Brighton Festival 2024

May 2024 Events


May in Brighton is the month of England’s largest arts festival – don’t miss out, book now!

Have a look at The Brighton Festival 2024 & The Brighton Fringe Festival 2024 where you will find art exhibitions, cabaret, theatre performances, music concerts and much more.

Brighton Festival, now the largest arts festival in England, is one of the major milestones in the international cultural calendar.

Over a three-week period, Brighton Festival explores a wide-ranging programme of music, theatre, dance, film, and literature. It has a long tradition of attracting the most exciting performers from across the globe and promoting local artists. Bringing fresh, challenging new work to Brighton.

02/05 – John Robb, Do you believe in the power of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Komedia. 8pm. (Doors 7:30pm) PRICE: Standard Ticket: £14.50 | Concession Ticket: £12.50

John Robb talks about his life in Music
His best selling Art of Darkness book, being the first person to interview Nirvana, inventing the word ‘Britpop’ and adventures on the post-punk frontline.


Komedia. 8:00pm (Doors 7:00pm) | PRICE: Loaded Fries Ticket : £23.00 | Standard Ticket: £17.00

Out of the swirling maelstrom he steps, his sword of jokes, his shield of whimsy and his armour made of a third amusing thing. Cursed to return on tour. Multi award-winning stand-up Alasdair Beckett-King unravels life’s shallowest mysteries. A true Renaissance man, Alasdair is 500 years old. As seen on Mock the Week and the internet.


Komedia. SWIFTOGEDDON – A club night dedicated to worshipping at the altar of Taylor Swift. Non-stop Swifty all night: deep cuts, extended mixes, fan favourites and all the hits. – 11pm


Komedia. A black comedy about sex and deception. Completely improvised by award-winning comedians, each show is based on an anonymous confession chosen by the audience. Let’s find out why we lie to the people we love. Act Of The Year 2019.

TIME: 8:30pm (Doors 8:15pm). PRICE: Standard Ticket: £12.00. Concession Ticket: £10.00

04, 05 & 06/05 – FOODIES FESTIVAL

Preston Park, 11am- 9pm every day.
Brighton’s Foodie Festival is back, not to be missed!


Komedia. After several sold out nights throughout the UK we are bringing our rip roaring nash bash to Brighton.

DOORS: 11:00pm | PRICE: Advance Price Ticket: £10.00


Komedia. PRICE: Full Price Ticket: £45.00. Concession Price Ticket £35.00. Time 1pm.
Jill Edwards’ highly acclaimed and original stand-up comedy courses in Brighton, here at Komedia since 2005, have a proven and continuous track record of success over 25 years.

Jill’s graduates include award-winning tv regulars Jimmy Carr, Shaparak Khorsandi, Simon Evans, Seann Walsh, Angela Barnes and Romesh Ranganathan. Jill’s corporate clients include Hurstpierpoint College, Sheila’s Wheels, Microsoft & Oxford University.

05/5 – Komedia – Bent Double

7:30pm (Doors 6:30pm) – Bent Double. Enjoy a wonderfully diverse line up, featuring some of the best-known LGBTQ+ comedy acts on the circuit as well as “as-seen-on TV stars” and stand-up legends.

06/05 – Komedia – The Orielles

PRICE: Advance Price Ticket: £15.00. – DOORS:7:30pm. As part of Komedia’s 30th birthday week we welcome The Orielles to play a very intimate show in the Komedia studio.

07/05 – Komedia – 8pm (Doors 7pm) – Spot future comedy stars

Stars that could follow in the footsteps of previous Jill Edwards’ graduates. Including Jimmy Carr, Shaparak Khorsandi, Romesh Ranganathan, Brighton’s own Seann Walsh and Angela Barnes. You saw them here first!

07/05 – Komedia – OFF THE CHEST POETRY – TIME:8:00pm

PRICE: Standard Ticket: £7.00. Concession Ticket: £5.00
Hosted by poets Ella Dorman-Gajic and Iftikhar Latif, Off The Chest is an explosive poetry night celebrating original voices and poetry that makes a statement.Featuring sets from two highly acclaimed poets plus their renowned open mic, this event is not to be missed. Feature announcements are to be announced very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for more.

07/05 – Brighton Dome – Orchestra Baobab

7:30pm – Last November, Orchestra Baobab unveiled 50 Ans (50 Years), the first track from the Senegalese outfit’s forthcoming album that marks a half-century of their trademark fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms, pop hooks and native griot storyteller tradition.

Formed during the late sixties in a Dakar nightclub built around a baobab tree, the nine-piece group have developed a unique style based around their own cultural mix that they have since taken across the globe, including London’s Barbican Centre.

Nowadays, surviving members are joined by a younger generation of musicians – lyrics to 50 Ans were written by veteran drummer Taga Koité while the number’s main vocals come via his son Papino.With fresh energy, Orchestra Baobab continue to develop their joyous fusion of intense polyrhythms, infectious brass arrangements and captivating melodies.


Brighton Center – 6:30pm. Elbow’s first arena tour since 2018.
With advance reviews of their forthcoming tenth studio album, ‘AUDIO VERTIGO’, praising it as ‘suitably landmark’ (MOJO) and ‘top stuff’ (UNCUT), elbow’s first arena tour since 2018, the AUDIO VERTIGO tour, marks a moment for the band to deliver the perfect show in celebration as lead singer Guy Garvey explains:

“We love the intimacy of theatres, but we have some very big songs and the electricity of 20,000 people singing along cannot be denied. So, the big rooms it is and big shows they will be. Can’t wait to see everybody again.”

The dates see elbow revisit the scenes of some of their greatest shows with support from The Waeve.

08/05 – Johnny Flynn & Robert Macfarlane

8pm – Brighton Dome – £25, £27.50, £32.50 – Songwriter & actor (Flynn) and nature author (Macfarlane) collaborate to weave music with storytelling.

Celebrated musician and actor Johnny Flynn joins forces with acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane in a show that weaves music with storytelling. Accompanied by a full band, the pair draw on their two albums, Lost in the Cedar Woods and last year’s The Moon Also Rises, the latter inspired by walks on the nearby South Downs.

Prepare for a journey through darkness and light, winter and summer, burial and awakening, memory and dream.

09/05 -Komedia – TIME:8:00pm (Doors 7:00pm)

PRICE: Loaded Fries Tickets From £18. Advance Price Tickets From £12
Out of the bingo halls and onto the street – bingo gets a remix in this hip hop, comedy show mash-up!

Hosted by potty mouthed pensioner Grandma Flash and her 87 year old DJ & lover, Blingo Bingo is a non-stop megamix of bingo, beats and more bling than you can throw a zimmer frame at

09/05 – Brighton Dome – 8pm – Solomon’s Knot

Three composers, each of them a defining character of the Baroque, all born in 1685.
Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757) Stabat Mater for 10 voices
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Missa Brevis in A BWV 234
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759) Dixit Dominus HWV 232

Newly appointed Baroque Ensemble in Residence at Wigmore Hall Solomon’s Knot is considered ‘one of the UK’s most innovative and imaginative ensembles’. Class 1685 features three composers, each of them a defining character of the Baroque, all born in 1685. In some ways they can be seen as standing for three different national styles: Italian, German, and English. 

Bach’s Mass in A major combines ancient choral polyphony with modern aria forms which were fashionable in the opera house and the cantata. Handel’s Dixit Dominus of 1707 is a firework of Latin religious fervour, and will be sung one-to-a-part and, as ever, by heart by the singers of Solomon’s Knot and is in contrast to the more lyrical yearning of Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater for 10 voices and continuo.

09/05 – Brighton Dome – 1pm – Apollo’s Cabinet

In the 1770s the pioneering musicologist Charles Burney embarked upon a musical grand tour of Europe, seeking out all the latest continental innovations.

In a new collaboration with Brighton Early Music Festival, BREMF Live! members Apollo’s Cabinet bring their signature mix of acting, dancing, poetry and silliness to bear on a kaleidoscopic recreation of Burney’s travels, with music from every country he visited, intercut with readings from his journals. In Association with Brighton Early Music Festival.

10-11/05 – The Making of Berlin – BERLIN/Yves Degryse (Belgium)

Brighton Dome – Fri 10 May, 8pm & Sat 11 May, 2pm & 8pm

Film, theatre and live music combine in an extraordinary portrait of a city. ‘a clever play on fact and fiction, documentary theatre and music. [It] confronts you with fundamental questions about how we inject meaning into everyday life by fabricating stories.’ De Morgen

The Making of Berlin sees the innovative Belgian theatre and filmmakers attempt to fulfil the dream of Friedrich Mohr, a former employee of the Berliner Philharmonika orchestra who, towards the end of the Second World War, was involved in an audacious scheme: to present a live radio broadcast of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung from seven separate bunkers across the city.

As BERLIN work with Mohr to try and restage this undertaking, followed by a documentary maker who is tracking their progress, they come to realise that the story is not as straightforward as it seems. Instead it reveals itself to be about one of the ‘unbrave’ who failed to stand up for his colleagues when it counted. How far could they-or should they-support his version of the truth as an old man seeks atonement?

This is the UK premiere of The Making of Berlin, described by de Standaard as ‘overwhelming from start to finish’ and one of its top ten productions of the year.

10/05 – Komedia’s 30th birthday week

DOORS: 11:00pm. PRICE: Advance Price Ticket: £11.00
As part of Komedia’s 30th birthday week we are thrilled to welcome Deptford Northern Soul Club with support from Henry W-P for a very special club night!

11/05 – Komedia – Door Price Tickets: £7.00

Spellbound’s own Simon Price is the author of a new book, CUREPEDIA – AN A-Z OF THE CURE (published by White Rabbit Books this November), and to celebrate, the first hour will be PURE CURE (deep cuts and fan favourites, 9pm-10pm) and the rest of the night will feature a scattering of THE CURE’S GREATEST HITS (in amongst Spellbound’s usual Alternative 80s anthems, 10pm-3am). There will also be a chance to WIN A COPY of Curepedia!

12/05 – Brighton Dome – 7pm – Carnival Collective

 + Lakuta – Brighton institution Carnival Collective are bringing the noise for a huge 30th birthday bash, and what better place to celebrate than at home with Brighton Festival 2024?

Widely known as the south coast’s biggest, loudest and liveliest party band, Carnival Collective delivers an irresistible tidal wave of energetic music bringing flavours of latin, samba, drum’n’bass, jungle, ska, hip-hop, swing and funk – all played live on a vast bateria of Brazilian drums with a fat horn section and tight backline, topped off with delectable vocal harmonies. Featuring Brighton’s own tropical outfit, Lakuta, who will bring their signature mix of afrobeat, funk and Latino grooves, expect a lineup of energetic and highly danceable acts.

With community, creativity, resilience, history, dance and pure fun at its heart, Carnival Collective continue to carry the true spirit of Brighton into their 30th year, and can’t wait to celebrate with you.

13/05 – Komedia – TIME:8:00pm (Doors 7:00pm)

PRICE:Advance Price Ticket: £17.50 – WILLY VLAUTIN has published six previous novels: The Motel Life, Northline, Lean on Pete, The Free, Don’t Skip Out on Me and The Night Always Comes. The Motel Life and Lean on Pete were turned into feature films, released in 2012 and 2017 respectively.

The former starred Kris Kristofferson and Emile Hirsch and the latter, starred Charlie Plummer, Chloe Sevigny and Steve Buscemi, and was adapted and directed by Andrew Haigh. Vlautin lives outside of Portland, Oregon and is the founding member of the bands Richmond Fontaine and The Delines.

13/05 – The Spicy Meatball Tour with support from Dave Hill.

Brighton Centre – 6:30pm
Jack Black and Kyle Gass, the dynamic duo behind Tenacious D, formed the Greatest Band in the World in the late ’90s in Los Angeles.

