Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous verminous bug. 

Radio 69

Radio 69

Radio 69 is an irreverent queer British comedy set in a radio station in the Scottish borders. 

Taiwan Season Symposium: Indigenous Artist Development – A Global Context

Taiwan Season Symposium: Indigenous Artist Development – A Global Context

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… 

Taiwan Season Symposium: Unheard Voices – Social Engagement in the Arts

Taiwan Season Symposium: Unheard Voices – Social Engagement in the Arts

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 … 

Theatre-19 Presents: John

Theatre-19 Presents: John

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

Fairytale: 20/20

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… 

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

From the absurd to the moving, magical, funny and intriguing. 

The Names I Know You By

The Names I Know You By

Set in the early 90s and spanning 10 years, this play explores relationships and the toll these relationships take on the six principle characters. 

Landscape (1989)

Landscape (1989)

With its eclectic composition of scenes, monologues, choreography and voice-over, Landscape (1989) is a genuinely intriguing production full of interesting elements – although th… 

It's True, It's True, It's True

It's True, It's True, It's True

If only beheading an enemy was the way to solve problems in the modern world. 

dressed.

dressed.

Dressed is an intensely personal and moving account of Lydia Higginson's journey through the trauma of being stripped and assaulted at gun point. 

Progress

Progress

There is something deeply human and inherently charming about imperfect dance. 

Barry

Barry

Barry is a devised verbatim piece about Dr James Barry. 

...And They Whisper Down the Lane

...And They Whisper Down the Lane

Four people. 

Passengers

Passengers

We’re told that ‘Max needs a firm hand’, as the performance launches with three actors clad in balaclavas. 

Pearls

Pearls

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. 

Fray Bentos

Fray Bentos

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. 

Pick Up

Pick Up

Pick Up. 

And Then They Died

And Then They Died

Riddled Image have been invited to a funeral, but something quickly becomes clear when they arrive: the funeral is for one of them. 

The Dandelion Patch

The Dandelion Patch

The Dandelion Patch is a play devised by a company of wounded, injured or sick ex-Forces and professional actors. 

Nothing to Hide

Nothing to Hide

My iPhone can hear me. 

Nightshifter

Nightshifter

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. 

Anti-Depressed?

Anti-Depressed?

Award-winning Happenings Theatre Company and sell-out Pop Heart Productions present their new collaboration. 

Bear Pit

Bear Pit

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

Hold On Let Go

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 … 

Conversations With Myself

Conversations With Myself

It’s fifty years since the Stonewall riots sparked off the movement that became known as gay liberation. 

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! Ridiculusmus. 

Bullarena

Bullarena

Inspired by a true story, Bullarena is a tale of identity and how we choose to follow the truth behind ours. 

Nine Months

Nine Months

Breaking the 4th Wall was founded by Imelda Reynolds and Frances Moylan. 

Consumers

Consumers

Consumers: where originality is scarce and following trends is a matter of life and death. 

The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar

The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar

A young and lonely caterpillar, whose eating habits have ballooned him to an impossible size, struggles to turn into a butterfly. 

1:1

1:1

After moving from a tiny village and now currently piled up under a mountain of student debt plus the dizzying heights of life in the city, our postgraduate finds himself chatting … 

The Trial

The Trial

Franz Kafka’s The Trial as you have never seen it before. 

That’s How I See It

That’s How I See It

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… 

How to Mend the World (With a Student Play)

How to Mend the World (With a Student Play)

This new comedy gives the audience a fly-on-the-wall view of how messy putting on a student Fringe play can be. 

Worldwidewestern

Worldwidewestern

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. 

Unicorn Party

Unicorn Party

Unicorns, have you noticed they’re everywhere right now? As is the far right. 

Vigil

Vigil

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… 

The Accident Did Not Take Place

The Accident Did Not Take Place

YesYesNoNo are searching for the truth. 

How to Save a Rock

How to Save a Rock

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

Grit

Grit

Grit is in the grips of a full on nightmare so scared he can’t feel the rubble beneath his bare feet. 

00

00

It’s 1999, soon to be 2000, and two sisters are wandering the woods of the Bournemouth area after fleeing a party. 

Home

Home

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… 

The Burning

The Burning

Witch is an old word. 

Self-Check

Self-Check

Self Check is a play about identity, tracking the stories of four teens in group therapy at a psychiatric hospital. 

My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice

My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice

A tale of love, loss and exploration, this is an intrepid exploration of physical theatre and storytelling. 

Dear Mother Moon

Dear Mother Moon

Dear Mother Moon is one of four works presented by CalArts this year in what has become the Institute’s Edinburgh home, Venue 13. 

Ariadna

Ariadna

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 … 

The Unreturn of Lydia Osborn

The Unreturn of Lydia Osborn

White Crane Productions are the international graduate acting ensemble of Rose Bruford College. 

M.E.H

M.E.H

As recently as the early 20th century it was not uncommon for women to be medically diagnosed with “hysteria”. 

CONSPIRACY

CONSPIRACY

You are watching three actors sat at a table. 

The Wizard of Winterbourne

The Wizard of Winterbourne

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 … 

VIKING

VIKING

Ragnarr Ragnarson is a Skald – a teller of stories, keeper of history and composer of poems. 

Uninvited Guests

Uninvited Guests

ArdCol welcomes you to the world of the Uninvited Guests: dreamers, storytellers and liars. 

The Rubbish Show

The Rubbish Show

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… 

Top Trumps

Top Trumps

A curious assortment of guests attend a dinner party hosted by a mutual acquaintance. 

The Cult That Made Spoons: A Fork in the Road

The Cult That Made Spoons: A Fork in the Road

They are a family. 

