"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."

SCOTSMAN

WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST 2022

Pleasance One, Venue 33

12.40pm-2.10pm

Tickets: £15.00


TODAY'S SHOWS


Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years

Music
Critically acclaimed as one of the greatest tribute shows in the world, Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years has toured extensively in the UK, Europe, Australia and USA for over 10 years, receiving standing ovations and selling-out theatres night after night. After seven consecutive sell-out years, the show returns to the Fringe, for what is sure to be yet another sell-out run. Hear all the hits such as The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the iconic Bridge Over Troubled Water. Tickets sell fast so book early to avoid disappointment!



Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore

Comedy (stand-up, multimedia)
Out of the swirling maelstrom he steps, his sword of jokes, his shield of whimsy and his armour made of a third amusing thing. Cursed to return to the Fringe, multi award-winning stand-up Alasdair Beckett-King unravels life's shallowest mysteries and 'creates his own multi-faceted world' **** (Scotsman). A true Renaissance man, Alasdair is 500 years old. As seen on Mock the Week and the internet. 'Magnificent, wonderful and hilarious' **** (TheWeeReview.com). ***** (EdFestMag.com). ***** (Edinburgh49.org).

The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much

Theatre (physical theatre, comedy)

Wes Anderson meets Hitchcock meets spaghetti western in this multi award-winning, intercontinental, inter-genre, cinematic caper of accusations, accidents and accents. Roger, a Frenchman in 1960's New York, has followed the same routine for years, until a minor delay saves him from an explosion. Throwing his ordered world into chaos, Roger chases his would-be assassins around the globe. Raucously funny and endlessly inventive, this Lecoq-trained company delights and stuns with live original music and virtuosic acrobatics in this fast-paced, Offies-nominated whodunnit. 'Razor-sharp' ***** (Everything-Theatre.co.uk). 'Stunning' ***** (365Bristol.com). Winner: LET/Greenwich Award, 2020.

Jordan Gray: Is It a Bird?

Comedy (stand-up, cabaret)
Winner: Best New Comedian, Panic Awards (2019). As seen on BBC, ITV, Sky and Comedy Central. Fusing stand-up with musical comedy, the UK's premier transgender comedian takes on babies, boobies, bigots and Batman. After 10 years in the music biz (and a memorable run on The Voice), Jordan Gray has suddenly become one of the UK's most exciting and celebrated rising comics. 'Jordan Gray might be the next stage of human evolution' (Guardian). 'It's pretty much impossible not to like her' (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). 'She's amazing' (Boy George).

The Return Of Sherlock Holmes

Theatre (adaptation, classical)
Three years have passed since Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Professor Moriarty vanished into the abyss of the Reichenbach Falls. In that time, the criminals of London have been able to sleep safe in their beds. But with the murder of society card player Ronald Adair and the resurgence of the Moriarty syndicate, the capital has never been in greater need of its protector. A triumphant return from the dead. Nigel Miles-Thomas and Michael Roy Andrew resume their acting partnership which has spanned four decades. Adapted from The Empty House by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Michelle Shaughnessy: Be Your Own Daddy

Comedy (stand-up)

Introducing Canadian comedian Michelle Shaughnessy who debuts at the Fringe this year. The show, directed by Adam Hills (Bafta nominee, The Last Leg), Be Your Own Daddy is the story of how Michelle spent her whole existence waiting for someone to fix her life. Already established in Canada, she's had numerous TV appearances and her debut album You Know What You Did hit number one on the iTunes comedy charts. 'Be one of the first to see Michelle in the UK before she's all over TV. Hilarious! The ideal night out' (Katherine Ryan).


Lizard Boy

Musicals and Opera (musical theatre, lgbt)

During a bizarre childhood accident, Trevor was drenched head to toe in dragon's blood. Growing green and scaly skin, he withdrew from the world. Tonight – 20 years later – Trevor meets a cute guy on a first date and ends up on an adventure of mythic proportions. Equal parts comic book lore and coming-of-age love story, Lizard Boy is the thrilling original rock musical that's been called 'ingenious' (San Francisco Chronicle), 'phenomenal' (MercuryNews.com) and 'ferocious and funny' (Seattle Times). Featuring the award-winning, original American cast and starring author/actor Justin Huertas.


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. To 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.”

THE OBSERVER


FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY COMPETITION

(+ a 20% off ticket promotion for every entrant!)

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.

Good luck!

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