Today's full programme, more choices & comment

9:30am to 9:55am
Story Corner Otherplace Productions Ltd

A trip to Story Corner is the perfect way start to your Fringe day. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin. Stories or book readings from guest readers and performers every day to delight, excite and entertain. Babies, toddlers and well-behaved grown-ups welcome.

10:00am to 10:45am
Seska: Quack Quack Bang! SESKA

Crazier than finding a penguin in your fridge... Bang! Turbo-charged Seska throws buckets of happiness into the air, in this brilliantly inventive magical show for all ages. Entertaining crowds from Mumbai to Trinidad, Seska is also a firm favourite at Camp Bestival.

Sold out Brighton Fringe for the past 5 years and nominated for Best Family Show 2015. It's super-hilarious magic, if you miss this you are absolute donut-faces! Click-click! For the healthiest sugar rush available...

10:15am to 2:00pm
Wilderness Well-being Walkshop ipse wilderness

A guided walking talking 5 mile well-being journey along South Downs Way from Ditchling Beacon to Black Cap. An immersive, exploratory soul adventure, incorporating mindfulness, self-reflection and facilitated talking exercises linking the emotions to the landscape. An opportunity to journey inside, outside, through honest communication and connection to nature.

"The activities were so helpful, useful and insightful. I really admired the use of the wilderness landscape as a mirror” (previous participant)

Bus transport to and from Brighton included. Wear suitable footwear and bring water.

10:30am to 11:20am
The Walrus and The Carpenter TheatreRotto Productions

Join the Walrus and Carpenter, with some eager Oysters, on their hunt for a gourmet picnic spot!

These comical characters, along with a capricious Maid with Mop, make entertaining company for all ages. There are also cameo appearances by updated twins - Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Expect hilarity, eye-watering recitation, song and slapstick from TheatreRotto puppets and players in a salty combination of theatre and haute cuisine. With live music accompaniment.

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

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

11:00am to 12:30pm
Embassy Court Tours 2019 Bluestorm Limited

Eight walking tours of Embassy Court lasting between an hour and 90 minutes. Participants will visit a flat, the roof terrace, the tank rooms - not a military museum - but a chance to view pictures of the architect, Wells Coates, and the building through its historic transitions. Also includes a walk around parts of the front and rear of the building.

The entrance of Embassy Court includes the blue plaque of former resident, Edward Zeff, MBE and Croix de Guerre, awarded for his bravery after WW2. A new mural, a near copy of the 1936 original, has been reinstated in the hallway.

11:00am to 11:40am
Oskar's Amazing Adventure Theatre Fideri Fidera

An original, heart-warming play for young children and their families, full of good humour, adventure and song.

Fun-loving little Swiss puppy Oskar, snowbound in the little house on top of the mountain for weeks and desperate for a game, goes out into the forest to find a friendly animal to play with.

"Outstanding. This was my own pre-schooler’s first ever live show and I am so massively grateful to Theatre Fideri Fidera for making it such a positive and memorable experience for us both" ***** (Edinburgh 49)
Brighton Fringe 2018 winner of the Primary Times Children's Choice Award

11:00am to 2:00pm
Sussex Food Tours Sussex Food Tours

This gourmet food tour takes you through the historical and cultural heart of Brighton. Fun and informative with all food, snacks, desserts and beverages (alcoholic and non), entertainment, sightseeing and guiding included in ticket price.

We will be running two different Brighton-themed food tours so please check our website for dates and more details:

- Vegetarian Brighton Tour
- Great Sussex/British Food Tour

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.

11:00am to 1:00pm
Herbie's Jazz Breakfast Herbie Flowers with Beach Without Sand

Start every Sunday during Brighton Fringe in the company of our very own living leg-end, bassist Herbie Flowers and his incredible band. Enjoy the superstar 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 12:00pm
Sussex Masonic Centre - Tour Sussex Masonic Centre

Sussex Masonic Center Tours
Come and visit the headquarters of Sussex Masonry.
Everyone welcome .

11:30am to 12:25pm
Microbodyssey Tatwood Puppets

They’re all around us but we cannot see them. Come and discover the extraordinary world of microbes - the invisible organisms that shape our planet. Join your larger-than-life tour guide Brenda and friendly and forgetful lab assistant Charles as they unearth miniature monsters and curious creatures in hidden worlds much closer than you might think. A visual theatre experience for both adults and children that features puppetry, shadow theatre and an original score, 'Microbodyssey' is an unforgettable journey into the microscope that makes science captivating and fun.

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

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot! Come alone or with friends; you can even try and recreate that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge. There are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends book at the same time to avoid disappointment. Children under 16 require an adult, no under 12s.

11:35am to 12:35pm
Hypnotique Presents: Totally Wired Hypnotique

Hypnotique describes herself as "the country's third-best theremin player", and it's fair to assume the electronic instrument's trademark woo-woo noise will be a major feature of this show. But it promises more than that: a review of the history of electronic music, taking in greats such as Delia Derbyshire (who conjured the original Doctor Who theme) alongside less well-known pioneers. If it follows the pattern of previous shows, expect it to be eccentric but lovable - part lecture, part gig, part comedy.

What happens when eccentricity meets electricity? What connects the invention of the light bulb to the Berlin techno scene? Take a tour with Hypnotique (Britain’s third best theremin player) to explore the weird and wonderful past, present, and future of electronic music.

In this multimedia music show, meet the genius and ingenious who made possible any sound you can imagine ­– like Bob Moog, Delia Derbyshire, and Kraftwerk, as well as today’s pioneers pushing the audio envelope.

Top 10 Weirdest Edinburgh Fringe Shows (Time Out)
"High entertainment factor" (The Herald)

12:00pm to 12:55pm
Eliza von Poppins presents... A Practically Perfect Guide to Living What Would Julie Do?

Do you want to know how to solve your problems and become practically perfect in every way? Whenever you are in a stew, just ask "What would Julie Andrews do?"

Eliza von Poppins shows you the seven steps to practical perfection in an interactive, showtune-fuelled life-coaching session: "Becoming who you want to be is as simple as 'do-re-mi'" ...until that pesky parrot umbrella starts talking!

"If you’re looking for some self-help and positivity in your life, look no further than to this cabaret gem" ***** (West End Wilma)

12:00pm to 3:00pm
A Silver Jewellery Workshop Silver & Sage

The workshop is a fun tutor guided experience to create a personalised piece of real silver jewellery to take away with you that day - made entirely by you and gift box and silver chain included.

Refreshments:
Tea, coffee, drinks and a selection of snacks are available from the bar, as the workshop is held in a studio above the pub The Round Georges Brighton. Prior booking is essential, for more information and images please visit: www.silverandsage.co.uk.

12:00pm to 5:00pm
Fringe City Brighton Fringe

Fancy a show but not sure what you're in the mood for? Get a taste of Brighton Fringe at our Fringe City festival showcase! Expect crazy cabaret, tremendous theatre, live music, comedy, circus, dance, acrobatics and more. Visit our website for full line-up details.

Fringe City is supported by the National Lottery Communities Fund and Sussex Masonic Charities.

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Sh*t Socialist Chris Tavner

Chris Tavner presents his new stand-up show about his life of being a socialist activist. Well, we say activist, that depends on what time he gets up. Chris will explore lessons learned from his experience in the context of Brexit, Trump and Corbynmania, working through his own contradictions and hypocrisies along the way. A show for the many.

“Likeable and funny” (City Life).

12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Adult Catchers Sam Quinn's All-Stars

Erik Stand and Sidney Still are a quirky pair of freedom fighters, trying to trap all the grown-ups in the world and turn them back into kids again. But they can’t do it alone!

Step into the shoes of an Adult Catcher in this captivating interactive adventure show full of comedy, clowning, super special effects and a stupendous plot.

From the creators of 'LET'S BUILD A PLANET!' (Best Family Show Award 2018 nominee) comes this innovative, exuberant and thought-provoking new production for 2019.

Suitable for ages 4+.

12:10pm to 1:10pm
Time Flies Al Dente Theatre Company

David and Sam know every story ever told. Unfortunately, they are a little vague when it comes to the facts. For an hour, they will stop time and share with you some incredible characters lost in history. We can't promise facts. We can't even promise to make it to the end of the show. But we can promise an anarchic, comedic kaleidoscope of songs, sketches and silliness to put a smile on everyone’s face.

12:15pm to 1:15pm
Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Iris Prize

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

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

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

Not sure what to see? Don't fret, we've done the work for you and hand-picked this week's top tips. Theatre, comedy, dance and cabaret 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. Hosted by Michael Fabbri.

"Startlingly insightful" (The Guardian)

Including our sell-out (2017 and 2018) 'Launch Night Special' and a brand new end of festival celebration show.

12:30pm to 1:30pm
And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You Pip Utton Theatre

Any show from Pip Utton - acknowledged master of solo theatre - deserves your attention, and this new script about Alzheimer’s earned multiple 5* write-ups at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. It's the story of a man who's lost his wife to dementia, and who sees the signs of the condition developing in his own mind too; reviews praised the subtlety of the portrayal, the rawness and the dread, and the occasional moments of humour which humanise the difficult but vital theme.

Award-winning performances of Adolf, Bacon, Chaplin, Maggie and Churchill have taken Pip around the world. He and his brother watched their mum deteriorate and die from Alzheimer's. This moving performance is about its devastating effects on the sufferer, family, friends and carers. It's a journey of love, laughter, and tears.

“An incredibly powerful piece of theatre, that celebrates life.” ????? (Fringe Review)

“One of the most moving, human performances I have ever seen at the Fringe.” ????? (Broadway Baby)

"I don’t often give 5 stars but Utton leaves me no choice” ????? (Theatre Extra)

12:30pm to 1:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Sussex Masonic Centre - Tour Sussex Masonic Centre

Sussex Masonic Center Tours
Come and visit the headquarters of Sussex Masonry.
Everyone welcome .

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

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot! Come alone or with friends; you can even try and recreate that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge. There are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends book at the same time to avoid disappointment. Children under 16 require an adult, no under 12s.

12:45pm to 1:45pm
13 Sylvia Sceptre

13 is the latest show from "dark mistress of magic" Sylvia Sceptre, whose previous work scored 4* from me in Edinburgh last year. Sceptre taps into a particular strand of Victoriana - the fascination with clairvoyance, and with contact with the dead - and she accompanies her slightly-spooky illusions with plenty of character and wit. Last year's show was a lot of fun, and showed plenty of promise for the future too; so here's hoping there's even more to enjoy this time round.

13 is a show with magic and mind reading performed by Miss Sylvia Sceptre. Sylvia is a character direct from Victorian London, a time travelling magician who performs magic with a dark twist. Expect thrilling stories, spine tingling experiences and sensational magic.

"Supremely entertaining" ***** (London Pub Theatre)
"Entertaining, polished and recommended" **** (Fringe Guru)
"An intriguing experience to remember" **** (ThreeWeeks)

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

The sell-out science, comedy and family magic show is back for its third year in Brighton. Join triple award-winning comedian and scientist Donal Vaughan as he performs amazing tricks using only things found around the house, to show how magical science can be. Along with some old favourites, there will be some brand-new tricks, including a giant air cannon and some bubble science.

Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. All the tricks can be performed by you when you go home.

1:00pm to 1:45pm
A Cosmologist's Guide to Life and Love Julian Mayers

A funny, poignant and uplifting account of what cosmology, and those who study it, have to say about the more earthly matters of life and love. This Sunday lunchtime illustrated talk will take you from the soul to the solar system (and beyond) to make you laugh, cry, and go "Oooh, that’s interesting".

It will answer questions such as: How far would you have to travel to find yourself in an infinite universe? What were the chances of being born? And can studying the universe resolve Brexit? Julian Mayers is a part-time astrophysicist, BBC radio comedy producer, writer and filmmaker.

