Fringe 2017 - Now On Sale!
15th May 2017
TA-DA! Our entire calender of events for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is NOW ON SALE. With over 150 shows to choose from, get your clicking fingers at the ready to start booking your festival season now!
Now let's get down to it: we have decided to put together a handy little 'insight-guide' to give you all an overview of just some of the incredibly exciting events coming up in 2017.
What a laugh! Comedy:
Foil, Arms and Hog
Ireland's top comedy trio. Sold out EdFringe 2009-2016. Over fifty million hits on YouTube. Fringe favourites Foil, Arms and Hog present their brand new show, Oink.
★★★★★ The Irish Times
John Bishop: Winging It
Comedy superstar John Bishop is returning to Fringe with a brand new show WINGING IT.
‘Unimprovable... comedy superstar’ ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
All the way from India, Aditi’s Edinburgh debut explores how her place in our global village makes her feel she belongs nowhere and everywhere at the same time. Confusing for someone who’s always been the village idiot, no matter how global it is.
Ain't no party like a Circus party:
Winner – First and Foremost Entertainment Award Brighton Fringe 2015. Elixir is circus with a difference! Uninhibited by cliché or expectation, subversive and hilarious, the story follows three enthusiastic and acrobatic scientists who attempt to create the elixir of life.
'Raucous, late night circus with mesmerising skill' ★★★★ TheReviewsHub.com
Humans is an ecstatic love letter to our endangered species. Ten acrobats go faster, harder and higher than ever before, taking us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human and of how our bodies, our connections and our aspirations all form part of who we are.
'The rock stars of the circus world.' ★★★★★ The List
Circolombia is no ordinary circus. 13 performers, mind-boggling skill and a willingness to take terrifying risks delivers world-class, gravity-defying performances. Celebrates Colombia's diversity, voices, dance and spectacular circus live. Guts, grace and gusto, direct from Bogota.
'These audacious artistes both blow the mind and stir the heart' ★★★★ The Sunday Express
Let's get cultural - Theatre:
Jack Rooke: 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.
'Rooke writes mesmerising whirlpools of cleverly written, tenderly shocking, awfully funny anecdotes' ★★★★★ Gay Times
The Last Queen of Scotland
1972, Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of Ugandan-Asians under a 90-day deadline. From Uganda to Dundee, a woman grows up knowing nothing about her homeland. This is one story from a community in exile that sheds light on a unique period of untold history. Part of madeinscotlandshowcase.com.
Frankie Vah by Luke Wright
It's 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and skuzzy indie stardom. But can he keep it all down? Luke Wright's second verse play deals with love, loss and belief, against a backdrop of grubby indie venues and 80s politics.
'Pulsating, poetic story-telling' ★★★★ Guardian
Get the whole herd involved with our Family shows:
Trash Test Dummies
This side-splitting, slapstick comedy circus show delivers a dump truck of hilarity! Winners of Best Children's Presentation at Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises.
Morgan and West
Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable. As seen on The Next Great Magician (ITV), Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV) and The Slammer (CBBC). 'Hilarious and good for all ages' Primary Times
'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ Stage
Sarah and Duck
The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage production, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music.
A brief insight though this may be; fear not! For you can find the entire line up across our 4 festival sites by navigating through this little link: www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/whats-on
Step into the world of the Fringe my friend, festival season starts now.
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