The Snoopy Question

The Snoopy Question

What are dogs really like? Will Matt turn into a dog? In a crazy but true story, Matt Black offers joyful entertainment with surprising dog facts, excellent poems, cheap props and … 

Save The Date

Save The Date

Have you ever been at a wedding and forced to accept that today isn’t all about you? You’ve had to fake a smile and mingle with distant relatives you can’t remember the names… 

Abigail's Party

Abigail's Party

Beverly and husband Laurence are throwing a party for their newlywed neighbours, Tony and Angela. 

All My Stupid Jobs

All My Stupid Jobs

Broadway / West End veteran Timothy Quinlan exposes the humbling truth about life in musical theatre. 

The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back to celebrate the joys, absurdities and indignities of getting older. 

Judgement Day

Judgement Day

Ever thought about what you’d do if the world was going to end? Six friends living on the outskirts of London are caught up in the shenanigans that ensue when a solar flare is anno… 

What Women Want

What Women Want

Is there anything more complex than the female mind? In this 21st-century world, every action is just so difficult for people to understand! They’ve liked my photo, do they fancy m… 

Three Broads and a Piano

Three Broads and a Piano

A light-hearted afternoon of trios, duets and solos from opera and musical theatre, encompassing Mozart to Sondheim. 

Death(s) at Sea

Death(s) at Sea

A small theatre company are performing their murder mystery play, Death at Sea, but during the show, everything goes wrong. 

Graham is Not Cooperating

Graham is Not Cooperating

Son, brother and patient, Graham subsists on a full-fat diet of petty grievances and crosswords. 

Raw in 20s

Raw in 20s

A woman on the cusp of turning 30 pours over the last decade of her life. 

Match.Mom

Match.Mom

A playful, one-woman comedy about a single mum’s trials and adventures in the year 2000 at the dawn of Internet dating. 

King John

King John

King Richard the Lionheart is dead. 

Dog/Actor

Dog/Actor

As part of their 2020 UK tour, Threedumb Theatre presents two explosive and comedic short plays written by Steven Berkoff, performed back-to-back by the same one actor. 

Double Date! The Musical

Double Date! The Musical

When exes Claire and Niamh bump into each other for the first time in years while out with their current partners, they have no idea just what they’ve gotten themselves into. 

Strike!

Strike!

Sex, thugs and bowling balls. 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

IKP present a bonkers theatre adventure in this brand-new comedy adaptation of L Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 

Just Two Guys: Burgers and Fries

Just Two Guys: Burgers and Fries

Just Two Guys have arrived to bring you an experience you won’t forget! Their unique blend of acoustic rock music, comedy, and food creates the most fulfilling musical performanc… 

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

It’s 1984 and the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, is in trouble. 

Failure Studies

Failure Studies

Failure Studies is a new short play by Marco Biasioli. 

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Anarchist: noun; a person who rebels against any authority or established order. 

The Songcatcher: Folk, Flamenco and Theatre-Style Songs

The Songcatcher: Folk, Flamenco and Theatre-Style Songs

Following successful tours of Australia, the USA and the UK, English folk-acoustic duo Skinner and T’witch return to Edinburgh with a live show of original music. 

There's No Mystery in Murder!

There's No Mystery in Murder!

Murder has come to a quiet Yorkshire village where nothing ever happens. 

Melody and Her Many Men

Melody and Her Many Men

A romantic Greek comedy. 

Shrek: The Panto

Shrek: The Panto

In a world where we ignore any films past Shrek 2. 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Echoing the crossover concert styles of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical musician gone rogue. 

Nuts

Nuts

A talk show with a difference! Join George Monkey along with his primate pal, Cedric as he chats with invited guests in this unique and hilarious talk show featuring some of the be… 

Let's Try Gay

Let's Try Gay

Two friends, Jack and Phil, meet in a hotel, bringing a video camera. 

The Voodoo Rooms Cabaret

The Voodoo Rooms Cabaret

A thrilling intimate showcase sees our hilarious Master of ceremonies introduce a cast of outrageous performers including world-class comedians, astonishing magicians, cabaret croo… 

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Broken Britain, 1987, Rita and Sue; two teens hungry for adult adventure embark on a wicked journey that takes them on a very raucous ride – literally! You’ll be shocked, you may… 

The Illicit Thrill: The History of Pants Off!

The Illicit Thrill: The History of Pants Off!

Head down to the Fringe’s shadiest nightspot as The Illicit Thrill is back in the strip-teasing business. 

Fleas and Cheese: The Great Plague and Fire Show

Fleas and Cheese: The Great Plague and Fire Show

Enjoy a plaguey, fiery hour in this informative and interactive one-man show for history-loving kids. 

Self Service

Self Service

Breaking down? Worn out, but can’t find the manual? Book in for this funny, tender, toolbox talk about how to keep going. 

Frank Sanazi – The Wurst Is Yet To Come

Frank Sanazi – The Wurst Is Yet To Come

The legendary dark prince of comedy-cabaret has brought his new show to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Waiting for Hamlet

Waiting for Hamlet

Winner of the 2018 Kenneth Branagh New Drama Writing award, this comedy about a tragedy locks King Hamlet and Yorick in a battle of wits between two old fools, where only one of th… 

Elliot Bibby's Birthday Party of a Lifetime

Elliot Bibby's Birthday Party of a Lifetime

Birthdays are magical, especially when you get to celebrate several at the one party! You’re invited to travel through a lifetime of magical birthday experiences and join in the … 

Half a Dozen Jane Eyres

Half a Dozen Jane Eyres

Double Fringe First winners bring Bronte evangelists who fight and bite at West Norwood’s first-ever Jane Eyre convention (Jeremy Kyle meets Comic Con). 

Disenchanted: A Cabaret of Twisted Fairy Tales

Disenchanted: A Cabaret of Twisted Fairy Tales

Sexy and subversive, audacious and hilarious, this one-woman show puts a knife in the back of traditional fairy tales. 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in its 13th year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year’s festival. 

Trump the Musical

Trump the Musical

The Edinburgh satirical smash hit returns newly revised and updated! Election 2020. 

Craig's Magic Show

Craig's Magic Show

Using only a deck of cards and a very talented toy rabbit, magician Craig Stephenson has dazzled audiences around the world with his exemplary sleight of hand skills combined with … 

The Importance Of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

The Importance Of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

Completely sold out in 2014 and 2018. 

Beowulf: Her Story

Beowulf: Her Story

Beowulf sets out to save the Danes, redefine heroism and crack some legendary jokes along the way. 

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

Join acclaimed mystery maestros Highly Suspect for a hilarious and interactive murder mystery, which you – the audience – must solve! Featuring a fiendish plot, evidence to exa… 

Happy Ending

Happy Ending

A gay man, a straight man and a massage table… Happy Ending introduces you to a simple, perfectly professional massage therapist who goes about his day job never knowing who his … 

Amorous Tales of Shakespeare

Amorous Tales of Shakespeare

Who was Shakespeare’s true love? Anne Hathaway who seduced the young Will. 

Agonising Agony Aunts

Agonising Agony Aunts

After years of being agony aunts, they are left feeling agonised! But changing career is not easy, especially in today’s life. 

La Serva Padrona

La Serva Padrona

Opera is dying! Can David bring it back to life with his one-man production of La Serva Padrona? Comedy, cocoa and questions of consent collide in this new English version of Pergo… 

Boys in the Buff

Boys in the Buff

Diana Diamonte inspires her four boys to explore something we’re all interested in: bodies. 

North Star (or What I Listened to Instead of My Intuition)

North Star (or What I Listened to Instead of My Intuition)

Ever met someone with a great intuition for everyone but themselves? Meet Lori Hamilton. 

Happily Ever Poofter

Happily Ever Poofter

Like Disney? Like c*ck? Then you’ll love Happily Ever Poofter! Following a smash-hit UK and international tour, the untold story of a gay fairytale prince – 2019’s hottest musi… 

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband

Told through a series of flashbacks interspersed with the “Last Supper”, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband is a hilarious exploration of jealousy, humiliation, deceit and betrayal w… 

Six° with Jamie Adkins

Six° with Jamie Adkins

With only six degrees of separation, we are all connected. 

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

It’s officially the world’s most sought after tribute to the BBC’s iconic sitcom – and it’s back! Step inside and experience this comedy spectacular from the inside-out a… 

It All

It All

Cameron Cook’s debut solo show, previously performed to full houses at Soho Theatre, offers up that rare and sought-after Fringe experience – you see a show, you know next to not… 

The Greatest Magic Show

The Greatest Magic Show

Best in Fringe Kids 2019. 

Chores

Chores

Want to enjoy an hour of madcap comedy circus whilst simultaneously instilling in your kids a sense of domestic duty? Look no further – this sell-out show is back and tidying you… 

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Are you a kid? Do you like music, laughing and whack-a-doodle-noodle craziness? Grab your pet adult and join us! Direct from a UK tour and last year’s sell-out run; we’re back … 

Convenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman

Irasshaimasé! Welcome to the store! Meet Keiko. 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodland

Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodland

The remarkably funny and true story of actor Nigel Miles-Thomas putting on the first-ever Pantomime in Los Angeles in 1991. 

The Adventures of Sleepyhead

The Adventures of Sleepyhead

She’s the dreamer of dreams. 

Adrian Bliss: How to Not Go Extinct

Adrian Bliss: How to Not Go Extinct

Seeing how well it did for Greta Thunberg, a budding social media star jumps on the climate change bandwagon, inviting you to the launch of his new book, How to Not Go Extinct – … 

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Disney villain. 

The Sneeze

The Sneeze

Works by Anton Chekhov, translated and adapted by Michael Frayn. 

Attenborough and His Animals

Attenborough and His Animals

The magic of David Attenborough live! A blue whale swims through the depths. 

Ben Moor: Who Here's Lost?

Ben Moor: Who Here's Lost?

What do we make with our lives? An artist worries his work has lost its way. 

HAWK

HAWK

When a shipment containing a highly protected Sypher Corp suit goes missing in space, it’s up to John Hawk and a team of space marines to collect the asset, transport it across the… 

Now That's What I Call... Getting Brexit Done!

Now That's What I Call... Getting Brexit Done!

The perpetrators of 2019’s satirical smash hit Now That’s What I Call Brexit – ‘Searing satire’ **** (BritishTheatreGuide. 

Spike Smith: A Retrospective

Spike Smith: A Retrospective

In the midst of the comedy maelstrom, into which Edinburgh in August descends, I was privileged to enjoy an extraordinary artistic experience. 

Ask A Stripper

Ask A Stripper

This is not a 'show' in the generally accepted meaning of the word. 

A Partnership

A Partnership

Some assert that homophobia, for the most part, has been eradicated. 

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Brecht’s darkly comic play about the ascent of the moronic, childish but charismatic gangster Arturo Ui should be relevant for obvious reasons. 

YUCK Circus

YUCK Circus

This year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe sees YUCK Circus pull down the pants of the patriarchy in a bares-all, feminist romp. 

Mojo

Mojo

I’m somewhat sceptical of companies bringing classic plays to the Fringe, be it an average Hamlet or yet another Woyzeck. 

Will Gompertz: Double Art History – The Sequel

Will Gompertz: Double Art History – The Sequel

Will Gompertz feels like an old friend, not because I have ever met him, but because I have grown up with his inciteful and interesting contributions as the BBC’s arts editor. 

The 27 Club

The 27 Club

The play follows Nick: a young, successful artist struggling with his identity and mental health. 

Testament of Yootha

Testament of Yootha

Those not lucky enough to have enjoyed the naff golden years and dubious social content of 1970s and 80s television may not immediately understand the appeal of a one-woman show ab… 

Beach Body Ready

Beach Body Ready

In our current day and age with consuming media in whatever shape it may take, it’s not difficult to find an advert, article or commentary about the body and how we should look i… 

Bobby & Amy

Bobby & Amy

A new dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by Fringe First award winner Emily Jenkins. 

Karaoke Saved My Life

Karaoke Saved My Life

Scotty D, a city boy born and raised in South Detroit, will take you on a journey, showing how karaoke saved his life and how it can save yours, too. 

Superstar

Superstar

From a very young age, Nicola has been determined to prove to her four older siblings, and the world, that she is more than just a little sister. 

Lobster

Lobster

In the last years, online dating apps - and the ever-more-absurd scenarios that facilitate - have emerged as a fruitful mine of comic reflections. 

Fawlty Towers Live Themed Dinner Show

Fawlty Towers Live Themed Dinner Show

The Fawlty Towers Live Themed Dinner Show is one of two similar events happening at this year's Edinburgh Fringe; both themed dinners based on the legendary iconic 1970s sitcom… 

Un Poyo Rojo

Un Poyo Rojo

Argentinian dance music greets us as we enter the space for two-man physical theatre experience Un Poyo Rojo, but the vast majority of the show takes place in silence. 

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Shakespeare: Reloaded have reworked this classic Oscar Wilde play into something almost unrecognisable. 

Phoenix

Phoenix

Ash Phoenix dreams of being a rock star. 

Blind Date

Blind Date

Have you ever been on a Tinder date? Picture that in front of a live audience, where only one of the participants knows what’s going on. 

In Conversation with... Elaine C Smith

In Conversation with... Elaine C Smith

BAFTA-winning actor, comedian, singer, writer, independence campaigner, panto legend, feminist and socialist, Smith is rarely accused of lacking opinions. Fiercely funny and the most influential household name in Scotland… 

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

Radicalisation, disenfranchisement and the rock band Queen. 

Blockbusters

Blockbusters

A comedic dash through the big-hitters of the Bible, courtesy of the Blockbusters board and in the company of two accomplished storytellers. ‘Thou shall not miss it’ ***** (EdFringeReview… 

The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

Based on the classic 1956 short film by Albert Lamorisse, the award-winning Lucky Dog bring their brand-new show to Edinburgh Fringe. Equally charming, funny and touching, this adaptation is suitable for all the family… 

Written With Crayons

Written With Crayons

Written With Crayons by Ciara McNiff. After dealing with the sudden exit of her mother, Annie is left to fend for herself in the complexity of a world that has been flipped upside down… 

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

LIP Service brings their critically acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett’s tragicomedy Waiting for Godot to Edinburgh from Texas. Hailed as one of the masterpieces of the 20th century, Beckett’s work continues to attract and challenge companies, audiences and performers from all around the word… 

The HandleBards: Much Ado About Nothing

The HandleBards: Much Ado About Nothing

They’ve cycled 1500 miles to get to the Fringe, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes they need for their brand-new show. Join the four-strong, all-male troupe at the Treehouse for a riotous bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s famous comedy, filled with drunkenness, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty… 

Shameless Berlin Presents: Pussy Powered Protest

Shameless Berlin Presents: Pussy Powered Protest

Join us for a hedonistic hour of weird, funny and confusing entertainment direct from the seething capital of culture and queerness, Berlin. Our international artists do cabaret, comedy, music, burlesque and puppets that will make your pants wet (in a good way)… 

Accordion Fight Show

Accordion Fight Show

Strangely’s folk-punk-cabaret riot returns with new songs and shenanigans. Prepare to sing along and battle for fabulous prizes against the world’s loudest, nakedest, accordion player! See the show BroadwayBaby… 

Vulvarine: A New Musical

Vulvarine: A New Musical

Fat Rascal Theatre should be pleased with their Fringe so far. 

Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale

Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale

Melinda Hughes is a prodigious cabaret vocalist and political satirist who brings her new show Off The Scale to this year’s Fringe, backed by a wonderful three-piece band. 

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

If you’ve seen anything that A Slightly Isolated Dog has done, you’ve arguably seen all of it, and that is in no way a bad thing. 

A Womb of One's Own

A Womb of One's Own

Part party, part PSHE lesson and part coming-of-age rom-com, A Womb of One’s Own is a heartfelt love letter to women’s bodies everywhere. 

Mother and the Monster / Free Festival

Mother and the Monster / Free Festival

Charlotte was a legendary Hollywood props mistress who disappeared from public view decades ago. Now she lives in retirement, with no one to keep her company except the cleaning lady and a mysterious voice coming from her cupboard… 

Come Dine with Mr Shakespeare

Come Dine with Mr Shakespeare

Reality TV lurches onto the stage, with four familiar Shakespearean characters competing to win a thousand gold crowns. Lovesick Duke Orsino (Twelfth Night), Cordelia (King Lear’s former favourite daughter), Petruchio (tamer of small animals, such as shrews) and the nefarious Lady Macbeth each take their turn hosting a dinner party for the others… 

The Scott Walker Songbook

The Scott Walker Songbook

Scott Walker was one of popular music’s most fascinating and elusive characters. From 60s pop idol to one of the world’s most celebrated avant-garde composers, he was a huge influence on many great musicians from David Bowie to Radiohead… 

Daisy MacDade: Sugarbaby

Daisy MacDade: Sugarbaby

Daisy MacDade tells the strange-but-true story of her extraordinary experiences as an Edinburgh-based sugarbaby trying to get through university. Meet sugardaddies including the lonely Mr Porsche, the flashy Mr Starbucks and the mysterious Mr Comedian in this darkly comic and provocative show. 

The Village Fate

The Village Fate

In June 2017, one vote changed a village in middle England forever… Dividing a community in two… Let The Village Fate (yes, Fate) take you on a nostalgic journey to a little village reeling with indignation that their traditional fête has been turned upside down by a… 

Bi-Cycle

Bi-Cycle

Bi-Cycle is the low-cardio, sweat-drenched sexual awakening you never knew you needed. 

Comedy Hypnotist and Mentalist Mark Knight

Comedy Hypnotist and Mentalist Mark Knight

Mark Knight had the honour of performing to a packed-out room, clearly up for a fun Friday night of Mind Reading and Hypnosis – any Edinburgh performer’s dream scenario. 

Choose Your Own... Improv!

Choose Your Own... Improv!

What do you want to see? A marriage or a funeral? An abandoned spaceship or a creepy dungeon? A murder or a resurrection? In Choose Your Own. 

COMPOST

COMPOST

When two ex-government peons decide their next mildly illegal venture is selling bins that supposedly turn plastic into compost, they discover that Amersham has a sordid underbelly – one which does not like to be tickled… 

The Soundtrack of Life

The Soundtrack of Life

Everyone has a soundtrack to their life – from the songs that get you up on the dance floor to the ones that get you singing in your car, the songs that get you through hard times and the songs you think you know all the words to… 

Sharon Stacy Statue

Sharon Stacy Statue

This is a show about letting others and experiences steal your identity and what to do to get it back. As told by Sharon Stacy Statue. 

An Evening with Bosom Buddies

An Evening with Bosom Buddies

With their astonishing singing vocals, Brenda and Bernie attempt to perform the worlds greatest tribute to the divas show. What could possibly go wrong? Bosom Buddies have been performing all over the UK for five years… 

What Are You Wearing?

What Are You Wearing?

Our show tells the story of two women. Rose has just come out of a long-term on/off relationship and has not had to date for over ten years. From Tinder to Twitter and from selfies to dick pics, Rose is thrust into 21st-century dating and has no idea what to do… 

Heir Heads

Heir Heads

They have been dreaming of this since they were young and now the day has finally come. After the inevitable death of their great uncle, three sisters stand to inherit their family’s enormous wealth… 

Crystal Bollix presents: The Bitch Ball

Crystal Bollix presents: The Bitch Ball

Ever been called a bitch? Want to escape reality? Or simply want to have a motherf*cking good time? Welcome to the Bitch Ball. Join drag artist Crystal Bollix (and their ever-suffering pianist) as they try to discover their bitch realness in a wildly entertaining fusion of lip-sync, dance, and a lot of audience interaction… 

Jumping the Barriers

Jumping the Barriers

We tell the story of a chance meeting on a train between a wealthy young graduate and a homeless northerner, and how this dramatic mirror casts light on the inequality of our society… 

The Feminazis

The Feminazis

Tired of the lack of progress in gender equality, Sal and Libby decide to take things into their own hands in the only sensible way they can think of: by starting a terrorist organisation… 

Chris Cross: The Great Magician of the North

Chris Cross: The Great Magician of the North

Chris Cross – The tricky Geordie cheekster returns for his 14th consecutive Fringe, with his unique madcap style of multi award-winning comedy magic, escapology and cunning stunt… 

Curveball

Curveball

Man and woman meet, they fall in love and live happily ever after. 

Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man

Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man

Maggie Taylor has the ideal life as an ageing dominatrix. Her life runs like clockwork, business is booming and she relies on no one. But when purple-suited Death pops by to summon her to the afterlife, she has to persuade Death that once again, she holds the whip hand… 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

One of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies brought to you by CYD. These talented highly skilled improvisers are enjoying their fourth year at the Fringe. If there was a spirit of the Fringe, this group is it… 

The Bald Soprano

The Bald Soprano

You can see a play every day in every theatre. But you can see anti-play only from time to time and only in certain theatres. It is up to you if you want to immerse into the absurd and have some fun… 

It's That Simple

It's That Simple

At the age of five she already knew she wanted to play the cello and conquer the world with her red cello case on her back. Carly E started off playing classical music in orchestras, but ultimately didn’t see a future in it… 

Just a Number

Just a Number

David Harmer and Ray Globe recently turned 60. It’s just a number. Right? The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back to celebrate the joys, absurdities and indignities of getting older… 

Alan Ayckbourn's No Knowing

Alan Ayckbourn's No Knowing

After their sell-out success last year with three Alan Bennett plays, BCP return with one of Alan Ayckbourn’s most recent tragi-comedies. No Knowing has never been performed outside Scarborough – where it premiered to acclaim in 2016… 

Vinyl Encore

Vinyl Encore

Bruised egos and broke, two forgotten rock stars try to record the album that makes sense of their lives. This hilarious, poignant two-man show is full of laughter, tragedy and the anarchic hope that rock and roll should never die… 

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

The five-time Tony Award and seven-time Drama Desk Award-winning show now revived for 2019. This musical within a comedy is dazzling, glamorous and hilarious with all the razzamatazz of the roaring 20s… 

Liminality

Liminality

A scholar and an amnesiac find themselves on the shore of the river Styx. The play follows their bizarre attempts at crossing the river and the unlikely friendship that springs from it… 

Tuck Into Poetry – A Lite Bite of Cheese and Puns

Tuck Into Poetry – A Lite Bite of Cheese and Puns

Served with a smile and a sprinkling of humour, Suzanne brings you a portion of poetry to tickle the taste buds. 

