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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 11:00am
Day of Dance @ Brighton Spiegeltent Ensemble Dance Co with Brighton Spiegeltent

Ensemble Dance Co, topped off by Sarah Blanc.

See websites for full details:
10:00 Dance masterclasses.
13:00 Still in the City: unique dance experience for 0-4 yrs.
16:00 Youth and kids hip hop showcase and battle.
19:00 Flying Solo: 3 solos on power and independence.
21:00 History of Ireland: dance comedy.

Ensemble is an international collection of artists from dance, light and sound. Our mission is to amplify intimacy and grace in public space and encourage audiences from passive receivers to active experiencers.

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

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

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

- Vegetarian Brighton Tour
- Great Sussex/British Food Tour

11:00am to 12:00pm
Day of Dance @ Brighton Spiegeltent Ensemble Dance Co with Brighton Spiegeltent

Ensemble Dance Co, topped off by Sarah Blanc.

See websites for full details:
10:00 Dance masterclasses.
13:00 Still in the City: unique dance experience for 0-4 yrs.
16:00 Youth and kids hip hop showcase and battle.
19:00 Flying Solo: 3 solos on power and independence.
21:00 History of Ireland: dance comedy.

Ensemble is an international collection of artists from dance, light and sound. Our mission is to amplify intimacy and grace in public space and encourage audiences from passive receivers to active experiencers.

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Day of Dance @ Brighton Spiegeltent Ensemble Dance Co with Brighton Spiegeltent

Ensemble Dance Co, topped off by Sarah Blanc.

See websites for full details:
10:00 Dance masterclasses.
13:00 Still in the City: unique dance experience for 0-4 yrs.
16:00 Youth and kids hip hop showcase and battle.
19:00 Flying Solo: 3 solos on power and independence.
21:00 History of Ireland: dance comedy.

Ensemble is an international collection of artists from dance, light and sound. Our mission is to amplify intimacy and grace in public space and encourage audiences from passive receivers to active experiencers.

12:00pm to 12:40pm
Into the Hole Things Fall Art

In this performance installation inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, visitors are immersed in a satirical world of abusive borders, power and greed. Designed and devised by three emerging practitioners from the MFA Scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, this multimedia event combines diapers, slang and tiaras.

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

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

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

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Day of Dance @ Brighton Spiegeltent Ensemble Dance Co with Brighton Spiegeltent

Ensemble Dance Co, topped off by Sarah Blanc.

See websites for full details:
10:00 Dance masterclasses.
13:00 Still in the City: unique dance experience for 0-4 yrs.
16:00 Youth and kids hip hop showcase and battle.
19:00 Flying Solo: 3 solos on power and independence.
21:00 History of Ireland: dance comedy.

Ensemble is an international collection of artists from dance, light and sound. Our mission is to amplify intimacy and grace in public space and encourage audiences from passive receivers to active experiencers.

1:00pm to 1:40pm
Into the Hole Things Fall Art

In this performance installation inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, visitors are immersed in a satirical world of abusive borders, power and greed. Designed and devised by three emerging practitioners from the MFA Scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, this multimedia event combines diapers, slang and tiaras.

2:15pm to 3:15pm
Canvas & Rum NorthSouthTheatre

Inspired by real events and set during the 1800s, 'Canvas & Rum' is a maritime theatre piece sailing between the South Sea whalers and the historical Falmouth packet ships. Influenced by tales such as ‘Moby Dick’ and old ships' logs, we sail amongst maritime historical figures and events. Throughout the voyage you will encounter seductive sirens, drunken sailors, ladies of Rio, seasick sailors and shanties for all to join in. Do you have the stomach to join us on our voyage?

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

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

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

- Vegetarian Brighton Tour
- Great Sussex/British Food Tour

3:35pm to 4:35pm
Nobody Likes You When You're 33 (No) Money in the Bank

Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh don’t know what to do now their 20s are over. They’re getting old, damn it. But they’re not going to worry about it, not now, because one thing keeps this duo young. The angst-ridden world of pop-punk.

'Nobody Likes You When You’re 33' is a show that takes their favourite music, and distorts it through a new lens, focusing on all the small things, to how these two can be their own worst enemy, to the misery business that is ageing.

