Paul Sinha: The Two Ages Of Man

Paul Sinha: The Two Ages Of Man

After last year's sell-out show, Paul returns to the Great Yorkshire Fringe with his life, seemingly, still bordering on disarray. Having spent two decades juggling disparate careers, loneliness, heartbreak, a multitude of vices, and an overwhelming urge to show off his general knowledge, he finds that just as one problem disappears, another suddenly emerges... 

Morgan & West’s Magic Show For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

Morgan & West’s Magic Show For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, brain-busting, opinion-adjusting, death-defying, mind-frying, spirit-lifting, paradigm-shifting, outlook-changing, furniture-rearranging magic extravaganza!Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC)... 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks

Join time-travelling magic duo Morgan & West for an evening chock-full of jaw-dropping, brain-bursting, gasp-eliciting feats of magic.Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC)... 

Kate Smurthwaite: ForniKATEress

Kate Smurthwaite: ForniKATEress

Multi-award winning comedian and TV and radio regular Kate Smurthwaite has been polyamorous* for many years but she’s never talked about it on stage before.Her new one-woman show, which received 4- and 5-star reviews when it opened at the Edinburgh Fringe, does just that... 

Coquette Presents… MOULIN OUSE

Coquette Presents… MOULIN OUSE

York’s answer to the Moulin Rouge! After sell out performances at previous Great Yorkshire Fringe festivals, Coquette will be celebrating our 10th birthday with a brand new show... 

Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers: Journey

Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers: Journey

Come with us on a musical journey around Japan and across the globe. Packed with exciting rhythms, evocative melodies and dynamic movements. “Wowed the crowds throughout Yorkshire and the rest of the UK” - York Press“A tour de force of physical power, movement and rhythms” - Broadway Baby  

Ed Gamble

Ed Gamble

Ed Gamble is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He most recently starred in BBC America’s Almost Royal, a ͞cult US hit͟ (The Independent), which is soon returning to the screens for a second season... 

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He is a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed eight years of sell-out success... 

Holy Moly & the Crackers

Holy Moly & the Crackers

Newcastle’s Holy Moly & The Crackers are one of the country’s hardest working bands. Lead singers Conrad Bird and Ruth Patterson met when they were teenagers in 2008... 

Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger

Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger

The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show 'Easy Tiger' out of the Fringe jungle and onto the world stage for his 3rd solo tour... 

Simon Munnery: The Wreath (Preview)

Simon Munnery: The Wreath (Preview)

“I went to a funeral the other day. Caught the wreath…“ That’s what came to me, from the mysterious source of the inexplicable. Hear the story of the joke, the painting, and what happened next... 

Rahul Kohli: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Gran

Rahul Kohli: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Gran

Rahul Kohli grew up with many heroes. He now realises all of them are or if not will be exposed as homophobes, sex pests, Nazis and perhaps even homunculi secretly harvesting human lives in an attempt to attain a Philosophers Stone... 

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Tales Part II

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Tales Part II

Last year, it was stories about being pissed on by a dragon, near killed by a fire breathing dragon, and accidentally joining a Romani Gypsy Drug Smuggling Ring. This year it's a brand new hour of true stories including: Spekky Rizwan Goes To Jail, how Rahul communicated with the dead via , and how he unwittingly befriended a convicted paedophile (SPOILER ALERT: It's not Rizwan) As seen on BBC Big Asian Comedy NightAs heard on BBC Radio 4 & 3  

NOTFLIX

NOTFLIX

Five star total sell out show Edinburgh Fringe 2016/2017 and VAULT Festival 2017. Netflix combines the taste profiles of 98 million users to create a perfectly ideal viewing experience…Notflix combines the taste profiles of a room full of theatre go-ers to create a brilliantly hilarious and completely improvised viewing experience – a full musical... 

The Ian Parker Collective

The Ian Parker Collective

Ian is the keyboards player with the HOLLIES and CLANNAD. He has also played with the TOM ROBINSON BAND, KILLING JOKE, JOAN ARMATRADING, ELKIE BROOKS, THE THREE DEGREES and many other well-known artistes... 

Tales from the Shed Workshop

Tales from the Shed Workshop

Hey, ever put on a puppet show in an hour?And ever put on a show with all new characters, music and dance made up by the cast?And ever been in a show that will only be performed one time in the history of the world? Well you have now (if you come to the Tales workshop that is!!) Tales from the Shed use their renowned devising and improvisation techniques, incorporating puppet skills to create a unique performance with workshop participants... 

Tales from the Shed

Tales from the Shed

Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and amazingly engaging and children are encouraged to make a lot of noise and help make the story happen... 

