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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 11:15am
Brighton Palace Pier Tour: Limited Spaces Jackie Marsh-Hobbs

Follow in the steps of the Victorians in a stroll along the pier, a pleasure that has been enjoyed by generations. Experience a breath of fresh air and great views while the intriguing history of the pier is revealed, from a place to promenade into a palace of entertainment. The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Company intention was to build a people’s palace above the sea, with the first pile been driven into the seabed on the 7th of November 1891 and the grand opening on the 20th of May 1899.

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 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.

1:00pm to 5:00pm
Poetry Workshop with Brendan Cleary Work, Write, Live

This 4 hour workshop will involve writing poems, looking at key aspects of the editing process, drafting and awareness of space, tone and imagery, etc.

1:10pm to 2:10pm
Bach, Beethoven and Brahms LCCR

The Three B's come to lunch at the beautiful Chapel Royal on Tuesdays. Master pieces performed by first rate artists.
7 May: BACH on period instruments 'Sonata BWV 1030' Boris Bizjak (flute) Masumi Yamamoto (harpsichord) Jan Zahourek (gamba).
14 May: BEETHOVEN 'String Quartet op.132' Ludlay String Quartet. 21 May: BRAHMS 'Piano Quartet No. 2 op.26' Zoffany Ensemble. No interval - one price non reserved seats.

1:10pm to 2:00pm
Organ Music at St Barts Brighton and District Organists' Association

Lunchtime recitals on Tuesdays by distinguished local organists on the fine organ at St Bartholomew's Church.
May 7: Andrew Beaizley.
May 14: Richard Toms.
May 21: Derek Barnes.
May 28: Nick Andrews.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Subversive Sussex Walk The Cowley Club

Discover the underdog history of Brighton with a radical ramble around the city centre. Behind the Georgian facades of the seafront has alway lain another town entirely.

Hear the history of how local people fought back: squatting, strikes, rebellions, mutiny, sabotage, and smuggling! The butcher who tried to cleave the cabinet; the chimney sweep who fought for Brighton’s poor.

Finishing up in Brighton’s own anarchist cafe/bar. All money raised goes to Mutual Aid vegan food bank.

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 4:00pm
Artist Speed Dating by Nordic Fringe Network Nordic Fringe Network (NFN)

After successful editions in Cyprus, Iceland and Sweden, the traditional Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF) style artist speed dating touch down in Brighton! Meet artistic peers, introduce your projects, find your future collaborators, have some fika (coffee and pastry). Moderator: Adam Potrykus, Co-Founder/Director of Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF).

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 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.

4:30pm to 7:30pm
Laterland (Performance/Workshop) Benedikte Esperi Produktion

Laterland is a physical performance created specifically for every site and occasion, inviting participants to collaborate. By starting with a workshop led by Benedikte Esperi, in methods on the topic how to create and compose a collective performance in public space the participants creates and perform on common ground.
KOREOARTscape Nomadic is a video art concept producing site-specific short videos projected on public walls outdoor. "In my practice it’s about being present and curious, playing with risk and trust at the same time, mirroring not only the society but also the representation."

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

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

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

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

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

5:00pm 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 7:00pm
Circus Extreme Extreme Stunt Show

Merging modern and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, audiences will be amazed by the jam-packed Circus Extreme with show-stopping performances that will have you on the edge of your seat.

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
Right of Entitlement Hags Ahoy

Cleo is a strange girl.

Happy at home, happy at school.

So what's her beef?

And why the graffiti?

A play concerned with fairness, class, education and social mobility.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped In The Body Of An Adequate Comedian! Jake Donaldson

Jake Donaldson presents his debut hour-long solo show! Jake mixes stand-up and storytelling in this show, which explores what really goes on inside his head. A hilarious hour of comedy about mental health from this up-and-coming comic who is fresh from his debut year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was one of the Huffington Post's 'Ten Must See New Acts At Edinburgh Fringe'.
"... a comedian not to be missed. Incredibly funny and down to earth." (Audience member).

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 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 7:00pm
The CMG Crew! Care Management Group

We are a Supported Living home in Hove for eight young adults with learning disabilities! We have lots of experience in music, performing and acting and recently have made two movies which featured at a film festival. We have also performed at the Brighton Dome in our street dance crew!

