2021 SHED-ULE

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COMEDY

THE BEST OF THE MARK THOMAS COMEDY PRODUCT

Tuesday 3rd August
7.30pm

Tin Cat Entertainment

The story of the Mark Thomas Comedy Product on Channel Four. He dressed as bears, arrived in tanks, changed laws, exposed arms deals and corruption, and then it stopped…

THEATRE

FUNERAL FLOWERS

Wednesday 4th August
7.30pm

Emma Dennis-Edwards

Funeral Flowers takes audiences on a journey into the world of 17 year old Angelique, who dreams of being a florist. Left alone to navigate the care system, adulthood, and the recurring threat of her boyfriend’s gang, Angelique takes us by the hand and leads us through her story, through spaces filled with flowers.

THEATRE

MADAME OVARY

Thursday 5th August
7.30pm

Rosa Hesmondhalgh

Rosa is writing her resolutions. She is going to stop going out with plonkers, start doing yoga and make some really good art. But before she’s had time to delete her dating apps, she’s diagnosed.

THEATRE

IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT

Friday 6th August
7.30pm

Gary Owen

Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, Iphigenia in Splott drives home the high price people pay for society’s shortcomings. A special one-off performance of Gary Owen’s award-winning play, performed by Sophie Melville.

COMEDY

HARRY HILL'S NOISE

Saturday 7th August
7.30pm

Plosive Live and Lucky Features Productions

The antidote to podcasts, live and online. Harry’s in a shed and at some point he’ll make a noise. What will his noise be and when will he make it?

SPOKEN WORD

SHEDINBURGH POETRY

Sunday 8th August
7.30pm

Zia Ahmed, Casey Bailey, Katie Greenall & Sabrina Mahfouz

An award-winning line up of some of the UK’s leading poets bring you a very special evening of words in the shed. With Zia Ahmed, Casey Bailey, Katie Greenall and Sabrina Mahfouz.

THEATRE

BUILD A ROCKET

Monday 9th August
7.30pm

Christopher York

Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from Scarborough. In an instant, her life is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with her son, Jack. Suddenly her world isn’t sandcastles, arcades, and donkey rides.

THEATRE

LEMONS, LEMONS, LEMONS, LEMONS, LEMONS

Tuesday 10th August
7.30pm

Walrus

The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Bernadette and Oliver are about to find out. The original cast return for a one-off reading of Sam Steiner’s hit play.

THEATRE

SEXY LAMP

Wednesday 11th August
7.30pm

Katie Arnstein

An award winning light comedy. With shade. Winner of Show of the Week and Pleasance Pick at VAULT Festival 2019. Shining a spotlight on ‘The Industry’ through (real life) story and song.

THEATRE

EVERYTHING IS ABSOLUTELY FINE

Thursday 12th August
7.30pm

HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL

A new comedy musical about anxiety disorders, caring and trying to keep going. With power ballads, show tunes and body percussion, HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL explore what it’s like to be human and to struggle.

COMEDY

GUILTY FEMINIST PODCAST - LIVE

Friday 13th August
7.30pm

The Spontaneity Shop

A very special episode of the hugely popular podcast in which audience members get to put their questions directly to Deborah Frances-White.

COMEDY

HELEN BAUER & SIKISA

Saturday 14th August
7.30pm

Comedy Double Bill

Best Newcomer Nominee Helen Bauer returns with a new show about self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care. BBC New Comedian Finalist Sikisa introduces herself to a world that sees only what’s on the surface.

THEATRE

A SHED EVENT

Sunday 15th August
8.30pm

COMING SOON

Keep an eye on our socials for a special announcement coming soon!

THEATRE

SUNSET: IN CONVERSATION WITH MY SISTER

Tuesday 17th August
7.00pm

Jessie Cave

Jessie Cave in conversation with sister Bebe about her debut novel Sunset. They discuss writing and creativity in general and what it was like to embark upon a novel, pregnant in a pandemic.

