Venue 33: Pleasance Courtyard

Shows at this venue in 2016

The Snail And The Whale.

The Snail And The Whale

  • 9.50 - 11.50
  • 3-5, 7-16 & 18-21 Aug 2016

Tall Stories' hugely popular Julia Donaldson adaptation returns. A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a...   Full listing

Something Borrowed.

Something Borrowed

  • 9 - 11
  • 3-17 & 19-29 Aug 2016

Last year, at the Edinburgh Fringe, Melissa got engaged. Naturally, she's back with a solo show about it. Something Borrowed...   Full listing

Erik Satie's - Faction.

Erik Satie's - Faction

  • Music
  • 15 - 16.50
  • 3-8, 10-15, 17-22 & 24-28 Aug 2016

The French composer of the beautiful Gymnopedies described himself as 'a pretentious cretin whose music makes people laugh and shrug...   Full listing

Briony Redman: Secret Show. Briony Redman.

Briony Redman: Secret Show

  • Storytelling / sketch show
  • 7 - 9
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Shh, it's a surprise. A wrapped parcel of comedy, sketches and storytelling. Some secrets will be told, others will be...   Full listing

Dublin Oldschool.

Dublin Oldschool

  • Play
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 3-9, 11-14, 16-21 & 23-28 Aug 2016

Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin, stumbling from one misguided misadventure to...   Full listing

The Cat In The Hat.

The Cat In The Hat

  • 10 - 12
  • 3-21 Aug 2016

From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that...   Full listing

Teatro Delusio.

Teatro Delusio

  • 10.50 - 14.50
  • 3-16 & 18-29 Aug 2016

All the world's a stage... Three actors, 29 characters, no words and loads of laughs. Following last year's sell-out hit...   Full listing

Cautionary Kate. Katie Sherrard.

Cautionary Kate

  • Play
  • 10 - 50
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Kate's hungover. Really hungover. She's shut herself away with only her imaginary friends to distract her: recipe for disaster. Prepare...   Full listing

Goggles.

Goggles

  • Play
  • 10
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Gemma and Josie had pet fish, Sunny and Boo. But now they are dead. Goggles is an attempt to give...   Full listing

Gulliver's Travels.

Gulliver's Travels

  • Clown
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Award-winning Familia de la Noche return with a magical voyage of exploration and adventure. Hurtling from the tiny towers of...   Full listing

Flanders and Swann.

Flanders and Swann

  • 13
  • 15-21 & 23-29 Aug 2016

The songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira - timeless comedy legends, Flanders and Swann. This...   Full listing

They Built It. No One Came..

They Built It. No One Came.

  • Play
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

'Neither of us were very charismatic... That was a problem.' Eight years ago, Tobias and Alexander came together to form...   Full listing

Giants. Image shows from L to R: Will Hislop, Barney Fishwick.

Giants

  • Sketch show
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 3-14 & 16-28 Aug 2016

Bumbling sketch-boys, Giants, slink up to the Edinburgh Fringe to launch their hotly-anticipated sketch show at a baying festival crowd....   Full listing

Dracula.

Dracula

  • Play
  • 11
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

We all know the Dracula story... or do we? Join the first Romanian immigrant as he strikes fear into the...   Full listing

The Duke.

The Duke

  • Play / storytelling
  • Free
  • 3-7, 9-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

As I sat, coming to the frightening realisation that the script I'd been writing for ten years no longer fit...   Full listing

Giant.

Giant

  • Clown
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

Tommy, 22, lives with three generations of his family. They've learnt to ignore the strange things his nan says over...   Full listing

AART. Andy Bridge.

AART

  • Sketch show
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 3-28 Aug 2016

Journey into the what, where, how and now of AART, with New Zealand's favourite aartist Mikey. AART is an art...   Full listing

This Glorious Monster: Wrong 'Uns. Image shows from L to R: Martin Collins, Daniel Hoffman-Gill, Adam Loxley.

This Glorious Monster: Wrong 'Uns

  • Sketch show
  • 9 - 11
  • 3-29 Aug 2016

Deliciously twisted, award-winning sketch troupe This Glorious Monster make their highly anticipated Edinburgh debut with their new show: Wrong 'Uns....   Full listing

Sleeping Trees: Sci-Fi?.

Sleeping Trees: Sci-Fi?

  • Music
  • 7 - 10
  • 3-17 & 19-29 Aug 2016

First came Mafia? Then Western? Now, Sleeping Trees bring you the hotly anticipated final chapter: Sci-Fi? The award-winning comedy trio...   Full listing

Swansong.

Swansong

  • Play
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Heard the one about the birth in a crematorium? Or the one with the monkey? How about the one with...   Full listing

HUB Fresh.

HUB Fresh

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 8, 15 & 22 Aug 2016

The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a weekly line-up of comedians, all making...   Full listing

Come With Me. Helen Duff.

Come With Me

  • Clown / storytelling
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

Fringe First-nominated Duff takes her audience on an 'absolutely shameless, boldly ridiculous, embarrassingly funny journey' (TheAustraliaTimes.com) to achieve the sexiest...   Full listing

Lolly 2. Lolly Adefope.

Lolly 2

  • 8 - 10.50
  • 3-28 Aug 2016

After a sell-out Fringe debut, Lolly Adefope presents her second hour of character comedy. The Independent's One to Watch. The...   Full listing

NewsRevue 2016.

NewsRevue 2016

  • Sketch show / satire
  • 13 - 17
  • 3-16 & 18-29 Aug 2016

Nobody is safe: from Trump's tweets to the EU tango, politicians and celebrities alike come under fire in a turbo-charged...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up. Image shows from L to R: Rob Mulholland, Twayna Mayne, Francis Foster.

