7 Aug 2014

The Edinburgh Fringe 2014: Ten Must See Shows | (Guest Post)

Today, I bring you another Guest Post. Want somewhere to travel this Summer? Somewhere new to experience? Look no further then this blog post. 

The Edinburgh Fringe 2014: Ten Must See Shows

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is always a highlight of Edinburgh’s social calendar, with thousands of people from far and wide heading to this gorgeous Scottish city to catch some comedy, theatre and live entertainment. Throughout August, performers from across the arts will be performing for the masses and while many of the tickets may have already been allocated, there will be plenty more left if you fancy making a last minute decision to go and enjoy what the festival has to offer. Book into one of the Edinburgh Travelodge hotels and start planning your itinerary; these ten shows would be a great place to start!


  • Paxo – Broadcaster, author and University Challenge presenter, Jeremy Paxman, will be live in the Pleasance Courtyard between the 18th and 25th August. Not only will you be able to listen to his probes on various aspects of life, but you’ll also have the chance to ask him questions too.
  • No Further Action – After winning Celebrity Big Brother recently, comedy genius, Jim Davidson, is back on the road and will be telling audiences stories of his arrest and the ensuing ordeal at the Assembly Hall between the 1st and 25th August.
  • Frankenstein: UnBolted – This hilarious take on the Mary Shelley novel is a must for anyone with a love of classic horror. You can find it at The Caves until the 24th August.
  • Tom Price – The Torchwood star had a sell-out show at the Fringe back in 2011 and he’s back once again with his latest offering, ‘Not As Nice As He Looks’. He’s at the Pleasance Courtyard until the 24th August.
  • Lucy Porter – This year marks her 10th show at the Fringe and she’s showing no sign of slowing down. Her ‘Me Time’ show can be found at The Comedy Club.
  • Siddhartha, the Musical – With a score that mixes Italian and South Asian pop-rock sounds, Siddhartha is inspired by Herman Hesse’s novel and is at The Assembly Rooms until the 24th August.
  • The Addams Family – This family continues to be a household favourite, and now they can be found on the stage as well as on your televisions. See what their family values are all about at the Assembly Hall before the 25th August.
  • Sinatra: Final Curtain – The sell-out 2013 show is back and follows the story of Sinatra, who reminisces about his achievements at the Surgeon’s Hall until the 23rd August.
  • Ennio Marchetto – What he does with cardboard cut-outs will amaze you! Watch as he portrays famous faces using nothing more than cartoon cut-outs. He’s at the Pleasance Courtyard until the 25th August.
  • Brazouka – Directed by Arlene Philips, this show includes 16 dancers who will take audiences on a magical and passionate journey to remember at the Assembly Hall until the 25th August.

Whatever you choose to fill your time at the Fringe with, make sure that you plan your time wisely – the Fringe Festival can be incredibly overwhelming without any forethought, but is well worth the trek if you’re up for it.


Live life and chase your dreams!
See you Saturday.
LC