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 who has created an official Sherlock Holmes tartan… 

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. Now they’re taking on the Fringe. Expect radge kangaroos and jumpin’ sharks! The craziest show in Auld Reekie awaits… With a unique sound developed through years of busking and gigging around the streets of Edinburgh, Fiddlers on the Ramp stick to their roots in this riotous new show! All members have received free, full-time, musical education of the highest quality, at the City of Edinburgh Music School… 

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. Equally charming, funny and touching, this adaptation is suitable for all the family… 

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly is an epic tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth. Transformed by sorcery into a golden fly, Celtic Goddess Ethaun is condemned to wander the worlds until her heart changes… 

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 women… 

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. You are invited on board a Viking longship, so hold your oars steady as the Viking storyteller walks upon them to celebrate a victory… 

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 BC… 

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. Meet sugardaddies including the lonely Mr Porsche, the flashy Mr Starbucks and the mysterious Mr Comedian in this darkly comic and provocative show. 

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019 and presented by Contact and STUN. The award-winning Man on the Moon journeys through space and time to explore the impact of mental health on family dynamics… 

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 Robert Peel… 

The Cheap Part of Town

The Cheap Part of Town

The Cheap Part of Town is Louis Rive’s first collection of songs. Bar-room bards and street philosophers, from the down-and-out and back up again, this collection focuses on the people and places that make up the patchwork of life holding any city together… 

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… etc. ***** (Edmonton Journal). ‘Very funny, reminiscent of Woody Allen in his early 60s stand-up years’ (Pioneer Press, Minneapolis)… 

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, Hopwood Hall… 

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. Please consider this an invite, I hope you will be there. I will be there. There will be stories from the mind, poems from the heart and sounds from the larynx, poured bountifully into your lives… 

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. She had a brief go at Mormonism but was then raised a Catholic. Really Catholic. Grown up, she is married to a card-carrying atheist whom she has a young son with… 

The American's Dream

The American's Dream

Ketchikan, Alaska and New York City: island towns at opposite ends of the American continent. At first glance they could not seem more dissimilar. But dig deeper, and you’ll find that they are fraternal twins: testaments to human ambition and extraordinary destinations for people engaged in the pursuit of their dreams… 

The Apology

The Apology

The last days of the the founding father of philosophy, Socrates. This physical theatre adaptation of the historical events not only shines a light on the origins of Western thought, but inventively takes the concepts into the 21st century… 

So Close

So Close

I remember situations so awkward death seemed like a viable option. I believe funerals would benefit from an open bar. And I don’t think purgatory sounds all that fun either. Though in the end, who the hell knows? Join me for 45 minutes of stand-up about death, an inevitability we are so close to at any given moment, yet often avoid altogether… 

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. An interrogation of masculinity, class, mental health, addiction and criminality; packed with dark humour and inventive wordplay… 

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 figures, learn about shadow play history and the basic techniques of making and manipulating puppets… 

A Voice

A Voice

My life became his life, my body became his body. **** The Guardian / FringeGuru / The Upcoming Yosis Theatre returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with its “challenging and nuanced” one-woman play, A VOICE, that explores a decisive moment in the life of a young pop star… 

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… he’s Peeved! He just can’t get to full anger… But he has a solution he wants to share with the other placidly afflicted! So join Pete for this hilarious hour of observational comedy as he nitpicks all the things that really get under people’s skin! Pete has written for BBC Radio 4, 4 Extra and BBC NI, is the MC at [email protected] Comedy Club and is not the more successful American Pete Davidson. 

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. With no respect for cancer, Ingibjorg has spent most of her cancer treatment writing jokes to stay in control of an otherwise daunting situation, making people giggle nervously about her blue tit, baldness and bowel movements and revealing way too much about getting laid with cancer… 

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. Spontaneous good feelings mixed with urban Greek folk and dub-inspired tunes… 

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. 

Dispatches on the Red Dress

Dispatches on the Red Dress

A courageous new work by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans. Adventurous new writing meets the warmth of a live gig in this heartfelt and personal one woman show, uniquely weaving immersive storytelling with live fiddle, banjo and genre-melding original songs… 

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.co.uk). Religion was a New York Times Critics’ Pick: ‘Very funny… 

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 championing new music and interviewing rock’n’roll’s Great and the Good… 

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. After being shortlisted for Best Regular Spoken Word Night (Saboteur Awards), previous sell-out Fringe runs and shows at the Royal Albert Hall, we’re back with an incredible revolving line-up of slam, storytelling, poetry and performance from the best women and non-binary writers around… 

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 others bottoms to gauge their scent or do they just really like the smell of leftover poo? Join Drag Prince Sun and their little sister, Drag Princess Moon, in a fairy tale tent under the stars for an experience like no other… 

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 mother and our Kelly – sister, not the rapper… 

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. Today, Blazing Grannies’ F Mary Callan invites us to share wisdom and stories those royals might have shared in the Bible and the Qur’an – legacy for three faiths and the whole human race… 

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. As part of our work, we have taken a keen affinity for performing playback theatre, a form of rapid storytelling with improvised responses that works really well for public and private shows… 

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. And what many don’t understand about geekery, is that it’s not all about computer games and superheroes; being a geek is what you’re really passionate about… 

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. 

Please Forget

Please Forget

Please Forget is a one-man show by American comedian Steve Rannazzisi that takes an comedic look into public shaming. What happens in cases where you have been legally acquitted but you are still judged as an undesirable? 

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. A stripped-back, one-man, stand-up comedy show… 

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. However, as soon as he starts, questions of his own appear… 

I Am Mark

I Am Mark

Mark’s Gospel is our most authentic portrait of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Yet it was not supposed to be read piecemeal and in silence, but heard out-loud, and in one sitting… 

Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland

Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland

Scotland is a country blessed with abundant natural beauty and mystical landscapes. Equally striking are the many supernatural wonders featured in Scotland’s traditional tales. Dougie Mackay shares stories of strange places full of fantastic creatures and curious characters, where the veil is thin and the people are wise, wild and terrifying… 

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. Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Dinah Washington and their peers all helped to shape today’s music with their passionate, wild and dangerous songs… 

Jamie Dalgleish: Humans Are Evil

Jamie Dalgleish: Humans Are Evil

A history show unearthing the most shocking events, actions and characters throughout our past. Four separate shows rotating every day, with three mind-blowing subjects each, covering relatively lesser-known genocides, rebellions, persecution, battles and human morality tales… 

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 a five-day trip? To help you decide, Sarah Johnson takes you on her journey and it’s one you’ll never forget… 

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 of Untold Stories are going to get them back! The silly, sleuthing adventures of The Pink Panther meets the unpredictable hilarity of Whose Line Is It Anyway? in this imagination-igniting detective drama that’s fun for the whole family… 

Pope’s Addiction Clinic

Pope’s Addiction Clinic

‘From fearless and funny to heart-stoppingly raw’ (Evening Standard). ‘The stories are awkward, humiliating, awful and hilarious, occasionally shocking but deeply compelling’ (i News)… 

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…’ Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Tim Minchin: But where are the piano women? An exploration into the unknown stories of historic women pianists, from a successful Australian piano woman, Emma Knights… 

Little Wings

Little Wings

For as long as she can remember Isabella has had butterflies living inside her tummy. They flutter around every day and she wishes they would go away. One cold night, under the light of the moon, she sees little wings flapping inside her room… 

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 repeat appearances at the Sydney Opera House and off-Broadway… 

Délicieux

Délicieux

Une bonne dose de excitement. Une pincée de suspense. Une soupçon de joy. Forced by tradition to stay at home and care for her ailing mother, Manon becomes a gifted chef who can affect people’s moods with her cooking… 

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. A stripped-back, one-man, stand-up comedy show… 

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 definitely in denial of that… 

The Mariner's Song

The Mariner's Song

Calling all adventurers! Following their critical success at last year’s Fringe (selected as EdFringeReview.com’s Editors’ Pick), KinkyFish return to Edinburgh with The Mariner’s Song, and once again invite you to join writer-performer Rajan Sharma as he navigates classical mythology, family history, and his own experience crewing on a deep sea challenge… 

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. Funny and engaging storytelling that will leave you with a bounce in your step. 

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. Crafted by long-running cult R’n’B band Ken Wood and the Mixers, this fast-paced musical tour goes from the pounding blues and R’n’B of the 1940s through to the smouldering sounds of Stax records… 

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

From labour to rest… The turn of a season… For three days each year, a harvest moon illuminates the diverse landscapes and cultures that comprise Europe, laying bare the passions, joys and tribulations of this challenging season… 

(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 to explain the world of professional wrestling to the world… 

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…’ Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Tim Minchin: But where are the piano women? An exploration into the unknown stories of historic women pianists, from a successful Australian piano woman, Emma Knights… 

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 Lucky Toy Soldier. 

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. Mostly. He recounts his ‘truly funny stories’ (Concrete) of growing up, first loves, first jobs, first cars, first Pokémon championship, how he wound up on his first holiday to Malaga by himself, and how that went exactly as you’re expecting it did… 

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. Captivating songs and words that will make you laugh and reflect. ‘A generous tribute in song… 

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 Robert Peel… 

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 not proper for them to do so… 

James Rowland's Revelations

James Rowland's Revelations

A couple of years ago James’ best friends, Sarah and Emma, asked him for his sperm. This is the tale of what happened next and what happened after that, and what happened after that… 

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. Actor, comedian – Eddie’s career spans both of these with record-breaking comedy tours and critically acclaimed film, TV and theatre performances… 

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 greatest songwriter-lyricists… 

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. Now it’s Edinburgh’s turn to share tawdry tales and win, with celebrity judges, anonymous confessions, and prizes galore for brave tellers… 

Green Knight

Green Knight

Christmas at Camelot: a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur’s finest knight. But what if the story was retold by the woman at its heart? A one-woman version of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green 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. Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Dinah Washington and their peers all helped to shape today’s music with their passionate, wild and dangerous songs… 

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

A glorious celebration of the work of the world’s greatest playwright. Expect silly sketches, toe-tapping songs and dastardly duels. ‘The perfect way to introduce your child to Shakespeare’ ***** (BroadwayBaby… 

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. I have been doing a lot of things and people always get it wrong! I have always done things in my own way and I hate people regarding me as just an old man ex-stripper… 

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

When a young imaginative girl and her family are at risk of losing everything, she receives a pair of magical glasses that will change the way she sees the world. Using puppetry and music, Spec-tacular will give children an opportunity to immerse themselves into a world of magic and dreams, with important moral messages for all of the family to take away. 

A Sherlock Holmes Mystery: The Baker Street Irregulars and the Case of the Stolen Portrait

A Sherlock Holmes Mystery: The Baker Street Irregulars and the Case of the Stolen Portrait

London, 1887. When a portrait of Lady Winkleton is stolen during the Jubilee celebrations, it’s down to Sherlock Holmes’s best young detectives to save the day! Join Wiggins, Queenie, Splint, Lucky and Ruby as they assist Sherlock Holmes to investigate the case of the missing portrait… 

Uninvited Guests

Uninvited Guests

ArdCol welcomes you to the world of the Uninvited Guests: dreamers, storytellers and liars. You are of course invited, but beware of those who slip through the cracks and come when we least expect… 

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Delicious full afternoon tea hosted by Scotland’s oldest department store shopkeeper. Hear stories of life in old Edinburgh within the splendour of Jenners’ historic, compact, wood-panelled Boardroom… 

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 confronting the dark side of the imagination… 

VIKING

VIKING

Ragnarr Ragnarson is a Skald – a teller of stories, keeper of history and composer of poems. Or rather, he will be. Now he’s just a scrawny little limpet on the edge of greatness… 

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. Will Ahab’s violent and blasphemous mission cost him and the crew of the Pequod everything? Through a new contemporary and strikingly physical interpretation, an all-male cast of young performers will explore the visceral internal and external submarine voyage into the philosophical heart of Herman Melville’s great American novel through the eyes of Ishmael, its one sole survivor. 

