Diane Chorley: Modern Love

Diane Chorley: Modern Love

One of The Guardian’s top five shows of 2021 returns for a limited run! Join The Duchess of Canvey on a hilarious journey of self-discovery as she reclaims her place in the heart… 

Michael Spicer: The Room Next Door

Michael Spicer: The Room Next Door

Join the creator of The Room Next Door in this final run at the Edinburgh Fringe after a successful sell-out tour as he talks about making comedy under the radar and the dangers of… 

menkind LIVE

menkind LIVE

Odd couple Mark Watson (you know, from Taskmaster, and ‘an unstoppably funny superhero’ according to The Times) and Michael Chakraverty (you know, from Bake Off, and a ‘brilliant b… 

Dan Wye Am I Sam Smith

Dan Wye Am I Sam Smith

For centuries philosophers have asked the question, Who am I? But it’s now time to ask, Am I Sam Smith? Through the camp ecstasy of comedy cabaret, Dan Wye, creator of Séayoncé, … 

Concept for a Film

Concept for a Film

‘Extreme close up on a mushroom, glowing softly against the forest floor. 

False Teeth in a Pork Pie: How to Unleash Your Inner Crazy

False Teeth in a Pork Pie: How to Unleash Your Inner Crazy

Mark Borkowski is the doyen of the world’s most controversial artform: the publicity stunt. 

Brown Sauce

Brown Sauce

Brown Sauce is a comedy night with the best South Asian comedians (and other Asian friends) on the circuit. 

Alison Jackson's Celebrity Fake Takes

Alison Jackson's Celebrity Fake Takes

Join Queen of Fake, BAFTA-winning mischief maker Alison Jackson, as she reveals sensational behind-the-scenes celebrity secrets and adventures in guerrilla filmmaking while transfo… 

Simon Evans and His Big Ideas

Simon Evans and His Big Ideas

Does for politics, religion and philosophy what Simon Evans Goes to Market (BBC Radio 4) did for economics – makes it fresh, compelling and funny. 

Wacky Racists Comedy Club

Wacky Racists Comedy Club

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Taskmaster star Sophie Duker is bringing Wacky back for two unmissable festival specials, joined by psychotically talented one-man white-man hous… 

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

Following three culturally deeply unsettling, sell-out smash-hit runs, this bafflingly entertaining late-night comedy extravaganza returns to the Fringe for a fourth hammer blow. 

Party: All-Stars

Party: All-Stars

It’s time to get your head in the game: Bristol’s best trans/non-binary/female comedy night is taking Edinburgh by storm for one night only. 

Temping

Temping

In a basement office somewhere in Illinois, there’s a job waiting for you. 

Clive Anderson's My Seven Wonders

Clive Anderson's My Seven Wonders

Following a completely sold out 2019 Fringe season, the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Talks Back and Loose Ends returns to Edinburgh with a live version of his hit new podcast f… 

Debra Stephenson: The Many Voices of Debra Stephenson

Debra Stephenson: The Many Voices of Debra Stephenson

Take a trip with Debra (Dead Ringers, Spitting Image, The Imitation Game, Bad Girls) as she hurtles through time in a multiverse of musical icons from Billy Holliday to Billie Eili… 

Diane Chorley's Chatting with Chorley: The Podcast

Diane Chorley's Chatting with Chorley: The Podcast

Diane Chorley brings you her chart-topping podcast Chatting with Chorley live from the glamour of her cult 1980s nightclub The Flick. 

Yellow Bird Chase

Yellow Bird Chase

50 minutes. 

Final Baby Girl!

Final Baby Girl!

Get ready for an evening of bombastic bad taste in the killer new show from cult drag superstar Baby Lame. 

Strictly Come Barking

Strictly Come Barking

Fab-u-lous! A new high-energy physical comedy about a lonely old man and a homeless dog who become friends and enter the world of ballroom dancing. 

The Adventures of Bo Peep

The Adventures of Bo Peep

Straight from selling out London venues and her national tour, Bo Peep is bringing her flock to the Edinburgh Fringe! Counting sheep always sends Bo Peep off to sleep by bedtime, b… 

How to Build a Wax Figure

How to Build a Wax Figure

Girl meets anatomical wax sculptor. 

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Returning to Edinburgh following a near sell-out 2016 Assembly season, Alison Skilbeck’s critically acclaimed one-woman show reveals the public and private life of one of the most … 

Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish

Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish

One small step for man, one giant pile of rubbish left behind! Man’s dream to reach the stars leaves the world in ruins and disturbs the sleeping dinosaurs. 

Diane Chorley: Down The Flick

Diane Chorley: Down The Flick

Join cult songstress Diane Chorley, and sidekick Milky, as they bring back their iconic 80s nightclub The Flick, where the dancing doesn’t stop, the band keeps playing and the Ba… 

Jake Cornell and Marcia Belsky: Man and Woman

Jake Cornell and Marcia Belsky: Man and Woman

Sold-out run: Off-Broadway, Asylum NYC (2022). 

Police Cops: The Musical

Police Cops: The Musical

USA, 1985: Rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson joined the force to protect and serve. 

Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened

Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened

Oh wow, the last two years have been awful haven’t they? So what do we do now? Laugh and pretend it’s definitely fine? Or deal with the trauma of multiple lockdowns, emotional shut… 

Stephen Mullan: Ouch!

Stephen Mullan: Ouch!

Stephen Mullan arrives at the Edinburgh Fringe bringing his special brand of goofy energetic comedy to the festival for the first time. 

In the Name of the Son

In the Name of the Son

Powerful story chronicling the extraordinary life of The Guildford Four’s Gerry Conlon following his release from prison. 

Matt Winning: Hot Mess

Matt Winning: Hot Mess

Live show based on the book Hot Mess: What On Earth Can We Do About Climate Change. 

Andy Field: Ideas (,) Man

Andy Field: Ideas (,) Man

Andy’s an ideas man and he’s got ideas, man. 

Shamilton

Shamilton

Comedy supergroup Baby Wants Candy presents improvised hip-hop homage to Hamilton! After sold-out runs in Chicago, NY and LA, Shamilton comes to the Fringe! Join Shamilton as we im… 

Randy Feltface: Alien of Extraordinary Ability

Randy Feltface: Alien of Extraordinary Ability

There’s only one Randy Feltface, which technically makes him a critically endangered species. 

9 Circles

9 Circles

How can a soldier be trained to be a cold-blooded killing machine while clinging on to the threads of humanity? A Dantesque descent into the conundrums, contradictions and hypocris… 

We Should Definitely Have More Dancing

We Should Definitely Have More Dancing

Clara Darcy is fit! She’s also (almost) carefree, (kind of) happily single and joyously dancing through life but, little does she know, her world is about to be turned upside down … 

Sam Taunton: Yoho Diabolo

Sam Taunton: Yoho Diabolo

One of Australia’s best stand-up comedians returns with his new show Yoho Diabolo. 

Christopher Titus: Carrying Monsters

Christopher Titus: Carrying Monsters

The ‘amazingly funny’ (Forbes) Christopher Titus, one of the States’ most prolific and respected comedians, is finally making his Edinburgh debut. 

Jody Kamali: Ironing Board Man

Jody Kamali: Ironing Board Man

Physical comedy meets Hollywood. 

The Golfer

The Golfer

A fast-paced, comic fantasia by two-time Fringe First winner Brian Parks. 

