The Seed of the Holyman

The Seed of the Holyman

The Seed of the Holyman is a bizarre immersive comedy set in a 17th-century playhouse. 

The Ofsted Massacre

The Ofsted Massacre

Faulty Towers meets Bad Education. 

Sherlock's Excellent Adventure

Sherlock's Excellent Adventure

Follow Sherlock Holmes and his incomparable sidekick Dr John Watson on this riveting, hitherto unpublished case. 

A Shoddy Detective and the Art of Deception

A Shoddy Detective and the Art of Deception

A bumbling detective is called upon to uncover the mystery of a priceless stolen painting, but when he cannot solve it himself he is forced to enlist the help of an old nemesis. 

The Plague of Denny Ken

The Plague of Denny Ken

‘Tis the year 1351. 

The Richard Osman Fan Club

The Richard Osman Fan Club

After airing nearly 2,000 episodes since it was first broadcast in 2009, Pointless has become a regular family favourite and made a nationwide star out of its intelligent and amiab… 

Let's Try Gay

Let's Try Gay

The Edinburgh Fringe may have a porn addiction. 

Don't Say Macbeth

Don't Say Macbeth

GOYA Theatre Company’s Don’t Say Macbeth is a fast-paced show filled with well-balanced satire that pokes fun at and spoofs the theatre and musical industry. 

A Shoddy Detective and the Art of Deception

A Shoddy Detective and the Art of Deception

A bumbling detective is called upon to uncover the mystery of a priceless stolen painting, but when he cannot solve it himself he is forced to enlist the help of an old nemesis. 

Molière's The Learned Ladies

Molière's The Learned Ladies

At the heart of Molière’s extreme, comic farce, is the story of Henriette and Clitandre, who are in love. 

The Anniversary

The Anniversary

It’s Mr Bean meets The Shining! Don’t be fooled – Jim and Barb are no ordinary elderly couple. 

Box and Cox

Box and Cox

Box and Cox, a celebrated 19th-century farce by Maddison Morton, puts centre stage the efforts of scheming landlady, Mrs Bouncer, to double her money by renting the same room to tw… 

Box and Cox

Box and Cox

Box and Cox, a celebrated 19th-century farce by Maddison Morton, puts centre stage the efforts of scheming landlady, Mrs Bouncer, to double her money by renting the same room to tw… 

The Bank Job

The Bank Job

What are the ingredients for a bank robbery comedy? A ragtag criminal gang, a double serving of double-crossing, a training montage, and many pairs of dark sunglasses. 

Tues Night @ Social Club

Tues Night @ Social Club

Tues Night @ Social Club is one of those 'Marmite' shows that some people would consider their worst nightmare, while others could consider it tailor-made for them. 

Practice Room 99

Practice Room 99

Brass players Ida, Ally and Clara have just a 30-minute rehearsal to fix the fallout from post-show drinks the night before. 

Fantastic Vehicles (4 Decay)

Fantastic Vehicles (4 Decay)

What do you get when a renowned psychoanalyst marries a hasty widow who relocates into the family estate, Elsewhere Manor – mansion slash mental ward – with her bastard son who… 

A Weekend Away at the Hotel Decevoir

A Weekend Away at the Hotel Decevoir

Chalkhill Theatre Ltd currently has a double debut with the company’s first appearance at the Festival Fringe and the premiere of their new play. 

The HandleBards – Macbeth

The HandleBards – Macbeth

They’re stopping off at the Fringe in the middle of their 1500 mile cycle route from London to Inverness, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes the… 

The HandleBards – The Comedy of Errors

The HandleBards – The Comedy of Errors

They’ve cycled 1500 miles to get to the Fringe, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes they need for their brand new show. 

Let's Try Gay

Let's Try Gay

Two friends, Jack and Phil, meet in a hotel, bringing a video camera. 

The Village Fate

The Village Fate

In June 2017, one vote changed a village in middle England forever. 

Definitely Not Romeo and Juliet

Definitely Not Romeo and Juliet

On the day of Ernie Villa’s magnum opus, which bears a striking resemblance to Romeo and Juliet, he is horrified to find his company van has been stolen with the cast inside. 

Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding

Waking in the bridal suite on his wedding day, Bill finds a strange girl in his bed. 

Mourning Overnight

Mourning Overnight

‘The worst day of our lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to us’. 

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Shakespeare: Reloaded have reworked this classic Oscar Wilde play into something almost unrecognisable. 

The Adventures of Leonard Biscuit Radio Show

The Adventures of Leonard Biscuit Radio Show

New to the Fringe! A show that really takes the biscuit! A hilarious farcical radio show about Leonard Biscuit, the most put-upon man in the land and his escapades. 

Noir Hamlet

Noir Hamlet

Pour a glass of whisky, settle into the sounds of a sax solo and join ‘Little H’ for a new noir take on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, Hamlet. 

Surprise Package

Surprise Package

The Tinsley family’s holiday in Spain proves an even greater change from Blackpool then expected. 

Wrestling Mania!

Wrestling Mania!

The old saying ‘the show must go on’ should really be reconsidered by this one particularly incompetent wrestling company attempting to put on their first ever event.  

Number, Please.

Number, Please.

1952. 

The Liar

The Liar

Lovers, gossips, duels, jealousy, clowns and, of course, lies. 

Seasoned Professionals

Seasoned Professionals

It’s probably worth clarifying in the first sentence of this review that I was not expecting to be drawn into the bureaucratic complexities of being the Easter Bunny whilst at th… 

Apollo: Take 111

Apollo: Take 111

James Stuart – or Stuart James – is passed out at his desk as the audience file into the space. 

TGIF

TGIF

TGIF is the best worst episode of Friends you’ll see this summer. 

The Stander Gang

The Stander Gang

A fast-paced, farcical retelling of one of South Africa’s most infamous criminals, Andre Stander, the policeman turned gunman. 

Cream Tea and Incest

Cream Tea and Incest

The eminently search-engine-unfriendly Cream Tea and Incest returns to Fringe after a successful outing in 2017, but this time with an all-female cast. 

The Crown Dual

The Crown Dual

The Crown Dual is a play within a play. 

Felix and The Scootermen: Self-Help Yourself Famous

Felix and The Scootermen: Self-Help Yourself Famous

We’re granting you, the audience, access all areas! A-list, pop-star celebrities Felix Scoot and Lee Delamere welcome you behind the velvet rope to a self-help masterclass on how t… 

Kill the Beast: Director's Cut

Kill the Beast: Director's Cut

Acclaimed comedy troupe Kill the Beast returns to the Fringe with a new show that is a bizarre mash up of Poltergeist and The Room. 

Last Tango in Little Grimley

Last Tango in Little Grimley

Membership of the local amateur drama society has dwindled to four. 

Get Silly With Willy – The Cannelloni Experience

Get Silly With Willy – The Cannelloni Experience

Come get silly with Willy Cannelloni and his many alter egos, as they take you on a mind-bending visionquest – an evening of trance-inducing stories, songs, raps and monologues b… 

Lucky Stiff

Lucky Stiff

Mistaken identities, a corpse in a wheelchair, a short-sighted ex-lover, an avaricious dogs’ home, an English shoe salesman, a French cabaret singer and some nuns. 

Framed!

Framed!

Art and crime collide in a ‘brush with the law’ from Laughing Mirror. 

Number, Please.

Number, Please.

1952. 

Bob the Russian

Bob the Russian

Multi award-winning Naughty Corner Productions bring you their most outrageous show yet! Russia, 2018. 

Big Trouble in Little Monkey's Daycare

Big Trouble in Little Monkey's Daycare

Tommy is four-and-a-quarter years old, and a hard-boiled private investigator on the mean streets of Little Monkey’s Daycare. 

Cambusdonald Royal

Cambusdonald Royal

Brothers Barnabus and Donatus of Cambusdonald Abbey are back, now five years on from the events of The Sorcerer’s Tale. 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Musical farce based on the hit 1988 film. 

Sam Campbell: The Trough

Sam Campbell: The Trough

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world’s largest arts festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398… 

Willis & Vere: A Serious Play About World War II

Willis & Vere: A Serious Play About World War II

Winner: VAULT Festival Comedy Award. 

