SATURDAY 26th AUGUST 2017
Pleasance One, Venue 33 - map
Jess Robinson: Unravelled
Multi award-winning Jess Robinson returns with more spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics. Like a wonderfully malfunctioning jukebox, Jess and her incredible band take you on a dizzying journey through hilarious improvised musical mash-ups, serving a feast of styles and genres from Billie Holiday and Liza Minnelli to Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé and Kate Bush. ‘No matter what your tastes this Fringe... Robinson will entertain them all’ ***** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). Arts Award Voice Award 2015/16, Amused Moose Peoples Champion Award 2015, Mervyn Stutter – Pick of the Fringe Award 2015, Chortle Award nominee 2014. http://www.jessrobinson.co.uk/
Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult
Comedy (comedy, stand-up)
Chortle Award nominee Kiri thinks the world revolves around her, but she didn't let that stop her wishing to mentor vulnerable kids. Consequently, she's going to be extremely careful what she wishes for in future. An immoral comedian's morality tale about other people's lack of morals. ‘Passionate, smart and yes, bloody funny. There's a raw depth of feeling here that you won't find in many shows’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Raucous and good-humoured without stinting on the protest’ (Guardian). ‘A storming hour’ **** (Skinny). ‘Never less than fascinating... an hour that's as funny as it is purposeful’ (Chortle.co.uk).
Morgan & West: Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians
Magic (comedy, variety)
Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West are celebrating their 10th anniversary as a duo of deception and want you to be there! No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters gather all their best tricks for a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers and a totally genuine ability to travel through time! 'Hugely talented' **** (Daily Mirror). 'Charming and engaging' **** (Stage). **** (Sunday Express). As seen on The Next Great Magician (ITV), Penn and Teller: Fool Us (ITV).
Abigail's Party – Comedy Cabaret
Comedy Cabaret hosted by 'supremely talented comic' (Time Out) Abigail Burdess and her glamorous assistant Dave! Abigail wrote for the BAFTA-winning That Mitchell and Webb Look and Tracey Ullman's Show! Dave can't read! Abigail and Dave invite you to a fabulous comedy shindig of songs, characters and competitions. Jokes! Games! Exclamation marks! Let your inner party animal off the leash! With special guest stars – off the telly – every night! 'Crazy fun' (Sara Pascoe). 'A shitload of fun' (Robert Webb). 'The best party I've been to in years' (Lucy Porter). www.abigailburdess.co.uk
The Ping-Pong Ball Effect
Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (family, circus)
The rapscallions and runaways of St Petersburg's legendary Youth Circus make their delightful Fringe debut. Share our smiles and dreams in a spellbinding story for all ages, told with a high-energy fusion of circus skills, modern dance and clowning, and featuring a stunning soundscape of live and electronic music, abstract noises and human voices. At the centre of our imagined universe sits the Ping-Pong Ball, an unpredictable object which evolves an extraordinary identity of its own. With ping-pong balls setting the pace, we can guarantee that every performance will be unique!
Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star
Comedy (comedy, stand-up)
What happens to a comedian when he's plucked from obscurity by master film maker Ken Loach and cast in the title role of one of the most acclaimed and talked about British films of recent years? I, Daniel Blake became a beacon for social realism and, for Dave Johns, a rollercoaster ride of red carpet surrealism. From The Cannes Film Festival to the BAFTAs, he was there, wide-eyed. Now, he's back doing the thing he loves best – making people laugh.
Blueswater Presents: Blues!
Music (blues, historical)
One hundred years of blues, one hour to play it. From early delta blues to modern artists still playing today, Blues! plays the songs and tells the stories of the artists that redefined popular music around the world. The show features a 12-piece line-up of acclaimed Edinburgh rhythm and blues band The Blueswater, playing an all-new set of songs. 2012 Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award-winner. ‘Terrific set of blues songs performed with zest and wit. Great night out’ (Ian Rankin). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com) ***** (ThreeWeeks) www.theblueswater.com/blues/
Mervyn has been in the entertainment industry since 1974. He started in theatre where he acted, wrote scripts, songs, and directed for around 14 years. In the 1980s, he became the 'regular topical song bloke' on the BBC TV's first ever daytime show, 'Open Air', fronted by a thin Irishman called Eamonn Holmes. Over the years he has performed weekly topical songs on many TV current affairs programmes and more of the same on radio. In the late 1980s, Merv took his comedy songs onto the Comedy Circuit and then touring theatres. Merv's first Edinburgh Fringe was in 1986 and he has been every year since. He started his 'Pick of the Fringe' in 1992 and he has hosted it ever since. More at About Mervyn.
Pleasance One photos
"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent"
'It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe'
3rd-25th Aug 2019
(not 15th, 22nd)