When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous verminous bug.
Radio 69 is an irreverent queer British comedy set in a radio station in the Scottish borders.
This webinar session examines the vital creative expression of indigenous art in Taiwan and internationally – how it interacts with and impacts the mainstream art world, the nurt…
Moderated by Sandy Hsiu-chih Lo, curator of Green Island Human Rights Art Festival in Taiwan, this webinar will look into how the Festival enabled the artistic expression of …
This wonderfully chaotic piece is Theatre-19’s first devised show that sold out in its premiere run! John Ellis, the head of a rather dodgy NGO, has died quite suddenly in mysterio…
Fairytale: 20/20 follows the journey of a jaded choreographer, Sarah Lee, and a hopeful actress, Ella Jung, who meet in Hawai’i to produce their film, Happily Ever After, for a per…
From the absurd to the moving, magical, funny and intriguing.
Set in the early 90s and spanning 10 years, this play explores relationships and the toll these relationships take on the six principle characters.
With its eclectic composition of scenes, monologues, choreography and voice-over, Landscape (1989) is a genuinely intriguing production full of interesting elements – although th…
If only beheading an enemy was the way to solve problems in the modern world.
Dressed is an intensely personal and moving account of Lydia Higginson's journey through the trauma of being stripped and assaulted at gun point.
There is something deeply human and inherently charming about imperfect dance.
Barry is a devised verbatim piece about Dr James Barry.
We’re told that ‘Max needs a firm hand’, as the performance launches with three actors clad in balaclavas.
You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
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.
Riddled Image have been invited to a funeral, but something quickly becomes clear when they arrive: the funeral is for one of them.
The Dandelion Patch is a play devised by a company of wounded, injured or sick ex-Forces and professional actors.
My iPhone can hear me.
Combining Temper Theatre’s signature fluid muscular movement, fragmented imagery and soul-shaking soundscapes, Nightshifter attends to a world in desperate need of emergency care.
Award-winning Happenings Theatre Company and sell-out Pop Heart Productions present their new collaboration.
What is choice? Is your life predetermined? What is the effect of one bad decision? Elvin Acting Theatre Company’s latest creation explores the complexities of life and its daily…
Hold On Let Go sets out to address memory loss and forgetting on both a personal and political scale, asking the question: 'What if we forget something important?' Despite …
It’s fifty years since the Stonewall riots sparked off the movement that became known as gay liberation.
Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! Ridiculusmus.
Inspired by a true story, Bullarena is a tale of identity and how we choose to follow the truth behind ours.
Breaking the 4th Wall was founded by Imelda Reynolds and Frances Moylan.
Consumers: where originality is scarce and following trends is a matter of life and death.
A young and lonely caterpillar, whose eating habits have ballooned him to an impossible size, struggles to turn into a butterfly.
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 …
Franz Kafka’s The Trial as you have never seen it before.
That’s How I See It is a devised show exploring how young people feel about their future and the impact of the decisions older generations are making now, which we are not allowe…
This new comedy gives the audience a fly-on-the-wall view of how messy putting on a student Fringe play can be.
No horse, no band of Apache warriors waiting with knives between their teeth, no pretty French cancan dancer for the hero to shag, no grit, dust or duty for historical accuracy.
Unicorns, have you noticed they’re everywhere right now? As is the far right.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has, for many years, produced and maintained a “Red List” of species which are either already extinct or in danger of bei…
YesYesNoNo are searching for the truth.
Quick catch-up: it’s 2026, and we\'ve got four years left to save the world.
Grit is in the grips of a full on nightmare so scared he can’t feel the rubble beneath his bare feet.
It’s 1999, soon to be 2000, and two sisters are wandering the woods of the Bournemouth area after fleeing a party.
There is no place like Home – but what is it? What does home mean if you don’t have one? Or if it is a place you are scared to be in or to leave? Can you really feel at home if i…
Witch is an old word.
Self Check is a play about identity, tracking the stories of four teens in group therapy at a psychiatric hospital.
A tale of love, loss and exploration, this is an intrepid exploration of physical theatre and storytelling.
Dear Mother Moon is one of four works presented by CalArts this year in what has become the Institute’s Edinburgh home, Venue 13.
Alyona Ageeva’s Physical Theatre PosleSlov return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the third year with a piece that feels very much like a direct sequel to last year’s Sky …
White Crane Productions are the international graduate acting ensemble of Rose Bruford College.
As recently as the early 20th century it was not uncommon for women to be medically diagnosed with “hysteria”.
You are watching three actors sat at a table.
Open lock to the Dead Man’s knock! Fly, bolt and bar and band! Nor move, nor swerve, joint, muscle, or nerve at the spell of the Dead Man’s hand! Newbury Youth Theatre present …
Ragnarr Ragnarson is a Skald – a teller of stories, keeper of history and composer of poems.
ArdCol welcomes you to the world of the Uninvited Guests: dreamers, storytellers and liars.
On the Brink Theatre Company return to Edinburgh, their name having a deeper relevance than ever, with their alternative take on our critically fragile environment; influences happ…
A curious assortment of guests attend a dinner party hosted by a mutual acquaintance.
They are a family.
This piece of devised physical theatre addresses the human element in our species’ historic desire to make war.
Sometimes we fail and pretend it never happened.
Nothing’s Happening: A Black Mountain College Project celebrates and pays homage to the tiny school in the mountains of North Carolina that in 24 years became one of the most inf…
This piece is a dramatic interpretation of Mwatabu Okantah’s epic poem Cheikh Anta Diop: Poem for the Living using digital media, the performing body, and a multilingual cast to …
A past hit at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival! #213 is a silent, sad clown who has learned how to find laughter through the tears.
Join an all-new adventure! Tabletop role playing games meets live storytelling in a hilarious and heartbreaking fantasy epic.
What is it about guns? Today’s American high school students have been raised at a time when school shootings have become common and suicide rates have drastically increased.
An exciting new show created by emerging professional artists from UCW’s degree level performing arts course.
Direct from the Wild West, the infamous Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA!, a world-premiere cabaret featuring blood and thunder melodrama, heel-kickin’ musical theatre and…
Two women sit at a wedding.
How many comedy sketches does it take to screw in a light bulb? 30? 50?! 100?! Well we’ve gone one better, literally.
Grey Dog Theatre, ‘definitely a company to watch out for’ (Young Perspective), use puppetry, physical theatre and live music to boldly reimagine HG Wells’ science fiction cla…
Original, devised TIE adventure show! London, 1773: a time of great exploration.
Meeting Place Theatre and Teresa and Andrzej Welminski Foundation present Limbo.
At some point in our lives, we all experience grief.
44 Days is the story of the workers who faced down corporate greed and changed the labour movement forever.
The god of love, right? Hannah is that god.
A beautifully devised piece written by Sue Dunk.
Flora and Nic have been friends for years, for pretty much the whole of history.
Does a body make us human? Does it have a soul? What hides beneath nudity? What is nudity itself? Nudity is extreme openness and vulnerability and, at the same time, an incomprehen…
George arrives in the city with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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 li…
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 …
There are shades of Beckett but without the plodding pretentiousness in Signals, Footprint Theatre’s new show all about human connection and the search for life beyond Earth.
Call of the Void explores catharsis and connection through ghost stories from around the world.
How can we move on when we lose our love? Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s The Bear and Uncle Vanya, Lonely TWOgether Taipei Version explores the classical texts with a blend of Taipe…
A play about women who take to the skies.
What actors do on stage is an epitome of daily living, as our life is nothing but an improvisation.
Good Things Come to Those Who explores our generation’s relationship with work, debt, big data, surveillance and public/private space: when everything you have can be an asset, wha…
Inspired by the famous fig tree passage from Sylvia Plath\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s novel The Bell Jar, these semi-fictional characters gather in a pub to share their storie…
Sultry and cool, Carmen is a gender-swapped film noir fantasy.
A dystopian world that reimagines what it means to confine love.
Jericho is a show about internet journalism, liberal hot takes, and professional wrestling, which is to say that it's managed to be about a lot of my niche interests.
Propeller is a play which relates a small town’s struggle to reinstate a railway line, in order to make a much wider statement on the merits and masquerade of social action.
Sh!t Theatre’s sell out show from last year returns for a limited run at Summerhall, in what is perhaps the most bizarre, strange and utterly hysterical hours of performance art …
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if figures from Greek myth were around today? Well, Zoo Co Theatre Company have got you covered.
Anorexia takes centre stage in this emotional piece devised by eating disorder sufferers and survivors.
After many years of coming to the Fringe, Barbara Nice knows the frustration of not being able to find the right show for you.
Legend for Witkacy: avant-garde, physical theatre performance inspired by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz.
Is my happy the same as your happy? Where do we find it, and where does it go? Can we share it, fake it, keep it? Are we asking too many questions?! Devised by the company and scri…
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…
Millennial anxieties are unpacked and explored in devised comedy I’ll Have What She’s Having.
What does the transcript of a 17th century Italian rape trial reveal about the state of the world nowadays? That, despite 400 years of supposed social progress, the impulse to blam…
For most of us, our clothes are a major part of our identity.
Baz, Muyemba and Poppy are isolated and feel alone – in a city of half a million people.
The Grimm Tales are wildly reimagined in this exciting retelling using themes from modern Britain.
The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, Wickford have every right to feel proud of themselves.
A fresh, ground-breaking performance from Athens.
‘They say life begins at 80.
Brollies and Bumbershoots.
Los Angeles, January 15th 1947.
Questioning what it means to be desired in a culture obsessed with beauty.
Who is Jack the Giant Killer and the Black Dog of Peel? How did the Buggane of St Trinian’s terrorise local villagers? Why was Phynodderee banished from Fairy Land? Discover why th…
Button your shirt.
I am worth what I have.
‘You go into a hospital with a father and you come out with a bin bag, and no father’.
Do our eyes represent the truth? Does our vision make us blind? This devised avant-garde theatre production explores issues surrounding mental health through true-life events.
The first point to make clear is that My Name is Dorothy has nothing to do with The Wizard of Oz.
Feed is a thought-provoking and memorable piece by Theatre Témoin that explores the insidious relationship between the Internet and capitalism.
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…
Inspired by the short stories of Anais Nin, NYT present new fables of modern love and ritual.
Greeks, Gorgons and Giggles is a fun way for young people to engage with Greek mythology through comedy, song, live music and movement.
This was one of the most remarkable striking and uncomfortable productions that I have seen in a long time.
Delve into the dark world of misguided tech trust with a kaleidoscopic investigation of data, desire and desperation.
As you arrive in the space, the audience is serenaded by a cacophony of sounds which are not precisely music (this is a theme that will become repeated throughout the hour), and on…
A sad and lonely cockroach climbs out from a cardboard box; she doesn’t know where she is and there in front of her is a group of furry blurry fluffy things.
Water is the essence of life.
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.
The portrayal of a young woman’s search for love and her sometimes crippling fear of being alone.
In 2026, five explorers aboard the Evren are sent out to discover what lies within a black hole.
Torn from their secluded lives, five introverts face experimentation, extroverted aliens and, worst of all, each other.
