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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.

10:30am to 12:30pm
Rural Touring in the UK National Rural Touring Forum

How does rural touring work? How can you take part? Gain insights on the benefits and opportunities in professional rural touring. Meet and hear from performing companies who have experienced it, producers and regional promoters. Come discuss ideas, thoughts and plans with touring scheme leaders from England, Scotland and Wales. This is a chance for companies, artists and producers to network and discuss their work and potentially tour the UK.

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

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

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

- Vegetarian Brighton Tour
- Great Sussex/British Food Tour

11:00am to 2:00pm
The V.I.B. (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour Brighton Food Tours

Join the award-winning V.I.B Food Tour to get down and dirty with a selection of Brighton’s best independent food producers and street-food vendors.

Hear the stories, passions and politics behind their food and, best of all, try some tasty samples...

Ticket price includes approx. 7 stops and tasters. Specific dietary requirements can be catered for but must be requested at least 7 days in advance by email to: hello@brightonfoodtours.com.

Recommended by The Independent, Great British Food Magazine and Metro.

11:30am to 12:45pm
Dancing with The Star! Movin' with Melvin! Movin' Melvin Brown

An interactive tap dance and workout workshop, fun for all ages and levels. Before you can think, he has you tappin’ away! Melvin takes participants through a low-impact, high-energy fun workout, teaching how to tap to music and workout at the same time.

Melvin says, “If you can walk, you can tap!”

“Watching Melvin tap is a joy to behold” (West Australian).
“Light on his feet, Melvin’s upbeat persona delights his audience" **** (Broadway Baby).

12:10pm to 1:00pm
Janet HelenandJohn

When a sturdy jug of water and a delicate bag of flour love each other very much, what will emerge from their union? A baby made of bread-dough, obviously. Janet wins points for sheer chutzpah – it's puppetry crossed with a cooking show – but also for its insightful social commentary, particularly around the weight of parental expectation. With characters conjured from humdrum kitchenware, it's clever, unexpected, and wonderfully bizarre; a truly Bold Choice to open your ledger this May.

A deliciously naughty, surreal show which show follows the life of a young woman, Janet, from conception to tragic-comic end. Janet (1.5kg of uncooked bread dough) is a loveable anti-hero who refuses to go to the oven despite all attempts by her family (premium French flour and water) and the demonstration chef. Along the way she has disastrous amorous encounters with a rolling pin called Derek and a terrifying nightmare with a Bloomer.

A very human story told by objects with a dark comic edge.

Demonstration Chef: Helen Ainsworth Director: John Mowat

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

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

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

1:10pm to 2:20pm
Seven Ages of Mam Pauline O’Driscoll Productions

A funny and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s famous soliloquy, from Mam’s point of view!

This hilarious, bittersweet show will take you on a journey through the highs and lows of motherhood, from giving birth and gaining the title of Mam, through the ensuing seven ages of Mam’s life.

Has motherhood changed across the generations? Do all parents dread homework? Do cabbage leaves work? How do we keep our own identity while being responsible for shaping the identities of our children?

Written by Mark Evans with contributions from Pauline O’Driscoll.
Performed by Pauline O’Driscoll.

1:30pm to 2:25pm
Individual Medley Katrina Quinn

Q. What happens when you move a 12-year-old from Basingstoke to Zambia?
A. She swims.

Katrina returns to Brighton Fringe with her mesmerising coming-of-age memoir. Spoken word meets swimming lessons and some early '00s R&B in a tale about learning to fit into your skin.

"Thoroughly absorbing" (The Cornishman)
"Perfect poetic style" (The F-Word)
"Her physical choreography is stunning. The whole piece is half dance, half body-as-cursive-script" (Kirsten, Apples & Snakes)
"Quinn carries you with her every step of the way with a tale that is touching and comic in turns" (Swindon Advertiser)

1:40pm to 2:40pm
Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life Quivering Dendrites

What do evil tomatoes, heroic banjos and a recovering executive have in common? Former executive Keith Alessi reinvents himself as a writer-performer and banjo enthusiast to tell us about a boy’s life, and man’s meteoric rise to business fame, and the shocking event that slammed on the brakes. Engaging and uplifting, Alessi encourages us to pursue our passions. Audiences are enamoured with this unique show, a true story told with humor, warmth music and banjos!

“Important, funny, beautiful and deeply affecting” (Vancouver Presents)

1:45pm to 2:45pm
Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Iris Prize

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

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

2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geoffrey Mead's Clifton and Montpelier Tour Geoffrey Mead

Brighton’s the only Fringe we know with a “Tours” section in its programme, and it's fun to take the chance to explore the city’s promenades and alleyways. For a gimmick-free walkabout and a focus on unembellished history, look no further than Geoffrey Mead – whose encyclopaedic knowledge of Brighton’s past is matched by an eye for approachable human stories. He has two tours in this year’s programme; this one investigates the peaceful Victorian terraces spreading north-west from the Rialto.

Close to the city centre lies the Victorian suburb of Clifton Hill and Montpelier; a quiet, architecturally-interesting community with its own geological, geographical and social history background. This tour looks at building materials and styles, occupations past and present, viewed on a stroll through this fascinating locale.

2:00pm to 7:00pm
Operation Annunaki (Save Caroline Lucas from Illuminati Lizard Sacrifice) Cosmic Joke / Sweet Productions

Save Caroline Lucas from Illuminati Lizard sacrifice! Conspiracy theorists have been raging about ancient alien lizards for decades. Are you so sure they're wrong? Brighton is the home of the Wizards Against Lizards resistance. Only Brighton can stop the takeover. Join the resistance!

Follow clues through North Laine, avoid detection and collect the tools you need to save Caroline, Brighton, and the planet. This reality-bending, multi-dimensional live game/performance is a very limited experience, for only 4 teams per day, requiring use of WhatsApp and your thorough, active participation.

2:15pm to 3:15pm
Conflict of Interest Mirth of Forth Productions

When stand-up comedian Richard Pulsford decided to research his family tree, he uncovered some seriously interesting stories of ordinary people caught up in World War 1 - on BOTH sides.

Richard tells the stories he uncovered of two of his serving relatives who both died in 1918, and the journeys which ultimately took him on a pilgrimage to visit the grave of his great-uncle in France on the 100th anniversary of his death last October.

2:30pm to 3:25pm
Death of a Hunter And Tomorrow Theatre Company

4 stars The hunter of the title is Ernest Hemingway, the American author who’s celebrated for his larger-than-life exploits as much as he is for his novels. As a journalist, he was famously in the thick of the Spanish Civil War, while as an 18-year-old he was injured on the front line of World War I. He lived in Paris, in Florida, and controversially in Cuba; he was fascinated by bullfighting, and by hunting and fishing too. But now we find Hemingway at home, surrounded by props calling out the elements of his public persona. There’s a tiger’s head, a typewriter… and a gun. Read the full review.

Unable to write anymore, Ernest Hemingway fights his last and loneliest battle as he tries to find the courage to commit suicide. He confronts his demons, questions old certainties and comes face to face with the ghosts of his past.

