Comedy

Sleeping Trees: World Tour

Comedy trio Joshua George Smith, John Woodburn and James Dunnell-Smith form Sleeping Trees, a sketch comedy group specialising in quirky, physical and fast paced content. The group are returning to the Fringe after their smash hit show last year...

Emily Ferrier: A Broad Abroad

“This is gonna feel a lot like a one-night stand,” begins Emily Ferrier, a perfect phrase to encapsulate Ferrier’s affectionate, yet no-holds-barred perspective on the world. Her Edinburgh Fringe debut, A Broad Abroad, is a highly original and...

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-Faced Shakespeare is the epitome of what a Fringe show should be: rowdy, risqué, and reckless. Not a novice at the Fringe, the troupe of five actors performing one of Shakespeare’s great works is returning for yet another year. This time,...

A Clown Show About Rain

At first glance, A Clown Show About Rain appears to be just that – a clown show about the weather. As the show goes on and themes develop, however, it becomes apparent that it is so much more than that. Using the rain as a metaphor for...

The Understudies

On this particular afternoon, as suggested by the audience, The Understudies named their fully improvised musical Greenhead and Her Travels. By some miracle, the musical – which opened with an argument between two members of a cult commune...

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Café

According to Newton’s third law, forces come in pairs. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. For Stuart Mitchell, there is Gordon Ramsay. To be clear, he’s never met the multi-Michelin starred chef, nor is he himself Gordon...

Foil, Arms & Hog – Craicling

From the outset, the Irish comic trio Sean Finegan, Conor McKenna and Sean Flanagan (aka Foil, Arms and Hog) know how to get the audience on their side. Before the show properly begins, Hog enacts a mock ‘tour’ of the packed McEwan Hall, pulling...

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