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

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

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

10:00am to 6:00pm
Le Facepainting Le Facepainting

A collective of 'French' street theatre face painters! Make sure you look the part and come visit us before a show! Look for the berets!

10:00am to 11:00am
Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught! Mouths of Lions

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts!

Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage. Join Dr Zeiffal on the hunt for the hippo that can never be caught! Featuring: the Invisible Hippo Blanket, the Hippo Google Googles and a blizzard of Hippo packaging. Expect belly laughs, belly flops and fantastical falling over in this brilliant new adventure created by Mouths of Lions.

Winner of Best Family Show (Buxton Fringe 2016).

“Intelligent, imaginative, very funny” (Jim Jam Arts),

"It's very, very, very, very, very, very good!" (Stanley, age 4).

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

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

10:00am to 11:30am
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

10:30am to 12:00pm
Notorious Women of Hove History Women Brighton

Hove has been home to women whose ideas have shaken up our world - from some of Britain’s first women doctors to suffragettes, from social campaigners to boundary shifting entertainers.

Walk in these women's footsteps, hear their stories, and take in a pioneering women's hospital and game-changing girls' school on this walk with Louise Peskett.

10:30am to 11:20am
Learn To Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Come along and learn to throw your own pot on the potters wheel at the Painting Pottery Cafe! Learn a new skill alongside other beginners with one of our fabulous potters in this structured workshop that will teach you how to create a lasting ceramic piece. Our ceramic studio provides a friendly and creative space for you and friends to share a new and hands on experience together during the festival. Pots will be ready to collect 2 weeks later or can be posted for an additional fee. Places are limited so booking ahead is essential. Perfect for a couples outing or just some good old fashioned fun! Spaces are limited to 8 people per session, if booking for group it is advisable to book all your tickets at the the same time. Live audio description available on request. Please email help@paintingpotterycafe.co.uk to book in advance.

10:45am to 11:30am
St Michael and All Angels Church Tours the Cathedral of the Backstreets St Michael & All Angels Church

Guided tours of this magnificent Grade I* listed church - one of the finest Victorian churches in the country. In Simon Jenkins’ book 'England's Thousand Best Churches'. It is in fact, two churches in one, the first designed by G.F. Bodley and built in 1861-62 ‘extended’ by William Burges 30 years later. Noted for its fine architecture, sculpture and woodwork and its magnificent stained glass windows by the pre-Raphaelites, William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Madox-Brown, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Philip Webb and Kempe. Free local parking on request. Cooked breakfasts from 08:45.

11:00am to 1:00pm
Brighton Station Tours: Limited Spaces Jackie Marsh-Hobbs

These amazing tours only happen during Brighton Fringe. A chance to learn about the hidden places, local history and wonderful engineering of Brighton's grade II* listed railway station. Meet five minutes before the tour at the front of Brighton Station, with permission from Southern Railway.

11:00am to 1:00pm
Meet the Arts Industry Brighton Fringe

Are you an artist or performer looking to make connections beyond Brighton Fringe? Join us for informal networking with a diverse range of arts industry professionals from around the world. Part of Fringe Academy, Brighton Fringe's professional development programme, in association with the University of Brighton.

11:00am to 12:00pm
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall Monski Mouse

Why toddle when you can dance! Parents and under-5s are let loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos. Created by Adelaide’s own DJ, producer and mum of two, Monski Mouse. Get your disco-dancing-booties on to an eclectic selection of retro hits and funky nursery rhymes.

"DJ Monski Mouse is onto a winner" ***** (Barefoot Review),

"Creates a unique atmosphere and allows friends, parents, carers, grandparents (you name it) to join together by dancing, enjoying the music and relaxing" **** (Three Weeks).

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

Tour this iconic 20th century Modernist apartment block on Brighton seafront. Includes views from the 11th floor sun-terrace, the interior of a flat and the collection of historic archive items in areas behind the scenes. Tickets cannot be purchased on the door. Book early to avoid disappointment.

11:30am to 1:00pm
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

12:00pm to 1:30pm
Piers & Queers Only in Brighton

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

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

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

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

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Mr Danger's Really Safe Show Sam Quinn

Mr Danger is a damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way. That lesson being: Don’t try to jump a motorcycle over 20 double decker buses with a bag on your head.

Fusing character comedy, clowning, storytelling and puppetry, Mr Danger performs his incredible, mind-bogglingly inane stunts with the bravado of Evel Knievel, and the mental tenacity of a shell-shocked guinea pig.

Follow him now on a journey to rediscover his self-confidence, as he rejects his old Master, the radical Captain Bang, recreates past glories, and attempts to pull off the ultimate stunt.

Touch tours are available before each performance. Please ask at the venue, and arrive at least 15 minutes early.

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

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

12:00pm to 12:45pm
Life Without Dog Found in the Forest Theatre Company

3 stars As the lights come up on this original piece of youth theatre, we find three young people – two brothers and a sister – gathered at an open grave. Their parents, we learn, are missing; the older brother, just 18, is bringing up the family alone. But it's not mum or dad in the coffin. So just who – or what – are they burying? Read the full review.

Following a sell-out performance of Katherine Chandler's 'Hood' at the National's Dorfman Theatre, Found in the Forest return with a new world premiere.

Using puppetry and live music, 'Life Without Dog' shares the story of three siblings living without their parents and occasionally with Dog.

How does a family who are already falling apart keep it together when it’s revealed that someone else has just left them?

"Their work is visionary, fun, deep" (Adele Thomas, National Theatre Associate Director).

"Wonderfully anarchic" (Adam Penford, Artistic Director, Nottingham Playhouse).

12:00pm to 12:45pm
The Whos, The Whats, The Whens, The Whys Alice Burden

Who? A rotating bill of 'hot, 'new' 'comedians'. What? A free stand-up show (or what our therapist calls 'very good progress'). When? The Quadrant: May 6, 13, 20, 12:00 (45 mins). Why? Good question.

12:00pm to 2:00am
FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festivals

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival is returning to the Marlborough pub and theatre for our second year, celebrating women in the brewing industry, bringing musical talent from our home town of Norwich to join the best riot grrrls Brighton has to offer and inviting local women beer experts to share their brewing knowledge!

Join us on Friday evening for local DJs to kick off the weekend. On Saturday we'll be hosting our street party from noon with live music from Norwich and Brighton grrrl bands and we'll be whiling away the last of the brews on Sunday with the glorious Marly Sunday roast. Cheers!

12:15pm to 1:35pm
Goddess Tangerine Theatre Company

Holiday Snow is a goddess. A middle-aged, plus-sized goddess with a right gob on her. With her mystical Maltese statue side-kick, only she can communicate with, she does the round of daytime TV as the ‘expert’ in finding your inner deity. But the media spotlight is aeons away from her grimy reality and, with a journalist pressing for answers, the truth must be faced. Wendy Albiston is heart-breaking in Serena Haywood’s funny, filthy, one-woman paean to the everyday goddess, the woman we hope we are and the woman we are destined to become. ‘Goddess’ is achingly human.

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

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

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

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.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
The Dance Trail 2017 Brighton Dance Network

Brighton Dance Network is excited to present its third site-specific promenade piece. Set along the boundary line between Brighton and Hove, 'The Dance Trail 2017' is a collection of short new works by local dance artists exploring borders, barriers, belonging and if it all even matters.

1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fringe City Brighton Fringe

Fringe City is a free outdoor event in the centre of Brighton taking place every weekend of Brighton Fringe 2017. In 2016, over 100,000 people attended Fringe City during seven fantastic days of performances, installations, sideshows, dance-offs, choirs, cabaret, puppetry, children's workshops, acrobatics and surreal walkabout performers. We’re expecting 2017 to be even bigger and better with even more shows, performances, madness and mayhem, all packed in from 5 May to 4 June 2017.

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

Returning for their third year.

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

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

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Oyster Boy Haste Theatre

Follow the tale of Italian ice-cream sellers Jim and Alice, who fall in love strolling along the beach in a 1950s whirlwind romance. However, all is not as sweet as it seems when their lives are turned upside down by the birth of Sam, a boy with an oyster-shell-shaped head!

Based on the short poem by Tim Burton, this bittersweet tale reminds us of the delicacy of life and introduces us to a range of larger-than-life characters who are sure to entertain and delight.

‘Oyster Boy’ is a multi-award-winning, international production mixing physical storytelling, clown, live singing, dance and puppetry.

1:00pm to 1:45pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fringe City Family Picnic Brighton Fringe

Fringe City Family Picnic is a free outdoor event taking place on the 6th of May and 27th of May in the Pavilion Gardens. The picnic is a showcase of family friendly shows, plus free fun activities for children of all ages. In 2016, over 100,000 people attended Fringe City during seven fantastic days of performances, installations, sideshows, dance-offs, choirs, cabaret, puppetry, children's workshops, acrobatics and surreal walkabout performers. We're expecting 2017 to be even bigger and better with even more shows, performances, madness and mayhem all packed in from 5 May to 4 June 2017.

This event will have live filming from Brighton Fringe sponsors and partners. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to a steward on the day.

1:00pm to 1:45pm
GorillaBot Party GorillaBot

A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton. They have a new band member, a brand new show and are looking forward to showing you how to get down, GorillaBot style! But what strange events will get in the way of their party...

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

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

1:00pm to 1:45pm
MoMentum: A Motivational Mind-Reading Experience MoMental

4 stars The premise for MoMentum sounds wacky at first – but it turns out to be an inspiring, uplifting, and gently intriguing show. Styling himself "the MoMentalist", Phil Ainsworth combines two genres not often seen together: motivational speaking, and the branch of stage magic known as mentalism. So, as he explains at the outset, he's on a mission to help us overcome the sticking-points in our lives… but he'll be reading our minds as well. Read the full review.

Experience the power of a live motivational mind-reading show! Combining techniques used by motivational speakers, magicians, and stage mind-readers, Phil Ainsworth is 'The MoMentalist'; inspiring and encouraging audiences to live in the MoMent.

If you want to participate in a show that will not only entertain you, but leave a lasting impression, one that will help you overcome sticking-points and blocks in your life, then the only question you should ask yourself is: "what’s stopping me?"

Be amazed and motivated: This is your MoMent!

Winner of the WMA Stage Magician of the Year Award 2014.

Relaxed performance - Mon 8th.
BSL interpreted performance - Mon 15th.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ian Smith: Work in Progress Ian Smith

Ian Smith (BBC3's 'Sweat the Small Stuff', BBC1's 'The Ark') is an award-winning comedian. This is a work-in-progress of his fourth solo show. It'll be a lot of fun! At this stage - there's a joke about sledding.

