Beyond Borders International Festival 2022

Beyond Borders International Festival 2022

The Beyond Borders International Festival is a weekend of discussion, debate, music, art, food and drink with Scottish and international artists, authors, broadcasters, politicians… 

Is This the Real Life?

Is This the Real Life?

As an international Chinese student who has been impacted by different thoughts from the East and the West, he often loses sleep and has many weird dreams from the anxieties of Uni… 

Hedda, Nora, Julie and Me

Hedda, Nora, Julie and Me

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

Another Universe

Another Universe

What might have been if you hadn’t taken that job? Missed your flight home? Stayed with your ex? Poet and producer, Miss Leading presents her solo poetry show Another Universe us… 

Schalk Bezuidenhout: I'll Make Laugh To You (Like You Want Me To)

Schalk Bezuidenhout: I'll Make Laugh To You (Like You Want Me To)

Following an incredible Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2019 and fresh from a 2022 Netflix special, Schalk Bezuidenhout is back with love in his heart and jokes in his pocket. 

Miss Magics

Miss Magics

Do you believe in magic? Boo and Bunny are best friends. 

Beyond Signs – European Project – Access for Deaf in the Art Sector

Beyond Signs – European Project – Access for Deaf in the Art Sector

From the experience of the Europe Funded Deaf-led project Beyond Signs, we invite professionals and artists from Scotland and abroad to support and participate in the International… 

Geraldine Quinn: BROAD

Geraldine Quinn: BROAD

Nominee: Best Show 2022 Melbourne Comedy Festival. 

David Vernon and Dick Lee: The Sound of Musicals

David Vernon and Dick Lee: The Sound of Musicals

The brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform much-loved favourites from the musicals with their legendary skill and infectious enjoyment. 

La Merda

La Merda

10 years on from its 2012 Fringe debut, La Merda remains raw and relevant. 

Are You Guilty?

Are You Guilty?

Korea’s TOB Group presents a double bill of contemporary dance shows exploring the bystander effect and mass consumerism. 

Found Our Funny at the Fringe

Found Our Funny at the Fringe

After searching far and wide, Barcelona’s finest comedic talents have Found their Funny, packed it in a bag and brought it all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe for your amusement! B… 

Sobriety on the Rocks

Sobriety on the Rocks

It’s Richard’s fourth day in hospital, involuntarily detoxing, and he’s itching for a drink. 

The Mostest Colour

The Mostest Colour

A childless man volunteers to mentor a troubled, fatherless boy. 

Taiwan Season: Loud and Clear and in Sight: Female Visibility and Creative Voices in the Performing Arts

Taiwan Season: Loud and Clear and in Sight: Female Visibility and Creative Voices in the Performing Arts

Following Taiwan’s first-ever edition of WOW (Women of the World) Festival, this illuminating live/online talk considers how it was set up and delivered. 

Taiwan Season: Loud and Clear and in Sight: Female Visibility and Creative Voices in the Performing Arts

Taiwan Season: Loud and Clear and in Sight: Female Visibility and Creative Voices in the Performing Arts

Following Taiwan’s first-ever edition of WOW (Women of the World) Festival, this illuminating live/online talk considers how it was set up and delivered. 

The One TEEN Show

The One TEEN Show

A Sri Lankan teenager’s quest to stage a live theatre show amidst post-AL angst, a pandemic and a country in crisis, told through a comedic, musical and dramatic multi-character … 

Kuniko Plays Reich: Drumming

Kuniko Plays Reich: Drumming

A tour de force performance of the work which is widely considered musical minimalism’s first masterpiece. 

2022 Greek Comedian of the Year – George Zacharopoulos

2022 Greek Comedian of the Year – George Zacharopoulos

Award-winning comedy from the reigning title holder since 2018. 

Korean Yeonhee Concert

Korean Yeonhee Concert

Variety E-Seo is a young company taking the Korean traditional performing arts in a new direction: this concert takes the form of four pieces of yeonhee music and dance, with rhyth… 

Six Stories

Six Stories

Taking inspiration from the Korean shamanic rituals known as Gut, WeMu reimagines the traditional in a concert combining Western and Korean instruments, creating modern music based… 

2022 Greek Comedian of the Year – George Zacharopoulos

2022 Greek Comedian of the Year – George Zacharopoulos

Award-winning comedy from the reigning title holder since 2018. 

I Got Bit by a Monkey Once

I Got Bit by a Monkey Once

A comedic storytelling show with four true stories: a monkey bite, a bus trip, an arrest, and a mugging. 

Art27's Saber Came to Tea

Art27's Saber Came to Tea

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

Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

A dazzling display of speed, skill and flight lands in Edinburgh this summer, celebrating the first African woman to win Olympic gold. 

Adrian Minkowicz: Brown Privilege II

Adrian Minkowicz: Brown Privilege II

After the success of Brown Privilege, the Argentinean comedian will keep exploring the colonization of the American continent plus vaccines, Ukraine, Prince Andrew and travels to M… 

Marriage in Progress

Marriage in Progress

Marriage in Progress playfully sends up lifelong commitment while celebrating it, and critiques the vanity of performance while revelling in it. 

Comoedia

Comoedia

The most famous characters of the Commedia dell’arte in a one-man show: two couples of lovers, a silly old father, two twin brothers detached for a long time… Among funny and u… 

drop dead gorgeous

drop dead gorgeous

The sparkling eyes. 

