Direct from Broadway, a special one-off benefit performance of Alex Edelman’s award-winning show in honour of the show’s late director, Adam Brace.
Fresh from her smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre sell-out debut, Chloe Petts returns with her follow-up hour.
Your favourite dilettante sociopath is back, fresh from an acclaimed off-Broadway run, to perform his multiple award-nominated show one last time.
Hot off the back of huge sold-out shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London, stellar comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean once again bring their smash-hit true crim…
Join everyman Rab McVie as he travels through richly textured, ever-changing painted landscapes, pursuing light in darkness, hope in a torn world.
Join Darren Harriott and Rachel Fairburn for a very special Edinburgh Fringe edition of You Dress Funny, the event where comedy meets fashion.
Late night and loose, Hive Mind is a gameshow in which contestants have to crowdsource their way to victory.
‘You’re the one with the identity crisis mum, not us!’ Middle-class, middle-aged, multicultural mother of millennial sons Sudha invites her boys to ‘crack open a cold one’ and shar…
Winner: Comedian’s Comedian Award, Chortle 2020.
Join Merv and a host of top talent in a huge Charity Variety Gala to celebrate the 30th year of the legendary Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe showcase.
Star of Taskmaster, Ghosts and Stath Lets Flats, Kiell Smith-Bynoe hosts a late-night improv show featuring the best improvisers at the Fringe.
Join Jack Whitehall as he returns to the Pleasance to host a special late-night stand-up show with some of his friends from around the Fringe.
A show about trying to be a good person while staying a badman.
LGBTQIA+ adults read aloud from their real teenage diaries, poetry, fanfic and more! After gaining a cult following in London and online, Queer Diary tours the UK for the first tim…
A kids party.
Are you destined to repeat ancestral patterns forever? If you could know the entire history of your bloodline, and everything you’re passing on to your children, would you want t…
Last year’s critically acclaimed show is back for a limited run.
Ivo Graham dips a greedy toe into the theatre/therapy section, poring over the usuals (relationships, responsibilities, regrets) without any promise of logic or laughter.
Returning after two sell-out runs at Soho Theatre, global sensation Jazz Emu is back with his virtuoso musical spectacular.
Gig Pigs, Ivo Graham and Alex Kealy’s podcast comes to the Pleasance for one night only! Seated or standing? Support band or drinks? Sing along as loudly as possible or watch in re…
In the blink of an eye, Shaparak has clocked up 50 years on this planet, a quarter-century as a comedian.
A&E doctor and award-winning stand-up comedian Kwame Asante returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with an hour of his best material on life inside and outside the hospital.
The ‘unmissable’ ***** (Reviews Hub) 2022 Fringe hit returns! Since Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot, he and his estate have notoriously challenged – often legally – non-mal…
Despite the allegations… The champ is back!!! The show will only go for ten minutes but you will remember it for longer.
For one night only, double Emmy Award nominee and star of Ted Lasso Nick Mohammed brings Mr Swallow back to the Edinburgh Fringe.
The best night of comedy on the Fringe returns! Join us for a raucous night of laughter, raising much-needed funds for Waverley Care, Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity.
No use crying over spilt milk is a very commonly used proverb, and its familiarity and any possible connection to it is at the forefront of our minds as we watch this show.
After her critically acclaimed Netflix special The Twist.
Just a fresh new show from two fresh young gals who, honestly, are absolutely fine.
Having done 17 full-run Edinburgh shows, Andy hasn’t done one for 17 years.
We regret to inform you that Dave is back.
Winner: Comedian’s Comedian, Chortle Awards (2020).
In 2020, the world changed forever, as Kieran Hodgson moved to Scotland.
Part letter project, part sound project, and part city-wide planting project, this fizzy triptych will begin with you collecting a Listening Pack from the Pleasance Courtyard.
In a thrilling, last-minute addition, Simon Amstell will return to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in six years to perform a late-night show of new stand-up material for a …
Join Rosie as she ponders whether she is a national treasure, a little prick, or somewhere in between! This show is guaranteed to be full of unapologetic cheekiness, nonsensical fu…
Ten years ago, the incomparable Nick Helm released his first studio album Hot ‘N’ Heavy to the delighted ears of fans across the globe.
Paul Merton’s infamous Impro Chums return to the Fringe after a four year hiatus and is warmly welcomed by the Pleasance Grand’s 750 seat capacity bursting at the seams.
New material with old friends.
The BAFTA-nominated comedian, The Mash Report (BBC2) star, Live at the Apollo (BBC1) star and viral sensation, presents a work-in-progress hour of her signature blend of stand-up a…
Voloz Collective’s production of The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much is a masterclass in physical theatre.
Organised fun is one of those phrases that can evoke different emotional responses from people.
From the moment Zach Zucker's comedy alter ego Jack Tucker walks out on stage to introduce Stamptown, the audience knows they're in for something truly special.
An all-American line-up show, featuring the very best comedians from across the pond! Discover the freshest comedy talent on the Fringe as they make their Pleasance debuts this sum…
A one-off comedy extravaganza! For the past 38 years, the Pleasance has been the home of new comedy talent in Edinburgh.
It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe.
Taking verbatim theatre into a new realm, 52 Monologues for Young Transsexuals is interested in how real life becomes performance and vice versa.
They say a picture can tell a thousand words, but it turns out that if it is drawn on cardboard, it can tell a thousand more.
The Birth of Frankenstein tells us the story of Mary Shelley, the mother of science fiction, on her fateful trip to Geneva with Percy Bysshe Shelley.
‘The best showcase of pure joke-writing skill on the Fringe’ **** (Guardian).
HoneyBEE is a festival-driven show with a banging soundtrack.
Truly, Madly, Baldy is a hilarious two-hander comedy based on the brutally honest stories of people who suffer from the hair-loss condition Alopecia.
Great value lunchtime comedy showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics.
Jane is a high-school senior.
At at a time when the world has never more needed to heed the whispers of history, when client journalism seeks to sanitise hate speech as a ‘balanced’ opinion, and social medi…
Edinburgh Newcomer Award nominee Huge Davies (Cats Does Countdown and Roast Battle), returns with his highly anticipated second show about murder.
Alright bab!? Debut stand-up hour from one of the most exciting voices to come out of Brum in recent years.
The worse the political career, the more lucrative the subsequent entertainment opportunities.
Time to sweat out the sadness: Spin Cycles gives a cathartic look into why we search for something deeper when the inconceivable happens to us.
As Adam Kay closes in on becoming a household name, he is evidently an Edinburghhold name, packing out the prestigious Pleasance Grand to brimming point.
Lucy McCormick may think she's the diva of her feral, budget cabaret of brazen filth but the real joy is taking part in the push and pull of being in an audience under her spel…
Award-winning writer Izzy Tennyson returns to the Edinburgh Fringe in the shadow of her previous show Brute to tell the story of two dissimilar sisters who must navigate strained r…
Public looks like it could be the next big musical phenomenon to have passed through the Fringe.
Dominique Solerno’s The Box Show is a well-conceived theatrical piece which sees this talented and versatile performer performing a plethora of different characters, all from wit…
The beaches are lovely.
A bold, joyful, goal-scoring exploration of the relationship between football and the queer community.
‘Such a discovery is playwright Lia Romeo’ ***** (TheaterMania.
Winner of the 2021 Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize.
The magic and mystery of midsummer combine with things past and present in Sing, River, written and performed by Nathaniel Jones of Love Song Productions at the Pleasance Courtyard…
Mary O’Connell is conflicted: she hates capitalism but she loves to shop.
When working class, Cornish comedian Tamsyn Kelly (BBC New Comedy Awards, Comedy Central Live), discovers footage of her estranged father in a Channel 4 documentary, she’s forced t…
A deliciously Dahl-esque treat from madcap duo Fladam (Flo Poskitt and Adam Sowter), about a boy born with gunky, green fingers! Is he really rotten, or just misunderstood? Maybe t…
It’s a little dark and drab as the audience politely waits in Bunker Two at the Pleasance.
Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) returns in this sell-out one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives.
Comedian Mamoun Elagab will not kiss your ass.
Shakespeare’s gone awol so his cast must make it up.
Winner: Vulture’s Comedians You Should Know (2022).
Join Gary Strange in the London sewers as he encounters stories of bad sex, sad sex and clown sex.
From the creators of Moon Dragon, Sea Dragon is the most perfect experience for babies under one at the Fringe in 2023.
Temper Theatre’s Home is an environmental displacement, family and imagination.
He enters resplendent in his tartan jacket, setting in motion sixty minutes of stunningly acute comic observation laced with some telling introspection all delivered with totally e…
Brand-new show from everyone’s favourite gobby Manc Princess and Edinburgh Comedy Awards’ Best Newcomer nominee.
The Last Living Libertine is the debut hour from John Tothill as he tries to dissect our attitude to life and prove that techno music is the true expression of human spirit and the…
From SIX (Edinburgh Fringe original cast), Public (Vaults) and several perfect pictures (Instagram) Annabel Marlow makes her solo debut.
Can love survive when someone dies? ‘No bastard ever warned me that your love life goes down the shitter when someone dies.
Whatever you may think Four Felons and a Funeral is going to be when booking the ticket, I can guarantee that it is wildly different than what happens onstage.
Île, by award-winning writer/actor/comedian Sophie Joans, from Cape Town, South Africa, takes you on a fast and funny excavation of her maternal roots on the island, Mauritius.
