TICKETS

BRITNEY IN: JOHN

2nd - 28th not 13th, 20th

18:30

1 hr

Embarking on the adventure of a lifetime across a country full of gun-toting, god-fearing, headline-grabbing maniacs, two teenagers go in search of the typical American man: in search of John Hancock. From the team behind Britney, John is a funny, nostalgic and irreverent onstage road trip across the USA; an endeavour to expose some of the lazy stereotyping that happens when we Brits think of our neighbours across the pond. 'Reminded me of a modern-day French and Saunders' (AYoungerTheatre.com). ***** (TheatreWeekly.com, EdinBraw.com). **** (EdFringeReview.com, BroadwayBaby.com, FringeBiscuit.co.uk).

Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)

Group: Country Mile Productions

THE CAT MAN CURSE

2nd - 28th not 9th, 16th, and 23rd

20:00

1 hr

The Cat Man Curse is a whirlwind comedy by ex-Footlights Jordan, Sam and Guy. Using sketch, clown and physical theatre, Pelican balance a cartoonish narrative with playfulness and improvisation to tell the story of a bizarre mystery. When TVt actor Charles Heron (famous for playing hotshot lawyer Harvey Hardtruth) is struck by an old Hollywood curse, he needs legal advice from a real-life solicitor, Mark Swift. Thrown into a kaleidoscopic 1970s noir investigation, the unlikely pair must come together to solve a mystery that’s ‘wildly funny’ (***** BroadwayBaby.com) and ‘thrives off ingenuity and playfulness’ (***** EdFringeReview.com).

Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)

Group: Pelican

Improverts

2nd - 28th

00:30

1 hr

Always different, always funny, Edinburgh's longest running improvised comedy troupe is back behind Bedlam Theatre's big red doors for yet another year of lightning fast wit, expert tech, and high energy performances. Each night a dynamic combination of players take to the stage for another round of spontaneous short form sketches based entirely on audience suggestions, resulting in a unique and hilarious show every time. 'A highly enjoyable and memorable night' (StudentNewspaper.org). ‘An energetic must-see for any and all who like to laugh' (FringeGuru.com). The Improverts is a show not to be missed.

Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)

Group: Edinburgh University Theatre Company

PHOOLS

4th - 12th

12:30

1 hr

The invigorating and inventive Babolin are winners of the 2015 Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award. ‘The talent of this incredible ensemble is quite stunning' (FringeReview.co.uk). In the dingy light of a flickering streetlamp on a desolate street in the middle of anywhere, Phools Mortalsby is about to sing a song. The last song. Ever.

Suitability: PG

Group: Babolin Theatre

PRINCES OF MAIN: New Year’s Eve

2nd - 27th

21:30

1 hr

2017 has been a bad year – personally, politically and particularly for sketch trio Princes of Main. Join these beautiful nightmares as they reset the clock, starting with Edinburgh’s biggest, baddest, dumbest New Year’s Eve patrty. Ever. In August. Ever. Expect general raucousness, lieutenant sketches and admiral fun. 'Fresh, crafty sketches full of gags for Generation Y' (TimeOut). 'Utter genius' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Very bloody funny' ***** (DeadlineNews.co.uk). London SketchFest 2016 finalists. Brighton Fringe 2015 Pick of the Fringe.

Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)

Group: Princes of Main

SEANMHAIR

2nd - 28th not 8th, 15th, 22nd

16:55

1 hr 10 m

Seanmhair (feminine, Scots Gaelic): grandmother. Pronunciation: shen-a-var. A chance meeting between two children on the streets of Edinburgh unleashes a terrible reckoning, leaving Jenny and Tommy forever bound together by blood and fate. Brutal and beautiful, Hywel John's remarkable new play glimmers and cuts like a jewel, fusing raw epic romance with guttural urban poetry to tell the story of a secret generational legacy of love, violence and fury. Hywel John is the Welsh writer of Pieces: **** (Guardian) and Rose **** (Telegraph, Times and Evening Standard).

Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)

Group: The Other Room

SHOW ME THE MONEY

2nd - 4th, 7th - 13th

15:30

55 m

After six years of austerity, is it even possible to be an artist and make enough money for luxuries like bread? Show Me the Money is a funny, inspirational show by multimedia artist Paula Varjack looking at how artists manage to support their creative dreams. Using a blend of documentary-style interviews with live performance, Varjack lifts the lid on what artists do to make ends meet. In doing so, Show Me the Money provides a painfully honest, yet ultimately optimistic portrait of life in contemporary Britain as government cuts bite.

Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)

Group: Paula Varjack

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

2nd - 28th

14:00

1 hr

Sofie Hagen won an award ages ago and she's still banging on about it. She is now doing her THIRD show. The confidence of this girl is appalling. This show is about anger and a funeral. This gig is anxiety-safe: meaning, if you have anxiety over attending my show, email me at anxietytour2016@gmail.com and let me know what I can do to help. Maybe you want to reserve a specific seat? Maybe you want to ask a question? Either way, let's talk. I'll do my best to help.

Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)

Group: Sofie Hagen

Sugar & Salt

5th, 6th, 14th - 28th not 21st

15:30

1 hr

Moni’s got guts and a promiscuous disposition. Minu has heart and a very big mouth. Together they bumble and blunder through student life, hook-ups and hangovers, declaring their greatest hopes and fears amidst the perpetual mess of their kitchen. But when problems bigger than bills are brought to the table, they are forced to see that some things can only be solved on your own. Debut original writing for the Edinburgh University Theatre Company, Sugar & Salt is a story about intimacy and reaching out as you are growing up, whether life is sweet or bitter.

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Group: Edinburgh University Theatre Company

UP THE HILL JACKIE

2nd, 3rd, 13th - 28th

12:30

1 hr

Jackie is pregnant. Her sister Rita is forcing her to have an abortion. Is it too late to fix things? Dark, humorous, fast-paced Irish drama from the playwright of five-star Kitty in the Lane. Performed by Áine Ryan and Erin Ryan. Praise for Kitty in the Lane: ‘Ryan writes beautifully’ (Stage). ‘An exceptionally promising first piece’ (San Francisco Chronicle).

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Group: Áine Ryan / Studio Perform

LATE NIGHT

2nd - 28th

23:00

1 hr

Strap in tight for the most rad, bizarre, awe-inspiring alternative comedy rollercoaster at Fringe! ‘LATE NIGHT’ features one-off takeovers from the best of the fest, cabarets stuffed to the gunnels with lols, and even a couple of token straight-white-comedy-dudes! We’ve got shiny stars like Fern Brady, Sara Pascoe, Phil Wang, a bunch of other VERY FUNNY PEOPLE, and weird, hilarious stuff happening every night in a creepy old gothic church. So you should come, shouldn’t you?

Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)

Group: Bedlam Fringe