Company: Making Faces
Venue: Upstairs at Three and Ten
3-5 May 15:00 £8.50 (£7, £26 Family Ticket) [1hr]Plus booking fee
Making Faces bring “cry-with-laughter great” (Londonist) sketches to Brighton in their search for the ultimate bucket list. “One of the most diverse shows around.” **** (Three Weeks). Dan Curtis, Lizzie Kevan and Ed Mayhew provide the comedy, helping YOU achieve lifelong dreams and ambitions. “Worth ducking out of work early for.” (Metro), **** (Views From The Gods).
Company: Steel Ebsen Wallis
Venue: The Writers' Place
10 and 11 May 10:00 £60 (£50) [8hrs]Plus booking fee
Understand the fundamentals of the Meisner Technique. Learn to lift your attention away from yourself to become an impulsive, truthful & responsive actor. Limited spaces.Course runs for 2 days - you must be available to attend both days, from 10am - 5pm each day with a one hour lunch break.
Venue: Laughing Horse @ The Temple
3-5 May 14:15 Free, non-ticketed [1hr]Plus booking fee
Fancy a cheeky cocktail of comedy & trickery just after lunch? Then come & enjoy some stand-up, silliness & magic from this fabulous London trio. Mark Diamond - “Delighted the audience with some very sharp observational comedy”, Sarah Iles - “Brighton Fringe new act finalist. Ballsy & really upbeat” & Stu Turner - “Eye catching & original. Combines wit, charm & very funny magic”. Prepare to have your ribs tickled, your sides split, & your flabber gasted. The perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Company: White Rabbit
Venue: Brighton Spiegeltent
19-20 May 19:30 £12 (£10) [1hr]Plus booking fee
Can kindness change the world? Find out in this uplifting joyful show. In response to the riots in 2011, Bernadette resolved to do a random act of kindness for a stranger every day. She left sweets in phone boxes, £5 notes on buses and offered her socks to the homeless. Part story telling, part stand up, part documentary."engaging and entertaining...charming, self-deprecating and downright funny..this show might just change your life"William Stafford
Company: Tik-sho-ret Theatre company
Venue: The Burrow at The Warren
27-28 May 20:30 £9.50 (£8) [1hr]Plus booking fee
What would you do if your late grandfather started appearing in your life through people you know or randomly meet?In a theatrical mockumentary style '5 Kilo Sugar' follows the story of Gur Koren, who is sent on a mission that begins with sugar smuggling in the Second World War and ends in the bed of a junior lecturer of Eastern European history.A farcical yet touching story of one man’s journey to fulfill his grandfather’s wishes.
Company: Sarah-May Philo
Venue: Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
3-4 May 21:15 £4 (£2) [1hr]Plus booking fee
Sarah-May was 30 years old on her last birthday. Most people will turn to drink, shopping splurges and chocolate binges to wave goodbye to their 20's. Sarah-May did all of this. Then wrote a show. Join Comedy Central's finalist in an adventure of relationships, travelling and what it means to say goodbye to the 20-somethings."The best on stage, with timing, pacing, structure and a large helping of charisma" (Broadway Baby). "Laugh out loud funny from beginning to end" (Gigglebeats).
Company: Lynn Ruth Miller
Venue: Marlborough Theatre
8-11 May 18:00 £9.50 (£7.50) [1hr]Plus booking fee
Lynn Ruth Miller is 80 and she'll tell you how it feels in song and comedy: a bit of reality mixed in with a lot of laughter. Come see the 2009 Star of Brighton and 2013 winner of the TO&ST Award for Best Cabaret at Edinburgh Fringe.
Company: Troll Productions
Venue: Laughing Horse @ Caroline of Brunswick
6-7 May 19:45 £5 (£4) [1hr]Plus booking fee
Hailing from New York, Schamaun makes her Brighton Fringe debut. After tearing it up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival; she brings with her a slew of dirty jokes and outrageous stories. "Unapologetically upfront, her shocking escapades and adventures are guaranteed to draw shrieks of laughter from the whole audience" ***** (ThreeWeeks).Guaranteed to make most laugh and offend some.
Company: Laughing Horse Comedy
17-18 May 12:00 £99 (£89) [4hrs30mins]Plus booking fee
Learn stand-up comedy on this two day stand-up comedy course, which also includes a performance in a Fringe graduation show. Run by our professional comedian and writer tutors, students learn how to generate material, practice performance skills, joke writing, industry information, and lots more. “This course has to be one of the best on offer. Notable was the relaxed and uncompetitive atmosphere. Everyone seemed delighted with the experience. Highly recommended" **** (Three Weeks Magazine)
Company: By David Weedall - Second Impression Co
Venue: The Lectern
14-17 May 21:00 £8.50 (£7) [1hr5mins]Plus booking fee
Two Irish gem thieves embark on an audacious heist, exploiting the services of three unsuspecting young girls. Yet distress and trauma multiply in this bizarre, dark comedy that finds an entirely alternative use for cling-film and keeps you guessing until the final twist! Another great show from this award-winning company! "Shows with intrigue and humour that are compelling, entertaining and utterly fascinating." (The List), "Unexpected and very funny." (Public Reviews)
Company: To Be Continued...
3-5 May 19:45 £6 (£4) [1hr]Plus booking fee
Laugh your socks off, hilarious improv! Fast-paced show that will have you coming back for more. Four-time Edinburgh Fringe smash hit! Scottish and international improvisers create witty sketches based on your suggestions (a la 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'). Arrive ready to shout odd ideas and see them transformed into fabulous scenes to give your stomach muscles a workout!Edinburgh Fringe sell-out 2013***** (Cream of the Fringe) 2012, (Prague.tv) 2012.**** (ThreeWeeks) 2013.
Venue: MEET: Royal Albion Hotel (Outside main entrance)
1, 3-4, 6, 8, 10-11, 13, 15, 17-18, 20, 22, 24-25, 29, 31 May, 1, 3, 5, 7-8 June 14:00 £7 [1hr30mins]Plus booking fee
Explore hidden Brighton on this 90 minute walking tour of Brighton's fascinating old town.Secret tunnels, quaint fisherman's cottages, sizzling Royal romances and a long lost black cat can all be discovered on this unique tour.Brighton's acclaimed no.1 tour for visitors and residents alike.
Company: Julian Caddy
26 May 17:00 £8 [1hr20mins]Plus booking fee
Come and get your teeth into a refreshing approach to acting with this Stanislavski-inspired technique. Theory and improvisation, open to all, experienced or not. Based on my long-running workshops at Conway Hall in London.
Company: Funny Side Up!
Venue: The Blue Man
9 May 20:30 £3 [1hr]Plus booking fee
Everything‘s for sale – even cultural ideologies are constantly marketed as norms to clutch to one’s bosom. Ade Foiadelli, 'Funny Side Up!' host described as “Fantastic!” by SQ Magazine, and “Sadistic”, “Hilarious” or “Drunk” by everyone else, drives a grubby spike through the sacred cows of the 21st Century.
Company: African Night Fever
Venue: Komedia - Main Space
15 May 20:00 £8 (£10 on the door) [3hrs]Plus booking fee
A cross-cultural live music extravaganza from the Africa Caribbean Diaspora in the heart of Brighton, with live sets from The Congo All Stars. The Congo All Stars bring a modern day Soukous music with a touch of innovation, blending the sounds of Africa in a cocktail of rhythms that make their music truly danceable and fun. With support from Sonpikkante, the new and exciting Afro-Latin Salsa band and DJ sets.
Company: No Nonsense Guided Walks
Venue: MEET: Lewes Castle Entrance, High Street
8, 15, 22, 29 May 20:00 £8, £5 Under 16s 3-4, 10, 17, 24-25, 31 May 20:30 £8, £5 Under 16s [1hr20mins]Plus booking fee
You would expect our historic county town to be haunted and it does not disappoint. Here you will learn of a variety of strange apparitions and some particularly frightening poltergeists!
Company: Helen Burford
Venue: Friends' Meeting House
4 May 15:00 £10 (£7) [1hr15mins]Plus booking fee
Outstanding pianist, Helen Burford, presents an afternoon recital programme of solo works by Haydn, Scarlatti, Martin Butler and the European premiere of Julie Harris' American Triptych.Doors open at 2.45pm.
Company: Malapata Productions
Venue: Brighthelm Church & Community Centre
13, 15-16 May 20:00 £8.50 (£7.50) [2hrs]Plus booking fee
Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. The Mother Superior who believes that the young nun is touched by God determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.
Company: Tangram Theatre Company
Venue: The Old Courtroom
15-18 May 18:00 £8 (£6) [1hr]Plus booking fee
Join Albert for a lecture like none you’ve ever seen. Accompanied on piano by his wives and mum and by guest rapper MC Squared, the genius behind the übercoolest moustache in science quantum leaps us through two Theories of Relativity and two very big bombs. Sussex University peer reviewed. Warning: features wurst sausage joke ever. “Something close to brilliance” ***** (The Times), “The clearest – and certainly the funniest – explanation of the Theory of Relativity I know” (John Lloyd, Creator of QI)
Category: Kids and Youth
15-17 May 12:00 £8 (£6) [1hr]Plus booking fee
Join the genius behind the übercoolest moustache in science for a joke and song-filled lecture like none you've ever seen. Albert, with his wives and mum on piano, and guest rapper MC Squared, quantum leaps us through two world wars & two far-out theories via the wurst sausage joke ever. Contains actual proper boffin-checked science. Suitable for bright sparks of any age. “Something close to brilliance” ***** (The Times). "This show will get anyone interested in science" **** (The Big Issue).