First listings of #EdFringe 2017 now on Broadway Baby

We don’t know quite how big the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be this year quite yet – the final number’s a closely guarded secret until the official press launch in June – but we do know about the first 50 shows to be released. And they are all now on Broadway Baby.

Whatever your pleasure, EdFringe 2017 will be a vintage year and Broadway Baby will be there to help you discover the best of it.

There’s the return of perennial favourites such as Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – born in Edinburgh and now a West End hit; The I Hate Children Children’s Show – Paul Nathan’s irreverently hilarious kid’s offering and comedians Daniel Sloss, Jimeoin and Tape Face are also back for more.

Following the now traditional naming convention for frivolous musicals, Communism: The Musical! hits Greenside and promises adventures on the capitalist island of Dollaropolis with Kommufist and his friends.

If recent politics is your bag, then Know Brexit at theSpace Surgeon’s Hall is the follow up to Geoffrey Brown’s Knowing EU from last year. Also at theSpace you’ll find Lunch Girls from the Dingwall Players – celebrating their 70th anniversary at the 70th Fringe.

Nine-time Grammy award winner Joni Mitchell, six-time winner Carole King and five-time winner James Taylor all get their lives retold at Symposium Hall in three separate shows and The Katet play tribute to the legend Stevie Wonder at The Jazz Bar.

Horror fans may like the sound of Terror Tour, taking you through Edinburgh’s darker medieval history and beneath the streets to haunted vaults. There’s even a tour of the vaults at midnight if you’ve got the stomach for that kind of thing.

Whatever your pleasure, EdFringe 2017 will be a vintage year and Broadway Baby will be there to help you discover the best of it.

Related Listings

Terror Tour

Terror Tour

As an appetiser, we take you around some of the Old Town's cobbled streets, giving you some very dark historical facts about some of the infamous characters that used to roam Edinburgh's wynds and closes, and left an everlasting place in history... 

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

‘Hilarious... It gets no better than this... Brilliant!’ (Time Out); ‘Exhilarating… ridiculousness’ (Age, Australia); ‘Jimeoin recalls the familiar at a fantastically silly level, boiling his audience down to a tear-filled, gibbering mess’ (Scotland on Sunday)... 

Lunch Girls

Lunch Girls

Bee, Dee, Jay and Vee – will they ever do lunch? Dee's a bitch, Jay's in love (but who with?), Dee's got Harry's mother's dodgy wheelchair to deal with, and Bee worries about everything... 

The James Taylor Story

The James Taylor Story

The James Taylor Story is one of a series of shows at the Fringe under the Night Owl Shows, the company created by Dan Clews. The format follows the chronological career of the artist along with video and stills relating to the story both during and preceding the songs... 

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Dare you visit the world's most haunted and paranormally active location? Once used by Hellfire Clubs, witches, body snatchers, prostitutes, criminals, plague victims and frequented by our famous misogynistic poltergeist... 

Know Brexit

Know Brexit

Geoffrey Brown guides us through the sticky path that is Britain’s exit from the EU armed with a gaudy slide show, an intro song, It’s the End of the World as We Know it and I Feel Free, and a collection of statistics... 

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

Edinburgh soul/funk heroes pay homage to the legend that is Stevie Wonder. Keyboard player and vocalist Mike Kearney and his seven-piece band perform a high octane set of Wonder's classics and rarities in their own style, with pounding groove, exciting reworkings and a monstrous horn section... 

The I Hate Children Children's Show

The I Hate Children Children's Show

Magician Paul Nathan returns to Edinburgh once more with The I Hate Children Children's Show for an hour of interactive magic, name-calling and the occasional glass of champagne.The show has been a staple of the Edinburgh Fringe for many years and it’s clear to see why... 

Tape Face

Tape Face

Tape Face, a show that mixes circus, variety, clowning and who knows what else, presents me with somewhat of a dilemma. How best to recommend it to you strongly enough whilst spoiling as little of the delight as possible? Much of the joy of Tape Face, and joy is dripping from every orifice of this show, comes from the moments of sudden realisation of what Sam Wills, as Tape Face, has constructed in front of our eyes... 

Communism: The Musical!

Communism: The Musical!

If you are hoping to find your comrades in arms and chant the internationale alongside like-minded people I regret to inform you that you will be disappointed. If, however, you are looking to be entertained with borderline dad jokes and vague references to historical events, you, my friend, are in for a treat... 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical seems to have become synonymous with the Fringe; their billboards plastering every major walkway across Edinburgh. The buzz is palpable as one files into the packed Pleasance Grand, an expectant excitement common among the several hundred ready to see what delights this talented troupe will dole out in spades tonight... 

The Joni Mitchell Story

The Joni Mitchell Story

The Symposium Hall is an ideal venue for an acoustic music show with great views from the whole of the theatre. The Joni Mitchell Story follows the early career of Canadian nine-time Grammy Awards winner song writer Joni Mitchell whom we learn was born Roberta Joan Anderson... 

Daniel Sloss: NOW

Daniel Sloss: NOW

‘Dazzling wit... Unstoppable!’ (Telegraph). ‘Deliciously dark stand-up’ **** (Mail on Sunday). ‘Funny, intelligent and charming’ **** (Evening News). New show from internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish comedian... 

The Carole King Story

The Carole King Story

The Carole King Story premiers at the Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the six-time Grammy Award winner and 20-time platinum hit-maker. This new show-umentary format gives a fascinating insight into the woman behind the songs...