We have been working with a drama-therapist to devise a short piece of theatre involving our own ideas, interests and talent and getting our voices heard!

Please come to see our play which will take you on a journey involving our favourite characters and some musical performances!

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 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.

6:30pm 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 7:30pm
The Secret Comedy Club: Fringe Comedy Hub Artista

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

6:30pm to 8:00pm
Notorious Women of Brighton Louise Peskett

Wilful princesses, music hall stars, headstrong courtesans, suffragettes, entrepreneurs: Brighton has always attracted women who dare to do things differently. Hear some of their stories and other female claims to fame on this gentle stroll.

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 7:45pm
You're Nicked You Slag! John Brackenridge

'You're Nicked You Slag!' is an hour of comedy revelling in police corruption, celebrating dodginess, and basking in the simple joy of death and destruction. John Brackenridge is a bent cop and he loves it. One morning, high on smack, John is woken by a phone call from the police. His application to join has been successful. He accepts. The last honest move of his career.

"Deranged, strange and uproarious, he is a total original" (Arthur Smith)

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 8:30pm
Paradise Rocks The Devil's Party Theatre Co.

I know no more about this one than I've read on their website, but it's out-there enough to earn a Bold Choice for its concept alone. It's Milton's Paradise Lost re-located to 1960's Hawaii, and re-imagined as a rock musical; the story of humankind's first temptation is mirrored in the loss of the American Dream. It could go either way, but a video on YouTube confirms they know how to rock and have some catchy original tunes. Worth a punt on what's otherwise a pretty quiet Tuesday.

Succumb to sweet temptation in this spectacular re-imagining of John Milton's seventeenth century epic poem as an all-singing, all-dancing, Elvis-in-Hawaii musical. Travel with Danny Morningstar and his band of high school hellcats to tropical Club Eden where holiday camp heir Adam and his innocent sweetheart Eve are spending their first summer together. What unruly passions will the spark of Rock'n'Roll awaken in Paradise? Audiences are calling this new musical from Simon Indelicate ('Book of Job: the Musical', 'The Indelicates'), a slicked-back monster of a show and wonderfully entertaining.

Audience members are permitted to bring their own alcohol to the venue at no extra cost.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
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...

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
Flamenco with Alma Gitana Komedia Ltd

Alma Gitana return to Brighton for an evening of flamenco dance and music. When you have experienced the breathtaking momentum of this group, you realise you have just seen something spectacular and unique: the speed and power of the feet stomping of Lourdes, the raw captivation of the flamenco guitar of Andres, the amazing vocals of Javier and how it all melts into a magic and passionate performance. Alma Gitana are quickly earning a reputation in the Flamenco and World Music scene, with sell out shows, rave reviews, and testimonials about the group's passion and quality.

7:00pm to 8:20pm
Bang Said The Gun Beach Without Sand Ltd

'Bang Said The Gun' is poetry for people who don’t like poetry.
Voted 'The Best Poetry Night in the UK' by The Times,
Bang Said The Gun has made poetry cool again.
A rollercoaster of emotions, it’s loud, raucous, political, trivial, serious and very funny.
Normal rules do not apply here.
As recommended by Kate Tempest, "It’s like mud wrestling with words", or as ex-poet laureate, Andrew Motion puts it: "BSTG is a vortex of energy and enthusiasm".

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.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 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 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 8:00pm
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)

7:15pm 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.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Bright Raven HOAX

4 stars You can’t put Bright Raven in a pigeonhole. On the one hand, it’s an evident pastiche - a parody of self-absorbed performance art, and its practitioners’ conviction that their inscrutable work will somehow change humanity. But on the other hand, it’s a genuinely thoughtful metaphor for our species' potential fate, and it takes you on a rewarding personal journey too. Let me try to explain. Read the full review.

Bright Raven. She’s here to stir things up.
She’s starting a cult-clown-creature revolution. A shake up for these turbulent times. A storm in
teacup. A collective washing of the brain. And she wants YOU to join.
Accompanied by a live electronic soundscape, performed by HOAX’s Flavia Bertram made with
Stephen Sobal (ALL IN) and supported by Anna-Helena McLean (MOON FOOL), Bright Raven is a comedic induction into a NEW WORLD ORDER.
(**Terms and conditions may apply.)

