Magic Hour

Magic Hour

Paul Nathan is a name often associated with the I Hate Children Children’s Show, a firm Festival favourite for years amongst little ones, but he is back this year with a brand ne… 

Ollie Horn: Pig in Japan

Ollie Horn: Pig in Japan

Occasionally you will see a TV star wandering the Festival crowds during August in Edinburgh, but at A Pig in Japan you can see real-life Japanese TV star, Ollie Horn perform his d… 

Like a Sturgeon

Like a Sturgeon

Edinburgh-raised drag queen Ripley makes his Fringe debut this year with Like A Sturgeon. 

Schalk Bezuidenhout: Leopard Print

Schalk Bezuidenhout: Leopard Print

Schalk Bezuidenhout steps out dressed like an East London hipster, all bright, quirky knits, socks printed with bananas and a distinguishable moustache and hairstyle. 

Wrecked

Wrecked

There are a lot of innovative and unique venues at this year’s Festival, but Wrecked might be just one of the most original and weirdest, as this entire performance takes place i… 

Olga Koch: Fight

Olga Koch: Fight

When you think of Russians, funny and comedian are probably not two words that instantly spring to mind; but in time, Olga Koch will change that. 

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

FoxDog Studios are back – and they are as witty, quick and entertaining as previous years. 

Canoe

Canoe

“Who are we, now that we don’t have kids?” Matthew Roberts performs as three key characters in this touching one-man performance: as two fathers, David and Tom, that lose the… 

Alma, a Human Voice

Alma, a Human Voice

Alma: A Human Voice is a one-person performance focused on portraying and contrasting two characters from the early 1900s. 

Baby Face

Baby Face

“Have you ever fantasised about someone like me?” Katy Dye asks the audience, not as an adult woman, not as a performance artist, but as a 15-year-old school girl. 

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Australian comedians Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew made their duo debut at this year’s Fringe as Double Denim, having previously performed as part of Backpack Anorak. 

Fiona McNamara & Ralph Upton on their Approach to Audience Interaction

Fiona McNamara & Ralph Upton on their Approach to Audience Interaction

Binge Culture are a performance-art group of five that originated in Wellington, New Zealand. 

A Tale of Two

A Tale of Two

A topical and popular theme for this year’s Fringe – mental health – is explored and fleshed out in this beautiful, bittersweet tale of two childhood friends that battle to f… 

Ami and Tami

Ami and Tami

Ami and Tami is a reimagined Hansel & Gretel for the modern day. 

Locker Room Talk

Locker Room Talk

Delve into an hour of real Locker Room Talk, a term made infamous by Donald Trump, and allow yourself to be immersed into the murky and dark world of everyday sexism that society d… 

Chris Washington: Dream Big (Within Reason)

Chris Washington: Dream Big (Within Reason)

Chris Washington is an ordinary guy; he explains this to us from the very beginning. 

07800 834030: Thank You for Waiting

07800 834030: Thank You for Waiting

Miranda Kane’s show, 07800 834030: Thank You For Waiting returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for more secrets, confessions and answers – the dirtier the better. 

Aunty Donna: Big Boys

Aunty Donna: Big Boys

This is Aunty Donna’s fourth Edinburgh Fringe, they have a huge following and return as popular as ever. 

Break Up (We Need to Talk)

Break Up (We Need to Talk)

Five hours is a long time for everyone – it’s a long time for a viewer, it’s a long time for an actor, and it’s a long time to have an excruciating conversation about your … 

Kaitlyn Rogers: Can I Get an Amen?!

Kaitlyn Rogers: Can I Get an Amen?!

Can I get an Amen?! Is the subtitle of Aussie Comic Kaitlyn Rogers’ show and I do feel like yelling ‘Amen’ by the end of the show, because I’d been praying for it to be over. 

Jason Byrne: The Man with Three Brains

Jason Byrne: The Man with Three Brains

Jason Byrne is no stranger to festival stand-up, or festival audiences, and he has returned once again to Scotland’s capital with his new tour, The Man with Three Brains (althoug… 

Buried: A New Musical

Buried: A New Musical

“A musical about two serial killers,” is how Buried: A New Musical by Colla Voce Theatre describes itself. 

