We are on the border between England and Scotland, life and death, fluid and solid.
Caroline Horton enters laden with suitcases against a pastel French tricolour.
Dutch jazz punk veterans The Ex, have been going for thirty-five years.
The Gospel of John is the most interesting of all the New Testament gospels.
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.
The room smells of Deep Heat.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation is given a shaky new lease of life in this parody adventure by Tobacco Tea.
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.
Todd and Kali are a young couple.
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.
In April 1968, Martin Luther King Jr went to Memphis.
Emily Johnson and Maeve Bell are a double act from Ireland.
A charming, witty and engaging show, Writing is an exploration of just that - the process of writing, as seen from a child’s perspective.
Sachli Gholamalizad moved from Iran to Belgium when she was five.
As any GCSE maths student will tell you, a prime number is one that has only two factors: one and itself.
A hotel room in Vienna, 1950.
Ashley (Ellice Stevens) has just moved to a new town.
Six passengers travel on the tube from Stratford to Ealing Broadway.
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.
Macbeth gets the prequel it never needed in Chiaroscuro’s portrait of the thane as a young warrior.
A gallery space with assorted artworks: chainsaw, feathered headdress, a map of the world.
In 1942, a girl traded some food for a Persian bear cub.
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.
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.
Mitch (Eric Sigmundsson) loves movies.
Franz Kafka’s short story A Report to an Academy takes the form of an informative lecture given by an ape called Red Peter.
Rose’s earliest memory is a ruined birthday party at the age of eighteen.
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.
A crucifix, a menorah, the smell of incense.
Archimedes (Alexander Wilson) is interested in scopophilia, pleasure derived from looking.
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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…
When their estranged father dies, twins Nicky and Jake reunite to execute his will.
Georg Büchner’s fragmented masterpiece Woyzeck has always attracted experimentation, from one-man shows to
Punchdrunk’s latest, The Drowned Man.
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.
Putting on Sea Wall at the Fringe is a bold move.
Anni Dafydd emerges onto the stage wearing layers of mismatched
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…
A soldier sits in an anonymous
Aberdeen’s Literal Lines bring their confused and incoherent sketch show to Edinburgh for the first time.
Chicago’s Forks & Hope Ensemble brings Lewis Carroll’s
famous nonsensical poem to magical life in this youthful and ebullient adaptation.
Bringing a show to the Fringe is a daunting prospect even for established theatre companies.
Boy meets girl.
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.
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…
In the mid-19th Century, Madeleine Smith was accused of poisoning her lover, Pierre Emile L’Angelier.
Every evening, the understated sacred space of St.
Plunge Theatre’s Edinburgh debut unflinchingly explores 21st century femininity in this confrontational piece of modern feminism in which three women explore perceptions of…
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…
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 …
In 1964, a young bride is
discovered standing on a high window ledge at her own wedding reception.
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…
There is only one way that Gavin
Robertson can possibly start Bond!, his one-man parody of Ian Fleming’s greatest
Sometimes less is more.
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…
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.
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.
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…
In 1912, Captain Georgy Brusilov sailed to the Arctic.
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…
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