Who's playing The List festival party in London and where to see them at the Edinburgh Fringe
- Craig Angus
- 18 May 2018
After 25 years of celebrating the festival, we're taking the party down south
For the first time ever, The List is taking it's renowned Festival Party to London on Thu 31 May. Over the last 25 years we've kicked off the world's biggest arts festival with a massive knees up and we've decided it's time we come and share the fun down south.
Taking place at Omeara, near London Bridge, on Thu 31 May, the event will give punters a sneak peak of some of the best acts performing at this year's festival, with cocktails courtesy of Edinburgh gin and beer from Brewgooder. We've picked some of our favourite acts from Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly to perform at the party, hosted by our favourite alternative comedy troublemaker Ross Foley. Find out a little more about the acts, and where to watch them this August in Edinburgh.
Koko Brown is a London based theatre-maker and spoken word artist, who uses her loop station as an additional limb. Her work focuses on race, gender, mental health and identity and Brown is bringing her show WHITE, which explores the experience of being mixed race in contemporary Britain, to the Fringe this year, which explores the experience of being mixed race in contemporary Britain.
Pleasance Courtyard, 11.30am, from Wed 15 Aug
Luisa Omielan is a London-based stand up comedian who is bringing her own refreshing take to live comedy. Enthusing about body positivity, Luisa aims to make audiences laugh but also feel more comfortable in their skin. After a sell-out stint at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Omielan is back with her show Politics for Bitches, in which she argues her right to 'have an opinion on something I know absolutely nothing about!'.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 9pm
NewsRevue first started back in 1979, and has been performed at the Fringe ever since. This satirical news based song and sketch show will leave you in stitches, making you relive the news events of 2018 with a grin on your face. Expect a lot of Trump and Kim Jong Un this year!
Underbelly George Square, 5.45pm
As seen on Britain's Got Talent, Jess Robinson will wow you with her magnificent range of impressions. From Nicki Minaj to Julie Andrews, is there anyone that Jess cannot portray? We don't think so. After multiple stints at the Edinburgh Fringe Jess Robinson is back again with her 2018 show No Filter, where she will continue to amaze us with her celebrity impressions and musical comedy.
Assembly George Square Gardens, 8.30pm
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
The beauty of Showstopper is that no two shows will ever be the same. This improvised musical has been at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2008 and has captured audiences with its moving storylines, amazing songs, full group harmonies and dance numbers, all delivered with a hilarious spin.
Pleasance Courtyard, 6pm and 11.30pm
Gingzilla: Glamonster vs The World
The bearded bombshell Gingzilla brings her latest show to Edinburgh, after hugely successful festival runs at London's Underbelly Southbank; in Adelaide and in Brighton. Trained for musicals but with cabaret and clown experience, she puts on a night of roof-raising vocal acrobatics that'll leave audiences cackling with joy.
Assembly George Square Theatre, 8pm