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Head First Acrobats return to the Brighton Fringe Festival with two spectacular shows, Railed for adults, and PreHysterical for children.
Credit Leigh Simpson

Barrie Kosky's highly anticipated new production of Poulenc's powerful opera Dialogues des Carmélites will premiere next summer at the 2023 Glyndebourne Festival. It was originally scheduled to appear at the event in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Actor Michelle Collins chats ahead of her starring role in the comedy thriller Cluedo, the new play, directed by Mark Bell (The Play That Goes Wrong), which visits Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 13th to Saturday 18th June.
Credit Jim Stephenson

Syrian architects Marwa Al-Sabouni and Ghassan Jansiz will bring a unique architectural element to this year's Brighton Festival by building a temporary community arts venue on Hove seafront in the form of a traditional Arabic arcade.
Credit Summer Dean

Before Dylan Thomas drank himself to death at the tender age of 39, he and his wife Caitlin (née Macnamara) were the great lovers who boozed, binged and brawled their way through the bars of Britain in the 30s and 40s mixing with fellow artists and the bohemian in-crowd, living on tick, behaving scandalously and being forgiven. Their marriage was stormy, passionate and explosive.

Comedian Jason Byrne - who brings his new show to The Old Market, Hove, this October - has not only had his heart unblocked and been given a new lease of life, but his whole career has been unblocked too! 

Bianca Del Rio is now a veteran of several stand-up shows and Stephanie Keane, who grabbed the chance to review her latest appearance at the Brighton Centre (06/05), is a veteran Bianca watcher and admirer. And once again, performer was able to impress reviewer.

Get curious about England's largest arts festival, and explore Brighton Fringe's free, outdoor event on the city's New Road: Fringe City. 
Credit Steve Ullathorne

Comedian Patrick Kielty returns to his satirical roots in Brighton with his new stand-up show, Borderline, a personal take on borders, national identity and the future of the Union in a post-Brexit landscape. 

Cutting his teeth in the North East's resolute working men's clubs, self-proclaimed Smoggie and Middlesbrough native Chris McGlade will be bringing his new show Forgiveness to The Old Market, Hove, following a series of well-received performances at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Credit David Bracey

Brighton Festival kicks off this weekend with an eclectic programme of world and UK premieres, pop-up community events and live performances across the city. 

If you can't make it down to Brighton this month for Brighton Fringe, fear not. With over 30 digital events featured in this year's programme, get ready for a #CuriouslyFringe experience from the comfort of your own home - or wherever you happen to be in the world!

Due to the pandemic, like many other shows, Andy Parsons's Healing The Nation Tour was postponed. But, finally, the comedian and writer can confirm he will be coming to Sussex this Spring. 

Brighton Festival continues its reputation as a platform for engaging discussion and lively debate with 35 books and debate events for all ages from 7-29 May.

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