Sunny Makes a Scene

Sunny Makes a Scene

The story of an American teenager grappling with her dad’s heroin overdose. 

Hands And Flowers

Hands And Flowers

Attachment styles, Yiddish drag, Bergson’s theory of time. 

Grecian Idolatry

Grecian Idolatry

A young man, Adam, wakes up one day no longer sure if he’s what he says he is. 

The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad

When those in power make decisions, it is those without power who pay the bloody price. 

ZIP IT

ZIP IT

How many voices must be taken before we are heard? Join the studio audience of this comedic and dystopian gameshow and follow the friendship of two young women and their experience… 

New Labour

New Labour

The adventures and misadventures of a group of graduates working in a North London call centre: Alice wants to be a singer, Liam wants to travel, Rob wants to make a killing and Sa… 

1:2:2192 (Retribution Day)

1:2:2192 (Retribution Day)

A lawyer sits in a strong room. 

Ten Men – The Lives Of John Bindon

Ten Men – The Lives Of John Bindon

This is a one-man play about the infamous life of the actor, criminal, alleged lover of Princess Margaret and possessor of a 12-inch appendage, John Bindon. 

In Her Defence

In Her Defence

It’s 1947 and Catherine has just shot dead her husband, Philip, in their Regent’s Park flat. 

Daniel Defoe – The Lockdown Diaries

Daniel Defoe – The Lockdown Diaries

It’s 1664 and the world is on the cusp of a sweeping pandemic which will devastate the population and change lives for everyone. 

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Off the coast of Angus in the North Sea, is Caillte Lighthouse. 

The Roaring of the Voices

The Roaring of the Voices

They say a bull sees red when it loses the plot. 

Hotel Elsinore

Hotel Elsinore

Denmark. 

Hedda, Nora, Julie and Me

Hedda, Nora, Julie and Me

This new theatre piece looks at the four heroines from the classical theatrical canon: Nora from Ibsen’s Doll’s House, Julie from Strindberg’s Miss Julie, Hedda from Ibsen’… 

The Birds

The Birds

Based, like Hitchcock’s film, on the Daphne du Maurier short story, The Birds is a thrilling psychodrama about what happens when nature turns against humanity. 

Quartet

Quartet

‘It’s like childhood bite marks and scratches from your pets and the stitches from when your mum dropped you – it’s the scars that keep us together. 

Chaos by Laura Lomas

Chaos by Laura Lomas

A girl is locked in a room. 

A Night at the Musicals

A Night at the Musicals

This show presents a collective of exciting musical theatre numbers relating to the theme of being unapologetically you and making a lasting impact on the world around you. 

Into the Deep

Into the Deep

A gritty meditation on family, destruction and the paranormal. 

Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park

One of Neil Simon’s best-loved comedies. 

Past Life

Past Life

A washed-up television personality lives out a Dickensian nightmare when they are visited by the ghost of their past. 

How My Light Is Spent

How My Light Is Spent

Jimmy is 34 and has never felt like he belonged. 

Death of an Author

Death of an Author

What if your favourite characters didn’t quite like the way they were written? What if they decided enough was enough? When an unnamed author is found dead, his characters are br… 

The Last Words

The Last Words

Rebecca has been labelled the miracle girl after waking from her own murder. 

The Names I Have Known You By

The Names I Have Known You By

A chance meeting changes Annika’s life forever. 

Babysitting Calvin

Babysitting Calvin

Baby Calvin can remember his previous life when he was happily married to Laura. 

I Shall Not Be Moved

I Shall Not Be Moved

The riveting play I Shall Not Be Moved is by emerging young playwright Isaiah Reaves. 

Coward Conscience

Coward Conscience

What happens to characters when the curtain comes down? How do we know if they ever learn from their mistakes and move beyond the confines of their story, or whether they remain tr… 

Floodgate

Floodgate

It’s 2061. 

Do I?

Do I?

Influencers, social pressures, selfies and shame. 

Long Nights in Paradise

Long Nights in Paradise

There’s a lot packed in to Long Nights in Paradise, probably too much, but it still makes for an interesting story that explores the ups and downs of life, the building and disin… 

Time’s Plague

Time’s Plague

David Hayman returns as everyman Bob Cunninghame. 

Messiah

Messiah

Jesus tells his disciples: ‘the Messiah will never come, so we have to create one’. 

Boys Who Punch Holes in Walls

Boys Who Punch Holes in Walls

A heated argument and an all-night conversation leaves childhood friends Max and Kieran shaken, with suppressed emotions exploding to the surface. 

Eight Hundred Dollar Value

Eight Hundred Dollar Value

That’s what a trigger pull is worth. 

The Rip Current

The Rip Current

An experimental nosedive into Jamie’s fractured past. 

Pillows

Pillows

On a normal bed, in a normal bedroom, two normal university students try to figure out their place in the world – and their place in each other’s lives. 

A Hundred Words for Snow

A Hundred Words for Snow

‘It’s a bit weird to be sitting at the Arctic Circle chatting to a fit boy with your dad’s ashes in your backpack. 

Appraisal

Appraisal

We’ve all been there! That sense of recognition permeates the room during Tim Marriott’s latest play Appraisal. 

The Tempest

The Tempest

On a distant island, Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, plots revenge on those who overthrew her. 

Sacred Arts Festival Drama at Old St Paul’s Church

Sacred Arts Festival Drama at Old St Paul’s Church

Cutting Edge Theatre: Hope Rises. 

Cicely and David

Cicely and David

A Polish migrant, David Tasma, is dying from cancer in post-war London. 

Making Exceptions

Making Exceptions

Is your family dysfunctional? Well, you haven’t met these fine folk. 

Constellations

Constellations

Theatre Paradok presents a fresh, LGBTQIA+ take on Constellations by Nick Payne. 

Tempus Fugit: Troy and Us

Tempus Fugit: Troy and Us

The Greeks knew a lot about war and told great tales of heroism, victory and defeat. 

He'd Murder Me

He'd Murder Me

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, 1977. 

Cicada's Children

Cicada's Children

The cult of Cicada’s Children has just been discovered. 

Jetty Stars

Jetty Stars

A gritty piece of drama, this powerful, 60-minute theatre production is not for the faint-hearted. 

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Following their five-star production of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood in 2019 and powerful staging of Sophocles’ Antigone in 2018, this ‘strong and capable ensemble’ (Edin… 

Mrs Simpson Gets Divorced

Mrs Simpson Gets Divorced

An American divorcee, a besotted Prince and a constitutional crisis – sound familiar? But this was 1936. 

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Inside every adolescent brain, 86 billion neurons connect and collide to produce the most frustrating, chaotic and exhilarating changes that will ever happen to us. 

Paddy Irishman, Paddy Englishman and Paddy...?

Paddy Irishman, Paddy Englishman and Paddy...?

In Declan Croghan’s tense and hilarious black comedy, Anto and Kevin find their Irish past crashing in on their new and quiet London lives. 

After

After

In 2017, I was raped. 

Woyzeck / Marie

Woyzeck / Marie

Woyzeck and his family are continually exploited by the institution. 

Love You More

Love You More

‘Perspectives. 

Dr Glas

Dr Glas

Dr Glas, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the notorious 1905 Swedish novella by Hjalmar Soderberg, translated by David Barret. 

Hedda

Hedda

A modern-day twist on Ibsen. 

Stretchmarks!

Stretchmarks!

Join us for a mom-entous playdate. 

The Conversation

The Conversation

The Conversation explores the disparities that non-European international students have when moving to the United Kingdom for university. 

Tay Bridge

Tay Bridge

The highly acclaimed Tay Bridge was commissioned by Peter Arnott for the 80th Anniversary of the Dundee Rep in 2019. 

The Collie's Shed

The Collie's Shed

There is nothing like a timely reminder from the past. 

The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit and murder. 

When We Were Normal

When We Were Normal

A brilliant piece of new writing that follows 17-year-old Max’s awakening to her own voice and sexuality. 

Silent Night

Silent Night

Based on a true story, Silent Night is set in an Anderson shelter on Christmas Eve in 1940. 

Heroes

Heroes

Football, fathers, friendship. 

Bundle of Joy?

Bundle of Joy?

A striking and ferocious new play which dares to explore the pressures and societal demands that one couple confronts in their desire to procreate. 

Beautiful Nothing

Beautiful Nothing

All that glitters is not gold, a message that is incredibly clear in Em Oliver’s Beautiful Nothing. 

The Trojan Women

The Trojan Women

The Riverside Theatre Company returns to Edinburgh to take on this Euripides classic. 

Hard Shoulder

Hard Shoulder

Do you ever feel like pulling over? Or feel turned on by the sea? I think I do. 

Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon

Everyone needs a little bit of luck in their lives. 

Do I?

Do I?

Influencers, social pressures, selfies and shame. 

Chips and Ice Cream

Chips and Ice Cream

‘Charlie, why is every light in the fucking house on??’ What happens when you have a son? How does manhood move through generations? Who decides what a “good dad” really means? Chi… 

The Sneeze by Anton Chekhov, Translated and Adapted by Michael Frayn

The Sneeze by Anton Chekhov, Translated and Adapted by Michael Frayn

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

Scarbados

Scarbados

Welcome to Scarbados! Written and directed by Sam Milnes, brand-new comedy-drama Scarbados is a play about love, life, grief, hope, relationships, and fish and chips! On Shazza and… 

Stop The Press

Stop The Press

‘Stop the press!’ said Mr Thomas, his hand clenching yesterday’s issue. 

Bright. Young. Things. and Heavy Weather

Bright. Young. Things. and Heavy Weather

Wing It Musical Theatre, by arrangement with Nick Hern Books, presents the following amateur performances: Georgia Christou’s Bright. 

Truth, Lies, Diana

Truth, Lies, Diana

25 years since the fateful crash that killed Diana, this compelling docuplay was first seen off-Broadway and West End in 2015. 

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

The children of Cargilfield School present an abridged version of Shakespeare’s classic love story, performed in the round in Shakespeare’s original language. 

Charles Dickens' The Signalman

Charles Dickens' The Signalman

Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story. 

The Kettling

The Kettling

Suddenly kettled at a climate change protest on the hottest day of the year, Kelly finds herself trapped with a volatile and unlikely mix of people. 

Billy Boy

Billy Boy

A new solo performer show by acclaimed playwright Rosemary Jenkinson, about young bonfire builders in East Belfast. 

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

A young scientist by the name of Frankenstein breathes life into a gruesome body. 

The Wishing Well

The Wishing Well

A woman grieving for the loss of her daughter is drawn to the mystery of the Wishing Well. 

Café van der Brocke

Café van der Brocke

1915, Ypres, Belgium. 

Hopes and Dreams

Hopes and Dreams

A tale of unrealised dreams. 

Assassins

Assassins

Sondheim’s classic satire of a culture of violence and political turmoil. 

Prince of Denmark

Prince of Denmark

This prelude to Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy imagines Hamlet as a restless teenager frustrated by the limits of his role and furious at his father’s warmongering ways. 

Almost 13

Almost 13

Almost 13 is a highly thoughtful and at times disturbing portrayal of the childhood experiences of a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, New York. 

Bloody Wimmin

Bloody Wimmin

‘It is terribly easy to laugh at passion’. 

Nell Gwynn

Nell Gwynn

Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress and her hard-won place in th… 

Second Person Narrative

Second Person Narrative

You’re born a girl. 

I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass

I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass

I never felt unwelcome at the Fringe until this performance. 

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

What would you trade to preserve a special relationship? Bassanio has squandered his wealth but plans to regain it by wooing wealthy Portia of Belmont, whose late father has impose… 

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Recent studies in education suggest that the two best ways for students to boost their educational development (by eight months in each case) are immediate feedback from a teacher … 

Splinters

Splinters

Judy Seall’s Splinters is a strangely warm gothic Victorian tale, a warmth that emanates from the bonds between the members of the cast. 

Butchered

Butchered

A sausage-maker and an apprentice walk into a kitchen, but this is no joke. 

Numbers

Numbers

Mean Girls meets Lord of the Flies. 

Beneath

Beneath

Beneath is dark and absurd commentary on the effects of climate change. 

Ladies Day

Ladies Day

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. 

The Wait

The Wait

Set in Northern Ireland during The Troubles, The Wait revolves around Maura Devlin’s process of grief. 

Art27's Saber Came to Tea

Art27's Saber Came to Tea

Saber Came to Tea is an entertaining short play with original music and magic that tells the story of one young woman’s defiant stand against the constraining social norms of her f… 

Feynman on Why Do Magnets Attract?

Feynman on Why Do Magnets Attract?

Watch 13-year-old Ahan Dasgupta make his debut with Feynman on Why Do Magnets Attract? Immerse yourself in an afternoon of monologue and drums, as we try to answer this probing que… 

The Murder Club

The Murder Club

Based on true stories, Steve Hennessy’s play follows two inmates at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Richard Prince and Ronald True. 

Iniquity (Camwedd)

Iniquity (Camwedd)

A new play based on the true story of Wales’ first working-class martyr, Dic Penderyn and the Merthyr Rising of 1831. 

