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

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

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

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

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

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

10:00am to 12:30pm
Greek Mythology Tour of Brighton Classical Association Funded Greek Mythology Tour of Brighton

Join Dr Amanda Potter from the Open University for a tour of Brighton focusing on 20 (ish) objects with links to stories from Greek mythology.

This 90 minute walking tour includes a visit to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery (please bring ID if you are a Brighton resident; admission price included for non-residents), North Laine, Old Steine, and ends with a short bus ride and visit to Hove Museum & Art Gallery (bus fare not included in ticket price).

Associated images will be provided beforehand to print or view on mobile devices. Please wear outdoor clothing.

10:00am to 5:00pm
The Fairy Tale Fair: Craft & Design Fair The Fairy Tale Fair

Join 'The Fairy Tale Fair' at Brighton Open Market for a special Saturday market takeover. Over 45 high quality craft and design stalls fill the venue, showcasing the makes of local creatives and designers.

From one off artworks to pocket money buys, there will be something for everyone. There will also be magical extras including live singers, performers and special guests.

Meet the makers behind the creations and explore the market's permanent shops and cafes too. A wonderful day out for all the family.

10:00am to 11:30am
Quiet Down There Market Drop-ins Quiet Down There

Free creative-fun for families. Join us in the Open Market every Saturday and let your imagination fly. See what you can make from a range of materials found in and around the market from vegetables to second-hand books!

Find us upstairs in Studio 6 between 10-11.30am, Saturdays throughout May and June, no need to book just drop-in.

10:00am to 10:55am
The Owl and the Pussycat Kitchen Zoo

'The Owl and the Pussycat' live in a dull and dusty world, so imagine how shocked and surprised they are when a stupendous storm sweeps them out of the window, Splash!, onto an unexpected sea voyage to a curious land. But who will they meet? Which way should they go? And what is a runcible spoon?

A joyful journey for energetic little explorers and their grown-ups. Using puppets and live music, Kitchen Zoo brings to life an unexpected telling of Edward Lear’s 'The Owl and the Pussycat'.

Developed in partnership with ARC and The Witham.

10:00am to 10:45am
Take Shelter! Downs Junior School

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940s when visiting our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground.

Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space.

Morning tours (10:00 - 12:00) can be pre-booked via the Brighton Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00 - 16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

10:15am to 11:00am
Take Shelter! Downs Junior School

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940s when visiting our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground.

Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space.

Morning tours (10:00 - 12:00) can be pre-booked via the Brighton Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00 - 16:00) are available to book in person 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

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

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

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

10:30am to 11:30am
Signor Baffo OH! Productions

Returning to Brighton Fringe due to popular demand!

There’s chaos in the kitchen when Signor Baffo is left in charge. Expect plates-full of fun, with generous helpings of silliness, mischief and adventure. What's the best way to mix meatballs with spaghetti? How do you make a chicken lay an egg, and how does a sausage roll? All is revealed in the charming culinary chaos of Signor Baffo's kitchen.

“A great show for all ages. Our son enjoyed it so much we are going back again tomorrow!” (Child Friendly Brighton)

Top 10 Show 2015 (Children's Theatre Review)

(Recommended: Fringe Review 2015)

10:30am to 11:15am
Take Shelter! Downs Junior School

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940s when visiting our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground.

Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space.

Morning tours (10:00 - 12:00) can be pre-booked via the Brighton Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00 - 16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

10:30am to 11:20am
Learn to Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

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

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

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

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

10:45am to 11:30am
Take Shelter! Downs Junior School

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940s when visiting our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground.

Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space.

Morning tours (10:00 - 12:00) can be pre-booked via the Brighton Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00 - 16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

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

Six walking tours of Embassy Court lasting between an hour and 90 minutes, during which time participants visit a flat, the roof terrace, the small tank museum and walk around parts of the front and rear of the building, The entrance of Embassy Court includes the blue plaque of former resident, Edward Zeff MBE, and Croix de Guerre awarded for his bravery after WW2. We hope that a new mural will be completed for the Embassy Court Hallway.

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

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

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

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

11:00am to 11:45am
Take Shelter! Downs Junior School

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940s when visiting our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground.

Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space.

Morning tours (10:00 - 12:00) can be pre-booked via the Brighton Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00 - 16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

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

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

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

11:00am to 1:00pm
Starting a Performing Arts Company: The Business Basics The Independent Theatre Council

Are you hoping to grow and develop your performing arts company? Join Jackie Elliman, Legal & Industrial Relations Manager of the Independent Theatre Council, for an overview of the legal basics that you need to be thinking about when running and growing your own performing arts company; including setting up a Limited Company, Copyright, Contracts and legal responsibilities.

Part of Brighton Fringe's 'Fringe Academy' in partnership with the University of Brighton.

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.

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

Why toddle when you can dance! Parents and under-5s are let loose on the dance floor in the friendliest of discos. Created by DJ, producer and mum of two, Monski Mouse. Get your disco-dancing-booties on to an eclectic selection of retro hits and funky nursery rhymes.

"Tune after tune perfectly chosen for the youngsters... It's surely the best baby dance party in the city". ******* (Edinburgh Evening News)

"It’s not often you see a load of grown men get down on the floor and meow - but then this was no ordinary gig." (South London Press)

"Absolutely joyous" ***** (Edinburgh Families)

11:00am to 1:00pm
Brighton Station Tours: Limited Spaces Jackie Marsh-Hobbs

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

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

11:15am to 12:00pm
Take Shelter! Downs Junior School

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940s when visiting our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground.

Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space.

Morning tours (10:00 - 12:00) can be pre-booked via the Brighton Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00 - 16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

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

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

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

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

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

11:30am to 12:30pm
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

11:30am to 12:15pm
Take Shelter! Downs Junior School

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940s when visiting our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground.

Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space.

Morning tours (10:00 - 12:00) can be pre-booked via the Brighton Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00 - 16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

11:30am to 12:25pm
The Owl and the Pussycat Kitchen Zoo

'The Owl and the Pussycat' live in a dull and dusty world, so imagine how shocked and surprised they are when a stupendous storm sweeps them out of the window, Splash!, onto an unexpected sea voyage to a curious land. But who will they meet? Which way should they go? And what is a runcible spoon?

A joyful journey for energetic little explorers and their grown-ups. Using puppets and live music, Kitchen Zoo brings to life an unexpected telling of Edward Lear’s 'The Owl and the Pussycat'.

