The Dots

Comedy (cabaret, variety)

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  • 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


Slick and sophisticated cabaret trio. Well, they were 'til the soprano stormed out. And the mezzo died. Remaining Dot Helen (up Dot creek without a dotting paddle) frantically finds emergency understudies. Watch as this new ensemble launch into an under-rehearsed whirlwind of quavering fear, major malfunctions and minor injuries as Helen desperately tries to uphold the bar of her beloved trio without a minims rest. Will they strike the right chord? Will they B flat? Can Helen stave the day? Join The Dots for music, mayhem and a cataclysmic crescendo! For-tis-si-mo-ment!

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access from entry to the lift, then short route from lift to the room.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • 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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  • 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

Anthea Grierson 111 days ago

Just been to see The Dots at the George Hotel. They were just brilliant! They had voices like angels and their harmonies were superb - just loved, loved loved them!
They had me laughing from beginning to end - the whole show was just so funny and all the girls had great audience participation and engagement. The finale was fantastic and getting to take part in managing the " ice machine ( aka deodorant can) was the icing on the cake for me. Don't miss out- go see the Dots - the best show on the Fringe this year!

Paul Hauff 113 days ago

Simply stupendous. Fast, slick, hilarious stuff. Agree with the “six out of five” rating. Great singers, great performers.
Do not miss The Dots, and if you do, hope they come back next year.

David Pugh 118 days ago

I thought that Confetti and chaos was hilarious but if anything this was even funnier.
I still had sore sides from laughing the following day.
These ladies were superb - yes they can genuinely sing but it was the comedy that rocked. I can also say that I have now been in stage at the Fringe but in order to get that opportunity you have to go to the show.
My family and I will be back next year and this group will be first on our list to see again.
Truly magical entertainment at its best.

Lesley Warner 118 days ago

A fantastic show! These women all have truly amazing voices and together they sing like a dream, although the various mishaps - venue too small, one singer's a temperamental diva another's an enthusiastic amateur, the leader is struggling to keep it all together - make it seem more like a nghtmare. The comedy is as well-played as the music and it's hilarious throughout, and it all comes good in the end with some help from the audience.

Natalie Bochenski 119 days ago

These three performers have the voices of angels - and they pair them with the most devilish kind of slapstick.

"The Dots" is a girl power vocal group that slowly unravels in a series of misfires, mishaps and mistakes. The laughs never let up as leader Helen attempts to keep the show on the straight and narrow, but is derailed by her sopranos Nerine and Macey.

Every step of this show is perfectly (mis)placed - you won't have time to recover your breath before another song, dance or joke has you gasping for air again.

A true Fringe find in the best possible way!

Baroness Orczy 119 days ago

Absolutely my best show of the Fringe so far. Professional, slick, hilarious plus audience participation and garden equipment. Go and discover the whole brand new genre of music that is revealed at one point in this show: Oprique- you won't be disappointed!!! Well done Dots- loved it!!!! Super writing and flawless execution (ah, just to be clear: no one actually loses their head in the performance- well not literally).

Pamela Wood 121 days ago

Brilliant on all levels. Gorgeous singing, hilarious comedy, impeccable timing...this is such a good show!

Nick Humby 121 days ago

The Dots are a sophisticated singing trio, elegantly dressed, stylishly choreographed and word perfect least they were until the soprano stormed out and the mezzo died. The remaining Dot Helen played by Helen Colby decides to carry on with under rehearsed understudies, Macey Cherett who wants to incorporate magic and Nerine Skinner an enthusiastic amateur. The joy of this show is that they each totally inhabit these comic creations.

S Gibbons 125 days ago

Did not know what to expect. We were laughing from the first to the last minute. Totally unexpected. A must see. If I could give it a star review, it would be 6 out of 5.

Raphael Richards 127 days ago

I can't overstate how amazing this show is. Clever, well-judged, well-timed comedy that escalates in a way that's as beautifully smooth as their incredible voices and perfectly held characters that are sustained before and after the performance. This deserves a much higher price than they're charging, so please go see it before they change their minds!!

Suzanne Alefounder 128 days ago

One of the funniest shows I've ever seen. Wonderfully talented, and so, so funny. I was crying with laughter. Thoroughly entertaining, and my gosh, can they sing too! An absolute must see... go!

Rives Collins 130 days ago

Brilliant! These three performers are stunning -- hilarious, gorgeous, and wicked smart in their approach to comedy. This would run forever in Chicago. Don't miss it!

Amy Currie 132 days ago

I can't recommend this show highly enough. The Dots are spectacular singers, but above all, they're absolutely hilarious. My face hurt from laughing!

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FringeReview 121 days ago

The Dots are a 3-woman close harmony cabaret group, making their Edinburgh debut and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Their leader, Helen, is obsessed with making them famous, but there could be trouble ahead. One of the band has walked out and the understudy is on. Don’t worry, she’s had...

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 122 days ago

Within a basement room of the Hanover Suite (Venue 119) is perhaps the best musical sketch comedy you will find this Fringe. As an audience member it can be hard to keep your hopes up when you are directed through a rabbit warren of rooms in order to reach a...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 125 days ago

“That’s what I love about Fringe,” an audience member comments as we leave The Dots show at Imagination Workshop. “Discovering something like that.” Comedy cabaret trio The Dots describe themselves as ‘Morecombe and Wise meets Jane MacDonald.’ It’s a pretty good summary – their act combines a range of music, alongside...

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