Hancock's Half Hour

Hancock's Half Hour

From the producers of the critically acclaimed tours of Round the Horne and The Goon Show comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.In 1954, Tony Hancock burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Light Programme with a comedy show unlike anything the British public had heard before... 

Pinot! The Musical

Pinot! The Musical

Have fun learning French! Set in Paris, 'Pinot! The Musical' follows the adventures of Petrov, a young Russian cyclist who dreams of winnng the Tour de France! Follow him and his Cossack dancing friends on their thrilling journey which sees Petrov ingeniously change his name to ‘Pinot’! They meet colourful characters, including a beggar and a bag lady, two rival gangs of spoilt teenagers, and a very annoying policeman who keeps chasing them... 

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2018: Final

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2018: Final

Now in it’s 10th year. Leicester Square Theatre’s showcase for the UK's best up & coming New Comedians.The best acts from the 36 heats compete in the grand final in Leicester Square Theatre's Main House for the cash prize & the coveted title of New Comedian of the Year... 

Shane Todd: Hero

Shane Todd: Hero

Being named after an iconic Wild West film hero is a lot for anyone to live up to. Is Shane Todd a hero? Maybe. But also maybe not. Shane rides into town with a hilarious, brand new stand-up show... 

Little England

Little England

A tale of love and hate in Stoke on Trent Heidi has made her life in England but after losing her job she faces immediate deportation. Will she be captured by the sinister Immigration Office with its unsympathetic officials and vast network of eager informers? Will she find somewhere to hide? Will she even find love amidst the hatred and intolerance of post Brexit Britain... 

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2018: Semi Finals

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2018: Semi Finals

New Comedian of the Year is the new act competition produced by Leicester Square Theatre with places for  over 300 acts. Now in it’s 10th year  previous winners and finalists include Rob Beckett, Rachel Parris, Dane Baptise, Sofie Hagen, Tim Renkow, Bilal Zafar, Tez Ilyas and loads more… Heats take place throughout the Autumn season at the Museum of Comedy, culminating in the final in the Main House at Leicester Square Theatre in December... 

An Evening with Sophia Loren

An Evening with Sophia Loren

An Intimate Evening with Sophia Loren, one of Hollywood’s true goddesses of the silver screen.  Reluctant to give interviews, this is a unique, once in a lifetime experience not to be missed... 

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2018: Quarter Finals

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2018: Quarter Finals

New Comedian of the Year is the new act competition produced by Leicester Square Theatre with places for  over 300 acts. Now in it’s 10th year  previous winners and finalists include Rob Beckett, Rachel Parris, Dane Baptise, Sofie Hagen, Tim Renkow, Bilal Zafar, Tez Ilyas and loads more… Heats take place throughout the Autumn season at the Museum of Comedy, culminating in the final in the Main House at Leicester Square Theatre in December... 

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2018: Heats

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2018: Heats

New Comedian of the Year is the new act competition produced by Leicester Square Theatre with places for  over 300 acts. Now in it’s 10th year  previous winners and finalists include Rob Beckett, Rachel Parris, Dane Baptise, Sofie Hagen, Tim Renkow, Bilal Zafar, Tez Ilyas and loads more… Heats take place throughout the Autumn season at the Museum of Comedy, culminating in the final in the Main House at Leicester Square Theatre in December... 

Alan Cumming presents Club Cumming

Alan Cumming presents Club Cumming

Alan Cumming returns to the International Festival with his Club Cumming hedonistic extravaganza. 

La Cenerentola

La Cenerentola

A visually stunning and boldly staged production of Rossini’s opera. The classic tale of Cinderella is radically transformed by renowned director Stefan Herheim.  

HOME

HOME

A breathtaking and tender spectacle of illusion, choreography and storytelling that explores the everyday drama of what makes a house a home. 

Terra Is a Warm Gun

Terra Is a Warm Gun

'All the roses in the world... don't compare to the smell of my coochie... yayeah!' Hung Yung's one-woman, counter-culture, musical cabaret exploring the dark side of human nature. It's weird effing shit... 

The Best Play Ever

The Best Play Ever

Set deep in the dungeons of a medieval royal palace, two strangers, the Crown Polisher and the Horn Blower have been framed for the murder of Eric the Jester and have been condemned by King Louis to write the best play ever or they face execution by royal blade... 

