White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit has been called a play. But it’s a lively, global sensation that no-one is allowed to talk about. Slyly humorous and audaciously pointed, it’s unlike anything, and will make you question everything... 

We Got Now

We Got Now

Five remarkable individuals take stock of where they are now. The past has not been easy, but they can either let it define them or they can embrace who it’s made them. Full of humour, poetry and raw truth, We Got Now invites you to embrace “now”. 

Those Worrisome Sleeps

Those Worrisome Sleeps

“When you send me away, where do I go?” Grief takes people in different ways. Some shrink, some find peace, most cry and some… Well, some destroy the entire world. The world premiere of a play especially written for the Annexe Repertory Theatre. 

The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

Through a mixture of storytelling and conversation, playfully explore the origins of some of the world’s best-loved fairy tales, recognising both the creativity of the Brothers Grimm and their failure to recognise the women who told many of them. 

Wondr

Wondr

Simone James stars in Wondr, Poppy Burton-Morgan’s debut as a playwright with Metta Theatre. Social media phenomenon Faith Allgood explodes into the digital world inspiring her masses of online followers as a ‘digilante’, hooked on her phone and her need to self-gratify through making a difference... 

Joanne McNally: Bite Me

Joanne McNally: Bite Me

Joanne McNally’s hour long confessional Bite Me switches between fairly light comedy and truly despairing tragedy as she opens up about her struggles with bulimia. Whilst I loved this show, some might be confused by its surprising tonal u-turn... 

Parlour Games

Parlour Games

Parlour Games is a classy, original and nostalgic piece of theatre brought to us by Tooth+Nail, a company comprised of four talented Jacques Lecoq graduates. This company use physical theatre, low key acrobatics, torches, shadow play and vintage subtitles to present this stunning piece... 

Under My Thumb

Under My Thumb

CultureClash Theatre consume the audience in Cassiah Joski-Jethi’s gripping political play Under My Thumb. Directed meticulously by James Haddrell, we are locked in a dark, dank and oppressive basement, ‘The Snug’ – Assembly Roxy’s new theatre space – along with six women who have been imprisoned for their crimes against society... 

Tshepang: The Third Testament

Tshepang: The Third Testament

Casting a blinding light on the atrocities of human nature, Tshepang: The Third Testament is a harrowing portrayal of the true story of Baby Tshepang – a nine-month-old South African baby who was brutally raped in 2001... 

Pixel Dust

Pixel Dust

Pixel Dust is a rare thing: a piece of theatre about the internet that isn’t utterly technophobic. That shouldn’t feel like something radical but, sadly, it is and it’s hugely refreshing to see a piece of theatre that isn’t hell bent on decrying the evils and dangers of social media that we’ve all heard before... 

Trygve vs a Baby

Trygve vs a Baby

Phineas Wakenshaw is a consummately confident performer, effortlessly charming packed out audiences with a sweet smile and immense stage presence. Even more impressive, this is his very first Fringe appearance... 

All Genius All Idiot

All Genius All Idiot

All Genius All Idiot is a quirky and outrageous piece that explores the animalistic side of human nature using contemporary circus, performance art and live music. This show is brought to us by Svalbard a company made up of four acrobats from Spain, England, Germany and Sweden who all met at the world’s leading circus school DOCH in Sweden... 

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

Do you let people influence you? Would you fight for peace? Is who you are determined by where you live? Is race important? From the Ground Up is a thrilling and provocative interactive show that unites and divides the audience through a series of challenging questions, stories and dilemmas, both political and personal... 

Raton Laveur

Raton Laveur

Raton Laveur – meaning raccoon – is an original, bold, black comedy brought to us by Australian theatre company Fairly Lucid Productions, who are making their debut at the Edinburgh Festival this year... 

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

Hollywood: home to the fools who dream. Evie Edwards is not the first and certainly won’t be the last aspiring actress to fall for its charm and promise of stardom. This play critically examines the Hollywood dream and its power to simultaneously attract both the ambitious and the vulnerable... 

The Patchwork Odyssey

The Patchwork Odyssey

The Patchwork Odyssey is a very unassuming show. It doesn’t claim to be anything big and impressive, and to be fair it isn’t anything very big. But it is impressive and innovative in its own way... 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Many will be familiar with the big budget movies inspired by the works of HG Wells (The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man) for example, but fewer might have actually read the Victorian morality tales that inspired them... 

Mental

Mental

Kane Power makes many admissions at the start of Mental. He admits he is uncertain of how to portray bipolar disorder on stage, or even if he should. He is also not sure whether it’s right to use his mum’s illness as the basis of his performance... 

5 Guys Chillin'

5 Guys Chillin'

Many an article’s been written on how the gay scene appears dominated by drugs and sex. Once upon a time the dangers were alcoholism and being queer-bashed while cruising, but now some gay men prefer to attend ‘chillin’’ sessions in each others' homes where drugs and sex are always available, even if one often precludes the other... 

Hot Brown Honey

Hot Brown Honey

The ladies of Hot Brown Honey are back in Edinburgh and they’re still bringing the power! This mix of burlesque, beats and brashness plays with our preconceptions of what a burlesque show is by being exactly what a burlesque show should be; biting, funny, challenging and an extravaganza... 

Mars Actually

Mars Actually

Three aliens from Mars, fascinated by all things Earthly. They just want to tell us about life on Mars. And tell us they do, in so many weird and wonderful ways.Superbolt Theatre have another hit on their hands with Mars Actually... 

The Road That Wasn't There

The Road That Wasn't There

The truth about fairy tales, all too often forgotten by us grown-ups, is that the best ones are meant to be scary, albeit in an ultimately reassuring context. This is clearly something that Ralph McCubbin Howell understands well, in his eerie story of never-built roadways and lost towns, for New Zealand-based theatre company Trick of the Light... 

The Jurassic Parks

The Jurassic Parks

Superbolt Theatre’s The Jurassic Parks is ridiculous; in the best way possible. The Park family are showing Jurassic Park in memory of their mum. She died last year, and they’re showing the film at the local community centre for a memoriam... 

Fauna

Fauna

Fauna is a bold, mesmerising exploration of primal behaviour brought to us by the wonderful Fauna Circus. This company is made up of five highly skilled acrobats who met at the world leading circus school DOCH in Sweden and one multi-talented live musician... 

Movin' Melvin Brown – Chuck Berry Lives!

Movin' Melvin Brown – Chuck Berry Lives!

World premiere! Award-winning entertainer, rhythm and blues legend, Brown takes classic renditions of the king of rock'n'roll, Chuck Berry, along with a dance and tap style befitting those expecting amazement in pure entertainment... 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught

You don’t need to be a hippo expert to help Dr Zieffal and Dr Ziegal catch a hippo in Edinburgh – all you need are the right tools and to keep your eyes peeled! The Hippo that Can Never be Caught teaches us all the different techniques you might need to spot your own hippo in the wilderness of Edinburgh as Dr Zieffal brings us along on her journey to catch one, showing us every step that needs to be taken to prepare for a sighting!Zieffal is a hippo-enthusiast, and by the end of the show, you will be too... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

'Nish Kumar, James Acaster, Tom Allen and Bec Hill are among the big-name comics giving up an hour of their time to bring comedy to the juvenile masses; an inspired idea, and it's almost always of equal delight for parents too' (Telegraph)... 

Austen's Women

Austen's Women

To accompany Dyad's premiere of The Time Machine, thirteen of Jane Austen's most celebrated heroines return in Dyad's acclaimed revisiting of some of literature's most celebrated works... 

Scribble

Scribble

Bran flakes, anxiety and gravity. The smallest moments in history. The largest events in the universe. Blink and you'll miss it. This scribble from your chest. New writing about mental health and supernovas from Andy Edwards, directed by Amy Gilmartin... 

Ongals: Babbling Comedy

Ongals: Babbling Comedy

With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off. A high energy non-verbal comedy spectacular tickling the funny bone of every age, this wave of K Comedy is truly side-splitting fun for all generations and a show you won't want to miss... 

Adriano Cappelletta: This Boy's in Love

Adriano Cappelletta: This Boy's in Love

It's time to paint the rainbow and unleash the world's first one-man gay rom-com cabaret! Hilarious and heartfelt songs meet physical comedy and candid storytelling in one man's final shot at finding love... 

Primo

Primo

A hypnotic underwater performance installation, set in a purpose-built pool. Peeking through portholes, children discover underwater scenes and gravity-defying movements that are wonderfully evocative... 

Night Light

Night Light

A magical journey through the dark and beautiful night until the black bird sings again to welcome a new day. Part of the Edinburgh International Children's Festival. Level: 3-6 years. 