MEAT is an electrifying roar of fury, a rallying cry of protest and unifying celebration of strength packed with heroism and heart.
Making its Fringe debut after winning VAULT Festival ‘Show Of The Week Award’ and Pleasance ‘Pick of the VAULT Award’, Manchester Anthem has been restaged from the linear L…
On Hollywood Boulevard, a group of actors are posing as famous characters for photos with tourists.
A meditation on motherhood, feminism and fame, two-time Emmy award winner Dorothy Lyman premiers her story at this year’s Fringe.
What’s the worst lie you’ve told? How far would you go to keep it a secret? Tom is a charismatic people-pleaser, an expert in empathy, but someone who struggles with the truth.
A Saturn Return is one’s astrological coming of age, propelling major life transformations.
With Purple Pill, Nabil Abdulrashid takes to the stage, promising an intriguing dive into comedy through the multifaceted lens of the comedian himself.
Aaron has been doing stand-up comedy without standing up for eight years now, and it’s time for that to change! So he’s attempting to do something he’s never done before.
William Stone (BBC New Comedy Award finalist and Moth Club star) wants you to spend an hour with him taking it easy, inspired by YouTube relaxation playlists.
Have you ever done anything wrong? Alex has; relationships, sex, feminism, kids, even dancing.
Catch India’s stand-up star Sapan Verma live for the first time at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Receiving its world premiere at the Fringe is Sound Clash: an urban love story set in a dystopian world of dancehall, where MCs, not MPs, rule the nation! In Sound city, music is c…
This wholehearted and heartwarming family orientated show, from the creators of Commitment, The Wrestling, and Deep Heat is the classic story of a life-long friendship and quirky f…
Four TikTok comedy stars try their hand at stand up comedy this year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, hosted by Coco Sarel and stars Steven Mckell, Ayamé Ponder and Henry Rowley.
Following a complete sell-out, extended national tour, star of global hit Live Innit, Taskmaster and the first British-Asian stand-up to sell-out London’s Wembley Arena returns to …
The Edinburgh Fringe is increasingly awash with solo shows – primarily because of spiralling accommodation costs.
Frankie Thompson and Liv Ello’s Body show is a dystopian cacophony of farce, comedy and tragedy.
The simple ‘good vs bad’ narrative is present in just about every aspect of our culture and society.
Catch four of the best up-and-coming comedy acts in the 17th year of the Comedy Reserve, hand-picked by the Pleasance and supported by the Charlie Hartill Fund.
Uplifting and bold, Tones is one-man’s lyrical life story growing up in the ends, exploring black identity in a UK culture obsessed with class and race.
Returning after sell-out runs in 2018 and 2019, In Loyal Company is the incredible true story of missing WWII soldier Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew Dav…
Guffy is a guttural, allegorical tale of the state of our nation.
One hundred brave (or not so brave) Trojan Soldiers are trapped inside the infamous giant wooden horse, plotting their escape….
Simon Brodkin’s Xavier follows the rule that you should never judge a book by its cover.
The Doktor is back! With even more science! More laughs! More Kaboom! Spin the wheel and choose what happens next.
Kirsty Mann (Funny Women Awards finalist) has a secret, and this is a confession: she’s a doctor.
Goya Theatre’s new musical Actually, Love manages to find the sweet spot between being softly tender and incredibly rousing, as it pokes fun at and dismantles various rom-com tro…
Janine thought she knew her family.
Whenever I feel down about the state of the world, I think of the shows in the Bunker at the Pleasance Courtyard, in particular Lulu Popplewell's show Actually, Actually.
Who amongst us hasn’t uttered the phrase, “I can’t believe you’ve done this!?” whilst laughing with a friend over a particularly embarrassing story.
Becky, whose best (and only) friend is a demon in a Ouija board, takes us to her first high-school party: filled with horror, karaoke, and awkward interactions.
Get on the Lash! Just in time for last orders.
Hello Kitty Must Die is a musical adaptation of the Angela S.
***** (Stage; Three Weeks; Theatre Weekly; Advertiser, Adelaide).
Cassie is a hot mess.
Good morning, Edinburgh! Following the hiatus since our triumphant run in 2019, we’re thrilled to be back for our 15th year! Bringing you three brand-new, delicious, rotating “menu…
This is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut from performer, writer and creative activist Lilly Burton.
The Welsh, brown, gay, Gen-Z comedian presents her debut hour: an audacious punk musical-comedy show about the dubious ethics of artistically exploiting marginalised identities for…
The Improv Fringe is alive and kicking this year, as witty and inventive as ever.
Mark Watson is a stalwart at the Edinburgh Fringe with his casual style and observationist humour and anecdotes that lead us down convoluted paths of thinking.
Bronwyn Sweeney’s show Off Brand talks about how important branding is, not only for products, but for comedians too.
Chloe Petts’ latest hour If You Can’t Say Anything Nice is teeming with insults and slander as she scrutinises rudeness, rage, and her own relationship with anger.
William Thompson (BBC New Comedy Awards finalist 2021, as seen and heard on Dave, Channel 4 and BBC Scotland) is a rising star from Belfast.
There are many things which conjure up the spirit of the Fringe.
Martin Urbano spent his long, lucky career talking and saying anything he wanted, until allegations surfaced, he stepped out of the spotlight, promising to take a long time to list…
‘Mum, I’m a lesbian.
This intimate evening of storytelling and song thrillingly investigates the most deranged and dramatic person in Greta’s life – herself.
Join comedian and children’s author Olaf Falafel for an hour of kid’s comedy which is now 20% more stupider than ever before.
A while back, I found a video online of an animated snake crawling, made for entertaining cats.
Jonny told the nation his biggest secret.
The premise of Gillian Cosgriff's show Actually, Good is both simple and elegant, revolving around celebrating life's small pleasures.
The disability Taskmaster! A hilarious, interactive game show where each game represents a different disability, giving kids and grown-ups the chance to learn about autism and cere…
Musical comedy is a difficult genre of comedy to do well, not only because of the addition of an instrument, but the fact that the jokes have to be succinct and the comedian themse…
‘Who is this who is coming?’ You are invited to the edge of your seat, on a journey to the darkest corners of the night.
Chloe Radcliffe has cheated in almost every relationship she has been in, and it’s a trend she can’t seem to kick to the curb.
Viral sensation Laura Ramoso does her live show FRANCES after conquering Instagram and Tiktok with her character sketches, with the highly anticipated German Mom and Italian Dad be…
Actress-comedian Lubna Kerr explores her family’s journey, sharing the challenges encountered with humour and emotion.
The overall concept is a brilliant one.
As seen on Just For Laughs, Hulu and Apple TV, Cara Connors is an LA-based comedian, actor, writer and multifaceted homosexual with an ass that won’t quit.
Charlie has cystic fibrosis, a condition that causes a build-up of mucus.
As seen on Reno 911, Key & Peele, and Jackass 4.
Are you a little cheeky guy? Interested in the lifestyle? Come and join Freya as she navigates the struggles of trying to remain cheeky when it’s raining trauma.
A Christmas Carol meets It’s A Wonderful Life meets.
Dave is house band / receptionist at streaming service Stripefy, but he wants more: he dreams of going full-time on reception.
Yooo! Darren’s brand-new show is all about how his life has changed for the better (yay!).
Everyone has heard of the 27 Club.
One-up your Fringe game this festival by adding mind-blowing magic, a grumpy unicorn and 10 XP! Take a chance, believe in the magic (and yourself)! Magic Gareth returns with this m…
The Chatham House Rule is an agreement which allows those in power to share ideas with impunity: the discussion itself can be reported upon, but names are protected.
The horrifying debut from the award-winning poof prince of puppets.
The creators of smash-hit The Man Who return with an explosive new show.
There are no problems that cannot be improved by eating cheese.
From the creators of Moon Dragon, Sea Dragon is the most fun for under 5s.
In the pressurised worlds of football and finance, two women carve their own path.
You either die an artist or you live long enough to see yourself become a stuntman.
A fly-on-the-padded-wall account of the mental health world that also busts some myths (there are no padded walls).
That humour has rarely trodden a more cobbled path than in recent years makes the mean streets of Edinburgh an especially apposite place for the good, the bad, and the downright ug…
Horatio’s friends tell him he needs to open up, but he feels he has nothing to confess.
Character comedian Lorna Rose Treen has been pretending to be other people for fun since she could dress herself.
Official Selection: Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch (2022).
Double Emmy Award winner and star of Smack The Pony is doing her first ever show.
Best friends Santi and Naz live in pre-partition India.
The must-see, Olivier Award-winning West End hit is back! Watch the masters of musical improv create a brand-new musical comedy from scratch at every single performance of this mul…
Join best friends Rachel and Ruby for a kids’ comedy show that’s fun for all the family! Full of sketches, songs, pranks and silliness.
Deal or No Deal meets Doctor Faustus.
Money can’t buy love, but £19.
I’ve never laughed so much at a someone else’s shortcomings in my life.
Spirit of the Fringe Award winner Släpstick is back.
Star of Spitting Image (Britbox), Steph’s Packed Lunch (Channel 4) impressionist Luke Kempner brings his one-man British Police Drama to Edinburgh.
Debut hour from Geordie rising star with a show all about class, chaos and coming out.
One of the country’s top new stand-ups presents their debut hour.
