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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!

10:00am 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 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 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.

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

Get in touch with Brighton's feminine side on this gentle walking tour with Louise Peskett. Discover an alternative view of the city illustrated by the stories of women soldiers, music-hall stars, rebellious princesses and more of the incredible, outrageous and brilliant women of Brighton's past.

10:30am to 11:15am
Find Peace by the Beach: A free meditation event Bodhisattva Buddhist Centre

Come to the Brighton Bandstand for some inner peace. Come and listen to a short talk and a simple guided meditation to refresh and revive your mind for the week ahead and to send out some positive wishes to the people around us. Everybody Welcome

11:00am to 12:00pm
Christopher Nibble Topsy Turvy Theatre

The guinea pigs of Dandeville love munching dandelion leaves so much that, slowly but surely, dandelions are disappearing from all over town.
Christopher Nibble knows that crunch time has come when there is just one dandelion left, but will this plucky little guinea pig have the flower power to save the day?
Written especially for children aged 2-7, and their grown-ups too, Christopher Nibble is an uplifting story of one guinea pig’s selfless undertaking to help halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion forever!

11:00am to 4:00pm
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.

11:00am to 12:30pm
French & German Immigrants' Contribution to Victorian Brighton Rosalind Eyben

Before World War One most immigrants to Brighton were French and German speakers from the Continent. They included artists, chocolate makers, couturiers, governesses, ladies maids, musicians, photographers, scientists and waiters. Stroll around central Brighton with a local historian looking at where the immigrants lived, loved, prayed, worked - and if you were a waiter - struck for better pay. Learn about their largely unknown but remarkable contribution to the city's vibrant, cosmopolitan history.

11:00am to 1:00pm
Herbie's Jazz Breakfast Herbie Flowers

Start every Brighton Fringe Sunday in the company of our very own living leg-end, bassist Herbie Flowers and his incredible bands. Enjoy the extraordinary talents of the UK's finest Jazz musicians up close and personal - and more than a bit of a chat. And probably a tune with a story...

11:00am to 12:30pm
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.

11:15am to 12:45pm
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.

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 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 12:00am
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!

12:00pm 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 12:45pm
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 12:20pm
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
The Tim Bat Trick Show Tim Bat

Gentleman juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. But when the props (and naughty puppets) get the upper hand, frantic hilarity ensues. There's plenty for adults to enjoy and the kids have a really good laugh, egging Tim on to ever greater heights of silliness! Audience participation and hilarity guaranteed. “Highly recommended for kids and adults alike” (The Argus), “Still the must-see children’s show at Brighton Fringe” (fringereview.co.uk).

12:00pm to 12:45pm
Alex Kealy: Too Early To Say Alex Kealy

Comedian and vertebrate Alex Kealy presents his second comedy show.

There now follows a reading from The Book of Press Quotes, please be seated:
“Hilarious... fresh, insightful and original... a name to watch” (Fringe Guru),
"Ferociously quick-witted... flawless script" (EdFringe Review),
“A fascinating hour... marvellous stand-up” (The Skinny),
“Sure to be a hit... clever and original... Kealy’s style worked a treat” (Broadway Baby),
"Top Jokes of Edinburgh 2016" (Huffington Post and Scotsman).

12:00pm to 12:50pm
SESKA: Fruit Salad! SESKA

When SESKA comes to town, kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet!

This show contains magic, mayhem, and happiness!

Sold out the past 3 years. Nominated Best Family Show 2015. "My kids loved him" (Jonathan Ross).

Buy tickets quick - he sells out fast!

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 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.

12:30pm to 3:30pm
Only Fools & 3 Courses Waterfront Hotel

You are invited as Marlene and Boycie's guests at their Gala Dinner. Things, however, don't go quite to plan with Del Boy, Uncle Albert and Rodney on the guest list - not to mention Trigger! A fantastic night's entertainment for all 'Only Fools' fans, with a three course meal included.

