Afro-fusion pan-global music and dance fever at La Belle Angele.
Roll up, roll up to Paradi Inclusioni: an animation about wonderful, varied characters with and without disabilities on the search for inspiring personalities for the World Parade …
Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire.
The most famous characters of the Commedia dell’Arte in a one-man show: two couples of lovers, a silly old father and twin brothers detached for a long time… Among funny and un…
A celebration of how culture can cross borders, told through an uplifting medley of feisty Flamenco, Scottish step, Indian Classical, Bollywood and contemporary dance with exhilara…
What is Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart without men? Two actresses meet to rehearse a two-woman version of Schiller’s play.
Sit down by the telephone, pick it up… and experience a unique theatrical and literary moment with a French actor, talking from Paris city! Inspired by the deliciously old-fashio…
HaHanitarian Intervention is a standup comedy show by diverse international com(ic)batants from different countries (Russia, USA, UK-Zimbabwe, Canada, Malaysia) united by comedy a…
How can we reconcile the need for freedom and security in a relationship? Where does mindful self-protection end and where does compulsive self-isolation begin? At what point is it…
This brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform much-loved favourites from the musicals with their legendary skill and infectious enjoyment.
A celebration of the life and songs of one of the most influential performers and humanitarians of the 1970’s. Performed by ‘one of Scotland’s best singers’ (Tom Paxton).
#16Candles2SayAnything – 80s movies are reimagined for 2020! Chicago’s award-winning Wego Drama returns to the Fringe with an all-new production inspired by all the classic 80s…
Meet Sam Morrison: a 24-year old American comedian with a theatrical flair and a penchant for daddies.
Beyond Borders International Festival returns to the tranquil setting of Traquair House for its 10th year, bringing together world-renowned broadcasters, writers, thinkers, artists…
The Community Centre! is a comedy show written, acted and directed by multi-ethnic artists.
Narukami Thunder God is a Japanese tale of deception, seduction and betrayal.
The Perfect Body is a one woman show written and performed by Lavinia Savignoni.
What’s done is done.
Le Coup, in the Underbelly Circus Hub’s ‘The Beauty’ tent, is perfectly programmed.
Every night, a debauched affair of revelries and frivolity can be found in the depths of the Raging Bull bar on Lothian Road.
As an Indian-American immigrant living in the Middle East, Arzoo is bombarded with mixed messages on how to be a proper lady.
Blindfolded and restrained behind a wall of screens, a journey through podcasts, audio porn and physical exhaustion awaits.
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.
Christopher Watts returns to the Festival Fringe with his one-man-show, Bleeding Black, at Greenside, Nicolson Square.
Arising out of Berlin and Hollywood open stages, this group showcase raises a fist with one hand and holds a glass with the other against the fact that the world we live in is a co…
What was the first thing you bought? Is there something you would like to pass on? If you were a pharaoh, what thing would you like to be buried with? Still Life is a piece that fo…
How do you confess your wildest dreams when words fall short? Follow the journey of Xingxing, the boy from the stars, as he’s thrust into the midst of city life.
Qing refers to the green of Chinese.
Cook and clean and not be seen.
The time is now, the place is here, and Karl Marx is back from the dead.
A body is washed up on the shores of the Faroe Islands, rain softly splatters on a coat, a video projection comes into view and live music fills our ears.
Korean Poetry is a profound musical project using diverse eastern and western instruments to freely cross musical genres to showcase core themes of traditional Korean music and poe…
Showcase includes: In Mist and Rain by Arts of China, Letter from An Unknown Woman by The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Hear of The Lights by Ningbo Municipal Culture &…
The Transatlantic Happiness Project presents top-notch jazz Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Leith Depot.
Misha Rachlevsky and the multi award-winning Russian String Orchestra return for seven special evening concerts, each totally different, showcasing major works from the 18th centur…
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Forest in question refers to the cast – a fourteen strong group of graduates from the Moscow Art Theatre School.
