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

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

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

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

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

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

10:30am to 11:30am
The Gingerbread Man Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea!

Come and see the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man and meet the bravest biscuit of all times.

Stuff and Nonsense apply their usual brilliance with a mix of puppetry, live action, great music, humour and a stunning staging of this well-loved classic tale.

Suitable for 3+. No scary bits – just don't turn up hungry! Now run, run, as fast as you can, you need to get tickets to catch this Gingerbread Man!

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

Wilful princesses, music hall stars, headstrong courtesans, acrobats and 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 12:40pm
Culpeper's Medicine Garden At The Coach House

Join herbalist Sara Jane Glendinning and musician Jo Burke for a herbal walk with folklore and songs, celebrating local plants of Sussex inspired by the works of 17th Century herbalist, Nicholas Culpeper.

Choose a morning walk on Whitehawk Hill exploring our surroundings and the healing properties of local plants, or Culpepers’ medicine garden at the Coach House.

Experience the world of plants through the eyes of Culpeper. Explore some herbal remedies with folklore and song. Learn ancestral knowledge to bring back home to your medicine chest.

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 bands. 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 11:45am
The Fairy Prince Fairy Dust Productions

Follow the adventures of 'The Fairy Prince' as he tries to prove to everyone that he is a Prince! The only problem is that nobody knows where the crown is. Come along and join in the fun! There will be singing and audience interaction and lots of laughs!

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
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

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

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

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

11:00am to 11:40am
Sourpuss Lori Hopkins

'Sourpuss' is a brand-new theatre production by Lori Hopkins. The performance incorporates puppetry, original music and stunning design.

'Sourpuss' is a very grumpy, ginger cat. When shut out of the house he feels lost and confused, but the beautiful garden soon intrigues him. Watch 'Sourpuss' on his journey of discovery and enjoy learning the secrets of the great outdoors. From buzzing bees to a chirpy robin, stinky rubbish and vibrant flowers, this visual show is a feast for little eyes. This playful adventure for ages 3-8 features string and shadow puppets beautifully crafted by hand.

11:00am to 1:00pm
Dreams of Resting Spaces: Conversation 2 Raquel Meseguer (Unchartered Collective) in Association with South East Dance

I have an invisible condition (chronic pain), and I need to lie down (a lot).
Could our cultural spaces also be a network of Resting Spaces?
Join the conversation. Open to artists, venues and organisations.

www.uncharteredcollective.com/dreams-of-resting-spaces/
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pmbdp

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

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

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

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

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

11:30am to 12:20pm
Blank Tiles Dylan Cole

4 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2017 Memories are all we have in the end; so says our ageing raconteur. But he has Alzheimer’s disease, and is in a bid to record his life story before he forgets everything. In this engaging and funny solo show, writer and performer Dylan Cole becomes Austin Michaels, former Scrabble World Champion. Where once Michaels knew literally thousands of words, now he resorts to writing singular nouns on Post-Its – "granny", "house" – and speaking into a dictaphone to record events he wishes to remember. Read the full review.

This bittersweet solo show offers a novel but resonant take on a topic which affects many of us: the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. It follows a former World Scrabble Champion who's losing his capacity for words, and who's recording as much as he can of his lifetime recollections before it's simply too late to do so. In our 4* review from last year's Edinburgh Fringe, we praised the sensitivity of the script and the ordinary stories it reveals – as well as the minimalist staging, which throws all the light onto the storyteller and the waning power of his mind.

Scrabble World Champion Austin Michaels has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Since then Austin has been attempting to document his memories and greatest achievements before they fade from his mind forever...

“A superbly intelligent one man show... Blank Tiles is verging on a theatrical triumph.” ***** (Ed Fringe Review)

“Funny, clever, engaging and affecting... Incredibly moving” ***** (The Upside News, Australia)

“A seamless balance of humour, pathos and personal expression that is also desperately clever and faultlessly executed” ***** (Great Scott, Australia)

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

The world’s oldest electric railway.

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

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

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

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

***** (FringeReview)

11:30am to 12:30pm
The Ugly Duckling Pericles Theatre Company

The Ugly Duckling is a new adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale about the cygnet born into a duck's nest who is mercilessly teased by his siblings, and then begins his journey towards self-discovery.

This performing company are much loved for producing work for children which simultaneously tickles the funny bone of grownups, and this merry adventure draws every age, from babies to octogenarians.

Directed by Vasile Nedelcu.

Original music and songs by David Brett.

12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Very Circusy Caterpillar Happy Haps Productions

Since the world first met The Very Hungry Caterpillar in 1969 she’s become a little cheekier, a lot more peckish and much more circusy! Inspired by this classic children’s storybook, this fun and interactive show sees our ravenous friend take to the stage to juggle plums, hula-hoop fruit and tell a few silly stories that will have your little one in fits of giggles.

It’s the perfect show for your child’s first experience of live performance and is sure to induce a little nostalgia for the adults.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ages 5-105

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12:00pm to 12:45pm
The Fairy Prince Fairy Dust Productions

Follow the adventures of 'The Fairy Prince' as he tries to prove to everyone that he is a Prince! The only problem is that nobody knows where the crown is. Come along and join in the fun! There will be singing and audience interaction and lots of laughs!

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Bad Clowns: Hostage Bad Clowns Comedy

What happens when a crazed madman takes a comedy show and its audience hostage? Find out in the Bad Clowns' maddest show yet. Full of twists and turns, the terrified actors perform for laughs, pride and their very lives!

A trio of comedic delights made up of close friends John Bond, Christian Dart and Sam Walls. With their blend of unique sketch and improv comedy, the Bad Clowns have performed at various festivals around the UK including the Edinburgh Fringe.

Semi-finalists on Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! 2017

"Consistently Funny" (Kingston-upon-Fringe)

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

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

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

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

12:00pm to 12:45pm
A Woman, In Search FILTHpresents

A one-woman show which looks at the complex line between actress and character. As the two become blurred, one cannot exist without the other. So what happens if the two can't stand each other?

With minimalist set and only one microphone to hide behind, she bares all and flirts with us until we won't know where to look.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world’s oldest electric railway.

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

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

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

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

***** (FringeReview)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:00pm to 1:25pm
Square Peg 2headedpigeon Theatre Co.

Award-winning punk-theatre-company, 2headedpigeon, returns to Brighton Fringe with this claustrophobic underdog-adventure, set in a dystopian future.

“More than you dare hope to find at the Fringe” (ThreeWeeks)

“As a comment on soulless consumerism, it’s hard to imagine a more powerful artistic statement” (The Sunday Business Post)

“Punk theatre where you don’t care if things go wrong and neither do the performers” (Everything Theatre)

“Relentlessly inventive and recklessly funny, a show which genuinely has something to say” (WhatsOnStage)

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 which combines 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 5:00pm
Fringe City Brighton Fringe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:00pm to 5:00pm
Ecotricity – Britain’s greenest energy company Ecotricity

Ecotricity is not your usual energy company. We don’t just supply green energy, we make it too! We use our customers’ energy bills to build new sources of renewable energy – we call it turning ‘bills into mills’. Add to this our frack-free gas promise and you’ve got a truly 21st century energy company. Join us to have some fun at Fringe City, where we’ll be powering The Main Stage with 100% green electricity, Ecotricity’s #GreenBritain.

1:00pm to 1:50pm
White Girls Laughing Mirror

In an impulsive act of rebellion against their parents, best friends and recent Drama grads Leah and Eve catch a ferry to Calais to volunteer at the famous refugee camp, 'the Jungle', for the weekend. Two days turns into 10 months, Topshop jeans turn to orange hi-vis, and eventually, Leah and Eve return home to tell you their story in the way they know best: a fast-paced farcical drama. There's Australian accents, Billy Bragg and costume changes aplenty.

'White Girls' is a political comedy drama depicting the complexities of White volunTourism and the refugee crisis.

