Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

Nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and total Fringe sell-out 2015 and 2016, Sarah Kendall returns with her brand-new show One-Seventeen. A blistering new hour of storytelling from the creator and star of the hit BBC Radio 4 series Australian Trilogy... 

Goose: Amphetawaltz

Goose: Amphetawaltz

Amphetawaltz, as a show and a title, distinguishes itself from every other sketch show in Edinburgh this year and the reason why can be found in the title itself. Goose’s 2017 show is frenzied yet structured, crazed yet delicate; Amphetawaltz does what the portmanteau title implies, resembling the delicate glides and tender twists of a traditional ballroom dance and at same time the schizophrenic raving of an amphetamine-addled and perpetually sweating ginger... 

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Saloon

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Saloon

The nation's favourite pub landlord turns pop-up publican and invites you to his raucous saloon. Comedy, music and variety are all on tap in this headline show led by the ringmaster of rabble rousing... 

Abandoman's Rob Broderick – The Musical in My Mind

Abandoman's Rob Broderick – The Musical in My Mind

Rob Broderick is a one of a kind performer. Every show is different and mostly based on audience suggestions, but this is an improvising rapper like no other. Whether improvised or not, each of his songs is a marvel to behold... 

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

This slick performance of Robin Hood by Manhattan Children’s Theatre (Edinburgh) will leave you laughing, humming the songs, and with a strange desire to shout ‘Hail King Richard... 

Coppélia

Coppélia

Coppélia is originally a comic ballet based on the writings of Prussian romantic author, E.T.A. Hoffman. It tells the tale of Dr Coppélias, who creates a lifelike doll so beautiful that Franz, a young man from the village, abandons his flesh and blood lover, Swanhilda, to pursue the doll, Coppélia... 

Driftwood

Driftwood

A single red lamp shade hangs above the stage in Assembly’s Spiegeltent Palais Du Variete. The cast of three men and one woman enters and, as they writhe their bodies together and stretch out for the light, the lamp slowly rises out of reach... 

How to Win Against History

How to Win Against History

When viewing a show as celebrated and adored as How to Win Against History there is always the risk that it’ll never be able to live up to the hype. Such concerns were quickly dispelled after the first song in Seiriol Davies’ masterful musical... 

The Jive Aces With Amy Baker

The Jive Aces With Amy Baker

UK's No 1 Jive/Swing band are renowned for their high-energy swinging sounds and spectacular stage show. Their award-winning, viral video, Bring Me Sunshine, has 3 million views online... 

Paris de Nuit

Paris de Nuit

The exceptional extravaganza that is Paris de Nuit is taking the Fringe by storm this summer and rightly so. With a touch of showmanship, a dash of sensuality and a gallon of talent, these performers leave you rapt and yearning for more... 

Best of Burlesque

Best of Burlesque

Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns for a fifth year with a new all-star cast and extravaganza nightly! An international round-up of the finest in striptease, cabaret and variety from the legendary producers of the London Burlesque Festival now in it's eleventh year and the annual World Burlesque Games competition... 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance?! It's time to get heads, shoulders, knees and toes bopping along to lashings of swing, pop, rock, latin and more! Selling out shows around the world, Monski Mouse is a hit with the under fives and their parents/carers... 

Best of The Fest Daytime

Best of The Fest Daytime

Bite-size tasters of the best comedy, music and circus, all prepared for you in our glorious Spiegeltent. With line-ups changing daily, we have something for everyone, so let us bring you the best of the fest! See assemblyfestival... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows

Ding dong the witch is back! Multi award-winning Fringe sensation Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho returns with the most fabulous game show of all! Join the Iron Lady for songs, games and catchphrases as audience members compete for their golden giro cheque! 'So much fun Theresa May will probably outlaw it' (Chortle... 

Massaoke's Club La La

Massaoke's Club La La

The Fringe's number one party just got bigger! Rocking until 2.30am Fridays and Saturdays, Massaoke's new night, Club La La, comes to Assembly's stunning Spiegeltent, Palais du Variété... 