12:30pm to 2:30pm
Baby Loves Disco's Beach Beats Baby Loves Disco UK

Following our legendary Brighton Fringe 2016 appearance, the original family dance party returns for more day-clubbing, this time at the funkiest bar on the beachfront with the best sea views in Brighton! Club DJs spin feelgood summer tunes, with dance floor games, giveaways, selfie booth and play zone. Dress for a beach party! Hawaiian shirts, hula skirts or British buckets and spades, either way it’s high tides and good vibes. With kids drinks, healthy snacks, ice lollies, face painting, crafts and balloons all included, and a licensed bar for mum and dad, it's time to get your beach on!

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.

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 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 1:50pm
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.

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 1:45pm
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 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 1:50pm
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 2:15pm
Deep in The Heart of Me Behind The Lines

4 stars (previous review) Reviewed in 2016 This sweetest of Fringe treats is, at its core, a straightforward love story: a holiday romance set on a Greek island, which we earnestly hope will survive the return to the rains and stresses of England.  It really doesn’t matter that the island is Lesbos, and the adorable couple we’re cheering for are a pair of gay women.  But for Janet and Rosie, the path to true love isn’t a smooth one… because it’s taken Janet a lifetime to accept her sexuality, and she has a husband and two teenage kids back home. Read the full review.

This partly-autobiographical love story has obvious LGBT appeal, but its themes are universal enough to reach and touch anyone. It tells the tale of a holiday romance, and of the long road travelled by protagonist Janet as she learns in her fifties to accept her sexuality. Punctuated by show-tunes, it's pleasingly schmaltzy on the surface, but the script doesn't shy from sexual frankness – nor does it disguise the hard choices that confront Janet on the way. It earned 4* from us on its debut last year.

A 'Shirley Valentine' tale for the 21st century with songs from the Rat Pack repertoire, ‘Sway’, ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ and ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’.

“Incredibly enjoyable, endearing, utterly believable... induces a constant stream of laughter from the audience... Hilarious script, witty, and very often heartbreaking, the play feels warm, layered, and captivating.” (Arts Award Voice).

"The sweetest of Fringe treats... Very touching, very simple, heart-rendingly delivered" (Fringe Guru).

**** Nominated for Best LGBTQ+ Show Brighton Fringe 2016.

1:15pm to 2:00pm
David McIver: Stop It David We Are Having Too Much Fun David McIver

David McIver is one of the most fun guys around these days. Come and have a look at the things he has thought of using his imagination. Expect props, silly characters and stupid nonsense from this idiot. "Charming and playful... delightfully ridiculous" (Chortle). Selected for the BBC New Comedy Award. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

1:30pm to 2:20pm
SESKA: Fruit Salad! SESKA

When SESKA comes to town, kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet!

This show contains magic, mayhem, and happiness!

Sold out the past 3 years. Nominated Best Family Show 2015. "My kids loved him" (Jonathan Ross).

Buy tickets quick - he sells out fast!

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.

1:30pm 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).

1:40pm to 2:40pm
Heidi Regan and Will Rowland Present: Some Comedy in a Venue Heidi Regan and Will Rowland

Will and Heidi are two thoughtful, principled stand-ups who will do anything to get a laugh, including dropping all principles. Cerebral, silly, surreal and sibilant stand-up from two rising stars, one the winner of 'So You Think You’re Funny' 2016, and the other who should be commended for his persistence.

"Confidence in her writing that was not misplaced... " (Steve Bennett, Chortle),
"Extremely witty, clever and well-executed" **** (Broadway Baby).

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 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 3:40pm
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 3:50pm
Sunday Assembly: Movement Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly is a worldwide network of non-religious gatherings that aims to celebrate life and build community through thought-provoking speakers, readings, poems, quiet reflection and raucous Pop music.

Join the Brighton assembly team in May for their annual Fringe Special on the theme of ‘Movement’, exploring the power of music, dance and community action for achieving positive change.

