Bacchanalia

Bacchanalia

At Bacchanalia, there are no rules, no inhibitions and certainly no curfew. 

Andrew Bird - Up Against It

Andrew Bird - Up Against It

Andrew Bird begins the show on what he admits is an angry note. 

Danny Ward – Infra Dig

Danny Ward – Infra Dig

Infra Dig, which we learn is Latin for “beneath your dignity”, is a show about dignity but also pride and respect. 

Tom Craine: Thoughts On Love (By a Man With None of the Answers)

Tom Craine: Thoughts On Love (By a Man With None of the Answers)

After much consideration and persuasion, Tom Craine became a columnist for Cosmopolitan where he writes about love and dating. 

Henry Paker: Unpacked

Henry Paker: Unpacked

Many of us have some form of a box in which we keep childhood keepsakes and store treasured memories. 

Chris Dugdale: More Magic and Mischief

Chris Dugdale: More Magic and Mischief

If you are someone that enjoys magic in its more basic, “no frills” form, like sleight-of-hand tricks and close-up magic, you can’t go wrong with this show. 

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Dan Willis has been obsessed with zombies for a decade. 

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues is a fabulously facetious musical comedy produced by New Zealand’s Cuba Creative. 

Al Donegan: The Five Worst Things I Ever Did

Al Donegan: The Five Worst Things I Ever Did

Al Donegan is a terrible human being who should be alone forever. 

Tiernan Douieb: Read Something

Tiernan Douieb: Read Something

Tiernan Douieb’s enthusiastic energy and affable disposition immediately engages the audience as soon as he takes the stage. 

Des Bishop: Made in China

Des Bishop: Made in China

Born in America, Irish-bred and currently residing in China, it’s a safe bet that Des Bishop has a diverse collection of experiences and stories to share. 

Dan Nightingale is Trying His Best Not to Be a Dick

Dan Nightingale is Trying His Best Not to Be a Dick

After a hilarious pre-show announcement which tells the audience to prepare themselves for an “extravaganza”, Dan Nightingale has set the bar for himself considerably high. 

The Covenanter

The Covenanter

This dramatic piece promises a lot in its synopsis: witchcraft, love, bloody battles, deceit, murder and a healthy dose of fire and brimstone. 

Black Grace

Black Grace

Black Grace is touted as New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance group and they certainly live up to this title. 

Chris Martin: Responsibilliness

Chris Martin: Responsibilliness

Chris Martin’s favourable brand of cynical yet amusing observations are back but this year they are served with an additional side of insightful musings. 

Tom Rhodes: Colossus

Tom Rhodes: Colossus

After a brief guest spot where he received a less than warm welcome by a vocally anti-American audience in 1999, Tom Rhodes is back in Edinburgh for his solo festival debut. 

Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

Katherine Ryan nonchalantly walks on to the stage and proceeds to address us as friends. 

Tom Binns Has Not Been Himself

Tom Binns Has Not Been Himself

We have all experienced at one point or another times where we have said something which we later regret. 

Jonny Awsum: Sexy Noises

Jonny Awsum: Sexy Noises

There are some shows which instantly give you a good vibe and this is one of them. 

Markus Birdman: 2B or Not to Be

Markus Birdman: 2B or Not to Be

Markus Birdman is no stranger to the comedy circuit, yet he seems to fly under the radar amidst other bigger names or rising stars on the scene. 

Another F*cking Variety Show

Another F*cking Variety Show

If you’re looking for a variety show that is deliciously sexy, a little bit bizarre and a whole lot of unbridled, raucous fun, look no further. 

Vikki Stone: Instrumental

Vikki Stone: Instrumental

Over the years Vikki Stone has accumulated a wide array of musical instruments - twenty to be exact. 

Jason Byrne in You Name the Show

Jason Byrne in You Name the Show

This year, Jason Byrne has decided to do away with racking his brain on what to name his show. 

Stuart Goldsmith: Extra Life

Stuart Goldsmith: Extra Life

Many consider Stuart Goldsmith’s career as a comic to be “living the dream. 

Gordon Southern: Your New Favourite Comedian

Gordon Southern: Your New Favourite Comedian

Gordon Southern is eager for his tenth solo show to take off with a bang and he certainly gets off to a great start. 

Felicity Ward: The Iceberg

Felicity Ward: The Iceberg

Those who have seen Felicity Ward perform will know that she is a vocal personality; never afraid to speak her mind or call it like it is, even if it is considered controversial. 

Ian D Montfort's Midday Seance

Ian D Montfort's Midday Seance

Despite what the show’s title states, Ian D Montfort explains that there has actually been a mixup with the show time. 

The Factory

The Factory

Set in 1970s New Zealand, The Factory by Kila Kokonut Krew is a heartwarming and exuberant musical about the Samoan migrant experience. 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks

Performed with delightful Victorian flair and charm, magic has never looked quite so dashing and debonair. 

The Last Motel

The Last Motel

The Last Motel by Sheepish Productions is a dark two-hander with a neo-noir style akin to the works of cult film directors Tarantino and Lynch. 

The Generation of Z: Edinburgh

The Generation of Z: Edinburgh

Zombies have become a considerable presence across entertainment and pop culture, which has led to a growing fascination with the undead and the world being overrun by them. 

