Mervyn Stutter's 'Pick of the Fringe'



The Edinburgh Fringe can be a daunting place. So many shows available but how do you know which ones are good and which ones are bad? Mervyn Stutter's legendary 'Pick of the Fringe' showcases have been helping answer the question, "Have you seen anything good?", for twenty eight years and is now often affectionately referred to as the 'Royal Variety Show of the Fringe'.

Every day Mervyn and his team of Arts professionals carefully research the Fringe and each day seven different Fringe Brochure listed shows are invited to perform a five minute 'taster' of their show. After their 'taster' has been performed, they are interviewed by Mervyn to add some interesting background information about the performance, the performers, and the company. With the insights gleaned from seeing these 'tasters' and hearing the interviews, you can confidently pick the ones you liked and go to see their entire show.

Merv’s daily showcase is unique as it covers all genres of performance: Theatre, Comedy, Cabaret, Music, Clowning, Mime, Acrobats, Spoken Word, Dance, even the indefinable. All-in-all it is a packed ninety minute lunchtime extravaganza and every day is a different show!

“Mervyn’s show and his annual Spirit of the Fringe Awards are a worthwhile reminder of what the Fringe was initially for.” Stewart Lee

“From modest beginnings Mervyn has created a Fringe institution.” Nicholas Parsons

“A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent.” The Scotsman


Enjoy code: 396678
Target groups
Youth, Adult, Elderly
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Available tickets

07/08 2022 12:40pm
Pleasance Courtyard 60 Pleasance EDINBURGH
Provided by The List