1:15pm to 2:15pm
Heimatmann 11:87 Theatre Company

For love of his homeland, one man came within minutes of saving 60 million souls destined to perish in WWII. Premiere of 'Heimatmann', written and played by John Casey with German folk songs sung by Jessie Waterfield.

1:15pm to 2:15pm
Matt Duwell: Snowflake It 'Til You Make It. Matt Duwell/ Laughing Horse Comedy

Matt Duwell is a Snowflake, and he is owning that label (despite thinking labels are pejorative). A show for anyone who has ever been called a Snowflake, a libtard or a remoaner.

Expect jokes about lighthearted subjects such as the polarisation of political discourse, the rise of nationalism as well as more serious subjects like Netflix and Angel Delight.

"Razor sharp ability... the boy's got talent” **** (Mumble Comedy)

1:15pm to 2:05pm
Bus Boy Rorschach Beast

Written by Izzy McDonald (dir. Girl in the Wood) and directed by Geordie Crawley (writ. Girl in the Wood), 'Bus Boy' tells the story of Jerry, a young woman stuck in transition, and how her life changes irrevocably when she meets 'Bus Boy' on a trip to Rottnest. Through secret sharing and grand theft auto, both realise dreams they never thought would come true, and confront past events they wish had stayed buried.

In Bus Boy's debut season at The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2017 program, it took home the prestigious Martin Sims Award, The Fringe World Theatre Award and Best Emerging Artist.

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

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Sin City Impro City Impro

City impro present their brand new show for 2018, where they explore the seven deadly sins through a series of scenes, sketches and songs all made up on the spot. Using suggestions provided by the audience, this is a show full of laughter, fun and silliness.

To be this good, they are going to have to be a little bit bad!

Reviews for City Impro's previous shows at Brighton Fringe:

"A Masterclass in improvised comedy" **** (remotegoat)
"City Impro are incredibly good" **** (Voice Magazine)

1:30pm to 1:55pm
Square Peg 2headedpigeon Theatre Co.

Award-winning punk-theatre-company, 2headedpigeon, returns to Brighton Fringe with this claustrophobic underdog-adventure, set in a dystopian future.

“More than you dare hope to find at the Fringe” (ThreeWeeks)

“As a comment on soulless consumerism, it’s hard to imagine a more powerful artistic statement” (The Sunday Business Post)

“Punk theatre where you don’t care if things go wrong and neither do the performers” (Everything Theatre)

“Relentlessly inventive and recklessly funny, a show which genuinely has something to say” (WhatsOnStage)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world’s oldest electric railway.

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

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

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

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

***** (FringeReview)

1:40pm to 2:40pm
Karoshi Mel Byron

'Karoshi' is Japanese for death by overwork.

Is work killing you? Does your boss hate you? You are not alone.

In her hit Edinburgh show, 'Karoshi', comedian (and tired worker) Mel Byron shows the many different ways in which work is killing us. Long hours; managers from hell; dysfunctional colleagues - they are all to blame. Yes, it's not you, it's them. In the time it takes you to eat lunch and update your CV (don't let the boss catch you), Mel shows, with anecdotes and fascinating facts, why this is happening and what we can do about it.

1:45pm to 2:35pm
MOTHER MOTHER COMEDY

This is 'MOTHER'.
Who is Mother?
Sh. No talking when Mother is talking.

Comedy duo Laura Curnick and Jack Mosedale present 'MOTHER', a hilarious, fast-paced, character-based sketch show that they've absolutely written all of by the time this has been published.
All of it.

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

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

Perfect for visitors and residents alike.

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

Winner: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, 2017.

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

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

A dark magical production for audiences of all ages.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Pavilion Gardens Cafe History Tour 2018 Pavilion Gardens Cafe

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

The price includes tea and a cake at the cafe to finish the tour.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Park Gate: Tour of modernist flats designed by SPAN architectural practice Park Gate Residents' Society

Located by St Ann's Well Gardens in Hove, Park Gate is an attractive, low-density development built in 1958 by the celebrated SPAN architectural practice. Led by Eric Lyons, SPAN specialised in affordable, well-designed flats in attractive landscaped and planted communal gardens. Park Gate was one of its earliest projects outside London.

Join architectural historian Elain Harwood, author of 'Space, Hope, and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945-1975', for an insightful tour of the gardens and interiors, and find out about Park Gate's place in the history of post-war British architecture.

2:00pm to 3:15pm
Clueless Theatre Presents: Two by Jim Cartwright Clueless Theatre

Whether you’re after a relaxing lager or fancy a reminiscent Babycham, The White Oak is the pub for you. Here you’ll find that the bitter is never off and there’s plenty of it. Sit back, grab a drink and watch as a blend of characters appear before your very eyes. The landlord and landlady offer a warm welcome with a sinister twist, as they present their eclectic customers; from the weird and wonderful, to the serious and cynical.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:15pm to 3:30pm
Pronoun by Evan Placey The Young Creatives Portsmouth

"I showered. And then the mirror was just there. Suddenly there. Only it had always been there, but I’d, somehow, I’d managed to never look. To never really look."

Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts. They were meant to spend their gap year together, they were meant to be together forever. But Isabella has now become a boy.

A play about teenage transgender transition, testosterone, and James Dean.

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

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

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

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

**** (Fest)

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

2:30pm to 3:40pm
The Puppets of Jiangsu Classical Culture Company

Announcing an afternoon of extraordinary puppetry delights performed for you by Jiangsu Puppet Troupe, in a first UK visit from China's largest arts company. You'll have to be quick as they play just one show at this year’s Brighton Fringe.

Discover a series of enchanting vignettes, telling stories from a culture far far away! 'Long sleeves dance by the Chinese Goddess of the Moon', ‘The Puppet Calligrapher’, 'The Tortoise & the Crane', 'Lazy bones and the Fly', 'Wu Song beats the Tiger' and more... plus new for this show, an astonishing new puppet; a mini opera singer you might just know!

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Take Your Shoes Off and Behave Chloe Petts and Lulu Popplewell

We’ve all had childhoods. I know I have. This is an exploration of Chloe Petts and Lulu Popplewell's very own rise to adulthood. In an hour of stand-up, see these two members of the Soho Young Company explore nostalgia, relics and pink prom dresses. A coming-of-age story where no-one comes of age. Please come (of-age). Watch us leave our shoes on and misbehave.

Seems a shame to waste our remaining word limit: You alright? How's Nanna?

"Take your shoes off and behave!" (Mrs Popplewell)

2:30pm to 3:50pm
Always, With a Love That's True Wired Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Ahem... You Can't Go Around Doing Stuff Like That! Hiccups

Join Zelem Saydullaev (Squawker Finalist 2015 , South Coast Comedian of the Year Semi Finalist 2016 ) and Johnny Wardlow (as heard on BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio 2) for an hour of sensational lies, mind-blowing madness and wholesome nonsense as they show you the best way to misbehave without getting incarcerated, sectioned, disowned or deported.

Two of Brighton's/Chechnya's best loved and most feared comedians plan to hold you captive with an hour of salient silliness, ridiculous tales of daring balderdash, comfortable chairs and, hopefully, a functioning microphone.

Come or you won't be there.

2:30pm to 3:20pm
Nutty Noah: You Might Die! Nutty Noah

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'.

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

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

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

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

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

2:30pm to 3:30pm
The War of the Worlds The Pantaloons

Look on in abject terror as The Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful adaptation of H G Wells sci-fi classic. They use musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm to recreate deadly heat-rays, giant fighting machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale. The chances of success? A million to one...

“Part alternative rock band, part thespian... wholly charming.” (The Times)

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Sleight of Handsome Freddie Folkston

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

2:30pm to 3:20pm
James Dean is Dead! (Long Live James Dean) Em-Lou Productions

James Dean. Hollywood’s hottest star steps out of his crashed car and looks back on his short life. A timely look at how the Hollywood powerful use sex, drugs and power to make and break careers.

