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10:00am to 10:50am
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch Pied Piper Theatre Company

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

10:00am to 11:30am
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

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

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

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

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

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940's when you visit our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground. Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space. Morning tours (10:00-12:00) can be pre-booked via the Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00-16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

10:00am to 6:00pm
Le Facepainting Le Facepainting

A collective of 'French' street theatre face painters! Make sure you look the part and come visit us before a show! Look for the berets!

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

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940's when you visit our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground. Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space. Morning tours (10:00-12:00) can be pre-booked via the Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00-16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

10:30am to 11:15am
Find Peace by the Beach: A free meditation event Bodhisattva Buddhist Centre

Come to the Brighton Bandstand for some inner peace. Come and listen to a short talk and a simple guided meditation to refresh and revive your mind for the week ahead and to send out some positive wishes to the people around us. Everybody Welcome

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

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940's when you visit our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground. Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space. Morning tours (10:00-12:00) can be pre-booked via the Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00-16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

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

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940's when you visit our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground. Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space. Morning tours (10:00-12:00) can be pre-booked via the Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00-16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

11:00am to 4:00pm
Unity Through Struggle Exploring Senses CIC

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

11:00am to 1:00pm
Herbie's Jazz Breakfast Herbie Flowers

Start every Brighton Fringe Sunday in the company of our very own living leg-end, bassist Herbie Flowers and his incredible bands. Enjoy the extraordinary talents of the UK's finest Jazz musicians up close and personal - and more than a bit of a chat. And probably a tune with a story...

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

Tour this iconic 20th century Modernist apartment block on Brighton seafront. Includes views from the 11th floor sun-terrace, the interior of a flat and the collection of historic archive items in areas behind the scenes. Tickets cannot be purchased on the door. Book early to avoid disappointment.

11:00am to 11:55am
A Fool and Three Courses The Good Housekeepers

A short adaptation of Shakespeare's 'King Lear'. A feminist perspective on the problems Lear's daughters face as siblings and royalty, and their relationship with their father. Part narrated through the eyes of the Fool.

11:00am to 11:50am
The Tap Dancing Mermaid Pigtails Productions

The Moon has got a story to tell about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps out at night to tap dance on the boardwalk to the sounds of the sea. She can’t tap dance at home anymore since her evil aunty banned it, threatening to feed Marina’s dinners to the dog! But then, one magical night, Marina meets a mysterious watery boy swimming alone and her life is never the same again!

With hand-crafted puppets, singing and tap dancing, 'The Tap Dancing Mermaid' is an innovative and exciting one-woman show written and directed by Tessa Bide.

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

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940's when you visit our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground. Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space. Morning tours (10:00-12:00) can be pre-booked via the Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00-16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

11:00am to 12:30pm
French & German Immigrants' Contribution to Victorian Brighton Rosalind Eyben

Before World War One most immigrants to Brighton were French and German speakers from the Continent. They included artists, chocolate makers, couturiers, governesses, ladies maids, musicians, photographers, scientists and waiters. Stroll around central Brighton with a local historian looking at where the immigrants lived, loved, prayed, worked - and if you were a waiter - struck for better pay. Learn about their largely unknown but remarkable contribution to the city's vibrant, cosmopolitan history.

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

These amazing tours only happen during Brighton Fringe. A chance to learn about the hidden places, local history and wonderful engineering of Brighton's grade II* listed railway station. Meet five minutes before the tour at the front of Brighton Station, with permission from Southern Railway.

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

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940's when you visit our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground. Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space. Morning tours (10:00-12:00) can be pre-booked via the Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00-16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

11:15am to 12:30pm
Tap Into Health (TIH): Movin’ With Melvin! Movin' Melvin Brown

Tap into health! A rare, unmissable opportunity to dance with one of the world’s most engaging performers. Dubbed one of the last great song and
dance men of American tradition, it’s impossible not to shake your hips when in the presence of Movin’ Melvin Brown. He takes participants through a low-impact, high-energy fun workout, teaching you to Tap to music and workout at the same time. Melvin says: "if you can walk, you can Tap!" All ages and levels welcome!

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

11:30am to 12:20pm
Kidocracy Sukie Productions

‘Kidocracy’ is an interactive theatre show for children aged 6+, presented by Keith Farnan ('Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow'). Appearing as his alter-ego, Brehon, an ancient Irish know-it-all, the show begins when children are told they are being given an island to rule. In just under an hour, they must elect leaders, write anthems, come up with rules that rock and deal with all sorts of crises because running the world isn’t just all fun, fun, fun: there’s stuff to be done as well.
“Artful, satirical ... with a lightness of touch and a hefty helping of roguish Celtic charm” (Sunday Times).

11:30am to 1:00pm
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

11:30am to 1:00pm
Charlie's Letters Opus Gold

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

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

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

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

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

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940's when you visit our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground. Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space. Morning tours (10:00-12:00) can be pre-booked via the Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00-16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

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

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940's when you visit our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground. Our 45 minute guided tours offer the public a rare opportunity to experience this amazing space. Morning tours (10:00-12:00) can be pre-booked via the Fringe office. Afternoon tours (12:00-16:00) are available to book in person on the day.

12:00pm to 12:45pm
Alex Kealy: Too Early To Say Alex Kealy

Comedian and vertebrate Alex Kealy presents his second comedy show.

There now follows a reading from The Book of Press Quotes, please be seated:
“Hilarious... fresh, insightful and original... a name to watch” (Fringe Guru),
"Ferociously quick-witted... flawless script" (EdFringe Review),
“A fascinating hour... marvellous stand-up” (The Skinny),
“Sure to be a hit... clever and original... Kealy’s style worked a treat” (Broadway Baby),
"Top Jokes of Edinburgh 2016" (Huffington Post and Scotsman).

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

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

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

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. While previous shows explored the lives of individual scientists, this new one promises a canter through the alphabet, with a song explaining a scientific principle attached to each letter. If past form is a guide, it'll offer an accessible insight into some genuinely brainy topics, and a lot of quirky humour too. For ages 7 and upwards.

A song about science for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs, cells and plenty more. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme.

This is the brand-new show by John Hinton, writer and performer of the multi-award-winning 'Scientrilogy of Musical Comedies' about Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. Peer-reviewed by actual real life scientists.

“John Hinton is an absolute joy... this guy could get anyone interested in science” (Adelaide Theatre Guide), "Science can rarely have been so fascinating and never so much fun" (The Stage).

12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Tim Bat Trick Show Tim Bat

Gentleman juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. But when the props (and naughty puppets) get the upper hand, frantic hilarity ensues. There's plenty for adults to enjoy and the kids have a really good laugh, egging Tim on to ever greater heights of silliness! Audience participation and hilarity guaranteed. “Highly recommended for kids and adults alike” (The Argus), “Still the must-see children’s show at Brighton Fringe” (fringereview.co.uk).

12:00pm to 12:50pm
SESKA: Fruit Salad! SESKA

When SESKA comes to town, kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet!

This show contains magic, mayhem, and happiness!

Sold out the past 3 years. Nominated Best Family Show 2015. "My kids loved him" (Jonathan Ross).

Buy tickets quick - he sells out fast!

12:00pm to 1:30pm
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 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).

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

Not sure what to see? Don't fret, we've done the work for you and hand-picked this week's top tips. Shows from across Brighton Fringe will be showcasing snippets of their work to whet your appetite every weekend lunchtime. Different line-ups every show. All for just a fiver.

12:30pm to 1:20pm
Hidden Mother The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company

This play still needed a little development when we saw it in Buxton, but it's had a almost a year to grow since then. A two-hander with themes of fantasy and madness, it has an intelligent script and a cleverly layered plot: set in mental hospital on the brink of closure, it explores themes around the loss of refuge and the end of maternal safety. Imagined alter-egos – including a Russian cabaret singer – add colour to the performance. The company's earned multiple 4* reviews from us in the past.

In her mind Diana is a glamorous singer-raconteuse at a Petrograd nightclub, and Leon her accompanist. In reality the pair are patients in a British mental hospital heading for closure. When not singing traditional Folk songs or reminiscing about her life as a Russian aristocrat felled by the Revolution, Diana is forced through psychoanalysis to confront her real memories and scars from a life with an unstable mother. What will happen to this fragile human being when the doors of her only sanctuary look set to close forever? What of her only friend?
“A quirky little gem” **** (The Reviews Hub).

12:45pm to 1:45pm
Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin Hypnotique

The theremin is the creepy-sounding electronic instrument you'll hear on the soundtrack to many a sci-fi or horror film, played without physical contact by moving your hands through an electric field. Part lecture, part gig, part comedy, this unusual show explores the theremin's repertoire and gives a witty run-down of the instrument's history. I caught an earlier version in Edinburgh – and while the theremin's a hands-off instrument, it's worth getting your hands on a ticket.

