Today's full programme, more choices & comment

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

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

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

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

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

10:00am to 7:00pm
Unity Through Struggle Exploring Senses CIC

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

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

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

1:00pm to 2:00pm
The Privileged Jamal Harewood

Have you ever seen a polar bear in the flesh? Been close enough to notice just how white these magnificent mammals are? Here is your chance to get up close and personal: remove your shoes, coats and bags, as you are about to encounter the Arctic’s whitest predator, with black skin.

Join a well-trained member of staff as we enter the polar bear’s natural habitat and experience this animal like never before. Be one of the privileged few to say they have petted, played with and fed a polar bear as if you were one of the Arctic keepers.

“Searing and thoughtful” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian).

Please note: There will be a free audience-led post-show discussion for those who wish to stay.

1:00pm to 1:45pm
Longing, or Exile at Home Jaffa Theatre

An Arab, a Jew, and a new immigrant take a voyage into memory, dramatising their personal stories.

The daughter who returned to Berlin in her fathers’ footsteps, and now longs to go back to Israel, to where her father emigrated to save himself from the Holocaust. The Arab-Israeli uncle who chose to return to his native village, from where he was displaced in the 1948 war, and work his ancestors' land as a hired hand. They meet Telenovella, who dreams of love, without nationality.

Exile is not only a political fate - it can be a state of mind, a cultural and inner exile, imposed or chosen.

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

Returning for their third year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be amazed and motivated: This is your MoMent!

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

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

2:00pm to 6:00pm
Dementia Action Alliance for Brighton and Hove AgeUK

Dementia is everybody’s business so let’s get talking about it. People with dementia say they want to continue to live and take part in their community. The Brighton and Hove Dementia Action Alliance is hosting an open event to invite people to look at what we can do to make Brighton and Hove a truly dementia-friendly city. Everyone has a role to play. We want Brighton and Hove to be at the forefront of a social movement for positive change. Many local organisations and individuals are starting to work together in Brighton and Hove to help make this aspiration a reality. Will you join us?

2:30pm to 3:15pm
Longing, or Exile at Home Jaffa Theatre

An Arab, a Jew, and a new immigrant take a voyage into memory, dramatising their personal stories.

The daughter who returned to Berlin in her fathers’ footsteps, and now longs to go back to Israel, to where her father emigrated to save himself from the Holocaust. The Arab-Israeli uncle who chose to return to his native village, from where he was displaced in the 1948 war, and work his ancestors' land as a hired hand. They meet Telenovella, who dreams of love, without nationality.

Exile is not only a political fate - it can be a state of mind, a cultural and inner exile, imposed or chosen.

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

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

4:00pm to 4:50pm
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch Pied Piper Theatre Company

A brand-new storytelling extravaganza to celebrate 40 years of the classic book. Packed full of live music, mayhem, and... mustard!
Original music inspired by Folk of the British Isles, audience participation and all the sights and sounds of the sea bring to to life Ronda and David Armitage's much-loved tale. For children aged 3+ and their families.
The Pied Piper Theatre Company have been producing work for children for over thirty years.
Supported by the encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe Bursaries, Omnibus and Arts Council England.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Richard III (a one-woman show) Brite Theater

4 stars I was only expecting to review this show, not to play a part in it – but this is no ordinary production of Richard III. We the audience are each warmly greeted by Richard of Gloucester, hanging name-cards around our necks, thus assigning us roles and seats. Soon we are all assembled as the Royal Court of London, sitting horseshoed around Richard's wooden table. Stickers marked 'DEAD' are ominously arranged along the table's edge. Read the full review.

This stripped-back version of Richard III has been making waves for the past couple of years – but if, like me, you haven't seen it yet, then you shouldn't miss this chance. The king is played by a woman, brandishing an iPhone and dressed in a sharp business suit; the audience are cast in minor roles, occasionally to be stickered with the single word DEAD. No less a publication than the New York Times has praised the performance, highlighting actor Emily Carding's "Tilda Swinton-esque flair".

Richard III. An audience. Anything can happen. All the world is a stage. What part will you play? Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean Performance, Brite Theater have re-imagined Richard III as a bold and engaging one-woman show. The fourth wall has been utterly obliterated, as you the audience take on the other roles at Richard's party in this intimate, exciting and moving production. Let Richard entertain you... but will you survive? This multi-award- winning Shakespeare adaptation has toured internationally, including London, Edinburgh, Prague, Rome, Verona, Iceland, and New York.