Head to the bottom of the sea for a dramatic aquatic adventure! Join Professor Flotsam and Dr Wright in their brand new submarine as they look for the strangest creatures in the de…
In his debut, Dan Jones takes the audience through his struggles with love without borders.
Celya AB’s Second Rodeo is a patchwork quilt of jokes, as she moves on from the subject of hating on England - although since we’re in Scotland, such jokes are more than welcom…
Having supported some of the biggest comedy names across the country (Russell Howard, Iain Stirling), Darran brings his debut hour, Inconceivable, to the Fringe.
The sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up.
Anna Mann is back! The acclaimed actress, singer and welder (gotta have a back up) returns after five long years to tell the incredible story of her life in the arts in this, her f…
Novelists Jenny Nibbingley and Burton Mastrick need no introduction.
As seen on Taskmaster (Channel 4), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC Two), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (Sky) and his critically acclaimed series Hate Thy Neighbor for Vice, Jamali …
Get Off Live Comedy Gala! Get Off Live Comedy is an industry born and funded independent HR that aims to eradicate sexual harassment in the industry we love.
Despite everything that’s happened, Tom is still talking about his penis.
Big Boys and Friends is a silly lil’ mixed-bill comedy-cabaret from Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Big Boys, comedian Jack Rooke and character comic Jon Pointing.
Sitting in a lecture about a series of Chuck Jones cartoons, Ben’s thoughts drift in various directions.
Cora is 23, self-obsessed, a compulsive liar* (*harmless bullshitter), and an absolute hot mess.
Writers and comedians Stevie Martin (Breeders, Late Night Mash) and Tessa Coates (Feel Good, Starstruck) co-host their smash-hit podcast Nobody Panic live.
Vir Das, fresh off an Emmy nomination for his latest Netflix stand-up special, brings his brand new Wanted world tour to Edinburgh – a show about freedom, a journey into foolishn…
A show about the hair we want, the friends we have and living the vast difference between virus and viral.
Tim Key (Alan Partridge, The Witchfinder, Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme) is back with an all-new show.
An experimental nosedive into Jamie’s fractured past.
Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and former chair of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best …
A classic murder mystery is created on the spot from audience suggestions in this ingenious and hilarious show from Fringe favourites, Degrees of Error.
It’s the big day.
The best night of comedy on the Fringe returns! Join us for a raucous night of laughter, raising much-needed funds for Waverley Care – Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity.
Comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean bring their smash-hit true crime podcast, All Killa no Filla, to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Sindhu Vee returns with a new hour.
Mr Swallow returns with a mix of new, old, very old and previously unusable material before hitting the road.
A tale as old as time: boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy punches hole in universe to get boy back.
Out of the swirling maelstrom he steps, his sword of jokes, his shield of whimsy and his armour made of a third amusing thing.
The most high-brow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see.
Following her Netflix special The Twist.
Inspired by shocking true events, Fiji is a gripping two-hander that blends true crime with romantic comedy to deliver a thrill-ride as hilarious and warm as it is fascinatingly da…
A one-off comedy extravaganza! For the past 37 years the Pleasance has been the home of new comedy talent in Edinburgh.
You’re suddenly under arrest: no warning, no explanation.
A sassy-ass show hosted by Richard and Greta: risque alter egos of multi award-winning, Fringe favourites Nina Conti (British Comedy Award winner, Live at the Apollo star and more)…
There are some things as regular at the Fringe as Biblical downpours and overpriced street food.
Chris Bush, Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo’s Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is in one word, a celebration.
New Zealand’s favourite improv show and the sell-out hit of the 2019 Fringe returns! Cheeky, topical and relentlessly silly, Snort sees a rotating cast of New Zealand’s best co…
Has it really been 10 years since Sheeps first performed in Edinburgh? No.
The kickass-pirational pop musical, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, is
heading to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, following a hugely successful UK tour.
When a weary stranger arrives one day, carrying only a suitcase, everyone is full of questions.
Red Richardson is one of Britain’s best up-and-coming comedians.
A Dark Place by Boreas Productions at Pleasance Courtyard is an insight into the relationship between friends, Ash and Sam, and how Sam’s mental health struggles have twisted the…
Success demands sacrifice.
Join rising star Jamie D’Souza as he performs his highly anticipated debut stand-up show about the terrible teen emo band he was in and also his first school crush.
Captain Zak Space Pirate needs your help! He’s lost in a broken-down spaceship and only with your help answering questions, solving puzzles and singing songs can we survive the bub…
When 30 years of family silence is broken, Helen begins a quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide.
At long last, self-diagnosed important young mind Leo Reich is ready to share some of his notoriously perfect opinions with the community at large.
World record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo makes mad music with his mouth and has performed around the world with legends like Bjork, Ed Sheeran and Rudimental.
‘Utterly compelling’ (Lyn Gardner, StageDoorApp.
Comedian grannies, mud-floor comedy clubs, white-face audiences, broke aristocrat orgies with angry Afrikaans, soldiers in search of stiffies, African matriarchs objectifying thems…
Sam, an “elderly” (30-year-old) gay man, tells the story of how he was all set to marry the love of his life in 2020 and perform a show all about his wedding at that year’s Edinbur…
Yummy Mummy (and Headmaster’s wife, just for extra grown-up points) Louise runs the school choir and helps her teenaged daughter with her homework.
2019’s Best Newcomer nominee and your favourite self-aware stand-up returns with an hour about self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care.
There is something comforting about Angela Barnes’ Hot Mess.
The Pleasance Attic on a sunny afternoon is hot, especially sitting in a sold-out crowd.
Selected as one of the best shows to see by Time Out and The Times.
Working-class means many things now.
Alex Dawson (Róisin Bevan) is a successful social media guru.
The Cat is back! Experience mischief this Fringe and see the return of the acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat.
Lord Christian Brighty is the country’s most notorious rake.
From Les Enfants Terribles, award-winning creators of The Trench and Alice’s Adventures Underground, comes this brand-new solo show taking an intimate look at the insidious nature …
They’ve let him indoors! Jim the Magician is an icon at the Pleasance Courtyard as their only resident close-up table magician.
The premise is simple.
Total sell-out 2005-2019 returns with a brand new line-up.
A brand new stand-up show from the Fringe favourite.
Please, Feel Free to Share is a dynamic, darkly comic, one-woman show about our personal addictions, the never-ending pursuit of likes, and our growing desire to share all.
Fresh from supporting Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan, ‘Fringe favourite’ (BroadwayWorld.
Sarah Keyworth’s Lost Boy is very difficult to fully describe.
Join the Superhero Academy to be part of the greatest quest of all: to save the world.
Irish gig theatre call to arms.
When well done, the biographical show is one of the purest theatrical events known to man.
A love note to the NHS.
Growing up with a mother with schizophrenia and a grandmother who stole from buffets and fed her false realities, Atsuko is now stunted as an adult.
An Audience With Milly-Liu is a one-man cat-drag, late-night comedy.
The highly anticipated world premiere of Irvine Welsh's Porno catches up with the lives of Renton, Sickboy, Begbie & Spud, fifteen years after their appearance in TRAINSPOT…
The end of show speech to an audience.
Captain Jake returns to Pleasance with another tale of daring piratical dos.
Party with carnage-wielding, mayhem-manifesting, award-winning, human disco ball Katie Pritchard, in her debut musical-comedy hour, as she tries to figure out ‘who she is’ while po…
Today I Killed My Very First Bird, a piece of new writing by poet, playwright and performer Jason Brownlee and directed by Lee Hart, is a strange beast.
Debut stand-up hour from Mancunian ray of sunshine, Josh Jones.
Debut stand-up hour from sarky Londoner Lily Phillips.
Join rising star and ‘very funny’ (Guardian) Chloe Petts, as she presents her debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Rhum and Clay's Project Dictator is a commentary on democracy and dictatorships, utilising different theatre genres to do so.
As the audience arrives for Morgan Rees’ show at the Pleasance, there’s a pair of shoes sticking out behind the curtain.
What’s it like growing up when your parents can’t hear? In this poignant and captivating solo show, Joe, therapist and Child of Deaf Adults (CODA), explores his life to answer the …
A worldwide sensation from Montreal to Beijing, Fills Monkey return with an exhilarating new show.
Helen Bauer is basic, well, basic-plus, because she is aware of it.
Sold-out run: Off-Broadway, Asylum NYC (2022).
The disability Taskmaster! A hilarious rip-roaring game show with humour for all ages, where kids join in the games and learn about disability! Hosted by Benny Shakes, with co-host…
This is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her own ambivalence.
Actor and writer Kristin Mcilquham can’t seem to finish a list.
‘They all knew the person I was when they gave me the part,’ Harry Kershaw complains, words that ring hollow and true, in a prophetic sort of manner, a common feeling that we …
Delving into amateur stand-up culture and trying to make peace with a messy brain, the new documentary-theatre show from Victoria Melody sees her in wearable tech, scanning her bra…
After complete sell-out runs in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy is back with a new hour of razor sharp comedy.
After 21 years and 224 days Hal’s back being single.
Can a man find his purpose when he grows older and all the major life events come thick and fast? Should he retire to the solitude of The Shed and escape from the world, or get out…
In the last hours of 2019, David Finnigan’s best friend prepared to make a break for home with his family before fires cut off the highway.
