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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 11:20am
Mr Dilly's World of Wonder Mr Dilly's World of Wonder

A feel-good, interactive-theatre storytelling experience like no other! Let Mr Dilly take you on a journey of joy, laughter and fun into a world of wonder, using drama, music and improvisation to bring to life children’s classics, traditional fairy tales and heroic myths! Whatever your age, you can join in the merriment and become part of the action; no two shows are ever the same! Fun for all the family in a high-energy, fast-paced, interactive story extravaganza bringing families and children of all ages together! Get the Happy!

1. Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Mon 28 May 10.30am
2. The Jungle Book - Tues 29 May 12.30am
3. George and the Dragon - Tues 29 May 2pm
4. Jack and the Beanstalk - Weds 30 May 10.30am
5. Perseus and the Gorgon - Weds 30 May 12.30pm
6. Treasure Island - Thurs 31 May 10.30am
7. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Thurs 31 May 12.30am
8. Robin Hood - Friday 1 June 10.30am
9. Thor's Mighty Hammer - Friday 1 June 12.30am

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 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.

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

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

The world’s oldest electric railway.

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

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

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

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

***** (FringeReview)

11:30am to 12:20pm
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 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 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 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 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
Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary Harriet Braine

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

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

12:00pm to 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 12:50pm
Magnus Volk's Electric Train of Thought White Room Theatre

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

The world’s oldest electric railway.

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

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

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

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

***** (FringeReview)

12:30pm to 1:45pm
Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn Iron Age Theatre

2 stars At one point during this lecturing one-man show, the reincarnation of Karl Marx asks: "Is there anything more outrageous than an honest critic?" OK then, Brighton. Prepare to be outraged. This play gives us plenty of facts about Karl Marx's life, but very little nuanced insight, and even less about his fascinatingly prescient political philosophy. Instead, we have an accusatory rant at the world's ills – a crowd-pleasing sermon which will persuade no-one and change nothing. Read the full review.

'Marx in Soho' by Howard Zinn
Starring Bob Weick
Directed by Iron Age Theatre's John Doyle

Karl Marx launches into a passionate, funny, and moving defense of his political ideas in Zinn’s brilliant, timely play, 'Marx in Soho', an excellent introduction to Marx’s life, analysis of society, and passion for radical change. Karl Marx uses current news and events to show how his ideas still resonate and explains a humane alternative to the capitalism that rules our world.

Resist!

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 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.

1:00pm 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 2:00pm
Miss Disney's Magic Songbook Miss Disney

Love Disney? Love singalongs?

Feel the magic with Miss Disney's very own fairy-tale show. With her magic songbook, Miss Disney will take you from the forests of Snow White through the frosty mountains of Frozen to the tropical beaches of Moana in a world of make believe which will thrill and inspire Disney fanatics of all ages.

Leave the real world behind and let Miss Disney transport you to infinity and beyond on a magical singalong adventure. Full of imagination where you can wish upon a star, be part of her world and make dreams that you wish come true, with a hint of diva and sass.

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

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

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

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

1:15pm to 2:15pm
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
Hamlet? Bloody Bawdy Villains

“In this production of Hamlet I’m going to play Hamlet and I’m going to do all the soliloquies and it will be really good.” –Damien Warren Smith, Artistic Director of Artistry & Direction.

'Hamlet?' is a surreal and smart romp through the mad Dane’s mind, in which three idiots, their spirits with divine ambition puffed, battle for the love of the audience. Who will play Hamlet? Who is the most important character in the play? What a piece of work is a man?! And, will it ever start? An explosive revelation of aspects of Hamlet you never knew existed.

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

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

The world’s oldest electric railway.

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

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

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

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

***** (FringeReview)

2:00pm to 3:00pm
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)

2:00pm to 4:30pm
Kids Disco: My Mini Disco My Mini Disco

7 May: Guest DJ Krafty Kuts
'Intergalactic Space and Star Wars' fancy dress (0-10yrs)

28 May: Guest DJ Russ Cuban (Cuban Brothers fame)
‘Gangsters and Hippies’ fancy dress (0-10yrs)

Expect giant balloons, bubbles, hula-hoop show, parachutes, prizes

Brighton’s no.1 family-friendly club with 'cool music for cool kids', giant balloons, bubbles, hula-hoop show, parachutes, prizes and more.Superstar DJs join JUSTIN ‘SOUL OF MAN’ RUSHMORE (Finger Lickin’) performing from the super-sized ghetto blaster. Playing party mashups, bootlegs of funk, disco, hip hop and rave faves.