Itinerary of an EU Migrant Worker – A Bittersweet Anglo-French Musical Comedy

Itinerary of an EU Migrant Worker – A Bittersweet Anglo-French Musical Comedy

French-born Marianne has spent most of her adult life in the UK. But then Brexit happened, and now she’s being called a ‘migrant worker’. To get over herself, she tells her story to anyone who’ll listen using all the clichés at her disposal, only interrupting her narration to sing songs in her native language in a futile attempt to break cultural boundaries… 

amendments: A Play on Words

amendments: A Play on Words

John Chesterton works in a world where political correctness is paramount. Fear of offending an increasingly sensitive populous is widespread and any language deemed inappropriate or discriminatory is strictly forbidden to the company\'s No list… 

Glockenspielsexpartybavariagoodbye

Glockenspielsexpartybavariagoodbye

An agoraphobic phone sex dominatrix goes on a whirlwind journey across the Bavarian countryside – and deep within herself – in order to rescue a friend from the claws of a mythical beast… 

Special Measures

Special Measures

A classroom comedy. With more teachers leaving the profession than ever before and the Minster for Education denying any responsibility. We take a delve into what life is like as a teacher in 2019… 

The Convoluted Adventures of Batman and Robin – An Adult Panto!

The Convoluted Adventures of Batman and Robin – An Adult Panto!

Na na na na na na na na Batman! Na na na na na na na na panto! Panto! Batman! Pantooooo! After a sell-out adult pantomime in 2018’s Fringe, WDG is back with a new not-family-friendly panto… 

Sex Ed: A Cabaret of Play

Sex Ed: A Cabaret of Play

With thrilling stories, silly games, and pervy puppets, Sex Ed is the smartest, slam-bangin’-est cabaret in town. Bring your party hat and your thinking hat and your goofy hat, and wear them all… 

And Then They Died

And Then They Died

Riddled Image have been invited to a funeral, but something quickly becomes clear when they arrive: the funeral is for one of them. Through an arresting collision of live music, storytelling and flamenco striptease, And Then They Died takes its audience along for a fast-paced, anarchic account of five friends trying to tell their last story the right way, whoever’s story it may be… 

Surveillance

Surveillance

After a hugely successful debut with their show iDENTiTY, Anomaly Theatre Company returns with three new dark comedies scrutinising the world that scrutinises us. A government organisation hacks a home security camera and ends up seeing too much… 

Ben Hur

Ben Hur

From Patrick Barlow (The 39 Steps), Ben Hur follows an amateur theatre troupe as they produce the massive tale of the fictional prince and merchant, Judah Ben-Hur. He falls to galley slave and rises to champion charioteer within Jerusalem during the life of Jesus Christ, while the actors struggle along through the piece as rivalries form and offstage romances interfere… 

Goodbye Charles – Free

Goodbye Charles – Free

‘I ate the divorce papers, Charles. I ate them with ketchup… and they were good. Gooood!’ 8 Minute Dirge presents the dark comedy and growing cult hit Goodbye Charles by American playwright Gabriel Davis… 

Alan Ayckbourn Double Bill

Alan Ayckbourn Double Bill

After their sell-out success last year with three Alan Bennett plays, BCP return with two of Ayckbourn’s short comedies performed back to back. A Cut in the Rates is a jet-black rollercoaster of intrigue with a wicked twist in the tale… 

Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding

Waking in the bridal suite on his wedding day, Bill finds a strange girl in his bed. With a post stag-night hangover he has no idea who she is or how she got there. As he panics to get her dressed and out of the way, his bride arrives trapping the girl in the bathroom… 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Florist’s assistant Seymour becomes a sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a macabre craving. He is in love with colleague Audrey so names the plant Audrey Two. Audrey Two becomes a bad tempered carnivore with a growing appetite… 

Holy Sh*t

Holy Sh*t

In a desperate last-ditch attempt to save their underfunded and dwindling church, two priests come to the conclusion that the best way they can raise funds is by selling the one resource they are in abundance of: bodies from the church graveyard… 

The Wheel of Improv: Musicals Edition!

The Wheel of Improv: Musicals Edition!

Spin that wheel! Join us for an evening of totally improvised musical comedy where you create the show. We take your suggestions for a location, title and song that must appear in our musical and write them up onto our spinning wheel of improv! Give us your craziest, wackiest and most outrageous suggestions and let the spin decide our fates! 

Noir Hamlet

Noir Hamlet

Passion, jealousy, and murder never got so many laughs! John Minigan’s new and wild reimagining of the Shakespeare classic has more twists than a gallows necktie. Hamlet is a wise-cracking private eye, his pal Horatio is now a complicated gal Friday named Rae Chio and the rotten state of Denmark is transformed into the City of Angels circa 1949… 

Stay Loyal to the Royals

Stay Loyal to the Royals

YouTube sensation, the Queen, is bringing her unique brand of Christmas messages live to the stage. Concerned about the future of the Commonwealth beyond her reign, Her Majesty The Queen has undertaken a world tour to connect with her “people” as per the advice of her trusted millennial PR team… 

Self-ish

Self-ish

Fraser Gibson spends his time shamelessly promoting himself about town as a way to make a living. But it’s time to channel his comedic efforts into something more meaningful. Drawing on his minor in Sociology and major in student debt, the debut show Self-ish is an attempt to dissolve his own self by making light of the absurdity of first world problems and the silly things we all do in modern life… 

Chic Murray: A Funny Place for a Window

Chic Murray: A Funny Place for a Window

Chic Murray was the comedian’s comedian. In a career that took him from an engineer’s apprenticeship in Kincaid’s shipyard, Greenock, to the top of the bill at the London Palladium, Chic was a complete one-off… 

How to Mend the World (With a Student Play)

How to Mend the World (With a Student Play)

This new comedy gives the audience a fly-on-the-wall view of how messy putting on a student Fringe play can be. Watch an early production meeting of the university theatre society who are attempting to put on a horribly misguided reimagined production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible… 

Mourning Overnight

Mourning Overnight

‘The worst day of our lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to us’. ‘Brothers!’ There is a knock at the door. They freeze, look at the case, then each other… A mysterious suitcase, potentially belonging to men who would stop at nothing to get it back, has fallen at the feet of Lance and Eric… 

Cadaver Synod

Cadaver Synod

The Pope makes legal history having his predecessor exhumed and put on trial. The charges seem petty but powerful forces are demanding this act of political theatre. To the Roman people it is nothing more than a sacrilegious and shallow PR stunt; one fated to backfire when the mob’s sense of propriety is ignored… 

Die or Run

Die or Run

The 1980s. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has pronounced that ‘there is no such thing as society’. Die or Run is about society and politics, self-help and anxiety, big hair and 80s disco, and looks at how our mental health has been influenced by political ideology… 

Mallets

Mallets

Mallets takes place on a prissy perfect croquet lawn in Middle England, as the most tranquil of summer afternoons is forced to pay witness to a bloodthirsty grudge match between two rival couples… 

Defying Logic

Defying Logic

We meet Lily in a therapists office in Manhattan. We learn about her dysfunctional family, and how she ended up with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Experience raw emotion, frank explanations and lots of laughs… 

The Kaye Hole

The Kaye Hole

Shabbat shalom misfits, Reuben Kaye is back in town. 

Paradise Lodge

Paradise Lodge

The framing of Paradise Lodge is odd at first. 

Les Quizérables

Les Quizérables

Les Quizérables is a fun and intimate quiz taking place in a dungeon-like cellar that entirely enhances the atmosphere. 

21 Futures by Olly Hawes

21 Futures by Olly Hawes

At the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, there is a work by the artist Robert Montgomery, a large piece of signage that declares ‘THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE’. 

Peeved with Peter E Davidson

Peeved with Peter E Davidson

Derry comedian Peter E Davidson (The Blame Game, Live at the Sunflower) is back with his third Fringe show and this time… he’s Peeved! He just can’t get to full anger… But he has a solution he wants to share with the other placidly afflicted! So join Pete for this hilarious hour of observational comedy as he nitpicks all the things that really get under people’s skin! Pete has written for BBC Radio 4, 4 Extra and BBC NI, is the MC at [email protected] Comedy Club and is not the more successful American Pete Davidson. 

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Ellie is living on her own in London, away from Mum in Leeds for the very first time. 

The Rude Awakening: Sex, Shame and Liberation

The Rude Awakening: Sex, Shame and Liberation

Amber Topaz, the inaugural Miss Burlesque UK, brings Edinburgh Fringe a burlesqueless theatrical cabaret experience that is personal, informative, and inclusive. 

The Rebirth of Meadow Rain

The Rebirth of Meadow Rain

Trauma is never an easy thing to talk about. 

Shakespeare Up Late!

Shakespeare Up Late!

This 50-minute adaptation of Hamlet is one for Shakespeare lovers with short attention spans. 

Vinyl Encore

Vinyl Encore

AW King and Paul Vitty have written an entertaining and poignant theatre piece, enhanced with live music, which digs under the skin of a rock star’s ego and internal drive, as tw… 

Not Quite

Not Quite

It’s a secret epidemic, one that affects every new generation of young people. 

Men Chase Women Choose

Men Chase Women Choose

A riotous romp through the history of the female body, the patriarchy and the bad science behind the titular gender myth. 

Electric

Electric

Two young women from different sides of Dublin city attending the same festival meet in the girls' toilets (always the best place to make new friends) and strike up a connectio… 

Letter to Boddah
BOBBY WINNER

Letter to Boddah

“Will they or won’t they go through with it?” That is the consuming question that hovers for an hour over Letter to Boddah, written and directed by Sarah Nelson and performed… 

Buzzing

Buzzing

Buzzing is the story of Julie, a 50-something recent divorcee who is wanting to discover herself and “find meaning”. 

Frank Sanazi – Ocean's Nein

Frank Sanazi – Ocean's Nein

With a blast of Darth Vader’s Imperial March, the tone is set before Pete Cunningham’s highly celebrated alter ego, the cult smash and ‘King of Dark Cabaret’, Frank Sanazi … 

Chris Read: Little Man

Chris Read: Little Man

Chris Read is a talented singer-songwriter performing his debut solo hour at the Fringe this year. 

Boar

Boar

Stage mist and ethereal warfare sounds are the backdrop to this wonderful hour of bloodthirsty battle and adventure, with a cast of thousands resonating through the medium of Lewis… 

Alex Hodgson’s Half Past Seven Show

Alex Hodgson’s Half Past Seven Show

Alex Hodgson’s Half Past Seven Show gives a muckle tip of his bunnet to some of Scotland’s best variety entertainers. Harry Lauder’s songs can be found alongside Alex’s new and original material while his tall tales are spun with grace and ease, following in the footsteps of a couple of his comedy heroes – Francie and Josie. 

The Really Terrible Orchestra

The Really Terrible Orchestra

The RTO will once again endeavour to transcend all the expected orchestral clichés. You should recognise all the music and enjoy the few that you don’t. Each piece of music will be introduced to avoid any confusion… 

FemFringe

FemFringe

Bold, irreverent, moving and hysterical. A celebration of feminist theatre in all its forms that sticks two fingers up to the patriarchy and jumps all over the dull and uninspired. FemFringe returns to Edinburgh after a sell-out Vaults run… 

The Lashes: Return of the Lash

The Lashes: Return of the Lash

The Lashes are three queens on the run from Gaylead. Finally fleeing the dull, glitterless walls that have been their prison for so long, they finally burst into full colour, singing their songs of capture, freedom, love and lust… 

The Glass Elephant

The Glass Elephant

A young mother-to-be visits her in-laws for a Christmas trip. In a sleepy village of staring sheep and ruminant neighbours, she desperately tries to overlook her husband’s poorly timed identity crisis amidst the familial chaos… 

Mama's Eggnog

Mama's Eggnog

On the night before Halloween, three grown siblings witness the cremation of their beloved mother and then spend the remainder of the holiday season arguing over the fate of mum’s ashes… 

Tally Ho, Secret Several!

Tally Ho, Secret Several!

Spoof of Enid Blyton’s famous adventure book series The Secret Seven. Join this unruly bunch of intrepid explorers as they solve the most puzzling mystery their secret society has ever seen… 

The Domestic

The Domestic

To make a piece of gig theatre work, you need to find a musical genre or vibe that can imbue the show with energy, and you need to find a story and a storyteller that can harness t… 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast is a great show to start your day… and that’s not just because of the complimentary coffee and pastries!It’s the 28th year C theatre have put on a S… 

Noir Hamlet

Noir Hamlet

Pour a glass of whisky, settle into the sounds of a sax solo and join ‘Little H’ for a new noir take on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, Hamlet. 

In PurSUEt

In PurSUEt

A show about a Sue Perkins stan who has a life-size cardboard cut-out of the former Great British Bake Off presenter and an unwavering belief that she “will be glad to have someb… 

Simone Belshaw: Goblin and Fiends

Simone Belshaw: Goblin and Fiends

Simone Belshaw presents Goblin and Fiends, a romp into femininity, idiocy, foxes and omelettes. Simone Belshaw is a Canadian-bred, London-based comic who’s winning hearts across the country with her unique style of offbeat observations, and surreal storytelling… 

B'Witches

B'Witches

For centuries three witches have gathered on the solstice to create a potion to avoid being turned to stone at midnight. 

A Very British Lesbian

A Very British Lesbian

Fiona Goodwin has written and performed this piece as the ultimate coming out story. 

A Grave Situation

A Grave Situation

This World War II farce is a good choice for a 25-strong company to showcase their talents, with a wide range of roles on show. 

#Dave Alnwick: Actual Magic

#Dave Alnwick: Actual Magic

Dave Alnwick is a true magician’s magician, with many strings to his bow. 

Lovinda Heart: Penetration

Lovinda Heart: Penetration

Stand-up tantra diving shamelessly into the heart of your matter. A Fringe first, Lovinda comes all the way from Venus to seduce you deeper into your very own deliciousness. Loving you ruthlessly and with charm, wild yet devoted, she is an elegantly sophisticated innocent filled with the juice of life on a mission to squeeze it for all to share… 

Chris Cross: The Great Magician of the North

Chris Cross: The Great Magician of the North

Chris Cross – The tricky Geordie cheekster returns for his 14th consecutive Fringe, with his unique madcap style of multi award-winning comedy magic, escapology and cunning stunt… 

A Fear and Loathing Actor in Dublin

A Fear and Loathing Actor in Dublin

Struggling actor Vinny discovers he’s to be a dad. He’s not quite sure how to take this. In a fast-paced, high energy rollercoaster of emotions, we follow Vinny and his demons as he tries to balance his acting dreams with the growing demands of real life… 

Sugar

Sugar

Steph and Rhona work part-time in dead-end jobs and rent a flat they can’t afford. Rhona turns to her boyfriend Mark for emotional and financial support whilst Steph goes out every night looking for a connection she can’t find… 

Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens

Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens

Back with more outrageous stunts, jaw-dropping magic and crazy comedy in a new hour-long show that will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter. This is one for thrill seekers and magic lovers! With packed-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016/2017 and featured as a Top 10 Pick by the Sunday Mail at Adelaide Fringe 2018, the Stunt Magician goes one better with all new antics and stunts… 

The HandleBards: The Tempest

The HandleBards: The Tempest

They’ve cycled 1500 miles to get to the Fringe, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes they need for their brand-new show. Join the four-strong, all-female troupe at the Treehouse for a raucous bicycle-powered production, filled with magic, music and Shakespearean mayhem! ‘Lively, non-stop and irreverent’ (ExeuntMagazine… 

The Mackerel Eaters

The Mackerel Eaters

Local band The Mackerel Eaters are searching for their inspiration and motivation in the cultural graveyard of ambition, Galway City. The lads’ lives revolve around music and fishing, (for gigs and mackerel!), but hedonism and hare-brained schemes override their art… 

EAST

EAST

Steven Berkoff’s irresistible EAST makes an inevitable return to the Festival Fringe, this time in a vibrant and energetic production by HiveMCR. 

Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming is the story of two friends across centuries of change and development. 

The Two Magicians with Kane & Abel

The Two Magicians with Kane & Abel

Edinburgh Fringe's premier magical twins, Kane and Abel, return for their sixth run here in their regular home as the flagship magicians of PBH's Free Fringe venue the Liqu… 

Gobby

Gobby

How did the first person to watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge perform Fleabag feel; confused, enlightened, so profoundly altered they could barely put words to it? Jodie Irvine’s origin… 

Colin Cloud: Sinful

Colin Cloud: Sinful

Colin Cloud is the undisputed rockstar of the Edinburgh Fringe magic world and one of the festival’s greatest success stories of recent years. 

Jennifer B

Jennifer B

Jennifer B is a must-see! She’s a thirty-something blonde with a red lipstick, a protruding front and an animal instinct. She may act like a fool and break all the rules but that’s only to keep her dreams alive… 

Our Teacher's a Troll!

Our Teacher's a Troll!

Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny – until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp gnarly fangs and a long spiky tail… Can the twins save the school from the child-eating troll? Can they get brussels sprouts in peanut butter taken off the menu? And most importantly, can naughtiness prevail? Be outrageously entertained by this family comedy from the writer of award-winning West End hit Matilda the Musical… 

Trust the Teenagers

Trust the Teenagers

Trust the teenagers to fall too hard, to act too fast, to think too deep, to drink too much. Watch as we cover the elements: hilarity, hate and heartbreak. The teenage perception of what it is to truly love and be loved in return will show you the innate fantasies of these teenagers… 

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)

An award-winning, one-woman science comedy-musical about the neuroscience of love and loneliness. Combining heartfelt tales of relationship highs, lows and the downright confusing, Carys Eleri’s marvellously personal show is told with plenty of sass, chocolate, hugs and bangin’ tunes too… 

Lovinda Heart: Penetration

Lovinda Heart: Penetration

Stand-up tantra diving shamelessly into the heart of your matter. A Fringe first, Lovinda comes all the way from Venus to seduce you deeper into your very own deliciousness. Loving you ruthlessly and with charm, wild yet devoted, she is an elegantly sophisticated innocent filled with the juice of life on a mission to squeeze it for all to share… 

Mandy Picks a Husband

Mandy Picks a Husband

Almost 40 and totally single, Mandy takes us on a hilarious, raw 55-minute rollercoaster ride unearthing the magic elixir for her unmarried soul. Sell-out shows and rave reviews at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival: winner of the Encore Producers’ Award and nominated for the Soaring Solo Artist Award… 

The Understudies

The Understudies

The Understudies is a completely improvised comedy musical that has enjoyed two successful years at the Edinburgh Fringe (2017 and 2018). Based entirely on audience suggestions, this long-form improv is a whirlwind of comical choreography and vocal prowess concerning the most mundane of objects and outlandish activities… 

Do Our Best

Do Our Best

The Girl Guide Promise, an oath taken by all Guides and Brownies, highlights how a girl guide member must always do their best, be true to themselves and develop their beliefs. 

One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

In an unassuming French restaurant, an American news anchor meets with a man who reveals to her that the 1969 moon landing was faked and this time there’s proof. Flashback to 1968 where a panicked NASA is desperately trying to catch the Soviet Union in the Space Race… 

The Visitors

The Visitors

The Visitors is an original play which centres around a night in the life of heroin addict Danny Strand as he attempts to rekindle his old flare for life. Past, present and future collide as five vastly different visitors attempt to guide him through his addiction (pain, desire, euphoria, comfort and paranoia), causing him to question his choices and how other people are affected by his downward spiral… 

Get Her Outta Here by Isabella Broccolini

Get Her Outta Here by Isabella Broccolini

Broccolini’s creation is a darkly raw absurdist comedy about Red Lady, a symbol and exploration of the female identity. Described as ‘gob-smackingly thrilling in what it reveals and is breathtakingly admiral in its outrageous courage, bravery’ (KJTheatreDiary… 

Takin It Easy, 1916

Takin It Easy, 1916

It’s 1916 – in a small town near Bristol, Bobby is stressing over preparations for the annual town fete. 

Dream Machine

Dream Machine

This year’s hottest product has just hit the city. Slap this little device on your forehead and the Dream Machine dreams for you. While you head to bed, it makes up a dream so you don’t have to… 

Nine Months

Nine Months

Breaking the 4th Wall was founded by Imelda Reynolds and Frances Moylan. They have collaborated to devise an innovative production, Nine Months. It provokes the question: have things changed for women in Ireland? It is a kaleidoscope of Irish stories, taking you on a hilarious, thought-provoking, rollercoaster, captivating journey, with audience participation, where characters transform with each new narrative… 

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

A cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter. All is not quite what it seems in the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine. John Cariani’s tragically beautiful play packs wit, charm and, like love, surprises you. 

