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.
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.
A clownish maintenance crew finds a magical bird and the mad chase begins.
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…
Last year’s show, Dressing for Dinner, earned Evans some of the most ecstatic reviews of his career including an unbeaten 4.
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.
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…
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…
Cork comedian Chris Kent is back with more kids, stories and a keep cup to compensate for his guilt about overpopulation.
She’s the dreamer of dreams.
Irasshaimasé! Welcome to the store! Meet Keiko.
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…
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 …
Fringe favourites the Sleeping Trees are doing Christmas in Edinburgh! Offering their surreal take on the most Christmassy story of all time; The Nativity.
The semi-final of the 2019 Funny Women Awards.
The Time Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about time.
Jena Friedman is scared shitless and wants to feel less alone.
Gird your loins and suspend any disbelief for the weirdest, rip-roaring adventure you’ll ever experience.
Ahead of his nationwide tour, Josh returns to Edinburgh for a strictly limited run of work-in-progress shows.
Shaving the Dead starts with two undertakers waiting at a coffin.
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…
From the postcolonial Middle East, to the EU and USA, old orders are collapsing.
In a small Nigerian town Ben, Obembe and their two older brothers slip away to fish at a forbidden river.
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.
Truly funny, indigenous comedy, Aboriginal Comedy Allstars features three Aboriginal Australian comedians: Kevin Kropinyeri, Steph Tisdell and Andy Saunders.
Dating again after a complex break-up, Jessie is trying to get her personal life in order – before her kids wake up.
The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down.
Join West End Producer as he auditions special guests for his Free Willy musical.
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.
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 …
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…
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…
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…
A glorious celebration of the work of the world’s greatest playwright.
Nath Valvo can really get a room worked up.
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.
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.
Nancy and Alex fell in love when they were teenagers.
"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…
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.
Russell performs his work-in-progress show testing new material.
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…
Join Diane as she recuts the red ribbon on her iconic 80s nightclub The Flick.
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.
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.
Damon Runyon’s brilliant Broadway Stories became Guys and Dolls.
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.
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.
Divet Show will bring glitter, glamour, fun and over 30 world-class stars like Adele, Whitney, Celine, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Freddie Mercury, Cher.
‘Indubitably good news.
‘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.
Sleeping Trees are silly, funny boys.
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 …
Paul Simon is a name that has cemented itself into the Hearts and Bones of audiences all over the world.
A reserved English father turned Tantric Masseur.
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…
Best Male Comedian winner, New Zealand Comedy Guild awards 2017.
Invisible is an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you.
There are two sides to every story.
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.
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 traditional band Korean Gipsy Sangjaru set out to create ingenious world music based on the Korean traditional culture and arts.
Winner: Pinder Prize, 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Multi award-winning comedian Sarah Kendall returns to Edinburgh with a spellbinding hour of storytelling.
Welcome to the eye-popping drawing adventure presented on a magical whiteboard.
As seen on ABC, The Comedy Channel and Channel 11 which featured their one hour comedy special.
A Maori boy’s musical about his Hollywood hero.
Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn’t talk to girls.
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 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 …
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 with her unique and powerful voice celebrates John Martyn illuminating his life and art in her new show Sweet Little Mystery.
Sanspants Radio present Plumbing the Death Star Live.
A blissfully domestic sitting room in a nameless American suburb is the setting for Brian Parks’ riotous comedy The House.
Award-winning Jolyon Rubinstein’s hit satirical podcast is leaving the comfort of the Spotify studio and traveling to Edinburgh for three exclusive recordings.
A stand-up comedy show featuring two outstanding comedians; one has over 100 million YouTube views, the other has a famous dad.
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 …
Millennial anxieties are unpacked and explored in devised comedy I’ll Have What She’s Having.
Zoo is a play which touches upon awkward social contracts between people, and the total indifference of the natural world.
The year is sometime in the 1800s, it seems, or else 2018.
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.
Official sell-out show 2016.
A master of audience coersion, Kate Berlant mines her best material from audience response rather than her own resources.