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

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

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

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

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Atalanta Who Ran Like the Wind S Lloyd-Winder

A girl who runs like the wind and a boy who dreams of fighting dragons. This is a collection of magical stories that will take you from classical myths to traditional stories about the Scottish Isles. As you talk, one word leads to another and, if you are not careful, you find a story has been made. There is something so essential and comforting about sitting down and being told a story. Storytelling is as old as the human race. It is the library, the store cupboard of our oldest memories, knowledge, understanding and explanation. Come and join the adventure.

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 3:30pm
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 3:30pm
Runny For Money Angela Yeoh

3 stars Runny for Money: a weird name for an off-beat, shaky, but funny and rewarding show. A one-woman character piece from journalist-turned-actor Angela Yeoh, it takes the form of a seminar hosted by a "famous" Chinese businesswoman called Manyi – who appears on stage resplendent in fur coat, the very image of nouveau-riche consumerism. There's plenty of audience participation and a few economic lessons, as Manyi lurches from lecture to games to live-streamed TV show. Read the full review.

Like money? You'll love this show. Self-­professed business guru Manyi visits from China to share top insights for a prosperous and powerful life. Come laugh, play, ponder and power up!

“Angela Yeoh is a powerhouse of charm and sensitivity... mesmerizing and amazingly clever... highly recommended to lift your spirits" **** (Adelaide Theatre Guide).

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

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

The world’s oldest electric railway.

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

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

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

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

***** (FringeReview)

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

4 stars Let's get one thing straight to begin with: this comic canter through The War Of The Worlds has nothing to do with Jeff Wayne. There's music, yes, performed live on stage, and a nod or two to lines of dialogue made famous by the iconic rock-opera. But this is actually a surprisingly faithful treatment of HG Wells' original novel, in a show which balances high-spirited playfulness with a sincere and often sensitive story. Read the full review.

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 3:20pm
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 3:50pm
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.

2:45pm to 3:35pm
Mother Goose Petite Pantos

A family pantomime that looks at the world today and encourages the audience to consider how we can all help improve it.

Vanity has just been elected President of Pantoland and is on a mission to make it great again, by whatever foul means possible; but standing between him and glory is Mother Goose. Will she succumb to his wicked ways or will she come to her senses and save humanity?

'Mother Goose' is a traditional panto for a modern age, with lots of laughs, booing, hissing and an LGBTQ inspired soundtrack; featuring some of the UK's brightest pantomime talent. Why wait until Christmas?

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 5:00pm
WARMTH Pop-up Sauna WARMTH BRIGHTON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3:00pm 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
Suhde Company Kate and Pasi

Relationships are subject of Kate and Pasi's superbly skilled acrobatic show. How can a 50kg woman win a 100kg man? And what kind of a relationship is there between such an unlikely duo when the two encounter each other? Who is leading and who is following? How do they influence each other?

Amazing Finnish acrobatic duo Kate and Pasi literally juggle each other in this show about love and relationships. Expect heart-stopping acrobatics, sensitivity and lots of self-irony in this endearing portrait. Suitable for family audiences and a perfect Bank Holiday treat.

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

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

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

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

Plus optional 30 minute Q&A.

3:30pm 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 4:30pm
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.

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

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

The world’s oldest electric railway.

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

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

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

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

***** (FringeReview)

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

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

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

3:45pm to 4:30pm
Zahra: Warrior Not Princess Zahra Barri

Zahra has never stood in front of a mirror and taken a selfie. She's more likely to stand in front of the mirror and ask herself to make a change. From Kim Kardashian's career to Kim Jong Un's Korea, the world is a constant mix of war and priss, and Zahra really wants to be a warrior not a princess.

After all Mohammed Ali, arguably the greatest warrior in the world, said: "My way of joking is to tell the truth, that's the funniest joke in the world".