Little Wars

Little Wars

This piece of devised physical theatre addresses the human element in our species’ historic desire to make war. 

The Try-Hards

The Try-Hards

Sometimes we fail and pretend it never happened. 

Nothing's Happening: A Black Mountain College Project

Nothing's Happening: A Black Mountain College Project

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… 

Digital Masks to Africa – Cheikh Anta Diop: Poem for the Living

Digital Masks to Africa – Cheikh Anta Diop: Poem for the Living

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 … 

[Untitled Project] #213

[Untitled Project] #213

A past hit at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival! #213 is a silent, sad clown who has learned how to find laughter through the tears. 

Adventurers Wanted: Banishment

Adventurers Wanted: Banishment

Join an all-new adventure! Tabletop role playing games meets live storytelling in a hilarious and heartbreaking fantasy epic. 

Death of the American Teenager

Death of the American Teenager

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. 

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

An exciting new show created by emerging professional artists from UCW’s degree level performing arts course. 

The Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA!

The Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA!

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… 

Said and Done

Said and Done

Two women sit at a wedding. 

Fat Blast and Crackers: 101 Sketches in 50 minutes!

Fat Blast and Crackers: 101 Sketches in 50 minutes!

How many comedy sketches does it take to screw in a light bulb? 30? 50?! 100?! Well we’ve gone one better, literally. 

Invisible

Invisible

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… 

Jerry and the Adventures of the HMS Stargazer

Jerry and the Adventures of the HMS Stargazer

Original, devised TIE adventure show! London, 1773: a time of great exploration. 

Limbo

Limbo

Meeting Place Theatre and Teresa and Andrzej Welminski Foundation present Limbo. 

5 Stages

5 Stages

At some point in our lives, we all experience grief. 

44 Days

44 Days

44 Days is the story of the workers who faced down corporate greed and changed the labour movement forever. 

Gilgamesh & Me

Gilgamesh & Me

The god of love, right? Hannah is that god. 

Serenity

Serenity

A beautifully devised piece written by Sue Dunk. 

The Grand Scheme of Things

The Grand Scheme of Things

Flora and Nic have been friends for years, for pretty much the whole of history. 

(Some)Body

(Some)Body

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

GEORGE

George arrives in the city with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

Mighty

Mighty

The ‘remarkable’ (Scotsman) and bite-sized Jack AG Britton presents Mighty; a TED talk-meets-theatre show that combines comedy, live music and spoken word to ask the big (or li… 

UNCONDITIONAL

UNCONDITIONAL

There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment, isn’t there? So many stories needing to be told, so many national myths being rewritten, so much is constantly changing that … 

Signals

Signals

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

Call of the Void

Call of the Void explores catharsis and connection through ghost stories from around the world. 

Lonely TWOgether Taipei Version

Lonely TWOgether Taipei Version

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… 

Into the Blue

Into the Blue

A play about women who take to the skies. 

Lonely TWOgether Beijing Version

Lonely TWOgether Beijing Version

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

Good Things Come to Those Who

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… 

Under the Fig Tree

Under the Fig Tree

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… 

Rainbow Baby

Rainbow Baby

Love. 

Carmen: A Gender-Flipped Film Noir Fantasy

Carmen: A Gender-Flipped Film Noir Fantasy

Sultry and cool, Carmen is a gender-swapped film noir fantasy. 

Panopticon

Panopticon

Every move. 

Olorine

Olorine

A dystopian world that reimagines what it means to confine love. 

Jericho

Jericho

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

Propeller

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. 

DollyWould

DollyWould

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 … 

Sirens

Sirens

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. 

Eat Your Heart Out

Eat Your Heart Out

Anorexia takes centre stage in this emotional piece devised by eating disorder sufferers and survivors. 

Barbara Nice: Barbara's Box Office

Barbara Nice: Barbara's Box Office

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

Legend for Witkacy

Legend for Witkacy: avant-garde, physical theatre performance inspired by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz. 

Happimess

Happimess

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… 

Side Effects

Side Effects

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… 

I'll Have What She's Having

I'll Have What She's Having

Millennial anxieties are unpacked and explored in devised comedy I’ll Have What She’s Having. 

It's True, It's True, It's True

It's True, It's True, It's True

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… 

dressed.

dressed.

For most of us, our clothes are a major part of our identity. 

Connected Lives

Connected Lives

Baz, Muyemba and Poppy are isolated and feel alone – in a city of half a million people. 

The Grimm Truth

The Grimm Truth

The Grimm Tales are wildly reimagined in this exciting retelling using themes from modern Britain. 

The 39 Steps: A Disaster in a Radio Studio!

The 39 Steps: A Disaster in a Radio Studio!

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, Wickford have every right to feel proud of themselves. 

Expendable Chapters

Expendable Chapters

A fresh, ground-breaking performance from Athens. 

Thaw

Thaw

‘They say life begins at 80. 

Brollies and Bumbershoots

Brollies and Bumbershoots

Brollies and Bumbershoots. 

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

Los Angeles, January 15th 1947. 

Am I F#*kable?

Am I F#*kable?

Questioning what it means to be desired in a culture obsessed with beauty. 

Manx Fairy Tales and Legends

Manx Fairy Tales and Legends

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… 

Born on a Monday

Born on a Monday

Button your shirt. 

Keep the Change

Keep the Change

I am worth what I have. 

Henry

Henry

‘You go into a hospital with a father and you come out with a bin bag, and no father’. 

Blinded

Blinded

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. 

My Name Is Dorothy

My Name Is Dorothy

The first point to make clear is that My Name is Dorothy has nothing to do with The Wizard of Oz. 

Feed

Feed

Feed is a thought-provoking and memorable piece by Theatre Témoin that explores the insidious relationship between the Internet and capitalism. 