Planet Play

Planet Play

Devised and performed by Chickenshed, Planet Play is a magical world of sensory learning, wonder and exploration, for babies and toddlers aged 0-3 years. Chickenshed’s shows will encourage young children to develop and explore the world around them through song, music, movement and a truly sensory experience... 

George Egg – DIY Chef

George Egg – DIY Chef

Direct from total sell outs at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and Brighton Fringe 2017, and following sell out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2015 and 2016 plus a sell-out UK tour, award winning* comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns with a BRAND NEW SHOW demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy... 

Eternal Choro

Eternal Choro

Choro music is known as the first Brazil’s urban genre and it’s largely appreciated in Europe (several countries possess a Choro Society) because of its nice fusion of European court melodies with the Afro-Brazilian unique swing... 

Bella & Polly and Friends

Bella & Polly and Friends

BELLA & POLLY are appearing at York's Great Yorkshire Fringe in July and are delighted to present a full bill of special guests. Playing their own particular brand of celtic & bluegrass fusion led by guitar and mandolin, Bella & Polly will be joined by acclaimed cellist and their newest collaborator Sarah Smout... 

Talkshop - Lighting Up The Corners

Talkshop - Lighting Up The Corners

Euphoric highs and tense brooding lows set York based alt-rockers Talkshop apart from the crowd. Ambitious songwriting and use of light and shade in composition combine in one of the most exciting rock shows you’re likely to see this year, including BBC Radio York’s Record of the Week ‘Flowers Die’... 

Eternal  Choro

Eternal Choro

Choro music is known as the first Brazil’s urban genre and it’s largely appreciated in Europe (several countries possess a Choro Society) because of its nice fusion of European court melodies with the Afro-Brazilian unique swing... 

BrazUKa

BrazUKa

BrazUKa is an amazing show with live music and dance that brings joy, happiness and warmth of Brazil straight to York! Composed by Carlo Filipe and choreographed by Silver Dance (Ana Silvério), BrazUKa is a superb experience for you and your family!  

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg!

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg!

Gyles Brandreth: Break a leg! They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star returns with his new show celebrating all things theatrical... 

Rachel Parris: It's Fun to Pretend (Tour Preview)

Rachel Parris: It's Fun to Pretend (Tour Preview)

Viral sensation Rachel Parris, star of BBC’s The Mash Report, presents a comedy show packed with stand-up, song, sketch, and inevitably a sideways swipe at society... 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

The hilarious improvised Doctor Who parody returns! Featuring a live radiophonic workshop and a crew of hysterical performers, join us for an entirely new adventure based entirely on your suggestions... 

Barbara Nice: Raffle

Barbara Nice: Raffle

Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket! Barbara Nice was all-conquering in her four-part BBC Radio 2 sitcom broadcast in March 2017... 

Harry and Chris

Harry and Chris

Since their second sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and their first nationwide tour including 3 sold out dates at The Leicester Square theatre, stars of The Russell Howard Hour (Sky) Harry Baker and Chris Read, bring their unique mix of comedy, melody, poetry and beat-matery to The Great Yorkshire Fringe! Making comedy-jazz-rap a thing, their songs range from panda repopulation to coming of age to Robot Wars, and they bring love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever... 

Hyena Lounge Kids Comedy Club

Hyena Lounge Kids Comedy Club

Featuring 3 acts from the comedy circuit performing jokes that are suitable for children, but funny enough to get everyone laughing. It has all the feel of a late-night comedy club... 

Jarred Christmas: Remarkably Average (Preview)

Jarred Christmas: Remarkably Average (Preview)

Blue Jeans Management Proudly Presents - Jarred Christmas: Remarkably Average (Preview) Hey, team! So, I had a DNA test and the results were extremely disappointing... 

Stephen K Amos: Bread and Circuses

Stephen K Amos: Bread and Circuses

Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it? Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus... 

Annette Gregory Presents -  ‘Ladies Of Jazz’

Annette Gregory Presents - ‘Ladies Of Jazz’

Following on from her successful ‘Ella’ tour, Annette will captivate you with The Ladies Of Jazz. Bringing her rich, deep delicate phrasing to songs sung by legends like Sarah Vaughan, Julie London, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Antia O’day... 

The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Crawl

The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Crawl

The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy... 

Paul Foot: Image Conscious (Preview)

Paul Foot: Image Conscious (Preview)

Greetings. I am one of the world’s comedians and I’m here to tell ye about my show. Have you ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? Well I have... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Ding dong the witch is back and she has landed in the heart of York city centre. With a packed out crowd, people came from far and wide to witness a show which combines political satire with a musical extravaganza... 

Morgan and West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show – For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

Morgan and West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show – For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

Kevin MacLeod’s Call To Adventure is entirely appropriate as the walk-in soundtrack to Morgan and West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show – For Kids. These Victorian gentlemen transport you to an age of debonair parlour tricks, mind-bending illusion and good old fashioned sleight-of-hand delivered with such a professional polish you could see your top hat in it... 

