtering Places 368 Theatre Company

Over the course of the last few Fringes, playwright Nigel Fairs has all but cornered the market for local tales of true crime. His scripts are always popular, balancing chilling detail and character-based insight – and the intimate, atmospheric setting of the Town Hall's old police cells adds an extra frisson, too. This time, he's tackling three real-life local murder cases, each of them involving a body in a packing trunk; we're promised a story that's historically accurate, but also has a twist in the tale. On previous form, it should be a sure-fire winner.

On 17th June 1934, a dead woman's torso was discovered in a trunk at Brighton station. The murder was never solved... until now! Come down into the darkly atmospheric police cells below Brighton Town Hall to hear the murderer tell their story...

Written by the award-winning Nigel Fairs ('In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer'), this is the sequel to last year's sell-out 'Brighton Killers', described as "a darkly enthralling immersive, immensely enjoyable theatre event" (Broadway Baby) and "well-written, atmospheric and blackly comic" (The Reviews Hub).

7:45pm to 9:15pm
Cry, Blueberry Richard Canal

November, 1932. Blueberry, a clown on vaudevillian Broadway, wrestles with life-long guilt, fleeing from his pain both into performance and sex. His addictive escapes have finally lost him his wife right as he loses his employment. He enters his dressing-room for the last time, confesses to the audience and confronts his memories, mistakes and misdeeds - either to their conclusion, or his own.

Poetic, heartfelt and honest, 'Cry, Blueberry' is a new magical-realist solo play praised with four stars at the Camden Fringe as one "to revere and respect" and "a strong and bold piece of theatre."

7:45pm to 8:55pm
The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sidney Barely Human Puppets

4 stars It's one of the stranger stories from Brighton's chequered past: a spate of poisonings in 1871, tracked in the end to strychnine-laced chocolates. And this gothic comedy of a puppet show is fittingly dainty and sweet; performed with miniature glove puppets on an adorable fold-out set, it's full of knowing humour, yet still does justice to the grotesque historical tale. Read the full review.

A grotesque, darkly comic Victorian story of obsessive love, murder, and confectionery. Seven lavish glove-puppets and one narrator-puppeteer bring you this tale inspired by the real Brighton Chocolate Cream Poisoner of 1871: sugary, but certainly not sweet!

"Gloriously gothic and surprisingly funny" (Exeunt Magazine)

7:45pm to 8:45pm
The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of... SharkhelpingFish

4 stars This lively, uncomplicated, perfectly delightful show is just the thing to round off a fun day at the Fringe. The venue is a guest house – if I understood it right, some of the performers actually live there – but the action's spread across the globe, from the depths of the sea to the edge of space. In a small group of up to six people, you'll move from room to room to meet a procession of charismatic characters, each of whose lives is intertwined with a figure known only as the Explorer. Read the full review.

Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house.

Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start time. You may be joined by other explorers.

7:45pm to 9:45pm
1984 New Venture Theatre

4 stars Based on George Orwell’s famed novel, 1984 is a compelling piece of theatre about an oppressive regime in a fictional super-state called Oceania – where big brother is watching you all the time and loyalty to the Party is paramount. The central question for protagonist Winston Smith and his sweetheart Julia is – whom should they trust? Read the full review.

In George Orwell's 1984, people live under ignorant oppression in Oceania, a place where the Party scrutinises human actions with the ever-watchful eye of Big Brother. Defying a ban on individuality, Winston Smith dares to express his thoughts in a diary and pursue a relationship with the mysterious Julia.

These criminal deeds bring Winston to the attention of the opposition and O’Brien, who then must reform the nonconformist. 1984 has never been more relevant and is compelling as it is terrifying, introducing the watchwords for life without freedom: Big Brother is watching you.

Please note that smoking, strobe lighting and a smoke machine is is use throughout this performance.

7:45pm to 10:05pm
King Charles III Brighton Little Theatre

Queen Elizabeth II is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, her son ascends to the throne. A future of power. But how to rule?

Mike Bartlett’s controversial and critically-acclaimed King Charles III explores the people beneath the crown, the unwritten rules of our democracy and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.