1:00pm to 4:00pm
Only Fools and 3 Courses Comedy Dining

The ‘Only Fools and 3 Courses Dining’ invitation!

Join us for the dinner event of the year, combining fine food and classic comedy action, as Marlene and Boycie invite you to a gala dinner. Chaos and mayhem are served in large portions and are very likely to interrupt the proceedings.

Del Boy, Rodney, Uncle Albert, Trigger all put in an appearance, and the finale with Raquel and Tony singing 'CWING' has to be seen to be believed.

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

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

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

1:00pm to 2:10pm
Clean Different Theatre / Sweet Productions

4 stars A friend of mine summed up Clean better than I ever can. “It’s like a Woman’s Hour podcast in a garden,” he said. “Which is lovely.” He was right on every count, I think: there is indeed a documentary aspect to the Sam Chittenden’s script, which sees a varied group of women speak directly to the audience as they share their memories of a particular place and time. It is, magnificently, performed in a garden, an old laundry drying ground tucked between houses in Roundhill. And it is indeed lovely - though in a bittersweet, thoughtful kind of way. Read the full review.

Sam Chittenden’s ‘Clean’ tells the tales of 7 women in the Laundry Hill area of Brighton from 1870-2020. It explores local history, mental illness, abuse, sexuality, suffrage, & sistership. It highlights what has changed - and hasn’t - in 150 years.

With original live music, ‘Clean’ is staged in what was once a drying field of the Mayo Laundry.

Doors 30 mins before shows.

Different Theatre create intimate work with a strong theatricality. Past shows include ‘Metamorphosis’, ‘Sary’, and ‘So You Say’.

"Magical story-telling & a poetic serenity in the face of the dark” (Fringe Review).

1:00pm to 2:15pm
Beat Stories in Theatre Productions in association with Ki M'Aime Me Suive and Scènes Plurielles

Alfie lives with his little brother, Hugo, Mum and Bernard. Alfie is not like the other kids, but that's only a problem for other people: his irritated parents, the bullying classmates and the exasperated teachers. Alfie doesn't care as long as he can play his drums. He turns his everyday routine into a life bursting with wonder and music. The funny and moving story of an extraordinary mind gone rogue.

The Molière Award nominated smash-hit show premieres in the UK. ***** (Le Parisien).

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Back to Front Utter Nonsense Productions

A comedy play about two backstage technicians who would rather see themselves in the limelight. The audience sit backstage on a show, getting an insight into the runnings of a theatre production. This is a fast-paced, slapstick, two-handed comedy on the struggles of live theatre and stepping out from the shadows.

1:15pm to 2:10pm
Gerry Carroll: Crock or Gold Gerry Carroll

He's 66 and he has his own leprechaun, but is Gerry a crock, or is he gold? He'll let you decide. In his third Brighton show the one-time 'Angel of the Month' winner explains how 'Send in the Clowns' is his story. Or is it 'Death of a Clown'? Lunchtimes at the Temple or 2pm at the Kennel, Gerry will be explaining. Expect attempts at songs, eating bananas, Irish dancing and maybe a crock of gold. Having done stand-up and clown around London for five years, Gerry's focusing more on clown. It's enjoyable, funny and makes a great early afternoon break.
Two words: Velcro trousers.

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

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot! Come alone or with friends; you can even try and recreate that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge. There are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends book at the same time to avoid disappointment. Children under 16 require an adult, no under 12s.

1:30pm to 2:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Between Us Between Us

Boy meets girl. But then what?

'Between Us' is a bittersweet play that tells the inside story of one couple’s relationship. Completely improvised from audience suggestion, we discover what makes us fall in love and what makes us fall apart.

“This is live theatre taken to a whole new level” ***** (Sheffield Review)
“Genuinely funny whilst delivering real emotional depth and audience connection. Why does anyone bother writing plays at all when, as Rachel and Alex showed, you can entertain so successfully on the spot?” **** (Broadway Baby)

1:40pm to 2:40pm
Revelations Charlie Mulliner

"I went to bible camp to meet boys and I met a man. His name was Jesus."

Ten years on and desperate to escape the millennial cliché of living at home, Rebecca plunges into an evangelical masquerade with a return to bible camp - older, wiser and way less a virgin. She begins to remember a time when life was simpler - before lonely nights on Tinder and existential doubt - a time of sun, certainty and the holy spirit. But how much masturbating on a toilet is she willing to sacrifice for the sweet caress of community? A one woman play about f*cking up, fitting in and finding satisfaction on your knees. Charlie Mulliner trained at RWCMD and Ecole Philippe Gaulier. She has performed on the West End and across the UK.

1:40pm to 2:40pm
Old Movies Saved My Life Mel Byron

Sometimes the best education comes from the most unexpected places. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, Mel Byron learnt everything she knows from films of the 30s and 40s. Everything about life, frocks, and especially, love. Whilst her schoolmates snuck into Burnley’s night clubs – underage – she dreamt of drinking champagne on a luxury liner with Cary Grant. If you’re a fan of those black and white classics, join Mel for an affectionate look at the films that shaped her teenage years and the years beyond. You don’t even have to like old movies, but you might win a prize if you do!

1:45pm to 2:45pm
Electric ILA Productions

Baby wipes, glitter and cans at the ready, Joni and Scarlett head off on their respective weekends. From two walks of life and residing on two sides of the festival, the pair unexpectedly meet in the neon fields of Irish music festival, Electric Picnic. Hysterically riotous and soul-stirring, 'Electric' probes our innate prejudices and preconceived notions of who we are, while taking you on the session of a lifetime!

Festival season is upon us, let's get this party started!

"smart, funny, utterly engaging..." ***** (TheArtsReview)
"a play not to be missed..." **** (The Reviews Hub)

1:45pm to 2:45pm
The Scrapyard Sessions Otherplace Productions Ltd

The fringe of the Fringe, full of wonder and whimsy. Drop into The Scrapyard at The Warren and find a hidden gem. Featuring spoken word, comedy, music and cabaret; remarkable performers presenting storytelling and comedy in all its forms.

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

Award-winning, 90 minute city tour. Perfect for visitors and residents alike. Discover secret tunnels, lost royal romances, Jack the Ripper's favourite pub and much more.

TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' award-winner 2016, 2017, 2018.
"Fascinating walking tour", "Excellent guide", "Terrific introduction to Brighton", "Interesting and fun tour" (TripAdvisor reviews)

2:00pm to 3:00pm
The Seven Ages and the Dance of Life and Death The Seven Ages

For Jacques, the journey from cradle to grave is fraught with the negative voices of our culture; but, in our show, Jacques finally gets to see the possibility of hope and life-force in the face of certain death.

Entertaining. Thought-provoking. Funny. With music, dance, drama and drumming.

2:00pm to 4:15pm
Pavilion Gardens Cafe History Tour 2019 Pavilion Gardens Cafe

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

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Hurricane Michael 2 The Barbary Ape

It's the tail end of the 1980's.

Still in his bunker, celebrity weatherman Michael Phish has finally completed a video recording of the truth behind his failed weather forecast of the great storm of 1987.

It is now the end. The beginning of the end. Certainly the end of the beginning. How now brown cow?

This show contains known Gnomes and unknown Gnomes.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sam Savage: TRY Savage Productions

How do you fit into a chaotic high-flying world when all you have ever really wanted from life is a smaller forehead and some biscuits? And what happens when you are ready to fight for your dreams but refuse to remove your slippers?

"Funny Bones" (Latest 7).
"Upbeat and endearing" (Chortle).
"Excellent" (ThreeWeeks).

2:00pm to 3:30pm
Brighton Rock Tour Jill & Mark

Come and discover the locations, inspirations and drama behind Graham Greene's iconic tale of gangland murder, doomed romance and Catholicism. We will visit the prime locations featured in both the book and the 1948 film. Follow in the footsteps of Graham Greene himself and join us for a drink afterwards in Brighton's oldest pub.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences for 30 years with the art, magic, science of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he sells out every year. Louis explores the dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy, artistry, audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep all ages mesmerised. From square bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people in bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
The HandleBards: The Tempest The HandleBards

Join the four-strong, all-female HandleBards troupe at the start of their summer-long tour for a raucous bicycle-powered production, filled with magic, music and Shakespearean mayhem!

"Lively, non-stop and irreverent" (ExeuntMagazine.com on the HandleBards' As You Like It). "Infectiously fun, seriously silly, and utterly hilarious. You need to see them" (Shields Gazette, on the HandleBards' Romeo and Juliet).

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 3:00pm
Sing-A-Long-A-Musical West End on Sea

We are back to lead you in a sing-a-long of hits from all the best musical shows, with a live band of West End theatre musicians backing you. But this time there'll be a kids show at 2pm (Annie, Oliver, Disney etc.) and an adults show at 4pm (Grease, Mamma Mia!, Les Mis etc.).

Both shows will feature all the song lyrics on the big screen, silly props to play with, costumes and lots of fun! So many great songs packed into two separate hours - which one will you come to? Or will you just have to come to both?

2:00pm to 3:15pm
Here We Are Again Wired Theatre

4 stars “Here we are again, happy as can be, all good pals and jolly good company.” So runs a cheery song from the 1930’s, which I remember learning on my grandmother’s knee; you’ll hear it - and a handful of other music-hall classics - at intervals during this offbeat and rewarding play. But the lyrics carry a heavy irony, for the warring couple at the heart of the script are anything but pals… and husband Andrew is far from happy, spiralling into a world of guilty fantasy and pitiful self-destruction. Read the full review.

Wired Theatre are long-standing Brighton Fringe regulars, and have made a name for themselves staging creative site-specific works in unusual places – this time, a normal house in Hove. Their shows are always quirky, and sometimes demand your concentration, but following a long run of recent successes they count as a sure bet all the same. The latest show is the conclusion to a trilogy, about a philandering psychologist losing his own grip on reality; expect an unusual and creative production, with plenty to talk about afterwards.

In the final part of Wired Theatre’s darkly comic trilogy, the ageing psychotherapist believes certain people want to destroy him. His life is spinning out of control again!

Can he overcome this vortex of disaster and save his marriage or is he hurtling towards inevitable self-destruction? The story so far uncovered a web of deception.

Now the quiet house in Hove becomes the site for more surprising revelations. This original devised promenade performance offers another provocative, immersive experience.

2:10pm to 3:00pm
All Work, No Play Awk The Clown / Sweet Productions

4 stars Awk The Clown rushes onto the stage, and collapses - literally - behind an office desk. He’s late for work, it seems; he has a report to write, page after page of soul-destroying tedium, a harsh-ticking metronome reminding him of the deadline ahead. There should be more to life than this. There is more to life than this. And over the course of fifty speechless but playful minutes, Awk will do his very best to find it. Read the full review.

I saw this show as a work-in-progress at last year's Fringe, and though it was rough around the edges it held a lot of potential. Drawing on elements of clowning with a dash of physical theatre, the show evokes a burgeoning romance in a monotonous office; the scenario is recognisable and realistic, though the details are sometimes surreal. It was a confident performance with moments of both intensity and tenderness, and I'm hopeful this fully-developed version will realise the clear promise of the original.

We all have to work. Awk longs for a better life outside the shackles of mediocrity, but there’s something that keeps holding him back. Awk is on the clock, and he doesn’t have long until his time is up.

All Awk wants is to impress you and to be loved. He's quite happy if you laugh at him, not with him, as long as he gets the attention he desperately craves. So come and join Awk as he returns for a second year of Brighton Fringe adventures. He may even sing you a little song to say thank you!

2:15pm to 3:15pm
Huggers Comedy World Productions

Huggers returns! With an ever-changing selection of performers chosen from the best acts around the Fringe. With a host keeping the laughs going with jokes, fun competitions and prizes, there's no better show for fun with all the family.

"Laughing and smiling until our cheeks hurt" **** (Rip It up)
"Great show" **** (The Scotsman)
"An enjoyable hour of varied family fun" **** (Broadway Baby)
"Perfectly timed for child attention spans, it left the kids wanting more - my eight-year-old absolutely loved it!" **** (Child Friendly Brighton).

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

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot! Come alone or with friends; you can even try and recreate that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge. There are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends book at the same time to avoid disappointment. Children under 16 require an adult, no under 12s.

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Trash Test Dummies Dummies Corp.

Best Children's Presentation winners at Adelaide Fringe 2016 and 2015, and runners-up for Children's Choice Award 2016, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. "Delightfully intelligent, highly entertaining" ****½ (Herald Sun).

With sell-out seasons and rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, this side-splitting slapstick routine takes household wheelie bins to new heights, and delivers a dump-truck full of hilarity! "Circus show perfect for families" ***** (Edinburgh For Kids).

2:30pm to 3:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

2:30pm to 3:30pm
The Desk by Frank Foucault (Work In Progress) Laughing Horse Free Festival

Thump. James Corden hears a thump underneath his chat-show desk. Thump. It's the evening before the start of his American talk-show career. Thump. This is not a stand-up show. Thump. But it's written, performed and created by my stand-up comedy persona. Thump. I understand that’s probably confusing. Thump. I hope you enjoy it. Thump. Thump. Love. Thump. Thump. Ego. Thump. Thump. Death. Thump. Thump. Sex. Thump. Thump. The Desk. (work in progress)

“A tiny work of comic genius” (The Scotsman)

“Stupidly funny” (Chortle)

“Bizarre and daring” **** (Broadway Baby)

2:30pm to 5:00pm
Being Limitless TV: An Audience with ... Being Limitless TV

Being Limitless TV: An Audience with...

An invitation to conscious-thought leaders, visionaries, influencers and entrepreneurs from the world of TV, film, theatre, music, the arts, sciences, health and personal development to collaborate with us in the creation of a consciousness-expanding global network fostering humanitarian spirit, peace and enlightenment around the world.

Join us in the expansive spirit of collaboration and explore with us the notion of transformation and 'Being Limitless: How to Live Your Limitless Life' with founder Josephine Tyrrell and her legendary guests.

2:30pm to 4:30pm
A Steady Rain Far-Kit Promotions.com

"What Is True Friendship???"

This gritty, witty piece explores complex relationships formed on the tough streets of Chicago. With biting dialogue and a rainbow of emotions, we journey with the two friends and a host of other characters on a fateful journey of love and life.

'A Steady Rain' by Keith Huff
Arts Council multiple-award-winning production

2:30pm to 4:30pm
Middle Street Synagogue Open Days Middle Street Synagogue

This exquisitely sumptuous, Grade II* listed, sacred jewel is Brighton's second most important building after the Pavilion and its best kept secret. Designed by Thomas Lainson in 1874, it is now probably the most beautiful and one of the last remaining cathedral-synagogues in England.

Come along to discover and enjoy it during Brighton Fringe. We'll be open for tours and talks on Sunday afternoons and holding special, inclusive Wednesday lunchtime Jewish history and culture themed events. More details will be posted on the Facebook page Middle Street Synagogue from early spring.

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Definitely Louise Bethany Heath

From the comfort of her room, an excitable, irrepressible young woman muses on life, love, friendship and loss.

A solo play about finding your way in the modern world.

"High comedy, witty one-liners and prescient observations about the potential dangers of social
media" (The Fine Times Recorder).

"Electrifying" **** (Theatre Bath).

2:45pm to 3:40pm
The Bubble Show The Highland Joker

Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles! Interactive and suitable for all ages, 'The Bubble Show' is a unique blend of magic, storytelling and Bubble-Art! Actor, storyteller and Guinness World Record Winner, The Highland Joker is one of the top Bubbles artists in the world, coming to Brighton with his award-winning performance! Join us as we journey together through the realms of Bubbland!

3:00pm to 10:00pm
B.fest 2019 B.Fest / Brighton Youth Centre

B.fest is the Brighton Youth Arts Festival and is run by young people aged 13-19 years, and for young people. B.fest is a week full of gigs, exhibitions, theatre, comedy, skateboarding, workshops, and much more. Come and celebrate, and support the next generation of creative talent. Events happen across Brighton and Hove.

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

Guru Dudu returns to his beloved Brighton this year with a few special guest tour guides and special events – see gurududu.org for details.
Enjoy his hilarious dance-walking tours of spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around Brighton landmarks and lots of crazy interaction with onlookers. Everyone wears headphones (supplied) and can hear the fun commentary from Guru Dudu and the dance mix of uplifting favourites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Wear comfortable footwear and preferably come empty handed (no bags, etc). Tickets also at door if not sold out.

Check out some special themed tours this year:

Queen - Fri 6pm, May 3, 17, 31.
Abba - Fri 6pm, May 10, 24
90's - Sat 6pm, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1
60's - Mon 3pm, May 6 & 27
70's - Mon 4.30pm, May 6 & 27
80's - Mon 6pm, May 6 & 27
Sundays 3pm - with special guest tour guides

All other tours run as classic format: 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's mix

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Jack Cherry and Friends from the Fruit Bowl Jack Cherry

'Jack Cherry and Friends from the Fruit Bowl' is a romp of bizarre happenings that explore the completely fabricated lives of the colourful and controversial. In a series of absurdist and satirical monologues tied together with music and 'interpretative dance' this show takes you on a journey from talking pineapples to the biblical and back.

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Rob Deb: Old Comedian of the Year Finalist 2018 Robin Deb

June 25th 2018 - weight was 22 stone. September 25th - 16 stone and 7 pounds. A remarkable story of diet and determination, except I’m typing this as of 19th December and I'm still at 16 stone.

Given when you’re seeing this I may have bloated. If you come on the first night, I’ll have taken my mum to see Christy Moore the night before. Because I’m eating fewer sweets, I’ll be giving financial advice on how to save money while living with three generations in one house.

"Slick" (Chortle).
"The Lenny Bruce of sci-fi" (The Skinny).

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Caspar Thomas: The Art of Close-up Magic Caspar Thomas

Magic as equally stunning as the skill is completely hidden. This is Caspar’s new show, and the fourth he’s brought to the Brighton Fringe. Combining new and classic magic (invented by the greatest magicians of the last 120 years) it’s a show full of the thrill of tricks you’ll see for the first time, and some that you already love.

"You won't see other magicians do this stuff... they can't! Caspar's skill is of a standard rarely seen anywhere." (Jerry Sadowitz)
"Stunning sleight of hand from a master of magic." (FringeReview)
"Fantastic!" (Hollywood Fringe)

3:00pm to 3:55pm
Roisin Crowley Linton: Teenage Kicks Stamptown

WINNER: Stamptown Newcomer Award, 2018

Roisin Crowley Linton makes her Brighton debut with a unique blend of achingly honest poetry, side-splitting stand-up and personal storytelling.

Teenagers are weird. Being a teenager is weird. Working with teenagers is weird. Especially when you split work at a youth club by day and perform comedy, poetry and burlesque by night. This time we’re talking about growing up in Newcastle, how hard it is to be sexy and how the kids are alright.

“A tiny wicked wordsmith... Some of the most impressive poetry and one-liners to be found” **** (EdFestMag)

3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sussex Food Tours Sussex Food Tours

This gourmet food tour takes you through the historical and cultural heart of Brighton. Fun and informative with all food, snacks, desserts and beverages (alcoholic and non), entertainment, sightseeing and guiding included in ticket price.

We will be running two different Brighton-themed food tours so please check our website for dates and more details:

- Vegetarian Brighton Tour
- Great Sussex/British Food Tour

3:10pm to 4:10pm
The Good Russian Enchanted Would

Andrew Byron is an actor who has spent most of his career playing Russians. They’re invariably the ‘bad guys’ and usually end up dead (He was shot in the head in 'Killing Eve' and vaporised in 'Doctor Who').

But this story is about a Russian you don’t see on your screens: Innokenty Afanasievich is honest, decent and simple. He is a dreamer, seeking his fortune in the West.

"I am going to the land of the Shakespeare and the Bananarama". But the past that he is so desperate to leave behind is now threatening to catch up with him.

3:15pm to 4:15pm
Don't Bother Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin

A stand-up poetry show about dead dogs, chocolate and nostalgia. Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin presents a semi-coherent exploration of nothing in particular, using some words that rhyme and some more that don't. You're allowed to search for Higher Meaning in this hour of comedy and spoken word, but it's probably easier if you don't bother.

Bróccán is the winner of Manchester Word War 2018, a Hammer & Tongue National finalist 2019, and and an alumnus of the multi award-winning Durham Revue. ***** (Bunbury Magazine)

3:15pm to 4:05pm
Nutty Noah: You Might Die! Komedia Entertainment Ltd

You could get squashed by an elephant that’s out of control, or you could come and see the latest ‘death-defying' show from Nutty Noah. Featuring magic, music and (not so) dangerous stunts, this show will make you feel alive!

Oscar (Noah’s son), has had numerous operations for a brain tumour and his bravery in face of uncertainty is the inspiration for the show. His sense of humour has been key to helping him through his treatment and he invites you to join him at poking your tongue out at death and stamping on the foot of St Peter.

As seen on CBBC's BAFTA Award Winning 'The Slammer'.

3:25pm to 4:40pm
GROOMED Mankind & Ingenious Purpose

4 stars Groomed is the painfully honest telling of writer and performer Patrick Sandford’s abuse at the hands of David Moorby, one of his primary school teachers. It weaves a complex narrative from myth, historical anecdote and personal experience, to speak important truths about shame and the complexities of abuse. With added saxophone music. Read the full review.

Three times winner at Brighton Fringe 2016, 'GROOMED' is rebooted and back.

How can a truth be told? A betrayed schoolboy, a Japanese soldier and the inventor of the saxophone. Three extraordinary stories are brought together to show how, when a secret is spoken, it can save your life. This show’s emotional power has gripped audiences in Norway, UK and the USA. Intelligent and unmissable.

"One of the most moving pieces I have ever seen. I left the theatre educated and entertained – a most rare experience..." (Sandi Toksvig)
***** Broadway Baby
**** The Guardian
**** Financial Times

3:30pm to 5:10pm
Those Magnificent Men The Foundry Group

I saw a production of this witty script way back in 2011, and can attest to its flurry of sneaky one-liners and isolated moments of outright silliness. But the story it's telling is a thoughtful one: tackling professionalism and friendship, competition and goodwill, celebrity and reality – and the liberties writers sometimes take when they appropriate another person’s life story and good name. This Fringe-scale production features the playwright, and the reports I've heard suggest it's filled with lo-fi charm.

100 years ago, British aviation heroes Alcock and Brown flew non-stop over the Atlantic into history. Their amazing story, told in Mitchell and Nixon's hit comedy, comes to the Fringe in this much-loved production by Argus Angel winners The Foundry Group. Starring David Mounfield ('Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show' - Radio 4) and Brian Mitchell (The Ornate Johnsons, BBC Radio 4) who endeavour to tell the epic tale with just cardboard, two stools and some left-over props .

"Wonderfully entertaining - the makings of a West End hit." (The Times)
"Spiffing perfection" (The Telegraph)

3:30pm to 4:20pm
Learn to Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot! Come alone or with friends; you can even try and recreate that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge. There are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends book at the same time to avoid disappointment. Children under 16 require an adult, no under 12s.

3:30pm to 4:40pm
Clean Different Theatre / Sweet Productions

4 stars A friend of mine summed up Clean better than I ever can. “It’s like a Woman’s Hour podcast in a garden,” he said. “Which is lovely.” He was right on every count, I think: there is indeed a documentary aspect to the Sam Chittenden’s script, which sees a varied group of women speak directly to the audience as they share their memories of a particular place and time. It is, magnificently, performed in a garden, an old laundry drying ground tucked between houses in Roundhill. And it is indeed lovely - though in a bittersweet, thoughtful kind of way. Read the full review.

