Spank!

Spank!

Spank! returns for an incredible 15th year with hilarious hosts, awesome comedians and gratuitous nudity. Showcasing the most exciting comedy and cabaret on the Fringe, don't miss the 'best wild night out' (Scotland on Sunday) at the festival! 'Comedy and legendary party night... 

Demi Lardner: Look What You Made Me Do

Demi Lardner: Look What You Made Me Do

Despite the title, it’s quite clear from this hour of absurdist comedy that nobody is making Australian cult comic star Demi Lardner do anything. If there is one comedian who succeeds without ever compromising her unique sense of humour, it’s Demi... 

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Abi Roberts adorns her ushanka hat and jovially welcomes her audience into Anglichanka her cavernous theatre space at Underbelly Colgate with a thick Russian accent. We are all seated and after a bit of Russian banter she drops the accent, revealing her London timbre... 

The Starship Osiris: Special Performance

The Starship Osiris: Special Performance

Join us for a one-off performance of The Starship Osiris, performed the way George Vere originally intended... 'George Vere is a pioneer and a visionary' (Tom Parry, Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee 2015). 

The B*easts

The B*easts

Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first against our responsibility as a society towards children as a whole, this dark tale, written by and starring BAFTA award-winning actress Monica Dolan (W1A, Appropriate Adult, The Witness For The Prosecution), explores how far one mum will go to give her child what she wants... 

Abigoliah Schamaun: Namaste, Bitches

Abigoliah Schamaun: Namaste, Bitches

Enlightenment is an unusual concept. What is it? How does one attain it? Is such a thing as enlightenment even possible? An hour in the company of Abigoliah Schamaun is unlikely to aid you in reaching the serenity of the gurus but you’ll definitely leave feeling better about the universe... 

Steen Raskopoulos – The Coolest Kid in Competitive Chess

Steen Raskopoulos – The Coolest Kid in Competitive Chess

Steen Raskopoulos makes no effort to be cool on stage. This is a wise decision in a show heavily based on audience interaction, as he repeatedly makes the crowd feel comfortable interacting with him in the multiple sketches that require their help... 

The Black Cat

The Black Cat

In The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre classic is made ironically self-aware. Poe’s original story is a first-person account from a man who is driven by alcohol and paranoia to become violent to those around him... 

Zach Zucker – Human Person

Zach Zucker – Human Person

If I could bottle some of Zack Zucker’s confidence, enthusiasm and energy I could create a cure for depression and low self-esteem. Zack Zucker, although I struggle to believe that this actually is his real name, is a born entertainer... 

Ami and Tami

Ami and Tami

Ami and Tami is a reimagined Hansel & Gretel for the modern day. This musical rendition takes the classic fairytale and catapults it into the 21st Century, making it more relevant and appealing for the whole family... 

UCL Graters: Smashing

UCL Graters: Smashing

In UCL Graters’ return to Edinburgh, even the refreshments are violent. The show begins as one cast-member hurls – or at least attempts to hurl – a pineapple at the front row... 

Tumble Tuck

Tumble Tuck

Though not the most affecting one-woman show of the festival, Tumble Tuck, written and performed by Sarah Milton, still definitely manages to make a splash. Daisy is a seemingly ordinary teenager with a passion for one thing: swimming... 

Losers

Losers

These four friends are absolutely obsessed with reality TV. They’d do anything for their 15 minutes of fame. So, equipped with your trusty voting handset, help catapult one of them to fame by grinding the others into the gutter... 

Trashed

Trashed

This dark one-man play is full of energy and intensity as David William Bryan perfectly encapsulates the abject isolation of binman Keith Goodman, known to all as Goody.Goading the audience in attendance, whilst at the same time confessing his darkest secrets to them, Goody is a forceful personality... 

Joan

Joan

The multi award-winning show about Joan of Arc returns! Performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, history's greatest gender warrior takes the stage dragging up as the men she defies in this smash hit show... 

Uncle Glen's Menagerie

Uncle Glen's Menagerie

Uncle Glen's Menagerie is the show that mixes top actors and improvisers — from the National Theatre, London's West End and beyond — in scenes from theatre, film and television... 

Diane Chorley: Rhythm of Live

Diane Chorley: Rhythm of Live

Meet Diane Chorley, legendary 80s superstar, part-time piccalilli representative and full-time diva. Slinking onto the stage dripping in pearls and shoulder pads higher than the seawalls of her home turf, Canvey Island, Diane soon eases into what she does best; owning the room and talking about herself... 

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis

Sara Juli’s Tense Vagina: An Actual Diagnosis does an excellent job of pushing the boundaries of the relationship between the audience and performer. Not only does she provide you with snacks and sweets, but she cuddles you, massages you, rocks you as you nuzzle into her chest, wipes a mark off your cheek with her own spit, but she gets you to pass a vibrator around the audience, and musically collaborate with her on musical children toys... 

Spank!

Spank!

I spent last night from the hours of midnight to 2am being belittled, insulted and berated in every way I could imagine. I was kissed on the mouth by a bearded man named James. I was mocked for my accent and told off for my reviewer’s notebook and pen... 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

There are many different kinds of video games: roleplaying, shoot-em-up, strategy, the list is endless. More broadly speaking, however, there are two basic kinds of game: games where the objective is to win and games where the objective is to keep the game going for as long as possible, where the simple act of playing is more important than the end result... 

Daniel Piper's Day Off

Daniel Piper's Day Off

Daniel Piper’s Day Off is a one man comedy show that goes through the different anxieties one feels when calling in sick to work. The show opens with Daniel out in a nightclub. He uses the entire venue as his stage popping up in different places between audience members armed with a bottle of Blue WKD... 

Julio Torres: My Favourite Shapes

Julio Torres: My Favourite Shapes

What connects plastic penguins and the floundering middle class? Straight men and empty bottles of Gatorade? Melania Trump and the crumpled foil of a Ferrero Rocher? Julio Torres is here and he is very eager to show you... 

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock are a sketch comedy foursome who incorporate live music, dance and mime to create a narrative-driven show with hysterical characters and a quick, witty script. Despite a few misses in the show, the sketches are, for the most part side-splittingly good... 

The Last Queen of Scotland

The Last Queen of Scotland

The Last Queen of Scotland is a bold and original new piece of writing by Jaimini Jethwa, commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland and Dundee Rep, and produced by Stellar Quines... 

Bruce

Bruce

Imagine a blockbuster movie: now imagine that movie where all the characters are played by an unassuming yellow sponge. Yes, you heard me right. This see-it-to-believe-it production has mastered the art of turning the ordinary into the truly extraordinary, and it is an absolute treat to watch... 

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack is Sydney's Steen Raskopoulos (Whose Line Is It Anyway – Australia, BBC's Top Coppers) and Carlo Ritchie (The Checkout, Big Head Mode). Their show is 60 minutes of improvised storytelling... 

Otto & Astrid: Eurosmash! (Die Roten Punkte)

Otto & Astrid: Eurosmash! (Die Roten Punkte)

Sibling duo Otto & Astrid have abandoned their punk roots in search of commercial success. This has brought them to their new album and tour Eurosmash! And everyone is invited to their gig at Underbelly Cowgate any night this month... 

Zach & Viggo

Zach & Viggo

Meet Zach & Viggo; Zach is a roguish American oozing with boyish charm. Viggo is an eccentric Norwegian with a mysterious side. Together this award winning double act combine forces to create a fun and endearing absurdist comedy... 

This Really Is Too Much

This Really Is Too Much

Gracefool Collective’s This Really Is Too Much blends dance, spoken word and physical comedy in a devised expressionistic theatre piece; revealing the absurd realities of life from the female perspective as a product of modern consumerist, hyper-sexualised society... 

Prom Kween

Prom Kween

From the producers of bold, subversive and wonderfully camp comedy musicals: Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Soho and How to Win Against History, Prom Kween certainly has a lot going for it and looks promising to fans of the genre... 

Fix

Fix

Worklight Theatre return to Edinburgh with their brand new show Fix; a fusion of song, science and soliloquy investigating addiction in the UK today. After two years of research and interviews exploring the cause and effect of a range of addictions, writers Joe Sellman-Leava and Michael Woodman provide a mouthpiece for these people’s stories through their creation of three unique and engaging characters... 

Quarter Life Crisis

Quarter Life Crisis

If you are looking for an unpretentious, heart-warming comedy show at the festival, Quarter Life Crisis is where you will find it. Performed by the loveable and relatable Yolanda Mercy this piece of spoken word comedy tackles an issue many people in their twenties face; the impending doom of adulthood... 

Fag/Stag

Fag/Stag

Fag/Stag written and performed by Aussie duo Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs, explores what it means to have your best mate by your side when you’re stuck being your worst self... 

Found Footage Festival

Found Footage Festival

Curating a collection of the most bizarre instances of human behaviour recorded on esoteric VHS tapes, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher do little more throughout the evening than briefly contextualise their found footage, although that seems sufficient for incessant laughter... 

