Company: The Keeper’s Daughter
Venue: The Dukebox Theatre
3-5 May 18:45 30-31 May 20:00 £7 (£5) [1hr]
Part Bladerunner, part Frankenstein, part Slimming World… A sci-fi comedy/drama. Revered geneticist Victor uses his maladjusted lab assistant as a guinea pig, creating the most beautiful, stylish and vain monster in the world. Ensuing events threaten to tear apart his career, his marriage and all society. Visually stylish and with an electronic soundtrack, 'Beauty’s Legacy' rips through media culture, tears open financially obsessed societies and examines the value of the legacy we leave behind.
Company: Fraser Hooper
Venue: Brighton Spiegeltent
Category: Kids and Youth
28 May 14:00 £10 [1hr]
For the first time in history Boxing's Biggest Baddy Fraser Hooper will dare to challenge all comers in a three round bout of pure comedy carnage. This is a must see for all sport and comedy fans everywhere. Get a ringside seat for a guaranteed belly aching knockout performance.
Award winning clown and festival favourite Fraser Hooper returns after worldwide touring success. "Perfect comic timing, Hooper is super" (The Sunday Mail Australia)
Venue: All Saints Centre
29 May 17:30 £5 (£4) Buy 9, get 10th ticket free [1hr]
This work is experiential, inspired by a Native American saying, "every night is followed by sunrise". You are invited to participate in a journey and in doing so find the truth of this saying for yourself. Your journey will begin in a dark unknown space, progress through a sunrise experience, involving movement, film and sound. What is your sensation of movement and sound relative to changing casts of light? How does it leave you? Find out by sharing the experience with others.
Company: Ginger Blush
Venue: Upstairs at Three and Ten
8-9, 29-30 May 22:00 £8.50 (£7) [1hr]
With breeches and breasts, Nell Gwyn added spice to 17th century girl power! Expect risqué song parodies and absurdist pastiches as Nell’s sexy is brought back to the modern day.Burlesque star Ginger Blush (using the brains behind the bust) will strip back the life and times of this fellow redhead, actress and breast barer, in her own inimitable style.
Company: Limb2Limb Theatre
Venue: The Warren: Main House
5 May 19:30 26 May 12:15 £7.50 (£6) [45mins]
We have all loved, we have all lost, and we all fight to hold onto these memories that are full of pain, but why? 'Circles' is an intimate tale inspired by the human struggle to simply let go. “‘Circles’ is a hypnotising performance that captures its audience through beautifully coordinated movements and a powerful script.” (Natalie Equihua, Three Weeks).
Company: Clever Peter
4 May 13:00 £8.50 (£7) £6 Student 23-24 May 20:30 £8.50 (£7) [1hr]
Stars of their own BBC Radio 4 series, Clever Peter return with a brand-new live show on the road to the Edinburgh Fringe. Clever Peter would like to welcome you to The Dreams Factory. “Terrific ... If they don’t go very far, soon, there’s no such thing as British justice. Clever? Not half.” (The Telegraph)
Company: Parlor Dance
Venue: The Old Courtroom
15-16 May 15:00 £8 (£7) [1hr35mins]
An engaging, acrobatic and thought-provoking show exploring our relationships with our neighbours; it revolves around the lives of four people, brought together by where they live. An explosive, helter-skelter ride of dance and impressive contact work, speech and visual projections that will grip you, tickle you, pull on your heartstrings and make you ponder on your own life. You will, no doubt, recognise some of the characters you meet along the way. You may even catch a glimpse of yourself.
Company: Darshan Silly
Venue: Komedia Studio
4 May 22:45 £5 (£7 on the door) [2hrs]
Returning to the Komedia after last years sell out success, Phil Kay headlines this thrilling late night comedy cabaret and is joined by a host of brilliant acts from the alternative comedy scene. Expect a wild night of spontaneous nonsense from absurd stand-ups, surreal sketchicians, clowns, utter imbeciles, and other waifs and strays from the underworld of comedy. Bar is open throughout!
Company: Freedom Tames Theatre Company
Venue: Marlborough Theatre
17-18 May 18:00, 19 May 19:30 £9 (£7) [1hr]
Peer into the secret thoughts of another or take a chance to reflect on your own love’s labour’s lost and found. After a reading at last year's Fringe, development was urged on a body of work BA has carried for a lifetime. Through dance, humour, theatre and spoken word, experiences and beliefs that for most are kept well under the hood, touch the effusive and emotive subject that sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. Co-directed by BA Lawrence and Florencia Leon; music by Nell Bryden.
Company: Jody Kamali & Cheekykita
Venue: Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin
9-10, 16-17, 23-24 May 21:15 Free, ticketed [1hr]
Join Jody Kamali and Cheekykita, two of London’s highly original, up-and-coming alternative comedy performers. Expect vibrant clowning, character comedy and gloriously silly sketches. “Part physical clowning, part Alan Partridge meets CBBC” (Three Weeks). “Very Funny” (Time Out). “Cheekykita is bold, brave and totally ridiculous and that’s why I love it” (Dr Brown).
