Our hot line up has been announced for the first week of the Festival. BOOK TICKETS
All performances are at 14:40 at Assembly George Square Studios - Five
Please direct any press queries to Dani Rae: dani@auroranova.org


Confirmed performers:

Friday 1 August – Suzi Ruffell 
Suzi Ruffell is a writer for 8 Out 10 Cats and The Last Leg. Suzi also has her own stand-up show Social Chameleon in the Festival.

Saturday 2 August – Adam Riches
Adam won the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show in 2011. He was named TimeOut Comedy Person of the Year in 2011 and was nominated for the Times Breakthrough Award at The South Bank Sky Arts Awards in 2013. Adam's highly acclaimed radio series 'The Guns of Adam Riches', will soon be seen in BBC4's 'Detectorists' and heard in Radio Four's 'The Cold Swedish Winter'. He is also performing his new show 'Adam of the Riches' during the Festival.

Sunday 3 August – Ford Kiernan 
Ford Kieren is perhaps best known for his part in the inimitable TV show Still Game which hits the Glasgow Hydro stage in the Autumn.

Monday 4 August – Michael Puzzo
Michael Puzzo starred in the oscar nominated film Doubt in 2008 alongside Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Michael has penned The Dirty Talk, which was first produced by Hoffman.

Tuesday 5 August – Ashley Storrie
Ashley Storrie is performing her cabaret show Pumped! in the Festival. She also co-writes and performs with her mother Janey Godley. 

Wednesday 6 August – Thom Dibdin
Thom Dibdin is a critic for The Stage and for his own blog All Edinburgh Theatre. Thom is an experienced performer who has refused to review this show until he’s been in it.

Thursday 7 August – Tim Licata
Tim is a performer, director and teacher.  He has worked with companies such as:  Theatre Sans Frontieres, benchtours, Vienna International Theatre, House of Candles (New York), and Shakespeare Company Berlin.  Tim trained as a performer with Philippe Gaulier and Monika Pagneux in Paris and the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago.

Friday 8 August – Janey Godley
Janey Godley is a multi-award winning comedian, BBC Radio 4 Just a Minute regular and Edinburgh Fringe legend. Janey also performs her show Oh My Godley! during the Festival.

Saturday 9 August – Justin Moorhouse
Justin has appeared on 8 out of 10 Cats, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights and is about to join the cast of Coronation Street. Justin is also performing his own show, This is What I am at Gilded Balloon, 21:30 daily.

Monday 11 August – Steven McNicoll
Steven starred and co-wrote the BAFTA nominated series Velvet Soup and is a stalwart of the Scottish theatre scene. During the Festival he is also in conversation with Dad’s Army star Ian Lavender in Don’t Tell Him Pike, 16:00 Assembly Rooms.

Tuesday 12 August – Cora Bissett
Cora has appeared in Rebus, Rab C Nesbitt and BAFTA winning High Time before creating the political stage musical Glasgow Girls and Whatever Gets You Through the Night. Her current show Janis Joplin: Full Tilt is at 20:50 Assembly Checkpoint.

Wednesday 13 August – Sue Perkins
Sue is best known for her comedy partnership with Mel Giedroyc on Mel & Sue and of course, The Great British Bake Off. Sue is also a regular on QI and often presents The Culture Show.

Thursday 14 August – Julia Taudevin
Julia can be seen in Katie Morag and Teacup Travels, also having starred in BBC3’s Glasgow Girls and the film Sunshine on Leith. Julia is a talented actor, writer and theatre maker.

Friday 15 August – Kieran Hurley
Kieran is an award-winning playwright and theatre-maker known for Rantin (NTS), Grit: The Martyn Bennett Story, Chalk Farm and Beats. He is part of the team of artists behind All Back To Bowie's at lunchtime in The Stand in the Square.

Saturday 16 August – Nina Conti
Nina is a groundbreaking ventriloquist, BAFTA nominated filmmaker and British Comedy Award winner.  Nina is also performing her own work-in-progress show at Assembly Roxy at various times until 17th.

Sunday 17 Aug – Stephanie Merritt
Stephanie is an author and critic writing mainly for the Observer and the Guardian, and also appears regularly on Radio 4. She writes an internationally best-selling series of historical thrillers as S.J. Parris, the most recent of which is Treachery. She has been writing about theatre and comedy at the Fringe for 14 years but this is her first time performing on stage.

Monday 18 August – Amy Gordon
Known as Amy G in the cabaret world, Amy is a physical comedian/singer/actor that has thrilled audiences all over the world including as part of the Olivier-Awarded circus cabaret, La Clique/La Soiree. Amy also performs her show Entershamement at Underbelly during the Festival.

Tuesday 19 August – Mark Weinman
Mark is currently Captain Amazing for Live Theatre. He has recently been seen on BBC’s Episodes, Derren Brown’s Guilty Trip and bumping into windows in the Carling advertisements.

Wednesday 20 August – Andy Clark
Andy played Michael Brodie in River City and was in the BBC series Bob Servant.  A stalwart of the Scottish stage, Fringe audiences may remember him for his role in The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart as ‘there’s only one Colin Syme!’

Thursday 21 August – Liz Lochhead
Liz is Scotland’s National Poet, the Makar.  Appearing at the Assembly Rooms daily with readings of her collection of poems and plays.

More dates to be announced.


Other booking options: Call 0131 623 3030 or visit the Assembly box offices at Assembly Hall and Assembly Roxy, Assembly George Square and Assembly Checkpoint.

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