For the 16th year, this brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform their world music mix with virtuoso skill and infectious enjoyment.
Monster choreographed and performed by Yen-Cheng Liu of Dua Shin Te Production is a show about the monster within us but the trouble with alienation is that it alienates the audien…
Zuma Puma is an accomplished clown, who uses her skill to draw an audience in to a compelling narrative about what it is to experience shame as a woman.
The Herald’s Critics’ Festival Pick, 2019.
An English lawyer, a German IT guy, and an Israeli TV writer throw away their life to entertain you.
Brought to you by the folk orchestra of Hangzhou Jiangnan Experimental School of Zhejiang.
Deepu Dileepan presents a string of wildly hilarious stories that deconstructs belongingness in present day society.
2019 sees our (your) Jacques enter his 10th year as a full-time comic.
Afternoon concerts have long been a feature of our day-to-day activities at St Giles’ Cathedral, and each year we continue to welcome artists from all over the world to perform in …
The Youth Choir of Shanghai Grand Theatre present a delightful programme of classical and popular material.
The Argentinean, New York-based comedian explores how the concept of privilege works around the world and challenges the existence of white privilege.
Lucie Pohl is an extremely talented performer; this is a statement I cannot stress enough.
The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb.
Presented through Hawaiian hula, chant, and song, this opera dramatises the battle between the chief, Kekuaokalani, who wanted to hold onto the ancient Hawaiian religion, and Lihol…
Fancy a trip to Venice in Edinburgh? Join Arlecchino as he takes on two jobs and two masters.
A moving tale of lives affected by conflict in Kashmir.
These two idiots are about to sell each other out for a chance at making more money than anyone’s ever made at Fringe.
Nina is on her multicultural, mixed-up and unfinished journey to matrimony.
Herald Angel (2017) and Spirit of the Fringe (2018) award winners, Misha Rachlevsky and his Russian String Orchestra return with a new series of captivating afternoon concerts.
A musical treat to really raise the spirits! See Misha Rachlevsky and his renowned ensemble of young Russian string players in a slightly different light.
The Eastern European Comedy Festival presents English Speaking Comedy Borsch – the series of shows where some of the biggest acts from Eastern European countries translate their …
Based on a true story.
Super Human explores and pushes the limits of the human body.
Join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin hosted by Dharmander Singh and Neil Numb.
I’ve been single for three years, and I have made use of this time doing exactly what I want to do. The result…? Apparently, I’m a sexual deviant!
My name is Mickey Sharma and I’ve been a comic for 10 years with five Edinburgh shows.
Jive along to jazz, party to punk rock, emote to electronica, caper to classical, wave to world music and tuck into techno with our cherry-picked musical assortment! A powerhouse o…
Magical night-time five-star Flamenco! Combining classical dance, African rhythms and Indian roots, this Sunday Herald Critic’s Choice collaboration provides audiences a glimpse of…
Delightfully deranged and beautifully berserk, Ukrainian group Misanthrope Theatre re-ignite the flames of rebellion and fervour that saw Alfred Jarry’s play close upon its openi…
A fictitious talk show with a live audience, featuring a guest from the afterlife.
Internationally unknown French American stand-up comedian Clara Bijl brings an hour of brand new stand-up comedy back to Edinburgh for the second year in a row.
Music is a journey: across countries, cultures, and time.
India’s top comic and global sensation Vir Das returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a limited run only with his brand-new internationally touring show Loved.
Comedic musings from an American artist who moved from Ohio to Brooklyn to Iceland.
Motherhood: the most celebrated and exploited condition of human existence.
Zoë has been on hiatus.
Internationally touring, Spanish Embassy endorsed, Ricardo Garcia brings ‘sensational flamenco with an international flavour’ **** (Herald, 2016).
Zimbabwean artists make some of the best stone sculptures in the world.
I Run is a Danish one-man play about running and grief.
Rising Australian comedian and successful foot model (sells photos of her toes to foot perverts for cash) Brodi Snook was once told by a first date that she was a handful.
