First raft of shows from 2012 Edinburgh Fringe programme

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New Fringe 2012 performances announced

Stewart Lee / Photo: Steve Ullathorne

Stewart Lee, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and more to appear at Fringe 2012

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has revealed around 60 shows to take place at this year's event in August. The announcement comes weeks before the full line-up announcement on Thu 31 May.

Comedy shows form the bulk of the latest show announcements, featuring performances from Stewart Lee, Alan Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Jason Byrne, Danny Bhoy, Daniel Sloss, Greg Proops, Jimmy Carr, Rhys Darby, Phil Jupitus and Stephen K Amos.

Some theatre shows were also revealed - Karen's Way (about Holocaust escapee Karen Gershon), contemporary Aeschylus adaptation Seven Against Thebas and two MacBeth adaptations (MacBeth in Scots and rock opera 'Beth).

Jim Hunt and Paul Kelly will play music shows, Spank and the infamous Late'n'Live will host late night comedy showcases, and children can enjoy performances of Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Nessie the Loch Ness Monster.

For full listings, see the Fringe website. We'll have more info here as it becomes available.

Alan Davies: Life is Pain

Best known as Stephen Fry's mop-topped buffoon on QI and duffle-coated detective in Jonathan Creek, Alan returns to his stand-up roots.

Jason Byrne: People's Puppeteer

Livewire Byrne returns with another frantic show full of props, clowning and fast-paced lunacy.

Rhod Gilbert: The Man with the Flaming Battenberg Tattoo

The (formerly) angry Welshman takes his perennially hoarse voice on the road for a far more mellow tour (he says) and hopefully an explanation as to how he ended up with a tattoo on his shoulder of a flaming slice of Battenberg cake.

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre. Brand new show from award-winning Scamp Theatre (Stick Man). Adapted from the bestselling books by Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (creators of The Gruffalo). A magical collection of Julia Donaldson's most popular titles including Tiddler…

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