Notorious performer Hypnotique tells her personal story about the world’s first electronic instrument (from 1920s Russia) and it's influence on music today – including Led Zeppelin, Kraftwerk and Portishead.

In this multimedia talk and music performance, expect tall tales of espionage, spooky soundtracks, and her encounters with Amazonians, Bob Moog and Simon Cowell.

Hypnotique studied the theremin with Lydia Kavina, grand-niece of its inventor Leon Theremin. She's performed with The Heliocentrics, Gong and TV's James May’s 20th Century.

Time Out's Top 10 Weirdest Shows, Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

1:00pm to 3:00pm
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Interactive Theatre International

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

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

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

1:00pm to 2:15pm
Deep in The Heart of Me Behind The Lines

4 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2016 This sweetest of Fringe treats is, at its core, a straightforward love story: a holiday romance set on a Greek island, which we earnestly hope will survive the return to the rains and stresses of England.  It really doesn’t matter that the island is Lesbos, and the adorable couple we’re cheering for are a pair of gay women.  But for Janet and Rosie, the path to true love isn’t a smooth one… because it’s taken Janet a lifetime to accept her sexuality, and she has a husband and two teenage kids back home. Read the full review.

This partly-autobiographical love story has obvious LGBT appeal, but its themes are universal enough to reach and touch anyone. It tells the tale of a holiday romance, and of the long road travelled by protagonist Janet as she learns in her fifties to accept her sexuality. Punctuated by show-tunes, it's pleasingly schmaltzy on the surface, but the script doesn't shy from sexual frankness – nor does it disguise the hard choices that confront Janet on the way. It earned 4* from us on its debut last year.

A 'Shirley Valentine' tale for the 21st century with songs from the Rat Pack repertoire, ‘Sway’, ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ and ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’.

“Incredibly enjoyable, endearing, utterly believable... induces a constant stream of laughter from the audience... Hilarious script, witty, and very often heartbreaking, the play feels warm, layered, and captivating.” (Arts Award Voice).

"The sweetest of Fringe treats... Very touching, very simple, heart-rendingly delivered" (Fringe Guru).

**** Nominated for Best LGBTQ+ Show Brighton Fringe 2016.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fragments From Your Workplace Sofia Rendall

Writer/director Sofia Rendall and a cast of Sussex University students bring you a brand new satirical piece in several parts that each parody business culture and its various inadequacies. Watch as an array of awkward characters negotiate their oppressive working environments in a darkly comic play that rises in absurdity and poignancy. This is sure to be the show that launches your career!

Supported by The Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Bursary.

"An absolutely hilarious play" (The Badger).

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Playback Impro A Drunken Sailor/ Laughing Horse

'Playback Impro' plays back moments and stories from the audience. "A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. Four actors each take it in turn to direct a narrative supplied by the audience. It can be anything from a mundane event on the way to the theatre to a traumatic childhood experience. The interaction is fun, compelling and very imaginative. And the quick-witted troupe step into your story, giving it a genre and treatment in seconds - making it very slick. A show that will keep you coming back for another unrepeatable performance." (The Mirror).

1:00pm to 1:45pm
Check Out My Shirt Outset Dance

We wear the consequences of our decisions like a bad shirt.

Join two performers on a journey through an unfamiliar world as they navigate what it means to be faced with life defining decisions. Through bold physicality and a nod to fashion faux pas, Outset Dance will show you the alternative route.

1:00pm to 1:50pm
Learn To Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Come along and learn to throw your own pot on the potters wheel at the Painting Pottery Cafe! Learn a new skill alongside other beginners with one of our fabulous potters in this structured workshop that will teach you how to create a lasting ceramic piece. Our ceramic studio provides a friendly and creative space for you and friends to share a new and hands on experience together during the festival. Pots will be ready to collect 2 weeks later or can be posted for an additional fee. Places are limited so booking ahead is essential. Perfect for a couples outing or just some good old fashioned fun! Spaces are limited to 8 people per session, if booking for group it is advisable to book all your tickets at the the same time. Live audio description available on request. Please email help@paintingpotterycafe.co.uk to book in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

1:00pm to 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 2017. In 2016, 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 2017 to be even bigger and better with even more shows, performances, madness and mayhem, all packed in from 5 May to 4 June 2017.

1:00pm to 2:15pm
Mocks, Shocks and Two Smoking Coffee Cups Random Acts Theatre Company

Ever since I first discovered them several years ago, Random Acts' oddball immersive specials have been a fixture in my Fringe schedule. The style and topic changes from year to year: in the past we've had shows in cars, museums, and the breakfast room of a hotel. It's never meant to be taken too seriously and the edges are sometimes rough, but if you get into the spirit it's always good fun. And if you like, there are usually light-hearted opportunities for the audience to get involved in the show.

It's a new term and welcome to the Claremont School of Life where many a member of staff has plenty to say about their working day. Be prepared to witness ups and downs, tears and tantrums, the pain and glory of a group of people united only by counting down the days until the next holiday! And who exactly was the mysterious 'Mr Nobody' that broke the switch on the hot water urn and forgot to feed the gerbil over the holidays? All will be revealed in this interactive and fast moving fiasco, with a surprise or two along the way!

1:15pm to 2:15pm
A Bit of Magic with Stu & Friends Stu Turner

Bringing together the best comedy, magic and cabaret acts at Brighton Fringe, following last year’s sell out shows, comedy magician Stu Turner hosts a smorgasbord of variety.

London based Stu's offbeat act is sometimes silly, sometimes surreal, but always baffling and highly entertaining.

Stu has performed all over the UK, as well as being a regular in London's West End, and looks forward to bringing some of his favourite acts to Brighton.

Come along to laugh, gasp, and be amazed at this fabulous hour of fun.

1:30pm to 2:20pm
SESKA: Fruit Salad! SESKA

When SESKA comes to town, kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet!

This show contains magic, mayhem, and happiness!

Sold out the past 3 years. Nominated Best Family Show 2015. "My kids loved him" (Jonathan Ross).

Buy tickets quick - he sells out fast!

1:30pm to 3:00pm
An Dhá: Supertigers An Dhá

Follow multi-award-winning fiddle/cello duo An Dhá as they prowl through an Urban Folk music jungle, hunting perfection and exploring the wilderness of the Celtic tradition. Hear original compositions and traditional Scottish tunes, together in a fusion of sounds influenced by Jazz and grounded in classical virtuosity.

An Dhá means ‘The Two’ in Gaelic; two musicians, Fiddle and Cello, on a journey exploring life and music together.

"[An Dhá] play with bite, with craft, and with soul, the music coming from some vital wellspring within them." (Fringe Review).

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Sleeping Beauty & The Ewe's Duty Ripley Theatre

The Super Sheep are back in a new adventure! Shadwell must help three friends (a brave fairy, a reluctant sheep and a bonkers pig) save a Sleeping Beauty. Time travel, show-stopping songs, and a host of crazy characters mark a welcome return for Brighton Fringe favourites, Ripley Theatre. Come join Big Red Riding Hood for a tale of frantic fun and see if our intrepid band can find the Prince in time. Will they be thwarted by evil fairy Gravalada and his sidekick Doug the Wasp? Super Sheep to the rescue!

1:40pm to 2:40pm
Heidi Regan and Will Rowland Present: Some Comedy in a Venue Heidi Regan and Will Rowland

Will and Heidi are two thoughtful, principled stand-ups who will do anything to get a laugh, including dropping all principles. Cerebral, silly, surreal and sibilant stand-up from two rising stars, one the winner of 'So You Think You’re Funny' 2016, and the other who should be commended for his persistence.

"Confidence in her writing that was not misplaced... " (Steve Bennett, Chortle),
"Extremely witty, clever and well-executed" **** (Broadway Baby).

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Gerry Cottle's WOW! Circus Magique Ltd

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

2:00pm to 3:00pm
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!

2:00pm to 5:00pm
Northern Soul All-Afternooner Too Darn Soulful

Your chance this season to keep the faith and polish up our dance floor with Northern Soul dancing, returning for the third time at Brighton Spiegeltent. Early sell out in 2015 and 2016... Do we love it? Yes we do! We're gonna dance till teatime...

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

These amazing tours only happen during Brighton Fringe. A chance to learn about the hidden places, local history and wonderful engineering of Brighton's grade II* listed railway station. Meet five minutes before the tour at the front of Brighton Station, with permission from Southern Railway.

2:00pm to 3:30pm
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Alfie Lantern Theatre

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

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

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

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Middle Street Synagogue Middle Street Synagogues

Discover Brighton's Grade II* Synagogue (Thomas Lainson 1875). An opulent jewel in Brighton's architectural crown. Superb metalwork and stained glass. Sumptuous interior décor evolved over 40 years. Interior almost unchanged since 1915. Many artefacts donated by members of leading Anglo-Jewish families including Sassoons and Rothschilds. One of Britain's top 10 Synagogues. European Routes of Jewish Heritage nominated.