To the Ocean

To the Ocean

***** (Tribe). 

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

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… 

Of Rags and Bones

Of Rags and Bones

Inspired by the short stories of Anais Nin, NYT present new fables of modern love and ritual. 

Greeks, Gorgons and Giggles

Greeks, Gorgons and Giggles

Greeks, Gorgons and Giggles is a fun way for young people to engage with Greek mythology through comedy, song, live music and movement. 

The Unbinding

The Unbinding

This was one of the most remarkable striking and uncomfortable productions that I have seen in a long time. 

Me, Myself and AI

Me, Myself and AI

Delve into the dark world of misguided tech trust with a kaleidoscopic investigation of data, desire and desperation. 

Hymns for Robots

Hymns for Robots

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 Cockroach and Furry Blurry Fluffy Things

A Cockroach and Furry Blurry Fluffy Things

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. 

H2O: A Play About Water

H2O: A Play About Water

Water is the essence of life. 

And I

And I

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. 

Loneliness and Other Adventures

Loneliness and Other Adventures

The portrayal of a young woman’s search for love and her sometimes crippling fear of being alone. 

Evren

Evren

In 2026, five explorers aboard the Evren are sent out to discover what lies within a black hole. 

Extro-Terrestrial

Extro-Terrestrial

Torn from their secluded lives, five introverts face experimentation, extroverted aliens and, worst of all, each other. 

You've Got To Be Kidney Me!

You've Got To Be Kidney Me!

Inspired by the true story of Dr Horror: a 2008 case against a man from Brampton, Canada guilty of organ theft. 

Kidding

Kidding

When did you last speak to your Mum? Last week? Last year? We’ve been asking everyone from grandparents to schoolkids. 

The Edge of You

The Edge of You

‘I used to think love was about not knowing where I end and you begin. 

Cry God for Harry, England and St George!

Cry God for Harry, England and St George!

Sayara has always wanted to be a leader. 

That's So GCSE

That's So GCSE

Blackouts. 

Dreamland

Dreamland

‘Dreamland tackles pressing social and political issues with bracing theatricality’ (Jesse Briton, Bear Trap Theatre). 

Comedy Kids

Comedy Kids

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… 

High School English

High School English

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 … 

O, FFS

O, FFS

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… 

Mercy Me

Mercy Me

Mercy Me. 

Drowning Our Babies

Drowning Our Babies

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… 

FanDango

FanDango

Welkom to FanDango EyeLand. 

Beowulf

Beowulf

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. 

Swap Shop

Swap Shop

Dan and Jamie. 

Drifting Towers

Drifting Towers

Drifting Towers is a noughties adventure video game set in a bleak futuristic cityscape. 

Spaces

Spaces

Spaces discusses boundaries and the obstacles that affect our relationships, with a focus on friendships, romantic relationships and familial bonds. 

Offstage

Offstage

What appears to be light and entertaining, can be dark and lonely behind the curtains. 

The Search for a Black-Browed Albatross

The Search for a Black-Browed Albatross

Coat? Check. 

Sisterhood

Sisterhood

A fearless adventure into the dark heart of a paradigm shift. 

Can’t Stop Can’t Stop

Can’t Stop Can’t Stop

A solo theatrical performance by Sam Ross, which aims to convey how it feels to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 

Alabama God Damn

Alabama God Damn

An electric performance influenced by S-Town, True Detective and Seasick Steve. 

When We Ran

When We Ran

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. 

Distortion

Distortion

Have you ever asked yourself ‘did that actually happen? Or is it all in my head?’. 

Lunacy

Lunacy

Lunacy. 

The Sandman

The Sandman

This Victoriana adaptation of a gothic adaptation of a children’s fairy tale figure is not exactly breaking new ground. 

Eurohouse

Eurohouse

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: Bite Me

Joanne McNally: Bite Me

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. 

How to Drown a Fish

How to Drown a Fish

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… 

Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education

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… 

The Soldier and Death

The Soldier and Death

A soldier’s kindness wins him mysterious gifts, but he soon learns that good fortune can lead to great loss. 

Chaucer Retold

Chaucer Retold

A group of bored friends decide they want to take a show to the Fringe. 

Two Chairs

Two Chairs

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… 

Palmyra

Palmyra

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… 

Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges

In their new drama, Walls and Bridges, Acting Coach Scotland delves into the themes of home and belonging through a dystopian Scotland in 2035. 

Celebration

Celebration

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 … 

Jogging

Jogging

Hanane Hajj Ali is a Lebanese performer with French citizenship who jogs daily to prevent osteoporosis, depression and obesity. 

The Murderous Philanthropist of Croydon Town

The Murderous Philanthropist of Croydon Town

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. 

Wrong Tree Adventures

Wrong Tree Adventures

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. 

Anyone's Guess How We Got Here

Anyone's Guess How We Got Here

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… 

Trolley Girls

Trolley Girls

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. 

Secret Life of Humans

Secret Life of Humans

An eclectic and beautiful production – Secret Life of Humans combines a baffling diversity of genres into a single theatrical masterpiece. 

Lands

Lands

Antler Theatre are no strangers to the Edinburgh Fringe, making their debut with This Way Up and Maria, 1968 in 2012. 

Gutted

Gutted

Gutted is a one-woman, solo show about IBD. 

Cognitions

Cognitions

Cognitions was confessional, poetic physical theatre. 

No Miracles Here

No Miracles Here

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… 

The Hong Kong Three Sisters

The Hong Kong Three Sisters

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 … 

Alice and the Black Hole Blues

Alice and the Black Hole Blues

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… 

Exile

Exile

Six women meet in exile. 

