The White Plague

The White Plague

The White Plague, presented by theatre company Ferodo Bridges’, is a lovely adaptation of a wonderful story but fails in delivery to live up to its promise. The performance begins with the audience milling around a reception room... 

John Hastings: Audacity

John Hastings: Audacity

John Hastings is back at the Fringe and this time he’s in love - for real. With stories of life and falling for the woman of his dream, his sparkling blend of observational comedy and enema jokes is a pleasure to behold... 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

A pure and exhilarating romp of a good time. Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical (try saying that after a few beers) offers improv, musicals and so, so much more... 

Nick Cody: On Fire

Nick Cody: On Fire

Nick Cody returns for his third year at the Fringe after successes with Beard Game Strong and Come Get Some. For those acquainted with Cody you’ll be pleased to hear he hasn’t grown up at all, and is back with more vegan rants and one-beer-too-many tales... 

Follow Suit

Follow Suit

Set in a stark environment of desks and bare lightbulbs, Silent Faces’ Follow Suit is a cutting parody of life in the corporate sector. Through clowning and physical theatre, the four actors portray the mind-numbing drudgery of stocks, shares and portfolios... 

Poll Function

Poll Function

A play that will make you laugh, cringe and cry in equal measure, Poll Function is a masterstroke. From theatre company HailToThePeople, their debut Fringe show delves into the world of the outcast and disenfranchised: the young men who screwed the system and got screwed back... 

Pippa Evans: Joy Provision!

Pippa Evans: Joy Provision!

This is the show we’ve been waiting for.Don’t get me wrong, I love politics, but if I have to hear one more Sean Spicer gag this Fringe I will be forced to rip out my own spleen... 

Nath Valvo – Not In This House

Nath Valvo – Not In This House

The last stand in not-growing-up, Nath Valvo is holding the frontline for all those amongst us who are done shelling out for their brother’s baby monitor, done giving up every weekend to go to yet another blasted wedding, done being pounced on by Aunty Jennifer and asked about our when-not-if offspring... 

LoveHard: Murdered by Murder

LoveHard: Murdered by Murder

LoveHard return to the Fringe after their award-winning 2016 show House On The Hill with a new comic offering that is literally the best of both the theatre and comedy worlds. A show unparalleled in comedy writing and delivery, the question only remains – what can’t they do?Every now and again you will dig up one of these hidden gems, the sort of show that makes you excited about the Fringe again... 

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Shappi Khorsandi returns to the Fringe for 2017 with her new show Mistress & Misfit, a touching hour of comedy that weaves narratives from her own life and the story of Emma, Lady Hamilton best known as the mistress of Lord Nelson (of the Trafalgar Square variety for those who don’t listen to Radio 4)... 

Jayde Adams is Jayded

Jayde Adams is Jayded

After a bumper month at the Fringe last year Jayde Adams comes to a new venue with her latest comedy offering Jayded. It’s a tale of struggle and strife navigating the pitfalls of humankind’s greatest desire – friendship... 

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts

This accomplished piece of theatre from Bristol Old Vic’s Theatre School is beautifully acted, wonderfully imaginative and excellently produced. A retelling of the classic Jason and the Argonauts, this theatre company have used Greek mythology as a basis to shine a light on our current immigration crisis... 

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... 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Returning for yet another year at the Fringe Impromptu Shakespeare bring us a fun little romp of an hour, packed a plenty with witty one-liners and every Shakespearean trope under the sun... 

Predrinks | Afterparty

Predrinks | Afterparty

Deadpan Theatre return to the Fringe after their sell-out success Get Your Sh*t Together, premiered at the Fringe in 2015. With their pace just as super, and their jokes landing just as well, Predrinks | Afterparty is a great comeback for this impressive group of young writers and actors... 

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days

From the University of Southampton Gone Rogue theatre company bring Adam Gwon’s 2008 musical Ordinary Days to the Fringe.This is not production that comes screaming out of the gate, but grows on you as the cast warm into the show... 

James Wilson-Taylor: Ginger is the New Black

James Wilson-Taylor: Ginger is the New Black

James Wilson-Taylor has been discriminated against and enough is enough. Wilson-Taylor returns to the Fringe with his new musical comedy Ginger Is The New Black and won’t stop singing until something changes... 

Paul McMullan: Alcopop

Paul McMullan: Alcopop

Paul McMullan’s debut fringe show is stuffed full of clever insights into the world of British drinking culture and its potentially destructive nature. The show is less stand-up and more spoken-word and storytelling, yet still manages to be an amusing and heartfelt piece from an endearing and engaging performer... 

