Ed: The New, Totally Unofficial, Ginger-Inclusive Parody Sketch Show

Comedy (musical comedy)

  • ZOO Playground - Playground 2
  • 21:50
  • Aug 19
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Not Yet Home Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, 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 18 months


Accompanied by a glittering live band and fresh from two sold-out London and Cambridge runs, don't miss the Fringe premiere of Ed, charting the story of a ginger pop sensation. Can Ed deal with fame, fortune and being ginger? Starring multiple authentic gingers and featuring Rosie Parrish as Ed. 'A reminder of the comedy songs of Bo Burnham... Hilarious lyrics... Instantly in stitches' (Varsity). A cheeky and raucous night out, championing auburn culture.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Carolin Wenzel 109 days ago

Me and my mom (an auburn legend herself) laughed the whole way through and we were so amazed by the highly talented and enthusiastic cast!

Great singing, fun acting and an overall great show to see at this year’s fringe!

Nicole 111 days ago

Went with a fellow redhead and we loved this show! Some of the funniest sketch comedy we’ve seen at the fringe or anywhere else. The lead did a great job as Ed and the two other actors were so impressive playing tons of other characters. All had great voices. Top marks from us.

EJ 111 days ago

Being a Ginger man myself, I was hoping for an evening of parody and playfulness by some other flame haired brothers & sisters of one of the worlds most famous Ginges.

Instead what I got was awful.

Awful writing, awful performances, awful approach, awful viewpoint. I felt attacked and uncomfortable as one of only 2 red haired people in the audience and seeing everyone else laughing at all the things I’ve been called in my life.

This was not a sympathetic or satirical take (for that, see “Ay Up Hitler”) this just seemed to prove that you can’t attack someone’s race, religion, sexuality or creed - but Gingers are fair game!!

This idea, done well, could be a great take but there seemed to be no tongue in cheek and the promised “mainly ginger cast” was nowhere to be seen - instead people wearing cheap bright orange clown wigs as something to point and laugh at. It had the resemblance of a school GCSE drama production with giggling over mistakes and silly comments making it so far away from the professional performance you would want it to be.

Have not found a worse show ever at the fringe.

Amber Heal 113 days ago

Brilliant acting, amazing singing and easily one of the funniest things I’ve seen at the fringe! Can’t wait to see where the show goes next!

Ella Fitt 114 days ago

lots of great fun, shout out to all the performers for their incredible energy, especially Ed who gives such a likeable and hilarious portrayal.

Jill Miller 117 days ago

Great show! Ed Sheeran fan or not—and really, aren’t most of us Ed Sheeran fans deep-down—go see this show! You will not be disappointed. Wonderful energy in this young and multi-talented cast of three, plus stellar live band which adds so much to the performance. Lots of laughs and surprises in this high-energy take on Ed’s rise to fame from birth to the present. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Hugo and Rachel 117 days ago

Inventive, entertaining, high energy show. So pleased we went went to see it. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole performance and would definitely recommend.

Chase 122 days ago

Loved this show! Hilarious, clever and entertaining.

Jam Greenland 123 days ago

Absolutely fantastic and hilarious, all performers had such good energy throughout.

Mark 125 days ago

10/10 would recommend - a proper fringe sketch show!

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EdFringe Review (5/5 stars) 116 days ago

You will laugh, you will curse as you try to figure out which famous pop song the cast have delightfully remastered, and you will hope that next time you go to watch this (there will be a next time) that it is on a much bigger stage.

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Theatre Thoughts (5/5 stars) 116 days ago

The most ridiculous amount of fun you can have at the end of your Fringe night, for Ginger and dull-haired audiences alike

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Theatre Scotland (5/5 stars) 119 days ago

The writers and directors Alex Mentzel and James Carroll have hit it out of the park with this one, fantastic humour and tons of fun, as well as excellent parody songs.

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One4Review (4.5/5 stars) 119 days ago

It’s really funny, it’s current and it’s dynamic. A really enjoyable show to watch.

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