As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 2 and Talk Radio

"Terrific" (Venue Magazine)

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

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

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

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

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

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

I know very little about Meadow by Meadow, a one-woman comedy cabaret which follows a self-described "ultra-feminine, ultra-sassy" woman on a journey of self-discovery. But it deserves attention because of what performer Hannah Moss has done before. Her previous show So It Goes was a five-star highlight of the Fringe in 2014 – a near-silent, physical, visual exploration of teenage grief. This production sounds very different, but shares the themes of coming to understand yourself in the face of life's hard knocks.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3 stars It's a staple concept for a Fringe parody. A group of self-important thespians stage a Very Important Play – which promptly descends into comedic farce, as their all-too-evident shortcomings are revealed. In this new show, comic duo Willis and Vere run with this basic idea as far as they can possibly carry it, aiming to subvert the most serious story imaginable with the most farcical events they can. Read the full review.

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 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5:00pm to 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 5:50pm
Paul Wade: Mortal (Work in Progress) Paul Wade

Do you struggle to fit in in an ever-changing world? Does the speed of change make you feel old before your time? Then you know how Paul feels. Join him as he exposes his thoughts, fears and vulnerabilities and makes everyone feel a bit better about just being themselves.

"One of the most promising new comedians around" (The Herts and Essex Observer)

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 6:15pm
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.

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 6:25pm
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.

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

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

Sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!

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

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

Tickets available at door if headphones available.

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

Warning: cheeks may hurt from smiling!

6:00pm to 6:55pm
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
There Was a Ship Brian Mander

A performance within a sculptural installation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by the artist Brian Mander. The sculpture can be viewed independently during regular opening times (Monday - Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-4:30pm).

This project is supported by a Brighton Lions bursary.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Antling Pepper Productions

What happens when a forty something single woman rediscovers her childhood crush on an 80s pop icon? A liberation from pissed-off boredom and an awakening of sexual fantasies. Sometimes fierce, sometimes sad but all encased with a feisty sense of humour.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
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)

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

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

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

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

6:00pm to 7:00pm
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 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

6:15pm 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
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.

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

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

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

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

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

"Very funny magicians" (Paul Zenon)

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

6:30pm to 7:40pm
Dee Myself and I Women in Black Productions and Skyers Productions

5 stars Dee, Myself and I is about a young woman called Thea, and her alter ego. “Today is going to be a good day,” she tells herself – but is it a good day? What does Thea do on a bad day? What do you do? Skyers Productions' play is the best exploration of depression I have yet seen, book-ended by lyrical narration and staged as a battle between good and evil. Read the full review.

Exciting new play exploring mental health and depression, by Women in Black Productions and Skyers Productions. Directed by Stephanie Fynn, winner of ‘Best of The Fest’ Winners at The International Youth Arts Festival 2017.

'Dee, Myself and I' tells the story of Thea, a young woman who is struggling to cope with everyday life... enter Dee. Thea’s internal battle is played out before the audience as Dee tries to infiltrate every aspect of who she is. Exploring the often taboo subjects of mental illness and depression, this play unapologetically tackles these issues in an all too real way.
 

6:30pm to 8:00pm
After Mosh Pit

4 stars After is very much a theatrical experiment, with not one but two unusual cards to play. First of all, the 20-minute script is performed twice, once with two female actors and then with two male ones. And secondly, each of the pairings is made up of a real-world family – one a mother and daughter, the other a father and son. Read the full review.

A tale of power, parenthood and a rabbit. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where history is lost, this short play is performed twice per show by a mother, Syreeta Kumar (Notes on a Scandal, The Infidel, The Buddha of Suburbia) and her daughter Echo, and by a father, Tom Dussek (Glengarry Glen Ross, Doing What it Says on the Tin, the voice of Gorilla Glue) and his son Dan. Each version of the play has been developed separately by directors Dodger Phillips and Rikki Tarascas .

Written by Craig Jordan-Baker (Beowulf, Tommy O'Quire).

'After' explores what we pass on to our kids; whether they want it or not.

