Unseen

Unseen

Through raw emotion, compelling stories and snippets of reality, we learn the story of Holly, a woman living on the streets in Edinburgh. As homelessness is a major issue in our society, setting the action in Edinburgh itself brought the action closer to home, and helped us to relate the issues back to our own lives... 

Little Soldier Zhang Ga

Little Soldier Zhang Ga

From the puppetry director of War Horse China, Liu Xiaoyi, comes an uplifting tale of one boy’s solidarity and spirit in the face of conflict. Set in northern China during World War II and co-written by Guo Yan, Chinese director of 2015 Edinburgh International Festival’s Dragon, Little Soldier Zhang Ga is a heart-warming story inventively told using both puppets and actors... 

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde follows a heartbreaking journey through Victorian England, exploring the mysterious link between the respectful Dr Jekyll and the dark and sinister Mr Hyde... 

Party Animal Roop – Stories About a Unique Career in Show Business

Party Animal Roop – Stories About a Unique Career in Show Business

Roop has had a 20 year career as a celebrity party planner, and he has some special stories to share in his incisive one man show. A must see show for people interested in anecdotes about the world of the rich and famous... 

Two

Two

Two presents working-class life in a northern local, a place of failed aspirations, unfulfilled lives and long-kept secrets. A bickering husband and wife and the dozen regulars who pass through all play a part in this heart-warming comedy. 

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

A personal journey by Irish actor/director Larry McCluskey, through the late Nobel Poet’s best and most popular work, a dramatic reading, with linking commentary and live music. The journey moves from Heaney’s childhood, through his emergence as Ireland’s foremost poet, international eminence and awards, to the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature... 

Evil

Evil

An adaptation of Jan Guillou’s semi-autobiographical novel, which went on to become an Oscar-nominated film in 2003, Evil tells the story of systematic bullying and brutality at an elite Swedish boarding school... 

Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother in the Case of a Study in Blood

Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother in the Case of a Study in Blood

Sherlock Holmes, true to its original with all the same characters and tropes that keep fans hooked, but with a twist. The famous detective becomes a Godot figure, never actually emerging on stage despite being central to the action... 

Mandela in Me

Mandela in Me

Directed by Emmy award-winner and musical director of the multiple Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Jimmy Mulovhedzi. An amazing powerful show performed by the internationally acclaimed Memeza African Choir from Soweto, celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela through a selection of his favourite songs accompanied by vibrant African dances... 

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes is a new piece of writing by Eimear Sheehy and is presented by ALSA Productions. A madcap but tender piece, Tomatoes is a morning with Laur, a young woman working in her local fruit and veg shop, struggling to find a foothold in the uncertain times of recessionary Ireland 2010... 

Ed Cook’s Comedy Thing

Ed Cook’s Comedy Thing

Funnily enough, Ed Cook’s Comedy Thing is a sort of stand-up comedy thing. Join Ed, an Edinburgh virgin, as he takes you on a boundless journey, discussing everything from Noah’s Ark to the latest political scandal with a characteristic dry wit and absurdity that is sure to entertain you. 

Fusion of Strings

Fusion of Strings

Marking his global tour, China’s legendary composer, Tu Shanxiang, comes to Edinburgh to perform his own traditional Chinese music piece. He has delighted audiences for over 40 years and performed across the world in America, France, Russia, and Japan as well as in his native China... 

Claire Dawson in A Woman on the Edge

Claire Dawson in A Woman on the Edge

Lover dead, gun in hand, how did she end up in Tasmania? Our Liverpool born Queen of Cabaret sings up a storm and wisecracks her way through a roller coaster journey of self-discovery... 

I Love Ursula Hamdress

I Love Ursula Hamdress

Theatre and physical theatre about the contemporary condition of women and farmed animals, created following Carol Adams' lecture The sexual Politics of Meat. On the stage an aspiring showgirl talks about herself... 

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Famed for her portrayal of bisexual coke snorting Liberty Baker on Footballers Wives which won her a Screen Nations Award, Phina's latest challenge is nine characters: black, white, old, young, male, female; all of whom are having their own identity crises... 

Chinese Women’s Whispers

Chinese Women’s Whispers

Chinese Women's Whispers provides an oasis of calm for weary festival goers. Sharing autobiographical tales from their different provinces in China, the four actors offer an hour's respite from the relentless hustle and bustle of the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Single Varietal

Single Varietal

Bob Stourton has an orchard. This orchard makes cider, specifically Hambledon Gold Single Varietal Cider, a famed brew from South West England. Bob dies and suddenly his children, Molly and Tim, are thrust into the care of the smallholding, and conflicts grow over its handling... 

Year Ten

Year Ten

Never judge a play by its title. Year Ten conjured up images of yet another dreadful classroom drama of teenage hang-ups, shallow love stories and endless texting. Nothing could be further from the truth in this hard-hitting, action-packed tale of aggression and tenderness... 

Magic Porridge Pot

Magic Porridge Pot

Help Boy cook magic porridge! Splat porridge in a magic food fight! Jump in the huge sea of porridge! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't want to sit still and watch! Little 'uns come on stage throughout! Join Boy as he ventures into the woods to find food for his sick dad... 