This intriguing and inspired political drama, offers a timely examination of contemporary Britain, with a true Shakespearean form.

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

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

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

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

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

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

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

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Unhinged Unhinged Productions

We are Unhinged, a five piece female/male stand-up group. We offer a variety of acts from a variety of backgrounds. Taking you on a comedic journey from Israel, through Lebanon to London. Via parenthood, singledom and good old fashioned desperation. Our unique mix offers something for all audiences.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Sex & Pugs & Rock & LOLS FrogDog Productions

Three regulars from the comedy circuit bring you an hour of stand-up tackling life’s most important issues: sex, dogs and music - there’ll be jokes about other stuff too. All delivered with lashings of LOLS. With Katherine Atkinson (Funny Women regional finalist) Sarah Charsley (from the acclaimed sketch group The Fannytasticals) and Ben Carter (SYTYF semi-finalist, Laughing Horse semi-finalist).

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Viv Groskop: Vivalicious Viv Groskop

Following the success of 'Say Sorry to the Lady' (2015), 'Be More Margo' (2016) and 'Anchorwoman' (2017) at The Stand comes a brand new show from Viv Groskop, star of BBC1's 'This Week' and BBC Radio 4's 'It’s Just a Joke, Comrade'.

In this age of therapy and reinvention, Viv's new work-in-progress is about being the best version of yourself you can be. In Viv’s case - her most Vivalicious self. Or does there come a time when you should just give up and accept you are not that great a human being and never will be?

"Fresh and original" (Sara Pascoe)
"Viv is brilliant" (Jo Brand)

8:00pm to 9:00pm
My Divorce Runneth Me Over Joe Bains

Joe, Jack and Kelv look at life in the divorced lane from arranged to deranged and ending up at the Amethyst anniversary.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Akin Omobitan & Lew Fitz: The Neighbours Are Worried Omobitan & Fitz

Ever worried about noises coming from next door?

You’re invited to meet the neighbours.

Akin Omobitan, Max Turner Prize 2017 winner and Leicester Square Comedian of the Year finalist 2017

"Engaging performance... freshly funny" (The Scotsman)

"As a newcomer he's ticking lots of boxes" (Chortle)

Flatmates, friends with a lot to explain.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of... SharkhelpingFish

4 stars This lively, uncomplicated, perfectly delightful show is just the thing to round off a fun day at the Fringe. The venue is a guest house – if I understood it right, some of the performers actually live there – but the action's spread across the globe, from the depths of the sea to the edge of space. In a small group of up to six people, you'll move from room to room to meet a procession of charismatic characters, each of whose lives is intertwined with a figure known only as the Explorer. Read the full review.

Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house.

Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start time. You may be joined by other explorers.

8:00pm to 8:55pm
BEASTS BEASTS

Sketch phenomenon BEASTS return to Brighton with an hour of their best ever sketches. Only one problem: they can't agree on what should make it in. Will this be peacefully resolved? Obviously not.
"Hilarious" **** (The Telegraph)
"Unforgettably nutty" **** (The Times)
"Deliciously demented" **** (Metro)

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

3 stars Patrick Hamilton's Rope may be a classic script, but it's also a rather bizarre one. Two upper-class students commit a brutal murder: not for gain, or any other kind of motive, but simply to demonstrate their own superiority. They've hidden the body in a packing chest, and invited some friends round for tea. They're using the chest to lay out the buffet. Is this really a good idea? Read the full review.

Two students murder a fellow student as an expression of their intellectual superiority. They hide the body in a chest and proceed to host a party for his friends and family, at which the chest containing his corpse is used to serve a buffet. The play, later adapted by Alfred Hitchcock, is loosely based on a true murder case. 2014, 2015 and 2016 Brighton Fringe award-winners.

8:00pm to 10:30pm
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)

8:00pm to 11:00pm
SuperHappyLand Take Over Superhappyland

'Super Happy Land' is the reimagining of 70s children’s favourite ‘Tiswas’ relocated to
The Round George’s'.

A night of marvellous anarchic danger with music, audio, visuals, cross dressing and marvellously eclectic comics hosted by the unstoppable Kayo.

