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 9 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

Nathan Cassidy: The Spine That Shagged Me

Nathan Cassidy: The Spine That Shagged Me

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: The Spine That Shagged Me

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 9 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Multi-award winning Cassidy with the second part of his 2024 Trilogy of shows. First he did his back in, now he's tripping on Diazepam watching Life of Pi. He's the star of Amazon Prime Specials 'Bumblebee' and 'Observational', winner of Best Standup at The Brighton Fringe for the last two years, with regular appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live. 'Clever, articulate... sometime scathing and cynical, but also touching and hopeful.' FringeReview.co.uk ‘The best show at this year’s Fringe. A classic, structured, rollercoaster hour. Star-in-waiting... he is untouchable.’ ★★★a...


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....


Bee Babylon: Once Upon a Time in Iceland (wip)

Bee Babylon: Once Upon a Time in Iceland (wip)

Comedy

Bee Babylon: Once Upon a Time in Iceland (wip)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 9-12 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £4

In 1810 a brave Scottish man named Sir George Steuart Mackenzie ventured all the way to Iceland with some pals. They went in search of adventure but found only scurvy. In this 40-minute show Icelandic comedian Bee Babylon takes you on a journey through this embarrassing period in Icelandic history: After the Vikings ruled the oceans and before her country collapsed the European economy. Back when the Danish were the worst, turf houses the best and old shoes were dinner. “Bee Babylon is sure to gain traction” The List (4stars) “Bylgja Babýlons was assured, ambitious and distinctive.” the ...


TN Twins

TN Twins

Comedy

TN Twins

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 3, 9, 16, 24 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

After starting out in the Brighton comedy scene about the same time, Jade and Sophie have noticed a strange phenomenon going on – people just can’t seem to tell them apart! After being referred to one another multiple times and even tagged as each other in pictures, it’s finally time to settle it once and for all – twins separated at birth or just two besties with the same great sense of style… or so they think....


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...



Wrestling with The Champ: Chortle Combat

Wrestling with The Champ: Chortle Combat

Comedy

Wrestling with The Champ: Chortle Combat

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 9-10 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Fresh from his gravy wrestling exploits, The Pub Wrestling Federation champion the Ginger Ninja makes his debut at the Brighton Fringe with a fight-based show unlike any other! Expect beer, cheer and wrestling gear. Grab a pint, pick a side, and may the best team win! As seen in Ladbible, Chortle, BBC Radio 5 Live, Daily Mail and Cultaholic. Listen to all episodes of this award-nominated podcast now on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Castbox and Spotify. Independent Podcast Awards - Best Comedy nominee 2023. Sports Podcast Awards - Best Comedy nominee 2023....


Sitting Pretty with Kitty

Sitting Pretty with Kitty

Comedy

Sitting Pretty with Kitty

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 9, 23 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

Everyone’s favourite Northern agony aunt ‘Kitty Cassis’ will be travelling down on the Megabus, bringing with her a vanity case full of gossip and gory details. Beautician to the stars, (if by stars you mean Deidre with the beard who works on the bins) Kitty is the ultimate party guest. “a vision in leopard print.. glimpses of early Caroline Aherne..” Chortle...


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 ...


21:00

Becky Fury: Great British C*nts

Becky Fury: Great British C*nts

Comedy

Becky Fury: Great British C*nts

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Britain's a state. And maybe that’s part of the problem. An award winning writer and performer presents a show about the difficulties of being proud of the slightly awkward history of this cocky little Island. And what makes Britian, great and celebrates the ish in British. Warning, May contain references to Chicken Tikka Lasagna and fancying George Osborne that some viewers may find offensive. ...


A Little Loving Hurts No One

A Little Loving Hurts No One

Comedy

A Little Loving Hurts No One

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 9 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

In A Little Loving Hurts No One, Mustafa Algiyadi manoeuvres through the European way of life from the lens of a Libyan Arab, longing so bad to be part of it, yet confronted with some cultural differences that makes it....confusing! 😕 If you are up for deconstructing people's behaviours, talk about religion, meditation, velvet sofas and to learn how to deal with annoying people then you got to see this stand up comedy show and enjoy all that with laughters along the way. 😂 Mustafa Algiyadi is the co-founder of the first weekly and longest running English Stand Up Comedy C...


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 ...