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

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

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

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

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

10:00am to 5:00pm
Unity Through Struggle Exploring Senses CIC

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

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

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

12:00pm to 12:20pm
The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy) Vertical Exchange Performance Collective

Let us unburden you, well at least let us try! 'The Story of You & I' is an intimate, interactive experience that explores the themes of love, loss and regret in three parts. You can experience different episodes of the trilogy across three afternoons, or each evening you can come and binge on them all in one sitting. Come join us, listen, and together we can devour it, we can hold it, we will let it go.

12:30pm to 1:15pm
12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals St Nicholas' Church Lunchtime Recitals

45-minute concerts in Brighton's beautiful Mother Church. May 10: Clarinet solo project - Luca Luciano. May 17: Frank Bridge and Vaughan Williams music for viola and piano - Katharina von Colson and Michael Freyhan. May 24: American Classics - Soprano Valeria Guidotti and Kemp Duo perform music by Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein (part of the 'LISTEN AMERICA!' series). May 31: 20th-Century Guitar Music: Toru Takemitsu and Gilbert Biberian - Patrick Avery.

City center location: Only 2 minutes walking distance from Churchill Square. Walk up the hill from Costa Coffee opposite Metro Bank.

12:30pm to 12:50pm
The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy) Vertical Exchange Performance Collective

Let us unburden you, well at least let us try! 'The Story of You & I' is an intimate, interactive experience that explores the themes of love, loss and regret in three parts. You can experience different episodes of the trilogy across three afternoons, or each evening you can come and binge on them all in one sitting. Come join us, listen, and together we can devour it, we can hold it, we will let it go.

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

Returning for their third year.

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

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

1:00pm to 1:20pm
The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy) Vertical Exchange Performance Collective

Let us unburden you, well at least let us try! 'The Story of You & I' is an intimate, interactive experience that explores the themes of love, loss and regret in three parts. You can experience different episodes of the trilogy across three afternoons, or each evening you can come and binge on them all in one sitting. Come join us, listen, and together we can devour it, we can hold it, we will let it go.

1:30pm to 2:30pm
'Sweethearts' and 'The Hooligan' by W. S. Gilbert The Foundry Group

Two masterly and unfairly neglected short plays by W. S. Gilbert, England's leading 19th Century dramatist. 'Sweethearts', a cynical comic masterpiece with timeless observations on the sexes, and 'The Hooligan', a brutal, yet blackly comic study of a condemned man's final minutes that was a sensation at its debut in 1911. Performed by: LLoyd Ryan-Thomas (Nominee - Best Actor, Brighton Festival Awards 2014) Emma Wingrove (Bite-Size Breakfast) Nick Bartlett (Gangs of New York) David Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show). Directed by Brian Mitchell (Argus Angel winner 2014)

1:30pm to 1:50pm
The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy) Vertical Exchange Performance Collective

Let us unburden you, well at least let us try! 'The Story of You & I' is an intimate, interactive experience that explores the themes of love, loss and regret in three parts. You can experience different episodes of the trilogy across three afternoons, or each evening you can come and binge on them all in one sitting. Come join us, listen, and together we can devour it, we can hold it, we will let it go.

2:00pm to 2:20pm
The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy) Vertical Exchange Performance Collective

Let us unburden you, well at least let us try! 'The Story of You & I' is an intimate, interactive experience that explores the themes of love, loss and regret in three parts. You can experience different episodes of the trilogy across three afternoons, or each evening you can come and binge on them all in one sitting. Come join us, listen, and together we can devour it, we can hold it, we will let it go.

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.

2:30pm to 2:50pm
The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy) Vertical Exchange Performance Collective

Let us unburden you, well at least let us try! 'The Story of You & I' is an intimate, interactive experience that explores the themes of love, loss and regret in three parts. You can experience different episodes of the trilogy across three afternoons, or each evening you can come and binge on them all in one sitting. Come join us, listen, and together we can devour it, we can hold it, we will let it go.

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 3:20pm
The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy) Vertical Exchange Performance Collective

Let us unburden you, well at least let us try! 'The Story of You & I' is an intimate, interactive experience that explores the themes of love, loss and regret in three parts. You can experience different episodes of the trilogy across three afternoons, or each evening you can come and binge on them all in one sitting. Come join us, listen, and together we can devour it, we can hold it, we will let it go.

