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Brighton Fringe 2011

10 Questions

Pathologist turned counsellor gives up the analysis of cadavers for the building of psyches but only manages to dissect her own.

A Spoonful of Silence

Touching, charming, clever and funny.

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African Gothic

"genuinely disturbing, "

Alive & Swinging with Marylin Monroe

'Forget the rumours, Marylin Monroe is very much alive and swinging in this five star show'

All My Sons

Tense family drama, finely acted by this strong ensemble company.

And the Birds Fell from the Sky

'A potent collaboration between a theatre and a film director'

Andy Thomas: Boundstone Lane

Rhianna songs and the fear of chavs


An atmospheric site specific performance

Asta Nielsen is Dead

Who needs a voice when [Re:ArtzZ) use physicality & mime to bring the house down?

Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks

A hysterical comedy about generously proportioned men in leotards


Gritty, acute, blackly comic, portrayal of bullying and manipulation.

Delete the Banjax

A charming sketch comedy quartet

Doug Segal: I Know What You’re Thinking

Highly entertaining and genuinely impressive mind-reading

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

'Join Basil, Sybil and Manuel for dinner in a show which towers over all other theatre dining experiances'

Festen by David Eldridge

Welcome to the birthday party from Hell in this hard hitting Scandinavian drama.

Four Play

"a highly energetic, fast-paced, fun, frolickingly well-executed comedy murder-mystery"


Physical Theatre actor Manuel Lavandrea wonderfully physicality brings Dr Frankenstein's monster to life.

Fugitive Songs

“Shakin’ off the feminine.”

Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues

A painful and affecting study in the decline of stardom

Haroun and The Sea of Stories

“A colourful, magical re-telling of 'stories that aren't even true'.”

Hitler Alone

An audience with Hitler in his bunker on the eve of his death.

Kemble’s Riot

"a rollicking good night out in this audience participatory piece of anarchic fun."

Late Night Gimp Fight

Slick, smooth and supremely well presented sketch comedy

Mathematics of the Heart

"an exercise in masterpiece theatre"

Max and Ivan are Holmes and Watson

Ridiculous Sherlock-based comedy from a talented double act

McNeil and Pamphilon: Addicted to Danger!

"genuinely warm, consistently funny, well-paced and strongly delivered"

Miss Hope Springs….Je m’appelle Hope

Miss Hope Springs returns with another outstanding show

Movin’ Melvin Brown: Soul to Soul ( I have a dream)

A fantastic show by an inspirational performer who exudes soul.

Much Ado About Nothing

"among the best outdoor Shakespeare I have seen in my life."

New York Stories

A delightful and unmissable exploration of the substance of surplus tissue.

Now is the Winter

Highly watchable, intriguing and well-staged

One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

'Dont be the the one to fly over the cuckoos nest, admit yourself into the Happy Cell for Tanglehead's five star experiance'


An energetic trio of performers provide belly-laughs aplenty in this sketch comedy show.

Phillippa and Will are in a Relationship

A timely poke at facebook love in this wall to wall rom com.

Photographic Memory

An intimate set of life stories in monologue, story, play, multi-media and song.

Poland 3 Iran 2

History and entertainment meld seamlessly together in this quirky tale of life, political upheaval and sticker collections.

Shakespeare For Lunch: Romeo and Juliet

Elizabethan drama, cut down and simple - ideal for lunchtime viewing.


A moving and funny one woman show

Show Off

A highly impressive showcase

Small Space

A play on intimacy as real as life….or is it as unreal as life?

Sophocles’ Antigone

“A small company, with big fat Greek Tragedy ambitions.”

Spring Awakening

This performance showcases some of West Suessex's best young talent.

Sunday Morning at The Centre of The World by Louis de Bernieres

“smells like the very essence of what fringe theatre ought to be”

Sweet Heart

Emotive and elegant writing from Helen Nelder. Sweet Heart is acted beautifully and should be seen by anyone with a heart.


'Like being at a strange Aunt's house - weird, but strangely exciting'

The Art of Catastrophe

"witty, daring, intelligent and crackling with physical and emotional literacy"

The Big Bite-Size Banquet

Plenty of variety on the table of this theatrical banquet

The Bright Side of the Moon

"a charming and entertaining piece of work"

The Catalyst Club ‘Exotica’

A unique event with a Fortean theme

The Clock Master

Beautifully staged and imagined.

The Cock & Tail Inn

"warm, nostalgic, laugh out loud, sit-comedy"

The Dog-Eared Collective: Dogs On Show

Theatrically inventive and genuinely delightful comedy

The Fever by Wallace Shawn

A compelling, provocative and truly engaging production

The King’s Face

"Real, living history."

The Maydays Present: Confessions!

Inspired improvised hilarity from an accomplished team

The Open Couple

Witty, dynamic production skilfully adapted to a surprising theatrical space.

The Perfect Party

“NO snakes!” “No ray-guns!” “This is a caffeine free house, you know”

The Rotten Wedding

There is nothing rotten here, just fresh comedy and ripe theatrical goodness.

The Tempest

"A charming show"

The Three Englishmen

Brilliantly barmy sketch comedy from a talented new troupe

The Tim Bat Trick Show

Sheer variety, impressive skill, breakneck and life-enhancing

The Unbuilt Room

This site-specific interactive performance will test your patience and perk your curiosity.

This Is Just To Say

"my senses were fully engaged in that tiny, atmospheric, candle-lit room"


Some powerful images in this exploration of life.

Weak Edward

" wonderfully dark, hilariously funny and intriguingly moving"

You’re Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy.

Beautifully observed physical theatre, a real gem of a show.