Edinburgh Fringe 2023
A fantastic show about a less than fantastic couple of challenges.
The alchemy required to create this panto/action/comedy/musical, and get away with it, should not be underestimated.
An entertaining farce set in a brothel with quality performances by its three-strong cast
A balanced take on the effects of the referendum, delivered with plenty of heart.
Beautifully crafted physical and observational comedy
Not Bad Enough to be Delicious
A funny and charming (with attitude) search for self-acceptance.
A Sweet and Hilarious Portrait of a Father in Transition
The show portrays Billy 'Fyre Festival' McFarland and Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's time as cellmates when they were locked up for fraud in a New York state penitentiary.
Relatable. Joyous. Everyone needs a Bill in their life!
The stakes are high, as a talented string quartet encounter Dracula, with tremendously entertaining shenanigans aplenty
It is easy to see why Raven is also known as a storyteller midwife.
A Young Man Looks for Love, and Finds it from His Audience
The audience - very nearly completely full - was in stitches throughout the entire piece.
“ Murderbot is going to asses my performance,” says Lavin at the top of the show, “And then you’re going to decide if you care.” At least in this case, the robot did find Colleen Lavin to be very funny. I have to say I agree.
The search for life's reset button
A craking feminist ode to friendship
Original and relatable stories that do not fail to get a laugh from the audience every single time
A decent family drama in the shadow of momentous national decision making.
Daly is the Pied Piper of Edinburgh – Enchanting, witty, interactive and relatable. A one woman show that pokes fun at satirical characters from her past!
At age 70, Gerry Carroll-Young is bringing his clown comedy to entertain Fringe audiences.
Gilbert and Sullivan like you've never seen it before.
Delightful, fun, musical stories with puppetry about being different.
One woman's coming of age story about failed relationships
An interesting story of two next door neighbours who became the very best of friends.
Despite what might seem to be heavy material, there is never a moment where you feel like you can’t laugh. It is all delivered with warmth, energy, and skill that is impossible to not be charmed by.
Well worth seeing now as they are, especially so you can say you caught them before they took the Fringe by storm.
Annoyingly catchy jingles that will linger longer than you might want
Caesar without any of the boring political soliloquies
Through skilful storytelling we are immersed in a tale that brings to life character after character with sharp cutting whit
A whirlwind of silliness, physical prowess and clowning
Cohen plays an impressive array of characters, from his own parents to the Mexican model of the Oscar statuette Emilio Fernandez.
The sheer energy and fun that the performers are clearly having cannot help but transfer to the audience’s mood.
A one man show of original writing from an exceptional actor playing to the strengths of yesteryear.
A masterclass in crime-based character comedy
You’ll find Magic For Animals to be magic for you as well.
A hilarious tale of revenge, nut allergies and how not to play a recorder.
Macri’s performance is warm and inviting, and although her arguments are made intelligently and with plenty of back-up, it never feels like a lecture as much as a chat with a pal who occasionally dances around as the Spectre of Sex, here to ruin every conversation with its ubiquity.
A surreal whirlwind that is just as heart-breaking as it is hilarious
A brilliantly gruesome encounter that runs through the worst but the best of Edinburgh’s history.
A beautiful and hilarious piece that will broaden your mind
Contemporary political satire that invites people to laugh less and think more.
Simply the best way to introduce anyone to the works of the Bard
A fascinating tale of searching for home in a city that is a foreign land.
Shortlist really must be experienced by anyone who appreciates excellent theatre, brilliant writing or those who simply want a good laugh.
A fascinating riff on popular theme that is deliciously meta.
Clashing egos and back stage shenanigans
An absolute blast with gags galore, soaring operatic arias and great performances
A light Opera which touches upon big ambitions in a perfect and evocative rendering of a long forgotten time.
Energetic and entertaining!
Physical theatre, 1960’s spy extravanganza
An inventive chase in mask and mime.
One of the best sketch comedy groups to have been seen.
A morning for baby and care giver that is a delicious treat.