The Good Person of Szechwan

The Good Person of Szechwan

Brecht’s famous parable about living a good life in a world ruled by money is here performed admirably by students from the Chinese International School of Hong Kong. 

The Best of Irish Comedy

The Best of Irish Comedy

Since 1999 this show has been a feature of the Fringe’s comedy programme and this year they are back with some of the biggest names in Irish comedy. 

Othello - The Remix

Othello - The Remix

This wonderful adaptation re-imagines Othello as a world-renowned rapper, and the action takes place in the high-flying world of hip-hop performers. 

Graham Whistler: Stand-Up, Fall Down - Free

Graham Whistler: Stand-Up, Fall Down - Free

Graham Whistler’s show from last year’s Fringe returns, again mainly focusing on his cerebral palsy. 

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Improvised stand-up is a tricky business, but luckily the organisers of The Set List continue to get some of the country’s most well-known comedians to take part. 

Bye Bye World

Bye Bye World

Olga and Dino are leaving their lives behind. 

Billy Watson - Sex, Drugs and Marriage - Free

Billy Watson - Sex, Drugs and Marriage - Free

At the start of this show Billy Watson talks about cocks and pubes and soon moves on to describe a tedious pursuit of pussy, which would presumably not be half as tedious if he eve… 

Woza Albert!

Woza Albert!

Woza Albert! (Come here, Albert!) was first performed in 1983 and it was a sharp criticism of the Apartheid system. 

Rainbow

Rainbow

Standing on a monochrome stage, each on his own pedestal, three characters talk about a few days in their lives. 

The Knowledge Emporium

The Knowledge Emporium

This project has a marvellously appealing idea behind it: first, open a shop where people ‘buy’ sweets, not with money, but with knowledge. 

Story Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well

Story Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well

The story of Helena and her faithless husband, Bertram, has puzzled theatregoers for centuries. 

Mother to Mother

Mother to Mother

Just months before the election that saw Nelson Mandela become president of South Africa, an angry mob attacked and killed American Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl. 

Jessica Fostekew: Brave New Word

Jessica Fostekew: Brave New Word

Jessica Fostekew is in love with words. 

Mies Julie

Mies Julie

When Strindberg’s 1888 play was first transposed to a South African setting in 1985, Apartheid was at it’s height and the production caused an uproar for featuring an interraci… 

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

An Englishman, an Irishman and an American are sitting in a room, but this is no joke. 

The Sewing Machine

The Sewing Machine

Waiting for someone to collect her sewing machine, an old woman takes her leave of this last remaining companion. 

The Sun is Not for Us

The Sun is Not for Us

What was life like for women in the early twentieth-century living in China? In this play we see a woman forced into an arranged marriage. 

The Browning Version

The Browning Version

Terence Rattigan’s undoubtedly brilliant play gets a rather tedious reworking in this production by student company Hoghead Theatre. 

The World's Greatest Walking Tour of Edinburgh

The World's Greatest Walking Tour of Edinburgh

At the beginning of this tour we’re on Lothian Street and Cuth when our guide boldly informs us that we are on Lothian Road. 

The Iliad, The Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less

The Iliad, The Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less

Zipping through all of Greek mythology in an hour and a half is quite a lot of fun when it is presented by a company of student actors who tackle the task with enthusiasm; it is ra… 

How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

Have you ever thought about running away, changing your identity and leaving behind your current life? This is what Charlie decides to do after being caught stealing from work. 

The Election: A Silent Comedy

The Election: A Silent Comedy

On the night of an election, one candidate and two party workers are scurrying about, preparing for the results to be announced. 

Repertory Theatre

Repertory Theatre

This comedy thriller by Israeli duo Elephant and the Mouse has a plot twist so delicious that giving it away would be murder. 

Danielle Ward - Speakeasy / Playdead

Danielle Ward - Speakeasy / Playdead

Speakeasy, one of two shows stand-up Danielle Ward is performing on alternate nights at the Fringe, starts with the offer of a gin and tonic. 

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Dead Man's Cell Phone

When she sees a stranger die in a café, Jean hardly thinks before answering his ringing phone. 

Jigsy

Jigsy

‘I was a docker once, but I’m working now,’ says Scouse comic Jigsy in Tony Staveacre’s new play, as he reminisces about Liverpool life in the past. 

Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?

Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?

During the Great Depression thousands of American World War I veterans gathered in Washington DC to demand payment of promised bonuses.