Em-Lou Productions previous work includes the multiple award-winning 5 Guys Chillin’ (Brighton Fringe Award, Best LGBT play Edinburgh Festival, 2 Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival Awards) and has been performed in Sydney, Canada and Off-Broadway. Also Frank Sent Me : **** (Scotsman) Moondial and Signal Failure: **** (Scotsman) which transferred to SoHo Playhouse for a 6 week Off-Broadway run.

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

The world’s oldest electric railway.

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

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

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

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

***** (FringeReview)

2:45pm to 3:45pm
A Puppet Named Desire Stickyback Theatre

Puppets hunting passion... the hard way! Stickyback return after a sell out run at the Camden Fringe with another slice of "beguilingly bizarre" (The Stage) puppet orientated sketch fun. A furry look at that old malady called love through a puppet's perspective.

Best Comedy Award winners Brighton Fringe.

"The funniest piece of shadow puppetry I've seen in a long time!" ***** (Broadway Baby)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

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

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

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

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

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

3:00pm to 3:45pm
Sophie Duker: Diet Woke Sophie Duker

Controversy queen Sophie Duker heads back to Brighton to crack open a fresh can of comedy sass. Duker is a rising star who has brought her sexy-cerebral brand of humour to Comedy Central, BBC 2, Radio 4, and Cartoon Network (you can relax, she’s legit). Show may contain: redheads, royals, ruckus.

All audiences welcome, though in the interests of diversity we are particularly interested in selling tickets to straight white men.

“A sparky proposition” (The Independent)

Shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award 2017

3:00pm to 3:50pm
The Jerry Hall Show 50 Eggs

Jerry Hall bursts her way into Brighton Fringe, in this riot of a cabaret developed at Soho Theatre. Hot at her heels are her singing hubby Murdoch, twin sis Terry Hall and many more. Making their debut, expect a hilarious world of madness from comedy duo Kayleigh Cassidy and Danielle Downey (part of 2017 Brighton and Edinburgh's Sold out Fringe show 'Crime Scene Improvisation').

3:00pm to 5:30pm
'Bassett' and 'The Grandfathers' Ariel Company Theatre

Ariel Company Theatre are proud to make their Brighton Fringe debut.

In 'Bassett', the supply teacher has gone a bit nuts, doing a runner and locking the pupils in. Tensions are high today, a day when a repatriation of fallen British soldiers is happening along the high street - as it has many times before through this quiet Wiltshire town. And this one is more personal than most. National service ended in the UK over fifty years ago, but young people worldwide are still conscripted into the armed forces.

'The Grandfather' follows nine young soldiers as they train to defend their nation.

3:00pm to 4:00pm
The Twelve Days Of Christmas Matt Roseblade

'The Twelve Days of Christmas' is an unseasonal romp through the gifts of a generous but impractical lover. Just what does one do with 10 lords a-leaping? They're bound to eat all the swans...

Topics covered include partridge xenophobia, drummer abuse, the WWI trenches, a farmyard living under a reign of terror, why you can't eat swans and the problem of supplying sexually-relieved amphibia to a prominent member of the Royal Family.

Matt Roseblade follows up last years 3-star show 'Dignity Off' with his debut solo hour.

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

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

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

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

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

The world’s oldest electric railway.

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

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

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

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

***** (FringeReview)

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism Caspar Thomas

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

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

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

3:30pm to 4:30pm
City Impro by the Sea City Impro

A rip-roaring rollercoaster of laughter, where six improvisers race from one game to another at a thousand smiles an hour making everything up as they go along. Using suggestions provided by you, an epic series of improvised comedy games, sketches and songs are created in this comedy show where there's just enough time to catch your breath.

Following 3 sold-out shows at Brighton Fringe 2017, City Impro return for more laughs and more fun in 2018.

"A Masterclass in improvised comedy" **** (remotegoat)

"Incredibly good" **** (Voice Magazine)

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 capture that Demi Moore & Patrick Swayze 'Ghost' moment if you'd like.

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

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

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Stranger Friends Sunjai Arif

Come on a journey to the upside down and meet some of Sunjai's weird and wonderful friends. Sunjai (Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2017 and South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016 runner up) has been touring the country, making friends with some of the best up and coming alternative acts on the circuit, and he wants you to meet them too.

This show will make you lean forward with excitement and anticipation for what will happen next.

"An excellent performer" (Voice Magazine)

"Truly entertaining" (Dorset Echo)

**** (Theatre Bath)

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Stand and Deliver Tobacco Tea Theatre Company

In 1736 two dandy highwaymen plan the heist of the century. Can they steal the taxidermy lobster and save Britain from the nefarious schemes of a corrupt political establishment?

Witty, fast-paced, over-the-top action-comedy about finding your true self and defying your masters, from the makers of 'The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'.

***** (Theatre Bath)

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Now THAT'S What I Call A Game Show! Stu Turner

Think you know game shows? Think again, as this new show comes to Brighton, that will make you laugh like a child. Comedy meets game show, meets improv, as fun host Stu Turner brings two teams of comics picked from the Fringe each day. Their skills and wit will be pitted against each other with new hysterical round.

With Stu Turner overseeing the proceedings, you’ll get to laugh, cheer and decide who gets crowned winners in this crazy show! Enjoy audience participation, prizes, and non-stop laughs in this fun-packed hour of entertainment.

You'll never laugh so much at a game show!

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Upside Down & Inside Out Akro Kraks

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience). A half-hour extravaganza of acrobatics, comedy, clown, contortion and juggling stunts. Laugh, cry and gasp!

A cabaret with a cast of two, this family-friendly show has some surprisingly risqué moments that the kids don't notice, but mum and dad do!

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

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

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

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

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Meadow by Meadow Hannah Moss

Meadow has a flair for the fabulous. She puts the "oh" in “oh my god” and the "ding" in demanding.

After her lifestyle vlog went viral (“people just LOVE hearin’ about my life!”) and her boyfriend dumped her (“we will talk about that later... in depth”), Meadow saw something she could do with her fame and heart break... “bring people together, innit! #usingfameforgain #givin #charity #community”

With stories of fame, heart break and her dog Choo Choo, this sparkling new show mixes character comedy with mime, singing and sequins.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Not Somewhere Else Monki Business

Monki’s debut performance colours outside the lines of the conventional circus genre.

In just an hour, he manages to conjure up a uniquely personal universe in which he combines double pole acrobatics with spoken word, live music, video and a touch of madness.

Monki is a character all on his own. He shares funny, sometimes moving, moments of his frustrations and fears about the way in which we live together.

'Not Somewhere Else' is an intimate and raw solo show that offers a look in to Monki’s chaotic and intriguing world.

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

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
De Fuut Bastiaan Vandendriessche - Belgian playwright

Winner of 'Best International Award' at Amsterdam Fringe 2017, Bastiaan Vandendriessche tells a Lolita-like story - a monologue of a charming persona with improper, dark desires.

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

4:00pm to 5:15pm
The Final Offensives 1918 ElAl Productions

Alan Felton presents the last in the series 'Lions Led by Asses' in which, by means of song, poetry and facts, he covers the final months of World War 1, culminating in an uneasy armistice on 11th November 1918.

Both the Allies and Germany were on their knees at the end of 1917 after Ypres and Passchendaele, but it was the addition of the USA in the shape of men and munitions that swayed the war in favour of the Allies.

This project is supported by a Brighton Lions bursary.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Neil O'Rourke & Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island Neil O'Rourke & Patrick Spicer

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

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

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Park Gate: Tour of modernist flats designed by SPAN architectural practice Park Gate Residents' Society

Located by St Ann's Well Gardens in Hove, Park Gate is an attractive, low-density development built in 1958 by the celebrated SPAN architectural practice. Led by Eric Lyons, SPAN specialised in affordable, well-designed flats in attractive landscaped and planted communal gardens. Park Gate was one of its earliest projects outside London.

Join architectural historian Elain Harwood, author of 'Space, Hope, and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945-1975', for an insightful tour of the gardens and interiors, and find out about Park Gate's place in the history of post-war British architecture.

