Kieran Hodgson: Big In Scotland


  • Pleasance Courtyard - Forth
  • 17:20, 19:00
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Berk's Nest in association with United Agents
  • Warnings and additional info: This performance will contain strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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

This show has performances in multiple locations


In 2020, the world changed forever, as Kieran Hodgson moved to Scotland. Now the three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee commutes to the Fringe from his new home of Glasgow for a month to tell you how it's working out. He's that guy from the BBC's 'Two Doors Down' (he's Gordon), the 'Bad TV Impressions' viral videos of 'The Crown' and 'Happy Valley', and three Channel 4 specials. ***** (Guardian). ***** (Telegraph). **** (Times). **** (Scotsman). **** (TimeOut). **** (Sunday Times). **** (Independent). **** ( **** (Fest). **** (List).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in cobbled courtyard. Access to space via locked lift, please notify venue ahead of your visit if you require use of the lift and ask at Info Shed upon arrival for access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • 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

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 20 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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

Audrey 46 days ago

We were really impressed by Kierans exceptional storytelling ability. He skillfully weaved hilarious anecdotes and captivating narratives that had the entire audience giggling away. Great show!!

John Ford 47 days ago

Brilliant just brilliant
Superb storytelling by a very gifted comic actor
Absolutely a must see!!

Joseph Ohanlon 53 days ago

Quite hilarious, he pokes gentle fun at his adopted country of Scotland, and at the Scots! A clever and well-written show.

Julia Bolden 53 days ago

I first saw Kieran Hodgson in his early days on the Free Fringe about 9 years ago, on the recommendation of a friend whose family met his family on a camping holiday and kept in touch. I've enjoyed seeing him go from strength to strength since and, if anything, his endearing humility has only increased in direct proportion to his success. His latest show celebrates living in Glasgow, with his husband, since being cast in the Scottish sitcom, Two Doors Down. His trademarks are a penchant for detailed lists of facts, accents/impressions and his quirky trick of giving a character the voice of someone completely else (reminiscent of the game of singing a song to the tune of another, as featured in the Radio 4 show 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue' all of which he does to great effect.

Alan Devine 54 days ago

Very very very good. If you love Next Door But One, and were surprised to see him in The Flash, you'll be gobsmacked at how talented this young man is. Hugely engaging, an absolute masterclass of beautifully observed accents and characters, and a really quite thought provoking view of Scotland and Scottishness. A really clever show, beautifully performed by a fellow who is going places for sure!

Colleen 56 days ago

Laughed from start to finish. He is very very funny. and witty. Just him on stage and he is worth every penny. The venue is up 4 flights of stairs and no toilet in building (in next door building). But despite venue drawbacks I have little negative to say. Only don't come for our macaroni pies they are national treasures.

Kay Slater 56 days ago

Wonderful show, performed with style, wit and intelligence. As someone who moved to Scotland (decades ago) it truly resonated but most of all was just pure fun.

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FringeReview 24 days ago

an exquisite show, funny as it can be, with an engaging story you want to see unfold, and a warm message of self-discovery.

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Everything Theatre (5/5 stars) 33 days ago

diamond of a show: a superbly written, layered piece of work, with humour at every turn.

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The Recs (5/5 stars) 38 days ago

The laughs come at a phenomenal rate. A bewildering number of belly laughs confirms that Kieran Hodgson is simply one of the funniest performers we have at the moment.

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 50 days ago

He’s back on stage, doing what he does best, with another cleverly structured show

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 53 days ago

Simply put, with Big in Scotland, Kieran Hodgson has the audience in the palm of his hands. This is a show that you just have to see at this year's Fringe.

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 54 days ago

Who is Kieran Hodgson? He is multi talented. He is an actor, writer, brilliant impressionist and above all a gifted storyteller.

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