John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

As a reviewer I'm fortunate enough to get free tickets to many shows. As it was the last Friday night of the Fringe I thought I'd invite some friends along to see John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations... 

Twonkey’s Night Train to Liechtenstein

Twonkey’s Night Train to Liechtenstein

Reviewing Mr. Twonkey at the Fringe has become a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Every year, I’m excited to go see his new show and then, during the performance, I find myself thinking, “How the hell am I going to review this in a way that makes sense?” This year is no exception... 

How to Be a Bad Girl

How to Be a Bad Girl

Like a piano player in brothel or a chanteuse at an orgy, Sabrina Chap is the fallen woman of cabaret. A classically-trained pianist who slipped into the world of burlesque and bawdy songs, Chap has bags of personality and cheeky twinkle that entices the audience in this small, hot space to lean in and let her take control... 

The Fringe of the Fringe

The Fringe of the Fringe

The Fringe of the Fringe is back! For the fourth year running, Edinburgh Festival Camping is hosting the show on The Fringe of the Fringe! An unpredictable night of performers from all over the Fringe joining us for impromptu performances of comedy, magic, circus, dance, poetry and burlesque... 

Earnest & Wilde: Let's Face the Music (and Franz)

Earnest & Wilde: Let's Face the Music (and Franz)

Here is something special and unusual: the life and death of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke and heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, remixed into a cabaret history lecture by two talented musicians... 

John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy!

John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy!

Quick, hide! The Fringe favourite returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary absurdist character comedy nonsense. Just terrific. Blam blam! 'A show as bafflingly stupid as this should rightly divide an audience down the middle, but through some strange alchemy the crowd absolutely lap it up... 

Speakin' Cajun

Speakin' Cajun

Brace yourself for an hour of 'richly layered contemporary and Louisiana music' (Herald) and thought-provoking spoken word in this straight-from-the-bayou cabaret theatre extravaganza of poetry and music as The Jennifer Ewan Band joins forces with the List Hot 100 spoken word theatre company Poetry Circus for a spectacular evening of distinctly Cajun moves and grooves... 

Adele Is Younger Than Us

Adele Is Younger Than Us

We've all been there, the shattering realisation that you're not Adele. Stiff and Kitsch (Winner: Musical Comedy Awards 2018, VAULT Comedy Award 2017) take you on a journey through the trials and tribulations of love, with all the heartbreak but none of the Grammys... 

Dragtime Presents: Things Live!

Dragtime Presents: Things Live!

Things Live! A variety cabaret of Dragtime's most unusual and magical drag performances yet. Drag kings, queens and inbetweens gather for an evening of opera, musical theatre, dance, lip-syncing, spoken word and general oddity! Throw the gender roles out the window and come to see Cambridge University's only touring drag troupe in their most ambitious show to date, accompanied by a live string quartet! 

The Piano Men

The Piano Men

Sing us a song, you’re the piano man... I am sure they are here somewhere – the piano women. My dad is my amazing and inspiring piano teacher. He has been since I was little. Is this connection what led me to seek out other male pianists as I grew up? I was in my late twenties before I discovered my first inspiring female pianist and it was by accident! Through my favourite piano-based songs I share my story of the men I have aspired to be like and the women I had to search to find. 

Two Dames, a Piano and a Whole Lot of Giggle Water

Two Dames, a Piano and a Whole Lot of Giggle Water

Step into the glamorous Roaring Twenties as the inimitable Hester and Ruby bring their speakeasy spirit to Edinburgh. Share an hour of idle merriment and frivolity bound together by fabulous 1920s songs: George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith and more... 

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

True to the show’s name, Richard Shelton gives us an intimate, raw glimpse into Frank Sinatra’s private life. Opening with a powerful song cover and pouring himself a glass of Jack Daniels, we start to get the feeling that there’s something slightly sinister in his past... 

St Giles' After Dark

St Giles' After Dark

Returning for this their third annual evening of cabaret, the members of St Giles’ Cathedral Choir shirk their choir robes once more to perform a sparkling cocktail of (decidedly secular) hits from both stage and screen... 

Dietrich: Natural Duty

Dietrich: Natural Duty

Sex, sequins, and scintillating musical numbers are all brought to bear into writer/performer Peter Groom’s one man (Woman?) show about the life and times of the glamourous gay icon, the one and only Marlene Dietrich... 

Artcoholic

Artcoholic

As you enter the cavernous, tunnel-like venue, the scene is set with cool music playing, whilst the stage is strewn with various artistic accoutrements: an easel, paints, brushes and Warhol images... 

Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann

Direct from sell-out performances in London’s glittering West End, the Edinburgh phenomenon and absolute staple is back for an eleventh elephantine year! Tim and Jordan present the songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira – timeless comedy legends, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann... 

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl'Amouresque is a Berlin-based burlesque and cabaret act with vintage charm and a modern twist. Seductive, playful and classy, Die Gl'Amouresque will take you on an unforgettable journey through the golden years leaving you wanting more! 

Alphabetti Cabaretti

Alphabetti Cabaretti

One hour, 26 sketches stretching chronologically through 26 letters of the alphabet. A full costume, character-fuelled sketch comedy show that thrives on silliness and an escape from the modern world... 

Trevor Feelgood's Weird Surreal Alternative Showcase

Trevor Feelgood's Weird Surreal Alternative Showcase

Back once again for the renegade master. The sexiest man in Kent is back. Like Ellie Goulding said, 'anything could happen'. The maddest compilation show you will see all fringe. New acts every day. 

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

The supernova of international cabaret and festival favourite, Sven Ratzke returns to Edinburgh in a spectacular embodiment of all that is fatal, peculiar and enigmatic in a man's world... 

Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore?

Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore?

Morgan bursts on stage dressed in a costume which is a parody of both an angel and madonna - a white bedsheet with foil halo and neon traffic cone boobs. This sets the scene for the hour which is to follow - an hour of controversial comedy and satirical speculation with a fun and frisky edge... 

Mother

Mother

Laura Curnick and Jack Mosedale are Mother and this is their show. After making their acclaimed debut at the Brighton Fringe (**** BroadwayBaby.com) Mother are headed to the Edinburgh Fringe for one week only... 

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

The UK's number one Tommy Cooper tribute returns to the Fringe! Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic and quick-fire gags made him an international star... 

The Jive Aces: Swingin’ the Fringe

The Jive Aces: Swingin’ the Fringe

The UK's number one jive and swing band, The Jive Aces are teaming up with the all-dancing, all-singing, all-tapping pinup darlings The Satin Dollz to bring you a swingin' vintage revue! Right in-between swing and rock'n'roll, you'll be unable to resist the foot-tapping tunes of yesterday brought to you with fresh energy. 

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Satirical and hilarious. She’s back! Deadpan humourist Naomi Paul returns to the Fringe with her one-woman show Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits. With her dry Jewish humour, Naomi comments on political issues, shares personal stories and performs original songs... 

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Have we reached a point where Courtney Act needs no introduction? Beloved winner of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother and previous finalist on American juggernaut Ru Paul’s Drag Race, they have entered the conversation on gender, sexuality and self expression in a way that has captured the hearts and minds of millions across the globe... 

Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

Fresh from a year of touring around Australia and the East, Henry is back and has something to say. On a very basic level, this is a lively and humorous hour of razor sharp stand-up based on one man's quest to find love... 

John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy!

John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy!

John-Luke Roberts is, for a certaint quotient, one of the staples of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Plugging away for years in various Free Fringe venues doing critically-acclaimed shows but failling to break through into the mainstream, one can only assume that the handsome, charismatic Roberts only stayed on the fringes of the Fringe through either voluntary force of will or deliberately alienating material... 

Best of Burlesque

Best of Burlesque

In the resplendent surroundings of the Assembly Speigeltent, a pumping rendition of Cherry Bomb blasts out the promise of an hour of alternative grandeur. Unfortunately the hour which follows is frustrating and mediocre at best... 

CanadaClub

CanadaClub

Multi award-winning venue CanadaHub returns to the Fringe with a new late-night show. Guest hosts introduce the best of Canadian cabaret, comedy and music from across the festival. All acts guaranteed to have been to Canada at least once... 

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Rae Mac’s welcomes back cabaret diva Tricity Vogue for more ukulele fun. Learn basic ukulele in under an hour, then relax with tea and cake while listening to Tricity perform. The second half of the workshop will teach you to play along with Tricity's own swinging tunes, ready for a final group performance... 

Fringe Wives Club: Glittery Clittery

Fringe Wives Club: Glittery Clittery

If you like your cabaret kick-ass, feminist, patriarchy-smashing and unabashedly consensual, do not miss Glittery Clittery Fringe Wives Club. You will be in ideal company, to kick the ass of the patriarchy, harnessing the power of the clit... 

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Scotland’s sultry star returns to The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh’s live music hot spot, with a spellbinding hour of jazz classics and original songs. Her quintet features a line-up of Scotland’s finest musicians... 

In Company with Sondheim

In Company with Sondheim

Enjoy a feast of songs performed by (classically-trained) singer Heidi Innes and (Thomas Beecham Scholarship) pianist Nick Launert from Sondheim's most beloved shows including A Little Night Music, Follies, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd and more. 

Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

The Rocky Horror Night at Frankenstein’s — now in its 17th year — is one of the staple nightlife experiences in Edinburgh. However, one’s enjoyment of the evening will be largely shaped by one’s taste for each of its elements, which may not be as expected... 

Poetry Bordello

Poetry Bordello

Poetry Bordello is a deliciously naughty blend of risqué spoken word and astounding burlesque performance brought to you by List Hot 100 performance poetry company – Poetry Circus... 

Frau Welt

Frau Welt

An outstanding singular performance by Peter Clements, that draws upon - yet uniquely embraces - the fine traditions of drag queen finesse, dark humour, sexual allure and celebration... 

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

Anthems – From West End to Broadway

The talented performers of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with an unmissable evening of musical theatre classics you will know and love. Performing some of the best known songs from the stage with stunning harmonies and a live band, you will be taken on a musical journey of the biggest hits from London’s West End to the shimmering lights of Broadway... 

The Great Red Sky Cabaret Show

The Great Red Sky Cabaret Show

A family-friendly mixed bag ranging from cabaret to comedy via spoken word and theatre. 

Sad Clowns

Sad Clowns

Can you decide how you're remembered? Would you want to? Would you leave a video behind just in case? Two people on stage. One person has hit the record button. What ensues is a cabaret of various ways in which one can attempt to preserve their memory, from a death tango to a reality TV skit... 

Fest on Forth

Fest on Forth

A hand-picked selection of the best performers at the Fringe. With a complimentary cocktail on arrival, catch the very best of the Fringe with a hand-picked selection of this year’s top performers... 

Queen of the F*cking World: The Second Coming

Queen of the F*cking World: The Second Coming

Returning with a brand-new kick-ass sequel, Queen's bass guitar dances across sexual politics. Unleash your inner queen! Must See Show 2017 (List). Funny Women Best Show nominee. 'Voice like Debbie Harry' (Scotsman)... 

Sod's Law

Sod's Law

From the humid and dark recesses of Greenside Infirmary Street, a particularly fabulous member of the aristocracy takes us through a rollicking and camp-filled history of homosexuality in what is surely one of the more bizarre and fabulous cabarets at this year's festival... 

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Welcome to our open-hearted open mic, where you can enjoy features from fantastic spoken word artists and different special guests daily, with a sumptuous cabaret vibe. This show is dedicated to the words and voices less heard, hosted by PBH's spoken word artistic director Fay Roberts... 

#Jollyboat: Bards Against Humanity

#Jollyboat: Bards Against Humanity

Fringe legends Jollyboat play their new comedy songs, following a sell-out national tour and the first JollyCon fan convention. Come see what all the buzz is about. ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

The Second Annual Black Comedy Showcase

The Second Annual Black Comedy Showcase

After the success of the First Annual Black Comedy Showcase, we're back – bigger, better and blacker. Featuring the best black comics from around the globe with a different line-up every day, the show is what it would look like if MLK and Bernard Manning had a bastard love child who put on a stand-up comedy cabaret... 

#Jollyboat: Why Do Nerds Suddenly Appear? (The Best Of Jollyboat)

#Jollyboat: Why Do Nerds Suddenly Appear? (The Best Of Jollyboat)

It's not the Fringe without Jollyboat! The cult hit, back for their ninth year. Arrive early – Jollyboat sell out more than Metallica. ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (TheatreReviews... 

Drugstore Culture: Live

Drugstore Culture: Live

A new weekly event bringing together some of the Fringe's most exciting artists for a mix of chat, comedy and performance. The show is being hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli and curated by Drugstore Culture, a forthcoming magazine that serves as a pharmacy for the soul – dispensing art, cinema, fashion, argument and, of course, humour to all who pass through its doors... 