You better make damn sure you join Thom and Andrew on this bizarre musical voyage.

4:00pm to 6:30pm
Day of Dance @ Brighton Spiegeltent Ensemble Dance Co with Brighton Spiegeltent

Ensemble Dance Co, topped off by Sarah Blanc.

See websites for full details:
10:00 Dance masterclasses.
13:00 Still in the City: unique dance experience for 0-4 yrs.
16:00 Youth and kids hip hop showcase and battle.
19:00 Flying Solo: 3 solos on power and independence.
21:00 History of Ireland: dance comedy.

Ensemble is an international collection of artists from dance, light and sound. Our mission is to amplify intimacy and grace in public space and encourage audiences from passive receivers to active experiencers.

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

Exclusive after-hours tour, on offer as part of Brighton Fringe in May. A unique opportunity to go off the public route to learn about the past entertainment and the remarkable history of the world's oldest operating aquarium. Illustrated talk, followed by a tour of the Grade II listed building, going behind the impressive Gothic-style Victorian arcade. There are limited spaces and tickets include entry to Sea Life Centre. There are stairs and dark areas.

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

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

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

5:00pm to 5:40pm
Into the Hole Things Fall Art

In this performance installation inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, visitors are immersed in a satirical world of abusive borders, power and greed. Designed and devised by three emerging practitioners from the MFA Scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, this multimedia event combines diapers, slang and tiaras.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Taboo Theaterkollektiv Iriden

A fictitious talk show with a live audience, featuring a guest from the afterlife. Impossible? Maybe exactly as impossible as the image of the ideal woman, a topic that the play seeks to address.

The highlight of the evening: Käthe Petersen, a seemingly selfless social worker who was active between the years 1932 and 1966 in Germany. Behind the facade of medals lies a bottomless pit.

Against the backdrop of the historical figure of Käthe Petersen, concepts such as sexual self-determination and the ideal woman are put up for discussion.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
FREAK Ratchet Theatre Company Ltd

'FREAK' tells the often painfully frank stories of Leah and Georgie, as they come to terms with their sex lives. Georgie is 30 and in a downwards spiral, having just quit her job, broken up with her long-term boyfriend and taken a job at a strip club. Leah is 15 and is nervously anticipating her “first time”, and spends her time practicing different sexual positions on the double bed which the two share.

As these two deeply personal and, at times, very bittersweet monologues finally interlock, the play finds a natural finale, though it’s not one that either would have anticipated...

5:10pm to 6:10pm
Wolf Tamer Savage Heart Productions

Rachel has lost her hero. Her uncle Neil has died unexpectedly. To make sense of her loss, she revisits the stories Neil told her as a child, of his adventures around the world. An autobiographical, often humorous, exploration of grief and the power of storytelling, 'Wolf Tamer' sheds new light on the darkest times in our lives and is a story of courage and survival.

"One of the most powerful, moving productions I have seen this year" (Jon Lewis, Newbury Weekly News)

"A very moving account of a dark experience interlaced with innocent joy and humour" (Audience feedback)

5:30pm to 6:30pm
A Self Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn Jess Green

When BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university she doubled the number of members who met weekly in the Liverpool Philharmonic pub. Since then she's stuck by them through the downfall of Tony Blair, the disappointment of Gordon Brown and the monolith of Ed Miliband. After a decade of keeping her membership card hidden, she's fallen head over heels in love with Jeremy Corbyn and his raw socialist magnetism. If only everyone else agreed. Jess Green's new, rousing, lyrical and humorous show follows the success of her first 5 star show, Burning Books.

6:00pm to 6:40pm
Into the Hole Things Fall Art

In this performance installation inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, visitors are immersed in a satirical world of abusive borders, power and greed. Designed and devised by three emerging practitioners from the MFA Scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, this multimedia event combines diapers, slang and tiaras.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Alex Kealy: Forge Alex Kealy

After last year's "storming show" (The Sunday Times), political comedian and "rising star of the British stand-up scene" (The List) Alex Kealy presents a new hour of comedy about changing your mind. At least, that's what he thinks when writing this in December.

“This is clever comedy... you come out feeling like you’ve done yourself some internal damage from laughing so much.” **** (Short Com)
“Hilarious... fresh, insightful, and original... a great hour of cerebral stand-up” **** (Fringe Guru)
“This is intelligent, informative, funny stuff from an important voice” (ThreeWeeks)

6:00pm to 6:50pm
IT'S PATRICIA, DARLING! Patricia Hartshorne

She's out - all guns blazing! Patricia is throwing off the shackles of a false identity, finally claiming what is rightly hers. No more the 'P' word. For too long she's been living a lie. But is this inflexible world ready for her?

After years of submission to the role that society has imposed upon her, join Patricia in her struggle to become the person she was born to be... After years of deprivation, help her find her real self and cheer her on in this bid for freedom... Comedy Award Winner ***** (Buxton Fringe).

6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cyborg Life Drawing: Carnivale de Robotique Malice In Wasteland: Cyborg Life Drawing

Roll up, roll up! Come and feast your eyes upon our collection of curious characters at the ‘Carnivale de Robotique.’ This will be a celebration of Steampunk and the sensational, and an evening of performance, puppetry and a life drawing experience like no other!

Meet the wonderful phantasmagoria of fantastical characters, including an incredible fortune telling automaton, a tattooed mermaid, the formidable strongman, the calamitous clown and the fabulous flea circus performing death defying leaps!

Please bring your own art materials. Flea Circus 13th, Nautilus 20th.

6:15pm to 7:00pm
Oleg Olenchenko Packs Up His Things Slipshod Theatre

In 2014, Eastern Ukraine sits on a knife edge. A troubled university student is forcibly evicted from his home by a soldier claiming to be defending him from fascists. They say all is fair in love and war, but who gets to decide what's fair anymore?

This brand new original and insightful devised piece tackles one of the most emotive and politically-sensitive issues in the world today. Uniquely based on truths and stories directly from the mouths of the people who spend their everyday lives in this complicated corner of the world.

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Andy Field's Funeral CKP and InterTalent Group Present

“Completely brilliant” ***** (Voice Mag)

“For an hour of hilarious escapism, look no further” **** (Edinburgh Festivals)

“Stellar puns, great one liners” **** (Fest Mag)

“A great show for an escape to the surreal, and laughing without always knowing or caring quite why” **** (The Skinny)

Creator and star of The Andy Field Experience podcast for BBC Radio 1

Chortle Student Comedy Award Winner
BBC New Comedy Award Finalist
Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of The Year Finalist

As seen/heard on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4, Comedy Central and ITV2

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Coming Home with Me Girl Code Theatre

A night exploring the grimy underbelly of a girls’ night out. The perils of creepy dudes, lad culture, and general unwanted attention face almost every girl when partying, so why aren’t we talking about it?

Using verbatim testimony and drawing from real news stories, we explore how this affects us all. The subject matter is dark and deeply human, but is tackled in an entertaining and hopeful way, making this a performance everyone will enjoy.

Expect stupid dancing and patriarchy-dismantling from Brighton-based theatre company, Girl Code.

Winner of the Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Award.

6:30pm to 8:10pm
Those Magnificent Men The Foundry Group

I saw a production of this witty script way back in 2011, and can attest to its flurry of sneaky one-liners and isolated moments of outright silliness. But the story it's telling is a thoughtful one: tackling professionalism and friendship, competition and goodwill, celebrity and reality – and the liberties writers sometimes take when they appropriate another person’s life story and good name. This Fringe-scale production features the playwright, and the reports I've heard suggest it's filled with lo-fi charm.

100 years ago, British aviation heroes Alcock and Brown flew non-stop over the Atlantic into history. Their amazing story, told in Mitchell and Nixon's hit comedy, comes to the Fringe in this much-loved production by Argus Angel winners The Foundry Group. Starring David Mounfield ('Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show' - Radio 4) and Brian Mitchell (The Ornate Johnsons, BBC Radio 4) who endeavour to tell the epic tale with just cardboard, two stools and some left-over props .