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.

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

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

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Hang Yellow Jacket Productions

Set in the near future, where the death penalty has returned with a twist. Shot through with dark humour, 'Hang' dramatises the inadequacy of words, and the impossibility of saying or doing the right thing in extreme circumstances.

Follow one woman's inner turmoil as she comes to a decision that she must live with forever. She is guided by officials for whom squaring the procedural protocols and human sympathy does not come easily.

“Dark, intense and personal, this play is utterly absorbing... ” (ThreeWeeks)

Winner of ‘Best Drama’ at Edinburgh Fringe Derek Awards.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy) Vertical Exchange Performance Collective

Let us unburden you, well at least let us try! 'The Story of You & I' is an intimate, interactive experience that explores the themes of love, loss and regret in three parts. You can experience different episodes of the trilogy across three afternoons, or each evening you can come and binge on them all in one sitting. Come join us, listen, and together we can devour it, we can hold it, we will let it go.

5:00pm to 5:50pm
Candid Wildkind Theatre

What happens when you ask a 6-year-old boy and a 90-year-old woman the same question?

Through the use of real voices, we are on a mission to see what fears are shared among generations and what hopes we can hold onto amidst the immense chaos of modern society.

Experimenting with physical theatre, a loop pedal, and ramshackle instruments, come and listen to us tell our story, their story and, most importantly, your story.

5:00pm to 6:20pm
A Clown Fairytale Theatre Degart

Do you like humour, the world of clowns, excesses, beautiful and unlikely stories of love?

With Dandy Danno and Diva G. you will be delighted!

Dandy is very physical. He uses his body and his funny faces to make the audience laugh. His character is funny and awkward. Diva G. is the opposite - serious and realistic.

A visual-comedy show where you can expect everything.

It has already seduced the Pope of the absurd - their director, Jango Edwards.

To see 'A Clown Fairytale' is to forget, even for a few moments, all the negative thoughts.

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

5:30pm to 6:35pm
How to Walk Through Hell Intelligentsia Productions

This play comes from the same stable as last year's Crazy Horse – an impressive, expansive show which scored 4* from us for its powerful storytelling. This one's a two-hander, inspired by real-life events, telling the story of an ambitious young woman whose life is blighted by a mysterious and intractable illness. If it matches last year's success, it'll be worth seeing – and it's directed by Nicholas Collett, who's earned enviable plaudits for his own work The Six-Sided Man and Nelson.

In this two-hander from the American creative team behind last year's 'Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder', Lucy Turner, an ambitious young woman, begins displaying bizarre symptoms of a mysterious and terrifying illness. With the aid of her sole remaining friend, Will Ingram, Lucy must unlock the mystery of her illness before death and madness overtake her.

Will they find a diagnosis and treatment in time? Can they cope with isolation and desperation? Will they navigate a red-tape labyrinth of government medical assistance? And most importantly, how does one walk through hell?

5:40pm to 6:40pm
Ivy Davies: Play Ground To The Moon

"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground" said Roosevelt.

Ivy Davies has realised she has been living upside down and it's time to turn things around! Join performance poet Ivy as she sets off on her magical journey through time and space, weaving spoken word and song together in this one-woman show.

Ivy has worked with Take That and Diana Ross, and supported Candi Staton in concert. 'Play Ground' is her second adventure as a solo artist, produced by To The Moon.

Ivy's show 'Wonderations' received **** (Female Arts).

@Ivy_Davies @ToTheMoonUK

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

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

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

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cracked Tiles Lorenzo Novani

A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling fast food shop. The sale of the shop now looms but Riccardo isn’t ready to leave as he's just discovered a compelling oddity in the family business records. Perplexed and burning with curiosity, he now has no choice but to revisit family history, asking questions of his father he never would have dared ask before. Do the shop’s grease-stained walls hold the answers?

This dynamic theatre piece by Scots-Italian dramatist Lorenzo Novani blends farcical comedy, poetic storytelling and an unfolding mystery into an unforgettable one-man tour-de-force.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy) Vertical Exchange Performance Collective

Let us unburden you, well at least let us try! 'The Story of You & I' is an intimate, interactive experience that explores the themes of love, loss and regret in three parts. You can experience different episodes of the trilogy across three afternoons, or each evening you can come and binge on them all in one sitting. Come join us, listen, and together we can devour it, we can hold it, we will let it go.

