Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
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Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

The now infamous case of the 1924 ‘thrill killers’ Leopold and Loeb is a well-mined source of theatrical material, from Patrick Hamilton’s 1929 play Rope, in turn transformed into Alfred Hitchcock’s 1948 film of the same name, to this, Stephen Dolginoff’s 2005 musical Thrill Me... 

The Rat Pack - Live

The Rat Pack - Live

The seemingly unwavering appeal of swing music has made the Rat Pack Live an irresistible draw to Fringe audiences year after year and this packed house proves that this year is no exception... 

Bright Lights

Bright Lights

Léonie Kate Higgins brings her own - often heart-wrenching - take on the all too familiar theme of pursuing stardom in our celebrity obsessed world in her one-woman show Bright Lights... 

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Due to the distinct lack of opportunities for young opera singers, Opera Holloway have taken their careers into their own hands and created their own company. Aiming to make opera accessible to people of all ages whilst producing high quality productions, the small ensemble bring Humperdinck's well-loved classic Hansel and Gretel to the Fringe... 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Another day, another re-interpretation of a classic of children's literature. This time from Oxford University Dramatic Society, who bring us Lewis Carroll's timeless tale Alice in Wonderland... 

Innocence

Innocence

Taking the poetry of William Blake as its inspiration, Scottish Dance Theatre's Innocence takes us on a journey of exploration and wonder, delving into the magical world of imagination... 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

The original rom-com, Much Ado About Nothing is one of William Shakespeare's best loved works and perfect fodder for constant makeovers, in recent years it has been reset to just about every decade of the last two centuries and a myriad of locations around the globe, there's even a musical version here at the Fringe... 

Much a Shoo Be Doo About Nothing

Much a Shoo Be Doo About Nothing

Courage Performers' production Much a Shoo Be Doo About Nothing takes William Shakespeare's much loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing and the 'merry war' between Beatrice and Benedick and the tragedy tinged romance of Claudio and Hero and resets it in 1950's Mafia ridden Italy complete with black clad Mafia Dons and musical numbers... 

Cinderella and the Flower Fairies

Cinderella and the Flower Fairies

Returning to The Fringe for their 17th season, this enchanting show from Burklyn Youth Ballet is the perfect introduction to dance for the whole family, with music from Strauss and sparkling costumes inspired by the Flower Fairy illustrations of Cicely Mary Barker... 

The  Three Lions

The Three Lions

Zurich, the night before England's failed attempt to bring the World Cup back home. A footballer, a prince and a Prime Minister are stuck in a hotel room together to plan their strategy and it comes as no surprise that no one has a clue what they’re doing... 

Contractions

Contractions

In the five years since its first production, Mike Bartlett's play Contractions has gained even more resonance in these recession hit times. As big corporations increasingly exert control over every aspect of their employees lives, this biting satire examines just how far employers will go to get their pound of flesh and how much employees are willing to tolerate in order to hold on to their jobs... 

The Liz and Dick Show

The Liz and Dick Show

The complex and often turbulent relationship between one of the 20th Century's most famous couples, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, has provided much fodder over the years for tabloid newspapers and celebrity biographers alike and in 2013 the interest shows no sign of abating... 

The Adventures of Caroline and Mr Clown

The Adventures of Caroline and Mr Clown

A madcap and zany multi-media journey through the alphabet, minding your manners and some stand up comedy coaching for little ones, all eccentrically orchestrated by Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Phineas and Ferb star Caroline Rhea... 

Keep Smiling Through

Keep Smiling Through

With a nation wallowing in a wave of nostalgia, this affectionate look back to the war years is a chance to experience the greatest hits of the 30's and 40's in an intimate musical review... 

Preen Back Yer Lugs!

Preen Back Yer Lugs!

The year is 2108, World War Seven has just ended and in this post-apocalyptic world only Scotland survives, governed by a supreme leader: a man obsessed with wind turbines, a man who bears an unnerving resemblance to a certain 21st century Scottish First Minister... 

Book of Blakewell

Book of Blakewell

Like a Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence for the modern era, Harry Blake and Alice Keedwell breathe new life into the musical comedy genre.Book of Blakewell, (we're assured the title is no cynical marketing ploy cashing in on a famous production currently running in the West End) is a whistle stop tour of the vagaries of modern life... 

Circus Cavalcade

Circus Cavalcade

A magnificent celebration of circus arts from the UK Youth Circus Network, an organisation that has brought together 150 young people and their tutors from the four corners of the country to share skills and ideas, is on display at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Circus Cavalcade... 

Hairy Maclary and Friends Show Featuring Slinky Malinki

Hairy Maclary and Friends Show Featuring Slinky Malinki

There's no denying the pulling power of Lynley Dodd's best-selling children's series Hairy Maclary: with vibrant characters, charming stories and colourful settings they are popular throughout the English speaking world... 

