Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are joined by renowned historian Michael Wood to present a unique performance of Songs of the People: Music from the English Radical Tradition. The show celebrates one of England’s great musical traditions and one that has been incredibly influential in world music. From the protest folk songs of Bob Dylan and the Delta blues of Muddy Waters to the blue collar ballads of Bruce Springsteen – these songs of Social Protest all have very English roots.
Cutty Sark Theatre
From the award-winning creators of Orlando, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Christmas Gothic, Austen’s Women, and Female Gothic comes a new play, telling the story of Queen Elizabeth I.
1568: At a vital but volatile crossroads in history a young queen steps from the shadows to reveal her thoughts on marriage, succession, religion and war. But time is against her…
Elizabeth I: Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried – but who was the woman beneath the crown?
'I didn't know that when slavery was abolished in 1833, it was the slave owners that were
DEBUT at Cutty Sark is a concert like no other, it offers dazzling performances, time to chat to your favourite musicians and the chance to enjoy one of London’s most famous landmarks after hours.
If you haven't seen Harry Hill live, you haven't experienced him. More wild, more uncensored and a whole lot more visceral than on TV.
About the event
Jump aboard the comedy ship and immerse yourself in the sickly, warm goo of Harry Hill's comedy as this show unfolds right in front of your eyes.
Expect his trademark mash-up of styles and substances, from Vaudeville schtick gone wrong to crooning and lo-fi puppetry. Come and get your ribs tickled by the renegade master.
From seafaring and music to science and storytelling, each guest speaker on the night is ready to share their unique knowledge and expertise.
The one thing that unites them? They're (almost) all called Helen!
That's right, Cutty Sark's night of nerdy wonderment is brought to you by a number of notable people who share their name with the legendary Spartan princess Helen of Troy.
Nick Helm: Phoenix From The Flames
After six years away from Edinburgh and ahead of his National Tour, Helm is back at the Fringe with a full run of his new show to remind the world what they’ve been missing out on. Resurrected from the ashes, come and witness two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and International Treasure In Waiting singing songs and righting wrongs. You don’t deserve this...
'The man is brutal, but by AC/DC he's talented with it.' - The Latest ★★★★★
‘A true comedy daredevil’ - Time Out ★★★★
Ultra-topical comedy and presenter of Unspun. As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time. Now with added Trump.
'Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe' ★★★★★ - The Telegraph
'A first-class comic' - The Guardian
'Singlehandedly fulfilling comedy’s brief of taking our political masters to task. Combining spot-on impressions with up-to-the-minute observations' ★★★★ - Mail on Sunday
Tom Houghton: That's What I Go To School For (Work in Progress)
Tom was sent to all-boys boarding school at age six. A world where ‘day kids’ are shunned and girls? None existent. But when, in his second last year the school decided to go co-ed, everything was to change.