Today's full programme, more choices & comment

9:00am to 4:00pm
Family Guide Cover Competition Exhibition Family Guide Cover Competition Exhibition

Join us in the foyer of Brighton Metropolitan College for an exhibition of all of this year's glorious Brighton Fringe Family Guide cover competition entries.

10:00am to 6:00pm
Children's Area: The Den Otherplace Productions

The Den is a new, purpose-built family-friendly area at The Warren. Bringing together a strong community of children's charities, workshops and local business owners, The Den will provide play facilities and creative projects.

The Den will encompass a beautiful covered play area and a spacious, colourful outdoor space filled with toys and play equipment, providing a safe space for children to play freely as well as a space for creative workshops and local businesses to showcase their products.

10:00am to 6:00pm
Le Facepainting Le Facepainting

A collective of 'French' street theatre face painters! Make sure you look the part and come visit us before a show! Look for the berets!

10:00am to 5:00pm
Unity Through Struggle Exploring Senses CIC

We are a group of young people concerned about our future in the UK, with such dramatic changes happening all around us. Together, through combined arts, crafts, interactive digital artworks and live, hands-on digital workshops, we would like to invite other young people to join the conversation and have a say in our future. This project is co-curated and supported in partnership by Exploring Senses CIC artists.

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 3 hours you’ll get a chocolate box selection of the best foodie hot spots that quirky, independent Brighton has to offer.

You might visit off-the-beaten-track street food stalls, hear about eco-aware sustainable food systems, get down and dirty with the most passionate burger-makers in town, meet food industry revolutionaries and a whole lot more.

11:30am to 12:15pm
Children's 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!

12:00pm to 2:00pm
Personalised Pendant Workshop Silver & Sage

The personalised pendant workshop is a fun experience to create a piece of jewellery to take away with you that day! You don't have to have had any experience with jewellery making before and you will be guided through the processes to help you create what you desire. This will be a fun and relaxing session with demonstrations and one to one support when needed. During the 2 hours you will learn: • How to handle the clay • How to cut it into a shape (I have a selection to choose from) • How to stamp your personalisation on to the item • Method of refining the dry piece • Firing your pieces using a butane torch • How to polish and finish your piece

1:00pm to 1:50pm
Broadway Lunchbox New Attitude Theatre Company

Returning for their third year.

'Broadway Lunchbox' is a lunchtime cabaret show, changing every performance, with different performers and different songs running for the entirety of Brighton Fringe.

Daily schedule will be published one month before Brighton Fringe, so check the Broadway Lounge brochure, Bar Broadway app and website for more information.

1:00pm to 1:45pm
MoMentum: A Motivational Mind-Reading Experience MoMental

4 stars The premise for MoMentum sounds wacky at first – but it turns out to be an inspiring, uplifting, and gently intriguing show. Styling himself "the MoMentalist", Phil Ainsworth combines two genres not often seen together: motivational speaking, and the branch of stage magic known as mentalism. So, as he explains at the outset, he's on a mission to help us overcome the sticking-points in our lives… but he'll be reading our minds as well. Read the full review.

Experience the power of a live motivational mind-reading show! Combining techniques used by motivational speakers, magicians, and stage mind-readers, Phil Ainsworth is 'The MoMentalist'; inspiring and encouraging audiences to live in the MoMent.

If you want to participate in a show that will not only entertain you, but leave a lasting impression, one that will help you overcome sticking-points and blocks in your life, then the only question you should ask yourself is: "what’s stopping me?"

Be amazed and motivated: This is your MoMent!

Winner of the WMA Stage Magician of the Year Award 2014.

Relaxed performance - Mon 8th.
BSL interpreted performance - Mon 15th.

2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geoffrey Mead's Clifton & 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 background. This tour looks at building materials and styles, occupations past and present, viewed on a stroll through this fascinating locale.

2:10pm to 3:20pm
Pals Northsouth Theatre

New writing about the Great War, this poignant, funny play follows the story of innocent and enthusiastic men who volunteer their services to Britain after Kitchener's call to arms.

The Pals do their best to keep each other’s spirits up, with trenchant sarcasm and a camaraderie that only comes from knowing one another for years.

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Personalised Pendant Workshop Silver & Sage

The personalised pendant workshop is a fun experience to create a piece of jewellery to take away with you that day! You don't have to have had any experience with jewellery making before and you will be guided through the processes to help you create what you desire. This will be a fun and relaxing session with demonstrations and one to one support when needed. During the 2 hours you will learn: • How to handle the clay • How to cut it into a shape (I have a selection to choose from) • How to stamp your personalisation on to the item • Method of refining the dry piece • Firing your pieces using a butane torch • How to polish and finish your piece

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Bisha K Ali: I Don't Bisha K Ali

Three weddings in three months - every girl's dream. Bisha K Ali tells a tale that centres on interracial, intra-religious, inter-disaster marriage. A story with imams, evangelical priests, demons and love. This up-and-coming "badass comedian" (MTV) has fast developed a reputation for "tender, and self effacing" (EdFest Magazine) comedy with bite, and presents this work-in-progress show for the first time at Brighton Fringe.

3:30pm to 4:15pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

3:30pm to 5:00pm
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

3:40pm to 5:00pm
The Forecast Limbik

4 stars The Forecast is a strange, strange play – but it's that kind of strangeness which goes from being perplexing, to making a kind of sense, to suddenly seeming the most natural thing in the world. It's performed by four women who look like they're hanging in mid-air; mounted on wheeled platforms and thrust into over-size white dresses, their diverse identities are all but stripped away. But as the play shows us, the power of human empathy is far harder to disguise. Read the full review.

In a backyard near you, in the not-too distant future, a clutch of women from far-flung corners of the globe float in mid-air. They have a new job: human garden ornament.

As the reality of what they have signed up for, and who they are literally stuck with becomes clear, what unites and divides them will be paramount as they struggle to endure the ordeal.

Inspired in part by George Saunders' 'The Semplica Girl Diaries', Limbik’s latest show weaves stories, songs, secrets, and shadows into a bold, bonkers prediction for the days ahead.

3:45pm to 4:30pm
A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow Underground Atlas Ltd.

I, Marjorie Willmott (MA, PhD, MpDA), invite you to my very interesting and very important introductory lecture.

This will include some projected images and new information.

(Unfortunately the period of time spent attending this lecture will be non-refundable and non-exchangeable).

3:55pm to 4:55pm
The Burning Gadulka Miro Kokenov

With humour and sarcasm, a musician tells a story about his relationship with the Gadulka - an instrument often overlooked and unremarkable in its appearance.

By blaming the Gadulka and undermining its functionality and significance, the Gadulka player reveals the similarities between himself and the instrument. He takes us on a journey through the mysteries and fear we all face on a daily basis.

We encounter a story about foundations, foundations which we inevitably take for granted, until the moment they disappear, and we have the feeling that we are disappearing as well.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Licence to Laugh Comedy Club Universal Adventurer

Comedy Compilation show of some of the best up and coming comics from the UK Comedy Circuit. Different line-up each day, all hosted by Joe Bains who grew up in the deepest darkest parts of India, and then shipped into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence.

4:00pm to 4:50pm
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show MEI Theatrical

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has
delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969
selling more than 43 million copies worldwide.Eric's well-known
books captivated readers with his iconic colorful hand painted tissue
paper collage illustrations and destinctively simple stories,
introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world - and to
their first experience of reading itself.The timeless classic
has made its way off the page and onto the stage.Created by
Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of 'The Very
Hungry Caterpillar Show' features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets,
faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle stories, The Artist Who Painted a
Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the
star of the show - The Very Hungry Caterpillar.“Bedazzling! Will
mesmerise audiences!” – The New York Times***** -
Time Out, New York“We rate it FIVE SMILES!” – Newsday

4:00pm to 7:00pm
Streamline Taxis: A Social History Since 1936 Streamline Taxis

A social history of Brighton & Hove's largest taxi company, formed by a group of drivers in 1936 using a brand new concept which changed the taxi industry all over England, spreading from Brighton & Hove to Portsmouth, Bristol, Nottingham and as far as Harrogate.

Come and meet some of the drivers from the past in images and voice.

4:00pm to 5:10pm
The Brighton Killers 368 Theatre Company

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Sure Choice, this is another tale of real-life crime in the atmospheric, claustrophobic surrounds of the town hall's Old Police Cells. The cleverly-planned performance sees the audience split into groups to hear the tales of three murders, told by the murderers themselves. Though they lived in different eras and killed for different reasons, perhaps there's more to link them than meets the eye. I bagged the last ticket of a sell-out run last year, so book early this time.

Last year's sell-out success returns to the Old Police Cells as Brighton murderers tell their true stories in the building where one of them tried to flush away the evidence that would condemn him, and another's body was put on display for the morbid delectation of 23,000 members of the public.

"This is a darkly enthralling immersive, immensely enjoyable theatre event." (Broadway Baby).

"What makes this succeed on all levels is the in-depth character studies that bring the Brighton Killers to life." (remotegoat).

"Well-written, atmospheric and blackly comic" (Reviews Hub).

4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Last Honeypot Goya Arts

The bizarre tale of the boy Eli Hum, born with a baffling condition: his tummy can only digest honey. But the world has been growing colder, the flowers are wilting, and the bees... the bees are dying. Honey is growing harder to come by and the Hum Family's swarm has gone missing from their hive, and with them Eli's best friend and pet bee Hubert. Can the Hums find the bees in time and can anything be done to save them?

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

Exclusive after hours tours, just on offer as part of the Brighton Fringe in May. A unique opportunity to go of the public route to learn about the past entertainment and 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 limited spaces and stairs on tour, ticket includes entry to Sea Life Centre.

4:15pm to 5:05pm
Mine Put the Book Down

Put The Book Down make their Brighton Fringe debut with their critically acclaimed, searing new one-woman play.
“She loves him. Isn’t that what parents do? She does love him. She doesn’t really have much choice. Then they tell her what he’s done. Is it still possible to love someone like that?”
‘Mine’ is an intense one-woman monologue, examining what a parent must overcome when their child is arrested for something unspeakable. Written to highlight the importance of a tragic events, often forgotten victims, it explores the notions of guilt, shame, courage and good parenting.
Put the Book Down are an emerging theatre company based in the East Midlands. ‘Mine’ is the company’s first scripted play, written and produced by Doug Deans and performed by Maisie Barlow.

4:15pm to 5:00pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

4:20pm to 5:20pm
Correct Me if I'm Wrong CP Productions

Claire does not contain the following ingredients: slugs, snails, puppy dog tails, sugar, spice or things (nice).

Why not join her on a spiffing adventure into gender and impress all your chums with your newfound knowledge and vocabulary. Wow your workmates with amusing and fun facts about your body and what society thinks of you.

No ice cream available but a badge with your choice of pronoun absolutely free with every show.

"That was excellent" (Kate Copstick),
"Transgender Comic in Chief" **** (The Latest),
"Brilliant, such a mesmerising presence upon stage" **** (Broadway Baby).

5:00pm to 6:30pm
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sweet Venues Presents Fringe City at Bartholomew Square Sweet Venues Presents Fringe City at Bartholomew Square

Sweet Venues Presents Fringe City at Bartholomew Square is a free outdoor event in the centre of Brighton taking place on Thursday and Friday afternoons and evenings through out Brighton Fringe 2017, come along for a fantastic showcase of performances from the best of Brighton Fringe, including music, dance, circus, cabaret, magic, comedy and more!

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Father God Palmer Presents

'Father God' is a family sitcom based on the Holy Trinity in the preceding 3,000 years before Jesus came to earth. It is a hilarious voyage through the Old Testament as told by God themselves. At its heart, it's about how a single dad (God) manages two teenagers (also God) finding their way in a universe they also created. It's written by former Latest 7 columnist and comedy writer, Tasha Dhanraj. This performance will be the directing debut of ArtsEd trained actress, Eleanor Palmer. "Genuinely funny and notably intelligent... Dhanraj's gentle satire was a delectable treat" (Cherwell)

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

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

5:10pm to 6:10pm
Fall of Duty Behind The Lines

3 stars For the last few years, Behind The Lines have been carving out a very specific, but very successful niche for themselves – exploring the golden age of music-hall, bringing stars of the past back to life. This year's show follows the same familiar pattern, but there's one crucial difference from what's come before. Because this time round, regular Ali Child is joined on stage by her real-life son Harry… and this time round, the performer they celebrate is a man. Read the full review.

Behind The Lines earned 4* from us for each of their past two productions - All The Nice Girls and yesterday's Sure Choice, Deep In The Heart Of Me. This one sounds a bit different though: a mother-and-son collaboration, it's a semi-autobiographical show tackling war, non-conformism, elections – and an old-time forces sweetheart. It remains to be seen what this all adds up to, but on past form we can expect an unconventional story whose tenderness belies a sharper edge.

1916. An actor falls from the sky in Northern France. A hundred years on, can Sue and her son Jack, 20, escape political turmoil and an addiction to infinite warfare? Four people thrust together by war, song, reality, and escapism, but pulled apart by a century.

The true story of Basil Hallam and Forces’ sweetheart, lesbian, Elsie Janis, recreating ‘Gilbert the Filbert the Knut with the ‘k’’.

Nominated for Best LGBTQ+ Show Brighton Fringe 2016 for ‘Deep in The Heart of Me’, “incredibly enjoyable, endearing, utterly believable” (Arts Award Voice), "The sweetest of Fringe treats" (Fringe Guru).

5:30pm to 6:40pm
Protect and Survive TBC Audio

4 stars If you remember the Eighties, you probably remember Protect and Survive – a notoriously grim government pamphlet telling citizens what to expect during a nuclear war. This intelligently-constructed play recreates some of that Cold War terror, and reminds us of a truth we seem in danger of forgetting: that there are still weapons against which we cannot protect, and wars which we cannot survive. Read the full review.

With the Fringe settling into a comfortable rhythm, it's a good time to take a risk on something (relatively) unknown. I've plumped for Protect And Survive, whose title references a notorious handbook on enduring nuclear war; themed around a role-play simulation for an attack on the UK, it aims to remind us that the threat of nuclear Armageddon is still very real. The producer previously worked on Threads, a famously bleak post-apocalyptic drama filmed at the height of the Cold War.

1984. The doomsday clock stands at 23:57. Five strangers take part in exercise ‘HOT SEAT’, a role-play simulation for a pre- and post-nuclear attack on the UK. In 2017, the doomsday clock, once again, reads 23:57 and the game becomes reality!

"Unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity.” (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 2016).

Inspired by the BBC film 'Threads'. From the producer of Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean’s ‘Mirrormask’ & 'Luna'.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Get Fit With Bruce Willis Two Foolish

Disco flirts with 'Die Hard' in new comedy drama 'Get Fit With Bruce Willis' – or 'How Jimmy Somerville Saved My Life'.

An ageing Jimmy Somerville impersonator sells his soul to the devil – in the shape of a Yorkshire granny – in return for fame, sex, and money. But his wife, tired of being ignored, is finding love and lust in the arms of a hunky office junior. Desperate for success, he gives himself a week to get fit like Bruce Willis.

In the end he realises he has to stand up for himself – with the help of Jimmy Somerville and Doctor Seuss.

5:30pm to 6:25pm
The Wedding Guest Shoepak Productions

‘The Wedding Guest’ is a solo character comedy chronicling the ups and downs of Juan Domínguez, a thick-moustached general, and J’VaAnN, a lovesick poet, as they pine for the love of one woman: Leela.

The show is written and performed by Raphael Perahia, and directed by Shea Wojtus (‘MorbidAbnormalMe’). **** (Broadway Baby), **** (Fringe Guru).

