"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."
MONDAY 22nd AUGUST 2022
Pleasance One, Venue 33
Theatre (spoken word, new writing)
A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery
Alistair Barrie: Alistaircratic
Having sold out his 2018 run, Alistair cancelled his 2019 show as his wife was giving birth, took 2020 off to single-handedly battle Covid before returning in 2021 for a short run where he caught it. He then wasted precious time writing a new show only for Vladimir Putin to render most of it obsolete. Hopefully he is now bringing his latest hour of topical musings to the Fringe, but this was written in March and you can never be too sure these days. 'A no frills master of his craft' ***** (Scotsman).
Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (dance, family)
Direct from Australia, this is a non-stop, fun-filled show for everyone, bringing you an exciting commercial blend of electric entertainment fusing modern and old-school street-dance and ballet. Featuring a highly talented cast of dance athletes, this is a tightly choreographed show anchoring a dynamic modern story of two opposing dance worlds peppered with breaking, contemporary, acrobatics and captivating dance theatre as well as freestyle acts, singing, moments of well-timed comedy and a thumping soundtrack! 'To call this a 'dance show' is to sell it short – this piece is a theatrical extravaganza' (AussieTheatre.com.au).
Host and Compere
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, he 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. 'Pick of the Fringe' started life as 'Have you seen anything good?', a show to help answer the perennial Fringe-goer question. The title was changed to 'Pick of the Fringe' in 1994 and it he has built it up into one of the must-see Fringe shows.
“Mervyn Stutter is very, very good as compere of this chat show, for to make such a showcase work requires skill, talent and quick reactions. Stutter works the crowd like the showman he is.”
Yes, our ticket giveaway competition is back.
To celebrate the 29th year of Mervyn Stutter's 'Pick of the Fringe' we are giving away ten pairs of tickets in our BIG, free, ticket giveaway competition. Plus if you enter, we will send you a special promo code that will get you 20% off tickets.