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 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 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 3:30pm
Acute Psychotic Episode III: When the Change Came! Making Connections Matter

Challenges common perceptions of mental ill-health. It is about celebrating difference and supporting the national mental health anti-stigma campaigns.

The show brings sensitivity and performance to a powerful and sometimes disturbing subject through good humour, sharing personal experience through both dramatic and poetic events.

The creative 'change' is about the transition, which can occur through psychosis and which may have to be controlled and subdued by molecules of olanzapine, and a compound of Lithium.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Middle Street Synagogue Middle Street Synagogues

Discover Brighton's Grade II* Synagogue (Thomas Lainson 1875). An opulent jewel in Brighton's architectural crown. Superb metalwork and stained glass. Sumptuous interior décor evolved over 40 years. Interior almost unchanged since 1915. Many artefacts donated by members of leading Anglo-Jewish families including Sassoons and Rothschilds. One of Britain's top 10 Synagogues. European Routes of Jewish Heritage nominated.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Pavilion Gardens Cafe History Tour 2017 Pavilion Gardens Cafe

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

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.

2:00pm 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!

2:15pm 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.

2:15pm 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).

2:30pm to 3:45pm
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!

2:30pm to 4:18pm
Frozen Sing-a-long OCR Productions

Come and sing along to this Disney blockbuster at our big screen, child friendly auditorium in the heart of Brighton. Free hot drinks for adults included in the ticket price! Prizes for those in fancy dress. Rating PG.

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
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 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).

2:30pm to 3:50pm
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.

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 3:15pm
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).

3:00pm 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 3:55pm
Default Friends Horace

Sibling-sketch-comedy-duo Horace are back and they’ve got some questions. Who’s the best child? Why does Dad not eat yellow sweets? And why does Mum keep referring to car parks as par carks? A new hour chock-full of silly sketches and character comedy. Nominated: Brighton Fringe Audience Choice Award 2016.

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 3:50pm
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
Reading Phoenix Choir Reading Phoenix Choir

Come and hear Reading Phoenix Choir in their only weekend at the Fringe. The choir's repertoire includes classical, jazz, madrigals, and pop. There is always something for everyone! " the first thing you notice is the focused radiance of sound that comes from a well-trained group of voices who are clearly cruising and not having to push the tone at all. Then when they really turn up the gas, the fact that they sing off-copy entirely means that they can deliver that quality sound into an arresting communication of the inner meaning of the music. It is a delight to listen to - bravo!" Bob Porter, Brandenburg Artistic Director. Tea and cake will be served after the event.

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Canciones Amatorias. Eline Vandenheede: Soprano Paul Gunn Presents

The songs of Enrique Granados, Donizetti and Mozart brought to life with the signature warmth and power of the ravishing voice of Eline Vandenheede, a young soprano with a world class voice.
Eline’s recent roles include Ilse in Spring Awakening by contemporary composer Benoit Mernier, and the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon at the Festival de Musique Valois 2016 in Provence. Eline has studied at The Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and at The Guildhall in the Artist Masters Programme. Chavdar Mazgalov plays piano.

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 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.

3:00pm to 3:50pm
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.

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...

3:30pm 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 4:30pm
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 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.

3:30pm 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 5:30pm
Baby Loves Disco's Beach Beats Baby Loves Disco UK

Following our legendary Brighton Fringe 2016 appearance, the original family dance party returns for more day-clubbing, this time at the funkiest bar on the beachfront with the best sea views in Brighton! Club DJs spin feelgood summer tunes, with dance floor games, giveaways, selfie booth and play zone. Dress for a beach party! Hawaiian shirts, hula skirts or British buckets and spades, either way it’s high tides and good vibes. With kids drinks, healthy snacks, ice lollies, face painting, crafts and balloons all included, and a licensed bar for mum and dad, it's time to get your beach on!

