Underbelly and Assembly return to Edinburgh Fringe | Top venues announce live shows

Underbelly and Assembly return to Edinburgh Fringe

Top venues announce live shows

Underbelly and Assembly have announced programmes of live events for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Both operators will be returning to George Square Gardens, while Underbelly will host a street performers’ stage in Bisto Square, and Assembly  programming shows in its year-round home, Assembly Roxy.  

Underbelly’s comedy line-up includes Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, Myra Dubois, The Scummy Mummies, Tom Stade and Marcel Lucont.

While Assembly’s will feature Nina Conti, Simon Evans, Police Cops  and Joanne McNally.

In a statement, Underbelly directors Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood said: ‘Fringe is back and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Although this year looks a little different, we’re committed to keeping the flame burning and we’re much looking forward to presenting our programme of festival favourites to keep Edinburgh entertained this August.

‘This is such an important time for our artists and our team, and we can’t wait to be working with them again and to seeing you at a show.’

Assembly Festival has been awarded £162,962 from the Scottish Government and Edinburgh Council to help fund outdoor events and support the safe return of live shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Tickets go on sale midday, when the Pleasance is also expected to announce its first shows.

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Published: 22 Jul 2021

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