Filthy Fringe

Filthy Fringe

The best comedians at the Fringe do the dirtiest jokes they have in hopes that they will get cancelled. Hosted by Chicago comedian Matt Castellvi. 

Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

Developed around the ancient tradition of a Tea Ceremony, a male geisha (award-winning actor Marios Ioannou) begins to question her role as “servant” and “entertainer” operating in… 

Maternity

Maternity

‘I’m still waiting for my child. 

The Princess Pyunggang

The Princess Pyunggang

The Princess Pyunggang exemplifies Korean traditional culture and history through the story of a fool, Ondal and the Princess Pyunggang. 

We Should Be Dancing

We Should Be Dancing

After observing young children in parks, streets and squares, five diverse and talented performers identically reproduce the natural movements generated by the pure, intense and de… 

Puppet Pansori Sugungga

Puppet Pansori Sugungga

An untraditional staging of classical Korean themes using the traditional puppetry of pansori and live music. 

Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back

Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back

If you want to discover – or further explore – cabaret, you couldn’t do better than to start with Reuben Kaye. 

Comedy with an Accent

Comedy with an Accent

Comedy with an accent; comedy with a different point of view! The show is curated by your mischievous Taiwanese comic Kuan-wen and features comedians from all over the world who a… 

Blanket Ban

Blanket Ban

Winner of Underbelly, New Diorama and Methuen Drama’s hit-making Untapped Award, 2022. 

Mum's the Word

Mum's the Word

Mum’s the Word is a special story about a comedian from India growing up with her mum, who is a single parent, and how she’s never met her dad. 

Best of Adelaide's Fringe Comedy

Best of Adelaide's Fringe Comedy

Constantly rotating line-up of the best comedians at this year’s festival. 

Aliya Kanani: Where You From, From?

Aliya Kanani: Where You From, From?

“Excuse me sir, would you mind if I gave this gentleman the free seat beside you?” says a keen and kind Aliya Kanani before the beginning of her sold-out show. 

Ballet Freedom

Ballet Freedom

Spectacular world renowned ballet company journey from Kyiv. 

Festival Music Nights

Festival Music Nights

Discover new artists from around the world! Come and enjoy the warmth of the world through a hand-picked selection of of bands, singers and instrumentalists, and soak up their soun… 

Sam Taunton: Yoho Diabolo

Sam Taunton: Yoho Diabolo

One of Australia’s best stand-up comedians returns with his new show Yoho Diabolo. 

Yuriko Kotani: Kaiju About

Yuriko Kotani: Kaiju About

Like Edinburgh, London is not an easy city to live in. 

Mary, Chris, Mars

Mary, Chris, Mars

Mary, Chris, Mars tells the story of two astronauts who share a Christmas Day together after a chance encounter pushes them away from the crippling isolation of their solitude and … 

Kafka and Son

Kafka and Son

When well done, the biographical show is one of the purest theatrical events known to man. 

Tehran Von Ghasri: GONNA GET CANCELLED

Tehran Von Ghasri: GONNA GET CANCELLED

Named to honour the city of his birth, Tehran Von Ghasri is a true comedian of the world. 

Schalk Bezuidenhout: I'll Make Laugh To You (Like You Want Me To)

Schalk Bezuidenhout: I'll Make Laugh To You (Like You Want Me To)

Following an incredible Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2019 and fresh from a 2022 Netflix special, Schalk Bezuidenhout is back with love in his heart and jokes in his pocket. 

Emo Majok: African Aussie

Emo Majok: African Aussie

Award-winning Sudanese-Aussie comedian Emo Majok, on his Edinburgh debut, will be digging into his experiences of culture clashes, with side-splitting stories of adjusting from a r… 

Zimbabwe Sculpture

Zimbabwe Sculpture

An exhibition of remarkable stone sculptures from new and established Zimbabwean artists. 

Gabo Variety Show

Gabo Variety Show

Afro-fusion pan-global music and dance fever at La Belle Angele. 

Paradi Inclusioni Der Film

Paradi Inclusioni Der Film

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 … 

Njambi McGrath – Accidental Coconut

Njambi McGrath – Accidental Coconut

Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire. 

Comoedia

Comoedia

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… 

Shiva's Camino

Shiva's Camino

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… 

Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart

What is Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart without men? Two actresses meet to rehearse a two-woman version of Schiller’s play. 

Phantasmaphone

Phantasmaphone

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

HaHanitarian Intervention

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… 

The Silenced Symphony

The Silenced Symphony

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… 

David Vernon and Dick Lee: The Sound of Musicals

David Vernon and Dick Lee: The Sound of Musicals

This brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform much-loved favourites from the musicals with their legendary skill and infectious enjoyment. 

Bruce Davies – Poems, Prayers and Promises. The John Denver Story

Bruce Davies – Poems, Prayers and Promises. The John Denver Story

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

#16Candles2SayAnything

#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… 

Beyond Borders International Festival 2019

Beyond Borders International Festival 2019

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!

The Community Centre!

The Community Centre! is a comedy show written, acted and directed by multi-ethnic artists. 

Narukami Thunder God

Narukami Thunder God

Narukami Thunder God is a Japanese tale of deception, seduction and betrayal. 

Unladylike

Unladylike

As an Indian-American immigrant living in the Middle East, Arzoo is bombarded with mixed messages on how to be a proper lady. 

Shadow

Shadow

Blindfolded and restrained behind a wall of screens, a journey through podcasts, audio porn and physical exhaustion awaits. 