5:40pm to 6:30pm
Chicken Soup Crusader Daphna Baram

In this unsafe space, with Brexit looming and Trump trumpeting, Daphna Baram attempts to clear us all a path. The Middle Eastern Mary Poppins, armed with a semi-automatic umbrella, a tub of Jewish penicillin and a spoonful of hummus, will lead you safely to shore - if you don't drown laughing.
"Masterful" ***** (Bunbury Publishing),
"Extremely sharp, caustic sense of humour... wicked streak" (Views From The Gods),
"Illuminating and poignant take on tough subjects... fresh and enlightening" (The List),
"Wonderful and hilarious" **** (Broadway Baby).

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Comedy Happy Hour: The Chat Show Laughing Horse Comedy

This show is the perfect way to start off your night at Brighton Fringe, as you spend an hour in the company of genial Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish and guests in an early evening soiree that brings you highlights of four Fringe shows.

Each night, a selection of Fringe performers will appear, with interesting chat about themselves and their shows, along with some show excerpts. There's stand-up, some cabaret, plenty of unexpected silliness, and maybe even a song or two along the way.

"Gleefully indulgent. Highly Appealing" **** (Guardian),
"Scotland's top Satirical Stand-up" **** (Morning Star).

6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Empress and Me Grist To The Mill Productions Ltd

3 stars For a small-scale solo production, The Empress And Me packs some sumptuous visual punch. Telling the life story of Princess Der Ling, a Chinese courtier from the turn of the twentieth century, the lacquered screen at the back of the stage is instantly evocative of a faraway land. In front of it stands Der Ling herself – resplendent in to-us-exotic finery – topped off by what is, even by Brighton standards, a truly extraordinary hat. Read the full review.

Grist To The Mill are best known for their World War One drama The Unknown Soldier, but they also have a long-standing heritage bringing East Asian stories to the British stage. This one-woman show tells the story of Lizzie Yu, who was raised in nineteenth-century France but suddenly found herself returned to the Forbidden City. I saw the team's previous work Diao Chan, and was impressed by how it melded an intriguing but unfamiliar culture with reference points accessible to all.

Lizzie Yu, daughter of a Chinese Diplomat and Eurasian mother, was raised in France to be every bit the Victorian Lady, but when her father is recalled home she suddenly finds herself living in the Forbidden City, entangled in the politics of the Chinese Court and lady in waiting to the infamous Empress Cixi.

The amazing true story of the Princess Der Ling who, following her unique experience of life at the Manchu court and close relationship with the Empress Dowager, became an international celebrity.

From the team behind 'The Unknown Soldier' and 'Gratiano'.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Mozzz! Brighton Theatre

Mozzz! A week in the life of an undercover mosquito.
A highly topical, witty, sexy monodrama from festival award-winners, director/designer Faynia Williams and actor/playwright Richard Crane.
A one-day-old male mosquito looks forward to joining the mile-high club and mating in the air. He invites you to donate just a sip of your blood to nurture his children. But there's a war on and the most dangerous species on earth is dying by the million. Can science stop the carnage? Whose side is our Mozzz on?
World premiere from Brighton's most exciting theatre company. Crane and Williams turn the impossible into an art.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Olive and Bosie 368 Theatre Company

Join Lord Alfred Douglas in his prison cell in 1924 as he reflects on his much-publicised relationship with Oscar Wilde and his marriage to his “Princess”, the poet Olive Eleanor Custance.

The award-winning company that presented 'In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer' and 'Brighton Killers' last year, returns with a fascinating and intimate piece exploring one of the 20th century's most intriguing homosexual writers.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Girl in the Grate Cathianne Hall

Lucy Green dreamt her life would turn out like the spangly title sequence of a ‘Girl About Town’ sitcom. It didn’t. But if she can work a comic mishap to her advantage, it might not be too late...

Join writer Cathianne Hall to find out why sometimes you have to get stuck to get unstuck.

"Cathianne Hall is a magician with words and Images." (The Scotsman).

6:00pm to 6:55pm
Dignity Off Sunjai Arif

Get ready to laugh at the regular comedic odd couple.

Matt is 50 and well presentable with his feet firmly planted on the ground.
Sunjai is 30 and far from presentable with his head way up in the clouds.

Marvel at the eloquence of Matt’s spoken word as he turns the likes of body waxing, dolphin sex, and death by prostitute into sheer poetry.

Feel the joy and excitement as Sunjai shows you the world through his eyes, you’ll lean forward in your chair not knowing what he’ll do next.

Watch them battle it out in the ultimate face off to decide who has the most (or least) self-respect.

6:00pm to 8:00pm
HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander Kriya Arts

Hip was one of the most talked-about shows at last year's Fringe, thanks to its unusual mix of licensed voyeurism and collective discovery. It told the story of a squat, the diaries its former owner left behind, and the tale of a much-loved woman's life. Last year's show was confined to a theatre, but this time it's a walking tour – visiting places mentioned in the diaries and recalling the Brighton of the Seventies. The original earned 4* from us, so here's hoping the new version is an equal success.

Award-nominated sell-out hit HIP returns as an immersive journey through the streets of 1970s Brighton. HIP explores the true story of Brightonian Anne Clarke. The discovery of Anne's diaries and letters by squatter Jolie Booth, unearthed a huge archive about the city they've lived in and experiences they've shared. Visit places Anne wrote about and learn how her life left an imprint on the city. "A hugely enjoyable, engaging and at times profound reflection on what we create and what we leave behind" (Total Theatre). "Hip is a must see show. Highly recommended" (Fringe Review). ***** (Broadway Baby).

Touch tours and audio description available as needed. Please enquire upon arrival.

6:00pm to 6:45pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Licence to Laugh Comedy Club Universal Adventurer

Comedy Compilation show of some of the best up and coming comics from the UK Comedy Circuit. Different line-up each day, all hosted by Joe Bains who grew up in the deepest darkest parts of India, and then shipped into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence.

6:15pm to 7:25pm
Great Train Robbery Scratchworks Theatre Company

It's a "bold" choice because we haven't reviewed it ourselves, but this all-female comic caper comes recommended by those I trust. It's a high-energy musical romp, performed with minimal props and set, which sees a four-member cast playing over a dozen roles in a highly-fictionalised account of the notorious 1960's robbery. The company's previous show Nel earned plaudits at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, and I'd say this train-themed shenanigan is building a similar head of steam.

In the early hours of Thursday 8th August 1963, the heist of the century is under way. Signals are scrambled, phone lines cut and millions of pounds of cash stolen. Five days later the first clues are found, the gang is busted and the rest is history.

But what about the ones that got away?

“Totally captivating” (Beaford Arts).

“The show was a marvel to behold. Great Train Robbery is a must-see” (Plymouth Herald).

Join the unlikely female four as they leave behind their kitchen-sink lives and embark on a madcap adventure of mischief and mayhem. Using a raucous combination of physical theatre, live music and clowning, award-winning Scratchworks will uncover the truth about history’s forgotten women.

6:15pm to 7:05pm
Luisa Omielan. The INTERLUDE..Politics for Bitches / What Would Mary Magdalene Do?! Big Love Productions

A work in progress from Luisa Omielan. My third show is gonna be called Famous with a Baby but clearly here I am writing my own website copy, so consider this the interlude, before the finale. This is just a little boring show talking all about Politics as I believe it is my right, to have an opinion on something I know absolutely nothing about! ***** Most of them for my last two.

6:30pm to 7:25pm
Dave Edwards: Looking for Love! Edwards Inc

Join Dave Edwards as he gives advice concerning how to navigate the messy world of modern-day dating. Edwards is a cult performer, regularly performing at Brian Gittins’ monthly night ‘Gittins to Know You’.

Dave Edwards is a cult performer on the alternative comedy scene having appeared alongside Harry Hill, Adam Buxton and John Kearns while appearing at Brian Gittins’ monthly night ‘Gittins to Know You’ and co-hosting Brian’s legendary podcasts.