Clinically, precisely, harrowingly and in real time, radical German playwright Rolf Hochhuth explores the final hour in the life of an American icon.

'Death of a Hunter' received its U.K. premiere at the Finborough Theatre in April 2018.

“A detailed and complex portrait of a tortured genius ... Dehn is transfixing as Hemingway” **** (The Upcoming)

3:00pm to 9:00pm
InterACT The Spire

InterACT is the annual celebration of new work created by, and featuring, final-year theatre students at the University of Chichester. The afternoon/evening will include physical theatre, solo performance, multimedia creations, dance and more. This collection of artists presents innovative and inspiring new performance, installations and texts, all reflective of the world we are facing today. Join us to celebrate these new voices, and to get a first look at the theatre makers of tomorrow.

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

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

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

- Vegetarian Brighton Tour
- Great Sussex/British Food Tour

3:00pm to 4:00pm
David McIver: Teleport David McIver

Come! Escape into the Kingdoms of Ashgorn, where you can level up, complete quests, defeat monsters and watch a very cheeky young man doing some really stupid character comedy. That’s right my friends, it’s another big old laugh-fest from David McIver; all about escapism, loneliness and role playing games.
"Had his audience in fits of laughter" ***** (London Theatre).
"Uniquely inventive in its approach to comedy" ****½ (Short Com).
**** (Broadway Baby).
**** (Fringe Guru).
**** (Mumble Comedy).
**** (Edinburgh Culture Review).
Appearances on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 Extra, BBC Three and iPlayer.

3:15pm to 4:10pm
Gethin Alderman is: SUBLIME (Work-In-Progress) Gethin Alderman

Gethin Alderman loves Limes. So much so that he's written a show all about them. Join him for his debut hour - a silly and playful 55 minutes where he celebrates everyone's favourite citrus fruit. A joyful hour of clown and character comedy that leaves all seriousness at the door.
"Cleverly written...excellently crafted" ***** (Bunbury Magazine).
“A boundlessly energetic presence” (WalesOnline).
“Impeccable comic timing” (Thinkbox/Campaign Magazine).

3:30pm to 4:30pm
My Home at the Intersection Abhishek Thapar

An intimate and charming performance taking us back to the conflict in the Indian province of Punjab. A little boy dresses up as a local superhero. A family loses their home. Personal memories of three generations collide with the many official versions of a fragment of history. The past comes to life through video, stories and the flavours he has brought with him from the kitchen of his grandfather.

3:45pm to 4:40pm
Bad Aunts Untoward Productions

Join 'Bad Aunts' Maria, Jo, and Donna, three women on the wrong side of forty (or so they’re told), for their sitcom chat show, subverting the Saturday night staple.

Friends and neighbours from all walks of life drop in to offload their agonies. And the Aunts have plenty of their own. Jo is trying to get back into work after a hiatus. Donna is trying desperately to write The Play of Our Time, and Maria just wants some time alone with her vibrating toothbrush.

Crossing Graham Norton with 'Ab Fab', 'Bad Aunts' celebrates all the sunshine and sh*t of what community means today.

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

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

4:00pm to 4:50pm
Luke Rollason's Infinite Content (Work in Progress) Bright Buoy Productions

Switch on your phones and switch off your brains as Luke Rollason puts his mind on a spin cycle for your instant gratification. Welcome to 'Infinite Content', an endless stream of sponsored content from the "entertaining" (Chortle) and "entertaining" (Ed Fest Mag) and "entertaining" (One4Review) Luke Rollason.

Watch physical comedy collide with The Cloud in a slapstick 'Black Mirror' that's guaranteed to make us all mutual friends. Unlimited calls and texts and time and space and hope, and everybody wins an iPad.

Previous work:
***** (Ed Fest Mag).

4:00pm to 4:30pm
Thanyia Moore: Bully (Work in Progress) Hannah Layton Management

Was Thanyia Moore bullied? Or was she the bully? Join the Funny Women Award Winner 2018 as she seeks to find the answer in this hilarious account of her childhood.

4:30pm to 5:20pm
Janet HelenandJohn

4 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2018 When a sturdy jug of water and a delicate bag of flour love each other very much, what will emerge from their union? A baby made of bread-dough, obviously. It sounds a ludicrous premise for a show, but puppeteer Helen Ainsworth turns the jocular set-up into a telling parable for our times – tackling a series of important contemporary issues, with plenty of physical humour yet with emotional sensitivity, too. Read the full review.

A deliciously naughty, surreal show which show follows the life of a young woman, Janet, from conception to tragic-comic end. Janet (1.5kg of uncooked bread dough) is a loveable anti-hero who refuses to go to the oven despite all attempts by her family (premium French flour and water) and the demonstration chef. Along the way she has disastrous amorous encounters with a rolling pin called Derek and a terrifying nightmare with a Bloomer.

A very human story told by objects with a dark comic edge.

Demonstration Chef: Helen Ainsworth
Director: John Mowat

4:30pm to 5:25pm
Sunshine Stickyback Theatre

The inexplicable friendship of Mr Sea and Mr Sand.

All Mr Sand wanted to do was relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of the sea air on his skin and the sunshine on his face. What he didn't know, was that he would soon have to share the beach with someone else. Let's just say, Mr Sand's day was about to be turned upside down and inside out. Caught up in the whirlpool of Mr Sea's chaos, Mr Sand does everything he can to get a bit of peace and quiet.

This interactive clowning spectacle is fun for all the family. Join in and enjoy this small adventure with a huge heart.

4:30pm to 5:25pm
How Disabled Are You? The Queer Historian

Tommy asks three disabled people, who claim benefits, with no performance background to take the stage and read a script for the first time in front of you, the live audience. What happens when disabled people are stripped of their voice and confronted with opinions filled with pent up aggression, violence and The Daily Mail? This is a show that explores real attitudes towards those who claim benefits, who drink out of Sports Direct mugs and have disabilities that aren’t always visible to the eye. “It’s important that voices and stories such as Tommy’s are heard in theatre” (A Younger Theatre)

4:40pm to 5:40pm
HoneyBee Eleanor Dillon-Reams

With physical theatre, stand-up, spoken word and a thumping soundtrack, 'HoneyBee' is the frank and unflinchingly hilarious story of Kate, a sequin-wearing twenty-something who thought she’d have it all sorted out by now.

Having had her world turned upside down at a festival, Kate gives brutally honest accounts of her life challenging the female stereotype, flipping the bird to the patriarchy, and finding her place in the world.

'Honeybee' is Eleanor Dillon-Reams’ debut solo show.

"Powerfully relatable, moving, funny, and really hit home. An incredible, brave debut play” (Audience comment)

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

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

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

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

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

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Scattering Salt Jake the Dog

4 stars Scattering Salt is the story of two lovers, affectionately known to each other as Horse and Cart. Horse is here, with us in the room, an abandoned tiled chamber below Brighton Town Hall; Cart is somewhere else. But her essence is present, captured on video… and she’s reaching out to us through a mirror, which walks and talks and is played by a woman in a reflective dress. Read the full review.

Year after year, some of the Fringe's most memorable shows have been found in the historic police cells underneath Brighton's Town Hall. The characterful setting lends an extra frisson to any show, and Scattering Salt is primed to exploit it: we're promised a hallucinatory rite, a poetic dance party... and a mermaid song. We don't know quite what to expect, but it sounds intriguing and memorable; a classic Bold Choice to open your ledger this May.

''Scattering Salt' is a performance and ritual, a ghost story and an installation.

It's the story of two separated souls, one who left too early, and one who is always late. There are mirrors, mermaids, dance breaks and haunting. Created for an underground space that's close to the sea, the show is set in the Police Cells Museum, creating the perfect ambience for spectators looking for a deeply reflective and immersive theatrical experience.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
The Secret Comedy Club: Fringe Comedy Hub Artista

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

5:00pm to 6:00pm
George Sawyer: True. Mostly. Sawyersaurus Ltd.

A bunch of stories that may or may not have happened to me or to anyone. Don’t believe everything you hear, except everything in this show. Expect tall tales, jokes, sketchy bits and some rapping. Dad rapping.

5:00pm to 6:30pm
Geoffrey Mead's London Road Tour Geoffrey Mead

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

5:10pm to 6:10pm
Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out! Scarlet Cherub

Nigel Osner brings back his entertaining show. He casts a quizzical eye over life’s challenges for those just that little bit older. Going out, love, holidays - even the gym! He tells his stories in a series of original songs and stories by male and female characters.

"Osner’s characterisations are well drawn and excellently performed. The writing is clever with plenty of wit and humour" **** (Musical Theatre Review)
“Nigel is an excellent writer, and in each of the short scenes, he manages to bring real life to the character and the situation they find themselves in.” **** (LondonTheatre1)

5:30pm to 6:25pm
Bummer and Lazarus Big Egg Theatre

An absurd comedy that blends slapstick, nonsense and existentialism. This is the tale of two inseparable friends, renowned killers, and the most welcome faces on the streets of California.

Bummer is an old and wise curmudgeon, a battle hero in his younger years. Lazarus is young and desperate, an empty brain ready to be filled. Under the careful tutelage of his best friend, Lazarus will learn everything, from physiology to ontology, fact to fiction, life to death. The pair are trapped and are beginning to starve. If they don’t escape soon, they will surely die. Also, they are both dogs.

5:40pm to 6:25pm
The Acquaintances Laura McMahon

Three people who don’t really know each other have come together for a one-hour show of stand-up and musical comedy. Jamie Finn, Erynn Tett (Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist 2018), and Laura McMahon (Get Up Stand Up New Act of the Year finalist 2018).

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Samantha Pressdee: Covered Love Muffin Productions

The only thing batshit crazier than Sammie was the welfare state supposed to be helping her! Getting your needs met in austerity Britain is like a game of Russian roulette. Will she beat the system? Work in progress.

"Excellent storytelling and very funny" **** (One4Review)
"A fascinating insight into a world many people only glimpse and may just fire up your social conscience" (Chortle)
"Startlingly honest" **** (Bunbury Magazine)
"A socio-political and cultural butterfly" **** (Mumble Comedy)
"Free-thinking, hard-hitting and anarchic, but delivered with a twinkle in the eye" (Fringepig)

6:00pm to 7:30pm
Horatio's Bar Cocktail Masterclass Brighton Palace Pier

Horatio’s Bar is offering up cocktail masterclasses! You will be invited behind the bar to mix 3 cocktails of your choosing with support from our experienced bartenders. From the stirred down Negroni to the ever-popular Mojito, we can cater to a wide range of classic and contemporary drinks. Pizza and other snacks will be provided throughout and the session ends with a friendly competition for some great prizes! All whilst enjoying sea views from the end of the iconic Brighton Palace Pier, see you at the bar!

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Risque! Timothy Coakley

Meet the strip club owner who can’t get the staff, the incompetent sex line operator, the lift attendant with a secret, the man who wants a bigger one, Desperate Denise, inappropriate behaviour, the girl who can’t stop, the wife who can’t believe her eyes, the doctor who gets a shock, and the swingers who want to try something new!

6:00pm to 11:00pm
Southwestsiide Takeover SouthWestsiide Takeover

Join us, SouthWestsiide, Brighton's finest all skool hip-hop party band at the Round Georges for our debut Brighton Fringe takeover! Teaming up to deliver an urban soundscape and new platform for local and exciting talent.

Showcasing local talent and promoting the party! Expect to see an eclectic mix of hip-hop, spoken word, reggae, country, blues and much more. A programme full of local talent and spontaneous acts we aim to bring the party to the fringe.

Something for everyone!

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Tom Brace: Brace Yourself (It's Magic Time!) Play People Productions

Fresh from his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run at the Pleasance Courtyard, Tom Brace brings a jam-packed hour of laughs and magic that you simply won't believe! Expect the unexpected in this mind-boggling variety show.

Suitable for the entire family with something for everyone, this brand new show promises to bamboozle the brain and fool even the sharpest of minds!

"Classic Magic tricks with youthful charm" (Edinburgh Guide)
“Hilarious ... joyfully daft ... if you want to catch a magic show this Fringe, then this should be it" (Sitting on the Fourth Wall)

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

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

Check out some special themed tours this year:

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

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

6:10pm to 7:10pm
HERSTORY Polly Clamorous Collective

'HERSTORY' chronicles the tales of some of the most enigmatic and misunderstood women throughout history. Get up close and personal as they name, shame and reclaim their stories in the books that have notoriously begrudged them of any space.

Travel through ages and cultures to meet popular and unknown women (from Lilith, Adam’s first wife who refused to ‘lie under him’, to Freddie Oversteegen, a teenager who resisted the Nazis with a bicycle and a pistol), as they sing their sullen and sultry songs.

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

It's a comedy Bonanza!

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

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

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

The perfect start to your Fringe night!

6:15pm to 7:00pm
The Vein, the Fingerprint Machine and the Automatic Speed Detector Politics in Drag

One rifle says to the other rifle; “I really wish they didn’t make me shoot her.” This show is brutal and tender, humorous and melancholic. It is a drag performance about Israeli soldiers, Palestinian police and European weapons designers.

“I don’t think my gun is smart enough; can get I get a smarter one?” In each scene, I’m a different object. Come learn about Palestine and learn about the technologies that define its contemporary occupation in an inviting, provocative and darkly humorous way.

6:15pm to 7:15pm
From The Cradle To The Bin A Ship of Fools Theatre Company

Strap in Brighton, A Ship of Fools are sailing back to the Warren.

That's right, your favourite mischief-makers are back and ready to take you on a hilarious, raucous and uncomfortable voyage aboard the leaky vessel of a broken care system.

Guaranteed to have you laughing out loud one minute and squirming in your seat the next, this brilliant bouffon clown comedy pulls no punches in its journey to the darkest side of the care system.

Welcome to Happy Valley Care Homes.
We care... so you don't have to.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Crusade (Work in Progress) Esther Manito

This Anglo-Arab mum ('So You Think You’re Funny' finalist and published author; 'Don't Panic, I’m Islamic') is raging at the endless feedback on what her identity should really be... from skinheads to Isis to that annoying mum, Linda! BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2018.

