We miss Robin Williams.
All Change is a new bittersweet comedy about growing old.
Having performed in over 20 countries across the globe, Japan Marvelous Drummers use the traditional instruments of Japan, including drums of all sizes, the Koto harp, bamboo flute…
For the last 25 years, comedian collective Comedytrain has been responsible for every major talent in Holland.
What does it mean to be a millennial? One stands before you, trying to process her three most pressing concerns: job exploitation, crumbling friendship and the imminent apocalypse.
It’s 2025 - a world of mystery, spies and secret missions.
When I heard the Radio 5 live interview with Laurence Clark at the end of July, I was immediately struck by the sense that this was a really nice guy: level-headed, easy-going, art…
Zimbabwean artists make some of the best stone sculptures in the world.
Do you have the heart of an athlete, but the skills of a toddler? Then this is the show for you! James Hancox is rubbish at sports.
Don Juan: the world’s greatest lover, the most audacious of men.
The Worst Little Warehouse In London is crammed into The Box, which appears to be an actual shipping crate housed in Assembly Gardens.
When famous author/pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who lived many different lives, meets The Little Prince, two adventurous explorers discover the world and what is important in l…
Oxford’s premier all-male a cappella sensation are back for their 15th year in a row! With over 16 million hits on YouTube, the Fringe’s biggest selling student show is sure to bri…
Mengele by Philip Wharam and Tim Marriott.
Josh Berry is a Voice Thief.
Maureen Lipman more than qualifies for National Treasure status; she’s shared the stage with everyone from Olivier to Hugh Jackman and has appeared in Oscar winning movies and na…
Best Dance: Adelaide and Perth Fringe 2017.
Freya Parker and Celeste Dring are back at the Fringe with a refreshingly light-hearted slice of sketch show comedy.
Unhook your mindbras.
Intrepid pop-culture archaeologist Jon is on a mission, hunting gems for his treasuRETROve of the world’s most unintentionally ingenious films and telly, to save them from being …
Area 51, Brexit, holding midfielders and bouncy castles.
Total sell-out in 2015, 2016 and 2017! Updated with new deaths and sexcapades from seventh series.
He’s been Annie Lennox, Madonna and Cole Porter to great acclaim.
We are the ones that fall between Gen-X and Gen-Y.
Ivy Paige opens her show gliding on stage in full sequins and crystals, elegantly poised as the heady beats of It’s Raining Men blasts in the background.
It’s been a big year for Sri Lankan born Dilruk Jayasinha.
The multi award-winning Gingzilla is on a mission to conquer the world! Gingzilla: Glamonster vs the World presents gender equality and femininity from the 1950s to now.
Some shows are a must-see simply because of the title, and Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist is about the best title for a play I’ve encountered in several years of revie…
O’Doherty is back with his mini-keyboard, flopping hair, and uninhibited attitude, but this time in one of the most prestigious venues that the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has to o…
Solo comedy show Tatterdemalion’s Henry Maynard is charming, ridiculous, adorably pathetic and completely enchanting as he frolics about excitedly miming out conversation to audi…
Comedian/guru Jamie Wood returns with his new show I Am A Tree in Assembly’s enchantingly draped gypsy-chic Omnitorium theatre space.
Don’t just watch Fringe shows, BE in one! Whales gives you the opportunity to participate in this interactive performance either as a whale rescuer or as a whale.
The first ever stage adaptation of Lauren Child’s bestselling mystery series, ‘one of the best things to happen to British fiction’ (Sunday Times).
New Zealand’s Barnie Duncan has created a perfect comedy persona; he’s believable enough as a character but ridiculous in so many perfectly pitched ways.
I remember the time when, several years ago, Out of the Blue came to my school and did an assembly.
Natasha Marshall’s Half Breed is a vibrant and moving monologue about what it is like to grow up mixed race in a parochial white community.
‘The best magic show in 2016 Edinburgh Fringe’ (BroadwayWorld.
The novelty musical gets its fair share of traction over the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Fat Rascal Theatre are attempting to stake their claim as rulers of the field.
If you’re in search of the next big thing this Fringe, look no further.
Described by its creator as a two-actor play of “a relationship rotting” and a manifestation of domestic “purgatory”, it quite quickly becomes apparent through this tense a…
Nonsense Room Productions are no strangers to the Edinburgh Festival, having first debuted Hairy Maclary all the way back in 2010.
If Moonlight After Midnight were easier to follow, I’m sure it would make for an incredible piece from Concrete Drops Theatre.
Djuki Mala, formerly known as the Chooky Dancers, rose to fame ten years ago with a viral YouTube video of Aboriginal dancers performing Zorba the Greek in homage to a Greek woman …
Strange physical theatre with soul-lined theatrics and odd feats.
Oyster Boy is a comic telling of the fictional relationship between two young lovers on Coney Island and their subsequent journey into marriage.