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
Jessica Fostekew: You Know What I Did Last Summer Jessica Fostekew

A brand-new show in preview from Jessica Fostekew. Regular host of BBC R4 Extra’s ‘The Comedy Club’ and of the BBC Radio Comedy Award 2015 and 2016, Jess starred in the 2017 BBC1 drama, ‘Three Girls’. She writes for 'Mock the Week', 'Have I Got News For You' and the amazing ‘Standard Issue Magazine’.

This time last year, one comedian did two fat, massive things. One of them nearly killed a baby. Her baby. But it’s the other one she’s mainly fussed about. What? It’s the funnier one. Rest assured, it’s shameful. A story of horror at sea. Horror and unlimited frozen yogurt.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Oliver in the Overworld The Krazy Kat Theatre Company

"Tick, tock, tick... er, what was it now?" Oliver the Grandfather clock has lost his memory, so returns to the Overworld to ask the Clockwork King for a new one.

A madcap musical for 3-7 year-olds and families. Created by multi-award-winning artistic director Kinny Gardner with puppets, transformations, 10 super songs and daft dances, featuring fully integrated Sign Language, this is an ingenious and imaginative theatre show with big laughs!

Showcasing our mastery of visual storytelling, it's bristling with creativity and humour. Lasts 60 minutes, suitable for deaf and hearing audiences.

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

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

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 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.

4:15pm 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
Miranda Kane: Crossbones (WIP) Miranda Kane

Welcome to Crossbones Graveyard: last resting place of The Winchester Geese. Miranda Kane tells the story of the women who were prostituted by the church and buried in unhallowed ground, as well as many others like them throughout history.
This is a funny, fascinating tour of some of the past's of the most infamous sex-workers, with tales the history books would prefer to be kept on the top shelf...
"Kane is a thoroughly engaging raconteur and exuberant host" (The List), "Miranda is warm, charming and extremely funny... a great storyteller and is fantastic at engaging with her audience" (FD2D.com).

4:30pm to 5:30pm
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.

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
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 5:50pm
Fish Finger Fridays Fish Finger Fridays

Big and tall sketch mates Fish Finger Fridays bring their stripped back sketches and casual musings to Brighton Fringe. Join best buds Anna, Ollie and Rajiv for an hour of irreverent, satirical and offbeat sketch comedy. "Bursting with energy, wit and genius comic timing" (Broadway Baby), **** (EdFringe Review).

5:00pm to 6:30pm
An Dhá: Supertigers An Dhá

Follow multi-award-winning fiddle/cello duo An Dhá as they prowl through an Urban Folk music jungle, hunting perfection and exploring the wilderness of the Celtic tradition. Hear original compositions and traditional Scottish tunes, together in a fusion of sounds influenced by Jazz and grounded in classical virtuosity.

An Dhá means ‘The Two’ in Gaelic; two musicians, Fiddle and Cello, on a journey exploring life and music together.

"[An Dhá] play with bite, with craft, and with soul, the music coming from some vital wellspring within them." (Fringe Review).

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 6:30pm
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.

5:00pm to 6:20pm
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.

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
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 6:00pm
Hiccups Hiccups

Ben Carter (Laughing Horse 2014 semi-finalist, SYTYF 2015 semi-finalist) Johnny Wardlow (as heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2) and Zelem Saydullaev (Squawker 2015 finalist, South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016 semi-finalist) invite you to cure your hiccups with an hour of ground-shattering truths, sensational lies and mind-blowing nonsense. Guaranteed to make you come!

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Muofhe, African Love Story Maipfi Arts

After Muofhe’s thriving musical career in her region in the northern province of Venda in south Africa, she has decided it's time to introduce her African rhythms to the rest of Africa and the World.
After her band was formed in 2015, selecting the most skilled young African Jazz and Folk instrumentalists in the land, they embarked on a tour to showcase their music.
They decided to combine both her albums filled with stories of love and retell the African Love Story that began under a Mutshikili tree in the land called Mukula, well known for their sweet potatoes and sweet talkers.
The production takes you from the depths of Venda tradition and African ways of conquering the one you love through the traditional songs and Jazz delight that will leave you mesmerised.
The music’s theme starts from the migrant working days back in the 1980s to the radical millennia. It packs the history of African love and its core elements.
There are 10 songs providing you with an hour of African rhythms, storytelling and soulful sounds. This nine-piece band will leave you enchanted and craving for more.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
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.