Red Herring

Red Herring

On top of their biggest haul, friendly fishermen Deddy and Winchem discover the cursed Red Herring. Local legend decrees: the catch goes back to the sea, or the sea wreaks revenge on the starving village of Little Meanswell… 

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 the real world is worth suffering for… 

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). Passionate and sensitive singer Olivia Contini as Keely Smith… 

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. Presented by Newcastle’s Dan Willis, ‘uber-Jock’ Obie and the most Australian man on the planet, Mick Neven… 

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

Enter the macabre minds of Beaux and Poe. Follow Ava into a web of Gothic tales brought to life through magic, dark humour and thrillingly captivating storytelling. With Beaux’s quirky, slick and enchanting magic and mischievously creepy humour, you’ll become seamlessly immersed into a world where nothing is impossible… 

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 known… 

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, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian Rankin, JK Rowling and others in the company of Allan Foster, author of Book Lovers’ Edinburgh… 

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. Located at the intersection of stories, art and observation, MUSE is a true happening, an experience that is whatever you need it to be… 

Will Rowland: Cocoon

Will Rowland: Cocoon

Highly anticipated debut hour from a uniquely silly and cerebral stand-up. He has been a finalist in five comedy competitions, including Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2017… 

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. Mary’s still angry about the ending of Lost, even though she hasn’t seen it… 

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

The boy I love is up in the gallery. And I can’t even get a seat in the crowd. How did a music hall sweetheart and pantomime star end up nothing more than a small blue plaque in Islington? Let Nelly Power take you through the highs and lows of a life lived in theatre… 

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 frequented by our famous misogynistic poltergeist… 

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. Seuss’s classic story. Join Cat as he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. Presented by Charlotte Country Day, an award-winning American High School Drama programme… 

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. A line of troll-prints lead out the door, across the lawn and into the deep, dark forest… 

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. The icy contents prompt June to lock herself in an attic, conjuring a three-handed card game with her husband, Harry, and brother-in-law, Francis, both infantrymen fighting overseas in the waning days of World War II… 

Markus Birdman – Last White Christmas

Markus Birdman – Last White Christmas

Amused Moose Award nominee: Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe 2015. NZ Comedy Guild Award nominee for Best International Artist, 2014. Time Out London’s Top Ten Comedians 2013. Netflix Special: Live from Amsterdam, 2012… 

Mocking a Murderer

Mocking a Murderer

Nigel Lovell went to school with a murderer. He also knows too much about serial killers. He also thinks that being a stand up comedian would be the ideal profession for a murderer… 

Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker

Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker

Irish comedian Colin Chadwick is a quick thinker… but not a quality thinker. Think Wile E Coyote but instead of Road Runner, he’s wildly pursuing normal social interaction. As seen on RTÉ Two, BBC Three, The AV Club and heard on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 Extra… 

For He's a Jolly Goodfellow

For He's a Jolly Goodfellow

From standstill to stand-up in two years. Eamon Goodfellow’s debut Fringe show charts his progress from customer services manager to stand-up. You’ll hear about how he manages feedback, why he never writes his set on his hand and why he fears kitchen implements… 

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. On a blind date. Naturally, she became a stand-up comedian. I’ll Be OK explores the inner-workings of Hayes’ damaged brain and her odd desire to make it a punch line… 

Shit

Shit

Shit is an award-winning compelling, raw and powerful play which examines the intersections of class and misogyny. It is provocative, tragic, heartbreaking, bracing and bitterly funny… 

Drag Queen Stole My Dress

Drag Queen Stole My Dress

This one time I got a pre-emptive divorce. And this other time, a drag queen stole my dress. Let me tell you about it. This is the story of knowing who you are, forgetting who you are, wondering who the hell you are and yes, about that one time a drag queen stole my goddamn dress… 

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 hair and became total babes the minute we took off our glasses… 

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. Two years later, they broke up. It was definitely absolutely not because James found it impossible to say three simple words… 

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. David literally travels around the world with Flat Stanley and does comedy shows along the way and is now sharing his adventure with his audience… 

A Sense of Tumour Makes Everything Alt-Right

A Sense of Tumour Makes Everything Alt-Right

A cancer diagnosis reveals a suicidal boob. A sibling sucked into alt-right conspiracies. Join Alex and friends for an hour of jet-black stand up comedy as they stare into the abyss of personal experience and kick it squarely in the nuts… 

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. One has an afro, the other is a cheeky Northerner, and they are both boys with jokes… 

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. An intimate and unique experience that will not disappoint… 

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. But as they do so, the voices of the women who created these tales are lost… 

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year

Born in Greece and living in the UK, George is a UK, Europe and Australia comedy club favourite, appearing on BBC One and Sky. He has also supported Luisa Omielan (Live at The Apollo), Larry Dean (Edinburgh Festival Award nominee and Live at The Apollo performer) and Sophie Willan (Edinburgh Festival Award nominee) on tour… 

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. NZ’s leading guitar looping bearded man-princess (phew!) has travelled long and far to perform upon her eight string guitar… 

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. A fascinating story, especially if you’re interested in the Fringe itself… 

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 investigations such as the Body Parts Club and Adams the famous bloody photographer… 

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. When they find out their dad is ill, two sisters choose very different ways to deal with the news… 

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. Richard Wright (2011 Eastenders Christmas episode carol-singing extra) and Aideen McQueen (off the telly in Ireland) bring you an hour of funny that’s well worth your money… 

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. She married a Scotsman, has two Welsh children and lives in Edinburgh… 

Ruby Carr's Birthday Party (WIP)

Ruby Carr's Birthday Party (WIP)

Ruby is having her birthday party and all of Edinburgh is invited. She is well known for her persistent happiness, but also having the dexterity of a toddler covered in jam. Watch Ruby slip and slide through icebreakers, party games and explaining why none of her real friends could make it… 

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 nice friends… 

Frank Foucault: Desk

Frank Foucault: Desk

Thump. James Corden hears a thump underneath his chat-show desk. Thump. It’s the evening before the start of his American talk-show career. Thump. This is not a stand-up show. 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. Venturing into the unknown, Stevie finds himself living in one of the roughest ghettos in Brooklyn, where he will encounter sex, violence, drugs and so much more… 

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. Will she beat the system? ‘Excellent storytelling, very funny’ **** (One4Review… 

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 fairytales, brought to life using original music, puppetry and physical theatre… 

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. Follow our original score as you sail over kaleidoscope seas, fly through the winds of wonderment and delve into Greyskull’s colour hating world… 

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. Irenie has toured the country and abroad, appeared on national radio and television stations and played at festivals of international renown, so this show is sure to be a treat for the ears… 

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. ‘I’ve seen better looking faces on an Easter Island Postcard’ (Polynesian Enquirer). During a press conference in Fort William after a torrid 90 minutes where a so-called fan jumped up on to the stage and accused him of not mentioning the Massacre of Glencoe, a reporter asked: ‘Tell me Eric, had you no intention of mentioning The Massacre of Glencoe?’ Eric: ‘Correct… 

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Ciaran loves milking. He milks his friends, acquaintances, family members and passing strangers for anecdotes: from Müller Corner focus groups to prog rock crematoria. Possibly accompanied by a soundtrack ranging from ambient to light jazz, he can’t wait to build a community with you… 

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 customs… 

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 audience thoroughly entertained’ (Guardian)… 

Borne of Chaos

Borne of Chaos

From the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb. From homeless to Hollywood. This is an honest retelling of Eric Lampaert’s trials and tribulations from birth to now and how he made it from the streets to cinema… 

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: The Earth Untold

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: The Earth Untold

Five storytellers open a treasure chest. Inside there is a range of objects, all prompting a unique story – but it’s up to the audience to choose what they want to hear. From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to Cornwall’s pirate coves, The Earth Untold uncovers the ways in which the environment has sheltered us, protected us, sculpted our traditions and played a starring role in our folklore and mythology… 

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 even tell you a few if they can get the computer to work! Stories about space, stories about dinosaurs, stories about asking amazing questions… 

Vote Dr Phil?

Vote Dr Phil?

Phil Hammond was sacked for pledging to stand against his MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, in 2022 (or next week). Can he win? Or is he another deluded populist desperate for affirmation? Or both? You decide… 

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’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor, told by one actor… 

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise recently received two reviews. One was: ‘A strong flavour of Victoria Wood’ and the other: she ‘sounds good, looks a mess’. For some reason, she concentrated on the latter. Warning: use of northern colloquialisms… 

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

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

Award-winning storytelling. Real-life submariner gives a unique insider view of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Heart-warming personal stories of danger, suspense and true love underwater… 

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. ‘Give us your hands if we be friends.’ Or, if you prefer… clap if you believe… 

Shut It Down Carol

Shut It Down Carol

Hello, my name is Edd Hedges. I am a storytelling comedian and I was going to do a show this year that was all about time and death and Australia, but that’s been pushed to next year now because Carol broke another Jacuzzi! That’s six now… 

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. Going out, love, holidays – even the gym! Original songs and stories by male and female characters… 

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 folklore to the works of Hans Christian Andersen… 

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. Witness the legend unfold over 15 individual hours or play yourself!  

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’t write jokes… 

Aidan Goatley: Happy Britain Part 1

Aidan Goatley: Happy Britain Part 1

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 question, ‘What makes you happy?’ Join Aidan as he follows up his worldwide sell-out show, 10 Films With My Dad, with an epic adventure in happiness! 

Helen Duff Is the Tits

Helen Duff Is the Tits

And she doesn’t give a damn who knows it. ‘Bold, subversive and very funny’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Deserves any and all praise that comes her way’ **** (Skinny). ‘Master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning’ **** (BroadwayBaby… 

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. In a melting pot of races, religions and cultures, his openness, curiosity and naivety nearly got him killed more than once over the next year! Drug busts, Biker gangs, Iraqi refugees, the UVF, a Thai gambling syndicate, Israeli Intelligence, a polygamous cult and a porn star named Desire! This show is about race, religion, nationality and identity in a chaos-filled year of discovery… 

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 artist Cleopatra Higgins, as seen in West End hit show Thriller Live, 90s chart-topping band Cleopatra (Comin' Atcha) and the finals of The Voice supported by will… 

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. Inspired by the 1958 Kirk Douglas movie Vikings, Tom’s last wish was to be given a full viking burial… 

Kemp's Jig

Kemp's Jig

Steve Taylor is Will Kemp – celebrity comedian and superstar of the Elizabethan stage. Kemp has created many of Shakespeare’s comic roles. But there is something rotten in the state of the relationship between writer and performer… 

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. Immerse yourself in the world of the Man in Black in this groundbreaking show-umentary format… 

Eva Cassidy: The Story

Eva Cassidy: The Story

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy. Inspired by her favorite artist, award-winning musician Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with a brand-new show for 2019 – Eva Cassidy: The Story, after selling out many times in 2017/18… 

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 secrets hidden within a city rich in culture and history… 

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 gave you Auld Lang Syne… 

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. Within a beautifully restored Georgian building, guests will be treated to an unforgettable evening of three course Scottish meal with three-dram whisky tasting, storytelling and music… 

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb. She’s a true wild; a fool perhaps. Bare feet to earth, yet airborne, pulling language from the trees and reminding adults of things they ought to know… 

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

I moved across an ocean to chase my passion in a white van… if comedy was a woman I would have been given a restraining order. Come hear what living the dream really looks like. 

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. Does this poignant inner struggle lead to damnation or salvation? We shed light on some of the more bizarre choices of our would-be hero, all whilst hurtling through this life of crazed adventure… 

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… You don’t know… She sure doesn’t know. A boating accident left Analeise with no memories of her past and a foreign accent no one can identify. Don’t worry though, with the help of the octopus reincarnation of Cary Grant, who she stole from a pet store, she is going to figure it out… 

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 show Thriller Live, 90s chart-topping band Cleopatra (Comin\\\' Atcha) and the finals of The Voice supported by will… 

Goddess

Goddess

A peek behind the velvet curtain! Hilarious comedy storytelling based on Jacqueline Haigh’s true experiences working as a receptionist in a tantric massage parlour. Fringe hit 2018! Directed by award-winning Alan Short (co-director Watership Down, Netflix/BBC) ‘Well written and conveyed… 

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, once inhabited by the poor and unfortunate along with criminals and prostitutes, begins to come to life in your imagination! Your pulse starts to speed up as your mouth gets drier due to your heightened awareness of what surrounds you! Once experienced, never forgotten. 