Their journey includes a hit HBO variety series in 1999, a Platinum-certified self-titled album in 2001, and a feature film, “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny,” in 2006. Their 2012 album, “Rize of the Fenix,” earned a Grammy nomination.

In 2013, they founded the Festival Supreme, a music and comedy festival in LA featuring top acts. Tenacious D also won a Grammy in 2014 for Best Metal Performance.

In 2023, they rocked Las Vegas with sold-out shows, launched “The SpicyMeatball Tour,” released a hit song “Video Games” and a viral cover of “Wicked Game.” With 1million Instagram followers, Tenacious D remains the Greatest Band That Ever Played on Planet Earth, selling out shows worldwide.

14/05 – Komedia – EDDIE 9V – DOORS:7:30pm

PRICE:Advance Price Ticket: £16.50 – Eddie 9V has acted on instinct all his life. At the age of 15, this long time soul artist turned away from the path of college and jobs to go all guns blazing on the roots and blues circuit of his native Atlanta, Georgia.

14/05 -Komedia – TIME:8:00pm (Doors 7:00pm)

PRICE: Loaded Fries Ticket : £24.50

Standard Ticket: £18.50 – Winner: Directors’ Choice Award, Sydney Comedy Festival (2021). Nominee: Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2021).

16/05 – Brighton Dome – 8pm – Metamorphosis

 12 Ensemble – Transformative music with images created before your very eyes

Richard Strauss Metamorphosen – £25. Under 26s £10. Festival Standby £10. Edmund Finnis new work. Oliver Leith new work. Claude Vivier Zipangu.

Numbering some of Europe’s finest young string players, the trailblazing 12 Ensemble invites you to experience the transformative power of music within an immersive, AI-generated holographic world created live and directed by leading visual artist Ben Ditto.

Framed by Edmund Finnis’ gently rocking reworking of a William Byrd prayer ‘for light within the darkness’ and by Richard Strauss’s agonised lament over Nazi Germany’s self-inflicted wounds during World War II, the programme also pairs brutally murdered Canadian composer Claude Vivier’s 1980 tribute to Japanese kabuki theatre with an instrumental aria from Oliver Leith’s bleakly beautiful 2022 opera about the suicide of Kurt Cobain

17/05 – Fibonacci Quartet Mozart String Quartet No. 16, K 428 

Brighton Dome – 1pm  – £10
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6, Op. 80 

The Ensemble Category winners in last year’s Royal Over-Seas League Competition, the Fibonacci Quartet pairs works by Mozart and Mendelssohn, composed over 50 years apart but equally daring in their use of dissonance and chromaticism. While Mozart’s third ‘Haydn’ Quartet pays witty homage to his older friend and mentor, already dubbed ‘the father of the string quartet’, Mendelssohn’s musical swansong expresses his raw grief at his sister Fanny’s sudden death.

In Association with Royal Over-Seas League

17/05 – Brighton Dome – Faye Webster – Doors 7pm – £25.25

Poised and plainspoken emotion from the 23-year-old Atlanta songwriter

Faye Webster plays this standalone show as part of The Great Escape 2024 at Brighton Festival, with special support to be announced.

Faye Webster loves the feeling of a first take: writing a song, then heading to the studio with her band to track it live the very next day. When you listen to the 23-year-old Atlanta songwriter’s poised and plainspoken albums, you can hear why: she channels emotions that are so aching, they seem to be coming into existence at that very moment.

Webster captures the spark before it has a chance to fade; she inks lyrics before they have a chance to seem fleeting. Her signature sound pairs close, whisper-quiet, home-recorded vocals with the unmistakable sound of musicians together in a room.

Your booking grants access to this show only, no other The Great Escape shows.

17 & 18/05 – Brighton Dome – High Performance Packing Tape

Branch Nebula (Australia) – Fri 17 May, 7.30pm
Sat 18 May, 2pm & 7.30pm – £15, £17.50
Under 26s £12.50
Festival Standby £10

Celebrated Australian company Branch Nebula employs everyday materials—stationery, cardboard, clingfilm—to place a performer in a series of mind-bending predicaments.