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Help Puss storm the Ogre's bouncy castle! Chase enchanted mice! Splat magic mud pies! Meeow! Purr! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t want to sit still and watch! Little ‘uns come onstage throughout! Join Puss as he tries on his magic boots! Boy is poor, Mum is ill: what can Puss do? Will the Ogre eat Puss? Will Puss trick the Ogre? Will Boy ever find the gold? 2014/15 edfringe sell-out! ‘Outstanding show… No-one does it quite like Spotlites’ (FringeReview... 

Enormous Turnip

Enormous Turnip

Help Grandad plant the tiny seed! Slide in the snail slime! Heave up the enormous turnip! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Little 'uns come on stage throughout! Join Boy and Grandad as they tend the seeds! The family is hungry; what will grow? Will the birds steal the seeds? Will the slugs and snails munch the leaves? Will there be enough for tea? Will the turnip ever stop growing? Pop! Kapow! 2011/12/13/14/15 edfringe sell-out! 'So perfect' **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Golden Goose

Golden Goose

Chop the tree to rescue the gluey goose! Stick tight to its gooey golden feathers! Sail away on the magic land-ship! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Little 'uns come on stage throughout! Join Boy as he shares his food with a starving old wizard who shows him the magical golden goose! Make the sad princess laugh! 2013 edfringe sell-out! 'Enchanting... 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson is Tayo Aluko’s tribute to one of the twentieth century’s most recognisable singers in terms of looks and voice. A towering man, both physically and professionally, he is most widely remembered for his songs and film credits, but there was far more to him... 

Chatroom

Chatroom

Six teenagers come online. Young and powerless, they seek control over their lives and others’. A play which confronts issues of mental health, cyberbullying and recklessness, Chatroom is a fast-paced voyage into a moment in time long-buried by today’s adults... 

Mandela in Me

Mandela in Me

Directed by Emmy award-winner and musical director of the multiple Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Jimmy Mulovhedzi. An amazing powerful show performed by the internationally acclaimed Memeza African Choir from Soweto, celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela through a selection of his favourite songs accompanied by vibrant African dances... 

The Echo Chamber

The Echo Chamber

Current affairs can be baffling, and we have all been overcome with the need to turn off the news and pretend that horrific acts of terrorism around the world aren’t happening. In this piece of theatre, however, Trimaran Productions succeed in outlining the issue of radicalization to a much younger audience, and making current affairs accessible to all... 

Soddin’ Flodden

Soddin’ Flodden

1513, Flodden Field: among the dead lay Scotland's most popular Stewart King and the flower of her nobility. Who was James IV, the charismatic monarch with a passion for women, alchemy, cannons and metal underwear? Were his 'three steps into England' just a mad-cap, ill-considered, naive adventure, destined to end in disaster? Or was he driven to it by the French, and having suffered relentless provocation by the arrogant Henry VIII? With creative and quirky storytelling interwoven with a witty selection of songs, Ideoms will attempt to dispel the resulting 500-year-old inferiority complex. 

Arcadia

Arcadia

In the schoolroom of a country estate in the 1800s, Thomasina is discovering the truth about sex. In the same room about 200 years later, a group of academics are still trying to work it out... 

Emoji

Emoji

Meet Kyle’s phone. Inside it, like every mobile, a hidden emoji-world exists. Emojis live with one ultimate goal: to become one of the ‘frequently used’. Brian the brown shoe emoji is a deadbeat... 

The Inspectors Call

The Inspectors Call

Exploring the impact of creeping corporatism and excessive accountability. George Smith cares deeply for his school, his local community and the embattled values of comprehensive education... 

Frankenstein: A New Play

Frankenstein: A New Play

An expedition to the North Pole. Already in jeopardy. They pick up a man. Unconscious, on a sheet of floating ice. A man that seems eerily familiar. Viktor Frankenstein. A man haunted by his past... 

Lucky 6

Lucky 6

Lucky 6 were massive in the nineties. A squeaky clean pop group put together on a TV show and adored by pre-teens. Ten years later they’re reuniting for one last gig at the O2 and it’s just like old times – as if the drugs, booze, affairs and photos with Jimmy Savile never happened! Oh and that thing with Josh... 

Tent

Tent

A man and his unseen companion in a tent. They’re hiking; trudging through the mountains to reach...somewhere. Tent puts on cryptic dressings to let the performer, Yuuya Ishizone, riff on life, its problems and Japanese living... 

As You Like It

As You Like It

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. From award-winning director Nicholas Barter comes a 1920s Chinese inspired version of Shakespeare’s much loved comedy performed by the Shanghai Theatre Academy... 

Marilyn and Sinatra

Marilyn and Sinatra

You know their names but you didn't know their love story... until now. See Marilyn and Sinatra days before this very special play opens in London’s West End. Exhaustively researched, it tells the little-known story of the relationship between showbiz icons Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra... 

Hamlet, Ophelia – Part One

Hamlet, Ophelia – Part One

Hamlet is a woman, she is living the play from the lovers’ point of view, going into the depths of humanity. Hamlet, Ophelia is an original take on the entire story to honour the first modern drama... 

Blind Eye

Blind Eye

A powerful and compelling drama set in 1979. An unorthodox time. An unorthodox crime. A shocking, deeply unsettling event is disclosed during a suspect’s apparently racially motivated murder interview by West Yorkshire Police, the ramifications of which are still being felt today... 

