Tartan Tabletop in a Dungeons & Dragons Comedy: The Never-Ending Quest (Ends Aug 27th)

Comedy (alternative comedy, improv)

  • Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose - Nip
  • 17:40
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Tartan Tabletop
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation. The show is improvised, and so might involve some 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


A quest that began on the free Fringe last year, makes it's full Fringe debut – the popular Dungeons & Dragons podcast team lands at Gilded Balloon with the Never-Ending Quest – improvised comedy at the roll of a dice, expect teamwork, nerdy jokes and guest star comedians playing Noblin the Goblin. Don't worry about the plot, we don't! Expect laughs, adventure and random acts of sorcery from the Tartan Tabletop gang of misfit adventurers – produced by Off Fest-nominated Future Artists.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift at the front of the building. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Nip can be accessed via the building lift to the 1st floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Alessandro Angelone 96 days ago

If you're an avid DnD lover, this show was perfect! Constant laughs and audience engagement!!! Would definitely go again!

Bryce 97 days ago

Great show and a great laugh.

Josh Aitken and the other cast members were all on point throughout the show.

A little bit of audience participation, a lot of improv and a lot of laughs.

I like how the story develops across the week rather than a one and done, but don’t let that deter from going if you can only make one night, theres enough in that hour to keep you going and entertain you.

Looking forward to seeing how the team can develop this concept beyond the fringe

Sharon977 97 days ago

Saw the show this week and thoroughly enjoyed! I am not overly familiar with the whole D&D concept, however this in no way meant that I could not enjoy the truly brilliant performance! The cast were extremely witty and very funny! Josh did a great job of setting the scene and interacting with the audience!! If you are visiting the Fringe I would highly recommend seeing the show! Amazing job guys - hope to see you again soon!

Serena 98 days ago

I think we must have seen them on an off night judging by reviews. We saw the show this Monday and we found it surprisingly boring! Guest Noblin- the goblin - spoke twice in the whole hour and the dungeon master seemed desperate to keep the story going despite some of the players just wanting to speak through their actions rather than improvising and playing their characters to make it a more entertaining watch. They probably should have used more elements from ‘The 20 Sided Tavern’ from last years fringe. But it wasn’t bad just had so much potential to be better!

Anonymous 17th century man 103 days ago

This was truly a brilliant performance, all involved were incredibly skilled and funny. If you are a fan of D&D this is a must watch, and even if you're not see it anyway. I won a free copy of Football manager 2007 for PC/Mac so already it is a bet positive.

Nick Mellish 104 days ago

There is a solid idea behind this. Want to encourage a repeat visit to your show? Then why not play a live, continual game of Dungeons and Dragons across the Festival Fringe, one episode per show?

It's a lot of fun and makes you feel like you are dipping into the middle of an epic adventure, this one being a cross between The Borrowers and Lord of the Rings, but absolutely not like either of them, for copyright reasons (ahem).

Performed with enthusiasm, each show has a guest cast member which only adds to a sense of slight chaos and spontaneity.

An old-school game and a novel approach combine to good effect and make Tartan Tabletop one to watch.

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Szymon Sadowski 106 days ago

Great show, I've had a big laugh and really enjoyed the teams energy and since it's an ongoing story I might go again to see how the adventure progresses :) fantastic!

Sam Mundy 107 days ago

Exactly the chaos, laughter, and storytelling I look for in DnD. The party work together incredibly and manage to not get caught up in side quests (which we all know is the hardest part of DnD). Truly the best time I've had at Fringe so far.

Briony Russell 113 days ago

Original improv from very funny cast members. Wish we had time to go back to hear the rest of the quest! Highly recommend

TJ Carr 113 days ago

An excellent show performed by a talented and hilarious cast. A must see for any D&D fans and a delight even for thise with little to no knowledge of the game

James Cruickshank 115 days ago

Hilarious fun time for those who love improv and stupid fantasy. And I got a t-shirt. What's not to enjoy?

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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 109 days ago

This is a very fun little show if you are a fan of D&D or curious about the game, it may be worth adding to your fringe To-Do lists.

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Starburst Magazine (3/5 stars) 109 days ago

With an all-Scottish cast and its heart on its sleeve, Tartan Tabletop is worth a look, especially if you’re a fan of D&D and similar games.

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