Climbing towers that will inevitably collapse; dangling in the air from materials doomed to stretch and then snap; balancing precariously on structures made of party decorations: High Performance Packing Tape is risk management as edge-of-the-seat madness. 

As cheap materials are pushed to breaking point, inevitable equipment failure looms, and physical danger is always imminent, safety and wellbeing are de-prioritised in new and liberating ways.

18/05 – Brighton Dome – Spiritualized – 8pm – £30

Ethereal, psychedelic and experimental sounds from the pioneers of British space rock

While some people imploded in the lockdowns and isolation of the epidemic, others were thriving. 

‘I felt like I’d been in training for this my whole life’  said J Spaceman in a text conversation last June or so.  

Drawing inspiration from solitary walks through the serene expanse of ‘Roman London,’ where the absence of sirens and contrails gives way to the chorus of birdsong, J Spaceman crafted a symphony that transcends boundaries. With mastery over 16 instruments and in collaboration with over 30 musicians, including his daughter Poppy and long time friend John Coxon, the British space rock band’s latest masterpiece, Everything Was Beautiful, is a testament to their innovative spirit.

Live, the intense celestial soundscape Spiritualized create promises to be a transcendental experience.

19/05 – The Nest Komedia – 7:30pm (Doors 6:30pm)

Carefully curated by award-winning production company Berk’s Nest, showcasing the freshest, most exciting acts on the comedy circuit, The Nest is the perfect evening out for both new and established comedy fans.

20/05 – Komedia – LAURA BELBIN: TOO MUCH

TIME:8:00pm (Doors 7:00pm)
PRICE:Loaded Fries Ticket : £26.00

Standard Ticket: £20.00 – Laura Belbin: Too Much.She’s loud, she swears, she’s inappropriate, and she’s the comedian behind the social media antics of Knee Deep In Life. She’s taking to the stage with her brand new show with one question, is there such a thing as too much???

20/04 – Danielle de Niese (Soprano) with Matthew Fletcher, pianist

Brighton Dome –  7:30PM – £25, £30
Under 26s £20 – An evening of song from Glyndebourne’s leading lady

Songs by Debussy, Gershwin, James MacMillan and Sondheim

Star of stage and TV screen, equally at ease in opera, in musicals and in concert, Danielle de Niese has been hailed by The New York Times as ‘opera’s coolest soprano’.

The leading lady in the Sussex opera house’s new production of The Merry Widow takes time out of final rehearsals to delight you with a selection of songs by composers ranging from Debussy to Sondheim

21/05 – Lauren Easton: Making this up as I go

Komedia – 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)
Australian born, global songstress Lauren Easton has some stories to tell…She’s never been one for personal boundaries and has a fresh cabaret ready to share all the sordid details of her extensive dating history that has somehow led to life as a wife, a mother, and fully fledged adult (whatever the hell that means).

Her luscious, genre-defiant vocals combine with brutal honesty and a willingness to reveal all in her debut show that unashamedly admits – we’re all just making it up as we go.

22/05 – Anuvab Pal: The Depart. of Britishness

Komedia – PRICE: Standard Ticket: £15.00. 7:30pm (Doors 7:00pm)


Komedia. TIME:8:00pm (Doors 7:30pm). PRICE: Advance Price Ticket: £22.50

The Handsome Family (songwriting and marriage partners Brett and Rennie Sparks) have been defining the dark end of americana for over 30 years. Brett writes the music and Rennie writes the words. Their work has been covered by many artists including Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird and most-recently Phoebe Bridgers. The song “Far From Any Road” was the opening theme for HBO’s True Detective season one and still receives thousands of Shazams every week from all over the world.

Their eleventh studio album, Hollow (out now on Loose) delves into the natural           world at the edges of the man-made. It is a record lush with leaves and shadows and echoing with occult mystery.