Pauline is a one woman show, written and performed by the talented Sophie Bentinck.
An electrifying re-imagining of the ultimate love triangle.
Highly anticipated debut hour from comedian and junior doctor.
The hit Canadian production from one of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary playwrights, Wajdi Mouawad, and performed by Gabe Maharjan – ‘a gifted, multi-faceted actor’ ***…
World-famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator Simon Brodkin returns with a blistering new stand-up show ripping into his ADHD diagnosis, I’m A Celebrity rejection, barmitzvah humil…
Star of Spitting Image (Britbox), Steph’s Packed Lunch (Channel 4) and with over 10 million views online, comedian Luke Kempner has found out he is to become a father, but can he b…
Returning from a sell-out Fringe in 2019, this interactive show, written especially for babies, tells the story of Bertie the Moon Dragon who misses his cue to send the Moon up int…
Finally – the scandalous truth behind EastEnders revealed! Gasp as walk-on actor Tony Coventry lifts the lid and spills his beans! Performed by James Holmes.
Son of a climate scientist, Australian theatre maker David Finnigan has always made work about climate change – then his country caught fire.
What is the scariest thing in the world? Spiders… heights… whoever wins the conservative party leadership contest? None of the above.
50% Polish, 50% Italian, 100% legend.
How far would you go for the people you love? Join Soho Theatre’s Young Company alumni, rising comedy talent and naïve suburbanite Jake Farrell as he answers that question in his …
After an enormous UK and Australia tour and an Amazon special, the Taskmaster runner-up and accidental YouTube cult leader brings his most popular show so far back to where it bega…
Ever thought you should run the world, even though you’re ‘only fourteen and a girl?’ Priya and Lou have.
After two sell-out Fringes, Tessa Coates is beside herself with excitement to be back with a brand-new show.
We’ve all been there.
Star of Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee Sara Barron returns with a blistering new hour of stand-up on sm…
Who is the bandaged man, obsessively in love and held captive inside an upmarket flat, counting down the seconds until it’s time for Her to return and the ‘thing I can’t say’ to be…
One of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch 2019, Patti Harrison makes her highly anticipated Edinburgh debut.
Have you ever wondered how people in the past dealt with their periods? If Queen Victoria coasted* through her cramps? What if period dramas really were about.
Sean McLoughlin: So Be It.
Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair.
Shropshire’s worst writer pulls on his socks and sandals, irons his shell suit windbreaker, combs his curtains, and leaves Shropshire for the fifth time in his life to bring his …
As the title Charlie Russell Aims to Please suggests, the entire show is an amalgamation of various theatre techniques from musical to slapstick to the dramatic in Russell’s atte…
Join Mary Beth for her eagerly anticipated debut hour, as she shares her checkered journey as an aspiring young starlet through to the present day, covering a range of topics like …
In this UK premiere, South Africa’s top ventriloquist, Conrad Koch, chats racism, apartheid and colonialism, with his double International EMMY award nominated puppet friend and …
So much science, so little time.
Rising star Rajiv Karia wants to be your friend.
Lily hasn’t heard from John in weeks.
‘I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy.
It's only around halfway through Nina Conti: The Dating Show that you realise just how hard she is working.
There are 250,000 different species of flies - which one are you? SWARM is an experimental, dark comedy exploring the connection between expressions of white privilege and the beha…
Follow the adventures of Corry the Coronavirus who causes chaos and misery until controlled by the Science Superheroes.
32 athletes entered the 1904 Olympic marathon in St Louis, Missouri.
Some shows are Fringe standards, you can’t help but think that they’re like the ravens at the Tower of London; that if they weren’t here, everything would come tumbling down.
Despite Kindles and Netflix and Twitter and Podcasts, our collective love of books will never die; at least, if the audience of Classic! at Pleasance Courtyard is anything to go by…
Magic Gareth returns to the Pleasance Courtyard with Magic Eye! Expect some kick-ass, eye-bending magic and a whole load of nonsense (and balloons)! This brand-new show from the mi…
This is the story of a humble spud Charlotte, who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian.
The stunning debut hour full of ‘sharp and observant gags’ (Joe Lycett) from one of comedy’s most exciting breakthrough voices.
Bounding onto the stage with red smeared eyes and billowing white nighties, the three performers of Tarot kick off their show Cautionary Tales bursting with enthusiastic energy and…
Why be the bigger person when you can be the last one standing? Ink and Curtains make their Edinburgh debut hot on the heels of their first national tour with this tale of a dinner…
Sexy Brain is Tiff Stevenson’s tenth Edinburgh show – a mighty feat for any comedian.
Hi, my name is Ray and I’m an Australian stand-up comedian who lives in London.
Character comedians and IRL sisters Maddy and Marina Bye are back and physically bigger than ever.
Watch multi award-winning impressionist and star of Spitting Image Jess Robinson save the world in under an hour! Join the Edinburgh favourite as you’ve never seen her before – s…
A dark comedy about daddy issues, sex work, fantasies, taboos, imperfect feminism, immigration and trauma.
Comedy’s miserable, cheeky scamp is returning with the weight of the world across his shoulders and some burning questions in his soul.
Ben Hart is already a star by any measure, having headlined his own BBC shows and reached the final of a certain UK-based TV talent show, but when Hart enters the vast stage of the…
It has been an interesting couple of years, with a global pandemic showing us a different perspective on life and its meaning.
Pip Utton really is extraordinary.
‘No, she’s not my sister.
Sikisa is the life and soul, the hostess-with-the-mostess and the party don’t start ‘til she walks in.
Disaster! Professor McGuffin’s ground-breaking Sub-Nuclear Optical Transmitter (SNOT) has a catastrophic malfunction and needs a new power source! What a pickle! Enter the ACES –…
Recipient of the Pleasance Theatre’s Generate Fund for UK-based Black, Asian and Global
Majority Artists, Block’d Off is a hard-hitting one-woman play that follows five chara…
In an inner-city hostel, Jams is trying to record a rap video.
Blood, Sweat and Vaginas is Paula David’s fantastic journey of self-discovery, sexuality and comedic blunders.
Adaptation can do more than reproduce.
Have you ever wanted to hear a harrowing true story that really makes you think? Well neither has Bella Hull and that’s why her debut show is full of stupid, stupid jokes.
There’s not really any way to describe how much I enjoyed Glenn Moore’s show other than to say that by the halfway point, I had put my notepad away and was just enjoying the ri…
The unachievable expectations of African Jesus! The unholy shame of premarital cohabitation! The unwavering healthcare professionals who dare to oppose the will of God! Edinburgh C…
Returning from a sell-out Fringe in 2019, this interactive show, written especially for under 5’s, tells the story of Bertie the Moon Dragon who misses his cue to send the Moon i…
A joyful, kaleidoscopic new show for 5 to 12 year-olds about change, why change happens and how to deal with it.
Too young to be yelling at clouds, Ivo Graham decides to talk loudly at us over the course of an hour instead.
LET Award 2019 winners and 5-star devised company presents a true tale of excitement, danger and claws.
Rosie Holt is much loved on Twitter for her razor-sharp parodies of the thick Tory politician with Good Hair, haplessly spouting any porkie and defending any porker in the hope of …
This unflinching case study scrutinizes one of the most pertinent conversations of our time: women’s safety.
Debut hour from nice young man, Sam Lake.
What happens when the things we covet hide us from ourselves? Opening up to new experiences in her late 30s, Sophie is exploring long repressed sides of herself.
Tim Vine returns with his new stand-up show.
A melancholy artist and a mute architect take a road trip of the soul.
Since leaving home in Birmingham, Rinkoo Barpaga has been determined to find somewhere to settle.
Fresh from their universally adored BBC Three pilot, Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson make their long-awaited return to the Fringe with a sketch show about love.
‘Go for the cat-worship, stay for the side-splitting silliness, and rave about it to all your friends.
Rowan is a geospatial engineer earning good money, and Nic is a freelance illustrator who is.
In a Sheffield basement, two men try to bury the bodies of their past to find a hopeful future.
Finally allowed to reconnect with human people again, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Brennan has forgotten how to do it and needs your help.
Mischief is one of those companies that gives the struggling Fringe performer hope.
Logan Dankworth, columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s.
I reviewed Forde’s 2019 show Brexit, Pursued by a Bear and wrote of how his political comedy was as therapeutically valuable as it was satirically satisfying.
In his intimate and highly anticipated debut hour, Rich Hardisty (Channel 4, Netflix, BBC) takes us on a journey through the highs and lows of his unusual life.
Change is always hard and what better person to lead the men selflessly by the hand into the new world than TV’s Jayde Adams in her brand-new show.
Many of us can relate to the concept of families not talking about things – but Helen Wood (The
Usherettes, The National Trust Fan Club, The OS Map Fan Club) shows us the extre…
Shelf are a musical comedy double act.
Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Lara’s a small Latin American girl (woman?) who won the Funny Women 2021 (right, “woman”) Stage Award and is now doing her first hour about what it’s like to be Latin and deaf and …
Spirit of the Fringe, multi-award-winning, Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated comedian, author and explorer Tim FitzHigham is here for one solo show only.
Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award and Time Out’s One to Watch, UK-based Japanese comedian Yuriko Kotani is going to tell stories of her experiences and thoughts as a work in progr…
Join Jim Parkyn – professional plasticine player, expert Aardman Animator and the mysterious man behind The Amazing Scene Machine.
I renamed the tour.
‘Rising star of the British stand-up scene’ (List).
The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications.
Join Tom Lucy as he tests brand-new material for an upcoming show.
A comedian who has been seen/heard on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Fresh From the Fest (Radio 4), Monster Court (CBBC) and is an Edinburgh Comedy Award winner.
An hour of stand-up from two rising-stars in the world of comedy.
Star of Live at the Apollo, Roast Battle and Celebrity Coach Trip returns for two nights only.
Jake Lambert (tour support for Romesh Ranganathan and Michael McIntyre) returns with another ‘highly entertaining hour’ (One4Review.
Lily Phillips has been seen on BBC Three, ITV2 and All4, Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year runner-up, Funny Women finalist and Pleasance Reserve comedian Lily Phillips …
Aurie Styla is probably the best British comedian that’s never been to Edinburgh.
Meet Shakespeare, but not the Shakespeare you know.
Award-winning stand-up and nice young man Sam Lake presents an hour of stand-up talking about his #GOALS, and how he copes with succeeding and (more often) failing at them.
At 41, skinny national treasure Mark Watson is halfway through his days on earth according to his £1.
SKANK is about a woman in crisis.
Adam Rowe – Imperious (WIP).
Press sets its satirical sights on Hollywood.
Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire.
The best night of comedy on the Fringe returns! Hosted by Pierre Novellie and featuring Mark Watson, Rachel Fairburn, Njambi McGrath, Joe Thomas and Eshaan Akbar.
From appearances Mock The Week and QI and others, Eshaan Akbar comes to Edinburgh for three nights only.
This is a brand-new show from Rachel.
Join rising comedy talent and naive suburbanite Jake Farrell as he musters up the bottle and the jokes required to perform a debut hour about fear, the future and Stevenage.
Nine-year-old Pippi Longstocking is strong, brave and fearless.
‘Impressively evocative’ (Chortle.
Hal’s back doing what he does best – performing live comedy, for five nights only! ‘Reminded me how much I love stand up’ (Times).
In the not too distant future, millionaire and inventor (think Elon Musk with a further attitude problem) Hugh from Hu-Bris industries is launching the first superhuman artificial …
After two sell-out Edinburgh runs, one third of Massive Dad (‘Hilarious’ **** (Guardian)) returns to Edinburgh, armed with her useless degree in Anthropology, for a show about how …
Did you have a birthday in the last year that was spoilt by COVID? Or an anniversary? Or a Christmas.
Professional slacker and sensitive friend Rajiv Karia (BBC Audio Contract Writer, 2021) presents a work-in-progress show of acerbic observations about his life so far, and the jour…
Cathy works at the local leisure centre.
Mr and Mrs Twit are nasty disgusting people who enjoy playing horrible tricks but, when the Roly Poly Bird visits from Africa, their whole world is literally turned upside down! Ad…
Francis Bacon could spend his mornings painting, his afternoons and evenings drinking champagne, and his nights roaming Soho in fishnet stockings and a leather coat looking for “ro…
Celebrating his 34th year Fringe and Merv has gone al fresco.
After 250 million downloads, multiple awards and tours across the globe, NSTAAF returns to the Fringe for three nights only! There will be facts, jokes, in-jokes, more facts and th…
Following a sold-out UK tour, the smash-hit, true crime podcast All Killa no Filla is back for a limited run of huge shows including a one-off special at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Two shows only! Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them instantly into interactive musical adventures.
Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature.
‘Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous’ (New York Times).
Great value lunchtime comedy compilation showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics.
Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart returns to the Fringe for the fourth consecutive year, and following a completely sold-out run in 2019 …
Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and chair of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best life, a…
Unless you want it to be.
Multi award-winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order) is back with her fourth full-len…
Seeing how well it did for Greta Thunberg, a budding influencer jumps on the climate change bandwagon in a bid to become the most famous person on Earth.
Ever felt like what people see on the outside doesn’t convey what’s on the inside? Ever felt like you can reflect yourself out in 1000 different ways depending on who you speak to …
Good morning, Edinburgh! After many successful Fringe sell-outs, we’re back for our fabulous 15th anniversary! Three new, stimulating, delicious, rotating “menus” of 10-15-minute c…
The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show) West End hit returns for an incredible 13th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is creat…
Life coming at Ivo ever faster; Ivo trying to respond ever funnier.
After sell-out runs at the Fringe in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy has appeared on a number of TV shows (Stand Up Central, Roast Battle, Live At The Comedy Store, Stand Up Sketch Show) a…
Reginald returns to the Fringe with his off-year, set-building, work-in-progress show with working titles: The Things That I Was Wrong About, The Death of Uncle Fluffy, and The Man…
After total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2018 with In Loyal Company, and 2019 with Fragility of Man, David William Bryan returns with a brand-new psychological drama for 2020.
International micro-star Sean McLoughlin (Chortle Award nominee, Ricky Gervais tour support) returns to the Fringe to give the people what they’ve paid for.
A classic murder mystery created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show from The Bristol Improv Theatre’s resident company.
Join rising star Jamie D’Souza as he performs his highly anticipated debut stand-up show about his first school crush.
Dane is now a grown-ass black man.
A new hour of stand-up from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.
Lil’ Keys, big jokes.
Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents has created an entertaining, interactive and imaginative production based on this timeless classic.
As seen on Dave’s Hypothetical and heard on BBC Radio 5 Live, join Petts, one of the most exciting prospects in comedy, in her debut hour of stand-up, Alpha.
After total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2018 and 2019, In Loyal Company returns in a bigger venue for 2020.
What do we make with our lives? An artist worries his work has lost its way.
Get your glad rags on for festival favourite Jess Robinson – as she returns with her incredible live band and a brand-new show! Join the quadruple award winner for an hour of ele…
Watson, at 40, is halfway through his life according to the life expectancy calculator.
When you type ‘George Lewis’ into Google, the suggestions that follow are pretty boring.
Four years ago, Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair.
Born and bred in Manchester and just your atypical northern bloke, Josh Jones is taking the circuit by storm.
The UK’s first and premier award for celebrating live comedy.
A new dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by Fringe First award winner Emily Jenkins.
After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Tru…
A fanfic no one asked for, a sprawling eulogy to a deceased robot that wears it’s fragile heart on it’s sleeve, a meme made by someone you can’t relate to.
Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind Why Mummy Drinks, its follow up “Why Mummy Swears and the recently announced Why M…
Ahead of his nationwide tour, Josh returns to Edinburgh for a strictly limited run of work-in-progress shows.
Hosted by Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Amusical is a comedy celebration of all things West End (or Broadway if you’re American, or more well off than us).
The Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018 Best Show winner returns for one week only.
Dressed is an intensely personal and moving account of Lydia Higginson's journey through the trauma of being stripped and assaulted at gun point.
In 2018, David Finnigan met with 30 scientists and asked each of them a question: ‘What’s the biggest change happening in the world today?’ What they told him was a fascinating mix…
One of the UK’s foremost political satirists, Andrew Doyle returns to Edinburgh for his eighth solo stand-up show.
Pecho Mama return with their smash hit gig theatre production.
Based on her bestselling book, Ruby’s new show How to Be Human answers every question you’ve ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex,…
One of four shows he’s bringing to the Edinburgh Fringe this year, Kieran Hodgson showcases the best of his comedic talents in ’75, which uses the 1975 referendum on the UK’s…
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Three.
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Two.
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part One.
A man eats a meal on stage.
Tim Key from Peep Show, Partridge, Taskmaster and his own BAFTA-nominated Wonderdate, brings new poems to Edinburgh.
Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for the audio series, Audible Live.
Complete sell-out 2017 and 2018.
The best night of comedy on the Fringe, with all proceeds going to Waverley Care: a charity the Pleasance has supported for the last 28 years, providing care and support to people …
Revd Richard Coles is on a fortnight’s leave from his country parish and has been excused from his co-presenting duties of Saturday Live (BBC Radio 4) to bring to Edinburgh this hi…
Hundreds entered, only a handful survive – now one will be crowned Britain’s Funniest Student 2019.
Join Amy and a panel of her more famous comedian friends at the recording of a live comedy conversation show.
The hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod.
Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed by Bear Grylls on Celebrity Island, scrawny Fringe legend Watson returns with his show about empathy: one of the top-ten best…
The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a changing line-up of comedians all making their Pleasance debuts this year.
A one-off comedy extravaganza! For the past 35 years, the Pleasance has been the home of new comedy talent in Edinburgh.
‘It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe’.
The star of her own highly-acclaimed Netflix stand-up special and 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Mae Martin builds an improvised hour of stand-up based on the audience’s su…
The Guilty Feminist podcast has become a comedy phenomenon with over 60 million downloads since it launched in early 2016.
Join Captain Jake’s Crew as he takes you on a journey to the high seas in this historic adventure.
The story of an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times, told with love, laughter and song.
Guest Host: Fred MacAulay – 9th, 10th and 11th.
This World War II farce is a good choice for a 25-strong company to showcase their talents, with a wide range of roles on show.
Great value, great venue and great fun! Lunchtime compilation showcasing comedians you must not miss with new line-ups every day hand-picked from across the Fringe.
Life and death, love and loss, birth and miscarriage are all explored in this visual cycle of life.
Australian comedian Ray Badran recently moved to the UK and is performing his debut Fringe show.
As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour and Live at the Apollo.
