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 26 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

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 26 at 18:00 (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. ...


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...


Adele Cliff: In The Dark

Adele Cliff: In The Dark

Comedy

Adele Cliff: In The Dark

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 26-27, JUN 2-3 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Adele Cliff brings her new, 5 star, show about the power of knowledge and the power in refusing it to the Brighton Fringe. Adele is the UK Pun Champion (2020) has featured in Dave’s Funniest Jokes of the Fringe four years running (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). An accomplished joke writer she has also featured in best jokes lists in The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, The Irish Times, The i Newspaper and The Metro as well as being nominated for Leicestershire’s Favourite Joke in 2019....


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

Yolk

Yolk

Theatre

Yolk

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 26-28 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Following success at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, YOLK returns after a period of lockdown hibernation - bigger, bolder and more beautiful than ever! A combination of clown, absurd comedy, poetry and song, YOLK is a surreal journey into human existence, beginning in the ovary and ending in death. The show is a subtle, silly, sexy celebration of life, with all the beauty, mess and madness that it encompasses, that asks why we are here and what it means to be a woman. Previous praise for YOLK: “Silly, sexy and moving... you’ll laugh till your ovaries burst! ” “Whimsical, wise, funny and poigna...


Commando - The Radio Play

Commando - The Radio Play

Comedy

Commando - The Radio Play

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 23-27 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

GET DOWN ... and experience the 1985 Schwarzenegger blockbuster like you've never heard it before. Commando: The Radio Play takes history's greatest action film back to a simpler time when special effects were made with slap-sticks, aluminum sheets and celery. This production is in the style of classic radio plays performed live by voice actors and a sound effect artist. So let off some steam, put the cookie down and join us for a night you have to hear to believe! Written by Abby Falvo ...


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

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)'...



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. ...


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...