Absolutely Burlesque Cabaret

Absolutely Burlesque Cabaret

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

Marcel Lucont – Le Temps Perdu – The Lockdown Verses

Marcel Lucont – Le Temps Perdu – The Lockdown Verses

Britain’s favourite deadpan Frenchman presents poetry, songs and wry musings from fans’ suggestions during lockdown. 

Shenanigans Cabaret On Tour

Shenanigans Cabaret On Tour

Join London-based producer and host Foxi Blue for a saucy night of delectable debauchery, featuring stunning and scintillating new and established burlesque acts from Scotland and … 

The Best of the Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards

The Best of the Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards

Two dangerous Irishmen doing dangerous things for a laugh. 

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty at 90+

Affectionate musical comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch. 

BlundaBuskers: Pianist Wanted!

BlundaBuskers: Pianist Wanted!

Fantastic late-night mess-about with BlundaBus favourites Lucy Hopkins, Bob Slayer, Cammy Sinclair, Eilidh Hodgson and… more! The twinkliest idiots, witches and clowns. 

Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

A fabulous selection of outrageous queer performers from across the Fringe. 

Myra DuBois – Dead Funny

Myra DuBois – Dead Funny

Myra is dead; long live Myra! Realising she stands to miss out on the most attention she’ll ever receive, the ‘acid-tongued and funny to the bone’ (Time Out) Myra brings forw… 

The Reichstag Is Burning

The Reichstag Is Burning

A national emergency is declared. 

Someday

Someday

Musician and coach Jennifer Trijo invites you to be mindful as she serenades you with her own form of music therapy. 

A Bohemian Rainbow

A Bohemian Rainbow

Come and join the Bohemians on a spectacularly colourful musical journey! We’ll be featuring songs from musical theatre and film, both old and new, which include In The Heights, Wi… 

ABCd'airs

ABCd'airs

ABCd’airs. 

Gash Theatre Gets Ghosted

Gash Theatre Gets Ghosted

A referential piece of immersive digital theatre set in a flat that’s been possessed – Poltergeist style – by the ghost of pop-cultural masculinities. 

The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Flight of Fantasy Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Flight of Fantasy Tour

Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped song and dance destin… 

Best of Burlesque

Best of Burlesque

Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns with a new all-star extravaganza! An international round-up of the finest in strip tease, cabaret and variety at the Fringe, from the leg… 

The Easy Rollers – Drop Me Off In Harlem

The Easy Rollers – Drop Me Off In Harlem

Taking you back to the roaring 20s, The Easy Rollers is a seven-piece jazz band specialising in music from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era. 

Oh My Days

Oh My Days

Magician and comedian extraordinaire, Tom Elliott makes his unmissable Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2020. 

The Songcatcher: Folk, Flamenco and Theatre-Style Songs

The Songcatcher: Folk, Flamenco and Theatre-Style Songs

Following successful tours of Australia, the USA and the UK, English folk-acoustic duo Skinner and T’witch return to Edinburgh with a live show of original music. 

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Smokey Joe’s Cafe celebrates many of the greatest hits of the golden age of rock’n’roll in America. 

A Toast to Prohibition

A Toast to Prohibition

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition with flappers, gin fizz and a cabaret concert featuring lost speakeasy songs. 

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Join lifelong friends, Annie and Angela, as they celebrate approaching forty, single and ready to mingle in a drag-infused musical comedy where you’re on the very special guest l… 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show 2020

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show 2020

Great value lunchtime comedy compilation showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics. 

NewsRevue

NewsRevue

Guinness World Record-breaking NewsRevue is the longest-running live comedy on the planet. 

All Stars Burlesque

All Stars Burlesque

The very best burlesque performers at the Fringe come together for more glamour and risqué late-night entertainment. 

Tom Crosbie: Nerd Degree Burn

Tom Crosbie: Nerd Degree Burn

Somehow, Tom Crosbie, the nerd’s nerd, never actually got a degree. 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

Warning: This show contains ninjas not magic. 

Jess Robinson: Jess to Impress!

Jess Robinson: Jess to Impress!

