Borderlands

Borderlands

We are on the border between England and Scotland, life and death, fluid and solid. 

The Ex

The Ex

Dutch jazz punk veterans The Ex, have been going for thirty-five years. 

You're Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy

You're Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy

Caroline Horton enters laden with suitcases against a pastel French tricolour. 

Woolly Eyed Turtle 3D

Woolly Eyed Turtle 3D

Emily Johnson and Maeve Bell are a double act from Ireland. 

To Sleep To Dream

To Sleep To Dream

To dream or not to dream? For the residents of Lhaytar, the only remaining city on an otherwise flooded Earth, the answer is definitively the latter. 

Quiet Violence

Quiet Violence

The room smells of Deep Heat. 

Darkness Falls – John's Gospel

Darkness Falls – John's Gospel

The Gospel of John is the most interesting of all the New Testament gospels. 

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation is given a shaky new lease of life in this parody adventure by Tobacco Tea. 

The Remnants: Threadbare

The Remnants: Threadbare

Archimedes (Alexander Wilson) is interested in scopophilia, pleasure derived from looking. 

Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams

Rose’s earliest memory is a ruined birthday party at the age of eighteen. 

ErictheFred

ErictheFred

An ambitious clown show from veteran performer Chris Lynam, ErictheFred never quite lives up to its multimedia promise despite some impressive and funny moments along the way. 

The Pie-Eyed Piper of Hamilton

The Pie-Eyed Piper of Hamilton

Pantomime is not just for Christmas, according to Òran Mór, whose take on the genre is a wonderfully satirical look at the corridors of power. 

Stockholm

Stockholm

Todd and Kali are a young couple. 

The Remnants: As Thyself

The Remnants: As Thyself

A short and beguiling piece of theatre, As Thyself is presented here as the first part in a conceptual series of plays by Isla van Tricht, although it was originally a standalone p… 

Eclectically. Arranged. Poe and The Tell-Tale In Part

Eclectically. Arranged. Poe and The Tell-Tale In Part

Fusion Theatre return to Greenside with a Poe-faced and incoherent piece of physical theatre that often makes even less sense than its overwrought title. 

The Mountain Top

The Mountain Top

In April 1968, Martin Luther King Jr went to Memphis. 

On Track

On Track

A gallery space with assorted artworks: chainsaw, feathered headdress, a map of the world. 

Wojtek: The Happy Warrior

Wojtek: The Happy Warrior

In 1942, a girl traded some food for a Persian bear cub. 

Fiesta de los Muertos

Fiesta de los Muertos

It’s one of the very few natural certainties that as we begin, so we must end – everything that lives, one day, has to die. 

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Ashley (Ellice Stevens) has just moved to a new town. 

PAN

PAN

PAN, the Korean word for festival, is a showcase of traditional dance and drumming and forms an eye-opening if not always compelling introduction to the country’s performance. 

Twin Primes

Twin Primes

As any GCSE maths student will tell you, a prime number is one that has only two factors: one and itself. 

Writing

Writing

A charming, witty and engaging show, Writing is an exploration of just that - the process of writing, as seen from a child’s perspective. 

Talking with Angels: Budapest, 1943

Talking with Angels: Budapest, 1943

A crucifix, a menorah, the smell of incense. 

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

Six passengers travel on the tube from Stratford to Ealing Broadway. 

The Communist Threat

The Communist Threat

A hotel room in Vienna, 1950. 

Traces

Traces

Traces has been amazing audiences around the world for nigh on a decade; it is a testament to the visual and theatrical power of the show that it’s lasted as long as it has. 

Incarnadine

Incarnadine

Macbeth gets the prequel it never needed in Chiaroscuro’s portrait of the thane as a young warrior. 

Munch

Munch

Thanks to E. 

Mitch’s Movie Pitches

Mitch’s Movie Pitches

Mitch (Eric Sigmundsson) loves movies. 

Kafka's Ape

Kafka's Ape

Franz Kafka’s short story A Report to an Academy takes the form of an informative lecture given by an ape called Red Peter. 

A Reason to Talk

A Reason to Talk

Sachli Gholamalizad moved from Iran to Belgium when she was five. 

Scattered

Scattered

When their estranged father dies, twins Nicky and Jake reunite to execute his will. 

