Komedia launches their May 2017 Festival programme, with tickets for 100+ performances now on sale. This announcement comes ahead of the Brighton Fringe Festival, which takes place Fri 5 May – Sun 4 Jul.
After spending many hours at the 2016’s Edinburgh Fringe, the venue’s programmers have put together a list of events which include a huge range of shows. Featuring; award winning theatre, up and coming sketch acts, exciting kid’s shows and naked storytelling!
This year’s theatre highlights include Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence 2016 winners In Bed with my Brother, with their hit performance We Are Ian. A rollercoaster ride of a clown show all about educating today’s ‘youth’ about the rave culture of the 80s and 90s. Also on the bill are Ridiculusmus, a multi-award winning theatre company who have been in the business for over twenty years. They bring their memorably named new show Die Die Die Old People Die – a slapstick about hanging on, dying and grieving.
Alongside Komedia’s award winning regular comedy shows, Krater Comedy Club, Bent Double and Comic Boom. Their Fringe comedy programme includes the madcap, sci-fi masterpiece The Starship Osiris – ranked 22nd out of 3000 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016. As well as the Dave Gorman-esque James Veitch with Game Face – a PowerPoint fuelled show about love, life and enabling Bluetooth.
For those looking for some late-night fun, there are two brilliant club nights lined up. Massaoke – Britain’s original and best sing-a-long clubbing experience, featuring a live band, huge anthems and lyrics on a screen. And Musical Bingo – a new regular night for Komedia, in which numbers are out and tunes are in throughout several themed music rounds. Expect ecstatic winners, confetti canons, friendly DJ’s and unpredictable comperes!
As always, family-friendly shows feature too. With the return of Komedia’s very own puppet theatre Oskar’s Amazing Adventure, from the makers of last year’s hit show Pitschi. Also returning is the Margo Piano Musical Show, an educational performance with live music from a one-man-band. They will be joined by many more returning favourites.
Across all genres, several shows in this year’s programme are based on challenging, true life experiences; The Eulogy of Toby Peach follows a young man’s journey with cancer. Kevin King of Egypt follows the story of an escaped psychiatric patient, inspired by the writer/performer Rob Gee’s experiences as a registered nurse in acute psychiatric units. And Scott Gibson’s Life After Death follows Scott’s own experience of suffering from a brain haemorrhage, and how comedy can bring you back to life after such a huge event.
For more details about shows and to book tickets visit Komedia Brighton Online.