Venue 33: Pleasance Courtyard

Shows at this venue in 2012

The Machine. Copyright: BBC.

The Machine

  • 6 - 7
  • 1-3, 5-13 & 15-25 Aug 2012

The Machine travels around the world planting all the trees, the grass and the flowers. This morning, it broke down!...   Full listing

Seeing Double: Figures.

Seeing Double: Figures

  • Play
  • 5 - 8
  • 1-12 & 14-27 Aug 2012

Armed with a video-link to spy on next door's rehearsal room, this modern farce follows a production team desperately trying...   Full listing

Seeing Double: Vision.

Seeing Double: Vision

  • Play
  • 5 - 8
  • 1-12 & 14-27 Aug 2012

Julio Buenaventura, supposed theatrical visionary extraordinaire, and his dysfunctional cast rehearse for the show of the decade, unaware that their...   Full listing

Hell's Bells by Lynne Truss.

Hell's Bells by Lynne Truss

  • 8 - 9
  • 1-8, 11-12, 14-19 & 21-27 Aug 2012

A DVD of an obscure British TV costume drama is planned. The creative talents behind the abysmal Mrs Milliner assemble...   Full listing

The Death of Chatterton. Copyright: BBC.

The Death of Chatterton

  • 8 - 9
  • 3-18 Aug 2012

Desire, deception, fame and notoriety... Pleasance's own 'breathtaking' company (Scotsman) present a thrilling new comedy that reveals the truth behind...   Full listing

My Elevator Days.

My Elevator Days

  • 9 - 10
  • 1-12, 14-19 & 21-27 Aug 2012

Elderly gentleman seeks companion. For conversation, only. Previous confidants include - his mother, Kafka (a dog), Grace Kelly (the beloved...   Full listing

Punch & Judy. Copyright: BBC.

Punch & Judy

  • 9 - 10
  • 1-13 & 15-27 Aug 2012

The original comedy of a serial killer. Humans replace puppets but the story remains the same - what happens when...   Full listing

Jenny Fawcett. Louise Ford.

Jenny Fawcett

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 8.50
  • 1-12 & 14-27 Aug 2012

I'm doing a show at the Pleasance Cellar. To find out more information come along. That said, if you are...   Full listing

The Temps. Sarah Bennetto.

The Temps

  • Sketch show
  • 8 - 9
  • 1-12, 14-19 & 21-26 Aug 2012

A new show by Sarah Bennetto, starring her totally sexy comedian friends. Anyone who's done office temping knows how it...   Full listing

Monsters Got Talent. Copyright: BBC.

Monsters Got Talent

  • Music
  • 5
  • 1-19 & 25-26 Aug 2012

Once upon a time a little monster enters a talent competition. The judge is a vampire. The other contestants include...   Full listing

Bottleneck. Copyright: BBC.

Bottleneck

  • 9 - 10
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2012

Steven Atkinson directs Luke Barnes' fizzing Liverpudlian coming-of-age drama. HighTide Festival Theatre is a new-writing powerhouse, championing this new generation...   Full listing

Mon Droit.

Mon Droit

  • 10 - 11
  • 1-15 & 17-27 Aug 2012

Who was the American that came to London for the love of a Queen, only to end up as a...   Full listing

BEASTS. Image shows from L to R: James McNicholas, Owen Roberts, Ciarán Dowd.

BEASTS

  • Sketch show
  • 8 - 9
  • 1-13 & 15-27 Aug 2012

Enticed down from the mountains with the promise of raw meat, these savage creatures were washed, shaved and taught to...   Full listing

Flanders and Swann. Image shows from L to R: Tim Fitzhigham, Duncan Walsh Atkins. Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

Flanders and Swann

  • 10 - 11
  • 3-14 & 16-26 Aug 2012

Celebrate the most important anniversary of 2012 - not the Diamond Jubilee (vital as that is) but the 90th anniversary...   Full listing

CountryBoy's Struggle. Maxwell Golden. Copyright: BBC.

CountryBoy's Struggle

  • 9.50 - 11.50
  • 1-12 & 14-27 Aug 2012

Michael is a rap star ... or at least he is when he dreams, but growing up in rural Cornwall...   Full listing

Winston on the Run.

Winston on the Run

  • 9 - 10
  • 1-7, 9-14, 16-21 & 23-27 Aug 2012

It's 1899 and escaped prisoner of war Winston Churchill is in a fiendish spot of bother: lost in the African...   Full listing

Sharron Matthews Superstar: Gold. Sharron Matthews.

Sharron Matthews Superstar: Gold

  • 12.50 - 14
  • 1-5, 7-12, 14-19 & 21-27 Aug 2012

Named Best of Fest (Scotsman). After two years of sell-out shows and five-star reviews, the undisputed queen of comedy cabaret...   Full listing

The Tim Vine Chat Show. Tim Vine. Copyright: Thames Television.

The Tim Vine Chat Show

  • Chat show
  • 14 - 15
  • 1-7, 9-13 & 15-27 Aug 2012

The 2011 sell-out show returns! Everyone has a story to tell. Come and see a totally ridiculous hour packed with...   Full listing

McNeil and Pamphilon. Image shows from L to R: Steve McNeil, Sam Pamphilon. Copyright: Crucial Films.

McNeil and Pamphilon

  • Sketch show
  • 9 - 11
  • 2-13 & 15-27 Aug 2012

The award-winning double act return triumphantly to Edinburgh for a third year after sell-out shows in 2010/11. Come see why...   Full listing

The Pin.

The Pin

  • Sketch show
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 1-12, 14-19 & 21-27 Aug 2012

The ocean. Dark. Mysterious. Forbidding. Elsewhere, The Pin are an exciting new sketch trio making their hotly tipped Fringe debut....   Full listing

One Rogue Reporter. Rich Peppiatt.