Amused Moose Comedy Award nominee 2015.

***** (The Mirror)
***** (Three Weeks)
***** (Angry Microwave)
***** (Black Diamond)
**** (Broadway Baby)
**** (Edinburgh Festivals)
**** (Mumble Comedy)
**** (Arts Award Voice)

“You’d do well to catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time” (Telegraph),
"Proper star quality" (The Guardian),
"Fantastically funny" (The Times).

1:00pm to 4:00pm
I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy I Charleston Brighton

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy is back with a bang! The Charleston girls will take you through the A-Z of '20s dance with a twist of jazz and a dash of electro-swing. With live music, workshops in abundance, competitions and mesmerising performances this is the perfect chance to release your inner flapper and dapper in the beautiful Spiegeltent.

1:15pm to 2:15pm
I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative (Work In Progress) Joe Wells Comedy

Apparently we all get more right-wing as we grow older. This is a stand-up show about trying to mature without losing hope for a fairer society. A work-in-progress outing of the third solo show by critically-acclaimed and award-winning stand-up Joe Wells. As seen supporting Frankie Boyle and Alexei Sayle. Writer for 'Have I Got News For You' and BBC3s 'The Revolution Will Be Televised'.

"Some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian" (The Guardian),
"Bold cutting and, at times, ruthless" (The Argus).

1:30pm to 2:20pm
The Intimate Strangers: Mister Bond Ghost Dog Productions

Hit dark sketch comedy show featuring a host of weird and wonderful characters, culminating in a big James Bond finale.
Material heard on BBC Radio 4.
"A thing of beauty, smart, funny and original" **** (Remotegoat), **** (Edfringe Review), **** (ThreeWeeks).

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

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

1:40pm to 2:35pm
The Holey Truth Jake Howie

From being raised as a Scientologist in the ‘burbs of New Zealand, to the peculiar and pensive realities of sexuality, Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2015 winner, Jake Howie, is looking for his own version of the holy truth. From an overzealous mother to meeting the foreign man of his dreams, Jake explores his search with a warm, engaging vibrancy and an irreverent flair that is drenched in naughtiness. But what is the holy truth? Only one thing is for sure - when searching for the truth, you come across holes.

1:45pm to 2:30pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

2:00pm to 2:50pm
Learn To Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Come along and learn to throw your own pot on the potters wheel at the Painting Pottery Cafe! Learn a new skill alongside other beginners with one of our fabulous potters in this structured workshop that will teach you how to create a lasting ceramic piece. Our ceramic studio provides a friendly and creative space for you and friends to share a new and hands on experience together during the festival. Pots will be ready to collect 2 weeks later or can be posted for an additional fee. Places are limited so booking ahead is essential. Perfect for a couples outing or just some good old fashioned fun! Spaces are limited to 8 people per session, if booking for group it is advisable to book all your tickets at the the same time. Live audio description available on request. Please email help@paintingpotterycafe.co.uk to book in advance.

2:00pm to 2:20pm
Brighton School of Samba Brighton School of Samba

The Brighton School of Samba is the city's first and only traditional Samba School. BSS was formed in May 2007 as a non-profit organisation and we are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year. The School brings a taste of the vibrant Rio Carnival to the streets of Brighton and beyond.

2:00pm to 3:30pm
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Brighton Station Tours: Limited Spaces Jackie Marsh-Hobbs

These amazing tours only happen during Brighton Fringe. A chance to learn about the hidden places, local history and wonderful engineering of Brighton's grade II* listed railway station. Meet five minutes before the tour at the front of Brighton Station, with permission from Southern Railway.

2:00pm to 3:30pm
A Brighton Story 90 Minute City Tour www.brightoncitywalks.com

Brighton's most popular 90 minute traditional city walking tour. Perfect for visitors and residents alike. Discover secret tunnels, lost Royal romances, Jack the Ripper's favourite pub and much more on this acclaimed city tour.

Winner of Trip Advisor 'Certificate of excellence' 2016.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
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!

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

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 3:40pm
The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II BowerBird Prague

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

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Nick Hall: Spencer Nick Hall

In 1812 Spencer Percival became the first, and only, British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated. Now, 205 years later, character comedian Nick Hall finally tells his story. Warning: this show contains pathos.

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

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

2:00pm to 3:00pm
C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation The Chandeliers

No one knows who the killer is; not even the cast!
Following a sell-out run at last year’s Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes, CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation are back, creating a 100% brand-new whodunit every show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience.
Someone’s kicked the bucket. But who, what and how? The choice is yours.
Help the CSI identify the victim and what caused their grizzly death. Then grab your detective hats and prepare to laugh as you meet the suspects and ultimately choose whodunit.

2:15pm to 3:15pm
Macbeth The Pocket Oxford Theatre Company

Embarking on a tale of ambition, blood and murder of their own, Mac and Lady Mac build a fast food empire. With a healthy dose of nutritional advice thrown in, who knew a story of witches, ghosts and murder could be this much fun?!
Pocket Oxford Theatre’s madcap extravaganzas are the perfect introduction to the Bard’s timeless stories. With plenty of audience participation, as well as key lines from the original text, they are noisy, fast-paced and cool for kids – making Shakespeare something not to be afraid of!
Sold-out Brighton Fringe 2014 and 2015.
“It’s a hoot” ***** (The Argus).

2:15pm to 3:15pm
Worst Birthday Ever D2 Events

Poor Lewis just wanted to enjoy a Happy Birthday, but things just went from bad to worse. Nelson and Dave will do their best to cheer him up with songs, interactive games and lots of fun, eventually.

2:30pm to 3:15pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

2:30pm to 3:30pm
They Built It. No One Came. Fledgling Theatre Company

Twelve years ago, Tobias and Alexander came together to form a spiritualist commune based on their shared visions of a peaceful and harmonious community... they are still awaiting their first member. 'They Built It. No One Came.' was inspired by an article published in the NYT in 2015. It previewed at the New Diorama Theatre and had a successful run at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2016. "Reminiscent of a Monty Python sketch... radiating warmth and with a very tight script ... a style of storytelling that sits perfectly within its 1-hour time slot" (British Theatre Guide).★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN, ★★★★ BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE, ★★★★★ THE NEW CURRENT, ★★★★★ THE EDINBURGH REPORTER, ★★★★ WEST END WILMA, ★★★★ LONDON THEATRE

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

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

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Miranda Kane's Flying Penis Miranda Kane

Miranda has been trying to get a flying penis for four years, but every year it eludes her. Find out her theories on why one of these golden treasures will never be in her grasp, and what she can do to put right what once went wrong...

Funny stories of disappointment, never fitting in, and an addiction to validation.

"Kane is a thoroughly engaging raconteur and exuberant host" (The List).

2:30pm to 3:25pm
Network Diagnostics Octopus Soup Theatre

New work from an exciting Irish theatre company.

Kate and Tadgh have not left their rooms for a very long time. To make a living, they look for work on a dubious website called “Hablo Hot and Heavy.”

An uplifting and hilarious comedy about love, loss, and... can we call it porn?

McCarthy’s work has been supported by the internationally renowned Druid Theatre Company and has produced across the UK and Ireland, most recently in a reading at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre.

“Octopus Soup Theatre is a class piece of work” (London Theatre Review).

2:45pm to 4:05pm
Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups Dean Friedman Productions / Concerts Inc

This legendary singer/songwriter/Pop-icon performs his chart hits 'Ariel', 'Lucky Stars', 'Lydia' and more. Discover what legions of devoted fans have known for years - the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith.

"Every song a classic" (LondonTheatre), "Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant!" (ThreeWeeks), "Songsmith extraordinaire!" (MusicWeek), just a few of the superlatives used to describe Friedman's unique, original talent.

3:00pm to 3:20pm
The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy) Vertical Exchange Performance Collective

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

3:00pm to 3:50pm
Learn To Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Come along and learn to throw your own pot on the potters wheel at the Painting Pottery Cafe! Learn a new skill alongside other beginners with one of our fabulous potters in this structured workshop that will teach you how to create a lasting ceramic piece. Our ceramic studio provides a friendly and creative space for you and friends to share a new and hands on experience together during the festival. Pots will be ready to collect 2 weeks later or can be posted for an additional fee. Places are limited so booking ahead is essential. Perfect for a couples outing or just some good old fashioned fun! Spaces are limited to 8 people per session, if booking for group it is advisable to book all your tickets at the the same time. Live audio description available on request. Please email help@paintingpotterycafe.co.uk to book in advance.

3:00pm to 4:00pm
At the Junction Cafe Timothy Coakley

Homegrown Buckle Collective hits Brighton Fringe with a new, experimental black comedy

At times moving, at times hilarious, 'At the Junction Cafe' is a battle of the generations that explores relationships, memory and human communication in a highly innovative way.

Two people meet in a cafe. Who are they? Are they connected? Will a struggle of wills ensue?

This group of local professional artists, led by Charmaine K. Parkin and including Nathalie Codsi and Jack Klaff, got together in November 2016. This, their first production, is the premiere of a play written by Tim Coakley.

Charmaine K. Parkin, the Director, said: “The team and I are really excited about the themes and theatricality that can be brought out in this piece. It breaks normal theatre conventions, which is at times quite scary. The contrast between this and the heartfelt subject matter is fascinating to watch.”

They plan to tour the play after Brighton Fringe.

3:00pm to 3:45pm
Super Cally Fragile Lipstick The Blue Man

Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand new show, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick.

Accomplished and insecure; perky yet prone to crying; sophisticated and so not; a woman who wears lipstick and a testosterone patch, Cally emerges from the birth canal of her very own personal Venn diagram to muse amusingly on how being Super and Fragile can be OK.

And very, very funny. Just in case you didn't get that bit.

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Personalised Pendant Workshop Silver & Sage

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

3:00pm to 4:00pm
The Hot Mess Method Hot Mess

'Hot Mess' is a very serious sketch comedy duo consisting of Anna Piper (Funny Women's One to Watch 2016) and Max Levine (Radio 4 Newsjack, Cambridge Footlights). Following their process you'll learn the renowned 'Hot Mess Method' allowing you to examine the big issues.

Q: What's the best way to explore the effect Brexit will have on unemployment?
A: A sketch about the Pied Piper being a freelancer.

Q: What's the clearest way to analyse modern man and conceptions of masculinity?
A: Probably a skit about Max's year ten Spanish teacher.