Wip It!

Wip It!

Wip It! A split hour of stand-up, storytelling, characters, raps and musical comedy. Come and see an hour of tested and new material with two of the three Wip It! girls performing each night... 

Till Death Us Do Part?

Till Death Us Do Part?

A man is murdered at a wedding but whodunnit? Three women have motive and means. They met at the clandestine Secret Divorce Society, which asks the age-old question: should I stay or should he go? Mary has the perfect family, but sometimes wishes they were dead; Sally's wondering how to get hold of her fourth husband’s death-in-service benefit; and once-engaged Bobbi is now a free spirit but is she still bearing a grudge? The audience is asked to choose the murderess in this original musical comedy about marriage, motherhood and murder... 

Sister Mary's Playtime @ Teatime

Sister Mary's Playtime @ Teatime

Sister Mary McArthur returns to the Fringe following her triumphant five-star show of 2017. A laugh-a-long, play-a-long and sing-a-long extravaganza to brighten your afternoon. There will be char and maybe some Cher – why have a nap when you can have a nip? Join in the fun with everyone’s favourite nun-entity... 

Mad Women in My Attic!

Mad Women in My Attic!

Powerhouse madwoman Miss Monica Salvi brings back to Edinburgh her scintillating cabaret tour-de-force, with finely-tuned musical gems administered with the aid of her psychothera-pianist... 

Vive La Variete

Vive La Variete

Vive La Variete gathers performers from all around the world to create a dazzling spectacle that is guaranteed to entertain and never fails to please. 

Sing-a-Long a Musical

Sing-a-Long a Musical

Come along and enjoy a fantastic sing-along to the musical classics. Fun for all ages as we sing our way through the ages and genres of musical theatre. Age appropriate content. A fun way to spend a Fringe morning for all ages. 

Tom Hannah

Tom Hannah

This is a highly original one-man show – a combination of acoustic guitar and light-hearted verse touching subjects as diverse as vanity, marriage, safaris, demolition, ambition, hypochondria, Brexit and inappropriate courting techniques... 

Cabaret

Cabaret

The Le Monde Hotel cabaret show is at the forefront for discerning Fringe-goers and is a must-see of the festival! Relax in our luxurious Dirty Martini lounge, enjoy a cocktail or two and let us treat you to our pick of the Fringe artistes featuring magic, comedy, burlesque, cabaret crooners and more... 

Music to Watch Girls By

Music to Watch Girls By

After last year’s sell-out show, Pete Sinclair returns with his cool crooners and a new mix of hits from The Great American Songbook: numbers like Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Son of a Preacher Man, Downtown, Night and Day, Born Free and Que Sera Sera, from singers such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Dusty Springfield, Doris Day and many more... 

Eurosceptic Song Contest

Eurosceptic Song Contest

A Eurovision for Brexit, as conceived by the UK's foremost IDS themed Smiths tribute band The Iain Duncan Smiths. Encompassing a series of intimate, lo-fi performances from such musical eurosceptic luminaries as The Iain Duncan Smiths, Borrissey, Snoop Mogg, David Davis Bowie, Corbzy, Maydiohead and Farage Against the Machine. 

The One-Thirty Comedy Cabaret

The One-Thirty Comedy Cabaret

Enjoy a showcase of the best comedy talent to kick-start your day with our hand-picked selection – and watch what you should be seeing more of from around the city. Great fun, great value! What's not to like? At just £6 a ticket – it's sure to be a hit! Different line-up daily – check our website for more information. 

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Is the Fringe guide too wide and confusing? We understand. Kick-start your Fringe with four hand-picked comedians doing 10 minutes of their best stuff. Plan your day with our curated line-up of acts to help you make sense of your Fringe... 

Circus-Cision

Circus-Cision

Those that made the cut – featuring some of the best circus acts on the Fringe. A raucous late-night variety show hosted by the incredible Head First Acrobats (creators of smash hit Elixir)... 

The Late Night Evil Show

The Late Night Evil Show

We all have some evil in us: there is a Mr Hyde to our Dr Jekyll, a yin to our yang, a fig roll to our jaffa cake. Embrace your dark side at the Late Night Evil Show. Come to our evil lair for an hour of horror comedy and cabaret you will never forget... 

An Evening with Michael Bubbles (No Champagne Included)

An Evening with Michael Bubbles (No Champagne Included)

Fresh from last year’s Bubbles and Martini sell-out hit, this show features the forever charming Michael Bublé tribute host Michael Bubbles in conversation, taking the audience on a journey of swing and movie medleys from blockbusters like La La Land and De-Lovely... 

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

Excitement! Drama! Romance! And… knitting? A scintillating cabaret, featuring the lost knitting songs of WWI and WWII from Canada, Britain, America and France. Bring your knitting (or crochet) and stitch along to these funny, poignant, toe-tapping, needle-clicking tunes... 

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: two French musical icons. They sang songs of romance, heartbreak, hope and love. They lived lives of drama and passion. This impossible concert, featuring internationally acclaimed vocalist Melanie Gall, relives the adventure and inspiration of their lives and music... 

Denim: The Denim Juniors

Denim: The Denim Juniors

Five pop princesses celebrate the power of being yourself. This drag pop concert for kids glows with stunning costumes and live music from animated classics to party hits. Denim is the place to scream, dream, and become a queen... 

Vagabonds of Comedy

Vagabonds of Comedy

Aussie globetrotting comedian-storyteller Frank Hadchiti and Italian surrealist entertainer Fico Fellini met one damp autumn night at a West Berlin comedy open mic night. The following three years brought a deepening friendship and a lasting collaboration, resulting in their Vagabonds of Comedy, a mayhem variety show in which these two wanderers of international stages introduce a selection of two to three acts (from stand-up to burlesque), different each night, from the best that Edinburgh has to offer... 

Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast

Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast

Margo Lion, celebrated Weimar Berlin cabaret star and lover of Marlene Dietrich, is gripped by the decadence and debauchery of 1930s Berlin. This is the story of her tragic relationship with the lyricist Marcellus Schiffer, fuelled by alcohol, cocaine and jealousy set within a world of political unrest... 

Sèayoncè

Sèayoncè

'Do you believe in love... afterlife?' (Ghost of Cher). Presenting the late, great Ghost Whisperer... Séayoncé! Join this mismatched mystic as she explores the spirit world (her drinks cabinet) and chats with those on the other side... 

Hot Gay Time Machine

Hot Gay Time Machine

After their multi award-winning debut at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, the hot gays are back. Bursting with 'hilarious original musical numbers' (Stage), Hot Gay Time Machine covers all the most important moments in a gay man's life, from coming out to your mum to trying not to look at cocks in the locker room... 

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret

After performing to sold out crowds in Toronto, Death Ray Cabaret returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with more fast-paced songs and break-neck banter. Silly, dark and delightful, come celebrate human life as we knew it with hilarious songs and characters... 

Tetchy (Work in Progress)

Tetchy (Work in Progress)

The whole world is on edge. Everybody's had enough and we've never been so quick to judge and easy to offend. Multi award-winning musical comedian Kate Lucas ponders why we're all just a wee bit Tetchy... 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Join cabaret critic Ben Walters (Scotsman, NotTelevision.net) and guests for a natter about the hottest shows and latest rumblings in cabaret at the Fringe... 

Dad's Army Lunch Hour

Dad's Army Lunch Hour

Two actors play 25 characters in this Edinburgh and London hit transplanted to a specially created 1940s-style venue unique to this show, celebrating the 50th birthday of Croft and Perry's quintessentially British sitcom... 

Phil Kay: Songer-Singwriter

Phil Kay: Songer-Singwriter

Phil Kay 2.0 – Progress in work. Come be in a yurt and watch simply the best ad-libbing, extemporising, finger-picking, folk guitar shredder, tunesmith he can be. Mind-boggling. Psyche-skimming river of consciousness... 

Denim: The Reunion Tour

Denim: The Reunion Tour

After a sell-out global pop tour that came to an earth-shattering finale in Edinburgh last year – Denim broke up. Humanity has been in mourning. But now, through pop, laughter and love, these five queens will reunite for one night only... 

Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee

Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee

Agenda Benders presents Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee. Are you prepared for an hour of hys-queeria and comedy aplenty? A sketch show on steroids by the irreverent Isa Bonachera and the irrelevant Dan Wye, finalists of Sketch Off! 2018... 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

Following more successful shows at festivals worldwide, the popular show returns with a revolving line-up of acts selected from the best comedians, cabaret acts, children's entertainers and street performers at the Fringe to entertain the entire family... 

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy

UK rising comedy star Nicky Wilkinson returns to Edinburgh debut with her hotly anticipated new show, Happy: a fun-packed hour of stand-up, pies and party games. \'Effortless likeability and excellent comic timing\' (Chortle... 

F**k You Pay Me

F**k You Pay Me

An anarchic, unprecedented and hilarious insight into the life of a stripper in London's fast-changing cityscape. It's lunchtime, Bea hasn't slept, and she's dreading going home to face the consequences of last night; when her Catholic mum found out what she really does for a living... 

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

Returning to Edinburgh, Modern Maori Quartet’s live shows are parties like no other. With hearty voices in epic harmony, this award-winning contemporary Maori showband shares unique takes on showband hits and pop music, original songs interlaced with distinctive waiata (song) and dance, Maori traditions, aroha (love) and tongue-in-cheek humour, charm and charisma... 

Dream On – Kirsty Munro / Free Festival

Dream On – Kirsty Munro / Free Festival

'In my view, best new show at Leicester Comedy Festival' (Tony Booth, Leicester Comedy Festival Judge). 'Fantastically funny' (Arts In Magazine). Bipolar woman unleashes her questionable powers of seduction in what not to do when the love of your life just doesn't fancy you... 

Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary

Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary

A work-in-progress musical comedy show set in a library at the end of the world. Well, sort of. Trump has decided that literally breaking the internet is the only way he can stop people being mean to him... 

Sex Shells

Sex Shells

London's campest musical sketch comedy quartet is here to flame on your parade! Sex Shells is an explosion of original music, surreal sketches, wayward choreography and twisted rewrites of hits from pop, Disney and Broadway... 

Andrea Spisto: Miss Venezuela

Andrea Spisto: Miss Venezuela

One Venezuelan beauty queen goes on a radical journey of self-discovery as she prepares for the all-important Miss Universe competition. Andrea Spisto uses a combination of character comedy, extravagant costume, hip-hop influences and high-octane clowning to tear apart ideals of pristine beauty and propriety... 

Naomi McDonald: Stardumb

Naomi McDonald: Stardumb

Impressionist Naomi McDonald smashes down the doors to celebs\' dressing rooms, grabs them by the scruff of the neck and body slams them onto the stage. Nigella Lawson defrosts meals in her bathtub, Melania Trump hits the bottle hard and Adele sings her heart out over a custard cream... 

Ed Fringe: The Musical Revue

Ed Fringe: The Musical Revue

Fun and frenetic cabaret revue combining songs, sketches and observations in a hilarious celebration of the world’s biggest arts festival. Our charismatic and insightful MC, with the aid of stereotypical Man and Woman, and a live band, explores familiar Fringe situations through musical numbers including: August Is Here, Fifty-Fifty Chance Of Rain, Climbing Arthur’s Seat and Hamilton-inspired rap, Come To My Show... 

Clingfilm

Clingfilm

What do you get when a Pole, a Turk and a Brit turn up at a funeral? A cabaret. Obviously. Clingfilm is the dark, sparkly and anxiety-ridden world of three hipsters hashing out one WTF after another, from turning 30 to the imminence of Brexit... 

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) is a one-woman science/comedy/music show. A brutally honest and witty show about the neuroscience of love and loneliness. Drawing from her own experiences, Carys combines smart and ludicrously funny songs (The Love Monger, Space and Time, Tit Montage) with heartfelt tales, taking you on a journey to discover how love works, why it makes us do crazy things and why hugging is the answer... 

Late Night

Late Night

Late Night features one-off takeovers from the best of the fest, cabarets stuffed to the gunnels with LOLs, and even a couple of token straight white comedy dudes! Weird, hilarious stuff happening every night in a gothic church... 

Luke Kempner: House of Faces

Luke Kempner: House of Faces

Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner and his multiple personalities host an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits. Expect to see celebrities, politicians and even royalty help Luke face his faults and fears... 

Calling My Tribe

Calling My Tribe

We are the ones that fall between Gen-X and Gen-Y. Too young to be old and too old to be young. One minute it was all Ebeneezer Goode and now we're here. But what is here? It's a drawer full of magic youth creams and zero f*cks... 

