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…
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…
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…
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, …
‘Extreme close up on a mushroom, glowing softly against the forest floor.
Mark Borkowski is the doyen of the world’s most controversial artform: the publicity stunt.
Brown Sauce is a comedy night with the best South Asian comedians (and other Asian friends) on the circuit.
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…
Does for politics, religion and philosophy what Simon Evans Goes to Market (BBC Radio 4) did for economics – makes it fresh, compelling and funny.
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…
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.
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.
In a basement office somewhere in Illinois, there’s a job waiting for you.
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…
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 brings you her chart-topping podcast Chatting with Chorley live from the glamour of her cult 1980s nightclub The Flick.
Get ready for an evening of bombastic bad taste in the killer new show from cult drag superstar Baby Lame.
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.
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…
Girl meets anatomical wax sculptor.
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 …
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.
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…
Sold-out run: Off-Broadway, Asylum NYC (2022).
USA, 1985: Rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson joined the force to protect and serve.
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 arrives at the Edinburgh Fringe bringing his special brand of goofy energetic comedy to the festival for the first time.
Powerful story chronicling the extraordinary life of The Guildford Four’s Gerry Conlon following his release from prison.
Live show based on the book Hot Mess: What On Earth Can We Do About Climate Change.
Andy’s an ideas man and he’s got ideas, man.
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…
There’s only one Randy Feltface, which technically makes him a critically endangered species.
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…
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 …
One of Australia’s best stand-up comedians returns with his new show Yoho Diabolo.
The ‘amazingly funny’ (Forbes) Christopher Titus, one of the States’ most prolific and respected comedians, is finally making his Edinburgh debut.
Physical comedy meets Hollywood.
A fast-paced, comic fantasia by two-time Fringe First winner Brian Parks.
Never Let Go is a thrilling, hilarious one-man show the New York Times calls ‘a feat of ingenuity’.
This show is a scrapbook of memories about my family.
The goddess of the sea invites you to a dazzling circus spectacle celebrating the vitality of the Taiwanese as an imaginative oceanic people.
The UK’s lowest energy double act explore the Wild West.
An uncomfortable stare; a shriek heard in the background of a dream; the noise a sloth makes when receiving divorce papers.
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.
‘Few comics reduce their audience to the constant waves of laughter for the full hour like Britton does’ (Chortle.
Brian Cox presents She/Her, a multimedia performance of a diverse group of women speaking their truth.
Winner of Best Magic Show and Adelaide Fringe Weeklies.
Total Edinburgh Fringe sell-out 2015-2019.
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 …
The American stand-up, TV writer and “neurotic Jewish millennial” returns following her acclaimed 2019 debut.
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.
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 …
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…
Irasshaimasé! Welcome to the store! Meet Keiko.
She’s the dreamer of dreams.
Cork comedian Chris Kent is back with more kids, stories and a keep cup to compensate for his guilt about overpopulation.
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…
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…
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.
Last year’s show, Dressing for Dinner, earned Evans some of the most ecstatic reviews of his career including an unbeaten 4.
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…
The semi-final of the 2019 Funny Women Awards.
The Time Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about time.
Fringe favourites the Sleeping Trees are doing Christmas in Edinburgh! Offering their surreal take on the most Christmassy story of all time; The Nativity.
Ahead of his nationwide tour, Josh returns to Edinburgh for a strictly limited run of work-in-progress shows.
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.
Dating again after a complex break-up, Jessie is trying to get her personal life in order – before her kids wake up.
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.
The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down.
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 …
A glorious celebration of the work of the world’s greatest playwright.
Nancy and Alex fell in love when they were teenagers.
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 performs his work-in-progress show testing new material.
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…
Join Diane as she recuts the red ribbon on her iconic 80s nightclub The Flick.
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…
Damon Runyon’s brilliant Broadway Stories became Guys and Dolls.
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.
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 starts with two undertakers waiting at a coffin.
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.
Gird your loins and suspend any disbelief for the weirdest, rip-roaring adventure you’ll ever experience.
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.
Nath Valvo can really get a room worked up.
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.
"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…
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.
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.
Invisible is an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you.
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…
A reserved English father turned Tantric Masseur.
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 is scared shitless and wants to feel less alone.
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.
Best Male Comedian winner, New Zealand Comedy Guild awards 2017.
‘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.
‘Indubitably good news.
Divet Show will bring glitter, glamour, fun and over 30 world-class stars like Adele, Whitney, Celine, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Freddie Mercury, Cher.
Truly funny, indigenous comedy, Aboriginal Comedy Allstars features three Aboriginal Australian comedians: Kevin Kropinyeri, Steph Tisdell and Andy Saunders.
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 are silly, funny boys.
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…
Paul Simon is a name that has cemented itself into the Hearts and Bones of audiences all over the world.
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.
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.
Sanspants Radio present Plumbing the Death Star Live.
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.
Official sell-out show 2016.
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.
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 …
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…
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.
Hope Theatre Company bring us this brutal and beautiful production exploring sexuality through the lens of two boxers.
Millennial anxieties are unpacked and explored in devised comedy I’ll Have What She’s Having.
