The Poetry of Thrones: The Story of Game of Thrones in Spoken Word

The Poetry of Thrones: The Story of Game of Thrones in Spoken Word

Through storytelling poetry, this show transports you back to Westeros to narrate a different version of the Game of Thrones story. 

The Neil Diamond Story

The Neil Diamond Story

The Neil Diamond Story follows the tale of the boy from Brooklyn through to becoming one of the most popular singer-songwriters of all time, selling over a million records worldwid… 

Jamie Andrew Limbless Mountaineer

Jamie Andrew Limbless Mountaineer

Jamie’s great passion has always been mountaineering. 

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Two shows only! Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them instantly into interactive musical adventures. 

Unadulterated Robert Burns

Unadulterated Robert Burns

25 years since the premiere of ‘Toasting The Lassies’, does the costume still fit? Can she still hit the high notes of Ae Fond Kiss? Gill Bowman revisits the material and wonders i… 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Watson – prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. 

Around the World Backwards

Around the World Backwards

Travel – always exciting, especially when the man of your dreams pops up to join you. 

Natalie Clapshaw #benefitsbitch – Taking on the DWP

Natalie Clapshaw #benefitsbitch – Taking on the DWP

Using elements of theatre and storytelling to take us on this touching and inspiring journey, Natalie, a caseworker, embarks on a quest to unravel the injustices experienced by a b… 

The Neil Diamond Story

The Neil Diamond Story

The Neil Diamond Story follows the tale of the boy from Brooklyn through to becoming one of the most popular singer-songwriters of all time, selling over a million records worldwid… 

The Rat Pack

The Rat Pack

Join Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter and Joey for the last great showbiz party. 

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Broadcaster Mark Stephen and singer/songwriter Gill Bowman look beyond the haggis and tartan to the real Scotland; stories, secret places and iconic songs. 

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Dare you visit the world’s most haunted and paranormally active location? Once used by hellfire clubs, witches, body snatchers, prostitutes, criminals, plague victims and frequente… 

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Celebrating Hamish Henderson’s recent centenary. 

Our Great-Grandfather's Paintings

Our Great-Grandfather's Paintings

Elsa and sister Irenie (The McTaggart Sisters) showcase a rare opportunity to hear these two highly acclaimed singers/songwriters/multi-instrumentalists come together in a fusion o… 

The Tina Turner Story

The Tina Turner Story

Multi-award-winning show taking you through the life and music of the record-breaking superstar, from her humble beginnings in Nutbush through to her crowning as the Queen of Rock’… 

Blackbeard: The Untold Tale

Blackbeard: The Untold Tale

Come along to this fun, fast-moving, creative and joyous production of an original take on the story of Blackbeard. 

Disenchanted: A Cabaret of Twisted Fairy Tales

Disenchanted: A Cabaret of Twisted Fairy Tales

Sexy and subversive, audacious and hilarious, this one-woman show puts a knife in the back of traditional fairy tales. 

#FraudianSlip

#FraudianSlip

Feel like everyone in your life has their shizzle together while you can barely function as a moderately competent adult human? Feel all you do is pretend? Feel like a fake? Impost… 

The Paul Simon Story

The Paul Simon Story

UK premiere: from his years as the visionary in one of the most successful duos through to his many solo hits, travel through one of the greatest back catalogues of all time. 

Dirty Dancing Soundtrack Live!

Dirty Dancing Soundtrack Live!

Dirty Dancing is firmly etched into the memories of the 80s generation, a symbol of 80s culture defined by its unforgettable scenes featuring watermelons, that infamous lift and th… 

50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy

50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy

An uplifting comedy confessional hosted by Nancy and Baz Ashmawy, Irish mother and son stars, of Sky One’s Emmy Award-winning TV show – 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy. 

44 Scotland Street

44 Scotland Street

Our unique tour sets out to capture the essence and idiosyncrasies of the characters and locations of the McCall Smith 44 Scotland Street books. 

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Following a sell-out run at Fringe 2019, Back To Black returns to take you on a moving yet energising journey through the career of a modern legend. 

The Dolly Parton Story

The Dolly Parton Story

After previous successful runs at Edinburgh, Adelaide and Brighton Fringe, follow Dolly’s incredible journey from the Smoky Mountains to her arrival as the Queen of Country. 

The Fleetwood Mac Story

The Fleetwood Mac Story

A nostalgic celebration of Fleetwood Mac, who have sold over 120 million records. 

The Carpenters Songbook

The Carpenters Songbook

Experience all the hits from one of the world’s most successful duos in this nostalgic and informative trip down memory lane and through the lush soundscape of The Carpenters. 

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

An international sell-out show taking you on a nostalgic journey through the career and music of these two legends. 

Children's Haunted Underground Experience

Children's Haunted Underground Experience

An atmospheric storytelling experience in Edinburgh’s largest network of 1700s Old Town underground vaults where the poor and destitute lived. 

The Nashville Story

The Nashville Story

Following countless sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, this five-star show takes you on a guided tour through Nashville so you can experience how Music City influenced the wo… 

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Fresh off a successful, sold-out, Off-Broadway run, this show will inspire you, make you laugh and will tug at your heartstrings. 

500 Miles – My Camino – And I Would Walk 500 More

500 Miles – My Camino – And I Would Walk 500 More

Based on his book My Camino Walk – A Way to Healing, the author takes you on his life-changing journey through the mythic landscape on the ancient pilgrimage route of the Camino … 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Our unique tour sets out to inform and entertain as we take you into both the Old and New Towns, giving you a real sense of the two sides of Edinburgh; revealing some of the secret… 

Phil Jerrod: Sicko

Phil Jerrod: Sicko

This year’s show is all about why I cancelled last year’s show. 

Paul McCaffrey: Dreamer

Paul McCaffrey: Dreamer

A hilarious new stand-up show from the star of Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Impractical Jokers UK and Stand Up Central. 

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Born and bred in Manchester and just your atypical northern bloke, Josh Jones is taking the circuit by storm. 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodland

Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodland

The remarkably funny and true story of actor Nigel Miles-Thomas putting on the first-ever Pantomime in Los Angeles in 1991. 

George Lewis: Nudes

George Lewis: Nudes

When you type ‘George Lewis’ into Google, the suggestions that follow are pretty boring. 

Marcus Brigstocke: Thread

Marcus Brigstocke: Thread

‘Dazzling, inspired, perfectly observed. 

The Misadventures of David & Sam

The Misadventures of David & Sam

After an outstanding premiere at VAULT 2020, farmers-turned-entertainers David and Sam are ploughing up to Bristo Square with their rambunctious comedy spectacular decorated with t… 

Andrew Ryan: Is Everything Alright at Home?

Andrew Ryan: Is Everything Alright at Home?

Award-winning show from critically acclaimed Irish stand-up Andrew Ryan. 

Richard Stott: Toe the Line

Richard Stott: Toe the Line

From Dave’s Funniest Jokes 2019 runner-up comes a comedic journey of self-discovery exploring the benefits and pitfalls of both fitting in and standing out. 

Not Quite Midnight Radio

Not Quite Midnight Radio

After total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2018 with In Loyal Company, and 2019 with Fragility of Man, David William Bryan returns with a brand-new psychological drama for 2020. 

Tom Lucy: Melt

Tom Lucy: Melt

After sell-out runs at the Fringe in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy has appeared on a number of TV shows (Stand Up Central, Roast Battle, Live At The Comedy Store, Stand Up Sketch Show) a… 

Jake Lambert: Shimmy Shake

Jake Lambert: Shimmy Shake

Fresh from supporting Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan, ‘Fringe favourite’ (BroadwayWorld. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

After total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2018 and 2019, In Loyal Company returns in a bigger venue for 2020. 

Jo Coffey: Overlooked

Jo Coffey: Overlooked

As stand-up comedy’s fourth shortest comedian, Jo is concerned that disability is getting a bit too “cool”. 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Babyface Dynamite

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Babyface Dynamite

A new hour of stand-up from the biggest wee fanny in Scottish comedy. 

Ben Moor: Who Here's Lost?

Ben Moor: Who Here's Lost?

What do we make with our lives? An artist worries his work has lost its way. 

Cassie Workman: Giantess

Cassie Workman: Giantess

‘Giantess is a heartfelt and hilarious triumph. 

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and chair of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best life, a… 

Ivo Graham: Hyper Reality

Ivo Graham: Hyper Reality

Life coming at Ivo ever faster; Ivo trying to respond ever funnier. 

Charlie Baker: Cream Before Jam

Charlie Baker: Cream Before Jam

Baker (GameDay Warm-Up and Glory Hunters co-host on talkSPORT) is Devonshire and proud. 

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Four years ago, Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair. 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Multi award-winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order) is back with her fourth full-len… 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents has created an entertaining, interactive and imaginative production based on this timeless classic. 

Terror Tour

Terror Tour

A guided walking tour that will visit our medieval torture exhibition to see instruments from the Nuremberg and Bamberg Castles in Germany dating back to the late 1500s and early 1… 

Haunted Vaults Tour

Haunted Vaults Tour

Dark as the devil’s heart, our haunted underground network of vaults from the 1700s will stimulate and excite your senses as the sinister history of these former slum dwellings, on… 

Edinburgh Vaults Tour

Edinburgh Vaults Tour

Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in terrible slum conditions where disease and death were commonplace. 

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

This tour takes you to Edinburgh Old Town’s two most bone-chilling locations. 

The Wild Unfeeling World

The Wild Unfeeling World

The Wild Unfeeling World is an ingenious bit of storytelling; not only is it an innovative and eccentric reimagining of Moby Dick, but a stunning example of a wonderfully modern ap… 

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes with a discussion by New York author, Elizabeth Crowens and Tania Henzell, a relation of the Doyle family… 

The Archive of Educated Hearts

The Archive of Educated Hearts

Casey Jay Andrews, resplendent in red dungarees in an intimate venue of her own creation, begins by reminding us pointedly that in her show she is not an actor but will “remain a… 

Isabelle

Isabelle

Irene Possetto’s one-woman play presents a young girl named Isabelle living a life of true tragedy in 1301. 

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. 

Superstar

Superstar

From a very young age, Nicola has been determined to prove to her four older siblings, and the world, that she is more than just a little sister. 

Imaan Hadchiti: Being Frank

Imaan Hadchiti: Being Frank

Being Frank is a truly very special show, performed by stand up veteran Imaan Hadchiti. 

Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man

Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man

Here Comes Your Man is a lovely hour of storytelling from a bright new talent Matt Hoss. 

Never None (but She)

Never None (but She)

Asterglow theatre is a new amateur company focused on new writing centered on female and non-binary individuals. 

Fiddlers on the Ramp

Fiddlers on the Ramp

The devil went down to Edinburgh and was defeated by five local boys in fierce fiddlin’ combat. 

The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

Based on the classic 1956 short film by Albert Lamorisse, the award-winning Lucky Dog bring their brand-new show to Edinburgh Fringe. 

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly is an epic tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth. 

Lily Hyde & Alissa Anne Jeun Yi: Gentlemen, Please!

Lily Hyde & Alissa Anne Jeun Yi: Gentlemen, Please!

Lily and Alissa met on the Soho Theatre Stand-Up Lab in 2018 and quickly bonded over their love of expensive candles and the fact that they were both complex, three-dimensional wom… 

Walk the Oars

Walk the Oars

Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician/singer Neil Sutcliffe share a story inspired by the Viking’s arrival in Scotland. 

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year: George Zacharopoulos

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year: George Zacharopoulos

Born in Greece and living in the UK, George is a UK, Europe and Australia comedy club favourite, appearing on BBC One and Sky. 

SK Shlomo: Surrender

SK Shlomo: Surrender

Very few of Edinburgh Fringe’s 4,000+ shows this year are able to boast being incomparable to all others. 

FOC It Up: The Femmes of Colour Comedy Club

FOC It Up: The Femmes of Colour Comedy Club

FOC It Up is a comedy collective aiming to showcase the talents of women and non-binary people of colour, in a comedy world that is mostly made up of straight white men. 

Gilgamesh – He Who Saw Everything

Gilgamesh – He Who Saw Everything

One actor, in 45 minutes, performs the first story ever written down: an epic Babylonian poem based on the mythical adventures of the King of Uruk who lived and ruled around 2750 B… 

Daisy MacDade: Sugarbaby

Daisy MacDade: Sugarbaby

Daisy MacDade tells the strange-but-true story of her extraordinary experiences as an Edinburgh-based sugarbaby trying to get through university. 

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019 and presented by Contact and STUN. 

Pindos

Pindos

Pindos is former Cambridge Footlight Milo Edwards’ debut hour at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

McNaughton

McNaughton

In his cell, woodturner Daniel McNaughton, wronged by his father, dismissed by the Glaswegian legal establishment, awaits sentence for his botched attempt to shoot Prime Minister R… 

The Cheap Part of Town

The Cheap Part of Town

The Cheap Part of Town is Louis Rive’s first collection of songs. 

Attention, Seeker

Attention, Seeker

The anxiety-riddled writer/doormat for a famous comedian stumbles into the big-time stand-up spotlight and decides to stay, with hilarious conseq. 

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors & Me

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors & Me

In a fish-out-of-water comedy of errors, Hopwood DePree tells of how researching his ancestry online led to him leaving Tinseltown to save his 600-year-old British ancestral pile, … 

Charles Quarterman: An Afternoon with Charles Quarterman for One Hour

Charles Quarterman: An Afternoon with Charles Quarterman for One Hour

Hello, I am Charles Quarterman. 

Nik Coppin: Shark

Nik Coppin: Shark

The affable globetrotting comedian returns with a show consisting of hilarious comedy deconstruction and anecdotes from his many overseas trips. There is no shark… 

Katie Mulgrew: Confirmation (WIP)

Katie Mulgrew: Confirmation (WIP)

Award-winning writer and stand-up Katie Mulgrew used to be a card-carrying God botherer. 

The American's Dream

The American's Dream

Ketchikan, Alaska and New York City: island towns at opposite ends of the American continent. 

The Apology

The Apology

The last days of the the founding father of philosophy, Socrates. 

So Close

So Close

I remember situations so awkward death seemed like a viable option. 

Our Man – Free

Our Man – Free

This award-winning writer’s powerful one-man show tears through the curtain of manners to reveal the wildlife of neo-liberal Britain. 

Legend of Shadows

Legend of Shadows

All the way from Macao and Taiwan comes a magical production of traditional and modern Chinese shadow plays! Mingled with stories from Journey to the West and famous animation figu… 

A Voice

A Voice

1971. 

Peeved with Peter E Davidson

Peeved with Peter E Davidson

Derry comedian Peter E Davidson (The Blame Game, Live at the Sunflower) is back with his third Fringe show and this time. 

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Truly funny, indigenous comedy, Aboriginal Comedy Allstars features three Aboriginal Australian comedians: Kevin Kropinyeri, Steph Tisdell and Andy Saunders. 

Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Ray Bradshaw made waves at last year's Fringe for performing stand-up in sign language and English at the same time, a gesture inspired by his own upbringing with deaf parents … 

Kevin James Doyle: Loud Blond Bald Kid

Kevin James Doyle: Loud Blond Bald Kid

You can never be entirely sure if the material a comedian is sharing is true, based in truth, or completely fabricated. 

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Tucked away in a corner of Pleasance Courtyard, Glenn Moore delights a packed crowd with an hour of non-stop puns and twisted humour. 

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, Matt Davis jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality and global or regional c… 

Sense of Tumour

Sense of Tumour

What does a busy, modern, single woman do when she finds a lump in her breast? She cracks jokes. 

Kefi: Reggetiko

Kefi: Reggetiko

Immerse yourself in a Greek coffee house where familiar faces tell stories of their displaced lives, while a series of unpredictable events unfold in the background. 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Growing up, I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. 

Fake News

Fake News

‘Indubitably good news. 

Jehovah's First Witness

Jehovah's First Witness

An interesting insight into the man who stole Christmas, leader of the ‘doomsday cult that controls eight million lives’. 

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen enters the stage, seemingly nervous despite her extensive experience on the comedy circuit. 

Hyde and Seek

Hyde and Seek

Late 1800s: there’s a heavy fog surrounding London. 

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

A courageous new work by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans. 

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to...

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to...

Evolution premiered in 2009 and won a Scotsman Fringe First award: ‘Intelligent, informative, and hugely entertaining’ (Chortle. 

Steve Lamacq: Going Deaf for a Living

Steve Lamacq: Going Deaf for a Living

DJ and journalist Steve Lamacq celebrates 30+ years in the music industry with an intimate one-man show full of anecdotes and observations, clocked up over three decades of champio… 

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

‘The biggest spoken word night in London for women’ (Evening Standard) returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for three incendiary shows. 

Brother Sun and Sister Moon

Brother Sun and Sister Moon

Is everything as it seems? Is the sky really blue? Do dogs like to smell each other’s bottoms to gauge their scent or do they just really like the smell of leftover poo? Join Drag … 

I Think I Might Be... New Romantic!

I Think I Might Be... New Romantic!

Remember OMD before OMG, Phil Oakey’s fringe and onyx ashtrays? Tales of growing up before the New Romantics landed in 80s Leeds, with threads of a Catholic upbringing, Irish mot… 

Liam Malone: No Limbits

Liam Malone: No Limbits

Liam Malone, it’s fair to say, is not backwards at coming forwards. 

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Hench is an engaging exploration of female strength in its many forms. 

Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early!

Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early!

In a “day in the life” format of her experiences at Burning Man festival, Desiree Burch intricately tells us the story of her search for sex during an unintentional acid trip. 

Aindrias de Staic; Shtax the LedgeHammer

Aindrias de Staic; Shtax the LedgeHammer

Legendary performer and well-travelled fiddle player Aindrias de Staic (AKA Shtax) is back on the Fringe after winning a few awards seven years ago and being busy with TV and film. 

Jottings from the Queen of Sheba

Jottings from the Queen of Sheba

Three thousand years ago, the Queen of Sheba travelled with a huge entourage and wealthy gifts to listen to King Solomon’s wisdom. 

Giant Wolf Theatre – Playback

Giant Wolf Theatre – Playback

Giant Wolf Theatre Company is a group of young artists whose goal is to devise, create and be makers of great theatre. 

Geeks, Stand Up!

Geeks, Stand Up!

This show brings you some of the funniest comedians from around the Fringe to laugh, joke and talk passionately about their favourite geek passions. 

Sooz Kempner – Mega Drive

Sooz Kempner – Mega Drive

Sonic might not be the best video game character in the world but moving around at the speed of sound, he has touched many hearts and none more so than Sooz Kempner who brings her … 

Max & Ivan: Commitment

Max & Ivan: Commitment

There ain’t no party like a Max & Ivan party, ‘cause a Max & Ivan party uses equations to guarantee participant enjoyment!The comedy duo are back at the Fringe and read… 

Bryony Kimmings: I'm a Phoenix, Bitch

Bryony Kimmings: I'm a Phoenix, Bitch

Bryony Kimmings’ I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is a glimmering, harrowing, firework display of a show, and is easily among the best performances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. 

Steve Rannazzisi – Please Forget

Steve Rannazzisi – Please Forget

Please Forget is a one-man show by American comedian Steve Rannazzisi that takes an comedic look into public shaming. 

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald (Hang Ups, Plebs, GameFace, Green Wing) is back in his element, making his long-awaited return to the live comedy arena. 

Employ Me, You Cowards!

Employ Me, You Cowards!

Why would a poet have LinkedIn? And why does Ross’s say he’s ‘an ideas man’? When asked this in an interview, he panics, but somehow he gets the job. 

I Am Mark

I Am Mark

Mark’s Gospel is our most authentic portrait of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. 

Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland

Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland

Scotland is a country blessed with abundant natural beauty and mystical landscapes. 

Ali Affleck's Torching the Blues – Blues and Torch Songs from the 1920s to the 1950s

Ali Affleck's Torching the Blues – Blues and Torch Songs from the 1920s to the 1950s

Award-winning jazz vocalist Ali, with a heavy hitting band of internationally acclaimed musicians, resurrects the original outspoken blues and torch song divas. 

Jamie Dalgleish: Humans Are Evil

Jamie Dalgleish: Humans Are Evil

A history show unearthing the most shocking events, actions and characters throughout our past. 

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

If you were invited to a 50th birthday party in Ibiza, would you go? Are you a party animal? Can you get a sitter for the kids? Can you get the time off work? Have you got £1k for… 

The Bureau of Untold Stories

The Bureau of Untold Stories

The world’s stories have gone missing, but with outrageous accents, some unconventional storytelling skills, live sound effects and your help, the inspired inspectors of The Bureau… 

Pope’s Addiction Clinic

Pope’s Addiction Clinic

‘From fearless and funny to heart-stoppingly raw’ (Evening Standard). 

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. 

Little Wings

Little Wings

For as long as she can remember Isabella has had butterflies living inside her tummy. 

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

This multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono’s classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past twelve years, with repe… 

Délicieux

Délicieux

Une bonne dose de excitement. 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. 

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald (Hang Ups, Plebs, GameFace, Green Wing) is back in his element, making his long-awaited return to the live comedy arena. 

Reeks of Desperation

Reeks of Desperation

This one-woman solo comedy show investigates the longest-standing question of the known universe: why am I still f*cking single? While it’s probably her own fault, Madeline’s d… 

The Mariner's Song

The Mariner's Song

Calling all adventurers! Following their critical success at last year’s Fringe (selected as EdFringeReview. 

This is Mark Ritchie: Honest to God

This is Mark Ritchie: Honest to God

Fresh from touring America and the UK, Mark returns to the Festival Fringe for the fourth time and has some tales to tell. 

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul connects audiences with the energy, excitement and raw emotion generated by the pioneering R’n’B and soul acts of the 40s, 50s and 60s. 

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

From labour to rest. 

(No) Money in the Bank

(No) Money in the Bank

The wrestling double act, Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh, return! Thom and Andrew are forming the first-ever comedy tag-team and are going to use all the elements of tag-team wrestling … 

John Pendal: Monster

John Pendal: Monster

Known better for his kink-based comedy, John Pendal returns this year to the Fringe with a different angle to a similar style he employs, one that combines his witty sexual quips w… 

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway's vagina has a name (Jenny), and this is important to know. 

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. 

Sail Away!

Sail Away!

A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! A programme of water-themed music and the story of The Luc… 

Phil Kay: A Happening

Phil Kay: A Happening

Legendary Scottish storyteller and master of mirth is only in town for one weekend. 

Phil Kay: A Happening

Phil Kay: A Happening

Legendary Scottish storyteller and master of mirth is only in town for one weekend. 

Elliot Wengler – Solo: An Elliot Wengler Story

Elliot Wengler – Solo: An Elliot Wengler Story

Elliot Wengler lives at home in a village in the middle of nowhere and is fine with that. 

The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch

The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch

Award-winning drinks writers and comedy performers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham return to Edinburgh with their latest libation, The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch, in Underbel… 

Richard Stott: Right Hand Man

Richard Stott: Right Hand Man

Apparently, Richard Stott got into comedy “for all the wrong reasons”; at least, that’s what the aforementioned Richard Stott says. 

Myra

Myra

Let’s not mince words – this is a hard watch. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

Bombs are falling on Liverpool. 

Gone Full Havisham

Gone Full Havisham

Catapulting Dickens into the 21st century, this masterstroke genius of spin-offs introduces Emily Halloran, live streaming to us from her penthouse honeymoon suite. 

Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut

Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut

You’ll learn two things from Aaron Simmonds’ Disabled Coconut. 

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Scotland's National Bard: Hamish Henderson

Celebrating Hamish Henderson’s centenary with songs that won the recognition of Bob Dylan and Nelson Mandela. 

McNaughton

McNaughton

In his cell, woodturner Daniel McNaughton, wronged by his father, dismissed by the Glaswegian legal establishment, awaits sentence for his botched attempt to shoot Prime Minister R… 

Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play

Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play

The Artists Collective Theatre consider what could prompt an eighteen year old girl to create one of the most lauded, feared, impressive and appalling tales of the overpowering nee… 

Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

Adam Brides (Max Turner Competition finalist) and David Anthony (Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year semi-finalist) join forces for an extravaganza of comedy and storytelling… 

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… 

James Rowland's Revelations

James Rowland's Revelations

A couple of years ago James’ best friends, Sarah and Emma, asked him for his sperm. 

I'm Coming

I'm Coming

Molly Brenner’s one-woman show about her pursuit of an orgasm is an endearingly-performed trundle through her long search for sexual fulfilment. 

Eddie Izzard: Expectations of Great Expectations (WIP)

Eddie Izzard: Expectations of Great Expectations (WIP)

Eddie Izzard invites you to his brand-new work-in-progress reading/performance of Charles Dickens’ classic epic Great Expectations. 

I've Got You Under My Skin

I've Got You Under My Skin

Edinburgh-born Italian crooner Philip Contini sings a selection of Cole Porter’s best-loved repertoire with anecdotes from the colourfully flamboyant life of one of the world’s gre… 

Smut Slam: Where Sexy and Storytelling Collide

Smut Slam: Where Sexy and Storytelling Collide

This high-energy, dirty storytelling open mic has been around the world. 

Green Knight

Green Knight

Christmas at Camelot: a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur’s finest knight. 

Ali Affleck's Torching the Blues – Blues and Torch Songs from the 1920s to the 1950s

Ali Affleck's Torching the Blues – Blues and Torch Songs from the 1920s to the 1950s

Award-winning jazz vocalist Ali, with a heavy hitting band of internationally acclaimed musicians, resurrects the original outspoken blues and torch song divas. 

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

A glorious celebration of the work of the world’s greatest playwright. 

Italian Stallion: Fake Hero

Italian Stallion: Fake Hero

A “nearly” comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during the London Bridge terror attack in 2017. 

Blodeuwedd Untold

Blodeuwedd Untold

This bold, poetic, storytelling performance by Jo Blake is more of a series of questions than a search for truth. 

Shattered

Shattered

This one woman show featuring Diana Varco sees her shape shift effortlessly into 35 different characters, as she narrates the journey of her self discovery through trauma. 

Harriet Dyer and Scott Gibson: That's Not a Lizard, That's My Grandmother

Harriet Dyer and Scott Gibson: That's Not a Lizard, That's My Grandmother

The brainchild of comedians Harriet Dyer and Scott Gibson, That’s Not a Lizard, That’s My Grandmother! is unlike any other show at the Fringe. 

Spec-tacular

Spec-tacular

Once upon a time there was a creative and beautiful family who were about to lose everything. 

Uninvited Guests

Uninvited Guests

ArdCol welcomes you to the world of the Uninvited Guests: dreamers, storytellers and liars. 

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Delicious full afternoon tea hosted by Scotland’s oldest department store shopkeeper. 

Rats’ Tales

Rats’ Tales

Rats’ Tales by Carol Ann Duffy and adapted by Melly Still brings together a hugely entertaining, sinister and magical mixture of traditional and invented folk stories, richly con… 

VIKING

VIKING

Ragnarr Ragnarson is a Skald – a teller of stories, keeper of history and composer of poems. 

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

The extraordinary story of Captain Ahab’s obsessive vengeance against the mighty leviathan, the great white whale who rid him of his leg. 

Red Herring

Red Herring

On top of their biggest haul, friendly fishermen Deddy and Winchem discover the cursed Red Herring. 

Unnatural

Unnatural

Ro, the main character, finds himself with a tricky decision as to whether he should plug into VR for the rest of his life and ignore the harsh realities of Earth in 2050, or if th… 

Louis Prima and Keely Smith – Dinner and Show

Louis Prima and Keely Smith – Dinner and Show

Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian, 1930s-1950s, comedy-jazzer, sung by Philip Contini: ‘his genius makes him so special’ (Scotsman). 

Jocks, Geordies and Aussies

Jocks, Geordies and Aussies

The finest Geordie, Scottish and Australian comedians come together for a fantastic hour of stand-up comedy. 

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

Enter the macabre minds of Beaux and Poe. 

Ashton Carter: Mysteriosa

Ashton Carter: Mysteriosa

Mysteriosa blends Ashton’s love of storytelling, stage magic and the paranormal to create a world where ancient objects show their secret powers and spirits make their presence k… 

Book Lovers' Tour

Book Lovers' Tour

A guided walking tour visiting the sites and haunts of Edinburgh’s literary legends: Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, JM Barrie, Alex… 

MUSE: An Experiment in Storytelling and Life Drawing

MUSE: An Experiment in Storytelling and Life Drawing

In a world where we learn to hate the bodies of others and fear our own, MUSE offers a chance to find them instead. 

Will Rowland: Cocoon

Will Rowland: Cocoon

Highly anticipated debut hour from a uniquely silly and cerebral stand-up. 

Random Bag Check

Random Bag Check

Sadia is a British Asian comedian from London tackling sex, relationships and identity in her no-holds-barred style. 

Barely There

Barely There

Join Mary O’Connell and Patrick Healy for an hour of laughs and insights into their underwhelming lives. 

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

The boy I love is up in the gallery. 

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Dare you visit the world’s most haunted and paranormally active location? Once used by hellfire clubs, witches, body snatchers, prostitutes, criminals, plague victims and frequente… 

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

The National Theatre’s adaptation comes to life in Dr. 

When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish

When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish

In the middle of the night, there’s a noise – a snuffling and a shuffling and a splintering of wood. 

