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

The Third Witch from the Left: What’s done cannot be undone – or can it? Meg the witch seeks help as she is haunted by a night she can’t forget. 

You're My Jury

You're My Jury

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

Tick Tick

Tick Tick

Robin’s in her second year, loves her tutor, has a job; Robin’s great! But Robin’s ticking. 

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. 

Eight Hundred Dollar Value

Eight Hundred Dollar Value

That’s what a trigger pull is worth. 

Punch, With Johnny!

Punch, With Johnny!

1946. 

Paul Black: Worst Case Scenario

Paul Black: Worst Case Scenario

Paul Black is a Glasgow-based writer, director and actor, known for his viral comedy sketches which have amassed over 100 million views. 

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 spent a year crafting a kick-ass speech while recovering from an abusive relationship. 

Shakespeare's Fool

Shakespeare's Fool

William ‘Cavaliero’ Kempe was a gentleman player, juggling jester and London’s finest clown, until. 

Madhouse

Madhouse

Within the confines of a messy kitchen, six students grapple with the modern struggles of youth. 

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

Run by Stephen Laughton. 

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

For Cain, Ryan and Jonjo life as young offenders is tough. 

Wish List

Wish List

When Dean’s disability benefits are cut, his sister Tamsin is forced to decide between following her dreams or working in the faceless corporate machine to support them both. 

Pool (No Water)

Pool (No Water)

What happens when “ordinary” people find themselves thrown into extraordinary circumstances? Mark Ravenhill’s text explores the nature of compliance and its consequences. 

Looks Like We Made It

Looks Like We Made It

ChasingRainbows presents Looks Like We Made It. 

Saving Mr Ultimate

Saving Mr Ultimate

Paul wants to keep the family comic book shop open in memory of his dad who took his own life when Paul was eight, but when his big brother, Barry, decides to sell, he has to enlis… 

Woke

Woke

Award-winning solo returns for four shows only. 

Smile Like You're Happy

Smile Like You're Happy

Smile takes a behind the scenes look at the gruelling world of social media. 

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’s five-star sell-out show returns to the Fringe. 

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. 

Agave vs The Lion

Agave vs The Lion

Agave is under siege. 

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… 

Myra's Story

Myra's Story

Myra, a middle-aged, homeless Dublin street drinker, is feisty, funny and tragic. 

East Belfast Boy by Fintan Brady

East Belfast Boy by Fintan Brady

Meet Davy. 

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. 

Becoming Adorable

Becoming Adorable

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

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. 

Fow

Fow

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

Testament

Testament

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

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. 

1902

1902

Saltire Sky is back! The critically acclaimed 1902 takes an access-all-areas approach to working-class life in Scotland as we follow four, young, wannabe football hooligans in thei… 

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. 

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… 

Walk of Shame

Walk of Shame

**** (Daily Express). 

Banana Crabtree Simon

Banana Crabtree Simon

Banana Crabtree Simon. 

Affirmative

Affirmative

1979. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

He'd Murder Me

He'd Murder Me

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 1977. 

Three Times She Knocked

Three Times She Knocked

Three Times She Knocked, an erotic psychological thriller. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

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 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. 

Rust

Rust

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

Still Life by Noël Coward

Still Life by Noël Coward

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

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… 

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. 

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 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. 

Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live

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

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… 

Drowning

Drowning

“I am not a bad person”. 

Hustlers

Hustlers

The stage is strewn with detritus, traces of lives lived on the margin. 

Best Girl

Best Girl

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

[BLANK] by Alice Birch and NYTP

[BLANK] by Alice Birch and NYTP

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

Shadow of the Rose

Shadow of the Rose

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

Written With Crayons

Written With Crayons

Written With Crayons by Ciara McNiff. 

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. 

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 … 

Shaving the Dead

Shaving the Dead

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

Unveiled

Unveiled

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

Tess

Tess

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

Pops

Pops

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

Holy Land

Holy Land

Tim runs the website Holy Land. 

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… 

One Good Beating

One Good Beating

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

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. 

Naughty Boy

Naughty Boy

Eddy Brimson hasn’t been on his best behaviour. 

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. 

The Long Road

The Long Road

Award-winning production. 

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. 

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 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. 

The Believers Are but Brothers

The Believers Are but Brothers

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

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. 

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. 

Curveball

Curveball

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

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. 

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 Fishermen

The Fishermen

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

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. 

The Wasp

The Wasp

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

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. 

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 … 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

The Suitcase, the Beggar and the Wind

The Suitcase, the Beggar and the Wind

Some people just walk by on the train platform. 

Wingmen

Wingmen

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

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’… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

Macbeth

Macbeth

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

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. 

The Good Scout

The Good Scout

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Avalanche

Avalanche

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

Low Level Panic

Low Level Panic

Being a woman these days is exhausting. 

Who Killed Bambi?

Who Killed Bambi?

1979. 

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… 

Midges

Midges

A comic Highland noir whodunnit. 

Bull

Bull

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

Dead Parents Society

Dead Parents Society

‘Welcome to the Dead Parents Society. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Talk

Talk

Bethlem Royal Hospital, 1854. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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… 

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Life after war is quiet and eerie. 

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. 

Jewbana

Jewbana

Right before your very eyes, Susie K. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

(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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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. 

Bacon

Bacon

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

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… 

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. 

Faustus

Faustus

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

Butterbum, J

Butterbum, J

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 

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. 

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 … 

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,… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

For All I Care

For All I Care

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

Arrivals

Arrivals

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

Level Up

Level Up

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

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. 

Bull

Bull

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

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… 

Belongings

Belongings

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

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. 

In Her Corner

In Her Corner

World premiere. 

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. 

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. 

TERRAtory

TERRAtory

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

I Am

I Am

I Am is about the continual challenge of seeking liberation. 

American Justice

American Justice

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

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. 

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 … 

Being Norwegian by David Greig

Being Norwegian by David Greig

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

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. 

Working-Class Progress with Backenders

Working-Class Progress with Backenders

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

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. 

Mugged

Mugged

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

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. 

Heathers the Musical

Heathers the Musical

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

Crocodile Fever

Crocodile Fever

Northern Ireland, 1989. 

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. 

Do You Ever Get Scared?

Do You Ever Get Scared?

Six actors. 

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. 

Hindsight

Hindsight

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

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

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

To Fall in Love

To Fall in Love

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

Our Saviour

Our Saviour

To some, Reverend Sheen is a walking miracle. 

Churn

Churn

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

Dalloway

Dalloway

1923: The War is over. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Seven Second Theory

The Seven Second Theory

John Doe is having a bad day. 

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. 

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 … 

Second Person Narrative

Second Person Narrative

‘Off you go then and best of luck. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Alfie and George - CANCELLED

Alfie and George - CANCELLED

Alfie and George, two panto stars, sit in their dressing room as we watch their world coming apart. 

Subject Mater

Subject Mater

Three siblings. 

Being and Nothingness

Being and Nothingness

Xiao’s grandma suffers from Alzheimer’s. 

Victor

Victor

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

OLD: Online Dating

OLD: Online Dating

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

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. 

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… 

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, … 

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. 

The House of Influenza: A Spooky Tale of Frighteningness

The House of Influenza: A Spooky Tale of Frighteningness

Dracula can return to his crypt. 

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

One boy. 

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… 

Mengele

Mengele

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

Guys, Dolls and Pies

Guys, Dolls and Pies

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

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… 

Myra's Story

Myra's Story

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

Before 30

Before 30

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

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. 

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. 

I Am the Horrible Thing

I Am the Horrible Thing

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

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… 

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. 

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… 

Cotton Fingers

Cotton Fingers

Aoife’s hungry and bored. 

Anguis

Anguis

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

How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life

Meet Melissa. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

How to Be Brave

How to Be Brave

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

Not Black and White

Not Black and White

United by love, broken by reality. 

Woke

Woke

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

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. 

Losing My Mindfulness

Losing My Mindfulness

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

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. 

From Today Everything Changes

From Today Everything Changes

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

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… 

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… 

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. 

Who Will Separate Us?

Who Will Separate Us?

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

1984

1984

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

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. 

Lines

Lines

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

Holy Sh*t

Holy Sh*t

Hearing a couple of priests swearing will always be amusing. 

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. 

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. 

Other People’s Teeth

Other People’s Teeth

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

A Necessary Woman

A Necessary Woman

Census night, 1911. 

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. 

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. 

A Librarian

A Librarian

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

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

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

Pippin

Pippin

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

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

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

Panopticon

Panopticon

Every move. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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 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… 

Boxes

Boxes

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

Goodbye Rosetta

Goodbye Rosetta

Goodbye Rosetta abounds with youthful enthusiasm and passion. 

Queens of Sheba

Queens of Sheba

Great theatre often takes deeply personal experiences and weaves them together into stories and sequences that tap into a universality and profundity that the experiences alone wou… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

A Fortunate Man

A Fortunate Man

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

Power, Fame and Sex

Power, Fame and Sex

As old as humanity itself. 

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… 

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. 

Our Boys

Our Boys

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

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. 

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… 

Fan Girl

Fan Girl

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

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

The Ladies Loo Chronicles

Sick, sex and secrets. 

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. 

The Grimm Truth

The Grimm Truth

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

MAD

MAD

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

You Remind Me of You

You Remind Me of You

Girl meets boy. 

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. 

Antigone

Antigone

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

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. 

Loyalty

Loyalty

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

Eight

Eight

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

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. 

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

Los Angeles, January 15th 1947. 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

This gripping drama explores the intimate bonds of family. 

Nomad

Nomad

The flat is empty. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Crave

Crave

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

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. 

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma

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

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. 

Beaker's Place

Beaker's Place

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

Island Town

Island Town

The Paines Plough Roundabout is an incredibly versatile venue. 

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. 

Twelfth Night: The Ship of Fools

Twelfth Night: The Ship of Fools

Fiesta in sunshine. 

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. 

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. 

I, Sniper

I, Sniper

I Sniper, appropriately enough, starts with a bang. 

Specters

Specters

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

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Gratiano

Gratiano

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

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. 

...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. 

Primrose Path

Primrose Path

Chriss and Damon are in love. 

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. 

Meek

Meek

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

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. 

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. 

DNA

DNA

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

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. 

Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil

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

Skirt

Skirt

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

Punching Judy

Punching Judy

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

Female Transport

Female Transport

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

The War of Jenkins' Ear

The War of Jenkins' Ear

Toby Jenkins hates boarding school. 

The Women of Lockerbie

The Women of Lockerbie

‘Grief is a guest who stays too long. 

Punk Rock

Punk Rock

Arts One Drama Company present Punk Rock by Simon Stephens. 

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. 

Casanova Dreaming

Casanova Dreaming

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

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. 

Breathing Corpses

Breathing Corpses

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

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. 

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. 

The Dark Philosophers

The Dark Philosophers

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

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. 

Someone Somewhere by Sam Potter

Someone Somewhere by Sam Potter

Summer. 