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

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

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

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

4:20pm to 5:20pm
The Silent House Iran Saye Theatre

Benjamin and Shiva have lived in a refugee camp for two years whilst they work towards completing their citizenship applications. They're very friendly and intimate, but there is something between them that gradually changes the shape of their relationship.

In the biblical Book of Job, the hero demands that God explain himself in regard to the tests to which he puts him. He accuses God of remaining silent in the face of the human "Why?".

Join us to ask the "whys" about our world: about humanity, war, violence and existence, and passionately make the world a better place through art.

4:20pm to 5:15pm
Rob Deb: A Stand Up Guy Robin Deb

Bi-cultural, demi-sexual, 42 year old Londoner WLTM varied audience with GSOH to tell jokes of a politically irreverent nature. Likes: comic books, 80s horror and second edition Dungeons and Dragons. Dislikes: social media, bureaucracy and watching 'Love Island' with the sound up.

Rob Deb is a circuit regular, and described as "the Lenny Bruce of sci-fi" (The Skinny), "If you don’t like zombies or role playing you will be bored" (Chortle), and "an Irish Indian comedian for the kind of people who eat curries while downing Guinness" (Edinburgh Student News).

4:30pm to 5:25pm
Sasha Ellen: No Man's Land Sasha Ellen

In 2010 the island of Herm declared a state of emergency. Helicopters went up. Divers went down. It was all Sasha’s fault. A stand-up show of how Sasha brought a part of the world to a complete halt. A tale of an engagement, a missing person and a near catastrophe which explores love, loss and the pitfalls of drinking.

Sasha's shows have transferred to Soho Theatre and Soho Playhouse in New York.

“Rife with cheeky humour... upfront and witty” **** (Broadway Baby)

"Genuinely fresh" **** (The Scotsman)

“Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen” (Canal-St)

4:30pm to 5:30pm
A Serious Play About World War II Willis & Vere

This is one Bold Choice which really could go either way. The company's previous pastiche, The Starship Osiris, was an unquestioned hit last year – but it's a lot easier to build hilarity around a Star Trek parody than it is around "the memoirs of a Holocaust survivor". The joke is really about the pretentiousness of theatre and the (supposed) incompetence of these particular theatre practitioners, but they're walking a tightrope all the same. Positive reviews from an earlier run at London's Vault Festival suggest that they've got it right.

Winner Vault Festival Comedy Award 2017
Winner of the IYAF: Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy Award in 2017

After the success of their five-star, award-winning farce 'The Starship Osiris', Willis & Vere have surprised critics by turning their back on comedy to adapt the memoirs of a Holocaust survivor. As always hecklers will be forcibly removed from the venue.

“Hilarious” ***** (ThreeWeeks)
“Hilarious” ***** (Broadway Baby)
“Superb” ***** (LondonTheatre1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5:00pm to 5:40pm
Kelsey de Almeida: I'm Very Different People (Work in Progress) Kelsey de Almeida

Winner of South End Comedy Festival's 'Best Newcomer' competition 2017, Kelsey is one of the youngest working comedians in the UK. Having supported Stephen K Amos on three UK Tours and Abandoman on their 2017 UK tour, as well as being a circuit regular, this is a chance to see Kelsey really sink his teeth into a longer show.

This show is about growing up in a society he doesn't feel a part of. A constant outsider. And exploring his life and views and what makes him and us all different. But maybe that's okay?

"Blown away by his funny. Catch him now, he's got it" (Stephen K Amos)

5:00pm to 7:30pm
A Musical History of 24 George St, Brighton - and Other Shows The Bom-Bane Family Players

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

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

5:00pm to 6:00pm
The Ayahuasca Diaries Benji Waterstones

Shrink and stand-up Benji Waterstones heads to Peru in search of ayahuasca, a healing hallucinogenic so strong that just one dose has been likened to 15 years of therapy. So, is it the magic pill he craves? The psychological penicillin to save the NHS? A funny and moving account of one self-help junkie’s search for happiness.

“Perfect and hilarious” (Buzzfeed)
“A stand-out show” (John Fleming)

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

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

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

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

5:00pm to 6:20pm
Always, With a Love That's True Wired Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: The New Show Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Earth’s Funniest Footwear are back for their 10th brand new show. Following their sell-out 'Shakespeare', 'Socks In Space' and 'Minging Detectives', they take on a brand new target in songs, sketches, socks & violence. What’s the subject? You’ll find out on the night.

"Space age comedy to knock your socks off" **** (Daily Record)

"Had every single audience member... laughing until they cried." ***** (Edinburgh Evening News)

"For sheer energy and laughs per hour, these comic stockings are the biz, denier miss it." **** (The Scotsman)

(Under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult)

5:00pm to 6:00pm
What's it all about, eh? The Musical (Work in Progress) Hassan Dervish

This is a jam-packed musical comedy performance of fun storytelling rhymes set to an original soundtrack. Hassan Dervish’s act features a range of characters and stories of modern life that everyone will be able to identify with, including the hits ‘Horse in an Uber’ and ‘Excel Spreadsheet’.

He will resonate with fans of comedy who go along with something silly and catchy.

Semi-Finalist: Amused Moose 2016
Finalist: Comedy Virgins Max Turner Prize 2017
As heard on Talk Radio hosted by Iain Lee

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

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

This project is supported by a Brighton Lions bursary.

5:15pm to 6:15pm
Martin Lingus Mullaney Productions

Time is running out for Martin Lingus. He needs to find a lady. A lady with a house. But his boyish charm isn’t working like it used to.

This one-man show is a dark comedy about love, inner demons and period features.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Max & Ivan: Work in Progress Max & Ivan / Dawn Sedgwick Management

Black-belt grandmasters of narrative-sketch comedy take to the live stage in a whirlwind hour of new ideas and never-before-seen characters.

"Astonishing: fast-paced and unflaggingly funny" ***** (The Times)
"Truly outstanding individual performances" ***** (Edinburgh Evening News)
"Phenomenal range of talent" ***** (The Mirror)
"First-rate comic acting" **** (The Scotsman)
"Max & Ivan are the real deal" **** (The Guardian)
"Immaculate" **** (The Sunday Times)
"Max & Ivan ooze class" **** (Chortle)
"Undoubtedly superstars of tomorrow" (GQ)

5:30pm to 6:20pm
Too Young to Stay In - Too Old to Go Out Scarlet Cherub

In his new show Nigel Osner casts a quizzical eye over life’s challenges for those, shall we say, just that little bit older. Going out, love, holidays - even the gym! He does this in a series of original songs and stories by male and female characters.

Nigel was nominated for excellence in new writing at the Buxton Fringe 2016 for his previous show 'Angel to Vampire!’

"Tremendously talented and very entertaining" (The Scotsman)

"Go and see this unique show" (FringeReview)

"His sweet and funny characters will stay with you afterwards like old friends" (Buxton Fringe Review)

5:30pm to 6:30pm
The Incomplete Works of Dolan, Parsons & Emslie Joseph Emslie

Joseph Emslie, Amused Moose New Comic Finalist 2017, Kate Dolan, "Lets loose her one liners perfectly" (Broadway Baby), and Joseph Parsons, "High energy, perfectly crafted punchlines" (Barry Ferns), are three of the UK's most exciting talents.

You can see them trying to separate the wheat from the chaff and create their new shows.

5:30pm to 7:30pm
Doppel Dietrich Patricia Hartshorne

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

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

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

5:40pm to 6:35pm
Fiona Sagar: Working Progress Fiona Sagar

Fiona Sagar (Funny Women Best Show Nominee 2016, The Groundlings Comedy Theatre, LA) returns to Brighton Fringe with her new character comedy show.

"A talented impressionist, completely morphs into an array of hilariously self-indulgent characters" **** (Fringebiscuit)

"Fiona Sagar had me laughing like a drain. A brilliant comic performer! Fiona catches the current zeitgeist of obsessional and entitled to a tee" (Logan Murray)

"Funny, dark and beautiful. Someone destroy her" (Viv Groskop)

5:50pm to 7:00pm
My Father Held A Gun My Father Held A Gun

4 stars Sahand Sahebdivani is of Iranian descent, while Raphael Rodan's family is Israeli. Together they tell a series of stories, attempting to answer the question: Why do men make war? Brought up in Amsterdam, the two men are friends, but their journey to adulthood involves understanding their identity through the eyes of their fathers and forefathers. One is a Jew, the other an Arab – and while they try to frame their debate in a European context, their own ethnic and racial heritage may not let them go. Read the full review.

A passionate, storytelling show with live cinematic music about war and peace, acts of heroism, and the love for life. Winner of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival Gold Award 2017. Iranian Sahebdivani and Israeli Rodan combine a great sense of humor with the urge to tell sincere and meaningful stories. By trying to answer the question “why do men make war?”, they take their audience on a trip through space and time. Directed by: Vasile Nedelcu.

"When they start telling a story, the audience is listening so quietly that you could hear a pin drop" **** (Theaterkrant)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

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

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

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

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

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

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

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

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

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

6:00pm to 6:55pm
Pelican Pelican

Pelican is a brand new whirlwind comedy by the critically acclaimed Pelican (makers of The Cat Man Curse). Blending surreal narratives with playful and interactive comedy, Pelican is mad cap, uplifting and hugely entertaining.

"A wonderland of absurd sketches and characters, tied together with the thread of a wonderfully eccentric story." ***** (A Younger Theatre)
"A joy to watch" **** (The List)
"Wildly funny" ***** (Broadway Baby)
"Thrives off ingenuity and playfulness" ***** (Ed Fringe Review)

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Gingzilla: Glamonster Vs The World Gingzilla

The multi-award winning 7ft GLAMONSTER is on a mission to CONQUER THE WORLD.

Set in a 1950's drive-in movie (Godzilla, Attack of the 50ft Woman, King Kong), experience this behemoth sized Bearded Lady-Man as she tears up the stage, questions your orientation and leaves you gagging for more!!!

"With legs for days and an even more amazing voice... " (The Advertiser)
**** (1/2 Glam Adelaide)
**** (Broadway World)
**** (EdFestival Magazine)
**** (Fritz Magazine)

Winner of Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2017
Winner of Innovation Award Adelaide Fringe 2017

Director: Dierdre Mclaughin

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

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

A dark magical production for audiences of all ages.

6:00pm to 6:55pm
Carabet Lobster Quadrille Theatre

Welcome to 'Carabet', a tour-de-force of character-based lunacy. Using clown, physical comedy and improvisation, this trio of international Gaulier-trained comedians take you on an absurd journey.

"Those prepared to leave reality should look no further" (The List)
"Inventive, hilarious and very engaging" 'Recommended' (FringeReview)

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Robot vs Hurricane: An hour of alternative stand-up from Nicholas Everritt and Pete Nash Difflex

Strap in for a strikingly alternative show from two of the most original acts rising through the UK stand-up scene: 'The Robot' Nicholas Everritt and Pete 'The Hurricane' Nash.

Nick Everritt is a trained improviser and qualified actuary who is taking the stand-up world by storm with his robotic delivery.

High energy crackpot Pete 'The Hurricane' Nash riffs everything from absurd stories to mooning the crowd.

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Year Without Summer Cast Iron Theatre

May 1816. Claire Clairmont invites lover Byron to Lake Geneva with her step-sister, Mary Godwin. Passions run high, ghost stories are shared. History has forgotten Claire, but without her, Mary might never have conceived of her defining work: 'Frankenstein'.

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

It's a comedy bonanza!

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

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

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

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Viggo Venn: Pepito Stamptown

5 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2017 Viggo Venn is endearing: he's unique, provoking in his audience an almost child-like sense of curiosity and wonder. We're all asking what he will produce next, in this surreal world of salad attire and playful punchlines. And in The Life Of Pepito, his debut solo show, he duly delivers a steady stream of surprising and sometimes hysterical ideas. Read the full review.

Nominated for Best Comedy Award (Brighton Fringe 2017)
Norwegian champion of Theatresports 2015

After full runs at Edinburgh, Adelaide and Prague Fringe, award-winning Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn returns to Brighton with a better version of last year's show! If you like absurd comedy then you'll really enjoy it. Otherwise maybe don't come. Directed by Jonny Woolley, music by David Zucker.

"My cheeks were aching with laughter" ***** (Fringe Guru)
"I laughed so much my face hurt" **** 1/2 (The Latest)
"Most importantly... Norwegian" **** (Broadway Baby)
"Spot-on comic timing" **** (730 Review)

6:15pm to 7:15pm
Gráinne Maguire: I Call My Vagina the Psychopath Test Laughing Horse Comedy

Gráinne Maguire (as heard on Radio 4's The Now Show, More Money Than Sense and Breaking The News, writer for The Last Leg and 8/10 Cats) brings her new show to the Brighton Fringe.

“Original and unpredictable. A delightful, incisive hour of truth and madness” **** (Fringe Guru)

“A definite must see performance from a comic at the top of her game - one of the finest political stand-up shows at this year’s Fringe” **** (Edinburgh Festivals)

“Sharp, incisive, and smartly satirical” **** (The Wee Review)

"Sarcastically and scabrously hilarious” (Chortle)

**** (British Theatre Guide)

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Mad About the Boy Dandykings Productions

'Mad About the Boy' is a new play with musical interludes by local playwright Edwin Preece. It depicts an incident in the life of Noel Coward who was auditioning actors for his latest Broadway play. One aspiring young actor really wanted the role, but was he prepared for the events that followed?

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

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

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

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

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

6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Privileged Jamal Harewood

This is a tricky one to explain, since almost everyone who's seen it agrees it's best to know very little before you go in. Ostensibly, it's a chance to meet a man dressed as a polar bear – but the fact it's called The Privileged, and that the bear is described as "white with black skin", might give you a clue about the true underlying theme. It's a highly interactive show, with the audience driving most of what happens, and it's certainly not for those who don't want to feel uncomfortable or challenged. Nonetheless, reviews from earlier runs are overwhelmingly positive.

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

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

“Searing and thoughtful” (The Guardian)

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

7:00pm to 8:20pm
Cissie & Ada OCR Productions

'Cissie and Ada', the immortal comic characters created by the late great Les Dawson, aided and abetted by Roy Barraclough come, for the first time, to Brighton Fringe in this hilarious adaptation and re-enactment. All the old laughs with some new twists.

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Culpeper's Medicine Garden At The Coach House

Join herbalist Sara Jane Glendinning and musician Jo Burke for a herbal walk with folklore and songs, celebrating local plants of Sussex inspired by the works of 17th Century herbalist, Nicholas Culpeper.

Choose a morning walk on Whitehawk Hill exploring our surroundings and the healing properties of local plants, or Culpepers’ medicine garden at the Coach House.

Experience the world of plants through the eyes of Culpeper. Explore some herbal remedies with folklore and song. Learn ancestral knowledge to bring back home to your medicine chest.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Murdered by Murder LoveHard Productions

1934. Devon. Six old friends. Exposition. A small get-together at the household of Lord and Lady Titan, Drenchblood Heights. Reason: A Murder Mystery Party. It promises to be the night of their lives. By which we mean: the night of their, er, deaths. But with long-held grudges, egos on a knife-edge and somewhat dubious motives, the mystery becomes not the murder mystery, but the murder. Mystery.

The award-nominated show from double-act LoveHard featuring a live score by Nick Charlesworth.

“The sort of show that makes you excited about the Fringe again” ***** (Broadway Baby)

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Only Fools and 3 Courses Comedy Dining

The ‘Only Fools and 3 Courses Dining’ invitation!

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines 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.

