Witch Hunt

Comedy (theatre, clown)

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  • Pleasance Dome - JackDome
  • 17:30
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: A&E Comedy
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation, nudity and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Signed Performance
    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


Following their award-winning show Enter The Dragons, A&E Comedy return with a surreal and darkly hilarious brouhaha directed by Cal McCrystal. These coven-ready weird sisters will be brewing a cautionary tale for our time as they ask who really holds the power in a world where the witches are hunting and predators have become the prey. Winner of Best Show at Brighton Fringe 2017. Guardian top pick at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 for Enter the Dragons. ***** (FunnyWomen.com). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (Skinny). 'Totally unapologetic, brilliantly outrageous' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Gleefully improper fun' (Guardian).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Main queue beside spiral staircase. Lift access via lift at rear of bar — this is at the rear of the venue. Ask staff for assistance. Also applicable for Brooke’s Club.
  • 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

Signed performances

  • Dates: 26 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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

Lucy Black 116 days ago

Amazing costumes! Incredible puppets! Pussy siting! Bonus magic tricks! What more could you ask for? Down the witchery lane you go for some hilarious adult comedy. (I'd say 18+). Gets my award for best expressive dance parody e v e r let alone best disappearing body trick. FANTASTIC!

david lloyd 116 days ago

Loved their show last year. Loved this one even more. So much inventiveness, energy and deft stage craft. Hilarious blend of folklore, fable, herstory and musical saw playing. Like the best Grimm tales, the show is at once darkly creepy, fantastical and lyrical - hysterical too. But, like those deep dark woods, there are some surprises in store, not least the unsettling descriptions of medieval witch trials, and a few magic tricks that even Debbie McGee's never pulled off on prime time telly. This is a team at the height of their powers. Can't wait to see what they do next.

Julie Phillips 117 days ago

Comedy more than drama is a very personal thing. Everyone can appreciate a good dramatic performance even if the subject matter is not to you liking, but we don’t all laugh at the same things. Did this make me laugh? No!

Alexa Nash 123 days ago

Second time I’ve seen them - hilarious double act! Very very funny, not to be missed!

Joanna Rosenwold 123 days ago

An absolute must see! Following their successful show ‘Enter the Dragons’ this didn’t let me down. Hilarious and witty these two women once again bring humour to Edinburgh Fringe and beyond, I suspect! Can’t wait for more..

Jenny Rowe 125 days ago

After 'Enter the Dragons', I couldn't miss these brilliant idiots at the Fringe. I would have happily watched an hour or more of just the witches with their horrible hands talking to the audience, but we got an eclectic cabaret of witchy storytelling into the bargain.

Safe to say, anything a and e comedy do, i'll be in the queue for tickets.

Emily Marron 126 days ago

Absolutely hilarious! The performers gave the audience a vital message of self empowerment and preservation in the face of so much oppression, in the most comical and clever way. I wish I could go a few more times! Also, the crafty costumes were fabulous.

Deborah S 126 days ago

Show was entertaining and well performed. Be aware, though, if you have younger people in your group, it's not really suitable for 14+ as rating suggests. Frequent sexual references and sustained female genital nudity, which not mentioned in show listing. An empowering message intended but needs to be for appropriate audience.

Roald Hovind 127 days ago

Funny and well written show and great performers. We loved it

Lauren Neville 129 days ago

Brilliant! This show is hilarious. You'll constantly be laughing and you'll leave smiling. These ladies are excellent performers and turn an empowering message into a wonderful theatrical comedy show.

Peter Chrisp 129 days ago

A brilliant double act, two supremely talented comediennes in a series of astounding costumes, but their facial expressions alone could carry the show. i saw it in Brighton fringe and loved it so much I came again in Edinburgh.

Sydny Hansen 130 days ago

Absolutely hilarious. I now love and worship these two women. Will leave you smiling - wear waterproof eye makeup, take my advice. I was laughing so hard I had streaks down my face.

Amy Beddows 130 days ago

Very funny, very surreal - these ladies are brilliant!

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 114 days ago

Feminism as whimsy, fairytale and some dubious prop magic – it is a whole, new, fun approach, and I recommend letting your witch out with Abigail and Emma. ...

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Voice Magazine (3/5 stars) 114 days ago

Witch Hunt is a huge hit with some, so give it a watch yourself and form your own opinions

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To Do List (3/5 stars) 115 days ago

Wonderful witchy women needed a couple more spellbinding laughs.Embrace your inner bwitch as A&E; COMEDY (Abigail and Emma) prove that women who aren’t Phoebe Waller-Bridge (and may have a few more years on her) can be very funny in this Mighty Boosh-esque hour of weirdness.From witchy witterings to retelling famous...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 117 days ago

We could all do with being "more witch", and A&E; Comedy make it very tempting to run away and join their coven. This is a fairytale adventure from the witches' point of view, injecting a little feminism and a lot of humour into classic tales. Cal McCrystal directs, a sure...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 125 days ago

Abigail Dooley and Emma Edward explore gender politics with wit and, more often than not, a dash of audacity - all in good taste, of course. Playing with folktale narratives, Witch Hunt attempts to deconstruct...

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