Antigone

Antigone

All eyes are on the city of Thebes. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

The School Film

The School Film

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

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. 

The Island

The Island

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

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… 

17 Days *CANCELLED*

17 Days *CANCELLED*

Why is it so easy to stop fighting for something that, at one point, was everything? You meet people once, you love people once, you lose people once. 

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. 

Stella

Stella

Greetings from The Giant’s Causeway, Spring 1967. 

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. 

How My Light Is Spent

How My Light Is Spent

‘Kitty my hands have disappeared. 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

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

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… 

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. 

Cry for the Moon

Cry for the Moon

Abbey Road Studios, 1975. 

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. 

Filth

Filth

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

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… 

Chatroom

Chatroom

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

The House of Edgar

The House of Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe is dead. 

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. 

UnSpoken

UnSpoken

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

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… 

Westminster Hour

Westminster Hour

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

DUPed

DUPed

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

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… 

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 … 

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

We’ve all been there. 

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. 

Noël Coward's Still Life

Noël Coward's Still Life

‘Forgive me? For everything. 

The Political History of Smack and Crack

The Political History of Smack and Crack

‘The history of England jumps off its axis. 

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. 

Sherlock Holmes and the Conundrum of Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes and the Conundrum of Conan Doyle

The supernatural. 

Risk

Risk

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

Yen

Yen

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

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. 

Lost in Thought

Lost in Thought

Felicity’s on a fantastic date. 

Darlings

Darlings

Eve escapes her mind with work, drink and sex. 

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 … 

Nick and Nina

Nick and Nina

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

Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live

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

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 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. 

A Good Enough Girl?

A Good Enough Girl?

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

The Marilyn Conspiracy

The Marilyn Conspiracy

August 5, 1962. 

Ron the Plumber Meets God-Cilla

Ron the Plumber Meets God-Cilla

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

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. 

Outcast

Outcast

Growing up is hard. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

...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. 

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… 

Tremor

Tremor

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

One Woman Sex and the City

One Woman Sex and the City

Parody on love, friendship and shoes. 

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. 

Build a Rocket

Build a Rocket

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

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

After the Cuts

After the Cuts

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

Looking for Lightning

Looking for Lightning

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

WEIRD

WEIRD

Critically acclaimed company return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

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. 

Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur

'You don't have to tell me about sadomasochism. 

Apologia

Apologia

Tony and Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing, Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), Olivier Award winner Desmond Barrit, Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey) and&n… 

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Two tramps, Didi and Gogo wait on a country road by a tree for a man named Godot. 

Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

It is a rare treat to hear a dramatised performance of Shakespeare’s first published work, Venus and Adonis. 

The Fall

The Fall

In a month where white supremacists have marched through the streets over Charlottesville in protest against the removal of a Confederate statue, there could not be a more relevant… 

Hide

Hide

As a big fan of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, I was very excited to see Boiling Point’s spin-off. 

Hell Has No Fury

Hell Has No Fury

In this show, you will empathise with a child killer. 

Wondr

Wondr

Simone James stars in Wondr, Poppy Burton-Morgan’s debut as a playwright with Metta Theatre. 

Dear Home Office :Still Pending

Dear Home Office :Still Pending

Amidst the large amount of political theatre at the Fringe, Dear Home Office: Still Pending sticks out. 

Beautiful Little Fool

Beautiful Little Fool

As one of the most famous American authors of all time, many people will know of F. 

Human Animals

Human Animals

We open on a reversed environmental crisis. 

1984

1984

George Orwell’s magnum opus novel 1984 is eerily relevant today despite being published in 1949 and shows us a world of constant war, omnipresent surveillance and propaganda cond… 

Wired

Wired

Wired is one of several productions with a military theme being performed at the Army Reserve Centre, Summerhall’s new venue, [email protected] 

Speaking in Tongues: The Lies

Speaking in Tongues: The Lies

Andrew Bovell’s Speaking in Tongues: The Lies is one half of a Doughnut Productions double bill showing at the Pleasance Courtyard this August. 

Fragile Man

Fragile Man

On a cliff edge somewhere, a man is about to jump to his death when he is stopped by a psychology professor. 

Twenty Something

Twenty Something

Morning People Productions’ self-written and self-directed Twenty Something is a wonderful, shrewd new play about the whirlwind of realities and disappointments in young adult li… 

The Ballad of Paragon Station

The Ballad of Paragon Station

Theatre is always at its most powerful when you feel truly transported into someone else’s reality. 

Nora and Jim

Nora and Jim

Though history favours certain people and ends up silencing others, theatre can be a means of trying to give a voice to those whose perspectives have been lost. 

Distortion

Distortion

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

Freedom

Freedom

Based on the true story of a Ugandan orphan, Amelia, whose parents died in a house fire. 

The Man Who Couldn't Dance

The Man Who Couldn't Dance

Set in the heart of Scotland, The Man Who Couldn’t Dance is a story of first love, broken promises and surviving suburbia in the aftermath of a broken heart. 

Lear

Lear

It is brave to reimagine Shakespeare, in particular arguably his greatest tragedy but Lear by John Scott Dance is a deeply moving, subtle and superbly performed interpretation of … 

A Different Way Home

A Different Way Home

In A Different Way Home we hear from two estranged members of the same family as they share their sides of a complex family story with us – chiefly how they manage grief after lo… 

Cathy

Cathy

50 years ago, Ken Loach’s TV drama, Cathy Come Home, won plaudits for its gritty and honest treatment of homelessness. 