6:00pm to 6:50pm
All In Embolon Theatre

Embolon Theatre present a new comedy experience at The Warren Main Space. From the makers of award-winning comedy BEARD, comes an interactive comedy show like nothing you've seen before. 1,000 people will have the chance to win big. Don't miss it. 6pm. Come straight from work. Praise for BEARD: 'New architectures for comedy' The Guardian 'One of the most assured comedy performances you're likely to see' The Skinny 'As funny as it is horrifying' VICE 'A genuine masterpiece' Laugh Out London Best Show of the Fringe 2015 This show was created in residence at Camden People's Theatre.

6:00pm to 6:50pm
Andy Stedman: Parental Guidance Laughing Horse Comedy

Comedian and singer/songwriter Andy Stedman is a new dad for the first time and, taking this role as extremely seriously as he does, he has written a show dedicated to giving his little son 'advice' on various areas of life.

With a mix of songs, anecdotes and jokes as well as Andy's well-known ability to interact with the audience, expect to go home with more of a smile on your face than with any new found wisdom in life.

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Snakes and Ladders: A Work In Progress Off The Kerb Productions

Phil Jerrod’s third debut show isn't written yet, but so far seems to be about how it's still worth trying to be happy, even though everything's blatantly terrible. “Insightful, despairing wit” **** (The Scotsman), “Razor sharp timing” **** (Ed Fest Mag), “Casual brilliance” (The Guardian), "A very funny hour of stand-up" **** (Broadway Baby), "Definitely one to watch" (The List).

6:30pm to 7:00pm
Rejoining Jane Tick Tock Bridget

Immerse yourself in a playful and joyful dance experience as three dancers take you on a journey in and out of reality, swapping between the factual and the fictitious. Travel with them in their pursuit of 'Rejoining Jane' and share in the delight that this brings - all within the confines of a cosy cafe! All welcome!

6:30pm to 7:30pm
10 Steps To Happiness Happenings Theatre Company

We’re born, we go to nursery, school, college, sometimes university. We're taught to work, not how to be happy. I work hard and drink away the weekends wondering - what’s the missing ingredient to happiness? A better job? A boyfriend? A holiday? Failing that I decided to search the internet: How to be happy? Easy! Follow these 10 steps to a happier life starting today. First step, figure out what is wrong ... Oh, errm ... An innovative, honest, touching, comedic solo show about life, love and happiness. Come and join me in my world.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Nerdf**ker: A Solo Play with Bad Boundaries Little Black Book Productions

The spectators are early, her lover is late, and the players are due any minute. Not the best time to question what the hell she’s doing here, waiting to get naked in front of a room full of strangers.

Award-winning performer/playwright Cameryn Moore returns to Brighton with her new solo play that digs deep into the heart and crotch of geekdom.

"A performance of absolute painful authenticity and honesty" **** (Edmonton Journal).
"Exquisitely, unflinchingly acted” (Calgary Herald).
**** (Vue Weekly) .
**** (Edmonton Sun) .
**** (gigcity.ca).

6:30pm to 9:00pm
The Odditorium: Spiegeltent Dr David Bramwell

If you live in Brighton, the chances are you already know about David Bramwell – purveyor of curiosities and champion of intelligent talk, thanks to his regular salon the Catalyst Club. His Fringe events are now an equally revered institution: part mind-expanding lectures, part entertainment, with a typically offbeat set of topics selected for the ever-changing agenda. They’re hosted in either the mirrored Spiegeltent or the 100-year-old Bosco theatre tent, themselves both fascinating venues.

Dr. Bramwell’s counterculture night presents two supersized events in the Spiegeltent. Pioneering Women in Music with Viv Albertine and Sarah Angliss (10th) and Ghosts of Watling Street with Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair, John Higgs (24th). Also see The Odditorium:Bosco Theater events.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Benny Hill's PostScript Theatre

Allan runs a drag bar in Spain. Not very successfully. His concerns about paying the lease on his escape from the mundane, 9-to-5 rat race he left behind in Blighty leave him questioning whether he will be able to keep his Costa del Dreams alive. Could the unexpected arrival of a blast from his past change all that or simply make matters worse?