AAA Stand-Up

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 11
  • 3-29 Aug 2016

Total sell-out 2005-2015 returns with a brand new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing...   Full listing

Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool.

Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool

  • Sketch show
  • 8 - 10
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

This 'tender and ridiculous' (Guardian) duo return to conjure rich worlds with sexy depth and smokin' jokes. Oh boy! Foster's...   Full listing

Iain Stirling: Onwards!. Iain Stirling.

Iain Stirling: Onwards!

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 3-26 Aug 2016

Edinburgh's very own Scottish BAFTA-winning and triple BAFTA-nominated comedian returns to the festival following four consecutive sell-out runs. As seen/heard...   Full listing

Nina Conti: In Your Face. Nina Conti.

Nina Conti: In Your Face

  • 17 - 50
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Bursting with fresh and astonishing spontaneity, side-splitting characters and brand new masks, the voice-throwing queen is back. British Comedy Award...   Full listing

Pete Firman - TriX. Pete Firman.

Pete Firman - TriX

  • Magic
  • 12 - 50
  • 3-28 Aug 2016

'The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) returns to the Fringe to celebrate a decade of sell-out shows. Star of...   Full listing

Emma Sidi: Telenovela. Emma Sidi.

Emma Sidi: Telenovela

  • 6 - 9
  • 3-16 & 18-28 Aug 2016

After last year's critically acclaimed debut, Emma Sidi is back and with her she's bringing passionate, obsessive and revengeful character...   Full listing

Tom Allen: Indeed. Tom Allen.

Tom Allen: Indeed

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 3-14 & 16-28 Aug 2016

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working-class Bromley explains why he's occasionally disgusted with modern life yet delighted...   Full listing

Yeti's - Demon Dive Bar.

Yeti's - Demon Dive Bar

  • Music / sketch show
  • 9 - 12
  • 3-16 & 18-29 Aug 2016

Direct from a smash hit debut season in Australia, this 'irresistible' (Guardian) musical sketch comedy duo give you a high-energy,...   Full listing

David Elms: Goody Boy. David Elms.

David Elms: Goody Boy

  • Stand-up / music
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 3-28 Aug 2016

Lucky pup Elms is back chasing his tail again; he's learning about sacrifice, guilt, and, as always, love. 'As if...   Full listing

John Hastings: Integrity. John Hastings.

John Hastings: Integrity

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 50
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

John's visa is expiring, his friends are fighting and there's been a murder (yes, an actual murder). This deft show...   Full listing

Michelle Wolf: So Brave. Michelle Wolf.

Michelle Wolf: So Brave

  • Stand-up
  • 13
  • 3-14 & 16-28 Aug 2016

In her first solo show Michelle dives deep into her calculated, fantastically absurd premises, taking the audience on an increasingly...   Full listing

Eurobeat.

Eurobeat

  • 15.50 - 17.50
  • 3-15, 17-22 & 24-29 Aug 2016

An irreverent, hilarious, sequin-soaked celebration of the international phenomenon Eurovision Song Contest. This year's honour falls to Moldova, a country...   Full listing

Carnal Desire.

Carnal Desire

  • Satire
  • 8 - 10
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

A cheeky staged reading of two original teleplays intended for premium cable adult programming (colloquially known as Skinemax shows). Author...   Full listing

The Naked Magicians.

The Naked Magicians

  • Magic
  • 11.50 - 15
  • 8-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

'It's R-rated magic at its stunning best' (TheGlobalGoddess.com). Following sold out shows and rave reviews in Australia, Asia, USA, Canada...   Full listing

The Travelling Sisters.

The Travelling Sisters

  • Cabaret / sketch show
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 3-28 Aug 2016

With wild eyes and a wicked flavour of comedy, Australian trio The Travelling Sisters serve up a gang of tragically...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up Late.

AAA Stand-Up Late

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 11
  • 3-29 Aug 2016

Total sell-out 2010-2015 returns with a brand new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing...   Full listing

Farewell Tim.

Farewell Tim

  • Sketch show
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 8-22 Aug 2016

What is it that makes Tim so different from you and I? Apart from being dead, nothing really. And apart...   Full listing

Folie à Deux.

Folie à Deux

  • Improv / storytelling
  • 9 - 10
  • 24-27 Aug 2016

High-wire improvised comedy from two of the stars of Chortle Award-winning Fringe hit, Austentatious. Riffing on a single word from...   Full listing

Mark Watson's Edinborolympics.

Mark Watson's Edinborolympics

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 18-27 Aug 2016

The third biannual sports-meets-comedy smashdown returns to Edinburgh to cause even more mess, blood and hilarity. Top international comedians compete...   Full listing

Farewell Tim.

Farewell Tim

  • 9 - 50
  • 8-22 Aug 2016

What is it that makes Tim so different from you and I? Apart from being dead, nothing really. And apart...   Full listing

Massive Lazy Girls.

Massive Lazy Girls

  • 9 - 10
  • 24-28 Aug 2016

Critically acclaimed sketch groups Massive Dad ('performed with flair' **** Guardian), Lazy Susan (Fosters Best Newcomer nominees) and Birthday Girls...   Full listing

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour.

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

  • Music / improv
  • 14
  • 18-24 Aug 2016

Total sell-out 2013, 2014 and 2015. Travelling at the speed of thought in his music production spaceship, the world-class multi...   Full listing

Spanktacular.

Spanktacular

  • 15.50
  • 13, 20 & 27 Aug 2016

Spank! returns for an incredible 13th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and the inevitable gratuitous nudity. With the most...   Full listing