Soho Theatre Young Company at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Soho Theatre Young Company at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

  • Wed 2 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

Our SYC Comedy Lab and Writers’ Lab artists have been busy creating new work for the fringe. Keep your eyes peeled for our young artists and their 51 shows, tearing up Edinburgh this summer!

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Half Breed

By Natasha Marshall
Soho Theatre & Talawa Theatre Company Presents
3-27 Aug
Assembly George Square Theatre
12.20pm
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‘I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, lukewarm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…’ Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out. A partly autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice. Written and performed by Alfred Fagon Award shortlisted writer Natasha Marshall.

Dust

By Milly Thomas
3-27 Aug
Big Belly
Underbelly, Cowgate
4.40pm
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‘I’ve been dead for three days.’ A woman. A suicide. A choice. A fly on the wall. A funeral. A Bakewell tart. A life. A lie. A truth. An ending. Of sorts. Life, Alice thinks, isn’t worth living. So, Alice kills herself. Sort of. Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, Alice quickly learns that death changes people. And that death isn’t the change she hoped for. Writer and performer Milly Thomas is a devout pessimist and chronic oversharer. Credits include Clique (BBC3), Clickbait and A First World Problem.

Brutal Cessation

By Milly Thomas
3-27 Aug
The Assembly Rooms
4.40pm (60 mins)
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‘I have fantasies… I lead you to a table… and I hurt you.’ A relationship. A relationship rotting. Purgatory. Is having no reason to stay a reason to leave? At what point does the abuser become the abused? And why aren’t we more afraid of women? Two actors, one couple, swapping roles. A savage new play by Milly Thomas (Clique BBC3, Clickbait and A First World Problem, Theatre503) exploring violence in relationships, our expectations of gender and what happens when we’re no longer in love but refuse to let go.

Cathy

By Cardboard Citizens
2-26 Aug
Pleasance Dome
3:30pm
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Following a hugely successful UK tour, Cardboard Citizens’ powerful four-star play hits the Edinburgh Festival. Inspired by Ken Loach’s groundbreaking film, Cathy Come Home, Ali Taylor’s timely new drama imagines a Cathy for the modern age, bringing to life the impact of spiralling housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of forced relocation. Coming to the festival for the first time in its 25th anniversary year, Cardboard Citizens will use its trademark style to give audiences the chance to join the debate as to how society should be tackling these issues. ★★★★(Stage). ★★★★(TheUpcoming.co.uk). ★★★★(TheReviewsHub.com). cardboardcitizens.org.uk/cathyedinburgh

Mission Abort

By Therese Ramstedt
2-13, 15-28 Aug
Guilded Balloon at Rose Theatre
5:45pm
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Pain! Shame! Confusion! Or… empowering freedom and a massive relief? Strong opinions on abortion legislation are voiced on a daily basis; Mission Abort crushes taboos by exploring a woman’s perspective on the actual experience – from discovering she is pregnant, to making the decision, following it through and getting on with life afterwards. This explosive one-woman play invites the audience along for a laugh-cry rollercoaster ride – featuring questionable life-modelling skills, the looming voice of Donald Trump and leg-dancing to Kate Bush. Asking the big question: how can a choice that is so right be so hard?

Monster

By Joe Sellman-Leava
2-28th Aug
Pleasance Courtyard
3.15pm
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‘This is a story about a boy, and a girl. Some of the story is true. Some of it isn’t. And I’m not going to tell you which is which… ‘ What happens to us as the red mist descends? Everyone has felt the prickle of anger, so why do some men lash out while others stay in control? Monster is a thrilling new performance about violence and masculinity, from internationally-acclaimed Worklight Theatre. Written and performed by Joe Sellman-Leava (winner of the Fringe First Award for Labels).

Quarter life Crisis

By Yolanda Mercy
Underbelly, Cowgate
3-27 Aug
2:40pm
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Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard. What does it mean to be an adult, and when do you become one? Quarter Life Crisis mixes addictive basslines, spoken word and audience participation. Part of Underbelly Untapped.