Dad's Army Afternoon Tea Hour

Dad's Army Afternoon Tea Hour

Two actors play 25 characters in this Edinburgh and London hit transplanted to a specially created 1940s-style venue unique to this show, celebrating the 50th birthday of Croft and Perry's quintessentially British sitcom... 

Murray Hill: About to Break

Murray Hill: About to Break

A rip-roaring Edinburgh debut from a showbiz icon who lives to perform, and performs to live. He'll regale details of his chronic middle-aged crisis, numerous comebacks, and why he's Heartbreak Hill... 

One Woman Sex and the City

One Woman Sex and the City

Parody on love, friendship and shoes. A loving send-up takes audiences through a laughter-infused six seasons of the beloved show. Comedic whirling dervish Kerry Ipema portrays Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda as they brunch, banter, argue and swoon over men and Manolos... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Following four sell-out Fringe runs and marking 30 years of Section 28, the Iron Lady returns in her original 80s drag cabaret extravaganza! On the eve of a crucial vote, Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar... 

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice

Mawaan brings you a deeply personal and skilfully physical show about love, freedom and Missy Elliot. Fresh from supporting Simon Amstell on his 40-date UK tour, over 18 million views on YouTube, star of Carnage, BAFTA-winning Murdered By My Father, ITV's Next of Kin and BBC's How Gay is Pakistan? 'A mischievous performer, with a no-holds-barred physicality and high wattage charm' (Guardian)... 

Frieda Loves Ya!

Frieda Loves Ya!

Frieda Love is a cabaret clown attempting to save the world through comedy song, dance and guerrilla burlesque. Using the advice of a mystical fondant fancy called Mervyn, she travels through alternate universes and numerous wigs to confront the dark force that's taking over... 

Witt 'n Camp: Swag

Witt 'n Camp: Swag

You've never seen comedy like this before. Following their hit sell-out shows in Brighton, Live at Zédel and Vault Festival, this outrageous double act present Swag, a wild and joyful celebration of the female identity... 

Grant Busé: The Birds and the Beats

Grant Busé: The Birds and the Beats

We need to talk about 'the talk'. From consent to condoms to commitment, enrol in this sing-along sex ed class for adults. Using lessons learnt from his job teaching special needs students about sex, Australian Grant Busé reflects upon his own experiences and education set to an original looping hip hop score... 

Dad's Army Dinner Hour

Dad's Army Dinner Hour

Join us exactly 50 years after the first TV broadcast of Croft and Perry's classic sitcom to celebrate the show's golden anniversary, as two actors play 25 characters in vintage episodes... 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

Following more successful shows at festivals worldwide, the popular show returns with a revolving line-up of acts selected from the best comedians, cabaret acts, children's entertainers and street performers at the Fringe to entertain the entire family... 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

Following more successful shows at festivals worldwide, the popular show returns with a revolving line-up of acts selected from the best comedians, cabaret acts, children's entertainers and street performers at the Fringe to entertain the entire family... 

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson is something of an Edinburgh icon. She can be regularly seen performing on the Royal Mile and is hard to miss; her multi-coloured hair and several hundred piercings make her a unique sight... 

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Rae Mac’s welcomes back cabaret diva Tricity Vogue for more ukulele fun. Learn basic ukulele in under an hour, then relax with tea and cake while listening to Tricity perform. The second half of the workshop will teach you to play along with Tricity's own swinging tunes, ready for a final group performance... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Last Ever Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Last Ever Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

The final anarchic annual two-hour charity variety show celebrating the life and random irresponsibility of the godfather of British alternative comedy, filled with bizarre acts, egg-smashing, offensiveness, laughter and nudity... 

Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers

Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers

A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is simply unforgettable... 

Playing Politics – The Last Hurrah

Playing Politics – The Last Hurrah

Wicked musical comedy from the political parody specialists, singing truth to power for their ninth (and final) Fringe year and raising their game with a one-off, full-length extravaganza targeting Bolsheviks and Brexiteers, neocons and nationalists, Tories, tabloids and Trump... 

Joan

Joan

There are moments of brilliance in this one-person-variety-show, but Joan's intriguing idea is let down by lack of critical editing. Joan reimagines the story of Joan d’Arc, famous 15th century peasant girl who claimed to have visions of Saint Catherine, and who defied gender norms by leading the French army... 

Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman

Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman

Created through a series of devised rituals performed every month during the dark moon (when the moon is black against the sky) for three months, this show is part lecture, part sideshow and part catharsis... 

Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Richard from The Carpenters used to be on top of the world looking down on creation, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. Now, he's back at the piano once more in this razor-sharp tragicomedy that takes you on the ultimate ticket to ride... 

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl'Amouresque is a Berlin-based burlesque and cabaret act with vintage charm and a modern twist. Seductive, playful and classy, Die Gl'Amouresque will take you on an unforgettable journey through the golden years leaving you wanting more! 

Assisted Suicide the Musical

Assisted Suicide the Musical

Following sell-out UK shows and a recent stint at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, disability rights activist and actor Liz Carr (BBC's Silent Witness) brings you her TED talk with show tunes... 

North-South Divide

North-South Divide

It's kicking off all over Europe: on our footy pitches as well as our borders... Oh, in Trump-land too! Seems the Muslims want in and the rest want them out. Award-winning Germany-based, cutting-edge comedy duo Mike and Aydin return to the Fringe to solve all our woes: EU, Brexit, USA, fundamentalists, Scotland, unemployment and Nigel Farage... 

Joan

Joan

The multi award-winning show about Joan of Arc returns! Performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, history's greatest gender warrior takes the stage dragging up as the men she defies in this smash hit show... 

Denim: World Tour

Denim: World Tour

It's pop in a dazzling new costume. It's drag as you've never experienced before. Drag supergroup Denim are hitting Edinburgh on their one-stop world tour. Revel in Denim's unique brand of explosive pop in their hotly-anticipated Edinburgh debut... 

The Agony and the Ivories

The Agony and the Ivories

Comedian, musician and award-winning actor Bill Larkin from Chicago performs songs at the piano that the Los Angeles Times call 'bitingly satirical'. Songs performed from his new live album, Knowing Your Audience... 

Adele Is Younger Than Us

Adele Is Younger Than Us

Adele is Younger Than Us is a hilarious, down to earth comedy about the everyday struggles that ‘normal’ girls face. Sally O’Leary (Stiff) and Rhiannon Neads (Kitsch) present their charming stories through original anecdotal songs and stand-up routines... 

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

Twonkey is lost in the jungle. His agent, Mr Pines, has sent him to the Iquitos Fringe deep in the Peruvian Jungle but, unfortunately for Twonkey and his ever-present sidekick, Chris, there isn’t actually an Iquitos Fringe... 

The Mechanisms Present: The Bifrost Incident

The Mechanisms Present: The Bifrost Incident

The notorious space-pirate troubadours are back in orbit, bringing you a heady mix of story and song, leaving a trail of destruction and madness in their wake. Sample, if you dare, their latest cocktail of music, myth and mayhem: The Bifrost Incident, a mass-murder mystery set on a locomotive shot at faster-than-light speeds through a man-made wormhole... 

Spank!tacular

Spank!tacular

Spank's big sister returns with sexier hosts and more awesome comedy and cabaret – don't miss the 'best wild night out' (Scotland on Sunday). Previous acts include Katherine Ryan, Jason Byrne, Pete Firman and many more! Follow @spankcomedy or check venue box-office for line-ups... 

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Oh no. I really didn’t want to write this review. I really, really wanted to love Eggs Collective’s show Get A Round, especially after all the fantastic reviews that have been written about it, and the fact that it’s even going to be appearing on BBC 2 very soon! The performance is advertised as something between theatre and cabaret, and the premise is that the three female performers are taking the audience on a great night out... 

Playing Politics – A Fringe Taster

Playing Politics – A Fringe Taster

Wicked musical comedy from the political parody specialists, singing truth to power for their ninth – and final – year at the Fringe, previewing new material targeting Bolsheviks and Brexiteers, neocons and nationalists, Tories, tabloids and (who else?) Trump... 

St Giles' After Dark

St Giles' After Dark

Returning after their first immensely popular After Dark outing last year, the multi-talented Cathedral Choir singers return with another sparkling cocktail of decidedly non-sacred show tunes and cabaret songs from Cole Porter to Sondheim with lots more fun in between... 

Carol Cates: Lady Carol

Carol Cates: Lady Carol

Lady Carol, doyenne of cabaret and comedy ukulele songs for over ten years has reinvented herself and now she’s just Carol Cates. This hour of entertaining banter, charmingly funny songs and crippling self-doubt is a great introduction to the new and hopefully improved Cates... 

Pippa Evans: Joy Provision!

Pippa Evans: Joy Provision!

This is the show we’ve been waiting for.Don’t get me wrong, I love politics, but if I have to hear one more Sean Spicer gag this Fringe I will be forced to rip out my own spleen... 

Programmed

Programmed

In this blues-based reflection on the modern condition, these virtuosic musicians explore traditional topics of the blues (work, money and society) with a contemporary twist. Programmed takes us on an emotional journey, showing how emotions are being manipulated (not least by social media and the press) at the expense of collective resistance to the man of the 21st century: corporatism and the acquisitive culture that it promotes... 

Aaron Calvert: Awaken

Aaron Calvert: Awaken

'Jaw-dropping entertainment from a modern day wizard' ***** (Telegraph). Following a sensational 2016 sell-out debut, Aaron Calvert returns with more astounding mind reading and fascinating hypnotic feats in his brand-new show Awaken... 

A Case of Wonders by Sam Fitton

A Case of Wonders by Sam Fitton

A theatrical twist on the traditional magic show, A Case of Wonders combines magic, comedy and special effects in its Edinburgh Fringe debut promising to be something out of the ordinary... 

Late Night Lip Service

Late Night Lip Service

A midnight cabaret featuring “the wildest acts from across the Fringe” is setting itself up for some pretty high standards. This year, Late Night Lip Service has hit the nail on the head; it’s raucous, it’s loud and it’s certainly wild... 

Otto & Astrid: Eurosmash! (Die Roten Punkte)

Otto & Astrid: Eurosmash! (Die Roten Punkte)

Sibling duo Otto & Astrid have abandoned their punk roots in search of commercial success. This has brought them to their new album and tour Eurosmash! And everyone is invited to their gig at Underbelly Cowgate any night this month... 

Piaf Remembered

Piaf Remembered

Jungmann Productions brings the premiere of Piaf Remembered to the Edinburgh Fringe. We meet a man who shares his fleeting memories of Edith Piaf's final emotional performance at the Olympia Music Hall in Paris in 1962, which he attended as a child and led him to become a lifelong fan... 

Volte Face

Volte Face

An evening of performance in the middle of the afternoon. An electric show about turning things around, all the way round. Characters, lecoq and le music from Funny Women finalist (shorts) and Gilded Balloon's UK Sitcom Trial winner 2016, as seen on BBC Comedy... 

We'll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart

We'll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart

We'll Meet Again, White Cliffs of Dover, There'll Always be an England: Dame Vera Lynn’s nostalgic songs defined a generation. She was awarded a Damehood, received the Burma Star campaign medal, and was the first centenarian to have a top 10 album... 

Spank!tacular

Spank!tacular

Spank's big sister returns with sexier hosts and more awesome comedy and cabaret – don't miss the 'best wild night out' (Scotland on Sunday). Previous acts include Katherine Ryan, Jason Byrne, Pete Firman and many more! Follow @spankcomedy or check venue box-office for line-ups... 

Viva Napoli! Dinner and Show

Viva Napoli! Dinner and Show

Philip Contini sings your favourite Neapolitan songs with his Be Happy Band live on stage. Enjoy a delicious three course Neapolitan meal with instrumental accompaniment, followed by Philip singing love songs from Napoli... 

Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award: Grand Final

Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award: Grand Final

Vote alongside international talent scouts, relishing the excitement of seeing 2017’s hottest breakthrough stars in the making. Eight truly outstanding finalists knocked out 400-plus new comedians from around the British Isles to get through to these respected award finals... 

Stiff & Kitsch: By All Accounts Two Normal Girls*

Stiff & Kitsch: By All Accounts Two Normal Girls*

(*A real-life quote from a real-life reviewer.) Yeah, we know. Was it time to pack it in and return to their day jobs? They couldn’t – not after an unfortunate incident regarding a hangover, an unidentifiable pecan and a customer with a nut allergy... 

Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic

Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic

There is a woman sprawled across the keys of a grand piano. She rises, sings a song and composes herself in order for her grand introduction. Adelaide’s Anya Anastasia presents herself as a dejected diva and, through original songs and plenty of audience interaction, she’s going to sort out her love life and maybe teach us some lessons along the way... 