John-Luke Roberts is, for a certaint quotient, one of the staples of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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…
Hope Theatre Company bring us this brutal and beautiful production exploring sexuality through the lens of two boxers.
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.
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.
Dystopia is a tricky subject matter to get right in a world obsessed with its own destruction as our current one.
Olivier Award-winning Guy Masterson, (Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm, Shylock), now brings Dickens’ festive fable to vivid life.
He came to our home with my Grandmother.
A new weekly event bringing together some of the Fringe’s most exciting artists for a mix of chat, comedy and performance.
The world’s most dangerous ukulele group is back in 2018.
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…
Enthralling one-woman musical narrative.
New Zealand’s favourite showband return to the Fringe with the world premiere of a new work.
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…
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.
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.
August 5, 1962.
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 …
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.
UK stand-up’s foremost contrarian takes a break from all the controversy in this new show.
Cork comedian Chris Kent returns with his sixth solo show, Looking Up.
Layla McKinnon is days away from saying ‘I do’ to Andy McKinnon.
Tim is acting strangely.
The After School Club join Irish playwright Conor Burke to present their debut production.
Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen at Hogwarts.
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.
The legendary Ms Anderson brings you her seriously comical cabaret.
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…
Total sell-out 2015, 2016 and 2017! One of the best-known, longest-running and most celebrated improv shows in the world.
From the creators of the sell-out hit Buzz: A New Musical.
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…
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 …
Charles ‘One-Man Star Wars’ Ross and Canadian Fringe legend, TJ Dawe, parody the Netflix smash series, Stranger Things.
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?
You’ve never seen comedy like this before.
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.
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.
As seen on the Comedy Channel.
Meet Benjamin and James.
Sam Simmons is a dad now.
Brand new, late-night game show from the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Goose.
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.
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 follows three lives individually dealing with their own losses.
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…
A pure and exhilarating romp of a good time.
Immersive Joe’s NYC Bar returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with two shows a day at Assembly Underground.
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.
Warning: Spoilers, swearing and a hilarious combination of incest and sex jokes.
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…
This isn’t a comedy show, it’s raw storytelling.
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 …
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.
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…
The Alleycats, Scottish A Cappella Champions 2017, return to the Fringe for the eighth consecutive year! The Cats are back, but something is amiss.
Clad in brown flairs and turquoise patterned shirt, Mike Bubbins is instantly a performer who stands out.
Shappi presents England’s unsung heroine.
Winner: 2017 Best Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Ian D Monfort communicates with many famous figures who have passed to the other side.
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.
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.
Nobody wants to be lectured.
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’.
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.
If you are looking for a show that demonstrates exceptional acting and physical theatre skills Tobacco is where you will find it.
Hardeep Singh Kohli is a Fringe favourite and you can tell immediately by his stage presence that he is relaxed with the audience.
Alison Skilbeck’s serio-comic celebration of Shakespeare’s older women, directed by Tim Hardy.
For anyone who has suffered mental illness themselves, or has lived with someone who is afflicted, this piece will cut close to the bone.
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,…
Mary is on the edge of a breakdown trying to keep her foul-mouthed three-year-old in preschool.
Join the critically acclaimed Oxford Revue as it returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for its 53rd year.
Winner of 15 top South African theatre awards, Lara Foot’s story of pain, redemption and hope combines traditional African storytelling and magical realism.
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…
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 …
Velocity: Rising is the next generation in Irish tap.
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.
Nazeem’s boundary-pushing comedy, explores his love/not-so-love relationship with a planet fraught with mistrust.
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.
Returning with his charming and surreal style and a new perspective on life, Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his fifth solo show, Moving on.
One is good with his fingers, the other is good with his mouth.
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.
If you’ve ever seen Ron White before, you already know what to expect.
Gargantuan tales of old Fleet Street adventures chasing celebrities, politicians and assorted crooks from TalkSPORT’s odd couple, Parry and Graham.
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, hosted by BBC Radio 4’s Deborah Frances-White.