Marilyn and Sinatra

Marilyn and Sinatra

You know their names but you didn't know their love story... until now. See Marilyn and Sinatra days before this very special play opens in London’s West End. Exhaustively researched, it tells the little-known story of the relationship between showbiz icons Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra... 

DeafFirefly: Playing with Poetry

DeafFirefly: Playing with Poetry

What happens when British Sign Language poetry meets spoken word? Can a poem be performed in two entirely different languages at once and still make sense? And be good? To what extent should each language 'make way' for the other? Are there other ways to make a poem 'accessible'? And can it be fun? Donna Williams aka DeafFirefly invites the lingually curious to join her to find out as she performs poetry in both BSL and English, in some cases at the same time... 

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first black judge in 1978. He is also a fine singer and keen cricket lover. Finding himself stranded in the heart of the Empire, he muses on international politics and history from the point of view of one who would rather watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song... 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

Paul Robeson is a world-famous American actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment's liking, he is branded a traitor, is harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel... 

The Tragedy of Two Tuesdays

The Tragedy of Two Tuesdays

The Tragedy of Two Tuesdays takes place in a restaurant called The Dream Cafe, wherein quiet cooks, sassy servers, a busboy and a menacing manager butt heads about nonsense and whine about their not so bad lives. 

Her Slightest Touch

Her Slightest Touch

Some argue that the Fringe has become too corporate and professional, thus pushing amateur groups out of the scene. However, the Kirkintilloch Players are firmly standing their ground at the festival with a strong and thought-provoking performance of Her Slightest Touch... 

Your Mother's Vagina

Your Mother's Vagina

Rhombus Ensemble’s Your Mother’s Vagina is a whirlwind of subject matter wrapped up in the lives of its two protagonists: Layla and Sue Anne. In three scenes the play follows their lives in Hollywood as they struggle with sex, pregnancies, miscarriages and a host of other issues relating both to relationships and genitalia... 

Iphigenia in Tauris

Iphigenia in Tauris

Champs Mêlés’ production of Iphigenia in Tauris is a two hour, French language translation of J.W von Goethe’s 18th century adaptation of Euripides’ original Greek tragedy with the occasional English surtitle... 

Gratiano

Gratiano

Though Shakespeare is something which has been revisited and reproduced time and time again, it is rare that one of the minor characters is given a starring role. Written and performed by Ross Ericson, this one-man show is a clever take on the Shakespearean classic The Merchant of Venice, putting Gratiano in the spotlight... 

John Porter – Lunatic (of the) Fringe

John Porter – Lunatic (of the) Fringe

John Porter always wanted an interesting life. It didn’t really work out, even if it did start with his dad in hospital on the night of his birth. But then he became a stand-up comic, and things got a bit more interesting, to say the least... 

Culturally Inquisitive

Culturally Inquisitive

Culturally Inquisitive touches on the life of the sublime stand-up force that is Wis Jantarasorn, known on the circuit for putting great twists on punchlines and whipping the crowd into a frenzy... 

Femmetamorphosis

Femmetamorphosis

Femmetamorphosis is an easy going play that explores the relationships of five very different characters as they help one of their own through a nasty break up. Its simplicity is charming and makes for an enjoyable feel good performance... 

Finders Keepers & Miss Monday

Finders Keepers & Miss Monday

Life can be dull. Maybe all you need to spice it up, is a person who doesn’t deal with things in a rational way, who has a different view of the world? Let’s find out. 

Inferno

Inferno

Inferno is the first and, arguably, best part of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Sin manifests itself. We see the evidence of our transgressions, even when they exist in a nasty, draconian framework... 

Cats and Dogs Give the Best Advice

Cats and Dogs Give the Best Advice

This is a kids show for adults featuring puppets, awkward art attacks and one too many cats. Join a Narrator who desperately wants to keep everything perfect and just as it was as she learns about life and moving forward... 

Little Shakespeare

Little Shakespeare

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. Shakespeare with a twist. Three of the playwright’s most famous scenes fantastically performed by the 10 to 15-year-old children from three of China’s best schools, Beijing Shijia Primary School, Chongqing Bashu Rhythm Drama Club, and Chongqing Foreign Language School, well known for their high standard of education and passion for theatre... 

Fringe Masterclasses @Spotlites

Fringe Masterclasses @Spotlites

Inspiring, innovative and international theatre masterclasses, to empower emerging artists by working with leading professionals from the theatre world. Including: George Dillon's Acting Techniques: Hands (Mime and Gesture), Eyes (eye contact, how to dominate an audience with only your eyes and how to visualise your surroundings so the audience sees them too), Feet (how to stand still onstage, to find repose and to move), Physical Theatre, Practical Artaud/Grotowski, Mask, Voice, Puppetry, Playwriting, Improvisation... 

Extreme Broadcasting

Extreme Broadcasting

BFBS Radio and Television services are absolutely vital to the morale of the British Forces serving abroad, this is why BFBS routinely sends civilian broadcasters into war zones. BFBS broadcasters have a story to tell... 

