New shows announced!
New shows announced!
New shows announced!
New shows announced!

We are back in all of our full-fat glory at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 2022 with an udderly spectacular line-up of live entertainment for you to get your hooves stuck into.

 

Comedy

Comedy Arcade

Host Vix Leyton, holds a bingo ball of surprise subjects four comics to compete with related stories & anecdotes to win points, like the best fantasy dinner party you could ever imagine. Anchored by panel regulars Rich Wilson & Jenny Ryan plus many more.

4 - 28 August 2022, 11:20 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Cabaret and Variety

La Clique

Born at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004 and subsequently gaining international acclaim touring the globe, this original and trailblazing Spiegeltent-based cabaret show brings you a magnificent collection of extraordinary new artists and unmissable favourites.  A decade on from winning the Best Entertainment Olivier Award and fresh from performances in London and Singapore, La Clique promises to be a night of laughs, gasps, naughtiness and the best in international cabaret.    Images from past La Clique seasons

5 - 27 August 2022, 7:35 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Children's Shows

The Gruffalo, the Giant and the Mermaid with Julia Donaldson

Following their sell-out 2018 show, UK's best-selling author Julia Donaldson and a cast of four return with a brand-new show based on her much-loved books including The Smartest Giant in Town, The Singing Mermaid, The Highway Rat, and The Gruffalo. Packed full of songs, puppetry, and audience interaction, join Harry and Betty at their scarecrows wedding, go on an adventure with Cave Baby and a woolly mammoth and see if the grumpy Go-Away Bird would like a friend after all. Every performance will be followed by a book signing.

4 - 29 August 2022, 11:00 am

Underbelly George Square

Music

Camille O'Sullivan: Dreaming

“Queen of the Fringe’ (BBC) premiers her new show, a rare intimate evening of dark and light songs. Including Bowie, Cohen, Pulp, Radiohead and Rufus Wainwright. Chameleon like, 5-star sell-out performances include Sydney Opera House, Royal Festival Hall, La Clique, Roundhouse, Later with Jools Holland and a Herald Angel award for RSC solo performance ‘Lucrece’. Camille transforms each song into an intense, emotional experience - joy & pure passion. With musician Feargal Murray. ‘A major star’ ***** Scotsman  ‘Masterclass in living a lyric, mesmerising’ *****Mail on Sunday ‘Exceptional voice’ ***** Time Out  ‘Hypnotic’ ***** Independent

3 - 28 August 2022, 7:20 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Family

Dragons & Mythical Beasts

Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku, the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the Dragon...  Olivier nominated.

3 - 21 August 2022, 11:20 am

Underbelly Bristo Square

Dance & Physical Theatre

Havana Street Party

Los Datway street dance, Mas Con Menos percussion, and Kufesa contemporary ballet will blow you away with an urban dance explosion. Accompanying them are a ten piece live band led by rapper Bad Boy Ovio and DJ Ernesto. Expect traditional rumba, sexy salsa and hot Latin hits from the likes of Camila Cabello, Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, Cimafunk. Sexy, spectacular, unmissable. Created by five-time Fringe First-winning director Toby Gough (Havana Rumba, Havana after Dark).

3 - 29 August 2022, 5:25 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Cirque Alfonse: Animal

In this re-invented agricultural world, the farm is turned upside down! Yet again, the Cirque Alfonse clan has favoured its multidisciplinary approach where circus, song, dance and theatre all come together, driven by original live music ... an irresistible mix of trad and soul that the troupe calls ‘agricultural funk! A production for young and old alike, ANIMAL is the farm gone haywire!

6 - 27 August 2022, 4:25 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Children's Shows

Splash Test Dummies

Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into an hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family. See a brilliant array of catch- your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side- splitting, slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous. Join the Dummies and come diving from bathtubs to beaches in this aquatic adventure! Winner of Best Children's Presentation - Adelaide Fringe 2020.

6 - 27 August 2022, 12:05 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

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