Cutty Sark Theatre

Pre-Edinburgh Comedy | Fern Brady & Carl Donnelly

Fern Brady: Power & Chaos (Work in Progress) 

As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour and Live at The Apollo. Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars.

Known for being totally unique and completely fearless, her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft.

'An astounding hour' ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - List

Pre-Edinburgh Comedy | Rob Auton & Jack Barry

Rob Auton

Award winning stand-up comedian and poet Rob Auton (Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe award winner, Glastonbury’s ‘Poet In Residence’) returns with another heart-felt and offbeat comedy/theatre/spoken word show.

Alongside performing solo, Rob hosts 'the best poetry gig in the UK' (The Times) Bang Said The Gun. The spoken-word night’s raucous and anarchic spirit attracts a rich mix of new talent and some of the most established names in poetry/music including Kate Tempest, Roger McGough and John Hegley. 

'A genuine original'  - The Guardian

Pre-Edinburgh Comedy | Tony Law & Ian Smith

Tony Law

Tony Law Identifies the elements and as Canadian, Trinidadian, Celt, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, guy, working class, and autodidact. This show is a comedy show and it is original and funnier than all the other shows if you are smart and funny. Otherwise it's not if you are, for example, a dickhead. Otherwise. The best. Tony has appeared on Have I Got News For You, The Alternative Comedy Experience, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

'Impeccable' (Times).

'Surreal genius' (Telegraph).

**** (Guardian).

Pre-Edinburgh Comedy | Joel Dommett & Joanne McNally

Joel Dommett: Work in Progress

Join Joel (I'm a Celeb... finalist, Joel & Nish Vs The World, Live At The Apollo, Celeb Juice) as he road-tests new material ahead of his forthcoming tour. Not to be missed!

‘Hilarious… delightful tales’ -The Scotsman

‘Excellent storytelling comic’ - The Guardian

‘Simply hilarious and highly recommended’ - ThreeWeeks

Pre-Edinburgh Comedy | Glenn Moore & Sara Barron

Glenn Moore: Work In Progress

As seen as on Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You and more. As heard on the Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio, and BBC Radio 4.

Glenn Moore is tipped for great things GQ

Relentlessly silly and gag-laden – a potential comedy great ★★★★ The List

A class act… undoubtedly bound for greatness ★★★★ The Herald

Pre-Edinburgh Comedy | Elliot Steel & Neil Delamere

Neil Delamere: Work in Progress

Star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz, Neil Delamere presents this work-in-progress show.

'You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe.' - The Scotsman ★★★★★

'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine.' - The Herald ★★★★★

Elliot Steel: Work In Progress

Elliot has done a sober stint, completed a Roast Battle with his dad and got merked in a Muay Thai fight. This is as good as toxic masculinity gets.

HMS Pinafore | Charles Court Opera

Charles Court Opera are delighted to present a fresh take on HMS Pinafore, the earliest enduring success of Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous collaboration which remains a firm favourite with audiences worldwide. It contains some of Sullivan’s sunniest music and tells the story of Josephine the Captain’s daughter and her love for a lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw, despite being promised in marriage to the First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter.

Ships in the Night | Mother River, Father River

Daughter of a fortune-teller, granddaughter of a woman who returned from the dead, storyteller Olivia Armstrong is a weaver of tales, a mistress of enchantment who has been captivating audiences for over ten years. Everywhere from pubs to palaces, rivers to ruins, she tells wonder tales from around the world, myths and legends of the British Isles, and strange stories from the secret corners of the city.

Olivia will tell the story of the Cutty Sark, Queen of the Seas herself and legends of Old Father Thames.

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