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Company: James Campbell
Venue: The Old Market
Category: Kids & Youth
28 May 14:00 £7 [1hr]
Stand-up comedian for children over six, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. James’ show may discuss scooters, Scottish country dancing and what we'll do with all these gregarious giraffes (actual contents may vary). "Has achieved almost holy status - don't miss" (The Sunday Times), "Absurdist Genius" (The Guardian)
Company: Box Tale Soup
Venue: Upstairs at Three and Ten
11-12 May, 1-2 June 13:00 £9.50 (£8) [1hr15mins]
“I was completely mesmerised by this enchanting production” (Joanna Lumley). Through a remarkably faithful adaptation of this classic work, Box Tale Soup will transport you into a world of beautiful paper puppets and Gothic romance, bringing out every last drop of Austen's wit, playfulness and humour.
Company: The Brunswick
Venue: The Brunswick
7, 14, 21, 28 May 20:30 Free, non-ticketed [3hrs]
Brighton's premier Jazz Jam. The Brunswick's professional house band lead the way for gifted amateurs and regular unannounced world-class soloists to come down and get on stage. With candlelit tables and soft lighting creating an old jazz club atmosphere.
Company: Quids In Theatre Company
Venue: Laughing Horse @ The Temple
27-29 May 18:05 £5 (£3) [50mins]
Jerry and Tom are both professionals; one a master, the other a mere novice. They are hit men. But just because your job is about death doesn't mean it isn't just as much about life, as Tom tries to work out where it all went wrong in this unique, dark comedy.
Company: Claudia Jefferies
Venue: Marlborough Theatre
31 May, 1-2 June 18:00 £7 (£5) 30 May 19:30 £7 (£5) [1hr]
Jewel is entering a beauty pageant. If she doesn’t win, she’s gonna be upset...Jewel is a grotesque one-woman show, inspired by the absurdities of high-glitz beauty pageant culture in the U.S. It follows three generations of the same family as they vigorously compete for the Ultimate Grand Supreme Title, with occasional input from a 5’7’’ prawn.
30-31 May, 1-2 June 18:00 Free, non-ticketed [1hr]
John Hastings Incidents and Misdemeanors is the exploration of the stupid, dangerous and exciting activities that helped form John into a comedian. "A thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities" (Chortle) "5 Stars" (Cream Of the Fringe Magazine)
Company: Otherplace Productions
Venue: The Warren
3 May 19:30 £5 (£4) [1hr30mins]
Cockney from Hampshire Johnny Biscuits introduces a ragtag of the Fringe's funniest acts, interspersed with utterly hilarious songs of his own.
Company: Grégoire Aubert
Venue: New Steine Hotel, Bar and Bistro
5, 12, 19, 26 May, 2 June 17:30 £8.50 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 19:45 £8.50 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31 May, 1 June 20:00 £8.50 [1hr45mins]
"Everybody says they know me - they know the real Judy Garland!" Behind the legend is a talented, funny, profound woman who never had a chance to reveal herself. But... Judy is here and she's going to talk! About her life, her career, through hilarious anecdotes, witty patters. And sing too, as the story of her life is in her songs!
Venue: Hanover Community Centre
26-28 May 14:00 £5 (£3) [1hr30mins]
Unleash your imagingation and have loads of fun with our interactive performance and workshop! With your help, some old junk becomes a big adventure story on stage. Then our workshop will help you to create and act in your very own story. (Guideline age 4-11 years).
Company: Kasper's Puppet Theatre Company
Venue: Brighton Marina
25-31 May 11:00 £5.99 (£5.99, £5.99 All seats just £5.99) 25-31 May 14:00 £5.99 (£5.99, £5.99 All seats just £5.99) 20-24 May 16:30 £5.99 (£5.99, £5.99) [45mins]
Kasper's Puppet Theatre presents an enchanting fairytale for children, featuring authentic Hohnsteiner hand carved characters. Join our hero Kasper, as he takes his young audience through the enchanted forest in search of the King's missing dog in a race to save him from the clutches of the wicked robber. A great little show for children in the Bavarian tradition.