Fix

By Joe Sellman-Leava
3-15, 17-27 Aug
Underbelly Cowgate
5.40pm (70mins)
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This a story, from us to you. With lights… and music. This is a tale about love and connection. About the bonds within brains. And the bonds between brains. And stretching them to breaking point. About taking one day at a time. And living for tomorrow. Internationally acclaimed Worklight Theatre present a brand-new ensemble show about addiction. Based on research and interviews with addicts and the people who love or work with them, Fix follows three very different people battling three very different vices. ‘Terrific and really thoughtful’ (Lyn Gardner, on Worklight’s Labels, 2015).

Deadly Dialogues

By Quilliam (Sarah Agha)
4-28 Aug
C Venues – C
4.15pm (60 mins)
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We have a divine loyalty reward scheme! A guaranteed one-way trip to paradise! A shopping channel touts the Caliphate, with all the cheeriness of a tangle-free garden hose. A young man battles his inner djinns. Two girls exchange destinies from Daesh to Dartford and Dartford to Daesh, while the Muslim Banksy sprays colourful outrage across the night. From an award-winning creative team, based on real-life experience and research by Quilliam, this is dark, wry, and lyrical writing about the layered processes of radicalisation and extremism in Britain today. The Teleshopping Dream Channel repackages the best version of you!

Tumble Tuck

By Sarah Milton
Aug 3-27
Underbelly, Cowgate
1.30pm
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‘I’ve never raced. I’m too jiggly to be here.’ Daisy’s swimming the relay, but her legs still jiggle… and her front crawl is ‘a bit f*cking feminine’. She shouldn’t be here. Written and performed by the acclaimed Sarah Milton, Tumble Tuck explores what it means to be successful in a world where medals matter. ‘When I swim, it all goes away.’ Tumble Tuck was first presented by the Old Vic New Voices and then The Soho Theatre in Autumn 2016. Produced by BackHere! Theatre and directed by Tom Wright with original music composed by Harry Blake. @TumbleTuckPlay

Sleepwalkers

By Think Twice Theatre (Jenny Kassner)
theSpace on the Mile
4-12 Aug 12:50pm
14-26 Aug 5.20pm
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When your fears are ignored by those in charge and your very existence is threatened by circumstances you can’t control, will you do what’s right or what feels safe? Or will you drown out everything with music and wine and dance to the tunes of chaos? Set in 1929 Germany and 2020 England, Sleepwalkers interweaves stories of cafes, jazz and demagogues to explore what it means to be a family, a community and a nation. Who will take the reins when the demands and insecurities of entire social groups go unheard?

Replay

By Nicola Wren
Pleasance Courtyard
2.15pm
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Replay. When a fiercely independent, workaholic police officer finds herself on the street where her brother once lived, she is propelled back to her vibrant childhood and forced to confront a tremendous loss. Replay is an intimate, funny and moving new monologue, written by Nicola Wren (501 Things I Do in My Bedroom) and brought to you by Edinburgh Fringe favourites DugOut Theatre (Swansong, The Sunset Five and Inheritance Blues).

Swan Bake

By Samson Hawkins
C Venues – C Royale
2-28 Aug
2.40pm (55 mins)
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‘I’m really angry at my parents for letting me follow my dreams because now I can’t get a job.’ Bell wants to get back into the Royal Ballet School, but that’s much easier when you aren’t tripping balls. Second Sons brings you Brighton Fringe Award-nominated Swan Bake which splices edgy humour, alt-ballet, and punk puppets with awe-inspiring originality. Not suitable for the easily offended. ‘Ingenious and hilarious’ (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘There is something laugh out loud worthy every couple of minutes (maybe less)’ (LondonCityNights.com).

What goes on in front of closed doors

By Emma Bentley
The Attic – Pleasance Courtyard
2-28 Aug
12.45pm
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Molly is unpacking the in/consequential moments of her life. The un/usual, in/significant, un/interesting moments. But these un/remarkable moments brought about a un/remarkable change in Molly’s life.

At just nineteen years old, following the death of her mother, with deteriorating mental health, and no network of support, Molly finds herself homeless.

From the team behind the 2015 Edinburgh success To She or Not to She, joue le genre return to the Festival Fringe, working with Calum Finlay (National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Almeida Theatre).

Burnt Toast

By Place Productions
3-26 Aug
Assembly Rooms
5.05pm
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Two days, 15 years later. Burnt toast. Boring sex. Viennetta. Knife roulette. Quick Pol and Average Alfred have the life they dreamt of: calm and simple. But then she arrived. Burnt Toast looks to explore complexities of relationships – be it simple interactions within a neighbourhood, unrequited familial love, the vanilla-sex-kind of relationship love or the sort that results in Burnt Toast. The relationship that Quick Pol has to her little town, and her sense of obligation over desire, can be seen anywhere and can affect anyone, regardless of who and where.

Curse of Cranholme Abbey

By Young Pleasance
4-19 Aug
Pleasance Courtyard
3.30pm
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Doors creak and dust falls; the Curse of Cranholme Abbey has awoken once more. The ‘superbly talented’ (List) Young Pleasance presents a tale of intrigue and horror as the past and present collide. Distant screams echo from the east wing. The clock ticks. Time stands still. Peeling back the wallpaper, our heroes unravel the Abbey’s terrible secrets as the curse threatens to destroy them all. With their trademark large-scale ensemble cast and ‘production values way above anything in Edinburgh’ (BroadwayBaby.com), Young Pleasance have created yet another piece to chill and thrill this summer!

comedy

Happy Hour

By Jack Rooke
3-27 Aug
Underbelly, Cowgate
5.20pm (60mins)
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Fresh from his debut BBC Three series and Total Theatre nominated Good Grief on BBC Radio 4, Jack Rooke presents Happy Hour – a comedy documentary theatre show set in the filthiest student, gay, wanky-exposed-brick-with-dangly-lightbulb bars, exploring why some mates leave the party and never ever come back. Jack featured in New York Times’ highlights of Edinburgh Fringe 2015. ‘Rooke writes mesmerising whirlpools of cleverly written, tenderly shocking, awfully funny anecdotes. ★★★★★(Gay Times). ‘Delightful to spend an hour with, cheerily but sensitively tackling the most painful of subjects and finding hope in them’ ★★★★(Scotsman).

Google Drive

By Dan Attfield
2-28 Aug
Underbelly, Med Quad
12.20pm (60mins)
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In 2008, Google used search trends to predict flu outbreaks. In 2017, musical comedian Dan Attfield uses the same data to predict the apocalypse. As featured on BBC One, BBC Radio 4 and E4 with hip hop improvisers Abandoman and YouTube sketch team The RH Experience.

Data Night

By Catherine Brinkworth & Olga Koch
Aug 17-27
Just the Tonic at the Caves
10.40pm
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The touching story of one woman and her robot; a modern-day Frankenstein story with a hint of She’s All That. Written by and starring Olga Koch (finalist: Amused Moose and Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year) and Catherine Brinkworth (contributor to BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack, semi-finalist Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off).

Panilla Ice Ice Baby

By Pernilla Holland
2-28 Aug
Underbelly Med Quad
13:40pm
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Pernilla is a Norwegian on a journey through her past. Join her as she reflects on being a foreigner, running away and not owning a cow… and most importantly, how she has learnt to stop, collaborate and listen!

Bandana Jones and the Temple of Huge

by Hugh Davies
Aug 3-13, 15-27
Just the Tonic, Small Kirk
10.45pm (50 mins)
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Following a script left by his late Grandfather, Bennet Kavanagh (winner of the King Gong at the London Comedy Store, runner-up in the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year) teams up with Huge Davies (semi-finalist of the Laughing Horse New Comedian of the Year and So You Think You’re Funny) to create Bendiana Jones and the Temple of Huge! Performing on portable keyboards Ben and Huge attempt to perform a musical version of the Indiana Jones trilogy, in a disturbing tribute that quickly turns to disaster.

The RH Experience: Scribble!

Conor Jatter, Dan Attfield, Tom Webster,
3-13 Aug
Just the Tonic at The Mash House
6.20pm
“Tickets”:https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rh-experience-scribble
YouTube stars The RH Experience present Scribble: An hour of weird, wonderful and downright hilarious comedy, storytelling and songs, all against an ever-changing live-illustrated backdrop inspired by you! Charming lo-fi visuals (from the Beano illustrator Ed Stockham) twinned with razor-sharp improvisation and character driven narratives guarantee that The RH Experience’s Scribble is the perfect show for all comedy and art lovers. As seen on E4! ‘Make us laugh to the point of exhaustion’ (TheFourOhFive.com). ‘The RH experience are not the pioneers of tomfoolery: they are the masters’ ★★★★★(ThreeWeeks). ★★★★★(TenEightyMagazine.com). ★★★★★(JokePit.com).

