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May Bank Holiday at The Warren

Make the most of The Warren's opening weekend (incidentally the last bank hol 'til August) and immerse yourselves in five days of weird and wonderful theatre. We've been combing the brochure to bring you our perfect Bank Holiday itinerary.

Pick of the Fringe

Ease yourself into Brighton Fringe 2021 with Pick of the Fringe. Not sure what to see? Don't fret, we've done the work for you and hand-picked this week's top tips. Theatre, comedy, dance and cabaret shows from across Brighton Fringe will be showcasing snippets of their work to whet your appetite. All for just a fiver. Hosted by Michael Fabbri.

"Startlingly insightful" The Guardian

29th - 31st May 12.30pm


In September of 2019, Chris Willoughby was depressed, he decided to stop drinking and review tinned soup on Instagram. This is a show about his journey and how things turned out, told through the medium of soup. Get a spoon and dig in.

"Faultless comic timing" Fringe Guru

31st May 3pm

Ben Hart: LIVE

Start your evening with a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. With the simplest of props, using the objects and minds of the audience, Britain's Got Talent's Ben Hart conjures an altogether new kind of magic.

"Unbelievable! That was unbelievable" Simon Cowell "Makes skeptics become believers" Broadway Baby

29th May 6pm

Arthur Smith: SYD

Alternatively, join Edinburgh Fringe Panel Prize winner and Grumpy Old Man, Arthur Smith's as he recounts the life of his father. From the Battle of El-Alamein, to POW and finally a bobby on the beat, Arthur Smith spins a yarn filled with song, laughter and love.

"Rather lovely" The Times "A touching and funny tribute"

28th May - 1st June 6pm

Privates: Great Ideas By Geniuses

Spend your evening watching a show about the discoveries that changed the world, by people who know nothing. Award-winning idiots Privates reinvent the wheel, ignoring the past and ruining the future along the way. This show will eureka you out of the bath, drop an apple on your head and invent the chair you're sitting on.

"Highly enjoyable... Absolute magic" ★★★★ Mumble Comedy

"A delight to watch" ★★★★ Radio Ha-Ha!

"The perfect mix of poignant, absurd and hilarious" The Wee Review

28th - 31st May 19:45

The Late Show

The Late Show returns to this year's Warren Festival hosted by Dave Fensome, the Late Show plays host to some of comedy's top-notch stand-ups and the odd surprise guest. For opening weekend expect secret sets from some of comedy's hottest performers and up-and-coming local heroes.

27th - 30th May 11.15pm

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