The Famous 45

The Famous 45

Sometimes you have to step into the past to find the future. 45 year old Polly adopts a child from 1945. Join award winning storyteller Cathianne Hall to find out why. A story of numbers, neurons and naivety... 

Crack/ed

Crack/ed

Warden, a young single mother, is determined to fight to get her addict son Ryan the treatment that he needs, before it’s too late. But can nurse Clive help guide him to sobriety, or will Ryan’s past and toxic friendship with Simon dictate his future? Highlighting the reality of men’s mental health and addiction. 

Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games

Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games

The American comedian and creator of The Jeselnik Offensive comes to London two nights only with his brand new hour, Funny Games. Best known for his hit Netflix specials Caligula and Thoughts & Prayers, as well his infamous Roasts of Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen, Anthony is the MASTER of the perfectly crafted joke... 

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Ryan Young is an emerging young fiddle player bringing new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music. He has recently recorded his debut album with triple Grammy winner, Jesse Lewis, who has worked with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Bela Fleck... 

Distinction

Distinction

ZOO Venues in conjunction with DanceXchange and Dance 4 present a showcase of outstanding emerging companies. Don't miss out on a chance to see the very cutting edge of British dance... 

Auld Reekie Roller Girls Host Roller Derby Double Header

Auld Reekie Roller Girls Host Roller Derby Double Header

Auld Reekie Roller Girls are back once again for 2018! Watch full-contact rollerskating in an incredible showcase of one of the world's fastest-growing sports. Auld Reekie Roller Girls top international and local teams will be competing in an exciting showcase of this real, strong, athletic and revolutionary sport... 

Lau-Land

Lau-Land

A special International Festival Lau-Land by Scottish band Lau, featuring Joan As Police Woman, as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre. 

We Need To Talk About

We Need To Talk About

Award-winning Jolyon Rubinstein's hit satirical podcast is leaving the comfort of the Spotify studio and traveling to Edinburgh for three exclusive recordings. As always, Jolyon will be joined by three top-notch guests for your amusement and horror... 

Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher

For one night only! 'One of Britain's finest song interpreters' (Sing Out). 'Seems like Archie invented Scottish folk' (Boston Globe). From a singing Scots family (sisters Ray and Cilla were both professional singers) and known for superbly judged guitar accompaniments, Archie has long been a most highly regarded and respected Scottish folk singer... 

The Extension

The Extension

Two scientists, an undisclosed location and a secret to tell – they are in desperate need of your help. Are you the answer they're looking for? Electrick Village are thrilled to invite you to the premiere of The Extension... 

Classical at One

Classical at One

A showcase of the finest piano and chamber music from Royal Conservatoire Scotland and St Mary’s Music School rising stars, featuring great composers such as Bach, Rachmaninov and Mozart... 

Love Lab

Love Lab

Meet Livia and Perry, two people looking for The One. Love Lab, a new dating show claims to have the answer… but how will they fair under the microscope of an international audience? Are these singletons really willing to expose themselves?This one act original explores our obsession with the digital and comments on how social media and reality TV is affecting our pursuit for true love. 

What The Moon Saw

What The Moon Saw

A magical journey around the world... A dance and circus performance for little ones and their families. Scared of the dark, young Jack opens his bedroom window to find a familiar friendly face, The Moon... 

CanadaClub

CanadaClub

Multi award-winning venue CanadaHub returns to the Fringe with a new late-night show. Guest hosts introduce the best of Canadian cabaret, comedy and music from across the festival. All acts guaranteed to have been to Canada at least once... 

Django Django

Django Django

Genre-blurring band Django Django are joined by C Duncan and Happy Meals for an evening of heavy hitting pop acts at Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside. 

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbird is Marcus McManus' debut play, taking place at the Camden Fringe 2018. The piece explores how society deals with global issues. This play poses such uncomfortable questions as: why do people care more about one missing girl than they do about global warming? It is a hard-hitting and fast-paced piece of original writing that challenges the failings of 21st Century Western society. 

King Creosote

King Creosote

King Creosote returns to the International Festival as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre.  

Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis

Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis

 

Hard Working, Saviours of Soul

Hard Working, Saviours of Soul

Join us in our overarching quest as we bring soul music to a troubled world. The LoC are a 10-piece soul collective to reignite the dwindling fire in your heart. We’re living out The Commitments dream through the music of Wilson, Otis, Aretha, Martha, Percy and the soul greats... 