This Is Not Therapy

This Is Not Therapy

Think you’re the only one who’s making it up as you go along? You’re not. 

The Beatles Were a Boyband

The Beatles Were a Boyband

Violet’s scared walking home. 

The Diviners

The Diviners

This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s.  

Beneath the Waters

Beneath the Waters

Jane Waters, mother of three, was murdered in her home on Easter Sunday, 2001. 

Motor Court 103

Motor Court 103

Business partners Ross and Wilson use their vacation time to collect coins from Magic Fingers machines in American motels. 

I Never Saw Another Butterfly – One-Act Version

I Never Saw Another Butterfly – One-Act Version

A beautiful, moving one-act play based on poetry created in a concentration camp by the Jewish children of Prague. 

Wolf Song: Journey to Valhalla

Wolf Song: Journey to Valhalla

The Saga of the Norse Gods. 

You're Dead, Mate

You're Dead, Mate

A man wakes up drunk, scared and alone, with no idea where he is or how he got there. 

Twinkle

Twinkle

A one-man revenger’s comedy chronicling a forgotten history and a dying art. 

The Childless Land

The Childless Land

Medea in space. 

Loveless

Loveless

Loveless is a show concerning the pornographic industry. 

Art

Art

Art, the multi award-winning play, comes to Edinburgh in an entirely fresh production. 

Abigail’s 3rd Birthday Party

Abigail’s 3rd Birthday Party

In the three years since David and Evie accidentally got pregnant after a night out, they and their group of uni friends have all graduated, gone out into the world, and tried – … 

Triple Bypass: Three Ten Minute Plays About Living for Death and Dying for Life

Triple Bypass: Three Ten Minute Plays About Living for Death and Dying for Life

Originally written for online festivals in 2021 and now recreated by an all-Scottish cast and crew for live performance, American writer/producer Deena MP Ronayne’s award-winning… 

Abigail's Party

Abigail's Party

BCP return to the Fringe with Mike Leigh’s classic after two sell-out years with Alan Bennett and Alan Ayckbourn. 

The Anorak

The Anorak

The Anorak is a harrowing story of one man’s isolation, based on a true event. 

Totally! A One Superwoman Show

Totally! A One Superwoman Show

In this powerful one-hour theater piece, Kimleigh Smith takes the audience through a journey that is totally uplifting, totally heartbreaking and totally powerful! Totally! is the … 

Like a Sack of Potatoes

Like a Sack of Potatoes

A hillbilly gothic tale of an Appalachian tobacco farmer’s love for his family and the extremes he will go to protect them. 

Sense and Worth

Sense and Worth

What happens when your world falls apart? Who do you become? When a cult sweeps a nation, a group of young friends find themselves caught in the middle of a revolution.  

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake! Through the lens of one of history’s most eminent, enigmatic females, Let Them Eat Cake explores Marie Antoinette’s relationship with the public, with the pr… 

Charles Dickens' The Signalman

Charles Dickens' The Signalman

Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story. 

Myra's Story

Myra's Story

‘Five stars are not enough to do it justice!’ ***** (Daily Mail). 

Absolutely Probably Unless

Absolutely Probably Unless

Absolutely Probably Unless focuses on two people at the end of a relationship, or maybe at the beginning of one. 

Blink and You'll Miss It

Blink and You'll Miss It

Blink and You’ll Miss It is the incredible, one-man show from Terry Geo, writer and director of Blink of an Eye. 

Visiting Cezanne

Visiting Cezanne

How does an artist keep going when all seems hopeless? Seeking an answer, a failed artist in New York visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016. 

Dedication

Dedication

‘The past isn’t dead, it’s not even past’ (William Faulkner). 

Unseen Shepard

Unseen Shepard

What if the characters you created in your plays were to come to life and challenge the lives and circumstances you created for them?Unseen Shepard finds Pulitzer Prize-winning pla… 

Morecambe

Morecambe

Join us for Tim Whitnall’s monologue masterpiece, telling the story of Eric Morecambe, a national treasure that touched so many of our lives. 

Hiding Anne Frank

Hiding Anne Frank

Miep Gies was a 32-year-old secretary in Otto Frank’s office when he asked her to help him and his family hide from the Nazis. 

Olives and Blowjobs

Olives and Blowjobs

You’d be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at the provocative title Olives and Blowjobs at Space Triplex. 

tenderly

tenderly

When Will seeks out Alina’s insight for his paper on Iran, he has no idea that he will meet the love of his life. 

Greg

Greg

Greg is Duck in Arms Theatre’s first production. 

The Zoo Story by Edward Albee

The Zoo Story by Edward Albee

A simple concept: Peter reading on his usual park bench is approached by Jerry, a bizarre young man full of questions and stories. 

The Secret Story of Sammy Wise

The Secret Story of Sammy Wise

Sammy, an artist with a love of music, has a dark secret. 

Flat Pack Furnished Flat

Flat Pack Furnished Flat

A shiny new flat. 

Bye Bye Baby

Bye Bye Baby

After a girls night out, three friends wind down in the local chippy. 

Up Her Sleeve

Up Her Sleeve

Creme Egg included with ticket. 

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma is a solo show stuffed full of characterisations from Warhol’s artistic heyday; Roost’s performance really brings these characters to life. 

Brothers

Brothers

Brothers tells the story of two estranged brothers Matt and Jay, in their early 30s, who re-unite as one fights testicular cancer and the other battles addiction. 

Wallace

Wallace

The story of William Wallace as seen through his eyes. 

It Is I Who Must Begin

It Is I Who Must Begin

A unique opportunity to return to the experimental roots of the Fringe joining emerging actors from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in a real time, live rehearsal of plays and … 

The Deil's Awa!

The Deil's Awa!

The Deil’s Awa, a roistering tale of smugglers in the East Neuk of Fife, written by Alan Cochrane, award-winning playwright, and dedicated to Edinburgh People’s Theatre. 

Banana Crabtree Simon

Banana Crabtree Simon

Starring CJ de Mooi (Eggheads), Banana Crabtree Simon is an intimate and emotionally honest journey of one man’s struggle with early onset dementia. 

Into The Woods Jr

Into The Woods Jr

Edinburgh Youth Theatre presents Into The Woods Jr. 

An Audience with Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience with Stuart Bagcliffe

‘Hilarious’, ‘mesmerising’ and ‘outstanding’ **** (LondonPubTheatres. 

Johnny Got His Gun

Johnny Got His Gun

A grenade hits Joe Bonham in WW1. 

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

When four terrible directors start casting and their ego is way greater than their talent, what chance do the auditionees have? This funny and light-hearted show with a very talent… 

Independence

Independence

Are you Yes or No or Maybe Aye or Maybe No? This play takes us from 2014 up to the present day and looks at the independence debate with wit and humour as two families decide how t… 

X: 1969

X: 1969

Picture this: a musical based on the women of the Manson Family set to the music of Fleetwood Mac. 

The One Between

The One Between

The One Between, formed from the leaders of both sides of the struggle, is the last hope of restoring balance to the world through a show of strength, spirit, essence and loyalty. 

Queens

Queens

Hell hath no fury like a woman’s scorn. 

Alfie and George

Alfie and George

Two pantomime stars keep complaining about people walking through their dressing room as they prepare for their performance, but not everything is good between them. 

The Island

The Island

A plane crash leaves only teenagers alive on an uninhabited Indonesian island. 

Conflict in Court

Conflict in Court

Come and take part in an immersive courtroom experience where you decide the cases outcome. 

Boy Crazy Psycho Slut

Boy Crazy Psycho Slut

Like all women, Jo has been called her fair share of things, many not so flattering. 

The Retirement Game

The Retirement Game

Jimmy has a debt to his dying mother he’ll do anything to pay off, a paranoid mystery caller setting his life on fire and a walking, smooth-talking gambling addiction that genuin… 

Hey, You

Hey, You

All families have secrets. 

Heroin to Hero

Heroin to Hero

There are many rags-to-riches stories around but probably not another that follows a young heroin addict’s journey from death’s door to the gates of Buckingham Palace. 

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Returning to Edinburgh following a near sell-out 2016 Assembly season, Alison Skilbeck’s critically acclaimed one-woman show reveals the public and private life of one of the most … 

Sandcastles

Sandcastles

Sandcastles by Steve McMahon moves back and forth in time and memory to depict the tumultuous lifelong friendship of millennials Hannah and Beth. 

Love Them to Death

Love Them to Death

A mother keeps pulling her ill son out of school. 

Whisk(e)y Wars

Whisk(e)y Wars

A family saga about men, women and whisk(e)y! Laced with dry humour and casked in raw emotion, embrace Tam Tully as she fights to save her Ulster family distillery from takeovers, … 

Comedy With a Dry, Surreal, Geordie Bloke

Comedy With a Dry, Surreal, Geordie Bloke

Leicester Square’s Not So New Comedian of the year 2019 finalist Sean will talk about life experiences. 

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century that this world was being watched keenly by an intelligence greater than mans’ and yet as mortal as his own. 

Living a Little

Living a Little

With not a zombie in sight, we are taken into a sanctuary of “normality” while the outside world rots. 

This is Paradise

This is Paradise

10 April 1998, Belfast. 

Tom

Tom

A play about Tom. 

Psychodrama

Psychodrama

Psycho Productions and Cusack Projects Ltd. 

Today I Killed My Very First Bird

Today I Killed My Very First Bird

Today I Killed My Very First Bird, a piece of new writing by poet, playwright and performer Jason Brownlee and directed by Lee Hart, is a strange beast. 

Swallowed

Swallowed

A young couple are separated by an outbreak they cannot speak of. 

Two's Company

Two's Company

Two’s Company is Gillian Duffy’s take on rekindled romance and finding new direction in later life, following 55-year-old Maureen as she navigates life after her second divorce… 

Les Dawson: Flying High

Les Dawson: Flying High

With a forensic talent for pinpointing the precise foibles, flaws and faults of a character and an uncanny capacity for evoking their vocal DNA, Jon Culshaw gives new life to one o… 

REDEEMher – How I Screwed Up My Perfect Mormon Life

REDEEMher – How I Screwed Up My Perfect Mormon Life

Tatum, a university student, becomes the virgin bride of her sweetheart, entering an eternal marriage in the the Mormon church. 

Look, No Hands

Look, No Hands

Cyclist Vee has no idea why she’s woken up in hospital. 

Svengali

Svengali

Success demands sacrifice. 

Tinted

Tinted

‘There’s no access guide to sex; how to consensually sh*g your blind girlfriend. 

Vermin

Vermin

**** (LondonPubTheatres. 

Ruckus

Ruckus

In this one-woman thriller, we see how a loving relationship can sometimes be anything but. 

Closure

Closure

Why be the bigger person when you can be the last one standing? Ink and Curtains make their Edinburgh debut hot on the heels of their first national tour with this tale of a dinner… 

Let's Talk About Philip

Let's Talk About Philip

When 30 years of family silence is broken, Helen begins a quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide. 

Rapsody

Rapsody

In an inner-city hostel, Jams is trying to record a rap video. 

Fritz and Matlock

Fritz and Matlock

In a Sheffield basement, two men try to bury the bodies of their past to find a hopeful future. 

Half-Empty Glasses

Half-Empty Glasses

The Paines Plough Roundabout has become a symbol of the Fringe, developing its own signature style in the process. 

Winston and David

Winston and David

This is an engaging exploration of the friendship of two of the most iconic British Prime Ministers of all time. 

Grav by Owen Thomas

Grav by Owen Thomas

The award-winning production Grav returns for 2022. 

A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain

A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain

We all live under the same sky. 

In the Name of the Son

In the Name of the Son

If the title sounds familiar you’re probably thinking of the film, In the Name of the Father, but you’d be on the right track because In the Name of the Son deals with the same… 

Intelligence

Intelligence

Intelligence transports us into the basement of the US State Department, where two young Foreign Officers are forced to rethink their secret views on American diplomacy, working on… 

The Ballad of Mulan

The Ballad of Mulan

Woman, warrior, legend. 

Silkworm

Silkworm

Written by Vlad Butucea, directed by Mojisola Elufowoju. 

The Intervention

The Intervention

It’s been two years since Finn quit his job, came off social media and disappeared. 

Yippee Ki Yay

Yippee Ki Yay

Achingly funny, rhyming retelling of classic (festive?) film Die Hard from Richard Marsh: Fringe First winner, BBC Audio Drama Best Comedy winner and New York cop (one of these is … 

Double Drop

Double Drop

North Wales, 1995. 

Angel by Henry Naylor

Angel by Henry Naylor

The multi award-winning story of Rehana, Angel of Kobane, returns to Edinburgh in a new production from Torch Theatre. 

Afghanistan Is Not Funny by Henry Naylor

Afghanistan Is Not Funny by Henry Naylor

In 2002, whilst researching a comedy, triple-Fringe First winner Henry Naylor and two-time Scottish Press Photographer of the Year Sam Maynard, went to the Afghan war zone. 

