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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 – Dates, show tickets, performers, programme and highlights

THE Edinburgh Fringe Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the British summer.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2018 shows, how to get tickets and what’s on…

Esther Rantzen, right, is doing a show with her daughter Rebecca Wilcox, left

When is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018?

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 runs from August 3-27.

The festival celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017.

The programme includes a wide variety of acts from cabaret and circus performers to music and comedy.

There will also be over 250 street performances each day of the festival with buskers, living statues and more.

 Magician Ben Hart is returning to the Fringe festival in 2018

Ben Hart

Magician Ben Hart is returning to the Fringe festival in 2018

How can I get tickets for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018?

Tickets can only be bought for each show via the Fringe box office either in person, over the phone or online.

To book tickets online visit the official website or download the Fringe app for iPhone or Android.

To book tickets over the phone contact +44 (0) 131 226 0000.

Prices vary for each show and a booking fee of 80p is added to each ticket.

 Maureen Lipman is performing her comedy act at the Fringe

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Maureen Lipman is performing her comedy act at the Fringe

What are the highlights of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival programme?

The programme for the festival can be downloaded from the Fringe website.

The festival features a vast array of acts including…

Cabaret & Variety

Aaron Calvert: Declassified

Tash York: Adulting

Chris Cook: Chance

Courtney Act: Under The Covers

Esther Rantzen: That’s Life!

Children’s Shows

Louis Pearl – The Amazing Bubble Man

Charlie Baker Presents: The Greatest Goat Of All Time

Dick and Dom: Dick v Dom

David Baddiel’s AniMalcolm

 Tash York is performing her stand-up show Adulting

Tash York

Tash York is performing her stand-up show Adulting

Comedy

Chris Turner – AAA Batteries (Not included)

Adam Larter – Boogie Knights

Adam Hess – Seahorse

Alice Marshall – The Strike

Barbara Nice – Raffle

Bethany Black – Unwinnable

Dylan Moran – Dr Cosmos

Ed Gamble – Blizzard

Flo & Joan – Alive On Stage

Alisdair Beckett-King – Full Velvet Jacket

Lauren Pattison – Peachy

Music

Nick Harper – 100 Things

Noah Noah

Simon Kempston

Tim Edey

The Oxford Gargoyles – Jazz A Capella

Aki Remally – Hendrix and Us

 

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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