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus opens at the Assembly Roxy: 27th / 28th March 2017 7:00pm. Adults £12 / Concessions £8 Doctor Faustus makes a deal with a demon known as Mephistopheles. 24 years of power in exchange for her soul... 

H.M.S. Pinafore

H.M.S. Pinafore

Our production of H.M.S Pinafore has had a jazzy upgrade, now set on a present day cruise ship complete with holiday entertainment. Expect a big band sound, fun dance numbers and Hawaiian shirts - it’s H... 

The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

After their five-star sell out run of Bizet's Carmen in 2016, Edinburgh Studio Opera return with a unique and exciting production of Mozart's most famous comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro... 

Chopping Chillies

Chopping Chillies

Clair Whitefield’s one-woman show tells the story of Ajna Jan, a martial arts master from Kerala, India. Struggling to cope with the loss of his wife and two sons, Ajna moves to Camden to assume ownership of his deceased uncle’s cobbler’s shop... 

Pss Pss

Pss Pss

This show is unlike much else at Fringe this year. Put on by the company Compagnia Baccalà, this show received huge acclaim when it was at the Fringe in 2014. Since then it has won 15 international prizes, and has toured all over Europe... 

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Jane Eyre – An Autobiography has to be one of the most moving pieces of theatrical storytelling ever created; quite simply, it’s astounding. Hands down the best adaptation of Jane Eyre I have ever seen, in any medium... 

Lords of Strut: Late Night TV Talk Show

Lords of Strut: Late Night TV Talk Show

Lords of Strut is hands-down the most fun I’ve had at Fringe this year. From the very start of this sketch narrative show, straight through to the finish, Lords of Strut had me laughing my ass off in total awe... 

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Having previously seen an outstanding Georgian language version of George Orwell’s Animal Farm by the Tumanisvili Film Actors Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014, in which the revolutionary themes were imbued with new significance, the company’s take on Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, promises much... 

The Six-Sided Man

The Six-Sided Man

The Six-Sided Man is a tense and funny drama, based on Luke Rhinehart’s cult novel The Dice Man, which has toured the world for the last 30 years. It delves into the human psyche and the darker urges it suppresses in a performance that is convincing, if sometimes a little kitsch... 

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2016: Lagoon

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2016: Lagoon

The Cambridge Footlights have such a reputation that their name is practically synonymous with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Founded in 1883, the group has been the launching pad for countless comedy greats, from the Pythons to Mitchell and Webb, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, and many, many others... 

I Don't Believe it! An Evening With Victor Meldrew

I Don't Believe it! An Evening With Victor Meldrew

TV sitcom history was made when Richard Wilson, star of One Foot in the Grave, was the only person to appear in an episode called The Trial. No supporting actors, no extras, just side-splitting, pure, priceless grump... 

Shylock

Shylock

Guy Masterson and Gareth Armstrong deliver a tour-de-force of history, drama and comedy in this one-actor show. Starting with Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, we are taken on a journey that spans both centuries of Jewish persecution and centuries of the play and its various incarnations... 

Escape from the Planet of the Day That Time Forgot

Escape from the Planet of the Day That Time Forgot

Let’s just appreciate that title for a moment. It’s the sort of glorious title an eight year-old would come up with for their yet-to-be-improvised-in-the-back-yard home movie. The entire show pursues that kind of home movie feel: the set is composed of a series of stacked and painted cardboard boxes; an ironing board becomes a rocket; the dialogue is deliberately cringeworthy; the performances are beautifully hammy... 

The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D)

The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D)

There are many children’s shows at the Fringe that seem to follow the formula of throwing a couple of popular franchises together with whatever kids currently like, before adding some by-the-numbers audience participation... 

Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour

Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour

In 2004 Lawrence won a BBC New Comedy Award. A talented stand-up, who enjoyed the appreciation of his peers.Ten years later, in the middle of the night he posted a long blog which looked critically at the state of the UK comedy ‘industry’ and political comedy in particular... 

Hot Brown Honey

Hot Brown Honey

To Edinburghians “welcome to The Hive” could mean a questionable night out in a seedy, sticky floored club. Not to worry, this Hive located at Assembly Roxy is a safe space inhabited by six empowered women to teach us about society, culture and smashing the patriarchy... 

Queen Lear

Queen Lear

Queen Lear is a re-telling of Shakespeare’s Lear story from the perspective of his queen, confined in her chamber while pregnant with his expected male heir. The queen, her serving woman, Ursula, and the physician, Father Lawrence, take turns telling each other and us tales from their pasts as the queen slowly sickens... 

Overshadowed

Overshadowed

Overshadowed by Sunday’s Child is a small-scale but well-made show with plenty to say about anorexia, being an outcast and growing up. It is especially strong on the differences between how other people see us and how we see ourselves, and on how hard it can be to help someone who doesn’t want to help themselves... 

Nuclear Family

Nuclear Family

In this high-stakes, interactive drama, audience members assume the roles of judge, jury and executioner at an enquiry into recent events at a nuclear power plant. As things go from bad to red alert in a very short space of time, the audience are asked to make decisions for the two characters, security guards and siblings Joe and Ellen, highlighting how seemingly insignificant errors in judgement can have disproportionately disastrous consequences... 

Tiff Stevenson: Seven

Tiff Stevenson: Seven

Seven years since her first solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe, Tiff Stevenson hits the audience right off the mark with a joke about 7/7. Unexpected and unapologetic, she makes no bid at false modesty: ‘if you can’t handle me at finger in bumholes, you don’t deserve me on politics... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

'A festival mainstay for 10 years now, the always worthwhile Comedy Club 4 Kids should be on the schedule of any self-respecting, chuckle-loving young Fringegoer. It does exactly what it says on the tin, giving pre-teens a chance to sample the raucous, taboo-challenging, free-wheeling atmosphere of a good comedy club without any (really) rude words... 

The Pianist

The Pianist

The Pianist is a solo comic contemporary circus piece by Thomas Monckton and Circo Aereo. The show is centred on, in, under and around one of the most magnificent of all musical instruments: the grand piano... 

Molly Whuppie

Molly Whuppie

Molly and her mother and sister live by the seashore. A great winter descends and freezes the sea. At night, Molly spies the golden towers of a castle high on the mountain. She tiptoes off up the mountain to ask the King for food for the Winter Feast, little knowing there is a Giant in the forest or that to reach the King she must cross the Bridge of the One Hair! A highly entertaining adventure; Molly finds things are not what they seem and she is bolder and cleverer than she imagined! 'It's just a joy' (Herald)... 

Beards! Beards! Beards!

Beards! Beards! Beards!

Winner: Best Theatre, Dunedin Fringe. 'Beatrix didn't want a tiara. Beatrix wanted a beard!' From award-winning New Zealand company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder) comes a tale of one young girl's increasingly inventive efforts to grow the world's most magnificent beard... 

Bonita & Billie Holiday

Bonita & Billie Holiday

Has performed to sold out audiences around the country to rave reviews. ‘…Uncanny!’ (LA Times). ‘Whether you’re a Holiday fan or not, Bonita’s homage is a must-see!’ (Examiner... 

Tony Roberts – Card Magic

Tony Roberts – Card Magic

What happens when a corporate city worker takes to the streets of the world with a deck of cards, some jokes and an escape act? Find out in Tony Roberts' 2015 Brighton Fringe Cabaret Award-nominated, storytelling and close-up card magic show... 

The Cuban Gypsy

The Cuban Gypsy

In a modern, changing Havana a Cuban girl discovers her Gypsy roots, incredible voice and love for dance. The world’s first Cuban Gypsy musical. A wild night of Latin music, Gypsy passion, spectacular sensual dance... 

Sam Campbell: The Last Dreamer

Sam Campbell: The Last Dreamer

Winner, Director's Choice 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Winner, Best Newcomer 2015 Sydney Comedy Festival. Nominee, Best Newcomer 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival... 

Guy Masterson: Love and Canine Integration

Guy Masterson: Love and Canine Integration

On a hovercraft, no one can hear you bark... Fringe legend and Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson's uproarious tales of woe, a dog and transcontinental wedlock. The dog came with a package... 

Water on Mars

Water on Mars

Gandini presents virtuoso juggling gone wild. From the Fringe-storming producers of 4x4 and Smashed comes a diabolical playground experiment. Take three monstrously skilful young jugglers, six hands and thousands of catches... 

Carmen

Carmen

Bizet’s iconic opera Carmen is a dynamic, temperamental piece of theatre, with condemned, complicated characters singing a rousing score against the sizzling backdrop of Spain’s sun-drenched streets... 

The Bruce in Ireland

The Bruce in Ireland

“A truce is a truce, but war is war,” we’re told early on in Ben Blow’s history play focusing on the all-too-forgotten consequences of Robert the Bruce’s victory over the English army at Bannockburn... 

