The Voodoo Rooms (Venue 68) is very pleased to be an official venue of PBH's Free Fringe 2012 and we have a full schedule of quality shows running daily in The Speakeasy, The Ballroom & The French Quarter, many of which you can enjoy completely free of charge.
The Speakeasy is a self contained function room with a licenced bar - Customers are also welcome to visit the main bar & restaurant. Shows will be seated.
Please read on for details of our shows in The Speakeasy, click here for our Free Fringe 2012 schedule in The Ballroom or visit the Free Fringe website for more details.
Speakeasy @ TVR from 12:05 - 13:00, Aug 4-14
Jack and Nikki: Killing Machines [Comedy]
Jack Heal (Chortle Student Comedian 2008) and Nikki Blemings (a girl) request the pleasure of your company at their business seminar on contract killing. Bring cash for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Goggles optional. A Tea Fuelled Production.
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 12:05 - 13.00, August 15-25
Failure And How to Achieve It [Comedy]
In this fast-paced new comedy from Max Fletcher and Nick Davies of the Oxford Revue, two pastry chefs search for the perfect marriage of cake and frosting. ‘Pastry chefs... nowhere to be found’- Oxford Student
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 13:15 - 14:10, August 4 - 25
Kieran Hodgson: Supervillain [Comedy]
Brand new character comedy about crime, punishment and regional vigilantes. Starring Kieran Hodgson, of Fringe favourites Kieran and the Joes. ‘Relentlessly hilarious’ ***** (Daily Telegraph) ‘Intelligently written and skilfully acted’ ****(Chortle) ‘hilarity…delightfully misguided’**** (Metro)
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 14:25 - 15:25, August 4-13
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 14:25 - 15:25, August 15-25
The Big Lunch [Comedy]
It was most popular crime drama on children’s television. Join former child actors Tom and Liz for sketch comedy about show business and coming of age. ‘Had the house beside itself’ **** (ThreeWeeks), ‘genuinely clever and witty comedy’ (Theatre Guide London)
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 15:40 - 16:40, August 4-12, 14-25
Owen Niblock: Codemaker [Comedy]
Life through a lens. A Google-shaped lens. A tale of love, life and computer programming. Join Owen as he looks back on his life so far. ‘Ground-breaking’ Scotsman. ‘Inspired and offbeat’ Chortle.co.uk ‘the master of all geekdom’ **** ThreeWeeks – www.comedygeek.com
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 16:50 - 17:50, August 4-7, 9-12
Fat Kitten Goes Speed Dating [Comedy]
Make-a-Wish Theatresports Cup 2011 winners Fat Kitten Improv bring their exciting new improv comedy speed dating show. Three minutes. Two actors. One suggestion. No escape.
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 16:50 - 17:50, August 8,15,22
Casual Violence: Om Nom Nominous [Comedy]
Award-winning tragicomedy sketch bastards present their weirdest and most wonderful characters from the last three years, for three nights only. Including material from their five star shows "Choose Death" and "Maniack". "The next stars of the genre" ***** (ThreeWeeks) “Twisted, smart and unique” **** (UK Comedy Guide) **** “Gloriously bleak” (Skinny)
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 16:50 - 17:50, August 13,14,16-21,23-25
Fat Kitten vs. the World [Comedy]
Make-a-Wish Theatresports Cup 2011 winners Fat Kitten Improv take on guest groups in a furious improv comedy smackdown to the death. Actual death not guaranteed. Sold-out 2010, 2011.
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 18:05 - 19:00, August 4-19, 21-25
Boris Nicoli's "Hamered and Tickled" [Comedy]
Arriving in the UK with only an entertainment visa and his “fake” mind reading experiments, now visa is expiring. Unexplainable Mind Reading demonstrations with a twist of Original Comedy and KGB leanings, Boris is looking for love. “We are the show together with great minds interacting, like no other. –Boris-
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 19:15 - 20:10, August 4-25
Kabarett: Alternative Variety [Cabaret]
Edinburgh's foremost purveyors of twisted cabaret return to the Fringe with showcase of the Festival's finest alt. variety acts. Expect dazzling burlesque, circus sideshow, experimental live art, music & comedy in an eclectic revue which is different each night. (Refreshingly non-conformist - The Scotsman) (The Real Underground Cabaret **** - The Skinny)
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 20:25 - 21:20, August 4-12, 14-19, 21-25
Vintage Porn. Modern Toss. Cabaret filth-monger Ophelia Bitz combines irreverent comedy, silver-screen smut and anachronistic pop music for a gigglesome night you'll never forget! "Don't Miss Her Show!" (Time Out London) www.artwank.co.uk
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 21:25 - 22:35, Aug 4-25
Paul Dabek - Nothing up my sleeve! [Magic]
Comedy conjurer Paul Dabek returns. Cheeky, charming and very tricky. An eclectic mix of sleight of hand, illusion and quick fire comedy from a critically acclaimed international performer. 'Paul Dabek is quite simply superb!' - The Stage
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 22:50 - 23:50, Aug 4-12, 14-25
Magic Faraway Cabaret [Cabaret]
The best of The Fringe in burlesque and variety join this 'Fab lil' cabaret party featuring some of the capital's most colourful performers' (Time Out). Hosted by Dave The Bear, Claire Benjamin and Mister Meredith, enchanted worlds such as Banarnia and Popeye-dol showcase different acts every night. www.magicfarawaycabaret.com
Speakeasy @ Voodoo Rooms from 24:00 - 25:00, Aug 4-25
Itsy's Midnight Kabarett [Cabaret]
A late night, anarchic & intimate cabaret revue; back for a third year. Expect a bizarre and eclectic collection of the finest alt. variety, cabaret & sideshow artists at the Fringe, in a show that's different every night. ('Anarchic Variety' **** - The Skinny) ('Refreshingly non-conformist' - The Scotsman)
View the Fringe schedules for our other rooms here: