Splash Test Dummies

Splash Test Dummies

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish-splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions! Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand-new hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family... 

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

From a shared sovereign and a shaky colonial past, to endless daytime reruns of Neighbours and Home and Away on channel 5, plus cricket, Kylie and Rupert Murdoch; Australian exports have been shaping UK culture for many decades... 

Camille O'Sullivan: Where Are We Now?

Camille O'Sullivan: Where Are We Now?

Camille is the Fringe. This is her 13th year here and, in the spiegeltent at Underbelly’s Circus Hub, she’s created a beautiful, personal show.Camille is like a gestalt entity made up of all the greatest singers, alive and dead and this is her anthem to the ones she loves... 

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

You would be forgiven for thinking that a production of The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck performed in a circus tent might involve people dressed up as the characters acting out the tales... 

Elixir

Elixir

This is what the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is all about. From countless overheard snippets of audience conversation after the show, I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say that we left having been thoroughly flirted with and won over by Head First Acrobats... 

Acéléré by Circolombia

Acéléré by Circolombia

Circolumbia was formed in order to provide professional opportunities for the graduates of Columbia’s national circus school, Circo Para Todos which provides circus training for disadvantaged youth in the cities of Cali and Bogota... 

Kin

Kin

I'll confess it. I'm a circus virgin. I know nothing about acrobatics except that I can't do anything like it. However, I think I speak for the average Fringe punter by saying that you'd be missing out if you didn't make the trip to Underbelly’s Circus Hub during your festival stay, and that Kin is a brilliant show to please the uninitiated... 

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

A bed sits in the centre of the huge Lafayette big top at Underbelly’s Circus Hub. The Man in the Moon appears on a small, circular screen and tells us of two boys (who promptly appear on stage) and how they dreamed of being in the circus... 

Circa: Humans

Circa: Humans

Step into the grand Lafayette big top in Underbelly’s dedicated Circus Hub and witness the spectacle of internationally acclaimed Circa with their 2017 Fringe offering. Ten acrobats perform an hour of incredible feats with precision, strength and personality... 

All the Fun

All the Fun

A hypnotic, tongue-in-cheek antidote to the glittering circus world. You’re invited beyond the everyday one, two, three of juggling in an ever-changing space, with the performers balancing objects and throwing bodies, rendering failure just as visible as sweat... 

Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

Everyone put your bins out! Trash Test Dummies are back in Edinburgh! This side-splitting, slapstick comedy circus show delivers a dump truck of hilarity! Winners of Best Children's Presentation at Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises... 

Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet?

A rip-roaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure! A scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy make for a hopeless crew, as they fight for the title of captain aboard the ship... 

The Raunch

The Raunch

As Underbelly at George Square grows arms and legs, an expansion into the Meadows was inevitable. Still within walking distance of the major players, Underbelly Circus Hub is home to this year’s The Raunch... 

Silver Lining & Jacksons Lane: Throwback

Silver Lining & Jacksons Lane: Throwback

Ever heard a song come on the radio and instantly been taken back to particular memory? It’s strange the way a melody can evoke an emotion, the feeling of falling in love, remind you of a great night out... 

Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

There’s an anarchic edge to the Trash Test Dummies – as might be expected from a circus troupe who go on to perform a succession of tricks and humorous gymnastics using that most utilitarian of urban objects, the wheelie bin... 

Camille O'Sullivan: The Carny Dream

Camille O'Sullivan: The Carny Dream

I imagine Camille O’Sullivan has been called an Irish Chanteuse in reviews more times that you’ve had a flyer thrust at you on the Mile. So let’s just put it like this. Camille is a fecking good singer... 

Family Circus Workshops

Family Circus Workshops

Now parents and kids can run away to the circus... together! Enter the exciting big top and have a go at different circus skills. From aerial to juggling, hula-hooping to acrobatics... 

Briefs Factory Presents: Sweatshop

Briefs Factory Presents: Sweatshop

You know you’re in for a good time when a variety show opens with one half of cabaret legends Frisky & Mannish belting out a pop medley, whilst self-proclaimed “sex clown” Betty Grumble and devilishly handsome striptease artiste Brett Rosengreen writhe across the stage as backing dancers... 

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops are back by popular demand. Thrillingly spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy, theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this colourful, loud and funny dramatisation of the domestic adventures of a chaotic family of misfits... 

Elixir

Elixir

Winner: First and Foremost Entertainment Award, Brighton Fringe 2015. Elixir is circus like you have never seen before, uninhibited by cliche or expectation, subversive and hilarious at the same time... 

Joli Vyann: Imbalance

Joli Vyann: Imbalance

Combining exciting acrobatic skills and athletic dance, this energetic, thought-provoking performance explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are in or out of balance... 

Perhaps Hope

Perhaps Hope

Welcome to a brave new world of hope beyond devastation. Rockie Stone (Circa, Circus Oz) and Vincent van Berkel (Knee Deep, Circus Oz) explore the stark reality of climate change in this breathtakingly honest eco-apocalyptic circus show... 

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Immerse yourself in a magical journey. Celebrate that magical time of the day when stresses and strains of life melt away and enter a world of imagination and dreams with Bedtime Stories... 

BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret

BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret

One man shouldn't be able to hold two men on his shoulders at the same time. Two women shouldn't be able to function as skipping ropes. Hamsters weren't made to be performers. But that is what happens in Barbu Electo Trad Cabaret, as Cirque Alfonse produce a mesmerising and deliciously bonkers fanfare of strength, agility and beards... 

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops is a joyful show for all the family that combines astounding acrobatics, physical humour and a heartfelt story meaning there is something for everyone. The show follows the Hogwallops family on the father’s birthday as they go through an ordinary day with the most extraordinary circus skills... 

La Meute (The Wolf Pack)

La Meute (The Wolf Pack)

There could not be a more accurate term for these six raucous acrobats than a wild wolf pack. Clad solely in white linen towels, scuffling on the floor one moment and moving in perfect harmony the next, this is a show where brother stands side-by-side – and sometimes on shoulder – with brother to create an hour of daredevil entertainment... 

Limbo

Limbo

Limbo is a pretty hot ticket this fringe. Brought to us Underbelly Productions, Strut & Fret Production House and Southbank Centre after massive success in Adelaide and New York and more, it's one of the show-stopping acts taking over the new circus hub... 

Dolls

Dolls

Dolls is about our relationships with toys, but there is nothing wooden about this show. Combining contemporary dance with circus skills, Cirk La Putyka have created a mesmerising hour of entertainment... 

Piff the Magic Dragon – Breakfast at Piffany's

Piff the Magic Dragon – Breakfast at Piffany's

What do Shania Twain, David Copperfield and Penn & Teller have in common? They've all had Breakfast at Piffany's, and this year you can too. Direct from Las Vegas, Piff the Magic Dragon and Mr Piffles return to the Fringe with new tricks, old snacks and sweet, sweet prizes... 

Family Circus Workshops

Family Circus Workshops

Now parents and kids can run away to the circus... Together! Enter the exciting big top and have a go at different circus skills. From trapeze to juggling, hula hooping to acrobatics... 

B-Orders

B-Orders

A stunning contemporary circus and dance performance by Ashtar Muallem and Fadi Zmorrod featuring the absence of freedom and the desire to escape the multitude of codes, orders and borders dominating the Palestinian society... 

Ockham's Razor: Arc and Every Action…

Ockham's Razor: Arc and Every Action…

Ockham's Razor present Arc and Every Action... Leading UK aerial theatre company Ockham's Razor bring their award-winning double bill to the Edinburgh Festival for the first time. They combine circus and theatre to make work that is arresting and entertaining... 

Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

Amazing circus skills meet side-splitting laughs as these three dexterous dummies take out the trash and take to the stage in their family friendly show, Trash Test Dummies! 'Delightfully intelligent, highly entertaining' ****½ (Herald Sun) Winners of Best Children's Presentation at Adelaide Fringe 2015, winners of Gas Works Circus Showdown... 

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

UK premiere of this unique and hilarious fusion of world-class circus, film noir and physical theatre. Welcome to the luxurious estate of Miss Betty, in Autumn 1937. Our hostess slips away from her wedding reception to a secluded smoking lounge where she finds three men and the elephant in the room... 

Bromance

Bromance

Bromance – noun (informal). 1. A close but non-sexual relationship between two men. Early 21st-century: blend of brother and romance. Frenetic but friendly. Captivating but casual... 

Les Inouis

Les Inouis

Les Inouis speaks about humanity without words! Five artists from different backgrounds tell the tragic story of a migrant's deafening silence. They tell about his dreams of freedom, washed up on the shores of a free country...