Welcome Question Mark

Welcome Question Mark

A devised autobiographical theatre performance (with immersive elements) exploring the themes of home and migration. 

Cult-ure

Cult-ure

Circled in their new support group, six young people all brought together by one thing – a journey from friendship to revenge. 

Man Up

Man Up

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. 

Primal Instincts

Primal Instincts

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… 

Late to the Party

Late to the Party

Direct from The Brighton Fringe – an autobiographical romp through a midlife diagnosis of ADHD in the Times journalist Emma Mahony. 

Think

Think

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

Demise

Demise was its own demise. 

Probably Still Drunk Collective Presents: Inebriated

Probably Still Drunk Collective Presents: Inebriated

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… 

Bump

Bump

If you’re in search of the next big thing this Fringe, look no further. 

Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak

Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak

Autistic people speak for themselves in this ensemble show, written from surveys completed only by Autistic people. 

DIGS

DIGS

DIGS, devised by newly formed company Theatre with Legs, offers insight into how the millennials of ‘Generation Rent’ think about community and belonging. 

You, Me and Everything Else

You, Me and Everything Else

Those of a certain age will remember the heart bruising joy of creating a mix tape for a loved one. 

Police Cops in Space

Police Cops in Space

When a Fringe show sells out on opening night, you know it’s doing something right. 

Wrong Tree Adventures

Wrong Tree Adventures

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,… 

Alan, We Think You Should Get a Dog

Alan, We Think You Should Get a Dog

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. 

Mars Actually

Mars Actually

Three aliens from Mars, fascinated by all things Earthly. 

Hyperthymesia

Hyperthymesia

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

Form

Form is a wordless physical tragicomedy about escaping the pressures and boredoms of contemporary life, if only momentarily. 

Tribe

Tribe

Temper Theatre once again return to Edinburgh to gift audiences with a performance well worth three times the ticket price. 

The Crossing Place – Romantika

The Crossing Place – Romantika

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

Frogman

Frogman is an oceanic coming-of-age drama split between two time frames. 

Palmyra

Palmyra

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. 

Cradle to Coffin

Cradle to Coffin

One man’s journeys from cradle to coffin. Age 30, male, looking for love, money and spiritual guidance. Please swipe right.  

The Glorious Invention of Emmanuel Stork

The Glorious Invention of Emmanuel Stork

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. 

The America Project

The America Project

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… 

Volition

Volition

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. 

EH16 (Pyre)

EH16 (Pyre)

‘All I ever tried to do was help those girls!’ – Edinburgh is filled with horror, but not where you’d expect. 

The Dreamer

The Dreamer

Chinese physical theatre influenced by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the contemporary Tang Xianzu’s The Peony Pavilion. 

Phools

Phools

The invigorating and inventive Babolin are winners of the 2015 Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award. 

Doglife

Doglife

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… 

BlackCatfishMusketeer

BlackCatfishMusketeer

You meet someone online. 

Hyperion

Hyperion

‘Being called a Greek feels like being bound with a dog collar. 

Adulting

Adulting

Adulting – (verb) To adult. 

The Room at the Top of the House

The Room at the Top of the House

Josh finds the outside world a fascinating and frightening place. 

Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears

Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears

The silver-tongued Goldilock can see that her days of selling moody goods on the cobbled streets of East End London are numbered. 

Ape/Essence

Ape/Essence

An original, devised, loose adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1948 dystopian novel which examines a post-apocalyptic world. 

For the Record

For the Record

It’s been 40 years since NASA sent the Voyager I and II and their Golden Records on their intergalactic journey. 

Clitorosity, Cocktastrophes and Other Things You Can't Get Your Mouth Around

Clitorosity, Cocktastrophes and Other Things You Can't Get Your Mouth Around

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. 

The Ties That Bind

The Ties That Bind

Paul’s world as a sound engineer is changing, as early stages of dementia begin to affect his personal relationships. 

F*ckboys for Freedom

F*ckboys for Freedom

A risqué and murky journey through the realms of the phenomena known as the f*ckboy. 

Odette!

Odette!

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… 

Lists for the End of the World

Lists for the End of the World

A joyful and touching view of the world through other people’s eyes, Lists… is a show composed entirely of crowdsourced lists. 

Slooshy Wordshow

Slooshy Wordshow

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. 

Goggles

Goggles

Pets come in many forms. 

Wake Up Alice!

Wake Up Alice!

Award-winning and inclusive Youth Theatre Company Brightonshed in collaboration with Theatreshed bring their interpretation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to Brighton Fringe. 

Fandom Undivided

Fandom Undivided

We are slowly falling apart, we are stagnating. 

Enter The Dragons
BOBBY WINNER

Enter The Dragons

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… 

Price (still) Includes Biscuits

Price (still) Includes Biscuits

Satirical, witty and topical. 

Dark Matter & Angeleta and Etelvina

Dark Matter & Angeleta and Etelvina

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

The Forecast

The Forecast is an engaging and informative piece of political theatre. 

Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th

Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th

Terriane Falcome offers a tour de force of writing and comedy, playing at the Theatre Box this Brighton Fringe. 

Ingo's War

Ingo's War

This cosy story follows the adventures of Ingo, a dog on a mission to make his owners proud. 

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

On a lake somewhere not far away, a mother duck is sitting on her eggs. 

Macho Macho

Macho Macho

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… 

How to Die of a Broken Heart

How to Die of a Broken Heart

Uncomfortable moments full of truth, full of laughs. 

Just Broken

Just Broken

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. 

Spilt Milk Presents...

Spilt Milk Presents...

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. 

Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin

Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin

Kids these days! No one knows what they’re up to. 

Between You and Me

Between You and Me

This Brighton-based forum theatre company produce thought-provoking performances about social and political matters, using storytelling, discussion, and re-enactment. 