Inspired by the true story of Dr Horror: a 2008 case against a man from Brampton, Canada guilty of organ theft.
When did you last speak to your Mum? Last week? Last year? We’ve been asking everyone from grandparents to schoolkids.
‘I used to think love was about not knowing where I end and you begin.
Sayara has always wanted to be a leader.
‘Dreamland tackles pressing social and political issues with bracing theatricality’ (Jesse Briton, Bear Trap Theatre).
These miniature comedians will have you rolling in the aisles! Eight brave mini comedians will don the iconic Stand stage to dazzle you with their comic timing, reduce you to tears…
As a group of high school students work towards their English exam, but can’t remember anything about the classic texts they have to memorise, their teacher is forced to fabricate …
Poking fun at the stale reality of office life, this self aware, tongue-in-cheek comedy follows five polarising workers always teetering on the balance between discipline and despi…
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…
Welkom to FanDango EyeLand.
He’s the bravest of the Anglo-Saxon heroes, fighting flesh-eating monsters and fire-breathing dragons in the defence of Hrothgar, King of the Danes.
Dan and Jamie.
Drifting Towers is a noughties adventure video game set in a bleak futuristic cityscape.
Spaces discusses boundaries and the obstacles that affect our relationships, with a focus on friendships, romantic relationships and familial bonds.
What appears to be light and entertaining, can be dark and lonely behind the curtains.
A fearless adventure into the dark heart of a paradigm shift.
A solo theatrical performance by Sam Ross, which aims to convey how it feels to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
An electric performance influenced by S-Town, True Detective and Seasick Steve.
Patch of Blue’s production of When We Ran is very much a case of style over substance, substituting complexity for clarity and failing to achieve its ambitious aims.
Have you ever asked yourself ‘did that actually happen? Or is it all in my head?’.
This Victoriana adaptation of a gothic adaptation of a children’s fairy tale figure is not exactly breaking new ground.
Following last year’s Fringe success and UK tour, Bertrand & Nasi’s darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals returns to Summerhall for just four performances.
Joanne McNally’s hour long confessional Bite Me switches between fairly light comedy and truly despairing tragedy as she opens up about her struggles with bulimia.
Grace Gibson parades awkwardly across the stage in her brightly coloured leotards, she is about to share with us her experience of public failure, inviting us to revel in that mome…
The Wardrobe Ensemble returns to the Fringe festival with a fast-paced and incredibly entertaining look at the education system in BritainThe play focuses on the last day of school…
A soldier’s kindness wins him mysterious gifts, but he soon learns that good fortune can lead to great loss.
A group of bored friends decide they want to take a show to the Fringe.
Our piece reflects the external differences in society: how human beings are segregated by race, religion, gender and status, and how prejudice is a daily occurrence in the world w…
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…
In their new drama, Walls and Bridges, Acting Coach Scotland delves into the themes of home and belonging through a dystopian Scotland in 2035.
The central aim of Celebration is “to give anyone who can’t quite believe the world they live in something to believe in” which is a brilliant intention and starting point but …
Hanane Hajj Ali is a Lebanese performer with French citizenship who jogs daily to prevent osteoporosis, depression and obesity.
I like improv as much as anyone, but part of what makes improv work as well as it does is the spontaneity of it all.
A stunning amalgamation of Wrong Tree’s work to date: the Professor’s grandfather is missing – working in his old greenhouse, her quest takes her to explore South America.
Barrel Organ’s new show Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here feels like a natural development of the company’s practice and philosophy whilst also managing to delve into a very dif…
Attention all shoppers! Make your way down to the Pear Tree to see best friends in the whole wide world ever in this show stopping coming of age story.
An eclectic and beautiful production – Secret Life of Humans combines a baffling diversity of genres into a single theatrical masterpiece.
Antler Theatre are no strangers to the Edinburgh Fringe, making their debut with This Way Up and Maria, 1968 in 2012.
Gutted is a one-woman, solo show about IBD.
Cognitions was confessional, poetic physical theatre.
In a tiny stage at the back of Summerhall, The Letter Room, in association with Northern Stage in Edinburgh, brings a feet stomping, hand clapping, spirit raising show to the fring…
Premiered in 1901 in Moscow, The Three Sisters by Chekhov is a play perhaps surprisingly easy to adapt to many different circumstances, as it speaks about characters’ dreams for …
This world premiere devised theater piece imagines that Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland falls through a black hole and meets five visionaries who challenge societal assumptio…
Six women meet in exile.
A devised autobiographical theatre performance (with immersive elements) exploring the themes of home and migration.
Circled in their new support group, six young people all brought together by one thing – a journey from friendship to revenge.
At the all-male, male retreat for men, Guru Nigel will show you how to grasp the long, hard, curved (and, occasionally, in a periodic design) doorknob to your life.
Would you care for your fellow man? Can you see the spirit under the skin? A fresh new piece of theatre which prowls through the similarities of human behaviour to the animal kingd…
Direct from The Brighton Fringe – an autobiographical romp through a midlife diagnosis of ADHD in the Times journalist Emma Mahony.
Think is a powerful piece of new writing from Evangeline Osbon, recent graduate from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, in collaboration with MindOut Theatre.
Demise was its own demise.
Join us as we spend an hour celebrating the brave, drunken, high, and sex-crazed pioneers that built our civilization one bad choice at a time and watch us as we stumble in their f…
If you’re in search of the next big thing this Fringe, look no further.
Autistic people speak for themselves in this ensemble show, written from surveys completed only by Autistic people.
DIGS, devised by newly formed company Theatre with Legs, offers insight into how the millennials of ‘Generation Rent’ think about community and belonging.