Late Night Ceremony

Late Night Ceremony

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… 

Still Life

Still Life

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… 

Window

Window

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. 

Marx in Soho

Marx in Soho

The time is now, the place is here, and Karl Marx is back from the dead. 

Qing Snake

Qing Snake

Qing refers to the green of Chinese. 

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Apologies to the Bengali Lady

Cook and clean and not be seen. 

Russian String Orchestra at Old Saint Paul's

Russian String Orchestra at Old Saint Paul's

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… 

Afternoon Jazz at the Depot

Afternoon Jazz at the Depot

The Transatlantic Happiness Project presents top-notch jazz Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Leith Depot. 

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival

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 &… 

Korean Poetry Series Part 1

Korean Poetry Series Part 1

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… 

Reeds United – David Vernon and Dick Lee

Reeds United – David Vernon and Dick Lee

For the 16th year, this brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform their world music mix with virtuoso skill and infectious enjoyment. 

Shiva Tandava

Shiva Tandava

Shiva Tandava. 

SymphRONica

SymphRONica

The Herald’s Critics’ Festival Pick, 2019. 

Can You Throw This in the Bin for Me?

Can You Throw This in the Bin for Me?

An English lawyer, a German IT guy, and an Israeli TV writer throw away their life to entertain you. 

Chords to Dream of Love With!

Chords to Dream of Love With!

Brought to you by the folk orchestra of Hangzhou Jiangnan Experimental School of Zhejiang. 

Le Coup

Le Coup

Le Coup, in the Underbelly Circus Hub’s ‘The Beauty’ tent, is perfectly programmed. 

Afternoon Concert Series

Afternoon Concert Series

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 Voice of Young China

The Voice of Young China

The Youth Choir of Shanghai Grand Theatre present a delightful programme of classical and popular material. 

Adrian Minkowicz: Brown Privilege

Adrian Minkowicz: Brown Privilege

The Argentinean, New York-based comedian explores how the concept of privilege works around the world and challenges the existence of white privilege. 

Deepu Dileepan: The Outsider

Deepu Dileepan: The Outsider

Deepu Dileepan presents a string of wildly hilarious stories that deconstructs belongingness in present day society. 

Jacques Barrett in Boom-Jacqua-Laka!

Jacques Barrett in Boom-Jacqua-Laka!

2019 sees our (your) Jacques enter his 10th year as a full-time comic. 

Bleeding Black

Bleeding Black

Christopher Watts returns to the Festival Fringe with his one-man-show, Bleeding Black, at Greenside, Nicolson Square. 

Arlecchino Torn in Three

Arlecchino Torn in Three

Fancy a trip to Venice in Edinburgh? Join Arlecchino as he takes on two jobs and two masters. 

Misha's Gang: Strings on Fire

Misha's Gang: Strings on Fire

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 Perfect Body

The Perfect Body

The Perfect Body is a one woman show written and performed by Lavinia Savignoni. 

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

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. 

The Battle of Kuamo'o

The Battle of Kuamo'o

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… 

The Djinns of Eidgah

The Djinns of Eidgah

A moving tale of lives affected by conflict in Kashmir. 

Taiwan Season: Monster

Taiwan Season: Monster

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… 

Don't Do It, Don't Do It, Do It!

Don't Do It, Don't Do It, Do It!

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. 

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. 

English Speaking Comedy Borsch

English Speaking Comedy Borsch

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 … 

Super Human

Super Human

Super Human explores and pushes the limits of the human body. 

The Ship Sank. Where on Deck, Did My Captain Lie?

The Ship Sank. Where on Deck, Did My Captain Lie?

Based on a true story. 

Om Shaadi Om

Om Shaadi Om

Nina is on her multicultural, mixed-up and unfinished journey to matrimony. 

Peyton and Jared Stab Each Other in the Back

Peyton and Jared Stab Each Other in the Back

These two idiots are about to sell each other out for a chance at making more money than anyone’s ever made at Fringe. 

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb

The Rise and Fall of Patti Superb. 

Internationally Unknown

Internationally Unknown

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. 

Taboo

Taboo

A fictitious talk show with a live audience, featuring a guest from the afterlife. 

Ubu the King

Ubu the King

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… 

Sam Morrison: Hello, Daddy!

Sam Morrison: Hello, Daddy!

Meet Sam Morrison: a 24-year old American comedian with a theatrical flair and a penchant for daddies. 

Full Moon Cabaret

Full Moon Cabaret

Every night, a debauched affair of revelries and frivolity can be found in the depths of the Raging Bull bar on Lothian Road. 

Flamenco Fusion

Flamenco Fusion

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… 

Viva Music!

Viva Music!

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… 

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

My name is Mickey Sharma and I’ve been a comic for 10 years with five Edinburgh shows. 

Mickey Sharma – Pervert!

Mickey Sharma – Pervert!

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! 

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin hosted by Dharmander Singh and Neil Numb. 

Anuvab Pal: Democracy and Disco Dancing

Anuvab Pal: Democracy and Disco Dancing

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 … 

Schalk Bezuidenhout: South African White Boy

Schalk Bezuidenhout: South African White Boy

Two-time SA Comic’s Choice Award winner, South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout is back in the UK with his Edinburgh debut. 

Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture

Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture

Loyiso Gola dives into years of pop culture and the way they have shaped our lives. 

