BN1 recommends… Week 4 at Brighton Fringe Festival
There’s still time to catch one of our recommended shows at this year’s Fringe festival! Why not immerse yourself in a suspenseful romance with The Geminus or experience an hour of absurdist stand-up with Jack Tucker…
Bring yourself a cushion or blanket to the Spiegeltent for a multi-sensory journey into the ‘nine celestial bodies’. Respected electronic music producer, Liam Blackburn, takes you through ‘Ancestral Voices: Navagraha’, using pioneering harmonic scales and technology inspired by ancient civilisations to bring you a truly immersive experience. “Seeping with textures and loaded with a taut energy that whispers tales of shamanism and transformative life experiences”.”Seeping with textures and loaded with a taut energy that whispers tales of shamanism and transformative life experiences”.
Brighton Spiegeltent, Mon 20 May 22.00
RAILED – HEAD FIRST ACROBATICS
Railed is a western-themed circus spectacular,combining the trademark physical talents, finely chiselled bodies and hilarious comic timing of the Head First Acrobats. Prepare yourself for when bare chested circus meets bare knuckle bar fights. A racy, heart-stopping display of the finest acrobatics by the most ridiculous storytellers in the circus. Leave your expectations at home, come to the wrong side of the tracks, and let the Head First Acrobatics boys steal your hearts.
Brighton Spiegeltent, Mon 20 May – Tues 28 May 19.00, Thurs 30 May – Sat 1 June 19.00
After a critically lauded, sold-out London run of Apparatus, Blue Devil Productions returns to Brighton with a brand-new play, The Geminus, based on Conrad’s The Secret Sharer. In this gripping story of a different heart of darkness, inexperienced Captain George Hotson encounters a fugitive called Leggatt, an enigmatic stranger with blood on his hands. With the tale of a brutal and disturbing murder, a sexy and suspenseful romance, a violent struggle as the ship sails through perilous, exotic seas and a few laughs along the way, this promises to be rich and rewarding night at the theatre.
Rialto Theatre, Tues 21 – Sat 25 May 19.00
JACK TUCKER’S COMEDY STAND UP HOUR
Winner: Best comedy at Brighton Fringe (Zach and Viggo). Fresh off sold out shows in New York, London, LA and Austraia, award-winning comedian Zach Zucker returns with his stand-up alter-ego, Jack Tucker! Hailing from the historic New York ‘The Big Apple’ City, Tucker is the ultimate comedian’s comedian and a well-respected journeyman on the comedy circuit. Ask any comedian, they’ll all say the same thing: Jack Tucker is going to make it big any day now. His five-star comedy show is not to be missed at this year’s Fringe
The Warren: Theatre Box, Tues 21 – Mon 27 May 22.00
BLUE PLANET III
The team behind the sell-out hit Planet Earth III bring their family comedy nature documentary Blue Planet III to the Brighton Fringe. Two idiots at the BBC are making another series of Blue Planet – using only office supplies and their surreal imaginations. But, how do you know what a fish is if you’ve never left your office? Blue Planet III introduces the issue of ocean plastic waste to a young audience through the medium of physical comedy. Featuring swashbuckling swordfish, hammerhead and spannerhead sharks, wailing whales and nasty things that lurk at the bottom of the sea…
The Warren: The Blockhouse, Wed 22 May – Mon 27 May 16.30
Three women. 50 characters. All the Greek myths. Out of Chaos bring their hit show, Unmythable, to their home town for the very first time! Their five-star production has toured over 80 venues across the UK, Europe and New Zealand after winning the Three Weeks Editors’ Award in Edinburgh. An amazing mix, of comedy, clowning, stories and songs, Unmythable takes its audience on the ride of a lifetime. Heroes, monsters and randy gods go head-to-head in a hilarious and unforgettable journey.
The Warren: The Hat, Fri 24 – Sat 25 May 18.00
LOLO BROW: ATTENTION
Lolo Brow, neo-burlesque artist, seeks your attention for three exciting nights at the Brighton Spiegeltent! Awarding- winning drag queen, burlesque artist sideshow performer and lizard lady, invites you to hang your shame at the door and indulge your inner attention seeker. This is a brand-new show, derived from her infamous burlesque shuffle, playing with concepts of audience voyeurism, quick thinking and plain dumb luck. Lolo is a multi-skilled international feminist clown who loves nothing more than to lower the tone of any evening. Lolo will give you 100% of her Tequila-fuelled drag energy.
Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco, Fri 24 – Sat 25 May 21.30
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