Edinburgh Playhouse's Fringe line up is on sale now!

After huge success in 2014, the Edinburgh Playhouse is expanding its programme of shows with a diverse mix of new talent and big name acts in comedy, cabaret, music, theatre and dance.


Forth on the Fringe returns for its eighth year with some of the biggest names in entertainment hosted by Forth One’s breakfast show hosts Boogie and Arlene. They're celebrating the Gilded Balloon 30thAnniversary with a huge comedy gig hosted by Adam Hills and Fred MacAulay. Other guests include Johnny Vegas, Jason Byrne and a rare appearance from Greg McHugh as Gary Tank Commander.


BBC Radio’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue comes to Edinburgh for a special one-off performance with Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee, and Jim Davidson returns to the Fringe with his brand new show, No Further Action. The Playhouse are also delighted to welcome back the Waverly Care Comedy Gala following its sell out show last year.


In dance, they're welcoming a young troupe of Chinese performers in Oriental FairyTales - Wild Zebra. The show, created by Zhang Jigang, deputy director and choreographer of the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, is sure to be one of the must-see dance shows of the Fringe.


As well as the events on the main stage, this year the Playhouse have programmed more shows into their recently refurbished piano bar The Boards boasting a variety of local and international talent.

May I Have The Bill Please? is a hilarious new comedy by Robin Mitchell. Sit down with two couples as they try settle their meal bill to rounds of confusion and laughs galore as their true personalities are revealed. We’ve got Winston Spear, a regular cast member of Comedy Network’s hit show Comedy Inc, making his Fringe debut with his mix of comedy and unique dance routines in Winstons Wow.

Flying the flag for cabaret there's Desperately Young at Heart andThe Flaming Galahs. Winner of the Best Cabaret (WA) at the Perth Fringe 2014, classically trained Robert Hofmann presents a whirlwind of comedy characters in DYAH. The Flaming Galahs are flying to Edinburgh for the first ever Fringe show this August mixing opera, musical theatre and jazz with everything from Bizet’s Carmen to ABBA.


For all gin lovers out there, there's a special treat as the Playhouse brings you the fantastic team at Edinburgh Gin to tell you the story behind Edinburgh’s unique alcohol and heritage with Edinburgh Gin O’clock where you’ll also be able to enjoy some delicious Edinburgh Gin based beverages.


To cap it all off, there's an opportunity to gain a unique insight into how the Playhouse successfully market shows at the UK’s largest working theatre with our Theatre Marketing Workshop. Join their expert panel as they share their knowledge and show you how they marketing shows to gain maximum impact. 


Tickets for all shows go on sale on Friday 29th May

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Desperately Young at Heart – 5-8, 10-13, 17-22, 24-29 @ 3.30pm6.30pm,7pm

May I Have the Bill Please? – 5-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-19 @ 2pm

WinstonsWow - 5-6, 10-13, 17-22, 24-29 @ 8.30pm

Edinburgh Gin O’clock - 6, 13, 20, 27@ 5pm

Forth on the Fringe – 7th @ 8pm, 8th@ 2.30pm and 8pm

I’m Sorry I haven’t A Clue – 9th @ 7.30pm

The Flaming Galahs – 11-15 @ 3.30pm6.30pm

Oriental FairyTales - Wild Zebra – 13th @ 7pm

Jim Davidson – 14th @ 7.30pm

Gilded Balloon 30th Anniversary Comedy Gala – 15 August @ 8pm

Waverley Care Comedy Gala – 16thAugust @ 7.30pm

Theatre Marketing Workshop – 19th@ 4pm