Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is back!! Travel anywhere in space and time with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props and set, and a collection of hilarious improv comedy… 

Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

In 2010, the world was in a sorry state. 

Wireless Operator

Wireless Operator

Sell-out 2019! Audiences were gripped by this immersive story of a frightening night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WW2, told through the eyes and ears of the wireless operator. 

Marcus Brigstocke: Thread

Marcus Brigstocke: Thread

‘Dazzling, inspired, perfectly observed. 

HAWK

HAWK

When a shipment containing a highly protected Sypher Corp suit goes missing in space, it’s up to John Hawk and a team of space marines to collect the asset, transport it across the… 

Crybabies: Bagbeard

Crybabies: Bagbeard

Rubbish never dies. 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

So many comedians, so little time! Twelve top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase. 

Fin Taylor: So My Wife...

Fin Taylor: So My Wife...

They say comedy’s about speaking truth to power. 

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore

Out of the swirling maelstrom he steps; his sword of jokes, his shield of whimsy and his armour made of a third amusing thing. 

Amusical Club Night

Amusical Club Night

Dance the night away to your favourite songs from the musicals – featuring live music from Amusical house band Dave and The Quavers, plus guest DJ sets from the best comedians in… 

MARA

MARA

Taking on the voices of a group of monumental and important women throughout history, MARA embodies them physically and vocally with stunningly committed and skillful character wor… 

Phoenix

Phoenix

Ash Phoenix dreams of being a rock star. 

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

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… 

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

Have you ever been to a comedy show by someone who can travel through dimensions, from one world to another? No, me neither. 

A Womb of One's Own

A Womb of One's Own

Part party, part PSHE lesson and part coming-of-age rom-com, A Womb of One’s Own is a heartfelt love letter to women’s bodies everywhere. 

#HonestAmy

#HonestAmy

Five years ago actor Amy Booth-Steel was diagnosed with cancer. 

Inside the Comedian

Inside the Comedian

In this spoof chat show, David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls, Comedy Store Players) interviews comedians about the career they never had. 

21 Futures by Olly Hawes

21 Futures by Olly Hawes

At the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, there is a work by the artist Robert Montgomery, a large piece of signage that declares ‘THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE’. 

Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy: an interactive, bike-powered eco-musical for children aged five to ten and their families. 

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen enters the stage, seemingly nervous despite her extensive experience on the comedy circuit. 

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker: Venus

“I wanna be woke, but I’m tired. 

Tricky Second Album

Tricky Second Album

In Bed With My Brother spend the largest portion of this, notably their third Edinburgh show, conducting a kind of aural warfare on their audience. 

Heroin(e) for Breakfast

Heroin(e) for Breakfast

A high energy, jovial start introduces us to a young couple getting down to some sexy time. 

Max & Ivan: Commitment

Max & Ivan: Commitment

There ain’t no party like a Max & Ivan party, ‘cause a Max & Ivan party uses equations to guarantee participant enjoyment!The comedy duo are back at the Fringe and read… 

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

Tommy Fury once said “if life is a game, then love is the prize”. 

Goodbear: Dougal

Goodbear: Dougal

Goodbear put on a pretty spectacular routine considering they never actually show up. 

Accessibility Gala

Accessibility Gala

Disability access at the Fringe is a joke. 

Such Filthy F*cks

Such Filthy F*cks

We enter stage to a flash of porn images, a seductive voiceover beckoning ‘come all over my face’, and ‘dominate me’. 

Madame Ovary

Madame Ovary

We are introduced to Rosa as she jogs on the spot, planning her new years resolutions which include working hard, calling her grandma more and taking better care of her body. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

Bombs are falling on Liverpool. 

Bec Hill: I'll Be Bec

Bec Hill: I'll Be Bec

If you’ve not experienced Bec Hill live yet, then I have some bad news for you, my friend – your life has yet to reach its maximum for potential happiness. 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

Since the last time I saw this show, we’ve gotten a new Doctor in the strangely controversial form of Jodie Whittaker and Any Suggestions, Doctor? has moved from Sweet Venues to … 

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It’s 1999, soon to be 2000, and two sisters are wandering the woods of the Bournemouth area after fleeing a party. 

The Paddock

The Paddock

A combination of live performance and short film, with a focus on new material and experimentation, The Paddock is a showcase of exciting and innovative work from the most ground-b… 

Francis Boulle and Friends

Francis Boulle and Friends

Star of Made In Chelsea, business tycoon, man of the people. 

E8

E8

It’s a late Friday afternoon and Polly is packing her things before she starts her PhD. 

The Red

The Red

Debuting as a writer and director, TV’s Marcus Brigstocke – known for his comedy and occasional film roles – brings us The Red, a play informed by his own experience battling… 

My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice

My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice

A tale of love, loss and exploration, this is an intrepid exploration of physical theatre and storytelling. 

Confirmation

Confirmation

Part-biographical, part-political, part-musical, part-magical. 

Ginger Johnson's Happy Place

Ginger Johnson's Happy Place

Ginger Johnsons’ Happy Place playing at Pleasance Dome is undefinable in an utterly enjoyable way: It is a mash-up of Mr. 

Rave & Behave

Rave & Behave

For musical sisters Bella and Blue, competition means serious business. 

Garrett Millerick: Smile

Garrett Millerick: Smile

The critically acclaimed, Breakthrough Act 2019 Award nominee returns with a defiant battle cry against the gloom – Smile. 

GEORGE

GEORGE

George arrives in the city with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture

Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture

Loyiso Gola dives into years of pop culture and the way they have shaped our lives. 

Questing Time

Questing Time

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. 

Nick Helm: Phoenix from the Flames

Nick Helm: Phoenix from the Flames

Holy f*ck! After six years away from Edinburgh and ahead of his national tour, Helm is back at the f*cking Fringe with a full Edinburgh run of his new show to remind the world what… 

Seann Walsh: After This One I'm Going Home

Seann Walsh: After This One I'm Going Home

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and self-dubbed ‘Lie-in King’, Seann Walsh returns to Edinburgh. 

Nearly Human

Nearly Human

How unlikely is your fleeting existence? This nine-piece, multi award-winning progressive brass band embark on a curious audio-theatrical journey. 

