Clouds

Clouds

A meteorologist of the divine tells how weather came to be; meet snow foxes, crab women, beings made of light and trees, a girl trapped in a foggy globe, and more. Worlds unravel through storytelling, soundscape, music and physical theatre. 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

The tale of Jim Hawkins and his encounter with the formidable pirate Long John Silver and the hunt for treasure, featuring pirates, sea shanties, swashbuckling fights and a parrot! Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's original book by Karen Benjamin and workshopped with drama and performing arts students from the University... 

Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets

Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets

Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets is an improvised magical story in the style of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named-For-Copyright-Reasons. Come with us as we play an entirely new chapter of wizarding history, with new heroes and villains... 

A Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales, Too

A Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales, Too

Come find yourself in the woods again amongst shadow puppetry, masks and magic in A Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales, Too. Based on the sold-out production of A Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales and created and performed by the women of Transforum Theatre... 

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

With recent workshops around the world, this delightful new musical by California composer Tim Nelson is now at the Fringe! Alice’s magical, musical journey with a true Broadway flair follows the well-known stories of Lewis Carroll with fun and energetic music and dialogue... 

Lost Lore

Lost Lore

Lost Lore is a production by new company Lost Tail Theatre. Hailing from the heart of Dorset and trained in Cornwall, Lost Tail explore exciting ways to bring the magic of Celtic folklore to new audiences... 

How to Spot an Alien

How to Spot an Alien

How to Spot an Alien might seem like an obscure skillset for 21st century children, but for Jelly and Jonjo, the two protagonists of Paines Plough’s annual offering for young audiences, it becomes a matter of life and death... 

Fishermans Tail

Fishermans Tail

Fishermans Tail is a hearty, all age, actor-musician musical about four humble fishermen whose everyday lives are blown out of the water when they are caught up in the whirlwind of Jesus\\\\\\\' life and miracles. 

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang navigate the joys and pitfalls of childhood. Humorous, full of fun and fabulous musical numbers.  

Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales

Carol Ann Duffy's lyrical and heartwarming adaptations of classic tales brought magically to life by a vibrantly talented young all-female cast. Tales both familiar and strange are wound together with music and dance, pathos and pandemonium... 

The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe is a place where children over time have felt safe to share secrets and find solace for the struggles – some different and some the same across the ages. The play delves into history by exploring how the characters deal with dramatic events from 1400 to present day, including child labour, slavery, the plague, wars and exploitation... 

Shouty Arthur!

Shouty Arthur!

Arthur is on a shouty adventure! With funny songs and exciting puppetry, Arthur learns how to be himself (and find the right time for shouting!). Based on the much-loved children's book by Angie Morgan and adapted for the stage by Chris Walker... 

Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie – On the Farm

Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie – On the Farm

Amy and Clare are joining Old Macdonald and all his friends for a boogie down on the Farm. Dingle-dangle with the scarecrows and hop with the bunnies as we take a trip on the tractor to meet all the farmyard animals. 

Little Shakespeare

Little Shakespeare

Two of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes fantastically performed by the 15 to 20-year-old children from two of China’s schools, Shanghai International Studies University and Foreign Language School, attached to Sichuan International Studies University, well known for their high standard of education and passion for theatre... 

Chinese Children's Art Exhibition

Chinese Children's Art Exhibition

A truly unique exhibition inspired by the historic Silk Road connecting East and West, featuring an array of paintings by 200 talented children and young people from over 20 Chinese cities. 

Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids!

Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids!

Kafka for kids? Karter thinks it's a brilliant idea. Kat just wants to have fun! And Karl wants a kebab... but someone very strange and very, very important has arrived to shut everything down... 

Afternoon Family Underground Ghost Tour

Afternoon Family Underground Ghost Tour

Be led by a gruesome character from Edinburgh’s dark past around historic closes and wynds, then take a visit down into our underground vaults. Your guide will delight, entertain and horrify you with stories of ghosts, torture and witchcraft, all with the odd bad joke thrown in from time to time... 

Blue Scar

Blue Scar

Hip hop dance tale from the proud past of the South Wales valleys. Avant Cymru, present a family-friendly hip hop dance show, inspired by childhood memories from the 1970s and 1980s... 

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

See the extraordinary world of the Fringe through the eyes of schoolchildren from across Scotland at this free exhibition of entries in the 2018 Fringe Schools Poster Competition, including the original artwork of the official 2018 Fringe posters. 

