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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 11:30am
Quiet Down There Market Drop-ins Quiet Down There

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:15am to 11:05am
The Elves & The Shoemaker Above Bounds Theatre

When everyone in the house is tucked up in bed, a magical creature lifts its head. With little green fingers and little green toes, pointy ears and a sharp pointed nose, the house elves awaken and look around with glee. What they will make, create or decorate, we will have to wait and see!

Join Above Bounds, who brought you 'The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales' in 2017, for ‘The Elves & the Shoemaker’ - a delightful retelling of a well-loved tale with puppetry, music and a few crafty ideas along the way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:30am to 11:30am
Oliver Jeffers' Lost and Found Little Blue Monster Productions

Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door.

He didn’t know where it had come from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost. So he decided to help it find its way home, even if that meant rowing all the way to the South Pole.

This funny, charming tale of friendship is the perfect treat for a younger audience, brought to life with puppetry, songs and music.

"Perfectly charming" (The Guardian)

11:00am to 12:00pm
StoryBox Unleashed StoryBox

Dress up! Create! Play. Interactive storytelling sessions which make you the star of your story.
Mark Locke and Gladrags costume centre combine their skills to help children create instant, interactive stories via dressing-up, role-play, and scenarios of their own choosing all woven together by Mark the storyteller.

Come and lose yourself in your own imagination. Parents go free.

Performances happen 3 times a day at the following times:
11.00-12 pm, 12.30-13.30, 14.00-15.00.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:30am to 11:50am
Magnus Volk's Electric Train of Thought White Room Theatre

4 stars Magnus Volk's Electric Train Of Thought is a little piece of theatre: only 20 minutes long, performed in a tiny room, for an audience of just a dozen or so. But size isn't everything. There's a lot packed into this miniature package – some local history, some genuine science, and an insight into the character of a late-Victorian pioneer. Read the full review.

The world’s oldest electric railway.

Step back to a time of engineering adventure and ingenuity. Brighton’s great Victorian inventor personally welcomes you back to the future to meet the challenge of making an electric train run along the coast out at sea! A story of passion, invention and triumph.

Plus, your ticket brings you a £1 per person discount to a ride on the remaining Volks’ Railway!

This performance was first seen in the 2010 Brighton Fringe at 'Hendrick's Horseless Carriage of Curiosities'.

Written and devised by Liz Tait and Nicholas Brice, with the support and advice of Ian Gledhill.

***** (FringeReview)

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

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

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

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

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

11:30am to 12:45pm
Dancing with The Star! Movin' with Melvin! Movin' Melvin Brown

Tap into health! Legendary Song and Dance Man, Movin' Melvin Brown brings health and happiness to Brighton. An interactive tap dance and workout workshop, fun for all ages and levels. Before you can think, he has you tappin' away!

"Light on his feet, Melvin’s upbeat persona delights his audience" **** (Broadway Baby)

"Watching Melvin tap his way across stage is a joy to behold" (West Australian)

11:45am to 12:35pm
The Elves & The Shoemaker Above Bounds Theatre

When everyone in the house is tucked up in bed, a magical creature lifts its head. With little green fingers and little green toes, pointy ears and a sharp pointed nose, the house elves awaken and look around with glee. What they will make, create or decorate, we will have to wait and see!

Join Above Bounds, who brought you 'The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales' in 2017, for ‘The Elves & the Shoemaker’ - a delightful retelling of a well-loved tale with puppetry, music and a few crafty ideas along the way.

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary Harriet Braine

A work-in-progress musical comedy show from 2016's Funny Women winner. Trump has decided that literally breaking the internet is the only way he can stop people being mean to him. Braine, as government-appointed Apocalibrarian, must now answer enquiries from frightened and confused members of the community (i.e. idiots).

Praise for Harriet Braine's act: "If you like musical comedy with a twist Harriet will have you howling” (Metro)
“A song from Harriet Braine that perfectly articulated our feelings about Tracey Emin: who knew we needed one?” (The Latest)

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

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

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

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

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

12:00pm to 12:50pm
Daniel Muggleton: Mouth Breather Mug & Kettle Comedy

Australian Comedian Daniel Muggleton makes his debut at Brighton Fringe in 2018! He released his debut album 'Let Me Finish' in 2017 with US label Comedy Dynamics, recorded live at The Comedy Store, Sydney. He's been invited to perform at the Sydney Comedy Festival Break Out Showcase and was selected as a Fresh Artist in 2014 and 2015. Having just moved to the UK, his blunt and honest storytelling is a breath of fresh air for audiences worldwide - don't miss out!

"Very, very funny" (Sydney Arts Guide)
"An hour non-stop of laughs" (The Plus Ones)

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Ensonglopedia of Animals John Hinton

4 stars Ensonglopidia is an awkward name – but it's perfectly descriptive of this informative, scientific, musical show. It's the latest production from Fringe favourite John Hinton, best-known for his musical biographies of famous scientists, who this time leads us on an encyclopaedic A-to-Z gallop through the wonders of the animal kingdom. Billed as suitable for children aged 5 and older – but perfectly enjoyable for grown-ups too – it's an hour of unashamed natural-world trivia, bundled up in a series of witty songs. Read the full review.

John Hinton's witty science-themed shows have been a highlight of many past Fringes, so this new vehicle for his musical talents naturally catches the eye. It's a sequel to last year's similarly-named Ensonglopedia of Science, which earned 4* from us in Edinburgh; this time, we're promised a rapid-fire A-Z canter through the animal kingdom, with fascinating facts and an entertaining song for each letter. It's billed as suitable for ages 5 and upwards, but if past form is a guide, unaccompanied grown-ups will find plenty to enjoy as well.

26 animal songs, one for each letter of the alphabet. Learn fascinating facts about extraordinary echinoderms, distressed damselflies, crazy corals, batty beetles and amazing archispirostreptuses. Expect the unexpected and expect it to rhyme.

The brand-new show from John Hinton, multi-award-winning creator of musical comedies about Darwin, Einstein and Curie. Follow-up to the hit show Ensonglopedia of Science (nominated Children's Choice Award, Brighton Fringe '17).

"John Hinton is an absolute joy... This guy could get anyone interested in science" (Adelaide Theatre Guide)

Ages 5-105

Touch tours available on request, please email everything@ensonglopedia.com to book.

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

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

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

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

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

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl

EXTRA PERFORMANCES ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

Louis Pearl has thrilled audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe sell-out for 10 years, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square, fog and helium bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornadoes and trampolines, to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and amazed gasps from all ages. New this year, live music by Jet Black Pearl.

12:30pm to 12:50pm
Magnus Volk's Electric Train of Thought White Room Theatre

4 stars Magnus Volk's Electric Train Of Thought is a little piece of theatre: only 20 minutes long, performed in a tiny room, for an audience of just a dozen or so. But size isn't everything. There's a lot packed into this miniature package – some local history, some genuine science, and an insight into the character of a late-Victorian pioneer. Read the full review.

The world’s oldest electric railway.

Step back to a time of engineering adventure and ingenuity. Brighton’s great Victorian inventor personally welcomes you back to the future to meet the challenge of making an electric train run along the coast out at sea! A story of passion, invention and triumph.

Plus, your ticket brings you a £1 per person discount to a ride on the remaining Volks’ Railway!

This performance was first seen in the 2010 Brighton Fringe at 'Hendrick's Horseless Carriage of Curiosities'.

Written and devised by Liz Tait and Nicholas Brice, with the support and advice of Ian Gledhill.

***** (FringeReview)

12:30pm to 1:30pm
StoryBox Unleashed StoryBox

Dress up! Create! Play. Interactive storytelling sessions which make you the star of your story.
Mark Locke and Gladrags costume centre combine their skills to help children create instant, interactive stories via dressing-up, role-play, and scenarios of their own choosing all woven together by Mark the storyteller.

Come and lose yourself in your own imagination. Parents go free.

Performances happen 3 times a day at the following times:
11.00-12 pm, 12.30-13.30, 14.00-15.00.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Lifestyle-ISH Lucy Bee

Lifestyle-ISH is a character comedy 'wellbeing event' for those who care... and for those who don't.

Lucy Bee presents a tongue-in-cheek glimpse at various aspects of wellbeing and lifestyle, delivered in a series of characterful demonstrations. Expect a surprising show with lashings of chocolate spread... In part interactive, what wellbeing event would be complete without an opportunity for attendees to share the joy, if they wish to?!

"Utterly charming and hilarious in equal measure." Fat Fox Comedy
"Very funny and dynamic." Trip Advisor (Yes, really!)

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

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

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

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

12:45pm to 1:45pm
Science Magic Donal Vaughan Entertainment

Triple-award-winning Irish comedian and scientist Dónal Vaughan brings his hugely popular science and comedy show back to Brighton Fringe. With some brand new tricks and some old favourites too, learn about science using everyday objects and laugh your pants off while you do it. You too can become a science wizard and amaze your family and friends.

"His unique blend of science and comedy has proved popular with audiences" (PubSci London)

Winner: 'Beat the Frog World Series' (2016), 'Laughing Horse NATY' (2015), 'Tedfest Comedy Award' (2014).

1:00pm to 2:00pm
SpiegelCircus Brighton Spiegeltent

Join us this half-term for a magical, interactive, family circus show in the sky! Journey through the clouds and see what you can find at the beautiful Brighton Spiegeltent, with lots of fun activities and an amazing skilled cast performing aerial, hula-hoop, hand-balancing, music and more!

All ages welcome and encouraged! Arrive an hour before the show if you want to warm-up with us, play and try out some circus skills for yourself. A fast-paced, fun show where anything can happen... and probably will!

1:00pm to 2:30pm
Piers & Queers Only in Brighton

Over 200 years of history from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective, including Regency Dandies, 1950s lesbian and gay life and political activism. We encounter prominent historical figures as well as some extraordinary unsung heroes: a pioneering doctor who passed as a man decades before women were allowed to practice medicine, a 19th century lesbian diarist, an Edwardian 'drag king' and an early 'same-sex' marriage.

***** (Broadway Baby)
"Awesome tour. Highly recommended" ***** (Love Fringe)
"Incredible characters and untold stories" (Gay Star News)

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Classical Saturdays: Lunchtime Recitals at St Michael's Music at Saint Michael's

Ambrose Page and Friends present 'Celebrating Haydn' - piano and vocal items by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn, interspersed with readings from his letters and diaries. With Sue Mileham, soprano, Janet Hewlett-Davies and Peter Morris, narrators, and Nicola Grunberg, piano (May 19). Parisian pianist Pierre-Bastien Midali: Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, Schubert Impromtus Op. 90/D899, excerpts from Debussy's Preludes, Suite Bergamasque plus L'Isle Joyeuse (May 26). Guitarist Paul Gregory plays Spanish and South American guitar music by Mudarra, Sor, Tarrega, Turina, Torroba, Ponce and Piazzolla (June 2).

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

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

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

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

1:00pm to 2:00pm
A Good Man Clare Rebekah Pointing

Dennis, 32, is perfect according to his best friend and Nan, Elsie. The pearls of wisdom she has shared over the years have made Dennis the man he is today, a good man or so he thought.

Written by Clare Rebekah Pointing. "Perhaps inspired by Alan Bennett's monologues, Pointing's writing is funny and true" **** (The Scotsman)

Performed by Ed Eales-White, seen in The Crown (Netflix) a National Treasure (Channel4)

"He has that rarest of gifts as well - a character man on stage... able to transform to suit the role in a 100-seat house - without the benefit of makeup or lighting" (Rick Mckay, Director/Producer Broadway: The Golden Age Trilogy)

1:00pm to 2:00pm
With Child Clare Rebekah Pointing

A SOLO SHOW, SIX DIFFERENT WOMEN - ONE THING IN COMMON.

"Perhaps inspired by Alan Bennett’s monologues, Pointing’s writing is funny and true" **** (The Scotsman)

Inspired by society's expectations & the pressures on women to be maternal, kind, considerate individuals. There is one thing these women share, they are all pregnant, however they rarely refer to this – but do we as an audience judge them differently because of their impending motherhood? This series of ‘talking heads’ style monologues will make you laugh & cringe as we share a glimpse into these women’s daily lives, warts & all.

