Harry Baker: I Am 10,000

Comedy (theatre, spoken word)

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  • Accessibility:
    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

This show has performances in multiple locations


Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself. From winning his school's Battle of the Bands competition with a Jay-Z maths homage, to his prime number poetry TED talk being watched by millions online, Harry's love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew's 21 seconds. He's got 99 problems but maths ain't one. 'Ferociously intelligent' **** (Scotsman). 'The greatest performer on earth' ***** (BBC Radio 1).

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There are 40 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 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

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Charlie Stewart 80 days ago

Don't be put off by the idea of poetry or spoken word. This is brilliant. Funny and witty and charming. He references Pokémon, So Solid Crew, Fab ice creams, and so much more. He tells only one traditional joke and it's an absolute cracker. Already told it to 4 girls on nights out and pulled all 4.

Darren J 86 days ago

I went expecting fun with numbers and when Harry started talking about becoming a poet, resigned myself to looking politely awake until I could escape.

Fortunately Harry is so incredibly talented that within 10 seconds of his first poem starting I was hooked. Paper People is incredible. Fabulous use of language, intelligent and funny puns, and an emotional roller coaster. I'm basically an engineer and even I could tell I was in the presence of linguistic genius. It was by no means the only poem that was awesome.

Go see Harry. There are some numbers, but if you hate maths that is No Reason to stay away. You might even come away with a favourite prime number. And Harry deserves to perform to a bigger, packed room every day to the end of the fringe and beyond, a fringe gem, 5 stars.

Serena Langley 88 days ago

Harry is a very talented guy, beautiful, emotional poetry. Made me shed a tear or two.

Tony 88 days ago

Poetry, Stand up and maths, what’s not to love!

Caz Crosbie 88 days ago

What a brilliant show, so engaging, very funny and so clever. Thank you Harry, really loved it.

Bunriots 96 days ago

A truly charismatic, quick-witted and clever guy. Amazing poems, lovely storytelling, funny anecdotes and lots of clever puns. His poems are touching and moving. Loved the Birthday Poem and Paper People was incredible. A huge talent who will hopefully go on to great things in future.

Inson 97 days ago

Funny, interesting, moving. Great word play. The chat and stories between the poems were great. Thoroughly enjoyed the show as did my teenage children. Well worth going to.

Helen Chivers 97 days ago

I laughed and cried and everyone in between. Harry's poetry is incredible, with some amazing maths puns and jokes thrown in. A huge talent and I hope he's very successful in the future.

Sam Cheung 97 days ago

I saw Harry Baker when he started with a free show two years ago. Many shows and a TED talk later, he's back at the Fringe, celebrating his 10,000 hours and with another show. So glad to see him still going. His earlier work is still better, but he's still brilliant, funny, clever and nerdy; still worth every penny and still deserves a bigger stage. Even my maths-phobic friend loved this show.

Patricia Morris 98 days ago

Clever, funny, mathematical wordplay that was still accessible to non mathematicians.

Neeps 101 days ago

Great show to start the day. Loved it.

Gary B 103 days ago

This was a great one man show. Harry has a great poetic gift that entertained us all (ages from 10-adult). First saw Harry on TEDTalks but better live with his witty interludes. Great value for money too.

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The List (3/5 stars) 83 days ago

A unique hour blending maths, poetry and comedy...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 84 days ago

Self-proclaimed nerd Harry Baker has returned to the Fringe, this time to (ostensibly) celebrate turning 10,000 days old. He’s combining his two loves – maths and slam poetry – to explore multiple themes, such as mortality and his belief in humanity’s capacity for good. Baker tells us an anecdote connected...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 99 days ago

If a show combining maths, poetry, comedy and rap sounds like it may be up your street, then boy, oh boy, do I have a show for you?! The youngest ever World Slam Poetry champion, Harry Baker, performs his show I Am 10,000 – a title referring to the number...

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