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

David is a man of a certain age in an uncertain age. Fifty-something, feisty and fearless, he tells a tale of ageism in a world so passionate about being seen as inclusive yet so obsessed with the tyranny of youth… 

Toothbrush

Toothbrush

Alena and Kat are splitting up. Both fresh out of university, Alena has gotten herself a job in London. This is their last night out together, an absurd tour of the Scottish glittering nightlife, and Kat is determined to make it a night neither of them will soon forget… 

West of Frances

West of Frances

Frances is over-qualified and under-enthused. She works in a newspaper obituaries section and writes letters back to bereaved families. Frances’ editor is far from impressed. When word reaches the newspaper that Sister Ina Marsh of Ballymun, Dublin, has died, Frances decides to hop on a plane and spit on her grave… 

Sales Pitch

Sales Pitch

This Sales Pitch is the only way forward. We’re talking fiscal ascendance. Forget timeshare. Forget PPI. Forget your salacious uncle’s get-rich-quick schemes. Three Experts from the Extremely Online West Coast of America offer the investment talk of a lifetime… 

1:1

1:1

After moving from a tiny village and now currently piled up under a mountain of student debt plus the dizzying heights of life in the city, our postgraduate finds himself chatting to Dr Seamore, a counsellor, for guidance on how to make the best use of his very expensive arts degree… 

Blighty, Broadway and Beyond! – The Private Lives of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence

Blighty, Broadway and Beyond! – The Private Lives of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence

Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, one of the most successful partnerships in the 30s and 40s, (dead now unfortunately…), are in Purgatory because God can’t decide whether they deserve Heaven or Hell so it’s up to the audience to vote on where to send them (after they’ve been thoroughly entertained by them, of course!)… 

Borchert: A Life

Borchert: A Life

Wolfgang Borchert. Doesn’t ring a bell? That’s the problem: nobody in Britain has heard of Germany’s greatest post-war writer. So, Wolfie’s taken it upon himself to right the wrong… 

How to Mend the World (With a Student Play)

How to Mend the World (With a Student Play)

This new comedy gives the audience a fly-on-the-wall view of how messy putting on a student Fringe play can be. Watch an early production meeting of the university theatre society who are attempting to put on a horribly misguided reimagined production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible… 

Downton Shabby

Downton Shabby

Big Spirit Theatre Company brings you, Downtown Shabby. Join Lord Crawley and his family as they move from their country estate to a council estate. How will they survive? Comedy at its finest… 

You Have a Match

You Have a Match

Two girls take on the world of app store dating. In a society where its easier to swipe right then say ‘Hi, how are you?’, where is the line between a serial dating addict and someone longing for more? Tegan is straight… 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

The 1950s: a golden era, idyllic, patriarchal. Pretty Bianca yearns for what every girl wants, a husband. But her father is refusing unless her sister Kate marries first. And sharp-tongued Kate? Kate wants more!  

Mallets

Mallets

Mallets takes place on a prissy perfect croquet lawn in Middle England, as the most tranquil of summer afternoons is forced to pay witness to a bloodthirsty grudge match between two rival couples… 

Noser: The Startup Musical

Noser: The Startup Musical

Smelling: there’s an app for that. A satirical musical comedy about the world’s first app that sends smells, not emojis. London startup Noser recruits expert perfumer Mélodie from Grasse, France, to help them develop their app… 

Aca-rrested: Behind Bars

Aca-rrested: Behind Bars

The Bristol Suspensions are on trial for crimes against a cappella! The 16-piece mixed a cappella group from the University of Bristol are being tried for various a cappella-related crimes and need your help to find justice… 

Semi-Toned Presents: Life on Mars

Semi-Toned Presents: Life on Mars

Internationally renowned a cappella sensation Semi-Toned return to Edinburgh, following two consecutive sell-out runs at the Fringe. This time, the boys in burgundy want to go further… 

The Mystery of the Bonnie Sporran and the Loch Ness Monster

The Mystery of the Bonnie Sporran and the Loch Ness Monster

The jolly summer hols have arrived at last! Young, brave Lady Iris Bungle and her beloved housekeeper, Mrs Squidgyfeet, find themselves at Hardwick Heights on the edge of Loch Ness after a spiffing time at the 1953 Fringe Festival! With the mysterious drowning of Lord Hardwick and the Monster lingering, what other secrets do the deep, dark waters of Loch Ness hide? With an array of topping companions and lashings of ginger beer, they set out to solve The Mystery of the Bonnie Sporran and the Loch Ness Monster. 

Pussy in Boots: The Adult Panto

Pussy in Boots: The Adult Panto

Join us for a naughty night out in which the world of pantomime will be spun on its head in this hilarious, innuendo-filled show packed with sauce, smut and shocks. The Kingdom of Clitopia is in peril from a giant ogre, but with a little help from the magical Puss in Boots will our hero Dick save the land? Will he slay the ogre? And more importantly will he finally have it off with the fair princess? It’s cheeky! It’s sexy! It’s raunchy! It’s everything a panto shouldn’t be! 

Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage

Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage

Following last year’s sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run, No Nonsense Productions (It’s a Wonderful Life: **** (EdinburghGuide.com), ‘A delight… A terrific indulgence’ (LoveBooksGroup… 

Surveillance

Surveillance

After a hugely successful debut with their show iDENTiTY, Anomaly Theatre Company returns with three new dark comedies scrutinising the world that scrutinises us. A government organisation hacks a home security camera and ends up seeing too much… 

A Slice of Saturday Night

A Slice of Saturday Night

Join Viva for a fabulously funny, nostalgic romp back to the swinging 60s! A Slice of Saturday Night is set in a nightclub where young love, teenage dreams, fashion and music are the order of the day… 

Sister Act

Sister Act

Get ready to raise the roof with Viva’s heaven-sent production! Sister Act is a divine musical comedy that will have you wanting to don a habit and sing along. It tells the story of disco diva Delores Van Cartier who is placed in protective custody, disguised as a nun in a convent… 

The Last Bread Pudding

The Last Bread Pudding

Coming from their success at the 2017 All-England Theatre Festival semi-finals, Our Star Theatre Company proudly presents their award-winning comedy, The Last Bread Pudding – a hilariously absurd bird’s eye view on an am-dram committee and their decision on what the group’s next play should be… 

40 Shades of Green Tour

40 Shades of Green Tour

This comedy is about the crazy antics of an American cast bringing their show Tea for Three to a theatre in Ireland. Join them on this adventurous journey as they embark on a wild car ride with a rogue GPS, suicidal sheep and annoying luggage, only to meet up in the pub and find the language barrier puts some of them in a tailspin… 

The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar

The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar

A young and lonely caterpillar, whose eating habits have ballooned him to an impossible size, struggles to turn into a butterfly. Whilst his fellow classmates undergo metamorphosis and sprout their perfect wings, for our insect a cocoon that fits cannot be found… 

Midges

Midges

A comic Highland noir whodunnit. Midges, biting, irritating, in your face, everywhere – is there no escape? Four women in an isolated location. Who has summoned them, for what purpose and why on earth did they all turn up? What, if anything, links them? When an apparent stranger arrives, the women are made to confront their own pasts… 

Headhog

Headhog

A hedgehog has spontaneously appeared in Malcolm’s brain. No one knows how it got there. Malcolm just wants to know why, jeopardising his relationships with those around him in the process… 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Award-winning Room 29 Theatre return with this fast-paced Tony Award-winning musical, following an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents that vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime… 

Mr Nice Guy

Mr Nice Guy

Local celebrity Jeremy Shaw is shot on his way to work one morning. He finds himself questioning his morals and the way in which he led his life whilst simultaneously bleeding out in the street… 

James Freedman: Moment of Truth

James Freedman: Moment of Truth

In Moment of Truth, James Freedman opens with an air of mystery. 

Idris Stanton – Wham Glam Circus Man!

Idris Stanton – Wham Glam Circus Man!

If you’re a parent looking for a show that you can enjoy as much as your children, you may be looking quite hard. 

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

Friendsical is billed as a ‘musical parody’ of Friends and unfortunately it fails to hit the mark on both counts. 

Dreamgun: Film Reads

Dreamgun: Film Reads

Dreamgun: Film Reads are back at the Fringe and ready to ruin your childhood! At a time when podcasts are very on trend and live recordings are foisted upon an unsuspecting public … 

The Merry Wives of Seoul

The Merry Wives of Seoul

Korean-ised adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. Falstaff, a fat and debauched knight, tries to tempt two married women in Seoul and steal their wealth. But these two clever women see through his plan and set out to deceive him… 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy (and feathers), she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock’n’roll… 

Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist With Dyspraxia 2

Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist With Dyspraxia 2

After the success of his debut hour, political comedian Don Biswas returns to the festival with a brand-new WIP show: Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist with Dyspraxia 2. With fire in his belly, jaded and left-wing dyspraxic Don lets loose a tirade of funny… 

Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Fresh from a successful UK tour, uplifting, anthemic tunes punctuate stories and conversation, shedding light on mental health with self-deprecating honesty and dark humour. Matt takes a good look at how men in particular deal with mental illness as he explores his own experiences with it, with plenty of time to continue the chat afterwards… 

Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist With Dyspraxia 2

Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist With Dyspraxia 2

After the success of his debut hour, political comedian Don Biswas returns to the festival with a brand-new WIP show: Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist with Dyspraxia 2. With fire in his belly, jaded and left-wing dyspraxic Don lets loose a tirade of funny… 

Freaky Dancing – An Evening with Bez (Happy Mondays)

Freaky Dancing – An Evening with Bez (Happy Mondays)

An evening with the man himself, Bez. Hear tales of the Hacienda, the rise and fall, then rise and fall again of The Happy Mondays, winning Celebrity Big Brother and more. 

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

The premise of Bismillah! An Isis Tragicomedy, in the Fringe guide, "a story of radicalisation, disenfranchisment and the rock band Queen" was compelling enough to want t… 

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

Tilda Swinton (pronounced Swin-tone): human actress, alien from Jupiter or mystical spirit guide? Perhaps we’ll never know – this show certainly does little to provide us with … 

My Best Dead Friend

My Best Dead Friend

The black box space in Summerhall is perfectly suited to Zanetti Productions’ new one-woman show My Best Dead Friend, at once intimate and epic in its proportions. 

Here Comes the Tide, There Goes the Girl

Here Comes the Tide, There Goes the Girl

Here Comes the Tide, There Goes the Girl is one of four plays presented by CalArts at venue 13 this year and is steeped in their tradition of producing original material that stret… 

Chris Cook: Consequences

Chris Cook: Consequences

The Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s greatest hub for creativity, and many of the world’s top performers congregate here year after year. 

#Dave Alnwick: Literally the Best Magician

#Dave Alnwick: Literally the Best Magician

Dave Alnwick, a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe magic circuit, is one of the more visually striking performers you're likely to see here. 

The Last of the Pelican Daughters

The Last of the Pelican Daughters

The Wardrobe Ensemble is back at the Fringe with a powerfully emotional story of family. 

Seasoned Professionals

Seasoned Professionals

It’s probably worth clarifying in the first sentence of this review that I was not expecting to be drawn into the bureaucratic complexities of being the Easter Bunny whilst at th… 

Fix Us

Fix Us

Fix Us, presented by the BareFace Collective playing at the Underbelly Cowgate, is a defiant and inspiring look at how theatre and role play can help all of us to find our true sel… 

Spontaneous Potter Kidz

Spontaneous Potter Kidz

Spontaneous Potter Kidz is an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fan fiction title. An entirely new Potter adventure is magically improvised on the spot – with live musical accompaniment! Magical fun for the whole family! This show is a family-friendly version of Spontaneous Potter… 

Adrift

Adrift

After a failed mutiny, three sailors find themselves cast adrift on a small piece of wood in the middle of the Atlantic; an angry Welsh doctor, a highly strung English first mate and a simple deckhand from the West Country… 

How to Save a Rock

How to Save a Rock

Quick catch-up: it’s 2026, and we\'ve got four years left to save the world. 

In Conversation with... Shappi Khorsandi

In Conversation with... Shappi Khorsandi

Award-winning stand-up, cultural icon, author and columnist, with countless TV and radio credits (including I’m A Celebrity…). Recent President of Humanists UK (2016-19), Labour supporter, non-driving mother of two, with an honorary doctorate from the University of Winchester where she previously graduated with a drama degree… 

Son of Dyke

Son of Dyke

I have a slight confession of bias. 

Jew...ish

Jew...ish

Saul Boyer explodes on stage, a blast of energy and vigorous vocals, as he delights us with a punchy song about being a Jew. 

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

Rebecca Perry’s one-women tribute to four icons of the Golden Age of cinema is a cheery and bouncy hour celebrating Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton and Lucille Ball. 

Bitch, Antigone

Bitch, Antigone

Noises Off meets Antigone with a lot of great dick jokes thrown in for good measure! Bitch, Antigone from Australia’s Out Cast Theatre and writer Steven Dawson, is a hilarious go… 

Apollo: Take 111

Apollo: Take 111

James Stuart – or Stuart James – is passed out at his desk as the audience file into the space. 

Bad Girls Upset by the Truth

Bad Girls Upset by the Truth

A honky-tonk opera by Jo Carol Pierce, ‘the greatest Texas songwriter you’ve never heard of’ (Texas Monthly). In this musical comedy, Jo Carol seeks answers to life’s burning questions, like ‘what are these boys for and what am I supposed to do with them?!’ She turns to Jesus for answers, but rather than set her on a path of righteousness, the response from on high leads to adventures that trouble all who love her! ‘A wildy funny and original work’ (Billboard)… 

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

A funny, touching and self-deprecating account of growing up in 1970s Wolverhampton. Ian looks back at his deluded teenage years. Being a trainee butcher at the Co-op is only a temporary situation before he reveals his true artistic talents to the world… 

Dominic Frisby Presents Adam Smith: Father of the Fringe

Dominic Frisby Presents Adam Smith: Father of the Fringe

Nowhere has Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand been harder at work than at the festival itself. In Smith’s own front room, MoneyWeek’s Dominic Frisby, author of Life After the State and Bitcoin: The Future of Money?, presents a lecture on the economics of the festival, and how it has proved the realisation of everything Adam Smith believed… 

Dominic Frisby Presents Adam Smith: Father of the Fringe

Dominic Frisby Presents Adam Smith: Father of the Fringe

Nowhere has Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand been harder at work than at the festival itself. 

Dada, Surrealism, Bowie and Pop: The Puzzle of Avant-Garde Art

Dada, Surrealism, Bowie and Pop: The Puzzle of Avant-Garde Art

Expect the unexpected at the Scottish Arts Club. Is David Bowie an out-of-this-world star? Is Barry Humphries upside down? Will the audience have a clue? The Dada Surrealist Appreciation, Re-Enactment and Preservation Association will continue to solve the puzzle of the avant-garde, why Dada surrealism matters and what it all means… 

Reservoir Dugs

Reservoir Dugs

Scotland’s answer to a Tarantino classic. How will four criminals react when their jewellery heist goes horribly wrong? We follow the journey of four neds, attempting to pick up the pieces of this disastrous robbery… 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Winner of Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences with effortless wit and humour. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience… 

Buds of May Be

Buds of May Be

Has the science of love made us unlovable? A 21st-century sonneteer, accompanied by a flautist, try to update relationship practice as laid down by Shakespeare’s sonnets. Sly and playful, she recasts the Bard’s rhyme schemes in a response that skewers reproduction, celebrity and consumption… 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in it’s 12th year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase of Fringe entertainment available at this year’s festival. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment hosted by Forth1’s breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene… 

Losing My Mindfulness

Losing My Mindfulness

Do you want to feel calmer, more focused and relaxed? Imagine a life where daily stress just floats by like a cloud in the sky, not a rain cloud, a nice one, a fluffy one. Yeah, do you want that? You know you do, don’t you? Join me at my mindfulness workshop where we can leave our baggage behind and be in the moment, even if that moment is not quite what you thought it would be, cos hey, what is?! Sometimes that moment is f*cking terrible… 

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

We Apologise for the Inconvenience

It’s 1984 and the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, is in trouble. Famously bad with deadlines, Adams has been locked away in a London hotel room by his publisher to finish his new book which is already months late… 

The Hypnotist – Live and Outrageous

The Hypnotist – Live and Outrageous

Robert Temple is performing the only traditional hour-long hypnosis show in Edinburgh Fringe this year, so if you’re looking for a show where any number of people can volunteer t… 

The Black Blues Brothers

The Black Blues Brothers

It’s a sell-out audience in the huge space at Assembly Rooms. 

Ricky Riddlegang and the Riddle Gang

Ricky Riddlegang and the Riddle Gang

The Cardboard Exotics are back at Fringe with a new offering from writer and cast member Ben Alborough. 

Murder on the Dancefloor

Murder on the Dancefloor

Death on the depressing dancefloor that is the job and house hunting game – certainly not the most ideal outcome for a 21 year old just trying to live. 

Girl Scouts vs Aliens

Girl Scouts vs Aliens

If there was an alien invasion of planet earth who would you want to represent the human race? Politicians, David Attenborough, The cast and crew of Stranger Things? What about a g… 

Cream Tea and Incest

Cream Tea and Incest

The eminently search-engine-unfriendly Cream Tea and Incest returns to Fringe after a successful outing in 2017, but this time with an all-female cast. 

In Conversation with... Janey Godley

In Conversation with... Janey Godley

Multi award-winning, take-no-prisoners, passionate, lyrical, totally honest Scottish comedienne, TV and radio regular, playwright, blogger, bestselling author, columnist and, er, Trump nemesis talks to Graham Spiers about her Glasgow upbringing and her fierce and rare talent… 

Jewbana

Jewbana

Right before your very eyes, Susie K. Taylor will attempt an act like no other: an escape… from herself. This ego-defying thrill will leave you breathless and laughing. Come watch her scale great heights and crawl out of abysmal lows… 

Kit and McConnel

Kit and McConnel

In their fabulous, elegantly refurbished and dead-central venue, clutching a stack of freshly minted songs and sketches, cabaret veterans Kit Hesketh Harvey and James McConnel return to the festival with their usual witty and sophisticated up-to-the-minute examination of almost everything – from Putin to Pampers, Macron to mackerel – and with only the vaguest of nods to good taste and propriety… 

The Red

The Red

Debuting as a writer and director, TV’s Marcus Brigstocke – known for his comedy and occasional film roles – brings us The Red, a play informed by his own experience battling… 

The National Trust Fan Club

The National Trust Fan Club

The National Trust Fan Club is what happens if you imagine a Dave Gorman show delivered by your bouncy Auntie Joyce and her preoccupation with how to pronounce ‘scone’ (to rhym… 

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Stepping Out, performed by Stage Avenue Performing Arts at theSpace @ Nidry Street, is a serviceable production of the British comedy originally written in 1984 by Richard Haaris. 

Cherie – My Struggle

Cherie – My Struggle

Cherie Blair has been somewhat of an enigma. 

Yours Sincerely

Yours Sincerely

Will Jackson is in a bit of a pickle. 

Paul Zenon: Trust Me!

Paul Zenon: Trust Me!

Paul Zenon is one of the UK’s most beloved and sought-after magicians – a veteran of TV shows, corporate events, and high end cabaret, as well as becoming a regular guest on th… 

Hughie

Hughie

Tucked away upstairs at The Gilded Balloon, nestling right at the heart of comedy central, is an absolute gem which is a must-see for any devotees of real theatre. 

Carol Cates: Tell Tale

Carol Cates: Tell Tale

Carol Cates sits on a tall stool strumming away on her ukulele and chatting with the audience as they arrive. 

Smut Slam: Where Sexy and Storytelling Collide

Smut Slam: Where Sexy and Storytelling Collide

This high-energy, dirty storytelling open mic has been around the world. Now it’s Edinburgh’s turn to share tawdry tales and win, with celebrity judges, anonymous confessions, and prizes galore for brave tellers… 

Fat Cops

Fat Cops

Fat Cops invite you to join them in their hot tub for a frothy night of hip-shakin’, garage-groovin’, punk-glam chaos. Come see Bobby Bluebell, Al Murray and their disreputable cohorts in a not-to-be-missed night of maximum rock’n’roll as they play choice cuts from Fat Cops’ critically acclaimed debut album… 

Sushi Tap Show

Sushi Tap Show

Yes, it’s true! Those tap-dancing, juggling, pink-suited comedians from Tokyo are back at the Fringe for the sixth time! Don’t miss this hilarious, amazingly entertaining show! The 2014 winner of C’s Got Talent and nominee of the Asian Arts Award… 

R'n'J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Roz and Jules

R'n'J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Roz and Jules

Perhaps the end of Romeo & Juliet wasn't quite as tragic as we remembered. 

Art Heist

Art Heist

Heist films are great, aren’t they? Whether it’s the effortless style of the The Italian Job or the precision of an Ocean’s film, heist movies amaze by tricking the audience … 

Fishbowl

Fishbowl

Hootingly funny and devilishly clever, Fishbowl is a masterpiece of physical comedy. 

How to Use a Washing Machine

How to Use a Washing Machine

How To Use A Washing Machine is a charming two-hander from emerging company Slam Theatre. 

Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann

In the queue for Flanders and Swann, I was struck (but not entirely surprised) that the audience were of a higher age demographic than any of the other 250 or so Edinburgh Fringe s… 

Reuben Kaye

Reuben Kaye

Kaye dazzles, a heady combination of eyelashes and rhinestones, a force to be reckoned with as he greets each of his guests on the way in and on the way out of his show. 

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

When critiquing a musical about the difficulties of being a performer, there’s nothing to do but write a review about the difficulties of being a critic. 

Lost in a Book

Lost in a Book

Lost in a Book! Too much of a good thing is still too much! When Melissa keeps re-reading her favourite fairy tales at the expense of family and friends, she goes from turning pages to living in them… 

Vanity Airlines

Vanity Airlines

Vanity Airlines holds the prestigious title of Airline of the Year 2012 but how did the most popular airline lose their touch? Is it because the majority of people are flying budget these days or have those rival airlines just upped their game? Having not won anything in six years, a plucky group of Vanity flight attendants decide it’s time to take action… 

The Life of Spies

The Life of Spies

When the UK’s finest spy, Bonnie, is sent on a mission in the Swiss Alps, everything goes wrong when she discovers that her arch-rival, Soviet spy L, is at the same hotel with a mission of her own… 

Relational (or A Writer's Misguided Guide to Loves Lost and Found)

Relational (or A Writer's Misguided Guide to Loves Lost and Found)

Existing deep within the mind of writer Jonathan P Sims, two friends debate the legitimacy of platonic relationships between men and women, which leads them (and Jonathan) to observe and examine differing relationships in different stages. 

