Éowyn Emerald & Dancers return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a somewhat different context from previous years with their new work Your Tomorrow.
Music-theatre with solo cello plus dance, Iconnotations is extraordinary: surreal, wry, expressionistic, at times baffling, profoundly sad but at the end joyous.
‘It was touching, eccentric, wry, surprising, profound.
Martin Creed Turner Prize-winning artist-performer-composer and ‘punk poet’ (Guardian).
Some day, Where Sat the Lovers will be a live stage show.
Allison Miller is on trial pleading not guilty to all charges held against her.
An artistic couple expose their daily rituals and lockdown coping routines, digitally unleashing two eccentric performance personas bent on transforming their Edinburgh home into a…
Following two acclaimed solo music theatre shows, Pulse and Auld Lang Syne, Mairi returns with a concert.
Before the Ruin – 10th Anniversary Concert.
How do we interpret the world through our senses, particularly through sight? A mesmerically beautiful triptych of two solos and one duet, choreographed by Finnish Johanna Nuutinen…
‘Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure’ (SingOut USA), who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based songwriting and…
New Celts Productions and Bone struck Theatre present Wish List by Katherine Soper, winner of the Burntwood Prize for Playwrights in 2015.
If Carl Knif’s Fugue in Two Voices is a joke, then it’s a dud.
Drawing on a deep lifelong immersion in diverse cultures and an array of pioneering experiences, Scotland’s ‘musical alchemist’ (World Music Report) offers a revelatory new vision …
We need heroes in these strange times is the thesis of this show, and Les Petites Choses’ Fighters brings us five.
The meeting of two worlds, of two solos within a single spacetime.
A man falls from the side of the screen onto the floor.
This panel will explore dance, theatre and performance delivered both live and digitally.
Ai~sa~sa meaning ‘Get over yourself’ is brilliant.
Tai Gu Tales was created by Hsiu Wei Lin, formerly a principal dancer with the iconic Taiwanese Cloud Gate company.
This small yet unmissable jewellery exhibition features over 300 unique and original jewellery designs from 30 independent designers across the globe including local emerging talen…
Last time, EdinburghGuide.
Inspired by the allegorical Chinese myth of Pangu, and choreographed by Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore) and Kim Jae Duk (Korea), this contemporary dance piece presents the idea of trans…
Stuck on a broken-down train are: Dave and Alex, two students who have met on the journey; Kate, a young mother who has started her own business; Marc, recently left by his fiancé…
On a roof webbed with fish-bone antenna, a child with a superhero blanket cape was brought to the realm of Wuxia by a leaf.
This revealing new online play tells the true stories of four astronauts, united by a common purpose and a common fate many years apart.
An avant-garde performance, created from three elements: words, dance, and projection mapping.
Sylvain Émard’s Rhapsodie is a performance event for 20 dancers inspired by the ritual of dance.
First came Rhapsodie by Sylvain Émard, a performance event for 20 dancers inspired by the ritual of dance.
Performance is a metaphor and allegory of the world we live in, of interconnections, of incommunicability.
A double-bill of two pieces, one from calligrapher and choreographer Chiharu Kuronuma and one from juggler Teruki Okamoto.
In a space cluttered with discarded costumes and glasses of milk, Sally dresses, undresses, drinks and dances in an attempt to embody the women that brought her into being.
A lighthearted comedy about university student Sophie, and her journey of discovering what it means to be a woman in this world.
This cross-disciplinary 32-minute performance work features opera, violin, poetry and contemporary dance and is presented by the South Chicago Dance Theatre and choreographer Kia S…
Francis Bacon could spend his mornings painting, his afternoons and evenings drinking champagne, and his nights roaming Soho in fishnet stockings and a leather coat looking for “ro…
La Galerie by Machine de Cirque.
It’s May of 2020 and feisty Nana is going crazy because her adult daughter, Melissa, won’t allow her to leave the house.
Performed by cellist-composer Emily De Simone, systems_theory is a curated set of multimedia works reflecting human impact on the world – from Thomas Butler’s Coordinates for Cel…
At the Feelgood Academy of Performing Arts, competition is tough, even for the school’s two best singers.
What is Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart without men? Two actresses meet to rehearse a two-woman version of Schiller’s play.
Deserted Shores / Negative Photographs focuses on a woman imagining a family gathering that never happened after a tragedy connected to the uneasy political atmosphere of the 90s i…
Through Bush, Through Briar: An adaptation of a Midsummer Night’s Dream in which a Scrooge-like town councilman is planning to tear down a fairy forest to build a theatre.
Moya is an acrobatic art film, rooted in South African culture and seen through the eyes of our youth.
With its cinematic aesthetics that split up time and space, Ground reveals through the body, the nature of our human condition, showing glimpses of everything that, instinctively o…
An hour-long selection of short films, many from the experimental days of film in the early 1900s, set to original scores by the Apollo Saxophone Quartet.
Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August.
Local songwriter Arthur Wilson will be joined by members of his band The Scattered Notes to perform songs from their expanding repertoire.
Traditional and contemporary songs that take you on a musical journey through Scotland and beyond from ‘one of Scotland’s best singers’ (Tom Paxton).
A story told through movement and voice, To Have and to Hold explores how one makes decisions, forms relationships and chooses to live based on the notion of influence.
Within the backdrop of his paintings, acclaimed Scottish artist Simon Laurie discusses the inspiration behind his four-week exhibition of recent work at The Scottish Arts Club, and…
Told through the lens of teenagers on the verge of adulthood, a group of friends decide to camp in a public park, exposing the intricacies of youth culture and a generational tempe…
A gripping, raw, intense exploration of what it means to be human.
Tristan’s grandfather is dead, Molly and Katie are hiding something, Laura is off the rails.
Witness a spectacular display of uplifting, feel-good pop, rock and contemporary chart songs performed by the national phenomenon, Rock Choir.
This small yet unmissable jewellery exhibition features over 300 unique pieces from 30 independent designers across the globe including local, emerging and established talents.
A snapshot of the life of an eccentric woman living on the streets of South East London.
Three Times She Knocked, an erotic psychological thriller.
Returning to the historic East Crosscauseway, Irene Campbell and John Nowak bring colour with a dash of monochrome in an exhibition of their paintings, prints and textiles.
Good morning, Edinburgh! After many successful Fringe sell-outs, we’re back for our fabulous 15th anniversary! Three new, stimulating, delicious, rotating “menus” of 10-15-minute c…
Through a series of slightly disjointed comic scenes, two actors, Pete and Kim, tell the story of three different relationships.
Dressed is an intensely personal and moving account of Lydia Higginson's journey through the trauma of being stripped and assaulted at gun point.
Dead Equal is a resplendent feminist perspective on female involvement in combat.
Local songwriter Arthur Wilson will be joined by members of his band The Scattered Notes to perform songs from their continually expanding repertoire.
The Scottish Clarinet Quartet return to the Edinburgh Fringe to present the much-loved music of JS Bach, reimagined for multiple clarinets and infused with swing jazz, funk and imp…
Great AMC sell-out show in 2018! The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God’s voice through music and the arts.
AMC sell-out 2011 to 2014! Winner, Best Act Mettman Blues Week 2008 (Germany).
Edinburgh’s very own Harry Cullen returns to the Acoustic Music Centre after his great sell-out show there last year.
Best Girl is a story told by the nervous, but likable Annie.
The popular From Shanghai with Love fashion show and exhibition will come back this year for the third time, bringing silk garments from China’s famous Silk Road combined with cu…
The cruelties of social media could have broken a girl’s spirit.
As part of his work on a film, Yorkshire composer Gavin Bryars recorded a homeless man’s song in 1971.
The performance Boys in Sync presents three young men with different archives exploring the concept of masculinity.
One is the final part in Bert and Nasi’s trilogy on contemporary questions, following Eurohouse and the Total Theatre Award-winning Palmyra.
The average attention span of a Generation Z-er is eight seconds; down from 12 seconds for their millennial counterparts.
Kanata: the Haudenosaunee word for Canada.
As the saying goes, "The path to hell is paved with good intentions".
Nick is 14 years old.
Anything With A Pulse begins with boy meets girl in a nightclub.
This abstract contemporary dance show depicts the loss of perception of time in an abstract movement form.
BC Camplight is the moniker of maverick songsmith Brian Christinzio.
Ctrl+Alt+Z is a contemporary dance piece based on the book Keeping Mum by Marianne Talbot.
I’m Still Here is a triple bill of new dance works from female choreographers, featuring two solos and a duet curated and created by GBworks – an international movement collectiv…
Learning from the Future – a post-human dance fiction by Colette Sadler.
One man sits alone in a room. Why? Beckett’s master work brought to life for the modern day.
Multi award-winning dance company James Wilton Dance present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning-fast athleticism where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fus…
Weave a boat-shaped basket from organically grown Scottish willows.
A woman twirls endlessly, casting trails of pleasure, while another rebuilds beauty among the fall and collapse of her storm.
Clive Gregson returns to AMC displaying the songwriting craft that has impressed music industry giants, critics and discerning listeners alike.
Circus is inherently exciting to watch – the whole point of it is to see human bodies interact with the world in a way you didn’t think was possible.
We’re told that ‘Max needs a firm hand’, as the performance launches with three actors clad in balaclavas.
A powerful duet between two exceptional dancers – Joel Brown (Candoco Dance Company) and Eve Mutso (former principal dancer of Scottish Ballet) – as they explore their differen…
Tin Tub Theatre presents a female-led abridged adaption of Anthony Burgess’ iconic novel and play, A Clockwork Orange.
Innovations isn’t just a show.
