This is Your Trial returns to the Fringe

3 August 2016

Inksters are once again sponsoring This is Your Trial at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Returning for the 4th year, This Is Your Trial – the UK’s only court based improvised show, is back, with more outrageous justice and japes.

The show will continue attracting the brightest and the best talent in town, to wear the wigs and legal robes, prosecuting and defending members of the audience of charges brought by their friends.

This is Your Trial 2016

Thom Tuck presides, with guests already confirmed that include Clive Anderson, Marcus Brigstocke, Susan Calman, Josie Long, Trevor Lock, Pippa Evans, Deborah Frances-White, Phil Nichol and of course Tim Fitzhigham.

It’s a Fringe-goers dream come true; an improvised show, where top comedians play lawyers prosecuting and defending charges set against you. You decide the accused and their charges by simply filling in the charge sheet (which you can do with an Inksters supplied pencil) – no one is safe! The performers decide the arguments for each case. You decide their guilt. YOU are the jury!

This follows on from a successful sponsorship by Inksters of the run of shows at the Fringe in 2014 and 2015. Inksters’ involvement with This is Your Trial began in 2013 when the firm's founder, Brian Inkster, had his very own This is Your Trial show for one day at the Fringe: This is Your Trial: Brian Inkster. He was found not guilty on charges of High Treason for having his eyes on the Scottish, or was it Shetland, Crown.

This is Your Trial - Edinburgh Fringe 2014 - Court Artist

Proceedings will be recorded by a court artist and a stenographer (tweeter!) selected from the audience. The Trial Inksters Scoreboard will keep a running tally of which comedy QCs have the most wins throughout the run of shows.

This is Your Trial 2016

The show’s creator, David Allison, said "this is a show inspired by law, I studied it, love the practice of it, but love comedy a little bit more. Somehow I've found a way to combine the two. For a change, lawyers can come do jury service in our audience, poacher turned gamekeeper, or is it the other way around?"

Brian Inkster said "This is Your Trial gets bigger and better every year. It is great for the show to be returning for a fourth year and for Inksters to be part of it again. Law can be fun and at Inksters we like to show that side of it!".

The shows are at 7.30pm each night from 3rd to 28th August at the Guilded Balloon Teviot (Wine Bar) .

Inksters are encouraging the audience to share the fun and post photos, quotes, comments or highlights online using #trialinksters, or email them to and Inksters will have prizes of Pinkster Gin for the ones that tickle their fancy. You can follow the fun at

Do come along and join in the fun. You can buy tickets online: This is Your Trial Festival Fringe 2016 Tickets

“Priceless improvised observations” MIRROR
"A superb improvised show. Seriously good fun. Book ahead" IRISH SUN
“A genuinely inventive, intelligent, comedy creation” SCOTSMAN
“The only court where the law isn’t an ass, but the lawyers are” Al Murray

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