Super Happy Land Summer of Mayhem SHL Definition: Mayhem (noun). Wilful and deliberate cause of laughter of a person; resulting in dangerous fits of laughter and loss of bladder control i.e. "I p****d myself Laughing".

Headliners: Richard Perry + support 4th, Kelsey de Almeida + support 11th, 18th & 25th.

Comedy Open Mic Night 1st June

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Lear's Daughters Suitcase Theatre

A mother asks her daughters, “Which of you shall we say doth love us most?”. Old jealousies re-surface and insecurities grow. A re-imagining of King Lear, exploring the stories of Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, giving a voice to their thoughts, feelings and desires.

(The performance is on a boat and dependent on weather may cause motion sickness)

8:15pm to 9:15pm
The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of... SharkhelpingFish

4 stars This lively, uncomplicated, perfectly delightful show is just the thing to round off a fun day at the Fringe. The venue is a guest house – if I understood it right, some of the performers actually live there – but the action's spread across the globe, from the depths of the sea to the edge of space. In a small group of up to six people, you'll move from room to room to meet a procession of charismatic characters, each of whose lives is intertwined with a figure known only as the Explorer. Read the full review.

Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house.

Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start time. You may be joined by other explorers.

8:20pm to 9:20pm
Daphna Baram: Sugarcoating Daphna Baram

A Middle Eastern Mary Poppins gets diabetes from her spoonful of sugar, becomes British, and negotiates with her body as insulin and Brexit go down. Just as Daphna Baram finally falls in love with her big magnificence, she's told she must indulge it less – or part with her toes. Just as she receives the coveted red EU passport, her new compatriots denounce Europe. The betrayal of the flesh and treachery of hope never seemed so bittersweet.

"Masterful" ***** (Bunbury Magazine)

"Wonderful and hilarious" **** (Broadway Baby)

"Illuminating, poignant" (The List)

8:30pm to 9:30pm
Third Wheel Kathryn Mather

Two Northerners and a Southerner, a power couple and a singleton, two 'comedians' and a 'comedienne'. Come and work out which of these three are getting lucky, which will only eat food sourced from the River Thames and which of them drinks gravy. Nothing cool has three wheels. Except us.

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 10:00pm
The Treason Show: Festival Special Treason Productions

Brighton’s much-loved resident satirists with their unique brand of topical comedy, all wrapped up in Brighton Fringe award-winner Mark Brailsford's festival package. Written by a team of over 30 writers and now in it’s record-breaking 18th year, this is one festival show you can’t miss.

“Brighton is rightly very proud of this company” (The Argus)

8:30pm to 9:25pm
Stupid Cupid Unrestricted View

Ever feel confused about Love? Where to find it and keep it? Do you think you touch yourself too often? Meet Cupid in training as she tests the waters with her flashy love skills. Side effects may include feelings of lust, unwelcome singing, inaccurate nostalgia and something we call 'neighbour fingers'...
If Love is a drug, meet the dealer

“Liz McMullen is a bubbly and endearing performer who gives us her all in Stupid Cupid” (Vancouver Fringe)
“Insightful & Delightful” (Two Cents & Two Pence, Vancouver)

Liz McMullen is Stupid Cupid and wherever more love is needed, you'll find her!

8:30pm to 9:30pm
The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of... SharkhelpingFish

4 stars This lively, uncomplicated, perfectly delightful show is just the thing to round off a fun day at the Fringe. The venue is a guest house – if I understood it right, some of the performers actually live there – but the action's spread across the globe, from the depths of the sea to the edge of space. In a small group of up to six people, you'll move from room to room to meet a procession of charismatic characters, each of whose lives is intertwined with a figure known only as the Explorer. Read the full review.

Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house.

Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start time. You may be joined by other explorers.

8:30pm to 10:30pm
Doppel Dietrich Patricia Hartshorne

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

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

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

8:30pm to 9:20pm
Eddie Summers: Rocket Fuel! EDDIE SUMMERS

Explosive Eddie's looking for one lucky new flatmate. Could you cope with the energy bomb? Expect toast, kissing, rap, cat whiskers, violence, flirting with an apple crumble, and a giant rabbit!

