David O'Doherty: whoa is me

David O'Doherty: whoa is me

Here he comes again, trotting on to the stage with all of the misplaced confidence of a waiter with no pad. 

Joanne McNally: Basic Bitch Instinct

Joanne McNally: Basic Bitch Instinct

Joanne McNally; sweetheart, nightmare and Dublin Fringe Best Performer nominee returns to Edinburgh with her new show. 

Judas

Judas

Smokescreen Productions is supporting the work of Amnesty International through its new work, Judas, at Assembly Blue Room. 

Tang and Four Dreams

Tang and Four Dreams

This musical theatre applies a double-structured storyline to interpret contemporary understandings of Tang Xianzu, known as Shakespeare of the East. In the Ming Dynasty part, several important episodes in Tang’s life are selected to accompany his composition of the renowned Four Dreams in Linchuan… 

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

“Is it a stand-up show, is it a rally?” Nish Kumar certainly blurs the boundaries between the two. 

Status

Status

We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us. Status is a Fringe First-winning show about someone who doesn’t want his any more. About running away from the national story you’re given… 

Fake News

Fake News

‘Indubitably good news. 

beep boop

beep boop

Most of you are probably reading this review on a portable device right now. 

Noise Boys

Noise Boys

Noise Boys, playing at the Assembly at George Square, is an exhilarating evening of tap, beatbox and music that you and your entire circle of friends can’t miss. 

Pamela's Palace

Pamela's Palace

Welcome to Pamela’s Palace. 

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in aid of Mind and SAMH

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in aid of Mind and SAMH

We miss Robin Williams. Tonight, five years after his passing, we will celebrate him. And hopefully raise a helluva lot of money for two great mental health charities. Line-up TBC (previous acts included James Acaster, Nina Conti, Ed Gamble, Stu Goldsmith, Sofie Hagen, Nish Kumar, Sam Simmons, Iain Stirling, Trygve Wakenshaw, Felicity Ward and Mark Watson)… 

Susie McCabe: Domestic Disaster

Susie McCabe: Domestic Disaster

Susie McCabe strolls on stage, observing that she’s never felt more like a sex worker since being crushed inside the shipping container that is Assembly’s Blue Room. 

Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

A classic retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy, this piece is brought to us by Guy Masterson, TTI in association with Maverick Theatre Co. 

David O'Doherty: Ultrasound

David O'Doherty: Ultrasound

There’s only one person who could compel people from their homes on a day when the rain is coming down in sheets and thunder crashes less than three Mississippi’s away. 

Tom Lenk Is Trash

Tom Lenk Is Trash

Rarely is a title so apt. 

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

“Nothing makes a woman feel more like a girl than a man who sings like a boy. 

Little Baby Bum

Little Baby Bum

Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their nursery rhyme friends at the world premiere of a brand new live show. An online and digital TV sensation, Little Baby Bum is the world’s largest educational YouTube channel with over 21 million subscribers and 20 billion views… 

Thrones! The Musical Parody

Thrones! The Musical Parody

Returning to the Fringe for another year Thrones! The Musical Parody is exactly what it says on the tin. 

Pals

Pals

Meet the pals – Pete, Andy, Linda and Sue – in a hit new comedy based on the true story of Brummy council estate mates, from the sixties to the noughties. Nostalgia, pop, scouts, besties, bullies, beatings and sex… 

I'll Tell You This for Nothing

I'll Tell You This for Nothing

Irish-born Phyllis was one of only two New Zealand women ever to have been honoured with France’s highest decoration, the Légion d’Honneur, for extreme bravery in WWII. She spoke of bombs screaming overhead, crawling around the hospital tents on their knees, the constant stream of wounded and dying soldiers… 

The Bubble Show

The Bubble Show

Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles! Interactive and suitable for all ages, The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling and bubble art! Actor, storyteller and Guinness World Record winner The Highland Joker is one of the top bubble artists in the world, premiering at Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his international award-winning performance! Join us as we journey together through the realms of Bubbleland! 

