'It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe'

6th-28th August 2022

(not 18th, 25th)

12.40pm-2.10pm

(90 mins)

AUDIENCE REVIEWS

QUOTES

"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."

THE SCOTSMAN

“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.”

THE OBSERVER

"From modest beginnings Mervyn has created a Fringe institution."

NICHOLAS PARSONS

"Mervyn's show and his annual 'Spirit of the Fringe Awards' are a worthwhile reminder of what the Fringe was initially for."

STEWART LEE

"His trousers alone deserve the definitive title 'Mr Fringe' - a real boost to the greatest asrts extravaganza in the world."

GUY MASTERSON

“When I first saw his poster I thought he was just an idiot in a stupid suit. Only later did I realise that he was an idiot in a stupid suit with a brilliant show. Every year I’ve seen something good that I wouldn’t have seen without the guidance of Mervyn. None of those things have been tailors.”

DAVE GORMAN

PRESS REVIEWS

12th August 2018

It may have been going for twenty seven years now but this show fronted by the man in the pink suit, Mervyn Stutter, some things don’t change, but the suit has. This year there is a brand new 3 piece suit, ordered before the World Cup in case it is thought he is jumping on the bandwagon. The show is still rightly revered as the ‘must do’ show of this type by legions.

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6th August 2015

Enjoying a 22nd season with one of the most-established revue shows on the Fringe circuit, Mervyn Stutter at one point implores his audience to ‘pass the message on’ about his variety show, suggesting ‘We don’t get many reviews any more. Everyone knows what this show is all about.’ Perhaps this is true.

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12th August 2015

The Fringe can be intimidating, can’t it? With venues spread apart and hidden, and so much to do. Mervyn Stutter’s show showcases his best of different genres and acts from ballet to theatre, stand up to cabaret, designed to make the punter’s life easier. It’s expertly compèred by Stutter, who gets the audience warmed up and conducts informative interviews with the acts.

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21st August 2015

Mervyn Stutter’s shows are an Edinburgh institution and at least half the audience appeared to be regular attendees (judging by the enthusiastic hand raising when he asked the question). Mervyn has a team of elves out checking all the shows on at the Fringe and picking a select few to appear on his stage for our pleasure.

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