"Wonderfully entertaining - the makings of a West End hit." (The Times)
"Spiffing perfection" (The Telegraph)

6:30pm to 9:30pm
A Silver Jewellery Workshop Silver & Sage

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

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

6:35pm to 7:30pm
Stealth Aspies Stealth Aspies

An intimate and enlightening show exploring autism in a light-hearted and truthful way, combining verbatim testimonies with original poetry. Share a glimpse of real autistic subculture, starkly contrasting its media representation, presented through the lens of adults who live the autism experience everyday.

"The sense of community in the room is unmistakable – slang and inside jokes explode in a collective glee, and empathy buzzes in the air. Here no one need be anything other than themselves" **** (A Younger Theatre)

6:45pm to 8:15pm
Marvellous Myths and Hopeful Heroes Varndean Studio Theatre Company

An evening filled with stories, duets and short plays, reworked and retold to delight, surprise and entertain.

Inspired by creation, heroic myths and urban tales. Performed by BTEC Performing Arts Students from Varndean College.

This is Varndean Studio Theatre Company's 13th year at Brighton Fringe.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Heidi Regan: On Time (Work in Progress) Heidi Regan

Heidi Regan, winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2017 and So You Think You're Funny 2016, presents a work in progress of her new show. After tackling international trade deals and life via the medium of shark films in 2018, this year she has simplified to looking at time travel.

Tired of immature stand up like ‘Your Mama’ jokes? Come see some more existential pondering on the nature of time and human existence, like ‘Why has Heidi put on a bit of weight recently? Because every time I have sex with one of your great-great-grandparents and inadvertently become your ancestor, they give me a cookie.’

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

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

7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Untimely Death Of Jack Chooselove Peyvand Khorsandi

Journalist Peyvand Khorsandi never intended to become an obituaries editor at The Independent, nor did he intend to work for the Daily Mail. In his first full length stand-up show, the journalist looks at how he got to middle age packed only with immense experience of online dating.

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Day of Dance @ Brighton Spiegeltent Ensemble Dance Co with Brighton Spiegeltent

Ensemble Dance Co, topped off by Sarah Blanc.

See websites for full details:
10:00 Dance masterclasses.
13:00 Still in the City: unique dance experience for 0-4 yrs.
16:00 Youth and kids hip hop showcase and battle.
19:00 Flying Solo: 3 solos on power and independence.
21:00 History of Ireland: dance comedy.

Ensemble is an international collection of artists from dance, light and sound. Our mission is to amplify intimacy and grace in public space and encourage audiences from passive receivers to active experiencers.

7:00pm to 7:40pm
Into the Hole Things Fall Art

In this performance installation inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, visitors are immersed in a satirical world of abusive borders, power and greed. Designed and devised by three emerging practitioners from the MFA Scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, this multimedia event combines diapers, slang and tiaras.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger Out Cast Theatre

The filthiest love story on the Fringe: Butt Boy and Tigger meet in a chatroom late one night.

From the wicked pen of Australian playwright Steven Dawson comes an outrageous but ultimately moving roller-coaster ride through the world of on-line chatting. Two boys leap from one orgasmic, underpants-bursting adventure to the next! Until one asks the unthinkable: “Can we meet?”

Polished, funny and moving.

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Cock Cock... Who's There? Samira Elagoz

'Cock Cock... Who's There?' is not your average show about rape, female bodies, online dating, feminism, the male gaze or whatever other ‘issue’ stickers are freely available to be pasted onto it. Samira Elagoz takes us along on her personal research project across three continents. From online platforms, like Tinder and Chatroulette, to close encounters, she showcases gender relations in their brutal and wonderful ambivalence, and takes the audience on her journey of regaining power and attempts to relate to men.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Sezar Alkassab: Work in Progress Sezar Alkassab

As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra, Scottish stand-up comedian Sezar Alkassab brings his new work in progress show to Brighton Fringe. His comedy style brings audiences together through his unique perspective, silly stories, friendly audience engagement and laughter.

"Confident... can deliver a wide range of comedy... can adapt his set to meet the needs of his audience" (The Comedy App)
"Great material... strangely refreshing... funny" (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club, Birmingham)
"He is a talented and exciting artist to program" (Festival Angaelica)

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Thanyia Moore: Bully (Work in Progress) Hannah Layton Management

Was Thanyia Moore bullied? Or was she the bully? Join the Funny Women Award Winner 2018 as she seeks to find the answer in this hilarious account of her childhood.