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

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

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

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

1:15pm to 2:15pm
Ian Smith: Work in Progress Ian Smith

Ian Smith is a multi-award-winning comedian; this is a work in progress of his fifth solo show. He'll have a go on the grabbing machines while he's here too. Amused Moose Comedy Award (People's Champion) and ThreeWeeks Editors' Award Winner 2017.

"A riot of sprightly silliness" (Chortle)
"You'd do well to catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time" (The Telegraph)
“One of the best you will see at the festival” (The Mirror)
“Proper star quality" (The Guardian)

***** (The Mirror)
***** (Three Weeks)
**** (Chortle)
**** (Metro)
**** (The Skinny)

1:15pm to 2:15pm
Sleight of Handsome Freddie Folkston

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

1:30pm to 2:20pm
Victorious Tiny Horse Promotions

A celebration of songs written by and inspired by Victoria Wood. Join Hannah Brackenbury (Musical Comedy Awards finalist 2016) as she presents a joyful and poignant musical tribute to the late, great comedian and songwriter, combining well-known favourites plus original material inspired by her work.

1:30pm to 1:50pm
Magnus Volk's Electric Train of Thought White Room Theatre

4 stars Magnus Volk's Electric Train Of Thought is a little piece of theatre: only 20 minutes long, performed in a tiny room, for an audience of just a dozen or so. But size isn't everything. There's a lot packed into this miniature package – some local history, some genuine science, and an insight into the character of a late-Victorian pioneer. Read the full review.

The world’s oldest electric railway.

Step back to a time of engineering adventure and ingenuity. Brighton’s great Victorian inventor personally welcomes you back to the future to meet the challenge of making an electric train run along the coast out at sea! A story of passion, invention and triumph.

Plus, your ticket brings you a £1 per person discount to a ride on the remaining Volks’ Railway!

This performance was first seen in the 2010 Brighton Fringe at 'Hendrick's Horseless Carriage of Curiosities'.

Written and devised by Liz Tait and Nicholas Brice, with the support and advice of Ian Gledhill.

***** (FringeReview)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:45pm to 2:45pm
Lone Wolf McQuade & Friends # - HASHTAG

'Lone Wolf McQuade & Friends' is a glimpse into the weird and often surreal minds of three stand-up comics who've poured all their hope into this show. Their friendship is on the line. Can you help them survive? Starring Emily 'Lone-Wolf' McQuade, David Ferguson and Phil Green.

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

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

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

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

2:00pm to 8:00pm
Abstractionpark 7090: Preparing for Take-Off Brighton Spiegeltent with 7090

Reader beware: today's Bold Choice is bolder than most. I've caught three of Dutch group 7090's previous shows, both in Amsterdam and Brighton, and all were perplexingly wonderful experiences; expect oddball musical instruments, curious art installations, and general creative wackiness (which may or may not have a deeper meaning). This time we're offered a guided tour of a miniature park, with features including a Wailing Pyramid and Balloon Bagpipes; it's free to drop in and it's on all day, so there's no reason not to give it a whirl.

7090 are the hosts of a playground full of music, films and installations. It offers a warm place to their strange, obscure but mainly curious takes on life. 7090 are called "The Bermuda Triangle of performing arts." We have no idea what this means, but it sure sounds like fun!

Touch tours are available before each performance. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early, and ask upon arrival.

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

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

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

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Adventures of Robin Hood JW Productions

Prepare your family for a thrilling adventure as Robin and his merry band whisk you to Sherwood forest and rise up against the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham! Expect boo-able villains, thigh-slapping songs, narrow escapes and daring escapades! Bring a picnic and enjoy a unique outdoor adventure!

Previous productions: 'The Wind in The Willows' and 'The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio'.

"What family theatre should be... Outstanding" (FringeReview)

"Shimmers with theatrical magic" (The Stage)

"A fun, heart-warming and inclusive production" (Child Friendly Brighton)

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

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Hansel and Gretel Smikle Dance Project

A classic fairytale re-imagined through dance. Lee Smikle Dance Project and Shoreditch Youth Dance Company take you on a heartwarming adventure of sibling friendship, body popping crows and soul-eating witches.

A dark magical production for audiences of all ages.

2:00pm to 3:45pm
Geoffrey Mead's Clifton and Montpelier Tour Geoffrey Mead

Close to the city centre lies the Victorian suburb of Clifton Hill and Montpelier, a quiet architecturally interesting community with its own geological, geographical and social history. This tour looks at building materials and styles and occupants past and present, viewed on a stroll through this fascinating locale.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
StoryBox Unleashed StoryBox

Dress up! Create! Play. Interactive storytelling sessions which make you the star of your story.
Mark Locke and Gladrags costume centre combine their skills to help children create instant, interactive stories via dressing-up, role-play, and scenarios of their own choosing all woven together by Mark the storyteller.

Come and lose yourself in your own imagination. Parents go free.

Performances happen 3 times a day at the following times:
11.00-12 pm, 12.30-13.30, 14.00-15.00.

2:00pm to 3:40pm
The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers Fabulous Bäckström Brothers

UK premiere of the Finnish international musical-comedy hit, combining opera, pin-sharp musical variety and stomach-crampingly funny physical comedy, directed by Spymonkey’s Toby Park and Aitor Basauri.

Baritone Jouni Bäckström has invited his brother Petri to spend some quality time cruising across the States, as only opera-singing brothers can, on the famous Route 66. Petri has other ideas - in order to rehearse his big role as Siegfried, he has brought his pianist Jukka Nykänen with him, who is working on his magnum opus The God Particle. Richard Wagner meets Johnny Cash in a Ring of Fire.

This production is part of Brighton Fringe's Finnish Season 2018.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Vanessa Purple Theatre

No one talks about the parents. Your only child is getting married to someone of the same sex. Oh God, what will Grandad say? We are all so busy being there for our kids, we don’t think to examine how WE feel about it. Yes, we are happy for them, that they have found love and are secure, but it’s not what we saw when they were born. We saw grandchildren and wedding dresses and, dare someone say, a normal life? This beautiful and tender examination of one mother’s thoughts as she approaches her gay son’s wedding reminds us that families aren’t perfect. But love certainly is. A must see show.

Touch tours available on request, please email samantha@purpletheatre.co.uk to book.

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

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

Perfect for visitors and residents alike.

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

Winner: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

2:15pm to 3:15pm
Face to Face HiddenViewz Company

When Scott was just sixteen years old, he murdered Emma's father and has, since then, been serving a life sentence. But, with the possibly of it being reduced, Emma visits him in prison, to decide for herself whether nine years inside a cell has changed him.

When the two finally come face to face, Scott’s true colours threaten to emerge and an insidious game of cat and mouse begins.

2:25pm to 3:25pm
Doktor James' Bad Skemes The Giggle Goose / Sweet Productions

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a super villain. He is really bad and he just wants to beat his superhero brother and be voted #1 in the super villain charts! (Bad as in evil by the way, not bad as in rubbish. He definitely isn’t rubbish).
But he can't do it alone.

Are you naughty enough to take over the world? Are you a genius with a lot of plans and inventions? Are you really good at dancing? Doktor James needs your help!

"Family entertainment at its finest" ***** (Broadway Baby)

**** (Fest)

"Represents the best of the Fringe" (Primary Times)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Dave: A Work in Progress On The Edge Comedy

Despite his best intentions, Dave Fensome is getting older. If you've ever accidentally got older, and been unhappy about it, this is the show for you. Join acclaimed local comedian Dave Fensome as he presents the work in progress of his debut hour. Confronting the big issues like how dating apps can save your marriage, losing your working-class roots, what you can learn from music festivals and how technology has lost its way.

"Dave Fensome’s material is energetic and relatable. Even if you’re in denial about your innermost paranoia, you’ll enjoy this show. Don’t miss it." (Brighton Source)

2:30pm to 2:50pm
Magnus Volk's Electric Train of Thought White Room Theatre

4 stars Magnus Volk's Electric Train Of Thought is a little piece of theatre: only 20 minutes long, performed in a tiny room, for an audience of just a dozen or so. But size isn't everything. There's a lot packed into this miniature package – some local history, some genuine science, and an insight into the character of a late-Victorian pioneer. Read the full review.

The world’s oldest electric railway.

Step back to a time of engineering adventure and ingenuity. Brighton’s great Victorian inventor personally welcomes you back to the future to meet the challenge of making an electric train run along the coast out at sea! A story of passion, invention and triumph.

Plus, your ticket brings you a £1 per person discount to a ride on the remaining Volks’ Railway!

This performance was first seen in the 2010 Brighton Fringe at 'Hendrick's Horseless Carriage of Curiosities'.

Written and devised by Liz Tait and Nicholas Brice, with the support and advice of Ian Gledhill.

***** (FringeReview)

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Be Original! Crumble-tastic Productions

Lorraine Bowen is David Walliams' golden buzzer gal from 'Britain's Got Talent!' With quirky songs, interactive games and creative challenges, her brand-new live show inspires kids (6-11) to make their own original music.

"My kids loved your show - it's amazing" (a delighted mum)

Watch the 'BE ORIGINAL!' trailer to see the fun of the show!

2:30pm to 3:20pm
Margo & Mr Whatsit PaddleBoat Theatre CIC

5 stars When you grew up, did you have an imaginary friend? I never did – but Sophia, the young girl at the centre of this big-hearted tale, makes up for my omission by having two of them. This funny yet meaningful show is really meant for children, but it's charming and spirited enough to awaken the child in us all; it tackles some huge and difficult topics, yet every moment is filled with magic, ebullience, and joy. Read the full review.

Sophia’s imaginary friend is Mr Whatsit. Wherever Sophia finds herself living, he’s always there with jokes to tell and games to play.

But when Sophia moves into her new foster home, Mr Whatsit finds himself unimagined! Now Sophia has a new imaginary friend – the glamorous, grown-up Margo. Can Mr Whatsit’s playfulness keep him from being unimagined for good? And with her imaginary friends competing against each other, will Sophia manage to find her forever home?

PaddleBoat Theatre present an interactive, make-believe tale where the real and imaginary collide, and friends are never far away.

Touch tours available on request, please email katy@paddleboattheatre.co.uk to book.

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Pamela's Palace Imagination Workshop

Pamela is the hard-won queen of a buzzing hair and beauty salon. But behind the glamour, secrets and lies that threaten to bring the walls of her suburban palace crumbling down.

Pamela and her girls bring you all the drama of a Mike Leigh, with the sparkle and humour of ‘Strictly Ballroom’, and a free glass of bubbly! A brilliantly funny and bitter sweet interactive comedy that celebrates the vulnerability and strength of everyone trying to make their way in a noisy and unforgiving world.

Pamela’s Palace is the Brighton Fringe debut from the crew behind'The Faulty Towers Dining Experience': "Outstanding" (FringeReview)

2:35pm to 3:25pm
SESKA: Spot the Difference! SESKA

SESKA performs incredibly silly magic tricks, repeats them again but with a crazy added difference... and, when you spot the difference, you win a fab prize! A party atmosphere, hilarious entertainment and a competition all in one. Sells out super-fast so get the tickets now, donutfaces!

When SESKA comes to town, kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud, and mums faint at his feet! Crazier than finding a penguin in your fridge.

"My kids loved him" (Jonathan Ross)
"Children will be spellbound for 50 minutes of silliness" (Broadway Baby)

Nominated for Best Family Show Brighton Fringe 2015

3:00pm to 5:30pm
Silver Jewellery Workshop Silver & Sage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

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

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

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

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

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

3:00pm to 3:55pm
John Osborne: John Peel's Shed and Other Stories John Osborne

Writer and storyteller John Osborne is back with a trio of shows across the final weekend of the Fringe.

