Gilded Balloon Teviot

Edinburgh

www.gildedballoon.co.uk
9 - 28 August 2022
Billy Boy
Humour abounds in raw account of life as a 'bonie' in Northern Ireland
Reviewed here

3 - 29 August 2022
Alice Fraser: Chronos
One fateful train journey fuels this excellent hour
Reviewed here

3 - 28 August 2022
Baxter vs The Bookies
Likeable comedy character study which relies a little heavily on old tropes
Reviewed at

3 - 29 August 2022
Pete Heat: Blimey
Like all the best magicians, Heat knows that we know he's lying to us, and delights in dancing on right on the edge of that delicate line.
Reviewed here

24 - 26 August 2019
John Pendal: Monster
A humorous yet deeply moving show from an engaging and sensitive performer
Reviewed here

17 - 22 August 2019
John Pendal: Monster
A humorous yet deeply moving show from an engaging and sensitive performer
Reviewed here

13 - 25 August 2019
The Examination
Documentary style play about human rights violations in prison provokes thought
Reviewed here

13 - 25 August 2019
Woke
Apphia Campbell questions how much has truly changed in 45 years
Reviewed at Tron Theatre

8 - 14 August 2019
Rent
Edinburgh University Footlights deliver rock musical with emotion and charisma
Reviewed here

7 - 15 August 2019
John Pendal: Monster
A humorous yet deeply moving show from an engaging and sensitive performer
Reviewed here

2 - 25 August 2019
Neil Delamere: End of Watch
Talented comic uses a story about a watch to provide a madcap hour of entertainment
Reviewed here

1 - 18 August 2019
Down With the Poetry King
Join this chirpy Poetic Overlord though an entertaining journey of rap, comedy, games and poetry
Reviewed here

1 - 18 August 2019
Funny In Real Life
Married duo deliver clever meta comedy about airing their family secrets for laughs
Reviewed here

31 July - 26 August 2019
A Midsummer Night's DROLL
Succeeds is in offering a whole new perspective on theatre in the early modern period
Reviewed here

31 July - 26 August 2019
Agatha Is Missing!
Audience participation abounds in this intriguing mystery
Reviewed here

31 July - 26 August 2019
Alison Spittle: Mother of God
Feminism, religion, politics and music festivals are all played for laughs in Spittle's stand-up
Reviewed here

31 July - 25 August 2019
Anguis
New writing revisits ancient Pharaoh
Reviewed here

31 July - 26 August 2019
Happily Never After
Dark and hilarious, The Maydays prove yet again that they are maestros of their craft
Reviewed here

31 July - 26 August 2019
Jay Lafferty: Jammy
Glaswegian comic delights and makes us all feel at home
Reviewed here

31 July - 12 August 2019
Josephine
Exuberant burlesque dream play about entertainer Josephine Baker
Reviewed here

31 July - 25 August 2019
Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk
Lexx has an uncanny knack of finding humour in heavy topics
Reviewed here

31 July - 26 August 2019
Maisie Adam: Hang Fire
Maisie Adam avoids sophomore slump with another cracking hour of comedy
Reviewed here

31 July - 25 August 2019
Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds
Strong hour of stand-up from one of Scotland's foremost comedians
Reviewed here

31 July - 26 August 2019
Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg
A perfectly pleasant, but rather pointless children's show
Reviewed here

31 July - 26 August 2019
Princess Party
Funny antics are overshadowed by a weak, confusing story
Reviewed here

31 July - 26 August 2019
Testament of Yootha
Wonderful portrayal of 1970s sitcom star resonates today
Reviewed here

31 July - 25 August 2019
The Big Gay Storyslam
An inclusive, powerful and often funny showpiece of LGBT+ stories
Reviewed here

25 - 27 August 2018
Skin Deep
An exuberant cast ooze body positivity in this entertaining production.
Reviewed here

16 - 27 August 2018
Games by Henry Naylor
A thought provoking performance that uses simple dialogue to explore themes that still resonate today.
Reviewed here

10 - 12 August 2018
Esther Rantzen: That's Life
Broadcasting legend in conversation with daughter Rebecca Wilcox reliving her career, family life and what it's like being Rantzen's daughter
Reviewed here

10 - 14 August 2018
Games by Henry Naylor
A thought provoking performance that uses simple dialogue to explore themes that still resonate today.
Reviewed here

5 - 26 August 2018
Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy...!
Affable Edinburgh comedian revisits his cringe filled teenage bucket list.
Reviewed here