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. This new groundbreaking show-umentary format gives a fascinating insight into The Carpenters and their music… 

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. I didn’t know his name. He didn’t know mine. The day before he died he left a cardboard box, containing his most treasured possessions, on my doorstep… 

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. This captivating show is delivered in the Night Owl trademark show-umentary format giving a fascinating insight into Amy’s sharp rise to fame and stardom, focusing on the musical contribution of this six-time Grammy winner… 

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 interwoven lives of these two legends… 

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. This fascinating show is delivered in the Night Owl trademark show-umentary format giving a fascinating insight into the history and culture of country music… 

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, Cuba, Russia, China, East Europe) in his hilarious new interactive cult karaoke show using the music of Robbie, Elvis, Beatles, Astley (Brezhnever Gonna Give You Up), ABBA, Taylor, Katy, The Smiths (Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Mao), Bowie (Stazi), Sinatra (The Leader Is a Champ), Sandy Shaw (Andropov on a Swing) and lots more! Sell-out shows at the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe 2017/18… 

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 better way of communicating than this’… 

My Finest Hour

My Finest Hour

Iain’s grandfather was a fearless Scottish war hero, whose painting hangs on the wall of Edinburgh Castle. Iain was a shy teen growing up in Gloucestershire with two goats, 27 dogs and awkward hair… 

Angus Brown: Everest

Angus Brown: Everest

Every dead body on Mount Everest was once a very motivated person… At the freezing cold base of Everest, used-car salesman Albert Bentwater readies himself to attempt one of the most brutal physical feats of endurance known to humankind – the summit of Mount Everest… 

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

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

The Fish Girls? Oh, you haven’t heard? Two 10s, one very absolutely good show. Don’t be alarmed and don’t scream when these Australian Logie Award winners completely disappear into a cast of motley characters before your eyes… 

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 20-time platinum hit maker… 

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 resident ghost who goes by the name Mr Stinky. 

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 currently holds an astonishing 153 major awards including 9 Grammys and 11 CMAs… 

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. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 moon landing, this hilarious silly show is packed full of jokes, farts, drawing, moon baboons and oversized vegetables! ‘Brilliantly funny!’ (Tim Peake, astronaut). 

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. Learn what it takes to be a pirate as we battle foes, avoid sea monsters, keep the ship afloat and try to keep the captain out of the tavern, all in search of the elusive Red Queen… 

The Great Health Con

The Great Health Con

We spend trillions on health but like Brexit, nobody knows what it means. So who’s conning who? Is anyone sexually healthy? Is death healthy? And who’s most likely to kill you: doctors, druids or the DUP? An evidence-based comedy wellness detox… 

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. The story of one comedian’s adventure into the dark and crazy world of fetish and kink in Bristol. Experienced kinksters will get a kick out of the many bizarre yet true tales of sexual deviance and for the curious newbie there are plenty of hot tips to help you begin an adventure all of your own. 

007 Voices of Bond

007 Voices of Bond

Voices of Bond is a spectacle like no other. Fresh from a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2018, sensational vocalist Phoebe Katis invites you on a journey following the captivating world of 007 and the voices that have accompanied this story over the last five decades… 

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. From a woman who’s experienced it all… 

Laura McMahon and Will Hall: In Hindsight

Laura McMahon and Will Hall: In Hindsight

As seen on BBC Three and Channel 4. Two rising stars of the stand-up world Will Hall (ex-Cambridge Footlights, ‘Phenomenally funny’ (TheBubble.org.uk) and Laura McMahon (Get Up Stand Up finalist, 2Northdown semi-finalist)) present a split bill of comedy… 

Dummy

Dummy

A comedy about the autistic spectrum. Everybody’s on it. Diagnosed at a young age with autistic spectrum disorder, American comedian Anders Lee dives headfirst into questions of education, social cues, diagnosis and what it truly means to be dumb… 

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 overcome her pain… 

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: Whatnot

Charmian Hughes: Whatnot

Charmian self-identifies as a whatnot, the word for people who don’t have a word. Also as an extremely funny comedian to packed houses. Don’t disappoint her! ‘Captivating, irresistible’ (Scotsman)… 

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). They will be doing 45 minutes of their best material in this comedy special tackling social media, identity crisis, and toxic masculinity… 

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. That’s when I first questioned my identity. ‘A wonderful show! Very funny and also quite moving… 

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. Pick them out and I’ll tell stories spanning three continents about heartbreak, prison, fireworks – everything! The order’s up to you… 

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 stories of first-hand experiences… 

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. What’s its purpose? We’re not sure… 

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. Endorsed by Hollywood superstar Will Ferrell! ‘Work of genius’ (Daily Record)… 

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 Scotland’s top comedians… 

Sam Haygarth: Climate Crisis

Sam Haygarth: Climate Crisis

Sam Haygarth was arrested recently. This is a show about being an activist. About melting ice caps and rising sea levels. About going to protests and not telling your parents. About the future… 

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. In this unique American comedy club style show, the comedians take turns hosting, featuring and headlining every night to give the audience a fresh experience… 

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 brand ambassador. 

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. Sounds a bit heavy to me… 

Phil Nichol: Too Much

Phil Nichol: Too Much

The planet is messed up. Society has devolved. Mankind is hopeless. Vegans are right. You can’t punch a fascist. The left are self-righteous morons. Everyone is a selfish prick. I’m a bleeding hypocrite… 

The Kiss

The Kiss

Heartwarming, funny and bursting with energy, The Kiss tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two soldiers. After the timid Ryabovitch is mistakenly kissed for the first time, his world is transformed… 

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 shagging blokes! No one dies and it’s set to a beautiful live harp… 

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. The Feast of Fools will make this happen and more in one of the most unusual feeds you’ll ever have… 

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. Comics share dating and sex horror stories, lead audience games, provide good and bad dating advice and much more; a different circus of single debauchery and surprises nightly… 

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). Now he presents a stand-up show about friendship, drinking, saunas, Americans, the acronym YOLO, the police – sounds like a fairly standard evening so far, arf arf – and what happens when the never-ending party, ahem, ends… 

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. Having supported Stephen K Amos on a whopping four UK tours, Russell Kane on his 2019 UK Tour and described by Julia Chamberlain as being ‘destined to be absolutely huge’, this is a chance to see Kelsey really sink his teeth into a longer show; all about being different and trying to fit in with the modern world… 

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 show about why we should all be Team Titanic… 

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. It asks: where is home and how do we know we have found it? The journey goes from the mean streets of New York City to the surreal world of post-Communist Poland and then the epic weirdness of Bangkok, where he first tries his hand at stand-up comedy – the last gasp of a drowning man trying to fulfill a childhood ambition… 

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

‘If you put me in your show, change my name. Call me Janice.’ ‘I can’t do that.’ ‘Why not?’ ‘Because Janice… is my mum’s name.’ Stand-up and storytelling from award-winning and critically acclaimed cheeky London chap Andrew Silverwood… 

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. A graduate of the Illustration MFA and Artist in Residence at the University of Edinburgh, she won Young Cartoonist of the Year, 2010 (Cartoon Museum London) and Asian Illustrator of the Year, 2018… 

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. The Wee Seal is the true tale of a seal born in the storyteller’s garden, while The Selkie Girl is a retelling for children of the much loved magical selkie myth… 

Children's Underground Ghost Show

Children's Underground Ghost Show

Help us to find out which ghosts haunt our famous underground vaults. Join mingin’ Annie from Edinburgh’s past and explore what it is like to have lived underground for 400 years! Full of disgusting stories and anecdotes that will make you laugh and cringe, along with an interactive haunt as a ghost takes you around our underground vaults! Gristly ghostly fun for all! This is for brave children that dare to descend… 

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 having his head in them. 

Andrew Roper – Break Point

Andrew Roper – Break Point

Sun, surf, skydiving and stand-up. What happens when you take a comedian from a London winter into an Aussie summer? Does life become an adrenaline fueled Patrick Swayze surfing movie? Not so much… 

Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

Godmother of Scottish comedy. Chief Trump annoyer. Back at the Counting House bringing you the best of her 22 years of touring. New stories, old stories and stuff that happens on the day… 

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. Finally, an accomplished loser, this Moscow native fairy tale princess is sharing her story of beasts and beauties, in her first full run at the Fringe… 

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. We all know The Sea has gotten too big for its boots recently, and Jake intends to bring it down a peg or two. Is he being serious or is it a metaphor for mental health and toxic masculinity? Only time will tell… 

Phil Jerrod: Unrelatable

Phil Jerrod: Unrelatable

When he was ten years old, Phil Jerrod got kidnapped. Join the award-winning comic (official tour support for Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes) as he celebrates the joy of not joining in, not fitting in and getting trapped on a canal boat… 

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. Pick them out and I’ll tell stories spanning three continents about heartbreak, prison, fireworks – everything! The order’s up to you… 

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. ‘Utterly hilarious’ ****½ (West Australian)… 

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. ‘Utterly hilarious’ ****½ (West Australian)… 

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. ‘Utterly hilarious’ ****½ (West Australian)… 

Adventures in Dementia – Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia – Steve Day

Steve’s dad died of Alzheimer’s. There’s nothing he can do about it except remember him the way he was. Steve has also been deaf since his teens but has new hearing aids so now he’s gone through all the music of his youth… 

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 actor Herbert Lom) and their journey from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to the UK. 

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 actor, Herbert Lom) and their journey from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to the UK… 

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. That’s when I first questioned my identity. ‘A wonderful show! Very funny and also quite moving… 

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Writer for BBC. As seen on Sky One. A lovable little weirdo trying to work out how to be happy. Fresh from a critically acclaimed tour of Canada, Australia and New Zealand. ‘Wonderful… 

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 comedian Katharyn Henson examines the nuances of her unusual past while looking like a preschool teacher but sounding like she gives away quarters at a casino… 

The Golden Path

The Golden Path

I was nine when my Dad taught me to cycle… on a cliff. He has nearly killed me three times on his wildly planned misadventures – but as a sedentary lifestyle can greatly shorten life expectancy, is staying on the brink of survival the best way to keep alive? Join me as I explore cycling, life, death, pollution and my Dad on my quest to discover The Golden Path… 

Adventures in Dementia – Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia – Steve Day

Steve’s dad died of Alzheimer’s. There’s nothing he can do about it except remember him the way he was. Steve has also been deaf since his teens but has new hearing aids so now he’s gone through all the music of his youth… 

Chris Betts: Dumb but Fair

Chris Betts: Dumb but Fair

An hour of stand-up about curiosity, horses, death and strip club etiquette. ‘Amazingly funny’ **** (List). ‘Prepare yourself to laugh at some pretty morally corrupt stuff’ **** (TheWeeReview… 

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. Andy Barr is an award-winning comic, an ‘innovative rising star’ (Time Out) and an ‘off-key delight’ (Skinny) whose ‘comic timing and gestures are impeccable’ (**** (List)), Tim Key’s Pick of the Fringe (iNews, 2017), not to mention ‘a charming late-night curiosity’ (Chortle… 

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 it than in a comedy show with a bunch of strangers? Off Limits is a personal, provocative and hilarious hour that should not be missed this festival… 

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. That’s when I first questioned my identity. ‘A wonderful show! Very funny and also quite moving… 

Fiona Ridgewell: Even Dizney Needs a Day Off!

Fiona Ridgewell: Even Dizney Needs a Day Off!

