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BRIGHTON ROCKS: Our Brighton Fringe Picks – Bank Holiday Weekend

Time flies when you’re having fun, and we’re already entering the fourth week of Brighton Fringe. Over 2000 performances have already taken place, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg with plenty of goodies still to come.

It’s a long Bank Holiday weekend, so you’ve even more opportunities to catch a show at Brighton Fringe. With so much happening, we’ve picked five shows to see over the next few days…

Shit-Faced Shakespeare – The Merchant of Veniceshakespeare

You can’t escape the Bard this year but Shit Faced Shakespeare offers an experience like no other. One of the cast is forcefully (or not) fed copious amounts of alcohol ahead of the performance, with some interesting impacts on the performance. Each show will be slightly different, but our reviewer raved about it!

28 May 21:45 -The Warren

DelphineClare Rebekah Pointing – Delphine

French chic or Dolphin…there’s a confusion for Delphine on where her name comes from. A charming tale of coming of age, identity, turning 30 and falling in love from Clare Rebekah Pointing.

29-30 May 15:30 – The Warren

Ben WatsonBen Watson – The History of Everything in 60 Seconds (more or less)

Who said attending Brighton Fringe isn’t educational? History lessons were never quite like this. Your chance to learn, literally everything in just an hour. Ben Watson has done all the swatting so you don’t have to and shares his findings in a mix of comedy, cabaret, spoken word and theatre.

28-29 May 16:30 – The Rialto


Forget Miss World, the true pinnacle of beauty contests is Mr Brighton. Join madcap trio Beasts to help choose the winner of this prestigious title. Don’t expect the usual ‘world peace’ and swimsuit rounds though as the comics compete in bizarre competitions so the audience can pick the winner. Our reviewer called it smutty and silly but loved it!

27-29 May 20:30 – The Warren

gristGrist To The Mill – The Unknown Soldier

The horror of war is sometimes too vast to comprehend. The Unknown Soldier takes us back to WW1 and focuses in on one individual as we look at comradeship and betrayal in the aftermath. Acclaimed on previous runs and coming to Brighton as part of a UK Tour, the show also see’s the Fringe’s first book launch as the text is published.

30 May – 5 June 18:00 – Sweet Waterfront


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