Those of a certain age will remember the heart bruising joy of creating a mix tape for a loved one.
When a Fringe show sells out on opening night, you know it’s doing something right.
This August, Durham-based Wrong Tree Theatre are bringing three shows to Edinburgh; currently on offer is Souvenirs, a light-hearted adventure that draws on the heavy use of props,…
A problem that a lot of shows face is an inability to commit to tone, or to perform in agreement with the tone that the show sets forth.
Three aliens from Mars, fascinated by all things Earthly.
Hyperthymesia is a mixture of physical theatre and emotional monologues that certainly wasn’t a show that had the audience jumping onto their feet in appreciation.
Form is a wordless physical tragicomedy about escaping the pressures and boredoms of contemporary life, if only momentarily.
Temper Theatre once again return to Edinburgh to gift audiences with a performance well worth three times the ticket price.
The Crossing Place – Romantika has an absurdly joyous opening, which is unexpected considering that the show is marketed as a study of loneliness, anxiety and desire.
Frogman is an oceanic coming-of-age drama split between two time frames.
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.
One man’s journeys from cradle to coffin. Age 30, male, looking for love, money and spiritual guidance. Please swipe right.
On a remote island, shrouded in mist and in a sea nobody visits, a small community have chosen to be forgotten by the world outside.
As Americans, who have we been and who are we now? Through a collage of song, scene and verbatim text, we explore our identity as a nation and attempt to answer where do we go from…
If you could change one decision from your past, would you do it? If your answer is yes, we at Volition Inc may be able to help.
‘All I ever tried to do was help those girls!’ – Edinburgh is filled with horror, but not where you’d expect.
Chinese physical theatre influenced by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the contemporary Tang Xianzu’s The Peony Pavilion.
The invigorating and inventive Babolin are winners of the 2015 Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award.
Following on from the critically acclaimed Doubting Thomas, Jeremy Weller (winner of six Fringe First awards) and Grassmarket Projects return with part two of a devised trilogy wit…
You meet someone online.
‘Being called a Greek feels like being bound with a dog collar.
Adulting – (verb) To adult.
Josh finds the outside world a fascinating and frightening place.
The silver-tongued Goldilock can see that her days of selling moody goods on the cobbled streets of East End London are numbered.
An original, devised, loose adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1948 dystopian novel which examines a post-apocalyptic world.
It’s been 40 years since NASA sent the Voyager I and II and their Golden Records on their intergalactic journey.
When a man and a woman… or a woman and a woman… or a man and a man… or any combination really, love each other very much, they come together – well, not always together.
Paul’s world as a sound engineer is changing, as early stages of dementia begin to affect his personal relationships.
A risqué and murky journey through the realms of the phenomena known as the f*ckboy.
Meet the Aussie cleaning lady everybody loves to love! Brain child of Gaulier graduate Marina Margarita, the heavily pregnant and hormonal Odette dreams of stardom and romance on A…
A joyful and touching view of the world through other people’s eyes, Lists… is a show composed entirely of crowdsourced lists.
A chair, a poetry book, a man, and a bottle of water to wet his whistle – other than these there is no set and the stage is bare.
Pets come in many forms.
Award-winning and inclusive Youth Theatre Company Brightonshed in collaboration with Theatreshed bring their interpretation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to Brighton Fringe.
We are slowly falling apart, we are stagnating.
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…
Satirical, witty and topical.
Two striking and contrasting puppetry shows form a double bill that explores the journey of dementia patients at the end of their life.
The Forecast is an
engaging and informative piece of political theatre.
Terriane Falcome offers a tour de force of
writing and comedy,
playing at the Theatre Box this Brighton Fringe.
This cosy story follows the adventures of Ingo, a dog on a mission to make his owners proud.
On a lake somewhere not far away, a mother duck is sitting on her eggs.
Bosnian-Dutch artist Igor Vrebac draws inspiration from Instagram after-workout selfies, Turkish wrestling and the idea of bromance in his new physical performance ‘Macho Macho’ to…
Uncomfortable moments full of truth, full of laughs.
If you are only half of who you are, would there still be enough of you to be the same as you were? Mary suffers with demons in her life, day in, day out.
Spilling, dripping and leaking comedy from every angle, come and join Spilt Milk, a brand-new sketch group, for their exciting show, packed with original new comedy writing.
Kids these days! No one knows what they’re up to.
This Brighton-based forum theatre company produce thought-provoking performances about social and political matters, using storytelling, discussion, and re-enactment.
GIANT follows the never-ending, whirlwind of generations in protagonist, Tommy’s family.
Award-winning children’s theatre company brings you a collection of short stories that will entertain and delight young audiences.
‘Late to the Party’ is an autobiographical romp on a mid-life diagnosis of ADHD and Dyslexia in two women.
A theatre company taking a reimagining of Shakespeare to a Fringe festival is like your Nan getting tipsy at Christmas.
A dog is man’s best friend, and is for life.
Meet Megan and Sophie.
In 1987, celebrated BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish stood up on national television and shrugged off reports of an oncoming hurricane.
A high-energy comedy reworking of classic game books such as ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ and ‘Find Your Fate’.
CTRL ALT DEL: Restart, Repeat, Restart, Repeat.
Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit.
A newly-devised piece exploring issues of mental health.
It’s a new term and welcome to the Claremont School of Life where many a member of staff has plenty to say about their working day.
Do you remember a time when we all SpokeEasy? A time before every movement, word and thought was watched? Before cameras in trees?
Come! Follow the signs for The Yellow Canary,…
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…
Do you ever take, observe, choose, desire, curse, think, feel, plan what you
are going to say at your sister’s funeral in absolute detail? I want to
know if we have anything …
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.