Get your glad rags on for festival favourite Jess Robinson – as she returns with her incredible live band and a brand-new show! Join the quadruple award winner for an hour of ele… 

Funny Women Awards 2019 – Semi-Final

Funny Women Awards 2019 – Semi-Final

The semi-final of the 2019 Funny Women Awards. 

Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

‘One of the world’s great cabaret singers’ (Time Out) presents unique interpretations of Dylan and Brel alongside her own material. 

Aaah! The Fringe of the Fringe is back!

Aaah! The Fringe of the Fringe is back!

It’s back, the show on the fringe of the Fringe! Come join us at the Fringe’s best up-and-coming venue for an unpredictable night of music, comedy, dance, magic, poetry and circus!… 

Fawlty Towers Live Themed Dinner Show

Fawlty Towers Live Themed Dinner Show

The Fawlty Towers Live Themed Dinner Show is one of two similar events happening at this year's Edinburgh Fringe; both themed dinners based on the legendary iconic 1970s sitcom… 

Silent Disco Show

Silent Disco Show

Part show, part disco, all party! Electric live performances and three channels of music to choose from on your glowing headphones. 

Eurosceptic Song Contest

Eurosceptic Song Contest

Curated by satirical parody-pop pun merchants The Iain Duncan Smiths, the Eurosceptic Song Contest is a Eurovision for Brexit that features intimate live performances from Borrisse… 

Shameless Berlin Presents: Pussy Powered Protest

Shameless Berlin Presents: Pussy Powered Protest

Join us for a hedonistic hour of weird, funny and confusing entertainment direct from the seething capital of culture and queerness, Berlin. 

The Scott Walker Songbook

The Scott Walker Songbook

Scott Walker was one of popular music’s most fascinating and elusive characters. 

Itinerary of an EU Migrant Worker – A Bittersweet Anglo-French Musical Comedy

Itinerary of an EU Migrant Worker – A Bittersweet Anglo-French Musical Comedy

French-born Marianne has spent most of her adult life in the UK. 

Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret

Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret

We highlight the Latin music elements, which were so important in films internationally, with European tangos, Balkan gypsy jazz and operetta alongside iconic Dietrich hits and new… 

Stay Loyal to the Royals

Stay Loyal to the Royals

YouTube sensation, the Queen, is bringing her unique brand of Christmas messages live to the stage. 

Dog Tales

Dog Tales

People have much to hide. 

The Rebirth of Meadow Rain

The Rebirth of Meadow Rain

Trauma is never an easy thing to talk about. 

Christine Bovill: Tonight You Belong to Me

Christine Bovill: Tonight You Belong to Me

Brand-new show from the award-winning, five-star Glaswegian chanteuse. 

The Lashes: Return of the Lash

The Lashes: Return of the Lash

The Lashes are three queens on the run from Gaylead. 

The Dots

The Dots

Within a basement room of the Hanover Suite (Venue 119) is perhaps the best musical sketch comedy you will find this Fringe. 

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!

It’s hard to make a comedy about the murder of 45,000 women but Holly Morgan does just that, and then some. 

An Audience with Yasmine Day

An Audience with Yasmine Day

If character comedy tickles your funny bone then look no further than An Audience With Yasmine Day at Pleasance Courtyard. 

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

The lights are low. 

Pamela's Palace

Pamela's Palace

Welcome to Pamela’s Palace. 

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)

An award-winning, one-woman science comedy-musical about the neuroscience of love and loneliness. 

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Starry, a New Musical in Concert

Coming off their sold out shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City and Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles, this concert version of Dahan and D’Angelo’s emotional and exp… 

Being Frank About Sinatra

Being Frank About Sinatra

‘If it weren’t for music, I would’ve ended up in a life of crime. 

Jive Aces Big Beat Revue

Jive Aces Big Beat Revue

UK’s No 1 swing band, The Jive Aces, present their biggest theatre show to date The Big Beat Revue! Also featuring Kara Lane, Lottie B and Grazia Bevilacqua, this show features t… 

Murder Ballads

Murder Ballads

Murder Ballads is adapted from the 1995 album of the same name by cult artist Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. 