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

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

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Micky Overman: Presenting Miss Micky Overman (Work in Progress) Micky Overman

A brand spanking new hour from 2018 Chortle Best Newcomer nominee, Micky Overman. After years of packing up her life and moving Micky’s got a flat, a career, and a boyfriend she likes; she finally feels at home. But she’s actually Dutch, which is very foreign. Also, she's a potty mouth. Join her on her journey to becoming a proper member of British society, whilst staying true to/making a complete mockery of her own roots.

"A pin-sharp torrent of precision gags and delightfully silly one-liners" (The Observer).
"Positively throbbing with confidence in her comedy powers" (Chortle).

6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Secret Comedy Club: Fringe Comedy Hub Artista

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

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

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

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

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

6:40pm to 7:25pm
Ghosts by Ibsen (an Adaptation) In The Box Theatre

2 stars This adaptation of Ghosts is a strange little play - with the emphasis firmly on “little”. Billed at a compact 45 minutes, on the night I attended it clocked in at just 35, and only made that slender running-time with the aid of extended scene changes and pauses. Since Ibsen’s original is a full three-act play, it follows that it tells just a fraction of the story, pared down to two characters - plus a third who’s in the house, but never appears on-stage. Read the full review.

A fresh adaptation of a classic text, 'Ghosts' deals with themes of transgressive relationships, corruption within the church, hypocrisy, and social responsibilities towards the poor, all as relevant today as when it was first published.

'In The Box Theatre' are a new, Sussex-based theatre company who use the little known methods of the Russian-Armenian practitioner, Vakhtangov (a successor of Stanislavsky). This adaptation addresses themes relating to contemporary society whilst respecting the intent and integrity of the original text.

6:45pm to 7:45pm
Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe Beach Comet

The award-winning co-creators of smash hit fringe comedies 'Vampire Hospital Waiting Room' and 'Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair' bring their debut split hour of stand-up comedy to Brighton Fringe, topped off with a riotous improvised finale.

***** “Utterly brilliant” (PlaysToSee).
***** “A trip to comedy Heaven” (GingerWig).
***** “A sensation” (RemoteGoat).
***** “The laughs are almost constant” (LastMinuteTheatreTickets).
***** “The most amusing and consistently executed comedy at the entire fringe” (The Student).

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Revan and Fennell: Work in Progress Revan and Fennell

The acclaimed and award-winning comedy duo returns to Brighton with new material for their highly anticipated second show.

2013 Funny Women Variety Award-winners. 2016 New Act of the Year finalists.
"A double-act that have the potential to succeed the comedy throne of French & Saunders" ***** (Broadway Baby)
"Excellent comic chemistry" **** (Three Weeks), "Hilarious... The comic timing is exquisite" **** (The Wee Review)
"Daft, silly, sexy and very funny... Check out Revan and Fennell before they land their first TV series" **** (Half an Orange)
As seen on London Live. Heard on BBC Radio

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

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

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

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

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

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

"This is one comic you have to make the effort to see" (The Scottish Herald).
"His upbeat delivery and candid confessions make for an enjoyable... hour" (Chortle).
As featured in The Guardian, The Independent and The Observer.
As seen on BBC, ITV & Channel 4.

7:00pm to 7:50pm
Gráinne Maguire: It's Problematic Gráinne Maguire

Gráinne Maguire (as seen on BBC1, Dave, Comedy Central, Sky and heard on R3,4,5) returns with a new hour-long show about ghosts, Irish men and why we need to forgive Taylor Swift. Come on guys, she's been through a lot.

“A must see from a comedian at the top of her game” **** (Edinburgh Festivals).
“A self-assured performance from a woman who has mastered her craft” **** (The Skinny).

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Scattering Salt Jake the Dog

4 stars Scattering Salt is the story of two lovers, affectionately known to each other as Horse and Cart. Horse is here, with us in the room, an abandoned tiled chamber below Brighton Town Hall; Cart is somewhere else. But her essence is present, captured on video… and she’s reaching out to us through a mirror, which walks and talks and is played by a woman in a reflective dress. Read the full review.

Year after year, some of the Fringe's most memorable shows have been found in the historic police cells underneath Brighton's Town Hall. The characterful setting lends an extra frisson to any show, and Scattering Salt is primed to exploit it: we're promised a hallucinatory rite, a poetic dance party... and a mermaid song. We don't know quite what to expect, but it sounds intriguing and memorable; a classic Bold Choice to open your ledger this May.

''Scattering Salt' is a performance and ritual, a ghost story and an installation.

It's the story of two separated souls, one who left too early, and one who is always late. There are mirrors, mermaids, dance breaks and haunting. Created for an underground space that's close to the sea, the show is set in the Police Cells Museum, creating the perfect ambience for spectators looking for a deeply reflective and immersive theatrical experience.

7:00pm to 9:20pm
Sing-a-Long: The Greatest Showman OCR Productions

Roll up, roll up, to the greatest show on earth! Sing-a-long with all your favourite songs, fancy dress encouraged.

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

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

7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Pigeon that Swam the Channel Yvo Luna

August 14th 2018, Columbus Webb was the first pigeon to swim the Channel at the age of only two and a half weeks. A woman swimming around the Brighton Palace Pier swam over to investigate what she thought was a plastic bag floating in the water.

The author and performer of ‘Luna’s History of Madness’ presents more true stories in her new, quirky and heart-warming one-woman show about animals, autism, friendship, and trying (or not) to fit in. Some optional audience participation. From her beach studio, with film, poems and site-specific art.

Warning: this show may contain birds.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bleach Dan Ireland-Reeves

Tyler Everett sells his body to hungry punters on a nightly basis. But on a regular working night turning tricks, things are about to take a sinister turn, leaving Tyler questioning whether living in London is really worth the price of rent.

Direct from a critically-acclaimed European tour, Bleach is a darkly humorous, soul-jolting new one-man show about sex, violence and city living.

**** (BroadwayBaby)
**** (The Arts Review)
**** (Jack the Lad Mag)
**** GayLinc
**** Canal Street
**** The Outmost

Multi-award nominated and Winner of the Write for the Stage award for best new writing 2017.

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

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

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

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Pride to Youth: Drag it Out TBC events @ DV8 Brighton

A fun, fabulous and flamboyant cabaret-style drag event in the heart of Brighton to celebrate the young LGBTQIAPP+ community. Enjoy lip syncs, drag races and much, much more. Expect the unexpected from this interactive and all inclusive event. Featuring a plethora of outstanding local queens to drag it out at the Unitarian Church. Strut on down for an extravagant evening empowering our youth to go all out this fringe.

TBC Events is a student run event company from a Sussex creative arts college, DV8. Composed by youth for youth.

7:00pm to 8:15pm
Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore Something Underground

Penned by the ever-impressive Jonathan Brown, this fun but foul-mouthed play was a sleeper hit on its debut back in 2013 - earning strong reviews, an award nomination and a transfer to London. Telling the true life story of a prostitute in 19th-century Brighton, the script’s full of historical references to please a local audience, yet sensitive enough to make visitors from anywhere care. The brick-lined chamber underneath the Old Hall Hotel should make a fitting venue too.

