The Choir of Man

Theatre (music, a cappella)

  • Assembly Hall - Main Hall
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  • Aug 17-22, 24-29
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Andrew Kay and Associates, Nic Doodson Productions and Assembly
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Smoke/haze, Strobe effect
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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 18 months
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Choir of Man is the best night in your local you've ever had. It's a party, it's a concert, it's a lock-in like no other. Featuring breathtaking reinventions of chart-topping hits from Guns N' Roses, Adele, Avicii, Paul Simon, Sia and more, in an hour of joy for all ages! Nine multi-talented singers combine stunning harmonies and foot-stomping singalongs in a riotously feel-good homage to that gathering place we've all missed so much: the local pub. With a real working bar on stage, come ready to drink in the action. The first round's on us!

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There are 48 steps from the main entrance however there is separate level access entrance via a rear door on Lawnmarket. This is adjacent to the Johnston Terrace roundabout, and is next to the Ensign Ewart which is at 521 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PE. Please ring doorbell for entry.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 20+
    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

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • 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

norman warburton about 3 hours ago

this is a fantastic feel good show with a fantastic cast of 9 great singers producing a great atmosphere . and it is not true that the staff won't let you in to use the toilets before the show starts

Charles Brecknell about 4 hours ago

Saw this show on 8th August- it was not what we expected. If you are expecting a choir, be prepared to be disappointed. This show is more like a musical set on the stage of Cheers using well known songs on the most part. The performers are energetic & can sing well but I did not find it engaging.

Brian Kirsch 1 day ago

Our first show at the fringe and WOW!!!
The best hour you could spend at this energetic and brilliantly choreographed show with nine fabulous guys all who are brilliant singers both individually and as a group.

John Clayton 7 days ago

Not much to add to these comments, but just to confirm from the negative review. I thought Andrew must be mistaken, but there is beer spitting. Only once, near the start and I think if you avoid the first three rows in the middle you should be ok. (It's as if covid never happened!)

Georgie 7 days ago

One of the best things I've ever seen. So much fun and wonderfully performed. Just amazing.

Rachel Reeves 7 days ago

Amazing show! Really great atmosphere, and phenomenal singing

Kathleen Noonan 8 days ago

Fantastic show. You won't get set or atmosphere like it in any other show.

Sean Davis 8 days ago

Man (*****)
This musical is set in local tavern in which the men chose to sing rather than form sports teams. This is classic revue that mixes upbeat singalong songs with dance with solo ballads with audience members invited on stage to be the center of attention. I saw this show in 2019, and the vibe was just as great this time, as the audience joyfully joined the pub men.

It is early in the Fringe, and I have only seen 36 shows of the around 160 I will see. So far, this was the most enjoyable I have seen at the Fringe this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

Thomas Kidd 9 days ago

Absolute feel good show, love the atmosphere and am able to join in and have a good time and have a break from the normal theatre etiquette!

Songs are well done, could do with more beer in the taps as not all audience get one but it is still fantastic

Anton Zherzdev 10 days ago

It's energetic. It's fun. The guys do pretty good job of somewhat complicated choreography which doesn't always follow what they sing (super hard). And they simply give everything, while still making it look easy. They also make you feel that songs is not the most important part. The important part is the spirit of pub, although the depth and meaning of this spirit is quite exaggerated.

Andrew 10 days ago

Just.. bad

Expected a feel-good show of song covers. What you get is performers downing pints, spitting beer into the audience, and picking audience members to serenade on stage. Only two songs nearer the end were sung well / had good choreography. Throughout there is a cheesy narrative about the importance of pubs and how they were a casualty of the pandemic. Parts that were supposed to be funny were just cheap jokes and slapstick.

You end up paying a lot to see Lads Drinking On Stage. It relies on the audience being drunk, with everyone who wanted a free beer queuing on stage at the start. This was unsurprising as people had been queuing on the road for an hour - unlike most venues you aren’t allowed to enter the building area or courtyard to use the toilets or go to the bar. As a result the show also started half an hour late.

Kirsty Daly 10 days ago

5* go see this show. Second time seeing it and it did not disappoint. If you like music and beer (particularly if you like musicals) this show is a must!

Denise McCann 12 days ago

Loved this feel good show, stunning voices and great choice of songs. Will go again but be nearer the front of the queue to get a free drink next time!

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