In just 50 minutes you can be more like them. PWYC.

3:00pm to 3:45pm
GorillaBot Party GorillaBot

A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton. They have a new band member, a brand new show and are looking forward to showing you how to get down, GorillaBot style! But what strange events will get in the way of their party...

3:00pm to 5:00pm
HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander Kriya Arts

Hip was one of the most talked-about shows at last year's Fringe, thanks to its unusual mix of licensed voyeurism and collective discovery. It told the story of a squat, the diaries its former owner left behind, and the tale of a much-loved woman's life. Last year's show was confined to a theatre, but this time it's a walking tour – visiting places mentioned in the diaries and recalling the Brighton of the Seventies. The original earned 4* from us, so here's hoping the new version is an equal success.

Award-nominated sell-out hit HIP returns as an immersive journey through the streets of 1970s Brighton. HIP explores the true story of Brightonian Anne Clarke. The discovery of Anne's diaries and letters by squatter Jolie Booth, unearthed a huge archive about the city they've lived in and experiences they've shared. Visit places Anne wrote about and learn how her life left an imprint on the city. "A hugely enjoyable, engaging and at times profound reflection on what we create and what we leave behind" (Total Theatre). "Hip is a must see show. Highly recommended" (Fringe Review). ***** (Broadway Baby).

Touch tours and audio description available as needed. Please enquire upon arrival.

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Huggers Nik Coppin

With a revolving and changing line-up of magicians, comedians, street performers, musical theatre and variety acts, this internationally-popular show is great for all the family to enjoy together.

"Music, comedy and magic kept the kids entertained... whizzed past and was perfectly timed for child attention spans... My eight-year-old absolutely loved it!" (Child Friendly Brighton, UK),

"The kids had a great time" (Adelaide Fringe),

"Great show" (The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe).

3:30pm to 5:00pm
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

3:30pm to 4:15pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

3:30pm to 4:30pm
The View from the Mountaintop Falling Sparrow Productions

A pitch-black comedy from award-winning playwright, Matt Morrison. Set somewhere in England, it follows three party activists as they head off on a morale-building weekend in the wake of an unfolding political scandal.

Matt’s previous plays have been performed at HighTide, the Finborough, the Arcola and the Riverside Studios. His latest is a biting satire about the culture of intimidation and cruelty at the heart of contemporary politics.

3:45pm to 4:30pm
A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow Underground Atlas Ltd.

I, Marjorie Willmott (MA, PhD, MpDA), invite you to my very interesting and very important introductory lecture.

This will include some projected images and new information.

(Unfortunately the period of time spent attending this lecture will be non-refundable and non-exchangeable).

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Jane Hill: Cow Jane Hill

Jane's a bit of a cow. Mardy cow, selfish cow, lazy cow, evil cow - she's described herself as all these things at some point in her life. But is it fair on her? Or even on cows?

This is a one-woman comedy show about the insults we call ourselves. There'll be jokes and honesty and some facts about cows.

"Genuine belly-laughs" (Three Weeks).

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band Singalong songs CIC

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band bring their unique family music to Brighton Fringe for the first time.
Their aim is provide quality music for children, that adults will love too.
Bringing together elements of Folk, Soul, Afro, Latin, Dub, comedy and theatre, this unique band presents the ‘sing-along’ with a new lease of life for all the family to join in with.
Headed up by Mrs H on lead vocals and guitar, the all-star band includes members of Red Snapper, Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo, Beth Orton’s band and The Leisure Society, on an array of instruments including guitars, banjos, double bass, accordion and trumpet.
The tour is in support of their new sing-along book ‘Mrs H Sings’, which pulls material from their two albums as well as some brand-new tunes.

Bring your voices, silly dances, a sprinkling of mischief and don’t hold back from joining in the fun!

“Sing-along is always a powerful reminder that life can be full of joy even in the hardest of times” (The Royal Court),

“With her unique spirit she can woo capacity audiences to sing, dance and forget the world outside” (Camp Bestival).

4:00pm to 4:50pm
Individual Medley Katrina Quinn

What happens when you move a 12-year-old girl from Basingstoke to a remote
corner of Southern Africa? Join Katrina on an energetic, poetic journey as
she discovers boys, boobs, crossing borders and boarding school in Zambia.
Oh, and she'll give you some swimming lessons (on dry land) - because
that's the one thing that makes any sense. A debut one-woman show about
the awkward joys of learning to feel at home in your body and in the new
(or old) places you find yourself.

4:00pm to 5:15pm
Eglantyne Ms Chamberlain Presents

3 stars A studied, detailed one-woman production, Eglantyne tells the life story of Eglantyne Jebb – co-founder of the charity Save The Children, and original author of what's now the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child. In character as Eglantyne, actor Anne Chamberlain takes us back to the early 1900's, talking us through the activist's life story and drawing occasional parallels with her own experiences across the globe in New Zealand. Read the full review.

Inspiring solo play about Eglantyne Jebb, a courageous, passionate, Edwardian human rights activist.

From her idyllic Shropshire childhood, Eglantyne went on to Oxford University, heartbreaks, suffrage rallies, the Balkans, arrest in Trafalgar Square, spiritualism, co-founding Save the Children, and pioneering children's rights.

“Written with wit and buoyancy, and delivered in fine style."

“Studied and heartfelt portrayal ... engaging, informative and very entertaining”.

Written and performed by Anne Chamberlain, directed by KC Kelly.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Aaaand it’s back! Twig The Pixie’s Family Funsplosion! Twig the Pixie

Twig the Pixie has lost his marbles! Help him find them in this hit stand-up comedy spectacular for all generations of the family. Featuring storytelling, music, audio visuals, interactive bits and the spontaneous, this performance is sure to enchant, delight and excite. An unforgettable family favourite returning to Brighton Fringe for 2 shows only. This is your chance to meet a real pixie from The Enchanted Forest.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Dance Trail 2017 Brighton Dance Network

Brighton Dance Network is excited to present its third site-specific promenade piece. Set along the boundary line between Brighton and Hove, 'The Dance Trail 2017' is a collection of short new works by local dance artists exploring borders, barriers, belonging and if it all even matters.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Olive and Bosie 368 Theatre Company

Join Lord Alfred Douglas in his prison cell in 1924 as he reflects on his much-publicised relationship with Oscar Wilde and his marriage to his “Princess”, the poet Olive Eleanor Custance.

The award-winning company that presented 'In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer' and 'Brighton Killers' last year, returns with a fascinating and intimate piece exploring one of the 20th century's most intriguing homosexual writers.

4:00pm to 4:45pm
PASSPAWT Actors Workshop & HeavenLee Theatre

5 stars I'm not a cat person. I've never been a cat person. I can feel no affection for a haughty prima donna equipped with claws and fangs. So I sympathise with Helena, the protagonist of this hilarious one-woman show – whose life is invaded by a hellish creature determined to shred her carpets and drive away her friends. Yet that's just the starting-point for an unexpectedly touching story, which explores big questions of connectivity and identity under the cover of a lightweight comic tale. Read the full review.

Out of the 29 years the amiable-natured Helena has been alive, 5 were spent in her birth country Slovakia and 24 in England.

Linda was the result of what Helena considers to be the greatest advertising scam of all time. What was described as a cute, loving, friendly cat turned out to be the devil in disguise. Years of rejected affections, scarred arms and police warnings later, personal and political circumstances change, but will the pair reconcile or will Helena board the flight home alone?

4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Establishment: Eton Mess Honky Bonk Presents

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

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

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

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

NATY 2017 finalists.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An
Edinburgh Fringe sell-out for the last 10 years, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square bubbles, fog and helium bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornadoes and trampolines, to people inside bubbles. The Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and amazed gasps from all ages.
New this year, live music by Jet Black Pearl.

4:00pm to 4:50pm
Learn To Throw a Pot The Painting Pottery Cafe

Come along and learn to throw your own pot on the potters wheel at the Painting Pottery Cafe! Learn a new skill alongside other beginners with one of our fabulous potters in this structured workshop that will teach you how to create a lasting ceramic piece. Our ceramic studio provides a friendly and creative space for you and friends to share a new and hands on experience together during the festival. Pots will be ready to collect 2 weeks later or can be posted for an additional fee. Places are limited so booking ahead is essential. Perfect for a couples outing or just some good old fashioned fun! Spaces are limited to 8 people per session, if booking for group it is advisable to book all your tickets at the the same time. Live audio description available on request. Please email help@paintingpotterycafe.co.uk to book in advance.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Licence to Laugh Comedy Club Universal Adventurer

Comedy Compilation show of some of the best up and coming comics from the UK Comedy Circuit. Different line-up each day, all hosted by Joe Bains who grew up in the deepest darkest parts of India, and then shipped into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Still I Rise TRIBE//

Former Candoco and Jasmin Vardimon Company dancer, Victoria Fox, presents her new work ‘Still I Rise’. Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem. It’s powerful and defiant words, of struggle and rising up from it, feel especially relevant in our current unsettled world.

Five daring female dancers begin a journey of simmering unison, stunning partnering work and tender solos all performed with a gut-wrenching power.

Pounding rhythms and a haunting cello drive the movement and create an intense, stark world where hope dies last. Falling down, gathering up... we rise.

4:15pm to 5:00pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

4:15pm to 5:05pm
1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox: Samantha Baines Samantha Baines c/o Hannah Layton Management

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines ('The Crown', BBC Radio, 'Call the Midwife') brings her smash-hit, five-star show to Brighton, after a twenty-eight show sell-out run in Edinburgh. Sam needs space... The final frontier one. It’s science meets funny. There will be puns, there will be facts, there’ll even be Cox (Brian). “One of the best comedians on the circuit” ***** (Comedy Coroner), “A fantastic show” (Ed Festivals Mag), “Genius” **** (The Mumble), “Multi-faceted talent” **** (Arts Award Voice), “Fabulous” (BBC Science Focus), “One hour of brilliant comedy” **** (Funny Women).

4:20pm to 5:20pm
Immigrant Diaries for Refugees - Sajeela Kershi & Guests Comic Angels

Immigration, migrants, the refugee crisis; hot divisive topics of debate that have been blamed for Brexit, Trump, rise of hate crimes in the past year. How many are there? Why are they coming here? What do they want? And who exactly are these 'bloody foreigners’ anyway? Immigrant Diaries is a chance to come and hear some of those who chose to live and work on this marvelously multi-cultural island. True stories, from the world of entertainment and beyond, provide a a much-needed positive antidote to negative anti-immigration/refugee rhetoric. This popular, critically-acclaimed award-winning show returns for the 5th year. 50% profits for refugees. togetherforbetterdays.org
Statistics don't tell the story, people do.
Winner of Argus Angel Award for artistic excellence (2015).