5:00pm to 7:00pm
Gerry Cottle's WOW! Circus Magique Ltd

Gerry Cottle celebrates 50 years of circus and magic with a big top full of comedy chaos, death defying daredevils, electrifying entertainment from fast and fantastic acts, glitz and glamour with highlights of incredible illusions. The Amazing WOW! Circus: 50 Acts in 100 Minutes.Please note, the performances on Saturday 27th May and 3rd June are of The Circus of Horrors

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

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

5:15pm to 6:15pm
The Cocktail Pianist Mike Hatchard

4 stars The Cocktail Pianist is one of those wonderfully sneaky shows you only find at the Fringe – one which tricks you into thinking that it's nothing particularly special, then slowly reveals the solid talent under a seemingly-flaky veneer. The talent in this case belongs to performer Mike Hatchard, who's not only a fine actor but an impressive pianist as well; the veneer is his character Bernard, who spends his life as a jobbing musician tinkling the ivories at the Luton Skyport Hotel. Read the full review.

Mike Hatchard performs the story of Bernard Halfpen - the almost invisible pianist at the Luton Skyport Hotel. As he plays his anodyne melodies, he reveals a dark past, and how he might have been a great concert pianist had fate not had other plans.

The original score reflects how Bernard overcomes an illogical fear of numbers, untimely seductions, too much education, a dabble into alcoholism, and an entirely understandable inability to cope with the pressure of piano competitions.

Always musically compelling, frequently amusing, but often deeply serious and tender.

5:25pm to 6:25pm
Sweetmeat Adjective Productions

Sigmund and Christian meet, and slot together like puzzle pieces. Their friends don’t understand, but that’s fine. They only need each other. Aching for an impossible closeness, and in thrall to morbid passions, they decide to push their relationship past a final, irreversible boundary.

5:30pm to 6:00pm
I Will Carry You Over Hard Times Maarten Zaagman and Falk Hübner

A percussionist performs a musical choreography without instruments, miming movements that are synchronized with sounds - all in thin air. The performer plays marimba, vibraphone, gong, and bass drum, amongst other instruments.

“A mesmerising, absorbing performance that transports you to another dimension.” (Amsterdam Fringe Jury). Winner of the Fringe Spirit Award, Amsterdam Fringe 2016.

5:40pm to 6:40pm
Robyn's Bad Decision Time Robyn Perkins

Everyone has a crazy family. Most have bad relationships. Few justify all passion-driven life decisions with high level scientific research. Laugh through Robyn's unbelievable, yet relatable life stories and discover what happens when you don't think before you act. It's a hilarious hour of chatty, upbeat observational comedy, laced with commentary about today's society.

"Sharp, insightful, touching but above all really, really funny" **** (ThreeWeeks), "Witty and sharp" (Chortle).

English Comedian of the Year Finalist (despite being American).

6:00pm to 7:00pm
David Ephgrave: All Work, No Progress Doggett & Ephgrave

At thirty-six, David is still unable to function in society. In his latest show, the comic, actor, blogger and pauper uses a projector and a mic to navigate us through the minutiae of his awkward, awkward life.

Work-in-progress.

"David Ephgrave is as smooth as they come" (BBC),
"He's a natural entertainer" (View From the Gods),
"Wonderfully innovative comedy" (Broadway Baby),
"Ephgrave is a very likeable stand-up, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with" (View From The Gods),
"An eye for the bizarre, the sinister and the downright ridiculous" (Camden Voyeur).

6:00pm to 7:00pm
When Love Grows Old Close Quarter Productions

Two poignant comedies about love in older age: in ‘Romance of the Century’, an elderly couple, once the most glamorous couple in the world, are awaiting the arrival of a royal visitor for tea; and in ‘The Weatherman’, two elderly men try to remember the joys of love, and someone else’s name...

‘The Weatherman’ was a winner in the Pint-Sized Plays competition 2014. Giles Cole has twice won the Sussex Playwrights annual Playwriting Award.

6:00pm to 7:10pm
The Brighton Killers 368 Theatre Company

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

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

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

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

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

6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Frow Show 3KG

After 3 sell-out runs in its native town of Forest Row in East Sussex, The Frow Show comes down the M23 to take the Brighton Fringe. A highly experienced mix of talent in the cast reflect the quirky and dynamic feel of this eccentric English village through a slick blend of well-observed sketches breathing life into brilliant characters and musical numbers that use real musicians. Good ol'fashioned sketch comedy, done well. A fantastically entertaining show that won't disappoint.

Touch tours available. Please email mikesengelow@gmail.com to book.

6:15pm to 7:00pm
Do You Ever... Tessellate

Do you ever take, observe, choose, desire, curse, think, feel, plan what you
are going to say at your sister's funeral in absolute detail? I want to
know if we have anything in common! There is something, a tic that you
have, that is charming or disgusting. Whatever it is, it's human and we're
curious. 'Do You Ever ... ' explores the awkward moments amongst the
people closest to us, earnest meetings with strangers and the normality of
our weirdest quirks. Looking at the human condition in all its rawness,
from staring at people's faces on the train, to questioning the size of
your fists.