Company: Vamos Theatre
11 May 18:00 12 May 19:45 £9 (£7.50, £28 Family Ticket) [1hr40mins]
A comic, anarchic and touching full mask adventure. Joy is losing her memory; her rebellious grandson Danny decides to become her carer. Where will their playful bond lead them? Vamos Theatre creates innovative full mask theatre that brims with visual inventiveness, music, dexterity and hilarity. 'Finding Joy' is funny and fearless theatre from one of the UK’s foremost full mask theatre companies.
Company: Reaction Theatre Makers
17 May 14:30 18 May 16:30 £8 [1hr]
Tom and Lydia met by the sea, where all the great stories start. He is a fisherman, she is a ventriloquist, a fairytale for the growing up, 'FishHeads' net casts wide. Reaction are trailblazers for contemporary drama. With a cast of three, a perspex set, and a great soundtrack; this highly visual piece explores the symbiosis between humankind and the sea, through an original story that moves and uplifts. "Mesmerising, atmospheric, charged with fine performances; a powerful and moving experience”.
Company: Drama Centre London
Venue: New Road
10, 24 May 13:00 Free, non-ticketed [20mins]
Hot-blooded jealousy, flashes of danger and the irresistible, sultry rhythm of Tango combine with dark, gothic Baroque in this dance theatre drama. Think Piña Bausch meets Jacobean tragedy!
Company: De Koude Kermis
27-29 May 18:00 £10 (£8.50) [1hr]
Florence Foster Jenkins was a wealthy eccentric whose greatest quirk was her utter conviction that she was a great singer, in spite of having no sense of rhythm, diction or pitch. Still, audiences clamoured to see her recitals. She appeared unaware that this was purely to laugh. “Practising is for those without talent.” The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins inspired De Koude Kermis to develop a humorous piece about an opera singer without talent. Winner - Best of Fringe, Amsterdam 2012.
Company: FoulPlay Productions
Category: Events and Film
3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 May 12:00 £48 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 May 13:45 £48 [1hr15mins] (£48 per team of 6 - 9 people.)
A Live role-play game based on Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox; manhunt meets interactive theatre. Become a Fox to stalk and steal from the farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, guarding stalls located in three secret locations around Brighton.
Or, hunt the foxes in the hope of capturing their tails!To participate sign up your team at: foxhunt.foulplayproductions.co.uk Play every weekend in May – FoulPlay Hunt HQ: New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF
Company: Brighton Ki Society
Venue: Brighton Ki Centre
18 May 09:45 Free, non-ticketed [2hrs15mins]
Ki Workshop: 10.00 to 11.00 - Unification of Mind and Body, Stretching, Natural Movement, Meditation & Breathing. Aikido Workshop: 11.00 to 12.00 - Applying Ki principles to harmoniously lead opponents for self defence applications.For participation in workshops wear loose and comfortable clothing like a tracksuit. Please arrive promptly, attending Ki workshop is prerequisite for attending the Aikido workshop. All children attending are to be accompanied by an adult.
Company: Red Herring
Venue: MEET: Theatre Royal
28 May 15.00, 18.00 30 May 12.00, 15.00 31 May 12:00, 15:00 £10 (£6) [1hr]
The tour, led by two hapless guides, focuses on the more eccentric characters who have lived and worked in Brighton and explores the nature of eccentricity itself. An immersive experience, headphones are supplied for a series of atmospheric audio treats and involving live eccentric spotting. Do you find unconventional people intriguing? Perhaps you would like to join them…* Please note the 12pm performances on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May will now take place at 6pm. *
13-14, 16 May 18:00 £9 (£7.50) [55mins]
A girl torn between worlds. Raw nature, sexuality and social expectation. An effusion of song, imagery and poetic movement. In the Ashdown Forest, we follow Faye as she weaves between her family & the mysteries of the woods! A devised physical theatre play exploring sexuality and the edges between imagination and reality. Faye discovers mysteries of nature and her body, meeting fantastical characters. Are they real? What is real?
Company: Peaceful Lion Productions
3-5 May 11:00 6 May 16:00 £8 (£6.50, £25 family) [50mins]
A brand-new production based on the book by Nadia Shireen. Best of friends Presto the cat and Monty the dog join a funfair and start a magic show. A heart-warming tale of aspiration, friendship, adventure and a little bit of mischief accompanied by catchy songs, this is the perfect treat for everyone aged 3 and up.
Company: The Honky Bonk Comrades
Venue: Laughing Horse @ The Temple
17-18, 24-26 May 16:45 Free, non-ticketed [1hr]
Let the Honky Bonk Comrades take you on a journey through time and space. Come and wonder at the imaginative universe they create using kitchen utensils and everyday objects. These highly entertaining clown performers bring you a wonderous hour of magical mayhem involving singing wigs, space aliens and crazy golf.