PostScript Theatre presents an award-winning, bitter-sweet, camp comedy in one-act about the ups, downs, ins and outs of seeking a life that is not always greener. Contains strong language and Polari. Bona!

7:00pm to 7:55pm
Harun Musho'd: Harun With a View Happy Hour Comedy Club

Harun Musho'd's stand-up comedy explores his own identity, weaving politics and history into the story of his family and their antics. Religion is another theme explored, leaving no religion untouched. Possibly not a show for sensitive souls (or indeed anyone who believes they have a soul, sensitive or not), but "If... you want to find out more about this fascinating story, you'll have to watch Musho'd. Enjoy!"

"This is a fun, lively show, and Musho'd has the makings of a great comedian. I would highly recommend it" **** (Views from the Gods).

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Couples+Pairs Blue Heart Theatre

In their Brighton Fringe debut, Irish company Blue Heart Theatre are bringing this entertaining evening of short plays by exciting new writers, with live music between the plays reflecting and commenting on the action. The themes of love and relationships are explored in all their pain and glory: searching for love, finding love and losing it are all covered in a series of ten-minute plays, which are chosen each night by the audience from a list, but with only their titles to go on!

Swipe right to accept, Swipe left to reject!

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 7:40pm
Mano a Mano Mr. Saiqo

Mano a Mano - a physical theatre performance. Two guys meet each other; an orphan full of street knowledge, and a business man who just hit rock bottom. Boxes, rhythms and piddling fights.

7:00pm to 7:50pm
One Board Man Improvdrinkov

One man, one board, a pen, a musician, a piano, a story. Do you need anything else to create a fully improvised play?

Inspired by members of the audience, a never-before-seen drama is performed through a series of hand-drawn characters brought to life through improvisation and imagination.

A solo, experimental, improvised performance.
One man. One board.
Characters and stories brought to life by the imagination of a small whiteboard and a piano.
Created and performed by John Gallagher.
Improvised music by Mike Fish.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ahtuf Kontrol AHTUF KONTROL

Improvised music accompanying improvised contemporary dance.
Family Turner-Lee explores emotions with electronic samples and retro synths, guitars and percussion. This accompanies modern contemporary dance and movement as the Turner-Lees work together with their hearts and memories. A stirring and thought-evoking event not to be missed.

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

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

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

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

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wood BoxedIn Theatre

I guess you planned to have fun on your spring break. Come back to uni relaxed, refreshed, and ready to take on the rest of the semester. Only this morning, you woke up to find your friend lying dead in the middle of your campsite. Right on top of where the fire used to be. It must have hurt, falling like that; you can see the front of his shirt is burnt on the embers. Well, there go your summer plans.

BoxedIn Theatre presents 'Wood', an exciting piece of new writing about student life and sexuality.

7:00pm to 8:30pm
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).

7:00pm to 7:55pm
Paul Prem Nadama Paul Prem Nadama

Paul Prem Nadama is a singer-songwriter-guitarist of beautiful, soulful acoustic songs, with a new-age twist. Paul has played at Tribal Earth, Gayatri Corfu, Edinburgh Fringe as well as many other events in recent years. Last summer Paul was honoured to perform in front of world-renowned consciousness speaker Erwin Laszlo.
His relaxed easy finger-picking style has been likened to his childhood heroes, James Taylor, Paul Simon and Sting, so we may expect a cover or two along with his own beautiful songs.
His heartfelt melodies and lyrics resonate with us all. Accompanied by bass and violin, the songs send messages to us all and a positive vibe for mankind.

7:05pm to 8:05pm
Decide-A-Quest Theatre of a Thousand Names Or…

I saw this cheerily ramshackle show at the Vault Festival earlier this year, and can vouch for both its humour and geeky nostalgic charm. A riff on the Choose Your Own Adventure books many of us remember from our youth, it sees a pair of robed storytellers embark on a classic fantasy quest… with the audience regularly voting to decide which path they follow. It's funny, energetic, and more thoughtful than at first it seems. And Nigel Farage gets punched in the face.

A high-energy comedy reworking of classic game books such as ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ and ‘Find Your Fate’.

Embark upon a Quest to find the Yeti and use your deciding powers to guide your avatar, ‘You’.

But decisions have unpredictable consequences! Where will 'You' find himself? The jungle, outer space, Vegas, or a portaloo round the back of a charming mountainside restaurant called ‘Yakkedy-Yak’? Who knows?

