Comedy improvisation troupe Austentatious have been reducing erstwhile sensible audiences to fits of hysteria all over the UK since 2012.
Originally developed with the Royal Court, Skin a Cat by Isley Lynn is a sexual coming of age story with a big (and fairly terrifying) difference.
Isla Van Tricht’s new short play Underground explores the quagmire of 21st Century dating, specifically themed around the new (and often bizarre) world of free phone apps such as…
Despite much progress
being made for equality in Europe during the last decades there are still 6
countries in the world where being gay is an offence punishable by death and 75 …
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the iconic French singer Pam Gem’s 1978 musical Piaf returns to the West End.
Through the Mill is a new play about the life of Judy Garland by Ray Rackman, currently playing at the London Theatre Workshop.
George Zach is a Greek comedian
who took this work in progress show, Greek Tragedy, to the 2015 Edinburgh
Sarai, currently showing at the Arcola Theatre is a confused blend of
spoken word set to music, contemporary dance and characterised monologue.
The Almeida is in the middle of its Greeks festival presenting new versions of classical Greek tragedies.
Puccini’s iconic opera Madame Butterfly gets a gothic makeover at this year’s Grimeborn, the Arcola’s opera season.
Commemorating 600 years since the battle of Agincourt and the centenary of WW1 comes a new production Henry V from Antic Disposition whose speciality is productions in historic spa…
Radio 4 poet and author John Osbourne presents his first poetry set at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Phill Jupitus is a performance poet.
Jemima Foxtrot is a poet and singer presenting her first Edinburgh show on the PBH Free Fringe.
Harry Baker is a young middle-class blonde rapper-turned-poet.
Jim Higo and Miki Higgins present their double act poetry, comedy and sketch show which is intended to be ‘a satirical look at culture and the arts’.
In her funny and articulate show, Hannah Chutzpah presents her considered and inspiring take on the complexities of power and permission.
Scale is a spoken word piece telling the ancient Scottish legends of the Brahan Seer.
Dominic Berry takes us on a personal journey in his spoken word show inspired by the world of online gaming.
Parlour Games is a playful piece of physical theatre inspired by silent films and gothic novels.
Therapist Clara Milly has over 20 years’ worth of experiences on which to draw from the huge amount of people she has met and helped in her career.
Like bagpipes, deep-fried mars bars and kilts, eating porridge is one of those ‘typically’ Scottish clichés that gets bandied about far too often.
In a typically idiosyncratic twist Carol-Ann Duffy is collaborating with her ‘favourite’ court musician John Sampson for a reading of work from across her gargantuan oeuvre.
Rebecca Vaughan gives a powerful performance as Queen Elizabeth I in I, Elizabeth.
Rob Coleman’s Ocean Going Idiot is less of a piece of theatre and more an hour’s friendly chat about a largely failed adventure in the top room of a pub.
Loud Poets are a Scotland-based collective of poets who perform together.
There is just something about storyteller Callum Lykan.
Jack Rooke: Good Grief could probably win a prize for ‘comedy show with the least likely to be funny subject matter ever that actually turns out to be absolutely hilarious�…
Poet Bog Polanco’s idea for this bite-sized poetry performance is really good: inspired by paintings from Scotland’s major collections he performs a series of poems he’s writ…
The second ever Scots Makar (national poet) Liz Lochhead has teamed up with saxophonist Steve Kettley for this nostalgic selection of her favourite poems from a 50-year career.
This fast-paced piece of Wild West-inspired physical theatre is an innovative and extremely entertaining romp, including gorgeous girls in voluminous outfits and suave men with ela…
Luke Wright is a veteran Fringe performer and one of the UK’s leading spoken-word artists.
Die-hard fans of classic BBC Sitcom Dad’s Army will particularly enjoy this panel discussion, Q&A and selection of nostalgic clips from Ian Lavender, aka Private Pike, and fellow…
Show your Hope is a mobile art exhibition by Dutch storyteller Mr Martin who has been travelling all over the world with a van full of paintings since 2003.
Poet Steve Larkin presents a reimagined version of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
Valiant is an hour of verbatim stories from women who have experienced war, adapted from the book Valiant War and Exile by Sally Hayton-Keeva who collected interviews from women ac…
Shift is a collective of poets that includes Rachel Amey, Bram Gieben, Harry Giles, Jenny Lindsay, Ali Maloney, Rachel McCrum and Sam Small.
Double act Flossy and Boo present their curiosity shop, a magical hour of stories inspired by an eclectic collection of novelty objects in their mobile cart.
Set in the Spanish war, The Night Watch is a gripping period drama.
Waking Beauty is a new take on the traditional fairy story of Sleeping Beauty set in a re-purposed circular room papered with stencils and pasted pages of old books, fairy lights, …
Ayckbourn fans will love this comedy of manners from Durham University’s Fourth Wall Theatre.
The life and work of classic children’s author Beatrix Potter is given a sweet folk musical twist in this fun ensemble piece.
Disorder is a play about mental illness that attempts to portray the realities of living with bipolar disorder, as well as the long term effects of the condition, not only on the s…
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