Edinburgh venue the Gilded Balloon will expand into the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town in 2017, with a new partnership with the Rose Theatre. This Fringe, Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre will open its doors to present an eclectic programme of over 40 productions, from acclaimed musical theatre, through drama, comedy and cabaret, to Edinburgh’s very own panto kings and Scottish-American star Craig Ferguson.Karen Koren, Artistic Director of Gilded Balloon
Karen Koren, Artistic Director of Gilded Balloon says: “Gilded Balloon is looking forward to working with (Rose Theatre director) Peter Schaufuss and the extraordinary Rose Theatre during the 70th year of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We are all incredibly excited to be bringing the Fringe to the West End, expanding into a brand-new home that’s a stone’s throw away from the Book Festival. I first worked with Craig Ferguson in 1985, and I am so pleased that he is headlining our programme at the Rose Theatre. We can’t wait to welcome him – and his American audience! – to the 70th year of the Fringe”
Returning to the Fringe for the first time in 24 years, Craig Ferguson will headline the inaugural Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre programme with The Craig Ferguson Show. Boasting celebrity guests, discussions on (and dissections of) current events, and your favourite acts from across the full festival, each edition of The Craig Ferguson Show will also be broadcast LIVE to the US on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
Ferguson says: “I finally made enough money in America so I can afford to work for Karen again. As long it’s only two weeks and she lets me sell snacks at intermission."
Gilded Balloon will house more than 170 shows across three venues: Gilded Balloon Teviot, Gilded Balloon at the Museum, and Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre.
The full programme, including The Craig Ferguson Show, will go on sale May 11th 2017.
For tickets on-sale today click here.
Tickets on-sale TODAY from the 2017 Gilded Balloon programme
LUISA OMIELAN: The Interlude - Politics for Bitches / What Would Mary Magdalene Do?!
SCOTT AGNEW: Spunk on Our Lady’s Face
MY DAD WROTE A PORNO
PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS
TOM STADE: I Swear
SHAZIA MIRZA: With Love from St. Tropez
MATT RICHARDSON: Slash
SCOTT GIBSON: Like Father, Like Son
AUNTY DONNA: BIG BOYS
ROBIN INCE’S Rorschach Test
GEORGE EGG: DIY Chef
MARK THOMPSON’s Spectacular Science Show
RAY BRADSHAW: Deaf Comedy Fan
MARK FORWARD Wins All the Awards
THE LULU SHOW
LAUREN BOK: Is That a Burrito in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy You Have a Burrito?
WILL SEAWARD’s Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories III
BEN HART: Belief
MICHAEL REDMOND: I Wrote a Joke in 1987
STUART MACONIE: Jarrow Road to the Deep South
Comedians debuting and on-sale today include:
Dead Ringers’ JAN RAVENS: Difficult Woman, SYTYF 2013 Winner EDD HEDGES: Wonderland, Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist GARETH WAUGH: Honestly?, New Zealand comics DAVID CORREOS & MATT STELLINGWERF: Chaos & Order, and Piccadilly Comedian of the Year 2016 ESHAAN AKBAR: Not for Prophet.