The debut play by double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Liam Williams.
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 …
Looking like a cyberpunk priest, Tsai Pao-Chang’s hero is swamped in technology — AI, encrypted files and dating sites.
Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album Compared to What.
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.
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…
Returning Fringe classic White Rabbit Red Rabbit is Nassim Soleimanpour’s experimental monologue, in which the relationship between actor, writer, audience and text is …
This is a disappointing show, mainly because the Oxford Revue don’t have that many funny sketches to perform.
A disenchanted falconer from Norfolk.
Witty, lively and often heartwarming, Britney is a hilarious and hugely watchable production.
A production without any set or props is a risky move.
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…
Incredible, hilarious, infectious, amazing.
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…
It can probably be agreed that there’s a lot to be unhappy about in the world at the moment.
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 …
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…
“Charles Hawtrey 1914 -1988 – Film, Theatre, Radio and Television Actor Lived Here.
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…
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.
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…
First things first.
It’s a bowl of sugar mixed with grit.
This contemporary a cappella group returns with a musical this year about stories of gap year.
With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off, even if you don’t know why.
Between Episode IV and V of Charles Ross’s One Man Star Wars Trilogy, the writer/performer spent some time polling the audience.
Ross Leadbeater is an alumnus of the all-male Welsh choir Only Men Aloud!, who won the 2008 television show Last Choir Standing.
Standup is often at its best when it is possible to discern a great deal of the performer in their material.
Come Get Some! is a rather energetic title, as titles go, but its excitement about Nick Cody is absolutely justified.
Multi award-winning entertainer with sold out performances, presents a sensational UK premiere.
Experience the shocking, beautiful true story of Tahirih, a Persian poetess and the first female suffrage martyr.
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.
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…
A surprise invitation for all adventure seekers! Let’s follow this whimsical crew for the ultimate experience of space.
Russell Howard and Steve Williams return to Edinburgh to tit about for half an hour each.
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…
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…
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…
You decide the ending.
After a sell out 2015, Andrew Ryan returns to the Fringe with his all-new show, Ruined.
Television personality, Patrick Kielty, attempts to revive
his stand up career in what is billed as a fresh hour of comedy.
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.
Jamie MacDonald is a gentle comic, even when brandishing his white cane as a weapon.
Being a show in the weird and wacky world that is the Fringe, I must admit, I had certain expectations of magician Chris Dugdale.
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…
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.
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…
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…
The Oxford Revue’s 2015 Fringe offering is a confident display of strong student comedy.
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…
After a sell-out run in 2014 Josh and Producer Neil return with their award-winning XFM Podcast .
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…
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.
A Day in October centres around Kendall’s teenage years at a rough high-school in Newcastle, Australia.
According to Andrew Ryan, he is a failure.
As a career move, dying was the savviest option for Jimmy Savile.
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.
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.
Burgeoning Fringe comedy legend and self-professed borderline alcoholic John Robins indulges his audience with a startlingly self-referential hour of stand-up comedy.
Festival of the Spoken Nerd present a variety of comedy stylings on maths, physics, and all things ‘nerdy’.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Glenn Wool isn’t afraid to engage with Big Themes: feminism and the existence of God take centre stage during his set.
Franz Kafka’s short story A Report to an Academy takes the form of an informative lecture given by an ape called Red Peter.
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.
Who Do I Think I Am? is an hour long rip roaring stand up performance.
“Some people would kill to have what we have,” says Sophie, describing her job as a toilet attendant in a nightclub.
Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 and Over is a collection of original fairy tales with morals and lessons for adults (ie.
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…
Just arrived? Then here’s the showcase just for you.
The Venn diagram containing those who enjoy watching football and those who enjoy watching theatre might not have the largest overlap in the world.
Voices returns, pitting the festival’s best comedy performers against a disembodied Voice who will interrogate and inspire, creating spontaneous comedy mayhem.
‘Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable.
While buying a lottery ticket, an overworked office worker meets a host of Wizard of Oz-esque characters.