"Funny and poignant, The Immigrant Diaries should be available on prescription" ***** (Argus)
"catch it at all costs" ***** (Remote Goat).
*****(Fresh Air Fringe)
***** (Asian Culture Vulture)
**** (Broadway Baby)
**** (Latest7)
**** (one4review)
**** (A Younger Theatre)
**** (Arts Award Voice)

Sold out shows, Brighton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London West End, London Southbank Festival Hall, Leicester, WOMAD, House of Lords.

4:30pm to 5:50pm
And Love Walked In Wired Theatre

Wired Theatre are long-standing Brighton Fringe regulars, and have made a name for themselves staging creative site-specific works in unusual places. They take big risks which don't always pay off, but whatever happens, you can expect a quirky but meaningful show which gives you plenty to talk about. This year's production is hosted in a normal house on a "quiet street" in Hove, and explores whether it's possible to fall in love with more than one person at the same time.

How many times can you fall in love? How many people can you love at the same time? These questions arise when certain uninvited guests call, disrupting the comfortable lives of an aging psychotherapist and his charming wife. Confusion, delight and anxiety ensue. Can reason overcome insane passion or will the fragile bubble of marital bliss burst in this quirky, original production by old Fringe favourites? The outcomes can be witnessed in close-up in a quiet house, in a quiet street in Hove. This Brighton based company aims to present devised work that will challenge and amuse audiences.

4:30pm to 5:20pm
Bad Dad Fortress of Dinglitude

3 stars The lights dim to darkness, and there's fraction of perfect silence… then there's just one thing, one very loud thing: one hungry, screaming baby and her bad bad dad. Bad Dad is a light-hearted look at how quickly and certainly your life changes when a new life comes along, and needs feeding, now. Read the full review.

Maltese actor and comedian Chris Dingli returns to the UK with Bad Dad, his hit one-man comedy about parenthood.

Bad Dad is a semi-autobiographical show that chronicles the trials and tribulations of becoming a first-time father. It is a gloriously funny, brutally honest account of Dingli's experience as a father so far.

As one 5 star review put it, “If you never wanted a child, go see this show. If you always wanted a child, go see this show. If you couldn’t care less about children, go see this show – you will still walk out entertained!”

Touch tours available, 24 hours notice needed. Please email jo.caruana@gmail.com to book.

4:30pm to 6:00pm
Choral and Concerto Concert Roedean School

Roedean community musicians perform classic choral favourites by Monteverdi, Handel and Parry. Programme to include student performances of solo and concerto movements by Purcell, Weber and Rutter.

4:45pm to 6:45pm
Shell Shock Smokescreen Productions

One soldier's story of coping with PTSD.

After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tommy's observations on civvy life are comic and moving. His emotional responses to Post Office queues, a trip to Ikea and his relationships and family lead to alienation and anger.

Adapted from the novel 'Shell Shock: The Diary of Tommy Atkins', the play highlights the work of charities Combat Stress and Help For Heroes and is created with the support of the Sussex Armed Forces Network and Anglia Ruskin Veterans and Families Institute.

“Poignant and compelling... direct and witty... engaging and haunting” (The Herald).

4:45pm to 5:45pm
C'est La Vegan Laughing Horse Comedy

Award-winning comic Dave Chawner premieres his new show about turning vegan.

Looking at the origin of food, ideas and views he explores how much choice there is with so few options.

"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 and Channel 4.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Ida Barr: Never Heard The Like Christopher Green

Brighton's Favourite, as faded yet not jaded as a seaside pier, Ida Barr returns!
This former music hall singer used to be quite the shining star, known for her two big hits, 'Oh You Beautiful Doll' and 'Everybody’s Doin’ It'. Now she's embracing a whole new musical genre which she's christened 'Slipped Disco' or 'Artificial Hip-Hop'. To great acclaim, she has launched her new album, 'Get Old or Die Tryin’', and she invites you to join her for an old fashioned, New Wave sing-along. Ida’s going to be mashing up Rhianna with Dan Leno, Omi with Noel Coward and Marie Lloyd with Eminem. Believe us, you ain’t heard nothin' like it.

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

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

5:00pm to 6:30pm
Woodland Tribe Tom Williams

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price.

Build a den, help construct the play castle, or make something small to take home. Each session of two hours is a dynamic mix of design and build. There is a maximum of 30 places per session so book early!

5:00pm to 6:00pm
What's Love Got To Do With It? The Big Comedy Show

From National Bulgarian TV to the London stage, we present a musical sketch comedy show taking a unique look at the lives of people who are either in or starting relationships, often with an unexpected twist.
Some are weird, some are mundane, but everything is based on real events or inspired by stories.
Come and witness the shameful reality of "love".
Featuring an all-star cast from the Royal Academy of Music with original material, familiar tunes and unexpected surprises.
What's love got to do with it... ?
You've got to see it to believe it!

5:00pm to 6:00pm
James Bennison: How to be a Winner James Bennison

James Bennison. Comedian. Winner.
As well as being an award-winning comedian, James has also won every game show in existence. Now you too can learn how to be a winner.
Do you have what it takes to win a Jamesified version of every show from the 80s (to current day) and be awarded the James Bennison Trophy for Winning?
"... a most enjoyable slice of nonsense." (Steve Bennett, Chortle), "... highly entertaining, utterly engaging" **** (Fringe Guru), "... great geeky revelry" **** (Arts Awards Voice).

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fémage à Trois Loquitur Theatre

Directed by Lou-Lou Mason'Safe to Shoot' by Polly Churchill. After 25 years, Cathy, a normal middle-aged woman is back in the dating game. Things aren't going as well as she had hoped, but then she makes a discovery: Cathy has super powers.'Hysteria' by Claire Gordon-Webster. Plain, boring HR manager Bea has stumbled across what she's been searching for her whole adult life. Now she has to prepare for the most extreme transformation of all.'The Best Worst Day of My Life' by Victoria Turnbull. Grace's new life with her little bundle of joy isn't quite what she expected. From sex pacts to cracked nipples and everything in between, Grace navigates the not-so highs and crashing lows of new motherhood.To continue our accessibility programme, we will be holding a Relaxed Performance on Tuesday 9th May 6.30pm especially for new parents and babies. There is some strong language and adult themes throughout so this show isn't suitable for toddlers or children under 14.

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.

5:15pm to 6:15pm
Joseph & Stacy: Live Joseph & Stacy

Sponsored by the Portslade Furniture Warehouse, this show sees the web’s freshest sketch comedy act revitalised on stage. Joseph & Stacy are the proud recipients of numerous awards (including a 'joining in' Cubs badge and a 20m front crawl certificate) but are hanging up their natural talents to fulfil their fathers’ failed dreams of reaching the comedy big time.

If silly skits, senseless sketches and sexy scenarios are your bag, then this is the bag for you (5p included in ticket price)!

5:30pm to 6:25pm
Being Hueman Being White Sardine Productions

Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Brighton, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere. This clown takes us on an absurd adventure in a show about vulnerability, our imperfection and what is beautiful about not being quite normal. Come laugh at what is funny and colourful about 'Being Hueman Being'.

Officially selected as a 2015 Sydney Comedy Festival best emerging comedian.

“A clear winner ... hilarious. His comic timing and attention to detail is impeccable” (What’s On Sydney),
“Truly unique... hilarious” (Eat Drink Play),
“Totally refreshing comedy” (WeekendNotes).

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Get Fit With Bruce Willis Two Foolish

Disco flirts with 'Die Hard' in new comedy drama 'Get Fit With Bruce Willis' – or 'How Jimmy Somerville Saved My Life'.

An ageing Jimmy Somerville impersonator sells his soul to the devil – in the shape of a Yorkshire granny – in return for fame, sex, and money. But his wife, tired of being ignored, is finding love and lust in the arms of a hunky office junior. Desperate for success, he gives himself a week to get fit like Bruce Willis.

In the end he realises he has to stand up for himself – with the help of Jimmy Somerville and Doctor Seuss.

5:40pm to 6:40pm
Mike Mckeon: Irish Jimmy Mike Mckeon

"Jimmy was my grandfather. He was an old rogue. A warning rather than an example. He lived in interesting times."

‘Irish Jimmy’ is an hour of storytelling, interspersed with original songs, that are poignant, dark, humorous and life-affirming. An exploration of identity, family and how we journey to who we become. This beautifully crafted show entertains and mesmerises as you travel through three generations of soldiers and suffragettes, rogues and rebels, songs and stories.

5:45pm to 6:45pm
The Poetry we Make Flugelman Productions

“The man I love... is dead.”

Two lovers: a girl called Elliot and a boy called Robin. He is everything she ever dreamed of... but Robin wants to be someone else.

When Robin decides to transition to become a woman, all that Elliot assumed to be true is turned upside down. Seeking wisdom and comfort, she conjures her hero, Dolly Parton.

Who did she fall in love with: a body, a soul, a gender? Can Elliott learn to love Robin as a woman?

Flugelman Productions presents Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal’s touching new play about love, loss, Dolly Parton and understanding yourself beyond your gender. 

6:00pm to 9:00pm
Yoga for Everyone! Brighton Yoga Festival

Curious about yoga?

Come to our free event with yoga classes (mats provided), meditation, talks and Q&As about yoga, music, special guests, fun and much more! Suitable for both those new to yoga and more experienced yogis. Voluntary donations welcome.

Brighton Yoga Festival is on 8th and 9th July at Hove Cricket Ground - save the date!

6:00pm to 7:10pm
The Picture of Dorian Gray Box Tale Soup

Two-handed company Box Tale Soup have carved out a niche in recent years, giving well-known literary classics a little puppet love. Their props are cardboard, and the puppets that fill most of the roles are just approximations of human form, but somehow that simply makes the stories all the easier to connect with and relate to. Some adaptations work better than others – but they're always worth a look, and this is a chance to catch their latest one before it heads up to Edinburgh.

“What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?”

Dorian Gray, young and beautiful, sinks deep into a frivolous lifestyle of selfish abandon, seemingly unchanged by corruption and untouched by age. But behind a locked door, beneath a heavy curtain, Dorian’s portrait tells a different story ...

Oscar Wilde’s haunting story of evil and debauchery is brought to life in a new adaptation by award-winning company Box Tale Soup, featuring puppetry and a powerful original score.