''A uniquely brilliant high-octane comedian!'' 'Highly Recommended' (FringeReview)

''Genuinely joyful, wonderfully absurd'' (Reviews Hub)

''A supremely confident performer, infectious energy, crazily random / disconcertingly normal'' (FringeReview)

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

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

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

**** (The Scotsman)

**** (Chortle)

**** (The Skinny)

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

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Will Mars: Candid Cafe Will Mars

Whilst working on a half-hour comedy special, Will realised that stand-up was no longer the most important thing in his life. Could he ever be the same again?

As seen on FOX's 'Showtime at the Apollo' (US), BBC's 'Stand-up for Comic Relief' and as a finalist on Season 8 of NBC Comcast's 'Trial by Laughter' (US).

"Damn that dude is funny!" (Steve Harvey, Showtime at the Apollo)

8:45pm to 9:45pm
The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of... SharkhelpingFish

4 stars This lively, uncomplicated, perfectly delightful show is just the thing to round off a fun day at the Fringe. The venue is a guest house – if I understood it right, some of the performers actually live there – but the action's spread across the globe, from the depths of the sea to the edge of space. In a small group of up to six people, you'll move from room to room to meet a procession of charismatic characters, each of whose lives is intertwined with a figure known only as the Explorer. Read the full review.

Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house.

Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start time. You may be joined by other explorers.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Can You Put This in the Bin for Me? Bin Lid Company

After a sell-out run at the 2017 Brighton Fringe, ‘Can You Put This in the Bin for Me?’ returns for the 2018 festival. Distinctively charming Charmaine Davies and intriguing Glaswegian Michael Mooney bring you an hour of fun-packed, engaging comedy. The format of the show is straight-talking free stand-up, with each comic lasting around 30 minutes.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of... SharkhelpingFish

4 stars This lively, uncomplicated, perfectly delightful show is just the thing to round off a fun day at the Fringe. The venue is a guest house – if I understood it right, some of the performers actually live there – but the action's spread across the globe, from the depths of the sea to the edge of space. In a small group of up to six people, you'll move from room to room to meet a procession of charismatic characters, each of whose lives is intertwined with a figure known only as the Explorer. Read the full review.

Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house.

Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start time. You may be joined by other explorers.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
LadyFace Lucy Farrett

4 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2017 LadyFace is in situ awaiting our arrival, swigging Fanta and eating Hula Hoops from her fingers as retro music plays. Clad in leotard, tutu and silver cowboy boots – and with a cardboard box on her head – it's a joyously childlike scene. This box, together with a cardboard sign and washing airer stacked with more cardboard boxes, are the first nod to her refuse-based props and set. It's a sweet and sour mixture of girly fluffiness and everyday earthiness, which complement one another. Read the full review.

A white-knuckle ride on a character-comedy carousel from chameleon woman-host LadyFace aka Lucy Farrett, said to be “funny” (Neil Gaiman) and “mesmerising” (The Scotsman).

So roll up, roll up and take a journey through her multi-faced person world! The Mighty Boosh/Victoria Wood lovechild of solo character comedy.

Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Reviews:
"Leftfield and unhinged creations with impeccable delivery." **** (The List)

"Lucy Farrett is a real talent." **** (The Wee Review)

"Playful and fun throughout." **** (Fringe Guru)

"Clearly much promise." (Highly Recommended: FringeReview)

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

9:00pm to 10:00pm
A Robot in Human Skin Nicole Henriksen

Award-nominated writer and performer, Nicole Henriksen, presents the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed theatre debut. Henriksen is known for tackling difficult subjects with grace and wit, and 'A Robot In Human Skin' is no exception. It's a fresh, truthful and heartfelt look at mental health and the ways we treat and understand it.

Come take a look into The Robot's mind and see how you like the ride.

"Perfectly pitched" ***** (The Scotsman)
"Beyond superb" ***** (Theatre Reviews)
"One of the most important hours of this Festival" ***** (EdFest Magazine)

9:00pm to 10:30pm
Fast Digital Drama

Washington State, 1910. Doctor Linda Hazzard opens her sanatorium to the public. The public do not always survive... 'Fast' is a dark, psychological drama questioning how far you would go to find the perfect cure. The doors are open and the doctor will see you now...