Confessions of a Child Star

Confessions of a Child Star

One woman’s embarrassing journey from child star dreams to inadequate adulthood. A 'How (not) To' guide to life, love and success. How (not) to achieve your dreams, find love and do it with your dignity intact!Using well-known songs from pop, rock and folk genres she weaves together a familiar narrative that anyone who’s ever been a 20-something will relate to... 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Stunning, skilful magic from Caspar Thomas. Following his successful runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes 2015 to 2017, Caspar returns to Edinburgh to perform more new and classic (invented by some of the greatest magicians of the last 120 years) close-up, interactive, before-your-very-eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism... 

Hurricane Vs Robot

Hurricane Vs Robot

Strap in for a strikingly alternative show from deadpan character act, 'The Robot' Nicholas Everritt and nutbag improviser extraordinairé Pete 'The Hurricane' Nash. 'This guy is brilliant!' (Dustin Cardinal Burns)... 

Bristol Revunions Present: Hoops

Bristol Revunions Present: Hoops

The Bristol Revunions return to the free Fringe with their show Hoops. Featuring a three-week rotating cast across the festival, the show promises to be a 'masterclass in student sketch comedy' (Epigram, 2017). 

Modern Horror Stories

Modern Horror Stories

An anthology horror show featuring eight modern day tales of terror, death and the supernatural. From online paranoia and ghost hunting, to the perils of dating after the zombie apocalypse... 

Look, it's Tom Little, Alright?

Look, it's Tom Little, Alright?

Tom Little won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015, was a BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014 finalist, and appeared in both Pleasance Comedy Reserve and Big Value showcases so, you know, be impressed... 

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manly-ness

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manly-ness

What if you were taught how to be a man but you weren’t yet a man? So you un-taught yourself and then you learned again from someone else and they were also wrong. So you decided to read a book about it... 

Ania and Riss Are Trying Their Hardest

Ania and Riss Are Trying Their Hardest

Funny Women regional finalist Ania Magliano and Cambridge Footlight Riss Obolensky have joined forces after two successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe: The Footlights International Tour Show (Pleasance Dome) and Switch: A Sketch Show (Underbelly Med Quad)... 

Aaron Simmonds and the Person That He Loves

Aaron Simmonds and the Person That He Loves

Join Jewish comedian of the year and wheelchair enthusiast Aaron Simmonds for his show all about love, sex and Harry Potter. BBC New Comedian finalist 2017. 

Good Grief

Good Grief

Whether you’re mourning a loved one, your youth, or last night’s bottle(s) of Pinot, grief is inevitable and never convenient. Australian comedian Nat Harris takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the five stages of grief in 50 minutes: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance... 

Bruce: Just a Pretty Face

Bruce: Just a Pretty Face

The debut solo show from ex-President of the Oxford Revue, Georgia Bruce. Bruce is a character comedy show but with more music, more colours, and more Dolly Parton. Georgia shakes up the traditional character comedy formula and uses it to explore the way she sees the world through colours, and how she approaches both comedy and songwriting... 

White Feminist

White Feminist

Are you one of the good ones? Did you go to a women's march? Would you boycott Becky? Tonight someone's gonna. Host Becky Harlowe is filming this episode live and you're so #blessed to be in her studio audience... 

I Have Always Been a Storm

I Have Always Been a Storm

In a fantastical world where weather is rigidly controlled by the Shipping Forecast, an individual weather pattern dares to question their assigned role. With help from the audience (and lots of dancing), they battle the powers-that-be to reclaim their identity and emerge as the force of nature they truly are... 

Professor Novak Presents: Cabinet – A Victorian Séance

Professor Novak Presents: Cabinet – A Victorian Séance

Past secrets remain hidden, not by the sinister or well-meant, but from fear. Fear of the veil and what lies beyond. Aided by Elizabeth and the Davenport's spirit cabinet, Professor Novak offers an invitation of enlightenment... 

Conor Clarke McGrath: Stalagmite

Conor Clarke McGrath: Stalagmite

Combining disciplines of theatre and stand-up comedy, Stalagmite is a surreal, raw and soggy performance exploring the resilience it takes to love again. And again. It\'s alternative comedy and is not for the faint of heart (or those who think that Conor is a witch)... 

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible

‘Poet of the Impossible’ is a beautifully crafted weaving of magic and spoken word created by Scots-Italian magician and playwright, Lorenzo Novani. The words spellbind and the magic defies logic and gravity. 

