Kelty Clippie the Musical

Kelty Clippie the Musical

Based on the popular traditional folk song, Kelty Clippie follows the comic adventures of a bus conductress in Fife. Maggie gets trained up on her new job and surely this is a career for life? She meets some interesting passengers and ends up in the legendary Kelty Club, but will she find romance? Lots of laughs and new original songs from Willie Logan from this award-winning company... 

Strangers: Mindreader

Strangers: Mindreader

There is a man who reads minds and predicts the future. How he does this remains a mystery to most. His explanation is bizarre, but is it all lies and trickery? Or is it stranger than you could possibly imagine? Returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after two successful previous years, director and multi award-winning magician Joe Strickland presents a show that uniquely blends magic with storytelling... 

Strangers: Pairs

Strangers: Pairs

Survivors on a desert island, siblings in their mother’s attic, magicians preparing a new show. These pairs tell three stories interwoven with magic and illusion to create an audience experience like no other... 

IRL

IRL

Our digital lives are demanding more and more of our attention, occupying our mental and emotional space. Join us for a thought-provoking performance about navigating life in this increasingly intrusive and connected world... 

Creating Rumours

Creating Rumours

Creating Rumours recounts the lives of Fleetwood Mac at the time of the recording of their most notorious album, Rumours. This unofficial work focuses on the band’s battle to stay together and finish the album despite all the personal struggles and heartache they were dealing with at the time... 

Your Alice

Your Alice

On the golden afternoon of July 4th, 1862, Charles Dodgson (pen name Lewis Carroll) tells his child muse, Alice, her favourite story for the last time. As they sail down the Oxford River, his beloved characters weave us in and out of Wonderland and through his tortured relationship with 10 year-old Miss Liddell... 

An Evening with Michael Bubbles (No Champagne Included)

An Evening with Michael Bubbles (No Champagne Included)

Fresh from last year’s Bubbles and Martini sell-out hit, this show features the forever charming Michael Bublé tribute host Michael Bubbles in conversation, taking the audience on a journey of swing and movie medleys from blockbusters like La La Land and De-Lovely... 

Sylvia Plath, Your Words Are Just Dust

Sylvia Plath, Your Words Are Just Dust

The Bathtub Heroine presents an incredibly biting piece of new writing telling the life story of tormented poet, Sylvia Plath. The audience is led on a journey through five chapters of Plath’s writing as known through her poetry and her semi-autobiographical novel The Bell Jar... 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

The story of Peter Pan is a familiar one for many and The Talentz present a lovely retelling of the classic tale. The youth theatre group’s show is a well-oiled and rehearsed performance that is beyond their years... 

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None is difficult as a play. The self-serious tone of the novel feels contrived on stage, and actually seeing people thrust into such a contrived scenario in person is patently camp compared to reading it on the page... 

Next!

Next!

Next! is a gritty, thought-provoking and poignant comedy illustrating the trials and tribulations of three unequivocally unique and extraordinary individuals. Enjoy their hilarious and calamitous excursions into love, life, loss and the search for whatever might be next…  

JJ and the Dancing Stick

JJ and the Dancing Stick

JJ dances to create illusions with magic stick levitations. Three different dancing sticks with short and long strings and lights. They rise, fall and float. Be amazed. 

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Physical, visual and comedic styles of performance combine together in this family-friendly retelling of the classic Greek myth. Together, we join Jason on his journey as he seeks the famed Golden Fleece to prove his right to be King of Thessaly... 

Meet Up Yang Gui Fei Split Away from Tang Dynasty

Meet Up Yang Gui Fei Split Away from Tang Dynasty

One of the emperor's favorite concubines in the Tang Dynasty, Yang Gui Fei, was also renowned as one of the four beauties in Chinese history. The Han-Tang Dance, a traditional Chinese dance, was retrieved from wall paintings and paper documents from over a thousand years ago... 

Sad Girls

Sad Girls

Sad Girls is a play about three girls: Miley, Lottie and Flo. They have been best friends for as long as they can remember, and now they're sharing a shitty London flat, trying to find their way and their place in the world... 

Everest Calling

Everest Calling

Sunnyhill School wants pupils that push the limits. 'What's your Everest?' is the headmaster's rallying cry. The results are unexpected; pupil chaos is unleashed. The school hits full-on crisis mode as students Keldan and Lucy head to the dark side... 

Death in Venice

Death in Venice

As the Sirocco winds bring cholera to the Lido and alleyways of Venice, Dr Aschenbach watches Tadzio swimming in the lagoon... An adaptation of Thomas Mann's novella with strawberries, umbrellas and moments of great beauty. 

Theresa di Maggio

Theresa di Maggio

Theresa is a woman of the Italian high society, married to a respectable husband and lost in a betrayal that initially seems to bring a breath of fresh air to the solitude she has always lived in... 

The Bothy

The Bothy

Scotland. Post Great War. Three men of different societal class coincidentally bunker down in a bothy for a night telling stories of war and philosophising about life thereafter. A weave of tales and theories are told only for them to discover that their own paths are interwoven resulting in this intersection... 

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain has been relegated to history as one of life’s wishful thinkers. The famous photo of him proudly waving the Munich Agreement live on as a symbol of failed negotiation and blistering naivety towards Hitler’s evil... 

Teahouse

Teahouse

This adaptation of the modern Chinese drama Teahouse does not work. The original play, written by Lao She and first performed in China in 1958, had over 60 characters played by individual actors... 

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Stalingrad stands as one of the most destructive and horrific battles of the 20th century. A scourge of blood and death on an unimaginable scale that defined the brutality of the eastern front of the Second World War... 

Cloud Avenue

Cloud Avenue

Violet has had the ability to travel back in time since a young age and has utilised her gift in her writing career. On a round the world trip into her childhood, she stumbles into the world of her emotions... 

Home Front – Front Line

Home Front – Front Line

Home Front – Front Line tells the story of WWII through the lives of a young couple: Lizzie, a young woman serving on the home front with the Women's Land Army, and Tom, serving on the front line as a soldier... 

Two Little Boxes

Two Little Boxes

A wordless blend of mime, clowning, dance and acrobatics, Two Little Boxes is a brand-new piece by Reallynice, exploring the construction of masculinities in young men. Suitable for the hearing-impaired. 

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Woyzeck ekes out a living on a meagre wage, earning pennies by eating peas for a dodgy clinical trial, while his wife cheats on him and everyone finds him pathetic. It’s enough to drive a person mad! FramBag is fizzingly back on top form for the festival this year with another twist on a classic... 

Play Something

Play Something

Two men meet in a club. It’s supposed to just be casual sex. But their paths keep crossing, keeping it casual for years, until feelings deepen. But how does a non-emotional man become emotional? To tell you their story they ask the DJ to play something... 

Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring

Jack and Annie had the perfect relationship, right up until the day they didn't anymore. Now she's dead, he's lost and nothing makes sense any more, but at least the zombie apocalypse is – probably – not nigh... 

What Do Bears Eat?

What Do Bears Eat?

A woman, a bear, some cub-support money and questionable morals: What Do Bears Eat? is an irreverent, bizarre and satirical take on the relationship between man and nature. When a woman decides to relocate to the forest, she doesn't quite know what she's in for... 

Teen Master Brain

Teen Master Brain

A brand new dark comedy exploring the hilarious dynamics between the brightest young minds of our generation, and the expectations and demands of their parents. Resulting in murderous intent! 

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell is a very strange show. It’s full of some of the best songs ever written in musical theatre, but the scenes that surround it are unsurprisingly very preachy, and in a way that’s often very dull... 

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Laurel and Hardy remain the most popular comedy double act of all time, on both sides of the Atlantic. Searchlight are back with their critically acclaimed production which played to full houses last year and gained four and five star reviews... 

Beasts & Beauties

Beasts & Beauties

Beauty and the Beast without Gaston? In Italy?! If you can get over the sacrilege of daring to be different from the Disney version of events, Beasts and Beauties, by young company Grey Dog Theatre, offers a light but fun hour of entertainment for children young and old... 

Miss Julie, Clarissa and John

Miss Julie, Clarissa and John

Inspired by August Strindberg’s groundbreaking 1888 naturalistic drama, Miss Julie, the action is relocated to a Reconstruction Era Virginia plantation. The dangerous attraction between the landowner’s daughter and his top servant takes on new shades, as its taboo nature expands from crossing boundaries of social class and encompassing racial lines... 

I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife

One of the good things about the Fringe is that the small scale of most of its venues lead to a sort of intimacy in performance that you get almost nowhere else. This means that small, one person shows can be massively successful... 

Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms Productions is celebrating 16 years of brilliant performances at the Fringe, presenting the cream of the crop of postmodern creations. Performances include: ‘Oh Acis’ by acclaimed choreographer Douglas Dunn; the world premiere of Ken Ludden's ‘Supreme’ from Né:Roi with Miami City Ballet star Rainer Krenstetter and principal dancer Breno Bittencourt; original musical composition by Australian composer David Pyke; Susana B... 

Dead People Don't Have Secrets

Dead People Don't Have Secrets

Everyone has secrets. Even the dead. So when a group of strangers suddenly end their lives, grief turns to anger and shame as secrets of loved ones come to light. Inspired by unexplained suicide clusters that have hit the headlines in recent years, this piece asks what would drive a group of strangers to such extremes... 

In Pieces

In Pieces

Harry awakes one morning in the worst possible way – with a head-shattering hangover. With no memory whatsoever of the night before, he sets out on a mission to piece together how he got into such a sorry state... 

standingOUTstanding

standingOUTstanding

‘A dancer of tremendous joy’ **** (Fest). Award-winning show has new works and old favourites! These challenging times are calling upon us to dig deep within and bring forth the best in us... 

My Life with Doris

My Life with Doris

We all have our idols and for one girl growing up that was a singer and actress from a bygone age. From her beautiful voice to her comic timing, as an eight-year-old girl Sarah saw something special in Doris Day and knew she was someone she wanted to aspire to be like... 

Escape 2

Escape 2

Award-winning professional aerial dance theatre from London LCP is back with Escape 2, a recreation of its predecessor Escape, presented at Fringe 2016. 'Modern, moving, muscular and magnificent' (MumbleDance... 

Death City

Death City

This is a collaboration of stunt and colour: the first of its kind in the world. See the colourful splashes from the spectacular stunt actions. The wild action meets beautiful art. Installation art, martial arts tricks and street dance add more fun in every single scene... 

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace

Following the accident, Kat’s struggling with the basics of everyday life. Could some unusual visitors help? A comedic and imaginative take on the realigning of one person’s mind... 