This Wide Night

This Wide Night

Chloë Moss’ 2008 play about two women reunited after getting out of prison is confidently revived by SUDS in Eliza Gearty and Tom Herbert’s searing production. 

(Un)tied

(Un)tied

Georg Büchner’s fragmented masterpiece Woyzeck has always attracted experimentation, from one-man shows to Punchdrunk’s latest, The Drowned Man. 

Amy K

Amy K

The expectations and contradictions of the modern world are explored in Deborah Gibbs’ well-meaning but heavy-handed production inspired by Franz Kafka’s The Trial. 

Why Is Life Like Sparrows?

Why Is Life Like Sparrows?

Anni Dafydd emerges onto the stage wearing layers of mismatched technicolour clothes. 

A World Beyond Man

A World Beyond Man

In 1912, Captain Georgy Brusilov sailed to the Arctic. 

The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark

Chicago’s Forks & Hope Ensemble brings Lewis Carroll’s famous nonsensical poem to magical life in this youthful and ebullient adaptation. 

Private View

Private View

 Plunge Theatre’s Edinburgh debut unflinchingly explores 21st century femininity in this confrontational piece of modern feminism in which three women explore perceptions of… 

Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight

Aberdeen’s Literal Lines bring their confused and incoherent sketch show to Edinburgh for the first time. 

Bond!

Bond!

There is only one way that Gavin Robertson can possibly start Bond!, his one-man parody of Ian Fleming’s greatest creation. 

Actors

Actors

There’s an hour to go before an amateur production of Hamlet – the star of the show still hasn’t turned up, the rest of the cast hate each other and the director’s an egoma… 

Seawall

Seawall

Putting on Sea Wall at the Fringe is a bold move. 

The Boy in Blue

The Boy in Blue

Bringing a show to the Fringe is a daunting prospect even for established theatre companies. 

The Constant Soldier

The Constant Soldier

A soldier sits in an anonymous room. 

My Luxurious 50 Square Feet Life

My Luxurious 50 Square Feet Life

In Hong Kong, thousands of people – poor families, students, white-collar workers – live in dystopian-sounding “sub-divided units” that sometimes only amount to 50 square f… 

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

Every evening, the understated sacred space of St. 

Landscape with Skiproads

Landscape with Skiproads

What happens when the past collides with the present? If the philosophical is made tangible, does it still have the power to transform? And can myths ever hold any relevance to our… 

Stackard Banks is Self-Discovered

Stackard Banks is Self-Discovered

An Amazonian tribe, a German arch-nemesis and The Bourne Ultimatum are just three of the things on the mind of world-renowned adventurer Stackard Banks, played with much gusto … 

Hamlet

Hamlet

New theatre company Gin & Tonic makes an assured debut with an abridged version of Hamlet that breathlessly energises Shakespeare’s masterpiece with a confidence not often seen i… 

Enigma - Emmy Goering (Hitler's Diva)

Enigma - Emmy Goering (Hitler's Diva)

Never has pre-show music been better selected: upon entering the second theatre space at Surgeon’s Hall we are greeted with a single mournful violin battling against heavy acoust… 

The Rose of Jericho

The Rose of Jericho

In a bare room, ex-soldier Danny (Kevin Hely) tells his life story: a troubled childhood, new beginnings in London and the horrors of Kosovo and Iraq. 

I Promise I Shall Not Play Billiards

I Promise I Shall Not Play Billiards

In the mid-19th Century, Madeleine Smith was accused of poisoning her lover, Pierre Emile L’Angelier. 

Red Tap/Blue Tiger

Red Tap/Blue Tiger

A taut piece of modern drama about broken homes and broken lives, Red Tap/Blue Tiger marks Richard Vincent’s successful return to theatre and sees the emergence of exciting young… 

The Quant

The Quant

The world of high-level economics is no less mystifying after this one-man show by Jamie Griffiths, but he does at least shed some light on the individuals caught up in the financi… 

Watching Windows

Watching Windows

In 1964, a young bride is discovered standing on a high window ledge at her own wedding reception. 

God Is in My Typewriter

God Is in My Typewriter

Anna-Mari Laulumaa’s one-woman show about the life of troubled poet Anne Sexton is as uncompromising and uncomfortable as Sexton’s work itself. 

Gordon

Gordon

Sometimes less is more.