PBH’s Free Fringe Presents
‘Access for All’ shows
*information hosted on this page while freefringe.org.uk website is down
We all know Edinburgh can be hard enough to navigate after 2 beers, let alone if you’re not fully mobile.
This year PBH Free Fringe is ecstatic to announce a special roster of shows in a venue offering full disabled access.
Some of our most popular acts that normally perform in venues unable to provide disabled access have joined forces to provide extra one off performances at the central location – Revolution. The shows will also welcome the able-bodied and of course as it’s part of PBH’S Free Fringe – It’s Free! Acts include, Lloyd Langford, Dominic Holland, Miranda Kane, Susan Harrison, Men With Coconuts, Stuart Goldsmith, Eleanor Tiernan and many more.
This is the first year we’ve been able to do something of this kind and we hope to grow the scheme in future years.
Where?Revolution (Venue 224) 30A Chambers St, Edinburgh, EH1 1HU – https://www.revolutionbars.co.uk/bar/edinburgh/
20th August – 19:20
PETER BRUSH: CHASING SNAILS
Awkward jokesmith Peter Brush takes on today’s hot topics, the Bayeux Tapestry, socks, quills, the reason why snails move so slowly, and whether you’ll think more favourably of this show after he’s dead. ‘compellingly hilarious’ ****1/2 – Chortle ‘An hour of killer gags with no let-up in quality’ – Fest
21st August – 19:20
ELEANOR TIERNAN – SUCCESS WITHOUT A SEX TAPE
Should you do a sex tape? Is bitcoin a good investment? Does patriarchy exist? Are cat cafes cruel? What will we do about the super rats ? The chronic Irish over-thinker answers these and other questions that keep her, and maybe you, up at night.
22nd August – 19:20
LLOYD LANGFORD: WHY THE BIG FACE?
Free new show from one of the biggest faces in comedy and winner of Best Show 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival. Heard on The Rhod Gilbert Show and The Unbelievable Truth; seen on QI and Celebrity Mastermind. **** Daily Mirror
24th August – 19:20
DINO DORADO: EXPERIENCEAward winning Mystery Performer Dino Dorado from Austria invites you to experience miracles in his highly entertaining ‘Mind Juggling’ show. He will impossibly implant or steal thoughts of spectators, using skills that some may consider as an intuitive gift. Warning: This show may be remembered for a lifetime! ‘Outstanding!’ ***** (Daily News)
20th August – 20:30
#DAVE: LUXURY MAGIC SHOW
Twelve full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs.Three national tours.One TV special.New show for 2018. Arrive early. Like, really early. ***** (TheSphinx). ‘Exemplary showmanship, funny, quick-witted… mind boggling’ **** (PurpleRevolver). ‘Sell-out crowds every year’ (NorthEastTheatreGuide). ‘Mind blowing’ (NottinghamLive).
21st August – 20:30
ALISTAIR BARRIE: THE INTERNATIONAL
Fresh from Melbourne Comedy Festival (’His show is a delight’ **** The Daily Review,) Comedy Store & BBC Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News’ regular Alistair Barrie returns to the Fringe with his first show since 2015’s award-nominated ‘No More Stage Three.’ ‘Properly smart comedy for grown-ups, by a properly smart comic.‘ **** The Scotsman.
22nd August – 20:30
Fresh from his success on Britain’s Got Talent Noel James, the minstrel of understatement, returns to the Fringe. Accompanied by his metaphorical bag of music, props and malaprops, he is all coiled up ready to unleash a brand new hour set onto an unsuspecting public (all six). His themes are manifold, his jokes brazen, his riffing rift causing. As a survivor of the great Swansea earthquake of February he insists of nothing but the most ground breaking of wit. This show contains flashing lights…if you blink continuously through it.
24th August – 20:30
ANDREW O’NEILL – I AM A RICH MAN AND I HAVE MANY SONS
There’s a hell of a good universe next door – LET’S GO! Fringe veteran and occult comedian Andrew O’Neill takes you away from all this. “An incantatory state of near-constant laughter” **** – The List
20th August – 21:40
KATE SMURTHWAITE: CLIT STIRRER
Kate finally tells us what she really thinks. The award-winning feminist, atheist, polyamorous comedian, writer for Have I Got News For You and former Question Time panellist, puts away all those years of coquettishness and gets off the fence. “Her satanic majesty” Chortle. ”Fun, energetic and full of ideas” John Cleese.
21st August – 21:40
LUKE WRIGHT, POET LAUREATE
Fringe First Winner Luke Wright seeks poetry’s top job. Rates negotiable. Has own quill. All NEW poems.Visceral verse and sartorial excellence from a raconteur at the top of his game.”Pulsating poetic storytelling” **** Guardian.”Spellbinding full-throated reverie” **** Mirror. “Evokes a Larkin-esque sense of commuter-belt ennui.” ***** Metro.
22nd August – 21:40
THE FULL IRISH
The increasingly annual Full Irish is back with “Irish” acts to make your evening presented by Chris O Neill. It will be fun & there will be “food”
24th August – 21:40
ROBIN BOOT’S ROCKOMEDY: WELCOME TO THE PUNGLE
He had full-house shows in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and now Robin Boot is back with his latest Rockomedy masterpiece: “Welcome to the Pungle” …the wild side of musical comedy! “Voted one of the top three New Comedians of 2016” (Last Minute) “Big presence, Big delivery, Big laughs” (Castle Comedy) “The Springsteen of Comedy” (G&B Comedy)
THE SINGING PSYCHIC: MEDIUM SCHOOL DROPOUT
Best Show, Funny Women nominee The Singing Psychic returns with a brand-new cabaret meets gameshow! Spookily accurate (if bonkers) audience readings, stories, and prizes. ‘A gloriously entertaining night out’ **** (FemaleArts) ‘Can work a crowd like no other’ **** (GrumpyGayCritic) ‘Uplifting celebration of humanity’ (Scotsman)
24th August – 14:40
BLA BLABLA (And special guests)
Bláithín de Burca has a love-hate relationship with babies, penises and her own mental health, resulting in a combo of charming self-deprecation and oft-misplaced confidence that confuses even her. Join Blá and guests for sharp, cutty, unapologetically honest comedy (and wine, always wine). As seen on Irish stages, FACTS and the new TRY Channel.