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

A new world where cheerful totalitarianism is the fashion; where cities promote hilarious mass deportations and funny exterminations; where its leopard-pattern clad locals will do … 

Tom Houghton: That's What I Go to School For

Tom Houghton: That's What I Go to School For

Tom was sent to all-boys boarding school at age six. 

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2019: Look Alive!

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2019: Look Alive!

Join ‘the most renowned sketch troupe of them all’ (Independent) as they embark on another exceptional world tour, performing to over 20,000 people across two continents. 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

So many comedians, so little time! 12 top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase. 

The Comedy Reserve

The Comedy Reserve

The Pleasance Comedy Reserve is back for its 15th year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with another four brilliant new acts, hand-picked by The Pleasance and supported by the Char… 

Matt Parker: Humble Pi

Matt Parker: Humble Pi

Humble Pi explores the greatest mathematical near-misses and mishaps involving planes, trains and autocorrect. 

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt

Following their award-winning show Enter The Dragons, A&E Comedy return with a surreal and darkly hilarious brouhaha directed by Cal McCrystal. 

A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

The multi award-winning Jordan & Skinner present a riotous new solo show that cuts to the bone of gender politics. 

Beat

Beat

Alfie lives with his little brother, Hugo, Mum and George. 

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous

A show about living, laughing, loving and losing your debit card five times in one year. 

Give Me One Moment In Time by Doug Crossley

Give Me One Moment In Time by Doug Crossley

Doug Crossley’s solo show brings together songs, comedy and the heartache of trying to understand a friend’s suicide. 

Tom Brace: Brace of Spades

Tom Brace: Brace of Spades

Following a sold-out run at last years Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tom Brace returns with a brand-new magic show for the whole family! Featuring Tom’s unique blend of comedy and mag… 

The Letter

The Letter

A sparkling comedy classic and international hit show from ‘one of the world’s greatest clowns’ (La Repubblica). 

Late Lunch with Biggins

Late Lunch with Biggins

National treasure Christopher Biggins requests the pleasure of you company at his late lunch chat show. 

Mr Thing

Mr Thing

The critically acclaimed cult comedy chat show thing is back! Welcome to the multimedia mayhem of Mr. 

Ken

Ken

Terry Johnson’s deeply personal Ken enjoyed a geographically personal run in as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where much of the play takes place. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

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… 

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

As a reviewer I'm fortunate enough to get free tickets to many shows. 

BEASTS: Best of BEASTS

BEASTS: Best of BEASTS

Best of BEASTS is a wild and brilliant explosion of a show packed with slightly smaller explosions throughout – and I’m not talking about pyrotechnics. 

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

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 … 

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

For three nights only, award-winning musical comedian and star of BBC Two’s The Mash Report, Rachel Parris, presents a late-night jamboree of tunes intended to tickle, including so… 

Adele Is Younger Than Us

Adele Is Younger Than Us

We’ve all been there, the shattering realisation that you’re not Adele. 

Stardust

Stardust

Let’s talk about drugs. 

Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

Sheeps are officially back, following previous acclaim and an underground status as one of the Fringe's finest sketch groups and then a three year sebatical. 

Lights Over Tesco Car Park

Lights Over Tesco Car Park

Robert says he saw strange lights over Tesco car park. 

There Will Be Cake

There Will Be Cake

There Will Be Cake is an improvised short-form sketch show based on the input of audience members. 

Nina's Got News by Frank Skinner

Nina's Got News by Frank Skinner

It’s hard to review Nina’s Got News without revealing what Nina’s news actually is. 

Elsa

Elsa

Half-hearted waitress and aspiring actress Elsa works in a cafe, eavesdropping on overly earnest coffee chats, regretful memories of the night before, and exhausting tales of the r… 

Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann

Direct from sell-out performances in London’s glittering West End, the Edinburgh phenomenon and absolute staple is back for an eleventh elephantine year! Tim and Jordan present t… 

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

George Buchner’s great working class tragedy Woyzeck has long cast a shadow over European theatre. 

Arthur Smith: Syd

Arthur Smith: Syd

Arthur Smith presents this heartwarming tribute to his dead father, Syd. 

Accessibility Gala

Accessibility Gala

Disability access at the Fringe is a joke. 

We've Got Each Other

We've Got Each Other

Jukebox musicals are undeniably hit and miss. 

Henry

Henry

‘You go into a hospital with a father and you come out with a bin bag, and no father’. 

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

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. 

The Lampoons: House on Haunted Hill

The Lampoons: House on Haunted Hill

A late night slot at the Pleasance Dome perfectly suits the latest offering from The Lampoons, a raucous, defiantly silly parody of the creaky well-loved William Castle classic, de… 

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Ovid's Metamorphoses

If you have a ticket to Pants On Fire’s Ovid’s Metamorphoses, you have in your possession a way of securing the ferryman’s passage to one of the most mischievous and charming… 

Electrolyte

Electrolyte

I was transfixed. 

Feed

Feed

Feed is a thought-provoking and memorable piece by Theatre Témoin that explores the insidious relationship between the Internet and capitalism. 

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Robert White brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh-packed hour. 

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons should be feeling pretty good right now. 

Criminal

Criminal

Welcome to Criminal, an anarchic improv night in which four comedians have an hour to solve a grisly murder. 

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after five sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious … 

Tape Facebook Live!

Tape Facebook Live!

Tape Face presents an evening with the best acts at the Edinburgh Fringe with a social media twist. 

Adam Riches Is Coach Coach 2: Coach Harder

Adam Riches Is Coach Coach 2: Coach Harder

The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner returns with this hotly anticipated sequel to his 2015 smash hit. 

It's Not a Sprint

It's Not a Sprint

‘Today is the day I make a decision. 

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

‘The most relevant comedian in Edinburgh’ (EdFestMag. 

A Clown Show About Rain

A Clown Show About Rain

Following the ‘audacious’ (**** (Scotsman)) and critically acclaimed Follow Suit, Silent Faces return to the Fringe with more physical political fooling in the heart-warming A … 

Revenants

Revenants

25 years after the murder of the Romanovs and 25 years before the murder of Martin Luther King, a group meet in an English birch wood. 

Adam Riches Is The Lone Dueller

Adam Riches Is The Lone Dueller

The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner returns with a brand-new show unlike anything else. 

Tom Houghton: The Honourable

Tom Houghton: The Honourable

Tom’s just been made ‘The Honourable’. 

Alabama God Damn

Alabama God Damn

An electric performance influenced by S-Town, True Detective and Seasick Steve. 

Clicking Comedians

Clicking Comedians

For over 25 years, Steve Best had been delighting audiences around the world with his particularly silly brand of stand-up comedy. 

Ben Hanlin: 50

Ben Hanlin: 50

TV magician Ben Hanlin returns to Edinburgh with his brand-new show. 

The Search for a Black-Browed Albatross

The Search for a Black-Browed Albatross

Coat? Check. 

Ismo: Words Apart

Ismo: Words Apart

Ismo will challenge your perception of words – and the world. 

I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With Why Have You Been Sleeping With My Wife: A Play by Christopher Bliss

I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With Why Have You Been Sleeping With My Wife: A Play by Christopher Bliss

Award-winning comedian Rob Carter’s cult-hit creation, Christopher Bliss, is back. 

The Journey

The Journey

You’ve just been dumped, but you’re stuck on a spaceship, alone with that person. 

Offstage

Offstage

What appears to be light and entertaining, can be dark and lonely behind the curtains. 

Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids!

Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids!

Kafka for kids? Karter thinks it’s a brilliant idea. 

Courtroom Play: A Courtroom Play

Courtroom Play: A Courtroom Play

Alex Stone is a hotshot lawyer about to make partner, when an urgent call from an old friend drags her back to the town she thought she’d left behind. 

AnimAlphabet: The Musical

AnimAlphabet: The Musical

High-energy actors, colourful puppets, amazing characters and fantastic songs combine to create AnimAlphabet: The Musical. 

The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue: Ham

The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue: Ham

The legendary terpsichorean twosome make their Edinburgh Fringe debut. 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Good morning, Edinburgh! Three funny, thought-provoking “menus” of ten-minute plays. 

The Rockford File

The Rockford File

There’s more than meets the mince pies in this appealing homage to 1970s TV Private Eye Jim Rockford, filtered through the lens of classic Ealing comedies and brilliant live roots … 

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2018: Pillow Talk

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2018: Pillow Talk

Join ‘the most renowned sketch troupe of them all’ (Independent) as they embark on another world tour. 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

So many comedians, so little time! Twelve top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase. 

The Comedy Reserve

The Comedy Reserve

The Pleasance Comedy Reserve is back for its 14th year at the Edinburgh Fringe with another four brilliant new acts, hand-picked by the Pleasance and supported by the Charlie Harti… 

Enter the Dragons

Enter the Dragons

Enter the Dragons is a riotous, surreal odyssey exploring the pressures facing women as they age. 

Yianni Agisilaou: I, Human

Yianni Agisilaou: I, Human

Are you stuck to your smartphone? Fearful that Facebook is listening to your every word? Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master. 

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice

Mawaan brings you a deeply personal and skilfully physical show about love, freedom and Missy Elliot. 

John Kearns: Don't Worry They're Here

John Kearns: Don't Worry They're Here

The only winner of the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards returns for an encore of his 2017 critically acclaimed hit. 

Flesh and Bone

Flesh and Bone

Winner: The Pleasance’s Charlie Hartill Award. 

A Sockful of Custard

A Sockful of Custard

Jeremy Stockwell and Chris Larner celebrate British comedy legend Spike Milligan with 90 minutes of laughs, songs, philosophy and utter, utter silliness. 

Comedians Against Humanity

Comedians Against Humanity

Join the audience wielding Cards Against Humanity to challenge the Fringe’s best comedians to create material on the spot. 

We Are Ian

We Are Ian

There’s something both hilarious and poignant about the dynamic between younger and older generations, the way in which the older relate the tales of their own youth to younger n… 

The Paper Cinema's Macbeth

The Paper Cinema's Macbeth

The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth is a dazzling feat of storytelling. 

Sophie Willan: Branded

Sophie Willan: Branded

Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. 

Dane Baptiste: G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)

Dane Baptiste: G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)

Original, provocative and exceptionally prolific, Dane returns to the Fringe with a show about our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure. 

Tom Allen: Absolutely

Tom Allen: Absolutely

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 … 

Cathy

Cathy

50 years ago, Ken Loach’s TV drama, Cathy Come Home, won plaudits for its gritty and honest treatment of homelessness. 

Sleeping Trees at the Movies

Sleeping Trees at the Movies

The Sleeping Trees feel like the love child of Police Cops and Max and Ivan: high-paced, energetic character comedy with inventive visual effects and impressive teamwork. 

Rachel Parris: Keynote

Rachel Parris: Keynote

Rachel Parris has been invited back to her old school to speak at prize giving, but what is she going to say? Is she even a role model at all? Rather than prepare for this speech a… 

Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education

The Wardrobe Ensemble returns to the Fringe festival with a fast-paced and incredibly entertaining look at the education system in BritainThe play focuses on the last day of school… 

Folie à Deux

Folie à Deux

Folie à Deux returns! Two of the stars of Fringe smash-hit Austentatious, Andrew Hunter Murray (No Such Thing As A Fish, No Such Thing As The News) and Charlotte Gittins (Grand Th… 

Adele Is Younger Than Us

Adele Is Younger Than Us

Adele is Younger Than Us is a hilarious, down to earth comedy about the everyday struggles that ‘normal’ girls face. 

Butt Kapinski

Butt Kapinski

When a show’s success or failure supposedly rests almost entirely on the skills and willingness of its audience, the trust and confidence placed between performer and viewer is t… 

Giants: For an Hour

Giants: For an Hour

After a sell-out debut show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, Giants return with their sophomore hour. 

Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star

Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star

It is a real privilege to get to spend time with Dave Johns for an hour as he recounts the rollercoaster that he has experienced since being cast as the lead part in Ken Loach’s … 

Max & Ivan: The Reunion

Max & Ivan: The Reunion

This is character comedy at its finest. 

Rhapsodes

Rhapsodes

Back for another year, Adam Meggido and Sean McCann of Showstoppers! fame return to wow us with what is possibly the most impressive improvisational feat at the Fringe. 

Hot Rocs

Hot Rocs

A unique cabaret experience brought to you from a stoner’s living room. 

