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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.
10-11 May 21:30 28-29 May 18:30
£9(£7.50) Student £6.50 [1hr]
New Zealand’s finest Mikey the Aartist returns to Brighton Fringe for the launch of AART TV Live with special guest artists Jim Parkyn (Aardman Animations) and George Egg (Anarchist Cook 2).
“Surprising profundity and endless giggles” **** (Three Weeks), “Life affirming and very entertaining” **** (Broadway Baby), “Bob Ross on Acid vs Look Around You” **** (Shortcom).
As featured in ‘Best of the Fringe 2015’ The Skinny, Edinburgh Fringe.
Journey into the what, where, how and now of AART, with New Zealand’s favourite artist Mikey. AART is an art workshop like no other!
Bawls Out Comedy
17 May 18:45 27 May 16:15
Anglichanka (Englishwoman in Russian) is an exhilarating comedy show about living in the Soviet Union in the 90s and returning after 18 years as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian. Find out about the consequences of drinking hardcore vodka, studying Opera and gay rights in Russia. Learn what we need to know about Putin and a nation described as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma".
"Comedy genius" ***** (GQ),
***** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine),
***** (Edinburgh Fringe Review),
***** (Three Weeks),
**** (TV Bomb).
About an hour
14 May 15:00 6, 25 May 23:00
Free, non-ticketed [1hr]
Join Jules, Catherine and Roz for about an hour of stand-up comedy. Find out why Jules hates falconry, why Catherine will never write a novel and why Roz likes getting older. Many other important topics will be covered. As heard on BBC Radio and Radio 4Extra.
"Original ideas and witty lines" (Chortle),
"Very cleverly written with some great jokes" (Notts Comedy Review),
"Charming persona and well honed gags" (Latest 7).
Tobacco Tea Theatre Company
1-4 Jun 18:00
£10(£8.50) Student £7.50 [1hr]
When Sherlock Holmes unknowingly murders his own client, the game is on to track down the criminal mastermind who did it - Holmes himself! But does Watson’s rent have anything to do with this accident? Has this case been secretly planned by a narrative genius? And could Moriarty’s hunger for new detective fiction fuel a global terror plot of unimaginable proportions?
Satire maestros Tobacco Tea bring you this witty and absurd take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation for the third year running. Expect extraordinary plot twists, metafiction, twisted logic and “almost unparalleled entertainment!”
25 May 20:30 27-29 May 17:30
£9.50(£8) Student £7 [55m]
At the tender age of three, Sasha Ellen accidentally killed a kitten. And she hasn’t stopped murdering since. A stand-up show about mishaps, misunderstandings and general screw-ups. Sasha is a delight – butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth. Just don’t ask her to cat sit.
Disclaimer: No animals were harmed in the making of this show. Intentionally.
Sasha is part of the Soho Theatre Young Company and has had two sell-out Edinburgh shows, one of which transferred to the Soho Playhouse in New York.
“Genuinely fresh” **** (The Scotsman), “Cheeky humour... upfront and witty” **** (Broadway Baby).
Wanton Minds Prods/Primpinella Prods
5-7 May 21:00 £8(£7) [1hr]
This play takes a fresh look at Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet from the Nurse's point of view, and how she became Juliet's nurse. In doing so it gives an account of the nurse's history and introduces a surprising twist interpretation of this British classic.
14 May 17:00 £11(£8.50) [2hrs]
Come and get your teeth into a refreshing approach to acting with this Stanislavski-inspired technique. Part lecture, part improvisation session, open to all, experienced or not. Based on my regular London workshops at Conway Hall.
Making Connections Matter
7 May, 4 Jun 14:00 £6(£5) [1hr 30m]
Challenges common perceptions of mental ill-health. It is about celebrating difference and supporting the national mental health anti-stigma campaigns.
The show brings sensitivity and performance to a powerful and sometimes disturbing subject through good humour, sharing personal experience through both dramatic and poetic events.
The creative 'change' is about the transition, which can occur through psychosis and which may have to be controlled and subdued by molecules of olanzapine, and a compound of Lithium.
9-10, 16-17 May 18:00
Free, non-ticketed [50m]
Adam Scott Vincent is a core writer of Channel 4’s award-winning satirical show 'The Last Leg'. He was a semi-finalist in NBC’s 'Last Comic Standing' and is a regular Brighton Fringe favourite.
"Hilariously irreverent... Vincent is undeniably one of the more talented comedians I have seen at the Fringe" (Broadway Baby), "This Australian gem forced to live in Bedford where he can’t escape the clutches of marriage, children and monthly payments to the man... ultimately, it’s delivered with compassion. You will feel the laughs the day after" (The Bullman blog).