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 6:30pm
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.

5:30pm 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).

5:45pm 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 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 6:50pm
Spin: A Skatepark Adventure Hubble Bubble Productions

A new inclusive urban sports show including parkour runners, skateboarders, BMX riders, acrobats and dancers. Featuring Rick Rodgers, the disabled stuntman from the Paralympic 'Yes I can' advert. Daredevil stunts, adrenaline fuelled fun with big beats and box jumps. Filled with anticipation, determination and exhilaration. Pushing the boundaries, testing what is humanly possible. Previous press for Hubble Bubble Productions: The Scotsman Best of the Fest: "a remarkably original, finely acted drama... well worth four stars and going on five." **** (The Scotsman), "a real gem of the festival" ***** (Broadway Baby). Touch tours and audio description available on request. Please email Hubblebubbleproductions@gmail.com to book.

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Oliver in the Overworld The Krazy Kat Theatre Company

"Tick, tock, tick... er, what was it now?" Oliver the Grandfather clock has lost his memory, so returns to the Overworld to ask the Clockwork King for a new one.

A madcap musical for 3-7 year-olds and families. Created by multi-award-winning artistic director Kinny Gardner with puppets, transformations, 10 super songs and daft dances, featuring fully integrated Sign Language, this is an ingenious and imaginative theatre show with big laughs!

Showcasing our mastery of visual storytelling, it's bristling with creativity and humour. Lasts 60 minutes, suitable for deaf and hearing audiences.

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 7:45pm
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!

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Gratiano Grist To The Mill Productions Ltd

Bassanio has been murdered and, under suspicion, Gratiano is forced to revisit his Fascist past. He was never the hero – just a minor character, the plucky comic relief – but he never thought he played the villain.

Set in post war Italy this challenging sequel to William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' explores the politics of prejudice in the modern age, and asks just how Mussolini managed to use democracy to turn a people against themselves.

***** (British Theatre Guide), **** (ThreeWeeks).

From the team behind 'The Unknown Soldier'.

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 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
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 7:10pm
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.

6:15pm to 7:10pm
Andrea Hubert: Work in Progress Glorious Management

Join Andrea Hubert (BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy winner 2013, What's On London Best Debut Show 2016) for just under an hour of new/terrible/amazing/unacceptable comedy ideas and half-finished thoughts about consent (because she never definitively said yes to that stranger who sniffed her hair during an unwanted hug). From the ridiculous woman who brought the idea of "a superhero who can suck out diseases - genitally" to the masses.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Lachlan Werner: Belly Talk (A Language of Love) Wubbagocko Productions

'Venter'-To speak. 'Loqui'-The stomach.
...
Lachlan Werner (satirical comic/ventriloquist) is put through his paces in a theatrical ventriloquial revue which challenges the comedic and nonsensical demons of love. Starring Werner's infamous, subversive creations, including the Stratford-born psychic celebrity (and ego-maniac), Brew the Witch, this show will transport unsuspecting audiences to strange and disquieting places; from the dust-laden desert of Alabama to the lurking perils in the depths of a ventriloquist's stomach, to observe many hysterical manifestations of love in all forms. In a one hour spectacle of iconoclastic chaos, Werner, accompanied by two puckish additional actors, will transform audience members into essential characters (a politically correct heckler and a deceased World War Two veteran, to name but two) and supply a 'good-old-giggle' that will stay in audiences hearts (and bellies).

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.

6:35pm 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 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 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 8:30pm
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).