A tale of sex, seduction and survival in the underworld of 1800's Brighton. "I'll lift me skirts and show you what I've been hiding from you for thousands of years...".

Discovered in a subterranean, historic chamber, Betsy tells her story. A thrilling, award-nominated, one-woman show from multi award-winning theatre company, Something Underground.

"Writer Jonathan Brown knows how to drive a plot" (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

"A secret gem of the Fringe, not to be missed!" ***** (Remote Goat)

"Try to catch her if you can" ***** (Fringe Review)

Brighton & Hove Arts Council Best Actress 2017

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Best in Comedy Chat and Stand-up Laughing Horse Comedy & Vladimir McTavish

This chat show is the perfect way to start your Fringe evening, as you spend an hour in the company of one of Scotland's finest comedians, Vladimir McTavish, and his guests in this hilarious hour of chat and stand-up comedy.

Visit this intimate soiree which brings you the very best in Fringe chat and comedy from three of the Fringe's funniest performers, selected from venues around Brighton for their ability to make you laugh but also as they have an interesting tale to tell.

**** "Scotland's top satirical stand-up" (Morning Star).
**** "Highly appealing" (Guardian).
**** (The Scotsman).

7:30pm to 8:45pm
Ghost Walk of the Lanes Ghost Walk of the Lanes

'Ghost Walk of the Lanes' is a 75 minute tour of Brighton's oldest and most haunted quarter where hardly a street or lane does not have a spectral connection. Join Silas, Jasper or Ebenezer, all suitably dressed in full Victorian attire, and hear tales of hideous apparitions, poltergeists, gruesome murders and wandering spirits.

Tours also embrace much of the history of The Lanes. Stories are all based on long-established accounts of hauntings but are delivered with a good deal of comic respite.

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

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

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

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

7:30pm to 8:00pm
Square Peg 2headedpigeon Theatre Co.

Award-winning punk theatre company present a dystopian underdog adventure, performed in a secret bunker beneath an ordinary Brighton home. Expect surprise moments of clowning and technicolour visuals in this immersive solo show about being a misfit at the end of the world.

“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)

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

Access:

This site-specific performance takes place in a genuine underground bunker and therefore may be inaccessible to those with mobility difficulties. In particular, the venue is accessed by a steep staircase. Some areas of the venue feature reduced head height, uneven floors and narrow doorways.

However, Nether Regions are committed to making the shows as accessible as possible within the constraints of this unique performance space. If you would like to discuss access requirements with the team, please contact them via their website: www.2headedpigeontheatre.moonfruit.com/say-hello-to-us/

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Alternative Comedy Cabaret Difflex

Fancy an alternative variety show? Then they don't get much better than this! Four award-winning break through acts playing in an intimate venue and all for free!

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Suspiciously Elvis Goes Country! Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT)

Brighton's very own Suspiciously Elvis with his core band, launches BOAT's Brighton Fringe season with this country-tastic show!
Expect hit after hit plus his country classics from across the decades.

7:30pm to 9:10pm
Closer The Rialto Theatre

Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely-plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Their lives are permanently altered when two of them have a passionate affair. We explore and delve into the brutal anatomy of modern romance, where a quartet of strangers meet, fall in love, and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and jealousy, often drawing out deep human isolation, vulnerability and destructiveness.

Directed by Lauren Varnfield (“electric” – Plays International)
Pretty Villain are Brighton Fringe Award Winners 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

7:30pm to 8:20pm
Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours Guru Dudu Productions

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

Check out some special themed tours this year:

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

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

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

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

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

"A superb display of intellectual flamboyancy" (The Adelaidian), “A cleverly handled commentary on society’s obsession with masculinity” (VADA Magazine).
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7:30pm to 8:30pm
Do the Thing: The Made Up Musical Do the Thing

The 2018 critically-acclaimed Brighton Fringe sell-outs return! Join 'Do the Thing' for an unmissable high-risk, high-lunacy, highly (well, entirely) improvised musical. Two men do all the singing and acting. One man does all the music. You do all the laughing. Your suggestions are turned into a rollicking musical with a plethora of characters and a host of catchy songs performed for one night only by an in-advisably small cast (two) and orchestra (one).
“The whole evening is a joy... the height of good, silly nonsense” **** (The Reviews Hub).

7:30pm to 9:00pm
Opening Up with the Brighton Gay Men's Chorus Brighton Gay Men's Chorus

The Brighton Gay Men's Chorus return to the Brighton Fringe festival with their customary wry look at life. This year, they look at what happens when a couple needs to put their relationship back together to continue on true love's journey. To help, the Chorus need to sing some love songs and the odd disco classic! Expect songs by Donna Summer, Neil Sedaka, Diana Ross and The Righteous Brothers to name but a few. Join us for an evening of singing, laughs and entertainment. Come and open up with us!

7:40pm to 8:40pm
Jody Kamali is Mike Daly: Darts and All Jody Kamali

180!

Jody Kamali is hapless Mike Daly. A former Bristolian Darts Champion, frustrated by his fall from grace is back to tell all. Set at a dysfunctional Q&A event in a crumbling hotel conference room, it sends him on a journey of self-discovery that has idiotic consequences.

An off-beat physical/character comedy show from the cult internet star and fringe regular.

"Kamali is hugely inventive, warm and engaging" (Total Theatre).
"Brilliant, original visual comedy" (Harry Hill).

7:45pm to 8:45pm
Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Iris Prize

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

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

7:50pm to 8:50pm
Black Peter National Production Company and Follow The Thread Theatre

3 stars A young woman with a wicker basket picks flowers in the woods; a horned figure, half man and half beast, creeps up behind her. It sounds like a scene from a fairytale - and in a sense, that’s exactly what it is. We soon learn we’re in a sleepy village on the side of a mountain in Germany; the monster’s just a man in a mask, and the flowers are props for a festival of folklore. But the man’s spent the last four years away from home… and the conversation that follows this reunion is an uneasy one. Read the full review.

Where do monsters come from? Do they exist only in stories, or do they live amongst us, watching, waiting?

‘Black Peter’ is a retelling of the Bavarian tale of the Krampus. Set in a woodland clearing beneath the shadow of a dead tree, two people explore a secretive and painful shared past, ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

We invite you to take a stroll through the woods with us, if you dare.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Mocking Birds Fat Kat Comedy

Join Fatiha El-Ghorri (2017 Funny Women Awards Regional Finalist, 2017 Max Turner Finalist) and Katherine Atkinson (2017 Funny Women Awards Regional Finalist) for an hour of stand up as Fatiha smashes Muslim stereotypes and challenges you to re-think what you think you know about Islam and Muslims, and Katherine offers up an acerbic, sideways view of motherhood... if she can be bothered "A comedian so deadpan she makes Jack Dee look like Timmy Mallett” (Steve Bennett, Chortle).

"Fatiha delivers cracking lines with a wicked glint in her eye, one of the funnest acts on the scene" (Funny Women)

8:00pm to 8:50pm
Maddie Campion: Truly Maddie Deeply Maddie Campion

What connects an unusual psychic reading, life in Mississippi and skateboarders? The spooky, sexy debut hour from Maddie Campion!
"Very inventive and dry writer" **** (Funny Women), shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award, as heard on Radio 4 Extra.

