"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."



Pleasance One, Venue 33


Tickets: £15.00



Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, physical theatre)

Virtuosic juggling, innovative lighting and relentless energy collide in this pioneering new show from Throw Catch Collective. Australia's best jugglers rip through an explosive hour of entertainment, pushing the boundaries of their art with a unique eye for musicality and timing. Effortlessly blending rhythm and movement with juggling, it's stylish, playful and curious. Throw Catch Collective are at the top of their game. They've graced stages from Las Vegas to Circus Oz and been invited to festivals the world over. Watch as they shape juggling into an enthralling choreographic language that's brimming with skill and energy.

Annabel Marlow... is this okay??

Comedy (musical comedy, character comedy)

From SIX (Edinburgh Fringe original cast), Public (Vaults) and several perfect pictures (Instagram) Annabel Marlow makes her solo debut. Enjoy a comedy gig (we’re making it a thing!) of original music, perfect singing (not even kidding), and absolute vibes. This show explores love (whatever that is!), contraception (modern!), graphic designers (nooo!), having opinions (or not!), overthinking (she sounds cute!) and just how much attention one girl apparently needs. So put down the knitting, and bring a hot single friend to watch Annabel perform all these songs and jokes about literally herself and maybe three others.


Theatre (new writing, contemporary)

A chicken's brain is the size of a walnut. But their hearts are as big as the universe. A play about love, fate, delicious white meat, and adventure. There's a chicken in the Summerhall basement and she's dying to meet you. From the makers of Mustard (Scotsman Fringe First Winner 2019).

Party Ghost

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (comedy, physical theatre)

Cirque, theatre, death and drag come together in this exquisite macabre production. Expect to see a wild mix of dismembered limbs, ghosts and all sorts of outrageous and disturbing shenanigans. Fans of high-level circus and dark comedy will find Party Ghost refreshing, jaw-dropping and hauntingly hilarious. It's not for the faint of heart – so come prepared for a little bit of boo and a whole lot of bang for your buck! Winner Overall Best Circus and Physical Theatre, Adelaide Fringe 2023.

Dom Chambers: A Boy and His Deck

Cabaret and Variety (magic, comedy)

Dom Chambers' unconventional magic has made him an online sensation, garnered fans around the world and landed him on a Broadway stage. This is his coming-of-age story. Playing cards, a mysterious underground legend, and an impossible quest for both approval and individuality – A Boy and His Deck is a hysterical glimpse into the life of an obsessed teenager trying to find his path as a magician. One thing is certain – you'll never look at a deck of cards in the same way again. The Director's Choice at The Melbourne Magic Festival.

Ian Stone Will Make It Better

Comedy (satire)

Feel like life is getting you down? Ian Stone will make it better. 'Seriously funny' (Guardian). 'One of the top ten comedians in Britain' (Independent). 'Ultimately, it's the sheer quantity of funny material that impresses' (List). 'Stone’s been in the business so long he makes it look easy. He’s relaxed and conversational, instinctively hitting the cadence needed to get the most out of every punchline, and the hour whizzes past' (Chortle.co.uk).

Flat and the Curves: Divadom

Comedy (cabaret)

The Chortle Award 2023 finalists bring you their glittery comedy cabaret of unbridled fun! The comedy quartet delivers their self-penned songs celebrating sex and sisterhood in a bra-burning evening of mischief. The powerhouse vocalists will take you on an X-rated ride with riotous anthems that are as wide-ranging as their dating escapades; from the plight of online pornography to the perils of flat-pack furniture. Expect big voices and bold statements in a sparkly spectacle filled with hilarity and full-frontal vulgarity. 'Truly remarkable!' ***** (BroadwayWorld.com). 'Fierce, intoxicating and gloriously indecorous' (Chortle.co.uk).

Mervyn Stutter

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.”


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