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

Thinking Drinkers: The Booze-ical

Comedy

Thinking Drinkers: The Booze-ical

Following last year’s sell-out Edinburgh run, the self-styled hardest-working beefcakes in alcohol-based infotainment are back ... .with a brand new musical extravaganza complete with FIVE FREE DRINKS for every audience member! Sip back and marvel as the award-winning drinks experts embark on an all-singing, all-dancing musical mission to prove that the pub, and indeed alcohol, are cornerstones of civilisation. Accompanied by talented West-End singers Flat and the Curves, Ben & Tom raise a glass to a heady, hilarious cocktail of historical characters in the greatest, most intoxicating, lock-in of your life. ‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’ (Times)

31 July - 25 August 2024, 6:10 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Colin Cloud: Consequences

Comedy

Colin Cloud: Consequences

Cloud is going to solve the biggest mystery on the planet. You. What do you believe? More importantly, what impact do those beliefs have on your existence? Secrets will be unravelled, impossible outcomes will be predicted, and reality itself will be manipulated. You make 70,000 decisions every single day, your next one is to decide which night you come to see this show. Your life depends on it. 'The closest thing to a real-life Sherlock Holmes' ★★★★★ (Daily Record) 'See this show!' ★★★★★ (Broadway Baby). Star of: America’s Got Talent and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. Please note the performance on 10th August is at 5:30pm, not the usual 7.20pm.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 7:20 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Comedy

NewsRevue

Guinness World Record-breaking NewsRevue is an impeccably delivered, current affairs, parody song & sketch show. This Edinburgh institution, celebrating its 45th birthday, aims to shine a light in the darkness with 100% new, high-energy content. 'Sensational!' (Sky News)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 7:30 pm

Underbelly George Square

Flat And The Curves: Rose-tinted

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

Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations!

Comedy

Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations!

On this, the year of our Lord 2024, it’s a brand-new, hour-long, stand-up comedy concert from your ol’ pal Rhys Nicholson. Only a coward wouldn’t attend.  Winner Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2022. As seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, Roast Battle UK, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Taskmaster AU & Netflix. 'Skilful, elegant and perfectly crafted stand up.' ★★★★★ (The Scotsman) 'This is a genuinely great stand-up comedian at work... awe-inspiring to watch.' ★★★★★ (Time Out)

31 July - 25 August 2024, 8:25 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Foil Arms and Hog: Skittish

Comedy

Foil Arms and Hog: Skittish

Internet sensations Foil Arms & Hog are back in the magnificent McEwan Hall to premiere their brand new show, ‘Skittish’. A mix of sketch comedy, audience participation and improvisation. Sold out 2009-2023. Best reviewed show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 & 2019. 'Quite simply, a sensation' (EdFest Magazine). 'They’re just fantastically funny' (The Times) 'Very funny show' (Rowan Atkinson) 'Hilarious' (Kevin Bridges) 'An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines' (Chortle)v

31 July - 26 August 2024, 9:15 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

Karen

Theatre

KAREN

Karen invites you into the uproarious world of our Protagonist. Seamlessly breaking the fourth wall, she’ll whisk you through a chaos-filled narrative that has been described as Fleabag meets The Office with Cameron-West's acting described as 'the female Peep Show' (The Nerd Party).  We open on Protagonist's 30th birthday at the Alton Towers, where her life takes an unexpected turn. Mid-calippo, she's unceremoniously dumped by her long-term boyfriend, Joe. Little does she know, this is just the beginning. Protagonist must soon navigate through office hell as Joe starts dating her arch-nemesis: Karen. This creates a perfect storm of heartbreak, societal pressures, and an identity crisis that threatens to engulf our heroine. The final straw unleashes in an explosive office showdown, where the suppression of her emotions can no longer be contained and our Protagonist finally finds her voice. Through laughter, tears, and a healthy dose of sarcasm, Protagonist learns the invaluable lesson that the path to healing lies in moving through the pain, not around it, and in the empowerment of owning one's emotions that allows you to find peace.

1 - 25 August 2024, 3:55 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

Furiozo: Man Looking For Trouble

Comedy

Furiozo: Man Looking for Trouble

A sell-out season at 2023 Edinburgh Fringe, shortlisted for Best Show in Comedians' Choice Awards 2023. A disturbing yet absurdly funny portrait of toxic masculinity. This solo punk-rock comedy show stars one man - Furiozo, an aggressive hooligan with a giant heart. Police chases, petty theft, drugs, and longing for the greatest thrill of all - true love. You will love him. You will hate him. You will experience the presence of the beast. 'Terrifying then lovely' (The Guardian) 'Adorably scary' (All That Dazzles) Piotr Sikora is a clown, comedian and improviser. Piotr has showcased his work at festivals all around the world: USA, France, Germany, Philippines, Denmark, UK, Australia and New Zealand. He's a lecturer of improvisation at the University of Warsaw but really just loves sleeping in his hammock and playing Nintendo Switch.

1 - 25 August 2024, 9:40 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

#1 Son

Comedy

#1 Son

LA clown Natasha Mercado invites you to a mass that’s equal parts holy and horny — hosted by God’s sexiest son, Father Greg Orian. Experience a religious awakening like no other. Desire and devotion. Sacred, yet profane. It's like church, but with "smash or pass" revelations about lust, lies and living with your demons... As seen on HBO Max and [adult swim].

1 - 25 August 2024, 11:10 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

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

Geoff Norcott: Basic Bloke

Comedy

Geoff Norcott: Basic Bloke

Geoff Norcott finishes his tour at the Fringe with 5 nights only! Trying to make sense of politics, culture and masculinity with his playfully provocative brand of humour. But this time around he also has a mission. As well as casting his everyman eye over what's happening in wider society, Geoff is trying to unpick what's happening with your average bloke. Remember them? 'One of our most refreshingly funny comedians' ★★★★ (Times)

21 - 25 August 2024, 6:40 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square