A Poke in the eye

By Georgie Morrell
24-28 Aug
Cabaret Voltaire, Laughing Horse
8.30pm (60 mins)
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Do your other senses get stronger? Is it wrong to fancy your doctor? Will I get a new eye that shoots lasers? Just some of the questions our heroine answers whilst telling us how she went blind but now she can see… literally! Recounting stories of doctors, sexual fantasies and binge drinking (sometimes all at once). We hear what it is to face inevitable blindness with her own brand of humour. Being disabled is her excuse to do exactly what she wants, say what she wants and live her one-eyed life as she wants.

The Morrell Highground

By Georgie Morrell
2-28 Aug
Underbelly Med Quad
3pm (60 mins)
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Georgie’s got 99 problems but disability is basically the main one. ‘Remarkable comic’ (LondonPubTheatres.com). Can disability finally bring sexy back? Can Georgie save the NHS? Are NHS doctors hotter than private ones?! Why can’t disability be mega LOLz? Taking you through her bizarre and hilarious journey, find out how Georgie sees disability through her one eye! Georgie Morrell is a half-blind comedian whose four-star first show, A Poke in the Eye, has been up and down the country and transferred to the Soho Theatre. As heard on BBC Ouch and Channel 5.

Chumbags

By Lulu Popplewell
5-26 Aug
The Southsider
17.45 (50 mins)
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An hour showcase of brilliant stand-up with Morgan Rees (Chortle Student-Finalist), Jeremy Flynn (So You Think You’re Funny Semi – Finalist) and Lulu Popplewell (Leicester Square Comedian of the Year – Finalist). ‘Excellent’ – The Scotsman.

Wow!

By Isa Bonachera
Underbelly, Cowgate
3-27 August
1pm
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Wow! The universe is mind-boggling! Isa Bonachera presents her debut Edinburgh show. If you like to hear about people, places and things, this is the show for you. Failed scientist Isa Bonachera will take you in a journey through reality. You are guaranteed to learn nothing. Previous praise includes: ‘the best stand-up I have ever seen live’ (Will Maclean, Cambridge Student). ‘A continuous mixture of laughter and abdominal pain ensued’ (Eddie Spence, Tab). ‘Had everyone beside themselves’ (Perdi Higgs, Varsity.co.uk). ‘Will surely go far’ (Carl Wikeley, Cambridge Student). ‘A particular brand of genius’ (Isobel Cockerell, Tab).

Scott Barnet: Quantumly Entangled with a Blobfish

By Scott Barnett
3-13, 15-26 Aug
Just the Tonic at The Caves
12pm (50 mins)
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Quite possibly the best/only show about blobfish you’ll ever see. Scott Barnett’s debut comedy show, blends surreal silliness with thoughtful gems of wisdom, mined from the ore of nonsense mountain. Noon – PWYW

Accidents Happen to Sasha

By Sasha Ellen
Just The Tonic at The Mash House
3-27 Aug
8pm (60 mins)
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At the tender age of three, Sasha Ellen accidentally killed a kitten… And she hasn’t stopped murdering since. A brutally honest stand-up show about mishaps, misunderstandings and general screw-ups. Sasha has had two sell-out Edinburgh shows, one of which transferred to the Soho Playhouse in New York. ‘Genuinely fresh’ ★★★★ (Scotsman). ‘Cheeky humour… upfront and witty’ ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★ (EdinburghGuide.com). Directed by Ria Lina, who’s show was nominated for the Amused Moose Laughter Awards, and commissioned by Radio 4, this show contains one of Dave TV’s Top 10 Jokes of the Festival.

Good Vibes

Heather Shaw & Olga Koch
Just the Tonic at The Caves
3-13, 15-16 Aug
10.40pm
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Heather Shaw and Olga Koch present a high-octane hour of one-liners, personal anecdotes and, most importantly, good vibes! Many people like to party but only the chosen few really know how. Heather is Yellow Comedy’s New Comedian of the Year 2016 and Olga was a finalist in Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016; they were also heard on BBC Radio, which they are quite pleased about.

