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 23 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

Midnight Wine

Midnight Wine

Music

Midnight Wine

Music

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 23-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

Chris Milner - Journeyman Midnight Wine Well respected singer/songwriter Chris Milner - Journeyman shares songs (Contemporary and Traditional), wine and stories from almost 50 years in the great British folk scene touring UK and Europe. Is now thinking 'maybe he chose the wrong genre'. Come chill out, listen and advise. "There is a real spirituality in the songs and arrangements " Garth Hewitt (musician and activist) "I enjoy the poetry and folk edge to the style. Through the songs he is able to communicate to a wide variety of people on a number of levels" Dave...


Good Luck Out There, Human

Good Luck Out There, Human

Comedy

Good Luck Out There, Human

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-25, 29-31 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

“Legendary cock lobster.” “My life is on fire, I think I’m in love.” “Life ain’t all burritos and strippers, my friend.” These are just three examples of the bathroom stall graffiti you’ll encounter in Caitlin Cook’s (SiriusXM, Comedy Cellar, NYCF) raucous new hour of comedy, music, and visuals. Confessional, immersive, and uproariously funny, this one-of-a-kind show—literally set in a dive bar bathroom—transforms graffiti scrawled all over the stalls into the lyrics of Cook’s original songs and the trail markers along the journey she takes us upon. Through these irreverent, poignant, and ofte...


Sorry Not Sorry

Sorry Not Sorry

Comedy

Sorry Not Sorry

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 9, 16, 23-25, 30-31 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

“This is a standup comedy show showcasing 3 comedians who have absolutely nothing in common apart from living in London. The comedians talk about their experiences having lived across LA, India and even Kentish Town” Kimberley is “Bridget Jones if Bridget Jones was 35 On the biggest ayahuasca trip you can imagine. Brought to you by @kimberleydatnow. Winner of the King Gong Comedy Store. Funny, intelligent and bang on point! -The Jewish Telegraph Has a tight set- gynaecologist ...


19:00

The Lookalikes: A Strange Tapley Production

The Lookalikes: A Strange Tapley Production

Comedy

The Lookalikes: A Strange Tapley Production

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 23-26 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - From £7

Laughing Horse finalist and BAFTA award winner Nathaniel Tapley (Have I Got News For You, The Revolution Will Be Televised) and non-award winning Darren Strange (Armando Iannucci Shows, Crackanory, Parents) present a life-affirming show about the sons of two professional lookalikes who may have killed each other's mums. A terrifying and hilarious tale of Wombles, fallopian tube shadow puppetry, the decapitation of Margaret Thatcher and a Buster Merryfield resemblance...


An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 11, 23-25, 29 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

"Laugh out loud”, “Slick and powerful writing that keeps the audience mesmerised throughout” * * * * (London Pub Theatres) This comedic one man show introduces Stuart Bagcliffe, who is about to perform his biographical play to an audience for the first time. Ill prepared and lacking experience, Stuart is naturally a bundle of nerves. Join him as he attempts to make it through the play in one piece, contending with his overbearing mother watching from the wings, a sound technician who's half asleep, as well as his own demons and insecurities. What could possibly go wrong? ...


Pete Wells - Success

Pete Wells - Success

Comedy

Pete Wells - Success

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 22-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £3

"What is success? Can success be successfully defined? Unlike twice fired single parent billionaire Elon Musk, Pete is a model citizen without an HR complaint to his name. He lives in the converted dining room of a 4 bedroom share house - and his mum believes he's a success. Is that all it takes?" Pete returns to Brighton with a show about Success....


Deep Cut Goofs

Deep Cut Goofs

Comedy

Deep Cut Goofs

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-26 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

A split bill of standup comedy full to the brim of deep cut goofs. Performed by Daniel Mckeon- a self-deprecating, easy-going storyteller, interested in the weird and vulnerable ways people interact. He was a regular feature on the BBC New Comedy Show on BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Radio Suffolk. "Slick. Well-written." The Stand "his comic cheekiness is endearing." Broadway Baby. And Freya Mallard- an exciting, up and coming voice in standup comedy. She is erratically anxious and unadvisedly optimistic. Her silly, fun and slightly absurd take on life make her a delight to watch! As heard on BBC ...