Join us on a fantastical voyage through a vast character-filled comedy cosmos; featuring Terry Gilliam-esque animated sequences and a stuffed prop box.

And even our own theme tune!

7:15pm to 8:15pm
By Myself Addy Van Der Borgh

Known for his highly imaginative and hilarious writing, and as a natural born performer, Addy brings a new show of his unique style of comedy to Brighton Fringe. He has appeared on almost every major stand-up show on TV, and many of the comedy festivals around the world.

Total sell-out Adelaide Fringe 2016 and Edinburgh Festival 2016.

"Van der Borgh has funny bones, he was born to make people laugh" (Edinburgh Evening News), "Natural born clown" (Daniel Kitson), “He has great jokes in there” (Chris Rock).

7:15pm to 8:45pm
The Singing Hypnotist: Christopher Green Christopher Green

The Singing Hypnotist will change your life. He uses songs to heal, transform and put you under. It’s a combination of clinical hypnotherapy, stage hypnosis, original music and good old fashioned showbiz. Researched by Christopher Green, as part of his work as the first Artist-in-Residence at the British Library and supported by the Wellcome Trust.
The Singing Hypnotist may be a showman, even a snake oil salesman, but his skills are based in the latest scientific research. How would it be if he really could help you let go of pain and painful habits? Who is to say that every word he sings isn't true? What if you’re laughing too much to notice?
This show will be followed by a Q&A with the performer/author on all aspects of hypnosis.

7:20pm to 8:20pm
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).

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

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

7:30pm to 8:50pm
The Tempest This is my Theatre

For twelve years Prospero, the rightful duke of Milan, has dwelt on an island after his brother Antonio betrayed him and cast him adrift in a small boat. For twelve years he has plotted revenge on those who overthrew him.

Thought to be Shakespeare's final work, 'The Tempest' is brought to life in this one-act adaptation, full of drama, romance, comedy and magic, performed in the beautiful setting of "little" St Peter's.

After successful tours of 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'A Christmas Carol' in 2016, This is my Theatre is back and set to create a storm this Brighton Fringe!

7:30pm to 8:00pm
Rejoining Jane Tick Tock Bridget

Immerse yourself in a playful and joyful dance experience as three dancers take you on a journey in and out of reality, swapping between the factual and the fictitious. Travel with them in their pursuit of 'Rejoining Jane' and share in the delight that this brings - all within the confines of a cosy cafe! All welcome!

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

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

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

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Steve Lee: Sit Down Stand Up! Steve Lee

46 years in showbiz. Two unpublished novels. Two TV scripts. One filmed in five languages. Festivals in Japan, Italy, and Hong Kong. Tales of a life well lived with a glass of brandy and live pianist. Probably unsuitable for the under 18s - so kids lie about your age and get an education!

7:45pm to 8:55pm
Macbeth: A Tale of Sound and Fury 6FootStories

A riotous and playful reinvention of Macbeth, that puts the witches at the centre of this dark and bloody tragedy.
Three gnarly fortune tellers live amongst the rats in an old junk yard, apart from decent society. Eager to teach the selfish world of man a lesson, they prepare a fortune reading that will destroy a throne and everything around it.
Performed by just three actors with a junk yard set full of props, the major roles are swapped between them as they hurtle through the witches’ prophecy using storytelling, live music and physical theatre.

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

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

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

8:00pm to 9:00pm
GIANT The Human Zoo Theatre Company

Tommy, 22, lives with three generations of his family. They’ve learnt to ignore the strange things his nan says over dinner, and the bizarre rumblings coming from the attic.
Horribly honest clowns and questionable cabaret acts ignite the stage with Human Zoo’s trademark live music, puppetry, poetry and movement.
‘GIANT’ is an explosive, absurd and visceral adventure into ‘adulting’... Could Tommy’s nan know more than meets the eye?
“Witty, winsome and inventive. It is rare to find such a generous ensemble as The Human Zoo” **** (The Stage).

8:00pm to 8:50pm
Mediocre as F**k Gavin Lind

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mediocre of them all?

In his 2016 debut show, Gavin shared the story of his struggle to accept the reality of his own mediocrity. Now that he is committed, his quest to embrace mediocrity scales new heights. Gavin explores more of life's inescapable clichés, as well as the many quirks and contrarieties of human nature. He looks into the absurdity of privilege with tales of the good, the bad, and (especially) the ugly, in his unique dark philosophical way.