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

9:00pm to 10:30pm
La Clique Spiegeltent International Pty Ltd

If I've got my sums right, this is La Clique's fifteenth year on the festival circuit – and they've consistently picked up four- and five-star reviews for their spicy mix of circus, cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque. You can expect a show that's a little bit racy, a little bit subversive, and crammed with a lot of variety – as a series of acts takes their turn in the spotlight, accompanied by a live house band. Tickets aren't cheap in Fringe terms, but you get ninety minutes of solid entertainment, and the bedrock of a good night out.

The international sensation 'La Clique' returns to Brighton after far too many moons... with an amazing lineup and seven-piece band. Far more than the original indescribably bizarre cabaret sideshow spectacular; 'La Clique' keeps pushing the boundaries of new vaudeville and subversion with a show that is every bit live concert as adult variety show. From the subterranean world of circus, comedy, cabaret, variety, magic, burlesque and subversive performance clubs.

"What a show... sexy and saucy, glitzy and glittery, naughty and... " (Edinburgh Review Christmas 17)
"Turns up the heat... a triumph!" (The Stage)

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Anna Nicholson: NICKNACKS STAC

Meet the nominees for woman of the year. From the teenager who wants to save the world, to an it-girl blogger giving the 'best' advice, to a bra saleswoman stirring up the next generation. Who will win?

'NickNacks' also known as 'Woman of the Year' is the debut show by Anna Nicholson (Comedy Virgins winner), developed with BBC sitcom writer James Cary (Bluestone 42, Miranda). Anna recently starred in James' show 'A Monk’s Tale', critically acclaimed by The Times and The Guardian.

9:00pm to 10:55pm
We Are The Lions Mr Manager Townsend Productions

We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!’ is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Strike.

She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, and challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile. She not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression with selfless dedication but, with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity, inspiring future generations.

"A powerful story, powerfully told" **** (The Observer)

9:00pm to 11:00pm
Seaside Sideshow! Hooray House Presents

Kick up your heels and join us for a celebration of music hall, vaudeville and variety with spectacular circus, saucy sing-alongs, magic and merriment!

Gasp, shriek, and be wowed by world-record breakers, multi-award winners, strongmen and showgirls – all the fun of the fair!

9:15pm to 10:15pm
The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of... SharkhelpingFish

4 stars This lively, uncomplicated, perfectly delightful show is just the thing to round off a fun day at the Fringe. The venue is a guest house – if I understood it right, some of the performers actually live there – but the action's spread across the globe, from the depths of the sea to the edge of space. In a small group of up to six people, you'll move from room to room to meet a procession of charismatic characters, each of whose lives is intertwined with a figure known only as the Explorer. Read the full review.

Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house.

Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start time. You may be joined by other explorers.

9:15pm to 10:15pm
Dan Fardell: Joke Furniture Land Dan Fardell

Discover the magic of a show named at the last possible moment, by joining acclaimed local comic Dan Fardell in his second full length Brighton show 'Joke Furniture Land' (work in progress), the follow-up to 2015s capacity-crowded 'At Least 100 Jokes'. Buses, dog shaming, the metric system, no topic is out of bounds - except, probably, furniture.

"Writing with the efficiency of the slickest American comic" (Chortle)

"One of the best new joke writers I've seen in ages. He has so many lines that make me think 'I wish I'd thought of that'" (Romesh Ranganathan)

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Circus'sission: Those That Made the Cut! Head First Acrobats

3 stars The atmosphere was lively for this variety show, and the compère made it seem as if we'd been invited to a party – a party which included, amongst other things, acrobats, magicians, comedians, and lots of hoops of various sizes. The programme is different each night, but it's always hosted by acrobats from Aussie company Head First. Read the full review.

A variety mash-up of circus superstars, Spiegeltent legends and the hottest acts of this year's Brighton Fringe. Presented by your favourite Aussie acrobats, the boys from Head First. With a rotating cast each night, different fringe artist guests get to showcase their best, weirdest and most hilarious talents, backed up by the incredible acrobatics and comedy of the Head First Acrobats.

