brighton fringe is back

We’re so happy that the Fringe has been able to come back safely for an autumn season this year despite the ongoing C word catastrophe that’s devastated people and businesses across the board.

It’s necessarily a rather different experience to usual, but whether you’re into theatre, dance, music, cabaret or comedy, there are some fantastic productions to suit all tastes.

It’s wonderful to see the return of some live performances, but this year, they’ve also introduced online ‘venues’ where events will be streaming throughout the month, both live and pre-recorded, so you can enjoy a variety of shows from home.

There are so very many great shows to enjoy and support, but here are a few of our top in-person and online picks for the season:

Poshtrannie’s Insanitized – high-energy comedy from six up-and-coming comedians
Killing Steve – a darkly comic play dealing with the psychological impact of lockdown
Lava Elastic, the UK’s first openly neurodiverse comedy, performance and poetry night
Unquiet Slumbers: The Haunting of Emily Brontë – a haunting thriller by award-winning playwright Sam Chittenden
Jekyll & Hyde – a one-woman retelling of the classic story

Maeve Marden’s Queers on the Fringe – tune in for a mixed bag of story and song and comedy and catharsis
The return of Brighton’s Singing Barber – singing classics from his barbershop, broadcast on Facebook live
Julienning with Robyn – a fun cook-along comedy show
We, The Lost Company – inventive physical theatre

From 1st October to 8th November, various locations and prices

Photo credit: Andy O’Hara