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 19 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

Sam's Scriptz!

Sam's Scriptz!

Comedy

Sam's Scriptz!

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 19-20 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Sam Jacobsen is an acclaimed writer, penning award-winning scripts for the three S's... stage, screen and school assemblies (his Year 5 masterpiece about the Vikings at St Mark's Primary School got nominated for a BAFTA). Now he's here in Brighton to share some amazing new script ideas! Highlights may or may not include: Harvest Festival the Movie - a blockbuster film about two maverick dinner ladies, working within a corrupt school system, who team up to solve the mystery of some stolen tins of Sainsbury's spaghetti hoops Troll Under a Bridge: a reality series in which former England...


Double Bubble

Double Bubble

Comedy

Double Bubble

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 19-20, 22 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet

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. ...


Kevin O'Connell - Gutter Dandy (Work In Progress)

Kevin O'Connell - Gutter Dandy (Work In Progress)

Comedy

Kevin O'Connell - Gutter Dandy (Work In Progress)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 10-11, 19 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £1

High energy, quirky, Irish comic Kevin O Connell brings his work-in-progress show to the Brighton Fringe. Having reached 30 without achieving anything Kevin attempts to stay upbeat while discussing all the buzzwords – mental health, toxic masculinity, aging and love. Kevin has been a finalist in the prestigious NATYs (New Act of the Year) 2018, featured on Union Jack Radio’s “One Night Stand” & in 2021 was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award. ...


20:00

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 6, 8, 11-13, 15, 18-20, 22, 25, 27, 29, JUN 1-3, 5 at 20:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

'The Pick of the Fringe' returns to Brighton - an annual selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at the Brighton Fringe! This show is a succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners, alongside the best in fresh new talent - with four different comics at each show, all selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe. There's something for everyone - so for the biggest laughs and best comedy acts, this is the show for you! A sell-out worldwide hit show at festivals globally, including Brighton, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Hollywood, Singapore...


Lulu Popplewell: Goblin (Work in Progress)

Lulu Popplewell: Goblin (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Lulu Popplewell: Goblin (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 19-21 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Join Lulu as she explores what it means to be a goblin, lobster and inept female specimen all at once. Silly, confessional, and occasionally unhinged, this is a WIP hour of stand-up from 'such a funny and warm performer' with 'quick lines and sharp gags' (Plays To See) In a nutshell: That kid from Love Actually is old now and she talks alot about sex work. What's not to love? 'Sharp, witty, cleverly constructed... simply hilarious' (Varsity) 'A definite rising star on the circuit' (The Fountain) As seen and heard on BBC1 and Radio 4 ...


Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Comedy

Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 19-20, JUN 1 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

As seen on 'Mock The Week' (BBC Two), 'The Stand-Up Sketch Show' (ITV), 'Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club' (ITV) and more, Michael Odewale is taking the comedy world by storm. Michael's debut show '#BlackBearsMatter' won Best Show at both the 2019 Leicester and Hastings Comedy Festivals and achieved critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Additional credits include: BBC Presents: Stand Up For Live Comedy (BBC One/ Three), The Mash Report (BBC Two), Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), and Comedians Solv...



Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Comedy

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 19 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

"Growing up - I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. That's when I first questioned my identity." Come and join international stand-up comedian Dharmander Singh as he goes on a journey to discover his identity, roots and nationality through funny stories and observations about being named after a Bollywood legend, living and trying to belong in 80's Birmingham and the challenges and pleasures of being a sun-kissed Brummie in Berlin. Audience Reviews "Just been to see @dharo10 at the #BrightonFringe Best comedy show I''ve seen at the fest, very tig...


21:00

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 29, JUN 1-2, 5 at 21:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

With millions of views over lockdown for her blunt takes on dating & being a child free badass, Eleanor Conway returns in 2022 with a show about post pandemic dating & hookup culture asking... ‘How can women negotiate equal pay in the boardroom if they cannot negotiate equal orgasms in the bedroom?’ Conway is an internationally touring comedian that does hilarious shows about sex, addiction & dating. She’s sold out multiple Edinburgh Festival runs with self produced shows ‘Walk of Shame’ & ’You May Recognise Me From Tinder’. You may also recognise her from The Guardian, Woman’s Hour, Stylist, ...


Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore (Work in Progress)

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 19-20, 26-27 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

A new Work In Progress show from multi-award-winner Alasdair Beckett-King (Mock the Week). A true Renaissance man, Alasdair is 500 years old. ***** "Awesome" (Edinburgh49) **** "Charismatic" 1/2 (One4Review) **** "Kick-ass" 1/2 (Radio Ha Ha) **** "A master of comedic storytelling" (Broadway baby) **** "Magnificent, wonderful and hilarious" (The Wee Review)'...


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...