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Jessica Fostekew: Power Bungalow (Work in Progress) Jessica Fostekew

Power Bungalow is a new show all about strength. Great big, sexy, powerful, sometimes embarrassing, hench-ass strength. Jess is regular co-host of mega-podcast (50+ million downloads) 'The Guilty Feminist', creator and host of 'The Hoovering' podcast and as seen in the award-winning BBC sitcom 'Motherland'. Jess will be in the next series of Cuckoo on BBC/ Netflix and in two forthcoming feature films: 'Greed' from Michael Winterbottom and 'Official Secrets' from Gavin Hood. "Wears her smarts on her sleeve, great stuff" (The Guardian). Work in progress.

7:25pm to 9:15pm
Virginia Woolf's Orlando adapted by Sarah Ruhl Marvellous Machine Theatre Company

“I’m sick to death of this particular self. I want another.”

Orlando: poet, lover, adventurer. After an encounter with a traveller woman, Orlando is transformed forever. With live music, comedy and movement, join us in a joyful queer romp through history as we travel from the court of Queen Elizabeth I to 20th Century London, via Constantinople and the high seas.

“A masterful adaptation... a splendid piece of theatre” (Daily Info)

"Witty, inspiring, moving, musically smashing. I'm uplifted by the whole experience - buzzing in fact!" (audience)

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Krent Tablowski: I Can Make You Make Yourself Better at Public Speaking in Front of People Krentertainment Entertainment Inc.

Influencer. Sociologist. Inventor. Life coach. Twitter. Nike athlete. Facebook. CEO. PROUD American. Most importantly? I'm the guy who's gonna change it all for you. Everything. All of it. My name is Krent Tablowski. The Tabby Cat. And you best believe kitty's got claws. You're welcome. #GetKrent #ICMYMYBAPSIFOP

As seen on TED Talks.

7:45pm to 8:45pm
Split.5 James Bloor

Hello! / This is a one-person show \ In it are pairs of characters speaking to each other / You have to piece together their interactions because I can only do one at a time \ Thanks! / Profit from ticket sales going to the incredible CLIC Sargent \ Thank you!

7:45pm to 9:45pm
Return to the Forbidden Planet Brighton Little Theatre

Join Captain Tempest and his fearless crew on their journey into hyperspace... and beyond! This musical bursts with red hot Rock 'n' Roll hits, including 'Great Balls of Fire', 'Good Vibrations', 'Teenager in Love', 'The Young Ones' and 'The Monster Mash'.

So fasten your seat belts, set your ray guns to stun and get ready for a cosmic adventure of meteoric proportions! Bob Carlton’s smash hit West End musical takes the 1956 film, with plot taken from Shakespeare’s 'The Tempest', raids the Bard’s other plays at will (and not always verbatim) and sets it to a score of great pop hits.

7:50pm to 8:45pm
The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors and Me Hopwood DePree

In a fish-out-of-water comedy of errors, Hopwood DePree tells the true story of how he gave up Tinseltown to save his 600-year-old British ancestral pile. Expect family history, culture clashes, community spirit and plenty of calamities in an uplifting multi-media stand-up show.

While researching his ancestry online, Hopwood stumbles upon Hopwood Hall. Built by his ancestors in 1426, the 60-room mansion is now falling down. Swapping sunny LA for rainy Rochdale, Hopwood meets the locals. At last they’ve found an heir to save the Hall! But he’s not quite the heir they had in mind...

8:00pm to 8:45pm
The Luncheon The[a] Company

A two-hander encompassing a series of devised, scripted and improvised sketches that take place over a lunch. This bizarre and quixotic piece is an ever-changing play that continues to grow.

A conversation during a meal’s whole ceremony. Just one meal. And in that meal all their previous conversations. Like a cinematic track-shot, a sequence of events is shown but not necessarily adopting a linear order or using the space unidirectional. ‘The Luncheon’ aims to explore the scent of the simple and the ordinary to show it in a unique dynamic abstract way.