Developed in partnership with ARC and The Witham.

11:45am to 12:30pm
Take Shelter! Downs Junior School

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940s when visiting our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground.

Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space.

Morning tours (10:00 - 12:00) can be pre-booked via the Brighton Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00 - 16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

12:00pm to 6:00pm
Yoga for all! Brighton Yoga Festival & Foundation

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga, open to all. Join experienced teachers for a range of classes: mindfulness, beginner’s yoga, yoga and live harp music, and a workshop with Brighton-based teacher Sarah Williams. Independent retailers, therapies, food tasters, and artisan tea will also be available throughout the day.

12:00pm to 12:45pm
Big Berg Laughing Horse Free Festival

What happens when you want to stick the flag into untrodden snow but someone else beats you to it?

Join this opera clown on a confusing journey into man’s fascination with owning every bit of the world, against all the protests of Mother Nature. Expect something like Vaughan Williams on synths, existential crises in the Antarctic seas, floating on drifting icebergs and a profound yearning for toast.

Inspired by the journals, ambitions and adventures of Ernest Shackleton and Robert Scott, Eleanor Westbrook has decided to get in on the adventure-and-conquer lark, 100 years later.

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Breaking the Magicians' Code with Kane & Abel Kane & Abel

Anarchic twin tricksters Kane & Abel will break all the rules of the Magicians' Code of Conduct passed down to them by their grandfather, to prove that it feels great to be bad! Codes broken during the show range from 'never reveal how a trick is done' and 'never perform another magician's trick' to 'never perform when people are eating' and 'never re-enact your birth through escapology'.

"A superb mixture of humour, magic and audience participation - a thoroughly enjoyable experience" (Ed Fringe Review)

"Excellent entertainment ... Brilliant show"(Velvet Box Office)

12:00pm to 1:15pm
The Upper Brighton Greenway: An Interactive Guided Tour Andrew Bridge

Take an interactive tour of the recently completed Brighton Greenway: a green corridor that cuts through the New England Quarter connecting the North of Brighton with the mainline station. It provides a unique home to wildlife, commuters and local residents – with local residents hosting the event you’ll learn, connect and celebrate in one of Brighton’s newest urban green spaces.

12:00pm to 1:00pm
LET'S BUILD A PLANET! The Incredible Rebel All-Stars

Imagine designing your own planet. What colour would the sea be? How many legs would a donkey have? What would the farts smell like? Well now’s your chance to choose! Join a madcap team of World Builders on a hilarious, big-banging adventure. Escape from the sinister Robo-Cops, get lost in an alien forest and bring new light to the universe!

This is an immersive comedy, suitable for ages 3-3000. Come prepared to laugh and play. Extra-terrestrials welcome. Don't forget your thinking cap.

“Stunningly creative” (Fringe Guru)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Sleight of Handsome Freddie Folkston

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

12:00pm to 4:00pm
Invisible Voices of Brighton & Hove Invisible Voices

Invisible Voices raises awareness of homeless issues in Brighton & Hove. This varies from providing the public with an insight into local causes and consequences, to evoking the raw emotion of actually being homeless. The latter is achieved through the spoken and written word, as well as photography. Contributing artists will perform and read live during the exhibition sessions.

12:00pm to 12:45pm
Mr Pineapple Head Mr Pineapple Head

A family, clown, theatre show. 'Mr Pineapple Head' works in the style of a silent clown, performing physical comedy and slapstick routines to music. Genuinely funny, professional silliness! It's a Brunswick Fringe tradition!

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

Not sure what to see? Don't fret, we've done the work for you and hand-picked this week's top tips.

Shows from across Brighton Fringe will be showcasing snippets of their work to whet your appetite every weekend lunchtime.

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

12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Glitter Tour of Brighton The Dilemma Girls

The acclaimed Dilemma Girls present their sparkly walking tour of Brighton, complete with treats and interactive regalia. Discover the quirkier spots of the city while your hosts entertain you with fascinating glittery tales.

Your glamorous guides bring to life Brighton’s lesser-known attractions, revealing interesting facts that you won’t find in your average guide book.

This fun and immersive tour explores some of Brighton’s hidden gems with illuminating, glitter-based anecdotes along the way. The glitter used on the tour is biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

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

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

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

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

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

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wan In Wan Oot Mama Koogs

3 stars One in, one out: it's a rule that works for busy nightclubs, not generally for life. But this heartwarming two-hander tackles both ends of life's journey, as central character Leanne says goodbye to her ageing grandmother and sees the birth of her own longed-for baby, too. It's a gently humorous and very watchable family story, with a few stand-out emotional scenes. Read the full review.

Miss Mckay is with child, having been artificially inseminated by the sperm of her wife's best pal, and she's very worried about the size of her baby’s head.

Miss Mckay's wife wishes there were no such thing as bloody Dr. Google.

Mrs Mckay Senior is "On Her Wey Oot". She is telling death to "F**k Off". She is telling the nurses to "F**k Off", and she is having a wee laugh at the expense of the "wumman in the bed next to her".

A play about the extraordinariness of ordinary family history, memories, and what happens to families when those we love come into our lives, and when they leave.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Classical Duets for Violin and Cello: Ellie Blackshaw and Esther Ward-Caddle Music at Saint Michael's

Come and hear the acclaimed 'Duo', Ellie Blackshaw, violin, and Esther Ward-Caddle, cello, delight in playing beautifully-crafted melodies from the Austrian classical composer, Joseph Haydn and Russian romantic, Rheinhold Glière as well as exploring the amazing vitality of Maurice Ravel’s famous ‘Duo Sonate pour Violon et Violoncelle’ written between 1920-22. Ellie and Esther also look forward to performing to a new audience the wonderfully enigmatic and impressionistic 'Duo for Violin and Cello', written by well-known Sussex composer, Barry Mills. www.saintmichaelsbrighton.org

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Scotland! The Latebloomers

SCOTLAAAAND! A show that takes the audience on a wild ride, with rhythm, body percussion, singing, stomping, clowning and the spirit of Scotland!

