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300 to 1

  • 3 stars

Panesh Prods / PBH's Free Fringe New play. A schoolboy re-enacts the macho homoerotic war film 300 in his bedroom with Wilfred Owen as his Homeric scribe. Directed by award-winning Gareth Armstrong. Written and performed by Matt Panesh (AKA Monkey Poet). Contains spears, swords and underpants.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

Sat 23 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

Sun 24 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

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

10 Films with My Dad

  • 2 stars

Aidan Goatley / PBH Free Fringe How do fathers and sons communicate? For Aidan and his dad it was films. Find out how in 'the most, charming, happy and optimistic show you'll see' (FringeGuru.com). Now in its forth year! Possibly the odd swear. Nothing major. Age category: 14+

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The 3rd Sector

Pure Theatre LLP Inspired by real-life experiences. When employees Marlin and Josh discover their role in a corrupt corporate charity, can they reconcile their choices? This celebrity backed charity wants you to 'give a piece of yourself' - literally. But how much is enough? A darkly comic satire examining the ethics…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Bunker Two

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bunker Two

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bunker Two

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Bunker Two

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

AAA Batteries (Not Included) – Free

Chris Turner, Jon Bennett and Daniel Roberts / Free Festival Back for a fourth year at the Fringe - an hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit's best comedians. Suitable for all ages and completely free! Featuring BBC New Comedy Award finalist Chris…

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

1 Murder, 3 Corpses

A woman tries to figure out what on earth happened last night after she finds herself accused of murder (in her PJs).

The Street, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4272

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4272

  • 16:00 – 17:00
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A 21st Century Tea Dance

Hail back to decades gone by at this family dance, comedy and theatre event, with regular host Ida Barr.

The Albany, London SE8

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 020 8692 4446

  • 13:00 – 15:00

50 Shades of Red, White and Blue

  • Written by: Leesa Harker

A stage adaptation of writer Leesa Harker's Belfast-based spoof of Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Fri 29 Aug

£22.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

£22.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 17:00

50 Shades of Webster

James Webster / PBH's Free Fringe James Webster is a douche bag. He knows because his future self came back in time to tell him. Can he learn to be a better person? Will he master the power of time travel? Why is every past and future version of himself such a massive tool? One thing's clear: he really needs to get…

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Lizard Lounge

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

52 Pick Up

  • Written by: Rita Bozi

A production in which at the top of each show, the performers throw a deck of cards in the air. Each card has the title of a scene written on it, and the shape of the play is then determined by random chance as the cards are picked up throughout the story at regular intervals.

Theatre503, London SW11

Sat 30 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 7978 7040

  • 15:00

69 Shades of Black

Starring Gail Porter as ‘Christina Black’ Boring, vanilla, Horlick's swiller William Shight’s most interesting trait has always been his snigger inducing name. Up until now that is! Since landing his dream job at one of the country’s top advertising agencies, things have taken a nipple twisting turn for the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 7 Jun 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

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A Bridge Over Toddled Warder

Todd and Ward / La Favorita Freestival Hark! The errant, off-beat voices of Amused Moose Award winner Richard Todd, 'a smart surrealist' (Independent), and NATY finalist Thomas Ward, 'fine writing, evoking silly images and ideas' (Chortle.co.uk), are harmonising! With jokes! An electrifying hour of stand-up, sketch and…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Robot Presents Comedy

Andy Barr and Nathan Willcock / La Favorita Freestival The future. The mechanised labour force is disenfranchised. Enter A Robot, determined to teach the grimacing machines how to laugh. Stand-up showcase featuring the best in alternative up-and-coming talent. Including Andy Barr ‘a nice contrast to all the homogenised…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's the We Didn't Realise the Free Fringe Programme Isn't Alphabetised Show!

Tommy Croft (Jollyboat), Helen Foster and Ed Croft (half Jollyboat) and Alastair Clark (not Jollyboat) desperately compete for your attention and admiration. A warm and friendly show.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

downstairs 2

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 247 4704

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:05 – 13:05

Sat 23 Aug

downstairs 2

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 247 4704

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:05 – 13:05

Aaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show - Free

Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit including your award-winning headliner Masai Graham. 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). Showcasing a different line-up every day.

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Abi Roberts' Musical CID

Bawls Out Comedy Abi Roberts' Musical CID is a new comedy confessional show that delves into what the biggest names in comedy have in their record collections and on their iPods. Have you ever wondered which famous comedian listens to Michael Jackson before a gig? Or who had their first kiss to Kylie Minogue? And…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Turret

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Turret

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Turret

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Abi Roberts: Twerk in Progress

Abi Roberts / PBH's Free Fringe Hotly-tipped comedy starlet Abi Roberts comes in like a wrecking ball with her debut stand-up show. She twerks, jerks and acts like a berk whilst asking big questions like: why does jazz have to go on for so long? With sizzling riffs, unique impressions and bits in actual Russian, this…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sat 23 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sun 24 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Abigail’s Party

  • Directed by: Suba Das
  • Written by: Mike Leigh

It's 1977. Beverly, former beautician and devout Tom Jones fan, is throwing a little party for her neighbours: newlyweds Tony and Angela, and divorcee Sue…

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 18 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30

Tue 21 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30

Sat 25 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30
…and 4 more dates until 8 Nov

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Laughing Horse Comedy Learn stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy course. Our tutors are comedians and writers who have been teaching comedy for eight years. The course includes nine hours of teaching over two days, and a graduation performance in a Fringe show. Over the two days you will cover…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Studio

£99 (£89) / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Actor's Nightmare: The PAC Players

  • Written by: Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang's comedy in which an ordinary accountant unexpectedly finds himself on stage with no idea why.

The Phoenix Artist Club, London WC2H

Fri 22 Aug

£7 (£5) / 020 7836 1077

  • 17:00

Sat 23 Aug

£7 (£5) / 020 7836 1077

  • 15:00

Adam Buxton

A light-hearted look at the internet and digital life from the acclaimed stand-up.

Kings Place, London N1

Sun 14 Sep

Hall One

£6.50 / 020 7520 1490

  • 16:30
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Adam Hess: Mustard

Adam Hess / Heroes (PWYW) One of the country's most exciting new comedians does 40 minutes of stand-up that he really hopes you come to and have the best day of your life. 'Virtually batters the audience into laughter' (Chortle.co.uk). Winner of Chortle Student Comedian Award 2011. Winner of the Telegraph ’s Best Tweet…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Addams Family: Knowle Musical Society

  • Written by: Rick Elise

Family comedy written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering as they always have. But there is a change in their plans as their beloved Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, falls in love with a smart young man from a respectable…

Solihull Arts Complex

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£16 / 0121 704 6962

  • 14:30

The Admirable Crichton

J M Barrie's comic play about an aristocratic family and their servants stranded on a dessert island and forced to rethink the social order.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Wed 3 Sep

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00

Sat 20 Sep

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00

Adrian’s Wall

A comedy from Malvern Theatres own writer in residence, Nick Wilkes, about office worker, Adrian who decides to walk the length of Hadrian's Wall, and finds far more than just backpacks, blisters and bricks.

Malvern Theatres

Sat 20 Sep

Forum Theatre

£12–£18 / 01684 892 277

  • 14:00

Adventures on Air - Free

James Cook / Free Festival Award-winning comedian James Cook tells the often hilarious, surprising and surreal true story of being the voice between pop records. ‘The most enjoyable hour’ (BBC.co.uk). ‘Well worth tuning in’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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