We’re officially into the swing of things at Brighton Fringe, which started on May 3rd and runs until June 2nd. It’s the biggest annual arts festival in the country, and often described as “Edinburgh Fringe, just in the south”. There are hundreds of performances taking place across the city this month – here are some of the best ones.
What? Queer Prom
Where? Komedia, 11pm-3am
When? May 31st
How much? £7-10
Why? Queer Prom is for those who didn’t go to prom during school, weren’t their true selves, and just want the chance to do it again but better. This will be Queer Prom’s Fringe debut, and they’re bringing queer cabaret, drag performances, DJs and more to make it a night to remember – as it should be! Tickets here.
Where? The Old Market
When? 15-26 May, 2:30pm and 7.30pm
How much? £10-12.50
Why? Young men of colour explore and celebrate male community, vulnerability, tenderness and silliness through sharing their hopes, dreams, and experiences. Through their physical performance, the fully unscripted show asks what men feel, show, see, and what makes a man a man. Very much worth seeing – tickets available here.
BOYS 27 November – 1 December, 2018 New Diorama Theatre Tues – Sats @ 19:30 Sat Matinee @ 15:00 https://www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/boys The way we move. The way we talk. The way we think. We want to show you the things about boys that you never get to see.
What? The Biscuit Barrel
Where? The Warren: The Burrow
When? May 31st-June 2nd
How much? £8.50-£10
Why? They sold out Edinburgh Fringe last year, and now they’re making their Brighton Fringe debut! The Biscuit Barrel is an award winning live comedy sketch group with a very simple premise: 58 sketches in 60 minutes. It’s manic, it’s hyperactive, it’s definitely not for the easily offended, and it’s described by them as theatre that “can compete with an age used to online comedy as little as six seconds long”.
A goblin and human fight for the last crisp… kind off.
What? Museum of the Moon
Where? Queens Park
When? May 17th, 6pm- May 20th, 12pm
How much? Free!
Why? Creator Luke Jerram sad he wanted to give people the chance to fly to the moon, and that’s pretty much what you’re guaranteed to get here through his touring artwork. A model moon, seven metres in diameter, shows detailed NASA imagery of the surface, with every centimetre of the internally-lit sculpture showing 5km of the moon. Evening drinks with friends in front of the moon, anyone?
What? Utopia: Under Construction
Where? Sweet Werks 2
When? May 27-30th, 8-9pm
How much? £7.50-8.50
Why? This is the answer to how to have a peaceful life, probably. Escape the madness of the city for an hour and enter the site tour of a new utopia. Experience the big questions, jokes, and building of a new world and see if it can actually be done in time. Will they manage to reinvent society? Tickets here!
For more information about the Brighton Fringe, check out their website here.
Highlights from the 2018 Brighton Fringe festival. England’s largest arts festival. 4 May – 3 June 2018 Video by Tim Day