Venue 33: Pleasance Courtyard

Shows at this venue in 2018

Better Together.

Better Together

  • Clown
  • 8 - 10
  • 1-12 & 14-19 Aug 2018

Join the three delightful clowns who make waiting for a bus a tragically complicated affair. Tropizo, Doa and Squiggle are...   Full listing

Our Man In Havana.

Our Man In Havana

  • Play
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 21-22 & 24-27 Aug 2018

Havana, Cuba! A Cold War world of suspicion, suspense and silliness. Amidst the sultry climes of Havana our heroes twirl,...   Full listing

Trump Lear.

Trump Lear

  • Play / satire
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-13 & 15-27 Aug 2018

Direct from its hit New York season, Trump meets Lear in this 'biting political satire' (Theasy.com) that's inspired upon the...   Full listing

Finding Fassbender. Lydia Larson.

Finding Fassbender

  • Play
  • 8 - 10.50
  • 1-12 & 14-27 Aug 2018

Eve's leaving Wolverhampton to work in the big smoke because it's something you should do. But the capital's charm quickly...   Full listing

Romeo And Juliet.

Romeo And Juliet

  • Play
  • 8.50 - 10
  • 1-12 & 14-27 Aug 2018

Enemies. Balconies. Kissing. Sausage rolls! Shakespeare's iconic tale is 'rubbished' in this debut Fringe run. Sporting a national reputation, from...   Full listing

Let's Inherit the Earth.

Let's Inherit the Earth

  • Play
  • 10 - 12
  • 10-12, 14-19 & 21-26 Aug 2018

World premiere. Global warming, environmental destruction, mass extinction - this is the life! Morna Pearson's punky new climate change comedy...   Full listing

The Duke. Shôn Dale-Jones.

The Duke

  • Play
  • 5
  • 1-13 Aug 2018

In 2015 I sit at my desk waiting for an email to tell me what the final changes are that...   Full listing

Everything Is Going to Be KO. Kaiya Stone.

Everything Is Going to Be KO

  • Play
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 1-13, 15-20 & 22-27 Aug 2018

One in 10 of us are dyslexic. Yet learning difficulties are sometimes presented as a politically correct way to talk...   Full listing

Briony Redman: Sketch Artist. Briony Redman.

Briony Redman: Sketch Artist

  • Sketch show / storytelling
  • 8 - 9
  • 1-10 & 12-27 Aug 2018

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Unless you're driving. A comedy show that asks the...   Full listing

Ladykiller.

Ladykiller

  • Play
  • 9 - 11
  • 1-12 & 15-27 Aug 2018

A chambermaid, a hotel room and a dead woman. It's not what it looks like, really, it's not. It was...   Full listing

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show.

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 2-26 Aug 2018

Great value lunchtime compilation showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year's Fringe comics. Hand-picked and with changing line-ups...   Full listing

Brexit.

Brexit

  • Play
  • 12.50 - 16.50
  • 1-12, 14-19 & 21-26 Aug 2018

A new Tory PM must unite his party's warring factions with his masterful plan for a final Brexit deal. Just......   Full listing

Infinita.

Infinita

  • 12 - 15.50
  • 2-12 & 14-27 Aug 2018

After sell-out success of Hotel Paradiso and a five-star hit with Teatro Delusio, Germany's mask theatre masters return to the...   Full listing

BADD. Carrie Marx.

BADD

  • 10 - 12.50
  • 1-26 Aug 2018

The 1980s. America, gripped by satanic panic. Devilish practices take place across the country, corrupting the American youth. The most...   Full listing

Dracula.

Dracula

  • Play
  • 9 - 12.50
  • 1-12 & 14-27 Aug 2018

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

Audible Presents.

Audible Presents

  • Stand-up / chat show
  • Free
  • 14-25 Aug 2018

Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all...   Full listing

The Canterville Ghost.

The Canterville Ghost

  • Storytelling / music
  • 10 - 13
  • 1, 3, 5, 7-9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23 & 25 Aug 2018

For your delight and delectation, we present Oscar Wilde's gruesomest ghost story, as reimagined by a charismatic compere and his...   Full listing

Drenched. Dan Frost.

Drenched

  • Play / character
  • 9 - 11
  • 1-27 Aug 2018

Daniel Drench - West Cornwall's most prolific and unstable storyteller - presents a bewildering and potentially moving interpretation of the...   Full listing

Narcissist In The Mirror. Rosie Fleeshman.

Narcissist In The Mirror

  • Play
  • 9 - 11
  • 1-18 & 20-27 Aug 2018

A dark comedy about life, ambition and millennial expectation: Narcissus is a love addict, a starving artist and a lost...   Full listing

Beard: Baby Come Back.

Beard: Baby Come Back

  • Clown
  • 9 - 12
  • 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2018

Returning after their award-winning, sell-out 2015 show, Beard ('one of the best kept secrets in comedy-town' (List)) are back with...   Full listing

Tessa Coates: Witch Hunt. Tessa Coates.