Nutty Noah – Wear Your Pants With Pride

Nutty Noah – Wear Your Pants With Pride

Grab a seat, hold on tight and have as much fun as your kids. Finally making his Fringe debut after selling-out venues including Komedia, Bristol's Tobacco Factory and the Tropicana (Dismaland)... 

JJ and the Dancing Stick

JJ and the Dancing Stick

JJ dances to create illusions with magic stick levitations. Three different dancing sticks with short and long strings and lights. They rise, fall and float. Be amazed. 

The Soldier and Death

The Soldier and Death

A soldier's kindness wins him mysterious gifts, but he soon learns that good fortune can lead to great loss. Based on Russian folklore, this twisting, turning tale of heroes and demons is suitable for all ages. 

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

From the team behind Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs comes a brand new adaptation of David Walliam’s children’s book The First Hippo on the Moon. The ensemble of Les Petits has produced an entertaining, if formulaic, show for children... 

Li Yuan Fei Ge (The Song In Pear Orchard) and Hua Mulan

Li Yuan Fei Ge (The Song In Pear Orchard) and Hua Mulan

Forthright and sincere, Mulan is the first-born daughter to her family. When the invading Hun (Xiongnu) begin attacking China, the Imperial Court plans to recruit every strong man into its army... 

Annie

Annie

Captivate Theatre’s cast of fresh-faced talent do not disappoint in this adaptation of Annie. This classic heart-warming tale of a precocious young orphan is a family favourite. Captivate Theatre only add charm... 

Just William's Luck

Just William's Luck

Adapting well-loved source material can be a tricky art, but Shedload Theatre have managed to maintain the essence of Richmal Crompton’s Just William stories in this riotous hour of slick and clever theatre that will appeal to children and adults alike... 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for a fifth year, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children's entertainment. Hosted by Bec Hill, full line up at forthone.com 

Little Shakespeare

Little Shakespeare

Two of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes fantastically performed by the nine to 16-year-old children from two of China’s schools, Chongqing Foreign Language School and Chongqing Renmin Primary School, well known for their high standard of education and passion for theatre... 

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Zoo

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Zoo

Following successful sell-out shows in previous years Jo Jingles is back for more fringe fun. This year's theme is a visit to the zoo, so join Big Jo and the team as we all enjoy a fun adventure! We have musical instruments to play and fun props too, with lively animal action songs guaranteed!  

The I Hate Children Children's Show

The I Hate Children Children's Show

Magician Paul Nathan returns to Edinburgh once more with The I Hate Children Children's Show for an hour of interactive magic, name-calling and the occasional glass of champagne.The show has been a staple of the Edinburgh Fringe for many years and it’s clear to see why... 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling's classic jungle tale is a blend of fear, wonderment, danger and discovery, brought to life by this talented youth group. Taking the action into the urban jungle, this is a show worth seeing; a tropical cocktail shaken and stirred with heart-stopping surprises... 

Brick City – The Backstage Tour!

Brick City – The Backstage Tour!

LEGO artist Warren Elsmore is based in Edinburgh but his studio isn’t open to the public – until now! Come backstage, see their special festival studio, fantastic LEGO sculptures and marvel at an amazing LEGO diorama that they built live throughout the whole month of August! And yes, they do get to build LEGO – for a living! 

Smashing Shakespeare

Smashing Shakespeare

Musical comedy versions of Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. Two hugely entertaining, fast, smart adaptations that brilliantly weave the Bard's words with wickedly witty songs and fast-paced storytelling! Performed by the talented cast of Captivate Theatre's Summer School, Smashing Shakespeare is fun for all ages... 

Storyteller

Storyteller

When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold their future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for the Storyteller... 

Oliver!

Oliver!

Captivate Theatre brings Lionel Bart's timeless musical to life. With its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, Oliver! remains one of the most loved British musicals, featuring some of the most iconic characters ever written... 

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

See the extraordinary world of the Fringe through the eyes of schoolchildren from across Scotland at this free exhibition of entries in the 2017 Fringe Schools Poster Competition. Featuring the three winning designs that made it onto the cover of the 70th anniversary Fringe Programme, plus our Creative Stars Award winners and shortlisted entries from 14 regions across Scotland... 