When the headline act fails to show up, Jango, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is suddenly thrust into the limelight and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heartfel…
I have a great admiration for clowning; whilst superficially there is most certainly a stereotype of the heavily made-up children’s entertainer doing nothing more than blowing up…
It’s back! The undisputed late night hit of 2016’s Fringe! Join improv legends Mike McShane and Colin Mochrie and master hypnotist Asad Mecci for a mind-blowing, side-splitting sho…
When a comedian comes on clutching notes you would expect that you were about to watch something that was underdeveloped and in need of refinement.
Ed Byrne’s latest show is based around the notion that as a generation we are all spoilt.
The technical choreography from Flabbergast Theatre that delivers this consistently joyful, yet bleak, puppetry extravaganza is exceptional.
Devilish diversions and arcadian amusements to while away the wee hours.
The translation of the word utopia, if my Ancient Greek (and Wikipedia) haven’t let me down, is “no-place”.
On first viewing the stage I thought I would try and count all the instruments I could see scattered around waiting to be played.
Entertainment combined harvester Charlie Baker (Harry Hill’s Teatime Sky 1, O2 Comedy Gala Channel 4, EastEnders) sings his nostalgic love letter to pop music of the 80s, 90s and …
Patti Plinko returns with her dark and erotic songs inspired from Virginia Woolf, Joan of Arc to the whore houses of Paris.
Becky Lucas is a little bitch, but she’s also a writer, performer, rat and prolific tweeter.
Satire can often be found at the root of absurdism.
Strap in for the Captain and Raoul’s playfully anarchic bouffon rollercoaster that ventures to the darkest corners of the grotto where the mould festers under the tree.
After a seven-year break from stand-up, during which she had babies, made a movie in Vietnam and became the mother of Moone Boy, Deirdre O’Kane returns with a brand new show.
After cycling 1,500 miles from London to Edinburgh, the four-strong all-male HandleBards present Shakespeare’s play as you’ve never seen it before – fast-paced, irreverent and bi…
The Handlebards are a unique group, reinventing the concept of the company of travelling players.
Slight Return’s showbiz opening - jazzy music, searchlight scanning the crowd - is a fun contrast to a consciously dressed-down show, but it’s unfortunately prophetic in an hou…
Apparently, even circuses nowadays feel a need to satisfy the public’s desire to glimpse behind the scenes, to smell the greasepaint and discover how the magic happens.
Join Mervyn and a host of top talent in a glorious two hour variety show to celebrate the 25th year of the legendary Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe showcase.
Star of Live at the Apollo, QI and The Jonathan Ross Show, the razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian returns to the festival.
The comedian and regular on BBC One’s Question Time, This Week and Sunday Morning Live, and Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, gives his unique take on Brexit, Independence, and all…
Nina Is Not OK is the shocking and funny account of a teenage girl slowly coming to terms with the fact she’s an alcoholic – and what happened to her one dark night.
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, what’s this he spies – is that a shark, in the park!? From the producers of The Hairy Maclary and Friends Show – see…
What does it mean to be British? That’s the question that underlies this political, anarchistic play Octopus.
Russian Company Derevo’s Once takes place early in the morning by Fringe standards and many of the audience members at the George Square Theatre might have been wondering whether…
London-based Clean Break fit two plays into one show: House, a tight family drama set in a British-Nigerian household, and Amongst the Reeds, a nondescript tale of homelessness, fr…
Chef: Come Dine With Us! should not in a way be confused with the TV series Come Dine With Me.
“This shit definitely passes the Bechdel test,” is a statement that can be found emblazoned on the show’s marketing material.
What is love? In an immersive clown show with an interesting lyrical vein, Sean Kempton (of Cirque du Soleil) attempts to find out.
Amelia Ryan used to be a mess.
In a little circus salon tent named ‘The Omnitorium’ tucked away behind George Square Theatre, Anya Anastasia proves that she is a force to be reckoned with.
Snap is an incredible display of the very best magic performance that South Korea has to offer.
Out of the Blue are something of a Fringe staple by now.
Improv comedy is a tricky beast - when it’s good, it’s very, very good; when it’s bad, it’s pointless.
Taking to the confined stage of Assembly’s ‘Box’, and looking for all the world like a key-note speaker at the world’s tiniest tech conference, Henry Paker sets the tone of…
Some things never change; despite more than a decade performing stand-up, Laurence Clark still opens his set by drawing attention to his cerebral palsy: “This is just how I talk.
On every front, this show is a winner.
Piff the Magic Dragon is the character creation of comic magician, John van der Put.
If you only see two shows this festival, see this one.
Puppet pioneers Flabbergast Theatre have made an interesting move this year, establishing their own dedicated performance space, The Omnitorium, within the confines of Assembly Ge…
“We have a reviewer in tonight” crows a tall, stunning, grotesquely padded and malformed white-painted clown.