Tessa Coates: Witch Hunt

  • Stand-up
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 1-26 Aug 2018

After a sell-out debut, one third of Massive Dad ('Hilarious' (Guardian)) returns with another show about how we got here­­...   Full listing

Ad Libido. Fran Bushe.

Ad Libido

  • Play / storytelling
  • 7 - 10.50
  • 1-20 & 22-27 Aug 2018

Fran wants to want sex. But no matter how many wonder cures she tries, she doesn't feel like her fire's...   Full listing

Ruby Wax: Frazzled. Ruby Wax.

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

  • Chat show
  • 18 - 20
  • 20-26 Aug 2018

Your passport to saner living. Drop-dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby brings her one-woman show back to Edinburgh after sell-out...   Full listing

AART TV Live!. Andrew Bridge.

AART TV Live!

  • 8.50 - 11
  • 21-25 Aug 2018

AART TV Live! Mikey the Aartist return to the Pleasance with his all new AART TV show featuring guest artists...   Full listing

Short & Curly: Young at Start. Image shows from L to R: Rebecca Shorrocks, Paul F Taylor.
Sindhu Vee: Sandhog. Sindhu Vee.

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 10
  • 1-26 Aug 2018

Loving your children, spouse and aging parents (in that order, please don't tell my mother) is very hard work, very...   Full listing

Great British Mysteries: 1599?. Image shows from L to R: Rose Robinson, Will Close.

Great British Mysteries: 1599?

  • Play / sketch show
  • 8 - 11
  • 1-12 & 14-27 Aug 2018

Do you like mysteries? Do you like historical inaccuracies? Do you know the difference between Thomas More and Roger Moore?...   Full listing

William Andrews: Willy. William Andrews.

William Andrews: Willy

  • Clown
  • 9 - 12
  • 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2018

A joyful return to stand-up for this cult idiot. William is wholeheartedly embracing the Willy he always was, telling remarkable...   Full listing

Flies.

Flies

  • Play
  • 10.50 - 13.50
  • 1-19 & 21-27 Aug 2018

'I took a sh*t on your food, then I vomited on it and then I stamped around in it with...   Full listing

HUB Fresh.

HUB Fresh

  • Stand-up / sketch show
  • Free
  • 8, 11 & 13 Aug 2018

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

Egg: Richard Pictures. Image shows from L to R: Anna Leong Brophy, Emily Lloyd Saini.

Egg: Richard Pictures

  • Sketch show
  • 7 - 10
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2018

Brand-new sketch show from stars of award-winning Fringe favourites BattleActs (BBC Radio 1). Anna and Emily are two off-white women...   Full listing

Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt. Evelyn Mok.

Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-26 Aug 2018

After an eventful year, Evelyn's feeling the paradigm shift and trying to figure out her place in this brave new...   Full listing

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

  • Improv / music
  • 13 - 17
  • 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2018

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show 2016) West End hit returns for its 11th consecutive year!...   Full listing

Lauren Pattison: Peachy. Lauren Pattison.

Lauren Pattison: Peachy

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 12
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2018

Following a whirlwind year of awards, nominations and sold-out shows on top of a run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival,...   Full listing

Anuvab Pal: Empire. Anuvab Pal.

Anuvab Pal: Empire

  • Stand-up
  • 11 - 13
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2018

The British Empire gave Anuvab a colonial accent and British values and suddenly left. Now he lives in contemporary India...   Full listing

Ivan Aristeguieta: Juithy. Ivan Aristeguieta.

Ivan Aristeguieta: Juithy

  • Stand-up
  • 11 - 13
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2018

Third World meets First World when this award-winning Venezuelan makes his Edinburgh debut. After escaping Venezuela and immigrating to Australia,...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up.

AAA Stand-Up

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 11.50
  • 1-27 Aug 2018

Total sell-out 2005-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the...   Full listing

Olga Koch: Fight. Olga Koch.

Olga Koch: Fight

  • Stand-up
  • 7 - 9
  • 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2018

In 2014, Olga Koch's father got stopped by authorities on the Russian border, which resulted in the most surreal year...   Full listing

Pete Firman: Marvels. Pete Firman.

Pete Firman: Marvels

  • Magic / stand-up
  • 11.50 - 15
  • 1-26 Aug 2018

'The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) returns to the Fringe with an astonishing new show. As seen on ITV1's...   Full listing

Colin Cloud: Psycho(logical). Colin Cloud.

Colin Cloud: Psycho(logical)

  • Magic
  • 13.50 - 17
  • 1-13 & 15-27 Aug 2018

Cloud's astounding deductions and outrageous stunts have stunned audiences worldwide. Psycho(logical) is a thrill ride where your thoughts and imaginations...   Full listing

Sisters: On Demand. Image shows from L to R: Mark Jones, Christy White-Spunner.

