If you’re lucky enough to visit Edinburgh in August, you’ll be spoilt for choice with things to see. Each year, this crazy month is jam-packed with thousands of weird and wonderful shows from across the world.
Whether it’s musical theatre, Shakespeare, comedy, or wild circus acts, The Fringe has something for everyone.
We’ve put together some of our favourite Edinburgh events, so you can plan an action-packed visit to the centre of the theatrical universe.
The Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival which takes place every August. This year, the festival runs from 2nd-26th August. With events already in full swing, it’s time to start planning and book your tickets for the best shows.
The Edinburgh Fringe is where up-and-coming talent is spotted and theatre groups make their big breaks. If you’re in Edinburgh in August, make it a priority to discover something new and you never know, you might strike gold.
Here are two of our favourite theatre shows happening over the next month.
After its sell-out Fringe performance last year, this fantastic group from Sheffield’s Crux Of It Theatre Company are back for more.
Voted the ‘Best Fringe Play’ in the 2018 Chrisparkle Awards, these guys sent tears and laughter across the city with their heartwarming performance of two friends who cross the complicated line between life and death.
“A perfect one-act play...we were in stitches for the first half, and in tears for the rest...top class performances throughout.” -Chrisparkle Awards
The show’s producers are committed to telling stories that warm hearts, open minds, and make you smile. They’re not afraid to take on challenging topics, so be prepared for an emotional ride.
Book your tickets here before they’re snapped up.
This heart-wrenching story of ups and downs explores what happens when a stable life falls into complete chaos.
Award-winning Irish playwright, Margaret Perry, tells the story of a girl named Essie. Her happy life gets turned upside down after she loses her job and girlfriend. This powerful monologue follows Essie’s struggle as she scrambles to hold onto her collapsing world.
Perry’s writing is always beautifully honest and real. We can’t wait to catch her latest show. Purchase your tickets here for a night to remember.
The Fringe is home to some of the funniest comics in the world. Whether you want to watch your favourite TV standup or discover exciting new talent, this is the place to be.
Here are two of our favourite comedy shows to look out for this year.
Get ready for a night of belly-aching laughter with an hour of improvised comedy gold.
As the Fringe’s longest-running improvised comedy group celebrates their 30th birthday, the Improverts return to bring smiles to the city once again.
“A very accomplished evening of comedy, professionally delivered and well worth looking out for in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe later this year.” -Edinburgh49.org
You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the group works their magic in the famous Bedlam Theatre. Their fast-paced and short-form style makes every show unique, with the audience sending each show in weird and wonderful directions.
Book your tickets here, you won’t regret it.
If you’re looking for the ultimate Scottish experience, look no further than this award-winning show at The Stand Comedy Club. A hilarious cocktail of comedic talent will leave you rolling in laughter.
“The Stand is our best comedy venue, all year round, bringing the finest comedic talent to the Capital” -Edinburgh Evening News
Each performance features at least four Scottish comics who take to the stage for 90 minutes of laugh-out-loud entertainment. Previous years have featured stars including Frankie Boyle, Susan Morrison, and Kevin Bridges.
Grab your tickets here before it’s too late.
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