The Wild Unfeeling World is an ingenious bit of storytelling; not only is it an innovative and eccentric reimagining of Moby Dick, but a stunning example of a wonderfully modern ap…
New Zealand’s favourite comedy improv show Snort makes its way to Edinburgh for the first time! Cheeky, topical, and relentlessly silly, Snort sees NZ’s best young comedians (inclu…
“I am not a bad person”.
The Death Hilarious: Razer starts out with a pretty solid premise: since his Fringe debut in 2017, Darren J.
Wild Swimming is the story of two friends across centuries of change and development.
During an odd and turbulent time in recent history Will found himself questioning every poor decision he has ever made (namely everything he has ever said or done).
Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them on the spot into interactive musical adventures.
In this reimagining of the Greek myth, a beautiful mechanical puppet is doomed with the hopeless task of pushing a colossal stone up a hill.
Titania McGrath may just be a young Kensington girl with a modest Trust Fund and a thirst for social justice, but she’s in Edinburgh to make a difference, and inspire us common peo…
This gripping true story of a terrifying night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WWII uncovers the triggers of the lifelong legacy that traumatised those airmen who survived.
Total sell-out 2005-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up.
Winner of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award 2018 and the reigning Scottish Comedian of the Year, Stephen brings his much anticipated debut hour to the Fringe.
Join the Superhero Academy to be part of the greatest quest of all: to save the world… quite literally! The planet needs all the help it can get and we can’t rely on David Attenb…
Good morning, Edinburgh! After Fringe sell-outs in 2017 and 2018, we’re moving to a lovely new venue.
This innovative piece by Cut The Chord Theatre is a fresh perspective on sexual violence, consent and how to open conversations that empower both men and women.
Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person.
When three people in white nightgowns run frantically into an attic pouring a circle of salt, you know the devil can’t be far behind.
Matt Forde’s reputation as one of our finest political satirists moves into even more assured territory with this caustic and superbly angry hour of impressions and observations.
Ben Pope is a ‘classy, stylish and accomplished’ (Chortle) comedian.
‘His stand-up is some of the cleverest, funniest and most unassuming comedy I’ve encountered’ ***** (AYoungerTheatre.
Two provincial louts perform grotty comedy sketches.
Silly, surreal show about time travel, love and time travel.
‘Mrs Richardson, you’re trying to seduce me.
Spencer Jones took last year’s Edinburgh Fringe off, but did he waste his time idling? Not a chance.
For years, Jennifer liked to be over-prepared.
Phil Wang needs this more than us, or so he tells the packed Pleasance venue he’s playing this year.
United by love, broken by reality.
Winner: Best Newcomer 2017, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act! Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns to the Fringe with a mag…
Before even taking the stage, Lucy Porter announces that we’ve won the ‘Sexiest Audience at the Fringe’ award, so you know we’re onside by the time she grabs the mic.
This bold, poetic, storytelling performance by Jo Blake is more of a series of questions than a search for truth.
The ‘remarkable’ (Scotsman) and bite-sized Jack AG Britton presents Mighty; a TED talk-meets-theatre show that combines comedy, live music and spoken word to ask the big (or li…
The Saturday Night Live writer and former editor-at-large of online satirical women’s magazine Reductress comes to the Fringe for the first time with a show all about true crime, t…
Hootingly funny and devilishly clever, Fishbowl is a masterpiece of physical comedy.
From the maker of sell-out Fringe hit: The Charlie Montague Mysteries; tour support for Ed Sheeran’s tour support, Tom Taylor, stars in his debut stand-up show packed full of jokes…
Tucked away in a corner of Pleasance Courtyard, Glenn Moore delights a packed crowd with an hour of non-stop puns and twisted humour.
In our current day and age with consuming media in whatever shape it may take, it’s not difficult to find an advert, article or commentary about the body and how we should look i…
If you saw a live news report of an alien invasion on a network you trusted, would you believe it? Rhum & Clay’s production of The War of the Worlds poses that exact question…
Existing is exhausting.
We first encounter the witty Yorkshire whirlwind that is Rosie Jones, as she bops along to what we assume is a silent disco, as she is adorned with massive red headphones.
Bees are immediately punished for their stings.
When will Joanne Harouni get to do the Ted Talk she deserves?In an unusual standup routine, Harouni devotes her hour-long performance to stories about her multifaceted father and l…
This brand-spanking-new hour by the 2018 Chortle Best Newcomer nominee finally answers the question no one is dying to have answered: ‘where is she from?!’.
Everything about Giants Are Fjörd, the Fringe favourite duo’s new show for 2019, is exciting.
Captain Flinn is ready for an adventure! Les Petits return to the high seas after their hugely successful shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Adventures in Wonder…
The star of Tonight at the Palladium (ITV), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Live from the BBC is back with, without doubt, his funniest show yet.
On a bare stage at Pleasance Upstairs, Bobby & Amy promises storytelling in its purest form.
Bertie the Moon Dragon is having a terrible day! Nothing is as it should be.
Amateur dramatics: the unspoken past of many a Fringe performer.
World-famous lothario, swordsman and butthead Rodolfo is back! Following an unspeakable tragedy he turns his back on his lifestyle – rejects the sword, takes a vow of chastity an…
Michael Odewale is selfish.
(And I feel fine (but not all the time)).
George Fouracres, Wolverhampton’s fancy-pantsiest son, tells stories of a Black Country childhood, sings ancient ballads, becomes occasional grotesques and splatters his odd brain …
Kelly Convey ‘Chatham girl done good’ brings us her debut hour which travels back in time to her errant teenage years, through her high-flying twenties as an executive, right up to…
Musical Comedy Award winners 2018 sing about everything keeping them awake at night: tax, wooden cutlery and the consequences of last night’s eight double G&Ts.
Winner of Amused Moose National New Comic and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year makes his Fringe debut after performing as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve in …
Helen Bauer hits the Fringe hard with this compelling comedy debut which is slick, sassy and super satisfying.
In a festival where comedians eager to share their personal histories, foibles and perspectives on the world can oft seem ten-a-penny, it makes a pleasant change of pace to spend a…
Casey Jay Andrews, resplendent in red dungarees in an intimate venue of her own creation, begins by reminding us pointedly that in her show she is not an actor but will “remain a…
In the past 20 to 30 years, our world has drastically changed, especially within the realm of politics and culture.
In the queue for Flanders and Swann, I was struck (but not entirely surprised) that the audience were of a higher age demographic than any of the other 250 or so Edinburgh Fringe s…
Stage mist and ethereal warfare sounds are the backdrop to this wonderful hour of bloodthirsty battle and adventure, with a cast of thousands resonating through the medium of Lewis…
Can stand-up save your love life? Self-confessed nice guy Steve thinks so.
Death on the depressing dancefloor that is the job and house hunting game – certainly not the most ideal outcome for a 21 year old just trying to live.
Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents brings Morpurgo’s treasured story to life, sparking imagination in both young and old.
SWIM is a show about wild swimming and grief, as theatremaker Liz Richardson tells the audience at the start.
Rocking a minimalist set of a stool and a book, Lucy Roslyn performs this one person play drawing parallels between Virginia Woolf’s classic novel, and her own tumultuous foray i…
Cam Spence presents an explosive debut hour of idiosyncratic character comedy.
Jayde Adams is back and this time it’s serious.
A show unlike anything I’ve seen before, Wildcard Theatre bring award-winning Electrolyte back to the Fringe for a second year running.
This interactive show, written especially for babies aged one and under, tells the story of Bertie the Moon Dragon who misses his cue to send the Moon up into the night sky.
The smash hit of last year’s festival is back! Join the Kafkateers for their ‘riotously cheerful’ (Chortle.
The Fringe’s favourite Frenchman returns for his tenth year with an exquisite new show and a live band to abuse.
Tommy Fury once said “if life is a game, then love is the prize”.
Who are we? What are we doing here? Do you like me? And what are you saying behind my back? Let’s all get together and definitively find out if I’m the best or worst person you…
Ever found yourself stuck in a rat? Unpleasant, isn’t it? Time marches on, but you’re on the spot.
British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is boldly experimenting and discovering fresh ideas as she develops her next new show.
This monologue, written and performed by Katie Guicciardi, addresses the underreported issue of post-partum depression through a thoughtful combination of analogy, props and heartf…
Total sell-out 2010-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up.
Trauma is never an easy thing to talk about.
True crime obsession has reached new heights in the past few years with a seemingly endless stream of documentaries, books and podcasts available to armchair sleuths everywhere.
From Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.
Tales of woe, tales of science, tales of curses, tales of defiance.
‘I’m not going to gamble the happiness I have with you for a chance at happiness with someone else – what’s the point?’ Ollie and Laura have been together for three years, and ar…
Welcome to The Chicken Appreciation Society and welcome to the mind of meat processor, Comrade Egg.
Archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton and her ordered life starts to unravel.
Nigel Ng (as seen on Comedy Central’s Standup Central, Roast Battle) brings you on a joyous romp through his life in the UK as a Malaysian immigrant.
I Run is a Danish one-man play about running and grief.
If character comedy tickles your funny bone then look no further than An Audience With Yasmine Day at Pleasance Courtyard.
After a total sell-out run in 2018 with In Loyal Company, David William Bryan returns with a brand-new solo play exploring the effects of one man’s lifelong battle with the justice…
After discovering a comet hurtling towards Earth, Toby snaps and turns into the action hero in his own movie on a mission to save the world from impending doom.