Every audience gets a new experience.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
U ARE WHAT U WEAR: The Fashionista Show Kate Bell

See the hit Nafflix TV show LIVE on stage! Host and fashion devotee Kate Bell introduces us to her guests.... meet designers of haute couture, fashion whores, shallow bitches and many more chaotic characters (all played by Kate) in this anarchic send-up of the fashion industry. Think retro Clothes Show, a bit of This Morning, Loose Women and The One Show thrown in with a tote bag stuffed with QVC. Kate will show you all the best bits (and definitely all the worst bits) from the things she loves about the fashion world and the characters that live and breathe it.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Magwitch RGR Productions

"I've been done everything to, pretty much, except hanged. I've been locked up as much as gold bullion."

Abel Magwitch is a convict and millionaire from Britain's penal colonies in Australia. He's returned to England with a wallet full of money and some scores to settle. Charles Dickens' villain from 'Great Expectations' comes to The Crown pub in Kemptown.

A new show from a multi-award winning team, featuring Ross Gurney-Randall (previous shows include 'Big Daddy v Giant Haystacks', 'An Audience with Henry VIII').

8:00pm to 8:55pm
Sary Different Theatre / Sweet Productions

5 stars A toe-tapping track is playing as we take our seats for Sary: a folkish tune, set to a modern beat. It’s a fitting accompaniment for this stunning two-hander, which is faithful to its nineteenth-century setting yet tells its story in a distinctly contemporary style. It begins with a woman planning her own funeral - though it’s not a Christian burial she seems to have in mind. As the eponymous Sary speaks of her longing to return to the earth, we begin to understand her: she’s at home in nature, comfortable in solitude… and the people in the village think that she’s a witch. Read the full review.

A feminist-folk-horror based on the 19th century Sussex tale of 'Ol’ Sary Weaver'.

"They call me witch. A teeth-gnasher. A shape-shifter. When a man says a woman turns into a hare, it means she were too quick for him!"

Written by Sam Chittenden, this piece of English Eerie explores themes of female sexuality, ageing and loss as kinds of alchemy.

“Different Theatre Productions spell magical storytelling and a poetic serenity in the face of the dark... such gentleness of spirit, and a tender regard for difference and solitude. It’s another gem.” (Fringe Review).

8:00pm to 8:40pm
Into the Hole Things Fall Art

In this performance installation inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, visitors are immersed in a satirical world of abusive borders, power and greed. Designed and devised by three emerging practitioners from the MFA Scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, this multimedia event combines diapers, slang and tiaras.

8:15pm to 9:15pm
Adele Cliff: Work in Progress Adele Cliff

A brand new hour of comedy from hilarious stand-up Adele Cliff. Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2018, 2017 and 2016.

"No doubt, she's a nifty writer" (Chortle).
“It’s rare to see a female comedian who specialises in one-liners and Adele does this with great accomplishment. The skill of joke writing coupled with her likeable stage persona, mean that Adele is a very promising comic talent. Her material is consistently intelligent, witty and, most importantly, very funny.” (Lynne Parker, Founder of 'Funny Women')

8:20pm to 9:20pm
I, Tom Mayhew (Work in Progress) Tom Mayhew

Tom was unemployed for three years from the age of 18. This is a story of rejections, the Jobcentre, being working-class, and fighting for your place in the world. With lots of jokes.

"It's a fascinating brain he's got in there, with as much of this distinctive hour spent trying to solve the riddle of Mayhew as it is him making you laugh." (Chortle).

"Mayhew’s charmingly awkward persona hides a fantastic alternative comic mind. His jokes are sharp, never predictable and consistently land." (Broadway Baby).

"His content is from the heart; spellbinding, raw and telling.” (Kate Copstick).

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
The Joni Mitchell & James Taylor Story Night Owl Shows

Following two consecutive years of sell-outs and critical acclaim at Edinburgh Fringe, 'The Joni Mitchell and James Taylor Story' premieres at Brighton Fringe 2019 to take you on a journey through the interwoven lives of these two legends.

Presented in The Night Owl Shows signature show-umentry format that offers a fascinating insight into the music.

Featuring hits such as 'Both Sides Now', 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'Case Of You', 'You’ve Got a Friend', 'Fire and Rain' and 'Sweet Baby James'.