A little bit raunchy, a little bit weird, and a whole lot of fun.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Metamorphosis Different Theatre

4 stars You know Kafka's Metamorphosis, of course; the tale of a man called Gregor, who wakes up one morning to find he's become an insect. But do you really know the story? What about the other characters – do you know anything of their lives? This clever, free-handed, but ultimately faithful adaptation is narrated by Gregor's sister Grete… drawing parallels with her own metamorphosis from girl into woman, and offering an interesting interpretation of Gregor's transformation as well. Read the full review.

Kafka's Metamorphosis is a Fringe favourite, and with its tale of a man becoming an insect, it's particularly suited to physical interpretation. But this version is different, because the focus is on Grete – sister to Gregor Samsa, the man who famously undergoes the transformation. Reviews of an earlier performance in Brighton are encouraging, suggesting that the script draws parallels between Gregor's metamorphosis and the changes experienced by the adolescent Grete… and all the while, the outside world is transforming, too.

One morning as Greta Samsa was waking from anxious dreams she discovered that in bed she had changed.

Bringing a female perspective on Franz Kafka’s classic tale Metamorphosis, this lyrical and physical one-woman show explores how Greta navigates the shifting dynamics of the family household, and her inner transformation from child to woman.

Featuring the “classily brilliant” Heather-Rose Andrews ('Fannytasticals', 'Cacophony') and written/directed by Sam Chittenden ('So You Say' - “A small gem of inward acrobatics”; 'Moving Slowly' - “haunting & heartening”; 'Underworlds' - “perfectly constructed").

9:30pm to 10:30pm
The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of... SharkhelpingFish

4 stars This lively, uncomplicated, perfectly delightful show is just the thing to round off a fun day at the Fringe. The venue is a guest house – if I understood it right, some of the performers actually live there – but the action's spread across the globe, from the depths of the sea to the edge of space. In a small group of up to six people, you'll move from room to room to meet a procession of charismatic characters, each of whose lives is intertwined with a figure known only as the Explorer. Read the full review.

Take a journey, following the impossible steps of an eccentric explorer, through improbable terrains to unlikely encounters, in this walk-through immersive theatre experience through a 150-year-old guest house.

Groups of six max per adventure, running every 15 mins from the start time. You may be joined by other explorers.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Shelley's Birthday Jay & Lola

Dear friend,
You are cordially invited to your good friend Shelley's Birthday! Join us in celebration with an evening hosted by world renowned power ballad singer Yasmine Day and other tip top celebrity entertainers such as Late Temptress and author Flic King-Smith.
No need to RSVP, just come along babez, it's free.
No need to know the birthday girl, just come along mate, give it a whirl. (Rhyme copyright Late Temptress).
Your presence is all the presents we need, but if you do want to contribute, Shelley enjoys money and stationary.

Character comedy from Lola-Rose Maxwell and Jay Bennett.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Ivy Paige: Sex Factor Blues and Burlesque

International showgirl Ivy Paige, star of 'London Cabaret', hostess of an 'Evening of Burlesque', real life Jessica Rabbit and now of course the infamous singing siren on ITV’s 'The Voice'! See for yourself what got the nation so hot under the collar. Find out about her life behind the scenes and what really happens!

Sultry singing voice, killer curves, lightning wit.

With original songs and some interesting covers accompanied by Pete Saunders on piano.

9:40pm to 10:35pm
It Never Rains: 2016 in Review Daniel Searle

Despite accidentally catching cancer, lunch poet Daniel Searle was one of the few people to not die in 2016. Through a series of spoken word pieces he looks back at the year in which a series of icons passed away, people voted for chaos in various forms, and he massively crapped himself after realising for the first time that he wasn't actually immortal, despite being as ginger as Highlander.

A comic reflection on death and the destruction of unity, art, and society, with occasional bouts of maudlin introspection and self-pity, this is one for all the family.

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Shit-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet Magnificent Bastard Productions

This one’s the guiltiest of all pleasures, but it’s a true pleasure all the same. In case the phenomenon’s passed you by, it delivers exactly what it says on the tin: a classically-trained cast, a Bardic script, and an actor who’s (allegedly) rather the worse for wear. The ensuing scene-stealing antics are played for all the comedy they’re worth, with results which – whenever I’ve seen it in the past – have left me helpless with laughter. This year it's Hamlet getting the treatment, and it's safe to assume Denmark is in for a few creative surprises.

