Flanders and Swann

Music (comedy, cabaret)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
    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
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Description

The songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira – timeless musical comedy legends, Flanders and Swann. This internationally award-winning show returns with all the favourites – The Hippopotamus, The Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh and many less familiar hidden gems. An Edinburgh phenomenon, now in its twelfth tremendous year at the Pleasance. Following international tour dates and appearances on Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2), see it live. 'Muddy marvellous' (Evening Standard). 'Impressive... a delight' (Times). 'Classic... joyously frivolous' (Sunday Times). Critics' Choice: Evening Standard, Sunday Times, Guardian.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. Once inside either remain in ground level seating or five steps down to stage level. All seating moveable.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    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

Allyson Bailey 7 days ago

A delight as always, 60 years old but still as fresh and funny as ever. Tim and Duncan bring Flanders and Swann to life without pretending the be them. It's great to see so many people who remember the originals fondly, and also new young fans.


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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 16 days ago

In the queue for Flanders and Swann, I was struck (but not entirely surprised) that the audience were of a higher age demographic than any of the other 250 or so Edinburgh Fringe shows I’ve seen. Yet, hidden among the crowds there was a small number of families with young...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 18 days ago

For those not belonging to the generation familiar with the original Flanders and Swann, the pair were a comedic duo who achieved success in the postwar years with their repertoire of wry and rollicking comic songs, covering everything from domestic difficulties to animal adventures. Those born after the Baby Boom...

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Dates, Times and Prices