“The funniest character comedy you’ve yet to see” (Colin Hoult, ‘Murder in Successville’/‘Derek’), “Always funny, always surprising” (David Earl, ‘Derek’/Brian Gittins).

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Kevin, King of Egypt Rob Gee

Escaped psychiatric patient Kevin Haggerty is not pleased about his diagnosis, even less pleased about being on a section of the Mental Health Act and distinctly upset about being told he is not the reincarnation of an Egyptian pharaoh. On his way to Egypt, via the Tesco Express, he stumbles across the nemesis to his plans: Millie; a 6-year-old with a mouth like a sandblaster.

Together they embark on a journey that will change both their lives forever.

“Hilarious” ***** (London Pub Theatres), “A mind-roasting bipolar joy-ride” ****½ (Victoria Times). Winner: Best Solo Show, Victoria Fringe.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Octopus Paper Tiger Productions & Greenwich Theatre

Three women have been called in for assessment. Sara looks kind of Asian. Scheherazade kind of Middle Eastern. Sarah is kind of white. But how British are they?

Fresh from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a sell-out transfer to London’s Theatre503, ‘Octopus’ is a post-Brexit satire that explores what it’s like to be treated as a foreigner in your own land... and the power of punk.

“Raises the hairs on the back of your neck... laugh-out-loud funny” (The Times).
“Inspired” (The Stage).
“Couldn’t be more topical” (Broadway Baby).

6:45pm to 7:30pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Good People, Bad Day LoveHart Productions

A black comedy about three flatmates who struggle with the repercussions of their friend Emma's actions, after she knocks out the man who she believes has come round to fix their boiler. Emma soon has an unconscious Danny on her hands and the flatmates have the dilemma of what to do with him.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo! Pointblank Promotions

Hilarious. Charming. Traditional. Universally funny and yet so very Japanese.

The 2016 official Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Show from Japan is coming to Brighton!

Canada's very own. Japan’s adopted son. Katsura Sunshine brings the art of Rakugo (Japanese storytelling) to Sweet Venues!

Heading for London’s West End and New York's Off-Broadway later this year, don’t miss Sunshine and his Japanese world.

Come for an hour of laughter, and leave with a piece of Japan in your heart!

7:00pm to 7:55pm
The Cult of Comedy presents... The Cult of Comedy

An hour of 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" (The Latest).

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Refugee Film Festival University of Brighton

Art projections, feature films, documentaries and accompanying talks including film-makers exploring the experiences of refugees. Hosted by Migrant and Refugee Solidarity (M A R S) at the University of Brighton. What are the rights of refugees? Which communities have provided shelter and offered support? What needs to change to solve the refugee 'crisis'? See the films (programme on our website) and join the debate.

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Only in Brighton! Only in Brighton

A fact-filled walk celebrating our unique city. Discover what connects ABBA to the Portuguese Revolution. A stained wall to a worldwide brand. Mount Everest to Tesco's in Hove. A 19th century vegetarian. Britain's oldest clown. A same-sex wedding in 1923.

"Thoughtful and captivating" ***** (Love Fringe), "Funny, entertaining and well-informed" **** (Latest 7).

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Comedy Sans Frontieres Laughtermarket Productions

Stand-up comedy in support of Medécins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).

An hour of comedy with a different guest or two each night. Comedy Sans Frontieres takes a look at the upside-down world we live in, with big laughs and the occasional gasp for audiences. It promises to be socially conscious (tick), morally motivated (tick), and clever (mmm, not always). Mostly it's just very silly. Comedy Sans Frontieres supports the charity MSF, donating some of the ticket price to their work in war-torn regions and areas of natural disaster. The show is hosted by Comedy Sans Frontieres founder, Sami Stone.
"Well crafted jokes, touched with poignancy'"(Fringe Review).
Compilation shows from the archive have featured the likes of Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, Robin Ince, Marcus Brigstocke, Nick Helm, Simon Munnery and Josie Long to name a few.

For further precise programming details see 'Junkyard Dogs' website or facebook page.

7:00pm to 7:50pm
Jane Postlethwaite: The House Lamb Comedy Productions

Jane Postlethwaite (Funny Women and Squawker Award finalist 2015) brings her multi-character, one-woman show, 'The House', to Brighton. Following a sell-out run at Lamb Comedy and Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, Jane invites you to meet a handful of new dark and surreal characters, each with a secret to hide, all connected to 'The House'.
*****(Comedy Coroner), "A darkly funny show" (Funny Women), "Neat plot, five well-rounded characters. Wonderfully daft and dark" (The List).

7:00pm to 8:45pm
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Who Runs the World Tour Exchange Events Ltd

Hotter, cheekier, funnier than ever: the country's number one touring cabaret show The Ladyboys of Bangkok return with a Bang in 2017 with their lavish new production 'Who Runs the World!' The Lady Boys of Bangkok is a cabaret like no other cabaret, performed by gorgeous showgirls like no other showgirls- they are all male Thai nationals. So what are you waiting for? Book now for a night you'll never forget with The Lady Boys of Bangkok. The party like no other party with girls like no other girls, a night like no other night!

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bryony Twydle: Twaddle PigWig Productions

Bryony Twydle (New Comedian of the Year 2016 semi-finalist, Funny Women 2015 semi-finalist, BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’, one fifth of award-winning sketch group The Jest) brings her debut solo show to Brighton. Watch as she pushes her warped, arrogant, self-obsessed characters to their breaking points – and pushes the audience’s boundaries too.
“Great material, sharp comic timing, fleshed-out characterisation ... comic gold” ***** (Views from the Gods),
“Impressively dynamic and effortlessly charismatic. She will surely only go from strength to strength” **** (LondonTheatre1).

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Cordes Nuptiales: Nuptial Ropes circoPitanga

Sensitive and passionate melodrama, which intelligently integrates circus, theatre, poetry and innovative techniques.

It's love versus gravity... an aerial romance told through the art of acrobatics!

Look out for Swiss company circoPitanga's street shows on the Old Steine and New Road during Fringe City!

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Darkroom Diaries Johan Goossens

Dutch comedian Johan Goossens is looking for love in all the wrong places. Dive with him into the darkrooms of Amsterdam. "Are you safe?" "Yes I am safe." "Ok great. Then we don't need a condom... " Have you ever had this conversation? Then this show is for you. About poppers, PREP and to rim or not to rim. For all gays, and for straights with a strong stomach.

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Chick Ass Comedy Laugh Train Home

Robyn Perkins **** (ThreeWeeks), Sarah Iles, (Comedy Network Award winner) and Ria Lina ***** (Mumble Comedy). "Fearless, provocative and very funny" (Scotsman). Come together for an hour of hilarious comedy.

7:30pm to 8:15pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

7:30pm to 10:30pm
Broken Biscuits Idle Eye

Idle Eye (spoken word/comedy) and Jenny Vegas (comedy) welcome you to 'Broken Biscuits', a four-act variety event comprising the very best of spoken word, music, character comedy, short animations and a guest compere. Pack a brush!

'Broken Biscuits' started in April 2016 as a vehicle to promote the satirical Idle Eye book 'Amateur of Life and Death'. Since then, it has become a collaborative, four-act variety event (including regulars/co-organisers Idle Eye and Jenny Vegas) that combines spoken word, comedy and music. Dan Laidler’s animated mini-series 'Windy’s Farm' has also become a feature, and the night is hosted by a guest compere. Performers to date have included Lorraine Bowen, Joanna Neary, Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, David Quantick, Jules Oliver, Jenny Lockyer, Helen Thorn, Kate Tym and many more.

7:30pm to 8:40pm
Open Sky present Scorched Turtle Key Arts

5 stars A red triangular handle hangs from a red pull-cord, dangling beside a chair. It can mean just one thing: we’re in a care home, and the man we see staring at the TV is nearing the end of his life. But it’s been quite a life. As he shares and acts out his reminiscences, we learn of lovers in Cairo and in Northumbria; of battles at the county fair, and among the desert sand; and of the escaped Luftwaffe pilot he tracked for two sleepless days, amidst the scorching heat of the Sahara. Read the full review.

