I Love You Because

I Love You Because

A modern-day musical twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with music by Joshua Salzman and book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham. A young, uptight greeting card writer’s life is changed forever when he meets a flighty photographer in New York... 

Bash

Bash

Neil LaBute sets out to upset and disturb audiences and he made a spectacular start with his first play Bash: Latterday Plays. Initially having Mormon connections, he later revised the work: it was no longer just a slanted assault on the Latter Day Saints, from which non-Mormons could exempt themselves, but instead became a universal statement of the human condition... 

That Face

That Face

Mia is at boarding school. She has access to drugs. They are Martha’s. Henry is preparing for art college. He has access to alcohol. From Martha. Martha controls their lives. Martha is their mother... 

Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

Rape allegations. A doctor held at gunpoint by a lawyer and his wife. Political persecution in an embryonic democracy. A psychological thriller confined to a Chilean beach house. ‘How can those who tortured and those who were tortured coexist in the same land?’ (Ariel Dorfman). 

The Confessional

The Confessional

Gripping police thriller that will raise your pulse as it draws you to the edge of your seat. Smash hit Fringe NYC production influenced by David Fincher’s Se7en. A smart, thought provoking exploration of the very nature of evil... 

Dogfight

Dogfight

Based on an obscure 1991 feature film, Dogfight is a recent musical from the talented composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, that showtune aficionados may know from Edges, a show that has already made a couple of visits to the Fringe... 

The Emperor of America

The Emperor of America

This fast-paced piece of Wild West-inspired physical theatre is an innovative and extremely entertaining romp, including gorgeous girls in voluminous outfits and suave men with elaborate moustaches... 

Othello

Othello

Shakespeare's tale of jealousy and revenge retold by a vibrant young cast. Othello is brought up to date. Set in a prestigious public boarding school, students are ruled by the CCF (Combined Cadet Force)... 

Five Happy Dead Boys – the Lo-fi Musical

Five Happy Dead Boys – the Lo-fi Musical

Low fidelity musical based on the horror-romantic comic saga by Davide Toffolo with the songs of Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, the popular indie band with the skull masks. Teenage zombies are condemned to eat only human flesh – unable to grow, love and die... 

Movin' Melvin Brown: The Tap-Dancing Preacher

Movin' Melvin Brown: The Tap-Dancing Preacher

Movin' Melvin Brown's hit show, filled with gospel and inspirational songs, tap and comedy will make this an unforgettable experience! Song, dance, tap and story you'll sing, dance, and laugh along to... 

I Went To A Fabulous Party...

I Went To A Fabulous Party...

During the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, What A Gay Play gained a certain amount of attention, given that its late-night scheduling and blatant use of the cast’s flesh on the flyers suggested some full-frontal male nudity... 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

There are many productions of reimagined Shakespeare plays that try to add a unique twist to the Bard's work. I have seen many such interpretations of Twelfth Night, both successful and unsuccessful, and so was pleased to see that The Lincoln Company have just about managed to do it well... 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

If you like classical guitar and want to escape the bustling madness that is the Mile at 1pm in the middle of the Fringe, then you are going to enjoy Jonathan Prag’s hour long recital... 

Guitar Multiverse

Guitar Multiverse

Declan Zapala is one hell of a talented guitarist. If you imagine that Nick Drake and Jimi Hendrix had a love-child, taught it to play classical guitar and do whatever he felt would sound great, that’s essentially the skill level of Zapala... 

Knowledge and a Girl

Knowledge and a Girl

It is not often that Howard Barker’s plays are produced in Britain (he is far more popular in Europe and America) in spite of his prodigious output and well-known name. Indeed, if you missed Blok/Eko at the Exeter Northcott (2011) or Scenes from an Execution at the National in London (2012) then this may well be the first opportunity for a while to see one of his works... 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

The Addams Family is an updated take on the iconic family of twisted misfits that brings the story forward from where it left off. Wednesday Addams is all grown up and has met a boy who she loves, but can her family pull it together long enough for his parents to meet them and approve? Or will chaos ensue and put both her new engagement and her relationship with her parents on the line? You can probably guess how it's going to go and it really is great to watch as it all unfolds!This cast is quite young for a university cast and there is definitely a certain level of immaturity in the production, with voices not always up to the vocal challenge and the approach in direction and choreography sometimes quite amateurish... 

