10 must-see acts at Komedia during Brighton Fringe
The Brighton Fringe Festival is upon us once again. For the uninitiated, the festival welcomes the arts in all its diverse and wonderful forms to various venues across the city. One venue set to host some of the Fringe’s top acts is Brighton institution Komedia.
We've rounded up our 10 must-see performances at Komedia that you absolutely don’t want to miss out on during this year’s festivities.
11th May: 9pm, tickets £12/10 concession
In a live musical cabaret performance, Fiona Coffey delves deep into the life of Mrs Robinson, the woman responsible for seducing The Graduate in the popular 1960s film of the same title. Throughout the performance, Coffey explores some of the stand out moments in Mrs Robinson’s life, from her experience in college, to her label as a suburban swinger.
17th May: 8pm, £15
As one of Portugal’s most traditional and iconic music forms, tracing back to 19th Century Lisbon, Fado is one of the most expressive and lyrical music genres, even today. In a fado-filled evening, young singer Claudia Aurora and her band hope to deliver an unforgettable performance.
When? 17th May: 6.45pm, 27th May: 4.15pm, tickets £5/£4 concession
In this critically-acclaimed comedy show, Roberts brings Russia to Komedia in a hilarious performance that explores life in the Soviet Union, freezing winters, Russki vodka and just what happens when you choose to study opera!
21st May: 7pm, tickets £8-15 depending on showing
If you are a lover of burlesque, then this is a performance you don’t want to miss! Burlesque artist and Naked Stand Up performer Miss Glory Pearl promises an outstanding, intimate act, that sees beautiful women delivering innovative performances throughout the night.
21st and 28th May: 4.15pm, tickets £6
A nominee for last year’s Brighton Fringe Award is due to make her return to the festival in style. In a satirical, provocative performance which explores the issue of censorship, award-winning comedian Reay combines comedy and immersive theatre to produce an experience for her audience like no other - could you imagine being an artist in an authoritarian regime?
24th May: 8pm, tickets £14
In a passionate performance bursting with music and dance, Alma Gitana, who also goes by the title Gypsy Soul, brings flamenco to the Fringe with a show consisting of highly technical zapateado (for those not fluent in flamenco, this simply means feet stomping!) You’ll be toe-tapping for days on end after watching this!
28th May: 8.30pm, tickets £12/£10 concessions
Searching for some rising stars in the comedy world? Well, before they make it or break it, be sure to check them out in the heats of the Funny Women Awards at Komedia, in which some of comedy’s newest laughter-inducing ladies battle it out to make it into the finals!
28th May: 7pm, £6/£5 concession
For lovers of French and Saunders, Revan and Fennell’s Edinburgh Fringe sketch show ‘Fan Club’ will not disappoint. The award-winning duo may only be in Brighton for one night, but it is one night that you definitely do not want to miss out on!
4th June: 7.30pm, tickets £23/£12/£9 concession/£5 NUS Special
Comedian Zoe Lyons, whose work has been featured on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, is set to host a night jam-packed with a collection of comedy acts, including Angela Barnes, Laura Lexx and Abigoliah Schamaun.
4th June: 7.30pm, tickets £10/£9 concession
A character comedian, Penelope's career spans from BBC’s Goodnight Sweetheart to work on BBC Radio 4. In this special performance, Solomon reflects on various aspects of her life, including her Jewish identity, acting career and parenting.
For more information on the Brighton Fringe Festival, as well as a full listing of all the events that will be on, please visit their website.
Written by Lauren.