Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton and his “Impro Chums”: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster, have been practising short form improvised comedy for decades and bring their com… 

Thinking Drinkers' Guide to the Legends of Liquor

Thinking Drinkers' Guide to the Legends of Liquor

Ben and Tom are the Thinking Drinkers, a pair of sharply tuxedoed bartenders intending to lead their audience’s through their search for history’s best drinkers. 

Sam & Tom from TV!

Sam & Tom from TV!

Sam Nicoresti and Tom Burgess used to be on Nickelodeon until “the incident we can’t talk about”, happened. 

Mitch Benn - That Was The Future

Mitch Benn - That Was The Future

You may not realise this, but we are in the future. 

Jim Higo and Miki Higgins - Never Mind The Pollocks

Jim Higo and Miki Higgins - Never Mind The Pollocks

Jim Higo and Miki Higgins are, in one word, brave. 

Al Murray – The Pub Landlord’s Saloon

Al Murray – The Pub Landlord’s Saloon

Al Murray, one of UK comedy’s longest-standing character acts, is classed amongst the biggest names at the inaugural Great Yorkshire Fringe. 

Jack Barry and Patrick Turpin: Your New Mild Friends

Jack Barry and Patrick Turpin: Your New Mild Friends

This pair of independent comedians is sure to evoke a titter from even the stoniest of critics. 

The Funeral of Conor O'Toole

The Funeral of Conor O'Toole

Conor O’Toole, with a tremendous amount of forethought, has already made plans for his funeral, from the service to the sandwiches. 

John Hastings: UnRelentless

John Hastings: UnRelentless

John Hastings’ Edinburgh preview is nowhere near as unrelenting as the title suggests at first glance. 

Graham Rex

Graham Rex

As always, there are a multitude of comedy sketch shows at this year’s Fringe. 

Stephen Carlin: Pandas vs Penguins

Stephen Carlin: Pandas vs Penguins

In this show comedian Stephen Carlin claims he can split the entirety of the human race into two separate camps: pandas and penguins. 

Edward Reid: Living the Dream One Song at a Time

Edward Reid: Living the Dream One Song at a Time

Like a Glaswegian Louie Spence, Edward Reid bounds through an hour of anecdotes and musical numbers with enough campness and glitter to make you think you’ve accidentally stumble… 

Thinking of you - Free

Thinking of you - Free

Knot Theory presents a new piece of writing about the decline of a suburban family in a piece of new writing by Niki Orfanou. 

Alpine Horn with Flange Krammer - Free

Alpine Horn with Flange Krammer - Free

Comedian Neil Dagley is Flange Krammer; German Olympic skiing sensation and interminable ladies’ man. 

Hannah Gadsby - Mary. Contrary.

Hannah Gadsby - Mary. Contrary.

In this show, Hannah Gadsby takes us through an art history lecture covering the developing representation of the Virgin Mary in Eastern and Western art since the 3rd Century AD. 

Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Musical - Free

Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Musical - Free

The title of this particular show may lead you to expect certain things that the final product fails to deliver in every way. 

Influence

Influence

Four students fresh out of sixth-form take inspiration from Philip Larkin’s famous poem ‘ This Be the Verse’ (They f**k you up, your mum and dad/ They may not mean to, but t… 

The Smoking Boy

The Smoking Boy

Written by (and starring) Jenn Robbins, The Smoking Boy is the story of an upper middle class family from New Haven, Connecticut, in 1917 amidst America’s entry into the Great Wa… 

Hanks and Conran - Pigs in Blankets

Hanks and Conran - Pigs in Blankets

It is surprising to see Hanks and Conran screw up the duo dynamic entirely. 

DeAnne Smith: Livin' The Sweet Life

DeAnne Smith: Livin' The Sweet Life

When DeAnne Smith entered the stage dressed in an adorable ensemble, picks up her ukulele and started singing a tune that sounded like it had been lifted from the soundtrack of 500… 

Juliet Meyers: Raised By Fridge Magnets

Juliet Meyers: Raised By Fridge Magnets

The premise of Juliet Meyers’ show is quirky and original and provides a solid anchor to her routine. 