Carmen High

Carmen High

Carmen High is a powerful story about a popular mean girl who jokingly dates a high school outcast. It’s a story about fitting in and not fitting in, being popular and being bullied, suicide, peer pressure, pop culture, friendship, isolation, and rape... 

Celia

Celia

Meet Celia, housewife, 49ish and devoted mother. Tired of putting the toilet seat down after the men in her life, Celia escapes into a parallel world, the inspiration for her romantic short stories... 

ThreeWay

ThreeWay

A new, innovative piece of theatre that offers a new perspective into the world of dating and relationships. It explores these topics through comedy and reveals a polyamorous relationship that unfolds between three people, none of whom identify as this... 

Bully Boy

Bully Boy

Major Oscar Hadley is flown to the Middle East front line to probe allegations of severe misconduct within a self-styled Bully Boy unit of the British army. When young squaddie Eddie Clark from Burnley is interrogated, Oscar begins to discover that "truth" in a modern insurgency can be a point of view rather than a fact... 

Carlotta de Galleon – A Fool for Love!

Carlotta de Galleon – A Fool for Love!

Carlotta is a romance novelist except she’s never been in love. Or written a book. She’s also a feminist. Sort of. Follow Carlotta as she strives to: fall in love with the one (just like the heroines of her favourite books!), write a romance novel (with the help of you the audience), live happily ever after (maybe)... 

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Spend an intimate evening of insightful and intelligent comedy with this British doctor. After leaving England for the brighter shores of Australia, Dr Ahmed returns to share some of the comical aspects of being a modern day GP... 

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible

Renz Novani: Poet of the Impossible. Card magic, illusion and sleight of mind bound by carefully weaved words. This is an intimate, eloquent performance of impossible magic that will leave you spellbound and speechless... 

The South Afreakins

The South Afreakins

Helene and Gordon are stuck in South Africa and in their same rut. One longs to get out and experience everything retirement has to offer, while one won’t leave his milk tart. When they finally emigrate to New Zealand, the result is heartbreaking and hilarious as they discover it’s hard work to find ‘home’... 

The McLaureen's Tale

The McLaureen's Tale

Christine Khandjian presents a Celtic musical inspired by Irish migration. Come hear Sally’s story, crossing the ocean for a second chance! Singer/songwriter: C Khandjian. Director: Colton Pometta... 

A Boy Named Cash

A Boy Named Cash

Monty Cotton, a seasoned performer and musician woke up one day and realised he could imitate Johnny Cash. From this point on Monty has performed as Johnny Cash in pubs, clubs, arts festivals, mine sites, corporate functions, breakfast radio, morning television, and The Voice Australia... 

Ozymandias Melancholia: An Anti-Romcom

Ozymandias Melancholia: An Anti-Romcom

Written by and starring Matthew Greenhough, writer/performer of Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy, 'bold and thought-provoking' (Guardian). 'Brilliantly acted and superbly written, Bismillah! is one of the best shows I have ever seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe or anywhere else... 

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first black judge in 1978. He is also a fine singer and keen cricket lover. Finding himself stranded in the heart of the Empire, he muses on international politics and history from the point of view of one who would rather watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song... 

The One Legged Man Show

The One Legged Man Show

A gunshot on New Year’s Eve on a beach in Thailand changed musical theatre artist Nils Bergstrand’s life forever. Through original cabaret songs, we hear Nils’ inspiring story full of heart and, surprisingly, humour... 

Just A Quick One

Just A Quick One

Brought to you by Northumbria Drama Society, Just a Quick One by Hannah Sowerby, is a mockumentary-style comedy that follows a day at Blackpool's most controversial cafe: coffee shop by day, male brothel by night... 

50% Scottish, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh

50% Scottish, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh

Returning to the city of my momma's birth, my life's story about everything that led me back to Edinburgh. We all have a crazy family, and I've come to embrace it! I am a stand-up from Toronto, who moved to LA to continue chasing my dreams... 

Cracked Tiles

Cracked Tiles

His father is dead now but for Riccardo the past is just coming to life. Riccardo has inherited the keys to the family chip shop, a run-down chippy in the east end of Glasgow. Saturated with vivid memories, opening the shop stokes a journey of discovery in Riccardo, guiding him to a series of compelling questions about his father... 

Stunning the Punters (& Other Stories)

Stunning the Punters (& Other Stories)

Twenty-six years after winning universal rave reviews for his Edinburgh solo debut, George Dillon is again Stunning the Punters! Herald Angel winner returns with stories by Berkoff, Dostoevsky and Sproat... 

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Different each day, including Minecraft, Star Wars: Force Awakens, Jedi Knight Academy, Jedi vs Sith, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Deathly Hallows, Minions, Disney, Horrible Histories, Dinosaurs, Avengers/DC, Doctor Who, Roald Dahl and David Walliams, Pirates... 

Braveheart

Braveheart

Battle the English with real claymores! Pelt rocks at soldiers with Mirren! Fight for freedom with William Wallace! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Unjustly imprisoned by the Sheriff who killed his father, Wallace escapes to the woods... 