The Magnets: Naked 80s

The Magnets: Naked 80s

The ultimate 80s mixtape, entirely a cappella! Vocal harmony supergroup The Magnets strip away the synths to honour the decade of big snares and bigger hair, with their voices alone... 

Sweatshop

Sweatshop

Briefs Factory present a late-night extravaganza, Sweatshop, hosted by the impeccably coiffed master crooner Mikelangelo. Grab yourself a knock-off drink and clock into the Sweatshop... 

Peter & Bambi Heaven: When Love Becomes Magic

Peter & Bambi Heaven: When Love Becomes Magic

'Love is a battlefield' (Pat Benatar). Australia's best high energy dancing magicians, Peter & Bambi Heaven are back, spraying love and magic on everything and everyone they touch. ‘The laughter was deafening’ **** (Advertiser, Adelaide)... 

Children Are Stinky

Children Are Stinky

'This show has it all' (List). High-calibre circus, a rocking soundtrack and genuine belly laughs have propelled this Australian acrobatic duo to a non-stop multi award-winning world tour... 

The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

Presented by Eva Price and co-written by Josh Koenigsberg, a writer for Netflix’s award-winning hit Orange is the New Black, comes a world premiere. Marcus Monroe – comedian, juggler, and award-winning master of quick wit and dry delivery – pours out his soul in a hysterical and heartfelt performance portraying one man's pursuit of fame as the world's most beloved juggler... 

Wrecked

Wrecked

Staged in a crashed car, Wrecked is a compelling piece of immersive theatre that brings an audience of six face-to-face with a young woman piecing together the narrative that brought her there... 

Back of the Bus

Back of the Bus

Java Dance Theatre have somewhat sworn myself and the rest of the audience to silence after the triumph that is Back of the Bus so as not to ruin the wonderful surprises in store for you all, on this bus journey unlike any other bus journey you’ve been on before... 

Off The Kerb Showcase

Off The Kerb Showcase

From award winners to stadium fillers, OTK are proud to represent the very best in comedy. Celebrating 34 years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, OTK brings you a showcase featuring some of the best emerging stand-up talent in the country, and a few surprises... 

Goose: Hydroberserker

Goose: Hydroberserker

Even in this drizzle-filled August, every Fringe venue is a different kind of sweatbox. But none can lay claim to the title more legitimately than Goose: Hydrobeserker; for the astonishingly kinetic human pinball that is Adam Drake — the star of the one-man sketch group Goose — is the sweatiest person you’re ever likely to see on stage... 

Fascinating Aïda: Greatest Hits – Back in the Saddle

Fascinating Aïda: Greatest Hits – Back in the Saddle

They're back! For seven nights only, with a selection of hot favourites from over 648 years of song, satire and hilarity. The ladies are showing great form following their record-breaking Charm Offensive tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 15 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel)... 

Driftwood

Driftwood

With the ascendance of circus being one of the great success stories of the Fringe in the past few years, there is no shortage of breathtaking physical feats taking place all over the city... 

Hackney Colliery Band

Hackney Colliery Band

From sets at the Olympic Closing Ceremony and Brit, MOBO and Mercury awards to live sessions on BBC Two, Sky Arts, BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM, from collaborations with the likes of Amy Winehouse to selling out venues across Europe, HCB have had a phenomenal few years... 

Starman

Starman

The Assembly Gardens Palais Du Variété is a big Spiegeltent to fill, and the high heeled silver spangly boots of David Bowie are big boots to fill. Starman – judging by the lightning-bolted, red-haired posters – seems very much like it could fill both, but unfortunately falls short... 

Henry Rollins – Charmingly Obstinate

Henry Rollins – Charmingly Obstinate

The force of nature that is named Henry Rollins graces the Edinburgh Fringe once again, bringing with him another hour of profound advice and big laughs. The former frontman of Black Flag is a man you’ll want to see talk, whether you are a punk or not... 