Friday 1 June - 'John Peel’s Shed'. A show about a box of records that once belonged to Radio 1 DJ John Peel.
"I could have listened for hours" ***** (The Independent)
"One of the loveliest things you'll see all year" (The Herald)

Saturday 2 June - 'Circled in the Radio Times'.
"Melts the boundaries between spoken word poetry, storytelling theatre and stand up with its sheer warmth, sensitivity and openness" ***** (Broadway Baby)

Sunday 3 June - 'You're in a Bad Way'. A brand new story about sisters, dementia and Saint Etienne.

3:00pm to 4:35pm
Candide Brighton College (Drama Department)

Candide is an optimist. A dreamer. He believes that everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. But that belief is about to be tested as Candide's comfortable life is overtaken by an endless barrage of misfortune.

As his world collapses around him, the story travels across the centuries to new locations and parallel universes.

How will Candide's optimism fare when it collides with life in the 21st century?

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Neil O'Rourke & Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island Neil O'Rourke & Patrick Spicer

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

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

3:00pm to 4:30pm
Friday BandBazi presents B.Collective

It's Friday at the office, with a unique circus twist! Explore with us the inverted perspective of a unique group of co-workers coping with workload tensions in an effort to resist the daily grind. Dancing through deadlines. Conferences on the ceiling. Engaging in aerial office-romance. "You don't have to be mad to work here - but it helps" was never more appropriate.

Riding on the success of last year's sold-out show, BandBazi's B:Collective are seven talented and highly skilled aerial artists who pursue aerial circus for their emotional well. #ResilientArts

This project is supported by an Irene Mensah Brighton Fringe bursary.

3:00pm to 3:50pm
PÖJJ: Our Sketch Show PÖJJ

Sketch comedy hat-trick PÖJJ bring you their debut show. Expect jokes, projections and satsumas.

"The kind of assured confidence that will probably propel onto television before very much longer. There isn't a single wasted second... wonderfully funny." **** (BritishTheatre.com)

"Stomach crampingly funny" **** (ThreeWeeks)

3:00pm to 9:00pm
Cultureground @ B.fest B.Fest / Brighton Youth Centre

Presenting the best in visual arts, photography, sculpture, debate and creative workshops, Cultureground is the interactive gallery that showcases young people’s work from across the city. View, talk or make, Cultureground asks you to challenge your perceptions of how we categorise ‘youth’ art.

Private view Tuesday 29th May 5.30-7pm

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

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Joe Bains: Curried Mustard Joe Bains

Growing up in the deepest darkest parts of India and then being thrown into the west with no language, culture, personality, looks, or even a clue.

3:00pm to 4:30pm
Word Jamal Harewood

They’re pretty special. They give a person the opportunity to express themselves. They can be read. They can be heard. They can be spoken. They allow us to communicate. I was always told that it’s not what you say, but how you say it - is this true?

Become the contestant or host in an audience-led game show that put the words we use under a magnifying glass.

Plus optional 30 minute Q&A.

3:00pm to 10:00pm
B.fest 2018 B.Fest / Brighton Youth Centre

B.fest is the Brighton Youth Arts Festival, a festival for young people, by young people. Expect a dynamic week of fun, creativity and innovation. B.fest events include live music, gaming, visual arts, film festival, dance, skate, debates, workshops and much more.

To see the week's programme check out our website.

3:00pm to 4:00pm
A Dog Called Snoop-Beard (and the Curse of the Seasick Parrot) The Purple Teapot Puppet Company

Following four sell-out years of Brighton Fringe shows, TPTPC are back with a brand-new adventure. Featuring hilarious pop-song parodies, magic, 'sublime silliness' and a couple of important 'life lessons' for the children along the way. This year's theme is all about embracing being different and following your dreams.

Part puppet show and part stand-up comedy with the help of unsuspecting grown-ups and children who end up on stage, this is interactive theatre at its funniest and most unpredictable best.

"Home grown theatre at it's best" (Child Friendly Brighton & Hove)

3:30pm to 5:00pm
Boxes Purple Theatre

Are you black or white... girl or boy... straight or gay? Well? Or doesn’t it matter? Oh, it matters! Purple Theatre are dedicated to exploring the world of race and gender neutrality, the ‘no man’s land’, as it were, of identity. 'Boxes' drops you energetically into the world of two people who, faced with the task of organising a loved one’s affairs after their death, discover a wealth of information about their family and themselves. Featuring music, movement and sharp dialogue, the two polar personalities clash as they realise they are very different and exactly the same. Strap yourself in.

Touch tours available on request, please email samantha@purpletheatre.co.uk to book.

This project is supported by an encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe bursary.

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Loose Brie Solve Everything Loose Brie

Martin and Phil have always felt like they were supposed to do something very important with their lives. Now they've finally figured out what it is. They're going to solve everything. All of it. The whole shebang. In an hour. It can't be that hard, right?

"Niche and nasty fun... a promising twosome" (London Evening Standard)

So You Think Your Funny Sketch Finalists 2017

"I laughed - a lot" **** (Mumble)

As seen on Comic Relief

3:30pm to 3:50pm
Magnus Volk's Electric Train of Thought White Room Theatre

4 stars Magnus Volk's Electric Train Of Thought is a little piece of theatre: only 20 minutes long, performed in a tiny room, for an audience of just a dozen or so. But size isn't everything. There's a lot packed into this miniature package – some local history, some genuine science, and an insight into the character of a late-Victorian pioneer. Read the full review.

The world’s oldest electric railway.

Step back to a time of engineering adventure and ingenuity. Brighton’s great Victorian inventor personally welcomes you back to the future to meet the challenge of making an electric train run along the coast out at sea! A story of passion, invention and triumph.

Plus, your ticket brings you a £1 per person discount to a ride on the remaining Volks’ Railway!

This performance was first seen in the 2010 Brighton Fringe at 'Hendrick's Horseless Carriage of Curiosities'.

Written and devised by Liz Tait and Nicholas Brice, with the support and advice of Ian Gledhill.

***** (FringeReview)

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Will Penswick: Dank Verse StraightUp Productions

Sex, death, Christianity, tennis, pigeons, divorce, allergies, global politics; no topic is too out there for Will Penswick, and he's committed them to verse. The fact that he's not quite sure what verse really means doesn't really matter to him, he's going to do it anyway...

'Dank Verse' is a character based performance showcasing the work of one of the worst but most indulgent poets this country's ever produced. With a mixture of haikus, sonnets, "liberated verse" and other obscure poetry that Penswick explores, he'll be sure to remind you why you never enjoyed poetry at school.

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Finding Yourself Offside Most Curious Productions

Finding Yourself Offside is a play tackling the issues of coming out as gay from two different perspectives. There are two guys in seperate therapy, they do not know each other but both have very different issues with being open about their sexuality. One of them is a professional footballer, so coming out for him proves to be a whole different ball game (pun intended!).

"..really enjoyed the play! Funny, engrossing, thought provoking drama with great performances!.." Philippa Hammond - Sussex Playwrights

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Barry and Alasdair's Non-Trademark-Infringing Comedy Adventure (Where the Audience Chooses) Barry and Alasdair

A multimedia spectacular from Angel Comedy founder Barry Ferns and Alasdair Beckett-King (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the of Year 2017).

You control this interactive comedy show. Cloaked villains, moral dilemmas, anti-establishment robots, and sexy werewolves await. A unique adventure every time!

“Ridiculous” **** (Broadway Baby)

3:55pm to 4:55pm
Other People's Teeth Want the Moon Theatre Company

3 stars Billed as a "romantic crime thriller", Other People's Teeth is the tale of two interlocking relationships. One is conventional rom-com fare: the feisty Joss is dating the geeky Simon, who attempts to woo her with convoluted mathematical reasoning and games of chess. But the other relationship is between Joss and her boss Sol, and that partnership is anything but everyday. Because Sol is a hitman, Joss is his right-hand woman… and Sol isn't about to let the newcomer Simon get in the way. Read the full review.

Balancing work life with a love life is a struggle, but what if your job is killing people?

A hitwoman is trying to reconcile these two aspects of her life. Just starting out in a new profession, she craves the respect of her experienced partner in crime. But when she meets someone who she thinks might be the one, will everything have to change? How much longer can she carry on kicking in other people’s teeth, and lying to a man she’s falling in love with?

One of these relationships can’t last, and before the hitwoman makes her final decision, the situation is going to get deadly.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Artificial Intelligence Improvisation HumanMachine

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. mYlez is an outgoing hacker with a dark sense of humour. Albert and mYlez meet online but live on two different continents. Lonely but resourceful, they team up and build an artificial friend, a small humanoid robot whom they call A.L.Ex (Artificial Language Experiment). The trio performs improvised theatre in a perilous show via transatlantic video link. Featured on RTE One.

“I would never do it” (Colin Mochrie)
“Meet the smart robots with artificial irreverence” (Sunday Times)
“When it didn’t work it was even funnier” (Neil Delamere)

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl

EXTRA PERFORMANCES ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

Louis Pearl has thrilled audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe sell-out for 10 years, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square, fog and helium bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornadoes and trampolines, to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and amazed gasps from all ages. New this year, live music by Jet Black Pearl.

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

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

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

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

4:00pm to 5:00pm
This Boy Tom JW Productions

A life-affirming story of acceptance, courage and friendship. Tom starts at a new school and is met with bullying, but, with new girl Flora’s arrival is it time for something new?

The 2016 Brighton Fringe hit returns.

"Another 'Matilda' in the making" ***** (GScene)

"A polished performance from a professional troupe of talented young actors, directed by Natalie Sexton." "A life-affirming musical about injustice and morality." "Essential viewing for 10-16 yr olds" ***** (The Latest)

Written and directed by Natalie Sexton.

This project is supported by an encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe bursary.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Boxman Flugelman Productions

There are more than 60 million displaced people on our planet... people who have no home. Ringo is one of them. He is a survivor, a child soldier displaced from his homeland, sheltering in a cardboard box in an inner city park. He lives in plain sight but is invisible to the city around him. Inside his makeshift home Ringo lives a life rich with stories and songs of a childhood far away, a family tragically lost and the complicated promise of a new beginning... Flugelman Productions with StoneCrabs Theatre presents this intimate and deeply moving one-man play by Australian playwright Daniel Keene, directed by Edwina Strobl.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Morning is Red 368 Theatre Company

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

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

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

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

4:15pm to 5:15pm
The Wind in the Willows Box Tale Soup

Box Tale Soup have already earned four stars from us this Fringe, for their semi-mythical refugee tale Gone. With this second show, though, they're back in their traditional groove – giving literary classics a little puppet love. Box Tale’s props are cardboard and their puppets are just approximations of human form, but somehow that makes them all the easier to relate to; seeing Ratty, Mole, Toad and the rest get this magical treatment is an enticing prospect indeed. It's billed as suitable for kids aged 4 and older, but I bet that adults will find it charming too.

From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr.Toad.

A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic by award-winning theatre company Box Tale Soup, Wind in the Willows features handmade puppets, props and costumes, and a charming original score.

“Their beautifully crafted micro-shows are collector’s items” (The Stage)
“They are wonderful” (The Times)
"... there is a magic about this piece" (Reviews Hub)

4:15pm to 5:15pm
Karen Blott ... Pick 'N' Mix The Caxton Arms

Karen will be challenging stereotypes of older women, motherhood and widowhood and in particular female body images. There will also be support from her guest artists.

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

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

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

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

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

4:30pm to 6:15pm
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women Tour Exchange Events Ltd

Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years, the Lady boys ‘Wonder Women’ tour takes the UK's number one cabaret show to a new level. With some of your favourites from the last 20 glorious years re-imagined, added to new scenes of spectacular costumes, choreography and of course hilarious comedy! The glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of Las Vegas, with more songs and big-scale musical production numbers than you could point a perfumed glove at. A cabaret like no other cabaret, performed by girls like no other girls!