The Alleycats make a triumphant return to invite you on an audiovisual journey through the technological era.
Magical Korean performance combining powerful drums with healing dances.
Mirza Hadi Ruswa’s 1899 classic novel, Umrao Jaan Ada, is brought to life in a new English language adaptation with live music.
‘Slick, stylish and definitely cool, modern without diluting their roots and with a diverse repertoire taking in jazz, Afrobeat and gospel.
Winner: Best Newcomer, Melbourne Comedy Festival.
The Church of Malcolm is a live rock gig sprinkled with a Kurt Vonnegut like worldview.
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.
Back for his fourth year, Chris questions whether he’s still chasing his dream, or just too lazy to get a proper job.
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…
The world’s finest police force is collapsing around us.
When seeing a piece of new writing it can be best to have no
expectations, to let the play lead you where it will.
‘Health and Happiness Guru to the Stars’ Marijana (Gabby Best) takes her audience on a journey to find themselves.
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…
Jack Dee’s Help Desk sees Dee and a panel of surprise top comedians address problems that audience members put to them.
Bill Clinton was one of America’s glowing presidents, a shining democrat
in the fashion of Jimmy Carter and even America’s beloved JFK.
Freak should be on the curriculum.
In his first full Edinburgh show, Jonny Leonard takes issue with stand-up comedians’ perennial bugbear – children’s literature.
Inspired by the public performances of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain, the less decorated but more alive writer and actor B.
There is no bigger name in Australian comedy and he’s heading to the Fringe.
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.
Despite his onstage charm, Marlon Davis could have done more to cover up for a set that contained predominantly weak material.
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.
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.
Fast paced, high-energy, close harmony duo Richard Morton and Reg Meuross, return with their ‘spine-chilling harmonies’ (Guardian) and ‘sharp wit’ (Time Out).
The African Sahara, a wrecked plane, a stranded pilot and a vastness of
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 …
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.
There’s a lot going on in Dogs of War.
Leah wants to rest, Goneril and Regan want to party, Cordelia’s off to France and matricide is in the air.
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 …
There is no lack of glitz when it comes to The Nualas; a costume change after just one minute reveals their blindingly sparkling dresses.
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.
World renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS) runs acting, stage management and technical theatre courses.
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…
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
Paul Chowdry is perhaps one of the most interesting comedians at the Fringe this year.
Italy, late World War II.
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…
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.
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 …
Race first opened on Broadway in 2009 and ran for almost 300 performances,
directed by its Pulitzer Prizewinning writer, David Mamet.
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.
Playwrights and theatre producers alike are increasingly taking bigger
risks and becoming more creative when considering how their work is presented
Holly Walsh makes it clear in the opening sentences of Never Had It that she certainly doesn’t have ‘it’.
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.
The latest offering from acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau is an ensemble piece in every sense of the word.
Being visually impaired, Glaswegian stand-up Jamie MacDonald definitely brings a new meaning to “observational humour”.
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…
We’ve all been there—the post-show discussion that goes on for too long or goes nowhere at all.
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…
Set inside a mental hospital, Plastic Rose has been compared to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
A timely new musical about the trafficking of women in Thailand, as seen through the eyes of sex workers, grassroots activists and NGO employees.
House of Lineo brings to Edinburgh a modern day African village filled with functional arts and crafts in decor and fashion retail.
Hayani is an original play reflecting on the meaning of home in the context of South Africa since its transition.
Tshwane Gospel Choir, a unique community of like-minded souls from South Africa, combine beautiful harmonies with joyful rhythms.
Much of Ross’s childhood was spent in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over – and over – and over again.
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 …
Winner of the Overall Fringe Award, Adelaide Fringe.
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…
Preaching from a book he never read, Vitamin turns into many characters, creatures and things, including a dancer, a marathon runner and a caterpillar.
One of the best-received acts in Edinburgh present the best of their last three epic one-man shows.
Eddie Izzard invites you to his brand-new work-in-progress reading/performance of Charles Dickens’ classic epic Great Expectations.
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, …
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