Underbelly’s Fringe shows on sale now

Underbelly’s Fringe shows on sale now

Underbelly’s full Edinburgh Fringe season of over 150 shows is now on sale, with over 40 shows announced today, including exciting theatre, comedy, circus, musicals and children’s shows. Part of a stellar line-up in comedy for 2017, Jason Manford performs seven shows in the infamous upside down purple cow, Ruby Wax brings her new show Frazzled for three nights only and Al Porter and Alexei Sayle both grace the stage of the Cowbarn. Alexei says:…

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John Bishop to play 14 Edinburgh Fringe shows

John Bishop to play 14 Edinburgh Fringe shows

John Bishop will play 14 shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. And this year the Liverpudlian funnyman will snub the Capital’s bigger venues and perform a series of intimate gigs in the 278-seater Cow Barn. Bishop will be performing previews of his Winging It autumn tour from August 12 to 25. Among the other big-name acts announced today by Underbelly is Jason Manford, who is also returning to the city for a week of ‘work in progress’…

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Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Festival Theatre

Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Festival Theatre

There are few musicals that radiate as much pure, unadulterated joy as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It comes as no surprise, then, that the classic tale of British inventor Caractacus Potts and his family’s adventure to Vulgaria in their magical clapped-out racing car has been loving reinvented for the stage once again. Directed by James Brining and starring Jason Manford, Charlotte Wakefield, Claire Sweeney and Phil Jupitus, this latest production is a stylish, big-budget show-stopper…

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Preview: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Festival Theatre

Preview: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Festival Theatre

A brand new production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flew into Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre last night – and you can catch it until Sunday, 16 October. Based on Ian Flemming’s classic story and the subsequent iconic film starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang follows the story of the lovable but wacky inventor Caractacus Potts. When Baron Bomburst demands that all children be vanished from his kingdom, Potts’ family and the…

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Jason Manford and Phill Jupitus to host comedy gala in Edinburgh

Jason Manford and Phill Jupitus to host comedy gala in Edinburgh

Top comedians Jason Manford and Phill Jupitus will step aside from their roles in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to host a Comedy Gala in support of Waverley Care, Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity.  This one night event takes place at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on Sunday 9, October at 9pm and gives a rare opportunity to see two of the best-known comedians on the same bill.  More special guests for the evening are also being lined…

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