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 30 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

Lady Chatterley's Liver

Lady Chatterley's Liver

Comedy

Lady Chatterley's Liver

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 30-31 at 18:45 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £6

Chaos Theory is a sketch group consisting of three actor/writers – Lela Bergeron, who is American, Yasser Kayani, who is Asian and Neil Benson, who is English, and director/writer Stephen Dinsdale. Between them they have worked with David Icke, walked barefoot over broken glass, stripped for Danish TV, played a puddle in an advert and had material broadcast on BBC TV and BBC Radio 4 as well as on film and the West End. Chaos Theory has been going for about five years and has played the last five Camden Fringes in London very successfully. They write and develop their own sketches but also supp...


19:00

Louise Atkinson: She's Got The Look (Work-in-Progress)

Louise Atkinson: She's Got The Look (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

Louise Atkinson: She's Got The Look (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

Winner of the Amused Moose Best Debut Show, nominee for NextUp! biggest Award in Comedy & nominee for Comedians Choice Award, Louise Atkinson brings you a show about how we falsely perceive people based on how they look. 'Her innate funny bones reassure you that you’re in safe hands.' -Chortle 'Reminiscent of Victoria Wood & Peter Kay.' - Stuart Maconie 'An instantly likeable comic.' - The Arts Desk...


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....


Comedians & (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedians & (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedy

Comedians & (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 25-31, JUN 1-2 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £2.50

Join 3 comedians who almost certainly have no idea how to play Dungeons & Dragons, as they attempt to go on a live fantasy adventure. Questing ain't easy however, especially when the audience can change the outcome of dice rolls. Will our adventurers survive? Based on previous audiences, almost certainly not! No knowledge of D&D or anything like it required (rules lawyers absolutely welcome though). So come and watch some ridiculous fantasy characters make some very poor decisions! A different line-up and adventure every show! ------ ‘…one of the best RPG-structured improv com...


The Encrypted Forest

The Encrypted Forest

Theatre

The Encrypted Forest

Theatre

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 30 at 19:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

The Encrypted Forest is an evening of folktale for the digital age, inspired post-internet art, weird fiction, cosmic horror and traditional folktale. Combining elements of storytelling, audio drama, sound art, lecture performance and lo-fi hip hop instrumentals, experience a realm where the digital and the mystical merge as we are haunted by our lost future....


20:00

The Stand-Up Horror Show

The Stand-Up Horror Show

Comedy

The Stand-Up Horror Show

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 30 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

The Ha-Ha Horror Show: Comedy Meets the Macabre Description: Get ready for a night of uproarious laughter and spine-tingling chills as "The Ha-Ha Horror Show" takes the stage. The once-retired Great Mortar, famous for mind-reading and fortune-telling, was set to make a grand return, but fate had other plans. Now, the show must go on with the quick-witted and darkly humorous Tom Short. Fresh from a triumphant debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "The Ha-Ha Horror Show" makes its Brighton premiere. Tom Short, known for his comedic brilliance, teams up with the remarkable Maisy Whipp, a...


Mark Bittlestone: I Need a Straight Guy*

Mark Bittlestone: I Need a Straight Guy*

Comedy

Mark Bittlestone: I Need a Straight Guy*

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 3, 30 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

*not in a romantic way - you’re all mingers and perves. Happy to offer warm Carling, an iPad showing lower league football and 2in1 shampoo & conditioner in return! Join Mark (BBC New Comedy Awards 2022, 20 million views online) for his debut hour of stand-up comedy or find him selling his underwear for money on Grindr. “Could easily be considered homophobic” Steve Bennett, Chortle ★★ “First true gem of the Fringe…never have I seen such a stylish middle finger pointed at homophobia” Broadway Baby ★★★★★ "Catch him now before he shoots off into the comed...


Furiozo: Man Looking For Trouble

Furiozo: Man Looking For Trouble

Comedy

Furiozo: Man Looking For Trouble

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 28-31 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

A disturbing yet absurdly funny portrait of toxic masculinity. This solo punk-rock comedy show stars one man: Furiozo, an aggressive hooligan with a giant heart. Police chases, petty theft, drugs and longing for the greatest thrill of all: true love. You will love him. You will hate him. You will experience the presence of the beast. Brought to you by award-winning Polish clown Piotr Sikora, this brilliant, funny, smart original work is highly interactive and will have you on the edge of your seat. Live fast. Die. '9.5/10. A spectacular breath of fresh air' (Kicket.com). Shortlisted for Comedi...



Phil Green: Guilt

Phil Green: Guilt

Comedy

Phil Green: Guilt

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 4, 25, 30 at 20:30 (45 min) - Free and Unticketed

After a silly childhood game accidentally put his sister in hospital 30yrs ago, Phil tries to figure out how to process guilt, what makes us carry it, and why he ended up living alone in a dead man's bungalow for a year. Following back-to-back sold out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2022/23, an Amused Moose Best Show Comedy Award nomination, and selling out London's Soho Theatre. Phil brings us a highly personal new work-in-progress show. As heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds, Phil has also amassed millions of views on his TikTok videos. ...


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. ...


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....