Sink

Sink

Sink is a poignant and fascinating drama about one of China’s greatest playwrights, Lao She; a man who wrote for his country and was once honoured as an ‘Artist of the peo… 

ONE – The Man Chosen By the Spirit of the Japanese Drum

ONE – The Man Chosen By the Spirit of the Japanese Drum

A masked figure, all in white, carries the biggest drumstick you’ve ever seen and drops it on the biggest drum you’ve ever seen. 

The Deer Johns: A Journey

The Deer Johns: A Journey

A three-man band from Adelaide, Australia, tell an odd and very random story of one man’s travels through spoken word and song. 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater go from strength to strength with their all new show, Queens of the Blues, focusing entirely on the often overlooked heroines of Blues music and taking us on an incredib… 

The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Love Is Not Our Forte

The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Love Is Not Our Forte

To be fair to the Hummingbirds, I’m not really the right demographic for their show. 

Dive and Summerhall Present... C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Dive and Summerhall Present... C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Sometime in between Jak Soroka cracking eggs on her naked body and Sam Reynolds dry humping someone in the audience, you realise nights at Dive’s C U Next Tuesday cabaret can get… 

Swansong

Swansong

Four strangers survive the end of the world and end up stranded in a swan pedalo. 

Daniel

Daniel

Your best friend from school has been arrested for having a collection of child pornography on his laptop. 

We Grew Up in the Back of a Van

We Grew Up in the Back of a Van

We Grew Up in the Back of a Van is a fun and energetic show with a big heart. 

Beauty & The Beast

Beauty & The Beast

Beauty & the Beast at Polka is a fun and vibrant production of a classic fairytale that boasts a beautiful set, wonderful costumes and some lovely effects delivering a visual treat… 

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh

The Crick Crack Club’s Gilgamesh is a tour de force piece of storytelling. 

Beasty Baby

Beasty Baby

Beasty Baby at Polka Theatre is great fun for all the family and a fantastic show to introduce the little ones to the world of theatre. 

Classically Chilled Piano

Classically Chilled Piano

Rich Batsford’s Classically Chilled Piano is exactly that. 

Christine Bovill’s Piaf

Christine Bovill’s Piaf

Christine Bovill has returned to the Fringe once again to grace us with her incredibly heartfelt renditions of some of Piaf’s greatest songs, on the centenary of the icon’s bir… 

Underneath

Underneath

From award-winning and internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company Fishamble: The New Play Company, comes this extravagant one-man show. 

Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

Angie Darcy returns to the fringe with her stellar tribute to and exploration of Janis Joplin. 

Loch Ness Monster Hunter

Loch Ness Monster Hunter

From the creators of Vampire Hospital Waiting Room and GhostCop comes another cult pop culture theatre comedy show that once again gets its audience in hysterics. 

Butterfly

Butterfly

A haunting and powerful adaptation of Madame Butterfly, Ramesh Meyyappen’s silent movement piece about love, lust and loss is hauntingly powerful and will stay with you long a… 

Simon and Garfunkel – Through the Years

Simon and Garfunkel – Through the Years

Dan Haynes and Pete Richards of Bookends have returned to the Fringe to once again give us their mesmerising renditions of some of Simon and Garfunkel’s most beloved songs. 

Violence of the Lambs

Violence of the Lambs

Last year Chris Davis performed brilliantly in Drunk Lion and garnered great reviews. 

Bobby or not Bobby? Emily Carding as Richard III is Broadway Baby’s pick of the Fringe

Bobby or not Bobby? Emily Carding as Richard III is Broadway Baby’s pick of the Fringe

In Brite Theatre's production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, Emily Carding stars as Richard but all the world’s a stage and the audience literally players in it - taking on the ... 

Late Night Phantasmagoria With Jack Lukeman

Late Night Phantasmagoria With Jack Lukeman

The moment Jack Lukeman enters the stage, it’s clear this is going to be a fantastic show. 

Orson's Shadow

Orson's Shadow

Orson’s shadow looms heavily in Austin Pendleton’s play about the prolific director; not only over the protagonist but over the entire play which whilst fascinating and fait… 

How To Win Against History

How To Win Against History

What a cracking show this is! What an utterly hilarious, ridiculous and relentlessly energetic show this is. 