6:15pm to 7:15pm
The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries HD Management

Alasdair Beckett-King is a legendary comedian, in that there is little historical evidence he exists. But he does exist. He's an award-winning stand-up comedian bringing his debut solo show to Brighton Fringe. Come and see it, please.

"One to Watch" (Time Out),
“Delicious writing and exceptional observations” (Chortle),
“A bold and fresh comedy voice” (The Stage).
As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

6:15pm to 7:10pm
Hummingbird Tooth+Nail Theatre Company

Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour.
Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck.
Neither expected to fall in love.
But once they did, they just kept on falling.

Inspired by the true story of the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’, a pair of latter-day Macbeths who gripped the imagination of 1950s America, 'Hummingbird' is dark, compelling physical theatre.

Award-winning, Lecoq-trained Tooth+Nail blend acrobatics and action with a striking visual style to tell a deviously touching tale of love and murder.

"A sepia-toned doomed romance... Immaculate." **** (The Scotsman)

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Hurricane Michael Barbary Ape

4 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2016 The weather map is hanging there, dominating the back of the stage. If you grew up at the right time, one glance will trigger a sunny glow of nostalgia: a memory of the days when jumpers were in fashion, temperatures were in Fahrenheit, and presenters reminded you to turn off your TV set before you went to bed. One man bestrides the stage in front of the map, poking its symbols, caressing its curves. This man is an icon. This man is Michael Phish. Read the full review.

This quirky one-man play earned 4* from us in Edinburgh last year, and it's a must-see for anyone who remembers the Eighties with nostalgia. An imagined biography of weatherman Michael Fish – the man who notoriously predicted that there wouldn't be a hurricane – it's filled with sly references to 80s's icons, tossed around on a constant breeze of witty wordplay. Actor Russell Layton captures Fish's essence beautifully, striding the stage in front of a giant weather map.

On the 15th October 1987, the absent father of all storms was about to vent apocalyptic fury upon the south-east corner of the Kingdom of United. In a televised address to the nation, celebrity weatherman and rising national treasure, Michael Phish, relays a different forecast.
Why did this critically acclaimed winning titan of meteorology foresee its arrival, but choose to tell a different story?
Welcome to this world exclusive. The truth behind the Great Storm of 1987.
Shake the hand of the man that shook the meteorological establishment.
Is the BBC fit for purpose? You decide!

6:40pm to 8:00pm
Goddess Tangerine Theatre Company

Holiday Snow is a goddess. A middle-aged, plus-sized goddess with a right gob on her. With her mystical Maltese statue side-kick, only she can communicate with, she does the round of daytime TV as the ‘expert’ in finding your inner deity. But the media spotlight is aeons away from her grimy reality and, with a journalist pressing for answers, the truth must be faced. Wendy Albiston is heart-breaking in Serena Haywood’s funny, filthy, one-woman paean to the everyday goddess, the woman we hope we are and the woman we are destined to become. ‘Goddess’ is achingly human.

7:00pm to 8:30pm
La Llorona, the Weeping Woman Writing Our Legacy

Come experience 'La Llorona, The Weeping Woman', a modern ghost story set in and around the grounds of Preston Manor and associate church. This magical, realist, site-specific performance will incorporate live actors, video, live music, ritual and theatre and promises a unique retelling of the Mexican myth. Each show will feature a Mexican market selling food, drinks and products (cash only), and our Saturday night show will feature a very special late night fiesta! La Llorona will be performance spectacle like no other as her spirit is brought back from the dead... Don't miss out!

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Interactive Theatre International

Chaos ensues as soon as you arrive at this fully immersive show where you dine, served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. Join them for lashings of laughter, spontaneity and plenty of participation, along with a 3-course meal.

A blend of ingenious comedy, unique theatrical script and improvisation, this multi-sensory experience is perfect for comedy fans, theatre fanatics or anyone who fancies a dinner they’ll never forget.

With critics hailing this internationally acclaimed 5 star show as "Brilliant" (Argus) it’s no wonder it sells out all over the world. It is not to be missed!

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Only Fools & 3 Courses Waterfront Hotel

You are invited as Marlene and Boycie's guests at their Gala Dinner. Things, however, don't go quite to plan with Del Boy, Uncle Albert and Rodney on the guest list - not to mention Trigger! A fantastic night's entertainment for all 'Only Fools' fans, with a three course meal included.

7:00pm to 7:55pm
In Debt We Trust Bitter Abode

Fusing stand-up, cabaret and live documentary, we go on a journey through that most deceptively fascinating of subjects - debt!