The Piano Men

The Piano Men

Why is it when we think of the piano it is always men at the forefront? ‘Sing us a song, you’re the piano man. 

West End Producer – Free Willy

West End Producer – Free Willy

Join West End Producer as he auditions special guests for his Free Willy musical. 

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Satirical four-star solo show with original songs, topical stories and Jewish humour. 

'Round Midnight Sessions

'Round Midnight Sessions

The TAHP present their late-night sessions at the Argyle, featuring songs from Scotland and Canada, jazz classics and little-known gems. 

James Harvey: The Bald-Faced Truth

James Harvey: The Bald-Faced Truth

Almost a concert, kind of a stand-up comedy show, maybe a musical, The Bald-Faced Truth is a thrilling collision of song and satire. 

For Only an Hour

For Only an Hour

I can guarantee that you aren’t ready for For Only An Hour, the brain- and body- and life- and love- child of dancer Phil Sanger. 

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. 

Twonkey’s Ten Year Twitch

Twonkey’s Ten Year Twitch

It’s Twonkey’s tenth year on the Fringe and he’s here to celebrate with a show that may or may not be the most baffling yet. 

Tarot

Tarot

Will the Fool ascend the tower to dwell in the chambers of the moon? Will the Hermit jump in a chariot and spin the wheel of fortune? You might discover the answers by checking out… 

Sex Shells

Sex Shells

Sex Shells is a rampant and rambunctious hour of reverie, a camp cabaret that’s exceptionally remarkable in style. 

A Bohemian Fairytale

A Bohemian Fairytale

Follow us down the rabbit hole to discover heroes and villains, witches and more in The Bohemians’ take on a classic theme. 

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

Following a surprising (and culturally deeply unsettling) smash-hit, sell-out run at last year’s Fringe, this mind-bogglingly awful, disquietingly successful idea for a late-night … 

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

What do you get when you blend the works of William Shakespeare, with an all singing and dancing musical extravaganza? You get the Elizabethan’s answer to Flight of the Conchords… 

Mawaan Rizwan: Werk in Progress

Mawaan Rizwan: Werk in Progress

After a sell-out Fringe, Mawaan (BBC Three, Netflix) is back to shape a new bonkers show. 

The Piano Women

The Piano Women

Carole King, Amy Lee, Nina Simone, Judith Weir, Clara Schumann… Historically, it was believed women did not have the required strength to really play the piano and that it was no… 

Luke Jermay: Strange Power

Luke Jermay: Strange Power

You’ll be forgiven if you’ve not heard of Luke Jermay before, but within the Magic and Mind Reading communities he is a well respected and accomplished performer, a prolific wr… 

Louisa Fitzhardinge: Comma Sutra

Louisa Fitzhardinge: Comma Sutra

Louisa Fitzhardinge’s magnum opus, Comma Sutra, promises to twang on the heartstrings of all us self-appointed vigilante protectors of the fundamental principles of the English L… 

Ginger Johnson's Happy Place

Ginger Johnson's Happy Place

Ginger Johnsons’ Happy Place playing at Pleasance Dome is undefinable in an utterly enjoyable way: It is a mash-up of Mr. 

Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann

In the queue for Flanders and Swann, I was struck (but not entirely surprised) that the audience were of a higher age demographic than any of the other 250 or so Edinburgh Fringe s… 

Reuben Kaye

Reuben Kaye

Kaye dazzles, a heady combination of eyelashes and rhinestones, a force to be reckoned with as he greets each of his guests on the way in and on the way out of his show. 

ACID!

ACID!

Alternative Comedy It’s Downstairs! (ACID!) is Leeds’ infamous, illicit, alternative comedy night! Hosts Kenrick and Miller bring you the finest in late-night absurdity, with a… 

Love, Loss and Cake

Love, Loss and Cake

A cabaret with songs and stories about love, and loss of love (and cake crops up too). 

Monski Mouse's Baby Cabaret

Monski Mouse's Baby Cabaret

Join Monski Mouse and friends: Richard Crawley, Amy Gwilliam and cabaret superstar Dusty Limits for a live musical cabaret of nursery classics, reworked song, puppetry and fun for … 

Musik

Musik

Billie Trix. 