The Daddy and Beeje Chat Show

By Sam Lake & Karen Hobbs
3-26 Aug
Just the Tonic @ the Caves
1.15pm
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Daddy and Beeje, two self-absorbed, dysfunctional TV presenters, are getting ready for their live chat show. This tacky spectacle is a tale of two halves. Part one is a calamitous backstage tour of the TV studio, where you will meet a selection of awkward characters. Part two is a playfully scathing chat show, in which this pair of fame-hungry, attention-seeking “stars” interview different guests from around the Fringe every day, whilst battling for the limelight. This section will be recorded live and available as a 20-minute podcast the next morning.

Tash Goldstone & Sam Lake: Queens

52 Canoes (Grassmarket)
5-26 Aug
4.15pm
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Tash Goldstone and Sam Lake are queens. Serving you a regal stand-up showcase from two up-and-coming stars of the circuit. Do you wear rucksacks in nightclubs? Do you struggle to think of the best biscuit-based chat up line? Do you need to learn a thing or two about… the boys? Let the queens school you on all this and more. Tash and Sam have appeared on Vice. Tash has been described as ‘one to watch, something very unique’ (BroadwayBaby.com) and Sam and has been heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Loren O’Brien: Okie Dokie

5-26 Aug
Bar-Bados (Free Fringe) Room 3
7pm (50 mins)
Free Entry

Loren’s a waitress, her mother’s a bartender, and her grandmother was a ‘nanny to the stars’. Loren’s dream is to become the first female president of the United States, but can you really escape what you were born into? A comedy show about having dreams, as long as they’re realistic.

Winner of Vault Festival’s Comedy Award.

PRESS FOR LOREN:
To become one of the biggest female comedy acts of this year.’ Sunday Times
‘Comedic one woman show genius!’ ★★★★★ Remotegoat
‘A performer with immense personal charisma. Her talent is clear.’ Chortle
‘Close to perfection… masterfully written and performed’ ★★★★★ The New Current
‘O’Brien displays a gravitas that is daunting in someone so young.’ The Stage
‘There’s no mistaking O’Brien’s ability’ TV Bomb
‘O’Brien is a force to be reckoned with’ A Younger Theatre
‘This woman is remarkable… the funniest you’ve ever seen.’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Girl in da Corner

By Jen Wakefield
3-27 Aug
Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey
1.15pm
Free Entry

If there was ever a show that ticks all the diversity boxes, then Jen’s got it all. Not only has she got the unique ability of having mixed heritage, she’s got mixed Indian heritage and she’s a woman! Although she feels like a 20-year-old sprite from London, she’s closer to 30 and has realised she’s got some stuff she wants to get off her chest. It’ll be a high energy hour of fun. Come and see why nobody… puts Jen… in the corner. ‘Bringing fresh attitude to the comedy section’ (Fest).

The Matriarchy Experience

By Cam Spence
5-26 Aug
Ciao Roma
8.20pm
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Tired? Depressed? Your gender getting you down? Experience what this world would be like as a matriarchy! Like a holiday for your gender binary! Lasting results! Free seat to sit in! ‘Since experiencing a matriarchy, I have felt constantly sad because I wish I lived in one’ (One of many satisfied customers). From hotly-tipped new character comedian Cam Spence.

Eleanor Coville: Bigamous

3-27 Aug
Just the Tonic at Mash House
8.20pm
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Bigamous is a brand-spanking-new character comedy. A big energy, silly-voiced extravaganza frolicking through the most extreme pits of humanity. Come along for an hour of popping characters, cracking sketches and goddam depravity. As seen in the Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2015 and a part of Soho Theatre’s Young Company, Eleanor Colville makes her solo debut in this surreal and limber show that asks: just how many people is too many people? ‘A combination of delicious writing and perfect comic timing’ ★★★★★(Varsity.co.uk). ‘The jokes came thick and fast’ ★★★★★(BroadwayBaby.co.uk).

Next Best Thing: How to be good at everything

Pleasance Courtyard
2-28 Aug
4.45pm
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Being a millennial in the modern world is hard. But best friends Jay and Katie have all the answers. Luckily, they’re willing to share their wisdom with you. Over a riotous hour of absurd, grotesque and boldly original sketch comedy, these two idiots will make you good at everything. No refunds. ‘Surreal’ ★★★★★(FemaleArts.com). ‘Frighteningly unhinged and consistently well-observed’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Written by Next Best Thing and Chris Gau. Directed by Chris Gau (creator of Borderline, Channel 5).