8:00pm to 8:55pm
Sary Different Theatre / Sweet Productions

5 stars A toe-tapping track is playing as we take our seats for Sary: a folkish tune, set to a modern beat. It’s a fitting accompaniment for this stunning two-hander, which is faithful to its nineteenth-century setting yet tells its story in a distinctly contemporary style. It begins with a woman planning her own funeral - though it’s not a Christian burial she seems to have in mind. As the eponymous Sary speaks of her longing to return to the earth, we begin to understand her: she’s at home in nature, comfortable in solitude… and the people in the village think that she’s a witch. Read the full review.

A feminist-folk-horror based on the 19th century Sussex tale of 'Ol’ Sary Weaver'.

"They call me witch. A teeth-gnasher. A shape-shifter. When a man says a woman turns into a hare, it means she were too quick for him!"

Written by Sam Chittenden, this piece of English Eerie explores themes of female sexuality, ageing and loss as kinds of alchemy.

“Different Theatre Productions spell magical storytelling and a poetic serenity in the face of the dark... such gentleness of spirit, and a tender regard for difference and solitude. It’s another gem.” (Fringe Review).

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Ade Foiadelli: Comfortably Dumb Ade Foiadelli

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

That pretty much sums up the show.

The idiot is Ade Foiadelli, who has been accused of using logic that "defines good, opinionated, stand-up" (Chortle), as well as charged with being "an enthusiastic and charming comedian" (Broadway Baby). He also writes his own blurb for web listings like this but loses the will to refer to myself in the third person by the end of it.

Come along, I'd love to meet you.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Juan Vesuvius: I am Your Deejay NJC Presents

Superstar disc jokey Juan Vesuvius delivers the greatest and strangest DJ set you've ever experienced. Explore the heady days of early 90s house music with a bona fide musical legend. But why does he need so much towelling? And what really happened between him and David Guetta? An eruption that cannot be plugged. Just ask the bees. “Doctor Brown, the Mighty Boosh and Sacha Baron Cohen in one man" (The National).

***** (Broadway Baby)
***** (The 13th Floor)
**** (The Anti Critic)

The Skinny Fringe Genius Award-winner
Best Newcomer nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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

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

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Olga Koch: If/Then, A Work in Progress Hannah Layton Management

The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and self-proclaimed Taylor Swift of the London comedy scene, Olga Koch is back! This time she's getting more intimate, more experimental and more heartbroken. The acclaimed storyteller shares one fateful turn that changed her life forever, the only way she knows how - through the medium of computer programming (which she studied at university and, like, barely ever brings up). Directed by Charlie Dinkin. "slick, impeccably timed and every joke lands" ***** (Broadway Baby) ****(The Telegraph) ****(The Skinny) ****(The List) ****(The Arts Desk)****(One4review).

8:00pm to 11:00pm
South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick South Coast Soul Revue

The annual Fringe performance by one of the most exciting live acts in the south, this eight-piece soul and funk band, now in their eleventh year just keeps getting better.

South Coast Soul Revue play a thrilling mix of classic and contemporary soul with a twist of funk and they guarantee you will dance. Two irrepressible and highly talented lead vocalists, funky horns and a pulsating rhythm section make for a truly authentic soul revue experience.

First timers will be blown away and if you've seen them before, you know you're in for another wonderful night.

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Privates Bright Buoy Productions

Attention all sperm! This is a military operation in procreation! Join three fun guys who fertilise in an adventure as big as life itself. Imagine 'Saving Private Ryan' meets the sex education you wish you had, and they don't wear adequate protection. Nine months later this show pops out. Don't be ejacu-late, but don't come early. The most physical comedy you could wish for, from the pr*cks behind 'Planet Earth III'.

***** (Ed Fest Mag).
"Hugely entertaining" (Chortle).

8:00pm to 9:20pm
Bryony Kimmings: I'm a Phoenix, Bitch Bryony Kimmings Ltd

Bryony Kimmings returns with her first solo show in nearly a decade. A mythical legend performed straight from a heart still pulsing with pain. Combining personal stories with epic film, soundscapes and ethereal music, the artist creates a powerful, dark and joyful work about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength. We will need new myths to survive the end of existence as we know it. Tonight, a new legend will be created, that of the invincible and fearless woman, a tale Bryony wishes she had known from birth.

“Unmissable” (The Guardian, Lyn Gardner)

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).

8:15pm to 9:15pm
The Very Best of Jay Sodagar Laughing Horse Free Festival

Over 21 Years Jay has built up a powerhouse of sharp political and observational material. This show is the very best of all his material in a slick hour. The show is free because Jay loves performing to people who have not seen him before.
TV credits: Malai Comedy BBC, radio credits: Britain's Got Satire (108 stations internationally), film credits: The Limelight (2010).

8:20pm to 9:05pm
The Acquaintances Laura McMahon

Three people who don’t really know each other have come together for a one-hour show of stand-up and musical comedy. Jamie Finn, Erynn Tett (Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist 2018), and Laura McMahon (Get Up Stand Up New Act of the Year finalist 2018).

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

The Museum of Secrets has been robbed!

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

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

8:30pm to 9:30pm
Woman! Pilot! Pirate? Pareidolia Theatre

Amelia Earhart has been missing for 81 years.
Emmy thinks this is wrong. She intends to rescue her hero.
Frustrated by the limitations of her life, she intends to build, sail and fight her way to Amelia. It will be dangerous. It will be beautiful.

'Woman! Pilot! Pirate?' looks at just how far one person will go to rescue their hero.
As a new world of pirate ships and haunting music unfolds around her, Emmy’s fantasies start to become real.
Will her adventure take her to her long-lost hero, or to somewhere else entirely?

8:30pm to 10:00pm
The Fringe Show The Maydays

The Maydays present: the Fringe Show.

Taking the Brighton Fringe brochure as their inspiration, The Maydays create an entirely new show every night. Every evening, audiences are asked to choose performances and events from the Brighton Fringe brochure. Tours, workshops, comedy, cabaret, theatre or circus, The Maydays will take any offer from the hat and give it their own special twist. Wonder what this year’s Chekhovian Mime Act or Bavarian Heavy Metal Band will look like? Your wish is their command...

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

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

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

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

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Mary Flanigan and Robbie McShane: One of Us is a Robot Mary Flanigan/Robbie McShane

It’s Mary Flanigan and Robbie McShane! One's a comedian, one's a robot pretending to be a comedian. Can you spot the robot and save mankind?

Robbie and Mary will be doing an hour of their most relatable material (everything from dating to families to the trials and tribulations of upgrading your operating system) to prove they're human. The audience takes a vote on which is the robot and watches them be terminated live on stage! You could stop, or start, the robot apocalypse. It’s in your hands, all of humanity, so come on down!

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Crybabies: Danger Brigade Crybabies

Join Michael Clarke (“nothing short of genius” ***** Three Weeks), Ed Jones (“ripe with wit” **** The Skinny) and James for Crybabies' debut hour of surreal comedy, action, singing and dancing, rats, crisps, and concerns of the heart. Buckle up for an offbeat adventure through the seductive waters of World War II, truly the Godfather Part II of world wars.