The Girl with the Hurricane Hands (and Other Short Tales of Woe)

The Girl with the Hurricane Hands (and Other Short Tales of Woe)

Each of the short – but far from woeful – tales in this half-hour collection (from Bristol University and National Youth Theatre) have concepts that could be summed up in one line: a girl whose eyes are celestial telescopes; a boy who turns out to be a humanoid tea-bag; another boy who is half-sofa... 

Get Creative With Technology

Get Creative With Technology

Would you like to get hands on with some of the latest digital technologies? From Microbit to Minecraft, Mindstorms to Makey Makey, this hour-long session will give you the opportunity to explore these hands on activities... 

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London!

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London!

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London is a 45 minute, 100 miles per hour show for kids! Two storytellers will transport the children back to 1666 smoggy, grotty London, where the most famous fire in history began! Come with us on an adventure ride of the imagination, come laugh with us, sing with us and help us save London! This production is adapted from the children's book You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London published by The Salariya Book Company. 

Little Soldier Zhang Ga

Little Soldier Zhang Ga

From the puppetry director of War Horse China, Liu Xiaoyi, comes an uplifting tale of one boy’s solidarity and spirit in the face of conflict. Set in northern China during World War II and co-written by Guo Yan, Chinese director of 2015 Edinburgh International Festival’s Dragon, Little Soldier Zhang Ga is a heart-warming story inventively told using both puppets and actors... 

As You Like It

As You Like It

As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s late plays, which celebrates love in the real world and views freedom in a vulnerable place, exposing the naked nature of desire and love and discovering human nature through the love between men and women, palace life and the Adam forest... 

Brundibar

Brundibar

Brundibar is an opera for children performed by children. Written in 1939 by Jewish/Czech composer, Hans Krasa, from within concentration camp, Theresienstadt. It is a rich piece of history told through the eyes of brother and sister, Annika and Pepicek as they journey into town to buy milk for their sick mother... 

The Girl Who Touched the Stars

The Girl Who Touched the Stars

April and Ella’s entire world is changing and there is nothing they can do to stop it. To escape the realities of life, the two sisters use their imagination to create some new friends... 

Build Your Own Interactive Device! (Intermediate)

Build Your Own Interactive Device! (Intermediate)

Using the Microbit device and Microsoft Blocks you will learn to code the Microbit to run a number of games and projects. You could decide to make the your own Magic 8 game, Rock, Paper, Scissors or Love-o-meter and many other projects... 

Make Your Own Wearable (Advanced)

Make Your Own Wearable (Advanced)

Do you have a cool idea for a new wearable device? Could you be a great inventor? Then this is a great workshop for you. Using the BBC Microbit device you will design, code, make and test your own wearable device... 

Getting Started With the Micro:bit (Beginner)

Getting Started With the Micro:bit (Beginner)

Get hands on with Microsoft Blocks. This practical session is an introduction to using the BBC Microbit. You will learn how to code the Microbit and learn how to make your own emoji communication device! You can expect: a hands-on experience; to learn how to programme a message on the Micro:bit; to learn to use Block Editor software... 

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London!

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London!

You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London is a 45 minute, 100 miles per hour show for kids! Two storytellers will transport the children back to 1666 smoggy, grotty London, where the most famous fire in history began! Come with us on an adventure ride of the imagination, come laugh with us, sing with us and help us save London! This production is adapted from the children's book You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Great Fire of London published by The Salariya Book Company. 

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

David Corkhill conducts the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble in Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and his own St Francis. This concert is a wonderful introduction to classical music with vivid storytelling and wonderful music. 

Class Clowns

Class Clowns

The only comedy newcomer competition for high school students at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Pioneered by Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Class Clowns lands on Scottish soil to unearth the best in home-grown talent... 

Minecraft Mission (Advanced)

Minecraft Mission (Advanced)

Build your dream amusement park, with games, rides and stalls. Use your advanced Minecraft skills to build a scary roller-coaster or a towering ferris wheel with great views. You can expect: a hands-on experience to develop your Minecraft knowledge and ideas; to create a how-to guide for Minecraft through creating a walkthrough; to record and edit your voice and lay over your walkthrough... 

Making Minecraft Walkthroughs (Intermediate)

Making Minecraft Walkthroughs (Intermediate)

Could you be the next big Youtuber like Stampie Cat? Do you love to vlog? Build your dream world in Minecraft and walk us through it giving us hints and tips on improving Minecraft skills... 

Getting Started With Minecraft (Beginner)

Getting Started With Minecraft (Beginner)

Do you like to design and make things? Do you have a creative imagination? Could you combine your ideas in a virtual Minecraft world? This practical session is a taster into creating and building your own environment in Minecraft... 

