Circa: Humans 2.0
Manual Cinema Presents: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster
Splash Test Dummies
Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch
Caligari

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

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

Last year he found the nefarious link between a furniture store, a dictator, and a rapper. Now 1930’s throwback homeschooled investigator Troy Hawke returns to battle a new enemy on behalf of all people everywhere…PSYCHOTHERAPY! 2022 Leicester Comedy Festival best show nominee 2020 Leicester Comedy Festival best show nominee 2020 Perth Fringe World Comedy Weekly Award winner and main award shortlist 2019 Perth Fringe World Comedy Weekly Award winner and main award shortlist 2019 Total sellout run Edinburgh Fringe 2019 Top 40 Best reviewed comedy shows Edfringe 2019   ★★★★★ Fringefeed 2020 ★★★★★ Weekend Notes 2020 ★★★★★ Wee Review 2019 ★★★★ Perth Happenings 2020 ★★★★ Fest 2019 ★★★★ Beyond the Joke 2019 ★★★★ Edfest 2019 ★★★★ Mumble Comedy 2019 ★★★★ Voice Magazine 2019 ★★★★ RGM 2019

3 - 28 August 2022, 7:00 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Children's Shows

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 and Circus

Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

Inspired by the true tale of an Ethiopian icon, Derartu Tulu, this unmissable showcase of superhuman strength blends breathtaking contortion, awe-inspiring acrobatics, and mesmerising fire juggling with a rocking, exuberant soundtrack. Circus Abyssinia made their UK debut at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and featured on the Royal Variety Performance in the same year. After touring internationally, including a sell-out run in New York, they are thrilled to return with their greatly anticipated new show. *reviews for ‘Ethiopian Dreams'

6 - 27 August 2022, 2:15 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

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 are from La Clique at Underbelly Festival 2022.

5 - 27 August 2022, 7:35 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

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Comedy

Abandoman aka Rob Broderick - Discography

Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Abandoman will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into a full discography for a fictional pop star.  Rob creates the kind of exhilarating live experience that has won him a string of awards, and the highest of international critical acclaim. Rob continues to sell out his fringe runs in Edinburgh and Australia each year, wowing audiences wherever he plays.

3 - 29 August 2022, 9:25 pm

Underbelly George Square

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Comedy

Spank!

Spank! returns for an incredible 20th and final year with hilarious hosts, awesome comedians and gratuitous nudity. Showcasing the most exciting comedy and cabaret on the Fringe, don't miss the 'best wild night out' (Scotland on Sunday) at the festival! 

5 - 27 August 2022, 11:55 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

Comedy

Rhys Nicholson: Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

That sounds nice doesn't it? Yeah. A nice little comedy show with your ol pal Rhys. Lovely.  WINNER MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW Melbourne Comedy Festival 2022

3 - 28 August 2022, 8:25 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Musicals and Opera

Making a Murderer: The Musical

Created by and starring BAFTA-winning comedy writer Phil Mealey (The Royle Family, Early Doors), the show highlights the many of flaws, biases and inconsistencies that contributed to both of Mr Averys convictions and that exist in the justice system today. Featuring a West End cast this captivating comedy-drama takes you on an emotional and eye-opening journey into the life and story of a man and his families fight for freedom that has enthralled people all over the world and has helped shine a light on the injustices and failings of a broken system. In fact it is the passion and conviction of the show that has captured the hearts of all its supporters. Proud supporters of The Innocence Project.

3 - 29 August 2022, 5:40 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Circa: Humans 2.0

Ten bodies appear in a flash of light. They move in harmony for a fleeting moment and then descend into a sinuous trance. Towers grow and decay, bodies leap, and are caught, as physical limits are pushed to their extreme. Can we ever find a perfect balance or is adapting to constant change the only way forward? A tightly woven choreography of bodies, pulsing with music, Humans 2.0 is intimate, primal, and deeply engaged with the challenge of being human.   Humans 2.0 is commissioned by The Mondavi Center, UC Davis Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Humans 2.0 is supported by the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.  

5 - 27 August 2022, 6:35 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Comedy

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

A one-stop-shop for your comedy fix right in the beating heart of the festival. Every show sold out since 2017! Previous performers have included Joanne McNally, John Bishop, Olga Koch, Ahir Shah, Suzi Ruffell, Jason Byrne, Joel Dommett, Nina Conti, Phil Wang, Kiri Pritchard McLean, Fern Brady, and David O'Doherty. Every weekend – Friday and Saturday nights.