Standing head and shoulders among the rest, he is mediocre as f**k.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Sleeping Trees: MAFIA? Sleeping Trees

After watching all three 'Godfather' films, James has decided to leave Sleeping Trees and become a real life Sicilian gangster.
This fast-paced physical comedy show is the compromise.
'MAFIA?' follows the Banuchi brothers, as Ronnie and Tommy haphazardly try to help their youngest brother Johnny fulfill his dream of becoming king of the mob world.
Sleeping Trees bring to life a world of crime and corruption in a manner unlike anything you have ever seen before, complete with an unrelenting live score and the most mesmerising gangster cat you are ever likely to see.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
'Sweethearts' and 'The Hooligan' by W. S. Gilbert The Foundry Group

Two masterly and unfairly neglected short plays by W. S. Gilbert, England's leading 19th Century dramatist. 'Sweethearts', a cynical comic masterpiece with timeless observations on the sexes, and 'The Hooligan', a brutal, yet blackly comic study of a condemned man's final minutes that was a sensation at its debut in 1911. Performed by: LLoyd Ryan-Thomas (Nominee - Best Actor, Brighton Festival Awards 2014) Emma Wingrove (Bite-Size Breakfast) Nick Bartlett (Gangs of New York) David Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show). Directed by Brian Mitchell (Argus Angel winner 2014)

8:00pm to 9:30pm
Flamenco with Alma Gitana Javier Moreno

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

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye Georgie Morrell

One woman. One eye. And her (sort of) blind life...

The debut stand-up show from comic Georgie Morrell comes to Brighton after sell-out show at Soho Theatre! Georgie tells the story of how she went blind but now she can see! Do your other senses really get stronger? Is it wrong to crack onto your doctor? Will I get a new eye that shoots lasers? Just some of the many questions our heroine answers whilst telling us how she went blind but now she can see... literally! Being disabled is her excuse to do exactly what she wants, say what she wants and live her one-eyed life as she wants!

8:00pm to 9:15pm
Happy Birthday, Bob Roger Stevens

From his first eponymous album in 1962 to his latest, Fallen Angels, via his never-ending tour, Bob Dylan has always divided opinion: Upsetting the Establishment as a Folk/protest singer, his own fans when he “went electric” and winning the Nobel Prize for literature.

Robb Johnson, one of the UK's more controversial singer/songwriters, and best-selling poet and songwriter, Roger Stevens, celebrate Dylan’s 76th birthday as they perform and discuss some of his most iconic, popular, and lesser-known work.

An evening of Bob Dylan songs and thought-provoking conversation.

8:20pm to 9:10pm
Nick Elleray: Just Happy to be Here Nick Elleray

Nick Elleray is happy to be back at Brighton Fringe. He's happy to be here, generally.

"An engaging stand-up with an inventive mind" (The List). Nick returns to Brighton Fringe to do the bestest stand-up comedy show that he can do. Dry, wry, not particularly spry, is he really happy to be here? Or just saying that? You decide.

8:30pm to 9:30pm
Quiz Night: The Musical East of Brighton Musical Theatre Co.

Every Wednesday night is 'Quiz Night' at Brighton Fringe this year! An intimate, original musical portrait of two friends (with benefits) as they try to avoid discussing real life, brought to you by almost legendary East of Brighton musical theatre pairing, Jenny Alborough (director) and Adrian Reilly (composer).
Join Simon and Claire down the pub as they attempt this crucial heart-to-heart during an actual pub quiz - put your quiz hats on and you too can play for the pot. No Googling allowed!

8:30pm to 9:30pm
GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK PART TWO 'Second Helpings' George Egg

It's billed as a work in progress, but this follow-up show from Brighton-based comedian George Egg is built on solid ground. Expanding on the concept which earned sell-out runs at the last two Edinburgh Fringes, Egg explores his life on the road in hotel rooms, and the creative ways he makes a decent meal while he's there. Think of a trouser press as a sandwich toaster and you'll have the general idea. He cooks live on stage, and shares the results with the audience – this year with an all-new menu.