Fiona Ridgewell is the epitome of positivity… but she’s struggling to keep a PMA as she stumbles through life trying to achieve the ultimate fairytale. A 45-minute WIP from Piccadilly Finalist 2017/2018 including gags and stories! ‘I could easily imagine seeing Fiona as a panelist on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown or Would I Lie To You? in the near future… 

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-comedian rages against the dying of her light… 

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 technology – though they do have very powerful thumbs… 

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Is a variety show with a mixed bill line-up. Having worked with these acts over the last decade, Rib Ticklers will be bringing you talent from America, Australia, Europe and Asia. A global line-up with world-class talent… 

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. A show about making difficult decisions, choosing different paths and gettin’ jiggy wit’ it… 

The Moon Under Water

The Moon Under Water

History, philosophy, musings, poems and tales of booze, horse brasses and morris dancers. Join Andrew James Brown for a warm lager or two. Taking Orwell’s 1946 essay as a starting point, this show travels through pubs great and small, through country inns and city gin palaces, across parquet and sticky carpet alike searching for the perfect pub… 

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. Star of BBC Scotland’s Up For It and Scottish Comedian of the Year 2016 brings a new show to the Fringe… 

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

A while back, things became too awful for Angus to cope with. So he got a massive dog, took up gardening, hid in suburbia and gave “being normal” the ol’ college try. However, fixing yourself requires all the pieces and so he then had to go around looking for all the bits… like the Veetacore in Through the Dragon’s Eye… 

Claptrap

Claptrap

Claptrap /’klaptrap/ noun: absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas. Pithy and precocious stand-up from up-and-coming comedians Becky Povall and Jessie Nixon. Expect a warm welcome, zesty observations and a dollop of wit and whimsy from two women who cannot be pigeon-holed… 

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. Learn cooking skills from Cassandra Bean or surgical ethics from Dr Knox… 

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. Having travelled the world and tried every self-help technique there is, Carl is now questioning the point of it all and is contemplating starting a death cult! Come along if you want to join him… 

Accidental Coconut

Accidental Coconut

Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire. This show is a juxtaposition of loss of a people from opposing sides… 

Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl

The year is 1969 and NASA has just put the first man on the moon. The world is transfixed and everyone is watching, including eight-year-old Maisie Robinson. From the moment she saw man on the moon, Maisie knew that she was destined to be an astronaut… 

The Joy of Jokes

The Joy of Jokes

Truthful stand-up, funny stories, good jokes and a few ad-libs. Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina (**** (Guardian)) presents a glorious mixture of brand-new, old and very old material. They say Jews are funny, Ivor Dembina proves it. 

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. Sunjai (Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Winner, 2017) has struggled with his unreasonable expectations for a fairy tale life and can’t understand why people don’t break out into song all the time… 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. ‘Hilariously entertaining’ (Mail on Sunday)… 

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). About Time: growing up is hard, but most people manage it… 

Thunderc*nt

Thunderc*nt

This award-winning, five-star comedy show will grab you by the short and curlies. If the C-word triggers/offends and you and you’re not a fan of stand-up comedy… Mahoney will change your mind… 

The Antique Jokes Show

The Antique Jokes Show

Top acts dust off their most out-of-date material. This year sees the debut outing of the show sure to become a Fringe favourite. What happens when the world moves on and your favourite comic’s freshest material is no longer relevant? Pokémon Go, Princess Diana, The Matrix, the credit crunch… 

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 swordsmith, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church… 

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. Then you’ll enter our paranormally active and haunted underground vaults dating back to the 1700s… 

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

This tour takes you to Edinburgh Old Town’s two most bone-chilling locations. Your tour includes the world-famous Greyfriars graveyard, with tales of body snatchers, Greyfriars Bobby and lots more… 

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 their names became immortalised… 

Vaults Tour

Vaults Tour

Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in terrible slum conditions, where disease and death were commonplace. Each vault has stories of terrible occurrences that your guide will impart to you… 

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. ‘A definite must see!’ **** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Spring Day is such a likeable and friendly character with an incredibly infectious smile that draws the audience into her performance and wickedly delivered punch lines which have them falling over themselves with laughter, thinking “I can’t believe she just said that!” They absolutely loved her and there is no doubt that you will too’ **** (BroadwayBaby… 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Seventh consecutive year for the UK’s longest-running and most successful ever Jewish comedy show. Based on a true story, Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina performs some of his favourite kosher gags alongside his personal take on the life of the modern Jewish comic… 

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 storytelling… 

Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised

Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised

Kayla MacQuarrie is Traumatised. She’ll tell lots of jokes about it though so stick with her and we’ll all be okay. From an Essex-based, sad, weird kid to a less sad, trans, lesbian loudmouth… 

Conor Drum: Solo

Conor Drum: Solo

A show about growing up and becoming a man. As his parents prepare to Airbnb his old bedroom, Conor rediscovers his teenage years after finding his old band’s demo and wonders if going solo was the right thing to do… 

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. ‘An original way with words with a talent for one-liners and short stories’ (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke… 

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. Did we get it right or has it all gone horribly wrong? Nostalgic comedy that laughs at the old days and chortles at the new… 

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. Eye-rolling and frustratingly stereotypical tales of living at home and being the A word… 

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC is the debut show from British-born Chinese comedian Matthew Fong. His politically incorrect view on love, life and growing up is far from political. A whimsical comedian that has found his voice and is making the most of it… 

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 birth family with DNA swabbing*, genealogy trawling and red hair spotting… 

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

After losing half his body weight, Michael Livesley is half the man he was. Raised in an all-female household with Stan Ogden his only male role model, he grew up into an obese, miserable recluse bouncing from crisis to crisis like a fart in a colander… 

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 West End, San Francisco and Sydney, AJ was also a staff writer on South Park and a collaborator on A Very Potter Musical… 

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), for a completely new hour of extremely silly spine-curdling ghostly tales… 

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – Lightfoot James

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – Lightfoot James

For most of 2017 I received taunting messages from a fake Facebook account. Lightfoot James made veiled threats about my family, then some weeks he just asked about the tennis. Help me find him… 

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 both above and underground… 

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, but most importantly, find out how honesty can save the world… 

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. Niggle is an artist, struggling to complete a curious painting of a tree but plagued by constant interruptions… 

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. A dying mother gives her daughter a box containing three clues to a priceless treasure… 

Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All

Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All

You never know what’ll change your life. The message in the bottle that bobbed up before you at the beach. That’s what brought you here. Sold-out four years and running, master storyteller and cult classic of the Fringe, Wil, returns with a brand-new show to whisk you away to some other place… 

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. Expect knee laughing and belly slapping in a story dedicated to farmyard animals and their outlandish ways… 

Angry Boater

Angry Boater

Comedy the way you like it… up the canal. Now in its fifth year, Joel Sanders returns in his glorious comic voyage from the security of suburbia to the chaos of living afloat. Twists, turns and big laughs from a British comedian who spent a decade working across America with comedy’s elite… 

Love is a Work in Progress with Tara Rankine

Love is a Work in Progress with Tara Rankine

**** (Advertiser). ‘Tender, raunchy, uplifting, hilariously funny’ **** (GLAMAdelaide.com). ‘Experience tender moments alongside the hilarity’ **** (TheatreWeekly.com). Adelaide Fringe Weekly Cabaret Award winner Tara Rankine is raw, honest and laugh-out-loud funny… 

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 with likeable vigour and a high dose of sass to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe… 

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. This is the bizarre but true story of that friendship. In the wake of Operation Yewtree and the #MeToo movement, this is a tale that is as relevant as it is profitable (TBC)… 

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 enjoy. 

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. A hilarious journey of leaving her husband and having to move back in with her mother, trying to date again after 12 years out of the game and ultimately figuring out who the hell she is… 

'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. Things haven’t got any better. He returns with some of the same problems and stories, but even more to boot… 

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. Adjusting to a new culture and surroundings can be challenging, but not for this eight-year-old who grew up guilt ridden because he’s the reason his parents split up… 

Steve Bugeja: Single Mum

Steve Bugeja: Single Mum

Steve helped his single mum find her Prince Charming all while learning his times tables. (He was seven). The host of Radio 4’s Economics with Subtitles returns following four critically-acclaimed shows… 

Glowed Up

Glowed Up

Glowed Up is an anecdotal anti-romcom from stand-up comedian Nathan Roberts. This is a show for anyone who’s ever fallen in love with the wrong person. Or fallen in love with the right person… 

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. Join Dave as he takes you on his journey to becoming a celebrity lookalike and the resulting chance encounter which forces him to confront his past… 

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. Brice has tried to throw a lot away – including himself. All he knows is he doesn’t want to be in a bin again… 

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 and Gary are just getting warmed up! This year they’ve joined forces to bring you a blistering hour of stand-up, brimming with great stories, awesome observations and improvisation which will leave you in no doubt why they are regarded as two of the very best headline comedians in Scotland… 

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 actor Herbert Lom) and their journey from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to the UK. 

Ben Pope: Dancing Bear

Ben Pope: Dancing Bear

Ben Pope is a ‘classy, stylish and accomplished’ (Chortle.co.uk) stand-up comedian. But he’s also been a ghost-tour guide, teacher and actor. He’s worked in museums, cathedrals, toyshops and bakeries… 

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)). A storytelling lecture about how we cope with climate change from the ‘attractively impish’ (Guardian) Dr Matt Winning. As seen as the Environmental Correspondent on Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave, BBC Three and BBC Radio 2… 

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. He's never shared it with anyone… until now. Award-nominated comedian Gary Tro (‘expect comedic genius’ (LondonCalling… 

Georgie Morrell: Eyecon

Georgie Morrell: Eyecon

Join award-nominated comedian and one-eyed legend Georgie Morrell as she explores disability and celebrity. Ever wanted to be an icon and have everyone look up to you? Georgie didn’t, but she is now and doesn’t remember agreeing to this… 

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. From day one, he was out of his depth… Matt (‘Fearlessly funny’ **** (Scotsman)) looks as though he may blend into the criminal underworld quite well, until he blows his cover by speaking… 

Phil Cornwell

Phil Cornwell

Who is Robert Lemon Alackadaddy? Well he’s certainly a geezer that’s done many a thing. Come meet Phil Cornwell’s altered ego. One of the UK’s best impressionists; his cult appearances including Stellar Street and Dead Ringers… 

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black

A critically acclaimed puppet musical, inspired by a neuroscientist. ‘There are three deaths: the first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave… 

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. Gareth is looking back to an encounter with an old man in a carvery that has haunted him for years… 

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. A storytelling stand-up show about romantic misadventures on an epic scale… 

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. Brilliant rhyming, wordplay and haunting tunes you won’t forget. For anyone who’s ever wrestled with their home, their heritage and their heart… 

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. Aged 14, her family moved overnight from a castle to a caravan. Would life be different if she hadn’t moved? Does dealing with life’s unpredictability make you happier? Is laughter the route to eternal happiness? This is Jojo’s first solo show for five years and there is a reason for that, but you have to see the show to find out why… 

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie returns with more historical comedy, characters and stand-up. Napoleon and Amelia Earhart are back by popular demand but watch out for Jane Austen. Pasting together experiences old and new, expect trips down dodgy memory lanes, opinionated puppets, spontaneous discoveries and a showstopping finale! Like her previous two Edinburgh shows, this promises to be exceedingly charming, a little bit weird and very funny… 

Maria Shehata: Hero

Maria Shehata: Hero

Failed love, crippling debt and living with an angry 83-year-old. Not exactly what Maria had in mind when she left LA for the UK. ‘A slick, gag-driven US-approach’ (Chortle.co.uk)… 

James McNicholas: The Boxer

James McNicholas: The Boxer

James' grandad, Terry Downes, became world middleweight champion in 1961. By contrast, James' school PE teacher once told him he was so unfit he'd be dead by the time he was 23. This is a story about boxing told by someone who's never boxed… 

Fake News

Fake News

A budding journalist from an unlikely background lands a dream internship at the country’s biggest online news company. But getting in the door is just the start. Getting ahead is a whole other story, especially with a boss who barely acknowledges his existence… 

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. It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable… 

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. This intimate five-star show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages… 

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. Delivered in his trademark, breathlessly inimitable style, Gibson covers everything from depression to love; the murkier hues of mental health, dugs, the pursuit of happiness in the digital age and the unparalleled odyssey of defecating in a bath… 

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. From how to resist sweet chardonnay’s charms after you promised dear old Buxton Water you wouldn’t see her again to guidance on the best flirty filters to use when you want your ex’s new girlfriend to clock how good you look… 

Rachel Fairburn: The People's Princess

Rachel Fairburn: The People's Princess

Rachel’s been described by some losers as obnoxious, rude and contrary. However, she thinks she’s absolutely adorable and the natural choice for the dormant title of The People’s Princess… 

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). And time. And the three-year-old son who recently said, ‘let’s leave him in the woods’… 

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

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

Life is short. There’s no time to debate options, consider details or use spellcheck. At some point you have to make a choice. So choose this comedy shoe, it’ll be fin! From the mind of a BAFTA Rocliffe-winning comic, find character comedy, storytelling and sketches that may or may not contain a werewolf dance-off, Benedict Cumberbatch’s auto-biopic and classic computer games – live! ‘A vibrant and articulate sense of mischief’ (Times)… 

