The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

Unlike an average Fringe activity, The Strange Friendship between Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini does not seek out to advert, entertain or mystify its audience. It seeks to welcome the converted and the curious to Spiritualism and after-death research... 

Korean Breath

Korean Breath

Bringing jazz and Korean traditions together, SE:UM have found the perfect recipe in their atmospheric show Korean Breath. Modestly done, the artistry of the instruments playing is astounding; from saxophone to traditional stringed instrument gayageum, these musicians know how to manipulate the audience's emotions... 

The Knowing Smirk Comedy Show

The Knowing Smirk Comedy Show

Banter and silliness are the driving force of this Cheltenham sketch comedy troupe. Comfortable in their own skin and being on the stage, The Knowing Smirk gang will welcome its audience to join in the fun as easily as inviting a friend to the local pub, and all the giggling that comes along with it... 

Submarine

Submarine

A seamless stage adaptation of book and film, Submarine deserves a round of applause. Coming-of-age, parental marital difficulties, terminal illness and the battle of hormones in a first relationship are all comically walked through in a pair of battered DocMartens by young Oliver Tate... 

Patriots

Patriots

Having to read the blurb on the back of the flyer at the end of the show, checking that the point hasn't flown over heads, is never a good sign. Though good intentions are patent and the elusive 'moral' and 'point' is apparently within grasp, Patriots doesn't quite tie up the tangled loose ends it has left dangling... 

Since Maggie Went Away

Since Maggie Went Away

Amid the discussion over the Irish Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill this year, Since Maggie Went Away could not come at a more relevant time. Based on true events, one-woman act Jacqueline Nolan narrates the story of abuse in the Catholic Church in Ireland between 1952 and modern day... 

The Black Sorrows

The Black Sorrows

Old-time blues rockers The Black Sorrows have been playing since the early 80s – plenty of time for them to tighten up on chords, learn the rhythm and throw in some obligatory classic guitar poses... 

Flamenco Escocia

Flamenco Escocia

Ricardo Garcia doesn't introduce himself when he walks on stage: he's not here to show off, he's here to guide you through Scotland's history and folklore with flamenco rhythms. His modest introduction engrosses you and before you know it the venue doors have closed and you're walking in the glens and mountains of the North... 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

No matter who you are, where you come from or if you've danced The Gay Gordon before, the Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall will inject a traditional Scottish night into your Fringe experience... 

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: Hansel and Gretel

Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: Hansel and Gretel

You think you know the story of Hansel and Gretel, but can you fully comprehend the suffering that they endured? Poverty, starvation, abandonment, incarceration, murder and insanity? No, you don't think about that bit, do you?Look beyond the candy sticks and the crumb trail, and goose pimple your way into the demented abusive tale of Fourth Monkey's adaptation...