Edinburgh Comedy Allstars
Dance N'Speak Easy
#1 Son - Natasha Mercado
I Wish You Well – The Gwyneth Paltrow Ski-Trial Musical
The Dreamer – Live
BI-TOPIA
Suhani Shah: Spellbound 2.0

Join us from July 31 - Aug 26 2024

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

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Comedy

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Following multiple five-star sell-out runs, “CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation” returns with another rip-roaring crime comedy made up entirely on the spot. Leicester Comedy 2023: ‘Best improv’ award Who? What? How? The choice is yours in this fully-improvised, witty and absurd murder mystery where the audience creates the crime. 'Quick thinking & fast paced. A spectacular must see' ★★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine) 'A novel idea, executed superbly' ★★★★★ (The Wee Review) 'hysterical murder mystery & a tight witty improv show' ★★★★ (Fringe Biscuit)

2 - 25 August 2024, 3:10 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Flat And The Curves: Rosé-tinted

With rosé-tinted glasses, award-winning Flat and the Curves piece together a night of slut-drops, jumpsuit blunders and fried chicken-infused afterparties, in their musical booze-cruise through the quintessential brit-girl bender. As seen on the BBC and fresh from their UK tour, the 5-star girl-group was named one of British Comedy Guide's best reviewed shows 23. 'They make Fascinating Aida look like the Von-Trapps' (Sunday Express) 'electrifying... outstanding... powerhouse cabaret!' ★★★★ (Scotsman) 'The effect is bizarre: you're moved by their sound whilst bent double laughing...truly remarkable.' ★★★★★ (BroadwayWorld)

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:20 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Amazing Bubble Man

Family

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last 14 years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square bubbles, to rocket bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. (Some shows will have live music by Jet Black Pearl).

1 - 26 August 2024, 11:20 am

Underbelly Bristo Square

Can Duggan Should Duggan

Comedy

Can Duggan? Should Duggan? Will Duggan

Will Duggan (as seen on the Russell Howard Hour, Sky One) is never going to be the youngest person to achieve... anything, anymore. Barrelling, as he is, towards 40 with terrifying speed, but looking at all those things he had planned, there's probably the vestige of something that he can grab, polish and present as a life's work. Maybe. Probably. Perhaps. You may have seen Will on Sky, BBC Three, ITV, or heard him popping up on BBC Radio 4. Maybe you've walked past him on the street. 'Effortlessly funny' ★★★★★ (JOE.co.uk).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 3:50 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Is the WiFi Good in Hell?

Theatre

Is the WiFi Good in Hell?

2008. Margate isn't cool (yet). 12-year old Dev sits on a derelict shack, sandwiched between Margate's sea and the abandoned theme park, Dreamland. He's also recently discovered gay people exist... Is the WiFi Good in Hell? follows Dev from boyhood to adulthood. Margate to London. He's gagging for a good connection, yet with his roots firmly intertwined in his hometown's seabed – can he cope with the realities of a life he's forever put on a pedestal? 'Chapman’s debut play isn’t just genuine; it is brutally real. There is a beauty to his writing that is breathtaking, and there are few emerging playwrights that have the ability Chapman has shown...' ★★★★★ (The New Current) Written and performed by Lyndon Chapman - a queer creator, born and raised in Margate, Kent.  Directed by Will Armstrong - co-creator of queer cabaret ‘idiots. gay idiots.’ (‘London’s Best Cliché Free Cabaret Nights' – Time Out), and director of Abby Vicky-Russell’s GUSH (nominated for Vault Origins award 2023, and The Popcorn Writing Award 2023). Recipient of the Keep it Fringe Fund, 2024. Debuted at Brixton House as a part of Housemates Festival 2023, written on Soho Theatre Writers Lab, 2021-2022.

1 - 25 August 2024, 12:40 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

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

La Clique

Cabaret and Variety

La Clique

The sell-out sensation is back at Circus Hub featuring the world’s best in circus, cabaret and comedy. La Clique is breathtaking, hilarious, sexy, dangerous and iconic. Born right here at the Edinburgh Fringe 20 years ago, and subsequently gaining international acclaim around the globe, this is the original and trailblazing Spiegeltent cabaret show. Every season is a different collection of extraordinary new artists and unmissable favourites. Step inside the magnificent Spiegeltent for an unforgettable night this Fringe. Do not miss it. 'Welcome to your new favourite cult Fringe outing' ★★★★★ (Scotsman).

2 - 24 August 2024, 7:20 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Come Dine With Me: The Musical

Musicals and Opera

Come Dine With Me: The Musical

Take a bunch of tuneful strangers. Mix in a dollop of behind-the-scenes skulduggery, a Sound Man playing detective, a sprinkling of star-crossed love, and plenty of juicy arpeggios. Marinade, cook for 60 minutes... and serve hot. The result is a mouth-watering fusion dish, combining the beloved TV show and a sumptuous original score to form Come Dine With Me: The Musical – a winning recipe that will delight even the pickiest palate! (Warning: May Contain Spice.)

31 July - 25 August 2024, 2:20 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Don’t call me China Doll

Theatre

Don't Call Me China Doll

As she prepares for the audition of a lifetime—playing Anna May Wong, Hollywood’s first East Asian starlet—China Doll must confront and untangle the ingénue’s legacy as she discovers astonishing parallels between them. Disdainful of Anna for perpetuating the stereotypes she still fights to overcome, China Doll wakes up to find herself magically transported to the 1930s in the body of the revered and reviled starlet. Over the course of several nights, she discovers profound similarities in the ways they navigate love, life, and identity as East Asian actors in the west. ‘Don’t Call Me China Doll’ is a one-woman show that explores the intricacies of internalised racism and self-worth. A compelling exploration of identity, discrimination, and progress, it prompts audiences to reflect on how and why East Asian artists still face the same barriers as they did a century ago. Raw, honest, and fearless, Diana Feng deftly manages heavy themes with surprising levity and a large dose of self-deprecating humour. Soon to receive a PhD in Culturally Specific Performance Practice and British East and Southeast Asian Representation, Feng is at the forefront of challenging the cultural narratives that shape our understanding of representation.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 12:55 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

IIIII - About The Art of Letting Go

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

IIIII – about the art of letting go

Contemporary circus, dance and sound art weave a personal and emotional journey through the beauty and pain of letting go! At the centre: the Cyr wheel. Powerful, stirring, fragile. Hanschitz and Beierer surrender to the process of letting go. The mood changes between calm balance, loss of control and floating lightness. From raw sounds to fine beats, a live soundscape is made from the Cyr wheel itself, in a circle of surrender, holding on and becoming free.  

13 - 24 August 2024, 11:00 am

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Rosie Holt MP: Why We Were Right

Comedy

Rosie Holt MP: Why We Were Right

Rosie Holt, the desperate and loyal Tory MP, famous for her viral twitter "interviews", celebrates the launch of her new book as she explains to you, the British public, why the so called "scandals" derided by the left were completely right (and intentional) all along. She'll make Tories of you all yet! 'The Thick Of It levels of writing and performance applied to a very current flavour of political bullshit' (Times). 'Beautifully observed and performed' (Guardian). Limited run – book early to avoid disappointment!

19 - 25 August 2024, 7:50 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square