The Silence at the Song's End

The Silence at the Song's End

Beautiful, funny and completely moving, Really Good Stories’ production of The Silence at the Song’s End is one of the best pieces of theatre you’ll see this Fringe. After the death of her son Nicholas Heiney in 2006, Radio 4 Broadcaster Libby Purves came across poems, journals and diaries from his time at sea in his room... 

Red and The Wolf

Red and The Wolf

Prospero Theatre have decided it’s their turn to roll out a dark retelling of a well-known fairy tale, showcasing a unique-ish take on Little Red Riding Hood, with their production Red and the Wolf... 

The Berkovian Medea

The Berkovian Medea

Euripides’ classical tragedy, of one woman’s quest for revenge and the terrible lengths she is willing to go to inflict pain on her wayward husband, has been performed thousands of times since its original conception... 

Elf the Musical

Elf the Musical

Fancy a bit of festive sparkle? Then join Buddy and our cast as we whisk you away to Christmas in New York! Featuring a live band, this promises to be a Sparklejollytwinklejingley cracker of a show! 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

England. 1918. A generation of men obliterated by the futility of war. Shakespeare’s battle of wits set against the devastating backdrop of a country in mourning, as Katherina and Bianca are forced to consider their worth in terms of their marital eligibility... 

Scenes from the End

Scenes from the End

Scenes From the End is a new show about grief and a tour de force showcase for soprano Héloïse Werner. Using a colourful array of vocal and theatrical means, composer Jonathan Woolgar and director Emily Burns paint historic, comic and tragic pictures of the end, from the heat death of the universe to the end of an individual life... 

West Side Story

West Side Story

This tragic romance has always been about the individual consequences of divisions in society. It was not new when Shakespeare created the Montagues and Capulets as rival houses. Jerome Robbins originally proposed a musical that pitted Catholics against Jews, but as the years passed before the show the rivals changed into white Jets versus Puerto Rican Sharks... 

The Dean Martin Christmas Show

The Dean Martin Christmas Show

The Dean Martin Christmas Show aims to explore the warm relationship between Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra as they appear on the titular Christmas special. The two showbiz old-timers perform hit songs while they natter backstage about the past and what the future holds for the both of them... 

Of Wardrobes and Rings

Of Wardrobes and Rings

David Payne, having already portrayed C. S. Lewis well over 500 times, writes and stars in a new play about the final meeting between Lewis and his friend and sparring partner J. R... 

Spool

Spool

Suppose, just suppose, that your mind and body lived separately from each other. That having started out life together they went through a divorce in which the marital estate was divided up... 

The F Words

The F Words

“If I’m feminine, does that mean I’m effeminate? Or if I’m effeminate, does that mean I’m feminine?”Looking at the nature of what it means to female in this modern world is the complex theme that underlies this exploratory, alternative play The F Words... 

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Following various elements from the classic book by C.S Lewis, Alice in Wonderland – The Musical works perfectly as a family show. An oddity in the Fringe with its large cast flown over from the states, you can tell that TNT Productions have poured quite a bit of money and time into this show, having performed in a few other locations before arriving in Edinburgh... 

The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound

A long time ago, I learned that cute animals are a direct conduit to a human heart. Somehow, the connection between a person and an animal can bring tears to the eyes of an audience in ways that interpersonal relationships cannot... 

Escape

Escape

Award-winning aerial dance theatre company, LCP, draws awareness to human rights violations in their new production. Escape explores the emotional journey of a refugee through struggle, despair and the search for freedom... 

Dance-Forms 72nd International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms 72nd International Choreographers' Showcase

Celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the International Choreographers' Showcase and 15 years with powerful performances at the Fringe. Stunning dance works in a programme shining with originality, great energy, gorgeous music and world-class choreography... 

String

String

‘The string is the thing’ – in the centre of the stage there is a giant sculpture. Is it art? Is it a metaphor for the internet? Exploring the nature of communication itself, the characters follow the winding threads of the internet, only to become increasingly entangled in its ever-evolving web of words and images... 

2 Complicated

2 Complicated

'A brilliant play and another success for Punchline Theatre' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). Punchline Theatre returns to the Fringe with their multi award nominated romantic comedy 2 Complicated... 

Remember Me: Horatio's Hamlet

Remember Me: Horatio's Hamlet

A cast of two. A stage full of characters. A suitcase full of mysteries. All attempting to answer one of theatre's greatest questions: Who exactly was Hamlet? A grieving Horatio tries to unlock the mystery of his friend's death by hiring an actor to tell his story... 

The Erpingham Camp

The Erpingham Camp

Start by mixing together a tyrannical manager, a sycophantic padre, a chief yellow coat of clownish incompetence, and dysfunctional punters. Add dodgy British humour, wonderfully comical fights, then fold in biting humour – very tasty... 

Cabaret (Kab-uh-rey)

Cabaret (Kab-uh-rey)

Back by popular demand! Cabaret is full of decadence and delight with incredible music and suggestive, hard-biting themes. See California’s rising talent at their hottest! ‘Mesmerising’ ***** (EdinburghGuide... 

Emerald Diaries

Emerald Diaries

The Fringe Festival will always be best used as a place for experimentation and experience building, both for performers and for audiences. You may, as a spectator, take a dip in the wild, deep waters of physical theatre or dance and see if they appeal... 

Are We Stronger Than Winston?

Are We Stronger Than Winston?

The British might be renowned for talking and complaining about the weather, but if you come from Fiji there are more heightened concerns than just cold rainy days. In Fiji climate change and rising sea levels threaten the disappearance of land and communities... 

The Blue Box: Memories of the Children of War

The Blue Box: Memories of the Children of War

A twelve-year-old girl writes a poem. With nobody to read it, and nobody to give it to, she stows it away in a hitherto unused blue box. Over the years, the box accumulates further texts and short stories about real people, which the girl, Emma Abdullah, has written... 

The Life and Times of Lionel

The Life and Times of Lionel

New work is at the heart of the Fringe experience; new work by new companies all the more so. However, much of this new writing can be deeply soul-searching and far too earnest - admirable but a little wearing if done too straight... 

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

One World Actors Centre’s fringe production of James Goldman’s historical black comedy The Lion in Winter is a valiant attempt to bring the acclaimed play to the festival stage, but one that unfortunately doesn’t quite hit the mark... 

Alice and the Dream Child

Alice and the Dream Child

Transforum Theatre’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland sets the Lewis Carroll classic in a mental hospital. This is an intriguing choice from the outset, not least because of Carroll’s widely known drug addiction... 

Bend in the River

Bend in the River

Deep Water Theatre Collective mount Bend in the River: a tender, Thornton Wilder-esque look at the modest living of lepers. The place: Marine Hospital 66 in Carville, Louisiana. The time: 1941... 

Sherlock

Sherlock

Bablake Theatre’s take on the character of Sherlock delivers a few laughs, though it offers nothing new to the already long list of pastiches and homages the detective has received over the many years... 

An Evening with CS Lewis

An Evening with CS Lewis

The set-up is simple: an armchair, a side-table, and a teapot, cup, and saucer. As it should be, An Evening with C. S. Lewis is exactly that – no frills, no complications, just a complete reliance on the actor’s ability to hold an audience’s attention through his crafted delivery... 

At War With Love

At War With Love

Ambitious in its intentions, At War With Love uses a selection of thirty-two of William Shakespeare’s sonnets to form a narrative set against the backdrop of the First World War. What with the continuation of World War One commemorations taking place in this centenary anniversary year of the Battle of the Somme, tied to the events marking the four hundredth year since Shakespeare’s death, it would appear that the piece has chanced upon the perfect time to tie these two areas of literary and historical significance together... 

Rocking Your Vote!

Rocking Your Vote!

We Will Rock You meets Yes Prime Minister in this hilarious story of electioneering by 2015 MP candidate Will Goodhand (Channel 4’s Beauty and the Geek, 99 Club stand-up), featuring ex-MP Lembit Opik! A comedy rollercoaster ride! Composed by Olly Nelken (Pigbag, Royal Marines Band)... 

Tales from the Tent

Tales from the Tent

When someone has nowhere to go, a fairytale can take them home. Meet the Sticklewarts and hear their stories of heartbreak and hope. Dolphin School Theatre Company returns with tales of our time... 

Yea Big

Yea Big

A mixed bill of northern dance theatre our kid (close sibling) would be proud of! Bit brassic (short of cash)? Fear not! Grab yourself a ticket and get two shows for the price of one... 

The Curious Sole of Luna Cobbler

The Curious Sole of Luna Cobbler

Can the moon really mend a damaged sole? Is there a pair for everyone? Join Luna in this quirky visual piece, inspired by Tim Burton’s poetry, on a journey to find the perfect solemates one step at a time... 

The Freckles Effect

The Freckles Effect

An exuberant family musical, ‘spreads infectious joy' (Bath Chronicle) with an exceptional youth cast, including past leads from Matilda, the 2015 junior world tap dancing champion and winner of the Musical Theatre 2015 Rose Bowl... 

Plain as Paper

Plain as Paper

Plain as Paper is an energetic physical theatre show centred around where our imaginations can take us using only paper—though what is going on there and why is not always plain.Trying to tell many stories through their actions and paper props, we are left with no consistent stories or characters to follow... 

Trip the Light

Trip the Light

Three contemporary dance pieces by the creators of Budge3: **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Si/Si: ‘A bold and compelling work’ (Lyndsey Winship). A solo amplifying the struggle of restraining inner turmoil in order to uphold appearances: a quest for true identity... 

Murdered Artists' Society

Murdered Artists' Society

Tribute to all the artists who have been murdered, tortured and exiled. The performance takes the form of a scream for the freedom of art and artists currently being suppressed around the world, based on Kharms' and Vvedensky's life and work... 

The Doomed

The Doomed

What would you do if there were only five years left till the end of the world? Fall in love? Go to church? Develop a stationery fetish? Furrowed Brow Theatre gives you a glimpse into all this and more in their bizarre new comedy sketch show! The world has been given a terminal diagnosis, vegans are forming cults and the biscuits are running out... 

The Elephant of My Heart

The Elephant of My Heart

A nine-year-old recovering in hospital is taken on a magnificent journey by an elephant and a host of other splendid creatures. Together they help her to find her courageous heart, though she does get rather wet along the way! A magical jungle experience with songs and imaginative tasks for the audience... 

What the Funk?

What the Funk?

Do you know your Green Onions from your Uptown Funk? We got the funk and it’s all here, played by Scotland’s finest eight-piece live band, Lights Out by Nine. The story of funk evolves from the roots of Hammond organ, through bass and brass, to timeless club favourites from across the decades... 