Further praise for Crybabies members:

"Bursting with artistic invention" (Chortle)
"Unparalleled levels of mania" (The List)

As seen on BBC 3 and heard on Radio 4 Extra

9:00pm to 2:00am
Gypsy Disco presents ‘The Rebels Ball’ Gypsy Disco

We are calling all fellow reprobates, sinners and free love enthusiasts to join us for a night of ceremonial debauchery as we launch the Spiegeltent season!

The year is 2030 and prohibition is in full swing. However, an underground movement is seeking to challenge the status quo.

Seek refuge with them at the Rebels Ball and indulge in a night of wondrous entertainment from circus acts and immersive theatre with an added dose of sanctimonious dancing!

Gypsy Disco is a theatrical event production company specialising in immersive, playful experiences and multi-sensory entertainment.

9:00pm to 10:45pm
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour Exchange Events Ltd

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

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Birds: Pluck Junior Productions

The BBC New Comedy Award-nominated sketch duo are back and this time, they're taking on the modern world. From the perils of paper straws to the pitfalls of polyamory, they’ll tackle everything the 21st century can throw in their faces. One day, they might even pluck up the courage to ask for the WiFi password.

"Completely infectious" (Chortle).
Finalists, Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! 2018.
As heard on BBC Radio 4.

9:10pm to 10:05pm
Jim Campbell: Work in Progress Jim Campbell

Award-nominated stand-up Jim Campbell descends from a murderous Scottish clan and has inherited their rage. He wanted to address this, to grow into a better person and learn to be more Zen. Then his bathroom exploded. FFS.

Now, one inept letting agent, two dead fish and many plumbers later, he’s ready to talk about the incident that has become known as 'The Crappening'.

"Packed full of gags... punchlines are laugh out loud thanks to the clarity and originality of his thinking" **** (Chortle).
**** (The List).
**** (Fest).
**** (Broadway Baby).
**** (One4Review).
**** (ShortCom).

9:15pm to 10:15pm
SUCH GOOD BOYS!! James McDonnell and Ben Carter

Come and see James McDonnell; "A breath of fresh air" (We Love Brighton) and Ben Carter; "A force of Nature" (Chortle). Two of Brighton's best musical comedians on their best behaviour; Guaranteed!! Expect chaos, expect great comedy songs but most of all expect such goooood boys.

9:15pm to 10:15pm
Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Iris Prize

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

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

9:25pm to 10:25pm
Fannytasticals Cum Again Fannytasticals / Sweet Productions

Brighton’s rude and raucous female comedy troupe returns to the Fringe! With songs, sketches and wry musings on the female experience, their original and bold material takes you into the wilderness of the female psyche, leaving you gasping for breath. An evening without inhibition.

Five female performers, writers, comedians, and musicians in their 20s, 30s, and 40s make up 'The Fannytasticals'. They have been performing their hilarious and original satirical material to sold-out audiences for over three years.

***** (North West End)
**** (Broadway Baby)

9:25pm to 10:25pm
Bear North Brainfruit

4 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2018 A show with a dancing bear might sound barbaric… but relax, this particular bear wants to dance. There it stands at the side of the stage, the broadest of smiles on its big brown head, elegantly shimmying its big brown paws in time to Cajun folk songs. The songs are provided by a trio of musicians, who come from Brighton but tell us they're somehow in Canada, and a travelling poet has also tagged along. Oh – and did I mention that the bear is wearing a cheerful summery dress? Read the full review.

It's hard to explain what makes Bear North so charming. It's a fantastical, whimsical musical journey, featuring a smiling bear in a summery dress - which sways and shimmies throughout the show, just because it likes to dance. The Cajun-inspired soundtrack's provided by a trio of local musicians, and a poet comes along for the ride as well; there are loose themes of outdoor life and the healing power of nature. But really it's about the joy of a free spirit, and of singing, dancing and telling stories for no reason at all.

‘Twin Peaks’ meets ‘The Singing Ringing Tree’. Wonderfully absurd, with a dancing buffalo, wolf and grizzly bear. Conceived in a dream by multi-award-winning performer, Roy Hutchins, this utopian vision is whimsical, comic and moving. Journey through a landscape filled with log cabins, forests, mountains and magical waterfalls, drawn through clever riffs and augmented fiddle playing, harmonies and dance.

"Songs of lakes, firesides, and bears. An impossible odyssey." Highly Recommended. (Fringe Review).
“The tables were turned and it was me who danced to Bear North’s tune” **** (Fringe Guru).

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Twonkey's Ten Year Twitch Mr. Twonkey

Any attempt to categorise “Mr Twonkey” is doomed to failure. Nonsense poet? Stand-up comedian? Fanciful story-teller? He’s all of those. If you’re a Twonkey first-timer, there’s a definite risk you just won’t get the point at all, but true fans are drawn back each year for a mind-bending fix of patter, puppetry and song. This year's show features a visit to a cake shop that secretly makes fake weather; it's a typically impenetrable concept, but it'll all make a kind of sense by the end.

Twonkey’s 10th show is about a grotesque cake decorating shop in the Dordogne that has been secretly making fake weather since 1982. Last week I knocked on the door licking my lips in anticipation. The shopkeeper opened the door, a tiny woman who was all baggy eyes with a hard miserable face and fast little legs. I had made a horrible mistake, I could not turn back!

"He’s a one-man cornucopia of the bizarre" **** (Fringe Guru)
"He creates wonderlands of weird" **** (The Scotsman)
"Mind-bending fables" **** (The Times)
"A comic with an operatic imagination" **** (Beyond the Joke)

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Perplexed Carl and Tom

Join two of Brighton’s best up-and-coming comedians as they take on Brighton Fringe in their first ever split bill. 'Perplexed' sees Tom Smith and Carl Carzana consider the perplexing nature of growing up and what being an adult actually means, with subjects ranging from wolves to party crisp etiquette.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Graeme Collard Comedi-van Graeme Collard Ltd

After a number of years performing stand-up comedy around the country Graeme Collard will travel almost a mile from his house to debut his hour show. Expect plenty of jokes, observations and general silliness from this local, van-driving comic. South Coast Comedian of the Year Finalist 2018. "He left the audience grinning" (Brighton Fringe Review). Work in Progress.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Pamela's Palace Interactive Theatre International

Pamela is the hard-won queen of a buzzing beauty salon, but behind the glitz and the glamour, the Salon of the Year competition threatens to bring the walls of her suburban palace crumbling down. Lovesick Tiffany's body clock is ticking, bashful Bronwyn ‘needs to talk’, and attention-seeking Pamela has age-related problems from her head down to her camel-toe.

"An outstanding sitcom comic creation" ???? (The Scotsman)
"The evening is a riot as three talented performers pout and strut their way through some dazzling choreography" ????? (Broadway Baby)

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Everybody be Cool, This is a Comedy Junkyard Dogs

The comedy heist of the year!