No Success Like Failure

No Success Like Failure

How do we define success? Is failure ever an option? Is a teasmade an appropriate 60th birthday gift? Does anyone really know what is going on at all, ever? Expect beguiling stories and big belly laughs as Jake attempts to answer these questions and more... 

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

The Ladies Loo Chronicles is a fun, feisty and female-powered performance. Join us, as we take you for a trip around the U-bend. Ever wondered what happens in the ladies loo?  

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

A hothouse bursting with dazzling new comedy blooms (metaphorical). Boasting the least traditional of double-act hosts – Thom Tuck and John-Luke Roberts – a swarm of permitted heckles, and a ludicrously over-ambitious booking policy... 

Von's Midnight Madness

Von's Midnight Madness

The Antipodean madman known as Von, shall be performing his fabled loops upon his eight-string guitar and telling his extraordinary tales with a twist of adult comedy and burlesque upon the hour of midnight in the infamous Black Medicine Basement... 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

On our tour we will reveal some of the secrets hidden within a city rich in culture and ancient history, and blessed with beauty. We will bring the past and its people vividly to life... 

Arthur Smith: Syd

Arthur Smith: Syd

Following the success of Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, the comedian, again accompanied by the mellifluous Smithereens, tells the story of his own father in this brand-new show. Syd Smith fought at El Alamein, became a POW and ended the war in the notorious Colditz Castle in Germany... 

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

The Naked Video and Absolutely Fabulous star feels it's time to spill, before she forgets and gets taken off the patches altogether. What went on in the Big Brother house? Can she be honest about stand-up comedy, being fat, wheezy and other secrets? Probably not... 

The Meeting

The Meeting

Tony hasn't shown up to the meeting. Lisa fears the worst... well she doesn't fear exactly, she doesn't feel fear, or any emotions really. A newcomer, Chris, arrives. Chris gets the impression something isn't quite right after the others introduce themselves... 

The King and Ol' Blue Eyes

The King and Ol' Blue Eyes

Following his army demob, Elvis Presley joins Frank Sinatra’s 1960 Timex TV show special. Join award-winner for portraying Frank Sinatra, Richard Shelton and internationally renowned interpreter of Elvis, Oliver Harris as they capture the magical legendary performance of Ol’ Blue Eyes and The King, singing hits including Witchcraft, Fly Me to the Moon, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes and My Way. 

Girl World

Girl World

Is this a pop-tastic wonderland? Or a foul-mouthed, sex-obsessed battleground with no chance of escape? A playful and provocative coming-of-age comedy. Set in a hellacious no man's land with live band, song and dance, goddess-worship, violence, octopus birthing and Beckett-tinged woe-begottenness... 

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Bare Productions are a new, fresh Edinburgh-based company comprising of some of the best local talent who have all performed in multiple five-star sell-out shows at the Fringe. This year they bring Schulz’s comic characters to life in this Tony Award-winning musical... 

Joke Addict

Joke Addict

As seen on Russell Howard's Hour and fresh from a world tour via Wembley with Paul Chowdhry, one of Britain’s funniest and most talented comedians presents his brand new show about being a working-class parent out of his depth... 

Dome Nights: Wish You Were Here – Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd

Dome Nights: Wish You Were Here – Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd

Lose yourself in Pink Floyd's classic album Wish You Were Here, this new full-dome music and light show interprets the acclaimed rock album through mesmerising HD graphics. 

Le Carnaval des Animaux / Un Gâteau pour Cubitus

Le Carnaval des Animaux / Un Gâteau pour Cubitus

French bande desinée authors Michel Rodrigue and Michel Janvier bring some of the most memorable characters from French comics (Cubitus, Rantanplan, Marsupilami, Boule and Bill) from the page to the puppet stage... 

Dome Nights: The Wall – Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd

Dome Nights: The Wall – Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd

Inspired by the music of Pink Floyd's album The Wall. Travel back in time to 1979 with this progressive rock album enhanced with spectacular wrap-around immersive dome visuals. 

Dome Nights: Dark Side of the Moon – Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd

Dome Nights: Dark Side of the Moon – Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd

Inspired by the music of Pink Floyd, this dome spectacular features the 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon in explosive surround sound. With spellbinding abstract projections on the dome, audiences will be surrounded to create a truly astonishing experience. 