Robinson Crusoe the Lost Jedi Knight

Robinson Crusoe the Lost Jedi Knight

Battle the Sith Pirates with real lightsabers! Blast the Dark Side's droids! Master the Force with Jedi Knight Crusoe! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Critically hit, Jedi Knight Crusoe crash lands his X-Wing! Can he fulfil his crucial mission? 2010/11 edfringe sell-out! 'Totally unlike anything I've ever seen elsewhere… Rachel Thomson-King's take on audience involvement is almost a new art form… Powerful, lump-in-the-throat theatre' (Stage)... 

Charolais

Charolais

The woman who invented the most efficient method of slaughtering an animal was a vegetarian, we are told as the lights come up on Charolais. A shard of similar seething irony runs through the entire play – a witty, electric one-woman show written and performed by Noni Stapleton with uproarious effect... 

The Fallen Angel Show

The Fallen Angel Show

Vesper Walk describe themselves as a “quirky five to eight piece band performing art-pop music in a gothic style.” Founders and core performers Catherine Cowan and Lisa-Marie Baker have brought their latest project to Edinburgh, a narrative sequence of their songs which tells the modern fairy tale of a young pianist called Sarah, who is taken from a world where “beauty is known as kindness” to an appearance-fixated Hollywood in which beauty is simply “something to be bought and sold”... 

For the Love of Chocolate

For the Love of Chocolate

For the Love of Chocolate oozes chocolate from its pores. Amanda Waring and guitar accompanist Andy Robinson return to the Fringe this year to offer the audience a delicious brew of comic absurdity as the lines between woman and chocolate dissolve... 

The MaineStreet Band

The MaineStreet Band

Rock'n'roll spectacle! What are you looking for in an American rock band? Energy? Passion? General shenanigans? TMSB is coming to EdFringe! Guitars, keys, harmonies, drums, bass, and more guitar... 

Uttoradhikaar (The Inheritance)

Uttoradhikaar (The Inheritance)

Uttoradhikaar (The Inheritance) is the story of a time of change that revolves around the DeCunha family estate and the disintegration of its once glorious past. 1958, Goa. Margarita DeCunha, Portuguese by descent and Goan by birth, struggles to save the estate amidst political turbulence as India and Portugal wrangle over Goa’s ownership... 

The Naked Stand-Up

The Naked Stand-Up

At first glance, The Naked Stand-Up might seem like a crowd-pulling gimmick, or a cheap trick to distract from poor material. In reality, it is a brave and progressive exploration of nudity, body image and social expectations... 

I Am

I Am

I Am is the sequel to LCP Dance Theatre’s Am I. The first work is based on the story of Sophie Hayes, a victim of human trafficking and explores how the the victims of sexual exploitation were robbed of their identity... 

Rossetti's Women

Rossetti's Women

His name might feature prominently in the title, but prolific Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti takes a back seat in this new production written by award-winning playwright Joan Greening (author of ITV’s Cabbage Patch and Trouble and Strife)... 

The Little Red Show

The Little Red Show

Ever had therapy? Feel like a failure? Then this one's for you! Join performance poet Little Red as she reveals why the therapy didn't work, through laughter, tears and sexual innuendo... 

The Fiery Path

The Fiery Path

Should one mistake condemn a man to hell? Blues legend Robert Johnson's choice is explored whilst taking the fiery path. Three Nottinghamshire A-Level students bring you their own devised dramatic creation in Revolutionary Theatre's Fringe debut! The actors sing and play live music, and require (some) audience participation; the circumstances of famous people's own fiery paths become personal to the audience in this way... 

Cracked Tiles

Cracked Tiles

Half Scottish, half Italian, and all heart, Lorenzo Novani’s solo show is well worth getting out of bed early for. Set in the stock room of his father’s fish and chip shop, he tells his own story: juggling two identities on top of family heartbreak and a failing business... 

By the Bi

By the Bi

By the Bi is a show that offers to tackle the heady subject matter - of the difficulties of being bisexual - head on. Through a range of performance techniques, from physical theatre, to contemporary dance to spoken word, the premise is to use a series of vignettes to explore the central theme... 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier finds an interesting perspective on the lives of men who fought in the First World War. For many, that job didn’t end when the armistice was declared. As most of the fighting boys began their march home, they left behind battlefields littered with the carnage of conflict and a group of men who had to clean them up... 

Hamlet (A One Man Play)

Hamlet (A One Man Play)

Even the most seasoned audience member has to concentrate to grasp every line of a Shakespeare play. It is easy to lag behind the complex language, gleaning a basic idea of what’s going on from a lazy memory of a past BBC adaptation... 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

WeAct is the premier amateur theatrical drama group in China. In 2014, WeAct was the first company to bring Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus to the stage in China. By leveraging the oriental thinking and elements, the bloodiness and the tyrannical story of Titus Andronicus was perfectly played out with implicit aestheticism... 

A Glass Half Full

A Glass Half Full

Following her highly acclaimed one-woman show For the Love of Chocolate, renowned actress, writer and director Amanda Waring returns with a unique and inspirational comedy revue. Through anecdote, music, stand-up, cake and the unexpected, Amanda explores how we may all lead a more fulfilling life... 

Theatre Engine: FlashMob

Theatre Engine: FlashMob

A mash-up of dance, music, mobile phones and you! FlashMob begins as a game of words and ends as a dance party for all participants – with audience members interacting with movement artists and controlling lights and sounds... 

Swingerella's Wrecking Ball World Tour

Swingerella's Wrecking Ball World Tour

Swingerella used to be Cinderella until her last Prince Charming got her self-harming and she became Swingerella – goddess of fabulousness and high priestess of voodoo. Join her and her burlesque freak Allouetta La Zouch on a quest for world domination and cake... 

Beethoven in Stalingrad

Beethoven in Stalingrad

War is a constant in our lives; a part of the combined human experience that while intensely distressing seems an integral and inherent aspect of what it is to be human. Most of us will never fight or experience war beyond what you read and hear on the news, but Beethoven in Stalingrad is a piece of theatre that brings you close to the mindset of a soldier living his final days... 

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible

In a tiny, hot, almost claustrophobic room on Hanover Street, a poet is performing miracles. Renz Novani weaves words as well as he manipulates a pack of cards and, although we risk passing out from the heat, not one of us will look away for fear that we might miss the next trick... 

Mountains and Seas – A Chinese Rock Musical

Mountains and Seas – A Chinese Rock Musical

Based on the script Mountains and Seas by Gao Xing-Jian, the play premiered at the National Theatre in Taipei, 2013. The sell-out show later went on tour in Taiwan. The story is a reconstruction of ancient Chinese mythology... 

Face – All Vocal Rock

Face – All Vocal Rock

Straight from USA’s Rocky Mountains and season one of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Face creates a high-octane vocal rock phenomenon punctuated by an endearing love of performance. Their infectious energy and soaring voices have garnered numerous awards back home, including Best Local Band/Musician for the past three years (Boulder Weekly, Denver’s A-List Awards, and Yellow Scene Magazine)... 

The Backside Monologues

The Backside Monologues

Manty was taken back by some man touching her large backside. Instead of getting angry she began putting it into perspective. Join Manty, an ordinary black woman with an ample bum, as she navigates life's ups and downs... 

Dylan's Daughter

Dylan's Daughter

Actress Anne Rutter first met the late Aeronwy Thomas in 1970. They became close friends and this charming programme is an affectionate, revealing, and often moving tribute to a woman of great courage, humour, and talent, who struggled all her life to assert her identity and find her own poetic voice while coping with the increasing weight of her father’s fame... 

Whispers of the Mystical from The Dark Side of The Moon

Whispers of the Mystical from The Dark Side of The Moon

The Silver Moon Poetry Collection gives voice to the unspoken voices of the Feminine. She is the voice of the Earth, calling us deeper into our divinity, through the truth of our soul’s human experience... 

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

A serial killer recounts his tale of revenge in this retelling of the classic novel. Written by Rhys John Edwards and performed by a talented cast from Cardiff University, this adaptation re-imagines Alexandre Dumas’ thriller as set in the poisonous world of investment bankers... 

Bedsocks and Secrets

Bedsocks and Secrets

Dealing with the gritty, controversial subjects of dementia and care of the elderly, Bedsocks and Secrets explores the changing relationship between mother and son as her symptoms worsen and his feelings of guilt and isolation spiral... 

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

Immersive shows are one of those strands of theatre which can be either spectacular or absolutely appalling. Unfortunately this show falls into the latter category. I can honestly say that I have never in my life felt so uncomfortable during a show... 

Follow the Faun

Follow the Faun

Step into a sensual, erotic world, with the Faun (Andy Black) and his glittered Nymph accomplice (Sarita Ryan) as your guides. Prepare to dance, hunt and fly through the skies - abandon your inhibitions and embrace your inner pagan with Follow The Faun, a hypnotic mix of trance, rave and bickram yoga that will have you moving like you have never moved beforeBlack completely lives and breathes the role, bedecked in tribal tattoos, well-placed false hair and of course the striking curved horns... 

Magic Porridge Pot

Magic Porridge Pot

Help Boy cook magic porridge! Splat porridge in a magic food-fight! Jump in the huge sea of porridge! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Little ’uns come onstage throughout! Join Boy as he ventures into the woods to find food for his sick Dad... 

Belfast Boy

Belfast Boy

This stifling performance by young talent Greg Fossard will make you uneasy as the traumas of a troubled Belfast man’s life unravel. To witness hyperactive dances and skittish impressions descend into horrifying depictions of abuse and suffocating, emotional splintering, is undeniably affecting... 

The Enormous Turnip

The Enormous Turnip

Help Grandad plant the tiny seed! Slide in the snail slime! Heave up the enormous turnip! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Little 'uns come on stage throughout! Join Boy and Grandad as they tend the seeds! The family is hungry; what will grow? Will the birds steal the seeds? Will the slugs and snails munch the leaves? Will there be enough for tea? Will the turnip ever stop growing? Pop! Kapow! 2011/12/13/14 EdFringe sell-out! 'So perfect' **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch – an arsenal of eclectic instruments. A voice that’s been known to reduce grown men to tears and rowdy pubs to awed silence. A repertoire of traditional Celtic ballads, raw original songs and Eurovision covers... 

Black Magic: Songs Unchained

Black Magic: Songs Unchained

Black Magic: Songs Unchained is an important piece of theatre, unfortunately hampered by an uneven acting performance. Recounting for her audience the history of oppression against black people in the United States of America, using songs traditionally sung by the black community, Katt Tait explores the way in which cultural heritage and music are inherently entwined... 

Desperately Seeking Sugar

Desperately Seeking Sugar

If you love The Apprentice, you’ll be disappointed to discover that despite brandishing Lord Alan Sugar across their posters, Practical Magic’s Desperately Seeking Sugar has little in common with the hit BBC series... 

Night Just Before the Forests

Night Just Before the Forests

A theatrical proposal filled with poetry. The atmosphere engenders an aesthetic experience at the same time poetic and contemporary. The use of new technologies through live video camera resizes the viewing experience and makes it even closer... 

Daggers MacKenzie

Daggers MacKenzie

Hurry, hurry, step right up and behold the one and only Daggers MacKenzie, the gal who defies death with every toss of the blade, as she runs away from the circus in this one-woman musical thrill ride! Witness the amazing power of a well-timed seduction as it transforms a naïve farm girl into a traveling show sensation – and love’s most dangerous renegade... 

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch – an arsenal of eclectic instruments. A voice that’s been known to reduce grown men to tears and rowdy pubs to awed silence. A repertoire of traditional Celtic ballads, raw original songs and Eurovision covers... 

Full Tilt Janis: The Australian Janis Joplin Tribute Show

Full Tilt Janis: The Australian Janis Joplin Tribute Show

Full Tilt Janis: The Australian Janis Joplin Tribute Show captures the sound, feel and attitude of the infamous Janis Joplin. Hear Joplin's greatest hits performed in one thoroughly entertaining live concert experience as Janis is brought to life by the critically acclaimed vocals of Melissa Jubb and her talented band of musicians... 

Doorbells

Doorbells

Doorbells is a physical theatre performance about stories of surviving loneliness through surreal and humorously imaginative worlds. Inspired by true stories, literary and historical characters, journeys unfold which transport us beyond the everyday... 

The Sinister Tales of Doctor Synistra

The Sinister Tales of Doctor Synistra

Improv with a dark twist! As you enter the theatre you will be welcomed by the cast who will show you to your seats and make sure you are sitting comfortably, before using dark magic to summon Doctor Synistra... 

Keep the Home Fires

Keep the Home Fires

When her brother signs up for the front lines of World War One, Jean looks for a way to bring him home. At her local book club, there is a talk about spy work to help injured soldiers escape across the Channel and Jean seizes her chance... 

The Star Rover

The Star Rover

Despite being one of Jack London’s more obscure works, his 1915 novel The Star Rover or The Jacket is one that feels oddly contemporary. Already the inspiration behind a 2005 film, its story of one man’s torture and abuse by the state resonates with a post-Guantanamo Bay public consciousness and protagonist Darrell Standing’s journeys into his own psyche echo a very modern approach to the mind... 

Colors

Colors

Kurage Theatre’s innovative theatre show is a song, dance and drama spectacular. The children in the audience are enthralled by an explosion of colour and movement.Colors’ ingenious conceit is to bring each colour of an artist’s palette – red, green, blue, black and yellow – to life... 

The Ghost of Sadie Kimber

The Ghost of Sadie Kimber

There’s nothing complicated about The Ghost of Sadie Kimber - and there doesn’t need to be. Making Light Productions have put together a simple, endearing story of three young siblings coping with moving house one summer... 

Grounded

Grounded

Grounded is written, performed and directed by Linda McDade. Perhaps it is the fact she has taken on all three of the important creative roles that she has lost perspective on this show... 

Magiko

Magiko

A simple set, a modest stage and enough enthusiasm for magic in one man to inspire his audience to audible, astonished gasps. Magiko, with Siegfried Tieber, is an absolute triumph of close-up sleight of hand and mind reading magic... 

Hamlet

Hamlet

It wouldn’t be the Edinburgh Fringe without multiple adaptations of Hamlet all vying to make their mark, but this production by the English Repertory Theatre, directed and adapted by Gavin Davis, is certainly one of the most unusual... 

Bloodcream

Bloodcream

Poet Bog Polanco’s idea for this bite-sized poetry performance is really good: inspired by paintings from Scotland’s major collections he performs a series of poems he’s written in response to them... 

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Help Puss storm the Ogre's bouncy castle! Chase enchanted mice! Splat magic mud pies! Meeow! Purr! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want to sit still and watch! Little ‘uns come on stage throughout! Join Puss as he tries on magic boots! Boy is poor, Mum is ill: what can Puss do? Will the Ogre eat Puss? Will Puss trick the Ogre? Will Boy ever find the gold? 2014 Edfringe sell-out! ‘Outstanding show... 

Things Can Only Get Bitter

Things Can Only Get Bitter

Act One’s Things Can Only Get Bitter takes its name (with a slight twist) from the now infamous campaign song used by New Labour in the 1997 election campaign. As one might expect from this title, the play begins with political backbiting... 

65 Days of Tracy the Marquis Mannequin

65 Days of Tracy the Marquis Mannequin

Serving in many ways as an exploration of grief, mental illness and the intricacies of the bond between mothers and daughters - all wrapped up in a one-woman show - 65 Days of Tracy the Marquis Mannequin may sound at first like an interesting proposition... 

Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup, devised by Hot Coals. BSL incorporated, deaf accessible performance. Three old sisters, one birthday cake, buckets of tea and good old anarchy! This darkly comic and cartoonish piece delves into the quirky and tender world of three sisters in their 80s, fighting the system to keep their independence... 

Insensible

Insensible

If you could eradicate the world of pain, what would be your price? A newly written comedy drama set in 1860s Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Based upon the true events from the life of Dr William Morton and his obsession to patent the world's first pain relief solution, reluctantly yet loyally assisted by his young British protege Nathaniel Jameson, whilst dutifully supported by his wife Elizabeth and their house-maid Mary... 

Femmetamorphosis

Femmetamorphosis

A lingerie party is arranged with a group of women from different walks of life. Add some sexy lingerie, a mix of Caribbean rum punch, some zany characters and a make-over and you have all the ingredients of a very funny and emotional comedy... 

Tricorn Improv

Tricorn Improv

Tricorn Improv! Have you ever had an amazing or wonderful idea for theatre but you couldn’t quite put to it to paper? Well then maybe it is now time to try it out on stage! Tricorn Improv brings you a wonderful range of theatre made entirely by your ideas! We create both long and short form theatre based on audience suggestions, giving you either a short scene or an entire play that you can say you made! So come and bring along your friends and family, your voice and especially your creativity for some incredible improv entertainment!  

Sunshine! Japanese Rakugo Comedy in English!

Sunshine! Japanese Rakugo Comedy in English!

Sunshine! Japanese Rakugo Comedy in English! Come for an hour of laughter and leave with a piece of Japan in your heart! Currently on his world tour! ‘This blonde raconteur with the mile-wide smile has been wowing audiences world-wide with his high-octane, one-of-a-kind performances! 'He magically plucks laughter with rhythm and timing fit for an athlete!’ (Nikkei Asian Review)... 

Lynn Hazelton

Lynn Hazelton

One of Australia's finest songsmiths brings you the Open Hearted Way. Settle in for a swag of catchy little tunes from the big country. From the vast outback sheep station of her barefoot childhood, Lynn grew up listening to the campfire dreamtime stories, the Aboriginal stockmen... 

Where Are the Villains Now

Where Are the Villains Now

Protest music night taking on the BBC. The Cold Heart Revue is a UK solo acoustic artist. He was introduced to Paul McCartney at the LIPA Graduation and has met with Ronnie Wood. As seen at the Cambridge Folk Festival and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, he has performed a 100 date London Live! tour of the capital, featured on TV's The One Show and met with musician Bob Geldof... 

Bluebeard

Bluebeard

A young girl is forced into marrying a powerful but mysterious woman. As she and her brother adjust to their new life of oppression they begin to unearth the secrets of this lady’s past... 

Malphas + Langwidere

Malphas + Langwidere

Movement, mask, and music are used to weave a new work of folklore, telling the tale of The Mortal's quest to recover her love whom was stolen by Langwidere, a mysterious woman with the ability to collect faces and swap them with her own... 

Mata Hari - The Musical

Mata Hari - The Musical

'They’ve done it again! The champions of the parody musical genre are back!' (TheatreBlogOnline.blogspot.com). Punchline Theatre returns with Mata Hari – The Musical, a reimagining of the life of the infamous exotic dancer, femme fatale, and alleged spy in an upbeat and hilarious new musical... 

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking

Seamus O’Rourke’s hilarious look at growing up in rural Ireland in the 70s and 80s with an umbilical cord wrapped tightly around your neck… It follows the life of Padraig Potts, from falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl … to marrying Mary Tague, the local priests housekeeper and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought... 

PDA: Public Displays of A Cappella

PDA: Public Displays of A Cappella

PDA: Public Displays of A Cappella is the debut show for Bath's premier mixed a cappella group, Aquapella. Featuring original arrangements of contemporary music often in the form of mash-ups and quirky arrangements, this show has everything from the hilarious and absurd to the tear jerking and beautiful... 

In The Company Of Women

In The Company Of Women

‘Yes, 30 may be the new 20 but no one’s told that to my south-facing tits.’ In The Company Of Women, Carla is under pressure to have kids now! While Shelley is chasing her perfect match via the latest app... 

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Different each day, including Minecraft, Star Wars: Rebels, Yoda Jedi School, Jedi vs Sith, Force Awakens, Frozen, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Minions, Jurassic World, Avengers/DC, Doctor Who, Horrible Histories, Zombies, Boy in a Dress, Dahl, Pirates... 

Peter Pan on Dinosaur Island

Peter Pan on Dinosaur Island

Defeat the T-rex with Peter and real swords! Fly with the Pterodactyl! Bombard Captain Hook with dinosaur-droppings! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Kids come onstage throughout! 2011/12 Edfringe sell-out! 'Exactly what every show for kids should be like... 

Oz and the Sith Pirates

Oz and the Sith Pirates

Battle Sith Pirates with real lightsabres! Engage hyperdrive: navigate Sith space! Awaken the Force to blast the CyberWitch! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Catapulted into Sith Space, fugitive Oz becomes locked in a fierce battle with Sith Pirates, when the CyberWitch captures them all! Can they awaken the Force, evade the Bounty Hunters and escape to the Emerald Planet? 'It's cracking!' **** (Daily Record)...