This contemporary ballet choreographed by Helen and Emily Garner and Bryony Sullivan will take you on an emotional, yet uplifting journey, as these young performers sensitively po…
‘What I had experienced had not been a full life, nor was it a full death but it was a real loss.
London contemporary dance company by Kennedy Junior Muntanga presents this double bill of work in Edinburgh for the first time.
You’re getting ready to go out but your depression has other ideas.
A contemporary exploration on the journey of the English language.
Imagine you can travel through time.
Scottish Dance Theatre’s Ritualia shakes tradition to its core in this bold re-imagining of Nijinska’s 1920s ballet, Les Noces.
Contemporary mime inspired by daily life.
Pecho Mama return with their smash hit gig theatre production.
‘Keep the ears keenly aware for this string-driven sky dancer enchanter’ ***** (TheEdinburghReporter.
Over a drunken McDonald’s, two girls start a viral tweeting frenzy over a subject they know little about.
Vessel is about radical togetherness and radical aloneness; a 21st-century reimagining of medieval Anchoritism where women choose a life of strict and irreversible enclosure, livin…
Just over a 100 years ago there was an epic battle and a tank crew were stranded in their Mark II tank in no mans land.
Jess is sat on the living room floor, nursing a glass of wine… or two… or three.
What is Caledonian Soul? Ross Wilson (AKA Blue Rose Code) will, with help from some very special guests, attempt to answer this question by offering his unique take on generations …
This summer, join the girls for a fabulous night of glitz and glam as we celebrate each of our members in an awards show like no other.
True crime obsession has reached new heights in the past few years with a seemingly endless stream of documentaries, books and podcasts available to armchair sleuths everywhere.
If you have ever wondered how contemporary dance choreography is created (as opposed to classical ballet) this fascinating show, CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s Body Language directed …
What’s done is done.
Fat Blokes is a sort of dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public – made by artist and forward-facing fatso, Scottee.
Learn the art of paper folding with designer/maker Kate Colin.
Very few kind words have ever been said about the prison system in this or any other nation.
Ejaculation - Discussions of Female Sexuality is a raw, visceral exploration of female pleasure, boldly confronting the many themes which act as barriers to this rarely discussed t…
‘What’s going on…??’ Rosana Cade cries, with their head in the seat of a swivel chair, spinning slowly in front of a fixated and silent audience.
Le Coup, in the Underbelly Circus Hub’s ‘The Beauty’ tent, is perfectly programmed.
Internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter Dean Owens is a man of many songs, and many hats.
When two scientists struggle to parent their youngest son, they create Inka.
Last year, the Broughton Spurtle said: ‘It’s a collaboration marked by thoughtful attention and skilled application.
‘Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer/songwriter and a national musical treasure’ (Sing Out!, USA) who’s developed a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based songwriting and…
Genre-busting lineup of virtuoso performers present work inspired by Muriel Spark.
Civilisation (or a day in the life of a woman following a tragic event).
Black Light Theatre Company features a boisterous and lively cast in their production The Last Bubble.
Rarely does the stage premiere of a work take place twenty-three years after it was written, but Out Of Bounds Theatre has claimed the honour with their gritty production of 44 Inc…
In this new piece, Bert and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like.
Estonian epic tale Kalevipoeg is written in songs, and NUKU choir is performing these old runic songs mixed with contemporary jazz, adding an ancient storytelling touch to the perf…
Allan Taylor is the consummate professional who has taken songwriting to a high level.
Pathetic Fallacy, at heart, has a Unique Selling Point—the show’s creator, Anita Rochon, isn’t actually in Edinburgh.
Ensemble is a joyous expression of togetherness involving five performers in their 30s-70s.
Qi, a syllable coming from the performance maker’s name, is believed to be the life force of any living entity in traditional Chinese philosophy (sometimes also spelt as Chi).
Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, performance-based installation This Time Will Be Different denounces the Canadian government’s discourse on Indigenous people and takes …
Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! Ridiculusmus.
Irresistibly colourful, loud and fun show for all the family.
Ophelia is Also Dead follows Ophelia telling us the story of her whole life.
A spontaneous play in the style of Caryl Churchill.
Contemporary Artists Competitive Week (CACW) is an international platform for all kinds of art for young artists to show and express freely.
Small choir; big personality.
Originally an acoustic violin duo, Momento developed their sound by adding synths, sample pads, and loop station to deliver an entertaining, immersive classical and electronic show…
Following two acclaimed solo music theatre shows, Pulse and Auld Lang Syne, Mairi returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a concert inspired by, and responding to, her curren…
Being a teenager is hard and nobody wants to talk about it.
Leaves is a new play by New York City based, all-female theatre collective Don, Pat & Tom.
A block of flats.
‘Can we just say we’re completely pro sex’ – Pig.
The scene is set, the story is well known, the outcome for most is death.
Now in its seventh year, and gaining momentum with each new calendar, Craft Scotland are back for Fringe 2019.
Join us for a magical, marvellous hour of songs from your favourite movie musicals including Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman and some Disney classics.
‘Your children are not your children.
From Burns to Blondie: how a shy clarsach player ended up playing on the Barrowland stage, by way of a hippy chill-out lounge and an Australian riverboat.
Two front gardens, two women with the wit to talk for Ireland, a washing line and a brick wall.
Unicorns, have you noticed they’re everywhere right now? As is the far right.
A body is washed up on the shores of the Faroe Islands, rain softly splatters on a coat, a video projection comes into view and live music fills our ears.
Albert Einstein used to work in a patent office, reportedly because the mundanity and ease of the job allowed his mind to wander to more complicated concepts.
YesYesNoNo are searching for the truth.
This talented all-female ensemble offer an original and inventive take on traditional fairytales.
Back for a second year, Augusta Maclean, a young, contemporary Scottish artist, is holding a solo exhibition of original paintings and photography.
Leading Scottish Composer John McLeod launches a new album featuring his entire music, composed over 50 years, for solo piano played by outstanding pianist Murray McLachlan and new…
Celebrating the works of the playwright and poet, Federico García Lorca, Enebro Teatro have brought together select pieces to create an altogether unique play.
Every song a classic! Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Friedman has achieved legendary, pop icon status for chart-topping hits…
Dance Base’s iconic and eclectic showcase returns once again, showcasing the very best new work from Scottish and international artists.
Exuberant, vibrant, energetic, youthful! Black Never Die is a 10-piece rap outfit from Conakry, Guinea in West Africa creating seductive, colourful solid, groovy urban music.
‘Unfortunately, I had the luck to meet Jackson Pollock’ Lee Krasner once said of her husband.
How do we face dying if we know we have a terminal illness? And also how do we live in the face of death, imminent or not? Losing several friends in the same year, Kally Lloyd-Jo…
We are living through a renaissance of plays in verse, and if you need proof I can furnish few better than Fires Our Shoes Have Made by Fringe newcomers Pound of Flesh Theatre.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Forest in question refers to the cast – a fourteen strong group of graduates from the Moscow Art Theatre School.
Christine Devaney’s And the Birds Did Sing is a gentle, moving meditation on the loss of her father, expressed through story-telling and some expressive physical movement to an e…
Andre, from Germany, is a “traveller between cultures” because his virtuousity allows him to move amongst styles and cultures without sacrificing identity or style.
Main Street Blues present an hour of blues from the trio of blues icons known as The Three Kings.
Music from the Heart with Andrew Leslie and Stephen Roberts is a concert for lovers of acoustic music featuring compositions by Andrew Leslie played on acoustic guitars and double …
Monster choreographed and performed by Yen-Cheng Liu of Dua Shin Te Production is a show about the monster within us but the trouble with alienation is that it alienates the audien…
Another is a quadruple selection of dance pieces by the fledgling company Ballet-works founded by a former soloist of Stuttgart Ballet, Robert Robertson and comprises both contempo…
A play for naval-gazing theatre goers everywhere, Mouthpiece delivers an impactful message about exploitation and appropriation.
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 obser…
A beautiful wordless dialogue between Iraqi traditional music and Finnish contemporary dance.
An uplifting solo performance of one man’s struggle with PTSD and depression and his journey to well-being.
Salmon hits you hard from the moment you step in the venue.
Where do you stand on the burning issues of today? Who do you trust? Is anything so important you’d stake your life on it? Passion Perspectives is a challenging piece of new writin…
Exploring an unlimited range of creative ideas, Dance-Forms’ 76th International Choreographers’ Showcase delivers a solid line-up of superb choreography.
Social media, tech addiction, online gaming and its impact on mental health is the focus of this new, visceral and provocative piece.
A play, a pie and a pint all included in your ticket price! Contemporary interactive play and great craic. See website for further details: mcsorleysbar.com/events
Does the past dictate your future? Trapped in memories of childhood trauma, a group of people are desperately trying to break the cycle and take control of their lives.
Floating Flowers by B.
Al is lonely.
Sometimes we fail and pretend it never happened.
Was childhood really a simpler time, full of innocence and happiness? Katie Paterson’s weird, anarchic and hilarious solo endurance test invites the audience to play and share in…
The Addams Family.
Struggling with anxiety and depression in everyday life, Alice enters a topsy-turvy world Through the Looking-Glass.
Esther Swift has travelled the world extensively with her music-making and embraces many different influences in her virtuosic harp playing, composing and songwriting.
Sean expects a quiet night alone in the pub, but Lisa catches his eye.
Tête-à-Tête: Paris-Edinburgh is a collection of original contemporary photographs taken by Ewan Barry and Audrey Pinard.
A beautifully devised piece written by Sue Dunk.
Lola’s funny, confident, and always striving for perfection.
Conversations With Van Gogh – Hannah has lost faith in everything and everyone, except maybe Vincent van Gogh; but if all life is creation, then surely she can find the meaning o…
Up and Away is a drama set in rural Wisconsin.
Take Your Brain To Another Dimension II at Edinburgh’s VAB Lab – an exhibition of modern art.
There’s Something Missing, is a two-person physical (and sometimes funny) contemporary piece of confessional theatre that discusses identity.
Psychologists claim answering 36 questions can make two strangers fall in love.
In the late 1800s, against a period of social and economic inequality, novelists wrote books about utopian societies where our lives are radically different.
LARP by Berri George (2018 Channel 4 Playwright Award, BBC Hotlist).
In 2016, in a quiet stable complex in the Australian Perth hills, a project now known as Darkness to Light did its principal photography.
Dazzle returns to the festival for the 36th time; a major exhibition with a huge following, showing 60 contemporary jewellers, 3,000 pieces, a leading contemporary printmaker and a…
What are you willing to do to become a legend? A porn actor performing his last record-breaking movie: a sex marathon with 100 women.
An exciting new show created by emerging professional artists from UCW’s degree level performing arts course.
Discover handmade objects for you, and your home, from 41 Scotland-based makers in one unique location.
Celebrated Viennese cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show.
Evocative, innovative shape-shifting drama sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson (1919-2002).
Welcome tae Camby! If ye need tae know anyhin’ aboot roon here, there’s five hings ye need tae remember: neds, fitbaw, shite, shoaps n’ the cooncil.
A brand-new adaptation of this rarely performed musical song cycle with fully fledged characters and setting.
This show explores the story of a girl’s life, her relationship with her environment and the notion that nature can act as a support system in the same way that family and friends …
A joyful celebration of life, regardless of where you happen to be on that road.
A moving tale of lives affected by conflict in Kashmir.
It’s a long, hot summer.
It happened so slowly, nobody notices.
Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, Native Girl Syndrome is inspired by the experience of Lara Kramer’s own grandmother’s migration from a remote First Nations community …
‘At first you feel a winding pain.
FCT returns with its 41st Fringe show following five-star reviews and sell outs for Sister Act and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Meeting Place Theatre and Teresa and Andrzej Welminski Foundation present Limbo.
A young woman calls a helpline.
Rock Choir is the largest contemporary choir in the UK offering the general public the chance to sing without audition or any requirement to read music.
Her name is Lila, and she’s a proud Blackfoot woman, she tells us.
Jane and Toni are immaculate, iconic, accommodating flight attendants.
Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August. Wide range of music from classical to contemporary, traditional Scots and jazz. Full details at cathedral.net
Jive along to jazz, party to punk rock, emote to electronica, caper to classical, wave to world music and tuck into techno with our cherry-picked musical assortment! A powerhouse o…
Michael and Ana had no communication for six months.
Hoichi lives in a temple and plays the lute.
The global gap between rich and poor grows.
Scottee grew up around mould, mice and clothes off the market.
Delightfully deranged and beautifully berserk, Ukrainian group Misanthrope Theatre re-ignite the flames of rebellion and fervour that saw Alfred Jarry’s play close upon its openi…
The Patient Gloria wowed audiences at the Abbey Theatre during its sold-out world premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival.
Do your genes fix your future? Do you have any say? Performed in your home, this is a startling confrontation with the inescapability of being you.
Award-winning all-male company makes an explosive Edinburgh debut.
Eight ordinary people stand before eight spectators.
Returning for its 14th season, C’s critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day.
Cicada 3301 is a play devised around one of the most mysterious, still unsolved Internet puzzles.
As anyone who’s been to an Edinburgh Festival Fringe can attest, word of mouth is crucial to a show’s success.
Set against the backdrop of a school production of West Side Story, this is the story of Mr Taylor, a teacher in charge of putting on the production.
Shakespeare is an easy sell at the Fringe, namely his comedies, and this production of Much Ado is no exception.
The far future.
The collaboration between bassist and composer Ilaria Capalbo and pianist/composer Stefano Falcone is a project that has evolved over a few years since the pair met during studies …
The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God’s voice through music and the arts.
Fresh off the back of their last two outstanding, sell-out Summerhall shows, the amazing Transatlantic Ensemble return once again, to perform Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours Album, live an…
Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate 20 years of touring and recording and are delighted to honour this birthday with a string of special performances with special guest singer Karen Matheson…
At least three times over the course of Atomic 3001 I found myself contemplating whether choreographer and performer Leslie Mannès was somehow creating the techno beat that her bo…
A must-see, hilarious and deeply moving one-woman show from Belfast! In one moment a woman’s jaded world is turned upside down and the dying embers of her spirit are reignited.
Aberdeen-based ensemble marks 90th anniversary of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and 50th anniversary of his Intuitive Music by performing selected compositions from his Aus den Si…
Rural Ireland - rich in personality and culture yet teeming with the stigma and prejudice of another age.
Leigh Bowery was born in Sunshine, Australia (west of Melbourne) in March 1961.
Born in Manchester, now based in Texas, Clive Gregson is an accomplished singer, musician and producer of world-renown and one of the most respected songwriters of his time.
Lauded by The New York Times as ‘existential stand-up’, this unsettling and beautiful play explores the nature of performance, the intersection of actor and audience, and the symbo…
‘And I tell myself, I think – if you f*ck it up, you f*ck it up.
Rab’s delighted to be bringing his current solo show, hot on the heels of a new album, to AMC.
Eight is daring and loud, with biting humour and exhilarating power that thumps throughout the script.
Meet Leah and Chris: raised on Harry Potter, New Labour and a belief that one day they would be as special as their parents promised.
A journey of a kid from foster care to superstardom.
The police just took Jamal away.
The University of St Andrews\\\' all-female a cappella group present Voices.
An algorithm is a plan for solving a problem, but how many more does it create? Instagram’s official blog 2016: ‘To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to show …
Folklore entwines three past folk stories from across the South West to form a new narrative using contemporary dance and puppetry to show the characters’ interaction.
‘Wizards, as you know, may not love.
This duo will lift you up with their ridiculous stories as you transcend with their emotive songs.
Feminism is a tricky word.
To be well or not to be well, that is the question.
A dystopian world that reimagines what it means to confine love.
ZOO Venues in conjunction with DanceXchange and Dance4 present a series of new choreographic works from emerging artists in the Midlands.
A quintet between pianist/composer and four dancers, Autóctonos II questions belonging to a group, in this society of endurance, indifference and productivity.
Join St Andrew’s and St George’s West Choir as they perform a programme of contemporary choral music.
Do you remember when we used to go camping? And when you helped me make an ATM out of cardboard for my school project? Do you realise what a big impact you’ve had on who I am? Fr…
Last year, a local paper said: here are ‘three mature artists examining with calm, unhurried concentration the subtle interplay of form, void, tone, line, pattern, and texture… a…
Sew a coin purse by selecting soft leather and pure wool felt in contrasting colours.
Two Destination Language are encouraging audiences to see the personal narrative behind history with their performance Fallen Fruit.
For one day only! Live Art Bistro take on ZOO Southside, doing what they do best: presenting 12 hours of transgressive and experimental performance by world-renowned artists.
Janis Claxton Dance returns with this award-winning 2016 Fringe hit.
This high-energy performance features real-life mother Lucy and her 15-year-old son Raedie.
Make a mosaic with ceramic and glass tiles.
Folding Echoes is a solo dance piece, which originated from audiences’ urge to understand a contemporary dance performance in general across cultures.
In a society which is so forward thinking, how are we still struggling to help the millions of people with ill mental health? Delve into the harsh reality of mental health to try a…
Three Northerners and three Southerners residing in one nursing home.
The world’s biggest girl band Get Rreel are on the brink of collapse.
Imagine knowing when you’re going to die, exactly when you’re going to die.
When the soldier goes to war what of those left behind? This is the question posed by InValid Voices, a new theatre piece based on interviews with women serving as and married to C…
For most of us, our clothes are a major part of our identity.
As a character actor, Pip Utton is renowned for his depictions of world-famous figures, ranging from Margaret Thatcher to Charles Dickens and everything in between.
With roots in Grotowski’s theatrical style and the laboratory theatre of 1970s Poland, Company of Wolves are known for their striking, collaborative work that fuses dance, physic…
After their five star runaway success with All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Middle Child were always going to suffer from difficult second album syndrome and it’s a real shame …
Project Venture seeks to establish a permanent human colony on Mars and Dr Aysha Malik will be among the first brave souls to make the trip, but she’ll have to contend with her t…
Using nothing but their voices and innovative live looping techniques, genre-bending FreePlay takes you from the concert halls of Europe to the jazz clubs of Manhattan, the temples…
Take a journey with Imperial College London’s premiere mixed a cappella group through a spectrum of genres and themes in their debut Fringe show!
Big Love – Charles Mee’s adaption of Aeschylus’ The Suppliants is a modern reexamination of western norms regarding gender and sexuality.
Part of the Made in Scotland Showcase, presented by Dance Base at Edinburgh City Chambers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The original show, performed for the first time in 10 years. Turn up early, sell-out expected.
Eight captivating monologues that offer a group portrait of diverse characters from high-class hookers to 7/7 survivors.
A mythical merman tribe in ancient Hong Kong, the Lu-tings, is oppressed by another dominant culture.
Follow an eclectic group of twenty-somethings as they navigate wacky text messages, misleading profile pictures and awkward dates in search of true love.
Marco was never a popular kid.
An intimate Spoken Word performance, loosely exploring ideas around Van Gogh and his love, life and language/art.
A vicar, a business man and an actress go into a lift.
Whether you’re after a relaxing lager or fancy a reminiscent Babycham, The White Oak is the pub for you.
The Spice Girls lied right to our faces.
Girl meets boy.
A one woman show, Proxy delves into the lives of mother and daughter Dee Dee and Gypsy, two women from the southern states of America.
An enigmatic title is the hallmark of many Fringe shows – I’m sure no one knows quite what to expect from Duckpond: An Element of Mystery in Umpteen Samples or Lights Over Tesc…
Witches Brew return for their fourth consecutive Fringe show at AMC.
Simon Hall is a comedy writer, TV icon and national treasure, who finds himself arrested under suspicion of never having told a joke.
A one-to-one performance for a group of individuals.
Rab and Jill bring their unique collaboration to AMC in 2018.
The Circle returns to the Fringe for its sixth year.
The Greenock-based local luminary tells stories of love, life and laughter with well-crafted songs.
Reflecting the presence of imagery in the modern world, GIF draws parallels between animation and real life.
Evocative, innovative, shape-shifting drama, sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson (1919-2002).
‘Scotland’s pre-eminent singer/songwriter and a national musical treasure’ (Sing Out!, USA) with a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based song writing and instrumental composition.
A five-piece harmony group singing original songs by Tom Fairnie.
A solo exhibition of original paintings and sketches by Augusta Maclean, an up-and-coming Scottish artist who splits her time between Edinburgh and the Highlands.
This contemporary dance piece performed by Claire Henderson Davis and Bettina Carpi follows the interweaving stories of three pregnant women: a Syrian woman refugee journeying to …
Mr McFall’s Chamber are acquiring a formidable and deserved reputation for adventurous programming.
Three Colours Guitar return to the Fringe with their critically acclaimed music show featuring jazz, classical and Celtic fingerstyle.
Kevin Rowland – Style icon and leader of the band Dexys (formerly Dexy’s Midnight Runners) is renowned for his vast wealth of musical knowledge and a highly charged eclecticism, …
An eclectic pick-and-mix treat of great new dance and styles curated with you, the hungry Fringe audience, in mind.
Over three days, Handmade Edinburgh will celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 80 highly-skilled, British and international designer-makers.
‘They said I’d be good at it.
A young man waited outside the Greenside Royal Terrace Venue for Éowyn Emerald & Dancers to appear after their performance.
Start to End return with a live band interpretation of John Martyn’s classic fourth solo studio album Solid Air, following a sold-out appearance at Celtic Connections 2018.
With the advent of the internet, smartphones and social media, today’s politics happens under an unprecedented level of scrutiny.
People Show have been producing work for more than 50 years which, given the self-indulgence of People Show 130 (or The Last Straw, to give its more Fringe-friendly title), is some…
This simple and significant piece of theatre commences with three women each sat forebodingly on chairs at various points of the stage, as an ear-scratching soundtrack creates a ba…
I was curious about IRL.
Learn to carve a wooden spoon from sustainably sourced Scottish greenwood using traditional hand tools and techniques.
Two virtuosi guitarists from Germany combining a rousing mixture of musical genres.
It’s 4am and, for a group of teens, it’s time to wrestle with the changes in their lives.
David Harrower’s compelling, award-winning play returns to the Fringe.
Women have claimed intellectual and economic power for themselves, culture has simply found new ways to make us inferior.
‘It was strange because at the time I wasn’t really looking for anybody, so when you see somebody.
In a remote fishing village, three sisters, Breda, Clara and Ada endlessly obsess and re-live their memories of love, snatched from their hands and never seen since.
Pushan Bose is a South Asian music composer, producer, singer and rapper who has been creating and releasing original music on digital platforms with a reach of 20 million listener…
The Night With.
So what exactly IS the Trouble with Scott Capurro? Is it that this left-leaning liberal American (yes, he’s the one, apparently) seemingly talks without pausing for breath? (“Are y…
Bring your favourite jumper back to life with creative visible mending.
Part play and part mini-concert, Led Thespian is a new dark comedy that explores love, loss, and the power of music.
WRoNGHEADED is a collaborative dance, poetry and film piece produced by Liz Roche Company about the devastating effects of a repressive society in Ireland, particularly on women.
Nine Foot Nine is a clever piece of dystopian theatre highlighting gender imbalance, produced by the Sleepless Theatre Company.
Jungle by the Bernese company Pink Mama under the direction of Slawek Bendraf and Dominik Krawiecki, purports to be about post-colonialism and in particular who survives but how do…
This exquisite, delightful show by Chang Dance Theatre riffs on the childhood memories of four boys growing up together and, surprisingly, mangoes.
A dazzling white floor space sets off Nigerian/Finnish Ima Iduozee’s black skin and his grey and black outfit perfectly in This Is The Title, a production in association with Fro…
The Spinners is a collaboration between Lina Limosani of Limosani Projekts as choreographer and Al Seed as director.
Edinburgh Fringe is typically visited for a gluttonous helping of comedy and theatre shows.
“Have you ever fantasised about someone like me?” Katy Dye asks the audience, not as an adult woman, not as a performance artist, but as a 15-year-old school girl.
Julia Krone Oliver, a local Edinburgh artist originally from Cape Town, paints life-affirming dreamlike landscapes.
Inclusive theatre group The Theatre Shed will explore end of life and organ donation in a unique and inspiring way.
AD1 Youth Dance Company presents an original contemporary dance work She Rose.
Punching Judy is an original piece of theatre, which explores the secretive and insidious nature of domestic abuse.
It starts like this.
Dance-Forms Productions is celebrating the International Choreographers’ Showcase’s 24th Anniversary and 17 years of brilliant performances at the Fringe.
Inspired by Waiting for Godot, this original piece performed by two women of colour brings new meaning to issues of violence and war, poverty, food, deserts, hopelessness and those…
A contemporary musical set in the lift between Covent Garden Tube platform and street level of the piazza with a rich and complex musical score.
It’s Not Over Yet… choreographed and performed by Emma Jayne Park (aka Cultured Mongrel) is a heart-stopping autobiographical show about cancer.
Back at the festival for the fourth time, 34/18 Youth Dance Company perform Step Into Africa IV.
Delve into the dark world of misguided tech trust with a kaleidoscopic investigation of data, desire and desperation.
Both lovely and devastating in equal measure, City Love by Illuminate Theatre Company documents a romance that lives and dies in the bustle of London town.
Varhung- Heart to Heart will touch your heart.
A wanderer believes his destiny is written along the North Carolina Interstate.
Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best young contemporary music talents perform an exciting blend of Scottish pop, traditional Scottish songs and instrumental s…
Rachel and Peter are 17; they’ve been together for six months.
It was only a look. A touch. But never a feeling. She thought it had only happened to her. As soon as she told her story, she realised that she was not alone.
Twelve talented Bishop’s University drama students present Feet of the Angels.
Chris O’Neill and four comics will talk about the news and be amusing while being awake! They will be joined by insomniacs in search of laughter.
Neverwant: the algorithm of life.
Modern dating and a devastating terrorist attack do not, at first, seem like complimentary subject matters for a romantic comedy, and yet in 52Up Production’s new show 9/11 Was a…
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Superstar Donny Stixx is finally in town! Prepare to be amazed and expect the unexpected as Donny goes down in history as the greatest magician of our time! But please, no question…
‘I limit myself to a quick look every two hours at first.
The Last One is the end of all things, and still needing more.
In a world where words are power, the influence of “friends” online can make such a difference to the choices we make.
Reflecting myself in the mirror.
Considered one of the best musicals of this century the Tony Award-winning show Spring Awakening, featuring an electrifying folk rock score, is brought to life in a bold new stagin…
Carve your own ring in jeweller’s wax.
Vivaldi’s classic Four Seasons, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live into a personal and innovative take on one of classical music’s most well-loved work…
History is plagued with horror written on its own walls.
A play, a pie and a pint. All included in your ticket price. Contemporary interactive plays and great craic! See website for further details: mcsorleysbar.com/fringe.
Choreographic duet from three years ago.
On the bloodied knuckle and tender belly of contemporary theatre, this showcase of original work introduces emerging theatre companies from one of the country’s leading contempor…
Karen and Tom met and married when they were really young.
The second floor of White Stuff becomes a haven for design-lovers.
Aurigami (Malcolm Ball – ondes martenot/hand percussion, Kate Cuzner – flutes/live electronics).
Driven by faith to resurrect the IRA, Annie battles to bring her family the honour they deserve.
Returning for the 35th year.
Elicitations features extracts from three poignant works by British/Australian choreographer Briar Adams.
August 1916, the great explorer Alexandra David-Néel has been in her hermitage cavern in the Himalayas for two and a half years, following the teachings of her guru, the Lama Gomc…
He is Generation X.
For the love of God, will somebody stop this man before he does himself or someone else an injury? ‘A new comedy original’ ***** (Herald).
Brutal, heart-breaking and often hilarious, Yen by Anna Jordan explores the relationship between nature and nurture.
Peter E Davidson (BBC Northern Ireland’s The Blame Game and Live at the Sunflower) returns with his brand-new show Fopical – a guide on how to relax in the modern world without…
’Have you just got exactly what you wanted by working hard and wanting it?’ A courageous look at the enduring bond of friendship.
World premiere and programmed for Made in Scotland 2018 – Heroine is based on the true story of Danna Davis and her 10 years in the US Army.
Bron is going on first dates.
Spyro and Jim. Two squaddies. Find themselves trapped in an old warehouse. Why are they there? Is there a way out? And how long can they keep going before the cracks begin to show?
Good morning, America! Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today’s lesson.
Internationally renowned The 7 Fingers return with this unique, riveting mix of theatre, circus, dance, music and acrobatics.
