The Quiz Show That Has Nothing to Do With Horses

The Quiz Show That Has Nothing to Do With Horses

Quizmasters Ian Gordon and Tom Ellis take to the stage in a whirlwind of energy that carries their audience through the entirety of their show. An action packed hour bursting with slapstick jokes, absurd games and ridiculous prizes awaits... 

Mata Hari

Mata Hari

This solo show presents the story of the ultimate femme fatale, Mata Hari. Her colourful, multi-faceted life is re-enacted by Aletia Upstairs, who fuses a monologue that draws upon actual letters and interviews with music and dance... 

Jordan, Jesse, Go!

Jordan, Jesse, Go!

Jordan Morris and Jesse Thorn (eponymous hosts of the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!) aptly bring their feel-good show to the Pleasance Courtyard. These nice guys guided their audience through an enjoyable hour, which offered an interesting insight into the visual dimension of an auditory podcast... 

Benjamin Partridge: An Audience With Jeff Goldblum

Benjamin Partridge: An Audience With Jeff Goldblum

Welcome to an audience with Jeff Goldblum. Except the man standing on stage doesn’t look like Jeff Goldblum. He doesn’t act like Jeff Goldblum. He doesn’t even talk like Jeff Goldblum... 

Slaughterhouse Live

Slaughterhouse Live

With acts like clean-mouthed comedian ‘Tommy Kittens’, this four-man comedy cabaret group could have you wiping away tears of laughter. However, with the variety of cabaret acts, the standard of comedy fluctuates a little too much, leaving you feeling distinctly underwhelmed... 

Rhys Nicholson: Dawn of a New Error

Rhys Nicholson: Dawn of a New Error

This is not a show for the faint-hearted. If you get uncomfortable at the idea of a mimed masturbation that climaxes in a sprinkle of glittery confetti, this show is not for you as that’s just the opening... 

Mr Winchester: Classic Entertainment!

Mr Winchester: Classic Entertainment!

A daft double act, Mr Winchester and his sidekick Tommy present an evening bursting to the brim with classic entertainment. Forget about the surreal stuff (The Mighty Boosh and the like), because according to Mr Winchester his old-school jokes are the real deal... 

Viv Groskop: I Laughed, I Cried

Viv Groskop: I Laughed, I Cried

Viv Groskop positively sparkles on stage. Completely enchanting, she spends her set discussing her brave decision to tackle stand-up comedy, and the subsequent high and lows involved with performing 100 shows in 100 nights... 

Eleanor Thom: I Am Bev

Eleanor Thom: I Am Bev

In her own ridiculous words, Bev is ‘a full time partner, a friend to many and a giver to all’. As she stands on stage, dressed to the nines in a pink lycra top, leopard-print leggings and high-heeled black boots that she will later swap for her apparently more comfortable gold, wedged trainers, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this air-headed character constructed by Eleanor Thom... 

Barry From Watford: Shooting from The (new) Hip

Barry From Watford: Shooting from The (new) Hip

The whirr of a granny-mobile jolts into action and within seconds Barry from Watford zooms onto stage, bleating a tuneless song to the utter (and somewhat surprising) delight of the audience... 

Bright Club: Scotland's Fringe

Bright Club: Scotland's Fringe

A show that gathers different academics, doctors, scientists and the like to intellectually entertain has real potential and if the hour had been filled with funny facts from entertaining individuals it could have been a real hit... 

Thespianage

Thespianage

This show brings you four-man comedy group 400Hats acting in a variety of short sketches. These are interspersed with scenes of secret agent team Thespianage and their search to arrest the group for crimes against comedy... 

Pre:View

Pre:View

Held at The Traverse, a theatre that prides itself on supporting new writing in all its forms, Pre:View gave its audience an exciting insight into the process of perfecting play scripts... 

Matthew Highton's It Came from the Mud

Matthew Highton's It Came from the Mud

In this comfortable fifty minutes or so, likeable Matthew Highton delivers good stand-up comedy that won’t leave you looking at your watch, but you won’t be wishing that it’s never going to end... 

Fred MacAulay: 25 Fringes

Fred MacAulay: 25 Fringes

Fred MacAulay flicks back and forward to Fringes of the past and future in this Fringe delight bursting with hilarious humour. His slick delivery, buoyant charisma and visible enjoyment fill the room and the hour with good giggles and occasional guffaws... 

Virginia Ironside: Growing Old Disgracefully

Virginia Ironside: Growing Old Disgracefully

Virginia Ironside is witty and sparky as she discusses the triumphs, as opposed to the tribulations, of growing old. If you feel like you’re hitting your twilight years and are unsure what to think about that, this is a show for you... 

Britain's Got F*ck All Talent! 2013

Britain's Got F*ck All Talent! 2013

Been to a load of shows already? Tired of sitting back as the passive audience member? Want to have your say? Then Britain’s Got F*ck All Talent is for you. Sure, when you’re provided with just a Ready Steady Cook! styled card (green on one side, red on the other) to wave in the air, which is hardly going to release your inner Simon Cowell, but letting the actors know what you think has always got to be fun... 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - In Space

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - In Space

If you are attracted by the glittering diversity of shows offered by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, then this is one for you. The energy pouring from the small tartan puppet theatre filled both stage and room, as the chatter bouncing between the two sock puppets had the whole audience in stitches... 

Tumi Morake in HerStory

Tumi Morake in HerStory

You’d have to have a heart made of stone not to instantly warm to Tumi Morake. Her captivating personality complete with her booming, infectious laughter make listening to her story certain to be a wonderfully giggly journey... 

Ruth E. Cockburn Doesn't Even Smoke

Ruth E. Cockburn Doesn't Even Smoke

Are you tired of the persistence of peer pressure to be cool and to fit in? Ruth E. Cockburn is, and in this funny and heartwarming show, she relates a whole host of situations into which we may easily be led... 

The Weaver

The Weaver

This has got to be one of the most visually mesmerising fifty minutes that you can spend this month. A story of loneliness, love, betrayal and loss is conveyed through a fusion of dance, music and puppetry...