The Tiger Lillies’ 7 Deadly Sins

The Tiger Lillies’ 7 Deadly Sins

Following their acclaimed performance in “Shockheaded Peter”, The Tiger Lillies bring their ghoulish punk cabaret based on the Seven Deadly Sins to the exotic surroundings of the Spiegel Tent... 

Esoterica

Esoterica

This is Eric Walton’s first visit to Edinburgh with his conjuring show featuring card tricks and feats of memory. Although this is billed as theatre it is more a one-man magic show... 

Kevin Gildea

Kevin Gildea

Spend a pleasurable hour in the warm company of this affable Irish comedian. Kevin Gildea performs his stand-up routine with a relaxed chatty style that puts his audience at ease. He has natural charm and comic talent and is confident with his material, which never feels formulaic... 

Philotus

Philotus

Philotus is Scotland’s oldest surviving comedy written in Scots and published in 1603. A pre-Shakespearean farce, it follows the attempts of an 80 year old man to marry a 14 year old girl... 

Whiskey Bars

Whiskey Bars

Bremner Duthie, brings his one man “Kabarett” to Edinburgh, featuring the music of Kurt Weill - and it wonderfully showcases his multitude of talents as a writer and performer.A jaded cabaret artiste is attempting to revive his flagging singing career... 

The Wilders

The Wilders

A barn-storming performance of old style country from this Tennessee quartet. Mixing foot stomping bluegrass and honky-tonk country blues with dark “hillbilly murder ballads” these guys are masters of their instruments... 

The Insect Circus

The Insect Circus

It seems like a great idea to base a show on the intriguing “Insect Circus Museum”. This is a Victorian flea circus brought to the big stage. “Insects” from the four corners of the known world perform circus tumbles for a family audience... 

Fly to the Moon and Singalong with Mr Boom

Fly to the Moon and Singalong with Mr Boom

It’s not easy keeping 30 children entertained for an hour single-handedly but Mr Boom’s one-man band copes admirably in this calm and laid back sing-a-long show. Our audience of “little earthlings” journey to the moon on the Starship Imagination... 

Andrew Maxwell - Waxin'

Andrew Maxwell - Waxin'

Your Irish clown for this evening is Andrew Maxwell who effortlessly shares his original take on a range of topical issues and spins terrific shaggy dog stories. Maxwell is extremely confident and relaxed with his audience and right from the start you know you’re in a safe pair of comedic hands... 

Funny Business starring Fraser Hooper

Funny Business starring Fraser Hooper

Hearty laughs and broad grins are the order of the day from this Chaplinesque performer. Our host paints entertaining stories, portrays a wonderful range of emotions and effortlessly directs the crowd using only mime... 

Tripod

Tripod

This Australian trio perform comedy ballads accompanied by acoustic guitars. They seek to draw humour from the juxtaposition of their well-crafted pop ballads and their sometimes rather tasteless subjects; serial killers, people with disabilities and mental illness... 

Lucy Porter’s Love-in

Lucy Porter’s Love-in

The theme of this years offering is love, which Lucy equates to a mental illness. Despite introducing every story with “I’m so mad right, I’m so completely bonkers….”, the hour is filled with rather dull anecdotes of her failed romantic encounters... 

The Shuffle Club

The Shuffle Club

Let the Spiegel’s resident late night band entertain you through the early hours with their slick performance of swing classics in a fantastic setting. The Shuffle Club are a tight four-piece combo who use drums, piano, saxophone and double bass to create a big band noise that will delight any festival reveller... 

40 Feathered Winks

40 Feathered Winks

Five talented actors explore through physical theatre the many significant life events to which our beds bear witness. Through a series of interwoven stories and loosely defined characters the company explore themes of life and death: birth, lust, desire, sex, dreams and illness... 

Stephen Grant - Taken for Granted

Stephen Grant - Taken for Granted

This show provides an enjoyable hour of new material from Stephen Grant that aims to explore and confront stereotypes.His show begins with a unique and hilarious warm up act that engages the audience from the outset... 

Ian Kendall's Magic Show

Ian Kendall's Magic Show

This is Ian Kendall’s 16th year performing magic at the Edinburgh fringe and his best show yet.Ian keeps his audience thoroughly entertained with clever illusions, skilful slight of hand and gentle banter... 

Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

Jules Verne meets The League of Gentlemen in this comic book of macabre characters come to life.Join the hilariously grotesque world of our hero “The Newsman”, a bloodthirsty butcher and an extremely mad doctor in this subterranean adventure... 

Beckett in a Bucket

Beckett in a Bucket

This is an impenetrable play of few words.Only the cast appear to understand and enjoy this grim and confusing story. Two patients, a nurse and a door confound the audience. Fifty-five minutes from the start nothing is clearer and we leave the theatre in stunned silence... 

SPREAD

SPREAD

A female trio perform a series of hammed up sketches intended to explore the relationship between women and food.Using a mixture of physical theatre, sketches and music this production confounds its audience... 

My Name Is Rachel Corrie

My Name Is Rachel Corrie

This powerful play performed by Josephine Taylor and directed by Alan Rickman tells the moving true story of peace activist Rachel Corrie. Josephine Taylor single-handedly brings us the thoughts of an idealistic young American girl... 

The Grotesque World of St Ursula's School for the Unwanted

The Grotesque World of St Ursula's School for the Unwanted

This remarkable show features a host of wonderfully grotesque characters and is written and performed by the talented Simon McCoy.Little Lesley may look like a buck-toothed, four-eyed geeky school boy but in his world he is the son of a timelord, born to save mankind from the daleks... 

Justin Edwards - Unaccompanied As I Am

Justin Edwards - Unaccompanied As I Am

Gentle entertainment in the form of folk and country songs from Justin Edwards who has written and performed on Radio 4 and previously visited the fringe as Jeremy Lions, the drunken children's entertainer... 

Lucy Porter - The Good Life

Lucy Porter - The Good Life

This is Lucy Porter's 5th visit to the Fringe and at last she's managing to fake sincerity. Her shows have proved surprisingly popular and she'll no doubt do well with this one which is an improvement on last year... 

The Dark Show

The Dark Show

This one woman sketch show features strangely sinister characters who are both entertaining and unnerving.An amateur taxidermist, a Polish au pair and a windowlene drinking children's entertainer are amongst the many odd balls we meet... 

Black Comedy

Black Comedy

Black Comedy is a farce by Peter Shaffer. The play was written in 1965 and this production looks and feels like a sit-com of that era.The theme is deception. Brindsley is a struggling young sculptor who tries to impress the father of his bride-to-be and a wealthy art collector by borrowing (without permission) his neighbours antique furniture... 

Stephen Grant - Life’s Too Short

Stephen Grant - Life’s Too Short

Stand up comedian Stephen Grant hilariously analyses the problems of modern society.Stephen Grant's a naturally funny guy who interacts charmingly with the audience. Witty, relaxed and confident, he's everything you want in a stand-up comic... 

Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen

Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen

The Black sea gentlemen return to the Fringe with a cabaret noir of mournful music, strange characters and stunning visual theatre. They are a novel act who already appear to have a loyal following of mesmerised fans... 

The Old Spice Boys

The Old Spice Boys

The Old Spice Boys make their debut on the Fringe with a fun show that will get your toes tapping to swing, jazz, reggae and blues rhythms.Using ukulele, tea chest (one string) bass and snare drum they play original material and interpretations of work by various other artists from Miles Davis to Prince... 

Mich en Scene : Madame & Songs of Jacques Brel

Mich en Scene : Madame & Songs of Jacques Brel

This talented Belgian duo have wowed audiences in Australia and New York and are set to sparkle on this years Edinburgh Fringe. In their show “Madame“, Mich en Scene take you on an evocative musical journey inspired by influential female singers... 

WitTank: Pop goes the iCulture

WitTank: Pop goes the iCulture

This promising young cast of Durham students present their own material in a lively show featuring song, sketches and dance which might appeal to a younger audience.Mainly drawing their humour from the concerns of modern consumer driven youth (adverts, dating agencies and life coaches) they steer well clear of politics... 

Alfred Williams Tells A Joke

Alfred Williams Tells A Joke

One joke drawn out for an hour by adding lame gags and consciously clever word play.Parts of the show suggest Alfred could be a decent story teller but his material lets him down.Alfred claims to demonstrate the forgotten art of the pub raconteur but he's like none I've encountered... 

Who U Calling A Pig?

Who U Calling A Pig?

This one woman monologue is listed under comedy but could equally be considered theatre. It's the first project by writer/director Fatima Bajwa, who is a law student by day.Maria Cassidy does well playing PC Faghag who, while taking a race awareness course, ends up on race-hate charges...