Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The shows to watch at the Edinburgh Fringe this year

AdamRiches.jpg

Ghetto blasters, school sports, lanky rappers and other shows catching our attention at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year

John Lennon: In His Own Write

John Lennon’s book will be performed by three actors for the first time since he read extracts from it on TV more than 50 years ago. Yoko Ono, who manages his estate, gave permission for the adaptation. 8-30 Aug; Voodoo Rooms

Liam Williams

Previous Brit Lister, ShortList spotted the seriously talented Liam Williams a mile off. After being nominated for the Fringe comedy award, he’s back with a new show, ‘Bonfire Night’, promising more existential despair. 20-30 Aug; Laughing Horse At The Free Sisters

Liam Williams

Liam Williams: "Oh, bunny ears only work if there's someone standing there"

Key Change

Using chairs, a ghetto blaster and four rolls of masking tape, this hard-hitting play tells the story of women in prison. It was devised by women from Her Majesty’s Young Offender Institution. 8-30 Aug; Northern Stage At Summerhall

Tats Nkonzo

It’s worth paying attention to global comedians at the Fringe: a couple of years ago Trevor Noah made his debut (and we know how that turned out). South African Tats Nkonzo is one such comedian and will challenge everything you thought you knew about the African continent in his ‘The African With Wi-Fi’. Unlimited Wi-Fi is guaranteed. 5-16, 18-31 Aug; Pleasance Courtyard

Tats Nkonzo

Tats Nkonzo: "did I iron my shirt? That's a good one"

Chris Turner

Lanky rapper and comedian, Chris Turner celebrates reaching his quarter of a century with witty wordplay and freestyle rapping in ‘XXV’. He’s sold out shows in the UK and Netherlands and is nominated for the Best Comedy Show at Fringe World 2015. 5-31 Aug; Pleasance Courtyard

Daphne Do Edinburgh

A new sketch group featuring Jason Forbes, Phil Wang and George Fouracres. They’ve appeared on Channel 4; BBC One, Two and Three; BBC Radio 4, and recently won Best New Act Award at London SketchFest. 5-16 & 18-31 Aug; Pleasance Courtyard

Adam Riches is Coach Coach

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches has a cast of 11 in his latest Fringe show, which tells the story of the ultimate high school sports coach. Promising “the greatest frickin’ sports movie you ever done saw” – you’re in for comedy, drama and a couple of torn hamstrings. 5-30 Aug; Pleasance Dome

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival runs 7-31 Aug; tickets.edfringe.com

Adam Riches

Adam Riches: "when I grow up I want to play tennis"

(Images: Petrus Smith/Idil Sukan)

Related

before2.jpg

Raucous first trailer for Seth Rogen's new comedy The Night Before

hunter2.jpg

This Weird Film Is Currently Setting Chinese Box Office Records

Comedian-Daniel-O-Reilly--012.jpg

Why Won’t Dapper Laughs Learn?

Comments

More

Oh wow, you need to watch Arsenal Fan TV's new music video

They're turned their hand to rap battles, and it's everything you'd hope for

30 Mar 2017

Blink-182 are making a new album

Too old? Nahhhh

by Emily Reynolds
30 Mar 2017

A reporter asked Schweinsteiger if Chicago Fire can win the World Cup

Yes, you read that correctly

by Matt Tate
30 Mar 2017

We spoke to Joey Badass – and he threatened to kill us

We braved death threats to talk to the rapper about his new album

by Alex Christian
30 Mar 2017

A Lemmy solo album is coming later this year

He might be gone, but that's not enough to stop him

by Gary Ogden
30 Mar 2017

The very best memes of Cristiano Ronaldo's hilariously terrible statue

The internet has had a field day with this one

by Matt Tate
30 Mar 2017

The original Aunt Viv was NAT happy about that 'Fresh Prince' reunion

She sounded off on Facebook, big time

by Gary Ogden
30 Mar 2017

Glastonbury reveals full line-up including the legends slot

And there's a treat for pop fans

by Dave Fawbert
30 Mar 2017

Pixar have just released a brand new short and it's about a dog

Which means you obviously want to watch it

by Matt Tate
29 Mar 2017

Which Premier League team has the worst fans?

A definitive ranking

by Sam Diss
29 Mar 2017