COMEDY

JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS: IT IS BETTER

Tuesday 17th August
8.30pm

John-Luke Roberts

John-Luke Roberts returns to the ashes of the Fringe with an absurdist catalogue of infinite possibilities, to be laughed at while long-thought extinct beasts rampage the streets outside.

THEATRE

DUST

Wednesday 18th August
7.30pm

MILLY THOMAS

Forced to watch the ripple effect of her suicide, Alice discovers that death isn’t the change she thought she wanted.

COMEDY

RACHEL FAIRBURN: COMEDIANS TELLING SHED STORIES

Thursday 19th August
7.30pm

Rachel Fairburn

Following the success of Comedians Telling Erotic and Spooky Stories, the newest comedians’ storytelling night is all about what on earth goes on down the bottom of the garden.

THEATRE

DIRTY GREAT LOVE STORY

Friday 20th August
7.30pm

Katie Bonna & Richard Marsh

A one-off, reunion reading of the Edinburgh hit. A very human tale of good intentions and bad timing.

COMEDY

JOE THOMAS: TRYING NOT TO PANIC

Saturday 21st August
7.30pm

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas is a 37 year old, weary, cheeky young anxious, old upstart who played Simon in inbetweeners and then played Simon in some other shows and now plays no-one.

THEATRE

LOVE LETTERS TO THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Sunday 22nd August
7.30pm

Molly Taylor

A delicate and lyrical piece of storytelling that seeks to find and thank the people who transport us daily: to friends, to lovers, to work, to moments of significance in our lives.

THEATRE

BOTTLENECK

Monday 23rd August
7.30pm

Luke Barnes

Liverpool, 1989. Greg is thirteen. He has just started secondary school. He earns pocket money sweeping up hair in a barbers. Girls are aliens. Liverpool FC is everything.

THEATRE

ESSEX GIRL

Tuesday 24th August
7.00pm

Maria Ferguson

Kirsty is a sixteen year-old Essex Girl. She likes WKD, Pie & Mash and Charlie Red body spray. She also has a secret to tell you. One she can’t tell anyone else.

THEATRE

ROSS & RACHEL

Tuesday 24th August
8.30pm

James Fritz

James Fritz’s acclaimed one-person duologue returns for a special performance starring Mona Goodwin. An unflinching look at the myths of modern love, from the award-winning writer of Four Minutes Twelve Seconds and Parliament Square.

THEATRE

FORGIVENESS

Wednesday 25th August
7.30pm

Johnny Donahoe

Forgiveness is Jonny’s first new solo theatrical show in five years,  about the cycles of abuse that form and affect who we are, how we can escape them, and move on.

THEATRE

WOLF

Thursday 26th August
7.30pm

Lewis Doherty

Armed with just a chair, Lewis Doherty presents WOLF. Playing over 30 characters, miming every prop and making 90% of the SFX in this one man blockbuster live on stage!

COMEDY

PUN FOR THE ROAD: THE GREATEST HITS OF THE PUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS

Friday 27th August
7.30pm

The Pun Lovin' Criminals

Fronted by Fringe regular Gary McNair, The Pun Lovin’ Criminals have finally succumbed to public pressure and will perform a set of their greatest hits at Shedinburgh.

THEATRE

SIMON CALLOW: BEING AN ACTOR - 50 YEARS ON

Saturday 28th August
7.30pm

Simon Callow

In this very special one-off event for SHEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL, Simon Callow shares his stories and experiences from a full and illustrious career and considers, what is acting?

THEATRE

IF THESE SPASMS COULD SPEAK

Sunday 29th August
7.30pm

Robert Softley

A collection of funny, sad, touching and surprising narratives, gathered through interviews with disabled people. An engaging, highly humorous and interactive live art performance about disabled people that exposes a truth behind bodies that differ from the norm.

2021 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

SHEDINBURGH 2021 would not have been possible without the following organisations and people to whom we are hugely grateful.

With very special thanks to

KATER GORDON, WESSEX GROVE & EMMA BRUNJES PRODUCTIONS