Colonel Mustard and Friends

Colonel Mustard and Friends

Music festival favourite Colonel John Thomas McMustard brings you a show with guests from the world of music, comedy and spoken word. Expect laughter, fun, audience participation and ear worms galore and always expect the unexpected in the Dijonverse… 

Atomic Saloon Show

Atomic Saloon Show

Welcome to the Atomic Saloon: a place where the beer is flowing and anything goes, so long as you can afford it…Madam Boozy Skunkton is our host for the evening – the straight-… 

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Move aside Maleficent, Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch is the new anti-hero tale in town. 

Table Manners with Jessie Ware

Table Manners with Jessie Ware

Uber ratings, patisserie and misophonia. 

Shattered

Shattered

This one woman show featuring Diana Varco sees her shape shift effortlessly into 35 different characters, as she narrates the journey of her self discovery through trauma. 

Sexy Lamp

Sexy Lamp

Katie Arnstein has brought her joyous mix of caustic wit, a cautionary tale and a call to arms to her first Fringe. 

It'll Be Alt-Right on the Night

It'll Be Alt-Right on the Night

In the past 20 to 30 years, our world has drastically changed, especially within the realm of politics and culture. 

Bobby & Amy

Bobby & Amy

On a bare stage at Pleasance Upstairs, Bobby & Amy promises storytelling in its purest form. 

Red Herring

Red Herring

On top of their biggest haul, friendly fishermen Deddy and Winchem discover the cursed Red Herring. Local legend decrees: the catch goes back to the sea, or the sea wreaks revenge on the starving village of Little Meanswell… 

The Man From Verona

The Man From Verona

The Man From Verona – The Trouble with Harry is that he’s hanging from a Rope by the Rear Window. If Hitchcock did comedy he’d wish he’d written this. The only problem with the love triangle between Jimmy, Blaze and Mafia Don, Harry Verona, is that Harry’s mother is due for dinner and his guts are staining the carpet. 

The Penguin Tango

The Penguin Tango

In this side-splitting, screwball comedy, inspired by actual events at the Bremerhaven, Brooklyn, and Central Park Zoos, a community of penguins is hilariously turned upside down b… 

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

‘People who try to hang on to their individuality always come to a bad end!’ Noun: rhinoceros. Plural noun: rhinoceroses. Plural noun: rhinoceros. Full of biting wit and nightmarish anxiety, Ionesco’s classic absurdist drama Rhinoceros is a parable of the individual’s struggle against the dangers of conformism and despite the intervening years, it is one which still resonates… 

The 5pm Cabaret

The 5pm Cabaret

Our talented performers from every corner of the globe showcase the very best of the Fringe – comedy, circus, magic and burlesque that never fails to please. For more info see mcsorleysbar… 

Bear Glitz: UnBEARable

Bear Glitz: UnBEARable

UnBEARable is a camp, comedic romp through those irritants in life, modern dating and the joys of living life freely. Bear Glitz muses over many a complex issue… Look its a fat homosexual with glitter glued to his beard – its really not that serious… 

Me and My

Me and My

Tired of being ignored, attention-seeking Grief takes it upon herself to be seen. A silly exploration of the annoyance of emotions. ‘One of the Fringe’s greatest discoveries’ **** (Everything-Theatre… 

Top Trumps

Top Trumps

A curious assortment of guests attend a dinner party hosted by a mutual acquaintance. When one of them disappears things quickly turn farcical to find out what happened. A debut at the Fringe featuring live music. 

Colonel Mustard and the Big Bad Wolf

Colonel Mustard and the Big Bad Wolf

Is the Big Bad Wolf really bad, or just misunderstood and trying to trigger his muddled memory? Could music or something else beginning with M be the answer? It’s a mystery that will make you laugh, play, sing and dance with music festival favourite Colonel Mustard! Developed at the Tron Theatre… 

Love/Sick

Love/Sick

For the romantic, the cynic, and the sick of heart – Love/Sick is a play about the kind of love you won’t find in fairy tales. Dark, funny and heartbreaking in equal measure, happy endings are far from guaranteed… 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

An uproarious tale of marriage, mischief, jealousy, lies and laundry. Set around Page’s Steamie on the Windsor Estate in 1950s Edinburgh, Falstaff woos two women in an attempt to swindle their husbands and regain his squandered wealth… 

pool (no water)

pool (no water)

‘The line of the machine. The purple of the bruise. It appeals. It tempts.’ A group of bohemian artists. They have a friend who was plucked from obscurity and is now renowned, respected and rich… 

The Mobile Phone Show

The Mobile Phone Show

‘Ladies and gentlemen, the performance is about to begin, could I please ask you all to turn your mobile phones ON. Thank you.’ Could you function without your mobile phone? Or would you have a meltdown? We all use them – they’ve become extensions of us and can rule our lives… 

Il signor Bruschino

Il signor Bruschino

Sofia and Florville are madly in love – but a long-standing agreement promises Sofia to another, the son of the great Signor Bruschino. However, unbeknownst to all but the couple, Sofia’s fiancé is arrested en route to meet his future wife, and Florville poses in his place… 

The Sinners Club

The Sinners Club

Where can you go to find all the dirty scandals on campus? The Sinners Club is the only radio show where people can call in anonymously and tell the whole university their biggest sins from a dirty night out… 

Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area

Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area

Have you ever been to a supermarket and thought, “Hey, I really wish the staff would sing more?" Well, Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society are here to make that wis… 

In Conversation with... Jo Caulfield

In Conversation with... Jo Caulfield

A regular on Have I Got News For You, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Just a Minute and Stop The Press. Fringe award winner who headlines the UK’s biggest and best comedy clubs, whilst in high demand on the corporate circuit… 

Fest on Forth

Fest on Forth

A hand-picked selection of the best performers at the Fringe. With a complimentary cocktail on arrival, catch the very best of the Fringe with a hand-picked selection of this year’s top performers… 

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems (and Why Truth Matters)

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems (and Why Truth Matters)

Who hasn’t had a problem they’ve struggled to solve? You struggle, I struggle and the world struggles. Often, however, these are solvable problems. Virtually every problem is somehow unclear, and more often than not, we neglect to clarify it… 

The Lock-In Cabaret

The Lock-In Cabaret

The only way to end your night at Edinburgh Fringe! Join high-energy hosts, Griffin and Jones, for an hour(ish) of late-night chaos, decadence, and mischief from some of the very best variety acts on the Fringe… 

Chris Cook: Entropy

Chris Cook: Entropy

‘The fun is knowing that every uproarious night will be a unique experience’ (Stage). Chris Cook takes a break from the big stage to treat you to an intimate peek inside his imagination… 

The Cult That Made Spoons: A Fork in the Road

The Cult That Made Spoons: A Fork in the Road

They are a family. They are a cult. They are a corporation. They are The Community. Everything is perfect, neat and orderly… until mistakes are made. Can The Community keep control, or will a silver-tongued stranger tarnish them forever? Derived from historical details and slightly salacious advertising campaigns, The Cult that Made Spoons is a cutting-edge tale of systems in crisis told through music, movement and a generous helping of sardonic humour… 

A(Poke)alypse Now – Mamoirs of a Gieza; I'm Still Here

A(Poke)alypse Now – Mamoirs of a Gieza; I'm Still Here

Queer, political theatre that tells a tale of feminist self-empowerment and delivers a powerful manifesto of self-realisation, erotic positivity and physical fulfilment. Taking us through the life and times of her fictional autobiography, Berlin-based drag queen Gieza Poke fills in the details of how she came to be Berlin’s only, and best, Scottish pansexual pleasure goddess and ex daytime TV fitness instructor/drag superstar! 

Gareth's Gay Dating Disasters

Gareth's Gay Dating Disasters

Tired of Tinder? Had it with Hornet? Ghosted on Grindr? You are not alone – come to this combined cabaret, comedy and bingo show. Join Gareth Edward as he navigates the brave new world of digital dating… 

Bull

Bull

This dark comedy by Mike Bartlett shows the cruelty of human nature through bizarre power play, manipulation and vindictive honesty. Three colleagues fight for their lives in this savage battle of wit… 

PAMALA

PAMALA

2089. The matriarchy has finally risen to power. In an effort to stem the tide of unwanted pregnancies, the government has passed the Protection Against Men and Their Lies Act, or PAMALA… 

Arrivals

Arrivals

Where is the worst place to wake up hung-over? Answer: Budapest Airport. Who is the worst person to be with while hung-over? Answer: an overly chatty stranger. When can you get home? Answer: Monday… 

Chameleon

Chameleon

This fiercely feminist solo show from actor and clown Britt Plummer is a charming blend of satire, physical comedy and storytelling. 

It's Miss Hope Springs

It's Miss Hope Springs

The crowd is lively, laughing and waiting expectantly for the venue to open. 

Wrestling Mania!

Wrestling Mania!

The old saying ‘the show must go on’ should really be reconsidered by this one particularly incompetent wrestling company attempting to put on their first ever event.  

Maths Madness with Kyle D Evans

Maths Madness with Kyle D Evans

This hour-long performance brings together stacks of audience participation and some mind-bending mathematical concepts, all delivered in an accessible fashion for children and their parents… 

Jekyll vs Hyde

Jekyll vs Hyde

Witness the struggle between good and evil, order and chaos, taste and… bad taste. Two performers (repressed stiff Laurence and fun-loving anarchist Lindsay) battle to perform wildly clashing versions of Stevenson’s classic… 

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

Sometimes it’s the most unexpected and delightful moments that shape your future. Join award-winning variety artiste Ada Campe and her Psychic Duck for a show about wonderful women, strange encounters and a fairground mystery… 

Splash Test Dummies

Splash Test Dummies

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish-splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions! Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand-new hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family… 

When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish

When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish

In the middle of the night, there’s a noise – a snuffling and a shuffling and a splintering of wood. A line of troll-prints lead out the door, across the lawn and into the deep, dark forest… 

Tartuffe

Tartuffe

37 years of Scots comedy on the Fringe. Following on from the success of Educating Agnes and Good Things, we once again return to Liz Lochhead’s wit and originality with her take on Moliere’s Tartuffe… 

Grease

Grease

Grease – the original high school musical that has never dated, with its toe-tapping high-energy mix of raw teenage emotional power, stunning vocals, exceptional dance routines and vibrant raunchy script… 

Mr Fibbers Presents: Back in Tune

Mr Fibbers Presents: Back in Tune

Mr Fibbers is back and funnier than ever with Back in Tune: a show packed with jokes, games and comedy songs that kids just love. You are guaranteed to leave laughing and singing his catchy tunes all the way home… 

Best of Variety

Best of Variety

Ben Dali (‘Unbounding professionalism and confidence’ (BroadwayBaby.com)) and Frodo Allan (‘Godfather of Scottish Cabaret’ (Time Out)), return to present the very best of Fringe cabaret… 

There Is No Problem (Here)

There Is No Problem (Here)

Have you ever wondered what your favourite fairy tale characters are up to off-duty? Well, there’s a good chance they’re just like you and me in the break room – simply trying to enjoy a nice coffee but constantly getting delayed by relentless drama… 

Google: Amanda Jane Dildo

Google: Amanda Jane Dildo

Sexy(ish), musical(ish), bipolar(ish) – no, she’s definitely bipolar (with jazz hands) – Australian sex-pot singing comedian is ‘f*cking nuts – non-stop brilliance – a must see’ (Tanya, Audience review)… 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Plebs

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Plebs

The story of two plebs trying to navigate the infamous story of Hamlet with nothing but their wits, songs and wacky behaviour. But who are these two, where are they and why are there so many hats? These two plebs are about to discover how absurd this story gets! 

Encyclopedia of Kitchen Comedy Essays by Larry Tadlock

Encyclopedia of Kitchen Comedy Essays by Larry Tadlock

Essays about growing up as a Texan cattle-raising milk-drinking gay baptist to becoming a barefoot plant-based health coach. 

The Last Supper: Gospel of a Heinous Housewife

The Last Supper: Gospel of a Heinous Housewife

A 50-minute long devised comedy, heading to the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2019. 

#Dave Alnwick: Good Morning, Magic.

#Dave Alnwick: Good Morning, Magic.

If you’re looking for a fun & overall solid start to your day, this is your show. 

The Perfect Opera

The Perfect Opera

Love! Death! And a pantomime camel! After extensive audience research, we listed the 47 things people demanded in operas and shoehorned them into this show. Macbeth enters, riding a camel… 

Beyond: Sugar Mice

Beyond: Sugar Mice

Al is lonely. Not a temporary or recent loneliness, a long slog of loneliness. Al isn’t actually alone however. A therapist-cum-confidant-cum-philosopher called Mouse is Al’s only ally… 

Make Tea, Not War

Make Tea, Not War

After performing at the Brighton and Ludlow Fringes this year, Majk Stokes returns to Edinburgh to bookend the Venue 40 programme. Now in its sixth year, the show combines Majk’s gentle humour and strong environmental conscience with beautiful songs and tunes from guest performers… 

Bulldogs

Bulldogs

It’s the most pressing question of our time: what’s it like to be white and male in #MeToo America? Luckily for you, Kurt and Bradley have answers! Two years after high school graduation, these two ex-football players rekindle their friendship and seek to resurrect their glory days – but lies, old jealousies, and some very melodramatic telenovelas stand in their way… 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Boy meets girl, they fall in love, and everyone lives happily ever after. If only it were that simple. Hold on to your heart. Cupid is armed and dangerous! 

The Musical of Musicals

The Musical of Musicals

In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim… 

Number, Please.

Number, Please.

1952. When an unsuspecting switchboard operator answers a mysterious call from a dying woman, she is entrusted with a top-secret message that pulls her into an international plot to destroy the world… 

Don\'t Frighten the Straights !

Don\'t Frighten the Straights !

Outrageous, hilarious, unbelievably true stories from around the gay world. BBC comedy and drama writer/director/producer, international slut and mouthy, old, ethnic poof, Turan Ali, reveals what queers like him really get up to… 

Have I Told You I'm Writing a Play About My Vagina?

Have I Told You I'm Writing a Play About My Vagina?

Bea’s vagina can narrate, DJ, and dance, but she can’t have sex. Vag’s Bea refuses to hear her issues. A will-they-or-wont-they odd couple that happen to be anatomically attached. This coming-of-age story (medically speaking) asks if we can learn to embrace the freak in the sheets… 

A Thatcher's Guide to Dogging in Bungay

A Thatcher's Guide to Dogging in Bungay

A show about thatching, dogging and a little bit more. ‘Made us celebrate life’ (Concrete-Online.co.uk). ‘A title to make you sit up and take notice’ (Telegraph). ***** (East Anglia Master Thatchers Association). 

Witches?! In Salem!?

Witches?! In Salem!?

A brand new play by off-Broadway’s Puffs playwright Matt Cox. Two very real witches find themselves living in Salem, Massachusetts in the year 1692. They are confused. Atrocities and hilarity ensue… 

Griffin and Jones: Surprisingly Good Magicians

Griffin and Jones: Surprisingly Good Magicians

The pioneers of slapdash magic are back with another mishmash of magical mayhem! Join them in a world where the jokes come thick and fast, anything is possible and nothing is quite what it seems… 

Good Job!

Good Job!

‘Settle in girls, it’s story time!’ Golden Delicious is no ordinary queen, and this far-from-ordinary one-woman show joins the Fringe hot off a streak of sold-out performances at NYC’s legendary Duplex Cabaret… 

Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens

Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens

Back with more outrageous stunts, jaw-dropping magic and crazy comedy in a new hour-long show that will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter. This is one for thrill seekers and magic lovers! With packed-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016/2017 and featured as a Top 10 Pick by the Sunday Mail at Adelaide Fringe 2018, the Stunt Magician goes one better with all new antics and stunts… 

FemFringe

FemFringe

Bold, irreverent, moving and hysterical. A celebration of feminist theatre in all its forms that sticks two fingers up to the patriarchy and jumps all over the dull and uninspired. FemFringe returns to Edinburgh after a sell-out Vaults run… 

Scotland Bingo! with The Latebloomers

Scotland Bingo! with The Latebloomers

Join The Latebloomers for some late-night Bingo…Scotland style! Wear your best tartan, crack open your finest whisky, sharpen your pencils and let the numbers rrrrrrooooll. Have you got the courage and stamina required to be the next Bingo Champion for all of Scotland!? It’s time to dust off the balls and roll your way to victory… 

The Stinky Cheese Man... and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Stinky Cheese Man... and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Though the characters may be familiar, these favourite storybook fables are uproariously derailed in this children’s play of fractured fairy tales. Everything from Chicken Little to The Gingerbread Man gets a complete makeover… 

Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island

Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island

When a package bound for Good Good Island is mistakenly delivered to Bad Bad Island, the Bad Bads find something frighteningly horrible inside: a little girl named Rosa! Unable to choose between throwing her into a volcano or tossing her into the sea, the creatures of the island finally agree that their ruler, The Idol, should decide… 

The Dance of Hands

The Dance of Hands

Lloyd is the cameraman at Channel 7 News in Northern Michigan. Debbie is the attractive new anchor. The only way to win her heart is through the age-old battle of Roshambo. An original story about the strange and seedy world of underground rock, paper, scissors tournaments that includes everything you’d expect from a comedy: romance, villainy, sports, dancing and competitive eating… 

The Magician, the Mind Reader and the Nerd

The Magician, the Mind Reader and the Nerd

Top Fringe performers bring you the best variety show in Edinburgh! Elliot Bibby is the former Scottish Magician of the Year and his successful 2018 show was nominated for the Fringe World Comedy Award! Tomas McCabe is an Irish mind reader who played to over 4000 people at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe… 

Split Egg: A Magic Show About Being Twins

Split Egg: A Magic Show About Being Twins

Twin tricksters Kane & Abel perform magic and comedy inspired by clichés surrounding twins. Every question the identical twin brothers have been asked during their life – whether they are harmless, hurtful or just hilarious – have been developed into the narrative of this fun-filled and ‘seriously impressive’ (BBC Radio Bristol) show… 

Ice Ice Iceland

Ice Ice Iceland

Birgitta and Ester are two lovely ladies from Iceland. They will act out different Icelandic creatures and mythical characters, and do their very best to teach you about their absurd culture… 

RanDom

RanDom

Winner: Overall Best Magic Show Adelaide Fringe 2019. This is not your average magic show. Ditching the top hat and bunny for Tinder and beer, RanDom takes magic to a ridiculous new territory… 

Superstar

Superstar

A one-handed show about making a one-handed show might be becoming a little passé at the Fringe but there is at least one final offering you should devour before you write the gen… 

Girl Bully

Girl Bully

“Why do you think you’re a bitch?” Warning—the first question you’ll be asked upon arriving at Rock Rising’s Girl Bully might invoke a mini existential crisis. 

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

The Faulty Towers Dining Experience boasts that they have recently served their one millionth customer worldwide, and with an experience this hilarious, engaging and insulting, it… 

Wit and Mirth

Wit and Mirth

In 1698 Thomas d’Urfey published the smash-hit book of comic songs, Wit and Mirth. David William Hughes sings some of them, some of his own, and some of yours which he’ll make up for you… 

The Comedy of Operas

The Comedy of Operas

Operatic soprano Louise Geller is on a mission to show you that there is more to opera than deafening vibrato from ladies in horned helmets. 

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Join Bugsy, Fat Sam, Tallulah, Blousey and Dandy Dan for a fun time full of laughs, songs and lots of splurge! A great show for all the family, and is sure to inspire younger members of the audience to tread the boards! ‘Genuinely feel-good musical with shedloads of talent from a young cast’ (BroadwayBaby… 

Stand-Up Poet

Stand-Up Poet

‘Excellent show’ (FringeReview.co.uk). Sardonic, comic, whimsical, sometimes just poignant or cathartic, but always ‘keeps you constantly engaged’ (Kansas City Star) delivering verses on life, the universe and everything… ‘There’s a power in both the words and delivery’ (FringeReview… 

Thirteen

Thirteen

What a show! With a new cast of talented teens, this fast-paced, hilarious coming-of-age musical with an unforgettable rock score is back at the Rose Theatre. Evan Goldman’s parents have split up and he is forced to leave the buzz of New York for the lamest place in the world in rural Indiana… 

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Amazing tales, elegantly told. Top award-winning comedians and improvisers tell extravagant stories, all based on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. There will be swords, duels, elephants, castles built of cheese and all of it completely and irrefutably true! Discover how the Baron invented morris dancing, how his actions saved the Isle of Skye from sinking beneath the waves, why every fourth child in Bruges is named after him and other fantastically delightful stories… 

Dear Mr Dead Head

Dear Mr Dead Head

Ten friends. Three idiots. One protest. One accidental murder. Let us take you on a journey to Sunny Side Day Center, where we will challenge your expectations of what exactly the learning disabled community can do… 

Volpone

Volpone

Powerful forces of greed and deception clash in this explosive adaptation of Ben Johnson’s classic comedy. Hog Head Theatre Company, the four-star-rated acting group, returns for its ninth consecutive year… 

Dr Faustus

Dr Faustus

‘He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall’. The clock tolls midnight and devils come to collect Faustus’ soul. When John Faustus grows weary of his dreary scholarly life, he falls upon the art of necromancy… 

There She Is

There She Is

A journey to get there – but if there is a whale blocking the way, the path must change. When a whale beaches on the London Underground, all hell breaks loose and communication abruptly ceases… 

Most Notorious

Most Notorious

Forget everything your history teachers told you, not all pirates had beards. Join the heroines your history books forgot, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, as they shake the shackles of traditional society and elope on a journey of violence and crime on the high seas… 

All Shook Up

All Shook Up

This crowd-pleasing musical is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into town rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swivelling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, and Don’t Be Cruel… 

Eddy Brimson: Life Coaching for Arseholes

Eddy Brimson: Life Coaching for Arseholes

Hi, I’m Eddy Brimson. That’s right, I coach life. To losers. Like you. And I do that by cutting through the Bullshit They say “There’s no ‘i’ in team”… But what does that even mean? That’s just basic spelling… 

Trips and Falls

Trips and Falls

Trips and Falls follows two sisters on a mission to scatter their grandmother’s ashes in the perfect place. They steal the urn, take their mother’s car and head across the border for Scotland in miniature: the Isle of Arran! Hot on their tail though are Mum and Dad… 

Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want

Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want

Six actors. One hour. No script. Join Warwick Improv as we create a completely improvised stage play all spiralling from what you, our audience, suggest. Watch characters collide in a series of engaging narratives wound around unpredictable scenes… 

Just Like a Woman

Just Like a Woman

Ellie, Liz and Tig have worked in the factory for a very long time. Assembling stuff. Checking stuff. Rejecting stuff. So why can’t they remember what the stuff is? And what harm can come if they do remember? A new absurdist comedy from the writer and director of Dark Satanic, winner of Best Drama at the 2017 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival… 

In Space...

