Terry Alderton

Terry Alderton

Terry Alderton is a surrealist stand-up. His show is a frenetic jumble of bizarre jokes and tangents – he opens his set miming and dancing along to Punjabi music and deliberately continues until after the audience has stopped laughing... 

The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo

The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo

The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo is the story of a sexually repressed man accidentally stumbling onto the world of swinging and no-frills sex after a text goes awry. The script is filled with bawdy humour and, given the rather ominous title, is surprisingly witty and not merely a procession of Carry On-style puns and sex gags... 

Wretch

Wretch

Written, directed and performed by Gari Jones, Wretch is clearly a deeply personal project. It professes to be an examination of the human condition, asking if we all have an inner wretch, some dark shadow within us that drives us to depravity and evil... 

Matt Rudge - We Could Be Heroes

Matt Rudge - We Could Be Heroes

Opening the show with some very impressive and fast-paced wordplay, Matt Rudge sets the bar high and despite occasional lulls in energy, manages to be consistently funny throughout... 

Parents Evening

Parents Evening

Parents Evening promises an hour of character-based sketch comedy in a school setting, which is already an idea devoid of originality, but is handled particularly poorly.Kieran and Natalie play every single role, stepping into the different parts quickly and easily... 

Bluebird

Bluebird

Bluebird is the story of Jimmy, a London taxi driver the various people – ‘fares’ – he meets. Each of the following duologues showcases a life in crisis, someone at the end of their tether, all the while highlighting the bleakness of modern urban life... 

Stuart Goldsmith: Another Lovely Crisis

Stuart Goldsmith: Another Lovely Crisis

Stuart Goldsmith can win an audience over in seconds. He’s chatty, charming and quite genuinely friendly. He is happy to interact with his audience and his warm and open demeanour makes them more willing to talk back than usual... 

Ford and Akram: Humdinger

Ford and Akram: Humdinger

Ford and Akram are versatile and genuinely likable performers with an excellent character dynamic; Akram is confident and arrogant, walking all over the intelligent but overwhelmingly awkward and introverted Ford... 

Matt Forde: Dishonourable Member

Matt Forde: Dishonourable Member

Matt Forde is a chatty, friendly man who quickly gets an audience on board. Though he’s rather lacking in punchlines, he marshals an array of impressions to balance out his laddish charm... 

Exsomnia

Exsomnia

It’s an old cliché that there is nothing more boring than listening to someone talking about their dreams. Exsomnia proves that watching an hour of someone else’s nightmares is even less interesting... 

Nick Helm - Dare to Dream

Nick Helm - Dare to Dream

‘I’ll keep you alive. I need someone to tell the others.’Last year, Nick Helm came to an Edinburgh Festival Fringe that was entirely unprepared for him. One of the more exciting, up-and-coming comedians on the circuit, Nick Helm seesaws wildly between foul-mouthed aggression and charming, gentle vulnerability, sometimes even within the middle of a sentence... 

Your Last Breath

Your Last Breath

In 1999, Anna Bagenholm became trapped under ice after a skiing accident. Her body began to freeze, bit by bit, and when she was rescued after eighty minutes her heart had stopped, her pupils were dilated and she was, by all conventional measures, dead... 

A Slow Air

A Slow Air

The set is nothing more than a small section of floor and two chairs. The lighting rig is functional, the few moments of music brief and entirely unobtrusive. A Slow Air is the story of two estranged siblings, Athol and Mona... 

No Holes and the Bard

No Holes and the Bard

William (Josef Salvat) is about to perform for the first time in his one-man show and finds himself looking back at his life. Meg O’Connell’s script is fundamentally one-note, dwelling on the tragic in a series of monologues... 

Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee

Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee

A terrible crime sends Leila and Lee running into the Scottish highlands. They are no Bonnie and Clyde; at its heart, Yellow Moon is a story of two people who are lost and find one another... 

Dream Pill

Dream Pill

Dream Pill is a tale of modern slavery. Two young girls, Bola and Tunde, are kept in a basement, made to entertain guests and controlled by their fear of demons, witchcraft and the titular drugs...