Never Let Go: An Unauthorized Retelling of James Cameron’s Titanic

Never Let Go: An Unauthorized Retelling of James Cameron’s Titanic

Never Let Go is a thrilling, hilarious one-man show the New York Times calls ‘a feat of ingenuity’. 

Danielle Walker: Nostalgia

Danielle Walker: Nostalgia

This show is a scrapbook of memories about my family. 

Taiwan Season: Light of Life

Taiwan Season: Light of Life

The goddess of the sea invites you to a dazzling circus spectacle celebrating the vitality of the Taiwanese as an imaginative oceanic people. 

Crizards: Cowboys

Crizards: Cowboys

The UK’s lowest energy double act explore the Wild West. 

Grubby Little Mitts

Grubby Little Mitts

An uncomfortable stare; a shriek heard in the background of a dream; the noise a sloth makes when receiving divorce papers. 

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

With sell-out seasons and five-star reviews in the UK and throughout Australia, the Allstars bring huge belly laughs from the heart of the wide brown land. 

Nikki Britton: One Small Step

Nikki Britton: One Small Step

‘Few comics reduce their audience to the constant waves of laughter for the full hour like Britton does’ (Chortle. 

She/Her

She/Her

Brian Cox presents She/Her, a multimedia performance of a diverse group of women speaking their truth. 

Adults Only Magic Show

Adults Only Magic Show

Winner of Best Magic Show and Adelaide Fringe Weeklies. 

Baby Wants Candy

Baby Wants Candy

Total Edinburgh Fringe sell-out 2015-2019. 

Susie McCabe: Born Believer

Susie McCabe: Born Believer

The fastest-selling act at Glasgow International Comedy Festival three years running is back with a brand-new show! In her 40th year, Susie has decided to leave cynicism behind to … 

Emmy Blotnick: The 30 Fragrances of Jennifer Lopez: A Show About Death, Betrayal and Financial Ruin

Emmy Blotnick: The 30 Fragrances of Jennifer Lopez: A Show About Death, Betrayal and Financial Ruin

The American stand-up, TV writer and “neurotic Jewish millennial” returns following her acclaimed 2019 debut. 

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. 

Neil Delamere: Liminal

Neil Delamere: Liminal

Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and The News Quiz, Neil Delamere returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show. 

Yellow Bird Chase

Yellow Bird Chase

A clownish maintenance crew finds a magical bird and the mad chase begins. 

Susie McCabe: Born Believer

Susie McCabe: Born Believer

The fastest-selling act at Glasgow International Comedy Festival three-years running is back with a brand-new show! In her 40th year, Susie has decided to leave cynicism behind to … 

Shappi Khorsandi: My Inner Stormzy

Shappi Khorsandi: My Inner Stormzy

Why shouldn’t a middle-aged, middle-class, middle-eastern single mother of two relate to Stormzy, the King of Grime? In this new show, Shappi connects with her truth, her ‘Inner St… 

Convenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman

Irasshaimasé! Welcome to the store! Meet Keiko. 

The Adventures of Sleepyhead

The Adventures of Sleepyhead

She’s the dreamer of dreams. 

Chris Kent: Christy Doesn't Live Here

Chris Kent: Christy Doesn't Live Here

Cork comedian Chris Kent is back with more kids, stories and a keep cup to compensate for his guilt about overpopulation. 

Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour

Are you sitting comfortably kids? It’s time for Drag Queen Story Hour – an interactive storytime like no other! Join in on the interactive fun with sing songs, stories and lots a… 

Police Cops: Badass Be Thy Name

Police Cops: Badass Be Thy Name

The sell-out smash-hit show returns! Following acclaimed runs in London, New York, LA and San Francisco, multi-award-winning Police Cops are back with their new and improved 90s in… 

Legs

Legs

If at any point you have used your legs, thought about legs or if you know someone with legs, then this is the show for you. 

Simon Evans: The Work of The Devil

Simon Evans: The Work of The Devil

Last year’s show, Dressing for Dinner, earned Evans some of the most ecstatic reviews of his career including an unbeaten 4. 

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Fresh from sell-out performances in London and Los Angeles, two of the co-creators of Fringe sell-out smash-hit Thrones! The Musical bring you a Harry Potter parody musical that is… 

Funny Women Awards 2019 – Semi-Final

Funny Women Awards 2019 – Semi-Final

The semi-final of the 2019 Funny Women Awards. 

Rob Auton: The Time Show

Rob Auton: The Time Show

The Time Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about time. 

Sleeping Trees: Christmas Special... in August

Sleeping Trees: Christmas Special... in August

Fringe favourites the Sleeping Trees are doing Christmas in Edinburgh! Offering their surreal take on the most Christmassy story of all time; The Nativity. 

Josh Widdicombe: Work in Progress

Josh Widdicombe: Work in Progress

Ahead of his nationwide tour, Josh returns to Edinburgh for a strictly limited run of work-in-progress shows. 

WiFi Wars' Video Game Takeover!

WiFi Wars' Video Game Takeover!

Fresh from his 2019 Best New Show nomination at Leicester Comedy Festival, Steve McNeil (team captain/creator, Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit) hosts a whole week of different shows, ably… 

The Believers Are but Brothers

The Believers Are but Brothers

From the postcolonial Middle East, to the EU and USA, old orders are collapsing. 

The Fishermen

The Fishermen

In a small Nigerian town Ben, Obembe and their two older brothers slip away to fish at a forbidden river. 

Scottee: Fat Blokes

Scottee: Fat Blokes

Fat Blokes is a sort of dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public – made by artist and forward-facing fatso, Scottee. 

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Dating again after a complex break-up, Jessie is trying to get her personal life in order – before her kids wake up. 

West End Producer – Free Willy

West End Producer – Free Willy

Join West End Producer as he auditions special guests for his Free Willy musical. 

Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman

Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman

Best known as the co-creator and co-star of hit podcast 2 Dope Queens, interviewing the likes of Jon Stewart, Tig Nataro and Michelle Obama to name just a few. 

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big in This?

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big in This?

The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down. 

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

Following a surprising (and culturally deeply unsettling) smash-hit, sell-out run at last year’s Fringe, this mind-bogglingly awful, disquietingly successful idea for a late-night … 

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

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

Post-Mortem

Post-Mortem

Nancy and Alex fell in love when they were teenagers. 

Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I

Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I

The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Loose Ends and Talks Back makes his much-anticipated return to the Edinburgh Fringe stage with a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Sha… 

Russell Howard: Work in Progress

Russell Howard: Work in Progress

Russell performs his work-in-progress show testing new material. 

Devil of Choice

Devil of Choice

Framed around the personification of Goethe’s Faust, a sinister figure adorned in black strides purposefully on stage to proclaim that to strive is divine, because movement is li… 

Diane Chorley: Down the Flick

Diane Chorley: Down the Flick

Join Diane as she recuts the red ribbon on her iconic 80s nightclub The Flick. 

The Shark is Broken

The Shark is Broken

Part insider look at the making of the film Jaws and part musings on what constitutes an artist, The Shark is Broken, written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon and directed by Guy Maste… 

Guys, Dolls and Pies

Guys, Dolls and Pies

Damon Runyon’s brilliant Broadway Stories became Guys and Dolls. 