Sam Chittenden’s ‘Clean’ tells the tales of 7 women in the Laundry Hill area of Brighton from 1870-2020. It explores local history, mental illness, abuse, sexuality, suffrage, & sistership. It highlights what has changed - and hasn’t - in 150 years.

With original live music, ‘Clean’ is staged in what was once a drying field of the Mayo Laundry.

Doors 30 mins before shows.

Different Theatre create intimate work with a strong theatricality. Past shows include ‘Metamorphosis’, ‘Sary’, and ‘So You Say’.

"Magical story-telling & a poetic serenity in the face of the dark” (Fringe Review).

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Dr Jones Funny Bones Over The Lyne

Dr Jones Funny Bones is coming to Brighton with a show for the whole family. Enjoy a fun and educational show about the human body with Dr Jones, a real life doctor and comedian. With songs, competitions, silly props and of course jokes!

3:30pm to 4:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

3:30pm to 4:30pm
The Secret Comedy Club: Fringe Comedy Hub Artista

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

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Crime Scene Illusion Tracy Wise

4 stars Tracy Wise doesn’t match the stereotype of a showy stage magician. As she strides out of the wings in a no-nonsense trouser suit, she’s every inch the DI from a hard-boiled crime thriller; and of course, that’s exactly the persona she’s aiming to convey. Crime Scene Illusion is a clever genre mash-up, which combines well-executed magic tricks with a satisfying detective back-story, in an impressive hour of crime-themed chicanery. Read the full review.

A unique and innovative performance combining the worlds of forensic investigation, psychological magic, and storytelling. Interactive, engaging, and entertaining.

Join the Crime Scene Illusionist, Tracy Wise, as she guides you on a journey through a world where magic can be murder!

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Laughs and Tricks with Stu Turner Stu Turner

Chuckle. Gasp. Shrug! If you like a barrel of laughs and a bag of tricks, spend an hour with comedy magician Stu Turner.

Stu blends comedy, magic and absolute nonsense in this free show. Often silly, sometimes surreal and always baffling, Stu is regularly seen on stage in London’s West End. He has supported Bob Monkhouse, appeared on TV alongside Des O’Connor, and performed at the legendary London Palladium.

In 'Laughs and Tricks', Stu Turner brings comedy, magic and a horse's head to the Brighton Fringe. Drop in to find out why.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sing-A-Long-A-Musical West End on Sea

We are back to lead you in a sing-a-long of hits from all the best musical shows, with a live band of West End theatre musicians backing you. But this time there'll be a kids show at 2pm (Annie, Oliver, Disney etc.) and an adults show at 4pm (Grease, Mamma Mia!, Les Mis etc.).

Both shows will feature all the song lyrics on the big screen, silly props to play with, costumes and lots of fun! So many great songs packed into two separate hours - which one will you come to? Or will you just have to come to both?

4:00pm to 5:00pm
We Are Not Shellfish Sabotage Theatre

Leah gets in trouble at school when she fights a boy who is squashing ants. She is sent to talk with a Special Octopus to help her work through her angry feelings. Leah and the Octopus become friends, and hatch a plan to steal a boat and sail to Calais.

Narrated by Leah’s goldfish, Bertie and Cassandra, 'We are not Shellfish' is a magical coming of age story about the imagination, courage and resilience of a girl with an ambition to change the world.

"Heartfelt, anarchic theatre at its best" (Queer Puppets Cabaret)

"Funny, subversive, deeply philosophical and beautiful" (Fringe Review)

4:00pm to 4:55pm
Just These, Please Just These, Please

Charming sketch group seek friendly audience for their Brighton debut. Looking to share one hour of passion followed by a lifetime of mutual appreciation. Twenty-five cleverly crafted sketches in 55 minutes from an ensemble with chemistry that would impress your old A-Level teacher. What do you want from comedy? Just These, Please.

"Brilliant, very funny" (Christopher Biggins), "Staggeringly talented" (Lucy Porter), "Pitch perfect performances in this tight, hilarious hour of sketch comedy" (Beyond The Joke).

4:15pm to 5:05pm
Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users: Level 2 Ian Crawford Presents

Do you know how to safely operate a butter knife? Do you know how to minimise injury from an unsupervised fork? Do you have "spoon-sense"? Health and safety has gone mad courtesy of comedy character Ian Crawford, an adviser from the Steel and Cutlery Manufacturers Association. What he has to share is deadly serious and you'd be forking mad to miss him.

"Forking good health and safety-based comedy has tears rolling down cheeks" **** (The Wee Review).
"This is a must-see show for anyone with a strong sense of the ridiculous" **** (SG Fringe).

4:15pm to 5:15pm
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams Bibi and Bichu Ltd

Circus Abyssinia was a hot ticket at the Edinburgh Fringe a couple of years ago, and has a clutch of four- and five-star reviews to show off from its international tour since then. The show's narrative is built around two Ethiopian boys who dream of becoming jugglers - mirroring the inspiring real-life tale of the troupe's two founders. But it's the energy and physicality of the performance which reviews highlight most, with acrobatics, aerial work and clowning among the highlights.

Circus Abyssinia weaves the dreams of its cast through heart-stopping feats of acrobatic daring. Inspired by real-life jugglers Bibi and Bichu, the show tells the tale of two young Ethiopian brothers who dreamed of the circus in a country without one. When the boys make a wish upon the moon they are joined by a host of high-flying figures - some enchanting, others menacing, but all of them circus ‘dreamers’, who together awaken an incredible new Ethiopian tradition.

"Sensational entertainment" **** (The Times)
"One of the best acts ever seen... fun for all the family" ***** (Mail on Sunday)

4:20pm to 5:15pm
Overpriced Zeitgeist Scriptstuff Entertainment

Vaguely anti-establishment poetry for the postmodern Bohemian. Includes politics, immigration, consumerism, and the search for cultural diversity, plus an important rant about poor grammar in 80s pop songs. Mike Took is the kind of guy who deliberately enters B&Q through the exit which is clearly marked “To enter use other door”.

“The row in front of me seemed to be having a good time” (EdFringeReview)

“Real writing talent, a charismatic and energetic performer” (EdFringeReview)

**Warning!** Show contains 33 profanities and one use of the word “Knobhead”.

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Blue Planet III Bright Buoy Productions

Two idiots at the BBC are making another Blue Planet, but how do you know what a fish is if you've never left your office? Put on your polar ice caps and climb aboard an adventure to save the oceans! Featuring swashbuckling swordfish, hammerhead and spannerhead sharks, wailing whales and nasty things that lurk at the bottom of the sea, in this children’s comedy show by the “hugely talented” (Chortle) Luke Rollason and the “hilarious” (The List) Christian Brighty.

“David Attenborough meets clowning” (Broadway Baby).
"Take the kids, take the parents, you will all have a laugh" (The Scotsman).

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Summertime Slaughter Dirty White Boys and Alice Marshall

Welcome to Plankton-on-Sea, your classic British seaside town: donkeys, deckchairs and a deadly monster terrorising the shore. Written and performed by award-winning double act, Dirty White Boys (Best New Act, London SketchFest 2016), and the incredible character comedian Alice Marshall (as featured on Comedy Central and BBC Radio 4).

Grab a bag of cockles and try to avoid bloodshed on the beach for this silly, sinister sketch show. Think 'League of Gentlemen' meets 'Jaws' by way of 'Summer Holiday'!
"Spectacularly and compellingly funny" (The List).

4:30pm to 7:00pm
Sing-and-Dance-a-Long: Dirty Dancing OCR Productions

Come have the the time of your life, with the cult-dance musical of the 80's. Our very own Steph will get you in the mood before the screening.

4:30pm to 5:25pm
Viggo The Viking The Other Theatre

It's a Bold Choice because it's a brand-new show, but Gaulier-trained clown Viggo Venn has impeccable pedigree. Our 5* review for his previous show praised its "steady stream of surprising and sometimes hysterical ideas"; he's a charming, endearing performer, keen to engage with the audience and unafraid to expose his own vulnerability. This new show sees him in the persona of the world's worst Viking, facing mythical enemies as he tries - and fails - to launch a raid on Brighton.

WINNER: Best Comedy Brighton Fringe 2016
NOMINEE: Best Comedy Brighton Fringe 2017

From the deep forests and tall mountains of Norway comes Gaulier-trained clown Viggo Venn (Zach & Viggo) with a new, funny and totally silent comedy show!

Viggo The Viking is the dumbest viking in the world. As he tries to invade Brighton, he will face dragons and fail.

4:30pm to 5:20pm
Learn to Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Experience the potter's wheel and learn a new skill in our friendly and inviting studio. We will show you how and then guide you through the process of making your own pot! Come alone or with friends; you can even try and recreate that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

Leave your pot with us to be glazed and fired, then collect it three weeks later or get it posted to you for a small extra charge. There are only eight places per session, so if you're coming with friends book at the same time to avoid disappointment. Children under 16 require an adult, no under 12s.

4:30pm to 5:20pm
Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours Guru Dudu Productions

Guru Dudu returns to his beloved Brighton this year with a few special guest tour guides and special events – see gurududu.org for details.
Enjoy his hilarious dance-walking tours of spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around Brighton landmarks and lots of crazy interaction with onlookers. Everyone wears headphones (supplied) and can hear the fun commentary from Guru Dudu and the dance mix of uplifting favourites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Wear comfortable footwear and preferably come empty handed (no bags, etc). Tickets also at door if not sold out.

Check out some special themed tours this year:

Queen - Fri 6pm, May 3, 17, 31.
Abba - Fri 6pm, May 10, 24
90's - Sat 6pm, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1
60's - Mon 3pm, May 6 & 27
70's - Mon 4.30pm, May 6 & 27
80's - Mon 6pm, May 6 & 27
Sundays 3pm - with special guest tour guides

All other tours run as classic format: 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's mix

4:30pm to 5:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

4:40pm to 5:40pm
An Adult Dr Seuss Geoff Allnutt

An Adult Dr Seuss is a one-man-show by performance poet Geoff Allnutt, AKA The Speech Painter. It takes the work and world of Dr Seuss and re-imagines them for adults using the rhythms and tongue-twisting alliteration of Seuss’s classics to create a show of mind-altering poetry.
Along the way we meet a cast of original characters distorted and lost in a grown up world, where The Twat in the Flat can’t stop ingesting vast quantities of narcotics and the The Grinch has somehow transformed into David Lynch and an A-Z of Ted will tell of the often bizarre creations of Theodor Geisel AKA Dr Seuss.

4:45pm to 5:45pm
Dave Chawner: The Pursuit of Happiness Dave Chawner

Dave is a number 1 bestselling author, he has presented for BBC, written for the Guardian, The Telegraph, Metro and Cosmopolitan and even got an award at The Houses Of Parliament for his 2015 show... but is he happy? This show explores what it means to be happy.
"Thank goodness for Dave; he tells his invaluable story with humour and tongue in cheek charm... hilariously entertaining" (Mail On Sunday).

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

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

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

5:00pm to 6:15pm
Here We Are Again Wired Theatre

4 stars “Here we are again, happy as can be, all good pals and jolly good company.” So runs a cheery song from the 1930’s, which I remember learning on my grandmother’s knee; you’ll hear it - and a handful of other music-hall classics - at intervals during this offbeat and rewarding play. But the lyrics carry a heavy irony, for the warring couple at the heart of the script are anything but pals… and husband Andrew is far from happy, spiralling into a world of guilty fantasy and pitiful self-destruction. Read the full review.