Rob Beckett

Rob Beckett

After quickly establishing himself on the circuit Rob’s cheeky chappy persona saw him winning fans starring on BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, BBC2’s Mock The Week, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice as well as his role as resident comedian in the jungle each year on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now! Rob’s debut tour, which finished in spring 2014, saw him playing to sell out venues all over the UK with dates being added due to the phenomenal demand. 

Glenn Wool: Creator, I Am But A Pawn - Preview

Glenn Wool: Creator, I Am But A Pawn - Preview

Is Glenn alone in his escapades around the world or is there an unseen companion travelling with him during these adventures. Is it an inner monolougue or a heckling demigod? Is he the author or the passenger of a cosmic joke? All things considered in this triumphant return! 

Paul Foot

Paul Foot

Yes, the man with the silver shoes is back, and each of his 58 minutes on stage are as weird and wonderful as ever.Going to a Paul Foot gig is much like having dinner at Yo! Sushi: it delivers what you want, be it tasty food or top-notch comedy, but in a fashion you have never, ever experienced before (note: you don’t have to enjoy sushi to also enjoy this gig)... 

Thinking Drinkers' Guide to the Legends of Liquor

Thinking Drinkers' Guide to the Legends of Liquor

Ben and Tom are the Thinking Drinkers, a pair of sharply tuxedoed bartenders intending to lead their audience’s through their search for history’s best drinkers. Equally intellectually stimulating and utterly puerile with the odd drink thrown in for good measure (pun intended), the Thinking Drinkers’ Guide to the Legends of Liquor is an automatic crowd-pleaser which doesn’t take itself too seriously... 

West End Magic

West End Magic

West End Magic, a monthly fixture at the Leicester Square Theatre, heads north for a limited engagement at The Great Yorkshire Fringe.Curated by award-wining magician, Oliver Tabor, the show features a smorgasbord of performers showcasing their skills in fifteen minute slots... 

Sara Pascoe and The Museum of Robot Pussycats

Sara Pascoe and The Museum of Robot Pussycats

Feeling spiritual? Sara Pascoe has invented her own religion and we're all invited! Eschewing the other faiths on offer, Pascoe takes to the stage with her "scripture" professing the value of just getting along/not being so bloody terrible... 

The Amazing Bubble Man

The Amazing Bubble Man

You’ve got to hand it to him, Louis Pearl aka The Amazing Bubbleman is a crowd pleaser. He’s no besequined showman relying on sleight of hand and fast patter; Pearl just has a passion for bubbles... 

Slightly Fat Features in VarietySoup

Slightly Fat Features in VarietySoup

Goronwhy Thom bursts through a film screen on stage after some very clever filmography and you just know that this group is taking it back to basics. From three way juggling to games such as ‘Find the Lady’, the group prove that in this day and age one doesn’t have to rely on special effects and fancy gadgets to provide fun for all ages... 

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

With the blessing of the Cooper Estate, John Hewer takes to the stage in the guise of one of Britain’s most loved comedians. Hewer doesn’t look much like Tommy Cooper, and occasionally doesn’t always sound like Tommy Cooper, but these criticisms are moot... 

James Campbell’s Comedy 4 Kids

James Campbell’s Comedy 4 Kids

Holding the attention of a room full of six to eleven year olds armed with nothing more than a microphone is quite some feat, but for James Campbell – widely acknowledged as the creator of stand up for kids – this is safe territory... 

Coquette presents: Moulin Ouse

Coquette presents: Moulin Ouse

Wearing a great, white, sparkly dress, Kiki de Ville struts onto the stage and you immediately know you are in for a good night. With the right amount of tongue and cheek, she rallies up the audience creating a tantalising atmosphere of anticipation and excitement as she welcomes us to this night of Burlesque and Cabaret... 

Matsuri - A Festival of Music Inspired By Japan

Matsuri - A Festival of Music Inspired By Japan

A man walks slowly onto the stage with his back to the audience, he holds himself in a wide stance and begins to strike the taiko drum. The thunderous sound emitted consumes the entire tent and you know that this group have only one motive; to awaken and command the audience’s attention on this early Friday evening... 

Simon Munnery - Preview

Simon Munnery - Preview

Serial Innovator Simon Munnery returns with a preview of a brand new show. In his 27 year career he was won a Sony Radio and Chorlte award and has been recently seen/heard on the Alternative Comedy Experience, The News Quiz and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. 

Tony Law – Preview

Tony Law – Preview

Join multi award-winning nonsense- maker Tony Law for a preview of his new show. As seen recently on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 out of 10 cats. Winner of the Chortle Best Live Show award 2013.