3 - 27 August 2018
Hot Brown Honey
Packs a potent punch of hip hop politics, dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease and song.
Reviewed at Assembly Roxy

3 - 26 August 2018
Laura Lexx: Trying
Laughter-filled hour of comedy as Lexx smashes taboos with ease
Reviewed here

1 - 27 August 2018
Agatha Is Missing!
Audience participation abounds in this intriguing mystery
Reviewed here

1 - 27 August 2018
Chris Forbes: Prophecy
Charming Scots' comedian meets the Son of God - and invites him back home for tea
Reviewed here

1 - 26 August 2018
Damian Clark: Extra Show!
Rapid-fire raconteur hits the mark on the joys and terrors of fatherhood.
Reviewed here

1 - 27 August 2018
Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!
Chatty Glaswegian comic charms with her infectious personality.
Reviewed here

1 - 27 August 2018
Julia Sutherland: Exposed
Scottish comic Sutherland delivers a likable and amusing but uneven show in her latest Fringe effort
Reviewed here

1 - 27 August 2018
Just These, Please
Promising debut from four-piece sketch group.
Reviewed here

6 - 28 August 2017
Borders
Performances, script and direction shine in another stripped-back masterpiece.
Reviewed here

4 - 28 August 2017
Gareth Waugh: Honestly?
He may be socially awkward but there are still plenty of laughs
Reviewed here

4 - 28 August 2017
Woke
Engaging juxtaposition of Black Lives Matter and the Black Liberation Movement of the 1970s.
Reviewed here

2 - 27 August 2017
George Egg: DIY Chef
A cross genre show falling somewhere between stand-up comedy and a TV cooking show.
Reviewed here

2 - 28 August 2017
Studio 9
Cambridge Footlights pair make it sharp and snappy
Reviewed here

2 - 27 August 2017
Tom Stade: I Swear
Brilliant rambling from the booming Canadian
Reviewed here

22 - 24 August 2016
George Egg: Anarchist Cook
Very well thought out show revealing how to rustle up a three-course meal in a hotel room
Reviewed here

3 - 29 August 2016
Kevin Quantum: Illuminations
MagicFest head honcho with his own superbly imaginative, clever and wonder filled show
Reviewed at Scottish Storytelling Centre

3 - 29 August 2016
Lucie Pohl: Apohlcalypse Now
Self-inflicted relationship disaster not the most captivating story, but impressively told
Reviewed here

3 - 29 August 2016
One Day Moko
Immersive piece in the company of a young homeless dude needs more clarity
Reviewed here

18 - 29 August 2016
Angel by Henry Naylor
Another masterpiece from Naylor with the final chapter in his Middle-Eastern trilogy of plays.
Reviewed here

16 - 28 August 2016
Juliette Burton: Decision Time
A light, accessible look at how living with mental illness can affect life decisions.
Reviewed here

6 - 16 August 2016
Angel by Henry Naylor
Another masterpiece from Naylor with the final chapter in his Middle-Eastern trilogy of plays.
Reviewed here

6 - 29 August 2016
Hess
An equally fascinating and moving look into recent history
Reviewed here

4 - 29 August 2016
Lovely Lady Lump
A tale of survival, told with wit and observation and peppered with some laugh out loud jokes.
Reviewed here

3 - 29 August 2016
Ambition
It may not be what is advertised - but you will leave feeling inspired.
Reviewed here

3 - 28 August 2016
Axis of Awesome
Axis of Awesome are back to their upbeat, irreverent best.
Reviewed here

3 - 29 August 2016
Frankenstein
An ambitious but unsuccessful attempt to condense this Gothic behemoth into a single hour.
Reviewed here

3 - 14 August 2016
Juliette Burton: Decision Time
A light, accessible look at how living with mental illness can affect life decisions.
Reviewed here

3 - 28 August 2016
Massaoke
Guest acts bring individuality and nightly variety.
Reviewed here

3 - 28 August 2016
Wendy Wason: Tiny Me
Wendy Wason has an innate ability for the gift of the gab.
Reviewed here

3 - 29 August 2016
When You Improv on a Star
A razor-sharp, Disney-themed improv session to delight audiences of all ages.
Reviewed here

5 - 31 August 2015
George Egg: Anarchist Cook
Very well thought out show revealing how to rustle up a three-course meal in a hotel room
Reviewed here

1 - 27 August 2018
Red Richardson: Seeing Red
Fringe debutant impresses with the calm surety of a more seasoned performer.
Reviewed here

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Sweet Child of Mine
Dad jokes galore in this experimental piece which wanders across the parental-child relationship
Reviewed here