Francesco De Carlo: Winning Hearts and Minds

Francesco De Carlo: Winning Hearts and Minds

Winning Hearts And Minds is a show about love and populism. 

Sumit Anand: Nothing About Godzilla

Sumit Anand: Nothing About Godzilla

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. 

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

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 … 

Brodi Snook: Handful

Brodi Snook: Handful

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. 

I Run

I Run

I Run is a Danish one-man play about running and grief. 

Forest

Forest

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. 

Zimbabwe Sculptures

Zimbabwe Sculptures

Zimbabwean artists make some of the best stone sculptures in the world. 

Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom

Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom

Zoë has been on hiatus. 

Aditi Mittal: Mother of Invention

Aditi Mittal: Mother of Invention

Motherhood: the most celebrated and exploited condition of human existence. 

Buzz

Buzz

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. 

I’m Afraid of Americans

I’m Afraid of Americans

Comedic musings from an American artist who moved from Ohio to Brooklyn to Iceland. 

Vir Das: Loved

Vir Das: Loved

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. 

Lucie Pohl: Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real

Lucie Pohl: Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real

Lucie Pohl is an extremely talented performer; this is a statement I cannot stress enough. 

Oud from East to West

Oud from East to West

Music is a journey: across countries, cultures, and time. 

Viva el Flamenco!

Viva el Flamenco!

Internationally touring, Spanish Embassy endorsed, Ricardo Garcia brings ‘sensational flamenco with an international flavour’ **** (Herald, 2016). 

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

‘The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe’ **** (AdelaideNow. 

Rangoli: Art That Binds

Rangoli: Art That Binds

Rangoli is an Indian decorative art form traditionally designed and created by women to reflect the natural world. 

Dance Japan

Dance Japan

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 … 

David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

‘Combined blistering pace with beautifully crafted melodies’ (BroadwayBaby. 

Contractions

Contractions

Staging of the famous play – Mike Bartlett’s Contractions by St Petersburg A. 

Misha's Gang: Overdrive

Misha's Gang: Overdrive

In Misha’s Gang, the Russian String Orchestra pays homage to the great composers. 

Starman

Starman

The international hit returns for a limited run after touring the world. 

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival. 

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

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 … 

Bruce Davies – More from the Other Great American Songbook

Bruce Davies – More from the Other Great American Songbook

Following sell-out shows in 2017, Bruce returns with more Dylan, Paxton, Seeger, Simon, etc. 

Reigen

Reigen

Some plays lend themselves to radical reinterpretations and stagings while others need handling with more care. 

Expendable Chapters

Expendable Chapters

A fresh, ground-breaking performance from Athens. 

...What the Frick?!

...What the Frick?!

A request for sex talk in German, a crippling back injury and coming out to her religious grandmother. 

Wu Song – The Tiger Warrior

Wu Song – The Tiger Warrior

Long before Luke Skywalker, another hero mastered the sabre, and fought imperial forces. 

Sisu

Sisu

Finnish Oulu traditional dance and folk music combines traditional Scottish dance and contemporary dance styles. 

The Troth

The Troth

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… 

Renata Rosa

Renata Rosa

A rare visit to the UK for this deeply expressive Brazilian singer-songwriter and her band. 

Bleeding Black

Bleeding Black

Sam is a young Kiwi who discovers the thrill and adrenaline of following professional rugby. 

Russian String Orchestra at Old Saint Paul's

Russian String Orchestra at Old Saint Paul's

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… 

Panchkanya

Panchkanya

Panchkanya: sufferings of five heroines of Indian mythology are experienced by many Indian women to this date. 

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

Fringe hit! A different daily bill of global stand-up comedy stars. 

Chinese Children's Art – A Celebration

Chinese Children's Art – A Celebration

A vibrant and joyous performance showcasing the best of young talent from China and featuring over 15 unique Chinese folk dances. 

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

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 … 

The Island

The Island

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

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica

‘One of the best music shows … in week one of the festival’ (List). 

Music at Lunchtime

Music at Lunchtime

Visit St Giles’ Cathedral and enjoy a relaxed musical concert from performers from all over the world in a unique and beautiful historical setting. 

Ben McCarthy: Nevermind

Ben McCarthy: Nevermind

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. 

Ingrid Dahle: Wingrid

Ingrid Dahle: Wingrid

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… 

Chinese Children's Art Exhibition

Chinese Children's Art Exhibition

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… 

Ukulele Death Squad

Ukulele Death Squad

The world’s most dangerous ukulele group is back in 2018. 

Triptych

Triptych

Three stories meet on stage. 

Zimbabwe Sculptures

Zimbabwe Sculptures

Zimbabwean artists make some of the best stone sculptures in the world. 

Mickey Sharma – Filthy Club Comic

Mickey Sharma – Filthy Club Comic

With five Edinburgh shows under his belt and nine years experience as a professional, Mickey brings his best material. No feelings, just good jokes. 

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. 

About Lady White Fox With Nine Tales...

About Lady White Fox With Nine Tales...

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. 

Bride of the Gulf

Bride of the Gulf

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. 

Mickey Sharma's Mixed Blessings

Mickey Sharma's Mixed Blessings

We live in an increasingly mixed world when it comes to race, sexuality, gender and families. 

Grail Project

Grail Project

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, … 

Myq Kaplan: All Killing Aside

Myq Kaplan: All Killing Aside

New York’s cosmic comedian Myq (Mike) Kaplan takes you (and himself, and the universe) on a journey of kindness in his Edinburgh debut. 

