Normal is an Illusion

Normal is an Illusion

The concept of normality in relation to sanity and the individual is truly fascinating, and Normal Is An Illusion certainly introduces these ideas with thought and contemplation. 

Not the Horse

Not the Horse

The story of a young man falling in ‘deep shit’ with a notorious gangster is something we see in movies all the time, and the influence of this is clear in Not the Horse. 

Richard III

Richard III

Richard III is one of the most fascinating Shakespeare plays I know, and it is always interesting to see new interpretations by different companies. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Students of Cambridge University have reinterpreted Shakespeare’s popular comedy, putting a darker spin on the story. 

The Society of Strange

The Society of Strange

Every year the Fringe is swarming with many improvised shows, with very few original ideas. 

C'tait la Nuit

C'tait la Nuit

Sebastian was born in Paris, but raised by his adopted parents in the mountains of Tennessee. 

The Colours of Kenny Roach

The Colours of Kenny Roach

Kenny Roach is an artist, lecturer and alcoholic. 

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

This adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story combines the dark tale of Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime with a slapstick comedy of manners, coming together rather nicely into a silly, ye… 

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart

Before the lights go down and the show begins, a voiceover warns us to expect ‘scenes of extreme horror’ as this retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic tale begins. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

As one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a very common choice for the Fringe. 

Closing Time

Closing Time

Site specific theatre is a great way to immerse an audience into the world that the piece creates. 

Vampires in the Vault

Vampires in the Vault

Marty Ross returns to the Fringe this year with a new theatrical storytelling experience. 

Hearts of Folk

Hearts of Folk

Folk music is often known for its depressing lyrics and melancholy tones, so a farcical parody of the genre seems unexpected. 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

Shakespeare’s bloody and infamous tragedy is a popular choice for many companies, so that new and interesting interpretations are vital for a production to stand out. 

The Gin Chronicles

The Gin Chronicles

Interrupt the Routine takes a trip back in time to the 1940s, where their broadcast of a new radio play The Gin Chronicles is about to begin. 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Edinburgh Fringe is often filled with adaptations and remixes of classics, so it is very refreshing to see Tread the Boards Theatre Company bring J. 

The Terrible Tale of the Twiddly Widdlies

The Terrible Tale of the Twiddly Widdlies

The weird, wacky and wonderful all come together in this fantastically strange new show. 

Showbiz, or, Repeat Until Funny

Showbiz, or, Repeat Until Funny

A comedy that ironically centres around two failing comedians should find humour in the ineptness of these characters. 

The Art of Reduction and the Distillation of Humanity: Whisky Theatre

The Art of Reduction and the Distillation of Humanity: Whisky Theatre

The Whisky Anorak return this year with writer and performer John Mark’s new piece of Whisky Theatre. 

Real Life Becomes a Rumour

Real Life Becomes a Rumour

This ‘pitch black comedy’ revolves around three unlikely friends sat in a room for what we believe is a friendly get together. 

Real Life Becomes a Rumour

Real Life Becomes a Rumour

This ‘pitch black comedy’ revolves around three unlikely friends sat in a room for what we believe is a friendly get together. 

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is exactly what it says on the tin: an exploration of the streets, the sights and, most importantly, the pubs that have all influenced the city’s ri… 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

There are many productions of reimagined Shakespeare plays that try to add a unique twist to the Bard’s work. 

Lear's Daughters

Lear's Daughters

The Morton Players’ production of Lear’s Daughters attempts to give an insight into the complex characters of Goneril, Regan and Cordelia from Shakespeare’s King Lear by examinin… 

Checkpoint 22

Checkpoint 22

In a field on the outskirts of Glastonbury sit Joel and Dave, recent university graduates, taking any work they can find. 

CUT

CUT

Combining the intensity of a psychological thriller with the power of a theatrical poem is an intriguing notion, but CUT proves its effectiveness as the two come together in this e… 

Festivus

Festivus

Trying to recreate the British music festival environment in a small Edinburgh theatre cannot be easy, but Signature Picture’s Festivus gives it a damn good go. 

Giant Leap

Giant Leap

The idea behind Giant Leap is fascinating: a group of writers attempt to pen Neil Armstrong’s first words as America fakes the 1969 moon landing. 

O! Glorious Youth

O! Glorious Youth

It’s the early 20th Century, and dancing, drugs and violence are rife in London. 

Weekend Rockstars

Weekend Rockstars

“This is the story of the best week of my life”. 

The Lost Art of Lost Art

The Lost Art of Lost Art

Amid a cluttered set that looks like a dirty old flat sits Edvard Munch’s The Scream. 

The School of Night: Rhapsodes

The School of Night: Rhapsodes

Improvisation in any context can be challenging, but throw in some Shakespeare and an incredibly complex collection of rhyming structures and it seems nigh on impossible. 

It's a Woman's War

It's a Woman's War

This show invites us to take a look at life in wartime Britain.