Police Cops: Police Cops in Space

Police Cops: Police Cops in Space

Hot off the back of total sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Soho Theatre, multi award-winning Police Cops return with their sci-fi comedy blockbuster. 

Diane Chorley: Modern Love

Diane Chorley: Modern Love

The Duchess of Canvey returns with a new show and new songs! Join her on a hilarious journey of self-discovery as she reclaims her place in the heart of a divided Britain. 

Shaving the Dead

Shaving the Dead

Shaving the Dead starts with two undertakers waiting at a coffin. 

30 Minute Musicals Roulette

30 Minute Musicals Roulette

Your favourite movies – musicalised! And you choose! Top Gun, Die Hard or Jurassic Park from the critically acclaimed Los Angeles comedy company, 30 Minute Musicals. 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: It's Hard to Be Deep

Hardeep Singh Kohli: It's Hard to Be Deep

Identity politics. 

Police Cops – Badass Be Thy Name

Police Cops – Badass Be Thy Name

Gird your loins and suspend any disbelief for the weirdest, rip-roaring adventure you’ll ever experience. 

Camino de Sangjaru

Camino de Sangjaru

The traditional band Korean Gipsy Sangjaru set out to create ingenious world music based on the Korean traditional culture and arts. 

Sam Taunton: It's Nice, It's Modern

Sam Taunton: It's Nice, It's Modern

Winner: Pinder Prize, 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Nath Valvo: I'm Happy for You

Nath Valvo: I'm Happy for You

Nath Valvo can really get a room worked up. 

Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes

Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes

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

Doodle Pop

Doodle Pop

Welcome to the eye-popping drawing adventure presented on a magical whiteboard. 

Chris Parker: Camp Binch

Chris Parker: Camp Binch

"I could be one of the Boys," New Zealander Chris Parker sings ecstatically at the start of Camp Binch, wearing a shirt and leggings echoing Elaine Stritch's iconic o… 

The Stevenson Experience: Takes One to Know One

The Stevenson Experience: Takes One to Know One

As seen on ABC, The Comedy Channel and Channel 11 which featured their one hour comedy special. 

Super Hugh-Man

Super Hugh-Man

A Maori boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero. 

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn’t talk to girls. 

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. 

Anuvab Pal: Democracy and Disco Dancing

Anuvab Pal: Democracy and Disco Dancing

Anuvab Pal is trying to understand a thousand years of this bewildering British Isle through his Indian lens, deploying respectable tools he’s mastered like corruption, deceit and … 

Joanne McNally: The Prosecco Express

Joanne McNally: The Prosecco Express

Ireland’s comedy sweetheart (self-titled) and Dublin Fringe Best Performer nominee is returning to Edinburgh on The Prosecco Express, fresh from her sell-out Irish tour and Soho … 

Sarah Jane Morris: Sweet Little Mystery

Sarah Jane Morris: Sweet Little Mystery

Sarah Jane Morris with her unique and powerful voice celebrates John Martyn illuminating his life and art in her new show Sweet Little Mystery. 

Josh Berry: Who Does He Think He Is?

Josh Berry: Who Does He Think He Is?

Josh has appeared on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, The Tracey Ullman Show, BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers and 4Extra’s Newsjack. 

Cally Beaton: Invisible

Cally Beaton: Invisible

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

Simon Evans: Dressing for Dinner

Simon Evans: Dressing for Dinner

Observing the little traditional conventions in life – one pink sock for Michaelmas day, keeping toenail clippings in a separate jar from fingernails, cream first, then jam, then… 

My Father the Tantric Masseur

My Father the Tantric Masseur

A reserved English father turned Tantric Masseur. 

John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!

John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!

Hopefully, you know the kind of show you’re in for, with a deliciously meaningless title like this, and crafted surrealism is exactly what is in store. 

Jena Friedman: Miscarriage of Justice

Jena Friedman: Miscarriage of Justice

Jena Friedman is scared shitless and wants to feel less alone. 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy has become almost as much a staple of the Fringe as being slapped in the face with flyers on the Royal Mile. 

Guy Montgomery: I Was Part of the Problem Before We Were Talking About It

Guy Montgomery: I Was Part of the Problem Before We Were Talking About It

Best Male Comedian winner, New Zealand Comedy Guild awards 2017. 

Svetlana

Svetlana

‘The War oan Terror? Whit’s it f*cking like?!’ The world needs a new kind of warrior – a woman, a Russian, a wee Glesca hairy. 

Fake News

Fake News

‘Indubitably good news. 

Divet Show: The Greatest Divas

Divet Show: The Greatest Divas

Divet Show will bring glitter, glamour, fun and over 30 world-class stars like Adele, Whitney, Celine, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Freddie Mercury, Cher. 

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. 

Brendan Galileo for Europe

Brendan Galileo for Europe

Brendan Galileo is determined to make his mark on Irish political life and save the local school of music from being converted into apartments for racehorses, by joining the ranks … 

Sleeping Trees: Silly Funny Boys

Sleeping Trees: Silly Funny Boys

Sleeping Trees are silly, funny boys. 

Girl Scouts vs Aliens

Girl Scouts vs Aliens

If there was an alien invasion of planet earth who would you want to represent the human race? Politicians, David Attenborough, The cast and crew of Stranger Things? What about a g… 

Something About Simon

Something About Simon

Paul Simon is a name that has cemented itself into the Hearts and Bones of audiences all over the world. 

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

There are two sides to every story. 

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. 

Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball

Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball

In his debut show, character comedian Raphael Wakefield charts the rise and fall of his idol, Arsène Wenger, and asks what it means to become successful. 

The Gray Cat and the Flounder

The Gray Cat and the Flounder

One bright and sunny day, a fish jumps out of a river, and promptly meets a fellow animal with whom he will share the next 46 years of his life. 

Plumbing the Death Star Live

Plumbing the Death Star Live

Sanspants Radio present Plumbing the Death Star Live. 

We Need To Talk About

We Need To Talk About

Award-winning Jolyon Rubinstein’s hit satirical podcast is leaving the comfort of the Spotify studio and traveling to Edinburgh for three exclusive recordings. 

Camilla Cleese and Steve Hofstetter: Produced by John Cleese

Camilla Cleese and Steve Hofstetter: Produced by John Cleese

A stand-up comedy show featuring two outstanding comedians; one has over 100 million YouTube views, the other has a famous dad. 

Police Cops

Police Cops

Official sell-out show 2016. 

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Olivier Award-winning Guy Masterson, (Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm, Shylock), now brings Dickens’ festive fable to vivid life. 

John Hegley: New and Selected

John Hegley: New and Selected

He came to our home with my Grandmother. 

Drugstore Culture: Live

Drugstore Culture: Live

A new weekly event bringing together some of the Fringe’s most exciting artists for a mix of chat, comedy and performance. 

Ukulele Death Squad

Ukulele Death Squad

The world’s most dangerous ukulele group is back in 2018. 

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

Joanne Hartstone’s one-woman show is a brilliant send up to classic Golden Age Hollywood that keeps the glitz and glamour of the period whilst showing the grimy and exploitative … 

Free and Proud

Free and Proud

Perhaps it is because of the multi-show venue, or just the financial realities of bringing any production to the Edinburgh Fringe nowadays, but Peter Darney’s production of Charl… 

You Only Live Forever

You Only Live Forever

Two lovers. 

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. 

Gypsy Queen

Gypsy Queen

Hope Theatre Company bring us this brutal and beautiful production exploring sexuality through the lens of two boxers. 

