Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

Comedy (solo show, absurdist)

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  • Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose - Dram
  • 20:15
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Gilded Balloon and Harriet Dyer present...
  • Warnings and additional info: 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 2 years


Harriet (BBC Three, BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio – Knock Knock, BBC – Ouch!, Absolute Radio) loves dinosaurs. You probably do too, so come and dip your body in her very large catacomb of chaos. Whatever happens – dinosaurs and ditties are a guarantee. 'Harriet Dyer was one of the stand-out superstars for me of this years Edinburgh Fringe. She's insightful, unique, peerless, extraordinary and... well, maybe a little unhinged' (4 Extra Stands Up, BBC Radio 4 Extra).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift at the front of the building. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Dram can be accessed via the building lift to the 1st floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Tom SC 93 days ago

The show is absurd which is good and engaging. There is ok humour, not great. The audio problems in the room made it a bad experience - loud AC at the back and no use of the microphone. If you do go, sit near the front.

Evan Townsend 96 days ago

This was hands down the best comedy we saw at Fringe, and some of the best comedy I've seen in my life. It's high-energy, manic, absurdist and surreal. I was laughing so hard I was in tears most of the show. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Max 99 days ago

Amazing, it's going to take a while to process the mania and energy that Harriet brought to her show but I spent the whole time with a smile on my face.

It was like a stream of consciousness from another life reincarnated as a dinosaur, reincarnated as a human! Like it or not, it is memorable!

Amy 99 days ago

Bloody brilliant, absolutely hilarious and definitely absurd! Can't recommend highly enough!

Scottie 103 days ago

Very funny if mad show....! Harriet is totally nuts. I mean property nuts. Nuttier than a squirrel poo after 14 Topics. Go see it. Learn about dinosaurs. And laugh.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 86 days ago

Recent research suggests the dinosaur era ended in a two hour fire shower after a meteor struck. ...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 92 days ago

An hour with Harriet Dyer is an hour of absurdism where literally anything can happen. The show is named The Dinosaur Show, and this theme is loosely threaded throughout the performance with tangents a-plenty. Dyer comes running into the venue in a giant inflatable dinosaur costume, promising us that “we’re...

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The List (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

Chaos reigns throughout this DIY hour of absurd nonsense...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 102 days ago

There is an internet meme, which starts ‘hits blunt,’ and is followed by an apparently silly question which may also contain much profundity. I imagine that could describe the process of devising this show: ‘hits blunt; what would happen if … Read More ...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 106 days ago

“We will start soon, honestly.” Harriet Dyer is only ten minutes into The Dinosaur Show, and she’s getting distracted. We’re five anecdotes deep already and three of them are about swans. We start to realise that Dyer’s mind throws ideas at her almost too quickly for her to process them....

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