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 Club and many others… 

Alice and the Little Prince

Alice and the Little Prince

A girl from Oxford meets a boy from Asteroid B-612. A chance encounter between two of the world’s favourite fictional characters – inspired by the fantastic books by Lewis Carroll and Saint-Exupéry… 

Alexander Fox: Snare

Alexander Fox: Snare

‘Mrs Richardson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?’ In 2011, Alexander Fox left school and went to music college, where he began an illicit affair with his drum teacher. Their lives became intertwined, then increasingly dark and dangerous as Alexander learned a few more lessons at college than he’d anticipated… 

Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

A show about getting lost and getting found. Diana Dinerman was a history professor on a PhD track, specialising in a niche area of Modern Dance history… then she became a stand-up comedian… 

First Piano on the Moon

First Piano on the Moon

Adapting Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin for outer space requires a specially equipped pianist. Will has been doing some groundwork. As schoolmates study for exams, he’s busy making preparations for his lunar recital… 

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. Featuring diverse, bold, and fabulous LGBTQ+ voices and allies telling 100% true stories from different Fringers every night! Celebrating its international debut (after sold-out runs in the United States), Big Gay StorySlam is an exciting blend of theatre, cabaret and documentary art… 

Super Hugh-Man

Super Hugh-Man

A Maori boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero. An award-winning solo cabaret following the personal journey of a young Maori boy wanting to fit into a world he has no blueprint for… 

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. Jonny Donahoe is the co-creator and performer of Every Brilliant Thing, which he performed more than four hundred times over four continents, including five months off-Broadway… 

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. Learn of the legendary stars, shows, talent and tales that made Edinburgh iconic… 

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 Forrest… 

Dilruk Jayasinha: Cheat Day(s)

Dilruk Jayasinha: Cheat Day(s)

Dilruk Jayasinha has quickly become one of Australia’s favourite comedians. So much so that he won the 2018 Logie for Most Popular New Talent. His small screen star may be soaring but Dil’s finest work is on stage… 

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. Can a painting soothe your madness, reframe your masculinity and ultimately save your life? Richard Fry is back with his eighth solo show… 

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). He decided to talk this through with his four oldest friends and try to figure out what happened to the icon that he was destined to be, but ultimately failed in becoming… 

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, there may be no chance of escape! A comedic concerto: Supernova is the critically acclaimed, funk-fuelled hip-hopera rap musical from Melbourne Fringe Best Comedy Award nominee Alex Cofield, who rhymes his way out of his routine rural life and shoots for the stars beyond! ‘This is quality rapping’ ***** (One4Review)… 

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. Captain Underpants underwater? Done! SpongeBob and the Gruffalo on the moon? No worries! Kids (and only kids!) decide who we meet and where we go to create a show tailor-made to their imaginations… 

Sarah Kendall

Sarah Kendall

Writer and star of BBC Radio 4 series Australian Trilogy, Sarah Kendall returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand new hour of storytelling. Funny and probably a bit depressing in places… 

Cally Beaton: Invisible

Cally Beaton: Invisible

Invisible is an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. Cally recalls the time she nearly disappeared in Iceland (the country, not the shop)… 

Maddie Campion: Truly Maddie Deeply

Maddie Campion: Truly Maddie Deeply

Hot gossip about a ghost. \'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. Expect adventures, suspense and laughs aplenty. Shakespeare’s original language is brought to life for new audiences in an accessible, interactive and relaxed performance… 

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. How do norms and social systems evolve and who benefits? Genes, memes, individuals, groups, societies and now the whole planet hangs in the balance as cultures and sub-cultures compete for survival and the viral come-up… 

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Comedy of Errors

Enjoy alfresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. Slick slapstick, rampant ridiculousness and puns aplenty in this family-friendly production full of sparkling wit, chaos and confusion… 

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. Piaf’s songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of her life as recounted by Australian cabaret star Michaela Burger, who takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister Momone to Piaf herself, ably supported by co-star Greg Wain on acoustic guitar with subtle use of effect pedals… 

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 another crack at it… 

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. Tales of youth, growing up in Essex/suburbia, unique anecdotes from a professional dance career and life now as an ex-showgirl… 

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 acclaim... 

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 passionate, dangerous songs... 

Stuart Bowden: Our Molecules

Stuart Bowden: Our Molecules

Stuart Bowden has been doing this for a long time. Since his 2011 breakout collaboration with the now-legendary Doctor Brown, Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger, he has consistently produced odd little pieces of theatre that combine comedy, music, storytelling and clowning... 

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 relationships with our parents... 

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. You see a man in drag standing in front of a veil of Halloween cutouts with a microphone in front of him, desperately trying to get your attention... 

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. Debut show from a rising comedy star. Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016... 

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

A fun-filled, 45-minute romp through ancient fairytales and folklore legends from Wales. Delve deep into the stories, myths, language and delicious cultural intricacies that make Wales the beautiful and mysterious place that it is... 

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. Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish poet/musician MacGillivray bring you tales of meetings between Vikings and Scots men and women... 

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. Andy Cannon tells Shakespeare’s classic, taking audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again... 

Call of the Void

Call of the Void

Call of the Void explores catharsis and connection through ghost stories from around the world. Incorporating music, movement and immersive effects this world premier production will beckon your mind beyond the living. 

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. Stand-up comedy and poetry from Rachel Sambrooks, finalist Sitcom Trials, semi-finalist Old Comedian of the Year 2018, One to Watch Funny Women 2018... 

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. Written for blind adults, this adventurous tale proves that every minus can be a plus. Each show includes other heroes from Mary's Stories to End Wars series... 

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’. Through audio entries, soul searching and group participation, let me, the newly elected leader of an elite group of Jane superfans called the 'Cruisettes', guide you through your eight-step journey from admitting to celebrating your obsession with everything that is Jane McDonald... 

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. They explore the supernatural creatures and happenings that feed our imaginations, beliefs and rituals throughout the seasons... 

The Archive of Educated Hearts

The Archive of Educated Hearts

"People are amazing, aren’t they?" So asks a lone voice in the darkness. It is, of course a rhetorical question: The Archive of Educated Hearts is a tiny gem, far away from the hysterical melee of the Fringe... 

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. Phamie Gow’s diverse range of musical talents and collaborations with other artists has brought a strong new breadth of undeniable talent to both classical and Celtic crossover music... 

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. Worlds unravel through storytelling, soundscape, music and physical theatre. 

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. Stand-up comedy and poetry from Rachel Sambrooks, finalist Sitcom Trials, semi-finalist Old Comedian of the Year 2018, One to Watch Funny Women 2018... 

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. From the shores of Loch Ness to outer space, this show offers children a fun introduction to theatre in the company of Scotland's famous and lovable monster... 

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. Margaret is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter... 

Drenched

Drenched

A raincoated man bursts into one of two bunkers in the lower section of the Pleasance Courtyard. He fumbles around in the darkness before the lights come up and he introduces himself as Daniel Drench, Cornwall’s most prolific storyteller... 

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. Come and join her on her adventure as she dances with monkeys, makes friends with a sea princess and has a strange encounter with some aliens! Will she get back in enough time? 

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. Sam's anxious about how he gets to know people. This is a chance to get to know him. In exploring one person's attempts to know others, the show considers how a group of people in a darkened room can ever get to know each other... 

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

'Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown ups. Terrific.' (Guardian). Back by popular demand, this multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Edinburgh-based Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past twelve years, with appearances off-Broadway and at the Sydney Opera House... 

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 Hooghly river in 20th century Bengal – when it was still possible to walk down Calcutta streets on a Saturday and hear only Scottish accents... 

Kieran Hodgson: '75

Kieran Hodgson: '75

Ask most people to remember the early 70s and they won't. But for character comedian and tedious party guest Kieran Hodgson, they might hold the answer to the biggest question of our time: Europe? Twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, Kieran returns to the Fringe with the epic tale of how Britain joined Europe in the first place... 

Prevail

Prevail

A story told through new music and dance. An oppressive way of life dominates. Two men are alone. Intimate. They are ambushed. There's a struggle. One escapes. The other is taken away, interrogated, imprisoned and punished... 

Sing Sistah Sing!

Sing Sistah Sing!

Internationally renowned singer Andrea Baker celebrates the extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice. A joyous mix of storytelling, jazz, blues, gospel, featuring singers including: Leontyne Price, Donna Summer, Nina Simone and the great Billie Holiday, with rollicking piano virtuosity from Richard Lewis and directed by Carolyn Sittig... 

Uninvited

Uninvited

‘No-one leaves home – unless home is the mouth of a shark.’ Uninvited is an original theatrical piece documenting the personal odyssey of one young migrant as he flees his war-torn home for the promise of peace abroad... 

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. Bessy is saving up for her next big trip and decides to try busking at the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe to earn the money for her plane ticket... 

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. This well-written, thought-provoking show is an honest account, as Clay shares her personal experience of ‘coming back from the edge’... 

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. The three acts, who also happen to be great friends, have very different styles including a great blend of gags and storytelling... 

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 passionate, dangerous songs... 

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. Will the path of love run smoothly? Will there be a happy ending? Britten, Berlioz, Gershwin and other musical masters play their part in telling the tale... 

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. Schoolgirl Nina, played by Samara MacLaren, is fascinated as the police arrive at school and she appears on local news... 

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 different pre-Elizabethan English queens... 

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. After being shortlisted for Best Regular Spoken Word Night (Saboteur Awards 2017), a sell-out run at last year's Fringe and shows at the Royal Albert Hall, we're back with an incredible revolving line-up of slam, storytelling, poetry and performance from the most exciting women writers around... 

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 are you ever going to lead a normal life in the land of burgers, French fries, and ketchup? But as an acupuncturist, who fixes people for a living, why can’t she fix herself? In this hilarious comedy hour, Big O entertains with her Korean-American observations... 

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

One in six people suffer from hearing loss. Two of those people are Ray's parents. Full of hilarious tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam presents a very first for comedy, as Ray performs each show simultaneously in English and British Sign Language... 

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. Sometimes they kill, sometimes they die but always the call to return rings in their ears. Tales from the Battlefield is a brand-new storytelling show from award-winning comic Scott Gibson... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. For brief video clip see oldjewishjokes... 

Henna

Henna

On the eve of an Indian wedding an anxious bride-to-be is having intricate henna patterns applied to her hands. As the patterns emerge, stories begin to unfold. Join British Punjabi storytellers Peter and Gorg Chand as they explore evocative landscapes set in the present but seeped in the past... 

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. A multimedia journey into such Trump America entities as Hell House, a Christian haunted house where they scare the Jesus into you... 

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 Fundamentalist, adapted for stage by Stephanie Street and directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah... 

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. We will showcase new work inspired by Dundee poet St Mary's Tam. 

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. Jeffrey Baldinger takes the audience through his life of ridiculous misadventures. The show's narrative focuses on the use of language in every part of the world and how simple phrases can get us in and out of trouble... 

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. Separated by eight years and a world of experience, it is an uneasy reunion... 

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. Both the barefoot boys, Wright, with his long hair and hat, and Phil Granger with his patchwork harem pants and acoustic guitar, look like they could have been freshly plucked from the locals regularly seen strewn across the grass... 

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”. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into the mind of the MakeyUppers where you will stumble across the stories you thought you knew... 

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 the Manx Cat has no tail... 

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, Jeremy Corbyn was my MP, a voiceover for a BAE Systems advert, 'join the army' adverts, parents dying, Rush lyrics, aiming to eventually die penniless, buying a house where someone has just been murdered, fondly remembering Sean Hughes, no sex, no swearing, no picking on the audience, no Brexit... 

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 betrayal... 

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. Returning after sell-out shows in 2017, the dynamic seven-piece band is back to take you on a laughter-laced quest to find the roots of soul music – and recreate the original spirit of the legendary singers and foot-stomping soul classics that soundtracked a generation... 

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. Sometimes they kill, sometimes they die but always the call to return rings in their ears. Tales from the Battlefield is a brand-new storytelling show from award-winning comic Scott Gibson... 

Annie Brassey

Annie Brassey

Written and directed by Heather Alexander. 'Oft in danger, never afraid' – Annie Brassey's motto as she travelled the world on a Victorian steam clipper. Her journal A Voyage in the Sunbeam made her experiences famous... 

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 - pun not intended - of traditional music hall and vaudeville performers... 

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 their happy ending... 

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. Homer is now possibly the most famous dog of the Fringe, and can regularly be spotted about festival haunts expertly posing for photographs... 

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh drinks Stella before yoga. Louise has gravy on her avocado. Both find themselves uncertain of their social hierarchy. Some say it’s an exploration of class identity, really it’s just a laugh over a pint... 

Go Slay Dragons!

Go Slay Dragons!

Dan was almost shot – and it's all Rupert Murdoch's fault. Kinda. A lefty snowflake somehow working at The Sun, fighting the choir of voices in his head leads him on a noble quest in this demonstrably true tale of love, adventure and song... 

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. The inspired inspectors who uncover these fables are members of an elite unit known as The Bureau Of Untold Stories... 

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 question your existence and want to phone a best friend... 

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. 'It is his genius that makes him so special' (Scotsman). Introducing Fringe newcomer, vocalist Olivia 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 Ashwood Garvey and Amy Jacques Garvey (the two wives of African nationalist the Hon Marcus Garvey, champions of the movement in their own right), in Amantha Edmead’s play about the power of hope in action... 

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. Sometimes they kill, sometimes they die but always the call to return rings in their ears. Tales from the Battlefield is a brand-new storytelling show from award-winning comic Scott Gibson... 

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

We've all encountered the wine wankers' insufferable diatribe. We endure it because we have no f*cking idea what they're talking about. Follow one woman's accidental journey over 12 months from shallow wine novice to full-blown wine wanker... 

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 anyone, so it's particularly impressive as a choice for an Edinburgh Fringe debut by Helicon Storytelling, but even more impressive is how excellently they manage to pull it off!This is Fringe theatre at its simplest and most effective... 

Rik Carranza: Still a Fan

Rik Carranza: Still a Fan

Rik Carranza is a Star Trek fan. Still. The title of this touching, heartfelt show rather gives that away, which is why it's initially a surprise when he tells us how at one point he boxed up all his Star Trek memorabilia and donated it to a charity shop... 

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. Filled with optimism and energy, Liam plans to go from a nobody to a somebody... 

You've Been Fringed

You've Been Fringed

Are you having a bad month? Us too. Instead of a Fringe First. we'll award a Fringe Worst to the person with the worst review and the person who's lost the most money. This is a safe space where we crown failures and celebrate shitness... 

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 at times uneven hour of improvised skullduggery... 

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. Clocking the guitars and drums, you can tell, this is going to get loud... 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

‘I simply cannot wait to see more of their magic’ ***** (Tribe). ***** (Saint). ***** (OwlEyesMagazine.com). Look, okay. You’ve got a load of fairies, magic galore and there’s a dude that gets turned in to a donkey... 

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. With jokes. Lots of them... 

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. Six-piece Be Happy Band with musical arrangements by Dick Lee... 

To the Ocean

To the Ocean

***** (Tribe). ***** (Saint). ***** (OwlEyesMagazine.com). Magic isn’t real. That’s the first thing that you should know – and if the choice to begin our fairy story in this way is a bit shocking to you, that’s because... 

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. An immersive experience; a bit of history; scares; laughs; and a sense of trespassing into another time and place are necessary for their success... 

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. With music, burlesque, occasionally clowns and a phone-sex-operator host, you will leave transformed, or at least turned on... 

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 for an adventure... 

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. The thing about Lolita is that you're just completely consumed and engrossed by the ardent passion of a man, who is forever doomed to crave something sinister, something twisted... 

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. From Luxor to Alexandria. From the glamorous cabaret to the streets of Cairo... 

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 of spiritualism! 

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. The essential guide to the greatest wee country in the world. 

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. All funds raised go towards the Eric Liddell Centre, a dementia care charity and community hub in Edinburgh... 

Ur – Medëa

Ur – Medëa

Desire is the place of not yet having. Choose a literary figure as the body. Merge your identity with this character. Create an autonomous being. Live fully, personally, passionately, without personal agenda... 

The Spinners

The Spinners

The Spinners is a collaboration between Lina Limosani of Limosani Projekts as choreographer and Al Seed as director. Readers may remember Al Seed’s tremendous physical theatre show Oog from the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Scott Gibson: Anywhere but Here

Scott Gibson: Anywhere but Here

Humans are storytellers. We tell stories about ourselves and each other throughout our lives; sometimes to entertain, sometimes to inform and sometimes to impose a little bit of order on what is often a chaotic world... 

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Tea with 'Mr Jenners'

Delicious full afternoon tea hosted by the shopkeeper of Scotland's oldest department store. Hear stories of life in old Edinburgh within the splendour of Jenners' historic wood-panelled compact Boardroom... 

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. A different guest each day! 'Charmingly funny' (Scotsman)... 

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. A stand-up evening of stories and songs covering his career over the last 45 years. He will be joined by Boo Hewerdine... 

Individual Medley

Individual Medley

Q: What happens when you move a 12-year-old from Basingstoke to Zambia? A: She swims. Katrina weaves together poetry, swimming lessons and some 00’s RnB in a mesmerising coming-of-age memoir about crossing borders... 

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 will be led by Saorsa Fraser, the illegitimate son of the illustrious Lord Lovat! Learn how the great kilt was worn, try on the great kilt (plaid), discover how the broadsword was used in battle, and learn about Jacobite history – the brutal truth... 

613 Seeds

613 Seeds

An original piece exploring the words we let fly, stop signs, and those we meet at the crossroads. Textured and amplified by Chicago voices, 613 Seeds rejects the premise that you need to know the answer. 

A Dragon in the Family

A Dragon in the Family

All the best stories begin with a game. When Gilly finds an abandoned cave deep in the mountains, a strange-looking stone is discovered. Or is it an egg? Could it be... a dragon egg? Gilly is sure dragons don't exist... 

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. The Brothers Grimm collected their classic tales over 200 years ago. Today, interactive storyteller Eden Ballantyne has reimagined them for a contemporary audience... 

Stealth Aspies – Autistic People Speaking

Stealth Aspies – Autistic People Speaking

Unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Enter the authentic autistic space and join Alain English, Sarah Saeed, Janine Booth, Paul Wady and other 'Aspies', for authentic stories of late diagnosis, being in the neuroatypical closet and our lives as out autistic people... 

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. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011 at the age of 58, Mayhew-Archer forwent self-pity in lieu of stand-up and charity work... 

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. It works. Now, after four years as a couple, is it time for the next question? Thirty Six Questions... 

Fat Girl Slim... Chance

Fat Girl Slim... Chance

This is a show for the losers, the underdogs and the also-rans. This is a show for those people who want to win, but never will. Miranda Kane has spent her whole life trying to win something – anything! To get a trophy, an award, a certificate, or just a pat on the back and never succeeding... 

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. A comic odyssey through future selves, rare diseases and the chance to convince your son you've got some sort of backbone... 

She Wolf

She Wolf

Daughter, princess, wife, queen, mother, warmonger, widow and crone... monster? Queen Margaret of Anjou – the original Cersei Lannister; model for Claire Underwood; a woman so cutthroat and cold she would make Lady Macbeth sh*t her pants... 

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. For fans of Victoria Wood and Frank Sidebottom. 'Sweet, mild mannered, very funny' (Scotsman). 

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 recounts struggles with school, work and dating while being 'on the spectrum'... 

Adrian Minkowicz: Tango Tales

Adrian Minkowicz: Tango Tales

After Best Newcomer, the Argentinean comedian brings stories of tango from Buenos Aires to Edinburgh. Gardel, Piazzolla, milongas, passion, how he almost murdered for love and why Al Pacino’s dancing in Scent of a Woman is crap... 

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. He now has a new cat, Mitzy, and she takes centre stage as he deals with problems of adoption, veterinarians, catnappings and even a murder... 

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. In his debut hour, he tells stories about what happened after that: broken dreams, death, getting alopecia and other hilarious topics... 

My Finest Hour

My Finest Hour

Iain's grandfather is a Scottish war hero. Iain was a shy teen growing up in Gloucestershire with awkward hair. Could he ever live up to his family history and face the enemy on the beaches? 'Iain tells an amazing story that weaves between the generations... 

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 frequented by our famous misogynistic poltergeist... 

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson weaves through time with jokes, anecdotes and storytelling. Intertwining her own life with a traditional Shetland folk tale. 'Marjolein Robertson is a highly promising and delightfully original act' (Jay Richardson, Scotsman)... 

Universal Dad

Universal Dad

The story of a young man’s quest to find the father he never knew through an emotional cross-country journey that changes his life forever. A heartfelt, funny and engaging dramatic memoir... 

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. Australian comedian Nat Harris takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the five stages of grief in 50 minutes: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance... 

Love Admin

Love Admin

Dissecting the reality of love in the modern world. Join Bella and Alice as they take on all the bureaucracy, social etiquette and red tape of being best friends, cunnilingus and going crazy... 

Dave Maher Coma Show

Dave Maher Coma Show

Dave Maher was almost unplugged from life support during a month-long coma. He was eulogised on Facebook. Then he woke up. The Chicago stand-up comedian told the story on This American Life... 

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. Returning for their third Fringe, KinkyFish invite you to join this visceral journey examining the nature of our existence and exploring humanity’s primal connection to rivers and seas... 

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. A multimedia journey into such Trump America entities as Hell House, a Christian haunted house where they scare the Jesus into you... 

Chris Laker is Dead – Free

Chris Laker is Dead – Free

Hi! I’m American comedian Chris Laker. I’m obsessed with my upcoming death and want to talk to you about it. My life too. It’s in joke/story form but it’s the life of a straight white man, you get it... 

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. That’s exactly what Joseph Emslie (Amused Moose finalist 2017) and Chris Cooke (BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack) have done! Joseph and Chris had very different upbringings... 

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. Can she find her true home, freeing her voice? Fay Roberts (Other Voices, Hammer and Tongue, Allographic, Spoken Word Artistic Director for PBH’s Free Fringe) navigates a modern mythological sea journey in poetry, storytelling, and music... 

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson weaves through time with jokes, anecdotes and storytelling. Intertwining her own life with a traditional Shetland folk tale. 'Marjolein Robertson is a highly promising and delightfully original act' (Jay Richardson, Scotsman)... 

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 Nessie of the Vag! 'Hilarious from start to finish' (Don Eales, Cultural Virus)... 

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. Featuring energetic renditions of That’s All Right Mamma, Mystery Train, Don’t be Cruel, Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender and many more... 

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. We will bring the past and its people vividly to life... 

007 Voices of Bond

007 Voices of Bond

Voices of Bond is a spectacle like no other. Fresh from her sell-out show The Carole King Story at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, sensational vocalist Phoebe Katis invites you on a journey following the captivating world of 007, and the voices that have accompanied this story over the last five decades... 

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. This new groundbreaking show-umentary format gives a fascinating insight into the artist and her music... 

SuzanneVega&Me

SuzanneVega&Me

Tour guides need good voices but there’s only one who amazes her audiences with crystalline singing. When Nadja Fischer from Hamburg met guitarist Mark Brown in Edinburgh, their couchsurfing encounter turned into an unlikely musical journey... 

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 including nine Grammys and 11 CMA’s... 

An Evening with Michael Bubbles (No Champagne Included)

An Evening with Michael Bubbles (No Champagne Included)

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

The James Taylor Story

The James Taylor Story

The James Taylor Story returns to take you through the career of the five-time Grammy winner and US folk legend. This groundbreaking show-umentary format offers a fascinating insight into the man and the music... 

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 maker... 

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, once inhabited by the poor and unfortunate along with criminals and prostitutes, begins to come to life in your imagination! Your pulse starts to speed up as your mouth gets drier due to your heightened awareness of what surrounds you! Once experienced, never forgotten. 

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 resident ghost who goes by the name Mr Stinky. 

Vaults Tour

Vaults Tour

Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in terrible slum conditions, where disease and death were commonplace. Each vault has stories of terrible occurrences that your guide will impart to you... 

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, and about selfishness as a last means of survival... 

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 result is a fan's tribute to The King taking you from the early days in Memphis, onto Vegas... 

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. Immerse yourself in the world of the Man in Black in this groundbreaking show-umentary format… 

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 unrecognised for their influence and talent, until now... 

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... with a touch of the gangly Ivo Graham's about him' (Bruce Dessau). Piccadilly Comedian of the Year finalist, featuring on BBC One, ITV 2 and BBC Radio 4... 

