Five of the best Fringe shows already on sale

Five of the best Fringe shows already on sale

James Acaster

Get tickets for Charlotte Church, James Acaster and Luisa Omielan while you can

Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Christmas of August, it comes round faster every year. Wouldn't you know it – you can already buy tickets to a whole host of shows. Gilded Balloon and the Pleasance are leading the way with early sales (some have even sold out: looking at you My Dad Wrote a Porno) so here are some shows you might want to jump on while you still can.

Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon
The 'dank dungeon bitch' will bring her Late Night Pop Dungeon to Summerhall as part of Nothing Ever Happens Here. The show will be coming off the back of a wee UK tour, and promises that the 'Grand High Executionatrix and her ten-piece ultra-metronomic post-punk-disco-R'n'R'n'B backing band' will set the dancefloor on fire with big dirty covers of the best – and most forgotten – songs of yore.

James Acaster: The Trelogy
The five-time Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominee has well and truly earned his place in the 'one to watch' lists. Come along to watch a comedian at the top of his game, and not just because this year might be The Year. He's presenting a trilogy of former shows this time round: Recognise (2014), Represent (2015) and Reset (2016).

Luisa Omielan: The Interlude – Politics for Bitches / Mary Magdalene Do?!
Previous shows, Am I Right Ladies?! and What Would Beyonce Do?! won Luisa fans and admirers thanks to her straight-talking, relatable comedic style. We're still waiting for the third in that trilogy (apparently it'll be called Famous with a Baby … ) but for now, Omielan's bringing her comedy chops to chat about politics (for bitches).

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!
The King of Edinburgh (our words, not his) is back after giving Edinburgh a rest for a few years. On this, his 30th Fringeversary, he presents his 40th show about turning 50. And that's Numberwang. Expect a solid hour of silliness, seriousness, and damn good comedy.

Butt Kapinski
Deanna Fleysher returns with her genius creation, private eye Butt Kapinski who is utterly inept at his chosen profession. This year, Butt's allowing the audience to aid him, in a choose-your-own-adventure, film noir style, immersive show.

Butt Kapinski

Kapinski Enterprises and the Pleasance Think it's a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to choose-your-own-adventure in a film noir rife with shadows, sex and subterfuge. No seat is safe. 'This is immersive comedy like you have never experienced, and we love it' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Not just a…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 2 Aug

AceDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 3 Aug

AceDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 4 Aug

AceDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 27 Aug

Charlotte Church

The former childhood 'voice of an angel' turned 'crazy chick' makes another bid for pop rather than tabloid acceptance.

Troxy, London E1

Fri 22 Sep

£20 / 020 7748 2728

Luisa Omielan: The Interlude – Politics for Bitches/What Would Mary Magdalene Do?! - CANCELLED

CatFace Talent Star of hit shows What Would Beyonce Do?! and Am I Right Ladies?!, Luisa will eventually bring the third part of the trilogy to Edinburgh and it will be called Famous With A Baby. However, she's not writing it until it writes itself. Meanwhile, she believes she has the right to have an opinion on…

Gilded Balloon at the Museum, Edinburgh

Wed 2 Aug

Auditorium

Cancelled

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 3 Aug

Auditorium

Cancelled

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 4 Aug

Auditorium

Cancelled

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 27 Aug

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

Richard Herring's pontificating over what it's like reaching a half century on this earth.

Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 30 Jul

£16 / 0191 232 1232

  • 20:00

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 2 Aug

Pleasance One

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 3 Aug

Pleasance One

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 4 Aug

Pleasance One

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 26 Aug

The White Rose Rotunda, York

Sat 29 Jul

£15

  • 16:30

James Acaster: The Trelogy

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Undercover cops. Jury duty. Witness protection. Comedy. All this and more as James Acaster brings a trilogy of shows to the Fringe. The shows in question are: Recognise (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2014), Represent (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2015), Reset…

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