Josie Long: Romance and Adventure

Josie Long: Romance and Adventure

Josie Long’s latest solo show at this year’s Fringe is optimistically titled Romance and Adventure. 

The I Hate Children Children's Show

The I Hate Children Children's Show

The I Hate Children Children’s Show is back for another Fringe and this year, they’re meaner than ever. 

Nick Sun: Potty Time!

Nick Sun: Potty Time!

Nick Sun’s latest show, Potty Time!, is truly bizarre. 

Vocal Associates presents: Faybulous!

Vocal Associates presents: Faybulous!

The Vocal Associates bring distinguished composer Tony Makarome’s musical adaptation of Aesop’s fables to this year’s Fringe. 

Gráinne Maguire: Where Are All the Fun Places and Are Lots of People There Having Better Fun?

Gráinne Maguire: Where Are All the Fun Places and Are Lots of People There Having Better Fun?

Comic and self-confessed ‘try-too-hard’ Gráinne Maguire visits Edinburgh this year with her latest show Where Are All the Fun Places and Are Lots of People There Having Better… 

Evelyn Evelyn

Evelyn Evelyn

Evelyn Evelyn are two musically talented yet utterly quirky conjoined twins hailing from Walla Walla, Washington. 

Festive Season

Festive Season

Set over the duration of one Christmas Eve, Festive Season is an abstract exploration of familial responsibility and the loss of loved ones. 

Fred Cooke: Comfort in Chaos

Fred Cooke: Comfort in Chaos

Comfort in Chaos is unsure of itself, just as Cooke seems to be unsure of himself. 

The Card

The Card

The Norfolk Youth Music Theatre present The Card, a musical charting the rise of cheeky northerner Denry Machin from washerwoman’s son to Mayor of his town. 

The Pretender

The Pretender

A man is preparing for his wedding day and thanks the audience for responding to his ad looking for wedding guests. 

Within Range

Within Range

Isobel Cohen’s latest production, Within Range, is set in November 1989 at the fall of the Berlin Wall. 

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

Northern Theatre Company take the classic musical Sweet Charity and transpose it into the gay scene of modern day New York with an almost entirely male cast. 

Dave Gibson and Charlie Talbot - Battle of Britain: North vs South

Dave Gibson and Charlie Talbot - Battle of Britain: North vs South

The premise of Battle of Britain is very simple and one that has been done to death: which is the better half of Britain, the North or the South? For the purpose of this exercise w… 

Petrol Jesus Nightmare No.5 (In the Time of the Messiah)

Petrol Jesus Nightmare No.5 (In the Time of the Messiah)

Henry Adam’s Petrol Jesus Nightmare is set in a military hideout against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

Peter Tate writes, directs and stars in this cacophony of self-indulgence. 

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

This is the European debut of Anthony J. 

Wet Paint: A Magic Show - Free

Wet Paint: A Magic Show - Free

Wet Paint is made up of two magicians, Ben Hart and Neil Kelso, with ‘ideas so fresh they’re still wet’. 

Swimming With My Mother

Swimming With My Mother

Swimming With My Mother features a real mother and son, Madge and David Bolger, exploring their relationship and mutual love for swimming and dancing through a 40-minute show accom… 

If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk

The premise of If Walls Could Talk is deceptively simple. 

Lapin Wants Breakfast

Lapin Wants Breakfast

Lapin Wants Breakfast is the bilingual story of a hungry rabbit desperate for his petit-dejeuner. 

Three of Hearts

Three of Hearts

A mother, lover and cuckolded spouse describe their relationships with an unnamed victim that links them together through rounds of rhyming soliloquy. 

iCroon

iCroon

Richard Shelton may be known for his role as murderous Dr. 

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

C Theatre perform Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved children’s story about the tough life of a little misfit cygnet trying to fit in in a world which only judges him on his oute…