Rime

Rime

Most people know at least the odd line from Samuel Taylor’s epic poem from 1798, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. 

Major Tom

Major Tom

Told through a journey into the comparable worlds of beauty pageants and dog shows, Victoria Melody’s Major Tom explores how easy it is to become obsessed with personal image and… 

Russell Kane: Smallness

Russell Kane: Smallness

He’s not Nick Grimshaw! Russell Kane is a superstar entertainer who often gets confused for the Radio 1 DJ. 

Bridge Over Troubled Lager (Volume 2)

Bridge Over Troubled Lager (Volume 2)

Bridge Over Troubled Lager (Volume 2) from Rory McGrath and Philip Pope is an evening of easy listening funny tunes and mild jokes. 

Sophie Willan: Novice Detective

Sophie Willan: Novice Detective

Sophie Willian: Novice Detective is a stand up show homage to daytime TV detective programmes like Murder She Wrote and Poirot and when focused on these it’s about as good as you… 

Late Night Dark Show

Late Night Dark Show

It’s the Late Night Dark Show - take that title as a hint. 

New Zealand Music Showcase

New Zealand Music Showcase

The New Zealand Music Showcase is a great way to see some of New Zealand’s greatest artists here at the fringe. 

Heavy Petting: Hammer Time

Heavy Petting: Hammer Time

Middlesbrough sketch-pros Heavy Petting put on a wacky and fast-paced comedy sketch show complete with a weird fetish for Batman, hitting people with hammers and totally authentic … 

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

Campy am-dram with a pre-school aesthetic, Edinburgh theatre company, Cat-Like Tread’s The Pirates of Penzance is likely to have you humming the Gilbert and Sullivan Songs but … 

The Cuban Brothers

The Cuban Brothers

‘I took him to pumpin’ school, for the guys who are not so good with the chicas’ says Cuban Brothers’ frontman Miguel Mantovani of his newest and shyest member of the team,… 

Different is Dangerous

Different is Dangerous

Different is Dangerous is a production from double team Nyla Levy and Fadia Qaraman’s group Two’s Company. 

Bill Clinton Hercules

Bill Clinton Hercules

Bill Clinton was one of America’s glowing presidents, a shining democrat in the fashion of Jimmy Carter and even America’s beloved JFK. 

Jeremy Hunt and Other Spelling Mistakes

Jeremy Hunt and Other Spelling Mistakes

Jeremy Hunt and Other Spelling Mistakes is a new comedy sketch show from St. 

The John Conway Three Minute Interview

The John Conway Three Minute Interview

John Conway is a wacky comedian all the way from Australia. 

The Kiya Heartwood Three Minute Interview

The Kiya Heartwood Three Minute Interview

Kiya Heartwood is an award-winning American singer-songwriter who writes smart, funny and poignant songs about the famous and not-so-famous legends of America. 

Jenan Younis: A Masterclass in Anger Management

Jenan Younis: A Masterclass in Anger Management

Jenan Younis is a surgeon with anger management issues. 

Dan Jones: New Kid

Dan Jones: New Kid

Dan Jones: New Kid is a character-based stand up show in which Jones’ hopeless characters try desperately to entertain and showcase their talents. 

In The Pink - Ten Years in Harmony

In The Pink - Ten Years in Harmony

In the Pink are a young all female 10-piece a capella group who perform variations of hit pop and hip hop. 

Short Stories – True Song Tales from the American Edge

Short Stories – True Song Tales from the American Edge

Short Stories - True Song Tales from the American Edge is an acoustic solo show from Kiya Heartwood, an award-winning American singer-songwriter. 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

The Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show at the Cabaret Bar in the Pleasance Courtyard claims to be the longest running and most successful lunchtime show at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Napoli Mia! Dinner and Show

Napoli Mia! Dinner and Show

In Napoli Mia!, Scottish performer and Naples familiar Phillip Contini sings Italian songs from and about Naples and its people. 

Alan Anderson: Whisky For Dafties

Alan Anderson: Whisky For Dafties

Whisky for Dafties is a mostly derisive overview of Scotch whisky history and appreciation from whisky-swigging Scottish stand up Alan Anderson, complete with whisky tasting, non… 

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music

An afternoon of Jazz from the Jazz Bar’s very own Jazz Trio; Ed Kelly on double bass, David Patrick on piano and Bob Kyle on drums. 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club's Midnight Show

Just the Tonic Comedy Club's Midnight Show

The Midnight Comedy Club features different comedians each night showcasing their talents. 

