Not sure what to see at Brighton Fringe 2021? 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 every weekend lunchtime. Hosted by Michael Fabbri.
Saturday 3rd July
Laura Curnick and Jack Mosedale (The Hole Seekers Podcast) are 'Mother', a slick London sketch duo with incredible chemistry and an array of weird and wonderful characters. From day-time TV presenters who believe women are to blame for everything to a surreal London Underground station skit, the pair present a dazzling variety of sketches guaranteed to get you laughing.
"Like French and Saunders ... Delightful buffoonery" (Reviews Hub)
Described as "never less than riveting (★★★★ Bath Echo), Harris is known for his incredibly engaging storytelling abilities, drawing the crowd in close before lashing out with wicked humour. His confrontational comic style and impassioned delivery make it hard not to see his point of view, laying it all on the line to delight and surprise his audience. "Everyone should go and see Gerard at least once... absorbing, moving, generous and funny." (Buxton Fringe Review).
"Beyond engaging into downright hypnosis. I loved every minute" (Art Murmurs)
"How much can one choice change your life?" ask the team behind Multiverse Musical, a spontaneously created improv musical that relies on audience interaction. Multiverse Musical offers a cocktail of colourful characters that are shaped, directed and controlled by the crowd's choices, resulting in a wholly unique tale told with the help of impromptu musical numbers.
“Musically dynamic ... clever wordplay – especially impressive when you consider that they were making it up on the spot” ★★★★★ (Everything Theatre)
We All Wobble
Join two lovable clowns as they weeble and wobble their way through a chaotic picnic.
Acá Theatre is an award-winning Kent-based clowning company that create moments for people to laugh together. Using nonsensical language, physical storytelling and colourful costumes, this visual treat is accessible to all.
Through clumsy struggle and chaotic fun, our delightfully cheeky clowns put on a magical spectacle celebrating the wobbliness of life.
“Outstanding physical comedians” (Edinburgh Families).
“An abundance of silly acrobatic fun” (Edinburgh Festival for Kids).
Sunday 4th July
West End On-Sea
West End-On Sea continues our music-heavy Sunday set. These experienced entertainers offer a charming celebration of theatre and cabaret, belting out incredible renditions of classic musicals numbers.
They're a hit with the press (★★★★★ Latest) and popular with audiences too, promising a beautiful night of music, laughter and song. Just the tonic for anyone missing the West End!
In the midst of the UK's Covid crisis, Orla Sanders created Twelfth Night in Lockdown. This incredible one-woman show, originally performed through online video, involves a conveyor belt of characters with a web of complex relationships, perfectly portrayed with the help of rapid costume changes.
Confused yet? Well, we're not surprised. This chaotic, fast-paced adventure relies on its hectic pacing, which Sanders pulls off beautifully. Originally performed to raise money for Brighton & Hove Hospital to buy PPE, now in Brighton to give us laugh!
Scott Murphy is a maritime maverick here to teach us some very important lessons about surviving the high seas - although not really. This debut character is the creation of British theatre-maker and comedian Tom Whiston, an experienced performer with a talent for clever comic jabs. While Scott Murphy is fresh off the boat, you're sure to be in safe hands with Whiston's wacky performance.
"Hilarious" ★★★★ - Fourth Wall Media. "Scott Murphy: Sailing Lessons is a show you'll enjoy" ★★★★ - Gutter Culture.
Multiverse Musical will also be returning for a performance on Sunday. More acts to be confirmed.