I'll Have What She's Having

I'll Have What She's Having

Millennial anxieties are unpacked and explored in devised comedy I’ll Have What She’s Having. 

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds

New Zealand’s favourite showband return to the Fringe with the world premiere of a new work. 

That Daring Australian Girl

That Daring Australian Girl

The women of England demand the vote! The remarkable true story of Muriel Matters: the South-Australian actress and elocutionist who became a leading figure of the UK’s suffragette… 

Zoo

Zoo

Zoo is a play which touches upon awkward social contracts between people, and the total indifference of the natural world. 

Rotating Roster of Erudite Amusements and Motley Delights

Rotating Roster of Erudite Amusements and Motley Delights

Devilish diversions and Arcadian amusements to while away the wee hours with the best of the festival. Expect puppetry, mime, clown, variety, comedy, music and hilarity. 

About Lady White Fox With Nine Tales...

About Lady White Fox With Nine Tales...

What if Lady Macbeth was the reincarnation of the mysterious White Fox? YVUA Arts present their award-winning About Lady White Fox with the Nine Tales. 

The House

The House

A blissfully domestic sitting room in a nameless American suburb is the setting for Brian Parks’ riotous comedy The House. 

Wrenne: I Said Yes to Everything

Wrenne: I Said Yes to Everything

Enthralling one-woman musical narrative. 

The Marilyn Conspiracy

The Marilyn Conspiracy

August 5, 1962. 

One-Man Pride and Prejudice

One-Man Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an actor in possession of a woman’s story must be in want of a wife – to help him adapt it. 

The Oxford Revue: Wasted

The Oxford Revue: Wasted

The Revue return to the Fringe following an international tour with an hour of high-octane sketch and musical comedy – with an absurdist and political bent – from the best and … 

One-Man Stranger Things

One-Man Stranger Things

Charles ‘One-Man Star Wars’ Ross and Canadian Fringe legend, TJ Dawe, parody the Netflix smash series, Stranger Things. 

Simon Evans: Genius 2.0

Simon Evans: Genius 2.0

Last year, Simon Evans earned rave reviews for Genius, his howl of despair at our declining national appetite for intelligent conversation, let alone public figures of exceptional … 

Hamilton (Lewis)

Hamilton (Lewis)

Hamilton (Lewis) is the epic story of a self-starter who worked a lot harder, by being a lot faster, born and raised in Stevenage, the most successful British F1 driver in the hist… 

Vulvarine: A New Musical

Vulvarine: A New Musical

From the creators of the sell-out hit Buzz: A New Musical. 

Kate Berlant: Communikate

Kate Berlant: Communikate

A master of audience coersion, Kate Berlant mines her best material from audience response rather than her own resources. 

Police Cops in Space

Police Cops in Space

It's obvious from the loud, excited audience in Assembly Studio 3 that London-based comedy theatre trio The Pretend Men – Nathan Parkinson, Zachary Hunt and Tom Rose – have… 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Total sell-out 2015, 2016 and 2017! One of the best-known, longest-running and most celebrated improv shows in the world. 

Demi Lardner: I Love Skeleton

Demi Lardner: I Love Skeleton

Demi Lardner feels the need, at one point in their most recent show, to unveil a banner listing their previous accomplishments and awards they have won. 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia

Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia

As the lights go down, the audience are met with a film playing on a screen, with a voiceover asking various people of diverse identities what utopia means to them. 

Sleeping Trees: World Tour

Sleeping Trees: World Tour

Sleeping Trees have been travelling around the world! They've been scuba-diving at the Great Barrier Reef, trekking the ancient Inca trails of Peru and gone dogging in Blackpool. 

Joanne McNally: Wine Tamer

Joanne McNally: Wine Tamer

Star and writer of Sky TV’s Baby Hater and Ireland’s brightest new comic, Joanne McNally returns to Edinburgh after her sell-out debut Bite Me last year, with her hysterical and wh… 

Andrew Lawrence: Clean

Andrew Lawrence: Clean

UK stand-up’s foremost contrarian takes a break from all the controversy in this new show. 

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen at Hogwarts. 

Timmy

Timmy

Tim is acting strangely. 

Dominoes

Dominoes

Layla McKinnon is days away from saying ‘I do’ to Andy McKinnon. 

Fascinating Aïda's Adèle Anderson

Fascinating Aïda's Adèle Anderson

The legendary Ms Anderson brings you her seriously comical cabaret. 

Chris Kent: Looking Up

Chris Kent: Looking Up

Cork comedian Chris Kent returns with his sixth solo show, Looking Up. 

Terry Alderton: The Musical

Terry Alderton: The Musical

It’s the musical they said would never happen! After last year’s award-winning show, he’s back with stories from his life set to music. 

Where the Hell is Bernard?

Where the Hell is Bernard?

Dystopia is a tricky subject matter to get right in a world obsessed with its own destruction as our current one. 

Sophie, Ben and Other Problems

Sophie, Ben and Other Problems

The After School Club join Irish playwright Conor Burke to present their debut production. 

The Stevenson Experience: Spot the Difference

The Stevenson Experience: Spot the Difference

As seen on the Comedy Channel. 

The Man Presents: Women

The Man Presents: Women

What happens to the women that men can’t write? In this showcase of strong female characters, a group of Cambridge’s finest lady and non-binary comics will endeavour to find out. 

Witt 'n Camp: Swag

Witt 'n Camp: Swag

You’ve never seen comedy like this before. 

Russell Howard – Work in Progress

Russell Howard – Work in Progress

Russell Howard returns to Edinburgh for two weeks only. New ideas, New routines, Anything could happen! It’s gonna be great, and it’s only a fiver. Who’s in? 

The Swell Mob

The Swell Mob

The year is sometime in the 1800s, it seems, or else 2018. 

Goose: The Game Show

Goose: The Game Show

Brand new, late-night game show from the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Goose. 

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

This isn’t a comedy show, it’s raw storytelling. 

Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

After an eventful year off (got a new laptop, etc), the boy’s back in town with resolutions galore but less courage in his convictions than ever. 

The Alleycats: Mixed Felines

The Alleycats: Mixed Felines

The Alleycats, Scottish A Cappella Champions 2017, return to the Fringe for the eighth consecutive year! The Cats are back, but something is amiss. 

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Shappi presents England’s unsung heroine. 

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Winner: 2017 Best Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Jane Doe

Jane Doe

Nobody wants to be lectured. 

Lamentations

Lamentations

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

Gazing at a Distant Star

Gazing at a Distant Star

Gazing at a Distant Star follows three lives individually dealing with their own losses. 

Glitter Punch

Glitter Punch

Some Riot theatre’s new play is a rollercoaster of love, loss and the passion and pain of being young that hooks you from the first word, makes you fall in love with it then breaks… 

Modern Maori Quartet: That's Us!

Modern Maori Quartet: That's Us!

Modern Maori Quartet are a good-looking, suave, contemporary Maori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks, Maori Volcanics Showband, Dalvanius and the Fascinations,… 

Enterprise

Enterprise

Americana Ad Absurdum Productions certainly lives up to its name by combining America’s most-loved export, free-market capitalism, with some surreal and absurdist humour. 

Shame

Shame

Glasgow theatre company Tidy Carnage explore the modern phenomenon of internet shaming by fusing theatre and film through Shame, written and performed by Belle Jones. 

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Shappi Khorsandi returns to the Fringe for 2017 with her new show Mistress & Misfit, a touching hour of comedy that weaves narratives from her own life and the story of Emma, Lady … 

The Power Behind the Crone

The Power Behind the Crone

Alison Skilbeck’s serio-comic celebration of Shakespeare’s older women, directed by Tim Hardy. 

Blank Tiles

Blank Tiles

It might seem all-too-witty for a SCRABBLE World Champion, when asked by the media for “a few words” on his victory, to admit ‘I don’t really know any’. 

Mary Go Nowhere

Mary Go Nowhere

Mary is on the edge of a breakdown trying to keep her foul-mouthed three-year-old in preschool. 

Ivan Brackenbury's 10 Year Anniversary Party with Tom Binns, Ian D Montfort and Friends

Ivan Brackenbury's 10 Year Anniversary Party with Tom Binns, Ian D Montfort and Friends

One year late, because he got the maths wrong, Ivan celebrates 11 years actually on the Fringe with guest appearances from other creations of Tom Binns, who have recently featured … 

Tobacco

Tobacco

If you are looking for a show that demonstrates exceptional acting and physical theatre skills Tobacco is where you will find it. 

The Inconvenience of Wings

The Inconvenience of Wings

For anyone who has suffered mental illness themselves, or has lived with someone who is afflicted, this piece will cut close to the bone. 

Woolly: The Morose Merino

Woolly: The Morose Merino

Sarcastic, satirical and hilariously self-deprecating, Woolly is a sheep with serious issues! Nominated for the Best Comedy Award of Melbourne Fringe 2016, Woolly is the tale of ho… 

Karoo Moose – No Fathers

Karoo Moose – No Fathers

Winner of 15 top South African theatre awards, Lara Foot’s story of pain, redemption and hope combines traditional African storytelling and magical realism. 

The Oxford Revue

The Oxford Revue

Join the critically acclaimed Oxford Revue as it returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for its 53rd year. 

Chris Kent: Moving on

Chris Kent: Moving on

Returning with his charming and surreal style and a new perspective on life, Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his fifth solo show, Moving on. 

Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical

Warning: Spoilers, swearing and a hilarious combination of incest and sex jokes. 

Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright?

Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright?

Recently I have become a bit disappointed after seeing a few household name comedians as I feel that some of them have become a little out of touch with their audiences in the mate… 

Dan Antopolski: Return of the Dan Antopolski

Dan Antopolski: Return of the Dan Antopolski

Last seen in 2013, the prodigal triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee returns ‘as inventive as ever’ (Guardian) with his eighth stand-up hour about change, pain, honour and gain. 

Simon Evans: Genius

Simon Evans: Genius

I have never seen anyone manage to create humour from pessimism and snobbery as well as Simon Evans does and oh my, we were in for quite a helping of it in this hour long show. 

Nazeem Hussain – Hussain In The Membrane

Nazeem Hussain – Hussain In The Membrane

Nazeem’s boundary-pushing comedy, explores his love/not-so-love relationship with a planet fraught with mistrust. 

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

One is good with his fingers, the other is good with his mouth. 

Joe's NYC Bar

Joe's NYC Bar

Immersive Joe’s NYC Bar returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with two shows a day at Assembly Underground. 

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Winner: 2017 Best Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: Ian Talk Three

Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: Ian Talk Three

Ian D Monfort communicates with many famous figures who have passed to the other side. 

Urzila Carlson – First Edition

Urzila Carlson – First Edition

South African-born, New Zealand-based award-winning Urzila Carlson’s natural, straight up style has audiences eating out of her hand the moment she takes the stage. 

Velocity: Rising

Velocity: Rising

Velocity: Rising is the next generation in Irish tap. 

Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual Male

Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual Male

Clad in brown flairs and turquoise patterned shirt, Mike Bubbins is instantly a performer who stands out. 

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

In 1986, the Kendall family stood in their back-garden, staring at the Australian sky and hoping to catch a glimpse of Halley’s comet. 

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Consciousness

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Consciousness

Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman has explored several of the world’s biggest talking points – from evolution to climate change – and now he’s back for more. 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Alternative, Fact

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Alternative, Fact

Hardeep Singh Kohli is a Fringe favourite and you can tell immediately by his stage presence that he is relaxed with the audience. 

Nath Valvo – Not In This House

Nath Valvo – Not In This House

The last stand in not-growing-up, Nath Valvo is holding the frontline for all those amongst us who are done shelling out for their brother’s baby monitor, done giving up every we… 

Ron White – Live in Scotchland

Ron White – Live in Scotchland

If you’ve ever seen Ron White before, you already know what to expect. 

The Two Mikes

The Two Mikes

Gargantuan tales of old Fleet Street adventures chasing celebrities, politicians and assorted crooks from TalkSPORT’s odd couple, Parry and Graham. 

Nazeem Hussain – Legally Brown

Nazeem Hussain – Legally Brown

With sell-out tours across Australia, NZ and London, Nazeem makes his Fringe solo debut with incisive political, cultural observations about modern life. 

Global Pillage

Global Pillage

Global Pillage, hosted by BBC Radio 4’s Deborah Frances-White. 

Travesty

Travesty

The debut play by double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Liam Williams. 

Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris

Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album Compared to What. 

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

The shape-shifting comedy double act return with their live, comic existential meltdown that takes place as two comedians attempt to stage an epic, historical, romance novel in und… 

Ongals Babbling Comedy

Ongals Babbling Comedy

With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off, even if you don’t know why. 

Movin' Melvin Brown Presents Me and Otis

Movin' Melvin Brown Presents Me and Otis

Multi award-winning entertainer with sold out performances, presents a sensational UK premiere. 

Ross Leadbeater's Great British Songbook

Ross Leadbeater's Great British Songbook

Ross Leadbeater is an alumnus of the all-male Welsh choir Only Men Aloud!, who won the 2008 television show Last Choir Standing. 

Save + Quit

Save + Quit

A production without any set or props is a risky move. 

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Returning Fringe classic White Rabbit Red Rabbit is Nassim Soleimanpour’s experimental monologue, in which the relationship between actor, writer, audience and text is … 

Oh Hello!

Oh Hello!

“Charles Hawtrey 1914 -1988 – Film, Theatre, Radio and Television Actor Lived Here. 

Verge of Strife

Verge of Strife

Emerging in a Grecian breastplate of gold, to a poetic backdrop of Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est the stage is seemingly set for the presentation of a man whose view of hims… 

Tom Binns: Summertime Special 2016 With Ivan Brackenbury and Ian D Montfort

Tom Binns: Summertime Special 2016 With Ivan Brackenbury and Ian D Montfort

Star of the critically acclaimed BBC One TV show Hospital People is back with an updated version of his sell-out five-star one-man variety show Club Sets. 

Singsing Bathtub and Fernando, the Space Elephant

Singsing Bathtub and Fernando, the Space Elephant

A surprise invitation for all adventure seekers! Let’s follow this whimsical crew for the ultimate experience of space. 

Exposing Edith

Exposing Edith

Direct from sell-out seasons at 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Auckland International Cabaret Festival, and winner of Best Cabaret at Adelaide Fringe 2016, this critically accl… 

Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton

Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton

In the latest theatrical offering of a Jane Austen themed adaptation, this piece, which is billed as a new musical by Penny Ashton, interweaves thirty-three direct passages from Au… 

Just Let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair... or Who Is Tahirih?

