With only a few days to go until the fringe kicks off, we have pulled together a selection of shows we are hyped to see. From the big returns to brand spanking new, these are all top picks from the ScotsGay team.
Frisky and Mannish’s Pop Lab
Celebrating 10 years at the Fringe, the critically acclaimed cabaret duo are back with their wildy popular brand of musical entertainment. Officially qualified Pop Phd’s Frisky and Manish use their new show to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever. For the first time, you are invited into their Pop Lab to peek down the microscope at all their latest research projects.
Assembly George Sq, Spiegeltent – 7pm
Sam Morrison: Hello Daddy!
The Florida-born US stand-up’s debut show shows Sam as a master at finding hilarity in the awkward adventures of being a closeted gay man…who wants to have sex with your dad…!
Just The Tonic, Marlins Wynd – 5.25pm
Catherine Bohart : Lemon
Following last year’s powerhouse debut, Irish rising star Catherine Bohart brings her sophomore show, ‘Lemon’ exploring sex, sexuality and relationships with Catherine utilising her unique perspective and razor-sharp comic mind to dismantle stereotypes and again stake her claim as one of the hottest properties on the UK and Irish stand-up circuit.
Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs – 6pm
Milo McCabe as Troy Hawke in ‘Tiles of the Unexpected’
Straight from a sellout run in Perth, the 1930’s matinee idol comedic investigator Troy Hawke dedicates his time to uncovering everyday dangers and conspiracies that other people seem to take for granted. The new show chronicles Troy’s continuing investigations into dangers that lurk all around us, focusing on (and proving through scrabble maths) a link between IKEA and the CIA’s infamous Mind Control Project MK Ultra and their ultimate plans to have Kanye West elected as a puppet president.
Underbelly Bristo Sq, Dexter Room – 5.30pm
The UK’s biggest and best theatre-circus spectacular Cirque Berserk! returns to the Festival following its smash hit sell-out Fringe debut in 2018. This hour-long show features the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action. This astoundingly talented international troupe includes over 30 acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen.
EICC, 6.30pm also matinees at 1.30pm (6th-25th)