Inn Crowd at Brighton Fringe



On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018, Applause Rural Touring and Creative Arts East present an Inn Crowd Showcase at the Sweet Dukebox Theatre as part of the Brighton Fringe. The showcase is an opportunity for interested landlords, pub goers, other rural touring networks and all audiences with an interest in energetic, inspiring, inventive and interactive spoken word and live literature to experience a range of shows and performers who participate in the project.

There will be two ‘scratch’ performances on the Saturday followed by three shows on each evening at 6.15pm, 7.45pm and 9.15pm.

Saturday 5th May

Sat 5th May – 13.30 – Byron Vincent: Instagramming the Apocalypse

Sat 5th May – 14.45 – Andrew James Brown: The Moon Under Water


Sophia Walker: Around the World in Eight Mistakes 6.15pm

A rip-roaring roam around the world, this incredible true story is told in a frank and honest way, with laughter and surprise at every twist and turn in this whirlwind of an adventure.

A powerhouse of a spoken word show from a phenomenon of a performer…grab a ticket with both hands” Edinburgh Fringe Review


John Osborne: Circled in the Radio Times 7.45pm

A beautiful, funny story from the creator of John Peel’s Shed, about how finding an old collection of copies of The Radio Times leads him to piecing together the life of someone he barely knew and looks at the changing nature of the way we all watch television.


Proteus Theatre Company: Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know 9.15pm

Join Lord Byron, the most notorious figure from literary history, for a stiff drink. Paul Huntley-Thomas combines Byron’s poetry and improvisational comedy for an interactive night like no other.

Carefully controlled chaos…the audience gets to be up close and personal with this charismatic character.” British Theatre Guide


Sunday 6th May

Jonny Fluffypunk: How I Came To Be Where I Never Was 6.15pm

How do you find yourself when you find yourself where you don’t belong? This is a story about being the first punk in the village, and the only trainspotter in eyeliner. Energetic and engaging, fusing elements of theatre, storytelling, comedy, stand up poetry and even a bit of ukulele.

Intricate humour, surreal fantasy, sharp irony and wit” The Independent


Mark Grist and Tim Clare: Voted Out 7.45pm

Poets Mark Grist and Tim Clare’s new show puts power in the hands of the audience. With interactive voting, the audience choose the direction of the show, reward the poet that panders to their whims and even decide what they want poems about. Revel in the power! Seize the reins of poetry! Change the World!


Down The Pub With Luke Wright 9.15pm

Flamboyant, political, and riotously funny, Luke Wright pens inventive poems with zeal and heart. This show features fresh poems alongside the best of the back catalogue. Expect small-town tragedy, national farce, and a raconteur at the top of his game.

One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation” The Independent

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May

Scratch Performances starting at  1.30pm on Saturday 5th [FREE]

Performances at 6.15pm, 7.45pm, 9.15pm each evening

Sweet Dukebox Theatre

3 Waterloo Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1AQ: located within The Southern Belle Pub and Guesthouse

Tickets: £7, £5 conc

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