2:00pm to 2:50pm
Learn To Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Come along and learn to throw your own pot on the potters wheel at the Painting Pottery Cafe! Learn a new skill alongside other beginners with one of our fabulous potters in this structured workshop that will teach you how to create a lasting ceramic piece. Our ceramic studio provides a friendly and creative space for you and friends to share a new and hands on experience together during the festival. Pots will be ready to collect 2 weeks later or can be posted for an additional fee. Places are limited so booking ahead is essential. Perfect for a couples outing or just some good old fashioned fun! Spaces are limited to 8 people per session, if booking for group it is advisable to book all your tickets at the the same time. Live audio description available on request. Please email help@paintingpotterycafe.co.uk to book in advance.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Drawn To The Page New Writing South

An afternoon of creative writing, poetry and stories. View some inspiring paintings, try some fun writing exercise as you look at the art, and listen to our emerging writers sharing the writing they've produced in workshops. 'Drawn To The Page' is an Arts Council England funded project supported by New Writing South. We make links between art and writers, running writing workshops in the three award-winning galleries of project partners De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood Gallery and Towner Art Gallery. No previous writing experience needed.

2:00pm to 3:30pm
A Brighton Story 90 Minute City Tour www.brightoncitywalks.com

Brighton's most popular 90 minute traditional city walking tour. Perfect for visitors and residents alike. Discover secret tunnels, lost Royal romances, Jack the Ripper's favourite pub and much more on this acclaimed city tour.

Winner of Trip Advisor 'Certificate of excellence' 2016.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Pavilion Gardens Cafe History Tour 2017 Pavilion Gardens Cafe

Geoffrey Mead will be conducting a special tour dating back over 90 years of cafe and family history. This tour will take place in various locations around the old town including the Royal Pavilion, East Street, The Lanes and the beach. The price includes tea and a large cake at the cafe to finish the tour.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
The Love of Stationery Lisa Maria Berg

“I collect bags of sugar from cafes and restaurants I'm in. I have a big collection. Often I forget that I've taken them with me home and somehow, if you apply time and pressure, they have the tendency to explode ... “
'The Love of Stationery' is a one-woman dark comedy exploring the innermost thoughts of 'Woman'- a collector of common things. She works in a stationery shop. Orderly displays of writing materials, and collecting irregular verbs, are her keenest passions. But one day an attractive man walks in to buy an eraser... and it’s love at first sight.
At least for her.
Plans are devised to land this man, to make him hers. Her dreams are shattered though when he is spotted talking to Deanne... funnier, smarter and more beautiful than Woman. Deanne cannot win. She cannot.
Looks like Woman has some erasing of her own to do...

A show that leaves us rooting for the underdog, while vowing to buy our stationary online in future...

2:15pm to 3:05pm
The Tap Dancing Mermaid Pigtails Productions

The Moon has got a story to tell about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps out at night to tap dance on the boardwalk to the sounds of the sea. She can’t tap dance at home anymore since her evil aunty banned it, threatening to feed Marina’s dinners to the dog! But then, one magical night, Marina meets a mysterious watery boy swimming alone and her life is never the same again!

With hand-crafted puppets, singing and tap dancing, 'The Tap Dancing Mermaid' is an innovative and exciting one-woman show written and directed by Tessa Bide.

2:15pm to 3:15pm
Worst Birthday Ever D2 Events

Poor Lewis just wanted to enjoy a Happy Birthday, but things just went from bad to worse. Nelson and Dave will do their best to cheer him up with songs, interactive games and lots of fun, eventually.

2:25pm to 3:25pm
Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit! Eccentronic

Remember Brighton Fringe 2013? Music comedy duo Eccentronic tried to write the UK’s song for Eurovision by identifying what it means to be British, while musing on how we can co-exist as part of Europe (mainly with songs about public transport networks). Oh, how we laughed...

Don’t panic! They’re back to solve this Brexistential crisis with new songs and electro mashups on board the Brexit bus, via Kraftwerk, ABBA, and Nine Inch Nails.

Can they wow you, the jury, and save the UK from ‘nil points’, and a new Waterloo? Unleash the Neurovision hit machine!

**** (Time Out).

2:30pm to 4:00pm
Charlie's Letters Opus Gold

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

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

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

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

2:30pm to 3:50pm
And Love Walked In Wired Theatre

Wired Theatre are long-standing Brighton Fringe regulars, and have made a name for themselves staging creative site-specific works in unusual places. They take big risks which don't always pay off, but whatever happens, you can expect a quirky but meaningful show which gives you plenty to talk about. This year's production is hosted in a normal house on a "quiet street" in Hove, and explores whether it's possible to fall in love with more than one person at the same time.

How many times can you fall in love? How many people can you love at the same time? These questions arise when certain uninvited guests call, disrupting the comfortable lives of an aging psychotherapist and his charming wife. Confusion, delight and anxiety ensue. Can reason overcome insane passion or will the fragile bubble of marital bliss burst in this quirky, original production by old Fringe favourites? The outcomes can be witnessed in close-up in a quiet house, in a quiet street in Hove. This Brighton based company aims to present devised work that will challenge and amuse audiences.

2:30pm to 4:30pm
Lulu New Venture Theatre

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

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

2:30pm to 3:45pm
Lamb Chops Lamb Comedy Productions

Confused about which comedy show to see? Lamb Chops is the answer! At 2016's award winning 'Best Venue' you can devour meaty cutlets of comedy acts performing across the Fringe. MC'd by Brighton's favourite comics with a new line up every weekend, & featuring our favourite funniest people in all the world, ever! This is your Sunday afternoons sorted!

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC Edward Day

Armed with an ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge, Lecoq-trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia in an explosion of Shakespeare, live music and 16-bit ridiculousness, but can Ophelia defeat the zombie hordes and save Hamlet once and for all?

‘Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC’ is a one-person, physical theatre, spoken word mix of Shakespearean tragedies and videogaming with clowning, mime, live music, retro animation and video projection, exploring mental health and our addiction to technology.

2:30pm to 3:30pm
John Hastings: Works! Laughing Horse

John Hastings is a fence-sitting former drag queen. He will yell. He will shout. He will be proving the following people right.
"This fast-growing comic is a pleasure to watch" **** (Times), "Hastings' bold dramatic delivery is what really stands out when he is hammering a point home" ***** (Mirror), "Well crafted" **** (Herald), "This charming, lovable comic is truly engaging and well worth checking out" **** (Three Weeks), **** (Herald), **** (Fest).

3:00pm to 4:00pm
The Missing Special Pretty Villain Productions Ltd

4 stars Early on in this intricately-constructed, time-shifting play, we hear two characters discussing movies: the kind of movies where they pull the rug out from under you, revealing that you've misunderstood what you've been seeing all along. There's a similar gambit waiting for you in The Missing Special, but there's more to this show than a clever trick. It's an interesting riddle, a rewarding character study… and a parable on the way we behave towards others too. Read the full review.

We've recently awarded 4* to this intricate, gently riddling play, the latest from reliable Brighton-based producers Pretty Villain. It's the story of a mathematician called Rufus, his relationships with the people who matter to him… and a crime he uncovers, which threatens to engulf him. There's a lot of humour and some stylistic sharpness, held together by strong performances from the four-member cast. This solid piece of theatre both intrigues and entertains.

Brighton writer Richard Hearn’s comedy/drama asks the question “If you could replay a key moment in your life, what would you do differently?” 'The Missing Special' won the Rialto’s 2016 new writing competition and this is its world premiere. Produced and directed by Pretty Villain Productions themselves.

2014, 2015 and 2016 Brighton Fringe award-winners.

“Brilliant” (Plays International).
“Thoroughly professional” (Fringe Review).
“High quality” ***** (The Argus).
“Tragedy and comedy intertwine magically” (Broadway Baby).

3:00pm to 5:00pm
HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander Kriya Arts

Hip was one of the most talked-about shows at last year's Fringe, thanks to its unusual mix of licensed voyeurism and collective discovery. It told the story of a squat, the diaries its former owner left behind, and the tale of a much-loved woman's life. Last year's show was confined to a theatre, but this time it's a walking tour – visiting places mentioned in the diaries and recalling the Brighton of the Seventies. The original earned 4* from us, so here's hoping the new version is an equal success.

Award-nominated sell-out hit HIP returns as an immersive journey through the streets of 1970s Brighton. HIP explores the true story of Brightonian Anne Clarke. The discovery of Anne's diaries and letters by squatter Jolie Booth, unearthed a huge archive about the city they've lived in and experiences they've shared. Visit places Anne wrote about and learn how her life left an imprint on the city. "A hugely enjoyable, engaging and at times profound reflection on what we create and what we leave behind" (Total Theatre). "Hip is a must see show. Highly recommended" (Fringe Review). ***** (Broadway Baby).

Touch tours and audio description available as needed. Please enquire upon arrival.