GIANT

GIANT

GIANT follows the never-ending, whirlwind of generations in protagonist, Tommy’s family. 

The Lions Roar and Other Stories

The Lions Roar and Other Stories

Award-winning children’s theatre company brings you a collection of short stories that will entertain and delight young audiences. 

Late To The Party

Late To The Party

‘Late to the Party’ is an autobiographical romp on a mid-life diagnosis of ADHD and Dyslexia in two women. 

Macbeth: A Tale of Sound and Fury

Macbeth: A Tale of Sound and Fury

A theatre company taking a reimagining of Shakespeare to a Fringe festival is like your Nan getting tipsy at Christmas. 

One Man and his Dog

One Man and his Dog

A dog is man’s best friend, and is for life. 

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

In 1987, celebrated BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish stood up on national television and shrugged off reports of an oncoming hurricane. 

Decide-A-Quest

Decide-A-Quest

A high-energy comedy reworking of classic game books such as ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ and ‘Find Your Fate’. 

I'm The Hero of This Story

I'm The Hero of This Story

CTRL ALT DEL: Restart, Repeat, Restart, Repeat. 

Meet Fred

Meet Fred

Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit. 

One in Four

One in Four

A newly-devised piece exploring issues of mental health. 

Mocks, Shocks and Two Smoking Coffee Cups

Mocks, Shocks and Two Smoking Coffee Cups

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. 

SpokeEasy

SpokeEasy

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,… 

The Privileged

The Privileged

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...

Do You Ever...

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 … 

Am I F#*kable?

Am I F#*kable?

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. 

Great Train Robbery

Great Train Robbery

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… 

Borderline

Borderline

A comedy about a tragedy. 

Die Die Die Old People Die

Die Die Die Old People Die

Indie theatre legends David Woods and Jon Haynes of ‘Ridiculusmus’ as two crustaceous elders putting off death in a snail paced farce. 

... Yes?

... Yes?

Terabac

Terabac

If you’re a budding ecologist who also has a love of physical theatre, Terabac is the show for you. 

Cabaret From The Shadows

Cabaret From The Shadows

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. 

Lazarus

Lazarus

After having a nearly fatal illness, he thought things would be different . 

Pals

Pals

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… 

Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

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… 

BA Theatre Arts Graduate Shows

BA Theatre Arts Graduate Shows

“The true mystery of the world is the visible . 

GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK PART TWO 'Second Helpings'

GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK PART TWO 'Second Helpings'

George Egg, the stand-up comedian who cooks onstage using absurd and innovative techniques, returns. 

Deep in The Heart of Me

Deep in The Heart of Me

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’. 

10 Steps To Happiness

10 Steps To Happiness

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… 

Individual Medley

Individual Medley

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… 

And Love Walked In

And Love Walked In

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… 

Pauline Quirke Academy

Pauline Quirke Academy

PQA is a weekend Performing Arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught!

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught!

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage. 

Life Without Dog

Life Without Dog

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. 

PASSPAWT

PASSPAWT

Out of the 29 years the amiable-natured Helena has been alive, 5 were spent in her birth country Slovakia and 24 in England. 

Not Another Performance

Not Another Performance

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. 

Flowerpot Women

Flowerpot Women

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

The Idiot's Guide to the World

‘The Idiot’s Guide to the World’ is a clown show that explores a variety of physical comedy genres. 

The Nine Lives of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Nine Lives of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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. 

I Used to Hear Footsteps

I Used to Hear Footsteps

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

Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex

Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex is the sex-ed class we all wish we’d had. 

ABCs to LSD

ABCs to LSD

Growing Pains Theatre Company offers its Edinburgh debut, a confessional piece of drama exploring the fraught path from adolescence to adulthood. 

L'Heure Fugitive

L'Heure Fugitive

A woman comes face to face with her overwhelming need for revolution. 

Goggles

Goggles

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… 

Police Cops

Police Cops

In its second year at the fringe, Police Cops is a spoof boys-in-blue parody along the lines of Police Squad. 

Trolley Girls

Trolley Girls

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. 

Eurohouse

Eurohouse

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… 

Hip

Hip

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

Tomatoes

Tomatoes is a new piece of writing by Eimear Sheehy and is presented by ALSA Productions. 

Godspell

Godspell

Borderline Confrontational is a group of students and graduates from the Birmingham School of Acting. 

The Craig Chalmers Experience

The Craig Chalmers Experience

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. 

Eden

Eden

Less Theatre breathes life into everyday objects that are often overlooked in our daily lives. 

No Filter

No Filter

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. 

Sleeping Dogs Lie

Sleeping Dogs Lie

‘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. 

The Opportunity

The Opportunity

Life presents us with many opportunities, be it falling in love, finding a career or killing your parents. 

The Concept

The Concept

Given the chance, what would you ask God? ‘Why do I have three nipples?’ Jessie is taken on a journey through time. 

iDolls

iDolls

iDolls aims to explore the dynamics between social media and feminism by combining various forms of theatre, dance and spoken word. 

The Age of (Distr)action

The Age of (Distr)action

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… 

Spool

Spool

Suppose, just suppose, that your mind and body lived separately from each other. 

The F Words

The F Words

“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

The Living Room

The Living Room takes us home, to a place in which we welcome another. 

The Living Room

The Living Room

The Living Room takes us home, to a place in which we welcome another. 

Sheltered

Sheltered

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

Lines

Lines is a touching spoken word show surrounding the diverse lives of people travelling along the London underground. 

Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka

Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka

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… 

Anonymous

Anonymous

‘I have a voice, capable of both a whisper and a scream. 