Departures: A Song Cycle

Departures: A Song Cycle

Whenever you’re waiting for your next train on the platform, do you imagine yourself having a connection with the person standing next to you? Do you imagine having any common ground with them? Departures: A Song Cycle explores this idea and looks at the role models of modern-day life... 

Remember Doctor Bubble – the Bubble Magician

Remember Doctor Bubble – the Bubble Magician

Tumbling across the stage with the energy of ten children's birthday parties, Playhouse International (Romania and Australia) create a completely chaotic environment which is bound to please your young ones... 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! at our five venues: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

Story Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

Story Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

The Year Out Drama Company’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing begins with a game of charades and its brisk humour quickly melts away my scepticism. ‘Story Shakespeare’ is a misnomer: this is definitely a play, and almost - with its wittily-chosen songs and impressive harmonics - a musical... 

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

University theatre group Gone Rogue Productions brings us a genuinely funny hour's entertainment with this production of a beloved classic.Oscar Wilde's seminal farce tells the story of Jack Worthing, a respectable gentleman in the country, who occasionally likes to go up to town under the alias of “Ernest”... 

Classical Guitar - Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar - Jonathan Prag

Combining an interesting program with an intimate setting and impressive technique, this concert of classical guitar music will be of interest to specialists and those who will enjoy a quiet church setting to encounter some intriguing pieces in the often under-appreciated repertoire of the classical guitar... 

Hamlet

Hamlet

Secret Theatre’s staging of Hamlet, according to the show’s promos, will ‘make you question how much you really know this play.’ This is a bold claim, given the fact that this production reduces to just over ninety minutes a script that can sometimes take up to four hours to perform... 

Parade

Parade

In 1913, Jewish factory worker Leo Frank was convicted of murdering thirteen year old Mary Phagan and sentenced to death. Following a review of the evidence, his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment; a controversial decision that ultimately ended Governor John M... 

Shout! The Mod Musical

Shout! The Mod Musical

This smashing revue tracks five groovy gals as they come of age during those liberating days that made England swing! Join this non-stop journey through the infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads! Shout! uses letters to an advice columnist, true confessions, quizzes and advertisements as a frame for terrific new arrangements of chart-topping hits as To Sir With Love, Downtown, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Son of A Preacher Man, and Goldfinger... 

The Canon: A Literary Sketch Show

The Canon: A Literary Sketch Show

Anyone might be forgiven for apprehension about a literary sketch show. Few things are quite so bad as a bad pun; surely an invitation to obscure allusion can only make things worse? But audiences need not worry... 

Working Title: The Orpheus Project

Working Title: The Orpheus Project

A slick piece of cyberpunk with noir flourishes, The Orpheus Project is an atmospheric re-imagining of Kafka’s The Trial combined with the myth of Orpheus and his quest to bring back Eurydice... 

Tape

Tape

Fast-paced drama set solely in a motel room where three old high school friends reunite after 10 years apart. What begins as an amicable meeting between the two male characters, Jon and Vince, descends into a spiteful exchange, culminating in the uncovering of a dark secret involving Vince's ex-girlfriend, Amy... 

Character Limit

Character Limit

Character Limit is a satirical musical from the Try This At Home theatre company, taking aim at the farcical, surrealist and borderline David Lynch-esque habits of some internet users... 

Fusion Guitar: Classical and Percussive Guitar

Fusion Guitar: Classical and Percussive Guitar

After his highly successful and critically-acclaimed debut run at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, YouTube viral sensation Declan Zapala returns with his exciting and unique solo guitar show concept... 

Grimm

Grimm

'Here you forget; drop your memories like petals from a rose'. Grimm has a unique offer: the wiping away of all your childhood memories. But what happens when we try to cling on? Hypnotist Theatre offer a devised adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tales using physical theatre and innovative drama to explore childhood, memory and the danger of forgetting... 

The Underwater Adventure: Lucy Limpet's Quest for Chippy Cove

The Underwater Adventure: Lucy Limpet's Quest for Chippy Cove

An exciting tale of bravery, trust, friendship and love. In the colourful Scraps Lagoon Lucy Limpet's ever growing feeling that she doesn't belong fuels her urge to cross the ocean and explore far away shores... 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues: C: our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova: our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too: our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace...