"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."
WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST 2022
Pleasance One, Venue 33
Theatre (physical theatre, comedy)
Jordan Gray: Is It a Bird?
The Return Of Sherlock Holmes
Michelle Shaughnessy: Be Your Own Daddy
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).
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.
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.”
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.