That’s Life on Lisgar

That’s Life on Lisgar

That’s Life on Lisgar is a story of family fissures and the intimate workings of life as a daughter of a Portuguese family in Canada. 

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2017: Dream Sequence

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2017: Dream Sequence

When an Edinburgh Fringe virgin asks a seasoned Fringe-lover (that’s me, by the way) for show recommendations there are a number of shows I always highlight before reviews have e… 

Spirit of the Dane

Spirit of the Dane

If Shakespeare’s greatest characters could talk, what would they say? Would they be happy about their storylines and demise, and how would they feel about all of the… “modern… 

Brexit the Musical

Brexit the Musical

How many times in the past year can you say that you felt genuinely sorry for Michael Gove? Or that you felt goose-bumps (the good kind!) when you heard Theresa May speak? Or perha… 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught

You don’t need to be a hippo expert to help Dr Zieffal and Dr Ziegal catch a hippo in Edinburgh – all you need are the right tools and to keep your eyes peeled! The Hippo that … 

Princes of Main: New Year's Eve

Princes of Main: New Year's Eve

A sketch show based on an end of 2017 new year’s eve party, Princes of Main: New Year’s Eve might miss the mark occasionally, but if you stick with it until the bells, it will … 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

“Manuel, please sit the guests down,” from the very first sentence, you know this is not going to be any ordinary evening meal – and I’m already clutching my glass of wine,… 

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

A cheesy caricature of itself, Dirty Dancing is full of moments that will make you physically cringe but, if you’re after a literal movie-to-stage adaptation of the so-bad-it… 

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Opening with the ever-familar chord progression of Stand by Me this tribute to Ben E King and the Drifters by Othello Music had the audience in the palm of their hand from … 

Dreamboats and Petticoats

Dreamboats and Petticoats

Fans of rock and roll won’t be left disappointed by the musical numbers in teenage romance production, Dreamboats and Petticoats. 

Scottish Ballet Hansel & Gretel

Scottish Ballet Hansel & Gretel

Forget what you know about the traditional Brothers Grimm fairy tale; Christopher Hampson has taken this classic tale and injected it with magic and modern charm, his choreograp… 

One Musical to Rule Them All

One Musical to Rule Them All

An “Original Lord of the Rings Parody” One Musical to Rule them All is full of puns, mocks the bits of Lord of the Rings that we all thought were a bit ridiculous and illogical… 

Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

Returning once again to the Pleasance stage, Mark Watson is not all there. 

Into the Water

Into the Water

Into the Water promises to be a family-friendly show full of dancing and imagination. 

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Sitting into a dark room, crammed with many other eagerly awaiting strangers, Stephen K Amos enters, his booming voice announcing his talk show and diving into some sarcasm-laced m… 

Carl Donnelly: Bad Man Tings

Carl Donnelly: Bad Man Tings

Carl Donnelly has reached peak age, he’s a vegan, he recently took up yoga, and he’s content with his life – I know it doesn’t sound like a good recipe for stand-up but som… 

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

“All the Australians in the room put your hands up,” a splattering of us raise our hands, and little do we realise that Dan Willis will heavily rely on us to make up a good pro… 

Neel Kolhatkar: Neel Before Me

Neel Kolhatkar: Neel Before Me

If you are a millennial/Gen-Y/Gen-X-er you need to see Neel Kolhatkar. 

Cabaret Whore Presents... La Poule Plombée

Cabaret Whore Presents... La Poule Plombée

Bursting with musical variety and talent, razor-sharp lyrics and incredible chemistry, Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston return to this year’s Fringe with Cabaret Whore Pre… 

A Pocketful of Grimms

A Pocketful of Grimms

Do you remember the warmth and magic you felt being told stories before bed as a kid? That elation you feel when you’re totally engrossed in a book? A Pocketful of Grimms brings …