Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove

Comedy (stand-up, solo show)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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


Winner of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award 2018 and the reigning Scottish Comedian of the Year, Stephen brings his much anticipated debut hour to the Fringe. Expect sharp storytelling and offbeat observations, as the 27-year-old delves into the reality of living at home with his mum and a refugee. As seen and heard on BBC Scotland, The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), The Drivetime Show (BBC Radio 2), Arts Hour (BBC World Service). 'Skilful, personal and pitch perfect stand-up' ***** ( 'A must-see for fans of quality stand-up' ****½ (Advertiser, Adelaide).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. 15 Steep external steps down or Lift access from front.
  • Wheelchair access type: 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.

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Steve Meiklejohn 91 days ago

Brilliantly funny show! What great value for £10. Watch out for this guy he could be the next Kevin Bridges!

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Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 91 days ago

It’s a confident hour of stand up with a few big laughs, but Baby Dove only hints at what Stephen Buchanan is capable of.

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The List (3/5 stars) 95 days ago

Easy-going hour with a funny man whose heart is firmly in the right place...

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

Baby Dove is Stephen Buchanan’s first Fringe hour, but you wouldn’t know it from this thoughtful and well-pitched stand-up show. Exploring life as a 27-year-old living at home in Glasgow with his social worker mum and a Vietnamese refugee nicknamed Dove, Buchanan weaves anecdote and observation into a wider and...

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 96 days ago

Stephen Buchanan was crowned the winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2018. This, it seems, was enough to persuade Stephen to give up his job in a large supermarket and concentrate on comedy full time. A good choice. Stephen … Read More ...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

At age 27 and still living with his mum, Buchanan confesses to being a bit of a 'man child'. Two years ago, his mum took in a Vietnamese refugee who is nicknamed 'Dove'. The majority of this show centres around living with Dove and how their neighbours have reacted to...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 100 days ago

Wry and personable, with the endearing shtick of being a self-deprecating small man who still lives with his mother, Stephen Buchanan's immediately obvious everyman appeal has seen him win several high-profile awards and announce himself as a great hope for Scottish comedy. ...

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FringeReview 106 days ago

The show takes place on the first Friday of The Fringe, in The Cellar at the Pleasance and it’s a sell-out. As Stephen Buchanan takes to the stage his small stature and youthful face make him look younger than his 27 years. His voice, however, is that of a much...

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