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

On a cold, blustery evening in 1945, the playwright’s grandmother, June, answers the door to an ill-fated telegram delivery. 

Markus Birdman – Last White Christmas

Markus Birdman – Last White Christmas

Amused Moose Award nominee: Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe 2015. 

Mocking a Murderer

Mocking a Murderer

Nigel Lovell went to school with a murderer. 

Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker

Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker

Irish comedian Colin Chadwick is a quick thinker. 

For He's a Jolly Goodfellow

For He's a Jolly Goodfellow

From standstill to stand-up in two years. 

Jamie Fraser and Maybe Someone Else, I Don't Know

Jamie Fraser and Maybe Someone Else, I Don't Know

Jamie (‘Hilarious’ (List), ‘ridiculously hilarious’ (Skinny), ‘utterly hilarious’ (Telegraph)) Fraser brings you a laugh at lunchtime, featuring a rotating cast of his funny and ni… 

Mimi Hayes: I'll Be OK

Mimi Hayes: I'll Be OK

Just five days into her first career as a high school teacher, Mimi Hayes’ head exploded. 

Shit

Shit

Shit is an award-winning compelling, raw and powerful play which examines the intersections of class and misogyny. 

Drag Queen Stole My Dress

Drag Queen Stole My Dress

This one time I got a pre-emptive divorce. 

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

Number eight will have you totally whelmed! 10 things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew will take you back the good old days, when we worried about Y2K, wore butterfly clips in our … 

James Rowland's A Hundred Different Words for Love

James Rowland's A Hundred Different Words for Love

Five years ago, at his best friends Sarah and Emma’s engagement party, James met the love the love his life. 

David Tsonos: Around the World With Flat Stanley

David Tsonos: Around the World With Flat Stanley

When you are given a class project of Flat Stanley who better than your stand-up comedian Uncle Dave to do it for you. 

A Sense of Tumour Makes Everything Alt-Right

A Sense of Tumour Makes Everything Alt-Right

A cancer diagnosis reveals a suicidal boob. 

Adam Flood and Blake AJ: Joke Boys

Adam Flood and Blake AJ: Joke Boys

A stand-up comedy show with two halves, by two comedians united by the powerful force of convenience. 

An Audience With Kyle Falconer

An Audience With Kyle Falconer

A great chance to hear some acoustic songs and stories and direct questions at one of Scotland’s finest singer/songwriters, Kyle Falconer from The View. 

The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit, and murder: Marie Hassenpflug and the Brothers Grimm are trying to edit the darkness out of old stories. 

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year: George Zacharopoulos

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year: George Zacharopoulos

Born in Greece and living in the UK, George is a UK, Europe and Australia comedy club favourite, appearing on BBC One and Sky. 

Miss Candy AppleBottom presents: Tales and Adventures from Beyond the Veil of Nonsense

Miss Candy AppleBottom presents: Tales and Adventures from Beyond the Veil of Nonsense

Candy’s stories, musicality and legs will take you on a journey of her/his adventures through time. 

Freeing the Edinburgh Fringe: Book Reading

Freeing the Edinburgh Fringe: Book Reading

PBH reads from his book, the story of the Free Fringe from 1996 to now: how we became the Fringe’s biggest show provider and the many catastrophes and odd triumphs along the way. 

The Collection of Professor Novak

The Collection of Professor Novak

After the interest in his spirit cabinet last year in Edinburgh, the famous Victorian psychic investigator Professor Novak will discuss some of his more famous and gruesome investi… 

You're in a Bad Way by John Osborne

You're in a Bad Way by John Osborne

Writer, theatre-maker and creator of cult Edinburgh hit John Peel’s Shed, John Osborne has a new storytelling show about music and dementia. 

Alcohol-Free Craic

Alcohol-Free Craic

What’s better than one stand-up comedian for free? That’s right, two stand-up comedians for free. 

Where Are You Really From?

Where Are You Really From?

Lubna explores her identity as a Scottish Pakistani muslim women living in a world dominated by fat, blonde, white men. 

Ruby Carr's Birthday Party (WIP)

Ruby Carr's Birthday Party (WIP)

Ruby is having her birthday party and all of Edinburgh is invited. 

Jamie Fraser and Maybe Someone Else, I Don't Know

Jamie Fraser and Maybe Someone Else, I Don't Know

Jamie (‘Hilarious’ (List), ‘ridiculously hilarious’ (Skinny), ‘utterly hilarious’ (Telegraph)) Fraser brings you a laugh at lunchtime, featuring a rotating cast of his funny and ni… 

Frank Foucault: Desk

Frank Foucault: Desk

Thump. 

Superstar

Superstar

A one-handed show about making a one-handed show might be becoming a little passé at the Fringe but there is at least one final offering you should devour before you write the gen… 

Lucie Pohl: Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real

Lucie Pohl: Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real

Lucie Pohl is an extremely talented performer; this is a statement I cannot stress enough. 

The Brooklyn Scotsman

The Brooklyn Scotsman

A teenage Scottish rapper leaves home to pursue his dreams across the Atlantic in New York City. 

Samantha Pressdee: Covered

Samantha Pressdee: Covered

The only thing crazier than Sammie was the welfare state supposed to be helping her! Getting your needs met in austerity Britain is a game of Russian roulette. 

Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales

Grey Dog Theatre follow the triumphant Beasts and Beauties, ‘a perfectly synchronised swarm of young talent’ **** (Young Perspective) with more of Carol Ann Duffy’s magical f… 

Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Lum: And Other Colourful Tales

Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Lum: And Other Colourful Tales

Have you ever closed your eyes and tried to imagine a new colour? Lucy is a little grey girl in a little grey world who escapes to a land of colour through her stories. 

Joan Baez: Presented by Miss Irenie Rose

Joan Baez: Presented by Miss Irenie Rose

Miss Irenie Rose sings the well-loved songs written and sung by Joan Baez. 

Eric Davidson: Across the Loony Verse

Eric Davidson: Across the Loony Verse

One of Scotland’s finest comedy poets returns to Edinburgh with 50 minutes of classic doggerel. 

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Ciaran loves milking. 

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, Matt Davis jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality and global or regional c… 

Ben Target: Six Endings in Search of a Beginning

Ben Target: Six Endings in Search of a Beginning

Chasing dreams, planting seeds and mining for gold in this work-in-progress show from ‘one of very few comics who manages to do something new with the art form while keeping an aud… 

Eric Lampaert: Borne of Chaos

Eric Lampaert: Borne of Chaos

From the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb. 

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: The Earth Untold

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: The Earth Untold

Five storytellers open a treasure chest. 

Science Adventures

Science Adventures

In their top secret lab, the science fictionaries are trying to collect the fizziest, flashiest, most marvellous stories about science! Join them on their quest and maybe they will… 

Vote Dr Phil?

Vote Dr Phil?

Phil Hammond was sacked by the BBC for pledging to stand against his MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, in 2022 (or next week). 

One Starts in a Barber\'s. One Starts in a Bar.

One Starts in a Barber\'s. One Starts in a Bar.

A thought-provoking show about haircuts and heartache. 

Beyond Glory

Beyond Glory

Set against the backdrops of the Vietnam War, World War II and the Korean War, Beyond Glory tells the stirring, emotional, and heroic true stories of eight recipients of America’… 

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise recently received two reviews. 

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Award-winning storytelling. 

Where Do Fairies Come From?

Where Do Fairies Come From?

From early Celtic tradition, through Shakespearean superstition to modern high fantasy, everyone has heard of fairies. 

Shut It Down Carol

Shut It Down Carol

Hello, my name is Edd Hedges. 

Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out

Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out

‘Too young to stay in, too old to go out!’ Nigel Osner casts a quizzical eye over life’s challenges for those that little bit older. 

The Fablesmiths

The Fablesmiths

In a story of damsels, dragons and danger, the legendary Fablesmiths take you on a spectacular journey into a mystical universe of forgotten fairy tales ranging from Polish folklor… 

Adventurers Wanted: Banishment

Adventurers Wanted: Banishment

Join an all-new adventure! Tabletop role playing games meets live storytelling in a hilarious and heartbreaking fantasy epic. 

Funny Stories About Pain

Funny Stories About Pain

Funny Stories About Pain is a one-hour journey through some decidedly not-funny events in the life of comedian Troy Alan, which would amount to a depressing Ted Talk if Troy couldn… 

Adventures Of A Happy Man

Adventures Of A Happy Man

Is Britain happy? Are we trapped in a bubble of despair? Comedian Aidan Goatley is on a mission to find out by going to the centre of all 105 counties in the UK and asking a simple… 

Helen Duff Is the Tits

Helen Duff Is the Tits

And she doesn’t give a damn who knows it. 

A**Hole New World

A**Hole New World

Aged just 17, Brian forged his mother’s signature, borrowed €10k and ran away to New Zealand. 

The Tina Turner Story

The Tina Turner Story

Journey through the life and music of this phenomenal record-breaking superstar – the world’s only artist to have US top 40 hits in every decade since the 60s! Featuring hit ar… 

James Rowland's Team Viking

James Rowland's Team Viking

Eight years ago, James’ best friend Tom was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. 

Kemp's Jig

Kemp's Jig

Steve Taylor is Will Kemp – celebrity comedian and superstar of the Elizabethan stage. 

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the 18-time Grammy winner. 

Eva Cassidy: The Story

Eva Cassidy: The Story

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy. 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Our unique tour sets out to inform and entertain as we take you into both the Old and New towns, giving you a real sense of the two sides of Edinburgh; revealing some of the secret… 

Craig on the Cliff

Craig on the Cliff

Craig on the Cliff – Craig Herbertson, Edinburgh singer, presents Cauld Blast Warm Heart, a celebration of the works of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, the genius who gav… 

All Senses Ahead!

All Senses Ahead!

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will be bringing a true taste of Scotland to the Fringe, with an all-encompassing sensory feast that celebrates the best of our culture. 

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb. 

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Two years ago, Matt Watson (‘Good Canadian fun’ (Wingspan Entertainment)) moved to Scotland. 

A Rock'n'Roll Suicide!

A Rock'n'Roll Suicide!

Ziggy Stardust takes us on a Tragical Mystery Tour through the life of a nearly-was rock star! Drama, tragedy and hilarity ensue to a live rocking backdrop. 

The Super Sad and Really Tragical Story of Analeise

The Super Sad and Really Tragical Story of Analeise

Who is Analeise? I don’t know. 

The Aretha Franklin Story

The Aretha Franklin Story

Journey through the incredible life and music of the Queen of Soul – the most charted female of the 21st century! Featuring hit artist Cleopatra Higgins, as seen in West End hit … 

Goddess

Goddess

A peek behind the velvet curtain! Hilarious one-woman sitcom based on Jacqueline Haigh’s true experiences working as a receptionist in a tantric massage parlour. 

Haunted Vaults Tour

Haunted Vaults Tour

Dark as the devil’s heart, our haunted underground network of vaults from the 1700s will stimulate and excite your senses as the sinister history of these former slum dwellings, on… 

The Carpenters Songbook

The Carpenters Songbook

The Carpenters Songbook premiers at the Fringe to take you on an emotive journey through the career of one of the world’s most successful duos. 

The Things I Never Told You

The Things I Never Told You

In the house on the corner of our street lived an old man. 

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back To Black premiers at the Fringe to take you on an electrifying journey through the career of a modern legend who shattered records and moved millions. 

The James Taylor and Joni Mitchell Story

The James Taylor and Joni Mitchell Story

Following two consecutive years of sell-outs and critical acclaim, the James Taylor and Joni Mitchell stories combine into one exciting show to take you on a journey through the in… 

The Nashville Story

The Nashville Story

Take a journey through time in Nashville to experience how music influenced this Bible Belt city and in turn how Music City influenced the whole world. 

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again

After travelling the world with her first solo show 50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh, a lot had changed in Michelle’s life. 

Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

Des (winner of Gulag’s Got Talent, Ex-Soviet Republic Factor, No Voice, Strictly Pooling, Dancing on Siberian Ice) story-sings the history of world communism (Korea, Vietnam, Cub… 

Jeremy Nicholas: What Are You Talking About?

Jeremy Nicholas: What Are You Talking About?

This funny show is for anyone who ever listens to dreadfully dull presentations, cringe-worthy wedding speeches or rambling nonsense from “experts” and thinks, ‘there must be a b… 

My Finest Hour

My Finest Hour

Iain’s grandfather was a fearless Scottish war hero, whose painting hangs on the wall of Edinburgh Castle. 

Angus Brown: Everest

Angus Brown: Everest

Every dead body on Mount Everest was once a very motivated person. 

The Best Show We've Ever Done at the Edinburgh Fringe

The Best Show We've Ever Done at the Edinburgh Fringe

A year ago, the world ended. 

The Carole King Story

The Carole King Story

Following sell-out shows and standing ovations in 2017/18, The Carole King Story returns to take you on an incredible journey through the career of six-time Grammy Award winner and… 

50% Canadian, 100 % Crazy, Let's Laugh

50% Canadian, 100 % Crazy, Let's Laugh

Show about family, taking risks and embracing change, Michelle unexpectedly fell into the world of comedy. 

Children’s Haunted Underground Experience

Children’s Haunted Underground Experience

An atmospheric storytelling experience in Edinburgh’s largest network of 1700s Old Town underground vaults where the poor and destitute lived, and see if you can smell our reside… 

The Dolly Parton Story

The Dolly Parton Story

After receiving standing ovations last year, The Dolly Parton Story returns to the Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the Queen of Country who curren… 

Olaf Falafel – It's One Giant Leek for Mankind

Olaf Falafel – It's One Giant Leek for Mankind

Surrealist comedian, author, illustrator and Fringe favourite Olaf Falafel presents his latest book It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind. 

Captain Jake and the Search for the Red Queen

Captain Jake and the Search for the Red Queen

Join Captain Jake’s Crew as he takes you on a journey to the high seas in this historic adventure. 

The Great Health Con

The Great Health Con

We spend trillions on health but like Brexit, nobody knows what it means. 

Laugh Till It Hurts: A BDSM Comedy Show

Laugh Till It Hurts: A BDSM Comedy Show

Like 50 Shades Of Grey, but funny on purpose. 

007 Voices of Bond

007 Voices of Bond

Voices of Bond is a spectacle like no other. 

The Afterlife of a Soap Star

The Afterlife of a Soap Star

The Afterlife of a Soap Star is a semi-autobiographical one-woman show depicting the madness of the media, maddening politics and madness itself. 

Laura McMahon and Will Hall: In Hindsight

Laura McMahon and Will Hall: In Hindsight

As seen on BBC Three and Channel 4. 

Dummy

Dummy

A comedy about the autistic spectrum. 