“They are wonderful” (The Times).

Commissioned by the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Robyn's Bad Decision Time Robyn Perkins

Everyone has a crazy family. Most have bad relationships. Few justify all passion-driven life decisions with high level scientific research. Laugh through Robyn's unbelievable, yet relatable life stories and discover what happens when you don't think before you act. It's a hilarious hour of chatty, upbeat observational comedy, laced with commentary about today's society.

"Sharp, insightful, touching but above all really, really funny" **** (ThreeWeeks), "Witty and sharp" (Chortle).

English Comedian of the Year Finalist (despite being American).

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

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

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Licence to Laugh Comedy Club Universal Adventurer

Comedy Compilation show of some of the best up and coming comics from the UK Comedy Circuit. Different line-up each day, all hosted by Joe Bains who grew up in the deepest darkest parts of India, and then shipped into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Olive and Bosie 368 Theatre Company

Join Lord Alfred Douglas in his prison cell in 1924 as he reflects on his much-publicised relationship with Oscar Wilde and his marriage to his “Princess”, the poet Olive Eleanor Custance.

The award-winning company that presented 'In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer' and 'Brighton Killers' last year, returns with a fascinating and intimate piece exploring one of the 20th century's most intriguing homosexual writers.

6:00pm to 6:45pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

6:00pm to 7:10pm
BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt THE.AM.A - Theater for People with Disabilities

The hunt is on! In the absurd maze of society, who is the hunter? The prey cannot run, nor hide, enslaved in the arrogance of a system that devalues human nature and thrives in the deprivation of hope. A fear-producing industry relentlessly divides us into those producing and those consuming fear.

THE A.M.A. – A professional group of disabled actors from Greece touring under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism and the National Tourism Board (EOT) . The battle to conquer all that is "different", and to combat prejudice within ourselves is the ultimate hunt!

6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Empress and Me Grist To The Mill Productions Ltd

3 stars For a small-scale solo production, The Empress And Me packs some sumptuous visual punch. Telling the life story of Princess Der Ling, a Chinese courtier from the turn of the twentieth century, the lacquered screen at the back of the stage is instantly evocative of a faraway land. In front of it stands Der Ling herself – resplendent in to-us-exotic finery – topped off by what is, even by Brighton standards, a truly extraordinary hat. Read the full review.

Grist To The Mill are best known for their World War One drama The Unknown Soldier, but they also have a long-standing heritage bringing East Asian stories to the British stage. This one-woman show tells the story of Lizzie Yu, who was raised in nineteenth-century France but suddenly found herself returned to the Forbidden City. I saw the team's previous work Diao Chan, and was impressed by how it melded an intriguing but unfamiliar culture with reference points accessible to all.

Lizzie Yu, daughter of a Chinese Diplomat and Eurasian mother, was raised in France to be every bit the Victorian Lady, but when her father is recalled home she suddenly finds herself living in the Forbidden City, entangled in the politics of the Chinese Court and lady in waiting to the infamous Empress Cixi.

The amazing true story of the Princess Der Ling who, following her unique experience of life at the Manchu court and close relationship with the Empress Dowager, became an international celebrity.

From the team behind 'The Unknown Soldier' and 'Gratiano'.

6:15pm to 7:05pm
Lucy Pearman: WIP & a Cabbage Lucy Pearman

"Traditionally, unmarried girls were sent into the veg garden to choose the 'perfect' cabbage." (Anon).
Lucy Pearman presents a work in progress at this years Brighton Fringe. Expect playful nonsense and a talking cabbage. "Brilliantly playful..marks Lucy out as something rather special" (Laugh Out London), "Lucy Pearman is so very endearing to watch and an integral feature of pioneering new comedy in a big way" (Funny Women).

6:30pm to 9:15pm
Pauline Quirke Academy Pauline Quirke Academy Brighton West

PQA is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us every Saturday morning, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy and Drama, Musical Theatre and Film and Television. Build your child's confidence in our all-singing, all-dancing musical theatre workshop, suitable for 6-15 year olds. 4-5 year olds can also join in the fun in our Poppets class designed to encourage young children to develop their performance and communication skills as they create and explore stories and songs.

6:30pm to 7:25pm
Macblair Falling Sparrow Productions

4 stars Do you like politics? Do you know your Shakespeare? Then you're going to love MacBlair. The concept sounds gimmicky – Macbeth re-mastered, with Tony Blair in the title role and Gordon Brown as Banquo – but there's real depth and weight to writer Charlie Dupre's audacious tragi-comic adaptation. Employing a mix of Shakespearean text and newly-penned pentameters, Dupre delivers both humour and provocation, revealing in the process not just an appreciation of modern political history but a deep understanding of the Bard's original themes. Read the full review.

The story of New Labour, with Blair as Macbeth and Brown as Banquo? It feels like it must have been done before… and somewhere, perhaps, it has. But this "Shakespearean tragicomedy" sounds fresh enough to me; the press release promises an intriguing mix of comedy, physical theatre and rap. It has a full cast but it's the brainchild of oftentime solo performer Charlie Dupré, whose previous Bardic mash-up earned 4* from us for its witty rhymes and intelligent, knowing irreverence.

It is 1994. Returning from a successful parliamentary meeting, Macblair and Macbrown meet three weird hacks on a stairwell in the House of Commons. They prophesy that Macblair will become leader of the Labour party, then Prime Minister, and eventually... King of the World.

This is the story of Tony Blair as a Shakespearean tragicomedy. Performed by 3 actors, it uses verse, rap, comedy and physical theatre to examine the inner workings of one of the most detested men in modern political discourse.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Eulogy of Toby Peach Albion in the Community

"I was born on the 18th December, 1988. I dressed up as a bandicoot once. I was diagnosed with cancer 3,322,000 minutes ago... " Toby has come to deliver his eulogy. Join him as he enters the (not so) exclusive Cancer Club, sample chemotherapy cocktails, select the perfect funeral playlist and marvel at Willy Wonka's lifesaving stem cell machine. Experience a young man's journey with cancer in this honest, fascinating and inspiring exploration of modern science and the body, discovery of self-mortality and celebration of life. Part of www.speakupagainstcancer.org from Albion in the Community.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
The ‘Cult’ in Screen Culture The ‘Cult’ in Screen Culture

The term 'cult' is a contested category. Precisely what constitutes a 'cult' film is, like many labels, hard to identify. A combination of production, text, and fan activity, there is little to connect 'Plan 9 from Outer Space' (1959), 'Pink Flamingos' (1972) and 'The Shawshank Redemption' (1994). And yet the term 'cult' seems appropriate to all three. This talk from the University of Brighton's Film & Screen Studies degree team examines different kinds of cult media, the processes by which media achieve cult status, and the kinds of media which are excluded from the category.

6:35pm to 7:35pm
Dracula Let Them Call It Mischief

We all know the 'Dracula' story... or do we? Join the first Romanian immigrant as he strikes fear into the male establishment with some surprising consequences.

5 actors take on lots of characters in this funny, fast paced retelling of the classic Gothic tale. Expect from the company described as "laugh out loud" (WhatsOnStage) and "annoyingly talented" (Theatre Bubble), 'a genuine treat' (The Stage).

Fresh from a sell-out run in Edinburgh and London, this "side-splittingly funny" ***** (Theatre News) "show to die for" ***** (Edinburgh Reporter) comes to Brighton Fringe for three nights only!

6:45pm to 7:30pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

7:00pm to 9:30pm
Krater Comedy Club Komedia

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).

7:00pm to 7:55pm
The Cult of Comedy presents... The Cult of Comedy

An hour of entertainment from musicians, clowns and wordmongers of all flavours, local and international, showcasing the best Brighton Fringe has to offer.

"... a smorgasbord of different voices finding the funny in new places... in the assured and comedically strong hands of Zehra, Cult Of Comedy is a welcome addition to the list of Fringe comedy nights, with a feel and tone all of its own" (The Latest).

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Model Organisms Cast Iron Theatre

4 stars A woman stands alone on the stage, under a stuttering light. She's dressed in a jumpsuit, labelled with a number; she's escaped from somewhere – a prison, or something else? She's a bereaved mother, a victim of abuse, the owner of an unbroken spirit. She's also, in a sense, a weapon. Model Organism is the story of how she got there. Read the full review.

She can save the human race. She must not be allowed to leave. When humanity is brought to the brink and society is stripped away, only the fittest will survive.

Cast Iron Theatre produces original short and full length plays throughout the year. Brighton based, they nurture new talent and promote exciting new writing.

7:00pm to 8:20pm
And Love Walked In Wired Theatre

Wired Theatre are long-standing Brighton Fringe regulars, and have made a name for themselves staging creative site-specific works in unusual places. They take big risks which don't always pay off, but whatever happens, you can expect a quirky but meaningful show which gives you plenty to talk about. This year's production is hosted in a normal house on a "quiet street" in Hove, and explores whether it's possible to fall in love with more than one person at the same time.

How many times can you fall in love? How many people can you love at the same time? These questions arise when certain uninvited guests call, disrupting the comfortable lives of an aging psychotherapist and his charming wife. Confusion, delight and anxiety ensue. Can reason overcome insane passion or will the fragile bubble of marital bliss burst in this quirky, original production by old Fringe favourites? The outcomes can be witnessed in close-up in a quiet house, in a quiet street in Hove. This Brighton based company aims to present devised work that will challenge and amuse audiences.

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

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

7:00pm to 7:55pm
Museumpiece Arna Spek

Arna Spek (BBC Radio 4 New act competition, Leicester Square theatre New act semi final 2016) is ready to make you laugh! Join her for a hilarious 30 minute stand-up comedy show about how she belongs in a Museum. In fact, she already is a true museum piece. Stories of dangerous awkwardness and hilarious observations will come flying at you! Can Arna survive in 21st century Britain? It is a question that might be more literal than she wants it to be. A show about enjoying this modern society.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Comedy Sans Frontieres Laughtermarket Productions

Stand-up comedy in support of Medécins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).

An hour of comedy with a different guest or two each night. Comedy Sans Frontieres takes a look at the upside-down world we live in, with big laughs and the occasional gasp for audiences. It promises to be socially conscious (tick), morally motivated (tick), and clever (mmm, not always). Mostly it's just very silly. Comedy Sans Frontieres supports the charity MSF, donating some of the ticket price to their work in war-torn regions and areas of natural disaster. The show is hosted by Comedy Sans Frontieres founder, Sami Stone.
"Well crafted jokes, touched with poignancy'"(Fringe Review).
Compilation shows from the archive have featured the likes of Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, Robin Ince, Marcus Brigstocke, Nick Helm, Simon Munnery and Josie Long to name a few.