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

The Fringe’s favourite flâneur returns, as always ‘excellently dry’ (Times) and ‘fresh, accessible and hilarious’ (Guardian), with another serving of his international hit show. 

Not About Heroes

Not About Heroes

Too often, we see the First World War as a stretch of years where only war happened, followed by years where the art about the war exploded in its disruptive manner. 

Gutted

Gutted

Gutted is a one-woman, solo show about IBD. 

Odyssey

Odyssey

The idea is a brilliant one: reducing an epic to the size of a man. 

Derailed

Derailed

Merce used to protest in the streets but now she just gets angry on Facebook. 

Berk's Nest Mid-Fest Comedy Special

Berk's Nest Mid-Fest Comedy Special

A spectacular night of comedy to celebrate the middle of the festival from award-winning production company Berk’s Nest, featuring festival favourites, the best new acts and specia… 

Tim Key: Work in Progress

Tim Key: Work in Progress

Late at night. 

Accessibility Gala

Accessibility Gala

Disability access at the Fringe is a joke. 

The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches

The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches

Don’t worry, I also had to Google most of the words in the title. 

AnimAlphabet the Musical

AnimAlphabet the Musical

Colin the Country Cockatoo is on a mission to reunite all the notes of the stave and save his friends from the dastardly plans of Calando the duck who wants to bring eternal silenc… 

Jenny Bede: Eggtime

Jenny Bede: Eggtime

Jenny Bede wants a baby. 

Catriona Knox: Adorable Deplorable

Catriona Knox: Adorable Deplorable

Behind every great man stands a great woman. 

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Incognito Theatre’s adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front is a solid, if predictable, production which ticks all of the necessary First World War boxes. 

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

With the overwhelming amount of options at the Fringe, Bite-Size allows one to see several short and sweet plays in the space of an hour. 

Police Cops in Space

Police Cops in Space

When a Fringe show sells out on opening night, you know it’s doing something right. 

The Star Seekers

The Star Seekers

Have you ever dreamt of flying to the moon? Meeting an alien? Becoming an astronaut? Join star seekers Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space where you take the steering … 

A Gala for Mental Health

A Gala for Mental Health

The Mental Health Foundation’s annual gala show returns for a third year. 

Questing Time

Questing Time

London’s Critical Hit comedy Dungeons & Dragons show is rolling into Edinburgh for one night only, five times! Join your host, Paul Foxcroft (Cariad & Paul, Marcus Brigstocke’s Una… 

Lloyd Griffith in:Undated

Lloyd Griffith in:Undated

For a show about a break-up, Lloyd Griffith in:Undated has all the comfortable generosity, grossness and joy of a long-term relationship. 

Siren

Siren

To be surprised by a show at the Fringe is a rare and wonderful thing. 

Live at the Pleasance

Live at the Pleasance

Join the Fringe’s best acts during a free live broadcast where anything could happen! Hand-picked by the Pleasance, every day features a different line-up of brilliant guests from … 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

The cast and crew of The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Plays coax their audience into starting their day bright and early with coffee, croissants and strawberries. 

Todd & God

Todd & God

Uplifting, fast-paced and heart-warming, Todd & God tells the tale of how God selected an atheist as her chosen one. 

Goodbear

Goodbear

As their hotel receptionist alter-egos, Henry Perryment and Joe Barnes help us check into The Hotel Après Vie for an hour of horror movie-themed entertainment. 

Flesh and Bone

Flesh and Bone

Imagine William Shakespeare wrote Attack the Block and you get Flesh and Bone, a tale of an East London tower block and it’s residents. 

Form

Form

Form is a wordless physical tragicomedy about escaping the pressures and boredoms of contemporary life, if only momentarily. 

Part of the Picture

Part of the Picture

Bletherbox provide an alternative insight into the lives of the men who worked and died on the Piper Alpha oil rig. 

The Midnight Beast: All Killer

The Midnight Beast: All Killer

Perhaps you’ve heard of The Midnight Beast? Their blend of comic indie-pop-rap began on a humble Youtube channel and moved to Channel Four just a few years later. 

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2017: Dream Sequence

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2017: Dream Sequence

When an Edinburgh Fringe virgin asks a seasoned Fringe-lover (that’s me, by the way) for show recommendations there are a number of shows I always highlight before reviews have e… 

Once Were Pirates

Once Were Pirates

The set of this play included a fish tank with a small toy fish that swam around in it. 

Audible Presents

Audible Presents

Audible presents four weekends of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for a new Audible stand-up series. 

The Glenda J Collective

The Glenda J Collective

The Glenda J Collective are four superheroes of improv, ready to smash your minds with improvised songs, sketches and japes created right there on the spot. 

The Expiration Date of Jonas Müller (Age 70)

The Expiration Date of Jonas Müller (Age 70)

Hi! I’m Jonas Müller (Age 27). 

Me and Robin Hood

Me and Robin Hood

I first met Robin Hood in the Autumn of 1975, as a seven-year-old boy, and we have been good mates ever since. 

Ingo's War

Ingo's War

The heart-warming tale of Ingo the dog and his journey of bravery, hope and finding courage where you thought you had none. 

The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

Join your hosts Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler as they take the late-night chat show to its illogical conclusion. 

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after four sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious … 

Dad's Army Radio Hour

Dad's Army Radio Hour

Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold, with the immort… 

Suspicious Minds

Suspicious Minds

It’s been a particularly tough year for Mark and Fran. 

6 x 6 x 6

6 x 6 x 6

In their 12th year, Comedians’ Theatre Company has become synonymous with exciting new writing and pushing comedians’ performance boundaries by casting them in works of theatre. 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

So many comedians, so little time! Twelve top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase. 

The Comedy Reserve

The Comedy Reserve

The Pleasance Comedy Reserve is back for its 13th year at the Edinburgh Fringe with another four brilliant new acts, handpicked by the Pleasance and supported by the Charlie Hartil… 

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

Marcel Lucont is one of the great comic characters of the new millenium; a soft-spoken Gallic egotist with bare feet beneath his blue suit, and a large glass of pinot noir permanen… 

Often Onstage

Often Onstage

At its most fundamental, theatre could be described as a series of entrances and exits, with a variety of complex journeys thrown in between the two to spice things up. 

