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Edinburgh Festival - Fringe 2022

This year celebrates 75 years of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Can you believe it has been running since 1947? Two years after the end of World War II, eight theatre groups arrived in Edinburgh, organised venues, and ran alongside the Edinburgh International Festival. Today there are over 3000 shows taking place during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe ©MDHarding

What's On Edinburgh Festival Fringe and More 2022

The festival is already into the second week but there is still plenty of time to see one of the many incredible and entertaining shows.

Ladies legs upside down, sticking out of pink bubble.
La Clique At Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe ©MDHarding

Assembly Gala (Assembly At The Fringe)

Each Year I love attending Assembly At The Fringe Gala. The Assembly Festival is one of the most recognisable brands and has earned a reputation for hosting top-tier Fringe performances.

This year celebrating its 40th anniversary it showcased;

  • Soweto Gospel Choir

  • Jon Culshaw - Les Dawson: Flying High

  • Muse

  • Beats on Pointe

  • Rouge

  • Love, Loss and Chianti (Robert Bathurst)

  • The Choir of Man

  • Danielle Walker: Nostalgia

  • Fascinating Aida

  • Wanderlust

  • Susie McCabe: Born Believer

  • Friendsical

Hosted by Reuben Kaye, it was brilliant!

Australian Act with Hoop
New Age Circus Act, Edinburgh Festival Fringe ©MDHarding


TheSpaceUK established in 1995 hosts the largest and most diverse programme at the fringe. With 19 separate theatres, hosting over 400 shows this year in spaces including historic Venue 45, Niddry Street and the busy hub of Surgeons Quarter. TheSpaceUK gives both established and emerging new talent from theatre, musicals, comedy, and cabaret an affordable, supportive and professional platform to showcase their work.

This year was the first time I attended the biggest new writing programme at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe press launch.

Here are some of the incredible acts to look out for;

  • Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience

  • Crossing The Void

  • Apartness

  • Prejudice and Pride

  • Merrill Means Well

  • Brother's Keeper

  • The Mistake

  • UK Underdog

  • Soho Boy

  • Richard Pulsford: A Bit More Rich

  • Puppet Pansori Sugungga

Not heard of The Space UK? Check out more at

Actors In Crossing The Void
Crossing The Void, TheSpaceUK, Edinburgh ©MDHarding

Full shows I have seen and can highly recommend are;

  • See It On Screen

  • Crossing The Void

  • Menopausal Mayhem

  • Carpenters Songbook

  • A Eulogy For Roman

  • 100 Songs In An Hour

Not able to join live in Edinburgh. Did you know you can access 90+ Fringe shows online?

Don't miss the latest offers at

The Half Price Hut is a great place to discover something new at the Fringe, by trying a show that starts that day (or the next morning) for half the usual price.

This year's Half Price Hut offers are located in the Fringe Box Office (180 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS) from 10:00 till 18:00, Monday to Sunday – and, to make things a little easier, daily Half Price Hut listings are available online, so you can see what's on before heading into town. Be quick though, as ticket allocations are limited – once they're gone, they're gone!

All Half Price Hut purchases have to be made in person – and remember to say the words "Half Price Hut" to make sure you get the discount!

Haven't heard of The Flick? The venue is open till 5am with drag cabaret comedy and music.

Baby Lame: Final Baby Girl, The Flick, Edinburgh Festivals ©MDHarding

Have an awesome Fringe!

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