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

When it comes to comedy double acts none have come as close or endured as long as Laurel and Hardy. This new play set during their 1950s UK tour allows the boys to reflect on their friendship and incredible career, and will also include their best-loved songs and routines... 

Dance Inspirations

Dance Inspirations

Direct from the Scottish Borders, pupils from the renowned Fiona Henderson School of Dance and Performing Arts will delight with their selection of dances in Highland, tap, ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre... 

Bing Bang Bong

Bing Bang Bong

Nottingham Youth Theatre Inclusive Company have produced a pleasant show which is fun for all the family with Bing Bang Bong. We are introduced to Prince Charming, who having been kicked out of his own story, decides to make a feature in other well-known fairy tales such as Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel... 

Oliver!

Oliver!

With a cast of nearly fifty, there’s no shortage of oom-pah-pah in this dazzling production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! by Stage 84, The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts. The close collaboration of all departments in this show is evident from the outset and they have done a stunning job in bringing it all together... 

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and Other Tales

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and Other Tales

Lancaster Offshoots have created an enjoyable and surprisingly funny offering with their take on Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and Other Tales.We are presented with shortened versions of several classic tales, including those of Squirrel Nutkin and Jemima Puddleduck, in addition to the title character Peter... 

Amber Knights vs Brambelles

Amber Knights vs Brambelles

Two, highly acclaimed vocal groups share the stage for one night only. From Andrews Sisters, through Flying Pickets to Ed Sheeran; this is an a capella battle of the sexes you won't want to miss... 

Qiuzi

Qiuzi

In China during the Sino-Japanese War of 1938, a worn-out young Japanese lieutenant unexpectedly saw a beautiful face that was familiar yet distant. As the night fell on the Green Willow Hotel, fate had also befallen ... 

Kathy Stewart & Her Frequent Flyers

Kathy Stewart & Her Frequent Flyers

Kathy Stewart, American singer and songwriter from White Plains, New York, brings her music to the Edinburgh Festival. Backed by her band of Frequent Flyers. Pure emotion. 

Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Duende – the shiver of response produced against the constant awareness of death’s inevitability. Drawing on this power, the all-female Minerva Company breathes new life into Lorca's Bodas de Sangre... 

The Times They Are a Changin'

The Times They Are a Changin'

The Times They Are a Changin' takes you on a journey from the Second World War to the present day. We follow the life of one family through these tumultuous 70 years using key historical events from each decade and using live music representing the sounds that gave each decade its soundtrack. 

Digest TV: The Temp

Digest TV: The Temp

Yangalang a female comedy duo first performed Digest TV: The Temp at the Folkestone Women of the World Festival in March 2015. The Temp invites the audience as job applicants, to join them in exploring and examining the plight of women in business... 

Happy Hour with InChorus

Happy Hour with InChorus

Happy Hour with InChorus. This large contemporary choir performs an intoxicating cocktail of popular songs in an exciting blend of arrangements. A polished performance served with undiluted spirit and zest, this is the perfect entertainment aperitif to your Fringe evening... 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. Accidentally on Purpose Productions returns for their third year, presenting I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change... 

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Direct from the West End of Kent, The Talentz Musical Theatre Company brings this fresh interpretation of Sondheim's spellbinding musical. Staged with a live band, this dark tale brings together the brightest young talents from across the South East. 

Involuntary Noises – The Songs of Jody Trehy

Involuntary Noises – The Songs of Jody Trehy

‘Cracking good songs in the style of Brecht, Bowie, Bernelle and Brel’ (Tony Clayton-Lea, Irish Times), describes the music of Dubliner Jody Trehy, (writer of Eejit of Love) who plays Edinburgh with a fabulous international line-up as part of his Involuntary Noises album tour... 

Wonderland

Wonderland

Wonderland is the story of Alice’s encounters in the tale of the Red Queen. It comes with a new and somewhat confusing preamble of underground chaos created by an untimely death at the hands of the Jabberwock... 

That Deadly Noir Magic

That Deadly Noir Magic

The low peal of a jazz trumpet. The droning heaviness of fog over the New York riverside. A beat-up desk with a bottle of brown liquor, a pack of cards, and a gun. If there’s one thing Dani Iannarelli definitely knows, it’s the heavy, chiaroscuro-lit underworld of Film Noir... 

Corium

Corium

Corium, the new show from Accidentally On Purpose Productions, tries to be exciting and contemporary by stylistically borrowing from Frantic Assembly but sadly doesn’t find its own genuine voice... 

The Bristol Suspensions in: A Suspension of Disbelief

The Bristol Suspensions in: A Suspension of Disbelief

A group of seventeen students from Bristol University that formed in September last year, The Bristol Suspensions are fairly new to the a cappella scene, but that does nothing to diminish their talent... 

DNA

DNA

This young company from The Theatre School in Tunbridge Wells, Kent brings an array of engaging, emotional, and believable performances to Dennis Kelly’s gritty play. Charting the unlikely turmoil of a group of youths who find themselves in the midst of a terrible crime and their efforts to prove their innocence, DNA offers a glimpse of how a shared situation might bring disparate people together to achieve a common goal... 

Faust

Faust

In sixteenth-century Germany it was not regarded as irreverant to perform comic puppet shows featuring characters and scenes from the legend of Faust. The post-A-level students from Tiffin School, under the guise of Triple Fish Theatre, have not gone that far, but they certainly generate more humour than is found in traditional performances of this otherwise weighty work... 

