The Top 155 Shows at EdFringe 2015 - Part 1 of 6
It's been really tough whittling it down, but I've managed to hand-pick the 155 best shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015. I've had to limit it to shows I've seen some of, in order to guarantee that what we have here is an exclusive list of the best of the best. I'll be publishing them in 6 separate blog posts over the next couple of weeks. Here's the first batch. They're arranged in order of quality, so by the time we get to the sixth blog, we'll be scraping the barrel. It also just so happens that the best shows all begin with A, and some of the ones I'm least excited about begin with W. Funny, that. I've provided links to their EdFringe pages, so click through for more info.
Also, as many people know, there was a bit of a kerfuffle over the Cowgatehead venue this year, and many shows initially listed there have had to move elsewhere. I've gone with the EdFringe listings here, which I believe are all up to date, but if there are any I've listed as happening at Cowgatehead that have actually been moved then I apologise! Just double-check anything I've said is happening there, basically.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 13:20. Free
In which Abbie plays a mouthy Essex girl in a snazzy jumpsuit.
Gilded Balloon, 17:15. Paid
Abigoliah once said "Nobody creates an awkward atmosphere like Joz Norris," so she really gets me.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 22:45. Free
In which one quarter of the Beta Males tells distressing children's stories.
Heroes @ The Hive, 17:20. Pay What You Want
Before the year is out, I'm going to get Adam to actually Retweet something of mine rather than just Favouriting it.
Gilded Balloon, 21:30. Paid
Hi Aisling, thanks for reading! Hope things are good with you.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 21:15. Free
Gets in largely due to Captain Beefheart reference in title, but also for being top quality.
PBH @ Cowgatehead, 19:30. Free
In which a Bill Pullman lookalike eats a banana.
Heroes @ The Hive, 13:30. Pay What You Want
In which a sentient moustache dresses up as a plate of spaghetti.
PBH @ Cowgatehead, 20:45. Free
In which Alison eats a tin of beans and plays Phil Collins at full volume.
Heroes @ The Hive, 22:00. Pay What You Want
In which John-Luke Roberts and Thom Tuck introduce a bunch of weirdos and idiots and dreamers and fools.
PBH @ The Voodoo Rooms, 15:55. Free
In which a horrible bride-to-be rehearses her own wedding every day until she gets it exactly right.
Just The Tonic @ The Tron, 17:00. Pay What You Want
In which Harry plumbs the depths of his own soul and business decisions.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 22:00. Free
In which Barry transforms into a large arrow, I think.
Just The Tonic @ The Caves, 23:30, August 26th-27th. Paid
In which Richard Gadd, Mat Ewins, Adam Hess, Lolly Adefope, Fin Taylor, Matt Winning and John Kearns talk nonsense.
Gilded Balloon, 17:30. Paid
In which Bec glues ribbons to her head for an hour.
PBH @ Cowgatehead, 15:00. Free
In which Ben talks about running a newspaper while holding an eagle.
PBH @ Cowgatehead, 18:45. Free
In which Ben surfs all day and parties all night.
Heroes @ The Hive, 16:20. Pay What You Want
In which Beth talks about how Michael Jackson helped cure her cancer.
Birthday Girls: Party Vibes
Pleasance Courtyard, 00:10, August 24th-30th. Pay What You Want
In which Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson and Camille Ucan dance around with some broccoli.
PBH @ Cowgatehead, 18:00. Free
Not actually seen Bisha in a bit. Last saw her on a bus in Deptford telling off an insolent man. Always great, mind.
Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus, 00:30. Pay What You Want
In which Bob Slayer sits everyone in a circle and they all get drunk and tell stories.
Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus, 23:00. Pay What You Want
In which Bob Slayer sits everyone in rows and probably gets drunk and tells stories.
Heroes @ The Hive, 20:50. Pay What You Want
What's your show about this year, Bobby? Doesn't say on the website, dunno what to say about it. He's good, mind.
PBH @ Cowgatehead, 22:45. Free
I once watched Dr Brown ordering Dan Onslow to slap his own naked chest while screaming for three minutes. One of the best things ever.
The Stand Comedy Club, 11:00. Paid
In which Bridget launches a book and does a comedy show at the same time.
Just The Tonic @ The Caves, 16:15. Pay What You Want
Last year Brydie said I was wasting my time writing stuff about all the shows I was listing, so this year I'm not saying anything about hers. I think it's about love or something.
Pleasance Courtyard, 18:00. Paid
In which Jon Pointing and Ed Eales-White play overenthusiastic detectives, among other things.
Heroes @ The Hive, 15:30. Pay What You Want
Dunno what Candy's working on this year. Maybe she pours chicken soup over her head. Wouldn't put it past her.
PBH @ The Southsider, 12:55. Free
In which Graham Goddard shouts through a megaphone and Cassie hopefully does her Moaning Myrtle impression.