Nightlands by Jack MacGregor

Nightlands by Jack MacGregor

Nightlands is a play about how authoritarianism weaponises nostalgia, about Russia today. 

One of Two

One of Two

There’s significant anger in One of Two; a sense of injustice felt by a young man whose experience of the not-so-subtle cruelties and discrimination endured by disabled people is… 

Let's Talk About Philip

Let's Talk About Philip

When 30 years of family silence is broken, Helen begins a quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide. 

Fata Morgana

Fata Morgana

Most often seen at sea, in that area that rests just above the horizon, a Fata Morgana is a type of complex mirage superstitiously named after the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay… 

Headcase

Headcase

Actor and writer Kristin Mcilquham can’t seem to finish a list. 

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

1967, Susan, a runaway from a troubled home, escapes her past by hitchhiking to LA. 

9 Circles

9 Circles

From House of Cards writer Bill Cain and The Shark is Broken director Guy Masterson, 9 Circles is a brilliantly performed, harrowing psychological thriller that would be shocking a… 

A Dark Place

A Dark Place

A Dark Place by Boreas Productions at Pleasance Courtyard is an insight into the relationship between friends, Ash and Sam, and how Sam’s mental health struggles have twisted the… 

Ned Kelly’s Mother

Ned Kelly’s Mother

Denied ownership of her land through endless bureaucratic delays. 

Encore

Encore

A contemporary drama created by Histeria Teatro that pays homage to those rock stars who died young, and in circumstances of suicide or overdose. 

A Scandal From Bohemia

A Scandal From Bohemia

Thirty years after A Scandal in Bohemia, Sherlock Holmes must once again confront The Woman. 

A War of Two Halves

A War of Two Halves

The year is 1914. 

The Transfiguration of Mrs Lamen

The Transfiguration of Mrs Lamen

The story of the theatrical Dame has had many incarnations and they all revolve around a fairly standard trope. 

Bard Heads: The Third Witch from the Left and the Whirligig Of Time

Bard Heads: The Third Witch from the Left and the Whirligig Of Time

These neat little monologues are a sort of fan fiction inspired by various works of Shakespeare (The Tempest, Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Twelf… 

Tick Tick

Tick Tick

Tick Tick could give The Wolf of Wall Street a run for its money when it comes to the frequency of “Fuck”. 

Eight Hundred Dollar Value

Eight Hundred Dollar Value

That’s what a trigger pull is worth. 

Slings and Arrows

Slings and Arrows

Performed by the members of Raised Voices – a charity that works creatively with people who have experienced homelessness, mental health issues or addiction. 

You're My Jury

You're My Jury

Allison Miller is on trial pleading not guilty to all charges held against her. 

Punch, With Johnny!

Punch, With Johnny!

1946. 

The Stone Host

The Stone Host

The Stone Host is the high-quality video version of the play of the same name, that was made with the integration of 3D copies of actors and scenery by project Theatre 360 Degrees. 

Paul Black: Worst Case Scenario

Paul Black: Worst Case Scenario

Paul Black's Fringe debut had a lot to live up to. 

The Gardens

The Gardens

One actor performs for audiences of one. 

Dirty Protest Theatre / Kill Me Now by Rhiannon Boyle

Dirty Protest Theatre / Kill Me Now by Rhiannon Boyle

Welcome to undertaker Anna Morgan-Jones’ live Zoom webinar. 

Bard Heads: The Dust Behind the Door and Call Me Oz

Bard Heads: The Dust Behind the Door and Call Me Oz

The Dust Behind the Door: A midsummer’s dream for Hermia? More like a mid-life crisis. 

Patricia Gets Ready (For a Date With the Man That Used to Hit Her)

Patricia Gets Ready (For a Date With the Man That Used to Hit Her)

Patricia has been concocting the perfect speech in her head over the last year, of what she would say if she were ever to face her ex-abusive boyfriend again. 

7 1/2 Years

7 1/2 Years

Why would a man disappear inside his own home for seven and a half years, just when he has the most to share? This isn’t a story about being sick, it’s a story about healing yourse… 

Shakespeare's Fool

Shakespeare's Fool

Fringe roulette is part of what keeps us coming back year after year. 

Madhouse

Madhouse

Madhouse by Nottingham New Theatre at [email protected]’s Hall does what it says on the tin. 

Taiwan Hengchun Folk Songs Singing Club – Sing To the World (Free)

Taiwan Hengchun Folk Songs Singing Club – Sing To the World (Free)

The grannies in the show will tell you their life stories through singing and playing the moon guitar. 

Run

Run

Jonathan Smeed is making his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut in Run by Stephen Laughton at Lauriston Halls, courtesy of No Frills Theatre Company. 

Whisk(e)y Wars

Whisk(e)y Wars

It’s all in that title, really. 

Bard Heads: The Queen's Speech and Happy as Larry

Bard Heads: The Queen's Speech and Happy as Larry

The Queen’s Speech: Miranda’s revels now are ending, but island life looks such fun! 35 years after Miranda and her father Prospero left their island at the end of The Tempest, the… 

Whisk(e)y Wars

Whisk(e)y Wars

It’s all in that title, really. 

Shook

Shook

Three lads have certain things in common. 

Wish List

Wish List

New Celts Productions and Bone struck Theatre present Wish List by Katherine Soper, winner of the Burntwood Prize for Playwrights in 2015. 

Pool (No Water)

Pool (No Water)

Oddly Ordinary Theatre Company has made a highly successful adaptation of Mark Ravenhill’s Pool (No Water) at theSpace Triplex as part of the contribution by the graduates of Que… 

Saving Mr Ultimate

Saving Mr Ultimate

Saving Mr Ultimate by John McEwan-Whyte at theSpace Triplex is the debut show of Extra Arca, a young theatre group within New Celts Productions, a consortium of young theatre compa… 

Woke

Woke

Award-winning solo returns for four shows only. 

Looks Like We Made It

Looks Like We Made It

ChasingRainbows presents Looks Like We Made It. 

La Nela De Socartes

La Nela De Socartes

La Nela De Socartes is an uplifting musical tragedy on love, opportunity and change. 

Triple Bypass: Three Ten-Minute Plays About Living for Death and Dying for Life

Triple Bypass: Three Ten-Minute Plays About Living for Death and Dying for Life

Deena MP Ronayne’s award-winning debut as a writer takes audiences on an emotional journey ranging from fear and hate to delight and joy. 

Hitler's Tasters

Hitler's Tasters

A dark comedy about the young women who have the “honor” of being Adolf Hitler’s food tasters. 

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

Winner of Best Ensemble at a Tucson Fringe Festival 2021. 

Ember

Ember

Ember is a window into the mind of a young woman who, waking up one day, realises she doesn’t know who she is. 

Nana and Paige

Nana and Paige

It’s May of 2020 and feisty Nana is going crazy because her adult daughter, Melissa, won’t allow her to leave the house. 

East Belfast Boy by Fintan Brady

East Belfast Boy by Fintan Brady

Meet Davy. 

Fow

Fow

Fow Lissa is defensive, deaf and failing university – the last thing she needs right now is to fall in love. 

Bacon

Bacon

Francis Bacon could spend his mornings painting, his afternoons and evenings drinking champagne, and his nights roaming Soho in fishnet stockings and a leather coat looking for “ro… 

Testament

Testament

Testament invites you to bear witness to the dark underbelly of the Good Book. 

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

There are a handful of stories which truly stand the test of time. 

1902
BOBBY WINNER

1902

In 1902 Hibs won the Scottish Cup. 

Till Love Do Us Part

Till Love Do Us Part

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes. 

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

A unique two-woman retelling of F Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. 

Dishonour

Dishonour

Dishonour is a powerful drama that explores the terrifying practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). 

Clowntime

Clowntime

In this new one-man show, with a full cast via video, playwright and performer John Feffer portrays the fall and unlikely rise of a straight man in a comic world. 

Becoming Adorable

Becoming Adorable

Why! Why did she do it? Amy Williams thought taking a class in making online videos would be fun. 

Myra's Story
BOBBY WINNER

Myra's Story

A ninety-minute monologue about a homeless person? Embrace it. 

My Left Nut by Michael Patrick and Oisin Kearney

My Left Nut by Michael Patrick and Oisin Kearney

400 milliliters. 

Agave vs The Lion

Agave vs The Lion

Agave is under siege. 

Wrong Number

Wrong Number

The residents of Heather Avenue are in lockdown, forced to rely on the phone and Zoom to communicate. 

Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

Captivate Theatre returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with their production of Sunshine on Leith, at Multistory, first performed in 2014 and twice thereafter. 

La Nela De Socartes

La Nela De Socartes

La Nela De Socartes is an uplifting musical tragedy on love, opportunity and change. 

Hear. Speak. See.

Hear. Speak. See.

Dinner with strangers is always awkward, especially when you’re the guest of honour. 

Belfast

Belfast

‘Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain’. 

We'll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse

We'll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse

This evocative play by Australian playwright Melissa-Kelly Franklin tells the story of a young couple living in a world ravaged by climate change. 

Cash Point Meet by Niamh Murphy

Cash Point Meet by Niamh Murphy

Emma and Sinéad know all that glitters isn’t gold, but when given the opportunity to go from €3. 

Look, No Hands

Look, No Hands

When Vee embarks on her cycling commute, she has no idea that she’ll never make it home. 

I, Anatolia

I, Anatolia

I, Anatolia is an adaptation of the Turkish play Ben Anadolu by Güngör Dilmen, translated by Talat S Halman. 

Lost in Love

Lost in Love

The story of Emily: brassy, funny and forthright. 

James Casey is Innocent – The Judge's Misdirection

James Casey is Innocent – The Judge's Misdirection

On February 7th 1991, James Casey was found guilty of murder. 

Warhol: Bullet Karma – By Garry Roost, Directed by Kenneth Hadley

Warhol: Bullet Karma – By Garry Roost, Directed by Kenneth Hadley

A darkly witty take on the American pop art icon Andy Warhol and the woman who shot him, Valerie Solanas. 

Call Me Elizabeth

Call Me Elizabeth

Fresh off her triumph as Best Actress and recovery from a recent brush with death, Elizabeth Taylor is struggling with her hardest role yet: herself. 

Vignettes of a Pestilence

Vignettes of a Pestilence

Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg presents a linked trio by Erik Abbott, unfolding across the Covid era and portraying stories of the pandemic with laughter and hope. 

Your Perfect Life

Your Perfect Life

Your Perfect Life is a loosely autobiographical story, inspired by the lives of the writers and performers: Erika Marais and Faeron Wheeler. 

I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won't Die

I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won't Die

‘Sensational’ is how one viewer described this high-quality filmed version of Mark Wheeller’s moving play. 

Pheromone

Pheromone

Open the door to No 19, where love hits the rocks like gin and tonic… In Eva’s world, time has eclipsed. 

Mar de fons (Deep Sea)

Mar de fons (Deep Sea)

In 1936 Spanish Republican troops disembarked on the shores of Majorca to recover the island, which had been taken over by the military. 

Open Return

Open Return

Two women cross paths on a journey from Edinburgh to London that takes them much further than they could have foreseen. 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Music is the food of love – and we needed to play on. 

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins

This presentation of the almost-century-old seminal composition, crafted by renowned composer Kurt Weill and theatre innovator Bertolt Brecht in 1933, blends the strengths of theat… 

The Day the Devil Came for Tea

The Day the Devil Came for Tea

Three flatmates are in their final year of university, working through the aftermath of the death of one of their best friends. 

Spray

Spray

Darkly-comedic Korean social satire with innovative staging and colourful physicality. 

When We Died

When We Died

He’s dead, and it’s her job to prepare and present his body for his family’s final goodbye. 

Three Chords and the Truth

Three Chords and the Truth

It’s only rock’n’roll, till it isn’t. 

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

In his own opinion, by far the most important, Doctor Faustus is a certified genius. 

Earth and Fire, Water and Air

Earth and Fire, Water and Air

This revealing new online play tells the true stories of four astronauts, united by a common purpose and a common fate many years apart. 

Between Friends

Between Friends

The past stalks the present in this gripping drama with the world in a state of flux. 

Sacha Guitry: Reflections (Monologue)

Sacha Guitry: Reflections (Monologue)

Marco Malgioglio portrays French actor, playwright, director, author and collector of fine things, Sacha Guitry (1885-1957). 

Beware: The Night Witches

Beware: The Night Witches

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If You Find This

If You Find This

If You Find This is about a young woman working as a carer, who finds herself on the brink of life and death. 

Sweet F.A.

Sweet F.A.

1916. 

Under Milk Wood – Semi-Skimmed

Under Milk Wood – Semi-Skimmed

Fringe legend Guy Masterson returns for his 27th festival with the perfect Covid antidote! Only six unmissable performances of Dylan Thomas’ timeless masterpiece, made famous by Ma… 

1700s Haunted Underground Vaults Experience

1700s Haunted Underground Vaults Experience

Candlelit and dark as the Devil’s heart, the largest part of the Old Town’s infamous underground vaults dates back to the 1700s. 

