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Dragonfly

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

Dragonfly

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52 West Port (Just off of Grassmarket), Edinburgh, EH1 2LD. Phone: 0131 228 4543
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 13:00 to 23:30
Strictly 18+ Only

Dragonfly Cocktail Bar was re-established in 2018 as a revival of the original spirit of the Edinburgh cocktail scene; a laid-back environment where our guests can explore a carefully considered drinks list. An established Fringe venue in the heart of Edinburgh.

Pay What You Want: This year our shows in venues are ticketed, so you should book a ticket to guarantee entry - this is because of restricted capacities, COVID restrictions, and so we can keep you as safe as possible. Pay What You Want means you donate to a show in advanced for this ticket and you know you can get in. You can still turn up at the venue for free, and donate at the end of the show - but we recommend getting tickets this year to make sure you get in.

Shows sorted by Venue Room

Main Room

An Aussie, African and Englishman Walk Into a Bar...

An Aussie, African and Englishman Walk Into a Bar...

Comedy

An Aussie, African and Englishman Walk Into a Bar...

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 21:15 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

A revolving door of different African, Australian & British comedians every show! Come support your home country roots while learning about other peoples cultures in the funniest way possible. Hosted by Kyle Legacy!...


Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows: This Girl Can't

Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows: This Girl Can't

Comedy

Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows: This Girl Can't

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Split Bill work in progress show from Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows. Two friends just trying their best in life. Elaine Fellows - Appealingly natural. Original yet relatable material ‘Chortle’ Delightfully low energy, holds the audience well ‘The Reviews Hub’ Absolutely fantastic. A star in the making ‘Brighton Grin’ Elaine was recently a finalist in the Brighton Grin New Comedian of the Year Award 2021. She has also reached the final stages of several other new comedian competitions such as Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2021, So You Think You’re Funny 2021 and The Max Turner P...


Existential Queer

Existential Queer

Comedy

Existential Queer

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

An hour of raucous queer comedy hosted by award-winning comedians Kate Martin and Daniel Foxx. Join two of the UK’s most exciting new acts as they cover topics from growing up gay to bravely embracing oat milk. And with special guests handpicked from the best LGBTQ acts at the fringe, this is a show not to be missed. Whether it’s being mistaken for a man (Kate) or an elderly woman (Daniel), they’re here, they’re queer, and they’re doing their best to overcome a deep sense of existential fear....


Experiment Human

Experiment Human

Comedy

Experiment Human

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 17:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Blending dark comedy with the surreal, Experiment Human tells the story of Monkion, a non-human creature, curious to understand the world outside their laboratory in the attic. Having kidnapped the actor Benedict Cumberbatch at the height of his fame to protect him from the media, Monkion sets out to answer the ultimate question: what makes humans happy? Will the experiment succeed this time? What will happen if it doesn't? We'll find out... “Brilliant and batshit … strikingly original with moments of absolute comic genius” ★ ★ ★ ★ Edfringe Review 2019...


Martha McBrier: Who Knew?

Martha McBrier: Who Knew?

Comedy

Martha McBrier: Who Knew?

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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'Naturally charismatic storyteller' (Fest) weaves a shocking but very funny account of her youth. Netflix documentary-worthy with a jaw-dropping twist. Comedy storytelling at it's absolute best. Warning: May contain The Slosh. Award-winning and critically acclaimed writer and performer, McBrier brings a personal stand-up storytelling show about badness and kindness. We were 'that' family. Sometimes the apple not only falls far from the tree, but can take root somewhere else. 'Funny like Chic Murray was funny' ***** (Scotsman). 'A hoot from start to finish' ***** (ScotsGay.co.uk)....


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Shaggers was born at the Edinburgh Fringe in the August of 2008. ​ Originally it was just meant to run for one season as a fun late show at the Laughing Horse Free Festival with all sorts of comedians talking about that most noble of pursuits, shagging. However, it was decided after full rooms every night, that Shaggers would continue on to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy festival in 2009. From there it has gone on to have sell-out shows in theatres and venues up and down the UK, in Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and all over Australia. ----------...


Stand up at Seven with Ella Al-Shamahi and Suse Steed

Stand up at Seven with Ella Al-Shamahi and Suse Steed

Comedy

Stand up at Seven with Ella Al-Shamahi and Suse Steed

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 17-21, 23-28 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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An opportunity for two high brow comics to play around with some not so high brow comedy. Join Ella Al-Shamahi (BBC, Channel 4 and National Geographic presenter, erudite and funny” The Times) and Suse Steed (NATYS finalist 2019, Funny Women Regional Finalist 2018) for an hour of stand up (at seven). Ella is "warm, erudite and funny" The Times “Spending an hour in her (Suse’s) company is a charming alternative to doing just about anything else during the Fringe.” Mumble Comedy ...


Whisk(e)y Wars

Whisk(e)y Wars

Comedy

Whisk(e)y Wars

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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WHISK(E)Y WARS Tragedy. Treachery. The perfect single malt https://vimeo.com/670203871 Join Tam Tully as she fights to save her Ulster family whiskey distillery from ruin by crafting the Holy Grail of whiskey, the perfect single malt. Joyce Greenaway premiered her solo with Laughing Horse @freefringefest during the pandemic and is delighted to be returning for a longer run in 2022 after London. East Sussex and the Brighton Fringe. Whisk(e) y Wars: Told with Northern Irish wit and an understated acting style, Greenaway’s first show at the fringe breaks free from the Fleabag formul...