Sisters: On Demand

  • Sketch show
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 1-10 & 12-26 Aug 2018

After a sell-out debut show, innovative sketch duo Sisters are putting you in control of their highly anticipated second hour....   Full listing

Kieran Hodgson: '75. Kieran Hodgson.

Kieran Hodgson: '75

  • Character
  • 8 - 12
  • 1-26 Aug 2018

Ask most people to remember the early 70s and they won't. But for character comedian and tedious party guest Kieran...   Full listing

Jordan Brookes: Bleed. Jordan Brookes.

Jordan Brookes: Bleed

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 13
  • 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2018

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2017 nominee returns for more loosely justified nonsense. Critically acclaimed and adored by his...   Full listing

The Tape Face Show. Sam Wills.

The Tape Face Show

  • Variety / clown
  • 13.50 - 17
  • 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2018

Tape Face returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show! New jokes, new props, same tape. After storming into America and...   Full listing

Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal. Suzi Ruffell.

Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2018

If you don't have anxiety, I don't think you're concentrating! Suzi is worried about everything - from someone breaking into...   Full listing

George Rigden: George-ous. George Rigden.

George Rigden: George-ous

  • Stand-up
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 1-12 & 14-27 Aug 2018

Adjective: someone called George who is irresistibly beautiful to any gender. Clever, funny and devastatingly sexy with the voice of...   Full listing

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho.

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

  • Cabaret
  • 13.50 - 14.50
  • 1-7, 9-14, 16-21 & 23-27 Aug 2018

Following four sell-out Fringe runs and marking 30 years of Section 28, the Iron Lady returns in her original 80s...   Full listing

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead. Rob Kemp.

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

  • Music
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-5, 8-12, 15-19 & 22-26 Aug 2018

The multi award-winning Fringe cult hit is back. Rev up the Delta and come on a trip to a cabin...   Full listing

Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo. Ciarán Dowd.

Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo

  • Character
  • 8 - 10
  • 1-14 & 16-26 Aug 2018

Don Rodolfo is a total butthead, a shameless libertine and the greatest swordsman the world has ever seen. The grotesque...   Full listing

Richard Todd: We Need the Eggs. Richard Todd.

Richard Todd: We Need the Eggs

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 9.50
  • 1-14 & 16-26 Aug 2018

An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal. A convenience shopkeeper eschews convenience to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams....   Full listing

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In!.

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In!

  • Improv
  • 10.50 - 14
  • 1-14 & 16-26 Aug 2018

The 10-time sell-out sensation returns to Edinburgh with a jaw-dropping, side-splitting evening of finely-tuned anarchy, featuring a cavalcade of incredible...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up Late. Image shows from L to R: George Zacharopoulos, Saskia Preston, Paul Savage.

AAA Stand-Up Late

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 11.50
  • 1-27 Aug 2018

Total sell-out 2010-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the...   Full listing

Avocado: Definitely Maybe Not.

Avocado: Definitely Maybe Not

  • Sketch show
  • 8 - 10.50
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2018

After last year's millennial-bashing debut, Avocado! are back and invite you to take a leap into the twisted little world...   Full listing

Clingfilm.

Clingfilm

  • Cabaret
  • 8 - 10
  • 1-12, 14-19 & 21-27 Aug 2018

What do you get when a Pole, a Turk and a Brit turn up at a funeral? A cabaret. Obviously....   Full listing

Questing Time.

Questing Time

  • Improv
  • 8.50 - 10
  • 3-5, 8-12, 17, 21 & 23-24 Aug 2018

London's best comedy Dungeons & Dragons show is rolling into Edinburgh to ask the funniest people on the Fringe if...   Full listing

The Crooners. Image shows from L to R: Brendan Murphy, Kiell Smith-Bynoe.

The Crooners

  • Character / music
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-26 Aug 2018

An hour of non-stop, razor-sharp, unadulterated show business. Comedy, crooning, cocktails and class from critically acclaimed character comedians, Brendan Murphy...   Full listing

The Free Association: Jacuzii.

The Free Association: Jacuzii

  • Improv
  • 8.50 - 10.50
  • 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2018

The Free Association - London's leading improv comedy theatre and school - returns with their smash-hit show Jacuzii. Every night,...   Full listing

Tim Key: Megadate. Tim Key.

Tim Key: Megadate

  • Stand-up / poetry
  • 14 - 16
  • 16-20 & 23-26 Aug 2018

A brand-new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old-school wistfulness. Edinburgh Comedy Award winner years...   Full listing

Mr Thing.

Mr Thing

  • Variety / game show
  • 10
  • 1-13, 15-22 & 24-26 Aug 2018

The live, chaotic, comedy chat show Thing. Join the late-night mayhem of Mr Thing and the studio house band as...   Full listing