Jennaration Y

Jennaration Y

The Millennial generation goes by many names: Echo Boomers, Peter Pan and now, after the millennial star of the show, Jennaration Y. A comedic cabaret that tackles the issues surrounding being a millennial woman today, using sketches, musical parodies, stand-up and improv... 

Driftwood

Driftwood

A single red lamp shade hangs above the stage in Assembly’s Spiegeltent Palais Du Variete. The cast of three men and one woman enters and, as they writhe their bodies together and stretch out for the light, the lamp slowly rises out of reach... 

Gayshit

Gayshit

If I were to condense this review into a single word, it would unfortunately have to be the title. Gayshit is a queer cabaret and comedy night, created by Wayne Carter in response to a lack of job opportunities for other like-minded performers... 

Aaron Calvert: Awaken

Aaron Calvert: Awaken

Suave, debonair and immaculately presented, Aaron Calvert has the audience entranced from the opening seconds of his new show, Awaken. Calvert’s blend of magic and hypnosis contains moments that made me gasp, and it certainly has that most important mark of a good performance – I am still thinking about it... 

Denim: World Tour

Denim: World Tour

Denim, a drag Haus come girl band, are on tour and they’ve finally reached Wembley Arena (actually, the Belly Laugh at Underbelly). The queens – Glamrou, Crystal, Shirley, Elektra and Aphrodite – all have their own perfectly crafted identity and oversee a night of controlled chaos, mimicking girl-group conventions with fake fan mail, group numbers and the faux profundity of acoustic covers and political activism... 

A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

Returning from Australia after a successful Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2016, A Case of You is a poignant, imaginative and dynamic homage to one of the greatest songwriters of the Woodstock era... 

Rainbow Soapbox

Rainbow Soapbox

Legendary cabaret artists and arch dissectors of gender norms, Dive Queer Party are celebrating 70 years of the Edinburgh festivals (and 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality) by hopping on their Rainbow Soapbox for a series of live Party Political Broadcasts celebrating queer identity, spaces and history... 

Movin' Melvin Brown – Chuck Berry Lives!

Movin' Melvin Brown – Chuck Berry Lives!

World premiere! Award-winning entertainer, rhythm and blues legend, Brown takes classic renditions of the king of rock'n'roll, Chuck Berry, along with a dance and tap style befitting those expecting amazement in pure entertainment... 

Kat Bond: Loo Roll

Kat Bond: Loo Roll

Loo Roll is a comedy sketch show about a woman who’s been left in a giant green bin. Kat Bond plays Pat (no surname), who begins by explaining why she started her journey to becoming to a Loo-Roll Reader and sets out to convince us of loo roll’s hidden depths... 

The Iconoclasts

The Iconoclasts

The Iconoclasts is a perfect example of why one should never go into a show with any expectations. Based on the poster and description which I had only briefly skimmed, I was expecting a run-of-the-mill artsy cabaret shows, with a bit of overdone backstory thrown in... 

A Great American Songbook Cabaret

A Great American Songbook Cabaret

Songs you know and love presented by cabaret specialists Patrice and Richard, who have performed on the east coast in the US, Hawaii, Ireland and on cruise ships. Join us for a relaxed collection of standards, songs from Broadway musicals and jazzy tunes... 

Queen of the F*cking World

Queen of the F*cking World

Unleash your inner queen! Via Shakespeare, Chekhov to RuPaul, a kickass theatre-cum-cabaret tour de force exploring sexual politics and identity, revealing how an exotic dancer became Queen of her F*cking World... 

Blueswater Presents: The Porch Band Audience Picks

Blueswater Presents: The Porch Band Audience Picks

A special stripped-down lineup of The Blueswater play an upbeat swampy set of blues songs decided in advance by fans on social media. Expect guest singers and musicians to give them a hand... 

The Ruby Darlings: Lil' Darling's Lady Power

The Ruby Darlings: Lil' Darling's Lady Power

The Ruby Darlings are back for a limited run only, presenting Lil’ Darling’s solo show. Join her and her 'funny bones' (ThisisCabaret.com) on an empowering, lip-roaring, tongue-bending musical journey through womanhood... 

Anarchy Cabaret III

Anarchy Cabaret III

Steve McLean curates and introduces a revolving roster of some of the quirkiest acts from the comedy circuit and the funniest folk from cabaret land. Pick of the Free Fringe – Daily Mirror, 2015... 

Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Who will risk their life tonight? A rotating bill of bang-up performers from all over the Fringe, hand-picked by your charming Russian hostess Shantisha, the only belly dancing compere on the Fringe... 

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Welcome to our open-hearted open mic, where you can enjoy features from fantastic spoken word artists and different special guests daily, with a sumptuous cabaret vibe. This show is dedicated to the words and voices less heard, hosted by PBH Spoken Word Artistic Director, Fay Roberts... 

A Case of Wonders by Sam Fitton

A Case of Wonders by Sam Fitton

A theatrical twist on the traditional magic show, A Case of Wonders combines magic, comedy and special effects in its Edinburgh Fringe debut promising to be something out of the ordinary... 

Single Comedians Trying to Impress You!

Single Comedians Trying to Impress You!

Single comedians from around the Fringe will try to laugh their way into your… hearts in this unique and fun-filled compilation cabaret show. Blind Date meets Butlins as badly behaved hosts Sarah Mills and Miranda Kane bring you comedians they have hand-picked from across the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Syd and Sylvia

Syd and Sylvia

The year is 1987. Infamous club owner and compere Syd and his long-suffering wife, club singer/entertainer Sylvia, have been performing the same old routines at their Eastbourne working men’s club for 15 years... 

Chill Habibi

Chill Habibi

A cabaret with the best performance Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Morocco and Scotland have to offer! Come relax with the best drama, comedy, dance, music and otherness from the Arab World, and see new work and collaborations from the best of established and new Scottish voices, including David Greig, Julia Taudevin and Karl Sharro... 

Honestly

Honestly

In a world of fake tan, false eyelashes and Instagram filters, Honestly strips back the bullshit, intimately exploring feminism in the 21st century. A series of powerful monologues devised by The Television Workshop. 

The 5:30 Cabaret

The 5:30 Cabaret

The perfect appetiser for your early evening on the Fringe. A near sell-out from The Famous Spiegeltent comes indoors to The New Town Theatre Grand Hall, presenting a fast-paced variety show that packs entertainment into one hour... 

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: two French musical icons. This impossible concert relives the adventure and passion of their lives and music. 2016 Edinburgh Fringe sell out show. Piaf and Brel has been performed Off-Broadway in New York City, in UK theatres in Upton and Little Budworth, as well as around the world in Canada, USA, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and even Khartoum, Sudan... 

Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid

This fun filled revue is choke-full of classic barbershop quartet-style harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! The show pays homage to the close-harmony guy groups that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s... 

Candy Gigi Presents: Becky Rimmer's Bat Mitzvah!

Candy Gigi Presents: Becky Rimmer's Bat Mitzvah!

Becky Rimmer, along with her father and mother, Mervyn and Gaye Rimmer, invite you to join them in the celebration of Becky's Bat Mitzvah! Gaye asks that any young boys coming to the party stay behind for the interview process afterwards, in which she will choose a partner for Becky, who is 12 now and ready to settle down... 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in its tenth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year's festival. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment hosted by Forth 1's breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene... 

My Fanny Valentine

My Fanny Valentine

Megan was looking forward to her hot date with a doctor. Imagine her disappointment at discovering she’d inadvertently booked an appointment with a gynaecologist. An eclectic mix of music, comedy, storytelling and cabaret... 

Lucy Hopkins: Powerful Women Are About

Lucy Hopkins: Powerful Women Are About

A vibrational revolution of being, channeled by a goddess. Part electro-ritual, part theremin-experiment, part light-fantastic. Ultra-conscious comedy by award-winning, internationally-touring, terribly present clown... 

Modern Maori Quartet: That's Us!

Modern Maori Quartet: That's Us!

Modern Maori Quartet are a good-looking, suave, contemporary Maori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks, Maori Volcanics Showband, Dalvanius and the Fascinations, Maori Troubadours, Maori Hi Five, Quin Tikis and The Howard Morrison Quartet... 

Ivan Brackenbury's 10 Year Anniversary Party with Tom Binns, Ian D Montfort and Friends

Ivan Brackenbury's 10 Year Anniversary Party with Tom Binns, Ian D Montfort and Friends

One year late, because he got the maths wrong, Ivan celebrates 11 years actually on the Fringe with guest appearances from other creations of Tom Binns, who have recently featured in BBC One's Hospital People. 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

High-energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist. Mixing Spanish sounds and Highland harmonies in a one-of-a-kind cultural musical extravaganza. From award-winning sell-out company Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow, with virtuosic guitar and stunning dance... 

Phil Nichol: The Asylum

Phil Nichol: The Asylum

The Asylum is a fully immersive three hours of theatrical entertainment with two sets of cabaret followed by DJ Loopy in the bar, playing the most bizarre tracks he can find. Downstairs, the Aftershock Room puts on special pop-up performances from the biggest Fringe stars and the loopiest clowns on the ward... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows

Ding dong the witch is back! Multi award-winning Fringe sensation Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho returns with the most fabulous game show of all! Join the Iron Lady for songs, games and catchphrases as audience members compete for their golden giro cheque! 'So much fun Theresa May will probably outlaw it' (Chortle... 

Chris Henry: Ignorance Is Chris

Chris Henry: Ignorance Is Chris

Award-nominated Scottish comedian Chris Henry brings his raw and hilarious show about travelling our ludicrous world to the festival. Henry’s signature old-school, no-nonsense/all-nonsense style is refreshingly unpretentious and focused on the funny... 

Ava Rage

Ava Rage

A high-octane hour of stand-up, clowning and music. The debut show from comedian Lorna Shaw (E4, BBC Three, BBC Radio 4), one half of the critically acclaimed duo That Pair (Sketchorama BBC Radio 4, Soho Theatre, Funny Women Finalists)... 

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret is the apocalyptic musical comedy show from Second City veterans Kevin Matviw and Jordan Armstrong. After performing to sold out crowds in Toronto, DRC will be making their Edinburgh Fringe debut on what might be the very last night on Earth... 

Franks and Skinner Present: MindfulMess

Franks and Skinner Present: MindfulMess

Grab a morning coffee and start your (Fringe) day with a life-changing symposium (terms and conditions apply). Franks and Skinner are super trendy (they're not trendy) and ridiculously healthy (really?) and they want to be zen, mindful, in the moment – which moment? This mome... 

Danny Condon: Songs from the Black Sheep

Danny Condon: Songs from the Black Sheep

From a hit season at Adelaide Fringe, Danny Condon finds a grey area between art and science and lifts the lid on some hilarious family dynamics. Featuring original music, a bit of Chopin and a show tune or two, this new comedy embraces the oddball in every family... 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join cabaret critic Ben Walters, formerly of Time Out London, now of the Scotsman and NotTelevision.net, and guests for a weekly natter about the hottest shows and latest rumblings in cabaret at the Fringe... 

Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Richard from The Carpenters used to be on top of the world looking down on creation, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. Now, he's back at the piano once more in this razor-sharp tragicomedy that takes you on the ultimate ticket to ride... 

Late Night

Late Night

Strap in tight to the most rad, bizarre, awe-inspiring comedy and alt-performance rollercoaster at the Fringe! We’re back for our third year with one-off takeovers from your favourites, cabaret stuffed to the gunnels with fun and a feeling of general satisfaction... 

Abigail's Party – Comedy Cabaret

Abigail's Party – Comedy Cabaret

Comedy Cabaret hosted by 'supremely talented comic' (Time Out) Abigail Burdess and her glamorous assistant Dave! Abigail wrote for the BAFTA-winning That Mitchell and Webb Look and Tracey Ullman's Show! Dave can't read! Abigail and Dave invite you to a fabulous comedy shindig of songs, characters and competitions... 

Danny Condon: Songs from the Black Sheep

Danny Condon: Songs from the Black Sheep

From a hit season at Adelaide Fringe, Danny Condon finds a grey area between art and science and lifts the lid on some hilarious family dynamics. Featuring original music, a bit of Chopin and a show tune or two, this new comedy embraces the oddball in every family... 

Phil Dunning: The House of Pigs

Phil Dunning: The House of Pigs

You are cordially invited to The House of Pigs. ‘I'd recommend that you have a few drinks beforehand’ (EdFringeReview.com). ‘Tremendously entertaining... a very special show’ (BroadwayBaby... 

Patti Plinko – Dreadful Little Girl

Patti Plinko – Dreadful Little Girl

Patti Plinko returns with her dark and erotic songs inspired from Virginia Woolf, Joan of Arc to the whore houses of Paris. Mesmerising vocals, drunken fiddles and jumping guitars make for an exhilarating show... 

Charlie Baker: The Hit Polisher

Charlie Baker: The Hit Polisher

Entertainment combined harvester Charlie Baker (Harry Hill's Teatime Sky 1, O2 Comedy Gala Channel 4, EastEnders) sings his nostalgic love letter to pop music of the 80s, 90s and 00s... 

Famous Taste of Scotland

Famous Taste of Scotland

An unmissable traditional Scottish show and dinner. The Taste of Scotland experience, in its 42nd year, looks forward to welcoming you to an exceptional evening – the heart and essence of Scotland... 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

With comedy, cabaret and fun for all the family to enjoy, the Huggers show returns to Edinburgh. Each show has enough variety to entertain all ages and involves performers selected from the best comedians, cabaret performers, children’s entertainers and street performers around the Fringe... 

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Classically-trained Canadian singer Melanie Gall presents this one hour recital of the music of legendary Francophone singers Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, with songs presented thematically to capture the different themes of their lives... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

It’s the annual two-hour charity variety show filled with bizarre acts and very alternative comedy which includes the presentation of three annual Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards. The show will also include the Scottish National Russian Egg Roulette Championships and possibly a bit of spaghetti juggling... 

Alice in Wasteland Presents CabaRave... The Closing Show Party!

Alice in Wasteland Presents CabaRave... The Closing Show Party!

Come along and journey through the rabbit hole on this exciting adventure! Our special closing party presents the final Edinburgh fringe performance of the one-hour spectacular Alice in Wasteland show plus a turbo charged CabaRave after-party at Studio 24, the only true underground venue in the city. 

Kat Bond: Loo Roll

Kat Bond: Loo Roll

Kat Bond (BBC Radio 4, BBC Three, Channel 4) and, let’s throw it out there, Call the Midwife, brings Pat and her characters to Edinburgh. One half of 'sublime' duo That Pair ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

Warning: This show contains ninjas, not magic. After a standing room only season in 2015, Javier Jarquin returns with award-winning show Card Ninja. Watch, as he turns ordinary playing cards into weapons, as he battles through tests of unfathomable precision, speed and power, in a unique, unforgettable and hilarious performance... 

Bourgeois & Maurice: How to Save the World Without Really Trying

Bourgeois & Maurice: How to Save the World Without Really Trying

2016’s been a bit of a bumpy year to say the least so, it was only a matter of time before we started receiving advice from extra-terrestrials. Stepping out from a substantial amount of smoke looking like the love children of a drag queen and Ab Fab’s Patsy Stone, the Bourgeois and Maurice present an hour of cabaret with an edge that’s perfect for the clicktivists of the world... 

Liza Pulman: Everything's Coming Up Roses

Liza Pulman: Everything's Coming Up Roses

Enjoy an afternoon with Liza in an expertly pruned show about flowers, gardens and all things green! From Tip Toe Through The Tulips to Neil Diamond’s You Don’t Bring Me Flowers... 

A Passion for Passion

A Passion for Passion

It is time, after 2000 years, for the resurrection – the one and only, our beloved Jesus. But this time it can be one of you! We are inviting you to our interactive game show where the audience decides who will be the next Jesus Christ, the biggest celebrity to live and die on this planet... 

Simon Munnery and Friends: 30 Not Out

Simon Munnery and Friends: 30 Not Out

Simon Munnery marks his 30th year of Fringe shows with an unmissable, one-off gala. He'll be joined by Alan Parker: Urban Warrior, Buckethead, The League Against Tedium and a plethora of friends and very special guests spanning the serial innovator’s three decades at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Simply Bowie

Simply Bowie

Bowie as you’ve never heard him before… Former NME Male Vocalist of the Year Oliver Darley brings his own inimitable style to the music of this iconic artist. With only jazz pianist Chad Lelong for accompaniment, Oliver strips back Bowie’s most recognisable hits to present a unique interpretation of great British songwriting... 

St Giles' After Dark

St Giles' After Dark

Experience the multi-talented Cathedral Choir singers as you’ve never heard them before in this decidedly non-sacred cabaret programme. Instead of Kodaly, Stanford or Poulenc expect a tasty, sparkling cocktail of Kander, Sondheim and Cole Porter. 

JOAN

JOAN

Put your drinks down and your hands together, all the way from Domremy in France (via Soho and 600 years) it's JOAN! An earthy story of courage, conviction, hope, survival and love, this is Joan of Arc – the world's first drag king? Packed with guts, heart (and some well placed couscous), JOAN fuses lyrical new writing with drag king cabaret... 

Aaron Calvert: Mind Games

Aaron Calvert: Mind Games

Where a show like Mind Games has to shine is in the mind reading and Aaron Calvert has chosen some lovely tricks that suitably stun the participants onstage and the audience alike. Like most of the new slate of mind reader acts, Calvert doesn’t claim to have psychic abilities; rather he refers to psychology, body language and emotional cues... 

A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

Breezing in as part of the Made In Adelaide initiative after a sold out run there, I had high expectations of this presentation. It’s quite a challenge to emulate the great Joni Mitchell with her huge career which spanned many years... 

Playing Politics

Playing Politics

Wicked topical musical comedy from the political parody specialists, singing truth to power for the eighth year at the Fringe with an all-new set targeting parliamentarians and prelates, neocons and nationalists, Tories, tabloids and (of course!) Trump... 

Bob

Bob

There’s a lot to be said for injecting a bit of funk into one of Shakespeare’s many classics, particularly when a new twist comes along that hasn’t been seen before. Bob is perhaps one of the more madcap editions currently on the Fringe, and whilst I admire the pizazz and energy brought to the stage by the cast, there are a few issues that still need to be ironed out... 

Revolution in the Magic Square

Revolution in the Magic Square

Ian Saville has just become the President of the Magic Square; his election is a surprise, and proves divisive to every faction of the magic society. As a socialist magician, he believes that he can inspire the masses, yet he is beset by rebellious members in his own ranks... 

Dr Frankenstein's Spooky Disco

Dr Frankenstein's Spooky Disco

A fun-packed hour for little monsters with lots of spooky goings-on. Dance along with Dr Frankenstein and his creations in his dungeon laboratory. 

The Rat Pack Presents...

The Rat Pack Presents...

From the team behind Edinburgh Fringe hit and West End sell-out show The Rat Pack Stand-up Comedy, a series of distinct and inspiring performances from top comedians – a brand new line-up every day in the beautiful Cabaret Voltaire main room... 

Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann

The songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira – timeless comedy legends, Flanders and Swann. This internationally award-winning show is back with all the favourites – The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud), The Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh and more... 

Frisky and Mannish: CabaRIOT

Frisky and Mannish: CabaRIOT

For one special night only, F&M return with their new angry-funny-sexy show. We'll scream in the face of the wrongs in the world, because seriously, CabaRIOT is more than a show: it's a movement... 

First Lady

First Lady

This is a true story. In the early '90s in Chicago, I fell in love with a man who was running for president – in a dress. This man was Joan Jett Blakk, and he promised to ‘Lick Bush in ’92’... 

Lynn Ruth Miller: I Love Men

Lynn Ruth Miller: I Love Men

This is a show that anyone who has ever been single – and that means everyone – needs to see.Lynn Ruth Miller is, above all, a powerful storyteller, taking us from start to finish through her autobiographical story without losing a beat... 

Mambo Italiano – Dinner and Show

Mambo Italiano – Dinner and Show

How lucky can an audience be? More Dean Martin songs and stories with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band live on stage with a cracking show after a delicious three-course dinner. That's amore! 

Funny Women Awards 2016: Regional Final

Funny Women Awards 2016: Regional Final

The Funny Women Awards have left a massive impression on the UK comedy map, with previous winners and finalists including Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, Kerry Godliman and Zoe Lyons, to name but a few... 

Step into My Parlour: Michelle Burke

Step into My Parlour: Michelle Burke

'Irish stew for the soul' ***** (ThreeWeeks). Step into Michelle's quirky, memorabilia-bedecked living room and let this warm Irish folk songstress, former Cherish the Ladies lead vocalist, charm and beguile you... 

Kinsey Sicks: Lady Cocks of Bang Boys

Kinsey Sicks: Lady Cocks of Bang Boys

I have binge-watched six series of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Netflix and I love drag queens. They’re sassy as hell, have a supernaturally good skill for contouring and drawing on eyebrows (I think one time I managed to make my eyeliner winged but we’re talking sixth-form olden days) and they’ve introduced lip-syncing to the wider world... 

Pun-Man Two: Girls Just Wanna Hear Puns

Pun-Man Two: Girls Just Wanna Hear Puns

Leo Kearse, in his guise as Pun-Man, has a simple mission: to save the world of comedy from banal observational stand-up and self-righteous, long-winded anecdotes. In this, the current UK Pun Champion is a qualified success, delivering an hour of dizzying highs mixed with a few nauseating lows... 

Camille O'Sullivan: The Carny Dream

Camille O'Sullivan: The Carny Dream

I imagine Camille O’Sullivan has been called an Irish Chanteuse in reviews more times that you’ve had a flyer thrust at you on the Mile. So let’s just put it like this. Camille is a fecking good singer... 

Love for Sale

Love for Sale

The title song, by Cole Porter, makes an appearance part way through the second half of this narrativised collection of numbers, and really speaks of the character’s ultimate state of mind as the consequence of a series of experiences following her move from America to Paris... 

Wayne Carter Teaches You to Be Fabulous

Wayne Carter Teaches You to Be Fabulous

The word “fabulous” is defined as being extraordinary and wonderful, and having no basis in reality. However, it’s a genuine stretch to describe Australian Wayne Carter as mythical – even if he’s a burly guy in a dress, ready to lip-sync and do some burlesque – given he’s performing in the basement of one of Edinburgh’s less notable bars... 

Blueswater Presents: Storyville!

Blueswater Presents: Storyville!

Named after New Orleans' historic red-light district, The Blueswater is proud to present the dirtiest, raunchiest, and most violent blues songs ever written. Expect some late night mayhem in an intimate small theatre featuring guest performers and the band behind the award-winning show Blues! ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Christine Bovill’s Paris

Christine Bovill’s Paris

Award-winning chanteuse, Christine Bovill has built her reputation on the massively successful sell-out show, Piaf. In Paris, she beckons you back to the golden age of French song: a demi-monde of heroes and outcasts, cynics and bruised romantics... 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. As over the past few years, Cabaret Chinwag will offer a weekly natter about the hottest shows and latest rumblings in cabaret at the Fringe... 

Lynn Ruth Miller and Larah Bross: Gran Slam

Lynn Ruth Miller and Larah Bross: Gran Slam

Keir McAllister’s Gran Slam begins with a stand-up gig. Comedian Larah is putting on a tribute to her grandmother (played by Lynn Ruth Miller) when the woman herself arrives to steal the show, with an angry taxi driver and a huge fare in tow... 

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

In a tiny room at Sweet Grassmarket a man has placed a wide array of props, toys, figurines, dolls and detritus in an apparently haphazard way. Mr Twonkey, also known as Paul Vickers, welcomes his tiny audience before using all of his assorted trinkets to tell the tale of the Mumbo Jumbo Hotel, its denizens and the shenanigans that may or may not lead to its demolishing and the creation of a retail park that features a Frankie & Benny’s... 

Laughs With Tricks – Free

Laughs With Tricks – Free

Will the guys be out of bed in time for their lunchtime show? You bet they will. With Phil's hilarious and quick-witted stand-up; and Stu's brilliantly baffling comedy magic, you're in for a cracking hour of lunchtime fun... 

Supper Club at Checkpoint

Supper Club at Checkpoint

Assembly’s Supper Club is up against the big, flashy late night circus revues and cabaret shows and sets out to compete with these by presenting many of the very best guest acts in variety at the Fringe... 

Scarlet SoHandsome and Fiends

Scarlet SoHandsome and Fiends

For a drag queen, Scarlet SoHandsome is a real sweetie. Maybe it’s because she prefers the term “drag princess”, but SoHandsome’s persona is a far cry from those trouble-stirring shady bitches of RuPaul’s Drag Race infamy... 

Puddles Pity Party: Let's Go!

Puddles Pity Party: Let's Go!

It’s possible you’ve seen the likeness of ‘Big’ Mike Geier’s character Puddles before. Shaved head. Covered with white face paint. A little bent crown worn poutily to the side... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows

Ding dong, the witch isn’t dead! And this time it’s definitely cause for celebration! After her previous success as an ‘international cabaret superstar’ Maggie is back in business with her brand new game show that’ll briefly make you cheer for the 1% and austerity – being part of the ‘Nasty Party’ has never felt so good... 

Ross Leadbeater's Great British Songbook

Ross Leadbeater's Great British Songbook

Ross Leadbeater is an alumnus of the all-male Welsh choir Only Men Aloud!, who won the 2008 television show Last Choir Standing. He’s in Edinburgh singing songs from the Great British Songbook, but over the course of a hit-and-miss hour it proves quite difficult to pin down exactly what this Songbook is supposed to be... 

JOAN

JOAN

Too often Joan of Arc is depicted as a very quiet, very pure young woman who keeps her gaze firmly on her feet or to the Heavens: not very fun at all. Here, Joan is a gobby Midlands teen (France is bound to have a Midlands) who strikes up conversation with everyone and happily impersonates men: very fun indeed... 

Ali McGregor Hosts the Big C

Ali McGregor Hosts the Big C

Fringe royalty Ali McGregor takes the helm of this reimagining of the Big Comedy Gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, with special guest Hollywood and Broadway star Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Cabaret)... 

Mr Romantic: A Tribute to Johnny Mathis

Mr Romantic: A Tribute to Johnny Mathis

After his sell-out show at Le Crazy Coqs in Piccadilly London, Gary celebrates Mathis and his enduring legacy of beautiful music such as Misty, A Certain Smile and When a Child is Born... 

The Glitter and Doom Salon

The Glitter and Doom Salon

Jennifer Kingwell has a voice like whisky liqueur and a talent on the piano to rival her own hero, Tom Waits. As host and creator of the Glitter and Doom Salon, she clearly holds Waits in high regard and performs his songs with passion and humour... 

Fest on Forth

Fest on Forth

With a complimentary cocktail on arrival, catch the very best of the Fringe with a hand-picked selection of this year’s top performers. Once again Harvey Nichols have a fantastic line-up of comedy and cabaret taking place every Sunday evening in August, featuring four acts who will exhilarate and entertain to make this the best place to spend your Sunday evening... 

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Rae Mac’s welcomes back cabaret diva Tricity Vogue for more ukulele fun. Learn basic ukulele in under an hour, then relax with tea and cake while listening to Tricity perform. The second half of the workshop will teach you to play along with Tricity's own swinging tunes, ready for a final group performance... 

Jo Coffey: Not 25

Jo Coffey: Not 25

More stand-up and off the wall characters from the circuit's fourth shortest comic. Including Amy Winehund, the nation's only singing Amy Winehouse dog tribute act. 'Utterly barking' (List). 

Bluesy Woozy Man

Bluesy Woozy Man

Comedy with the blues – risible recollections of festivals, musicians, stolen instruments and the influence of morris dancing. Infused with blues harmonica and piano. Artist, philosopher, visionary? Or eccentric, fool, bumbler? ‘Brilliant natural clown’ (Daniel Kitson)... 

CabFab

CabFab

Bringing together comedy, cabaret, music and more from across the Fringe, CabFab is the festival's new weekend party. Featuring a new line-up each day of established acts and hidden gems at one of Edinburgh's most central venues, this is the must-attend event of the year... 

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Welcome to our open-hearted open mic, where you can enjoy features from fantastic spoken word artists and different special guests daily, all with a sumptuous cabaret vibe. This show is dedicated to the words and voices less heard and hosted by PBH Spoken Word Artistic Director, Fay Roberts... 

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings give an outrageously honest yet totally sexy look at life with a vagina. Want to know what a mooncup is? Discover the real beauty of the aubergine? Shave your pubes into crop circles? See this lip-roaring, tongue-bending musical journey through sexual inyourendos... 

Price (still) Includes Biscuits

Price (still) Includes Biscuits

Satirical and hilarious deadpan humourist Naomi Paul returns to the Fringe with her quirky four-star one-woman show Price (still) Includes Biscuits. Naomi uses characteristic dry Jewish humour to comment on topical political issues, share personal stories and perform catchy handmade songs... 

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner is a joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque and labels that just don’t stick. Armed with a ukulele, spinning plates and more costumes than you can fit in your closet, Jessica McKerlie presents a smorgasbord of original music and poetry with a common thread: Are you a man? Are you a woman? Are you sure? Inspired by Jessica’s own explorations and understanding of gender fluidity, Gender Spanner is a cabaret that goes to the very core of what it is to be human. 

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

Join JoJo Bellini for a hilarious show filled with fun, food and the songs of Tom Jones. 'Cheeky and full of charm' **** (ThreeWeeks). 'It's a bit saucy and I don't just mean the food' **** (TheMumble... 

Pear Shaped Afternoons – Free

Pear Shaped Afternoons – Free

Unique comedy double act Brian and Krysstal return to the Fringe. After doing the Festival for eight years, Brian and Krysstal decided to have a wee rest – for eight years! Peer pressure and public demand have drawn them back to their old haunt... 

Light Relief

Light Relief

Award-winning, fast-moving comedy show from London, featuring Geoff Cotton and special guest Fiona Barclay. Original songs, sketches, stand-up and special guests, including Old James Bond, Agnetha from ABBA, Sacha Distilled, Page 3 Girl Traci, David Cameron, Jeremy Clarkson, Nicola Sturgeon and Fifty Shades... 

Michelle McManus: Pop Goes the Idol

Michelle McManus: Pop Goes the Idol

Back by popular demand, presenter and singer Michelle’s brand new show, co-written with Bruce Devlin, tells the next instalment in the Glasgow based life of a glittering global megastar... 

Bad Luck Cabaret

Bad Luck Cabaret

Laurie Black taunts the gods of bad luck in her first ever show at the Fringe. Just back from a cabaret jaunt in Australia, Laurie will be joined by a variety of her favourite performers and friends including burlesque, comedy, magic, music and more... 

The Rat Pack Presents...

The Rat Pack Presents...

From the team behind Edinburgh Fringe hit and West End sell-out show The Rat Pack Stand-up Comedy, a series of distinct and inspiring performances from top comedians – a brand new line-up every day in the beautiful Cabaret Voltaire main room... 

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Spend an intimate evening of insightful and intelligent comedy with this British doctor. After leaving England for the brighter shores of Australia, Dr Ahmed returns to share some of the comical aspects of being a modern day GP... 

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Surreal clowning from a scary, sexy Basque-Spanish diva. Over the top, unadapted, inadequate. Determined to drive you bananas and shouting for more. 'One of the three most unique shows in Edinburgh' (Comedy... 

City Cafe Late Nite and Free

City Cafe Late Nite and Free

Classic late show Festival comedy fare. Ivor Dembina **** (Guardian) hosts a different line-up every night. Comedians showcasing Edinburgh show extracts, others performing their club stuff and some just showing up and having fun. 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

La Clique Encore!

La Clique Encore!

This Edinburgh Festival phenomena, born in 2003, keeps on giving. It's the show that defined a genre, conquered the world and spawned endless lookalikes. Sexy, funny, dangerous and definitely not for the faint-hearted, La Clique features the finest new circus, cabaret, dance, comedy, magic, feats of daring and delight, plus the hottest live band in town... 

Carla Lippis : Baby Carla’s Bad Girl Rumble

Carla Lippis : Baby Carla’s Bad Girl Rumble

Serge Gainsbourg in sequins brandishing a flick-knife; Duane Eddy brawling on with the Shangri-Las; Connie Francis fresh from juvy hall with only vengeance on her mind. The rebel-rousing twang of surf colliding with the hip-shaking go-go grooves of European Yé-Yé... 

Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

Get down to Frankenstein every Wednesday for a Rocky Horror Night you’ll never forget! Come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab as Brad, Janet and Dr Frank-N-Furter give in to absolute pleasure! Monstrous prizes to be won, so dress to impress and prepare to be scared! So what are you waiting for? Dig out those fishnets and get your Time Warp on! The fun starts at 11pm!  

Adele is Younger Than Us

Adele is Younger Than Us

We’ve all been there – the shattering realisation that you are not Adele. Come join your fellow mortals for self-deprecating, non-Grammy Award-winning songs and comedy. We’re all someone like us... 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

[Title of Songs]

[Title of Songs]

Enjoy a dazzling performance of everyone’s favourite musical theatre songs with twists, themes and special guests ensuring every show is unique. Experience a night at the movies, your go-to lovesick ballads or a carefully crafted set list of all the best guilty pleasure jukebox anthems, performed by our exceptional vocalists... 

Keep Out of My Box (and Other Useful Advice)

Keep Out of My Box (and Other Useful Advice)

Norma's forced to hold her inaugural Keep Out of My Box meeting at work, a tiny box office, because staffing's tight with the Fringe! Direct from New Zealand, Torum Heng delights in this multi character, mega mini musical with adorkable original songs and questionable dance moves... 

C for free at ibis

C for free at ibis

This decidedly chaotic event includes some of Edinburgh’s best performance artists, with all entertainment at fifteen minutes or less. Will this be where you witness one of the Fringe’s future top names? Anything, and everything is possible as we bring you this eclectic mix of performances from across the Fringe. 

Bonita & Billie Holiday

Bonita & Billie Holiday

Has performed to sold out audiences around the country to rave reviews. ‘…Uncanny!’ (LA Times). ‘Whether you’re a Holiday fan or not, Bonita’s homage is a must-see!’ (Examiner... 

The Late Night Sexy Show

The Late Night Sexy Show

A celebration of sex through song! Using his unique brand of satirical striptease stand-up, let Australian musical comedian Grant Busé take you on a joyous taboo-tackling exploration of the land down under... 

Adam Kay – Fingering A Minor on the Piano

Adam Kay – Fingering A Minor on the Piano

Adam Kay sits at a grand piano and sings 'bracingly intelligent, enormously funny songs' (Times) in the key of A minor. He is the frontman of Amateur Transplants, with over 20 million YouTube hits (including the iconic London Underground Song)... 

Katie Brennan's Quarter-Life Crisis

Katie Brennan's Quarter-Life Crisis

Are you crippled by student debt? Working an unpaid internship? Trying to find prince charming on Tinder? Welcome to the life of a modern day twenty-something! Join Katie for a new show packed with music, comedy and cabaret all about living that quarter-life crisis life... 

The Travelling Sisters

The Travelling Sisters

With wild eyes and a wicked flavour of comedy, Australian trio The Travelling Sisters serve up a gang of tragically charming misfits. Ridiculous. Unexpected. 'These women shine' **** (FunnyWomen... 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

Famous Taste of Scotland Cabaret Dinner Show

Famous Taste of Scotland Cabaret Dinner Show

Historic 17th-century Prestonfield House, adjacent to Royal Holyrood Park, is the spectacular setting for the Famous Taste of Scotland Cabaret Dinner Show. Traditional Scottish entertainment at its best! Haunting Scottish music, traditional song, lively ceilidh dancing and a great dance troupe... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

Anarchic annual two-hour charity show celebrating the late Godfather of Alternative Comedy. Running since 2005. Three awards, oodles of bizarre and/or sometimes offensive acts. The Greatest Show on Legs... 

The Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

The Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Back after a year off, Die Roten Punkte take the helm of this fundraiser for Macmillan. Pick of the Week (Scotland on Sunday), Top Event in Scotland (Skinny), Pick of the Fringe (Edinburgh Evening News), Pick of the Day (Scotsman)... 

Künt and the Gang – Künt'll Fix It

Künt and the Gang – Künt'll Fix It

A 90-minute bingo hall bonanza of cringey comedy and songs. Not forgetting Bongo Bingo to win a big pile of wankmags. Sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2009-2014, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival... 

Yve Blake: Lie Collector

Yve Blake: Lie Collector

Yve Blake is fascinated by the lies we tell and has even gone so far as to set up a website where you can anonymously reveal the various untruths you've told. She's taken that collection of little fibs, white lies and massive untruths and created a one woman musical comedy show that's unmissable... 

Le Gateau Chocolat: Black

Le Gateau Chocolat: Black

Le Gateau Chocolat is an experienced and highly talented performer, with several successful cabaret shows under his belt. With Black, he has created a show that explores his autobiography and the issues he has had to - and still does - face... 

Franks and Skinner Present: Myself and Myself

Franks and Skinner Present: Myself and Myself

If life gives you lemons you stuff them in a German’s face and make a joke about sauerkraut. If life gives you the opportunity to form a double act whose combined name is a mere letter away from one of the country’s best-known comedians, you take it... 

I am, I am

I am, I am

Musical comedy troubadours I am, I am are back for one night only. After their debut success in 2012, reaching the finals of the Musical Comedy Awards 2013 and triumphant sell-out run in 2014, these two bloody legends will be doing a best-of hour of fun... 

Titania – A Solo Cabaret

Titania – A Solo Cabaret

A really specific, niche or academic inspiration for a show, adapted in a completely unexpected style that still absolutely suits the material with high levels of audience interaction for the brave among you... 

The Shuffle Show

The Shuffle Show

If The Shuffle Show is anything to go by, life behind the Genius Bar requires a very specific skill-set. First, you need a real passion for customer service. Second, an unquestioning devotion to the late Steve Jobs... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher truly is the Queen of Soho. She is fabulous. Immaculately dressed with perfectly arranged hair and a knowing attitude, Matt Tedford’s Maggie oozes stage presence from the get-go, managing to maintain a high-energy performance throughout... 

Involuntary Noises – The Songs of Jody Trehy

Involuntary Noises – The Songs of Jody Trehy

‘Cracking good songs in the style of Brecht, Bowie, Bernelle and Brel’ (Tony Clayton-Lea, Irish Times), describes the music of Dubliner Jody Trehy, (writer of Eejit of Love) who plays Edinburgh with a fabulous international line-up as part of his Involuntary Noises album tour... 

Stand By Your Man - True Crime Cabaret

Stand By Your Man - True Crime Cabaret

Stand By Your Man: True Crime Cabaret presents chilling, thrilling true stories of regular women with one thing in common: they all fell in love with serial killers. Think this sort of thing only happens to other people? With a shocking twist, this True Crime Cabaret hits close to home and cuts to the bone... 

The Spooky Men's Chorale

The Spooky Men's Chorale

The Spooky Men's Chorale, from the Blue Mountains in Australia, employ a devastating combination of immaculate musical sensibilities, cavernous vocal chords and extreme silliness to explore the paradoxes of latter day masculinity... 

Café del Mundo

Café del Mundo

For a third year Edinburgh singer/songwriter Fiona J Thom brings the Lost Head Band together to perform her songs influenced by the songwriting traditions of the American Songbook, 60s psychedelia, Richard Thompson and rock’n’roll... 

Sparrow-Folk: SuBIRDia

Sparrow-Folk: SuBIRDia

Sparrow-Folk are Catherine Crowley and Juliet Moody - a female comedy duo who hail from Canberra, Australia. Witty, charming (and not to mention very, very funny), their hour-long musical comedy smash hit SuBIRDdia was an absolute delight... 

Moribund

Moribund

Moribund: a show about death and the afterlife that fails to get a rise out of the audience. It’s not that it’s a terrible production but death is a once in a lifetime experience, so there needs to be more pizzazz in a 50 minute slot entirely dedicated to it... 

Instant Sunshine

Instant Sunshine

Instant Sunshine is a unique musical comedy team that has been entertaining audiences for years with their particular blend of humorous, witty songs and hilarious routines. They take a sideways look at everyday life in a beguiling and very funny style all their own... 

Happy Birthday Without You

Happy Birthday Without You

It is difficult to know where to start with Violet Fox’s autobiographical show about her fraught relationship with her mother – I’ll take a note from her and start at the beginning... 

Playing Politics

Playing Politics

Wicked, topical musical comedy from the political parody specialists, singing truth to power for the seventh year at the Fringe with an all-new set targeting parliamentarians and prelates, neocons and nationalists, tories, tabloids and (why not?) Top Gear... 

Jess Robinson: The Rise of Mighty Voice

Jess Robinson: The Rise of Mighty Voice

Jess Robinson is a first class mimic. Veteran of TV and radio shows like Dead Ringers, Newzoids and Little Voice, she has earned her place at the top of the UK impressionist scene. She’s also a tremendous singer – combine the two disciplines and you really have something... 

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

There’s niche and then there’s the niche of the niche. That’s what you get in Melanie Gall’s Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret. The niche part is that she’s singing songs that mention knitting... 

Jon Cozart – Laughter Ever After

Jon Cozart – Laughter Ever After

With over two million subscribers to his YouTube channel and fifty two million views and counting for his first Disney parody video After Ever After, Jon Cozart is something of a sensation as a singer and songwriter online... 

The Emperor of America

The Emperor of America

This fast-paced piece of Wild West-inspired physical theatre is an innovative and extremely entertaining romp, including gorgeous girls in voluminous outfits and suave men with elaborate moustaches... 

Come Together, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Perform The Beatles

Come Together, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Perform The Beatles

In this exciting collaboration, award-winning vocalist and performer, Jungr, and Grammy and Emmy Award winner McDaniel investigate The Beatles; celebrating Paul, John, George and Ringo with new, often unexpected arrangements... 

Ian D Montfort: Under Sciencey Conditions

Ian D Montfort: Under Sciencey Conditions

Tom Binns has a huge reputation to protect. His flyers are littered with laurels and 5 star reviews, some of which must be credited to his most famous character – hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury... 

Amy Howerska: Sasspot

Amy Howerska: Sasspot

Reviews have to be written in the context of the cost of the ticket, and while Amy Howerska’s debut stand-up hour is by no means bad per se, it never quite rises to a level high enough to justify the hefty £11... 

Scott Smith: Wonders at Dusk

Scott Smith: Wonders at Dusk

Wonders at Dusk is not just a magic show; it is a magical experience. Scott Smith does not define himself; he does not say, 'I am a magician, here are the tricks I am going to do for you'... 

The Jive Aces: Spread a Little Happiness

The Jive Aces: Spread a Little Happiness

The UK's number one jive and swing band return for four nights with an electrifying new show. Special guests Cassidy Janson (stunning vocalist, original West End cast of Wicked) and The Three Belles (outstanding trio harmonies)... 

BBC: Radio 1's Fun and Filth Cabaret

BBC: Radio 1's Fun and Filth Cabaret

Scott Mills and Huw Stephens present Radio 1’s Fun and Filth Cabaret. Expect late night outrageousness with a dangerous mix of celebs, comedy, music, dancing and the weirdest cabaret from the Fringe... 

Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali McGregor: Decadence

For one night only! A decade of jaw-dropping vocals, sensational song interpretations and sparkly gowns from cabaret superstar Ali McGregor. From her first season with legendary show La Clique, solo shows Jazz Cigarette and Alchemy to her cult Late-Nite Variety-Nite, Ali has become an unmissable feature of the Fringe... 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Bill shows (where the show is made up of several guest acts) can be a mixed bag especially when the format is to showcase one venue’s acts from across their programme. Another difficulty can be when your afternoon show is marketed as being family friendly but many of your acts have shows that are far from that description... 

Limbo

Limbo

Limbo is a pretty hot ticket this fringe. Brought to us Underbelly Productions, Strut & Fret Production House and Southbank Centre after massive success in Adelaide and New York and more, it's one of the show-stopping acts taking over the new circus hub... 

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

With her bright red hair and black-lined eyes, Penny Arcade looks like some sort of cartoon superhero – and she has the commanding stage presence you’d expect of one too. Her set is underscored with an excellent soundtrack, mixed live by her long-term collaborator Steve Zehentner, which gives the whole thing a wonderful energy... 

Torna a Sorrento – Dinner and Show

Torna a Sorrento – Dinner and Show

Let Philip Contini take you back to Sorrento for songs, stories, sunshine, romance, Neapolitan food and wine. With his Be Happy Band live on stage. Savour a three course Neapolitan dinner, pre-performance... 

Spanktacular

Spanktacular

Spanktacular returns for an incredible 12th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and the inevitable gratuitous nudity. With the most exciting stand-up, magic, sketch, musical comedy and cabaret talent on the Fringe, don't miss the 'Best Wild Night Out' (Scotland on Sunday) at the Festival! Spank! You love it! 'This is what the festival should be about' (List)... 

Late with Lance!

Late with Lance!

Lance Jonathan (Peter Michael Marino) has had enough of sitting around as understudy on his dads' ship the S.S. Spectacular, so he's sought the bright lights of Edinburgh with nothing more than a song in his heart and blind optimism in his somewhat underprepared set... 

WOMANz: Jou're Welcome

WOMANz: Jou're Welcome

Everyone has that one persistently irritating friend. The sort of person who just won’t stop talking and who spews rubbish with such confidence that you just want to smack them. You’re not impressed, and this definitely isn’t funny... 

The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show

The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show

Punch and Judy has been a long running stalwart of beachside entertainment for the whole family – but whatever you do, don’t bring the kids to this live-action adaptation. Featuring sex, violence and a lot of bad language, Brent Thorpe and the gang have flown in from Australia to bring a wickedly dark vision of Mr Punch’s life without Judy – expect nothing but the outrageous... 

(Re)Experimentalista!

(Re)Experimentalista!

After five years, Susanna Macdonald (The Marvellous Mrs Mulvihill), returns to the Fringe with her unique brand of manic musical mishaps for two nights only. Pedalling a mix of cabaret/indie/anti-lo-fi/rock imaginings the inimitable Scottish songstress promises not to do it again (well, not this year anyway)... 

Hitch!

Hitch!

From Rope to Psycho, Hitch by the Mary Bijou Circus Theatre Company covers all the famous Hitchcock thrillers plus at least one you may not know, as admitted to by a sheepish audience member in the front row... 

Piff the Magic Dragon – Breakfast at Piffany's

Piff the Magic Dragon – Breakfast at Piffany's

What do Shania Twain, David Copperfield and Penn & Teller have in common? They've all had Breakfast at Piffany's, and this year you can too. Direct from Las Vegas, Piff the Magic Dragon and Mr Piffles return to the Fringe with new tricks, old snacks and sweet, sweet prizes... 

Late Night Variety with The Martini Encounter

Late Night Variety with The Martini Encounter

A cheeky dollop of late night variety, hosted by the witty and playful ukulele strumming, close harmony singing trio – The Martini Encounter. Featuring special guests nightly on a bill which bulges with the best and naughtiest cabaret and variety acts from the Fringe... 

Cabaret at Le Monde

Cabaret at Le Monde

Despite the exceptional charm of host Bruce Devlin, the acts for Cabaret at Le Monde tonight lack conviction; performers having seemingly little motive other than to plug their own shows... 

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

At the start of her show Katia Kvinge explains the combination of cultures which has helped make her the person she is today. With Norwegian parentage on one side, American on the other and spells living in Scotland, England and the States it quickly becomes clear that the character comedian has a deep well from which to draw inspiration... 

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

Edinburgh 2013/14 sell-out hit and Time Out Critics’ Choice 2014 returns for a limited run. Top stand-ups all on stage for the whole show, this year with bigger names, bigger band and big Vegas dreams! 'Classy stand-up show... 

Nina Simone: Soul Sessions

Nina Simone: Soul Sessions

“Gospel is the music of the soul” says Apphia Campbell midway through her romp into the music of Nina Simone. With a voice echoing the very same heart and soul of gospel music which Nina Simone has come to personify, Campbell’s performance is a powerful and captivating journey through her and Simone’s life... 

Rocky Horror Night 2015

Rocky Horror Night 2015

Frank N Furter and the gang are back for the 14th year of Rocky Horror themed fishnet fun and frolics at the one and only world famous Frankenstein! So Dammit Janet! Dress to impress and prepare to be scared! 

Camille O'Sullivan – Brel

Camille O'Sullivan – Brel

The ‘Queen of the Fringe’ (BBC) returns to Edinburgh for five nights only, performing the mesmeric, passionate and poetic songs of Jacques Brel – master of emotional storytelling in song... 

International Stud

International Stud

Originally a one-act play consisting of five scenes, The International Stud premiered Off-Off-Broadway in 1978 and later became the first part of Harvey Fierstein's landmark work, Torch Song Trilogy, which opened three years later... 

Daddy and Robin I Love You (Featuring the Little Snowman)

Daddy and Robin I Love You (Featuring the Little Snowman)

Surreal clown, singer and Phil Kay collaborator Cammy Sinclair (38yrs) accidentally took his son Robin (3yrs) to a gig. Robin insisted on getting involved in the act and a unique and wonderful double act was born... 

Lisa Gornick's Live Drawing Show

Lisa Gornick's Live Drawing Show

Lisa Gornick’s Live Drawing Show opens with an interesting and inventive premise: using the aid of drawing in real time to tell a story. A camera positioned above her desk, littered with pens, paper and personal artefacts, records Gornick’s hands expertly speeding across the page illustrating the scenes she describes into a microphone... 

Déjà Vu – A Mind Reading Show Like You Won't Have Seen Before

Déjà Vu – A Mind Reading Show Like You Won't Have Seen Before

Deja Vu, according to a very quick Google search I just did, means 'a feeling of having already experienced the present situation.' Now, while Francis Girola did inspire this feeling throughout his performance, it was more in relation to his incessant need to repeat the definition more than necessarily fulfilling it in a magical sense... 