4:30pm to 5:50pm
Always, With a Love That's True Wired Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

4:30pm to 5:30pm
The Tale Of The Cockatrice Mumblecrust Theatre

Mumblecrust Theatre return with their Brighton Fringe 2017 double award-winning show! Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory, a hideous creature awakens. A deadly cockatrice is born! Bold knights flee in terror... Can a humble nun defeat the beast? Two muddle-headed storytellers use breathtaking puppetry, spine-tingling live music and general tom-foolery in this dark and winding fable for monster-lovers young and old!

Winners: ‘Best Newcomer to Brighton Fringe’ and ‘Best of Brighton Fringe: Children and Families Award’

“A genuine work of art” ***** (Voice Magazine)
**** (Broadway Baby)

Touch tours available on request, please email admin@mumblecrust.com to book.

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Serena Flynn: Prune Serena Flynn

Serena Flynn’s ex cheated on her with webcam girls. She doesn’t want to go on about it or anything. She’s just made a whole show about it. She’s totally fine.

Anarchic, grotesque and a bit nuts; this oversexed, outspoken bouffon playfully parodies gender performance and ridicules her own heartbreak.

4:30pm to 5:25pm
Painted Love Two Foolish

With Marc Almond as your spiritual guide, what could possibly go wrong?

From the team that brought you 'Get Fit With Bruce Willis', 'Painted Love' follows a washed up singer-songwriter as he tries to summon up the spirit of Marc Almond to resurrect his career. His wife wants his money, his agent wants a hit, the landlady’s grandchildren won’t shut up, and a spirit from the undead wants his soul.

His solution? Find the sacred amulet of songwriting – once held by Marc – in the house where Marc once lived, and hope that painting will bring his wife back.

Featuring the songs of 'Soft Cell' and Marc Almond.

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

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

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

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

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

4:55pm to 6:05pm
On the Tracks Lucy C Hayward

4 stars Part psychological thriller, part social commentary, On The Tracks is a gripping two-hander exploring the secrets we do and don't choose to share. It's set in the break-room of an anonymous railway station; two shunters, Robert and Ted, are about to start their shift. If you don't know what a shunter does, then all will be explained. But this isn't really about the railways; it's about how little we truly know the people we see every day, and how unspoken forces can quietly buckle a mind. Read the full review.

Robert and Ted are shunters. They work together on a small country railway station at night. There seems to be nothing unusual about this evening but a lot has happened over the last few years and tonight something has changed. It is only when conversation turns to the darker side that it becomes clear how little they know about each other and can start uncovering the unsavoury truths.

A sixty minute stage play with a touch tour and audio description absorbed within the script, so every performance is accessible for blind and visually impaired audiences.

5:00pm to 5:55pm
Good Kids: Blank Canvas Good Kids

Cult sketch-comedy cowboys 'Good Kids' descend on Brighton Fringe for another hour of wicked-ass mayhem. Put your phone in your pocket and your giggle boots on cause this one's the big one.

"Fantastically original material that shows a great creative talent" ***** (The Metropolist)

"Good Kids are a total blast!" **** (Fringe Guru)

"A cleverly scripted piece that is very entertaining" **** (Liverpool Sound and Vision)

"A really fab sketch show" (Joe Lycett)

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Lloyd Langford: Big Face Strikes Again Lloyd Langford

Lloyd presents a sort of, work in progress, stand-up comedy show that he hopes to be rough but charming, like an old-timey hobo.

May contain jokes about balconies, terror, acid and robins.

As seen on QI (BBC2), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1) and as heard on The Unbelievable Truth (R4), The News Quiz (R4) and regular co-host on the Rhod Gilbert Show (BBC Radio Wales).

"A collection of absolutely top-class standalone jokes." (The Guardian)

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

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

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

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

5:00pm to 6:45pm
Geoffrey Mead's London Road Tour Geoffrey Mead

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

This project is supported by a Brighton Lions bursary.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Next Best Thing on Next Best Thing Next Best Thing

Parkinson. Corden. Ross. Giants of the late-night chat show. But what's better than middle-aged men? Deluded young women! Katie and Jay bring you funny anecdotes, silly games and celebrity* interviews (*with themselves). Who needs self-awareness when you have over nine subscribers on YouTube?

"Volatile and bold" (The Skinny)

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Carol Cates: Lady Carol Scottish Comedy Agency

A new hour from the multi-talented, award-winning Carol Cates. She has performed as Lady Carol all over the world for over a decade, in America, Canada, all over Europe and Australia; in the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House; on boats, barges, and bridges, caves, castles and kitchens, pubs, clubs and all the exciting social hubs. But, things change, shoes wear out, jumpers unravel and stage names no longer fit.

"Utterly intoxicating" **** (TimeOut)
"One of the biggest voices you'll ever hear” ***** (BBC)
***** (The Scotsman)
***** (Broadway Baby)

5:15pm to 6:15pm
Falkland: The War the World Forgot Tasty Monster Productions

3 stars In 1982, a voice-over tells us, "a tiny island went to war… but nobody noticed". A controversial claim maybe, but certainly – when it comes to Fringe theatre – the Falklands conflict remains relatively unexplored. Set mainly on a remote farm on these remote islands, Falkland: The War The World Forgot aims to show the impact of the war, both on local people and the servicemen sent to liberate them. It also places the events in historical context, stretching back to the Troubles in Northern Ireland and even the Blitz in London. Read the full review.

It's a "bold" choice because it's a relatively unproven script, but Tasty Monster Productions have impressed our reviewers with previous shows up in Edinburgh. This time, they're tackling the Falklands War – which has been oddly overlooked by theatre-makers in general – telling the stories of both islanders and soldiers, against the backdrop of the events of 1982. It's not, they say, political or militaristic, but a reminder of how war can change and entangle ordinary lives. Preview showings in Pittsburgh and Orlando have been well-received.

Under the starry blanket of night, two unlikely friends, a young soldier and a curmudgeonly farmer, find new camaraderie as the big show plays out in the theatre of war around them. Bitter conflict, questionable politics and moral debate engage us in a traumatic but necessary journey through the lives of the two men, their families, and the many twists and turns they encounter on the road to redemption. Inspired by real events and real people, incorporating archival news, historical photography, and multimedia, 'Falkland' highlights and honours the extraordinary actions of ordinary people.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
GUN Phil & Will

A man is left for dead in the desert. But if you kill someone, you better make sure they really are dead. First rule of a murder, isn't it?

A bold, one-man, multi-character comedy Western show written and performed by Clever Peter's William Hartley (‘Tracey Breaks The News’ (BBC1), ’The One Griff' (BBC1) alongside Griff Rhys Jones, E4’s ‘Cardinal Burns’, BBC3’s ‘Otherworld’, and BAFTA-nominated CBBC sketch show ‘FIT’).

As himself: "Sheer perfection" (The Stage)
And as 1/4 of comedy sketch group Clever Peter: "Fast, witty, clever, stupid" (The Guardian)

5:30pm to 6:30pm
The DredgeLand Podcast Spectacular Plinth Productions

Lunatic comedy double act John Dredge and Andy Harland present a manic hour of radio comedy weirdness, to be broadcast in simulcast with local radio titans Hove FM 95.3. Come along and thrill at our largely incomprehensible radio features such as the fun family game show for all the family, 123321.

There is also a free (yes, free!) DredgeLand badge for all audience members and weirdos, plus some great prizes and plinths galore.

Do write in: DredgeLand always likes to hear from their listeners, though at a safe distance. Need more info? Simply go to Ceefax page 187.4

#Plinth

5:30pm to 6:25pm
Pibroch Tales Port Dance Theatre Project

2 stars There's one thing I dearly wish I'd known before going into Pibroch Tales: you are supposed to find it funny. I guess the opening is clue enough, with its sense of solemn ritual marred by noisy clattering and clumsy moves. But I think I was entitled to be confused: the flyer promises "a vibrant blend of storytelling, dance, comedy and bagpipe music", and what I actually got was something approaching a pastiche of high art. Read the full review.

Two men enter a forest... a vibrant blend of bagpipe music, storytelling, dance, and comedy, amid sharp-humoured interaction with the audience. This Scottish one-man show skips through a jigsaw of three different tales; each excerpt illuminating a different scene.

"Animated storytelling with both humour and charm" (Maria Hardcastle)

"There’s a kind of enchantment... dry, droll, deadpan, featuring kilted Gordon Douglas Raeburn as both compere and performer... Pythonesque" (Sanjoy Roy for Resolution)

Audience members said "quirky, funny and accessible" and "a funny voyage into Scottish bizarre"

5:40pm to 6:40pm
Alex Martini is Mad About Food Alex Martini

Are you passionate about food, yet in love with Britain at the same time? This show is for you!
The craziest Italian, Alex Martini, brings you his debut solo show 'Mad About Food'. Alex knows a lot about food, and like most Italians, he's not afraid to shout it out loud.

Constantly in and out of stereotype, this show will leave you wanting more.

Sprinkled all over with an abundance of satire, to keep it tangy and spicy.

Leave your prejudices at home and bring along a full-bodied sense of humour. Just make sure it is a bit dry.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate Nik Coppin Productions

The international hit show returns with more great comedians in a mixture of stand-up comedy and debate to find out who the best superhero is!

Whether you are a Marvel or DC fan, or don't care either way, this is a hilarious hour of entertainment for geeks and non-geeks to enjoy in equal measure.

"Super fun" **** (Clothesline, Adelaide Fringe 2015)
"You're in for a treat... intimate, fun, and enjoyable" **** ½ (Adelaide Fringe 2017)

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism Caspar Thomas

Magician Caspar Thomas isn't a typical showman, but after spending a few minutes in his wittily self-deprecating company you'll feel that you've made a new friend. If it's true to the spirit of his previous show – which we reviewed a couple of years ago – you can expect an unashamedly traditional magic routine executed to perfection, often triggering that pleasing sense that something literally impossible has just happened before your eyes. Our 2016 review praised an unexpectedly funny, crowd-pleasing show, for those who remember the golden age of magic on TV.

Caspar returns to Brighton to perform more new and classic (invented by some of the greatest magicians of the last 120 years) stand-up, interactive, before your very eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism! No suspicious looking boxes. No stooges. No assistants (glamorous or otherwise).

"Caspar’s sleight of hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen anywhere, and never attempted by the current generation of magicians. Phenomenal!" (Jerry Sadowitz)
"A master of the sleight of hand... he had them eating, almost literally, out of his hand" (FringeReview)

6:00pm to 6:50pm
Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours Guru Dudu Productions

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

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

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

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

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

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

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

6:00pm to 6:55pm
Kevin Quantum: Vanishing Point Everyday Miracle Productions

I saw scientist-magician Kevin Quantum at the Edinburgh Fringe a couple of years ago, and was instantly won over by his abundant charisma and engaging charm. His act back then was visually striking, mixing conjuring illusions with real-world science and building to a stunning finale. This new show's about the power of invisible forces; we're promised forays into physics and psychology, and a death-defying escape illusion to drive the point home. With the vintage setting of the Bosco theatre tent added to the mix, it's hard to see how this one can fail.

Following award-winning, sell-out performances in Edinburgh and Adelaide and receiving a ‘High Commendation Award’ (Adelaide 2017), Kevin makes his Brighton premiere with a brand new show. Enter a zone where the rules of nature are bent and broken... impossible illusions and disappearances brought to you by the magician-scientist hybrid tutored by Penn & Teller.

"Epic stunts" (Broadway Baby)

"Astonishing" ***** (Edinburgh Evening News)

"Will leave you picking your jaws off the floor" **** (Advertiser)

"Incredible feats of levitation" **** (All Edinburgh Theatre)

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Hansel and Gretel Smikle Dance Project

A classic fairytale re-imagined through dance. Lee Smikle Dance Project and Shoreditch Youth Dance Company take you on a heartwarming adventure of sibling friendship, body popping crows and soul-eating witches.

A dark magical production for audiences of all ages.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Brighton’s Singing Barber Peter Joannou The Something For The Weekend Show

Brighton’s singing barber, Peter Joannou, performs his latest song 'From Ma Window', from his first floor shop window in The Lanes in the 'Something For The Weekend' show.