Komedia. PRICE: Advance Price Ticket: £25.00 – BARRY ADAMSON + SUPPORT

British composer Barry Adamson began his musical career as a member of the avant-garde pop band Magazine and honed his skills playing piano and guitar for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds before realizing that his true musical calling stood beyond the rock and roll genre. Drawn to and inspired by the cinema early in life, Adamson left the confines of pop music to pursue a solo career writing evocative, jazzy tracks and scores.


Komedia. TIME:8:00pm (Doors 7:00pm). PRICE: Loaded Fries Ticket : £26.00. Standard Ticket: £20.00 – The worse the political career, the more lucrative the subsequent entertainment opportunities. Matt Hancock may have slaughtered millions but now he’s making a killing. So can Rosie Holt’s viral hit MP follow “politainers” Dorries, Farage and Rees-Mogg and leap from the pages of Hansard to Heat?

23/05 – Brighton Dome – Live at Brighton Festival

With Joel Dommett, Desiree Burch & Spencer Jones plus more to be announced – 7:30 pm – £22.50, £15 concessions
Festival Standby £10 – Brighton’s biggest comedy night, Live at Brighton Dome, returns to Brighton Festival for the second year running with a stellar line up of comedic talent showcasing up and coming stars alongside some of comedy’s biggest names.

23/05 – One off homecoming show for much loved indie veterans

Brighton Dome – 7:30 pm – £30
Having performed atop the Great Wall of China, at the CERN particle laboratory and down a mine, this adventurous troupe are known for unique live experiences.

Sea Power are happily returning to the city where they honed their epic sound at their own Club Sea Power nights

Twenty three years on, Sea Power remain an essential listen – in 2022, their 7th album Everything Was Forever reached number 4 in the charts and included 3 songs originally recorded for their BAFTA winning soundtrack to the multi million selling game Disco Elysium.

Listen out for topics ranging from majestic wildlife to celebrations of human migration to psychedelic cookery with Rick Stein


Komedia – TIME:8:00pm (Doors 7:30pm). PRICE:Standard Ticket: £10.00. Concession Ticket: £8.00

Rachel Baker – Character comedy from the Funny Women Awards Finalist.
Liam Harney – Absurd advice from their hysterical alter-ego Sue The Cleaner.
Su Mi – A singing sweetcorn nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award.
Kid Harrison – Dry-witted poet with a surreal streak.
Alex Franklin – Off-the-wall musical comedy.

24/05 – UNKLE + Ebi Soda

Brighton Dome – 8pm – £30, £35. Club and dance music pioneer presents his Rōnin:Live show, performing a bespoke live selection of recent recordings, remixes, reinterpretations and classics.

Over a glittering career at the heart of club culture, James Lavelle has shaped trip hop through founding influential label Mo’Wax, curated London’s Meltdown festival and remixed tracks for the likes of Beck, Wu-Tang Clan and Radiohead.

Throughout those three decades, his name has also been synonomous with freewheeling collective UNKLE, working alongside such luminaries as Brian Eno, Josh Homme and Thom Yorke.

Long interested in visual arts, UNKLE’s Rōnin:Live show promises an engrossing immersive experience.


Brighton Center – 6:30pm – Join a dazzling dozen of the world’s best professional dancers as they take to the road next year for the 2024 official Strictly The Professionals UK Tour.

This exhilarating show will showcase the exceptional talent of 12 of TV’s beloved professional dancers, supported by incredible singers and a live band, all performed within the wonderful world of glamour and sparkle that fans know and love from the smash hit series.

Join hugely talented Strictly Professionals – Dianne Buswell, Vito Coppola, Carlos Gu, Karen Hauer, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Graziano di Prima, Jowita Przystal, Michelle Tsiakkas and Nancy Xu – live and up close as they treat audiences to world-class dance, sparkling sets and stunning choreography with a generous sprinkle of Strictly magic.

Directed by Strictly’s Creative Director Jason Gilkison, Strictly The Professionals will surprise and delight audiences with dance and choreography at the highest possible standard.

Don’t miss your chance to see so many of your favourite dancers coming together to perform in a theatrical ensemble that will quite simply take your breath away.


