Comedy (sketch show)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - The Attic
  • 22:45
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Berk's Nest, Gein's Family Giftshop and Goose
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation and 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


The twisted minds of Gein's Family Giftshop ('Brilliant' (Reece Shearsmith)) and sweaty bodies of Goose ('Brilliant' (Guardian)) combine to bring you something brand new: Tarot. In the attic of a cobbled Edinburgh courtyard, a live tarot reading is held. Sketches spin out of the cards and, as the show nears midnight, the significance of the reading as a whole begins to come into focus. Come to have your faith restored in a dying art. Sketch, not Tarot. An interactive, fast-paced sketch show inspired by and based on a love of tarot reading. What will the cards hold for you?

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. Steep staircase. Lift Access from front.
  • 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

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

Alistair Lomas 88 days ago

I blooming loved this! Went in with no expectations, and came out very happy with the selection of show (after some initial trepidation-late night shows, drunken audiences).

You could easily see this show a couple of times to see some of the sketches that didn’t come up. The team worked brilliantly together - I hope to see them back next year!

Corinne Kemp 90 days ago

Superbly batshit, joyful and hilarious - BRUCIE!

Christine Hassall 90 days ago

It's so bloody good you guys.

Lisa Drage 97 days ago

UNUTTERABLY MAGNIFICENT. You think this ridiculously hyperbolic? Ask yourself: Do I like intrigue? Do I like nighties? Do I like I like laughing? Do I like laughing so much I can hardly breathe?
If the answer is yes to only one of these (go on, it’s the nighties isn’t it?) then see the show and find out for yourself!

Nick Howells 99 days ago

Superb, funny, brilliant, excellent, original, genius, engaging, interactive, hilarious, running out of positive things to say. Tucked away in the uppermost room of Edinburgh’s Pleasance Courtyard at 22:45, this is a perfect last show of the day. The three members of the group are brilliant, work together seamlessly, are funny, quick, dark, witty and very quick with ad-libs and audience interaction. We saw them two years ago and their show was great, this was better. Use of audience interaction is key in this one, and the show is darkly comic, and brilliantly played. Depending on what tarot cards are drawn you will see a different show each night in a different order, but genius moments include the diner / big coat, awkward mother comments, towel ass show, all well done. I can’t imagine they will win the Edinburgh comedy award, but they should, and they win the Howells Award of the Festival 2019.

Amy Beddows 102 days ago

Ridiculously funny dark sketch show - great energy, haven't laughed this much in ages. We were lucky enough to catch their pre-Edinburgh show and it was just as funny the second time - the sketches change and keeps it unique. Definitely a highlight of the Fringe.

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The List (4/5 stars) 84 days ago

Sketch heaven as a talented trio raise hell and hilarity...

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The Guardian (4/5 stars) 85 days ago

We wanted to make a show, the Tarot trio tell us, in the true spirit of the fringe. If that means a left-field idea pursued in the name of fun and in defiance of good sense … well, they’ve succeeded flamboyantly with this occult-meets-cult hour. The jokes come out of...

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Chortle (4.5/5 stars) 88 days ago

Dressed as to evoke the ghosts of Victorian children, three sinister figures with blackened eyes enter the attic and lay out a magic circle of salt in ritualistic protection against the dark forces they are about to unleash. ...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 90 days ago

When three people in white nightgowns run frantically into an attic pouring a circle of salt, you know the devil can’t be far behind.Ed Easton, Adam Drake and Kath Hughes' show Tarot combines comedy and horror, with sketches based on handmade tarot cards and a lot more dead parent jokes...

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ThreeWeeks (5/5 stars) 93 days ago

Nine tarot cards hang on a line, and the audience decides which order they’re chosen in, based on the volume of cheers. This dictates how the sketch show runs each night, adding to the superb pandemonium. Are we at risk of summoning demons? Quite possibly. This is unashamedly daft comedy...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

It’s nearing midnight and tarot cards hang above the stage. Stevie Wonder‘s timeless classic ‘Superstition‘ sets the tone as the crowd piles into the Pleasance Attic. Suddenly, the music dies down, and the sketch trio of Tarot burst in the door kitted up in white dressing gowns, pouring salt in a...

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

At the end of this curious sketch show/occult experiment, leading man Ed Easton claims that the troupe are trying to bring back the ‘spirit of the Fringe’. A lovely choice of words given that the last hour has seen an interactive Tarot reading featuring resurrections, bumps in the night and...

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