1941. Egypt. WWII. An escaped German officer. A two day chase across the brutal Sahara. A triumphant capture. A hero’s return.

1991. England. Jack reigns from the armchair of his rest home, a local legend. Decorated veteran of Tobruk. Former river warden, boxer, horse whisperer, boat builder, charmer, prolific father and husband to a very unhappy wife. Memories are, by his own hand, tattooed on his body, but dementia is eroding his mind. As the Gulf War rages, the past drags him back to the scorched sands.

Open Sky uses new writing and visual physical theatre.

Touch tour available before the performance on Thursday 11th May. Please email ali@turtlekeyarts.org.uk to book.

7:30pm to 9:00pm
From Muses to Music: The Sonnets by The Shakespeare Heptet The Shakespeare Heptet/Pimpinella Productions

Blending many influences, The Shakespeare Heptet’s distinct sound is alluring and wholly contemporary, providing a stunning soundtrack to the sonnets. Beautiful harmonies, compelling rhythms and the melding of 12 and 6 string guitars underscoring Shakespeare’s exquisite poetry.

7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Wild & Friends The Wild PRODUCTIONS

The Wild is a three piece Americana/Alternative Folk band from Sussex, aged between 16 and 17, playing all original material uniquely arranged and utilising the many instruments the boys play, ranging from the electric guitar to a banjo to a viola, accompanied by warming vocals. Playing with the band are singer-sonwriters Zoe Zori and Charlie Clark, as well as Rock band Twenty Minutes LATE, plus a special guest artist. In their first Brighton Fringe performance, The Wild & Friends hope to bring you an evening of brand-new sound from young and talented musicians, a real treat for any aural connoisseur.

7:30pm to 10:00pm
Swingporium The Soultastics

Vintage swingin' music and dance in thoroughly postmodern style with The Soultastics band and dancers I Charleston Brighton. Modern Pop songs are shamelessly swung out alongside Rat Pack classics from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Lady Gaga to Louis Prima, Katy Perry to Ella Fitzgerald. Swing out to this fabulous band and release your inner flapper with dance lessons, demos and group dances from the fabulous Charleston girls. Come dressed to impress and swing yourself out to this beautiful central Brighton venue.

7:30pm to 8:40pm
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: it’s a whole lot more enjoyable if you “ooh” and “aah” along.

A 70 minute tour in the company of either Silas, Jasper or Ebenezer, visiting eight sites, around Brighton's most haunted quarter. All storytellers perform in full Victorian attire.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Stuart Black: Flea Circus Stuart Black

Shakespeare said the world is a stage and we are all players. Does that ring true for you? Stuart Black uses his twisted and razor-sharp humour to examine the world we live in, and look back at his life of alcohol and drug-fuelled adventures. His conclusion?... It’s more of a Flea Circus.

What the press say:
"Comic-philosopher" (Londonisfunny.co.uk),
"Pitch black but spectacularly smart" (The List).

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Olive and Bosie 368 Theatre Company

Join Lord Alfred Douglas in his prison cell in 1924 as he reflects on his much-publicised relationship with Oscar Wilde and his marriage to his “Princess”, the poet Olive Eleanor Custance.

The award-winning company that presented 'In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer' and 'Brighton Killers' last year, returns with a fascinating and intimate piece exploring one of the 20th century's most intriguing homosexual writers.

7:30pm to 8:40pm
Off the Top Soho Playhouse Inc

Science rapper Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin (host of 'Science Goes to the Movies' on PBS) to explore the brain basis of improvisation and comedy. A married couple in real life, Baba and Heather bring you the latest science while putting their odd-couple relationship under the microscope. Learn how a rapper seduces a scientist, how hard it is to solve a math problem while rapping, and how your subconscious mind influences your daily thoughts and feelings.

7:30pm to 8:25pm
Elixir Head First Acrobats

Back once more after two sell-out runs, Elixir is a thoroughly modern circus show set during a good old-fashioned zombie apocalypse. Cast as scientists seeking the antidote which will save mankind, the three-man Aussie crew vault, tumble and clown their way through an impressive acrobatic routine – which delivers a fair amount of comedy knockabout too. A sci-fi soundtrack and numerous homages to the likes of Thriller complete the knowingly contemporary vibe.

'Elixir' is circus like you have never seen before - uninhibited by cliché or expectation, subversive and hilarious at the same time.

Acrobats fly five metres into the air on the teeterboard, spin upside down on the mesmerising roue cyr wheel, perform incredible one-arm handstands on wobbling canes and balance on nothing but their heads on a swinging trapeze.

'Elixir' is an incredible display of acrobatics and physical comedy, tied together with an eccentric narrative. Sell out shows 2015 and 2016!

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Alfie Lantern Theatre

"Sexual intercourse began in nineteen sixty-three” wrote Philip Larkin, and 'Alfie', written in 1963, feels as relevant today as it did then.

Alfie loves women, apparently, in the same way as pussy-grabbing Donald Trump does. And women love them back, apparently? This stylish production revisits Bill Naughton's classic play of sexual politics - when women were 'birds', 'asking for it' and needed a good slap to keep them in their place. But are things so very different now?

Starring Steve Harris and produced by the award-winning team behind 5 star shows 'Screaming Inside' (Argus Angel), and 'Contraction and Fr Damien'.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Prelude to a Coat Stefanie Mueller

"Elisabeth left me a note in her coat - I met her shortly after her death." In her first solo show 'Prelude to a Coat', Stefanie Mueller (Associate Director, Hoipolloi) investigates and dissects the choices we make and how these are often provoked by seemingly insignificant events that only in hindsight reveal their importance. It is about examining crossroads in our lives, It is about the moment of decision-making, It is about Elisabeth wearing trousers, It is about me becoming a foreigner. It's about - well, look what you've got in your pocket and ask how and why it got there...

7:30pm to 8:40pm
Two Singular Sensations Elevation Productions

"We are what we are, because of the musicals!" You're invited to join West End duo Edwin and Emma as they share some of their favourite songs from the musicals. Expect a showbiz evening with great singing, exciting dance, live music and a few stories thrown in which will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

7:30pm to 10:00pm
Bach's 6 Cello Suites & Beethoven's 5 Cello Sonatas & Variations Music at Saint Michael's

St Michael's welcomes back Pavlos Carvalho to perform Bach's Cello Suites, over two evenings. The evergreen Suite in G, and the Suites in D minor and D are performed on the Friday, with the Suites in C, E flat and C minor on Saturday. Pavlos will then return to perform Beethoven's Cello Sonatas and Variations with pianist Louisa Lam. The Sonatas in F and G minor along with the F and G major Variations are performed on the Saturday, with the Sonatas in A, C and D along with the E flat Variations performed on the Sunday. Extraordinary performers, extraordinary music. Complimentary local parking available.

7:40pm to 8:35pm
Wet Bread Sheer Drop Theatre

Adele can’t work out how the Tories are in power – everyone she knows voted Labour, and don’t get her started on Brexit. It would be much better if the rest of the country just agreed with her. Wielding placards and shouting slogans, she’s dedicated her life to putting things right (not Right). But the moral high ground can be lonely with just your outrage for company.

A fast-paced, hilarious show by BBC Trans Comedy Award winner Tom Glover, and producers of 'Valhalla' (Theatre503 Playwriting Award winner) and 'Dirty Promises' (Off West End Award nominated, Best Director).

7:45pm to 8:45pm
The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon The Human Zoo Theatre Company

“It wasn’t a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room ... ”

Join this tattered troupe as Luna’s tragic tale unravels for the first time. But why tonight?

A Tim Burton-esque patchwork of puppetry, poetry, movement and live music stitched together with The Human Zoo’s explosive visual imagination. ‘The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon’ sets out to explore humanity’s eternal fascination with the skies through the eyes of this playful and dynamic ensemble.