Andrew Hunter Murray: Round One

Andrew Hunter Murray: Round One

Andrew Hunter Murray, star of Fringe smash-hit Austentatious ***** (Times), QI podcast No Such Thing as a Fish and No Such Thing as the News (BBC Two), presents his debut solo hour… 

Lou Sanders: What's That Lady Doing?

Lou Sanders: What's That Lady Doing?

It is a rare treat to see surrealist comedy this good. 

BEASTS Present Mr Edinburgh 2016

BEASTS Present Mr Edinburgh 2016

Sketch troupe BEASTS are not here to perform sketches. 

Knightmare Live: The Game Has Changed

Knightmare Live: The Game Has Changed

For many like me Knightmare was watched with a religious fever back in the 90s. 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

On top of the breakfast (croissant, coffee and strawberries), there is a handful of ten-minute theatre pieces that are eccentric, funny and outrageous. 

Police Cops

Police Cops

In its second year at the fringe, Police Cops is a spoof boys-in-blue parody along the lines of Police Squad. 

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast): 100 Year Anniversary

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast): 100 Year Anniversary

To commemorate the 100th year of the Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) the gang have invited back some of the best loved guests from the back catalogue, and some new faces, to help celebra… 

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches!

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches!

I’m sure we’re all used to growing the Fringe brochure and seeing shows with enigmatic titles which tell you nothing about the eventual content. 

The Inevitable Heartbreak of Gavin Plimsole

The Inevitable Heartbreak of Gavin Plimsole

This quirkily named show from young company SharkLegs follows the story of Gavin Plimsole as he finds out he has a rare heart defect which could end his life at any moment. 

Nel

Nel

Nel is a charming little love letter to cinema that follows foley artist, Nel, on her misadventures with her insufferable aunt, demanding boss and a hopeful screenwriter. 

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

Too often, successful American comedians make their way to the UK assuming that audiences are as easy to please as they are back home. 

Ben Hanlin: Trickhead

Ben Hanlin: Trickhead

At the end of Trickhead, Ben Hanlin asks the audience to tell everyone about the show but not to spoil the tricks. 

Sarah Callaghan: 24

Sarah Callaghan: 24

I like Sarah Callaghan. 

A Gala For Mental Health

A Gala For Mental Health

Top comedians Felicity Ward, Chris Gethard, Susan Calman, Richard Gadd and Martha McBrier team up for a gala show to explore the funny side of mental ill-health – and to raise mo… 

James Veitch: Game Face

James Veitch: Game Face

We’ve all been irritated by unfair traffic fines and generic email newsletters. 

Fossils

Fossils

Fossils is an intriguing play where scepticism meets the loch ness monster. 

Boris: World King

Boris: World King

A lot has happened to Boris Johnson since Boris: World King’s runaway success at last year’s Fringe. 

Kill the Beast: Don't Wake the Damp

Kill the Beast: Don't Wake the Damp

The reason to go and see Don’t Wake the Damp is simply for the moment after you’ve walked out, sat down with your pint, and think: ‘There’s no way I could’ve predicted an… 

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

Parris has a seemingly natural knack for creating comedy imbued with emotional depth that doesn’t feel forced or insecure. 

Think No Evil of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams

Think No Evil of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams

Twentieth anniversary performance of David Benson’s Fringe First Award-winning tour de force, showing Kenneth Williams at his funniest and his most badly behaved. 

Hardeep Singh Kohli's Mix Tape

Hardeep Singh Kohli's Mix Tape

Hardeep Singh Kohli was meant to talk about seven nostalgic songs within his hour show, Mix Tape. 

Lili La Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

Lili La Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

For a night of revelry and a hot mix of incredible performances, Lili La Scala’s Another F*cking Variety Show is a tough show to rival. 

En Folkefiende

En Folkefiende

En Folkefiende, in English, translates as An Enemy of the People, and in this clever and modernised adaptation of Ibsen’s classic tale, Brad Birch has written a scandalous piece … 

Dusty Horne's Sound and Fury

Dusty Horne's Sound and Fury

Do you know what a foley artist does? No? Well here’s your chance to find out from Hollywood’s unsung hero, Dusty Horne. 

Tank

Tank

Breach Theatre blew everyone away with The Beanfield last year, and their new show, Tank, is no disappointment, retaining their distinctive brand of semi-devised/semi-verbatim thea… 

Katy Brand: I Was a Teenage Christian

Katy Brand: I Was a Teenage Christian

One Sunday, aged 13, Katy Brand went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. 

Luke Kempner: Judi Dench Broke My Heart

Luke Kempner: Judi Dench Broke My Heart

Judi Dench Broke My Heart is a farcical hour of spot-on impressions, loosely tied together with a basic premise: Luke Kempner is marrying Judi Dench, and the congregation has a few… 

Ten Storey Love Song
BOBBY WINNER

Ten Storey Love Song

Ten Storey Love Song may be the greatest Fringe show I’ve ever encountered. 

WiFi Wars

WiFi Wars

Ahead of his national tour in 2017, Steve McNeil (Videogame Nation, Dara O’Briain’s Go8Bit) presents the future of live video gaming comedy! Log in with your charged smartphone/tab… 

Nina Conti and Simon Munnery Whack it Up the Flagpole

Nina Conti and Simon Munnery Whack it Up the Flagpole

Weird cabaret. At the end of the day does it matter? Comedy pioneers Nina Conti and Simon Munnery bring their playful best, plus oddball guests from across the Fringe.  

We Are Ian

We Are Ian

It’s difficult trying to describe We Are Ian. 

Max & Ivan: Our Story

Max & Ivan: Our Story

Max & Ivan are celebrating the anniversary of when they met – and having in recent years become a staple of the Fringe, it’s easy to understand why. 

Best of HUB

Best of HUB

HUB is back in Edinburgh with a weekly line-up of brilliant acts! Catch the sell-out, smash-hit comedy night, with some of the most exciting names at this year’s festival, hand-pic… 

A Remarkable Person

A Remarkable Person

It’s a little bizarre to go and see something which calls itself ‘a touch of genius’ in its description. 

Live at the Pleasance

Live at the Pleasance

In a free live broadcast where anything could happen, join some very special guest hosts as they meet the Fringe’s finest acts. 

Children and Animals

Children and Animals

Florence Read’s play takes place in a hotel room. 

