Diary

Diary

A man reads his diary. 

A Lizard Goes a Long Way

A Lizard Goes a Long Way

Raising a laugh and a lump in the throat all at once is a good trick – possibly the best. Gecko makes it look easy. A gifted young comic songwriter with charm and style to spare, his clever lyrical conceits and easy-going acoustic melodies have already won over fans including John Hegley, Ed Sheeran and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens... 

The Harry and Chris Show

The Harry and Chris Show

World champion slam poet Harry Baker returns to the Fringe, accompanied by his talented friend Chris Read on guitar for a spoken word/acoustic fusion set. A combination of catchy hooks and breathtaking verbal ingenuity makes this a winning hour, and the affable duo trade well off their nice-young-lad personas (‘gents so nice, mums want us to marry their kids’)... 

The C/D Borderline

The C/D Borderline

“It is not possible to obtain any As or Bs in this paper,” drones the teacher’s pre-recorded voice. “If you work really hard, with a lot of luck, you might get a C. But you probably won’t... 

Boomerang Club

Boomerang Club

London's favourite spoken word night arrives in Edinburgh. With new world class featured artists every night, mostly likeable hosts, and our ever popular open mic, this is one show that'll keep you coming back... 

Asking Nicely

Asking Nicely

In her funny and articulate show, Hannah Chutzpah presents her considered and inspiring take on the complexities of power and permission. Through poems that are tightly crafted stories and chat that’s amusing and well-researched, she contemplates how social class, gender, race and personality all have a part to play in the risks we feel able to take in life... 

Scale

Scale

Scale is a spoken word piece telling the ancient Scottish legends of the Brahan Seer. Poet Colin Bramwell is writer, performer and composer all rolled into one.Bramwell personally welcomes us to his show and explains that this is his own take on the traditional figure who is supposed to have made predictions about the future using an adder stone with a hole in it... 

Letting Off Steam

Letting Off Steam

Entertaining rhythms, rhyming and ranting from three of the North’s top female wordsmiths. Folk stars Union Jill’s soaring songs and Radio 4 regular Kate Fox’s sharp satire are knitted together with a big, warm helping of down-to-earth Yorkshire daftness... 

Mambalsa – One Man's Quest to Launch a New Partner Dance

Mambalsa – One Man's Quest to Launch a New Partner Dance

For 20 years Alastair has taught salsa dance. Now he’s created a new partner dance – Mambalsa. It’s stylish, fun, easy to learn and works to any music. But will anyone dance it? This is not a dance class, but an inspirational, comedic tour of the how and why we dance – or don’t! Share his highs and lows of introducing Mambalsa into the 21st century. 

Richard Tyrone Jones: Crap Time Lord

Richard Tyrone Jones: Crap Time Lord

Proudly the only performance poet on the Fringe circuit with two hearts, the “Ginger Nigel Havers of spoken word” Richard Tyrone Jones presents an hour of witty, candid and spellbinding poetry, and of course, incomparably virile sideburns... 

Cracker Jokes - Free

Cracker Jokes - Free

Cracker: noun, a thin dry biscuit that is often salty and usually eaten with cheese. Joke: noun, a person, thing or situation that is ridiculous/annoying and cannot be taken seriously... 

Gledhill and Callaghan

Gledhill and Callaghan

A new hour of stand-up from Amy Gledhill and David Callaghan. Amy Gledhill: Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year 2014 runner up, Hull New Comedian of the Year 2013. ‘Commands the stage...