Lady Face

By Lucy Farrett
3-28 Aug
Assembly Hall
5.45pm (60 mins)
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A white-knuckle ride on a character comedy carousel from chameleon woman-host LadyFace, AKA Lucy Farrett, said to be ‘funny’ (Neil Gaiman) and ‘mesmerising’ (Scotsman). So, roll up, roll up and take a journey through her multi-faced person world! See character wonders such as a Middle Age poet (literally Medieval, from the past, not a woman of 45+ years of age) to Audrey Hepburn (the real Audrey Hepburn giving great advice), even a woman who owns a dog (wow), and many more faces to amuse, beguile and outrage. The Mighty Boosh/Victoria Wood lovechild of solo character comedy.

The Hardest Working Men in Show Business

By Nathan Roberts & Ross Smith
3-12 Aug
12.05pm
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Beta-males Nathan D’Arcy Roberts (shortlisted for BBC Radio New Comedy Award, 2016) and Ross Smith (So You Think You’re Funny? Semi-Finalist, 2015) explore identity, nostalgia and modern love in an anecdotal and innovative free stand-up show. One not to miss!

#VILE: The Untimely Demise of a Manufactured Pop Star

By Matthew Greenhough, Produced by Wound Up Theatre (Dom Riley, Matthew Greenhough, Abee McCallum)
theSpace @ Jurys Inn (
14-26 Aug
6.05pm
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Wound Up Theatre present a one-man show exploring ambition, ego, jealousy, existential angst, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and masturbating in an accessible toilet at the Pride of Britain Awards. A Satirical pitch-black comedy chronicling the social media-induced breakdown and homecoming of a D-list celebrity. From Matthew Greenhough, writer and performer of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award Listed play, ‘Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy’: ‘Bold and thought-provoking’ (Mark Lawson, The Guardian), ‘One of the best shows I have ever seen at the Fringe or anywhere else… side-splitting’ ★★★★★(BroadwayBaby.com), ‘Powerful, hilarious and gripping’ ★★★★(List).

@wounduptheatre,

www.wounduptheatre.com

Fix My Brain

By Dillion Mapletoft
9 Aug
Bedlam Theatre
11pm
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Dillon (Chortle Student Comedy Award 2017 Finalist, Soho Theatre Young Company 2017) has been suffering from depression. Fortunately, he’s found a coping mechanism, and you can come see it for just £7! He’s joined by his friend Oliver, who’s committed, supportive and has no choice but to help.
Watch as they stare into a Nietzschean abyss. Marvel as they try to solve a complex mental health condition with raisins. Thrill as you try to work out which insults were scripted and which were lift-ed from our day-to-day conversations. After all, Dillon is prepared to share his deepest emotions, and Oliver is prepared to share his surface thoughts without going overboard.
From two ex-Presidents of the Cambridge Footlights, who have brought you shows like The Foot-lights Spring Revues 2014–17,The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2016: Lagoon and The Footlights Harry Porter Prize Winner 2015: Warp Factor comes a new comedy show about friendship, depression and that’s it.

Mojo and Lew Fitz: Let You In

By Mohammed Omar
5-26 Aug
Kilderkin
5pm
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‘Engaging comic… smart and freshly funny’ (Scotsman). Cheeky northerner Lew Fitz crashes an epic house party being thrown by MoJo (Mo Omar – Amused Moose Semi Finalist and Cockney Cherub Josh Trebilcock). Expect tears and beers with a split hour of irreverent stand-up from three of the UK’s most exciting emerging talents.

LoveHard: Murdered by Murder

3-27 Aug
Laughing Horse (News Rooms)
3.35pm
Jacob Lovick
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1934, Devon. Six old friends. A small get together at Lord and Lady Titan’s household, Drenchblood Heights. A murder mystery party. It promises to be the night of their lives, by which we mean the night of their, er, deaths. Barely unscathed by their award-winning run of The House on the Hill, the duo LoveHard are returning with this brand new show. Featuring a live score from Nick Charlesworth. Best Show finalists (Barry Awards, Edinburgh 2016). Free Theatre Award 2016 winners (GingerWigAndStrollingMan.com, Brighton Fringe 2016). ★★★★(BroadwayBaby.com, 2016). ★★★★(FringeBiscuit.co.uk, 2016).

