50 Unmissable Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016
Bring On The Edinburgh Fringe!
As ever, we’ll be jetting up to the Edinburgh Fringe, and we’ll be sharing with you the best quirky, offbeat, and downright amazing events at this years festival!
BUT FIRST! YES, IT’S OUR ONE-PAGE GUIDE TO SOME OF THE HOTTEST HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME!
We’ve picked out some of the more accessible yet offbeat, less mainstream offerings from this years jumbo Edinburgh Fringe line-up. Also, look out for our reviews article once the festival kicks off!
Go on, knock yourselves out with fab fringe festivity!
Bourgeois & Maurice: How to Save the World Without Really Trying
Aug 4-14, 16-28 | 9:25pm | From £7 | Underbelly, Cowgate
CABARET – Twisted siblings Georgeois Bourgeois and Maurice Maurice return to the fringe with a brand new show, featuring old favourites and future hits: including new song Chemsex Party.
Beth Vyse as Olive Hands in All Hands to the Pump…
Aug 4-9, 11-28 | 3:10pm | Pay What You Want | Heroes @ The Hive
COMEDY – Beth Vyse’s As Funny As Cancer show – also back this year – was one of the funniest yet scariest hours of our life in 2015. Check her out as alter-ego Olive Hands in this cult hit in the making.
Colin Hoult / Anna Mann: A Sketch Show for Depressives
Aug 3-16, 18-28 | 7pm | From £6 | Pleasance Courtyard
COMEDY – Colin Hoult (you’ll recognise him from TV) is Ms Anna Mann – on a one woman mission to put a smile on your face, despite it all…
Eleanor Morton: Happy Birthday Katie Lewis!
Aug 16-28 | 2:25pm | £8 | The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
COMEDY – Anyone described as the ‘poster girl for awkward’ (Chortle) appeals to us at To Do List! Eleanor Morton reminds us a little of Josie Long, with musical interludes reminiscent of David O’Doherty.
Harry Potter and the Disappointing Aftermath (An Unofficial Sequel)
Aug 9 & 16 | 11pm | £5 | Laughing Horse @ Ghillie Dhu
COMEDY – Adam Larter and co perform yet another shameless mangling of copyrighted material, in this very unofficial yet probably much funnier (and cheaper) alternative to The Cursed Child.
Sally Phillips and Lily Bevan: Talking to Strangers
Aug 15-21 | 8pm | From £12.50 | Assembly George Square Studios
COMEDY – Sally Phillips has been making us chuckle for many years, since the wonderful Smack the Pony. She will be joined by Lily Bevan of Doctor Who fame, for a surreal look at talking to strangers.
SuZanna GonZo: Dark Lady
Aug 4-14, 16-27 | 3pm | From £3 | Just the Tonic at The Mash House
COMEDY – A rare recipient of our lesser-spotted fifth star, Katie O’Brien was our pick of the fringe back in 2014. She’s back for this crazy, kooky trip into character comedy absurdity, with Southern psychic SuZanna GonZo.
Kill the Beast: Don’t Wake the Damp
Aug 3-14, 16-25, 27-29 | Times Vary | From £6 | Pleasance Dome
COMEDY – A surprise discovery as we escaped the Edinburgh rain back in 2014, League of Gentlemen-esque Kill the Beast return to the fringe with another twisted fairy-tale, this time a neon-soaked musical extravaganza.
Aug 3-14, 16-21, 23-29 | 1o:10pm | From £6 | Underbelly Med Quad
THEATRE – Did you ever hear the one about Freddie, Diana and Kenny’s big ol’ gay night out at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern? True-life culture-clash comedy musical with a sizzling score from Des O’Connor (not that one!).