Abigail's Party

Abigail's Party

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

Isadora – The Barefoot Dancer

Isadora – The Barefoot Dancer

Isadora Duncan was a trailblazer whose inspiration transformed the dance world. 

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. 

Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady

Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady

FTLO Theater Troupe Presents Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady using the Arthurian tale (primarily drawn from Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Tale) to examine what our hopes are in dealing … 

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Greed, corruption and damnation are rampant in this one-man adaptation of the Elizabethan classic. 

King John

King John

King Richard the Lionheart is dead. 

Overlooked

Overlooked

Jay lives on the street, lurching from one crisis to the next, while Georgie is smart, ambitious and determined that using a wheelchair will not be a barrier to success. 

Strike!

Strike!

Sex, thugs and bowling balls. 

1:2:2192

1:2:2192

As they sit in their safe space, reflecting on their upcoming nuptials, a lawyer reflects on their life. 

Sophocles' Electra — In a New Version by Frank McGuinness

Sophocles' Electra — In a New Version by Frank McGuinness

‘My life is a river. 

Jetty Stars

Jetty Stars

Jetty Stars by Noel Kelly follows the life of Stella, a Jetty Star: a local name given to prostitutes who worked the ships of the city. 

Graham is Not Cooperating

Graham is Not Cooperating

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

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Who Hate Girls

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Who Hate Girls

Sugar and spice / partners in crime / he-said-she-said / not talking / can’t believe / only joking / why did I / hate you / forgive you / miss you. 

Girls Like That

Girls Like That

PTC Productions are proud to present Girls Like That by Evan Placey; a hard-hitting, explosive play targeting gender inequality and the challenges that people now face growing up i… 

Looks Like We Made It

Looks Like We Made It

ChasingRainbows presents Looks Like We Made It. 

Stop Pretending - A Tale of Dennis Potter

Stop Pretending - A Tale of Dennis Potter

It’s 1964 and brilliant young writer Dennis Potter (future author of Pennies From Heaven and The Singing Detective) becomes entangled in the life of a troubled young woman when t… 

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

In a small suburb, some teenagers become captivated with a video game called Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom. 

Tape by Stephen Belber

Tape by Stephen Belber

Three friends from high school revisit a shocking event from five years before. 

Knots

Knots

An experimental physical staging of Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing’s book of poetry Knots. 

Merry Wanderers

Merry Wanderers

A camp-out in the woods with friends is meant to help grieving Henry as he copes with the tragic loss of his brother. 

The Coming Out Play

The Coming Out Play

The Coming Out Play is a 40-minute one-woman play that follows the twenty-six-year-old and sucre-sweet Lucy Moran as she travels to her parents’ house to tell them that not only … 

Paved with Gold and Ashes

Paved with Gold and Ashes

New York City, 1911. 

Bed 13

Bed 13

The NHS has a funding crisis. 

A Rock'n'Roll Suicide! Still Alive?

A Rock'n'Roll Suicide! Still Alive?

Ziggy Stardust takes us on a tragical mystery tour through the life of a nearly-was rock star! Drama, tragedy and hilarity ensue to a live rocking backdrop. 

Jack the Ripper: Mary Kelly

Jack the Ripper: Mary Kelly

August 1888, London sees the first of five brutal murders, the callous cruelty of which sends shock waves far and wide and etches the name of the most infamous serial killer into t… 

The Glass Imaginary

The Glass Imaginary

In The Glass Imaginary, we improvise a brand-new play every day, inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams. 

I Want Hercules

I Want Hercules

One dashing detective. One massive myth. One seriously fatally murdered family. Sensational thriller from double Fringe First winners Theatre Caddis.  

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë’s tale of a young woman’s courageous fight through injustice and hardship was a revolution in literary fiction. 

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Come see 30 plays in 60 minutes! Created by Greg Allen of the Neo-Futurists Theatre and performed by students from The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California. 

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

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

Three Times She Knocked

Three Times She Knocked

Three Times She Knocked, an erotic psychological thriller. 

He'd Murder Me

He'd Murder Me

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 1977. 

Affirmative

Affirmative

1979. 

Waiting for Hamlet

Waiting for Hamlet

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

Sisters

Sisters

After their mother’s death, two estranged sisters, Jenny, an introvert who cared for their ailing mother, and Jackie, an ambitious socialite who left home at sixteen never to retur… 

By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon

We find Lila, a young British woman, alone in a hospital for the criminally insane in 1928. 

Banana Crabtree Simon

Banana Crabtree Simon

Banana Crabtree Simon. 

Walk of Shame

Walk of Shame

**** (Daily Express). 

Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live

Acclaimed immersive adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s classic, performed in a unique tunnel beneath Edinburgh’s streets. 

Marrow

Marrow

A vicious hate crime plunges a gay dancer into a fever dream battle between life and death. 

The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers tells the true story of the first working-class men to compete in the FA Cup. 

Not Quite Midnight Radio

Not Quite Midnight Radio

After total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2018 with In Loyal Company, and 2019 with Fragility of Man, David William Bryan returns with a brand-new psychological drama for 2020. 

The Actress

The Actress

Charles II has returned to England, the theatres have been reopened and a woman is about to take the stage for the first time. 

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is informed by a treatment for psychosis that has seen amazing results in Western Lapland. 

Written With Crayons

Written With Crayons

Written With Crayons by Ciara McNiff. 

Shadow of the Rose

Shadow of the Rose

A new play by John Knowles written for the students of the PQA. 

Dr Korczak's Example

Dr Korczak's Example

Set in 1942, in the final days of an orphanage in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw, where food is scarce, tempers rise and everyone just wants to survive. 

Nan Shepherd: From Flaneur to Fiver

Nan Shepherd: From Flaneur to Fiver

A sideways look at Scotland’s international literary phenomenon, featuring Jefferson Airplane, a Subaru Impreza, and personal appearances by Fats Waller, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Pro… 

Krapp's Last Tape

Krapp's Last Tape

One man sits alone in a room. Why? Beckett’s master work brought to life for the modern day. 

Pronoun

Pronoun

Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts. 

Mother and the Monster / Free Festival

Mother and the Monster / Free Festival

Charlotte was a legendary Hollywood props mistress who disappeared from public view decades ago. 

A Mother

A Mother

What is it like to be the mother of a terrorist? A Mother coaxes us into her experience of anguish, guilt and anger, as she grapples with the monster she has created. 

One Good Beating

One Good Beating

A remarkably vivid picture of one merciless family and three desperate lives. 

Degrees of Guilt

Degrees of Guilt

Jade Potts is a much loved baby, but 16-year-old Honey is wholly unprepared for motherhood and lacks any semblance of support. 

The Long Road

The Long Road

Award-winning production. 

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. 

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

Captivated by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray trades his soul for eternal youth and beauty. 

Loving the Enemy

Loving the Enemy

Hugo’s in no man’s land. 

amendments: A Play on Words

amendments: A Play on Words

John Chesterton works in a world where political correctness is paramount. 

Goodbye Charles – Free

Goodbye Charles – Free

‘I ate the divorce papers, Charles. 

The Wasp

The Wasp

A gripping electric thriller, exploring the far-reaching, unexpected and devastating effect childhood bullying can wreak. 

[BLANK] by Alice Birch and NYTP

[BLANK] by Alice Birch and NYTP

I’ve never been the biggest fan of Alice Birch’s writing. 

The Believers Are but Brothers

The Believers Are but Brothers

From the postcolonial Middle East, to the EU and USA, old orders are collapsing. 

Still Life by Noël Coward

Still Life by Noël Coward

The Hart Players theatre company brings Noël Coward’s Still Life to the Fringe. 

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the Dashwood sisters as they navigate the world of love, loss and society. 

LUVU2

LUVU2

14-year-old reluctant GCSE drama student Callum is confused and angry – why has his classmate Lucy changed the topic for their self-initiated Theatre in Education project from he… 

The Fishermen

The Fishermen

In a small Nigerian town Ben, Obembe and their two older brothers slip away to fish at a forbidden river. 

More Myself Than I Am

More Myself Than I Am

The Bronte sisters’ tragically short-lived lives are reimagined for the Fringe by Eleventh Hour Theatre. 

The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters

This widely acclaimed production returns to the Fringe for four performances. 

Defying Logic

Defying Logic

We meet Lily in a therapists office in Manhattan. 

In Your Wet Dreams

In Your Wet Dreams

Jess is sat on the living room floor, nursing a glass of wine… or two… or three. 

A Payment Unkind

A Payment Unkind

Three women find themselves trapped in a small basement room of an office building. 

Skylight

Skylight

When Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her ex-lover Tom Sergeant on a London evening, the two attempt to rekindle their previously passionate relationship. 

Mirror Canon

Mirror Canon

Mirror Canon focuses on the subtle relation between thoughts and actions, showing the dichotomy between the realistic outside living world of actions and the repressed inner self t… 

Bit of Sunshine

Bit of Sunshine

Kira was perfect; until her eating disorder threatened to shatter everything in her path. 

Ghostly Tales

Ghostly Tales

Ghostly Tales are adaptations of Victorian supernatural short stories; The Wind in the Rosebush, The Shadow on the Wall, and The Best Room in the House. 

Chic Murray: A Funny Place for a Window

Chic Murray: A Funny Place for a Window

Chic Murray was the comedian’s comedian. 

Lest You Forget

Lest You Forget

London, 1946. 

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

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

Contact Light

Contact Light

It’s Andie’s last night in her childhood home before going to uni and she’s throwing the party to end all parties. 

Moon Walk

Moon Walk

Moon Walk is a funny play, with fast paced, quippy dialogue, but it is also a sad and gripping portrait of the effects of mental illness on American men. 

No Fun and Games

No Fun and Games

Take a deep dive into the minds of a group of children. 

What Are You Wearing?

What Are You Wearing?

Our show tells the story of two women. 

Sharon Stacy Statue

Sharon Stacy Statue

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

Jumping the Barriers

Jumping the Barriers

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

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Tin Tub Theatre presents a female-led abridged adaption of Anthony Burgess’ iconic novel and play, A Clockwork Orange. 

Curveball

Curveball

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

Wingmen

Wingmen

A world premiere, Wingmen explores how different people react to overwhelming danger. 

The Suitcase, the Beggar and the Wind

The Suitcase, the Beggar and the Wind

Some people just walk by on the train platform. 

The Glass Elephant

The Glass Elephant

A young mother-to-be visits her in-laws for a Christmas trip. 

Mama's Eggnog

Mama's Eggnog

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

Holy Land

Holy Land

Tim runs the website Holy Land. 

A Fear and Loathing Actor in Dublin

A Fear and Loathing Actor in Dublin

Fast-paced, high-energy, physical theatre that features Shakespeare monologues re-imagined. 

Rock'n'Roll Girls

Rock'n'Roll Girls

When so many songs written by men are condescending (Wake Up Little Susie), dangerously demeaning (Blurred Lines) or darn right creepy (Every Breath You Take) towards women, it is … 

Trans Pennine

Trans Pennine

Trans Pennine is a funny, fast-paced and emotional play about family disagreements, gender-identity, and caravan holidays. 

Awhile with Seamus Heaney

Awhile with Seamus Heaney

A heartfelt tribute to Ireland’s late Nobel poet by award-winning Ulster actor-director Larry McCluskey. 

I Am Mark

I Am Mark

Mark’s Gospel is our most authentic portrait of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. 

Midges

Midges

A comic Highland noir whodunnit. 

Lucrece

Lucrece

William Shakespeare’s narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece tells the story of Lucrece, a noblewoman in ancient Rome whose rape at the hands of her husband’s friend, Tarquin, ulti… 

Vinyl Encore

Vinyl Encore

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

Brandy

Brandy

It might be true that Brandy was first performed in 2010 at South London Theatre, but it’s still impossible not to view this production through the lens of Yorgos Lanthimos’ 20… 

Dead Parents Society

Dead Parents Society

‘Welcome to the Dead Parents Society. 

44 Inch Chest

44 Inch Chest

Rarely does the stage premiere of a work take place twenty-three years after it was written, but Out Of Bounds Theatre has claimed the honour with their gritty production of 44 Inc… 

Low Level Panic

Low Level Panic

Being a woman these days is exhausting. 

Torch Town

Torch Town

The Edinburgh Fringe exists as a kind of suspended adolescence allowing creatives to live the experience of their art being the most important thing in the world. 

Raised Voices

Raised Voices

Raised Voices shines light on some of the reasons that people become homeless and how, when all may seem lost, they can pick themselves up and rebuild their lives. 

Mallets

Mallets

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

Shiver

Shiver

‘The men are gone and all has sunken into disorder’. 

Votes for Women!

Votes for Women!

The story of Emmeline and Richard Pankhurst and the suffragette movement. 

Little Rabbit

Little Rabbit

Trapped in a house, flood waters rising, Susan plays out all the influences on her life. 

Chatroom

Chatroom

A powerful depiction of modern times. 

Shrew

Shrew

This radical adaptation, set in a nightclub populated with drag kings and gangsters, releases Shakespeare’s famous yet controversial play from its comedic origins to foreground K… 

Avalanche

Avalanche

No matter how long the winter – spring is sure to follow. 

