10 hidden gems at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

With the Edinburgh Festival Fringe just around the corner, here’s ten hidden gems that you might have missed from theSpaceUK.


1: Four Letter Words

Why Am I Like This?

Do you misplace your glasses so often that you now have six pairs so you aren’t trapped inside and half-blind? Follow Nicole on her 30-year journey as she discovers the four letter diagnosis that answers the biggest question in her life, and what that will mean for the next 30. Spoiler alert – she has ADHD. (Theatre, 16+)


2: Flat Caps and Fourth Reich

Ay Up, Hitler!

Ay Up, Hitler!

Step into the untold “true” story of Hitler and his cronies after their defeat in WWII. In a surprising turn of events, they find refuge in the last place anyone would expect – Yorkshire. Donning flat caps and wellies, they plan their epic comeback as they sip pints down the pub in Operation Fourth Reich. (Theatre, 14+)


3: Jilted at the Altar

I Killed My Ex

Prepare for a wild ride in this dark comedy by writer-director Emilie Biason. Join two dear friends, Tina and Lola, on a journey filled with impulsive decisions, as they embark on a mission to get rid of Tina’s ex after he leaves her at the altar. (Theatre, 14+)


4: Autistic Comedy

Beehavioural Problems: Something Something Autism

Stephen Catling brings his new surrealist escapade to the Fringe, delving into the struggles of being autistic in a world that doesn’t always embrace individuality. Winner of the Keep it Fringe Award 2023 and a finalist in Stand-Up for Cider 2023, Stephen Catling’s comedy offers a unique perspective while providing plenty of laughs. (Comedy, 18+)


5: Not your grandparents’ opera

Gerard Noir

A world-premiere, sexy-spy singing show for the sophisticated slut within us all. Follow super-spy extraordinaire Gerard Noir as he tries to save the world from a villainous time terrorist. Gerard Noir is the love child of James Bond, South Park and opera. (Opera, 16+)


6: Badly Done Ballet

Crap Ballet

Crap Ballet

Chekhov’s Gum is making their Fringe debut with an all-new clown show, Crap Ballet. One’s big, the other’s small – both suited up and ready to strut, stretch, and shimmy for an hour of stupid. (Comedy, 16+)


7: A sell-out from Adelaide

Vida Slayman in Comedy of Terrors

Vida Slayman, acclaimed for her sold-out shows at the Adelaide Fringe, brings Comedy of Terrors to Edinburgh. With stories spanning Beirut, San Francisco, and Adelaide, Comedy of Terrors is a heartfelt and uplifting show that reminds us that even in the darkest times, laughter can prevail. (Comedy, 16+)


8: Brand New Comedy Opera

My Life Online

Embark on a musical journey with Kay, a former dynamic immigration lawyer who hasn’t left her apartment in a year. All-sung and featuring English soprano Sarah Minns, this one-woman comedy by American composer Scott Eyerly unravels the reasons behind Kay’s self-imposed isolation. (Musicals & Opera, 12+)


9: Magic Runs in the Family

Young and Moxie

Prepare to be enchanted as Las Vegas and Scottish magicians join forces in this magical collaboration. Young and Moxie present a combination of magic, storytelling, and laughter that promises an unforgettable experience. What’s more, Moxie Crimefighter’s famous father is Penn Jillette. (Cabaret, 12+)


10: Fringe First Winners Return

What If They Ate The Baby

What If They Ate The Baby?

There are three rules every housewife knows: never return a dish empty, always have dinner ready by the time he gets home, and some things are best kept under the table. After all, you never know who’s listening.  From Fringe First 2022 winners Chloe Rice and Natasha Roland. (Theatre, 16+)


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