The Starship Osiris

The Starship Osiris

Looking for a star-spangled adventure into science-fiction? The Starship Osiris is certainly not that: it’s much, much better. Watch the glorious disintegration of cast and script in this chaotic celebration of theatrical failure as you have never seen before... 

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Delightful and expressionistic one-woman show; Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea is spoken-word theatre play about the self we present to the world and the self we try to hide. Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot guides us through three separate narratives exploring memory, childhood and what happens when you’re telling a joke but can’t quite get to the punchline... 

Jack Rooke: Happy Hour

Jack Rooke: Happy Hour

Jack Rooke won a scholarship to attend Westminster University to study Journalism. Like all good students, he spent the next three years drinking, dabbling in drugs, dancing and discussing Harry Potter... 

And For My Next Trick

And For My Next Trick

It’s a fair statement to make that there are both straight-up sceptics and those who actively try to believe when it comes to magic, but the fact still remains that an audience for any show – no matter their magical persuasion – wants to be entertained... 

Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Culminating in an audience member punching a stuffed monkey named Jonnie whilst Paul Foot shouts ridiculous syncopated mottos about equality for all mankind, this show provides almost unlimited energy and hilarious surrealist set pieces... 

Just William's Luck

Just William's Luck

Adapting well-loved source material can be a tricky art, but Shedload Theatre have managed to maintain the essence of Richmal Crompton’s Just William stories in this riotous hour of slick and clever theatre that will appeal to children and adults alike... 

The Canon: A Literary Sketch Show

The Canon: A Literary Sketch Show

This is a very silly comedy about some very serious books (and poems and plays). If you know you Moby Dick from your Free Willy then this one’s for you – that’s right, it only takes very basic literature awareness so don’t worry about jokes going over your head... 

The B*easts

The B*easts

Even those of us who strive to find nothing inherently embarrassing about mammary glands feel a bit awkward at the box office, and this is part of The B*easts message. “I’d like ticket to see… the Beasts? The Breasts? Er, the one with the asterisk... 

Rupture

Rupture

Take the premise of George Orwell’s 1984 and lighten it up with a few jokes and some pop culture references and you’ll already be halfway towards the dystopian future seen in Rupture... 

The Man on the Moor

The Man on the Moor

The tricky thing with a show like The Man On The Moor is balancing the personal, fictional story being told with the larger, true-life event it is connected to. The play traces one man’s search for answers after his long-missing father turns up dead... 

Boondocks

Boondocks

Set in a bush, this play gets quickly into its own stride, with a persistent odd humour which flips on its head anything you thought you knew about a conversation between three young men in a bush... 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Not Cricket’s new production of Alice in Wonderland is a charming and whimsical piece that delights audiences both young and old with its blend of live music, puppetry and dance.The show tells the classic tale of Alice: the girl who followed a stranger down the rabbit hole and ends up entering the strange and confusing world of Wonderland... 

The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis

The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis

It’s very easy to write a story that grabs someone’s attention. It is much more difficult to do something with the attention that it has gotten. That’s sort of the way I feel about The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis... 

Dust

Dust

Dust is not for the faint-hearted. With a powerful combination of spine-chilling performance and unflinching writing, Milly Thomas traps audiences in the disturbed mind of Alice, who has returned from the dead to witness the aftershock of her suicide... 

Denim: World Tour

Denim: World Tour

Denim, a drag Haus come girl band, are on tour and they’ve finally reached Wembley Arena (actually, the Belly Laugh at Underbelly). The queens – Glamrou, Crystal, Shirley, Elektra and Aphrodite – all have their own perfectly crafted identity and oversee a night of controlled chaos, mimicking girl-group conventions with fake fan mail, group numbers and the faux profundity of acoustic covers and political activism... 

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat

Grandma is a drug dealer. Her grandson appears to be very special and her granddaughter regularly takes medication, seemingly to stop her eyeballs rolling out of her head. There’s also a copper who seems dead set on taking Grandma ‘downtown’... 

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

It’s always difficult to tell a story that audiences are familiar with and manage to find a new way to engage them in it, but in Box Tale Soup’s new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, it is safe to say that new ground is thoroughly covered... 

Cow

Cow

One Devonshire lass and her cow in search for a tractor may not sound the most captivating plot premise you’ve ever heard, but Cow delivers brilliantly on it. Directed by Lucy Wray, this one-woman show focuses around Bethan, a quirky and off-beat farmers daughter played by Jessica Barker-Wren (who also wrote the play)... 

Viggo Venn – The Life of Pepito

Viggo Venn – The Life of Pepito

Viggo Venn’s act is a hard one to categorise. A mixture of contemporary clowning, stand-up character comedy and sketch. This blurring of boundaries creates a lack of expectation and predictability – this is at the heart of what makes his comedy so funny and memorable... 

Frankie Vah by Luke Wright

Frankie Vah by Luke Wright

Luke Wright has been performing spoken word on the Fringe circuit for years, winning a dedicated following for his catalogue of smart, catchy polemics. But with Frankie Vah, he's managed to craft a gorgeously-worded powerhouse of a play, in one of the only verse dramas that could claim to get a crowd cheering and stamping their feet throughout... 

Matt Abbott: Two Little Ducks

Matt Abbott: Two Little Ducks

Wakefield’s poet son may have a self-confessed tendency for lewd social observation but Matt Abbott is also an unpretentious recorder of life in the raw, with a talent for coming up with a memorable turn of phrase, an innate understanding of the full comedic potential in a forced rhyme, yet a commitment to being serious... 

Beadledom: Alpha

Beadledom: Alpha

Beadledom, HQ of the universe. In his orderly beige office, Max, an administrator on Alpha-Shift toils away, populating the cosmos with life …until a catastrophic system malfunction leaves Max in charge of the biggest reset of all time... 

Nick Coyle: Queen of Wolves

Nick Coyle: Queen of Wolves

Blackbell House has a new governess: poor, plain, Frances Glass. But as odd things start occurring, Frances realises it's difficult to be governess when the children are dead. From Nick Coyle (Guided Meditation, Double Tribute) comes Queen of Wolves, a terrifying gothic comedy... 

Harry

Harry

'Who is that?', 'Harry', 'He's my favourite', 'I think he's everyone's favourite.' Caitlin and Sophie meet at university and quickly become best friends. United by their love of crisp sandwiches and the latest X Factor sensation One Direction, they plaster the walls of their room with pictures of the band's charismatic heartthrob, Harry Styles... 

Rhymes with Orange

Rhymes with Orange

You've seen some comedy. You've seen some theatre. It's time for something different. Prepare to have your preconceptions of poetry shattered as London's smash-hit stand-up poetry night Rhymes With Orange returns, fresh from last year's acclaimed sell-out run... 

Sam Goodburn: Dumbstruck

Sam Goodburn: Dumbstruck

Accidental clown turned multi award-winning performer Sam Goodburn plays a dumbstruck young man the morning after his first steps into manhood. The endearing dork finds himself semi-dressed amidst an apartment too floral for his now less-inebriated comfort zone... 

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly

Total sell-out 2005-2016 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the show was a little bit longer' **** (Fest). Benji Waterstones: 'the cardigan, slouch and world-weariness of a young Jeremy Hardy' (Chortle... 

Nobody Puts Bibby in the Corner

Nobody Puts Bibby in the Corner

A one-man variety show by award-winning comedian Dave Bibby. Sketches, improv, storytelling and sick rhymes (you heard!). Expect fast-paced spontaneity, silliness and a conveyor belt of comedy characters in this debut hour... 

Patrick Turpin: Itty Bitty Little Titty Piece

Patrick Turpin: Itty Bitty Little Titty Piece

Turpy – star of Climaxed (BBC Three) and Pop Sludge (4Music) – returns with a stand-up show/hour of performance art/arse flapping gently in the wind, which rodgers the system quite firmly in the poo-poo place... 

Beak Speaks

Beak Speaks

An audience with the self-professed queen of the Fringe. As 28 years of working on, in, under and around the British Fringe theatre circuit draws to an untimely end, Gillian Beak bares all in public to share a lifetime of theatrical windfalls with whoever might care to munch on them... 

Beadledom: Omega

Beadledom: Omega

Beadledom, HQ of the universe. In her disorderly beige office, Deborah, an administrator on Omega-Shift, slogs away removing life from the cosmos. But Deborah is fascinated by life... 

Your Ever Loving

Your Ever Loving

1974. Irish bombs. Crowded English pubs. Many dead. The terrifying true story of Paul Hill and the Guildford Four. 'Convictions had to be got' (Home Secretary). Forget Making a Murderer... 

Danny O'Brien: RaconTour

Danny O'Brien: RaconTour

Award-winning Irish comedian Danny O'Brien returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his most adventurous and unique solo show to date. After inheriting a broken-down, unreliable, older-than-he-is motorcycle, Danny decided to take to the road on a comedic expedition... 

Muriel: Bad Master

Muriel: Bad Master

Muriel (Janine Harouni, Meg Salter and Sally O’Leary) are multi award-winning actresses and comedy performers. With millions of views online, Muriel's sketches are 'taking the social media platform by storm' (Evening Standard)... 

Wow!

Wow!

Wow! The universe is mind-boggling! Isa Bonachera presents her debut Edinburgh show. If you like to hear about people, places and things, this is the show for you. Failed scientist Isa Bonachera will take you in a journey through reality... 

Neal Portenza

Neal Portenza

Winner (People's Champion) Amused Moose Comedy Award, '16 Edinburgh Fringe. 'One of the most exhilarating and insane nights of comedy I've ever experienced' ***** (Sydney Morning Herald)... 

Graham Dickson is The Narcissist

Graham Dickson is The Narcissist

Grigoriy Alexeivich Dhukov is one of the world's greatest unsung literary talents. The tragic and inspiring story of the great Russian absurdist is brought to thrilling life in this bold theatrical adaptation of his masterpiece, The Narcissist... 

The Great Ridolphi

The Great Ridolphi

How do you hold on to the world's greatest escape artist? 10 years after the death of his father, illusionist extraordinaire The Great Ridolphi, Victor O'Meara is visited by detectives inquiring on the whereabouts of a missing Francesco Goya masterpiece... 

Christeene: Trigger

Christeene: Trigger

In Christeene’s second visit to Edinburgh she performs her latest show – Trigger. It is self-ascribed ‘Terrorist Drag’ mixing gritty basement rap with shock rock lyrics and coating it all in a hard-core version of Marilyn Manson during the peak of his antichrist superstar days... 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

In their homemade red and black jumpsuits (emblazoned with an enormous Z and V respectively), Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn are an odd pair — even at the Fringe, the spiritual home of the weirdly dressed... 

Fabric

Fabric

“I so wanted to please him.” Thirty-something Leah is fun, lively and ambitious. She meets her future husband in the high-end tailor where she works and the rom-com spins off from there... 

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... 

Nicole Henriksen is Makin it Rain

Nicole Henriksen is Makin it Rain

Nicole Henriksen is an Aussie comedian and stripper and in this show, which harnesses skills from both professions, she gives the audience a clear rundown of what they’re going to get and how they should respond... 

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 Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

For a comedian with such a cult following, renowned for surrealist originality, I was very excited about my first encounter with Paul Foot’s comedy. It is immediately apparent, however, that Foot divides crowds... 

Rhys Nicholson – Bona Fide

Rhys Nicholson – Bona Fide

Back again for his fourth time at the Edinburgh Fringe, Australian Rhys Nicholson’s fast-paced, intelligent wit has his audience engaged from the get go. With a smattering of confetti and some very awkward stories about his formative years, audiences can expect to spend a very entertaining hour in Nicholson’s company... 

Zoë Coombs Marr: Trigger Warning

Zoë Coombs Marr: Trigger Warning

Zoe Coombs Marr attracted attention at last year’s Fringe with her debut show Dave, performing in drag as a sexist stand-up with a severe distaste for political correctness who is struggling to stay afloat in a changing world... 

Dolly Wants to Die

Dolly Wants to Die

To say Dolly Wants to Die is a dark comedy is like saying water is wet: the irreverent jokes come left, right and centre, but only a few of them properly hit their target. Set in a children’s playroom, filled with oversized books, toys and cigarettes to keep in proportion with our protagonists Dolly, a foul-mouthed and suicidal social justice warrior, and Mr Bear, a pacifist teddy bear who has taken a vow of silence and has a more than mild addiction to cocaine... 

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock

A varied sketch comedy, Laughing Stock lives up to its name, parading numerous situations of self-deprecation before us providing much hilarity. It is a four-handed troupe of exceptionally talented comic-actors... 

Bourgeois & Maurice: How to Save the World Without Really Trying

Bourgeois & Maurice: How to Save the World Without Really Trying

2016’s been a bit of a bumpy year to say the least so, it was only a matter of time before we started receiving advice from extra-terrestrials. Stepping out from a substantial amount of smoke looking like the love children of a drag queen and Ab Fab’s Patsy Stone, the Bourgeois and Maurice present an hour of cabaret with an edge that’s perfect for the clicktivists of the world... 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

“You awaken to find yourself in a dark room”, it’s a phrase shouted many times during The Dark Room. When the hour is up you’ll be shouting it with glee like the rest of the audience, old and new fans alike... 

Mr Incredible

Mr Incredible

There are plenty of plays at this year’s Fringe which criticise gender norms and take on patriarchal systems, but Mr Incredible truly gets to the heart of the kind of beliefs that lead many men to do terrible things... 

Exactly Like You

Exactly Like You

Nina Simone is one of the greatest music icons of the last century, producing songs as soulful as her voice. Her music has resonated with and inspired many people in both their art and their everyday lives... 

Jonas Müller Regrets Writing This F*cking Masterpiece

Jonas Müller Regrets Writing This F*cking Masterpiece

Have you ever met someone so beautiful that you didn’t know what to say? And then have you ever found yourself just saying ‘Yeah’ to everything that they say because you’re too fixated on how unbelievably beautiful they are? Tim Honnef has been there and apparently that’s how he ended up performing Jonas Muller’s F*cking Masterpiece... 

Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat

Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat

Triple Threat is a gloriously transgressive flurry of punky, feminist mayhem. An exercise in deliberate bad-taste, yet a strangely cleansing experience. The conceit of the show: performance artist McCormick, lamenting that there aren’t enough strong roles for women in the New Testament, pulls together a three-act morality compilation of biblical highlights with herself forcefully at the centre... 

Grumble: Sex Clown Saves the World

Grumble: Sex Clown Saves the World

Kate Bush may well have adopted a new receptacle in the form of a skimpy harlequin from down under. Self-professed ‘eco-sexual’, Betty Grumble’s surrealist, circus-themed burlesque shatters the barriers of conventional cabaret to bring a unique exhibition to the Fringe... 

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Standing ovations are rare, but the house rose as one at the at the end of Tom Gill’s Growing Pains in tribute to a remarkable performer and a stunning show. The applause was prolonged and there was a sense that people just did not want to leave... 

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Given the popularity of the monarchy these days, one forgets about some of the more unsavoury types who’ve reigned (however briefly) in the last century. One such was Edward VIII, who abdicated in 1938 and only reluctantly withdrew his Nazi sympathies after the war had started... 

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch. It’s a rather impenetrable title. Doesn’t give much away about the content of this show. Neither does the poster, as it happens. Which is exactly as it should be because Luke Courtier has assembled an hour of assorted comedy moments which is best experienced as a stream of consciousness - unsure of what’s coming next but happy to go with the flow... 

Spencer Jones is The Herbert in Proper Job

Spencer Jones is The Herbert in Proper Job

Almost every review of Spencer Jones takes the lazy route of saying he’s like Mr Bean meets something/someone wacky. The issue is, Mr Bean is just pale imitation of Jacques Tati’s character Mr Hullo... 

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack is Steen Raskopoulos (BBC's Top Coppers, Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee) and Carlo Ritchie (The Checkout). Their show is 60 minutes of improvised storytelling... 

Shlomo: #NewRules

Shlomo: #NewRules

Record-breaking beatboxer and looping technologist Shlomo has collaborated with Bjork, Damon Albarn, Rudimental and Ed Sheeran. A world looping champion, Shlomo returns to Edinburgh with his latest solo show #NewRules, exploring his unique relationship with technology as he pushes the concept of voice vs machine to new limits... 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you're aged one or 101! 'The kid's good... 

Pond Wife

Pond Wife

“So tell me what you want, what you really, really want. I’ll tell you what I want what I really really want. I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna. I really really really really want... 

Blush

Blush

Nowadays, stories of celebrity nudes abound, attracting much unwanted media attention and accusations of who’s to blame flying in every direction. Blush imagines what it would be like if that happened to you, or your sister, or if you were in some way responsible – what would you do?Charlotte Josephine’s script follows six unnamed characters all linked in their experiences as victims, perpetrators and bystanders of revenge porn... 

Life by the Throat

Life by the Throat

Life By The Throat tells the life story of James Joseph Patrick Keogh. Written and performed by Eve Steele in a one-person one-act monologue, the play follows Keogh’s life from birth onwards, cataloguing his many failures and few successes... 

Ruby and the Vinyl

Ruby and the Vinyl

There something quite exciting about the prospect of a new musical running at an hour without a big stage or fancy lighting or even a band and only three performers. This is what is given by Ruby and the Vinyl... 

In Our Hands

In Our Hands

In Our Hands tells the story of Alf — trawler fisherman, boat captain, father — as he struggles with a changing industry, big business rivals, and his estranged son. But the fairly simple details of the story itself are not of tremendous interest here; rather, it’s the relentlessly imaginative manner in which Smoking Apples tell their story that delights and amazes... 

Bricking It

Bricking It

Several years ago, a couple of wannabe stand-ups decided to do a Free Fringe show based around some of the odd things their respective fathers had said and done down the years. Joanna Griffin, on the other hand, decided to bring her dad – 73-year-old Irish builder Pat – to the Fringe... 