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.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Leonard Bernstein at 100 MOOT - music of our time

Tuesday 7: 'Anniversaries' Acclaimed soprano Jennifer Sgroe performs songs by Bernstein plus the UK premiere of Jessica Rudman's 'Trigger'. With flautist Rebecca Griffiths.

Tuesday 14: 'Death in Venice' Music for cello & piano. Anna Litvinenko and Craig White perform Shostakovich, Bernstein, Saariaho and Marcel Chyrzynski's tribute to Mahler and Visconti.

Tuesday 21: 'French Connections' Singer/composer Polina Shepherd, violinist Rachel Gorman and friends pay tribute to Lenny with music by Copland, Ravel, Stravinsky and Bernstein.

Further Programme details: www.musicofourtime.co.uk

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Jack Cray: The Fittest Guy on the Street Jack Cray

"Everyone is allowed to lose their minds JUST ONCE, and it's okay"

I've learnt first hand that our brains are insanely powerful. Their complexities are magical, but what happens when it all goes wrong?

Come and join me for a meander through my life living with epilepsy; the Ancient Greeks, fruit and veg aisles and an overly keen actor join me on this adventure. Losing your mind is tough, so any ounce of humour that can be taken from it should be savoured and enjoyed!

Feel free to bring bananas. Those found to be in possession of coconut will be swiftly ejected.

7:45pm to 9:45pm
Circus Extreme Extreme Stunt Show

Merging modern and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, audiences will be amazed by the jam-packed Circus Extreme with show-stopping performances that will have you on the edge of your seat.

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 8:40pm
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.

8:00pm to 8:30pm
Unnatural RO

Humans and AI, what will our relationship be like 100 years from now?

'Unnatural' takes a look at the possible scenario of us vs tech, we turned away from one another and let our deepest fears and desires be exploited by our social medias, who knew more about us than our own families. This one man play sewn together with spoken word and a projector will challenge you philosophically and make you grateful for our bodies and minds.

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 9:00pm
The Secret Comedy Club: Fringe Comedy Hub Artista

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

8:00pm to 9:00pm
The Johnny Cash Story Night Owl Shows

Following sell-out shows and standing ovations at Edinburgh Fringe, 'The Johnny Cash Story' premieres at Brighton Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the 18-time Grammy winner. Immerse yourself in the world of the Man in Black in this groundbreaking 'show-umentary' format. Powerful renditions of Folsom Prison, Ring Of Fire, Man In Black and Hurt delivered by Jamie Rodden, whose Cash interpretations have won over critics and audiences all over Europe.

“Powerful and compelling singer” (Fringe Guru).
“Highly recommended for all lovers of music” **** (Scots Gay).

8:15pm to 9:20pm
Betrayal by Harold Pinter Pretty Villain Productions Ltd

4 stars “There’s not much more to be said on that subject - betrayal,” says one character to another halfway through this play. It’s a cocky joke from playwright Harold Pinter, who says plenty on the subject throughout his tense and engrossing script. But it’s true that this particular form of betrayal - an extra-marital affair - isn’t the freshest of plot devices. So Pinter adds a twist, which must have seemed groundbreaking on the play's debut 40 years ago: telling the story backwards. Read the full review.

Betrayal is Pinter’s tale of a 7 year romantic triangle between husband, wife and their best man. This modern classic, semi-autobiographically based on Pinter and Joan Bakewell’s clandestine affair, weaves and integrates different permutations of betrayal relating to both the affair and other aspects of their lives.

With Duncan Henderson ('The Polished Scar': FringeReview Brighton Fringe Award Winner 2018), Neil James ('Rope') and Sophie Dearlove ('The Missing Special'). Director Roger Kay ('Glengarry Glen Ross').

Pretty Villain are Brighton Fringe Award Winners 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

8:15pm to 9:15pm
Caroline Mabey: Hair of the Dog Caroline Mabey

Brand new stand-up from one of the most inventive comic voices in Britain. Caroline Mabey’s husband/ boyfriend/ partner (whatever!) just quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Time for a life audit. As heard on 'Josh Howie's Losing It' on BBC Radio 4. Writer on 'The News Quiz'.