Apparently, one of the men involved in the Great Train Robbery of 1963 resides in Hove - but this story isn’t about him, instead it’s about the women behind the heist, the ones…
A comedy about a tragedy.
Indie theatre legends David Woods and Jon Haynes of ‘Ridiculusmus’ as two
crustaceous elders putting off death in a snail paced farce.
If you’re a budding ecologist who also has a love of physical theatre, Terabac is the show for you.
Amid the abundance of hard hitting and harrowing new work presented at the Fringe, one could be forgiven for wondering why we’re all taking ourselves so seriously.
After having a nearly fatal illness, he thought things would be different .
New writing about the Great War, this poignant, funny play follows the story of innocent and enthusiastic men who volunteer their services to Britain after Kitchener’s call to arms…
Armed with an ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge, Lecoq-trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia in an explosion of Shakespeare, live music and 16-bi…
“The true mystery of the world is the visible .
George Egg, the stand-up comedian who cooks onstage using absurd and innovative techniques, returns.
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’.
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…
What happens when you move a 12-year-old girl from Basingstoke to a remote
corner of Southern Africa? Join Katrina on an energetic, poetic journey as
she discovers boys, boob…
How many times can you fall in love? How many people can you love at the same time? These questions arise when certain uninvited guests call, disrupting the comfortable lives of an…
PQA is a weekend Performing Arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years.
Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts!
Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage.
Following a sell-out performance of Katherine Chandler’s ‘Hood’ at the National’s Dorfman Theatre, Found in the Forest return with a new world premiere.
Out of the 29 years the amiable-natured Helena has been alive, 5 were spent in her birth country Slovakia and 24 in England.
Young people get a rough deal, what with social media, normal media, parents, general education (nice one, Michael Gove), friends and worst of all, old people.
In a garden far away, in a world a lot like this one, in a conversation that has already happened, Eddie asks Garland: “What’s it all about?” And Garland answers, “I don’t know.
‘The Idiot’s Guide to the World’ is a clown show that explores a variety of physical comedy genres.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a French pilot, poet and writer, who is best known as the author of children’s classic The Little Prince.
A documentary style piece of storytelling which merges fact and fiction, past and present in an interesting tale, that sadly fails to curdle the blood.
Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex is the sex-ed class we all wish we’d had.
Growing Pains Theatre Company offers its Edinburgh debut, a confessional piece of drama exploring the fraught path from adolescence to adulthood.
A woman comes face to face with her overwhelming need for revolution.
Goggles is a simple, quirky and deeply endearing devised piece in which comedy double-act ThisEgg explore the complexities of love and friendship through that most profoundly alleg…
In its second year at the fringe, Police Cops is a spoof boys-in-blue parody along the lines of Police Squad.
Attention all shoppers! Make your way down to Southside Social to see best friends in the whole wide world (ever) in this show stopping coming of age story.
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…
A bunch of semi-hip young squatters find a once hip woman’s long-forgotten possessions in an empty flat above the shops of Brighton.
Tomatoes is a new piece of writing by Eimear Sheehy and is presented by ALSA Productions.
Borderline Confrontational is a group of students and graduates from the Birmingham School of Acting.
Join the charming Mr Chalmers as he opens his heart for you, spilling song, magic, comedy, dance, poetry and beer in this beautifully melodic, melancholy journey.
Less Theatre breathes life into everyday objects that are often overlooked in our daily lives.
The company that brought you Happy Girl and Teenage Dirtbag is back with a new show about digital detoxes, the rise to insta-fame and what it means to really lose yourself online.
‘When growing up makes you feel as if you’re on trial, and people are building a case against you the moment you step out of line.
Life presents us with many opportunities, be it falling in love, finding a career or killing your parents.
Given the chance, what would you ask God? ‘Why do I have three nipples?’ Jessie is taken on a journey through time.
iDolls aims to explore the dynamics between social media and feminism by combining various forms of theatre, dance and spoken word.
In Edinburgh as members of Group 64, the cast of The Age of (Distr)action are an inclusive young people’s theatre company from Putney who have created, written and performed this…
Suppose, just suppose, that your mind and body lived separately from each other.
“If I’m feminine, does that mean I’m effeminate? Or if I’m effeminate, does that mean I’m feminine?”Looking at the nature of what it means to female in this modern worl…
The Living Room takes us home, to a place in which we welcome another.
New company Bellyfeelhave collaborated with Crisis, a charity for the homeless,to develop a series of monologues that illustrate the tough and varied experiences of those living wi…
Lines is a touching spoken word show surrounding the diverse lives of people travelling along the London underground.
Being both a chronic worrier and a huge fan of television from the 1990s, I had high hopes for Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka: a one woman show that uses the programme, Challen…
‘I have a voice, capable of both a whisper and a scream.
It’s race day! Tortoise vs Rabbit: who will win? Join them on their adventure to be crowned the fastest of them all! Three Feathers presents an interactive, multi-sensory retelli…
Your best friend from school has been arrested for having a collection of child pornography on his laptop.
“So tell me what you want, what you really, really want.
An almost word-free physical and visual performance from Brazilian company ParaladosanjoS.
Lightning-fast, cinematic style sequences skilfully bound together with fluid, muscular movement, vivid lighting and soul-shaking soundscapes.
A breathlessly physical exploration of how it feels to be alone.
The Hours Before We Wake presents us with a world where you can customise your dreams and upload them to DreamShare when you wake up.
There’s something wonderfully uncluttered and unpretentious about this particular wander down literary lane from the Mercators, one of Edinburgh’s oldest amateur drama clubs.