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... 

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen’s satirical novel, itself a pastiche of recognisable and well-worn tropes of the Gothic literary genre, is here given new life by company Box Tale Soup, consisting of performers Antonia Christophers and Noel Byrne... 

A Good Clean Heart

A Good Clean Heart

It may be difficult to believe that something as uncommon as bilingual theatre could work. However, A Good Clean Heart from Neontopia proves that you can mix two languages on one stage to great effect... 

The Hours Before We Wake

The Hours Before We Wake

The Hours Before We Wake presents us with a world where you can customise your dreams and upload them to DreamShare when you wake up. Personal interaction is limited to “Have you seen my dream from last night?” and “Classic!”, while robotic voices, pleasant dings and pings and whooshy-door sounds accompany your days... 

Steen Raskopoulos – You Know the Drill

Steen Raskopoulos – You Know the Drill

While acknowledging his immense talent, some reviewers have accused Steen Raskopoulos of going through the motions, trotting out the same tired routines he's been spinning for years... 

Musical Comedy Awards

Musical Comedy Awards

Music + comedy x outstanding talent = Musical Comedy Awards! Fresh from our sold-out final at the iconic Udderbelly on Southbank, 'wonderfully entertaining' (Chortle.co.uk) Tina T'urner Tea Lady and a selection of the finest acts from this year's competition invite you to this riotous celebration of the UK's best up-and-coming musical comedians! Sponsored by WeGotTickets... 

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

Settling into my seat, I glance at the leaflet which had occupied it moments before. ‘Hartshill Quaker House’, it reads. ‘Meeting of Worship on the occasion of the death of our friend Mr Matthew Chambers’... 

My World has Exploded a Little Bit

My World has Exploded a Little Bit

At the end of this show, our two performers, Bella and Eva, tell us that they are available for hugs if any are needed. At the beginning, they smile, shake your hand and welcome you in... 

Zero

Zero

Dark humour can be a bit hit-or-miss. One-woman shows can be a bit hit-or-miss. Zero is lurking in extremely dangerous territory. But tackling sensitive subjects is an important part of what makes great theatre and what the Fringe is all about... 

2 Become 1

2 Become 1

I attribute quite a lot of my adult personality to my love affair with girl power and how swept away I got in all things noughties. So when I saw that there was a musical called 2 Become 1 coming to Edinburgh I was more than a little excited - and this show delivers on almost every level... 

Grimm: An Untold Tale

Grimm: An Untold Tale

For those who don’t know, the Grimm brothers are the authors of the famous book Grimm’s Fairy Tales, a huge source of inspiration for all kinds of modern myths and fables. Though the play’s title holds their name, it is not about the brothers, but instead about the countless women that never get mentioned for their role in helping the brothers collect their fairy tales... 

Made Up

Made Up

Using poetry, physical theatre, music and a limited amount of props, The Fast Food Collective’s new show is a thrilling romp through a night on the town. Made Up will have you laughing, crying and occasionally tapping your feet along with the music... 

Captured

Captured

Forsaken love. Reunited lovers. Man and woman. The man whose illustrious career kept the woman afloat in a subtle, stifling bondage. She had to get out; she’s jettisoned comfort for a modest career in a poor area... 

JOAN

JOAN

Too often Joan of Arc is depicted as a very quiet, very pure young woman who keeps her gaze firmly on her feet or to the Heavens: not very fun at all. Here, Joan is a gobby Midlands teen (France is bound to have a Midlands) who strikes up conversation with everyone and happily impersonates men: very fun indeed... 

Torch

Torch

A solo piece of feminist writing from theatre company Flipping the Bird, Torch looked right up my street. Starting in a club on a post-break-up night out, it’s a confessional stream of consciousness monologue detailing the romantic history of a woman, ‘F’, as she approaches thirty and the pressures that come with it... 

Liz Miele: Mind Over Melee

Liz Miele: Mind Over Melee

Liz Miele is a smart, sardonic firecracker from New Jersey who’s been on the comedy circuit since the tender age of 16. She is by all accounts a seasoned professional, with a programmed hour of unceasing hilarity... 

Perfidious Lion

Perfidious Lion

Some shows stick in your head even if they are flawed. Sometimes the flaws actually add to why you enjoyed it. Perfidious Lion, the new hour from writer and actor Bettine Mackenzie, is such a show... 

Yuri

Yuri

Patrick and Adele dream of having children of their own, yet their biological clock is ticking and here comes her solution: she picks up a homeless boy in Lidl (of all places) and brings him home, to Patrick’s great dismay... 

Spank!

Spank!

Spank! returns for an incredible 13th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and the inevitable gratuitous nudity. With the most exciting comedy and cabaret talent on the Fringe, don't miss the 'best wild night out' (Scotland on Sunday) at the festival! Spank! You love it! 'This is what the festival should be about' (List)... 

The Eulogy

The Eulogy

Winner: Best Comedy, 2016 Adelaide Fringe. Winner: Quirky Award, IndyFringe 2015. 'A comic gem' (Washington Post). 'Hilarious and deftly written’ (Indianapolis Star). ***** (TheatreGuide... 

Simon Slack – The Fantasist

Simon Slack – The Fantasist

Imagination and reality collide in the world of Simon Slack. Fantastical, absurd one-man sketch comedy from Robert Cawsey. Simon is confined to his room with his fantasies and his best friend... 

Yokai

Yokai

In a desolate space, probably in the middle of nowhere, stands a group of curious looking people. With miniature trees and paper seagulls in their pockets, they begin to orchestrate the world as they see it... 

Villain

Villain

Tired of her highly paid sales job, Rachel makes a move into social work only to find herself involved in a controversial case bringing her into the media's unforgiving gaze. Villain tells the story of a woman who wants to make a difference... 

Rhymes with Orange

Rhymes with Orange

You've seen some comedy. You've seen some theatre. It's time for something different. Prepare to have your preconceptions of poetry shattered as London's smash-hit stand-up poetry night Rhymes With Orange returns, fresh from last year's acclaimed sell-out run... 

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

**** (Scotsman). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). Ten sell-out years. Biggest selling showcase of multi award-winning Scottish comedy talent at the Fringe. Featuring previous SCOTY finalists and winners... 

Phil Ellis is Alone Together (But Mostly Alone)

Phil Ellis is Alone Together (But Mostly Alone)

After the success of his Foster's Award-winning hit show Funz and Gamez, Phil Ellis (north Manchester's most reliable comedian) returns with a brand new hour of padded out fun. Prepare to be underwhelmed as Phil attempts to do an entire show alone... 

Mimes in Time

Mimes in Time

In the future, mimes are no longer physical theatre practitioners and have become the sole operators of the world's time machines. After a spilt cup of tea causes their mime time machine to explode, two mimes become trapped above the fourth dimension, existing everywhere and everywhen as their consciousness is stretched thin over the vastness of the universe... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah

Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist. Ireland's top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009-2015. Over four million hits on YouTube... 

Nicole Henriksen – Techno Glitter Penguins

Nicole Henriksen – Techno Glitter Penguins

Following rave reviews on a buzzing Australian tour, award nominated alternative comedian Nicole Henriksen returns to Edinburgh with a fresh dose of her high energy hot mess comedy variety show goodness... 

Daniel Piper is in Four Gangs

Daniel Piper is in Four Gangs

Daniel Piper is in four gangs, and he's going to tell you about them. Daniel Piper is in Four Gangs is the uproarious debut comedy/theatre/spoken word show from Daniel Piper, who is in four gangs... 

Empty Beds

Empty Beds

Nobody should spend their birthday alone... right? The Wyld sisters – Catherine, Emily and Jo – tend to avoid one another. Today, they're trapped on a train 250 miles from home, en route to visit their brother Michael on his birthday... 

Joe DeRosa: Zero Forward Progress

Joe DeRosa: Zero Forward Progress

US writer, actor and stand-up Joe DeRosa makes his highly anticipated UK debut. As seen on a host of hit shows including Better Call Saul, Louie, Inside Amy Schumer and Chelsea Lately... 

Best Boy

Best Boy

Double act Best Boy present an hour of sketch comedy. Material heard on BBC Radio 4. 'Inspirational flair... a pleasingly macabre dark side' (Chortle.co.uk). 'A cheeky and energetic duo who mix surreal ideas with observational wit' (SketchClub... 

The Durham Revue: Gigglebox

The Durham Revue: Gigglebox

Come and see the renowned Durham Revue perform their own brand of 'sublime', 'masterful' (ThreeWeeks) sketch comedy, showcasing 60 minutes of student comedy at its finest. Six of the country's funniest students... 

Heidi O'Loughlin: Cult Comedian

Heidi O'Loughlin: Cult Comedian

Join New Zealand's North Island provincial leader and stand-up comedian Heidi O'Loughlin in an insightful and no obligation orientation into the wonderful yet commanding power of the information... 

