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Brighton Fringe 2018


If you can catch this in the Fringe, you’ll have seen one of the best things in it.

A Brave Face

This is a piece for everyone over 10 and should be seen at all costs.

A Woman, In Search

A Search For Meaning In A World Of Illusion

About A Revolution

A century after the Russian Revolution - where is Revolution today?

Another Fine Mess

This Fine Mess Is Defintely Worth The Trip

Antigone Alone

Antigone did what she knew had to be done ...

Antony and Cleopatra

A morality tale - with snakes.

Are Strings Attached?

An Intimate Portrayal of an Aging Icon As He Drifts Into Obscurity

Arr We There Yet?

A Madcap Mashup of Circus and Storytelling with a Little Tango for Extra Spice

Bear North

Do come if you want charm, unpredictable choruses and weather. And where else can you see a dancing bear not even brushed backwards in the making of this show?

Behind Our Skin

The allies we make when we want to live together.


"...just under 60 minutes of surprise, joy, sadness and fabulous dancing punctuated by a manic cheesy grin."

Blank Tiles

A heartrending tragic-comedy one-man show about memory, Scrabble and Alzheimer’s. 

Blue Sky Thinking

Many arts-driven people forced into the corporate world might well see this play answers their condition like few others.

Bon Ami

A new comedy show about friendship, digital media, social isolation and loneliness.

Bully Beef

Five nights in no-man's-land, trapped in a broken-down tank


H​ighly charged, hugely energized and utterly committed

Coldstream: Critical Threat

"A poignant, contemporary, powerfully evocative play asking some uncomfortable questions"

De Fuut

A profoundly disturbing updating of 'Lolita'

Elephant’s Graveyard

It’s in NT’s best American vein. Forget Rehearsed Reading. It’s the real thing.


It’s a work with much to tell us: of the unlooked-for consequences of a buried war. Of elective affinities and choosing to adopt the war-bereft, whatever condition they’re in.

Franz Kaka: Apparatus

Your invitation to attend an execution

Goodbye Rosetta

"youth theatre at its best"


A powerful and devastatingly personal piece of storytelling


One-man homage to classic westerns delivered at a break-neck speed.


fast-paced and hilarious

If I Catch Alphonso, Tonight!

Jenner’s moved out of the comfort zone of his Coward years which suit him particularly, or straight acting. It’s a remarkable feat.

King Charles III

This is an outstanding production, one of the two or three finest amateur ones I’ve ever seen. It can hold its head amongst consummate professional ones.

Lana Trotovsek and Yoko Misumi

Lana Trotovsek and Yoko Misumi are a compelling duo, and I’ve not heard violin playing of that force and character for a long time.

Laud of the Rings

This show deserves to go on the Road - ever, ever, on.

Le Foulard

Fabulous surreal comedy

Lovecraft’s Monsters

A charming tribute to cult author HP Lovecraft

Margo & Mr. Whatsit

A Fantastical Family Adventure with a Lot of Heart

Marx in Soho

A poised, assured performance of insightful, informed and important work.


A twentieth century adaption by Jean Anouilh

Meera Maharaj (flute) and Dominic Degavino (piano)

One of the most exciting flute recitals I’ve attended. Maharaj is back on September 20th at All Saints.


If you decide on one storytelling piece of theatre in this half of the Fringe, I doubt you’ll do better than experience this.

Michele Roszak and Lynda Spinney: Music in May

Michele Roszak’s as ever a richly engaging singer pushing her range through the soprano register. Always pushing new repertoire too she ranges widely here. Lynda Spinney’s acute understanding maximises their impact.

Morning Is Red

Not the Last Post for this Thought-Provoking War Story

My Father Held A Gun

"A passionate, storytelling show with live cinematic music about war and peace, acts of heroism, and the love for life."


A 20th Century icon brought to life.