7:00pm 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
Sellotape Richard Todd

'Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.' Hear hear Dostoevsky! Like a piece of forsaken sellotape stuck on a wall, the neurotic ditherer Todd clings to nothing but his place on the earth.

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).

7:30pm 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 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 8:30pm
Focus Group* *or How to Stare Down & Transfigure Loneliness1 1A play after David Foster Wallace TOOT and Ovalhouse Present

“This parable of limiting life down to human usefulness is as beautiful as it is bleak” (Exeunt).

'Focus Group*' is an absurd comedy with a dark heart. Join an off-kilter focus group about brightly coloured cakes, and witness a man gradually relinquish the delusion that he matters in the slightest. Through TOOT’s distinctive style of interactive performance, this wryly comic show invites you to consider if a real connection is possible at all. And then go back to watching kitten videos on Facebook.

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 10:00pm
Bent Double Komedia

A gay-friendly, irreverent night of fun and frolics, hosted by Zoe Lyons ('Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow' and 'Mock The Week'). Featuring three top stars of stand-up.

Winner of Best Comedy Club Night (Chortle Awards),
Critics' Choice (The Times).

7:30pm to 8:20pm
Troy Hawke Laughing Horse Comedy

Milo McCabe returns to Brighton Fringe with his impeccable 1930's throwback creation 'Troy Hawke'.

This naive yet upbeat modern day Errol Flynn traverses his way through the minefield of modern life, finding beauty at every turn, be it Waitrose, Wetherspoons or Poundland.

Amused Moose Best Show Finalist, 2011, 2013.
GQ Top Ten Edinburgh show.

"Near perfect character comedy" ***** (New Current)
"Undeniably funny" **** (Chortle)
"Beautifully written and performed" **** (The List)
"One of this year's best comedy performers" **** (Edfest Mag)
"Perfectly written jokes" **** (Broadway Baby)

7:30pm to 8:30pm
Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism Caspar Thomas

Magician Caspar Thomas isn't a typical showman – but after spending a few minutes in his wittily self-deprecating company, you'll feel that you've made a new friend. If last year's show is a guide, you can expect an unashamedly traditional magic routine executed to perfection, often triggering that pleasing sense that something literally impossible has just happened before your eyes. An unexpectedly funny, crowd-pleasing show for those who remember the golden age of magic on TV.

Following successful runs at Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016, Caspar returns to Brighton to perform more close-up, interactive, before-your-very-eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism. No suspicious-looking boxes. No TV editing. No stooges. No assistants (glamorous or otherwise). "Caspar's sleight of hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen anywhere, and never attempted by the current generation of magicians. Phenomenal!" (Magician and comedian Jerry Sadowitz).

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 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 8:45pm
Nicole Henriksen is Makin' It Rain Nicole Henriksen

After sell-out shows and rave reviews across Australia, and following a buzzing Edinburgh Fringe run in association with Underbelly Untapped, alternative comedian Nicole Henriksen finally brings her award-nominated, unflinching, and cheeky theatre debut to Brighton, for the first time.

'Makin' it Rain' is a frank look behind the scenes of life as a high-class tease, as well as an examination of our society's relationship with sexuality, gender and image. It'll answer the questions you're too afraid to ask and have you thinking up some of your own.

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 8:45pm
Yuriko Kotani: Work In Progress Yuriko Kotani

Winner of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2015 and Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015, Yuriko Kotani (Time Out’s One to Watch) brings you a work-in-progress show.

As seen on ‘Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central’.

“Leftfield rising star” (Time Out).

8:00pm to 11:00pm
FAT 45's Big Spiegel Spectacular FAT 45

Fat 45 is a blistering 11-piece big band bringing back the Jump Jive, Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues of the 1940s and 50s.
Setting dance floors alight since 2006, they make their long-awaited Brighton Fringe return with this Spiegel Spectacular.
If you can Jive or not, these Brighton based boppers will keep you dancing into the night.
So don your best threads or come as you are, but make sure to polish your dancing shoes.
With support from the foot-stomping bottleneck Boogie and Blues of the Jim Hammond Trio and rubbed together with cool vinyl from Desert Ivan Discs, this will be a night to remember.

