Milking you for a good cause
20th Aug 2018
Bringing you the best of the fest in the form of once-in-a-fringe shows where your ticket funds vital charity work. This year we have six fantastic charity events raising money for four top notch charities. Audiences enjoy several thigh-slapping, can't-breathe-I'm-laughing-too-much evenings, knowing their cash is saving lives. Here you can find out more about them and the charities they're supporting.
Performers - Clothes + Audience - Clothes = Naked Cabaret They're back! With a one-off performance at Jersey located at Bristo Square, Underbelly. All donations go to the charity Body Gossip. In a culture where only a narrow cross-section of bodies are deemed worthy of attention, Body Gossip empowers every body by campaigning through Art and Education.
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Underbelly’s Big Brain Tumour Benefit | 13 August
On 13 August, Underbelly held its annual Big Brain Tumour Benefit to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity, and the final total was an amazing £30,000! The event was hosted by Scottish national treasure Susan Calman (you might have seen her dancing up a storm on Strictly Come Dancing?!) in her only Fringe appearance this year, as well as some of the best comedians in the country - David O’Doherty, Rhys Nicolson, Joel Dommett, Zoe Lyons and Nish Kumar.
Stand Up For Shelter | 15 August
Stand Up for Shelter returned for its fifth year at the Fringe, with a fantastic showcase of comedy, all in aid of Shelter. MC'd by Suzi Ruffell, and featuring Reginald D Hunter, Ed Gamble, Felicity Ward, David O'Doherty and Sofie Hagen, the evening was a sell-out success and raised a whopping £6,000! Thank you to everyone who came along! Find out more about Shelter here and keep an eye out for year number six!
Bongo club Cabaret vs Cancer | 16 August
The legendary late-night variety show returned for one night only with an incredible line-up of cabaret, comedy and music acts from across the Fringe presented by Rhymes with Purple and hosted by Dusty Limits. The evening raised approx. £750 – all going to help those affected by cancer. Cracking work!
Crosstentatious | Monday 20 August
For one night only, the award-winning cast of Austentatious swapped their bonnets and breeches in aid of Waverley Care, Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity which focuses on prevention, education, testing and support. Altogether they raised more than £3500 from combined box office income and bucket collections - a jolly good show! You can find out more about Waverley Care here and book for Austentatious' final Fringe dates here.
Werewolf: Live - Charity Spectacular! | Tuesday 21 August | Udderbelly | 23:30 (00:30)
Charity spectacular! Beloved comedians backstabbed, manipulated and fought for survival in Werewolf: Live with audience members playing along. All proceeds went to Kidney Research UK, the leading charity committed to developing treatments, patient information and raising vital public awareness. A wild one night of charity gameplay; they raised just under £3,000! Find out more about Kidney Research UK here and book for Werewolf Live's final Fringe dates here.
Posted by Becky Leary