Wired Theatre are long-standing Brighton Fringe regulars, and have made a name for themselves staging creative site-specific works in unusual places – this time, a normal house in Hove. Their shows are always quirky, and sometimes demand your concentration, but following a long run of recent successes they count as a sure bet all the same. The latest show is the conclusion to a trilogy, about a philandering psychologist losing his own grip on reality; expect an unusual and creative production, with plenty to talk about afterwards.

In the final part of Wired Theatre’s darkly comic trilogy, the ageing psychotherapist believes certain people want to destroy him. His life is spinning out of control again!

Can he overcome this vortex of disaster and save his marriage or is he hurtling towards inevitable self-destruction? The story so far uncovered a web of deception.

Now the quiet house in Hove becomes the site for more surprising revelations. This original devised promenade performance offers another provocative, immersive experience.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Adam Flood and Blake AJ: Joke Boys Joke Boys

Stand-up comics Blake AJ and Adam Flood unpack the funnies in an hour-long show split between them. One has an afro, the other is a cheeky Northerner, but they both have a zest for jest, a thirst for mirth, and a brand new subscription to a thesaurus app.

"Quirky, charming and breathtakingly funny” (Scott Capurro, Perrier Award Winner).

“Infectiously funny” (Oxford Comedy Festival).

Amused Moose New Comic Semi-Finalist 2018, Laughing Horse New Act Semi-Finalist 2018, South East New Comedian Finalist 2018.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Bloody Mary: In Service to the True God BCB Productions

2 stars As the audience file in for Bloody Mary, we are presented with a woman in 16th century regal finery, reading a modern newspaper and standing before a banner of recent headlines about Brexit. It’s an arresting and intriguing opening image, presenting the play’s central premise that little has changed in Britain over the intervening 500 years. Read the full review.

Rape, beheadings, burnings, and religious persecution run rife. Speeches made by the Conservative government weave through a text that explores damnation and salvation through the eyes of Mary Tudor. ‘Wolf Hall’ meets ‘Talking Heads’.

"Byrnes cleverly weaves into this character from long ago a thread of authoritarianism, received patriarchal certainty, and quasi-religious soundbiting, which has its analogue in much of contemporary politics" (The Scotsman)

"Bernie C. Byrnes’ clever script provided parallels with more recent characters in British history... right up-to-date" (Pauper’s Press)

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Silent Disco with Boogie Shoes Seaside Special Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Tours

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Boogie Shoes Silent Disco presents our 'Cheeky Seaside Special' tour of Brighton. We'll have plenty of singing and dancing along the way. Each participant wears headphones tuned to the same station pumping uplifting classics, oldies and today's hits. Live commentary and music all led by your hosts the Boogie Shoes Crew. All salty dogs and bathing beauties welcome. Travel light, bring a drink and wear suitable footwear for walking. Babies in slings, no buggies. Headphones provided, spare tickets at the venue.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Aaron Twitchen: Can't Stop a Rainbow... Aaron Twitchen

Sun, sea and stand-up. A comedy holiday special all about friendship, love and wine from Luisa Omielan tour support, Aaron Twitchen. Never let anyone try to keep you down; they can’t stop a rainbow if they can’t find the end of it. “Positive, fun, feelgood” (The Skinny).

5:10pm to 6:10pm
The Golden Child William Desmond

William Desmond has always considered himself 'The Golden Child'. If you tell yourself you can ride a horse, or down a pint while juggling 5 balls, or play the piano blindfolded then it must be true, right? Will can do all these things.

Will has always been the person that wanted to be the best at everything. Join the newest golden child of comedy cabaret, for an hour of musical theatre, original songs, and other mediocre performances.

As a jack of all trades, but master of none, Will explains why being good at everything often isn’t the answer.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Eggshells Limb2Limb

A two-hander written in verse, ‘Eggshells’ addresses the growing problems of anxiety disorder and post traumatic stress disorder after a bomb going off in London affects Glen’s life more than he cares to share with Hannah. Hannah can’t take much more of Glen’s strange behaviour and her best friend, Jim, thinks a Singapore Sling is the answer to all their problems. As the night unfolds, Hannah and Glen’s relationship, honesty and openness is tested to its maximum as the recent events in the city they love fall on top of them.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tales from the Elsewhere LoveHard

Welcome to Hopeville. Just a sleepy mid-west town of picket fences, backs slapped slightly too hard by farmhands, and where everyone knows everyone's secrets. Population; rapidly dwindling.

When three young whippersnappers stumble across a box of cassette tapes, leading them to the deadly secret at the centre of the town's openly suspicious abandoned laboratory, they are left asking; what is the cause of the disappearances? Why does everyone slap each other's backs quite so hard? And just what is the Elsewhere? Will they find out? Yes. Obviously.

Two men. 67 characters. This is LoveHard.

5:30pm to 6:25pm
After Today Stage D’Or

4 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2018 Bill Grundy sits swinging in a swivel chair, swigging from a hip flask and reflecting on the wreckage of his life. If you've heard of Grundy at all, it'll be because of the Sex Pistols: he's the hapless besuited interviewer who inexplicably goaded them into a flurry of obscenities, live on 1970's teatime TV. The episode cost him his job and his career, and we see him now – deliciously, hilariously – reduced to presenting a show called Close Up On Castles, a lunchtime filler which is clearly just as pointless as it sounds. Read the full review.

If the name "Bill Grundy" means anything to you, it'll be because of the Sex Pistols - whose expletive-laden live interview on Grundy's Today programme ended the TV host's career. This deliciously sardonic show, which earned 4* from us on its Edinburgh run, explores Grundy's wilful self-destruction and the ironic possibility that he helped promote the very group he so disdained. It's a sharply-written, witty performance - which does inspire a small amount of sympathy for a man whose own arrogance destroyed him.

Bill Grundy's fall from grace due to that interview with the Sex Pistols on Thames TV's 'Today' programme and what he did next.

We meet TV presenter Bill Grundy three years after his profanity-littered, car-crash interview with the Sex Pistols live on tea-time TV in 1976. An erudite, driven man, but with a huge self-destructive streak, Bill struggles to keep his career going. He reflects on how his career turned from being the era’s Paxman into a 70s Partridge, how he inadvertently kick-started a cultural movement he abhors and why that 'Today' interview continues to haunt him.

5:30pm to 6:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

5:40pm to 6:35pm
Anna and Sarah: Would Rather Do a Sudoku Anna Dominey and Sarah Mann

Sarah Mann (BBC New Comedian finalist 2018, So You Think You're Funny runner-up 2017) and Anna Dominey (Bath New Act semi-finalist 2018) are the opposite of party people. They would both choose being at home with a nice cup of tea and a Sudoku puzzle over pretty much anything else. They've performed comedy throughout the UK and beyond, and are now bringing their chortle-filled tales of misanthropic bafflement to Brighton. Come and witness their playfully disdainful look at how tiring it is just to live in the world these days.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
BraTon Fringe Comedy Comedy World Productions

Following the inaugural season success of the 'EdinBra Fringe Comedy' north of the border, 'LassTer Festival Comedy' in the Midlands and hosted by Scotland's Jeannie Jones, this well-received show with a revolving line-up of some the best female comedians makes its way to Brighton.

"Jeannie’s MC'ing skills meant that the night was flawless from start to finish and she did a great job of keeping the energy in the room" (Britain's Got Talent winner, The Lost Voice Guy).

6:00pm to 7:30pm
Total Eclipse: In a Moment, My Mum is Going to Step Out of the Moon Moving Pieces

A humorous, playful, truthful and thought provoking piece of theatre, which challenges taboos and explores the impact of grief on our relationships and mental health.

Lily and Paco's relationship is in crisis after having both lost their mothers in the same year. They arrive at the top of a mountain in anticipation of a total lunar eclipse. Lily believes that the spirit of her mother is going to step forward from the Moon during the eclipse to say goodbye to her, while Paco just wants to relax, enjoy a picnic and take a few pictures.

6:00pm to 6:50pm
Stealing the Show: The Improvised Heist Comedy Stealing The Show

Move over Oceans 8, 11, 12 and 13. There's a new game in town! 'Stealing The Show' is a criminal comedy caper made up from your suggestions. What will we steal? How will we steal it? It's all up to you!

6:00pm to 11:00pm
The Spire Festival Bar The Spire

A festival oasis in the heart of Kemptown, an atmospheric bar stocked by the best local suppliers where you can discover experimental art, unusual performances and out of the ordinary music from 9pm. Each visit to The Spire will be a unique experience and it's all totally free of charge.

6:00pm to 7:30pm
A Winter's Tale Helikon Theatre Company

Yesterday: A winter’s tale, a story to wile along the long cold hours.

Today: Leontes is married to Hermione. As the family sit down to hear a winter’s tale, Leontes’ jealousy threatens to destroy his family and his state.

Tomorrow: A new story of reconciliation begins.

From an emerging company of "visionary" (Varsity) theatre makers, comes a bold reinvention of Shakespeare’s most illusive work, modernising language and exploring its compulsion for a happy ending.

6:00pm to 7:45pm
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour Exchange Events Ltd

Those dazzling divas are back, coming of age and celebrating 21 years with 'The Greatest Show Girls Tour'! The entertainment soars from start to finish with infectious, showstopping performances that'll bring you to your feet time and time again. The glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of Vegas in a mesmerising spectacle fulfilling dreams for everyone. A chance to luxuriate in a vibrant, euphoric bubble of laughter, beauty, splendour and music. A complete celebration of individuality and pride in saying “This is Me”, undeniably you’ll agree that the lady boys are the greatest showgirls!

6:10pm to 7:00pm
Artificial Intelligence Improvisation Improbotics

Here's one for the geeks: an improvised comedy show, where one of the stars is a robot. As far as we can tell from reviews of previous outings, there's no trickery involved - as well as the two human performers, there really is a computer with an AI brain, listening and contributing to the banter as best it can. To quote our colleagues at Broadway Baby: "It sounds exceptionally strange. It is exceptionally strange." But it sounds kind-of unmissable, too.

An improv comedy show and a live Turing test science experiment: an actual artificial intelligence-based chatbot tries to pass as human as it sends lines to one of the improvisers via an earpiece. Our impossible and hilarious challenge is to justify physical and emotional lines that make no sense at all.

Featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Scientist.
**** (Edmonton Fringe, 2018)
“I will stick with artificial stupidity” (Colin Mochrie, Edinburgh Fringe 2017)
“This could be revolutionary” (Broadway Baby, Brighton Fringe 2018)

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

It's a comedy Bonanza!

Back for a second year in Brighton, this stand-up comedy selection is an exciting pack of comedians, with top headliners and the best up-and-coming performers selected from shows all around the Fringe.

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

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

The perfect start to your Fringe night!

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Jacob Hatton: Remake Jacob Hatton

Jacob Hatton tries to make sense of our world by remaking your favourite stories (with no respect for the originals) in a blistering hour of adventurous, hypnagogic stand-up. Those who cherish tradition, beware. Those who want a bloody good laugh, do not miss. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra, Soho Theatre Young Company.

"Buzzing to watch" **** (Mumble Comedy).
"Attuned to the human psyche" (Broadway Baby).
"Endorphin milking titterfest" (Mumble Comedy).
"Blessings be upon him" (Three Weeks).

6:15pm to 7:20pm
Lights! Planets! People! Molly Naylor & Company

Renowned space scientist Maggie Hill is giving a lecture about her career, to inspire young women to work in science. She's also attending her first therapy session, in order to overcome some debilitating anxiety. Both events force Maggie to discuss her greatest achievements and biggest regrets. 'Lights! Planets! People!' is an intimate and exhilarating story about communication, both interpersonal and intergalactic.

Written and directed by Molly Naylor (BBC Radio 4, Sky One)
Performed by Karen Hill
Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Southampton Nuffield Theatres and Norwich Arts Centre.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Good Grief Swallows Theatre

A summer's day at the Lido, an event not to be spoken of. Can the pieces of a fractured family be put back together? When Sam invites his mother and sister to share a meal, their memories may not be what he expects.