Notorious Women of Brighton

To Miss This Tour-De-Force Would Be Scandalous

Of Heart and Homeland

A hugely enjoyable, accomplished and accessible recital for violin and piano

One Woman Alien

I can predict that by the end of its run, this should be the most outstanding one-person show you’ll see in the last week.

Organ Recital, All Saints

A superb double-recital to celebrate the return of the Hill organ.

Oskar’s Amazing Adventure

Oskar's a lovable puppy, living out life in Switzerland with a myriad of other creatures and, of course, a grandmother.

Passionate Machine

Time-travelling to the past, to try to save a Futurist.

Pigspurt’s Daughter

Guardian obituary, 2008. ‘Ken Campbell was one of the most original and unclassifiable talents in British theatre of the past half-century.’ It just happens that his daughter Daisy is both that and far more. She’s one of the most cunning crafters of comedy and storytelling in the anti-business

Police Cops in Space

Full-on wacky energy with impressive physical theatre and dance.


Caroline Burns Cooke uses storytelling and physical performance to breath life into this true story of Munchausen by proxy.


A passionless, motiveless, faultless and clueless murder ... but is it perfect?

S/he/it Happens

Not Your Typical Day At The Office

She Wolf

So what did Harvey Weinstein and the fifteenth century European ruling classes have in common? Exactly. A lot. English has achieved a phenomenal amount. She co-ordinates everything as she directs and manages her own minimal props.

Shostakovich 24 Preludes and Fugues

Powell makes more of the interconnectedness of this music perhaps than anyone since Tatiana Nikolayeva, and more lucidly than anybody ever. Acclimatising himself to the St Michael’s acoustics he delivered something extraordinary.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

A Plethora of Swashbuckling Heroes and Lovable Rogues in this endearing rendition of Robin Hood

The Erebus Project

"an engaging, interesting, disturbing, provocative piece of theatre."

The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers

An operatic clown show, first performed in Helsinki in September 2014.

The Jurassic Parks

A masterclass in storytelling using physical theatre, puppetry, song and dance, and audience interaction

The Looker

A show about freedom. Funny, subversive, deeply philosophical - and beautiful.

The Maids

Genet's masterpiece in a new translation

The Morning After The Life Before

A perfectly rendered, heart-warming, necessary light in the darkest of moments.

The Odditorium Tribute to Ken Campbell

of you and won’t let go. Most theatre makers of whatever stripe are pretty clear Ken’s a game changer.

The Odditorium: Dr David Luke’s Breaking Conventions

A talk about exceptional human and transpersonal experiences.

The Polished Scar

Nobody likes to be treated like a child

The Silent House

The Silent House Screams Volumes

The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sidney

This is a gem of many colours. Do see it. The miraculous construction’s matched by Jordan’s storytelling and sense of dark mischief. In Jordan’s hands it’s a re-possession of lost innocence by a strange sleight of a knowing child.

The Start of Something

A finely crafted set of interwoven monologues telling three women’s stories of love and loss

The War Of The Worlds

A group of four battle to embody a cast of hundreds

The Wind In The Willows

A Wonderful and Whimsical Family Adventure

Tits in Space

A show with a wise sweetness at its core; a brightness to cast the growing shadows out there.

Ubu Roi

An Absurd Look At The State We're In...And What Might Happen Next

Under The Skin

An uninvited journalist knocks on the door of a Holocaust survivor, for an unexpected interview.

Waiting For Curry

Susanne Crosby’s Waiting for is a four-hander with a social reckoning, and very unexpected plot point. The audience was packed. There’s a quietly sad magic to this low-key play; people recognize themselves in it. It speaks.

Whaddya Know – We’re In Love!

There’s first-class musical entertainment here, crouched under the disguise of a schoolboy plot. Irresistible.

When the Wind Blows

BLT have produced in less than two weeks two outstandingly fine full-length productions. This latest offering confirms this theatre’s confidence in producing stark contrasts: an unfashionable yet horribly topical drop of silence into a bustling city.

White Girls

Clever but raw self-referential storytelling that will likely divide audiences


Inside the head of a madman.