With comedy vignettes (laughs), appearances from historical figures (laughs), and hard core social anthropology (no laughs - but hey! Learning is fun!) we’ll explore the historical relationship of debt within social institutions such as marriage, friendship, slavery, law, religion, war and, our old pal, austerity. Yay! All laid out more clearly than the Government's Brexit strategy, we'll journey through the past in order to find out how the name of £$£$ we ended up here!

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

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

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

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

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

7:00pm to 8:15pm
Trainspotting King's Head Theatre & IYFT presented by James Seabright

There can't be many of us who haven't seen Trainspotting – and this live version features all the film's most iconic images (yes, including the worst toilet in Scotland). It claims to be closer to the original book than the movie, but the familiar visceral grossness is still there… and with the audience mixed in among the actors, it's up close and personal this time. It's not for the faint of heart, then, but it's earned acclaim for previous runs – and if reviews are a guide, chimes well with the zeitgeist.

This acclaimed production recaptures the passion and controversy of the famous novel and hit film, repackaging it into an immersive show. The audience is literally part of the show, including the notorious 'Worst Toilet in Scotland' scene.

'Trainspotting' is the story of Mark Renton and his friends living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. This is a no-holds-barred, immersive, in-yer-face theatre production: this is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget.

Choose life.

"A big fat hit. Just don’t sit near the toilet!" (NME),
"I was shocked - and I wrote the f***ing thing!" (Irvine Welsh).

7:00pm to 8:40pm
The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II BowerBird Prague

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

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Don Quixote Northbrook College

Unlike its brasher Scottish counterpart, the Brighton Fringe grew out of the local creative community… and this "riotous retelling" of Don Quixote ticks a couple of enticing boxes. It's run by Performing Arts degree students at Sussex's Northbrook College, and it's hosted at BOAT – the open-air theatre funded and built as a memorial to a Brighton-based playwright, Adrian Bunting. Billed as suitable for all ages, it features a large cast and – intriguingly – a "disappearing donkey".

"But... your grace?" said Sancho, "What you see over there aren't giants, but windmills."
"Obviously," replied Don Quixote, "you don't know much about adventures.”

The self-styled knight errant may be mad, but the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be. Mad? Maybe. Right? Possibly.

A riotous retelling of 'Don Quixote' for all ages. Music, comedy, and 14 performers fighting to ride Rocinante the horse and the disappearing donkey.

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

7:00pm to 7:30pm
Woman not fish Helen Pengelly-Johnson

Helen is the only insecure woman in the world trying to navigate through this thing called life. When she was young, she thought by the time she was in her 50s she would be an adult with a proper job, a home owner and in a stable relationship. She has had all of these at some point in her life but not necessarily at the same time.
She shares her experiences of modern dating and life in general. In her own words: "It's just lucky I have a crazy life really. This stuff writes itself!"
Helen has been performing comedy (unintentionally, mostly) since she was 11 when it usually got her into trouble.

7:15pm to 8:10pm
Ellie Taylor: Work In Progress CatFace Talent

Star of 'Live at the Apollo', 'Mock the Week' and Radio 4’s 'The Now Show', tries out some new jokes for an hour or so. If she's written enough new jokes that is. If not, she might have to drag some comedy pals along to bulk it out a bit. Or she may not. Or she may just hook her laptop up to a projector so we can all watch Hollyoaks.

“Radiates natural charisma... blessed with great flair” (Guardian),

“Smart, self mocking, and telegenic. It’s hard to see what’s going to get in Taylor’s way” (Scotsman).

7:30pm to 8:40pm
Ghost Walk of the Lanes Ghost Walk of the Lanes

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

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

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Gerry Cottle's WOW! Circus Magique Ltd

Gerry Cottle celebrates 50 years of circus and magic with a big top full of comedy chaos, death defying daredevils, electrifying entertainment from fast and fantastic acts, glitz and glamour with highlights of incredible illusions. The Amazing WOW! Circus: 50 Acts in 100 Minutes.Please note, the performances on Saturday 27th May and 3rd June are of The Circus of Horrors

7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charlie's Letters Opus Gold

An escaped POW's battle for survival whilst on the run in war-torn Italy, as his wife and young son wait for news in England.

16-year-old aspiring director Elliott Hasler's epic depiction of his great-grandfather's WW2 experiences. Meticulously researched and undergoing production for almost three years, across five countries with key scenes filmed in and around Brighton.

The film acts as a testament to the incredible spirit that emerged through the hardships and horrors of the world's greatest conflict, portraying the human story of an ordinary soldier forced to do the extraordinary.

There will be a Q&A with the director and leading cast members after the film.

