Theatre (comedy, clown)

  • ZOO Southside - Studio
  • 14:15
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Michael Galligan
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Strobe lighting, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 2 years


Is he man? Or is he banana? In this solo clown show, Michael Galligan ('...of considerable wit and guile' – List) is stuck in a box with only one hour before he ripens. Banana employs stand-up, physical comedy, karaoke, magic and more to explore what it means to be the world's most popular fruit.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access via rear entrance, 10 steps from street if not taking accessibility entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Iain Stringer 35 days ago

Michael Galligan you brave, funny man! A most entertaining show. You have a gift for comic timing and the absurd. I never would have believed our lives could be so much the better if we only knew our bananas better! Who knew!? Go and see people. A hoot!
Iain Stringer

Carol 35 days ago

BRILLIANT! Imaginative, funny, totally different (and a little scary!). This is the kind of show that makes the Fringe special - don’t waste your time and money on run of the mill comedy shows you can see on TV and make sure you see this!

Ilse van Broekhoven 37 days ago

Absolutely brilliant. The entire hour had me even more hooked than when I read the prompt for this show. Very confrontational and extremely funny. If you want to laugh for an entire hour and learn about bananas like youve never learned before id strongly recommend this show. Michael is brilliant and brave and he deserves sold out shows every night.

Ryan McGrady 39 days ago

GO SEE THIS SHOW! This was one of the most creative, hilarious, innovative shows I’ve ever seen- I was lucky enough to be one of the audience participants, and I’ve never had so much fun.. genius writing and performance; I’ll never look at a banana the same way again. Ever.

Megan G 40 days ago

Banana was great! So funny and also thought-provoking, silly audience participation and so fun to watch Michael navigate it all as a one-man machine. Well done!

Grace 40 days ago

I never thought I would be so emotional over the extinction of a banana. It was existential, hilarious, went places I was not expecting, and just absolute bananas. LOVED IT!

Jonathan Holt 40 days ago

Sorry, you're at the Edinburgh Fringe and you've not seen Banana? What the hell is wrong with you?

Absolutely superb tour-de-force from a banana or two who I had never met before and absolytely blew me away. Hilarious, wonderful, loving, earnest; what's more to like?

Go see it. Top 5 out of 28 shows we've seen this year.

Sophie Mak 49 days ago

Banana is a hilarious and brave performance from the inimitable Michael Galligan.

Tom Chapman 49 days ago

Very fun show! Keeps you on your toes the whole time with well-thought-out and constant changes of pace

Zack Ridley 50 days ago

Hilarious show, very bold and strange! A small audience in our show but it didn’t affect his confidence or his performance. Would recommend!

Robert O'Twomney 50 days ago

What a strange and wonderful show! Even if you had told me how it was going to go I wouldn’t have been able to conceive of it. Such interesting and ridiculous humor, whilst also tickling your WTF bone. If you’ve ever liked anything absurd definitely go see it. My 14 year old will NEVER forget this show. Good job!

Jonathan McKenna 52 days ago

Banana is a wonderful show. You’ll laugh a ton, but not like “hahaha!”, more like “hahaha?” You’ll be charmed, confused, amused, and possibly aroused. A ridiculous and memorable way to spend an afternoon at Fringe.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 31 days ago

A farcical, inventive, and funny hour of clowning from Michael Galligan that will make you look at bananas like you never have before.

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The Interrobang (5/5 stars) 32 days ago

It’s a must-see spectacle that seamlessly merges laughter, reflection, and an unapologetic celebration of life’s wonderfully weird nuances.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

Truly a funny chaotic banana filled time.

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