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 23 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

Henning Wehn – Das Neuen Materialen Nachten

Henning Wehn – Das Neuen Materialen Nachten

Comedy

Henning Wehn – Das Neuen Materialen Nachten

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 20-24 at 18:40 (65 min) - Buy Tickets from £11.50

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas for his upcoming tour Acid Wehn. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction. Come along. Or else. ...


19:00

Caroline Mabey Will Ruin Your Life

Caroline Mabey Will Ruin Your Life

Comedy

Caroline Mabey Will Ruin Your Life

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 7, 16, 23 at 19:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

Rip-roaring, off-the-wall stand-up from one of the silliest people I know. A joyful, angry, thoughtful show about getting older and owning up to who you really are. Celebrating it even. However disastrous that may be. "Hilarious... funny and touching and brilliant" - The Guardian "Mabey is thoroughly enjoyable company... the slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois be-tween Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Floella Benjamin" – Evening Standard "A mischievous, kooky talent" - Time Out "An absolute delight to watch... leaves you feeling a little bit dizzy and a big bit happy" - The Skinny...


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....


Bexual Healing

Bexual Healing

Comedy

Bexual Healing

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 20-24 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Bexual Healing is a show full of time travelling hijinks as we come across four unlikely socially awkward female characters from the 1920s-1990s. Each one struggles with neurodiversity in one way or another. Bex Turner was a Quarter Finalist in Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Competition in 2018. She also received the Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Award in 2018. “Rebekka Turner plays several highly funny characters with a ‘League of Gentlemen’ edge.” - Simon Topping, Extra Topping Comedy, 2023. “Darkly nonsensical”. -The Londonist 2021. "A gleefully messy performance that's just...


20:00

Amy Webber: No Previous Experience

Amy Webber: No Previous Experience

Comedy

Amy Webber: No Previous Experience

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 20-23 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £4

Amy is an award winning comedian as heard on BBC Radio 4. Armed with her mini keyboard and an opera degree that’s never been useful, she’s on the hunt for a new job. Join Amy as she weaves stories about career paths tried and failed with job demonstrations in a desperate attempt to get some freelance work. Expect banging pop songs, live networking and a world class singing voice. Amy has been recognised for being "joyful" (Telegraph) and “a clear hit” (Chortle) and 2023 saw her sell out 93% of her shows at her first Edinburgh Fringe run. Winner of ‘Best Comedy’ at Manchester Fringe (20...


Apocalypse Kapow!

Apocalypse Kapow!

Comedy

Apocalypse Kapow!

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 23-27 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Apocalypse Kapow: a one-woman show inspired by evil. What’s wrong with robot overlords, anyway? Can you neutralize Jeff Besos with a papier mache rocket? Would dancing baby goats make everything better? Help Judie Boom solve the big existential issues of our time with Youtube, Alexa and the correct choice of swim session. Armed with absurd silliness and stats, she’s on a relentlessly positive mission. Can she solve inertia, greed and just generally the planet? If Victoria Wood had written Black Mirror… a warm, mildly surreal ramble into our dystopian near-future...


Sour Grapes: The Musical

Sour Grapes: The Musical

Theatre

Sour Grapes: The Musical

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 20-24 at 20:15 (55 min) - Buy Tickets from £10

"Sour Grapes" invites audiences on a profound journey into the haunting and often misunderstood realm of Postpartum Depression (PPD). Adapted from Yetunde Lemboye's poignant work, the play delves into the lives of Dapo and Oreoluwa King, a young couple navigating dreams, aspirations, and the overwhelming impact of PPD. With a global prevalence of 5% to 60.8%, PPD is a debilitating mental disorder that transcends borders, and this play courageously explores its emotional complexities. Set against the contrasting experiences of suffering mothers trapped in a metaphorical death swamp and the b...


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...



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 Drop of Brandy With Friends

A Drop of Brandy With Friends

Comedy

A Drop of Brandy With Friends

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 23 at 21:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £6

Join your favourite NHS Hero and local glamourpuss, Sister Brandy Bex, in welcoming some of the finest and funniest stand-up and character comedians from Brighton and beyond. Expect a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere filled with lots of laughter. This show contains adult humour. ...


African-ish

African-ish

Comedy

African-ish

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 22-23, 26-30, JUN 2 at 21:45 (60 min) - PWYC

South African standup comedian Ambrose Uren shares his unique story in this energy-packed comedy show filled with unexpected silly twists. From living in a static caravan he calls home to embarking on a wild search for his roots, Ambrose Uren navigates his journey using humor and raw honesty. Come and bare witness to the hilarity as this charming comedian uses sharp wit and engaging storytelling to challenge his own African-ishness....