Komedia – DOORS:11:00pm. PRICE: Advance Price Ticket: £7.00

Kamer high energy vision of dubstep and 140 has been tearing through the scene, including Boiler Room, Keep Hush, and Rinse FM. Kamer’s performances are infused with rig-shaking sub, nature-found field recordings and video game quirks

26/05 – The Big Game

Komedia – DOORS:7:30pm. PRICE:Advance Price Ticket: £17.00. Concession Ticket: £13.00

It is our great pleasure to invite you all to The Big Game on Sunday 26th May (bank holiday!!), a collaboration celebration, a psych-circus spectacle, and the biggest gig we’ve booked to date.

26/05 – Komedia – Aidan Goatley

TIME:8:30pm (Doors 8:15pm). PRICE: Advance Price Ticket: £10.00 – Aged 18, comedian Aidan Goatley woke up with his first tattoo which prominently displayed the name ‘Edith’ and he has no idea why.

Who was Edith? After 34 years, Aidan thinks he’s found the answer in a story that involves, self-harm, survival and rather surprisingly, too many Jason Statham films.

The Winner of the ‘Best Comedy Show’ at the 2023 Buxton fringe and creator of the worldwide fringe hit ’10 Films with my Dad’ returns with a brand-new show which talks openly about a difficult subject while adding enough jokes to show how he presents ‘positive heart-warming comedy like no one else is doing.’

26/05 – Roberto Fonseca ‘La Gran Diversión’

7.30pm – Brighton Dome. £17.50, £22.50, Festival Standby £10

+ Support from Alvorada – Famed Cuban jazz pianist returns to Brighton with an old-school twist. Since his days as an integral member of Buena Vista Social Club’s touring band, Roberto Fonseca has shown huge respect for Cuba’s musical roots while following his own varied path.

Touring with an 8-piece band, this popular and gifted pianist now delves into the period when his Caribbean homeland first made waves overseas – in 1930s Paris. Current album La Gran Diversion takes us back to La Cabane Cubaine, the French capital’s hottest cabaret, where it’s cool, mixed audience first danced to Cuba’s sultry, sensual beats.

Support comes from Alvorada, with their lively melodies and danceable Brazilian grooves.

27/05 – The world’s first* live comedy documentary

Komedia – 3:30pm (Doors 3:15pm)

Back from a multiple sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe.In a world with only 1 gun, 1 man stands in the way of world peace. His weapon of choice: sketch freaking comedy. Saddle up for a rapid ride through a really real film that no one seems to have heard of… and join sketch comedian / documentarian Will BF for a bucking

Bronco of sketches, songs, and way way more, as you journey through the wild west of 70’s Hollywood and also the wild west.

27/05 – Flamenco Komedia

TIME:7:30pm (Doors 6:30pm). PRICE:Loaded Fries Ticket: £28.00, Standard Ticket: £22.00. Concession Ticket: £20.00

Flamenco charms all kinds of audiences, but it is also very technical and intransigent art due to its complex rhythmic and visual language. In light of this, Lourdes Fernandez and her Company presents “Raices”, an heterogenous interpretation of the art, drawing on but departing from traditional flamenco in search of an eclectic style of music inspired by Folk, Andalusian Copla, Jazz, and other styles.

During the show, the audience will enjoy carefully studied and rehearsed acts but the attentive spectator will be able to capture original moments of improvisation.

Hence, the magic of Raices… the inspiration that unfolds and dies… unique therefore unrepeatable… where each viewer can experience the performance through their most personal feelings.


Australian born, global songstress Lauren Easton has some stories to tell…
Komedia – 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)

She’s never been one for personal boundaries and has a fresh cabaret ready to share all the sordid details of her extensive dating history

that has somehow led to life as a wife, a mother, and fully fledged adult (whatever the hell that means). Her luscious, genre-defiant vocals combine with brutal honesty and a willingness to reveal all in her debut show that unashamedly admits – we’re all just making it up as we go.

