The Voodoo Rooms (Venue 68) is very pleased to be an official venue of the Fringe 2012 and we have a full schedule of quality shows running daily in The Speakeasy, The Ballroom & French Quarter throughout The Festival 2012, many of which you can enjoy completely free of charge.
The French Quarter is a self contained function room with a licenced bar - Customers are also welcome to visit the main bar & restaurant. Shows will be seated.
Please read on for details of our shows in The Speakeasy, click here for our Free Fringe 2012 schedule in The Ballroom or visit the Free Fringe website for more details.
French Quarter @ TVR from 12:20 - 13:15, Aug 4-18
Crunch the News [Comedy]
Get your daily helping of bite-size news packed full of wholegrain comedy nuggets. Politicians and commentators join the Fringe's best comedy acts (Josie Long, Chris Coltrane, Tiernan Douieb plus many many more) for political chat, show snippets and special features. Lineups and other details at www.crunchthenews.co.uk
French Quarter @ TVR from 12:20 - 13:15, Aug 19-25
The Damsels Most Daring Present 'The Bravery of Miss Anne and Other Tales of Splendorous Adventure' [Theatre]
Hitch up your petticoat and join this pair of 19th Century dames as they scamper through rib-tickling, ivory-tinkling, mind-twiddling tales of boggy swamps, cadavers and emotionally mature cowboys. Don't dare miss it!
French Quarter @ TVR from 13:30 - 14:25, Aug 4-12, 14-25
A Coach Load of Lesley [Comedy]
Climb aboard Lesley's chemical toilet equipped Megabus to London. Fellow passengers include ex-Eastenders star Sonia Jackson (with trumpet) and card turner from the 1979 pilot show 'Play Your cards Right' Maggie Fountain.
****‘Excellent comic timing' (Edinburghguide.com).
‘Hugely inventive’ (Alistair McGowan).
French Quarter @ TVR from 14:40 - 15:40, Aug 4-13, 15-25
10 Films with my Dad [Comedy]
How do fathers & sons communicate? Cars? Sports? Tattoos? For Aidan it's films. Come and see how 2 men grew up whilst watching popcorn. 'Charmingly funny' - The Scotsman **** 'Delightful' - Latest 7 **** 'Fantastic' - Three Weeks
French Quarter @ TVR from 15:55 - 16:55, Aug 4-14, 16-25
Dolly Mixture [Comedy]
Acclaimed character comic, Anna Morris, presents her debut solo show. A darkly sweet collection of comedy treats and delightful dolls. Collect them all while stocks last. Batteries not included. Some dolls may bite. ‘Inspired....Comedy gold’ (Remote Goat). ‘Fearless..terrfying and hilarious’ (Onthefringepaper.co.uk). ‘Breathtaking’ (Camden People). ‘Darkly comic’ (Snipe London).
French Quarter @ TVR from 17:05 - 18:05, Aug 4-12, 14-25
Rory & Tim: Good for Nothing [Comedy]
After a year of failed job interviews and rummaging through bins for food, confusingly-named trio Rory & Tim have realised their future lies in making people laugh for no money. ‘Unmissable sketch comedy’ (ThreeWeeks).
French Quarter @ TVR from 18:20 - 19:15, Aug 4-13, 15-25
Sex 'n' Slugs 'n' Accordion [Cabaret]
Jet sings stories about slugs in love, criminal gurus and hallucinating butterflies while beat-boxing and playing accordion, loop-station, toy-piano and flute.
'Hilarious, engaging, dramatic, energetic, touching and thoroughly original' (SLO Tribune).
A drunk witness in Montreal: "This woman is crazy!" www.jetblackpearl.com
French Quarter @ TVR from 19:30 - 20:25, Aug 4, 5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25
Thomas Hardie Presents: Where's Thomas Hardie? [Comedy]
'Talented and versatlie sketch duo',**** (RemoteGoat.co.uk) Thomas Hardie, are back with a show full of mystery and suspense for Hardie, and a joyous rollercoaster of characters and sketches for the audience!
French Quarter @ TVR from 20:40 - 21:35, Aug 4-16, 20-25
Claire Benjamin Presents The von Trapp Family Singers [Cabaret]
So they missed their cue - no Edelweiss but the show must go on! An absurd, glamorous, multi-genre show from this one-woman powerhouse of sultry vocals and 'ace off-the-wall characters' (Time Out). Claire Benjamin has performed her musical comical characters at some of the UK's best venues, she continues to surprise and enchant with every performance.
French Quarter @ TVR from 20:40 - 21:35, Aug 17-19
Sophai Blackwell: After My Own Heart [Spoken Word]
Why do we fancy the people we do, and what happens when they weren't what we expected? Nationally renowned queer performance poet, MC and novelist Sophia Blackwell presents a wry, open, rude and funny look at love, dating and desire. Voodoo Rooms, French Quarter, 20.40
French Quarter @ Voodoo Rooms from 21:50 - 22:50, August 4-12, 14-19, 21-25
The Creative Martyrs - An hour long sinister wink [Cabaret]
Satire, surrealism and song. On the Creative Martyrs... ‘Carefully crafted songs of love, conflict, vodka, napalm, more love, war, fascists and jail’ (Skinny). 'Darkly satirical Weimar-tinged wit' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Funny, politically engaged, theatrically sophisticated' **** (Skinny). 'Disarming, fun, and oh-so-slightly political' **** (Fringebiscuit.blogspot.co.uk). Do join us...
French Quarter @ Voodoo Rooms from 23:05 - 24:05, August 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25
Sugar & Vice: All The Men We've Never Slept With [Cabaret]
Often the sexiest stories are the ones you don't quite finish. Join the sometimes-sweet, always-wicked girls of Sugar & Vice (Australia) for late night songs, stories and laughs. From the writer/cast of Princess Cabaret.
French Quarter @ Voodoo Rooms from 24:20 - 25:20, August 4-25
Late Night Stand up Comedy: Best of the Irish [Comedy]
View the Fringe schedules for our other rooms here: