Voicebox: Brighton Fringe
Brighton Fringe takes place every May and is a great place to spend the May bank holidays and the summer half-term break. This vast celebration of all things creative has grown out of, and is inspired by, home-grown talent. More than 50% of participants are based in Brighton and Hove. The festival is committed to helping the arts flourish and are completely open-access, which means anyone can put on a Brighton Fringe event. No selection criteria are imposed on participants. This enables both new and established performers to try out new work and take risks. They also help artists develop professionally through a range of workshops, mentoring and bursary programmes. A wide array of critically acclaimed shows and performers also appear at Brighton Fringe each year, drawn by the huge number of appreciative audience members who attend every year.
5 July 2022
Interview with Malcolm Galea, winner of Brighton Fringe Best Newcomer Award
"I find writing torturous, lonely, and incredibly difficult. At the same time, it also affords you the most freedom, a comparative degree of control over your career, and can be incredibly satisfying."
21 June 2022
Review: Séayoncé: Res-erection
“At the end of the day, it is the evening”
14 June 2022
0.0034% announced as winner of Voice’s Brighton Fringe Best Newcomer Award
This sharp sci-fi social commentary impressed our reviewer, and asked important questions around what it means to be human and the value we place on it.
8 June 2022
Brighton Fringe: Practice of Zen
This 90-minute theatre piece by Theatre Ronin is an ethereal tribute to Wuxia.
3 June 2022
Review: Your Flaws
An improvised musical spanning Norway, internal affairs, and how we might mitigate capitalism.
30 May 2022
Review: The Paramedics
999 who’s calling?
27 May 2022
Interview with Emma Pallett, actor and writer
We interview Emma Pallett, actor and writer of Flumps, ahead of her upcoming show at Brighton Fringe
25 May 2022
Brighton Fringe: 0.0031% review
"Your AI overlord bitch can't reach you here. Like I said: it’s just you and me."
24 May 2022
Review: “Fragments” at Brighton Fringe
This triple bill of audio plays touches on themes belonging, loss, and healing, and delivers a few rather poignant moments over the hour-long runtime.
23 May 2022
Review: 落叶归根 (Luò yè guī gēn) Getting Home
To pursue independence and artistic freedom, do you have to abandon your duty to your family? Cheryl Ho and Rachel Lee spotlight loneliness, inner turmoil and the pressure of meeting expectations in their Brighton Fringe piece
20 May 2022
Review: The Story of the Tower by Hirai-Kikaku and Media Kobo (Japan)
From the works of Hirai-Kikaku and Media Kobo (Japan), we see just under 2 minutes of creative storytelling where they utilise project mapping, word, and dance on another level.
16 May 2022
Brighton Fringe: "Django in Pain" review
This table-top puppet piece about a man with severe depression and his dog is surprisingly touching and altogether impressive.
16 May 2022
Review: Future Jazz
A firm Fringe favourite; Future Jazz has made a triumphant return.
16 May 2022
Review: Accidental Birth of an Anarchist
“It doesn’t matter how we say it, you’ll find a way not to listen”.
11 May 2022
Review: Alfie Ordinary’s House of Fun
Hosting the evening with nothing but “high camp and low brow”, Alfie Ordinary speaks to one of our greatest desires: tinky winky in a red lip.
21 March 2022
Brighton Fringe announce 2022 bursary winners
Brighton Fringe have announced the winners of their annual bursary awards, which included a youth-led label, an LGBTQI+ musical theatre show and more.
6 September 2021
Review: Sh!tfaced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing
A group of classically trained actors performing Much Ado About Nothing is not necessarily anything too unique. However, in this unconventional show, one such actor is royally drunk – and hilarity ensues.
12 July 2021
Brighton Fringe Review: SWAN
A quasi-French fever dream bound up in swans, mime, and a spectacular nude finish. C’est trés bien!