Misspelled Youth

Misspelled Youth

An action-packed hour combining elements of storytelling, clown and cabaret, themed around coming-of-age sexual awakenings and queer adolescence. 

The Third Annual Black Comedy Showcase

The Third Annual Black Comedy Showcase

After sell-out shows last year with The Second Annual Black Comedy Showcase, we’re back once again and the third times a charm. 

#Jollyboat: Pun Lovin' Criminals

#Jollyboat: Pun Lovin' Criminals

Fringe legends Jollyboat play their new comedy songs, following a sell-out national tour and the second JollyCon fan convention. 

Too Ugly for Love Island

Too Ugly for Love Island

How do you find love if you’re too ugly for Love Island? According to Nicola’s mother you contact the Daily Mail. 

The 2 Mouthed Men Show

The 2 Mouthed Men Show

Beatboxing. 

#Jollyboat: Bards Against Humanity (The Best of Jollyboat)

#Jollyboat: Bards Against Humanity (The Best of Jollyboat)

Cult hit Jollyboat (the ‘geeky flight of the conchords’) present their best comedy songs from 10 years on the Fringe. 

Bugle Boys

Bugle Boys

Bugle Boys wowed crowds at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and are back for more this year. 

Andrea's 21st-Century Speakeasy!

Andrea's 21st-Century Speakeasy!

‘The first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love!’ (Charlie Silvestri, UpCloseAndAcoustic. 

Jim and Dave Have Lost the Dressing Room

Jim and Dave Have Lost the Dressing Room

Stars of The Football Show on YahooSport, Jim and Dave perform a comedy show about the beautiful game. 

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

Friday Night Sinner! is a one-woman, horror-comedy musical about a Jewish, sexually repressed, newly married maniac (stick to what you know). 

Rock Idle

Rock Idle

The rock’n’roll diary of Marshall Stax. 

I Am Not Marilyn

I Am Not Marilyn

Andy Warhol’s paintings, JFK’s birthday song, NYC subway grate upskirt, the list goes on. 

Cat Loud Quartet: Torch Songs

Cat Loud Quartet: Torch Songs

Known for dusky vocals and biting wit, Edinburgh Fringe regular and award-winning performer Cat Loud sets her sights on the historically female-led sub genre of jazz. 

Michelle McManus: Pop Goes the Idol

Michelle McManus: Pop Goes the Idol

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

Late Night Lip Service

Late Night Lip Service

Global sensation Gingzilla – the award-winning, bearded belle of the Fringe’s most debaucherous ball – and the utterly iconic Late Night Lip Service are back! Featuring heart… 

100% Cotton

100% Cotton

Brace yourself for Liz Cotton: she is a comic songwriter unlike any other. 

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!

Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical!

Maggie Lalley’s one-woman musical comedy tells the true story of her demented stint as a teen witch. 

George Michael Songbook

George Michael Songbook

Sublime tribute to George Michael and last year’s Fringe sell-out show returns. 

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Is the Fringe guide too wide and confusing? We understand. 

baby-go-round

baby-go-round

Time is ticking for Kate to have a baby. 

Len Blanco: Firing Blancs

Len Blanco: Firing Blancs

Len Blanco’s the modern man of your dreams: Woke. 

Never Heard of It

Never Heard of It

Never-before-seen nonsense on stage. 

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

What happens when two circus performers are sent to prison? They come up with a new Fringe show of course. 

Glamrou: From Quran to Queen

Glamrou: From Quran to Queen

Drag sensation Glamrou battles to merge their queer identity and Islamic heritage. 

The Jam Society

The Jam Society

Directly from the theatres of Amsterdam, this show brings you equal parts of comedy cabaret, variety show and musical extravaganza. 

The Rat Pack Comedy – Anything Goes!

The Rat Pack Comedy – Anything Goes!

The best comedy and cabaret at the Fringe! Six sell-out years. 

Kevin the Vampyr and Friends Presents The Vim and Vigour Variety Hour

Kevin the Vampyr and Friends Presents The Vim and Vigour Variety Hour

A one-man variety mash-up of story, song and stupidity. 

Séayoncé Déjà Voodoo

Séayoncé Déjà Voodoo

The legendary Ghost Whisperer Séayoncé is lubed up to mystic it to you in this dragtastic séance! Enter the depths of the spirit world to see how far Séayoncé will go to get w… 

Leo Mohr: When I Was Zorro

Leo Mohr: When I Was Zorro

Hello. 

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Impressionist, comedian and singer Naomi brings to life all your favourite stars in her brand-new show. 

Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience

Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience

Award-winning Edinburgh favourite, Jess Robinson, returns with a brand new show and her fabulous live band. 

Best of Burlesque

Best of Burlesque

Fringe late-night favourite Best of Burlesque returns with a new all-star extravaganza! An international round-up of the absolute finest in sultry striptease, curvaceous cabaret an… 

Kate Lucas: Is Selling Herself

Kate Lucas: Is Selling Herself

Kate Lucas has been told she needs to sell herself more. 

Crystal Rasmussen presents The Bible 2 (Plus a Cure for Shame, Violence, Betrayal and Athlete's Foot) Live!

Crystal Rasmussen presents The Bible 2 (Plus a Cure for Shame, Violence, Betrayal and Athlete's Foot) Live!

After a swift rise to fame with her Nobel-nominated book Diary of a Drag Queen, DENIM’s Crystal is back. 

Snog Marry Avoid

Snog Marry Avoid

Fancy a snog? Will you marry me? Is the walk of shame avoidable? Kirsty answers all your dating questions with bad advice from years of being a single mid-thirties lady woman. 

Frolic and Follies

Frolic and Follies

A contemporary twist on the phenomenon of the Ziegfeld Follies, serving up spectacular acts of cabaret, dance, comedy and more. 

Best of Cabaret

Best of Cabaret

For the first time in Fringe history, the absolute Best of Cabaret amalgamate for a late-night extravaganza of sultry songs, dance varieties, comedic displays and vivacious variety… 

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

There are two sides to every story. 

Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical

Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical

‘There’s no humour in having so many tumours’. 

Splintered

Splintered

‘What you are about to witness, theydies and gentlethem, is a cabaret of truths. 

Songs in the Key of Cree

Songs in the Key of Cree

Born in a snow bank on the Manitoba/Nunavut border to a family of nomadic caribou hunters, Cree playwright, pianist and musician Tomson Highway has been called one of the most impo… 

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music returns following a sold out West End season. 

Shit-Faced Showtime: Alice Through the Cocktail Glass

Shit-Faced Showtime: Alice Through the Cocktail Glass

‘Who are you?’ asked the Cheshire cat. 

The Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Night

The Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Night

See a selection of performers from the very best of this year’s Free Fringe Festival shows, in the big gala launch night, party and general great start to this year’s Edinburgh Fri… 

Grant Busé: Touché Busé

Grant Busé: Touché Busé

When you’re duelling with life – it’s the blows that make shows! Australian comic and ex-Neighbours star Grant Busé is set to satirically serenade Edinburgh with his ‘ingenious … 

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous

A show about living, laughing, loving and losing your debit card five times in one year. 

Marcel Lucont: No. Dix

Marcel Lucont: No. Dix

The Fringe’s favourite Frenchman returns for his tenth year with an exquisite new show and a live band to abuse. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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 b… 

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 extravaga… 

Adele Is Younger Than Us

Adele Is Younger Than Us

We’ve all been there, the shattering realisation that you’re not Adele. 

Dragtime Presents: Things Live!

Dragtime Presents: Things Live!

Things Live! A variety cabaret of Dragtime’s most unusual and magical drag performances yet. 

The Piano Men

The Piano Men

Sing us a song, you’re the piano man. 

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. 

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

True to the show’s name, Richard Shelton gives us an intimate, raw glimpse into Frank Sinatra’s private life. 

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… 

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 i… 

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 a… 

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 t… 

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl’Amouresque is a Berlin-based burlesque and cabaret act with vintage charm and a modern twist. 

Trevor Feelgood's Weird Surreal Alternative Showcase

Trevor Feelgood's Weird Surreal Alternative Showcase

Back once again for the renegade master. 

Alphabetti Cabaretti

Alphabetti Cabaretti

One hour, 26 sketches stretching chronologically through 26 letters of the alphabet. 

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 … 

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. 

Mother

Mother

Laura Curnick and Jack Mosedale are Mother and this is their show. 

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 … 

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. 

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Satirical and hilarious. 

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 Dra… 

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. 

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. 

CanadaClub

CanadaClub

Two one-off evenings, two all-star Canadian line-ups. 

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. 

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. 

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 Li… 

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. 

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. 

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 Circ… 

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 celebrati… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Fest on Forth

Fest on Forth

A hand-picked selection of the best performers at the Fringe. 

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 homosexua… 

#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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

#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. 

Wip It!

Wip It!

Wip It! A split hour of stand-up, storytelling, characters, raps and musical comedy. 

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, S… 

Vive La Variete

Vive La Variete

Vaudeville, comedy and cabaret are all on the menu in a five-star feast of first-rate fun. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

Circus-Cision

Circus-Cision

Those that made the cut – featuring some of the best circus acts on the Fringe. 

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 … 

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. 

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: two French musical icons. 

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Is the Fringe guide too wide and confusing? We understand. 

Denim: The Denim Juniors

Denim: The Denim Juniors

Five pop princesses celebrate the power of being yourself. 

Sing-a-Long a Musical

Sing-a-Long a Musical

Come along and enjoy a fantastic sing-along to the musical classics. 

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. 

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. 

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-… 

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. 

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,… 

Sèayoncè

Sèayoncè

‘Do you believe in love. 

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. 

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. 

Tetchy (Work in Progress)

Tetchy (Work in Progress)

The whole world is on edge. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy

UK rising comedy star Nicky Wilkinson returns to Edinburgh with her hotly anticipated new show, Happy: a fun-packed hour of stand-up, pies and party games. 

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

New Zealand’s favourite showband return to the Fringe with the world premiere of a new work. 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Phil Kay: Songer-Singwriter

Phil Kay: Songer-Singwriter

Phil Kay 2. 

Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee

Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee

Agenda Benders presents Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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 rew… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Calling My Tribe

Calling My Tribe

We are the ones that fall between Gen-X and Gen-Y. 

Clingfilm

Clingfilm

What do you get when a Pole, a Turk and a Brit turn up at a funeral? A cabaret. 

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… 

Witt 'n Camp: Swag

Witt 'n Camp: Swag

You’ve never seen comedy like this before. 

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… 

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. 

Grant Busé: The Birds and the Beats

Grant Busé: The Birds and the Beats

We need to talk about ‘the talk’. 

Frieda Loves Ya!

Frieda Loves Ya!

Frieda Love is a cabaret clown attempting to save the world through comedy song, dance and guerrilla burlesque. 

One Woman Sex and the City

One Woman Sex and the City

Parody on love, friendship and shoes. 

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 ge… 

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice

Mawaan brings you a deeply personal and skilfully physical show about love, freedom and Missy Elliot. 

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 ep… 

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 ente… 

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson is something of an Edinburgh icon. 

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. 

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 extra… 

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, e… 

Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers

Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers

A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. 

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. 

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 si… 

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. 

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl'Amouresque

Die Gl’Amouresque is a Berlin-based burlesque and cabaret act with vintage charm and a modern twist. 

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 t… 

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’. 

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 me… 

North-South Divide

North-South Divide

It’s kicking off all over Europe: on our footy pitches as well as our borders. 

Denim: World Tour

Denim: World Tour

It’s pop in a dazzling new costume. 

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. 

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

Twonkey is lost in the jungle. 

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). 

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. 

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 Bolshevi… 

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… 

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. 

Pippa Evans: Joy Provision!

Pippa Evans: Joy Provision!

This is the show we’ve been waiting for. 

Aaron Calvert: Awaken

Aaron Calvert: Awaken

‘Jaw-dropping entertainment from a modern day wizard’ ***** (Telegraph). 

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 or… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Piaf Remembered

Piaf Remembered

Jungmann Productions brings the premiere of Piaf Remembered to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Volte Face

Volte Face

An evening of performance in the middle of the afternoon. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic

Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic

There is a woman sprawled across the keys of a grand piano. 

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. 

Driftwood

Driftwood

A single red lamp shade hangs above the stage in Assembly’s Spiegeltent Palais Du Variete. 

Gayshit

Gayshit

If I were to condense this review into a single word, it would unfortunately have to be the title. 

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. 

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). 

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 Wo… 

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 hom… 

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 befitti… 

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. 

The Iconoclasts

The Iconoclasts

The Iconoclasts is a perfect example of why one should never go into a show with any expectations. 

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 bec… 

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. 

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. 

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 or… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Syd and Sylvia

Syd and Sylvia

The year is 1987. 

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. 

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 com… 

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. 

The 5:30 Cabaret

The 5:30 Cabaret

The perfect appetiser for your early evening on the Fringe. 

My Fanny Valentine

My Fanny Valentine

Megan was looking forward to her hot date with a doctor. 

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 Wo… 

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 t… 

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: two French musical icons. 

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. 

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 … 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

High-energy blend of Flamenco rhythms with a Scottish twist. 

Ava Rage

Ava Rage

A high-octane hour of stand-up, clowning and music. 

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. 

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. 

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret is the apocalyptic musical comedy show from Second City veterans Kevin Matviw and Jordan Armstrong. 

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. 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

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). 

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, gam… 

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 … 

Lucy Hopkins: Powerful Women Are About

Lucy Hopkins: Powerful Women Are About

A vibrational revolution of being, channeled by a goddess. 

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,… 

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… 

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. 

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 favo… 

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. 

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 … 

Phil Dunning: The House of Pigs

Phil Dunning: The House of Pigs

You are cordially invited to The House of Pigs. 

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. 

Famous Taste of Scotland

Famous Taste of Scotland

An unmissable traditional Scottish show and dinner. 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

With comedy, cabaret and fun for all the family to enjoy, the Huggers show returns to Edinburgh. 

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 them… 

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 Ali… 

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. 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

Warning: This show contains ninjas, not magic. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

A Passion for Passion

A Passion for Passion

It is time, after 2000 years, for the resurrection – the one and only, our beloved Jesus. 

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 Flower… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 pre… 

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. 

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. 

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 ne… 

Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann

The songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira – timeless comedy legends, Flanders and Swann. 

First Lady

First Lady

This is a true story. 

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. 

Frisky and Mannish: CabaRIOT

Frisky and Mannish: CabaRIOT

For one special night only, F&M return with their new angry-funny-sexy show. 

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. 

Step into My Parlour: Michelle Burke

Step into My Parlour: Michelle Burke

‘Irish stew for the soul’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). 

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 Godli… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 sta… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

Scarlet SoHandsome and Fiends

Scarlet SoHandsome and Fiends

For a drag queen, Scarlet SoHandsome is a real sweetie. 

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. 

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 b… 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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 Cummin… 

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. 

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. 

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings give an outrageously honest yet totally sexy look at life with a vagina. 

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. 

Bluesy Woozy Man

Bluesy Woozy Man

Comedy with the blues – risible recollections of festivals, musicians, stolen instruments and the influence of morris dancing. 

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. 

Jo Coffey: Not 25

Jo Coffey: Not 25

More stand-up and off the wall characters from the circuit’s fourth shortest comic. 

CabFab

CabFab

Bringing together comedy, cabaret, music and more from across the Fringe, CabFab is the festival’s new weekend party. 

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. 

Light Relief

Light Relief

Award-winning, fast-moving comedy show from London, featuring Geoff Cotton and special guest Fiona Barclay. 

Bad Luck Cabaret

Bad Luck Cabaret

Laurie Black taunts the gods of bad luck in her first ever show at the Fringe. 

City Cafe Late Nite and Free

City Cafe Late Nite and Free

Classic late show Festival comedy fare. 

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner is a joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque and labels that just don’t stick. 

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Surreal clowning from a scary, sexy Basque-Spanish diva. 