In Space...

…No one can hear you sing! Napier University Drama Society returns with an original sci-fi comedy musical. Hilarious chaos ensues when the passengers of the StarShip Unsinkable II unexpectedly wake up and find themselves stranded in space… 

The Lady Boys of Bangkok – The Greatest Showgirls Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok – The Greatest Showgirls Tour

Those dazzling divas are back, ready to party, celebrating being 21 with The Greatest Show Girls Tour! So let’s hear it for the boys as they transform into 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls, adorned with crystals and sequins galore, ready to showcase tributes to some of our favourite divas… 

Voice of Authority

Voice of Authority

European premiere. Best of Fest award-winner, Pittsburgh Fringe Festival 2018. ‘Hidden gem’ (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘Perfect. Magic’ (Theasy.com). With the US Department of Justice after him for $19 million he doesn’t have, Dean’s world has gone sideways… 

Miss DQ Live

Miss DQ Live

Miss DQ was born to perform and lights up a stage. This show will guarantee that one minute you will be on your feet dancing, and the next, grasping for your tissues! Come and be you, whoever you want to be… 

The Peoples Boat

The Peoples Boat

One dinghy. Lost at sea. Four disillusioned knobheads. Join our dysfunctional quartet as they attempt the impossible mission of towing the UK away from the continent. This new comedy follows the intrepid but ignorant explorers as they grapple with life on the ocean and the futility of their existence… 

Paul Putner's Embarrassment – Me and Madness (The Band)

Paul Putner's Embarrassment – Me and Madness (The Band)

It’s the ruby anniversary of Madness and Paul Putner celebrates the past 40 years as a lifelong fan. A story of a young, obsessive, nutty boy who took his passion for Madness one step beyond! Enjoy tales of freaky fandom, demented dancing, dodgy haircuts and glorious gigs… 

Vibe Revue Supper Club at The Grange

Vibe Revue Supper Club at The Grange

Dress up for a special night at the Grange Club in trendy Stockbridge – a jazzy vibe of live music, tasteful comedy and dancing to DJs. Buffet supper (vegan option) included. The Victorian cricket pavilion of the Grange Club overlooking Inverleith Park will host a selection of live musicians and acts (check www… 

LARP

LARP

LARP by Berri George (2018 Channel 4 Playwright Award, BBC Hotlist). Lucy Salmon, an introverted lover of mythology, has 10 days to prepare for her first live action role play event… 

Victor

Victor

All Victor wants is a trophy wife and to start a family. All Caitlin wants is a baby and a rich husband. All Fiona wants is to get back with Victor. Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock. 

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Freaks!

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Freaks!

Wonderfully weird characters collide as award-winning cabaret comedian Tracey Collins returns with her new show Tina T’urner Tea Lady and Freaks! Fantasy, obsession and loss come to the fore in this celebration of showbiz and the surreal… 

Olaf Falafel – It's One Giant Leek for Mankind

Olaf Falafel – It's One Giant Leek for Mankind

Surrealist comedian, author, illustrator and Fringe favourite Olaf Falafel presents his latest book It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 moon landing, this hilarious silly show is packed full of jokes, farts, drawing, moon baboons and oversized vegetables! ‘Brilliantly funny!’ (Tim Peake, astronaut). 

I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less

I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less

Are you aware of the devastation that is possible by just one negative thought…? Do you know what will help you more: the wise words of Buddha or the fetish uniform of superhero He-Man… 

Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales from the Great White North)

Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales from the Great White North)

Comic dance-theatre conceived and performed by Yukon born ‘Intrepid’ Jen. This is the story of Jen’s life and survival in the remote wilds of the Yukon Territory, Northern Canada… 

Bangkok Ladyboys Comedy Show

Bangkok Ladyboys Comedy Show

This comedy duo started working together over 20 years ago, touring all over the world with companies including The Lady Boys of Bangkok. The quick timing, fast-moving hysterical performers will save you the trouble of travelling to Thailand and give you a one-hour glimpse of comedy geniuses at work, having performed all over in Thailand in the biggest ladyboy shows! This is really a show not to be missed! Including Chinese comedy, Motown, the famous One Man Woman and many more big names and styles that we all associate with a top cabaret show. 

Second Honeymoon

Second Honeymoon

Set in an Ayrshire guest house in the 1960s, this hilarious comedy follows a week in the life of Mr and Mrs McIlroy who have chosen to revisit where they had spent their honeymoon 25 years earlier… 

After Vibe

After Vibe

Dress up for a special night at the Grange Club in trendy Stockbridge (following the Vibe Revue Supper Club) – live music and dancing from a range of jazz, pop and funk performers and DJs including Katriona Taylor, Jesse Rae, High Fade, Les Bof, La Boum, Viper Swing and Col Me Al Jazz duo… 

A Short Cut to Happiness

A Short Cut to Happiness

A razor sharp and surreal exploration of mental health and modernity, through the fractured lens of a manic motivational speaker. 

Mother Goose

Mother Goose

Yes it’s panto at the Fringe! Mother Goose is making its debut at the Fringe in this fast moving Scottish comedy panto classic. From ghosts and ghouls to singalong songs, it’s a family must this Fringe… 

Lovely Girls

Lovely Girls

Chess and Cristina are multi award-winning duo, The Hiccup Project, often introduced as ‘the lovely hiccup girls’. At first, they didn’t react, because women are supposed to be lovely… 

Om Shaadi Om

Om Shaadi Om

Nina is on her multicultural, mixed-up and unfinished journey to matrimony. Hindus pray ‘om shanti om’ for universal tranquillity, but until Nina has her wedding, or Shaadi, there is no peace… 

TGIF

TGIF

TGIF is the best worst episode of Friends you’ll see this summer. Four best friends meet every Friday night to play their favourite games. This Friday, the gang has two new members… 

The Witch of Wall Street

The Witch of Wall Street

Financier? Miser? Witch? A dry-witted tale about the life of Hetty Green, once America’s richest woman. From selling her fine dresses to buy government bonds through her rise to dominance in the macho world of Wall Street, this story charts the drama and betrayal which convinced Hetty that money was the only thing worth holding onto… 

Shower Scene

Shower Scene

Sex work, madness and climate change. A dark comedy. Physical theatre, storytelling and jet black humour, told by an anarchic indomitable heroine. ‘Mantripp knows how to balance, and she does so skillfully on many levels’ **** (Fest, 2017)… 

Chagos 1971

Chagos 1971

This is a bizarre, unbelievable, but true story – and a darkly hilarious play. 

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

After a string of five-star sell-out Fringe productions, EUSOG is thrilled to present their latest Edinburgh Fringe show: Sweet Charity! The story follows Charity Hope Valentine, an eternal optimist determined to find a better life for herself… 

Reba Martell: Salt \'n\' Sauce!

Reba Martell: Salt \'n\' Sauce!

The winner of Scotland’s Best Drag Queen has arrived in Edinburgh and she’s ready to serve up a storm. 

Something Else

Something Else

What do you expect when you go to a holiday resort? Seaside memories, hearty dinners, relaxation and… purgatory? This is the story of golden oldies Pete and Maggie who are trapped in a resort filled with demonic staff and warped activities… 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Bare Productions return following their sell-out run in Fringe 2018 with a deliciously wicked musical. Something is wrong with Wednesday. Gomez and Morticia are worried about their daughter; the charming little bundle of malice has lost her taste for death, darkness and torture… 

The Humans

The Humans

At Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers at the run-down Manhattan apartment in Chinatown of Brigid Blake and her boyfriend Richard. Brigid’s parents arrive for dinner with Brigid, Richard and Aimee, their other adult daughter… 

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

You know, the Brothers Grimm weren’t all fairy princesses and happy-ever-afters. Join our intrepid group of actors as we attempt to recreate all of their tales in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza… 

Hearts Like Fists

Hearts Like Fists

A female superhero-noir comedy about the dangers of love. Full of stage combat, this live-action comic book follows the adventures of the elite Crimefighters in their attempt to defeat Doctor X… 

The Norse Mythology Ragnasplosion

The Norse Mythology Ragnasplosion

You may think you know Thor and Loki, but take a whirlwind tour through Norse mythology and you’ll realise their adventures are even funnier and weirder than anything you’ve read or seen… 

Self Portraits

Self Portraits

Self Portraits plays with notions of gender, sexuality and the effects that time and age have on our bodies, our perception of who we are and who we have been and who we might become… 

Kurl Up and Dye

Kurl Up and Dye

This hilarious dark comedy welcomes you into Kurl Up and Dye, a warm and friendly though largely unsuccessful Yorkshire beauticians. The salon, run haphazardly by Sarah, Michelle, Amanda and Jo, receives a wide range of regulars – though none as loyal as 93-year-old Mrs Clarke… 

Ashes

Ashes

Floyd Central’s production of Ashes by Chris Bundy takes a post-mortem look at death and the life our remains might have in our absence. Irreverent and witty, this new play laughs in the face of death (and sneezes too)… 

All in the Timing

All in the Timing

Get ready for word-bending, thought-provoking, side-splitting comedy. Whether exploring the minefields of modern relationships, looking at how a post-modern composer might go shopping, or wondering whether three chimps with typewriters really could write Hamlet, David Ives’ one-acts will keep you thinking – and laughing… 

Nothing Really Means Anything Anymore So Shut Up, Tim?

Nothing Really Means Anything Anymore So Shut Up, Tim?

After receiving a scathing audience review, failed performer Oskar Schortz saw two options: to deal with it and move on; or to dwell, lament and plan the downfall of his arch-critic, Tim… 

OLD: Online Dating

OLD: Online Dating

At 32 Kate should have so much more: a great career and perfect family. But she feels lost and desperately lonely. Every night she returns to an empty flat and talks to her home computer system, Lexa who doles out platitudes and sarcasm… 

Said and Done

Said and Done

Two women sit at a wedding. The Prosecco is free-flowing, emotions are running high and everything is dangerously overspilling in this sharply observed comedy about love, hate and all that lies in between… 

The Electric Cabaret

The Electric Cabaret

The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns. A unique blend of comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, jazz and speciality acts from across the Fringe. With a different line-up every night this is a chance to see some of the Festival’s most exciting new artists… 

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine is a town so far north that it is almost not even a town. Since its residents never got around to getting organised, it’s just… almost. These northern Maine residents find themselves struggling with love in the most human and, at times, most surreal of ways… 

The Liar

The Liar

Lovers, gossips, duels, jealousy, clowns and, of course, lies. The Liar, a French comedy by Corneille, adapted for the modern stage by David Ives, is a feast for the eyes and a deluge for the ears in rhyming pentameter… 

The Gin Show

The Gin Show

Following on from our success last year, the gin-tasting show is back with comedy and songs interspersing our three free gin tastings. It’s a great way to end your Fringe evening. Don’t miss it! This hosted event changes every night as new talent comes along and entertains us with a variety of acts and performances… 

Wait Wait Bo Bait

Wait Wait Bo Bait

Waiting… Waiting… Waiting… What are you waiting for, right now? Christmas to come? The phone to ring? Class to be over? The man of your dreams? The line to move? The answer? To be yelled at for setting the toilet on fire? We all have to wait… 

Tartuffe or The Hypocrite

Tartuffe or The Hypocrite

Tartuffe or the Hypocrite, the Moliere Classic with a nod to cirque and commedia, is not your average take on Tartuffe! Orgon, the patriarch of the family, has decided to give all his worldly possessions to the pious holy man named Tartuffe… 

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! 

Adventures of a Comic Book Artist

Adventures of a Comic Book Artist

Stanley ‘Leonardo’ Sappovitz wants to become a comic book artist. He gets a job as a janitor at Wonder Comics in hope of getting discovered by his boss, DC Wunderman. DC invests in magical pens guaranteed to bring comic book characters his artists create to life, hoping to revolutionise the comic book industry, but his plan turns sour when his artists unwittingly unleash the dreaded Dr Shock Clock who reeks mayhem in the city… 

In PurSUEt

In PurSUEt

Inspired by true events: a passionate Sue Perkins Superfan, sent to a therapist to deal with her drinking, relays her adventures pursuing Sue. Fleabag meets Maranda in this fierce, heartfelt new LGBT comedy/drama… 

Gut Buddies

Gut Buddies

Karl is a parasitic worm: he spent a lot of time looking for his ideal habitat; he finally found it in a corner of the intestines where he can survive undisturbed… at least until today… 

Ginger Monologues

Ginger Monologues

Ginger Monologues is a mixture of stand-up and song. It is a hilarious retelling of one ginger’s journey from shame to sass! Watch as she battles gingerists and draws inspiration from her ginger forefathers… 

Bondage Queen Sings the Hits!

Bondage Queen Sings the Hits!

Join the ultimate mistress of mayhem, JoJo Bellini, as she takes you from the salacious to the sublime. A kink-alicious cabaret with 80s music, tantalising tales and much naughtiness… 

The Greatest Theatrical Event... Ever!

The Greatest Theatrical Event... Ever!

After numerous fires and showbiz bombs, The Grand Carlysle Theatre is amazingly celebrating its 100th anniversary. Experience the historical highlights! A musical view from the iceberg’s perspective in Titanic, King Kong leashed and vaudeville acrobats! From kitchen sink dramas to spectacular spectacles worth spectating… 

Broken Funnies

Broken Funnies

Martin Bearne is a struggling stand-up comedian (‘killer one-liners’ (Scotsman), ‘like a deranged Milton Jones, only filthier’ (ThreeWeeks)), who gigs around the country, entertaining and disgusting audiences in equal measures with his sick and sexually deviant act, but can he make his therapist laugh… 

tEMPORARY sANITY

tEMPORARY sANITY

At a personal crossroads, Ulysses, an Uber driver, embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. Along the way, he picks up a tapestry of riders. And their chance meetings—conjuring humor, hopes, and horrors—may help both driver and riders find their way on the road ahead… 

Craig's Magic Show

Craig's Magic Show

Magician Craig Stephenson has dazzled audiences around the world with his exemplary sleight of hand skills combined with devilish psychological illusion. His latest show brings his newest material to the Edinburgh Fringe for an evening of magic, mystery and laughter… 

Mason King – Sleight of Mind

Mason King – Sleight of Mind

Mason King returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for another journey into the inner depths of the human mind! As a child he always dreamt of being amazing at the art of sleight of hand… 

Gilbert and Sullivan\'s Improbable New Musical: Less Miserable

Gilbert and Sullivan\'s Improbable New Musical: Less Miserable

In an afterlife, Gilbert brags to Sullivan that, as fathers of the modern musical, all new musicals are basically just variations on their own plots! Sullivan challenges him to tel… 

baby-go-round

baby-go-round

Time is ticking for Kate to have a baby… how far will she go to make it work? Georgia has a baby on board and wants everyone to know. Amy just wants to be able to feed her baby. baby-go-round is a cabaret-style show with song, dance and comedy sketches about motherhood and the joys and pains of being – or not being – a mother… 

Disenchanted

Disenchanted

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. With book, music, and lyrics by Dennis T Giacino, Disenchanted! has sold out houses all over the world and Stage Avenue are absolutely delighted to be performing it’s Scottish premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe!  

Candy Factory

Candy Factory

Hard drugs and hard times are a recipe for mayhem in Saltire Sky’s latest production. The Candy Factory follows Scarface wannabe Kevin in his quest to survive his time in the joint… 

Bottoms Up!

Bottoms Up!

Wayne is a conman. Wayne doesn’t want to pay taxes anymore. Wayne discovers that the heads of all religious bodies are excluded from doing so. Luckily enough, this is around the same time he discovers he’s the reincarnation of Jesus Christ… 

1902

1902

Saltire Sky’s hit debut show is back. Follow these fearless young Scots in their quest to see their heroes lift the Scottish Cup. Laughter, tears and bevy are guaranteed in this electric piece of new writing… 

Topsy and Turvy's Twisty Turny Journey

Topsy and Turvy's Twisty Turny Journey

Joey’s trapped in a maze! Topsy and Turvy have been given the super dooper important task of bringing him back to the Aussie Zoo. But unknown to them… this maze is full of magic! In their Twisty Turny Journey they encounter not only heaps of Aussie wildlife, but also meet giant dancing seagulls, a talking rocket ship and a kooky kookaburra that won’t stop singing! Topsy and Turvy need your help to dance, sing and rock your silly side through the many tricks and turns of the maze… 

Jesus L'Oreal – Still Nailing It!

Jesus L'Oreal – Still Nailing It!

Halleberrylujah! Nobody makes a comeback like Jesus L’Oreal. Having spread the gospel in the award-nominated Christ on a Bike, calorie-burning Cross Fit and rapturous Nailed It, our sassy, dyslexic King of the Shoes descends once again in a cloud of Febreeze to celebrate highlights from this fabulous Holy Trinity… 

Magic, Mind Reading and Telerabbitry

Magic, Mind Reading and Telerabbitry

Using only a deck of cards and a toy rabbit, magician Craig Stephenson has been amazing audiences all over the world. This show brings together all of the best routines he has been dazzling audiences with, and promises an exhilarating hour of magic, mind reading and a lot of humour… 

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord

Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room with no exit, as they ransack the philosophies of their lives and work, searching for a truth – why us? And why, in God’s name, together?! At once uproarious, raw and painfully honest, Discord unveils the many virtues and vices of these towering icons and discovers a universal truth: no human is human without flaws. 

Cabaret at Le Monde

Cabaret at Le Monde

The Le Monde cabaret show is at the forefront for discerning Fringe-goers and is a must-see of the festival! Relax in our luxurious Dirty Martini lounge and let us treat you to our pick of the Fringe artistes featuring magic, comedy, burlesque, cabaret crooners and more… 

The Snoopy Question

The Snoopy Question

What are dogs really like? What are people really like? Join Matt Black for joyful entertainment with surprising dog facts, excellent poems, cheap props and Snoopy’s answer to world peace… 

Hitler's Tasters

Hitler's Tasters

A dark comedy about the young women who had the “honour” of being Adolph Hitler’s food tasters. Based on true events, Hitler’s Tasters explores the way girls navigate sexuality, friendship, patriotism, and poison during the Third Reich… 

Love Bites

Love Bites

Love. Urgh! Nasty, pitiful emotion to be avoided at all costs. Love Bites is a gloriously black cabaret that rips down the ”happily ever after” backdrop and exposes love’s shriveled truth… 

Best of the Fest Daytime

Best of the Fest Daytime

Bite-size tasters of the best comedy, music and circus, all prepared for you in our glorious Spiegeltent. With line-ups changing daily, we have something for everyone, so let us bring you the Best of the Fest! See assemblyfestival… 

zounds!

zounds!

zounds! is a comedy about the Greek gods during the Trojan War, set in the present. In the ninth year, when Aphrodite is injured in battle, Zeus puts the gods under house arrest on Mount Olympus… 

Back of the Bus

Back of the Bus

Come ride on a bus through the streets of Edinburgh as dancers propel themselves along the aisles and hang from the roof. Physical comedy, kinetic energy and outrageous scenarios combine to create a magical mystery tour… 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Actors from around the world rehearsed via Skype for four months and then met here in Scotland to put on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Come join us for crazy love, fairies and a donkey!  

Bodily Functions and Where to Find Them

Bodily Functions and Where to Find Them

When was the last time you talked about poo? We’re guessing not recently. Throw away your inhibitions and spend an hour indulging yourselves in our comedy-theatre play, breaking down stigmas one flush at a time… 

Grave Concern

Grave Concern

There are only two remaining vacant graves in the family plot – and Uncle John will not miss out on one. Cue a morbid dogfight with vindaloos, Belgian girlfriends, and handbag-wielding octogenarians… 

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

In the rigid high society of Georgian England, social mores must be obeyed and, when it comes to courting, the slightest gesture has the power to change everything. Join TBD Theatre for Forbidden Fruit: a riotous game of love where we put the power in your hands – at each performance the audience will decide which actor plays which role… 

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

Rakish aristocrat and first-time detective Charlie Montague must prevent a murder. The chap dies. Fresh from a national tour and sell-out shows in 2016 and 2017 (every ticket sold), award-winning comedian Tom Taylor’s critically acclaimed one-man murder mystery returns for nine shows only… 

The Seven Second Theory

The Seven Second Theory

John Doe is having a bad day. He’s dead. Or close enough to it anyway. As he lies waiting for his life support machine to be turned off, he relives his life, taking the audience on a journey to show just how he ended up in this predicament anyway… 

2 Clowns 1 Cup

2 Clowns 1 Cup

Sex. It’s raw, passionate and intimate. But sometimes, sex can be downright funny. Ugly Bucket have invited women to dish all the dirty details, and now they invite you to join two clowns on a wild journey of sex and self-discovery! From puberty to puppetry, condoms to clowning, music and masturbation, 2 Clowns 1 Cup explores everything unsexy in sex, with little left to the imagination… 

Trump's Fake TV

Trump's Fake TV

Trump’s Fake TV roasts popular culture with mischievous glee. From a drag version of Donald Trump to Theresa May, and everyone in-between. Politics, celebrity and television. Nobody is safe… 

Sister Act

Sister Act

A feel-amazing, disco, gospel extravaganza chock full of amazingly talented women! And a few bad guys too… Sister Act tells the hilarious story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder… 

Illicit Thrill – Where Do We Gogo from Here...