Tortoise and Rabbit

Tortoise and Rabbit

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… 

Daniel

Daniel

Your best friend from school has been arrested for having a collection of child pornography on his laptop. 

Pond Wife

Pond Wife

“So tell me what you want, what you really, really want. 

Molhados&Secos – Wet and Dry

Molhados&Secos – Wet and Dry

An almost word-free physical and visual performance from Brazilian company ParaladosanjoS. 

Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita

Lightning-fast, cinematic style sequences skilfully bound together with fluid, muscular movement, vivid lighting and soul-shaking soundscapes. 

Sonder

Sonder

A breathlessly physical exploration of how it feels to be alone. 

The Hours Before We Wake

The Hours Before We Wake

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. 

Arthur Conan Doyle – Man of Mystery

Arthur Conan Doyle – Man of Mystery

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. 

One Day Moko

One Day Moko

‘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. 

Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed

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… 

Fairies and Dragons of the Desolate Plain

Fairies and Dragons of the Desolate Plain

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… 

Bulldog

Bulldog

Work hard, play harder. 

The Tide Creeps In

The Tide Creeps In

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… 

Escape from the Planet of the Day That Time Forgot

Escape from the Planet of the Day That Time Forgot

Let’s just appreciate that title for a moment. 

The Lounge

The Lounge

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

Ash

Ash is a devised piece by a group of Lecoq-trained graduates about the nicotine addiction of a Yorkshireman and his friends and family. 

Sacré Blue

Sacré Blue

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. 

The Murderer

The Murderer

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 … 

The Mission

The Mission

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

Pussyfooting

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… 

xx

xx

Connections missed and made are set in motion in this playful, algorithmically-generated piece exploring love and chance from young company Poltergeist Theatre. 

Tell Mary I Love Her

Tell Mary I Love Her

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 (We Thought We Heard Fireworks)

Beach Party (We Thought We Heard Fireworks)

Beach Party is a performance devised by 38 Buried Roses influenced by the methodologies and practices of European Theatre in the past century. 

Bucket List

Bucket List

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… 

Ofgagged

Ofgagged

Sketch Club 7 (six schoolboys and a blow-up doll) return to the Fringe after a triumph last year (‘terrifyingly brilliant’ BroadwayBaby. 

Radpole

Radpole

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

The Therapist

The Therapist is about a woman called Michelle Dowell. 

Le Bossu

Le Bossu

The scene is Notre Dame. 

Tracing Grace

Tracing Grace

Enter a world where not everything is as it seems. 

People of the Eye

People of the Eye

‘Of course, you shouldn’t use sign language’. 

Poo Shame, Vagina Curiosity and Other Things That Won't Kill You

Poo Shame, Vagina Curiosity and Other Things That Won't Kill You

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… 

Putting the Band Back Together

Putting the Band Back Together

Why do we stop playing? What might make us start again? All those guitars propped up in bedrooms. 

Besieged

Besieged

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

Do Not Open

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

Plain as Paper

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. 

Drought

Drought

This production explores drought – in California’s Salinas Valley, the salad bowl of the world, and on a global scale, seeking sustainable, equitable solutions. 

Sylum

Sylum

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. 

The Lost Children of Neverland

The Lost Children of Neverland

A darker look at what happens when we refuse to grow up. 

Tape

Tape

Stuck between failure and fame, the artist known only as Tape invites you to witness the creation of a pop-cultural Frankenstein. 

Leftover

Leftover

Fleeing conflict in Western Europe, the women – soldiers, survivors, refugees, mothers, daughters, sisters – are all that remains. 

Yokai

Yokai

In a desolate space, probably in the middle of nowhere, stands a group of curious looking people. 

Tom and Will's Open Swim

Tom and Will's Open Swim

Welcome to the biggest swim race on the planet – The Super Pool Mega Cup X. 

The Humble Heart of Komrade Krumm

The Humble Heart of Komrade Krumm

The invigorating and inventive Babolin are winners of the 2015 Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award. 

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

Puppetry, poetry, dance and live music are interwoven in this splendid succession of stories from five zany friends. 

Mercutio Loves Romeo

Mercutio Loves Romeo

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… 

The Communist Threat

The Communist Threat

It’s 1950 Vienna and two British spies are sent to kill a traitor. 

Melancholy

Melancholy

This show started beautifully and retained its magic right until the very end. 

The Daddy Blues

The Daddy Blues

Masculinity meets Artificial Intelligence in jukebox sci-fi ‘The Daddy Blues’. 

In the Gut

In the Gut

A funny, tragic and ridiculous guide to baking, birthing and breaking the rules. 

Mr Jordan's Funeral: In Absence of his Memory

Mr Jordan's Funeral: In Absence of his Memory

In loving memory of Mr Jordan, a darling husband, brother, lover, dickhead, mumbler and ghost. 

Here I Am

Here I Am

Actor Manuel Lavandera, Director Britt Forsberg. 

The Bump/We Did

The Bump/We Did

‘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. 

Flying The Nest

Flying The Nest

Welcome to Hatchling College, an eggciting place to learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder. 

Inside/Persistence

Inside/Persistence

Inside: Two women, chained and imprisoned. 

Becoming Esther

Becoming Esther

“Dying is an art, like everything else. 

T.W.4.T Radio's Farewell Show

T.W.4.T Radio's Farewell Show

It’s 3am on a Friday morning and it’s T. 

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

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… 

How I Almost Became the First Lady of the USA

How I Almost Became the First Lady of the USA

This is a true story. 

Acting Funny: UoB's Short Course on Comic Theatre Practice

Acting Funny: UoB's Short Course on Comic Theatre Practice

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… 

Year Without Summer

Year Without Summer

May 1816. 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

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… 

Project: Oggbots

Project: Oggbots

A UFO has crashed over Brighton and your help is needed to save them from the Agents In Black. 

Twisted and Tongue Tied

Twisted and Tongue Tied

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… 

Youth

Youth

An original play. 

Mr Candela

Mr Candela

‘Mr Candela’ is a charming story of a misunderstood inventor and his passion for light. 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! This weird and wonderful family show for all ages will have kids storming the stage. 

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime. 

Eggs Collective present Late Night Love

Eggs Collective present Late Night Love

A tender and ridiculous show that clambers up your drainpipe with a rose between its teeth. 

Sonder

Sonder

Broken Chair Theatre Company aims to create innovative, physically demanding theatre with a strong aesthetic. 

Gloriator

Gloriator

A riotously funny show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster ‘Gladiator’. 

Do You Mind?

Do You Mind?

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 Excellence of Failure

The Excellence of Failure

The MA Performance and Visual Practices returns to the Marlborough Theatre for its annual show of surprise and delight. 

Buttons

Buttons

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… 

Magnificent Myths and Tall Tales

Magnificent Myths and Tall Tales

An evening filled with stories, duets and short plays, reworked and retold to delight, surprise and entertain. 

Going AWOL

Going AWOL

A farcical comedy two-hander, written and produced by AWOL Productions. 

A Tit Show

A Tit Show

Our tits sing, dance and talk about how they’re made for f**king. 

The Late, Late Teatime Chatshow

The Late, Late Teatime Chatshow

The perfect start to your night at Brighton Fringe. 

Police Cops

Police Cops

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. 

Save Me A Balloon

Save Me A Balloon

Michael and Maria are an elderly couple, who receive the news that one has a terminal illness. 

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

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… 

MorbidAbnormalMe

MorbidAbnormalMe

The basement of the Blue Man is a cosy Aladdin’s cave of a space, all cushions and tapestries and tasteful lighting. 

Secret Innuendos

Secret Innuendos

Welcome to The Claremont Hotel, where strangers come and strangers go and some may stay for longer. 

Curses

Curses

A series of curses. 

Cream Pie

Cream Pie

Physical comedy, object theatre and tacky music reveal the misogyny, oppression, and just plain awful sex seen in mainstream porn today. 

Birthday in Suburbia

Birthday in Suburbia

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. 

Not Yet Suffragette

Not Yet Suffragette

Time is of the essence in this absolutely faultless performance from EntreprenHER Productions. 

Break Yourself

Break Yourself

A show about the relationship between power and sexual desire, what it means to want to be someone else, and Bruce Springsteen. 

The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind

Hi. 

Mocketh The Weak

Mocketh The Weak

Curious Cloud presents ‘Mocketh The Weak’, the gameshow that pits wicked wits against hapless saps. 

BackStories

BackStories

A bar stool. 

Aphrodite in Flippers

Aphrodite in Flippers

Georgie’s 40th birthday, her friends spy something strange lodged in her ear. 

Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the Dark

An inconspicuous townhouse in Fiveways plays host to the promenade performance Dancing in the Dark. 

Fake Hip Gnosis

Fake Hip Gnosis

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

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings give an outrageously honest yet totally sexy look at life with a vagina. 

The Marked

The Marked

The Marked follows Jack’s crusade against the haunting demons that follow his life living rough on the streets of London. 

Adam Vincent: Judgemental (work in progress)

Adam Vincent: Judgemental (work in progress)

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 … 

Mute

Mute

Three people dead. 

Follow Suit

Follow Suit

A madcap frenzy of physical comedy with a political bite. 

Where the Urge Took us

Where the Urge Took us

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…  

Hetty the King (and Other Women I Have Loved)

Hetty the King (and Other Women I Have Loved)

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. 

Song of Songs: We're All in This Together

Song of Songs: We're All in This Together

A choir meets to rehearse a song to make things better. 

Mummy or The Art of Saying Goodbye

Mummy or The Art of Saying Goodbye

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

Not Fast Enough

‘Not Fast Enough’ is a provocative and dynamic sprint through contemporary gender politics and imaginative theatre structures. 

Inglorious Insinuations of Insanity

Inglorious Insinuations of Insanity

Barry is charming, flamboyant and has a very ornate vocabulary. 

Near Gone

Near Gone

This award-winning devised piece from Two Destination Language clearly deserves its second festival run. 

17

17

Bear Pit Theatre present a sweet show which narrates different generations’ experiences of when they were 17. 

Dust Never Settles in Torchlight

Dust Never Settles in Torchlight

NakedFeet Theatre’s Dust Never Settles in Torchlight is a short and sweet reimagining of a selection of Greek myths. 

The Fiery Path

The Fiery Path

Should one mistake condemn a man to hell? Blues legend Robert Johnson’s choice is explored whilst taking the fiery path. 

Boxed In

Boxed In

We’re all familiar with our society’s gender expectations – Barbie and Action Man, Yorkie Bars and Bic’s “for her” range. 

Womenswear

Womenswear

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… 

FEAST

FEAST

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… 

In Light of...

In Light of...

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

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart is unapologetically weird. 

Digest TV: The Temp

Digest TV: The Temp

Yangalang a female comedy duo first performed Digest TV: The Temp at the Folkestone Women of the World Festival in March 2015. 

Don't Say That

Don't Say That

Welcome to The Bureau, your Political Correctness Guide for the 21st century. 

Forget About It

Forget About It

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'

The Times They Are a Changin'

The Times They Are a Changin’ takes you on a journey from the Second World War to the present day. 

What If...............? Legacy of War

What If...............? Legacy of War

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… 

What a Grimm Tale!

What a Grimm Tale!

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. 