This reference-heavy show fills a key niche for fan fiction comedy at the Fringe.
A jaw-dropping, side-splitting comedy experience every night, created with the likes of guest improv legends Colin Mochrie or Mike McShane, with one of the world’s top hypnotists (…
In this brand new show following sell-outs in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the internationally acclaimed duo bring their unique touch to the world’s greatest music.
Margaret Thatcher truly is the Queen of Soho.
Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular and the man who once got pizza delivered to a moving train returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show.
Fresh, hilarious and brilliant! Another signature party with jokes from Luisa Omielan, following her unprecedentedly successful debut stand-up show, What Would Beyoncé Do?! An emp…
Bring your plastic spoons and enjoy a Sunday night screening of the cult phenomenon that is The Room.
Out Of The Blue could well be classed as Fringe veterans, returning year after year over the past decade for an afternoon of singing, dancing and suggestive hip-wiggling to guarant…
In Goose: Kablamo, comedian Adam Drake has created a comedy show that doesn’t so much defy description, it just stuffs so much in that it is very difficult to do the act justice …
Having performed in over 20 countries across the globe, Japan Marvelous Drummers’ eight performers use the traditional instruments of Japan including drums of all sizes, the Koto…
Ross & Rachel is an exploration of beyond ‘happily ever after’, using the two Friends characters we all know so well as a medium through which to explore the artifice of relati…
A brand new show featuring your favourite characters including Hairy’s feline friends.
FanFiction Comedy is a chilled-out hour of laughs that doesn’t try to change the world or do anything radically new with the artform; it’s just having fun, despite a few hitche…
The live rhythm action bonanza Siro-A is quite simply multi-layered hyperactivity for the stage.
Nick Payne’s bittersweet love story One Day When We Were Young charts Leonard and Violet’s tangled relationship across five decades of love and longing.
‘Timmy Failure is a winner!’ (Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid).
Your friend and ours Andrew Maxwell is back and funnier than ever for his 21st appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
If The Shuffle Show is anything to go by, life behind the Genius Bar requires a very specific skill-set.
This time next year, the Assembly George Square Theatre will not be big enough to contain David O’Doherty.
Charlie Baker blends song with stand-up, as he intersperses his versions of one hit wonders with tales from his life.
Alfie Brown has a real problem with moral absolutism.
Ballet and juggling.
The improv concept of This Is Your Trial is sound: two comedians take on the roles of prosecution and defence as they argue over cases that are brought by the audience.
There’s an enlightening moment in Jonzi D’s dance-based piece where a disembodied voice interrogates him as he ponders whether or not to accept a New Year’s honour.
Guy Masterson, Stage 2001 Best Actor Award winner, celebrates the brilliance of eleven poems and three short stories from the Welsh wizard in his centenary year.
The Room is the worst film ever made.
I’m not worried that you won’t have a great time at my show though .
‘Knob jokes with depth’ are the words that fifty-six year old Frank
Skinner himself uses to describe his new stand up show Man in A Suit.
The acting is exquisite.
Billed as a poignant one-woman comedy drama, actress Davina Leonard delivers exactly that, with more accent on the drama.
Vhukutiwa Gallery return, together with renowned stone sculptor Wellington Nyanhongo, presenting a beautiful and haunting range of work, all with a remarkably tactile quality evoki…
Away From Home is the sensitive, touching tale of Kyle, who in his capacity as a rent
boy is used to his fair share of sensitive touching.
Zombies have become a considerable presence across entertainment and pop
culture, which has led to a growing fascination with the undead and the world
being overrun by them.
The Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre Company present George Orwell’s Animal Farm in a remarkable, poignant enactment of the dangerous rise of tyranny in a state where ideals of f…
Out of the Blue, Oxford’s all male a
capella group, have many things to offer.
Big-time book nerd Lev Grossman once told Time magazine that “fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band…
Prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime show, filled with power, humour, dance, and traditional Japanese drums, that has performed in more than 20 countries including the United …
This new one-man show from South African theatre company Hello Elephant
is by turns heartfelt, amusing, and pleasantly evocative of a morning run
David O’Doherty is one of those rare stand-ups who is a familiar face without being plastered everywhere, who is successful without being packaged.
We all have them, if we’re honest; those moments in our lives where we’ve reacted without thinking and “put our foot in it”, slipping from innocent victim to outright offen…
Lord of the Dance Settee marks Richard Herring’s 23rd Fringe show, an accumulated
Edinburgh residency of just under two years; enough, as he himself points out,
to make him mor…
“You’ve proved my point: nobody has any respect for me”, McCaffery laments as four latecomers traipse across his stage to their seats, interrupting his flow.
Like any sketch show there is often a sense that the evening may play out something like lucky dip.
An interactive, improvised courtroom drama, This is Your Trial puts the audience under scrutiny, pulling people onto the stage as the accused, charged with ridiculous crimes.
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