This Is Your Trial

Comedy (improv, interactive)

Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 18:00


Guilty or innocent? You decide. The award-winning, critically acclaimed courtroom roast returns for a 10th Fringe. You submit accusations against friends. Top comedians take on the roles of judge, prosecutor and defence, hearing testimony, cross-examining witnesses and improvising their arguments for each case. It’s up to the audience as jury to deliver their verdict. An international success, with five years in Australia and Ireland, the inspiration for CBBC's hit show Monster Court, booked across the UK for corporate events and stag parties . 'A perfect bit of improv mayhem' ***** (Mirror). 'Inventive, intelligent comedy' ***** (Scotsman).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: flight of stairs
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • 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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Tony Smith 98 days ago

This show is brilliant! The comics are so creative, and the ideas they come out with are hilarious! And the charges are mad! Training wasps to pick-pocket, stealing imaginary dog food, going on a gap y-ah! They turn the mundane into the most heinous crimes imaginable!
It's the third visit in a row I've seen it, and every year I speak to people in the queue who have been before. A real Edfringe favourite!

Hannah Watson 100 days ago

This was so much fun! An interactive experience (but not too interactive in the way that makes you panic as an audience member) that was genuinely so funny! Our judge was Steffan Alun and was so witty - our case also got called up! Super funny and a great way to showcase individual talents from the Fringe in a hilarious improv setting!

Thomas Denman 100 days ago

Great show, great format - excellent comedians. Jade Fernley was our judge and she kept the other comedians on their toes. The quick witted quips and drawn out awkward moments gave a real tension to the interactions with the defendant/accusers.
Really good for a group of friends to enjoy over a pint. Who knew that a penguin biscuit could be the victim of such maltreatment!

Russell Emeny 102 days ago

Despite the idea having promise, this courtroom show didn’t work for me. Performances were awkward and humour absent. I think the actors knew they were sinking. I realise improv is difficult and this show proves it.

Susan W 109 days ago

We enjoyed this show very much. The “judge” and “lawyers” kept the audience laughing for the whole hour long show. Audience members fill in a card before the show to “accuse” their friend/partner, etc of a crime, for which the defendant is put on trial. The audience decide the outcome of each trial - guilty or not guilty. A very engaging show and all who took part kept the laughs coming. Definitely one to see!

Leah Barrow 113 days ago

This was really fun - Aideen McQueen and Stefan Alun in particular were great performers. It made us want to see their own stand up shows. Lots of the audience got to join in (if they wanted to - if for some reason you don't want to participate, just don't fill in a card at the beginning and make sure no one with you does either!) and it kept us completely engaged. My only criticism would be that the full trials were a lot more fun than the quick ones, so it would be better to cover fewer cases (the funniest ones) more in depth.

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