The Jive Aces with The Three Belles

The Jive Aces with The Three Belles

The UK’s number one jive and swing band. Known for high-energy music, spectacular shows and being the first live band on final rounds of Britain’s Got Talent. Have performed for the Queen, worked with Van Morrison, played Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace and Glastonbury... 

Just by Ali Smith

Just by Ali Smith

Corelli Theatre Company in association with Greenwich Theatre presents Just, by Ali Smith and directed by Lucy Cuthbertson. An anniversary production of this darkly comic, surreal satire on contemporary justice... 

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

Fun for parents and children alike, The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare is a brilliant introduction to Shakespeare: the man and his plays. Cleverly structured around the ‘seven ages of man’ from As You Like It, it entertainingly informs the audience about Shakespeare’s own life, in a dynamic and varied way that is reminiscent of BBC’s Horrible Histories... 

Michael Griffiths: Cole

Michael Griffiths: Cole

Michael Griffiths is obscenely talented. Over the years, he’s appeared at the Fringe with shows sell-out shows celebrating the music of Madonna and Annie Lennox, but this year, in something of a departure, Griffiths is tackling the songs of Cole Porter... 

Puddles Pity Party: Let's Go!

Puddles Pity Party: Let's Go!

It’s possible you’ve seen the likeness of ‘Big’ Mike Geier’s character Puddles before. Shaved head. Covered with white face paint. A little bent crown worn poutily to the side... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows

Ding dong, the witch isn’t dead! And this time it’s definitely cause for celebration! After her previous success as an ‘international cabaret superstar’ Maggie is back in business with her brand new game show that’ll briefly make you cheer for the 1% and austerity – being part of the ‘Nasty Party’ has never felt so good... 

The Vaudevillains

The Vaudevillains

This year Les Enfants Terribles are gracing us with a show that’s fun but is a hotchpotch of great performers, boring music, missed opportunities and laughs.Charlie the owner of the Empire has been murdered, and on stage no less, with every performer of the club the potential perpetrators of the crime their backgrounds are examined through the medium of song... 

Peter and Bambi Heaven: The Magic Inside

Peter and Bambi Heaven: The Magic Inside

In a frenzy of blood, sweat, tears and sequins, the Heavens cracked open last night and Peter and Bambi rained down upon us. Straight from Australia’s Gold Coast, this perma-tanned pair are the dancing illusionists cum cruise ship entertainers you’ve always dreamed of laughing at... 

Best of the Fest Daytime

Best of the Fest Daytime

Join us for some afternoon delight in the Gardens. The very best comedy, music and circus from across the festival. 'An all round crowd-pleaser, it really is the best of the Fest!' ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance? Get glam and get dancing at this international hit, retro-fabulous vintage disco for under-5s (babies under 6 months can go free). A show, a disco and simply too much fun before midday... 

Voices of Soweto Presents Ubuntu

Voices of Soweto Presents Ubuntu

Ubuntu, meaning compassion and humanity, is a show that speaks about unity amongst the African continent and the world. Fused with a heart-piercing poem, the pulsating musical celebration of South African music and dance, the potent rhythms of traditional choral music to the intricate thumping of traditional dance and the heart-warming joyful voices of the choristers, Voices of Soweto hopes Ubuntu achieves its goal of one happy nation... 

Children are Stinky

Children are Stinky

'Exceedingly funny' ***** (Planet Arts). 'Gobsmacked' **** (Advertiser). 'How is that even possible!' (Daniel Craig, age 7). 'Superb' (Time Out). An exciting new children's comedy by award-winning Circus Trick Tease... 

The Magnets – Audiocity

The Magnets – Audiocity

Like Pitch Perfect with cahoonas, six-man a cappella stars The Magnets are back with a hot new line-up of vocal talent ready to take you on an audacious aca-adventure through music... 

Rebel Bingo

Rebel Bingo

Having made waves from London to Las Vegas, the global mutant bingo sensation makes its Edinburgh debut this summer. Forget everything you know about bingo. Normal bingo is dying. Rebel Bingo is the future... 