One Rogue Reporter

  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-13 & 15-27 Aug 2012

Rich Peppiatt's Leveson Inquiry evidence 'reduced the public gallery to hysterics' (Guardian) after having 'the newspaper industry's greatest Jerry Maguire...   Full listing

Sheeps - Dancing With Lisa.

Sheeps - Dancing With Lisa

  • Sketch show
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2012

***** - Edinburgh Guide, **** - Daily Telegraph, **** - The Independent, **** - The Metro, **** - The List,...   Full listing

The Beta Males in... The Space Race.

The Beta Males in... The Space Race

  • Sketch show / storytelling
  • 5 - 10
  • 1-13 & 15-27 Aug 2012

Critically acclaimed sketch storytellers return after two sell-out Fringes with the secret history of the British Space Programme and why...   Full listing

Ed Eales-White: Champions. Ed Eales-White.

Ed Eales-White: Champions

  • Sketch show
  • 7.50 - 9
  • 1-12 & 14-27 Aug 2012

Whitebone Productions presents the debut one-man character sketch show from the writer and performer in sketch group Clever Peter (BBC...   Full listing

NewsRevue.

NewsRevue

  • Satire / sketch show
  • 12.50 - 13.50
  • 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2012

Guinness World Record-breaking Fringe favourites mock the year's news events, mercilessly lampooning those in the public eye. No one is...   Full listing

Itch: A Scratch Event.

Itch: A Scratch Event

  • Play
  • 6 - 8
  • 13 & 14 Aug 2012

Fringe comedians perform a mixed bag of spanking new Edinburgh 2012 scripts - rehearsed and unrehearsed, funny, moving... and sometimes...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up. Image shows from L to R: Tom Toal, Rhys James, Joe Wells. Copyright: Celador Productions.

AAA Stand-Up

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-27 Aug 2012

Total sell-out 2005-2011, returns with a brand new line-up. Tom Toal, 'True talent' (Hairline.org.uk). Loaded Laftas Search for a Star...   Full listing

Charlie Baker Freshly Baked. Charlie Baker. Copyright: BBC.

Charlie Baker Freshly Baked

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2012

Stand-up from award-winning comedian, singer, actor, writer and tap dancer. Also husband, father, son, runner, Devonian and overeater. A fresh...   Full listing

Stuart Goldsmith: Prick. Stuart Goldsmith.

Stuart Goldsmith: Prick

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-14 & 16-27 Aug 2012

Expert stand-up' (Sunday Times) for anyone who used to have principles. Selfishness, narcissism, violence and a winning smile. This show...   Full listing

Luke Benson - Backseat Hero. Luke Benson. Copyright: BBC.

Luke Benson - Backseat Hero

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2012

Two-time Comedian of the Year nominee's much anticipated debut show. Ever been stalked? The Geordie Giant brings you a joke-filled...   Full listing

Pretending Things Are A Cock. Copyright: Talkback Productions.

Pretending Things Are A Cock

  • Storytelling
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-12, 14-19 & 21-27 Aug 2012

After critically acclaimed performances to sell-out audiences in festivals around the world, and a legion of Facebook fans, Australian Jon...   Full listing

Late Night Gimp Fight.

Late Night Gimp Fight

  • Multimedia / sketch show
  • 12.50 - 14
  • 1-13 & 15-27 Aug 2012

The country's most exciting sketch group are back with their biggest, boldest and best show yet. The Foster's Edinburgh Comedy...   Full listing

Storytellers' Club.

Storytellers' Club

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 10
  • 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 & 23-25 Aug 2012

Every night comedians gather round the campfire to tell witching hour tales. Our special guests are festival stars from all...   Full listing

The Sitcom Double Bill.

The Sitcom Double Bill

  • Sketch show
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-27 Aug 2012

The Sitcom Double Bill. This show sees the performance of two sitcoms staged back to back. First is House Group,...   Full listing

Idiots Of Ants: ANThology.

Idiots Of Ants: ANThology

  • Sketch show
  • 10 - 12
  • 23-25 Aug 2012

The multi award winners return with a marvellous compendium hatched from five years of sell-out Edinburgh shows. All your favourites...   Full listing

The Joy of Sketch.

The Joy of Sketch

  • Sketch show
  • 12
  • 10 & 17 Aug 2012

The crème de la creme of sketch comedy acts are coming together for a sketch extravaganza, for two nights only...   Full listing

The Comedy Zone. Image shows from L to R: Ahir Shah, Kieran Boyd, Hayley Ellis, Mark Smith. Copyright: BBC.

The Comedy Zone

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 1-26 Aug 2012

The Fringe's longest-running comedy showcase is renowned for bringing the future stars of UK comedy to its stage - Dave...   Full listing

James Dowdeswell: Urban Wurzel. James Dowdeswell.

James Dowdeswell: Urban Wurzel

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 5 - 9.50
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2012

James is an imaginative storytelling comedian who combines deft stand-up with daft stories. He is a headline act at most...   Full listing

Vive le Cabaret. Copyright: Salon Productions.

Vive le Cabaret

  • Variety
  • 10 - 12
  • 3-5 Aug 2012

The most dazzling show on the Fringe is back for three nights only, featuring the finest entertainment that Edinburgh has...   Full listing

Do The Right Thing. Image shows from L to R: Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Danielle Ward, Michael Legge. Copyright: Jack Hylton Productions.

Do The Right Thing

  • 8.50
  • 8-9 & 13-14 Aug 2012

The hit panel game podcast (nominated for Chortle and Sony Awards), where comedians work out the right thing to do...   Full listing