George Egg, the stand-up comedian who cooks onstage using absurd and innovative techniques, returns. A follow-up to his sell-out and award-winning first show (‘George Egg: Anarchist Cook’), ‘Anarchist Cook Two: Second Helpings’ sees George preparing more dishes in a whole variety of unconventional environments.

New material, new methods and of course a whole new menu. If you like food and you like comedy then come to this and bring your appetites.

“My find of the Fringe” (The Independent),
“Absolutely glorious” (The Scotsman).

Spirit of The Fringe Award winner, Edinburgh 2015.

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 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).

8:40pm to 9:50pm
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)

8:45pm to 9:45pm
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).

9:00pm to 10:10pm
I Love Men Beside The Seaside Productions

Does the perfect man exist, and at age 83, does Lynn Ruth Miller need to find him? Her 70 minute show, autobiographical, takes us on a journey from 1943-2017 (11 years old - 83years young) with a beautiful balance of laughter and pathos and music. Her most recent date at 83 years was aired on Channel 4's 'First Dates'!
Stories woven together with songs composed by the talented Michael Roulston, played by renowned pianist Sarah Bodalbhai.
Don't miss a Brighton and Edinburgh legend!
TO&ST Winner 2014, Leicester Comedy Festival Liberty Award 2015.
"What you see is what you get... we love her for it" (Ben Walters - The Scotsman).

Touch tours available. Please email sophiageorge@icloud.com to book in advance.

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

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

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

9:15pm to 10:15pm
Belongings Anthony Ayton

Anthony Ayton, mid-forties, middle-class ex-criminal lawyer, raised in the East End of London before attending a public boarding school, a comprehensive, and finally a grammar school, asks himself the question; "Where and with whom do I belong?"

9:30pm to 10:20pm
Siblings Bezoomny Theatre

Bound by blood and ambition, character comedians and real-life sisters Maddy and Marina Bye set sail on their maiden voyage. Following Marina's graduation from Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Maddy's graduation from the Parisian theatre and clown school Ecole Philippe Gaulier, their hotly anticipated debut show is a cacophony of sketch, clowning, intensely serious drama school trained acting and a whole lot of synchronised dance. Hop aboard for a raucous journey into the absurdity of the all too familiar world. Suitable for anyone who has or has seen a sister.

"Watch out for these gals" - Jennifer Saunders

"If you go to see these hilarious sisters you are inadvertently endangering their young lives because , frankly, we don't need another funny double act do we?!?! No we don't. Laugh and I will end them... " - Dawn French

"Sisters are doing it for themselves, and by it I mean being REALLY FUNNY. I love these girls." - Miranda Hart

9:30pm to 11:00pm
A Dirtier Weekend with Der Wunderlich Revue Der Wunderlich Revue

Join Brighton's favourite (almost) all-male cabaret and burlesquers for a dirtier weekend of stripping, pole-dancing, cheerleading (of course), nudity, stupidity, magic, music and mayhem.

With special guests, new acts and previous performers such as Count Adriano Fettucini, Team MUD Cheerleaders, Size Zero Albino, Professor Elemental, Bitter Pill, Mick Wunderlich, Tilly Twist and more.

Leave your inhibitions (and your pants) at home.

9:30pm to 10:40pm
Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado Joe Black

Notorious cabaret reprobate Joe Black evokes the spirit of the infamous 1920s Berlin nightclub The Eldorado.

Abandon your troubles at the door and allow yourself to slip out of realities trials and tribulations.

With new original songs and stories alongside tributes to more recognisable artists,
You're invited to an evening of fun, filth and frivolity that pays homage to the decadent Weimar Berlin nightlife.

Joe Black blurs the line between utterly sinister and completely delightful.

Irreverent, comical and devilishly charming.

Come down to the cabaret. Here it is right.

9:40pm to 10:35pm
Sandra Hale: Self Helpless! Sandra Hale

We can't all be selfless, honest, principled and moralistic, so, if like Sandra, you are shallow, insecure, an exaggerator with no opinions of your own, then this show is for you.
Sandra - a self-proclaimed people pleaser and attention-seeker, wants to give you advice on how to make these negative traits work for you, not out of generosity but because she wants the publicity! Learn the art of manipulation with little effort, and whilst after seeing this show you will still have low self-esteem, you won't care!
"Sandra Hale - a welcome challenging of stereotypes" (Steve Bennett, Chortle, 2016).

