iDENTiTY

iDENTiTY

While most sketch shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe play up to their comic roots, Anomaly Theatre Company are adding a touch of the macabre with their dystopian show iDENTiTY. From a salesman using search histories as blackmail to a laboratory for foetus production, these sketches present our world as we know it, but with grim exaggeration that feels as much like a warning as entertainment... 

Avocado!

Avocado!

In today’s climate of brunching, Instagram-obsessed millennials, and in a time where avocado-hand and avocado-shaped walkie-talkies are an actual reality, there is plenty of opportunity to take the piss... 

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? Direct from London’s West End, award-winning '"psychic" comedian Peter Antoniou brings his unique skills to peer inside your head, fondle your frontal lobe and tickle your funny bone... 

Size Matters

Size Matters

Meet Jim Arrandale, once a household name (he won an Oscar, you know!). Now though, he’s gone from being a four-time BAFTA host to being stuck with local radio adverts. The famous and talented just don’t want to work with him anymore... 

Adventurers Wanted: A 250-Hour Epic Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Adventurers Wanted: A 250-Hour Epic Tabletop Roleplaying Game

How do you review a show which involves you spectating other people playing Dungeons and Dragons? Whilst tempting to let a dice roll determine its outcome, I feel the Game Master (GM) would probably outlaw this as “unauthorised play”... 

The Principle of Uncertainty

The Principle of Uncertainty

Making a show about science interesting to a general audience is an extremely difficult feat. You risk losing anyone without a scientific background in the details, and condescending to those who know what you’re talking about... 

Victorian Gothic

Victorian Gothic

Thanks to the numerous adventures of Sherlock Holmes, we arguably don’t have the best impression of the Victorian Police Detective—especially when it comes to either their intelligence or deductive skills... 

Belonging

Belonging

At 6'5, Anthony Ayton is the tallest black comedian at Edfringe to have a law degree. Probably. Raised in the East End before attending a public boarding school, a comprehensive, and, finally, grammar school, his tour of the British class system left him feeling like he has loyalty cards for every supermarket, but not enough points for a nutribullet... 

Junk in His Trunk

Junk in His Trunk

Eddie's attic's a mess, junk all over the place, in need of a vacuum, There’s one on his face. A barrel of laughs, a whole heap of fun, for kids of all ages, even your Mum! Join Sam and Millie, as they tell you the story, of the mess in the loft, there's nothing too gory... 

Open Heart Surgery

Open Heart Surgery

Business is bad for conservative relationship counsellor Sandra. With the bills mounting, she is forced to take on the only troubled partnership at her door: Will and Leo, her first same-sex couple... 

MoMentum: A Motivational Mind Reading Experience

MoMentum: A Motivational Mind Reading Experience

Experience the power of a live motivational mind reading show! Combining techniques used by motivational speakers, magicians, and stage mind readers, Phil Ainsworth is The MoMentalist; inspiring and encouraging audiences to live in the MoMent... 

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

The incredible, true story of the Wild West's greatest Lakota warrior, this original one-man drama depicts the quiet, brilliant figure who defied the mighty US military, attempting to survive the crushing tide of American westward expansion... 

1917: A Phantasmagoria

1917: A Phantasmagoria

A hundred years ago or yesterday? Strange and distant events or strangely familiar? Feminism, art, war, pop music, revolution, crime fiction, independence, racial violence, crazy poets, protests, scientific wonders... 

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

A darkly comic, Mel Brooks-style parody following the storyline of the DH Lawrence novel… with a few twists. Lord Clifford Chatterley comes home to his wife, Constance (Lady Chatterley), from a war that has left the world in tatters... 

Bluebeard’s Ghost

Bluebeard’s Ghost

In the 70s and 80s, TV star Johnnie Fancy was everywhere: barking his catchphrases, handing out giant cheques and grinning next to the pop stars of the day. In the 90s, Rob actually got to work for him in the twilight of his career... 

Martini Dry

Martini Dry

Are you passionate about food, yet in love with Britain at the same time? This show is for you! The craziest Italian, Alex Martini, brings you his debut solo show, Martini Dry. Alex knows a lot about food, and like most Italians, he's not afraid to shout it out loud... 

The Tobacco Merchant’s Lawyer

The Tobacco Merchant’s Lawyer

Andy Paterson of Fringe and touring hit 3,000 Trees brings you double Fringe First-winning Iain Heggie’s classic 18th century comedy. Undercover nationalist lawyer Enoch Dalmellington would like to marry his daughter Euphemia off to secure her future... 

Normal Boy Presents: Normal Boy

Normal Boy Presents: Normal Boy

‘Hysterical… Terrifyingly brilliant commitment to everything’ (TheEdgeSUSU.co.uk as part of Southampton Comedy Society). Normal Boy are delighted to bring you a perfectly regular hour of sketch comedy! See some normal boys' absolutely ordinary take on everything: missing brioche, R’n’B, why Mum won't write to us anymore... 

Cacophony

Cacophony

Hear me roar! In a world full of sound and fury, and bells and whistles, one woman is ready to listen. Cutting through the confusion and finding meaning in the madness, this vital and dynamic show proves that we can say exactly what we want when we simply shut the hell up... 

Thief

Thief

Sailor thrives in the bars, dives and flophouses of the most squalid ports. Look, you will see him. Sailor lives for robbery, imprisonment and expulsion. Be his victim. Sailor's virtues are simple: rent, theft, and betrayal... 

Joe Jacobs: Ripe

Joe Jacobs: Ripe

In Ripe, Jacobs takes us through the stages of a banana corresponding to the stages of life; through stand-up and rap. Touching on drugs, dogs, success, decline and mental health, he shares with us the struggles he's facing at the moment...