Edinburgh Fringe 2022

Seabright Productions confirm Edinburgh Fringe 2022 line-up of 12 unique shows … including LBC’s Iain Dale exclusively interviewing the First Minister of Scotland

Producer James Seabright said: “For our first full fringe season in three years, I’m excited to be bringing a wonderful range of theatre, comedy and conversation to the world’s largest arts festival. With everything from Iain Dale interviewing Nicola Sturgeon to a fictional take on Boris Johnson’s debut fringe show, via returning favourites Trainspotting and Black Is The Color Of My Voice, and parodies of Buffy and Die Hard, all life is here!”


Are You Being Murdered? by David Semple, starring Arthur Bostrom
Pleasance at EICC 4-20 Aug (not 10, 17) 1.30pm
Murder mystery starring Arthur Bostrom (‘Allo ‘Allo!) set in the golden age of BBC sitcoms, from Father Brown writer David Semple. Extra turns detective… as the culprit fears detection, could Jamie have spoken his last ‘rhubarb’?

Attenborough and His Animals by Clownfish Theatre
Gilded Balloon at the Museum 4 – 21 Aug (not 10, 17) 3.30pm
The magic of David Attenborough live! Two hapless fools recreate wonderful scenes of the natural world. Clownfish Theatre’s show comes to Edinburgh debut after award-winning seasons at Adelaide Fringe and immediately prior to a London run at Wilton’s Music Hall (30 Aug – 03 Sept).

Black is The Color of My Voice by Apphia Campbell
Pleasance at EICC 4-20 Aug (not 10, 17) 3.00pm
Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell‘s solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone returns.
Direct from sold-out UK tour which concluded with a London run at the King’s Head Theatre.

Boris Live at Five by Jonathan Maitland
Gilded Balloon at the Museum 4 – 28 Aug (not 10, 17, 24) 5.00pm
Ask anything of our fearless leader at this chat-show-cum-Question-Time-cum-work-event (wine/cheese/cake available at bar). Created by Jonathan Maitland, inspired by his hit 2019 play The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson. Starring Will Barton who also appeared in that London and UK touring hit as Boris Johnson.

Buffy ReVamped by Brendan Murphy
Pleasance at EICC 4-20 & 27-29 Aug (not 10, 17) 7.30pm
Seven seasons. Seventy minutes. One Spike. Cult 90s TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as told through the eyes of the one person who knows it inside out: Spike. New parody from award-winning Brendan Murphy (star of FRIEND). The show makes its Edinburgh Fringe debut after sell-out London runs at Wilton’s Music Hall and the King’s Head.

Iain Dale: All Talk and Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith’s For The Many Live
Pleasance at EICC
All Talk: 6 – 9 Aug 1.30pm, 6 – 14 Aug 4.30pm and 10 Aug 12pm with Nicola Sturgeon MSP.
For The Many Live: 10 – 14 Aug 1.30pm

Following his sell-out debut in 2019, award-winning LBC radio presenter, author and political commentator Iain Dale returns with his acclaimed, penetrating insight on current affairs, hosting 13 live All Talk interviews with high-profile guests as well as five editions of smash-hit podcast For The Many with former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. The All Talk season includes an appearance by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, who made her fringe debut as Iain’s guest in 2019.

MANBO starring Sam Dugmore
Gilded Balloon Teviot 3 – 29 Aug (not 10, 17, 24) 5:45pm
Sam Dugmore stars as one of the greatest action heroes of all time unearthing ruthless man-skills to confront his biggest nemesis… himself. Best Comedy Award, Adelaide Fringe Festival. Best Newcomer, Sydney Comedy Festival.

Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man
Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose 5 – 28 Aug (not 10, 17, 24) 9.30pm
A Romantic Comedy. With Benefits. Direct from sell-out seasons in New York, Las Vegas and Chicago featuring its original US stars! Presented by Matt Murphy Productions, with general management by Seabright Productions.

Trainspotting Live by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson
Pleasance at EICC 4 – 28 Aug (not 10, 17, 22) 6.00pm & 9.00pm
Acclaimed immersive adaptation of Irvine Welsh‘s classic, staged in a bespoke venue unique to the show. The audience are literally part of the action, including the notorious ‘worst toilet in Scotland’ scene. Direct from a global tour, this is a ticket to ride you won’t soon forget. Back after five sold-out Fringe seasons, so book early! Choose life.

Will Pickvance – Half Man Half Piano
Assembly George Square Gardens 3 – 28 Aug (not 10, 17, 24) 7.25pm
New show from Edinburgh’s piano man, the virtuosic Will Pickvance who won the Three Weeks Editors’ Award for his previous shows including Anatomy of the Piano. Original piano works and songs jostle for position with musical anecdotes in an intimate, beautiful Spiegeltent to create a feelgood night out. Directed by James Callas Ball (Amélie).

Yippee Ki Yay by Richard Marsh, directed by Hal Chambers
Gilded Balloon Teviot 3 – 29 Aug (not 10, 17, 24) 4:35pm
Achingly funny, rhyming retelling of classic (festive?) film Die Hard from Richard Marsh: Fringe First winner, BBC Audio Drama Best Comedy winner and New York cop (one of these is untrue). When gunmen seize an LA skyscraper, off-duty policeman John McClane is the hostages’ only hope. This uplifting action romp (and unauthorised parody) pays affectionate tribute to the iconic 80s fan favourite. Content warning: divorce, foot trauma, German terrorists.





As well as producing its own work there, and co-producing with others, Seabright Productions also works on a general management and marketing consultancy basis on behalf of other producers looking to present work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.

Please contact us if you are interested in discussing such an arrangement. Previous clients and collaborators include Broadway Asia International, Steven Berkoff’s East Productions, Blue Box Touring, Chantal Productions, and many more.

Between 2003 and 2014 we produced the Festival Highlights programme in Edinburgh, which brought over 200 productions to the fringe over this period.