Circus - The Show

Children's Shows

Circus – The Show

Roll up! Roll up! Prepare to enter a world of whimsy, wonder and amazement where your imagination will soar like never before, in this completely re-imagined family circus spectacular! Winner: Best Children's Event, Adelaide Fringe Weeklies 2021, 2023, 2024. Sure to astound the entire family, Circus is the latest trailblazer in children's entertainment – featuring world-class illusions, tumbling acrobats, highly skilled jugglers, elegant aerialists and an endearing clown with his gigantic six-foot balloon. 'The greatest circus show around!' ★★★★★ (Kiddo Magazine). 

31 July - 26 August 2024, 10:50 am

Underbelly George Square

Lost Girl

Theatre

Lost Girl

Birdy is 19. She's too old to beat boys up in the playground or skip maths. But she wishes she wasn't. Until, by chance, she unearths a family secret. One that's been buried since 1930s Cairo. One that her grandfather would rather stay hidden. But for Birdy this might be her chance to right the wrongs of the past, and prove maybe she isn't so useless after all? From award-winning playwright Amy Lever, Lost Girl is an exploration into Jewish-Arab heritage, the expectations of womanhood and family. Amy Lever is an award-winning actor and writer from Manchester. Her debut play “Life Before the Line” won the Cambridge University Edinburgh Fringe Award 2022 where it went on to receive critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a transfer to the Cockpit theatre and is currently in development for a tour. 

31 July - 26 August 2024, 11:50 am

Underbelly George Square

Alphabet of Awesome Science

Children's Shows

The Alphabet of Awesome Science

Join Professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for thrilling voyage through the alphabet – where fascinating words inspire spectacular science! It's a tongue-twisting race from A to Z that's equal parts explosive, messy, hilarious, fascinating and gross. Brace yourself for an hour of carefully crafted alphabetical, scientifical (multi award-winning!) chaos. 'If I could give it six stars I would' ★★★★★ (The Advertiser)  'Left the kids and I looking at each other in disbelief and clapping with joy' ★★★★★ (See-Do-Eat-Review)  'Wonderful, wonder-inspiring wonderment' (The Adelaide Show)

31 July - 25 August 2024, 12:30 pm

Underbelly George Square

Daniel Cainer's Jewish Chronicles

Cabaret and Variety

Daniel Cainer's Jewish Chronicles

More stories in song from this multi-award winning Edinburgh favourite. Cainer's stories are about all our families and all our foibles, lovingly and intelligently depicted. Smart, funny, timely and deeply moving. 'A truly gifted musician and an extraordinary performer. At times heartbreakingly poignant, at other times laugh-out-loud funny. 'Utterly charming, thoroughly recommended' (EdFestMag.com). 'An hour in Cainer's company is a true pleasure' (Stage). 'Heart-rending, delicate and witty' (Daily Express). Highly Recommended Show 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2022 (FringeReview.co.uk). Veteran of seven Off-Broadway runs and 19 Edinburgh Fringes. MAC Award Nominee 2024.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 1:20 pm

Underbelly George Square

OH OH

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Compagnia Baccalà: OH OH

After the stunning success of PSS PSS, the multi-award-winning Compagnia Baccalà returns to the Fringe with OH OH! This new show is firmly placed in the history of clowning, harkening back to such figures as Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Fellini. OH OH is a wordless performance, a joyful combination of acrobatics, humour, and slapstick. It is a slice in the life of a double act, an absurd pas-de-deux, an encounter between clowning circus and physical theatre at its best. 'A marvel.' (LeFigaro.fr). 'A triumphant return.' (LaRegione.ch).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 2:15 pm

Underbelly George Square

Stephanie Laing: Rudder

Comedy

Stephanie Laing: Rudder

A comedy dance show about balance. Stephanie has a history of falling over a lot, accidentally kneeing herself in the face, and falling in love with total kn*bheads. In this show she uses a mixture of stand-up and dance to talk about bodies, sex, dancing, liking yourself, consent and healing. Also, there are cartoon bears and burlesque.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 2:50 pm

Underbelly George Square

Barbaren Barbies: A Wild Women Circus

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Barbaren Barbies: A Wild Women Circus

Witty, touching, hilarious and unapologetic. Watch these barbarians smash together incredible acrobatics, dance and comedy with delightfully shocking silliness. Five ridiculous superheroines playfully tease stereotypes and tackle the complexity of womanhood. It's as if the underground Berlin circus scene had a beautiful love child with a Vegas Spice Girl. Bursting onto the Berlin scene in 2022, the Barbaren Barbies have successfully toured throughout Germany, Austria and Poland. This international company is now ready to shake up the Fringe.

31 July - 16 August 2024, 4:00 pm

Underbelly George Square

Alexis Gay: Unprofessional

Comedy

Alexis Gay: Unprofessional

'Hey... do you have a minute?' Bad from your boyfriend, worse from your boss. From New York-based stand-up, viral video comedian and former tech employee Alexis Gay, Unprofessional is a comedy debut about working (or, uh, not working) in tech, and one very specific 4pm meeting at a company called... Redacted (she may or may not have signed an NDA, sorry!). Directed by Fringe veteran Matt Gehring, this show explores making work your entire personality, going nowhere on the hedonic treadmill and worrying so much about your LinkedIn profile that it lands you at the hair doctor.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 4:20 pm

Underbelly George Square

I Wish You Well – The Gwyneth Paltrow Ski-Trial Musical

Musicals and Opera

I Wish You Well – The Gwyneth Paltrow Ski-Trial Musical

Our tale tells the (mostly) true story of the campest celebrity trial in history: Gwyneth vs Terry. Packed full of iconic moments, the questions about Taylor Swift, and the now famous whisper of 'I wish you well' – this is a fast-paced parody that sounds as good as Gwyneth's candle smells. Throw in some jade eggs and future classics such as 'Do You Know Taylor?' and 'I'm Gwynnocent', and you have yourself a hilarious musical bursting with heart. Ski you in court!

31 July - 26 August 2024, 5:45 pm

Underbelly George Square

Grace Jarvis: Oh! The Horrors!

Comedy

Grace Jarvis: Oh! The Horrors!

Oh! The Horrors! is Grace's third solo comedy hour. Once again under the masterful direction of cult favourite, Laura Davis, Jarvis is returning to Edinburgh with a show that is loaded with her trademark whimsical social commentary and endearing personal anecdotes. 'Outwardly winsome and internally complex, Jarvis is a delight' (Scotsman). 'Hilarious, stinging and outrageously dark' (Reuben Kaye).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 5:50 pm

Underbelly George Square

Ruby Carr: eBae

Comedy

Ruby Carr: eBae

Deep dive into the weird and wonderful world of eBay. I’m obsessed with the thrill of an auction, it’s like shopping – but with a winner. I will show you the crème de la crème of the hidden worlds and the weird subcultures of eBay. I have bought it all. Is this because I’m a sucker for a good deal? A good story? Or is it my obsessive-compulsive disorder combined with my ADHD? You decide! I’ll take you down the rabbit hole, seeking validation for each progressively more unhinged purchase. "Ruby brings an infectious energy and steady stream of animated stories... injected with a deluge of sharp-witted reflections" - The Student Winner of Funny Women Comedy Writing Award 2022. “One to Watch” Funny Women Stage Award 2021 Finalist Amused Moose New Act of the Year 2019

31 July - 26 August 2024, 7:20 pm

Underbelly George Square

Comedy

NewsRevue

Multi award-winning NewsRevue returns to Edinburgh in its 45th Guinness World record-breaking year to mock politicians and celebrities alike through parodied songs and satirical sketches.  'It is known by its legion of Fringe fans for delivering sketch after brilliantly observed sketch and for skewering the more ridiculous elements of society with unforgiving linguistic brilliance.'  ★★★★★ (Broadway Baby) NewsRevue presents a brand-new show each year delivered by a phenomenally talented cast and on-stage musical director.  NewsRevue is ‘a rite of passage for all comedy newcomers.' (Chortle, launching the careers of many household names.) 'NewsRevue continues to reign supreme.' (Guardian, Edinburgh, 2022)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 7:30 pm

Underbelly George Square

Knight, Knight

Comedy

Knight, Knight

A knight pulls a sword from a stone and, as the prophecy foretold – becomes king. No, not that king. Another one. Totally different one. This one is in love with his horse. A clown tale of courage, duty, determination, brotherhood (shoutout to the round table!), grief, and most of all, horses. A wild romp through a medieval world you thought you knew. A ye olde show brought to you by Madeleine Rowe. Madeleine Rowe (they/them) is a clown, artist, and teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Madeleine recently sold out a run of their clown solo show Honey, I’m Home at Open Eye Theatre. Other theatrical credits include clown opera, Orpheus in the Underworld -a Spymonkey co-production at the Vienna Volksoper- as well as shows with Four Humors, Clarence Brown Theater, and Yellow Tree Theater. Madeleine’s training includes renowned clown teacher Philippe Gaulier, acclaimed British comedy troupe Spymonkey, MFA Actor training from the University of TN, and a BA in performance from Augsburg University.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 8:50 pm

Underbelly George Square

Ian Lockwood: The Farewell Tour

Comedy

Ian Lockwood: The Farewell Tour

Famous musician Ian Lockwood has accomplished everything he's ever wanted during his illustrious and extremely successful career, and thus, he's ready to die! See him in concert for his final performance on Earth. From critically acclaimed musical comedian Ian Lockwood comes a new narrative concert experience about life, death and friendship. Featuring 10 hilarious original comedy pop songs, Lockwood examines the fear of abandonment that is hidden so well behind a confident pop star facade, for a touching and earnest show that delivers a laugh a minute.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 10:20 pm

Underbelly George Square

TikTok Presents: The Variety Show

Comedy

TikTok Presents: The Variety Show

TikTok is the Official Virtual Stage of the world’s largest performing arts event: Edinburgh Festival Fringe! For one night only, TikTok will bring together a handful of the platform’s most-loved performers and biggest names at the Fringe for an incredible night of comedy and performance on the iconic Udderbelly stage. Hosted by TikTok starlet Coco Sarel, the show will feature TikTok and Fringe icons including Joanne McNally, Abi Clarke, Christopher Hall, Fatiha El-Ghorri, Henry Rowley, Kim Blythe, Reuben Kaye, Shabaz Ali and Sugarcoated Sisters. Plus ‘Funny Parts from BBC Studios’ featuring Noah Olaoye, Steven Mckell and The Gilbert Twins. Fresh off the back of BBC’s Creator Lab, they will perform hilarious made-up sketches on the spot. Supported by improv legend: Lola-Rose Maxwell, and directed by Luke Manning from TikTok’s own Shoot From The Hip (@shootimpro). Line-up subject to change!  

14 August 2024, 9:15 pm

Underbelly George Square