‘Inspired look at society through the prism of a parent-teacher meeting’ ***** (Sunday Times).
There is a woman.
Now in its eleventh year, Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe brings you, once again, the best in Scottish writing.
Celebrated Viennese crossover cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show after a successful run in 2017.
An everlasting spell.
Poets spend their lives writing about it, everyone thinks about it, but when love is between two men some people turn a blind eye.
A former Times Critics’ Choice.
Triple Fringe First and Olivier Award-winning Fishamble present Maz and Bricks.
‘A striking dream world.
This exhibition by acclaimed British artist Tacita Dean takes performance as its theme.
Music’s power has erased boundaries before, but can it make us feel connected as citizens, even after the Brexit? Last year, theatre maker Marieke Dermul researched if such a thi…
Katie & Pip celebrates the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old Type 1 Diabetic girl and Pip, her five-year-old border collie, trained by Katie to save her life on a daily bas…
One is found buried in a culmination of emotions when life takes an unexpected turn.
The Oxford Alternotives are back for their ninth consecutive year at the Fringe.
I’ve had over 70,000 pricks… Of the medical kind.
Grassmarket Projects return to Summerhall after the successes of Doubting Thomas and Doglife with an authentic exploration of care within the NHS.
The After School Club join Irish playwright Conor Burke to present their debut production.
If you break my heart, I’ll break yours too.
Amir Kapoor is happily married and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life – but his success has come at a price.
We open on a reversed environmental crisis.
To Be Me pairs a recording of Kate Tempest’s poetry and live dance choreographed by Julie Cunningham; it’s a risky undertaking which is both fascinating but, at times, teeters …
Wired is one of several productions with a military theme being performed at the Army Reserve Centre, Summerhall’s new venue, [email protected]
Master of Cretan lute George Xylouris and Jim White (Dirty Three), a most innovative and charismatic drummer, are creating a musical duo.
The audience were completely absorbed by Proto-Type Theater’s exposition of global mass-surveillance in A Machine They’re Secretly Building, the title aptly born from whistlebl…
It is brave to reimagine Shakespeare, in particular arguably his greatest tragedy but Lear by John Scott Dance is a deeply moving, subtle and superbly performed interpretation of …
Up the dark, dark stairs, upon the bloody gallows of soft rock, through the oubliette of cheese, into the torture chamber of disco, you are welcomed to the Late Night Pop Dungeon.
In The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre classic is made ironically self-aware.
Svelt, intelligent, adorable balladeer trapped inside the body of an oversized, oft-bearded folk ogre.
Siren Theatre Co’s Good With Maps is a multi-faceted story masterfully guided by Jane Phegan who takes us through this one woman show.
American wanderer Julie Byrne’s second album, Not Even Happiness, vividly archives what would have otherwise been lost to the road – bustling roadside diners, the stars over the …
Walking into theSpace on the Mile this morning, I had very little knowledge about what Columns had in store for me.
Profundis choreographed by Israeli-born Roy Assaf, is amusingly and slickly performed by the National Dance Company Wales but is more of a ‘five-finger exercise’ for dance stud…
Not the 2006 Broadway musical, but the 1981 play on which that was based, Spring Awakening is notable for its controversies upon original publication.
Alice is an up-and-coming reporter and she is assigned the topic of sex trafficking to research.
Electronic artist from the UK and one half of F*ck Buttons.
A sensory experience transforming dancers into sleek, androgynous, nocturnal beings guided through shadows by a futuristic techno soundtrack.
This monologue series is a blunt, brutal, but ultimately celebratory foray into how we handle human interactions.
Folk is Caroline Finn’s first piece for the Cardiff-based National Dance Company Wales since becoming its Artistic Director two years ago.
The stage is awash with cold, blue LED light.
An anti-terrorist government official is forced to reconsider all of his preconceptions regarding illegal immigrants when he comes face to face with the experiences of a desperate …
The Accidentals are so excited to be back in Edinburgh performing at the Festival Fringe for their sixth consecutive year! In the past they’ve had three sell-out, five-star runs an…
In their Fringe debut, Exeter’s mixed contemporary a cappella group showcase their unique style in a series of unmissable shows.
Loosely based on The Handmaid’s Tale, this play takes place in a modern day fertility unit.
Memories are reborn, they are created, they make up the narrative of young people who bring to the scene various perspectives on childhood, pain, homesickness, loss, affective rela…
An original dark comedy about the original dark couple.
Following the success of their debut show Eurohouse, Bert & Nasi return to Edinburgh with Palmyra, an exploration of revenge, the politics of destruction and what we consider to be…
SoftLOUD is acoustic and electric, ancient and modern, traditional and innovative.
Thisis a solo show where the Korean dancer and choreographer Lee Kyung-eun, inspired by the shamanic gut or rite to expel ‘goblins’ or evil spirits, aims to turn this around an…
This piece asks questions of belief and seeks answers within personal encounters.
Celebrating the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old type 1 diabetic girl and Pip, her 5-year-old border collie, trained by Katie to save her life on a daily basis.
Uncovering the true and still unfolding story of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: a charity worker detained in Iran while on holiday, visiting her family.
Three unconnected prisoners are thrown into the same cell on the day that the Earth’s population of bees go missing.
Taking a leaf from Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, The Black that I Am is a compilation of stories that delve into the minds of various women and their experiences of being black…
A live eclectic ballad of works from pioneers of the contemporary Scottish music scene.
Locus Amoenus is a poignant, slightly absurdist masterpiece in dramatic irony, in which the audience watches three strangers on a train slowly, unknowingly, going towards their de…
Alyona Ageeva’s PosleSlov Physical Theatre Company presents the UK premier of this contemporary physical theatre performance.
For a theatre piece to be perfect for some people, it has to be horrible for others.
New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances is part of Arab Art Focus, a showcase of new theatre and performance from the Arab region and diaspora.
Edinburgh ceramicist Craig Mitchell will be exhibiting a range of figurative clay sculpture, which explores contemporary themes and personal narratives in a humorous way.
Taking its title from critic Waldemar Januszczak’s rundown of the 2016 Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy – ‘there is not enough emotion in our art any mo…
Traverse Theatre is currently hosting rehearsed readings of pieces from graduates at the University of Edinburgh’s Playwriting Masters course.
Trumpet, electronics and text.
yt2 return with Birdland by the Olivier and Tony award-winning Simon Stephens.
Women at War is an interesting piece which explores the gendered dimensions of warfare through a monologue by a female American soldier serving in Afghanistan.
Physical theatre can always lend itself to a degree of interpretation, and inevitably the risk of confusion.
The story of two women in need of a liver transplant: Sophie Undridge, a young woman with autoimmune hepatitis, whose life has been reduced to medication and hospitalisation, and B…
The ultimate choir experience with the UK’s most versatile and captivating vocal group.
Since bursting onto the Madrid DIY scene, Hinds – Ana Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen – have mastered a raw and playful sound all their own.
Powerful and complex, TuTuMucky explores how we’re shaped by the world around us, searches for peace in chaos, and celebrates revolt against the regiments of modern daily life.
This is a show about belonging.
Thought-provoking theatre and assured acting are on offer at this show, which is split into two plays, both written by the late playwright James Saunders, a one-time mentor to Tom …
At Wootton Bassett School, Leo’s class has been locked in.
‘I didn’t even know your name.
You never know who you share your space with, who you touch, or how you touch them.
Ridley’s modern classic sees Presley and Haley as orphaned and perpetually infantilised 28 year-olds, unable to leave their East London flat for ten years following their parents…
Coffee is the backbone of modern society.
‘A new label on an old tin of beans won’t change the flavour.
Classical, pop and film music, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live with you, the audience! ‘Beautifully nuanced playing’ (Strad).
Big Cat Small Flap – the unique observations from a giant talking cat called Mr Nibbles on the state of humans and the world today, from Trump to Brexit to Instagram, and why the…
Inspired on Zeami’s Aya No Tsuzumi, Busu and the Damask Drum was originally adapted by Yukio Mishima for the modern stage.
Under the direction of Brian Feigenbaum, Lawrence Academy Dance returns for its fifth Fringe.
It’s just another Sunday morning for the Easy Sister goddesses: ill-advised Jägerbombs, lost tampons and wanking mermaids are behind them.
Young Scottish YouTube star Bex has convinced her English boyfriend Philip to move to Glasgow with her.
Demise was its own demise.
Liver and Lung Productions have created something extraordinary in Submission, a new play about the conflict between religion and sexuality.
Jess and Joe want to tell us their story.
is a gentle piece, beguiling in its simplicity in which the dancer and
choreographer, Shilpikda Bordoloi evokes the world’s largest river
island, Majuli in Assam’s…
A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted tale.
Home from university for the holidays, Sam and Alice have met to fulfil the promise they made, aged 10, to spend one whole, glorious day as their superhero alter egos.
Witches Brew return to the AMC for the third year.
One evening, 10-year-old Rhona goes missing.
A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling empire, a run-down chip shop in the east end of Glasgow.
If you’re in search of the next big thing this Fringe, look no further.
A thoughtful and well-realised production, this play provides a personal perspective on the debate surrounding American gun ownership.
Three Colours Guitar’s exciting new music show blends jazz, classical and Celtic fingerstyle.
2017 is their last year! Edinburgh’s favourite purveyors of sousaphone-fuelled brassy honkstep will be hanging up their horns at the end of this year.
Learn to hand-appliqué leather and create your own Carmen Miranda-themed bag charms or key chains with fashion designer Emily Millichip.
No crocodile tears are involved in this deeply moving one woman monologue; it is emotion in its purest, most innocent form.
