Les Misérables School Edition

Les Misérables School Edition

Trying to do a hallowed musical such as Les Miserables at the Fringe is a bit of a rigged game. Audiences easily become accustomed to short shows at the expense of productions requiring a longer attention span, such as a multi-hour musical... 

Safe Place

Safe Place

Clara Glynn's play Safe Place hits the stage this fringe festival, bringing us a tale of unlikely friendship whilst making deep and insightful comments on the relationship between feminism and the transgender rights movement... 

The Lulu Show: Life on the Never-Never

The Lulu Show: Life on the Never-Never

The Lulu Show: Life on the Never-Never is exactly what you want from a cabaret. Hilde Louside’s sly and sexy piece examines the financial crisis – via burlesque, jazz and sharp humour... 

Umshado: A Marriage of Heritage

Umshado: A Marriage of Heritage

Umshado (meaning ‘the wedding’) is a potpourri of African heritage, music and dance. It captures the magic of love, conflict, family, ceremony and rites of passage, whilst reinforcing social cohesion... 

Fémage à Trois

Fémage à Trois

Fémage a Trois is Loquiter Theatre’s production of three twenty-minute monologues, performed by three women in three different circles of life. The first, Safe to Shoot by Polly Churchill and performed by Sarah Swingler, was the strongest... 

Sunshine at the Rose

Sunshine at the Rose

After sell-out productions of Sunshine on Leith, Oliver! and Les Misérables School Edition, Captivate Theatre brings you the most uplifting and rousing songs from the world of musical theatre... 

Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

On his way home from battle, Brave Macbeth meets the witches who tell him that he will become king. Now he quite likes that idea and so does his wife. What will he do to get his hands on the crown? 'One of the best children's shows at the Fringe this year... 

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Captivate Theatre is thrilled to bring Sondheim's Sweeney Todd to the Edinburgh Fringe. Barbaric barber Todd and his pie-making accomplice Mrs Lovett come up with an unusually grotesque business plan in this dark and chilling musical... 

The Etiquette Show: Much Ado About Everything!

The Etiquette Show: Much Ado About Everything!

You've heard them on the radio and seen them on the television, now join William Hanson and Diana Mather, leading etiquette experts, live on stage in this tongue-in-teacup foray into civilised human behaviour... 

Late Night Lip Service

Late Night Lip Service

A midnight cabaret featuring “the wildest acts from across the Fringe” is setting itself up for some pretty high standards. This year, Late Night Lip Service has hit the nail on the head; it’s raucous, it’s loud and it’s certainly wild... 

Volte Face

Volte Face

An evening of performance in the middle of the afternoon. An electric show about turning things around, all the way round. Characters, lecoq and le music from Funny Women finalist (shorts) and Gilded Balloon's UK Sitcom Trial winner 2016, as seen on BBC Comedy... 

Annie

Annie

Captivate Theatre’s cast of fresh-faced talent do not disappoint in this adaptation of Annie. This classic heart-warming tale of a precocious young orphan is a family favourite. Captivate Theatre only add charm... 

Who, Me

Who, Me

It’s four years since Rob Lloyd first brought this autobiographical, Doctor Who-related show to Edinburgh. Back then in August 2013, fans of the iconic BBC series were contemplating the then-recently announced news that their favourite Time Lord was going to change into Peter Capaldi... 

Descent

Descent

Good theatre should make you feel something and by that definition alone, this was great theatre. Descent is production which is not only beautifully and skilfully made, but endlessly moving to watch... 

Ewan Spence's Edinburgh Fringe Radio Show and Podcast

Ewan Spence's Edinburgh Fringe Radio Show and Podcast

Join Ewan Spence and the team behind the BAFTA nominated 'Edinburgh Fringe Radio Show And Podcast' at this year's daily recordings of the live show in the Rose Theatre . Featuring a different line-up every day, with hand-picked performers from around the Fringe, music, reviews, interviews, and recommendations... 

The Actor's Nightmare

The Actor's Nightmare

Costa Rica's leading student acting company brings Christopher Durang's classic comedy to edfringe. What show am I supposed to be doing? Why didn't we go to accounting school like our parents wanted? Who's line is it? Direct from Playa Jaco, the SoHo Playhouse Players NYC present this famous absurdist comedy... 

Andre Tonight!

Andre Tonight!

Winner: Melbourne Festival Discovery Award 2016. Nominee: Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016. Edinburgh is where comedy is born, where the world's funniest show their talents... 

Jarred Christmas and the Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Game Show

Jarred Christmas and the Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Game Show

Hey kids, grab your parents, parents grab your cash and get on down to the best game show in town. Get involved and learn some beat boxing tips to impress your friends and your enemies... 

Magic Nostalgic

Magic Nostalgic

At Magic Nostalgic every half an hour someone (and it could be you) is invited up on stage to spin a wheel. Wherever it lands determines what kind of music gets played for the next 30 minutes... 

Smashing Shakespeare

Smashing Shakespeare

Musical comedy versions of Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. Two hugely entertaining, fast, smart adaptations that brilliantly weave the Bard's words with wickedly witty songs and fast-paced storytelling! Performed by the talented cast of Captivate Theatre's Summer School, Smashing Shakespeare is fun for all ages... 

Oliver!

Oliver!

Captivate Theatre brings Lionel Bart's timeless musical to life. With its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, Oliver! remains one of the most loved British musicals, featuring some of the most iconic characters ever written... 

Storyteller

Storyteller

When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold their future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for the Storyteller... 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: The Boyd With the Thorn in His Side

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: The Boyd With the Thorn in His Side

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd genuinely feels like it's the dawn of the apocalypse. Not only is the western world sliding irreversibly into far-right ideology, but his girlfriend left him... 

Mindy Raf: Keeping My Kidneys

Mindy Raf: Keeping My Kidneys

Weed lube, throuple therapy and one life-altering text message. With an open mind, heart and vagina, Raf demolishes the romantic comedy and the roles we play in it. As she demystifies love, loss and sexuality, Raf engages her vulnerable, razor-sharp storytelling style to face the complexities of modern love and leave us asking 'could I ever do that?'... 

Zsa Zsa and Me

Zsa Zsa and Me

Once upon a time, when folks did as they pleased and the world was good, there lived a girl called... If you are mad enough to take a pantomime to America, all you need is a Hollywood star to play the Fairy Godmother... 

Rosco McClelland: How I Got Over

Rosco McClelland: How I Got Over

Scottish Comedian of the Year Rosco McClelland delves deeper to find out what makes him tick, using psychedelic storytelling to traverse through a life-changing event. Expect clinical wit and a few shades of darkness from a sell-out show at the Adelaide Comedy Festival... 

Assessment

Assessment

What's your life worth? In a horribly plausible near future, a government obsessed with capping the spiralling pensions deficit has come up with a price. They've even hired one of those arms-length organisations they get to do their dirty work to sell it... 

Jocky Wilson Said

Jocky Wilson Said

It's 1979 and Scottish darts star Jocky Wilson is in America to play an exhibition match. He misses his ride and sets out to hitchhike across the Nevada desert. With only a cactus for company, he reflects on his life and career... 

Mission Abort

Mission Abort

Pain! Shame! Confusion! Or... empowering freedom and a massive relief? Strong opinions on abortion legislation are voiced on a daily basis; Mission Abort crushes taboos by exploring a woman's perspective on the actual experience – from discovering she is pregnant, to making the decision, following it through and getting on with life afterwards... 

Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap!

Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap!

After eight years on BBC's River City, Gary's leaving his role as hairdresser Robbie behind. But is he destined to be an international showgirl following in the footsteps of Kylie? Or will he be flogging yoghurt Martine McCutcheon style? Join him for a down and dirty hour of soapy comedy and music... 

All Hell Toupee

All Hell Toupee

First Prize winner (Gilded Balloon Sitcom Trials 2016) Kate Bowes Renna brings her new satirical comedy to the fringe. Kate performs all characters in this one-woman show (you may recognise her from Love Actually, Never Let Me Go, Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, Doc Martin)... 

Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin

Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin

***** (Time Out, Sydney). Nominated Best Cabaret: Fringe World Festival, Best Writing: Green Room Awards. Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself among sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret... 

The Hero Who Overslept

The Hero Who Overslept

Here’s a heartfelt invitation to experience a never-before-seen mix of climate science, psychology and surrealist dance in which we attempt to remake ourselves just in time for a remaking of the world... 

The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers

Football wasn't always a game for the masses. The first players to compete for the FA Cup were lords, knights and peers, the wealthy and the privileged. That was until a group of mill workers from Darwen in Lancashire joined with two talented Glaswegians to change the game forever... 

Double Feature

Double Feature

Clearing out their former local cinema seems like the dream job for two old pals (Andy Gray and Grant Stott), but in the process of stirring memories and re-creating scenes from their favourite movies, their shared fanaticism for film soon has to make way for bigger issues that have long remained unresolved. 

The Portable Dorothy Parker

The Portable Dorothy Parker

New York City, 1943. Dorothy Parker – member of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, known for her biting wit ('brevity is the soul of lingerie') – sorts through her poems and short stories, reminiscing about her famous friends (Lillian Hellman, F Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway), her fellow members of the Round Table (Alexander Woollcott, Robert Benchley, George Kaufman), the founding of The New Yorker magazine, her Hollywood screenwriting career and her many loves and heartbreaks, as she prepares her famous collection for Viking Press: The Portable Dorothy Parker... 

Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran

Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran

Life has three guarantees: you're born, you die and if your name is Rio, you dance on the sand. New York indie rocker Sam Shaber was born hungry, like the wolf, for Duran Duran and rock stardom...