1:00pm to 1:50pm
Miraculous Magic with Danny Lee Grew Danny Lee Grew

Mix stunning magic, baffling illusions and cheeky comedy with a young, energetic, enthusiastic magician and what do you get?
'Miraculous Magic' is a brand-new magical experience for children and is guaranteed to create laughs and gasps. Top magician Danny Lee Grew will turn audience members into princesses and ask them to guess what's inside his sandwich. Mr Ted, the magical teddy bear, makes a special appearance and you will be amazed when Danny performs the world-famous glass and bottle illusion.

1:00pm to 2:35pm
The Maids by Jean Genet Rough Brow Theatre

SADISTIC. SAVAGE. SEDUCTIVE.

Two maids attempt to overthrow their mistress in a callous murder plot that ends in catastrophe. Consumed by hate and obsession, the girls quickly become victims to their own depraved games. Playful, evil and desperate; the girls are unstoppable until they are confronted by a reality that is more frightening than their darkest fantasies. There are no rules when it comes to murder in this new version of the classic Genet play translated by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton.

1:00pm to 3:50pm
Brighton Swing Thing Brighton Lindyhoppers

Join the Brighton Swing Community for a special Fringe afternoon of swing music and dancing with a live swing band, DJs, Lindy Hop beginners dance class, Charleston dancers and a dance-off competition.

Swing your thing on the best dance floor in town!

1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fringe City Brighton Fringe

Fringe City is a free outdoor event in the centre of Brighton taking place every weekend of Brighton Fringe 2018.

In 2017, over 100,000 people attended Fringe City during seven fantastic days of performances, installations, sideshows, dance-offs, choirs, cabaret, puppetry, children's workshops, acrobatics and surreal walkabout performers.

We’re expecting 2018 to be even bigger and better with even more shows, performances, madness and mayhem, all packed in from 5 May to 2 June 2018.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Richard Stainbank: The Wilderness Years Richard Stainbank

Single, jobless and living at home, life isn’t treating Richard Stainbank well. Underemployed and underwhelmed, he finds himself at the home of the Greatest Briton with the National Trust and wonders what Winston would do.

A former Laughing Horse and Chortle Student finalist, Richard brings his debut show to the Brighton Fringe. He has nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. And jokes.

“Lovingly crafted and rewarding to listen to... his set is packed with punchlines and evocative turns of phrase" (Chortle)

"He has taken very easily to stand-up" (London Is Funny)

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

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

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

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

1:15pm to 2:15pm
Lolly Jones: Work in Progress Laughing Horse Free Festival

Join Lolly and special guest(s) in an hour of stand up & character comedy. In a change to the original listing, this show will feature Theresa May comedy burlesque and stand up from other top billed comics. As seen on Comedy Central, BBC3 and Channel 4. Top 10 Best Shows of 2017 - Funny Women awards.” “Hilarious” (The Avant Garde), “Raucously funny” (Fringebiscuit), “Lolly is a proper punk... a blast to spend an hour with” (The Scotsman)”.

1:15pm to 1:55pm
Kelsey de Almeida: I'm Very Different People (Work in Progress) Kelsey de Almeida

Winner of South End Comedy Festival's 'Best Newcomer' competition 2017, Kelsey is one of the youngest working comedians in the UK. Having supported Stephen K Amos on three UK Tours and Abandoman on their 2017 UK tour, as well as being a circuit regular, this is a chance to see Kelsey really sink his teeth into a longer show.

This show is about growing up in a society he doesn't feel a part of. A constant outsider. And exploring his life and views and what makes him and us all different. But maybe that's okay?

"Blown away by his funny. Catch him now, he's got it" (Stephen K Amos)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:30pm to 2:25pm
Fix My Brain Two Surnames

Ex-Presidents of the Footlights Dillon (Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist) and Oli (junior doctor) present a debut show all about friendship, depression and crushing existential dread. Fun!

"Daring and hilarious... an astonishingly honest portrayal that will keep you in stitches from beginning to end" ***** (Varsity)

"A mix of the surreal and the satirical... packed in the punchlines" (Chortle)

"Unnerving yet delightful" (TCS)

"Pitch-perfect" (The Tab)

This project is supported by a Go Think Big Brighton Fringe bursary.

1:40pm to 2:40pm
Robyn Perkins: Happy?! Laugh Train Home

Are you one of those people who makes bad decisions? This show is for you.

Join exceptionally charismatic Robyn Perkins as she over-analyses her life, her farcical parents, and most of all, her bad decisions. It's an energetic, chatty hour filled with honest and hilarious anecdotes.

"A golden performer whose charisma alone on stage is refreshing." **** (Voice Magazine)

"Sharp, insightful, touching and above all, really, really funny" **** (ThreeWeeks)

1:45pm to 2:30pm
Alpha Mums Gone Wrong Alpha Mums

Joann Condon, Ayshea Bravo and Leonie Rachel are alpha-mums gone wrong.
Instead of putting a wash on or doing the kids’ bedtime, they’re down the pub performing a new sketch show full of satire, parodies and character comedy.

They're taking the mickey out of modern life and fuelling their frustrations into funnies.
2018 may be the year of the Suffragettes' centenary celebrations, but these women are still juggling more balls than drunken seals.

So why not be good boys and girls, come and watch their show - it will help keep them off the gin.

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

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

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

2:00pm to 3:15pm
The Upper Brighton Greenway: An Interactive Guided Tour Andrew Bridge

Take an interactive tour of the recently completed Brighton Greenway: a green corridor that cuts through the New England Quarter connecting the North of Brighton with the mainline station. It provides a unique home to wildlife, commuters and local residents – with local residents hosting the event you’ll learn, connect and celebrate in one of Brighton’s newest urban green spaces.

2:00pm to 3:30pm
Equity: Taking the stress out of tax for freelancers Equity

Tax can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Equity’s Tax specialist, Alan Lean, will take you through all you need to know about tax for the self-employed, including updates on the latest tax legislation.

2:00pm to 3:30pm
A Brighton Story: The Original City Tour Brighton City Walks

Brighton's number one, award-winning traditional city walking tour.

Perfect for visitors and residents alike.

90 minutes of fascinating facts about this incredible cosmopolitan city. Discover royal romance, secret tunnels, fishermen’s cottages and more.

Winner: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, 2017.

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

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

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

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

2:00pm to 3:50pm
Grease OCR Productions

Come and sing your heart out in this special viewing of the classic film, 'Grease!' Join our guest host, Stephanie von Glitz, in the unique setting of Brighton's Old Courtroom, as she leads the singing in this musical sensation. Non-audio described event. Rating: PG

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Comedy Club 4 Kids Comedy Club 4 Kids Ltd

Since 2005, ‘Comedy Club 4 Kids’ has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families... but without the rude bits! It's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of every single audient claiming to be called Bob.

Join Thom Tuck, George Rigden and CBBC’s Howard Read at a comedy show that’s been described as “great" (The Scotsman), "an essential treat" (Fest Magazine), and "absolutely hilarious" (The Yorkshire Times).

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.

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

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

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

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

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

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Adam Larter: Boogie Knights Weirdos Comedy

Sir Dance-A-Lot is the last of the known Boogie Knights, a gang of brave steppers with funk in their hearts and nobility also in their hearts.

In this show expect dungeons, dragons and disco disco disco.

A medieval tale told through some superb tunes, probably some cardboard, probably some puppets, maybe even some jokes.

"A giddy, bizarre whirlwind" (The List)

"One of the most stupidly brilliant things you'll see " (Fest Magazine)

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Andy Quirk's Got First World Problems Andy Quirk

East London's premier rapper of first-world problems, Andy quirk, and his backup dancer Anna J, bring fist-pumping therapy for modern living to the masses. Join their crew in railing against the inconsequential irks of modern living!

"Delivers with infectious enthusiasm... demolishing any walls of self-consciousness... he’s even got a backing dancer with moody sass to help build the atmosphere" (Chortle)

"Interaction with the crowd is excellently handled... it translates perfectly from page to stage with superb timing and an ability to switch music genre with ease" ***** (Bunbury Magazine)

2:30pm to 3:30pm
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).

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

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

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

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

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

2:30pm to 3:25pm
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)

2:30pm to 4:50pm
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.

2:45pm to 3:35pm
Miraculous Magic with Danny Lee Grew Danny Lee Grew

Mix stunning magic, baffling illusions and cheeky comedy with a young, energetic, enthusiastic magician and what do you get?
'Miraculous Magic' is a brand-new magical experience for children and is guaranteed to create laughs and gasps. Top magician Danny Lee Grew will turn audience members into princesses and ask them to guess what's inside his sandwich. Mr Ted, the magical teddy bear, makes a special appearance and you will be amazed when Danny performs the world-famous glass and bottle illusion.

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

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

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

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 5:30pm
Silver Jewellery Workshop Silver & Sage

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

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

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

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

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

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

3:00pm to 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.

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

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

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

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

3:00pm to 4:00pm
A Song of Plague Lost in the Fog

4 stars On one side of the stage, an apothecary's surgery the size of a doll's house; on the other, a higgledy-piggledy stack of buildings. We're in London, it's 1665, and – the narrator tells us – a stranger has come from the sea. It's the plague, of course, and before the hour is out, a starburst of red crosses have appeared on the doors of the city. Tracing two characters, a doctor and his daughter, A Song Of Plague is a haunting piece of puppetry which successfully evokes a distant place and time. Read the full review.

1665, Death arrives in London. Rats flood the city and a sinister shadow haunts the streets. A combination of live original music, puppetry and transformation tell an intimate tale of plague, family and sacrifice when Death steps foot on the shores of the Thames.

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Marc Burrows: Mind your Head Marc Burrows

Journalist, musician and stand-up Marc Burrows presents a personal trek through his mental health history, including his time in a psychiatric ward, suicide attempts, depression and bipolar diagnosis.But with jokes. Lots of them. A bittersweet, life-affirming show, part storytelling, part stand-up.

****(The New Kid)

"A festival highlight... a confident and seasoned performer" *****(remotegoat)

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Ahem... You Can't Go Around Doing Stuff Like That! Hiccups

Join Zelem Saydullaev (Squawker Finalist 2015 , South Coast Comedian of the Year Semi Finalist 2016 ) and Johnny Wardlow (as heard on BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio 2) for an hour of sensational lies, mind-blowing madness and wholesome nonsense as they show you the best way to misbehave without getting incarcerated, sectioned, disowned or deported.

Two of Brighton's/Chechnya's best loved and most feared comedians plan to hold you captive with an hour of salient silliness, ridiculous tales of daring balderdash, comfortable chairs and, hopefully, a functioning microphone.

Come or you won't be there.

3:45pm to 4:45pm
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.

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Stranger Friends Sunjai Arif

Come on a journey to the upside down and meet some of Sunjai's weird and wonderful friends. Sunjai (Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2017 and South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016 runner up) has been touring the country, making friends with some of the best up and coming alternative acts on the circuit, and he wants you to meet them too.

This show will make you lean forward with excitement and anticipation for what will happen next.

"An excellent performer" (Voice Magazine)

"Truly entertaining" (Dorset Echo)

**** (Theatre Bath)

4:00pm to 4:50pm
Meeting at 33 Hannah Samuels in association with Second Circle Theatre

Alcoholics recovery meetings are happening all around us, all the time. While the people in those rooms never chose to be there, they are privy to some remarkable personal storytelling.

Created through extensive anonymous interviews with addicts and retold verbatim, 'Meeting at 33', offers a unique opportunity to experience a recovery meeting.

Unveiling a subject that is too frequently taboo through hope and humour, light and shade, we invite you to consider the universal addictive tendencies which live within all of us.

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

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

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

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

4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Looker Sabotage Theatre

2 stars Don't take career advice from a pigeon. That's the main message I've carried away from The Looker, a show which – I'm not ashamed to admit – I simply didn’t understand. Blending live actors, puppetry, and mask work, it's heavy on striking images but vexingly light on meaning. Read the full review.

Things move so fast these days, it’s easy to get lost. Lost in time. Lost in ourselves. To cope with this feeling, Vida writes letters to herself in the future. Sometimes she leaves voice messages.

One day the future calls her back.

Vida is catapulted into a quest for freedom, on which she meets mystical and surreal new friends. A fresh and darkly comic tale of self-discovery combining theatre, puppets, masks and live music.

"One of the most profound, truthful, cosmic and heartfelt narratives I've ever come across." (Jane, audience member 2017)

"A young company worth your attention" (FringeReview)

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Brighton Queen of Slaughtering Places 368 Theatre Company

4 stars Murders, and murderers, seem to fascinate us all. We can't get enough of true-crime stories – the more gothic and grisly the better. A couple of centuries ago, we'd have scratched that itch by attending public hangings; in this more enlightened age, we simply go to Fringe shows. Brighton, Queen of Slaughtering Places is well aware of that irony, gently critiquing its own genre even as it tells a satisfyingly bloodstained tale. Read the full review.

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).

4:00pm to 5:15pm
The Upper Brighton Greenway: An Interactive Guided Tour Andrew Bridge

Take an interactive tour of the recently completed Brighton Greenway: a green corridor that cuts through the New England Quarter connecting the North of Brighton with the mainline station. It provides a unique home to wildlife, commuters and local residents – with local residents hosting the event you’ll learn, connect and celebrate in one of Brighton’s newest urban green spaces.

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.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Nathan Lang: The Stuntman Momentum Artist Management

Nathan Lang (Pinhead from Neighbours) tells the high-energy, surreal tale of 'The Stuntman' through clowning, characters, physical comedy and real onstage stunts... Evel Knievel meets Wile E. Coyote in Technicolor! Debut solo show from the host of London's beloved alternative comedy night Lost Cabaret, and half of sketch comedy duo Jon & Nath.

"A hilariously credible creation" (Time Out)

"His eyes gleam with an absorbing mischief" (The Stage)

"Electric, hilarious" (WhatsOnStage)

"Wickedly funny" (The Public Reviews)

"Contains the funniest moment I've seen all Fringe" ****(The Mumble)

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.

4:15pm to 5:15pm
Dry Room Eldarin Yeong Studio

Set in a Magritte-styled surreal 3-wall room, this performance installation explores how isolated individuals, who have experienced childhood trauma, overcome many difficulties in their adulthood and seek for redemption through faith, love and friendship.

It features Italian composer Giovanni Sollima’s most heartbreaking cello piece ALONE. The show gives an intriguing cinematic perspective to a narrative dance piece, by using lighting, live music, and conceptual art.

Premiered at the World Stage Design Quadrennial 2017. Supported by the British Office Taipei and Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

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

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

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

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

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

4:30pm to 5:30pm
C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation The Chandeliers

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast!

The improvised murder mystery comedy is back! Following sold-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2017/2016 and Brighton Fringe 2017/2016, 'CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation' returns to Brighton creating a 100% brand-new who-dunnit every show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience.

Someone’s kicked the bucket. But who, what and how? The choice is yours.

"Innovation and top-tier entertainment" ***** (The Wee Review)

"A spectacular must see" ***** (Bunbury Magazine)

"Spontaneous mastery" **** (Fringebiscuit)

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Olga Koch: Fight, a Work in Progress Hannah Layton Management

In 2014, Olga Koch's father was stopped by authorities on the Russian border, which resulted in the most surreal year in her family's life. This year, the 'Amused Moose National New Comic Award Finalist' will try to dissect this real-life spy drama with nothing but a projector and "a naturally comic mind" (Bruce Dessau).

Finalist: Amused Moose National New Comic Award 2017

Finalist: Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016

Selected for BBC New Comedy Award 2016 and 2017

4:30pm to 5:30pm
The Laurel & Hardy Cabaret Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

The award-winning Lucky Dog have been playing their successful biopic 'Hats Off to Laurel & Hardy' since 2013. This, however, is a bumper package of Stan and Ollie’s routines and songs from stage, screen, and record which you won’t find elsewhere.

Featuring some classic re-created movie sequences, along with some hilarious (and rare) sketches which the boys performed on tour in the 1940s and 50s (including here in Brighton).

You will be transported back to a more innocent time, yet be amazed at how current their comedy remains.

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 5:50pm
Always, With a Love That's True Wired Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

4:35pm to 5:35pm
Hamlet (An Experience) Brite Theater / Sweet Production

Emily Carding's one-woman version of Richard III was a highlight of my Fringe last year, not just because of the gender inversion but because of the creative way it brought the audience into the storytelling. Hamlet (An Experience) sounds like it goes even further; casting us as actors arriving at Elsinore, Hamlet will ask us to recreate the events of his life and help him unpick their meaning. Carding is a spellbinding performer and, if it's like Richard III, the interactions will be both rewarding and entertaining.

After breaking new ground and touring the world with their multi award-winning 'Richard III (A One Woman Show)', Brite Theater are making Shakespeare even more immersive with this new production of 'Hamlet' directed by Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir.

Emily Carding plays Hamlet and you, the audience, are the players arriving at Elsinore. Hamlet needs your help to take on the roles of his friends and family and resolve the great questions of life. Journey through the play together and become immersed in the story like never before.

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

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

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

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

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

5:00pm to 6:45pm
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.

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

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

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

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

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Aaron Simmonds and (Literal) Support Act Laughing Horse Free Festival

A stand-up comedy show from a comedian that cannot stand up.

Aaron Simmonds (BBC New Comedian of the Year finalist 2017) is bringing his stand-up show to Brighton.

The show will be about his life as a wheelchair user and as an idiot who makes bad decisions in life. It will also feature a hand-picked hilarious guest comedian to make you laugh as well as carry his wheelchair upstairs.

“His routine unfolded with great, measured skill. A class act.” (Chortle)

“Hilarious stories from a unique perspective.” (Covent Garden Comedy Cellar)

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Darren Walsh: Massive Punt Darren Walsh

Join Darren Walsh (UK's first Pun Champion, BBC's iWonder, Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe) on a round-the-world flight, jam-packed with onboard entertainment such as video sketches, one-liners, jingles and general nonsense.

"Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns" (Chortle)

"A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes" (The Stage)

"Punbelievable!" ***** (The Mirror)

**** (Sunday Express)

**** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)

Top 10 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe in The Guardian, The Mirror and The Scotsman.

5:00pm to 6:05pm
Honey Reaction Theatre Makers

2 stars Honey is the last of a series of three plays exploring the relationship between the self and other environments. I watched the first part Fishhead back in 2014, and loved it – so I was excited about seeing this follow-up work. Sadly however, I was disappointed. Read the full review.

Just like a jar of honey, this new play has sweetness, richness and depth.

Come and explore a patchwork of life in the Welsh mountains, where bees, bomb disposal and autism are all wrapped-up in folk music to squeeze your senses.
 
As wonderful as any bee’s waggle-dance, Honey’s intimate story weaves together the lives of a young man, his mother, her tattoo-artist sister and those that want to love them.