This jump-cutting adaptation of Shelagh Stephenson’s drama following two generations of domestic abuse is a decent attempt at a school-level production.
Shoko Seki: Deadline is a part-choreographed, part-improvised solo dance piece that explores the Japanese phenomenon of Karuoshi; Seki stressfully dances through the various stages…
This startling, if indistinct production from Mind the Gap, England’s largest learning disability theatre company, gets straight to its point, with cast members slipping into ‘…
For a one-man play, Enda Walsh’s Misterman feels almost mythically large in its intensity.
With the overwhelming amount of options at the Fringe, Bite-Size allows one to see several short and sweet plays in the space of an hour.
A girl curled up inside a cupboard.
It is ten years since Simon Stephens captured the chaos of London in 2005: within a few days London went from celebrating Live8 and the announcement that they would be hosting the …
Coppélia is originally a comic ballet based on the writings of Prussian romantic author, E.
Jamaya come from Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv and have been playing together since they were 16.
‘Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure’ (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, roots based songwriting …
Czech dance in its ultimate form.
This little-known musical is tremendous fun in its own right, but the extremely talented and energetic cast of The Great American Trailer Park Musical make it engaging for a full 9…
Leviathan, inspired by Melville’s Moby Dick is choreographed by James Wilton to a pounding score by Lunatic Soul.
Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, performing a powerful set of up-tempo electric blues material, with a range of original numbers plus some new and old blues …
Alastair McIntosh is a writer, broadcaster and activist on land reform, spirituality and ecology.
‘A gorgeous way to start the second hour of today’s show.
One of the UK’s brightest young female vocalists to have broken through in recent years.
Creature is a contemporary dance show that tries to capture the essence of being human through what the publicity calls ‘aerial acrobatics and earth-bound choreography’.
“I need more light,” our protagonist Caravaggio says at one point, and it’s fair to say that the 16th century Italian’s use of light and darkness is one of his paintings’…
The beginning of Last Resort definitely hooks you in.
Threewoods Playwright took us on an underwhelming biographical journey with this short play about a young girl reliving her refugee grandmother’s memories of Hong Kong.
I’m not sure where to begin in dissecting Sasquatch: the Opera.
A rap opera written entirely in rhyme, performed as one continuous song.
The future of classical piano is here! With cutting-edge virtuosity and sleek elegance, this four piano, eight hands ensemble from South Korea blends Beethoven and Chopin seamlessl…
If you were Earth.
The Lemon Bucket Orkestra is Canada’s only balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk super-band.
An exquisite piece, Together Alone, danced nude by Zoltán Vakulya and Chen-Wei Lee of Art B&B, is a profound meditation on relationships through a sensitive exploration of the bod…
No Show is perhaps the perfect show: one that claims to be nothing at all.
During Fringe we can often forget about the aspects of Edinburgh that make it a cultural destination by itself.
The set of this play included a fish tank with a small toy fish that swam around in it.
In her opus Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag explores the ways in which images of conflict can be altered for the benefit of a particular social cause or political group.
Dance-Forms Productions is celebrating 16 years of brilliant performances at the Fringe, presenting the cream of the crop of postmodern creations.
Six teenagers communicate anonymously and only through the internet.
A young bride returns to her family’s rural estate for a weekend-long wedding celebration.
A modern ensemble piece about a silent girl finding her voice and finding her mother when a mysterious East End antiques dealer teaches her how small actions lead to big effects.
Three male dancers perform Company Chordelia & Solar Bear’s Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here choreographed by Kally Lloyd-Jones and cast.
Three of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and chat about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting.
This acclaimed show from award-winning Australian theatre company Sisters Grimm clearly aims to put the “lion” back in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, through a startlingly …
A hypnotic, tongue-in-cheek antidote to the glittering circus world.
A twelve-year-old girl sneaks across the border into her own country.
Speed, brevity, honesty and the denial of preconception, TML brings you on a rollicking, multi-genre journey of 30 plays in 60 minutes.
The multi award-winning magician Callum McClure, with a unique blend of robotics and magic, will amaze and amuse.
Featuring music, original video and performance, this show combines electronic, classical opera and contemporary music, with lighting effects and surprises.
Three feisty northern lasses present a right good sketch show that’s full of heart, songs, larger than life characters and highly flammable 80s blouses.
In deepest Suburbia, five young idealists have formed a new political party to save the world from itself.
Medea on Media is not your average spin on an Ancient Greek classic; Seongbukdong Beedoolkee’s production is fearless, irreverent, unsettling and, most surprisingly, a lot of fun…
The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash is a show whose tagline betrays its true value.
A tight-knit group of school friends are learning about the struggles of the Suffragette movement, but none of them are really listening.
Carve your own bespoke ring in jeweller’s wax.
Due to some of the artists being refused visas to enter the UK, we have had to make some changes to the Arab Arts Focus Dance Double Bill.
This southern Californian dance troupe presents an hour of high-energy contemporary ballet, depicting humor, beauty, longing, first love and the contemplation of strengths and weak…
Charlie, a foreign correspondent out to do her job, is kidnapped and put in an underground cell.
Most bankers walked free after the bubble burst – but not John Gabriel Borkman.
Exploring all of the potential love triangles the original story has to offer, the world’s most beloved couple receives a fresh, re-imagined staging as told through the eyes of the…
One night can change your life.
The second floor of White Stuff becomes a haven for design lovers.
Mediterraneo is bringing Africa, southern Italy and Scotland crashing into Summerhall for a huge festival opening party.
A small northern Maine town.
This student devised piece from University High School debuts an ever-changing sequence of short plays ranging from drama to comedy, and scripted to improv.
If Lena Dunham’s Girls, Requiem for A Dream and political punditry had a brain child, Jeopardy would be it.
Adulting – (verb) To adult.
Inspired by cynicism.
Think Less, Feel More is the second solo exhibition in Edinburgh by up-and-coming abstract artist Alice Boyle.
Witness a spectacular display of uplifting, feel-good pop, rock and contemporary chart songs performed by national phenomenon, Rock Choir.
Award-winning professional aerial dance theatre from London LCP is back with Escape 2, a recreation of its predecessor Escape, presented at Fringe 2016.
Told through contemporary and ancient physical storytelling techniques, the National Theatre of China’s Luocha Land is a visual treat.
We present a sumptuous selling exhibition of kilim and textile cushions, chairs, fenders, pouffees, hall seats and sofa stools in vibrant colours and contemporary and traditional d…
It’s the middle of the night.
Time-bending Ruby lives parallel lives: one an eighties boxer, one a computer coder for a modern-day startup; battling sexism and expectations in both decades.
Turpy – star of Climaxed (BBC Three) and Pop Sludge (4Music) – returns with a stand-up show/hour of performance art/arse flapping gently in the wind, which rodgers the system q…
Paul’s world as a sound engineer is changing, as early stages of dementia begin to affect his personal relationships.
Ruth Hunter (SYTYF Runner-up ‘16) and Conor O’Toole (**** (Fest, Chortle.co.uk) are two of Ireland’s favourite alternative stand-ups and will present an hour of original, zany fun.
This award-winning, fourteen-strong ensemble brings you innovative a cappella, reimagining songs from a whole host of genres, from 90s R&B, to indie rock, jazz and current chart to…
Lobsters love large claws and peacocks prefer big tails – but what sets our hearts racing? An enticing piece of dance theatre that puts love under the microscope, challenging our…
Hoovering Flour Theatre Company’s debut production this year at the Fringe! Once upon a Christmas in a land far, far away Mark and Elizabeth throw a Christmas party which is sure…
A one-man show about fish, forgetting and the fear of dying single.
International headliner Ranney is Speaking in Tongues.
The raucous and entertaining tale of the pompous and deluded Doctor who lives with an idiotic manservant, Zanni.
Here’s a heartfelt invitation to experience a never-before-seen mix of climate science, psychology and surrealist dance in which we attempt to remake ourselves just in time for a…
The story of a young girl finding herself through an Ayahuasca Ceremony.
A quick-fire dystopian comedy following the daily routine of Harper and Collins: two lexicographers imprisoned by the sinister MW Corporation.
Delving into the lives of a group of teenagers in a tower block at the end of a school day.
1902 sheds a light on the dark side of football, telling real stories about real people, but showing that not all football fans are as bad as they are perceived to be.
Frank and Cynthia meet and fall in love in a whirlwind croissant-inspired love affair, which is tragically cut short.
Once upon a time, when folks did as they pleased and the world was good, there lived a girl called.
‘Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
From out of the future, dissolving himself in fiction, the character of Youness Atbane observes the dynamics of contemporary art in Morocco.
A former Times critic’s choice.
Presented across Inverleith House and the Front Range glasshouse at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Plant Scenery of the World aims to evoke the theatrical, awe-inspiring, utop…
Of Things Not Seen: photographs by Jim Grover of life in a Clapham Parish, and The Edge of Colour: a response to Paolozzi’s Window by Dave Sands, with glass by Liz French.
Brazilian artist Jac Leirner presents her first solo exhibition in Scotland, bringing work from major collections together with new work made especially for Edinburgh audiences.
An exhibition of the best in modern art photography from photographers, both amateur and professional, worldwide.
Ryan was a bright lad at school.
Patrick Sandford is engaging,
entertaining and certainly knows how to hold an audience.
If there’s a topic sought
after in theatre right now, it would most likely be mental health and
how we deal with it.
Walking into The Warren’s
Studio 2 to the sounds of Vengaboys, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani, it was clear
I was in for an hour-long nostalgia hit.