30/05 – Selena Mersey: Madonna/Whore:

Komedia – 6pm (Doors 5:45pm) – Musical comedian and professional overthinker Selena Mersey is in a long-term relationship for the first time in her life. Unfortunately, she’s also been reading about Freud. Can Selena’s straight-passing relationship survive the weight of anxiety, progressive politics, and an incredibly impactful psychology A Level?

Presenting Madonna/Whore: a filthy, Freudian, feminist odyssey into the desire to be both and neither a mother and a slut. After a sellout run at Brighton Fringe, Mersey returns with a souped-up redux of the psychodynamic sensation, featuring songs, stand-up, burlesque, and a live birth. Let this shambolic

Chanteuse enchant you out of your Freudian slip and show you what relationship counselling really looks like. Sex dolls go free.

WINNER Lamb Queer Comedy Award 2023. WINNER Brighton Seagull ‘Best Concept’ 2023. Musical Comedy Awards finalist 2023. Burlesque Idol semi-finalist 20. 223 million views on TikTok Smokin’ hot.

30/05 – Komedia – 8pm – COMIC BOOM

A feel-good, fast-paced night of fantastic new comedy!

Our fabulous MCs bring you a whole host of comedy’s current rising stars PLUS a top headline comic.

Expect a warm, friendly, upbeat atmosphere suitable for comedy lovers of all ages – there’s something for everyone at Comic Boom!

Will you see the next big thing in comedy? You might! Past acts to have graced Comic Boom’s stage on their rise to stardom include; Seann Walsh, Angela Barnes, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Sarah Millican, Nish Kumar, Sofie Hagen, Maisie Adam, James Acaster, Rachel Parris, Harriet Kemsley, Dan Tiernan, Mark Simmons, Esther Manito and many more!


Komedia. TIME:6:00pm (Doors 5:45pm). PRICE:Standard Ticket: £12.00
Menagerie is a storytelling/comedy show about the collectibles in our life. Like Noah’s Ark taking the best pair of every species, this show unpicks the best of each season of life, of work, of marriage, of having kids and then pulling ones own teeth out over frozen shoulders, diminishing bank accounts and sanity.

As a South-indian married to a north-indian, who is her diametric opposite, in waistline, temper and sageliness, Anu Vaidyanathan tries to unlearn the lessons. All bad romantic Hollywood movies have infested her brain with, and see life for what it is – a giant, unavoidable wedgie when one is on stage about to accept a lifetime achievement award.


Komedia – 8:30pm (Doors 8:15pm).

Darkly hilarious and surprisingly heartfelt: That describes you, the audience.

What’s wrong with you? Self-described shortcomings inspire a brand new musical every show from the co-creator of five star, multiple Fringe sell-out hit CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation, a classically trained opera soprano, and a jazz piano savant.

31/05 – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Brighton Dome – Doors 7pm. £33.25, £35.75
Australia’s most innovative, important and productive rock band.

The stats on King Gizzard’s colourful career are stacking up fast: 25 albums, 13 of them charting in the Top 20 in Australia, where they are now arguably the country’s most innovative, important and productive rock band.

International critical acclaim. Headline festival appearances. And perhaps most importantly, a fervent worldwide fanbase who share endless memes, mixes, videos, graphics, theories and discussions, all through which they explore and expand what they have termed ‘The Gizzverse’.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are: Stu Mackenzie (vocals/guitar), Ambrose Kenny-Smith (harmonica/vocals/keyboards), Cook Craig (guitar/vocals), Joey Walker (guitar/vocals), Lucas Harwood (bass) and Michael Cavanagh (drums).

31/05 – LEGEND THE MUSIC OF BOB MARLEY – Reggae for the World

Brighton Center – 6:30pm – FRI 31 MAY

Legend – the Music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast.

Together they recreate the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Get Up Stand Up, I Shot the Sheriff  and many more reggae classics.

It is a two-hour spectacular, showcasing the magic of Marley. It captures the charisma and culture of an icon gone too soon.

“A fantastic show. . . I thoroughly recommend it”

“Highlight for me was Three Little Birds: everyone in the building was singing, en masse, ‘everything is gonna be alright’.”

BBC Radio Tees

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

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