Legends of Lockdown 2020

Last year, in the wake of cancelling our usual Brighton Fringe event, we managed to launch The Warren Outdoor Season on Brighton Beach a short few months later. Running across the summer, we established a COVID secure, outdoor venue with a programme including Shit-faced Shakespeare, Krater Comedy and West End on Sea.

In recognition of our acievement Chortle awarded the team a Legends of Lockdown award, here's what they had to say about us...

"The pop-up venue is normally the lively hub of the city’s Fringe festival, but after last year’s event was cancelled, bosses managed to erect an outdoor, socially-distanced venue on the beach, next to Brighton Pier, instead. A full programme of comedy over the summer included the Krater Comedy Club, unable to use its normal venue at Komedia, a regular late-night stand-up showcase, and full shows including Shit-Faced Shakespeare, a recording of Mark Steel's Radio 4 show and a biographical play about local comedy icon Max Miller. Music, variety and family shows also featured in the two-month run. Local comedy journalist Vicky Nangle said the venue deserved recognition for ‘hosting large and small live comedy, BBC radio, Edinburgh previews - a snapshot of all-round scene support’"

You can check out our acceptance speech here.