Theatre (comedy, physical theatre)

  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Wine Bar
  • 17:45
  • Aug 19-23, 25-29
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Sam Dugmore presented by James Seabright
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation
  • 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
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Sam Dugmore (The Latebloomers: Scotland!) is locked and loaded as the greatest action hero of all time, unearthing his ruthless man skills to confront his biggest nemesis... himself. A deadly mission filled with calamity, 80s workout montage, explosions, evil Russians, suppressed raw emotion and a dog called Fluffy. High energy, rip-roaring physical comedy that will blow your socks off and leave you wanting more! Best Comedy Award (Adelaide Fringe) and Best Newcomer (Sydney Comedy Festival). 'Masterclass on engaging an audience through the power of pure silliness' ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'Superb! Magnificent mastery of physical comedy' ***** (

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access to the performance space is via stairs or lift then there is level access into the venue.
  • 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

KEITH GALLOIS 3 days ago

This is one of the top two shows I saw at the Fringe, and by far the most fun. From the moment I stepped through the door I knew it would be a superb show, and indeed it was. We all roared with laughter throughout. But this was so so much more than just a comedy. It was physical theatre at its highest. Sam Dugmore and the team must be congratulated for such san excellent performance. I would love to see it again.

George Goding 4 days ago

Manbo is brilliant fun. An epic hour of macho absurdity. There's plenty for the audience to get involved with, too. But don't worry; if you're called on to participate, you're in excellent hands. Highly recommended.

Cat Boote 5 days ago

So so so funny. Genuinely hilarious from start to finish with a PHENOMENAL performance from Manbo, cannot recommend enough !!

Katrine 5 days ago

This is one of the greatest shows I’ve seen on fringe. (I’ve seen 15 in total), I’ve recommended this show to all of my friends. Do yourself a favor and prioritise this one - I promise you will not regret it. Its funny, yes, but more importantly: the actor is so talented! I could have watched this show for 4 hours. The storyline blends well with the comedy, audience interaction, morale and mise en scene. This show is of very high quality!

Sarah Dormer-Thomas 6 days ago

I felt like I was watching a grown man create a montage of all his fav cheesy films in his single
Bedroom. Hilarious. I loved every second of it . The man is super talented

Alison Keenan 6 days ago

My husband & teenage son laughed from start to end. A really fun energetic (& a bit daft) show.

Seb Royle 6 days ago

This show is amazing.
So much fun, absurd, involving and plain hilarious!
Loved it all.
Get to the front row for the best experience, and be prepared to get involved.
Thank you Manbo

Abbie Watts 8 days ago

I loved this show. My favorite of the whole fringe. So funny, so involving and engaging! Amazing performer! Go and see it!!!!

Zachary Watts aka Adrian 8 days ago

This show is completely hilarious! The performer does an amazing job engaging with the audience. I'll never forget being Adrian, just for one night. Fluffy has all the answers. We had a blast. Go see!

Courtney Cooke 9 days ago

What a great show, silly, incredibly funny, a tour de force performance that engaged the audience for every single second. Very skilled at directing audience participation, incredible physical comedy. Left with a massive smile on my face.

Adrian 10 days ago

Was great seeing my old friend Mambo…managed to dodge the first bullet, but the second one got me..till we meet again!

Awesome show and very funny

Rory O'Connor 10 days ago

Must see! Everyone needs to witness Manbo in action! Pick of the fringe for me.

High energy right from the start and by the end you’re ready to go to battle! Manbo needs to be made into a movie! Blockbuster Hollywood extravaganza! Incredible! DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!!!

Fiona Nelson 11 days ago

Do not miss this show! One of the very best on offer at Edinburgh Fringe. Manobo is funny, engaging, sweet and just a little bit sexy (in a very hilarious way). Very active comedy, fun audience enagement, Manbo will win you over for the whole 60 minutes.

Amy Bolton 11 days ago

Best show of the fringe! Booked it after seeing ‘80s training montage’ in the description and boy did Manbo deliver! Laughed from start to finish! Manbo makes every single audience member feel involved in the show to the point where even I wanted to be on stage fighting commies. Everyone needs to see Manbo!!!

Alison Lakey 12 days ago

One of those shows you book not really knowing what you will get but is immediately totally engaging. The performance is highly energetic from start to finish. Original and crazy. Really funny and gifted performer.

Donnie Aye 12 days ago

Brilliant show with lots of silly humour. Loved every minute of it. Pick of the shows that I've seen so far *****

David L 12 days ago

Probably one of the funniest and engaging things I've seen at the Fringe so far.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 5 days ago

Part 1980s action hero, part equally 1980s rock star, he’s 100% testosterone – whether he’s blending a smoothie waiting for the call of duty, fighting evil villains in extreme locations with his vicious guard dog Fluffy, or fending off a particularly enthusiastic audience member with a foam stick.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 8 days ago

Manbo is a fast-paced, entertaining show that showcases the physical and comic talents of a remarkable performer. I’m sure anyone would enjoy Manbo, even if they had never seen an action movie before.

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