Tribes

Tribes

The family at the heart of Nina Raine’s Tribes is liable, at least initially, to make you yearn for the exit. Parents Christopher and Beth are both writers; he a pedantic academic never short of a criticism, she working on her “marriage-breakdown detective novel... 

Calypso Nights: Juan, Two?

Calypso Nights: Juan, Two?

Barnie Duncan’s alter-ego Juan Vesuvius has returned to Edinburgh with a DJing set unlike any other. There’s nothing normal about this Venezuelan disc jockey – not least the fact that Duncan is actually Kiwi – but though at first his music might seem a thin thread to hold together absurd set pieces about Jacques Cousteau and bananas, everything in the end comes back to the songs... 

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion is a one-man mime and puppetry show in which the audience are among the most essential elements. The performer, our tatterdemalion – an archaic word meaning a ragged character in tattered clothing – never speaks but takes his audience through a number of entertaining scenarios with great skill... 

K'rd Strip: A Place to Stand

K'rd Strip: A Place to Stand

K’Rd Strip: A Place to Stand is a bizarre yet beautiful blend of Māori culture, contemporary dance, vocals and music, drag and real life stories.Amid the smoke a light comes up on a man dressed in just a very short kilt-like leather skirt... 

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez have once again brought their surreal blend of comedy and physical theatre to Edinburgh, and this time they’re taking on a classic of world literature... 

Flight

Flight

Flight is an incredibly impressive example of acrobatic theatre, if not a particularly interesting take on the story of The Little PrinceThe storyline follows the original as closely as you can without infringing on rights... 

Andrew Lawrence: Uncensored

Andrew Lawrence: Uncensored

Andrew Lawrence isn’t a fan, to say the least, of strident, militant lefties. They’re dogmatic. They’re aggressive. They’re strident again. Quickly we hit a repeated cadence of annoyance that smacks of Russell Brand, even though he’s a comedian (or more optimistically an ‘activist') Lawrence wants to disown... 

Under Milk Wood (Semi Skimmed)

Under Milk Wood (Semi Skimmed)

In 1994, Guy Masterson exploded into Edinburgh with this unique solo interpretation of Dylan Thomas' timeless masterpiece. It has played over 1500 times all over the world to universal acclaim... 

Tribute Acts

Tribute Acts

No, this show is not about a Cher impersonator, nor is it an ABBA or Take That tribute band. Tribute Acts is in fact a sincere, honest, funny piece of theatre about two girls creating tribute acts to their fathers... 

Brush

Brush

This is a sweet and imaginative show that really draws you into the story that the delightful characters wish to tell.The show follows a family – Grandma, Mother, Father and Son- where the Son wants to have a brother to play with, so his Grandma tells him a story about the temple which he should visit in order to get a brother... 

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part III: The Deliverance

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part III: The Deliverance

Attempting to answer the question posed in the second part – The Carousel ­– of whether The Woman had a ‘happy childhood’ or not, The Deliverance provides the conclusion to The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy... 

ErictheFred

ErictheFred

An ambitious clown show from veteran performer Chris Lynam, ErictheFred never quite lives up to its multimedia promise despite some impressive and funny moments along the way. Entering dejectedly onto the stage, Lynam tears off his wig and tutu in disgust at a bad performance he’s given... 

Nailed It!

Nailed It!

Nailed It! is introduced by singer Andrew Strano and keyboardist Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer as being "about life, about love, about relationships", and they succeed fantastically in turning these well-worn subjects into a refreshingly unique show... 

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part II: The Carousel

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part II: The Carousel

The Carousel, the middle play of The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy, is a frantic, flashy piece of theatre with a strong performance at the heart of it. A play for which the programme has a family tree explaining the connections between the piece’s characters is always going to be somewhat difficult to keep up with, and the script covers a whole host of characters and times... 

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part I: The List

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy Part I: The List

We all make lists: to do lists, shopping lists, present lists… They are one of the best ways of keeping on top of one’s life and making sure that nothing is forgotten. But the unnamed protagonist in Jennifer Tremblay’s haunting monologue takes this a little too far... 

I, Elizabeth

I, Elizabeth

Rebecca Vaughan gives a powerful performance as Queen Elizabeth I in I, Elizabeth. Drawn only from her own words, letters and surviving primary sources, the play (also written by Vaughan) gives a fascinating insight into one of our most famous historical figures... 