A new world where cheerful totalitarianism is the fashion; where cities promote hilarious mass deportations and funny exterminations; where its leopard-pattern clad locals will do …
A rising star of the Indian stand-up comedy scene, Sumit Anand makes his Edinburgh Fringe debut with a show that has no jokes about Godzilla.
Winning Hearts And Minds is a show about love and populism.
Loyiso Gola dives into years of pop culture and the way they have shaped our lives.
Two-time SA Comic’s Choice Award winner, South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout is back in the UK with his Edinburgh debut.
Anuvab Pal is trying to understand a thousand years of this bewildering British Isle through his Indian lens, deploying respectable tools he’s mastered like corruption, deceit and …
‘The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe’ **** (AdelaideNow.
Rangoli is an Indian decorative art form traditionally designed and created by women to reflect the natural world.
Based on the painting Akita no Gyoji by Tsuguharu Foujita (1937), Yoshitaka fuses the Japanese folk elements of Namahage, Hanekawa Kenbayashi and Akita Nikatabushi to create a new …
‘Combined blistering pace with beautifully crafted melodies’ (BroadwayBaby.
Staging of the famous play – Mike Bartlett’s Contractions by St Petersburg A.
In Misha’s Gang, the Russian String Orchestra pays homage to the great composers.
Based on Chandradhar Sharma Guleri’s iconic Hindi short story Usne Kaha Tha, The Troth is about one soldier, Sardar Lehna Singh, and the sacrifice he makes to keep his secret pro…
The international hit returns for a limited run after touring the world.
Edinburgh International Marketing Festival.
Some plays lend themselves to radical reinterpretations and stagings while others need handling with more care.
Come and hear Shetland’s premier harpist Sophie Rocks take you on an enthralling cultural musical journey all the way from her peaceful northern archipelago homeland to the most …
Following sell-out shows in 2017, Bruce returns with more Dylan, Paxton, Seeger, Simon, etc.
Cleaning out her grandmother's old basement after her death, amongst the usual detritus a woman finds a tape recorder and an accompanying tape which tells the kind of story usu…
A fresh, ground-breaking performance from Athens.
A request for sex talk in German, a crippling back injury and coming out to her religious grandmother.
Long before Luke Skywalker, another hero mastered the sabre, and fought imperial forces.
As the audience file in Rose Matafeo is playing table tennis with members of the front row, in a gimmick that does not factor into the later story at any point.
It’s hard to tell you to go see Huff at Summerhall’s CanadaHub, but I absolutely must.
Finnish Oulu traditional dance and folk music combines traditional Scottish dance and contemporary dance styles.
A rare visit to the UK for this deeply expressive Brazilian singer-songwriter and her band.
A series of very special evening concerts which combine the wonderfully vibrant playing of the Herald Angel Award-winning Russian String Orchestra with the atmospheric and historic…
Sam is a young Kiwi who discovers the thrill and adrenaline of following professional rugby.
Panchkanya: sufferings of five heroines of Indian mythology are experienced by many Indian women to this date.
Fringe hit! A different daily bill of global stand-up comedy stars.
A vibrant and joyous performance showcasing the best of young talent from China and featuring over 15 unique Chinese folk dances.
The world’s most dangerous ukulele group is back in 2018.
Three stories meet on stage.
Visit St Giles’ Cathedral and enjoy a relaxed musical concert from performers from all over the world in a unique and beautiful historical setting.
A truly unique exhibition inspired by the historic Silk Road connecting East and West, featuring an array of paintings by 200 talented children and young people from over 20 Chines…
How does a shy Norwegian from the fjords end up leaving home and becoming a unique award-winning comedian in the UK? Surely there’s more to it than simply putting a W in front of…
One of Australia’s finest and youngest comedians comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time with his one hour show, Ben McCarthy: Nevermind.
‘One of the best music shows … in week one of the festival’ (List).