7:00pm to 8:30pm
An Dhá: Folk Traditions Old & New An Dhá

Folk tunes and stories inspired by the Scottish, Irish and English folk music traditions come alive with the immaculate fiddle and cello mastery of An Dhá. Their performances are "lively, fun and entertaining to all" with "gorgeous" airs and "upbeat" reels infused with "jazz-inspired flair" (Brighton Source and Afterdark Magazine, 2017).

As recent winners of the prestigious Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Competition, An Dhá will take you on a journey exploring age-old traditions, original compositions and the stories behind them.

"A Stunning Duo" (BBC Radio Scotland)

7:00pm to 8:00pm
It's All My Mother's Fault! (Work in Progress) Romina Puma

Romina Puma comes back and is darker than ever! It’s a show about love, or the lack of it, a show about a child longing to be cared for by her mother while having to care for her, and about selfishness as a last means of survival... What’s not to laugh about?

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Pals The Black Dove

Simone Belshaw (South Coast Comedian Finalist 2017) and William Stone (Max Turner Finalist 2018) are just two ordinary lads looking for friendship in a crazy world. Come hang out with them at this interactive show hosted by a phone (voiced by Jen Ives) hear some of William's whimsical one-liners and some offbeat fables from Simone. Come as strangers, leave as PALS!

William Stone - "Belting gags. Highly recommended" Angela Barnes (Radio4 Newsjack, Live at the Apollo). Simone Belshaw - "Brilliantly offbeat, often surreal and always original" - Funny Women.

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

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

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

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

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Not Somewhere Else Monki Business

Monki’s debut performance colours outside the lines of the conventional circus genre.

In just an hour, he manages to conjure up a uniquely personal universe in which he combines double pole acrobatics with spoken word, live music, video and a touch of madness.

Monki is a character all on his own. He shares funny, sometimes moving, moments of his frustrations and fears about the way in which we live together.

'Not Somewhere Else' is an intimate and raw solo show that offers a look in to Monki’s chaotic and intriguing world.

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

7:00pm to 7:55pm
A Modern Guide to Heroism & Sidekickery Michelle Zahner

A superhero story that refuses to read like a comic book. Michelle Zahner joyfully mixes comedy, poetry and movement to work out how being a “superhero” in the “real world” really works.

How do you rescue people from depression, or a broken friendship? How do you fight a cyclone, or a rabid llama, or the patriarchy? What do you call a boy damsel? And shouldn’t there be a villain somewhere? With limited powers and more responsibility than she wants, she finds herself dealing with media hype, impossible expectations, protest groups and sponsorship deals.

Batman never had to deal with this s**t.

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

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

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Vibrantly Lieu: Welcome to the PVC Shopping Channel Gemma Jones

A short comedy play based on the realities of modern dating and the less-than-glamorous truth of the beauty industry. Neve Turner has always wanted to present on the shopping channel PVC. She finally gets her big break working with skincare brand, Vibrantly Lieu. However, just before her TV debut, she gets dumped by her 'boyfriend'*. Neve chooses to repress her feelings with an age old fail safe: wine. Will her unusual sales technique pay off?

*4 dates, 5 sleepovers

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Professional Breakup Artist Annabelszki

Share the highs, lows, and downright hilarity of the eternal scramble to seek, find, and inevitably lose, the woman of your dreams. Be taken by the hand and gently guided through the ridiculous scenarios that the search for love, Ms Right, or just a good hard... can entail.

An authentic narrative, exploring the contemporary minefield of lesbian love, lust, dating, and break-ups. An energetic, comedic and poetic voyage.

Brighton-based performance artist Annabelszki delivers a fusion of stand-up, audience interaction, improv, and comedic poetry.

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

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

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

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

7:15pm to 8:15pm
1000 Years Hour Show Anthony King

History; Comedy; Songs. Featuring themes along a 1000 year timeline (1066-2066). Easy, fun, educational, quizzes + present and future too. And find out "Who owns the bones?"

Fun, education, music and laughs. See website for details!

The show starts with Kings and Queens which you can read along to. All the monarchs from 1066 appear in order along with other historical events. Then we explore the timeline. Who really owns the bones of Richard III? Did King John's 'Taster' hate him? What happens when an archer runs out of arrows? Who's the 13 Day Queen? Is David Icke for real?

7:15pm to 10:15pm
Music for Meditation Sahaja Yoga Sussex

A unique blend of meditation and music performance to enlighten the soul and lift your spirit!

Come and experience a mix of live Eastern and Western vibrational music to help bring you effortlessly into the bliss.

Try and arrive for 7.15pm for the initial introductory meditation to set the mood for the rest of the evening.

7:15pm to 8:15pm
The Tap Pack The Tap Pack Pty Ltd

With successes in Edinburgh, Beijing, Berlin and London, this high-energy, tap comedy show gives a modern twist to the classic Rat Pack.

Dressed in slick suits and equipped with sharp wit, they infuse tap dance with swing music and witty banter. The Tap Pack is pure entertainment. They bring a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
She Wolf Jo Bain Presents

4 stars "The history plays are super-boring," complains Queen Margaret of Anjou. And she should know: Shakespeare wrote her into four of them, including one scene – in Richard III – set when the real Margaret was dead. This quick-witted, irreverent one-woman shows aims to reclaim her true life story, and uses it to make adroit and important points about women's experiences in our own day. Read the full review.

Cersei Lannister is a character based on Queen Margaret of Anjou. This woman was a badass. Or was she?

Was she pure conniving evil to the core? Or was that fake news spread by Shakespeare's mainstream media?

Premiering at Melbourne Fringe in 2017 to critical acclaim, in ‘She Wolf’ Gillian English "takes the big guns on and leaves us laughing as she chips away at false idols." (Plus Ones).

"She is alive, full of wit, sarcasm, royally thick venom and French smelling intrigue." (Weekend Notes)

7:30pm to 1:00am
Crown's Sunday Session Skrew Loose Booking

The Crown's Sunday Session is a monthly live-music event showcasing the very best folk, blues and indie/rock music from around the Brighton area and further afield. Expect top-shelf and intimate performances brought to you by Skrew Loose Booking.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
ForniKATEress Kate Smurthwaite

Award-winning TV and radio regular Kate Smurthwaite presents her hilariously honest show about open relationships and her own non-monogamous lifestyle.

"Edgy and funny, Kate deals with what would be considered hard hitting topics with an openness and ease that is fabulous to behold. The whole show is beautifully written, sensitive and totally immersive" (Bunbury Magazine)

"One of the wittiest gunslingers I've ever seen" (The Spectator)

"She is gloriously mobile as she stalks the stage, mind and mouth effortlessly working in a whirlwind of ideas and joke lines" (Morning Star)

7:30pm to 8:25pm
Troy Hawke! Laughing Horse Comedy

I am back in Brighton to give you my take on things you never knew you didn't know about. It will be mellifluous and undeniably funny. But don't take my word for it...

"Undeniably funny" **** (Chortle)

"Character comedy that is near perfection" ***** (New Current)

"Perfectly written jokes" **** (Broadway Baby)

"Spectacular character... razor sharp wit laced with a touch of the surreal" **** (Fest)

"Beautifully written characters" **** (The List)

"One of the year’s best comedy acts... will outgrow his venue in no time" **** (Edfest Mag)

7:30pm to 8:30pm
The Morning After the Life Before Gúna Nua

May 24th 2015, as 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother which brings the reality of a new Ireland into sharp focus, a personal tale of Ireland before and after Marriage Equality. Gúna Nua presents the internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning 'The Morning After The Life Before', light hearted and playfully told, performed by Ann Blake and Lucia Smyth and directed by Paul Meade. Be prepared for music, cake and equality.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
25 Years of Stand-Up Laughing Horse Comedy & Vladimir McTavish

Scottish comedy-award-winner and BAFTA nominee Vladimir McTavish celebrates a quarter-century in the business with an hour-long show featuring some brand-new topical gags, some old favourites from the back catalogue and some hilarious anecdotes about life backstage.

