Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

With an apology for being faithful to Steinbeck’s racist language both written in the programme and announced at the start, the team behind Of Mice and Men are clearly concerned … 

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

There was barely an empty seat in Canongate Kirk for this concert and the Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh rose to the occasion with a programme to match the unsettled Edinburgh weather. 

This Arthur's Seat Gala Belongs to Lionel Richie

This Arthur's Seat Gala Belongs to Lionel Richie

As hour-long, mountain-top, star-studded, musical comedy extravaganzas go, this was a rather low-key affair. 

Bhundu Boy Rise Kagona

Bhundu Boy Rise Kagona

The Jazz Bar is not what first comes to mind as a Fringe hotspot but this small, classy venue continues to offer the eclectic, high quality gigs it programmes throughout the year. 

Frank and Ferdinand

Frank and Ferdinand

The magnificent Merchants’ Hall on Hanover Street provides a setting too grandiose in the extreme for Best Rest Theatre Company’s production of their new play, ‘Frank and Fer… 

Freedom Family Circus

Freedom Family Circus

‘Sorry I dropped the knives a couple of times,’ Perico Circus Express winces. 

Beethoven's Violin Sonatas

Beethoven's Violin Sonatas

The Royal Overseas League on Princes Street is well-known for showcasing up-and-coming musical talent. 

Double Edge's Flames Over New Jersey

Double Edge's Flames Over New Jersey

Double Edge provides excellent entertainment here in the damp, sweaty attic of Underbelly, the ideal venue for their immersive piece set in a 1930’s Princeton speakeasy. 

Ryan Withers - One Woman Showe - Free

Ryan Withers - One Woman Showe - Free

‘Just had a moment of self-awareness there,’ Ryan Withers stopped halfway through a joke to announce. 

Listen! The River

Listen! The River

This show is narrated by a cat. 

Overexposed: A Slightly Awkward Peep Show

Overexposed: A Slightly Awkward Peep Show

‘How do you come out as straight?’ Dan Student asks the early evening audience at Fingers Piano Bar. 

My Wrestle Mania

My Wrestle Mania

Stan Skinny admits that this show is a work in progress, having only started writing it a matter of weeks ago. 

The Maroon Balloon

The Maroon Balloon

A boy finds a balloon on the streets of Paris. 

Isolated Isle

Isolated Isle

Old St Paul’s Church Hall is the understated setting for this musical’s week-long run and there is no venue more appropriate for a show with no pretentions of grandeur. 

Key 89

Key 89

This is Glasgow-based pianist Sebastian Thirlway’s third Fringe appearance and he clearly enjoys being here. 

Hot Chocolate at 10

Hot Chocolate at 10

Doubtless the lure of this event is the promise of hot chocolate to round off the day and it doesn’t disappoint. 

Perfectly Bananas

Perfectly Bananas

Wes Zaharuk is a man with experience. 

Mr Snot Bottom's Stinky Silly Show

Mr Snot Bottom's Stinky Silly Show

A sizeable crowd took the brave decision to bring their 6-year-olds to the Gilded Balloon for an hour of bum jokes on Sunday morning. 

A Theory of Everything - Free

A Theory of Everything - Free

Someone should tell Danny McChrystal that having a blokish demeanour and a regional accent doesn’t make you a comedian. 

The Pajama Men's Improv Show

The Pajama Men's Improv Show

Sticking with the name that they have made famous over the last 20 years but going for what they described as ‘more casual’ jeans and shirt attire, The Pajama Men’s Improv Sh… 

Dracula

Dracula

It is either brave or it is foolish to attempt to put on such a well-worn classic as Dracula in pursuit of success at the Fringe. 

Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro!

Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro!

Mark Thomas’ new show is certainly a departure from his usual lambasting of politicians and furious campaigning. 

Paul Foot - Kenny Larch Is Dead

Paul Foot - Kenny Larch Is Dead

There are actually plenty of comedy options at the Fringe if you want to avoid the ‘affable young bloke in jeans and a t-shirt telling jokes’ but perhaps none further removed t… 

Hangman

Hangman

Reprising their 2007 Fringe First show, Hangman, influential dance-theatre company Do-Theatre, part of Assembly’s Russian Season, must be confident of similar success five years … 

Bernard the Ferret (Happy to be Himself!)

Bernard the Ferret (Happy to be Himself!)

Doubling as a launch for her new book about her Norfolk-dwelling protagonist and his ferret friends and as a one-woman performance for young children, Eve Stebbing’s show is doin… 

Les Impossibles

Les Impossibles

Belfast company At Large Theatre’s new production is good fun at times but it’s unclear - I think even to the actors - who it’s for and why they are performing it. 

Elephant Man

Elephant Man

Elephant Man was born in Benoit Hattet’s mind some 25 years ago and his devotion to the project - he is the writer, director, designer and actor - is clear in every aspect of thi… 

Noël Coward's Tonight at 8:30

Noël Coward's Tonight at 8:30

This group of students from Oxford’s Trinity College presumably came to the conclusion that you can’t go far wrong with Noel Coward. 

Hardcore Pawn With Mick, Lewis and Shaun

Hardcore Pawn With Mick, Lewis and Shaun

From the bewildering title to the closing dance number, this show is an hour of surprises, both comic and moving. 

Meat

Meat

Young writer Tim Foley is an exceptional talent.