The Island is an award-winning and acclaimed apartheid-era play written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona.
Herald Angel winners on their 2017 Fringe debut, Misha Rachlevsky and his 14-strong Gang (Russian String Orchestra) return to Edinburgh with a completely new set of powerful music …
Multi award-winning creators of Anton’s Uncles, Track 3, Big Shot and Hot Cat, Theatre Movement Bazaar assembles its ultra-modern troubadours for the company’s latest adventure, …
We live in an increasingly mixed world when it comes to race, sexuality, gender and families.
Amid the violence that followed the British withdrawal from Basra in 2007, a sharp-witted Iraqi woman searches for her missing husband at the behest of her mother-in-law.
Theatre Hooam makes a welcome return to the Fringe with the award-winning Black and White Tea Room.
With five Edinburgh shows under his belt and nine years experience as a professional, Mickey brings his best material. No feelings, just good jokes.
What if Lady Macbeth was the reincarnation of the mysterious White Fox? YVUA Arts present their award-winning About Lady White Fox with the Nine Tales.
By Magne van den Berg, UK premiere.
The British Empire gave Anuvab a colonial accent and British values and suddenly left.
New York’s cosmic comedian Myq (Mike) Kaplan takes you (and himself, and the universe) on a journey of kindness in his Edinburgh debut.
Ramon Rivas (BlazerRamon.
Celebrating poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka, direct from New York City.
Nàdar / Prakriti is the first solo UK exhibition by Indian artist Ravi Agarwal.
Join us in the stunning Playfair Library for this combined exhibition and fashion show.
Scottish singer/songwriter Natalie Clark returns from America for her first Edinburgh Fringe headline performance.
Perfect As You Are is an internationally touring production by Massive Vibe Live! with production and lyrics by Queen Be! It brings alive everyone’s power to benefit all.
What’s the deal with children anyway? Why do parents get such crappy birthday presents? Isn’t it enough to be married – does one have to be happy as well? These and many other qu…
John Hastings is back at the Fringe and this time he’s in love - for real.
This piece asks questions of belief and seeks answers within personal encounters.
Perhaps at the time it was first written this play would have been seen as fantastic, dealing with themes that were deeply entrenched in many of the Soviet plays of the early 1930s…
Hanane Hajj Ali is a Lebanese performer with French citizenship who jogs daily to prevent osteoporosis, depression and obesity.
Locus Amoenus is a poignant, slightly absurdist masterpiece in dramatic irony, in which the audience watches three strangers on a train slowly, unknowingly, going towards their de…
New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances is part of Arab Art Focus, a showcase of new theatre and performance from the Arab region and diaspora.
Wéko is a Taiwanese-born singer-songwriter inspired by her multicultural upbringing in Scotland, Taiwan, Scandinavia and California.
The relationship between musician and dancer is turned on its head during this unique, intimate gallery performance of Bach Cello Suite No 4 by violist Bridget Kinneary and dancer/…
Amnesty International Award winning Blurred Justice is a thrilling and humorous play where the fate of one man lies in the hands of the audience.
I’ll make no bones about it: Pike St.
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…
Everything you would expect from a renowned Russian string orchestra.
Part of Summerhall’s Big in Belgium season, Working Method is an interactive piece which explores the process of making art.
A thoughtful and well-realised production, this play provides a personal perspective on the debate surrounding American gun ownership.
Burns and Quartermaine are the yin and yang of righteous anger.
Wendy’s spellbinding show offers stunning interpretations of contemporary and traditional Scots, French, American and Canadian songs: Leonard Cohen, Mark Knopfler, Robert Burns, …
HSSFC, which comes from Guangdong, China, is a concert band comprising of diverse students majoring in music as well as a professional composer who has performed in the 2010 Asian …
Pip Utton is a veteran of the stage, and of the Edinburgh Festival.