‘The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon’ has enjoyed a UK wide and international tour and is a five-star, award-winning production.

8:00pm to 11:00pm
Bovine Cemetery's Literary Funeral Bovine Cemetery

The candles are lit...

A tah-tah to the old, a hurrah for the new! Come and pay your respects at our funereal short fiction fiesta: a eulogy for literatures lost, a delirious romp towards pastures new.

[Black dress welcome and encouraged]. Original fiction, performed live, and everyone's invited.

8:00pm to 8:50pm
Sex Addiction: The Lecture The Queer Historian

For the last five years, Tommy has been trying to recover from an addiction that people struggle to class as an addiction. Join Tommy as he questions his own struggles and why society thinks they know what an addict is.

"It's incredibly important that voices and stories such as Tommy's are heard in theatre." (A Younger Theatre),
"The Queer Historian does not only have an incredibly wide range of talents, but he is also able to bring a deeply personal experience in front of an audience in a heartfelt way" (Arts Award Voice).

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah-ish Foil Arms & Hog

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist. Ireland's top comedy trio. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2009-2016. Over ten million hits on YouTube. Brighton Fringe favourites Foil, Arms and Hog present DoomDah-ish, their show from Edinburgh Fringe 2016 with the odd new sketch thrown in.
***** (Irish Times),
**** (The Times),
***** (Irish Examiner),
***** (Edinburgh Festivals),
"Very funny" (Rowan Atkinson),
"An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines" (Chortle),
"Quite simply, a sensation" (Edinburgh Festivals).

8:00pm to 11:00pm
Big Brighton Fringe Festival Ceilidh Brighton Ceilidh Collective

I'm on record describing 2015's incarnation of this event as “the most awesomely fun thing ever”, so it’s clearly a shoo-in for today’s Sure Choice.  The ultimate participation event, a ceilidh is a Celtic social dance, with a caller to guide you through the steps and music on the fiddle and accordion.  You don’t need a partner to go with, and no experience is required – though if you are a knowledgeable stripper of the willow, you’ll find yourself learning some less familiar dances too.

Join the irrepressible Brighton Ceilidh Collective for an evening of raucous nonsense and ceilidh dancing.

We're more about 'ceilidh attitude' than the perfect moves. 'Ceilidh' means 'party' in Gaelic, and that's exactly what we'll do.

Even if you have two left feet and have never ceilidh'd before, you'll soon be whirling round the dance floor. There's no such thing as getting it wrong, with ceilidh we call it 'free-styling'!

Fabulous live band. Excellent caller. Cash bar. Doors at 19:45.

“The most awesomely fun thing ever” (Fringe Guru).

8:00pm to 9:40pm
The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II BowerBird Prague

King Richard faces a big reckoning in a little cell. The golden boy is tarnished now, friendless and alone. He can’t stop crying or talking, in his ragged prison walls. Did he go, or was he pushed? Is he just a puppet? Voices, choices, gilded loam or painted clay - who was pulling his strings? And if the King isn’t in command then who is?! Gregory Gudgeon (The Lion King, Shakespeare's Globe, Complicité & RSC) is the King who can't stop playing. Also featuring Lucas Augustine. Puppets by Jitka Davídková and Brigitte Dörner. BowerBirdPrague are delighted to appear in the exciting new site-specific Cave at Onca Gallery. Previews: “An astonishing staging, thrilling and mesmerising.” Guy Roberts, artistic director Prague Shakespeare Company. “Brilliant." Steve Gove, founder director, Prague Fringe Festival. Wheelchair accessible. Touch tours available 45 minutes before the performance. For a Touch Tour email PuppetRichard2@gmail.com

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment Off The Cuff

Back by popular demand following last year’s sell-out shows at Brighton Fringe and Camden Fringe!

Brighton’s improvised comedy favourites return to present another series of impromptu detective dramas packed with colourful characters, lurid plots and hilarious escapades. A completely new episode is created each night from audience suggestions, making for a truly unique comedy experience. Prepare to be amused and awed by this spontaneous take on the classic TV whodunit from a group with over a decade’s experience of inventive, raucously funny shows.

“Classic comedy gold” ***** (Latest 7).

8:00pm to 9:15pm
Coming Clean: Life As A Naked House Cleaner Fracas Studios

Coming Clean: Life As A Naked House Cleaner is an immersive theatre show about sexual fantasy- it's also funny and true and asks us to look at our own vulnerabilities. This piece of new writing comes from Ethan Mechare who takes you through his stories as a naked house cleaner when he moved to London from Los Angeles. Are you ready to get cleansed?

8:00pm to 9:30pm
Taliesin: A Tale of Power, Class and Environmental Catastrophe Jon Mason

Plunge into tales of the legendary Welsh bard Taliesin. Tread the line between history and myth in a world of magic and wonder, courage and cruelty, and a very special boy who would defy a king... But, as a land tries to heal, refugees flee disaster, and the rising sea waits beyond the walls, can rulers be trusted? Are heroes any better? Is this world really that different from our own?

A one-man cycle of old stories for now. Doors open 7pm for 8pm start.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Nature Knows Best TICTAC Theatre

In a delightfully funny series of two person plays, ‘Nature Knows Best’ by Devonshire playwright Nick Discombe, takes a look at love and life through the eyes of a Seagull duo, a couple of seahorses and a pair of sheep. Each play very humorously portrays man's effect on the natural world and the creatures in it.

Join Zoe and Wayne's great escape in 'Sheep Mount', take to the skies with Arthur and Joyce in 'Seagull Heaven', then see conventional roles in a relationship shift in 'Seahorse Ride' as Horace carries Gertie's babies.

8:00pm to 10:30pm
Krater Comedy Club Komedia

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 8:50pm
AGM: Unfinished Business Lamb Comedy Productions

Steve Adams, Colin Galletly and Johnny Murph return as the entity: AGM. The 'Audience Choice: Best Show Winners 2016' return to Lamb with even more jokes, stories and gags. It shouldn't be possible to cram this many jokes into 50 minutes. Steve will bring you up to date with his continued fight against the mishaps & misfortunes that come his way. One liner specialist Colin whips up a blizzard of jokes from the surreal to the downright silly. Johnny, the mild mannered man of mirth, may be one sandwich short of a picnic, but he's on a diet. For an evening of good humour, join our AGM!

8:00pm to 10:00pm
Epicene Paul Diello Music

Award-winning musician Paul Diello invites you to his gender-blending celebration of iconic women in music. Join the Brighton-based avant-garde performer and his band on a colourful camp cabaret extravaganza as they reimagine classic female songs originally performed by legendary singers such as Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and PJ Harvey to name but a few. Dance, sing, laugh and cry as Paul interweaves his journey of childhood out-castings and social misfittery into well-loved compositions. Every sense will be tantalised in this outrageous, rainbow-coloured romp.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Licence to Laugh Comedy Club Universal Adventurer

Comedy Compilation show of some of the best up and coming comics from the UK Comedy Circuit. Different line-up each day, all hosted by Joe Bains who grew up in the deepest darkest parts of India, and then shipped into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence.

8:15pm to 9:15pm
Urges Ben Carter and James McDonnell

Do you like jokes? Do you like chaos? Do you like air? Do you like songs? Do you like being shouted at? Do you like tomatoes? Do you like hair? Do you like human men? Come along then. If you want.

8:30pm to 9:15pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

8:30pm to 9:25pm
Museumpiece Arna Spek

Arna Spek (BBC Radio 4 New act competition, Leicester Square theatre New act semi final 2016) is ready to make you laugh! Join her for a hilarious 30 minute stand-up comedy show about how she belongs in a Museum. In fact, she already is a true museum piece. Stories of dangerous awkwardness and hilarious observations will come flying at you! Can Arna survive in 21st century Britain? It is a question that might be more literal than she wants it to be. A show about enjoying this modern society.

