Brighton Fringe Shows

Have a look through our selection of shows... we hope we have something you'll want to see in Brighton!


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time

Listings for 10 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

Cynically Dead: Sharon Em & James Johnson

Cynically Dead: Sharon Em & James Johnson

Comedy

Cynically Dead: Sharon Em & James Johnson

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 9-10 at 18:00 (60 min) - PWYC - Tickets from £3

A show to make you think: ‘Maybe I’m not doing so badly after all…’ There are people who make things happen. And then there are people like Sharon and James, who things just happen to... Join them as they wonder where where it’s all going wrong. From disastrous treks across the desert to unwittingly spending 10 days on a SAGA cruise: if you’re looking for a show that makes you feel like you’re on top of things, they’ve got you covered. Sharon Em (IRL) fluctuates between trying hard and hardly trying. She meanders from place to place disproving the theory that ’not all who wander are l...


Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Cabaret

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 10-11, 16-19 at 18:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

Affectionate musical comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch, now sadly bereft of her consort of 73 years. As told by Carole Shaw, the show’s creator and star performer, this is the story of a thoroughly modern, fully empowered female role model. She is a woman heading up a country, after all. This powerful, colourful lady head-of-state finally reveals her “all” to her people - her undying love for her dogs, the men in her life, her single-handed success at forging peace processes, her secret passion for motorbikes, coming out at 96 as a song-&-dance gal. You are regally commanded to...


Happenings

Happenings

Theatre

Happenings

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 10-12, 17-19 at 18:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

If your life is made up of things that happen to you, then what is your value if nothing ever happens? How much would you dare risk to push your life agenda, and how easily can it all fall apart? In these tough times, everything is a struggle. Happenings explores the unfulfilled aspirations and monotonous existences of three 30-somethings, who have the whole world at their feet, but cannot find the way to move forward. Jane wishes that something, anything, would happen to her, to fill the void in her life. Clearly everyone else is happy. One look at any social media feed will tell you that...


19:00

Alex Farrow: Stoic

Alex Farrow: Stoic

Comedy

Alex Farrow: Stoic

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 10, 17, 31 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

“Stoic” is a new stand-up comedy show in 2022 from Alex Farrow. Alex is the host of the award-winning Jericho Comedy in Oxford, as recommended by the Telegraph, the i Paper, Chortle and The Sunday Times. His philosophy themed solo shows have sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 and 2021. ★★★★★ The Scotsman - "Practically perfect","Packs a Philosophical punch" ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Student...


Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Comedy

Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 8-10, 15-16, 18 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Come Sit on the Couch with Me" Is this a therapy couch or a casting couch and is there a difference? The show is a cocktail of a comical but true look at communication in the western world today, with a good dose of rapping and a big pinch of satire. Did you know 90% of our communication is body language? Yours will be scrutinised at some point in the show...You will leave shaken and stirred, and if not a better person then certainly a more self aware one!' ...


20:00

Hotel Michelle

Hotel Michelle

Comedy

Hotel Michelle

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 10, 17 at 20:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Come and spend a night at Hotel Michelle! Hotel Michelle is an improvised comedy show about the staff and customers of a fictional hotel, set in a location chosen by you! Sit back and enjoy as characters and relationships are weaved together into a hour-long comedy developed entirely on the spot. Each performance will be entirely unique, so even we don't know how it will end! After months of restricted travel it's time to get away somewhere where you can relax, have a drink, and enjoy some quality hospitality. Brought to you by a group of top improvisers from London-based improv group ...


Stella Graham - Porcupine

Stella Graham - Porcupine

Comedy

Stella Graham - Porcupine

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 9-12 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2

Stella's considering Anger Management. Sounds like a job you could apply for? Only, what if you're a terrible manager... Occasional outbursts are fun and charming, right? Change is hard, but hilarious. And prickly. “If you're a TV executive, drop what you're doing and go see her now” - The Skinny "A slick, sharp and polished set, balanced with a warmth and charm that had our audience queuing up to meet her after the gig! Superb!" - Nodding Dog Comedy Stella Graham is a naturally funny stand-up comedian. Shameless, charmingly aggressive and unladylike, she's the funniest half Sri Lankan ...


C*nt!

C*nt!

Comedy

C*nt!

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 8-10 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Powerpoint and profanity collide in this love letter to the c- letter. An irreverent exploration of the history of this most maligned and loved of words, and an opportunity to indulge in the simple pleasure of calling people c*nts. "Funny, uncompromising, took my breath away with her ingenuity" Lancs Evening Post "C*nt’ seduces, slowly but surely." Three weeks "Finest sticks of comedy dynamite to be found for love or a suggested donation "C*nt! what’s missing? It’s You! C*nt! C*nt! show by a brown, nb bird and Edinburgh /Morecambe festival Award winner....



You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 9-11, 16-18, JUN 5 at 20:30 (90 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a "modern classic" or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he road-tests chapters. 'One of my favourites' (Chortle) ...


21:00

MentaLLess

MentaLLess

Comedy

MentaLLess

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 9-11 at 21:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5-£12

Mentalless is a unique stage show consisting of Andrew Phoenix and Emma Wesslus. Two magicians and comedians who figured out a way to read your mind, yes you heard that right, they will read your mind! In what might be the first Comedy-Mentalism duo show ever, you'll get unexplainable magic that will blow the audience's mind as well as comedy, improv and exciting audience participation. A high paced show packed with illusions and humour....


Generation Why: A hilarious hour about the collective, unprocessed trauma of the millennial generation.

Generation Why: A hilarious hour about the collective, unprocessed trauma of the millennial generation.

Comedy

Generation Why: A hilarious hour about the collective, unprocessed trauma of the millennial generation.

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 9-13 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

The generation of entitlement, participation trophies and snowflakes. That is how many see us. The generation of social change, technological revolution and pizza rolls. This is who we are. Examining our obsession with nostalgia as a reaction to several unprecedented decades of turbulence and uncertainty during our formative years, this project will both celebrate and mourn where we find ourselves. Seemingly stuck between a trauma filled childhood and an adulthood we feel massively unprepared for. We are Generation Y and all we can ask is why. Why have things been allowed to get this...