Illicit Thrill – Where Do We Gogo from Here...

Get your tip dollars out and leave your inhibitions at the door as you step into the Fringe’s shadiest strip joint. To celebrate housemistress Gypsy ‘Fur Coat Nae Knickers’ Charms’s 21 years of stripping, the show that has been teaching Edinburgh audiences to perv responsibly gets ready to party! Join Stacey ‘The Legs’ Clare, Roxy Stardust and the kick-ass stripteasers of the Thrill as they get rude, crude and very, very nude… 

Elliot Bibby – More McMagic Moments

Elliot Bibby – More McMagic Moments

Current International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring Close-Up Magic Champion, Elliot Bibby is back and bringing More McMagic Moments than ever before. Come on a magical journey where you’ll see bottles of whisky appear from thin air, watch as the laws of gravity are flipped upside down and find out what ingredients actually lie within a scotch pie! This is his sixth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and his most ambitious show to date… 

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Shellshock!

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Shellshock!

When Shelly, recent grad and marketing whizz, is summoned to the secret headquarters of the world’s largest oil and gas company she thinks she’s hit the big time. They’ve got a PR problem and need some fresh ideas fast… 

Elizabethan

Elizabethan

Join Tobias Bacon as he lutes and lusts his way through Elizabethan England in this new musical comedy based on genuine Renaissance songs. With the help of the audience – and some extremely dodgy wigs – David William Hughes plays Tobias and a trio of his lovers, all whilst singing and playing the lute… 

Me and My Doll

Me and My Doll

This interesting two-hander from writer and director Lucy Bird paints a raucous, vivid picture of a lonely life, that of wage-slave Kate, played by Dru Stephenson, and what happens… 

In the Shadow of the Black Dog

In the Shadow of the Black Dog

All the Pigs presents an endearing dark comedy about Alquist, who is suspended in an adolescent mindset trying to start life over, leading him to challenge his beliefs about what it means to be a man… 

Confetti and Chaos

Confetti and Chaos

Become a guest at the surprise wedding reception that’s full of secrets bursting out while unexpected guests burst in, bust up and bust a move. Crammed with comedy and chaos and even a three-course meal, this whirlwind, confetti-fuelled experience features quick-fire laughs and quick-fire character changes… 

Bedlam Late Night

Bedlam Late Night

Bedlam Fringe’s in-house alternative comedy night, back for its fourth year at the Fringe. 

Only Fools the Cushty Dining Experience

Only Fools the Cushty Dining Experience

Fringe debut for new immersive comedy by the makers of Faulty Towers the Dining Experience. Join the pride of Peckham in a fun-filled knees-up as the Trotters try to drum up some cash in a night of wheeling, dealing and plenty of laughs… 

Gregory's Girl

Gregory's Girl

The stage adaptation of the iconic film by Bill Forsyth – all the original humour is retained as Gregory wrestles with his passion and Dorothy takes control. Andy and Charlie pursue their seemingly hopeless quest for female company which might take them to Caracas; whilst Steve the master cook is offering advice, pastries and maybe his smart, white jacket… 

The Two Moronnies – Brexed Off!

The Two Moronnies – Brexed Off!

Sophisticated wit and wordplay as The Two Moronnies lampoon the lampoonable in their unique, energetic musical style. Tunes for all ages and tastes with new, topical lyrics set to familiar songs that target the well known, the gaffe-prone and plain old narcissistic celebrities… 

Chores

Chores

Chores is the story of two typical young rascal boys playing in their messy bedroom. Suddenly, Mother’s alarming screams rattle the boys into acrobatic action. A generous serve of comedy and chaotic acrobatics accompanies every attempt at cleaning their room… 

Funny in Real Life

Funny in Real Life

A stand-up comedian sees his world fall apart when his wife decides he can no longer mention her onstage. Should anything be off limits in the realm of confessional comedy? Is it OK to overshare with an audience of complete strangers? How would you feel if your life was turned into a joke? After last year’s hugely successful run of their debut play, The Ladder, real life married couple Rob Rouse (Bottom in BBC’s Upstart Crow) and Helen Rutter (Holby City, Coronation Street) return to Edinburgh with their brand new show… 

Tumours

Tumours

Jay is 27. For one more day. And she reckons she’s about to die. It’s not all that rational, but whoever let that get in the way of a premature death fantasy? Written and performed by Ashleigh Laurence (Soho Writers’ Lab 2018/19), Tumours is a witty, tender, and darkly funny portrayal of a young woman trapped by the fate of her genetic legacy… 

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Award-winning Scottish author Stuart Reid launches his eighth book at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019 with an exploration of eggy explosions, big bottom burps and his fear of farts… 

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

The Fantastic Magic Show is a special and unique experience for the children and their parents. It is wonderful and memorable entertainment. The Fantastic Magic Show includes a lot of participation from the kids, which keeps the kids active throughout the whole show and brings tonnes of fun and joy for everybody… 

Children are Stinky

Children are Stinky

***** (FamiliesOnline.co.uk). ***** (EdinburghFestivalsforKids.com). ***** (PlanetArts.org). A super five-star total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe sensation, you’d better book your tickets in advance! High-calibre circus, a rocking soundtrack and genuine belly laughs have thrilled audiences all over the globe… 

Down It Fresher!

Down It Fresher!

After getting dragged along to the smelliest, most infamous night club in Edinburgh by her new friends, Frida the Fresher meets Matt, a posh English guy from the rival university. It’s love at first sight, but only for Frida… 

Passport and Prozac

Passport and Prozac

Canadian stand-up Byron Bertram hilariously explores being a black sheep in an all-Chinese high school, dating a Japanese celebrity and travelling to 20 different countries while dealing with Obsessive Compulsive disorder… 

The Clinic 4 Kidz

The Clinic 4 Kidz

Come see your drag-ony aunt Gloria and let her and some super funny comedians solve all your problems. We’ve got comedy, great advice and ridiculous prizes to give you. Yes, you. Probably… 

Romantic Romeo

Romantic Romeo

The Capulets and the Montagues hate each other but Romeo has something else on his mind. He’s in love with Rosaline and then with Juliet! The romantic couple are now set on the path to their tragic deaths… 

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

The hilarious science show is back with a new food-themed show. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off too. Wanna see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? All the tricks can be performed by you when you go home… 

Who Is Daniel King

Who Is Daniel King

A story of a man who decides to be a dancer. Daniel’s living the patriarchal dream, everything that should bring happiness. It hasn’t. He discovers what he really wants, but is it what he needs? A comedy about male ego and dancing by Ed Eales-White… 

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Bowjangles are a string quartet who can really play. They dance whilst they play. They sing whilst they play. They leap, tumble, juggle and joke whilst they play. In this new show marking their 10 year anniversary, Bowjangles tell the somewhat ludicrous story of their journey to find the most priceless relic of all – a mysterious violin bow known as Excalibow… 

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

In a camp fusion of comedy, cabaret and opera, Madame Chandelier guides you through her favourite opera plots, with jokes, drinking games, and a Nessun Dorma sing-along! Having stolen this great music from the grand opera house, Madame Chandelier, the joyfully ridiculous and self-proclaimed anti-diva of opera, is tearing down the pretence and bringing opera to the people… 

Redacted Arachnid

Redacted Arachnid

Following the death of his predecessor, an established theatre producer takes on the most expensive Broadway musical of all time. 

My Mate Dave Died

My Mate Dave Died

When Dave dies and is sent back to the living, he is only visible to his best friend Jimmy. 

Tartuffe

Tartuffe

Liz Lochhead’s un-PC, rude, rhyming cut of Moliere’s classic relocated to a 1940s Scotch living room. Con man Tartuffe, with his perfect mark in the gullible paterfamilias, will ruin them all… 

The Wrong Ffion Jones

The Wrong Ffion Jones

Once famed for coal, copper and steel production, Wales’s industry has now ground to a halt. All that’s left to sell is Welsh pride, and even that is quickly drying up at the hands of business tycoons Bevan, Bevan, Bevan and co… 

Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours

Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours

The originator of Silent Disco Walking Tours, Guru Dudu, returns to Edinburgh with his hilarious Village People tour guides. Daily tours of spontaneous flash mobs through the streets, interpretative dance around local landmarks, group singing and lots of fun interaction with onlookers… 

Sunshine

Sunshine

All Mr Sand wanted to do was relax and enjoy the breeze of the sea air on his skin, and the sunshine on his face. Simple pleasures. However, he did not know that he would have to share the beach with someone else… 

Pals

Pals

Meet the pals – Pete, Andy, Linda and Sue – in a hit new comedy based on the true story of Brummy council estate mates, from the sixties to the noughties. Nostalgia, pop, scouts, besties, bullies, beatings and sex… 

Lucille and Cecilia

Lucille and Cecilia

Two circus sea lions: one is desperate to escape, the other gets off on her daily rub downs from Trevor the trainer. A moving black comedy about two performing pinnipeds who only have each other, which is a pity as they’re both idiots… 

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Calling kids aged 5 to 100, join our mighty gang! A sensational interactive show, where the worlds of comedy and beatboxing collide with electrifying results. Pick up beatboxing tips to impress your friends, make mind-blowing music, win prizes and laugh through your pantaloons! Fantastic family fun and silliness galore, with award-winning comedian Jarred Christmas (as seen on CBBC’s Joke Machine and Dog Ate My Homework) and world champion beatboxer and UK loopstation champion, Hobbit… 

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

A hilarious show for the whole family. Mr Vita will delight audiences of all ages with his perfectly crafted juggling routines, physical comedy and fork throwing! The audience is invited into an eccentric and surprising world where everyday objects such as plungers, forks and frisbees are brought to life in non-traditional juggling routines… 

Extreme Paranormal Tour

Extreme Paranormal Tour

Extreme Paranormal Ghost Tour is only for those that consider themselves to be very brave, those who are not afraid to venture into some of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations both above and underground… 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

You’ve seen football. You’ve seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? Two teams will battle it out for the biggest laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions… 

Before 30

Before 30

Before 30 follows Chris, a Deliveroo driver trying to make his way in the world. His previous struggles with depression and anxiety resurface as he faces the prospect of turning 30, comparing himself to his grandad who seemingly achieved life’s milestones so easily… 

Karaoke Saved My Life

Karaoke Saved My Life

Scotty D, a city boy born and raised in South Detroit, will take you on a journey, showing how karaoke saved his life and how it can save yours, too. ‘A fascinating character with some terrific stories’ (ManhattanDigest… 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

You’ve seen football. You’ve seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? Two teams will battle it out for the biggest laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions… 

Mike Newall: Re:Newall

Mike Newall: Re:Newall

I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this title before. Having to move back home at 36 and “start again”, maybe this is the right time. ‘Well-crafted jokes, great callbacks and a wonderfully dry delivery’ (ThreeWeeks)… 

Harvey Greenfield Is Running Late

Harvey Greenfield Is Running Late

Is it possible to please everyone, all of the time? And at what cost to your family and health? In this fast and frenetic comedy, award-winning writer/performer Paul Richards (‘This riotously funny show might just be the funniest hour you spend at this year’s Fringe’ (The Write Angle on Facebook)) explores our need to please, and why it’s sometimes healthy to, every now and then, just sit in a shed and play Subbuteo by yourself, eating biscuits and pretending to be Meat Loaf. 

Frankie Foxstone AKA The Profit: Walking Tour

Frankie Foxstone AKA The Profit: Walking Tour

‘A total highlight’ (Audience review, HighTide Festival 2018). Meet Frankie Foxstone: self-styled Profit and bulldozing, bamboozling developer. She will take you on a whirlwind walking tour of her smashing plans for Edinburgh… 

The Red Hourglass

The Red Hourglass

A dazzling, unique horror-comedy from Alan Bissett, the Fringe First-winning creator of The Moira Monologues. Here he plays five characters – three male, two female, none of them human – locked up together in a mysterious research facility… 

Ross Smith: Crying/Shame

Ross Smith: Crying/Shame

Boys don’t cry – but should they? Ross Smith can’t remember the last time he did and is unsure if he still can. In Crying/Shame, Smith asks why it’s good to cry, for emotional well-being and comedy awards… 

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Possibly the best musical comedy show with live piano and a Romanian performer! It is a 50-minute journey through life. Come on, all aboard! It is a knockabout combination of stand-up and sit down (at the piano) comedy, non-verbal moments, songs of love and more… 

The Long Pigs

The Long Pigs

Horror meets hilarity! Spine-tingling original theatre that is hilariously dark and frighteningly funny. Join this underground clown cult that audiences have been raving about. Set in a rickety abattoir-shack, the Pigs are working hard on their latest obsession, rid the world of every last red-nose clown… 

Guys, Dolls and Pies

Guys, Dolls and Pies

Damon Runyon’s brilliant Broadway Stories became Guys and Dolls. Here, two of his finest, Johnny One Eye and A Piece of Pie, twist and swing to life like improvised jazz! Best Show runner-up, Brighton Fringe 2017… 

The Professor

The Professor

The university’s oddest professor has made a remarkable discovery. He’s thrilled – but why is his lecture today even stranger and wilder than ever? An odd, surreal comedy about Dickens, shipwrecks, the Venus de Milo, fainting poets and the perils of original thinking… 

Mark Bunyan: 40 Years Out

Mark Bunyan: 40 Years Out

Britain’s Got Talent approached Mark Bunyan last October to sing on their programme but two days before his London Palladium debut, the BGT lawyers decided that his song about apples was too rude for ITV… 

Fags, Mags and Bags

Fags, Mags and Bags

‘All human life is in shop… there’s not a single aspect of it that’s not covered by at least one partwork magazine (free binder with part one)’. Dave! Please be a trumpet! Multiple award-winning Radio 4 comedy Fags, Mags and Bags is finally going live! Experience near your actual face Ramesh’s shop logic, Dave’s Vera Drake fleece, Alok’s pointy shoes and Sanjay’s weaponised sarcasm (#weaponisedsarcasm)… 

The Greatest Magic Show

The Greatest Magic Show

Winner of Fringe World 2019 Best Children’s Show Weekly Award! The multi award-winning, sell-out sensation of 2018, The Greatest Magic Show is coming to Edinburgh for the first time! Sure to be one of the best family shows you’ll see all festival, come see the stars – Sam and Justin – hit the spotlight debuting brand-new and hilarious magic and insane circus stunts! Come see why this show is quickly taking the world by storm, and you may even be one of the lucky few to come up on stage!! Book now! 

Who Did I Think She Was?

Who Did I Think She Was?

In this new show, directed by Dan Ayling, we follow Peter as he travels from stuttering schoolboy to bald old git via weekend hippy, bingo caller, punk and speed freak in his incre… 

Gun

Gun

‘If you’re gonna kill a man, better make sure you do it properly. First rule of a murder’. Gun is a one-man comedy western written and performed by a quarter of Fringe favourite sketch troupe Clever Peter (‘fast, witty, clever, stupid’ (Guardian))… 

The Struggling Life of an Artist

The Struggling Life of an Artist

A struggling movie actress and an aspiring horror writer are on the very brink of success – each just a compromise away. 

I Am the Horrible Thing

I Am the Horrible Thing

Greg almost died on vacation in Costa Rica. Now he wants to tell you the whole funny/sad story and about the time he painted his penis purple in Hawaii. This is a true story. Greg is a lifelong improv comic, but in this show he does something a little different… 

Huggers

Huggers

The popular show with a revolving line-up of performers of all varieties to entertain all the family returns after more shows at festivals worldwide. ‘Music, comedy and magic kept the kids entertained… Whizzed past and was perfectly timed for child attention spans… Left the kids wanting more… My eight-year-old absolutely loved it!’ (ChildFriendlyBrighton… 

Huggers

Huggers

The popular show with a revolving line-up of performers of all varieties to entertain all the family returns after more shows at festivals worldwide. ‘Music, comedy and magic kept the kids entertained… Whizzed past and was perfectly timed for child attention spans… Left the kids wanting more… My eight-year-old absolutely loved it!’ (ChildFriendlyBrighton… 

Games With James

Games With James

Award-winning comedian and UK board-gaming champion James Cook invites you to play board games live on stage. Buckaroo, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos and more, played like never before. 

Kevin Quantum: And for My Next Trick 2

Kevin Quantum: And for My Next Trick 2

Sell-outs in 2017/18. Best Magic winner at Adelaide Fringe. Kevin Quantum reactivates his silly side; returning with more magic, reimagined favourites, new illusions and big laughs in a show that will rock your socks off… 

I’m Just Kidneying

I’m Just Kidneying

Amanda donated her kidney for her sister. But she wasn’t a match. Yet, she saved two lives. What?! Sounds like an incredibly heroic sacrifice, but Amanda loves attention, so it worked out for everyone… 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Just cos you’re a kid doesn’t mean you should miss out on the best stand-ups and sketch acts of the Fringe! Just cos you’re an adult at a kids’ show doesn’t mean you can’t also have the best time! Since 2005 we have been persuading our favourite performers to entertain family audiences, and with different shiny line-ups every day there will always be something new to delight you… 

Emmy Blotnick: Party Nights

Emmy Blotnick: Party Nights

In 2015, Nicki Minaj was paid approximately $400,000 to appear at a New York City bar mitzvah. On the red carpet of this bar mitzvah she posed for a photograph flanked by eight red-faced 13-year-old Jewish boys, four on each side… 

Girlfriend From Hell – The Bitch is Back

Girlfriend From Hell – The Bitch is Back

GFH builds on the runaway success of Gabby’s last Edinburgh show and offers a new series of life hacks on today’s dating and partying scene. From how to resist sweet chardonnay’s charms after you promised dear old Buxton Water you wouldn’t see her again to guidance on the best flirty filters to use when you want your ex’s new girlfriend to clock how good you look… 

Eli Matthewson – An Inconvenient Poof

Eli Matthewson – An Inconvenient Poof

It’s been 10 years since Eli was made Head Environment Prefect at high school. It’s hard to believe he still hasn’t saved the world. In fact he’s starting to worry he’s made it worse… 

How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life

Meet Melissa. She loves cake, glitter and she’s got cervical cancer. Join us in the lead-up to her death party, with Spice Girl routines, glitter cannons and everything in-between. ‘The first surprise is how funny the play is’ (Liz Dyer, TheBlogofTheatreThings… 

Trump the Musical

Trump the Musical

Edinburgh’s 2018 smash hit returns! 2020. Time to Make Donald Great Again. But can King Nigel Farage of England get his trade deal? Will Kim Jong Un ever stop messing about with missiles? Why has Vladimir Putin gone suspiciously quiet? From the perpetrators of Boris the Musical – **** (TheReviewsHub… 

The Pat Hobby Stories

The Pat Hobby Stories

F Scott Fitzgerald’s sparkling, waggish tales of 1939 Hollywood delightfully rendered by LA-born actor Paul Birchard. Pat Hobby, script hack who was hot when the movies were dumb, lurches from job to job, managing by luck and low cunning to more or less avoid the abyss of unemployment and despair… 

Madame George by Keir McAllister

Madame George by Keir McAllister

Madame George is a psychic in a slump. It’s been 2 years, 7 months and 11 days since her mum died and she’s still not bothered to get in touch. Then there’s the neighbour, the annoyingly persistent and intrusive Mr Doyle, who also happens to be her last remaining client… 

Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

Primary Times Children’s Choice Award winner Brave Macbeth is back. On his way home from battle, Brave Macbeth meets the witches who tell him that he will become king. Now, he quite likes that idea and so does his wife, the rather scary Lady Macbeth… 

I Lost My Virginity to Chopin\'s Nocturne in B-Flat Minor

I Lost My Virginity to Chopin\'s Nocturne in B-Flat Minor

'I'm not going to gamble the happiness I have with you for a chance at happiness with someone else – what's the point?' Ollie and Laura have been together for three years, an… 

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

Tales of woe, tales of science, tales of curses, tales of defiance. Also, some juggling. Reach into Fanny’s cabinet for a musical voyage of hilarity. But beware! Somebody’s out to sink her ship… 

Ane City

Ane City

Tay has returned to her hometown of Dundee for a summer of relaxation, drinking and self-discovery. But first, she has to get through a night out with her friends, hitting the streets of Dundee… 

Late Lunch with Biggins

Late Lunch with Biggins

National treasure Christopher Biggins requests the pleasure of you company at his late lunch chat show. Join him as he chats with friends old and new along with a few discreet (and perhaps a few indiscreet!) tales from his life and career in what promises to be an hour full of laughs, bonhomie and gossip! Why not come and celebrate a late lunch with the much loved and larger-than-life actor, television personality and the crowned I’m a Celebrity ‘King of the Jungle’ at Edinburgh this year… 

Rubbish Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Rubbish Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Runaways. Fairies. Goblins. Water pistols? The Dream’s been ‘rubbished’! Following 2018’s five-star Fringe run (Romeo and Juliet), the all-male, all-silly Rubbish Shakespeare Company are back… 

Liza Treyger: In The Weeds

Liza Treyger: In The Weeds

Liza has been living it up. Spending so much cash, eating all the food, smoking all the weed, laying on all the surfaces and pretty much living her dream. Then she turned 31 and became a cliché Bridget Jones’ Diary… 

I, AmDram

I, AmDram

Amateur dramatics: the unspoken past of many a Fringe performer. From four generations of leading ladies comes one queer Londoner, sharing a story of return and reconciliation – with her history, hometown and love of musical theatre… 

Don't Mess with the Dummies

Don't Mess with the Dummies

Following the global smash success of the multi award-winning Trash Test Dummies and critically acclaimed Splash Test Dummies, comes Dummies Corp’s all-female circus sensation Don’t Mess with the Dummies… 

Dan Soder: Son Of Gary

Dan Soder: Son Of Gary

In his new hour of stand-up, American comedian Dan Soder addresses the many questions that the mid-30s bring: should he (if given the chance) have kids? Is wanting to be liked a bad thing? Are police dogs on your side? From screaming babies on airplanes to remembering what his single mum had to go through raising an odd only child, Soder emphasises that humour and jokes are best used when life gets tough…… 

Leave a Message

Leave a Message

Two friends, Ed and Sarah, travel to the small squalid bedsit where Ed’s father passed away a few days earlier. As they wade through the debris, the fragments of one lost life begin to coalesce, just as another starts to show signs of cracking… 

Trump Lear

Trump Lear

Last year’s ‘chaotically enjoyable’ (Spectator) sell-out hit Shakespeare adaptation returns. Actor and impersonator Carl David – aka David Carl – is locked up for performing his hilarious Trump-inspired version of Shakespeare’s King Lear… 

Down with the Poetry King!