7:30pm to 9:00pm
Single Martin Huxter & Rebecca Shortall

Rebecca has appeared on numerous BBC3 comedy shorts and was a Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Awards Finalist in 2015 and a 2016 Funny Women Regional Finalist. Now she's bringing you a half hour that covers politics, sexuality, pop culture and being a straight up smash pit of a nasty woman Martin has performed all across America, including Portland's famous Helium comedy club. He regularly frequents New York's comedy scene and has appeared on RT as a correspondent! A recent resident of Brighton, Martin gives his take on the collective consciousness hurtling towards a state of Singularity

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Dead Puppet Society Stickyback Theatre

The award-winning team that brought you 'A Puppet Named Desire' and 'Puppetgeist' return with mayhem, masks, and sock monsters. Witty, weird, Wordsworth?

"Beguilingly bizarre" (The Stage),
"Seriously funny" ***** (Broadway Baby).

7:30pm to 8:25pm
Man of a 1000 Farces Bosco Speigeltent

Prepare for a schlock'n'roll explosion of magic, sideshow, physical comedy and a new high in lowbrow. Let this international man of misery take you on a psychedelic freak-out.

"A marvellous routine, a brilliant magician" (Nicholas Parsons).

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

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

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

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

7:30pm to 8:40pm
The Brighton Killers 368 Theatre Company

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

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

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

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

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

7:30pm to 8:30pm
New York Stories Pretty Villain Productions Ltd

A wonderful piece of storytelling - two wise-crackin’, fast-talkin’ Damon Runyon 1930s short stories, performed by Ian Shaw, Duncan Henderson and David Mounfield. The first tale is a comedy built around an eating contest, the second studies the relationship between a half blind cat and a mobster holed up in a derelict hide out.

Pretty Villain are 2014, 2015 and 2016 Brighton Fringe award-winners.

"Brilliant” (Plays International).
“Thoroughly professional” (Fringe Review).
“high quality” ***** (The Argus).

7:45pm to 10:05pm
Urinetown: The Musical Brighton Little Theatre

It's the not-so-distant future. A terrible water shortage and 20-year drought have led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company. If the poor don’t obey the strict laws prohibiting free urination, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious Urinetown. It is time for the poor to revolt, led by a brave young hero, fighting tooth and nail for the freedom to pee “wherever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like, and with whomever you like.”

7:45pm to 8:45pm
Trouble with Men Hidden Bell

Three remarkable short plays about modern male homosexuality: a farce about stereotypes and unrequited love; a drama about a date going very wrong; a transcontinental love story about a naive Brit and a closeted Syrian. Reece Mahdi, Freddie Wintrip and William McGeough excel in three strikingly theatrical slices of contemporary gay life.

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

3 stars Lulu is about a wild young woman who is very attractive, but abused and lost. Her attraction is both her greatest strength and her biggest problem. Her past is murky and deprived; her father is cruel and vindictive, so she finds herself at a very young age alone in the world, not knowing who to trust or how to be a woman. Read the full review.

A new theatrical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's seminal classic, "Lulu", by Scott Roberts. This play follows the life of a passionate young woman whose true nature - one of sexual candour and freedom - leads her on a journey into the moral hypocrisy of bourgeois society and, ultimately, to her tragic destruction. In a world where a sexual predator can be elected President, there is no better time to highlight this new breed of misogyny, and the double standards confident women face every day.

8:00pm to 10:10pm
Grab The Bison By The Horns... . Bison Beer

Join the brewers of Gem Electric house ale Bison Beer and host i-am-Doe ("An original and infectious talent", (The Evening Standard)), for a fun evening of music, comedy and delicious beers!

Featured artists include The Phoenix Rose and special guests to be announced. Ticket includes a Bison!

8:00pm to 9:20pm
Movin' Melvin Brown presents 'Me and Otis' Movin' Melvin Brown

The multi-award-winning entertainer with sold-out performances brings back his sensational soul show. "The best musical experience" ****½ (RipItUp.com.au). Melvin does Otis Redding's soul and more: an extravaganza of song, dance, tap and soulful funk! Following a huge success at Sydney Opera House's guest appearance for Club Swizzle, Melvin's been described as a "singing, tapping, tail-feather-shaking entertainment machine" **** (Time Out). Featured artist at Oprah Winfrey's birthday party, Melvin has appeared alongside Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Lionel Richie. "Exceptional, sheer brilliance" ***** (Scotsman)

8:00pm to 9:30pm
And Another Thing! Suzisworld

Enjoy an evening of new poetry by Suzanne Smith as she muses on being a middle-aged mamma who's addicted to rosé. After an interval, which may include gin, try your hand at her interactive quiz, 'Poetry, Prose or Song'! With special guests...

Touch tours available with advanced notice. Please email suzisworld@googlemail.com to book.

