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The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's)

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The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's)

Fringe Venue 332 - Click here for map
161 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AA. Phone: 0131 228 5558
  Licensed
Open from 00:00 to 00:00
12+ to 6pm, then 18+ only

Situated on the bustling city centre street, at the foot of Edinburgh Castle sandwiched between the stylish West End district and the ever popular Bruntsfield. The Raging Bull is a place where you can relax in stylish yet homely surroundings. The carefully refurbished bar has a Sherlock Holmes theme upstairs with our focus on Craft Beers, World Lagers and Malt Whisky and our downstairs bar named Baker Street Cocktail Bar is the perfect place to go for quality cocktails served in relaxing and private surroundings.



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Cellar

A&E

A&E

Comedy

A&E

Comedy

AUG 17-25 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

A and E is a split show shared by Eleri Morgan and Aled Richards. During his already very busy schedule, life threw a heart attack at Aled, which he found to be most inconvenient. Everything had to be put on hold as he embarked on his darkly humourous journey to recovery. [His life was turned upside down as he played cardio top trumps, endured the rigours of cardio rehab and researched the link between heart attacks and sex.] "A masterful storyteller who shines a comedic light into the darkest corners!" Gary Slaymaker " A slick storyteller with lovely comedic timing." Phil Evans^...


Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Comedy

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Moby Dick: a book, a play, an episode of Star Trek, 12 movies, and a fish. Now, it’s been adapted into a stand-up comedy show by niche idiot Jonny Gillam. He wondered: If we can adapt books into plays. Can we adapt them into stand-up? I don’t know. Still, if anyone’s going to fail at this, I’d like it to be me. The result is a show that is entirely Moby Dick and entirely stand-up. Expect hubristic rants, musings on the minutiae of technical objects and Dick jokes. FAQ: Isn’t this a stupid idea? Yes. Classic literature isn’t for me? The show is more accessib...


Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Comedy

Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Comedy

AUG 2-12, 14-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

A character comedy show from a comedian with real character. Each day will feature a different special guest act opening, then it’s on to Ben. Brilliant. 'Ben Gosling stood out as one to watch... naturally hilarious' (EdFringeReview.com). 'Ben Gosling carries the entire show' **** (InterMissionBristol.co.uk). 'Unpredictable, quick, exciting and fast-paced, clearly intelligently written... undeniably clever' **** (BroadwayBaby.com), *****(ClogsComedy.wordpress.com)...


Full Moon Cabaret

Full Moon Cabaret

Cabaret

Full Moon Cabaret

Cabaret

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

After the success of its Edinburgh Festival debut in 2018, Full Moon Cabaret is back for more! Unlike any cabaret you've ever attended, the Full Moon Cabaret is Berlin's wittiest, wildest, and most inventive monthly varieté. The sexy and subversive programme features burlesque, circus arts, dance, music, and wacky interactive audience antics, all exploring a theme derived from what the Native Americans called the full moon. "...wonderfully raunchy...an unmitigated pleasure palace...” - Best Free Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Culture Trip "Erotic & spectacular...essentially, quinte...


Haha Cool

Haha Cool

Comedy

Haha Cool

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Luka has more than a show worth of jokes, so he needs your help picking which ones to tell. Choose jokes out of a bucket to see what show happens on any given day. In the last year, he has lost 4 stone, a grandparent, and the roof of his house. He's told jokes all over Australia, Europe, at music festivals, a video game convention, an office Halloween party where everyone else was in costume, a lacrosse club's change room, and much more. "Undoubtedly one to watch." - The Herald Sun "A lovely young man... Making the most of that nice guy image you can only warm to." - Chortle "One o...


Justin Heyes - White Muslim

Justin Heyes - White Muslim

Comedy

Justin Heyes - White Muslim

Comedy

AUG 1-11 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

After being nominated for the 'Best Comedy' Award at the Perth FringeWorld, Justin Heyes brings his new show 'White Muslim' to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! A British comedian living in Malaysia, converting to Islam to marry the love of his life, Justin has found himself somewhat caught between two worlds. Join Justin as he takes a hilariously honest look at religion, dating, marriage and culture through his reflections of his own experiences, in an ‘Idiot’s Guide To Islam and Culture Clashes’ resolving differences and celebrating how everyone has a lot more in common than they may think.^...


Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Comedy

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse did a show last year about being imaginary, and realised along the way that it was a massive manifestation of all her insecurities!! Hooray!! Now she''s trying to accept that she might actually be real, and face the horrid truth of being a genuine human in a terrifying world. Through the means of extreme silliness, obviously. She doesn't know how to take things seriously!!...


Let’s Get Tough

Let’s Get Tough

Comedy

Let’s Get Tough

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 12:00 (45 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Have you ever felt you’re not tough enough? Well, two problematic fools are here to teach you how to grab life by the nackers. Imogen Edmundson and Fi Simpson aka Sons & Co. are preparing for a national tour of their self-defence and assertiveness workshop. Watch as the duo take on life’s challenges from the comfort of their toxic relationship. Get ready to get tough! Sketch-Off 2019 semi-finalists. Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018 - Semi-Finalist, 2Northdown New Act Competition, Semi-Finalist. “A surprising mix of light and dark.” - Funny Women....


Lewis Costello x Hayden Dean Allmark

Lewis Costello x Hayden Dean Allmark

Comedy

Lewis Costello x Hayden Dean Allmark

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Lewis Costello has taken his act around the UK, opening for the likes of Doug Stanhope, Ed Byrne and Johnny Vegas, as well as playing major festivals like Download and Latitude. Hayden Allmark has performed stand-up in several countries, won The Comedy Store's King Gong award, and is now resident MC at the Lock 'n' Load comedy night in Manchester. In this unique stand-up show that sees the two friends performing together on stage, expect to hear hilariously unpredictable stories from two very different raconteurs....


Our Man

Our Man

Spoken Word

Our Man

Spoken Word

AUG 19-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Our Man is a one-man show by award-winning British-Cypriot writer Jamie Thrasivoulou. The show explores themes of class, masculinity, mental health, addiction, criminality, suicide, and consequence; framed within the climate of neoliberal Britain. The show contains narratives of men no longer here to tell their stories, as well as those struggling to survive in a system rigged with Tory austerity. This collective experience delivers many harsh truths within this hour-long verse play in which no stone is left unturned. As a man who has battled the system, ended up lost in it- only to be tos...


Potential: A Canadian Comedy Show

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Show

Comedy

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Show

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Show Potential is an absurd comedy show showcasing three Canadian heartthrobs Jack Hirschfield, Kyle Patan, and Amar Singh as they create a BRAND new show every night. This unique trio is serving up some tasty delicious stand-up and sketch. But! It is there improvisational skills that will leave thinking "Hey what did I just walk in to?" Each show will be unrepeatable. Come witness the POTENTIAL. ...


Sad Acts

Sad Acts

Comedy

Sad Acts

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Paddy Young and Dan Tiernan present an hour of (some of) the best stand up from the Fringe, brought to you by (some of) the saddest acts on the circuit! Every night boasts a different line up, each funnier and sadder than the last. You’ll laugh! We’ll cry! Everyone wins! ...


The Last Supper: 7 Deadly Sins

The Last Supper: 7 Deadly Sins

Comedy

The Last Supper: 7 Deadly Sins

Comedy

AUG 12-18 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Join The Last Supper for the holiest improv show on the Fringe, with a special guest sinner from the world of comedy entering our private confessional booth (live on stage!) for seven sacred nights only. Take a pew as the all-star brothers and sisters of The Last Supper absolve you through an hour of long-form improv. Each sermon will focus on one of the deadly sins: Wrath, Pride, Lust, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth and Not-Paying-After-A-Free-Show-That-Was-Actually-Really-Good. Welcome, my child. 'Divine.' ★★★★★ (God). ...