Cabaret and Variety

The Bleeding Obvious

Well, life is never quite as straight as it seems. Yorkshire lesbian Jessica Rowbottom (aka The Bleeding Obvious) endeavours to describe the experience with original songs and tales which are sometimes funny, occasionally poignant, frequently emotional, usually queer – and it's probably the only show with the lyrics 'demisexual panromantic polyamorous androgyne'!

6 - 14 August 2022, 10:15 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 are from La Clique at Underbelly Festival 2022.

5 - 27 August 2022, 7:35 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Cabaret and Variety

The Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz

Two of the world's leading alcohol experts return with a hilarious quiz show that gets the rounds in - in more ways than one. With a pen and question sheet in one hand and several world-class drinks in the other, join them on a uniquely absurd, fact-filled journey through time. It's the perfect aperitif to a Fringe night out! Watch on YouTube

5 - 28 August 2022, 6:40 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Cabaret and Variety

Tom Brace: Embrace the Impossible!

Magician Tom Brace takes a trip down memory lane with a brand new magic show for all ages. 

3 - 29 August 2022, 4:55 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Cabaret and Variety

Karen from Finance is Out of Office

She's hitting the road and she's hitting it hard. Say goodbye to the 80 hour work week and jump on board the Finance Express for this one-woman journey of self-discovery...and self-annihilation. Beloved Australian drag queen Karen From Finance presents her debut one woman show Out of Office which features all of her trademark high-camp and hilarious mashups, plus all the tomfoolery you can poke a presentation pointer at.

3 - 29 August 2022, 10:00 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Cabaret and Variety

Ganesh and Cydney's Clinic

Now throw in some glitter, filth, a dash of camp and you're nearly there... After travelling the globe seeking the reaffirmation their lovers never gave them, Ganesh and Cydney have landed in Edinburgh, on a mission to rid the city of lovesickness. 'Clinic' is a new cabaret experience, that's cliche and unconventional in equal measure. With the help of a little audience participation, some outrageously intimate anecdotes, and original songs, 'patients' are taken on a euphoric and enlightening journey towards sexual discovery and self-love. The perfect night-time remedy!

4 - 28 August 2022, 11:00 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

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

Cabaret and Variety

Daniel Cainer: More Jewish Chronicles (and Other Musical Stories)

Six off-Broadway runs and 15 EdFringes. He's written scores for film and TV, his songs have been performed by cabaret artistes and rabbis, his music has launched a thousand cars and washing machines. He's been the "Singing Reporter" on BBC and the world's only "Singing Astrologer" (probably).   (Bagels not included)

3 - 28 August 2022, 1:15 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Cabaret and Variety

The Failure Cabaret

In this dark comedy cabaret, Stephanie Dodd from Fremont, Nebraska (Vocals/Accordion) & Justin Badger from Fremont, California (Vocals/Guitar) use original music to tell their story of meeting in New York, performing on Broadway, accidentally moving to a pretentious mountain town and doing everything in their power to stay sane and married at the same time. This show was born when Executive Producer, Chuck Porter declared, "Hey kids, let's do a show!"‚ after a few beers in a hotel bar.

4 - 28 August 2022, 9:05 pm

Underbelly Cowgate