Around three million people in the UK have kidney disease

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Celebrities sign-up for comedy game show in aid of Kidney Research UK

Celebrities Marcus Brigstocke, Luisa Omielan and Alex Edelman are among those lined up to guest star in a show at the Edinburgh Fringe this month - which will also be raising money for Kidney Research UK.

Werewolf: Live - Charity Spectacular! Takes place at 11.30pm at the Udderbelly on August 21 for one night only.

The special show is billed as an ‘hour of intrigue, backstabbing and mob rule in which the innocent villagers must fend off the two-faced werewolves before they get torn limb from limb’.

And the charity special is raising funds for Kidney Research UK because it is a cause close to host Jon Gracey’s heart.

Jon said: “My dad has had two kidney transplants, so Kidney Research UK is an important cause for my family. My brother ran the London marathon for the charity a few years ago, but I can’t run, so I prance about on stage in a cape instead. Kidney disease can strike anyone at any age and there’s no cure yet, so we’re hoping to raise a big chunk of cash.”

Werewolf: Live has previously been nominated for Best Newcomer at Brighton Fringe (2017), had a total sell-out at Vault Festival (2017) and appeared at Sydney Fringe (2017).

Jon added: “Introducing comedians will put a special spin on the show. Think: The Wrestling, but with less physical prowess and more petty grudges.”

Guest stars include Marcus Brigstocke, Luisa Omielan, Nish Kumar, Alex Edelman, Alice Fraser, Laura Lexx, The Noise Next Door, Tom Houghton and secret surprise guests.

Visit The Edinburgh Festival Fringe to get your tickets.