Elvis Hates Me!

Elvis Hates Me!

Though the name suggests this is another gimmicky Fringe production concentrating more on standing out in the bulging programme than putting something worthy onstage, Philip Stokes… 

Plastic

Plastic

Performed in the Pleasance Undergrand, 30 Bird’s multimedia production is undeniably aesthetically pleasing. 

Everyone We Know

Everyone We Know

Miranda July’s feature length film ‘Me and You and Everyone We Know’ is a beautiful and captivating meditation on the themes of love, isolation and art. 

I Think You Stink

I Think You Stink

Atmospheric is the word for this production. 

Greater Tuna

Greater Tuna

Having premiered in Edinburgh in 1988, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard’s humorously disturbing portrayal of small town America returns for its 20th anniversary. 

Transgression

Transgression

‘Turnpike’, ‘three-sixty’, ‘tailwhip’ and ‘wall ride’: these are just a few of the words that entered my vocabulary in the hour I spent watching ten talented Edinburgh yout… 

Cross-Stitching

Cross-Stitching

After a successful run at the National Student Drama Festival 2008 and working in conjunction with the Donmar Warehouse, Nottingham New Theatre present a new play by Anthony Lau th… 

We Smell Like America

We Smell Like America

When a group bills themselves as “the self-proclaimed greatest improv comedy team in America,” you have to question why they can find nobody to quote but themselves. 

The Idiot Colony

The Idiot Colony

Directed by Fringe First Award winner, Andrew Dawson, The Idiot Colony is a stylish, symbolic and sorrowful account of three women’s lives inside a mental asylum. 

Hello Dali

Hello Dali

Andrew Dallmeyer’s Fringe First Award-winning exploration into the mind of the Surrealist genius, Salvador Dali, shocks, seduces and, most of all, utterly amuses. 

Mythellaneous

Mythellaneous

This charming play, devised by New York’s Messenger Theatre Company, is a classic tale of courage, masculinity and valour, but there’s one difference: the hero is late. 

Call Me If You Feel Too Happy

Call Me If You Feel Too Happy

Based on a true story, Sophie Pelham’s one-woman show about coping with bipolar disorder is sensitively disturbing and, surprisingly, also fantastically funny. 

People Will Talk: An Improvised Play

People Will Talk: An Improvised Play

Five experienced improvisers each request an audience suggestion, ranging from an item found in an attic to anyone’s favourite chocolate bar, and on the spot create characters and… 

Apocalypse The Musical

Apocalypse The Musical

Heather Newton and Ernest Merry’s critically acclaimed 2005 Fringe hit returns to bring you more holy milk, Hellish whores and stitch-inducing laughs. 

A Broad Abroad

A Broad Abroad

This one-woman show about travelling the world to find a moment of peace tries hard but suffers from too much content and too few moments of empathy. 

The Absurdity of Vanilla

The Absurdity of Vanilla

From the moment you walk into this performance, you are greeted by anxious luxury. 

The Weepers

The Weepers

Attempting to combine physical theatre with traditional Slavic song, acclaimed Czech directors Martin Kukučka and LukᚠTrpišovský have created an enchanting performance a… 

Beginners

Beginners

Based on the Raymond Carver short story ‘What Do You Do In San Francisco?’ this is a fragmentary tale of a postman, some beatniks and a whale. 

One Night Stand: An Improvised Musical

One Night Stand: An Improvised Musical

Returning after their 2007 sell-out Fringe hit, One Night Stand are back and better than ever. 

A Guide To Sexual Misery

A Guide To Sexual Misery

Wolfgang Weinberger introduces his show as a lecture and perhaps that should have been the hint that this would be about as informative and as funny as secondary school sex-educati… 

Creation and All That Jazz

Creation and All That Jazz

Ged Mann’s apocalyptic comedy has some nice ideas and a few smile-worthy gags, but the plot is obvious and its actualisation painful. 

Histrionics

Histrionics

The seventeenth-century garb and easily believed den of Restoration iniquity that awaits a wet and windswept audience inside the Baby Belly promises an onstage Black Adder, but sad… 

Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows

Stuart Spencer’s century shifting, bed-hopping romp through American history leaves a smile but not a laugh. 

Lilly Through the Dark

Lilly Through the Dark

After the success of their show The Ordinaries. 

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

Lake Simons and John Dyer’s musical re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s much-loved tale is stylish and charming, but not quite captivating. 

The Judgment of Paris

The Judgment of Paris

New York’s acclaimed Company XIV present a gorgeous display of hedonistic excess and divine manipulation. 

Dirt

Dirt

The award-winning Christopher John Domig stars in an unsettling and highly topical play about immigration. 

Auditorium

Auditorium

Be warned, nobody is safe in the audience of Tom Crawshaw’s new play, Auditorium . 

Just Out of Reach

Just Out of Reach

A multi-talented ensemble present, through music, song and dance, the stories of Tantalus, Narcissus and Sisyphus, three men sentenced to eternal frustration for offending the gods… 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Who doesn’t want to wake up to a coffee, a croissant and five finely crafted short plays? Hangover theatre or simply one for the early-birds, The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show is … 

The Angel and the Woodcutter

The Angel and the Woodcutter

Critically acclaimed at last year’s Fringe and fresh from a successful run at the Avignon Festival, Korea’s Cho-In Theatre return with their heartbreaking movement piece. 

Extraordinary Ordinary

Extraordinary Ordinary

Office Space meets Miranda July: Little Bulb Theatre’s delightful take on the mundane nine-to-five existence combines Indy humour with quirky performance art. 

A Full Circle

A Full Circle

Fancy a stroll on a Scottish summer evening? Follow four lost city-dwellers into the park beneath Arthur’s Seat for an intimate and enchanting play about fantasy. 

Caught On Tape

Caught On Tape

The Putney Players, a US ensemble comprised of High School students who only met three weeks ago, bring an original interview-based “docu-play” to the Fringe for the fifth year. 

Mary Postgate

Mary Postgate

Jay Parini’s adaptation of Kipling’s harrowing First World War story “Mary Postgate” is stiff but visually stunning. 

Free Outgoing

Free Outgoing

Straight from The Royal Court, Anupama Chandrasekhar’s poignant drama about the impact of one girl’s sex life on the rest of India can’t help but provoke. 

Shakespeare For Breakfast

Shakespeare For Breakfast

For the seventeenth year, C theatre gives festival-goers the chance to start the day with a croissant, coffee and a boisterous but brilliant slice of the Bard. 

Ecstasy

Ecstasy

Irvine Welsh’s foul-mouthed portrayal of the drug-induced party scene makes a lewd, loud and laughter-filled transition to the stage. 

Finished With Engines

Finished With Engines

Observing a possibly cannibalistic civil insurgency ashore, two isolated sailors experience the grotesque impact of the last century’s contribution to warfare.