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Pussy Play Masterclass

The Fringe is well endowed in the way of risqué, taste-dependent, adult-only shows, but Strawberry Siren assures you straight off the bat that this isn’t the kind of show that gets anyone pregnant. Siren may be...

All Hell Toupee

Directed by Jeremy Stockwell, All Hell Toupee is a satirical comedy which tells the story of Christina, a Los Angeles beauty aesthetician who has come to Edinburgh to sell you the best ‘hair wear’ in America. S...

Rosco McClelland: How I Got Over

How I Got Over is about the life changing experience of Scottish Comedian of the Year Rosco McClelland, and focuses on his brush with death and the discovery of his life threatening heart condition, Sudden Deat...

Mission Abort

Mission Abort opens with Therese Ramstedt, legs spread, on what appears to be a nurse’s bed as she addresses the audience upside down. So begins this exceptionally moving and thought provoking one woman play wh...

Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap!

Help ma’ boab, it’s only Robbie from River City! Apparently - I’ve never actually seen the show. My mother watches it though. Swimming in the torrents of post-River life, Lamont’s routine centres around survivi...

Chris Forbes: Unquiet Mind

In Unquiet Mind, Chris Forbes focuses the hour around the trouble with overthinking. While he delivers most of his gags with ease, it took a little while for him to get into the swing of things. Forbes begin...

Ben Hart: Belief

Ben Hart takes to the stage with a grin and a monologue, explaining his connection to numbers in somber tones, complete with suspenseful music tinkering in the background. “In order to make something disappe...

Mindy Raf: Keeping my Kidneys

The first minutes of Mindy Raf’s show are cheeky and infectious. You would never guess that this bold New York comic would be tackling some of the most significant emerging societal issues and even confronting ...

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning

Hidden away in a back room of the Gilded Balloon, you may wonder where you are being lead to for this show - especially as the room is named the Balcony but is situated in the basement. The Balcony offers up an...

David Correos & Matt Stellingwerf: Chaos and Order

The stage is set and appears almost unassuming, dressed with just a microphone, a table with flyers on it and a small silver bucket. Nothing out of the ordinary for a Fringe show. Then you notice a sheet of tar...