Hark! Tis the sweet sound of Edinburgh shows coming to London

Ediburgh in London

Ivo Graham, James Acaster, and Josie Long


That’s right, folks, for those of you who viewed this year’s Edinburgh Fringe from a computer screen – or indeed if you went up but saw about 0.5% of the shows you wanted to see – fear not.

Not only are there opportunities to see some of the Fosters Comedy Award winners (including its winner, John Kearns), there is a string of other super shows to get stuck into. Below is how things stand currently:

• Up in Kings Cross, The Invisible Dot is where the cool kids come out to play. Edinburgh shows here include the increasingly excellent sketch trio Sheeps, pensive Fosters award nominee Liam Williams, Josie bloody Long, and the utterly delightful latest offering from Will Adamsdale.

 Soho Theatre has the lion’s share of the Edinburgh shows, including the Fosters Awards nominees. Among the offerings here are Andy Zaltzman, Luisa Omielan, John Kearns, Lucy Beaumont, James Acaster, Beasts, Bridget Christie, Celia Pacquola, Ivo Graham and The Pin. More will be added later this year …

• Leicester Square Theatre hosts several shows, including that of high-octane German-American character comic and storyteller, Lucie Pohl; and that consummate New York Jewish stand-up Al Lubel.

• The LST’s very own The Museum of Comedy – a new addition to the London comedy scene, has a month-long run of shows; you can catch the likes of the dark doctor George Ryegold, multimedia mentalist David Trent, Andrew “Feminism for Chaps” Watts, character comic Anna Emerson as Patti DuPont, and exciting new prospect Tim Renkow.

• In Camden, Etcetera Theatre welcomes ace character comic Beth Vyse and arch-surrealist Michael Brünstrom.


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