Why Harry Potter Matters

Why Harry Potter Matters

Considering the Harry Potter phenomenon and other fantasy works, we will be mounting a defence of fantasy! It’s time to acknowledge the explosion of fantastical works in the 20th and 21st centuries; its importance to readers, viewers and culture alike, and why you ignore this genre at your peril... 

Ribbet Ribbet Croak

Ribbet Ribbet Croak

Ribbet Ribbet Croak is a gentle and successful piece of theatre for younger children, as well as being very suitable for PMLD and ASD family groups.The story is simple. Grandpa Frog and Grandma Frog leave the pond to plan a surprise for their little Grandfrogs... 

South West Camerata from Corelli to Copland

South West Camerata from Corelli to Copland

South West Camerata, an outstanding youth string ensemble from the south west, return to the Fringe for their fourth visit. Since formation in 2005, 43 alumni have progressed to music and arts related subjects at conservatoire and university... 

Alice

Alice

Fresh out of a critically-acclaimed run in Cambridge, a highly talented troupe of student dancers and performers bring you a contemporary circus interpretation of the family classic Alice in Wonderland... 

Build a Virtual World Using Kodu (Intermediate)

Build a Virtual World Using Kodu (Intermediate)

Bring a 3D fish tank to life by making all of the creatures in your tank interact with each other. An interactive workshop where you will design and code your own 3D virtual world. You can expect: a hands-on experience; to learn how to build and programme your own virtual world; to learn to use Kodu software... 

Act Your Age! (Not Your Shoe Size!)

Act Your Age! (Not Your Shoe Size!)

Forty five minutes of fun-stuffed, giggle-riddled, family friendly silliness with Fringe veterans Ian Billings and Chris White. Poetry! Cartoons! Silliness but no cheese! Enjoy a relaxing show with two global super poets! 

Game For the Next Generation (Advanced)

Game For the Next Generation (Advanced)

Do you love gaming? Here is an opportunity for you to design and build your very own game for the next generation. Using basic coding build a game concept that you think would sell! You can expect: a hands-on experience; to learn how to build and programme your own virtual world; learn to use Kodu software; support and guidance to use technology to make a 3D computer game... 

Getting Started With Kodu (Beginner)

Getting Started With Kodu (Beginner)

Do you like computer games? Do you have a creative imagination? Then this is the workshop for you. This practical session is a taster into creating and building your own 3D games using Kodu... 

Into the Shadows of Shakespeare – Free

Into the Shadows of Shakespeare – Free

The Tempest, retold by children whose first language isn’t even English. Into the Shadows of Shakespeare is a short performance of Shakespeare’s much-loved final play, with the addition of a frame story about Chloe, a young girl with a crush, and her disapproving mother... 

The Man Who Knows Everything

The Man Who Knows Everything

It’s pretty clear what kind of show we’re about to see when – as it becomes obvious that there isn’t actually a sufficient number of seats for all of the audience that’s turned up – an additional seat suddenly appears from behind the black curtain, with an expressive, otherwise disembodied hand pointing at it and giving a thumbs up... 

The Little Sweep

The Little Sweep

One of the primary aims of The Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten, an opera for children, is to demystify the genre to a younger generation. With a child friendly story and brief explanation of what we mean when we talk about opera, this seems like quite a good fit for Norfolk YMT on face value... 

Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

Grace has a fairy tale life; she has the perfect job and the perfect house in a perfect city. There's just one problem – she's completely in love with her oblivious roommate. When Grace inherits a magical, mischievous clock, her life is turned upside down and she begins to realise exactly what she's been missing... 

Meet Milo

Meet Milo

Milo is the newest Lego robot. It is your job to build Milo, to bring him to life and then you will have to teach Milo how to move and even talk to you! This is a practical hands-on session where you will be building Milo using Lego and touching on some basic programming... 

Lego Builds With WeDo 2.0

Lego Builds With WeDo 2.0

This session will guide you to use the latest Lego technology, WeDo 2.0 to build and programme your own creative project. You will construct, debug and test your robots and machines and then share your builds with the rest of the workshop participants... 

Solving Science

Solving Science

This session is all about following a guided project where you will solve a real world science problem using Lego bricks and programming software. Build, debug and test your robots and machines to see if you have successfully solved the science problem... 

Into the Woods Jr

Into the Woods Jr

Though the second act is cut completely, half the first act also cut and music transposed into keys more accessible to younger voices, Into The Woods is still a sophisticated show for kids to tackle... 

Along the Silk Road: Haunting Uyghur Melodies

Along the Silk Road: Haunting Uyghur Melodies

The Silk Road’s most driving and haunting folk music comes from Altai, the mountain crossroad of cultures where China, Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan meet. The mysterious music of the talented Uyghur and Kazak people combines Middle Eastern and traditional Chinese elements... 

Daddy & Robin: Lightbulb (All Ages)

Daddy & Robin: Lightbulb (All Ages)

This is what happens when you ask a four-year-old to name the show while he's busy playing with an empty yoghurt pot. Daddy and Robin aka Cammy and Robin Sinclair are a father and toddler double act literally doing kids shows... 

Build a Robot With Lego Mindstorms

Build a Robot With Lego Mindstorms

Get involved in this creative workshop where you will create and build your own Lego Robot. This workshop session is designed to be hands-on, encourage collaborative working and to be lots of fun! You can expect: a hands-on experience; practical building and creating with Lego; to work individually and in small groups... 

Along the Silk Road: Educational Experiment in Love

Along the Silk Road: Educational Experiment in Love

This group from China’s most famous experimental school blends Chinese and European wind instruments and repertoire. The school’s slogan is ‘fostering love with love’, and its unusual methodology and outstanding results have made it famous across China... 

Programme Your Own Lego Robot

Programme Your Own Lego Robot

This practical workshop will see you use Lego software to programme a robot, You will use basic coding skills, write algorithms, learn how to debug, use variables and solve lots of problems! This workshop session is designed to be hands-on, to encourage collaborative working and to be lots of fun! You can expect: a hands-on experience; to learn how to use programming software to work individually and in small groups... 

The Robot Challenge

The Robot Challenge

In this session you will be set a Lego challenge to programme robots to complete an obstacle course. You will use Lego software to programme a robot, debug and solve problems and navigate the course in a time challenge! This workshop session is designed to be fun and hands-on, as well as to encourage collaborative working! You can expect: a hands-on experience; to learn how to use programming software; to work individually and in small groups... 

Dani Girl

Dani Girl

Trust me, Fringe magic still happens. Just when you least expect it, you stumble upon a rough little diamond of a show, lurking within the depths of an old church, even early in the day... 

Music Tricks for Trade

Music Tricks for Trade

Really? Music tricks are the only resource for this group of orphans? They’re losing hope. Awesome opportunity: a life-changing talent competition. Their street act vs trained rich kids, ugh! But there is a lesson for all. 

Peter Pan's Great Adventure

Peter Pan's Great Adventure

Fun lyrics and great musical timing manage to bring Neverland to life with a small cast and even smaller set. Providence Entertainment’s Peter Pan’s Great Adventure is an enjoyable and earnest musical adaptation of JM Barrie’s classic story of the boy who never grew up... 

Freckleface Strawberry the Musical

Freckleface Strawberry the Musical

Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realise it’s her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her lovable schoolmates, including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special. 

Little Shakespeare

Little Shakespeare

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. Shakespeare with a twist. Three of the playwright’s most famous scenes fantastically performed by the 10 to 15-year-old children from three of China’s best schools, Beijing Shijia Primary School, Chongqing Bashu Rhythm Drama Club, and Chongqing Foreign Language School, well known for their high standard of education and passion for theatre... 

Sing-a-Long-a Frozen

Sing-a-Long-a Frozen

Cinema screening of film. A full screening of Disney's Frozen, with lyrics on screen to help you sing along during the film. Our two Singalonga Princesses will guide you through this interactive screening, showing you how to use your free prop bag, warming up your singing voices and teaching you some dance moves... 

Head à Tête

Head à Tête

Two men live in a cold and barren land. They find a wonderful tree which gives them warmth, food, and shelter. They discover that they speak different languages and that their world is in danger... 

The Freckles Effect

The Freckles Effect

An exuberant family musical, ‘spreads infectious joy' (Bath Chronicle) with an exceptional youth cast, including past leads from Matilda, the 2015 junior world tap dancing champion and winner of the Musical Theatre 2015 Rose Bowl... 

Fantasy Fairytale (Advanced)

Fantasy Fairytale (Advanced)

Fairytale Land has been disrupted by a magical spell and all of the well-known fairytale characters have disappeared. Your role is to help us get these characters back to where they belong by building a fantastical story and animation to make sure the characters have a very happy ending! You can expect: a hands-on experience; practical building and creating with Lego; support and guidance to use technology to make a short film... 

