Join us from July 31 - Aug 26 2024

The Ghost of White Hart Lane

Theatre

The Ghost of White Hart Lane

Spurs and Scotland star John White was one of the best footballers of the 1960s, however, in July 1964 he was struck by lightning and killed at 27 years old. From humble beginnings growing up just outside Edinburgh, through to football fame and his tragic death, the play shares John's cheeky humour. It also follows the story of his son Rob White, who was just five months old when his dad died. Having premiered at Spurs Stadium, this follows on from the Sunday Times bestseller by Rob White and Julie Welch. 'The Ghost of WHL' is supported by Tottenham Hotspur FC, premiering at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in July before a run at the fringe. The play was commissioned by John White’s son Rob and follows on from his and Julie Welch’s Sunday Times best seller The Ghost of White Hart Lane - 'In Search of My Father the Football Legend'. The play tells the story of John White, from humble beginnings growing up just outside Edinburgh through to football fame & his tragic death, it also tells the story of his son Rob who was just 5 months old when his dad died. The play shines a light on the mental health challenges both father and son face and the way we deal with grief and loss, while dealing with serious issues the play has a very heavy sprinkling of humour throughout.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 1:25 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Josh Baulf: Banger

Comedy

Josh Baulf: Banger

After last year's five-star, award-nominated debut, Josh Baulf returns to Edinburgh with a show about relationships, childhood and turning 30. Baulf has appeared on ITV, BBC Radio and his online sketches have amassed millions of views worldwide. Winner, Get-Up Stand-Up. Runner-up, Leicester Square New Comedian. Finalist, Amused Moose National New Comic. 'Very funny' (David Walliams).

1 - 25 August 2024, 7:25 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

Troll

Comedy

Troll

An "irresistibly silly” (★★★★ The Guardian), two-troll clown comedy about connection, scape(goat)ing and being misunderstood. Fed up with years of misrepresentation, villainization and exclusion, two trolls find themselves in a Jacksons Lane theatre, ready and desperate to tell their side of the story and the truth about those three goats. Inspired by Norwegian folklore, 'Troll' is a heartwarming mash-up of music, storytelling, audience interaction, physical theatre and clown. Winner of Oslo Fringe's funniest show 2023 Telegraph's list of 56 funniest show 2023 'Monstrous fun' ★★★★ The Guardian 'A standout performance of clown' ★★★★★ The Funny Tonne / MICF 'Simonsen and Straume are queens of the ridiculous' ★★★★ The Wee Review  'A truly (troll-ly?) delightful afternoon of escapist whimsy.' The Telegraph 'a loveable duo' The Scotsman Performered and co-created by Marie Kallevik Straume and Anna Marie Simonsen Directed and co-created by Cecily Nash  Produced by Marie Kallevik Straume Anna Marie Simonsen Music by Chris Larner (Soul of a troll) Set design by Em Tanner

1 - 11 August 2024, 5:50 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

Things Between Heaven and Earth

Theatre

Things Between Heaven and Earth

A psychological thriller with echoes of The Talented Mr. Ripley and Rosemary’s Baby: female "hysteria" vs sexual identity. On the tenth anniversary of her husband’s death, May adds the finishing touches to the table settings just as the doorbell rings. Beside her lies a hardcover book titled Things Between Heaven and Earth by Eric Lee. This is it. The moment of truth. But as May welcomes Eric with a warm embrace, their conversation takes an unexpected and unsettling turn..

8 - 26 August 2024, 1:00 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Jeromaia Detto: MUSH

Comedy

Jeromaia Detto: MUSH

MUSH is the latest edition of silliness developed by award nominated comedian Jeromaia Detto! Unlock your inner child in this one-of-a-kind, kids-show-for-adults experience. MUSH uncovers the weird mushiness of one man's mind in a nonstop hour of very silly proportions! 'Definitely a must-see this Fringe' ★★★★★ (Glam Adelaide) ★★★★½ (Xpress Mag) ★★★★½ (Perth Happenings) ★★★★ (List UK) Best Physical Theatre and Circus and Spirit of the Fringe, Sydney Fringe 2023 (Nominated). Best Comedy Sydney Fringe 2022 (Nominated).