Humour and poignant drama combine in this play by award-winning author Edwin Preece (International Playwriting Festival, Cornwall One-Act Play Competition), which was performed to acclaim at Steyning Festival 2018.

Awarded a Brighton Lions Bursary for 2019, Swallows Theatre were runners-up in the Audience Choice Award on their last visit to Brighton Fringe in 2015.

6:30pm to 7:20pm
Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours Guru Dudu Productions

Guru Dudu returns to his beloved Brighton this year with a few special guest tour guides and special events – see gurududu.org for details.
Enjoy his hilarious dance-walking tours of spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around Brighton landmarks and lots of crazy interaction with onlookers. Everyone wears headphones (supplied) and can hear the fun commentary from Guru Dudu and the dance mix of uplifting favourites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Wear comfortable footwear and preferably come empty handed (no bags, etc). Tickets also at door if not sold out.

Check out some special themed tours this year:

Queen - Fri 6pm, May 3, 17, 31.
Abba - Fri 6pm, May 10, 24
90's - Sat 6pm, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1
60's - Mon 3pm, May 6 & 27
70's - Mon 4.30pm, May 6 & 27
80's - Mon 6pm, May 6 & 27
Sundays 3pm - with special guest tour guides

All other tours run as classic format: 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's mix

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Silent Disco with Boogie Shoes Seaside Special Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Tours

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Boogie Shoes Silent Disco presents our 'Cheeky Seaside Special' tour of Brighton. We'll have plenty of singing and dancing along the way. Each participant wears headphones tuned to the same station pumping uplifting classics, oldies and today's hits. Live commentary and music all led by your hosts the Boogie Shoes Crew. All salty dogs and bathing beauties welcome. Travel light, bring a drink and wear suitable footwear for walking. Babies in slings, no buggies. Headphones provided, spare tickets at the venue.

6:30pm to 8:00pm
Bright City Nights St Peter's Brighton

An immersive evening of art, music and encounter in one of Brighton's most iconic buildings. The night is led by Bright City, a family of musicians, dancers, producers, visual artists and actors from across the city.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Sara Barron: The Coconut (Work in Progress) Bleecker and LaGuardia

The "reigning queen of New York’s live storytelling scene" (Jon Ronson) and host of US live show The Moth, Sara’s debut stand up hour garnered 5* reviews and earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. With her sophomore effort, Barron aims to dissect the fundamental decency – or lack thereof – inherent to of all us. Are we actually good, or do we rather perform goodness, only to crack under the pressure when it comes to all manner of genuine sacrifice?

"Filthy and fearless... debuts don't get much bolder than this" **** (The Telegraph). 

6:30pm to 8:50pm
'#YOLO' and 'Tomorrow I'll Be Happy' Ariel Company Theatre

After their sell-out Brighton Fringe 2018 run, Ariel Company Theatre are back with a double-bill of two hard-hitting and contemporary plays.

In '#YOLO' Jack has it all laid out in front of him. But when he gets blind-sided by a revelation about his health, he gets propelled into an adult world before he’s had a chance to enjoy his youth.

When a stranger comes to a crumbling seaside town looking for his friend, he discovers that he was killed in a homophobic hate crime. As the secrets of the past come spilling out, in 'Tomorrow I'll be Happy', we learn that all is not as it first seems.

6:30pm to 7:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

6:35pm to 7:30pm
EUAN ChewBoy Productions

We've lost Euan. Euan's gone. No one can know that Euan's gone cus we're sposed to be looking after Euan. And if the boss finds out then she ain't gonna be happy. So we gotta find Euan. Which is all fine, if anyone actually knew what Euan was...

“Downright bewildering, but also bloody brilliant. Most companies don’t have the courage to introduce themselves with something as quirky as this” (viewsfromthegods).

ChewBoy Productions’ five-star, madcap play is back, delving deep into what we'd do to save our own skins in the most bizarre situations.

#WhereIsEuan

6:45pm to 7:45pm
Family Secrets The House of Improv

Following a sell-out run in Oxford, 'Family Secrets' is a night of comedy and chaos as a family inspired by your suggestions has an entirely improvised reunion. Expect revelations, closets and skeletons, long lost relatives and everything in-between.

It’s all a secret until the night, but one thing is for sure: this is a reunion you don’t want to miss. After all, nothing is quite as funny as family.
“Terrific, sharp wit” (Daily Info).

7:00pm to 8:20pm
Only in Brighton! Only in Brighton

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

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

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Camille: National Treasure Grove Studios

The spirit of French sculptress Camille Claudel has been awakened by an influx of interest in her work. Now, she wants to tell her story from her own point of view.

Growing up surrounded by strange landscapes that would later feed into her artistic work. Her younger brother, the playwright Paul Claudel, who put her on a pedestal before turning into her most ruthless enemy. And Rodin, the great sculptor. Teacher, lover and constant source of inspiration. The man who ultimately destroyed her. Camille tells all, including the truly awful - the last thirty years of her life, spent in an asylum.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Icons Pretty Villain Productions Ltd

The "Icons" of Jack Klaff's self-penned script aren't all positive ones: the publicity features Gandhi and Einstein, but also Stalin and Hitler. It's none too easy to uncover any details for this one-man show, which has been reworked for this run at the Rialto, but Klaff is an impressive performer and the format is an intriguing one. Although the twelve "icons" are all men, we're promised that their stories will be told by women, asking whether the world has learned anything from the horrors and dramas of the twentieth century.

During the 20th Century, the human race hung by a slender thread. Jack Klaff's play takes 12 influential males of C20 and recounts matters such as the atomic bomb, WW2 and the Cuban missile crisis. Featuring Hitler, Stalin, Einstein, Kennedy and Gandhi, their stories are told by the women that knew them, offering funny insights and devastating indictments. But as C21 unravels, have the lessons been learnt?

“The best thing I have seen in years” (Sunday Times).

“The best exponent of the solo show in this country” (The Independent).

Brighton Fringe Award Winners 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

7:00pm to 11:00pm
Crystalz Tavern Brownton Abbey

There’s a proverbial sh*t-storm raging out here, but inside Crystalz Tavern exists a secret cabaret party that stops for nothing.

A throbbing neon lighthouse guiding you to a space of safety, away from the jagged rocks of late stage capitalism. A speakeasy that heals the wounded and holds the oppressor to account. Featuring a shifting constellation of the UK's best live art/cabaret performers and guest DJs.

Resist man-made monsters like broflakes and binaries at our cabaret of camaraderie, with artist rebels and allies that refuse to go down quietly; in heels, in binders and in solidarity!

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Dave Chawner: C'est La Vegan Dave Chawner

Award-winning comic Dave Chawner delivers his show about veganism.
Exploring the origin of food, ideas, and views, to understand where things come from.

"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 & Channel 4.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Railed Head First Acrobats

From the creators of the smash hit 'Elixir' (winner of Best Circus and physical theatre award at Adelaide Fringe 2018).

Welcome to 'Railed', a western-themed circus spectacular, combining the trademark physical talents, finely chiselled bodies and hilarious comic timing of the Head First Acrobats.

Prepare yourself for when bare chested circus meets bare knuckle bar fights. A racy, heart-stopping display of the finest acrobatics by the most ridiculous storytellers in the circus.

Leave your expectations at home, come to the wrong side of the tracks, and let the HFA boys steal your hearts.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Jack Gleadow: Mr Saturday Night RBM Comedy

Fresh from Edinburgh Festival as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, this multi-award-winning comedian brings his debut show to Brighton Fringe. Jack is one of the most exciting new stand-ups on the comedy circuit, so come and enjoy his diverse show featuring stories, props, videos, music and more in this unique one-man variety show.

Winner: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, 2018.
Winner: Amused Moose National New Comic of the Year, 2017.
Winner: Hull Comedian of the Year, 2016.
“An absolute natural” (Chortle).
“Laugh Out Loud Funny” (Scotsman).

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Nik Coppin: Shark Comedy World Productions

Following more sell-out performances in Europe, Asia and Australia, the UK-based global comedian returns with a new show in which he analyses jokes, comedy and audience reactions all to hilarious effect.

"Amazingly funny stories... super fun and charisma up the wazoo... awesome!" **** 1/2 (Funny Tonne, Melbourne International Comedy Festival)

"Fast and funny... the audience loved it... sweetly, wildly hilarious" **** (Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe)

7:15pm to 8:15pm
LJ DA FUNK in... Brexit Enjoyed Retrospectively Laughing Horse

Satirical gangster LJ DA FUNK updates his legendary Brexit show to find out once and for all who is to blame for this shambles - May, Farage, Cameron, or that bus? The show might be obsolete by Fringe time, but then like all LJ's comedy it is best enjoyed... Retrospectively!

Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year Winner
Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Finalist

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. LJ DA FUNK has crossed that line and kicked it to death" (The List)
"Deceptively Clever" (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)

7:30pm to 8:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
MIND Your Rhymes Spit the Ink

Three confused minds, one rather long acronym! Brighton-based trio, Spit the Ink, deliver a fantastic mix of comedy, poetry and spoken word in their Fringe debut.
This is a charity event with profits going to MindOut, supporting the mental health needs of Brighton's LGBTQ+ community.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous Alfie Ordinary

Having racked up four Fringe awards around the world, Alfie returns to Brighton Fringe with his critically-acclaimed solo show.

A coming of age story in drag set in a queer utopia with a soundtrack of the Village People, Whitney Houston and the Sugababes, this feel good show will leave you feeling FABULOUS.

"A superb display of intellectual flamboyancy" (The Adelaidian), “A cleverly handled commentary on society’s obsession with masculinity” (VADA Magazine).
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7:30pm to 8:30pm
Family Values Fat Pigeon

Comedy stalwart Gary G Knightley and miscellaneous wart Dan C Cadey in a comedy about the ones they love and sincerely blame.

Jokes will be peddled, game shows will be ripped off, and funny friends and fridge magnets will be wheeled out (that's a big magnet) to keep audiences entertained by any means necessary.

7:30pm to 8:15pm
WATCHING, Ceci n'est pas de Deux Ester Natzijl Projects

"Dutch Season Stand-out Show" (The Argus) returns to Brighton Fringe. Another chance to experience a mesmerising mix of puppetry, theatre and dance, carving a tender, entrancing performance of horror and humour, with an animated and sometimes extremely evil avatar.

South East Dance Award 2018 Shortlisted Show.
"Redefines theatre and dance" ***** (Reviews Hub).

For more information, please visit www.esternatzijl.com

7:30pm to 1:30am
SKREW LOOSE BOOKING FRINGE SHOWCASES Skrew Loose Booking

Skrew Loose Booking is a Brighton based live music company focused on showcasing upcoming and established talent from Brighton and further afield. Previously running events with Brighton Fringe 18, Brighton Festival and The Great Escape Festival; Skrew Loose will once again be showcasing top shelf Folk, Rock and Indie acts as part of this year's Brighton Fringe 2019.

7:30pm to 10:00pm
Music and Meditation Sahaja Yoga Brighton

An invitation to take part in this unique evening featuring uplifting and meditative musical performances from the Indian spiritual tradition. This will be complemented by a guided collective meditation which spontaneously awakens the dormant transformative spiritual energy, known as the Mother Kundalini, which resides in all human beings. This not-for-profit event is hosted by Sahaja Yoga Brighton. We aim to keep the ticket price affordable so more people are able to attend. All performers and staff are volunteers.

7:30pm to 11:30pm
Let The Music Take You: Sober Rave LTMTY

A fun space to connect with music and dance! DJs playing vinyl only, hosted by Nin Warrior guesting local legends.
4th May: Tom Luka (Missing People/ Code South) and Jakespeare (Code South). 11th May: Sista-Matic (Astral Beats) and Missing Lincoln (Bust the Box/1 BTN).
26th May: Pavv (Southpoint) + TBC.
Music policy: strictly genre-mixing. DJs will be mixing a fulfilling wave of vibes from ambient, funky, urban, deep, uplifting, dark, light, soulful, driving, playful, hard, old skool, new skool. Think 5 rhythms/free dance/house party/night club in a church. It’s a no-brainer. See you there.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Barry and Sian: Exposed Act 1 Productions

Award-winning comedy sketch duo 'Barry and Sian' (Aka BS) - off the back of their sold out Christmas Special 'Oh Holy Shite' - comes 'Exposed'! It's not just the sun you need to be afraid of... A summer explosion of sketch and song! So grab a cocktail, slather on some fun cream and soak up the comedic rays! Start your summer as you mean to go on - out of pocket; slightly hung over and a little disappointed!

7:30pm to 9:30pm
A Steady Rain Far-Kit Promotions.com

"What Is True Friendship???"

This gritty, witty piece explores complex relationships formed on the tough streets of Chicago. With biting dialogue and a rainbow of emotions, we journey with the two friends and a host of other characters on a fateful journey of love and life.

'A Steady Rain' by Keith Huff
Arts Council multiple-award-winning production

7:40pm to 8:30pm
Vicki and Pat in Fuerteventura Duck Decanter Productions

Meet Vicki and Pat, two 30-somethings who meet by the pool on an all-inclusive holiday in Fuerteventura. Through sharp, well-observed writing and a pop-filled 90s soundtrack, this hilarious sketch-style piece explores female friendships, relationships and what the rules really are on all-inclusive buffets!

Best New Writing nominee (Buxton Fringe 2018)
"Light hearted and fabulously witty" **** (WestEndWilma)
“Benidorm-come-Carry On barrel of laughs that tugs at your heart strings in all the right places... Ones to watch” **** (LondonTheatre1)

7:45pm to 8:45pm
The Scrapyard Sessions Otherplace Productions Ltd

The fringe of the Fringe, full of wonder and whimsy. Drop into The Scrapyard at The Warren and find a hidden gem. Featuring spoken word, comedy, music and cabaret; remarkable performers presenting storytelling and comedy in all its forms.

7:50pm to 8:50pm
He Shot, He Scored Off the Fence Theatre Company CIC

It’s the mid-1970s, Alan Mullery is the new manager of Brighton & Hove Albion after another failed promotion attempt. Twenty year-old Peter Ward breaks the Albion’s goalscoring record, earning his place in the hearts and history of the club; Wardie Wonderland is still sung on the terraces when Brighton answer Sussex’s call.

Using humour and pathos, this new one-man play tells the story of four supporters as they follow their beloved Seagulls through the momentous season of 1976/77. Laugh out loud and cry into your football scarf. A show for anyone who’s ever followed a team, and their dreams.

8:00pm to 10:00pm
Epicene Paul Diello Music

Award-winning musician Paul Diello invites you to his gender-blending celebration of iconic women in music. Join the Brighton-based avant-garde performer and his band on a colourful camp cabaret extravaganza as they reimagine classic female songs originally performed by legendary singers such as Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and PJ Harvey to name but a few. Dance, sing, laugh and cry as Paul interweaves his journey of childhood out-castings and social misfittery into well-loved compositions. Every sense will be tantalised in this outrageous, rainbow-coloured romp. All new version for 2019!

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Frankenstein the Pantomime Mangled Yarn

I admit, I'm going mainly by the title for this one, but Frankenstein The Pantomime could be an inspired creation. According to their witty Kickstarter video, we can expect a full-fledged family-friendly panto - complete with dame, clown, and dastardly villain - which still stays faithful to the original plot. It's a risky proposition of course, but they have the pedigree to pull it off, and one of the company's co-founders impressed me with a similarly offbeat War of the Worlds last year.

Watch in horror as Mangled Yarn splice Frankenstein with a pantomime!
Complete with the panto dame, original and live music, disco and dancing, glitz, glamour and the marvellously murderous monster to systematically destroy the lives of our heroes.

Mangled Yarn will lovingly 'unstitch' the story of Doctor Frankenstein, using a surgeon's kit of audience interaction, stand-up comedy, song, dance, a plethora of musical instruments, parody, pastiche and just plain silliness to put all the pieces back together and reanimate its mangled corpse . . . Sounds fun, huh?

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Man in the Blue Box Matthew Edwards

It is the year 2030 and our hero encounters a crack in the fabric of space and time. Faced with one of the toughest decisions in his life, does he go back to a traumatic and devastating past life, or does he dive into a future that could be fabricated? Stay tuned as our hero comes face-to-face with the scariest thing in the whole universe... death!

8:00pm to 9:40pm
Joanna Neary: Wife On Earth Joanna Neary

TV and radio comic and award winning actress Joanna Neary returns with her full length new show, including her best loved comedy characters and special guests for a double bill of hilarity.

Joanna's repressed housewife Celia (Radio 3's The Verb) is joined by a host of characters to present a comedy show about relationships, packed with original true stories, stand up, songs and dance. Will it end in divorce, Bjork? Or polygamy? Plus special guests.

"Character comedy of the highest order" List
"So inspired and beautifully executed" Telegraph
"Neary has impeccable comic instincts" Chortle

8:00pm to 9:00pm
FAUX Loose-Locked

The proprietor of a vintage clothing shop finds her beliefs challenged when the items she is selling begin to come to life. Through puppetry, song and stories of the fur trade, the show aims to prompt more questions than provide answers, with honesty and humour.
This is in response to the increasing number of cases of real fur being sold as fake on British high-streets, as well as a rise in popularity of all fur, fake and real. With a small cast as a host of colourful characters, FAUX is a show that explores a multi-faceted issue in a way that is comical, tragic, accessible and entertaining.

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

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

“A night full of fun and side-splitting laughter. I didn’t want it to end” (The Latest).
“THE place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy” (The Independent).

8:00pm to 9:00pm
The Secret Comedy Club: Fringe Comedy Hub Artista

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

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Silent Disco with Boogie Shoes Seaside Special Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Tours

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Boogie Shoes Silent Disco presents our 'Cheeky Seaside Special' tour of Brighton. We'll have plenty of singing and dancing along the way. Each participant wears headphones tuned to the same station pumping uplifting classics, oldies and today's hits. Live commentary and music all led by your hosts the Boogie Shoes Crew. All salty dogs and bathing beauties welcome. Travel light, bring a drink and wear suitable footwear for walking. Babies in slings, no buggies. Headphones provided, spare tickets at the venue.

8:15pm to 9:15pm
ADHDave On The Edge Comedy

Join acclaimed local comic Dave Fensome on a darkly comic journey through his life, re-framed through an ADHD diagnosis aged 42. Touching on relationships, mental health, career choices and ageing, this is above all a very funny show as Dave re-evaluates everything and looks to the future. He also takes aim at all those who have wronged him, and proudly shouts "I told you so!" To be honest, this was not the mid-life crisis he was expecting! It's been said that Dave Fensome has a unique comic mind. If you don't believe him, you can ask his doctor.

8:15pm to 9:15pm
Earnest & Wilde: Let's Face the Music (and Franz) Earnest & Wilde

The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, widely seen as the trigger for the First World War, isn't the most obvious topic for a light-hearted cabaret musical. But Let's Face The Music (And Franz) gets away with that audacity, delivering sparkle and wit between the two performers on stage while telling an intriguing historical story at the same time. Our colleagues at Fringe Review awarded it a teapot in Edinburgh last year - a quirky trophy, to suit an unconventional but engaging show.

An irreverent musical retelling of the life and untimely demise of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. A peculiar, timeless duo invite you into their parlour to regale you with an eminently amusing evening of bombs, brotherhood and Beyoncé, punctuated by vintage jazz covers of contemporary popular music... and Rebecca Black.

"Excellent entertainers" **** (Broadway Baby)
"A rare find" **** (Advertiser)
"Full of energy, colour and expression" (Stage Whispers)

Best Cabaret Award (Adelaide Fringe)
FringeReview Outstanding Theatre Award (Edinburgh Fringe)

8:20pm to 9:20pm
50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Let's Giraffe

Show about family, taking risks, and embracing change. Michelle's a Canadian who unexpectedly fell into the world of comedy. She went to university and worked full-time, then one day was brought into the lunch room and laid off. The company was closing and she was out of a job! She thought, "If you can be disappointed being practical, why not struggle with doing something you love?" She used her severance package to try a new challenge, and that led her to her second city, the rest as they say, is history! Let's laugh together.

8:30pm to 10:15pm
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour Exchange Events Ltd

Those dazzling divas are back, coming of age and celebrating 21 years with 'The Greatest Show Girls Tour'! The entertainment soars from start to finish with infectious, showstopping performances that'll bring you to your feet time and time again. The glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of Vegas in a mesmerising spectacle fulfilling dreams for everyone. A chance to luxuriate in a vibrant, euphoric bubble of laughter, beauty, splendour and music. A complete celebration of individuality and pride in saying “This is Me”, undeniably you’ll agree that the lady boys are the greatest showgirls!

8:30pm to 9:25pm
Agent November: The Escape Room Agent November

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

Join Agent November to investigate this unusual crime. Can you solve the mystery in time? You are the hero in these ingenious escape games (several games are available to play). Your goal is to solve puzzles, defeat the evil Marty Orri, and unlock a secret that's 400 years old. Success is not guaranteed. Will you prevail?

Great fun for all ages. A smash hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and winner of 3 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

8:30pm to 9:30pm
Josh Berry: Voice Thief RBM Comedy

Described by Rob Brydon as a "remarkable new talent" and by Jon Culshaw as "absolutely superb", Josh Berry is fast achieving worldwide recognition for his impressions, racking up millions of views across social media. Josh makes his Brighton Fringe debut, direct from his sold-out run at Edinburgh Fringe.
As seen on Michael McIntyre's Big Show (BBC1) and heard on Radio 4’s Dead Ringers, Radio 4Extra’s Newsjack and BBC1’s Tracey Ulman Breaks The News.
“Commendable... a solid debut” (The Wee Review).

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

A selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe.

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

"A cracking comedy selection" ***** (Cream of the Fringe).
"A fantastic night of comedy" **** (ThreeWeeks).
"Kept the crowd well entertained" **** (Rip It Up).
"A Strong show of fresh comedy" **** (The Argus).

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Cabaret Hour Phil Reid, Stephen Owen and Stu Turner

Comedy impressionist Stephen Owen, comedian and ventriloquist Phil Reid and comedy magician Stu Turner come together for a fabulous hour of entertainment. Steve’s mimicry hilariously covers the world of sport and entertainment. Phil is a warm and vibrant comedian with a natural storytelling ability. Stu's magic is silly, surreal and highly entertaining.

This three man variety show combines stand-up comedy, hilarious magic, ventriloquism and impressions. The trio work around the country in comedy clubs, cabaret and theatre and can’t wait to bring their hour of silliness and fun to Brighton.

9:00pm to 10:15pm
Gals Aloud TuckShop

FIERCE, FUNNY, FABULOUS!

Gals Aloud are the ultimate drag tribute to the best girl band of this millennium... Girls Aloud!

Direct from smash hit seasons at the Underbelly Festival, Manchester, and Christmas in Leicester Square, Nadine, Cheryl, Kimberley, Nicola and Sarah are back, as you've never seen them before, in a show packed full of the biggest hits from their classic solo singles, hilarious TV appearances, plus the return of the one and only; Javine!

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Laugh Island City Impro

Sexy, sizzling and single improvisers look for laughs and love in the Brighton Fringe’s hottest show. Every few minutes, the improviser's couple up and attempt to make each other (and the audience) laugh through a series of silly games in an attempt to stay in the show. Those not in a couple risk losing their place in the Laugh Island villa. Join host Charlie Cack as they get all the exclusive reactions to the games and the groans, and see who becomes the Laugh Island winners.