Anuvab Pal: Empire

Anuvab Pal: Empire

The British Empire gave Anuvab a colonial accent and British values and suddenly left. 

Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure

Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure

By Magne van den Berg, UK premiere. 

The Basement Tapes

The Basement Tapes

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… 

Huff

Huff

It’s hard to tell you to go see Huff at Summerhall’s CanadaHub, but I absolutely must. 

Unbecoming Ramon Rivas

Unbecoming Ramon Rivas

Ramon Rivas (BlazerRamon. 

Tori Scott Is #Thirsty

Tori Scott Is #Thirsty

Celebrating poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka, direct from New York City. 

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

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. 

Nàdar / Prakriti

Nàdar / Prakriti

Nàdar / Prakriti is the first solo UK exhibition by Indian artist Ravi Agarwal. 

From Shanghai With Love

From Shanghai With Love

Join us in the stunning Playfair Library for this combined exhibition and fashion show. 

Natalie Clark: Scotland's Own Returns to Home Ground!

Natalie Clark: Scotland's Own Returns to Home Ground!

Scottish singer/songwriter Natalie Clark returns from America for her first Edinburgh Fringe headline performance. 

Perfect as You Are

Perfect as You Are

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. 

It's a Wretched Life

It's a Wretched Life

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… 

Like a Prayer

Like a Prayer

This piece asks questions of belief and seeks answers within personal encounters. 

New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances

New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances

New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances is part of Arab Art Focus, a showcase of new theatre and performance from the Arab region and diaspora. 

Bach Without Boundaries

Bach Without Boundaries

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/… 

Wéko Tsai

Wéko Tsai

Wéko is a Taiwanese-born singer-songwriter inspired by her multicultural upbringing in Scotland, Taiwan, Scandinavia and California. 

Guardians of Imperfection

Guardians of Imperfection

Handicap, schmandicap. 

Blurred Justice

Blurred Justice

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. 

Jogging

Jogging

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

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… 

Locus Amoenus

Locus Amoenus

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… 

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

Everything you would expect from a renowned Russian string orchestra. 

Maklena

Maklena

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… 

An Audience with Wendy Carle Taylor

An Audience with Wendy Carle Taylor

Wendy’s spellbinding show offers stunning interpretations of contemporary and traditional Scots, French, American and Canadian songs: Leonard Cohen, Mark Knopfler, Robert Burns, … 

HSSFC

HSSFC

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 … 

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra performs two concerts at Greyfriars Kirk with players from the Palestine Youth Orchestra. 

Carry King

Carry King

Brought to you by EnjoyMedia Cultural Company, Carry King is a visually striking, experimental piece of theatre. 

Little Shakespeare

Little Shakespeare

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… 

Ukulele Death Squad

Ukulele Death Squad

The Death Squad are pushing the boundaries of the small four-stringed instrument. 

David Vernon and Dick Lee

David Vernon and Dick Lee

‘From tango to polka, Bulgarian Horo to hot New Orleans jazz – great skill. 

Interactive Exhibition

Interactive Exhibition

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… 

Macbeth: Fringe of Cantonese Opera

Macbeth: Fringe of Cantonese Opera

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… 

I Am Rhythm

I Am Rhythm

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. 

Adrian Minkowicz: Best Newcomer

Adrian Minkowicz: Best Newcomer

Best Newcomer: it’s a show that combines monologues, film, theater and music, having stand-up comedy as its core. 

The End, the End, the End…

The End, the End, the End…

The amount a show takes liberties with narrative should be directly compensated by how much it has to say. 

Awkward Confessions of a Homeless Sex God

Awkward Confessions of a Homeless Sex God

Back by popular demand following last year’s rousing success. 

Light Puppet Show

Light Puppet Show

Award-winning, funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety of innovative electro-luminous objects. 

Kara Sevda

Kara Sevda

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

Misha's Gang

Misha's Gang

Everything you would expect from a renowned Russian string orchestra. 

Tommy Miah Street Food Festival

Tommy Miah Street Food Festival

After last year’s successful fringe event, celebrity chef, Tommy Miah is running another Street Food Festival experience. 

The Gun Show

The Gun Show

A thoughtful and well-realised production, this play provides a personal perspective on the debate surrounding American gun ownership. 

Working Method – Enkidu Khaled

Working Method – Enkidu Khaled

Part of Summerhall’s Big in Belgium season, Working Method is an interactive piece which explores the process of making art. 

On Ice – Suzanne Grotenhuis/De Nwe Tijd

On Ice – Suzanne Grotenhuis/De Nwe Tijd

The young performer Suzanne Grotenhuis won a prize for her previous theatre show at a Belgian theatre festival. 

Arab Arts Focus: Dance Double Bill

Arab Arts Focus: Dance Double Bill

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. 

Chill Habibi

Chill Habibi

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… 

Nocturne

Nocturne

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… 

£¥€$ (LIES) – Ontroerend Goed

£¥€$ (LIES) – Ontroerend Goed

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… 

Nazi Jihadi

Nazi Jihadi

A German Muslim who grew up in Syria, South Africa and Pakistan. 

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

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… 

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma... Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma... Comedian!

Watch the evolution of Mickey Sharma from an Indian teenager into a British comic. 

Comedy World War 5

Comedy World War 5

The hit-show in its fifth year! Four international top comedians per night, one against one, no allies. 