Jessie Cave: I Loved Her

Jessie Cave: I Loved Her

Imagine a one-night stand you had resulted in a pregnancy and four months later you started a relationship off the back of it. Imagine, after having the baby, that relationship was going well – unusually well... 

John McKeever: Multifarious

John McKeever: Multifarious

On top of talent and comic-timing, McKeever has charm by the bucket-load. He somehow manages to cram into the show five distinct characters, each with their own idiosyncrasies and tics... 

64 Squares

64 Squares

'Welcome to my mind. Sorry about the mess.' Rhum and Clay Theatre Company have no need to apologise, as their new show 64 Squares is a joy to watch, starting with a bang and continuing with a frenetic energy that never drops... 

Kinetic Comedy – Edinburgh Special

Kinetic Comedy – Edinburgh Special

Multi award nominated Inel Tomlinson is back with his sell-out show, Kinetic Comedy. Expect a night like no other with the UK's best multicultural comedians plus competitions, games and live DJs... 

Where Do Little Birds Go?

Where Do Little Birds Go?

Where Do Little Birds Go? follows the story of Lucy Fuller in the heat of London’s swinging sixties, where she has hopes of landing her dream job as a West End star (or a barmaid, her second choice)... 

Keith Farnan: Anonymous

Keith Farnan: Anonymous

Keith Farnan recently became father to a baby girl. As such, he tells us, she will probably want her own Facebook page in about eighteen months’ time. The Corkman uses the birth of his first child as the framework around which to build a show that deals with one of the most pressing matters of our time; state and corporate surveillance... 

So It Goes

So It Goes

The wordless, 2014 sell-out hit returns for one week only. Hannah has always wanted to talk about her dad. But in the seven years since he died, she hasn't quite managed it. Not one to be defeated, she's enlisted her friend David to tell a frank, funny and endlessly inventive true story about love and loss... 

Stuart Bowden: Wilting in Reverse

Stuart Bowden: Wilting in Reverse

Stuart Bowden’s voice emerges behind a curtain. He tells us that the year is 2084 and that before his death he wrote a story about the last few years of his life when he helped to set up a colony on a distant planet... 

Rhymes with Orange

Rhymes with Orange

Every successful show needs a Unique Selling Point – or, put simply, a gimmick. Regular London-based event Rhymes with Orange – “a monthly spoken word night ... a place for stuck creatives and seasoned professionals to get on stage and show their poetic skills in front of a noisy, energetic & supportive audience”, it says on their website – hands out small, used orange juice bottles containing some granules – Salt? Rice? It was too dark to see clearly – which audience members are encouraged to shake noisily to show their appreciation... 

Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN

Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN

Kraken, devised and performed by Trygve Wakenshaw, is a physically charged one man mime show. The ‘storyline’ – it is not so much a story as someone in a room – follows the quirky imagination of Wakenshaw while he endlessly tails off on barely relevant tangents... 

Much Further Out Than You Thought

Much Further Out Than You Thought

Lance Corporal James Randall is sitting in a living room strewn with desert sand and an abandoned maroon beret by the television. A broken soldier, he delivers a sincere and human appeal for acceptance, telling us of his time in Helmand Province, Afghanistan... 

Thünderbards: Chapter III

Thünderbards: Chapter III

From the sweaty depths of their library on Cowgate, Matt Stevens and Glenn Moore give an entertaining hour of sketch comedy. The show’s quirky premise revolves around the pair’s fundraising attempts to save their local public library from demolition... 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family

“He is my father… somehow,” says Ben Norris, cutting to the heart of a feeling many people have at some point in their lives. How can I be who I am when my parents are so different? In this heart-warming one-man show, Norris takes a physical journey through his father’s past in order to discover more about his father – and therefore, himself... 

Some Big Some Bang

Some Big Some Bang

Some Big Some Bang is set at the memorial of a mother’s death. The family gathers at the house and intrigue follows. A baby is born amid the mewing of cats and oranges falling from the tree in the garden; decisions have to be made... 

Paul Foot

Paul Foot

Surrealist comedian Paul Foot is an Edinburgh Fringe institution. This year he returns to his favourite room at the Underbelly Cowgate to deliver his own brand of erratic comic fare... 

Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory

Three performers and twenty five sketches, presented in a random order each night. In an ideal world Dreamgun would like to perform every variation of the show but, as they explain before the show commences by means of a complex equation, there are at least fifteen septillion variations and it would take quite some time... 

Islands

Islands

From Fine Mess Theatre comes Kyle Ross’ play Islands, an insight into upper-middle class marriage which typifies the lifestyle of the ‘rah’. Starring Eva Tausig as Sophie and Kyle Ross as Magnus, who take to the stage in naught but their underwear, Islands offers a revelation into the complications of maintaining marriage and good communications in the twenty-first century... 

Marny Godden: Flap ‘em on the Gate

Marny Godden: Flap ‘em on the Gate

From the moment Marny Godden’s first character walks onto the stage to a decidedly creepy soundtrack it’s clear that the comedian will be leading the audience down an unusual path... 

Blake Remixed

Blake Remixed

"In hip hop, we create our own mythology".In an innovative blend of 18th century poetry, hip hop, and biography, the World-Record holding beatboxer and rapper Testament (AKA Andy Brooks) offers his theatrical debut... 

John Robertson – The Dark Room: Symphony of a Floating Head

John Robertson – The Dark Room: Symphony of a Floating Head

John Robertson’s send up of classic text based video games succeeds in being an hilarious evening of retro fun.Awakening to find yourself in a dark room as a person called Darren – for you are always Darren – you must use all of your wits to escape whilst avoiding all the potential pitfalls that could lead to your untimely death... 

Ivy Paige: Filthy Rich

Ivy Paige: Filthy Rich

Hips, tits and glamour galore. Ivy Paige has taken the Underbelly hostage and you’d better pray you’re one of her captives. Strutting her way onto the Belly Button stage, the kiss-and-tell burlesque queen leaves a heart-shaped imprint upon her audience as she dazzles you through a mixture of singing, comedy and eye candy... 

CELL

CELL

There is something inherently heartbreaking about the small metal-framed chair standing centre-stage as the audience comes in, but no more so than when one of the show’s co-devisers, Matthew Lloyd, walks on stage carrying the bald, spectacle-wearing puppet that becomes the central focus of the show... 

Scaramouche Jones

Scaramouche Jones

‘God, what a day’ is the first thing said to us by Scaramouche Jones, the red-nosed, white-faced clown who – sensing the ghosts of an audience in his dressing room – decides to share the ‘epilogue of his life’... 

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

With her bright red hair and black-lined eyes, Penny Arcade looks like some sort of cartoon superhero – and she has the commanding stage presence you’d expect of one too. Her set is underscored with an excellent soundtrack, mixed live by her long-term collaborator Steve Zehentner, which gives the whole thing a wonderful energy... 

Night + Daze

Night + Daze

Sheffy is a lad on a mission. He is going to have a top night out and nothing is going to stop him. He is 25-years-old: slick, mouthy and lucky to be alive. We hit 6pm on a Friday and he explodes out of the office in search of "the other world", that perfect night out... 

The Durham Revue: Cirque du Sillý

The Durham Revue: Cirque du Sillý

The Durham Revue has a lot going for it this year – the group are all on top form. The jokes are clever and surprising, and the timing is impeccable. They have a big space to fill at the top of the Underbelly, but keeping their show dynamic ensures that they really command the audience... 

Acts of Redemption

Acts of Redemption

Thrown into the lives of five characters, Ken Jaworoski’s Acts of Redemption reveals moments of loss, regret, realisation and confession, where a snippet of life is captured in a single moment... 

The Eulogy of Toby Peach

The Eulogy of Toby Peach

Toby begins by racing through a history of his life in numbers - how many days he’s been alive (9424), how many minutes he has spent kissing (not enough), and how long it’s been since he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer of the blood... 

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

In her khaki jumpsuit and ponytail, writer-actor Rebecca Crookshank looks like a cute suburban 30-something. But in her solo show Whiskey Tango Foxtrot at Underbelly Cowgate’s Anderson-shelter-like White Belly room, she takes us through her brief but demanding career in the Royal Air Force, starting at her enlistment at age 17... 

Rebounding Hail

Rebounding Hail

Written by Avital Lvova and George Vere, Rebounding Hail is set in a 13 year old girl’s room surrounded by her books. It is a beautifully told story of the girl’s imaginary adventures in storyland, with characters from the books bursting into life as she reads... 

If I Were Me

If I Were Me

Antler’s If I Were Me is a visual treat. This bright and punchy production documents the story of Philip – an awkward, undervalued office worker who is quite often outright ignored by his colleagues... 

Brute

Brute

Poppy must make a rather rapid readjustment to Year 11 after being abruptly relocated from Spain to a girls' school in a remote British town. Both awkwardly self-conscious and unashamedly frank, Poppy gives us a terrifying but real account of what it is to grow up in a place where no one expects you to succeed... 

