Laugh Your Farce Off

Laugh Your Farce Off

Laugh your Farce Off is a collation of three new pieces of farcical writing, performed and produced by multiple artists involved in other shows at the Fringe. When done well, through slapstick humour, irreverence and intertwined story lines, farces can be works of art - appreciated by more casual theatre goers and respected by the most stony-faced critics... 

The Sorries

The Sorries

The Sorries are talented, kilt clad, musical maestros Douglas Kay and Martin Philip. In their tribute act to Scottish folk group ‘The Corries’ (1960’s-1990), the dynamic duo play stirring war marches, uplifting ballads and playful covers that bring The Quaker House to life... 

Ronny Chieng: The Ron Way

Ronny Chieng: The Ron Way

Last year’s Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Ronny Chieng holds high expectations in his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe. Malaysian Chieng is a man lost in his own identity, having moved to both America and Singapore before going to University in Australia... 

Sally-Anne Hayward - Hey Follower!

Sally-Anne Hayward - Hey Follower!

Sally-Anne Hayward delivers a highly personal, heart-warming show as she dives us head first into some of the more uncomfortable areas of her life. In a genuinely funny set that really pulls at the heartstrings, Hayward plays her audience with a good balance of the sombre, the strange and the hilarious... 

Lucy Porter – Northern Soul

Lucy Porter – Northern Soul

In her 22nd year of visiting the Edinburgh Fringe, the ever chirpy, evergreen Lucy Porter puts her identity in front of the audience as she explains her confused, northern routes. Porter, born in Croydon to a Northern Irish father and Midlands mother, tries to break down the English North/South divide, breaking off on tangents along the way, with her upbeat and often improvised humour that she is so famous for... 

Pete Cain: Everybody Out!

Pete Cain: Everybody Out!

Pete Cain, London’s wicked working class hero brings his manifesto for the future of the United Kingdom to the Assembly Rooms, in an attempt to solve each of his audience member’s problems through his radical, politically incorrect propositions... 

Snakes! The Musical

Snakes! The Musical

Writing a review for Quite Nice Theatre’s Snakes the Musical is an interesting concept, as the musical hasn’t actually happened yet. In a brilliant piece of writing, Artistic Director Thom Sellwood looks to pitch the ‘biggest musical since Death of a Salesman’ to his audience, a room of unknowing West End producers... 

Absolute Improv Stories!

Absolute Improv Stories!

Absolute Improv Stories is a witty, hour-long show where children can transform their ideas into stories for the stage. To Be Continued company use minimal props to create family friendly stories, with hilarious consequences and plenty of imagination... 

Making Faces: Calm and Collected

Making Faces: Calm and Collected

In an attempt to find the ultimate remedy for anxiety, Making Faces comedy sketch group move at fast pace, exploring themes relative to their subject through song, poetry, awkwardness and physical comedy... 

Patrick Turpin: Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy, Asking Him to Love Her

Patrick Turpin: Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy, Asking Him to Love Her

Fringe debutant Patrick Turpin takes his audience on a trip down memory lane, as he bids for their approval. The enigmatic, adorably nicknamed ‘Turps’ has a well crafted comic awkwardness, which is all but apparent in the opening of his set when he uses a PowerPoint presentation to give a detailed analysis of his oddly formed nipples... 

AAA Batteries (Not Included) - Free

AAA Batteries (Not Included) - Free

Powered by the enigmatic personalities of compère Chris Turner, David Elms and Adam Hess, AAA Batteries is a show brimming full of energy, improvised humour and finely tuned routines... 

Faustus

Faustus

Six Lip Theatre’s production of Faustus is hit and miss at best. The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus is a play by Christopher Marlowe in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge... 

Malt Whisky Demonstration for Beginners

Malt Whisky Demonstration for Beginners

Bennets Bar, as it has been my delight to discover, is one of Edinburgh’s best-kept secrets, stocking and selling only the finest malts from across the world. Manager Kevin Weldon is keen to educate the masses on the finer points of a good malt and ensures his entire workforce are equipped to pass on the most interesting facts and trivia on whisky etiquette and production... 

The Leeds Tealights: The Ultimate Indoor Experience

The Leeds Tealights: The Ultimate Indoor Experience

At 5pm, four young men take on a daily mission of fitting a record number of sketches into one hour of comedy. The Leeds Tealights exude an undeniable energy as they jump from scene to scene, exploring every comedic device at their disposal... 

The  Noise Next Door Comedy Lock-In

The Noise Next Door Comedy Lock-In

Improv can be the most hit and miss of comedy styles. The Noise Next Door dispel any anxieties their audience members may have before jumping into their first sketch. The quintet (Charlie, Sam, Tom, Matt and other Tom) glide onto the stage with confident energy before explaining what seems like a well worked and perfected order for the evening... 

Old Men Can't Jump

Old Men Can't Jump

The affably natured Rod Hunter, John Purves and Les Sinclair bring their charming stand-up routine of one-liners galore and light observation to the Bee Hive Inn. They perform in front of a packed room of Fringe spectators, where the unluckiest have a completely obstructed view of the comedians...