The Miles Jupp Interviews

The Miles Jupp Interviews

On each day of this run Miles Jupp (actor, writer, comedian and host of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) will sit down in a hopefully comfy chair (ideally one with arms) in front of a discerning audience and opposite a carefully selected guest of interest and note and then proceed to have a proper and honest conversation about that person’s life and career, hopes and fears, triumphs and disasters and anything else that needs or doesn’t need to be said... 

Madame Señorita: QUEST!ON

Madame Señorita: QUEST!ON

Award-winning Spanish clown-diva show inspired by a life crisis and the really big questions. Chaotic, funny and at moments heart-breakingly sad. \\\\\\\'A physical comedy talent\\\\\\\' (Chortle... 

Jet of Blood

Jet of Blood

Brought to you by Civil Disobedience and that actor trapped inside the fur suit in Roddy Bottum's Sasquatch: The Opera, Jet of Blood is the documadrama/ballet/opera/performance art/musical/protest piece you've haven't been waiting for... 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

You awake to find yourself in The Dark Room! You (the audience) must choose an option – will you A) Find the light switch? B) Cry for help? C) Go north? Come and play a live-action, text-based adventure game! It's a choose your own adventure – so choose it! After 4 million YouTube hits, 10 crowd-surfs, four death threats and sell-out shows worldwide, cult hit The Dark Room returns to Edinburgh for its seventh consecutive run! Winner: ThreeWeeks Editors' Award Best Comedy Award... 

David Earl Is Brian Gittins: Don't Feed the Monkey Man

David Earl Is Brian Gittins: Don't Feed the Monkey Man

As seen on Ricky Gervais’ Derek, Sky’s Rovers and Channel 4’s Gittins. David Earl’s alter ego, Brian Gittins, is a complete berk and according to the Sussex Argus, 'the world’s worst comedian'... 

Tony Law: A Lost Show

Tony Law: A Lost Show

A journey through the side and under-mind. Cold fresh pillow. Come! Under radar fresh for you. Tony doesn’t have the vocabulary or word-learning to express the powerful towering healing depths of the ancient soul unity snap... 

Sisters

Sisters

An everlasting spell. An impossible quest. Two sisters named You and Me. A prince named Him. An audience named Them. Staying true to the ethos of previous shows by The 7 Fingers, Sisters takes us on an experimental and human voyage... 

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Comfortably in his forties, award-winning comedian and new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types because it's the Fringe... 

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Yes, big topics are discussed. Her labia, for one. But also shame, sobriety and unrequested sex. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight... 

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Ever wanted to know the meaning of life? No, neither has Jen, she's too busy trying to stop her twins from using her shoes as a toilet. Still, we're only on this planet for a finite time, wouldn't it be good to find a bit of meaning in your otherwise pointless existence? Join Jen as she clutches at all the straws trying to make sense of it all... 

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (Work in Progress)

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (Work in Progress)

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work... 

The Abode

The Abode

Welcome to the subconscious fantasy realm of oppressed white American men! Davey Anderson\'s new play follows young Samuel into the alt-right. Samuel feels like an outsider, unvalued in his own country... 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix is returning to Edinburgh before heading out on his first world tour. He’ll be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation... 

Magnum Opus

Magnum Opus

Expect to be moved. Expect to be thrilled. Expect bears. So many bears*. Hector Dunderbridge, world famous playwright, author, and bee wrangler, is unveiling his latest, greatest, show: a white-knuckle ride into the dark heart of humanity, and a search for the true meaning of Orlando Bloom**... 

Larry Dean: Bampot

Larry Dean: Bampot

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry returns with a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' **** (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem... 

Willis & Vere: A Serious Play About World War II

Willis & Vere: A Serious Play About World War II

Winner: VAULT Festival Comedy Award. Winner: Brighton Fringe Comedy Award. A hilarious new farce about the tragedies of war. As always, hecklers will be forcibly removed. Follow up to the five-star, award-winning comedy The Starship Osiris... 

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Later this year Phil embarks on a national tour of his hit show Your Wrong. Your Wronger, will be a glorious expansion on the same themes that reflect upon, amongst many other things, his big brother Andrew’s severe car accident and the resulting five-week-long coma... 