To say that Murder She Didn’t Write, from Degrees of Error, is a slick production is an understatement.
YesYesNoNo are searching for the truth.
‘He doesn’t listen for his name’ said a father (who happened to be a king.
Award-winning stand-up comedian Kai Samra presents his hotly tipped debut hour.
Colin Cloud is the undisputed rockstar of the Edinburgh Fringe magic world and one of the festival’s greatest success stories of recent years.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Chris returns with a brand-new show.
It is common to see stand-up comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe be either unnecessarily controversial or unimaginatively bland.
One Duck Down.
Post Popular is Lucy McCormick's attempt to follow-up her fantastic and hugely popular show Triple Threat.
Good comedy doesn’t come out of a comedian being happy, right? Wrong! Suzi Ruffell proves her own point wrong when she begins her show, Dance Like Everyone’s Watching, by sayin…
Primary Times Children’s Choice Award winner Brave Macbeth is back.
James’ grandad, Terry Downes, became world middleweight champion in 1961.
Best Girl is a story told by the nervous, but likable Annie.
In the late 1960s three women were murdered by an Old Testament quoting serial killer by the name of Bible John.
Last year’s ‘chaotically enjoyable’ (Spectator) sell-out hit Shakespeare adaptation returns.
The boy from Mock the Week (BBC Two), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), The News Quiz and star of Rhys James Is.
Let the beaky boy from Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4) and Plebs (ITV2) tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of his foreskin.
We enter stage and Jonathan Ashby-Rock delicately tends to his flowers, encased in boxes across the stage.
Two-time SA Comic’s Choice Award winner, South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout is back in the UK with his Edinburgh debut.
Fresh from his Best Newcomer nomination in 2015, Parry is back with a brand-new hour celebrating life, love and going tops off! Join the largest (girth, height) third of the legend…
The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show) West End hit returns for its 12th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is created from sc…
A tambourine aficionado from the Midlands, Vikki Stone delights us with this hour of joyful mirth as she delves into modern life as a millennial.
Bryony Kimmings’ I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is a glimmering, harrowing, firework display of a show, and is easily among the best performances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
Somewhat new to the interactive theatre scene, and a little suspicious of what I would find, Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders was an unexpected delight.
The hugely anticipated new show from Best Newcomer nominee.
The Wardrobe Ensemble is back at the Fringe with a powerfully emotional story of family.
Written and directed by Janet Moran.
Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, digital DJ, vibe-magnet, yells into a well.
This raucous monologue from Sadie Clark gives us a tale of dating and identity from the bleeding edge of the 21st century.
Following on from his sold-out, ‘solidly entertaining debut’ (Scotsman), Jake Lambert returns with a brand-new show packed full of ‘brilliant one-liners’ (Chortle.
Ryan Calais Cameron’s powerful new work plays with the meanings of its title in many ways: our central, point-of-view character has the “distinctive qualities of a particular t…
Benson shares his fascination with the infamous plot to murder Lord Liverpool’s entire cabinet and the grisly aftermath on the gallows at Newgate.
This one-woman show, written and performed by Isabelle Kabban, is a tender, thoughtful and deeply moving account of a mother-daughter relationship affected by mental illness.
Writing a Fringe show on the premise of an audience member who hated your show last year is a bold move, but Catherine Bohart pulls it off and even manages to make a political poin…
Sara Barron returns to the Fringe after a bumper year in 2018 where her show For Worse as nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcommer.
The queen of the Fringe premieres a new show exploring the dark and light of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ music in her dangerous yet fragile theatrical style.
Meet the man who invented circuses! From cavalry hero to circus founder, Sergeant-Major Philip Astley is the real Greatest Showman, telling first-hand of the dawn and spread of cir…
The eleven-time sell-out sensation returns for an evening of improvised anarchy with the biggest names in comedy.
The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People is an all-singing, all-dancing re-enactment of what Rhys’s Mam wrote down 40 years ago.
FATTY FAT FAT, performed by Katie Greenall, explores one woman’s journey of growing up fat and surviving in a world where your body is viewed as wrong, unhealthy and disgusting.
Katie Arnstein has brought her joyous mix of caustic wit, a cautionary tale and a call to arms to her first Fringe.
Witch is an old word.
Beyoncé’s Diva is blasting out as we wait for London Hughes to arrive.
A show about living, laughing, loving and losing your debit card five times in one year.
‘To be free is very sweet.
Life is short.
Keyworth has become something of an internet sensation in the last year, and her performance showcases a very confident and comfortable performer, owning her space and her audience…
Reginald D Hunter returns to the Fringe with his highly anticipated new show.
A girl from Oxford meets a boy from Asteroid B-612.
Learn how to empower yourself by participating in capitalism in this fabulous keynote speech from Silicon Valley girlboss and founder of Pee-Pee Smarthomes, Shell Gasoline-Sandwich…
It’s 1981 and ska music pulses.
A solo show – six different women, one thing in common.
“I wanna be woke, but I’m tired.
Pip Utton is one of the world’s most respected performers of solo theatre and a Fringe legend.
When the children of Bow-on-Tie start mysteriously disappearing, Abigail decides to investigate further.
Fresh off the back of her new BBC Radio 4 series Appisodes, a Netflix special Live from the BBC, and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, Felicity Ward returns to the Ed…
Following a sell-out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan return to Edinburgh with a new hour of their …
Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it.
Mikhail Zygar and Karen Shainyan are two of Russia’s most controversial journalists, still holding the Putin Government to account.
For one night only.
AART TV Live! Mikey the Aartist return to the Pleasance with his all new AART TV show featuring guest artists Amrit Maghera from Hollyoaks and Jim Parkyn/Aardman Animations discuss…
From the team who brought you the winner of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for the groundbreaking The Two Worlds of Charlie F, Bravo 22 Company’s new drama, …
Colin Hoult’s ‘masterclass in character comedy’ (Time Out).
The widely acclaimed ex-Young Pleasance physical theatre ensemble Spies Like Us returned to the Festival Fringe this year with not only one show but two brilliant shows in an adapt…
Acclaimed comedy troupe Kill the Beast returns to the Fringe with a new show that is a bizarre mash up of Poltergeist and The Room.
Your passport to saner living.
Nutty Noah, recently crowned UK Family Entertainer of the Year 2018, invites you to join him in poking his tongue out at death and stamping on the foot of St Peter.
Tom Lucy is one of the youngest professional comedians on the circuit.
Rosie Jones is a comedian with a penchant for being mischievous.
A brand-new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old-school wistfulness.
In November 2010, Chris Larner accompanied his chronically ill ex-wife to Dignitas in Switzerland.
Fictional musician Gruff Rhys plays selections from his four-decade career and explores how he overcame chronic shyness, stoner culture and communicative dysfunction, by placing co…
Ever wanted a lock-in with the cream of the UK’s comedy circuit in a cool cabaret bar late at night at the Edinburgh Fringe? Hell yeah! Well your dreams have just come true.
The whole thing’s a mess and only one person can sort it out.
‘If I don’t know you and you don’t know me, then you’re free in your anonymity.
If you’ve ever felt stuck between two groups, both suspicious of you and neither accepting of the other, you may have the slightest indication of what Koko Brown is trying to com…
Every year I have to write a 100 word blurb for a new show and basically I’ve now been doing this long enough to know that none of this bullsh*t makes any difference.
Of all the Greek tragedies I think it is Medea that sticks with us the most as modern audiences.
A top night of comedy with all proceeds going to Waverley Care, a charity the Pleasance has supported for the past 27 years, providing care and support to people living with HIV or…
Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for audio series Audible Presents.
Join former 80s pop star turned vicar and broadcaster Reverend Richard Coles – co-host of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and BBC One’s The Big Painting Challenge, star of Strictly C…
Hundreds entered, only a handful survive – now one will be crowned Britain’s funniest student 2018.
Complete sell-out 2017.
Loving your children, spouse and aging parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and, a lot of the time, it sucks.
After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.
Welcome to the Comedians’ Surgery, take your seat, we’ll be with you shortly.
Kerry Godliman is back in Edinburgh to try out material she’s never said out loud before.
Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Robert White brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh-packed hour.
The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a line-up of comedians, all making their Pleasance debuts this year.
Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage.
With wolves, witches and goblins, the story unfolds as the audience is invited to become part of the drama.
All the best stories begin with a game.
Following a string of sell-out live dates and festival appearances, Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd bring their hit podcast to the Fringe.
Neverwant: the algorithm of life.
Join us for a one-off comedy extravaganza! Come check out some of the new kids on the block as they make their Pleasance debut in this late-night comedy gala! Best of all, tickets …
Join the morning chorus of clappy, clippy, cloppy, floppy, flappy sing-song and poem pong.
A reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, the ‘superbly talented’ (List) Young Pleasance bring the glitz, glamour, and seedy underworld of interwar Berlin to life with chara…
Join Nicholas Parsons, comedy actor and legendary host of BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute, for an unmissable hour of fun and laughter in the company of some very special guests.
London’s best comedy Dungeons & Dragons show is rolling into Edinburgh to ask the funniest people on the Fringe if they have what it takes to be heroes.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world’s largest arts festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398…
Familie Flöz are back with another beautiful, gentle and poignant piece of physical theatre.
