John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

In the bowels of The Jazz Bar, John Hunt perches on his stool clutching a guitar, his ageless face cast in red shadows. 

Give Me a Tune

Give Me a Tune

Along a cobbled alley, in a candlelit attic, it’s easy to forget the thronging crowds in the centre of Edinburgh just outside. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

Improv shows are very difficult to do well, so kudos to York’s improv group The Shambles for making a gutsy attempt. 

Light Relief

Light Relief

Geoff Cotton presents and stars in a two-person sketch show involving comedy songs and impressions. 

Cirque du Charlie Chuck

Cirque du Charlie Chuck

There is something vaguely terrifying about Charlie Chuck, real name David Kear. 

Michael Mittermeier: A German on Safari

Michael Mittermeier: A German on Safari

German comedian Michael Mittermeier makes his début at the Fringe with a sell-out show, packed into an unfairly tiny venue. 

Rachel Stubbings Is Stubbing Out Problems

Rachel Stubbings Is Stubbing Out Problems

Original and intelligent, Rachel Stubbings presents her live agony-aunt show. 

Presidential Suite: a Modern Fairy Tale

Presidential Suite: a Modern Fairy Tale

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… 

Out of Abingdon

Out of Abingdon

Smooth and soulful jazz from this talented duo slowly hypnotises the audience into silence. 

Kev Orkian in Concert - The World's Favourite Foreigner

Kev Orkian in Concert - The World's Favourite Foreigner

Kev Orkian of Britain’s Got Talent! fame has toured the world and performed for royalty. 

Piaf - the Songs

Piaf - the Songs

French singer, Eve Loiseau, presents the life and music of Edith Piaf in this show. 

Luke Benson - Backseat Hero

Luke Benson - Backseat Hero

Hilarious and original, Luke Benson presents a highly polished routine complete with sound effects and little dances. 

How the World Wags

How the World Wags

Croydon’s amateur dramatics club brings to the Fringe a perfectly nice but mediocre sketch show. 

My Elevator Days

My Elevator Days

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. 

Magpie and Stump in Lolitary Confinement

Magpie and Stump in Lolitary Confinement

The comedy club of Trinity College Cambridge consists of a stuffed bird (Magpie) and a handful of aspiring stand-up comedians. 

Once in a House on Fire

Once in a House on Fire

From Manchester’s Monkeywood Theatre comes a drama set in 1970s-80s Manchester. 

Moonlight Serenade Octet Singing and Swinging

Moonlight Serenade Octet Singing and Swinging

The songs of Glen Miller and Frank Sinatra are brought back to life by the brilliant big band Moonlight Serenade. 

Sean Hughes Stands Up

Sean Hughes Stands Up

There’s nothing like brutal honesty to kill a festival mood and the atmosphere thickened with Sean Hughes’ dark cynicism. 

Karma Comedian - Stella Graham - Free

Karma Comedian - Stella Graham - Free

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. 

Big Sean, Mikey and Me

Big Sean, Mikey and Me

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 - The Only Way is Eric's

Eric Davidson - The Only Way is Eric's

Eric Davidson is like a showman from a bygone era, blinking behind his thick-rimmed glasses like a cynical Ronnie Corbett. 

Ali McGregor's Alchemy

Ali McGregor's Alchemy

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.