Assembly Festival Shows Released for Sale

Submitted by Erin Roche on Thu, 31 Jan '19 2.43pm

The first 14 shows of Assembly Festival's 2019 Fringe programme go on sale today, January 31st.

Early on-sale line-up shows include:

Stewart Francis, known from Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo , comes back this year with brand new Into the Punset . Fringe favourites Frisky and Mannish return with their latest pop-music show PopLab . David O'Doherty, Irish comedian ( 8 out of 10 Cats , Live at the Apollo ), brings his new show Ultrasound .

Circus and cabaret highlights include the Black Blues Brothers making their Edinburgh debut; sword swallowing, magic and death-defying acts from The Silent Mentalist , Aaron Crow (Britain and America’s Got Talent); and explosive thrills, chemical spills and hilarious audience participation from Morgan & West in Unbelievable Science .

Massaoke Mixtape, the latenight group sing along Fringe party, is back again, featuring rock and pop hits on the big screen. Best of Burlesque is up again, with a new all-star line-up, and Stewart D’Arrietta comes onto the programme with his hit show My Leonard Cohen .

Family favourites returning include Australian comedy circus show Chores , the hilariously funny story of two brothers who have an inability to keep their bedroom tidy; Shark in the Park inspired by the best-selling Nick Sharratt books starring Timothy Pope and his life-changing telescope; and the hilarious circus sensations Children are Stinky .

William Burdett-Coutts, Artistic Director of Assembly Festival has said,

“Each year Assembly programmes some of the very best in comedy, cabaret, music, circus and world-class theatre. We work with an outstanding number of international and UK artists who perform in Edinburgh because it is not only deemed to be the largest arts festival in the world, but it is also the place where thousands of artists have successfully launched their careers in front of the world’s media and the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come back year-on-year.”

Assembly Festival's Fringe programme runs from 31 July - 26 August, 2019
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