Two of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes fantastically performed by the nine to 16-year-old children from two of China’s schools, Chongqing Foreign Language School and Chongqing…
Brought to you by EnjoyMedia Cultural Company, Carry King is a visually striking, experimental piece of theatre.
Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra performs two concerts at Greyfriars Kirk with players from the Palestine Youth Orchestra.
The Death Squad are pushing the boundaries of the small four-stringed instrument.
In the post apocalyptic world of nuclear winter, two strangers with the world on their shoulders, meet on a bench.
I’m not sure where to begin in dissecting Sasquatch: the Opera.
What is money? For Belgian theatre group Ontroerend Goed, money isn’t actually metal coins or pieces of paper with numbers printed on them, no, money is so much more than a physi…
Enter a Bedouin tent, enjoy Druze cookery, practice Hebrew and Arabic, attend the film theatre, view original art, try on Maskit fashion, learn Sufi dancing and hear from Jewish an…
‘From tango to polka, Bulgarian Horo to hot New Orleans jazz – great skill.
The amount a show takes liberties with narrative should be directly compensated by how much it has to say.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the world most renowned plays, however this year the production will be performed in an entirely unique style, that of traditional Cantonese opera…
Cirkopolis begins from the moment the doors open and the audience filters into the massive space at the EICC.
Award-winning, funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety of innovative electro-luminous objects.
Best Newcomer: it’s a show that combines monologues, film, theater and music, having stand-up comedy as its core.
Back by popular demand following last year’s rousing success.
2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Sell-Out Laurel holder I Am Rhythm takes you on an unforgettable dance and music journey all the way from South Africa.
Chinese physical theatre influenced by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the contemporary Tang Xianzu’s The Peony Pavilion.
After last year’s successful fringe event, celebrity chef, Tommy Miah is running another Street Food Festival experience.
Inspired by the natural, emotional and spiritual migrations that occur after nightfall, Nocturne uses Indian dance and music to summon the different facets of the night: the natura…
In this portrait of Shakespeare’s most beloved heroine – the curious and courageous Rosalind – rising star choreographer James Cousins asks whether women still need to emulat…
A cabaret with the best performance Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Morocco and Scotland have to offer! Come relax with the best drama, comedy, dance, music and otherness from the Arab Wo…
The young performer Suzanne Grotenhuis won a prize for her previous theatre show at a Belgian theatre festival.
He’s back! The German giant returns.
Greet the midnight hour with Dutch comedian Arna Spek and special guests.
The hit-show in its fifth year! Four international top comedians per night, one against one, no allies.
Watch the evolution of Mickey Sharma from an Indian teenager into a British comic.
The incredible, true story of the Wild West’s greatest Lakota warrior, this original one-man drama depicts the quiet, brilliant figure who defied the mighty US military, attempting…
A German Muslim who grew up in Syria, South Africa and Pakistan.
Due to some of the artists being refused visas to enter the UK, we have had to make some changes to the Arab Arts Focus Dance Double Bill.
Possibly the last chance to see European comedians in the UK! Four of London’s funniest new comedians collide in a comedy show to make you chortle.
Are you passionate about food, yet in love with Britain at the same time? This show is for you! The craziest Italian, Alex Martini, brings you his debut solo show, Martini Dry.
Backpackers and travelling comedians have a similar lifestyle, exploring new cultures, traveling light and relying on booze to socialise.
Mickey feels he wasted his 20s and now wants to live all the things he missed out on: sex, drugs, being a stepdad, etc…
Blackbell House has a new governess: poor, plain, Frances Glass.
Acclaimed crooner Mikelangelo (Black Sea Gentlemen, La Clique) takes on three great poets of rock’n’roll: Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, in a show filled with beauty, powe…
The award-winning Italian comedian returns with a brand-new show about life outside your comfort zone: politics, people, and what you discover when you leave your sofa to become a …
From out of the future, dissolving himself in fiction, the character of Youness Atbane observes the dynamics of contemporary art in Morocco.
Taha Muhammad Ali is the beautiful optimistic picture of the Palestinian people – of all of us.
