Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first against our responsibility as a society towards children as a whole, this dark tale, written by and starring BAFTA aw…
There are moments of brilliance in this one-person-variety-show, but Joan’s intriguing idea is let down by lack of critical editing.
Richard from The Carpenters used to be on top of the world looking down on creation, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen.
Anglichanka is an exhilarating comedy show about living in the USSR in the 90s and going back as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian.
Blind Spots, an Indian Kaleidoscope, is a devised production staged by the students of Delhi University and depicts the life of a people, narrates different aspects of a history an…
It’s pop in a dazzling new costume.
A panel of comedians discuss everyone’s favourite topic – women.
A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted tale.
This outrageously talented 23-year-old Irishman shot to Fringe fame last year with an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination and bookings on McIntyre’s Big Show, Live at the Apollo and …
Comedy superstar John Bishop is returning to Fringe with a brand new work in progress show Winging It.
All the way from India, Aditi’s Edinburgh debut explores how her place in our global village makes her feel she belongs nowhere and everywhere at the same time.
Rhys Nicholson announces his entrance by welcoming us to this ‘sold-out bring an imaginary friend show.
Nick Cody returns for his third year at the Fringe after successes with Beard Game Strong and Come Get Some.
Certain thoughts are inevitable when you hear the title Hans: Mein Camp, and the chances are they will probably be accurate.
She’s not a ghost.
John Lynn was on top of the world.
Bigger, bolder and more brilliant than before! Time travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a brand-new marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young…
Performing to a deservedly sold out crowd, this piece aims to start a conversation with its audience about a topic that is too often neglected.
A thoroughly enjoyable romp through David Attenborough’s imagined early adventures.
Perhaps you thought, as admittedly I did, that Ian Smith’s 2017 show title was making some kind of reference to the much used and abused colloquial term for “special snowflake�…
Georgie’s got 99 problems but disability is basically the main one.
Tired of the conventions of both the left and right, KMT – acronym for the Caribbean Patois expression ‘kiss mi teeth’, a mouth gesture used to show annoyance – is a debut hour…
After 2016’s slightly disappointing Pelican, Elf Lyons returns to the Fringe this year with a comic masterpiece that elucidates her status as a master of the alternative form.
Do you like coffee? Award-winning comedian Tom Goodliffe likes it so much he accepted a challenge: visit all the cafes on the London Specialty Coffee Map.
Join visionary character comedy maverick Tom Skelton on a wild gallop through the history of blindness and his own sight loss.
Comedy Cabaret hosted by ‘supremely talented comic’ (Time Out) Abigail Burdess and her glamorous assistant Dave! Abigail wrote for the BAFTA-winning That Mitchell and Webb Look and…
Did you know that when you go through a break-up you become 25% uglier? Newly single and living in the trendy part of town, Tamar is nervous about leaving the house.
Magnificent Bastard Productions have become a hit at the Fringe throughout the last few years with their productions of Shit-Faced Shakespeare.
Bracing maritime sketch show from Eggbox Comedy.
Character comedian Maddy Anholt returns following five-star sell-outs at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Soho Theatre with a brand spanking new and hilarious hour that delves into her…
Dave is on the beach, in Mexico, drinking margaritas.
I know what you’re thinking: Love alcohol? You’ll love this show.
Australian comedian Laura Davis makes her Edinburgh Fringe debut after a stand-up career ten years strong, and her experience shows in her show Cake In The Rain.
Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer star of Storage Hunters.
Pernilla is a Norwegian on a journey through her past.
Thought-provoking theatre and assured acting are on offer at this show, which is split into two plays, both written by the late playwright James Saunders, a one-time mentor to Tom …
Sean Kelly is the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer star of Storage Hunters.
I’m guilty of being a magic sceptic.
Love films? So, does Sooz Kempner (Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer, Funny Women Variety Award winner) in a brand-new stand-up show about how great movies can change your entire…
‘Modern comedy? We owe it all to one man’ (Chortle.
The Unmarried is an original piece of writing making its Fringe debut.
Manual Cinema is a very special kind of company.
No offence guys, but Anne ‘Eddo’ Edmonds is recognised as one of Australia’s most exciting comedians.
An appeal to those in power, uniquely created and performed by a group of unaccompanied, young refugee men from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Somalia and Albania.
Put your drinks down and your hands together, all the way from Domremy in France (via Soho and 600 years) it’s JOAN! An earthy story of courage, conviction, hope, survival and love…
In a darkly comic, brutally honest and extremely current piece of new writing, Martin Murphy depicts the life of one woman who is striving to make a difference in the world.
The best shows at the Edinburgh Fringe are the unexpected ones.
I’ve left theatres in all sorts of states from elation to depression, anger to jubilation, in tears and totally numb.
Anyone wandering around central Edinburgh this festival will likely have noticed the large billboards and posters advertising No Horizon, a new musical of Broadway styled proportio…
Power yourself up with a cult Edinburgh favourite.
How can hell be liberal and forgiveness be punishment? Contradictions like these are part of the challenge of this provocative piece of writing and performance.
As you enter the white clinical looking surroundings of a backroom in the medical quad of the Underbelly you are greeted by a Stepford smiling woman who calmly leads you to your se…
Looking as fly as a Blaxploitation cop and picked by Time Out as ‘one to watch’, Masud Milas has quickly become an exciting new act emerging on the UK comedy circuit.
I’ve been mulling over more scholarly words to describe Neal Portenza and his show, but I honestly cannot fight the urge to call it batshit.
Princes of Main return with another sketch show chock-a-block with odd characters, witty one liners and silliness.
Tom Neenan appears to be making his way through the genres with his one-man/many characters shows: Edwardian ghost story in 2014, and 1950s-styled British science fiction thriller …
The Impromptunes take the first suggestion by the audience and make a musical out of it.
Shrapnel theatre’s new Fringe show The D-List attempts to address the issues of celebrity and fame in the modern day world of Twitter, reality TV and a culture that idolises thos…
With a script and songs by Desmond O’Connor, this new musical tells the tale of the legendary night that TV superstar, Kenny Everett and rock god, Freddie Mercury dressed Lady Di…
Good Kids are back, and this time they’ve had a few.
Workplace drama can become pretty intense.
Joining the ranks of slightly nerdy comedians who primarily joke about their non-existent sex lives, So You Think You’re Funny finalist Alex Kealy is a safe bet for some well-tho…
She put her hopes and dreams on hold supporting him and helping him achieve his.
It’s a struggle to review Holly Burn.
A near universal truth about comics is that they will bear some sort of emotional scars from their childhood.
The best kept secret in comedy Dyer and Whitney are back with their unique, original and hilarious character comedy sketches and songs! You have never seen a sketch like it.
Geoff Norcott, as he points out quite early on in his set, has not been seen on television.
Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West return to unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility.
Debut hour from multi award-winning Welsh stand-up.
American comedian Patrick Melton (Comedy Central, VH1, Spike) debuts at the Fringe, feverishly deconstructing his ongoing frustrations with life, love and losing out.
The Thinking Drinkers are back at the Fringe and this year they’re serving up a whistle stop tour of the world’s boozy traditions, mixing up a cocktail of historical facts, fil…
Queen has been the soundtrack to Funny Women Variety Award winner Sooz Kempner’s entire life.
Fresh from Cardiff’s The Other Room, difficult|stage bring their unique and highly acclaimed brand of theatre and comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
It’s always exciting to witness the world premiere of new writing, especially when it’s a British born production.
Akin to a sort of Galaxy Quest on stage, The Starship Osiris is a non-stop comedic spoof space romp.
The year is 2061 and Tom Skelton is dead.
At last year’s Fringe, Colin Cloud packed out the house with his show Kills where, amongst the baffling displays of supernatural prowess, he killed and resurrected an audience me…
It’s not too likely that a straight production of The Pirates of Penzance would garner that wide an audience at the Fringe – a Gilbert and Sullivan musical isn’t the most buz…
Six and a half stone of vegan fury.
There’s a specific challenge involved when reviewing autobiographical shows surrounding horrendous personal suffering, in this case performer Karen Hobbs’ diagnosis and treatme…
When he speaks of his father’s ‘talkative blue eyes’, you know immediately from where Wil Greenway gets his knack for beautiful storytelling.
This show is about ghosts having a pizza party.
At the Fringe last year, some members of Christian Talbot’s audience got up to leave part-way through his show, explaining that they thought he would ‘be more Irish’.
‘Brilliant, original, visual comedy’ (Harry Hill).
With over two million subscribers to his YouTube channel and fifty two million views and counting for his first Disney parody video After Ever After, Jon Cozart is something of a s…
This loveable one woman character comedy following the trials and tribulations of a disillusioned ex-falconer might swoop and miss occasionally, but certainly looks hilarious as it…
The Labour Of Laugh features the cracks in careers and the jokes in jobs, including incompetence, time wasters, blaggers and more.
Patrick Morris walks on stage.
I’m not entirely sure where the title of the show came from, as love handles are never mentioned or a part of any of the sketches that The Cambridge Footlights perform but, frank…
If at first you don’t succeed, try online dating.
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Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility.
There may be no I in team, but this absurd romp through the history of an imagined football club is performed by one man.
Millerick returns with his most acerbic and painfully funny hour yet.
Like Britain? Too bad, asshole.
From the team who brought you Shit-Faced Shakespeare comes an all new, all singing, all drinking, musical show! Shit-Faced Showtime by the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions…
FUBAR Radio and Underbelly present The Underbelly Radio Shows recorded live from 12:30pm each day at Ermintrude, Underbelly hosts a series of live radio broadcasts brought to you b…
Everything That’s Wrong With the Universe is a one-woman sketch show performed by Gemma Arrowsmith.
Life’s weightier questions are thoroughly demolished in Dan Lees’ Brainchild, an award-winning physical comedy that veers from the profound to the ridiculous.
There’s probably some truth to the idea that going through a profound personal crisis makes it easier to produce a stand-up show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Newcomer Penny Greenhalgh is dropping her debut show Pop Pop like it’s hot – a hot mess of sketch, stand-up and ice dancing.
Jennie, a young spoken word artist from Tunbridge Wells, is on a quest to bring her show to anyone who will watch it.
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