Arna Spek: Museum Piece

Arna Spek: Museum Piece

Greet the midnight hour with Dutch comedian Arna Spek and special guests. 

Christian Schulte-Loh: Rise of the 50 Foot German Comedian

Christian Schulte-Loh: Rise of the 50 Foot German Comedian

He’s back! The German giant returns. 

Cirkopolis

Cirkopolis

Cirkopolis begins from the moment the doors open and the audience filters into the massive space at the EICC. 

Pike St.

Pike St.

I’ll make no bones about it: Pike St. 

Rosalind

Rosalind

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… 

Nick Coyle: Queen of Wolves

Nick Coyle: Queen of Wolves

Blackbell House has a new governess: poor, plain, Frances Glass. 

#AA Abnormal Asian

#AA Abnormal Asian

‘The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe’ **** (AdelaideNow. 

Komödie Distillery

Komödie Distillery

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. 

Martini Dry

Martini Dry

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. 

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Backpackers and travelling comedians have a similar lifestyle, exploring new cultures, traveling light and relying on booze to socialise. 

Mickey Sharma – Sharmanator

Mickey Sharma – Sharmanator

Mickey feels he wasted his 20s and now wants to live all the things he missed out on: sex, drugs, being a stepdad, etc… 

John Hastings: Audacity

John Hastings: Audacity

John Hastings is back at the Fringe and this time he’s in love - for real. 

Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine in Race Off

Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine in Race Off

Burns and Quartermaine are the yin and yang of righteous anger. 

Pip Utton's Greatest Hits

Pip Utton's Greatest Hits

Pip Utton is a veteran of the stage, and of the Edinburgh Festival. 

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning

Two-time Emmy nominated and Comics’ Choice Award winning Loyiso Gola is one of South Africa’s most loved comedians for a reason. 

Taha

Taha

Taha Muhammad Ali is the beautiful optimistic picture of the Palestinian people – of all of us. 

The Second Copy: 2045

The Second Copy: 2045

From out of the future, dissolving himself in fiction, the character of Youness Atbane observes the dynamics of contemporary art in Morocco. 

Francesco De Carlo: Comfort Zone

Francesco De Carlo: Comfort Zone

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 … 

Sasquatch: The Opera

Sasquatch: The Opera

I’m not sure where to begin in dissecting Sasquatch: the Opera. 

The Dreamer

The Dreamer

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

Mikelangelo: Cave – Waits – Cohen

Mikelangelo: Cave – Waits – Cohen

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… 

Highlands to Hindustan: Indian Art in University of Edinburgh Collections

Highlands to Hindustan: Indian Art in University of Edinburgh Collections

Marking the 70th anniversary of India’s independence, this exhibition celebrates the richness and visual splendour of two millennia of India’s art. 

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri – let my salvation be in the supreme. 

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri

Hari Ho Gati Meri – let my salvation be in the supreme. 

The Fool

The Fool

The Fool follows the events leading to the incarceration of its 3 main characters thanks to a law known as ‘Kevin’s Bill’. 

Godspell

Godspell

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

Concerning Mars

Concerning Mars

‘Don’t you find, that the good thing about home is that leaving, as coming back, can equally be the greatest thing?’ ‘Mr. 

Fusion of Strings

Fusion of Strings

Marking his global tour, China’s legendary composer, Tu Shanxiang, comes to Edinburgh to perform his own traditional Chinese music piece. 

Stand-Up From Russia

Stand-Up From Russia

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!

This is Japanese Iki!

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… 

Barra to Bengal

Barra to Bengal

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… 

Mimi Oz

Mimi Oz

Mimi was dubbed ‘Oz, by Canadian icon Bob Wiseman after completion of her sophomore album Three of Swords, 2011. 

The Peony Pavilion

The Peony Pavilion

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. 

All In

All In

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… 

Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future

Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future

Lynn Ruth Miller is the poster girl for growing old disgracefully. 

La Dolce Vita at Contini Ristorante

La Dolce Vita at Contini Ristorante

La Dolce Vita at Edinburgh’s favourite independent Italian family restaurant Contini Ristorante. 

Chinese Women’s Whispers

Chinese Women’s Whispers

Chinese Women’s Whispers provides an oasis of calm for weary festival goers. 

Blues is a Primary Colour

Blues is a Primary Colour

A music and projection performance through the prism of blues with live music by Justin Lavash and projections by Darrell Jónsson. 

Foehn Effect

Foehn Effect

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, … 

Molhados&Secos – Wet and Dry

Molhados&Secos – Wet and Dry

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

As You Like It

As You Like It

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. 

Snow Charm and Spring Scenery

Snow Charm and Spring Scenery

Specially produced for the Jilin Culture Week and also staged at the Moscow Kremlin Theatre. 

Karmana, Songs of the Roma

Karmana, Songs of the Roma

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… 

A Medley of Four Dreams of Linchuan

A Medley of Four Dreams of Linchuan

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. 

Ongals Babbling Comedy

Ongals Babbling Comedy

With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off, even if you don’t know why. 

David Vernon and Dick Lee

David Vernon and Dick Lee

This brilliant accordion and clarinet duo perform an eclectic mix of music with infectious enjoyment – French, jazz, Jewish, traditional, Balkan, tango etc. 

Best Intentions

Best Intentions

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 … 

Under Ice

Under Ice

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… 

Under Ice

Under Ice

Lithuanian director Arturas Areima mounts an adaptation of Falk Richter’s play of the same name, Under Ice. 