Who will be his guest? Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley... ?

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Brighton Queen of Slaughtering Places 368 Theatre Company

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

Over the course of the last few Fringes, playwright Nigel Fairs has all but cornered the market for local tales of true crime. His scripts are always popular, balancing chilling detail and character-based insight – and the intimate, atmospheric setting of the Town Hall's old police cells adds an extra frisson, too. This time, he's tackling three real-life local murder cases, each of them involving a body in a packing trunk; we're promised a story that's historically accurate, but also has a twist in the tale. On previous form, it should be a sure-fire winner.

On 17th June 1934, a dead woman's torso was discovered in a trunk at Brighton station. The murder was never solved... until now! Come down into the darkly atmospheric police cells below Brighton Town Hall to hear the murderer tell their story...

Written by the award-winning Nigel Fairs ('In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer'), this is the sequel to last year's sell-out 'Brighton Killers', described as "a darkly enthralling immersive, immensely enjoyable theatre event" (Broadway Baby) and "well-written, atmospheric and blackly comic" (The Reviews Hub).

6:00pm to 8:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

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

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

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

6:00pm to 12:00am
The Spire Festival Bar The Spire

Step into Brighton’s most atmospheric bar. Experience unusual art, curious performance and live music every night at 9pm whilst sipping the perfect festival cocktail - and it's all for free! Kemptown's newest Brighton Fringe venue located in the glorious St Marks Chapel opens its doors every Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Of Christmas Past Douglas Walker

Christmas is a time for joy and happiness, but there is a sinister secret at the heart of the stories we tell. Douglas Walker unravels a shocking true story with his ingenious new comic play. In an absurd and incredible one-man epic, he embodies a dizzying cast of characters spanning 100 years of history. The only thing more devastating than finding out that Santa doesn't exist, is finding out that he does.

"Exceptional... characters as self-assured as they are eloquent" **** (The Skinny)
"A truly fascinating hour of comedy" **** (The List)
"A comedy adventure of discovery" **** (Fringe Guru)

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe Laughing Horse Comedy

It's a comedy bonanza!

A brand-new stand-up comedy selection from Laughing Horse. An exciting mixed bag of comedians, with top headliners and the best up-and-coming performers selected from shows all around the Fringe.

See a bundle of comics visiting Brighton from the international comedy circuit, alongside a selection of great acts from around the UK and the very best in hilarious new and local talent.

It's different at every show. You'll see something you weren't expecting, something new and maybe something extraordinary!

6:15pm to 7:25pm
Movin' Melvin Brown: Chuck Berry Lives! Movin' Melvin Brown

Award-winning entertainer and rhythm & blues legend returns to Brighton with his homage to the king of rock'n'roll, Chuck Berry. Superb originals combined with Chuck Berry classics in a magical journey performed by Movin' Melvin & The Rock'n'Roll Showband!

Hits such as 'Little Sixteen', 'Memphis', 'You Never Can Tell' and 'Johnny B Goode' mixed with dance and tap routines of the kind that have won Brown a faithful following worldwide. Bring your dancing shoes!

"Exceptional" ***** (The Scotsman)
"Singing, tapping, shaking entertainment machine" **** (Time Out)

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008 (Preview) The Rat Pack Productions Ltd

Award-winning comedian and ex-banker, Nathan Cassidy, exposes the truth behind the financial crisis of 2008. It was all down to him, if he did it.

"Such a safe pair of hands... here he ambitiously suggests he might have been responsible for the 2008 financial crash – using the same ‘what if’ logic that underpinned OJ Simpson’s 'If I Did It book'. There's a smart mischief to the material, while his piercingly sarcastic jibes at better-paid entertainers have a touch of the Stewart Lee to them." (Chortle)

Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee
Winner of Best Show at Buxton Fringe 2014-2017

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Bon Ami All In Theatre

4 stars If you believe the programme blurb, Bon Ami is about social isolation, loneliness, and the risks of living alone. Which is sort-of true, but that sounds so very heavy; I'd prefer to spin it around. Bon Ami is a sharp artistic parody, a hilarious physical comedy, and – most importantly – a joyful celebration of friendship in all its many forms. Read the full review.

Back in 2014, All In Theatre picked up the Latest 7 Comedy Award for their show Love Sick, a joyful, creative, and wilfully ridiculous take on human partnership. This year's show sounds more sombre at first, with the programme blurb highlighting the impact of loneliness in society. But they promise something "beautiful, silly and very funny" – and on past form, their mix of clowning and physical comedy should be both hilarious and heart-warming. In a world of Twitter followers and Facebook likes, perhaps this will remind us why we still need real-life friends.

We are more connected than ever but are we feeling more alone?
Social isolation, living alone and loneliness equals a 30% higher risk of early death. All In Theatre use their unique style of clowning and physical comedy to tell a story about the importance of friendship.

Winner: Best Comedy Show (Brighton Fringe 2014)
"This work is startlingly clever and profoundly idiotic, deeply mature and brilliantly infantile” (Tim Crouch)
“Utterly brilliant comic minds” (view from the gods)
“One of the ten comedy acts to watch” (The Guardian)

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ida Barr: Granarchist Christopher Green

Join the world's only hip hop pensioner and star of 'Artificial Hip Hop' for an unique game of bingo that is a multi-award-winning Fringe favourite. Expect big prizes, big laughs, communal sing-a-longs and shared joy.

"Leg-crossingly funny and occasionally heartbreakingly moving" (The Times)

6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Famous 45 Cathianne Hall

45 year old Polly adopts a child from 1945. Join storyteller Cathianne Hall to find out why. A story of numbers, neutrons, naivety and cake.

"Cathianne Hall is a magician with words and images" (The Scotsman)
"Pitch Perfect; spoken word of great subtlety and charm" (Camden Voyeur)

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Griffin and Jones: Trickorice Allsorts Griffin and Jones / Sweet Productions

4 stars It can be so frustrating, reviewing magic shows. The very best thing about this one – the thing which utterly fooled and confounded me, the thing which made me gasp with delight – is the one thing I absolutely mustn't reveal. But I can safely tell you that Trickorice Allsorts is one of the most outright-enjoyable magic shows I've seen in years: packed to bursting with high-quality illusions, and topped up by unforced comic banter. Read the full review.

The pioneers of slapdash magic are back with another mishmash of magical mayhem! These award-winning idiots have become famous for their fast banter, tight chemistry, contagious energy, and show-stopping wizardry.

"Machine-gun patter" ****1/2 (Reviews Hub)

"You must see the show!" **** (Broadway Baby)

"Very funny magicians" (Paul Zenon)

"Bizarre, hilarious, and anarchic" (Magic Night)

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Vanessa Purple Theatre

No one talks about the parents. Your only child is getting married to someone of the same sex. Oh God, what will Grandad say? We are all so busy being there for our kids, we don’t think to examine how WE feel about it. Yes, we are happy for them, that they have found love and are secure, but it’s not what we saw when they were born. We saw grandchildren and wedding dresses and, dare someone say, a normal life? This beautiful and tender examination of one mother’s thoughts as she approaches her gay son’s wedding reminds us that families aren’t perfect. But love certainly is. A must see show.

Touch tours available on request, please email samantha@purpletheatre.co.uk to book.

6:30pm to 8:00pm
Three M Egos Star Artist PR

'Three M Egos' features three diverse comedians, all in one show. Matt Bragg, Mandy McCarthy and Max Wall, bring their own skewed look at life from three different points of view. All three comedians are established comedy circuit regulars and can be seen in some of the finest comedy clubs in the country.

Matt Bragg is a cool, calm and dry comedian, with a warmth and charm to put audiences at ease.

Mandy McCarthy is a fun-loving comic with observational skills beyond compare.

Max Wall is as funny as he is honest and as emotional as he is funny. Be prepared to laugh and cry.

6:40pm to 7:40pm
The Conjuring Club Hubble Bubble Productions

A world of wizardry hidden inside the spellbinding Toy Museum. Discover close up magic in corners and conjure up imagination in our immersive, interactive club where the impossible seems possible. Buy tickets and receive a password to gain entry into our magical world. Family fun for everyone who can keep a secret. The company who bought you last year’s Fringe sell out show Spin: A Skatepark Adventure.

"Remarkably original, finely acted drama... well worth four stars, going on five" **** (The Scotsman)

"Real gem of the festival" ***** (Broadway Baby)

The Scotsman Best of the Fest

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

6:40pm to 7:40pm
Cooked Unmasked Theatre

A darkly-funny rom-com by Natalie Audley. Henry and Brett live together and used to be an item. Now, Brett has a date with a younger student, Adam. All is well until Brett is called away on business, leaving Henry and Adam to see what they have in common, if anything. Directed by Richard Evans-Thomas.

One of the winners of last year's Rialto Theatre Scratch Night, 'Cooked' is Unmasked Theatre's second offering at this year's Brighton Fringe. Previous company credits include the smash hit 'The Writers' Bloc' (shortlisted for Best New Play, Brighton Fringe 2017), 'Hove, Actually' and 'Cream'.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Do The Thing: The Two Man Made-Up Musical Do The Thing

From the minds behind Brighton improv titans Off the Cuff and Blanket Fort comes a full-throttle fully-improvised musical performed in full by only two men (plus one on guitar). The plots, the tunes, the dance routines; all spontaneous every time! You cannot miss out on this.

Do the Thing are Simon Plotkin (Off the Cuff, Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour), Tim Meredith (Blanket Fort, Off the Cuff) and with Calum Anderson (Beardog, Off the Cuff) on the guitar

“Hilarious, intelligently delivered and well put together. Classic comedy gold” ***** (Latest 7)
**** 'Highly recommended' (FringeReview)

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Dunce Tank Dunce Tank

Fraser Geesin and Matt Banks are back after their 2016 Brighton Fringe show. “We changed so many peoples’ lives and saved so many animals that year that we had to come back and do more” says Geesin. “It’s our duty to the human race and to all the animals on the planet” adds Banks.

Comedy to open your heart and make you weep joyously whilst saving animals.

Games! Songs! Violence!

“Strange nonsense, indeed, and presented with a weird charm” (Chortle)

“Cracking gags turning on a smart use of language” (Chortle)

7:00pm to 8:25pm
Only in Brighton! Only in Brighton

What connects Abba and the Portuguese Revolution? Mount Everest and a supermarket in Hove? A stained wall and the genesis of a worldwide retail brand? What's the story behind a same-sex wedding in 1923? Britain's 'most useless' monarch? And why is my charming Regency property damp and crumbling?

Discover the real spirit of Brighton in a lively, funny and informative quest to uncover what makes this city unique - and a little bit weird.

Winner of 'Unique Experience of the Year for Brighton' 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Awards

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

Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years, the Lady boys ‘Wonder Women’ tour takes the UK's number one cabaret show to a new level. With some of your favourites from the last 20 glorious years re-imagined, added to new scenes of spectacular costumes, choreography and of course hilarious comedy! The glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of Las Vegas, with more songs and big-scale musical production numbers than you could point a perfumed glove at. A cabaret like no other cabaret, performed by girls like no other girls!

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

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

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

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

7:00pm to 7:55pm
Heidi vs Sharks: Work in Progress Heidi Regan

Heidi Regan, winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2017 and So You Think You’re Funny? 2016, explores our increasingly confusing world via the medium of shark films.

Warning: If you don't like footage of sharks biting people there will be a minute or two of this so you can come and close your eyes for those bits or else avoid the show entirely. The footage is much more silly than scary, but you might be really scared of sharks... although not scared enough to avoid a show with 'sharks' in the title.

Hey, people are complicated. No judgement here. No judgement, but lots of sharks!

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Adventures of Robin Hood JW Productions

Prepare your family for a thrilling adventure as Robin and his merry band whisk you to Sherwood forest and rise up against the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham! Expect boo-able villains, thigh-slapping songs, narrow escapes and daring escapades! Bring a picnic and enjoy a unique outdoor adventure!

Previous productions: 'The Wind in The Willows' and 'The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio'.