Girls

Girls

Deeply political, magnificently performed and filled with tense action and witty dialogue, Girls manages to grip and amaze the audience with its characters and powerful message fro… 

Good With Maps

Good With Maps

Siren Theatre Co’s Good With Maps is a multi-faceted story masterfully guided by Jane Phegan who takes us through this one woman show. 

Seanmhair

Seanmhair

The initial experience one is met with when the lights dim for Seanmhair (pronounced shen-a-var) is breathtaking. 

Creatives

Creatives

At a college songwriting class in Chicago, an end-of-year competition involves the students performing each other’s anonymous submissions for a celebrity guest judge. 

Questioning Aslan: An Evening With CS Lewis

Questioning Aslan: An Evening With CS Lewis

CS Lewis and a troubled, questioning student in a scintillating and spellbinding 90 minutes in the study of the famous Oxford don and bestselling author. 

If Only: An Audience With Rudyard Kipling

If Only: An Audience With Rudyard Kipling

An exciting new play about Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling, exploring his extraordinary life and the devastating personal consequences of WWI. 

iDENTiTY

iDENTiTY

While most sketch shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe play up to their comic roots, Anomaly Theatre Company are adding a touch of the macabre with their dystopian show iDENTiTY. 

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None is difficult as a play. 

We Need to Talk About Bobby (Off EastEnders)

We Need to Talk About Bobby (Off EastEnders)

EastEnders fans will remember experiencing shock and upheaval at the revelation that the culprit of a long-running murder whodunnit was 10 year old Bobby Beale. 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

All-female Australian group Essential Theatre present their own gender-swapped take on Shakespeare’s classic. 

Next!

Next!

Next! is a gritty, thought-provoking and poignant comedy illustrating the trials and tribulations of three unequivocally unique and extraordinary individuals. 

The Dame

The Dame

A seasoned pantomime dame sits alone in his dressing room applying make-up, preparing for the performance of a lifetime. 

Young and Fresh

Young and Fresh

Alice is an up-and-coming reporter and she is assigned the topic of sex trafficking to research. 

Tea and Nuisance

Tea and Nuisance

In 1950s Britain there is a rose garden. 

Gazing at a Distant Star

Gazing at a Distant Star

Gazing at a Distant Star follows three lives individually dealing with their own losses. 

Would You Adam and Eve It?

Would You Adam and Eve It?

Take two funny men and ask them to create a hilarious dash through Genesis and Exodus in just under 90 minutes. 

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy for our times. 

A Level Playing Field

A Level Playing Field

A fast-paced dramatic/comedic representation of the stresses of 21st-century student life. 

The Bothy

The Bothy

Scotland. 

Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm is the story of Flora Poste, a bright young thing who finds herself forced to live with her relatives in the countryside. 

Everest Calling

Everest Calling

Sunnyhill School wants pupils that push the limits. 

Professional

Professional

Half past five on a Friday evening, and a school’s electronic door-locking system shuts down for the weekend… with four teachers still in the staff room. 

Interrobang

Interrobang

Connor and George have been long acquainted, but as Connor’s reality is distorted, do they really know each other that well? Interrobang is a new piece of writing looking at mental… 

The Tempest

The Tempest

A sibling betrayal. 

Theresa di Maggio

Theresa di Maggio

Theresa is a woman of the Italian high society, married to a respectable husband and lost in a betrayal that initially seems to bring a breath of fresh air to the solitude she has … 

The Lucky Durhams: The First Day of the Somme

The Lucky Durhams: The First Day of the Somme

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. 

Side Orders

Side Orders

‘You can open your eyes now’. 

Dark Satanic

Dark Satanic

England, 1823: the Industrial Revolution and a changing world. 

Pronoun

Pronoun

The Actor’s Centre Theatre Company, Jersey, make their Edinburgh Festival premiere with Evan Placey’s critically acclaimed play. 

Tartuffe

Tartuffe

Moliere’s classic comedy is one of the great originals that have been remade, adapted, musicalised and everything else-ised over the years. 

Seven Devils

Seven Devils

Executed by student acting troupe The Hurtwood Corner from performing arts college Hurtwood House, Seven Devils is a play exploring the trials of down-on-their-luck Manhattan resid… 

Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges

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

A Compendium of Lost Things

A Compendium of Lost Things

A man collects stories of lost keys and dreams gone astray, wayward wallets and absent loved ones, abandoned playthings and misplaced memories. 

Under My Thumb

Under My Thumb

CultureClash Theatre consume the audience in Cassiah Joski-Jethi’s gripping political play Under My Thumb. 

Tshepang: The Third Testament

Tshepang: The Third Testament

Casting a blinding light on the atrocities of human nature, Tshepang: The Third Testament is a harrowing portrayal of the true story of Baby Tshepang – a nine-month-old South Afr… 

Pixel Dust

Pixel Dust

Pixel Dust is a rare thing: a piece of theatre about the internet that isn’t utterly technophobic. 

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain has been relegated to history as one of life’s wishful thinkers. 

The Cause of Thunder

The Cause of Thunder

It’s two years after the referendum, and Bob Cunningham has stuff on his mind: whether or not to take early retirement, politics and what to do about the no vote, Brexit, Corbyn,… 

Mies Julie

Mies Julie

Yael Farber’s critically acclaimed Mies Julie has returned to the Edinburgh Fringe and it’s easy to see why, with its incisive portrayal of colonialism, gender politics, and wh… 

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

A show about the evocative powers of art must be particularly effective in practicing what it preaches. 

Heroes

Heroes

Exploding Whale Theatre’s coming of age romp Heroes is set against the backdrop of Bowie’s rise to superstardom in 1972. 

Me, as a Penguin

Me, as a Penguin

Tom Wells’s Me, as a Penguin, performed this August by Exeter University Theatre Company, is both a fun and melancholy look at loneliness, love and family. 

Anyone's Guess How We Got Here

Anyone's Guess How We Got Here

Barrel Organ’s new show Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here feels like a natural development of the company’s practice and philosophy whilst also managing to delve into a very dif… 

Your Point of View

Your Point of View

The internet has altered many aspects of the world we live in. 

Birdland by Simon Stephens

Birdland by Simon Stephens

yt2 return with Birdland by the Olivier and Tony award-winning Simon Stephens. 

Women at War

Women at War

Women at War is an interesting piece which explores the gendered dimensions of warfare through a monologue by a female American soldier serving in Afghanistan. 

Bacchae

Bacchae

Both faithful and frantic, young company Flying Pig Theatre have produced a very satisfying version of Euripides’ Bacchae with a deft touch. 

The Last Queen of Scotland

The Last Queen of Scotland

The Last Queen of Scotland is a bold and original new piece of writing by Jaimini Jethwa, commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland and Dundee Rep, and produced by Stellar Q… 

10 Rillington Place

10 Rillington Place

10 Rillington Place is successful in creating a chillingly uncanny aura; a domestic scene is twisted from the familiar into the unthinkable. 

Patience

Patience

The story of two women in need of a liver transplant: Sophie Undridge, a young woman with autoimmune hepatitis, whose life has been reduced to medication and hospitalisation, and B… 

Penetrator

Penetrator

Edinburgh flatmates Max and Alan are perfectly happy swapping banter and joints after a long day of doing nothing. 

Jelly Beans

Jelly Beans

Jelly Beans is a really, really horrible play. 

The Play

The Play

Unafraid to show the peaks and troughs of getting over an upsetting event, TheForgottenMoose Theatre Company put on an endearing performance of their original piece: The Play. 

Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters

Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters

This play is an abridged version of the stage adaptation of late novelist Terry Pratchett’s sixth Discworld book which is in itself a parody of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. 

Someone Dies at the End

Someone Dies at the End

A small group of survivors huddle in a bunker, eating beans and reminiscing on their favourite foods. 

How to Act

How to Act

How to Act is set up as a masterclass in acting with a fantastic twist that brings questions of race and gender into a topical debate. 

My Real Life

My Real Life

Noel has multiple sclerosis. 

The Edelweiss Pirates

The Edelweiss Pirates

A touching piece of theatre, the young performers of Parker & Snell Youth Company have created an effective retelling of The Edelweiss Pirates and their struggle during the Second … 

Changelings

Changelings

Pucqui Collaborative’s Changelings is a thoughtful story about two very different existences colliding and attempting to translate one another. 

Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central is a play based on true events, written and directed by Lauren Dowie. 

Stiff Dicky

Stiff Dicky

Theatre aiming to portray the lives of millennials is so often completely wrong and patronising (no, we don’t say the word ‘rad’ any more, or believe that wearing snapbacks i… 

Freedom

Freedom

Based on the true story of a Ugandan orphan, Amelia, whose parents died in a house fire. 

The D-Day Dodgers. An Attempt to Right a Wrong.

The D-Day Dodgers. An Attempt to Right a Wrong.

One million people on all sides were killed in Italy in WW2. 

Ivona, Princess of Burgundia – Tibaldus

Ivona, Princess of Burgundia – Tibaldus

Timeau De Keyser, Hans Mortelmans and Simon De Winne – together known as Tibaldus – are one of Belgium’s most exciting and innovative young companies whose work is fierce, su… 

A While With Seamus Heaney

A While With Seamus Heaney

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

Died Blondes

Died Blondes

Marilyn Monroe, movie star. 

Not About Heroes

Not About Heroes

Too often, we see the First World War as a stretch of years where only war happened, followed by years where the art about the war exploded in its disruptive manner. 

Glitter Punch

Glitter Punch

Some Riot theatre’s new play is a rollercoaster of love, loss and the passion and pain of being young that hooks you from the first word, makes you fall in love with it then breaks… 

Heather

Heather

Fifty years ago, Roland Barthes told us to forget what we know about an author when reading a text. 

Stand By

Stand By

There’s a real sense of excitement in the run-up to Stand By, not least thanks to the slightly-unusual venue—inside an Army Reserve Centre in the north of the New Town. 

The Hong Kong Three Sisters

The Hong Kong Three Sisters

Premiered in 1901 in Moscow, The Three Sisters by Chekhov is a play perhaps surprisingly easy to adapt to many different circumstances, as it speaks about characters’ dreams for … 

Lunch Girls

Lunch Girls

Bee, Dee, Jay and Vee – will they ever do lunch? Dee’s a bitch, Jay’s in love (but who with?), Dee’s got Harry’s mother’s dodgy wheelchair to deal with, and Bee worries about eve… 

Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring

Jack and Annie had the perfect relationship, right up until the day they didn’t anymore. 

A Feyre Tale

A Feyre Tale

New writer Priscilla Berringer collaborates with Joanna Faith Habershon (2016’s Soft, the Moon Rose), taking a fresh look at old time classic Jane Eyre through the eyes of a fail… 

NSFW

NSFW

‘The articles are shit. 

Dick in Space

Dick in Space

The biggest Dick in the universe is on a plural mission: murder investigation, self-destruction and solving the riddles of the universe – taking on God, Napoleon and unruly human… 

The Importance of Being Frank

The Importance of Being Frank

Wilde’s much loved masterpiece gets a 1980s revamp. 

Loud in Babel

Loud in Babel

It is 2057 and the world’s population has reached 10 billion. 

Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart

In 1950s Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the Mcgrath sisters have returned home. 

An Actor's Tribute

An Actor's Tribute

An Actor’s Tribute combines new writing with devised content and improv to create a piece of theatre that explores the highs and lows of life from an actor’s point of view. 

Home Front – Front Line

Home Front – Front Line

Home Front – Front Line tells the story of WWII through the lives of a young couple: Lizzie, a young woman serving on the home front with the Women’s Land Army, and Tom, serving … 

I Am Your Love Story

I Am Your Love Story

Period production set in India in the 1940s, staging a spiritual journey two people take as they step foot into the theatre of life. 

Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

Powerful one-man show based on the much-loved WWI novel by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse). 

Bassett

Bassett

At Wootton Bassett School, Leo’s class has been locked in. 

Vaccine

Vaccine

Vaccine is a searing new drama created by the newly formed Warwick University company, Juvenilia. 

Space Dogs

Space Dogs

Space Dogs is a historical comedy drama set in the early days of the Cold War. 

Empty Shoes

Empty Shoes

Imagine a lifetime of feeling invisible. 

The Pitchfork Disney

The Pitchfork Disney

Ridley’s modern classic sees Presley and Haley as orphaned and perpetually infantilised 28 year-olds, unable to leave their East London flat for ten years following their parents… 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

It’s 1956, when men slayed business on the golf course and women had the dinner waiting. 

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Woyzeck ekes out a living on a meagre wage, earning pennies by eating peas for a dodgy clinical trial, while his wife cheats on him and everyone finds him pathetic. 

Dirty Bitches

Dirty Bitches

This play tells the story of Sophia, a street prostitute, and Serephina, a high class escort. 

Late to the Party

Late to the Party

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

I'm Always the Bridesmaid

I'm Always the Bridesmaid

Halfway through David Tsonos’ tedious and rambling show, a former boyfriend, one of the many trotted out as a manifested recollection from the trio of bridesmaids, appears before… 

Cockamamy

Cockamamy

Cockamamy is an adjective meaning ludicrous or nonsensical. 

City Love

City Love

City Love provides an honest and hard-hitting look at relationships, starting with a chance encounter between two young London professionals on a night bus. 

Fox and Hound Presents 1 in 2 Chance

Fox and Hound Presents 1 in 2 Chance

As her lead character, Helen Fox explains that one out of every two people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. 

Gypsy Queen

Gypsy Queen

Despite Hope Theatre Company’s name, this production did not leave me very hopeful about the issue it was raising – that of discrimination against LGBT people in sport. 

Avalon

Avalon

This is an insight into a piece of work in its infancy, and it does have a long way to go before it stands on its own two feet. 

Speaking in Tongues: The Truths

Speaking in Tongues: The Truths

Sometimes, just one good idea is enough to make a show a success. 

Raton Laveur

Raton Laveur

Raton Laveur – meaning raccoon – is an original, bold, black comedy brought to us by Australian theatre company Fairly Lucid Productions, who are making their debut at the Edin… 

The Amazing Clinic of Armour and Smith

The Amazing Clinic of Armour and Smith

The Amazing Clinic of Armour and Smith is an amusing farce about a doctor’s waiting room filled with patients in desperate need of solutions to their relationship problems. 

Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

Opening with an audio recording of various real-life political statements – given by both normal citizens and political leaders – Sleepwalkers quickly registers its interest in… 

Frozen

Frozen

One evening, 10-year-old Rhona goes missing. 

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Based on the true story of the senseless, unsolved stabbing of a teenager, Dan Bishop’s dark comedy explores the impact random acts of violence have on young people, and their un… 

Beauty

Beauty

‘What is an artist without his muse?’ Beauty constantly asks this question as it delves into what it really means to create a legacy as an artist, and investigates how mo… 

About a Goth

About a Goth

Life as a Goth is not easy. 

Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus

No crocodile tears are involved in this deeply moving one woman monologue; it is emotion in its purest, most innocent form. 

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

Hollywood: home to the fools who dream. 

Taiwan Season: Ever Never

Taiwan Season: Ever Never

Poignant and humorous, this is a semi-autobiographical piece of writing which roots itself in Co-coism director Hung Chien-Han’s upbringing. 

Five Kinds of Silence

Five Kinds of Silence

This jump-cutting adaptation of Shelagh Stephenson’s drama following two generations of domestic abuse is a decent attempt at a school-level production. 

Shame

Shame

Glasgow theatre company Tidy Carnage explore the modern phenomenon of internet shaming by fusing theatre and film through Shame, written and performed by Belle Jones. 

Misterman

Misterman

For a one-man play, Enda Walsh’s Misterman feels almost mythically large in its intensity. 

Brothers

Brothers

Performing to a deservedly sold out crowd, this piece aims to start a conversation with its audience about a topic that is too often neglected. 

The Whip Hand

The Whip Hand

The Traverse Theatre is onto a winner with its programming this year. 

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

This cleverly written piece by Sam Steiner may be back for a third year at the Fringe, but Walrus Theatre has still managed to create something fresh in this wonderful, captivating… 

Out Of Love

Out Of Love

Written by award winning playwright Elinor Cook, Out of Love is a stunning piece of new writing which conveys the absolute power of female friendship, something which is often over… 

Whore: A Kid's Play

Whore: A Kid's Play

In our youth-obsessed society, women become sexualised at a very young age. 

Moonlight After Midnight

Moonlight After Midnight

If Moonlight After Midnight were easier to follow, I’m sure it would make for an incredible piece from Concrete Drops Theatre. 

Pornography by Simon Stephens

Pornography by Simon Stephens

It is ten years since Simon Stephens captured the chaos of London in 2005: within a few days London went from celebrating Live8 and the announcement that they would be hosting the … 

Boondocks

Boondocks

Set in a bush, this play gets quickly into its own stride, with a persistent odd humour which flips on its head anything you thought you knew about a conversation between three you… 

Kafka and Son

Kafka and Son

At the age of 36, Franz Kafka sat down to write a letter to his father that would never be sent. 

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Laurel and Hardy remain the most popular comedy double act of all time, on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Reduced Shakespeare Company – William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

Reduced Shakespeare Company – William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

The alternative RSC’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s works might more succinctly be titled Shakespeare: The Pantomime. 

Bottleneck

Bottleneck

There’s a lot going on in Luke Barnes’ Bottleneck. 

The Rape of Artemisia Gentileschi

The Rape of Artemisia Gentileschi

A true story, this dramatic two-hander is a fascinating exploration of 17th century life in the city of Rome filled with drama, conflict and art. 

Kara Sevda

Kara Sevda

In the post apocalyptic world of nuclear winter, two strangers with the world on their shoulders, meet on a bench. 

Screaming Body – Découpage Collective

Screaming Body – Découpage Collective

The Medea of Euripides is a story of love, of life, of murder and of how all three interlink. 

Brutal Cessation

Brutal Cessation

Described by its creator as a two-actor play of “a relationship rotting” and a manifestation of domestic “purgatory”, it quite quickly becomes apparent through this tense a… 

Gratiano

Gratiano

In Gratiano, a forgettable side character from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice steps on stage for an hour for a solo show about heroes, villains, nobodies and the rise of fa… 

Deadly Dialogues

Deadly Dialogues

Quilliam transported us into their world with this innovative, captivating, controversial performance which examined Islamic radicalisation in a series of complex twists and turns. 

Lord Dismiss Us

Lord Dismiss Us

Scottish award-winning playwright and novelist Glenn Chandler’s best-known work might be television detective series Taggart, but he also has a string of successful plays and pro… 

Goody

Goody

Nestled in what seems, somewhat appropriately, to be a shipping container in the Pleasance Courtyard, two creatures on a journey with no origin point or destination try to figure e… 

Fourth Monkey's Women of Greece: Medusa

Fourth Monkey's Women of Greece: Medusa

Energetic, disturbing and just a bit confusing, Fourth Monkey’s latest offering of physical theatre crashes onto the festival stage in this entertaining if messy and uneven reworki… 

The Truman Capote Talk Show

The Truman Capote Talk Show

Truman Capote regards us with a look that cannot be readily deciphered. 

Buried: A New Musical

Buried: A New Musical

“A musical about two serial killers,” is how Buried: A New Musical by Colla Voce Theatre describes itself. 

The Interview

The Interview

An intense thriller challenging the villains of the business world, the bullies who take pleasure in their success over others, no matter what it takes. 

Tobacco

Tobacco

If you are looking for a show that demonstrates exceptional acting and physical theatre skills Tobacco is where you will find it. 

Fox and Hound Presents Tennessee Williams' Ivan's Widow and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

Fox and Hound Presents Tennessee Williams' Ivan's Widow and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

For lovers of Tennessee Williams and anyone who appreciates good theatre the double bill of Ivan’s Widow and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen makes for a very rewardin… 

The F Word

The F Word

It’s a rainy day in Edinburgh and I’m not in the mood for a My Sister’s Keeper type of cancer play. 

The Bearpit

The Bearpit

Glimpses of a toxic relationship. 

Descent

Descent

Good theatre should make you feel something and by that definition alone, this was great theatre. 

Miss Julie, Clarissa and John

Miss Julie, Clarissa and John

Inspired by August Strindberg’s groundbreaking 1888 naturalistic drama, Miss Julie, the action is relocated to a Reconstruction Era Virginia plantation. 

Golf Course War Machine

Golf Course War Machine

NATO Summit, 2014, Newport, Wales: Pippa is dazed, hungover and staging her own personal protest on the Coldra roundabout. 

Translunar Paradise

Translunar Paradise

Theatre Ad Infinitum have been a Fringe favourite for years; creating thought provoking and beautiful shows to touch both your heart and your mind. 

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

It’s 54 years since the last conscripted British citizens returned to civilian life after completing their National Service. 

The Damned United

The Damned United

Powerful and demanding, Red Ladder Theatre Company’s production of The Damned United is every bit as belligerent and uncompromising as the protagonist of its story. 

Scenes from Punk Rock

Scenes from Punk Rock

In the library of a grammar school in Stockport, a group of school pupils gather who appear to lead typical teenage lives. 

The Tale of the Tail

The Tale of the Tail

A child is born. 

Meat

Meat

1533: Henry VIII’s London, the height of negotiations for Britain’s separation from Europe – and Jean and Georges are having their portrait painted. 

The Farmers Lit the Fields on Fire

The Farmers Lit the Fields on Fire

A young bride returns to her family’s rural estate for a weekend-long wedding celebration. 

Kes

Kes

Barry Hines’ iconic novel was turned into one of the greatest British films of all time. 

My Mind is Free

My Mind is Free

Nominated for best play by the Anti-Trafficking Foundation in 2016. 

The Sound of Extras

The Sound of Extras

Ever thought what it was like to be in the most famous film musical of all time? Ponder no further. 

Boy in a Bottle

Boy in a Bottle

A boy washed up on the tide. 

Multitudes

Multitudes

Walt Whitman stops somewhere, waiting for you. 

Migrant Sisters

Migrant Sisters

Two Irish and eastern European women talk about immigration. 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling’s classic jungle tale is a blend of fear, wonderment, danger and discovery, brought to life by this talented youth group. 

The Principle of Uncertainty

The Principle of Uncertainty

Making a show about science interesting to a general audience is an extremely difficult feat. 

Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here

Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here

Three male dancers perform Company Chordelia & Solar Bear’s Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here choreographed by Kally Lloyd-Jones and cast. 

Secrets

Secrets

Wealth and poverty, opportunity or not, Treasure and India. 

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

A group of boys crash-landed on a deserted Pacific Island begins this dark and disturbing tale of savagery, bullying and the breakdown of civilised society. 

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story won the first Broadway Baby Bobby Award in 2014 as one of the most outstanding productions of that year’s Festival Fringe. 

These Walls

These Walls

These Walls is about young women facing walls in their lives. 

Sugar & Salt

Sugar & Salt

Moni’s got guts and a promiscuous disposition. 

A Glass of Nothing

A Glass of Nothing

Frumpy, single and jobless? What else can a twenty-something woman do but gulp a bittersweet glass of nothing? Fizzing with dark comedy, Beth transforms into the world’s most des… 

The Burial of the Rats

The Burial of the Rats

Fourth Monkey return to the Fringe with a fearless and bold new piece of work, inspired by Bram Stoker’s short story of the same title and directed by associate director Simone Cox… 

Mine

Mine

Take three different couples and get them all pregnant. 

Volition

Volition

If you could change one decision from your past, would you do it? If your answer is yes, we at Volition Inc may be able to help. 

Fred and Rose

Fred and Rose

Three decades of killing - 24 hours to break the case. 

Prospect High: Brooklyn

Prospect High: Brooklyn

Listen closely with empathy to what high school students are saying. 

Rock and Hunt

Rock and Hunt

‘You live your whole life and then it’s just you. 

The Plum Tree

The Plum Tree

Jan Groenewald takes us on a harrowing journey through a childhood experience of sexual violation to victory and riches. 

Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along

Following last year’s five-star reviews for Sondheim’s Assassins at the Fringe, BB Theatre Productions present a poignant, uplifting musical which explores friendship, ambition and… 

100

100

Imagine that you have only one hour to choose one single memory from your life – and everything else will be erased forever. 

Nerdf*cker: a solo play with bad boundaries

Nerdf*cker: a solo play with bad boundaries

Cameryn Moore has made a name for herself as one of the Fringe’s great taboo busters, especially on the subject of sex. 

Like Blood From a Cheap Cigar

Like Blood From a Cheap Cigar

Like Blood From a Cheap Cigar is a personal glimpse inside the intense, damaged relationship between George, a past-his-prime bad boy and Margo, his pretty, significantly younger g… 

Cannonball

Cannonball

The Florence Theatre Company presents Cannonball, an irreverent new drama making its Edinburgh Fringe debut following the company’s sell-out production of America at the Chelsea … 

Hope

Hope

Hope can be found, even in the darkest days of our lives. 

Home

Home

A play about hope that centres around a homeless man as he tries to get his first home. 

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A play, a pie and a pint. 

Edgartown

Edgartown

A killer haunts the shores of Edgartown. 

Schiz

Schiz

Benjamin Teel, a paranoid schizophrenic, believes he is responsible for the murder of millions. 

Out of the Bad

Out of the Bad

A black comedy dealing with complicated lives, loves and buried secrets. 

The Truth

The Truth

By Andrew St Clair James. Truth boxes are delivered around the world. What Truth is inside? Should they be opened? Would you want anyone to know your truth? 

Fourth Monkey's Women of Greece: Pandora

Fourth Monkey's Women of Greece: Pandora

***** (FringeGuru. 

The House of Bernarda Alba

The House of Bernarda Alba

Finished just two months before the author’s murder on 18 August 1936 by a gang of Franco’s supporters, The House of Bernarda Alba is now accepted as Lorca’s great masterpiece of l… 

Fourth Monkey's Women of Greece: Persephone

Fourth Monkey's Women of Greece: Persephone

***** (FringeGuru. 

Elegy for an Echo

Elegy for an Echo

‘Tell me Connor, what happens when you run out? What happens when you take that last pill?’ With the clinical drug trial of Exspiravitacillin coming to an end, Connor faces losing … 

The House of Bernarda Alba

The House of Bernarda Alba

Finished just two months before the author’s murder on 18 August 1936 by a gang of Franco’s supporters, The House of Bernarda Alba is now accepted as Lorca’s great masterpiece of l… 

Girls Like That

Girls Like That

A tight-knit group of school friends are learning about the struggles of the Suffragette movement, but none of them are really listening. 

Open Heart Surgery

Open Heart Surgery

Business is bad for conservative relationship counsellor Sandra. 

Your Love Is Fire

Your Love Is Fire

In the latest text by Mudar Alhaggi, this play is about daily life in the midst of the Syrian war, the waiting and the disappointed illusion that the next day might bring about cha… 

The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People

The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People

Terror. 

Death by Shakespeare

Death by Shakespeare

A chorus of bawdy spirits lead you through this physically dynamic amalgamation of Shakespeare’s finest death scenes, which fuse together familiar characters and scenes to create a… 

Grimblewitch

Grimblewitch

Will little Sun defeat Grimblewitch and show her father how to forgive? A Hurly Burly, tale of our time, Grimblewitch fuses storytelling, music and movement to explore the impact o…