6:45pm to 7:45pm
Lovecraft's Monsters David Crawford

David Crawford is no stranger to the Brighton Fringe, with his literary homage Poe's Last Night earning 4* from us last year. A consummate performer, he brought familiar tales and poems chillingly to the stage, using parallels to Edgar Allen Poe's real life to guide us through the complexities of his work. This time, he's turning his attention to another iconic horror writer; extracts from some of Lovecraft's stories will be interspersed with a portrayal of the author's own inner demons. Hopefully, he'll deliver the same combination of faithfulness and insight we praised in 2017.

Watch horror writer H. P. Lovecraft battle his unrelenting demons and shape them into brilliant weird fiction.

Featuring Lovecraft's masterpieces 'Shadow Over Innsmouth', 'Night Gaunts' and more, performed by American actor David Crawford of 'Dawn of the Dead'.

7:00pm to 7:50pm
Mixed Race White Bloke Francis Foster

Francis Foster is a unique man who hails from Caracas and Wigan via South London. This show will explore race, cultural identity, and top level banter.

Francis also came third in the New Act Of The Year Awards, and supported Eddie Izzard on tour.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Fraser Geesin Is A Lot Of Help (WIP) Fraser Geesin

Fraser hates writing blurbs. Let’s say this work-in-progress show improves lives and saves the world or something.

“Invigorates an audience without being so anarchic that they fear for their safety... strong performance backed with some solid writing.” (Chortle)

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Queer Homo Juuso Kekkonen

Queer Homo is an award-winning stand-up show about a straight guy who fell in love with another man. Juuso Kekkonen’s autobiographical tale about polyamory, BDSM and finding happiness has delighted thousands of people since its premiere in 2012, and now it’s finally the UK’s turn.

Ranging from teenage traumas to transgender issues, and from gorilla sex to the depths of the human mind, Kekkonen’s show takes the audience on a mind-bending trip from the Big Bang all the way to the end of the universe.

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

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure The Make 'Em Up's

4 stars From the first moment of this improvised show, you sense the presence of dear old Enid Blyton. All of the actors are dressed in suitable adventure attire – knee-length shorts, long white socks and smart tank tops. Oh, and the audience are all of a certain age! Jonah Fazel bounces onto the stage, larger than life, and introduces the clever way the performance will unfold. There are two large dice with suggestions from the audience attached. Once rolled onto the stage, they are used as material for the story. Read the full review.

The picnic hamper’s packed, so cast yourself back to the 1940s when you could delight in lashings of ginger beer, a mouth full of tongue sandwich or get your lips round a nice spotted dick! In this riotous improvised spoof of the nation's most beloved author, the all-star cast spin an entirely new adventure for grown-ups using audience suggestions and inspiration from the Blyton classics! Featuring an Eton mess of all-star comedians from across the Fringe.

"Delightfully silly" **** (ThreeWeeks)
"They're phenomenal" **** (remotegoat)
"Pick of the Fringe" (Daily Record)

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 9:30pm
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.

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 7:55pm
Good Kids: Blank Canvas Good Kids

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

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

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

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

"A really fab sketch show" (Joe Lycett)

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Larry Dean: Work in Progress Chambers Touring Ltd

An hour of new material by award-winning comedian and 'Live at the Apollo' star, Larry Dean. Enjoy "confessional storytelling at its finest" (The Herald) from one of UK comedy’s brightest talents.

"Unexpected and excellent" **** (The Sunday Times)

"Has the easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate too" (The Guardian)

"Superb timing... deserves much success" **** (The Daily Mirror)

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Nathan Willcock: Holland, 1980 Nathan Willcock

Great comedy guy Nathan Willcock presents what promises to be a work-in-progress show. In this show, he will try and recreate the 1980 Eurovison Song Contest in its entirety, on his own. That's the premise for this show. Really.

Nathan was 'Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Runner-Up' in 2013. He is also a member of 'Consignia', the chaps who were crowned 'Alternative Comedians of the Year 2016'.

"Slick and Silly" (Chortle)

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
Michael Fabbri: Dessert Warrior Michael Fabbri

Mr Fabbri, Star of Radio 4’s Dyslexicon, has graced the global comedy circuit for many years and is back in Brighton... well he lives in Brighton, but he's also back with a new stand-up show. Do come.

“An absolutely superb circuit headliner" (London Is Funny)

"Exceptionally funny, extremely sharp, hugely enjoyable” (The Scotsman)

"Startlingly insightful” (The Guardian)

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)

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

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

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

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

7:45pm 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)

7:45pm to 9:00pm
Choirology! The Dulcetones

Two of Brighton’s most vibrant and exciting choirs - The Dulcetones and Brighton Swing Choir - join forces in a celebration of the magical power of singing. Let your ears feast on beautiful harmonies, fill your heart with good vibrations.

Music has a powerful effect on the body, never more so than when you sing... It bonds and binds us together and blasts away our life cobwebs.

With original arrangements of classic tunes and unusual treats, from swing to rave, soul to rock n roll, we'll get your toes tapping and your ears zinging!

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 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
Tits in Space LoveHart Productions

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

8:00pm to 10:00pm
Love in 'The Harbour' by Eddie Alford The Harbour Theatre Company

Popular among Brighton’s Irish diaspora, The Harbour Theatre Company have had both hits and misses at recent Fringes. This year’s show sounds promising, though: commemorating the centenary of the Royal Air Force, it traces a love story between a Catholic Republican’s daughter and a WW1 air ace, with action shuttling between Shannon Harbour and the front-line in France. It's a substantial show in Fringe terms, clocking in at two hours long, and hopefully it’ll have the same sense of likeable nostalgia which earned the company an Argus Angel back in 2011.

A love story set in World War I follows the lives of three Irish air aces of the Royal Flying Corps against the background of great upheaval and change. With dark humour and raw emotion, the fast-paced action-drama moves between Ireland and front-line France, with music and lyrics composed by Danielle Morgan and John Merrigan. At the centenary of the end of the Great War and the formation of the RAF, the play reminds us of the personal stories behind conflict that still endures today.

8:00pm to 10:25pm
USA 1982: We Stood Like Kings plays Koyaanisqatsi Komedia Ltd

At the crossroads between Chopin, Pink Floyd and Explosions In The Sky, We Stood Like Kings plays instrumental progressive rock tinted with neoclassical influences thanks to the central presence of the piano. The Brussels-based band will perform their new project, USA 1982, intended as an alternative soundtrack for the American cult movie Koyaanisqatsi directed by Godfrey Reggio.

A musical reinterpretation of a movie world-famous for its original score by Philip Glass, it embodies the musical maturity of a band which has devoted itself to the accompaniment of masterworks of silent cinema.

8:20pm to 9:10pm
Miss Universe Shivani Thussu

‘Miss Universe’ is ludicrous, graceful and confidently beautiful character comedy from Shivani Thussu. This year’s Miss Universe contestants form a patchwork quilt of offbeat characters - from social humanoid robot Sophia, to jealous Saudi princess Saphia, with many extreme personalities in between.
Who will win?

This is not just Miss World or Miss Earth.

This is Miss Universe.

BBC Comedy Award finalist 2017 (Felix Dexter Bursary)

"One to Watch" (Funny Women Awards 2017)

As seen on BBC3’s 'Quickies'

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

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

Perfect for entertainment or revision. Simply Red!

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

Dead sparrows not included. Mass participation expected

8:30pm to 9:30pm
Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead Gag Reflex Ltd

The multi award-winning Edinburgh Fringe cult hit is back. Rev up the Delta and come on a trip to a cabin in the Tennessee backwoods via Graceland, to witness: cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley. Every now and then an idea strikes that seems extremely absurd and yet at the same time bizarrely fitting.

This loving tribute concert to the sequel to the ultimate in gruelling terror... and the King of Rock‘n’Roll is such an idea. Brilliantly executed.

“Twisted Genius” **** (Sunday Times)
“Very funny” ***** (Beyond The Joke)
“Genius” **** (Fest)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:45pm to 9:35pm
Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely A Rush of Laughter

'Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely' is the dumbest game show ever to grace the stage on God's green earth. There will be snorkels, pirate costumes, drawings of donkeys and a glamorous assistant called Stuart.