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Jean is sitting in a cafe enjoying a lobster bisque when a phone nearby starts to rings. When the owner of the phone doesn’t answer, she goes over to him and discovers he is dead... 

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

Jack Rooke: Good Grief could probably win a prize for ‘comedy show with the least likely to be funny subject matter ever that actually turns out to be absolutely hilarious’... 

Billy Through the Window

Billy Through the Window

Billy (Hector Dyer) and Joe (Joseph O’Toole) have gone on a ‘holiday’... or rather, Joe has convinced Billy to steal away with him to an isolated birdwatching bunker. Bellow Theatre have created a challenging piece of new writing about growing up, friendship and independence through the lens of teenagers with autism... 

Get Your Shit Together

Get Your Shit Together

Job losses, painful break ups and junk food - set to music! Get Your Shit Together is the perfect pick me up for 20-somethings in a similar situation, or just a nice dose of Schadenfreude and melody for anyone who already has their shit together... 

Checkpoint 22

Checkpoint 22

In a field on the outskirts of Glastonbury sit Joel and Dave, recent university graduates, taking any work they can find. In this case, working security at Checkpoint 22.The show is a light-hearted look at graduate life, the struggles of leaving education and how to find your way in the world... 

My Beautiful Black Dog

My Beautiful Black Dog

Billed as both musical theatre and performance art, the audience for Brigitte Aphrodite’s My Beautiful Black Dog, her autobiographical account of depression, is likely to bring varied expectations of what this piece will deliver... 

Luke Wright: Stay-at-Home Dandy

Luke Wright: Stay-at-Home Dandy

Luke Wright is a veteran Fringe performer and one of the UK’s leading spoken-word artists. This year his poetry show Stay-at-Home Dandy charts huge changes in his life as he’s recently become the stay at home parent for his two small children... 

Weekend Rockstars

Weekend Rockstars

"This is the story of the best week of my life". So shouts the charismatic frontman as the band kick in and Weekend Rockstars, a punchy theatre-cum-rock gig hybrid, takes hold of us with a mighty opening... 

Bruce

Bruce

Best word to describe Bruce, a show built entirely around a block of yellow sponge: Absorbing.Australian puppeteering mimes Tim Watts and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd disappear against black backdrops in their black-on-black full body covers as they work in tandem center stage to make the big hunk of foam and two white-gloved hands come to life as the title character (plus dozens more)... 

Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet as Performed by David Carl

Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet as Performed by David Carl

Every serious actor wants to do his Hamlet. Mr. Cumberbatch is doing his right now on the big stage at the Barbican. And Oscar-nominated Gary Busey is doing his in a somewhat smaller venue in Edinburgh, channeled through the body, teeth and copious lashings of spit and sweat of his fellow Texan, David Carl... 

Sing for Your Life

Sing for Your Life

For those of a squeamish nature, this may not be the best review to read over your breakfast. Charlie Tuesday Gates is a taxidermist and performance artist who uses deceased animal puppets to perform a number of cabaret songs that loosely string together the plotline of Sing For Your Life... 

Tether

Tether

It’s less than a year to go until TV screens will be fixed on the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio. Whilst Isley Lynn’s Tether fuels excitement for next summer, her script refreshingly brings with it an emphasis on the personal side to our hopefuls for the Games in 2016... 

The Lost Art of Lost Art

The Lost Art of Lost Art

Amid a cluttered set that looks like a dirty old flat sits Edvard Munch's The Scream. How did it get there? It was stolen! The Lost Art of Lost Art tells the hilarious story of how three thieves struggle to sell the masterpiece whilst keeping the whole heist undercover... 

The Hollywood Canteen Hereafter

The Hollywood Canteen Hereafter

A mundane canteen situated in the unusual location of heaven itself, full of Hollywood legends trying to get a bit of peace in the afterlife. Follow Bette Davis's journey of self-discovery by digging up past acquaintances, some good, some not so good... 

Gay Furnish Flirt Coach

Gay Furnish Flirt Coach

Outrageously over-the-top characters, a raucous Edinburgh Fringe audience and lashings of inappropriate advice from a self-styled flirt coach, sexologist and dating guru. It sounds like a sure-fire recipe for success but unfortunately Gay Furnish: Flirt Coach fails to live up to this promise... 

Spank

Spank

Spank returns for an incredible 12th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and inevitable gratuitous nudity. You love it! ‘This is what the festival should be about’ (List). ‘Legendary party night ... 

Pole

Pole

Three poles, three performers and a whole lot of juice. This verbatim piece challenges the preconceptions of femininity through pole dancing, physical theatre and words. Retelling the real life accounts of various women for whom pole dancing is a means of expression, fitness or forced entertainment... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato you racist. Ireland’s top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009 – 2014... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup (Extra Performances)

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup (Extra Performances)

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato you racist. Ireland’s top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009–2014... 

Mixtape

Mixtape

Join the Mixtapers for their hilarious bitesized theatre inspired by music. Part comedy show and part music quiz. The Mixtapers perform from themes including Number Ones, The 80s, Brit Pop, Girl Bands vs Boy Bands and Rock'n'Roll... 

Cosmonaut by Ryan Good

Cosmonaut by Ryan Good

I wanted to write you a heart-breaking song so epic it would get her back. But I'm rubbish at guitar and keep crying. Instead, I sought Cosmo's worst sex tip. Love, Ryan (award-winning: Sex With Animals, 2014). 

Ronny Chieng: Chieng Reaction

Ronny Chieng: Chieng Reaction

Australia-based Malaysian comedian Ronny Chieng is bringing his multi award-winning stand-up comedy back to the UK. One of the biggest acts at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Ronny was personally asked to open for Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr... 

Daniel Cainer: 21st Century Jew

Daniel Cainer: 21st Century Jew

Brand new stories-in-song from this award-winning master songwriter. Fringe favourite Cainer explores the challenges and contradictions of being Jewish in 21st century Britain. A show for anyone who has ever wrestled with their heritage, their history, their home and their heart... 

What the Dickens!

What the Dickens!

Improvised comedy with a twist. The Cambridge Impronauts – ***** (Tab.co.uk) – transport you back to the timeless era of Dickensian London. Your suggestions, including the title of the tale and a twist in its plot, inspire a unique comic creation... 

Gabriel Bisset-Smith Tells the Most Original and Funny Joke in the Universe!

Gabriel Bisset-Smith Tells the Most Original and Funny Joke in the Universe!

Multi-award winning performer Gabriel Bisset-Smith will take you on a journey of intergalactic travel, strange sexual positions, bizarre dance routines, Kanye West and unhinged murder to deliver you ultimate hilarity (or will he?)... 

Kyle Kinane: Ghost Pizza Party

Kyle Kinane: Ghost Pizza Party

This show is about ghosts having a pizza party. Or maybe it isn't. Maybe, at one point, one of Kyle's stories does in fact centre around the idea of the undead enjoying a slice. But the rest of the show is still just that guy there in the picture telling you stories... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato you racist. Ireland’s top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009 – 2014... 

The Dead Secrets Present... The Curiositorium

The Dead Secrets Present... The Curiositorium

'Scripted comedy of the highest quality' (Buxton Fringe). A labyrinthine sketch comedy adventure. The mysterious Curiositorium and its countless exhibits of wonder and dread have lain dormant for years, hidden beneath a more socially acceptable museum... 

Sad Faces Present The Dawn Chorus

Sad Faces Present The Dawn Chorus

Sad Faces challenge themselves and you with their adaptation of JR Chapterhouse's devastatingly heartbreaking novel. A tale of war. A tale of love. A cast of thousands. Three men. One hour... 

Heidi O'Loughlin: A Woman Talking

Heidi O'Loughlin: A Woman Talking

Delightfully oddball stand-up featuring stowaways, unsung heroes and a woman talking. Fresh off a UK tour supporting Josie Long, and adored for creating cult festival favourite FanFiction Comedy, O'Loughlin is one of 'New Zealand's brightest young comedy writers' (Fest)... 

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock

Irreverent. Unnerving. Pointless. Following their sell-out show K.I.S.S. which toured the Camden and Brighton Fringes, and fresh from storming London Sketchfest 2015, four Edinburgh debutants bring you a sketch show unlike no other... 

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

**** (Scotsman). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). Eight sell-out years. Biggest selling showcase of multi award-winning Scottish comedy talent at the Fringe. Featuring previous SCOTY finalists and winners... 

Zoe Coombs Marr: Dave

Zoe Coombs Marr: Dave

What's the deal with pizza? Single with cats? Finding Nemo's girlfriend. Lesbian totem tennis?! My dad's a good guy! Sex turducken. Fresh from Sydney’s Laugh Hole it’s Dave! A stand-up drag parody that is exactly what it looks like and nothing you expect... 

Giraffe: Raisin' the Hoof

Giraffe: Raisin' the Hoof

Giraffe are back! And they're stampeding through the Underbelly with their third offering of charming silliness. The 'stand out sketch group' (BroadwayBaby.com) are waiting to tickle your imagination with another rollercoaster sketch show... 

Joey Page: Catastrophe Party

Joey Page: Catastrophe Party

Alternative comedian, Joey, 30, one previous owner, with all of his own teeth and hair, has been on television (as seen on Nevermind the Buzzcocks, BBC Three Comedy Presents and Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy) yet he still lives at his mum's house... 

Before Us

Before Us

Stuart Bowden has fashioned his costume out of a lime-green sleeping bag, which becomes baggy and puffy like an emptied out bean bag around his body. With long green woolly socks up to his shins, he trundles around the stage with the appearance of a ladybug standing on its skinny hind legs... 

The Tarzan Monologues

The Tarzan Monologues

If The Vagina Monologues was all about empowering women and reclaiming the C-word, it is fair to say that The Tarzan Monologues is the antithesis. The play is written by Nigerian playwright Wole Oguntokun – who also directed the Nigerian version of The V Monologues – and Renegade Theatre has adapted his work by for the Fringe by adding a few cultural and local references... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: Loch'd

Foil, Arms and Hog: Loch'd

Foil, Arms and Hog are a group of stylish Irish lads with an old-school, vintage look. Foil and Arms wear smart trousers and waistcoats while Hog dons a costume like a spin-off of the other two, with a comedy bowtie attached to his puffed up, short-sleeved shirt... 

Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major

Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major

Paul Foot’s offstage microphone isn’t working, so the pre-show announcement of Paul Foot - Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major is apparently ruined. What at first seems to be a technical fault actually serves as a perfect introduction to his absurdist shtick... 

Shame

Shame

Take one man’s story telling of events from his past about which he still feels guilt, remorse, shame and weave through a good helping of physical theatre-cum-breakdancing par excellence, add a healthy dose of animation and a rich but subtle sound score, then pour in lashings of humour with a good dash of pathos... 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

Returning to the Fringe for the third year running, this text adventure game-gone-big seems to have more lives than it gives its players. Compered by a spectral head that glides through the gloom (or rather, by John Robertson with a maglite and an X-Box controller strapped to his chest), the show sees the audience become adventurers as they "awake to find themselves in a dark room": volunteers must locate the light switch by puzzling through screen upon screen of riddlesome predicaments... 

Bonenkai

Bonenkai

Bonenkai is a Japanese term meaning “forget the year gathering.” A party to let your hair down and lose the baggage of the year gone by. What The Letter Room have done is taken this concept and - through the excess and abandon of a mysterious 20s nightclub, Club Bonenkai - explored what it means to forget... 

Lucy Ayrton: The Splitting of the Mermaid

Lucy Ayrton: The Splitting of the Mermaid

In this feminist retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, the desire to be human is not borne out of desire to find a Prince, but a desire to experience motherhood... 

Guilt & Shame: Going Straight

Guilt & Shame: Going Straight

With more raucous energy than a crate of Red Bull sprinkled with cocaine, Rob Cawsey and Gabe Bisset Smith under the collective guise Guilt & Shame bring their new show Going Straight to this year’s Fringe... 

Lead Pencil: In Full HB

Lead Pencil: In Full HB

The Lead Pencil sketch show is colourful, unabashedly silly and highly hyper. Maddie, Louise and Dave burst onto the stage with such a high level of energy that it’s doubtful the trio will be able to maintain it for a whole hour - and yet somehow they do... 

Neil Hamburger

Neil Hamburger

There’s no one quite like Neil Hamburger. And that’s probably for the best. Neil’s subversive, brilliant one-of-a-kind comedy has delighted, confused and repulsed audiences worldwide and now the long suffering cult icon finally returns to the UK... 

The Interview

The Interview

A quick glance into the Fringe brochure may lead an innocent punter to think The Interview is an intriguing show. It’s on at the Underbelly, the poster is enticing, the description even more so... 

Low Tide in Glass Bay

Low Tide in Glass Bay

Deadpan theatre’s Edinburgh debut touches upon many areas of life, from the most mundane to the deeply moving. This light hearted comedic piece gets off to a slow start, but stick with it and you’ll soon find yourself getting strangely attached to these misfits of the Welsh countryside... 

So It Goes

So It Goes

“I’m not going to speak” writes Hannah Moss on a whiteboard, silently, before wiping it clean, “It’s easier”. So begins a show that depends entirely on the difficulty of talking about grief... 

Kraken

Kraken

Billed as ‘Comedy (mime, physical theatre)’ I was a little unsure about what to expect from Kraken, but whatever it was that I had been expected was soon proven to be way out. This is superbly entertaining stuff and something that must be seen to be truly appreciated... 

Jana and Heidi

Jana and Heidi

Jana and Heidi starts with the blasé observation that Heidi Stransky had seen a comedian at last year’s Fringe Festival and thought “I could do that”, deciding to put together a set with her daughter Jana Kennedy... 

Running Into Me

Running Into Me

There is a single chair on stage, opening music plays and a phone rings. A solo performer answers her mobile and slumps in the chair, incredulous and shocked as she receives news. From the outset, it is clear this is not just ‘storytelling’ as billed, but a gripping dramatic monologue... 

WOMANz

WOMANz

Tessa Waters is back this festival with the new solo show, Womanz. Waters is trained in the art of physical theatre; having completed training at the prestigious Philippe Gaulier School... 

Ryan Coffey Live and Loud

Ryan Coffey Live and Loud

Ned Kelly look-alike Ryan Coffey arrives in the burgh with vocal looping and a Fender Stratocaster to deliver some songs about relationships. But that’s all before you reach the comedic aspect of his performance... 

GIRAFFE: Let's Talk About Sketch Baby

GIRAFFE: Let's Talk About Sketch Baby

Ali James, George Kemp and John Oakes comprise Giraffe, a hysterical sketch comedy trio bent on filling an hour of your lives with their own brand of hilarious original comedy.Certain sketches rely on the audience’s understanding of contemporary references, which is always a grey area; Giraffe take a gamble in developing a sketch based around a certain long-running biblical-themed musical, yet are able to find some of their funniest jokes in the direct lampooning of its libretto... 

Awkward Conversations with Animals I've F*cked

Awkward Conversations with Animals I've F*cked

Awkward Conversations with Animals I've F*cked is f*cking great. My jaw didn’t drop; it fell through the floor, made its way past the earth’s crust and came out the other end... 

Mush and Me

Mush and Me

Mush and Me is a fresh retelling of an old story, one in which faith catalyses what seems a painfully unnecessary conflict between lovers. NANCY Collective breathes new life into this well-worn narrative by drawing inspiration from a series of recorded interviews with Londoners in interfaith relationships... 

Signal Failure

Signal Failure

Under Peter Darney’s direction, Sasha Ellen’s Signal Failure is a romantic comedy that wanders happily between the serious and the downright silly. The show begins as any play that concerns itself with the London Underground should, with the unspoken rules of the commuter... 

Spine

Spine

Meet Amy. She's a passionate, fiery and, quite frankly, terrifying teenager from Willsden, North West London. Through a chance encounter at the point in her life when she thinks she's run out of all options, she starts a friendship with an "old biddy" in a large house that's been in the family for 138 years... 

Will Adamsdale: Borders

Will Adamsdale: Borders

'The problem with being white, male, and privileged' states Adamsdale in the opening few minutes of his latest show Borders, 'is that I have absolutely nothing to say'. This, whilst eliciting a laugh from the audience, is a sentiment that is slowly proved wrong over the next fifty-five minutes... 

Sex with Animals

Sex with Animals

For the second year running, Sex With Animals hits the Fringe in an outrageously hilarious fashion with solo star Ryan Good taking to the stage in a lion onesie. When the befitting introductory background music ‘Rocky Raccoon’ ends, Ryan Good prances out on stage dressed in an attire that looks like Dwayne Johnson in the recent Hercules movie, thrusting his furry lion muff into the front row whilst dancing in a provocative fashion to the sound of Michael Jackson in a manner that would give Russell Brand a run for his money... 

Le Flop

Le Flop

There are quite a few shows every year which can't be categorised in the traditional sense of the Fringe programme. If you add enough physical theatre to your show, can it sneak into a different section? If you make a couple of jokes, is it comedy? Le Flop didn't seem to know what it was doing, and to be honest, I didn't either... 

Vikki Stone: Instrumental

Vikki Stone: Instrumental

Over the years Vikki Stone has accumulated a wide array of musical instruments - twenty to be exact. She has not mastered them all, but the focus is not so much on her musical dexterity but on the stories attached to these instruments... 

zazU

zazU

At the opening of the show, we are invited to "follow the bee" and head to the bizarre land of zazU - a futuristic dreamworld where singing is outlawed and, when someone dies, the lead mourner wears all their hats... 

Bloom

Bloom

It’s a habit of some shows to tell true and tragic stories in a good way. A handsome cast and pleasant sets can almost make an audience forget a story is based on something as gritty as real life... 

How to Disappear Completely

How to Disappear Completely

The first impression I got of Itai Erdal was of a man far too self-absorbed, verging upon vanity instead of showmanship; a man who proclaims he has travelled far and wide to some of the remotest parts of the world; a man who professes to know every capital city in the world, and will challenge the audience to prove him wrong; a man who claims to have been in love 23 times yet has no partner... 

How to Achieve Redemption as a Scot Through the Medium of Braveheart

How to Achieve Redemption as a Scot Through the Medium of Braveheart

Rachael Clerke is Scot-ish (a category whose ambivalence, being Jew-ish, I totally get), as she demonstrates by wearing kilt hose with knackered trainers. The performance artist combines hi-tech (some well-timed video clips on a projector) and lo-tech (scribbling on eyebrows to impersonate Alex Salmond)... 

Natasia Demetriou: You'll Never Have All of Me

Natasia Demetriou: You'll Never Have All of Me

Natasia Demetriou is new to solo shows. This is both a fact and the overarching theme of her latest Fringe offering. Demetriou has performed with sketch group Oyster Eyes and has uploaded many youtube clips with Euro Sketch... 

Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall: Success Arms

Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall: Success Arms

At first glance, Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall appears a mild mannered, softly spoken young man, cutting an endearing figure as he gently chatted with the audience throughout the show, never failing to engage directly during his set piece material... 

The Durham Revue: Shenanigans

The Durham Revue: Shenanigans

On the day that I saw it, The Durham Revue was a victim of its own small audience. Jokes which were well formed and intelligent received little in the way of response, since there were simply not enough people in the room to create an atmosphere conducive to comedy... 

Ben Hart - The Vanishing Boy

Ben Hart - The Vanishing Boy

Ben Hart is the kind of magician that makes sceptics become believers. After huge success with his show at the Fringe last year, The Vanishing Boy sees him return to astonish us yet again with his unbelievable talent... 

Winky

Winky

“This is the time for you to win.” So goes the mantra of this weird and slightly wonderful play adapted from a short story by the 2014 Folio Prize Winner, George Saunders. It is both a satire of self-help culture and an examination of the fetters of human dependence... 

Christeene: The Christeene Machine

Christeene: The Christeene Machine

The queue for this show was in itself an experience. I asked one man what he knew about the show. “Well,” he grinned, “not a lot. I know it’s more than your average penis puppetry... 

We Have Fallen

We Have Fallen

There perhaps could not have been a more timely play than We Have Fallen. The production takes a sidelong glance at the repercussions of a plane crash in a manner reminiscent of Babel, and is fed by similarly Biblical undercurrents... 

Hiraeth

Hiraeth

Bud wants to leave home, but when doing so breaks the tradition of four generations of farmers in rural West Wales, it is a tough decision for the aspiring artist. There is so much to keep her: parents, boyfriend, beautiful countryside and knowing her place in the scheme of things... 

Chef

Chef

Sabrina Mahfouz’s talent as a poet shines through in her latest play, Chef, and Jade Anouka gives a stunning performance in the titular role of this one-woman piece. Mahfouz has an ear for rhythm and rhyme – for the way words fall, slip, slide and tumble – the way they build and build, and then come crashing down around you; much like the world, like life... 

The Bastard Children of Remington Steele

The Bastard Children of Remington Steele

What is The Bastard Children of Remington Steele? It has enough energy to be many things and enough intelligence to do them well. But in the end it shoots itself in the foot by trying to be many things at once... 

The Secret Wives of Andy Williams

The Secret Wives of Andy Williams

The Secret Wives of Andy Williams is an enjoyable hour of theatre that is occasionally funny and often moving, with plenty of eccentricity to keep things interesting.It follows the story of Caitlin, a novice nun in the 1960s, who has been moved to a new nunnery after her love for her best friend threw her calling into doubt... 

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind has been running in various iterations since 1988, with an ever-changing roster of extremely short “plays.” 30 plays in 60 minutes, to be exact, although don’t allow that premise to fool you into thinking this is sketch comedy... 

Manuelita

Manuelita

Manuelita uses physical theatre, music, storytelling and comedy to tell the story of the lover and co-strategist of Latin America's 19th century revolutionary Simon Bolivar, Manuelita Saenz... 

Nougat for Kings

Nougat for Kings

This raucous romp with a proclivity for puns and a lot of alliterative ardour flails ferociously to amuse. If someone had dirt on Tarantino and forced him to do a period piece with pirates the result would look a little like Nougat for Kings... 

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

What sounds can you make with just your body? Most us can manage the usual: speaking, shouting, applause. The odd laugh. An impression of a pig. But what about a rattlesnake? A dubstep bass drop? Miles Davis’ trumpet? Tom Thum can manage all this and far more, leaving his audience giggling helplessly and applauding ferociously – in fact, we make most of the noises we’re capable of as a tribute to this master of beatboxing and sound-making in general... 

Spank!

Spank!

Spank! returns for an incredible 11th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and the inevitable gratuitous nudity. With the most exciting stand-up, magic, sketch, musical comedy and cabaret talent on the Fringe, don't miss the 'Best Wild Night Out' (Scotland on Sunday) at the Festival! Spank! You love it! 'This is what the festival should be about' (List)... 

Pomme is French for Apple

Pomme is French for Apple

You can sense when an audience is tense even without turning around. It’s tangible. It’s a feeling that must be the result of many subconscious perceptions: the way people laugh, the way they sit, the way they breathe... 

Little Jokes

Little Jokes

‘I see life as basically tragic and futile and the only thing that matters in life is making little jokes,’ wrote Edward Lear, a Victorian best known for his nonsense poetry and limericks... 

Bears in Space

Bears in Space

Puppetry. No, wait! Come back! How about bears? Raggedy bears in an epic space quest for lost love, frozen friends and imps with existential angst. I can even guarantee a theme song with gorgeous four-part harmonies, as well as some sexy alien projections... 

Sanitise

Sanitise

In the most private of places you can flush away dirt in an instant... Sanitise is a comedic, physical and visual journey through the fantasy world of one woman alone in her bathroom... 

Charlie O'Connor - Dandyisms

Charlie O'Connor - Dandyisms

Much like a comedian, only more hilarious, Charlie O'Connor promises laughter, confusion, merriment, and pungent hair envy in his sparkledragon of a show. Combining live music, live comedy, and live humans he weaves the strange and wonderful into his first ever hour of full blown Charlie humour... 

Thomas Pocket presents: Me (Oscar Jenkyn-Jones)

Thomas Pocket presents: Me (Oscar Jenkyn-Jones)

Thomas Pocket presents: Me (Oscar Jenkyn-Jones) is the debut solo show from exciting young absurdist Oscar Jenkyn-Jones. An hour-long sashay through moments of unlikely surrealism, impressions of inanimate objects, and silent thinking... 

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

**** (Scotsman) ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). Biggest selling showcase of multi award-winning Scottish comedy talent at the Edinburgh Fringe. Featuring previous SCOTY finalists and SCOTY winners... 

Human Child

Human Child

Inspired by changeling myths and the poetry of WB Yeats, Human Child is a blazing fantasy adventure story that mixes theatre, puppetry and live music for children from 8 to 80. ‘We walk into the theatre as adults ... 

Tedfest

Tedfest

The cult Irish festival makes its Fringe debut. Ted's Got Talent, top stand-ups battling for the Toilet Duck Award and, of course, The Lovely Girls Contest. Ah, but don't they all have lovely bottoms? Plus random guests. 

Pondling

Pondling

Creepy, award-winning and hilarious... A story of love, beauty, chicken-chasing, daisy chains, cat-killing, French singing, dress-wearing, en suite bathrooms and a day at the pond. Winner of the Stewart Parker Award, Genevieve Hulme-Beaman joins the ranks of writers such as Enda Walsh, Conor McPherson and Sebastian Barry... 

The Grandees: BaBoom!

The Grandees: BaBoom!

The Grandees present the latest instalment of their totally stupid and completely hilarious sketch comedy. In this highly original heady mix of comedy and drama, these exceptional performers give you a glimpse into a bizarre and twisted Grandee world... 

Boris & Sergey's Astonishing Freakatorium

Boris & Sergey's Astonishing Freakatorium

The nation's favourite puppet clown duo are back with a spanking new cabaret. Hold on to your hats as they delve for your titillation into the world of the macabre, watch them recreate traditional scenes of geeking, feats of incredible fortitude, endeavours of unimaginable physical endurance and formidable artistry whilst beguiling you with their roughish wit and erudite jocularity... 

The Oxford Revue: Happy Accidents

The Oxford Revue: Happy Accidents

The critically-acclaimed Oxford Revue returns to the Fringe for its 50th year, bringing an hour of hilarious sketch comedy written and performed by this year's finest student comedians... 

Coppers Uncovered: The Walk of Shame

Coppers Uncovered: The Walk of Shame

Journey into Dublin’s final port at the end of the night as wildlife reporter David Edenborough examines the mating rituals of the Irish. The reporter trails a difficult path filled with rejection and setbacks as four lads search for a girl to love...