Hindsight

Hindsight

Kier McAllister's new play Hindsight examines the butterfly effect of our life choices, not only on ourselves but on those we love. On the eve of proposing to his girlfriend, student Rob (James Kirk) is busy making some duck spring rolls for a romantic dinner for two... 

Song Circle / My Yellow Ukelele

Song Circle / My Yellow Ukelele

The song circle is familiar territory for parents and carers of the under fives: here local performer Gill Bowman added her take on the popular format. In a cosy igloo-like tent strewn with colourful bean bags we were invited to join the circle... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Where can you get an hour of stand-up that includes routines about farts, worms and Charles Darwin? The Comedy Club 4 Kids, that's where. Now in its seventh year at the Fringe, recreating the feel of an adult comedy club with the UK's best known comedy names and some rising stars thrown in for good measure, each show brings a new line-up of top class talent to the stage... 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Another day and it’s another giant of children's literature here at The Fringe. And if proof were needed of its popularity then the queue around the block to see Flying High Theatre Company's production of Peter Pan was testament to the pulling power of the classics... 

Footloose

Footloose

Dean Pitchford's Footloose comes to Edinburgh on a wave of energy from Viva Youth Theatre. A musical theatre adaptation of the popular 1980's movie, its big screen remake in 2011 has revived interest in the story and brought it to a whole new generation: Ren McCormack and his mother move from big city Chicago to small town Bomont... 

King Kong the Musical!

King Kong the Musical!

It's the 1930's and a few years have passed since Carl Dunham, the fabled showman brought King Kong from the jungle to New York. Down on his luck, he is still peddling the memory of Kong in a third rate show about the mighty beast... 

Julie Madly Deeply

Julie Madly Deeply

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Julie Andrews' saccharin sweet, goody two shoes persona would provide little substance for a cabaret show but Sarah-Louise Young and musical director Michael Roulston manage to deliver not only a fact-packed biography from child star to superstar but original comedy, stunning impersonations and a host of knock-out tunes in this affectionate tribute to the beloved Dame in Julie Madly Deeply... 

Eurobeat - Almost Eurovision (Sarajevo)

Eurobeat - Almost Eurovision (Sarajevo)

Here we are in sunny Sarajevo for the greatest, gaudiest and most glorious celebration of dodgy Europop that we call Eurovision - well almost. For anyone who has ever wanted to experience the worldwide global television phenomenon up close and personal then this is the show for you... 

How to Make a Killing in Bollywood

How to Make a Killing in Bollywood

NPL Theatre are well known for tackling subjects that often don't get an outing in mainstream theatre; previous work has included the thorny issue of Scottish sectarianism. Here they give a voice to another often overlooked part of Scottish society, the Asian community... 

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Little Howard is a computer generated six year old interactive stand up comedian. He's also naughty; in fact, very naughty indeed.This is a boy who tasered Barry Chuckle at the CBeebies Christmas party after all... 

The Magical Playroom with CBeebies' Cerrie Burnell

The Magical Playroom with CBeebies' Cerrie Burnell

Cerrie Burnell's show The Magical Playroom is the story of Liberty Rose, a girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina like her mother. A girl who has to fight for her voice to be heard when the adults in her life insist she wears a prosthetic arm which hinders rather than helps her... 

Ben Champion: Human

Ben Champion: Human

Two guitars, one keyboard and a life-sized cardboard cutout of a man dressed as a caveman are what greet you when you enter the intimate surroundings of The Gilded Balloon Wee Room for Ben Champion's debut show Human... 

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

What do you want a children's show to be? Enchanting? Exciting? Engaging? Have a great story? Maybe with a little bit of (non-threatening) audience participation? Oh, and what about a few sing-along songs and a cracking good cast thrown in for good measure? That's what Cambridge Touring Theatre deliver in their ebullient take on Kenneth Grahame's timeless classic Wind in the Willows... 

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman

The unlikely relationship between Molina, a timid, homosexual window dresser and Valentin, an idealistic, Marxist revolutionary, is the heart of this musical by Chicago and Cabaret creators John Kander and Fred Ebb... 

Eric and Little Ern

Eric and Little Ern

It's a brave pair indeed who decide to recreate arguably the nation's favourite double act, Morecambe and Wise, in a new show, but that's what Ian Ashpitel (Wise) and Jonty Stephens (Morecambe) have done in their play Eric and Little Ern, an affectionate love letter to the comedy duo whose influence is still felt on the comedy circuit to this day... 

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

An English Lit graduate searching for purpose in his life; a closet homosexual banker with repressed feelings for his straight roommate; a porn obsessed monster; an idealistic kindergarten assistant who wants to open a school for monsters; a self-proclaimed slut and Different Strokes' Gary Coleman, are only some of the characters populating Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx's Avenue Q; where humans and puppets live in supportive harmony in a less than salubrious New York neighbourhood which bears more than a passing resemblance to Sesame Street...