Stand Up Sat Down

Stand Up Sat Down

St Andrews student Matt Gibson talks about life with Asian parents, being unable to seduce girls and those annoying things in life. Supported by friend Ollie Leonard, the pair are obviously out of their depth at the Edinburgh Fringe and are both awkward and struggling somewhat on stage... 

Now I'm 64!

Now I'm 64!

Mike Levy bounds on stage with all the gusto a 64 year old man can have. ‘I’ve been waiting all my life for this’, he claims as he nervously takes his place in front of the microphone... 

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project is a heart-wrenching play depicting the reaction to the 1998 brutal murder of Matthew Shepherd, a gay University of Wyoming student in Laramie, Wyoming. Performed by the Italia Conti ensemble and directed by Kate Colgrave-Pope, the production is highly evocative and will most certainly bring a tear to your eye... 

Rob Deering's Beat This

Rob Deering's Beat This

Rob Deering and his funky electric guitar are joined onstage by James Acaster, Mark Smith, Ben Norris and Carly Smallman. An evening of mash-ups, medleys and music trivia, the guests battle it out to win the quiz and to be crowned musical geniuses... 

Michael Legge - Free Wi-Fi

Michael Legge - Free Wi-Fi

‘I invented anger’ bellows Michael Legge, as soon as he comes on stage. The man is certainly not afraid to unleash the pure rage that is bubbling up inside of him. He is notoriously miserable, grumpy and hot-headed, so expect a furious tirade against everything and everyone, especially those darn taunting frogs... 

Working Men's Club

Working Men's Club

Luke Benson and David Hardcastle are bringing back the Working Men’s Club; pints and pork scratchings at the ready. Look out for some good old fashioned fun with a show packed full of Northern banter... 

My Name Is Christian Grey

My Name Is Christian Grey

‘Ouch is a four letter word’ cries Bobby Finn, aka sexual deviant and lothario Christian Grey. Ouch is certainly one way to describe the performance. Painful to watch and cringe-worthy to the extreme, My Name is Christian Grey is a show that will certainly not have you coming back for more... 

Jarlath Regan - Djarlo Unchained

Jarlath Regan - Djarlo Unchained

Jarlath Regan is certainly not lacking in charm. His laid-back style means that he is a far cry from the brash and in-your-face comics that are all too common these days. His easy-going demeanour exudes confidence and self-assurance without being arrogant or cocky... 

Barbara Rae - Original Prints

Barbara Rae - Original Prints

Barbara Rae RA, internationally acclaimed painter and printmaker, studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1961-1965. Her original prints reflect the extensive amount of traveling she’s done... 

Carl Hutchinson: All the Rage

Carl Hutchinson: All the Rage

Carl Hutchinson has a problem: his on-stage persona has been let loose and is taking over his everyday life. This new found aggression and arrogance has led to all sorts of problems, from brawling in Greggs to putting overconfident waiters in their place, Carl’s rage is unstoppable... 

Man Ray Portraits

Man Ray Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery hosts the first major exhibition of Man Ray’s highly-influential photographic portraits. With over one hundred pieces gathered from private collections and museums around the world, this dazzling array of work is absolutely stunning... 

Improvabunga - Some Sort of Improv Show

Improvabunga - Some Sort of Improv Show

Improvabunga, performed by the Watch This improv group, is a fast-paced show where anything can happen. It can take any direction as the genre, location and title of the generated show are all determined by the audience... 

Jenny Eclair: Eclairious

Jenny Eclair: Eclairious

Jenny Eclair (or as she calls herself, the ‘walking bag of cellulite’) is a barrel of laughs! Despite the insistence on the fact that she’s getting too old to do stand-up, her energetic and even acrobatic performance proves that she is anything but past it: she does a cartwheel on stage for goodness sake! Eclair hardly touches her flowery armchair that is placed in the middle of the stage, she is too busy bounding around and imitating a pony (because one is never too old to imitate a pony)... 

Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief

Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief

Originally written by Paula Vogel, Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief is a retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy and gives a voice to the female characters who were overshadowed in the original text... 

Love

Love

Love- that enigmatic phenomenon that we’re all searching for. For centuries people have been trying to capture in words the indescribable, all-consuming, awesome power of the elusive emotion... 

Handmade Tales

Handmade Tales

Handmade Tales, performed by the Tap Tap theatre, is a collection of children’s stories that transport you to a magical world. There will be no Cinderella or Red Riding Hood in this truly enchanting and highly original production... 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Who can get the most laughs? Who can take someone’s material and make it funnier? Joke Thieves separates the men from the boys and really puts the comedians through their paces! This unique concept whereby comedians perform their own stand-up and then attempt to outdo each other by stealing each other’s material makes for a hilarious show... 

Employees of the Month: Glenn Moore and Friends

Employees of the Month: Glenn Moore and Friends

Employees of the month, hosted by the extremely likable Glenn Moore, presents Edinburgh’s hottest comedians. The guest acts perform sections of their Fringe shows, meaning that this is a fantastic chance to check out who the real talent is and a great way to discover Edinburgh’s rising stars... 

Jennifer Thomson Exhibition

Jennifer Thomson Exhibition

The Jennifer Thomson exhibition, located in the Bonkers Original Gifts shop on Hanover Street, is a delightful array of colourful Edinburgh scenes. The display of greeting cards, placemats, calendars and mounted prints depicts famous scenes of Scotland’s Capital... 

Alistair Green Is Jack Spencer: Sex Addict

Alistair Green Is Jack Spencer: Sex Addict

Sex, heroine and general debauchery - Alistair Green and his alter-ego Jack Spencer want to change the world, three steps at a time. Jack Spencer is a recovering sex addict, hell-bent on educating the world on this awful affliction and raising awareness of this ‘global epidemic’... 

The Real MacGuffins Come Again

The Real MacGuffins Come Again

The Real MacGuffins are a hilariously funny sketch group that had the audience roaring with laughter. The fast-paced, action-packed series of skits performed by the trio Dan March, Jim Millard and Matt Sheahan were brilliantly innovative, engaging and well-acted... 

UCL Graters: Crab Salad

UCL Graters: Crab Salad

Crab Salad is an extremely witty, clever and well executed production, performed by the UCL Graters. Interestingly framed within the format of a talk-show, the sketch group takes a look back at their fictional career and examine the different directions they have taken since their break-up... 

Mr Susie's To Earth With Love

Mr Susie's To Earth With Love

Ricky Tin lives in a bin in the year 1920. He sings ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ repeatedly and his talent (or profound lack thereof) is heard by Mr Susie, from the other side of the universe, who wishes to seek him out... 

Tom Craine: Crying On A Waltzer

Tom Craine: Crying On A Waltzer

Tom Craine is a naturally funny and immediately likeable comedian whose show is made up of delightful anecdotes about love, life as a performer and the absurdities of Papa John’s... 

Signs of Our Occupy

Signs of Our Occupy

The premise of this play was promising – it is based on the Occupy movement in Oakland, taking inspiration from actual signs displayed in the protest. Unfortunately, the spelling mistakes made on the signs spoke of what was to come; a series of contrived, offensive and horrendously stereotypical portrayals of all those involved in the movement... 

Shake the Dust

Shake the Dust

This play explores the ways in which mental illness affects not only the sufferer, but the family and friends who surround them. Comprised of only three characters, this small production delicately and intelligently handles such a relevant social issue... 

Alex Williamson

Alex Williamson

Alex Williamson is definitely not to everyone’s taste. However, with over 25 million YouTube views, he is by no means unpopular. Brace yourselves for very strong language and crude, brash jokes – he definitely doesn’t shy away from taboo subjects... 

Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands

Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands

The title of Peter Doig’s exhibition No Foreign Lands is taken from Robert Louis Stevenson’s observation that ‘There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign’...