Stephanie Laing and Paul Duncan McGarrity bring you a silly hour of silliness, with zero artistic merit, but a shockingly high volume of Maltesers. This is an interactive show, so be prepared to get involved with some jousting, guess which donkey done a murder, and probably drown in the underwater round. Also, there is a big wheel with the rounds on it that Paul made, hence the name.

8:45pm to 9:45pm
The Crapp Family The Crapp Family

The kind of family that goes the extra mile because the brakes are cut and daddy don’t like the UK speed limit. The kind who go against the grain, trust your heart and not your brain.

The Crapp family who won’t start a dog fight but won’t stop one. A non-linear, nuclear family with sweaty fingers all on the buttons. So come on in, grab a glass of something and take your f****** shoes off, it's new carpet.

Don’t ever apologise for how you feel and don’t ever be afraid to question what you’ve just read.

Three acts. Three shows. One hour.

"Sexy and terrifying"
"Still giving me nightmares"

9:00pm to 12:00am
Sell Your Soul Mosh Pit

The perfect end to the bank holiday weekend - first a kicking soul gig, then relax with a drink as the weird and wonderful unfolds before you.

Let your soul soar and swing as you dance to a two-hour set of Motown, Stax and Atlantic records' greatest tunes from one of the UK's finest 10-piece, soul-revue bands, the mighty SoulFish.

Then, from 11pm, let yourself wind down as Faust tries to wrestle his soul from the devil. A mash-up of the classical and the modern, performed by Seth Morgan and directed by Rikki Tarascas, this weird offering tempts our souls all the way till midnight.

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
Dark Side of the Mime Teatteri Takomo

'Dark Side of the Mime' explores the grotesque like nothing else. It mixes together clowning with classic pantomime, porn, splatter, and violence. In its core lies the foundation of our common culture and it’s taboos – we simultaneously gasp with horror and tremor with laughter because we all know we’re seeing the same things, even though the images are conjured up using only gestures. This is possible since we all have a dark side and Dark Side of the Mime exposes this darkness in a very raw, unhinged, and hilarious way. A clown-splatter-porn-mime-show!

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

9:00pm to 10:45pm
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!

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

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

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

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

9:30pm to 10:30pm
The Ealing Inheritance Button Pressed Productions

A ripe, fetid comedy, where no one is who they claim, where everyone has a terrible secret and where the past haunts the present. Inspired by such films as 'The Ladykillers' and 'Kind Hearts and Coronets'.

"Violently exaggerated, theatrical to the point of absurdity and enormous fun" **** (The Argus)

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Lolo Brow: Attention Seeker The Producers UK

Lolo Brow, neo-burlesque artist, seeks your attention!

The Awarding Winning Drag Queen and Lizard Lady, invites you to hang shame at the door and indulge in your inner attention seeker.

A brand new show derived from her infamous burlesque shuffle, playing with concepts of audience voyeurism, quick thinking and plain dumb luck, Lolo “Bonkers” Brow is a multi-skilled international feminist clown who loves nothing more than to lower the tone of any evening. It will be unlike any other night.

“Amazing comic timing and expressions, all whilst looking like the hungover bride of Batman’s Joker” (London Theatre)

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!

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.

10:00pm to 11:00pm
65, a Nun and a Frog Gerry Carroll

This is a solo show about male nuns and being 65. Because sometimes Grandad knows best. Think about looking forward 65 years back in 1952, what's better now than it was then? Bringing his second show to Brighton, Gerry says, "I spent 60 years scared that they would laugh at me. Now I'm terrified that they won't. I've been doing stand-up and clown for four years, and I'm doing a mad show about myself".

It's an original and hilarious take on life, told in clown, stand-up and song. Gerry performs regularly on the open-mic circuit in London, and in clown shows. There are some bad jokes.

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)

10:15pm to 11:15pm
Rory Jones: Return of the Wizword Rory Jones

From the questionable mind of Rory Jones (All-Ireland Poetry Slam Champion 2015) comes a debut show of galactic proportions.

Combining spoken word, comedy, music and a positively brazen disregard for convention, 'Return of the Wizword' is poetry Jim, but not as we know it. Expect a turbo-charged poetic adventure of wit and wonder in a quest for the elusive, legendary Wizword.

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