Lords of Strut: The Family Show

Lords of Strut: The Family Show

Ireland's most lovable idiots bring their mischief and mayhem on tour. A show for the whole family, bring your granny! Brothers Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic will do anything to be famous, really anything... 

Best of Burlesque

Best of Burlesque

Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns with a new all-star cast and extravaganza nightly! An international round-up of the finest in strip tease, cabaret and variety from the legendary producers of the London Burlesque Festival, The World Burlesque Games and the UK smash hit tour The Burlesque Ball... 

Al Murray – The Pub Landlord: Let's Go Backwards Together (Work in Progress)

Al Murray – The Pub Landlord: Let's Go Backwards Together (Work in Progress)

Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation's critically acclaimed bar-based Braveheart, Al Murray – The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain in his brand new show... 

How to Be a Rock Star

How to Be a Rock Star

Winner Best Comedy Weekly Award 2015 Adelaide Fringe. Release your inner rock legend with air guitar, power poses and signature dance moves! A hilarious, high energy show about body positivity and feeling like a rock star by multi award-winning Australian Comedian Tessa Waters... 

EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts

EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts

The cult musical comedy duo return for two nights only! As seen on BBC3 and ABC2, direct from scandalising audience and selling out shows at London’s Soho Theatre, Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, professional perverts Bernie and Victy take over the Bosco tent with a raucous hour of their most risqué songs: all-filth, no filler! The gin-loving, accordion-wielding, multi award-winning, manbeast-riding double act is 'irresistible... 

The Humble Quest for Universal Genius

The Humble Quest for Universal Genius

Trying to find a new Renaissance Man (or Woman) in an hour is no easy task, but it is one that The Humble Quest for Universal Genius attempts with great enthusiasm. Over the course of the gameshow’s ten performances, host Matthew Crosby pits two comedians a day against each other to compete in a series of rounds ranging from Art to Mathematics, Wit to Hunting (yes, really), to see which of them is a ‘true genius’, showing greatness in a variety of different fields... 

Joe Stilgoe: Songs on Film – The Sequel

Joe Stilgoe: Songs on Film – The Sequel

Back by popular demand, Songs on Film – The Sequel sees pianist, singer, songwriter and film nerd Joe Stilgoe pay tribute to 100 years of music that aided and abetted the legendary status of Hollywood cinema... 

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon

The nation’s favourite pub landlord turns pop-up publican and invites you to his jumped-up tent saloon. Serving up a host of special guests – comedy, music and variety are all on tap in this headline show led by the ringmaster of rabble rousing... 

ZIK'R

ZIK'R

A heady mix of original, traditional and contemporary music including reinterpretations by Groove Armada, Mr Scruff and 4 Hero. Charting the mystical path of Sufi, where the Middle East, Africa and Spain collide, influencing the wild untamed flamenco... 

We Can Make You Happy

We Can Make You Happy

‘A good way to be happy’, Alice Keedwell tells us, is ‘you’ve got to silence the critic inside your head for a moment or two’. As a reviewer, this is a difficult thing to do... 

Baby Wants Candy Workshops

Baby Wants Candy Workshops

Learn musical improv from the best! Internationally renowned award-winning Chicago troupe, the 'entertainment phenomenon' (Scotsman) Baby Wants Candy invites you to learn to improvise songs and play in a more free, fast and fun style... 

Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali McGregor: Decadence

For one night only! A decade of jaw-dropping vocals, sensational song interpretations and sparkly gowns from cabaret superstar Ali McGregor. From her first season with legendary show La Clique, solo shows Jazz Cigarette and Alchemy to her cult Late-Nite Variety-Nite, Ali has become an unmissable feature of the Fringe... 

The Jive Aces: Spread a Little Happiness

The Jive Aces: Spread a Little Happiness

The UK's number one jive and swing band return for four nights with an electrifying new show. Special guests Cassidy Janson (stunning vocalist, original West End cast of Wicked) and The Three Belles (outstanding trio harmonies)... 

