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Twig the Pixie
6 May 16:00 3 Jun 16:30
Twig the Pixie has lost his marbles! Help him find them in this hit stand-up comedy spectacular for all generations of the family. Featuring storytelling, music, audio visuals, interactive bits and the spontaneous, this performance is sure to enchant, delight and excite. An unforgettable family favourite returning to Brighton Fringe for 2 shows only. This is your chance to meet a real pixie from The Enchanted Forest.
6, 13-14 May 16:00 7 May 17:00
** EXTRA PERFORMANCES ADDED TO POPULAR DEMAD ** Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe sell out for the last 10 years, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square bubbles, fog and helium bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornadoes and trampolines, to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and amazed gasps from all ages. New this year, live music by Jet Black Pearl.
Head First Acrobats
6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-31 May, 1-4 Jun 14:00 £8(£6) [1hr]
A riproaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure! A scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy make for a hopeless crew, as they fight for the title of Captain aboard the ship. These acrobatic pirates turn ship-life upside down! Walking the plank becomes the high flying teeterboard, cooking for the crew involves juggling knives and steering the ship spinning upside down in the roue cyr!
B.Fest / Brighton Youth Centre
27 May 14:00 Donations, non-ticketed [6hrs]
B.fest launches a week of gigs, exhibitions, comedy, skate and much more. B.fest is run by young people who attend Brighton Youth Centre. This launch event will give you a taste of what B.fest has in store. Outside, outrageous and jam-packed with outstanding music, comedy, performance and much more. Featuring Poets v MCs Youth Team. Don’t miss the only dedicated festival all-dayer for young people.
Baby Loves Disco UK
7, 20 May 12:30, 15:30
£9, Family Ticket £32, Non-walking babies Free [2hrs]
Following our legendary Brighton Fringe 2016 appearance, the original family dance party returns for more day-clubbing, this time from the funkiest bar on the beachfront with the best sea views in Brighton! Club DJs spin feelgood summer tunes, with dance floor games, giveaways, selfie booth and play zone. Dress for a beach party! Hawaiian shirts, hula skirts or British buckets and spades, either way it's high tides and good vibes. With kids drinks, healthy snacks, ice lollies, face painting, crafts and balloons all included, and a licensed bar for mum and dad, it's time to get your beach on!
27-29 May 14:15
Family Ticket £34 [1hr]
Friendship is a loving, colourful, and magical mess! ‘Better Together’ follows three clowns – Tropizo, Squiggle and Doa – on an energetic and imaginative ride towards becoming best friends. But how do you become real friends in a modern world? Watch the clowns overcome their differences, cast aside the distractions of modern technology, and discover the strength of togetherness. The show is a visual treat, consisting of acrobatics, slapstick and physical comedy.
5-31 May, 1-4 Jun 10:00 Free, non-ticketed [8hrs]
The Den is a new, purpose-built family-friendly area at The Warren. Bringing together a strong community of children's charities, workshops and local business owners, The Den will provide play facilities and creative projects.
The Den will encompass a beautiful covered play area and a spacious, colourful outdoor space filled with toys and play equipment, providing a safe space for children to play freely as well as a space for creative workshops and local businesses to showcase their products.
Mustn't Grumble Media Ltd
10-14 May 11:30
Family Ticket £20 [45m]
The well-known children’s entertainer and TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips ('Playdays', 'Playhouse Disney', 'Fun Song Factory', 'Boj!') performs popular children's songs on his trusty guitar.
Join in with Dave as he sings... 'If You’re Happy and You Know it', 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow', 'The Bear Went Over the Mountain', 'The Hokey Kokey', and many other musical tunes, plus Dave’s Sing-Along Quiz!
It’s the perfect show for families with young children (under 6s).
The ethic of Dave’s show is very simple... Sing the songs, join in with the actions, and have fun!
Topsy Turvy Theatre
7 May 11:00 8-9 May 16:00
Family Ticket £30 [1hr]
The guinea pigs of Dandeville love munching dandelion leaves so much that slowly but surely dandelions are disappearing from all over town. Christopher Nibble knows that crunch time has come when there is just one dandelion left - but will this plucky little guinea pig have the flower power to save the day? Written especially for children aged 2-7, and their grown-ups too, Christopher Nibble is an uplifting story of one guinea pig's selfless undertaking to help halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion forever!
Comedy Club 4 Kids Ltd
13 May 14:00 £8.50(£6.50) [1hr]
Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families... but without the rude bits! It's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like "why is that your face!?" "A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy... with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club" (The Guardian), "An essential treat" (Fest Magazine), "Absolutely hilarious" (The Yorkshire Times), "The ethos is just right" (The Daily Telegraph), "The perfect way to entertain the whole family" (ThreeWeeks), "All in all this show was great" (The Scotsman), "Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up sets from grown-up, high-quality acts who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits" (The Independent).
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