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Star of BBC Scotland’s Up For It! and BBC Radio Scotland, Ashley Storrie returns to the Fringe with a raw and hysterical show about mental health and the ways she uses humour to ov… 

Gabe Mollica: The Whole Thing

Gabe Mollica: The Whole Thing

Gabe Mollica started doing stand-up in Edinburgh after he got dumped for his best friend. 

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Charmian self-identifies as a what-not, the word for people who don’t have a word. 

Vauxhall Comedy Presents Tom Elwes and Ali Woods

Vauxhall Comedy Presents Tom Elwes and Ali Woods

Vauxhall Comedy presents two of the brightest up-and-coming comedians on the UK circuit: Tom Elwes and Ali Woods (as heard on BBC Radio 4). 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Growing up, I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. 

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – 52 Days

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – 52 Days

In 2012 I wrote a diary on a deck of playing cards, one for each week. 

Tales of Whatever

Tales of Whatever

Northern powerhouse Tales of Whatever (@talesofwhatever) returns for 2019 with changing daily line-ups of seasoned Fringe comics and performers, all going off-script to share true … 

Ross Drummond and Harry Monaghan: The Orb

Ross Drummond and Harry Monaghan: The Orb

Have you touched The Orb? Want to meet two that have? A mainstay of science, wonder and amazement since its inception in the late 80s, The Orb is science’s greatest invention. 

Stuart Mitchell – Is It Just Me? (Work in Progress)

Stuart Mitchell – Is It Just Me? (Work in Progress)

Join the longest running panellist on BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News as he runs through new material for his next tour. 

Gary Little – Kidding Myself On

Gary Little – Kidding Myself On

After headlining at some of the top comedy clubs around the UK and abroad, Gary returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with stories and jokes that have earned him the reputation as one of… 

Sam Haygarth: Climate Crisis

Sam Haygarth: Climate Crisis

Sam Haygarth was arrested recently. 

1 Chick, 2 Dicks: 3 Americans Get Too Personal

1 Chick, 2 Dicks: 3 Americans Get Too Personal

How personal is too personal? What topics are off limits? American comedians Jeanne Whitney, Carter Morgan and Mike Lemme met in Paris trying to answer those very questions. 

A Dram Is Worth a Thousand Words

A Dram Is Worth a Thousand Words

Home of the largest single malt, single cask collection, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society invites you to a three dram tutored whisky tasting like no other, in the company of our bran… 

Tom Toal in Mediocre Boy

Tom Toal in Mediocre Boy

One of the brains behind the AATTA Podcast returns with his brand-new show in which TT comes to terms with his place in the world, asking some tough questions. 

Phil Nichol: Too Much

Phil Nichol: Too Much

The planet is messed up. 

The Kiss

The Kiss

Heartwarming, funny and bursting with energy, The Kiss tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two soldiers. 

Jack Rooke: Love Letters

Jack Rooke: Love Letters

Dear reader, you may know me from such tragedies as Dead Dad (Radio 4’s Good Grief) and Dead Friend (BBC Three’s Happy Man) but this year I’m dead chuffed to perform comedy about s… 

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

A revolving line-up of hilarious female comedians from around the Fringe with an hour of stand-up comedy to be enjoyed by all. 

Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools

Ever poured gravy into your hat? Eaten next to a Sultan? Had a dinner party with the devil? Well now’s your chance. 

Bumble Me Tinders – Dating Horror Stories

Bumble Me Tinders – Dating Horror Stories

Hosted by comedian Patrick Melton (USA) and featuring a new line-up of hilarious comedian eye candy each show. 

Kieran Boyd – Crashing the Party

Kieran Boyd – Crashing the Party

Kieran spent his 20s living fast and doing sketch comedy with Fringe behemoths WitTank – ‘Masterful’ (Sunday Times). 

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Fresh from performing at the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe festivals 2019, catch South End Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer Winner in this revealing one-man show. 

Cyclopath

Cyclopath

Professional comedian and avid cyclist Dion Owen brings his best stand-up material with an emphasis on his experiences and passion for life on a bike. 

Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Award-winning comedian Gráinne Maguire (Dave’s UnSpun, BBC One’s This Week, RTE’s Cutting Edge and Radio 4’s Now Show) returns with a sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming sh… 

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

This tour de farce of bizarre exploits and odd misadventures chronicles an American’s nearly seven-decade search to find his place in the world. 

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

‘If you put me in your show, change my name. 

Walter the Wanderer, Book Reading and Colour-Along

Walter the Wanderer, Book Reading and Colour-Along

The show brings together a world record holder, an illustrator of the year and a published author: Via Fang (Taiwan) is an award-winning and internationally published illustrator. 

Wee Seals and Selkies

Wee Seals and Selkies

In this delightful family show, storytelling and music combine to create an enchanting performance, evoking the Scottish northern seashores. 

Children's Underground Ghost Show

Children's Underground Ghost Show

Help us to find out which ghosts haunt our famous underground vaults. 

Skydive to Stand-Up

Skydive to Stand-Up

From forgetting to pull your ripcord at 12,000 feet to finding your feet as a comedian: ex-skydiver Mat reveals all in an amusing yet absurd journey from living above the clouds to… 

Andrew Roper – Break Point

Andrew Roper – Break Point

Sun, surf, skydiving and stand-up. 

Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

Godmother of Scottish comedy. 

A Failuretale

A Failuretale

Raised to win (cause who likes a loser?), it took her nearly four decades of childhood to achieve vulnerability and embrace failure. 

Jake Donaldson Fights the Sea (Work in Progress)

Jake Donaldson Fights the Sea (Work in Progress)

Join Jake for a work in progress of his new stand-up show. 

Phil Jerrod: Unrelatable

Phil Jerrod: Unrelatable

When he was ten years old, Phil Jerrod got kidnapped. 

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – 52 Days

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – 52 Days

In 2012 I wrote a diary on a deck of playing cards, one for each week. 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The hit show at festivals and theatres worldwide returns with a revolving line-up of great comedians and their hilarious material based around sex and relationships. 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The hit show at festivals and theatres worldwide returns with a revolving line-up of great comedians and their hilarious material based around sex and relationships. 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The hit show at festivals and theatres worldwide returns with a revolving line-up of great comedians and their hilarious material based around sex and relationships. 

Adventures in Dementia – Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia – Steve Day

Steve’s dad died of Alzheimer’s. 

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Award-winning comedian Joe Bor retells the story of the friendship between his grandad (world-renowned town planner Walter Bor) and his grandad’s best friend (world-renowned comedy… 

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Award-winning comedian Joe Bor retells the story of the friendship between his grandad (world-renowned town planner, Walter Bor) and his grandad’s best friend (world-renowned comed… 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Growing up, I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. 

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Writer for BBC. 

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Ew Girl, You Nasty

If you have never smoked meth, worked in a sex dungeon, or eaten dog food, don’t worry, because Katharyn Henson did it so you didn’t have to! In her Fringe debut, New York City com… 

The Golden Path

The Golden Path

I was nine when my Dad taught me to cycle. 

Adventures in Dementia – Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia – Steve Day

Steve’s dad died of Alzheimer’s. 

Chris Betts: Dumb but Fair

Chris Betts: Dumb but Fair

An hour of stand-up about curiosity, horses, death and strip club etiquette. 

Andy Barr: The Ruby

Andy Barr: The Ruby

With his father recently deceased, minor aristocrat Andy Barr stands to inherit his fortune, his estate, his magnificent ruby and its terrible curse. 

Jonny Pelham: Off Limits

Jonny Pelham: Off Limits

Jonny has something to say that’s usually off-limits for dating, family gatherings, hanging out with mates and most social situations really… So what better place to talk about… 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Growing up, I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. 

Fiona Ridgewell: Even Dizney Needs a Day Off!

Fiona Ridgewell: Even Dizney Needs a Day Off!

Fiona Ridgewell is the epitome of positivity. 

Hero Worship

Hero Worship

If you had a chance to spend time with your idol, would you take it? Joel has hung out with all of his heroes, but did they want to hang out with him too? 

Daphna Baram: Cracking Up

Daphna Baram: Cracking Up

After dealing with immigration, politics and Jewish mothers, Daphna Baram’s 2019 Fringe offering takes on mass and time (AKA weight and age) as the human-rights lawyer-journalist-c… 

Sarah Johnson's Guide to (Im)Practical Parenting

Sarah Johnson's Guide to (Im)Practical Parenting

After last year’s sell-out smash hit Mum’s Going to Ibiza, Sarah returned home to her two wonderful children and noticed they were losing the art of play due to excessive technolog… 

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Is a variety show with a mixed bill line-up. 

Stuart Laws Is All In

Stuart Laws Is All In

Acclaimed stand-up (and the UK’s foremost gilet apologist) Stuart Laws reflects on the day his life changed forever when he risked everything in a Vegas poker tournament. 

The Moon Under Water

The Moon Under Water

History, philosophy, musings, poems and tales of booze, horse brasses and morris dancers. 

Rosco McClelland – Magic Belly

Rosco McClelland – Magic Belly

When you get a new worst day of your life, it’s time to tell everyone about the second worst! A show about discovering the magic in your belly. 

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

A while back, things became too awful for Angus to cope with. 

Claptrap

Claptrap

Claptrap /’klaptrap/ noun: absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas. 

Famous Underground Ghost Tour

Famous Underground Ghost Tour

Let one of Edinburgh’s most infamous sons or daughters lead you round the dark side of Edinburgh’s Old Town. 

Carl Donnelly: Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves?

Carl Donnelly: Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves?

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly (‘Observational genius’ (Guardian)) returns with a new show about how difficult it is to be a good person in the modern age. 

Njambi McGrath: Accidental Coconut

Njambi McGrath: Accidental Coconut

Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire. 

Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl

The year is 1969 and NASA has just put the first man on the moon. 

The Joy of Jokes

The Joy of Jokes

Truthful stand-up, funny stories, good jokes and a few ad-libs. 

Which Princess Are You?

Which Princess Are You?

Sunjai Arif can show you the world as he shares his memories of nostalgic pop culture all while attempting not to be sued by Disney. 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). 

About Time / Bully

About Time / Bully

A split bill comedy show featuring Thanyia Moore (Funny Women Award winner 2018) and Sian Davies (Hilarity Bites New Act winner 2018). 

Thunderc*nt

Thunderc*nt

This award-winning, five-star comedy show will grab you by the short and curlies. 

The Antique Jokes Show

The Antique Jokes Show

Top acts dust off their most out-of-date material. 

Luca Cupani: Lives I Never Lived

Luca Cupani: Lives I Never Lived

Which life would you choose if you had a second chance? Luca managed to narrow the possible answers down to a few options (legionnaire in the French Foreign Legion, Japanese swords… 

Terror Tour

Terror Tour

First you’ll be taken to our medieval torture exhibition to see instruments from the Nuremberg and Bamberg Castles in Germany, dating back to the late 1500s and early 1600s. 

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

This tour takes you to Edinburgh Old Town’s two most bone-chilling locations. 

Ghost and Torture Tour

Ghost and Torture Tour

A bone-chilling tour as our costumed guide takes you around some of the Old Town’s cobbled streets dispensing the history of the dark characters that used to roam them and why thei… 

Vaults Tour

Vaults Tour

Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in terrible slum conditions, where disease and death were commonplace. 

Spring Day: When Push Comes to Shove – Free

Spring Day: When Push Comes to Shove – Free

Expect a fun night of sharp, well-crafted and mischievous stand-up that will tickle your fancy and your heart if you have one. 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Seventh consecutive year for the UK’s longest-running and most successful ever Jewish comedy show. 

Roisin Crowley Linton: Teenage Kicks

Roisin Crowley Linton: Teenage Kicks

Stamptown Newcomer Award winner 2018, Roisin Crowley Linton returns to Edinburgh with her signature blend of achingly honest poetry, side-splitting stand-up and personal storytelli… 

Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised

Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised

Kayla MacQuarrie is Traumatised. 

Conor Drum: Solo

Conor Drum: Solo

A show about growing up and becoming a man. 

Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

Jamie, affable dweeb but viciously misanthropic cyclist, will explain how a head-on collision with a car and his first year teaching completely changed his opinion on humans. 

All That 50s, 60s and 70s Stuff

All That 50s, 60s and 70s Stuff

Freddie Folkston takes a whimsical look at three decades and the generations which helped shape a brave new world for millennials. 

Cordelia and Dimple: Buffet

Cordelia and Dimple: Buffet

Dimple’s biggest fear? Looking down from heaven (post-murder) to watch her religiously vegan parents learn that the contents of her last meal involved a chicken and an egg. 

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC is the debut show from British-born Chinese comedian Matthew Fong. 

Nina Gilligan – Broad Shoulders

Nina Gilligan – Broad Shoulders

Nina Gilligan has broad shoulders but where did they come from? Join her on a journey of discovery from her adoption (primarily for being ginger) to present-day search for her birt… 

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

After dropping 10 stone in weight Michael Livesley, the man described by Stephen Fry as an ‘outrageous talent’ is half the man he was but still just as funny. 

AJ Holmes: Yeah, but Not Right Now

AJ Holmes: Yeah, but Not Right Now

Award-winning actor, writer and composer AJ Holmes makes his Edinburgh debut with an hour of stand-up, storytelling, and songs! Known from The Book of Mormon on Broadway, London’s … 

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories VI

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories VI

Ghosts! Cobwebs! Wooooo noises! The original cult midnight comedy ghoststravaganza returns for a sixth year! Run while you can! Join Will Seaward (BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live), f… 

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – Lightfoot James

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – Lightfoot James

For most of 2017 I received taunting messages from a fake Facebook account. 

Extreme Paranormal Tour

Extreme Paranormal Tour

Extreme Paranormal Ghost Tour is only for those that consider themselves to be very brave, those who are not afraid to venture into some of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations bot… 

Radical Honesty

Radical Honesty

Join Luke Martin for total honesty about everything from German dwarves to gender pronouns! Find out how sobriety is like using a public toilet, why Theresa May’s dancing is good, … 

JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

Puppet State Theatre Company’s acclaimed adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece – enchanting storytelling for fantasy fans and phobics alike. 

Blood and Gold

Blood and Gold

Ancient mythology and modern storytelling collide in a contemporary exploration of the legacy of colonialism and slavery by award-winning Scottish Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies. 

Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All

Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All

You never know what’ll change your life. 

Tom Kitching: Welcome to My Barn!

Tom Kitching: Welcome to My Barn!

Co-creator of The Voice of Ray brings a brand-new solo hour to Edinburgh. 

Angry Boater

Angry Boater

Comedy the way you like it. 

Megazoid

Megazoid

Megan Shandley (Funny Women Grand finalist 2018, Scottish Variety Award nominee 2017, as seen on BBC Scotland’s Comedy Underground) brings tales of nostalgia and things forthcoming… 

George Rigden: Spooning with Uri

George Rigden: Spooning with Uri

As a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller for two years. 