9:45pm to 11:15pm
Folk It The Greys Presents

Singer/songwriter Sylvie Lewis curates acoustic concerts with musicians and wordsmiths from around the globe. Acts include Kathryn Williams, Michelle Stodart (The Magic Numbers), Gareth Dickson, Chris Redmond, Sean Taylor, Sharon Lewis, Crack*A*Jack Crow, and more. Intimate, listening-room style shows often with wistful, witty banter.May 10th -Kathryn Williams - With 13 studio albums & a Mercury prize nomination, she's one of our favourite Northern songbirds&Michelle Stodart - Magic Numbers sweetheart wields her rock-solid melodies, haunting songs and powerful stage presenceMay 17th -Chris Redmond - Fresh from Tongue Fu, this risk taking, inspiring wordsmith won't leave until he's got to the truth.&Sharon Lewis - Formerly of the duo Pooka, Sharon is revered for her haunting vocals and poignant lyrics.May 24th -Gareth Dickson - "an artist of real originality... . haunting" - The Wire magazine.&Crack*A*Jack*Crow -Brendan & Anjuli are flowers in bloom - their cool, mellifluous tunes float through the air like butterflies.May 31st -Sean Taylor - "Articulate, compelling... brilliant"(Four Stars) MOJO Magazine&Sylvie Lewis "quirky and smart and such a delight to listen to." - Performing Songwriter Magazine

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 10:45pm
The Establishment: Eton Mess Honky Bonk Presents

Dan Lees and Neil Frost as two quintessentially English gentlemen from a bygone era, struggling to hold onto their whimsical world of cricket, tea and secret arms deals.

“Another much-needed chapter in our national legacy of lampooning the powers that be, building on Peter Cook, the Pythons and The Fast Show ... You can imagine this going down very well indeed at the Palladium or the BBC.” **** (The Stage),

“Enjoy the charming chutzpah of Dan Lees and Neil Frost ... they don’t miss a beat” **** (The Skinny),

“One of the best shows I’ve seen.. top class” ***** (Mumble Comedy).

NATY 2017 finalists.

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 11:15pm
Five Card Stud O'Mara Productions Ltd.

If the clients play nice, male escorting can be a pretty sweet gig. Problem is, Elliot doesn't always play nice... What service will Ace, our 'Five Card Stud', be expected to perform when confronted by his past?

Following its Old Red Lion directed reading and workshop with the Old Vic Workrooms, join Ace and Elliot’s evening as it unfolds in two different ways: one where the client is an older man, one as a woman.
Discover how gender changes the transaction, the truth behind the games they play, and what can and cannot be said in this battle of the sexes.

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Samantha Pressdee: Work in Progress Love Muffin Productions

A bitter-sweet tale of political awakening. With nothing left to lose but everything to fight for, Samantha followed Russell Brand onto the frontline of the revolution - a council estate in Barnet. An adventure through the Neverland of anarchy where squatters, families and activists unite in a battle to cover basic needs. There's no place like home.

“The most endearing political activist I have ever met” (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman), “Hits a rich vein of dark humour, nicely crafted jokes with sharp timing.” (The Times), “A compelling performer with a funny, well written set.” (One4Review).

10:00pm to 10:50pm
Poet of the Impossible Lorenzo Novani

Not just a magician but a 'poet of the impossible', Scots-Italian conjurer and writer, Lorenzo 'Renz' Novani, weaves verbal wizardry and magic into 50 thought provoking and wonder-filled minutes that offer a glimpse of the magicians secretive mind, take you on a journey into magic’s mysterious past, and most importantly, present impossibilities that defy explanation and gravity. Expect audience involvement. Prepare to be spellbound.

"Whatever he does, the audience is engrossed and the final few seconds are almost a miracle" (Fringe Review 2016).

10:15pm to 11:05pm
It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To Isobel Marmion

After a (tiny) mental breakdown, Isobel has decided to take her upcoming untimely death into her own hands and throw her own funeral, skeptics be damned! An intimate look at mental illness and the fear of dying alone, but in like, an uplifting, funny way.

The show discusses living with mental illness and loneliness whilst celebrating life, glitter and trashy dancing to 80s music.

"Armed with glitter and streamers galore, Marmion’s beautifully emotional script and goofy awkward energy help to make this a heartwarming and super enjoyable show" (Aussie Theatre).

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.