MONDAY 5th AUGUST 2019
Pleasance One, Venue 33 - map
Flanders and Swann
Music (comedy, cabaret)
The songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira – timeless musical comedy legends, Flanders and Swann. This internationally award-winning show returns with all the favourites – The Hippopotamus, The Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh and many less familiar hidden gems. An Edinburgh phenomenon, now in its twelfth tremendous year at the Pleasance. Following international tour dates and appearances on Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2), see it live. 'Muddy marvellous' (Evening Standard). 'Impressive... a delight' (Times). 'Classic... joyously frivolous' (Sunday Times). Critics' Choice: Evening Standard, Sunday Times
Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin
After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain's Got Talent, the award-winning, critically acclaimed comedian unveils his funniest creation yet… himself! Simon Brodkin's highly anticipated debut stand-up show. One of the The Evening Standard's 'Best Comedy Shows at The Fringe 2019'. 'There aren't many better comedians to turn to' (Daily Telegraph). 'Hilarious' (List). 'Genius' (Independent). 'Get him out!' (Donald Trump).
Sleeping Trees: Silly Funny Boys
Sleeping Trees are silly, funny boys. They don't know what this show is about yet, but it will be sillier, funnier and contain at least three boys. 'Phenomenal performers brimming with verve and fizzing with invention' (Chortle.co.uk). Winners of Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award, 2017.
Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show
Theatre (compilation, new writing)
Good morning, Edinburgh! After Fringe sell-outs in 2017 and 2018, we're moving to a lovely new venue. Three new, stimulating, delicious, rotating "menus" of 10-15-minute comedies, eccentricity and mini-drama – all served up with free fresh coffee/tea, croissant and strawberry. Doors open 10am so come relax and meet our team in our airy new space before we perform for you. Our 14th year of breakfast shows. 'The tapas of the theatre scene' (ThreeWeeks). 'One of the most important shows you'll see on the Fringe' (Daily Record).
How to Be Brave
Theatre (new writing, drama)
When Katie was little, she was brave: climbing trees and riding bikes too fast. Now Katie’s a mum, she must be brave in a new way. Determined her daughter will keep the fierce magic she arrived into the world with, Katie sets off on a mission around Newport with a stolen BMX, a policewoman with bad hair, and a pigeon in a bag. Siân Owen's one-woman play is about what we're made of and learning to be brave when your world’s falling apart. From the company behind Fringe hit Sugar Baby **** (Scotsman, Times, Stage).
Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience
Comedy (cabaret, music)
Award-winning Edinburgh favourite, Jess Robinson, returns with a brand new show and her fabulous live band. Join Jess for a fun-packed hour of comedy, music and vocal fireworks as you're transported by the human jukebox through improvised musical mash-ups and spot on impressions – from TV celebs to stars of the silver screen, via Cardi B and Lady Gaga. Star of The Now Show and The Imitation Game. 'Spot on Diva take-downs... spectacular' (Mail On Sunday). 'Incredible talent... Mind blowing' (Scottish Sun). 'A feel good, celebratory show' (Observer). 'Pitch perfect' (Times).
Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore
Comedy (stand-up, storytelling)
'Glenn Moore' (List) follows up last year's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination with a new hour of 'brilliantly original' (Chortle.co.uk), 'blissfully silly' (Guardian) jokes. He used to have a very different job to this, and now he's finally brave enough to spill the beans about it. **** (Guardian, Chortle.co.uk, Evening Standard, List). As seen on Mock The Week, Stand Up Central, The Stand Up Sketch Show and as heard on Absolute Radio.
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
'It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe'
3rd-25th Aug 2019
(not 15th, 22nd)