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 30 May, sorted by Start Time

12:00

Science Magic

Science Magic

Childrens

Science Magic

Childrens

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 28-31, JUN 1-5 at 12:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show to the Brighton Fringe with some brand new tricks. including popping a balloon with an orange, a twist on the famous table cloth trick, and a device which runs electricity through your body. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Want to see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about...


18:00

The Great Baldini - A Magician's Journey

The Great Baldini - A Magician's Journey

Cabaret

The Great Baldini - A Magician's Journey

Cabaret

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Legendary magician the Great Baldini tells his life story through a series of stage illusions, from his first trick on his 12th birthday to his career pinnacle rivalling the great Houdini. Each chapter is built around a very entertaining, colourful and theatrical illusion with significant audience participation. Whilst the magic can be a bit hit and miss and Baldini’s old trouper’s spirit is sorely tested the audience is often helpless with laughter as Baldini desperately attempts to hold it together and soldier on. The illusions are excellent (Baldini is an award-winning member of th...


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...


**Clean Slate Comedy!**

**Clean Slate Comedy!**

Comedy

**Clean Slate Comedy!**

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 9, 16, 23-25, 30-31 at 18:45 (60 min) - PWYC

“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

Just Trying to Help

Just Trying to Help

Comedy

Just Trying to Help

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30 at 19:00 (60 min) - PAID

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications. A showcase of no holds barred stand up comedy for people who like to keep things simple. As seen on: Conan, SiriusXM, 800 Pound Gorilla Records & The Laughable Podcast (50 Funniest Podcasts of 2021 - The Guardian). The Best Shows of Edinburgh 2018 & 2019 - The Guardian, The Times & The Telegraph. ‘He’s just fantastic’ Frank Skinner ‘This brave and winning hour certainly pulls no punches’
★★★★ The Times ‘wickedly funny’
★★★&#...


Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Comedy

Playback Impro

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

A DRUNKEN SAILOR'S PLAYBACK IMPRO is back again !!★★★★★ The Mirror ★★★★ Broadway Baby Edinburgh.★★★★ Broadway Baby Brighton★★★★ 'A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. Four actors each take it in turn to direct a narrative supplied by the audience. It can be anything from a mundane event on the way to the theatre, to a traumatic childhood experience. The interaction is fun, compelling and very imaginative. And the the quick-witted troupe step in...


Teachers and Schools (Work in Progress)

Teachers and Schools (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Teachers and Schools (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Former Religious Studies Teacher turned stand-up comedian Kevin Precious turns his hand to examining his former profession, and takes a sideways look at the teaching and schools more generally. A work-in-progress show from a seasoned professional who previously toured the UK's theatres and arts centres with a show dedicated to precisely the same subject. 'Kevin's stage charisma and poise set him head and shoulders above the previous acts' (Times). 'Instantly recognisable stage presence and boundless wit' (Leicester Mercury at the Leicester Comedy Festival). ...


Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Cabaret

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 29-31, JUN 1-5 at 19:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet

Mullarkey brings you on an hilarious, almost entirely honest, and wild journey of growing up as a Mama's boy in the west of Ireland, being a failed Catholic, and coming to terms with the old Irish tradition of repressing your feelings. Despite being strongly effected by Grand Theft Auto video games and their alarming absence of morals, poor Catholic Eddie badly wanted to believe in God and in God's plan. But alas, God had other plans for Eddie. Follow Eddie's European history of broken romance, the different versions of love at the root of Brexit and how to avoid having a child. A mix...



20:00

Not Drunk but Disorderly

Not Drunk but Disorderly

Theatre

Not Drunk but Disorderly

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 30-31 at 20:00 (60 min) - PAID

Howard and Geoffrey are local police officers who don't know how to office. Nine residents, one murder. Two actors, nine characters. Trouble is easy to find, but a murderer isn’t. When called to the scene, Howard and Geoffrey not only have to find the perpetrator but also find the dead body that they somehow managed to lose. Not Drunk but Disorderly is a physical comedy that entertains, humours and mocks each other and the society we live in. A live theatre performance that fundamentally focuses on the characters and relishes in the going wrong. Murder mystery meets Dumb and Dumber....


Jenny Collier: Work in Progress

Jenny Collier: Work in Progress

Comedy

Jenny Collier: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30-31 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

As seen on The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan (Channel 4), Jenny Collier is a multi-award winning Welsh comedian who has played landmark venues across the UK and internationally, including the Adelaide Fringe where she won the prestigious Percy Award. Jenny has previously supported Jason Manford, Arthur Smith, John Bishop and Dave Johns on their UK tours and credits include The Rhod Gilbert Show (BBC Wales), The Leak (BBC Wales), The Now Show (Radio 4), The News Quiz (Radio 4) and more! Unapologetically bold, brilliant, and outrageously honest, join Jenny for her exciting new Work in Progress...


Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Comedy

Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 29-30, JUN 5 at 20:15 (60 min) - FREE Entry, Donation Based

From a sweatshop in the ghetto of Wuhan, Moni made her way to Berlin. She searched hard for love, until a severe depression hit her, forcing her to face unresolved childhood trauma. Luckily, comedy found her. In this one-woman show, Moni takes you on a full emotional journey. It’s honest, authentic, and full of diarrhea. Be prepared to laugh and cry. ...


Power Struggle

Power Struggle

Comedy

Power Struggle

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 30 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

"Power Struggle" is a split show from two of Wales's most exciting up and coming comedians; Priya Hall and Eleri Morgan. Priya Hall is a Welsh-Indian stand-up comedian and comedy writer who is quickly ascending the comedy scene in England and Wales. She has already featured on BBC Presents: Stand up for Live Comedy (BBC One & Three), Fred At The Stand (BBC Radio 4), Mach Fest (BBC Radio Wales), Stand Yp (S4C), and Hunllef yng Nghymru Sydd (BBC Radio Cymru). She is a host on the podcast Here to Judge, which is available on Spotify. She is a series regular on Sunday Morning With Joanna Page...


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 30-31, JUN 1 at 20:30 (60 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? ...


Baby trains

Baby trains

Comedy

Baby trains

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30-31 at 21:30 (60 min) - PWYC

Rob Duncan (from shows LEGS & LOGS). Present an hour of extreme unadulterated nonsense featuring trains, brains and babies. AWARD WINNER: Malcolm Hardee Award 2019 ...


Vermin

Vermin

Theatre

Vermin

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 19, 30 at 21:30 (60 min) - PAID

death in the family changed Rachel and Billy’s lives forever, now their lives are coming to an end. An infestation of rats in their new flat reveals very different insanities. Billy, a man with an obsessive personality and a history of violence sees in the rats an opportunity to unleash his desire for murderous devastation. Rachel, a grieving mother, sees in them the reincarnated soul of her daughter, Alice. VERMIN is a fast paced two-hander dealing with joy, excitement, love, trust, fear and death. Billy and Rach retell the story of their imploding relationship with all the pace and ca...



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 not on sale yet

"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...