Two-time Emmy nominated and Comics’ Choice Award winning Loyiso Gola is one of South Africa’s most loved comedians for a reason.
Marking the 70th anniversary of India’s independence, this exhibition celebrates the richness and visual splendour of two millennia of India’s art.
The Aussies have a certain way with words and in the case Adam Seymour with his hands also.
The Fool follows the events leading to the incarceration of its 3 main characters thanks to a law known as ‘Kevin’s Bill’.
Hari Ho Gati Meri – let my salvation be in the supreme.
Watching Orlando Baxter perform is like sitting down with your favourite teacher again: you hang on his every word.
In the prologue to Malcostume Compagnia Teatrale’s show Machina, the company explains that the word ‘machina’ roughly translates to machine or structure and the company’s n…
Borderline Confrontational is a group of students and graduates from the Birmingham School of Acting.
‘Don’t you find, that the good thing about home is that leaving, as coming back, can equally be the greatest thing?’ ‘Mr.
The biggest comedians from Russia are coming to the Fringe for the very first time! Since 2013, seven million people tune in every Sunday to watch these stars on the critically acc…
This is Japanese Iki! What do you get when you combine breathtaking projection dance, inspired by karate and hip hop, with hilarious traditional Japanese storytelling? You get Japa…
Marking his global tour, China’s legendary composer, Tu Shanxiang, comes to Edinburgh to perform his own traditional Chinese music piece.
Here’s what happens in order: A parody of bourgeois conversation by actors in black morphsuits; a light show to the gaiety of the Ode To Joy; unembellished description of said pi…
Mimi was dubbed ‘Oz, by Canadian icon Bob Wiseman after completion of her sophomore album Three of Swords, 2011.
Barra to Bengal: a fictional Scottish-Indian cultural musical telling the story of two people from opposite ends of the globe as one travels the globe finding friendship with the o…
Chinese Women’s Whispers provides an oasis of calm for weary festival goers.
Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare.
On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as Her Young Lover definitely wins the title of most intriguing show title at the Fringe, and it’s definitely wor…
Lithuanian director Arturas Areima mounts an adaptation of Falk Richter’s play of the same name, Under Ice.
George Orwell once wrote a fairy tale in order to avoid accusations of criticising reality.
Mungo Park proved that any true Scotsman would do almost anything to avoid spending another bloody day in Selkirk.
Lynn Ruth Miller is the poster girl for growing old disgracefully.
La Dolce Vita at Edinburgh’s favourite independent Italian family restaurant Contini Ristorante.
An almost word-free physical and visual performance from Brazilian company ParaladosanjoS.
A music and projection performance through the prism of blues with live music by Justin Lavash and projections by Darrell Jónsson.
Foehn Effect is an intense act, accounted by the actor who takes the public with her on a journey through psychological pain and all the phases that she passes: depression, anger, …
Life has given Australian performance artist Bron Batten what she calls ‘theatrical lemons’.
A twelve-year-old girl writes a poem.
Shark Eat Muffin Theatre Company’s Best Intentions focuses on the perspectives of two regularly overlooked characters in Shakespearean fiction: Angelica the nurse from Romeo and …
Hamlet in Bed is an exploration of one man’s obsession with Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece ‘The play’s the thing’ that forms the subject of the production and also the m…
Loyiso Gola is a rare kind of stand-up comic.
Scottish virtuoso guitarist/composer Simon Thacker returns to create a new Romani musical journey in this dazzling world premiere featuring reimagined Gypsy songs and original work…
Specially produced for the Jilin Culture Week and also staged at the Moscow Kremlin Theatre.
Possibly the most beautiful show you will watch at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, Teatro Delusio is a marvel: original, stunningly choreographed, very funny and incredibly moving.
Through a series of devised monologues, pieces of physical theatre and slam poetry, Lies.
Ontroerend Goed’s World Without Us imagines a future in which humanity has simply ceased to exist, and it’s surprisingly soothing.