‘It’s a bit weird when I talk to you, eh?’ says Tim Carlsen’s Moko, the vulnerable and homeless protagonist of this curious one-man-show from New Zealand.
A surprisingly moving hour of theatre, Something Borrowed deals with the struggles of a 21st-century, 20-something feminist trying to reconcile the desire for the perfect fairy tal…
Caught between the youthful conviction that just because you can’t see something it doesn’t mean it isn’t real and a growing realisation that “nothing’s easy to understan…
Work hard, play harder.
What happens if your future depends on remembering? What happens if what you thought you knew and experienced is somehow blurred, altered or gone completely? A performance about fi…
Let’s just appreciate that title for a moment.
There comes a time in most good plays when you realise you’ve become completely lost in a moment due to its sheer brilliance.
Ash is a devised piece by a group of Lecoq-trained graduates about the nicotine addiction of a Yorkshireman and his friends and family.
In an hour that mixes spoken word and storytelling, Zöe Murtagh explores the symptoms and stigmas faced by anxiety sufferers in a show co-written with Victoria Copeland.
Through innovative movement and a thought-provoking script, Clown Funeral’s dark yet comedic The Murderer comments intelligently on society’s inability to forgive and forget, by …
Set in 2057, a time not too far away from our own, The Mission charts the selection and preparation for an unprecedented space exploration by an unremarkable and apparently run-of-…
Pussyfooting is a project that has been evolving over the course of a year, and, presumably, could continue to go on evolving with its bright new company from Oxford University: Kn…
Connections missed and made are set in motion in this playful, algorithmically-generated piece exploring love and chance from young company Poltergeist Theatre.
A captivating piece of storytelling that takes the audience back to 1939 and then through to 1945, telling the tale of two best friends in the army, a night club owner and three al…
Beach Party is a performance devised by 38 Buried Roses influenced by the methodologies and practices of European Theatre in the past century.
What do you do when your mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption? In the case of Milagros, you fight for the justice your mother was denied and see…
Sketch Club 7 (six schoolboys and a blow-up doll) return to the Fringe after a triumph last year (‘terrifyingly brilliant’ BroadwayBaby.
From bell bottoms and incense, free love and psychedelic rock to the era of Trump on CNN, essays on Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility, and selfies on Mars.
The Therapist is about a woman called Michelle Dowell.
The scene is Notre Dame.
Enter a world where not everything is as it seems.
‘Of course, you shouldn’t use sign language’.
Have you been mistaken for a pervert? Are you awkward in a sex shop? Do you try to disguise your farts with a cough? Have you ever wondered how scissoring works? Do you enjoy havin…
Why do we stop playing? What might make us start again? All those guitars propped up in bedrooms.
What happens when a group of young Australian performers ignore warnings and dive head first into the murky waters of mass media and terrorism? Questions around sensationalism, sem…
Do Not Open explores the chaos from within Pandora’s box and asks the question – was it really all that bad? Come on – wasn’t some of it kind of fun? This devised piece plays f…
Plain as Paper is an energetic physical theatre show centred around where our imaginations can take us using only paper—though what is going on there and why is not always plain.
This production explores drought – in California’s Salinas Valley, the salad bowl of the world, and on a global scale, seeking sustainable, equitable solutions.
A congregation of strangers, brought together by the need to give body, voice and space to their other selves – to explore the lives unlived and words left unspoken.
A darker look at what happens when we refuse to grow up.
Stuck between failure and fame, the artist known only as Tape invites you to witness the creation of a pop-cultural Frankenstein.
Fleeing conflict in Western Europe, the women – soldiers, survivors, refugees, mothers, daughters, sisters – are all that remains.
In a desolate space, probably in the middle of nowhere, stands a group of curious looking people.
Welcome to the biggest swim race on the planet – The Super Pool Mega Cup X.
Puppetry, poetry, dance and live music are interwoven in this splendid succession of stories from five zany friends.
Mercedes, or ‘Merc’ as she calls herself, has just landed a new job working at a nightclub; a nightclub with a sexist and homophobic doorman -Kai Henderson-, a highly stung and…
It’s 1950 Vienna and two
British spies are sent to kill a traitor.
This show started beautifully and retained its magic right until the very end.
Masculinity meets Artificial Intelligence in jukebox sci-fi ‘The Daddy Blues’.
A funny, tragic and ridiculous guide to baking, birthing and breaking the rules.
In loving memory of Mr Jordan, a darling husband, brother, lover, dickhead, mumbler and ghost.
Actor Manuel Lavandera, Director Britt Forsberg.
‘The Bump’: What would you choose between, a new life, or your own? A compelling piece highlighting the mental and physical torment of your not-so-average woman.
Welcome to Hatchling College, an eggciting place to learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder.
Inside: Two women, chained and imprisoned.
“Dying is an art, like everything else.
It’s 3am on a Friday morning and it’s T.
A pair of comedic short plays simultaneously celebrating and condemning modern life, sandwiched in sketches: A re-imagining of the myth of Narcissus and Echo, and a contemporary fa…
This is a true story.
Taught by established professional performers and University of Brighton staff, this five day course provides intensive training in physical skills and creative approaches for devi…
Surreal Lecoq/Gaulier-trained clown Brickhead returns to Brighton with more bonkers nonsense! [newline] “Hard to explain and impossible not to like” (Fringe Review), [newline] “Lud…
A UFO has crashed over Brighton and your help is needed to save them from the Agents In Black.
Nothing like a wild, dark comedy cabaret and a dash of activism to kick off your afternoon!
The girls will cross-dress, undress, and try to redress gender imbalance in just 30 min…
An original play.
