Richard III

Richard III

There are places which have unquestionable resonance. 

Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi

Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi

The name alone conjures up nostalgia, decadence, style and class … and this show delivers. 

The Three Stigmata of Pacman

The Three Stigmata of Pacman

In this one-hour show, talented Ross Sutherland brings philosophy, physics and fun together to create a highly entertaining view of contemporary society, which transcends the obvio… 

The Petty Concerns of Luke Wright

The Petty Concerns of Luke Wright

Luke Wright is a talented performer who plays as much on his baby-faced good looks as with the words and styles he uses. 

scratch (work in progress)

scratch (work in progress)

Sometimes raw, rough shows, performed on a knife-edge are the most gripping. 

the brain

the brain

In a clinically white setting, with full-length white fabric backdrops suspended from rig to floor, among boxes draped with white sheets, lies a lifesize puppet of Albert Einstein. 

The Spanish Tragedy

The Spanish Tragedy

Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy is a product of its time – socio-political, full of double-entendre, the themes of revenge and retribution and scenes of killing all the more poignant on st… 

Pages: Promised Land

Pages: Promised Land

A fringe show with four writers, three directors, two composers, a cast of fifteen and an even larger production team sounds like a recipe for disaster. 

Trapped

Trapped

Blurring the boundaries between theatrical performance and dance, this artful show mixes different styles of movement with poetry, dialogue and brilliant choreography to produce a … 

Scottish Dance Theatre - Luxuria

Scottish Dance Theatre - Luxuria

Nine members of the Scottish Dance Theatre company take to the stage to dance. 

Scottish Dance Theatre - A Visitation

Scottish Dance Theatre - A Visitation

A10-strong cast from the Scottish Dance Theatre start off this performance with a still-life scene, a sculptural montage, in which all the characters appear in the same light. 

Crime Of The Century

Crime Of The Century

“Dan! Keep safe!” the show starts … but how? How can a youngster be safe if they can be knifed on their own doorstep? This is the unfortunate reality of contemporary society – … 

Brocante Sonore:The Mechanicians

Brocante Sonore:The Mechanicians

In an abstract space evocative of a garage, mechanic’s workshop, engine room, and/or horologist’s studio, the members of Brocante Sonore conjure up music from a range of things, … 

Inventing The Sky

Inventing The Sky

Russian dance company Rain People are to dance what Picasso is to art. 

Room On The Broom

Room On The Broom

Tall Stories is a company that has made a name for entertaining children and family shows. 

Cardenio

Cardenio

It’s billed as ‘The Tragicomicall Historie of Cardenio’, a lost play said to be written by Shakespeare and Fletcher, reconstructed here by Dr Bernard Richards. 

One Up One Down

One Up One Down

In this highly energetic performance, dancer-actor John Macaulay welcomes the audience and ushers them in, attempting to build up a friendly rapport. 

The Puppet-Show Man

The Puppet-Show Man

An entertaining hour of fairy tales drawn from Hans Christian Andersen’s collection. 

Mother/Son

Mother/Son

Jeffrey Solomon’s play is a tour-de-force of skilful writing and performance. 

Iago

Iago

An ambitious one-man show, in which Martin Aukland, as Iago, acts out single-handedly the story of his machinations against ‘The Moor of Venice’, outlining how and why he sets up… 

The Best Of John Betjeman

The Best Of John Betjeman

Across the time span of two hour-long performances, Lance Pierson performs a selection of Betjeman’s poetry. 

Don Quixote - Theatre of the Blind

Don Quixote - Theatre of the Blind

Unlike ‘His Ghostly Heart’, another play on the Fringe which is played out in the dark, where the stage is darkened and the audience can make out the actors’ forms, in ‘Don Qui… 

Killing Alan

Killing Alan

A highly challenging story which draws on the Arthurian story of Gawain and the Green Knight, and references many others. 

Faust In The Box

Faust In The Box

Bridge Markland performs his own version of Goethe’s Faust in a maverick combination of blank verse and pop song. 

Platform 88

Platform 88

You know what it’s like when you arrive in a strange place, and have to ask for help in a foreign language? The only person around is someone who looks strange, unfamiliar, differ… 

Martin 'The Falsetto' Milnes

Martin 'The Falsetto' Milnes

Martin Milnes is a unique talent – with an exceptional voice and good vocal technique to go with it. 

The Lamplighter's Lament

The Lamplighter's Lament

Three versatile performers tell the tale of a solitary lamplighter, an endearing character who lives by the sea alone, sleepwalks, enjoys music, food and drink, follows the news in… 

Rachel Rose Reid: And They Lived ...