8:30pm to 10:00pm
Scott Gibson: Life After Death GB Festivals Ltd.

Winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2016; this show tells the story of the three weeks that changed Scott’s life forever. On returning from a stag weekend in Blackpool, Scott’s brain exploded – he had suffered a massive brain haemorrhage. So he did what any self respecting Glaswegian man would do and went back to bed for four days.

A darkly hysterical, inspiring show delivered with the trademark filthy charisma that Scott is known for.

"A natural gifted storyteller" (Frankie Boyle), ***** (The Mirror), **** (The Guardian), **** (The Skinny), **** (The List).

8:30pm to 9:25pm
Are Strings Attached? Yama Theatre Productions

Your home is the venue when DOG, former graffiti legend, comes to your house for a consultation in this darkly comic grown-up reworking of Pinocchio. Prepare to be delighted and confounded and to have your credulity tested to the max in this thrilling exploration of aspiration and the Big Question of existence itself! High class theatre as up close as you'll ever get. "If I had to pick one show that encapsulates what the Fringe is all about, I might well pick this on"( Fringeguru 2013). Book in advance. Invite your friends. BN1, BN2 and BN3 only.

8:30pm to 9:25pm
Viggo Venn: The Life of Pepito Stamptown

Winner, Rising Star: The Media Eye, 2016.

Award-winning Gaulier-trained comedian Viggo Venn performs the UK premiere of his debut solo show ‘The Life of Pepito’ at Brighton Fringe! Through clown, characters and physical comedy, Venn gives us a glimpse into the life of Pepito - a man who works in a cookie factory, only to discover he’s actually a character in a play.

Directed by Jonny Woolley.

“Venn shines like the police-light taped to his head” (Theater in the Now, NY).

8:30pm to 9:25pm
Angel to Vampire! Sweet Venues

Nigel Osner reveals a lifetime of yearnings through original songs and stories by characters ranging from an angel to a vampire.

“Tremendously talented and very entertaining... Osner’s songs are well-turned, amusing and evocative... a pleasure to see a performer of such distinctive ability" (The Scotsman).

“Hugely talented... all the songs were finely crafted and heartfully delivered... Go and see this unique show” (Fringe Review).

“A show of angelic bite, 'Angel to Vampire!' taps into a still pumping vein of light entertainment, injecting in some marvelous modern wit” (The Grumpy Gay Critic).

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

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

"A cracking comedy selection" ***** (Cream of the Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe), "A fantastic night of comedy" **** (Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe), "Kept the crowd well entertained" **** (Rip It Up, Adelaide), "A Strong show of fresh comedy" **** (Argus, Brighton).

8:35pm to 9:25pm
So You Say Different Productions

When ex-lovers meet after a gap of many years, what can we believe about the stories they tell?

'So You Say' explores the divergence of the stories we tell about events and shared experiences. Do these unreliable narratives arise from differing perspectives, self deception, or downright dishonesty?

A fast-paced journey through the past and the present. Funny, shocking, and bittersweet.

With Charly Sommers and Russell Shaw
Directed by Sam Chittenden.

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Stella Graham: Rage Against the Unclean Stella Graham

Coventry born Stella Graham returns to Brighton to declare what it's like to be a bully. If you were raised by a bully and became one yourself, but can never admit you're at fault.
We've seen Trump, a mega bully elected in the USA, how does she feel about him, from one bully to another?
Stella fights to contain a gobby, aggressive inner self, watch the battle commence with hilarious consequences, with all the charm of a rusty mousetrap.

“If you're a TV executive, drop what you're doing and go see her now” (The Skinny).

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Cinebra: A History Of Horror Cinebra

Movie lovers Sophie and Megan invite you to their seminar! After a vintage shopping trip with the most popular girl in college, Megan has acquired a haunted necklace. As the seminar progresses through scares and song, a threatening supernatural force begins to rear its head. As Sophie and Megan’s own horror narrative begins to unravel, they wonder who will be the final girl? A multimedia frenzy featuring live scares and unforgettable songs, this show is a unique, heart-wrenching, hybrid horror/musical comedy that leaves you convulsing in terror and delight!

9:00pm to 9:50pm
Joe & Liam are Friends and Conquistadors Lamb Comedy Productions

A double bill from: Joe Hart (SYTYF finalist, Tickled Pig winner, as seen on BBC Trending) and Liam Webber (Best New Act nominee, Midlands Comedy Awards).
Tech-savvy gay nerd Joe is a comedic wizard. He brings his musings of modern and ancient life with a video game twist.
“Comedy Gold” (The Scotsman).
Liam is a high-octane character comedian who’ll whisk you away on a whirlwind of vignettes, sketches, and frankly tenuous leaps of thought destined to leave you laughing/ crying/ astonished/ confused/ all of the above. "An extraordinary performer" (The Scotsman).

9:00pm to 10:00pm
The Sweet Release Sweet Venues

This is how your night at Brighton 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.

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

9:00pm to 10:50pm
Cirque Du Cabaret: Gala Show Cirque du Cabaret

One of the UK’s longest running cabaret companies 'Cirque Du Cabaret' debuts in Brighton Fringe 2017 with a brand new show. Expect some cheap thrills, bone chilling chills and a big dollop of sauce from the Cirque crew.

Circus, burlesque-striptease and cabaret show hosted by Cirque's resident MC, the multi-talented Miss Marelena (AKA Abi Collins).

9:00pm to 10:45pm
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Who Runs the World Tour Exchange Events Ltd

Hotter, cheekier, funnier than ever: the country's number one touring cabaret show The Ladyboys of Bangkok return with a Bang in 2017 with their lavish new production 'Who Runs the World!' The Lady Boys of Bangkok is a cabaret like no other cabaret, performed by gorgeous showgirls like no other showgirls- they are all male Thai nationals. So what are you waiting for? Book now for a night you'll never forget with The Lady Boys of Bangkok. The party like no other party with girls like no other girls, a night like no other night!

9:00pm to 10:00pm
OUT Rachael Young

OUT is about shape shifting; to be black enough, straight enough, Jamaican enough...

Challenging homophobia and transphobia within Caribbean communities, OUT is a conversation between two bodies, reclaiming dance-hall and celebrating queerness amongst the bittersweet scent of oranges.

A defiant act of self-expression that smashes through the silence, summoning voices and re-enacting movements in a chaotic mash-up of remembrance and reinvention.

OUT is kindly supported by The Marlborough, The Yard, IBT, Arts Council England, Curve Leicester, South East Dance and Greenwich University.

9:15pm to 10:00pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Circus'sission: Those That Made The Cut! Brighton Spiegeltent with Head First Acrobats

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
JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret! thejomarsh

After the roaring success of JoJo Bellini’s ‘Kitchen Cabaret’ at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe in 2016, the salacious songstress brings to Brighton a brand-new, and much naughtier, cabaret performance.
You are invited to take a look behind the scenes of the cabaret queen that is JoJo Bellini. Who is this woman? Where has she come from? How can someone recover from such a crippling car accident? Why is she touching me? Why Isn’t she touching me?!
Is this love?! Yes. Yes it is. So sit back and indulge in the unbridled naughtiness that is JoJo Bellini.

9:30pm to 11:05pm
The Treason Show: Festival Special Treason Productions

No one does satire quite like Brighton’s very own 'The Treason Show'. With the tool of ridicule the weapon of choice, these smiling assassins will have you laughing all night at the powers that be with their trademark slick and always topical comedy, accompanied by hilarious parody songs.
Brighton’s very own long-running, smash-hit satirical comedy show. Now in its record-breaking 17th year, this Brighton institution is a must-see show and regularly sells out, so early booking is advised.
“Savagely funny – fantastically silly” (The Guardian).

9:30pm to 10:40pm
Werewolf: Live Moonshot Games

If you've ever played the parlour game Werewolf, then you'll know what to expect from this panel show. If you haven't, think murder-mystery crossed with Big Brother: contestants drawn from the audience trade accusations and vie for loyalty, while an unseen assassin bumps them off, one by one, during the night. I saw an early version of this show at the Vault Festival in London, and it was a lot of fun watching the secret machinations unfold. Jon Gracey, formerly of the Beta Males, hosts.