Le Haggis

Le Haggis

A perfect balance of circus and ceilidh, this entertaining and talented troupe bring Le Haggis, a show that guarantees to have you clapping along in your seat. With jaw dropping routines and beautifully performed songs, Le Haggis is a show that delivers... 

Grossed Out Game Show

Grossed Out Game Show

Dressed in a suit emblazoned with the sort of multicoloured exclamations that you would often find in comic books, Matty Grey’s eye-catching attire alone sets the tone for this morning’s entertainment: big, bright and very, very loud... 

Blofeld and Baxter: Rogues on the Road

Blofeld and Baxter: Rogues on the Road

**** (Times). Blowers and Backers are back with brand new, outrageous reminiscences, after earning rave reviews and captivating audiences from far flung corners of the globe. Henry 'My Dear Old Thing' Blofeld is one of Britain's most loved broadcasters – even in his septuagenarian years he is indefatigable at the mike, delighting audiences of TMS and beyond, while legendary TMS producer, Peter Baxter has been corralling lost passports and errant broadcasters for over 34 years... 

Puddles Pity Party

Puddles Pity Party

Half clown, half rock opera, one-man show Puddles Pity Party is the Fringe debut of viral video star Puddles the Clown. At a staggering 6’8 tall with his snowy white clown costume, Puddles is both impressively imposing and equally understated... 

Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox

Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox

Winner of Best Cabaret at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe, Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox now makes its Edinburgh debut. Aussie cabaret star Michael Griffiths takes to the keyboard and takes on the persona of the now-60-year-old Aberdeen-born singer-songwriter... 

Best of the Fest Daytime

Best of the Fest Daytime

Join us for some afternoon delight in the Gardens. The very best comedy, music, circus and more from across the festival. 'An all-round crowd pleaser, it really is the best of the Fest!' ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Fringe sensation, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, returns after 2014’s total sell-out run (and at London's Leicester Square Theatre) in the drag comedy musical extravaganza like no other! On the eve of the vote on Section 28 Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar, but will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it's too late... 

High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show

High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show

Fresh from his European Tour with the Festival International de Magie and his sell-out UK theatre tour the unique creativity, passion and talent of Michael Jordan brings together audiences of all ages... 

Best of Burlesque

Best of Burlesque

Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns to Assembly for a third triumphant year with a special World Burlesque Games Euro semi-finals edition. Competing burlesque and variety stars battle it out for spots in the WBG 2015 finals in London... 

Lords of Strut: The Family Show

Lords of Strut: The Family Show

Ireland’s most lovable idiots bring their mischief and mayhem on tour; a show for the whole family, you can even bring your granny! Brothers Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic will do anything to be famous, really anything! If you're lucky you might even end up in Sean's adopted family! Charm, sharp wit, and good humour with flashes of acrobatic skills and just enough naughtiness to keep kids and adults guessing... 

Vampire Cabaret

Vampire Cabaret

A Vampirissimo cabaret packed with swinging satirical popular songs, jumping live band and spectacular dancing. Be tempted by the deadly, seductive songstress Vampi and her sisters of the night, as they enchant the denizens of the festival with standout songs from their devilish time on earth... 

Funz and Gamez Tooz

Funz and Gamez Tooz

Phil Ellis returns with a brand new hour of family fun and a new, much better girlfriend. He's joined by all the gang: Bonzo the Dog, Jim the Elf, but not Uncle Mick because he's dead... 

Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz!

Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz!

Ali McGregor returns with her award-winning hour of jazzy beats and trashy pop-treats that will get your kids singing, twisting and dancing. Direct from sell-out Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Edinburgh Festival seasons, McGregor and her trio of incredible jazz musicians are joined by two dancers with rock'n'roll, swing and jive moves... 

Christina Bianco: Party of One

Christina Bianco: Party of One

Broadway performer and YouTube sensation Christina Bianco takes you on a hilarious musical comedy journey, showing you what led her to become a multi-faceted, multi-voiced party of one! Christina performs an eclectic selection of your favourite pop, standard and Broadway tunes in her own voice as well as impersonating great divas who have inspired her... 

