Edinburgh Festival 2019
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is almost upon us, and there's a whole heap of United Voices clients performing!
Venue 61 – Underbelly, Cowgate - Iron Belly
Aug 1st – 12th, 14th – 25th @ 4.10pm
Ticker follows twenty-something Spencer, a Geordie millennial who is deeply in love with the inestimable Gabi. But Spencer’s life is torn apart by Gabi’s untimely - and unexplained - death. How can he even begin to cope with finding himself suddenly a prime suspect and a chief mourner?
Themes of outsider grief and loneliness meet black-humour and frank dialogue, exploring male identity, toxic aggression, and how not talking about things can eventually lead to self-destruction.
Venue 33 – Pleasance Courtyard, Baby Grand
Jul 31st, Aug 1st – 12th, 14th – 25th @ 4.30pm
It's 2019. Iconic Norwegian Eurodance duo Fjörd are back. And they're recording a live studio album…
In 2015, Fjörd released their chart-topping single, Forever Young Tonight Always. In 2016, they released their follow-up single, Always Young Forever Tonight, to chart-entering acclaim. Now, after a three year “sabbatical”, the legendary Scandinavian pop duo are back. And to celebrate, they're recording a new album… live.
Venue 33 – Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker 3
Jul 31st, Aug 1st – 11th, 13th – 25th @ 4.30pm
Cam Spence presents an explosive debut hour of idiosyncratic character comedy. Welcome to The Sunshine Clinic (rehab facility closest to the M4, 2009-2010), where Britain’s most patient patients are free to pay for some extremely untherapeutic group therapy.
Come on in to live, laugh, eat, pray, not kill yourself, laugh again and love... Cam! Don’t regret not catching this rising star before she dies of an anaphylactic shock!
Venue 33 – Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker 1
July 31st, August 1st – 17th, 19th – 26th @ 3.30pm
George Fouracres, Wolverhampton's fancy-pantsiest son, tells stories of a Black Country childhood, sings ancient ballads, becomes occasional grotesques and splatters his odd brain matter all over the stage in his debut stand-up hour.
Venue 515 - Monkey Barrel, 4
August 2nd – 12th, 15th – 25th @ 4.30pm
Pearman just needs to check if the bag is a bit heavy before we can go.
Venue 33 – Pleasance Courtyard, Beneath
July 31st, August 1st – 11th, 13th – 25th @ 5.45pm
The Things We Leave Behind is an absurd mash-up of comedy styles, mixing looped music, props, stand-up, turbo clowning and puppets for your eyes, ears and face.
Venue 515 – Monkey Barrel, 4
August 2nd – 4th, 7th – 11th, 14th – 18th, 21st – 25th @ 11.55pm
Spencer bought a new looper, but he can't beatbox. He also bought a drum kit, but he ain't no drummer. He should be in bed. But he's an idiot. This could be the worst idea he has ever had. But like all bad ideas, sometimes it's funny to watch them happen while getting drunk and dancing around like a nutter. This show will last fifty minutes and will be totally different every night. Hopefully there will be special guests jumping up and joining in making noise in various ways. It's something innit?
Venue 33 – Pleasance Courtyard, Beyond
August 14th, 18th & 22nd @ 6.30pm
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part One. In 2003 a US-led coalition went to war with Iraq and Kieran Hodgson spent 10 days living with a very nice French family. Triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran Hodgson returns to the Fringe with his smash-hit show from 2014, a sweet and hilarious coming-of-age tale about the unforgettable school trip where he truly learnt the meaning of croissants, which is crescents. It's the French one.
August 15th, 19th & 23rd @ 6.30pm
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Two. Nominated for Best Show, Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015. In 2003 Lance Armstrong won his fifth Tour de France title, and a young boy in West Yorkshire believed in him. Now a character comedian, he (the boy) returns to the Fringe with this heartfelt and hilarious 2015 story of growing up, betrayal by professional athletes and redemption. It's the cycling one.
August 16th, 20th & 24th @ 6.30pm
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Three. In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. Sixteen years later he returns to the Fringe with this 2016 character comedy epic about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities. Plus a violin. It's the classical music one.
August 17th, 21st & 26th @ 6.30pm
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Four. In June 1975 the United Kingdom voted to remain in the European Community. Since then, things have changed somewhat, and character comedian Kieran Hodgson wants to find out why. On a deeply personal quest for understanding, Kieran discovers that the 70s were about more than just Tiswas, the colour brown and the words 'let's go on strike again'. It’s the politics one.
Venue 156 - Banshee’s Labyrinth, CinemaAugust
3rd – 11th, 13th – 25th @ 10.10pm
A friendship, a country, a beloved 90s pop group. Joe Sutherland returns to the Fringe looking back at things we once loved which have now gone sour.
Venue 33 – Pleasance Courtyard, Beyond
July 31st, August 1st – 10th @ 6.30pm
An hour of blistering stand-up in the company of Lucifer himself. With 8000 years experience in human affairs the Devil is ready to demonsplain what we mortals are doing wrong.