The African Dream Musical

The African Dream Musical

South African sensations return. 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. 

Little Shakespeare

Little Shakespeare

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

On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as Her Young Lover

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… 

Taiwan Season: NuShu

Taiwan Season: NuShu

NuShu is a coded script invented by women in Hunan, China to record their private thoughts and feelings. 

I Am Rhythm

I Am Rhythm

A fresh, upbeat dance show that tells the story of the evolution of rhythm and dance in South Africa. 

Red Rose / White Rose

Red Rose / White Rose

There were two actresses in Strindberg’s play: one I called his white rose, the other his red rose. 

The Rooster and Partial Memory

The Rooster and Partial Memory

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… 

Moscow Boys

Moscow Boys

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… 

Machina

Machina

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… 

Dreaming Under the Southern Bough

Dreaming Under the Southern Bough

[email protected] mount an original adaptation of Tang Xianzu’s A Dream Under the Southern Bough. 

A Midsummer Night's Dreaming

A Midsummer Night's Dreaming

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 … 

Voices of Soweto Presents Ubuntu

Voices of Soweto Presents Ubuntu

Ubuntu, meaning compassion and humanity, is a show that speaks about unity amongst the African continent and the world. 

Bubble Revolution

Bubble Revolution

George Orwell once wrote a fairy tale in order to avoid accusations of criticising reality. 

United States of Edinburgh

United States of Edinburgh

The United States of Edinburgh. 

Lies. All Lies.

Lies. All Lies.

Through a series of devised monologues, pieces of physical theatre and slam poetry, Lies. 

Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future

Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future

Lynn Ruth Miller is the poster girl for growing old disgracefully. 

A+ Underachiever

A+ Underachiever

‘The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe’ **** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 

The African Dream Musical

The African Dream Musical

South African sensations return. 

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma... Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma... Comedian!

Mickey Sharma is back with Sharma Sharma. 

A Sharma Sutra's Tale

A Sharma Sutra's Tale

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. 

Loyiso Gola: Dude, Where's My Lion?

Loyiso Gola: Dude, Where's My Lion?

Loyiso Gola is a rare kind of stand-up comic. 

Orlando Baxter: Suspensions, Detentions and Summer Vacations

Orlando Baxter: Suspensions, Detentions and Summer Vacations

Watching Orlando Baxter perform is like sitting down with your favourite teacher again: you hang on his every word. 

Emily Tresidder: Crazy Is

Emily Tresidder: Crazy Is

Emily Tresidder explores ‘the Zen of Crazy’ and the myriad of things that have come to be defined as such. 

Neel Kolhatkar: Neel Before Me

Neel Kolhatkar: Neel Before Me

If you are a millennial/Gen-Y/Gen-X-er you need to see Neel Kolhatkar. 

Alice Fraser: The Resistance

Alice Fraser: The Resistance

You are immediately struck by Alice Fraser’s triumphant gentility as she graces the stage. 

Teatro Delusio

Teatro Delusio

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. 

Sweet Child Of Mine

Sweet Child Of Mine

Life has given Australian performance artist Bron Batten what she calls ‘theatrical lemons’. 

It Folds

It Folds

Both touching and humorous, It Folds is an experimental exploration of grief, death and the human condition. 

Krapp 39

Krapp 39

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. 

Hamlet in Bed

Hamlet in Bed

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… 

World Without Us

World Without Us

Ontroerend Goed’s World Without Us imagines a future in which humanity has simply ceased to exist, and it’s surprisingly soothing. 

Mungo Park – Travels in the Interior of Africa

Mungo Park – Travels in the Interior of Africa

Mungo Park proved that any true Scotsman would do almost anything to avoid spending another bloody day in Selkirk. 

Wank Bank Masterclass

Wank Bank Masterclass

The Aussies have a certain way with words and in the case Adam Seymour with his hands also. 

Soweto Spiritual Singers: The African Experience

Soweto Spiritual Singers: The African Experience

‘These singers know how to dazzle and excite their audience. 

154th Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography 2016

154th Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography 2016

This long-established international art photography exhibition features over 200 prints from all over the world. 

Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation

Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation

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… 

The MaineStreet Band

The MaineStreet Band

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… 

Sex, Food and Politics – Lecture by Ang Li (Writer)

Sex, Food and Politics – Lecture by Ang Li (Writer)

Ang Li is the most controversial woman writer in Taiwan. 

La Merda by Cristian Ceresoli, starring Silvia Gallerano

La Merda by Cristian Ceresoli, starring Silvia Gallerano

Six performances only! The multi award-winning international hit play returns for its final Edinburgh performances. 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

WeAct is the premier amateur theatrical drama group in China. 

Tomorrow's Parties

Tomorrow's Parties

Forced Entertainment have a legendary reputation for creating innovative, engaging and challenging theatre and performance. 

Tats Nkonzo: The African With Wifi

Tats Nkonzo: The African With Wifi

‘One of the best acts to happen to South African comedy’ (Argus). 

Sor and Giuliani

Sor and Giuliani

Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani were the greatest guitar composers and virtuosos in the classical era. 

China Conservatory Orchestra 2015 Concert

China Conservatory Orchestra 2015 Concert

The history of Chinese folk music is one of the longest unbroken musical lineages in the world, representing over three thousand years of tradition. 

