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Brighton Fringe 2016

1 in 3

1 in 3 is a brave, thoughtful and heartfelt new play which explores the deep and truthful world of chemotherapy


A Dirty Get-Away!

Brilliantly silly and profound meditation on the nature of memory loss as innocence


A Good Jew

Keenly-anticipated new play by Jonathan Brown breaks new territory; it’s both theatrically challenging and disturbing.


A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A re-imagining of the myth of Narcissus and a contemporary fable blending live theatre & projection, which questions what happens when the consumer becomes the consumed.


Adam Vincent – Judgemental (work in progress)

"I would definitely recommend this show to fellow misanthropes, Adam Vincent has a wonderfully weird take on life."


Airswimming

Superb revival of Charlotte Jones’s play abut two women incarcerated for fifty years for bring different.


Altered Minds, Altered Realities.

A solo play about the problems facing people with mental health


An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

Go if you are a human being and reconnect with your ability to feel, deeply and joyfully.


And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet

Compelling, downright funny yet tragic true narrative of the Kerry Baby affair of 1984. Caroline Burns Cooke triumphs as writer and actor.


BackStories

"very strong body language story"


Blackbird

"Intense, revealing, disturbing"


Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque: Pete Saunders, strikes whilst the iron is hot, calling on the seductress Ivy Paige to host an evening of sultry blues, bawdy comedy and strip tease


Bom-Banimals at Bom-Bane’s Restaurant

A new up close and extremely personal musical experience from Jane Bom-bane's famous restaurant.


Broken Glass

Superb revival of Miller's late classic. Jerry Lyne's production is one of NVT's finest.


Call Mr Robeson

A convincing portrayal of the great singer and political activist.


Cathedral

There is a story, but we can't remember the details.


Comedy Club 4 Kids

Funny, warm and accessible comedy stand up for children and their parents.


Comic Boom

A summary of all that is great on the UK comedy scene, go and see it!


Conductors Unbecoming: Scenes from Orchestral Life

Gavin Henderson Presents: Fascinating insight into how the best-known Director of the Brighton Festival got things done as an orchestral manager.


Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Anthropology, jazz, romance and coffee. What's not to like?


Crème de la Crem

Deftly structured, evenly paced, informative and entertaining, Crème de la Crem is a must see for anyone who'd like a great funeral.


Dancing in the Dark

Inspired off-centre situationist drama from acclaimed Wired Theatre about family, grief and sexual identities.


Distortion

Disquieting premiere about sexual abuse torturing the memories of a child, her adult self, and her abuser


Dusty Limits: Grin

Dusty Limits resents his first album of original work written with the brilliant Michael Roulston


East

Sizzling standout revival of Berkoff's first play


Echoes

Almost two centuries separate two women's destinies as West meets East.


Extravaganza

An absurd yet deliciously delectable action packed hour and ten minutes of clowning, acrobatics, physical theatre and slapping


Glengarry Glenn Ross

Riveting must-see revival of Mamet's breakthrough play at the Rialto directed by Roger Kay


goo:ga

"performance art at its best "


Groomed

Patrick Sandford's groundbreaking play, acted by himself, of his own childhood abuse, acted alongside a sax player...


Helen

Helen of Troy is beautiful, sexual, demanding - but above all, she's a survivor


Hercules

"the entirely imaginary visuals he creates are amazing."


Hip

Hip is a must see show. A Brighton-spirited séance with tequila, nibbles, tenderness and laughter.


How to be a Girl

This is a relentless one act play about the pressure placed on girls by the media. It unpicks the irony of being advised to resist peer pressure and be independent, yet being told what to buy, how to look and how to behave.


Insomnia

Superbly conceived speculative gambit by ZLS Theatre. Prepare to be immersed.


Limelight

Showstopping numbers stud this heartwarming, touching new play with numbers by Liz Tait.


Limelight

"well worth seeing"


Loud Poets

Bold, loud, passionate and engaging – poetry for the masses with a wonderful energy


Menkind

A well-produced show that holds the attention and provides plenty of laughs along the way.