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).

8:20pm to 9:20pm
Charmian Hughes-Soixante Mirth Charmian Hughes

What if you met your younger self? Answer - a comedy trip where stand-up meets time travel.
"Joyous fun!" **** (Funny Women), "Genuinely enjoyable" (Kate Copstick), ‘"lovely" (Bruce Dessau).
Edfest audiences said: ‘"Insightful, crazy!" (James Alan), "Inventive, extremely funny!" (Wilf Hashmi), "Roaring with laughter!" (Cath Powell), "Blasts off into hyper-mirth’"(Tom McKewan).
Nominated Best Comedy Buxton Fringe. Charmian’s 6th solo show. Glastonbury festival M.C.
"Charming ribaldry" (The Guardian), "Like Josie Long’s mum"(Chortle), "Obviously talented" (The Daily Telegraph).

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).

8:30pm 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 9:15pm
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 9:30pm
'Sweethearts' and 'The Hooligan' by W. S. Gilbert The Foundry Group

Two masterly and unfairly neglected short plays by W. S. Gilbert, England's leading 19th Century dramatist. 'Sweethearts', a cynical comic masterpiece with timeless observations on the sexes, and 'The Hooligan', a brutal, yet blackly comic study of a condemned man's final minutes that was a sensation at its debut in 1911. Performed by: LLoyd Ryan-Thomas (Nominee - Best Actor, Brighton Festival Awards 2014) Emma Wingrove (Bite-Size Breakfast) Nick Bartlett (Gangs of New York) David Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show). Directed by Brian Mitchell (Argus Angel winner 2014)

8:30pm to 9:30pm
GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK PART TWO 'Second Helpings' George Egg

It's billed as a work in progress, but this follow-up show from Brighton-based comedian George Egg is built on solid ground. Expanding on the concept which earned sell-out runs at the last two Edinburgh Fringes, Egg explores his life on the road in hotel rooms, and the creative ways he makes a decent meal while he's there. Think of a trouser press as a sandwich toaster and you'll have the general idea. He cooks live on stage, and shares the results with the audience – this year with an all-new menu.

George Egg, the stand-up comedian who cooks onstage using absurd and innovative techniques, returns. A follow-up to his sell-out and award-winning first show (‘George Egg: Anarchist Cook’), ‘Anarchist Cook Two: Second Helpings’ sees George preparing more dishes in a whole variety of unconventional environments.

New material, new methods and of course a whole new menu. If you like food and you like comedy then come to this and bring your appetites.

“My find of the Fringe” (The Independent),
“Absolutely glorious” (The Scotsman).

Spirit of The Fringe Award winner, Edinburgh 2015.

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
Brodi and Dave: Paranoid Dave Fensome & Brodi Snook

Just because you're paranoid, it don't mean they're not after you! This is the show for anyone who's ever been confused or scared by the day-to-day insanity of life. Whether it's the futility of physical fitness or the very real possibility that cats are plotting against us, this show will break it down for you and hit you with the inside truth. Brodi Snook and Dave Fensome bring you the debut of 'Paranoid', an hour of new stand-up taking a distinctly different look at the increasingly crazy world we live in, and attempt to answer some of the big questions such as "exactly how local is this kale?"

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 10:00pm
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
Can You Put This In The Bin For Me? Bin Lid Company

After a sell-out two year run at the Edinburgh Festival, ‘Can You Put This In The Bin For Me?’ returns for the 2017 Brighton Fringe. Distinctively charming Charmaine Davies and intriguing Glaswegian Michael Mooney bring you an hour of fun-packed, engaging comedy. The format of the show is straight-talking free stand-up, with each comic lasting around 30 minutes.

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 10:15pm
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).