Tom Binns: The Club Sets

Tom Binns: The Club Sets

One man, three hilarious comedy acts. Award-winning Ivan Brackenbury (Hospital Radio DJ) and Ian D Montfort (psychic) are joined by Tom's equally inventive and skilful new act Uncle Jim for some lunchtime laughs... 

Lou Conran: Small Medium at Large

Lou Conran: Small Medium at Large

Lou Conran talks to dead people (and live ones too if pushed). Brought up with a clairvoyant mother, who goes to a real life Hogwarts, she hasn't got much choice. In her new show, Lou talks about finding dead bodies, phantom ukuleles and giving readings via the medium of food (a subject close to her heart)... 

Pants Down Circus: Rock

Pants Down Circus: Rock

It’s probably not acceptable for a review to simply take the form of OMG! This show is amazing... go see it! But that’s probably the most concise way to present Pants Down Circus as they’ve certainly created a show that fits that description... 

Ali McGregor's Late Nite Variety Nite Night

Ali McGregor's Late Nite Variety Nite Night

Australian chanteuse and cabaret royalty Ali McGregor returns with her cult hit show. A night packed with the best stand-up comedians, cabaret acts, circus and burlesque stars alongside Ali's unique interpretations of trashy classics... 

Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz

Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz

Jumpin' jivin' jazz for kids led by chanteuse Ali McGregor. Snappy beats to get the kids singing, prancing, twisting and dancing. Parents and friends join in or grab a seat to watch the action on the dance-floor! With songs like Who Let the Dogs Out?, A-Tisket, A-Tasket and Single Ladies, everybody will be shufflin' to the be-bop beats and hep-cat treats... 

Spread a Little Happiness

Spread a Little Happiness

The UK's no.1 jive band and stars of BGT. So cheerful their video is prescribed! Songs by Prima, Darin etc. ‘Really put me in a good mood’ (Simon Cowell). ‘Brilliant musicianship with a madcap sense of fun’ (Stage). 

Ready, Steady, Ceilidh

Ready, Steady, Ceilidh

Children’s dance shows are always difficult to assess, especially if they are only designed for the young. Ready, Steady, Ceilidh however was as much for the adults as it was for the children... 

Best of Burlesque

Best of Burlesque

Burlesque requires a careful blend of elements. Naughtiness, glitter, nipple tassels, stripping, irreverence, taste, wit, and so forth. Too much or too little of these ingredients, and the show can veer towards being superficial, tasteless, meaningless, or just rather dull... 

Back of the Bus

Back of the Bus

Set on a vintage red bus, this delightful dance piece oozes charm and captures the imagination. The audience are transported on a magical journey around Edinburgh. This interactive show is great for all the family; stopping at various secret locations and travelling around on a bus is very fun... 

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog

A refreshingly creative and atmospheric adaptation of the old school television show Noggin the Nog arrives at the festival this year to provide entertainment for families. A cast of four takes us on an adventure to a Viking kingdom where a young prince looks for a bride whilst a scheming uncle is after the crown... 

Symphony by Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells

Symphony by Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells

Symphony promises to blend a live gig environment with the best of contemporary British theatre. Such a promise inevitably puts high demands on its performers, but they more than meet these demands, proving themselves to be what I can only describe as annoyingly talented virtuosos... 

Loretta Maine: Strong Independent Woman (Unless I Am Very Tired)

Loretta Maine: Strong Independent Woman (Unless I Am Very Tired)

Loretta Maine is the comic creation of British comedian Pippa Evans. She’s a feisty, manic Texan with a penchant for a tipple or six. After touring her musical hit Bipolar, collecting few restraining orders along the way, she’s back this Edinburgh with a fresh look... 

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor - Special Previews

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor - Special Previews

Al Murray’s One Man, One Guvnor is only in its preview stages, but already it is a spectacularly funny set. Murray’s premise is that he intends to set up a new government, using the audience as his Parliament and the front few rows as his cabinet... 

