​9 Winning Tips for Surviving the EdFringe Media Matrix

​9 Winning Tips for Surviving the EdFringe Media Matrix

Fringe folk, I’ve been where you are. 

Ricky Tomlinson: Guilty My Arse

Ricky Tomlinson: Guilty My Arse

He promises that next year he’ll bring his comedy show to the Fringe, but right now Ricky Tomlinson has serious matters to discuss. 

Backstage in Biscuit Land

Backstage in Biscuit Land

Sometimes the best moments in live theatre are those that happen unexpectedly. 

Plain English

Plain English

There is no shortage of solo shows about valiant teachers. 

The Ted Bundy Project

The Ted Bundy Project

Killing most of an hour, and murder to sit through, The Ted Bundy Project does bait-and-switch on its audience. 

The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster

The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster

The events reflected in Dawn State Theatre Company’s The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster happened in 1612, roughly 80 years before the Salem witch trial… 

The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer

The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer

Out she comes, toes pointed, slim legs scissoring the air, arms pressed stiffly to her sides. 

Breakfast Epiphanies

Breakfast Epiphanies

Wealth and fame haven’t yet been bestowed on young Irish comedian Cormac Friel. 

Cat Loud's Big Night In

Cat Loud's Big Night In

If you’re living right, this could happen to you. 

The Tobolowsky Files

The Tobolowsky Files

‘This will be as true as I can make it. 

An Audience With Jimmy Savile

An Audience With Jimmy Savile

As a career move, dying was the savviest option for Jimmy Savile. 

Paintings and Cake

Paintings and Cake

Do you like weird and impenetrable absurdist drama? The kind of play that seems to bend time with its slowness? Do you find pleasure in watching characters say meaningless things t… 

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

There’s niche and then there’s the niche of the niche. 

A Life With The Beatles

A Life With The Beatles

For some of us among ‘the olds,’ the Beatles provided the lush soundtrack of our lives. 

The Litvinenko Project

The Litvinenko Project

Go ahead and sip the gunpowder green tea poured into dainty cups by Tom Barnes and Matt Wilks, the handsome, engaging young performers of The Litvinenko Project. 

The Kitchen Sink by Tom Wells

The Kitchen Sink by Tom Wells

The sweet and earnestly acted production of Tom Wells’ The Kitchen Sink at The Space @Surgeons’ Hall depicts a young Hull family whose emotions run hot and cold. 

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

In her khaki jumpsuit and ponytail, writer-actor Rebecca Crookshank looks like a cute suburban 30-something. 

Portraits in Motion

Portraits in Motion

In his softly accented English, German photographer Volker Gerling introduces you to unforgettable faces in his quiet but compelling Portraits in Motion. 

The Frida Kahlo of Penge West

The Frida Kahlo of Penge West

As roommates, young London singletons Zoe and Ruth are as mismatched as Peep Show’s Mark and Jeremy. 

Fully Committed Starring Marcus Brigstocke

Fully Committed Starring Marcus Brigstocke

In posh Manhattan restaurant-ese, the phrase “fully committed” means “really, really full for the next two months, so don’t even try for a table. 

Bruce

Bruce

Best word to describe Bruce, a show built entirely around a block of yellow sponge: Absorbing. 

The Effects of Solitude

The Effects of Solitude

Written and performed by Noni Townshend, The Effects of Solitude unfolds with a disarming serenity. 

Two From Texas: New Plays in Performance

Two From Texas: New Plays in Performance

Why go to the trouble of raising the funds and making the trip to the International Collegiate Theatre Festival, only to present plays nobody back home would want to see, much less… 

The Titanic Orchestra

The Titanic Orchestra

The four filthy tramps in The Titanic Orchestra are waiting in vain for a train, not Godot, in a play by Bulgarian playwright Hristo Boytchev, who tries and fails to emulate Samuel… 

Victoria Wood + Me

Victoria Wood + Me

A deep familiarity with the beloved UK television star portrayed in the warm and witty solo comedy Victoria Wood + ME isn’t necessary to enjoy the vibrant impersonation of her by… 

Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox

Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox

Winner of Best Cabaret at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe, Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox now makes its Edinburgh debut. 

An Illuminating Yarn

An Illuminating Yarn

“It’s amazing how therapeutic knitting can be,” says one of the three characters in An Illuminating Yarn, a one-act play by Jane Pickthall, produced by Newcastle’s Button Box…