Down with the Poetry King!

Award-winning silliness and choose-your-own-adventure poems for the whole family as you work to transform your writing skills. Featuring odes to stinky pirates, murderous sheep and deadly mouthwash… 

My Father the Tantric Masseur

My Father the Tantric Masseur

A reserved English father turned Tantric Masseur. A Muslim mother who insists on open dialogue. Roann has been caught in the middle since seven, furiously masturbating… Roann McCloskey navigates life as a post #MeToo queer, British-Algerian woman in this award-winning sell-out production that will have you laughing, crying and pondering the name you’ve given your genitals as you’re taken on a journey of excruciating self-discovery… 

The Listies: Ickypedia

The Listies: Ickypedia

***** (Fest). ***** (List). ***** (ThreeWeeks). ***** (FringeReview.co.uk). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ****½ (Age). Australia’s kidult comedians are back with a new show filled with trademark bottom-waggling anarchy! Based on The Listies best-smelling book, Ickypedia aims to answer all of life’s unimportant questions, like: How do you take a smellfie? What are udderpants?* How many bubble machines are too many? What’s the Snot Ness Monster? What happens if you never ever clean your room? ‘If the Wiggles are the Eagles, the Listies are the Sex Pistols’ (Age)… 

John Accardo: Method to the Magic

John Accardo: Method to the Magic

You want to know how the tricks work, but this show will reveal how a magician thinks! John Accardo may be one of America’s rising young talents, but he’s been performing for over a decade, all the while creating brilliant, funny and original magic… 

Girl Wasp

Girl Wasp

Bees are immediately punished for their stings. Wasps don’t learn their lesson. One small person’s journey to discover that she has and is everything she’s always wanted. She’s just one fib away… 

A Holy Show

A Holy Show

Written and directed by Janet Moran A new comedy about the most Irish of hijackings. There’ll be music, nostalgia, heroism, praying, visions, romance (maybe), sex (maybe), a special appearance by Our Lady (definitely)… 

Julius 'Call Me Caesar' Caesar

Julius 'Call Me Caesar' Caesar

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Andrew Maxwell (Live at the Apollo; winner: Time Out Live Award, ***** (Herald, for Showtime)) makes his theatre debut playing… everyone, in a world premiere by Fringe First Award winner Owen McCafferty ***** (Stage, for Unfaithful)… 

Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical

Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical

Ahoy! Join John Silverman and the crew of The Maiden’s Ruin on their quest for pirate booty in a bawdy tale of love, betrayal, murder and incest! This five-star adult musical-comedy returns to Edinburgh after it’s 2010 maiden voyage, bawdier, funnier, boozier, and pirate-ier than ever before… 

Dickens for Dinner

Dickens for Dinner

The cast of Fringe favourite Shakespeare for Breakfast invite you for dinner with a Dickensian twist! Dickens for Dinner returns to Edinburgh for the third year to take on the Victorian classic Oliver Twist! Join us for a deliciously daring look at this classic British author, with a feverishly funny flavour… 

Frog's Legs

Frog's Legs

A comedy play that is almost set in the world of a ‘three men walk into a bar’ joke. Martin and Duncan are two, bitter, middle-aged men who are outraged to discover that their local pub has been taken over by the young, fashionable Franc… 

Arguing On-Air

Arguing On-Air

Gooooood morning, Edinburgh! Live from Studio B, THSGD Productions presents Arguing On-Air! Talkback radio meets the stage in this three-man show: an intricate and funny rollercoaster through time and sound… 

Don\'t Be Terrible

Don\'t Be Terrible

Can stand-up save your love life? Self-confessed nice guy Steve thinks so. That\\\'s why he\\\'s asked Alice, an up-and-coming stand-up, how to make people laugh. It\\\'s his last-ditch attempt to distract his girlfriend from the funny guy at work… 

White Girls

White Girls

Two girls go on a journey. They want to annoy their Tory parents. They want to make a difference. But as they find themselves in the middle of an international refugee crisis, they realise they are going to need to do more than just a fun run to help… 

A Midsummer Night's DROLL

A Midsummer Night's DROLL

Award-winning Fringe favourites The Owle Schreame return with a wild, rough, raucous and ridiculous reimagining; a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the 1640s, originally adapted for illegal performance whilst theatre was outlawed, over 350 years ago… 

Comrade Egg and the Chicken of Tomorrow

Comrade Egg and the Chicken of Tomorrow

‘We are going to liberate the hell out of 20,000 chickens.’ Welcome to The Chicken Appreciation Society and welcome to the mind of former meat processor, Comrade Egg. She wants to change our future and she needs your help… 

Pits

Pits

Part stand-up set, part kitchen-sink drama, Pits will take you on a massive Geordie bender of a night out on the Toon, make you laugh until you cannit breathe, and then corner you in the smoking area to put the world to rights… 

Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids

Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids

The smash hit of last year’s festival is back! Join the Kafkateers for their ‘riotously cheerful’ (Chortle.co.uk) show packed with stories, songs, puppets and laughter for all ages… 

Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

A show about getting lost and getting found. Diana Dinerman was a history professor on a PhD track, specialising in a niche area of Modern Dance history… then she became a stand-up comedian… 

Svetlana

Svetlana

‘The War oan Terror? Whit’s it f*cking like?!’ The world needs a new kind of warrior – a woman, a Russian, a wee Glesca hairy… Cold as ice, deadly as a cobra, common as muck! Storytelling and stand-up with a little light killing on the side… 

Patrick Monahan: Started from the Bottom, Now l’m Here

Patrick Monahan: Started from the Bottom, Now l’m Here

Smart and funny observations on a new-found, middle-class lifestyle with ski holidays, through the prism of poor, immigrant, living-in-a-caravan roots. As seen on The One Show (BBC), Fake Reaction (ITV), Celebrity Squares (ITV)… 

Izzy Mant

Izzy Mant

TV comedy producer Izzy (The Windsors, Peep Show, Harry & Paul) has been pathologically tactful all her life. That’s about to change… If you’ve ever smiled through a car-crash date, apologised for your boss’s mistakes or gone to a sex party just out of good manners, join the club… 

Brendan Galileo for Europe

Brendan Galileo for Europe

Brendan Galileo is determined to make his mark on Irish political life and save the local school of music from being converted into apartments for racehorses, by joining the ranks of the European Parliament… 

Mighty

Mighty

The ‘remarkable’ (Scotsman) and bite-sized Jack AG Britton presents Mighty; a TED-talk-meets-theatre show that combines comedy, live music and spoken word to ask the big (or little) question: should we be taking heightism more seriously? Often whimsical, sometimes woeful, Mighty delves into masculinity, body image and mental health in a documentary performance that could just about make it onto the best rides at Alton Towers… 

Scream Phone

Scream Phone

After the success of 2 Become 1, Swipe Right present their deliciously dark musical Scream Phone – directed by Pappy’s Tom Parry! The girls are having a sleepover and you’re like, totally invited! Pillow fights in their underwear, singing into hairbrushes, and gossiping about their crushes, what could possibly go wrong? As long as they don’t answer the oversized pink phone… 

Definitely Louise

Definitely Louise

From the comfort of her flat, an excitable, precocious, irrepressible woman with a dirty mouth and a lot to say discusses life, her many opinions and her best friend, all the while avoiding the advances of her over-eager neighbour… 

Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg

Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg

Hail Ogg ‘n’ Ugg! Heroes! And ta so much for inventing the dog. Don’t miss this mind-boggling tale of how two Yorkshire hunter-gatherers palled up with the wolves and saved us from doglessness… 

Now That's What I Call Brexit

Now That's What I Call Brexit

May. Corbyn. Boris. Mogg. The perpetrators of Boris the Musical are back. And this time, they’ve left no one out. From referendum woes to constitutional calamity, relive the Brexit shitstorm… 

The Letter

The Letter

A sparkling comedy classic: Paolo Nani, alone on stage with props that can be held in a suitcase, performs 15 acts, all of them based on the same theme but played in 15 highly humorous versions, without a single word being said… 

Beat

Beat

Alfie lives with his little brother, Hugo, Mum and Bernard. Alfie is not like the other kids, but that’s only a problem for other people: his irritated parents, the bullying classmates and the exasperated teachers… 

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Will you: A) Find light switch? B) Go north? C) Explode in a shower of stinking guts? An interactive adventure featuring terrible prizes and total mayhem! This bit is for parents only: this show is recommended for 11+ but younger kids are welcome too… 

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly’s Gala celebrates the opening of our 2019 programme of over 200 shows. It highlights some of the biggest and best productions. A must-see for anyone that wants to get a flavour of what’s to come… 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

Ready to take the Edinburgh Fringe by storm for the fifth year running, hit show The Improv Musical returns! Guaranteed to leave you roaring with laughter with musical mayhem and excitement! Based entirely on audience suggestion, no show is ever the same… 

James Phelan: Troublemaker

James Phelan: Troublemaker

‘Extraordinary’ (Mirror). Viral sensation and star of BBC Radio, James Phelan presents a unique magical prank show in his Fringe debut! Troublemaker is a jaw-dropping rollercoaster of mystery and hilarity – from mind-reading outrageous confessions from unwitting audience members, to risking the safety of their iPhones… 

Hot Flush

Hot Flush

It’s 11:24am and day two of Sinead’s hereto disastrous hen party. Hungover at bottomless brunch after several unfulfilling rickshaw rides and a gruelling night at Clapham’s should-be-closed-down nightclub Inferno’s, the six hens begin crisis talks in the ladies toilets… 

The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

Melbourne’s Out Cast Theatre company, using ‘bits of Mr Oscar Wilde’, as stated on the flyer, return a sort-of version of The Importance of Being Earnest to the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Our Man in Havana

Our Man in Havana

The widely acclaimed ex-Young Pleasance physical theatre ensemble Spies Like Us returned to the Festival Fringe this year with not only one show but two brilliant shows in an adaptation of Büchner’s Woyzeck and the return of their award winning debut Our Man in Havana, based on Graham Greene’s iconic novel... 

One Woman Alien

One Woman Alien

Heather-Rose Andrews skilfully acts out this minimalist stage version of cult classic Alien. In the heady depths of the Grassmarket, this parody of a Hollywood blockbuster is the backdrop for Andrews to explore some key questions we all have about the original... 

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus has become a household name around these parts, and what she delivers is neither groundbreaking nor surprising – but it is still an hour deserving high acclaim. As we wait for McManus to greet us with her trademark glamour, we are treated to an on screen viewing of the moment she won Pop Idol in 2003... 

Adulting

Adulting

Hot from winning Adelaide Fringe Best Cabaret Weekly Award 2018, Tash York tempts us with this scintillating hour of song and expertly woven vignettes based on the concept of Adulting... 

UNCONDITIONAL

UNCONDITIONAL

There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment, isn’t there? So many stories needing to be told, so many national myths being rewritten, so much is constantly changing that any attempt to make a coherent artistic response feels futile... 

Karaoke Saved My Life

Karaoke Saved My Life

All month I have spotted Scott Swinton, star of Karaoke Saved My Life, on the streets of Edinburgh, flyering for his show. He’s hard to miss in his starry black suit – like a disco themed Steve Martin, he generates smiles wherever he goes... 

It Is a Truth...

It Is a Truth...

When it comes to empowerment, Jaleelah Galbraith believes today’s feminists should look to Sense and Sensibility instead of Single Ladies. In her debut stand-up show It Is A Truth, Galbraith covers speed dating, school girl crushes and Bridget Jones to explain how Austen’s comments on life for women still ring true today... 

Finding Fassbender

Finding Fassbender

The Fringe is all about first impressions; the opening minutes of a free stand up show, the six word spiel spurted at you by flyerers with an outstretched hand, the carefully chosen pose for the poster that will adorn Edinburgh’s walls for a month... 

Make Tea, Not War

Make Tea, Not War

Returning for a fifth year, Majk Stokes hosts two evenings of music, poetry, comedy and storytelling to round off Venue 40's Fringe programme for 2018. Featuring surprise special guests... 

Losing My Mindfulness

Losing My Mindfulness

Losing My Mindfulness offers an amusing and uncomfortable send-up of the self-help nation we have become. Alongside an array of ‘Improve Your Life’ books, Katie McLeod plays an HR representative running a workshop for her colleagues on staying positive under stress... 

Thor and Loki

Thor and Loki

Thor and Loki is a wildly silly parody adaptation of the Ragnarok myth that is heaps of fun – even if it does go on a bit. If you came here for Marvel-style men with rippling muscles and male power fantasies you will be disappointed – unless you are into older gentleman then you have Odin, dressed in boxing gear... 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare is an easy sell at the Fringe, namely his comedies, and this production of Much Ado is no exception. It is fundamentally inoffensive- the aesthetic is strong, the acting is competent and capable, and the script is cut in a way that makes it feel quick, but not threadbare... 

Liz

Liz

There is no denying the writers’ talent; both Louis Pattison and Harry Style have created a highly enjoyable script and score rich in farcical humour and lighthearted silliness, but in a theatrical world so bent towards the revision, reclamation and reimagining of historical narratives (Hamilton, SiX and Something Rotten all being examples), their talents seemed to be misdirected, and one has to wonder why this particular subject matter was chosen in the first place... 

In Your Own Sweet Way

In Your Own Sweet Way

Hoghead Theatre Company Returns to the Fringe with their devised piece In Your Own Sweet Way. It's performed by six actors who playing six friends in search of a play.Soon they will all be heading off to university or taking other paths... 

Mat Ricardo vs the World

Mat Ricardo vs the World

When you’re considered the best at what you do, some of us might rest on our laurels but Mat Ricardo wants (indeed, needs) new challenges. So, he invited the world (via the open forum of Twitter) to set him the task of learning ten new tricks in one year which he would then perform at the Fringe... 

How to Be a Bad Girl

How to Be a Bad Girl

Like a piano player in brothel or a chanteuse at an orgy, Sabrina Chap is the fallen woman of cabaret. A classically-trained pianist who slipped into the world of burlesque and bawdy songs, Chap has bags of personality and cheeky twinkle that entices the audience in this small, hot space to lean in and let her take control... 

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

Alan Bennett is a national treasure, and his writings are justly well respected. Say Something Happened was originally broadcast on BBC television in 1982, and this production manages to capture the feel of the 1970’s incredibly well... 

In Conversation With... Arnold Brown

In Conversation With... Arnold Brown

Arnold Brown first came to prominence in the early 1980s at Soho's Comedy Store and later, at the Comic Strip live show, with Alexei Sayle, Rik Mayall and French and Saunders et al... 

Hatty's Last Stand

Hatty's Last Stand

Harriet Stand (Hatty to her friends) is auditioning for a part in the critically acclaimed play Life. Harriet’s dilemma is to find the right role to audition for. We follow her trials and smiles in this relentless pursuit of a role... 

Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome To Night Vale is one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world. The podcast comes to life at Edinburgh Fringe as WTNV premier their all new show before they embark on a world tour... 

In Conversation With... Ruby Wax

In Conversation With... Ruby Wax

A much-loved comedian for over 25 years, at the peak of her success Ruby bizarrely jumped ship to gain a master's degree from Oxford in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, then produced two best-selling books – Sane New World and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled... 

Neil Hilborn

Neil Hilborn

Bestselling author and most watched poet of all time Neil Hilborn – famous for the internationally successful poems OCD and Joey and The Future, Neil Hilborn's poems have been viewed over 150 million times on YouTube... 

The House

The House

A blissfully domestic sitting room in a nameless American suburb is the setting for Brian Parks’ riotous comedy The House. 

Little Death Club

Little Death Club

An atmosphere of fun and weimar cabaret beats envelop us as we enter Beauty at the Circus Hub. Setting the scene for what’s ahead, various performers are preparing for their upcoming performances – a mime perfecting his make up; an acrobat performing myofascial release; and Bernie Dieter weaving through the audience, casting a spell over us as she introduces herself to each person arriving... 

Like a Sturgeon

Like a Sturgeon

Edinburgh-raised drag queen Ripley makes his Fringe debut this year with Like A Sturgeon. This is a perfect drag homage to some of the world’s leading females in politics. The show is perfectly lip-synced to an array of popular music, as well as Ripley’s own original lyrics... 

Kill the Beast: Director's Cut

Kill the Beast: Director's Cut

Acclaimed comedy troupe Kill the Beast returns to the Fringe with a new show that is a bizarre mash up of Poltergeist and The Room. The performance is at times hysterical, even if it isn’t always able to hit the mark... 

Job-Cher

Job-Cher

Two struggling Cher impersonators are disrobed and disheartened in Job-Cher. Waiting in their dressing room between costume changes, Sandra and Donna stare at the empty diary and wonder how on earth to revitalise their tired double act... 

Holy Sh*t

Holy Sh*t

Hearing a couple of priests swearing will always be amusing. Hearing a couple of priests swearing whilst digging up the body of a dead parishioner so they can sell the corpse to raise money for the church takes the humour to a whole new level... 

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Excalibow features a String quartet consisting of Mitch McGugan (first violin), Ollie Izod (violin), Bertie Anderson (viola), and Ezme Gaze ('cello) who are all talented musicians on their respective instruments and they’ve got a lot more to offer than Pachelbel’s Canon... 

Alan Bennett's Green Forms

Alan Bennett's Green Forms

An Alan Bennett one act play originally written for TV in 1978. It transfers brilliantly to the stage and showcases the humour and pathos of Britain's best-loved playwright. Green Forms shows Doris and Doreen frittering away their working hours until the spectre of Ms Dorothy Binns and computerisation becomes all too real. 

The Singing Psychic: Medium School Dropout

The Singing Psychic: Medium School Dropout

Best Show, Funny Women nominee returns with brand-new school rebel stories, spookily accurate (if bonkers) audience readings plus games! ‘Uplifting celebration of humanity’ (Scotsman)... 

#ChooseLaughs for Help Refugees

#ChooseLaughs for Help Refugees

An interactive night of comedy organised by activist collective Pink Protest to raise money for Help Refugees. A guaranteed wild night that will actually make you feel good about yourself this Fringe... 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

The HandleBards have cycled 1,500 miles from London to Edinburgh, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes necessary to perform Shakespeare's most famous comedy... 

The Fun Club Presents...

The Fun Club Presents...

I’m not sure how to explain The Fun Club Presents… Three performers – Sara Page, Franny Anne Rafferty and Alistair McPhail – in a room, all in animal face-paint, talk obliquely about themselves... 

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

There is something sad about leaving Stand and Deliver, accompanied by the sound of the Adam Ant song referenced in the title of the show. Tobacco Tea Theatre’s piece never really rises above the laziness that the use of this song suggests on behalf of the creative team, but then, it doesn’t appear to try to do so... 

Yummy

Yummy

Yummy is what it says on the tin – a gooey, delicious, and extremely well-crafted sequence of performances from an ensemble of drag queens who are masters of their respective crafts... 

The Actor's Nightmare

The Actor's Nightmare

Curtain rises. George is on stage in front of a packed audience – oh wait. He doesn't remember his lines... or the play... or how he got there. George is pretty sure he's an accountant... 

The Rise of Donald in 40 Downfalls

The Rise of Donald in 40 Downfalls

Playwright and comedian Ash Caton performs heroic poems from The Donaldiad – a cycle of fables set between 1946 and 2018. See the titular Donald rise from just your average-joe millionaire to warrior king and millionaire... 

Yer Aul' Da

Yer Aul' Da

Malcolm is in his mid-40s and going to be a grandad. His way of coping with this? Drinking and partying all the time. His son, Ryan, is having none of it and just wants his old Dad back... 

Sister Act

Sister Act

In their 19th year at the Fringe, following previous sell-out productions of West Side Story (2016) and Oliver (2015), Stage 84 proudly presents Sister Act. Based on the hit 1992 film, this sparkling, feel-amazing show features fabulous disco and gospel music by Alan Menken... 