Rachel Rose Reid: And They Lived ...

Rachel Rose Reid is a young storyteller who places herself firmly within a long tradition of oral storytelling. 

Bully

Bully

A harrowing first-hand account of a cycle of transformation from victim of circumstance to victim of fate told by a character who just wants to find a quiet spot where he can just … 

Matthew Sharp In ... Johnny's Midnight Goggles

Matthew Sharp In ... Johnny's Midnight Goggles

He’s a velvety-voiced opera singer with a voice to die for. 

Lotte's Gift

Lotte's Gift

This recipe for an autobiographical slideshow sandwich with musical filling could so easily have turned out to be unappetising. 

Matthew Sharp In ... Finklestein's Castle

Matthew Sharp In ... Finklestein's Castle

With deliciously ridiculous names, fantastic situations, a plot that would make Ian Fleming grin with delight, and toothpaste taking on a significance you would never credit it wit… 

Noir

Noir

Airealism attempt to mix circus and theatre to tell a tale of love gone wrong. 

Boy In Darkness

Boy In Darkness

Titus Groan, heir to the great crumbling kingdom of Gormenghast is fourteen. 

Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist

It starts with a chalk circle traced upon the ground. 

The Origin Of Species By Means Of Natural Selection Or The Survival Of (R)evolutionary Theories...

The Origin Of Species By Means Of Natural Selection Or The Survival Of (R)evolutionary Theories...

Director Daniel Goldman and Multi-talented musican-actor-storyteller John Hinton join forces again after their collaboration on ‘Crunch!’ – the history of the apple told in an h… 

Jewish Chronicles

Jewish Chronicles

In a musical style reminiscent of Claude-Michel Schönberg ballads, Daniel Cainer sings his big, broad Jewish heart out to entertain, engage, enlighten his audience. 

There Are A Thousand Ways To Kneel And Kiss The Ground

There Are A Thousand Ways To Kneel And Kiss The Ground

A bed, a body covered in a fire-black veil, a single rose, long-stemmed, green-leaved in a slim vase at the foot. 

Twine

Twine

‘Tortoise in a Nutshell’ tell the story of a little string boy who is left out of things, so he goes off on an adventure of self-discovery and returns. 

East 10th Street

East 10th Street

Life in a rooming house in New York’s East 10th Street is the subject of this gripping one-man show, which is billed rather pompously as a ‘self portrait with empty house’. 

The Timekeepers

The Timekeepers

Humour is at its most poignant against a background of human tragedy. 

His Ghostly Heart

His Ghostly Heart

It’s a conventional play with a difference … acted out on stage, with an audience seated front-on … in the dark. 

Beachy Head

Beachy Head

Two film-makers, filming the lighthouse on Beachy Head for a documentary about lighthouses unwittingly come back with video footage of a man’s last moments before committing suici… 

Borges And I

Borges And I

Their flyer is designed like a book which unfolds into a poster. 

Lost World

Lost World

Arthur Conan Doyle’s story of The Lost World is brought to life using live animation and music by the members of The Paper Cinema. 

Cocorico

Cocorico

From their first entrance, comic duo Patrice Thibaud and Phillipe Leygnac had the audience in hysterics. 

The Rap Guide To Evolution

The Rap Guide To Evolution

There are big names behind this show which starts with some stunning visual film sequences from the Wellcome Trust. 

A Pirate's Life For Me!

A Pirate's Life For Me!

It all started well enough. 

The Shadow Orchestra

The Shadow Orchestra

Xavier Mortimer is a talented magician-musician-mime artist and clown. 

Ragamala Dance Presents Yathra (Journey)

Ragamala Dance Presents Yathra (Journey)

The world-class Ragamala Dance Company returns to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with a soul-moving performance of South Indian Classical Bharatanatyam dance. 

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

This is a very clever, wonderfully traditional, old-fashioned theatrical adaptation of the timeless classic tale of life by a riverbank. 

Rapunzelstiltskin

Rapunzelstiltskin

Storytelling and theatre meet in a comic theatrical retelling of two classic tales retold with fun and vigour. 

Rapunzel And The Tower Of Doom

Rapunzel And The Tower Of Doom

This one-man show features engaging storytelling with a fruit and veg theme. 

The Brothers Lionheart

The Brothers Lionheart

Lindgren’s classic story of bravery and self-sacrifice is retold with cinematic scope and vision in this adaptation by Lionheart Productions and The Pleasance Theatre.