Good Evening Edinburgh, It's Sam Kissajukian

Good Evening Edinburgh, It's Sam Kissajukian

Sam (Australia) was nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016. 

Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Ahh, Russia! Home of words! Home of books and plays! Home of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekov, Brezhnev, Gogol! Russian literature is the finest in the world. 

Space Doctor

Space Doctor

This November happens to mark the 55th anniversary of the BBC broadcasting the first ever episode of Doctor Who, so it’s hardly surprising that several shows on this year’s Fringe … 

The Starship Osiris: Special Performance

The Starship Osiris: Special Performance

Join us for a one-off performance of The Starship Osiris, performed the way George Vere originally intended. 

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand plays the Yorkshire Ripper, who has been allowed out of prison on a rehab program to perform a stand-up comedy routine, which he uses to discuss his plans for orchestrat… 

Not the Horse

Not the Horse

The multi award-winning Fringe sell-out comedy is returning for it’s final run at Edinburgh Fringe. 

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand plays the Yorkshire Ripper, who has been allowed out of prison on a rehab program to perform a stand-up comedy routine, which he uses to discuss his plans for orchestrat… 

2027: Requiem for a Lost Generation

2027: Requiem for a Lost Generation

A postmodern post-mortem of how hate won. 

Tartuffe

Tartuffe

Moliere’s classic comedy is one of the great originals that have been remade, adapted, musicalised and everything else-ised over the years. 

Bad Habits

Bad Habits

Join the 18th-century’s wildest nuns as they act out the story of their Mother Superior: a young lady forced to don increasingly ridiculous disguises to seduce the same man over … 

The Second Coming

The Second Coming

In a world full of hatred and ignorance, Simply Surreal, fresh from our sell-out show last year, welcomes you to our exciting play. 

The Oppression Olympics

The Oppression Olympics

It’s an almost universal experience of public transport, sitting at the bus stop and overhearing someone else’s conversation. 

Guy Fawkes It Up

Guy Fawkes It Up

‘Remember, remember the fifth of November. 

The Red Emerald: A Farce for the Colourblind

The Red Emerald: A Farce for the Colourblind

Two thieves. 

The Amazing Clinic of Armour and Smith

The Amazing Clinic of Armour and Smith

The Amazing Clinic of Armour and Smith is an amusing farce about a doctor’s waiting room filled with patients in desperate need of solutions to their relationship problems. 

Cream Tea and Incest

Cream Tea and Incest

Strap yourself in for an hour of puns, props and plenty of plot. 

The Amorous Ambassador

The Amorous Ambassador

There’s nothing that says ‘Edinburgh Festival Fringe’ quite like the portrayal of sex on stage: that said, compared with many of the thousands of shows in Edinburgh this August, … 

Jody Kamali: Hotel Yes Please

Jody Kamali: Hotel Yes Please

Need a Hotel? Then why not book a room at Hotel Yes Please, a shambolic hotel managed by Fernando, a clueless dimwit with different ideas of how to run a hotel. 

Going AWOL

Going AWOL

A two-handed, multi-rolling farcical extravaganza written and produced by Bristol-based AWOL Productions. 

The Starship Osiris

The Starship Osiris

Looking for a star-spangled adventure into science-fiction? The Starship Osiris is certainly not that: it’s much, much better. 

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

A darkly comic, Mel Brooks-style parody following the storyline of the DH Lawrence novel… with a few twists. 

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand plays the Yorkshire Ripper, who has been allowed out of prison on a rehab program to perform a stand-up comedy routine, which he uses to discuss his plans for orchestrat… 

That Moment

That Moment

How far would you go to achieve your dream? This farcical comedy centres around failing actor Alicia Harding. 

The Topsy-Turvy Hotel

The Topsy-Turvy Hotel

Fernando’s rickety hotel is under threat from the pesky property developer. 

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

A darkly comic, Mel Brooks-style parody following the storyline of the DH Lawrence novel… with a few twists. 

Trumpageddon

Trumpageddon

Trumpageddon has a strong premise – a facile Q and A with the man of the hour. 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Some things seem as traditional to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as being bombarded with flyers on the Royal Mile. 