8:00pm to 8:50pm
Sooz Kempner: Sooz on Film Lamb Comedy Productions

Cinephile comedian Sooz (Funny Women Variety Award winner) really wants to win an Oscar and in this brand new stand-up show for movie fans, she’ll make the case for how she can.
"Fantastically funny... this is a woman who belongs on the stage" (Chortle), "Just brilliant and one not to be missed" ***** (West End Wilma).

8:00pm to 9:15pm
Junkyard Five Junkyard Dogs Backyard Theatre

Come and enjoy some of the South Coast's finest comedy talent, in Junkyard Five, as five hilarious women do comedy in Kemptown.
Not to be missed, each of these comics bring a completely unique and side-splitting 10 minutes to this incredible evening.
Ali Macfarlan, Karen Blott, Katherine Atkinson, Rebekka Turner and Sarah Charsley complete our brilliant line up.
A glorious night of quick wit, sparkling one-liners, and story-telling to knock you off your seats!

8:00pm to 12:00am
Kemptown Carnival: The Resonators + TBA Kemptown Carnival

Join us for a night of deep psychedelic bass and high energy from the mighty nine-piece Dub/Reggae phenomenon, The Resonators.

Positive vibes, infectious grooves and exquisite, soulful melodies.

Taking us through the night, Reggae legend Roots Garden will be spinning tunes to feed the heart and soul.

More special guests to be announced.

The acts on this Dub-heavy night are helping to raise funds for the much loved Kemptown Carnival - Brighton’s longest-running free community, street arts festival.

For more info please go to: www.kemptowncarnival.com

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour Simon Plotkin Productions

The critically acclaimed Edinburgh sell-out comes to Brighton Fringe.

What do you do when your singing partner vanishes? Twee Scottish children’s entertainer Gerald ‘Wee Gerry Hoots’ Galbraith grew a beard and went full art-folk. Can he achieve the greatness he thinks he already has? Join Gerald for an evening of poetry and songs from his new album 'Troubadour' and hear his story.

The palpably unique, possibly moving but definitely ridiculous character comedy solo debut from Simon Plotkin.

“A stirring, occasionally troubling dissemination of one man’s collapse in the face of public disdain and personal woe. Plotkin has the tension spot on” (The List).

“I don’t know what that was but I thoroughly enjoyed it” (Mike Wozniak).

8:00pm to 10:00pm
Bom-Bane's Musical History of 24 George St, Brighton & Other Shows Bom-Bane Family Players

An original musical & gastromonical journey from the 5th Century settlement of Boerthlelm's Tun to Brighton in 1795, with affectionate portraits of the colourful inhabitants of 24 George St from its construction to present day Bom-Bane's. Also see www.bom-banes.com for Jane B-B solo, Rosie Brown (orig. jazzy folk), Kate Daisy Grant (orig. folk-pop songs), Daisy Jordan (puppetry), Jo Neary (kids' alternative comedy/puppets), Nick Pynn (composer/multi-instrumentalist), Velvettes (close harmony trio/songs from 20s to 60s & room to dance!), 'Memorial' (local poets perform new version of the Iliad)Also see www.bom-banes.com for Velvettes (close harmony trio/songs from 20s to 60s & room to dance!) 4th, Nick Pynn (composer/multi-instrumentalist) 5th; Kate Daisy Grant (orig. folk-pop songs) 6th, Jo Neary (kids' alternative comedy/puppets) 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th, Jane B-B solo 11th, Daisy Jordan (puppetry) 12th, Local poets as The Blue Lotus Cafe: music, poetry and song 14th & 15th, Rosie Brown (orig. jazzy folk) 16th

8:20pm to 9:15pm
Sameena Zehra: How Not to Steal a Llama Sameena Zehra

No Llamas (Dalai or otherwise) were harmed in the making of this show.

Nominee NZ 'Best in Fringe' 2016
"Ballsy, intelligent and searing." (Radio Adelaide)
"Combines warmth with political passion." **** (Scotsgay)
"Fluency, intensity and vivacity" **** (The Age, Melbourne).

Bringing her caustic wit and absurd mind to a four day trek up Machu Picchu, Sameena explores the physical and metaphorical nature of human journeys, the borders we cross and the walls that we build.

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

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

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

8:30pm to 9:25pm
Colin Hoult: Anna Mann Extravaganza Colin Hoult

As seen in Derek, Murder in Successville and Being Human, award winning character comedian Colin Hoult brings his hit show Anna Mann's Sketch Show for Depressives to The Warren. Plus a preview of a beautiful new one. 'Funnier than almost all other shows at this year's Fringe' **** (Telegraph) 'His most joyful effort to date ... Deliciously funny' **** (Times) 'You don't know where the next laugh will come from, but it'll be coming soon ... smart, absurd and unpredictable' **** (Chortle) 'Unique and darkly brilliant talent' **** (Guardian) 'Sheer comic gold' **** (Metro) 'Master class in character comedy' **** (Time Out) 'Joyously inventive' **** (Scotsman) 'More than a little Spike Milligan about him' (ExeuntMagazine.com)

8:30pm to 9:30pm
Guy Wah: Professional Arsehole ZLS Theatre

'Professional behaviour': a series of actions deemed acceptable in the workplace.