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing is a massive quitter. She’s given up alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, drugs (mostly), meat (sometimes), and casual sex (honest). But is she now a big ball of joy? Is everything bloody OK now? Come and see this lovable little weirdo talk about how she’s trying to fix her silly little brain by doing less things... 

The Storyteller's Apprentice

The Storyteller's Apprentice

'Join me, Loquacious, storyteller extraordinaire; my words weave with unique flair. Wondrous stories of adventure and hellfire; mystery, magic and desire. The tales I tell entertain and delight; astound, intrigue, and even fright!' Set in the fantasy world of Edra, The Storyteller’s Apprentice explores the feisty dynamic between travelling master storyteller Loquacious MacCarbre and his long-suffering apprentice Stumps... 

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). Internationally acclaimed and awarding winning vocalist Mychelle Colleary (native Californian, honorary New Yorker, now Londoner) deliciously delivers songs and stories of fellow Francophiles including Josephine Baker, Miles Davis, Kurt Weill and Cole Porter, alongside contemporary and traditional French songs from Piaf to Gainsbourg... 

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 salacious storytelling and a reading which will make you weep from every orifice... 

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, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian Rankin, JK Rowling and others, in the company of Allan Foster, author of Book Lovers' Edinburgh... 

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 Scottish king... 

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. Get early seats and buy drinks that he cant afford. 

Sameena Zehra: Existerhood

Sameena Zehra: Existerhood

Power balances are shifting. But can we get rid of all the arsebiscuits without becoming arsebiscuits ourselves? What price friendship, when revolution beckons? What price joy and compassion? And what about the menz? Intent... 

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. And what’s more uneasy – to laugh at something that is tragic or to take something ridiculous seriously? These are the questions for this unique show: one story with two ways of telling it; one day as a tragedy and one day as a comedy... 

A Modern Guide to Heroism and Sidekickery

A Modern Guide to Heroism and Sidekickery

A superhero story that refuses to be a comic book. Michelle Zahner joyfully mixes storytelling, comedy and poetry to work out how being a superhero in the real world really works. How do you rescue people from depression or broken friendships? How do you fight cyclones, rabid llamas or the patriarchy? What do you call a boy damsel? And shouldn't there be a villain somewhere? A new hero finds herself dealing with media hype, impossible expectations and protest groups... 

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. Andy Barr is a stand-up and member of the Weirdos collective... 

John Lynn: Addiction Diction

John Lynn: Addiction Diction

John Lynn is not a drug fiend. He doesn’t have a (serious) gambling problem. He’s not even that fond of coffee. However, like all of us, John has many addictions in his life. Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease, considered so because drugs alter the brain... 

Old Movies Saved My Life

Old Movies Saved My Life

Sometimes the best education comes from the most unexpected places. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, Mel Byron learnt everything she knows from films of the 30s and 40s. Everything about life, frocks, and especially, love... 

The Welcome Revolution

The Welcome Revolution

\"There is something about the UK, you do not welcome people.\" One woman goes on a mission to make a change. She hosts tea parties around the country, inviting her guests to enjoy a cuppa and share their thoughts on the act of welcoming... 

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. Simple truths. Simple discoveries. Simply charming... 

Behind Our Skin

Behind Our Skin

Two intertwined monologues about womanhood and immigration merge, coalesce and diverge. Camille transfers to London and finds herself following a well-travelled road. She left her country to grow, yet her reality slowly narrows... 

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. This year, it's a brand-new hour of true stories including Spekky Rizwan Goes To Jail, How Rahul Communicated With the Dead Via Facebook Messenger and How a Series of Tragic Life Events Forced Him to Confront His Own Mortality (but mainly it's dumb sh*t Rizwan did)... 

A Voice

A Voice

Paris, 1971: The optimism of the last decade is faltering, and women are fighting for equal rights. Yéyé star Angèle is watching her career stall, stuck in the image created for her fans and unable to find her true voice... 

The Antiscians

The Antiscians

Inspired by the George MacDonald fairy tale, The Day Boy And The Night Girl. A warlock named Watho, seized by the madness of grief, raises two girls in isolation. When the girls meet for the first time, they're challenged by their differences and strengthened by their decisions to overcome them... 

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

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

Award-winning storytelling. A real-life submariner gives a unique insider view of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Heart-warming personal stories of danger, suspense and true love underwater... 

Son of Jim

Son of Jim

'Three years ago, while on a hunt for stationery, I opened a desk drawer in my parents’ house...' Ever wonder who your parents were before you came along and ruined everything? A true story of found family treasure about a boy and his dad... 

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. With his best friend finding her path, Aidan questions his purpose while dealing with audio bibles, professional jealousy and the purgatory of cruise ships... 

'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. At the age of 53, Bruce Fummey has experienced a few of them. Where's my compensation? Former Scottish Comedian of the Year vents on life now that middle age has hit... 

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, wife or just know someone who inexplicably always dig themselves into a hole, you will love this show... 

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. Spoiler alert: it’s a complete waste of time. A stand-up comedy, storytelling, solo show. 

The Red Guitar

The Red Guitar

Five-star review from The Herald, Rob Adams in 2016. Couldn't stay away. John Sheldon returns with stories to tell... Van Morrison's lead guitarist at 17, songwriter to James Taylor, a chance encounter with Jimi Hendrix... 

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. From John Wayne to Avatar, this is a tale of how two men grew up whilst eating popcorn. Now in its eighth year! 'Charmingly funny' (Scotsman)... 

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. He's been fluttering delightfully between summer and autumn on a decade-long repeat... 

Karoshi

Karoshi

Apparently, 60% of us hate our jobs. No wonder, with pointless jargon to contend with (key performance indicators?) and even more pointless employee perks. As for bosses, where do we start? Karoshi is Japanese for death by overwork – literally... 

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). Step back into the clandestine side of old Edinburgh, learn about the ladies in business! The tour is based on James Tytler's Ladies of Pleasure in Edinburgh, published in 1775. 

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. Venturing into the unknown, Stevie finds himself living in one of the roughest ghettos in Brooklyn, where he will encounter sex, violence, drugs and so much more... 

FanDango

FanDango

Welkom to FanDango EyeLand. Kom drinke. Kom dansk. Hev enyThing. Bee enyWun. Hear arr DenniZens hav no Wurriez. Onlee Plezhur. Sette yore Trubbles asside en kom on in! 'Embarrassingly creative' ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Adventurers Wanted: Rebellion

Adventurers Wanted: Rebellion

Elves, magic, and a lot of dice. These things may come to mind when one thinks of Dungeons and Dragons but the foundation of Adventurers Wanted: Rebellion is not the game, but the people... 

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. Wylde brings you on a bloody and surreal prose performance journey about monsters in the dark and what it takes to slay them. 

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

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

Show about family, taking risks and embracing change. Michelle's a Canadian stand-up comedian who unexpectedly fell into the world of comedy. She went to university and worked full-time, then one day was brought into the lunch room and laid off... 

Danny O'Brien: Lock-In

Danny O'Brien: Lock-In

Award-winning Irish comedian Danny O'Brien went to prison. Three times to perform. Once again by accident. He's performed relentlessly worldwide and taken up a new religion through the medium of a hangry hangover... 

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed

Insanely talented comedian Christian Elderfield presents his first solo show, Bolloxed. This world-travelling Brit presents a performance packed with wonderfully punchy storytelling and clever observations... 

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. Sold out 2015/16/17. Best Comedy Storytelling Act 2017 – What's on London Comedy Awards... 

Jacob Hawley: Howl

Jacob Hawley: Howl

BBC New Comedy 2017 finalist Jacob Hawley presents his highly-anticipated debut hour. Hailing from a working-class Brexit town, Jacob now has an arts degree, a vegetarian girlfriend and an almost-convincing concern for climate change... 

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. Goggles on for synchronised aquatics, front crawl relays and doggy paddle lessons (for beginners)... 

52 Days

52 Days

Hey, I'm Aidan, in 2012 I kept a journal on a deck of playing cards, one for every week. Pick them out and I'll tell stories spanning three continents about heartbreak, prison, fireworks – everything! The order's up to you... 

Phantasmagorical

Phantasmagorical

The merrily macabre Sylvia Sceptre presents Phantasmagorical, a show of spooky mind reading and Victorian spirit theatre. This is as close as you will get to experiencing the thrills of the golden age of spiritualism... 

A Trilogy of Horrors

A Trilogy of Horrors

TumbleDry Theatre present three classic horror stories from three great writers. In Dickens’ The Signal Man, a schoolmistress tells of an unnerving meeting with a railway signalman, who claims to be visited by a prophetic ghost... 

Samantha Pressdee: Pulling it Together (WIP)

Samantha Pressdee: Pulling it Together (WIP)

Four years ago Samantha lost everything, including her marbles. In an adventure through the British welfare system, Samantha battles cuts, medication and eventually trolls. The journey back to sanity can be a rough road... 

The Lesbian Whisperer

The Lesbian Whisperer

Lebanese by blood, Australian by birth, European by 2020. After a formidable spell in Berlin, Frank realises that identity is fickle and machismo is bullshit and is no longer defined by words... 

Matt Watson and Friends

Matt Watson and Friends

Laugh it Off Comedy presents Matt Watson and Friends. Come hear the story of a man who has put everything on the line to pursue what he loves, and feel inspired through humour to stop letting passion fall to the side and start living the dream. 

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. Phil returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after his debut hour last year and looks at the truths we chose to believe over the fact she's leaving and she's not coming back... 

The Shallow Entertainment Tour

The Shallow Entertainment Tour

Sören Bergen was just an ordinary guy. Nobody in Faukhan had a clue who he really was. But then Mona disappeared... and everything changed. The Shallow Entertainment Tour is an experimental storytelling solo show about identity, rumours and what happens if everything you think is real turns out to be fake... 

Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere in this family-friendly story. Join Poppy, Head Bubbler hopeful, as she learns some new tricks to impress her friends and win her dream job. Can she blow bubbles with just her hands? How do square bubbles work? How many people does it take to fill a room with bubbles? Come along and help Poppy find out and you could end up in a giant bubble of your own. 

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... What follows is a bizarre series of events involving a publican with a biscuit tin, Eamon de Valera, Queen Elizabeth and some nuns... 

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman – Free

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman – Free

Who runs the world? Not this bitch. I handed the keys to a drunk guy. Come see Spring Day (her real name!), voted Brooklyn's Best Comedian, tell true tales of the selfishly selfless... 

Angry Boater

Angry Boater

No skills, no patience, hypertension and a boat. What really happens when you abandon the land to follow your dreams? Now in its fourth year, the glorious, comedic voyage from suburbia to chaos finally comes to Edinburgh. 

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. In a bunker underneath Edinburgh, Ciaran and Kit, two hapless but well-meaning bureaucrats, invite you on a crash course in the art of duckpond maintenance featuring storytelling, music and duck-related propaganda... 

Angry Boater

Angry Boater

No skills, no patience, hypertension and a boat. What really happens when you abandon the land to follow your dreams? Now in its fourth year, the glorious, comedic voyage from suburbia to chaos finally comes to Edinburgh. 

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. An early evening show for all comedy fans... 

Yuriko Kotani: Moreish

Yuriko Kotani: Moreish

Born and raised in Japan, Yuriko Kotani now lives in the UK. Please come and join her new work-in-progress show! Using her unique perspective, she is going to tell stories of her experiences and thoughts... 

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 hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover. She grew up in the conservative Midwest of America to become an unabashedly liberal London-based comic... 

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. Come and enjoy intertwining tales of lovers, losers and locomotives... 

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. Winner of Comedy Battle 2008 (Netherlands)... 

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 cartoons... 

Tudur Owen: Undemanding

Tudur Owen: Undemanding

Another joyous stand-up show from BAFTA Award-winning comedian and father of Welsh people, Tudur Owen. Greatness doesn't come easily to Tudur, so he's given up trying and thinks the rest of the world should do the same... 

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 soundtracks... 

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, silliness, anarchy, revelation, shame, reflection and probably some bits that make you go awwww... 

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 interrogates his personal connection to Grenfell Tower... 

I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison.

I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison.

A beatboxing and storytelling comedy show. Charlie Partridge tried to be cool while falling in love. This mistake and others took him on an adventure. Charlie has appeared on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Three... 

