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Programme launched for 2015 Brighton Fringe

The year's programme features 750 events at over 180 venues

A performer at last year's Brighton Fringe
© Dade Freeman

The programme for the 2015 Brighton Fringe has been launched online today, with shows this year including cabaret queen Camille O'Sullivan and the transfer of new play The Bombing of the Grand Hotel, about the 1984 Brighton bomb.

Running from 1 to 31 May 2015, there are 750 events confirmed so far this year, including 233 world premieres.

These include Tim Cook's new play Crushed, set during the 2010 student protests; Black is the Colour of My Voice, Apphia Campbell's one-woman show inspired by the life of Nina Simone; and The Bucket Club's Lorraine & Alan, a modern re-telling of the Selkie myth that won the Brighton Fringe Excellence Award at the Edinburgh Fringe last year.

A total of 181 venues will host Brighton Fringe events, including the Spiegeltent at Old Steine, Sussex Country Cricket Club, where a "wedding reception with a difference" will be performed, and Brighton Racecourse, which welcomes Hydrocracker Youth Theatre for a site specific play about Brighton's "hidden histories".

Otherplace Productions marks its ten years at Brighton Fringe with a residency in The Basement, one of Brighton's leading arts venues, and is relocating its large scale, pop-up Fringe venue The Warren to the grounds of St Peter's Church in the heart of the city.

Around 250,000 people are expected to attend Brighton Fringe, which "acts as a springboard for both new and established artists across a diverse range of art forms".

The comedy programme features over 200 acts, including John Hegley, John Osborne, Zoe Lons and sketch troupe Beasts.

Managing director Julian Caddy said: "Brighton Fringe is more than just a festival: it is a living, breathing, year-round artistic ecosystem that needs to be sustained. With the right support we will continually reach out to more and more people, so we thank all our partners for their continued confidence in us. We look forward to working with you for many years to come."

For more information visit www.brightonfringe.org.


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