A Free Festival Friendly Walking Tour

A Free Festival Friendly Walking Tour

We are the top-rated walking tour company for English tours in Edinburgh on TripAdvisor and we have put together a special festival friendly walking tour of the Old Town for you to… 

Decree Absolute Vodka

Decree Absolute Vodka

A personal stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles talks you through the absolute (vodka) joys of being divorced in her early 30s. 

'Aaaaaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault Again?

'Aaaaaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault Again?

Last year Bruce spent an hour telling hilarious stories about how he looked into the abyss of middle age with the maturity of a teenager. 

Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

Childhood memories can sometimes be blurry but you never forget your first school trip, especially when it turns into a permanent stay in Cote d’Ivoire. 

Steve Bugeja: Single Mum

Steve Bugeja: Single Mum

Steve helped his single mum find her Prince Charming all while learning his times tables. 

Nathan Roberts: Glowed Up

Nathan Roberts: Glowed Up

Glowed Up is an anecdotal anti-romcom from stand-up comedian Nathan Roberts. 

Dave Green: Guest Bed

Dave Green: Guest Bed

Dave grew up with two beds in his bedroom and he’s trying to find out why. 

Ali Brice: Bin Wondering

Ali Brice: Bin Wondering

Having spent time in a wheelie bin (for warmth, obviously), Ali’s mind has been wandering and wondering. 

Still Got It!

Still Got It!

Raymond Mearns and Gary Little have Still Got It! Between them they’ve nearly 40 years of experience in stand-up comedy and at an age when most are coasting to retirement, Raymond … 

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Award-winning comedian Joe Bor retells the story of the friendship between his grandad (world-renowned town planner Walter Bor) and his grandad\'s best friend (world-renowned com… 

Ben Pope: Dancing Bear

Ben Pope: Dancing Bear

Ben Pope is a ‘classy, stylish and accomplished’ (Chortle) comedian. 

Matt Winning: It's the End of the World as We Know It

Matt Winning: It's the End of the World as We Know It

(And I feel fine (but not all the time)). 

Gary Tro: The Greatest Superhero Movie Never Made

Gary Tro: The Greatest Superhero Movie Never Made

Finally, after years of toil, Gary Tro has perfected quite possibly the greatest superhero movie screenplay ever written. 

Georgie Morrell: Eyecon

Georgie Morrell: Eyecon

Join award-nominated comedian and one-eyed legend Georgie Morrell as she explores disability and celebrity. 

Matt Price: Broken Hooters and Geezers with Shooters

Matt Price: Broken Hooters and Geezers with Shooters

Matt Price was asked to work on a writing project with a former criminal. 

Phil Cornwell: Alackadaddy

Phil Cornwell: Alackadaddy

Who is Robert Lemon Alackadaddy? Well he’s certainly a geezer that’s done many a thing. 

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black

A critically acclaimed puppet musical, inspired by a neuroscientist. 

Gareth Mutch: The Old Man in the Carvery

Gareth Mutch: The Old Man in the Carvery

Mutch returns to the Fringe with a hilarious new hour chock-full of his trademark comedic tales of personal woe. 

Sasha Ellen: Pickle

Sasha Ellen: Pickle

From disastrous dates, to ruining weddings, to causing whole islands to go into a state of emergency, Sasha Ellen chalks it all up to being a bit of a pickle. 

Daniel Cainer: Signs and Wonders

Daniel Cainer: Signs and Wonders

Multi award-winning musical storytelling from the creator of Jewish Chronicles and Gefilte Fish and Chips. 

Jojo Sutherland: Riches to Rags

Jojo Sutherland: Riches to Rags

Jojo Sutherland grew up in a castle and has steadily worked her way down ever since. 

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie returns with more historical comedy, characters and stand-up. 

Maria Shehata: Hero

Maria Shehata: Hero

Failed love, crippling debt and living with an angry 83-year-old. 

James McNicholas: The Boxer

James McNicholas: The Boxer

James’ grandad, Terry Downes, became world middleweight champion in 1961. 

Fake News

Fake News

‘Indubitably good news. 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. 

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents brings Morpurgo’s treasured story to life, sparking imagination in both young and old. 

Scott Gibson: White Noise

Scott Gibson: White Noise

Scott Gibson, Glasgow’s critically-acclaimed and award-winning son, returns to the Fringe with a brand new hour of darkly comedic storytelling. 

Girlfriend from Hell – The Bitch is Back

Girlfriend from Hell – The Bitch is Back

GFH builds on the runaway success of Gabby’s last Edinburgh show and offers a new series of life hacks on today’s dating and partying scene. 

Rachel Fairburn: The People's Princess

Rachel Fairburn: The People's Princess

Rachel’s been described by some losers as obnoxious, rude and contrary. 

Will Adamsdale: Facetime

Will Adamsdale: Facetime

He won the 2004 Perrier Award in 2004 but, lets face it, he’s hardly kicked on has he? This show will be about failures, really (his, generally). 

Briony Redman is Indecisive (or Isn't, You Decide!)

Briony Redman is Indecisive (or Isn't, You Decide!)

Life is short. 

Jordan Wistuba and Liam Farrelly: The Student and the Shoplifter

Jordan Wistuba and Liam Farrelly: The Student and the Shoplifter

Jordan Wistuba and Liam Farrelly are at the forefront of the new generation of Scottish comedy, both gigging around the UK, working prominently with The Stand, Monkey Barrel Comedy… 

Alice and the Little Prince

Alice and the Little Prince

A girl from Oxford meets a boy from Asteroid B-612. 

Alexander Fox: Snare

Alexander Fox: Snare

‘Mrs Richardson, you’re trying to seduce me. 

Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

A show about getting lost and getting found. 

First Piano on the Moon: Will Pickvance

First Piano on the Moon: Will Pickvance

Adapting Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin for outer space requires a specially equipped pianist. 

The Big Gay StorySlam

The Big Gay StorySlam

The biggest, gayest set of tales the Fringe has ever heard comes out to play in this theatrical performance-meets-storytelling competition. 

Super Hugh-Man

Super Hugh-Man

A Maori boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero. 

Jonny Donahoe: Forgiveness (Work-in-Progress)

Jonny Donahoe: Forgiveness (Work-in-Progress)

Forgiveness is a work-in-progress about the cycles of abuse that form and affect who we are; if and how we can escape them and move on. 

James Rowland's Songs of Friendship

James Rowland's Songs of Friendship

For the first time James performs his multi award-winning trilogy of storytelling shows, Team Viking, A Hundred Different Words for Love and Revelations back-to-back in one evening… 

Edinburgh Festival Tales Tour

Edinburgh Festival Tales Tour

Join this lively and entertaining guided walking tour and enjoy decades of thrilling Fringe stories from today to Edinburgh’s first festivals in 1947. 

Climb

Climb

Climb is a live album brought to life through compelling characters, storytelling, and original music blending bossa nova, jazz, reggae, and soul, written and performed by Duane Fo… 

Dilruk Jayasinha: Cheat Day(s)

Dilruk Jayasinha: Cheat Day(s)

Dilruk Jayasinha has quickly become one of Australia’s favourite comedians. 

Richard Fry: O Starry Night

Richard Fry: O Starry Night

Following an epiphany in the Van Gogh Museum, Fry takes a twisted wander through art history. 

Will Duggan: Class Two

Will Duggan: Class Two

During an odd and turbulent time in recent history Will found himself questioning every poor decision he has ever made (namely everything he has ever said or done). 

Alex Cofield: Supernova

Alex Cofield: Supernova

Faced with the grim reality of life in the genteel English countryside, Alex’s dreams of youthful urban living seem light years away and when a nefarious village plot is revealed, … 

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them on the spot into interactive musical adventures. 

Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes

Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes

Multi award-winning comedian Sarah Kendall returns to Edinburgh with a spellbinding hour of storytelling. 

Cally Beaton: Invisible

Cally Beaton: Invisible

Invisible is an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. 

Maddie Campion: Truly Maddie Deeply

Maddie Campion: Truly Maddie Deeply

Expect hot gossip about a ghost, a one-hit wonder and the paperclip from Microsoft Word. ‘Very inventive and dry writer’ **** (FunnyWomen.com). As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra.  

Shakespeare for Kids: Fools and Bottoms

Shakespeare for Kids: Fools and Bottoms

A perfect introduction to Shakespeare’s beloved clowns. 

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Culture

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Culture

Music, poetry, art, science, politics, relationships, strange behaviors found in a species of (mostly) hairless primate. 

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Comedy of Errors

Enjoy alfresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. 

Exposing Edith

Exposing Edith

Experience legendary French icon Edith Piaf’s life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom such as La Vie En Rose and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien. 

Omid Singh: Beginning To End

Omid Singh: Beginning To End

Fresh from a one-star review in 2015, ‘there is a good comic entombed in this smug mess’ (Scotsman), LA’s ‘American-Indian-Iranian comic Omid Singh’ (Guardian) is back for anothe… 

Abbie Murphy: Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Abbie Murphy: Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Murphy retraces the steps of her transformative years, from fire-starter in a football shirt to feathers, tits and teeth. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

If you were anywhere near the Pleasance Courtyard this year, you’ll of heard of Lab Rats Theatre’s In Loyal Company as it shook the Fringe with its sell out run and critical ac… 

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Two shows only! Award-winning jazz vocalist, washboarder and early jazz historian Ali resurrects the original outspoken blues and jazz divas who shaped today’s music via their pass… 

Stuart Bowden: Our Molecules

Stuart Bowden: Our Molecules

Stuart Bowden has been doing this for a long time. 

Robin Clyfan: The Sea Is Big Enough to Take It

Robin Clyfan: The Sea Is Big Enough to Take It

At the centre of its big, warm heart, The Sea Is Big Enough to Take It is a story about a non-activist boy and his activist mother, and by extension a story about all of us and our… 

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard!

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard!

When you step into the venue for Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard, you don’t expect much. 

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. 

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

A fun-filled, 45-minute romp through ancient fairytales and folklore legends from Wales. 

Walk the Oars

Walk the Oars

A storytelling, poetry and music performance filled with Viking tales and Nordic myths about the Vikings’ arrival in Scotland. 

Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes. 

Call of the Void

Call of the Void

Call of the Void explores catharsis and connection through ghost stories from around the world. 

Rachel Sambrooks: Life is a Caba-Rach

Rachel Sambrooks: Life is a Caba-Rach

Rachel Sambrooks is trying to love life even when it’s rubbish. 

Bercerus the Blind Dog and Other Heroes

Bercerus the Blind Dog and Other Heroes

Bercerus the Blind Dog introduces Cerberus’ blind twin, and includes Greek legends galore. 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?

Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the self-help group ‘Jane McDonald Anonymous’. 

Uncanny Things

Uncanny Things

Beira – Alison Bell and Heather Yule – weave songs and harp music into a rich fabric combined with traditional stories of the land, the sea and the people of Scotland. 

The Archive of Educated Hearts

The Archive of Educated Hearts

"People are amazing, aren’t they?" So asks a lone voice in the darkness. 

Phamie and the Prof

Phamie and the Prof

International performing artist Phamie Gow and Enlightenment scholar Professor David Purdie collaborate in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time. 

Clouds

Clouds

A meteorologist of the divine tells how weather came to be; meet snow foxes, crab women, beings made of light and trees, a girl trapped in a foggy globe, and more. 

Rachel Sambrooks: Life is a Caba-Rach

Rachel Sambrooks: Life is a Caba-Rach

Rachel Sambrooks is trying to love life even when it’s rubbish. 

Wee MacNessie

Wee MacNessie

Based on the popular children’s book series by Pauline Mackay, Polkadot Theatre invites our audience to explore the interactive world of Wee MacNessie and his friends. 

The Land, The Sea, The City: Stories and Songs of Scotland

The Land, The Sea, The City: Stories and Songs of Scotland

Original and collected songs and stories from father-daughter duo: with Margaret drawing from her album Brigid’s Birds and Russell sharing some of his very favourite stories. 

Drenched

Drenched

A raincoated man bursts into one of two bunkers in the lower section of the Pleasance Courtyard. 

Eliza's Big Adventure!

Eliza's Big Adventure!

Oh no, Eliza the explorer has been kicked out of her kingdom! She needs to go on an adventure to prove she is the best explorer and make it back in time for the summer celebration. 

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

Sam wants to tell you about five encounters he had on Craigslist. 

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

‘Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. 

The Last Burrah Sahibs

The Last Burrah Sahibs

The Last Burrah Sahibs is a one-hour, one-man, spoken-word show about the mansion house dwelling life led by ordinary Scottish mill workers in the old jute colonies along the Hoogh… 

Kieran Hodgson: '75

Kieran Hodgson: '75

Ask most people to remember the early 70s and they won’t. 

Prevail

Prevail

A story told through new music and dance. 

Sing Sistah Sing!

Sing Sistah Sing!

Internationally renowned singer Andrea Baker celebrates the extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice. 

Uninvited

Uninvited

‘No-one leaves home – unless home is the mouth of a shark. 

Around the World with Bessy – Part One and a Half: Bessy Goes Busking!

Around the World with Bessy – Part One and a Half: Bessy Goes Busking!

After receiving her sell-out garland in 2017, Bessy returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show. 

Clay Nikiforuk: Fun to Be Around

Clay Nikiforuk: Fun to Be Around

Fun to be Around is an authentic, no-holds-barred narrative about triumphing over psychosis. 

Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

A stand-up comedy showcase for anyone who has ever sat in a pub having a drink and a laugh with their mates. 

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Two shows only! Award-winning jazz vocalist, washboarder and early jazz historian Ali resurrects the original outspoken blues and jazz divas who shaped today’s music via their pass… 

Triplicity: Everyone Has a Book Within

Triplicity: Everyone Has a Book Within

Our budding authors create a marriage of music and words to weave a story of burgeoning romance. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Fringe sell-out show! A fun, interactive and educational violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! 

Ailsa Benson Is Missing

Ailsa Benson Is Missing

The synopsis of this intriguing one-woman drama can more or less be summed up by its title: Ailsa Benson Is Missing. 

She-Wolves

She-Wolves

Laura Careless’ solo show, inspired by the book and BBC series of the same name by Helen Castor, is an intricate, forceful and nuanced production examining the life of five diffe… 

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

‘The biggest spoken word night in London for women’ (Evening Standard) returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for three incendiary shows. 

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York... or, Does She? – Free

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York... or, Does She? – Free

Do you not fit into a box? Olivia (Big O) knows all too well about not fitting in: when kimchi, AKA fire-breathing garlic dragon breath, is your culture’s most famous export, how… 

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

One in six people suffer from hearing loss. 

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK’s most successful ever Jewish comedy. 

Henna

Henna

On the eve of an Indian wedding an anxious bride-to-be is having intricate henna patterns applied to her hands. 

Harmon Leon's American Horror Story

Harmon Leon's American Horror Story

NY comedian and Vice contributor Harmon has made a career infiltrating extremist groups. 

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Following two critically acclaimed sell-out runs, the National Youth Theatre present the Edinburgh debut of Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel The Reluctant Fundamen… 

Jings Crivvens Help Ma Boab

Jings Crivvens Help Ma Boab

Tayberry Tales, in association with the Jings Crivvens Help Ma Boab creative writing project led by playwright Jodie Marshall. 

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber

A show about someone who doesn’t need to exaggerate the absurdities of his life. 

The Fishermen

The Fishermen

Two brothers meet by the banks of a river in Nigeria, the same river which saw them turn from children into fishermen many years before. 

Orpheus

Orpheus

Alexander Wright, our poet for the evening, tells us that this piece was written in The Meadows – the park not very far from Summerhall where they are performing now. 

Alternative Bedtime Stories

Alternative Bedtime Stories

Once upon a time, two fair maidens dragged fairy tales kicking and screaming into the 21st century in this sharp and original review of all things “happily ever after”. 

Manx Fairy Tales and Legends

Manx Fairy Tales and Legends

Who is Jack the Giant Killer and the Black Dog of Peel? How did the Buggane of St Trinian’s terrorise local villagers? Why was Phynodderee banished from Fairy Land? Discover why th… 

A Kinder, Gentler Comedy

A Kinder, Gentler Comedy

Signing on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, driving an Austin Maxi to Morocco, asylum seekers*, the Treason of the Blue Books, women’s football, Nationalism*, Buck O’Neil, Je… 

Bob's Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths

Bob's Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths

Mark Ritchie, fresh from tours in Australia and America, returns with a hilarious storytelling show that covers the big themes of life… uncles, God and of course beetroot. 

Henriad – Histories of Betrayal

Henriad – Histories of Betrayal

Step into the epic with Shakespeare’s Henriad! Revel in shorter, vibrant re-imaginings of the Bard’s Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V, and see a story of friendship, duty and betra… 

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Oww! I feel good! The sensational story of soul – from the pounding R’n’B of the 1940s to the smouldering sounds of Stax. 

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. 

Annie Brassey

Annie Brassey

Written and directed by Heather Alexander. 

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Tall stories brings an incredibly charming and old school production of one of Oscar Wilde’s lesser known novellas, The Canterville Ghost, that perfectly embodies the spirit - p… 

Revelations

Revelations

James Rowland may not strike you as a sperm donor if you met him in the street, but this is a man prepared to go to the ends of the earth to help his best friend and her wife find … 

Juliet Meyers: Year of the Dog

Juliet Meyers: Year of the Dog

Juliet Myers and Homer, the rescue podenco, deliver their second Fringe comedy run in which we are regaled with tales of life with an anxious dog. 

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh drinks Stella before yoga. 

Go Slay Dragons!

Go Slay Dragons!

Dan was almost shot – and it’s all Rupert Murdoch’s fault. 

The Bureau of Untold Stories

The Bureau of Untold Stories

In the minds of people just like you are tales of significant importance, waiting to be discovered. 

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis

These two friends are the comedy duo Pies and Haggis and together they’ll take you on a comedy journey that is full of truth, confessions and a hilarious voyage that’ll make you qu… 

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show

Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian showman and comedy-jazzer (1930s-1950s) sung by Philip Contini. 

On Their Own Ground

On Their Own Ground

Meet three women whose lives show that vision plus action can change anything! Join Madam C J Walker (the first self-made American female millionaire and hair-product queen), Amy A… 

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. 

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

We’ve all encountered the wine wankers’ insufferable diatribe. 

The Battle of Frogs and Mice

The Battle of Frogs and Mice

Choosing to adapt a fairly obscure Greek text like The Battle of Frogs and Mice (also known as the Batrachomyomachia) as a storytelling show for children would be a bold choice for… 

Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

Described by his nan as the best comedian in Birmingham, and probably the world, the award nominee and gong show-winning comedian, Liam Jeavons, premieres his new solo show. 

You've Been Fringed

You've Been Fringed

Are you having a bad month? Us too. 

The Cambridge Impronauts: A Series of Improvable Events

The Cambridge Impronauts: A Series of Improvable Events

The Cambridge impronauts return to the fringe festival with a new show that lovingly tributes Lemony Snicket's famous A Series of Unfortunate Events in a wonderfully absurd if … 

Valerie

Valerie

Through the thick haze and wash lights, the three piece band of performers that make up Valerie can just be seen, shimmering like figures from the past. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

‘I simply cannot wait to see more of their magic’ ***** (Tribe). 

Marc Burrows – Mind Your Head

Marc Burrows – Mind Your Head

Journalist, musician and stand-up Marc Burrows presents a surprisingly silly trek through psychiatric wards, suicide attempts, depression and bipolar diagnosis. 

I've Got You Under My Skin

I've Got You Under My Skin

Philip Contini sings Cole Porter’s most famous, best-loved songs with anecdotes from the colourfully flamboyant life of one of the world’s greatest songwriters and lyricists. 

To the Ocean

To the Ocean

***** (Tribe). 

Terror Tour

Terror Tour

As an aficionado of all things Olde Edinburgh, there are a few basics I've come to expect from an underground tour. 

Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sex and Storytelling Collide

Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sex and Storytelling Collide

The finest filth on the Fringe, told by the people who lived it. 

Jan Tait and the Bear

Jan Tait and the Bear

Based on a medieval story handed down by oral tradition, Emily Doolittle’s comedic chamber opera tells the story of Jan Tait, a rugged and roguish Shetlander who is always ready fo… 

De Fuut

De Fuut

Winner of the 2017 Best International Performance Award at the 2017 Fringe Festival, Amsterdam and hit of the 2018 Brighton Fringe. 

Belly Dance: A True Story

Belly Dance: A True Story

A captivating show suitable for all encompassing a variety of dance styles, colourful costumes and entertaining narrative. 

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

With five years of sell-out shows behind her Ann Treherne, Chair of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, talks about Edinburgh’s famous son, a man of literature and world spokesman o… 

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Scotland in 60 Minutes

Broadcaster Mark Stephen and singer-songwriter Gill Bowman look beyond the haggis and tartan to the real Scotland – stories, secret places and iconic songs. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Fringe sell-out show! A fun, interactive and educational violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! 

The Making of Chariots of Fire

The Making of Chariots of Fire

Tom McNab, technical adviser on the Oscar award-winning Chariots of Fire, gives an account of how the film was made. 

Ur – Medëa

Ur – Medëa

Desire is the place of not yet having. 

The Spinners

The Spinners

The Spinners is a collaboration between Lina Limosani of Limosani Projekts as choreographer and Al Seed as director. 

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Delicious full afternoon tea hosted by the shopkeeper of Scotland’s oldest department store. 

Aidan Goatley’s 10 Films With... Podcast

Aidan Goatley’s 10 Films With... Podcast

Guests for this popular podcast include Romesh Ranganathan, Angela Barnes and Mark Thomas, who join Aidan Goatley for a lovely chat about the films they love. 

Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place, My Life in and Out of Squeeze. With Boo Hewerdine

Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place, My Life in and Out of Squeeze. With Boo Hewerdine

Chris Difford celebrates the release of his autobiography with some very special shows. 

Individual Medley

Individual Medley

Q: What happens when you move a 12-year-old from Basingstoke to Zambia? A: She swims. 

The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

A fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! 

Outlander and Jacobite Tour

Outlander and Jacobite Tour

Step back in time to the 18th century – visit Outlander film locations in Edinburgh Old town pubs, closes, jails, churches and print shops visited by Claire and Jamie! Your tour … 

613 Seeds

613 Seeds

An original piece exploring the words we let fly, stop signs, and those we meet at the crossroads. 

A Dragon in the Family

A Dragon in the Family

All the best stories begin with a game. 

Grimm's Fairer Tales

Grimm's Fairer Tales

With wolves, witches and goblins, the story unfolds as the audience is invited to become part of the drama. 

Stealth Aspies – Autistic People Speaking

Stealth Aspies – Autistic People Speaking

Unlike anything you have ever experienced before. 

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

To say that Paul Mayhew-Archer is not afraid to poke fun at himself would be the understatement of the last decade. 

Rory O'Keeffe: The 37th Question

Rory O'Keeffe: The 37th Question

Stuart and Zoe meet for their first date and do ‘The 36 Questions’, a psychological experiment designed to make strangers fall in love. 

Fat Girl Slim... Chance

Fat Girl Slim... Chance

This is a show for the losers, the underdogs and the also-rans. 

Stuart Goldsmith: End Of

Stuart Goldsmith: End Of

Stu’s back with some thoughts on how it all works out in the end and whether anyone cares. 

She Wolf

She Wolf

Daughter, princess, wife, queen, mother, warmonger, widow and crone. 

Kriss Foster: Thimble Map

Kriss Foster: Thimble Map

A Lancashire man attempts to find enough thimbles to fill a novelty thimble rack found in a seaside charity shop. 

Dummy

Dummy

Diagnosed at a young age with an autistic spectrum disorder, Midwestern American comedian Anders Lee brings his signature, sincere and plainspoken manner to the stage as he recount… 

Adrian Minkowicz: Tango Tales

Adrian Minkowicz: Tango Tales

After Best Newcomer, the Argentinean comedian brings stories of tango from Buenos Aires to Edinburgh. 

David Tsonos: Walking the Cat Two

David Tsonos: Walking the Cat Two

Canadian comedy veteran David Tsonos returns with his sequel to his solo show 2015 Walking the Cat. 

Arnab Chanda: Stories from Arnab

Arnab Chanda: Stories from Arnab

Arnab Chanda (Russell Howard’s Good News, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2007) quit stand-up in 2011. 

My Finest Hour

My Finest Hour

Iain’s grandfather is a Scottish war hero. 

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Midnight Paranormally Active and Haunted Underground Vaults Tour

Dare you visit the world’s most haunted and paranormally active location? Once used by Hellfire clubs, witches, body snatchers, prostitutes, criminals, plague victims and frequente… 

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson weaves through time with jokes, anecdotes and storytelling. 

Universal Dad: Searching for Pop

Universal Dad: Searching for Pop

PJ Landers brings his new story Searching for Pop to Edinburgh for the first time. 

Good Grief

Good Grief

Whether you’re mourning a loved one, your youth, or last night’s bottle(s) of Pinot, grief is inevitable and never convenient. 

Love Admin

Love Admin

Dissecting the reality of love in the modern world. 

Dave Maher Coma Show

Dave Maher Coma Show

Dave Maher was almost unplugged from life support during a month-long coma. 

The Mariner's Song

The Mariner's Song

Calling all adventurers! With the Mariner as your guide, prepare to brave the elements, sail stormy waters and embark upon a grand voyage into the great unknown. 

Harmon Leon's American Horror Story

Harmon Leon's American Horror Story

NY comedian and Vice contributor Harmon has made a career infiltrating extremist groups. 

Chris Laker is Dead – Free

Chris Laker is Dead – Free

Hi! I’m American comedian Chris Laker. 

Emslie and Cooke: Light and Shade

Emslie and Cooke: Light and Shade

You can’t choose your family, but you can create 30 minutes of comedy about them. 

The Selkie: A Song of Many Waters

The Selkie: A Song of Many Waters

The seal woman’s skin has been stolen, stranding her on a reef of rage and tragedy. 

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson weaves through time with jokes, anecdotes and storytelling. 

Goddess

Goddess

Outrageous, comedy storytelling show based on writer/performer Jacqueline Haigh’s true experiences working as a receptionist in a Tantric massage parlour and her quest for the Ness… 

The Elvis Presley Story

The Elvis Presley Story

Travel with the boy from Tupelo through his teenage years in Memphis, tentative footsteps into Sun Records studios, to his meteoric rise to the worlds biggest selling artist. 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

On our tour we will reveal some of the secrets hidden within a city rich in culture and ancient history, and blessed with beauty. 

007 Voices of Bond

007 Voices of Bond

Voices of Bond is a spectacle like no other. 

The Joni Mitchell Story

The Joni Mitchell Story

The Joni Mitchell Story returns to take you on an emotive journey through the life of the nine-time Grammy winner and folk music pioneer. 

SuzanneVega&Me

SuzanneVega&Me

Tour guides need good voices but there’s only one who amazes her audiences with crystalline singing. 

The Dolly Parton Story

The Dolly Parton Story

The Dolly Parton Story premiers at The Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the Queen of Country, who currently holds an astonishing 153 major awards i… 

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 … 

The James Taylor Story

The James Taylor Story

The James Taylor Story returns with the addition of Carly Simon to take you through Taylor’s career as he embarks on a journey into superstardom and his turbulent relationship wi… 

The Carole King Story

The Carole King Story

After a sell-out run in 2017 The Carole King Story returns to take you on an incredible journey through the career of this six-time Grammy Award winner and 20-time platinum hit mak… 

Haunted Vaults Tour

Haunted Vaults Tour

Dark as the devil’s heart, our haunted underground network of vaults from the 1700s will stimulate and excite your senses as the sinister history of these former slum dwellings, on… 

Children’s Haunted Underground Experience

Children’s Haunted Underground Experience

An atmospheric storytelling experience in Edinburgh’s largest network of 1700s Old Town underground vaults where the poor and destitute lived, and see if you can smell our reside… 

Vaults Tour

Vaults Tour

Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in terrible slum conditions, where disease and death were commonplace. 

It's All My Mother's Fault!

It's All My Mother's Fault!

Romina Puma comes back and is darker than ever! It’s a show about love, or the lack of it, a show about a child longing to be cared for by her mother while having to care for her… 

Elvis Presley All Shook Up

Elvis Presley All Shook Up

Take well-known Elvis songs, some less known, mix in a boy from Tupelo’s story, add a quartet of musicians and gently shake, rattle and roll. 

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story

The Johnny Cash Story premiers at the Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the 18-time Grammy winner. 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Led by acclaimed vocalist Nicole Smit, Queens of the Blues presents a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it, and have gone largely … 

Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

‘An original way with words and a talent for one-liners and short stories. 

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Fresh from a sell-out run in Australia, Stephanie brings you a fresh hour of comedy about being a massive quitter. 

The Storyteller's Apprentice

The Storyteller's Apprentice

‘Join me, Loquacious, storyteller extraordinaire; my words weave with unique flair. 

American Francophile in Blighty

American Francophile in Blighty

This exquisite, sophisticated yet quirky mix of jazz, chanson, French pop, and rare trivia will ignite and excite your inner Francophile (even if you didn’t know you had one). 

Pamela DeMenthe Presents: Sticky Digits

Pamela DeMenthe Presents: Sticky Digits

After exploding all over last year’s Fringe, the doyenne of erotic fiction, Pamela DeMenthe, returns with her seminal scorcher, Sticky Digits: an interactive masterclass in salacio… 

Book Lovers' Tour

Book Lovers' Tour

A guided walking tour visiting the sites and haunts of Edinburgh’s literary legends: Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, JM Barrie, Alex… 

Macbeth Without the Shakespeare Bollocks Tour

Macbeth Without the Shakespeare Bollocks Tour

Following on from last year’s successful stand-up show of the same name, Bruce Fummey will take a small group in a people carrier to hear the real story of this much maligned Sco… 

Clif Knight Sucks!

Clif Knight Sucks!

Clif Knight is a trainwreck and he’s bringing comedy, music and mistaken world outlooks to make you feel better about yourselves. 

Sameena Zehra: Existerhood

Sameena Zehra: Existerhood

Power balances are shifting. 

The Poetry of Sticking an Egg Up a Hen's Butt!

The Poetry of Sticking an Egg Up a Hen's Butt!

Everyday life can be tragic and comical at the same time. 

A Modern Guide to Heroism and Sidekickery

A Modern Guide to Heroism and Sidekickery

A superhero story that refuses to be a comic book. 

Andy Barr: Neustadt

Andy Barr: Neustadt

Visionary architect Andy Barr, tasked with designing the ideal socialist city, is dragged into a paranoid nightmare of Cold War intrigue. 

John Lynn: Addiction Diction

John Lynn: Addiction Diction

John Lynn is not a drug fiend. 

Old Movies Saved My Life

Old Movies Saved My Life

Sometimes the best education comes from the most unexpected places. 

The Welcome Revolution

The Welcome Revolution

‘There’s something about the UK, you don’t welcome people. 

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten shows you don’t have to use a chalkboard to teach what we’ve known all along. 

Behind Our Skin

Behind Our Skin

Two intertwined monologues about womanhood and immigration merge, coalesce and diverge. 

Poppets Adventure

Poppets Adventure

Make way for the Poppets crew! Join best friends Cory, Daisy, Poppy and Lewis as they go on an exciting adventure. 

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Tales Part II

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Tales Part II

Last year, it was stories about being pissed on by a dragon, near death by a fire-breathing dragon, and accidentally joining a Romani Gypsy drug-smuggling ring. 

A Voice

A Voice

Paris, 1971: The optimism of the last decade is faltering, and women are fighting for equal rights. 

The Antiscians

The Antiscians

Inspired by the George MacDonald fairy tale, The Day Boy And The Night Girl. 

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Award-winning storytelling. 

Son of Jim

Son of Jim

‘Three years ago, while on a hunt for stationery, I opened a desk drawer in my parents’ house. 

Aidan Goatley is the Vicar’s Husband

Aidan Goatley is the Vicar’s Husband

Aidan was divinely happy as an apathetic atheist until his wife started training as a vicar. 

'Aaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault?

'Aaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault?

Life is full of accidents, mishaps, frustrations and disappointments. 

Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

Trev Tokabi, from the Ivory Coast, has a knack for putting himself in compromising situations! If you have a mate, friend, partner, homeboy, homegirl, brother, sister, husband, wif… 

A Complete Waste of Time

A Complete Waste of Time

Steve Chang takes you on an introspective journey to find meaning in life by means of ayahuasca, hookers and gay conversion camp. 

The Red Guitar

The Red Guitar

Five-star review from The Herald, Rob Adams in 2016. 

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad

How do fathers and sons communicate? For Aidan and his Dad, it was through films. 

Gordon Southern: A Man for Two Seasons

Gordon Southern: A Man for Two Seasons

Gordon Southern has successfully avoided winter for ten years, a feat only previously achieved by bees, some birds and most bears. 

Karoshi

Karoshi

Apparently, 60% of us hate our jobs. 

Ladies of Pleasure Tour

Ladies of Pleasure Tour

In the 18th century the Royal Mile had 117 brothels! This tour is led by a lady of the night (a guide, not a lady of negotiable virtues). 

Fat Chance

Fat Chance

Stand-up comedian Daniel Lobell has been fat his whole life. Now 35 and morbidly obese, he is determined to conquer his food addiction and get healthy. 

The Brooklyn Scotsman

The Brooklyn Scotsman

A teenage Scottish rapper leaves home to pursue his dreams across the Atlantic in New York City. 

FanDango

FanDango

Welkom to FanDango EyeLand. 

Adventurers Wanted: Rebellion

Adventurers Wanted: Rebellion

Elves, magic, and a lot of dice. 

Nicoletta Wylde Is Afraid of the Dark

Nicoletta Wylde Is Afraid of the Dark

Nicoletta Wylde Is Afraid of the Dark is a semi-autobiographical, storytelling, spoken word show about living with night terrors. 

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

Show about family, taking risks and embracing change. 

Danny O'Brien: Lock-In

Danny O'Brien: Lock-In

Award-winning Irish comedian Danny O’Brien went to prison. 

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed

Insanely talented comedian Christian Elderfield presents his first solo show, Bolloxed. 

Wil Greenway: Either Side of Everything

Wil Greenway: Either Side of Everything

Master storyteller and perennial Fringe sell-out, Wil Greenway returns with live musicians and (hopefully) a live audience to help your human heart. 

Jacob Hawley: Howl

Jacob Hawley: Howl

BBC New Comedy 2017 finalist Jacob Hawley presents his highly-anticipated debut hour. 

Ben Target: Splosh!

Ben Target: Splosh!

Pool party starter and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Ben Target, invites you to plunge in for a paddle. 

52 Days

52 Days

Hey, I’m Aidan, in 2012 I kept a journal on a deck of playing cards, one for every week. 

Phantasmagorical

Phantasmagorical

The merrily macabre Sylvia Sceptre presents Phantasmagorical, a show of spooky mind reading and Victorian spirit theatre. 

A Trilogy of Horrors

A Trilogy of Horrors

TumbleDry Theatre present three classic horror stories from three great writers. 

Samantha Pressdee: Pulling it Together (WIP)

Samantha Pressdee: Pulling it Together (WIP)

Four years ago Samantha lost everything, including her marbles. 

The Lesbian Whisperer

The Lesbian Whisperer

Lebanese by blood, Australian by birth, European by 2020. 

Matt Watson and Friends

Matt Watson and Friends

Laugh it Off Comedy presents Matt Watson and Friends. 

Rise of a Humble Poet

Rise of a Humble Poet

Life can be so cruel and yet so beautiful, come and join an aspiring author on a journey through a past full of hurt and joy, towards a beautiful and hopeful future. 

Phil Cooper: One Phil Over The Cooper's Nest

Phil Cooper: One Phil Over The Cooper's Nest

Join Phil in a lighthearted romp through the the world of collective delusions. 

The Shallow Entertainment Tour

The Shallow Entertainment Tour

Sören Bergen was just an ordinary guy. 

Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere in this family-friendly story. 

Catch of the Day (A Sturgeon Story)

Catch of the Day (A Sturgeon Story)

In 1966, Joe Welch, a skipper, sails into dingle harbour with a very unusual catch. 

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman – Free

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman – Free

Who runs the world? Not this bitch. 

Angry Boater

Angry Boater

No skills, no patience, hypertension and a boat. 

Duckpond: An Element of Mystery in Umpteen Samples

Duckpond: An Element of Mystery in Umpteen Samples

The war is over: there is peace in our time. 

Angry Boater

Angry Boater

No skills, no patience, hypertension and a boat. 

Kai Samra – Brothers (WIP)

Kai Samra – Brothers (WIP)

Winner of the Birmingham Breaking Talent Award 2017, Kai Samra is on a mission to subvert lazy stereotypes based on his personal experience of life as a working-class British-Asian… 

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

The debut season of a revolving line-up of the best established and up-and-coming female comedians from around the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Yuriko Kotani: Moreish

Yuriko Kotani: Moreish

Born and raised in Japan, Yuriko Kotani now lives in the UK. 

Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

She’s a myriad of paradoxes. 

A Good Service on All Other Lines

A Good Service on All Other Lines

Writer/comedian David Head and singer/songwriter Matt Glover of Sincere Deceivers present a performance of silly love stories and melancholy folk pop. 

Fitting Image

Fitting Image

Fitting Image is a show about fitting in and trying to be the person you want to be, especially when that is not exactly who people expect you to be or who you were destined to be. 

It'll Probably Be Alright

It'll Probably Be Alright

Dan tries to figure out when exactly one crosses the threshold into adulthood, and how long one must stay there before performing a U-turn, grabbing a milkshake and watching cartoo… 

Tudur Owen: Undemanding

Tudur Owen: Undemanding

Another joyous stand-up show from BAFTA Award-winning comedian and father of Welsh people, Tudur Owen. 

What Listening to 10,000 Love Songs Has Taught Me About Love

What Listening to 10,000 Love Songs Has Taught Me About Love

A desk, a pile of papers, a stack of records and a funny, thought-provoking and really quite moving tale exploring love, love songs, and how we all live lives with our own personal… 

Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory

Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory

After his gran got dementia (funny start) cult favourite and master storyteller Matthew Highton wanted to figure out what makes us, us and does it all matter in the end? Joy, silli… 

Archie Maddocks: Matchstick

Archie Maddocks: Matchstick

Award-winning Archie Maddocks presents an hour of biting, provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy where he explores his deepest and darkest thoughts, exposes his flaws and interrog… 

I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison.

I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison.

A beatboxing and storytelling comedy show. 

Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist

Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist

From his background in left-wing activism, award-winning stand-up and storyteller Andrew Silverwood spent a lot of his teenage years arguing with policemen. 

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump, the NRA, and the Creationist Museum. 

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Later this year Phil embarks on a national tour of his hit show Your Wrong. 

Accidental Cougar

Accidental Cougar

Sometimes you don’t choose the life, the life chooses you! In the wake of becoming unexpectedly single, and even more unexpectedly turning 50, a fierce and funny feminist finds out… 

Witches, Wee Folk and Watery Beasties

Witches, Wee Folk and Watery Beasties

There’s more to Scotland than meets the eye, for amidst the bonnie hills, craggy coasts and lush, green glens, dwell some truly curious beings. 

Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Amused Moose Comedy Award finalist, 2015, Abbie Murphy returns to the Fringe with her new show, Eat Sleep Shit Shag. 

Getting Higher

Getting Higher

Hannah quit being a comedian in 2013 when she stopped believing in herself (despite being very funny). 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

‘Growing up – I was too brown for the white kids and the wrong kind of brown for the brown kids. 

Hayley Ellis: Once, Twice, Three Times a Hayley

Hayley Ellis: Once, Twice, Three Times a Hayley

Featured in the top Fringe jokes of all time in The Scotsman, The Independent and The Mirror. 

The Problem With Faye Treacy

The Problem With Faye Treacy

Debut hour (Best Newcomer Musical Comedy Awards 2015; runner-up Bath New Act 2016; as heard on BBC Radio 2/4 Extra). 

On Earth As It Is

On Earth As It Is

This tour de farce of satire, parody and general comic mayhem chronicles the exploits of an American in Central and Eastern Europe when humanity first awoke from the deep freeze of… 

The Hummingbird Effect

The Hummingbird Effect

Intimate solo cabaret featuring Deborah Brennan as storyteller and songstress. 

Generation Y Us?

Generation Y Us?

Fiona Ridgewell: Piccadilly Comedy grand finalist 2017/18. 

Chris Stokes: We Don't Need Roads

Chris Stokes: We Don't Need Roads

From BBC Three, Dave and elsewhere, award-winning comedian Chris (BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017, Milton Jones tour support) returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about time, spa… 

Struan Logan: Struan All Over the World

Struan Logan: Struan All Over the World

In the hotly tipped debut hour from Scottish comedian and podcaster Struan Logan, he regales his tales of 18 months living out of a backpack through Australia, New Zealand and Sout… 

The Adventures of Sam Swallow

The Adventures of Sam Swallow

Soar with Sam on his thrilling migration North! Journey through wondrous landscapes, meet the creatures that inhabit them, and see the impact of pollution and climate change. 

Sarah Iles: Ghosted

Sarah Iles: Ghosted

A fun stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles invites you to her life of trying to date after 12 years out of the game (she was married, not in prison – insert a hack witty comme… 

Unhinged

Unhinged

Our global world is unhinged (maybe that’s why people want to go to Mars)! Connor McDonough-Flynn will bring you on a tour of our weirdly wonderful world in his show Unhinged. 

Martha McBrier – Fur Coat Nae Knickers

Martha McBrier – Fur Coat Nae Knickers

Please note – this is not a dress code. 

Sally-Anne Hayward: Comedienne-ess

Sally-Anne Hayward: Comedienne-ess

Fifty-eight minutes of jokes from one of the UK comedy scene’s most vaginary binaries. 

Adam Vincent: Stuck in the Suburbs With You

Adam Vincent: Stuck in the Suburbs With You

See this award-nominated (best comedy Buxton Fringe 2017) Australian (now lives in Bedfordshire…gutted) who played to full houses throughout Fringe 2017. 

Ivor Dembina Show

Ivor Dembina Show

Jewish comedian’s truthful stand-up, funny stories and good jokes. 

The Dragon and the Whales

The Dragon and the Whales

Once upon a time, there was a little dragon who was born under the sea, and she grew up amongst the kind-hearted whales. 

Sara Barron: For Worse

Sara Barron: For Worse

The ‘reigning queen of New York’s live storytelling scene’ (Jon Ronson) and host of the hit US storytelling show, The Moth, delivers her debut stand-up hour. 

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk – Free

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk – Free

They say ‘don’t cry over spilt milk’. 

It's a Joke Life

It's a Joke Life

A wonderfully hilarious hour of stand-up comedy by two comedians that have been thrilling audiences throughout Europe with their show It’s A Joke Life. 

Helen Duff: How Deep Is Your Duff?

Helen Duff: How Deep Is Your Duff?

Whip-smart stream-of-consciousness comedy from ‘master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning’ **** (BroadwayBaby. 

Hal Branson: Mbolo

Hal Branson: Mbolo

The debut hour from one of comedy’s rising stars. 

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Come and join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin. 

The Hangover Cure

The Hangover Cure

BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2017. 

Scott Bennett: Leap Year

Scott Bennett: Leap Year

People say it’s brave to do stand-up comedy, it’s braver to let someone you love do it. 

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Amazing tales, elegantly told. 

Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias

Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias

Megastar millennial messiah, thinkfluencer and idiot Jacob Hatton (BBC Radio 4, Soho Theatre Young Company) cordially invites you to a riotous morning of stand-up, sketches and sil… 

Asian Ellen DeGeneres

Asian Ellen DeGeneres

Lubna Kerr is a Scottish Pakistani female actor and writer who pays homage to the American comedian, TV presenter, writer and actor Ellen DeGeneres through her character comedy. 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). 

Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

Glenn Moore from Mock the Week and Absolute Radio presents a new show full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we’ve come to accept. 

Alex Hylton: Everybody's Different and I'm the Same

Alex Hylton: Everybody's Different and I'm the Same

Alex Hylton is unique. 

Tolerate

Tolerate

Split bill stand-up show from Megan Shandley (Funny Women grand finalist 2017) and Joe McTernan (Scottish Comedian of the Year semi-finalist 2017). 

Raymond Mearns Is in the House

Raymond Mearns Is in the House

It’s Fringe time again and I’m back at The Beehive. 

Paul Revill: Revillationships

Paul Revill: Revillationships

Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, returns with a work in progress. 

Simon Callow in De Profundis

Simon Callow in De Profundis

Olivier Award-winning Simon Callow performs Oscar Wilde’s searing meditation on his life, in the form of a devastating letter of reproach to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas – ‘… 

(No) Money in the Bank

(No) Money in the Bank

A new show about wrestling by double act Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh. 

The Burning Gadulka

The Burning Gadulka

Following a series of failures at music festivals, a Bulgarian musician faces a midlife crisis. 

Adam Patel: Brown Magic

Adam Patel: Brown Magic

Adam Patel, one of the UK’s top street magicians, takes to the stage for the first time to showcase his skills of sleight of hand, perceptual manipulation and mind-hacking while … 

Jokes from a Shithole

Jokes from a Shithole

Jokes from a Shithole is an hour of stand-up containing social commentary, personal stories, and satire from the perspective of two Haitian immigrants. 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Following more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, this hit show returns with a changing line-up of various comedians with hilarious material based on sex and relat… 

Daniel Simonsen: Work in Progress

Daniel Simonsen: Work in Progress

Currently residing in New York City, the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer returns to the Fringe to build material. 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK’s most successful ever Jewish comedy. 

Larry Dean: Bampot

Larry Dean: Bampot

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry returns with a new hour of ‘unexpected and excellent’ **** (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, … 

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2

‘…Conway is chaotic and electric’ **** (Skinny). 

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature

Mildly anticipated new show from the ‘delightfully silly’ (Time Out), Josh Widdicombe’s XFM Show regular, who has also been heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. 

Charmian Hughes – Bra Trek

Charmian Hughes – Bra Trek

Bra as metaphwoar! Life can make us all outsiders through its conspiracy of myths and fairy tales. 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Following more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, this hit show returns with a changing line-up of various comedians with hilarious material based on sex and relat… 

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: You're Okay!

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: You're Okay!

Thanksgiving with your family in the most eye-popping of places. 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK’s most successful ever Jewish comedy. 

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories V

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories V

The legendary late-night, vampire-flavoured torch-wielding storytelling ghoststravaganza returns for a fifth year! Run while you can!! Join Edinburgh’s favourite spooky comedian … 

Terrible Sex Tips: Live and Uncut

Terrible Sex Tips: Live and Uncut

Strap in for the sex-ed show of the century as we debunk the desire industry. 

That's My Story Podcast

That's My Story Podcast

Comedians Bronston Jones (USA) and Martin Mor (IRE) are joined each day by a different guest. 

Phil Kay: Lighter Hour

Phil Kay: Lighter Hour

See Phil nails all today’s major issues in play in his fast not furious, voiced-based show. 

Desiree Mother F*cking Burch

Desiree Mother F*cking Burch

As seen on Live at the Apollo, The Mash Report, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Roast Battle, QI and Have I Got News For You?, comedian Desiree Burch presents her nearly eponymous third stand-up… 

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped in the Body of an Adequate Comedian!

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped in the Body of an Adequate Comedian!

Jake Donaldson returns to the Fringe with his debut hour-long solo show! Jake mixes stand-up and storytelling in his new show which explores what it’s really like to try to follo… 

Lou Conran: At Least I'm Not Dog Poo Darren

Lou Conran: At Least I'm Not Dog Poo Darren

There’s always someone worse off than you, isn’t there? Someone that you regularly thank your lucky stars that you’re not like. 

Waves

Waves

Waves is the tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on Gabo Island (Australia) in the 1930s, by emulating fish, penguins and dolphins to learn how to swim, she came to be t… 

Godley's Cream 20 Years and Counting

Godley's Cream 20 Years and Counting

20 years of Fringe shows, 20 years of touring and so many stories. 

A Beginner's Guide to Bondage

A Beginner's Guide to Bondage

A funny, naughty romp through the world of BDSM. 

Sasha Ellen: No Man's Land

Sasha Ellen: No Man's Land

In 2010, the island of Herm (the Channel Islands’ smallest island) declared a state of emergency. 

Adventures in Dementia: Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia: Steve Day

Steve’s dad has Alzheimers. 

Mike's Back

Mike's Back

After a sell-out world tour and best-selling book Gobsmacked, former dentist turned comedy giant Michael Hackett is back. 

Wilde Creatures

Wilde Creatures

A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ magical new show, direct from London’s West End. 

James Loveridge

James Loveridge

Despite the world being on the brink of collapse, its fair to say James is the happiest he’s ever been. 

Seen and Heard

Seen and Heard

Winner: Best Cabaret, Melbourne Fringe 2017. 

Des Kapital: Mao That’s What I Call Music!

Des Kapital: Mao That’s What I Call Music!

Following sell-out shows on the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes for Never Mind the Cossacks – ‘brilliantly conceived’ (FringeGuru. 

Heard the One About Identity Theft? With the Real Bennett Arron

Heard the One About Identity Theft? With the Real Bennett Arron

This Welsh comedian was the first major victim of Identity Theft in the UK. 

Twenty Minutes to Nine / Free Fringe

Twenty Minutes to Nine / Free Fringe

Nominated Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe. 

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Later this year Phil embarks on a national tour of his hit show Your Wrong. 

Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Bubble Flower

Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Bubble Flower

Every child goes inside their own bubble! Milkshake’s bubble flower cannot survive a cold winter without bubbles so she must get help from Dr Bubble – and quick! Smoke bubbles,… 

Luca Cupani: God Digger

Luca Cupani: God Digger

Luca’s hypochondria and survival instincts have helped him live a fairly safe and sin-free life so far, but his imaginary diseases and unfulfilled dreams of being the poster child … 

John Hastings: Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee

John Hastings: Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee

Last year, John Hastings was hit by a car and broke his arm. 

Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

After performing to sold-out crowds at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Alice Snedden is bringing her debut show, Self-Titled, to Edinburgh. 

Djuki Mala

Djuki Mala

Best Dance: Adelaide and Perth Fringe 2017. 

The Famous Five

The Famous Five

Join Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy for lashings of ginger beer and some of the most memorable moments of Enid Blyton’s beloved stories. 

Alex Cofield: Supernova

Alex Cofield: Supernova

No sound, no atmosphere, nobody for miles around. 

Children's Underground Ghost Tour

Children's Underground Ghost Tour

Help us find out which ghosts haunt our famous underground. 

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal. 

Briony Redman: Sketch Artist

Briony Redman: Sketch Artist

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. 

Rachel Fairburn: The Wolf at the Door

Rachel Fairburn: The Wolf at the Door

Small mistakes, big mistakes, life-changing mistakes. 

The Duke

The Duke

In 2015 I sit at my desk waiting for an email to tell me what the final changes are that I need to make to the film script I’ve been working on for 10 years. 

John Pendal: We Are Family

John Pendal: We Are Family

Storyteller and stand-up comedian John Pendal explores his family tree and discovers mutinies in the 1800s, arson in the 1900s and autism in the 2000s. 

Benet Brandreth: A Hero for Our Times

Benet Brandreth: A Hero for Our Times

Join award-winning comedian Benet Brandreth for a comic tale of love, loss, redemption and ramekins. 

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. 

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them on the spot into interactive musical adventures. 

The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Crawl

The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Crawl

After seven years of sell-out shows, The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand-new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history. 

Real Fear Tour

Real Fear Tour

Experience the world’s most haunted city on a ghost tour of Edinburgh and be spooked by one of the city’s most infamous sons as they lead you around the dark side of the Old To… 

Girlfriend from Hell

Girlfriend from Hell

Gabby Killick is one of a new wave of female comedians taking Europe by storm! Gabby has recently headlined shows in Austria, Germany and Spain as well as being listed in the Funny… 

Little Fish Free Walking Tour

Little Fish Free Walking Tour

For the first time Little Fish Tours is running our Festival Friendly Tour. 

Afternoon Family Underground Ghost Tour

Afternoon Family Underground Ghost Tour

Be led by a gruesome character from Edinburgh’s dark past around historic closes and wynds, then take a visit down into our underground vaults. 

Edd Hedges: For Eva, from Forever Ago

Edd Hedges: For Eva, from Forever Ago

In 1988 a teenager lost control of his car. 

Gareth Mutch: Wants Mutch More

Gareth Mutch: Wants Mutch More

After sell-out shows in 2016 and 2017 Gareth Mutch returns with a bucket list to help fix his tragic life. 

Brennan Reece: Evermore

Brennan Reece: Evermore

After the sold-out success of Everglow and Everlong, English Comedian of the Year winner, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and voice of ITV’s Survival of the Fittest is back with a l… 

Jeremy Nicholas: After Dinner Stories from My Disastrous Broadcasting Career

Jeremy Nicholas: After Dinner Stories from My Disastrous Broadcasting Career

Sony Award-winning broadcaster Jeremy Nicholas brings his hilarious debut hour. 

Portraits in Motion

Portraits in Motion

A flipbook might look like an ordinary but unusually shaped book, but appearances can be deceptive. 

Matt Price: Last Night a Weegie Saved My Life

Matt Price: Last Night a Weegie Saved My Life

Friendly Cornish giant Matt Price was going out with a woman. 

My Kind of Michael

My Kind of Michael

Ever since he was a kid, Nick has loved Michael Barrymore. 

Chris Forbes: Prophecy

Chris Forbes: Prophecy

Chris Forbes, star of BBC hit comedy Scot Squad, returns to the Fringe to tell you the extraordinary tale of how he met a man who claimed to be the son of God. 

Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy

Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy

Life is a heavy blanket of sadness and if you want joy, you’ve got to poke some holes. 

Kieran Hodgson: '75

Kieran Hodgson: '75

Ask most people to remember the early 70s and they won’t. 

Paddington Bear's First Concert

Paddington Bear's First Concert

Join Paddington Bear on his adventures as he leaves home, meets his new family and enjoys his first concert – not without causing his fair share of mayhem, of course! The charmin… 

Katie & Pip

Katie & Pip

Katie & Pip celebrates the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old Type 1 Diabetic girl and Pip, her five-year-old border collie, trained by Katie to save her life on a daily bas… 

Twenty Minutes to Nine / Free Fringe

Twenty Minutes to Nine / Free Fringe

Nominated Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe. 

Extinguished Things

Extinguished Things

‘My neighbours leave their flat one morning but don’t return. 

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay's Karma Cafe

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay's Karma Cafe

A truly astonishing and hilarious confessional story where the worlds of haute cuisine and high finance collide, bringing about a lucid moment in the life of someone who was lost a… 

Daniel Cainer: Old Dog, New Shtick!

Daniel Cainer: Old Dog, New Shtick!

More stories-in-song from this multi award-winning Jewish songwriter and Fringe favourite. 

Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!

Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!

With a colourful history of never knowing when to shut up, Jay has managed to get herself into – and occasionally out of – more than a few tricky situations. 

Richard Soames: Let's Make a Movie

Richard Soames: Let's Make a Movie

One man. 

Mr Fizzywigg's Story Factory

Mr Fizzywigg's Story Factory

Come help jolly Mr Fizzywigg create a new story before his beloved factory is shut forever! Using all the tools of the trade, including the giant wheel of silly voices and the mass… 

A Ghost's Tale

A Ghost's Tale

A ghost tour like no other! With 3D immersive sound (a virtual reality for the ears) our headphones will teleport you into a mixed reality, where companions from the past, revealin… 

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

This tour takes you to Edinburgh Old Town’s two most bone-chilling locations. 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Following more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, this hit show returns with a changing line-up of various comedians with hilarious material based on sex and relat… 

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa is bursting with weird and wonderful stories and facts. Fun for all the family. 

Ghost and Torture Tour

Ghost and Torture Tour

A bone-chilling tour as our costumed guide takes you around some of the Old Town’s cobbled streets dispensing the history of the dark characters that used to roam them and why thei… 

Heads Up

Heads Up

Kieran Hurley works towards an overwhelming state of urgency with the audience in his solo show Heads Up. 

The Gin Whore Tour

The Gin Whore Tour

Katherine O’Neil really knows gin. 

GloW-Design: Open – GENARATTIVE thnktank: Design Interventions: Nationalism vs Globalism

GloW-Design: Open – GENARATTIVE thnktank: Design Interventions: Nationalism vs Globalism

GENARATTIVE is a multicultural, multidisciplinary and multinational design think-tank. 

Circled in the Radio Times by John Osborne

Circled in the Radio Times by John Osborne

TV has a special place in our hearts, for comforting us on a very personal level, and for giving us the communal experience of watching and talking about it. 

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

Nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and total Fringe sell-out 2015 and 2016, Sarah Kendall returns with her brand-new show One-Seventeen. 

Abigoliah Schamaun: Namaste, Bitches

Abigoliah Schamaun: Namaste, Bitches

Enlightenment is an unusual concept. 

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories IV

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories IV

There has never been a more perfect match for the phrase ‘larger than life’ than Will Seaward. 

The Thinking Drinkers: History of Alcohol

The Thinking Drinkers: History of Alcohol

I know what you’re thinking: Love alcohol? You’ll love this show. 

Matt Panesh – Greyhound!

Matt Panesh – Greyhound!

Hilarious and horrifying true story of a simple poet’s bus journey with a body-mutilating beheading bandito. 

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Much as it is a pleasure to discover a hidden gem amongst the mass of shows in Edinburgh, there’s also something very reassuring about having a list of reliable prospects. 

Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

As seen on Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy and 8 Out of 10 Cats. 

Robert Burns: Rough Cut

Robert Burns: Rough Cut

The story goes that in November 1786 the Scottish poet Robert Burns borrowed a pony and left his native Ayrshire for Edinburgh. 

Sue Perkins Live! in Spectacles

Sue Perkins Live! in Spectacles

A rare chance to enjoy an afternoon with Sue Perkins packed full of sparkling wit, great stories, a user’s guide to Mary Berry plus the opportunity to put your burning questions to… 

You're Never Too Old... Are You? – Free

You're Never Too Old... Are You? – Free

Jim Everett, AKA Jimmy Francis, is relatively new to comedy. 

Hands-On Messiah

Hands-On Messiah

Hands-on Messiah, written and performed by F. 

Lamentations

Lamentations

This piece of historical new writing takes its audience through four periods in Zimbabwe’s turbulent past, stretching a staggering 120 years, from 1895 to 2015.