Callisto: A Queer Epic

Callisto: A Queer Epic

Callisto: A Queer Epic is a thoughtful piece of theatre which explores social conflicts that coincide with the queer lifestyle. 

Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke

Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke

Reprint Productions present The Ruby in the Smoke, a detective story that delights in its Victorian setting, following the adventures of resourceful Sally Lockhart. 

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

Big Bite is celebrating it’s 10-year Fringe anniversary with a ‘best of’ showcase: although an enjoyable selection of short pieces - effectively boiling down to long sketches… 

Bucket List

Bucket List

What do you do when your mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption? In the case of Milagros, you fight for the justice your mother was denied and see… 

Epic Love and Pop Songs

Epic Love and Pop Songs

This is a pretty great show. 

A Regular Little Houdini

A Regular Little Houdini

Houdini came to Newport twice in the early twentieth century - not a piece of information you’d find at the top of Houdini’s Wikipedia page, but of utmost significance to young Ala… 

Audible Presents

Audible Presents

Audible presents a series of completely free live performances and special guest appearances, celebrating the best of spoken word comedy. 

The Marked

The Marked

As a boy, Jack lived in a world of monsters and invisible guardians, as he fought to protect the people he loved. 

D.R.E.A.M.

D.R.E.A.M.

Why do we forget our dreams? Why can’t we control them? And how can dreams impact on our day-to-day lives? Touching Sky Young Company explore a society where dreams are an unpreced… 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

So many comedians, so little time! Twelve top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase. 

Arthur Smith – The Arturart Museum of Socks

Arthur Smith – The Arturart Museum of Socks

A unique exhibition telling the little known but inspirational story of socks. 

Des Bishop: Grey Matters

Des Bishop: Grey Matters

One of Ireland’s most successful comedians is back in Edinburgh with a show about getting older. 

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after three sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious… 

Garrett Millerick: The Dreams Stuff is Made of

Garrett Millerick: The Dreams Stuff is Made of

On his misguided quest to follow his dreams, Garrett Millerick got locked in a shipping container by Eminem, directed hip-hop videos for deluded city traders and once made a featur… 

Comedy Reserve at the Dome

Comedy Reserve at the Dome

Catch four of the best new acts on the comedy circuit in the twelfth year of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve, supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund. 

Neil Henry: Mindwangler

Neil Henry: Mindwangler

YouTube sensation Neil Henry is back following his five-star sell-out show Mindsquirm, the hilarious and brain-scratchingly mystifying show that What’sOnStage. 

Iphigenia In Splott

Iphigenia In Splott

The link between Greek myth and a deprived district of Cardiff is not an obvious one, and Iphigenia in Splott raises this intriguing question tantalisingly. 

Neil Henry's Magical Mindsquirm

Neil Henry's Magical Mindsquirm

You probably expect misdirection from magic, but it’s a rare thing for it to move you. 

Yve Blake: Lie Collector

Yve Blake: Lie Collector

Yve Blake is fascinated by the lies we tell and has even gone so far as to set up a website where you can anonymously reveal the various untruths you’ve told. 

The Pin: Ten Seconds with The Pin

The Pin: Ten Seconds with The Pin

It’s almost impossible to see a sketch show that doesn’t have its misses; hit and miss is so much of an audience expectation it has almost become the received format. 

Tom Neenan: The Andromeda Paradox

Tom Neenan: The Andromeda Paradox

Following last year’s generally well-received comic homage to the Edwardian Ghost Story (The Haunting of Lopham House), writer and performer Tom Neenan shifts his genre gaze forw… 

Lazy Susan: Double Act

Lazy Susan: Double Act

Deceptively sweet, Lazy Susan bring a cheeky malevolence to their character-driven sketch comedy. 

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is a tale ingrained in our cultural consciousness. 

Nathan Caton: Straight Outta Middlesex

Nathan Caton: Straight Outta Middlesex

Once he gets going, Nathan Caton’s anecdotes and stories are funny, clever and a pleasure to listen to. 

Lee Nelson: Suited & Booted

Lee Nelson: Suited & Booted

Fresh from headlining Glastonbury with Kanye West and bribing Sepp Blatter at FIFA’s headquarters, Lee Nelson returns to the place where it all started. 

Tats Nkonzo: The African With Wifi

Tats Nkonzo: The African With Wifi

‘One of the best acts to happen to South African comedy’ (Argus). 

Massive Dad 2.0: Step Up 2 Massive Dad

Massive Dad 2.0: Step Up 2 Massive Dad

Massive Dad (Liz Kingsman, Tessa Coates, and Stevie Martin) have a sense of humour like Japanese fusion cooking, with their combination of social detail and zaniness. 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe is a comedy showcase of comedy and variety acts from all over the fringe with a simple but entertaining premise: each performer, all selected by comedy website Chortle,… 

The Sunset Five

The Sunset Five

Sunset Five puts a quirky British twist on a thrilling heist drama. 

Jess Robinson: The Rise of Mighty Voice

Jess Robinson: The Rise of Mighty Voice

Jess Robinson is a first class mimic. 

Captain Morgan 2: The Sea of Souls
BOBBY WINNER

Captain Morgan 2: The Sea of Souls

Captain Morgan is back – and now he is armed with the Sands of Time. 

Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams

Rose’s earliest memory is a ruined birthday party at the age of eighteen. 

Unmythable

Unmythable

An engaging, inventive and deliciously silly ride, Unmythable will appeal to anyone who enjoys either Greek legends or big laughs. 

Ben Russell: The Tokyo Hotel

Ben Russell: The Tokyo Hotel

This show begins with the sound of drums and then a dreadful storm and so gives its audience certain expectations of what is to come but, as Russell himself exclaims, “prepare yo… 

Impossible

Impossible

Alan Cox is Harry Houdini and Phill Jupitus is Arthur Conan Doyle in a play exploring a belief in the spiritual and the reasons that can lead you to believe in something which nobo… 

The Hampstead Murder Mystery!

The Hampstead Murder Mystery!

When High Court Justice Sir Horace Fewbanks is found dead, Detective Inspector Chippenfield and Detective Sergeant Rolfe are on the case to find the killer. 

Fiction

Fiction

Fiction is unlike anything else you’ll see at the Fringe. 

