In the bowels of The Jazz Bar, John Hunt perches on his stool clutching a guitar, his ageless face cast in red shadows.
Comedy troupe To Be Continued.
Along a cobbled alley, in a candlelit attic, it’s easy to forget the thronging crowds in the centre of Edinburgh just outside.
Improv shows are very difficult to do well, so kudos to York’s improv group The Shambles for making a gutsy attempt.
Geoff Cotton presents and stars in a two-person sketch show involving comedy songs and impressions.
There is something vaguely terrifying about Charlie Chuck, real name David Kear.
German comedian Michael Mittermeier makes his début at the Fringe with a sell-out show, packed into an unfairly tiny venue.
Original and intelligent, Rachel Stubbings presents her live agony-aunt show.
Based on the Strauss-Kahn case in New York 2011, a small and talented cast enact the possible events that might have followed after the initial alleged assault and before the start…
Smooth and soulful jazz from this talented duo slowly hypnotises the audience into silence.
Kev Orkian of Britain’s Got Talent! fame has toured the world and performed for royalty.
French singer, Eve Loiseau, presents the life and music of Edith Piaf in this show.
Hilarious and original, Luke Benson presents a highly polished routine complete with sound effects and little dances.
Croydon’s amateur dramatics club brings to the Fringe a perfectly nice but mediocre sketch show.
The phrase ‘Finnish one-man play’ may not sound gripping, but ten seconds into the performance the audience is utterly absorbed in this moving and honest drama.
The comedy club of Trinity College Cambridge consists of a stuffed bird (Magpie) and a handful of aspiring stand-up comedians.
From Manchester’s Monkeywood Theatre comes a drama set in 1970s-80s Manchester.
The songs of Glen Miller and Frank Sinatra are brought back to life by the brilliant big band Moonlight Serenade.
There’s nothing like brutal honesty to kill a festival mood and the atmosphere thickened with Sean Hughes’ dark cynicism.
Stella Graham’s routine is fun and original: she recounts amusing anecdotes of good and bad things she has done and the audience have to decide if she should go to heaven or hell.
Packed into a crowded, stuffy room in the turrets of Teviot, Ruaraidh Murray gives a schizophrenic performance in a production that’s somewhere between a play and stand-up comedy.
Eric Davidson is like a showman from a bygone era, blinking behind his thick-rimmed glasses like a cynical Ronnie Corbett.
Fans of the film ‘Cabaret’ and 80’s cheese will enjoy this show: a jazz and blues mash-up of 80’s and 90’s hits.
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