We love Brighton Fringe and Brighton Festival at Stemme Magazine – there’s nothing like Festival season in the city. We’ve had a virtual flick through the listings to pick out our queer highlights so you don’t have to spend hours looking through more than 800 events!
All tickets are available at brightonfringe.org or brightonfestival.org
A Robot In Human Skin
11, 12 May
The Marlborough Theatre
Award-nominated Nicole Henriksen presents the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed theatre debut. Henriksen is known for tackling difficult subjects with grace and wit, and A Robot In Human Skin is no exception. It’s a fresh, truthful and heartfelt look at mental health and the ways we treat and understand it.
Before I Step Outside (You Love Me)
An evening of black trans poetics with one of the UK’s leading trans voices. Combining spoken word with soundscapes, projections and animation in collaboration with Daniel Braithwaite Shirley, Travis Alabanza presents a feature performance from the acclaimed debut book.
19, 20 May
The Marlborough Theatre
Fancy a roller-coaster, time-travel ride about sex and gender? From the ancient past, where our hermaphrodite ancestors enjoyed the gender-free life, to the present, where harsh binary seems to be dominating. What could the future hold? Mamoru Iriguchi helps teenagers swim in the incredible fluid ocean of gender.
22 – 25 May
The Old Market
Oh look, Sh!t Theatre are back. Known for their multi award-winning, politically-conscious, sell-out shows, this time they have a bold new show about country legend Dolly Parton. It’s also about cloning, branding, immortality and death.
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
For this pastoral performance party, celestial being from queer dimensions will transform Brighton Dome into a kaleidoscopic off-world temple. Congregate with your fam, drench yourself in contemporary ritual, and get transcendental on the dance floor!
Sass, Sex and Surrealness
25 May, 1 June
Latest Music Bar
How can one be sassy, sexy and surreal? The trans masc bear cub of the drag scene, Sammy Silver shows you exactly how through talk, song, video and dance.
31 May – 2 June
Purple Playhouse Theatre
Are you black or white… Girl or boy… Straight or gay? Well? Or doesn’t it matter? Oh, it matters! Purple Theatre explore the world of race and gender neutrality, the ‘no man’s land’ of identity. Boxes drops you into the world of two people, faced with the task of organising a loved one’s affairs.