Company: Shortt and Sweett Productions Presents
Venue: Latest Music Bar
Komedia Studio: 12 May 20:30 £10 (£8, £5 unemployed) [1hr] Latest Music Bar: 31 May 20:00 £8 (£6) [1hr]
Take a jazz cellist/pianist/comedienne and singer-songwriter and you have a one woman comedy show that will lead you on a journey through everyday life using songs, strings and other lovely things. “Wild cellist and wide ranging vocals” (The Stage)“Kate is just very funny, polished and has a wonderful elastic face" (London Live Radio)
Company: Katerina Vrana
Venue: Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
18, 25 May, 1 June 15:30 Free, non-ticketed [1hr]
Katerina was born and raised in Greece, went over to the UK to study and stayed. 'Feta With The Queen' is all about her experiences as a Greek in the UK. It's about feeling very Greek when abroad and not-so-Greek when back home. It's about queues, whingeing and the weather. It's also about food. And shouting. And the sun.
Company: Kiki Lovechild
30-31 May, 1 June 21:15 £7 (£5) [1hr]
Physical comedy, mime and illusion from the clown who makes it rain from his fingertips. Join Kiki as he creates new worlds from his imagination. Feedback from previous performances:"Kiki never says a word... but his accomplished grasp of stagecraft speaks volumes." (The Londonist)“Inventive, endearing and funny” (ThisIsCabaret.com)“Sends the crowd into a wave of laughter” (Burlesque Map)
Company: Boys of the Empire Productions
Venue: Old Police Cells Museum
28-31 May, 1 June 16:00 £10 28-31 May, 1 June 19:00 £10 [1hr]
Ian Brady. Dennis Nilsen. Peter Sutcliffe. Three of the most notorious serial murderers in Britain. You think you know them. Think again. Adapted by the creator of Taggart from their actual prison correspondence, Killers brings them to life as never before. Enter the basement of The Old Police Cells Museum and come face to face with your worst nightmares.
Company: Kerry Jo Hodgkin & Ladyblue Music
4-6, 31 May, 1-2 June 20:30 Free, non-ticketed [1hr]
A tribute to Kander & Ebb: Cabaret, Chicago & All That Jazz! The fabulous Diva-Chanteuse Melody La Rouge sings Broadway's best! Nominated Best Solo Vocal at Buxton Fringe 2012. "Oozing the showbiz glitz of the songs and the sexiness of cabaret… a charismatic performer" (Fest), "Masterful one-woman show" (Buxton Fringe), "All the pizzazz of Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera" (OneStopArts)
Company: Pint and Play Productions
Venue: The Lectern
19, 26 May 20:00 £10 (£8) [1hr]
Winner of a coveted Argus Angel  Aidan Stephenson reprises his last year sell-out show. Samuel Beckett's masterpiece..."Maybe my best years are gone... but I wouldn't want them back. Not with the fire in me now"."Stephenson's mesmerising performance as Krapp deserves to be seen again as a longer run in Brighton and beyond" (Brighton Argus)
Company: Spiegeltent International
3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26, 28-31 May, 1-2 June 21:30 £20 (£17) [1hr30mins]
The outrageous, unforgettable, legendary La Clique returns to Brighton with an array of dangerously charismatic characters. A magical show like no other, La Clique was born in 2003 and went on to scoop a host of awards, including an Olivier, before playing to sell-out houses world-wide.Funny, sexy and dangerous, La Clique showcases the world's best circus, cabaret, burlesque and magic.
Company: Laughing Horse Comedy
Venue: Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant
4, 8-12, 15-18, 22-25, 29-31 May, 1 June 20:15 £6 (£5) [1hr30mins]
A selection of the best in stand-up comedy throughout the Fringe. A fantastically funny mixture of comedy headliners and the best newcomers selected from around the festival, with different performers at each show. Sell-out shows at Festivals worldwide Brighton/Edinburgh/Adelaide/Hollywood Fringes. Full line-ups on www.laughinghorsecomedy.co.uk
18-21, 27-29 May 22:00 Free, ticketed [1hr]
Murder. Love. Disaster. Six idiots with silliness bubbling in their stomachs are here to give you a night you will not forget - particularly if you have a sharp memory."These guys are PURE IDIOTS. Imaginative and completely out there, but accessible for anyone who wants to laugh at the pure stupidity of humanity." Dr Brown, Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner
Company: DMU Performing Arts Company
Venue: Brighton Unitarian Church
Brighton Unitarian Church: 30 May 19:00 £5 (£4) [1hr30mins] Friends' Meeting House: 31 May 17:00 £5 (£4) 31 May 20:00 £5 (£4) [1hr30mins]
"There is no chance or anarchy in the universe." Some days life feels like this but on other days, when you wake up in a strange room in the wrong clothes, life no longer seems certain. We invite you to a musical extravaganza built on random choices made by the audience. No event will be the same. (So see it twice!)
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