For further precise programming details see 'Junkyard Dogs' website or facebook page.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Soundtrek Resound Male Voices

Resound is a group of 18 male voices. We invite you on a choral journey around the world in various languages and at different temperatures. You’ll be delighted by the humour to be found in England, frozen in Canada, dance your way through Argentina, and find out what Staffan is doing in Sweden. Get hot under the collar with Ramkali in India and then cool down in the South African rain. Perhaps you’ll like the taste of Irish seaweed? The boys are joined by Basil Richmond on keyboard, Paul Whiteside on Double Bass and directed by the Swedish opera singer and vocal coach Stefan Holmström.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo! Pointblank Promotions

Hilarious. Charming. Traditional. Universally funny and yet so very Japanese.

The 2016 official Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Show from Japan is coming to Brighton!

Canada's very own. Japan’s adopted son. Katsura Sunshine brings the art of Rakugo (Japanese storytelling) to Sweet Venues!

Heading for London’s West End and New York's Off-Broadway later this year, don’t miss Sunshine and his Japanese world.

Come for an hour of laughter, and leave with a piece of Japan in your heart!

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Brighton's Singing Barber Peter Joannou Brighton's Singing Barber

Brighton's Singing Barber, Peter Joannou, puts his comb to one side, picks up his microphone and sings those classic beautiful songs from the Great American Songbook made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley and many more.
Peter Joannou will also be singing songs from his new album and be accompanied by Su Burgoyne on the grand piano.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Spectacular Sisters Sha Wylie Wonders

A joyously humorous celebration of what it is to be a sister. Reminiscences from the early days of walkie-talkie dolls, contented turn-taking rides on a very little portly pony, and youth club punch ups. Marriage, children and middle age intervening along the way. And finally, arriving at the sisters' shared journey to a blissfully dotty old age. (Speak for yourself, sister says!) Along the way, Sha Wylie, with "her inimitable warmth" (Latest 7), will look at the experiences of other more famous and certainly more sensational sisters.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Terabac Terabac

Enter cabaret-land, where a troupe of insects have gathered. Foraging vestiges from our human world and with bold integrity, they tell us about their domain. Fantastical hybrid costumes, hovering words, buzzing soundscapes; the show is subversive, comedic and thoughtful. The utterly strange rituals, feeding and procreating habits of these creatures are out of this world, with their quick turnover of generations, speedy adaptation and intricate inter-dependency. But as the theatre of insects progresses, we realise they have an urgent message to convey, are we ready to listen?

BSL (British Sign Language ) Interpreted performance: 28th May.

Touch tours available 30 minutes before the first performance each day. Please email buzz@terabac.co.uk to book.

7:00pm to 7:45pm
What is Normal? HimmelTheater

Powerful tragicomic drama with masks.

Are you feeling stressed? It’s a disease!
Are you sad? It’s a disease! Paranoid? Schizophrenic? Who invented those words? Could we just be more... sensitive?

It all begins with the daily check-up of the patients; doc knows what she is doing...

In a vortex of deep feelings, we will meet all the guests and hear their stories. There is Lucilla, trapped in her childhood with her lovely friend, a ceramic doll.

The bride will appear, to tell the story of how love can make you 'crazy'.

What is real? In the hospital, you can easily lose your way... Someone believes the doc, someone is trying to fight against her... Can you judge what is normal and what is not?

Maybe at the end of the show you will just stop to judge and start to think.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gemma Arrowsmith: EARTHLING Gemma Arrowsmith

In 1977 NASA launched Voyagers 1 and 2 to explore the outer solar system. After their mission was complete, these spacecraft continued into deep space carrying golden phonograph records which contained sounds and images from Earth. This show is about the lifeforms who find those records -and whether they decide to reply.
Sketches and characters from Gemma Arrowsmith ('Tracey Ullman’s Show', 'Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish') charting the best and worst humanity has to offer.
“The greatest female comedy actor of the 21st century, says Vic Reeves” (Vic Reeves).

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Only in Brighton! Only in Brighton

A fact-filled walk celebrating our unique city. Discover what connects ABBA to the Portuguese Revolution. A stained wall to a worldwide brand. Mount Everest to Tesco's in Hove. A 19th century vegetarian. Britain's oldest clown. A same-sex wedding in 1923.

"Thoughtful and captivating" ***** (Love Fringe), "Funny, entertaining and well-informed" **** (Latest 7).

7:15pm to 8:15pm
Paul Revill: Revillations Paul Revill

Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, heads to Brighton Fringe with his debut hour. The true story of how he got the acting role of a lifetime... and how it all went wrong. Drink! Drugs! Police! Perfume? All will be revealed. "This bright sparky chappy was a real quick-witted geezer" ***** (ArtsInLeicestershire.co.uk), "Steals the show" **** (ThreeWeeks), "Likability and charm assure the audience they are in safe hands" (Chortle.co.uk).

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Alfie Lantern Theatre

"Sexual intercourse began in nineteen sixty-three” wrote Philip Larkin, and 'Alfie', written in 1963, feels as relevant today as it did then.

Alfie loves women, apparently, in the same way as pussy-grabbing Donald Trump does. And women love them back, apparently? This stylish production revisits Bill Naughton's classic play of sexual politics - when women were 'birds', 'asking for it' and needed a good slap to keep them in their place. But are things so very different now?

Starring Steve Harris and produced by the award-winning team behind 5 star shows 'Screaming Inside' (Argus Angel), and 'Contraction and Fr Damien'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30pm to 8:15pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Nicole Henriksen: Techno Glitter Penguins Nicole Henriksen

Award-nominated alternative Australian comedian, Nicole Henriksen, makes her Brighton debut with 'Techno Glitter Penguins', a fresh serving of her trademark high-energy, pro-femme, absurd, comedy goodness.
It's an all over body experience that will enrich your soul, bring new meaning to your life, and leave you thinking "that's something you only see at Fringe!"
You're welcome.
Sold out: Fringe World 2015
Best Comedy nominee: Fringe World 2015
***** (TheatreReviews.co.uk).

7:30pm to 8:40pm
The Brighton Killers 368 Theatre Company

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Sure Choice, this is another tale of real-life crime in the atmospheric, claustrophobic surrounds of the town hall's Old Police Cells. The cleverly-planned performance sees the audience split into groups to hear the tales of three murders, told by the murderers themselves. Though they lived in different eras and killed for different reasons, perhaps there's more to link them than meets the eye. I bagged the last ticket of a sell-out run last year, so book early this time.

Last year's sell-out success returns to the Old Police Cells as Brighton murderers tell their true stories in the building where one of them tried to flush away the evidence that would condemn him, and another's body was put on display for the morbid delectation of 23,000 members of the public.

"This is a darkly enthralling immersive, immensely enjoyable theatre event." (Broadway Baby).

"What makes this succeed on all levels is the in-depth character studies that bring the Brighton Killers to life." (remotegoat).

"Well-written, atmospheric and blackly comic" (Reviews Hub).

7:30pm to 8:25pm
Flowerpot Women Izzie and Dora

In a garden far away, in a world a lot like this one, in a conversation that has already happened, Eddie asks Garland: "What's it all about?" And Garland answers, "I don't know." Described by audiences as "Beckett in the Suburbs" and "French and Saunders on acid", 'Flowerpot Women' is a darkly comedic theatre piece performed outdoors in an intimate garden setting. With guest appearances from Willy the scarecrow (praised for his strong and stoic performance), this extraordinary happening sees Eddie and Garland invite members of The Outside into their world for a first and final time.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Stones Artlandish Productions

4 stars Stones is a finely-balanced, even contradictory play, whose elegant visuals and cultivated language disguise a brutal and dehumanising world. A man and a woman share a prison cell; she at least is free to move, while he stands chained to a pillar. She's a newcomer, we quickly learn, but he's stood like this for years. He's the only survivor of three brothers who one were chained here – able to speak but never to touch, powerless to reach out and offer comfort as, one by one, they died. Read the full review.

Jasper has spent months alone in his cell since his brothers passed. Now a light shines through in the form of a Rose. But is his new companion all she appears to be? Locked in a prison away from anything, who is to say what is a mere story and what is a memory of a very real past? After the critical acclaim of their production 'Un-titled', Artlandish Productions presents their brand new play. Combining the company's usual style of pathos and pithiness, 'Stones' looks at the mind's ability to make a heaven of a hell. And vice versa.

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Beauty of Mantra Soulful Singing

A magical, candlelit evening of uplifting, meditative and devotional Buddhist mantra with beautiful, soulful harmonies. We will chant a mantra in a beautiful sacred space and light candles as a symbol of our highest aspirations. (Please note: this is a participatory event. There will be a cafe afterwards selling delicious wholesome chai and cakes.)

“I was totally immersed in a very blissful state and could have gone on all night! Gorgeous evening. Thank you." (Previous participant)

Mahasukha is a very experienced Soulful Singing and Mantra leader. Mantras and songs are available to download at mahasukha.bandcamp.com

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Colour Me Choral: A Choral Concert of Gospel, Classics & New Music Brighton City Singers/MJ Paranzino

Did you know that every sound has a colour? What are your true colours? And what happens when all those colours blend together in a choir?
Come and discover an amazing choral rainbow experience in a truly sense-ational event of sound, light and rhythm with original compositions as well as popular classics, in a multimedia concert with over 200 singers.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Much Ado About Bingo Boogaloo Stu

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your Bingo Dabber! Join 1970s telly host and crimplene-clad showbiz legend Derek Daniels for a sensationally silly Shakespearean round of retro musical bingo. Listen carefully as Derek sings a medley of stupendous 1970s hits, whilst casually dropping Shakespearean quotes into his scintillating conversation. Grab your bingo card and tick off the songs and quotes as you hear them, in a frantic bid to win the Full House and claim your prize. Derek will be joined onstage by his old showbiz sidekick Ronnie Hazelnut at the piano.

7:30pm to 10:00pm
Bach's Sonatas & Partitas for solo Violin & Chamber music for String Trio & Guitar Music at Saint Michael's

We welcome violinist Benedict Cruft along with his fine Cruft-Robertson-Pleeth String Trio and guest guitarist, Paul Gregory. The Bach: Saturday is the Partitas in E and D minor and the Sonata in A minor. Sunday is the G minor and C major Sonatas and the B minor Partita. Friday 19th is the 3 Beethoven Op. 9 Trios and a Trio movement by Schubert. Friday 26th is the Schubert B flat string Trio, his G major Guitar Quartet with Paul Gregory and Beethoven's Op. 8 Serenade. Friday the 2nd is a Bach Organ Sonata in arrangement, Beethoven's Op. 3 Trio and the Mozart Divertimento in E flat. Free parking is available.