3:00pm to 3:55pm
Default Friends Horace

Sibling-sketch-comedy-duo Horace are back and they’ve got some questions. Who’s the best child? Why does Dad not eat yellow sweets? And why does Mum keep referring to car parks as par carks? A new hour chock-full of silly sketches and character comedy. Nominated: Brighton Fringe Audience Choice Award 2016.

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

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

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Harp, Guitar and Poetry Saltwater Productions

Welcome to the most fascinating compilation of 2017.
Magdalena Reising is an international artist, singer and composer. She plays harp and is currently working on the Queen Elizabeth on her second cruise around the world.
Charles Antony is a popular performance poet who has collaborated with international musicians to produce stunning collections which will rock you.
Shane Hill is a well loved Jazz guitarist making a thrilling return to Brighton.
Don't miss this opportunity to chill with the best of the Fringe.

3:00pm to 3:50pm
Learn To Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Come along and learn to throw your own pot on the potters wheel at the Painting Pottery Cafe! Learn a new skill alongside other beginners with one of our fabulous potters in this structured workshop that will teach you how to create a lasting ceramic piece. Our ceramic studio provides a friendly and creative space for you and friends to share a new and hands on experience together during the festival. Pots will be ready to collect 2 weeks later or can be posted for an additional fee. Places are limited so booking ahead is essential. Perfect for a couples outing or just some good old fashioned fun! Spaces are limited to 8 people per session, if booking for group it is advisable to book all your tickets at the the same time. Live audio description available on request. Please email help@paintingpotterycafe.co.uk to book in advance.

3:00pm to 3:50pm
Silent Disco Walking Tours with Guru Dudu David Naylor

Guru Dudu returns with his hilarious dance-walking tours where 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 00’s.

Spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around local landmarks and lots of crazy interaction with onlookers. Your inhibitions will quickly melt away.

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling! Check www.gurududu.org/brighton for possible extra tours and schedule changes.

3:00pm to 3:30pm
HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation HumanMachine

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. Lonely but resourceful, Albert builds himself a friend, whom he calls A.L.Ex (Artificial Language Experiment). A.L.Ex is a small humanoid robot and a unique computer creation running artificial intelligence. The human and the machine pair up to make a show based on your suggestions. What is creativity? Could a robot play on the stage of a theatre? Could an AI have a sense of humour? Albert and A.L.Ex will make you find out.

3:30pm to 5:00pm
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities Kuan-Wen Huang

A Taiwanese gay boy who fled from his tiger mum, trained as an accountant in London, but escaped to "find himself" in Berlin, ended up performing stand-up comedy in English, in Germany.

If you think Kuan-wen is silly and weird enough, come check out the fellow favourite comics Kuan-wen has hand-picked from London's open-mic circuit for you.

Celebrate the the diversity of modern comedy in 2017.

3:30pm to 4:30pm
The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey JET Productions

On February 22nd 1952, 50 strangers gathered in the vaults of BBC Stoke to hear a groundbreaking new comedy act. ‘Umami’ were unheard of at the time but amongst the crowd were a 7-year-old John Cleese, the entire cast of the Goon Show and a starry-eyed Vladimir Putin. What they heard that night changed their lives forever as they listened to the most influential hour of radio comedy ever produced. Unfortunately, BBC Stoke forgot to record the performance so it has only been whispered about in comedy circles ever since. Until now.

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Huggers Nik Coppin

With a revolving and changing line-up of magicians, comedians, street performers, musical theatre and variety acts, this internationally-popular show is great for all the family to enjoy together.

"Music, comedy and magic kept the kids entertained... whizzed past and was perfectly timed for child attention spans... My eight-year-old absolutely loved it!" (Child Friendly Brighton, UK),

"The kids had a great time" (Adelaide Fringe),

"Great show" (The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe).

3:45pm to 4:40pm
How to be Good at Everything Next Best Thing

Do you lack basic skills? Do you want to be good at everything? Then you should watch 'How to be Good at Everything'. Expertly hosted by knowledgeologist, Katie Davison, and Jay Bennett, her friend, you will learn how to be good at everything*.

This show will change your life. For about fifty minutes.

*No refunds for those too stupid to learn how to be good at everything in fifty minutes.

"Bennett and Davison’s characters are cringingly obnoxious, frighteningly unhinged and consistently well-observed" (Broadway Baby),
"A force to be reckoned with" (Arts Award Voice.)

4:00pm to 4:50pm
Ganesha! Ganesha! Paper Cup Fables

Revered in India for centuries, known as the Lord of beginnings, the remover of obstacles and the one who is worshipped first... He is Ganesha! The god with the elephant head. When his mother Parvati is lonely she creates a child from the earth, but the boy turns out to be more powerful than anyone expected. A timeless tale of gods and goddesses, innocence, war, wisdom and knowledge. Classic characters from Indian legends are brought to life through table top and shadow puppetry, with live music. Mythological theatre suitable for everyone aged 7 years+

4:00pm to 4:50pm
Walsh & Simmons: Punel Show Lamb Comedy Productions

Ever pundered what shows like 'Mock the Week', 'Have I Got News For You', 'QI', or 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' would be like if they were just puns? Punder no longer. Darren Walsh (BBC iWonder, Dave's Joke of the Fringe) and Mark Simmons (The Mirror's Joke of the Fringe) join forces. 'Punel Show' is an experimental mock up TV pilot focused on puns and general silliness. Special guests to be announced every day. ***** (Bunbury Magazine).

4:00pm to 5:15pm
Coming Clean: Life As A Naked House Cleaner Fracas Studios

Coming Clean: Life As A Naked House Cleaner is an immersive theatre show about sexual fantasy- it's also funny and true and asks us to look at our own vulnerabilities. This piece of new writing comes from Ethan Mechare who takes you through his stories as a naked house cleaner when he moved to London from Los Angeles. Are you ready to get cleansed?

4:00pm to 4:55pm
Hummingbird Tooth+Nail Theatre Company

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

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

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

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

4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Yanks Are Coming ElAl Productions

This is the fourth show in the series 'Lions Led By Asses' using poetry, song and facts. We shall look at the aftermath of the Somme and Verdun, and facts leading to the US entry in to the war.

We will look at 1917 and the Battles of Ypres and Passchendaele, and life on the home front. We shall sing the usual chorus songs and popular songs of 1917 by Irving Berlin and George M. Cohan and poems by Owen, Sassoon, Robert Graves, Rudyard Kipling and many others.

4:00pm to 4:50pm
Learn To Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Come along and learn to throw your own pot on the potters wheel at the Painting Pottery Cafe! Learn a new skill alongside other beginners with one of our fabulous potters in this structured workshop that will teach you how to create a lasting ceramic piece. Our ceramic studio provides a friendly and creative space for you and friends to share a new and hands on experience together during the festival. Pots will be ready to collect 2 weeks later or can be posted for an additional fee. Places are limited so booking ahead is essential. Perfect for a couples outing or just some good old fashioned fun! Spaces are limited to 8 people per session, if booking for group it is advisable to book all your tickets at the the same time. Live audio description available on request. Please email help@paintingpotterycafe.co.uk to book in advance.

4:00pm to 4:55pm
Fred Strangebone's Freakshow Honky Bonk Presents

Fred Strangebone, comedian, poet and quiet loner, comes to Brighton Fringe with his "hilarious and heart-warming" show. He invites you to a sideshow tent of unsettling curiosities. Peel back the flapping canvas door and behold the freaks within.
A one-man variety show of character comedy, clowning and spine-chilling verse.
“Comedy genius” (London Pub Theatres),
“The beauty of comedy is that everybody in the room is having a great time” (A Younger Theatre),
“More laughs than a hyena on nitrous oxide” (Horror Hothouse),
“Uniquely wonderful” (The Play’s the Thing).

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Licence to Laugh Comedy Club Universal Adventurer

Comedy Compilation show of some of the best up and coming comics from the UK Comedy Circuit. Different line-up each day, all hosted by Joe Bains who grew up in the deepest darkest parts of India, and then shipped into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence.

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

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

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

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

4:00pm to 5:30pm
Singing the Silver Screen with the Close Shaves The Close Shaves

The Close Shaves brings you its unique ‘Female Barberswing’ sound with 3-part harmony Swing songs from the fabulous Silver Screen era and beyond. With the ukulele, novelty percussion and extra special guests thrown in, be prepared for these ladies to take you on a fun-filled musical meander through a magical time of movie memories, with a technicolour finale to boot!

You will have the opportunity to sing during the performance, not only in the trademark Close Shaves sing-along, but a unique chance to participate in a free workshop a few hours before the show (16:00), led by the wonderful Emily Macdonald, Close Shaves' member and musical director of Brighton Swing Choir.
Be The Close Shaves' backing singers for one night only and have your very own moment in the silvery light!
Nominated for Best Cabaret Act at Brighton Fringe 2016, this event will be the highlight of your Fringe experience and is not to be missed!

