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 17 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

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

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. Jo doesn’t understand how he can view the world so differently. He says he’s just happy to get along and be left alone. Maybe, neurodiverse character, Fran, really does have all the answers. Or a...


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...


Harry Wright: Smalltown Boy

Harry Wright: Smalltown Boy

Comedy

Harry Wright: Smalltown Boy

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15-18 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2

Harry explores their autism and their sexuality, and how these intersect with their class identity, growing up in a deprived area of Yorkshire. Harry has never been able to find a good male role model and examines how sex, relationships and music have helped them become a better man, in theory anyway. Plus, numerous dick jokes. A celebration of queerness and not ‘fitting in’. ...


Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Comedy

Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 15-18 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

One day you're a student at a protest and the next you're a 30 something middle manager who still doesn't know what they want to be when they grow up. The middle bit is a show about realising you're too young to retire but too old to feel like you can make a difference. “Poignant, beautiful stuff... narrative comedy of the highest calibre" ★★★★1⁄2 (WeKnowMelbourne) “a haunted house ride of millennial angst, philosophical in its own manic way... Grim, sharp, hilarious" ★★★★ (ShortCom) “Jeannot is a genuinely funny bloke, whose real sk...


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 ...


KingFast

KingFast

Music

KingFast

Music

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 17-18 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

KingFast is a Jamaican born and Belfast raised solo artist whose soulful vocals have been gathering traction around the UK. Some more notable performances of KingFast’s include Liverpool International Music Festival, Cannes (during the film festival), Edinburgh Fringe, Nantwich Jazz Festival, Liverpool Sound City and Aintree Racecourse for Ladies Day. Since winning Merseyrail SoundStation 2017 KingFast’s audience has grown greatly and his sound developed. It is very apparent upon listening to KingFast’s music that there is a fusion of several genres but seemingly most prominent is a cross betw...


Medico

Medico

Comedy

Medico

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 16-18 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Italian NHS intensive care doctor and comedian (yes, she really is both) Dr Stefania Licari (Ecole Philippe Gaulier, East 15, Medical School University of Milan) brings to the stage her comedy alter ego Dr Anna LaRosa (from the multi-award-winning online series 'My Doctor's Advice') for a, by turns, hysterical and moving exploration of the medical world, immigration and what it means to become British. Physical gags, silly jokes and true stories from the medical frontline combine with Stefania's own experience of being an Italian doctor in the UK. You may laugh or you may cry, or ideally both,...



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 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

India 4000

India 4000

Theatre

India 4000

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 16-18, 23, 30-31 at 21:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Allama Iqbal said Old Greece has vanished, so have Egypt and Rome; little of their civilizations now remain; but there is something about India; which refuses to die; though for centuries the world has been conspiring to wipe out her every trace. . What is this India? Apart from her physical and geographical aspects? What did she represent in the past? What gave her strength to her then? Does she represent anything vital now? Apart from being the home of a vast number of human beings? How does she fit in to the modern world? ...


Autistic License

Autistic License

Comedy

Autistic License

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15-18 at 21:30 (60 min) - PWYC

Most people start comedy because they are funny. Very few have a doctor's note saying they can’t be. Thrust into a world which told him he could achieve anything but connecting with people, Ian perseveres. In a stand-up comedy show exploring diagnosis, relationships, sexuality, creativity and the history of autism, Ian sets out to prove autistic people have more to offer than being good at maths. But can Ian prove it to himself? "A whirling, exciting debut"- Chris McCormack, Feeling Good "Lynam's condescending comic stylings taking vicious aim." Chris O'Rourke, Arts Review ^...


Rich Spalding: Look Who Loves Me (WIP)

Rich Spalding: Look Who Loves Me (WIP)

Comedy

Rich Spalding: Look Who Loves Me (WIP)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 17-18 at 21:45 (60 min) - PWYC

This is a show about being loved, and how surprisingly difficult that can be. Rich Spalding brings a work in progress hour of jokes and stories about being loved, by a person and, hopefully, by an audience. Topics covered will include self loathing, self improvement, self esteem and having a drug induced panic attack in a toilet cubicle. It will be very much a work in progress, which is worth bearing in mind when you decide how much to pay and whether or not to boo....