‘Mr Candela’ is a charming story of a misunderstood inventor and his passion for light.
Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! This weird and wonderful family show for all ages will have kids storming the stage.
From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime.
A tender and ridiculous show that clambers up your drainpipe with a rose between its teeth.
Broken Chair Theatre Company aims to create innovative, physically demanding theatre with a strong aesthetic.
A riotously funny show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster ‘Gladiator’.
Joni has met someone special, but how can she tell him she has a long-term mental illness? And is that really the best thing to talk about on a second date? An engaging and amusing…
The MA Performance and Visual Practices returns to the Marlborough Theatre for its annual show of surprise and delight.
Using a mixture of live performance, storytelling, shadow puppetry and object manipulation Joni and Dana attempt to recount the story of their ‘sort of’ holiday to Auschwitz, w…
An evening filled with stories, duets and short plays, reworked and retold to delight, surprise and entertain.
A farcical comedy two-hander, written and produced by AWOL Productions.
Our tits sing, dance and talk about how they’re made for f**king.
The perfect start to your night at Brighton Fringe.
With tight abs, even tighter moves and slick choreography,
Police Cops runs at a pace that will
make your head spin and is silly, fun and very entertaining.
Michael and Maria are an elderly couple, who receive the news that one has a terminal illness.
Gavin Henderson regales first hand hilarious stories of the many conductors he has worked with: Stokowski, Otto Klemperer, Giulini, Svetlanov, Barbirolli, Sargent
and Rattle among…
The basement of the Blue Man is a cosy Aladdin’s cave of a
space, all cushions and tapestries and tasteful lighting.
Welcome to The Claremont Hotel, where strangers come and strangers go and some may stay for longer.
A series of curses.
Physical comedy, object theatre and tacky music reveal the misogyny, oppression, and just plain awful sex seen in mainstream porn today.
A kaleidoscope of mundanity and the surreal, ‘Birthday in Suburbia’ invites its audience to follow the descent of an average man into an extraordinary, ridiculous personal crisis.
Time is of the essence in this absolutely
faultless performance from EntreprenHER Productions.
A show about the relationship between power and sexual desire, what it means to want to be someone else, and Bruce Springsteen.
Curious Cloud presents ‘Mocketh The Weak’, the gameshow that pits wicked wits against hapless saps.
A bar stool.
Georgie’s 40th birthday, her friends spy something strange lodged in her ear.
An inconspicuous townhouse in
Fiveways plays host to the promenade performance Dancing in the Dark.
Slash/Theatre presents - come into your own slice of life! The land of the free has never been so easy to hide from.
The Ruby Darlings give an outrageously honest yet totally sexy look at life with a vagina.
follows Jack’s crusade against the haunting demons that follow his life living
rough on the streets of London.
Fresh from his sell-out run in Edinburgh, comedy writer for Channel Four’s ‘The Last Leg’, Adam judges himself and the world with wanton cynicism but now wonders if this is just …
Three people dead.
A madcap frenzy of physical comedy with a political bite.
Collaborative outcomes from the BA Theatre Arts at Northbrook. Performers, make-up, costume and props designers come together to tell, retell and immerse you in their stories…
A show inspired by Hetty King (an emblematic, early 20th century drag king), which embraces the possibility of women making connections across stages, in time.
A choir meets to rehearse a song to make things better.
A cathartic and corrosively funny new play about a young professor who has shrouded herself in studies to numb the pain of grieving.
‘Not Fast Enough’ is a provocative and dynamic sprint through contemporary gender politics and imaginative theatre structures.
Barry is charming, flamboyant and has a very ornate vocabulary.
This award-winning devised piece from Two Destination Language clearly deserves its second festival run.
Bear Pit Theatre present a sweet show which narrates different generations’ experiences of when they were 17.
NakedFeet Theatre’s Dust Never Settles in Torchlight is a short and sweet reimagining of a selection of Greek myths.
Should one mistake condemn a man to hell? Blues legend Robert Johnson’s choice is explored whilst taking the fiery path.
We’re all familiar with our society’s gender expectations – Barbie and Action Man, Yorkie Bars and Bic’s “for her” range.
Through a strong ensemble cast, this piece aims to expose the truth behind the juxtaposition of the stereotypical woman and the reality which every woman struggles to deal and cope…
Clout Theatre prove themselves to be and provocative theatre makers in their new piece FEAST by challenging theatrical conventions as well as ignoring the age old advice not to pla…
When you look up at the sky, how do you feel? When you walk down the street, does it mean anything to you? When you look into someone’s eyes, what do you see? Let us take a journ…
Wild at Heart is unapologetically weird.
Yangalang a female comedy duo first performed Digest TV: The Temp at the Folkestone Women of the World Festival in March 2015.
Welcome to The Bureau, your Political Correctness Guide for the 21st century.
After rehearsing for months, one actor still has a bit of trouble remembering the production, let alone the lines.
The Times They Are a Changin’ takes you on a journey from the Second World War to the present day.
What if you lost everything? What if you couldn’t go home? What if you forgot what home meant anymore? What if you lost your friends? What if you had no one? In alliance with Gil…
With loose and dishevelled hair, streaks of cat-like make-up and bulging veins, the chorus prowls across the stage, furiously chanting lines adapted from fairy tales.
During its lifespan the average £10 note passes through 594 transactions.
Ghostly stories, told by sceptics.
Take a walk on the wild side and experience the embodiment of animal behaviours into human characters.
Yet again CalArts pushes forward the frontiers of theatre with an extraordinary, fascinating and labyrinthine work.
I was slightly apprehensive when going to review Tribe, having seen a lot of pretentious, uninspiring, or just simply bad physical theatre and dance pieces this Fringe.