Hot off the London circuit, Will Preston (semi-finalist, South Coast Comedian of the Year) and Ben Peel (semi-finalist, So You Think You're Funny? and shortlisted for BBC New Comedy Award) take the stage hostage with off the wall/chain/hook comedy and profound social commentary.

Come in for lots of laughs and leave with your life intact.

And remember; everybody be cool, this is a comedy!

9:40pm to 10:25pm
Jamesy (Work in Progress) Josh James

A work in progress show from one of the UK comedy circuits most promising up-and-coming comedians. Josh James unapologetically calls it like he sees it as he reflects on his upbringing in Essex amongst a reality TV-loving generation, who are hell-bent on money and power, whilst covering deeper topics such as masculinity, youth culture, and what it means to be successful, during this hilarious and uncensored 45 minutes of stand-up comedy.

9:45pm to 11:00pm
Summer Street: The Hilarious, Aussie Soap Opera, Musical Comedy Summer Street The Musical Ltd

Four fading Aussie soap stars try to resurrect their failing careers by filming a one-off TV special of Australia's most successful 'Soapy', 'Summer Street'. Is this just a cosy, nostalgic trip down memory lane or is there something else more sinister at play? Bad acting and ridiculous storylines are in plentiful supply in the world premiere of this uproarious musical comedy. With a soundtrack of pastiche songs from the 80s and 90s you'll have a great night out at this hilarious new show. For anyone who wanted to be Kylie, Jason or both! "Wonderfully entertaining!" (Britishtheatre.com)

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Dietrich: Natural Duty Jimmy Jewell Ltd

An intoxicating one-(wo)man show.

It is 1942. On the battlefields of North Africa in a gold, sequin gown, Marlene Dietrich takes to the stage to fight the war her way with an irresistible mix of songs, sex and sympathy.
This spectacular mixture of theatre, cabaret and drag returns to the UK fresh from it's international tour to New York, Australia and Amsterdam and sold-out, critically acclaimed runs at the 2018 Edinburgh and VAULT Festivals.

"An absolute tour de force, Peter Groom’s take on legendary tectonic beauty Marlene Dietrich is literally breathtaking" ***** (TheGayUK)

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Late Night Gimp Fight: 10 Years Still Broke Late Night Gimp Fight

It started as a joke ten years ago, but no one's laughing now...

For three nights only in Brighton, Late Night Gimp Fight are bringing the best material from their ten years together. Will there be singing and dancing? You bet. Will there be dark punchlines? Sure. Will there be unnecessary nudity? Sadly, yes.

Come see some of your favourite sketches for the last time before they are bound, gagged and thrown off of the pier, never to be seen again. At least until the 11-year anniversary show!

Guaranteed the best show you'll see this year with gimps. Probably.
***** (Chortle).
**** (Times).

10:00pm to 10:50pm
The Man of a Thousand Farces Eluxifer

'The Man of a 1000 Farces' is the new touring show from that international man of misery, Johnny MacAulay. It is a one hour psychedelic mind flip of magic, character sketches, sideshow and quick change mayhem.

MacAulay started performing with 'Cirque Archaos', 'La fura del Baus', 'Mutoid Waste' and has continued touring and gigging internationally eleven months of the year. He hasn't studied with Gaulier.

“Very dark, very funny clown” (Metro)
“What a great act” (Nina Conte)
“The hit of the night” (Chortle)

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

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

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

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

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Pindos Milo Edwards

What's it like to have 15 minutes of fame in the largest country on earth? The debut stand-up hour from British comedian and former Cambridge Footlight, Milo Edwards, about how he became a Russian TV star, had a gun pointed at him and discovered that the way home is sometimes hardest to find.

'Pindos' is a show about the nature of low-level celebrity, touring a country run by a shirtless man on a horse, language, show-business and Ladas.

"Fantastic...had me in hysterics" (The Cambridge Student).

"Effortlessly funny" (The Tab).

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

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

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

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

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

"Excellent" ***** (Edfringe)

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

10:30pm to 11:20pm
Siblings: Acting out and Siblings: The Third Bezoomny Theatre

Character comedians and real-life sisters Maddy and Marina Bye are back, physically bigger and mentally smaller then ever before, presenting their sell-out 2018 show 'Siblings: Acting out' and the brand new, completely absurd 'Siblings: The Third'. Expect new characters, old haircuts and plenty of deep-rooted family issues.

"Genius... Silly humour with a clever twist" ***** (Broadway Baby).
"Wonderfully absurd and very very funny" ***** (Scottish Field).
"Ridiculously absurd sketch show that is hilariously relatable" **** (Three Weeks).
"Rising Stars of British Comedy 2018" (YOU Mag).

10:40pm to 11:40pm
Sass, Sex and Surrealness King Sammy Silver

King Sammy Silver returns to Brighton Fringe with his award-winning (Pebble Trust Bursary 2018), delightfully queer comedy cabaret, 'Sass, Sex and Surrealness'. Come and join the drag king bear cub as he navigates the highs and lows of the trans, queer experience through song, dance, comedy and much more! Also his annoying sibling, Sally, may make an appearance or two, as they are never too keen on Sammy in the spotlight.

10:45pm to 11:45pm
"At Last, the Muppet Men" Hiccups

"At Last, the Muppet Men", a show many said would never happen and a few feared would. Join two of Brighton/Chechnya's best-loved and most revered comedians (MUPPETS): Zelem Saydullaev (Squawker 2015 Finalist, South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016 Semi-Finalist) and Johnny Wardlow (as heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2), as they defy the odd gods and bring you an hour of superfluous mind-expanding nonsense, sensational lies, exaggerated truths, and wholesome (locally sourced) madness.

10:45pm to 11:45pm
Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Iris Prize

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

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

11:30pm to 12:20am
Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera Madame Chandelier Productions

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera is everything you never knew was funny about opera. Brought to you by one woman who's got jokes, an accordion, and some F-ing high notes. Having trained and performed as an opera singer for over a decade, Madame Chandelier looked around one day and thought, you know what opera really needs? Jokes. Drinking games. A Nessun Dorma sing-along. In a camp fusion of comedy, cabaret and opera, Madame Chandelier guides you through all her favourite songs. "Brilliantly memorable" (Operissima).

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

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

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

11:30pm to 12:30am
Let's Summon Demons Katy Schutte

Is it wise to ask the questions you always wanted to ask?

'Let's Summon Demons' is a semi-immersive folk horror play in the round. It examines our attitudes to ritual, to revenge and to the uprising of female power. Can community lead to mob mentality? What are ghosts and demons and do they come from below or from within? If you stare into the abyss, can you come back?

Join our coven for one night to encounter comedy, folk horror and - perhaps - some demons.

11:55pm to 12:45am
Hot Mess: Dirty Stop Outs Hot Mess

Help Anna and Max satisfy the weird stipulations of their overzealous landlord to keep the party alive while ending the night with the best house party in Brighton! Fast-paced sketches and a banging playlist await.
"Hot Mess pumped up the pace with fast sketches...the two actors supporting and flowing with each other beautifully" (Chortle 2018).
“The shrieks of laughter and delight were quite unlike anything we’ve ever heard" (Brainchild Festival).