What to wear to a cabaret show where the dress code was “dress for
the end of the world or the beginning”? Sorry, my supernova outfit is still in
Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) directs an ensemble of young, highly talented UK-based musicians in a programme drawn from the celebrated American avant-gardists including …
On an epic adventure to halt ageing in its tracks, writers and performers Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards swim the sea of apology, march the bridge of tears and conquer the dark de…
Described as “unconventional,
quirky, and voyeuristic”, Peppered Wit’s production of Blink by
Phil Porter fulfills each of those descriptions.
Renowned American pianist and conductor Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) performs piano music by three of America’s greatest composers: Charles Ives’ First Piano Sonata, pio…
Led by Lebanese violinist Layale Chaker, The Sarafand Ensemble brings you a concert of new original musical compositions where Western classical and contemporary music, Jazz, and A…
A woman single-mindedly pursues her physical image at the expense of her inner self.
Phoenix Session is based in London and works with some of the most exciting emerging artists from the UK’s independent music scene.
Sex: we (almost) all do it, but we hardly talk about it.
Two striking and contrasting puppetry shows form a double bill that explores the journey of dementia patients at the end of their life.
Terriane Falcome offers a tour de force of
writing and comedy,
playing at the Theatre Box this Brighton Fringe.
Jacqueline & the Sensations is a band from the UK that performs Jacqueline’s original songs.
SoundKarD are soprano Sarah Dacey, pianist Kate Halsall and composer Duncan MacLeod.
Each performance of Blue Heart Theatre’s relationship based plays features five short dramas where the company chooses the first three and the audience the last two.
Set in the near future, Hang imagines a world where the death penalty has returned and, with a sinister game-show-like feel to it, the victim determines the fate of the offender.
This critically-acclaimed, award-winning Norwegian (but performed in English) play philosophises: Do we humans really have a deep need for an identity, or is this need utter nonsen…
To tell stories in unexpected ways; that is the promise that Wildkind Theatre makes in their tagline.
Unflinchingly honest journey to every mum.
Cascade Creative Recovery and Invisible Voices of Brighton and Hove bring to stage a variety of people who represent vulnerable communities in our city.
7090 are the hosts of a playground full of music, films and installations.
Through the use of film projection, plays, and music by Justyna Ponikowska, 7090 and Hana present a concert about the malleability of meaning.
The Viking warrior, the HubbaBubba Gum-chewing slut and the Hermit have placed the sign ‘Do Not Disturb’ on the door of the hotelroom.
“The average person
will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime”.
A dog is man’s best friend, and is for life.
Comedy sketch show featuring contemporary characters in Brighton and beyond.
This year Sophia and Amoret will be roaming through Europe, discovering the story of Gypsy music.
A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling fast food shop.
Settling into a pew at Sweet St Andrew’s along with a small but eager crowd, I had no idea what to expect from I Will Carry You Over Hard Times.
A fascinating opportunity to learn the mime choreography technique behind the award-winning performance ‘I Will Carry You Over Hard Times’.
CTRL ALT DEL: Restart, Repeat, Restart, Repeat.
We wear the consequences of our decisions like a bad shirt.
A newly-devised piece exploring issues of mental health.
A fun and informative play from the female-led White Slate Theatre company, White Slate performed Re: Production (not literally) for the final time at the Brighton Fringe on Saturd…
Have you ever seen a polar bear in the flesh? Been close enough to notice just how white these magnificent mammals are? Here is your chance to get up close and personal: remove you…
Everyone has experienced the dreaded ‘bad day’ where nothing seems to work out.
Have our relationships become a product of a social media obsessed generation? Dating in the 21st century is constantly changing and not necessarily for the better.
We are presented with two bodies: a loud Jamaican dance hall music and disco lights.
Three remarkable short plays about modern male homosexuality: a farce about stereotypes and unrequited love; a drama about a date going very wrong; a transcontinental love story ab…
Three performers from the UK, Italy and Spain that belong to the so called Generation Y, are confronted onstage with a simple but controversial question: what do you want for your …
This acclaimed production recaptures the passion and controversy of the famous novel and hit film, repackaging it into an immersive show.
Inspired by two real stories, the play explores the impact of early onset dementia on two very different families - a journey of love, loss and duty.
Two decades of drought result in a ban on the use of private toilets, and citizens are forced to pay through the roof to use public amenities, a privilege we currently enjoy in the…
Lingua Franca Ensemble ‘Ephemera’ album launch concert.
Sigmund and Christian meet, and slot together like puzzle pieces.
New Note Orchestra and Guests.
Back for 2017! Another fantastic day out for art lovers everywhere.
Soundscape – a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet.
Cultural Echo is the debut theatre work from young company Broken Perspectives.
Ceyda Tanc Dance is a contemporary dance company led by Artistic Director and Choreographer, Ceyda Tanc.
A brilliant weaving-together of vocals, poems, music, song and performance takes the audience on a breathtaking trip in the company of a series of angry, disaffected, bored, vengef…
Pianist/composer/musical-explorer Helen Burford performs a programme of global exotica and new commissions for solo piano, toy piano and Indian santoor.
I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d witnessed after walking out of BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt, a surreal play by Greek company THE.
Soaring soprano and passionate cello lines intermingle with sumptuous piano writing in a recital programme featuring Esther Ward-Caddle (cello)and Nicole Panizza (piano) performing…
The bizarre tale of the boy Eli Hum, born with a baffling condition: his tummy can only digest honey.
Helen is the only insecure woman in the world trying to navigate through this thing called life.
Our 2017 sculpture exhibition showcases work by both established and up-and-coming artists.
The 19-piece Studio 9 Orchestra pays tribute to the late composer, arranger and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, with an evening of beautiful arrangements written for alarge Jazz ensemble.
Mozzz! A week in the life of an undercover mosquito.
Saby Kang offers some useless and random anecdotes in this one-woman operation.
“Stories can conquer fear, you know.
A brand-new musical by BBC Bursary winner Natalie Sexton.
Ever wondered what a pavlova recipe sounds like in bossa nova? Or craved fitness tips set to industrial techno? Part improv, part concert, ‘re:Verse’ is an interactive musical come…
A double-bill of intimately presented contemporary dance, story and film, exploring the perception and experience of shared memory.
Immerse yourself in a playful and joyful dance experience as three dancers take you on a journey in and out of reality, swapping between the factual and the fictitious.
Holiday Snow is just your average woman from the Valleys, now settled in Rhyl, with dreams of a hot tub and a marshmallow room.
“The true mystery of the world is the visible .
Seven brave and bold artists constructing the next big thing in theatre.
writer and director Sam Chittenden has done it again.
A ‘Shirley Valentine’ tale for the 21st century with songs from the Rat Pack repertoire, ‘Sway’, ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ and ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’.
Following our legendary Brighton Fringe 2016 appearance, the original family dance party returns for more day-clubbing, this time at the funkiest bar on the beachfront with the bes…
After sell-out shows and rave reviews across Australia, and following a buzzing Edinburgh Fringe run in association with Underbelly Untapped, alternative comedian Nicole Henriksen …
Challenges common perceptions of mental ill-health.
There is more to life than happiness,
right? A not-so-perfect guide to happiness is explored in this one-woman show,
written and performed by Yvette May who, after finding hersel…
Former Candoco and Jasmin Vardimon Company dancer, Victoria Fox, presents her new work ‘Still I Rise’.
Your home is the venue when DOG, former graffiti legend, comes to your house for a consultation in this darkly comic grown-up reworking of Pinocchio.
Introduced in last year’s Brighton Fringe, Rory and Simon are back, still struggling with the age-old problem of family communications.
This is an exhibition of abstract sculpture situated on and around a farmyard in a mid-Sussex rural setting.
Arna Spek (BBC Radio 4 New act competition, Leicester Square theatre New act semi final 2016) is ready to make you laugh! Join her for a hilarious 30 minute stand-up comedy show ab…
Embarking on a tale of ambition, blood and murder of their own, Mac and Lady Mac build a fast food empire.
Special first night of Brighton Fringe event - Ligeti Quartet plays ‘Black Angels’ for amplified strings and percussion, which David Bowie named as being among his favourite ‘Top-2…
Discover hundreds of today’s most sought-after limited edition and original prints in one must-see gallery! Lose yourself in the latest releases from outstanding artists such as …
An art alchemy of raw metals.
New work from an exciting Irish theatre company.
Brighton Dance Network is excited to present its third site-specific promenade piece.
One soldier’s story of coping with PTSD.
Inspired by the age-old legend ‘The Faerie Boy of Leith’, ‘Fallen Angel’ is a disturbing new supernatural thriller.
Resound is a group of 18 male voices.
Twelve years ago, Tobias and Alexander came together to form a spiritualist commune based on their shared visions of a peaceful and harmonious community.
A young man says he’s just looking for a place to stay, but he’s got sex, violence and revenge on his mind.
There’s no confetti in Confetti, but there is a complex mix of language and movement that makes it intriguing.
An endearing display that demonstrates both exceptional vocal and instrumental talents.
Renowned pianist Martin Cousin performs a recital of Rachmaninov to fill the post-lunch relaxation mood. Tea, coffee and pastries included afterwards.
Labjovem 2016 is a creative platform for a new generation of young artists from the Azorean islands (Portugal), as well as a way to share some experiences, values and different rea…
A Tale of Two Cities: Blood for Blood is neither the best of times, nor the worst of times, but over a ninety-minute running time it is a something of an odd construction.
How Is Uncle John? is a story about the relationship of mother and daughter: of protector and protected, and of victim and survivor.
Fife’s Kenny Anderson, aka King Creosote, has become one of Scotland’s most acclaimed and prolific singer-songwriters: a squeezebox Casanova and a seafaring pop heart-breaker who…
Traditional, contemporary Scottish songs by five of Scotland’s celebrated folk musicians.