Who Killed Bambi?

Who Killed Bambi?

1979. 

Baby, What Blessings

Baby, What Blessings

"I kind of want to die – but I’d really like to get into publishing, too," says Billie (performed by Grainne Dromgoole), as she explains the story of her first real l… 

This Island's Mine

This Island's Mine

The Italia Conti Ensemble changes its membership every year as another cohort passes through the famous drama school. 

Bull

Bull

One of three office workers is about to lose their job. 

The Visitors

The Visitors

The Visitors is an original play which centres around a night in the life of heroin addict Danny Strand as he attempts to rekindle his old flare for life. 

The Zed Word

The Zed Word

The world is ending. 

High Trees

High Trees

Memories erased. 

The Trial

The Trial

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

Her

Her

Who can be a mother? What makes them a mother? Do we actually need one? Cariad and Catrin confront the dysfunction of their relationship past and present and the division that an u… 

Unveiled

Unveiled

Ceara Dorman’s one woman play poignantly explores the abuse that countless women were subject to within the Magdalene laundries. 

Tang

Tang

The classic reappearance, from the oldest influence of the East, shows the inheritance of culture with classical Chinese elements such as costumes, operas and dances. 

Animal Farm (Bond)

Animal Farm (Bond)

ExADUS presents Bond’s adaptation of Orwell’s classic as a reminder that since there have been wars and intolerance, there have been refugees. 

Invisible Us

Invisible Us

A mysterious case. 

Ophelia Is Also Dead

Ophelia Is Also Dead

Ophelia is Also Dead follows Ophelia telling us the story of her whole life. 

EAST

EAST

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

A Shadow of Doubt

A Shadow of Doubt

Gill Mcvey’s play focuses on the struggles of dealing with dementia and the sacrifices that are inevitably made. 

The Life of Reilly

The Life of Reilly

Living in a world where people don’t say what they mean or mean what they say can be tricky, and Reilly has questions. 

Talk

Talk

Bethlem Royal Hospital, 1854. 

The Silent House

The Silent House

A man and a woman are living in a refugee camp. 

Shreds – The Jack the Ripper Musical

Shreds – The Jack the Ripper Musical

Whitechapel, 1888. 

Pink House

Pink House

Peri is fifteen when her adopted mother dies. 

A Sign of Contradiction: The Passion Story

A Sign of Contradiction: The Passion Story

First-century Jerusalem and the political climate is a hotbed of corruption and civil unrest. 

Losing My Mindfulness

Losing My Mindfulness

Do you want to feel calmer, more focused and relaxed? Imagine a life where daily stress just floats by like a cloud in the sky, not a rain cloud, a nice one, a fluffy one. 

Jewbana

Jewbana

Right before your very eyes, Susie K. 

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

When it comes to comedy double acts none have endured as long as Laurel and Hardy. 

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Life after war is quiet and eerie. 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Workshopped with young people from PQA Glasgow’s afternoon academy, Lewis Carroll’s classic quirky fairy tale is retold through the eyes of Glaswegian teenagers. 

The Trojans

The Trojans

Directed by Victoria Beesley. 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Workshopped with young people from PQA Glasgow’s morning academy, Lewis Carroll’s classic quirky fairy tale is retold through the eyes of Glaswegian teenagers. 

Punched

Punched

A new monologue by John Knowles, exploring the rise of the angry white working class through the eyes of recently unemployed Punched, a Punch and Judy puppeteer. 

Real Eyes

Real Eyes

Aged just 16 and 17, Harrison Sharpe (Matt) and Archie Stevens (Mikey) make their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut with Real Eyes, an intensely moving story of brothers growing up t… 

Ugly Youth

Ugly Youth

“I’ve not seen anything like this in the 12 years I’ve been working at the Fringe,” was the observation from one of the tech guys I spoke to after seeing Ugly Youth, this y… 

In the Heights

In the Heights

In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighbourhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sw… 

Hangnail

Hangnail

Following last year’s five-star production in Edinburgh, Keele Drama Society returns with a new ‘interesting and thought-provoking production’ (Audience review for Doors Opening,… 

Keep Your Chin Up

Keep Your Chin Up

Very recently Polly Pattison discovered a hoard of letters from her mother to her father in the early years of WWII. 

Mobile Phone Show

Mobile Phone Show

‘Ladies and gentlemen, the performance is about to begin, could I please ask you all to turn your mobile phones ON. 

Suddenly Last Summer

Suddenly Last Summer

Young socialite Catherine Holly has been left traumatised and confined to a mental hospital after witnessing the horrific murder of her cousin Sebastian during a trip to Europe. 

Faustus

Faustus

Doctor Faustus, a respected scholar seeking to acquire greater knowledge, turns to necromancy to summon the Devil and his servant, Mephistopheles. 

Piano Man

Piano Man

Accidentally On Purpose (sponsored by Goldsmiths Drama Society) presents Piano Man, a short play in which four characters discover the true meaning of acceptance and understanding … 

Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

One of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood. 

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

Eighteen children, one island. 

Blown Fuse

Blown Fuse

‘It‘s becoming a status symbol today, the need to have a problem. 

If It Didn't Matter

If It Didn't Matter

Hal is struggling to come to terms with her mother’s death and meet with her father’s expectations. 

Bike

Bike

Karen, 17, on her parents: loving and lovable; secret devotees of University Challenge. 

Butterbum, J

Butterbum, J

Lost boy on a bridge, a hungry talking crow, old documents float on the river below. 

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A play, a pie and a pint all included in your ticket price! Contemporary interactive play and great craic. See website for further details: mcsorleysbar.com/events 

Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

Shakespeare at his most sexy and salacious! A physically dynamic ensemble perform a musical, lyrical mash-up that explores love, sex and relationships in some of the Bard’s most fa… 

The National and ELT Short Play Winners

The National and ELT Short Play Winners

The National newspaper and ELT short playwright winners. 

Surprise Package

Surprise Package

The Tinsley family’s holiday in Spain proves an even greater change from Blackpool then expected. 

Death by Shakespeare

Death by Shakespeare

A chorus of bawdy spirits lead you through this physically dynamic amalgamation of Shakespeare’s finest death scenes. 

Level Up

Level Up

Newly engaged Jimmy and Natasha feel they’re the perfect match. 

Arrivals

Arrivals

Where is the worst place to wake up hung-over? Answer: Budapest Airport. 

Bull

Bull

This dark comedy by Mike Bartlett shows the cruelty of human nature through bizarre power play, manipulation and vindictive honesty. 

Nemesis 2 – The Game Changer

Nemesis 2 – The Game Changer

Combining hip hop, drama and film to look behind media headlines to explore the concept of terrorism and how young people are groomed. 

American Justice

American Justice

No Frills Theatre are proud to present the Scottish premiere of American Justice by Richard Vergette. 

Being Norwegian by David Greig

Being Norwegian by David Greig

Sean expects a quiet night alone in the pub, but Lisa catches his eye. 

TERRAtory

TERRAtory

TERRAtory follows Emma on her rollercoaster ride navigating her own DNA helix. 

I'm Non-Typical, Typical

I'm Non-Typical, Typical

Hard-hitting piece of inclusive theatre exploring the untold stories and unseen struggles of people with additional needs. 

Parasites

Parasites

Seesome Theatre’s new production Parasites is presented as an issue play, getting to the heart of problems with the welfare state, domestic abuse and teenager stuck in an unforgi… 

In Her Corner

In Her Corner

World premiere. 

Fight Song

Fight Song

Fight Song is part of this year’s programme of four plays by students from the celebrated CalIfornia Institute of the Arts (CalArts) at Venue 13. 

Antigone

Antigone

It’s party time in Thebes! The war is over, the city has a new leader… what could possibly go wrong? Enter Antigone - devoted daughter and passionate extremist – set to spoil… 

Working-Class Progress with Backenders

Working-Class Progress with Backenders

Backenders is a live comedy sketch parody of the BBC soap opera Eastenders. 

The Pillowman

The Pillowman

An unapologetic dark comedy that illustrates the power of storytelling when a writer, Karturian, in an unnamed totalitarian state is interrogated after the gruesome content of his … 

Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon

Flowers For Algernon’s the compelling story of Charlie, an intellectually challenged man and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse. 

I Am

I Am

I Am is about the continual challenge of seeking liberation. 

40 Minute Classics: The Seagull

40 Minute Classics: The Seagull

A new and condensed adaptation of Chekhov’s must-see classic; often described as the first great modern play. 

Dangerously Dark and Somewhat Spectacular

Dangerously Dark and Somewhat Spectacular

X is a prisoner confined to the walls of their cell, placed there for a crime they refuse to discuss. 

The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit, and murder: Marie Hassenpflug and the Brothers Grimm are trying to edit the darkness out of old stories. 

Belongings

Belongings

Missing someone is lonely when you are far away, it’s worse when they are right there. 

Bodily Functions and Where to Find Them

Bodily Functions and Where to Find Them

When was the last time you talked about poo? We’re guessing not recently. 

Leopold Vindictive

Leopold Vindictive

Europe is occupied by the Nazis and fearing imminent invasion, the British launch Operation Columba – parachuting sixteen thousand spies across the Channel. 

Chaika: First Woman in Space

Chaika: First Woman in Space

Discover the true story of Valentina Tereshkova, a young textile worker plucked from obscurity to lead the Soviet Union’s race to the stars. 

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

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

(Ab)solution

(Ab)solution

(Ab)solution is the first Edinburgh Festival Fringe Play from Swindon-based Jackrill Productions, and it’s an impressive debut at Greenside, Infirmary St. 

The Legacy of William Ireland

The Legacy of William Ireland

Following the success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe with the five-star show After Today, Stage D’Or returns with their latest work from acclaimed playwright Tim Connery. 

To Fall in Love

To Fall in Love

Psychologists claim answering 36 questions can make two strangers fall in love. 

The Castle

The Castle

As an unfinished text imbued with deep mystery, ranging from menacing abstract bureaucracy to detailed recounted memories, Kafka’s The Castle is a challenging undertaking, but th… 

Churn

Churn

Time heals all wounds, but Shane’s healing might take a millennium. 

Bacon

Bacon

Francis Bacon once observed that ‘in order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present’. 

box.

box.

Told through an enticing striptease of revelations, this poignant and funny solo performance is a complex and deeply felt examination of life’s unplanned turns, deliberate shifts, … 

Hitler's Tasters

Hitler's Tasters

A dark comedy about the young women who had the “honour” of being Adolf Hitler’s food tasters. 

The Good Scout

The Good Scout

The Good Scout treads an extraordinarily fine line as a play. 

Dalloway

Dalloway

1923: The War is over. 

One Starts in a Barber\'s. One Starts in a Bar.

One Starts in a Barber\'s. One Starts in a Bar.

A thought-provoking show about haircuts and heartache. 

The Seven Second Theory

The Seven Second Theory

John Doe is having a bad day. 

Tess

Tess

The blank, sterile corridors of Surgeons Hall are not where you might expect to find folky fun late at night. 

Boswell

Boswell

Just yards from James Boswell’s Edinburgh birthplace and subsequent residence on the Lawnmarket, MHK Productions & Rhymes with Purple present his famed friendship with Samuel… 

The Last King of Porn

The Last King of Porn

What are you willing to do to become a legend? A porn actor performing his last record-breaking movie: a sex marathon with 100 women. 

Unspoken (One Day in the Life of a Park Bench)

Unspoken (One Day in the Life of a Park Bench)

Ten strangers visit the same park bench on the same day. 

Haggis, Neeps and Burns

Haggis, Neeps and Burns

Come along and eat haggis, neeps and tatties, and find out the life story of Robert Burns. 

The Shark is Broken

The Shark is Broken

Part insider look at the making of the film Jaws and part musings on what constitutes an artist, The Shark is Broken, written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon and directed by Guy Maste… 

Our Saviour

Our Saviour

To some, Reverend Sheen is a walking miracle. 

Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

A classic retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy, this piece is brought to us by Guy Masterson, TTI in association with Maverick Theatre Co. 

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show 2018! ‘Absolutely phenomenal, sensitively portrayed with painstaking accuracy’ (BroadwayBaby. 

Hindsight

Hindsight

The pieces of the puzzle that make up Laura’s brain don’t seem to fit. 

Macbeth

Macbeth

This all-female production of Macbeth was truly a sight to behold. 

Do You Ever Get Scared?

Do You Ever Get Scared?

Six actors. 

Bang, Bang, You're Dead

Bang, Bang, You're Dead

William Mastrosimone’s one-act play, Bang, Bang, You’re Dead, is a powerful response to the wave of school killings that have erupted in recent times. 

Crocodile Fever

Crocodile Fever

Northern Ireland, 1989. 

Heathers the Musical

Heathers the Musical

At Westerberg High everyone worships the Heathers, the exclusive clique, including misfit member Veronica. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

DUCT presents a modern-day twist on the classic, inviting its audience into a haphazard and disorderly world, mirroring the turbulence of Hamlet’s madness. 

