Basil Brush: Unleashed

  • Underbelly, Bristo Square - Cowbarn
  • 18:45
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Broken Robot Productions, So Comedy and Basil Brush Limited
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation
  • Accessibility: 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


Showbusiness legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 2000s, 1970s (and everything in between) this one's for you. As Basil makes his much-anticipated Fringe debut in a show for the adults! Fresh from appearances on The Last Leg (Channel 4) and Celebrity Juice (ITV2), join Basil as he gives his comedic take on everything from Love Island to Westminster in his trademark anarchic style, with different guests nightly. 'Hilarious' (

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is ramp access to the front door. Then level access to front row seats. There are 14 steps if not taking the accessible entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Level Access

  • 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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How and when to make an access booking

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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

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 84 days ago

The voice is different. The laugh is different. But then we've all changed a bit in fifty years. This hour in the company of Basil and his new Mr – Mr Martin – is sweet and funny and just naughty enough to give the grown-ups a proper laugh without damaging...

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Sardines (3/5 stars) 87 days ago

The real hero of the show, of course, is Basil’s voice and operator, never seen in person as was the case with the late, great Ivan Owen. As this is an adult show we did get various mentions of the man under the table so it is perhaps acceptable to say I am assuming it was Michael Winsor. Whoever it was, he has mastered the difficult art of operating a puppet with great skill, reading a script, ad-libbing while necessary, and improvising with live guests – all from what is no doubt a very difficult position under the table…

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

With 50 years in showbiz under his belt, the Basil Brush formula is tried and true. This “Unleashed” version of the show barely breaks from a PG rating however, relying as he does on wit, innuendo and a steady stream of sardonic jokes. It’s a well-scripted, professional puppet show, sprinkled...

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The List (3/5 stars) 92 days ago

An amble down memory lane for fans of the fantastic fox...

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Primary Times 95 days ago

For those who have grown up with Basil Brush, the show doesn’t disappoint. Basil Brush puts on a high energy show with lots of laughs for the kids and adults alike.

Would recommend to all.

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 97 days ago

Never one for innocence, this Sixties legend tread the line of risqué on more than one occasion. In this adult version of the classic character, Basil Brush is, well, unleashed and can lay into his audience the way we’ve always wished. However, this old fox has more chew than bite...

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