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. This show is about that and about doing shows at county fairs, being rescued from waterslides and explaining Argos to foreigners... 

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump, the NRA, and the Creationist Museum. That’s three good reasons to see this show. 'A comedy institution' (Guardian). 'World class' (Scotsman). 

Sofie Hagen Tries Something

Sofie Hagen Tries Something

Hi. Each day I will be doing something different. A work-in-progress stand-up show, a live recording of my podcast Made of Human, a dance show, who knows? Go to sofiehagen.com to see a schedule. 

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Later this year Phil embarks on a national tour of his hit show Your Wrong. Your Wronger, will be a glorious expansion on the same themes that reflect upon, amongst many other things, his big brother Andrew’s severe car accident and the resulting five-week-long coma... 

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 what it's like when your favourite joke becomes your reality! From break-ups to wake-ups (and make-up!), it's a fresh and funny look at dating later and ever after... 

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. Storyteller Dougie Mackay evokes the gnarly soul of Scotland as clan chiefs, crones, fishermen and fools meet faeries, selkies, kelpies and giants in a weirdly wonderful ceilidh of classic tales and local legends... 

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. Murphy has been trying to figure out what it is to be a woman. Anecdotes from the ex showgirl and her journey from corduroys and football shirts, to feathers tits and teeth... 

Getting Higher

Getting Higher

Hannah quit being a comedian in 2013 when she stopped believing in herself (despite being very funny). Lost and without purpose, she fell into a corporate job and a cycle of reckless escapism... 

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. That's when I first questioned my identity.' Come and join international stand-up comedian Dharmander Singh as he goes on a journey to discover his identity, roots and nationality through funny stories and observations about being named after a Bollywood legend, living and trying to belong in 80's Birmingham and the challenges and pleasures of being an Indian-looking Brummie in Berlin. 

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. Guess who's back? Back again, Hayley's back, tell a friend. I mean that opening line relies heavily on you having knowledge of the Eminem song... 

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). When asked by her little sister for some career advice, Faye realised she'd spent the last half of her 20s trying to make trombone comedy work... 

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 communism... 

The Hummingbird Effect

The Hummingbird Effect

Intimate solo cabaret featuring Deborah Brennan as storyteller and songstress. Enchanting show based on an unlikely true story of a chance encounter with a stranger that sets in motion life-changing events... 

Generation Y Us?

Generation Y Us?

Fiona Ridgewell: Piccadilly Comedy grand finalist 2017/18. 'Fiona has funny bones, an easy warmth and actual gags' (Julia Chamberlain). Tom Elwes: SYTYF semi-finalist 2017. 'Tom is a natural, I absolutely expect him to be on TV in about a year' (Barry Ferns, Angel Comedy)... 

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, space, love, reality and teeth... 

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 South East Asia... 

The Adventures of Sam Swallow

The Adventures of Sam Swallow

Soar with Sam and his funny fiends 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 comment here about them being the same) and not understanding the rules... 

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. The motivation behind Connor’s comedy is to circumnavigate the audience’s nerves, aiming to find the spots of laughter that truly speak to people and get them laughing outside of their comfort zone... 

Martha McBrier – Fur Coat Nae Knickers

Martha McBrier – Fur Coat Nae Knickers

Please note – this is not a dress code. A show about growing up poor and trying to forget your past. But how do you shake off your past, yet stay true to yourself? True stories from ‘a naturally charismatic story teller’ **** (Fest) about family, neighbours and quite literally singing for your supper... 

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. Sally guarantees this show will change your life, even if only by making it an hour shorter – come and feel the wrath of her mirth! 'Exceptionally funny' (Independent)... 

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. See the man who writes for Channel 4’s award-winning show The Last Leg (not the leg jokes)... 

Ivor Dembina Show

Ivor Dembina Show

Jewish comedian's truthful stand-up, funny stories and good jokes. A delightful mixture of new, old and very old material. Adult humour in the true sense of the words. Perfect early evening entertainment... 

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. But all dragons' feelings come from the fire in their hearts, and because the baby dragon is born underwater, her fire cannot burn... 

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. Filthy, funny and incisive, Barron skewers her husband, her child, WhatsApp, herself and, notably, a tweenage sex script she wrote way back in 1992... 

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk – Free

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk – Free

They say 'don't cry over spilt milk'. Comedian Bronston Jones jokes about his life's little problems... and some big ones too! 'Certifiably unique' (LA Weekly). 'Very entertaining' (BroadwayBaby... 

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. Touching and clever, this performance portrays the "joke" of life from a different perspective... 

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.com), Helen Duff. Duff dives to 'a level of intimacy most acts wouldn't dare' **** (Skinny) and 'it's a joy to behold' **** (EdFestMag... 

Hal Branson: Mbolo

Hal Branson: Mbolo

The debut hour from one of comedy's rising stars. Join Hal as he relives a 2003 trip to Uganda to get over a nervous breakdown and nagging ganja habit. And help build a school. 'An understated comedy gem' (HuffingtonPost... 

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Come and join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin. Laugh your lederhosen off at a wide range of topics by some of the best comics from the Berlin English comedy scene. They will be sharing humorous stories of living, working and partying in one of the most popular cities in the world... 

The Hangover Cure

The Hangover Cure

BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2017. 'One to watch' (FunnyWomen.com, 2018). The Hangover Cure is the feel-good stand-up comedy show of the Fringe. Ruby Carr and Ophelie Hocquard will leave you feeling happy and psyched up for the rest of the day... 

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. This year Scott has finally made a decision and it's changed his life and the lives of those around him... 

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Amazing tales, elegantly told. Top award-winning comedians and improvisers tell extravagant stories, all based on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. There will be swords, duels, elephants, castles built of cheese and all of it completely and irrefutably true! Discover how the Baron invented morris dancing, how his actions saved the Isle of Skye from sinking beneath the waves, why every fourth child in Bruges is named after him and other fantastically delightful stories... 

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 silliness about life, death, loss and legacy... 

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. Her character Aunty Jee is the agony aunt you wished you could have had when growing up and even in older age... 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. ***** (ArtsAward.org.uk). ***** (Bunbury Magazine)... 

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. This time, he's going somewhere nobody's been before so you might want to join him for the big send-off... 

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

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

Alex Hylton is unique. Just like everybody else. Join one of Huffington Post's Must See New Acts of the Fringe as he tries to find out what makes him so special in this hilarious new show... 

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). Expect jokes, a stage and a real life ostrich... 

Raymond Mearns Is in the House

Raymond Mearns Is in the House

It's Fringe time again and I'm back at The Beehive. Since 2012, I've been doing my thing in that wee sweaty room at the top of the stairs and it's always a blast! If you've been before you know what I mean... 

Paul Revill: Revillationships

Paul Revill: Revillationships

Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, returns with a brand new show. With a marriage date set, a dog rescued and a death in the family, it’s time to look at relationships! 'This bright sparky chappy was a real quick witted geezer' ***** (ArtsinLeicestershire... 

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 – ‘Bosie’... 

(No) Money in the Bank

(No) Money in the Bank

A new show about wrestling by double act Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh. Thom and Andrew are forming the first ever comedy tag-team and are going to use all the elements of tag-team wrestling to explain professional wrestling to the world... 

The Burning Gadulka

The Burning Gadulka

Following a series of failures at music festivals, a Bulgarian musician faces a midlife crisis. Is his lifelong love affair with his instrument, the gadulka, about to be challenged by the arrival of a mysterious girl? Where do pandas come into the dilemma? Miro Kokenov takes us on a comic journey of doubt, sarcasm and the wonders of nature... 

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 relating magic to stories from his life... 

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. Tanael Joachim has been performing stand-up in New York for the past five years... 

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 relationships! 'Excellent' ***** (Audience review from EdFringe... 

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. Come watch performances where anything could happen as the Norwegian comic alternates between working with and without a net... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. For brief video clip see oldjewishjokes... 

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, sodomites and self-esteem... 

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2

‘…Conway is chaotic and electric’ **** (Skinny). ‘…A charm and energy you can’t learn’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Fresh off the back of a 100-date, 10-country tour with her debut Walk of Shame, this award nominee returns with her hotly anticipated sequel about what happens when you stop chasing the ‘perfect’ version of you and realise she’s been right there all along. 

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. Directed by James Acaster... 

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. Bust out of stereotypes that squash us, in an uplifting quest to find our own fit in the world and a bra that fits... 

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 relationships! 'Excellent' ***** (Audience review from EdFringe... 

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: You're Okay!

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: You're Okay!

Thanksgiving with your family in the most eye-popping of places. Don't worry... You’re Okay! Suzanne is a New York comedian who was selected for the San Francisco Comedy Competition finals, New York Winter Film Festival finals and the DC Comedy Festival... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. For brief video clip see oldjewishjokes... 

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 Will Seaward – 'terrifyingly charismatic' (Fest), 'part Brian Blessed, part Oscar Wilde, part crazed Victorian music hall MC' (Telegraph) – at the stroke of midnight for another fiendish new hour of extremely silly ghostly tales... 

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. The Smut Lady of Edinburgh is back with this comedic takedown of societal expectations, slut shaming, and substandard sex... 

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. They tell stories on a theme. Anecdotes, accounts, legends, myths, sagas, fables, tall tales, and true stories. 

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... Master of mirth and energy, skipping from one thing to the next: a wheelbarrow display team, dog bites in Bangkok, being a swineherd... 

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 hour... 

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 follow your dreams... 

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. But what if all isn’t as it seems? After a critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Conran returns with a show about presumption, misunderstandings and misgivings... 

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 the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke... 

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. From LA to New York, Newcastle and Glasgow. Godmother of Scottish Comedy, chief Trump annoyer and all-round Glasgow mouth piece brings her show back to the Counting House... 

A Beginner's Guide to Bondage

A Beginner's Guide to Bondage

A funny, naughty romp through the world of BDSM. Have you seen 50 Shades of Grey? Are you fetish curious? Do you ever feel like a change from vanilla sex? Mistress Venita answers queries and books kinky dom sessions for her wonderfully weird clients in her dungeon... 

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. Helicopters went up. Divers went down. It was all Sasha's fault. A stand-up show about how Sasha brought a part of the world to a halt... 

Adventures in Dementia: Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia: Steve Day

Steve's dad has Alzheimers. There's nothing he can do about it except remember the way he was. Steve has also been deaf since his teens but has new hearing aids so now he's gone through all the music of his youth... 

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. Back to share more unthinkable stories delivered with his outlandish brand of humour... 

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. Characters from The Happy Prince and other stories spring to life as the pompous mayor, the petulant princess and the love-sick student compete to become the new town statue... 

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. He's just got engaged, his relationship with his cat has improved (subject to change), now all he has to do is not f*ck it up! Best Show nominee at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 (Amused Moose)... 

Seen and Heard

Seen and Heard

Winner: Best Cabaret, Melbourne Fringe 2017. A stunning showcase of song, circus, dance, striptease and vaudeville, combined with the confessional art of storytelling. Burlesque queen and storyteller Becky Lou has trawled the glittery underbelly of the international Fringe circuit, queer parties, circus spaces and burlesque bars to bring together this incredible line-up of alt-cabaret artists willing to embrace their vulnerability and share personal stories... 

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.com) – Communist crooner Des Kapital (winner: Gulags Got Talent) storysings the story of Mao’s China, using music by Adele (Hellish), The Smiths (Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Mao), Drake (Hotline Beijing), Robbie Williams (Engels) and lots more... 

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. The crime left him and his pregnant wife penniless and homeless. He went on to make a Channel 4 documentary on the subject in which he demonstrated the ease of the crime by stealing the identity of the Home Secretary... 

Twenty Minutes to Nine / Free Fringe

Twenty Minutes to Nine / Free Fringe

Nominated Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe. Life's a party. At some point we all have to leave; some of us just choose when. Through storytelling, live musical soundscapes and spoken word, this is an autobiographical account dealing with loss... 

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Later this year Phil embarks on a national tour of his hit show Your Wrong. Your Wronger, will be a glorious expansion on the same themes that reflect upon, amongst many other things, his big brother Andrew’s severe car accident and the resulting five-week-long coma... 

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, giant bubbles, carousels, light tables, square bubbles, hand bubbles and the dodecahedron... 

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