Christian Brighty: Playboy

Comedy (absurdist, clown)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Below
  • 21:40
  • Aug 18-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Bright Buoy Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation, partial nudity, strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Lord Christian Brighty is the country's most notorious rake. He puts the pro in reprobate, the don in hedonism, and the key in chastity belts. But when this saucy libertine falls for a Duchess, can he reform himself? Forget Bridgerton. Forget Austen. This is the greatest love story you'll ever laugh at. Prepare to swoon for the debut solo show from TikTok's answer to Mr Darcy (@brightybuoy). Best New Show nominee, Leicester Comedy Festival 2022. Sketch Off 2022 – third place. 'Hilarious' (List). 'Very silly' (Time Out). 'Talent and quick wit' (Scotsman). 'Genius' ***** (

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Main queue on road outside. 5 steps down to venue or Lift access through Pleasance Bar — ask at Box Office or bar for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Emily Herbert 33 days ago

Saw this Monday night and it was INCREDIBLE! Was lucky enough to be sitting with friends on the front row in the midst of the action and we loved every minute. The script is clever and raunchy with not a line wasted, genuinely the best show I’ve seen this Fringe!

Isa 42 days ago

This is as good as it gets, a fringe perfection! An important show that is packed with laughs, delightfully silly and very very clever. It will continue to sell out for sure, so get yourself a ticket ASAP!

Chris Wicks 42 days ago

What a silly show, in the best possible way! Very enjoyable and nice to have a comedy show with (almost) no serious bits to it at all. Thoroughly recommended 5 *****

Judy 44 days ago

Christian Brighty absolutely delivers on the promise of his premise. If you want a show full of wit, wordplay, sensuous sensibility and don't mind the odd saucy Susan, this is the one for you! He's the proper Darcy for the new age, he's what we want and don't you just know it. A-mazing, a absolute tongue in cheek (and other places) must see. Loved it so much I'd go see it twice, but I'd rather not deprive you of the chance of seeing it, go, what are you waiting for?!?!

Michael Calderone 45 days ago

What a fun show! Granted, my son was horrified when I was called up to "participate" but honestly it wasn't the worst thing I've been made to do on stage! We seriously thought the giggly young woman next to us was part of the show, but Christian handled her professionally and appropriately without making her feel bad. He had the wherewithal of a seasoned performer. See it!

BC 46 days ago

Took a punt after seeing a few TikTok videos. Blown away. The stupidest (in the best way), most unhinged and funniest thing I've seen all Fringe. Unabashed nonsense of the absolute highest calibre. Didn't stop laughing. Still laughing now.

Pauline S 46 days ago

Come for the concept, stay for the props, dream of the abs…
Christian Brighty is everyone’s favourite swoon worthy cad, and he’s on an eye popping adventure. Definitely more Lord Byron than Jane Austen, so bear that in mind.
Genuinely a joy

E 49 days ago

We weren't sure what to expect after seeing him on TikTok .. really good fun. Silly period-style romp. Mad and hilarious.

Go see it!

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Telegraph (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

Ciaran Dowd’s Don Rodolfo remains the Fringe’s king of historical lotharios.

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Voice Magazine (5/5 stars) 41 days ago

It’s not surprising Brighty received a full-house standing ovation by the end of the show, Brighty is fanning a flame under Regency comedy and it's no wonder audiences burn for it.

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North West End UK (5/5 stars) 45 days ago

There are far too many highlights in Playboy for me to mention, and I don’t want to spoil the surprise. So, I will simply say that it is the show in the Edinburgh Fringe that I have laughed most at, and I would happily go again. If you have an open mind, and don’t mind a bit of vulgarity, this really is a highlight.

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Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 48 days ago

This imperfect show is saved by Brighty’s uncanny ability to charm the audience.

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