Future Honey

Future Honey

American company The Pack bring their space-age feminist performance piece to the Fringe, but it seemed like getting their heads around it was a little out of the audience’s grasp... 

Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy

Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy

Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy started out as two plays in a year-long project by One World Actors Centre (Kuwait) to produce Jean Anouilh’s Antigone in both English and Arabic. As the interpretations of the work progressed they took on separate identities - the English version was given an ancient setting during the Celtic rebellion in Roman-occupied Britain, while the tale in Arabic was placed in the modern Middle East... 

Ferdinand

Ferdinand

Ferdinand from Tasty Monster Productions is genuinely one of the nicest productions I have seen. A one man-show starring Luke Tudball, it explores a single dad telling the story of Ferdinand the Bull to his young son and how this tale becomes strikingly relevant to his everyday life and work... 

Eejit of Love

Eejit of Love

Follow the fortunes of lovable bumpkins Billy and Eileen as they travel to Shmokey City to audition for the dastardly Pete Popalypse on his new TV talent show Xposure. Watch in horror as Pete lures Eileen away on a perilous journey towards the stars as a broken-hearted Billy heads back to the farm... 

Maiden: A Recycled Fairy Tale

Maiden: A Recycled Fairy Tale

‘Every now and then something happens. Something extraordinary that makes people put down their bottle of Madeira and truly think.’ Who is Maiden? Where did she come from? Where does she belong? Set in a cruel, dystopian society in rural Portugal, 3Bugs proudly presents a creative adaptation of a fairy tale... 

Seussical

Seussical

‘Oh the thinks you can think if you’re willing to try! Think a gink with a stink or a stair to the sky. Think of an elephant up in a tree. Think of a person too tiny to see. From the planet of Who to the smallest of small, to the jungle of Nool and the largest of all... 

Untold Wars: A New Verbatim Musical

Untold Wars: A New Verbatim Musical

Working within the rather large shadow of the National Theatre’s verbatim triumph London Road, new Leeds-based company 203 Theatre have hopped on this particular niche musical bandwagon, but their destination couldn’t be further from the quaint streets of Ipswich... 

Homme | Animal

Homme | Animal

'How can I know who I am …feeling with pure energy, / With my heart, my mind, my body, my soul, / This is who and what I am. / I feel. I see. I am an animal.' These words form part of Vendetta Mathea’s vocal opening to her composition Homme | Animal... 

Eclipse

Eclipse

It’s August 1999 and a group of Bristol teenagers have returned from a trip to Cornwall where they went to see an eclipse. An encounter in Cornwall with a new girl, Lucy Lime, has changed everything... 

Alice

Alice

Shipley College’s Scruffy Penguin Theatre Company provides a riotously energetic rendition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland that has much to recommend as a theatrical experience, though less as a piece of storytelling... 

The Gambit

The Gambit

The Gambit, written by Mark Reid and directed by Matthew Gould, opens to the ticking of a chess stop-clock and, of course, a chess set centre stage. For any big fan of chess, this in itself is quite an exciting beginning... 

Rent

Rent

A solid production of Rent that will entertain you for an evening but won’t remain with you.Young bohemians are struggling to pay the rent in AIDS-ridden 90s New York as characters collide on one Christmas Eve... 

Eejit of Love

Eejit of Love

In theory, Eejit of Love is a fun concept: two Irish country bumpkins find themselves swept up in the allure of reality TV, testing their relationship and their own willpower. However, as the show proceeds it's clear that the commentary is tired and fails to say anything too different to plenty of X-Factor based sketches that have come before... 

Method in Madness

Method in Madness

New writing and Shakespeare, dance and physical theatre, all accompanied by the evocative music of Laura Marling; Method in Madness is a truly mesmerising show. Although the piece’s narrative takes place in London in 1941, concerning a young Hollywood actress struggling to play the role of Ophelia, it is so much more than a piece of contemporary writing, incorporating Shakespeare’s text, dance and music in this innovative look at one of his most beloved heroines... 

The Last Kill

The Last Kill

The Last Kill follows a Scottish soldier, Michael, falling apart as he tries to find the answers he needs to justify his actions in war. To do this, we see his life story from a young boy, then a new recruit, through subsequent tours of duty, up until the moment we meet him... 

Passing Places

Passing Places

A schizophrenic Motherwell gangster on a motorbike vs two idiots in a Citroen Saxo en route to Thurso to flog a surfboard. Sounds ridiculous huh? Well it has to be seen to be believed! We follow Alex and Brian on their journey through Scotland, Passing Places, meeting the true characters of Caledonia and beyond... 

Losing Grace

Losing Grace

One life. One box. No memories. Meet Grace, close to the end with nothing to take with her. Where have her memories gone? How will she find them? What legacy will she leave? Inspired by Andy Warhol's Time Capsules, Losing Grace is a life-affirming tale of rediscovery and the value of our memories... 

The Trial of Hermann Ethé

The Trial of Hermann Ethé

It's 1914 and Professor Hermann Ethé and his wife are living a happy, bohemian life in Aberystwyth. But as the First World War unfolds tragically in Europe, fear and panic take hold at home... 

Dream

Dream

Be transported by this enormously spirited and fast-moving production to the mischievous world of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All the family will enjoy this highly visual interpretation from the team behind 2014’s These Fragments, ‘an excellent, moving show with the accomplished young company performing with passion and a total commitment’ (BritishTheatreGuide... 