Also: a term used to justify inhumane behaviour and enable idiots to maintain positions of power.

Guy looks at how our reliance on professional behaviour is eroding our humanity, and how our progress as a society has been dumbed-down in the name of professionalism. Featuring songs, sketches and examples of real life idiocy. Warning: may contain politics.

Relaxed performances Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun.

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

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

8:35pm to 9:20pm
Blocked Pure Fluke Theatre

A black comedy about the silence society imposes on the infertile, and how a famous comedian's act unravels as she cannot bear to not bear a child.

“Curious and effective... skilfully written and handled” (There Ought To Be Clowns).

“Comic gem... genuine laugh out loud moments” (Grumpy Gay Critic).

“Snappy dialogue and wonderful characters” (Camden Fringe Review).

8:45pm to 9:35pm
Fried Mind Show: David Terrence Laughing Horse Comedy

A light-hearted mind-reading show with amazing and impossible mind stunts! No dead relatives will be contacted throughout the evening, however they may be interrupted with the laughter as the show is peppered with comical moments.

David Terrence is a Brighton-based comedian and magician and is bringing to Brighton Fringe for the first time a chance to witness the impossibilities and deception that has allowed David to perform and travel all around the world performing his shows.

"Totally excellent. The whole package is here" (UK Cabaret Magazine),
"Very slickly executed" (The Stage).

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Can You Put This In The Bin For Me? Bin Lid Company

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

9:00pm to 9:50pm
Gould & McCarthy: Death, Goths, Kittens & Other Cute Things Lamb Comedy Productions

Brighton comics Vicky Gould and Joe McCarthy join forces to bring you an hour of quirky off-beat humour.

Joe presents 'Laugh After Death' AKA 'Putting The Fun Into Funeral'; a half-hour of comedy for anyone that's lost somebody, contemplated the death of somebody or is thinking of dying at some point in the future.

Character comic Vicky showcases her musical musings as Russian goth Veruska, who hates everyone and everything except for Robert Pattinson. Also featuring a heartbroken crazy cat-lady whose wardrobe choices are worth the ticket money alone... As heard on BBC New Comedy Awards.

9:00pm to 10:30pm
La Llorona, the Weeping Woman Writing Our Legacy

Come experience 'La Llorona, The Weeping Woman', a modern ghost story set in and around the grounds of Preston Manor and associate church. This magical, realist, site-specific performance will incorporate live actors, video, live music, ritual and theatre and promises a unique retelling of the Mexican myth. Each show will feature a Mexican market selling food, drinks and products (cash only), and our Saturday night show will feature a very special late night fiesta! La Llorona will be performance spectacle like no other as her spirit is brought back from the dead... Don't miss out!

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Smut Slam Cabaret: where sex and storytelling collide Little Black Book Productions

The finest filth at Brighton Fringe, told by the people who lived it. Hosted by Cameryn Moore, this storytelling cabaret , based on the smash circuit of 'Smut Slam' open mics - boasts a rotating programme of real-life sex stories, plus sexy clowns, dirty music, burlesque babes, and Njoy sex toys, aww yeah.

There are currently nine monthly 'Smut Slam' locations around North America and four in the UK: London, Manchester, Bristol, and Brighton. All 'Smut Slams' have the same goal: creating an encouraging, fun, open space where audiences of all types and amounts of sexual experience feel welcome.

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

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

9:30pm to 11:30pm
The Wild & Friends The Wild PRODUCTIONS

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

9:30pm to 10:30pm
The Maydays present: Happily Never After The Maydays

Award-winning improv theatre company 'The Maydays' presents 'Happily Never After', a twisted, dark musical tale inspired by fairy tales, Gothic themes and the warped imagination of Tim Burton (director: ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, ‘Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children’).
Created from the seed of your suggestions, 'The Maydays' will take you on a unique journey, weaving a Gothic tale that’s different every time. With a bespoke, improvised soundtrack for every show, this will be a truly creepy and fantastical experience.
“Hilarious!” (Colin Mochrie, Whose Line Is it Anyway?).

