Bad Clowns: Invasion

Comedy (theatre, improv)

  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Billiard Room
  • 13:30
  • Aug 10-14, 16-29
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Bad Clowns Comedy
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Please be aware this venue can only be accessed by stairs. Once inside there is lift access to Basement level and then 12 steps up to venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    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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Sue Pollard about 4 hours ago

An absolutely fantastic out of this world experience.
I would say the best show I've seen so far at the Fringe festival this year, but they'll start charging more :)
If there is one show to go watch, it has to be these guys.
Thanks for yet another fantastic performance.

James Doherty 1 day ago

These guys give it their ALL in their performance! A truly fun time!

Jan 1 day ago

Amazing Show! Not just for fans of Men in Black, though of course that helps! Fab fast-paced interplay of very silly characters driven by whacky tech! Side-splitting

Max 1 day ago

We have seen these guys since they first came to the Fringe and they just get better and better. Invasion is their best ever show and in a class of its own. Slick, fast-paced and very, very funny. Just go and see it - you won't be disappointed.

Justin Turner 2 days ago

Came to see Bad Clowns with my wife and teenage kids. Definitely the funniest show we have seen. My son also wanted to call out the quality of the props. Highly recommend this show

Diane Tonkins 4 days ago

Oh...that was great fun. Good vibe, great performances, engaging and very funny.

Ian Graham 4 days ago

Bad Clowns Invasion: we went today. Great show, very funny. The three performers put their heart and soul into it. Deserves 5 stars. Go and see it!

Chris A 4 days ago

Another amazing show from the trio. They are quickly becoming the reason why we come to the Fringe.

Fiona Hopkinson 4 days ago

These guys are so engaging….from fly leafing in the square to the end of the show. This is the fringe at its very best. High energy. Spontaneous. Covering the gaffs and making it part of the show. Really funny and a joy to see. I highly recommend.

Andy Crawley 4 days ago

Just passing, and took a punt on this. Glad I did. Classic Fringe! Daft plot, McGuffins gore, outrageous corpsing, general silliness and above all properly funny. Give it a go - you won't be sorry!

Craig 8 days ago

Fantastic show, funny from start to finish. The energy these guys put into this show is amazing. Highly recommended

LittleYellowRaincoat 8 days ago

Absolutely hilarious stuff! We were laughing from the first moment to the last second. Excellent audience interaction, slick tech and fantastic comedic timing. Highly recommended!!

Sairah Rees 9 days ago

Whimsical, interactive, funny fun! Definitely recommend for a laugh and a taste of adventure. Ages 14 and up though haha

The Masked Banana 10 days ago

Funny, goofy, and only slightly weird—basically, how my ex's mother described me, except this time we're talking about a great show to start your afternoon. Previews show was hilariously on point with several crowd-busting moments; possibly because these guys have been doing it together for years. And yes they'd be happy to hear that entendre. Recommended!

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Starburst Magazine (3/5 stars) about 4 hours ago

A great bit of fringe fun.

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