Sex Shells

Comedy (cabaret, sketch show)

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  • Underbelly, Cowgate - Belly Laugh
  • 21:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Sex Shells
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Fresh from their sell-out Soho Theatre run, London’s campest musical sketch comedy threesome is here to flame on your parade! Sex Shells is an explosion of original music, surreal sketches, wayward choreography and twisted rewrites of hits from pop, Disney and the musicals. Sexy and subversive, the Shells bring their sparkling wit to some of the biggest issues of the day – served, as always, with a big bag of WTF. 'Brash, bawdy and brilliantly funny cabaret' **** (Time Out). 'Some of the most wonderfully gay things ever to grace the British stage' (VICE UK).

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General venue access

  • 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.

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Katie Monk 117 days ago

amazing fun!

Daniel Somerville 119 days ago

This show is genius. I nearly passed out with laughter. Intelligent lyrics, and fabulous song parodies superbly delivered by these three visions of beauty and glamour. Comedy that walks a line - did they just say that? Do they mean that, or are they taking the mick out of those who do? Some really challenging ideas here but not a moment where you rest from laughing out loud and sometimes gasping at its audaciousness. I didn't want it to end and I will go again before the end of the run - perhaps several times as I am sure there are some lines you need to hear twice to really appreciate.

Fern Bamford 122 days ago

Wandering through Teviot Place we were approached by a vision in make up, flowing hair and huge boots who proffered a flyer- would we like to see his show? So we did. It was amazing, a very funny hour packed with risqué irreverent songs about a range of topics - some versions of well known songs others new. The singing was fantastic, great voices. It was fun filled, funny and highly entertaining- where did the hour go? We left buzzing and wanting more!

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The List (3/5 stars) 106 days ago

Great songs but lacklustre sketches from talented trio...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 116 days ago

The best costumes at the Fringe, glorious rewrites of songs you wish you'd been clever enough to think of, and a glittery, scantily clad man lying across your lap. What a Wednesday! Doctor LeStrange - and his insane set of pipes - Calum Mac and That Woman Rosie have found...

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 120 days ago

Sex Shells is a rampant and rambunctious hour of reverie, a camp cabaret that’s exceptionally remarkable in style. There’s a lot of cabaret offerings at the Ed Fringe, and Sex Shells offers something radically different. Dr Le Strange, Callum from Hull and That Girl Rosie glisten with all the vivacity...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

Sex Shells is camp, colourful and coming in hot. A LGBT+ show for the masses, this is a glorious and heartily funny cabaret rout through sexual misadventures, satire and politics that gets the blood pumping courtesy of some phenomenal musical talent. The show features everything from songs to dramatic storytelling...

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