9:15pm to 10:15pm
Cabaret From The Shadows Teatro Pomodoro

A fresh and shameless show with an eclectic mix of theatre, dark comedy and live music, featuring charmingly anarchic characters who will leave your mouth agape as they reveal the depths of your psyche.
They’ll play with your thoughts, chew them up and spit them out in the form of cabaret that pulls you through a crazy hall of mirrors into a disturbing world far more familiar than you may like to admit.

Come let devilry, illusion and mischief seize your heart and soul at the ‘Cabaret From The Shadows’!

“Political, comic, sexy and strange. Teatro Pomodoro have produced a masterpiece” (Urbanista).

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Rap Guide to Consciousness Soho Playhouse Inc

Called "astonishing and brilliant" by the NY Times, Baba Brinkman's 'Rap Guide' series of Hip Hop theatre shows have thrilled audiences since 2009, when 'Rap Guide to Evolution' won a Fringe First Award in Edinburgh and was a hit off-Broadway and around the world. In his latest "peer-reviewed rap" production, Baba explores the study of consciousness, the how and why behind your thoughts and perceptions. Mixing cutting-edge research with comedy and mind-bending rap storytelling, Baba takes you through the twists and turns of the only organ it's better to donate than receive: the human brain.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Wilder Stories: Rhapsodies in Colour The Old Market Ltd

Join us for a pigment-drenched journey. Have you ever thought about what the colour of love is? What the shade of rage is?

For this specially curated live-lounge podcast, we’ve invited storytellers: musicians, writers, academics and artists from across the city to share a story with us evoked by colour over three intimate Sunday sessions at The Old Market. Hosted by local singer/songwriter Chris T-T and accompanied by a live band, each night is inspired by a different hue: blue, red and green.

To find out more or to submit a story, visit: theoldmarket.com/wilderstories.

9:30pm to 10:30pm
Lucy Hopkins: Ambition Lucy Hopkins

The world preview of Lucy's new show - a coming to terms/retelling of the history of England and spiritual revolution. A problematic confrontation of the times, a story about being together and some improbably beautiful songs, performed by a goddess, of sorts. “Hopkins is fantastic” (Guardian), “ It’s impossible to resist marching to the beat of her drum” ***** (Exeunt), “The best clowns remind us that comedy and tragedy are inter-related. Hopkins embodies the duality perfectly and hilariously” ****1/2 (The Age),
“Unusually long and pale white hands” **** (Artshub).

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.

9:40pm to 10:35pm
Garrett Millerick: New Car Smell Garrett Millerick

I’m coming down to Brighton to do a couple of work-in-progress shows*. I say work-in-progress, I will have just got back from Australia so it’ll most likely be fairly worked out.

If you came to see me at Blue Man or Komedia last year can you come again? You guys were top notch audiences. With the exception of those estate agents that drank too much and tried to ‘help’. If that was you, please stay away from all festival shows; they aren't for you.

‘"t’s full on, but brutally funny with it" (Steve Bennett, Chortle).

*If I can get a train.

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
Anti-White PC Mangina Rises! Laughing Horse Free Festival

Dick Coughlan thought he was a good guy. That was until he met the internet and soon found out he was actually an evil, ball-less, genocidal, race-traitorous bastard! Now, after seven years, even he doesn't know. This is his bizarre journey deep into the weirdest, darkest and funniest recesses of the interwebs.

"Undeniably funny" **** (Broadway Baby),
"Passionate and hilarious" (Paul Sinha),
"The man is a killer" (Reginald D. Hunter).

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.

12:30am to 1:30am
Tinder Live James Bennison

Award winning comedian James Bennison has finally completed Tinder (at its highest difficulty setting) and wants to help his friends find love too.
Come and watch as we invite the best single comedians in Brighton to surrender their Tinder accounts to us for one hour with the sole purpose of trying to convince a member of the public to come to the venue for a date before the end of the show.
You the audience decide what their profile will say. You decide which way to swipe. You decide on the opening chat up line.
'Tinder Live'. You're going to super like it!