Four Go Off On One! A Jolly Good Romp Through Childhood

Four Go Off On One! A Jolly Good Romp Through Childhood

This ‘highly energetic laugh-a-minute show’ (TheTab. 

The Magic Cave of Salamanca

The Magic Cave of Salamanca

This was a hugely disappointing hour of theatre. 

The Erpingham Camp

The Erpingham Camp

Start by mixing together a tyrannical manager, a sycophantic padre, a chief yellow coat of clownish incompetence, and dysfunctional punters. 

Four Plays for Coarse Actors

Four Plays for Coarse Actors

What do you do when your set crumbles, your actors forget their lines and lighting fails? Cry? Laugh? Or just carry on? Rolling In The Aisle presents a comedy where everything that… 

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

Rolling in the Aisle Productions presents a classic black comedy full of confusion, cross-dressing and a little bit of darkness. 

The Terrible False Deception (A Four Act Play in 40 Minutes or 43 With Laughs!)

The Terrible False Deception (A Four Act Play in 40 Minutes or 43 With Laughs!)

Making its European premiere, this Canadian comedy gem packs more ideas and laughs into 40 minutes than most plays triple its length. 

Grannies With Guns

Grannies With Guns

Oddly enough, Grannies with Guns is kind of an anti-Matilda. 

The Cucumber Crime

The Cucumber Crime

Disaster strikes as a beloved vicar is brutally murdered in his church, due to jealousy over his large cucumber. 

Not the Horse

Not the Horse

Almost twenty years ago, Guy Ritchie changed the landscape of British cinema with his love letter to the charismatic psychopaths of the East End underbelly Lock, Stock and Two Smok… 

The Necessity of Atheism

The Necessity of Atheism

The genius of the Romantic poets was their ability to bring emotion to the forefront in a world where faux-rationality reigned. 

Mat Ewins: Mat Ewins Will Make You a Star

Mat Ewins: Mat Ewins Will Make You a Star

Actor Mat Ewins will make you a star in Mat Ewins: Mat Ewins Will Make You a Star. 

Yuri

Yuri

Patrick and Adele dream of having children of their own, yet their biological clock is ticking and here comes her solution: she picks up a homeless boy in Lidl (of all places) a… 

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. 

Pottervision!

Pottervision!

The Harry Potter parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. 

Dracula

Dracula

Performed with high energy and boundless amounts of enthusiasm, Let them Call it Mischief’s irreverent and fast paced take on Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror story is decent fun, if … 

The Starship Osiris

The Starship Osiris

Akin to a sort of Galaxy Quest on stage, The Starship Osiris is a non-stop comedic spoof space romp. 

The Graduettes

The Graduettes

The Graduettes starts with a great farce premise: flatmates wake up on Christmas morning to find their home robbed and their landlady dead on the floor. 

Time at the Bar!

Time at the Bar!

Beardman production Time At The Bar was written and directed by Kieran Mellish and follows the story of The Duck’s Beak pub, whose future is uncertain. 

Can't Spell Right

Can't Spell Right

All too often, comedy shows at the Fringe can look like they are being either pretentiously clever or simply trying too hard. 

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Trying to keep up with the ever changing and intense plot of Dario Fo’s fast paced and absurd play can often be a challenge that leaves many productions lagging behind the playwr… 

Cardinal Sin

Cardinal Sin

Cardinal Sin delves into the dark (or at least rather mauve-ish) world of papal intrigue and mystery in an hour-long comedy romp through the Sistine Chapel. 

Noises Off

Noises Off

Having ventured far away from the Fringe into a tucked away little village hall in a particularly small auditorium, the first thing that you clasp your eyes on is the absolutely re… 

#BlurredMinds – Free

#BlurredMinds – Free

A high-octane hilarity blast right in your daft face, featuring two of the funniest new comedians on the circuit. 

Bebe+Luna Present...The Cabaret Farce!

Bebe+Luna Present...The Cabaret Farce!

Bebe van der Belt (a glamorous American) and Miss Luna Peach (a cheeky Brit) conspire to host the most divinely decadent evening Edinburgh has ever seen. 

Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical

The opening salvo of this musical Game of Thrones pastiche has such brazen, devilish promise that for a while I entertained the possibility of being blown away by it.