By Federica Purcaro (University of Brighton Press Placement)

Brighton Fringe 2023 is back for another year, this time taking place from May 5 to June 4 2023. 

More than 500 events are taking place in more than 100 venues across Brighton and beyond. 

From comedy, to theatre, to cabaret and variety and so much more, Brighton Fringe 2023 is ready to bring a colourful and artistic twist to life here in Brighton and beyond. 

Cabaret has always been a Fringe-favorite event, and surely this year our cabaret and variety events will not disappoint. 

MADAME CHANDELIER’S NIGHT AT THE OPERA, May 13, 14. £10 (Brighton Speigeltent: Bosco)

Make sure not to miss out Madame Chandelier at this family-friendly show that proves that opera can be for everyone. 

We follow Madame Chandelier as she remembers growing up in the rural township of Valhalla-ville, and the transformational day when she found a box of old records in the attic and fell in love with opera.

As her tale unfolds she wonders if, sometimes, the only way to become yourself, is by becoming someone else. 

"Madame Chandelier is smart, has empathy, and can sing." ★ ★ ★ ★ (The Guardian) 

THE BURLESQUE IMPOSTER, May 5, 6, 7 £10 (Caravanserai - Junk Poets) 

Fanny Dent returns to the Fringe with an uplifting, comedy burlesque adventure!

This Brighton Fringe 2021 and 2022 sell-out show is a mix between burlesque and comedy. Fanny performs the most chaotic, irreverent burlesque routines you’ve ever seen, and reveals all about the real-life fantasies, fears and failures that inspired her to create them.

"Has to be seen to be believed" ★★★★ (Reviews Hub)

THE LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK, May 5-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-29, 31 and June 1, 2, 3. £25.50 (Sabai Pavillion)

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with a new glittering stunner of a show at Brighton Fringe 2023. 

Be sure not to miss this event as diamond-dripping divas perform all the biggest (and all your favourite) pop hits! 

Also, make sure not to miss their newest addition on-site, the “Sabai Chill Out Garden”. No ticket is required to enter, join them for pop-up events, food stalls, licenced bars, acoustic music and performance. A perfect place to relax and unwind.

LIONHOUSE CABARET, May 12 £15 (Brighton Open Air Theatre)

Fancy spending a night full of fun and music? Then this show is the one for you. 

Hosted by Actors of Dyonisus, this evening of fun will showcase lots of established and up-and-coming talents of the Brighton’s scene.

A slick, hilariously funny show which rattles along at high speed on the strength of fine ensemble work from its cast.”  (The Stage) 

LAURIE BLACK: DYSTOPIANO, May 16 £10 (Brighton Spiegeltent:Bosco) 

Straight out of Australia’s Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Laurie Black invites us all to celebrate and let loose on her jumpstarting musical comedy into the future with synths, sequencers and sick beats.

The love child of Victoria Wood and Gary Numan” (BritishTheatreGuide)

Plenty of cabaret shows are awaiting you at Brighton Fringe 2023, make your choice, sit back and enjoy the show!. 

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