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Free Festival Shows

Have a look through our selection of shows... we are sure to have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


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Listings for 24 August, sorted by Show Name

ComedySportz Online!

ComedySportz Online!

Comedy

ComedySportz Online!

Comedy

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - YouTube Streaming
AUG 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 at 12:30 (60 min) - FREE YOUTUBE STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)

You've seen Football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? ComedySportz goes for gold with competitive improvised comedy that is fast, fun and family friendly. Two teams go toe to toe (sort of) with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by audience suggestions. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? You decide! ComedySportz UK has been entertaining audiences of all ages since 2001 and will be joined by players from ComedySportz teams worldwide during the festival. Fans of shows like...


Democracy Sucks

Democracy Sucks

Theatre

Democracy Sucks

Theatre

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - YouTube Streaming
AUG 24-30 at 18:30 (40 min) - FREE YOUTUBE STREAM (Recorded Not Live)

Professor B. has been giving the same crazed lecture to his online class for the entire semester, complete with wine and expletives. It’s the last class of the term, and his job is on the line. Will the dance number and a desperate plea for help save his job? From the same team to deliver the five-star EdFringe hit “Made For Each Other”, & recorded in socially distanced Brooklyn, New York!...


Entertainer

Entertainer

Comedy

Entertainer

Comedy

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Zoom Show
AUG 24 at 20:00 (60 min) - PAY WHAT YOU WANT via Zoom (TICKETED)

The true story of one man’s ambition to become the greatest holiday park entertainer in England. In a show filled with laughs, music and lots of heart, Adam Morrison Jones (Deal Radio Best New Act 2016 / Giggle Ents Best Comedian 2017) recalls the bumpy road towards his dream. Could he face down family opposition, self-doubt and the occasional not-so-happy camper to become a summer holiday legend?...


Nathan Cassidy: Observational  - THE ONLY LIVE SHOW AT THIS YEARS EDINBURGH FRINGE

Nathan Cassidy: Observational - THE ONLY LIVE SHOW AT THIS YEARS EDINBURGH FRINGE

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Observational - THE ONLY LIVE SHOW AT THIS YEARS EDINBURGH FRINGE

Comedy

The Free Sisters / The Courtyard
AUG 24 at 17:00 (60 min) - FREE - LIVE SHOW IN EDINBURGH

With the changes to Phase Three Lockdown in Scotland, Live Outdoor gigs can resume from August the 24th with physical distancing, hygiene and restricted numbers. To mark this change there will be one live show as part of The Free Festival's otherwise online Edinburgh Fringe 2020 Programme on Monday 24th, live in the Three Sisters Courtyard on Cowgate. Nathan Cassidy: Observational The Three Sisters Courtyard, Cowgate Monday August 24th, 5pm-6pm FREE (donations after the show) A Free Festival stalwart, Nathan is a Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show Nominee 2020 and Buxton Fringe B...


Sexpert - Madame K

Sexpert - Madame K

Comedy

Sexpert - Madame K

Comedy

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Twitch Streaming
AUG 7-30 at 22:00 (60 min) - FREE TWITCH STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)

"There's no such thing as a bad dick, just bad men." Sexpert - Madame K! is 50 minutes of ridiculous, anarchic, and unpredictable clowning. This wild solo comedy show features a beautifully idiotic performer discovering what it means to be a 21st Century Feminist. Strenuously working to improve life for all women, Madame K surrounds herself with Coqs she's rescued, reprogramming them to have better manners, and training them to live up to their full potential. Don't worry, in this performance all Coqs are in cages! ***** EdFringe Review ‘Madame Komondor is doing God's work.' Written and Perfor...


Shoot From The Hip Improv Comedy Livestream!

Shoot From The Hip Improv Comedy Livestream!

Comedy

Shoot From The Hip Improv Comedy Livestream!

Comedy

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - YouTube Streaming
AUG 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 at 20:30 (60 min) - FREE YOUTUBE STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)

Award-winning, side-splitting improv comedy, as recommended by Time Out, Metro, and The Evening Standard. Described as ‘the younger, sexier version’ of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’, Shoot From The Hip shows are completely unscripted, blending witty one-liners and hilarious character comedy with off-the-cuff storytelling. Always new, always unique and always 100% improvised, Shoot From The Hip guarantees a great night of comedy. "Side-splitting quick wit" - The Evening Standard "Well worth a shot (pun intended) - Time Out "Clutching at straws and spinning them into bars of solid gold" - Wha...


Stealth Aspies: The Show (Recorded June 2019)

Stealth Aspies: The Show (Recorded June 2019)

Theatre

Stealth Aspies: The Show (Recorded June 2019)

Theatre

Laughing Horse Online / Watch Any Time - Recorded Shows
AUG 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 at 18:00 (60 min) - FREE YOUTUBE STREAM (Recorded Not Live)

The Stealth Aspies theatre company of entirely autistic adults was started in April 2017 when Paul Wady and Alain English met Sarah Saeed and Hannah Yahya - Hassan at the first Autism Arts Festival in Kent University. Annette Foster sadly had to drop out of the project due to other commitments. We were joined by Emma Faye and Chris Pike in one Edinburgh run. Janine Booth joined in 2017 and a good job too. The company performed at the Edinburgh Fringe that year in the Bar 50 venue and played the next two festivals, as well as Brighton fringe where they were very well received. This sho...