Lusty Mannequins: Uncommonwealth

Comedy (sketch show)

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  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Sportsmans
  • 15:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Canada
  • Group: Lusty Mannequins
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, 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


This 'sure to sell out act' (NOW Magazine) has four veteran performers with over 60 years combined comedy experience. Alastair Forbes, Ashley Comeau, Karen Parker and Connor Thompson are alumni of The Second City (the same comedy institution that birthed Tina Fey and Steve Carell). Equal parts emotional, wordy, and physical, The Lusty Mannequins deliver a 60-minute mischief-filled ride. 'Lots of smart comedy with an impeccable sense of drama and surprise' (NOW Magazine). Think Dylan Thomas throwing a cocktail party and Helena Bonham Carter, Kristen Wiig and Mr Bean showing up.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Stairs or lift down to Basement level then level access and some raked seating with stairs inside performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 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

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

Lizzie 88 days ago

Absolutely hilarious from start to finish, well written, what a treat :-). Our favourite was Crotchley, he certain left a lasting impression.

Patricia Silver 94 days ago

An hour of hilarity, clever writing, and fantastic acting. As a long-time theatre producer, I'm impressed with the attention to detail that brings every sketch alive and makes each one convincing. The actors handily switch characters and instantly engage their audience in each routine. But with veteran Second City performers, that's the result. Get your ticket now!

Nick Fenton 95 days ago

This was an absolute blast from start to finish. Our final show at the fringe and a great way to bow out, topical and witty with some slick timing and genuine infectious enjoyment from all the cast. Highly recommended.

Matthew 98 days ago

So what a joy this was. Sharp, witty and perfectly timed. From start to finish it was strong. Some very funny sketches indeed. Recommended to us and we pass the recommendation on. A high point of our visit to the Fringe.

Neil Griffin 102 days ago

This was great! Hilarious, intelligent, inventive comedy perfectly timed and delivered! Clever, punchy and relevant performed by a team who clearly love what they are doing! Don't miss it!

Timothy Martin 105 days ago

Saw this today after seeing the troupe perform a sketch at a free show earlier - and so glad we did!
1 hour of prime sketch comedy delivered by four very seasoned practitioners - thank you so much for bringing this excellent show to Edinburgh ***** at least!

Marcus 106 days ago

Sketch shows are plentiful at the Fringe but not all have equally impressive performances *and* quality writing. The Lusty Mannequins deliver equally in both disciplines with an apparent ease that I suspect is only achieved after a great deal of thought, experience and rehearsal.

The writing is a wonderful mixture of funny yet thoughtful commentary on today’s issues, and absurdist belly laugh sketches in the finest traditions of Not The Nine o’clock News etc. –

A professional production involving musical queues, lighting effects and some costumes the likes of which I haven’t seen this side of my stranger cheese fueled dreams.

Highly recommended.

Alistair Mungall 106 days ago

Saw a (unorthodox rage therapy) sketch at a sketch swap show in the morning ... Had to see the rest of the show. Absolutely fantastic show. Lots of highly original sketches that linked beautifully. Very slick.

Runksy 108 days ago

It’s clear these guys have worked together for a while. It shows in their timing together! In the best possible way. This was just a great fun and perfectly paced sketch show. Loads of belly laughs! Clever sketches. Check them out you’ll be happy about it!

Martine ELLIOTT 109 days ago

This is amazing, hilarious the best show I have seen at the fringe so far.
Refreshing and smart comedy, laughed my arse off!!!!

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The List (4/5 stars) 105 days ago

Canadian sketch group brings easy laughter across the pond...

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