You Can't Take It With You

You Can't Take It With You

You Can’t Take it With You is a 1930’s era screwball comedy enthusiastically embraced by Sedos (The Stock Exchange Dramatic and Operatic Society), an amateur company three decades older than the play itself... 

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 3

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 3

Gein’s Family Giftshop adopts a very particular style of dark humour. If it’s not for you then you will find the performance difficult to enjoy, if it strikes a chord then you may just love it... 

Bananaman

Bananaman

This show is ‘appeeling' to all. It has incredible comedy, fantastic songs, an excellent cast and some truly garish costumes. Bananaman The Musical is an absolute must see. Aimed at ages 6+, like The Simpsons in it’s heyday, Bananaman The Musical has the impressive ability to be both scandalously naughty yet entirely family friendly... 

How to Win Against History

How to Win Against History

It is common knowledge that history is written by the winners. In the case of Henry Cyril Paget, the 5th Marquis of Anglesey, the winners were his surviving relatives. When he died penniless at the age of 29 his family tried their hardest to obliterate all account of his short life; pictures were destroyed and the records scrubbed clean... 

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

This show is described as an ‘unrehearsed show-and-tell’ from ‘the best comedians from across the globe’. I, along with many of the other audience members, had imagined this to mean an alternative tour of the museum, given by known comedians who have no idea what they’re talking about, but are all the funnier for it... 

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Iain Stirling’s latest sell out Edinburgh Fringe Festival performance has a lot of Love Island quips, but is truly grounded in Iain’s life experiences.The set begins in true Love Island style, with Iain well at home providing a voice-over introduction that has his audience in hysterics... 

Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted

This production is based on Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted, a young adult novel that previously inspired Anne Hathaway’s second turn as a movie princess. Despite the older age group that the original book is aimed at, this is very much a show for children, and serves as an excellent way to keep the kids entertained and engaged for 1hr 15mins of the festival... 

Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is a true wordsmith, often dubbed the master of the one-liner, he is absolutely true to form in his latest Edinburgh Fringe offering. Milton Jones is Out There begins unusually, and his stage is littered with props that are all made good use of by the end of the performance, some in more ways than one... 

Rhys Nicholson – Bona Fide

Rhys Nicholson – Bona Fide

Back again for his fourth time at the Edinburgh Fringe, Australian Rhys Nicholson’s fast-paced, intelligent wit has his audience engaged from the get go. With a smattering of confetti and some very awkward stories about his formative years, audiences can expect to spend a very entertaining hour in Nicholson’s company... 

Angel to Vampire!

Angel to Vampire!

Osner enters with a song in which he repeatedly exclaims “don’t label me.” Though rather violent in description of what’ll happen if you dare try, this song perfectly encapsulates the notion that we’re each an individual, so a single generalising label cannot capture a lifetime of experiences, feelings and actions... 

Shappi Khorsandi: Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey

Shappi Khorsandi: Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey

In a very personal set, Shappi talks growing up in Britain as the child of refugee parents and being English. Her topics include accents, skinheads, Furries, cultural differences, so called ‘British Values’, and her relationship with her family... 

Sean McLoughlin: Kamikaze

Sean McLoughlin: Kamikaze

Looking like footballer Lionel Messi, and bearing a name that has him often confused with comedian Sean Locke, this year Sean McLoughlin is on the lookout for some fans of his very own... 

Seann Walsh: One for the Road

Seann Walsh: One for the Road

Seann Walsh is a brilliant observational comic, with an ability to tease out the comicality of even the most mundane, everyday occurrence. In his latest show, One for the Road, he explores the ways in which his life has changed recently, and questions whether these changes are down to his age or becoming middle class... 

Lili La Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

Lili La Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

For a night of revelry and a hot mix of incredible performances, Lili La Scala’s Another F*cking Variety Show is a tough show to rival. With assistance from her wonderfully expressive pianist Tom, Lili is the perfect cabaret hostess... 

Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face?

Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face?

As it turns out there are lots of reasons for Marcus to have a long face at the moment, not least because he was born with one. Having suffered heartbreak for the first time in his 43 years, it’s somewhat appropriate that Marcus’ latest fringe offering revolves around reasons to be unhappy... 

Iain Stirling: Onwards!

Iain Stirling: Onwards!

Iain’s latest Fringe offering, Onwards!, focuses on his own experiences to explore life as a twenty-something in 2016. He questions his life’s direction, with musings on his career path, fitness level, and how he’s doing compared to his friends... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher truly is the Queen of Soho. She is fabulous. Immaculately dressed with perfectly arranged hair and a knowing attitude, Matt Tedford’s Maggie oozes stage presence from the get-go, managing to maintain a high-energy performance throughout... 

The Alice Effect

The Alice Effect

Instead of falling down a rabbit hole, Alice has been forcibly committed into a mental institution. This darker take on Carroll’s children’s book is not entirely original but it is different in that it fully commits to the concept that Alice is mentally ill, and has never actually ventured into Wonderland... 

Aidan Strangeman: Horsey

Aidan Strangeman: Horsey

This is a beautifully funny, and, in parts, heart-wrenchingly honest performance. Aidan Strangeman’s songs are intelligently spun into his narrative, with clever lyrics that have brilliant, and often hilarious, backstories... 

Matt Price: The Boy with Cake on His Face

Matt Price: The Boy with Cake on His Face

One of Matt Price’s ambitions is to be one of the nicest people in comedy, and man, he’s succeeding. This particular performance took place on the day of Matt’s 10th wedding anniversary... 

Patrick Monahan – The Disco Years

Patrick Monahan – The Disco Years

Patrick Monahan likes to boogie. His show opens with an offstage request that the members of the audience born before 1980 stand, and everyone else just stay sitting. Then Ottawan’s D... 

Dive and Summerhall Present… C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Dive and Summerhall Present… C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

This show is wondrously delightful. The host, the magnificent Miss Annabel Sings, entertains throughout with song, jokes and even a little dancing. She maintains the mood of the show brilliantly, ensuring that her audience feels fully welcomed, and appropriately riled up for every act she introduces... 

Tez Ilyas: TEZ Talks

Tez Ilyas: TEZ Talks

Tez talks, and you should listen. Tez Talks is a powerful and poignant piece of topical comedy, boldly exploring what life is like for the average British Muslim. Tez Ilyas is an incredibly intelligent comic, with the ability to truly make his audience think, even as they’re roaring with laughter... 

Jo Caulfield: Awkward Conversations

Jo Caulfield: Awkward Conversations

Jo Caulifield is sardonic, cutting and fantastically witty. Her Awkward Conversations are, as advertised, very awkward. But then, that’s what makes them so brilliantly funny.Caulifield begins her show by getting to know her audience, creating a rapport which is beautifully maintained throughout her performance... 

Ian Smith – Whereabouts

Ian Smith – Whereabouts

Ian Smith is a wonderful comedian with a beautiful imagination. Whereabouts is his third solo show at the Fringe, and it is truly fantastic. This show is a collection of random stories about different places, that are cleverly tied together, and are incredibly fun to listen to... 

Steve Hall: Zebra

Steve Hall: Zebra

It has been four years since Steve Hall last appeared at the Fringe. In that time he has happily settled into married life and had a daughter, Poppy, who is now 13 months old and, Steve is keen to emphasise, very well mannered for a baby...