Edinburgh Fringe Festival might be cancelled, but the country’s still packed full of artists boasting talent in spades.
Which is exactly the thinking behind the brand new Shedinburgh Fringe Festival – a stand-in, online alternative, offering all of Edinburgh’s usual actors, comedians, and musicians a chance to still perform…
…direct from a shed.
The festival will run between the 14th of August and the 5th of September, when everyone involved (and there are some good’uns) will be performing either reworked, or completely original pieces, which will then be streamed to you live either from sheds built at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Soho Theatre in London, or – for those unable to travel – sheds/living rooms of their own.
The line-up already includes the likes of:
Rosie Jones & Helen Bauer with Big Daddy and Baby Helen (a mischievous stand-up show filled with jokes and just a little bit of beef.)
Sara Pascoe & Steen Raskopoulos with Sara & Steen (an off-the-cuff improv, inspired by old Edinburgh shows they’ve likely never seen.)
And Chloe Petts with Living Rent Free In Your Shed (a stand up/chat show hybrid discussing masculinity; contact and non-contact sports; and why she should be the new Ellen Page.)
And it’s 100% affordable too. In fact, tickets for Shedinburgh Fringe Festival start at just £4, although you’re actively encouraged to donate what you can. And really you’re going to want to, as all the proceeds will be put directly into a fund supporting the future of the real life Edinburgh Fringe, including helping brand-new, never-before-seem talent make it to Edinburgh for the first time.
NOTE: Shedinburgh Fringe Festival will run between the 14th of August and the 5th of September. Tickets start at just £4. For the full line-up or to book, visit their website here.
There’s also some real life comedy happening at Ally Pally if you fancy it.