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Am I F#*kable? Pop Heart Productions

Questioning what it means to be desired in a culture obsessed with beauty and technology. ‘Am I F#*kable?’ explores how these ideas impact our relationships, self-worth and well-being. Do our own insecurities influence our place in a superficial world? Pop Heart Productions’ dark and funny show devised from a single idea returns after sell-out performances at last year’s Brighton Fringe. ‘Am I F#*kable?’ continues to delve deeper, probing the very nature of what it means to be human in the 21st century.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
The Peter Pan Syndrome Mr Vast's Theatre of Cack

“You always know after you are two, two is the beginning of the end” (JM Barrie, Peter Pan).
Performance comedian/musician Henry Sargeant AKA Mr Vast, hit his forties and found he was more absurd and full of fun than ever before! So The Peter Pan Syndrome was born! Blending Dr Kiley's bestselling self help book of the same title with the original play from JM Barrie, combining elements of theatre, karaoke, seminar. The unbridled nutcase delve deep into the world of the evergreen lad and his attendant neurosis.
Full of dark humour this performance refuses to grow up!

9:40pm to 10:40pm
John Pendal: How To Escape From Stuff John Pendal

Before John became a comedian he spent ten years as an amateur escape artist.
Not the magic trick kind, where you know how you're going to get out, but the "get tied up by anyone and give it a go" kind.
His success rate was 5 out of 6. Here are some of the things he learned as a result.

This is a work-in-progress second hour of solo stand-up comedy from John Pendal. His first show, 'International Man of Leather', has been performed in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Melbourne and across the UK.

9:45pm to 11:00pm
SpokeEasy Big In Parts Theatre Company

Do you remember a time when we all SpokeEasy? A time before every movement, word and thought was watched? Before cameras in trees?

Come! Follow the signs for The Yellow Canary, a retro cabaret set in a near future with peculiar wanton acts that tell the story of how we got from there to here. Bring your lovers (if you're sure they're not informers), buy a drink, settle back, hear the band, see the dancers! Roll dice and take your chances : but be warned, the Yellow Canary is on the lookout for something, and she'll sing if she has to.

(Includes contraband speech and genuine bootleg objects).

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet 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, I’d fully expected to disapprove of all this – but in the event, I found myself as helpless with laughter as I’ve been for many years.

Once again Shit-faced Shakespeare returns to its seaside home of Brighton with another all-new show for 2017: 'Romeo and Juliet'!
Featuring a cast of professional actors, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved classics and a single, completely rat-arsed performer every night... What could possibly go right?
The award-winning, smash-hit, international sell-out, occasionally well-reviewed show is back for its fifth straight year at Brighton Fringe and is bigger, bolder, bawdier and more drunken than ever.

10:00pm to 11:00pm
James Loveridge: Work In Progress James Loveridge

Voted 'One To Watch' at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2016 and nominated for Amused Moose Best Show 2016 at the Edinburgh Fringe, James is back with another hour of hilarious stand up and story telling. In the year he hits 30, will he finally grow up?

"Undoubtedly the best free show that I have seen at the Fringe." ***** (BroadwayBaby), "He’s animated and confident, with a fine sense of timing." (Steve Bennet, Chortle), "Loveridge brought out some of the shock and awe – all with a smile on his face, too" ****(ThePublicReviews).

10:00pm to 11:05pm
Life ExploSIV Productions

Life is a hilarious high-energy rant from multi-award-winning South African cult comedic phenomenon Rob van Vuuren. Join the Comics Choice Breakthrough Act award winner as he hurls headlong into a sidesplitting frenetic fury that seamlessly blends the mundane, the surreal, the absurd and the downright annoying.
Life is a personal unpacking of Van Vuuren's deep distaste for motivational speakers, his daily struggle to get his 5-year-old to school on time, his troublesome addiction to podcasts, his loathing of public toilet design flaws and so much more.
"Comic genius" (Mail and Guardian).

10:15pm to 11:15pm
Anti-White PC Mangina Rises! Laughing Horse Free Festival

Dick Coughlan thought he was a good guy. That was until he met the internet and soon found out he was actually an evil, ball-less, genocidal, race-traitorous bastard! Now, after seven years, even he doesn't know. This is his bizarre journey deep into the weirdest, darkest and funniest recesses of the interwebs.

"Undeniably funny" **** (Broadway Baby),
"Passionate and hilarious" (Paul Sinha),
"The man is a killer" (Reginald D. Hunter).

10:30pm to 11:45pm
A Murder of Ravens A Moveable Feast Collective

A brilliant weaving-together of vocals, poems, music, song and performance takes the audience on a breathtaking trip in the company of a series of angry, disaffected, bored, vengeful, murderous, powerful, touching, funny, wise women. Contemporary music supported by bass and percussion, masterful lyrics, unique and original songs held together by a strong stage presence and an ability to plumb the depths and reach the heights both physically and vocally make this an unforgettable evening. Not for the faint-hearted but leaving audiences gripped shouting for more. Unmissable!

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

The legendary late show returns.

12:00am to 12:00am
Barbara Merkriti

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

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