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…
Zoo is a play which touches upon awkward social contracts between people, and the total indifference of the natural world.
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.
A blissfully domestic sitting room in a nameless American suburb is the setting for Brian Parks’ riotous comedy The House.
Enthralling one-woman musical narrative.
August 5, 1962.
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 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 …
Charles ‘One-Man Star Wars’ Ross and Canadian Fringe legend, TJ Dawe, parody the Netflix smash series, Stranger Things.
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) 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…
From the creators of the sell-out hit Buzz: A New Musical.
A master of audience coersion, Kate Berlant mines her best material from audience response rather than her own resources.
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…
Total sell-out 2015, 2016 and 2017! One of the best-known, longest-running and most celebrated improv shows in the world.
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.
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.
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…
UK stand-up’s foremost contrarian takes a break from all the controversy in this new show.
Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen at Hogwarts.
Tim is acting strangely.
Layla McKinnon is days away from saying ‘I do’ to Andy McKinnon.
The legendary Ms Anderson brings you her seriously comical cabaret.
Cork comedian Chris Kent returns with his sixth solo show, Looking Up.
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.
Dystopia is a tricky subject matter to get right in a world obsessed with its own destruction as our current one.
John-Luke Roberts is, for a certaint quotient, one of the staples of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The After School Club join Irish playwright Conor Burke to present their debut production.
As seen on the Comedy Channel.
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.
You’ve never seen comedy like this before.
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 year is sometime in the 1800s, it seems, or else 2018.
Brand new, late-night game show from the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Goose.
This isn’t a comedy show, it’s raw storytelling.
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, Scottish A Cappella Champions 2017, return to the Fringe for the eighth consecutive year! The Cats are back, but something is amiss.
Shappi presents England’s unsung heroine.
Winner: 2017 Best Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Sam Simmons is a dad now.
Nobody wants to be lectured.
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.
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 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,…
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.
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 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 …
Alison Skilbeck’s serio-comic celebration of Shakespeare’s older women, directed by Tim Hardy.
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 is on the edge of a breakdown trying to keep her foul-mouthed three-year-old in preschool.
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 …
If you are looking for a show that demonstrates exceptional acting and physical theatre skills Tobacco is where you will find it.
For anyone who has suffered mental illness themselves, or has lived with someone who is afflicted, this piece will cut close to the bone.
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…
Winner of 15 top South African theatre awards, Lara Foot’s story of pain, redemption and hope combines traditional African storytelling and magical realism.
Join the critically acclaimed Oxford Revue as it returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for its 53rd year.
Returning with his charming and surreal style and a new perspective on life, Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his fifth solo show, Moving on.
Warning: Spoilers, swearing and a hilarious combination of incest and sex jokes.
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…
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.
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’s boundary-pushing comedy, explores his love/not-so-love relationship with a planet fraught with mistrust.
One is good with his fingers, the other is good with his mouth.
Meet Benjamin and James.
Immersive Joe’s NYC Bar returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with two shows a day at Assembly Underground.
Ian D Monfort communicates with many famous figures who have passed to the other side.
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 is the next generation in Irish tap.
Clad in brown flairs and turquoise patterned shirt, Mike Bubbins is instantly a performer who stands out.
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.
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 is a Fringe favourite and you can tell immediately by his stage presence that he is relaxed with the audience.
A pure and exhilarating romp of a good time.
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…
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.
Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album Compared to What.
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…
A disenchanted falconer from Norfolk.
With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off, even if you don’t know why.
Multi award-winning entertainer with sold out performances, presents a sensational UK premiere.
Ross Leadbeater is an alumnus of the all-male Welsh choir Only Men Aloud!, who won the 2008 television show Last Choir Standing.
A production without any set or props is a risky move.
Returning Fringe classic White Rabbit Red Rabbit is Nassim Soleimanpour’s experimental monologue, in which the relationship between actor, writer, audience and text is …
“Charles Hawtrey 1914 -1988 – Film, Theatre, Radio and Television Actor Lived Here.
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…
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.
A surprise invitation for all adventure seekers! Let’s follow this whimsical crew for the ultimate experience of space.
First things first.
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…
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…
Experience the shocking, beautiful true story of Tahirih, a Persian poetess and the first female suffrage martyr.
Looking like a cyberpunk priest, Tsai Pao-Chang’s hero is swamped in technology — AI, encrypted files and dating sites.
This contemporary a cappella group returns with a musical this year about stories of gap year.
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 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…
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.
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.
Between Episode IV and V of Charles Ross’s One Man Star Wars Trilogy, the writer/performer spent some time polling the audience.
It can probably be agreed that there’s a lot to be unhappy about in the world at the moment.
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’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…
Witty, lively and often heartwarming, Britney is a hilarious and hugely watchable production.
It’s a bowl of sugar mixed with grit.
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…
Come Get Some! is a rather energetic title, as titles go, but its excitement about Nick Cody is absolutely justified.
You decide the ending.
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 …
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 …
Incredible, hilarious, infectious, amazing.
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…
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 return to Edinburgh to tit about for half an hour each.