Get Your Own Back: Live!

Get Your Own Back: Live!

90s-kid’s television hero Dave Benson Phillips brings back his hit children’s game-show Get Your Own Back, but there’s a twist. It’s live and it’s at the Fringe. All-aboard the nostalgia train; one ticket promises you a regression to your 8-year-old self and a chance to meet the real DBP, a treat in itself... 

Jayde Adams: 31

Jayde Adams: 31

A flawless show from accomplished comedian Jayde Adams, 31 is a stunning blend of side-splitting comedy and heart-wrenching storytelling. The jokes are rolling-on-the-floor-laughing funny but the show’s emotional ending will stay with you long after you’ve forgotten the punchlines... 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical from the University of Warwick return for their third stint at the Fringe, and while providing some light and silly entertainment, fails to land any punches either through character, story or music... 

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Ask an Archaeologist

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Ask an Archaeologist

In Paul Duncan McGarrity’s eighth show at the Fringe, Ask An Archaeologist, interesting and funny are blended to create a must see stand-up at the heart of the Free Fringe Festival... 

Tomorrow, Maybe

Tomorrow, Maybe

Tomorrow, Maybe – the newest offering from writing duo Amies & Clements – is a touching musical, set to an absolutely exquisite score which is brought to life with passion by both the cast and band... 

John Hastings: Integrity

John Hastings: Integrity

Unbelievably clever, deftly executed and outrageously funny, John Hasting returns once again to the Fringe with his new show Integrity. In a faultless performance Hasting’s guides us through one day of his five weeks of purgatory back home in Canada awaiting for his renewed British visa while simultaneously battling with a blonde woman in the audience who had the temerity to go to the loo half-way through the show... 

Fat Girls Don't Dance

Fat Girls Don't Dance

Moving and funny, Maria Ferguson’s one-woman show, Fat Girls Don’t Dance, deals with issues relevant to today’s young women. A fluid and charismatic performer, Ferguson captivates the audience with her language and movement, but perhaps loses sight of the story in places... 

A Series of Unfortunate Breakups

A Series of Unfortunate Breakups

From Mountview London graduate’s company Some Riot Theatre, A Series of Unfortunate Breakups is a rollercoaster of storylines and emotions that impresses and moves in equal measure... 

Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

A triumphant come-back for sell-out performer Rebecca Perry. Following the rave reviews for her debut Fringe performance, Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl last year, Perry returns with titular character Joanie Little in its sequel, Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl... 

How (Not) to Live in Suburbia

How (Not) to Live in Suburbia

Annie Siddon’s (almost) one-woman show, How (Not) To Live In Suburbia, is an absolute treat from Siddon's first smile to the audience as she takes the stage, until she exits. Subtle, sincere, riotously funny and endearingly raw, Siddon's provides a faultless account of her struggles with loneliness... 

Kate Lucas: Whatever Happened to Kate Lucas?

Kate Lucas: Whatever Happened to Kate Lucas?

Wickedly naughty and deliciously dark, Kate’s dual talents as a comedian and singer/songwriter are ripe for consumption. Forbidden fruits aplenty, come and enjoy the toe-curling honesty that makes this show a stand out in the comedy lineup this year... 

Jonny Pelham: Fool's Paradise

Jonny Pelham: Fool's Paradise

Jonny Pelham returns to the Fringe for his second year performing stand up at the Pleasance Courtyard. Jonny Pelham: Fool’s Paradise is an introduction to Jonny – what makes him tick, his social phobias and inability to a find love... 

Pub Quiz for Kids with Patrick Monahan

Pub Quiz for Kids with Patrick Monahan

If you have kids, take them to this show. If you don’t have kids, steal some and take them to this show. Patrick Monahan and his assistants Emily and Will set a new standard for kids’ entertainment while still giving the adults in the audience a cheeky wink and nod in their Pub Quiz for Kids... 

The Duke

The Duke

Ushered into our venue we’re greeted by our protagonist, Sean (Hugh Hughes), who gives us a warm handshake and a smile. With a show that treads the lines ever so finely between theatre, spoken word and a chitchat down the pub, this opening gesture seems to seal a warmth in the audience’s hearts that stays with us for the sixty minutes we sit and listen to this man’s story... 

Deep-Fried Language

Deep-Fried Language

A good crack at absurdist sketch comedy, this piece from Australian company 7blue is good fun and at times bitingly clever, the puns and witticisms are nineteen to the dozen, but falls flat at several key moments...