20:00

Double Bubble

Double Bubble

Comedy

Double Bubble

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 23-24 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Double Bubble is a comedy show like no other. It showcases the brightest upcoming talent on the circuit but the twist is that the audience can have judge the acts after their set. Each act gets 5 minutes on stage and each audience member gets 2 cards. The green card is a plus vote, the red card is a minus. At the end of the set, if an audience member likes your set they can hold up their green card to vote you through to the final. Similarly, if they didn't enjoy it, they can hold up the red card. The acts with the net most plus votes will get through, where a winner is decided. ...



Joe Foster: Hits The Roof

Joe Foster: Hits The Roof

Comedy

Joe Foster: Hits The Roof

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 23-24 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Where does a man go to get some peace? Sick of everyone's sh*t, stand-up Joe Foster found it on the roof of his flat, high above the city like a Batman that doesn't care about your problems. Joe follows up his sold-out debut with a new hour packed full of his trademark cynicism laced with killer punch lines. "Tells them with off hand wit" (Chortle) **** (Three Weeks) "Reassuringly Confident" (The List) "Deadpan style and skilled comic timing" (Brighton Source). Winner: South Coast Comedian Of The Year....


Still Got It!

Still Got It!

Comedy

Still Got It!

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 23-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Come and enjoy an hour with a group of comedians who have years and years of life experience behind them. We bring four different views of living and loving to get you laughing. Lissi who was once the shyest person on the block but is now old and bold; Derya, the Turkish delight and Muslim wild child, (now a little more mature); Georgia, the lesbian mother from Greece; and Arthur, the delightful token man, will do their utmost to welcome you and give you a good time. We are proud of our combined age of over 250 years and want to share all our joy and happiness with you. ...


Rebels Without Applause

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-29 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2.50

An hour of Stand Up Comedy form three up and coming Comics!...


21:00

Emily McQuade: Wolf(ish)

Emily McQuade: Wolf(ish)

Comedy

Emily McQuade: Wolf(ish)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 23-25 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free (Non-Ticketed)

Scary tales, fairy tales and a whole lot of silly jokes. Emily McQuade wants to lure you in with these but she promises to keep away from your delicious Grandmother. Nervous laughter meets fun laughter. Wolf(ish) is a new stand-up show from Emily McQuade (Finalist 'Not so New Comedian' Leicester Square Theatre) full of dark chuckles and delightful chills....


Russell Hicks: The Age of Hicks

Russell Hicks: The Age of Hicks

Comedy

Russell Hicks: The Age of Hicks

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 23-26 at 21:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

The voice of Sky Comedy, with over 115k followers on TikTok, Russell Hicks has gained legendary status in British live comedy for his masterful improv and one-of-a-kind performances, but how did he get there? This coming-of-age show reveals the truth behind the legend; what makes him tick and why he is who he is. A rare glimpse behind the anarchic curtain, Russell lays everything bare in this highly-anticipated showcase of skill, comedy and honesty. There really is no one quite like Russell Hicks. ...


Psychic Stu's Comedy Stand Up Show

Psychic Stu's Comedy Stand Up Show

Comedy

Psychic Stu's Comedy Stand Up Show

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 23-25 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Not so Psychic Stu will dazzle you with his Psychic ability and healing powers. Why not find out what the future holds for you. Come along and meet his spirit guides Marry & Will. If you have an awful Aura or chakra come have it healed. I hope to see you there for Psychic Readings and alot of laughter, Earthly Blessings, Namaste Nanas dead. ...


PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

Cabaret

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-31, JUN 1-5 at 21:45 (90 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

"Brilliant", "Amazing", "Fantastic". These are just some of the superlatives used by audience members after performances of this show at the Edinburgh and Swansea fringes in 2021. IMASHINATION is a non-stop conveyerbelt of showstoppers, interwoven with the darkly observed and cheekily insolent telling of a tale of personal discovery and transformation by a standup whose experience spans 3 decades. Paul's previous Fringe shows have earned 4 stars a-piece and his musical performances have attracted praise like: "This guy's voice is gonna knock your socks off" - Christian Reilly "Sim...