Best shows to see at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2019

Best shows to see at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2019

Janine Harouni

Comedy, theatre, shows and workshops for kids, you name it, its happening in York this July

The Great Yorkshire Fringe returns for a fifth year to the city of York this summer. Between Thu Jul 18–Sun Jul 28 an eclectic programme jam packed with comedy, theatre, cabaret and magic shows suitable for all ages will transform multiple venues across the city.Here's our top picks for this year's Great Yorkshire Fringe.


Stand Up With Janine Harouni
Once one third of sketch trio Muriel, Janine Harouni has gone on to win three comedy awards and appear on TV and Radio. Catch her highly-anticipated debut show covering topics of heritage, political and moral conflicts, standing up for what you believe in and more.
Sat 27 Jul @ The Teapot. Book Janine Harouni tickets.

Tony Law: Identifies
Tony Law is set to preview a brand new show in Yorkshire ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe. Enjoy absurd explorations of identity from a master of surrealism.
Sun 28 Jul @ The White Rose Rotunda. Book Tony Law tickets.

Paul Foot: Baby Strikes Back!
Foot's work has been described as surreal, genius, brilliant and without a doubt, original. His latest show will surely follow suit. Expect a 'bag of disturbances', swan psychology and more.
Sun 21 Jul @ The White Rose Rotunda. Book Paul Foot tickets.

Best shows to see at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2019


Sh!t-faced Shakespeare®: Macbeth
The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out phenomenon that combines the serious and silly, the sober and drunk. Shakespeare's Macbeth gets an exciting twist as one cast member gets well and truly shit-faced whilst audience members watch the consequences unfold on stage.
Thu 25–Sun 28 Jul @ The White Rose Rotunda. Book Sh!t-faced Shakespeare tickets.

Out of Love
Award-winning playwright Elinor Cook has penned a tale of friendship, love and rivalry spanning thirty years. Best friends Lorna and Grace suddenly find themselves in starkly different worlds and are left asking how the can claw their old relationship back.
Sun 21 Jul @ 41 Monkgate. Book Out of Love tickets.

Best shows to see at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2019

For Kids

The Dark Room (For Kids!)
This text-based, live-action adventure game will have you and your family puzzled. Get lost in the Dark Room where playing along is the only way to escape. Expect a grumpy host, hilarious questions and terrible prizes.
Wed 24 Jul @ The Basement. Book tickets for The Dark Room.

Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody
The whole family will travel through time and space and laugh the whole way with throughout The Improvised Doctor Who Parody. Audience members are encouraged to steer the live sci-fi adventure by shouting out plot suggestions, piecing together a whole new Doctor Who episode as improvised by the comedy cast.
Sun 21 Jul @ T41 Monkgate. Book tickets.

Dark Room for Kids

‘You awake to find yourself in a dark room…’ it’s back again and in this kid friendly version John Robertson promises not to swear as he mercilessly guides the audience through his impossibly interactive retro video game. A fantastic cult phenomenon that began life in 2012 as a YouTube game, which went viral attracting…

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare®: Macbeth

The smash-hit, internationally-acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is back at The Great Yorkshire Fringe with its brand new production for 2019: Macbeth. Sh t-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, with an entirely sh t-faced cast…

Paul Foot: Baby Strikes Back!

A night of laughs with British comedian Paul Foot.

Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

The improvised Doctor Who parody is back! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers! Join the talented cast as they improvise a brand-new episode of the beloved sci-fi classic Doctor Who using audience suggestions. For fans and newcomers…

Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)

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Soho Theatre Janine's father is a lifelong New Yorker and son of Middle-Eastern immigrants. He's also an avid Donald Trump supporter. Attempting to reconcile those things makes for one tense Sunday dinner. Catch multi award-winning newcomer Janine Harouni in her debut show about standing up for what you believe in, even…

Tony Law Identifies

Tony Law identifies as a Hominid. Homo Sapiens, Neanderthal, Indo-European horse tribesman, an Englishman, a Canadian, a non iron man, and a Trinidadian and a Tobagonian. His 16th show is turning out to be his best yet. For connoisseurs of comedy who have seen it all and are funny in their own bones.