Best of the Fest Daytime

Best of the Fest Daytime

An undemanding hour spent with a showcase variety of acts.The Bristol-born compere John Robins ambles along with a pleasant family-friendly routine, and quick, unthreatening interplay with the audience... 

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon

The nation's favourite pub philosopher turns pop-up publican and invites you to his jumped up tent saloon. Serving up a host of special guests each night, comedy, variety and music are all on tap in this headline show led by the ringmaster of rabble rousing... 

Four Screws Loose in The Big Screw Up

Four Screws Loose in The Big Screw Up

“Are you ready to party?!” blares the PA at the start of the show and the audience roars in the agreement. Yes, four man comedy team Four Screws Loose definitely have developed a Fringe following, as demonstrated by their sold-out performances... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Outside, the queue is teeming. Inside, the auditorium is full. Then she appears, in sensible shoes, bright lipstick, a tweed suit and heels. When she starts talking you find yourself wondering why you never made the observation before... 

The Girl Who

The Girl Who

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is celebrating ten years of musical theatre at the Fringe and in traditional style, alongside a main full scale production (this year the Addams family) they also bring a brand new piece of work... 

Blues and Burlesque: Hotter Than Hell

Blues and Burlesque: Hotter Than Hell

Blues and Burlesque, featuring sexy Scarlett Belle, sassy and silly Vicious Delicious and their smooth accompanist, Pete Saunders, is a good value 50 minutes of raunchy entertainment... 

Glen Matlock: I Was a Teenage Sex Pistol

Glen Matlock: I Was a Teenage Sex Pistol

One of the founding members of the Sex Pistols and co-writer of most of their iconic songs, Glen Matlock has arrived at the Edinburgh Festival for one week only for an evening that’s part-gig and part spoken biography... 

The Circus

The Circus

Roll up! Roll up! One and all... It's The Circus! Every night, a line-up of the brightest sparks on the Fringe give big top performances in a raucous display of the wondrous, the grotesque and the comedically versatile... 

The Little Big Show

The Little Big Show

Little tent. Little people. Humungous stunts. Ginormous laughs. Eyes stuck open from awe and tummies over laughed are sore. What more do you want from a show?! The element of surprise! This show is a lucky dip of spectacular, clever and very funny circus and comedy stars from around the world... 

Comedy Allsorts: Variety for Kids

Comedy Allsorts: Variety for Kids

The best of family Fringe fun is delivered in an hour of madcap antics in this exceptional, something for everyone variety show. Enter a world of wonder and surprise, laugh and groan at the jokes, clap and gasp at the unbelievable feats and if you're lucky, you may become a guest in the show... 

The Wau Wau Sisters’ Death Threats (and Other Forms of Flattery!)

The Wau Wau Sisters’ Death Threats (and Other Forms of Flattery!)

The Wau Wau Sisters’ shows are so smart, sacrilegious and saucy they have brought the crazy, so-called 'religious' protestors out of their hovels to ruin everyone’s fun and issue that one form of flattery even more powerful than an award … a very real death threat! When a 'Christian' lunatic threatens their lives your beloved Wau Wau Sisters fight back with a lusty, unapologetic show, five-star hotels, audience member frisk-a-thons, armed bodyguards and bulletproof birthday suits! Would The Wau Wau Sisters die for you? Yes, yes, oh God, yes! 

This is Ceilidh

This is Ceilidh

Scotland's most famous shindig as you've never seen it before. A riotous assembly of spellbinding tunes, prodigious piping and outrageous dancing. Irreverent, invigorating and exhilarating, the essential Edinburgh experience... 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance, dance, dance! Parents and under fives are let loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos. DJ Monski Mouse brings high-energy smiling to the Palazzo Spiegeltent... 

Billy's Birthday Bash: Let's Party Like It's 1564!

Billy's Birthday Bash: Let's Party Like It's 1564!

It's William Shakespeare's 450th birthday and everyone's invited! But will the celebrations go to plan...? Take your seats for fun, laughter and mayhem as your two hapless hosts struggle to keep the show on the road...