Joel Creasey: The Hurricane

Joel Creasey: The Hurricane

Joel is Australia’s hottest comedy star right now. 

Traverse Breakfast Plays: (in search of) Tomorrow

Traverse Breakfast Plays: (in search of) Tomorrow

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 … 

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

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… 

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch – an arsenal of eclectic instruments. 

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch

The Day Before the Fair Album Launch – an arsenal of eclectic instruments. 

Full Tilt Janis: The Australian Janis Joplin Tribute Show

Full Tilt Janis: The Australian Janis Joplin Tribute Show

Full Tilt Janis: The Australian Janis Joplin Tribute Show captures the sound, feel and attitude of the infamous Janis Joplin. 

Pajama Men: Pterodactyl Nights

Pajama Men: Pterodactyl Nights

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… 

Lost in the Dust Exhibition

Lost in the Dust Exhibition

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… 

Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy

Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy

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. 

Poker Night Blues

Poker Night Blues

In Poker Night Blues, Williams’ masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire is undone – dismantled and distilled to its essential elements. 

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Lunch in Cairo

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Lunch in Cairo

This double bill of new writing by Tom Coash brings us to Cairo, where we’re welcomed with dates and hookah pipes. 

The Mountain Top

The Mountain Top

In April 1968, Martin Luther King Jr went to Memphis. 

Christian Schulte-Loh: Return of the 50 Foot German Comedian

Christian Schulte-Loh: Return of the 50 Foot German Comedian

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… 

Taiwan Season: The Paper Play

Taiwan Season: The Paper Play

This charming double bill from Puppets Being Theatre uses poise and precision to bring to life ingenious paper creations. 

The Sacred Room of Desire

The Sacred Room of Desire

The Sacred Room of Desire, written and directed by Carola Benedetto tells the story of the Hindu pantheon family of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha. 

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

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… 

Okinawa Sansan

Okinawa Sansan

Follow Sanla and his wife on a journey of love, life and Okinawa tradition. 

Ashes Afar

Ashes Afar

Ashes Afar follows the story of a migrant couple from different cultures in a volatile relationship. 

Flight Lessons

Flight Lessons

A new play from South African playwright Amy Jephta, Flight Lessons sees actress Saria Steel play two friends on opposite sides of the world. 

Taiwan Season: Self and Others

Taiwan Season: Self and Others

Formosa Circus Art company blends circus, dance and theatre skills. 

Budge3

Budge3

At once frenetic and contemplative, Budge3 is an intricate knot of elastic energy, dance that is fit to burst at any moment. 

Traces

Traces

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. 

Corey White: The Cane Toad Effect

Corey White: The Cane Toad Effect

Winner Best Newcomer 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Island Voices – The Sigh of Body

Island Voices – The Sigh of Body

Taiwan’s indigenous peoples have inhabited the island for 12,000 years, and seen many new cultures arrive and depart over the centuries. 

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

‘Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable. 

Filthy Talk for Troubled Times

Filthy Talk for Troubled Times

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… 

Little Thing, Big Thing

Little Thing, Big Thing

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. 

Rose Matafeo and Guy Montgomery Are Friends

Rose Matafeo and Guy Montgomery Are Friends

Winners of the 2013 and 2014 Billy T award. 

Instant Sharma

Instant Sharma

Karma hasn’t caught up with Mickey yet… He has a great life despite messing things up on regular basis. 

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Mickey is an Indian, that was born in Pakistan (it’s true). 

Katsura Sunshine – Let Me Tell You a Story About Japan!

Katsura Sunshine – Let Me Tell You a Story About Japan!

‘A raconteur extraordinaire! One of a kind! Sunshine is star!’ (Japan Times). 

Tats Nkonzo: The African With Wifi

Tats Nkonzo: The African With Wifi

‘One of the best acts to happen to South African comedy’ (Argus). 

Frenchy: Live'n'Lanky

Frenchy: Live'n'Lanky

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… 

Hotel Paradiso

Hotel Paradiso

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 … 

Aunty Donna

Aunty Donna

Aussie Edinburgh favourites return with a killer new show. 

Alex Williamson: That Guy from the Internet

Alex Williamson: That Guy from the Internet

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. 

Neel Kolhatkar: Truth Be Told

Neel Kolhatkar: Truth Be Told

After sell-out solo shows and tours across Australia Neel returns for his second Edinburgh solo outing with Truth Be Told. 

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Gruesome Playground Injuries

From the title, Gruesome Playground Injuries sounds like grim viewing. 

17 Border Crossings

17 Border Crossings

‘Brilliant and evocative’ (Westword. 

Abacus

Abacus

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. 

Art for Lunch

Art for Lunch

Escape the thunderous thrill of the High Street! Unwind and enjoy tranquillity, inspiring music and stunning architecture in the medieval heart of Edinburgh. 

Ancient Art of Fine Silk Embroidery

Ancient Art of Fine Silk Embroidery

Exhibition of fine Chinese silk embroidery by Su Embroidery Studio from Suzhou, China. 

The Christians

The Christians

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… 

David Correos: Better Than I Was the Last Time

David Correos: Better Than I Was the Last Time

Returning after bringing all of the noise in 2018, David’s had time to reflect on one heck of a year. 

Passion and Rhythm

Passion and Rhythm

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… 

Sowhereto Africa: Free to Dance

Sowhereto Africa: Free to Dance

Old and new beats meet performance poetry paying tribute to South Africa’s legends.