Atomic Saloon Show

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (acrobatics, comedy)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Hearing not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


The wildest watering hole in town. Madam Boozy Skunkton has been collecting the prettiest, sexiest, dumbest, drunkest troupe of entertainers and acrobats on earth, and is determined to create the greatest saloon show the world has ever known. Moulin Rouge meets Blazing Saddles, and America's Got Talent meets Westworld. From the creators of the hit Las Vegas show Absinthe. Featuring some of the best names in variety and physical comedy, this world premiere is a must-see before it heads to its permanent home on the Las Vegas Strip. Directed by Cal McCrystal (One Man, Two Guvnors).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Separate Entrance-Front of House will guide audience to the separate entrance. There are 4 steps into the performance space if not taking the accessible route.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Andy S 55 days ago

Amazing, talented performers made this a fantastic show, demonstrating a wide variety of incredible and impressive skills. The experience was let down by poor organisation (entry didn't start until 10 min after the listed time and it was 20 min in before people were seated and the show could begin properly) and a comparatively poor script centred around lowest common denominator jokes. If you can wait past the first 10 minutes the show got going and became thoroughly enjoyable. If you find the mere repetitive mention of genitalia and oral *** hilarious, you may even like the intro.

emma fordyce 57 days ago

Best show of the festival for me. Fun from start to end with some seriously good acrobatic talent on display and an awful lot of laughs. Definitely agree with the Tena lady comment! Still bursting out into spontaneous laughter!

John Dewhurst 64 days ago

Comedy circus/acrobatic show based in a Western bar/brothel.
Some really talented acrobats who performed acts of agility and strength with ease and a lightness of touch.
The show was compered with humour by the brothel madame but the real stars were the acrobats, hula hoop performer and two nuns with a special talent.
Good late night hi jinks.

Nicola Dealtry 64 days ago

Oh come on guys! It was an hour and a half of pure energy and fun! And some serious talent on show! Leave your morals at the box office and go!

a critic 64 days ago

A quite tacky show, if you ask me, but some people seemed to enjoy it.
The plot is a ramshackled scenario of cliché dialogue going flat on its face and directed without a trace of promise.
The sex references weren’t funny at all and the nudity is never really sexy.
To be fair they have some very skilled and beautiful gay friendly performers, and half of them deserve a better gig than this one dimensional show: Ok, so the nun does have an original act, the cowboy a nice voice, arial straps are exiting, river dancers are on point.
Yes, the handstand hunk is ripped, sure, but its all so seriously vain and 'look at me being hot’ especially the older beefy pole guy and the hostess. They might play tongue in cheek, but they are dead serious and desperate.
O yeah, they can all do the split, and don’t we know it. And what was this throwing bread about?
Skip it this year, there are many more exciting shows to see.

Intrepid 66 days ago

Lacked brilliance. Cruise ship quality at best.

Lynn Tennent 68 days ago

So disappointed. Felt it wasn’t up for there with typical standard of shows at Palais de Variete. Average circus style performance with tasteless bad language throughout. Not worth seeing.

Crispian Denby 68 days ago

There is a lot of energy in this show, and a good deal of accomplishment also. The ladies in the audience certainly liked the astonishingly toned acrobats.
It’s a go see show, and I liked the way the set pieces of acrobatics were placed in a coherent story, but for me it lacked the brilliance needed for five stars.

Simon Samuel 69 days ago


C Cowe 69 days ago

Highly entertaining, my personal favourite was the muscle guy on the pole who’s raw sexual magnetism may have rendered me pregnant, perhaps that is wishful thinking. Would recommend for a good giggle.

Zena Harris 69 days ago

Excellent show. Lively and original and great fun.

Debbie M 72 days ago

If you're looking for the perfect show for a night out at the Festival, this is it. I can't beat the review that recommended taking a 'Tena lady'. So I'll just agree with that instead!

lyndsey connolly 74 days ago

damn! I have never been so wowed in my life! I was not expecting to see such high quality prefessional art that I will never forget. This is a MUST see everyone at the fringe. Please treat yourself to Atomic Saloon Show.

Georgia 75 days ago

Pure filth. Pack a Tena Lady.

Helen Wolf 75 days ago

Absolutely brilliant! Great fun, great energy, amazing and talented acrobats

Ben Leaman 75 days ago

Great fun, wouldn't take kids!

Sydny Hansen 76 days ago

WOW. So so fun and breathtakingly amazing - the tricks and performances blew my mind. I had a really, really great time and I will totally be seeing this again. Perfect for a night out if you want to smile from the second the show starts to hours after it ends.

Helen N 78 days ago

What a spectacular show! In true Fringe style it is high energy, funny with a fantastic cast of really talented performers. Lots of wow moments and also a nun with a secret! We went as a group not knowing what to expect and I don't want to give the game away now but suffice it to say we were not disappointed and on a high all the way home (via the bar!)

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The Times [paywall] (5/5 stars) 58 days ago

The main aim of this deliriously filthy minded piece of adult entertainment is putting the wild into Wild West. Cal McCrystal, the celebrated comedy-theatre director, has steered a gifted cast of circus and cabaret artistes into performance territory that is zany and seductive. It’s like Blazing Saddles on steroids and...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 58 days ago

A lively crowd get ready for an unashamedly raunchy romp through the wild west, as the Atomic Saloon Show takes over the Palais du Variete. Speigelworld presents a gun-slinging cabaret and circus extravaganza,...

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The Scotsman (5/5 stars) 60 days ago

In case anyone wanders in ill-prepared for the kind of content in store, Atomic Saloon Show’s opening number says it all. ...

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To Do List (4.5/5 stars) 61 days ago

A zany foot-stomping circus spectacular – yeehaw, give us more!With direction from Spymonkey’s Cal McCrystal (One Man, Two Guvnors, Mighty Boosh, Giffords Circus) and starring the incredible Petra Massey as foul-mouthed ring-mistress Madam Boozy Skunkton, this Spiegelworld big-bucks production is a cavalcade of cowboy cliches blown apart for a new...

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Khris Hallett (4/5 stars) 66 days ago

It’s a great way to wrap up a fringe day and will surely fit right in with the gaudy hedonistic spirit of Vegas. Giddy up and take a ride.

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The Circus Diaries 69 days ago

Atomic Saloon Show is the most laugh-out-loud fun I’ve had at any of my Fringe shows this year. I know from experience the Vegas prices aren’t cheap, so catch it here while you can.

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Culture Fix (5/5 stars) 71 days ago

With its promotional posters of neon-clad cowgirls and the attention grabbing title of Atomic Saloon Show, this is an attraction that undoubtedly grabs your curiosity and deservedly so. This debauched Wild West variety set is a high-octane raucous delight that boasts a wicked sense of humour, mesmerising performance routines, and a stirring party atmosphere.

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The List (5/5 stars) 71 days ago

Raunchy, Wild West-themed cabaret-style circus show...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 71 days ago

Madam Boozy Skunton is the host of this outrageous wild west circus extravaganza at The Atomic saloon. There’s plenty of audience participation during the show so I should warn you, if you’re the slightest bit shy or easily offended, do … Read More ...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 75 days ago

Welcome to the Atomic Saloon: a place where the beer is flowing and anything goes, so long as you can afford it…Madam Boozy Skunkton is our host for the evening – the straight-talking, discipline-loving and knee-slapping proprietor of the establishment. What she lacks in decorum she more than makes up...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 77 days ago

 As you take your seat for Atomic Saloon Show, you are immediately entranced by how the stage basks in brightly coloured lights, and the fact that the whole set looks as though a Texan saloon had been dropped into the middle of a science fiction dystopia. A host of colourful...

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