An improvised comedy show of sketches, scenes, songs and suntans. Being funny was never so sexy!

9:10pm to 10:10pm
Tom & Ollie: Spain Tom & Ollie Comedy

"Genuinely hilarious" (Inter:Mission) two-person double-act Tom & Ollie present their new sketch fiesta. 'Spain' is a laugh armada of comedy tapas* inspired by the likes of Peter Serafinowicz, 'The Day Today' and Mitchell & Webb, in which you will learn literally nothing about the nation of Spain. We considered calling the show Tom & Olé but thought better of it.

Winner: Chortle Student Award (2016), Finalists: Leicester Square Sketch Off (2017)
“Completely deserved the resounding applause!” ***** (Epigram)
“The sheer comic invention of it is worth the entry price alone” (ShortCom)

*BYOT

9:15pm to 10:15pm
The Hunters of Ghost Hall Most Curious Productions

Two ghost hunters from a TV show explore a spooky mansion. Two treasure hunters seek shelter in the very same place. They are unaware of each other. What happens next? Who finds what?

This brand new play, written and directed by Tristan Wolfe, features an exciting, engaging and funny cast. Featuring an original score by Adam House.

No ghostly ethereal beings are harmed during the show.

9:15pm to 11:15pm
The Scrapyard Cinema Otherplace Productions Ltd

An eclectic and exciting array of films playing throughout the festival. Selected and put together by guest curators and collaborators. Shorts, independent features, documentaries, music videos and a sprinkling of old classics. See website for line-ups.

9:25pm to 10:25pm
Bondage Queen Sings the Hits JoJo Bellini / Sweet Productions

A cabaret show that takes you from the salacious to the sublime. With 80s music and saucy stories of kinky escapades beyond your naughtiest imaginings. Your loins will stir as you sing, laugh, and experience the unbridled sass that is JoJo Bellini.

**** (Broadway Baby)
**** (The Wee Review)
**** (ThreeWeeks)

9:30pm to 10:40pm
Much Ado About Bingo Boogaloo Stu & Lorraine Bowen

It's hard to know what to expect from this genre-busting show - which sounds like it sits somewhere between music, drama, comedy and performance art. But it features two of Fringe Guru's long-standing favourites: local legend Boogaloo Stu and self-described "quirky songstress" Lorraine Bowen, both of whom have impressed us before with their varying takes on kitschy nostalgia. We're promised a medley of 70's tunes, with Shakespearean references thrown in, and (as if that wasn't oddball enough) a personal bingo card to keep track of it all.

Watch the sparks fly as polyester and crimplene collide, when Derek Daniels (Boogaloo Stu) and Lorraine Bowen (Britain’s Got Talent) join forces for this sensationally silly and slightly Shakespearean game of musical bingo!

Listen carefully as Derek sings a medley of classic 70s tunes, whilst casually dropping Shakespearean quotes into his showbiz anecdotes. Grab your bingo card and tick off the songs and quotes as you hear them, in a frantic bid to win the full house and claim your prize. Derek will be joined onstage by his old showbiz sidekick Ronnie Hazelnut at the piano.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
David Tsonos: Professional Auditioner David Tsonos

Canadian stand-up comic David Tsonos has been auditioning for acting roles for 20 years. From adverts, TV series, and feature films, he has auditioned in Vancouver, Toronto, L.A. and London. He has auditioned for major TV shows such as X-Files and Battlestar Galactica, he has auditioned for movies you have never heard of and Hollywood blockbusters. Through the bad and the even worse, David shows what the out-of-work actors' life is really like. He shows you just what it takes to not make it in the acting business. To some this will be educational, to others shocking, but to all a good laugh.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
The Treason Show Festival Special Treason Productions

Brighton's much-loved, resident satirists with their legendary mix of bang up to date topical sketches and songs, all wrapped up in Brighton Fringe award-winner Mark Brailsford's festival package. Written by a team of over 30 writers and now in its record breaking 19th year, this is one festival show you can't miss.

“Rib cracking, side splitting, gun firing and hard hitting” (Brighton & Hove Independent).

9:30pm to 10:30pm
The Secret Comedy Club: Fringe Comedy Hub Artista

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

9:40pm to 10:40pm
50% Canadian, 100% New Beginnings, Let's Laugh Again Let's Giraffe

Michelle's second solo show and sequel to '50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh'. The curve balls have continued and she has found herself in a new city, with a new business, and a new hobby. It is not easy starting over, but it is exciting.

After the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, Michelle met a man in a cave, who was a professional poker player. She expressed interest in running her own venue for the festival in a few years, and he said, "Why not this August?" Instead of heading back home, Michelle made a split second decision to stay in the UK, and find a venue. Join her on her new journey.

9:40pm to 10:40pm
I am a Camera Blue Devil Productions Ltd

Is Sally Bowles a sophisticated thrill-seeker or vulnerable innocent abroad? She’s certainly a fascinating mass of contradictions.

'I am a Camera' is the play that 'Cabaret' is based on, adapted by John Van Druten from the work of Christopher Isherwood. It is a rich picture of the heartbreaking pathos, wicked comedy and divine decadence of 1931 Berlin. But soon the carefree indulgence must end as the Nazis smash their way to power.

Chris and Sally's adventure in a city at a unique turning point in history is a profound and deeply resonating story, yet sexy and funny in the face of it all.

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to... Rap Guide Media LLC

Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide Series began in 2009 with Fringe First Winner 'Rap Guide to Evolution', “Astonishing and brilliant” (NY Times), now making its Brighton debut (26/27 May). Baba’s follow-up show, 'Rap Guide to Consciousness', “Awe-inspiringly good" ? ? ? ? ? (Broadway Baby), is back by popular demand (28/29 May). And the world premiere of his latest, ‘Rap Guide to Culture’ (30 May - 2 June) celebrates the unique ability of our species to acquire and transfer useful new information, ultimately culminating in the 'Rap Guide' phenomena itself. Science. Hip-hop. Laughs. Enlightenment.

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Shit-faced Showtime: Oliver with a Twist Magnificent Bastard Productions

From the pissheads behind hit show Shit-Faced Shakespeare comes this cockney knees-up musical extravaganza. 'Oliver with a Twist' is Dickens' classic tale of the boy who asked for more, with booze glorious booze. Featuring West End hits and highly unpredictable behaviour. With one cast member who’s gotta sink a bottle or two before curtain-up, what could possibly go right? So down your gin and consider yourself well in!

"A hot mess of a musical. I haven’t laughed more at any other comedy to date" **** (The Metro).
"Professionals butcher a classic" ***** (West End Wilma).

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Louise Leigh Identifiable Laughing Horse Comedy

Easily Amused? Louise Leigh is. Luckily, she’s adept at bringing you into her “witty, imaginative and ever-so-slightly risqué” (The Scotsman) world. Funny Women Regional Finalist and badly-behaved mother of two, Louise should probably be delousing her kids instead of gallivanting off to Brighton to appear in a festival. When she’s not removing parasites from her children, Louise somehow finds time to turn in “an impressive performance” (John Hegley) featuring the vagaries of parenting, navigating the choppy seas of middle age and how to shave your legs like you’re in an advert.

10:00pm to 2:00am
Fringe Club: A Silent Disco Otherplace Productions Ltd

The legendary Fringe Club returns to the Warren in 2019 with it's own version of the legendary night out, A Silent Disco. With special guest DJs, fancy dress nights, takeovers and more. Everyone's favourite headphone party comes to Brighton's favourite Fringe night out.

SAT 26TH MAY: SuperCharged Brighton's #1 and longest running underground clubbing event presents its sister brand Treatment Brighton whose DJs continue their return and will be spinning the best of vocal, uplifting House and Dance music! DJs Pedro Sedso Boy Hudson

SUN 27TH MAY: Boom Bap Brothers (Funk and Hip Hop) vs DJ SMUDGE Smudge has DJ'd for over 30 years, mostly in the Brighton area but with his own record shop and record label he has been in demand all over. He specialises in Hip hop and drum and bass but has wide musical knowledge and taste. His musical style would be described as noisy but accessible and opens the listener up to new musical avenues.

10:00pm to 11:30pm
La Luna Kriya Arts

A ritualistic celebration of each moon phase throughout the marvellous month of May. The dark moon welcomes in the festival, setting our intentions for the month ahead. With the waxing moon we'll builds these dreams, reaching juicy fruition at the full moon. And then... With the waning moon... We will reflect. Each is a stand alone ceremony or you could come to all four.

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Jack Tucker: Comedy Standup Hour Stamptown

WINNER: Best Comedy - Brighton Fringe (Zach & Viggo)

Fresh off sold-out shows in New York, London and LA, the bad boy of comedy Zach Zucker returns to Brighton with a brand new hour of absurdist, stand-up comedy! Most of the time Zach is funny. This show received 9 standing ovations, 14 walkouts and 3 police complaints at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.

"Ridiculous, hilarious, and genius - a must see" ****½ (Kryztoff)
"It is impossible to not become a super fan of this hugely talented human clown" **** (Broadway Baby)

10:15pm to 11:15pm
Shaggers Comedy World Productions

Following more sell-out performances all over the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, the hit show returns with a revolving line-up of hilarious comedians of all varieties, genders and sexual orientations with material based around that most noble of the arts - shagging!

"The perfect way to close a night at the festival" ***** (Melbourne Comedy Festival)

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

"Some well-picked, mischievous and unburdened comedy" ***** (Voice)

"Excellent" ***** (Edfringe)

"Utterly hilarious" ****½ (Fringe World Perth)

10:30pm to 11:30pm
Michael Fabbri: Rebooted Michael Fabbri

This Brighton local gigs across the UK and all over the world, but can't resist the yearly pull of performing a new show just a gentle stroll from his front door.

“Exceptionally funny, extremely sharp, hugely enjoyable” (The Scotsman).
“Startlingly insightful” (The Guardian).

10:30pm to 11:30pm
One Flew Over the Kyriacou's Nest (Work in Progress) Kallis Kyriacou

Welcome inside the mind of endearing oddity Kallis Kyriacou.

Half Greek-Cypriot, fully silly, Kallis’ debut hour-in-progress is an uplifting mix of surrealism, storytelling and satire.

A life-enhancing flight of fancy, where omelettes are miracles, dads are monosyllabic and disappointment has never been funner.

Parented by movies, perplexed by reality, Kallis’ unique take on life will have you remembering his name, even if you can’t spell it.

'Kallis is a lovable misanthrope with a weird, hilarious outlook on life. A lot of fun to watch.’ (Maria Shehata).

10:40pm to 11:40pm
I'll be Your Baby Tonight..? Holly Delefortrie

A combination of clowning, stand-up, storytelling and gameplay that gives the audience the opportunity to create the ultimate relationship ‘to do list’. Journey through the highs and lows of finding love in an era of apps and online dating. Designed to uplift the audience and celebrate the messier side of human nature: cock ups, vulnerability and all.
Join them for some optional, real-life speed dating (Tue 28 and Wed 29 May) after the show. Alternative conversation starters and arts and crafts. Open to all - even if you’re not looking for dates, happily coupled up and just looking for mates!

11:00pm to 2:00am
English Disco Lovers English Disco Lovers

The English Disco Lovers Community Group return to Brighton Spiegeltent for their fifth sell out season! As ever, they will be bringing their irrepressible mix of disco, humour, inclusivity, fundraising and fun to Brighton Fringe Festival's beautiful late night venue!

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

The legendary "slightly soiled bear pit of a show" returns. Join us for the best late-night entertainment every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and bank holiday Sunday of the Fringe. Featuring stand-up, sketch, cabaret and a range of fabulous hosts.

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