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Spend an intimate evening of insightful and intelligent comedy with this British doctor. 

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. 

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 ne… 

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 m… 

Pear Shaped Afternoons – Free

Pear Shaped Afternoons – Free

Unique comedy double act Brian and Krysstal return to the Fringe. 

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. 

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 i… 

Adele is Younger Than Us

Adele is Younger Than Us

We’ve all been there – the shattering realisation that you are not Adele. 

La Clique Encore!

La Clique Encore!

This Edinburgh Festival phenomena, born in 2003, keeps on giving. 

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 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 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. 

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. 

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. 

Bonita & Billie Holiday

Bonita & Billie Holiday

Has performed to sold out audiences around the country to rave reviews. 

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 i… 

[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. 

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 explorat… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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 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 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 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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

I am, I am

I am, I am

Musical comedy troubadours I am, I am are back for one night only. 

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 interact… 

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. 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher truly is the Queen of Soho. 

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) wh… 

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. 

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 t… 

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,… 

Sparrow-Folk: SuBIRDia

Sparrow-Folk: SuBIRDia

Sparrow-Folk are Catherine Crowley and Juliet Moody - a female comedy duo who hail from Canberra, Australia. 

Moribund

Moribund

Moribund: a show about death and the afterlife that fails to get a rise out of the audience. 

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. 

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 beg… 

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 p… 

Jess Robinson: The Rise of Mighty Voice

Jess Robinson: The Rise of Mighty Voice

Jess Robinson is a first class mimic. 

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

There’s niche and then there’s the niche of the niche. 

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 s… 

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 ela… 

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 R… 

Ian D Montfort: Under Sciencey Conditions

Ian D Montfort: Under Sciencey Conditions

Tom Binns has a huge reputation to protect. 

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 … 

Scott Smith: Wonders at Dusk

Scott Smith: Wonders at Dusk

Wonders at Dusk is not just a magic show; it is a magical experience. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Limbo

Limbo

Limbo is a pretty hot ticket this fringe. 

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. 

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. 

Spanktacular

Spanktacular

Spanktacular returns for an incredible 12th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and the inevitable gratuitous nudity. 

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. 

WOMANz: Jou're Welcome

WOMANz: Jou're Welcome

Everyone has that one persistently irritating friend. 

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. 

(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. 

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 audie… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 impre… 

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 storytel… 

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, … 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Berl… 

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. 

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. 

The Euromen

The Euromen

Late-night lunchtime show! Join The Euromen in their hangover cabaret from the night before. 

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs, The Undertaker, invites you into his chapel of unrest. 

Spank

Spank

Spank returns for an incredible 12th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and inevitable gratuitous nudity. 

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. 

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. 

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 t… 

Jollyboat: Nerdplay

Jollyboat: Nerdplay

World-touring comedy rock stars Jollyboat get fangirly over Game of Thrones, Star Wars, role-playing and of course, pirates. 

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. 

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. 

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 toget… 

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs, The Undertaker, invites you into his chapel of unrest. 

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!… 

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 B… 

Ludwig Live!

Ludwig Live!

Ludwig van Beethoven has written operas, sonatas, and symphonies. 

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 ot… 

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. 

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 sh… 

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelight knows the Fringe inside out. 

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 a… 

Vive La Variété

Vive La Variété

A must-see cocktail of the best in sensational cabaret, comedy, burlesque and musical entertainment. 

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 … 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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 w… 

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. 

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. 

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 Le… 

Daniel Cainer: 21st Century Jew

Daniel Cainer: 21st Century Jew

Brand new stories-in-song from this award-winning master songwriter. 

Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann

The songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira – timeless comedy legends, Flanders and Swann. 

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 th… 

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelight knows the Fringe inside out. 

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!… 

Vampire Cabaret

Vampire Cabaret

A Vampirissimo cabaret packed with swinging satirical popular songs, jumping live band and spectacular dancing. 

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 s… 

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. 

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. 

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 pa… 

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. 

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo. 

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 toget… 

Famous Taste of Scotland at Prestonfield House

Famous Taste of Scotland at Prestonfield House

An unmissable evening of traditional Scottish music and performance.