Beasts and Beauties

Beasts and Beauties

Four fairy tales from Europe, reimagined by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, are brought to life at Greenside by the talented young cast of 1541. From the Emperor’s New Clothes to less well known classics, each is delivered with energy and clarity through a variety of physical theatre techniques... 

Okinawa Sansan

Okinawa Sansan

Follow Sanla and his wife on a journey of love, life and Okinawa tradition. A dazzling mix of folk music, classical Ryukyu Court dance, and traditional bingata patterned costumes will transport you to the tropical Okinawa Islands... 

Perceptual Landscape

Perceptual Landscape

An unconventional experiment of light, sound and physical theatre. Inspired by autistic children, Jenny Mok, director of Galway Fringe Best International Performance Award 2014, explores the definition of reality in her breathtaking solo... 

Noel Coward and Friends Live in Las Vegas

Noel Coward and Friends Live in Las Vegas

Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence and Ivor Novello, together for one last time at the The Desert Inn, Las Vegas. Coward was loved by American audiences, but despite that, his dressing room is a lonely place, hence he is in a reflective mood and through his friends and his music he looks back at happier times... 

She Loves Me

She Loves Me

“Good morning, good day!” So begins the best classic musical you’ve never heard of. And to quote a musical you probably have heard of: “And what a lovely morning!” (cue tap dance)... 

Dorian

Dorian

In a 1990 interview on Japanese television, Berkoff said, “I believe that you don’t need anything more than just utter simplicity and that everything in my art must be created from the body onwards... 

Homme | Animal

Homme | Animal

‘I’m blind, living in the dark. Darkness is my education’ – so Juilliard-trained dancer and choreographer Vendetta Mathea opens Homme | Animal. She utters these words with her eyes closed, and proceeds to execute a mesmerising solo before leaving the stage to the three-dancer ensemble that takes the stage for the following hour... 

Inevitable

Inevitable

It’s said that people remember exactly where they were on the day of certain major global events, such as the Kennedy assassination, Diana’s car crash, or (possibly) Thatcher resigning... 

I Am the Wind

I Am the Wind

I Am The Wind not only plays with these idea of meaningful space but relies upon it. The play is translated from Jon Fosse’s original Norwegian version into English by Simon Stephens and the piece is brought to the Fringe by Warwick University drama society... 

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Performing in a Methodist Church, a young and talented student cast present Shakespeare's classic exploration of love, money, religion and prejudice.  

A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales

A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Follow Hansel, Gretel, and Jacob on their journey through the forest. Using modern twists, creative shadow puppetry and animated storytelling, this heart-warming show asks you to re-evaluate classic tales and their morals... 

Candide

Candide

‘Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds!’ So Dr Pangloss teaches his student Candide, but his theories are sorely tested by shipwrecks, Spanish Inquisitions, earthquakes, executions, pirate raids, murderous magistrates and mono-buttocked old courtesans... 

UCAS

UCAS

Off Track Theatre - UCAS - *** (3 stars)UCAS follows five students and their teacher as they attempt to write personal statements for university. Moving through all of the typical questions, Off Track Theatre company’s production is energetic and in-your-face... 

The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark

Chicago’s Forks & Hope Ensemble brings Lewis Carroll’s famous nonsensical poem to magical life in this youthful and ebullient adaptation. Faithfully following Carroll’s original verse, the thirteen-strong cast bound chaotically around the stage, breathing new life into the narrative... 

SingleMarriedGirl

SingleMarriedGirl

A sturdy wooden climbing frame stands centre stage and sitting on the swing is Laurel, who tells us that she married the first love of her life, whom she met when she was fifteen. We later learn that he was twenty-six, which makes the symbolism of the child’s swing alarming and potentially dramatically shocking... 

Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight

Aberdeen’s Literal Lines bring their confused and incoherent sketch show to Edinburgh for the first time. Over fifty unrelentingly dismal minutes, the cast of five prove just how difficult it is to bring successful comedy to the Fringe in a display from which no-one emerges with much dignity... 

Into the Woods JR

Into the Woods JR

In this abridged version of Into the Woods I wasn’t sure if the ‘junior’ part would refer to the length or the audience appropriateness of the play. As it turns out, the one-act version of the Stephen Sondheim musical is designed to be more appropriate for young performers... 

Gidding's Ward

Gidding's Ward

Nine people all connected by nothing more than their own humanity, stuck on a ward because what's outside is far worse. Giddings Ward is a humorous and heartfelt look at people and the truths they hide from themselves... 

Homeless

Homeless

Homeless is a devised show about a group of vulnerable young people who have formed a fragile community, while living on the street. Ten characters each have their own story to tell about their past experiences, their current challenges and the dreams they have about escaping their present situation... 

Funny Girl

Funny Girl

Funny Girl is based on incidents in the life of Fanny Brice before and after World War One. It focuses on Fanny's attempts to become a Broadway star and the consequences this brings... 

Drowning Scott

Drowning Scott

“Would you rather die by drowning or die of cancer?”Scott would rather drown. The 17 year old has terminal cancer and two or three months to live, at best. He won’t make his 18th birthday party... 

standingOUTstanding

standingOUTstanding

“What I want you to take away from this is that, whoever you are, you can follow your dreams.”Lucia August certainly has. “And,” she insists, “everyone can dance.” So that’s what this dance therapist calls the course she runs back in California... 

The Reviewers

The Reviewers

The Reviewers is a new musical created by students and recent graduates from the University of Nottingham. It follows the story of the bitter Keira Cochrane, played by Maddie Hardy with sufficient malice, who starts her own corrupt reviewing institution after being panned by critics in her own angsty student production that was first performed in the 80’s... 

Unprescribed

Unprescribed

Without a doubt this all-female experimental show is one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen. It was also one of the most enjoyable. Set in “The Centre,” an institution specialising in experimental new techniques for curing obsessive compulsive behaviour, we are introduced to two patients (Dana Etgar and Sarah Chenoweth Kenney) suffering from different obscure and humorous obsessions... 

Autumn Fallin'

Autumn Fallin'

Autumn Fallin' plays out much like its flyer would suggest. The piece posits itself as a 'whirlwind Manhattan romance' that is 'suitable for anyone who's ever loved'. And that is precisely what it is; no false advertising here... 

The Caddington Affair

The Caddington Affair

The boys of Tiffin School are in town and look set to make a huge impact with The Caddington Affair, one of two devised pieces presented by different groups of year 12 A Level students... 

Mates

Mates

Mates is set in a Vanilla Sky-type universe where citizens are put into a digital incubator system to be matched up with their soul mates by an algorithm. The catch is that leaving one’s allocated mate is punishable by execution... 

The Secret Collector

The Secret Collector

Jack lives on an island where the community calls itself idyllic. Not just a community, but a family. But everyone has secrets. Byteback Theatre presents an enthralling production, with a script from Kailey McGowan, co-directed by Rachael Ash and Mary O’Neill... 

NYC  - A Subway Tale

NYC - A Subway Tale

NYC - A Subway Tale is the story of a young girl who runs away from home and spends the day learning about herself and her city all from the New York City Subway. 

Avent & Monie: Back to Front

Avent & Monie: Back to Front

This is a sketch comedy show, suitable for all those that enjoy great jokes and a storyline to go with it. Graham Avent and Jon Monie have been together since 1989 and although Avent nearly stopped comedy completely to take on a full time marketing job, the pair ended up returning to Edinburgh in 2013 and are back with Back to Front in 2014... 

Gambit Theatre Presents: Contrast

Gambit Theatre Presents: Contrast

Gambit Theatre’s offering at the Fringe is a theatrical exploration of two real-life conmen and more specifically, identity imposters.We begin with Alan Debenham, a homeless man who famously impersonated popular TV documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux in order to get a room at a pub... 

Tinderbox

Tinderbox

Three activists meet underneath a bank to try to start a revolution. Planning to set off a "device" to destroy the electronics upstairs, they have a meticulous plan and are happy to trade their life for their cause... 

These Fragments

These Fragments

Follow the story of a tea tin passed down through the generations against the backdrop of war and conflict. This young and confident company are back following last year's inventive show about memory loss with an original piece, dedicated to the memory of individuals affected by conflicts, past and present... 

Flow With Me

Flow With Me

Is Me lost?! Me, a refined being with an unsettled spirit, kissed Coney's tears away and was determined to find Me's self. But which Me is the Me Me is looking for? The one underneath the Black Cloak, the one chasing after Mr Red-faced Fatty, or the one falling for Lady Summer? No idea? Let's go DAMP! Dance, acting, music and poetry, this four-in-one theatre satisfies all your desires! Award-winning, talented Taiwanese artists will present the most unique world premiere, Flow With Me, the show that will discover all! 

The Lu-Tings

The Lu-Tings

Once upon a time a merman tribe called Lu-Tings was said to have settled in the southern tip of China, or what we know as Hong Kong today. Neither fish nor human beings, they tried hard to survive in face of the expanding Han Chinese culture until they could not take it anymore... 

Object of My Affection

Object of My Affection

MurleyDance's The Object of My Affection explores the relationship we form with objects from iPods to thrones to our most treasured possessions. Which would we hate to lose more, the phone we rely on every day or our grandmother's ring that never leaves its box... 

The Sonneteer

The Sonneteer

A play on passion, power and possession, featuring the Sonnets of William Shakespeare. What drove the celebrated poet, playwright and actor to write a suite of sonnets about beauty, life and the passage of time and address them to a young man? Obsession? Folly? Infatuation? Or was there more than meets the eye today? In a dynamic new take on an old question, two contemporary characters delve into some glorious poetry, as they weave in and out of the past in search of a plausible truth about love... 

Starchild: The Little Prince Reborn

Starchild: The Little Prince Reborn

Urban Aphrodite International is a company based in Shanghai. Starchild: The Little Prince Reborn is an original, universal physical theatre piece based on the incredible travels of The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry... 

The Trip

The Trip

Mr Harrison is taking Waterloo class on a trip to London. When the school mini-bus driver calls in sick Harrison's plans seem scuppered; but with a class full of expectant autistic teenagers, what choice has he got? A new comedy performed by an entire cast of adults on the autism spectrum... 

On The Box!

On The Box!

Comedic musicians Bowjangles present their TV parody On The Box! Non-stop humour, rousing songs and energetic dance routines from this rebellious string quartet will leave you in stitches, and incredulous... 

The Clean (As Possible) Comedy Show

The Clean (As Possible) Comedy Show

Come and watch three top comedians from the festival clean up their act! Two (or more) of the circuit's best loved comedians will be joining hosts Tony Vino and Andy Kind in an event that even your Grandma will enjoy – unless she's got a potty mouth! Stand-up comedy with a 12A certificate.