1 - 25 August 2024, 5:10 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

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

The Durham Revue: Mid-Laugh Crisis

Comedy

The Durham Revue: Mid-Laugh Crisis

Durham University's premier sketch comedy troupe is turning 50 – cue the mid-laugh crisis! With the big birthday bash looming, will the troupe conquer their 50th fears, or will they face their last laugh? The group that brought you Liz Kingsman, Ed Gamble, Stevie Martin, Nish Kumar, Ambika Mod and many more are back with a new troupe and 100% new material. Join the award-winning Durham Revue, for an hour of hilarious, cutting-edge sketches. Come along and make selling our soul to sketch comedy worthwhile. 'Raucously funny with sublimely clever writing.' (FringeBiscuit.co.uk).

1 - 25 August 2024, 2:30 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

Theatre

The Grim

London, 1964. Shaun and Robert are trying to get through another shift as undertakers in the East End, but on the day they're due to fit deceased murderer, Jackie Gallagher, for his coffin and with strange happenings afoot, all is not as it seems... Following the success of his 'holler-out-loud funny' (TheSmuReviews.co.uk) Fringe debut You're Dead, Mate, award-winning playwright Edmund Morris is back with his latest, darkest comedy.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 1:15 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Tom Lawrinson: Buried Alive and Loving it

Comedy

Tom Lawrinson: Buried Alive and Loving it

Everything is awful but that’s okay, argues Tom Lawrinson in his ridiculously entertaining show about family and growing up in a Spanish subterranean cave. A show for siblings who shared a rubbish childhood and comedy fans alike. With over 200 million views online, this ‘effortlessly engaging’ (Chortle.co.uk) and 'truly unique’ (Rolling Stone) stand-up is not to be missed. NextUp Biggest Award in Comedy runner-up. ‘Menacing heart-throb’ (Time Out).

1 - 25 August 2024, 9:05 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

Impromptunes - The Completely Improvised Musical

Comedy

Impromptunes – The Completely Improvised Musical

Musical mayhem abounds in a show that has to be seen to be believed. You suggest a title and seconds later the curtains open on a brand-new musical for the first, last and only time. Everything is made up on the spot. You'll be on the edge of your seat throughout as Australia's finest improvisers create a musical full of hijinks, harmonies and hilarity. It's unrehearsed. It's unpredictable. It's Impromptunes. 'Improv Gold. You'll leave with sore cheeks from laughing' (Herald Sun).

12 - 26 August 2024, 4:55 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Six Chick Flicks...

Comedy

Six Chick Flicks...

(...or a Legally Blonde Pretty Woman Dirty Danced on the Beaches while writing a Notebook on the Titanic). Back after a sell-out 2023 run, award-winning parody Six Chick Flicks smashes together six beloved movies into one hysterical, fast-paced celebration of chick flicks through the ages. US comedians Kerry Ipema and KK Apple bring to life all the makeovers, meet-cutes, and montages, plus some new surprises for 2024. ‘Must-see shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2023’ (Times). A show for chick-flick lovers, skeptics, and every Baby stuck in a corner!!

31 July - 25 August 2024, 9:30 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

William Thompson: Scumbag Millionaire

Comedy

William Thompson: Scumbag Millionaire

Would you invest? Save it for a rainy day? Or blow it as quickly as possible? BBC New Comedy Awards finalist. As seen on Dave and Channel 4 and BBC Scotland. Co-host of The Mudblood podcast and a regular guest on Tea With Me, stand-up comedian and rising star from Belfast, William Thompson will answer this question in his brand-new solo show for 2024! ★★★★ (TheArtsDesk.com) 'One of Northern Ireland's funniest new voices' (Fest)

31 July - 24 August 2024, 6:55 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square