"What family theatre should be... Outstanding" (FringeReview)

"Shimmers with theatrical magic" (The Stage)

"A fun, heart-warming and inclusive production" (Child Friendly Brighton)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00pm to 8:35pm
Candide Brighton College (Drama Department)

Candide is an optimist. A dreamer. He believes that everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. But that belief is about to be tested as Candide's comfortable life is overtaken by an endless barrage of misfortune.

As his world collapses around him, the story travels across the centuries to new locations and parallel universes.

How will Candide's optimism fare when it collides with life in the 21st century?

7:00pm to 8:00pm
AGM Comedy AGM Comedy

Brighton Fringe 2016 Audience Choice award-winners Steve Adams, Colin Galletly and Johnny Murph return from their sell out 2017 run as the entity that is: AGM Comedy.

Another year older and still none the wiser, they will perform 50 minutes filled with jokes, stories, gags and puns. Do you want searing political satire? Deep insights into the human psyche? A glimpse of the meaning of life? Then sadly you are looking in the wrong place! However If you want silliness, good humour and laughs then join AGM Comedy!

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Black White with a Hash Brown Joe Bains

A tale of three colours.

The show starts as pristine white in Bethnal Green and devolves to brown in Whitechapel, finally complete blackness in the heart of Leyton; it looks at ourselves and at society through our filters of colour.

7:00pm to 8:40pm
The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers Fabulous Bäckström Brothers

UK premiere of the Finnish international musical-comedy hit, combining opera, pin-sharp musical variety and stomach-crampingly funny physical comedy, directed by Spymonkey’s Toby Park and Aitor Basauri.

Baritone Jouni Bäckström has invited his brother Petri to spend some quality time cruising across the States, as only opera-singing brothers can, on the famous Route 66. Petri has other ideas - in order to rehearse his big role as Siegfried, he has brought his pianist Jukka Nykänen with him, who is working on his magnum opus The God Particle. Richard Wagner meets Johnny Cash in a Ring of Fire.

This production is part of Brighton Fringe's Finnish Season 2018.

7:00pm to 9:30pm
A Musical History of 24 George St, Brighton - and Other Shows The Bom-Bane Family Players

Jane Bom-Bane is a well-known figure in Brighton, both for her magnificently wacky restaurant – which comes complete with mechanical tables – and her eclectic musical shows. This year’s event is a reprise of a 2011 hit, which tells the story of the building itself and the many people who've lived there over the years. The tale unfolds over a meal (included in the ticket price) and, if it's like last time, waiters and waitresses will dip in and out of character to entertain you with a song. Capacity's obviously limited, so book ahead.

By popular demand! Original musical journey from 400 AD Boerthelm's Tun to present day Bom-Bane's, with portraits of all the colourful inhabitants along the way. Meal included. See www.bom-banes.com/brighton-fringe-2018/ and for other May shows: Nick Pynn 3,5; Kate Daisy Grant 4,5; Rachel Blackman/Foz: The Sparkling Darkness 6,7; Becca Dyer 8; Prof Hawley's 60s Acoustic Jukebox Sing-along 11; Los Bonobos 13; Silver Swans 15; Jo Neary 17, 31; I’m This I’m That play Moondog 21; George Egg/Jon Hicks 22; Eliza Skelton & Band 24. All £8/£18 with food. Eves 8pm days 3pm. Festifood'n'Film £7.77 each

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer Scottish Comedy Agency

A Brighton regular, self-styled "gentleman rhymer" Mr B is a doyen of chap-hop – which, in the unlikely event you've never encountered it before, is rap done in a posh accent. He's been around for ten years, in fact, and this new show promises to launch him into his second decade with the aid of some new songs, a huge moustache, a three-piece suit and a banjolele. The retro-styled observational humour is hilarious at times, but our past reviews have also highlighted his command of his musical craft – and naturally, also, his "superbly crisp enunciation".

Local treasure Mr B returns to the Komedia for more chap-hop tomfoolery. The dawn of his second decade in the game sees Mr B spread his wings musically and lyrically with songs about chivalry, pipe-smoking, fortified wine, philosophy and intimate spam emails!

"Sublime Genius" (The Independent)

"Hip-Hop comedy genius" (The Telegraph)

"A true cabaret performer" (Nicholas Parsons)

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Crizards' Cromedy Hour Crizards

Crizards come to Brighton via Thameslink with an hour of spicy cromedy concerning bronze, weevils and utility bills.

Will and Eddy (the Crizard boys) are an offbeat double act specialising in bulletproof patter and inventive audiovisual happenings. A treat for your ears, eyes, heart, brain (nice memories), legs, arms, friends and wallet (free show).

Crizards were awarded third place in the Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off 2017, and are the stars and administrators of the monthly Crizards’ Cromedy Crub.

7:30pm to 9:00pm
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens Showdown Theatre Arts

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens’, a dramatic, powerful and emotionally intense piece inspired by the AIDS memorial quilt and celebrates those who have lost their lives to AIDS. A series of heart-rending monologues and songs representing the stories of 30 individuals from all walks of life including those who contracted the virus from various sources and also of friends and family members dealing with the loss, told in free verse with a blues, jazz and rock score.

Performed by an international cast from Showdown Theatre Arts and Baltimore School for the Arts.

7:30pm to 8:40pm
The Woman Who Conceived The Pill Brass Tacks Theatre

It's 1918, and a woman who adores men is dreaming of 'a pill taken like aspirin' to free women sexually and choose when to have children. But contraception is illegal in the USA and science doesn’t have the knowledge.

What’s a girl to do? Battle the establishment, of course! And hire scientists! Oh and don’t forget to seduce men like HG Wells! Protest, tragedy, laughter, love and pills entwine to craft a compelling solo show spanning Mrs Sanger’s extraordinary life.

You will never forget her, she’s 'The Woman Who Conceived the Pill'.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Ghost Sexxx Ema Boswood

if u like someone nd they dont text u back after u’ve had sex dw cos they must just b a ghost x

'Ghost Sexxx' is a performance which parodies paranormal techniques in an attempt to reach through to the other side, the ‘other side’ being the people who have ghosted Ema in the past.

The show takes a comedic look at the newly-coined term ‘ghosting’, which means when a person you’re dating simply stops replying to your texts/calls. Ema carries out a seance, tells a ‘ghost story’ and has a sexorcism, all the while taking a refreshing and ridiculous look at the experience of rejection.

7:30pm to 8:20pm
Nik Coppin: Shark (Work in Progress) Nik Coppin Productions

He told a silly joke one night at a show in Australia and the events thereafter were rather confusing. Watch the globetrotting stand-up comedian analyse those events, jokes and comedy to hilarious effect.

There is no shark...

"Amazingly funny stories... wickedly clever insights... super funny, super fun and charisma up the wazoo" **** ½ (Melbourne Comedy Festival)
"Fast and funny... the audience loved it... sweetly, wildly hilarious" **** (Adelaide Fringe)
"Fast paced, witty, fun and amazing, all without any pretension" **** 1/2 (Melbourne Comedy Festival)

7:30pm to 8:45pm
Ghost Walk of the Lanes Ghost Walk of the Lanes

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

'Ghost Walk of the Lanes' is a 75 minute tour of Brighton's oldest and most haunted quarter where hardly a street or lane does not have a spectral connection. Join Silas, Jasper of Ebenezer, all suitably dressed in full Victorian attire, and hear tales of hideous apparitions, poltergeists, gruesome murders and wandering spirits.

Tours also embrace much of the history of The Lanes. Stories are all based on long-established accounts of hauntings but are delivered with a good deal of comic respite.

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Livin' Larger Than Life South London Jazz Orchestra

The SLJO are back with an all-new set featuring tunes from the golden era of Big Band and other jazz classics. Favourites on the London jazz circuits, the band will perform chart-toppers popularised by the Big Band greats, including Basie, Kenton and Ellington.

7:30pm to 8:25pm
Ella Woods: Wing Defence Ella Woods

A comedy show about sport by someone who hated it.

Ella has been twice nominated for BBC New Comedy Awards, heard on BBC Radio 2 and 4Extra, and was the ‘Best Cricket Bowler in Sussex' (3rd place, Girls under-12s, 2000). She is also part of Soho Theatre's Comedy Lab.

Ella grew up just outside Brighton, and spent a lot of PE lessons "running" along the Downs. She's thrilled to be performing at Brighton Fringe, least of all so that her old PE teacher can come and see what she’s getting up to now.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Brighton Queen of Slaughtering Places 368 Theatre Company

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

Over the course of the last few Fringes, playwright Nigel Fairs has all but cornered the market for local tales of true crime. His scripts are always popular, balancing chilling detail and character-based insight – and the intimate, atmospheric setting of the Town Hall's old police cells adds an extra frisson, too. This time, he's tackling three real-life local murder cases, each of them involving a body in a packing trunk; we're promised a story that's historically accurate, but also has a twist in the tale. On previous form, it should be a sure-fire winner.

On 17th June 1934, a dead woman's torso was discovered in a trunk at Brighton station. The murder was never solved... until now! Come down into the darkly atmospheric police cells below Brighton Town Hall to hear the murderer tell their story...

Written by the award-winning Nigel Fairs ('In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer'), this is the sequel to last year's sell-out 'Brighton Killers', described as "a darkly enthralling immersive, immensely enjoyable theatre event" (Broadway Baby) and "well-written, atmospheric and blackly comic" (The Reviews Hub).

7:30pm to 8:30pm
MoMent-Us! MoMental

The self-styled "MoMentalist" Phil Ainsworth combines two genres not often seen together: motivational speaking, and stage magic. It doesn't immediately sound like a promising combination, but our review of his show last year praised both aspects of his work. He shares simple, verifiable techniques you can apply to life's problems – and he performs some impressive mind-reading tricks too. Even better, he's a genuinely likeable performer, on a warm-hearted mission to make the world a slightly happier place for us all.

The world's only motivational mind-reader returns to Brighton Fringe, but this year, it's momentous! Dangerous stunts and death-defying spectacles performed for your entertainment, Phil attempts to stay 'in the moment', and read your mind to avoid career-ending injuries, or even death!

If that wasn’t enough, Phil will also be teaching you how to overcome your self-limiting beliefs, achieve your goals in life, and push through your sticking points. This will be your 'MoMent-Us' Experience!

7:30pm to 9:25pm
Choral Spectacular: St Mark's at St Michael's: The Venetian Renaissance Music at Saint Michael's

Choir Byrdsong sing music by Willaert, Gabrieli, Bassano, Lassus and more. The music of St Mark's Venice comes to the glorious acoustics of St Michael's, Brighton. Specialists in Renaissance music, Byrdsong have sung Parsley's Lamentations and Brumel's Missa Et Ecce Terrae Motus.

Katie Hawks, director, is a history graduate and teacher, and specialises in the music of the 15th - 18th centuries. Katie has given talks and published articles on Handel, conducted several of his operas and oratorios, and has written about the music of the renaissance. Katie has performed music from the Ranworth Antiphoner.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Adam Hess Adam Hess

I have grown two inches this year and I have no idea why. I don't even really like doing stand-up. I'm just going around the country doing shows in the hope that a scientist will be in the audience and offer me an explanation. My doctor doesn't believe me, and fair enough tbh, but it's honestly true. This year I did stand-up on a TV show called 'Tonight at the Palladium'.

"For high quality gags per minute there is no better comedian" (The Independent)
"I've seen few shows that are funnier" (The Times)

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Bosh & Babbs Beyond Retro

Join comedy duo Bosh & Babbs (Jessica Boshier & Kylie Babbington) as they take over Beyond Retro with a brand new sketch experience filled with their outlandish characters premiering at Brighton Fringe.

Each ticket includes a one-hour post-show Bosh & Babbs smash hits disco, starting your night off with your favourite 90s/00s pop hits!