This is a disappointing show, mainly because the Oxford Revue don’t have that many funny sketches to perform.
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.
After a sell out 2015, Andrew Ryan returns to the Fringe with his all-new show, Ruined.
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.
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…
Television personality, Patrick Kielty, attempts to revive
his stand up career in what is billed as a fresh hour of 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 .
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.
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…
As a career move, dying was the savviest option for Jimmy Savile.
Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 and Over is a collection of original fairy tales with morals and lessons for adults (ie.
Just arrived? Then here’s the showcase just for you.
Voices returns, pitting the festival’s best comedy performers against a disembodied Voice who will interrogate and inspire, creating spontaneous comedy mayhem.
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…
The Alleycats make a triumphant return to invite you on an audiovisual journey through the technological era.
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…
Franz Kafka’s short story A Report to an Academy takes the form of an informative lecture given by an ape called Red Peter.
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…
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…
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 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.
While buying a lottery ticket, an overworked office worker meets a host of Wizard of Oz-esque characters.
‘Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable.
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.
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.
Mirza Hadi Ruswa’s 1899 classic novel, Umrao Jaan Ada, is brought to life in a new English language adaptation with live music.
Magical Korean performance combining powerful drums with healing dances.
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 Venn diagram containing those who enjoy watching football and those who enjoy watching theatre might not have the largest overlap in the world.
Being a show in the weird and wacky world that is the Fringe, I must admit, I had certain expectations of magician Chris Dugdale.
According to Andrew Ryan, he is a failure.
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.
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…
Who Do I Think I Am? is an hour long rip roaring stand up performance.
A Day in October centres around Kendall’s teenage years at a rough high-school in Newcastle, Australia.
Winner: Best Newcomer, Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Glenn Wool isn’t afraid to engage with Big Themes: feminism and the existence of God take centre stage during his set.
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.
‘Slick, stylish and definitely cool, modern without diluting their roots and with a diverse repertoire taking in jazz, Afrobeat and gospel.
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 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.
“Some people would kill to have what we have,” says Sophie, describing her job as a toilet attendant in a nightclub.
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…
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…
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’s 2015 Fringe offering is a confident display of strong student comedy.
Jamie MacDonald is a gentle comic, even when brandishing his white cane as a weapon.
Festival of the Spoken Nerd present a variety of comedy stylings on maths, physics, and all things ‘nerdy’.
The world’s finest police force is collapsing around us.
There is no bigger name in Australian comedy and he’s heading to the Fringe.
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 sees Dee and a panel of surprise top comedians address problems that audience members put to them.
Fast paced, high-energy, close harmony duo Richard Morton and Reg Meuross, return with their ‘spine-chilling harmonies’ (Guardian) and ‘sharp wit’ (Time Out).
Leah wants to rest, Goneril and Regan want to party, Cordelia’s off to France and matricide is in the air.
World renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS) runs acting, stage management and technical theatre courses.
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 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…
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 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 …
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 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.
Set inside a mental hospital, Plastic Rose has been compared to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
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 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 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 is an original play reflecting on the meaning of home in the context of South Africa since its transition.
Bill Clinton was one of America’s glowing presidents, a shining democrat
in the fashion of Jimmy Carter and even America’s beloved JFK.
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…
Italy, late World War II.
The African Sahara, a wrecked plane, a stranded pilot and a vastness of
There’s a lot going on in Dogs of War.
The latest offering from acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau is an ensemble piece in every sense of the word.
House of Lineo brings to Edinburgh a modern day African village filled with functional arts and crafts in decor and fashion retail.
A timely new musical about the trafficking of women in Thailand, as seen through the eyes of sex workers, grassroots activists and NGO employees.
‘Health and Happiness Guru to the Stars’ Marijana (Gabby Best) takes her audience on a journey to find themselves.
Race first opened on Broadway in 2009 and ran for almost 300 performances,
directed by its Pulitzer Prizewinning writer, David Mamet.
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
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.
When seeing a piece of new writing it can be best to have no
expectations, to let the play lead you where it will.
Playwrights and theatre producers alike are increasingly taking bigger
risks and becoming more creative when considering how their work is presented
Freak should be on the curriculum.
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…
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 …
Despite his onstage charm, Marlon Davis could have done more to cover up for a set that contained predominantly weak material.
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.
Being visually impaired, Glaswegian stand-up Jamie MacDonald definitely brings a new meaning to “observational humour”.
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, a unique community of like-minded souls from South Africa, combine beautiful harmonies with joyful rhythms.
We’ve all been there—the post-show discussion that goes on for too long or goes nowhere at all.
Holly Walsh makes it clear in the opening sentences of Never Had It that she certainly doesn’t have ‘it’.
Much of Ross’s childhood was spent in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over – and over – and over again.
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…
Winner of the Overall Fringe Award, Adelaide 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.
In his first full Edinburgh show, Jonny Leonard takes issue with stand-up comedians’ perennial bugbear – children’s literature.
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 Chowdry is perhaps one of the most interesting comedians at the Fringe this year.
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…
There is no lack of glitz when it comes to The Nualas; a costume change after just one minute reveals their blindingly sparkling dresses.
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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