Joel Creasey: The Hurricane

Joel Creasey: The Hurricane

Joel is Australia’s hottest comedy star right now. Fresh from sold out shows and critical acclaim in Melbourne, New York, London, Montreal and Sydney. He’s garnered critical acclaim and five-star reviews around the world while leaving a trail of comedic annihilation in his wake... 

The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank

The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank

The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank is directed by Conrad Sharp and performed by Familia de la Noche, taking place in the home and imagination of Edward Blank. It is a cacophonous riot of physical, mime and clowning theatre... 

Leper + Chip

Leper + Chip

Leper + Chip will hold you by the throat and squeeze the tears from your eyes. Conall Keating (Leper) and Amilia Clarke-Stewart (Chip) power their way through this high-octane story of young love and loss in Dublin and each is as mesmerising as the other... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids 4 Grown-Ups

Comedy Club 4 Kids 4 Grown-Ups

Metaphorically, if our afternoon Comedy Club 4 Kids shows are Doctor Who, then this is the Torchwood spin-off. Darker. Grittier. Based on a time rift. Our 'really funny' ***** (Fest) family shows are open to everyone aged 6+, and the rudest word you'll hear there is ‘bum’... 

The Bookbinder

The Bookbinder

Trick of the Light presents a charming and an enjoyable addition to your afternoon in the form of The Bookbinder. A one-man show performed by Ralph McCubbin Howell, the show tells the story of an apprentice to a bookbinder who insists on rushing with his work... 

Jamie Wood – O No!

Jamie Wood – O No!

This is one of the strangest hours I have ever passed. However, it is also one of the funniest and most heart-wrenching. Jamie Wood - O No! is partly an homage to Yoko Ono (though you don’t need to be a fan to understand) and partly an exploration of relationships and what it means to fall in love... 

Danza del Caribe: Itara

Danza del Caribe: Itara

Welcome to a world in which West Africa meets Jamaica, meets Cuba: A world of burning desire, or as they say in Yoruba, Itara. Danza del Caribe fuses these international elements to create a unique performing style, some of the finest examples of which are performed in this programme... 

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

The Park family screening of Jurassic Park goes awry due to a missing video tape. Not to fear, the three family members produce a rip-roaring, energetic recreation of the movie. Including all the iconic characters and beloved moments, with none of the budget and twice the innovation of the original... 

A Storm in a D Cup

A Storm in a D Cup

Amelia Ryan is accustomed to accidents, inclined to insult, prone to gaffs, whoopsies, and boobies. Or so we are told, as it's hard to believe when she puts on such a slick hour of entertainment... 

Afterhours Comedy

Afterhours Comedy

Laughter packed, legendary and unmissable every Saturday night. In an awesome roost and shimmering plumage, the Fringe's tip-top comedy show will delight you every time by showcasing the highest flying stand-ups around the Fringe, plus we've plucked 2015's brightest fledglings from obscurity to charm you, as they soar towards stardom... 

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

From the creative team behind the hugely popular Hairy Maclary Show, Little Red Riding Hood is a fun, original musical for children, with live music and loveable characters. Join Scarlet and her side-kick Stanley the Squirrel as they try to outwit Walter the Wolf and discover that it's not just the enchanted forest that has magical powers... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

'Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up from grown-up, high-quality acts like John Robins, Stu Goldsmith and Nish Kumar, who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits' (Independent)... 

Dylan Thomas – The Man, The Myth

Dylan Thomas – The Man, The Myth

Celebrating the life and work of Wales' most revered writer, Hannah Ellis journeys to the heart of her genius grandfather's story featuring rare images, his poems, stories and letters performed by the multi award-winning master of his words, Fringe legend, Guy Masterson... 

The Orchid and the Crow

The Orchid and the Crow

When death looks you in the eye, whom do you turn to? Your psychologist? God? Or Lance Armstrong? Reflecting on Daniel's real life (and almost death) experiences, The Orchid and the Crow is a solo performance that features original songs from the award-winning writers of Die Roten Punkte... 

Dark Side of the Mime

Dark Side of the Mime

An audacious, dark and dirty romp that will have Marcel Marceau turning in his grave. Its raunchy humour will take you by surprise. Actor and mime artist Marc Gassot is joined by his accompanist Karl Sinkkonen, to bring you this multi award-winning late night physical show... 

Helene: Bonsoir Monsieur Nightfall

Helene: Bonsoir Monsieur Nightfall

Fringe favourite previously known as Patti Plinko. Helene is greatly loved and famed for her stage performances, smoldering raw vocals and devilish personality. Her music has been described as a modern eclectic mix of jazz, chanson and swing junk guitar... 

I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick

I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick

A play about the battle between celebrity and "art" with a good dose of codpiece and a ghost thrown in! 

James Bannon: Running with the Firm

James Bannon: Running with the Firm

James Bannon’s story has all the ingredients of a good novel: a down-to-earth setting; some very shady characters, some good guys and some dumb ones; a developing plot; plenty of suspense, some romance and a mounting climax to a staggering ending... 

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

In the appropriately grand setting at Assembly Roxy, this adaptation of The Great Gatsby fuses modern music, simple but effective set design, exquisite dancing and decadent costume to capture the 1920s mood of Fitzgerald’s classic with heaps of style... 

Lords of Strut: Chaos

Lords of Strut: Chaos

If you were the kind of kid that rocked out in your room with hairbrush in hand (or if you do it to this day), you'll like Lords of Strut: Chaos. Likewise, if you're a sucker for bright lights and shiny things, these boys will be your jam... 

Matt Forde: The Political Party - Scottish Independence Special

Matt Forde: The Political Party - Scottish Independence Special

Scottish Independence special. On 18 September Scotland decides its future. Matt Forde will interview a leading politician from both sides of the debate, in two special shows. These promise to be unique events, and follow on from a complete sell-out London run with guests including; Alastair Campbell, Nigel Farage, Alan Johnson, David Davis, Jack Straw, George Galloway, Stella Creasy and Lembit Opik... 

Anthem for a Doomed Youth

Anthem for a Doomed Youth

By turns harrowing, tender and witty, Guy Masterson's one-man commemoration of the soldiers of the First World War is a poetry reading of first-class calibre. With over a hundred shows during the course of twenty-one years at the Fringe, Guy Masterson has had plenty of time to cut his teeth as a performer, director and producer... 

The God Box: A Daughter's Story

The God Box: A Daughter's Story

The God Box is a show which is well worth seeing. This one woman show is heartfelt, well acted, engaging and supplemented with great production. A simple collection of props allows Mary Lou Quinlan the support a single performer needs without crowding the stage... 

The Pianist

The Pianist

It would be no exaggeration to declare Thomas Monckton nothing short of a genius. For a single performer in what is essentially a one man show he’s impressively versatile, enigmatic and thoroughly entertaining... 

Black Grace

Black Grace

Black Grace is touted as New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance group and they certainly live up to this title. This production of the same name is a collection of highly physical dance performances created over two decades using a blend of Samoan dance traditions and contemporary dance... 

Crazy Glue

Crazy Glue

Crazy Glue, Single Shoe Productions’ wordless whirl back to the 1930s, has an intriguing premise. We are presented with two characters and a simple set consisting merely of three boxes (representing table and chairs)... 

Calypso Nights

Calypso Nights

With the help of two turntables and a microphone, a flamboyant flamenco outfit, and maracas, DJ Juan Vesuvius (Barnie Duncan) will take you on a hilarious calypso-fuelled joy ride that will leave you ready to party... 

Dalloway

Dalloway

This one woman show retells the story of Mrs Dalloway, with abridgements and additions made to Woolf’s words by director Elton Townend Jones. Unfortunately, this is a story so well suited to the form of the novel that is does not translate successfully into a piece of theatre... 

Silent Voice

Silent Voice

Blackout. That’s an impressive enough beginning to any show at the Fringe, with South African State Theatre’s Assembly collaboration heralding one of the only theatres at the festival able to actually execute one... 

Blind Hamlet

Blind Hamlet

Anyone expecting anything like Hamlet will be sorely disappointed. This apparent take on the Shakespearean tragedy centres on a man who has never seen the famous play because of his poor vision, but whose voice we hear on a sound recording... 

Dave Callan: A Little Less Conversation

Dave Callan: A Little Less Conversation

If you fit into the overlappy bit of a Venn diagram of people who like dance, people who like comedy and people who like men who look a bit like Vikings, this show is for you. If you fit into a single one of those circles, this show is for you... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

I didn’t expect to be hearing hard-hitting political satire this afternoon, but wow, that was actually quite a good Tibet joke. A Tibet joke from an 11 year old. Yes, 11. ‘Comedy Club 4 Kids’ is an hour of stand-up comedy with a difference; it’s largely catered to kids and occasionally stars them... 

Ablutions

Ablutions

Live jazz bands and theatrical pieces are rarely blended together so successfully. On the musical side Ablutions features two electric guitars, a drum and a quartet of heavenly voices... 

Naked in Alaska

Naked in Alaska

As a rule of thumb, anything beginning with Oasis’ Wonderwall will stand it in good favour with me. Naked in Alaska continues the tradition.The solo drama charts the story of a 21-year-old, now sober, evicted young woman who embarks on a career in the pole-dancing business, from Tijuana to Alaska... 

Red Tap/Blue Tiger

Red Tap/Blue Tiger

A taut piece of modern drama about broken homes and broken lives, Red Tap/Blue Tiger marks Richard Vincent’s successful return to theatre and sees the emergence of exciting young talent in the form of The Albion Company... 

Glenn Cosby: Food Junkie

Glenn Cosby: Food Junkie

Variety is the spice of life and the Fringe certainly has a lot of it. Cosby‘s comedy baking hour can hardly claim to be groundbreaking, but nonetheless it is an original idea, executed with grace and charm by an extremely likeable host... 

On the Upside Down of the World

On the Upside Down of the World

Based on Our Māoris, the memoirs of Lady Mary Ann Martin, On the Upside Down of the World is a riveting period drama set during the colonization of the last place on earth. Married to the country’s first Chief Justice, Martin arrives on New Zealand’s shores in 1841 with the goal of civilising the indigenous people of the land... 

Somebody I Used to Know

Somebody I Used to Know

This one-on-one theatre experience, which explores human connection in the age of Facebook, is a vulnerable and yet surprisingly comfortable invitation into the story of Claire and her friend Andrew and the all-too-relatable story of their drifting apart... 

Afterhours Comedy

Afterhours Comedy

Laughter packed, legendary and unmissable in an awesome new roost and shimmering plumage, Afterhours again delights with another splendid sell-out season, showcasing the Fringe's highest flying stand-ups, while launching 2014's tip-top fledglings plucked from obscurity to soar towards stardom... 

Black Faggot

Black Faggot

The examination of race and sexuality in theatre, though not uncommon today, could be seen as controversial and ‘not for everybody’. Striking a good balance between what’s being said and how it is presented can be tricky, but Black Faggot has managed to strike the perfect chord... 

Otar Imerlishvili

Otar Imerlishvili

Georgian artist Otar Imerlishvili's work is beautifully evocative with traditional influences perfectly underpinning his unique, personal style. The fine detail of his painting is particularly engaging, and combined with his gentle humour ensures a very wide appeal. 

Dixey: Where Gentlemen Are Always Immaculately Undressed

Dixey: Where Gentlemen Are Always Immaculately Undressed

Unique - the only word to describe this show. With a cheeky nod to the world of fable, Dixey delivers acrobatics, contemporary dance, comedy, music and a healthy measure of naked male beauty... 

Nina Conti - Work in Progress

Nina Conti - Work in Progress

Award-winning comedian, groundbreaking ventriloquist and Bafta nominated filmmaker Nina Conti is trying out material for her new show. See the first incarnations! Nina has appeared on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, QI, Russell Howard’s Good News and HBO’s Family Tree, enjoyed a sell-out UK tour and received a Bafta nomination for her hugely acclaimed documentary Her Master’s Voice... 

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Wickedly naughty jokes, exceptionally clean tricks, from this award-winning magician. Tony Roberts' iconic storytelling style, belies his deft sleight of hand, producing baffling illusions, while charming his audience with laughter... 

Jon Bennett - Fire In The Meth Lab

Jon Bennett - Fire In The Meth Lab

Dear Brother, How's jail? How many cigarettes does it cost for a picture of a naked lady? Are you getting strong? I've written a show about you, is that ok? You're in jail so you can't really say no... 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

One of the best known, longest running and most celebrated improv shows in the world. With runs in NYC, Chicago and internationally touring, Baby Wants Candy has performed over 2,500 completely improvised musicals and has spawned the careers of top comedic actors and writers in the US... 

Blackout

Blackout

A moving, thought provoking, surprising and often funny new play based on interviews with recovering alcoholics. "A great piece of work" - Rob Drummond, award-winning playwright Tickets £10/£7 from http://blackout2014... 

Mercury Fur

Mercury Fur

Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur is set in a post-apocalyptic version of London's East End, where a gang of youths survive by their wits, dealing with butterfly-like drugs traded for objects looted from the likes of the British Museum by their butterfly-addicted customers...