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Straight No Chaser
20 May 13:00
Straight No Chaser Big Band combine with JATS swing dance aces Sam and Gabi for a Lindy Hop dance spectacular.
Swing out to this all-star 18 piece band formed from the cream of the Brighton jazz scene as they recreate the iconic sound of 1940s dance music: Count Basie, Duke Ellington and vintage Rat Pack classics from Ella and Frank.
Learn some fun and informal dance moves with the beginners Lindy Hop class from the internationally awarding winning Jumpin' At The Seaside teachers. Then take to the dance floor and party the afternoon away at this amazing fringe venue!
Tim Whitehead Management
28-29 May 21:00 £15(£13) [1hr 10m]
Critically acclaimed musical satirists make a triumphant return to Brighton Spiegeltent with their out-of-this-world Edinburgh Fringe smash hit. Riotous original songs in this hysterical catwalk through the quagmire of current affairs.
“Clever, spiky and humane” **** ( The Scotsman).
Sequin-clad satirical weirdos Bourgeois and Maurice write songs that stick in your head like bloodstains in your nice new carpet. Their world is a sexy, stomping, politically charged echo chamber. A highly theatrical kaleidoscope of current affairs, moral confusion and slippery social commentary.
8, 22 May 20:00 £10(£8) [1hr 30m]
A darkly satirical musical catharsis.”The United Kingdom of 2017 is disunited. We seem to be searching for tribal roots but everything is monetised, polarised, divided and frightening. We are a nation of individuals wounded by the very things we are told will keep us safe.\r\nThe Brexorcist examines the social, political, ideological and emotional factors that led us to where we are today. It does this with art in many forms which allows the artists and perhaps the audience to process the overwhelming pain and sadness which seem to have become the norm. This material has been crafted around a magickal ritual designed to rid this convulsing society of its demons.\r\nThe result is a beautiful, hilarious and frightening collection of work, from some of the best songwriters, performers and artists in the city.\r\nWritten and directed by Sam Hewitt with original material and performances from Tim Leopard, Tim Harbridge, Glen Richardson, Dave Suit, Eric Drass, Jason Pegg and The Private Sector. Starring Seth Morgan, Graham Darg and Frank France with heavenly singing from Sarah Gardner and the Dulcitones.
13, 27 May 13:00 £14(£11) [3hrs]
Join the Brighton Swing Community for a special Fringe afternoon of swing music and dancing with a live swing band, DJs, beginners Lindy Hop dance class, Charleston dancers and a dance-off competition. Swing your thing on the best dance floor in town!
16 May 19:30 £10(£8) [3hrs 30m]
Avant-Pop priestess and vocal looping pioneer invites her favourite cohorts for one special night. Collaboration and improvisation with an elaborate team of artists, musicians and performers in a beautifully twisted dreamscape - using a brass ensemble, projection, dance, choir song, ceremony and motivational speeching. Special guests include Bellatrix.
25 May 21:00
£14(£12) 26-27 May 21:00
£16(£14) [1hr 45m]
Warning: this show is not for the faint-hearted. Veronica Blacklace and company return for the fourth consecutive year to present you with their new, talent-filled spectacle. Phenomenal vocals surround a visual masterpiece of gravity defying aerial, circus splendour and burlesque sensuality, all tied together by the soundtrack of movie magic.
Carnesky's Finishing School
19 May 19:30 £12(£10) [2hrs 30m]
Described as an esoteric St Trinian’s for the queer cabaret generation, Carnesky’s Finishing School has been helping people discover and hone their creative talent since 2010. Artist and headmistress Marisa Carnesky has helped launch a whole new generation of bold, transgressive performers onto London’s mercurial alternative cabaret/performance art scene and is now bringing her legendary school to Brighton Fringe, the spiritual home of radical stagecraft.
Fresh from an acclaimed 3-month Soho residency, Carnesky’s Finishing School occupies a unique space in which emerging and novice performers receive a level of support, guidance and mentoring that is simply is not accessible elsewhere.
The resulting 'Graduation Night' show, hosted by Marisa Carnesky, will include solo performances created over a 5-day course, special guest performances from former students, an alternative stage school disco and countless other delights.
Join us for what has in recent years established itself as one of the performance art world's most exciting and unpredictable showcases.
Come and witness the results of this intensive performance art journey! Watch talent as it becomes emergent in front of your very eyes! Gasp at the originality and scope of cabaret's latest pretenders!
If you are interested in booking a place on the course, please visit www.carnesky.com for details.
Ceyda Tanc Dance Company
15 May 19:15 £8(£6) [1hr]
Ceyda Tanc Dance, cutting edge and dynamic contemporary dance, works with influences of Ceyda's traditional Turkish folk dance heritage. Ceyda's interests lie in challenging traditional gender representation in a contemporary context. Youth company and guests.
Cirque du Cabaret
12-13 May 21:00 £15(£14) [1hr 50m]
One of the UK’s longest running cabaret companies 'Cirque Du Cabaret' debuts in Brighton Fringe 2017 with a brand new show. Expect some cheap thrills, bone chilling chills and a big dollop of sauce from the Cirque crew.
Circus, burlesque-striptease and cabaret show hosted by Cirque's resident MC, the multi-talented Miss Marelena (AKA Abi Collins).
27 May 23:00 £10 [3hrs]
Booty Queens & Hip Hustlers let your freak flag fly at our dazzling evening of sumptuous glamour, glittering divas, cabaret chic & dirty disco dancing. Club Click presents: Our racy residents Cuttin' Luce, Local Honey & Desert Ivan Discs Disco Diva DilEmma Kilbey and her hip swiveling dancers, Hot Pockets Plus very special guest DJ, Brighton's own Boogaloo Stu Enter The Soul Train Boogiedown with trophies for Best Dressed & Best Dancers
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