Arbroath-based musician Mark Spalding follows on from last year’s warmly received recital marking 40 years of Stockhausen’s Tierkreis, with a programme honouring veteran Hungarian …
Set in small, Irish living room - somewhere between cosy and claustrophobic - Three Days’ Time is a thoughtful domestic comedy about weird parents, leaving home and mysteriously …
Hard hitting and immensely emotional, the beautiful performances in Fémage a Trois don’t hesitate in getting down to the real challenges that modern day, western women must face…
Nicole Henriksen is an Aussie comedian and stripper and in this show, which harnesses skills from both professions, she gives the audience a clear rundown of what they’re going t…
9/11, as it now succinctly known, is one of those ‘where were you on the day?’ events.
Taking multimedia representations of young women as its inspiration, If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming picks apart a medley of references to Titanic, Disney …
Igor Stravinsky once said ‘what gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.
Born in Manchester, now based in Texas, Clive Gregson is a world-renowned and accomplished singer, musician and producer.
Sergei Diaghilev’s challenge to all of his collaborating artists was: ‘Astonish me!’.
Without name, without identity – the body in its physical, sensual nature.
Is anybody out there? It’s a question that’s inspired generations of writers and filmmakers, religious leaders, astrophysicists and, of course, conspiracy theorists.
I must admit I was sceptical walking into C +1 on Chambers street on this afternoon to see The Rep Theatre Company’s latest show.
For many people unaffected by it, the debt crisis in Greece is a distant, vaguely distressing situation, failing to provoke public outcry due to a misapprehension that it is someho…
Take a play with no plot, an unspecified number of players, no defined characters, pages of intense prose and lines that can be spoken by any performer and what do you have? Unmis…
The Traverse’s Breakfast Plays series is an intriguing prospect: four plays on the same theme by their Associate Artists, presented as script-in-hand rehearsed readings at 9am ea…
The only performer to hold the dual honours of a Lifetime Achievement award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an induction into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame, Gaughan ret…
A scintillating 13-piece live band, featuring percussion and brass sections and fronted by Stu Goodall pay reverence to the songs of Paul Simon with an explosive show.
Jen Stone and Megan Thompson Dance Project is known for its dynamic physicality, powerful imagery and emotive choreography.
Powerful improvising pianist and composer Alexander Hawkins and classically trained singer Elaine Mitchener rework and take on the great American Songbook, from 21st-century jazz a…
Triumvirette takes the form of a three part show – two monologues sandwiching a romantic comedy short play.
Unexpected item in bagging area… Over-worked, under-appreciated, threatened with unemployment, a tin of baked beans that refuses to scan pushes the beleaguered shop assistants of…
Tomatoes is a new piece of writing by Eimear Sheehy and is presented by ALSA Productions.
Choreographer Ellie Aldegheri presents Lunas Dance Project in Poetic Ramblings of Existential Delight, inspired by Carl Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections and feelings of chang…
The Monologues of a Tired Nurse.
When performing artists become so poor they have to sell themselves into slavery to fund their careers, how far will one group go to secure their futures, and at what cost? Faced w…
Do people change? What if they lose something important to them? A new translation and adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Lille Eyolf, a hard-hitting play about many kinds of loss – fe…
Enjoy a relaxing and delicious brunch, accompanied by jazz singer Elaine Mitchener and pianist Alex Hawkins.
It’s all queasily familiar: a small badly lit room, a table littered with bottles of vodka and plastic cups, and several alarmingly costumed twenty-somethings sprawled over the f…
This quirkily named show from young company SharkLegs follows the story of Gavin Plimsole as he finds out he has a rare heart defect which could end his life at any moment.
Bildraum is part of the ‘Big in Belgium’ series, featuring six of the country’s many outstanding theatre and performance companies.
“Revolutionise the world”.
Here’s what happens in order: A parody of bourgeois conversation by actors in black morphsuits; a light show to the gaiety of the Ode To Joy; unembellished description of said pi…
One of Ireland’s most respected, best-loved singers, this renowned international entertainer, ‘a mixture of all the great voices of the 20th century’ (Guardian), has few peers for …
Reminiscent of an Irish Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Howie the Rookie is a two-hander exploring the journeys of Howie (Tom Taplin) and the Rookie (Ed Limb) as they become i…
Caryl Churchill’s 2002 play about the ethics of genetic cloning and an extension of the well-worn ‘nature versus nurture’ debate is a challenging text for actors.
Mendelssohn and Webern, peformed by the Solem Quartet. Tea, coffee and other refreshments afterwards.
Allan will sing his songs of the road, written from a lifetime of travelling throughout the world.
The fact that Home is “partly based on true events” makes Cate and Gia’s situation all the more distressing.
A late night with the soothing French romantics Debussy, Sancan and Renié, performed by the Tasman Duo, Juliana Mysolov (harp), Jonty Coy (flute) and Ian Tindale (piano).
Winners of the BBC Alba Album of the Year Trad Music Award 2015, Treacherous Orchestra are a powerful force in Scottish music.
Twist Theatre Company’s R’n’B infused musical adaptation of the infamous Scottish history play, billed as Shakespeare meets Empire, is a messy but still engaging and enjoyabl…
The work of playwriting powerhouse Ella Hickson has always been connected to the Edinburgh Fringe, since her debut show Eight premiered there in 2008.
The first thing you are met with when walking into Eagle House School’s Production of Burying Your Brother in the Pavement is approximately 20 young teenagers spaced out on the s…
The Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble perform the best of the city’s new chamber music with works by Peter Nelson, Harry Whalley, Kostas Rekleitis, Stuart Taylor, Julien Loncha…
Mungo Park proved that any true Scotsman would do almost anything to avoid spending another bloody day in Selkirk.
Éowyn Emerald and Dancers, make a welcome return to Edinburgh in their usual Greenside, Royal Terrace location.
Breandán de Gallaí, the celebrated ex-Riverdance principal, has devised a biographical series of dances to create Lïnger, which is performed in the generously spacious main thea…
As Yet Undecided is an intriguing piece of ‘nonfiction’ with a cast of characters including Doubt, Time and Procrastination.
Six teenagers come online.
Japan’s Elegant Breeze proudly presents an insight into the music and culture of Japan.
Award-winning aerial dance theatre company, LCP, draws awareness to human rights violations in their new production.
Enjoy the Russian greats, Shostakovitch, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov, with the Solem Quartet and the Tasman Duo. Includes a glass of wine afterwards.
Schubert Quintet D956 with the prizewinning Solem Quartet. Tea, coffee and shortbread served afterwards.
A band defiantly in the classic mould, RHLF have been lauded for their compelling and darkly anthemic sound.
Paul Joseph and Matt Solstone formed PanAcoustic in 2014 through a mutual love of instrumental acoustic music and knowing the infinite possibilities of the guitar duo.
The Accidentals can’t wait to return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for their fifth year.
Moody Old Man Theatre Company specialise in making theatre that is inspired by music.
‘We are the reckless, we are the wild youth!’ In the ruins of an old derelict church, secrets and lies strain friendships to breaking point.
A dark comedy focusing on four teenage girls an hour before head girl is announced.
‘– it’s only a game.
I am male.
The premise of the show is deceptively simple, and the clue is in the title: what a woman would do or go through for a man who she wholeheartedly loves, even though he has already …
If you’ve been living a safe, healthy lifestyle under a rock, then you might not know that the NHS has been doing less than fantastic as of late.
Edinburgh singer/songwriter Fiona J Thom brings the Lost Head Band together for the fourth year in a row to perform her songs influenced by the songwriting traditions of the Americ…
Meet Kyle’s phone.
Rab Noakes returns to AMC with a show based on his well-received 2015 album I’m Walkin’ Here.
Foehn Effect is an intense act, accounted by the actor who takes the public with her on a journey through psychological pain and all the phases that she passes: depression, anger, …
Glasgow’s big darling brings her distinct brand of magic to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Start a revolution, or head to the beach? A dilemma that arises for Frederica and Paola as they ride two bicycles welded to each other.
What could be better than a leisurely brunch accompanied by the mellifluous harp, performed by prize winner Juliana Mysolov. Includes delicious Edinburgh fayre.
Following extraordinary interest in his 2016 Fringe show, Blue Rose Code has added a second gig at AMC @ St Bride’s for the Fringe.
Life has given Australian performance artist Bron Batten what she calls ‘theatrical lemons’.
The British might be renowned for talking and complaining about the weather, but if you come from Fiji there are more heightened concerns than just cold rainy days.
When deciding on a show to bring to the Fringe, you have two main choices: one, a piece of new writing - exciting and impactful but harder to market - or two, a take on a classic -…
“You come in like a lion and you leave like a lamb”.
Appearing for the fourth year at the Acoustic Music Centre, Nathan Priestley (Andrew Leslie and Stephen Roberts) play a unique and diverse blend of acoustic music styles on guitar,…
Being Norwegian is a play that follows Sean and Lisa as they talk throughout the night, gradually getting to know each other and growing as confidants.
Kevin Hely stares, bares his teeth and darts along the stage.
A twelve-year-old girl writes a poem.
Great composers sometimes create a theme that is so captivating or remarkable that other great composers write variations on it.
Three of the ‘seven ages of man’ populate the Traverse stage: a pair of 14-year-olds, Steph and Ash, wrestling for the first time with the ideas of love and sexuality; a couple…
Frequently mixed up, these dancers were inspired to create a duet exploring the contrasting desires to be recognised as an individual while fitting in with the crowd.
The film invites the audience on a journey to the co