Just Let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair... or Who Is Tahirih?

Experience the shocking, beautiful true story of Tahirih, a Persian poetess and the first female suffrage martyr. 

Taiwan Season: Solo Date

Taiwan Season: Solo Date

Looking like a cyberpunk priest, Tsai Pao-Chang’s hero is swamped in technology — AI, encrypted files and dating sites. 

The Alleycats: Gap Year!

The Alleycats: Gap Year!

This contemporary a cappella group returns with a musical this year about stories of gap year. 

F*cking Men

F*cking Men

What to expect from a show called F*cking Men? Yes, it is ostensibly about sex, specifically gay sex, and as you’d expect it’s ripe for memorable one-liners like “I’m not g… 

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael is the kind of production I come to Fringe to see: a very specific, niche show, seemingly outside of my interests, that is found to be a surprisingly charming hou… 

The Nine Lives of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Nine Lives of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a French pilot, poet and writer, who is best known as the author of children’s classic The Little Prince. 

Get Your Own Back: Live!

Get Your Own Back: Live!

90s-kid’s television hero Dave Benson Phillips brings back his hit children’s game-show Get Your Own Back, but there’s a twist. 

One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy

One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy

Between Episode IV and V of Charles Ross’s One Man Star Wars Trilogy, the writer/performer spent some time polling the audience. 

Tom Ballard – The World Keeps Happening

Tom Ballard – The World Keeps Happening

It can probably be agreed that there’s a lot to be unhappy about in the world at the moment. 

Susie Youssef – Check Youssef Before You Wreck Youssef

Susie Youssef – Check Youssef Before You Wreck Youssef

Don’t miss Susie Youssef as she weaves stories, characters, sketches and occasional dance breaks into an hour of comedy about her big family, her medium-size anxiety problem and th… 

Sarah Kendall: Shaken

Sarah Kendall: Shaken

Sarah Kendall’s stand-up routine has a different format to most: it’s all centred around a single tale, and it’s in the hands of someone who really knows their way around sto… 

Britney

Britney

Witty, lively and often heartwarming, Britney is a hilarious and hugely watchable production. 

Travesty

Travesty

It’s a bowl of sugar mixed with grit. 

24 Hours With Mary Lynn Rajskub

24 Hours With Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn (Chloe from 24) gets knocked up by a hunky stranger, becomes the good wife and mother, blows all her cash, and takes an ex-girlfriend’s advice to invest in miniature ho… 

Nick Cody: Come Get Some!

Nick Cody: Come Get Some!

Come Get Some! is a rather energetic title, as titles go, but its excitement about Nick Cody is absolutely justified. 

Chris Dugdale – Full Circle

Chris Dugdale – Full Circle

You decide the ending. 

Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: How to Touch Dead People

Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: How to Touch Dead People

Part TED talk, part psychic extravaganza, Tom Binns’ extrasensory expert Ian D Montfort is back at the festival and he’s determined to convince the sceptics the dead are among … 

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

In your Face Theatre in conjunction with the King’s Head Theatre return to the Fringe with their highly acclaimed and incredibly visceral adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s cult novel … 

Simon Evans: In the Money

Simon Evans: In the Money

The show that guarantees the biggest laughs of the festival and your money back! BBC Radio Four favourite, Evans, has been immersing himself in economics for a couple of years, lik… 

Nazeem Hussain – Legally Brown

Nazeem Hussain – Legally Brown

Standup is often at its best when it is possible to discern a great deal of the performer in their material. 

Russell Howard and Steve Williams Work in Progress

Russell Howard and Steve Williams Work in Progress

Russell Howard and Steve Williams return to Edinburgh to tit about for half an hour each. 

The Oxford Revue: Hello You

The Oxford Revue: Hello You

This is a disappointing show, mainly because the Oxford Revue don’t have that many funny sketches to perform. 

Jamie MacDonald: High Vis

Jamie MacDonald: High Vis

Jamie MacDonald comes from a tradition of endearingly grumpy comics, ranting affably about all of life’s niggles, from racist taxi drivers to obnoxious ramblers. 

Andrew Ryan: Ruined

Andrew Ryan: Ruined

After a sell out 2015, Andrew Ryan returns to the Fringe with his all-new show, Ruined. 

Sarah Kendall: A Day in October

Sarah Kendall: A Day in October

Having won the Comics’ Choice Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, multi award-winning comedian Sarah Kendall is back with a hilarious new hour of storytelling. 

The Wow Wow Show! with Dan Clark

The Wow Wow Show! with Dan Clark

Star of BBC3’s cult hit sitcom How Not To Live Your Life, Dan Clark, presents The Wow Wow Show! A very British take on the American late night talk show such as Letterman and Fallo… 

Patrick Kielty: Help

Patrick Kielty: Help

Television personality, Patrick Kielty, attempts to revive his stand up career in what is billed as a fresh hour of comedy. 

Antonio Forcione and Adriano Adewale

Antonio Forcione and Adriano Adewale

Award-winning guitar virtuoso Antonio Forcione joins dynamic Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale to form a breathtaking duo which masterfully blends soul-jazz and Brazilian gui… 

Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show Live!

Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show Live!

After a sell-out run in 2014 Josh and Producer Neil return with their award-winning XFM Podcast . 

Peter York: How to Become a Nicer Type of Person

Peter York: How to Become a Nicer Type of Person

In which Peter York, co-inventor of the Sloane Ranger, author of Authenticity is a Con and recovering style guru, introduces his dark, edgy and deeply subversive idea of niceness. 

Pajama Men: Pterodactyl Nights

Pajama Men: Pterodactyl Nights

Drawing on their huge catalogue of classic bits, always introducing new material and lacing it all together with bizarre improvised tangents, the Pajama Men create an anarchic nigh… 

Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?

Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?

Critically acclaimed star of BBC1’s Have I Got News For You and BBC Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, Steel makes his glorious return to Edinburgh after 19 years away from the Fringe… 

An Audience With Jimmy Savile

An Audience With Jimmy Savile

As a career move, dying was the savviest option for Jimmy Savile. 

Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over

Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over

Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 and Over is a collection of original fairy tales with morals and lessons for adults (ie. 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Just arrived? Then here’s the showcase just for you. 

Voices in Your Head

Voices in Your Head

Voices returns, pitting the festival’s best comedy performers against a disembodied Voice who will interrogate and inspire, creating spontaneous comedy mayhem. 

Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton

Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton

One woman, one show, one hour ten minutes and the entire works of Jane Austen to affectionately satirise: New Zealand comedian Penny Ashton’s Promise and Promiscuity is no mean f… 

Pramkicker

Pramkicker

Meet Pramkicker. 

The Alleycats: A Cappella 2.0

The Alleycats: A Cappella 2.0

The Alleycats make a triumphant return to invite you on an audiovisual journey through the technological era. 

Marriage

Marriage

Adapted from Nikolai Gogol’s original play by Tom Parry – one third of Fringe favourites Pappy’s – Marriage stars the cream of Edinburgh’s crop: Ben Clark (also of Pappy’s), Ad… 

Kafka's Ape

Kafka's Ape

Franz Kafka’s short story A Report to an Academy takes the form of an informative lecture given by an ape called Red Peter. 

Moby Alpha

Moby Alpha

Seattle comedy duo Charles (Chuck Armstrong and Charlie Stockman) present an imaginative, original and witty comedy, using physical theatre, sharp word play, and absurdism to launc… 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Of the two offerings of Julius Caesar that the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School are offering this year, this review concerns the all-male version: a show brimming with great ideas ye… 

Little Thing, Big Thing

Little Thing, Big Thing

A nun and an ex-con find themselves on the run across Ireland, carrying two film rolls, identical in appearance but with very different sets of pictures on them. 

Two Sore Legs

Two Sore Legs

Two Sore Legs is an affecting testament to the fierceness of a mother’s love and the determination of one woman in the face of oppressive societal expectations. 

LOTTO: Karma of the Alchemist

LOTTO: Karma of the Alchemist

While buying a lottery ticket, an overworked office worker meets a host of Wizard of Oz-esque characters. 

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

‘Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable. 

Hannah and Hanna

Hannah and Hanna

With current situation in Calais, the rise of UKIP, depressing rhetoric used by politicians to describe migrants, this play could not be staged at a more fitting time. 

RAZ by Jim Cartwright

RAZ by Jim Cartwright

It’s a deceptively simple bag of ingredients that Jim Cartwright lists in the script for his new play Raz, which has had its premiere at this year’s Festival Fringe. 

Umrao – The Noble Courtesan

Umrao – The Noble Courtesan

Mirza Hadi Ruswa’s 1899 classic novel, Umrao Jaan Ada, is brought to life in a new English language adaptation with live music. 

Leodo: The Paradise

Leodo: The Paradise

Magical Korean performance combining powerful drums with healing dances. 

Bobalong

Bobalong

Amiable hosts Dingo (Joshan Chana) and Dog (Thomas Fraser) present surreal sketches and storytelling in this enjoyable and inventive show that will sometimes be lost on younger aud… 

The 56

The 56

The Venn diagram containing those who enjoy watching football and those who enjoy watching theatre might not have the largest overlap in the world. 

Chris Dugdale: Sleightly Dishonest

Chris Dugdale: Sleightly Dishonest

Being a show in the weird and wacky world that is the Fringe, I must admit, I had certain expectations of magician Chris Dugdale. 

Andrew Ryan: Perfectly Inadequate

Andrew Ryan: Perfectly Inadequate

According to Andrew Ryan, he is a failure. 

Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical

The opening salvo of this musical Game of Thrones pastiche has such brazen, devilish promise that for a while I entertained the possibility of being blown away by it. 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

If you’re planning on making the trip to see Baby Wants Candy, get your title suggestions ready now! The audience for his fully improvised musical comedy has barely taken their s… 

Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?

Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?

Who Do I Think I Am? is an hour long rip roaring stand up performance. 

Sarah Kendall: A Day in October

Sarah Kendall: A Day in October

A Day in October centres around Kendall’s teenage years at a rough high-school in Newcastle, Australia. 

Tom Ballard – Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred

Tom Ballard – Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred

Winner: Best Newcomer, Melbourne Comedy Festival. 

Glenn Wool: Creator, I am but a Pawn

Glenn Wool: Creator, I am but a Pawn

Glenn Wool isn’t afraid to engage with Big Themes: feminism and the existence of God take centre stage during his set. 

The Pie-Eyed Piper of Hamilton

The Pie-Eyed Piper of Hamilton

Pantomime is not just for Christmas, according to Òran Mór, whose take on the genre is a wonderfully satirical look at the corridors of power. 

Tshwane Gospel Choir

Tshwane Gospel Choir

‘Slick, stylish and definitely cool, modern without diluting their roots and with a diverse repertoire taking in jazz, Afrobeat and gospel. 

Nick Cody – Beard Game Strong

Nick Cody – Beard Game Strong

For a show with this title, it is perhaps surprising that Nick Cody’s eye-catching facial hair is not the main feature of this performance. 

The Church of Malcolm

The Church of Malcolm

The Church of Malcolm is a live rock gig sprinkled with a Kurt Vonnegut like worldview. 

Graham Clark Reads the Phonebook

Graham Clark Reads the Phonebook

In an era where the phone book is going extinct, Graham Clark Reads the Phonebook serves as a fitting eulogy to the tome everyone used to own. 

Chris Kent Stop Stalling

Chris Kent Stop Stalling

Back for his fourth year, Chris questions whether he’s still chasing his dream, or just too lazy to get a proper job. 

Counting Stars by Atiha Sen Gupta

Counting Stars by Atiha Sen Gupta

“Some people would kill to have what we have,” says Sophie, describing her job as a toilet attendant in a nightclub. 

Omar Hamdi: In the Valleys of the Kings

Omar Hamdi: In the Valleys of the Kings

Brought up by his Egyptian mummy in deepest Wales, Omar’s childhood was full of mysteries: How did men ruin everything? What’s love? Why’s depression such a downer? Almost entirely… 

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

In this rendition of an all time favourite, in-yer-face piece of theatre, the King’s Head Theatre, London presents Trainspotting, a gritty Scottish drama that isn’t afraid to sta… 

John Robins: Speakeasy

John Robins: Speakeasy

Burgeoning Fringe comedy legend and self-professed borderline alcoholic John Robins indulges his audience with a startlingly self-referential hour of stand-up comedy. 

The Oxford Revue: Issues

The Oxford Revue: Issues

The Oxford Revue’s 2015 Fringe offering is a confident display of strong student comedy. 

Jamie MacDonald: Oblivious

Jamie MacDonald: Oblivious

Jamie MacDonald is a gentle comic, even when brandishing his white cane as a weapon. 

Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Just for Graphs

Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Just for Graphs

Festival of the Spoken Nerd present a variety of comedy stylings on maths, physics, and all things ‘nerdy’. 

Alfie Moore: A Fair Cop Stands Up

Alfie Moore: A Fair Cop Stands Up

The world’s finest police force is collapsing around us. 

Dave Hughes: Pointless

Dave Hughes: Pointless

There is no bigger name in Australian comedy and he’s heading to the Fringe. 

B.J. Novak: One More Thing

B.J. Novak: One More Thing

Inspired by the public performances of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain, the less decorated but more alive writer and actor B. 

Jack Dee's Help Desk

Jack Dee's Help Desk

Jack Dee’s Help Desk sees Dee and a panel of surprise top comedians address problems that audience members put to them. 

Return of The Panic Brothers

Return of The Panic Brothers

Fast paced, high-energy, close harmony duo Richard Morton and Reg Meuross, return with their ‘spine-chilling harmonies’ (Guardian) and ‘sharp wit’ (Time Out). 

Let It Fall (After King Lear)

Let It Fall (After King Lear)

Leah wants to rest, Goneril and Regan want to party, Cordelia’s off to France and matricide is in the air. 

Acting and Technical Theatre Careers Talk

Acting and Technical Theatre Careers Talk

World renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS) runs acting, stage management and technical theatre courses. 

The Alleycats: Contemporary A Cappella

The Alleycats: Contemporary A Cappella

The Alleycats say that they love the Edinburgh Festival so much that they create an entirely new show of material just for coming here each year. 

Hamell On Trial: The Happiest Man in the World

Hamell On Trial: The Happiest Man in the World

Hamell has been working diligently on both a new album and a one-man show for the last couple of years after winning the prestigious Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival F… 

Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show Live!

Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show Live!

