The alternative history show. Three guest comedians / history buffs perform history-themed ‘on this day’ sets before discussing topics from Edinburgh’s history with host Richard Pulsford (Scottish Comedian of the Year runner-up and Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2019, 2021 and 2022). Recorded for the It Just So Happened podcast.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 12th August TIME: 10.45 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
Its the second year of our burlesque competition! The talent on display is incredible, so if burlesque is your thing or you’re new to it, then join us for this competition! Last year’s winner now has her own show in the Fringe and the standard was very high with this years competition attracting talent from across the UK and beyond. The winner gets their own show in the Fringe 2024 and a £1,000 cash prize. This show is a great way into burlesque so sit back and pick your winner…
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 15th August TIME: 23.15 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
Adam Gwon’s song cycle Ordinary Days is both witty and captivating. You meet four characters all with their own quirks and flaws, so no matter who you are, there’s someone to relate to. It’s a show that teaches you about the power of kindness and how meeting one person, if it’s the right person, can impact your life in the best way.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 14th to 18th August TIME: 10.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 10 mins
LA comedian Julian Stern (Fringe 2022’s Absolute Friendship, McSweeney’s, Maxim Magazine, FuseTV) returns with an hour of stand-up and musical comedy about obsessive joy’s perseverance over irrational fear. Last year’s audiences called Absolute Friendship: ‘Must-see!’, ‘Brilliant!’, ‘Heartfelt and thoughtful!’, ‘An absolute blast!’, ‘So much fun!’, and ‘Can’t-miss!‘
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 13th August TIME: 22.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
Blunt-speaking botanist Kate decides it’s time she went back into therapy! Directed by Ella-Faye Donley and written and performed by Helena Collins O’Connor, this tragicomedy is an outrageous tale of how one woman makes ‘a powerful statement’ (Guardian) relaying experiences from speed-dating, botany, romance and visceral details that would make your therapist need therapy. No sugarcoating!
SHOW DETAILS: VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 14th to 27th August TIME: 22.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
This new play by an award-winning writer Michael Barry, starring Ciaron Davies (Game of Thrones, Manson Family Massacre) and directed by Stephen Church. We follow Shakespeare in his lodgings as he works on three of his best known plays, tortured by ghosts from the past and the outside world, even King James, he descends into mania as he creates King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra and Macbeth. This is an evocative depiction of London and Jacobean England during the plague, and of genius in isolation.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 18.5 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 30mins
Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrols at Harvard Law School tries to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. This musical is a fast-paced and energetic look at one girl’s determination not to be taken for granted, exploring how most things can be achieved in life if you apply yourself. A great show, a great cast, and some fantastic song and dance numbers – a show for all the family!
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 11.25 SHOW DURATION: 2 hours 25mins
The Machine Man Spectacle is a sensational visual performance, a personal journey of a lonely inventor trying to understand the world through his machines. Courageous spectators are asked to participate in seven of the universe’s most spectacular machines, aimed to observe the human spiritual spectrum!
Shahar Marom is an interdisciplinary object-theatre master, creating a new stage language combining design and performative act.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES/TIMES: 19th to 20th August and 24th to 26th August – 23:50 DATES/TIMES: 20th to 27th August – 10.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 10 mins
When the directors call for auditions for the actors, comedy and mayhem ensues as this young cast bring energy, talent and enthusiasm to the stage. A fun show, showcasing Edinburgh’s young talent – a great family show. Auditionees are called to audition in different scenes by the most talentless and overbearing directors ever; even the tech crew are brought into the act! With dance and storytelling brought into the equation, will any contracts actually be handed out?
VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 4th to 8th August TIME: 10.10 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour