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Glenn Cosby: Food Junkie

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy Over seven weeks, millions of viewers watched every challenge, every showstopper and sat on the edge of their seats as Glenn worked his way through series four of the Great British Bake Off. This year he makes his debut at the Fringe with special festival guests and you will also get to try…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Hairspray: White Rock Theatre Summer Youth Project

This feel-good musical is full of fantastic songs and dance routines.

The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Sat 23 Aug

£12 (£10) / 01424 462288

  • 14:30

Hiraeth

Buddug James Jones In the summer of 1989, a farmer's wife gives birth to a baby girl named Buddug James Jones. In this moment she became heir to the family’s three hundred year old farming dynasty. Desperate to leave, Bud wrestles with the knowledge that her departure sounds the death knell for the family farm. Leaving…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Big Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Big Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Big Belly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

I Killed Rasputin

Avalon Promotions Ltd, by Richard Herring A new play by Richard Herring. American journalist EM Halliday visits the aged Russian Prince and conspirator in the murder of Rasputin, Felix Yusupov, improbably still alive in 1967. The former richest man in Russia, now reduced to making money from his tall tale, is haunted…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Theatre

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Theatre

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Theatre

£14.50 (£13.50) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Jessie Cave + Emer Kenny: Grawlix

Jessie Cave and Emer Kenny / Free Festival Grawlix: A spiral-shaped graphic used to indicate swearing in comic strips. A string of typographical symbols, especially "@#$%&!". Under 18s cannot attend this show due to licensing restrictions at the venue. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Jestia and Raedon

Here Theatre Promises made. Pacts broken. Betrayal. Deceit. Romance. Love! The choice is simple. But what would you do? Love? Or betray? Following last year's Pick Me Up (Derek Award winner, Best Fringe Show 2013), and I am, I am (Musical Comedy Awards finalists 2013) comes a new play about love, fear, redemption and…

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

studio 3

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

studio 3

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 3

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Jonny Freeman's Funtime Family Friendly Impro Show

Family-friendly improv designed to get both kids and grown-ups laughing.

St John's, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00
…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Krispy Kreems (and Comedy!) 4U

GlasgLOL Comedy / La Favorita Freestival The show everyone in Glasgow is flocking to! Fresh from their sold-out show at the Glasgow Comedy Festival, Marc Jennings and Stephen Buchanan (as seen on STV's The Blether) make their Fringe debut. And in tribute to the reason most Glaswegians usually come through to Edinburgh…

Phones 4U, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Lucy Porter: Me Time

Lucy Porter The 10th solo show from this Fringe favourite, familiar from radio (The Unbelievable Truth) and TV (Mock the Week, HIGNFY). Finding modern life a bit difficult? Maybe you were born in the wrong era. In this show Lucy tries to find her rightful place in history. She ponders whether she’d rather be a…

The Stand, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Space

£9 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 10 Aug

Max Dickins: My Groupon Adventure

Max Dickins in association with DAA Management In October last year I discovered the discount website Groupon. I took on the challenge of doing a different Groupon activity every week for a year. This is the story of how it changed my life. An uplifting true story of love, adventure and colonic irrigation from a ‘great…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Meaney's Mouth Burst

Trevor Meaney / PBH's Free Fringe One man. One mouth. One mission. To fill your senses with an explosion of high-octane performance and a blistering array of fast-paced poems. Observational hilarity, sprinkled with superhero hoovers, the yoof of today, an obsession with chicken and much more. An uplifting…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug

Morgan & West: A Grand Adventure

Time-travelling Victorian tricksters astound with their spiffing spectacles. Ages 7+.

Braintree Arts Theatre

Sun 14 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01376 556354

  • 16:00

NSFW

Lucy Kirkwood’s razor sharp comedy exposes the world of media where scandal and glamour meet corruption and sleaze. Set between sordid lads' mag Doghouse and women’s fashion weekly Electra, NSFW satirises the media’s obsession with Photoshop, power and boobs. At Doghouse, editor Aidan deals with a furious father whose 14…

C nova, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

studio 3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

studio 3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

studio 3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 25 Aug

One Off Wonders

Aug 5th: CRAIG DAVID AND FRUIT. All Craig David and some fruit provided. Not suitable for people who don't like Craig David or fruit. Aug 12th: CUTE CATS AND SOOTHING MUSIC. Fringe stress getting to you? Look at cute cats, listen to soothing music… It might help.

Why Not?, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 624 8633

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Tue 12 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 624 8633

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Our Jackie

UCL Graters University College London’s premier comedy group, the UCL Graters, present a brand new comic play, Our Jackie. Everyone remembers Jackie Valentine. When the seventies comedian and sitcom star dies alone, childless and estranged from his family, it's a sad end for an entertainment icon. Jackie's estranged…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Studio Theatre

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Theatre

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Theatre

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Over It – Death, Anorexia, and Other Funny Things

Dave takes a satirical look into his anorexic past, while Robyn recounts the ridiculous aspects of dealing with her partner's death.

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug

Paul Savage Finds Every Joke in the Bible

Paul Savage/ PBH's Free Fringe Savage's dad (a Baptist preacher) claims there's only one joke in the Bible. It's not a good one. The award-winning comedian finds the others. Features wizard battles, talking donkeys, invincible warrior monks and their throwaway one liners. Also contains enough incest, genocide and…

Dragonfly, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Phill Jupitus is Porky the Poet in Juplicity

Off The Kerb Productions / PBH's Free Fringe Stand-up and Never Mind the Buzzcocks star Phill Jupitus appears as his word-slinging alter ego Porky the Poet, bringing a brand new hour of poetry and chat to the Jam House. This year his pencil is sharpened in the direction of religion, dieting, politics, hate, hipsters…

The Jam House, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Stage Area

Free / 0131 226 4380

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Stage Area

Free / 0131 226 4380

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Stage Area

Free / 0131 226 4380

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Wellington College Return your seats to an upright position. Fasten your safety belts, stow away your tray tables and prepare for lift off. Gaining multiple five star reviews for the past two years at the Fringe, Wellington College present their new version of the ultimate sixties sci-fi rock'n'roll musical. Featuring…

C, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

 +1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

 +1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

 +1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Rosie Wilby: Nineties Woman

Rosie Wilby / PBH's Free Fringe Funny Women finalist and BBC Radio 4 regular Rosie studied at York University in the early 90s against a backdrop of John Major and Riot Grrrl. She discovered the women's newspaper Matrix and decided to join the collective. And, yet, as a geeky electronics undergrad with an unfortunate…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Russell Howard: Wonderbox

The energetic star of Good News and Mock the Week takes his Wonderbox on tour.

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 16 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 2325

Sketchbox

Comedy Sketchbox / La Favorita Freestival Indulge yourself with the Fringe's finest sketch and character comedy, featuring daily headline acts joined by rising stars and the best newcomers, all in the company of your genial host Alex Marion. ‘Big-hearted… Glorious… Uplifting’ (Skinny). ‘Very intelligent and funny…

St John's, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 23 Aug

Sophie Willan: Novice Detective

Sophie Willan tells an unbelievable true story of how she and her slightly psychic Gran found her long lost father.

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Aviary

£7 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Aviary

£7 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Aviary

£8 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Spamalot

  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe

The Knights of the Round Table-spoofing musical from the Monty Python, written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 15 Apr 2015

£10.50–£30

Sat 18 Apr 2015

£10.50–£30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 23 Apr 2015

£10.50–£32.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£10.50–£32.50 / 08441 717620

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£10.50–£33 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£10.50–£33 / 0844 871 3014

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…and at 1 other place

The Height of the Eiffel Tower

Rambunctious Productions Neighbours' Morgana O'Reilly stars in this award-winning tour de force. Meet the family: Anna-Louise is 16, knocked up and polishing off the wine in the fridge. Nathan is awkward, hormonal and oblivious. Katie is off on her OE, discovering the perks of hand modelling while finding her place in…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Baillie Room

£7 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Baillie Room

£7 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Baillie Room

£9 / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top