The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise

Comedy (sketch show, absurdist)

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  • Monkey Barrel Comedy - Monkey Barrel 2
  • 12:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: The Delightful Sausage
  • Warnings and additional info: Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue. Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Signed Performance
    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 are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

This show has performances in multiple locations


Yorkshire’s finest meat-themed double act is back, in an all-new sketch comedy nightmare. This time the perennial bad lads of Icklewick are at Ginster’s Paradise, a holiday camp unlike any other. Surreal shenanigans, unsettling illustrations and a staycation adventure you’ll never forget! ‘Very smart writing’ (Best Shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2018, Guardian). ‘A serious double act contender for a long time to come’ (Scotsman). 'Barmy comedy fantasia' **** ( 'Old-fashioned silliness with modern comedy sensibilities' ****½ (

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General venue access

  • Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: To access Monkey Barrel 2 and its bar area there are 14 stairs down with a banister.
  • 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.

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

Signed performances

  • Dates: 12 August, 19 August
  • Interpreter: Sammy Dobson - Stage Right, Integrated into performance
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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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

Gordon Lawrence 116 days ago

We saw twelve acts at The Fringe and this was the best we saw.
Cleverly worked with some very funny bits the whole thing really was indeed delightful.

Alex McMillan 120 days ago

Prepare to enter a world of intrigue, bawdy humour, and questionable cuisine. Ginster's Paradise feels like Stephen King attempted to write a parody of Hi-de-hi!, and passed the script onto an immersive theatre troop. Delightful Sausage make the world of Ginster's Paradise believable enough that the story actually matters, but nevers strays too far away from the inherent silliness of the concept. The show is just as delightful as it's namesake suggests, and it's a fantastic way to spend an Edinburgh lunchtime.

Steve Shooter 124 days ago

Well, that was mad, in a good way! Insanely funny, if not downright insane. I've always heard good things, but they blew me away...

Anna 127 days ago

Always thoroughly enjoyable. Well written & executed but very off the wall. A must see for anyone looking for something a bit different!

Lewis Evans 127 days ago

A unusual but solid show. This was the first show the wife and I saw at the fringe and was pleased it was a it was a little bit bonkers with some very funny bits and some bits which didn't hit but on the whole an enjoyable solid performance.

These type of shows are what the fringe are about.

Rated this show 6 out of 10.

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 104 days ago

Back for their third-year in Edinburgh, the Yorkshire sketch duo The Delightful Sausage, comprised of Chris Cantrill and Amy Gledhill, return with a charming show containing pure creative madness. Shedding the sausage costume for salmon coloured blazers bearing the Ginster’s resort logo, the pair welcome you to their holiday camp....

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 107 days ago

Welcome to Ginster’s Paradise, the number one top resort for massive losers and legends (yes, you can be both). The duo open to the cheerful tones of a karaoke version of It’s Not Unusual, but of course, Sausage being Sausage, there’s a dark edge to it which sets the tone...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 109 days ago

The Delightful Sausage are, indeed, delightful. ...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 113 days ago

Hi-de-Hi! meets Noel’s House Party as Delightful Sausage returns for their third year at the Fringe with Ginster’s Paradise.Set in the staycation resort of Ginster’s Paradise (think Butlins but on acid), A...

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The List (4/5 stars) 113 days ago

Solid and silly character fun from rising duo...

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 113 days ago

It’s raucous entertainment, funny and packed full of well-noticed tidbits. The gags are comedic and well paced, with the audience in fits of giggles. Most of all it’s fun and lively, cheering up the audience whilst treating them to the holiday from hell.

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Chortle (4/5 stars) 116 days ago

As a title, The Delightful Sausage: Ginster’s Paradise is not giving you much clue as to what is in store. Sure, you might have learned from the blurb that Ginster’s Paradise is a holiday camp, not just a pun, and you might be familiar with the work of bizarre duo...

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The Times [paywall] (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

Remember when Fringe shows were ramshackle fun shot through with too many ideas to give you time to start pining for more polish? Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill do, even if this thirtysomething Yorkshire double act were still in their nappies when their comedy forefathers such as Vic and Bob...

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