HEAD2HEAD

HEAD2HEAD

Head2Head is a jazz-rock group with a fantastic sound and a range of styles, from classic to contemporary. The six Scottish natives who make up the group are Cameron Jay (trumpet), Stewart Forbes (tenor sax), Sam Coombes (alto sax), Tom Davis (guitar), Bill Kyle (drums) and Graham Robb (bass guitar)... 

Work Songs

Work Songs

Work Songs is a dance exploration of office-place machismo power struggles by The Dangerologists. Dancers and choreographers Broderick Chow and Tom Wells wrestle and thrash about with one another in a manner that turns everyday movements into a physical dance about fighting over a desk chair... 

One Man Star Wars Trilogy

One Man Star Wars Trilogy

One Man Star Wars Trilogy delivers exactly what the title promises. One man (Charlie Ross) performs a condensed 60-minute version of the original Star Wars Trilogy, providing all of the voices, actions, music, and sound effects... 

Sharron Matthews Superstar: Gold

Sharron Matthews Superstar: Gold

If the full house is any indication, Sharron Matthews really is a superstar and by the time she utters her first notes, she won’t let you forget it. Matthews greets each of her guests as they come through the door with a golden-gloved handshake... 

La Clique Royale - The Queen’s Selection

La Clique Royale - The Queen’s Selection

La Clique Royale is possibly the least family friendly circus extravaganza you'll find in Edinburgh and it's not to be missed. Filled with breathtaking circus performances, magic tricks, a little burlesque here and there, and a drag Queen of England, La Clique presents a show of wonders and laughter... 

All The Men We've Never Slept With

All The Men We've Never Slept With

Sugar & Vice are Courtney Powell and Brydie Lee-Kennedy, who get up on stage and bare all. No, not like that – but if that’s what you’re looking for, there is a burlesque show next door... 

And No More Shall We Part

And No More Shall We Part

And No More Shall We Part at the Traverse Theatre is the European premiere for Tom Holloway’s new play that oozes brilliance and subtlety as it gently explores what it means to be at the end of life... 

Bob Slayer: He's A Very Naughty Boy

Bob Slayer: He's A Very Naughty Boy

Bob Slayer treats his audience like a classroom full of unruly students - he is the erratic alcoholic headmaster to lord over them all. He managed to down three pints during his show, or ‘memory juice’ as he would call it... 

Hot

Hot

Damsel Sophie enters the room to dramatic music wearing a glittering black and gold dress and a top hat with a long tulle veil. Displaying her Best Cabaret Show Adelaide Fringe 2011 award, she sings about her heartache and the hope of a new day... 

Gravity Boots

Gravity Boots

Gravity Boots is an absurd nonsensical comedy show playing at the Gilded Balloon. The basic premise is that an inventor created a contraption that produces and tells stories, then stores them in differently coloured light bulbs or ‘story bulbs... 

Mickey and Judy

Mickey and Judy

Mickey & Judy is a cabaret memoir piece by Michael Hughes about his experience of growing up and learning to accept the boy and man he is destined to be, with the constant inspiration of Judy Garland by his side... 

Joshua Seigal: We All Love Llamas!

Joshua Seigal: We All Love Llamas!

We All Love Llamas is a great free poetry event to take your kids to while in Edinburgh. The poet, Joshua Seigal, is able to hop about and bring the magic of poetry to children.Seigal draws from his own childhood experiences as the subject matter for his poems such as pets, being afraid, or getting lost... 

Our Island

Our Island

Singapore company I Theatre and UK company Kipper Tie Theatre team up for Our Island, a lovely children’s theatre piece about working together to overcome differences.Three people mysteriously awake one morning on an island, full of strange noises and beautiful animals... 

Matt and Ian's Improv Show

Matt and Ian's Improv Show

Matt and Ian provide an hour of laughs with their improvised show at the Sweet Venues. Formatted much like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Matt and Ian ask for audience suggestions for games and skits they perform on the fly... 

Sound & Fury's Doc Faustus

Sound & Fury's Doc Faustus

The first announcement from Sound & Fury was that they intend to offend. Whether they do offend depends upon one’s own sensibilities, but you’re likely to never stop laughing even if they do... 

Knickerbocker Glory!

Knickerbocker Glory!

Knickerbocker Glory! is a fantastically entertaining cabaret show presented by The Sundaes, a trio of ladies whose main shtick is that they are bigger than life, literally. Don’t let any stereotype about size fool you, the Sundaes are even bigger and better in talent and comedy... 

Simon Munnery's La Concepta

Simon Munnery's La Concepta

Simon Munnery has prepared a cuisine that's perfect for carnivores, herbivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. Ideas are on the menu for this lunch hour, which will fill your belly up with laughter... 

Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger

Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger

It may seem surprising that Dr Brown, Phil Burgers, has turned his comic taste towards a children’s show, given his panache for brazen vulgarity and extreme physical comedy, often at the audience’s expense, but if you keep everything that Dr Brown stands for, minus the crudeness, it makes him the perfect entertainer for children and adults alike... 

Echo and Narcissus

Echo and Narcissus

Echo and Narcissus, an adaptation of the Greek myth by Durham University’s Rag and Bone Productions, is a terrific effort by the young company, but the production lacks a good deal in its storytelling... 

Colin Steele / Brian Kellock

Colin Steele / Brian Kellock

If you have a love for classic jazz, you will enjoy the offerings of Colin Steele and Brian Kellock at The Jazz Bar this week. The duo is armed only with a trumpet and a baby grand piano, but they could swing their way into anybody’s heart... 

Anybody Waitin'?

Anybody Waitin'?

When Leonie first comes to the stage for Anybody Waitin’?, it isn’t quite clear if she’s part of the audience or the performance, as she’s dressed for a night out, and this is the Silk Nightclub... 

Watch It!

Watch It!

Do you watch too much TV? Tony Mills wonders that he might, and explores his relationship to that seductive box in his phenomenal video-interactive dance, Watch It!Sitting on a green overstuffed armchair, and dressed in a black and tan striped polo and navy jogging bottoms, Mills changes channels on his television furiously, starving for the screen until eventually he is a slug inching across the carpet... 

Lost in Details

Lost in Details

The lights slowly fade up on a young woman in a flowing white lacy dress, red bow at the waist, and shiny grey hi-top sneakers. She stares vaguely into the audience, moves forward, then jolts like little insects are squirming about inside her torso and limbs, controlling every squirm until it becomes fluid and repetitive in a dizzying array of movement... 

Peter Antoniou's Psychic Circus

Peter Antoniou's Psychic Circus

Peter Antoniou is not just a comedian or a medium but rather a ‘comedium’ and an extraordinarily entertaining one at that. Armed only with a deck of cards, a stack of paper, and a clipboard and pen, he manages to mystify and dazzle with brilliant humour... 

Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

If you are looking for something fun and free with a few laughs at this year’s Fringe, then head on up the stairs of The Laughing Horse for a drink and some Blues and Burlesque in the afternoon... 

Up & Over It - Back on our Feet

Up & Over It - Back on our Feet

If you want to see one of the best and most entertaining shows at the Fringe, look no further than Up & Over It, a fantastic subversive reinvention of Irish step dancing to electro pop music that will befuddle your brain with delightful spectacle...