7:30pm to 10:00pm
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: The Superhero Show Brighton Gay Men's Chorus

They move among you unseen. To the untrained eye they appear just like you and me, but that's just a smokescreen. Then, Bam! Pow! Suddenly, there they are: righting wrongs; saving the day; helping you choose your wallpaper. They are the superpowered Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus.

7:30pm to 8:40pm
Off the Top Soho Playhouse Inc

Science rapper Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin (host of 'Science Goes to the Movies' on PBS) to explore the brain basis of improvisation and comedy. A married couple in real life, Baba and Heather bring you the latest science while putting their odd-couple relationship under the microscope. Learn how a rapper seduces a scientist, how hard it is to solve a math problem while rapping, and how your subconscious mind influences your daily thoughts and feelings.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Sam and Ben: Shnozzleballers! The One-Eyed Men

Sam and Ben fled a supernatural wizard realm 700 years ago after being challenged to a deadly game of Shnozzleball, which they were too chicken to accept. Now their magical past is catching up to them. Join them as they traverse a weird and wonderful landscape of talking hats, mystical riddles and wizarding duels!

7:40pm to 8:40pm
Confidence Tricks Hannah Chutzpah

Poetry show about what makes us feel confident – or not.

This lyrical lecture looks at the psychology and sociology of what makes us tick and what gets us through – from kindness and creativity through to swearing and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.

Reworked from five-star Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Asking Nicely’, and fresh from a UK tour.

Contains: feminism, funnies, wit, wordplay, and an A2 flipchart.

"This show had me giggling, sobbing and punching the air - sometimes simultaneously." (Opus Independents).

8:00pm to 10:40pm
Superhappyland Comedy Superhappyland

'Super Happy Land' is the re-imagining of 70’s children’s favourite ‘Tiswas’ relocated to a pub basement. Music, audio, visuals, cross dressing and seven eclectic comics hosted by the unstoppable Kayo.
It’s a night of marvellous anarchic danger that means anything could happen and most likely only once.
At 'Super Happy Land' you don't just come for the comedy, you also come to party.
Comedy harder! Party harder!

8:00pm to 9:10pm
Werewolf: Live Moonshot Games

If you've ever played the parlour game Werewolf, then you'll know what to expect from this panel show. If you haven't, think murder-mystery crossed with Big Brother: contestants drawn from the audience trade accusations and vie for loyalty, while an unseen assassin bumps them off, one by one, during the night. I saw an early version of this show at the Vault Festival in London, and it was a lot of fun watching the secret machinations unfold. Jon Gracey, formerly of the Beta Males, hosts.

A hidden role game a la Secret Hitler or The Resistance, Werewolf is a classic of deduction and bluffing. Players are either werewolves or villagers. Your goal? Wolves must kill villagers; villagers must kill wolves.

Werewolf is traditionally played with mates in a living room, but Jon Gracey off of sketch tits The Beta Males (***** Three Weeks/Broadway Baby/Spoonfed/Fringe Guru/Skinny/Time Out) has created a theatrical gaming experience like no other.

Come and participate in a huge, live extravaganza as player or spectator – some of YOU will be playing on stage, fighting for your lives!

8:00pm to 9:15pm
Lamb Chops Lamb Comedy Productions

Confused about which comedy show to see? Lamb Chops is the answer! At 2016's award winning 'Best Venue' you can devour meaty cutlets of comedy acts performing across the Fringe. MC'd by Brighton's favourite comics with a new line up every weekend, & featuring our favourite funniest people in all the world, ever! This is your Sunday afternoons sorted!

8:00pm to 9:00pm
Licence to Laugh Comedy Club Universal Adventurer

Comedy Compilation show of some of the best up and coming comics from the UK Comedy Circuit. Different line-up each day, all hosted by Joe Bains who grew up in the deepest darkest parts of India, and then shipped into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence.

8:00pm to 9:10pm
Mary and Me Wild Productions

Wild Productions presents ‘Mary and Me’.
Written and performed by Irene Kelleher.
Directed by Belinda Wild.
Ireland, 1986. A 15-year-old girl dies giving birth at a grotto. But before then there’s pending maths exams, an important art project to finish. And what to do about Peter?
Previous acclaim for Wild Productions and Irene Kelleher in ‘Mrs Shakespeare’, Brighton Fringe 2015:
***** (The Argus).
Winner: Argus Angel Award.
“Kelleher was outstanding” ***** (Broadway Baby).
***** (Female Arts).
***** (TV BOMB).

8:15pm to 9:15pm
BEASTS Present Mr Brighton 2017 BEASTS

Fresh from a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Beasts bring their critically acclaimed comedy extravaganza to Brighton. Brace yourselves for an epic battle of intelligence, talent, guile and brawn, where the road to glory is paved with broken friendships and shredded dignity. Who will emerge victorious and be crowned Mr Brighton 2017? You decide. BEASTS have appeared on BBC Three, Comedy Central and BBC Radio 4. Directed by Tom Parry. “The new breed of sketch show” (Guardian), “A tsunami of silliness” **** (Telegraph), “Unforgettably nutty” **** (Times).

8:30pm to 9:25pm
Are Strings Attached? Yama Theatre Productions

Your home is the venue when DOG, former graffiti legend, comes to your house for a consultation in this darkly comic grown-up reworking of Pinocchio. Prepare to be delighted and confounded and to have your credulity tested to the max in this thrilling exploration of aspiration and the Big Question of existence itself! High class theatre as up close as you'll ever get. "If I had to pick one show that encapsulates what the Fringe is all about, I might well pick this on"( Fringeguru 2013). Book in advance. Invite your friends. BN1, BN2 and BN3 only.

8:30pm to 9:15pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

8:30pm to 10:00pm
Musical Bingo It's Unknown Entertainment

It’s just like regular bingo, but instead of shouting out numbers we play songs! Each round takes on a different theme of song choices, these could be based on either a decade, genre or just a quirky random topic.
Unique cards are handed out whilst one of our fabulously entertaining hosts introduces the rules and the prizes.
Then, it’s over to the DJs Rapture and Jonny Unknown as they spin a quick fire medley of tunes while players simply mark 'em off their bingo cards accordingly. Prizes are won for one, two and three lines, and finally the Grand Prize: The Full House! Oh, and if that wasn’t enough excitement already, then you can also expect some other little twists along the way, like the "multi-choice mystery boxes", and the chance to gamble your grand prize winnings on the Killer Question. What will you decide to do?

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

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

"A cracking comedy selection" ***** (Cream of the Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe), "A fantastic night of comedy" **** (Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe), "Kept the crowd well entertained" **** (Rip It Up, Adelaide), "A Strong show of fresh comedy" **** (Argus, Brighton).

8:30pm to 9:30pm
Richard Carpenter's Close to You A Carpenter

Remember this guy? He used to be on top of the world, to the left of (and slightly behind) superstar Karen. Nowadays, Richard Carpenter is finally a solo act, still looking down on creation from behind his piano. So... Where do we go from here? Well, get yourself a ticket to ride, and buckle up. A colourful hybrid of character comedy, dramatic monologue and live music gig, Richard Carpenter's 'Close to You' is an epic account of the ultimate control freak, performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, the guy to the left behind the piano from that other celebrated musical double act 'Frisky & Mannish'. Come for the virtuosic renditions of the Carpenters' catchiest tunes, stay for the harrowing scenes of psychological torment. Cos Solitaire's the only game in town! Praise for Jones: "Wildly talented" (Independent). "A terrific lead" (Time Out). "Such a compelling performer" (Exeunt). "Hugely entertaining" (The Guardian). THIS PARODY SHOW IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH RICHARD CARPENTER IN ANY WAY. IT IS A WORK OF FICTION INSPIRED BY HIS LEGACY AND INTENDED WITH LOVE. AND IF BIRDS SUDDENLY APPEAR, WELL, THAT'S JUST A COINCIDENCE.

8:30pm to 9:20pm
My Fanny Valentine Leggy Blonde Productions

Megan was looking forward to her hot date with a doctor. Imagine her disappointment at discovering she’d inadvertently booked an appointment with a gynaecologist. An eclectic mix of music, comedy, and storytelling, liberally sprinkled with cabaret.

From the people that brought you 'Love Me Tinder Cabaret' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, get ready to start spreading the news about a new exciting cabaret.

“Megan Juniper is a good host for the evening and an enthusiastic performer” (Broadway World).

8:35pm to 9:25pm
So You Say Different Productions

When ex-lovers meet after a gap of many years, what can we believe about the stories they tell?

'So You Say' explores the divergence of the stories we tell about events and shared experiences. Do these unreliable narratives arise from differing perspectives, self deception, or downright dishonesty?

A fast-paced journey through the past and the present. Funny, shocking, and bittersweet.

With Charly Sommers and Russell Shaw
Directed by Sam Chittenden.

8:45pm to 9:45pm
Reality Check Laughing Horse Comedy

Athena Kugblenu has watched, listened and looked for a long time, and now she's grown tired of the conventions of the left wing press. 'Reality Check' is the hotly anticipated debut hour from an adroit comic who's found her voice and isn't afraid to use it. Issues including politics, class, immigration and heritage will be explored in a way that encompasses, rather than isolates, highlights rather than diminishes and relentlessly challenges stereotype. "An intelligent set that managed to be both easily accessible and playful and still say something serious" (Bruce Dessau).

9:00pm to 10:00pm
According to Angelica Wanton Minds Prods/Primpinella Prods

This play takes a fresh look at Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet from the Nurse's point of view, and how she became Juliet's nurse. In doing so it gives an account of the nurse's history and introduces a surprising twist interpretation of this British classic.

9:00pm to 10:45pm
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Who Runs the World Tour Exchange Events Ltd

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

9:00pm to 10:00pm
The Sweet Release Sweet Venues

This is how your night at Brighton Fringe ends: not with a whimper, but a bang! Join the hottest up-and-coming acts from all across Brighton Fringe for our late night revue.