7:45pm to 8:40pm
BODYMAP: Glitta Supernova The Glitta Supernova Experience

Cult pioneer of sexual performance art, Glitta Supernova has thrived independently, producing originality for over 20 years. One of Australia’s key underground culture shakers and creator of Australia’s first burlesque club 'Gurlesque'. Working class Dutch roots, with an anti-establishment message that wants to reach in and shake you.

This is outsider art without trying to be, this is what happens when an original 80s punk makes it through the vortex into 2018. Satirical, personal, political storytelling packed with puns, pussy and possibilities.

Experience the iconoclastic visionary of tits and art.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Viv Groskop: Vivalicious Viv Groskop

Following the success of 'Say Sorry to the Lady' (2015), 'Be More Margo' (2016) and 'Anchorwoman' (2017) at The Stand comes a brand new show from Viv Groskop, star of BBC1's 'This Week' and BBC Radio 4's 'It’s Just a Joke, Comrade'.

In this age of therapy and reinvention, Viv's new work-in-progress is about being the best version of yourself you can be. In Viv’s case - her most Vivalicious self. Or does there come a time when you should just give up and accept you are not that great a human being and never will be?

"Fresh and original" (Sara Pascoe)
"Viv is brilliant" (Jo Brand)

8:00pm to 9:30pm
Boxes Purple Theatre

Are you black or white... girl or boy... straight or gay? Well? Or doesn’t it matter? Oh, it matters! Purple Theatre are dedicated to exploring the world of race and gender neutrality, the ‘no man’s land’, as it were, of identity. 'Boxes' drops you energetically into the world of two people who, faced with the task of organising a loved one’s affairs after their death, discover a wealth of information about their family and themselves. Featuring music, movement and sharp dialogue, the two polar personalities clash as they realise they are very different and exactly the same. Strap yourself in.

Touch tours available on request, please email samantha@purpletheatre.co.uk to book.

This project is supported by an encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe bursary.

8:00pm to 8:50pm
Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours Guru Dudu Productions

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

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

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

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

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

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

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Brexit Blues Blues and Burlesque

French cabaret star Oriana Curls, acclaimed 5-star ‘Piaf remembered’ (Edfringe 2017) and singing judge on BBC TV show ‘All together now', contemplates the future with ex-Dexys piano-man Pete Saunders. New takes on chansons and some brilliant original songs in this light-hearted look at a serious subject.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
My Divorce Runneth Me Over Joe Bains

Joe, Jack and Kelv look at life in the divorced lane from arranged to deranged and ending up at the Amethyst anniversary.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Goodbye Rosetta Hungry Wolf Visionary Youth Theatre

Hungry Wolf VYT return to Brighton Fringe with another original piece of cutting-edge theatre. Keisha and Mo are foster sisters, they are also the misfits. When Mo’s depression makes the ground give way from under her, Keisha struggles to understand the illness that seems to be devastating the lives of the people she loves.

Goodbye Rosetta is a fast-paced and warm-hearted look at the lives of a group of teenagers on the verge of adulthood, trying to come to terms with the challenges that mental health can put in the way of embracing what the future – and the stars – have in store.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Tits in Space LoveHart Productions

'Tits in Space' - are they idiots or are they boobs? A sketch show involving two idiots, some space, emails, death, plankton, voiceovers, and boob hats.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Ben Carter: How to Approach People and Make Friends GOT HAM comedy

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

8:00pm to 9:00pm
The Kurious Kabinet of Dr Katterfelto Do Science Ltd

Two centuries ago the showman, scientist and charlatan 'Doctor' 'Professor' 'Colonel' Gustavus Katterfelto, claimed inventor of the 'solar' microscope and the aerostat was renowned for his proetic, stenographic, balensical and caprimantic delights.

Since then his exploits have fallen into the dust of collective forget.

Armed with strange and wonderful equipment and equipped with exotic specimens, he ushered in the age of discovery.

See insects the size of dogs, marvel at the levitating balloon, tremble before the demonic cat.

Great wonders! Strange wonders! Unearthly wonders! Hidden wonders!

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Slipskin Sami Stone

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

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

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

Bring love, bring hope, bring a dictionary.

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

8:05pm to 9:15pm
Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears The Wardrobe Theatre

The silver-tongued Goldilock can see that her days of selling moody goods on the cobbled streets of East End London are numbered. But when circumstances leave her on the run from a pack of bears and badly indebted to a notorious gangster, will our young heroine be able to raise the needed ‘bees and honey’ in time and avoid doing porridge?

An original alternative comedy - an ill-fated fusion of the classic fairytale with 1998’s cult cockney caper to create something new, exciting, smart and very, very funny.

"Clever, silly and uproarious!" **** (Reviews Hub)

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 9:30pm
Grace Katie Reddin-Clancy

In an old regional theatre, Alfie, a comedian who performed as the male half of a double act re-enters the stage... as Zora, a woman. A charming, funny rollercoaster through show business, gender, spirituality, identity and love. An important statement about gender fluidity and stage fright. “Solid comedy chops... a powerful and provocative piece of theatre” (Broadway Baby). “A remarkable, versatile talent who sets a very high bar indeed” (Herald Sun). “Acting and delivery were superb. Her brilliance shines in the details... The writing was clever, authentic and witty (The Advertiser). Dir: Peter Blackburn, Consult. Dir: Colin Watkeys, Dramaturge: Logan Murray

Edinburgh Preview

This project is supported by an encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe bursary.

8:30pm to 9:30pm
Mao That's What I Call Music! Andyland Productions

Following sell-out shows at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe for ‘Never Mind the Cossacks' (Brilliantly conceived Fringe Guru); Communist Crooner Des Kapital (Winner Gulags Got Talent) story sings the story of Mao’s China, using music by Adele (Hellish), The Smiths (Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Mao), Drake (Hotline Beijing), Robbie Williams (Engels), and lots more.

Perfect for entertainment or revision. Simply Red!

With award-winning comedian and teacher, Andy Thomas (Crimes Against Humanities Teachers).

Dead sparrows not included. Mass participation expected

8:30pm to 10:30pm
Doppel Dietrich Patricia Hartshorne

Glamour, talent and a penchant for men's clothing. Humorous and haunting taste of Marlene Dietrich, through the life, loves and songs of this bisexual Hollywood legend.

Award-winning performer Patricia Hartshorne doubles as Marlene, entertaining with anecdotes and Dietrich classics including: 'Lili Marleen', 'Die Fesche Lola', 'Falling in Love Again', 'La Vie en Rose', 'Boys in the Back Room', 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone', and many more.

Are you up for some 'doppel strength' Dietrich? Meet the woman who answered to nobody - not even Adolf Hitler!

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Sean McLoughlin: Living Well Is The Best Revenge Sean McLoughlin / PBJ Management

The battle for happiness has been won but there were casualties. New hour of stand-up from an "impassioned and uniquely brilliant talent" (The List) and Ricky Gervais tour support.

Star of Russell Howard's 'Stand-Up Central', 'Live At The Comedy Store' and 'Brexit Stage Left' on VICELAND.

**** (The Scotsman)

**** (Chortle)

**** (The Skinny)

"The best comedian you haven't heard of" (Time Out)

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Jay Cowle: Work In Progress Jay Cowle

Jay Cowle is a stand-up comedian and day dreamer which is all very nice until he wants to get something done, but things are changing. This time he's not wasting the day pretending to be a wizard. Now he's going to go outside and be a wizard.

9:00pm to 11:00pm
Glen Richardson: The Human Jukebox The Rialto Theatre

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

9:00pm to 10:30pm
La Clique Spiegeltent International Pty Ltd

If I've got my sums right, this is La Clique's fifteenth year on the festival circuit – and they've consistently picked up four- and five-star reviews for their spicy mix of circus, cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque. You can expect a show that's a little bit racy, a little bit subversive, and crammed with a lot of variety – as a series of acts takes their turn in the spotlight, accompanied by a live house band. Tickets aren't cheap in Fringe terms, but you get ninety minutes of solid entertainment, and the bedrock of a good night out.

The international sensation 'La Clique' returns to Brighton after far too many moons... with an amazing lineup and seven-piece band. Far more than the original indescribably bizarre cabaret sideshow spectacular; 'La Clique' keeps pushing the boundaries of new vaudeville and subversion with a show that is every bit live concert as adult variety show. From the subterranean world of circus, comedy, cabaret, variety, magic, burlesque and subversive performance clubs.

"What a show... sexy and saucy, glitzy and glittery, naughty and... " (Edinburgh Review Christmas 17)
"Turns up the heat... a triumph!" (The Stage)

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Tina C's 20:20 Vision Christopher Green

Tina C is the multi-award-winning country music singer who went from white trash almost to the White House. In her sensational autobiography 'Complete and Utter Country' she outlined her two failed bids for the presidency. In this new show she reflects on being John the Baptist to Trump’s Jesus Christ, which is something she is not pleased about.

How much does Donald J. owe to Tina C?

She gave the world the idea that deluded self-made billionaires should rule instead of politicians, and she's not missing out next time. Come and witness a woman whose time has come!

9:00pm to 9:50pm
Camp Be Yourself BOX. Theatre Company

Welcome to Camp Be Yourself, for those of you that can’t be yourself in real life, you camp be yourself here! Close your eyes. We’re not in England anymore, we’re in a small remote town on the east coast of America. Say, New Hampshire? Maine? The Adirondacks? A place full of nature, friendship, and bug juice. This summer American camp counsellors, Emily and Betsy, will help you figure out life, while trying their darndest not lose their campers, or their minds. This surreal two-woman comedy blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, exploring the mental unrest of being an 'adult'.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Michael Mooney: Wave Machine Bin Lid Company

Michael Mooney hails from Glasgow but has been living in Brighton for 15 years. Join Michael on a wavey adventure exploring Brighton hedonism, southern wetness, colourful relationships, love, and his attempt to graduate from being a scared wee boy under the facade of masculinity. The format is straight-talking, free, stand-up. Absurd laughter and connection for all those inclined.

9:00pm to 10:30pm
BOY HyperFusion Theatre Company

This is Joe's story. Four friends. A party. A harmless joke that becomes something more sinister. A tragic escalation of events with life-changing consequences for all involved.

'BOY'.
Who am I?
And is that ok?

9:00pm to 10:00pm
A Gay and a NonGay A Gay And A NonGay

In a time when we’re all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power 'A Gay & a NonGay' challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are, or what you’re into (Bruce Springsteen or Britney), love is love and gays and nongays can be friends.

Join James Barr and Dan Hudson for a live show based on the massive LGBT podcast that the Radio Times call "One of the most fundamentally kind and funny podcasts in Britain". Covering it all from nongay perceptions of gay people (and vice versa), sex, and getting your douche through airport security!

9:05pm to 10:05pm
A Really Really Big Modern Telly Stokes & Summers

"Gone are the days of leaving the house to be entertained. We’ve got something new, something the dusty stage and movie theatre can’t offer, and best of all, it now stars you".

A double bill of comedy plays simultaneously celebrating and condemning modern life, sandwiched in sketches. An 80s re-imagining of the myth of Narcissus, and a contemporary fable, blending live theatre and projection, questioning what happens when the consumer becomes the consumed...

"Move over French and Saunders; Stokes and Summers are in town!" (Highly Recommended: Fringe Review)

9:15pm to 10:30pm
You Can't Watch This Play (Again) Something Underground Theatre Co.

Inspired by The Fool, Now, (& Death?).

Multi-award-winner, Jonathan Brown, takes you on a wildly subversive, newly-discovered-each-performance journey, with live musical score (David Molz) and in-the-moment plunges into worlds you’ve been told 'do not exist!' (and to shut up about them).

"Just peering over the dizzying edge of Brown’s sad, funny, mad world is a rush.” (The Stage)
“We are very lucky to have an actor like Jonathan Brown on our doorstep” (Britt Forsberg)

9:15pm to 10:15pm
Wratten & Robson: Juxtaposition Wratten & Robson

Juxtaposition is a show about how one man's misery can be another man's joy.

Martin Wratten (South Coast Comedian of the Year 2017, Hastings Fringe Newcomer of the Year 2017) and Ben Robson (GOAT Comedy and a bloody nice guy) combine to bring you an hour of comedy so fun, you'll be lucky if your jaw doesn't fall off.

