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Deja-moo! Throwbacks at the Fringe

31st Jul 2019

Feeling nostalgic for yesteryear? Relive all your throwback favourites at Underbelly, with everything from Basil Brush to Enid Blyton getting the revamp treatment!

Basil Brush: Unleashed l Underbelly Bristo Square l 6.45PM (7.45PM) l 31 July – 25 August

Showbusiness legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 2000’s, 1970’s (and everything in-between) this one’s for you, as Basil makes his much-anticipated fringe debut in a show for the adults!

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch l 6.55PM (8.05PM) l 31 July – 26 August

Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon. But who is the woman behind the tentacles? From the multi award-winning Fat Rascal Theatre, creators of sell-out hit musicals Buzz and Vulvarine, comes the untold story of Ursula the sea witch. It's time to take the plunge as we reveal what really happened under the sea, in a tell-all tale of sex, sorcery and suckers. A musical parody.

Whose Line is it Anyway? l Underbelly Bristo Square l 7PM (8PM) l 31 July – 26 August

Clive Anderson once again takes the reins as many of the original cast members reunite in this now legendary live version of the iconic improvisational TV smash hit. The stellar line-up from the world of improv this year includes Greg Proops, Mike McShane, Stephen Frost, Richard Vranch and Phill Jupitus, with more special guests to be announced!

Mr. Men and Little Miss l 11AM (12PM) l 01 – 26 August

Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show! For almost 50 years, Mr. Men and Little Misses have brought joy to millions of children all over the world through self-expression, colour, simplicity and humour. Featuring Mr. Bump, Little Miss Splendid, Mr. Tickle, Little Miss Inventor and many more, Happyland bursts to life in a series of colourful and timeless stories told through puppetry and music.

Bumper Blyton l Underbelly Bristo Square l 5.05PM (6.05PM) l 02 – 25 August

Performed in vintage costume with music and songs, the show offers an hilarious tongue-in-cheek homage to Enid Blyton. Return to a time when you could get a delicious tongue sandwich or wrap your lips around a nice spotted dick...  Featuring a picnic basket of the UK’s best known improvisers from stage and screen, this show will grab you by the jolly hockey sticks and leave your sides aching!

Austentatious l Underbelly Bristo Square l 1PM (2PM) l 16 – 25 August

After sell-out national tours, a West End run and Radio 4 special, Austentatious returns to the Fringe for its seventh glorious year! Every single day an all-star cast (including Cariad Lloyd, Andrew Hunter Murray, Rachel Parris and more) improvise a brand new Jane Austen novel based entirely on a single suggestion from the audience. 

Posted by Lizzie Kunkler