Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023 Our Picks Part 1

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

As we get ever closer to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023 we wanted to highlight some shows that our picks for this year’s festival programme. There are way too many to put in one post so watch out for more selections.

Myra DuBois Be Well

Myra DuBois – Be Well
Pleasance Dome
2 – 27 August 2023
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With her passion for compassion and flair for giving care, the ‘bust a gut funny’ (Graham Norton) Myra DuBois calls out to the disadvantaged, downtrodden and tyrannised of the world with her manifesto for mental health: AdMyrism! But are you ready to receive the call?

Having left audiences across the globe in physical pain from laughter with her take-no-prisoners brand of rapid-fire comedy; the ‘acid-tongued, funny to the bone’ (Time Out), Myra DuBois lays her healing hands on the masses in this; her wellness sermon.

Following her Edinburgh appearances Myra will tour the UK

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Police Cops The Musical
Assembly George Square Studios
August 2-15, 17-22, 24-28

USA, 1985: Rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson joined the force to protect and serve… But now Jimmy’s in deep, partnered up with a renegade Police Cop and leaned on by a racist Chief. With guns loaded and safety catches off, Jimmy’s on a freewheeling adventure from the mean streets of America to Mexico, where destiny awaits in the form of grizzled ex-Police Cop Juanita Gonzalez. Multi award-winning Police Cops are back and bigger than ever. Featuring an expanded ensemble and original songs, their unique physical comedy mayhem is supercharged for their most ambitious show yet.

Following Edinburgh, Police Cops will play at Southwark Playhouse from 8 September – 14 October 2023. Book Here

Daniel Fox VillainDaniel Fox – Villain
Pleasance Courtyard
August 2 – 13, 15 – 27

People’s princess and TikTok starlet Daniel Foxx delivers his stand-up hour debut with a show about childhood, Tilda Swinton and bullying (but in a chic way). With his trademark wit and grandmother’s pearls, he’s taking us back to the 2000s, when the Special K diet was all the rage and the only queer representation was Jafar. As seen on BBC One, BBC Three, Comedy Central UK and on Instagram and TikTok (The Supervillain’s Gay Assistant). Tour support for Josh Widdicombe, Rosie Jones, Sofie Hagen and Judi Love. ‘Fabulous’ (Nigella Lawson).



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After The Act – A Section 28 Musical
Traverse Theatre
August 3 – 27

“Queers in classrooms!” “Perverts panicking parents!” – a new musical about pride, protest… and abseiling lesbians. Section 28: the landmark legislation that silenced a generation and offered a global blueprint for LGBTQ+ oppression. Two decades after its repeal, multi award-winning theatre company, Breach Theatre (It’s True, It’s True, It’s True) sing and dance on the grave of this watershed moment in LGBTQ+ history. ‘This musical feels exceptional… Wonderful performances’ **** (Guardian). ‘Full of righteous anger and euphoric 80s synths’ **** (Telegraph). ‘Heart-rending yet joyful…Brilliantly conveys the hysteria and outrage’ **** (Stage).

Further Edinburgh Festival Fringe pics posts to come.

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