Sad that Brighton Fringe is over? Whether you’re not quite ready for the fun to end, or haven’t managed to pop along yet, there’s some good news! The core programme of Brighton Fringe may have come to a close but there’s still plenty to enjoy with an the extended programme of events.
Shows are programmed until Sunday 11th July at venues including The Warren, Brighton Spiegeltent, The Electric Arcade and Artista Café & Gallery. Plus, there are exhibitions at Jubilee Square, SEAS, Friends Meeting House and Phoenix Arts Space. So you can still catch a selection of comedy, theatre, drag and cabaret — perfect for spending a day at the seaside. And for those who can’t make the trip, there’s an abundance of livestreamed and on-demand shows too.
Shows to make you laugh
Heading to The Warren is Luisa Omielan, with new show God is a Woman. It’s about figuring out the meaning of life, why bad stuff happens to good people and how, collectively, do we try to heal — with dick jokes. And fresh off the release of Netflix special Unlearning, Loyiso Gola is bringing his show Pop Culture to the Fringe.
After a year ‘off’ Tom Ward is back. He’s fresh, loaded and ready for the world with new show Return of the Love Machine. And if that wasn’t enough, Shit-faced Shakespeare are heading to the Fringe with their hour-long Much Ado About Nothing. Ready to see who the drunken cast member will be?
Cabaret in the Spiegeltent
At Brighton Spiegeltent are cult cabaret sensations Bourgeois & Maurice. They’re ready to take you on a hilarious, heartfelt and highly inappropriate musical journey into the strangest reaches of their minds. The ultimate drag tribute to the best girl band of this millennium, Gals Aloud have a show packed full of big hits. And the Brighton Big Drag Pageant Revue will bring on stage the top ten contestants of the 2021 competition. Expect some good, weird, and outright obscene drag.
The fringe’s online offerings
Those attending Brighton Fringe virtually aren’t going to want to miss the OffFest Award-nominated Jerk. It’s a funny, filthy and relatable story about addiction and shame. Whilst King Jamsheed’s Lonely Piano is a melodic neo-classical solo work and set to be a wild ride though a soaring imagination. And Australian comedian Tania Lacy, once dubbed the ‘enfant terrible’ of Aussie TV and later ‘enfant unemployable’ for being too mouthy, is ready to Catch A Falling Star.
Brighton Fringe embraces every art form and artist in its unusual yet entertaining programme. This open-access arts festival prides itself on welcoming established and emerging artists, supporting those taking their first steps with a variety of bursaries. It also offers much-loved returning acts alongside exciting newcomers with comedy, theatre, circus, exhibitions, magic, dance and children’s shows. So, there’s always something worth catching!
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When: On until 11th July 2021
Where: At various venues in Brighton and online
£: Tickets prices vary depending on the venue and show, some are free
More info: www.brightonfringe.org