Mummy or The Art of Saying Goodbye

A brilliantly conceived, directed and performed piece of tragi-comic, food-for-thought theatre. If you get the chance to see it, jump at it.


Normally Abnormal

Dave Chawmer takes a sensitive, funny and thought-provoking look at eating disorders, mental health and identity


Oliver Meech: When Magic & Food Collide

an enjoyable hour of food and magic


Outside the Box: A Live Show about Death

A thought provoking, funny and moving performance by a masterful story teller, requiring us to think carefully about death and dying before it is too late.


Persona

Clean focused reading by Bexelei Theatre's young talent of Jon Barton's new play on trolling


Pinocchio

Join Bard & Troubadour on a truly magical journary for all ages, as Pinocchio faces scoundrels, set-backs and sea monsters on his quest to become a real boy, in this loving recreation of the classic Italian fairy tale.


Robyn Perkins [is a] Work In Progress

upbeat, incisive and funny


Save Me A Balloon

"it's full of joie de vivre and a real pleasure to watch."


Secret Innuendos

one of the best performances on Brighton Fringe


Sex and God

Four interlocking narratives tell women's experience through the 20th century


Sex, Strokes, Death, Denial

Jack Duffel's new play mixes extreme naturalism with verse in a play creatively probing death and displacement in the family


Simon Says

A touching brief play scooped out of the air by two bright students with only a title to go on.


Something Rotten

Scintillating subversive and original take on Hamlet’s unhappy uncle, weighed down by doubts and too many jokers. Beware of complicity.


Sonder by Broken Chair Theatre Company

An outstanding, raw and refreshing feat of physical theatre - A fast and furious adrenaline ride into Pandora's box


Sparkleshark

A captivating and engaging piece of transformative storytelling


StrEAT Film “The big city”

it open important issues of our society


The Bald Prima Donna

Spirited pacey revival of Ionesco’s first play, with one stand-out performance and superbly idiomatic one. A perfect introduction to the playwright.


The Big Stiffy

Absurd and off-the-wall, this surreal funeral party is a bizarre experiment that really does pay off


The Bookbinder

They say you can get lost in a good book ...


The Bula Loop

A searing but warm-hearted examination of autism in the family.


The Cunning Mr Lingus

Advice on how to sex up your life and your period appendages sets tongues wagging for a second year in this warm comedy from Alpha males to a wicked Omega-


The Excellence of Failure

Vinyl Catastrophe, Chris Sav, Andy Hoggarth, Lewis Klein, Mathilde Segonds and Clarisse Mathevet are all individually intriguing artists, who I would happily watch perform again.


The Gary and Robert Blues

A theatrical attempt to raise awareness of mental health


The Joy of Junk

Funky beats, rhythmic treats and a homemade drumkit


The Marked

Childhood trauma casts a long shadow


The Marlowe Papers

A diamond in Shakespeare’s or Marlowe’s ruff? Ros Barber’s novel adapted for the stage, starring vaulting Jamie Martin.


The Other

The desperate plight of refugees - seen through the eyes of a child.


The Thermos Museum

Quirky and strangely warming


The Unknown Soldier

After the guns, there is the silence ...


The White Crow: Eichmann in Jerusalem

Can it be moral to obey immoral orders?


Thorn

Tremendously energised one-man play about an Australian minister's son on a mission, but which one?


Trygve Wakenshaw: Kraken

A scandalously good show! Mime is the new rock 'n roll


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

feel the female power of Crookshank, representing the women in our century


Wolf Meat

Profoundly silly and farcically serious show with just the kind of anarchy that offers coke to audience members. Contains brief and ghastly nudity.


Women’s Hour

A hilarious and crazy hour of feminist theatre


Worst Case Scenario

23 reasons to see this refreshing and engaging show


Year Without Summer

Fascinating sideling glimpse of Romantic poets and writers through a chaise-long laced with gothic intent.