Father

Father

A woman reveals her daughter’s terrible secret which only surfaces as the daughter becomes a young woman. 

Second Honeymoon

Second Honeymoon

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

Sunset

Sunset

In a house in the hills at the end of the day a grandmother remembers her first date, the man she married and the ups and downs of their life together. 

The Humans

The Humans

At Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers at the run-down Manhattan apartment in Chinatown of Brigid Blake and her boyfriend Richard. 

OLD: Online Dating

OLD: Online Dating

At 32 Kate should have so much more: a great career and perfect family. 

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

Evocative, innovative shape-shifting drama sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson (1919-2002). 

Broken Funnies

Broken Funnies

Martin Bearne is a struggling stand-up comedian (‘killer one-liners’ (Scotsman), ‘like a deranged Milton Jones, only filthier’ (ThreeWeeks)), who gigs around the country, entertain… 

Mugged

Mugged

Every morning, a group of teenagers meet up on their way to school and hang out on the benches in the park. 

Second Person Narrative

Second Person Narrative

‘Off you go then and best of luck. 

Hetaira: A Mythic Cabaret

Hetaira: A Mythic Cabaret

More of a personal theatrical experience than what one might expect from a show described as ‘cabaret’, Allie Jessing’s Hetaira: A Mythic Cabaret sees the talented actress de… 

The Giver

The Giver

In a dystopian society, a child is selected to meet with The Giver to learn about the undocumented memories of the past. 

Miles Behind

Miles Behind

Glasgow, 1984. 

Three

Three

It’s a long, hot summer. 

Subject Mater

Subject Mater

Three siblings. 

Being and Nothingness

Being and Nothingness

Xiao’s grandma suffers from Alzheimer’s. 

Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges

With their country plunged into political crisis by anti-Government strikes – a group of young East German students are ordered to “persuade” the protesters to go home peacefully… 

Victor

Victor

All Victor wants is a trophy wife and to start a family. 

Smoke

Smoke

What happens when you’re at a private fetish party, and you bump into the daughter of your boss? Such is the premise of Kim Davies’ Smoke. 

Shadows

Shadows

This thought provoking production by Want the Moon Theatre is a compelling exploration of connectedness – to ourselves, to those around us, and to reality. 

Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

An original one-act drama presented by Howard Payne University. 

Silence in Court

Silence in Court

A play, a pie and a drink are all included. But did the crime take place or not? A courtroom drama where you are the jury. Hear the evidence, you decide the outcome. A must-see. 

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

After a string of five-star sell-out Fringe productions, EUSOG is thrilled to present their latest Edinburgh Fringe show: Sweet Charity! The story follows Charity Hope Valentine, a… 

tEMPORARY sANITY

tEMPORARY sANITY

At a personal crossroads, Ulysses, an Uber driver, embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. 

Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live

Iconic is not a strong enough word for novelist Irvine Welsh’s generation-defining masterpiece, Trainspotting. 

Myra's Story

Myra's Story

The story of middle-aged homeless alcoholic woman, Myra McLaughlin, living rough on the streets of Dublin. 

Mengele

Mengele

1979, a beach in Brazil, a drowning man meets a mysterious woman who cajoles, questions and flatters him into defending the indefensible. 

Watching Glory Die

Watching Glory Die

The Windsor Feminist Theatre’ production of Judith Thompson’s 2014 play about injustice in the Canadian prison system feels timely in an age where atrocities committed against … 

Guys, Dolls and Pies

Guys, Dolls and Pies

Damon Runyon’s brilliant Broadway Stories became Guys and Dolls. 

A Man’s a Man

A Man’s a Man

Following the overwhelming success of this performance last year, it’s back – and this time with a full cast of professional actors. 

Girl Bully

Girl Bully

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

Solitary

Solitary

Right now, there are between 60,000 and 80,000 people held in solitary confinement within United States prisons – many of whom have served months or even years in extreme isolati… 

Funny in Real Life

Funny in Real Life

A stand-up comedian sees his world fall apart when his wife decides he can no longer mention her onstage. 

Before 30

Before 30

Before 30 follows Chris, a Deliveroo driver trying to make his way in the world. 

Shaving the Dead

Shaving the Dead

Shaving the Dead starts with two undertakers waiting at a coffin. 

Pals

Pals

Meet the pals – Pete, Andy, Linda and Sue – in a hit new comedy based on the true story of Brummy council estate mates, from the sixties to the noughties. 

I'll Tell You This for Nothing

I'll Tell You This for Nothing

Irish-born Phyllis was one of only two New Zealand women ever to have been honoured with France’s highest decoration, the Légion d’Honneur, for extreme bravery in WWII. 

Burgerz

Burgerz

Hurled words. 

When the Birds Come

When the Birds Come

As might be expected, the environment – specifically, the “environmental emergency” we currently face – is one of the more notable themes running through this year’s Frin… 

Tales from the Garden

Tales from the Garden

The performance opens to a figure eerily adorned in a rose-embellished mask, a luscious pink rose plugged into her mouth like a pacifier. 

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

One boy. 

Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play

Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play

The Artists Collective Theatre consider what could prompt an eighteen year old girl to create one of the most lauded, feared, impressive and appalling tales of the overpowering nee… 

Numbers

Numbers

Numbers starts with Jack (Henry Waddon) in a therapy session on a sparse stage and moves through the chain of events that took him there. 

3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William McRae

3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William McRae

Willie MacRae – anti-nuclear campaigner, SNP politician and successful lawyer. 

I Am the Horrible Thing

I Am the Horrible Thing

Greg will give you £5 if you come to this show. 

Drawn and Quartered

Drawn and Quartered

Michael and Ana had no communication for six months. 

Black and White Tea Room – Counsellor

Black and White Tea Room – Counsellor

The world-renowned Theatre Hooam makes a welcome return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the award-winning Black and White Tea Room. 

Four Woke Baes

Four Woke Baes

Multi award-winning US playwright Jonathan Caren’s razor-sharp dark comedy follows four friends on a river-rafting stag party that’s turned upside down when a mysterious woman kaya… 

Burns for Brunch

Burns for Brunch

Hungover, perhaps, but not yet hung out to dry, Robert Burns awakes in Auld Reekie 2019 sharing his thoughts, poems and songs, casting a satiric eye around his Scotland and ours. 

Who Did I Think She Was?

Who Did I Think She Was?

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

Adam Smith: The Invisible Hand

Adam Smith: The Invisible Hand

What would happen if the lost papers of a genius were recovered in the modern day? Four actors present a dramatisation of the life and works of Adam Smith, performed in the house i… 

Letter to Boddah
BOBBY WINNER

Letter to Boddah

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

The House of Influenza: A Spooky Tale of Frighteningness

The House of Influenza: A Spooky Tale of Frighteningness

Dracula can return to his crypt. 

Matt Jones: Pandora's Box – Free

Matt Jones: Pandora's Box – Free

What would you do if you could go back in time and hand-pick who you would become? One day a man encounters a strange spirit and is offered the opportunity to become someone else, … 

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck’s famous novella captures and comments on the daily despair faced by the migrant workers in the Great Depression of the 1930’s, as they aimlessly drift from job to jo… 

Fragility of Man

Fragility of Man

After a total sell-out run in 2018 with In Loyal Company, David William Bryan returns with a brand-new solo play exploring the effects of one man’s lifelong battle with the justice… 

Brandi Alexander

Brandi Alexander

Brandi Alexander has reinvented herself; a self confessed D-list night-time personality back in the saddle after a five year hiatus. 

Of Sound Mind

Of Sound Mind

‘It was about getting rid, not counting’ she said, but they needed to know where the bodies were. 

Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg

Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg

Hail Ogg ‘n’ Ugg! Heroes! And ta so much for inventing the dog. 

Drowning

Drowning

“I am not a bad person”. 

Endless Second

Endless Second

This innovative piece by Cut The Chord Theatre is a fresh perspective on sexual violence, consent and how to open conversations that empower both men and women. 

Hughie

Hughie

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

The Red

The Red

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

How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life

Meet Melissa. 

Rust

Rust

Nadia and Daniel are about to sign the lease on a new flat. 

Pops

Pops

Pops is a complex contemplation of intergenerational addiction, featuring a father and daughter trapped in co-dependence. 

Heroin(e) for Breakfast

Heroin(e) for Breakfast

A high energy, jovial start introduces us to a young couple getting down to some sexy time. 

Not Black and White

Not Black and White

United by love, broken by reality. 

Naughty Boy

Naughty Boy

Eddy Brimson hasn’t been on his best behaviour. 

Bible John

Bible John

In the late 1960s three women were murdered by an Old Testament quoting serial killer by the name of Bible John. 

Daughterhood

Daughterhood

Daughterhood by Charley Miles seeks to tell the story of two sisters separated by nine years of age and half a decade lived separately, coming back together to try and work out who… 

The Claim

The Claim

Exploring the experiences of those seeking refuge in the UK, The Claim is a compelling examination of language, power and storytelling. 

How to Be Brave

How to Be Brave

When Katie was little, she was brave: climbing trees and riding bikes too fast. 

For All I Care

For All I Care

For All I Care is, first and foremost, the story of two women. 

Best Girl

Best Girl

Best Girl is a story told by the nervous, but likable Annie. 

She Can't Half Talk

She Can't Half Talk

This new-to-the-fringe five-star monologue show explores the conformities of gender and sexuality in modern day society, through the wickedly absurd lenses of The Foetus, The Camer… 

Leave a Message

Leave a Message

Two friends, Ed and Sarah, travel to the small squalid bedsit where Ed’s father passed away a few days earlier. 

Anguis

Anguis

Cleopatra’s death by asp is a common myth, largely scientifically disproven. 

Cotton Fingers

Cotton Fingers

Aoife’s hungry and bored. 

Who Will Separate Us?

Who Will Separate Us?

A true story set in a small town in Ireland between 1899 and 1916. 

Medea

Medea

Returning to the fringe after their 2015 sell-out debut, the all-female Minerva company bring their unique physical storytelling to this adaptation of Medea. 

To Butterfly

To Butterfly

To Butterfly follows the journey of two character’s lives in the build-up to a fateful meeting of finality. 

Alan Bennett's Green Forms

Alan Bennett's Green Forms

An Alan Bennett one act play originally written for TV in 1978. 

The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters

This widely acclaimed production returns to the fringe for four performances. 

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

Alan Bennett is a national treasure, and his writings are justly well respected. 

Remember Scarborough

Remember Scarborough

War doesn’t end when the fighting stops. 

Diagnosed

Diagnosed

What if you met someone who was perfect. 

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

Tectonic Theatre’s The Laramie Project is a masterpiece in verbatim, a chronicle of the 1998 real-life kidnap and murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student from Wyoming. 

Alan Bennett's A Visit from Miss Prothero

Alan Bennett's A Visit from Miss Prothero

An Alan Bennett one act originally written for TV in the late 1970s. 

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

An Alan Bennett one act play-originally written for TV in 1982. 

This Is Yorkshire

This Is Yorkshire

Inspired by the blistering 2007 film This Is England, this hard-hitting new play examines working class life in early 80’s Yorkshire through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy who becom… 

A World Beyond Man

A World Beyond Man

A badly planned polar expedition in 1912 led to the Russian ship The Saint Anna to be locked into the ice of the Kara Sea. 

Pippin

Pippin

In a quiet forest, where magic dwells, the sun sets and Pippin’s world comes to life. 

I Love You Mum... I Promise I Won't Die!

I Love You Mum... I Promise I Won't Die!

I’d had a conversation with Dan about ecstasy. 

Extremism

Extremism

The police just took Jamal away. 

Party Night

Party Night

December, 1979. 

Playhouse Creatures

Playhouse Creatures

Set in the theatrical world of 17th-century London, this classic play celebrates the backstage lives and loves of the first five actresses on the English stage. 

A Librarian

A Librarian

A naive librarian witnesses an incident that will change the rest of her life. 

Shakespeare Catalysts

Shakespeare Catalysts

Before I begin this review, I would like to clarify, as James Beagon (co-director and actor) did at the start of the show, that Aulos Productions’ Shakespeare Catalysts is a work… 

Hotel

Hotel

Welcome to the Hotel, a magnificent establishment offering luxury beyond fantasy. 

A Sight of Abject Pity and Ruin

A Sight of Abject Pity and Ruin

In a world lost in time there is a forgotten Figure. 

Those Worrisome Sleeps

Those Worrisome Sleeps

‘Wizards, as you know, may not love. 

Integrity

Integrity

A stray hand on the knee – a slip? A meeting at the boss’s place – a set-up? A campaign pledge on student tuition fees – for the bin? This play explores the nuances of poli… 

Woke

Woke

After a superb sold-out run in 2017, Apphia Campbell returned to this year's Edinburgh Fringe for one week only. 

Por Favor

Por Favor

Set against the backdrop of a school production of West Side Story, this is the story of Mr Taylor, a teacher in charge of putting on the production. 

Panopticon

Panopticon

Every move. 

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

Neil Simon’s hilarious portrait of three couples successively occupying Suite 719 at New York’s Plaza Hotel. 

