News: New Edinburgh Fringe shows Go On Sale – Dane Baptiste, Paul Merton, Aaron Simmonds And More

News: New Edinburgh Fringe shows Go On Sale – Dane Baptiste, Paul Merton, Aaron Simmonds And More
News: New Edinburgh Fringe shows Go On Sale – Dane Baptiste, Paul Merton, Aaron Simmonds And More

A new batch of Fringe shows at the Pleasance, including Dane Baptiste (pictured), Paul Merton (pictured), Aaron Simmonds, NewsRevue and Wizard Presents, are now on sale.

Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents has created an entertaining, interactive and imaginative production based on The Secret Garden. Yorkshire-born storyteller Danyah Miller draws us into the world of Mary Lennox whose life is framed by death and despair, but when she discovers a hidden magical garden, everything changes!

Back and causing much mirth is Guinness World Record-breaking NewsRevue - the longest-running live comedy on the planet. This current affairs parody song and sketch show is a greatest hits version of the biggest news stories of the year and is acknowledged as a 'rite of passage for all comedy newcomers'. Paul Merton's Impro Chums (Paul Merton, Suki Webster, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Mike McShane and Kirsty Newton) are wonders of nature who take audience suggestions and create cascades of fantastic tumbling laughter. For some more improv, head along to Murder, She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery for a classic murder mystery created on the spot in the ingenious and hilarious show from The Bristol Improv Theatre's resident company. If you can’t pick which comedy to watch then check out the Best Of Edinburgh Showcase Show 2020. Now in its 17th successful year, this great value lunchtime comedy compilation showcase features the best and brightest of this year's Fringe comics.

Dane Baptiste is back in The Chocolate Chip. Amused Moose Best Show Finalist (2019) Aaron Simmonds explores life in a wheelchair in Hot Wheels, discovering the positive side of being disabled, from having a blue badge to sex in disabled toilets! Critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years makes its return to the Edinburgh Fringe after selling-out for six consecutive years and delighting

Audiences were gripped by Wireless Operator in 2019, an exciting and tense story of a frightening night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WWII, told through the eyes and ears of the wireless operator. Back in a re-worked version, we follow the wireless operator agonise over the real cost of their mission. Also back after total sell-out in 2018 and 2019, In Loyal Company returns in a bigger venue following the incredible true story of missing WWII soldier Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew David William Bryan. For something slightly different, tighten your airlocks and set your phaser guns to stun for Lewis Dohertys Hawk, which completes his sell-out trilogy with Wolf and Boar. When a shipment containing a highly protected Sypher Corp suit goes missing in space, it's up to John Hawk and a team of space marines to save the day!

With more shows to be announced over the coming months there will be comedy, theatre, circus, magic, dance, kidsshows and much more, alongside support for some of the most innovative newcomers through artist development strand Pleasance Futures. 

The Edinburgh Fringe at the Pleasance runs from August 5-31.

Tickets for all shows are available at www.pleasance.co.uk and 0131 556 6550.

 

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