Edinburgh Fringe / Cabaret and Variety

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Absolutely Burlesque Cabaret

Absolutely Burlesque Cabaret

One of the great things that the Edinburgh Fringe has always done is to give a platform to local schools of various performing arts within an actual arts festival. 

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Tropicana
Tropicana

Billed as ‘the future of queer comedy cabaret’ Tropicana is Aidan Sadler’s 80’s solo show of… 

Ask A Stripper
Ask A Stripper

This is not a 'show' in the generally accepted meaning of the word. 

The John Rowe Show
The John Rowe Show

Direct from Australia, John Rowe brings his sofa-based entertainment show to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

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The Play That Goes Wrong

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The Book of Mormon

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Mamma Mia!

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Dear Evan Hansen

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Pretty Woman: The Musical

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Mary Poppins

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theSpaceUK wins the Bobby Award for its outstanding contribution to the Fringe during 2020/21

theSpaceUK wins the Bobby Award for its outstanding contribution to the Fringe during 2020/21

The Fringe didn’t happen at all last year, and with less than 500 shows, this year it’s at a fraction of its normal strength, but for the last couple of years theSpaceUK has been keeping the spirit of the Fringe alive both online and in-person. 

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Fringe Recovery Door Opens
Fringe Recovery Door Opens

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that the Fringe Artist and Venue Recovery Fund i... 

theSpaceUK announces their Edinburgh Fringe Programme
theSpaceUK announces their Edinburgh Fringe Programme

Today theSpaceUK announces its 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Season with over 400 shows and the biggest new-writing programme at the Fringe... 

Gilded Balloon launches New Town festival hub at Rose Theatre
Gilded Balloon launches New Town festival hub at Rose Theatre

Karen and Katy Koren are thrilled to announce that Gilded Balloon will expand into the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, as they embark upon an exciting new partnership with the Rose Theatre... 

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With over 64000 tickets sold, it’s farewell to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe from theSpaceUK

With over 64000 tickets sold, it’s farewell to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe from theSpaceUK

As the August rain turns to September sunshine, theSpaceUK says farewell to Edinburgh for another year with everyone soon heading home for a well-deserved rest.  

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Army@TheFringe Celebrates Success Under New Command
[email protected] Celebrates Success Under New Command

Brigadier Ben Wrench continues the work done by his predecessors in promoting the [email protected] as ... 

theSpaceUK wins the Bobby Award for its outstanding contribution to the Fringe during 2020/21
theSpaceUK wins the Bobby Award for its outstanding contribution to the Fringe during 2020/21

The Fringe didn’t happen at all last year, and with less than 500 shows, this year it’s at a fra... 

Beyond the lights and laughter - Edinburgh amongst the Fringe!
Beyond the lights and laughter - Edinburgh amongst the Fringe!

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe  is now hitting the halfway mark for this year and although limit... 

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Francesca Moody Talks the Shedinburgh Festival Fringe

Francesca Moody Talks the Shedinburgh Festival Fringe

Olivier Award-winning producer and co-director of the Shedinburgh Festival Fringe Francesca Moody sits down to discuss bringing Shedinburgh back for a second year, her love of the Edinburgh Fringe itself and whether or not digital performances are th… 

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Pollyanna’s Pollyfilla Talks Queer Cabaret and Political Anxiety
Pollyanna’s Pollyfilla Talks Queer Cabaret and Political Anxiety

Broadway Baby’s Gordon Douglas met Adam Castle, the host of Pollyanna to talk about the outrageous, late-night queer cabaret that’s on everybody’s minds... 

The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer
The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer

Handing out flyers on the street is one of the most famously unpleasant parts of putting on a show at the Fringe... 

​Why Attila the Stockbroker Quit the Fringe, and Why He Came Back
​Why Attila the Stockbroker Quit the Fringe, and Why He Came Back

Attila the Stockbroker began performing poetry in the 1980s, and since then has toured the world. He has returned to the Edinburgh Festival for the first time in twenty years for the release of his autobiography, Arguments Yard. 

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Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 3: Old Town North

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 3: Old Town North

The third of our pub crawls, the Old Town North trail has an extensive list of both core and optional bars to choose from. 

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Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sam Leishman
Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sam Leishman

The final day! Richard's alcohol-fueled quest to find Edinburgh's best bar staff ends up at WestRoom, where he found Sam Leishman, a 20 year old Guinness drinker with a passion for mixology. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Gavin Robertson
Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Gavin Robertson

Richard didn't stumble far from yesterday's bar, Foundry 39, as just a few yards up Charlotte Lane he fell into Sygn, a trendy retro-style cocktail bar & diner where Edinburgh Barstar of the Day, Gavin Robertson, who after crossing the globe revealed he now wants to settle down. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sarah Brown
Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sarah Brown

Tucked on the corner of Queensferry Street and Charlotte Lane you'll find the ultra-hip bar and eatery, Foundry 39... 

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Chansons: Musical Intercultural French Cabaret

Chansons: Musical Intercultural French Cabaret

Bienvenue to Chansons, the musical intercultural cabaret. 

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Live @ The Drill Hall
Live @ The Drill Hall

Celebrate the return to live entertainment with an exciting evening of variety hosted by radio perso… 

Best of Burlesque
Best of Burlesque

Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns with a new all-star extravaganza! An international round-… 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah It’s Super Scott’s Variety Show!
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah It’s Super Scott’s Variety Show!

Super Scott returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his own style of comedy juggling and escapology.