“No-one has made us laugh as much at this Fringe” (The Skinny). “Mabey is thoroughly enjoyable company... the slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Floella Benjamin.” (Evening Standard), “Hilarious... Funny and touching and brilliant” (The Guardian).

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 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.

8:45pm 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)

8:45pm to 9:35pm
May I Speak About Dance Boaz Barkan / WILDTOPIA

A dancer dances, while another explains. A quirky performance-lecture about the problems of dance and meaning, referencing iconic figures in contemporary dance such as Yvonne Rainer, Tatsumi Hijikata and Jér?me Bel, and getting tangled in non-dance, Butoh and somatic practice. Tongue firmly in cheek, Boaz Barkan’s performance involves you as a guest in an irreverent and witty exploration of what dance is and can be and how it is experienced. For all of us who find dance and performance tedious at times, or are feeling a little jaded, this is a chance to refresh your critical palate.

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.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Isa Bonachera: The Great Emptiness Isa Bonachera

Any sensible person would look at the night sky and see the horrible purgatory of the cosmos. Not Isa. Isa's been obsessed with outer space all her life, and she decided from an early age that she wanted to do one thing and one thing only; become an astronaut. For twenty years she did everything she could to stay on track. And one day she just stopped dreaming of space. Using a planetarium projector, Isa will take you on a guided tour of the cosmos and her broken dreams.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Timescape: Brighton Film Quartet Brighton Film Quartet

'Timescape', the Quartet’s new and exciting show for 2019 – a journey into sheer escapism. Stunning big-screen visuals create a breath-taking backdrop to this piano quartet's hauntingly beautiful compositions set to an atmospheric soundtrack. Melodic, cinematic classical with a minimalist twist. A hit at the De La Warr Pavilion, the Royal Pavilion and the Brighton Fringe – don’t miss this unforgettable experience.

"Beautiful music and haunting footage – a superb combination that continues to play in your mind long after the performance is over" (Caroline Lucas MP).

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
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.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Ade Foiadelli: Comfortably Dumb Ade Foiadelli

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

That pretty much sums up the show.

The idiot is Ade Foiadelli, who has been accused of using logic that "defines good, opinionated, stand-up" (Chortle), as well as charged with being "an enthusiastic and charming comedian" (Broadway Baby). He also writes his own blurb for web listings like this but loses the will to refer to myself in the third person by the end of it.

Come along, I'd love to meet you.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
ART Attack Laughing Horse

Up-and-coming comedians Alex Mason, Riggs, and Tom Smith have come together to present ‘ART Attack’; an hour of stand-up which, like the classic TV show, deals with a wide range of important issues such as wolves, supermarket crime and self-help.

9:30pm to 11:00pm
KANADA Association Ciné-Deep

It is through strong, poetic and militant images that we will take you on a journey through the second largest country in the world. The circus as a medium was an obvious choice. After all, Montreal is the world capital of the circus. The twirling circus art will push the metaphor of a North American multiculturalism. Acrobats, jugglers, freaks, musicians, dancers, will become Inuit, Indians, cowboys, loggers, fishermen and poets of Canada.

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
Daddy Issues Rebecka Pershagen

[Daddy Issues = a derogatory term used to describe the behaviour of young women who are attracted to and / or have sexual relationships with older men.]

'Daddy Issues' is a monologue about older men, young women who love them, and the world who think these women are idiots. The monologue is based on autobiographical experiences, and oscillates between humour and seriousness. We meet dreaming girls, speedy moralists and shameful women, in stories of constantly being deprived of interpretation of their own sexuality. Welcome to group therapy!

10:00pm to 11:00pm
The OCD Files Cue Fanfare

The OCD Files "maps" my life as a sufferer of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Whether you suffer from Mental Health issues or not, the OCD Files is a show not be missed. It's funny and I need to say that three more times! It's funny! It's funny! It's funny!

"Fab night.", "Brill", "Brilliant. Absolutely fab", "Went down a storm", "Magnificent. Still chuckling on route home."

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)