4:00pm to 7:00pm
Streamline Taxis: A Social History Since 1936 Streamline Taxis

A social history of Brighton & Hove's largest taxi company, formed by a group of drivers in 1936 using a brand new concept which changed the taxi industry all over England, spreading from Brighton & Hove to Portsmouth, Bristol, Nottingham and as far as Harrogate.

Come and meet some of the drivers from the past in images and voice.

4:15pm to 5:15pm
Louise Reay: Hard Mode Louise Reay

Experience life as an artist in an authoritarian regime. Yay!

Imagine how you'd act if you were always being watched? Imagine being an artist in an authoritarian regime? Imagine if the Chinese government bought the BBC?

Award-winning comedian Louise Reay continues to blaze a trail in 'Hard Mode', a provocative new satire about censorship - where comedy meets immersive theatre – and the audience experiences life as an artist in an authoritarian regime.

Nominee: Edinburgh Fringe Groundbreaker award 2016.
Nominee: Brighton Fringe Award 2016.
**** (TheSkinny), **** (FringeReview), **** (Mumble).

4:15pm to 5:05pm
1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox: Samantha Baines Samantha Baines c/o Hannah Layton Management

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines ('The Crown', BBC Radio, 'Call the Midwife') brings her smash-hit, five-star show to Brighton, after a twenty-eight show sell-out run in Edinburgh. Sam needs space... The final frontier one. It’s science meets funny. There will be puns, there will be facts, there’ll even be Cox (Brian). “One of the best comedians on the circuit” ***** (Comedy Coroner), “A fantastic show” (Ed Festivals Mag), “Genius” **** (The Mumble), “Multi-faceted talent” **** (Arts Award Voice), “Fabulous” (BBC Science Focus), “One hour of brilliant comedy” **** (Funny Women).

4:20pm to 5:20pm
Miranda Kane: Crossbones (WIP) Miranda Kane

Welcome to Crossbones Graveyard: last resting place of The Winchester Geese. Miranda Kane tells the story of the women who were prostituted by the church and buried in unhallowed ground, as well as many others like them throughout history.
This is a funny, fascinating tour of some of the past's of the most infamous sex-workers, with tales the history books would prefer to be kept on the top shelf...
"Kane is a thoroughly engaging raconteur and exuberant host" (The List), "Miranda is warm, charming and extremely funny... a great storyteller and is fantastic at engaging with her audience" (FD2D.com).

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Bug Camp Broken Silence Theatre

Being a grown-up sucks, so Lola is off to Bug Camp, armed with strawberry laces and Metallica frontman James Hetfield, and neither her best frenemy Jas, nor her arch nemesis Aleine can stop her. But where does that leave her grownup daughter Tilly? And what happens when hiding in the past is no longer an option?

Bug Camp is a joyful new play about the collision of imagination, memory and loss, written by Paul Macauley. A winner of the Tobacco Factory Theatre’s Script Space Scheme, it is staged by award-winning new writing company Broken Silence Theatre.

4:30pm to 5:30pm
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 last year's show is a guide, 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. An unexpectedly funny, crowd-pleasing show for those who remember the golden age of magic on TV.

Following successful runs at Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016, Caspar returns to Brighton to perform more close-up, interactive, before-your-very-eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism. No suspicious-looking boxes. No TV editing. 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!" (Magician and comedian Jerry Sadowitz).

4:45pm to 5:45pm
C'est La Vegan Laughing Horse Comedy

Award-winning comic Dave Chawner premieres his new show about turning vegan.

Looking at the origin of food, ideas and views he explores how much choice there is with so few options.

"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... hour" (Chortle).

As featured in The Guardian, The Independent and The Observer.

As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Frankenstein: Man or Monster Mad Tom Theatre

Is Frankenstein making a man or is he himself a monster? A new interpretation of the 'Frankenstein' story with a comic twist. Frank has multiple personalities, one of which is Victor Frankenstein who has delusions of grandeur. With the help of his other personalities, he builds an experiment to make life but when he finally uses it in a lightning storm a creature really is made. However, the monster has problems too and struggles to find a place to fit in. A one-person-show where each of the characters has a different mental illness based on the testimonies of real people.

5:00pm to 6:20pm
And Love Walked In Wired Theatre

Wired Theatre are long-standing Brighton Fringe regulars, and have made a name for themselves staging creative site-specific works in unusual places. They take big risks which don't always pay off, but whatever happens, you can expect a quirky but meaningful show which gives you plenty to talk about. This year's production is hosted in a normal house on a "quiet street" in Hove, and explores whether it's possible to fall in love with more than one person at the same time.

How many times can you fall in love? How many people can you love at the same time? These questions arise when certain uninvited guests call, disrupting the comfortable lives of an aging psychotherapist and his charming wife. Confusion, delight and anxiety ensue. Can reason overcome insane passion or will the fragile bubble of marital bliss burst in this quirky, original production by old Fringe favourites? The outcomes can be witnessed in close-up in a quiet house, in a quiet street in Hove. This Brighton based company aims to present devised work that will challenge and amuse audiences.

5:00pm to 5:50pm
Fish Finger Fridays Fish Finger Fridays

Big and tall sketch mates Fish Finger Fridays bring their stripped back sketches and casual musings to Brighton Fringe. Join best buds Anna, Ollie and Rajiv for an hour of irreverent, satirical and offbeat sketch comedy. "Bursting with energy, wit and genius comic timing" (Broadway Baby), **** (EdFringe Review).

5:00pm to 6:00pm
James Bennison: How to be a Winner James Bennison

James Bennison. Comedian. Winner.
As well as being an award-winning comedian, James has also won every game show in existence. Now you too can learn how to be a winner.
Do you have what it takes to win a Jamesified version of every show from the 80s (to current day) and be awarded the James Bennison Trophy for Winning?
"... a most enjoyable slice of nonsense." (Steve Bennett, Chortle), "... highly entertaining, utterly engaging" **** (Fringe Guru), "... great geeky revelry" **** (Arts Awards Voice).

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Helen and Micky's Work In Progress Junkyard Dogs Backyard Theatre

An hour of comedy from two up-and-comers, Micky Overman, "a keen comic mind" (Chortle), and Helen Bauer, "Bauer is so funny" (NPR Berlin), about life and all their feelings, which they're super excited to share with you.

Helen is a super energetic over-sharer, where Micky is honest, with a hint of darkness. In 2016, Micky was a finalist in the Leicester Square 'New Comedian of the Year' and 'Funny Women' with Helen reaching the regional finals. Both were semi finalists in 'So You Think You’re Funny'. Micky has won the 'Max Turner Prize' and Helen has been heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra and seen on BBC 3.

5:00pm to 6:30pm
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

5:00pm to 6:30pm
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5:30pm to 6:25pm
Princes of Main Princes of Main

Award-nuzzling millennial sketchboys Princes of Main present a new show for 2017. Join these three beautiful nightmares as they test-drive an hour of brand-new sketches for your amusement. Expect general raucousness, lieutenant sketches and admiral fun.
“Fresh, crafty gags for Generation Y” (Time Out).
“Very bloody funny” (Deadline.com).
“Utter genius” (Broadway Baby).
“Fantastic ... tear-inducingly funny” (Young Perspective).

5:40pm to 6:40pm
Mike Mckeon: Irish Jimmy Mike Mckeon

"Jimmy was my grandfather. He was an old rogue. A warning rather than an example. He lived in interesting times."

‘Irish Jimmy’ is an hour of storytelling, interspersed with original songs, that are poignant, dark, humorous and life-affirming. An exploration of identity, family and how we journey to who we become. This beautifully crafted show entertains and mesmerises as you travel through three generations of soldiers and suffragettes, rogues and rebels, songs and stories.

6:00pm to 7:30pm
Smoothies, Salads and Sorbets OCR Productions

Kick start your summer with Dev's fast and easy healthy recipes. Cooking workshop to taste and try out delicious dishes with a difference.

6:00pm to 6:50pm
Silent Disco Walking Tours with Guru Dudu David Naylor

Guru Dudu returns with his hilarious dance-walking tours where 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 00’s.

Spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around local landmarks and lots of crazy interaction with onlookers. Your inhibitions will quickly melt away.

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling! Check www.gurududu.org/brighton for possible extra tours and schedule changes.

6:00pm to 6:50pm
Ganesha! Ganesha! Paper Cup Fables

Revered in India for centuries, known as the Lord of beginnings, the remover of obstacles and the one who is worshipped first... He is Ganesha! The god with the elephant head. When his mother Parvati is lonely she creates a child from the earth, but the boy turns out to be more powerful than anyone expected. A timeless tale of gods and goddesses, innocence, war, wisdom and knowledge. Classic characters from Indian legends are brought to life through table top and shadow puppetry, with live music. Mythological theatre suitable for everyone aged 7 years+

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

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

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

6:00pm to 6:55pm
In Debt We Trust Bitter Abode

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

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

6:00pm to 7:30pm
Charlie's Letters Opus Gold

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

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

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

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

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Under My Thumb CultureClash Theatre & Greenwich Theatre

In a dystopian present, five women are imprisoned for crimes against society. Brought together by a common enemy and facing indefinite incarceration, the one dignity remaining to them is their continuing belief in their own innocence.