High energy, witty and often silly, Josh’s weekly XFM radio programme hits the stage, bringing the humor and voices that you usually hear through speakers into the room. 

Antonio Forcione: No Strings Attached

Antonio Forcione: No Strings Attached

Antonio Forcione is such an established and adored Fringe regular it almost seems redundant reviewing him because, just as day follows night, a five star review follows Foricone’s … 

Torsten The Bareback Saint

Torsten The Bareback Saint

Once in a while at the Edinburgh Fringe you stumble across an interesting and adventurous piece of theatre, a so-called diamond in the rough, proving the point of the festival and … 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter has been sourcing and sharing his picks of the Fringe for, unbelievably, 28 years and he is clearly not waning when it comes to separating the wheat from the chaff. 

Plastic Rose

Plastic Rose

Set inside a mental hospital, Plastic Rose has been compared to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. 

Keeping Abreast

Keeping Abreast

Three women and a man take us through a number of monologues in this funny, poignant and honest play which gives permission to laugh and cry, and gives hope to women, men, their fa… 

The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker is a light-hearted show about Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor, a self-made cupid for rural Ireland’s slightly-more-than-middle-aged singletons. 

This is Where We Live

This is Where We Live

This moving piece of new writing from Vivienne Walshe follows two teenagers trapped in their own versions of hell, who find the route to escapism in each other. 

Hayani

Hayani

Hayani is an original play reflecting on the meaning of home in the context of South Africa since its transition. 

Bill Clinton Hercules

Bill Clinton Hercules

Bill Clinton was one of America’s glowing presidents, a shining democrat in the fashion of Jimmy Carter and even America’s beloved JFK. 

Silk Road

Silk Road

This engaging one-man play by Alex Oates is a novel take on the descent into drug-dealing: our protagonist, Geordie lad Bruce Blakemore, begins buying cocaine through a shady websi… 

Saint-Exupéry, a Pilot's Story

Saint-Exupéry, a Pilot's Story

The African Sahara, a wrecked plane, a stranded pilot and a vastness of sand. 

Dogs of War

Dogs of War

There’s a lot going on in Dogs of War. 

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root

The latest offering from acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau is an ensemble piece in every sense of the word. 

My Village... My Art

My Village... My Art

House of Lineo brings to Edinburgh a modern day African village filled with functional arts and crafts in decor and fashion retail. 

Land of Smiles

Land of Smiles

A timely new musical about the trafficking of women in Thailand, as seen through the eyes of sex workers, grassroots activists and NGO employees. 

The Marijana Method

The Marijana Method

‘Health and Happiness Guru to the Stars’ Marijana (Gabby Best) takes her audience on a journey to find themselves. 

Race by David Mamet

Race by David Mamet

Race first opened on Broadway in 2009 and ran for almost 300 performances, directed by its Pulitzer Prizewinning writer, David Mamet. 

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

A week into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and I’m sure that most parents have had to endure fairies, talking animals and patronising presenters, all for their little darlings. 

One Man Lord of the Rings

One Man Lord of the Rings

Are you a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings? If so, look no further, this will be the highlight of your Fringe experience. 

Last Christmas

Last Christmas

When seeing a piece of new writing it can be best to have no expectations, to let the play lead you where it will. 

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Playwrights and theatre producers alike are increasingly taking bigger risks and becoming more creative when considering how their work is presented onstage. 

Freak

Freak

Freak should be on the curriculum. 

Chelsea Manders: Don't Tell My Dad

Chelsea Manders: Don't Tell My Dad

How Chelsea overcame a supportive middle class upbringing becoming the disturbed woman she is today! A Canadian Comedy Award winner (Best Solo Show), Chelsea sings sweet songs with… 

Suzi Ruffell: Social Chameleon

Suzi Ruffell: Social Chameleon

An epic march through Paris searching for the grave of someone called Jean-Paul Satre just to please an ex-girlfriend is one of the many very funny and brilliantly recounted tales … 

Marlon Davis: Once Upon A Grime

Marlon Davis: Once Upon A Grime

Despite his onstage charm, Marlon Davis could have done more to cover up for a set that contained predominantly weak material. 

Mark Grist & MC Mixy: Dead Poets' Death Match

Mark Grist & MC Mixy: Dead Poets' Death Match

Standing centre stage in a dress and a dodgy blonde wig, Mark Grist jokes that this is what two guys with Arts Council funding really look like. 

Jamie MacDonald: That Funny Blind Guy 2 - The Good, the Stag and the Ugly

Jamie MacDonald: That Funny Blind Guy 2 - The Good, the Stag and the Ugly

Being visually impaired, Glaswegian stand-up Jamie MacDonald definitely brings a new meaning to “observational humour”. 

Alfie Moore: The Naked Stun

Alfie Moore: The Naked Stun

Former police sergeant turned stand-up comedian, and star of BBC Radio 4’s, It’s a Fair Cop, Alfie tasers his way through a brand new hour of hilarious and fascinating anecdotes … 

Tshwane Gospel Choir

Tshwane Gospel Choir

Tshwane Gospel Choir, a unique community of like-minded souls from South Africa, combine beautiful harmonies with joyful rhythms. 

The Post Show

The Post Show

We’ve all been there—the post-show discussion that goes on for too long or goes nowhere at all. 

Holly Walsh: Never Had It

Holly Walsh: Never Had It

Holly Walsh makes it clear in the opening sentences of Never Had It that she certainly doesn’t have ‘it’. 

One Man Star Wars

One Man Star Wars

Much of Ross’s childhood was spent in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over – and over – and over again. 

Hannah Gadsby: The Exhibitionist

Hannah Gadsby: The Exhibitionist

Australian award-winning comedienne and author of the successful Australian television art doco Hannah Gadsby’s Oz, Hannah Gadsby is back this Edinburgh Fringe with a fresh batch… 

Justin Hamilton: Johnny Loves Mary Forever 1994

Justin Hamilton: Johnny Loves Mary Forever 1994

Winner of the Overall Fringe Award, Adelaide Fringe. 

Chris Dugdale: More Magic and Mischief

Chris Dugdale: More Magic and Mischief

If you are someone that enjoys magic in its more basic, “no frills” form, like sleight-of-hand tricks and close-up magic, you can’t go wrong with this show. 

Jonny Lennard: Tale Blazer

Jonny Lennard: Tale Blazer

In his first full Edinburgh show, Jonny Leonard takes issue with stand-up comedians’ perennial bugbear – children’s literature. 

Vitamin

Vitamin

Preaching from a book he never read, Vitamin turns into many characters, creatures and things, including a dancer, a marathon runner and a caterpillar. 

Paul Chowdhry: PC's World

Paul Chowdhry: PC's World

Paul Chowdry is perhaps one of the most interesting comedians at the Fringe this year. 

Sara Pascoe vs History

Sara Pascoe vs History

You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d come to the wrong classroom: at times this show seems more like Sara Pascoe vs Biology, what with the fascinating nano-lectures on “spe… 

The Nualas in 'Hello Again, We're The Nualas'

The Nualas in 'Hello Again, We're The Nualas'

There is no lack of glitz when it comes to The Nualas; a costume change after just one minute reveals their blindingly sparkling dresses. 

Goose: Golden Eggs

Goose: Golden Eggs

One of the best-received acts in Edinburgh present the best of their last three epic one-man shows. 

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. 

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, …