Check out our Twitter feed and website to find out which new fringe acts will be at Sweet throughout the festival.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Lucy McCormick's 'Triple Threat' Lucy McCormick

Post-popular prodigy Lucy McCormick and her Girl Squad present a trashstep-DubPunk morality play for the modern world. Casting herself in all the main roles, Lucy will attempt to re-connect to her own moral conscience by reenacting the New Testament via a Nu-wave holy trinity of dance, power ballads and performance art. With trademark absurdism and enthusiasm, Lucy puts her best foot forward in the face of existential deadlock.

Triple Threat has been commissioned by hab and Contact for Works Ahead, with support from Soho Theatre and Marlbourgh and funding from Arts Council England.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Terabac Terabac

Enter cabaret-land, where a troupe of insects have gathered. Foraging vestiges from our human world and with bold integrity, they tell us about their domain. Fantastical hybrid costumes, hovering words, buzzing soundscapes; the show is subversive, comedic and thoughtful. The utterly strange rituals, feeding and procreating habits of these creatures are out of this world, with their quick turnover of generations, speedy adaptation and intricate inter-dependency. But as the theatre of insects progresses, we realise they have an urgent message to convey, are we ready to listen?

BSL (British Sign Language ) Interpreted performance: 28th May.

Touch tours available 30 minutes before the first performance each day. Please email buzz@terabac.co.uk to book.

9:00pm to 10:00pm
Tina C's President-C Christopher Green

Tina C is the multi-award-winning country music singer who went from White Trash almost to the White House. In her sensational autobiography 'Complete and Utter Country' she outlined her two failed bids for the Presidency. In this new show she reflects on being John the Baptist to Trump’s Jesus Christ, which is billing she is not pleased about. How has the presidency changed since Washington and how much does Donald J. owe to Tina C. All of this whilst singing top country music songs from her new album about falling in love, 'You’re Rubbing Off On Me' and many stella numbers from her unique back catalogue from 'No Dick’s As Hard As My Life' to' If You Can’t Live Without Me (Where Weren’t You Dead When I Met You?)'.

9:00pm to 10:05pm
The Writers' Bloc Unmasked Theatre

Soviet Russia, 1937. Deflecting public attention away from his deadly purges, Joseph Stalin commissions a great book to be written. Five great writers are placed in a room with an infinite supply of vodka, cigarettes and fear. For each writer it is their last chance, and every word is loaded.

A fictional thriller based on the works of Yevgeny Zamyatin ('We'), Mikhail Bulgakov ('The Master and Magherita'), and Boris Pasternak ('Dr Zhivago'), The Writers’ Bloc mixes a tense blend of violence, comedy and physical theatre.

Written by Luke Ofield, produced by Unmasked Theatre (Trojan Women).

9:15pm to 10:00pm
Mobile The Paper Birds

5 stars Shows in unorthodox spaces are a staple delight of the Fringe, and this year we have Mobile, performed to a tiny audience in a caravan parked up beside the Warren. The caravan doesn't actually go anywhere; the play is about being "socially mobile", and it's based around interviews with a group of men and women who've achieved that much-vaunted goal. Each is wealthier, better-connected, and better-educated than their parents – and each feels a sense of conflict now, proud of their roots yet sensing that somehow they've moved on. Read the full review.

Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre. A Paper Birds production.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?

An intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

“Mobile neatly turns the caravan into a magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise” (The Guardian).

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Circus'sission: Those That Made The Cut! Brighton Spiegeltent with Head First Acrobats

A variety mash-up of circus superstars, Spiegeltent legends and the hottest acts of this year\'s Brighton Fringe. Presented by your favourite Aussie acrobats, the boys from Head First. With a rotating cast each night, different fringe artist guests get to showcase their best, weirdest and most hilarious talents, backed up by the incredible acrobatics and comedy of the Head First Acrobats. A little bit raunchy, a little bit weird, and a whole lot of fun.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Cabaret OTT (On The Tube) Nuno Sabroso

Following a sell-out run and rave audience reviews for his last show, Nuno Sabroso is bringing his latest cabaret to Brighton.

‘Cabaret OTT’ follows an ordinary platform attendant on his extraordinary journey underground. Get ready to meet the city’s crazy, lonely, joyous, manic, glamorous, tragic and downright strange characters as their lives intersect for a brief moment in time. ‘Cabaret OTT’ will make you laugh, cry, tap your toes and at times wonder what the heck is going on!

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Even God Knew I Was GAY Jilberto Soto

In case you were wondering...

Jilberto is a Seattle-based comic who has brought his talents to London. He is a corporate professional snob during the day and just a snob at night. His sexual and racial (Mexican) comedic style have often been referred to as personal yet embarrassing by his older brother.

What about the show...

This show will immerse the audience explaining my move from Seattle to London, with the exploration of a gay dating struggle for a Catholic Mexican. Overall, it’s the journey to find what acceptance means within one self.

9:45pm to 10:45pm
Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop Stamptown

Winner: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016.

Award-winning Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo return to Brighton a year after taking home the Best Comedy Award! Through a series of surreal and free-flowing vignettes, Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn take the audience on an absurd trip through their wild imagination into the deepest, darkest depths of stupidity!

“This was a true fringe highlight” ***** (The Latest).

“Your new favourite double act” ****.5 (Steve Bennett, Chortle).

“Everyone is a little bit in love with them” **** (The Scotsman).

Directed by Jonny Woolley.

10:00pm to 10:55pm
Wank Bank Masterclass Rural Ranga

Rural Ranga, the Australian artist who created an art book from his happy ending massages in New York City, brings you an informative, interactive and playful masterclass of original techniques to perfect the art of handling your partner’s member (or even your own). You’ll expand on your sensual skills in a comfortable, how-to-do environment with Taoist genital massage moves like Rock around the Cock, The Wiggle and Palm Sunday.

“Stimulating and possibly life-changing show” ***** (Richard Beck, Broadway Baby).

10:00pm to 11:00pm
Sean McLoughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forever Sean McLoughlin

Heal your wounds with another hour of stand-up from "The best comedian you haven't heard of yet" (Time Out), "One brilliant punchline after another... a comedian who is in complete control" **** (The List), "At once hilarious and painfully revelatory" **** (Chortle), "blindsides you out of nowhere" **** (Shortcom), "A terrifically intense, eloquent hour of comedy" (The Independent), ***** (Threeweeks), **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine), **** (Broadway Baby).

As seen on Russell Howard's 'Stand-Up Central' and 'Comedy Central Live At The Comedy Store'. Support act for Ricky Gervais and Katherine Ryan.

10:10pm to 11:10pm
Talking to the Dead Griffin and Jones

Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Magicians Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Using techniques from Victorian seance rooms, they invite you to join them in an unforgettable journey into the unknown. Will you face your fears and join them as they peer into the Great Beyond and ask the question, "Is anybody there?".

Sceptics and believers welcome.
Sold out Brighton and Guildford Fringes 2016.

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

The worldwide hit show returns with a revolving line-up of great comedians from around the Fringe with hilarious material based around that most noble of pursuits, shagging!

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

"Spectacular... amazing" ***** (Melbourne Comedy Festival).

"Excellent" ***** (www.edfringe.com).

"Utterly hilarious" ****½ (The West Australian, Perth Fringe World).

"The show had me laughing from start to finish... one of the best value comedies I’ve seen at this year’s fringe" **** (Broadway Baby).

10:30pm to 11:30pm
Petrushka Crimson Horse Theatre

Petrushka loves the Dancer... the Dancer loves the Moor... the Moor loves himself! In a world where puppets move without strings, who will win the girl and craved freedom? Crimson Horse Theatre relaunches in this year's Brighton Fringe Festival by returning to the original dark Russian folk tale that toured the fairgrounds in the Victorian Era, long before Stravinski's ballet. This five handed performance gives the tale of Petrushka a new lease of life. Will the evil Puppet Master have his wicked way and get his desired power? Is the Grinning Terror all he seems? And will Petrushka finally find his voice? Directed and adapted by Sascha Cooper

10:30pm to 11:30pm
Carol Cates Carol Cates

Carol Cates has been performing as Lady Carol all over the world for over a decade, America, Canada, all over Europe and Australia. In the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House. On boats, barges, and bridges. Caves, castles and kitchens. Pubs, clubs, and all the exciting social hubs. But, things change, shoes wear out, jumpers unravel and stage names no longer fit.

A brand new hour from award-winning chanteuse Carol Cates.

"Utterly intoxicating" **** (Time Out), "One of the biggest voices you'll ever hear” ***** (BBC), "Reduced me to tears and fits of giggles simultaneously” ***** (ThreeWeeks).

10:30pm to 12:30am
Krater Comedy Club Komedia

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).

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

After 3 sold out seasons, The Disco Lovers return to their now-legendary late night slots at the awesome Spiegeltent. With their irrepressible mix of joy and humour, they promote inclusivity, raise money for good causes, and of course play EPIC Disco and Classic House music all night long!  

11:00pm to 12:00am
About an hour About an hour

Join Jules, Catherine and Roz for about an hour of stand-up comedy. Find out why Jules hates falconry, why Catherine will never write a novel and why Roz likes getting older. Many other important topics will be covered. As heard on BBC Radio and Radio 4Extra.

"Original ideas and witty lines" (Chortle),
"Very cleverly written with some great jokes" (Notts Comedy Review),
"Charming persona and well honed gags" (Latest 7).

11:15pm to 12:15am
Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan Nathan Willcock

Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedian runner-up, brings a stand-up show to Brighton Fringe. It's going to be really funny. It'll most likely feature jokes loosely weaved around the themes of success, being a millennial, love and our current political situation. He will also probably mention a textile designer from the 19th century. "Slick and Silly" (Steve Bennett, Chortle), "Spot-on political jokes" (Arts Awards Voice).

11:30pm to 12:30am
LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn LJ DA FUNK

Abrasive satire for Guardian-readers disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun-readers so as not to alienate the proletariat. Blasting Brexit head-on with all the vitriol of Nigel Farage at a multicultural jamboree, Alabama's most dangerous export tackles the new order of British and world fascism with his raucous wit and bombast. Imagine Ian Hislop on crack.

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year winner.
LaughingHorse New Act of the Year finalist.

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. LJ DA FUNK has crossed that line and kicked it to death" (The List).

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

The legendary late show returns.

12:00am to 12:00am
Barbara Merkriti

Barbara Graham's case is a shocking miscarriage of justice and a declaration should be made by the Governor of the State of California to rectify this injustice, which stands to this day. This treatise proves her innocence. Read by David de Pinna LLB.

Barbara was convicted for the murder of Mable Monahan in 1953 and executed in 1955. The murder took place in Burbank, California.