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…
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.
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.
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.
Brass players Ida, Ally and Clara have just a 30-minute rehearsal to fix the fallout from post-show drinks the night before.
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…
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…
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.
Two friends, Jack and Phil, meet in a hotel, bringing a video camera.
Shakespeare: Reloaded have reworked this classic Oscar Wilde play into something almost unrecognisable.
In June 2017, one vote changed a village in middle England forever.
‘The worst day of our lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to us’.
Waking in the bridal suite on his wedding day, Bill finds a strange girl in his bed.
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.
The Crown Dual is a play within a play.
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.
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.
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…
James Stuart – or Stuart James – is passed out at his desk as the audience file into the space.
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 Tinsley family’s holiday in Spain proves an even greater change from Blackpool then expected.
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.
TGIF is the best worst episode of Friends you’ll see this summer.
Lovers, gossips, duels, jealousy, clowns and, of course, lies.
A fast-paced, farcical retelling of one of South Africa’s most infamous criminals, Andre Stander, the policeman turned gunman.
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…
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.
Membership of the local amateur drama society has dwindled to four.
Art and crime collide in a ‘brush with the law’ from Laughing Mirror.
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 …
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…
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.
Musical farce based on the hit 1988 film.
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…
Tommy is four-and-a-quarter years old, and a hard-boiled private investigator on the mean streets of Little Monkey’s Daycare.
Brothers Barnabus and Donatus of Cambusdonald Abbey are back, now five years on from the events of The Sorcerer’s Tale.
Multi award-winning Naughty Corner Productions bring you their most outrageous show yet! Russia, 2018.
Winner: VAULT Festival Comedy Award.
Sam (Australia) was nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016.
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.
Farce has a proud place in British theatre history.
Join us for a one-off performance of The Starship Osiris, performed the way George Vere originally intended.
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…
The multi award-winning Fringe sell-out comedy is returning for it’s final run at Edinburgh Fringe.
Trumpageddon has a strong premise – a facile Q and A with the man of the hour.
A postmodern post-mortem of how hate won.
Moliere’s classic comedy is one of the great originals that have been remade, adapted, musicalised and everything else-ised over the years.
It’s an almost universal experience of public transport, sitting at the bus stop and overhearing someone else’s conversation.
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 …
In a world full of hatred and ignorance, Simply Surreal, fresh from our sell-out show last year, welcomes you to our exciting play.
‘Remember, remember the fifth of November.
Some things seem as traditional to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as being bombarded with flyers on the Royal Mile.
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.
Looking for a star-spangled adventure into science-fiction? The Starship Osiris is certainly not that: it’s much, much better.
Strap yourself in for an hour of puns, props and plenty of plot.
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, …
A two-handed, multi-rolling farcical extravaganza written and produced by Bristol-based AWOL Productions.
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.
How far would you go to achieve your dream? This farcical comedy centres around failing actor Alicia Harding.
Fernando’s rickety hotel is under threat from the pesky property developer.
A darkly comic, Mel Brooks-style parody following the storyline of the DH Lawrence novel… with a few twists.
This ‘highly energetic laugh-a-minute show’ (TheTab.
This was a hugely disappointing hour of theatre.
Akin to a sort of Galaxy Quest on stage, The Starship Osiris is a non-stop comedic spoof space romp.
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.
Start by mixing together a tyrannical manager, a sycophantic padre, a chief yellow coat of clownish incompetence, and dysfunctional punters.
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…
Rolling in the Aisle Productions presents a classic black comedy full of confusion, cross-dressing and a little bit of darkness.
Making its European premiere, this Canadian comedy gem packs more ideas and laughs into 40 minutes than most plays triple its length.
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 genius of the Romantic poets was their ability to bring emotion to the forefront in a world where faux-rationality reigned.
Oddly enough, Grannies with Guns is kind of an anti-Matilda.
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 …
Disaster strikes as a beloved vicar is brutally murdered in his church, due to jealousy over his large cucumber.
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…
Actor Mat Ewins will make you a star in Mat Ewins: Mat Ewins Will Make You a Star.
The Harry Potter parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies.
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.
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.
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…
All too often, comedy shows at the Fringe can look like they are being either pretentiously clever or simply trying too hard.
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…
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.
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.
A high-octane hilarity blast right in your daft face, featuring two of the funniest new comedians on the circuit.
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.
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