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Pick of the Fringe: What's on this week?

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 (12:30). Hosted by Michael Fabbri.

Orla Sanders

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!

Do the Thing: The Made Up Musical

Sunday only

Following sell-out shows in 2018 and 2019, this talented three-piece have earned their reputation as

“one of the best musical improv troupes on the circuit" (The Reviews Hub), creating a wonderfully spontaneous musical performance guaranteed to keep you laughing throughout.

The chaotic improvisation always seems on the verge of collapse, yet simultaneously smooth and well-refined, creating colourful characters and catchy tunes at the drop of a hat. With the audience dictating every detail of this made-up masterpiece, you’re sure to experience a completely unique production.

Storyteller, Storyteller

Saturday Only

What happens when two children’s storytellers arrive at the same place at the same time to tell their stories? And what happens if both of them think they are THE Storyteller? A head-to-head that leads to a feast of clowning, slapstick and some magical, non-verbal storytelling, that’s what! Family fun from award-winning Story Pocket Theatre Company.

“Quite simply the most brilliant piece of children’s theatre ... superb comedic timing and expression” ★★★★★ (Arts Award Voice)

Flat and The Curves

The fabulous Flat & The Curves are here to wake you from your COVID-mare and bring live back to life! Thee sweary songbirds, bring you original tunes, a lot of LOLs and more glitz and glamour than you can shake a cocktail at.

From the team that brought you 5-star sell-out Shit-Faced Showtime and the Musical Comedy award-winning Four Femmes on the Thames. Expect big voices, brassy tones and plenty of bants - this is a night you won't want to miss! Get ahead of the curve and book for a night of hilarity and full-frontal vulgarity.

Pub Quiz for Kids

A runaway hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this family fun quiz is unlike anything you’ve seen before. This quiz goes where no other quiz has gone before! Story knowledge and music rounds mix with the mystery round where we know the questions but only one person can know the answer. And that person’s in the audience. Confused? So are we!

Fronted by the quiz host who makes everyone from toddlers to grannies helpless with laughter. Fantastic fun for the whole family together. Prepare for quickfire competition, huge laughs and tiny prizes!

“A new standard for kids’ entertainment ... This show is a winner all round ... It’s current, funny and deliriously energetic” ★★★★★ (Broadway Baby).

“An atmosphere of unending happiness” ★★★★★ (Arts Award Voice).

“Chaotic, crazy, and really good fun” ★★★★ (One4Revue).

Christian Brighty

Emperor clown Christian Brighty presents an absurd love letter to play, romance & stupidity. Reckless rake, charming date, and off-puttingly eligible "genius" (★★★★★ - Mumble Comedy) returns to prove he's an idiot. Come play love games with comedy's favourite Romantic, and catch this Byronic moron in his prime. (He could go off any minute).

Member of award-winning sketch group Privates. "Hilarious" (The List) "Talent and quick wit" (The Scotsman) "Great fun... accompanied by a knowing sidewise glance that says: 'What the hell are we all doing here?" (Steve Bennett, Chortle) Winner of the Otherplace Award 2019 TimeOut 'One To Watch'.

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