The arrival of yet another prisoner seems no surprise, just another woman brought down by the world outside, but is she all that she seems?

“Mesmerising” **** (Broadway Baby),
“Chilling, full of drama, well-acted by the six actors and extremely emotional... a brilliant piece” **** (South London Press),
“A masterpiece” (Maritime Radio).

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Licence to Laugh Comedy Club Universal Adventurer

Comedy Compilation show of some of the best up and coming comics from the UK Comedy Circuit. Different line-up each day, all hosted by Joe Bains who grew up in the deepest darkest parts of India, and then shipped into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
I'm The Hero of This Story Roxanne Carney

CTRL ALT DEL: Restart, Repeat, Restart, Repeat... Really? Again? Why isn’t it working?

This is about not knowing where you belong.

After taking a massive leap of faith and deciding to move home, Roxanne believed she had sussed it out . At every turn along a stretched out path, Roxanne found obstacles. Social, political and misogynist ones. It can’t just be a coincidence; they’ve got to be linked.

Roxanne blends theatre, spoken word and music in an unapologetically feminist show.

This is a work in progress. Supported by The Junction and The Marlborough Theatre.

6:00pm to 7:45pm
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Who Runs the World Tour Exchange Events Ltd

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

6:00pm to 6:50pm
Spin: A Skatepark Adventure Hubble Bubble Productions

A new inclusive urban sports show including parkour runners, skateboarders, BMX riders, acrobats and dancers. Featuring Rick Rodgers, the disabled stuntman from the Paralympic 'Yes I can' advert. Daredevil stunts, adrenaline fuelled fun with big beats and box jumps. Filled with anticipation, determination and exhilaration. Pushing the boundaries, testing what is humanly possible. Previous press for Hubble Bubble Productions: The Scotsman Best of the Fest: "a remarkably original, finely acted drama... well worth four stars and going on five." **** (The Scotsman), "a real gem of the festival" ***** (Broadway Baby). Touch tours and audio description available on request. Please email Hubblebubbleproductions@gmail.com to book.

6:00pm to 7:10pm
The Elephant Girls Parry Riposte Productions

4 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2016 The Elephant Girls is a one-woman show written and performed by Margo MacDonald. MacDonald plays Maggie Hale, a career criminal and an enforcer for the all-female Forty Elephants gang, which terrorised London for over a hundred years from the late 18th Century until the 1950s. This play takes place in 1937, a decade after the heyday of the Elephants, in a London pub. Read the full review.

In Edinburgh, we described this one-woman show as "brilliantly written and exceptionally performed", telling a "rich and intriguing" true historical tale. It's the story of the Elephant Gang: a forty-strong all-female criminal enterprise, which terrorised London for over a hundred years. Set in the thirties, the play fictionalises genuine narratives to explain why the Elephants drew together and stuck together – setting their crimes in the context of an age when women had few options in life.

"The most notorious girl gang Britain’s ever seen." (Gangs of London). Devious and daring; they stole from the rich and gave to themselves. The riveting story of the all-woman gang which terrorized London for over 100 years, told by Maggie Hale - the gang's suit-wearing, bloody-knuckled, girl-chasing “enforcer”. You won't be able to look away.

“Gritty, powerful, and excellently crafted.” ***** (Capital Critics Circle).
“Ferocious, charismatically intense” ***** (CBC Manitoba).
***** (Winnipeg Free Press).
**** (Broadway Baby).
**** (Fringe Guru).

Critics’ Pick and Best Actress (Capital Critics Circle 2015)

6:00pm to 7:20pm
Meet Fred Hijinx Theatre

We haven't seen it ourselves yet, but this provocative show with a puppet earned considerable acclaim in Edinburgh last year. The titular Fred is a faceless figure operated by three puppeteers, gradually learning to confront the challenges of life and make his way in the world. But things aren't easy when you need help to move around – and so, Meet Fred draws a telling analogy with real-world attitudes to support and disability. Past reviews praise both its sensitivity and its humour.

Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit.

“Prejudice against puppetry is the only acceptable form of prejudice” (David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide International Festival).

Meet Fred, the two-foot-tall cloth puppet who fights prejudice every day. He just wants to be a regular guy, part of the real world, to get a job and meet a girl, but when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 sell-out show ‘Meet Fred’ is “sharp, funny and vastly entertaining” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian).

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Sajeela Kershi: Paradise Beneath Her Feet! JAMJAR - Jews and Muslims Joined against Racism

A new work-in-progress show from this multi award-winning comedian. Growing up Sajeela was taught that all mothers should be revered, as paradise lay beneath their feet. A difficult concept to understand for a child suffering from a verucca and sweaty, smelly feet. As an adult still no sign of this elusive paradise either beneath or above the planet she, or any other woman she knew, walked on. Just painful ingrowing toenails and the equally painful realisation that as a BAME woman in the 21st century, she was no nearer to entering the level playing field in gender politics that her white privileged feminist sisters appeared to enjoy. WTF? But what about women who choose not to have children? Are they to be punished and denied paradise? Why are women in her culture either angels or devils? Isn't it time we put the needs of ALL women BAE and rid the world of unnecessary buzz acronyms?

Hilarious stand-up and true anecdotes from the crazy multi-cultural world of Winner of AWA (Acronym you can win) Asian Women of Achievement award.
Star of Edinburgh (formerly Perrier) Award winning show (2007).
**** (ThreeWeeks), **** (One4Review), **** (Broadway Baby).

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Stuart Black: Flea Circus Stuart Black

Shakespeare said the world is a stage and we are all players. Does that ring true for you? Stuart Black uses his twisted and razor-sharp humour to examine the world we live in, and look back at his life of alcohol and drug-fuelled adventures. His conclusion?... It’s more of a Flea Circus.

What the press say:
"Comic-philosopher" (Londonisfunny.co.uk),
"Pitch black but spectacularly smart" (The List).

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

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

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

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

7:00pm to 7:30pm
HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation HumanMachine

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. Lonely but resourceful, Albert builds himself a friend, whom he calls A.L.Ex (Artificial Language Experiment). A.L.Ex is a small humanoid robot and a unique computer creation running artificial intelligence. The human and the machine pair up to make a show based on your suggestions. What is creativity? Could a robot play on the stage of a theatre? Could an AI have a sense of humour? Albert and A.L.Ex will make you find out.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
This Boy Tom JW Productions

A brand-new musical by BBC Bursary winner Natalie Sexton.

Tom, a boy who lost his little brother, Alfie, in a fire a few years ago, is now in secondary school, and dealing with bullying for the burn on his face.

Jessica believes that Tom started the fire and deserves what he gets. Caiden and the boys find nothing funnier than making him feel small.

But is there any truth to what Jessica says? Will new girl Flora see Tom any differently? And is Alfie as far away as we think?

A relevant and contemporary musical story of acceptance, friendship and courage.

7:00pm to 7:50pm
Tracey Tracey Nicola Cross Comedy

Debut show from character comedian, Nicola Cross. Join lovable outsider Tracey as she spends her birthday party alone. Physical comedy that is “equally heartbreaking as it is funny” ***** (Ginger Wig). Nicola is a graduate of prestigious clown school Ecole Philippe Gaulier. She appeared in Sally Phillips' 'Smack the Pony' and 'Dances with Dogs'.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sussex Jazz Orchestra Live in Concert Sussex Jazz Orchestra

Sussex Jazz Orchestra plays exciting, driving and dynamic big-band music as well as more familiar Jazz standards with a twist. Led by effervescent trombonist Mark Bassey, the band comprises a mix of professional and amateur players. Seven saxes, six trumpets and four trombones, plus rhythm section of piano, guitar, bass and drums. They are proud to introduce some new arrangements by Mark alongside the music of Ian Hamer, SJO's founder, and Paul Busby, former director.

7:00pm to 9:30pm
Bach's 6 Flute Sonatas with The Brunswick Duo Flute & Piano Music at Saint Michael's

St Michael's are pleased to welcome the Brunswick duo to perform Bach's 6 Flute Sonatas. The Sonata in E minor, with its serene G major slow movement and the dramatic intensity of the Sonata in B minor contrast with the innocent beauty of the Sonatas in C & A. Also included are the Sonatas in E flat & E. The Sonatas will be performed on the modern flute, with piano. 3 of the Sonatas will be performed, then an interval of 20-25 minutes, followed by the remaining 3 Flute Sonatas. Complimentary local parking available on request. Please contact St Michael's Church for further details on parking.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
I, Hooky Olly Fry

'I, Hooky' is an hour-long, two-man, frantic and darkly comic quest between Olly Fry and the maniacal mad creation of J.M Barrie’s 'Captain James Hook'.

