The Curse of Macbeth

The Curse of Macbeth

It is as inevitable as rain that each Fringe throws up new takes on Shakespeare’s Scottish play. 

Adam Riches Rides!

Adam Riches Rides!

Riches creates a dazzling array of characters in Adam Riches Rides! The risk assessment forms for the Pleasance Beside may have to get rewritten following some of the audience int… 

Goring and Stokes: Nerds of a Feather

Goring and Stokes: Nerds of a Feather

Chris Stokes and Graham Goring have come together at the Caves just after lunch to present an hour of stand up, with Chris opening and Graham winding up. 

Andy Zaltzman Swears to Tell the Truth, Half the Truth, and Everything But the Truth

Andy Zaltzman Swears to Tell the Truth, Half the Truth, and Everything But the Truth

Andy Zaltzman will be best know to most audiences for his political comedy, podcast and radio appearances. 

Betrayal of Penguins: Don't Run with Scissors

Betrayal of Penguins: Don't Run with Scissors

Betrayal of Penguins got some rave reviews for their Fringe appearance last year, so I was looking forward to seeing what was being presented this time. 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - On The Telly

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - On The Telly

How can a full house of adults be entertained for an hour by a couple of grey socks in a tartan Punch & Judy tent? Ask Kev Sutherland, the writer and performer, who returns for fo… 

Phil Nichol: Welcome to Crazytown

Phil Nichol: Welcome to Crazytown

Phil Nichol is Bobby Spade - legendary beat poet. 

Axis of Awesome: Songs in the Key of Awesome

Axis of Awesome: Songs in the Key of Awesome

The Axis of Awesome, Australia’s most tolerated comedy rock trio are back to they present their new show ‘Songs in the Key of Awesome’ in the Wine Bar at the Gilded Balloon. 

Find Love Make Love Die

Find Love Make Love Die

Four pupils await a class that will never start, in this new writing from Daniel Rayner, performed by Bleak Heart. 

Double Booked

Double Booked

Got teenage kids to keep amused in Edinburgh? Then get down to the Pleasance Courtyard to see Ruth Rich’’s one woman show, Double Booked, for the ideal start to a fab family day … 

Lovesong

Lovesong

Soul star Omar Lyefook shines in this dramatic one-man monologue, incorporating his music and songs in a tale of love lost and found. 

After The Bomb

After The Bomb

After the Bomb, ostensibly a 1950 spy piece, is presented by Cicero Productions at the Zoo Southside. 

Pete Johansson: Naked Pictures Of My Life

Pete Johansson: Naked Pictures Of My Life

Naked Pictures of my life is a no holds barred look at Pete’s life as he approaches middle age and starts to experience and think about aging. 

Fairy Liquid And The Burst Bubble ... And Other Science Shows

Fairy Liquid And The Burst Bubble ... And Other Science Shows

Science Shows for Schools have take three of their popular science presentations for schools and turned them into a 50 minute production for children at the Zoo Aviary. 

Ian Kendall's 18th Birthday Magic Show

Ian Kendall's 18th Birthday Magic Show

This is Ian Kendall’s 18th birthday magic show, having first shared his love of magic with Fringe audiences on the Mound back in 1992. 

The Honeymoon

The Honeymoon

On my way into this show at Bedlam Theatre, the young man in front of me commented that he thought that the two actors we were about to see were the most talented that his universi… 

The Legend Of Magnificent Moon

The Legend Of Magnificent Moon

Toto tales, an Edinburgh-based company who aim to bring African tales to life, present the tale of Magnificent Moon to a young audience, targeted at children aged three and upwards… 

Tom Craine - Comfort Blanket

Tom Craine - Comfort Blanket

Tom Craine is a worrier. 

Comedy Bitch

Comedy Bitch

Comedy Bitch brings together six young actors, presenting brand new sketch comedy at the Underbelly - three women (Sophie Wright, Louise Howells and Hannah Gittos), three men (Jona… 

Rob Rouse: My Family ... And The Dog That Scared Jesus

Rob Rouse: My Family ... And The Dog That Scared Jesus

Rob Rouse, winner of ‘So you think you’re funny?’ in 1998, returns to Edinburgh with his new show ‘My family. 

Forgotten Things

Forgotten Things

There’s much to commend in Red Ladder Theatre’s ‘Forgotten Things’, written by Emma Adams. 

Kristin Hersh: Paradoxical Undressing

Kristin Hersh: Paradoxical Undressing

Rush on out and buy tickets to see Kristin Hersh at once. 

Summoned

Summoned

Lamp Lighters Productions from Toronto in Canada present this, the world premier of a piece written by and starring Irena Huljak. 

Anna the Slut and the (almost) Chosen One

Anna the Slut and the (almost) Chosen One

Hunger Warrior Theatre, a group of young American Theatre professionals present this tale of lust and its dangers, written Andrew J Hungerford. 

Quincy: Single Mum

Quincy: Single Mum

Quincy is a single mum. 

Bongo Club Cabaret

Bongo Club Cabaret

Before going to the Bongo Club I was a cabaret virgin. 

Answers

Answers

Newcastle University Theatre Society presents a new piece of writing by Edward Clifton. 

Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience

Why on earth would anyone want to have a Fawlty Towers lunch? The classic 1970s sitcom featured deeply dysfunctional husband and wife hotel managers Basil and Sybil Fawlty, and th… 

The Golden Age of Magic

The Golden Age of Magic

Ian Kendall’s new show looks back to the magic tricks of yesteryear, before camera tricks and tv magic, between 1850 and 1930, when magicians were the rock stars of the day. 

Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate

With a billing as an interactive murder mystery with chocolate tasting, the crowds were queuing up at Zoo Southside. 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Treasure Island is a classic tale, and with Robert Louis Stevenson one of Edinburgh’s most enduring literary sons, one that is sure to draw Fringe crowds looking for family entert… 

Sketchatron

Sketchatron

This is a buzzing, quality presentation, to a sell out crowd, billed as a selection of the best sketch comedy, on at Bedlam every Sunday afternoon. 

Frog Man

Frog Man

Meanwhile Theatre Company present Mick Martin’s Frog Man, a physical piece of blackly comic theatre that premiered at the Fringe two years ago. 

The Root of -1

The Root of -1

Hartshorn-Hook and Angels and Virgins Theatre Company present this new drama by Adam Somerset at the rather early time of 11 am in C SoCo. 

Carey Marx: Careyness

Carey Marx: Careyness

Edinburgh comedy stalwarts the Stand have a couple of new venues this year over the road on York Place, and Carey Marx’s new show ‘Careyness’ take place in the more intimate Sta… 

Living with Johnny Depp

Living with Johnny Depp

Living with Johnny Depp, by the Irish Madcap Theatre Company is one woman show written by and starring Joanne Mitchell. 

The Lion and the Jewel

The Lion and the Jewel

I’d love to tell you all about this production of the Lion and Jewel at Zoo, but its actually proved very difficult to find any information as the company didn’t provide a press … 

Waiting for Groucho

Waiting for Groucho

Rhymes with Purple are a small young company from Glasgow who develop their own scripts and operate on a shoe-string budget without public funding. 

The Absinthe Monologues

The Absinthe Monologues

We are welcomed the world of the Absinthe Monologues with a free glass of La Fee absinthe by The Cad, a slightly grotesque ‘remnant of British Imperialism’. 

Bouncers

Bouncers

As sure as you’ll be pestered by at least 25 student groups flyering on the Royal Mile, the fringe always ensures a good number of Godber revivals, frequently attempted by amateur… 

Damascus

Damascus

David Greig is undoubtedly one of Scotland’s finest contemporary playwrights, and the Traverse’s production of his latest play, Damascus shows him on excellent form. 

Bellydance Diaries '07: More true tales from Cairo

Bellydance Diaries '07: More true tales from Cairo

Daphne Pena returns to Edinburgh with a new show for 2007, adding more tales and dances from Cairo, following up her 2006 ‘Bellydance Diaries’. 

The Discotivity

The Discotivity

Could this be the cheesiest show in Edinburgh? This retelling of the nativity to a disco beat is certainly in with a shout for topping out the mozzarella meter. 

Ae Fond Kiss

Ae Fond Kiss

Taken from Glasgow venue Oran Mor’s successful ‘a play, a pie and a pint’ lunchtime shows, Ae Fond Kiss follows hapless Zed’s 18th birthday trip to Lola, a down on her luck pro… 

The Slippery Soapbox: Spotbanded Skat

The Slippery Soapbox: Spotbanded Skat

Fresh faced young company shutYOface from Nottingham (formed at the university there) return to the Fringe to follow up last year’s Slippery Soapbox with Spotbanded Skat downstair… 

Big in Japan (or Three Steves and a Bob)

Big in Japan (or Three Steves and a Bob)

There is much to commend in Bob Karper’s new one-man show at Zoo. 

