Brighton Fringe Festival: showcasing disability arts companies


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Photo of a group of learning disabled performers in scout costumes against a yellow background

Brighton Fringe is England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world.We welcome several disability shows this year, including the following.

BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt
Sweet Waterfront, 5-11 May
THE A.M.A. – A professional group of disabled actors from Greece touring under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism and the National Tourism Board. Theatre exploring those producing and those consuming fear.
For details go to the Brighton Fringe Festival website

The Presence of the Heap and The Happy Way to Go?
The Old Market, 22 May
Theatre Inc. and IntAct Theatre Company, Fan Dance Theatre Company and The Magic Chocolate Show bring you this exciting double-bill of physical theatre. The Happy Way to Go? bravely travels through the nature of love and hate. The Presence of the Heap is made up of found cultural texts, nostalgia, feminism and pop culture. By investigating social change this piece asks whether a single grain is a heap – if not, when did it change from a heap to a non-heap?
For details go to the Brighton Fringe Festival website

Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye
The Warren 24-26 May
The debut stand-up show from comic Georgie Morrell,coming to Brighton after a sell-out run at Soho Theatre. Georgie tells the story of how she went blind. Do your other senses really get stronger? Is it wrong to crack onto your doctor? Will I get a new eye that shoots lasers? Just some of the many questions our heroine answers in this hit show.
For details go to the Brighton Fringe Festival website

Grace Eyre Street
The Purple Playhouse, 31 May
A showcase of live performance and film made by artists with learning disabilities from Brighton & Hove and beyond. Each performance or screening will last between 20 and 30 minutes, punctuated by intervals where use of the on-site bar will give people an opportunity to explore a visual art exhibition housed within the venue.
For details go to the Brighton Fringe Festival website

Spin: A Skatepark Adventure
Brighton Youth Centre, 13-14, 20-21, 27-29 May, 3-4 Jun
A new inclusive urban sports show from Hubble Bubble Productions including parkour runners, skateboarders, BMX riders, acrobats and dancers. Featuring Rick Rodgers, the disabled stuntman from the Paralympic ‘Yes I can’ advert. Daredevil stunts, adrenaline fuelled fun with big beats and box jumps.
For details go to the Brighton Fringe Festival website

The Brighon Fringe Box Office is open, and the 2017 brochure and family guide have hit the streets. Browse over 970 events in 155 venues across 4 weeks. Book tickets online, or through the official Brighton Fringe app, or call our Box Office on 01273 91 72 72.

Varying across different venues. Please visit individual venue websites.