"Theatre is more, much more, than story. It's aesthetic ground is the making of pattern and pattern-within-pattern. Reaction Theatre Makers' work comes with much artistry." (Theatre Wales)

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 6:20pm
Meeting at 33 Hannah Samuels in association with Second Circle Theatre

Alcoholics recovery meetings are happening all around us, all the time. While the people in those rooms never chose to be there, they are privy to some remarkable personal storytelling.

Created through extensive anonymous interviews with addicts and retold verbatim, 'Meeting at 33', offers a unique opportunity to experience a recovery meeting.

Unveiling a subject that is too frequently taboo through hope and humour, light and shade, we invite you to consider the universal addictive tendencies which live within all of us.

5:30pm to 6:10pm
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)

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)

5:30pm to 6:15pm
From the Cradle to the Grave Falmer Concerts, St. Laurence Church

6 May: Adoration, Love, Loss & Celebration, Lucinda Houghton, Soprano, Sara Gourlay, Mezzo-Soprano, Howard Beach - Piano. Supporting Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity. 12 May: From the Cradle to the Grave 'Belladonna' - Sue Mileham, soprano, Jane Plessner, clarinet and Nicola Grunberg, piano present a journey from innocence to experience in nature in all its forms with music by Mozart, Spohr, Cooke, Bliss, Greaves and McFarren. 19 May: Guitar Duo, Jon Rattenbury and Brian Ashworth.
26 May: 'Unfenced' - Sally Wilson and Sam Brennan, vocals, Liz Woodhouse, vocals and Piano, Jane Peckham, bass and Barney Guy, drums present music from The Great American Songbook.

5:40pm to 6:40pm
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)

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 8:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

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

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

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

6:00pm to 7:20pm
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 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 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
Simon Jablonski: Love Laughing Horse Free Festival

An extremely funny yet entirely unerotic journey that begins in a public toilet.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Morning is Red 368 Theatre Company

2 stars First World War drama Morning is Red holds a lot of promise. For one thing, it's staged in the evocative subterranean setting of the Town Hall's Old Police Cells – which ably represent a spartan, run-down, front-line hospital. And the set-up is poignant: an eager young soldier, wounded on his very first day of battle, shares a ward with a jaded army officer who's seen more than enough of war. Read the full review.

New scripts don't normally count as Sure Choices – but this one feels very safe indeed. Featuring two hospitalised soldiers looking back on World War One, it's the latest script from writer Nigel Fairs, best known for his 5* masterpiece Conversation With An Acid Bath Murderer. Like much of Fairs' recent work at the Fringe, it's performed in the atmospheric Old Police Cells Museum, which is both an evocative venue and a fascinating destination in its own right. Time will tell – but the ingredients are all there for a haunting and memorable hour.

Two soldiers lie wounded in hospital, sharing very different experiences of the trenches. One was shot on the first day of the War, the other on the last. As they become closer, a heart-breaking truth about them both gradually becomes apparent...

'Morning is Red' is an intimate, moving new play from the award-winning writer/director team Nigel Fairs ('In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer', 'My Gay Best Friend', 'The Appeal of Silence') and Louise Jameson ('Doctor Who', 'Eastenders', 'Tenko', 'Bergerac'), presented in the hugely atmospheric cells.

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
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
Robot vs Hurricane: An hour of alternative stand-up from Nicholas Everritt and Pete Nash Difflex

Strap in for a strikingly alternative show from two of the most original acts rising through the UK stand-up scene: 'The Robot' Nicholas Everritt and Pete 'The Hurricane' Nash.

Nick Everritt is a trained improviser and qualified actuary who is taking the stand-up world by storm with his robotic delivery.

High energy crackpot Pete 'The Hurricane' Nash riffs everything from absurd stories to mooning the crowd.

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 7:15pm
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.

6:15pm to 9:30pm
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues Jonathan Powell Piano Music at Saint Michael's

Pianist Jonathan Powell performs the 24 Preludes & Fugues of Dmitri Shostakovich. Composed in the early 1950s in Moscow, the set comprises of a prelude and fugue in all the major and minor keys of the chromatic scale. Taking his inspiration from The Well-Tempered Clavier perhaps, Shostakovich creates radiant new piano sonorities, textures and intricate fugal designs.

Jonathan's muscular and colourful performance during last year's Fringe of Sorabji's mammoth Opus Clavicembalisticum was well received, so this event promises to be equally exciting. Jonathan is a pianist and composer and has made 20 CDs.

6:15pm to 7:10pm
The Last Straw People Show

An anonymous man and woman, confined in a space, are trying to pin down the facts. Any facts. Hurried along by a relentless modern world, stricken by disasters, how do we know where to focus? How do we know what’s true?

With the facts lying shredded on the ground, this darkly comic show shines a light on our confusion at jargon and excess in today’s complex world. The Last Straw challenges audiences to consider the absurdity of modern communication and how we can survive together?

People Show is England's longest running and first ever experimental theatre company first formed in 1966.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
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.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
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.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Butt Kapinski Deanna Fleysher

'Butt Kapinski' invites you to co-star in a murder mystery. This fully-immersive ride is riddled with sex, sin and subterfuge. If you hate audience participation, this show is for you. If you love audience participation, this show is for you.

"This is not audience participation, this is immersive comedy like you have never experienced. And we love it” (Scotsman)

"Fleysher’s performance is like no other: hilarious, yes, but she also manages to make everybody present want to be her best friend in this unique form of immersive theatre." (EdFest Magazine)

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
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 8:00pm
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 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 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 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 8:00pm
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 8:30pm
An Dhá: Folk Traditions Old & New An Dhá

Folk tunes and stories inspired by the Scottish, Irish and English folk music traditions come alive with the immaculate fiddle and cello mastery of An Dhá. Their performances are "lively, fun and entertaining to all" with "gorgeous" airs and "upbeat" reels infused with "jazz-inspired flair" (Brighton Source and Afterdark Magazine, 2017).

As recent winners of the prestigious Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Competition, An Dhá will take you on a journey exploring age-old traditions, original compositions and the stories behind them.

"A Stunning Duo" (BBC Radio Scotland)

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 8:45pm
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!