Shit-faced Shakespeare® is the genuinely hilarious combination of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely Shit-faced actor. What could possibly go right? With a single genuinely inebriated cast member chosen each night, no two shows are ever the same in this raucous, riotous, rampage through Shakespeare’s greatest work: 'Hamlet'.

This multi-award winning, interactive, cult-hit show has already ‘entertained’ over 170,000 audience members across the globe (although never actually inside it).

An always remember to enjoy Shakespeare responsibly!

9:50pm to 10:50pm
The Erebus Project Mulling Over Productions

4 stars The best concepts in science fiction aren't the showy ones, but the ones which serve as jumping-off points for a believable human story. So it is with The Erebus Project – which ostensibly is about a near-future technology for reading dying people's minds. But in reality, this quiet yet powerful four-hander is about the value of companionship; about how some losses needn't be forever, and how important it is to talk things through before it's time to say goodbye. Read the full review.

Sam wants to know if there is an afterlife and thinks he can prove it. Can he convince Aurora, a terminal patient, to take part in his science experiment? Should her doctor and daughter let her participate? Will it even work?

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Mixed Up Heads Arna Spek

They are mixed up in their heads and hilarious! Three comics are showing you their best 20 minutes at Brighton Fringe Festival this year!

Come and join Lisanne Fridsma (Bath Comedy Festival Finalist), Arna Spek (99 comedy Club Female Bursary winner 2017) and Clive Copeman (BBC Radio 4 New Comedy Act 2017) in their search for identity in this stand-up comedy show.

Hilarious stories, funny anecdotes and misunderstandings. Each comic does 20 minutes of his/her best stories and jokes on what makes their heads so mixed up. Do you dare to join?

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Lolbot Wars Sockface Productions

This is 'Lolbot Wars'.

Back from its smash-hit run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, for four nights in Brighton, four comics are going to battle to the death with words, wits and weapons. Armed only with their words and insults, their wits and improv, and an array of weapons including water guns, lightsabers, swords, nerf guns, mallets, silly string and different lineups on every show, every occurrence of 'Lolbot Wars' will be a unique experience.

Let the wars begin!

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Pop Ditz Pernilla Holland

Pop Ditz is a contemporary clown and character comedy show about pop culture, obsessions and freedom of expression performed by a very ditsy Norwegian. A patchwork of visual surrealism, observations and idiocy through comedy, music and movement. Join in and become POP DITZED!

"Zestfully accomplished" **** (The Stage)
"Hilarious" (Time Out)
"Sheer ludicrous fun" (The List)

#SissyThatWalk #yolo #TheresaMayGIF #MAGA #cactus #love #SpiceUpYourLife #tbt #overit #cool #fashion #pop #cat #ilovemycat #lovecats #snow #scandi #brunost #jeans # #what #twat #PopDItz

10:00pm to 10:55pm
Whose Tweet Was it Anyway? Eat My Powder Productions

Team captains Phil Jerrod and Sean McLoughlin go head to head in the funniest twitter battle since Donald Trump vs Kim Jong Un. The only difference being that they've both got tiny red buttons which just operate a buzzer. UN Peacekeeper/quizmaster Neil Dagley and the boys will be joined by four high profile guests every night. See website for line-ups.

Phil Jerrod: "Casual Brilliance" (The Guardian)
Sean McLoughlin: **** “One brilliant punchline after another” (The List)
Neil Dagley: **** "Hilarious" (The Skinny)

10:15pm to 11:15pm
Shaggers Nik Coppin Productions

Following yet more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, the hit show returns with yet more great comedians with hilarious material based around that most noble of pursuits - shagging!

"Some well-picked, mischievous and unburdened comedy!" ***** (Voicemag, Brighton Fringe 2017)

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

"Excellent" ***** (Edfringe.com)

"Utterly hilarious" **** 1/2 (Perth Fringe)

"The best a festival has to offer... cannot recommend it highly enough" **** (Melbourne Comedy Festival)

10:30pm to 11:35pm
5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist YESYESNONO

Sam wants to tell you about five encounters he had on a site called Craigslist. Sam is anxious about the way he gets to know people, about the way he self- sabotages his attempts to communicate and reach out to those around him.

