Children's Shows

The Gruffalo, the Giant and the Mermaid with Julia Donaldson

Following their sell-out 2018 show, UK's best-selling author Julia Donaldson and a cast of four return with a brand-new show based on her much-loved books including The Smartest Giant in Town, The Singing Mermaid, The Highway Rat, and The Gruffalo. Packed full of songs, puppetry, and audience interaction, join Harry and Betty at their scarecrows wedding, go on an adventure with Cave Baby and a woolly mammoth and see if the grumpy Go-Away Bird would like a friend after all. Every performance will be followed by a book signing.

4 - 29 August 2022, 11:00 am

Underbelly George Square

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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

Children's Shows

Amazing Bubble Man

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).

4 - 29 August 2022, 12:55 pm

Underbelly George Square

Theatre

Rob Madge: My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?)

When Rob was twelve, they attempted a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their Grandma. As Rob donned wigs and played Mary Poppins, Ariel, Mickey Mouse and Belle, their Dad doubled as Stage Manager, Sound Technician and Goofy. Unfortunately, Dad missed all his cues and pushed all the floats in the wrong direction. Mum mistook Aladdin for Ursula. The costumes went awry. Grandma had a nice time, though. My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) is the joyous autobiographical story of social-media sensation Rob Madge as they set out to recreate that parade - and this time, nobody, no, nobody is gonna rain on it. Awarded Best Off-West End Production 2022 by WhatsOnStage!

4 - 29 August 2022, 4:15 pm

Underbelly George Square

Comedy

Dreamgun Video

Dreamgun let go of the wheel with a double feature of their laugh-a-minute genre parodies: Brumpy Goes Vroom (a coming-of-age, talking-car movie) and Kiss the Jury (an erotic courtroom drama). 

3 - 29 August 2022, 10:20 pm

Underbelly George Square

Comedy

Gabby Killick's Game Of Thongs

It's a hilarious frolic through the modern day jungle of sex, drugs and cancel culture. Gabby, the writer of the pandemic viral anthem, Masturbation In Isolation, speaks to the social media generation telling truths that others dare not say. With a cast of extraordinary characters from The Apps to Shocking Disease, every minute of the show is mesmeric.

3 - 29 August 2022, 7:20 pm

Underbelly George Square

Comedy

Ange Lavoipierre: I've Got 99 Problems and Here's an Exhaustive List of Them

An insufficient number of solutions. If you currently have or have ever had problems, the new show from award-winning comedian and journalist Ange Lavoipierre is absolutely for you. This frantic yet beguiling display of self-pity is the holiday from your own problems you've been waiting for. Winner, Best Comedy Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe 2020

3 - 29 August 2022, 4:20 pm

Underbelly George Square

Comedy

Eli Matthewson: Daddy Short-Legs

Award-winning Eli Matthewson, is taking you back through some huge life revelations that took place in some seriously shitty cars, from when he came out to his dad, to ten years later when his dad came out to him. WINNER Best Show 2021 NZ International Comedy Festival WINNER Director's Award 2019, NZ International Comedy Festival 30 Best Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 The Telegraph  

3 - 28 August 2022, 8:50 pm

Underbelly George Square

Comedy

Scummy Mummies

New songs! New sketches! New catsuits! And even some new jokes! Join Ellie and Helen as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA. Bring your friends and make it a mum's (or dad's!) night out! Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and best-selling book. As heard on Radio 4 and featured by The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph. @scummymummies / scummymummies.com. 

18 - 27 August 2022, 7:40 pm

Underbelly George Square

Comedy

HarleQueen

In this award-winning show you will laugh, you will cry, you will not be impressed by Abby's ventriloquist skills, but she will do it anyway. Winner - Festival Director's Pick - New Zealand Comedy Festival Winner - Best Comedy - Week Four 2020, Adelaide Fringe Festival Winner - Emerging Artist 2020, Adelaide Fringe Festival Winner - Best Comedy 2019, Dunedin Fringe Festival

3 - 29 August 2022, 5:50 pm

Underbelly George 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

Werewolf: Live – Charity Spectacular!

Charity spectacular! Watch as an all-star lineup of comedians backstab, manipulate and fight for survival in cult game show Werewolf: Live. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Expect chaos. Previous guests include Rose Matafeo, Nish Kumar, Ed Gamble, London Hughes, Adam Hills, Iain Stirling, Mark Watson, Mae Martin and many more. Best Newcomer Nominee, Brighton Fringe 2017

25 August 2022, 11:15 pm

Underbelly George Square

Theatre

Lightweight

As a last-ditch effort to recover from eating disorders, Amie enters a 28-day addiction treatment facility and remains there for a year. Tortured by her wildly dysfunctional parents, a seductive cupcake, and the ghost of a dead music icon, Amie surrenders to the fact that she may never recover... Until a new patient enters and disrupts her world forever. Winner "Best Festival Debut" - United Solo Festival, New York City 2021

3 - 29 August 2022, 2:50 pm

Underbelly George Square

Theatre

Make-up

Lady Christina leaves the stage after another performance above another pub. Drag has become a drag and tonight could be her last ever show. But when the make-up comes off, the face in the mirror takes Chris Laneghan back to life before Christina came along. Can he live if living is without her? Step off the stage, leave the glamour and the costumes behind, and get to know the person behind the make-up.

3 - 29 August 2022, 1:20 pm

Underbelly George Square