Red and The Wolf

Red and The Wolf

Prospero Theatre have decided it’s their turn to roll out a dark retelling of a well-known fairy tale, showcasing a unique-ish take on Little Red Riding Hood, with their producti… 

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Based on the Frank Wedekind play of the same name, the musical Spring Awakening tells the controversial story of a group of young adolescents trying to deal with the tumultuous pro… 

The Rules Of Inflation

The Rules Of Inflation

This is no ordinary birthday party. 

Confessions of a Justified Songwriter

Confessions of a Justified Songwriter

Written by John and Gerry Kielty, Confessions of a Justified Songwriter takes us on a journey through the creative processes and struggles of writing music when chasing that elusiv… 

9 to 5

9 to 5

Over the past few years, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland haven’t failed to impress me with their performances at the Fringe and this year is no exception. 

Drink! The Musical

Drink! The Musical

It didn’t take me long into this show to realise two things: that this as clearly a piece of community theatre and should be recognised as such and that there is clearly somethin… 

Soul Nation: Choir On Fire

Soul Nation: Choir On Fire

As an Edinburgh based act performing in the Edinburgh Fringe there’s always going to be a certain level of expectation from the local crowd. 

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

As the Melbourne Ska Orchestra marched their way down the middle aisle of the theatre, carrying and playing their instruments and shouting through a megaphone, I knew I was in for … 

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The bagpipe is about as intrinsically Scottish as you can get. 

The Little Sweep

The Little Sweep

One of the primary aims of The Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten, an opera for children, is to demystify the genre to a younger generation. 

A Remarkable Person

A Remarkable Person

It’s a little bizarre to go and see something which calls itself ‘a touch of genius’ in its description. 

Paper Hearts the Musical

Paper Hearts the Musical

It’s always exciting to witness the world premiere of new writing, especially when it’s a British born production. 

2 Become 1

2 Become 1

I attribute quite a lot of my adult personality to my love affair with girl power and how swept away I got in all things noughties. 

Ushers: The Front of House Musical

Ushers: The Front of House Musical

I’m a lover of musical theatre but I’m prepared to be really honest here: the genre is crammed with suitable material for a hilarious and even brutal send-up. 

The Shadow Box

The Shadow Box

Hailing from Hardin-Simmons University in Texas, The Shadow Box is a reflection of the stages of grief, represented through a series of linked vignettes and monologues. 

Artificial Things

Artificial Things

This is the first year of the ‘iF Platform’ – a new showcase featuring the UK’s top disabled artists and integrated arts companies. 

Urinetown

Urinetown

Glasgow based Royal Conservatoire are now in their 11th year of performing in the Fringe with their masters level students and Urinetown is one of this year’s offerings from them. 

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. 

Boys Who Like to Play With Dolls

Boys Who Like to Play With Dolls

This two-person dance and physical piece is performed and choreographed by Tereza Ondrová and Peter Šavel, a male-female duo who have worked successfully both separately and toge… 

360 ALLSTARS

360 ALLSTARS

This show has the kind of title that gets you feeling excited right away. 

Booking Dance Festival

Booking Dance Festival

This is the seventh year that producer and curator of dance Jodi Kaplan has brought the variety of American dance to the Fringe with this “festival within a festival”. 

The Rat Pack – Live

The Rat Pack – Live

Fifty minutes of the classic Rat Pack numbers with a full swing orchestra, bringing a little bit of that onstage banter that the trio are known for, and adding in the two Burelli s… 

Willy's Bitches

Willy's Bitches

An all female cast takes some of the classic soliloquies and scenes from Shakespeare’s work and deliver them in an almost cabaret, review format, with the addition of new contempor… 

The Tour

The Tour

This play within a musical aims to show us what life as part of a touring company is really like. 

Fold

Fold

This show brings the arts of dancing and paper folding together in an exploration of how the two mediums can unite. 

Title of Show

Title of Show

The title of [Title of Show] tells you quite a lot about what you need to know! This musical, within a musical, within a musical writes itself as it plays out. 

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code

Ross Wilson of Blue Rose Code has gone through quite a transformative journey in the past 18 months. 

Bear Hug

Bear Hug

Billed as a rom-com, Bear Hug looked to be a pretty safe bet for some laughs – described as a story about how coming out is easy but how getting back in is harder. 

Balletronic

Balletronic

Balletronic has a name that intrigued me from the get-go. 

Limbo

Limbo

Limbo is a pretty hot ticket this fringe. 

Kursk

Kursk

Kursk is a play attempting to offer real insight into the life of a submariner and the pressures and realities of life below the sea. 

Kitty's Bound for Broadway

Kitty's Bound for Broadway

This one-woman musical show sets out with a pleasant and watchable enough idea. 

Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is being presented by The Kinkaid School of Houston, Texas, as part of The American High School Theatre Festival. 

UKIP! The Musical

UKIP! The Musical

Deciding to paint Ukip leader Nigel Farage as a troubled “anti hero” in a cleverly sarcastic musical romp was always going to be a bit of a treat. 

Closer than Ever

Closer than Ever

Closer Than Ever is a revue musical wherein each song takes us to a different scenario within the complex theme of love and relationships. 

Smother

Smother

201 Dance Company’s Smother sets out to do something very exciting. 

Discoteque Machine

Discoteque Machine

Discoteque Machine, brought to us by Gianmarco Pozzoli and Alice Magione is a morphsuits show. 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

The Addams Family is an updated take on the iconic family of twisted misfits that brings the story forward from where it left off. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a show centered around just that; children taking part in their local spelling competition. 

Shout! The Mod Musical

Shout! The Mod Musical

“Shout! The Mod Musical” has an exclamation mark in the title, which inevitably garners a certain level of expectation: you want explosive energy and a load of volume. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years is not an easy undertaking. 

Green Snake

Green Snake

Green Snake, brought to the Fringe by the National Theatre of China, promises to be a modern take on a old Chinese myth. 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Greyfriars Kirk was the perfect setting for this Edinburgh based choir’s return to the Fringe after sellout shows in previous years. 

#YOLO

#YOLO

The concept of YOLO or You Only Live Once for those of you who aren’t in the know about these kinds of things, has been a trendy phrase for the past couple of years. 

The Lost Domain

The Lost Domain

Alain Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes is the inspiration for this in-house created musical which sees the return of Shrewsbury and Severn Opera group to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Booking Dance Festival - Showcase

Booking Dance Festival - Showcase

One of the best things about dance is that it can transcend the boundaries of language or culture. 

I Am the Wind

I Am the Wind

I Am The Wind not only plays with these idea of meaningful space but relies upon it. 

Seated Reservations

Seated Reservations

Seated Reservations’ description as a “one act comedy play about life, death and coffee” doesn’t raise expectations sky-high, but I was very quickly converted by the fast-pac… 

Shakespeare in Song

Shakespeare in Song

Shakespeare in Song attempts to bring the works of Shakespeare to life using songs from through the centuries and chosen complimentary verses. 

The Three Peaks

The Three Peaks

With The Three Peaks, the Dunnington Players explore not only the three peaks of Yorkshire but also what can happen to us over the course of a year. 

Pirates of Men's Pants

Pirates of Men's Pants

Gilbert and Sullivan musicals aren’t to everyone’s taste, and could most definitely do with an injection of a more modern approach. 

21 Things You Should Know About Toronto's Crack-Smoking Mayor

21 Things You Should Know About Toronto's Crack-Smoking Mayor

The idea of a comedy play that’s centred around something we are all really familiar with at the moment - ‘listicles’ - is quite intriguing. 

Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

Apphia Campbell brings an all-encompassing presence to the stage during this solo performance. 

Am I

Am I

Following huge success at last years Fringe, LCP Dance Theatre return this year with an extended version of this multimedia dance performance. 

Bonded by Blood

Bonded by Blood

The writers and performers of Bonded by Blood could have possibly struck gold with having me there to review the show. 

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing is a show that deals with precisely that – and the young, ambitious writer who’s striving to attain it. 

Brazouka

Brazouka

Braz Dos Santos has quite the tale to tell. 

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Wellington College make their return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with the wacky jukebox musical Return to the Forbidden Planet. 

In Control

In Control

The premise of this devised piece, championed by Director Alex Hargreaves, is to break down the usual comforts of viewing horror in a cinema and instead bring the story to a place … 

The Piece of Paper Paradox

The Piece of Paper Paradox

‘The mindless monotony of routine in the workplace’ is how Blue Moon Theatre describe the show that they have brought to this year’s Fringe. 

Soldier Box

Soldier Box

Soldier Box is a new play brought to this year’s Fringe by New Celt Productions, a company that amalgamates the talents of both Queen Margaret and Napier university’s recent grad… 

Off the Curtain

Off the Curtain

Off The Curtain is described as an ‘East-meets-West’ one-woman show, using a mixture of storytelling, acting and poetic narrative.