Our mission, to remember the point where we leave behind childhood... forever!

Contains strong language, awfully acted death scenes and a disgustingly cute ending.

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

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

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

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

Choose life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Only in Brighton! Only in Brighton

A fact-filled walk celebrating our unique city. Discover what connects ABBA to the Portuguese Revolution. A stained wall to a worldwide brand. Mount Everest to Tesco's in Hove. A 19th century vegetarian. Britain's oldest clown. A same-sex wedding in 1923.

"Thoughtful and captivating" ***** (Love Fringe), "Funny, entertaining and well-informed" **** (Latest 7).

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Nick Harper Nick Harper

"My musical discovery of 2016" (Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music).
Nick Harper's rich acoustic/Folk heritage (he is Folk legend Roy Harper's son) is recognised worldwide. "One of the finest guitarists of his generation, soaring vocals, epic songs" (Mojo), "Dylan for the iPod generation – Betjemen with a guitar" (Guitarist Magazine), "The Acoustic Hendrix" (Guitar). Nick has made recordings with Lana Del Rey, Newton Faulkner and Steven Wilson recently, but plays here, one man and a guitar, with a show that led to the claim: "for my money the best singer/songwriter on the planet" ***** (Herald).

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Naked Girls Reading featuring Burlexe Miss Glory Pearl

Join burlesque artist and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate, innovative show combining powerful stories, beautiful women and beautiful words. 'Naked Girls Reading' is a global performance art phenomenon that asks the audience to exalt rather than scandalize the female body. Joining them for this unique show is the cast of Burlexe, a show that brings the remarkable stories of burlesque artists past and present to life. It's a witty, pretty celebration of the feminine and feminist for lovers of fine women and fine words. Purchase a ticket for each half, or the whole 2 hours.

7:00pm to 7:50pm
James Bone's TOWNIES Bone Idle Productions

The Townie Tavern is like any regular suburban pub except, in this place, regulars include a new-age traveller, an old-skool raver and a disgraced ex-Met police chief. With each of them trying to work out their raison d'être, it makes for an interesting night in the saloon bar.

Character comedy show from James Bone.

"Had people in stitches" (Croydon Citizen).

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

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

7:10pm to 8:10pm
Blooming Mankind / Ingenious Purpose

Patrick Sandford's one-man play Groomed was the big success of last year's theatre programme, sweeping the board at the Fringe awards ceremony and earning a cluster of five-star reviews. Based on his own life experience, it was an unflinchingly candid description of childhood abuse, and the impact it has decades on. This year, he promises something a different: a study of what happiness means, recognising that trauma is hard to escape but offering hope in spite of it all.

Patrick Sandford asked 100 people "How do you know when you are happy?"

The answers - provocative, kaleidoscopic, astonishing - jump-started this crazy, optimistic-in-spite-of-everything show. Can we ever really shift our troubles, even our trauma? You must be joking. Can happiness be a key? Well it ain’t always easy but you have to try it on for size.

Patrick's 2016 show 'Groomed' won three major Brighton Fringe awards for theatre. Don't miss this one!

Note: one lucky audience volunteer at each performance will receive a full professional neck massage. No obligation.

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Kate Dimbleby: Songbirds Kate Dimbleby presents

Delightful show about the songs we all keep inside ourselves that define who we are. "With a voice of pure velvet, she has magnetic stage presence and captivates her audience" (Glasgow Herald).

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

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

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

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

7:30pm to 8:20pm
Troy Hawke Laughing Horse Comedy

Milo McCabe returns to Brighton Fringe with his impeccable 1930's throwback creation 'Troy Hawke'.

This naive yet upbeat modern day Errol Flynn traverses his way through the minefield of modern life, finding beauty at every turn, be it Waitrose, Wetherspoons or Poundland.

Amused Moose Best Show Finalist, 2011, 2013.
GQ Top Ten Edinburgh show.

"Near perfect character comedy" ***** (New Current)
"Undeniably funny" **** (Chortle)
"Beautifully written and performed" **** (The List)
"One of this year's best comedy performers" **** (Edfest Mag)
"Perfectly written jokes" **** (Broadway Baby)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Fight or Flight Productions

“I can’t know you in one hundred and forty.”
“Try”

The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. "Lemons" imagines a world with a limit; a world where we are forced to say less.

In a play that thrives on contrasts, we are made to question relationships, silence, and the fragility of language; what we want to say, how we say it, and more importantly how we don’t.

In a year saturated with questionable politics and censored thoughts, Fight or Flight presents Sam Steiner’s exploration of free speech and democracy with hope for the future and a wary eye on the present.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Singing the Silver Screen with the Close Shaves The Close Shaves

The Close Shaves brings you its unique ‘Female Barberswing’ sound with 3-part harmony Swing songs from the fabulous Silver Screen era and beyond. With the ukulele, novelty percussion and extra special guests thrown in, be prepared for these ladies to take you on a fun-filled musical meander through a magical time of movie memories, with a technicolour finale to boot!

You will have the opportunity to sing during the performance, not only in the trademark Close Shaves sing-along, but a unique chance to participate in a free workshop a few hours before the show (16:00), led by the wonderful Emily Macdonald, Close Shaves' member and musical director of Brighton Swing Choir.
Be The Close Shaves' backing singers for one night only and have your very own moment in the silvery light!
Nominated for Best Cabaret Act at Brighton Fringe 2016, this event will be the highlight of your Fringe experience and is not to be missed!

7:45pm to 8:45pm
Wake Up & Deirdrealize I Am Nincompoop

Deirdre Me is on a mission to show the world how awesome it is, one person at a time, starting with you. Hailing all the way from Texas-Tennessee, Deirdre is more magnanimous than Gandhi, sexier than chocolate and hotter than the sun. Armed with an artillery of brash, offensive charm and outlandish opinions, she is always ready to open fire in pursuit of your awesomeness.

From a first-class, Gaulier-trained idiot comes a ridiculous, improvised character show, guaranteed to take you on the most thrilling roller coaster ride of your life.

8:00pm to 8:50pm
Silent Disco Walking Tours with Guru Dudu David Naylor

Guru Dudu returns with his hilarious dance-walking tours where 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 00’s.

Spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around local landmarks and lots of crazy interaction with onlookers. Your inhibitions will quickly melt away.

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling! Check www.gurududu.org/brighton for possible extra tours and schedule changes.

8:00pm to 8:55pm
Woolly: The Morose Merino Alexander Cofield

Sarcastic, satirical and hilariously self-deprecating, Woolly is a sheep with serious issues! But he wasn’t always so... Woolly.

Witness the tale of how one sexually frustrated, 20-something Brit dealt with rejection in the most absurd way possible: by running away to a shearing shed in South Australia. What emerged was more sheep than man. Now he’s out, and he’s looking for ewe!

Nominated for Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe 2016, this one-sheep show will get you laughing within two shakes of a lamb’s tail! Don’t miss this chance to become part of Woolly’s debut UK flock.

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

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

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Licence to Laugh Comedy Club Universal Adventurer

Comedy Compilation show of some of the best up and coming comics from the UK Comedy Circuit. Different line-up each day, all hosted by Joe Bains who grew up in the deepest darkest parts of India, and then shipped into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence.

8:00pm to 10:30pm
Krater Comedy Club Komedia

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).

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Naked Girls Reading featuring Burlexe Miss Glory Pearl

Join burlesque artist and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate, innovative show combining powerful stories, beautiful women and beautiful words. 'Naked Girls Reading' is a global performance art phenomenon that asks the audience to exalt rather than scandalize the female body. Joining them for this unique show is the cast of Burlexe, a show that brings the remarkable stories of burlesque artists past and present to life. It's a witty, pretty celebration of the feminine and feminist for lovers of fine women and fine words. Purchase a ticket for each half, or the whole 2 hours.

8:20pm to 9:20pm
Nick Revell: The True and Amazing Adventures of Nick Revell on Planet Earth Nick Revell

Been in the pub a lot, preparing for when the robots take over: lot of weird stuff happening, just below the surface... Found portals to alternative universes. I'd only had a mineral water... “Comedy as genius. A true master-class! A well-deserved five stars” (The Mumble).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Relaxed performances Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun.

8:30pm to 9:25pm
Alice Marshall: Blood Vicious Productions

Critically-acclaimed comedy actress and character comedian Alice Marshall returns to Brighton Fringe with ‘Blood’, the follow-up to her smash-hit 2016 debut show ‘Vicious.’ With her signature collection of weird and wonderful characters who are silly, sexy and smart in equal measure, Alice takes a long, hard look at the darker side of humanity.
“My only hope is that Alice Marshall gets her own TV show. She’s the one you’ll be glad you saw before she got big. See this show” ***** (Short Com),
“A raised revolutionary fist towards the future of smart female comedy. Astonishing” ***** (Female Arts).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Jessica Fostekew: You Know What I Did Last Summer Jessica Fostekew

A brand-new show in preview from Jessica Fostekew. Regular host of BBC R4 Extra’s ‘The Comedy Club’ and of the BBC Radio Comedy Award 2015 and 2016, Jess starred in the 2017 BBC1 drama, ‘Three Girls’. She writes for 'Mock the Week', 'Have I Got News For You' and the amazing ‘Standard Issue Magazine’.

This time last year, one comedian did two fat, massive things. One of them nearly killed a baby. Her baby. But it’s the other one she’s mainly fussed about. What? It’s the funnier one. Rest assured, it’s shameful. A story of horror at sea. Horror and unlimited frozen yogurt.

9:00pm to 11:00pm
Stars and Stripers! The Folly Mixtures

London's electrifying Burlesque troupe are back! After their sell out premier performance last year at The London Wonderground, The Folly Mixtures wiggle their way to Brighton to celebrate everything you love or loathe about the US of A! Their unique blend of sexy and silly means you can expect everything from Vegas Showgirls to tap dancing Trumps in this fun, cheeky Burlesque Revue. Featuring Boylesque superstar 'Dave The Bear' and Cabaret legend Dusty Limits, who will guide you through this glitter filled journey, showcasing fabulous group choreography, sparkling costumes and saucy wit!

9:00pm to 9:45pm
Doing What It Says On The Tin Tom Dussek Ltd

4 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2013 A torrent of industrial language erupts from somewhere around the corner, and a burly carpenter hauls a window-frame onto the stage. With a hammer in his hand and the f-word never far from his lips, actor-playwright Tom Dussek gets straight down to work – straight into his monologue, straight into his anecdotes, and straight into a fine impersonation of Brian Blessed. What follows is a well-constructed hour of humour and poignancy, and an able riposte to anyone who’s ever caught themselves looking down on the humble working man. Read the full review.

I four-starred this funny, poignant one-man show back in 2013, so I'm delighted to see it return for this revival run. The ever-reliable Tom Dussek – known for Beowulf and The Tale of Tommy O'Quire – plays a hard-working joiner, physically strong yet powerless to improve his life, haunted by the knowledge his labour builds houses he will never be able to own. The theme's more relevant than ever, and the press release suggests the script's had a Brexit update this year. Do be warned: it's the sweariest play I've ever seen at the Fringe – which makes it very sweary indeed.

Putting his foot on the bottom of society's ladder so that everyone else can climb up, building what he'll never own, this Hercules in a Transit's side of the fence is muddy, cold and hard. But his life and loves, insights and skills, are as funny as they are sobering.

Straight and searing, honest and moving, rude and funny, this one-man tragicomedy written and performed by Tom Dussek is about struggle, wisdom, dignity and swearing. Lots of swearing.

"Moving, thoughful and hilarious" (The Argus).
"Superb" (Fringe Guru).

9:00pm to 10:30pm
You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret LynchPin Productions Theatre Company

It’s one for my baby and one more for the road in this cocktail of Jazz standards and storytelling. A new take on an old tragedy, with a twist.

Playwright/director Jack Lynch returns to Brighton Fringe after bringing 'Emily Dickinson & I: The Journey of a Portrayal' which continued to tour the UK, Europe and North America to great critical acclaim.

West End actress and singer Pippa Winslow ('The Sound of Music', 'The Phantom of the Opera') will be appearing as 'Fey'. Her last solo cabaret garnered five-star reviews. Guitarist James Shannon accompanies on Jazz guitar.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Sophie Willan: Edinburgh Preview Sophie Willan

In this highly anticipated follow up to her 2016 smash hit debut 'On Record', this exciting new voice and force to be reckoned with is back with another bold and original show.

"Deeply moving and incredibly funny" ***** (The Herald).

"An exciting new force in British stand up" ***** (London is Funny).

"Wise, confessional and bloody funny" **** (The List).

"Sophie Willan was born to do this" **** (Beyond The Joke).

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

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

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Even God Knew I Was GAY Jilberto Soto

In case you were wondering...

Jilberto is a Seattle-based comic who has brought his talents to London. He is a corporate professional snob during the day and just a snob at night. His sexual and racial (Mexican) comedic style have often been referred to as personal yet embarrassing by his older brother.

What about the show...

This show will immerse the audience explaining my move from Seattle to London, with the exploration of a gay dating struggle for a Catholic Mexican. Overall, it’s the journey to find what acceptance means within one self.

9:30pm to 10:20pm
Madame Señorita: The Expector Madame Señorita

Paula Valluerca, AKA Madame Señorita, (winner of Best Female Act at The London International Solo Festival) presents ‘The Expector’. Combining fear and fun, sexiness and madness, it’s a twisted exploration of stardom, divas and love. A surreal, musical Spanish fever dream. “Seductive horror clowning” **** (Tv Bomb).

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Wilder Stories: Rhapsodies in Colour The Old Market Ltd

Join us for a pigment-drenched journey. Have you ever thought about what the colour of love is? What the shade of rage is?

For this specially curated live-lounge podcast, we’ve invited storytellers: musicians, writers, academics and artists from across the city to share a story with us evoked by colour over three intimate Sunday sessions at The Old Market. Hosted by local singer/songwriter Chris T-T and accompanied by a live band, each night is inspired by a different hue: blue, red and green.

To find out more or to submit a story, visit: theoldmarket.com/wilderstories.

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Magnificent Bastard Productions

This one’s the guiltiest of all pleasures, but it’s a true pleasure all the same.  In case the phenomenon’s passed you by, it delivers exactly what it says on the tin: a classically-trained cast, a Bardic script, and an actor who’s rather the worse for wear.  The ensuing scene-stealing antics are played for all the comedy they’re worth by the sober members of the crew.  I confess, I’d fully expected to disapprove of all this – but in the event, I found myself as helpless with laughter as I’ve been for many years.

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

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

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

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

(Includes contraband speech and genuine bootleg objects).

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Zach & Viggo: Dream Team Stamptown

Winner: Best Comedy Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016.
Winner: Critics Choice Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016.

After a successful tour across Europe, Australia and the US, Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo return to Brighton for the premiere of their brand-new show, ‘Dream Team’! Directed by Jonny Woolley.

“Absurd, creative, enjoyable and unique - a true fringe highlight” ***** (The Latest).

“Your new favourite double act” ****.5 (Steve Bennett, Chortle).

“Everyone is a little bit in love with them” **** (The Scotsman).

“It’s good... Wait, I don’t know these guys” (Dr. Brown).

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Sean McLoughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forever Sean McLoughlin

Heal your wounds with another hour of stand-up from "The best comedian you haven't heard of yet" (Time Out), "One brilliant punchline after another... a comedian who is in complete control" **** (The List), "At once hilarious and painfully revelatory" **** (Chortle), "blindsides you out of nowhere" **** (Shortcom), "A terrifically intense, eloquent hour of comedy" (The Independent), ***** (Threeweeks), **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine), **** (Broadway Baby).

As seen on Russell Howard's 'Stand-Up Central' and 'Comedy Central Live At The Comedy Store'. Support act for Ricky Gervais and Katherine Ryan.

10:15pm to 11:15pm
Dylan Gott: Cool Guy, Lots of Friends Gag Reflex Ltd

World-travelled Canadian comedian, Dylan Gott (JFL42, Canadian Comedy Awards, iChannel), performs an hour of hilarious stand-up comedy that blends skilled storytelling with observations and some penis jokes that has left audiences all over the globe loling and even lmfaoing.

10:30pm to 11:30pm
Maisie Adam: Living On The Edge - LIVE Maisie Adam

'Living On The Edge - LIVE' is the new one-woman stand-up comedy show from Maisie Adam, "one of the UK's most exciting up-and-coming young comedians" (Ditto Theatre). The show's eclectic mix of anecdotal and observational material is both relatable and laughable. Taken from personal experiences of being a young Yorkshire lass attempting to 'adult' in the big wide world, 'Living On The Edge' explores the classic faux pas of a Brit abroad, the bizarre rituals of the playground, and the fascinating spectacle that is Theresa May's body posture.

12:00am to 12:00am
Barbara Merkriti

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

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

12:30am to 1:30am
Tinder Live James Bennison

Award winning comedian James Bennison has finally completed Tinder (at its highest difficulty setting) and wants to help his friends find love too.
Come and watch as we invite the best single comedians in Brighton to surrender their Tinder accounts to us for one hour with the sole purpose of trying to convince a member of the public to come to the venue for a date before the end of the show.
You the audience decide what their profile will say. You decide which way to swipe. You decide on the opening chat up line.
'Tinder Live'. You're going to super like it!