Lively and deadpan styles collide in this work in progress show.

9:15pm to 10:05pm
Isobel Rogers: Elsa Isobel Rogers

Half-hearted waitress Elsa works in a cafe, eavesdropping on overly-earnest coffee chats, regretful memories of the night before, and exhausting tales of the rat race, as she struggles to make sense of a world that doesn’t feel like her own. In this comedy cabaret, Isobel Rogers seamlessly transitions between character comedy, hilarious satirical songs, and off-the-cuff stand-up to transform into characters who conceal their truth. With her unique lyrical songwriting, Rogers finds deeper meaning in our everyday obsessions and aspirations, asking us to question what it means to be a young woman.

9:30pm to 10:50pm
Blues and Burlesque 70s Soireé Blues and Burlesque

70s themed Cabaret with saucy, sexy live original music. After sell-out runs in London, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Perth and Brighton now back at the Rialto Theatre.

Music from ex Dexys piano-man Pete Saunders, plus comedy and Burlesque from Lady Beau Peep and Bruise Violet.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Kerplunk! Clutching at straws and trying to keep hold of their marbles

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

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

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

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Circus'sission: Those That Made the Cut! Head First Acrobats

3 stars The atmosphere was lively for this variety show, and the compère made it seem as if we'd been invited to a party – a party which included, amongst other things, acrobats, magicians, comedians, and lots of hoops of various sizes. The programme is different each night, but it's always hosted by acrobats from Aussie company Head First. Read the full review.

A variety mash-up of circus superstars, Spiegeltent legends and the hottest acts of this year's Brighton Fringe. Presented by your favourite Aussie acrobats, the boys from Head First. With a rotating cast each night, different fringe artist guests get to showcase their best, weirdest and most hilarious talents, backed up by the incredible acrobatics and comedy of the Head First Acrobats.

A little bit raunchy, a little bit weird, and a whole lot of fun.

9:40pm to 10:35pm
It Never Rains: 2016 in Review Daniel Searle

Despite accidentally catching cancer, lunch poet Daniel Searle was one of the few people to not die in 2016. Through a series of spoken word pieces he looks back at the year in which a series of icons passed away, people voted for chaos in various forms, and he massively crapped himself after realising for the first time that he wasn't actually immortal, despite being as ginger as Highlander.

A comic reflection on death and the destruction of unity, art, and society, with occasional bouts of maudlin introspection and self-pity, this is one for all the family.

9:45pm to 10:30pm
Don't Worry Be Yoncé (XS) Performance Kollektiv Pony Camp

Diva, queen, sex bomb, mother, business woman, wife, feminist – #FLAWLESS.

She is everything.
She has everything.
So why not become her?

Let Us Upgrade U: 'Don't Worry Be Yoncé (XS)' is an easy, step-by-step tutorial (beginner/intermediate/advanced) on how everyone can become Queen B.

Liberté, Egalité, Be Yoncé: Because everyone deserves to be Bey.

This productions is part of Brighton Fringe's Dutch & Flemish Season 2018.

9:45pm to 10:40pm
The Maydays present: Happily Never After The Maydays

One of Brighton's many resident improv troupes, The Maydays are no strangers to the Fringe; they've earned five stars from us and others in the past, for their entertaining mix of unscripted comedy and music. Repeating a successful formula from last year, this show promises a Tim Burton vibe, using audience suggestions to tell a deliciously gothic story which changes every night. Reviews from last time suggest they embrace the darkness of their theme – with haunting tunes and tragic melodrama taking their place alongside outright hilarity.

Award-winning improvisers, The Maydays, present 'Happily Never After'; a twisted musical tale inspired by Tim Burton and The Brothers Grimm. Starting with your suggestion, The Maydays weave a fantastical tale, dripping with black comedy, gut-clenchingly playful characters and haunting live music that’s different every time.

Following sellout shows across Europe, this deliciously dark hit returns to The Warren for a second year.

"Fantastic! Improvisational theatre at its best!" ***** (Broadway Baby)

"Certainly worthy of Burton" (Chortle)

"Hilarious!" (Colin Mochrie)

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead Show and Tell

5 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2017 Joseph Morpurgo is unlike other comedians. Every year he marks himself out with wildly inventive shows that keep the audience gripped from start to finish. Each show follows the same basic format: a flawed character telling his story using excellent multimedia effects, but so far they have all been wildly, inventively different in every other regard. Read the full review.

Joseph Morpurgo presents his masterpiece: a boundary-smashing, 9-hour adaption of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Or is it?

Outlandishly funny multimedia comedy and new voodoo from the distinguished mind of the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, three-time 2016 Chortle Award winner and BBC Radio Four star Joseph Morpurgo, featuring surreal set-pieces, vivid comic writing, subliminal pulse signals – and monsters.

"Uproariously funny – you could watch it twice and not stop laughing." **** (The Guardian)

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Josh Glanc: Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian Josh Glanc

Winner: Best Comedy Fringe World 2017
Winner: Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe Weekly 2017

After huge comedy award wins, sold out shows at Melbourne Comedy Festival and Edinburgh, Josh Glanc finally brings his "surreal and superb character comedy" (Australia Times) to Brighton. Don't miss this exhilarating mash-up of sketch, physical stupidity and song.

"Bizarre, provocative, random, clever ... go see him" ****½ (The Advertiser)
"This is great comedy, and a lot of fun" (The Clothesline)
"One of the funniest and surprisingly touching shows you’ll find"
**** (Fest Magazine)

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Getting Away Scott Free Scott Adams

Coming off the back of an international tour of Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Scott is bringing his new 2018 show to you wonderful people of sunny Brighton. A funny and warm story on how much of a numpty he truly is!

"A stylishly observational act" (ThreeWeeks)

"A barrage of quick-fire jokes" (Voice Magazine)

"Just on the right side of edgy" (Scene Mag 2016)

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Robin Morgan: Honeymoon So Comedy by arrangement with Troika

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

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

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

10:00pm to 11:30pm
Imaginary Porno Charades Sweet Productions

Oh, all right then. I've been primly ignoring it for years, but it's time I acknowledged the success of Imaginary Porno Charades – a cult hit at both the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes, which does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. Two teams of comedians take turns to mime invented titles for dodgy movies, and – in a new twist – it's kick-ass cabaret star Jo-Jo Bellini who's in the host's chair. This obviously isn't a show for the easily offended, but I've heard enough praise from both men and women to know that it's a night of irreverent ribald fun.

90 minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. You’ll be glad they can last that long! Featuring teams of performers from across Brighton Fringe, all of them ready to charade their audiences good and hard. With porno puns, sexy signals, and outrageous observations to keep you up all night, this is a game show that’s strictly adult – and if we find any prizes, we’ll give you one...

"One of the best late night shows at the Fringe" ***** (The Wee Review)

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Talking to the Dead Griffin and Jones / Sweet Productions

Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Magicians Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Using techniques from Victorian séance rooms, they invite you to join them in an unforgettable journey into the unknown. Will you face your fears and join them as they peer into the great beyond and ask the question, "Is anybody there?"

Sceptics and believers welcome.

Sold out Brighton Fringe 2016 and 2017.

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

Following yet more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, the hit show returns with yet more great comedians with hilarious material based around that most noble of pursuits - shagging!

"Some well-picked, mischievous and unburdened comedy!" ***** (Voicemag, Brighton Fringe 2017)

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

"Excellent" ***** (Edfringe.com)

"Utterly hilarious" **** 1/2 (Perth Fringe)

"The best a festival has to offer... cannot recommend it highly enough" **** (Melbourne Comedy Festival)

10:30pm to 11:30pm
The Sweet Release Sweet Productions

This is how your night at the Fringe ends: not with a whimper, but a bang! Join the hottest up-and-coming acts from all across Brighton Fringe for our late night revue. With new and established acts, and local and international performers heating up our evenings, as well as theme nights galore, 'The Sweet Release' is the perfect climax to a day of shows at Brighton Fringe.

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

10:30pm to 12:30am
Krater Comedy Club Komedia Ltd

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

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

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

10:30pm to 11:25pm
Jilberto Soto: Butterfly Jilberto Soto

Questions often arise if Butterfly is about Jilberto coming out of his cocoon and spreading his wings... No, that’s gay. It’s obviously about the hit 1997 classic Mariah Carey album 'Butterfly' so it’s even gayer. In all honesty, it’s a show that revolves around the butterfly effect, how the smallest change can make the biggest difference.

11:00pm to 2:00am
Dynamite Boogaloo Boogaloo Stu

From 1992 until 2009, the dazzling and dynamic trio of Boogaloo Stu, Dynamite Sal and Dolly Rocket ruled Brighton clubland with their riotous and playfully anarchic parties.

Following last years sell-out club night at the Spiegeltent, the legendary pop’n’cabaret knees-up is back again to give you more!

11:15pm to 12:15am
Rufus & Vendetta's Never Have I Ever... Rhymes with Purple

It’s the scandalous drinking game that reveals all the dark secrets about you and your friends. Learn (and admit) the things that shouldn’t come up in polite conversation.

Will you reveal your darkest secrets to a room full of drunken strangers? Will you earn the right to wear the 'Crown of Scandal' or clutch the 'Sceptre of Mystery'?

Hosted by Rufus Tee “Godfather of Scottish Cabaret” (Time Out London) and Vendetta Vain “Somewhere between a crack addict and a blow-up doll” (The Scotsman), plus special guests.

11:15pm to 12:15am
Everybody's Crazy... Or Maybe It's Just Me! Tasty Monster Productions

When no one else can help, there's only one thing to do. Help yourself... to the wine!

Three generations of mental illness is one hell of a party! From planning grandma’s murder to failed suicides, covert operations and street-side brawls; our family puts the fun in the dysfunctional world of depression, dementia and disorder. Mental illness sucks. Let’s find a way to laugh about it.

A quirky and comic look at the things we like to shut away behind closed doors.

A unique look at family, relationships, and the journey of life, written and performed by Heather Bagnall.

#InterventionPartay

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

The "slightly soiled bearpit of a show" (G Scene) returns. Join us for the best late-night entertainment every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Sundays of the Fringe. Featuring stand-up, sketch, clowns and cabaret and a range of fabulous hosts.

"A great place to wind up at the end of a festival night out, it's engaging, fun and you get plenty of value in a gently rowdy nights entertainment!" (G Scene)

11:30pm to 2:00am
Fringe Club: A Silent Disco Otherplace Productions Ltd

The legendary Fringe Club returns to the Warren in 2018 with it's own version of the legendary night out, Silent Disco.

With special guest DJs, fancy dress nights, takeovers and more. Everyone's favourite headphone party comes to Brighton's favourite Fringe night out.

11:30pm to 12:30am
LJ DA FUNK in... When will these fascist bastards be lined up and f**king shot? LJ DA FUNK

Remember when Nazis were only found in Germany, Austria, and Clacton-on-Sea? Well now they're in the White House, Downing Street, and Clacton-on-Sea. Join lefty libtard snowflake saviour of mankind LJ DA FUNK as he fists all those fascist f**kers in the face with his funny!

Winner: Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year
Finalist: Laughing Horse New Act of the Year
Winner: Pegasus Comedy Act of the Year
Finalist: Jaunty Lark

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

12:30am to 1:20am
Daniel Muggleton: Mouth Breather Mug & Kettle Comedy

Australian Comedian Daniel Muggleton makes his debut at Brighton Fringe in 2018! He released his debut album 'Let Me Finish' in 2017 with US label Comedy Dynamics, recorded live at The Comedy Store, Sydney. He's been invited to perform at the Sydney Comedy Festival Break Out Showcase and was selected as a Fresh Artist in 2014 and 2015. Having just moved to the UK, his blunt and honest storytelling is a breath of fresh air for audiences worldwide - don't miss out!

"Very, very funny" (Sydney Arts Guide)
"An hour non-stop of laughs" (The Plus Ones)