With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off, even if you don’t know why.
This brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform an eclectic mix of music with infectious enjoyment – French, jazz, Jewish, traditional, Balkan, tango etc.
If you are a millennial/Gen-Y/Gen-X-er you need to see Neel Kolhatkar.
Offering a poignant and intimate insight into the maladies of corporate life, this contemporary adaptation of Falk Richter’s famous play, by the prominent Lithuanian director Art…
South African sensations return.
[email protected] mount an original adaptation of Tang Xianzu’s A Dream Under the Southern Bough.
You are immediately struck by Alice Fraser’s triumphant gentility as she graces the stage.
Both touching and humorous, It Folds is an experimental exploration of grief, death and the human condition.
Michael Laurence’s dense, complex and lyrically-beautiful script reworks Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape in an exploration of expectation, ageing and memory.
Combining clownesque joy with jaw-dropping skill, a quartet of multi-talented virtuosos escapes the critical eye of their instructor and embarks on a musical journey from Tchaikovs…
NuShu is a coded script invented by women in Hunan, China to record their private thoughts and feelings.
A fresh, upbeat dance show that tells the story of the evolution of rhythm and dance in South Africa.
There were two actresses in Strindberg’s play: one I called his white rose, the other his red rose.
Celebrating 400 years of William Shakespeare, the award-winning [email protected] company from Beijing presents Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and misunderstanding in a refreshing new …
The Rooster is a Palestinian/Lebanese production influenced by thrilling Palestinian dabke folk dance, conveying the sociopolitical experience of the region through the character o…
After a wonderful 10-year relationship (yep, there’s no ex hating in this show) watch a 33-year-old man embarrass himself, trying to beat his sexual record of.
Mickey Sharma is back with Sharma Sharma.
‘The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe’ **** (Advertiser, Adelaide).
The United States of Edinburgh.
Ubuntu, meaning compassion and humanity, is a show that speaks about unity amongst the African continent and the world.
Emily Tresidder explores ‘the Zen of Crazy’ and the myriad of things that have come to be defined as such.
‘These singers know how to dazzle and excite their audience.
This long-established international art photography exhibition features over 200 prints from all over the world.
That the character of Paul Abacus was created in 2009 – three years after TED talks became available to watch online – is no surprise at all.
One of several pieces of modern American writing brought to the Fringe by Phantom Owl Productions, Neil Labute’s 1989 play Filthy Talk for Troubled Times takes a frank look at ge…
Rock’n’roll spectacle! What are you looking for in an American rock band? Energy? Passion? General shenanigans? TMSB is coming to EdFringe! Guitars, keys, harmonies, drums, bass, a…
Following a sell-out debut UK tour with critically acclaimed show The Racist, South African megastar and newly announced Daily Show host Trevor Noah returns to Edinburgh with a bra…
Forced Entertainment have a legendary reputation for creating innovative, engaging and challenging theatre and performance.
Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez have once again brought their surreal blend of comedy and physical theatre to Edinburgh, and this time they’re taking on a classic of world literatu…
Ang Li is the most controversial woman writer in Taiwan.
Alex Williamson possesses the confidence and charisma necessary for performing for large crowds, a man who grasps the essence of comedy with a promising career ahead of him.
Six performances only! The multi award-winning international hit play returns for its final Edinburgh performances.
WeAct is the premier amateur theatrical drama group in China.
From the title, Gruesome Playground Injuries sounds like grim viewing.
‘One of the best acts to happen to South African comedy’ (Argus).
Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani were the greatest guitar composers and virtuosos in the classical era.
The team behind the Fringe First winning Grounded (2013) are back with a powerfully human tragedy – one that grapples with issues of belief clearly and concisely, without recours…
Ashes Afar follows the story of a migrant couple from different cultures in a volatile relationship.
This double bill of new writing by Tom Coash brings us to Cairo, where we’re welcomed with dates and hookah pipes.
Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy started out as two plays in a year-long project by One World Actors Centre (Kuwait) to produce Jean Anouilh’s Antigone in both English and Arabic.
The history of Chinese folk music is one of the longest unbroken musical lineages in the world, representing over three thousand years of tradition.
What does Tomorrow mean to playwrights across the globe? This year the Traverse has commissioned six leading playwrights from China, Egypt, Ukraine, Canada, Turkey and Scotland to …
Joel is Australia’s hottest comedy star right now.
In April 1968, Martin Luther King Jr went to Memphis.
The Day Before the Fair Album Launch – an arsenal of eclectic instruments.
Founded in 1960, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas boast a string of classic Motown hits, including (Love is Like a) Heat Wave, Nowhere to Run, Jimmy Mack, Bless You and Dancing in t…
A nun and an ex-con find themselves on the run across Ireland, carrying two film rolls, identical in appearance but with very different sets of pictures on them.
Full Tilt Janis: The Australian Janis Joplin Tribute Show captures the sound, feel and attitude of the infamous Janis Joplin.
At once frenetic and contemplative, Budge3 is an intricate knot of elastic energy, dance that is fit to burst at any moment.
The Sacred Room of Desire, written and directed by Carola Benedetto tells the story of the Hindu pantheon family of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha.
This charming double bill from Puppets Being Theatre uses poise and precision to bring to life ingenious paper creations.
Drawing on their huge catalogue of classic bits, always introducing new material and lacing it all together with bizarre improvised tangents, the Pajama Men create an anarchic nigh…
Winter Is Coming.
A new play from South African playwright Amy Jephta, Flight Lessons sees actress Saria Steel play two friends on opposite sides of the world.
I don’t know exactly how many German comics there are on the circuit but, as Christian Schulte-Loh points out, such is their rarity that he has managed to secure both the germanc…
Traces has been amazing audiences around the world for nigh on a decade; it is a testament to the visual and theatrical power of the show that it’s lasted as long as it has.
Set against the dramatic and hauntingly beautiful backdrop of the South African landscape, these 15 works by Meyer offer a personal and compelling look into how war affects individ…
In Poker Night Blues, Williams’ masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire is undone – dismantled and distilled to its essential elements.
Formosa Circus Art company blends circus, dance and theatre skills.
Follow Sanla and his wife on a journey of love, life and Okinawa tradition.
Winners of the 2013 and 2014 Billy T award.
Mickey is an Indian, that was born in Pakistan (it’s true).
‘A raconteur extraordinaire! One of a kind! Sunshine is star!’ (Japan Times).
‘Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable.
Taiwan’s indigenous peoples have inhabited the island for 12,000 years, and seen many new cultures arrive and depart over the centuries.
Winner Best Newcomer 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Karma hasn’t caught up with Mickey yet… He has a great life despite messing things up on regular basis.
‘Brilliant and evocative’ (Westword.
Aussie comic and Internet Superstar, Frenchy, has sold out every show he’s done in the last two years – so don’t let Edinburgh drop the ball! The world’s worst adult, Frenc…
After sell-out solo shows and tours across Australia Neel returns for his second Edinburgh solo outing with Truth Be Told.
Aussie Edinburgh favourites return with a killer new show.
Berlin-based masters of mask theatre return to the Fringe with a hilarious tale of a family hotel set in an Alpine resort, where they are struggling to keep the business alive and …
Escape the thunderous thrill of the High Street! Unwind and enjoy tranquillity, inspiring music and stunning architecture in the medieval heart of Edinburgh.
Exhibition of fine Chinese silk embroidery by Su Embroidery Studio from Suzhou, China.
Returning after bringing all of the noise in 2018, David’s had time to reflect on one heck of a year.
From passionate melodies to captivating modern beats, this piano concert performed by the eclectic Italian artist Sonja Toja will at first take you through some of the most signifi…
Old and new beats meet performance poetry paying tribute to South Africa’s legends.
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