Theatre at Brighton Fringe (Part 2)

  • The English language première of a forgotten European masterpiece, Dead At Last, No More Air, the final work of Werner Schwab, has a short run at the Brighton Fringe.
    Theatre company Just a Must specialise in bringing neglected European texts to the UK; this brutal, irreverent and bizarrely comical piece about what happens when an emerging theatre production is sabotaged by outsiders is translated by Meredith Oakes.
  • Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years is presented at Brighton Fringe by As Told By following a run at London's Greenwich Theatre.
    The show won the 2002 Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Lyrics; this production stars the winner of the BBC’s Over The Rainbow, Danielle Hope, and Jon Robyns whose West End credits include Spamalot, Les Miserables and Avenue Q.
  • Expect the unexpected as Second Impression Theatre première their nineteenth consecutive show at the Brighton Fringe. About A Heist by David Weedall is a "bizarre ‘cling-filmed’ comedy" about two Irish gem thieves', an audacious heist that keeps you guessing until the final twist.
  • Actress, writer and performer Juliette Burton is freshly returned from an Australian tour to bring her Edinburgh hit When I Grow Up to Brighton. A docu-comedy of Juliette's own life, When I Grow Up looks at how life gets in the way of childhood ambitions.
  • Blowfish Theatre Company present a rarely performed masterpiece of sinister and subversive theatre, Quartet, by East German playwright Heiner Müller.
    Eloquent and disturbing, sophisticated and depraved, Merteuil and Valmont leave behind the world of De Laclos' Dangerous Liaisons to find themselves at turns in a pre-revolutionary Parisien Salon and a post World War Three bunker. This funny and shocking revival has specially composed music by Ric Lloyd.
  • Fun, very unusual and promising to be an interactive cleansing ceremony, combining voodoo ritual, shadow puppetry, game show and haute cuisine is Luke and Harry's Journey To Sex Colony 01. Not everyone gets to compete for the honour of being Holiday Sex Monster of the Year but this could be yours.
  • Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho is a drag musical comedy cabaret extravaganza with serious points to make about tolerance, gay rights and Margaret Thatcher's homophobic legislation, Section 28.
    In this comedy romp the lady who is not for turning gets lost in Soho on the eve of the vote, realises the error of her ways, overturns the bill, and leaves Whitehall to become a gay rights championing cabaret superstar.
  • Improv comedy troupe Off the Cuff returns for its ninth consecutive Brighton Fringe with a show that introduces their sparky new format Do The Proverbial inspired by a proverb which is made up on the spot using audience suggestions.
  • One-woman show Close To You is based on the writer's own experiences of anorexia.
    A raw and poignant play with live music, it explores the descent of young wannabe performer Jennifer, desperate for recognition, fame and love, and to be just like her idol Karen Carpenter. Written and performed by Jennie Eggleton with music performed by Adam Sowter.