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

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

“A night full of fun and side-splitting laughter. I didn’t want it to end” (The Latest)

“THE place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy” (The Independent)

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Have You Got a Stamp? From Me to You

Rarely do we get a chance to change someone else's life, be it for a moment or forever. This funny, touching story, narrated in person and film, tells how letters sent to an ill friend changed the lives of both the writer and the recipient. The pair now change the lives of strangers, often just for a moment, through the power of letters. This story will inspire you to do the same and cleverly shows you how to do it. Expect to laugh out loud, and shed a tear.

7:00pm to 8:20pm
Always, With a Love That's True Wired Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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.

7:15pm to 11:45pm
Mister Frank's Cotton Club Mister Frank's

The famous Mister Frank presents a debauched prohibition themed night of live music, immersive theatre, Charleston lessons, dancing and plenty of drinking!

Meet at the Warren Box Office for your passage to the most talked about secret location at Brighton Fringe. Be sure to look the part for this amazing 1920s themed evening.

[N.B. Bus to secret location will leave promptly.]

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Love Songs Trip Hazards

Loves Songs is a little one-woman-show that explores the personal and political puzzles of our love lives through the autobiographical poems of a hopeless romantic - with some rap, spoken-word, comedy, and killer dance moves thrown in for good measure.

Enlisting the help of everyone from the audience to Elvis, Queen B to Bublé, and Macy Gray to Marvin Gaye; Love Songs hopes to be something that’s surprisingly relatable but just a little bit different.

Why? Because ultimately, this is the story about him. This is the story about the one.

This project is supported by a Go Think Big Brighton Fringe bursary.

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
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 8:45pm
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 8:15pm
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
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 8:30pm
Morning is Red 368 Theatre Company

2 stars First World War drama Morning is Red holds a lot of promise. For one thing, it's staged in the evocative subterranean setting of the Town Hall's Old Police Cells – which ably represent a spartan, run-down, front-line hospital. And the set-up is poignant: an eager young soldier, wounded on his very first day of battle, shares a ward with a jaded army officer who's seen more than enough of war. Read the full review.

New scripts don't normally count as Sure Choices – but this one feels very safe indeed. Featuring two hospitalised soldiers looking back on World War One, it's the latest script from writer Nigel Fairs, best known for his 5* masterpiece Conversation With An Acid Bath Murderer. Like much of Fairs' recent work at the Fringe, it's performed in the atmospheric Old Police Cells Museum, which is both an evocative venue and a fascinating destination in its own right. Time will tell – but the ingredients are all there for a haunting and memorable hour.

Two soldiers lie wounded in hospital, sharing very different experiences of the trenches. One was shot on the first day of the War, the other on the last. As they become closer, a heart-breaking truth about them both gradually becomes apparent...

'Morning is Red' is an intimate, moving new play from the award-winning writer/director team Nigel Fairs ('In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer', 'My Gay Best Friend', 'The Appeal of Silence') and Louise Jameson ('Doctor Who', 'Eastenders', 'Tenko', 'Bergerac'), presented in the hugely atmospheric cells.

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
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
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 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 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.

7:45pm 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.

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 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 9:00pm
Aqua Decadance Brighton Swimming Club

Join the synchronised swimmers of Brighton as we celebrate our 10th year performing at Brighton Fringe. With guest swimmers from Horsham and Portsmouth, we will create a visual feast for you with 100 swimmers of all ages taking part.

A celebration of 10 years with 10 decades of music from the 1920s to the current day. A great family-friendly show suitable for everyone.

For our loyal fans who come along to see us every year - we have a new start time of 19:45 as the show is packed full of even more synchro!

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.

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
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
Ben Carter: How to Approach People and Make Friends GOT HAM comedy

Join local comedian Ben Carter on his debut hour, as he desperately attempts to boost his social circle, whether dressed as the lonely front half of a pantomime camel or a lousy flat-earther. Expect music, energy and a whole load of new friends. No mingling whilst I'm performing.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
The Fannytasticals Fannytasticals

Brighton’s sell-out female comedy troupe present their rude and raucous topical humour.

A cabaret style show including songs, skits, sketches and general musings on life, love and the universe from a range of female perspectives.

Their original, bold and powerful material takes audiences on a journey into the wilderness of the female psyche, and leaves them gasping for breath. An evening without inhibition.

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 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
Slipskin Sami Stone

4 stars What exactly does "slipskin" mean? Sami Stone's touching show – part stand-up, part storytelling, part lament for things lost – does advance several suggestions. But the true definition is saved till the very end… a fitting sign-off for a story about words and their meanings, the things we teach our children, and how simple pleasures can often be best. Read the full review.

Sami Stone is a comedian from Earth who shares a love of the planet with wordplay, fairytale imagery and dark wit. Stone re-imagines moments in our lives where there are no words to describe, by borrowing from other cultures and creating new ones.

Swap your broadband for broad beans and reconnect with nature in this "Intelligent yet wonderfully silly" (Montreal Gazette) hour of stand-up. Lose yourself in the long grass of Stone's imagination.

Bring love, bring hope, bring a dictionary.

"Touched with poignancy" (FringeReview)
"A dry kinda Fleabag" (The Stand)
"Darkly Wonderful" (Time Out)

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
Round Georges Jazz Festival The Round Georges Jazz

Every Saturday during the month we will be providing you with incredible, outstanding and inspiring musicians delivering an energetic array of jazz for all ears. With the likes of Terry Pack's Trees, Stevie Watts, The Sussex Jazz Orchestra and more, all for free.

Please check our Facebook page for specific events.

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
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.

8:15pm 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.

8:25pm to 9:25pm
Mr D’s Tales of Myth and Legend The Other Realm Theatre Company

3 stars Mr D doesn't fit my stereotyped idea of a storyteller. For a start, the outfit's all wrong: he comes with bright red shoes, a swirly-patterned shirt, and an equally irreverent attitude to the stories he's going to tell. Together with his right-hand woman, Ebony Nightshade – who should really have equal billing in the title, since she has an equal role in the performance – he tells a quick-fire collection of stories from around the UK and Ireland, in a rough-and-ready but entertaining show. Read the full review.

Come on a journey back in time as Mr D regales you with fabulous tales of ghosts, monsters, the Devil, and more. Storytelling and theatre combine to bring these myths and legends to life in a fast, funny and noisy hour-long show. An array of props and a bit of help from the audience will make this a night to remember!