Life Coach (Age 14)

Life Coach (Age 14)

A letter from the past, a date with a doomsday survivalist and the start of your dream career. What would you do if you could find out what your teenage self thought of your current life? Life Coach (Age 14) is a show about accepting who we are and what we've done, even the time we accidentally slapped a girl in the face with our man boob... 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Join us on a thrilling journey to a future age where things are not as they seem. Has mankind created a social utopia free from need, or does something sinister lurk below? Combining exquisite puppetry, scintillating melodrama and a luxurious soundscape, this fast-paced adaptation whisks family audiences along through HG Wells' sci-fi classic... 

Willis & Vere: Comedians After Hours Live

Willis & Vere: Comedians After Hours Live

Join Willis & Vere for their live comedy podcast recording with a new guest comedian every day. Free badges! Check the boards at Underbelly box offices for details. Previous guests have included: Geoff Norcott, Trevor Lock, Kieran Hodgson, Morgan & West, Jack Rooke and Muriel... 

War With the Newts

War With the Newts

Witness the rise and fall of a new(t) capitalism. Deep below Summerhall, an ocean of opportunity arises as a new resource makes contact. Global risk and technological revolution come together in this immersive experience from international award-winning Knaïve Theatre... 

Owen Roberts: I Let a Six-Year-Old Write My Show

Owen Roberts: I Let a Six-Year-Old Write My Show

After a severe case of writer\'s block, Owen has thrown caution to the wind and decided to let a child write his show for him. Kids are funny, right? What could possibly go wrong? She can\'t spell, she can\'t sit still for more than 30 seconds, and her ideas are wildly unrealistic to say the least... 

Malicious Mischief? Women's Suffrage in Scotland

Malicious Mischief? Women's Suffrage in Scotland

Marking the centenary of women getting the vote, this exhibition displays together for the first time records of the Scottish authorities and their dealings with the Suffragettes. Protests and arrests, hunger strikes and force-feeding are all starkly revealed in the official records... 

#Pianodrome Live

#Pianodrome Live

Brilliant multi-instrumentalists S!nk host a nightly cornucopia of new music, movement and more in the world's first ever #Pianodrome. This bespoke 100-seater amphitheatre made entirely out of upcycled pianos appears, serendipitously, under a geodesic canopy in the verdant tranquility of Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens... 

Status

Status

We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us. Status is a show about someone who doesn't want his any more. About running away from the national story you're given. About who is responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you try to give it up... 

Egg

Egg

Egg is a powerful and evocative new aerial theatre production from acclaimed circus theatre company Paper Doll Militia, a highly visual exploration of female fertility, sexuality and choice... 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Good morning, Edinburgh! Three funny, thought-provoking "menus" of ten-minute plays. Free coffee and tea, croissants, strawberries! Great UK and international writers. The perfect way to start your day... 

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches

Fresh from filming her BBC Three series of the same name, comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan (What Would Beyonce Do?! and Am I Right Ladies?!) is back with her third stand-up instalment... 

Clingfilm

Clingfilm

Clingfilm looks at the relationship between Melissa and Daniel, as they attempt to navigate adult life, battling with heartbreak, loss and love.  

How I Became a Dominatrix

How I Became a Dominatrix

Imagine Noel Coward rewriting 50 Shades of Grey as a farce set in the age of FetLife and sexting - with so many ways to communicate, why is it so hard to be honest? A whip-smart docu-comedy about exploring the BDSM scene... 

A Ghost's Tale

A Ghost's Tale

A ghost tour like no other! With 3D immersive sound (a virtual reality for the ears) our headphones will teleport you into a mixed reality, where companions from the past, revealing their tales, will escort you around the old streets of Edinburgh... 

Auntie & Me

Auntie & Me

A deliciously dark comedy about life, loss and loneliness! When Kemp receives a letter from an aunt who claims she is \"old and dying\" he travels across the country to see her off... 

Edinburgh Preview: Joe Sutherland

Edinburgh Preview: Joe Sutherland

Very soon after Joe Sutherland took to the stage, it was clear we were in good company: here was someone personable and inclusive, rude and funny with a penchant for great one-liners... 

Clown Sex

Clown Sex

CLOWN SEX: It’s something to think about. Three plays about sex written & performed by Natasha Sutton Williams: one dark, one funny, one dark and funny. The pansexuals are out of the closet... 

Owls

Owls

On the roof of multi-storey car park, two strangers collide. 20-year-old Anna (Kate Austen) wants to jump, but is stopped by a hapless security guard (David House). Owls surprises you with its honest humour and approach to its subject matter...