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Underbelly’s news from week one at the Fringe!

12th Aug 2016

Howdy, Cow fans! 

It's been a moo-sive first Fringe week here for us, with amazing reviews and packed out shows, as well as some wild Fringe antics from companies and audiences alike! 

We opened our doors to Fringe audiences:

Our 5 venues: Circus Hub, Underbelly Cowgate, Potterrow, Underbelly George Square and Med Quad opened their doors to a rush of excited audiences, with plenty of sold out shows from day one! Here are a few pictures of what our sites are looking like this year...



A Simple Space  ★★★★  TV Bomb 
Ada/Ava ★★★★ Scottish Daily Mail 
Austentatious ★★★★ Broadway Baby 
Borgeouis and Maurice ★★★★ The List
Camille O'Sullivan ★★★★★ The Times
Geoff Norcott ★★★★ Fest Mag
Katie Brennan’s Quarter Life Crisis ★★★★★ West End Wilma
Lucy McCormick Triple Threat  ★★★★ The Stage
Sam Simmons ★★★★ The Herald
Zoe Coombs Marr ★★★★ The List 

Read what the press are saying about all of our shows in our weekly reviews round up here.

Slaughtered: live from the Abattoir with Kate Copstick:

We're recording a hilarious and raucous podcast every Tuesday at midnight in our Abattoir bar during the Fringe. Hosted by Kate Copstick with a new killer line-up of guests each week, this hour long glimpse into the life of performers during the fringe is a wild ride - download the first episode for free here.

We've had the wildest photocalls of the Fringe:

Betty Grumble created a self-love portrait in the Cowgate lane, the cast of The Raunch discovered a Wild Wild Western secret street in Edinburgh, the entire Circus Hub programme got together in the Meadows, a Drag King Joan of Arc rode a horse through the Meadows, and so much more...


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