8:30pm to 9:30pm
JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs thejomarsh

A one-woman cabaret about history's greatest female spies. Brassy, bombastic bombshell blasts brilliant ballads about the wicked women of World Wars One and Two. Soldier boys slain - stabbed by stillettos! Mata Hari rides again! The microphone was hidden in her purse! A celebration of history, subterfuge, and the women who did it. Remember - the most dangerous dagger is covered with blood and perfume.

**** (Broadway Baby)
**** (ThreeWeeks)

8:30pm to 10:30pm
Edana Minghella Quartet presents: From Ella to Elvis Edana Minghella Jazz

Following last year's sell-out performances, vocalist Edana Minghella returns with 'From Ella to Elvis': gorgeous songs of love and longing from jazz standards to contemporary classics. With a voice that has "depth and gravitas that only experience could bring" (London Jazz News), Edana and her incredibly talented band enthral with a night of beautiful song that will surprise and move you. With Mark Edwards (piano), Pete Maxfield (bass) and Lee Goodall (saxophone).

“An extraordinary artist with a beautiful and distinctive voice” (Devizes Arts)

“Flawless, stylish and captivating” (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 9:30pm
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 10:00pm
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 10:30pm
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 9:30pm
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 9:50pm
An Intimate Piano Recital Song Maker

In an intimate piano recital Jean Angliviel returns to Brighton Fringe to celebrate the centenary of Claude Debussy. Playing the Preludes Book 2, plus works by Schumann and Chopin.

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.

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
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)

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Barbecue: The Musical Daniel Searle and Heather Minor

Britain is on the brink of nuclear war - how would you spend what might be your last afternoon on Earth?

Somewhere in middle-class suburbia, a small group has decided to press on with their plans of a traditional British barbecue in the back garden.

Featuring original songs, including one sung by a man dressed as a wasp, 'Barbecue: The Musical' follows the group as they repeatedly fail to light the barbecue, then subsequently burn some sausages while trying to stop Graham the next-door neighbour from inviting himself over. What better way to spend your last hours?

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 10:00pm
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 10:55pm
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 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 11:00pm
Paul Zenon's Hellfire Club with the Urban Voodoo Machine Stranger Media

Step right down for a debauched carnie cabaret within tent, hosted by magic roustabout and snake-oil peddler Paul Zenon, TV trickster and longtime ‘La Clique’ ringmaster. Featuring bourbon-soaked gypsy bop n stroll legends 'The Urban Voodoo Machine Marching Band', together with a rogues gallery of special guests.

Adults only. Dress hellishly. No riff-raff.

"A contemporary master of his art" (The Times)

"Swarthy and charismatic... and funny as hell" (The Guardian)

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 11:00pm
Glen Richardson: The Human Jukebox The Rialto Theatre

Back by popular demand! Call out your favourite tunes and the unmissable Human Jukebox will sing and play them. Glen will be performing every Saturday night throughout the Fringe, in the Rialto’s intimate art deco bar. Free entry!

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.

9:30pm 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
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
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
Kerplunk! Clutching at straws and trying to keep hold of their marbles

Two of Brighton's well established talents question their life choices in a must see show. "Effortlessly amusing and highly watchable" Josh Dillon teams up with cheeky Northerner Julie Jepson, 2017 Brighton Fringe Comedy Award nominee.

Housed at Brighton Fringe 2017s winner of 'Best Venue' in a prime-time Saturday night spot. Not to be missed.

"Intelligent stand-up that is instantly engaging. Truly fabulous." (BBC)
"Exceptional, five stars." (Latest Magazine)

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 10:30pm
Life is a Caba-Rach Rachel Sambrooks

Feel-good stand-up show on how to love life even when it’s rubbish. From Rachel Sambrooks, writer/performer finalist Sitcom Trials 2016, semi-finalist Old Comedian of the Year 2016/2017, finalist Birmingham New Act competition, finalist Laughing Horse Big New Act competition, comedy writer with credits on BBC’s 'Newsjack' and 'World Cup Tapes'.

“Warm, earthy and innovative” (We Are Most Amused, Northampton)
“Brilliant” (BBC Radio 5 Live)

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
Witt 'n Camp: SWAG Witt 'n Camp

Following their hit, sell-out shows in Brighton and Soho, this outrageous double-act present 'SWAG' - an hour of musical comedy, character stand-up and burlesque. Don’t miss this unforgettable, award nominated duo. They're "the dog's f***ing b***ocks" (Mike Bradwell, The Bush Theatre).

“Witt ’n Camp are genius!” (Geraldine James, OBE)
“Hilarious! Sparklingly original” (Jennie Buckman, BBC, The National)
“Fantastically funny. My ribs are aching with laughter” (@SharonFJones)
“Just saw Witt ’n Camp and it was mind-blowing good. See it INSTANTLY” (@axiscarthage)

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

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 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
Robin Morgan: Honeymoon So Comedy by arrangement with Troika

The second hour show from Robin Morgan, writer for 'Have I Got News For You', 'The News Quiz' and 'The Now Show', warm-up for 'The Graham Norton Show' and tour support for Ellie Taylor.

“A phenomenal comic” (Broadway Baby)
“Intelligent and hilarious. I highly recommend” (Joe Lycett)

**** (The Sunday Times)
**** (Broadway Baby)

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 11:30pm
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.

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 12:30am
Krater Comedy Club Komedia Ltd

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

“A night full of fun and side-splitting laughter. I didn’t want it to end” (The Latest)

“THE place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy” (The Independent)

11:00pm to 2:00am
Crap Music Rave Party Tomas Ford

Grab a bunch of mates and hit the dance floor with Australian party machine Tomas Ford for Brighton Fringe's most ridiculous party. Start thinking of those crap music requests now.
Tomas Ford knows his crap. In fact, he makes a living out of it.

Born and bred in Perth, Australia's self-described 'King of Alt-Cabaret' (i.e. someone who does weird things on stage for money) last brought the show here to the Brighton Fringe in 2015, a DJ set in which he plays some of the most "brilliantly awful music" known to man.

11:15pm to 12:15am
Fabulon Winter Theatre Company

Gaulier trained duo Hanna Winter and Julia Masli present a ridiculous world of 'Fabulon' where they are the confused inhabitants. Combining physical comedy, visual imagery and clown, they invite you to experience this world as they discover it with childlike wonder.

'Fabulon' is making its UK debut after a month-long run at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia.

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)

11:30pm 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)

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.