A hidden role game a la Secret Hitler or The Resistance, Werewolf is a classic of deduction and bluffing. Players are either werewolves or villagers. Your goal? Wolves must kill villagers; villagers must kill wolves.

Werewolf is traditionally played with mates in a living room, but Jon Gracey off of sketch tits The Beta Males (***** Three Weeks/Broadway Baby/Spoonfed/Fringe Guru/Skinny/Time Out) has created a theatrical gaming experience like no other.

Come and participate in a huge, live extravaganza as player or spectator – some of YOU will be playing on stage, fighting for your lives!

10:00pm to 10:50pm
Darren Walsh: S'PUN Lamb Comedy Productions

Fresh from winning Dave's 'Joke of the Fringe', Darren Walsh set to work on 'S’Pun', the follow-up to 2015’s 5 star show 'Punderbolt', cramming in even more animations, videos and sound effects.
Darren brought this show to Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, but broke his arm cycling with a deckchair. This year, he's going to perform it with two arms. Darren made the Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe in The Guardian, The Mirror and The Telegraph.
"Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns." (Chortle), "The most pun you can have with your clothes on." (Mirror), **** (Sunday Express), **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

10:00pm to 10:50pm
Odjo: King of the Ocean ODJO

Odjo. A beautiful idiot – raised by performing elephants.

Our reporter spent three months living at sea with an idiot fisherman named Odjo. He witnessed bizarre martial arts practices, unruly animal impressions and unhealthy absurdities that reduced him to tears of laughter.

Narrated by the multi-award winning Trygve Wakenshaw.

10:00pm to 10:55pm
Zach Zucker: Human Person Stamptown

Winner: Rising Star, The Media Eye, 2016.

After a four-month run across the Australian festival circuit, award-winning, LA-based comedian Zach Zucker premieres his debut solo show ‘Human Person’ at Brighton Fringe! Directed by Jonny Woolley.

“Zach is the kind of character you might find on SNL” (Great Scott, AU).

“Zoolander meets Borat” (The Reviews Hub).

“Unforgettably pretentious” (Steve Bennett, Chortle).

10:10pm to 10:55pm
Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft The Other Realm Theatre Company

The Other Realm brings Lovecraft’s classic short story to the stage for the first time.

Pickman is an artist of extraordinary talent, but his gruesome paintings are borne of a terrible secret. A dark and shocking tale that reveals the boundary between an artist’s genius and insanity...

This is The Other Realm’s third Brighton Fringe, following the highly successful ‘I Love Luci’ in 2015, and ‘Which is Witch?’ in 2016.

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

The worldwide hit show returns with a revolving line-up of great comedians from around the Fringe with hilarious material based around that most noble of pursuits, shagging!

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

"Spectacular... amazing" ***** (Melbourne Comedy Festival).

"Excellent" ***** (www.edfringe.com).

"Utterly hilarious" ****½ (The West Australian, Perth Fringe World).

"The show had me laughing from start to finish... one of the best value comedies I’ve seen at this year’s fringe" **** (Broadway Baby).

10:15pm to 11:15pm
Nicole Henriksen: Techno Glitter Penguins Nicole Henriksen

Award-nominated alternative Australian comedian, Nicole Henriksen, makes her Brighton debut with 'Techno Glitter Penguins', a fresh serving of her trademark high-energy, pro-femme, absurd, comedy goodness.
It's an all over body experience that will enrich your soul, bring new meaning to your life, and leave you thinking "that's something you only see at Fringe!"
You're welcome.
Sold out: Fringe World 2015
Best Comedy nominee: Fringe World 2015
***** (TheatreReviews.co.uk).

10:30pm to 11:30pm
Petrushka Crimson Horse Theatre

Petrushka loves the Dancer... the Dancer loves the Moor... the Moor loves himself! In a world where puppets move without strings, who will win the girl and craved freedom? Crimson Horse Theatre relaunches in this year's Brighton Fringe Festival by returning to the original dark Russian folk tale that toured the fairgrounds in the Victorian Era, long before Stravinski's ballet. This five handed performance gives the tale of Petrushka a new lease of life. Will the evil Puppet Master have his wicked way and get his desired power? Is the Grinning Terror all he seems? And will Petrushka finally find his voice? Directed and adapted by Sascha Cooper

11:00pm to 12:30am
You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret LynchPin Productions Theatre Company

It’s one for my baby and one more for the road in this cocktail of Jazz standards and storytelling. A new take on an old tragedy, with a twist.

Playwright/director Jack Lynch returns to Brighton Fringe after bringing 'Emily Dickinson & I: The Journey of a Portrayal' which continued to tour the UK, Europe and North America to great critical acclaim.

West End actress and singer Pippa Winslow ('The Sound of Music', 'The Phantom of the Opera') will be appearing as 'Fey'. Her last solo cabaret garnered five-star reviews. Guitarist James Shannon accompanies on Jazz guitar.

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.

11:00pm to 12:00am
Lazarus Luke Martin

After having a nearly fatal illness, he thought things would be different ... they weren’t. In frustration Luke has taken to the road to find meaning in his experience. Join him on his way as he discusses Little Mix, drinking, not drinking and more.

11:00pm to 3:00am
Massaoke Massaoke Ltd

Massaoke is the club night sensation where the crowd is the star of the show. A brilliant live band plays the greatest Rock, Pop and Indie anthems with giant video lyrics, and the whole audience sings as one. The result is a euphoric celebration of all your favourite songs – the ones you grew up with and the modern day classics. Epic party guaranteed!

Massaoke run a monthly London club night and are regulars at the Edinburgh Fringe and other festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude.

"One of London’s best nights out" (Sunday Mirror), "An awful lot of fun" (Evening Standard).

11:15pm to 12:15am
Haven't a Clue..! Stu Turner

Think you know charades? Think again! After two sell-out years, 'Haven’t a Clue..!' returns for a third year, only this time in the late night slot for an X-rated version!

In this crazy, hilarity-filled hour, comedy meets game show meets improv, as 2 teams of Brighton Fringe comics, pit their skills and wit against each other with this hysterical twist on the classic.

With host Stu Turner overseeing the proceedings, you’ll get to laugh and cheer at the pure filth, and decide who gets crowned winners in this crazy game show!

You'll never look at charades the same way again!

11:30pm to 12:30am
LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn LJ DA FUNK

Abrasive satire for Guardian-readers disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun-readers so as not to alienate the proletariat. Blasting Brexit head-on with all the vitriol of Nigel Farage at a multicultural jamboree, Alabama's most dangerous export tackles the new order of British and world fascism with his raucous wit and bombast. Imagine Ian Hislop on crack.

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year winner.
LaughingHorse New Act of the Year finalist.

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

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

The legendary late show returns.

12:00am to 12:00am
Barbara Merkriti

Barbara Graham's case is a shocking miscarriage of justice and a declaration should be made by the Governor of the State of California to rectify this injustice, which stands to this day. This treatise proves her innocence. Read by David de Pinna LLB.

Barbara was convicted for the murder of Mable Monahan in 1953 and executed in 1955. The murder took place in Burbank, California.

12:30am to 1:25am
A Beginners Guide To Bondage Sara Mason

A funny, naughty romp through the world of fetish. Have you seen '50 Shades of Grey'? Are you fetish-curious? Do you ever feel like a change from vanilla sex? Mistress Venitia, in her dungeon, answers enquiries on her twenty phones, and books BDSM sessions. Dressed in a catsuit and thigh boots, she books the weird and wonderful clients who want to act out their fantasies. Using video and pictures to show the equipment and instruments used, Mistress has several racy sketches for her two slaves to demonstrate and play. The slaves have plenty of opportunities for bravado and buffoonery.