From BBC's 'Live Floor Show' and Channel 4's 'Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights'

"One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit" (The Guardian)

"Inspired comedy brilliance" (The Australian Stage)

7:45pm to 9:00pm
Clueless Theatre Presents: Two by Jim Cartwright Clueless Theatre

Whether you’re after a relaxing lager or fancy a reminiscent Babycham, The White Oak is the pub for you. Here you’ll find that the bitter is never off and there’s plenty of it. Sit back, grab a drink and watch as a blend of characters appear before your very eyes. The landlord and landlady offer a warm welcome with a sinister twist, as they present their eclectic customers; from the weird and wonderful, to the serious and cynical.

7:45pm to 8:45pm
Heather and Harry Stumble Trip Theatre

Stumble Trip Theatre consists of all-singing, all-dancing, Lecoq-trained clowns.

Combining mime, cabaret, theatre and some impressive rapping, 'Heather and Harry' is an extremely silly unpicking of what it means to be human and in love.

Heather is cast from heaven by her gangster, rapper husband Zeus. Finding herself in the midst of London’s very sad, mad, bad inhabitants, she seeks solace in the lonely cockney philosopher Harry. Harry shows Heather proof of beauty and love amongst the chaos.

“Had me laughing and giggling throughout the duration... A real pick-me-up” (A Younger Theatre)

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

After three sold-out shows, five-star reviews and a nomination for LGBT Brighton Fringe award in 2017, Paul Diello returns with a new, updated version of 'Epicene'. Watch as Diello interweaves his journey of childhood out-castings and social misfittery into well loved female compositions by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Björk and Annie Lennox, to name a few.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Max & Ivan: Our Story Max & Ivan / Dawn Sedgwick Management

Edinburgh Comedy Award winners Max & Ivan (as seen on BBC2's 'W1A' and heard on Radio 4's 'The Casebook of Max & Ivan') bring their critically acclaimed origin story to Brighton, as they introduce the world to two never-before-seen characters; themselves. Directed by Tom Parry.

"A deliciously silly coming-of-age show" **** (Guardian)

"Outlandish characters teem throughout and the duo’s ease with the blend of silly and intense should be taught as a case study on future narrative sketch comedy degree courses" **** (The Times)

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Blue Sky Thinking Pop Heart Productions

Spreadsheets, filing cabinets, and photocopiers. Penny has traded a life of creativity for a world of water coolers, cubicles, and plastic plants.

'Blue Sky Thinking' is the story of a woman seduced by the fluorescent strip lights of the corporate machine, opting into a world of pensions, health benefits, and promotions.

From Pop Heart Productions, the producers of the sell-out 2017 show 'Am I F#*kable?'.

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

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

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

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

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

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

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

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Ubu Roi Squall + Frenzy

Join us on the absurdly grotesque killing spree/sex-capades of one man... A man who promises to make Poland great again!

Squall + Frenzy presents a daring post-pantomime punk adaptation of this classic 1896 symbolist masterpiece by Alfred Jarry.

The grandstanding villainy of Pere Ubu is more relevant than ever in an age of Trump, where reality TV stars who boast of their disdain towards normal people take power.

In this surreal critique of current politics, audiences chase actors and crawl through tunnels while 'King Shit' rants and raves onstage, raising laughter and, at times, fear.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Jon Mcleod Music Showcase at Artista Artista

Singer/songwriter, Jon McLeod, brings his original acoustic compositions to Artista Cafe & Gallery. The perfect and intimate setting to hear the melodic, soulful and heartfelt songs of a pensive observer, with a unique voice and guitar, playing. A must-see for fans of Elliott Smith and Nick Drake.

8:30pm to 9:30pm
Alice Marshall: The Strike RBM Comedy in association with A-List Entertainment

The winner of the 2017 Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Award returns with her brand new show, full of Alice's signature weird and wonderful characters. Join Maria, the world's angriest air stewardess, as she welcomes you on board a flight that leads straight to the 5th dimension. Expect returning favourites and brand new faces in this multimedia galavant to the other side...

As featured on Comedy Central UK, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 4 Extra.

"Alice Marshall is a master of character comedy" ***** (Broadway Baby)
"She's the one you'll be glad you saw before she got big. See this show" ***** (ShortCom)

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

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

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

"A cracking comedy selection" ***** (Cream of the Fringe)

"A fantastic night of comedy" **** (ThreeWeeks)

"Kept the crowd well entertained" **** (Rip It Up)

"A Strong show of fresh comedy" **** (The Argus)

8:30pm to 9:20pm
Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak Out Stealth Aspies

The Stealth Aspies Company - the world's first performance collective entirely run by autistic adults. Formed in 2016 by Paul Wady of the 'Guerilla Aspies' solo show (now in its fourth year of converting audiences).

Janine Booth (originator of the Labour party neurodiversity manifesto), Alain English, Sarah Saeed and Paul Wady read and personally reflect upon the stories of NeuroAtypical people.

Some just diagnosed. Some in the closet. All living lives where many around them have no idea of their true natures. Autistic people actually speaking. Will you listen to us?

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Matt Price : Frequently Anxious Man Laughing Horse Comedy

Friendly Cornish Giant Matt Price was going out with a woman. The only problem is that she wasn't going out with him. Matt was blissfully unaware of this and spent a year or so of his life looking like the world's worst stalker. The incident triggered a memory from his childhood that he has never heard anyone else talk about. Now he finds the whole experience, as bleak as it sometimes was, to be very funny.

Find out why he pretended to like Death Metal, why he loves bad performance-poetry and how a five-foot-one Glaswegian woman saved his life.

"Fearlessly funny" **** (The Scotsman)

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Laughs with Tricks Stu Turner

Comedy magician Stu Turner and comedian and ventriloquist Phil Reid come together for an hour of stand-up, magic, and variety.

Stu's off-beat act is sometimes silly, sometimes surreal, but always baffling and highly entertaining.

Phil is a warm, vibrant and cheeky chap, with a natural storytelling ability, who will tickle your funny bone whether you're young or old.

Come and enjoy an hour of hysterical comedy, clever magic, and all round fun!

"Thoroughly entertaining show" (Henley Herald)

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

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

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

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

9:00pm to 9:50pm
WATCHING, Ceci n'est pas de Deux Ester Natzijl Productions

"Dutch Season Stand-out Show" (The Argus)

A solo-duet created and performed by Flying Solo and Amsterdam Fringe award-winner Ester Natzijl. A mesmerising mix of puppetry, theatre and dance that provides different views of what a relationship can be. The performance carves a tender, entrancing portrayal of horror and humour, with an animated and sometimes extremely evil avatar.

"Redefines theatre and dance" ***** (Reviews Hub)

"An experience that lingers long after the performance is over" (Exeunt Magazine)

9:00pm to 2:00am
Funk The Format's Club Tropicana Funk The Format

DJ Format, Soul Casserole, Lynda Phoenix, Nick Maxwell, King Prawn, Odyssey, Soozy Q and Lucy 'Elle J' Small.

Following four sold-out Christmas Club Tropicana events, Funk The Format launch a second spring party on Hove Beach. An eclectic selection of music and tropicania, featuring funk, flamingos, hip-hop, house, pineapples, piña coladas, Latin, lilos, disco and most definitely dancing.

Dress code: Tropical. Golden Pineapple awarded to the best dressed. Trophy for the best dancer. Hugs for the best smile.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Dan Evans: 10% Dan Evans

10%. That's as far as comedian Dan Evans gets with most of his ideas. Until now. Because the time has come for you to decide which of his embryonic mental creations he should take to full term. Expect products, ideas for shows, philosophies for benevolent world management, and possible disappointing nudity.

One-man show from established comedian and writer, Dan Evans.

"A favourite with audiences as well as with his notoriously hard-to-please comedic peers" (The Guardian)

9:00pm to 10:00pm
The Gloop Show Oozing Gloop

Oozing Gloop, the world's premiere autistic, green, drag-queen/queer alchemist, is here to help you survive the 21st century, champion the communist hypothesis and put on the ol’ razzle dazzle! The communist hypothesis being that one class' labour need not be subordinated to others' ownership, and it can change!