Sam wants this to be a chance for you to get to know him.

"Would someone like to join me up onstage please?"

10:30pm to 11:30pm
Russell Arathoon: The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time Russell Arathoon

Stand-up comedy from Manchester-born comedian, Russell Arathoon.
Russell gives his take on modern life, his move from Manchester to the Royal Borough of Chelsea, his best mate, 'big fat Sarah' and no subject is safe.
One-liners and hilarious stories, all in his unique and not-so-innocent style.

10:30pm to 11:30pm
The Sweet Release Sweet Productions

This is how your night at the Fringe ends: not with a whimper, but a bang! Join the hottest up-and-coming acts from all across Brighton Fringe for our late night revue. With new and established acts, and local and international performers heating up our evenings, as well as theme nights galore, 'The Sweet Release' is the perfect climax to a day of shows at Brighton Fringe.

Check out our Twitter feed and website to find out which new Fringe acts will be at Sweet throughout the festival.

11:00pm to 3:00am
Massaoke's Club La La Massaoke Ltd

A live rock band, big-screen lyrics, and a room full of party-goers singing and dancing their hearts out together to the greatest rock and pop anthems of all time. One of the hottest tickets at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringes over the past few years, Massaoke returns to Komedia to get Brighton singing, dancing and jumping along to the ultimate rock and pop anthems. With glitter cannons, lip-sync battles and infinite air guitars, Massaoke is an exhilarating club night you’ll never forget. Bring the noise!

"The euphoria of a mass karaoke sesh with your mates – on steroids" (Metro)

11:00pm to 2:00am
Guilty Pleasures Guilty Pleasures

An unashamedly glorious all-singing, all-dancing renouncement of Pop music and an antidote to modern day clubbing fatigue. In eight short years it’s become one of the biggest events and movements of the music scene. Prepare for a big, wild and glamorous night! Very early sell-out.

11:15pm to 12:15am
Elliot & Eliott Need Friends Sockface Productions

Elliot & Eliott, outcasts to both society and themselves, are in need of friends to save them from the verge of social redundancy. Now the time has come for them to reach out to a bunch of strangers in a dark room in the pursuit of potential rapport. Watch two pasty white dudes compete with each other in a quest for your friendship.

Elliot & Eliott need friends, which means they need you!

"Both telling fabulous and great stories delivered in a hilarious way" (edfringe.com)
"Elliot & Eliott have wholly unique, original, funny, witty and extremely engaging comedy" (Chortle)

11:15pm to 12:15am
On The Edge Comedy On The Edge Comedy

On the Edge Comedy is a Brighton stand up institution. Running year-round it brings the best new acts to the Caroline of Brunswick. We've also got a reputation for big names dropping in, to try new stuff. This year we're running throughout Brighton Fringe with fantastic handpicked line-ups, and possibly a few surprise guests! Expect top-quality acts in a fun late night environment!

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

The "slightly soiled bearpit of a show" (G Scene) returns. Join us for the best late-night entertainment every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Sundays of the Fringe. Featuring stand-up, sketch, clowns and cabaret and a range of fabulous hosts.

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

11:30pm to 2:00am
Fringe Club: A Silent Disco Otherplace Productions Ltd

The legendary Fringe Club returns to the Warren in 2018 with it's own version of the legendary night out, 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.

11:30pm to 12:30am
LJ DA FUNK in... When will these fascist bastards be lined up and f**king shot? LJ DA FUNK

Remember when Nazis were only found in Germany, Austria, and Clacton-on-Sea? Well now they're in the White House, Downing Street, and Clacton-on-Sea. Join lefty libtard snowflake saviour of mankind LJ DA FUNK as he fists all those fascist f**kers in the face with his funny!

Winner: Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year
Finalist: Laughing Horse New Act of the Year
Winner: Pegasus Comedy Act of the Year
Finalist: Jaunty Lark

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. LJ DA FUNK has crossed that line and kicked it to death" (The List)