Sketch Club 7 has six members.
StudioSpace Bristol didn’t set out to make great art - they just want to make you laugh.
Edgar Allan Poe and Sigmund Freud, partners in crime, telling horror stories and picking them apart: it sounds like rich source material, but Mr Poe’s Legendarium doesn’t quite…
Before the lights go down and the show begins, a voiceover warns us to expect ‘scenes of extreme horror’ as this retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic tale begins.
American company The Pack bring their space-age feminist performance piece to the Fringe, but it seemed like getting their heads around it was a little out of the audience’s gras…
Leftovers follows the story of a young woman Elizabeth and her tragic experiences of the break-out of war.
Key Change, directed by Laura Lindow, is devised by women in HMPYOI Low Newton and follows the stories of 4 female inmates.
This is a story of Sarah, a lover of maps and trigonometry.
Going Viral, written and performed by Daniel Bye, follows an imaginary outbreak of a highly contagious weeping virus spreading across the world, by you.
I shouldn’t have liked Austensibility.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the Battle of the Beanfield, a violent police intervention in which more than 500 travellers were arrested in a field on their way to a new-age…
Meet Ada Lovelace, the ‘poetical scientist’, and daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron.
In 1942, a girl traded some food for a Persian bear cub.
Babolin – ‘breathtaking’ (TotalTheatre.
The Dream Sequentialists is a show about dream goblins.
Hell is an office and the Devil wants out, but in order to get a job transfer he needs to find a suitable replacement: cue Georgina, young aspiring lawyer with a thirst for power.
The Tudors and the Stewarts enjoyed a colourful and controversial past, occasionally solicitous but more often a battle of wills involving courtship and conquest.
Ursula K Le Guin, noted author of A Wizard of Earthsea, is visited by an alien adopting her form.
Ashley (Ellice Stevens) has just moved to a new town.
A charming, witty and engaging show, Writing is an exploration of just that - the process of writing, as seen from a child’s perspective.
Following The Wardrobe Ensemble’s previous creations, including the depicted opening of a Swedish furniture store (RIOT) and an account of the Chilean Mining Accident of 2010 (33…
Bayou Blues is beautiful.
Antler’s If I Were Me is a visual treat.
Grounded is written, performed and directed by Linda McDade.
This year, Squint presents Molly – a show investigating the mindset of a sociopath with eerie echoes of the things you might see in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror.
For as long as there has been something as recognisable as a “young person” there have been works of fiction that bemoan the horrible aimlessness of a “lost generation”.
All the young performers in this project are from the Gallatown area of Kirkcaldy, Fife.
As we grow older and we become more aware of the world, the way we look at people, the way we attach emotions and feelings begins to change.
Hypnotist Theatre have a story they wish to yell at you, loudly, while writhing in semi-darkness so we cannot actually see whose story it is.
“Did she fall or was she pushed?” posits the Mad Hatter (Annie Neat), as Three Mugs of Tea embark on their consumerist take on Alice in Wonderland.
Who knew that a Dusty Springfield favourite could provide such an effective description of man’s descent into unspeakable evil? Ewan Downie and Jonathan Peck from Company of Wolv…
In this devised piece, the company from the University of Pennsylvania’s Theatre Arts Program set themselves an almighty challenge in terms of the subject matter they deal with (…
Pussy is nothing if not provocative.
New writing and Shakespeare, dance and physical theatre, all accompanied by the evocative music of Laura Marling; Method in Madness is a truly mesmerising show.
It’s the early 20th Century, and dancing, drugs and violence are rife in London.
When life gives you lemons, sometimes you shouldn’t make lemonade.
Written and performed by Noni Townshend, The Effects of Solitude unfolds with a disarming serenity.
Taking place in the greatest of British institutions — a chip shop — on election night, Open is a devised work by the student-run Nottingham New Theatre.
When their estranged father dies, twins Nicky and Jake reunite to execute his will.
Artistic Director of Gecko, Amit Lahav, revealed in conversation after this dynamic, forceful and moving performance that the initial stimulus for Institute had been an exploration…
In 2013, 21-year-old Moritz Erhardt, an intern at an investment bank, was found dead in his London flat after working for 72 hours without any sleep.
The Thomas Clifford Show is a theatrical spoof of a chat show resembling The Jonathan Ross Show.
As you walked by that parked car, have you ever wondered just what were the two people inside talking about? What do you imagine they might be telling each other? Random Acts bring…
Bullet in the Brain is a devised play from the short story of the same name by Tobias Wolff.
A programme of creative dance that is physically challenging with a fresh dynamic edge from this brand new company.
This devised two-hander attempts to confront the social stigma faced by those with mental illnesses.
A daily challenge to realise the best marketing scheme on the Fringe.
25 years ago a tragedy struck Montreal that brought the city to its knees and shocked the world.
Singular actor and writer of Clairvoyant, Bettine Mackenzie is funny.
A magical, musical fable that shows how even the most unexpected soul can become heroic.
The door is locked.
Strada Circolare illustrates a passage in the lives of two women, a girl and her old auntie.
Present day (1976) straight-laced rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson is out to avenge his brother’s death, and he’s got to go it alone.
In a world dominated by stock phrases, have words completely lost their sense of meaning? Moving through an unsteady political world, individuals look for an escape from a crumblin…
Unpacking stories of great and small adventures, brave departures, wrenching farewells and the things that travelers choose to carry.
Now Listen to Me Very Carefully is a semi-autobiographical piece about Andy’s obsession with the film Terminator 2.
Ed Eales-White and Jon Pointing slam down a new character/sketch/double act comedy show.
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