Ten Pound Tale

Ten Pound Tale

During its lifespan the average £10 note passes through 594 transactions. 

Stories, Told

Stories, Told

Ghostly stories, told by sceptics. 

A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side

Take a walk on the wild side and experience the embodiment of animal behaviours into human characters. 

IamI

IamI

Yet again CalArts pushes forward the frontiers of theatre with an extraordinary, fascinating and labyrinthine work. 

Tribe

Tribe

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. 

Night of My Life

Night of My Life

Sketch Club 7 has six members. 

Oddity

Oddity

StudioSpace Bristol didn’t set out to make great art - they just want to make you laugh. 

Mr Poe's Legendarium

Mr Poe's Legendarium

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… 

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart

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. 

Future Honey

Future Honey

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

Leftovers

Leftovers follows the story of a young woman Elizabeth and her tragic experiences of the break-out of war. 

Key Change

Key Change

Key Change, directed by Laura Lindow, is devised by women in HMPYOI Low Newton and follows the stories of 4 female inmates. 

Cartography

Cartography

This is a story of Sarah, a lover of maps and trigonometry. 

Going Viral

Going Viral

Going Viral, written and performed by Daniel Bye, follows an imaginary outbreak of a highly contagious weeping virus spreading across the world, by you. 

Austensibility

Austensibility

I shouldn’t have liked Austensibility. 

The Beanfield

The Beanfield

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… 

Notification

Notification

Guys. 

Ada

Ada

Meet Ada Lovelace, the ‘poetical scientist’, and daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron. 

Wojtek: The Happy Warrior

Wojtek: The Happy Warrior

In 1942, a girl traded some food for a Persian bear cub. 

Fall

Fall

Flickering digits. 

The Frantic Canticles of Little Brother Fish

The Frantic Canticles of Little Brother Fish

Babolin – ‘breathtaking’ (TotalTheatre. 

The Dream Sequentialists

The Dream Sequentialists

The Dream Sequentialists is a show about dream goblins. 

Stan

Stan

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. 

Fair Cruelty

Fair Cruelty

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 Invents Old Woman

Ursula Invents Old Woman

Ursula K Le Guin, noted author of A Wizard of Earthsea, is visited by an alien adopting her form. 

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Ashley (Ellice Stevens) has just moved to a new town. 

Writing

Writing

A charming, witty and engaging show, Writing is an exploration of just that - the process of writing, as seen from a child’s perspective. 

1972: The Future of Sex

1972: The Future of Sex

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

Bayou Blues

Bayou Blues is beautiful. 

If I Were Me

If I Were Me

Antler’s If I Were Me is a visual treat. 

Grounded

Grounded

Grounded is written, performed and directed by Linda McDade. 

Molly

Molly

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. 

Births, Deaths & Marriages

Births, Deaths & Marriages

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”. 

rED4: Heart of Gallatown

rED4: Heart of Gallatown

All the young performers in this project are from the Gallatown area of Kirkcaldy, Fife. 

And Then I See You...

And Then I See You...

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. 

Jekyll

Jekyll

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. 

Eat Me! Drink Me! Buy Me!

Eat Me! Drink Me! Buy Me!

“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. 

A Brief History of Evil

A Brief History of Evil

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… 

Naked Knotted Neurons

Naked Knotted Neurons

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

Pussy

Pussy is nothing if not provocative. 

Method in Madness

Method in Madness

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. 

O! Glorious Youth

O! Glorious Youth

It’s the early 20th Century, and dancing, drugs and violence are rife in London. 

Project HaHa

Project HaHa

When life gives you lemons, sometimes you shouldn’t make lemonade. 

The Effects of Solitude

The Effects of Solitude

Written and performed by Noni Townshend, The Effects of Solitude unfolds with a disarming serenity. 

Open

Open

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. 

Scattered

Scattered

When their estranged father dies, twins Nicky and Jake reunite to execute his will. 

Institute

Institute

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… 

RUN

RUN

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

The Thomas Clifford Show

The Thomas Clifford Show is a theatrical spoof of a chat show resembling The Jonathan Ross Show. 

The Thomas Clifford Show

The Thomas Clifford Show

The Thomas Clifford Show is a theatrical spoof of a chat show resembling The Jonathan Ross Show. 

This Time Tomorrow

This Time Tomorrow

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

Bullet in the Brain

Bullet in the Brain is a devised play from the short story of the same name by Tobias Wolff. 

Fife Young Dance Company

Fife Young Dance Company

A programme of creative dance that is physically challenging with a fresh dynamic edge from this brand new company. 

Treacle

Treacle

This devised two-hander attempts to confront the social stigma faced by those with mental illnesses. 

Nudity, Free Beer, Good for Kids

Nudity, Free Beer, Good for Kids

A daily challenge to realise the best marketing scheme on the Fringe. 

This Day in December

This Day in December

25 years ago a tragedy struck Montreal that brought the city to its knees and shocked the world. 

Clairvoyant

Clairvoyant

Singular actor and writer of Clairvoyant, Bettine Mackenzie is funny. 

Stone

Stone

A magical, musical fable that shows how even the most unexpected soul can become heroic. 

Skins for Sale

Skins for Sale

The door is locked. 

Circular - Strada Circolare

Circular - Strada Circolare

Strada Circolare illustrates a passage in the lives of two women, a girl and her old auntie. 

Police Cops

Police Cops

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. 

Lost for Words

Lost for Words

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… 

The Suitcase Dreams

The Suitcase Dreams

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

Now Listen to Me Very Carefully

Now Listen to Me Very Carefully is a semi-autobiographical piece about Andy’s obsession with the film Terminator 2. 

Bucket

Bucket

Ed Eales-White and Jon Pointing slam down a new character/sketch/double act comedy show.