Alice and Dan are Splitting the Bill

19 – 26 Aug
Bar Bados (Room 3)
7pm (60 mins)
Free Entry

Dan (Amused Moose Semi-Finalist) has been putting up with Alice (Funny Women’s One to Watch) for almost a year. And now they are putting their relationship to the ultimate test – by performing a comedy show together

The Unmarried

By Lauren Gauge
2-28 Aug
Underbelly Med Quad
10.35pm
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Luna is a bold as brass lager lout on the prowl for wild times putting two fingers up to society’s expectations. Written and performed by the award-winning Lauren Gauge. Mixing 90s rave with ‘striking, savage, rare writing talent’ (Simon Stephens, playwright of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), The Unmarried hits Edinburgh with its much raved-about live underscore of old-school UK Garage anthems following sell-out runs, whilst in development, at Lyric Hammersmith and Camden People’s Theatre.

Illuminarchie: Archie Maddocks

3-27 Aug
Laughing Horse @ Espionage
12.45pm
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IlluminArchie is the hilarious new show by ‘super cool, super smart storyteller’ (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard) and award-winning comedian, Archie Maddocks. He is described as ‘poignant, inventive and razor-sharp’ (BroadwayBaby.com) and as having ‘a corking, almost cinematic story’ (Chortle.co.uk). Join Archie for his new show, which looks at, but is not limited to, how he wishes someone would take control of his life so he didn’t have to, an accidentally racist girlfriend, a killer doughnut and an altercation with a monkey.

comedy/cabaret

Denim: World Tour

3-27 Aug
Underbelly, Cowgate
9pm
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It’s pop in a dazzling new costume. It’s drag as you’ve never experienced before. Drag supergroup Denim are hitting Edinburgh on their one-stop world tour. Revel in Denim’s unique brand of explosive pop in their hotly-anticipated Edinburgh debut. Join Denim as they give back to their billions of fans. ‘I think they’re called Denim’ (Kate Moss). ‘London’s hottest new girl band’ (Vice). ‘The Queens steal the show’ (Evening Standard). ‘A hysterical cabaret-musical’ (Vogue).

Elsa

By Isobel Rogers
Assembly Hall
3-27 Aug
9.30pm
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Elsa works in a cafe and eavesdrops on the coffee mornings with the girls as she waitresses. Finding that the customers conceal what they are really thinking, Elsa acts out their personalities through hilarious satirical songs. A musical mash-up of comedy and storytelling, Isobel Rogers (Roundhouse Resident Artist) uses her talents as a theatre maker, singer and actress to transform into characters who conceal the truth.

The Vagina Dialogues-The Volvas

17-27 Aug
Upper Church @ Summerhall
12.30pm,60 mins
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The Völvas is an international feminist performance ensemble. The Vagina Dialogues is a cabaret-style theatre and variety piece that includes a series of episodic monologues, duologues, and movement pieces set to live music. The work is innately feminist, humorous, grotesque and, let’s face it, a little bit nude in its approach.

Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Directed by Tamsyn Kelly
2-28 Aug
10pm
Tickets

From the professional piss-heads behind Shit-Faced Shakespeare, comes an all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking, musical extravaganza! Shit-Faced Showtime is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of The Wizard of Oz with a shit-faced cast member.

Notflix by Pernilla Holland 2-28 Aug Gilded Balloon Teviot 3pm Tickets

Five-star, total sell-out show, 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and Vaults Festival, 2017. Funny Women and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year semi-finalist. Sunday Times, Marie Claire and Elle Magazine pick of the Edinburgh Fringe, 2016. Evening Standard pick of The Vaults Festival, 2017. Did we mention the cast are making it up as they go along? Did we mention it’s a musical? Featuring a live band and original, improvised songs. Notflix, because everything is better as a musical. ‘Roaringly funny and incredibly talented’ ★★★★★(BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Spontaneous, surprising and delightful’ ★★★★(FringeBiscuit.co.uk).

Pop!

By Isa Bonachera
6-27 Aug
The Street, Basement Lounge (PBH Free Fringe)
2.45pm
Free Entry
Pop! is a witty comedy cabaret about life and failure. Isa Bonachera used to like the future when it was about normal people dressed as Eurovision contestants, but that excitement is gone because she belongs to the worst generation to ever walk the Earth.

Soho Theatre Young Company at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Performances

Mon 28 Aug 12:00am