Holy Sh*t

Holy Sh*t

Hearing a couple of priests swearing will always be amusing. 

Whilst We Were There

Whilst We Were There

A once successful acoustic duo, which was at the top of their game, suddenly breaks up for reasons unknown. 

Congratulations You B@$t@*d

Congratulations You [email protected][email protected]*d

Nick and Mia: two young struggling writers trying to make ends meet who are at the end of their rope, seemingly without a shot in hell of making something for themselves. 

1984

1984

It is frightening how Orwell’s nightmarish dystopia continues to ring true, year after year. 

A Necessary Woman

A Necessary Woman

Census night, 1911. 

Beep

Beep

Beginning in a frightening dystopia with five people wearing surgical masks manhandling one other as the audience enters, then as the show starts transforming to a happy young part… 

Pomona

Pomona

When Ollie’s sister goes missing, we are plunged into a dark underworld that reveals pain much greater than the loss of a relative. 

Boxes

Boxes

Imagine a world where every teen comes of age by receiving an empty box. 

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Take away the ability to put a scare into the living and what purpose does a ghost have? Sir Simon has been successfully haunting Canterville Chase for over 300 years, but no amoun… 

Goodbye Rosetta

Goodbye Rosetta

Goodbye Rosetta abounds with youthful enthusiasm and passion. 

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. 

Power, Fame and Sex

Power, Fame and Sex

As old as humanity itself. 

From Today Everything Changes

From Today Everything Changes

Before Chris’s wife died, she made him promise to be himself. 

Death is the New Porn

Death is the New Porn

‘It doesn’t matter how we do it, we’re always going to end up with the same result. 

Banana Boys

Banana Boys

Sports and sex. 

Breakfast Plays: Youthquake

Breakfast Plays: Youthquake

Three young Scottish playwrights from the Traverse Young Writers’ group join forces with three leading British writers (Ella Hickson, Kieran Hurley and Sabrina Mahfouz) to explor… 

Legacy: The Story of Martin Luther

Legacy: The Story of Martin Luther

In the beginning was the Word, but I honestly don’t know which word to begin with when trying to describe this production. 

The Lucky Durhams

The Lucky Durhams

This play, set against the historically accurate backdrop of the first day of the Somme, features fictitious soldiers from the Durham Pals regiment preparing for ‘the big push’. 

East Belfast Boy

East Belfast Boy

Prime Cut Productions: East Belfast Boy by Fintan Brady. 

Antigone

Antigone

Using Don Taylor’s BBC-commissioned translation, Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Antigone, directed by Nic Lloyd. 

The Grimm Truth

The Grimm Truth

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

You Remind Me of You

You Remind Me of You

Girl meets boy. 

MAD

MAD

MAD is a new black comedy from Cam Scriven and Daniel Bainbridge. 

That Bastard Brecht

That Bastard Brecht

Bertolt Brecht: genius or charlatan? The question is answered in a piece of pure Epic theatre featuring 15 new songs and choreography. 

26 Pebbles

26 Pebbles

26 Pebbles is the story of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012, and the 26 innocent lives taken. 

Nomad

Nomad

The flat is empty. 

Fan Girl

Fan Girl

Geraldine is a lonely young secretary living with her invalid and overbearing mother. 

Big Love

Big Love

Big Love – Charles Mee’s adaption of Aeschylus’ The Suppliants is a modern reexamination of western norms regarding gender and sexuality. 

Crave

Crave

Deeply tender and sensuous, Sarah Kane’s Crave is set in an unnamed city from which voices and images spring. 

Life on Venus

Life on Venus

True Arrow presents a series of scenes which readjust the balance of male to female dialogue by putting women front and centre with a multi-rolling cast of four women and one man. 

Dancing With Mrs Murphy

Dancing With Mrs Murphy

Citadel Arts Group present Dancing with Mrs Murphy, an edgy new play by Vincent Maguire, directed by Mark Kydd. 

Picasso's Women

Picasso's Women

Given how many inhabited his life, Picasso’s Women is but a mere glimpse from one side of the bed into what they endured. 

Lines

Lines

With damning questions on moral and personal boundaries, Lines is a stunning and complex portrayal of sexual assault. 

Henriad – Histories of Betrayal

Henriad – Histories of Betrayal

Step into the epic with Shakespeare’s Henriad! Revel in shorter, vibrant re-imaginings of the Bard’s Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V, and see a story of friendship, duty and betra… 

Cepacia – Love Takes His Breath Away

Cepacia – Love Takes His Breath Away

The story of Romeo and Juliet receives medical treatment in Cepacia from Durham School and Shadow Dreams. 

Urban Unrest

Urban Unrest

Allow the staff and inmates of the American asylum to guide you through devastatingly unsurprising tales replete with dark humour, absurdity, and truth. 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Love, hysteria and deception reign in this Victorian reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic. 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

Shakespeare’s classic that has killings, maiming, rape, live burial and cannibalism presented as a latter-day story about a crime syndicate looking to find a new leader in the mone… 

The Laurel and Hardy Story

The Laurel and Hardy Story

Laurel and Hardy – arguably the best comic duo ever, with never a bad word between them. 

Rat Race

Rat Race

Rat Race is a dark tragicomedy set in a rat cage that is at the center of a badly handled experiment. 

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

This gripping drama explores the intimate bonds of family. 

Angelos and Barry: A Matter of Life and Death

Angelos and Barry: A Matter of Life and Death

BBC’s Angelos Epithemiou and Channel 4’s Barry from Watford return with a new show following their sell-out tour. 

Loyalty

Loyalty

A war hero, a statesman, a husband, Alexei Petro had everything… to lose. 

Dib Dib Dead

Dib Dib Dead

A new comedy drama. 

Monday at Golden Oak High

Monday at Golden Oak High

Marco was never a popular kid. 

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)

Follow an eclectic group of twenty-somethings as they navigate wacky text messages, misleading profile pictures and awkward dates in search of true love. 

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

Los Angeles, January 15th 1947. 

Eight

Eight

Eight captivating monologues that offer a group portrait of diverse characters from high-class hookers to 7/7 survivors. 

Queen of the Air

Queen of the Air

Born in Kansas, home of the South Wind, in 1897, Amelia Earhart reigned as Queen of the Air until her mysterious disappearance over the Pacific in 1937. 

Walk Swiftly and With Purpose

Walk Swiftly and With Purpose

History Boys meets Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour as we follow four girls on the cusp of adulthood in this new take on the classic coming of age tale. 

Kids Play
BOBBY WINNER

Kids Play

Glen Chandler, Edinburgh’s theatrical detective story-writing son, returns to the Festival Fringe this year with yet another ingenious triumph. 

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

Sick, sex and secrets. 

Twelfth Night: The Ship of Fools

Twelfth Night: The Ship of Fools

Fiesta in sunshine. 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Stunningly original Korean update of the classic play returns to Edinburgh. 

Cat-in-a-Box

Cat-in-a-Box

A play in 10 short scenes. 

King Lear (Alone)

King Lear (Alone)

One-man show telling King Lear’s story in his own words, using text from the original and new words. 

Rocket Man

Rocket Man

Set in the heyday of glam rock and science fiction, Rocket Man is the story of a young man with bipolar disorder. 

Adam Smith: The Invisible Hand

Adam Smith: The Invisible Hand

A dramatic representation of the life of Adam Smith, supported by Kirkcaldy 4 All. 

InValid Voices

InValid Voices

When the soldier goes to war what of those left behind? This is the question posed by InValid Voices, a new theatre piece based on interviews with women serving as and married to C… 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs for those that could never go home. 

Addiction: The Untold Story

Addiction: The Untold Story

Inspired by a true events, a young black woman rises to power in the Hollywood entertainment industry while suffering through an illness. 

Agenda

Agenda

Are men really from Mars and women from Venus? Is it still just a man’s world? Will wearing the trousers make a difference and what is wrong with wearing skirts anyway? Do I have t… 

Specters

Specters

Spectres is a chamber-piece play in Stanislavsky tradition, initially staged in the interiors of an early 20th-century mansion in Kyiv. 

Gratiano

Gratiano

With Bassanio murdered, Gratiano is forced to revisit his fascist past. 

Extremism

Extremism

Set in a class of sixteen year olds, Extremism explores the impact of counter-terrorism legislation PREVENT and growing Islamophobia in the UK. 

Ciara

Ciara

David Harrower’s compelling, award-winning play returns to the Fringe. 

The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour

It’s 4am and, for a group of teens, it’s time to wrestle with the changes in their lives. 

Primrose Path

Primrose Path

Chriss and Damon are in love. 

Nigel Slater’s Toast

Nigel Slater’s Toast

One of the hardest calls for a reviewer to make is where to draw the line between production and play. 

First Dates

First Dates

Come and join the members of the First Dates dating agency on their journey into the world of love. 

Artificial

Artificial

With an AI in every home, people have become increasingly insular, depending on and trusting their obliging personal robots as much as any person. 

The Front Page

The Front Page

ETA’s 25th anniversary production of The Front Page, an irresistible comedy with thrills and derring do set in a news room. 

Punching Judy

Punching Judy

Punching Judy is an original piece of theatre, which explores the secretive and insidious nature of domestic abuse. 

Punk Rock

Punk Rock

Arts One Drama Company present Punk Rock by Simon Stephens. 

The Women of Lockerbie

The Women of Lockerbie

‘Grief is a guest who stays too long. 

The War of Jenkins' Ear

The War of Jenkins' Ear

Toby Jenkins hates boarding school. 

Female Transport

Female Transport

In a cramped cell aboard a ship, six prisoners are being shipped to a life of hard labour. 

No Honour in Blood

No Honour in Blood

When two Spartan warriors find themselves trapped and lost in the underworld, they must outwit a devious enemy, or remain forever in the land of the dead. 

Skirt

Skirt

Becs is a single mum and leader of the opposition party in Scotland. 

Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil

A man is bound to a chair with a sack over his head. 

DNA

DNA

Some teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. 

Casanova Dreaming

Casanova Dreaming

The greatest master is passion, who makes slaves of us all. 

Bad Shakespeare

Bad Shakespeare

Nature versus nurture? Are villains born or bred? Can they ever find true redemption? Theater OCU explores Shakespeare’s most villainous characters – Macbeth, Iago, Aaron, Tamora… 

Achilles’ Heel: TLC

Achilles’ Heel: TLC

Tony believes in the healing powers of stories; Iain’s been scrubbing his fingers since 3am; Saffron’s stalking her piano teacher. 

Dulce et Decorum Est: The Unknown Soldiers

Dulce et Decorum Est: The Unknown Soldiers

Tommy saw his whole regiment wiped out on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. 

The Vampire of Barcelona

The Vampire of Barcelona

In Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century, a vampire walks the streets, invisible to those who choose not to see her. 

Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms tells the story of WWI through the inspiring true story of two soldiers, Noel and Christopher Chavasse. 

A Scarlet Letter

A Scarlet Letter

Hester Prynne on the entrenched injustice confronting women: ‘the whole system of society [must be] torn down and built up anew. 

Care Not, Fear Naught

Care Not, Fear Naught

Piracy is not just a man’s trade in this thrilling piece Care Not, Fear Naught from Temporarily Misplaced Productions. 

The Dark Philosophers

The Dark Philosophers

A larger-than-life, theatrical celebration of the life and works of Gwyn Thomas. 

Breathing Corpses

Breathing Corpses

Amy, a cleaner, has found a body in a hotel room. 

Jumpers for Goalposts

Jumpers for Goalposts

After getting sacked from the Lesbian Rovers for being too bossy, Viv has a mission: to make five-a-side LGBT football team, Barely Athletic, league winners – and they’ve start… 

Someone Somewhere by Sam Potter

Someone Somewhere by Sam Potter

Summer. 

Antigone

Antigone

All eyes are on the city of Thebes. 

The Promise

The Promise

Leningrad, 1942. 

The Steamie

The Steamie

Tony Roper’s perennial comedy hit is sure to have you laughing and crying in this nostalgic, sad and very funny play. 

Breathing Corpses

Breathing Corpses

‘Of course I felt sorry for her I’m not f*cking heartless, I didn’t want her, whoever she is, to end up under a bush, god, but I didn’t want it to be me and your stupid f*cking… 

The Monster in the Hall

The Monster in the Hall

The Monster in the Hall by David Greig follows a day in the life of Duck Macatarsney as she cares for her dope-smoking biker father who suffers from multiple sclerosis. 

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Olivier Award-winning Guy Masterson, (Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm, Shylock), now brings Dickens’ festive fable to vivid life. 

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Join Meg and her band of misfits on a voyage through time and space. 

bad things happen here

bad things happen here

The nation has never been healthier. 

Losing My Mindfulness

Losing My Mindfulness

Losing My Mindfulness offers an amusing and uncomfortable send-up of the self-help nation we have become. 

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

‘I think it’s high time women let themselves just be women for a change. 

The Amours of Lillie Langtry

The Amours of Lillie Langtry

Lillie Langtry, the most captivating and wicked woman of her time, has a scandalous secret. 