In Vogue: Songs by Madonna

In Vogue: Songs by Madonna

If you struggle to believe that a grown man with a deep baritone can convince you that he is in fact Madonna, be prepared to suspend your disbelief. 

Pete Firman: Trickster

Pete Firman: Trickster

Trickster sees Pete Firman perform his signature blend of jokes and magic tricks with the usual swag and flair which regulars will have come to expect from his shows. 

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Playwrights and theatre producers alike are increasingly taking bigger risks and becoming more creative when considering how their work is presented onstage. 

Harriet Dyer: Barking at Aeroplanes

Harriet Dyer: Barking at Aeroplanes

From the get-go, it’s evident that Barking at Aeroplanes is going to be a little bit strange and out of the ordinary. 

On the Upside Down of the World

On the Upside Down of the World

Based on Our Māoris, the memoirs of Lady Mary Ann Martin, On the Upside Down of the World is a riveting period drama set during the colonization of the last place on earth. 

David Morgan - Social Tool

David Morgan - Social Tool

David Morgan has two obsessions in his life: TV and the Internet. 

Titty Bar Ha Ha: Hard Time

Titty Bar Ha Ha: Hard Time

Saucy hostesses Hope and Gloria are back with Titty Bar Ha Ha: Hard Time, following on from their show at last year’s Fringe. 

Black Faggot

Black Faggot

The examination of race and sexuality in theatre, though not uncommon today, could be seen as controversial and ‘not for everybody’. 

Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky

Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky

Some people are just born to be a performer; they are incredibly comfortable being on stage and thrive in the company of complete strangers. 

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Page to stage adaptations are nothing new but a sixty-three year old comic strip developing into a stage musical is certainly unconventional. 

All-Nude College-Girl Revue or How I Made It Through the LSE

All-Nude College-Girl Revue or How I Made It Through the LSE

If you are easily swayed into buying a ticket based on a show’s title, though you may be enticed into seeing the All-Nude College Girl Revue, you may be rather disappointed. 

Die Roten Punkte - KUNST ROCK (ART ROCK)

Die Roten Punkte - KUNST ROCK (ART ROCK)

“Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say ‘hallo’ to your new favourite band. 

No Holds Bard

No Holds Bard

If you’ve never been interested in sixteenth century English literature, this might change your mind. 

Ardal O'Hanlon

Ardal O'Hanlon

There are some comedians who just know how to spin a yarn about anything and make it funny. 

Rhys Mathewson - The Best £10 You'll Ever Spend

Rhys Mathewson - The Best £10 You'll Ever Spend

With thousands of shows out there, Rhys Mathewson’s show title is a clever one. 

Purchase and Revill: Are Not On the Guest List - Free

Purchase and Revill: Are Not On the Guest List - Free

As humble a turnout as it was, Paul Revill was very grateful and welcomed us warmly. 

Chris Stokes Tells It Like It Possibly Could Potentially Might Be

Chris Stokes Tells It Like It Possibly Could Potentially Might Be

Awkward and slight in stature, from the outset Chris Stokes doesn’t inspire confidence. 

Gordon Southern: The Kerfuffle

Gordon Southern: The Kerfuffle

At a Gordon Southern show, you don’t just get great comedy, you learn a little too. 

Mick Ferry: Has Been Found Wanting

Mick Ferry: Has Been Found Wanting

‘Everyone should write their own eulogy,’ Mick Ferry tells us. 

Comedy Death: True Horror Stories from the Circuit

Comedy Death: True Horror Stories from the Circuit

It’s human nature that we tend to take more interest in people’s failures than their successes. 

Markus Birdman - Happily Ever After

Markus Birdman - Happily Ever After

Only Markus Birdman can talk about the most taboo of topics and get away with it. 

The Comedian's Comedian Live With Stuart Goldsmith

The Comedian's Comedian Live With Stuart Goldsmith

Ever wanted to get inside the mind of a comedian? Stuart Goldsmith puts on his interviewer hat in this live version of the critically acclaimed comedy podcast which, as he explains… 

Chris Martin: Passionate About the Pointless

Chris Martin: Passionate About the Pointless

Comedy that is jaded yet manages to toe the line and steer clear from being too depressing is no mean feat. 

Gein's Family Giftshop

Gein's Family Giftshop

Gein’s Family Giftshop is a collection of short stories performed in rapid succession by James, Ed and Cath. 

Benny Davis: The Human Jukebox

Benny Davis: The Human Jukebox

Declaring yourself to be a human jukebox is a bold statement to make, but Benny Davis will prove he can live up to the name. 

Jason Byrne's Special Eye

Jason Byrne's Special Eye

Jason Byrne is a rare breed of stand up comedian. 

Pete Firman - Scoundrel

Pete Firman - Scoundrel

Pete Firman is a natural born entertainer and he knows it. 

A Glee Inspired: Romeo and Juliet

A Glee Inspired: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare with a musical spin – now that’s a refreshing new way to make the Bard more accessible. 

Michael J Dolan: Nothing Will Ever Be Alright Again, Ever

Michael J Dolan: Nothing Will Ever Be Alright Again, Ever

With so many positive and upbeat comedy shows out there, why not go against the grain? This is Michael J Dolan’s reasoning for his blatantly bleak show. 

David Morgan - Pretty

David Morgan - Pretty

David Morgan is someone you want to be friends with.