5 - 27 August 2022, 11:15 pm

Underbelly George Square

Comedy

Jason Byrne: Unblocked

Jason Byrne has not only had his heart unblocked and been given a new lease of life, but his whole career has been unblocked too! The constipation of Covid has been cleared, live entertainment has been colonically irrigated and readied up for us all. The bans from social media platforms have been lifted and Jason is back dishing up platters of fun to everyone. Join Jason live on stage as he unleashes what he does best. Guaranteed pure and utter UNBLOCKED joy and laughter.

3 - 28 August 2022, 7:30 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

Dreamgun: Film Reads

Dreamgun read a different film script every night, rewritten with jokes and performed by unprepared comedians. Including Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Jurassic Park and the Silence of the Lambs. Check web listing for full schedule.    Week One Wed 3rd: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Thurs 4th: Titanic Fri 5th:   Star Wars: A New Hope Sat 6th:  The Fellowship of the Ring Sun 7th: The Breakfast Club   Week Two Mon 8th: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Tues 9th: Titanic Weds 10th: The Lion King Thurs 11th: Home Alone Fri 12th: The Shawshank Redemption Sat 13th: Jurassic Park Sun 14th: The Silence of the Lambs   Week Three Tues 16th: The Fellowship of the Ring Weds 17th: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Thurs 18th: Titanic Fri 19th:  Star Wars: A New Hope Sat 20th: The Fellowship of the Ring Sun 21st: The Breakfast Club   Week Four Mon 22nd: Star Wars: A New Hope Tues 23rd: The Shawshank Redemption Wed 24th: The Lion King Thurs 25th: ET: The Extra Terrestrial Friday: 26th: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Sat 27th: Jurassic Park Sun 28th: The Silence of the Lambs Mon 29th: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

3 - 29 August 2022, 6:50 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Children's Shows

Manual Cinema Presents: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster

Adapted from the beloved children's books by Mo Willems, Leonardo! tells the story of a monster who longs to be scary and the big decisions he must make along the way. This visually stunning production is realised through puppets, paper cut-outs, DIY cinema and live original songs by critically acclaimed multimedia artists Manual Cinema.

3 - 29 August 2022, 1:45 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Musicals and Opera

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

From multi-award-winning Fat Rascal Theatre and fresh from complete sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the UK comes this critically acclaimed hit parody musical. ‘Unfortunate’ splashes into Edinburgh with a 70-minute festival version - and things are gonna get wet.  Join everyone’s favourite Disney Diva, Ursula, as she gives her take on what really happened all those years ago under the sea. With an original hot pop soundtrack and trademark filthy humour, it’s time to take the plunge and dive in to this year’s hottest night out.   Cruella told her side, and Maleficent’s had her moment. Now the legendary queer queen is ready to spill, in this tell-all tale of sex, sorcery and suckers.  Book and Lyrics by Robyn Grant and Daniel Foxx. Music by Tim Gilvin.

4 - 29 August 2022, 5:55 pm

Underbelly George Square

Comedy

Austentatious

Every single day, an all-star cast improvise a brand new Jane Austen novel based entirely on a single suggestion from the audience. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is Austen as you’ve never seen her before: award-winning, riotous and unmissable.

9 - 13 August 2022, 1:30 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

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

Cabaret and Variety

Blunderland

The subversive break-out hit of the international cabaret and circus circuit, we have arrived with a STRONG dose of what we all need at the moment: some outrageous nightlife naughtiness, club-kid antics, and a heady dose of arthouse-weird. Born out of the New York underground queer nightlife scene this show has titillating packed crowds worldwide who are enthralled with its uniquely whimsical and ridiculous performance combinations. Join us for an evening of sensually disastrous drag, burlesque, and circus you won't forget!!

5 - 27 August 2022, 9:55 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Cabaret and Variety

Briefs: Bite Club

An event sautéed in a hedonistic haze of music, circus, drag, burlesque, theatre, and comedy. Described as one of Australia’s most arresting performers, Sahara Beck’s soaring vocals will blast female pride power into the ferociously fierce displays of talent from the BRIEFS boys you know and love. Their slick tomfoolery and heart-stopping hooliganism will be bathed in suave synth, heady hooks, and swelling strings, all set to a glorious pop pulse.

5 - 28 August 2022, 8:45 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

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

Comedy

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer for children and adults under 40 and increased funding for research is desperately needed. All box office income will go straight to The Brain Tumour Charity AND Underbelly will match this amount as a donation to the charity, doubling the amount that we can raise on the night. 

16 August 2022, 7:30 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

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