A Storm in a D Cup

A Storm in a D Cup

Amelia Ryan is accustomed to accidents, inclined to insult, prone to gaffs, whoopsies, and boobies. Or so we are told, as it's hard to believe when she puts on such a slick hour of entertainment... 

Die Roten Punkte – Haus Party

Die Roten Punkte – Haus Party

For the first time, Die Roten Punkte's Otto and Astrid bring their late night cult hit to Edinburgh! A ganz-toll line-up of musical comedy, variety and party game madness from Berlin's self-proclaimed best band ever! Ich liebe Haus Party! 

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

Edinburgh 2013/14 sell-out hit and Time Out Critics’ Choice 2014 returns for a limited run. Top stand-ups all on stage for the whole show, this year with bigger names, bigger band and big Vegas dreams! 'Classy stand-up show... 

Fest on Forth

Fest on Forth

Harvey Nichols Forth Floor is excited to see the return of Fest on Forth, the very best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We have a fantastic line-up of comedy and cabaret taking place every Sunday evening in August, featuring four acts who will exhilarate and entertain to make this the best place to spend your Sunday evening... 

That Silly Show

That Silly Show

Join Jim and Miranda for an hour of jokes, songs and good old-fashioned entertainment with their own brand of friendly silliness. Come watch a vegetarian (w)rap, hear an ode to a Jägerbomb and a song for anyone fed up with Let it Go... 

Jollyboat: Nerdplay

Jollyboat: Nerdplay

World-touring comedy rock stars Jollyboat get fangirly over Game of Thrones, Star Wars, role-playing and of course, pirates. Multi award-winning geek-cabaret. ‘If you like Flight of the Conchords, you'll f*cking love Jollyboat’ ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Anarchy Cabaret (Return of the Tight Six)

Anarchy Cabaret (Return of the Tight Six)

Straight from London's comedy and cabaret circuit: Harry Scott-Moncrieff, Faye Treacy, Steve Mclean and Oh Standfast return following their hit run of 2014 (Daily Mirror, Pick of the Fringe)... 

Spank

Spank

Spank returns for an incredible 12th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and inevitable gratuitous nudity. You love it! ‘This is what the festival should be about’ (List). ‘Legendary party night ... 

The Euromen

The Euromen

Late-night lunchtime show! Join The Euromen in their hangover cabaret from the night before. Magnus, Icelandic balladeer, and Andrzejek, Polish performance artist, will be celebrating the culture, traditions and spirit of Europe through music, poetry and tantric massage... 

That Silly Show

That Silly Show

Join Jim and Miranda for an hour of jokes, songs and good old-fashioned entertainment with their own brand of friendly silliness. Come watch a vegetarian (w)rap, hear an ode to a Jägerbomb and a song for anyone fed up with Let it Go... 

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs, The Undertaker, invites you into his chapel of unrest. From out of the darkness this minister of mirth, mayhem and merriment emerges. Seymour delights in mocking, shocking and provoking mischievous thoughts about life and death... 

Learn To Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Learn To Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Rae Mac's welcomes back cabaret diva Tricity Vogue for more ukulele fun. Learn basic ukulele in under an hour, then relax with tea and biscuits while listening to Tricity perform. The second half of the workshop will teach you to play along with Tricity's own swinging tunes, ready for a final group performance... 

Weill at Heart: Kurt Weill's Cabaret Songs

Weill at Heart: Kurt Weill's Cabaret Songs

Acclaimed cabaret singer Bremner Duthie and a swinging band led by pianist David Patrick celebrate the dark, decadent and always lovely music of Kurt Weill. ‘Incredible delivery’ (PBS, Louisiana)... 

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

Scottish BAFTA nominated character comedian Katia Kvinge (as seen on BBC, MTV and Channel 4) hits Edinburgh with her fast-paced, one-woman, multi-character, debut hour comedy show! Fresh from performing at the Second City, Groundlings and UCB theatre Los Angeles... 

A West Coast Experience from Oz

A West Coast Experience from Oz

Annie walks, talks, sings and dazzles! A Highland lass returning home with Aussie bassist John Wilson, The Inimitable Victor Brox on keys, a grab bag of West Coast Oz experiences and an eclectic musical mix to mess with your mind... 

Irish Comedy Carnage and TedFest Toilet Duck

Irish Comedy Carnage and TedFest Toilet Duck

Every night at quarter to one, we will be bringing the best Irish (and a strictly limited number of) UK and International comedians who will perform the highlights of their solo shows... 

A Varie-Tease Burlesque

A Varie-Tease Burlesque

Internationally acclaimed Burlesque producer Chaz Royal (London Burlesque Fest, World Burlesque Games, Best of Burlesque) brings an early evening Variety Burlesque revue like no other to the historic Tron Kirk Church on the Royal Mile with Varie-Tease! Sexy and saucy titillation with raucous comedy and the very best in variety to entertain you... 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

Back due to popular demand, multi award-winning comedian Javier Jarquin returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Card Ninja, a riotous and dazzling display of comedy and card stunts... 

Vive La Variété

Vive La Variété

A must-see cocktail of the best in sensational cabaret, comedy, burlesque and musical entertainment. Vive La Variété takes the best of the Fringe and adds a pinch of secret magic to create a stunning new show every night... 

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs, The Undertaker, invites you into his chapel of unrest. From out of the darkness this minister of mirth, mayhem and merriment emerges. Seymour delights in mocking, shocking and provoking mischievous thoughts about life and death... 

Huggers

Huggers

The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together... 

Get Jazzy On It!

Get Jazzy On It!

Hailing from the rolling hills of Devon, The Bluebelles are Exeter University’s finest female a cappella group. Taking songs old and new and transforming them into jazz and female barbershop wonders, this show will take you on a journey from Ella Fitzgerald to Taylor Swift and back again... 

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelight knows the Fringe inside out. She's been all over the festival picking the very best acts from the world of stand-up, cabaret, music, kids shows, theatre and more, to delight and entertain you… a different line-up each day… all for free! 

Oh Lady Be Good

Oh Lady Be Good

A feast of classic jazz and blues flavoured with iconic jazz-femme legends including Ella, Billie, Sarah, Bessie, Peggy, Eartha, highlighted by acclaimed, internationally touring Brisbane singer/actor Melissa Western and her world-class band... 

Ludwig Live!

Ludwig Live!

Ludwig van Beethoven has written operas, sonatas, and symphonies. What’s next for the immortal genius? Why, a swinging cabaret act, of course! Join Beethoven as he sings about his angry mistresses, his rivalry with arch nemesis Mozart, and his senile mentor Haydn... 

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelight knows the Fringe inside out. She's been all over the festival picking the very best acts from the world of stand-up, cabaret, music, kids shows, theatre and more, to delight and entertain you… a different line-up each day… all for free! 

Titty Bar Ha Ha: Club Titticana

Titty Bar Ha Ha: Club Titticana

The murderous hostesses, Hope and Gloria return for their third year of high end filth and games. The vibe is Calypso, the songs and games are new, kazoos are inevitable. ‘Probably the most fun I've ever had’ ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

Scottish BAFTA nominated character comedian Katia Kvinge (as seen on BBC, MTV and Channel 4) hits Edinburgh with her fast-paced, one-woman, multi-character, debut hour comedy show! Fresh from performing at the Second City, Groundlings and UCB theatre Los Angeles... 

Welcome to Clown Town – At the Fringe!

Welcome to Clown Town – At the Fringe!

MCs Hjalmar Tjan and Benji Waterstones welcome you to Clown Town, as they host a daily variety show review of top national and international stand-up comedy. Each line-up of acts is carefully curated to complement each other and topped by an award-winning headliner daily... 

Lili la Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

Lili la Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

The hottest ticket of the Fringe is back! Treat yourself to a late night date with Lili la Scala and her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati. Previous guests include Jason Manford and The Boy With Tape on His Face... 

Déjà Vu – A Mind Reading Show Like You Won't Have Seen Before

Déjà Vu – A Mind Reading Show Like You Won't Have Seen Before

Have you ever been surprised to receive a phonecall from a friend that you were just thinking about? How many times have you felt so in tune with a person that you knew what they were about to say before they uttered a single word? Life is full of those little mysteries that are too often easily cast off as mere coincidences... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Fringe sensation, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, returns after 2014’s total sell-out run (and at London's Leicester Square Theatre) in the drag comedy musical extravaganza like no other! On the eve of the vote on Section 28 Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar, but will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it's too late... 

Light Relief

Light Relief

A fast-moving, award-winning comedy show featuring original songs, sketches, satire, stand-up and a caption competition to win an excellent bottle of wine... Special guests: Sacha Distilled, Page 3 Girl Traci, Nicola Sturgeon, James Bond, Alex Salmond, Agnetha from ABBA, Nigel Farage, Whiplash & Partners, Ana and Christian from Fifty Shades Darker... 

The Orchid and the Crow

The Orchid and the Crow

When death looks you in the eye, whom do you turn to? Your psychologist? God? Or Lance Armstrong? Reflecting on Daniel's real life (and almost death) experiences, The Orchid and the Crow is a solo performance that features original songs from the award-winning writers of Die Roten Punkte... 

Dyer and Whitney: You and I

Dyer and Whitney: You and I

After their successful debut last year, Dyer and Whitney are back with more of their unique, original and hilarious character comedy sketches and songs! This new duo sold out at Leicester Square Theatre 2014... 

Daniel Cainer: 21st Century Jew

Daniel Cainer: 21st Century Jew

Brand new stories-in-song from this award-winning master songwriter. Fringe favourite Cainer explores the challenges and contradictions of being Jewish in 21st century Britain. A show for anyone who has ever wrestled with their heritage, their history, their home and their heart... 

Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz!

Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz!

Ali McGregor returns with her award-winning hour of jazzy beats and trashy pop-treats that will get your kids singing, twisting and dancing. Direct from sell-out Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Edinburgh Festival seasons, McGregor and her trio of incredible jazz musicians are joined by two dancers with rock'n'roll, swing and jive moves... 

Vampire Cabaret

Vampire Cabaret

A Vampirissimo cabaret packed with swinging satirical popular songs, jumping live band and spectacular dancing. Be tempted by the deadly, seductive songstress Vampi and her sisters of the night, as they enchant the denizens of the festival with standout songs from their devilish time on earth... 

Kate Lucas – Work in Progress

Kate Lucas – Work in Progress

Some people know exactly what to say, exactly what to think and exactly how to behave. They breeze through life with grace, efficiency and ease. Bastards. Kate does not. A kooky blend of niceness and cynicism, with a ‘razor sharp wit’ (BroadwayBaby... 

The Wild Card Kitty Show

The Wild Card Kitty Show

In this solo show, Wild Card Kitty presents a compendium of character comedy based chicanery, transforming into different artistes from around the globe showing off their special skills... 

Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann

The songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira – timeless comedy legends, Flanders and Swann. Join multi award-winning comic Tim FitzHigham and Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins for all the favourites – The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud), The Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh and many more... 

Tina C: Herstory

Tina C: Herstory

2015 sees the long-awaited release of the second volume of Country music legend Tina C's biography, Complete and Utter Country. Hear stories about everyone from Tammy to Taylor, Mother Teresa to Bashar al-Assad, illustrated with some of the finest country songs ever penned... 

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Gala Launch

Join us as we celebrate and launch our 35th Festival Fringe season. Come along for a sneak peek of some of the biggest and most exciting shows we have on offer. Always a sell-out. 

Diane Chorley: Duchess of Canvey

Diane Chorley: Duchess of Canvey

Join Diane, former owner of 80s Essex nightclub The Flick, and her band, The Buffet, for a showbiz, late-night musical spectacular, with comic tales of her troubled and infamous past... 

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo. A hom-com in song. Naughty Nickers of the legendary gay theatre group Bloolips tells the story of their early 1980s debut in the USA, his big San Francisco romance with handsome Dr Jeff, and his subsequent life as one of the UK's longest surviving HIV+ diagnoses and living with AIDS... 

Famous Taste of Scotland at Prestonfield House

Famous Taste of Scotland at Prestonfield House

An unmissable evening of traditional Scottish music and performance. Traditional Scottish show and dinner with pipers, dancers, haunting traditional song, ceilidh music, fiddles and a finale with Scotland’s Three Tenors... 

Huggers

Huggers

The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together... 

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret

After performing to sold out crowds in Toronto, Death Ray Cabaret returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with more fast-paced songs and break-neck banter. Silly, dark and delightful, come celebrate human life as we knew it with hilarious songs and characters...