Look, I think we can all agree that 2018 has been an absolute bloody nightmare.
Straker is unquestionably the finest interpreter of Brel’s songs.
"If there are any reviewers in tonight, gimme four stars.
A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ magical new show, direct from London’s West End.
One of Britain’s leading one-liner comics returns with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.
Great value lunchtime compilation showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics.
As a genuine YouTube sensation, TV talent show star, and with a Las Vegas residency, Tape Face is a comedy rock god but he isn’t here to play the hits; this is an hour of brand n…
Propeller is a play which relates a small town’s struggle to reinstate a railway line, in order to make a much wider statement on the merits and masquerade of social action.
After a sell out run last year the Great British Mysteries return to the Fringe with a new show set 400 years earlier, but still the containing the wit, charm, and ridiculous sense…
The Fetch Wilson is the type of play that might work very well as a film, or so you might think upon leaving the theatre.
Jacqueline Novak finds everything embarrassing.
The Pin return to the Edinburgh Fringe with an Alan Ayckbourn type conceit: as suggested by this year’s title Backstage, the bulk of the show has performers Alex Owen and Ben Ash…
Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he’s best at: being indoors.
The Free Association – London’s leading improv comedy theatre and school – returns with their smash-hit show Jacuzii.
Total sell-out 2010-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up.
"People are amazing, aren’t they?" So asks a lone voice in the darkness.
The Bear by Raymond Briggs, adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.
After performing to sold-out crowds at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Alice Snedden is bringing her debut show, Self-Titled, to Edinburgh.
Watching Daniel Cook run wildly around Pleasance’s Bunker Two, three things are clear: 1.
No One is Coming to Save You is an abstract piece of theatre which eschews character development and plot narrative, in favour of exploring recurring images.
Moon is a comedy double-act by Jack Chisnall and Joshua Dolphin, two proud sons of England’s provincial backwaters.
First and foremost, this is not a show for the faint-hearted.
If you enjoy relatable comedy which is sprinkled with a dusting of political satire, then Angela Barnes: Rose Tinted is the show for you.
Everything’s Going to be KO begins with an educational psychologist.
What do you get when a Pole, a Turk and a Brit turn up at a funeral? A cabaret.
The Fringe is all about first impressions; the opening minutes of a free stand up show, the six word spiel spurted at you by flyerers with an outstretched hand, the carefully chose…
Direct from its hit New York season, Trump meets Lear in this ‘biting political satire’ (Theasy.
Brand-new sketch show from stars of award-winning Fringe favourites BattleActs (BBC Radio 1).
Dark Horse covers lots of ground and it is evidently the result of Keyworth tirelessly exploring multiple comic avenues.
A brand-new stand-up show from the perennial Fringe favourite.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
If you were anywhere near the Pleasance Courtyard this year, you’ll of heard of Lab Rats Theatre’s In Loyal Company as it shook the Fringe with its sell out run and critical ac…
Hal’s literally filled our screens in the last few years on such shows as Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and The Great British Bake O…
Critically acclaimed company return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Evelyn Mok hungers to speak about the uncomfortable, but for a Swedish-Chinese woman, who will gladly "take cake over di*k any day of the week", this is something that co…
As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons you make lemonade.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Darren Harriott returns with a brand new show that explores everything from the personal to the political with his trademark warmth an…
Kika, a little French mouse, is going to be five years old! Her family has planned a birthday surprise, with friends, songs and a grasshopper band.
Fran wants to want sex.
As a character actor, Pip Utton is renowned for his depictions of world-famous figures, ranging from Margaret Thatcher to Charles Dickens and everything in between.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if figures from Greek myth were around today? Well, Zoo Co Theatre Company have got you covered.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, as seen on Tonight at the Palladium and Live at the BBC.
Curly is convinced that appearing youthful is the answer to success and he will do whatever is necessary to get ‘youth’.
Tobacco Road is, more than anything, a lot of fun to watch and a strong example of the power of devised theatre and the ensemble.
The 10-time sell-out sensation returns to Edinburgh with a jaw-dropping, side-splitting evening of finely-tuned anarchy, featuring a cavalcade of incredible special guests and some…
Following the five-star, sell-out success of Houdini, Nick Mohammed’s alter ego Mr.
Celebrating the friendship between composer and war poet, Ivor Gurney, and musician and first woman music critic, Marion Scott; written and performed by Jan Carey.
From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat is the funniest, most mischievous Cat they have ever met.
Join the three delightful clowns who make waiting for a bus a tragically complicated affair.
After a severe case of writer’s block, Owen has thrown caution to the wind and decided to let a child write his show for him.
This is not your grandmother’s Dracula, which may be immediately obvious when you walk into the theatre to the sounds of a Queen song.
Rob Oldham, Amused Moose Breakthrough Comic 2017 and tour support for John Kearns and Abandoman, considers politics, youth and death.
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and medical doctor Kwame was overweight in his late childhood and obese in his early teens.
Pattison explodes onto the stage in sparkly hot pants, boots and a crop top.
In this, the 250th anniversary year of the world’s first circus performance, the ‘father of the modern circus’ Serjeant-Major Philip Astley is reincarnated by his modern-day equiva…
Following four sell-out Fringe runs and marking 30 years of Section 28, the Iron Lady returns in her original 80s drag cabaret extravaganza! On the eve of a crucial vote, Maggie ge…
As the UK emerges from a state-mandated curfew, three young friends see their newfound freedom arrive but with shackles of its own.
Winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2017 and So You Think You’re Funny 2016, Heidi Regan brings her debut show to the Edinburgh Fringe.
‘She’s scared of what I might get up to out here in the countryside.
Colin Cloud conjures a cryptic presence as the audience enter to him trapped motionless in a large perspex box.
For the first time in history, it’s hard to be a man.
The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2017 nominee returns for more loosely justified nonsense.
The multi award-winning Fringe cult hit is back.
A new Tory PM must unite his party’s warring factions with his masterful plan for a final Brexit deal.
An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal.
A terrible crime has been committed.
Last year, John Hastings was hit by a car and broke his arm.
Los Angeles hasn’t changed Chris – he’s a Manchester lad, born and gluten-free bread.
Optioned for TV by Lime Pictures, Ed Fringe 2018 SELLOUT SHOW, Manchester Theatre Awards 'Best New Play', Stagedoor 'Most Anticipated Show' at VAULT Festival 2019.
The British Empire gave Anuvab a colonial accent and British values and suddenly left.
If you don’t have anxiety, I don’t think you’re concentrating! Suzi is worried about everything – from someone breaking into her flat, to human rights across the globe, to her ca…
Alex Edelman’s full name is David Yosef Shimon Ben Illouz Haleivi Alexander Edelman.
Hold on to your raincoats! Tom Brace brings a jam-packed hour of laughs and magic that you simply won’t believe! Expect the unexpected in this mind-boggling variety show.
Rising star Micky Overman presents her highly anticipated debut show.
With little more than a bedside lamp, a leather armchair and a helpful cadaver, The Thelmas have brought to life a deliciously morbid monologue that will please fans of Fleabag, Ma…
I was excited about Flies.
After last year’s millennial-bashing debut, Avocado! are back and invite you to take a leap into the twisted little world of two twenty-something nothings for a second helping of…
If silent Hollywood star Buster Keaton is remembered for anything, it's his emotionless, mask-like expression; so the initial shock here is that this Buster speaks and smiles.
‘Fall in love in my early 20s, get married in my late 20s, have at least one child by the time I’m 30.
Knowledge = Belief and Truth.
Last year, Pierre gave you observational comedy for people who think they don’t like observational comedy (***** (Metro)), this year it’s satire for people without a team.
After a sell-out debut, one third of Massive Dad (‘Hilarious’ (Guardian)) returns with another show about how we got here and where we’re supposed to go next.
Third World meets First World when this award-winning Venezuelan makes his Edinburgh debut.
Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal.
They say all political careers end in tears.
When George was 12 he fell for the most beautiful, orangest girl in Stockport.
A brand-new play from Danielle Ward, writer of cult Fringe shows Take-A-Break Tales, Psister Psycho, Gutted and Dani Frankenstein.
After the sold-out success of Everglow and Everlong, English Comedian of the Year winner, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and voice of ITV’s Survival of the Fittest is back with a l…
A powerful and uplifting, one-woman show about triumph over adversity.
As the audience file in Rose Matafeo is playing table tennis with members of the front row, in a gimmick that does not factor into the later story at any point.
‘I think you’re really talented.
The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show 2016) West End hit returns for its 11th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is created fr…
Adjective: someone called George who is irresistibly beautiful to any gender.
How do you find a new ‘once upon a time’ after the ‘happy ever after’ never turned up? Victoria is on a quest to discover how you make a new life when you can’t have the …
Tall stories brings an incredibly charming and old school production of one of Oscar Wilde’s lesser known novellas, The Canterville Ghost, that perfectly embodies the spirit - p…
A fearless adventure into the dark heart of a paradigm shift.
One third of critically-acclaimed sketch group Massive Dad, **** (Guardian), Stevie Martin presents her debut solo show.
Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner and his multiple personalities host an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits.
I’ve had over 70,000 pricks… Of the medical kind.
When you think of Russians, funny and comedian are probably not two words that instantly spring to mind; but in time, Olga Koch will change that.
Brilliant, beguiling wordsmithery, swathed in the timeless allure of classic tunes on vinyl.