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
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
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
Are you ready for some Hot Queer Magic?! Join the award-winning cabaret artist and Indian dancer, Pink Lotus, for the Edinburgh debut of Hot Queer Magic – an iconic South London cabaret night showcasing raucous, seductive, hilarious, political, and outrageous acts from the most wonderful people around. We’ve got drag, we’ve got burlesque, we’ve got cabaret, and we’ve got acts that just refuse to be categorised! Come celebrate a night of LGBTQ+ joy and general antics with us! Check out our line-up, grab a ticket, and we’ll see you legends there…
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 16th to 27th August TIME: 23.15 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
This musical is based on the concept album by Green Day and centres around Jonny, Tunny and Will as they fight to get out of their boring, mundane lives. This talented cast brings the musical to life. The boys leave Jingletown and head for the bright lights. There they find love, drugs and violence but no answers to their problems. This gritty hard-hitting musical has the best tunes ever and it explodes onto the stage driven by its vibrant, talented cast as they bring these characters to life. A must-see for fans of Green Day
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 21.40 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 45mins