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The Counting House

38 West Nicolson Street
The Ballroom: AUG 21-27 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed


BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi-five star, late-night improvised comedy party show that has performed to rave reviews around the country. The show sees two teams of fearless improvisers pitched against each other by a ball-busting compère in a high octane mix of seemingly impossible challenges and incredible physicality. Their prize: the audience’s respect! Who will be victorious? Who will fall? COMEDY JUST GOT NASTY...


Kiell Smith Bynoe (Taskmaster, Ghosts, Stath Lets Flats)

Anna Leong Brophy (Shadow & Bone, Harry Hill's Club Nite)

Oliver Izod (Austentatious, Bowjangles)

Emily Lloyd Saini (Mock The Week, The Stand Up Sketch Show)

Brendan Murphy (NonCensored Podcast, Buffy Revamped)

Michael Keane (The Play That Goes Wrong)

+ special guest comedians

“Superior improvised comedy… Thank God for BattleActs!”

– ★★★★ Fringe Review

“Rapidly en route to becoming something of a cult classic, one of the most entertaining late night acts”

– ★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Extraordinary improv, kitsch, cool and unpretentious – wit and ingenuity that’s nothing short of admirable.”

– ★★★★ Brixton Buzz

“Intelligence…sheer energy. You might just have to fight the crowds as the troupe become ever more popular.”

– ★★★★★ Stage Won

“Spirals into a brilliant silliness, an enigmatic and compelling riot of exquisitely absurd, original comedy. In a league of their own.”

– ★★★★ EdFringe Review

“Fast-paced, witty and very imaginative”

– ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

“Improvisational comedy champions… intelligent, quick paced series of spontaneous one liners that most comedians couldn’t have written given a week.”

- ★★★★ ThreeWeeks

“Sheer madness and utter genius”

– ★★★★★ The Public Reviews

Recommended by The Independent (Top Ten Comedy Shows), TimeOut (Critic’s Choice) and a Smirnoff Hot Pick, this hilarious, no-holds-barred improv smackdown is not to be missed.

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.