9:00pm to 11:00pm
The Revolver Revue The Revolver Revue

'The Revolver Revue' is a glamorous, dazzling extravaganza featuring top UK and international circus, cabaret and burlesque acts. Produced by Chi Chi Revolver, born with sawdust in her veins and lifelong experience in the circus, cabaret and burlesque world, 'The Revolver Revue' is guaranteed to knock your glittery socks off!

9:15pm to 10:15pm
Spencer Jones: The Audition United Agents LLP

A day in the life of an idiot. A life-changing email, a son with big questions and a lot of tennis balls.

Spencer Jones is back with a mash-up of music, prop and character comedy.
Creator and star of BBC’s 'Big Babies'. As seen on 'Live at the Apollo', 'Upstart Crow' series 1 and 2, 'Skins', 'Mr Winner' and Tim Vine’s 'Travels in Time'.

Winner: Best Scripted Online Short – Sky Comedy’s Spencer Jones’ Christmas
Broadcast Digital Award

Nominee: Best Show 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award

"Riotously funny... touched with a baffling brilliance" **** (iNews)

14+ (under 16’s with an adult)

9:15pm to 10:15pm
Chris Cooke: Mistakes Chris Cooke

As a dyslexic, dyspraxic and anxious person, Chris explores his mistakes, awkwardness, and unconventional upbringing.

Should he be beating himself up for past errors and ones he is yet to make?

As heard on BBC R4 Extras Newsjack and seen on Genius with Dave Gorman.
Possible guest performers.

9:30pm to 10:45pm
Chaos Carousel Tribal Remix

Live Turkish and Greek music accompanied by mesmerising bellydance performances.

Chaos Carousel reunites to celebrate the last ever edition of the Tribal Remix bellydance festival.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous Alfie Ordinary

After another award-winning year, snatching trophies at Hollywood and San Diego Fringe Festivals, and a run in Adelaide, Australia, Brighton's own Alfie Ordinary brings his critically acclaimed solo show back to Brighton Fringe. "Dazzlingly sequinned from head to toe", son of a drag queen identifies as fabulous and proud. In this show, Alfie tells us of a magical queer utopia.

With confetti cannons, LGBT anthems and puppetry, Alfie challenges the norm, questions what it really means to be a man, and presents a world where equality truly exists.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
One Woman Alien Cast Iron Theatre

In theatre, no one can hear you scream: one hour, one woman, one cult movie!
Returning from the success of her award-nominated Edinburgh Fringe show, 'Cacophony', the “impossible to forget” (The List) Heather-Rose Andrews tackles the classic horror alone (with a cat).

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

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

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

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Baba Brinkman: Darwinizm HDtouring Ltd

Baba Brinkman’s unique “peer reviewed rap” combines comedy, science, and hip-hop in a live show that the New York Times calls “astonishing and brilliant”. In Darwinizm Baba reveals the hidden forces that shape us, from DNA to digital memes.

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Magnificent Bastard Productions

Shit-faced Showtime is the all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking phenomenon from the professional piss-heads behind Shit-faced Shakespeare.
Featuring a cast of professionally trained musical theatre performers, classic show tunes, complex choreography and one entirely shit-faced actor every night ... What could possibly go right?
Shit-faced Showtime roars back to Brighton Fringe with an all new show for 2017, 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'. It’ll be wicked!

9:50pm to 10:50pm
Are Strings Attached? Yama Theatre Productions

4 stars On paper, it sounds like Are String Attached? tackles an impossible mish-mash of themes: graffiti spraying, professional tennis, and time at drama school. But we learn soon enough that these disparate forms of self-expression fulfil a common need – to be seen, to be respected, to be top dog. Billed as a "fictional autobiography", Simon Lovat's one-man play is both a gentle reflection on what matters in life, and a fascinating insight into what drives certain people to do the things they do. Read the full review.

It's hard to know exactly what to expect from this one-man show about graffiti, tennis and Pinocchio. It's a weird-sounding combination, but reviews last year were good – emphasising the detailed script, and physical intensity of the performance. There's a big difference this time round: it's moved from being a travelling show, performed in your own home, into a conventional Fringe theatre. We'll have to see how it's changed by that transition, but it's certainly intriguing, and actor Simon Lovat has earned four-star reviews from us in the past.

What do you get if you cross Bjorn Borg with Banksy? You get a one man show about DOG, graffiti legend and former tennis pro, who hates his dad and has serious issues with Jiminy Cricket. And he’s here to throw a massive piece on your living room wall. But is his heart really in it? Shouldn’t fame be more fun than this?

Prepare to be delighted and confounded and to have your credulity tested to the max in this exhilarating, darkly comic play inspired by Pinocchio, that asks the Big Question. A sell-out in Brighton Fringe 2017: “The acting is physical and astounding” (Brighton Source).

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

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

"A stylishly observational act" (ThreeWeeks)

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

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

10:00pm to 10:50pm
Well Done Marek Platek

A solo alternative comedy show. Laughing at nonsense.

Gaulier graduate Marek Platek presents his flavour of comedy, filled with general mayhem, audience participation and being an idiot. If you like strange, weird and the absurd, then well done. You've made it.

”Strange, witty and probably quite familiar” (Buzzcuts)

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Fabulon Winter Theatre Company

Gaulier trained duo Hanna Winter and Julia Masli present a ridiculous world of 'Fabulon' where they are the confused inhabitants. Combining physical comedy, visual imagery and clown, they invite you to experience this world as they discover it with childlike wonder.

'Fabulon' is making its UK debut after a month-long run at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:30pm to 11:25pm
Siblings: Acts 1 and 2 Bezoomny Theatre

Siblings return to Brighton with bigger balls than ever. Part time character comedians and full time sisters Maddy and Marina Bye have come back for a second bite of the cherry. Returning with their sell-out debut ’Siblings’, and presenting a brand new ‘Act 2’. Expect old and new characters, more drama, less dignity and whole lot of synchronised dance.

“A surreal hour of weird and wonderful sketches **** (Voice Magazine)
“Watch out for these girls” (Jennifer Saunders)

Siblings: Act 1 - 6-7 May 7:30pm
Siblings: Act 2 - 27-30 May 10:30pm

10:30pm to 11:30pm
Beasts Ben Carter

They’re raw.
They’re wild.
They're asleep 16 hours a day.

For Adam, money’s tight. So tight he’s had to go out and find a job. And beg his girlfriend to take it. As for Currer, he was the first person in his family to go to university - and not graduate.

Low on status and high on gags, 'Beasts' is a stand-up show from two of London’s best new acts, who regularly perform at the Comedy Store, Up the Creek and Top Secret Comedy Club.

Come along and roar with laughter – and save Adam and Currer from extinction.

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

The Disco Lovers return to the beautiful Spiegeltent for their fourth sell-out season at Brighton Fringe! Bank Holiday Sunday May 6th sees their inaugural FLUORESCENT BALL! The Disco Lovers 'fluffers' will bling you up with all-biodegradable washable fluoro paint and glitter, with all paint proceeds to charity. At the witching hour, you're gonna light up; BOOM!

Can you believe it's been 5 years since the Disco Lovers started doing parties in Brighton?! For the second Bank Holiday on Sunday May 27th, we'll be celebrating with them at Brighton Spiegeltent with a MASKED BALL! For all mask-wearers, a donation will be made to charity, but if you don't have a mask, don't worry, their glitter crew will paint you one!

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

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

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

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

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

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

12:30am to 1:30am
Ishi Khan-Jackson: I'mMigrant 2 Funny Comedy

A fun comedy show about migration, belonging and identity. Ishi was born in Zambia, has Indian roots and loves her home in Britain. Does that make her BriZamdian?

Join the playful adventure, that is 'Ishi Khan-Jackson: I'mMigrant!'.

Expect silliness, fun and energetic Bollywood dancing. 

This show is suitable for migrants, non-migrants and strawberries.