Vladimir McTavish: A Scottish History of the World

Vladimir McTavish: A Scottish History of the World

Where better to hear about Scottish history and the current state of affairs than the SNP Club that becomes Stand II for the duration of the festival? Scottish comedy stalwart Vlad… 

An Air Balloon Across Antarctica

An Air Balloon Across Antarctica

Darragh Martin’s premise in An Air Balloon seems preposterous: a small, blonde, female explorer and an obese hamster are bored on a journey across the Antarctic in a hot air ballo… 

Andrew Lawrence - How to Butcher Your Loved Ones

Andrew Lawrence - How to Butcher Your Loved Ones

Andrew Lawrence, winner of the BBC New Act of the Year 2004, is at the Pleasance with his first solo show, How to Butcher Your Loved Ones. 

Abby, Vera and Sue

Abby, Vera and Sue

The New Quorndon Shakespeare Company present a new musical comedy, written by Sharon Scott with music and lyrics by Phil Law and Nigel Scott, Abby Vera and Sue. 

James Smiley: Public School Twat

James Smiley: Public School Twat

James Smiley, Public School Twat is described as ‘One young man. 

Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of The Fringe

Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of The Fringe

In an age of ever rising ticket prices and purple cow shaped venues it is nice to find something that represents good old fashioned value. 

A-Haunting We Will Go

A-Haunting We Will Go

Venue 2 Venue, a young company of GCSE and A-level drama students present Tim Kelly’s A-Haunting we will go. 

The Libertine

The Libertine

The King’s Players have taken a brave step showcasing a story most recently seen on the big screen with Johnny Depp in the lead role. 

The Black Jew Dialogues

The Black Jew Dialogues

In the Black Jew Dialogues actors and writers Ron Jones and Larry Jay Tish explore stereotypes and similarities of the black and Jewish experiences in America, using a sketch show … 

We Are The Dreamers

We Are The Dreamers

Side by Side Theatre Group return to the Fringe for the third time with a new take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written by Susan Wallin. 

Gary Le Strange: Beef Scarecrow

Gary Le Strange: Beef Scarecrow

Writer, musician and actor, Waen Shepherd presents his 3rd show as 1980s misunderstood musical genius, Gary Le Strange. 

Laurence & Gus - Next In Line

Laurence & Gus - Next In Line

Radio 4 regulars Laurence Howarth and Gus Brown, winners of the 2003 Dubble Act, are back after a year’s absence with their 3rd Edinburgh sketch show, Next in Line. 

Tirade for Three/Vagrant

Tirade for Three/Vagrant

The Padua Playwrights present a double bill of classy fringe theatre; founder Murray Mednick’s Tirade for Three and artistic director Guy Zimmerman’s Vagrant. 

Russell Howard: Wandering

Russell Howard: Wandering

Russell Howard has been playing to packed houses down at the Pleasance Courtyard with his show ‘Wandering’. 

Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac, drag queen, performance artist and ukulele player, presents what he calls The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac. 

The Journey to Becoming a Super Woman

The Journey to Becoming a Super Woman

This is the world premier of Nafeesa Monroe’s one woman show, Journey to Becoming a Super Woman. 

Johnny and the Bomb

Johnny and the Bomb

Johnny and the Bomb is an enjoyable Terry Pratchet story involving time travel, a bag lady and the eponymous Johnny. 

Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather

Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather

Eastview Theatre, a company of young high school performers from Minnesota present the European Premier of David Mann’s reinterpretation of The Godfather, Corleone. 

All Human One Man Magic Show

All Human One Man Magic Show

Mario Morris presents his comedy magic show, the All Human One Magic Show at Zoo Southside. 

Fool

Fool

The members of Fool met performing as part of the Durham review, but don’t let that put you off. 

Richard Herring – ménage à un

Richard Herring – ménage à un

Richard Herring returns to Edinburgh with his 21st show in 15 years. 

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep are Andrew Jones and Ciaran Murtagh, and this is their self-titled sketch show. 

The Regina Monologues

The Regina Monologues

The Regina Monologues, a new play written by Jenny Wafer and Rebecca Russell (who also performs), is given its world-premier by Tidemark Theatre. 

Pentecostal Wisconsin

Pentecostal Wisconsin

Ryan Paulson was brought up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a town full of taciturn Scandinavians. 

What I Heard About Iraq

What I Heard About Iraq

What I Heard About Iraq is an adaptation of Eliot Weinberger’s controversial article, published in 2005. 

Professor Bumm's Story Machine

Professor Bumm's Story Machine

The scene is set by a pumping house tune with a countdown. 

Boothby Graffoe with Nick Pynn: Release u win tin

Boothby Graffoe with Nick Pynn: Release u win tin

Boothby Graffoe, the only comedian named after a Lincolnshire village, is a Fringe comedy institution.