James Hancox: 1000 Great Lives

James Hancox: 1000 Great Lives

James returns with his most ambitious show to date – an epic, thought-provoking stage spectacular celebrating the 1000 great lives that shaped history. However, with the cast missing, budget running low and doubts that he can count that many, he might have to think on his feet… 

Mengele

Mengele

1979, a beach in Brazil, a drowning man meets a mysterious woman who cajoles, questions and flatters him into defending the indefensible. Created in support of the Holocaust Educational Trust, Mengele offers a contemporary warning from the past of what happens when the world buys into hatred and bigotry… 

Goose: Ctrl+T

Goose: Ctrl+T

One-man sketch (but good). Co-star of #1 podcast Capital. ‘Brilliant stuff’ **** (Guardian). ‘A distilled version of the most interesting developments in British comedy’ **** (Sunday Times)… 

Kevin the Vampyr and Friends Presents: The Vim and Vigour Variety Hour

Kevin the Vampyr and Friends Presents: The Vim and Vigour Variety Hour

A one-man variety mash-up of story, song and stupidity. An expat antipodean pretending to be a Vampyr called Kevin pretends to be all the friends he always wanted and hasn’t yet had… 

Séayoncé Déjà Voodoo

Séayoncé Déjà Voodoo

The legendary Ghost Whisperer Séayoncé is lubed up to mystic it to you in this dragtastic séance! Enter the depths of the spirit world to see how far Séayoncé will go to get what’s needed… 

Aditi Mittal: Mother of Invention

Aditi Mittal: Mother of Invention

Motherhood: the most celebrated and exploited condition of human existence. Joining an illustrious line of shows by straight white men about their daddy issues, this is a show by a straight brown woman about her mummy issues… 

John Accardo: Method to the Magic

John Accardo: Method to the Magic

You want to know how the tricks work, but this show will reveal how a magician thinks! John Accardo may be one of America’s rising young talents, but he’s been performing for over a decade, all the while creating brilliant, funny and original magic… 

360 Allstars

360 Allstars

The international smash hit returns! A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 Allstars connects street with elite in a supercharged urban circus. Boasting a stellar cast including the two-time world champion BMX flatlander, two world champion breakdancers, an internationally acclaimed basketball freestyler, a world record-holding roue cyr artist, an X Factor-winning vocalist and a multi award-winning drummer, 360 Allstars is a spectacular fusion of street culture that’ll leave you dizzy with excitement! ‘Destined to be a sell-out’ ***** (TheWeeReview… 

Lola and Jo: Escape

Lola and Jo: Escape

Clock’s ticking. We’re all heading for the grave. Don’t panic, character comedians Lola and Jo (‘Bloody brilliant’ **** (Chortle.co.uk)) will find answers to the big questions before time’s up… 

The De Nova Super

The De Nova Super

Physical theatre. If Buster Keaton had made a punk album. In space. Winner of the award for Outstanding New Work at last year’s VAULT Festival. The De Nova Super is floating in space… 

Scummy Mummies

Scummy Mummies

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA. Expect stand-up, sketches, songs and some very scummy stories… 

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Unbelievable Science is an interactive science show for the whole family, where experiments take place right before your eyes! Captivating chemistry! Phenomenal physics! Bonkers biology! Magicians, time-travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona-fide, legitimately qualified scientists and now are bringing their knowledge to the stage! Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills! ‘This is magic at its very best’ **** (EdinburghFestivalsforKids… 

Frank Skinner Live

Frank Skinner Live

The comic legend and 1991 Comedy Award winner returns to Edinburgh, performing 60 minutes of fresh material ahead of the launch of his new tour show Showbiz this autumn. ‘Provocative, remorseless, and very, very funny’ (Times). 

Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, is that a Shark in the Park!? From the creative team behind The Hairy Maclary show – see all three of Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park books live on stage! Featuring all three of the Shark in the Park series – Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day – this fin-tastic, family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on three exciting adventures. 

Zimbabwe Sculptures

Zimbabwe Sculptures

Zimbabwean artists make some of the best stone sculptures in the world. Vhukutiwa Gallery continues to present a range of work from young artists and established names. Inspiration is drawn from natural and spirit life. 

Aunty

Aunty

‘HELLO EVERYONE IT’S YOUR AUNTY HERE. FAMILY BBQ WILL BE AT MINE THIS YEAR. BRING A PLATE BUT I’M ON A DIET SO PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE. BYO BOOZE AND DURRIES. NO SCABS THIS YEAR THANK YOU…