Getting Started With Storystarter (Beginner)

Getting Started With Storystarter (Beginner)

Do you like to tell stories? Do you have a creative imagination? Do you love Lego? Then this is the workshop for you. This practical session is a taster into creating and building stories using Lego... 

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Two gangs comprised completely of children, square off in a 1920s rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan's gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the splurge gun. Now Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight, when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam's gang has of surviving... 

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Maurice is an amazing cat. He can think, he can talk, and he has an amazing scam going. And all he needs to pull it off is his army of intelligent rats and one stupid-looking kid. Carl Sandburg High School is proudly returning to the Fringe with this frenetic, fantastic, hysterical tale from the great Sir Terry Pratchett. 

Stop-motion Storystarter (Intermediate)

Stop-motion Storystarter (Intermediate)

Could you be the director of the next Lego Movie? Bring your stories to life using our stop-motion animation software or create a Lego comic book. Build your story in Lego and then animate it using stop-motion techniques to make your own short film... 

Taiwan Season: The Adventure of Puppets

Taiwan Season: The Adventure of Puppets

A family show guaranteed to tickle the child in all of us. Two engaging and skilfully silly actors bring to life an array of ordinary objects, conjuring a DIY universe full of raucous fun and inventive play... 

Gary Dunn’s Family Feast

Gary Dunn’s Family Feast

Gary Dunn comes to the Fringe with his one-man (one chicken) magic show! Sixty minutes of family fun and some great magic from Scotland’s No 1 comedy magician and his trusty sidekick, Colin the Mind Reading Chicken... 

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Little Red is clever, Little Red is bright, Little Red will find a way to beat you in a fight. Follow Red as she ventures through the woods on a quest to save her family bakery. But will she be distracted by the wolf in the magical forest, where nothing is as it seems? Filled with humour and packed with original music, Red Riding Hood brings a new twist to the classic tale of bravery, love, friendship and family in a show for the whole family. 

Andrew Roper – Superheroes for Kids

Andrew Roper – Superheroes for Kids

It’s the kids’ turn for some superhero fun. After the success of Superhero Secret Origins there’s now an interactive family fun comedy show that loves superheroes! Bring your capes! The adult version, Superhero Secret Origins, is all about the history of comic book heroes... 

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

See the vibrant world of the Fringe through the eyes of schoolchildren from across Scotland at this free exhibition of entries in the 2016 Fringe Schools Poster Competition, including the winning poster by twelve-year-old Ruth Mackenzie... 

The Quest for Excalibur

The Quest for Excalibur

Legend has it that King Arthur threw Excalibur into Duddingston Loch. The sword is missing! In this thrilling adventure you will travel through the beautiful gardens overlooking this loch in the search for King Arthur's enchanted sword... 

Africa – Weird and Wonderful Facts, Rhythm and Stories

Africa – Weird and Wonderful Facts, Rhythm and Stories

Africa is bursting with vibrant cultures, interesting people and weird and wonderful facts. This show is an exploration of hidden Africa which is both fun and educational. Children and grown-ups alike will be able to lose themselves in this fun-filled hour of learning the other side of the story, or what the media doesn't tell you about Africa... 

Edmund the Learned Pig

Edmund the Learned Pig

Barry Bonaparte’s Travelling Circus is in trouble. Its last surviving animals – the magician’s doves – have ended up in a pie. The memory man is repeatedly forgetting how to find his way home... 

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Peter Rabbit knows very well he’s not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, especially as it was there his father met his untimely end! But he can’t resist … and soon he and his cousin Benjamin find themselves in a whole lot of trouble! Follow all the scrapes and escapades of Peter and his naughty cousin Benjamin in Quantum Theatre’s delightful production... 

Bing Bang Bong

Bing Bang Bong

Nottingham Youth Theatre Inclusive Company have produced a pleasant show which is fun for all the family with Bing Bang Bong. We are introduced to Prince Charming, who having been kicked out of his own story, decides to make a feature in other well-known fairy tales such as Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel... 

Tommy Foggo – Superhero

Tommy Foggo – Superhero

Tommy Foggo and his cello are a superhero duo going on epic adventures, overcoming impossible odds – singing and sharing fun with friends along the way! Coffee/tea, fruit juice and muffins included afterwards... 