Glasgow '14

Glasgow '14

Glasgow ’14 is a one man show, inhabiting the minds of four very different men and their experiences of mental illness. 

Filth

Filth

From the writer of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh and Harry Gibson’s relentless one-man show returns. 

Cry for the Moon

Cry for the Moon

Abbey Road Studios, 1975. 

The Island

The Island

The Island is an award-winning and acclaimed apartheid-era play written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona. 

Stella

Stella

Greetings from The Giant’s Causeway, Spring 1967. 

Blackout

Blackout

Inspired by the true story of a young offender from Glasgow who had committed a violent crime, Blackout is a hard-hitting play about getting bullied, fighting back, trying to make … 

Get Off the Couch

Get Off the Couch

A story of love, self-discovery, mental illness and ultimately taking responsibility for your own life. 

Papaya

Papaya

In Papaya, the illusion of the West is bloodied with false promises and red wine. 

The Isle of Muck

The Isle of Muck

Basil abandons university to join his Uncle January, an ageing party boy, on the sparsely populated Isle of Muck. 

You All Know Me, I'm Jack Ruby!

You All Know Me, I'm Jack Ruby!

November 22nd 1963. 

...and Peggy

...and Peggy

Attempting to create a spin-off to one of the most beloved musicals of recent memory is a brave choice, and unfortunately it is a gamble that didn't pay off in this case. 

Matthew 19:14

Matthew 19:14

A bar. 

Dr Korczak's Example

Dr Korczak's Example

Dr Korczak was a Polish doctor and writer, who passionately championed every child’s right to freedom, respect and love. 

Entropy

Entropy

A physicist is on the brink of being able to explain the mysteries of the universe but still can’t figure out his volatile relationship with a rising star. 

I, Sniper

I, Sniper

I Sniper, appropriately enough, starts with a bang. 

Animal Management

Animal Management

The Enquiry: Generation Z – not tough enough or the victims of an anxious world that just doesn’t care? The Experiment: one observation room, two psychologists and seven patien… 

The House of Edgar

The House of Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe is dead. 

Eurydice

Eurydice

In this weird and wonderful adaptation of this mournful legend, Eurydice is presented by concentrating not on the passionate pilgrimage of Orpheus to retrieve his bride but on Eury… 

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Sir Nicholas Winton organized the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II in an operation that would later become known as the Czech Kindertransport. 

Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best

Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best

Manchester United fans old enough to remember 1971 may recall the strange weekend George Best went missing. 

Hamlet – Horatio's Tale

Hamlet – Horatio's Tale

A remarkable solo Hamlet from Horatio’s POV! Shakespeare’s classic tale of madness, murder and betrayal with incredible performance, brilliant original music and Sir Derek Jaco… 

bloominauschwitz

bloominauschwitz

This odyssey for the migrant era takes us through the great storm of 20th-century history in the company of literary hero Leopold Bloom. 

The Political History of Smack and Crack

The Political History of Smack and Crack

‘The history of England jumps off its axis. 

Noël Coward's Still Life

Noël Coward's Still Life

‘Forgive me? For everything. 

Sherlock Holmes and the Conundrum of Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes and the Conundrum of Conan Doyle

The supernatural. 

Our Boys

Our Boys

Our Boys exquisitely showcases life on the battlefield from the setting of an army hospital. 

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

We’ve all been there. 

UnSpoken

UnSpoken

As funeral bells chime, a mysterious woman whispers a terrible secret to a grieving wife. 

From the Mississippi Delta

From the Mississippi Delta

This touching and often humorous autobiographical account of a young girl’s journey from the lowly back roads of the segregated south to the lofty ivory halls of academia is proof … 

Beaker's Place

Beaker's Place

Beaker’s only friend in the world, his cat, is dead. 

DUPed

DUPed

Written and performed by Scotsman Fringe First Winner, John McCann (SPOILING, Traverse Theatre, 2014) and directed by Erasmus Mackenna. 

Westminster Hour

Westminster Hour

Fatal consequences in this fast-paced and darkly comedic drama with unexpected twists. 

Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight

A distinguished company breathes life into the lusty age of Falstaff, including Sir John’s audacious revels with his “King-in-waiting” Prince Hal, his preoccupation with sherry sac… 

Chatroom

Chatroom

In a world where words are power, the influence of “friends” online can make such a difference to the choices we make. 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

JM Barrie’s classic fairytale retold through the eyes of Glaswegian teenagers. 

How My Light Is Spent

How My Light Is Spent

‘Kitty my hands have disappeared. 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

BoxLit Theatre presents Romeo and Juliet like you’ve never seen it before! Combining cinematic film projection, live theatre and evocative music. 

The Maids

The Maids

This sensational new production from this award-winning theatre company explores the depths of depravity, power, sexual dominance and violent seduction. 

Waiting

Waiting

You can’t just take a break from your life. 

Shackleton's Stowaway

Shackleton's Stowaway

Making their debut at the Festival Fringe, Stolen Elephant Theatre bring to life one of the great voyages of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration in Shackleton’s Stowaway. 

The School Film

The School Film

‘What are great expectations? It means he’s going to be rich. 

The Witches of Walderzeit

The Witches of Walderzeit

What makes a woman a witch? Who decides? Is it magical powers? Or are they simply women who dared to reject the status quo? In a forest where time moves as it wants, nine women, al… 

The Crucible

The Crucible

After married man John Proctor decides to break off his affair with his young lover, Abigail Williams, she leads other local girls in an occult rite to wish death upon his wife, El… 

Off-Kilter

Off-Kilter

Internationally renowned visual theatre artist returns with a dark, comedic, highly physical production incorporating illusions and masterful non-verbal storytelling. 

Grace Notes

Grace Notes

Becky Williams delivers an emotionally charged monologue about murderess Grace Miller somewhat reluctantly seeking a second chance at series of rehab sessions entitled Notes. 

Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live

Acclaimed immersive adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s classic, staged in a unique tunnel beneath Edinburgh’s streets. 

The Abode

The Abode

Welcome to the subconscious fantasy realm of oppressed white American men! Davey Anderson’s new play follows young Samuel into the alt-right. 

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

In Underbelly’s Big Belly, the slow dripping from a leak in the roof onto the stage has never been a more apt presence in a production. 

A Good Enough Girl?

A Good Enough Girl?

It’s 2025 - a world of mystery, spies and secret missions. 

Ulster American

Ulster American

Acclaimed writer David Ireland’s new play is a visceral, violent and incredibly explosive punch to the gut that passionately tears into the confused state of British identity, th… 

Outcast

Outcast

Growing up is hard. 

The Marilyn Conspiracy

The Marilyn Conspiracy

August 5, 1962. 

Other People’s Teeth

Other People’s Teeth

Other Peoples Teeth is a unique, visceral and violent vignette, exploring the emotional depths of brutality. 

City Love

City Love

Both lovely and devastating in equal measure, City Love by Illuminate Theatre Company documents a romance that lives and dies in the bustle of London town. 

Ron the Plumber Meets God-Cilla

Ron the Plumber Meets God-Cilla

Comedy in a boiler suit with a lethal set of ratchets. 

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma invites you to meet everyone’s favourite eccentric pop artist. 

Black and White Tea Room – Counsellor

Black and White Tea Room – Counsellor

Theatre Hooam makes a welcome return to the Fringe with the award-winning Black and White Tea Room. 

Kin

Kin

A dying father. 

Blue Heart

Blue Heart

Two funny and disturbing short plays by Caryl Churchill. 

Nick and Nina

Nick and Nina

In a tiny living room in Edinburgh, a fraught long-term friendship reaches its breaking point. 

Coriolanus Vanishes

Coriolanus Vanishes

A tense, suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller. 

Henry V – Lion of England

Henry V – Lion of England

Wild young Hal becomes King and lays claim to the French crown. 

Eat Me

Eat Me

This gripping new play is a dramatic exploration of three characters’ struggle with anorexia, as we watch Libby, Kate and Jonathan fight to regain control of their lives from the… 

Darlings

Darlings

Eve escapes her mind with work, drink and sex. 

Di & Viv & Rose (In an Hour) by Amelia Bullmore

Di & Viv & Rose (In an Hour) by Amelia Bullmore

’Have you just got exactly what you wanted by working hard and wanting it?’ A courageous look at the enduring bond of friendship. 

A Joke

A Joke

It was irresistible, I suppose: part way through Dan Freeman’s absurdist play A Joke, the acclaimed Scottish actor John Bett turns to his co-stars to start a joke with: "Doc… 

Vivian’s Music, 1969

Vivian’s Music, 1969

Inspired by real events: in 1969, in a segregated city in the American Midwest bursting with racial tension, a 14-year-old black girl, Vivian, was shot by a white cop, igniting one… 

The Ladder

The Ladder

Starring husband and wife, Rob Rouse (Upstart Crow - BBC2, 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Channel 4) and Helen Rutter (Coronation Street - ITV, Playing with Fire - National Theatre) and based … 

89 Nights: An Original Musical

89 Nights: An Original Musical

The magic of New York is effectively captured in 89 Nights, a new musical from Troubadour Stageworks. 

Lost in Thought

Lost in Thought

Felicity’s on a fantastic date. 

The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

A love story, set on Preston Road, and also in space and in time. 

Yen

Yen

Brutal, heart-breaking and often hilarious, Yen by Anna Jordan explores the relationship between nature and nurture. 

Risk

Risk

‘Free copy of Risk magazine with chocolate biscuits’ shout Gabby and Matt at South Kensington Tube station. 

One Woman Sex and the City

One Woman Sex and the City

Parody on love, friendship and shoes. 

WEIRD

WEIRD

Critically acclaimed company return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

...And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel

...And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel

Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) returns in this sell-out one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. 

Build a Rocket

Build a Rocket

A powerful and uplifting, one-woman show about triumph over adversity. 

After the Cuts

After the Cuts

Produced by Raw Material, in association with the Beacon Arts Centre. 

Not in Our Neighbourhood

Not in Our Neighbourhood

Maisey Mata, a filmmaker, is invited by the Women’s Refuge to document their clients in order to raise awareness about domestic violence. 

Taiwan Season: The Delusion of Home

Taiwan Season: The Delusion of Home

From the Chiayi area of southern Taiwan comes this strong and original documentary-style depiction of local contemporary life refracted through one of Shakespeare’s greatest traged… 

Looking for Lightning

Looking for Lightning

An inspirational story of courage, caution and perseverance and humor. 

Statements

Statements

Until relatively recently in Western society, children with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, or a wide range of neural and behavioural challenges, were either institutio… 

Outside

Outside

As the UK emerges from a state-mandated curfew, three young friends see their newfound freedom arrive but with shackles of its own. 

I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With Why Have You Been Sleeping With My Wife: A Play by Christopher Bliss

I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With Why Have You Been Sleeping With My Wife: A Play by Christopher Bliss

Award-winning comedian Rob Carter’s cult-hit creation, Christopher Bliss, is back. 

Island Town

Island Town

The Paines Plough Roundabout is an incredibly versatile venue. 

Kokoda

Kokoda

With the Japanese army rampaging through the South Pacific in 1942, the battle to save Australia is being fought along New Guinea’s infamous Kokoda track by a motley militia of poo… 

All the Lights Are On

All the Lights Are On

Typical Emmy, to turn brain cancer into a game! Her husband attempts to care for her, even as the illness eats away the woman he knows and loves, and her mother holds faith with in… 

Everything Not Saved

Everything Not Saved

What can you remember from five years ago? Or five days ago? Five minutes ago, even? What can you be absolutely sure, beyond all doubt that you remember? MALAPROP Theatre’s new s… 

Starfish

Starfish

I’ve never seen a play in a 20-seat theatre before but, with the gentle storytelling of Starfish, a small venue seems right. 

A Fortunate Man

A Fortunate Man

There are books which are called seminal largely because so many people have read them. 

Tremor

Tremor

Sherman Theatre: Regional Theatre of the Year – The Stage Awards 2018. 

Meek

Meek

The Traverse Festival program has jumped into action, already selling out full days' worth of shows at a time. 

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Glasgow

Dancing on Ice Tour 2018: Glasgow

  • Listing
  • Dance Physical Theatre and Circus
  • Glasgow
  • The Hydro
  • 6th - 8th Apr 2018

The Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour will be skating back across the country next year, starring the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. 

The Moderate Soprano

The Moderate Soprano

The two great passions in John Christie’s life were opera and a beautiful young soprano, Audrey Mildmay, with whom he was completely smitten. 

The Plough and The Stars

The Plough and The Stars

Set amid the tumult of the Easter Rising, The Plough and the Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time. 

The Best Man

The Best Man

Two opposing presidential party candidates are neck and neck in an unscrupulous battle for the nomination. 

Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing:  a compulsive, self-destructive young man who attends funerals for entertainment … 

The Divide Part 2

The Divide Part 2

The Divide, presented in two parts, is a tale that unflinchingly explores a dystopian society of repression, insurrection and forbidden love. 

Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart

Two queens. 

The Seagull

The Seagull

Unrequited love.