The Fall

The Fall

In a month where white supremacists have marched through the streets over Charlottesville in protest against the removal of a Confederate statue, there could not be a more relevant time to tell the story of #Rhodesmustfall... 

The Black Cat

The Black Cat

In The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre classic is made ironically self-aware. Poe’s original story is a first-person account from a man who is driven by alcohol and paranoia to become violent to those around him... 

Cathy

Cathy

50 years ago, Ken Loach’s TV drama, Cathy Come Home, won plaudits for its gritty and honest treatment of homelessness. Cardboard Citizens’ latest production takes inspiration from the film, exploring contemporary homelessness in the context of a failing British housing system... 

Half Breed

Half Breed

Natasha Marshall’s Half Breed is a vibrant and moving monologue about what it is like to grow up mixed race in a parochial white community. The one-woman show follows the story of Jazmin, a mixed race girl who lives with her grandmother in a in rural West Country village, where everyone around her is white... 

Woke

Woke

Woke is a searingly powerful and important one-woman performance about racism in the United States. The show brings together the stories of two different black activists, separated by half a century: Assata Shakur, a legendary member of the Black Panthers who fled the U... 

Women at War

Women at War

Women at War is an interesting piece which explores the gendered dimensions of warfare through a monologue by a female American soldier serving in Afghanistan.Constructed from interviews with female soldiers deployed during 2012-13, the show creates a fictional protagonist (Rebecca Johannsen) who signs up to the ‘Female Engagement Team’, a unit tasked with befriending Afghan women in order to gather intelligence... 

Replay

Replay

Replay is a tense and atmospheric play which deftly explores loss, trauma and determination. Written and performed by Nicola Wren, this one-woman show is thoughtful and well-executed... 

Secret Life of Humans

Secret Life of Humans

An eclectic and beautiful production – Secret Life of Humans combines a baffling diversity of genres into a single theatrical masterpiece. It’s a daring show that explores history, science and human nature in a way that is mesmerising to watch... 

Trumpus Interruptus: The Impeachment of Donald J Trump

Trumpus Interruptus: The Impeachment of Donald J Trump

A panoply of productions about Brexit, Trump and alt-right politics are gracing this year’s Edinburgh Fringe – Trumpus Interruptus is Mea Culpa Theater’s contribution to the emerging sub-genre... 

The Gun Show

The Gun Show

A thoughtful and well-realised production, this play provides a personal perspective on the debate surrounding American gun ownership. Staged in the gloomy basement auditorium of Space Triplex, The Gun Show is not to be confused with Gun Show, a devised production taking place across the road at Greenside’s Nicolson Square venue... 

The Sister

The Sister

A darkly absurd exploration of power dynamics, this latest production from Dutch Kills Theater is a thrillingly surreal family drama by playwright Eric John Meyer. The New York-based company’s play, The Sister, is a beautifully realised production that delights in its disconcerting portrayal of human relationships... 

The Nine Lives of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Nine Lives of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a French pilot, poet and writer, who is best known as the author of children’s classic The Little Prince. This new play from Vagabond Productions explores Saint-Exupéry’s life as the author reflects during his fatal final flight... 

The Wives of Others

The Wives of Others

The spaghetti-strewn finery of a New York dinner party is transformed into a scene of untold carnage in The Wives Of Others - a gleefully bloody comedy by Tom Stuchfield. As brutal as it is farcical, this original writing production is a lot fun to watch... 

Kursk

Kursk

In August 2000, a Russian nuclear-powered submarine, the K-141 Kursk, sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea following a technical malfunction, causing the deaths of all 118 people on board... 

Delphine

Delphine

Delphine is a gently comical one-woman show about about a shy and sheltered woman falling in love for the first time. The show is written and performed by Clare Rebekah Pointing, who plays the anxious and quirky Delphine as she negotiates the novelty of first love... 

Macbeth: Without Words

Macbeth: Without Words

Macbeth: Without Words is an abstract and aesthetically pleasing piece, rich in tension. In this production Edinburgh-based company Ludens Ensemble stage an interpretation ‘the Scottish play’ through a dynamic mixture of sound, lighting, projection and physical theatre... 

I'm Missing You

I'm Missing You

I’m Missing You is a gloomy, original writing production about grief, family, loyalty and obsession. When his son, Ian, goes missing Sam turns his back on everything, his daughter, his wife and his entire life, to spend twenty years searching the train station where Ian was last seen... 

Goggles

Goggles

Goggles is a simple, quirky and deeply endearing devised piece in which comedy double-act ThisEgg explore the complexities of love and friendship through that most profoundly allegorical of animals: the goldfish... 

Three Days' Time

Three Days' Time

Set in small, Irish living room - somewhere between cosy and claustrophobic - Three Days’ Time is a thoughtful domestic comedy about weird parents, leaving home and mysteriously vanishing budgies... 

Britney

Britney

Witty, lively and often heartwarming, Britney is a hilarious and hugely watchable production. The show intersperses narration and sketch-like scenes as it tells the true story of two friends, Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson, as they react and come to terms with Charly being diagnosed with a brain tumour... 

Acting Alone

Acting Alone

Acting Alone is a thoughtful, introspective piece of solo storytelling in which actor Ava Hunt reflects on the suffering of the Palestinian people and the frustration she feels at not knowing how to help... 

Nick Hall: Szgrabble!

Nick Hall: Szgrabble!

Frantic, fun and frivolous, this fast-paced one-man show is an entertaining comic thriller of Cold War intrigue and Scrabble. In this laugh-a-minute production, Nick Hall mixes mime, narration and keyboard accompaniment to create a world of surreal events and bizarre characters...