Chinese Art and Culture Festival

Chinese Art and Culture Festival

Edinburgh's first ever Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival featuring a traditional opera, authentic singers, a spectacular troupe of young drummers and more all set alongside a three day interactive celebration of authentic Chinese arts and culture... 

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World

This ginormous spectacle transports you back to the time where the biggest excitement for children was when the travelling circus came to town. With animals featuring as life-size marionettes, these beautiful puppets caused screeches of delight from the children as they cheered on the jovial elephant, good-looking giraffe and mighty lion... 

Class Clowns 2015: The Final

Class Clowns 2015: The Final

The first and only stand-up comedy competition for high school students at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Pioneered by Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Class Clowns lands on Scottish soil to unearth the best in home-grown talent... 

Seussical

Seussical

‘Oh the thinks you can think if you’re willing to try! Think a gink with a stink or a stair to the sky. Think of an elephant up in a tree. Think of a person too tiny to see. From the planet of Who to the smallest of small, to the jungle of Nool and the largest of all... 

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. Dressed in puff sleeved smocks, wild colourful wigs and baby doll make-up, sisters Flossy and Boo (Anja Conti and Laura Jeffs) warmly invite us into their dreamlike world, shaking hands with every member of the audience and asking everybody’s name on arrival... 

Alice

Alice

Shipley College’s Scruffy Penguin Theatre Company provides a riotously energetic rendition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland that has much to recommend as a theatrical experience, though less as a piece of storytelling... 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for a third year, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents a morning of some of the best names in children's entertainment. Hosted by Bec Hill and Tom Goodliffe. Full line up and further information visit www... 

The Soundimals Tamer

The Soundimals Tamer

Dressed in a flamboyant tamer's costume in a one metre wide circus ring, Tony Gratofski performs his taming number with the famous Soundimals. Invisible but certainly not silent, these funny creatures perform all kinds of acrobatic tricks in the spirit of classic circus animal acts under the erratic supervision of Tony... 

A Tale of Two Halves

A Tale of Two Halves

An hour of storytelling that will begin by transporting the audience around the British Isles through fairy stories provided by Taffy Thomas, first Laureate for Storytelling, and magical tunes provided by Jim Boyle, English fiddler... 

The Seuss Odyssey

The Seuss Odyssey

Not in the mood for homework? Let our narrators take you on a literary journey, and watch as Homer's Odyssey is transformed into the style of Dr Seuss. Complete with a singing Cyclops, the demise of suitors acted out with teddy bears, and the sorceress Circe serving up crew members with a side of green eggs, The Seuss Odyssey is a hilarious and speedy reimagining of the classic epic... 

Honk!

Honk!

The new musical based on one of the world’s favourite fairytales, Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. Ugly is born, of course, as a Duckling but it soon becomes clear that he is no ordinary Duck! Mocked on the farmyard, pursued by the ever-hungry cat, Ugly finds himself lost on a nearby marsh in the middle of a duck-shoot and embarks on an odyssey through the countryside, meeting a battery of colourful characters and finding himself, and love, along the way... 

Peter/Wendy

Peter/Wendy

Peter/Wendy by Jeremy Bloom takes JM Barrie's text, Happy Thoughts, movement, instrumental music, striped pajamas, creating a performance where the entire cast dances, sings, sighs, to spin the endearing, achingly beautiful story of Peter Pan... 

Animal House

Animal House

Stephen is leaving his little Steph, to go to university and refuses to give her any of his time. When she writes about him in her book and labels him a big meanie, Stephen is pulled into her imaginary world... 

The Oxford Imps

The Oxford Imps

What makes the Oxford Imps special? They stop at nothing to ensure that every audience member is having as much fun as they are. Tirelessly attacking the stage with infectious enthusiasm, these 'living legends' (ThreeWeeks) play games, sing songs, and tell stories in a variety of styles, from Broadway musicals to Bond films to Shakespeare plays... 

The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

Roll up for the most magnifical, tremendible and fantasticulous experience in town! The caravan of curiosities and its crew of mysterious misfits have arrived to entertain, amuse and beguile... 

Game On

Game On

Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe after a sold-out season in 2014. Direct from Australia, Game On examines the gaming world and one man's struggle after being sucked into Game Land... 

Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga

Adapted from a Russian folk tale, this outdoor promenade production, with singalong music and audience participation for children of all ages, tells the eternal story of of how good can overcome evil...