Nick Hall: Helmet

Nick Hall: Helmet

Nick Hall: Helmet is a splice of easy going, bittersweet stand-up from a man in his early thirties re-evaluating his life. 

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! Improv Live! features a daring band of young performers improvising sketches entirely from audience suggestion. 

Dean Friedman In Concert

Dean Friedman In Concert

Dean Friedman shot to fame in the late 70’s with the American hit Ariel in ‘77 and then Lucky Stars which made it to no. 

One Or Two Things About Us

One Or Two Things About Us

1 or 2 Things About Us is a community production from Mixit Days, an inclusive theatre company who work with disabled people and give them a chance to perform on the stage. 

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

In Cat Stevens Reconstructed, New York vocalist Jess Abrams performs her own interpretations of Stevens’ classic songs, providing a mellow alto tone and interesting variations on… 

Free Historical Walking Tours of the Royal Mile

Free Historical Walking Tours of the Royal Mile

This tour is a brilliant way to explore the history of Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. 

Stuart Laws When's This Gonna Stop? (1hr Show)

Stuart Laws When's This Gonna Stop? (1hr Show)

Irritating stand up from an irritating man. 

Jim Holland: Shoegazing

Jim Holland: Shoegazing

Jim Holland is an introvert who likes hats and two-toned shoes. 

Russell Hicks: Unprepared

Russell Hicks: Unprepared

You’ve got to have a bit of a thick skin to go to Russell Hicks: Unprepared. 

Luisa Omielan... Am I Right Ladies?!

Luisa Omielan... Am I Right Ladies?!

After the success of her previous show, What Would Beyoncé Do?! Luisa Omielan has returned to Edinburgh with a brand new stand-up act, Am I Right Ladies? It’s a loud and crude t… 

The Cathy SK Lam Three Minute Interview

The Cathy SK Lam Three Minute Interview

Cathy SK Lam is a writer, actor and director from Hong Kong. 

Breakfast Baps with Witty Chaps

Breakfast Baps with Witty Chaps

Gooood Morning! Breakfast Baps with Witty Chaps starts at 9am. 

Dreams of Peace and Freedom

Dreams of Peace and Freedom

Part choral performance, part spoken word, Dreams of Peace and Freedom charts the development of the European Convention of Human Rights, reciting passages from one of its main c… 

Gary Colman: ChUNT - The Verb to Grumble

Gary Colman: ChUNT - The Verb to Grumble

Gary Colman (no not that one) has been a strong force at the free fringe for some time now and he certainly hasn’t dropped the ball this year round. 

Fleeced

Fleeced

Fleeced is an original comedy musical that tells the story of the made-up ancient Greek hero Jersephules; a simple farm boy doted on by his parents. 

The Immigration Lottery

The Immigration Lottery

It’s July 1st, 2017, precisely twenty years after China took back Hong Kong from the British. 

Peter Straker Black Magic

Peter Straker Black Magic

Peter Straker’s arrived in Edinburgh ladies and gentlemen. 

New York, New York: A Toe-Tapping Journey Through the Great American Songbook

New York, New York: A Toe-Tapping Journey Through the Great American Songbook

New York, New York: A Toe-Tapping Journey through the Great American Song Book is just that; a fun night of swing and brass band favourites from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Gle… 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

A two-hour and fifteen minute walk through Edinburgh’s city centre, with a good coverage of the history of Edinburgh’s Old and New towns. 

Glen Matlock: I Was a Teenage Sex Pistol

Glen Matlock: I Was a Teenage Sex Pistol

One of the founding members of the Sex Pistols and co-writer of most of their iconic songs, Glen Matlock has arrived at the Edinburgh Festival for one week only for an evening that… 

John Conway Tonight

John Conway Tonight

The John Conway Tonight show is an oddball comedy night that could be called A Comedian’s Descent into Madness. 

Twins

Twins

Twins Jack and Annie McGrath have put on a sketch show at the Edinburgh Fringe in a desperate bid to find their third, long lost brother.