At Bacchanalia, there are no rules, no inhibitions and certainly no curfew.
Andrew Bird begins the show on what he admits is an angry note.
Infra Dig, which we learn is Latin for “beneath your dignity”, is a show about
dignity but also pride and respect.
After much consideration and persuasion, Tom Craine became a columnist
for Cosmopolitan where he writes about love and dating.
Many of us have some form of a box in which we keep childhood keepsakes
and store treasured memories.
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.
Dan Willis has been obsessed with zombies for a decade.
Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues is a fabulously facetious musical comedy produced by New Zealand’s Cuba Creative.
Al Donegan is a terrible human being who should be alone forever.
Tiernan Douieb’s enthusiastic energy and affable disposition immediately
engages the audience as soon as he takes the stage.
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.
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.
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 is touted as New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance group and they certainly live up to this title.
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.
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 nonchalantly walks on to the stage and proceeds to address us as friends.
We have all experienced at one point or another times where we have said something which we later regret.
There are some shows which instantly give you a good vibe and this is one of them.
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.
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.
Over the years Vikki Stone has accumulated a wide array of musical instruments - twenty to be exact.
This year, Jason Byrne has decided to do away with racking his brain on what to name his show.
Many consider Stuart Goldsmith’s career as a comic to be “living the dream.
Gordon Southern is eager for his tenth solo show to take off with a bang and he certainly gets off to a great start.
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.
Despite what the show’s title states, Ian D Montfort explains that there has actually been a mixup with the show time.
Set in 1970s New Zealand, The Factory by Kila Kokonut Krew is a
heartwarming and exuberant musical about the Samoan migrant experience.
Performed with delightful Victorian flair and charm, magic has
never looked quite so dashing and debonair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Playwrights and theatre producers alike are increasingly taking bigger
risks and becoming more creative when considering how their work is presented
From the get-go, it’s evident that Barking at Aeroplanes is going to be a little bit strange and out of the ordinary.
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
David Morgan has two obsessions in his life: TV and the Internet.
Saucy hostesses Hope and Gloria are back with Titty Bar Ha Ha: Hard Time, following on
from their show at last year’s Fringe.
The examination of race and sexuality in theatre, though not uncommon today, could be seen as controversial and ‘not for everybody’.
Some people are just born to be a performer; they are incredibly comfortable being on stage and thrive in the company of complete strangers.
Page to stage adaptations are nothing new but a sixty-three year old comic strip developing into a stage musical is certainly unconventional.
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.
“Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say ‘hallo’ to your new favourite band.
If you’ve never been interested in sixteenth century English literature, this might change your mind.
There are some comedians who just know how to spin a yarn about anything and make it funny.
With thousands of shows out there, Rhys Mathewson’s show title is a clever one.
As humble a turnout as it was, Paul Revill was very grateful and welcomed us warmly.
Awkward and slight in stature, from the outset Chris Stokes doesn’t inspire confidence.
At a Gordon Southern show, you don’t just get great comedy, you learn a little too.
‘Everyone should write their own eulogy,’ Mick Ferry tells us.
It’s human nature that we tend to take more interest in people’s failures than their successes.
Only Markus Birdman can talk about the most taboo of topics and get away with it.
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…
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 is a collection of short stories performed in rapid succession by James, Ed and Cath.
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 is a rare breed of stand up comedian.
Pete Firman is a natural born entertainer and he knows it.
Shakespeare with a musical spin – now that’s a refreshing new way to make the Bard more accessible.
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 is someone you want to be friends with.
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