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 8 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

The Queen, Shakespeare and Me

The Queen, Shakespeare and Me

Comedy

The Queen, Shakespeare and Me

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-10, 13-15 at 18:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £8

''The Queen, Shakespeare and Me' is an affectionate musical comedy tribute to a thoroughly modern, fully empowered female role model - a woman who headed up a country and united a commonwealth for more than 70 years, earning respect, admiration and affection from around the world. From the vantage point of her Platinum Jubilee and final year, we see how this colourful, powerful lady head of state defined the postwar era. In this show, Carole Shaw reflects on HM's long life and reveals her 'all' to her people - her undying love for her corgis, the men in her life, her singlehanded success at...


Violet's Vaudeville Vault

Violet's Vaudeville Vault

Cabaret

Violet's Vaudeville Vault

Cabaret

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 3, 8-10, 15-17 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £10

Brought to you by Glasgow’s own Vaudeville Vixen, award winning international cabaret chanteuse Violet Duff presents Violet’s Vaudeville Vault. Take a trip back in time for some riotous old school vaudevillian variety. With a revolving nightly cast & featuring some of the finest international circus, variety and burlesque acts in town, from contortion to sword swallowing, anything could happen when you enter the Vault. You won’t want to miss your trip to the depths of Violet’s Vaudeville Vault. ...


19:00

Rob Duncan is Leather Daddy. Who is Andy Duncan?

Rob Duncan is Leather Daddy. Who is Andy Duncan?

Comedy

Rob Duncan is Leather Daddy. Who is Andy Duncan?

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 8, 13 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Rob Duncan has found a persona that really resonates with him. Embracing who you are is a powerful thing and after 39 years it has all come together: Rob Duncan is Leather Daddy. It's important to note that the leather community values consent, communication, and respect in all interactions. (from the maker of award-winning shows Legs, Baby Trains & Jeremy Segway). 'Irresistible force' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Absurdity at its finest' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Gloriously ridiculous' (ThreeWeeks). 'One of the most bizarre shows that I have ever seen' ★★★★ (...


Addiction: The Truth

Addiction: The Truth

Spoken Word

Addiction: The Truth

Spoken Word

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Kevin McCarron is an experienced stand-up comedian, and a Doctor of Philosophy. He has also been a drug addict and an alcoholic. In this presentation he will mock the most cherished beliefs which have so disastrously dominated Western attitudes to drug addiction and alcoholism for the last century....


20:00

Amy Mason: Free Mason

Amy Mason: Free Mason

Comedy

Amy Mason: Free Mason

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 7-9 at 20:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £6

'Amy Mason is brilliant' - Bridget Christie ‘Charmingly poignant and funny’ The Herald ‘Very Funny’ The Reviews Hub ★★★★★ WhatsonStage Amy Mason (Funny Woman Finalist, BBC New Act shortlist) talks queerness, parenting, hedgehogs and a surprising encounter with a group of Freemasons marching at her first, messy Pride. ...


Chloe Petts: Work-in-Progress

Chloe Petts: Work-in-Progress

Comedy

Chloe Petts: Work-in-Progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 8-12 at 20:15 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £7

Chloe Petts returns to the Brighton Fringe with a work-in-progress of her third show. There'll be some jokes about how she was Head Girl, her shortlived career as a teenage golfer and maybe something about Theseus and the Minotaur. If that doesn't intrigue you, I don't know what will!! "Clearly a rising star whose name will soon be in lights" - Evening Standard "She has funny bones" - The Times "You'll learn things but you'll laugh even more" - Metro...


Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Comedy

Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 8, 10, 14, 31 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £6

The Stoke-on-Trent urchin has cooked up a new comedy hour of fast-paced, daft existential dread with the odd song and sound effect to keep you from checking your watch. The Times - Top 3 Rising Stars of the Fringe British Comedy Guide Top Picks of The Fringe ★★★★ - Pick of the Fringe As Seen on ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show. Winner of Bath Festival New Comedian, 2022. BBC New Comedy Award nominee, 2019. ...


Will Davies: WRONGS

Will Davies: WRONGS

Comedy

Will Davies: WRONGS

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 8-9, 16, 30 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but how many wrongs does it take? Will Davies is embarks on a dangerous scientific experiment to find out. Piling up everything wrong with him, and everything wrong with the world until it’s all sufficiently wrong to become even slightly right. BBC New Comedy Shortlist 2023 “Razor sharp… laugh-out-loud funny” – A Rich Comic Life “Brilliantly original” – Poodle Club “Delightfully dry” – Sofa SoFunny ...



22:00

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

Comedy

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 8-10 at 22:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £3.50

Do you ever get Déjà vu? Eight years ago, Dylan Dodds started writing a blog comparing his life to the sitcom Friends. But his last show was about that. Do you ever get Déjà vu? Dylan’s last show ended with him deciding to have children. Then a joke about a sex toy. Do you ever get Déjà vu? Since then he’s been stuck in a time loop. Yes, exactly like that film! No, Bill Murray isn’t in this… Come hear what happened next, as he tries to avoid repeating himself, elephants in rooms, and going down brain-y rabbit holes. A stand-up show about the dangers of obsession. Silly, gag-filled, and ...