Christopher Biggins, the much-loved actor, presenter and entertainer, has announced the line-up for TEA with Christopher Biggins & Guests at The Fringe at Prestonfield (venue 105) for fun, chat and fabulous musical entertainment when the new Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue opens its doors from Friday 18 – Sunday 27 August 2023.
Joining Christopher Biggins for his 4pm chat shows at Prestonfield* will be:
Friday 18 August: American singer-songwriter Dean Friedman and Artistic Director of the longest-running play in the world, The Mousetrap, Denise Silvey
Sunday 20 August: author Sally Magnusson; composer and lyricist Alexander Bermange and the cast of I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical
Monday 21 August: Loose Women panellist and broadcast journalist Kaye Adams, comedian Ed Byrne, and Thunderstruck writer, actor and bagpiper David Colvin
Tuesday 22 August: author Jenny Colgan and Edinburgh writer and broadcaster Liam Rudden
Friday 25 August: actress and Loose Women panellist Linda Robson, singer-songwriter and front-woman of Scottish punk legends The Rezillos, Fay Fife
Saturday 26 August: actor Jeffrey Holland (Hi De Hi/And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel), actor Graham Seed (The Archers), writer and actor Tim Whitnall and the musicians from Lena
*line-up subject to change/additions, visit www.fringeatprestonfield.co.uk.
Christopher will also host An Audience With chat shows, in conversation with Julian Clary on 20 August at 7pm, Stephanie Beacham on 23 August at 4pm and Dame Arlene Phillips and Anton Du Beke on 23 August at 7pm.
Christopher Biggins said: “I love afternoon tea and cannot wait to have a gossipy Earl Grey with all my exotic guests. Come and join me at Prestonfield at 4pm for a divine chat and cuppa”.
Edinburgh’s prestigious and beautiful Prestonfield House is situated within twenty acres of gardens and located next to Arthur’s Seat, offering the perfect location to avoid the hustle and bustle, but just minutes away from the Old Town.
During Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Prestonfield House, guests can enjoy Prestonfield House’s own ‘Fringe Village’ complete with champagne, wines and beers, ice cream and pizza for some pre and post show festivities.
Prestonfield House is a fantastic dining option for those looking to retreat from the city centre while enjoying the festive atmosphere in all its glory. Soak up the celebratory atmosphere with an array of dining options including the Summer Holiday Afternoon Tea in the gardens (in honour of Sir Cliff Richard’s shows at the venue), a delightful lunch or dinner in Rhubarb Restaurant or an intimate dining experience in one of the hotel’s private rooms.
The Fringe at Prestonfield is produced by Denise Silvey, Christopher Biggins and Jane Compton (CDJ Entertainment), along with Prestonfield House.