“Crystal Clarity” **** (Broadway Baby)
“Immaculate” **** (ThreeWeeks)

8:30pm to 9:15pm
Kitchen Sink Half Full Glass

London, 1984. Sitting in the filthy rundown kitchen of her shared house, Carly is contemplating her feelings towards the baby growing inside her. Carly's housemates visit the kitchen to smoke, drink seemingly endless cups of tea and let off steam. Each encounter further fuels the tempest of emotions raging in Carly's heart.

8:30pm to 9:40pm
The Death of Ivan Ilyich Unmasked Theatre

Ivan Ilych doesn’t give dying a passing thought. He's had a nice life. But one day, death announces itself to him and, to his huge surprise, he is brought face to face with his own mortality. An exploration of the life unlived, Unmasked Theatre presents a modern, highly physical adaptation of Tolstoy’s lesser known masterpiece.

After 2 previous successful years ('Antony and Cleopatra': Best of Brighton Fringe Award, IYAF 2018; 'The Writers’ Bloc': Nominated for Best New Play, 2017) Unmasked Theatre returns with haunting live sound and sharp prose.

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Cressida Wetton: Crewless, a Work in Progress Cressida Wetton

Cress wouldn’t wish her rented bedsit on anyone, narrowboats always looked so romantic and she’s ready for an off-grid adventure!

Join her as she develops a stand-up comedy show about turning a narrowboat into a home, adapting to a new rustic way of life and still making it into the office every morning!

"Captivating presence, great response" (The Stand)
"Cressida Wetton is original, charming and very funny! (Dave Thompson)
Funny Women New Act Competition 2018 Regional Finalist
BBC New Comedy Award 2017 Heat runner up
So You Think You’re Funny 2015 Semi finalist

8:45pm to 10:15pm
The Cheeky Chappie JW Productions

Jamie Kenna stars as Max Miller in this critically-acclaimed production about Brighton's best-loved comedian. This funny and moving play explores the life of a man who made millions laugh during the golden days of variety.

"This is a gem of a play" (The Stage)

"I’d give my last farthing to see this again. This is a very fine production that has made members of the Max Miller Appreciation Society proud. It is staged lovingly and respectfully with a script that shows the light and dark side of this comedy legend. It’s highly recommended!" (Fringe Review)

9:00pm to 10:00pm
History Of Ireland Moxie Brawl/Sarah Blanc

History of Ireland is a brand new show from five women (and a sack of potatoes), which re-writes the History of Ireland from a female perspective, using theatre, comedy and dance.

Award winning Moxie Brawl welcome you to the final of the annual Irish beauty pageant ‘The Rose Of Tralee’ where the contestants treat you to a taste of Ireland.

Highlighting Irish women’s achievements often forgotten in history books, such as their role during the Civil War, winning the right to vote, to the struggles Irish women faced in the laundries and repealing the eighth. A hilarious show, full of heart.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Michael Fabbri: Rebooted Michael Fabbri

This Brighton local gigs across the UK and all over the world, but can't resist the yearly pull of performing a new show just a gentle stroll from his front door.

“Exceptionally funny, extremely sharp, hugely enjoyable” (The Scotsman).
“Startlingly insightful” (The Guardian).

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Day of Dance @ Brighton Spiegeltent Ensemble Dance Co with Brighton Spiegeltent

Ensemble Dance Co, topped off by Sarah Blanc.

See websites for full details:
10:00 Dance masterclasses.
13:00 Still in the City: unique dance experience for 0-4 yrs.
16:00 Youth and kids hip hop showcase and battle.
19:00 Flying Solo: 3 solos on power and independence.
21:00 History of Ireland: dance comedy.

Ensemble is an international collection of artists from dance, light and sound. Our mission is to amplify intimacy and grace in public space and encourage audiences from passive receivers to active experiencers.

9:00pm to 9:40pm
Into the Hole Things Fall Art

In this performance installation inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, visitors are immersed in a satirical world of abusive borders, power and greed. Designed and devised by three emerging practitioners from the MFA Scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, this multimedia event combines diapers, slang and tiaras.

9:15pm to 10:15pm
Andrew Steiner: Life is Weird The Caxton Arms

Andrew Steiner has French-kissed trees, studied under a Zen Master in Japan and trained kick-boxing in Thailand. With a heady mixture of precision jokes, juicy details and improvised lyrical prose he makes audiences feel like they're tripping right along with him. Also, he's a Jew from New York; the title is accurate.

9:15pm to 11:15pm
The Scrapyard Cinema Otherplace Productions Ltd

An eclectic and exciting array of films playing throughout the festival. Selected and put together by guest curators and collaborators. Shorts, independent features, documentaries, music videos and a sprinkling of old classics. See website for line-ups.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
David Mills: Welcome to the Next Moment David Mills

Politics, celebrity, the media, technology, our 24-hour reality television cartoon dystopia. More hilarious rants and raves from the funniest comic you've never heard of. David Mills returns with another full-frontal comedy tirade taking on the 'moment'. "Darkly funny, bristling with sharp-tongued satire and incisive wit." (Fest Mag), "David Mills is heading for the big time. Most definitely one to watch." (Time Out), "Mills deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Dave Allen. A legend in the making." (Fringe Review)

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors Real Good (content)

Inspired by 'The Play That Goes Wrong' and the podcast 'My Dad Wrote a Porno', 'Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors' is a larger than real-life script written by Annie's ex-boyfriend Zach when he was 15.

Zach has since given up on writing and today is a 30-year-old office worker. In a celebration of forgotten creativity, and a commitment to the impossible, Real Good (content) will stage a fully-realised production of Zach's 'Bad Manors'.

If you've ever created anything (or not), this show is for you.

9:40pm to 10:40pm
Odd Socks Ingrid Dahle

An hour of ‘Odd Socks’ mixed with really funny, award-winning Ingrid stuff. Where do all the odd socks go? Ingrid sometimes lies and says she has a Netflix special, then stops talking to the people she said that to.

Sounds like your kinda thing?
Of course it does!
Cause baby you’re a firework (in progress)
Come on show ’em what you're worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y.

(No serious issues dealt with. Totes hilare.)

"You’re the best!" (Benedict Dahle)
“Fast rising comedian” (Sunday Times)
“Bags of energy” (The List)

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Shit-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth 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 rather the worse for wear. The ensuing scene-stealing antics are played for all the comedy they’re worth by the sober members of the crew. I confess, when I saw it a while back, I’d fully expected to disapprove of all this – but I found myself as helpless with laughter as I’ve been for many years.

Is this a lager I see before me? The Brighton Fringe – Best Comedy – Award Winners are back for another round of heavy drinking and mild Shakespeare. Featuring the finest classically trained professional performers and one fully inebriated cast member we guarantee that no two nights are ever the same.

Having toured the world, broken America and sold out the West End we’re finally ready to return to a tent in a field in Brighton.

This year we are taking on the feared “Scottish play” which actors dare not mention the name of lest theyMACBETH!!! We’re doing Macbeth. It’s Macbeth... Macbeth.

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Karaoke Saved My Life Scott Swinton

Scotty D, just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit, will take you on a Journey, showing how karaoke has saved his life and could save yours (and maybe even save the world) too. Through stories, songs, and a bit of dancing, we’ll demonstrate the healing power of karaoke. Don’t stop believing!

“A fascinating character with some terrific stories” (Manhattan Digest)

“He’s like a disco-themed Steve Martin. An unusual take on storytelling cabaret ... a brilliant idea. For those who are itching to grab the mic and belt out a power ballad, you’ll have a great night” (Broadway Baby)

10:00pm to 11:00pm
I Predict a WYATT! Much Laughter

Sam Wyatt is recording the pilot for his new Saturday night game show; 'I Predict A WYATT!' But with so much on the line will he be able to keep it together?

Two contestants, four games and only one host, 'I Predict a Wyatt!' is a well-polished cheesy grin game show with the hallmarks of Saturday night television for all the family! However what goes on off-camera certainly isn’t! A warm-up act that doesn’t show, a mother as a director, a tech that doesn’t know his ar*e from his elbow and one host who is trying to hold everything together whilst his last chance falls into chaos around him.