5 Shows to See at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 16th, 2018

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The world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe is now in full swing, with comedy, theatre, music and lots more popping up across the city. If you’re looking for something fun to do in Edinburgh this month, we’ve picked out a few of the top-rated Fringe shows from this year’s offering. They’re all well worth seeing, and you’ve still got nearly two weeks left to see them before the Fringe is over for 2018.

My Land

A mesmerising mix of theatre, dance and circus, My Land is a truly impressive show from Hungarian company Recirquel. Expect acrobats, jugglers and gymnasts in a way you’ve never seen them before. It’s sophisticated, dramatic and modern, and packed full of incredible stunts from talented performers.

On at Assembly Roxy until 26th August, 8.10pm – more information and tickets

Jordan Brookes: Bleed

Nominated for the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, Jordan Brookes is back for 2018 with a new show, Bleed. A very talented (and most importantly, funny) comic, Brookes delivers a hilarious and unpredictable stand-up show. This is one not to be missed – we predict big things for Brookes!

On at Pleasance Courtyard until 26th August, 8.30pm – more information and tickets

My Left/Right Foot – The Musical

In this hilarious musical, a local am-dram society is under pressure to comply with the equalities agenda. They come up with a cunning plan; create a gripping show starring ‘the disabled’. What could be better than the Oscar-winning My Left Foot? The only snag is they can’t find any disabled actors…

On at Assembly Roxy until 27th August, 6.10pm – more information and tickets


Another musical well worth checking out is Six, a retelling of the Henry VIII story from the perspective of his wives. A fun and energetic performance which puts women centre stage of a well-known historical story, this show is charming, entertaining and also thought-provoking.

On at Underbelly George Square until 27th August, 7.30pm – more information and tickets

Lauren Pattison: Peachy

Lauren Pattison’s show was a roaring success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, and this year she’s back with a brand new stand-up show after a whirlwind 12 months of awards, nominations and sold-out shows. This Geordie comic is seriously funny and her tales of life, love and careers are warm, wicked and authentic.

On at Pleasance Courtyard until 26th August, 7pm – more information and tickets

Have you been to see any shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe yet this year? Let us know if you have any great ones to recommend!