Blind Man's Song

Blind Man's Song

Conceived and directed by Guillaume Pigé, Blind Man’s Song follows the imagination of a blind musician at the speed of thought. 

A Very British Childhood

A Very British Childhood

We are invited into the supposedly idyllic lives of an average suburban family, where absolutely nothing is amiss. 

The Solid Life of Sugar Water

The Solid Life of Sugar Water

Graeae Theatre Company, according to the information sheet handed out before the start of the show, sees itself as ‘a force for change in world-class theatre – breaking down ba… 

Best of HUB

Best of HUB

Seated and ready for some late night entertainment in the Pleasance Dome, Best of HUB brings the best of the best from the Fringe arena, providing a mixture of stand-up comedians a… 

The Jest: The Five Humours

The Jest: The Five Humours

Like some much of our interaction with the wider world, it starts with a button. 

Eating Seals and Seagulls' Eggs

Eating Seals and Seagulls' Eggs

Eating Seals and Seagulls’ Eggs is a poetic telling of Ireland’s ‘most hated woman’ – Peig Sayers. 

Divas

Divas

Divas charts the relationship of two men from first meeting to last parting. 

The Year of The Hare

The Year of The Hare

I would like to preface this review by saying that I think this production could be fantastic. 

Spillikin – A Love Story

Spillikin – A Love Story

Spillikin, expertly directed and written by Jon Welch, follows two periods in the life of Sally, a charming and rebellious woman who married her unlikely childhood companion, the c… 

Loranga, Masarin and Dartanjang

Loranga, Masarin and Dartanjang

Loranga, Masarin and Dartanjang could perhaps be best described as the illegitimate love child of CBeebies and Michael Gondry, conceived in a fever dream. 

Max and Ivan: The End

Max and Ivan: The End

In Max and Ivan: The End, the eponymous duo take you on a guided tour of the small town of Sudley-on-Sea, introducing you to all of the residents. 

Big Bite Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite Size Breakfast Show

Only in Edinburgh could you start your morning off having breakfast while watching some theatre. 

The Girl Who Fell in Love With the Moon

The Girl Who Fell in Love With the Moon

A troupe of hopeful Fringe performers get lost in the woods, forced to deliver their starry-eyed show to the “nonexistent” audience. 

Ari Shaffir: This is Not Happening

Ari Shaffir: This is Not Happening

Years ago Ari Shaffir and some of his comedian buddies were sitting around in LA telling stories. 

Titus Andronicus: An All-Female Production

Titus Andronicus: An All-Female Production

Smooth Faced Gentlemen have subverted the original performance conditions of Shakespeare’s plays, which were all-male productions, and have tackled his bloodiest tragedy, Titus A… 

Adam Riches is Coach Coach

Adam Riches is Coach Coach

While Riches’ audiences are usually treated – one might say subjected, if you’re on the front row - to an abundance of audience participation, this year’s iteration feature… 

Captain Morgan 1: The Sands of Time
BOBBY WINNER

Captain Morgan 1: The Sands of Time

If you think that swashbuckling adventures are only for children, think again. 

Pappy's Presents...The Secret Dudes Society

Pappy's Presents...The Secret Dudes Society

Two-time Edinburgh Comedy award nominees and stars of BBC Three’s Badults, Pappy’s, bring their comedy club to the Edinburgh Fringe for four very special shows. 

Portrait

Portrait

In her one-woman play, Portrait, Racheal Ofori fuses poetry, music and monologues as she gives her take on the perception of role models and cultural stereotypes with black women i… 

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised spins out a fully-fledged, one hour show, firmly founded on nothing more than the performers’ wit, charm, comedic reflexes and audi… 

Lili la Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

Lili la Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

The hottest ticket of the Fringe is back! Treat yourself to a late night date with Lili la Scala and her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati. 

China Doll – A Neuropera in Four Seasons

China Doll – A Neuropera in Four Seasons

LET Award Finalist. 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Big Mouth Strikes Again

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Big Mouth Strikes Again

When you’ve a mouth this big, is it any wonder you get into trouble? The Fringe’s favourite comedian, broadcaster, journalist and chef explains all in a brand new show. 

All the King's Men Photo Exhibition

All the King's Men Photo Exhibition

A series of personal portraits of extraordinary men. 

The Pleasance Comedy Reserve

The Pleasance Comedy Reserve

Catch four of the hottest new acts on the comedy circuit in the 11th year of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve, supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund. 

Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

Beckett’s back with a brand new hour of funnies and he’s taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, BBC Two’s Mock the Week, Channe… 

Wireless Theatre Presents: Couples Who Changed the World

Wireless Theatre Presents: Couples Who Changed the World

Ever had a burning desire to see radio entertainment being made in the studio? Me neither. 

Light

Light

In a technological netherworld, government agents struggle against rebels for control of the ‘mindspace. 

merry christmas, Ms Meadows

merry christmas, Ms Meadows

During the last few years, the Belarus Free Theatre company has built a strong reputation in issue-based theatre, utilising a wide range of performance techniques to frame and ex… 

Deborah Frances-White: Half a Can of Worms

Deborah Frances-White: Half a Can of Worms

Australian born Frances-White was adopted into a loving family as a baby. 

Cariad & Paul: A Two-Player Adventure

Cariad & Paul: A Two-Player Adventure

A completely spontaneous improv adventure, taking one word from the audience and immersing them in a bespoke world of bizarre scenes and bold characters. 

McNeil and Pamphilon Go 8-Bit!

McNeil and Pamphilon Go 8-Bit!

Returning to an even bigger venue this year, sketch duo McNeil and Pamphilon reprise their geekalicious gameshow for this year’s Fringe: once again McNeil and Pamphilon Go 8 Bit … 

Wingman

Wingman

This chuckling two-man verse-play charts part of the life of a TFL office worker trying to navigate life’s rocky road after the death of his mother and reappearance of his fath… 

Travesti

Travesti

Travesti claims to emphasise the absurdity of the difficulties women face by putting their words into the mouths – and bodies – of men. 

Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2014: Real Feelings

Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2014: Real Feelings

Stepping into some pretty big comedy shoes, Cambridge Footlights have brought a fast-paced sketch and improv show to this year’s Fringe. 

Des Bishop: Made in China

Des Bishop: Made in China

Born in America, Irish-bred and currently residing in China, it’s a safe bet that Des Bishop has a diverse collection of experiences and stories to share. 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is Your Love

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is Your Love

Full disclosure: I came very close to tears during Hardeep is Your Love. 

Dan Nightingale is Trying His Best Not to Be a Dick

Dan Nightingale is Trying His Best Not to Be a Dick

After a hilarious pre-show announcement which tells the audience to prepare themselves for an “extravaganza”, Dan Nightingale has set the bar for himself considerably high. 

Goodbye Gunther

Goodbye Gunther

Frank Wurzinger’s Goodbye Günther takes the audience on a curious little journey through facing the inevitabilities of life and death, which provides ample amounts of gentle hum… 

Tom Rosenthal: Meme, Myself and I

Tom Rosenthal: Meme, Myself and I

Tired of being tired of panel shows? This show is for you! About the internet, it differs enough from other ones to make it legally viable but not enough to make you feel uncomfort… 

#MyWay

#MyWay

Young Pleasance has built up a reputation as a company surprisingly close in quality to many more adult and professional theatre troupes at the Fringe. 

Swimming

Swimming

The sea has inspired fear, dread, awe or hope in many a work of literature. 

Foul Play. The F*cking Nasty Show

Foul Play. The F*cking Nasty Show

Foul Play offers up the filthiest material from the most daring comics, and it really doesn’t disappoint. 

The Hive

The Hive

The Hive presents a dystopian future which functions by the principle of “safety in segregation”: each person lives isolated in an eight-by-eight-metre cell and can communica… 

Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie and I

Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie and I

Dan Clark is back on form. 

Another F*cking Variety Show

Another F*cking Variety Show

If you’re looking for a variety show that is deliciously sexy, a little bit bizarre and a whole lot of unbridled, raucous fun, look no further. 

Marcel Lucont Is

Marcel Lucont Is

One has to admire Alexis Dubus’ character of Marcel Lucont. 

Joseph Morpurgo: Odessa

Joseph Morpurgo: Odessa

Joseph Morpurgo’s epic, sprawling opus opens with a montage of a VHS recorded presentation of early ‘80s TV adverts and news reports from the city of Odessa, Texas. 

Friday I'm in Love

Friday I'm in Love

The poptacular London band started thirty minutes late for their three and half hour set, most likely due to technical difficulties or the arrangement of the room. 

The Curing Room

The Curing Room

The intriguing central premise of The Curing Room is based upon a terrifying true story. 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

The line-up of this comedy showcase changes daily, making each viewing unique. 

Jason Cook: Broken

Jason Cook: Broken

Jason Cook reveals near the beginning of Broken that his journey into stand-up comedy was a stereotypical one. 

Mat Ricardo: Showman

Mat Ricardo: Showman

Juggling is impressive. 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks

Performed with delightful Victorian flair and charm, magic has never looked quite so dashing and debonair. 

When It Rains

When It Rains

Never have I laughed out loud so much at a show which has left me feeling so hollow. 

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

It is a truth universally acknowledged that starting a review of Austentatious with ‘it is a truth universally acknowledged’ is so cliché that the author should be beaten. 

Shappi Khorsandi: Because I'm Shappi...

Shappi Khorsandi: Because I'm Shappi...

Shappi Khorsandi is set to take Edinburgh by storm at this year’s Festival with her show, Because I’m Shappi. 

The Word Café

The Word Café

Take two Radio 4 poets, Matt Harvey: ‘. 

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

It is amazing what a coffee and a croissant can do to a bleary-eyed audience. 

Jonny & The Baptists: The Satiric Verses

Jonny & The Baptists: The Satiric Verses

From Bruce Springsteen to Mitch Benn, music has long been a great vehicle for political enlightenment and for having a good liberal whinge. 

Lorraine & Alan

Lorraine & Alan

Lorraine and Alan adapts an Orkney folktale about selkies - seals who shed their skin to become human - and places it in the contemporary world. 

John Conway Tonight

John Conway Tonight

The John Conway Tonight show is an oddball comedy night that could be called A Comedian’s Descent into Madness. 

Broke

Broke

Broke sells itself as a collection of dramatised verbatim interviews tied together less narratively than thematically, the exchanges centring on the financial circumstances of thei… 

Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice

Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice

Join the star of BBC1’s Dead Ringers, Impressions Show, and Jim Cartwright’s Little Voice for a sublime hour of laughter as she impersonates everyone from classic Hollywood sta… 

Lloyd Langford: Old Fashioned

Lloyd Langford: Old Fashioned

A stand-up show about feeling bamboozled by the modern world. 

Adam of the Riches

Adam of the Riches

2011 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches returns with a brand new hour of phenomenal bullshit. 

The Comedy Reserve

The Comedy Reserve

Catch four of the hottest new acts on the comedy circuit in the 10th year of the Pleasance’s Comedy Reserve, supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund. 

Blofeld & Baxter: Memories of Test Match Special

Blofeld & Baxter: Memories of Test Match Special

Back by popular demand! Even more untold stories from TMS! Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter cordially invite you to join them on a trip down memory lane to discover fascinating untol… 

Andrew O'Neill's History of Heavy Metal

Andrew O'Neill's History of Heavy Metal

Andrew O’Neill (Buzzcocks, Museum Of Curiosity, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle) knows more about metal than you’ve had hot dinners. 

Tim FitzHigham: Hellfire

Tim FitzHigham: Hellfire

True spirit of the Fringe, multi award-winning, Perrier nominated expeditionary comedian, author and explorer Tim FitzHigham is back in a brand new show. 

McQueen: McQueen

McQueen: McQueen

When comedian/producer McQueen Adams called up Timothy Oakley of Phantogram fame he wanted to create something nobody had ever seen before. 

Nathan Caton: Teenage Mutant Nathan Caton

Nathan Caton: Teenage Mutant Nathan Caton

The award-winning Nathan Caton (BBC2’s Mock the Week, BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, News Quiz and Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing) brings his wonderfully entertaining new show to the… 

Happy

Happy

What does it mean to be happy in 2014? How is it even possible? No jobs, no cash and no hope. 

Aardman Model Making Workshops

Aardman Model Making Workshops

Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own classic character, at these hands-on clay modelling workshops with Aardman’s Lead Senior Model Mak…