"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."
SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 2022
Pleasance One, Venue 33
Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, theatre)
George Egg: Set Menu (The Best of George Egg)
Pip Utton as Dylan
Justin Moorhouse: Stretch & Think
Comedy (stand-up, solo show)
Justin is back: still funny, yet middle-aged. A brand-new show that may contain: yoga, getting older, Madonna, shoplifters, labradoodles, middle-aged cyclists, The Menopause, running, hating football fans but loving football, not drinking, funerals, 'Is tapas a rip off?', Captain Tom, Droylsden, the environment, self-improvement, ruining a sexual position, electric car charging spots used by doggers, nursery graduation, horses, Stig lookalikes, home-cooked food but not in your own home, the odd advantages of fundamental religions, the gym, shop-door etiquette. And he's got a new suit. Come, it'll be fun. **** (Chortle.co.uk).
Queen of the Fringe premieres her new show, a rare intimate evening of dark and light songs. Including Bowie, Cohen, Pulp, Radiohead and Rufus Wainwright. Chameleon-like, five-star, sell-out performances include Sydney Opera House, Royal Festival Hall, La Clique, Roundhouse, Later with Jools Holland and a Herald Angel Award for RSC solo performance Lucrece. Camille transforms each song into an intense, emotional experience – joy and pure passion. With musician Feargal Murray. 'A major star' ***** (Scotsman). 'Masterclass in living a lyric, mesmerising' ***** (Mail on Sunday). 'Exceptional voice' ***** (Time Out). 'Hypnotic' ***** (Independent).
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.”