Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Comedy improvisation troupe Austentatious have been reducing erstwhile sensible audiences to fits of hysteria all over the UK since 2012. 

Skin A Cat

Skin A Cat

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. 

Underground

Underground

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… 

The Rolling Stone

The Rolling Stone

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 … 

Piaf

Piaf

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the iconic French singer Pam Gem’s 1978 musical Piaf returns to the West End. 

Through The Mill

Through The Mill

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: Greek Tragedy

George Zach: Greek Tragedy

George Zach is a Greek comedian who took this work in progress show, Greek Tragedy, to the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. 

Sarai

Sarai

Sarai, currently showing at the Arcola Theatre is a confused blend of spoken word set to music, contemporary dance and characterised monologue. 

Medea

Medea

The Almeida is in the middle of its Greeks festival presenting new versions of classical Greek tragedies. 

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s iconic opera Madame Butterfly gets a gothic makeover at this year’s Grimeborn, the Arcola’s opera season. 

Henry V

Henry V

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… 

The Night Watch

The Night Watch

Set in the Spanish war, The Night Watch is a gripping period drama. 

History of Porridge

History of Porridge

Like bagpipes, deep-fried mars bars and kilts, eating porridge is one of those ‘typically’ Scottish clichés that gets bandied about far too often. 

The Emperor of America

The Emperor of America

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… 

I, Elizabeth

I, Elizabeth

Rebecca Vaughan gives a powerful performance as Queen Elizabeth I in I, Elizabeth. 

My Friend Peter

My Friend Peter

The life and work of classic children’s author Beatrix Potter is given a sweet folk musical twist in this fun ensemble piece. 

Valiant

Valiant

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… 

Parlour Games

Parlour Games

Parlour Games is a playful piece of physical theatre inspired by silent films and gothic novels. 

Harry Baker – The Sunshine Kid

Harry Baker – The Sunshine Kid

Harry Baker is a young middle-class blonde rapper-turned-poet. 

Never Mind the Pollocks

Never Mind the Pollocks

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’. 

Asking Nicely

Asking Nicely

In her funny and articulate show, Hannah Chutzpah presents her considered and inspiring take on the complexities of power and permission. 

John Osborne - Most people aren't that happy, anyway

John Osborne - Most people aren't that happy, anyway

Radio 4 poet and author John Osbourne presents his first poetry set at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Clara Milly: Basketcase, Licensed to Help

Clara Milly: Basketcase, Licensed to Help

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. 

Up Your Game: The Downfall of a Noob

Up Your Game: The Downfall of a Noob

Dominic Berry takes us on a personal journey in his spoken word show inspired by the world of online gaming. 

Brave and Free: Traditional Tales of Scotland

Brave and Free: Traditional Tales of Scotland

There is just something about storyteller Callum Lykan. 

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

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. 

Disorder

Disorder

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… 

Scale

Scale

Scale is a spoken word piece telling the ancient Scottish legends of the Brahan Seer. 

Shift/ – A Best of Spoken Word

Shift/ – A Best of Spoken Word

Shift is a collective of poets that includes Rachel Amey, Bram Gieben, Harry Giles, Jenny Lindsay, Ali Maloney, Rachel McCrum and Sam Small. 

Don't Tell Him Pike: Part 2. More Tales from the Not So Stupid Boy...

Don't Tell Him Pike: Part 2. More Tales from the Not So Stupid Boy...

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… 

Liz Lochhead With Steve Kettley: Old Pals and Party Pieces

Liz Lochhead With Steve Kettley: Old Pals and Party Pieces

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. 

Flossy and Boo's Curiosity Shop

Flossy and Boo's Curiosity Shop

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. 

Swing By Around 8

Swing By Around 8

Ayckbourn fans will love this comedy of manners from Durham University’s Fourth Wall Theatre. 

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

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… 

Luke Wright: Stay-at-Home Dandy

Luke Wright: Stay-at-Home Dandy

Luke Wright is a veteran Fringe performer and one of the UK’s leading spoken-word artists. 

Loud Poets

Loud Poets

Loud Poets are a Scotland-based collective of poets who perform together. 

Ocean Going Idiot

Ocean Going Idiot

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. 

TES

TES

Poet Steve Larkin presents a reimagined version of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles. 

Waking Beauty

Waking Beauty

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, … 

Melody

Melody

Jemima Foxtrot is a poet and singer presenting her first Edinburgh show on the PBH Free Fringe. 

Bloodcream

Bloodcream

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… 

Show Your Hope

Show Your Hope

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.