Last Tango in Little Grimley

Last Tango in Little Grimley

Membership of the local amateur drama society has dwindled to four. Time for dramatic action. There's only one thing that sells tickets these days – sex! But how will the conservative locals of Little Grimley react to the promise of a sizzling sex comedy?! All is revealed in this fast-paced comedy of an am-dram in trouble... 

Marie

Marie

With the aid of a tea towel, a glass, and a stool, Sarah MacGillivray skilfully portrays a wide variety of characters in a modern re-telling of the story of Mary, Queen of Scots – sort of... 

Drenched

Drenched

A raincoated man bursts into one of two bunkers in the lower section of the Pleasance Courtyard. He fumbles around in the darkness before the lights come up and he introduces himself as Daniel Drench, Cornwall’s most prolific storyteller... 

Door-to-Door Poetry

Door-to-Door Poetry

Forget flowers, chocolates or even a home-baked cake. Yesterday in Edinburgh, I discovered what I think must be the best gift one human being can give another - a personalised verse, delivered by the poet himself, on your very own doorstep... 

Colin Cloud: Psycho(Logical)

Colin Cloud: Psycho(Logical)

Colin Cloud conjures a cryptic presence as the audience enter to him trapped motionless in a large perspex box. Cloud creates an atmosphere where anything can happen, with eerie classical music setting a backdrop to screens where the more intrepid guests are invited to take a selfie in front of the box... 

Scary Story

Scary Story

In an original play by Alex Jones, an awkward Halloween dinner party between friends and a new boyfriend is interrupted by an invader with an unhealthy obsession with horror. As she forces the guests into a storytelling game from hell, they must outwit her in a deadly game of mastermind that will take them to the darkest depths of humanity... 

Alan Bennett's A Visit from Miss Prothero

Alan Bennett's A Visit from Miss Prothero

An Alan Bennett one act originally written for TV in the late 1970s. It transfers brilliantly to the stage and shows the humour and pathos of Britain's best-loved playwright. Arthur Dodsworth's serene retirement is severely jolted by a visit from his malevolent former secretary... 

My Mate Dave Died

My Mate Dave Died

When Dave dies and is sent back to the living, he is only visible to his best friend Jimmy. It soon becomes clear their reunion is more of a curse than a blessing. Together, Jimmy and Dave must discover how to break down the walls between the living and the dead so that Dave can pass over... 

Shovel

Shovel

Two tales overlap in this National Theatre New View's Award longlisted dark comedy set in Backmuir Forest, 20 miles outside Dundee. One depicts a mild-mannered call-centre operator lost on his way to a job interview, who finds himself entangled in a world of madness, murder and mystery... 

Breathing Corpses

Breathing Corpses

Amy, a cleaner, has found a body in a hotel room. There’s a funny smell coming from one of Jim’s storage units. On a hot summer’s day, furious Kate takes her anger out on her lover Ben... 

Gutted

Gutted

An Irish, black comedy set in 1980s Dublin where the fish factory floor becomes the stage for three women’s stories of one life-changing night... Through dynamic, interactive monologue, pure Irish storytelling, comedy and 80s music, three women dramatise the events of a significant night, taking us on a fun and poignant journey of self-discovery... 

Playhouse Creatures

Playhouse Creatures

Set in the theatrical world of 17th-century London, this classic play celebrates the backstage lives and loves of the first five actresses on the English stage. C6 Productions are proud to present their 2017 One Act Festival finalist production on their first visit to the Fringe... 

Villain: DeBlanks

Villain: DeBlanks

Come laugh your (body part)_____ off! A Time Out NY Critics’ Pick written by Billy Mitchell, Villain: DeBlanks is the uproarious improvisational comedy where the cast says words you put in their mouths... 

The Great Baldini – A Magician's Journey

The Great Baldini – A Magician's Journey

The Great Baldini is a magical legend. In the mould of Dickens' Vincent Crummles, Baldini is a relic of the music halls, a theatrical performer of the old school. Here he tells the story of his life through a series of stage illusions – from the moment he began as a child performing on his birthday for his father and his friends, to the climax of his career when he attempts (live on stage) to rival the great escapologist Harry Houdini... 

Alan Bennett's A Visit from Miss Prothero

Alan Bennett's A Visit from Miss Prothero

An Alan Bennett one act originally written for TV in the late 1970s. It transfers brilliantly to the stage and shows the humour and pathos of Britain's best-loved playwright. Arthur Dodsworth's serene retirement is severely jolted by a visit from his malevolent former secretary... 

Nine Lives

Nine Lives

A social experiment like no other. Contestants – known only by a number – go through rigorous trials to make it to The Live Show, the ultimate reality show where all bets are off... 

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

An Alan Bennett one act play-originally written for TV in 1982. It transfers brilliantly to the stage and showcases the humour and pathos of Britain's best-loved playwright. June (a well-meaning but very inexperienced social worker) visits Mam and Dad to offer the council's help... 

Congratulations You Bastard!

Congratulations You Bastard!

Where do you draw the line? When do you finally say, that’s absolutely f*cking it! Two struggling writers reach this particular end of rope, and after being chewed and constantly spat back out by their beloved industry, they have one last crack at getting it right... 

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

Neil Simon's hilarious portrait of three couples successively occupying Suite 719 at New York's Plaza Hotel. A couple return after 20+ years to their honeymoon suite but can't agree the number of years, their anniversary date or if this is the same suite... 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious stories from their home lives, the kids spell their way through a series of increasingly ridiculous words, guided by three eccentric adult hosts... 

Wings

Wings

Eva is a stand-up comedian. James is head-writer for hit sitcom Flat Pancake. Their relationship is hilarious. So hilarious that it's falling apart. And there's nothing funny about that... 

Improvised Therapy

Improvised Therapy

Feel down in the dumps? Come to the Fringe with a desperate desire to re-evaluate your life? No? Well, we have. We're doctors Barry, Brian and Bean, and we'll be your (un)qualified therapists for the evening... 

Dan the Man (Kidz Comedian) – All the Things I Want to Be When I Grow Up

Dan the Man (Kidz Comedian) – All the Things I Want to Be When I Grow Up

A brilliant show of hilarious stand-up for kids aimed at 4 to 11-year-olds. And not really for boring adults, but they're allowed in. There will be jokes, mind reading, songs and dancing... 

The Best Play Ever

The Best Play Ever

Deep in the heart of a medieval dungeon, two strangers dwell. The Horn Blower and The Crown Polisher have been arrested for the murder of Eric The Court Jester and forced to write a play for the king or face execution by royal blade... 

Hillary's Kitchen

Hillary's Kitchen

Hillary Clinton and other influential women from history sit at her kitchen table in the days following the 2016 presidential election result, drowning their sorrows in chardonnay and trying to work out where it all went wrong in this Fringe debut comedy from playwright Emily McDermott... 

Academy and Pitch Fight Present: Buy One, Get One Free

Academy and Pitch Fight Present: Buy One, Get One Free

Having only been in existence for three years, both Academy and Pitch Fight have already shaken up the UK a cappella scene. From appearing on television, to advancing to The Voice Festival UK semi-finals and ICCA UK finals, these two groups have made their mark all over the country... 

Spin City

Spin City

Monday afternoon. Not much going on besides a robbery and chores at Spin City launderette. Margaret has health issues that could be better addressed; Jud hates his job and his dad; Teddy just lost his, and maybe his wife; Lol thinks the world owes her an educational right... 

Taking it Badly

Taking it Badly

David Harmer and Ray Globe have just turned 60. They’re taking it badly. The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back to celebrate the joys, absurdities and indignities of getting older... 

All the Dumb Things

All the Dumb Things

Melbourne's ultimate bad feminist will grab you by the balls and politely take your hand on this off-beat excursion of raunchy and ridiculous tales and oddly familiar tunes. 'At once hilarious, revealing, absurd, touching and sometimes just goofy' (Beat... 

The Magic Show

The Magic Show

Following last year’s Edinburgh Fringe sell-out and newly written for 2018, journey through the ever-changing story of magic featuring misdirection from eras past to today's mind-reading wonders... 

Pangea

Pangea

Choice was the problem. Nich is empathetic. Clint is aware. Bume is capable. And Harris is special, he stands out. One heart. Your candidates are ready to demonstrate that they have what it takes to win Pangea’s greatest game show: The Interview for High Office... 

Bitter

Bitter

Rose and Leila are two unlikely friends who've been thrust together in the most uncertain time of their lives. From awkward toilet meetings to eating fried chicken in their pyjamas, these girls feel tiny in this big universe... 

Bullingdon Revisited

Bullingdon Revisited

Bizarre is the word that has stalked my mind since watching Bullingdon Revisited. Telling the infamous story of Dave, Boris and a pig, we follow a young David Cameron as he arrives at Oxford and pursues the attentions of the Bullingdon Club... 

There She Is

There She Is

A humorous one-woman show, a journey to get there: to a better place, a better word, anything better. However, a whale has jumped in front of a train in central London and all paths must change... 

Lady and the Cramp

Lady and the Cramp

A tongue-in-cheek, bursting-at-the-seams (literally), all-female musical cabaret troupe. We celebrate the female experience in all its splendid and not-so-splendid variety. We cover topics from tampon tax to getting that dodgy wax! 

Timpson: The Musical

Timpson: The Musical

I sat through an hour long fever dream yesterday entitled Timpson the Musical, and to get the recommendation out of the way, I would easily go again. It’s a slapdash style of unrelenting absurdity that makes it hard not to at least crack a smile when you’re sitting there watching, if not laugh outright... 

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Take away the ability to put a scare into the living and what purpose does a ghost have? Sir Simon has been successfully haunting Canterville Chase for over 300 years, but no amount of clanking chains or reappearing bloodstains will scare the new American owners away... 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

A humble deck of cards, a ninja (well, a likeable Kiwi), a lofty-heighted venue and audience participation, all added up to an hour well spent at the Gilded Balloon today. The likeable Kiwi/ninja in question, aka Javier Jarquin, entertained a multi-aged crowd, with a high-energy acrobatic display (using several hundred cards), supported with some charming humour and energetic, ninja-like moves... 

Alfred Hitchcock's Writers' Room

Alfred Hitchcock's Writers' Room

You do not often look around an audience during a show and see barely any unsmiling faces; scarcer still, there is unanimous overheard praise afterwards.And yet, Alfred Hitchcock’s Writers’ Room is a funny little play from the Reading University Drama Society that achieves both of those things... 

Pamela's Palace

Pamela's Palace

It is the Salon of the Year event at Scissor’s Palace and Pamela, ‘Best Stylist of 1996 before she had a breakdown’, is the ambitious owner who dreams of attaining the coveted award... 

Hunch

Hunch

Hunch, one of two productions from DugOut Theatre this festival (along with Songlines at the Pleasance Courtyard) continues the company’s new approach of single-person storytelling with personal but universally accessible narratives... 

Lights Over Tesco Car Park

Lights Over Tesco Car Park

Robert says he saw strange lights over Tesco car park. He believes he’s been contacted by aliens. We are assured beyond doubt “ALL OF THIS IS TRUE”. We never get to meet Robert, but that’s no matter; Poltergeist Theatre are at hand to investigate and reconstruct these sightings, playfully inviting us to ask what we choose to believe... 

Book Shambles Live at the Fringe with Robin Ince

Book Shambles Live at the Fringe with Robin Ince

The acclaimed hit podcast Book Shambles, recorded in front of a live audience! Hosted by Robin Ince who‘ll be joined by a different amazing guest each show. Using books as a springboard into shambolic, often ludicrous and always passionate conversations into literature, science, philosophy, comedy, politics and, well, everything and anything... 

Odd Two Out

Odd Two Out

This show is for anyone on the outside looking in, wondering how, what, where, when, why and... what was the question anyway? In this hour of refreshing stand-up, Matt ('A West country Emo Philips for the 21st Century', (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club) with 'glimpses of the surreal' (Cherwell... 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy (and feathers), she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock'n'roll... 

A State of Mind

A State of Mind

There is never a dull moment with Billie. She'll have you laughing and crying through her daringly dark and wonky life! A one-woman verbatim play about the struggles in life and how we overcome them... 

Skin a Cat

Skin a Cat

Rive Productions are shining the light on a condition more common than many realise: vaginismus. In this performance written by Isley Lynn and directed by Blythe Stewart, teenager Alana has a feeling she might be different... 

Nina's Got News by Frank Skinner

Nina's Got News by Frank Skinner

It’s hard to review Nina’s Got News without revealing what Nina’s news actually is. Nina’s Got News is a kitchen-sink comedy which riffs on sexual history and status – it is a play about rising up, beyond what old friends may think is possible, and what happens when the person at the bottom becomes the person on top... 

Chores

Chores

Direct from winning the Weekly Award for Best Children’s Show at the Adelaide Fringe, circus performers Derek Llewellin and Julian Roberts have brought their fun show to Edinburgh... 

2nd Coming. Again.

2nd Coming. Again.

Two people are led to believe they are the second coming, they (and you) need to work out who it is using evidence and stories told by people their past in this (slightly) immersive party performance. 

The Fabulous TT

The Fabulous TT

Compared by many to Dudley Moore and Victoria Wood, The Fabulous TT will captivate you with true stories about her life with Robert Burns, David Gest, Michael Jackson and her ambition to become the next Bond Girl! 

Songs fir a Summer's Nicht

Songs fir a Summer's Nicht

With his-larger-than life stage presence, Alex brings another absolute treat. Packed with laughter, theatre, spoken word, music and a bit of everything in between. A must see during this year’s Fringe... 

A Gay and a NonGay Live! – Free

A Gay and a NonGay Live! – Free

Prepare for the gay and straight worlds to come together, as unlikely friends James Barr and Dan Hudson bring their hugely successful podcast to Edinburgh – live! James will explore the "admin" behind gay sex, while Dan promotes his campaign for metal music fans to be recognised as a minority... 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious stories from their home lives, the kids spell their way through a series of increasingly ridiculous words, guided by three eccentric adult hosts... 

Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann

Direct from sell-out performances in London’s glittering West End, the Edinburgh phenomenon and absolute staple is back for an eleventh elephantine year! Tim and Jordan present the songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira – timeless comedy legends, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann... 

In Conversation With... Rory Bremner

In Conversation With... Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner is the multi-talented impressionist, comedian, satirist, translator, columnist, writer, presenter and actor. Rory is best known for writing and starring in the political satire show Bremner, Bird and Fortune, for nearly twenty years... 

Bongo Club Cabaret vs Cancer

Bongo Club Cabaret vs Cancer

The legendary late-night variety show returns for one night only! An incredible line-up of cabaret, comedy and music acts from across the Fringe presented by Rhymes with Purple and hosted by Dusty Limits... 

Dan Simpson: Worried Face Emoji

Dan Simpson: Worried Face Emoji

It's what Dan Simpson would want. The complexity and nuance of a finely wrought review, reduced to a few simple emojis. I'm going for: 'thumbs up' + 'slightly smiling face'... 

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Becky works in a café in Edinburgh. There’s a ghost and lots of types of milk, but no, J.K. Rowling did not write Harry Potter here. A collaboration between Sara MacGillivray and Phil Bartlett, last year’s winners of the Scottish Arts Club’s Bright Spark Award, this one-person show performed by Gillivray follows Becky on a journey to rediscover herself following a messy break-up... 

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

"A British soldier never runs away from a fight", Tommy Atkins proudly proclaims. All battles, however, are not the same, and neither do they all involve being on the front line... 

Seven Ways to Calm the F**k Down

Seven Ways to Calm the F**k Down

University is the best time of your life, isn’t it? So what do you do when every day is a struggle? In Seven Ways to Calm the Fuck Down, directed by Ruth Berry, 3BUGS Fringe Theatre from Birmingham University tell the tale of one student’s battle with anxiety... 

Yer Tea's Oot!

Yer Tea's Oot!

As we say round here: 'If they drap the bomb, yer tea's oot!'. A cabaret evening of top entertainment that also tells the story of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Scotland’s part in that and the winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in the context of 60 Years of disarmament campaigning in Scotland... 

Bilbao Is Not in Spain

Bilbao Is Not in Spain

The enigmatic Doctor Woof, Britain’s furriest drag artiste, and the aromatic Aletia Upstairs, London’s sexiest Cabaret Artiste, combine their unique talents with lashings of glitter, feathers and fishnets coupled with some very clever original naughty songs... 

The Fear

The Fear

The Fear follows the lives of students, Ash, Ferg and Sam as they attempt to navigate their way through the ups and downs of their final year of university whilst struggling to cope with deadlines, drink and distractions... 

Otway

Otway

John Otway is an English singer-songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona. 

Adult Orgasm Escaped from the Zoo

Adult Orgasm Escaped from the Zoo

A woman who is imprisoned by her husband in their apartment. A woman trapped by fecundity. A comic duet of two characters from A Woman Alone and The Same Old Story, two monologues from Adult Orgasm Escaped from the Zoo by Dario Fo and Franca Rame... 

Bubble and Squeeze

Bubble and Squeeze

Louis Pearl, AKA the Amazing Bubble Man, accompanied by accordion diva Jet Black Pearl, have created a new stunning spectacle of bubble-based entertainment with cabaret style theatre and music, geared towards an adult audience... 

Welcome to Self Co

Welcome to Self Co

Do you have what it takes to become our next Depression Superstar? We're looking for a super inefficient, dedicated team member to join our established brand. Our ideal candidate'll be an anxious, stressed-out individual with excellent self-loathing and low motivational skills, someone who pays high attention to the negative details and has a willingness to waste their time and give up on their dreams and goals... 

Tricky Second Album

Tricky Second Album

In 1988 the KLF wrote The Manual. It revealed the secret of how to get a #1 hit single in the UK music charts. In 2017, we read it. And in 2018, we made a #1, smash-hit, sell-out Fringe theatre show... 

John Lenahan: Up Close

John Lenahan: Up Close

An evening of intimate magic (and comedy) with a master, in a late-night venue, restricted to a small audience – book early to avoid disappointment! John Lenahan has performed around the world as well as appearing in television shows for the BBC and ITV including: Stuff the White Rabbit, Secrets of Magic, Hoaxbusters and Red Dwarf... 

In Conversation With... Mark Thomas

In Conversation With... Mark Thomas

Arguably the UK's most effective and best known political performer, winning awards for his stage shows and human rights campaigning, including the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award... 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

The HandleBards are the world's first cycling theatre company. Before touring their seriously silly production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, they pedalled it 1,500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow... 

Mucking About With Mr B

Mucking About With Mr B

Mr B returns to his Fringe home at the Voodoo Rooms with another hour of Chap-Hop, lyrical dexterity, music hall musings and musical mucking about. The Gentleman Rhymer will do a different set each night, playing some old favourites and winging some new ditties... 

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do. Paige's life has changed in five years – cancer killed her husband, she had her first one-night stand and now she's marrying a British accountant. When life gives you lemons, screw it, learn to play the ukulele... 

Mis(s)treated – Free

Mis(s)treated – Free

Mis(s)treated – a dark and twisted comedy about human trafficking and prostitution. Come and see how A, B and C, the owners of the town's most successful business, try to find solutions to keep their street prostitution business up and running... 

Henchmen

Henchmen

In a world of superheroes and evil masterminds, everyone forgets the henchmen. Mike and Billy were just henchmen, guarding rooftops and looking tough for their big boss, Rapture. After a blunder on Mike’s first day, the two are propelled to the highest ranks of the evil syndicate... 

Comedy Nightcap

Comedy Nightcap

Comedy Night Cap, presented by Artistic Diversity Alliance, is the perfect comedy show to end your night on! Each night will feature a headline actor from the comedy genre that will use improv, skit, musical Instruments, beer and a whole lot more! It’s always funny and always a surprise! For full nightly line-up, please visit www... 

The Hit

The Hit

A very black comedy – Mikey is a hitman exposed to parts of the brain he never thought he would see. After an accidental death, some nagging last words, and a chance encounter in a steam bath he's trying to straighten things out... 

I'll Have What She's Having

I'll Have What She's Having

Millennial anxieties are unpacked and explored in devised comedy I’ll Have What She’s Having. Written and performed by Jess Brodie and Victoria Bianchi, two women who live completely different lives and fake their own happiness around each other... 

Dusty Limits: Mandrogyny

Dusty Limits: Mandrogyny

Mandrogyny contains many universal themes, including an exploration of self, identity and gender expression. Limits never fails to delight the audience with his cabaret-style moves; he illustrates his clever and original lyrics with camp candour... 

The Gin Chronicles in New York

The Gin Chronicles in New York

The Gin Chronicles in New York is the latest saga in this well-established series that by now has something of a following. On this occasion detective duo John Jobling and Doris Golightly visit the Big Apple on holiday but are soon drawn away from sightseeing and find themselves investigating a mysterious case involving the manufacture of fake gin in Hell’s Kitchen... 

Dracula

Dracula

This is not your grandmother’s Dracula, which may be immediately obvious when you walk into the theatre to the sounds of a Queen song. No, instead this Dracula gives you a whole new way of looking at the two century old Romanian immigrant, and makes sure it’s as hilariously irreverent as possible... 

Six

Six

A pop song musical about the six wives of Henry the Eighth is not, at first glance, something you’d think would necessarily work. Yet as the Fringe is apt to do, this odd concept is taken and transformed into a wonderfully weird and spectacular show that defied my expectation to be one of the most stunning performances I have seen all Festival... 

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is the plastic-and-glitter-wearing spiritual sister of shows such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Durham University Light Opera Group (DULOG) are the team behind this year's version of the classic Fringe musical: although they have brought buckets of enthusiasm to the loopy space opera, sadly overall the show feels unfocused, under-rehearsed and underwhelming... 

Girl World

Girl World

Frisky are transporting audiences to a fantasy land created by two pre-pubescent girls, Tilly and Inga (played by Camille Dawson and Serena Ramsey). This is Girl World, a kingdom (or should I say queend